2008 record      

 


  • Health Reform: The president used an illuminating choice of words to describe the transformation of the health system Congress is set to enact. We are indeed "on the precipice" — staring into an abyss of statism.

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  • Socialized Medicine: The administration's own health department, in a devastating analysis, warns of rising costs, shrinking benefits and a long-term health care "death spiral." "Reform" has been pronounced dead.

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  • Loyal Opposition: The president has called on Republicans to "stop trying to frighten the American people." But telling the truth about the never-ending expansion of government is not scaremongering.

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  • Health Care: IBD recently ran an extensive series of pieces by economist Thomas Sowell highlighting government's involvement in the financial meltdown. We did it both to correct the historical record and to warn about future interventions of the same kind.

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  • Americans are leaving both political parties in large numbers and are identifying themselves as Independents or third-party supporters. The exodus is so large that the share of Independent voters is now bigger than either Democrats or Republicans.

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  • Health Reform: To hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tell it, what people think regarding what the president and Congress do is irrelevant — or worse, immoral.

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  • Confidence among consumers and small businesses both sank to their lowest levels since July as high unemployment fueled concerns about consumer spending heading into the holidays, according to separate surveys Tuesday.

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  • Public Opinion: Americans seem to know what their leaders in Washington either don't know, don't want to know or refuse to acknowledge — that the economic stimulus they foisted on us has been one big letdown.
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  • Consumer confidence edged down in November on a weak jobs outlook and worries about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery, according to a survey released Tuesday.

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