Oped Archive

  • 10 years of rancid restaurant-bashing

    September 2012 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  The New York Post

    Next week, one of New York’s most pernicious activist groups — the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, aka ROC — celebrates its 10th anniversary with a posh $400-a-plate dinner. Like most groups that reach the 10-year milestone, ROC has grown a lot. Once content to stage rag-tag protests outside the city’s finest restaurants, it now promotes its work with the help of a savvy media […]
  • Sick-leave law unhealthy

    May 2012 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Boston Herald

    You can tell the legislative season is drawing to a close when unpopular bills with little interest among legislators are resurrected in force. Witness the renewed push for an employer sick-leave mandate in Massachusetts, bolstered by a study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) claiming a net financial benefit for the state of $74 million each year. To read the study, you would think […]
  • Health Bill’s Just Bad Business

    November 2009 ·  Kristen Lopez Eastlick ·  Boston Herald

    There has been a lot of noise when it comes to certain aspects of the health care bills moving through Congress: Will illegal immigrants be covered? Will funding be provided for abortions? Will the legislation include a so-called public option? Important questions all, but when it comes to the crucial question of how a new health care mandate will affect employers and their employees, things have […]
  • Health Care Reforms Don’t Have To Cost Taxpayers Trillions In Government Option

    November 2009 ·  Rick Berman ·  Fort Myers News-Press

    The national debate over health care reform has ground to a halt, with both sides deadlocked over the scale and expense of potential government intervention. However, we can all agree on at least a few things: Too many uninsured Americans are forced into bankruptcy by accidents and diseases; too many Americans are unable to purchase individual coverage due to pre-existing conditions; too many children are unfairly […]
  • Offer health care reform we can afford

    October 2009 ·  Rick Berman ·  Times of Northwest Indiana

    The national debate over health care reform has ground to a halt, with both sides deadlocked over the scale and expense of potential government intervention. Tempers on both sides have run high, and in some cases disagreements over matters of policy have turned into confrontation and even violence. In the midst of this unrest, however, we can all agree on at least a few things: too […]
  • Pols Play, You Pay

    October 2007 ·  Jill Jenkins ·  The National Review Online

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California state legislature’s Democratic leadership are knee-deep in their “special session” on health-care reform. If the rhetoric coming from Sacramento’s bigwigs is any indication, they aren’t just scrambling to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic — they’re blowing holes in the ship’s hull in the absurd hope of getting the water to leak out faster. Both Schwarzenegger and the Democrats […]
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