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Indianapolis LP councilman seeks to get city out budget rough by selling off government golf courses

Ed Coleman, Libertarian member of the City-County Council in Indianapolis, sought support today for a proposal to cut unneeded spending as many taxpayers struggle to make ends meet.  Coleman proposed the city sell off 12 of its government-owned golf courses.

"Most of our golf courses currently aren't making money, and the ones that are aren't making much," Coleman told Indianapolis' Channel 6 News. "In economic times like these, we should look into whether we should be in the golf business or not."

Town hall face-offs erode health support

As more and more concerned Americans make their first trip to a "town hall" meeting to voice their doubts about Obama's proposed government takeover of health care, support for the risky experiment plunges.  No wonder Democrats were working so hard this week to slander attendees and discourage people from attending meetings they couldn't risk canceling.

Not that the opposition has stopped the bill.  Democrats have clearly stated they will pass some form of a government takeover regardless of what voters think.

Rationing away medical care

Also from today's Washington Times.  The unavoidable reality of rationing basic care is one of many reasons why Libertarians oppose government-run health care and prefer to open up the insurance market.  Click here to read the full editorial, which states:

"The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter. ..."

Yes, the proposed government takeover of health care actually contains that language, which The Washington Times editorializes as "Orwellian."

Click here to read the editorial, which goes on to debunk the Obama claim he isn't raising taxes:

'Stimulus' opponents see growth as France, Germany emerge from recession

Startling economic numbers from France and Germany, critics of the Obama plan to stimulate the economy through massive deficit spending.  Libertarians were early critics of the 'stimlus' package of government expansion as a plan, pointing out it would delay economic recovery.  Libertarians, backed by most Americans, suggest tax and regulatory relief to boost job creation.

HuffPo: White House memo confirms deal with Big Pharma

The Huffington Post reports today on a deal hatched between the White House and major pharmaceutical firms to win their support of Barack Obama's proposed government takeover of the nation's health care system.  The report comes after the New York Times and Los Angeles time reported such a deal was in the works.

Obama promises: My health care system = the postal system

From today's Washington Examiner.  Click here to read the full editorial:

With a few hours' reflection, it's become clear that Barack Obama's reference to the U.S. Postal Service at yesterday's health care town hall was the most revealing, and damaging, thing the president has said in the entire health care debate.

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Rep. Kathy Castor and Sen. Russ Carnahan called out union thugs to rough up citizens who showed up to speak out against government-run medicine.  

Rep. David Scott began screaming at a doctor who disagreed with him.  

Rep. John Dingell got into an argument with an elderly man who brought his special needs son.  

Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed people who are revealing the details of HR 3200 are “carrying swastikas.”  

Drooping polls undercut scripted protest claims

From today's Washington Times (click here for the full article):

 

Drooping polls undercut scripted protest claim

The White House's claim that large and boisterous protests against health care reform over the past week have been scripted performances, underwritten by industry lobbyists and the Republican Party, continues to run into a stubborn reality check: public polling on the matter.

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