Obamacare Architect Now Says If You Want to Keep Your Doctor, You Can Pay More, But Whitehouse.gov Still Says Otherwise
On Sunday, the architect of Obamacare, Zeke Emanuel, modified another one of Obama’s promises. This time, he explained the “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” now actually means “if you want to, you can pay for it,”. During Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace pressed Emanuel to whether the promise would be upheld. Here’s the exchange, courtesy of The Weekly Standard. “The | Read More »
Obamacare “Essential Benefits” Rendered Most Insurance Policies Obsolete
The great bait-and-switch of Obamacare (“you can keep your plan and your doctor”) was intentionally orchestrated by the architects of the legislation. There were thousands of policies offered nationwide that were good and even very good but now they can’t be sustained under the new Obamacare policy requirements. These regulations are so narrow that it intentionally made obsolete or non-compliant the vast majority of health | Read More »
Irregular Circumstances, Not Obama’s Policies, Have Reduced the Deficit So Far This Year
Obamapologists have been pointing to the shrinking budget deficit as proof that the economy is heading in the right direction. There is a sense of desperation afoot to find something, anything, that can be positive news upon which Obama can rebuild his reputation. For the non-economists out there, a declining deficit does indeed sound indicative of a healthy economic rebound. However, the main reasons for | Read More »
Leviathan is Wounded. And Hungry.
In case you missed it, Harry Reid displayed the most incredible mind reading skills this past week during an interview on Nevada Public Radio. As reported by Roll Call, the Senate Majority Leader explained that, “The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” He went on to declare | Read More »
Are Obamacare Enrollment Pressures Unconstitutional?
As each day passes, the various facets of Obamacare are getting implemented in order to be fully operational by January 1, 2014. But we are hearing about the difficulties in the implementation caused primarily by either 1) the website fiasco; 2) low number of enrollees; and 3) people wanting to pay the penalties in order to avoid having to pay for intentionally overpriced health “insurance”. | Read More »
Obama Says, “I Shouldn’t Have to Offer Anything”. He Already Has.
On the eve of the government shutdown last night, Obama remarked that “I shouldn’t have to offer anything”, and that he’s always ready to have a conversation: “Steve when you say what can I offer? I shouldn’t have to offer anything,” Obama said. “They’re not doing me a favor by paying for things that they have already approved for the government to do. That’s part | Read More »
Obama on the Debt Ceiling in 2006 vs 2013
CNS News reported an excerpt from President Obama’s speech given on September 18 at the Business Roundtable in D.C. Obama claimed that, “Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy. All | Read More »
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and 1600 Days Without a Budget
Today we have reached 1600 days without an operating budget for our country. But who’s actually counting right now? And why should we care? Currently, we have Syria at the forefront of discussion, which has put any substantive monetary debates on the back burner. Besides the question of whether or not to authorize and spend money on Syria, Congress also faces both if and how | Read More »
Disparate Impact Theory and the IRS
The idea of “disparate impact” is a poisonous cancer that has taken root as an important concept in the business world. If we do not end it soon, it will continue to grow, extorting huge sums from innocent companies, creating an enormous economic burden on society, and allowing the tort bar to run amok. There are many areas in business where charges of “discrimination”, often | Read More »
Sen. Obama in 2007: No More National Security Letters to Spy on Citizens Who Are Not Suspected of a Crime
Senator Barack Obama at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Terrorism, 8/1/07: “This Administration puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide…I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our Freedom”. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens, no | Read More »