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Sebelius and the Cold Math of Progressivism

March 3, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel a few days ago: The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception. In other words:  don’t worry about the cost of the new mandates — our policies will result in less people to cover! I don’t even know where to start with [...]

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SCOTUS to Rule on ObamaCare

November 14, 2011

The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments relating to the constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate.  In other words:  does the federal government have the right to compel individuals to purchase a product or face a fine.  Also, the court will likely look at “severability” in the law, or whether or not if the individual [...]

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Gallup: Our Government is Totally Negatory

September 26, 2011

Maybe the people are starting to get it.  Gallup just released a series of polls, one of which indicates that 50% of respondents believed that the federal government “poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.” Again, the number in the poll is not as important as the trend, which has [...]

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Higher Ed Bubble on the Brink

July 21, 2011

Election and political guru Michael Barone has an interesting article about what he sees as the next financial bubble to burst:  higher education.  He makes the argument that higher education costs have all the hallmarks of a bubble, especially since government intervention has coincided with huge tuition increases beyond the rate of inflation. It’s very [...]

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Uh Oh: “Gang of Six” Shows Up to Save the Day

July 20, 2011

The “Gang of Six” has reemerged to solve our debt crisis in the Senate.  Oh boy. Their solution essentially boils down to raising taxes in exchange for some immediate short-term cuts.  Everything else in the plan is beyond 2011, which means it is absolutely meaningless:  ignore any positive tax code reform talk;  Obama Care will [...]

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Mitt’s Fit Over RomneyCare

May 12, 2011

Mitt Romney gave a high-profile speech today defending his largest political bane, RomneyCare, and offering solutions going forward to repeal and replace ObamaCare if elected President. Sometimes, I just don’t get politicians. Romney has been known for his flip-flopping over the years.  So, of ALL the issues he’s NOT going to do a complete flip-flop [...]

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Obama Care Turns One Today

March 23, 2011

Last year, the President signed Obama Care into law, dooming America to its economic and medical attack on our people.  Few should be surprised that one year later more than half the public wants it outright repealed.  The 2012 Election will be chock full of promises to allow “repeal” or “repeal and replace” or “opt-out” [...]

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Boehner’s Failure on the Budget

March 15, 2011

The words “hero” and “courage” are sometimes overused nowadays.  Neither of these words will refer to House Speaker John Boehner in this post.  The continuing resolution passed by the House 271-158 keeps the federal government running for another three weeks cutting $6 billion from the budget (I’d love to know from where!) over that time [...]

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RomneyCare’s Long Shadow

March 6, 2011

Yesterday, Mitt Romney addressed the number one problem he has among 2012 GOP primary voters:  his implementation of universal health care in Massachusetts, aka “RomneyCare”.  Well, he kind of addressed it.  He pointed out that some of RomneyCare was good, some bad, but he’d never support an ObamaCare one-size-fits-all approach to all 50 states and [...]

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Obama Administration Found in Contempt of Court

February 3, 2011

Not regarding the administration’s continued implementation of ObamaCare (you know that one’s coming, though), but for the Interior Department’s continued moratorium on deep water drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico despite a court’s ruling to the contrary!  It’s getting hard to follow this administration’s legal issues nowadays.

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Judge “Severs” Obama Care’s Head

February 2, 2011

It’s all tied up at two-a-piece:  two judges uphold Obama Care, two judges strike it down.  The House passed repeal a few weeks ago, while the Senate is poised to take up the debate, perhaps even today, emboldened by Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling on Monday.  If you haven’t had a chance to peruse Vinson’s ruling [...]

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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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38 Years of an American Silent Holocaust

January 22, 2011

Thirty-eight years ago today, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade was handed down, legalizing abortion and overturning 46 state laws which restricted it.  The “logic” of the 7-2 decision sounds almost comical when read today.  Since then, an estimated 52 million abortions have taken place in the United States either [...]

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“Replace” Legislation Begins

January 20, 2011

Yesterday’s House vote to repeal Obama Care opened the door today for suggestions on how to stop the bad parts and expand on the good parts of the law.  Keeping ideas fresh and flowing will give the public new ideas to chew on, as well as blunt arguments about the GOP doing nothing to solve [...]

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House Passes Obama Care Repeal

January 19, 2011

The vote was 245 to 189 — every Republican and three Democrats just voted to repeal the Obama Care monstrosity.  In contrast, the vote to pass Obama Care last year was 219-212, with no Republican support and with over thirty Democrats voting against its passage. Given Harry Reid’s dominion over the Senate and with Obama [...]

