News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: In the town where ground troops first met in battle during the Civil War (Manassas, VA or Bull Run for you northerners) another battle is looming. Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) held a press conference yesterday proudly announcing that 160 “foreign nationals” (illegal aliens) were arrested. All was not joyful in the story however as local politicians reminded that ICE has a slushy record regarding detaining illegals even when they have criminal records.
I wasn’t sure whether to list this posting as an update to I Dream of Health Care or my review for Judge Napolitano’s book Lies the Government Told You. I punted and selected neither.
This headline from the Associated Press may qualify for the Homer Simpson “DUH” awards; “Report: Health overhaul will increase tab.” The assessment wasn’t by any “right-winged” think tank or pundit. The Health and Human Services Department provided the bad news except that it is too late as the bill is now law. The article listed more bad news regarding long-term care insurance and medicare so read at your own risk. Here are some of my predictions: