Pelosi Dispels Tenth Amendment “Myths”

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This email from Nancy Pelosi to her supporters is the definition of Congressional doublespeak, rife with misleading statements like:

“Rather than creating a ‘government takeover of health care,’…America’s Affordable Health Choices Act…will expand enrollment in private insurance by an estimated 6 million Americans.”

Um, Nancy, mandating that all Americans buy a certain kind of insurance from certain government-approved providers is a “government takeover of health care.” It doesn’t matter if you then call those companies “private.”

That’s like saying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are actually private entities because they are owned by individual shareholders.

Does she really think we are this stupid?

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CIA Buys Another Front Company

This time, to track blogs, tweets, Amazon book reviews. (h/t Lew Rockwell) From the article: America’s spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates – even check out your book reviews on Amazon. In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community, is putting cash into…

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