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ObamaCare – Dead?

January 27, 2010

So what’s the deal with ObamaCare?  Yesterday, the news was out that the Democrat leadership was going to attempt to pass the Senate bill along with a reconciliation ‘fix’.  The rank-and-file had not yet lined up around it, however.  Now, it seems that it may very well be dead.  It appears that Reid will have [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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The Catholic Bishop’s Complicity in Pushing ObamaCare

November 9, 2009

Every time I write a post that is critical of the Catholic Church, a part of me feels uneasy.  After all, I am a committed Catholic who believes in and follows the teachings of the Universal Church, and usually defer to the authority of the Bishops in most matters.  However, after serious consideration and reflection, [...]

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Democrats Don’t Have the Votes for ObamaCare

October 27, 2009

It’s starting to look like the Democrats don’t have the votes for the public option.  An internal Democrat memo today shows that the Democrats in the House of Representatives have less than 200 of the 218 votes needed to pass Health Care Reform with a public option.  Similarly, in the Senate, Joe Lieberman announced today [...]

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What The ObamaCare Insurance Mandate Means

October 11, 2009

Wake up America.  The individual insurance mandate that will be imposed by ObamaCare means not only a lack of choice in how you spend your money, but also means that unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. will get to change the rules whenever it suits their whim.  This type of bad policy is already on display [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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Shady Practices In Promoting ObamaCare

September 23, 2009

This has been the week of exposing shady practices in the Obama Administration’s promotion of its proposed ObamaCare legislation.  First, the ever-compelling blog network run by Andrew Breitbart (who exposed the ACORN scandal), has uncovered tapes of a high-ranking Obama staffer offering grant money to artists through the National Endowment of the Arts, if only [...]

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GOP Doctors Against ObamaCare

August 23, 2009

The House and Senate GOP has been making use of the doctors in its caucus.  The GOP boasts among its membership 9 doctors in the House of Representatives, and the only two doctors in the Senate.  This has led to some great anti-ObamaCare PR from the GOP, from the Senate Doctor’s Show, to some addresses [...]

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Milk Carton Politicians

August 17, 2009

The term “Milk Carton Politician” was coined yesterday by Ed Morrissey to identify politicians who refuse to hold town hall meetings in August to discuss health care.  He has compiled a comprehensive list of the Senators and Representatives who have yet to hold a town hall meeting.  The idea is now taking off, as protesters [...]

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Is The Public Option Dead?

August 17, 2009

Is the Public Option dead in regards to health care?  It seems it may be, but the jury is still out.  Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Katleen Sebelius told CNN that the public option was not an essential part of health reform. This had the duel effect of confusing the administration’s message and [...]

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Is ObamaCare Doomed for Failure?

August 13, 2009

There are increasing signs that ObamaCare is doomed for failure.  The left is getting more and more desperate, as they try to counter the growing insurgency that is rising in this country among Conservatives, Independents, and normal, conservative/moderate Democrats.  People don’t want their health care touched, and they are making their voices heard.  People oppose [...]

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AARP Betrays Its Members

August 7, 2009

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been making a serious push for ObamaCare in recent days, marking a major betrayal of its membership in order to support its political ally in Obama.  Conservatives have always contended that organizations like the AARP and AFL-CIO were more servants of the Democrat party than organizations supporting [...]

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Smears And Intimidation: How Chicago Thugs Take Out The Opposition

August 6, 2009

Much of Obama still remains a mystery to me.  Yes, he is a far-left radical who is a thug from the Chicago Political Machine.  Yes, he wants to remake America in his own image.  Yes, he is an egotistical maniac who wants nothing but adoration from throngs of followers.  Yet I keep vacillating back and [...]

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Barack Obama: A Failed Experiment In Just 200 Days

August 5, 2009

This RNC ad which just came out highlights the first 200 days and the accomplishments of the Obama Presidency — 2.5 million dollars lost, trillions in additional deficits, bailout after bailout — and declares the Obama Presidency a failed experiment.  Then, it asks if America is ready to try another Obama experiment in regards to [...]

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They Are Even Protesting ObamaCare In Massachusetts

August 5, 2009

The Tea Parties have had quite an impact at the health care town hall meetings in the last week.  One expects Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Texas.  One can even understand Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Pennsylvania.  What one does not expect is for tea party protests to dominate [...]

