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  • FCC official warns Obama-backed net neutrality plan would bring 'immediate' Internet tax

    11/17/2014 2:16:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 17, 2014
    Internet users would be forced to pay a new federal tax on their monthly bills if the government approves regulations recently endorsed by President Obama, a member of the Federal Communications Commission predicts. Commissioner Mike O'Reilly addressed what's known as "net neutrality" at a Washington seminar on Friday. That law requires telecommunications companies to pay into the FCCís ďUniversal Service FundĒ -- and would likely require the same of Internet companies. But O'Reilly says history clearly shows that the fees would quickly be ďpassed offĒ to customers, just like they are now on monthly phone bills. ďConsumers of these services...
  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Obamacare architect blasted for Ďdeliberate deceptioní

    11/11/2014 11:49:29 AM PST · by jonatron · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/11/2014 | Richard Weir
    ďThis bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Ö So itís written to do that,Ē Gruber said, suggesting ďit would not have passedĒ if the law ďmade it explicitĒ that healthy people would ďpay inĒ and the sick would get money. ďLack of transparency is a huge political advantage,Ē Gruber continued. ďCall it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I wish...
  • Yes, the Republican Obamacare Strategy Will Kill People

    11/11/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    There is a famous thought experiment called the trolley problem, and it goes like this: A runaway trolley is headed toward five people bound on the tracks. You are standing before the switch that could divert it onto another track, where it would kill only one person. Do you pull the switch? The trolley problem is the most flattering possible way to think about the conservative movementís fanatical commitment to repealing Obamacare. If they pull the switch and repeal Obamacare, or if they persuade five Republican Supreme Court justices to cripple it, they will spare America from the evils of...
  • Marriage Group Backs Liberal Dem over Gay Republican

    10/29/2014 9:22:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2014 | Michelle Moons
    In a Tuesday email to supporters entitled, "Carl DeMaio Wants You to Vote For Him, But He Totally Disrespects Your Vote," the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has followed through on a promise to "actively oppose" the candidate the GOP establishment has branded a "New Generation Republican." The email endorses voting for the incumbent Democrat, Scott Peters, even though he is "wrong on the issues."
  • Nancy Pelosi explains how to fix Obamacare: Single-payer (VIDEO)

    05/27/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 27, 2014
    Nancy Pelosi says that sheíd like to see Obamacare improved by moving to a public option or a single-payer system:
  • Medical marijuana: Here's a look at differing approaches in Minnesota House, Senate

    05/05/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-5-14 | Christopher Snowbeck
    With medical marijuana bills advancing at the Minnesota Capitol, both supporters and critics have been invoking the phrase "Wild West" when debating the merits of legislation. Without more scientific evidence about risks and benefits, the prospect of legalized medical marijuana "would be kind of like the Wild West of medicine," argued Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, during a hearing in April. In a Senate committee last week, Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, used the metaphor in a different way -- arguing that desperate patients currently face a Wild West situation of buying marijuana on the street, without knowing what they're getting. "Or...
  • Why Do Nearly All the Super Rich Support the Democrats?

    04/28/2014 8:23:32 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 38 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 4/28/2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    by Nick Sorrentino"Much has been made recently of the rich gaming the system for their own benefit. Of a new ďguilded age.Ē Socialist economist Thomas Pikettyís new book has been getting rave reviews from all over the establishment because it makes the case that very powerful people with nearly bottomless bank accounts have gamed the system and that government induced redistribution is in order. And indeed the rich have gamed the system for their benefit, but as Matthew Continetti points out, the game the super rich want to play for the most part is not one of free markets and...
  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say.

    04/21/2014 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2014 | AP Staff
    Democrats reluctant to embrace President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in this year's congressional elections may be having second thoughts now that enrollment in the program is higher than expected and cost estimates are lower. "I think Democrats have the ability to steal the health care issue back from Republicans," health care industry consultant Bob Laszewski said. "The Democratic Party can become the party of fixing Obamacare." The Congressional Budget Office said the new law will cost taxpayers $100 billion less than previously estimated. Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to "repeal and replace" the health care...
  • Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

    03/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 48 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Debbie M. Lord
    Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance. According to a CNBC story, the website crashed around 3:20 a.m. (ET) Monday. It was† still down as of 7:40 a.m.Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- commonly called Obamacare -- before facing a fine.According to the White House, more than 6 million people have signed up since the enrollment period began on Oct. 1. According to...
  • Woman shocked to find out her Facebook pictures being used in prostitution ads

