For the most part, Sen. Bob Corker stuck to Republican talking points when he spoke today to the Knoxville Economics Forum.
The first-term Tennessee Republican said the fiscal crisis the nation faces requires tax reform, entitlement spending cuts and otherwise slashing the size of federal government.
And he made standard Republican cracks about health care reform, Dodd-Frank and the Environmental Protection Agency.
However, he made some in the mostly friendly audience squirm when he suggested a few tax reform specifics.
For those of you keeping score, legal challenges to health care reform are now 3-2 in FAVOR of reform. A third judge this week tossed out a lawsuit challenging reform on constitutional grounds. Two judges previously ruled against it.
Despite what some on the radical right would have you believe, rejection of the health care reform law is not a given.
Here are a couple of reports on the recent ruling. One from the left and one from the right.
New York Times: A Third Judge Validates Health Care Overhaul Law
Fox News: Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Obama Health Care Law
Businesses and consumers looking for a clear explanation of what healthcare reform means to them should check out Consumer Reports’ November issue or its website.
Among other things,the magazine explains what the new rules mean if you currently buy private insurance or are covered by an emloyer’s plan or are uninsured.
Small business owners will find helpful information about tax credits.