Obamacare Causes AARP To Raise Rates

Obamacare Causes AARP To Raise Rates

They lobbied for the bill, and now blame it for having to raise employee rates… WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law. In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care […]

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National Eagle Forum PAC Endorses Alabama Candidates

National Eagle Forum PAC Endorses Alabama Candidates

Dear Alabama Eagles: The 2010 election is the most important election of our time.  We must stop Barack Obama from (as he said) “fundamentally transforming” America by spending us into bankruptcy.  The only way to call a halt and Take Back America is to elect a new Congress in November.  In Alabama, you have the […]

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Obamacare Provides a Grim Diagnosis

Obamacare Provides a Grim Diagnosis

Sens. Tom Coburn and John Barrasso, both doctors, have released a report on the effect of Obamacare to date.  It is not a pretty picture. They find that: Obamacare costs America nearly 800,000 jobs, most coming from within the medical industry: The CBO “estimates that the legislation, on net, will reduce the amount of labor […]

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Don’t Forget To Vote On November 2

Don’t Forget To Vote On November 2

If you are concerned about the direction this country is headed in, go vote on November 2.  Voting is one of the most effective ways citizens can express themselves.  You’ve probably heard this election is already in the bag for conservatives, but let us remind you that not one person has actually been elected yet. […]

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AFP Releases Paper On How The EPA Can Impose Cap and Trade

AFP Releases Paper On How The EPA Can Impose Cap and Trade

Americans for Prosperity has released a new paper detailing how the EPA can circumvent the democratic process and force cap and trade on Americans. According to their press release: The paper—entitled: Of Elephants and Mouseholes: How EPA Could Revive Cap-and-Trade—examines the statutory structure of the Clean Air Act and identifies two existing programs that EPA could […]

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We Must Stop the Federal Takeover of Education

We Must Stop the Federal Takeover of Education

Eagle Forum has worked hard to stop the federal takeover of education in this country–most recently by fighting the adoption of common core standards.  Some people argue that common standards are not a bad thing.  We frequently hear people say, “when a student moves from one state to another state, common standards ensure the student […]

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Keep Alabama Curriculum Decisions In Alabama

Keep Alabama Curriculum Decisions In Alabama

Who decides what Alabama students learn? Alabama has operated for years with a state standards adoption process that facilitates input from parents, citizens and educators into what is taught in our classrooms. On November 18th the State Board of Education will be asked to change all that and adopt national standards, which are called Common […]

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Administration’s Policies Perpetuating Our Dependence On Foreign Oil

Administration’s Policies Perpetuating Our Dependence On Foreign Oil

Little known fact: We have a significant amount of oil here in the United States.  Why then, are we totally dependent on foreign oil?  Political and regulatory roadblocks prevent oil producers from drilling domestically.  After the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling.  While that […]

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U.K. Makes Big Strides In Cutting Spending, Shrinking Government

U.K. Makes Big Strides In Cutting Spending, Shrinking Government

David Cameron and the Tory government are taking some steps to combat the U.K’s growing fiscal crisis.  The leadership in Washington D.C. needs to pay close attention, because our own financial stability isn’t much better.  We are currently $13,671,762,349,912.56 in debt and it’s growing by the minute.  Spending cuts are going to be a necessity, […]

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Unfunded Pension Liabilities Are A Growing Problem Nationwide

Unfunded Pension Liabilities Are A Growing Problem Nationwide

David Brooks highlights the budget problems states are facing due to unfunded pension liabilities: New Jersey can’t afford to build its tunnel, but benefits packages for the state’s employees are 41 percent more expensive than those offered by the average Fortune 500 company. These benefits costs are rising by 16 percent a year. New York […]

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