Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Louisiana Liberal
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who hail from red districts, yet represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. Part 1 can be viewed here, part 2 here and part 3 here. When leadership wants an obscure face to carry their water in the media, to whom do they turn? When they want someone to say | Read More »
The Faith of a Corporation
A few weeks ago, Apple held its shareholders meeting and a shareholder pushed Apple CEO on the issue of global warming. The individual wanted to know if Apple would stop doing thing that put the environment, etc. ahead of profits. Tim Cook rebutted him forcefully, and rightly, that if the guy didn’t like Apple’s commitment against climate change the guy could ditch the stock. The | Read More »
Hobby Lobby’s Challenge of Obamacare Goes to SCOTUS
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Walker to discuss Hobby Lobby’s challenge of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate that will be argued before SCOTUS today, the basis for the company’s challenge and what may happen to Hobby Lobby should they lose the case.
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Gov. John Kasich: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is Conservative
Ohio Governor John Kasich lied to yet another Fox News host yesterday, spinning the Obamacare Medicaid expansion as a conservative program for the drug-addicted and mentally ill that will not increase federal spending.
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How #Obamacare hurts battered wives.
Short version: Obamacare assumes that married people file jointly. The problem with that? “In May 2012, when the Internal Revenue Service proposed its rules for Americans to get government subsidies for health insurance, officials acknowledged that a legal quirk needed to be fixed: The Affordable Care Act was written in a way that inadvertently denied such help to some people who live apart from spouses | Read More »
Apple Looks to Shake Up Cable TV Business
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a deal between Apple and Comcast that could shake up the TV business, why the “last mile” is key to the deal and the fourth anniversary of Obamacare.
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Ted Cruz, Thomas Sowell and Battles Worth Fighting…
In my opinion Thomas Sowell is easily the smartest man in America. From Basic Economics, to Black Rednecks and White Liberals to his definitive dissection of the most recent economic collapse in The Housing Boom and Bust, his books are nothing short of brilliant. And of course it’s not just books, he writes a weekly column as well, does interviews, lectures and does research at | Read More »
, Free Enterprise
, Free Markets
, George Washington
, GOP Establishment
, individual freedom
, Leonidas Thermopylae
, Limited Government
, Ted Cruz
, Thomas Sowell
Surprise: Obama Administration Does Not Understand US Economy
Yesterday Matt Drudge used Twitter to tweak the White House over Obamacare. Predictably, the White House went on the attack. What they succeeded in doing was making plain for the world to see what most of us already knew. They really have no idea of how the US economy works or how a private business operates. The second lesson was that significant portions of the | Read More »
A Possible Blow to Obamacare?
In what is accurately described as the greatest existential threat to Obamacare, an important case will be heard next week. NO- it is NOT the Hobby Lobby/ Conestoga Wood cases to be heard by the Supreme Court, but another to be heard by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is Halbig vs. Sebelius and the fact that the appeals court fast-tracked it indicates | Read More »
Obamanomics: High Taxation/Regulation+Subsidization = Long-Term Unemployment + Dependency
Next week, Senate Democrats will restart their effort to create a de facto permanent unemployment entitlement for those out of work for up to 73 weeks. Unfortunately, instead of uprooting the entire premise of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) extension, many Senate Republicans are prepared to go along with this scheme as long as the 5 month cost is offset through some notional promises of more | Read More »
Gov. Kasich Lies to Fox’s Neil Cavuto About Obamacare Money
Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican, repeated what has become his go-to lie about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion when Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought up the topic during a March 18 interview.
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Get ready for #obamacare premium increases. Or possibly ‘brace for impact.’
There is no way that you can convince a voter forced to go to the exchanges that $500 of his or her money is equivalent to $5,000, or $10,000.
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Making criminals of us all
Every time the government grows, some new population of Americans is implicitly reduced to the status of suspected criminal. The force of the State shouldn’t be deployed against law-abiding people, right? By definition, when you feel the dread hand of government clap down upon your shoulder, you’re doing something wrong, breaking the law… you are a criminal, different only in degree from the convicts down | Read More »
How to Lie Your Way Through a Primary
The defeat of former Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) in their respective primaries in 2010 has engendered a new paradigm in GOP politics. No longer do liberal Republicans run honestly on their records in the primaries.
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, Bryan Smith
, debt ceiling
, frank Roche
, Mark Zuckerberg
, mike simpson
, renee ellmers
The ShamWow presidency
The final, desperate days of ObamaCare signup before the individual mandate cutoff date have brought us one national humiliation after another. We had the Administration pretending to be our mothers and ordering us to purchase health insurance: I decided to invest a few moments in correcting this ad for accuracy: The campaign to treat us as a nation of children continues with a new | Read More »