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Transportation Secretary speaks out on . . . health care reform?

Talk about your full-court press from the Obama administration. Even Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is advocating for the administration’s health care bill now:

Yesterday, I voiced my support for health care reform with an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune. I am grateful to those who saw my speaking-out for what it was: a […]


Just a few miscellaneous things of note:

The City’s Planning and Growth Department is considering combining the Planning Commission (PC) and Zoning Commission (ZC). The PC considered it at their September 16 meeting, and the ZC is going to discuss it at their October 1 meeting. The ZC agenda gives this explanation for the […]

Katie Couric interviews Glenn Beck

Why am I posting this? Because I know that I have some readers who are just dying to talk about Glenn Beck, health care, Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing fringe, etc., etc., but it’s pretty much off-topic in my other posts. So, here’s a post where you can take your shots. However, I would like […]

Health care bill’s most powerful person: “The Commissioner”

I’ve started reading the health care bill (H.R.3200), and one thing that has caught my attention already is the position of “Health Choices Commissioner,” referred to throughout the bill as simply “Commissioner.” The Commissioner would be appointed by the President to head up a newly-created, “independent agency in the executive branch of the Government” […] looks at the President’s health care speech

You can get all the details here, but here’s a summary of President Obama’s less-than-accurate points during his health-care speech Wednesday night:

Obama was correct when he said his plan wouldn’t insure illegal immigrants; the House bill expressly forbids giving subsidies to those who are in the country illegally. Conservative critics complain that the […]

Thoughts on health care

I haven’t read the health care bill, and I’ve only casually been following the health care debate in the newspaper and on the radio. So my thoughts on the subject are somewhat random and philosophical.

My first thought is, why is it the government’s job to “solve” the health care crisis? Why is […]

Cato Institute analyzes Obama’s health care town hall meeting

The Cato Institute, a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C., takes a look at the President’s health care town hall meeting that was broadcast on ABC recently:

With the nationalization of some of our largest companies, the recently-passed Waxman-Markey bill, and Obama’s health care proposal, it sounds like we’re well on […]