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Paul Krugman Gets a Dose of Reality on Health Care

August 4, 2009

Blowhard and supposed-economist Paul Krugman participated in a debate on Nationalized Health Care this week.  In an attempt to prove that the Canadian system of health care isn’t so bad, he asked Canadian members of the audience about their feelings on Canadian Health Care.  The response is priceless. H/T: Blogs for Victory

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Benedict Arlen Squirms At Health Care Town Hall

August 3, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter has now dropped all pretenses that he ever was a Republican, and even a moderate, at a town hall event in Philadelphia yesterday on the Democrats’ proposed health care plan.  Specter hosted the event with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and they were met by quite a few angry [...]

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Democrats Admits That Public Option Will Lead to Single Payers

August 2, 2009

One of the talking points of the Democrats in the health care debate has been that the plan is not a single-payer socialized plan, only a “public option” to help the uninsured.  Yet in this video (H/T Moonbattery), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) admits that a public option will lead to a single-payer health care plan, [...]

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The Horrors Of Socialized Medicine

August 2, 2009

John Stossel had a segment on this past Friday’s 20/20 dealing with the topic of government-run health care.  In it, he took a specific look at Canada, and what it’s like to have a serious disease in Canada.  The stories recounted are horrifying, and a taste of what is to come here if we go [...]

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The Proletariat Doesn’t Know What’s Best For Them

August 1, 2009

So Obama’s poll numbers are in freefall, support for his health care plan in the toilet, and opposition to his policies in general are rising.  How can this be?  Our dear leader’s policies are so important, so critical for reinventing America?  Andrea Mitchell of State-Run Media outlet MSDNC, has figured it out!  We, the lowly [...]

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Health Care Legislation On The Brink

July 27, 2009

Health Care legislation appears to have stalled somewhat, with the Senate no longer planning to vote on the bill before the August recess, and the house likely to follow suit, dealing a major blow to Obama’s stated objectives and making ultimate passage of the bill far more difficult. In the Senate, the finance committee is [...]

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Health Care Bill Outlaws Private Insurance

July 16, 2009

With the Health Care plan now having passed one committee in the Senate, more details are being uncovered as the language of the bill is being scrutinized.  It seems the line “you will be able to keep your health insurance” is quite true literally.  You will be able to keep your health insurance, but health [...]

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Gov’t Run Health Care at the VA

June 24, 2009

Government-controlled health care already exists in America today, in many different ways.  One way is under the Veterans Affairs system — VA hospitals.  Here’s a preview of what happens when the government decides on people’s health care.  Let alone the impact government health care would have on the average Joe Sixpack, this is how the government [...]

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Mediocre Health Care for All in Massachusetts

May 7, 2009

Massachusetts is the home to some of the best health care in the world.  The hospitals of Mass General, Dana-Farber, Brigham and Woman’s, and Children’s Hospital among others are some of the most advanced hospitals with medicine and procedures available that draw patients from all over the world.  Yet now, the Massachusetts State legislature is [...]

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Massachusetts Health Care Poses Warning for America

March 17, 2009

In 2006, Massachusetts enacted a form of universal health care, keeping private insurance, requiring all citizens to be insured, and offering a state-sponsored plan to low and middle-income people.  Now, three years later, the state of Massachusetts Health care presents a warning for the nation. Since being enacted, the Massachusetts Health plan has insured 440,000 [...]

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Stimulus is a Stepping Stone to Socialized Medicine

February 9, 2009

A little-known provision in the stimulus bill was highlighted by Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, and others today, which moves American Health Care radically in the direction of Socialized medicine.  This provision, as outlined by Betsy McCaughey, introduces health care rationing by creating government oversight into treatment options, determining what is cost-effective, and regulating which procedures [...]

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The Road To Nationalization

January 26, 2009

The effort is underway by the Obama administration to begin the wide-scale nationalization of American private enterprise.  This nationalization will be far-reaching and touch several key industries, making it difficult to undo by future administrations.  Early indications suggest that this nationalization will touch three key industries:  Health-Care, Financial, and Automobile. Health Care: It is no [...]

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But Doctors Should Earn A Lot of Money

December 21, 2008

The Telegraph is reporting that thousands of British doctors earn six figure salaries.  What’s troubling to me about the article is not the fact that British doctors earn so much, but that the tone of the reporting suggests such a high salary is a bad thing. Becoming a doctor requires more talent, training and sacrifice [...]

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