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Barr: 'Cap and tax' a lot of hot air

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, takes a look at Barack Obama's proposed "cap and trade" $1.9 trillion National Energy Tax in his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Click here to read Barr's column.  Barr writes, in part:

Washington Times: Despite Obama's wishes, "tea party" movement not going away

Friday's Washington Times editorializes on the July 4 "tea party" movement, many of which are being organized by Libertarian activists or Libertarian Party affiliates.

Click here to read the full editorial, or if you live in the metro D.C. area pick up a copy of The Washington Times (click here to subscribe).  The Times writes, in part:

 

Rampant overspending has some states teetering near shutdown

Click here for the full story.  The Los Angeles Times reports, in part:

Indiana is one of five states -- along with Arizona, California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania -- bracing for possible shutdowns this week as time runs out for lawmakers to close billion-dollar gaps in their fiscal 2010 budgets.

Obamacare failed in Europe

Guillaume Vuillemey, a researcher at France's Institut Economique Molinari, and Philip Stevens, a researcher at Britain's International Policy Network write in today's Washington Examiner about how Obama's proposed government takeover of the health care system has worked in Europe.

Hint.  Not so well.

Obama backs what he called "the largest middle-class tax increase in history"

"I pledge that under my plan, no one making less than $250,000 a year will see any type of tax increase...Not income tax, not capital gains taxes, not any kind of tax." - Candidate Barack Obama in Dover, N.H., Sept. 12, 2008

Barack Obama, who won the presidential election promising absolutely no tax increase of any kind for the middle class, is now considering a new multi-billion dollar tax on employer-provided health care benefits -- the very proposal he attacked during the campaign as "the largest middle-class tax increase in history."

Obama Supreme Court nominee overruled by Supreme Court, again

In a victory for individual rights, the Supreme Court Monday announced it is throwing out a decision by Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who ruled the city of New Haven, Conn. could deny several firefighters promotions because the racially-neutral test they passed did not produce politically correct results, and it could theoretically result in lawsuits from special interest groups.

"ObamaCare" not so caring toward the elderly

Noted commentator Matthew Vadum, writing for The American Spectator, highlights what Obama's proposed government takeover of health care means for the elderly.  You may click here to read it.

Here's a hint.  If you're suffering from a painful fracture, Obama tells yesterday's town hall, "maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller."

Poll: Few Americans trust Obama, Congress with the economy

A new poll from the independent firm Rasmussen Reports finds what Libertarians have said for years – Americans trust their own judgment on economic issues more than that of President Obama and Congress.

The awful truth about government-run care: It's rationing

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a physician and resident fellow at the independent, non-partisan American Enterprise Institute, writes in today's Wall Street Journal about the inescapable truth of government-run health care -- it can only make health care cheap by rationing your access to it.

You may click here or pick up a copy of the Journal to read Dr. Gottlieb's column.  Dr. Gottlieb writes in part:

Who are 'the uninsured?'

Today's Washington Times editorial takes an eye-opening look into the Obama insinuation that America's 45 million uninsured are middle-class families who simply can't get health insurance unless Congress gives in to his proposed government takeover of health care.

Click here to read the editorial, or pick up a copy of the Times if you live in the metro D.C. area.  The Times writes, in part:

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