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  • Post-Obamacare Reform That Works for Workers and Employers

    11/22/2014 8:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John Graham
    Judging by the midterm election results, the American public hasn’t forgotten President Obama’s broken promise that “if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan.” The good news for healthcare is that the fallout has disrupted the political status quo so much that a partially patient-centered healthcare reform may be possible soon after the president leaves office. Even partial reform could bring welcomed relief to millions who lost their health plans. In a study released in October, Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski of The Heritage Foundation calculate that 3.8 million people lost benefits from their jobs...
  • ANCA: Obama ‘Once Again’ Retreats From His Promise to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    04/29/2014 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 28, 2014 - 5:44 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama has “once again” broken his promise and retreated from officially recognizing the genocide of 1.4 million Armenians by the Turkish government in 1915-18 on this year’s April 24 “Armenian Remembrance Day,” said the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). “While we do note that the president chose to join in today’s national remembrance, we remain profoundly disappointed that he has, once again, retreated from his own promises and fallen short of the principled stand taken by previous presidents,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian in an April 24 press release. “It’s a sad spectacle to see our...
  • Quinn tells lawmakers to make 'hard choice' on keeping tax hike (another broken promise)

    03/26/2014 7:48:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/26/2014 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today proposed making permanent the temporary income tax increase he signed into law three years ago, fully framing the debate over his fall re-election bid against Republican Bruce Rauner who wants the tax hike rolled back. Delivering his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Quinn sought to offer some sweeteners for keeping the tax increase—including a doubling of the tax credit for lower-income workers and offering a flat $500 property tax rebate to benefit homeowners. "As a result of our hard work to restore fiscal stability -- from spending reductions to pension...
  • Have You Seen the New Time Magazine Cover?

    11/23/2013 11:16:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Now that the Big Lie has been exposed for everyone to see, it’s going to take some time for it to sufficiently sink in. I imagine most low-information voters who don’t follow politics regularly -- the obvious exception being people who’ve already been negatively impacted by the Affordable Care Act -- aren’t too familiar with the president’s now-broken “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” pledge. That will all change soon enough. Now, of course, when Americans head to the grocery store -- or perhaps to their local pharmacy -- this cover will...
  • No Confidence: House Passes 'Keep Your Plan' Bill; 39 Democrats Ignore WH Veto Threat

    11/15/2013 3:33:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill this afternoon that is literally named after Barack Obama's most famous presidential promise. He has threatened to veto it, natch -- even though his own bogus and legally questionable administrative "fix" purports to accomplish many of the legislation's goals. (Reminder: Neither Obama's plan, nor any of the legislative solutions, are actually viable). Dozens of frightened Democrats shook loose from Nancy Pelosi's arm-twisting and voted with a nearly unanimous GOP caucus to send the "Keep Your Plan" Act to the Senate. Your move, Harry: Thirty-nine House Democrats on Friday broke ranks to support...
  • Surprise: WH Likely to Whiff on Do-Over Obamacare Deadline

    11/13/2013 2:11:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Guy Benson
    If you've read this, or this, or this, or this, today's Washington Post report is hardly a shocking bulletin: Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according to an official with knowledge of the project. The insurance exchange is balking when more than 20,000 to 30,000 people attempt to use it at the same time — about half its intended capacity, said the official, who spoke on the condition...
  • AP: Actually, Obamacare's Exchanges Won't 'Operate Like Travelocity' After All

    07/26/2013 8:20:03 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 26, 2013 | Guy Benson
    You don't say. Another Obamacare distortion goes boom. No, not the "you can keep your doctor" charade; the repeated-ad-nauseam "it'll be like Travelocity" one. The Associated Press reports: You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But many people will end up with something more mundane than online shopping, like a call to the help desk. Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live on...
  • Asking for Trust, Evading Verification

    04/15/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 2 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jerry Kammer
    A Chronology of Border Patrol and DHS Positions on Border Security Metrics In a March 26 breakfast meeting with Washington reporters, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Congress should not include border security metrics as a prerequisite or "trigger" in immigration reform legislation to grant legal status to about 11 million people living in the country illegally. "Relying on one thing as a so-called trigger is not the way to go", Napolitano said. "There needs to be certainty in the bill so that people know when they can legalize and then when a pathway to citizenship … would open up."...
  • Photo: 20,000 Pages of Obamacare Regulations

    03/12/2013 5:55:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Late last week, Obamacare regulators added more than 800 pages to an ever-growing document that will govern your healthcare. The bureaucrats' work product now prints out to 20,000 pages -- nearly eight times the length of the infamous original bill: That tower is already taller than Kobe Bryant (see update), and much of the law hasn't even gone into effect yet. According to the Government Accountability Office, Obamacare is projected to add $6.2 trillion to the nation's long-term deficits, despite presidential assurances that it wouldn't add a "single dime" to our red ink:
  • Digital Medical Hubris

    01/15/2013 5:34:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Now the other shoes begin to drop. Voters knew in November that many of the promises Obama made in 2008 had been broken. The economy had not revived as he had promised it would ("or we'll be talking about a one-term proposition"). He has not "changed the tone in Washington" -- except for the worse. He didn't prevent lobbyists from holding positions in his administration. He didn't cut the deficit in half; he increased it radically. But voters apparently decided that the president deserved credit for good intentions. How long will that indulgence last? The next four years, whatever else...
  • Black and White Standards

    10/31/2012 7:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    The Washington Post (10/25/2012), in giving President Barack Obama an endorsement for another four years, wrote, "Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but the key questions are who could better lead the country during the next four years -- and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a more sound financial footing." The suggestion appears to be that a president is not to be held accountable to his promises and past record and that his past record is no indication of his future behavior. Possibly, the Washington Post people believe that a...
  • Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut (Another Obama lie!)

    10/28/2012 4:49:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/24/2012 | ibd
    During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370. What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they...
  • Must-Watch Vid: Still Thinking About Voting for Obama?

    10/25/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT · by ilgipper · 39 replies
    IJReview.com | 10/25/12
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHsb17MRAj8&sns=em
  • A Few Questions I'd like To See President Obama Answer

    10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I can only scratch the surface here, but the following are a few of the questions I would like to see President Obama answer in a debate. Mr. President, your confidante Valerie Jarrett once said: "There's nobody more self-critical than President Obama. Part of the burden of being so bright is that he sees his error immediately." If that is accurate, sir, why do you feel it took you so long to realize you were shellacked in the first debate, and why did you still bitterly cling to that error days afterward, saying that if people would read the transcript,...
  • Obama, the Great Divider

    09/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    It was the commitment at the core of Barack Obama's candidacy, the most important promise he made to the American people: He would unify a divided nation. Again and again, he vowed to repair the political breach. To end the bitter polarization of American life, to do away with "slash-and-burn" politics that "tear us apart instead of bringing us together" -- above all else, that was the hope and the change he offered. At every milestone in Obama's journey to the White House -- from the keynote address in Boston that put him on the national radar screen to his...
  • Obama breaks promise to teen campaign volunteers by uninviting them to his speech

    09/05/2012 7:27:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama breaks promise to teen campaign volunteers by uninviting them to his speech ABC News reports:A pair of teenagers volunteered for 18 hours on the Obama campaign this summer to earn their golden tickets to President Obama’s big speech at the Bank of America stadium Thursday night.Today Madeline Frank, 16, and her brother Koby, 14, were told they’ve been disinvited and their tickets are no longer valid because the location of Obama’s speech was moved from the 73,000 seat open air Bank of America Stadium to the smaller TimeWarner Cable Arena, which can hold about 21,000....
  • Promises, Promises

    07/07/2012 2:55:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 16, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    Barack Obama has an accountability problem. It’s not simply that during the 2008 campaign he made extravagant promises to heal the planet, slow the rise of the oceans, end political divisions in America, and usher in an era of hope and change. It’s that as a candidate and in the early days of his presidency, Obama and his top aides made a series of very specific promises on a range of issues. As a candidate, Obama promised to create five million new energy jobs alone, claimed that by the end of his first term his health care plan would “bring...
  • How about this way to run government?

