What Conservatives Think – Tort Reform

Our new newsletter rebutting unfair left-wing descriptions of conservatives and conservatism debuts today. The first edition, What Conservatives Think – Tort Reform: Was Bush Wrong to Say It Would Benefit the Economy? answers this comment made by MoveOn.org in its “Daily Mislead” newsletter: “Arguing that his economic policies consist of more than tax cuts geared to the wealthy, President Bush maintained last week in his year-end press conference that tort reform is a key part of his ‘pro-growth’ agenda, saying that it, ‘would have made a difference’ to benefit the economy. Earlier this year, the president went further, saying that the proliferation of medical malpractice lawsuits are ‘a national problem that needs a national solution.’ But a recent study by the National Center for State Courts found that medical malpractice lawsuits per capita actually decreased in the most recent ten-year period examined.”

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