Wait…Didn’t Republicans Beat Up Conservatives For That?
During the fight over defunding Obamacare, Congressional Republicans claimed that Heritage Action for America, the Senate Conservatives Fund, RedState, and others were raising money off the defund fight and knew it would never work. In effect, they and their friends in the lobbyist community claimed conservatives were stirring up the base for the sole purpose of raising money. Now, in Congress, Republicans are considering Fred | Read More »
Party on Janet. Party on Barry.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Janet Yellen’s testimony on Capitol Hill, if she will ever change the Fed’s monetary policy and the Obamacare “fix” that isn’t.
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Are You A Genetic Lottery Winner?
Are you a genetic lottery winner? Too bad. The legislative name for Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act. This name was chosen precisely to appeal to Americans to consider buying a health insurance plan from a government-run exchange. Who doesn’t like the idea of something that is “affordable”? By using that term, it suggested that the current system of health care was the opposite –“unafforable”. | Read More »
The Other Problem With Fred Upton’s Legislation
Let’s say the House passes Congressman Upton’s legislation and the Senate passes Senate Landrieu’s legislation.Let’s further say that Landrieu’s will not pass the House.We have two pieces of legislation that cannot pass either chamber.After the President’s press conference yesterday, a number of states announced that, contrary to what the President said, people will not be able to keep their healthcare plans. Likewise, more than a | Read More »
WWGO – November 14, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, streetcars, GLOBAL WARMING!!1!!, Schrodinger’s shellfish, and Iron Man. Dude, we’re so hip our neckties are belts.
Capitalism can succeed where ObamaCare has failed
There was a lot going on during President Obama’s shamefully tardy press conference today. In the course of an hour, he packed in a ton of excuses, a weird takedown of his entire philosophy of government – don’t blame him, blame the system he demands your absolute obedience to! – a pile of gaffes that we’ll soon be seeing in Republican ads, and a last-ditch | Read More »
“The Fix” is in on ObamaCare
Today, President Obama announced that if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.
Wait!? Haven’t we heard that before?
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GOP must not get caught in full repeal-only trap
Fixing Obamacare to make it more likely that it will never be repealed would mean increasing subsidies or imposing new mandates on individuals, employers, insurance companies, doctors and/or hospitals. The Upton bill does none of that. Rather, it eliminates mandates for a large portion of those whose insurance policies have been cancelled either directly or indirectly due to Obamacare. It would help millions of Americans | Read More »
Whitehouse.gov Updates Obamacare Section to Include a Link to His “Regrets”, But Leaves The Original “You Can Keep Your Plan” Promise Online
Last week, I reported that the whitehouse.gov website section pertaining to Obamacare still had the “if you like your plan, you can keep it” Promise. I checked out whitehouse.gov on November 6, a few days after Obama gave a speech during which he explained that the Promise actually had qualifiers. Obama’s new Promise during that speech was: “Now, if you have or had one of | Read More »
The Titanic Had Better Odds Reaching NY Than Obamacare Succeeding
Well, the Obamacare numbers are now public information – and they’re abysmal. Elise Viebeck of the Hill wrote that the “HHS reported that 106,185 people have selected plans from the state-by-state marketplaces designed to connect the uninsured with private healthcare coverage.” The keyword is selected. Overall, more people have signed the petition for the United States to build the Death Star than those who bought | Read More »
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Riddle Me This, Republicans
I have read Jeffrey Anderson trying to explain how the Upton + Landrieu combo is not a trap.He and other Republicans argue that Landrieu will destabilize Obamacare by keeping people out of the exchanges who are needed in the exchanges to fund it.Some of them are honest about what is going to happen. Rate shock will escalate more quickly and painfully.Insurance companies that have spent | Read More »
Upton bill begins repeal of Obamacare, not a fix
Michigan Republican Fred Upton wants to re-legalize voluntary insurance contracts between individual Americans and insurance companies. What’s not to like unless one wants to double down on Obamacare insurance coverage mandates? Some conservatives only favor a full repeal of Obamacare or worry that the Upton bill is a trap since because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would probably return the (Louisiana Sen. Mary) Landrieu or | Read More »
John Boehner in 2010 setting up my “We told you so” in 2013. #obamacare
And yes, I would like to take this time to remind the American people with regard to Obamacare that we, in point of fact, told you so. That’s then-House Minority Leader John Boehner pointing out in 2010 that Obamacare was passed in shameful fashion and in grotesque guise. He also noted that this entire “if you like your plan you can keep it” was arrant | Read More »
Yes, It’s a Trap.
Since yesterday afternoon a bunch of good Republicans who’ve decided to put their faith in the man who banned the incandescent lightbulb, have been telling me how wrong I am for thinking the Upton Plan is a trap.Folks, it is a trap. You may not think it is a trap, but the Democrats are going to use it to turn the tables on the GOPCertainly | Read More »
ObamaCare’s Real “War on Women”
OMG, he’s hot! Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers… Question, the above is from: a) a TMZ chat forum hosted by Sandra Fluke? ; b) the off-mike comments of Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards? ; or c) the ad | Read More »