Seventy One Percent of Missouri Voters Agree With Candidate Obama
On Tuesday, Missouri voters went to the polls. Among other things, the voters decided on Proposition C, a statute exempting Missouri from the individual mandate from Obamacare. By an overwhelming percentage, voters rejected Obamacare and passed Prop C (71.1 to 28.9). This ardent rejection of the individual mandate puts Missouri voters on par with then-Candidate Obama who, during the 2008 primary, attacked Sen Hillary Clinton’s | Read More »
Reid to Nutroots: ‘We’re Going To Have a Public Option’
It’s the bad idea that just won’t die: the public option. Progressives have been pushing a government run “option” to private health insurance as some sort of panacea over the last few years. Their vision is that a government that has shown itself to be second to none in cost over-runs and bloat will somehow magically be able to operate more effectively and efficiently than | Read More »
Unpacking the Berwick Surprise.
[UPDATE]: Ben Domenech over at the New Ledger calls this a “formality.” Roll Call reports: President Barack Obama sent the Senate his nomination of Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday — a move that comes two weeks after Obama bypassed Congress to put his stalled nominee in the post until the end of 2011. Via Senatus: background | Read More »
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D, TX-23) gets cranky.
Ah, to be an Entitlement Democrat these days. Apparently, Rep. Rodriguez is not particularly happy with the idea that his constituents are checked out on the CBO’s revised scoring of Obamacare. Or that they feel entitled themselves to talk back to the man. Shouting, smacking a newspaper against the table, a general ‘Do you know who I AM?’ – is this what Nancy Pelosi meant | Read More »
IRS: New Health Care Law Imposes ‘Significant’ New Burdens
Cross-posted at Liberty Central. Advocates of the president’s health care bill made a lot of promises in the run-up to passage of the law. They said health care costs would go down, people could keep insurance that they were happy with, the law would not increase the budget deficit, and small business would not be burdened by the new law. In the months since the | Read More »
Donald Berwick Exemplifies the Obama Agenda
The White House’s announcement today that they will bypass the nomination process of the United States Senate to recess appoint Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is an act of unconscionable hubris. The White House claims this act is in response to “Washington game-playing”, accusing Republicans of planning to “stall the nomination” as long as possible. This is | Read More »
Obamacare’s Mythical Small Business Aid
Redstate’s own Cpa Charlie wrote a post in early June about his experience with the false promises of Obamacare, and learning how it wouldn’t help his small business. Read his original post here. After talking with him, I asked if he’d like to write a more formal column about his experience for Health Care News. Thanks to that, yesterday this story was retold on the | Read More »
An Anniversary to Forget
June 23rd marked the three month anniversary of the enactment of ObamaCare. As Speaker Pelosi stated in March of this year, we would “have to pass this bill” so we could “find out what is in it.” And we certainly have. Over the last three months, we have found out all kinds of things about this bill – and none of them have been very | Read More »
“ObamaCare – Three Months of Broken Promises”
A couple of weeks ago I gave the GOP a hard time about not paying close enough to the disastrous ObamaCare legislation and allowing Americans to forget about what has been rammed down our throats by the Democrats. Today, House Minority Leader John Boehner’s office published a thorough analysis of the “Three Months of Broken Promises” brought on by this abomination, and in doing so, | Read More »
One preloaded racism explanation, coming right up!
Via the Daily Caller we get to see the latest use of mass therapy to treat the crippling scourge of liberal lack of self esteem. Using your money. If you think $50,000 doesn’t buy what it used to, think again. For that rough sum, a professor at UCLA has agreed to draw up a report that proves opponents of the Democrats’ health-care bill aren’t motivated | Read More »
America Speaking Out: Your Voice Matters
I am proud to join my Republican colleagues to announce the creation of America Speaking Out. America Speaking Out is a project to create a new set of policies to generate real solutions for the problems our country is current facing – and it gives every American the opportunity to take part in the discussion of exactly how to do that. The Democratic leadership in | Read More »
Rasmussen: Support for Obamacare repeal almost 2-to-1.
I almost wish I hadn’t written this: it would have been perfect for this Rasmussen poll on Obamacare. Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama | Read More »
Administration caught lying on insurance relief law.
(via @amandacarpenter) Let us walk through a test case on the administration’s claimed insurance support for small business owners. Zach owns a small business (24 employees, average salary $35K) and provides them with health care ($79.2K/year). He has already seen a 15% increase in health care costs this year, so he is quite keen to hear about insurance relief. The White House’s PR flunkies were | Read More »
Time for change – in both Washingtons
This year, Americans will have an historic opportunity to “break up” with the Washington insiders and career politicians who have wrested control of our government and hijacked our institutions and democratic processes.One such figure is Sen. Patty Murray, the fourth-ranking member of Democrat leadership in the Senate. Sen. Murray was first elected to the Senate by the good people of my state, Washington, back in | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Tell’
Nancy Pelosi proves that it is possible to give “tells”, even if your face can’t move and you are an accomplished liar. First, the “she made an utter fool of herself” part, because any chance to point and snicker at Pelosi is A-Okay with me. While giving a speech to the National Association of Counties, Pelosi said the following: “You’ve heard about the controversies, the | Read More »