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  • 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
  • Left Turn: Buyer’s Remorse? Unions Grow Wary of ObamaCare
    Jan 31, 2013  - It’s no secret Big Labor strongly supported the president’s government takeover of health care. Back in 2010, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said unions would do "everything we can" to gin up congressional support for the president’s health care law. Nearly three years after ObamaCare became law, ... More
  • Left Turn: Exploring the Opposition to a Worker’s Right to Choose
    Dec 12, 2012  - We have to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics. That actually leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can't all focus on coming together to grow. – President Barack Obama, 12/10/12 If the president followed his own advice, there would be less confusi... More
  • "Most Transparent Ever"? Administration Continues to Ignore Congressional Oversight
    Dec 3, 2012  - Late last week, the Obama administration’s Department on Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly informed a Wisconsin newspaper that it would not announce the results of the Head Start re-competition process this year. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Grants were expected to be awarded i... More
  • Where are the jobs from ObamaCare?
    Oct 10, 2012  - “So this bill is not only about the health security of America. It's about jobs. In its life it will create 4 million jobs…” – Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 02/25/2010 More jobs – one of many promises made by Washington Democrats trying to sell the public a government takeover of health care.... More
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