Add Labor Unions to the list of people concerned about the implementation of Obamacare. Labor is now publicly “balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results could be catastrophic.”
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) with a membership of 1.3 million are “worried about how the reform law will affect its members’ healthcare plans.” Last month, [...]
In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice [...]
Congress approved US President Barack Obama’s hallmark health care bill nearly three years ago, but only in the coming weeks will Americans finally start to see the real price of the program.
A whole new slew of taxes are expected to be imposed starting January 1 to help pay for the health care plan, and that isn’t sitting pretty with some high-income households, or even the medical industry.
There will be a [...]
From Global Economic Trend Analysis:
The Wall Street Journal has a nice interactive map that lets you “Make Your Own Deficit-Reduction Plan.”
I balanced the budget easily without doing things that I think need to be done, such as eliminating the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, slashing military spending by 35%, etc., etc.
Under the category of “revenue increases,” I clicked everything except…
Repeal health care coverage
Add a government run health care plan
A week after losing the presidential election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies — including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the [...]
A top Democrat strategist and donor who served as President Obama’s lead auto-industry adviser recently conceded that the rationing of heath services under Obamacare is “inevitable.”
Steven Rattner advocated that such rationing should target elderly patients, while stating, “We need death panels.”
Rattner serves on the board the New America Foundation, or NAF, a George Soros-funded think tank that was instrumental in supporting Obamacare in 2010. Soros’ son, financier Jonathan Soros, is [...]
I first met Mitt Romney in 2005. I was very impressed. I described him in this magazine as “informal, conversational, enthusiastic and speedy.” Mitt Romney? Yes, indeed. But then, we were talking about something he really believed in, or seemed to: his universal health care plan for Massachusetts, which included an individual mandate–an idea I’d admired since it was proposed by Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation in 1989. Romney’s [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Sign up or pay up. The City of Chicago is urging its employees and their eligible spouses to join the city’s “innovative wellness program,” or else pay an additional $50 a month for their health care plan.
“Our program will change lives, make our workforce healthier, and save taxpayers money,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday. “It will only work if people join, and I’m so pleased to report [...]
Yovany Gonzalez, a mortgage broker, fired three days before his daughter MacKenzie had a costly cancer operation
The operation was canceled before a charity came to the rescue
McKenzie died in March 2011
Wells Fargo shareholders split $16bn in profits last year
Bank denies allegations that dismissal correlated to health care costs
Wells Fargo fired an employee over the cost of treating his daughter’s terminal cancer with company health care coverage, according to a lawsuit [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years.
Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan because under the Patient [...]
Lobbyists from Coca-Cola and other big soda companies have met with mayoral candidates and City Council members. Canvassers hired by the beverage industry are stopping New Yorkers on the street to solicit signatures on petitions. Facebook and Twitter pages tell readers to “say no to a #sodaban.”
Confronting a high-profile attack on its fizzy products, the American soft-drink industry is beginning an aggressive campaign to fight New York City’s proposed restrictions [...]
Barack Obama faces one of the deciding moments of his presidency this week as the Supreme Court is set to announce whether or not his flagship healthcare overhaul is constitutional.
And while the White House seems to be leaking information left, right and centre, the court has managed to keep its ruling a secret for months.
America’s nine Supreme Court justices officially voted on the plan more than two months ago – [...]
The White House and other Democratic surrogates have been confidently predicting that the Supreme Court will uphold Obamacare in its ruling later this month. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that just yesterday.
But last night at fundraiser, Obama talked openly about the prospect of having to do it all over again, according to a report from Bloomberg.
President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue [...]
President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue in a second term, a position at odds with his publicly expressed confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to three Democratic activists.
As he previewed his agenda for donors at a May 14 fundraiser, Obama said he may be forced to try to revise parts of his health-care plan, [...]
By E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: May 24
To secure his standing as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney has disowned every sliver of moderation in his record. He’s moved to the right on tax cuts and twisted himself into a pretzel over the health-care plan he championed in Massachusetts — because conservatives are no longer allowed to acknowledge that government can improve citizens’ lives.
Romney is simply following the lead of [...]
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he advised President Obama against taking up health care reform following a special election in 2010 that changed Democrats’ fortunes in the Senate, saying that he should have instead turned his focus to financial reform.
Frank referenced former President Bill Clinton and his failed health care plan from the 1990s. “Obama made the same mistake Clinton made,” Frank said in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine. “When [...]
Terence P. Jeffrey
March 29, 2012
In oral arguments in the Supreme Court this week over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care plan’s requirement that individuals must buy health insurance, Justice Antonin Scalia posed to Obama’s solicitor general a fundamental question that the mandate raises about the nature of the U.S. government.