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Repeal Vote Back on Track

January 18, 2011

Out of deference to the victims of the Tuscon Massacre, House Republicans postponed legislative business until today, with full intentions of moving forward on repealing the “job-killing” Obama Care law.  The Dems were, of course, hoping that in the spirit of lowering the rhetoric that House Republicans would wimp out on all controversial legislation until [...]

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“RomneyCare” in Our Future

January 16, 2011

I came across this article from Investors Business Daily, written by the Pacific Research Institute’s Sally Pipes.  In it, Pipes argues that the Massachusetts health care plan installed under Governor Mitt Romney and now functioning under Mr. “Hopes and Dreams” himself Governor Deval Patrick is a preview for what will eventually happen to Obama Care. [...]

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Boehner vs. the CBO

January 6, 2011

I like how the Republicans are not getting the kid-glove treatment from anyone these days — it’s straight to the knives!   The symbolic move to repeal Obama Care is getting some on guard.  The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) scored the projected cost of NOT spending over $1 trillion over ten years for six years of [...]

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The Story of 2010

December 31, 2010

2010 seems to have flown by, but for many reasons I’m glad it’s just about gone.  As far as pinpointing the Story of the Year, I’m pretty sure the general consensus would be the President signing Obama Care into law for its contemporary weight and future implications. After the failed near trillion dollar stimulus coupled [...]

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Obama Care Hammered by Federal Judge

December 13, 2010

The individual mandate, the crux of Obama Care, the door from which the single-payer system will one day enter to permanently ruin our health care system, was ruled unconstitutional by federal judge Henry E. Hudson today.  Without the individual mandate, the main point of Obama Care falls flat and the law (like his presidency) becomes [...]

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“Quantitative Easing” Inflation Fuse was Lit Yesterday

November 4, 2010

With all the highs and lows of the last few days, a news story which seemed to have been buried by all but a few news outlets was the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy $600 billion in government bonds, with the room to buy up to $900 billion if needed.  This “quantitative easing” is an [...]

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The Fruition of McDonald’s Obama Care Threat

October 7, 2010

So, here we are:  McDonald’s spreads rumors about dumping 30,000 employees from their health insurance because of Obama Care, then in less than two weeks McDonald’s and 28 other businesses get a one-year waiver to keep their employees insured! Obama Care the law of the land, but with such glaring inconsistencies, screwy tax loopholes, complete [...]

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McDonalds Rumors on Dumping Health Care

September 30, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that due to ObamaCare, 30,000 McDonalds employees may end up losing their health care unless the fast food chain gets a government waiver.  As it turns out, McDonalds was only talking to government folks about the new regulations, not making any concrete decisions. This all got me thinking:  [...]

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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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Missouri Voters Reject Obama Care

August 4, 2010

Proposition C, prohibiting the mandatory purchasing of health care found in the new ObamaCare law, passed with 71% support in the “Show Me” state yesterday.  Missouri voters gave a resounding “NO!” to federal government coercion of average citizens to purchase a product or face penalties and fines.  Federal law will probably trump state law in [...]

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The “Public Option” Still Lurks

July 23, 2010

Of course, when Tom Harkin called the Obama Care monstrosity merely a “starter home” we all knew the push for the public option and ultimately the statist goal of a single-payer system would not be too far behind.  Well, here it is:  about 130 Democrats have put their support behind adding a public option to [...]

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HHS Backs Off Federally-Funded Abortions for Now

July 19, 2010

In lieu of the uproar last week about Obama Care’s mixed messages regarding federally funded elective abortions, the administration (or as Rush Limbaugh calls them, “the regime“) has clarified that the executive order stands and that federal funds being used for Obama Care’s high-risk insurance pools will NOT cover elective abortions. But, I don’t trust [...]

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HHS Wants to Know How Fat You Are

July 16, 2010

So, when they agreed to make health records electronic (which I think on the surface is a great idea), who knew that these records would necessarily include your BMI (body mass index) which describes one’s level of obesity? HHS knew, but don’t think this is another Obama Care “oops there it is.”  This change was [...]

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Obama Care W2 Stealth Tax Increase

July 8, 2010

I get millions of sky-is-falling Obama-is-evil email forwards, but one of them I received yesterday actually linked to a source (you’re all thinking “wow, that’s odd”)!  The forward was regarding changes to our 2011 W2 tax form that was included in HR 3590, aka Obama Care, now Public Law 111-148.  The forward directs you to [...]

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“Tanning Tax” in Full Effect

July 1, 2010

In order to support ObamaCare, two branches of our government agreed that a 10% tax on tanning services at tanning salons was sooooo necessary that it needed to be enforced by the power of law beginning today, July 1.  The government feels that over ten years this tax will generate $2.7 billion in new revenue [...]

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