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Iain Murray
Iain Murray is Vice-President for Strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
by | Jul 17, 2013

Earlier this week, the Urban Institute released a simulated model of what the Affordable Care Act would cost minus the employer mandate. The Institute claimed delaying the mandate would have little impact on the cost to taxpayers. Nonsense. Taxpayers will…

by | May 23, 2013

President Obama offers only weasel words to explain deaths in Libya and IRS abuses. He’s the master of verbal evasion. House Republicans need to replace debate with action to hold the president accountable on these issues. To get to the…

by | May 15, 2013

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was criticized last week for soliciting private contributions to Enroll America, a non-governmental organization run by former Obama campaign operatives. The real monkey business is what the Secretary is doing with taxpayers’…

by | May 1, 2013

Only the first 151 pages of the 844-page Senate immigration bill deal with border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. No matter where you stand on those hot button issues, you need to know what’s in the…

by | Apr 24, 2013

The nation’s dysfunctional immigration laws need reforming. But the Senate bill unveiled last week would explode the number of people on food stamps and Obamacare. Shockingly, the bill also would put left-wing community organizations in charge of educating immigrants about…

by | Apr 17, 2013

A little noticed provision of the Obama health law is likely to become a big roadblock to immigration reform. Obamacare makes legal immigrants eligible for subsidized private health plans on the exchanges, regardless of how recently they arrived. The Gang…

by | Apr 10, 2013

The Gang of Eight — four Democratic and four Republican U.S. senators — have been meeting behind closed doors since January to produce “comprehensive immigration reform.” That will mean a multi-thousand-page bill that no one reads. You know the saying…

by | Apr 4, 2013

Last week, the Society of Actuaries warned about sticker shock ahead for individuals and families buying health insurance. How did the White House respond? In its usual Orwellian fashion, saying “healthcare costs are falling thanks to the reform law.” Falling…

by | Mar 27, 2013

Last week the national Republican Party issued a report on why it lost the 2012 presidential election. The report belongs in the paper shredder. Look at a map of the U.S. and you’ll see why. The Republican Party is already…

by | Mar 21, 2013

The weasels who wrote the Obama health law postponed the pain until after the 2012 presidential election. Popular provisions were put into effect immediately, such as allowing children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, offering “free” colonoscopies…

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