“If the government can do this, what else can it not do?” asked Scalia.
Scalia asked the question in the [...]
It is a tad unfortunate that just days after the White House embraced the term“Obamacare” – previously regarded on the Left as a pejorative label – a majority of thenine Supreme Court justices have given strong indications they will rule it unconstitutional.
Even more ironic is that the justices, or five of them at least, look like they might force President Barack Obama back to the drawing board partly on the basis of [...]
I typically use unbiased or progressive sources for my news and politics, so for one week i decided to limit myself to conservative shows on Fox and websites like the DrudgeReport. I had of course seen clips from Fox shows and even caught an episode or two years ago but I hadn’t sat down for multiple episodes in a row like a true fan.
My thesis going into my little experiment [...]
Obama deals in “typical Washington political gamesmanship that has gotten us exactly nowhere”
January 25, 2012
Describing president Obama’s State Of The Union Speech as “rhetoric” and “bragging”, GOP presidential candidate Ron paul said in a statement today that “Instead of offering solutions to the problems our country faces, the President was intent on delivering a campaign speech.”
The Congressman added that Obama’s speech dealt “in the typical Washington political gamesmanship that [...]
From the Ron Paul 2012 website:
“Tonight, President Obama once again showed that he does not represent the fundamental change this country needs. Instead of offering solutions to the problems our country faces, the President was intent on delivering a campaign speech, further dealing in the typical Washington political gamesmanship that has gotten us exactly nowhere close to improving the lives of the American people.
“In a speech where much of the rhetoric [...]
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In October 2009, the national unemployment rate was 10 percent, a national health care plan was at the center of debate over the cost of entitlements in an indebted nation and bank bailouts had launched a brand new political movement called the Tea Party.
So when the White House decided to host an extravagant, Hollywood-created Halloween Party decorated by Tim Burton and featuring Johnny Depp in his Mad Hatter role from Burton’s acclaimed [...]
Jon Stewart doesn’t know what Obama believes in, calls president’s health-care plan a ‘clusterf—’
Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 4:00 AM
Jon Stewart sounds smart even when he’s not being a smart ass.
In a surprisingly serious interview with Rolling Stone, “The Daily Show” anchor talks about his disappointment with President Obama, the Democrats’ gutless bumbling of the debt-ceiling debate and why CNN reminds him of a plate of “grits [...]
By Seth McLaughlin
- The Washington Times
Republican presidential contender Ron Paul, for the second day in a row, criticized Rick Perry’s record as a conservative and cast the Texas governor as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
In an open letter to the Perry camp, Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton hammers the three-term governor’s record and accuses Mr. Perry of acting like a Democrat during his long political career.
Participants hand in resumes and talk with employers at a job fair in Washington last month.
President Obama’s $300 billion jobs package is unlikely to be large enough for Democrats, bold enough for independents, or palatable to Republicans, even though a broad consensus exists on the basic sense of its policies. That means that it might not create a single job, no matter how [...]
SEATTLE — The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its workforce by 20 percent and to withdraw from the federal health and retirement plans because it believes it could provide benefits at a lower cost.
The layoffs would be achieved in part by breaking labor agreements, a proposal that drew swift fire from postal unions. The plan would require congressional approval but, if [...]
By John Stanton
Roll Call Staff
June 16, 2011, 10:52 p.m.
While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’ generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime.
According to an analysis of his available benefits by the National Taxpayers Union, the New York Democrat’s pension [...]
In Texas there is a town called New Braunfels, where there is a large German-speaking population.
One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher’s stock pond. The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: “Sehr angenehm!
Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben dahin gesheissen.” Which means: (“Glad to [...]
By Ezra Klein
(Toshiyuki Aizawa – BLOOMBERG) America is mired in three wars. The past decade was the hottest on record. Unemployment remains stuck near 9 percent, and there’s a small, albeit real, possibility that the U.S. government will default on its debt. So what’s dominating the news? A reality-television star who can’t persuade anyone that his hair is real is alleging that the president of [...]
cash for clunkers – this was macroeconomic fiscal policy to save your country’s auto-industry and its employees. More debt for individual is personal finance that each individual needed to decide. Government spent tax money to provide/promote private consumption to increase demands. Obviously a lot of people liked it and used it to replace their old gas guzzilers and helped some to auto-industry. Well, you need to understand also that consumer’s [...]
A new survey it released today finds 49 percent of Americans favor their state suing the federal government to fight the requirement in the new national health care plan that every American must obtain health insurance. Just 37 percent disagree and 14 percent are undecided.
Seventy-two percent of Republicans and 58% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor such lawsuits. Sixty-five percent of Democrats are opposed to them.
What stands [...]