A Washington Budget Deal: Republican Style
Earlier today, Democrats utilized the nuclear option for the first time. They pushed through the nomination of Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Now, one of the biggest supporters of affordable housing mandates will guard the hen house at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, Democrats pushed through the nomination of two more liberal judges to serve on the D.C. Circuit | Read More »
The Colorado #obamacare exchange is a disaster.
I’m sorry*, but there’s no other way to describe these enrollment numbers. Which are, by the way, from a state exchange – meaning that the problems of healthcare.gov should theoretically be irrelevant to the conversation: Enrollments have grown to 15,074, marketplace officials announced Monday. Marketplace officials set a goal of 136,000 people covered on exchanged-based plans by the end of 2014, but so far the | Read More »
Dr. Chad Mathis on Obamacare and His Run for Congress
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Dr. Chad Mathis to discuss his job as a surgeon, how Obamacare will impact the medical profession and his run for Congress in Alabama.
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Emerging Ryan-Murray Deal: More Taxes to Fund Obamacare and Increased Spending
James Madison was very adamant that the power of the purse be preserved in the body of government that is closest to the people – the House of Representatives – as a way to redress all grievances against harmful government interventions. We have a law that is woefully unpopular and universally regarded as unworkable, yet Republicans have made it abundantly clear to the Democrats that | Read More »
Add Minnesota to the list of “#obamacare exchanges about to wreck YOUR insurance coverage.”
Time to test Minnesota Nice to destruction, I guess: …Minnesota’s top insurers have laid out a list of technological problems that they say may keep people who’ve enrolled in a health plan from being covered on Jan. 1. Insurance carriers selling plans on the state’s insurance marketplace say enrollment information they’re getting from MNsure, is inaccurate and incomplete – and that time is running out | Read More »
Hey! They’re phishing the DC #Obamacare exchange!
Didn’t see that coming*: The D.C. insurance exchange where thousands of Hill aides are shopping has confirmed that an outside scammer is redirecting customers to a fraudulent website. Some shoppers are being directed from the insurance website to an outside site that appears nearly identical to the real exchange, officials confirmed Friday. The fraud is widespread enough that they’re considering adding disclaimers to its website | Read More »
Covered California’s war on privacy. #obamacare
Hey, did you sign up an account in the California Obamacare exchanges? If you did, guess what: Covered California gave out your personal information to brokers, the better for them to call you up out of the blue and try to sell you an insurance policy! Isn’t that nice of Covered California? Raising concerns about consumer privacy, California’s health exchange has given insurance agents the | Read More »
#Obamacare watch: If you like your volunteer fire department… not @BarackObama’s problem, peasants!
Because the n-dimensional, urbane Democratic party geniuses that created this marvelous healthcare plan for us all have never actually grokked what ‘volunteer’ means in the first place. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has asked the Internal Revenue Service, which has partial oversight of the law, to clarify if current IRS treatment of volunteer firefighters as employees means their hose companies or towns must offer | Read More »
Tech at Night: The news catches up after Thanksgiving. $180k fine for participating in an attack.
Two reminders I usually make here. Use good passwords, and make sure not to run software you don’t trust. Keep your software updated. If you use it, consider switching away from the leading target online, Microsoft Windows. Government is trying to catch these guys, but you have to lock your own door at night.
Teenagers need to be monitored online. It’s for their protection against bad elements. Most parents would be disturbed to see their kids making videos like this, but without somebody watching, how would parents ever even know their kids were making video responses to requests by predators?
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Obamacare Is The Law. Of Course Harry Reid Considers His Buddies Exempt.
The reason powerful Leftists like Harry Reid get into politics is not to share the benefice of their enlightened and deeply philosophical ideology. Harry Reid got into politics to inflict his liberalism on the idiot plebes the way a rapist inflicts himself upon his victim. The man could care less whether the laws he passes help you little people. He sees no reason to hold himself accountable under those laws. The laws, you see, are for lesser beings, not Nietzschean Uber-Tools like Senator Harry Reid.
Now how could RMJ say such deprecating things about caring public servants like Senator Harry Reid? Why would he behave so badly and be such a vile, iniquitous hypocrite? In response to the first question, I’m saying bad things about a hateful and obnoxious man because Harry Reid just exempted his scumbag, poli-sci hack staff from Obamacare. Why, you ask? He does it for the same reason Ghengis Kahn inseminated women all over Asia. He can.
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Poverty and competition
Think of this as a companion piece to “Poverty and Free Will” from yesterday, because now President Obama has jumped on Pope Francis’ remarks and used them to bash capitalism, so there’s more to say on the subject. Obama loves to use the language of markets and choice, stealing the trappings of capitalism to conceal socialist compulsion and political corruption. Challenged on the point, he | Read More »
Actors’ Equity might want to have a word with @barackobama on his hiring practices.
Because I’m betting that these people didn’t have union cards: Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. [snip of biographical data about Monica Weeks] There were 18 other people standing with Weeks and the president on stage. Obama began his remarks by saying, “Thanks to Monica, thanks | Read More »
Salon.com Asst. Editor Elias Isquith Declares Obamacare Implementation “Sabotage”
All I did was demand Republicans insist Obamacare be implemented as it was designed and written. After all, the President himself tweeted out his signature on the law and declared it “the law of the land.” I’m sure Salon.com Assistant Editor Elias Isquith thinks Obamacare is the “law of the land” too. But he calls my demands that the law be faithfully implemented “sabotage.” His | Read More »
Insurers Could Get the Obamacare Blame and a Bailout
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the continuing problems with Obamacare’s rollout, the White House ever changing goal post and why insurers may get a big taxpayer bailout.
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Say Merry Christmas and annoy a Liberal
ObamaCare is smoldering in rubble, and we should expect the Democrats to jump onto something – anything – that will give them a chance to stop talking about it. That’s why it was unsurprising to watch the Democrat Party launch themselves into a complete meltdown yesterday over a tee shirt sold in the National Republican Congressional Committee online store. The GOP committee, though, isn’t backing down. “Happy | Read More »