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March 14, 2019

Asset Forfeiture is Overreach


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Buried in the back of the Points section is this column of real significance about over-reaching government and property seizures. Persons acquitted of a crime still cannot get their property back? What country is this? 

March 14, 2019

Sanders' High Energy Level and Loyal Followers Make Him the Dems' Front-runner


Sanders has name recognition and a large pool of potential volunteers, many of whom are energized, motivated and feel the Clinton political machine robbed Sanders of the 2016 Democratic nomination.

March 13, 2019

The Patriot's Guide to Socialism


As Forrest Gump might say, “Socialism is as socialism does.” But what exactly is socialism?

March 11, 2019

Private Sector Use of Eminent Domain: Legitimate, Strategic, Constitutional


In a new IPI publication, “On Private Sector Use of Eminent Domain,” Tom Giovanetti confronts a difficult topic and makes the limited government case for the right for property to be taken by the private sector when there is an unwilling seller and two key conditions are met under the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause.

March 8, 2019

Trump Speaks Against Socialism. His Drug Price Control Plan Says Otherwise.


The Department of Health and Human Services is forging ahead with a plan to impose price controls in Medicare.

March 6, 2019

As Budget Deficit Balloons, Congress Must Address Exploding Entitlement Costs


This week’s Treasury Department numbers show that the budget deficit has skyrocketed 77 percent, in part because of increased Social Security spending and interest payments on the national debt. A new book says Congress must address the cost of the nation’s exploding entitlements and walk America back from the fiscal cliff.

March 5, 2019

GOP Senator, Oil Industry Clash Over Proposed Eminent Domain Reforms


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Tom Giovanetti, president IPI, said he was “forced to testify in cautious opposition to the legislation and it is not because we do not value property rights and it is not because we are not sympathetic to situations where this is an unwilling seller.” But he said the bill — being limited to only private, for-profit companies — seems to assume “that private sector use of eminent domain is somehow more subject to abuse than government use or that there is something that is actually inappropriate about private sector use of eminent domain.”

March 3, 2019

Asset Forfeiture is Tyranny, and Fortunately the Supreme Court Noticed


A government that simply takes things because it can, and then puts the burden of proof on citizens to get their property back, is a tyrannical government akin to the abuses Americans originally rebelled against. Asset forfeiture must be stopped.

March 1, 2019

Dems Envision Two Years to Drop Blue Cross for Uncle Sam


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

More than 100 House Democrats have introduced a Medicare for All plan that not only hands over health care to the federal government but transitions from private insurance into this government-run system in just two years.

February 25, 2019

As Debt Limit Deadline Looms, Congress Must Address Exploding Entitlement Costs


The national debt has soared to a record high of $22 trillion and a debt limit deadline is looming. The most significant factor contributing to this out-of-control spending is the cost of the nation’s entitlement programs, more than 60 percent of all federal spending. This level will only grow unless Congress takes steps recommended by a new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff.” 

 

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