    03/26/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-26-14 | Will Lerner
    21-year-old Dallas Miller received an awkward email from her friend. The White Creek, Tennessee resident was told that her face was showing up in advertisements on Backpage.com for prostitution. As WKRN ABC News 2 reports, there are some problems with this: 1) Dallas isnít a prostitute. 2) She never gave her permission to have her pictures used in ads for prostitution, because, as I just mentioned, she isnít a prostitute. Dallasí pictures show up in an ad that, in part, reads, ďbest time of your life 100% guaranteed satisfaction [phone number redacted] OUTCALL ONLY Ė 21.Ē Ms. Miller told WKRN,...
  • A Look Back At How The President Was Able To Sign ObamaCare Into Law Four Years Ago

    03/26/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 26, 2014 | by Louis Goodman and Tim Norbeck
    We have encountered many physicians and friends who donít recall or recognize just how many interesting coincidences had to fall into place for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pass both houses of Congress and gain President Obamaís signature (March 23, 2010). This post serves as an informational overview Ė a reminder Ė as to how it all happened and is not meant in any way to be a judgment on the process Ė however convoluted Ė or on the final product.
  • Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays

    03/26/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    March 26, 2014 10:44 AM Read the Complete List of Obamacare Delays By Alec Torres The Obama administration will announce its tenth Obamacare delay later today, this time extending the March 31 enrollment deadline for people who say theyíve been unable to enroll in health plans in the federal marketplace by the deadline. The extension applies to the federal exchange operating in three dozen states and is expected to last for two or three weeks. Canít remember what all the delays have been? Politico provided a helpful history of Obamacare delays from most to least recent: March 25: Final enrollment...
  • Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

    03/25/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 8:41 PM | Amy Goldstein
    The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely...
  • Obamacare Premiums Set To Double

    03/19/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    For Democrats Obamacare is the train wreck that keeps getting worse. For Republicans, itís the gift that keeps on giving. Obamacare premiums are expected to nearly double later this year. Keep in mind premiums already rose 50-400% compared to the old ďjunkĒ policies people had and liked before Obamacare. A massive price increase latter this year will more or less collapse Obamacare. We might know more about Obamacare enrollment in the next few weeks, though while the administration claims 5 million have signed up they claim not to know how many have paid. If you havenít paid, you arenít covered....
  • Obama: You Can't Keep Your Doctor

    03/14/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by gooblah · 6 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you remember -- and I've got the audio sound bites here to refresh your memory. Barack Obama lied, it's been calculated, roughly 25 times over three years. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Obamacare is not gonna affect you! You like your doctor, you like your plan, you keep it." I will maintain to you that Barack Obama would not have been reelected had he not made that lie. If people had known they weren't gonna be able...
  • Obama Mocks GOP: ĎHow Dare You Fix Things?,í ĎYouíre a Tyrantí Using Executive Action

    03/04/2014 2:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/03/14 | Craig Bannister
    On Friday, Pres. Obama mocked Republicans who complain about his use of executive actions to "fix" Obamacare without involving Congress. **SNIP** "The reason they don't do it, of course, is that we already took the best ideas that are out there about bringing down costs and covering more people. Yes, there have been some disruptions. Yes, we lost that first month out of the gate. And we've worked hard to fix problems that have come up without any cooperation from them; in fact, they've complained when we fix them. They say, how dare you fix the things we were complaining...
  • Obamacare Architect: ĎBe Prepared to Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Foreverí

    03/03/2014 4:53:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 3, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that ďinsurance companies as we know them are about to die.Ē Critics of President Barack Obamaís signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of law was to put private insurance companies out of business.
  • Coulter: New Obama Promise: If You Like Your Life, You Can Keep It

    02/19/2014 7:17:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 19, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals are winning wild praise for their candor in admitting problems with Obamacare. It shows you the level of honesty people have come to expect of our liberal friends. Now, liberals are applauded for not lying through their teeth about something. What are they supposed to say? This Obamacare website is fantastic! And really, haven't you already read all the magazines in your current doctor's office anyway? The New York Times has described Obama's repeated claim that you could keep your insurance plan and keep your doctor under Obamacare as a mere slip of the tongue: "Mr. Obama clearly misspoke...
  • Barack Obama: You can call it ĎObamacareí

    02/17/2014 8:04:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Barack Obama: You can call it ĎObamacareí By: Jose DelReal February 17, 2014 09:38 AM EST It may not be polling well, but President Barack Obama isnít too worried about the Affordable Care Actís nickname, Obamacare, or the health care lawís impact on his legacy. ďI like it. I donít mind,Ē the president told former NBA star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired Sunday about the term Obamacare. ďAnd I tell you, five years from now, when everybodyís saying, ĎMan, Iím sure glad we got health care,í there are going to be a whole bunch of people who donít...
  • Barackís Big Lie Taints All Who Touch It

