The CR Vote Tally: Courage in the Senate; Capitulation in the House
The House voted overwhelmingly to pass the CR today which failed to cut one cent from Obamacare. 30 members signed the Bridenstine-Huelskamp letter asking leadership to defund Obamacare through the CR. 16 members voted against the rule to bring up the CR, some of which hadn’t signed the letter. Only 14 members voted against the CR. In other words, several members took the drastic step | Read More »
Just Say No to Funding Obamacare
On Wednesday morning, the House will vote on the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 933) to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. This is the last opportunity to defund Obamacare before the health exchanges are implemented on October 1. Conservative lawmakers, Jim Bridenstine (OK) and Tim Huelskamp (KS), submitted an amendment to the Rules Committee today to defund Obamacare. The amendment was rejected. | Read More »
If you live in the real world, you will notice that the federal government has destroyed our free markets, limited our freedoms, and denigrated our right to religious liberty – all before Obamacare has fully taken effect. The federal agencies continue to promulgate rules and regulations that drive up the cost of the most vital goods and services to the point that most of us | Read More »
Missouri State Senators Mike Parson and Tom Dempsey Begin Obamacare Sellout
Missouri State Senators Mike Parson and Tom Dempsey are working toward a cave on Obamacare as best they can in Missouri. Senator Parson has filed SB 456, a “shell” of legislation into which multiple sources in and around the Missouri legislator expect they’ll put an expansion of Medicaid. Over 70% of Missourians voted to oppose implementation of Obamacare in a ballot initiative, but several people | Read More »
Wage Compression & Job Losses: The Crushing Impact Of A 24% Minimum Wage Hike
To be clear, Obama and the Democrats know precisely what they are doing. It’s not about doing what makes good common sense. Rather, Obama and the Democrats’ push to raise the minimum wage is all about politics.
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Defund Obamacare Now!
Next week House Republicans plan to bring a Continuing Resolution to the floor, which will fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. If nothing is done to stop them, GOP leaders plan to put forth a clean CR that funds Obamacare. This is unacceptable. With health insurance premiums skyrocketing, employers dumping workers from health plans, and new reports predicting trillions in | Read More »
House & Senate Republicans Set to Endorse and Fund Obamacare
You want to know why the left is more successful at politics? They are willing to move heaven and earth to create new dependency programs, despite the electoral risks. They understand that once the program is implemented, Republicans will never have the guts to undo it. And they are correct. Even some of our best conservatives lack the gumption to do what it takes to | Read More »
Explaining Obamacare Nicely To Donna Brazile
I’ve been told by people who know her that Donna Brazile is a dear, dear lady who is not your typical, predictable member of the Left Wing Journalistic Taliban. Given that strong personal endorsement coming from people whose opinions I respect, I’ve decided to explain something to poor Donna – nicely for a change. It could feel like turning over a new leaf. It seems some people have noticed two rather dissonant opinions that she’s offered on Obamacare via twitter that I thought I could help her reconcile.
It seems she strongly, strongly supports Obamacare. This is not a shocking thing to hear form a former lead campaigner for Al Gore’s Presidential Team. Here’s an example of her Obamacare boosterism and Dem Team Spirit. I promised to be nice about this and after enough coffee I can even stomach Dallas Cowboy fans. Thus I’ll let her 1st tweet stand as Exhibit A and offer no further snark.
The conundrum here is that Donna seemed colossally uninformed as to what would happen to the cost of health insurance plans as a result of the Obamacare legislation she herself cheered for. She wonders why she’s having to pay more now that #Healthcareworks.
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Defund Obamacare or Bust
It’s really simple, folks. Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »
Obama’s Cowardly Mendacity Over Sequestration
In August 2011, Obama hatched a deal to grant himself a free $2.1 trillion increase in debt, which would take him past the 2012 elections, thereby sparing him the embarrassment of another debt limit request during the campaign season. He knew that such a request was so bold it needed to be ensconced in a deal that would give voters the impression he was committed | Read More »
Scott Walker’s Obamacare Compromise
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Scott Walker’s innovative solution for Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin, how this can be a model for other states, and why Medicaid is such a terrible health program.
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The GOP Waterloo
The time for equivocation over defunding Obamacare is over. The time for recalcitrance to fulfill the budgetary is long overdue. Now is the time for action. Over the past two years, we’ve heard a variety of excuses in defense of Republicans for failing to cut spending in any consequential way. Well, come March 1 those excuses are obsolete. The sequester is something that Republicans agreed | Read More »
Lower Healthcare Costs, a Higher Minimum Wage: Obama’s Rosy America
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama’s call for a higher minimum wage, his touting of lower healthcare costs, and the chance that any of his SOTU initiatives actually pass.
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Haley on HealthCare: Part Two
Previously, I covered the first portion of my interview with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. In the next part of our discussion, Governor Haley relayed the efforts by South Carolina to improve health care in the state. “We are taking the lead in the country on payment reform. We had $40 million alone in payments and we tied it to performance. Which meant that we | Read More »
On the Amateur Proctology That is ObamaCare
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the utter stupid that is ObamaCare? Does it ever just make you want a good, stiff shot of courage as a pick-me-up? Bad newz Sukkaz!
More than 600 part-time employees at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will soon have their hours cut as the state prepares to enact the Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers would be required to offer health care insurance to employees who work more than 30 hour a week.
You see how that wonderful law expands coverage? Isn’t it a miracle! It’s like Nancy Pelosi told us, if we hadn’t passed it, we’d have never seen all the wonderful stuff that was in the law. Betsy McCaughey takes time from her busy day to share with us what we all win with Glorious and Regnant ObamaCare!
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