Where is Our Amnesty?
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself. He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform. Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare. No immigration-related legislation. Period. The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White | Read More »
ObamaCare is greed sanctified through politics
Money gets a bad rap from some people, because it’s supposed to be the instrument of greed. Wanting more money is said to be crass. Indeed, in our modern political culture, wanting to keep your own money is treated as “greed.” The noble and virtuous demands of the collective, as interpreted by a priesthood of politicians, completely trumps individual self-interest. But it’s easy to be greedy without | Read More »
Another Way to Look at the Jobs Report
A lot of digital ink has already been spilled on the late September jobs report, which showed that a disappointing 144K jobs were added to payroll (versus an expected 180K). Deciphering what to make of each month’s job report has become a monthly game of political football that is designed (at least on the part of the Democrats) to confuse average voters into not knowing | Read More »
The Shutdown Delayed September Jobs Report
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the September jobs report, the magic unemployment number and QE infinity.
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The Republican Schism
There is a data set within yesterday’s CNN poll that even CNN largely overlooked, but that explains so much of the current tension within the Republican Party. Long after we are dead, pundits and political reporters will still talk about the Rockefeller Republicans vs. the Conservatives and other such archaic divisions that no longer exist except in the rhetorical habits of pretentious political reporters. The | Read More »
Rep. Joe Garcia’s (D, Florida) former chief of staff is going to jail.
But there’s no such thing as election fraud in this country: Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request plot during last year’s elections.
The high cost of ObamaCare deception
President Obama’s Rose Garden press conference on the ObamaCare disaster featured a group of 13 human props, lined up on stage behind him to put a face on the alleged virtues of his health care scheme. It turns out none of them had actually purchased an ObamaCare insurance plan, and only three of them had even completed the application process. What a perfect summary of the disastrous | Read More »
MS Word’s Spell Check Still Flags “Obamacare”
Maybe that’s with good reason. The latest incriminating—well-written, too, I dare say—account I’ve read of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “Obamacare”) is at MoneyMorning. We’ve all read such accounts. They’re proliferating and coming, uh, “fast and furious,” from everywhere. I think it’s inevitable that, once the federal government corrects the glitches in its PPACA sign-up websites and people are actually able to apply for coverage, the | Read More »
President Calls a Hail Mary to Fix Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the failure of CMS as the contractor for Obamacare tech, how the White House should have built the online registration system and what it will take to fix it.
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The Greek Tragedy of Obamacare
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where at some point you stop and ask yourself “how the hell did I end up here?” I have, and like a Greek tragedy, usually whatever predicament I found myself in was the result of a number of poor decisions that seemed to compound themselves until they finally reached a point where I had to stop and | Read More »
Weekly GOP address: Ken Cuccinelli (R CAND, Virginia-GOV).
I’m not going to mince words: you need to go and support Ken Cuccinelli. I don’t think that the third party polling we’re seeing is accurate – Virginia, historically, does not reward third parties with that level of support – but I do think that Terry McAuliffe is probably ahead, and McAuliffe is certainly acting as if he’s got the momentum. Boils down to this: | Read More »
Chuck Schumer Introduces the ‘McConnell Rule’
Last week, I noted that Mitch McConnell’s slick debt ceiling plan would pave the road for permanently abolishing the debt limit, as long as members would get a ceremonial vote of disapproval. Well, it didn’t take long for the idea to grow roots. On Meet the Press, Chuck Schumer, who has enthusiastically praised McConnell for doing his bidding, announced that he would introduce legislation echoing | Read More »
White House bringing in “*Top* Men” to ‘fix’ #Obamacare exchanges.
A couple of things about this report: The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems. The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from HHS was the first update in more than a week on the many failings of an | Read More »
Spanish-language version of #Obamacare delayed, yet again.
September 27, 2013: In another delay for the Affordable Care Act, White House officials quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments until mid-October. Mid-October:
Tech at Night: Team Obama pirates software. Ted Cruz wants answers on FCC.
Seen on RedState Friday: Geoffrey Manne talks about FCC rigging the spectrum game, which is such a shame since spectrum auctions are one of the greatest regulatory innovations we’ve seen.
I bet you heard all there was to hear about Ted Cruz after the shutdown ended? Nope. He’s taking on the President’s nominee for FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler. He wants answers, and he’s entitled to get them.
Bitcoin and crime just seem to go hand-in-hand.
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