The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 58: A Solution Worse Than the Problem, Climate Models That Don’t Model, and a Late-Breaking Caveat to a Presidential Promise
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Once again I’m back with a 10-minute-or-less romp through the events of the day. I tried to keep from dealing too much with ObamaCare in this episode, having said as much as I did last episode, but this issue is just sucking the oxygen out of the news cycle. First | Read More »
The ATM Ate Healthcare.gov
I don’t need to belabor this point, but I think it is a point worth making.Last year, Barack Obama blamed ATM’s for unemployment. In fact, Barack Obama is pretty sure that the rise of technology has caused unemployment, not his policies.If he believes that, you’d think he’d hire a bunch of unemployed people to answer phones all day and process Obamacare manually instead of largely | Read More »
White House Website Still Shows Original “You Can Keep Your Plan” Promise
Oopsies! The White House website (whitehouse.gov) still shows the original “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” promise. See the text here on www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcare-overview: Health Care that Works for Americans On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive | Read More »
The Republican Donors Went AWOL – And It Hurt Cuccinelli
After Ken Cuccinelli ended Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s aspirations to become Virginia’s next governor, he remained idle; refusing to endorse Cuccinelli when he officially clinched the Republican nomination for governor. As the race progressed, the Republican donor base in Virginia went AWOL. In the end, it contributed to Ken Cuccinelli’s sinking campaign. Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, wrote today that typically donors are aligned with the | Read More »
, Constitutional Law
, Ken Cuccinelli
, media bias
, Mitt Romney
, Terry McAuliffe
, war on women
The single woman society
The Virginia governor’s race was yet another example of the massive voting gap in a huge demographic: single people, particularly single women. According to exit polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli won handily on the “hard” issues facing Virginia voters, and won most other demographic slices, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe won big with single people, crushing Cuccinelli by nearly fifty points among single women. A similar dynamic could be | Read More »
Government-run healthcare can’t be sued in court
Next time a liberal Democrat justifies Obamacare as a better alternative than private insurance companies, remind them of sovereign immunity. Before King Obama and his Royal Court of congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, prospective patients weren’t forced enter into contracts with private health insurance companies they didn’t trust. But if they did enter into a contract with a non-government company | Read More »
, common law
, Individual Mandate
, insurance companies
, John McCain
, Kathleen Sebelius
, liberal democrats
, Mary Landrieu
, private health insurance
, Ted Cruz
The Mounting Troubles for Vermont’s Obamacare Exchange
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John McClaughry to discuss the Vermont Obamacare exchange, why the Governor pulled the “safety valve,” and what is next for the state’s troubled exchange.
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After Sticking U.S. With A Sick Health Care Law, Did Unions Just Get A Sweetheart Deal On ObamaCare?
Do you remember all of the fuss that union bosses were making a couple of months ago about ObamaCare destroying the ‘health and well being of their members?
Well, as it turns out, Barack Obama may have covered his union buddies’ backs after all.
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Let the #obamacare internal purges begin!
Contra @BrianFaughnan, only one so far: The [exquisitely painful Senate] hearing [for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] came on the same day that the Obama administration announced that the chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whose office supervised the creation of the troubled federal website, was retiring. The official, Tony Trenkle, will step down on Nov. 15 “to take a position | Read More »
The Half-Century Failed Progressive War to Perpetuate Poverty
Year after year, leftists run for office promising to solve the very problems they helped create with central planning and distorting the private economy. They self-righteously ingratiate themselves to an array of constituencies promising policies that will redistribute wealth and create a utopia for all. Well, 50 years into the so-called war on poverty, and after flushing roughly $20 trillion in inflation-adjusted spending on mean-tested | Read More »
Shocking Obamacare increases higher in red states.
Stop me if you have heard this one before. The President is determined to punish those that go against him or slight him in any fashion, real or perceived. For him though, the ultimate slight is having the gall to not vote for him. I mean can you imagine the nuts on those people to disrespect the chose one by voting against him? Well he | Read More »
The illusion of choice
Authoritarians who still have to face unruly voters at the ballot box find it very important to project the illusion of choice. This is why statist programs like ObamaCare are always tarted up with capitalist language. You were supposed to be happily “shopping” for the “best deal” on those electronic exchanges that don’t work. Liberals love to portray government spending, and even taxation, as a form of “investment.” The | Read More »
Obamacare, Obamanomics ‘stimulus’ for parent move-ins with kids
The only “work” stimulated for non-government union employees by President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” bill was for U-Haul to move adult children’s furniture back to their parents’ homes. Obamacare will force children lucky enough to have full-time jobs to rent Ryder trucks to transport mom and dad’s stuff to their abodes. Maybe President Barack Obama would consider issuing an executive order allowing adults to stay on their children’s | Read More »
Tags: affordable housing
, cheap energy
, jobs depression
, liberal democrats
, medicare advantage
, stimulus bill
, war on coal
, Welfare State
“Obama, Why Do You Need My Healthcare?”
America’s founding fathers wrote about the danger of government having the power to permit something because that power also gives government the right to deny it. In the Constitution, individual liberties are identified and declared not to be permitted by government, but instead they are bestowed upon everyone at birth by a Higher Power. Whether you call that power God, Nature or anything else, individual | Read More »
Virginia, Vote TODAY for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. It’s important.
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.
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