Michael F. Cannon

Posted March 30, 2014

In anticipation of the hearing, the Wall Street Journal wrote a lengthy editorial explaining the issues.

Posted March 02, 2014

I summarize a lengthy report issued by two congressional committees on how the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services conspired to create a new entitlement program that is authorized nowhere in federal law.

Posted December 16, 2013

A Wall Street Journal editorial surmises that Senate Democrats eliminated the filibuster for non-Supreme Court judicial appointments so they could pack the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with judges that would block an important ObamaCare case called Halbig v. Sebelius.

Posted December 02, 2013

The people’s elected representatives must clear certain hurdles — some as high as IPAB wishes to set them — if they want to retain their authority as the ones who write laws regarding health care.

Posted November 29, 2013

The U.S. Senate’s deployment of the “nuclear option” — lowering the threshold for approval of non-Supreme Court presidential nominees from 60 votes to 51 votes — will enhance the ability of the president and his party to control the health care sector well after he leaves office.

Posted November 11, 2013

Last week, I discussed the importance of generating additional legal challenges to the IRS’s attempt to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion, under the rubric of ObamaCare, yet contrary to the clear language of the statute and Congress’ intent.

Posted November 03, 2013

Four lawsuits have already been filed to challenge those illegal taxes and spending. A ruling for any of these plaintiffs would make the problems with ObamaCare’s decrepit HealthCare.gov web site look like a hiccup.

Posted October 20, 2013

Tthe Treasury department has still refused to hand over many emails and other communications that, according to my source, show the IRS did almost no analysis of the law before deciding to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion without congressional authorization.

Posted October 07, 2013

Remember this the next time someone says that people on Medicaid have no other options

Posted August 11, 2013

In addition to other abuses that have recently come to light, the IRS is attempting to tax millions of employers and individuals without congressional authorization.

Posted August 05, 2013

Based on the White House’s past lawlessness and corruption in the service of Obamacare, I’m willing to venture the following prediction:

Posted August 04, 2013

The CBO expects the Obama administration’s unilateral rewriting of federal law (my words, not CBO’s) will increase federal spending by $3 billion in 2014 and reduce federal revenues by a net $9 billion, thereby increasing the federal debt by $12 billion.

Posted July 29, 2013

It’s hard to come up with a story that explains a drop in support for Obamacare only among moderates and conservatives if the legislation was considered too weak.

Posted July 26, 2013

If Democratic support for Obamacare fell because more Democrats suddenly wish the law went farther, that drop would occur first and primarily among left-wing Democrats, not moderates and conservatives.

Posted July 22, 2013

By every measure the President's signature piece of legislation faces tremendous setbacks. And yet, the media largely ignores the fundamental problems with the law.

Posted July 15, 2013

Barack Obama used to oppose health care fraud—up until the moment that opposing fraud conflicted with his goal of preserving ObamaCare.

Posted July 14, 2013

The administration could find now that its employer-mandate delay has the opposite of the desired effect.

Posted July 08, 2013

Implementing the law without the employer mandate will definitely be very chaotic. The whole purpose of the employer mandate was to reduce the economic and political upheaval that the rest of ObamaCare will unleash.

Posted July 05, 2013

The employer mandate is so intimately tied to the rest of the law that the IRS cannot delay it without delaying the rest of Obamacare.

Posted June 09, 2013

Collectively, states can shield all employers and at least 12 million taxpayers from the law’s new taxes, and still reduce federal deficits by $1.7 trillion, simply by refusing to establish Exchanges or expand Medicaid.


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