The Invisible Hand Behind the Wall Strikes Again
There are two ways of dealing with Obamacare: you can either commit to voting down any budget bill that funds the monstrosity or you can use Mitch McConnell’s tower of red tape as a political human shield to cover up the effort to undermine defunding the law. As Erick noted earlier today, there are 15 senators who have signed onto Mike Lee’s letter stating that | Read More »
Actually, Barack Obama was unlikely to be sensible about #Obamacare. Ever.
This is an interesting and amusing alternate history by National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar: …it’s useful to consider an alternate history of what could have happened if Obama pursued an economy-focused agenda after passing a stimulus in February 2009. Instead of taking up health care reform in the wake of the Great Recession, the president could have spent his time addressing Americans’ economic insecurity by promoting | Read More »
Defund Or Be Challenged
Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post. Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare. Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them. Consumers in most states won’t see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed. In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare. In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in | Read More »
Tags: Chuck Grassley
, David Vitter
, Deb Fischer
, James Inhofe
, James Risch
, Jeff Chisea
, John Cornyn
, John Thune
, Marco Rubio
, Mark Kirk
, Mike Enzi
, Mike Lee
, Rand Paul
, Roger Wicker
, Ted Cruz
Even Democrats are giving up on ObamaCare
Scott Clement, a survey research analyst with Capital Insight — the independent polling group of Washington Post Media, reports that a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that even Democrats, at least those who are Moderate or Conservative have turned against ObamaCare. According to Clement, only 46 percent of Moderate or Conservative Democrats now support ObamaCare. That’s down 11 percent in the past year and | Read More »
Over and out for the middle class
The latest gaudy repackaging of Barack Obama’s cobwebbed economic “ideas” is to declare them a “middle-out” approach to growth. It doesn’t really mean anything – it’s just the latest effort to make the Sainted Middle Class feel as if Democrats really, really, really care about them. Republicans use such language, too. The entire political class speaks always and only to the Sainted Middle Class. A | Read More »
Barack Obama has never HAD the upper hand in the #Obamacare debate…
…so why are we talking about his need to “regain” it? Obama tries to regain ObamaCare edge after mandate delay setback The White House is working to get back on offense in the debate over ObamaCare, after a surprise delay in part of the implementation knocked its message off course. President Obama touted the law’s benefits in a White House speech Thursday, emphasizing a provision | Read More »
Fact Checking Obama’s latest effort to sell ObamaCare
The Associated Press, in an article titled, “FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates,” fact checks President Obama’s latest speech in his continuing effort to convince Americans they should like the so-called health care reform law. The “Obama Assertions” are quotes taken from the transcript of Obama’s speech. The “Facts” are from the AP article. Exaggerated Rebates OBAMA ASSERTION: “If they’re [insurance companies] not spending | Read More »
Federal Officials: #Obamacare implementation ticking along, right behind schedule.
This is both less and more than it sounds. Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an Internal Revenue Service agency that monitors performance, said testing the systems needed | Read More »
The Delay and Defund Strategy for Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss House passage of Obamacare delay bills, how a delay could impact 2014 and 2016 elections, and why the New York Times got an Obamacare article so terribly wrong.
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Organized Labor Gets Made To Obamacare
The Presidential Administration of Barack H. Obama always looks out for the little guy. They strike him center of mass. They then back up the yuppified SUV and run him over several more times. You gotta’ get the job done right to succeed in DC these days.
Now that was just plain cynical. It was also mean. So mean that three of sleaziest leaders of organized
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thuggerylabor agree with my assessment. At least they agree with it as applied to the American Affordable Care Act of 2009. Having finally figured out what the right has been telling them for years, these wise men wrote leading minions of Emperor Barack I a missive to plead for a writ of indulgence with respect to the terrible, unworkable, destructive legislation that we all affectionately refer to as Obamacare.
Rubio calls for balanced budget, ObamaCare defunding
It’s time for our more-or-less annual Debt Ceiling Joust, in which Democrats tell us the national debt has to keep growing forever, while a few Republicans briefly threaten to keep the debt ceiling right where it is, unless they receive a balanced budget promise… which would probably end up being another one of those 10-year plans that dissolves into a mass of wet tissue paper | Read More »
Oregon’s epic #obamacare agitprop #fail.
Let us discuss precisely how badly the Oregon state government has messed up its ad campaign trying to get young people to sign up for Obamacare. First, the background: Cover Oregon, the public agency set up to implement Oregon’s health exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, launched the first, $3.2 million ad campaign last week for the program. Rocky King, Executive Director | Read More »
Living in the small spaces around the State
Like Erick, I hate the hyper-politicization of American life. I despise totalitarianism, no matter what uniform it wears, or how popular its leaders profess themselves to be. I don’t understand why people with a birthright of dignified liberty are so eager to indulge the totalitarian impulse for supposedly benevolent ends. How many enforcers of any blood-spattered total State did not claim to act in the best interests | Read More »
Senator Ted Cruz Gets It. Will Others?
Senator Ted Cruz has come out forcefully today against half measures on Obamacare. Instead he wants the GOP to unite behind completely defunding the law. As the Senator noted: Delaying only one aspect of this tangled mess leaves Americans holding the tab for an irreparably broken law they do not support. Moreover, it leaves in motion many of the most egregious parts of the law, | Read More »
Wegmans abandons part-time workers to #obamacare exchanges.
This is, by the way, happening now. Not next year. Not October. Now. Et tu, Wegmans? The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit. I expect that this will probably be reversed pretty quickly, assuming that it hasn’t been already. But, still, you’re going to love THIS spin: However, part-time employees | Read More »