From its inception, the individual and employer mandates got the ink. But it was always the insurance mandates that were key to Obamacare’s main objective: To kill the private insurance industry in order to make a single-payer, i.e. socialized medicine, system inevitable. President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats spewed forth a veritable cornucopia of lies that Americans happy with their “current” policies, could keep them. | Read More »
Last night, I blogged about NBC News’ report on the Obama administration knowing that millions would lose their coverage as a result of the new health care law. In fact, it was projected that 40-67% of Americans in the individual market would lose their coverage. It was posted late afternoon yesterday, but the link vanished later that night. According to NBC, they blamed it on a “publishing glitch.” | Read More »
Congressman Steve Scalise (R- La.) wants you to share your Obamacare story. Why? Well, he decided to enroll in Obamacare and took him nearly two hours to make an account – only to be kicked out because his identity couldn’t be “verified.” As a result, he couldn’t even get a price quote. In the time he spent grappling with the Obamacare website, the congressman was | Read More »
So, did Republicans win the battle over Obamacare after all? The government was shutdown for a little over two weeks due to budgetary differences, specifically over Obamacare. On the eve of the shutdown, Sen. Harry Reid talked the president out of negotiating with Republicans. Reid also rejected a conference committee by House Republicans to resolve the matter. Inside the White House, Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to | Read More »
Rep. Alan Grayson, an unabashedly progressive politician from Florida, just can help himself in advertising his incorrigibility. Apparently, anyone who is a member of the Tea Party is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Is this an abject lie? Yes. Then again, Grayson called a woman a “K Street Whore,” and said Republicans want Americans to “die quickly.” So, should we be surprised that | Read More »
It’s not that Americans forget; it’s that they need to be often reminded of whatever gave them comfort or displeasure. It’s the typical cycle of societal waves that have run through this country. Right now, some on the right may be panicking over Obamacare’s approval numbers. It’s gained seven points since the government shutdown. Yet, we shouldn’t put too much faith in polls. In fact, if we’ve | Read More »
Well, the Obamacare exchanges are open – and they’re an unmitigated disaster. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. Paula Bolyard and Bridget Johnson have both posted about this nightmare. Now, a little over a week since the exchanges’ opened. Let’s look at what everyone else is saying about this massive federal power grab that will do nothing to help the uninsured, the poor, or curb health care | Read More »
I admit that I was hesitant about a shutdown. The House was safely in Republican hands – and a shutdown could be a game changer in 2014. However, it’s probably just the last vestiges of my more moderate leanings gasping for air. I’ve been killing those dispositions off rapidly over the past two years. Theoretically, with government shut down, these politicians can’t waste our money, | Read More »
Is this really the “Republican” shutdown? No. The roads of blame all end with Sen. Harry Reid and the Democrats. First, Reid reportedly talked Obama out of negotiating with Republicans to avoid a government shutdown. When the president considered sitting down with the four congressional leaders in the White House ahead of the deadline to avert a government shutdown, Reid privately urged Obama to call off the meeting, | Read More »
Yesterday, on ABC’s “This Week,” economist Paul Krugman said something astonishing about the new health care law. Krugman claimed that “almost all” of the news about Obamacare “has been good”: “[I]t happens, in fact, to be a very good law. You see, one of the things I think is going on here is – just the failure on the part of the Republican caucus to | Read More »
Liberals say pervasively that Republicans have no alternatives to replace Obamacare, and that their only plan seems to be a voucher system. Given how abysmal the GOP has been at messaging, that narrative is now entrenched. Yet, the fact remains that Republicans doled out many bills reforming health care in America. Even George W. Bush offered alternatives to help curb costs and maintain the quality | Read More »
Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) has a problem going into 2014. Besides being a Democrat in a traditionally red state, she has nothing to run on in her re-election campaign. In fact, the only thing she’s done is help pass Obamacare, which has missed half of its statutory deadlines. Oh, and she voted for the Toomey-Manchin anti-gun bill, which should mobilize every gun owner in North | Read More »
Republican governors have been capitulating towards Medicaid expansion, despite the fact that it’s the most expensive part of Obamacare – and it’s a “humanitarian catastrophe.” Forbes’ Avik Roy has probably one of the best indictments of the program. Back in 2011, the University of Virginia did a study on the program, and found that Americans, who are uninsured, are more likely to survive, than those enrolled | Read More »
You know how you know it’s bad? Because this delay announcement didn’t come from President Obama or any senior White House official but was made by the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury . . . on a blog. Typically anything that could effect upwards of 160 million Americans doesn’t come from an “assistant” anything.
The Obama Administration has released its newest attempt to bestow upon a segment of the American populace a benevolent gift of religious freedom. Yet, nothing really changed to prevent Americans from being forced to pay for abortion pills regardless of whether that life-ending drug coverage directly violates their deeply held religious beliefs.