They’re starting to crack under the strain, guys. Allegation: A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ‘even stand to look at you’ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. Denial: Spokesmen for both Speaker | Read More »
I’ve always believed a key insight to public thinking about health-care reform is that they don’t want to think of it like any other free-market product, including the examples we might hold up as competitive success stories. People don’t go bargain-hunting for health care with quite the same gusto that they’ll bring to the quest for a new car, or even a new pair of shoes. The | Read More »
Like every other major federal intervention into the private economy, Obamacare was foisted upon us under the guise of solving a crisis. In this case, they proposed a complete government takeover of healthcare for all Americans – all for the supposed goal of covering those who are uninsured. Never mind that even after Obamacare is implemented and destroys the market for those who are already | Read More »
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. I had a nice conversation with a Twitter follower on the flipping and flopping may Democrats have done on the whole debt limit issue. They were very much against raising it until one of their guys is sitting in the White House. What a difference an administration makes! I was | Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Obamacare’s Impact: New Website Tracks and Publishes Health Insurance Premium Increases From People Across the Country Cypress, CA October 23, 2013 A new website addresses the increasingly prevalent issue of premium increases due to The Affordable Care Act. SkyrocketingPremiums.Com utilizes actual cases sent in from those impacted by Obamacare. Site visitors are encouraged to submit their personal premium increase stories, in addition | Read More »
First the website crashed on day 1. Then, for the few people who could enroll, much of their information was mangled and incorrectly communicated to insurance companies. The ObamaCare rollout has been a complete failure.
So we are introducing a website that does work: ICantEnroll.com.
Gee, this doesn’t sound ominous for Obamacare boosters. No, not at all: “The White House is meeting with CEOs of health plans on Wednesday, according to two insurance industry sources.” I got a reaction to this from a (non-insurance company) CEO who, for reasons which will become abundantly clear as soon as you read it, prefers to stay anonymous. You can guess whose code name | Read More »
Rep. Alan Grayson, an unabashedly progressive politician from Florida, just can help himself in advertising his incorrigibility. Apparently, anyone who is a member of the Tea Party is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Is this an abject lie? Yes. Then again, Grayson called a woman a “K Street Whore,” and said Republicans want Americans to “die quickly.” So, should we be surprised that | Read More »
So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story? Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday. Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle | Read More »
The utter disaster that is the ObamaCare website has been on full display. President Obama himself even says it’s unacceptable. But we are all going to have to accept it for now apparently. President Obama said that while the “glitches” in the website are worked out people could still call the 1-800 number.
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself. He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform. Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare. No immigration-related legislation. Period. The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White | Read More »
Money gets a bad rap from some people, because it’s supposed to be the instrument of greed. Wanting more money is said to be crass. Indeed, in our modern political culture, wanting to keep your own money is treated as “greed.” The noble and virtuous demands of the collective, as interpreted by a priesthood of politicians, completely trumps individual self-interest. But it’s easy to be greedy without | Read More »
As each day passes, the various facets of Obamacare are getting implemented in order to be fully operational by January 1, 2014. But we are hearing about the difficulties in the implementation caused primarily by either 1) the website fiasco; 2) low number of enrollees; and 3) people wanting to pay the penalties in order to avoid having to pay for intentionally overpriced health “insurance”. | Read More »
This Sunday on ABC News’ This Week they had on their panel Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger who took the opportunity on national television to attack the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, and Heritage Action. Kinzinger told substitute host Martha Radditz, “My concern with what’s going on, and we saw the interview with Ted Cruz and everything, is we’re seeing conservatism in essence being redefined in | Read More »