Louisiana Passes Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire — Last Friday, June 18, 2010, Louisiana became the first state with a Democrat-controlled legislature to oppose a requirement to purchase health insurance—the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health reform agenda. Louisiana House Bill 1474 (HB1474), which passed the Louisiana Senate with strong bipartisan support, will soon head to Gov. Bobby…

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Courage, Character, Leadership

To act, despite danger or disapproval.  Works for me. Taking action in the public arena and stand by it during the onslaught also displays character and leadership. The chance that a politician will show courage is remote.  Voter disapproval is death to them.  Put that together with a society that has gradually come to accept…

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States to Congress: Print More Money

Writes Ryan W. McMaken The states (and the local governments) are facing crushing deficits and declines in tax revenues. Unlike the feds, the states can’t simply monetize debt by having the Fed purchase enormous amounts of new debt. But that doesn’t mean the states can’t ask Congress to run up some new debt for them.…

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