ObamaCare’s “family glitch”
The most disastrous legislation in modern history continues to unravel before our eyes, as Reuters reports on yet another loose thread plucked from the hem of ObamaCare: the IRS has issued rulings that mean the tax credits necessary to make President Obama’s ridiculous plan “affordable” to low-income families won’t be available to many of them. Tax credits are a key component of the law and | Read More »
States Battle to Reform Medicaid
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Ben Domenech is joined by Jim Capretta to discuss the cronyism of Medicaid, different state solutions being tested now, and how Texas can save its Medicaid program.
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Obamacare Gets Juicy: Obama hipsters learn health care law comes at a heavy cost
Yesterday, some person (or group) tweeted to me a link to a campaign (allegedly) by and for the current and former employees of Juicy Couture to demand “just hours.”
You see, according to the campaign, the hip and trendy Juicy is doing what other companies are doing in an effort to cope with the burdensome regulations and costs of the “Affordable Health Care Act” (aka ObamaCare)–the company is downsizing its full-time payroll to (mostly) part-time workers.
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Tech at Night: FCC threatening rural broadband competition.
Leave it to the Obama administration to botch everything. Trying to shortchange rural TV stations will only discourage them from participating in incentive auctions, therefore harming universal access and competition in the rural broadband market.
More wireless means more competition, folks. Allowing TV stations to reap the full rewards of selling off their spectrum is win-win.
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Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 1,980 years ago tomorrow, the world put God on trial. When offered a choice, the world surrendered up God to be tortured, crucified, and killed and asked that | Read More »
Colorado Tax Dollars Go Up In Smoke With Weed Oversight Waste
Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) failed to pass a state audit it faced earlier this month, as the auditor’s report revealed wasteful spending on purchases including furniture, electronics, and vehicles. Beyond the frivolous spending, the audit also highlighted nineteen consecutive months where MMED’s expenses far exceeded its revenues despite a large influx of public tax revenue allocated to the Division. A total of 89 pages | Read More »
Senator Johnston Finally Unveils School Finance Act to Taxpayers
Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver), a former Obama Administration educational advisor, recently began to roll back the curtain on his proposed public school finance overhaul. The School Finance Act (SB 213), which has successfully moved out of committee and could be scheduled for a full vote at any time, includes a $1 billion tax increase and controversial enrollment formulas. Though the bill has been in | Read More »
It’s A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue
The woman at the center of the DOMA battle, one part of the same sex marriage issue before SCOTUS: How did the Defense of Marriage Act end up at the Supreme Court? It’s because of , an 83-year-old widow and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor. [...] When Speyer died in 2009, she left her estate to Windsor, who got hit with a $360,000 tax bill. | Read More »
Low information voters, low information State
Say what you will about the fabled “low-information voters,” but we should probably be more concerned about the low-information State that rules them. I’m actually something of an apologist for low-information voters, because an extensive study of politics should not be necessary to live a successful American life. But conversely, a huge government cannot function effectively without amassing a great deal of information about its | Read More »
The crucial word not appearing in this article on Walmart’s staffing woes.
Said woes being, Walmart doesn’t have the staff to handle the business it currently has: [Merchandise is] piling up in aisles and in the back of stores because Wal-Mart doesn’t have enough bodies to restock the shelves, according to interviews with store workers. In the past five years, the world’s largest retailer added 455 U.S. Wal-Mart stores, a 13 percent increase, according to filings and | Read More »
Union Briefs for Wed., March 27, 2013: SEIU’s Immigration Ad Buy, Teamsters vs. UPS & More…
After spending millions on Barack Obama’s re-election, the SEIU is now ramping up its campaign to see immigration reform passed. The problem? Three hundred thousand seems like a paltry amount to spend on a campaign of such importance to unions.
It’s Wednesday, March 27th, and here are your Union Briefs…
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Playing The Victim: Easter Edition
It’s easy to fall back on old habits. I’ve been eating paleo (a diet with too much kale imo) lately but yesterday I cheated with a piece of pizza. It was hard to resist, just sitting there all easy and familiar, unlike the effort to put together a paleo lunch. Whatever the issue, we’ve all dealt with, and sometimes failed, the challenge of changing what | Read More »
Jesus Stomping – Literal and Metaphorical in Nature
Yes, our culture has gotten that virulent in its ineffable hatred of Christianity. Students in a class at FAU were given the following instructions by Instructor Deandre Poole*:
1) Take out a sheet of paper.
2) Write the name “Jesus” on the sheet.
3) Place the sheet of paper on the floor.
4) Stomp on the paper.
You’ll notice that nobody in their right mind would assign a similar exercise with the name Muhammad. Muslims are more shall we say energetic in pushing back against such detestable apostasy. This time a Christian actually had the guts to push back. His name is Ryan Rotelas and he refused. Not only that, he also brought the incident to the attention of Mr. Poole’s boss.
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David Freddoso on How the Liberal Media Helped Re-Elect Obama
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by by David Freddoso to discuss his new book Spin Masters, how the liberal media ignored stories like Benghazi and pushed the “War on Women” to help re-elect Barack Obama.
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Union Hypocrisy: AFL-CIO Conveniently Ignores The Union-Related Inferno That Killed 97 People
For all their bantering about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire being symbolic of “labor’s martyred heroes” (even though no union was involved) we are reminded that, for today’s union bosses and their allies on the Left to ignore the deaths of 97 others caused by union militants speaks volumes about the hypocrisy and shallow callousness embodied by today’s Left.
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