Stryker Corporation announced it “will cut 5% of its global workforce by the end of next year to reduce costs in the face of new fees on device makers required by the U.S. health care law,” reports the Detroit Free Press. According to Stryker, “job cuts will reduce annual pretax operating costs by more than [...]
At least two national media outlets are concerned enough to report that Obamacare allows the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) access to everyone’s private medical records. According to the Washington Examiner:
America is learning about the federal government’s plan to collect and aggregate confidential patient records for every one of us.
In a proposed rule [...]
National Popular Vote, a.k.a. “Koza Scheme”, has been working overtime in state legislatures to destroy one of the Founding Fathers’ greatest institutions the Electoral College. As a contributor to Save Our States, a group dedicated to defending and promoting the Electoral College, it is time to expose National Popular Vote for what it is — [...]
Voters and residents of South Carolina move closer to finally being able to know how their legislators vote on issues critical and mundane alike, after a bill passed unanimously in the state’s lower chamber:
South Carolina law would require legislators to take a roll call on most of their votes under a proposal fast-tracked by House [...]
The takedown of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill is both unprecedented and the result of a concerted effort to focus on transparency that is now assisted by public furor against pork, as Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey points out in “Transparency Killed the Earmarking Stars”:
How often do omnibus spending bills go down to defeat? [...]
What happens when government is allowed to operate outside the purview of the public? “Corruption on steroids,” as District Attorney Steve Cooley described the abuse of taxpayers in Bell, CA. Cooley further described the situation in a news conference announcing the arrest of eight elected officials and government employees from the small town outside of Los [...]
NBA star Scottie Pippen made more than $18 million in 2002. But you may not know that he also was a farmer! He was so good at cultivating the earth that the federal government paid him more than $130,000 over a five-year time period to not grow anything on his farm.
According to a 2002 Heritage [...]
Mothers Against Debt (MAD), a new project from Transparency Czarina Amy Oliver Cooke, just release a video that illustrates the reality of what our national debt is doing to our children. At COST we like promote our motto: No taxation without information. Perhaps our children should promote the original motto: No taxation without representation. After [...]
The White House press corps finally gets the joke…and now knows that it is on them.
In a story about why reporters are unhappy with the Obama administration, Politico writes: [Robert] Gibbs said at one of his briefings, “This is the most transparent administration in the history of our country.”
Peals of laughter broke out in the [...]
The most transparent White House ever?
Recently the White House press corp met with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to air “grievances” about lack of access to President Obama.
And yesterday, Politico reported:
Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members [...]