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Opinion: The Infrastructure Bill’s Many Tax Headaches

Congressional Democrats and 13 House Republicans passed a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure bill” last week. About 20 percent of the funds are for actual roads and bridges. The rest is filled with earmarks and other “woke” wasteful spending and lays the groundwork for a new vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax. Even worse for taxpayers, Democrats used this bill to

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Opinion: Congress: Drive a Stake Through the Heart of Socialist Drug Price Controls

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) and similar proposals keep rearing their heads in Congress with the purported aim of lowering prescription drug prices and improving Medicare. The problem is, such proposals are shortsighted and ultimately lead to lower quality, fewer options, and diminished health outcomes. H.R. 3, which has been around for years and

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Opinion: Surprise Government Price Controls

Anyone who has studied history and economics and who has an IQ above three understands that price controls don’t work. Unfortunately, price controls are always the first choice of politicians. The most recent example of this is in what is called “Surprise Medical Billing.”  Surprise medical billing is exactly what it sounds like, only worse. 

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Opinion: The Government Didn’t Create the COVID-19 Vaccines

President Joe Biden recently toured a Pfizer plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., where workers are churning out millions of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine doses. During his remarks, he mentioned that in mid-February he had “toured the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health . . . [where] I met world-class doctors, scientists, and researchers who

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Opinion: Adding Burdens to Food Delivery Services will Hurt Local Restaurants and Citizens

Since March, policymakers have implemented new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially among at-risk populations. Policies like mask mandates, limiting the number of people in restaurants and encouraging social distancing have likely helped mitigate the severity of the pandemic in the United States. However, as infections and hospitalizations continue, policymakers

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