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Research: Government-run health care MORE expensive than private care

Health care researcher Dr. Jeffrey H. Anderson, writing in today's Investor's Business Daily, reveals the troubling findings of research into government-run health care programs.  Despite Barack Obama's promises that his proposed government takeover of doctor's offices will somehow reduce costs, the facts show exactly the opposite is true.

You may click here to read the column.  Dr. Anderson writes, in part:

Washington Post: Time to privatize the Postal Service

From yesterday's surprising editorial in The Washington Post, which endorses positions long held by the Libertarian Party.  You may click here to read the full editorial.

The Post concludes:

New taxation of your health benefits (Oh, except unions)

Health Care Catastrophe

By: Daniel Murdock

        Even though working Americans would pay trillions more in additional taxes, Washington continues to press forward with plans for health care reform. There are numerous proposals on how to raise the necessary funds, but Senator Max Baucus’ (D-Mont.) plan to “limit allowable tax free health benefits” has garnered the most attention.

CBS, New York Times engineer poll to create pro-ObamaCare majority

A recent CBS/New York Times poll showing a majority of Americans wanted to pay higher taxes to fund a government takeover of the health care system clashed sharply with a multitide of polls showing Americans opposed the plan.

Barr: Federal regulatory burden hits $1.17 trillion

Over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Congressman Bob Barr draws attention to one of the major hurdles facing our economic recovery -- the $1.17 trillion cost of complying with government regulations that must be carried by every American citizen and employer.

Removing unneeded and unnecessary regulations would be an important first step toward creating jobs -- and more effective than the Obama approach of throwing borrowed money at the problem.

Libertarian Party Interns on The Hill

          The LP National internship program had an exciting week with outreach at several events around town including the National Taxpayers Union Conference, and Capital Pride. Interns have moved from all over the country to intern at the LP and participate in these events. While mostly focused on local events, they are also providing valuable services to state affiliates who need help with research, and creating flyers and pamphlets for outreach.

Free Market Hero: William Brody

The independent, non-partisan Institute for Justice announced Tuesday it successfully negotiated a settlement with the Village of Port Chester, New York in the wake of a 2008 federal court victory by local businessman William Brody.  Brody, represented by IJ, has been engaged in a nine-year eminent domain battle with the village, which took Brody’s property for a private development project.  (The village bulldozed his small businesses to make way for a parking garage for a Stop & Shop.) 

Gay critics say 'too little, too late' from Obama

CNN reports that Obama's attempt to buy off gay activists with federal benefits, after the White House compared them to pedophiles in a legal brief opposing gay marriage, is "too little, too late."

CNN reports in part:

President Obama's decision to grant some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees is seen by some as his attempt to extend an olive branch to the gay and lesbian community, but critics say it's "too little, too late."

Wish a happy birthday to John Monds!

John Monds, the Libertarian candidate for Georgia governor, celebrates his birthday today. 

John's already the first Georgia gubernatorial candidate to reach 1,000 followers on Twitter, so why not send him your best wishes, and follow his campaign, by going to http://twitter.com/VoteMonds?

If you don't "tweet," you can always show your support at http://www.VoteMonds.com/.

Gay Democrat donors boycotting DNC bash over Obama admin gay bashing brief

Outraged over a legal brief filed by the Obama administration comparing gay and lesbian Americans to pedophiles and people committing incest, gay and lesbian donors to the Democrat Party are pulling their support of a June 25 Democrat National Committee fundraiser with Vice-President Joe Biden aimed at the LBGT community.

ABC News reports former Clinton advisor David Mixner has withdrawn from the event, blasting the Obama brief as a "sickening document" that "could have been written by the Rev. Pat Robertson."

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