The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party
I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014. Let me explain what is happening and what will | Read More »
.@SenatorBurr Thinks You’re Dumb. Call Him at (202) 224-3154 & Tell Him Defunding Obamacare is Smart
Do you think the GOP should hold the line on Obamacare? Do you think the GOP should tell the Democrats no continuing resolution will contain funding for Obamacare? If you do, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina thinks you are dumb. Senator Mike Lee’s strategy on Obamacare is very simple. Don’t let the implementation begin. He has gotten a number of senators to sign a | Read More »
The Consultants Who Brought Us President Romney & The GOP Senate Majority Oppose Obamacare Defunding
Polling suggests Republicans drawing a line in the sand over Obamacare funding in the continuing resolution would be unpopular with the American public. Instead of trying to find a way to convince the American public this is the right thing to do, the Republican consultant class wants to run rapidly away from the idea. They have convinced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John | Read More »
Obamacare: The Law of Unintended (but Perfectly Foreseeable) Consequences
Under the guise of a health care fix, we’ve been sold a system that will convert legions of full-time burger-flippers with benefits into part-time burger-flippers with bupkis.
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Do These Republican Senators Support Obamacare?
A supremely unpopular bill already a proven trainwreck before (delayed) implementation is even fully in effect: Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. | Read More »
Low tide for the ocean of tomorrows
Barack Obama’s latest “pivot to the economy” speech will soon fade from memory, just like everything else he says, except for the words he really needs us to forget, such as “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” But before all the gassy rhetoric and silly claims of a roaring economy only he can see have been lost | Read More »
But Journolist Was Okay, Right?
When Journolist, the liberal group of journalists and wonks, was discovered, David Corn was down right dismissive. Mother Jones‘s D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily columnist David Corn isn’t buying the whole liberal journalism conspiracy theory about Journolist as portrayed in a series of stories in The Daily Caller this week. In his view, Journolist was a progressive place for a group of “progressive journalists” | Read More »
Texas Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) No Longer Supports Defunding Obamacare. Call Him at 202-224-2934 to Ask Why
Senator Mike Lee has been collecting signatures to a letter pledging to defund Obamacare. Senator John Cornyn was an original signer of the letter. This has been confirmed by multiple outlets, including the Blaze, and confirmed by multiple Senate sources. But, after pressure from Senator McConnell’s office and others, Senator John Cornyn has yanked his name from Senator Lee’s letter. Senator Lee today publicly revealed | Read More »
Tell Senator Blunt: Defund Obamacare
Both RedState and Jim Hoft have noted the effort to defund the hugely unpopular, expensive, and unworkable Obamacare. The GOP in the senate are moving to trip over their own feet: Senate Republicans are floating an idea to defund the unpopular and disastrous Affordable Care Act in the upcoming budget negotiations. Obamacare will kill off at least 2.3 Million full-time American jobs and put one million Americans on welfare. | Read More »
The Invisible Hand Behind the Wall Strikes Again
There are two ways of dealing with Obamacare: you can either commit to voting down any budget bill that funds the monstrosity or you can use Mitch McConnell’s tower of red tape as a political human shield to cover up the effort to undermine defunding the law. As Erick noted earlier today, there are 15 senators who have signed onto Mike Lee’s letter stating that | Read More »
Pentagon Awards Contract to Russian Company with Ties to Syria
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by George Landrith to discuss a new Defense Department contract awarded to a Russian company with ties to Syria, a recent case where DOD picked a Brazilian supplier over a superior American company, and if there may be a connection between the White House and the Pentagon’s foreign contracts.
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Actually, Barack Obama was unlikely to be sensible about #Obamacare. Ever.
This is an interesting and amusing alternate history by National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar: …it’s useful to consider an alternate history of what could have happened if Obama pursued an economy-focused agenda after passing a stimulus in February 2009. Instead of taking up health care reform in the wake of the Great Recession, the president could have spent his time addressing Americans’ economic insecurity by promoting | Read More »
Defund Or Be Challenged
Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in | Read More »
Tags: Chuck Grassley
, David Vitter
, Deb Fischer
, James Inhofe
, James Risch
, Jeff Chisea
, John Cornyn
, John Thune
, Marco Rubio
, Mark Kirk
, Mike Enzi
, Mike Lee
, Rand Paul
, Roger Wicker
, Ted Cruz
Tech at Night: Google accused of violating Net Neutrality. House chooses not to restrict NSA.
This will bet he only edition of Tech at Night this week. I was out of it Monday night, and this weekend I’m traveling to Denver for SGDQ 2013. I will be there to give live on stream commentary for the Legend of Zelda and Zelda II runs, so watch and donate if you care to.
House Democrats, together with a few libertarians, tried to restrict the NSA, and failed. I’m fine with this.
In other news, Google is accused of Net Neutrality violations for trying to restrict servers on Google Fiber. Heh. If people can run servers on Google Fiber then they’re going to have problems quickly. So this is a very interesting case.
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, bradley manning
, Dish Network
, Edward Snowden
, Fair Use
, Net Neutrality
, Oath Keepers
, Tech at Night
, Trans-Pacific Partnership
Union Allegations Of Teamster Forgeries Being Investigated By Obama’s ‘Other’ Labor Board
With all of the attention focused on the National Labor Relations Board
these days, many people may not realize that there is another labor board that governs labor relations exclusively in the airlines and railroad industries. That labor board is the National Mediation Board
(or NMB) and serves to enforce the 1926 Railway Labor Act.
Right now, the NMB has its hands full with an ugly fight between unions that has just gotten uglier amid allegations of one of the unions forging signatures as three unions fight for which union(s) gets to claim $15 million per year union dues.
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