Tuesday Morning Reading

23 Jun
All cowboy hat.  No "cowboy diplomacy."

All cowboy hat. No "cowboy diplomacy."

The president’s Trojan horse
Yes, Obama will push you out of private health care
Michael O. Leavitt and Jeffrey H. Anderson, The Washington Times

Given a choice between accepting the cost, risk and burden of continuing to provide insurance, or having the government take over that responsibility, millions of employers would bolt. And anyone who believes a public option plan wouldn’t become a tax-subsidized plan hasn’t been watching very closely for the past 50 years.
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No, Really, It’s Not Government-Run!
Michael Tanner, TownHall

If a “co-op” is run by the federal government under rules imposed by the federal government with funding provided by the federal government, it’s simply government-run health insurance by another name. Opponents of a government takeover of the health care system should not be fooled.
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What It Sounds Like When the Leader of the Free World Speaks
Lorie Byrd, TownHall

President Obama’s wait and see and try to say as little as possible approach on Iran stands in stark contrast to that of President George W. Bush. I wish Obama had inherited George Bush’s passion and commitment to those pursuing liberty and democracy around the world.

“Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer, and so we will act boldly in freedom’s cause. Far from being a hopeless dream, the advance of freedom is the great story of our time…”
George W. Bush
2006 State of the Union Address

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Reasons for Cautious Optimism
David Limbaugh, TownHall

As more time passes and Obama’s ability to scapegoat his predecessor declines further, along with his apparent charisma, more Americans will see just how different Obama’s worldview is from theirs — and they’ll begin to see more clearly the woeful ineffectiveness and destructiveness of his policies.
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