Congress Should Not Have Its Obamacare Paid
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will hold a press conference today, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at the “Senate Swamp,” on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The press conference is to urge House Republicans to include Vitter’s “No Washington Exemption from Obamacare” (S.1497) amendment in the Continuing Resolution (CR).
Congress and Staff Should Beware Their Obamacare Bribe
Of all the problems with Obamacare, the one that should strike the most fear into the hearts of members of Congress is public reaction to their acceptance of a bribe to keep the law funded. Congress should reject the exemption the President offers them, which allows the federal government to pay for their exchange-based health insurance. Many Americans are in the same situation as members | Read More »
Syria: Distraction From The Trainwreck Of Obamacare
The point of rattling sabers over Syria is to change the media narrative. Instead of talking about the weak economy and its cause, Obamacare and the other regulatory burdens the statists are creating, or the many scandals plaguing the White House to the point of impeachment talk, the President and his handlers want to focus on a convenient demon, King Assad of Syria. At the | Read More »
Don’t Blame The Victims Of Obamacare
There will be an attempt, and probably a concerted effort, to attack as selfish and even unpatriotic people who do not wish to participate in Obamacare. If people choose to behave rationally and react to perverse incentives, expect the Left to cry foul. But as long as the wrong-headed and unjust law continues to remain in effect, all of us, one way or another, will | Read More »
Worried? No, We Smell Victory
Jon Favreau writes in the Daily Beast that Republicans must be really worried Obamacare will succeed. It’s an interesting spin, but shows the echo chamber in which Favreau and his listserve companions operate.
Is the HHS Director Illegally Campaigning … Again?
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has run afoul of the law again, urging companies whose future she controls to donate to do work her agency lacks the funds to do. Congress has asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate. Secretary Sebelius has been shaking down the industry she controls, raising funds for Enroll America, an alliance of community organizers and health sector businesses. This is not | Read More »
End the Obamacare Slush Fund
As Dean Clancy wrote last week at FreedomWorks, the House today will take up the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R.1549). The bill cuts a slush fund and uses the money to subsidize insurance for the sickest Americans. Congress should pass it. Contrary to various claims, this bill neither cripples Obamacare implementation nor fixes Obamacare. It merely forces the Obamacare train wreck to get by on its | Read More »
Arkansas Statists Fail to Expand Obamacare
Conservatives in the Arkansas legislature held firm against funding what the statists in Arkansas are calling a “private option” for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. It’s really just a different way to expand socialized medicine. The legislature should not fund this boondoggle. Arkansas has a Democrat governor and Republican legislature. Arkansas DHS spokesperson Amy Weber told me Friday, “It really lies in the hands of our | Read More »
Mr. Boehner: Lead, Or Get Out Of The Way
The Speaker of the House has incredible power. If the Republic is to last, he — or she — must wield that power effectively and now more than ever, rein in Congress. The Speaker of the House has the power to force repeal of Obamacare, to defund it, and generally to set the agenda for the government in ways not even the President can. Who | Read More »
Republicans Oppose Obamacare and the War on Women
A Republican National Convention delegate has fought back against the ongoing “War on Women” mantra of the Left by inserting into her party’s platform language highlighting the absurdity of the entire idea. The platform also includes most of FreedomWorks activists’ main agenda. Sharee Langenstein of Illinois authored the amendment to the party’s platform: “Through Obamacare, the Obama Administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare. We, | Read More »
Book Review: The Great Destroyer
David Limbaugh’s anticipated new book, The Great Destroyer (Regnery Publishing), is finally out and it doesn’t disappoint. Following on his earlier work Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh carefully and thoughtfully delivers another devastating critique of the Obama Administration. Conservative and libertarian readers will appreciate Limbaugh’s recollection of Mr. Obama’s transgressions, though some may find daunting the sheer volume of the administration’s failures, arrogance, and deceit. Because of | Read More »
Doubts Raised about Virginia ObamaCare Decision
The Fourth Circuit threw out the Commonwealth of Virginia’s suit challenging the constitutionality ObamaCare’s individual mandate, but it appears to have done so with a basic error in the facts of the case. Governor Bob McDonnell signed the Virginia law on which the suit is based days before ObamaCare went into effect, not afterward as the Fourth Circuit had it.
Doubling Down on Obamacare
President Obama’s appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may be the beginning of the end for socialized medicine. When the Democrats passed their health insurance nationalization scheme known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), they knew it was unpopular. The conventional wisdom among liberals was that it would become more popular with the | Read More »
The Inescapability of Death Panels
But for the sake of argument, I will grant that no such thing as a death panel is envisioned in ObamaCare. How does it save money?
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Catholic Bishops: If Obamacare Funds Abortion, We Oppose Obamacare
According to the Catholic Key Blog, the US Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will oppose Obamacare unless it specifically denies funding for abortion. The USCCB, which is to say, the Catholic Church, has long been an advocate for health care reform. But the Bishops are unwilling to accept a health measure unless language is inserted prohibiting coverage for abortion in any government-run health insurance. On | Read More »