Monday, 29 March 2010

Ron Paul: Healthcare will drive US to bankruptcy

BRITISH taxpayers are paying out millions of pounds for pregnant Polish women and other migrants to give birth in Eastern European hospitals under controversial EU benefit rules.

The EU scheme, adopted in 2007, means the NHS must pay for the maternity costs of migrant workers who have lived or worked in the UK even if they return home.

Obama's Secret Police
How a radical conspiracy theory traveled from the Tea Party movement to the US Congress.

UN rethinks findings on livestock production’s role in global warming
A United Nations report that blames agriculture and livestock production for 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is to be reconsidered amid claims that the figure has been exaggerated and the actual level may be nearer 3%.

Is Alistair Darling on drugs?
Wednesday’s budget continued the tradition of Chancellors raising excise duties on alcohol, with these so-called ‘sin taxes’ being the acceptable face of government paternalism. Mr Darling raised the rates on beer, wine and spirits by 2 per cent above inflation, but the real victims were drinkers of cider and alcopops, which were subject to a 10 per cent hike in excise duties. Ostensibly, this is aimed at making us behave ourselves. As with so many other government attempts to change behaviour, this may have profoundly negative unforeseen consequences.

British People Put Last: Schools, NHS Face Cuts — But Foreign Aid Budget Increases
A careful analysis of this week’s budget has shown that Government spending on essential services at home such as the NHS and schools will be cut next year — while the foreign aid budget continues to grow.

According to the budget, huge cuts are going to be made in infrastructure provision in Britain over the next four years, from £50 billion this year to £22 billion by the 2013–14 financial year.

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