Stuck on Stupak
In the wake of the House vote for President Obama’s government takeover of health care, some conservative commentators are asking what may have been had House Republicans decided to follow Rep. John Shadegg’s (R-AZ) advice to vote present on the Stupak-Pitts amendment. The amendment prohibits the federal government from spending any funds to provide abortion under the plan’s public option and prohibits anyone receiving a | Read More »
Failure to pay the Individual Mandate fine? $250,000 Fine and 5 years in the Clink
Dude, Nancy’s not F’ing around. “H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1] “If the government determines that the taxpayer’s | Read More »
What does Pelosi have on her to-do list today?
via @gabrielmalor; Pelosi’s ToDo List: (7) Convince BlueDogs that #HCR will not raise taxes; (8) Stab their eyes out to keep them from reading the bill. #tcot17 minutes ago from web Reply Pelosi’s ToDo List: (5) Convince Dems #HCR will not raise the deficit; (6) Convince Dems that the sky is not blue. #tcot18 minutes ago from web Reply Pelosi’s ToDo List: (3) Convince BlueDogDems | Read More »
Surprise! ObamaCare Has Unintended Consequences
Of course it does. Every liberal policy has unintended consequences. That’s why it’s a law. The other headline I was contemplating for this post was “WaPo: Hey, those individual mandate fines are way too low bro.” That would have been somewhat misleading, as the article is written by Martin Feldstein and he doesn’t actually suggest the need for higher fines. But the unavoidable conclusion from | Read More »
Scenes from 11.5.2009 Anti Obamacare Protest
I went to the protest and took photos/video. After the protest we went to see our congressmen to ask them face-to-face not to support Obamacare. EVERY ONE hid behind their staffer’s who were saying they were in committee meetings etc. This video is from one of Allen Boyd’s (D-FL) staffers. Allen is considered a bluedog. Watch the arrogance of the staff, acting like it is | Read More »
AARP to Endorse ObamaCare?
Some are reporting that the AARP is set to not just endorse ObamaCare, but the giant, radical House health care bill in particular. Now we all know that the AARP can always be counted on to support anything that promises to ingratiate its members at the expense of the rest of the country, but why would they back something that would take hundreds of billions | Read More »
Harry Reid may be my new hero.
But I’m not really sure yet – its complicated. The word is that his version of the obamacare bill is going to allow states to opt out. The little weasel is taking this approach to offset resistance in Nevada so he can get re-elected. “We’ve spent countless hours over the last few days in consultation with senators who’ve shown a genuine desire to reform the | Read More »
Don’t Forget Cal 10!
If you live out in California’s 10th Congressional District, east of the Bay, remember there is a special election today for Congress. Democratic nominee John Garamendi has run an all out, down the line liberal campaign, including a hearty embrace of the most liberal health care reforms. The district has been reliably Democratic for over a decade, and voted over 60% for Obama, but Republicans do | Read More »
Housecall to DC and the Capitol Steps-a Call to Action Update
For a last-minute call to action, this is snowballing I first posted about this Saturday, and since then it has grown in size to the point it needs an update. Michelle Malkin picked up on the event and boosted it hard via Twitter and her site. Mark Levin is now on board, and will be there as he announced today on his radio show. His | Read More »
Pelosi’s health care bill creates 111 new federal Obamacare bureaucracies
The House Republican Conference has compiled the following list of the 110 new Obamacare boards, bureaucracies, commissions, and programs created in H.R. 3962, Speaker Pelosi’s legislation for a government takeover of health care: 1. Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 111(d), p. 61) 2. Grant program for wellness programs to small employers (Section 112, p. 62) 3. Grant program for State health access programs (Section 114, | Read More »
The Black Hole of Heath Care Reform-call to action
From the diaries by Erick via The Right Scoop Michelle Bachmann was interviewed by Hannity (not sure what date because the FNC Hannity site is a mess, but I assume Friday Oct. 30), during the interview Hannity describes the “Government Option” as a “funnel that’ll eventually suck everybody into it”. Bachmann says the bill will “…collapse private insurance so that everyone will fold into a | Read More »
As Obama and the Democrat Gone Wild Congress are determined at all costs and against all public opposition, to forcibly impose National Healthcare on every American, the nation’s Capitol has been writing legislation at a prolific pace. A few days ago, Harry Reid’s Senate Healthcare wonder bill, came in at a weighty 1,500 pages. Not to be outdone, Nancy Pelosi felt she could craft a | Read More »
Dear Congressman: You’re either lying, or you’re an idiot. Because we’re not.
A friend just wrote the following blistering letter to his and my ostensibly pro-life, “Blue Dog” Democrat Congressman, Charlie Wilson, OH 6. I recommend reading right through the end, but once you start I think you’ll find it hard not to read all the way through. Enjoy… Dear Congressman Wilson, I received your letter this past Friday and was frankly disappointed at the way that | Read More »
One Nation Under Pink Unicorn Riding a Rainbow
In PURR we Trust. Dennis Prager over at FrontPageMag does a great job explaining what I was trying to say here about how the vast majority of the Left are simply parishioners in the pew desperately seeking meaning from the 10% or so doing the preaching from the pulpit. It’s alliteration Wednesday! How is one to rationally explain the Democrats’ belief that the government taking | Read More »
Well…when you say it like THAT Thomas…
…it really does sound bad. Thomas Sowell has been on fire recently, probably because few people understand the depth of the threat Obama poses to the American experiment as well as he does. Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many “czars” appointed by the | Read More »