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In 1996, Republican-led welfare reforms marked a revolution in the government’s approach to poverty. They changed the standard for policy success from the amount of income transferred to the poor to the number of poor who moved from welfare to economic independence. President Obama changed that though. Obama’s entitlement programs do not incentivize work and ultimately hurt our nation and American's who genuinely need our help. Republicans believe in welfare reform and helping Americans move out of poverty, not the expansion of people's dependency on government.


Research

The Worst Kind Of Hypocrite

- August 14, 2012

President Obama Told ABC's Jake Tapper That One-Third Of ObamaCare's Funding Comes From Medicare Cuts And He Would Veto Any Attempt To Repeal Them. ABC's JAKE TAPPER: "One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it -- one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare." BARACK OBAMA: "Right." TAPPER: "A lot of times, as you know, what happens in Congress is somebody will do something bold and then Congress, close to election season, will undo it." OBAMA: "Right." TAPPER: "You saw that with the 'doc fix'." OBAMA: "Right." TAPPER: "Are you willing to pledge that whatever cuts in Medicare are being made to fund health insurance, one third of it, that you will veto anything that tries to undo that?" OBAMA: "Yes. I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks. I said I wouldn't sign a bill that didn't meet that criteria."... Continue Reading »

Research

How Will Obama Mark The 47th Anniversary Of Medicare?

- July 30, 2012

CBO: ObamaCare Cuts $741 Billion From Medicare. “One interesting number buried deep within the CBO reports: $741 billion. That’s how much the government would save from cutting subsidies for supplemental Medicare insurance, according to the new estimates. But that’s a jump from the original estimate of $500 billion over 10 years.”... Continue Reading »

Blog

CBO Roundup: The March 2012 Baseline

- March 13, 2012

Blog

House Democrats Are Undercutting Obama’s Efforts To Strengthen IPAB

- March 6, 2012

Today, The House Energy And Commerce Committee Agreed Unanimously To Repeal The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), An Unaccountable Board Of Unelected Bureaucrats That Could Cut Medicare Benefits. “The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to repeal a controversial cost-cutting panel in President Obama’s healthcare law. The committee agreed by a voice vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member panel tasked with cutting Medicare payments to doctors if the program’s overall spending grows too quickly.”... Continue Reading »

Research

ObamaCare Gets A Booster Shot

- February 16, 2012

Obama’s 2013 Budget Would “Strengthen The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) To Reduce Long-Term Drivers Of Medicare Cost Growth.”... Continue Reading »

Press Release

ICYMI: Why There’s a Debt Stalemate

- November 21, 2011

“We haven’t had the robust democratic debate about the role of government that lies at the heart of America’s budget stalemate…"... Continue Reading »

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