In this week's Liberty Update we highlight the potentially catastrophic threat of H.R. 3, the healthcare…
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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

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Taxes & Economy
Health Care
 
CFIF to Congress: Don’t Mimic California’s Failures in Addressing Surprise Medical Billing Problem
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Surprise medical billing – which occurs when patients suddenly receive unexpected bills from medical providers not covered by their insurance – remains an important issue demanding a Congressional…
   
 
 
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Sabre/Farelogix Merger: DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Needlessly Threatens U.S. Prosperity and Innovation
On Monday, January 27, trial will commence in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) misguided antitrust lawsuit seeking to prohibit…
 
Employment & Labor
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Homeland Security
   
North Korean Cyber Warfare: Focused On Money, Not Missiles
Every time North Korea conducts a missile test, it understandably makes headlines around the world. While ICBMs capable of carrying nuclear payloads…
Media Issues
The Hunter Biden email cover-up may not be the most contemptible example of the modern political media's corruption, but it is probably the most demonstrable. Politico reports that Ben Schreckinger's new book, "The Bidens: Inside the First Family's…
Foreign Policy
At 9:05 Monday night, State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a plaintive message to the new rulers of Afghanistan. "The Taliban needs to meet its commitments and obligations in Afghanistan," Price tweeted. Those commitments and obligations…
Legal Reform / Tort Reform
As America struggles to regain its footing, employers large and small face a potentially harrowing dilemma.  On the one hand, they cannot remain dormant indefinitely, and must reopen for business as soon as feasible and allow increasingly desperate…
State of Affairs
Deterrence is the ancient ability to scare somebody off from hurting you, your friends or your interests – without a major war. Desire peace? Then be prepared for war. Or so the Romans believed. It's an easily understood concept in the…
Education
It's hard to know what's worse – brainwashing kids or lying about it. Parents worried their kids are being indoctrinated with critical race theory can't get straight answers. Local school boards and principals lie to them, claiming children…
Health Care
Americans understandably tune out ongoing political battles in Washington, D.C.  According to two separate and devastating new studies from the University of Chicago and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), however, Americans had better…
Immigration
The more we learn about the true dimensions of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the worse it is. Now, a new report says that in the last few months, U.S. authorities have encountered illegal border crossers not just from Mexico, or the Northern Triangle…
Technology & Telecom
The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) last week joined a coalition of more than 30 free-market organizations and individuals on a letter to Congress advocating “specifically against proposals that would enact price controls, dramatically expand…
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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?