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  • 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
  • Left Turn: What is the Administration Hiding?
    Sep 26, 2012  - The imperial presidency continues to decide which laws it will follow and which laws it will ignore. After taking steps to rein in the president’s attempt to rewrite welfare reform through executive fiat, Congress is now contending with an administration that won’t follow basic rules governing the r... More
  • Tough Week for the Obama Administration
    Sep 11, 2012  - It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already shaping up to be a tough week for the Obama administration. Just after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported yesterday the 2012 budget deficit hit $1.17 trillion in August, major defense contractors confirmed they will send layoff notices to tens of... More
  • Labor Department Fails to Provide the Facts on WARN Act “Guidance”
    Aug 27, 2012  - Nonpartisan budget experts have warned the country could plunge into another recession if steps aren’t taken to prevent massive tax increases and restore spending discipline in Washington, D.C. House Republicans have taken action to stop looming tax hikes, reduce regulatory uncertainty, and help get... More
  • Small Business Owners Cite Cost of Health Insurance, Economic Uncertainty As Top Problems
    Aug 22, 2012  - A study released today by the National Federation of Independent Businesses reveals that the cost of health insurance and economic uncertainty are the most significant problems facing small business owners. The concerns expressed by the nation’s leading job creators are hardly surprising. Small busi... More
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