Friday, March 4, 2011

Steve Peters Daily Commentary - #2694 - Health Care, Public Broadcasting, Mideast, Freedom

Steve Peters Daily Commentary - Vinson to White House: Stop Stalling - National Review Online - If you’ve been following the news regarding the constitutional challenges to Obamacare, you’ll know that the biggest case of all is Florida v. HHS, in which Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida voided the entirety of the new health law. The White House responded that it would ignore the ruling and continue to implement the law while appealing Judge Vinson’s decision. That ruling came down on Jan. 31, 2011. More than four weeks later, there has been no appeal. Instead, the Department of Justice belatedly filed a “motion to clarify” Judge Vinson’s ruling: When he said Obamacare was void, what exactly did he mean? It was a highly irregular approach. Vinson’s ruling was pretty straightforward; usually in a case like this, the losing side moves right away to appeal the decision. Cynical types wondered if the Obama administration was dragging its feet in order to lock in as much of the law’s infrastructure as possible, making it ultimately harder to reverse.  Read more........

Jim DeMint: Public Broadcasting Should Go Private - Wall Street Journal - When presidents of government-funded broadcasting are making more than the president of the United States, it's time to get the government out of public broadcasting.  While executives at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) are raking in massive salaries, the organizations are participating in an aggressive lobbying effort to prevent Congress from saving hundreds of millions of dollars each year by cutting their subsidies. The so-called commercial free public airwaves have been filled with pleas for taxpayer cash.  Read more........  Big Bird and the liberal crowd running PBS are living large. Why are we, the American taxpayer giving theses liberals any money or credibility? This is the same as when a conservative is forced to belong to a union that gives all it's political contributions and manpower to the Democratic Party.

Is Today's Mideast Open to Freedom? - Real Clear Politics - Those who see hope in the Middle East uprisings seem to assume that they will lead in the direction of freedom or democracy. There is already talk about the "liberation" of Egypt, even though the biggest change there has been that a one-man dictatorship has been replaced by a military dictatorship that has suspended the constitution.  Read more...... In the parable Animal Farm and in most cases throughout the history of man, those that take over from undemocratic governments become far worse than the leaders they replace.

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