    05/24/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum
    What would happen if government operated the way successful businesses do? An entrepreneurial business realizes that disappointing customers will disappoint the bottom line as well. Create enough disappointed customers and the business fails. That’s why smart businesses don’t build disappointment into what they promise customers. They under-promise and over-deliver...
  • “Demagoguery” is not too strong of a word to describe Obama’s speech

    04/06/2012 5:56:36 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 5, 2012 | National Review
    In President Obama’s address to the Associated Press Luncheon on Wednesday, he claimed that he is preventing disaster. Republican congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts would still allow publicly held debt to increase by $5.5 trillion over the next ten years, but to Obama, they mean Americans will be dying from starvation and defenseless from hurricanes and other natural disasters. “Demagoguery” is not too strong of a word to describe Obama’s speech. Two million mothers and young children will be left without “access to healthy food.” Violent crime will soar and illegal aliens will flood across our borders because of...
  • Obama’s Broken Deficit Promise (Obama is a bald-face liar)

    02/14/2012 2:31:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    abc ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jake Tapper
    “This is big,” wrote White House director of new media Macon Phillips in a February 23, 2009 blog post, ”the President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we’ve inherited. And we’ll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.” Indeed, President Obama did make that promise that day, saying, “today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve...
  • Obama's '60 Minutes' Interview Gives Grading on a Curve New Meaning

    12/13/2011 3:58:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    The most disturbing aspect of President Obama's "60 Minutes" interview is how sincere he sounded when misrepresenting his record. I'm not sure whether I would prefer that he be lying or self-deluded, but there's plenty of each to go around. Obama is a left-wing ideologue, a true believer, who is convinced that his agenda is mandated by a superior moral imperative (from who knows where) and that it must be advanced irrespective of the consequences, because no matter how bad they might be, they would have been worse without his agenda. Indeed, such is his blind faith that his policy...
  • Obama Has a Knack for Ticking off America's Friends

    11/17/2011 5:49:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2011 | Michael Barone
    The election of Barack Obama, we were told, would bring new respect and friendship for America in the world. No longer would we be led by a Texas cowboy ignorant of and indifferent to world opinion. Instead, we would have a visionary leader sympathetic to the governments and peoples of the world. But Obama's best moments in foreign policy have been when he follows the leads of predecessors. In his twice-postponed trip to Australia this week, he will reportedly announce that a U.S. Navy base will be opened there. That cements ties already strengthened by George W. Bush and previous...
  • If Obama Had Kept His Campaign Promises, We Wouldn't Have a Deficit Today

    04/14/2011 8:07:00 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    President Obama pledged Wednesday "to act boldly now" on the huge deficits. But alas his newly revealed budget for 2012 is no better at cutting the deficit than was his first attempt just two months ago. Yes, we do indeed need to act boldly. With deficits accumulating to $4.3 trillion during over his first three years as president and another $10.4 trillion projected over the next decade, time is not on our side. As it is, the president not only pushed for the increased spending but also has fought budget cuts at each step along the way. And the initial...
  • Investor group asks court to force state building sale

    03/11/2011 4:44:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/11/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown pulled the plug last month on selling 11 state office properties to raise $1.2 billion in cash, but the investor group in line to buy the buildings has fired back this week with a lawsuit asking for the deal to proceed. California First LP announced today that it filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court asserting that the state failed to meet its contractual obligations when Brown halted the building sale. The group said that California, under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, had committed to sell the buildings and was required to follow through. It is asking for...
  • AP: Obamacare Won’t Hold Down Costs and you can’t Keep your Plan

    01/26/2011 7:48:22 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2011 | Associated Press
    Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent economic expert told Congress on Wednesday. The landmark legislation probably won't hold costs down, and it won't let everybody keep their current health insurance if they like it, Chief Actuary Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee. His office is responsible for independent long-range cost estimates.
  • Most Americans Don't Want the Health Care Law That Was Passed and Efforts to Repeal It Must Continue

    01/21/2011 3:51:07 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Americans are unhappy with ObamaCare. The House’s 245-189 vote to repeal ObamaCare on Wednesday was never really in doubt. In fact, The latest Rasmussen survey shows that 55 percent of Americans want ObamaCare repealed, the same number that showed up in polls when people voted in early November. Seventy five percent of Americans want the law changed. The repeal measure now goes to the Senate. But despite holding a majority in the Senate, Democrats are refusing to hold a vote and publicly support the law. The public opposition shouldn't come as a surprise as the health care law signed by...
  • ELCA, Board of Pensions Respond to Lawsuit on Annuity Payment Reductions

