A news service for the people of Michigan from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Wall Street Journal - ObamaCare loses in the courts.

Michigan View - Corporate welfare is Democrat-approved subsidies for the rich.

MSNBC - The Senate is forced to drop the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Reason - America's waiters and cashiers are over-educated.

Washington Examiner - The 'political class' and middle America are headed in the opposite direction.

Wall Street Journal - The FDA is revoking approval of a breast cancer drug.

National Review - Public employee unions are "the enemy within."

 

Quote of the Week

"Omnibus author and Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye dug up earmark requests that Senate Republicans had made in the past year (prior to their self-imposed ban) and, unasked, included them in the bill. He lavished special, generous attention—$1 billion worth of it—on some reliable GOP earmark junkies: Mississippi's Thad Cochran got $512 million; Utah's Bob Bennett, $226 million; Maine's Susan Collins, $114 million; Missouri's Kit Bond, $102 million; Ohio's George Voinovich, $98 million; and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, $80 million."

- Kim Strassel, writing about the attempts to pass a $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill. The bill failed.

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