Republican Study Committee Releases Their Obamacare Replacement Plan

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:29 am

Modern American conservatism has basically redefined itself to make any mechanism to get universal coverage incompatible with conservative principles. This plan is a reminder that conservatives don’t think providing everyone with affordable health care is a goal worth pursuing. They basically see all the cures as worse than the disease.


SOPA Opera: La distruzione di Khanna

By: Saturday December 8, 2012 4:00 pm

Act 1: Delight

For the glory of Summer we are punished with Fall. So it was that on November 16th, 2012 the Republican Study Committee offered a bold proposal to reform America’s ridiculous copyright system titled Three Myths About Copyright Law and Where To Fix It. The contact and alleged driving force behind the document was Derek Khanna a staffer at the RSC.

The policy brief was nothing short of a full frontal double barreled blast at Copyright Trolls (also known as the entertainment industry).

GOP Tries to Overthrow the Tyranny of Mickey Mouse…Then Sadly Backs Down

By: Monday November 19, 2012 10:27 am

This weekend I got ahold of a copy of the Policy Brief on Copyright Law, prepared by the Republican Study Committee chaired by Jim Jordan (PDF). It was so remarkably fair, sound, common-sense and forward-thinking I sent it to Scarecrow and asked him if I was missing something.

Republicans Take Down Anti-Corporate Copyright Law Paper Within 24 Hours of Publication

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 6:45 am

One post-election question up for debate is where the Republican Party would go to try and capture the areas of the electorate they cannot penetrate – particularly minorities and the youth vote. The watered-down version of the DREAM Act suggested a policy path for reaching some segments of the minority electorate. And for about 24 hours this weekend, it looked like Republicans would make their pitch to the youth vote on copyright law.

Late on Friday, the Republican Study Committee, the far-right caucus in the House, put out a policy paper on copyright reform that really sought to upend traditional notions of the issue, which in the US really skews in favor of copyright holders.

Bravely Bold Conservatives Running Away on Budget Stopgap

By: Friday July 27, 2012 6:02 am

House conservatives are running away from one spending fight, asking Eric Cantor to schedule a vote on a stopgap spending bill that would push any budget fight well into 2013.

Everyone in Congress Drops Medicare in Their Budget-Cutting Plans

By: Sunday May 8, 2011 4:00 pm

As we get more clarity on the menu of options in the upcoming budget debate, we’re seeing a narrowing of differences between the two parties. The Republicans may not want to admit it, but they’ve given up on changing the structure of Medicare. You can be sure of this by looking at the proposal of the Republican Study Committee, the far-right rump in the House (and it’s much more than a rump, including 3/4 of the entire House GOP caucus), which created a list of demands for increasing the debt limit. Even THEIR plan doesn’t mess with Medicare.

Republican Study Committee: Here’s $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 3:10 pm

The conservative Republican Study Committee has released a document identifying $2.5 trillion in cuts over 10 years, a tangible list of programs conservatives would like to eliminate. This represents the right flank in the upcoming debate over spending that will consume much of the first year of this Congress.

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