It is Precious to Them
More and more Republicans inside the beltway are whispering that they can fix Obamacare. We’ve already seen House Republicans do it. They’ve started fixing Obamacare, claiming they are dismantling it. Really, they are making it more and more likely that Obamacare will, in some perverted form, stay. Leading Republican intellectuals are trotting out columns and white papers on what to do to fix Obamacare — | Read More »
Vermont. Or, ‘Why #Obamacare will not lead to single-payer.’
Megan McArdle finished up her article on Vermont’s single-payer woes by pretty much saying that, but I already knew it anyway. The basic problem? It’s going to cost at least $1.6 billion a year (or about 59% of Vermont’s current annual budget)… and there’s no way to pay for it except via massive tax hikes. Megan notes that Vermont’s taxes aren’t actually high at all | Read More »
You can only tread water for so long before you drown – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns
November elections are less than seven months away. With that in mind, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius submitted her resignation, or received the boot from the Obama White House. Plagued by a series of embarrassments, most notably 38 delays of Obamacare including waiving the individual mandate, the disastrous October roll-out of Obamacare, her shakedown of H&R Block and the Robert Wood Foundation on behalf of Enroll | Read More »
President Sacrifices Kathleen Sebelius at the Obamacare Altar
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the falling stock markets, the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius and the partisan pick who will replace her.
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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D, Hawaii-1) is distancing herself from #obamacare. Quietly.
Colleen Hanabusa is in extremely rare territory for a Democrat: she doesn’t have to defend Obamacare.
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BREAKING: White House Admits Democrats Will Lose the Senate
Put another way, Kathleen Sebelius has resigned and “Senior Administration Officials” are telling the media it is because of healthcare.gov. You do not have a celebration event last week to celebrate 7 million sign ups and have Sebelius there to get credit then this week throw her under the bus because of a screw up that happened last October. They have been standing with her | Read More »
Foxhole Conversions vs. Real Commitments
Politicians are no different than any other salesman trying to market a product or service. When they are challenged by competition and when voters are presented with choices, they begin to improve their representation. The latest example of election-year foxhole conversions took place today during the votes on competing budget proposals for FY 2015. As we noted last week, the problem with the Ryan budget | Read More »
Competitive Primary in PA-08 Forces Democrats To Run – To The Left
Democrat Kevin Strouse, who is backed by the DCCC, and his primary challenger who has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Shaughnessy Naughton, are tripping over themselves to run to the left in the hopes of being crowned the victor in the May 20 primary in Pennsylvania’s 8th District. In race to left, Dem candidates show support for taxpayer-funded sex changes via @AlexPappas http://t.co/81xIBXArmo — Raffi | Read More »
So, About Those Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss what the real Obamacare enrollment numbers may be, if there are enough young people to make the program work and if more employers will dump employs into the exchange.
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Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Matt Kibbe to discuss his new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff, his six Rules for Liberty and how the internet has enabled the little guy to play a more critical role in the political process.
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Time to Kiss RINO Vance McAllister Goodbye
One would think that we’d have the ability to elect conservative Republicans to R+15 districts in this day and age, especially in a special election scenario. Yet, last November, Vance McAllister managed to slip through the net and win the special election in Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District. Electing conservatives is not just about finding people who will vote the right way. It is about finding | Read More »
Illegal Immigration, Misplaced Compassion, and Healthcare Reform
When listening to open borders agitators like former Florida governor Jeb Bush, one would come away with the impression that we owe it to the world to accept anyone who comes here illegally and pay for their living expenses. They speak of lofty ideals loosely connected to love and compassion, but they never consider the lack of love and compassion that our open borders policy | Read More »
#Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.
Why? Oh, the usual reason: the federal government swooped in and slapped a bunch of extra requirements on an existing state-run program, thus automatically invalidating the current policies. As is typical in these cases, the parties involved were not able to work out how to get around the problem – kids don’t give money to Democrats, so there was of course no Obamacare exemption given | Read More »
Wile E. Obama and his bag of tricks and anvils…
One of the great things about children’s cartoons is how the characters can do the craziest things and somehow everyone walks away unscathed. How many times has Tweety Bird ended up in Sylvester’s mouth or under a clock only to end the episode smiling as Granny scolded Sylvester? How many times did Scooby Doo and Shaggy seem to be scared into heart attacks only to | Read More »
Hubris, #Obamacare, and November.
I hope someday if, God forbid, tragedy strikes again at a military base, whoever is president doesn’t still head to a fundraiser. – That sentence was said by – at least, according to Salena Zito – an anonymous mother of two filling up her tank at a gas station; and it should absolutely terrify the Democratic party. Salena’s theme in the linked story above is | Read More »