    01/14/2011 8:40:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The churchwide organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the ELCA Board of Pensions responded publicly to a Dec. 3 lawsuit filed against them in a Minnesota state court by four plaintiffs. The plaintiffs claim the ELCA Board of Pensions acted improperly to reduce annuity payments to retirees participating in an annuity retirement fund. The suit was filed in a district court in Hennepin County, Minn., by the Rev. Arthur F. Haimerl, the Rev. Benjamin A. Johnson and two former pastors, Larry D. Cartford and Dr. Ronald A. Lundeen. Named as defendants were the...
  • ObamaCare Nightmare - 310 Lies & Broken Promises

    01/12/2011 5:47:21 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 1 replies
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 1/12/10 | Peter Andrew
    We thought it would be helpful to compile a single article listing all of the broken promises, lies, flip-flops and scandals related to the Healthcare Reform Bill, the ObamaCare Nightmare, in one place. From his first healthcare lie... Obama’s Big Fat Trillion Lie – War on Fat People 12/13/2007 – From FactCheck.org: “Obama: “If we went back to the obesity rates that existed in 1980, that would save the Medicare system a trillion dollars.” ...if obesity rates returned to “rates that existed in 1980? they would be cut in half, and that in turn would imply that Medicare and Medicaid...
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger exits with some big successes

    12/28/2010 8:13:41 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 5+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/28/10 | Carla Marinucci, Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Political Writers
    As he bounded toward the stage to address Californians for the first time as governor-elect, Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed stunned at being catapulted from superstar to leader of the world's eighth-largest economy during the historic 2003 recall election. "Only in America," he whispered to reporters before hitting the spotlight. Only in California is more like it: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was still in a loincloth and killing bad guys with a sword as "Conan the Barbarian" in the early 1980s when Jerry Brown was finishing his second term as governor. Only in California could such a political newcomer charge into the governor's...
  • Obama Lies List Hits 1800!

    12/02/2010 6:04:06 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 7 replies
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 12/2/2010 | Peter Andrew
    <p>You can see the entire amazing list (Hundreds you have never heard about!)with links below. …Most recent items are always listed on the highest page number. Updates almost daily.</p> <p>If you like the list, you'll love the book!</p>
  • Even His Supporters Are Noticing: Obama Never Fails To Disappoint

    06/19/2010 10:11:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 902+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    I believe it was Jean Giraudoux who first said, "Only the mediocre are always at their best." Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre. His speech on oil was no better or worse than his speech on race. Yet the Obammyboppers who once squealed with delight are weary of last year's boy band. At the end of the big Oval Office address, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC gang jeered the president. For a bewildered Obama, it must have felt like his Ceausescu balcony...
  • Obama Administration Broken Promises, Lies, Flip-Flops and Scandals - List hits Count of 1,400!!

    05/07/2010 7:14:31 AM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 4 replies · 316+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 5/7/10 | Peter Andrew
    "The legacy of President Barack Obama will be one of lies. The Official Obama Administration Scandals List, a compilation of Obama Administration lies, broken promises, flip-flops and scandals, has just hit a whopping total of 1,400 items! The latest on the list? Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that promise of “creating or saving” hundreds of thousands of teacher jobs is out the window. So much for all that talk of how great the stimulus would be for teachers!..." SEE THE REST OF THE LIST…most recent items on highest page number. PAGE TWENTY FIVE #1,301-1,400 - - This page featured...
  • Obama Hides The Facts Behind His Style

    04/17/2010 12:03:43 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 14 replies · 694+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/17/10 | CaroleL
    At a recent Democratic Party fundraiser, President Barack Obama claimed to have cut taxes and therefore was "amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes." He added, "You would think they would be saying thank you." Instantly the video was playing everywhere and everyone was horrified or thrilled (depending on their political persuasion) at the president's mocking tone and obvious contempt for the Tea Party protesters. As usual with Mr. Obama, the truth is intentionally lost in his rhetoric and his polarizing brand of "charm".
  • New Obama Book: Legacy of Lies!

