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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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, | 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 »
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 | 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 | Read More »
Nevada’s state #obamacare exchange numbers are… very, very bad.
So last month there was SOME sort of benchmark established for the Nevada state exchange: According to Nevada Health Link’s Twitter feed, as of October 15, 32,280 Nevadans had created accounts on the exchange, with 11,916 of them beginning applications. 3,795 had completed the eligibility process and 1,419 had selected a plan and placed it in their cart, a task at least one step short | Read More »
It’s a Trap!
Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, | Read More »
Are #ObamaCare Navigators Teaming With Battleground Texas To Turn The Lone Star State Blue?
No, your information is not safe under ObamaCare…at least not in Texas. Earlier this year, a left-wing group of organizers and operatives formed a group called Battleground Texas. Headed by a former field director of Obama for America, Battleground Texas’ sole aim is to turn Texas from a so-called “red state” to another California–that is, almost singularly controlled by liberal Democrats. Publicly, Battleground Texas is | Read More »
At the New York Daily News, Michael Cohen presents the strongest form of a talking point liberals have thus far been cautious about deploying: Obama had to lie to us, for our own good, to bring us the wonder and glory of ObamaCare. In selling the health-care plan that bears his name, President Obama has, according to the fact-checking website Politifact, said at least 34 times that “if you like your | Read More »
Cover Oregon Covers Nobody
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss the failure of Oregon’s state Obamacare exchange, the $300 million spent on their website that has not signed up a single person yet and how the broader failure of the Obamacare rollout is impacting Democrats.
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Minimum Wage Hike the Latest Distraction from Obamacare
As Obamacare hammers the middle class with higher premiums and loss of coverage, Democrats are turning to their age old panic button – demagoguery over the minimum wage. Later this week or next week, the Senate might consider yet another minimum wage increase bill, S. 460. When Pelosi and the Democrats took over Congress in 2007, they raised the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour from | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Iraq
In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in political terms, I don’t think that Democrats are | Read More »