Supreme Court May Get Involved In Healthcare Debate

The Supreme Court may formally address in its upcoming term a multi-State challenge to the Democrat-backed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Two Federal courts of appeals have ruled on the Constitutionality of the mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance; one has upheld the mandate, and another has struck it down.

Federal Government Spent $10,612 Per Person In 2010

The Federal government spent $10,612 per person domestically last year, including more than $5,000 per person for programs such as unemployment benefits, Social Security and housing assistance. The Federal government spent $3.3 trillion domestically in the fiscal year 2010; $1.6 trillion of the funding went to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Overseas Military Engagements

During his campaign for President in 2000, George W. Bush said he would be judicious in his use of the military and opposed using it for nation building. Yet by the end of his Presidency, the U.S. had invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and was rebuilding those countries; and the military was being used in a number of other countries that had not attacked us.