Obama Administration Stops Fighting Open Access to Plan B

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:57 am

The good news is the Obama administration has actually done the right thing by allowing Plan B, the emergency contraception, to be sold over the counter. Of course the administration only did this after first taking the almost unprecedented step of overruling the FDA’s recommendations and then losing multiple court cases fighting this policy. From [...]

Health Insurance Excise Tax Headed for Failure: Premiums Rise Despite Employees Paying More

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 12:05 pm

The cost of private health insurance in America continues to rise at an alarming rate. From CNN Money: American families who are insured through their jobs average health care costs of $19,393 this year, up 7.3%, or $1,319 from last year, according to independent actuarial and health care consulting firm Milliman Inc. The rate increases [...]

Wrong Way: Obama Flirts with Vehicle Miles Tax

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 1:05 pm

The Hill is reporting that the Obama administration is flirting with the idea of taxing cars based on how many miles they drive. From the Hill: The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they [...]

Obama Administration Wants World to Know They Suck at Negotiating

By: Friday March 4, 2011 10:11 am

It’s time for someone in the White House to hire a teacher to give everyone in the administration a lesson in remedial negotiation 101 . The actual budget issues aside, this statement from a press briefing with Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling is some of the most pathetic public negotiating I’ve seen. [...]