Senator Barbara Boxer, Obsessive-Compulsive
by Chris Shugart Freudian psychoanalysis doesn’t ordinarily figure into my vocabulary. But in this case I think “anal retentive” best describes Senator Barbara Boxer’s recent introduction of Senate Bill 2047. It’s called Protecting Children From Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014. The name says it all. When it comes to obsessive-compulsive micromanagement, the nanny-staters could fill the case loads of every therapist in Washington. And | Read More »
Bill Allows Over 22 Federal Agencies Access to Your Email…Without a Warrant
A Senate proposal, which was originally heralded as a measure of protection for Americans’ e-mail privacy, has been rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. According to CNET, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has significantly transformed his original legislation in response to pressure from law enforcement. A vote on the bill, which | Read More »
The March To November – Where We Go Now.
It ain’t over ’til it’s over, and it’s not over by a long shot. Yesterday we watched as the Constitution of the United States of America had holes shot through it. I didn’t like it one bit and I resent it all to hell and gone. When I swore my oath before God to protect and defend that wonderful document I took it very seriously, | Read More »
Democrats lose ground, now eleven votes shy of passing Obamacare
CNN reports five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against the Democrats’ Senate Obamacare bill. According to CNN, the Democrats are 11 votes shy of passing Obamacare. Friday, we reported that the Democrats were within four votes of passing Obamacare. Monday we were told that the Democrats picked up four votes. Was that just propaganda to make it appear that passage of | Read More »
RED FLAG ALERT * UPDATED* – House Preparing New Rule To Pass Senate Health Care Without Floor Vote On Actual Bill
UPDATE at the end of this post! In a scheme which is designed to give House Democrats the ability to vote for health care while telling their constituents they did not vote for health care, House Rules Chairwomen Louise Slaughter is preparing a rules change to push through the Senate bill WITHOUT a floor vote specifically on the bill. Here’s how it works. The rule | Read More »
BREAKING: CBO scores Senate Bill
Fox News is reporting that the Congressional Budget Office has scored the Senate Health Care bill at a cost of $849 billion. The CBO also estimated it would cut the federal deficit by $127 billion over the first 10 years and as much as $650 billion over the next 10 years – while reducing the number of uninsured by 31 million over the decade (foxnews.com, 2009). Here is the link | Read More »
Watch out for the Senate proposal!
Congress can’t seem to do anything without some form of a “Punitive” mindset. If they can not create a public option that pays for itself, than they should not create one. Making Insurance companies pay for this will only increase the cost of insurance. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090914/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_senate_plan;_ylt=ArmwEc0AocjfPKPfmjxhsbwGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTJ0MGhzM2J2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwOTE0L3VzX2hlYWx0aF9jYXJlX3NlbmF0ZV9wbGFuBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA3NlbmF0ZXBsYW50bw– Again, the emphasis is on what best suits the cost failure within the government programs, without much regard | Read More »