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Obamacare “Death Panel” Faces Increased Democrat Opposition

August 8, 2013

Obamacare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” or IPAB, now has at least 22 high profile Democrats backing its repeal, which now includes Howard Dean who argues that IPAB makes the system more bureaucratic. One doesn’t need a long drawn out excuse to oppose IPAB — it sucks on its own accord. IPAB is a rationing board [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Latest Budget Puts GOP on Offense

March 12, 2013

With President Obama reeling after the Sequester dud, Paul Ryan unveiled the House GOP’s budget proposal.  Here’s a short clip: This is where Paul Ryan is at his best — crunching numbers and articulating a more sensible path to a financially solvent future for our nation.  On top of that, this budget proposal eliminates Obamacare, [...]

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Romney/Ryan Trying to Redefine Medicare Debate

August 15, 2012

Medicare is a Democrat issue — just say the word and images are conjured up of benign Democrats helping grandma out of her chair, and Republicans pushing her off a cliff.  However, that may be changing.  In 2009, President Obama reinforced the idea that Medicare cuts were needed as part of his health care plan, [...]

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Obama Debt Trumps Bush in Half the Time

March 21, 2012

The numbers don’t lie — Obama is the debt champion! George W. Bush, with the dot-come bubble, 9/11 and its aftermath, two wars, a new prescription drug entitlement to Medicare, along with everything else which goes with a two-term presidency, amassed a national debt of $4.9 trillion under his two terms. Barack Obama broke that [...]

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Shocker: Obamacare Costs Soar Past Projections!

March 14, 2012

I’m probably just as shocked as you are, (which means I’m not shocked at all) upon hearing that the CBO recently scored Obamacare’s revised costs to be around$1.76 trillion from 2013-2022. Obamacare was expected to cost around $940 billion dollars over ten years for six years of coverage, not including the tacked-on $200+billion “doctor fix”.  [...]

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Bill Clinton Caught Off the Reservation Twice This Week

May 27, 2011

This week, a camera caught Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan chatting about Medicare, the issue which most believe cost the Republicans NY-26 in Tuesday’s special election.  As I was reminded today, here’s Mr. MediScare admitting to a Republican that the Dems are likely to demagogue this issue! Interesting. Then there was Bill Clinton saying Wednesday [...]

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Shock: Obama Care NOT to Save Medicare Bucks

January 26, 2011

Chief Actuary for Medicare and Medicaid Services Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee today that not only is Obama Care likely going to crush Medicare sooner rather than later, in Foster’s estimate the continued rise in the cost of health care will ultimately force people off the plans they like. Wasn’t the opposite outcome [...]

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The Boomer’s Crushing Last Hurrah

January 12, 2011

It’s simple mathematics:  the demographic Baby Boom began in 1946 and lasted until about 1964.  Because of their size, this generation has affected each phase of life they’ve moved through in massive ways. They’re about to do it again:  if you add 65 to 1946 you get 2011.  As of January 1 of this year, [...]

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Obamacare was Supposed to Lower Costs — Ha!

September 9, 2010

Who on God’s green Earth actually believed that Obamacare was going to really lower health care costs in this country?  That’s putting blinders on the economic history of government market interference, as well as being counter intuitive because lowering costs would make the health insurance industry stronger and more popular — two things that can’t [...]

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Britain — USA Run Away from NHS!

July 11, 2010

President Obama recess appointed a straight-up welfare state redistributionist to handle Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, despite the fact that no one was holding up the confirmation process.  Obama was obviously hiding Berwick, not willing to give Republicans the opportunity to legitimately bash this guy’s radical point of view in public.  As the saying goes: [...]

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CBO Snafu: Social Security to Start Bleeding in 2010

March 25, 2010

In the same week that the largest new entitlement program in 45 years just became law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued numbers indicating that Social Security is going to pay-out more than it takes in not in 2016 as projected but in 2010!  The official “day of reckoning” has been moved from 2041 [...]

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How Not to Fix an Economy

January 12, 2010

How do you tank an already bad economy?  The Democrats have sure found many ways to do it so far, from destroying the dollar to increasing the deficit to unprecedented levels, to raising taxes.  Now, they want to apply the Medicare withholding to investment income to pay for ObamaCare in order to exempt the unions [...]

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“Mr. Doom” Gerald Celente Returns!

August 23, 2009

Perusing the web today, I found this video of Trends Research’s Gerald Celente on Hot Air, and thought it was worth posting here too.  This guy is great!  He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it.  He had been forecasting doom and gloom for the housing market years ago based on trends [...]

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Legalizing Euthanasia with Obamacare

July 29, 2009

There are philosophical problems I have with the House’s Obamacare bill, and a national health service to begin with:  it nationalizes our bodies, essentially turning us into slaves (they didn’t own their bodies either) by telling us what to eat, how to live, denying care based on choices we make that the government deems “bad,” [...]

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The American Financial Collapse

May 13, 2009

Early yesterday I wrote about the current crisis in the U.S. Fiscal system in the areas of unemployment and our national debt, and how they are leading indicators towards a major financial collapse.  Today, there are several pieces of news that add credence to that theory.  First, the April retail sales and foreclosure numbers were [...]

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Obama Still Defies the Odds

March 6, 2009

Odds are that a President who has done more than any single President in our history to rattle the markets and obliterate retirement accounts every time he opens his mouth would not be very popular.  However, Obama remains very high in the polls despite his War on Capitalism.    Michael Boskin, writing in the WSJ Online Oped had this to say about [...]

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Had Enough of TARP? Here Comes BARF!

January 30, 2009

First, there was the “Troubled Asset Relief Program” (TARP) which was the first nauseating bailout last fall.  Well, tax-cheat and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has an idea about what to do now that TARP has not really helped get the markets moving:  what Liz Moyer calls “BARF”, or the Bad Asset Repository Fund!  Here’s the [...]

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