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  • Left Turn: Where is Senate Democrats’ plan to stop student loan rates from doubling?
    Jun 27, 2013  - In the debate over student loan interest rates, there’s one major thing missing: Senate action. As a new video points out, the House of Representatives is the only chamber that has passed legislation to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st: The House Republican plan, which i... More
  • New Survey Latest Rebuttal to Sebelius ‘Speculation’ Theory
    Jun 19, 2013  - “Speculation.” That’s how Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described concerns about ObamaCare’s impact on workers and employers. According to the secretary, the law is still being implemented and there is nothing to fear until next year. Unfortunately, the secretary’s flawed the... More
  • Left Turn: President Abandons His Own Student Loan Proposal
    Jun 7, 2013  - It wasn’t long ago the president supported a permanent solution to the student loan interest rate crisis. Here is how the administration described the president’s plan in April of this year: The Administration’s FY 2014 Budget proposes to change the structure of interest rates on Federal student and... More
  • Revisionist History: Administration Wants a Long-Term Student Loan Fix… No, Wait, Maybe Later.
    Jun 6, 2013  - Today the Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy endorsing a Senate proposal to kick the can down the road on student loan interest rates. The approach now supported by the president would ensure millions of borrowers will face another interest rate cliff in two short yea... More
  • Say WHAT?? Obama Administration Plans Campaign-Style Event on Student Loans
    May 30, 2013  - Tomorrow President Obama will hold an event at the White House to “call on Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st.” But wait a minute – the House has already taken action, approving legislation that mirrors the president’s own proposal to shift interest rates to a ... More
  • ObamaCare Forecast: Higher Costs, Less Work, and More Burdens
    Apr 4, 2013  - Winter may be over, but more dark days are await the Democrats’ health care law. Contrary to the Obama administration’s promises, headlines suggest more tough times lie ahead as the nation grapples with the consequences of ObamaCare: Health care costs on the rise Medical claims costs – the biggest d... More
  • Left Turn: Mr. President, why not try responsible spending cuts?
    Feb 28, 2013  - To get the nation’s fiscal house in order, the American people shouldn’t have to choose between higher taxes and indiscriminate budget cuts. Yet that is precisely the false choice President Obama wants the country to make. House Republicans have twice advanced a responsible alternative, one that add... More
  • Left Turn: Obama Pre-K Proposal Raises Serious Questions
    Feb 14, 2013  - When President Obama called for expanded access to early childhood education during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline warned, “Before we spend more taxpayer dollars on new programs, we must first review what is and is not working... More
  • Left Turn: What They’re Saying: Popularity of Obama K-12 Waivers in Decline
    Feb 11, 2013  - As it turns out, President Obama’s controversial plan to rewrite K-12 education law via executive fiat isn’t as popular as the administration thought. A growing number of education leaders and policy experts have recently come forward to express their doubts about the president’s waiver scheme, noti... More
  • ObamaCare Reality Check: More Americans Being Pushed Out of Traditional Health Care
    Feb 6, 2013  - In 2009, President Obama promised that once his health care bill became law “all of the overheated rhetoric over reform [would] finally confront the reality of reform.” Of all the president’s promises about the health care law, this one has come true. A new report by the Congressional Budget Office ... More
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