Hurricane Sandy, Government Machinations, and Congressional Finances: One Year Later
What a year it has been since Hurricane Sandy hit the US on October 28-30, 2012. The size and scope of Superstorm Sandy is a perfect analogy of the the fiscal ineptitude that has churned up in Congress over the last year. Nearly three months after the Hurricane, the Sandy Relief bill was passed. It almost didn’t make it in Congress at all, having been | Read More »
Climate didn’t kill JFK or Sebelius’ Healthcare.gov
Liberal Democrats just can’t accept reality when it conflicts (a frequent occurrence) with their liberal world view or political vanity. Soon after our anti-Communist Cold Warrior President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald fifty years ago next month, his widow famously bemoaned that: “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. Its – it had to be some silly little | Read More »
#Obamacare watch: How the Democrats threw a pregnant woman off her insurance.
All in the name of “helping” her, of course. Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which | Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should check his House in-box. #obamacare
There are any number of House bills that were duly passed in the last few months that happen to deal with handling the individual mandate. Including, I believe, one from September 30th, which in retrospect is a deal that Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, and Jeanne Shaheen (at the very least) kind of wish that the Senate Majority Leader had taken, given | Read More »
Democrats resolutely ignoring #Obamacare gnawing on their electoral entrails.
There are times when I wonder whether Barack Obama really wants the Democrats to retake the House of Representatives. Aside from everything else (with ‘everything else’ ranging from ‘the Democrats would have to strain to pretend to be moderates again’ to ‘Obama would lose his favorite devil figures’), it’d mean that Barack Obama would have to interact more with… with… with Debbie. Democrats will be | Read More »
The Real Scapegoat for the Obamacare Failure
The October 1 launch date for Obamacare has come and gone, and even liberals are now starting to acknowledge that the Obamacare rollout is a massive failure. And if the signature “achievement” of President Obama’s presidency — and his legacy — is at risk, this can only mean one thing: FIND A SCAPEGOAT! Now, in the real world — that is, the private sector — | Read More »
When the Have Nots Become the Haves
Saul Alinsky the political thinker who seems to have had more impact on President Obama than any other was very clear in his most important book about what his motives were and what he was aiming at, “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. ‘The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli | Read More »
Louisiana Senate Races Loses “Toss-Up” Designation
I put up a post a while back marking the race for Mary Landrieu’s (LA-D) Senate seat a toss-up, which showed some popularity in the idea of replacing Landrieu with someone else. Currently, the leader in the “Someone Else” category is Bill Cassidy, who is currently a Republican Congressman from the Baton Rouge area. Cassidy is the classic establishment pick, a yes man for GOP | Read More »
Follow the Law
Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed, “the worse, the better,” meaning the worse things got for Russians the better it was for the communists. Lately, the left has taken to calling conservatives “Leninists” for our refusal to fix Obamacare. The implicit acknowledgement here is that Obamacare is going to make things worse, despite their claims to the contrary. No conservative wants things to get | Read More »
The Supreme Court- Week of October 22nd
The Supreme Court is currently quiet as concerns oral arguments and will next hear cases beginning on November 4th. That is not to say that its members have dispersed to parts unknown. Next week, they will reconvene on Friday November 1st during their weekly conference to consider more cases. The Court has room for about 20 more cases. They have heard oral argument in 11 | Read More »
Stopping the Amnesty Train in its Tracks
Over the past few years, Republicans have emphatically declared that they are unable to block a bad law, Obamacare, from going into effect as long as Obama is in the White House. Yet, amazingly, some of them think they can pass new meritorious legislation that would be politically advantageous to Republicans. That’s why we hear the endless talk of tax reform and fixes to the | Read More »
Why Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are responsible for Obamacare roll out failure.
Follow me on this one. Yes, I fully supported them in their bid to defund or delay Obamacare. I truly believe that it is the most destructive force to ever be unleashed upon the American workforce and the economy as a whole. But look at it this way. Contrary to what Obama and HHS want to admit, they knew that the webpage was going to | Read More »
Cuccinelli: Unions Will Expect Payback from McAuliffe Administration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to discuss his race for Governor, what a Democrat controlled Virginia might look like and the need for an Obamacare delay.
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A Case Study: Yep, Congress Has Repealed A Bad Healthcare Law Before Now…Almost.
They say history repeats itself. Maybe events do but not always the outcome. Case in point. Congress passed a Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in 1988 but quickly realized it wouldn’t work. Seniors rose up in indignation and disgust over the costs and Congress retreated in response to The People. It Sounds remarkably similar to the high risk pool in O’care called the CLASS Act that was promptly | Read More »
Rift between Dick Durbin and… White House? [UPDATE: Durbin calls Barack Obama a liar.]
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 »