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Cut $100 Billion: Here's How

By Michael Reagan
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:01pm

I was recently asked where I would cut $100 billion from the federal budget were I miraculously given the power to do it.

It was a good question, and I immediately got a researcher at the League of American Voters to work on answering it.

After being asked the question, I thought anyone so boldly inclined to cut $100 billion from Uncle Sam would need the power to both cut the budget and change perceptions.

Washington, D.C., is in an alternate universe when it comes to spending.

So to make a cut that seems so large (it isn't actually that large — just 2.63% of the $3.8 trillion budget for 2013), the first task would be to restore the original meaning of the word “cut.”

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Obamacare, California and Breaking Eggs

By Michael Reagan
Monday, July 07, 2014 at 3:25pm

During the formative years of the Soviet Union it’s said that Lenin was once discussing the deaths and privation caused by the Communist Revolution and he justified it all by saying, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.”

To which many Russians thought, “What omelet?” (Saying it aloud could get you executed or sent to a camp.)

The story is no doubt apocryphal, but it applies to our current situation under the Obamacare regime.

Many liberals and sympathizers were looking forward to diving into the great Obamacare omelet where healthcare is universal, excellent and free; only to discover their role is to supply the eggs.

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Taxpayers, Seniors Are Double-Billed for Obamacare

By Michael Reagan
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:00pm

Any report issued by the Obama administration assumes the public at large suffers from short-term memory loss and consequently the administration never refers to previous promises or benchmarks. So I’ll be forced to do the job government refuses to do.

One of the main selling points used for the passage of Obamacare was an appeal to the generous nature of the American public. This law would provide coverage for the estimated 15 million people who lacked health insurance.

This lack of coverage was always portrayed in economic terms. These deserving Americans were desperate for health insurance, but they couldn’t afford it (one of the reasons the formal name for Obamacare is the “Affordable Care Act”). This argument ignored facts that weren’t convenient. For example, many young people don’t want to pay for health insurance regardless of cost because they believe they don’t need it. They obviously aren’t old and there’s plenty of time to buy insurance before they become feeble.

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IRS Rules on Obamacare Without
Congress to Penalize Business

By Michael Reagan
Wednesday, June 19, 2014 at 4:42pm

The Obama administration has been issuing so many decrees lately that it’s difficult to keep track of the latest outrage.

Particularly when each fresh glaring consequence — including the encouragement of a “children’s crusade” that is currently invading our southern border — overshadows the last.

But it’s important that we not allow new lawlessness to distract us from the mother of all White House lawlessness: the continuing rewriting and interpretation of Obamacare to suit their whims.

Now the Obama administration is using the coercive power of one of its favorite bureaus — the Internal Revenue Service — to force businesses to provide health insurance for employees regardless of previous management decisions or whether or not the business can bear the expense.

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Michael Reagan is chairman of the League of American Voters.