More judicial Obamacare salvoes this week.
There are two cases in Florida and Virginia expected to be decided this week over the constitutionality of Obamacare. The underlying issue is whether the US Constitution gives Congress the right to force its citizens to engage in commerce (specifically, whether Congress can mandate individuals to buy health insurance). Which, the last time I checked, it does not; and while I understand that Obamacare’s remaining | Read More »
FDA Set To Cut Off 17,000 Women Annually From Lifesaving Drug
From the diaries by lexington_concord… Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is due to take up the case of Avastin, a cancer drug that successfully treats some 17,000 women annually. With a coming December 17 decision, the FDA seems poised to take this drug away from these patients quite despite the fact that their doctors find the drug effective. The most dangerous period of time | Read More »
Lame Demagogue Session
Republicans’ votes against Obamacare were actually votes in favor of retaining employer-based health care coverage…Rather, it is the Democrats who are tainted with the hypocrisy with which they accuse their opponents. Democrats have not reacted well to the “shellacking” voters administered to the party at the polls earlier this month. Far from doing any soul searching or introspection of any kind, Democrats embarked on a | Read More »
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SEIU healthcare fund abandons children.
Please note, not every SEIU healthcare fund*. The specific one doing the abandoning is a New York fund for 1199 SEIU, which parent organization lobbied heavily for Obamacare… let us briefly walk this one through. SEIU needs more members if it wants to cover its underfunded obligations. So it went heavily for Obamacare. Obamacare includes mandates on expanding coverage for dependents to age 26. Rates | Read More »
ObamaCare: Union Waiver Favors Pile Up
Union bosses fought tooth and nail to nationalize America’s health care—even, in many cases, to the detriment of their own members. Now, instead of chewing on and swallowing what they bit off, unions are getting waivers to the very plan that they shoved down everyone else’s throat. Here’s the list of known unions* getting ObamaCare waivers:
Obama caves on tax increases
Obama accepts the new political reality and capitulates on his long campaign to sell what may call the largest tax increase in American history. Senior Presidential Advisor David Axelrod tells the Huffington Post President Obama will accept an across-the-board continuation of Bush-era tax cuts. According to Axelrod, “We have to deal with the world as we find it.” Yes, elections have consequences. After making “well | Read More »
Enough is enough – Senator-Elect Marco Rubio delivers Weekly Republican Address
This election the American people said enough is enough. That message was loud and clear. — Senator-elect Marco Rubio Senator-Elect Marco Rubio gets it. In today’s Weekly Republican Address, Senator-Elect Rubio talks about what the Republicans must do to get the country headed back in the right direction: Govern as public servants who understand that re-election is simply a byproduct of good public service and | Read More »
Bernanke, Ryan, and Obamacare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Bernanke’s latest QE2 moves, the GOP’s opportunity society, and why health care, not the economy, may have been the biggest issue in Tuesday’s election. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment.com and Stephen Clouse and Associates. We’d also like | Read More »
QotD, Mitch McConnell edition.
Interesting gambit from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell here. “Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office,” Mr. McConnell says. “But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; | Read More »
The Real Car Analogy
From the diaries by Erick. For a guy who hasn’t driven a car in years, the President sure has them on his mind. First he took over a few car companies and yet didn’t even partake in the pleasure of taking the latest models out for a spin. Now his favorite populist rallying cry on the campaign trail is that the GOP drove the car, | Read More »
For Democrats, Math Is Hard. So Is The Truth.
The two latest examples of Democrat ineptitude, incompetence and total math fail come to us from none other than Nancy Pelosi (the best speaker of the house EVAH) and Joe “doll hair” Biden. First up is Nancy Pelosi with both bad math and shameless lies. As Ben Domenech points out at RedState, Pelosi claimed that Obamacare would create (or save!) 4 million jobs with 400,000 | Read More »
Congressional Report: Obamacare Costs America Nearly 800,000 Jobs
Today brings us the latest report from Senators Coburn and Barrasso, the two Republican physicians who’ve been doggedly following up on all the things we were promised about Obamacare, particularly the ones that have already turned out to be flat-out lies (“The gall!” shrieks a Democrat Hill staffer). Much of the report is based on combining the findings of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) | Read More »
Patty Murray: Washington’s Senator with the Peroxide Touch
Senator Patty Murray [D-WA] is apparently proud of the job she’s done for to Washington state. After all, her job-creating ability is, shall we say…unique? Under Patty Murray’s watch, she’s done a quite job creating jobs. In fact, she’s so talented at creating jobs in other states that the Chambers of Commerce in Illinois and South Carolina should put her on retainer. And, her backing of | Read More »
ObamaCare: The Chickens Come Home to Roost…
By now, most Americans know how hard union bosses pushed, tugged, bullied and threatened, using tens of millions of their members’ money on advertising and lobbying, all to get health care reform passed. Most Americans also remember (though many did not believe) the promises that health care reform would make health care “affordable for all.” And no one can forget how the legislation was sold to Americans: | Read More »
What’s the Point of Obamacare Then?
To stop all the fussing by major American corporations about the devastating effects of Obamacare, the Obama administration is going to give a bunch of waivers to major corporations so they don’t have to comply with the law. What’s the point of the law then? The reality here is that this will perpetuate Obama policies in furtherance of John Edwards’ two Americas — those with | Read More »