    02/03/2014 6:48:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Barack Obamaís infamous 21 words about keeping our health insurance and doctors were more than just remarkable political lies that ended his public credibility. Theyíve become insidious corrupters of the entire political and journalistic infrastructure that echoed the lies and thatís left struggling to prop up the president and itself. Consider the assorted contortions and embarrassment of, respectively, a Colorado U.S. Senator, a Michigan U.S. Representative, a Colorado regulator, and journalists ranging from a Denver web pundit to the New York Times. Sen. Mark Udall, facing reelection this year, was nailed on tape echoing the Big Lie. Heís not...
  • Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize

    02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to take ownership that we messed up,‚ÄĚ former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, ‚Äúand Nancy Pelosi should say that ‚ÄĒ we messed up.‚ÄĚ Bill Clinton‚Äôs former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he‚Äôd hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi‚Äôs refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans ‚Äúis painful.‚ÄĚ Was it ever: ‚ÄúNancy Pelosi should say that ¬ó we messed up‚ĶWe have to take ownership,‚ÄĚ Davis said, indicating that admitting fault...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare incompetence ďnot my responsibilityĒ

    01/31/2014 8:09:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This appearance by Nancy Pelosi on The Daily Show starts to run off the rails almost immediately. Jon Stewart starts off by asking Pelosi about why people talk about politics rather than policy, to which Pelosi answers by ‚Ķ complaining about Republicans. Stewart doesn‚Äôt take the bait, though, and starts pressing Pelosi for answers as to why big-government politicians can‚Äôt produce competent government ‚ÄĒ and gets stunned by her admission that she can‚Äôt explain why ObamaCare failed: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Stewart said that Democrats...
  • Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

    01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-28-14 | Tal Kopan
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesnít cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care. ďIím doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,Ē Coburn said on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ on Tuesday when asked about his health. ďFortunately ó even though my new coverage wonít cover my specialist ó Iím going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.Ē The Oklahoma Republicanís spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS‚Äôs Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president‚Äôs reported desire to be ‚Äúbig.‚ÄĚ The host wondered, ‚Äú[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?‚ÄĚ Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being ‚Äúbig‚ÄĚ has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • 7 Lies Liberals Tell Young Americans

    01/18/2014 3:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Saying that life is hard is kind of like saying the sun is hot, water is wet, or noting that politicians lie a lot. It's so obvious that anyone who's paying attention already knows that it's true. That being said, life's even harder when you're working under false assumptions that have been drilled into you by your teachers, college professors, Hollywood, and politicians in D.C. Much of what liberalism drums into the young skulls full of mush simply isn't true and millions of lives have been ruined by people finding it out the hard way. The good news is that...
  • Young Liberal: As Much As I Support Obamacare, I Just Can't Afford It

    01/18/2014 4:03:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    David Kurtz of the lefty website TPM -- to his credit -- published an email he received from a young reader living in New York City. The 32-year-old correspondent wrote that much to his chagrin as an ardent backer of the president and his unpopular healthcare law, he's unable to afford its price tag. He suggests that his personal situation exemplifies the broader problems the program will have attracting the participation of young, healthy people: I'm a 32 year-old healthy male that wants, but can't afford, Obamacare. I think the law is a step in the right direction, it just...
  • Michael Moore: The Obamacare We Deserve

    01/02/2014 7:56:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/2013 | Michael Moore, Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
    <p>TODAY marks the beginning of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Actís new insurance exchanges, for which two million Americans have signed up. Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful.</p>
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • Sebelius: Yes, Some Will Pay More for Health Insurance Under Obamacare

    12/17/2013 8:40:44 AM PST · by Hoodat · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/2013 - 09:00 | Daniel Harper
    On a recent trip to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that, yes, some people will be paying more for health insurance under Obamacare:Sebelius Admits Americans Could Pay More For Insurance Due To Oba . . ."More back tracking now from the Obama administration admitting that some Americans will pay more for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act," said the Florida news anchor. "During a visit to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped at a local library to talk to local residents about enrolling on the health insurance website. She also acknowledged that...
  • State can seize your assets to pay for care after youíre forced into Medicaid by Obamacare

    12/16/2013 9:55:56 PM PST · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    My, this is an unpleasant consequence of Obamacare.
  • Sebelius: People Who Lost Plans ĎThrilled with the Choices Now Available to Themí

