Federalism Isn’t Dead
By Ed Willing Constitutionalists were far from confident that either result of the recent Presidential election would help restore the Founders’ intentions, but many were hoping that an Obama loss would at least slow the extinction. Especially in regard to Obamacare, Conservatives have put a lot of weight on winning federal elections to save what is left of our waning Republic. After a frustrating, suspect | Read More »
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, ninth amendment
Follow the [European] Leader?
By Monica Frede Last week, many pundits commented on the New York Times op-ed that vindicated Sarah Palin’s infamous “death panels” that drew scrutiny from Democrats and moderate Republicans during the ObamaCare debates of 2009. See, Republicans boasted, she was right all along! Even the New York Times admits that there will be rationing. Yes, Steven Rattner did write in his op-ed that “unless | Read More »
Tags: American Exceptionalism
, death panels
, fiscal cliff
, George Washington
, Health Care
, national health service
, rationed care
, Steven Rattner
, Thomas Peterffy
Health Care Tax in 2013
Health care costs are killing the American family’s household budget. In 2013 billions of new taxes go into effect unless we speak out for change. Like us on Facebook for more timely infographics, as well as information on training events with American Majority.
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Crestina Martinez Wasted Taxpayer Dollars on Failing Health Coverage Program
Mailers from the Martinez Campaign claim the candidate “worked to decrease uninsured rates and recruit employers to provide healthcare to workers in six counties.” According to reports available at the Division of Insurance, however, CarePoint covers just 116 residents in the San Luis Valley area — a mere 2.4 percent of coverage that was promised when the government program that funds CarePoint was first expanded.
Health Care Spending is Out of Control
Over the last 4 years health care costs continue to rise with no end in sight. We need free-market health care solutions not more government bureaucracy. Like us on Facebook for more timely infographics, as well as information on training events with American Majority.
A Tale of Four Countries- Part 1: France, Malpractice, Doctors and Nukes
Before getting into the specifics of this entry, I am a firm believer in American exceptionalism. We are “not just another country” out of many. We have been a beacon at times when the world was dark- World War II, the Cold War, a stand against Islamofascism (until Obama came along). People from around the world immigrate to our shores- sometimes legally, sometimes illegally- to | Read More »
The Government DIDN’T Build THAT – Government Subsidization vs Real Entrepreneurship
By Ed Willing SUCCESS STORIES OF GOVERNMENT “INVESTMENT”: Solyndra – Founded in 2005; received $528 million in government subsidies in 2009. Result: Bankrupt in 2011. The Chinese and others made solar panels better and cheaper. Samuel Langley – Tried to build first airplane in history. In 1900, U.S. government funded two flight attempts. Result: Both times, Langley crashed his plane into the Potomac River. | Read More »
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, Mitt Romney
, President Obama
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, You Didn't Build That
Romney… Stand Up, Or Stand Down!
I’m seriously conflicted. I’m beginning to have flashbacks to the presidential race of 2008. There are some disturbing parallels between the candidacy of the hapless John “you can’t do it my friend” McCain and the present candidate, the anointed of the Washington Republican Establishment. It’s akin to the feeling I got when I realized that George Bush was anything but the conservative he positioned himself | Read More »
Get Ready for Mandatory Gym Membership, America!
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Thanks to Chief Justice Roberts’s ObamaCare decision, Save Jerseyans, it may no longer matter how broadly the Commerce Clause is construed by jurists, scholars and legislators. As of last Thursday, the U.S. Congress can regulate interstate commerce by imposing “taxes” on both acts and omissions via the suddenly-unrestrained federal taxing power. The real difference in layman’s terms? Until now, | Read More »
Electronic Medical Records, Loss of Privacy and Cost Savings
The infamous “stimulus” bill has about $19 billion in it for implementation of technology to improve safety and connectivity. A substantial portion of that funding is for electronic medical records. Per CNS news, about $5.7 billion in incentive payments has been spent so far. In order to provide the desired connectivity, either a physical or virtual central repository of healthcare patient information must be established. | Read More »
We Got OUR 5-4 Decision: Don’t Over-React
Following the health care decision this morning on the Internet as it unfolded with CNN blaring in the background, I was, like most readers here, surprised. Incidentally, while CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was announcing the mandate was struck down and lining up liberal talking heads to comment, the Internet was reporting, correctly, the opposite. Jeffrey Toobin apologies aside for the initial confusion, it is quite evident | Read More »
November Ballot Questions and Endorsements
Often overlooked in Election Day coverage, ballot questions are an example of direct democracy in practice. Although I would not want a California style “anything goes” system, sometimes the questions presented are of paramount importance. Not every state as of this writing has ballot initiatives in November. For those that do, some are of strictly local interest or tweak state government organization or operations. So, | Read More »
Real Health Care Reform- Part 8: Putting It All Together
For anyone who has read this series, it is obvious that it stands as the anti-Obamacare solution to health care reform in this country. It is based upon the premise that informed consumer choice and competition- two hallmarks of a free market- are the mechanisms that will drive health care costs down and make it easier for most to have insurance. Even if not, there | Read More »
Real Health Care Reform- Part 7: Medicaid
Medicaid was established in 1965 to address the health care needs of those in poverty. Unlike Medicare-which is a federal program- Medicaid is run by the states. Today, it is available to those whose household income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Funding is achieved from dedicated federal and state general fund expenditures. In 2008, the federal government spent $208 | Read More »