Friday, April 22, 2011

Today in the Washington Examiner April 22, 2011

The president began his response haltingly, pointing out that he has actually been in office just two and a half years, and "I'm sure I'll make more mistakes in the next year and a half." But what mistakes has he already made? "There are all sorts of day-to-day issues where I say to myself, oh, I didn't say that right, or I didn't explain this clearly enough," Obama said, "or maybe if I had sequenced this plan first as opposed to that one, maybe it would have gotten done quicker." Read More

Timothy P. Carney - U.S. taxpayers guarantee $2.1b loan to German firms

A federal subsidy program with consistently poor marks on transparency and accountability has just announced Read More

Susan Ferrechio - Medicare new battleground for Obama, GOP

The effort to reform Medicare has set off a mad scramble among Republicans and Democrats to paint the other party as out to destroy a program relied on by senior citizens, the nation's most dependable voters. Read More

Michael Barone - One who did excel at Tax 1

In the lead paragraph in my Washington Examiner column today I mentioned that in law school I took Tax 1 from Professor Boris Bittker. He was a fine teacher and a first-rate scholar, as I have been reminded by several email correspondents since the column appeared online. Read More

David Freddoso - Powershift attendees lament 'addiction to economic growth,' envision return to peasantry

Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones all participated in an environmentalist conference over the weekend called "Powershift." Andrew Breitbart has posted this extremely hillarious video of the goings-on inside and outside. Read More

Philip Klein - The Ryan and Obama plans, apples to apples

When President Obama unveiled his debt reduction vision last week, I noted that his promise to reduce deficits by $4 trillion was a deception, since it relied on rosier economic projections and was spread out over 12 years, rather than the standard 10-year budget window. Read More

Hans Bader - Liberals attack Paul Ryan because his father died young, resulting in survivor benefits

At the age of 16, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., suffered the death of his 55-year-old father. Because of his father’s early death, the government made survivor payments for a few years to Paul Ryan’s family – including for Paul Ryan himself. Ryan collected benefits for two years, until he turned 18. Read More

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