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Trick: Speaker Pelosi Proposes a Ghastly Drug Price Control Bill

H.R. 3 would mutilate American biopharmaceutical development of innovative medicines that are tackling serious diseases.

Treat: Access Is Expanded for Quality, Affordable, and Private Health Coverage

The expansion of HRAs is expected to benefit more than 11 million employees and their families.

Trick: The National Debt Will Haunt Us Forever

A grave $1.7 trillion to the national debt will be piled on over the next 10 years.

Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

Treat: President Trump Issues Some Sweet Executive Orders

Adds $33 billion in savings from deregulation in the first two years of the Trump administration.

Trick: There Are a Dreadful Number of Earmarks

The cost of earmarks in FY 2019 was a horrifying $15.3 billion.

Treat: Have Some Candy and Legally Bet on Your Favorite Sports Team

States with legal sports betting are thriving and bringing home the candied bacon.

Trick: The Socialism Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Socialist policies are rising from the dead and taking over like an infectious disease. 

CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

Price Controls for Dummies

Democrats should learn what price controls REALLY mean.


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