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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Surprise! ObamaCare will increase expenses, says Medicare actuary

(By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air) - Barack Obama and Democratic leadership in Congress insisted that their health-care system overhaul would cut costs while adding over 30 million people to government insurance rolls, a claim that the national media sometimes seemed to accept blindly rather than question seriously. Its authors also insisted that the expansion would not come at the expense of the middle class, preserving Obama’s promise not to heap more costs on the backs of families. One month to the day after the passage of ObamaCare, two reports show both pledges as nothing but spin.

First, the actuary for Medicare and Medicaid confirm what ObamaCare critics have said all along — that the massive government overhaul is going to increase costs at a higher rate than if Congress had done nothing at all...


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