Liberty Tyranny and the Rule of Law
A foundational difference between a country that enjoys the benefits of limited government, individual liberty, personal freedom and economic opportunity, and one that suffers under the yoke of tyranny is that the former observes the rule of law and the latter witnesses the rule of whim. John Locke the intellectual font from which our founders drank long and deep said, “The end of law is | Read More »
Yes, Healthcare.gov is an Obama Campaign Website
Well, maybe not technically, but it’s still one thing you can glean from this October 16th Politico article. In an article otherwise describing how royally screwed up the Obamacare rollout has been, you can find this juicy tidbit buried several paragraphs in: Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans, the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment system, one former administration official | Read More »
McConnell Debt Plan: Press Release Conservatism
The $2 billion Kentucky Kickback is not the only treat in McConnell’s bag of Halloween tricks. The final deal to sell out the American people with Obamacare and perennial debt includes a hallmark of the 2011 McConnell debt ceiling plan. Section 1002 of the bill provides for McConnell’s infamous resolution of disapproval. Basically, within three weeks of the President’s official request for a debt limit | Read More »
A Postmortem of the Reid-McConnell Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Matt Lewis to discuss the Reid-McConnell deal that ended the shutdown and raised the debt ceiling, what this means for the GOP and if Boehner strengthened or weakened his power as Speaker.
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The Debt Ceiling, the Budget and the Fallout: The House
With the debt limit ceiling and continuing resolution votes out of the way for now, the media will likely turn to the fallout from the recent drama played out in the halls of Congress. No sooner than the House vote was completed, the liberal bloviators at The Washington Post and the New York Times were predicting the downfall of the Republican Party and the coming | Read More »
Methinks The Tea-Party Just Went Back On The Warpath
Here’s the unspoken narrative of the entire recent adventure in Game Theory that was the soon-to-be-terminated government shutdown. The Tea Party is Ba-aaaack!
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Advancing. Ever Advancing.
Much cynicism has been expressed over the past month about the effort, led by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, to fight Obamacare. It was about money or defeating Republicans or something other than what it was about — undermining Obamacare with a united front. It was always about undermining Obamacare, despite the claims of others. But, those of us who were in this fight against | Read More »
Obamacare’s Failure to Launch
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the problems of Obamacare’s website, how consultants may make the problems worse and what the worst case scenario is with Obamacare’s failure to launch.
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Sabotage, and Where We go From Here
Throughout the past few weeks, we witnessed the train wreck of the stupid party colliding with the evil party. The stupid party made sure to tell the evil party that they just need to reject their offer and there will be a new watered-down iteration in a flash. Finally, it got so bad that they couldn’t even draw a line in the sand on delaying | Read More »
Aetna CEO: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up for a Quick Fix to Obamacare
The various glitches and bugs (some might say features) that have popped up in the Obamacare rollout have been well enough documented that I shouldn’t have to run through them here. Most people, however, don’t understand the extent of the issues or just how long it could take to fix them. CEO Mark Bertolini of insurance company Aetna is probably one of the few people | Read More »
House Republicans Voted To Reopen Government – 11 Times
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the Republicans DID compromise to avoid a shutdown. They were going to keep the government open, but asked that Obamacare be delayed. Yes, even Planned Parenthood would get their annual funding from the government. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid said no. Here are the eleven times the House GOP voted to reopen the government – but were blocked by Senate Democrats and the | Read More »
Power and obedience
There is nothing more pernicious than the illusion of liberty surviving, or even flourishing, alongside growing government power. It doesn’t work that way, not once you get past the transition from anarchy to lawful government. Personal liberty does not exist in a state of anarchy, because individuals can be defrauded, robbed, and killed at will by lone predators and organized gangs. Some degree of government | Read More »
Obamacare – It’s all about Control… (Alt-Delete).
POP-QUIZ: What is the new Obamacare website?
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(A) Just another NO-BID contract.
Halloween Mitch: Only Tricks, No Treats
He is invisible. He vanishes from the scene. He lurks in the shadows to sabotage conservatives at the most crucial points. Then he swoops down and picks up the carcasses he helped create. He is Mitch McConnell. Here are the latest tricks in the invisible man’s grab bag: Pass a Continuing Resolution to fund all of government, including every aspect of Obamacare, until January 15. | Read More »
The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another | Read More »