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Tanner: Obama’s Class Warfare

By Michael D. Tanner The American economy is finally coming back, after one of the slowest post-recession recoveries in recent history. So naturally President Obama has decided that what we really need now is a return to the era of tax and spend. Oh, and of course, a healthy batch of class warfare too. The […]

Tanner: How Obamacare Is ‘working’

By Michael D. Tanner No matter how badly you want something to be true, simply wishing will not make it so. This is a lesson that Obamacare supporters need to learn, as they tell us yet again that the Affordable Care Act “is working.” The latest claims stem in part from evidence that the number […]

Tanner: The court and Obamacare

By Michael D. Tanner Probably no later than next June, we can expect the Supreme Court to rule on whether the Obama administration can provide subsidies for Obamacarethrough federally run exchanges despite explicit language in the law that limits subsidies to “an exchange established by a State.” There is no guarantee, of course, about how […]

Tanner: The 2014 tax revolt

By Michael D. Tanner As they whistle past the post-election graveyard, Democrats have found a new tune: Voters may have rejected their candidates for everything from U.S. Senate to dogcatcher, but they really still agree with them on the issues. Of course this clearly isn’t true when it comes to Obamacare, which just dropped to […]

Tanner: On its one-year anniversary, ObamaCare gets an ‘F’

By Michael D. Tanner This past Wednesday marked one year since enrollment in ObamaCare began. What began with the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov has ended with the health law’s supporters claiming victory. It is true that some of the worst predictions have not yet come true. Yet. But in the last year we’ve also seen […]

Obamacare: Fewer doctors, more demand

By Michael D. Tanner Obamacare, as its advocates increasingly point out, has succeeded in expanding the number of Americans with insurance. Even though this achievement came at enormous cost, still leaves millions of Americans uninsured, and dumped millions more into Medicaid, this is still one of the few “successes” that the health-care law can claim. […]

Tanner: Less welfare, more charity

By Michael D. Tanner In 1985, wealthy New York businessman George McDonald was moved by the plight of the city’s homeless population; he was particularly struck by the story of a woman who had frozen to death on the streets after being ejected from Grand Central Station. Initially, he responded by providing the homeless with […]

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