Who is trying to push the United States off the "fiscal cliff"? Many left-wing commentators predictably have placed the blame squarely on the Republicans. Yet a much stronger case can be made that the fault lies with President Obama.
To put it mildly, many in the Republican Party were not pleased with the outcomes of Tuesday's elections. This represents a national repudiation of reality: We have tossed out the doctor because we don't like his prognosis. The spending addict does not want an intervention; he wants more spending, no matter what.
"It's the economy, stupid."
President Obama won re-election in part because his supporters favor bigger government — but a divided Congress virtually ensures the president's initiatives in his second term will be far smaller in scale than Obamacare or an $821 billion plan to stimulate the economy.Divid
We are heading into the last days before the most momentous election in the 21st century, in which the voters in the United States are faced with a stark choice between two different visions for the country.
The 2012 presidential election could hinge on Medicare, yet most lawmakers featured at the Republican National Convention gave it the silent treatment.
In October 2009, a reporter asked then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "Where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?" She responded, "Are you serious?" Few questions could be more serious, and this week, the Supreme Court is spending three days exploring this and several other questions about the legitimacy of Obamacare, the president's signature achievement and the largest expansion of government in generations.
With the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set to begin hearing oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare, a leading Republican senator predicts the issue could sink Democrats in the fall.
The stated objective of President Obama's socialized medicine law is to expand access to quality, affordable health care in America - hence the statute's title, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.