    12/12/2013 10:23:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 11, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The millions of Americans who received termination notices for their insurance policies are ďthrilledĒ that they now have other options on the exchanges, saus HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The cancellations allowed people to be ďunlocked from a policyĒ that most actually didnít want, she explained during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. ďA lot of individuals who received cancellation notices are thrilled with the choices that are now available to them.Ē(continued)
  • Sen. Landrieuís first ad: ďWhat I said to the president is, you told them you could keep itĒ

    12/11/2013 2:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    While certain Democrats remain undaunted in their insistence that the whole lot of ‚Äėem are totally, absolutely, unequivocally going to be running on ObamaCare in 2014 and using it ‚Äúas an advantage,‚ÄĚ other Democrats are clearly feeling a little more‚Ķ well, daunted. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO When Sen. Landrieu learned that individuals who liked their health insurance could no longer keep it, despite the President‚Äôs promise, she wrote legislation to insure that the promise was kept. As a result, the President issued guidance allowing states and insurance companies to renew individual health plans for another year. Dang. This...
  • No Free Lunch After All!

    12/10/2013 11:50:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The late, great Milton Friedman used to say, there's no such thing as a free lunch. The ancient Romans had another pointed saying: "Quod erat demonstrandum," meaning, roughly, remember now what I told you, doofus? To put it another way, is there room for surprise in the report that high deductibles may contribute to making Obamacare something less than the divine blessing its authors meant it to be? For all the comforting promises out of D.C., relayed to the general public with profound sweetness, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Someone always pays. To believe otherwise is a)...
  • Provision in Obamacare Likely to Force Up Cost of Many Family Plans

    12/01/2013 8:45:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In an ongoing trend, unrelated to Obamacare, companies have been passing on more and more healthcare costs to employees. However, an ACA gotcha has impacted the way costs are passed on, with families taking a bigger hit than individuals at many companies. Please consider Companies Prepare to Pass More Health Costs to Workers. Many employers are betting that the Affordable Care Act's requirement that all Americans have health insurance starting in 2014 will bring more people into their plans who have previously opted out. That, along with other rising expenses, is prompting companies to raise workers' premium contributions, steer them...
  • Nancy Pelosi: I'm Not Apologizing Because Obama Didn't Lie

    11/16/2013 6:17:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Politix ^ | 11/15/13 | Mary Noble
    Obama has apologized for claiming "if you like your health plan you can keep it," but Democrats to his left are standing their ground. Nancy Pelosi was unrepentant at a press conference on Friday, Politico reports. She said Obama had no need to apologize because his claim was "absolutely" precise. "There's nothing in the Affordable Care Act that says that your insurance company should cancel you," she told reporters. "That's not what the Affordable Care Act is about. It simply didn't happen."
  • Employee accuses Planned Parenthood of committing bait-and-switch abortions

    11/14/2013 4:46:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    For several days Iíve been relaying nefarious inside information from current and former employees about the Planned Parenthood Keystone affiliate in Pennsylvania (i.e., unsanitary conditions, slave wages and exorbitant healthcare premiums, and ridiculous patient charges). On November 12, a worker at Planned Parenthood Allentown wrote this comment about yet another apparent wrong being committed by PP Keystone: bait-and-switch abortions. Here in Allentown when abortion patients show up half of them donít know we donít offer general anesthesia. Talk about informed consent. If they knew that they would all go to Allentown Womenís Center a city over. By the time they...
  • 1 born every minute: Study says Americans can't spot scams

    11/10/2013 10:49:40 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/12/13 | By Mitch Lipka
    1 born every minute: Study says Americans can't spot scams A study by an investment regulatory group finds that a large percentage of Americans can't spot even obvious attempts at separating them from their money. By Mitch Lipka Hey consumers and investors, it's time to get your game on. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation made some disturbing findings about your ability to figure out when someone is trying to rip you off. First, let's be clear. People are trying to rip you off. More than 80% of those surveyed said they had received solicitations to buy into a potential scam....
  • Seniors lose insurance and doctors under Obamacare [Thank you, AARP /sarc]

    11/08/2013 6:43:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2013 | Evan Gahr
    Retired chemist Edward Schokowitz was incredulous when he received a letter from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey early last month saying his Medicare Advantage Plan, which had no premium, would be eliminated next year.ďThey took all the senior citizens and threw us out of the plan. They now want to give us the same plan for $153 [per month],Ē he told the Daily Caller. ďThe President said you canít be kicked out of your plan. He lies.ĒSchokowitz is one of many Medicare beneficiaries now learning that ó like Americans who buy insurance on the individual market ó...
  • Figures. Obama Flies to Texas to Thank Alinsky Group For Their Support

