U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Stace Nelson Calls out Mike Rounds for Dishonesty on Obamacare.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fulton, SD—South Dakota State Representative and US Senate Candidate Stace Nelson called out fellow candidate Mike Rounds for being dishonest in claiming that he opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” The Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2010, is often considered the President’s signature piece of legislation. Nelson listed a number of | Read More »
Is There a Connection between Veterans Affairs, Obamacare, Immigration and Infrastucture?
Was the president’s promise to the VA the first of many lies to come when he said this in a speech to the Veterans Affairs in March 2009: I know there’s much work ahead to transform this agency for the 21st century. But I have the fullest confidence that with Secretary Shinseki’s leadership, and with the hard work of the men and women of this department, | Read More »
Republican Governor helped Obama rebrand the ACA’s Death Panels
On June 25th of 2009 President Barack Obama met with five Governors, two Republicans and three Democrats, in a private meeting to convince them to help him sell health care reform to Congress. One of those Governors was Mike Rounds of South Dakota, who as the head of his own insurance company might have a small interest in drumming up new business. The President was | Read More »
WSJ looks for good news on rising Obamacare premiums, fails to really find any.
Watch the spin! In the first look at how insurers plan to adjust prices in the second year under the federal health-care law, filings from Virginia carriers show they are opting for premium increases in 2015 that will pinch consumers’ pocketbooks but fall short of some bigger rate predictions. The new premium proposals, detailed in official filings to the state’s insurance regulator, show health plans | Read More »
ObamaCare’s wasted millions
Politico tallies up the financial damage from four failed ObamaCare state exchanges, coming up with $474 million in taxpayer money for nothing: Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging them may go sharply higher. Each of the states — Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and | Read More »
The K Street Revolving Door Continues Turning
A few weeks ago, we noted that House GOP leadership has carefully picked which partial Obamacare bills come to the floor. Notably, only those aspects of repeal that are fully supported by the health care lobbyists on K Street ever see the light of day for a floor vote. The example from last month was a bailout of Cigna’s calamity with expatriate health insurance plans | Read More »
Reuters can’t quite bear to say that Obamacare is a bear for New Hampshire Democrats.
This Reuters article is fascinating reading, not least because it’s a hoot. Executive summary: Barack Obama and the Democrats’ call to run on Obamacare will be tested in New Hampshire… where people hate it, and both the Senator and two Representatives up for re-election this year are currently in deep trouble over the law and things aren’t improving for any of them*. Let me drill | Read More »
McCain Gives Voice to the Left Again
As a sitting Senator, every member of the upper chamber has numerous opportunities on a daily basis to influence the debate and enhance a conservative agenda. This goes far beyond a mere voting record; it’s about being a loud and effective voice for the cause. We see this every day from people like Ted Cruz who shamed Democrats into supporting his bill denying a visa | Read More »
Avik Roy on Medicaid’s Failures and the ObamaCare Repeal Trap
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss the collapse of the RomneyCare system in Massachusetts, the nearly 5 million Americans who have lost their insurance coverage because of ObamaCare and how Republicans might fall into the ObamaCare repeal trap in 2016.
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Rushing to Regulate: Democrat Rosenworcel is Right – So She Should Vote ‘No’ on Net Neutrality
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Democrat Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel yesterday made a very good point. Rosenworcel: Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Rules Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned May 15 vote on a draft of new network neutrality rules by at least a month…. “His proposal has unleashed a torrent of public response. Tens of thousands of | Read More »
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I agree with Sen. Landrieu–Getting rid of Mary(s) would not be good
In December, 2013, we found ourselves in full agreement with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) when she encouraged Louisiana citizens to “unelect” her for being the deciding vote—a vote that she takes 100% responsibility for—that passed Obamacare. Today, we find ourselves once again in full agreement with the flip-flopping Democrat. In a recent interview with the gang at “Morning Joe” on MSNBC—a Democrat in trouble doing | Read More »
The Irony of the GOP Polling Advantage
As the November midterms draw near, we are beginning to see a growing wave against Democrats, much like we witnessed at this time in 2010. A new Pew poll gives Republicans a 4-point edge on the generic ballot test, which is significant given the fact that Democrats usually have a slight advantage even in a 50-50 year. They also found that Republicans have a crushing | Read More »
Barack Obama, 2016 and the Burning of the Reichstag
Let’s face it, most Americans expect our politicians to lie. At least about the little things. Typically politicians try to keep things opaque so that they can easily massage the historical record once things don’t work out or the winds change. “I’ll put America back to work”. “I’ll bring home jobs.” “I support a fair tax system.” “I support education & women’s rights.” The less | Read More »
Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?
With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag? With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter booths, why is the Republican leadership ridiculing those who oppose | Read More »