House Energy/Commerce Committee: HHS knew all along #obamacare was failing.
Oh, this should provide hours of amusement. House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled a series of documents provided by the Department of Health and Human Services from July 2013 that reveal the administration internally voicing serious concerns about the progress of the HealthCare.gov website. Among the concerns raised by senior officials was the ability to meet the October 1 launch date and the | Read More »
This lawless era
Not only does President Obama lack the legal authority to impose the “fix” for insurance cancellations he described on Thursday, but his entire proposal boils down to inviting insurance companies to violate federal law, and promising not to prosecute them for it. That’s not an oversimplification – it’s literally true. The Affordable Care Act – which Obama has previously been fond of describing as “the settled | Read More »
Why Doesn’t The UAW Want A Secret-Ballot Election At VW?
It is a long-standing precedent that unions are legally allowed to lie to workers in order to get their support–and lie they do.
Take, for example, Carol Wilson, a Volkswagen employee in Chattanooga who was misled into signing a UAW authorization card.
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“When I was approached to sign a card a year and a half ago, it was, ‘Oh, the card just means you want more information.‘”
Wait…Didn’t Republicans Beat Up Conservatives For That?
During the fight over defunding Obamacare, Congressional Republicans claimed that Heritage Action for America, the Senate Conservatives Fund, RedState, and others were raising money off the defund fight and knew it would never work. In effect, they and their friends in the lobbyist community claimed conservatives were stirring up the base for the sole purpose of raising money. Now, in Congress, Republicans are considering Fred | Read More »
Party on Janet. Party on Barry.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Janet Yellen’s testimony on Capitol Hill, if she will ever change the Fed’s monetary policy and the Obamacare “fix” that isn’t.Read More »
The Other Problem With Fred Upton’s Legislation
Let’s say the House passes Congressman Upton’s legislation and the Senate passes Senate Landrieu’s legislation.Let’s further say that Landrieu’s will not pass the House.We have two pieces of legislation that cannot pass either chamber.After the President’s press conference yesterday, a number of states announced that, contrary to what the President said, people will not be able to keep their healthcare plans. Likewise, more than a | Read More »
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Capitalism can succeed where ObamaCare has failed
There was a lot going on during President Obama’s shamefully tardy press conference today. In the course of an hour, he packed in a ton of excuses, a weird takedown of his entire philosophy of government – don’t blame him, blame the system he demands your absolute obedience to! – a pile of gaffes that we’ll soon be seeing in Republican ads, and a last-ditch | Read More »
President Obama’s “Administrative Fix” Will Make the Problem Worse
By now you have no doubt heard that President Obama, in a disastrous and meandering news conference, has announced that he will attempt, via executive fiat, to implement something very similar to the Upton Plan, which will purportedly allow (but not require) insurance companies to continue to offer plans that were made illegal by Obamacare. Without wading into the politics of this move, as a | Read More »
Washington State to Obama: **** Off
There is good news and bad news here. Barack Obama has made a career of scapegoating people and playing one racial, ethnic, or economic group off against another. Obamacare is no different. It is simply class envy and income redistribution tarted up with good intentions. Today’s presser was intended to make insurance companies the scapegoats for the Obama administration’s galactic incompetence. The bottom line is | Read More »
Janet Yellen and Monetary Statism
There is perhaps no entity of government that has more autonomous power to centrally plan our economy than the Federal Reserve. The endless monetary stimulus, artificially low interest rates, and juicing up the stock market, has devalued the dollar, inflated commodities, distorted the housing market, enabled the growth of government (with cheap borrowing), and redistributed wealth from savers to borrowers. With current Chairman Ben Bernanke | Read More »
NSA’s Preferred Vendor
If the experience of email provider Lavabit, and its implications for Gmail users, hasn’t been enough to convince those who use Google’s tools regularly that the search giant maybe doesn’t have our best interests at heart when it cozies up to Uncle Sam, then maybe this will. In a pleasantly surprising recent piece at Politico, Richard Viguerie wrote that Google is the NSA’s leading information | Read More »
Fred Upton Supports the Landrieu Obamacare Fix. So Does Barack Obama
Erick has made a couple of posts on why supporting Fred Upton’s messaging bill, allowing people to retain insurance policies that are not Obamacare-compliant, is a profoundly bad idea. (Read It’s a Trap!; Yes, It’s a Trap; and Riddle Me This, Republicans). In the process he’s received a significant amount of pushback from the Big Brain Thinkers in the GOP who are convinced that the Upton bill | Read More »