ObamaCare will survive by suppressing dissent, not satisfying customers
It’s been interesting to watch the unlucky souls who managed to navigate the Glitch Forest, cross the 404 Wasteland, evade the Bugs of Unusual Size, and finally access HealthCare.gov recoil in shock from their sky-high premiums. They had no idea how expensive “free health care” would turn out to be. More to the point, these people didn’t realize they would be paying the freight, even though ObamaCare | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land
Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second | Read More »
Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has
If you head over to San Jose Mercury News, you’ll see an article posted over the weekend talking about the impact of Obamacare on individuals. What’s most interesting is that it shows the evolving opinions from those who previously or currently support the healthcare law, and those opinions, unsurprisingly, vary depending on their personal situation. For instance, Marilynn Gray-Raine, a breast cancer survivor, is thrilled | Read More »
Wall Street Won’t Let Obama Default
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss White House admissions that Obamacare sign-up is having more than “glitches,” what a debt ceiling “default” would mean, and how Obama’s Treasury Department could still pay our debt even without a debt ceiling deal.
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Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling
Republicans are winning the shutdown fight, and Democrats know it. People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical | Read More »
Unbelievable: During #Shutdown, Government Union Officials Exempt From Furloughs
One would think that during a government shutdown that has nearly shuttered many government agencies and caused thousands of “ordinary” government workers to be furloughed, union officials on the government dole would be among those sharing the pain of their constituents. However, that is apparently not
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As unbelievable as it may seem, Barack Obama has exempted government workers who are union officials from being furloughed.
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Government Shutdown Gives Union-Free America Temporary Reprieve From Union Assaults
For the vast majority of America’s private-sector workplaces, the nearly week-old government shutdown has provided a welcome, but temporary reprieve from assaults by unions accustomed to using Obama’s pro-union National Labor Relations Board. A notice on the NLRB’s website explains the effects the shutdown is having on the NLRB: The National Labor Relations Board is currently closed due to a lapse in appropriated funds… Only | Read More »
Are Illinois politicians beyond redemption?
Political scandals are not exclusive to any one state – but Illinois seems to have perfected it. In fact, if you type “Illinois gov” into Google and the search engine auto-completes with “illinois gov jail.” And for good reason – four of the state’s past seven governors have been sent to the big house, culminating in Governor Rod Blagojevich’s high-profile attempt to sell a departing | Read More »
Sticker Shock: Californians suddenly discover why all the Republican shouting over #Obamacare.
And BOOM goes the dynamite. Meet Tom Waschura, Californian, father of two – oh, and right: Obama supporter. Just got a letter from his healthcare provider telling him that his private health insurance just went up by ten grand a year: “I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,” Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican | Read More »
Lockmart 1 – Obama 0
You know who is currently winning the Govt. Shutdown? It’s not the Democrats, it’s not the Republicans and it sure isn’t anyone in the Civil Service. Jim Gareghty suggested nobody will win at all. This would persumably be fine with House Speaker John Boehner who has quite vocally announced that “This Isn’t some d— game!” The White House doesn’t see things this way and has announced that they are happy with the shutdown to go on for a long, long time until Congress learns its lesson and obeys. Unfortunately for Team Obama, the enemy always gets a vote. As it has often been when the Democrats demagouge, the enemy is private business. Lockheed Martin Inc is not happy to have this shutdown continue. They’ve elected to match the Obama Furlough with the ongoing waves of Lockmart Furloughs. The 1st 3,000 are being told to go pound sand this Monday.
In response to this piece of news, the government just got a whole lot less shutdown. 350,000 employess who work for The Department of Defense are now WAAAYYY more essential than they (who am I kidding, we) were last Tuesday. In response to the possibility of the Military-Industrial Complex becoming a whole lot less industrial over the coming months of a prolonged shutdown, the management of Shutdown Kabuki Theatre has made the following announcement:
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The Speaker’s office is keeping score of #HarryReidsShutdown.
Every funding bill that the House has passed and that the Senate has refused to even consider – which is to say all of them, except for the one funding the military. Basically, Harry Reid thinks that he can let a few kids with cancer die and still not worry about losing his Senate Majority Leader gig… but even his current caucus might balk at | Read More »
Maryland, #Obamacare, SIS BOOM BAH! 100 signups (100-minus), RAH RAH …HUH?
Thank God I am not stuck relying on the federal government in order to get health insurance. …Maryland has been at the forefront of implementing the Affordable Care Act. It established six policy work groups. It trained more than 5,000 people to help consumers enroll in new health-coverage options. When its online insurance exchange passed a critical test in the summer — one of the | Read More »
Fifty shades of Big Government
Today’s installment of Shutdown Theater includes the Obama Administration trying to rope off the ocean, as charter fishing boat captains and tour guides were informed by the National Park Service shock troops of His Imperial Barricading Majesty that Florida Bay is closed for the duration of the current “budget crisis.” (Disclaimer: no actual “budget,” or anything remotely resembling one, will be involved in its resolution.) Given that | Read More »
Democrats and their Budget Hypocrisy Leading to #DemocratShutdown
Throughout the past week, Democrats leaders have justified their refusal to negotiate with Republicans as a natural response to hostage taking. They claim that the fight over Obamacare is extraneous to the budget, and as such, they should not have to talk to Republicans until they agree to pass a “clean” CR. There are two points they are obfuscating in the context of the budget | Read More »