Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf testified on Wednesday before the House Budget Committee about the federal government’s “Long Term Budget Outlook.” His office just released its latest study which showed two scenarios: one bad, the other worse.

 Words such as "autism" and "poor" are redefined in misleading ways to justify draining more money from the public in taxes, expanding the government, and allowing politicians to give handouts to people who are expected to vote for their reelection.

 Rather than making healthcare more affordable, ObamaCare has made it less affordable — and will make it even less affordable as new mandates take effect — executives told a House subcommittee.

Can the government prohibit you from giving diet advice to family and friends? If the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is to be believed, the answer is yes.

 Actor Michael J. Fox has backed off his enthusiastic advocacy of embryonic stem-cell research as a cure for his Parkinson's disease, saying other treatments show more promise.

 Again calling on the specter of controlling high healthcare costs, the food police are coming, and in some states so are the exercise police. But that may only be the beginning.

 

 A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report dated May 2012 revealed that a paltry percentage of small businesses took advantage of the Small Employer Health Insurance Tax Credit in 2010. Of the 1.4 to 4 million small businesses and government agencies estimated to be eligible, only 170,300 claimed it. Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, the measure that, according to cnsnews.com, “gets strong support in public opinion polls has turned out to be a disappointment.”

Michelle Obama claims that poor people can't eat a healthful diet because their neighborhoods are "underserved" by free enterprise. But this is a myth — and one she wants to fight with your tax money.

 The Obama administration has come under fire after the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) hired a public relations firm to help restore the muddied reputation of the President’s controversial Affordable Care Act. The $20-million, taxpayer-funded contract was awarded to a PR firm called Porter Novelli, which helped launch the Agriculture Department’s renowned healthy food pyramid.

Over 40 Catholic groups across the nation have filed a dozen federal lawsuits to halt President Obama’s contraception mandate requiring employers — including Christian and other religious groups — to include free birth control and sterilization in the health insurance they provide employees. The groups named in the suits, including Notre Dame, Catholic University of America, and the Archdiocese of New York, “accuse the federal government of forcing them to support contraception, sterilization, and birth control in violation of their religious beliefs or face steep fines.”

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