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CNN: Five freedoms you'd lose to Obama's health care scheme

CNN and Fortune posted an interesting blog today titled "5 freedoms you'd lose in health care reform."  Editor-at-Large Shawn Tully lays out the case against Barack Obama's proposed government takeover of medicine, writing in part:

Oregon Libertarians win another seat

Richard Whitehead, Washington County, Ore. Libertarian Party Treasurer, was recently elected to the Local School Committee for Beaver Acres Elementary, Position 3.  Whitehead accomplished the rare feat of being elected as a write-in candidate.  

Libertarians now hold seats in four School Committees in Washington County.  Libertarians are especially needed on school boards, where the majority of government spending takes places in most localities, where the Party's commitment to fiscal responsibility and quality education best serve our friends and neighbors.

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Doctors demand Obama apology

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Pitching government control, President falsely accuses doctors of conspiring to make children sicker

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Richard S. Kerr, M.D., a West Virginia Libertarian Party member and a retired doctor with 36 years experience, asked President Barack Obama Thursday to apologize for comments made in his Wednesday night press conference accusing doctors of conspiring to make children sicker for profits.

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Libertarians respond to Obama press conference

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian National Committee Communications Director Donny Ferguson issued the following statement Wednesday night, in response to President Barack Obama’s press conference:

“Tonight’s press conference by President Obama, complete with scare tactics and wildly inaccurate claims, perfectly illustrated why more and more Americans are losing faith in his promises of prosperity through government control.

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As Cat announces factory shutdowns, Libertarians want Obama explanation

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More jobs lost as ‘stimulus’ bill delays economic recovery

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Wednesday asked President Barack Obama to explain to the American people why his $787 billion “stimulus” government expansion plan has once again failed to deliver on even its most basic promises.

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Libertarians decry defeat of concealed carry amendment

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S. 845 would have protected constitutional rights

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Wednesday criticized senators voting against an amendment establishing concealed carry reciprocity between all states and reminded them voters have a record of holding gun rights opponents accountable on Election Day.

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Libertarians: No need for ‘Iraq war rush’ to government-run medicine

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Obama demands for immediate action, little transparency are hallmarks of bad legislation

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday urged Congress to take its time deliberating the proposed government takeover of the nation’s health care system amid pressure from the White House to quickly adopt the troubled proposal quickly and with minimal debate.  Libertarians oppose the plan, which deepens the federal budget deficit and leads to the rationing of basic health care.

Americans oppose Obama takeover of medicine

A poll released just minutes ago by the Gallup organization is the latest to highlight a troubling trend for the White House.  Among all Americans, disapproval of Obama's proposed government takeover of medicine tops approval by a 50 percent to 44 percent margin.

Dem governors: Obama health care scheme is a massive "unfunded mandate"

The Washington Times editorializes today on the Obama plan for government-run medicine, pointing to Congressional Budget Office reports showing it radically explodes the size of the federal budget deficit and achieves so-called "savings" only by forcing doctors and hospitals to make less.

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

Barr: Democrats' government takeover of medicine a 'monstrosity'

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, outlines the true cost of the proposed government takeover of medicine in his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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

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