Economics 101: When you increase costs on businesses, they must pass those increased costs onto their customers

We have previously pointed out that you cannot add 30 to 40 million people who could not afford insurance coverage before health insurance, maintain high quality for those covered, and still cut costs. 1 The Next Shoe To Drop: Obamacare Will Increase The Cost Of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Avik Roy, Forbes Staff Yesterday, the Obama Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a six-page report predicting that Obamacare could cause premiums …

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Karmic Justice: The National Education Association’s endorsement of Barack Obama and the Democrats is costing teachers jobs!

"@Heritage_Action: N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due To Obamacare -> http://t.co/khrIUJ0zHk #haction" #nced #ncpol — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 25, 2014 But, but, but, I thought that the school districts were primarily run by liberals. And the National Education Association certainly supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns! N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due …

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€urosclerosis: Guess what? Austerity works!

It has been a while since we have addressed the crisis in Greece, the last article, €urosclerosis: Things are going to get better for Greece, coming last August, and now we see this from The Wall Street Journal: Greek Budget Surplus Beats Target Prime Minister Antonis Samaras Says 2013 Surplus Will Be Nearly Double Its …

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Economics 101: Who didn’t see this coming?

Remember how we were told that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would lower health insurance costs due to competition? From The Wall Street Journal: For Many, Few Health-Plan Choices, High Premiums on Online Exchanges Analysis Shows Americans in Poorer Counties Have Limited Options on Health-Care Exchanges By Timothy W Martin and Christopher Weaver …

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We told you so!

From The Washington Post: Obamacare’s scorekeepers deliver a game-changer By Dana Milbank, Published: February 4, 2014 For years, the White House has trotted out the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that Obamacare would cut health-care costs and reduce deficits: “CBO Confirms Families Will Save Money Under Health Reform.” “CBO Update Shows Lower Costs for the …

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Another one bites the dust

From Queen, one of the greatest rock’n’roll bands ever! Now, what brings that song to mind? From the Dallas Business Journal: Charles Schwab sending San Francisco jobs to Texas, elsewhere By Lance Murray, Digital Content Producer-Dallas Business Journal | Feb 4, 2014, 6:36am CST UPDATED: Feb 4, 2014, 11:31am CST Flash Player 9 or higher …

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I told you so!

We have said, several times, that the best thing that the federal government could do with regard to the economy is nothing at all. President Obama, who got his way with the eleventy-first Congress, completely controlled by the Democrats, to the point of having a filibuster-proof majority for a while, did pretty much what the …

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Economics 101: When you increase a company’s costs, it has to recoup those costs

From The Wall Street Journal: Companies Prepare to Pass More Health Costs to Workers Firms Brace for Influx of Participants in Insurance Plans Who Had Earlier Opted Out By Theo Francis | Updated Nov. 24, 2013 9:36 p.m. ET Companies are bracing for an influx of participants in their insurance plans due to the health-care …

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Economics 101: Another Illinois business looks at relocating to a lower tax state

From The Wall Street Journal: Office Depot Weighs Illinois Tax in Headquarters Decision Political Stalemate Could Cost State 2,000 Jobs if Newly Merged Company Opts for Florida By Drew Fitzgerald | Nov. 10, 2013 6:49 p.m. ET Flash Player 9 or higher is required to view the chartClick here to download Flash Player nowView the …

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In debating whether or not to tell the truth . . .

. . . the Obama Administration decided to lie deliberately. From The Wall Street Journal: Aides Debated Obama Health-Care Coverage Promise Behind the Scenes, White House Officials Worried About Insurance Pledge By Colleen McCain Nelson, Peter Nicholas and Carol E Lee | Updated Nov. 2, 2013 11:21 a.m. ET As President Barack Obama pushed for …

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