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Mike Lee´s agenda could make 2014
elections about crony capitalism

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:Judy W., 5/11/2014 7:41:03 AM

Republicans can make the 2014 election a referendum on corporate welfare, forcing Democrats to defend government handouts to well-connected big businesses. That is, if Republicans actually oppose government handouts to well-connected big businesses. The Obama administration and congressional Democrats line up squarely with K Street on many pressing issues today. Congressional conservatives and activist groups are itching for a fight. And there are many potential battlefields. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has proposed to kill the insurer bailouts included in Obamacare. The 2010 health care law included a “risk corridor” provision, effectively taxing insurers for excess profits and subsidizing them if

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/11/2014 10:11:47 AM     (No. 9844435)

It´s the smartest move they could make. The middle class is tired of being screwed while big business gets richer.

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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/17/2014 12:49:23 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/16/2014 9:50:37 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 5/14/2014 7:12:04 AM     Post Reply
There is a real Benghazi scandal and it´s this: President Obama illegally invaded Libya, overthrew Moammar Gadhafi, and then--due to politics--left a power vacuum that terrorists filled, turning Libya into a hotbed of jihadist groups. The 2012 attack that killed four Americans was a consequence of the disorder and violence the administration left in the wake of its drive-by war. The useful lesson from Benghazi isn´t about a White House lying (shocking!), but about the inherent messiness of regime change and the impossibility of a quick, clean war.



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