Hit Hard by Obamacare, Small Businesses Passing Costs on to Employees
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss small business cost adjustments due to Obamacare, why the Democrats have brought in Bill Clinton, and what a Republican alternative to fixing the healthcare system may look like.
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Another delay on #obamacare ‘exchanges;’ difficulties getting products to markets?
Thirty four days, and counting: The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified insurance companies on Tuesday that it would not sign final agreements with the plans between | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 51: Now Who Could Have Anticipated That?
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This episode features a series of “shocking” revelations, that really shouldn’t be shocking at all. The liberal magazine The Nation, after getting after other businesses to raise their pay, is finally going to pay their own interns the federal minimum wage. That’s great, right? More money into the economy? Except that | Read More »
Updated:Heritage Action Town Hall, Indianapolis
I had the privilege of attending the Heritage Action Town Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first stop on their second leg of the Defund Obamacare tour. Senator Jim DeMint was there as was State Treasurer and former Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock. Three members of Congress were there. Randy Hultgren of Illinois, Marlin Stutzman of Indiana’s Third District, and Todd Rokita of Indiana’s Fourth | Read More »
We Can’t Fight Now: The Motto Of the French Republicans
The French Republicans, the moderate to liberal GOP establishment, the old guard, the political class have a motto that completely encapsulates their mindset, we can’t fight now. We have been told by those who don’t want to defund Obamacare for years now that the Republican Party, conservatives, and the Tea Party can’t fight or take a stand time after time. Whether it is cutting out | Read More »
Should you pay the #obamacare tax? Crunch the numbers for yourself!
Here is a handy chart for individuals looking to calculate their Obamacare tax. I’m putting it up because there’s a bit of confusion out there over how much people can expect to be taxed. For example: the $95 or 1% rule is on taxable income, not total income. This means that you have to subtract $10K currently to determine how much the government will tax | Read More »
Republican Leaders and Their Changing Stories
Back in January, as Republicans geared up for a fight on the debt ceiling, House Republican Leaders assured their constituents that a continuing resolution was the way to fight Obamacare. Said one Republican adviser: “The debt ceiling is a terrible place to have the fight when you have the sequester and the continuing resolution…. There is so much misinformation about the debt ceiling, the word | Read More »
Don’t Blame The Victims Of Obamacare
There will be an attempt, and probably a concerted effort, to attack as selfish and even unpatriotic people who do not wish to participate in Obamacare. If people choose to behave rationally and react to perverse incentives, expect the Left to cry foul. But as long as the wrong-headed and unjust law continues to remain in effect, all of us, one way or another, will | Read More »
#obamacare cuts public sector employee hours!
Wait, what? Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce the number of hours their part-time employees work. The decisions to cut employee hours come 16 months before employers — including state and local governments — will be required to offer health-care coverage | Read More »
GOP Leadership Plan for CR/Obamacare: Meekness or Malice
At some point, rank-and-file conservative activists will have to confront an inconvenient reality. The Republicans in Washington are not just dumb or spineless – they are the problem. They don’t share our values and seek to undermine our beliefs. The only way that will change is if we return the favor and thwart their political careers. Earlier this evening, Speaker John Boehner announced his grand | Read More »
John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum
John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know?David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results.Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you know. . | Read More »
#Obamacare Watch: University of Virginia to cut spousal benefits.
Shocking (please note that I am being sarcastic): The University of Virginia said Wednesday that it will stop offering health insurance to some employees’ spouses because of rising costs under ObamaCare. The university said the Affordable Care Act will add $7.3 million to its healthcare costs next year. It indicated that it could face additional costs in the future because of the law’s tax on | Read More »
Erick Erickson on the Delta and UPS Reactions to Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss reactions by Delta and UPS to new Obamacare costs and how the defund efforts look in the House and Senate.
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Get Ready for Torrent of Job-Killing Regulations
There’s nothing like a new batch of environmental, labor, healthcare, and financial regulations to jump start a lethargic economy, right? As The Hill reported yesterday, with Obama’s cabinet in place for his second term, the rogue agencies are ready to rule by executive fiat. These radical new executive nominees are chomping at the bit to regulate our economy to death, over and beyond what has | Read More »
Durbin faces Senate challenge from Doug Truax
Durbin faces Senate challenge from Doug Truax After 17 years of Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Illinois will see a new conservative challenger – Doug Truax. Truax, a West point grad, has never run for office before. He founded Veritas Risk Services, LLC, a strategic risk consulting firm and currently serves as co-owner and managing partner. Truax claims Durbin’s policies have led to “economic stagnation” | Read More »