CBO: Repealing Obamacare would boost economic growth

Joseph Lawler The Washington Examiner 6/19/2015

Repealing Obamacare would boost economic growth by an average of 0.7 percent after several years, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released on Friday.

“CBO has determined what many in Congress have known all along,” Republican Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi of Wyoming said in […]

CBO: America Will Never See Full Employment Under Obama

Terence P. Jeffrey CNS News 3/26/2013

The Congressional Budget Office is now projecting that the U.S. economy will never achieve full employment during the eight years Barack Obama serves as president.

That would make Obama the only American president during the post-World War II era who never presided over a year in which the U.S. […]

Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 2/5/2013

President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.

CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made […]

Eight is not enough; Paul, Rubio, 6 others oppose ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Neil W. McCabe Human Events 1/1/2013

Five Republicans and three Democrats voted against the “fiscal cliff” compromise crafted by Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and the Senate’s Republican leadership that passed the chamber Jan. 1 with 89 votes.

The five Republicans were: Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R.-Iowa), Sen. Michael Lee (R.-Utah), Sen. Rand H. Paul […]

Social Security adds to deficits

You can look it up (p. 465)

Editorial USA Today 11/27/2012

Do Democrats really believe Social Security doesn’t contribute to federal deficits and the national debt? They’re certainly saying it a lot:

“Social Security does not add one penny to our debt, not a penny,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in […]

Obamacare vs. Jobs

The law discourages the hiring of full-time employees.

Jillian Kay Melchior National Review Online 11/8/2012

Job seekers will soon have a harder time finding full-time work, thanks to Obamacare. As of 2014, the law will attempt to force employers to provide insurance — but in doing so, it will have the unintended effect of making […]