Rep. Mike Pompeo (R, Kansas) rashly promises to sign up for #obamacare exchanges.
I say rashly because he’s making a BIG assumption, here: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), an opponent of ObamaCare, said he will try to sign up for the healthcare exchange when it opens Tuesday. “I’m going to try to enroll tomorrow morning, October 1,” Pompeo vowed. “I wish everyone [signing up for ObamaCare] good luck. …which is to say, Pompeo is assuming that it will be | Read More »
We get the government we submit to
An old chestnut holds that we get the government we deserve. To some degree, that’s true. The American public has a huge amount of theoretical leverage over its Ruling Class. Broadly speaking, no nominally free population can be eternally bound by any system of laws it profoundly disagrees with. Any aspect of law or government could be changed. The Constitution has been amended many times. But as a practical | Read More »
Sign the pledge: Tell Senate Democrats: Dismantle ObamaCare now and Don’t Shut Down The Government!
This weekend, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives listened to the American people and passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government running, delays ObamaCare for a year, and repeals the medical device tax. Unfortunately for Americans, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats couldn’t be bothered to take up the bill this weekend. Harry Reid didn’t even bother to convene for session Monday morning. But they did | Read More »
Here Comes Mitch McConnell! #McConnellcare
As conservatives unify behind a solid position, you can always count on Mitch McConnell to quietly come in at the last moment and cut a deal. Most people associate John Boehner with the fiscal cliff and 2011 debt ceiling deals because he was the public figure for most of the debate. But both of those deals were cut by Mitch McConnell with Joe Biden during | Read More »
Congress Should Not Have Its Obamacare Paid
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will hold a press conference today, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at the “Senate Swamp,” on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The press conference is to urge House Republicans to include Vitter’s “No Washington Exemption from Obamacare” (S.1497) amendment in the Continuing Resolution (CR).
The Watercooler ~ Shutdown Showdown Open Thread: UPDATE
UPDATE: While still unable to access a vote tally, the Senate this afternoon voted to approve the bill from the House to continue paying the military in the event of an almost certain government shutdown. Certainly aren’t hearing much about that in press reports, are we? *** In this latest piece from Politico, Senator Harry Reid has convinced President Obama to cancel plans to meet | Read More »
Take the hit!!
I just finished watching the Ted Cruz interview on Meet the Press with David Gregory. Gregory grilled Ted Cruz and did everything short of saying he was flatout wrong. I commend Ted Cruz for standing solid and making his case. Everything he said was unchallengeable and should have ended the discussion. But, Gregory said the facts were bunk. He basically told us what is happening | Read More »
Unions Lie. (Shocking, isn’t it?)
There’s an ongoing controversy over the United Auto Workers’ efforts to unionize nearly 3,000 of Volkswagen’s workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Unfortunately, Volkswagen’s employees may be learning the hard way that unions and their organizers are
often dishonest when it comes to unionizing workers.
Last month, after using some legally questionable
tactics, the UAW claimed that it had acquired a majority of signatures
from VW’s workers.
Now, increasing the temperature in Tennessee, a group of VW workers have filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the UAW misled the VW workers into signing union cards.
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The Effects of a Shutdown on Main Street and Wall Street
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the prospects of a government shutdown, the impact it may have on the average American and how Wall Street will react.
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Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal
Republicans are attempting two tricks to convince conservatives the GOP is still with them. The first is the Vitter Amendment, named for Senator David Vitter, which would require Congress to adhere to Obamacare like the rest of us. I consider it a shiny object and you should not be cheering the GOP is they get it. Congress will always game the system to benefit itself. | Read More »
A Test of Your Power and Influence
RedState Readers, there was a time when we could ask you to open your wallets for solid candidates and within hours goals would be met. We did that recently with Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia and you showed just how quickly you could raise money. But people still think you guys are not as engaged as you once were. So I have a challenge for you | Read More »
Democrats’ New Outrageous Property Rights Power Grab
Radical environmentalists have long used government as a weapon to stop development projects across the country. Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline have utilized every tactic known to date to stop its implementation. But now the left has devised a new strategy–an ultimate trump card–to stop economic development dead in its tracks and a vote on the measure could come in the House of Representatives as | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Pro-#Obamacare Trolls Will HATE Reading This edition.
Stu Rothenberg, after looking at the 2012 exit polls and noting that the same electorate that re-elected Barack Obama also supported repeal of Obamacare over not-repeal 49/44, finishes up with: There is no denying that Obama won the 2012 presidential election. But that vote shouldn’t be held up as a vote of confidence for Obamacare. And it’s worth mentioning (again) that the Republicans taking a | Read More »
Beware the Medical Device Tax Fig Leaf
[Update: Jonathan Strong is reporting that Kevin McCarthy is already planning on using last night's bill as a means of caving even further. He is floating the idea of passing a clean CR with a provision eliminating the congressional exclusion - offering no relief for the American people. Let the self-negotiations begin...] Last week, the House stood unified behind a bill to fund the government | Read More »
American public: IRS guilty as sin, but protected by @barackobama.
A fish rots from the head down. If I was a Democratic operative, I’d be worrying like the blazes about these numbers: A new Rasmussen Reports poll found 53 percent of likely U.S. voters believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted tea party and other conservative groups, while only 24 percent disagree. But only 17 percent believe it is even somewhat likely that | Read More »