Ohio Senate Not Expected to Restore Medicaid Expansion to Budget Bill
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) confirmed during an April 24 press conference that he doesn’t expect the Senate to put the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion back in the state’s biennial budget. Instead, Sen. Faber explained that the Senate will develop separate Medicaid reform legislation in coordination with the Ohio House. “Now, it goes without saying, on Medicaid you need two | Read More »
Dear Congressman Brooks (Re: Your Proposed ObamaCare Exemption)
Dear Congressman Brooks, It would appear you are about to exempt yourselves and your Congressional Staffs from the ObamaCare requirement that you and your staffs join a HIX. I, your humble right-wing reactionary from AL-5, am writing just to advise you that there are three ways this whole thing can go. Congress can now either demonstrate its fundamental mendacity and contempt for the laws it | Read More »
More immigration bill disappointments: the “back tax” provision is a fraud, and provisional residents CAN get welfare
It gives me no pleasure to say this, but it’s increasingly clear that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn’t completely read the immigration bill he’s touting. It seems like every day, another claim made by defenders of the Gang of Eight bill gets shot down by critics who actually have read through all 844 pages. Personally, I was most immediately and deeply skeptical of the claim that our | Read More »
It’s Time for a Real Guest Worker Program
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Alex Nowrasteh to discuss the need for a more robust guest worker program, the Gang of Eight proposal and whether or not he thinks something can pass that will help immigrants and businesses.
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Get Ready for House Immigration Gangsters
It looks like we might have to get more conservative-Americans to do the job that the GOP-controlled House won’t do. In what has become a familiar routine, instead of fighting against the heaping pile of immigration deform emanating from the Democrat Senate, House Republicans are looking to tweak it with some honey and sugar in order to inveigle conservatives into eating this excrement sandwich. Whereas | Read More »
Military Blocks Southern Baptist Convention Website
The U.S. Military has blocked access to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website on an unknown number of military bases because it contains “hostile content” — just weeks after an Army briefing labeled Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics as examples of religious extremism, Fox News has learned. The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant denomination known for its support of the pro-life movement and | Read More »
Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare
If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some other legislation | Read More »
MSNBC: Those Dang Right Wingers Want Obama To Revive The Bush Doctrine
I’ve just flown halfway across the country and am currently in Florida, where it’s officially sweaty °F degrees. I saw this from the network that no one watches: Is it 2001? The 7 right-wingers who want Obama to revive Bush’s war on terror [...] a number of right-wingers are calling on President Obama to essentially resurrect George W. Bush’s much-maligned “war on terror.” The president, meanwhile, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Pass CISPA. Don’t pass a big, messy copyright bill.
Forgive me for being a bit brief tonight. I’ve had caffeine-related sleep issues the last two nights, getting up at 2am wide awake. So… yeah I’m tired!
I was productive this morning at least though, which is why I was able to bang out finally this post on CISPA and why we need to pass it.
CISPA should pass, but it looks like Michael McCaul is ready to move on regardless, talking about his own cybersecurity bill.
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The only thing more hypocritical than Terry McAuliffe? The Lefties now supporting him.
There’s some raised eyebrows at some of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s donors: specifically the detail that 78% of his funding in the last quarter came from out-of-state donors. Looking at the donor list, I note that some of the folks involve include: Terry’s father-in-law Richard Swann, who is probably best known for being president, back in the day, of the infamously failed American Pioneer | Read More »
The people who broke immigration will not help fix it
One aspect of my growing skepticism about the immigration reform proposals advanced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his Gang of Eight partners is that our immigration system did not break by accident. It was mangled, deformed, defanged, and abused on purpose, by both government and private interests. Rubio’s earnest enthusiasm would be appropriate for someone cleaning up after a natural disaster, but he’s dealing with | Read More »
An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio
Dear Senator Rubio, As the public finally gets an opportunity to read and analyze the bipartisan gang of 8 immigration bill, it is clear that there will be some irreconcilable differences between your vision of immigration reform and that of many conservatives across the country. However, we should all agree that this is an extremely consequential bill and must go through a long process – | Read More »
Does The US Welfare System Benefit Jihadists?
Our government, our media and the increasingly auto-beclowning supporters of our current national Zeitgeist strive manfully athwart ratiocination to rapidly disconnect the dots on The Boston Marathon Terror Bombing. Like the brilliant government bureaucrat who classified the Major Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood Jihad Spray-Job as workplace violence, they aren’t lying per se. They’re just bull-(radio edit). Like the evil Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men, their operational assumption with respect to the American People is “You can’t handle the truth.”
The truth we supposedly can’t handle, quite simply is this.
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State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money *
To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction
I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction.The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue.That’s not my problemMy problem is that this is just another example of Republican | Read More »
Gun Control: Treating The Symptoms
As the nation struggles to understand the attack at the Boston Marathon, the debate over background checks for gun buyers has received more attention from gun control advocates as a result. The left argues that stricter gun control laws might prevent tragedies such as the Boston bombings and the Newtown shooting. The right points out that criminals, including the Boston bombers, do not adhere to | Read More »