    11/07/2013 2:27:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/7/13 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama flew to Dallas, Texas on Wednesday to promote his troubled Obamacare program. He also wanted to defend the Obamacare navigators who work on Obamacare in Dallas.Barack Obama flew to Texas to thank members of an Alinsky-founded group for their support. (Yahoo)During his visit Barack Obama thanked members of the†Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) a group professing to be an interdenominational Christian group. DAI is actually a front group for the Industrial Areas Foundation, which was founded by Saul Alinsky. †The group†plans on distributing 100,000 copies of the DAI health care booklet in the Dallas area.DAI purports to be a...
  • CARSON: If you love America, get informed

    11/06/2013 9:57:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    As a child in elementary school, I was the epitome of an underachiever. You could always count on me to get the lowest score on a test, because I lacked even the basic knowledge of an unsophisticated street kid. I secretly admired the smart children in school and wondered how they always seemed to know the answers to any question the teachers would ask. I would have been doomed to failure but my mother, who was a domestic, keenly observed that her employers did a great deal of reading. She determined that my brother and I would become avid readers...
  • Obama denies Ďyou can keep ití videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that ďif you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.Ē (snip)
  • Texas single momís Ďthanks a lotí letter to Obama goes viral

    11/04/2013 9:46:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    An average Texas single momís letter ďthankingĒ President Obama for Obamacare, and all that it entails, has gone viral. Yolanda (Lana) Vestal posted the letter on her Facebook page, and what started out as a way to vent, became a way for others to share frustration over Obamacare. The single mother of two blasts the president for increased taxes and lavish vacations. The post has received over 63,000 ďshares,Ē according to FreePatriot.org.
  • ďWhat Difference Does It MakeĒ? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just donít see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old ďbait and switchĒ.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION: Obama DUPED America into implementing Obamacare [Vanity]

    11/01/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 17 replies
    November 1, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    FReepers, we are looking at perhaps one of most epic acts of 'bait and switch' ever perpetrated on the American people. Thought the Fast & Furious, IRS, NSA, DOJ spying on Fox News, and Benghazi scandals were bad? The Obama administration's crime of willfully misrepresenting Obamacare in order to get the public to support it and Congress to pass it is perhaps the most deeply personal 'bait and switch' in all of American history, ever. No political scandal in our history has affected each and every one of us as deeply and personally by triggering the loss of our current...
  • CNN: Sebelius Falsely Claimed She's Not Eligible for ObamaCare

    10/30/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/13 | John Nolte
    As CNN points out, that is simply false: Sebelius is actually legally allowed to get insurance over the exchange but she would have to forego the employer contribution to her premiums. In the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, that employer contribution accounts for a majority of her premiums. In order to get a private health insurance plan through Obamacare, Sebelius would have to pass up what surely amounts to more than $10,000 in annual compensation.
  • Sebelius Apologizes for Health Siteís Malfunctions

    10/30/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 30, 2013 | ROBERT PEAR
    Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, apologized Wednesday for the frustration that millions of Americans have experienced while trying to shop for insurance on the HealthCare.gov website, even as she defended the problem-plagued rollout of President Obamaís health care law and tried to explain the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of individual insurance policies. Ms. Sebelius, fighting for her political life at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said she was ďas frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of HealthCare.gov.Ē Ms. Sebelius said she was ultimately responsible for ďthis debacle,Ē including...
  • Live Thread: HHS Secretary Testifies on HealthCare.gov Enrollment Issues

    10/30/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 474 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | 10.30.13 | C-span
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on the hill, Wednesday, concerning healthcare.govís problems since its October 1 rollout. Sheíll answer questions before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. This is the committeeís second hearing related to the website problems. Last week, four government contractors hired to help build the site testified. Tuesday, Marilyn Tavener, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, appeared before the Ways & Means Committee. CMS is responsible for setting up the federal marketplace for insurance exchanges and the Medicaid expansion. Rep. Fred Upton chairs the committee and Rep. Henry Waxman serves as Ranking...
  • Bill Maher: Obama Had to Lie to ĎStupiderí Americans

    10/30/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/30/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    On Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, guest Bill Maher openly admitted Obama ďliedĒ about Americans keeping their insurance plans, but insisted that he had to because of unified Republican oppositionóand the increasingly ďstupiderĒ American public. Morgan trotted Maher on†for a number of political issues, including the Obamacare meltdown and the most recent episode in the NSA scandal saga. Morgan opened†by asking Maher if the scandal-failure-filled week was ďany worse than itís always been?Ē Maher said, in essence,†yes: Well, I think the country in general is on a decline. Rather than citing the failure of the administration though, Maherís explained†he believes...