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ObamaCare: Can You Say ‘Trillions?’ 0

Katy Grimes: The Congressional Budget Office reported this week that the total cost of ObamaCare will be more than $1.7 trillion over a decade – double the original White House estimates of $940 billion over 10 years. Don’t look for this

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New Legislation Impacts ‘Unborn’ 6

Katy Grimes: California’s liberal politicians have been raging publibly for the last several weeks because the head of the Department of Fish and Game legally killed a cougar while on a hunting trip in Idaho. They are outraged and have demanded

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Flopped 5 Ignites Meathead Cig Tax 13

John Seiler: Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Flopped5.org is a great new site setting fire to the First 5 California program that taxes cigarettes 50 cents a pack to fund programs that supposedly help kids. First 5 is paid

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Medi-Cal: The $0 Copay Plan 16

Katy Grimes: If you didn’t already believe that there is a concerted effort underway to force socialized health care on all Americans, perhaps it is time to change your mind. California sought permission recently from the federal Centers for Medicare &

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Leg Wants to Regulate Cough Syrup 0

Ali Meyer:  It’s Lil Wayne’s drug of choice.  Kids call it robo-tripping.  Cough syrup isn’t just for colds anymore. State Sen. Joe Simitian is attempting to pass SB 514, a bill that would prohibit the sale of dextromethorphan (DXM), a

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Medi-Cal Exec Grabs $515 K Salary 0

John Seiler: The head of Orange County’s Medi-Cal socialized medicine program makes a whopping $515,743 salary, the Orange County Register reported: The top ten executives at CalOptima, Orange County’s $1.3 billion Medi-Cal program, are in line this year to earn bonuses

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Healthy Families Budget Cancer Cut 0

John Seiler: Good news: Due to the state budget crunch of recent years, spending has been cut on the so-called “Healthy Families” state program. Healthy Families was imposed on the state during the regime of “moderate” Republican Gov. Pete Wilson

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Canada vs. California 4

John Seiler: Dan Walters had a good column comparing California to Canada. Both have similar-sized populations and economies. Yet, Canada has mostly avoided the economic calamity of recent years, whereas California has suffered heavily. Dan: Canadian bankers eschewed massive involvement

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First 5 funding up in smoke 0

John Seiler: Back in 1998, actor Rob “Meathead” Reiner tricked voters into passing Prop. 10, the California First 5 initiative, which jacked up cigarette taxes 50 cents a pack to pay for programs that took over from parents the privilege

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Fighting Without Skin in the Game 4

Usually when two sides fight over a contentious issue, both have skin in the game. But when the government fights American citizens, it’s with bully tactics, intimidation, threats and not about the well-being of anyone. Which is probably one of

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