Tens of thousands of Christian and pro-life activists gathered in over 160 cities across America on June 8 to take a public stand against President Obama’s impending contraception mandate that would require employers to include free contraception in the health insurance they provide their employees. Such contraception would include abortion-causing drugs such as RU-486, referred to by pro-life activists as the “abortion pill.” Religious leaders have expressed alarm that the mandate would apply not only to secular businesses, but also to Christian institutions and non-profits, as well as to Christian business owners who are morally opposed to birth control and abortion.

 Ah, the hypocrisy of the Left. Former Vice President Al Gore travels the world in a private jet to lecture everyone else on reducing carbon emissions. First Lady Michelle Obama tells people to eat veggies while she and her husband consume burgers, fries, cheesesteaks, and ice cream. And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trying to ban super-sized sodas on the theory that doing so will curb obesity, gives away free soda in unlimited quantities to employees of his media conglomerate, Bloomberg L.P.

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.

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