Morning Briefing for June 17, 2011

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For June 17, 2011

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1. Barack Obama Wants These People To Handle Your Healthcare

Please take just two minutes to watch this video. This video, actually a news story, tells you everything you need to know about the government and bureaucrats.A home is destroyed by a tornado. The family receives a letter from FEMA. The government has decided this home with no roof, no windows, and few remaining walls is not sufficiently damaged to received federal funding.And Barack Obama wants government bureaucrats to decide your healthcare fate too.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Time to Opt Out of the Social Security Ponzi Scheme

The Social Security Ponzi scheme is perhaps the most consequential government infringement upon our lives. Conservatives are justifiably outraged that Obama egregiously mandated that we purchase health insurance. However, the individual mandate is not nearly as meddlesome and tyrannical as the government’s complete control over our retirement security. The only reason why these two programs are regarded differently by the public, is because Social Security has been around for 75 years. Consequently, most Americans are conditioned to believe that a person’s retirement is indissolubly tied to government-run Social Security.Now that Social Security is running a perennial deficit and is facing insolvency, conservatives have an opportunity to reverse one of the most flagrant violations of our property rights, by offering workers the option to opt out of the Madoff-style program.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Another Charming Aspect of the ObamaCare Minefield.

Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income, including the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Militarizing America: The Nick Kristof Plan

So often, the problem with the New York Times op-ed page is not just the left-leaning politics, but the poor quality of the contributors, despite the fact that they occupy some of the highest-paid and most-visible perches in the punditocracy. And the hallmark of poor quality punditry is the failure to think through the implications of one’s arguments. So it is with today’s column from Times columnist Nick Kristof.Kristof’s thesis is that the US military is actually a “socialist” institution that should be a model for our society.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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