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Notable Quote: WSJ on H.R. 3, Biden & Pelosi's Dangerous Healthcare Bill

In this week's Liberty Update we highlight the potentially catastrophic threat of H.R. 3, the healthcare and drug price control bill that Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are attempting to rush through Congress.  The Wall Street Journal helpfully offers further insight this morning on how H.R. 3 would threaten lifesaving U.S. pharmaceutical innovation and leadership, including on things like the Covid vaccines:

Companies that refuse the government’s price must pay a 95% excise tax on all revenue they generate from that drug in the U.S.  They’d also have to offer the government price to private insurers.  There’s no “negotiation” when a gun is pointed at your head.  A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that drug spending in the U.S. would…[more]

September 23, 2021 • 10:23 AM
Biden Is Stabbing Nonunion Workers in the Back

Biden Is Stabbing Nonunion Workers in the Back

Biden claims it's to build the middle class. In truth, it's to benefit the Democratic Party. That's an outrage.

The Great Democratic Panic

The Great Democratic Panic

Some Democratic moderates in both House and Senate are uncomfortable with the $3.5 trillion figure, especially with inflation plaguing the U.S. economy.

Biden Proposes Expanded IRS “Massive Compliance” Snooping

Biden Proposes Expanded IRS “Massive Compliance” Snooping

The last thing America needs is a new Biden boondoggle amplifying its power and opening the floodgates to even more future abuse.

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Biden Wants to Empower the IRS to Snoop on Your Financial Transactions

Isabelle Morales, Policy Communications Specialist at Americans for Tax Reform, discusses President Biden’s proposal to empower the IRS to monitor all transactions of $600 or more in and out of private bank accounts, including Venmo, PayPal and CashApp accounts, and the privacy concerns surrounding the proposal[more]
Biden's Poll Numbers

William J. Conti, Partner in the Washington, D.C., Office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses President Biden's and Vice President Kamala Harris' poll numbers, and what they might mean for midterm and 2024 elections[more]
Should the U.S. Have Stayed in Afghanistan?

Quin Hillyer, columnist at the Washington Examiner, discusses why the United States did not have to pull out of Afghanistan, how the polls dictated President Biden’s decision to ignore the Afghanistan Study Group, a congressionally created commission, and what this decision may mean in the future[more]
The Liberal Proposal to Permanently Extend Obamacare Subsidies

Sally Pipes, President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses the immense burden on taxpayers of the Democratic effort to expand government subsidies in healthcare, why the subsidies have been a poorly targeted failure, and why Medicare expansion is[more]
The Consequences of a Hasty Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Dakota L. Wood, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Marine who served two decades, including during Operation Enduring Freedom, discusses the implications of the precipitous withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, what it means for our allies and Afghan women,[more]
Joint Employer Rule: A Handout to Trial Lawyers and Big Labor Unions

Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, explains the pitfalls of the Joint Employer Rule, how it expands the field of liability and introduces chaos, and why Congress should pass the proposed Save Local Business Act to preserve the existing common-sense labor law and protect employers[more]
Education: Standards for Civics and U.S. History

Amber Northern, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, discusses the quality of K-12 civics teachings, the policy fixes needed, and the recently released report, "The State of the State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021."[more]
Broadband: America's Greatest Infrastructure Success Story

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses how America's private broadband infrastructure should serve as a model to bring more private management and investment to other types of infrastructure, and how the Biden Administration's idea of massively funding a government takeover of broadband[more]
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"According to the left-of-center Tax Policy Center, Biden's tax plan will raise taxes on 75% of middle-class families next year and 95% of families over the long term. Biden's policies are already slowing the economy. In August, the U.S. added just 235,000 jobs, a far cry from estimates that 720,000 jobs would be created. The economy has over 600,000 fewer jobs than the Biden administration boasted…[more]
 
 
—Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
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Pres. Biden is seeking IRS authority to monitor every American financial transaction exceeding $600. Is there any legitimate government reason you can think of for such micro-monitoring of individual financial transactions?