    04/03/2010 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 11 replies · 455+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 4/3/2010 | Peter Andrew
    Legacy of Lies – The 2009 Obama Administration New Book Tallies Broken Promises, Flip-Flops, Lies and Scandals! PRESS RELEASE Milwaukee, WI – February, 2010 – Hundreds of news reports reviewing President Barack H. Obama’s performance contain the same two words: Broken Promises. It remains a theme in news reports to this day. Will this be the President’s legacy? Conservative American Peter Andrew thinks so. He’s written a brand new book entitled, “Legacy of Lies – The 2009 Obama Administration.” The book features an amazing list of 924 broken promises, flip-flops, lies and scandals from Team Obama... Far from a political...
  • The President's Oil Drilling Bait-N-Switch

    03/31/2010 3:57:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 542+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | STEVE MILLOY
    So President Obama says he's for more offshore oil drilling. Does he really mean it? Would it matter if he did? Addressing the latter question first, consider President George W. Bush called for offshore drilling in June 2008, when gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon and Congress was less Democrat-controlled than today. Nothing happened — well, that's not exactly true. Offshore drilling advocates were ecstatic in July 2008 when they thought a deal had been reached with green groups to permit drilling off Santa Barbara, Calif. — the first since the January 1969 oil spill there. New Hampshire Union Leader...
  • 3 Republicans Break Promise Against FY2011 Earmarks

    03/29/2010 3:05:12 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 47 replies · 1,144+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 29, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Monday, March 29, 2010 3 Republicans Break Promise Against FY2011 Earmarks Posted by: Meredith Jessup at 3:01 PM Three House Republicans have ignored their caucus' ban on requesting earmarks this year.  Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., has requested projects totaling more than $500 million for his district.  In addition, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, have also requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks despite the party's moratorium. 
  • Obama's Health Care Bill Is Not What He Promised

    03/29/2010 12:38:20 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 12 replies · 954+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Would Barack Obama and the Democrats have won in 2008 if he had promised what he ended up doing: to dramatically increase government spending and deficits, raise taxes on the middle class, hide special deals on health care, and make it impossible for people to keep their current doctors and health insurance plans? . . .
  • Obamacare bait & switch

    03/27/2010 9:21:05 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 6 replies · 548+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2010 | Editorial
    The health care bill that President Obama signed last week bears little resemblance to the reform package he once touted from the campaign trail. With the final legislative product in hand, it's worth evaluating how it compares to the promises Mr. Obama made to voters regarding the plan's cost, its features and the reform process itself. The difference between then and now couldn't be more stark. Candidate Obama repeatedly assured the public that his health care plan would cost between $500 billion and $650 billion. This modest amount was to be covered entirety by discontinuing the George W. Bush tax...
  • Flashback: Obama Promises Public 5 Days To View Bills Before He Signs Them

    03/23/2010 8:40:02 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 33 replies · 812+ views
    Yet another Obama lie exposed. Yet another Obama promise abandoned all in the service of his massive ego-drenched drive to get himself a "legacy." Too bad for him that legacy is nothing more than infamy. And yet again, the clown car media blithely ignores yet one more piece of evidence of this "man's" utter lack of character and integrity as they fawn away over the clown prince signing a death warrant for the country's future economic and fiscal health to put government in charge of healthcare. The video is available at the link.
  • Ten Obama Promises About Health Care That Expired This Morning.

    03/23/2010 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 912+ views
    Ed Morissey of Hot Air says that every promise made by President Obama comes with an expiration date. That is a truism that has been proven over and over during the 15 months of the Obama Presidency, as he has broken promises about everything from transparency, earmarks, drilling for Oil among others. Each broken promise is greeted with silence by the mainstream media, because as the SHMOTUS said at the recent correspondents dinner, the press is his constituency. Because the press will not do its job, we will have to do it for them. But to his credit, the President...
  • Final health bill omits some of Obama's promises

    03/19/2010 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 416+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/19/10 | ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a bold response to skyrocketing health insurance premiums. President Barack Obama would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes. Yet when Democrats unveiled the final, incarnation of their health care bill this week, the proposal was nowhere to be found. Ditto with several Republican ideas that Obama had said he wanted to include after a televised bipartisan summit last month, including a plan by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to send investigators disguised as patients to hospitals in search of waste, fraud and abuse. And those "special deals" that Obama railed against...
  • Is Obama Backing Off of Promise to Eliminate Special Deals in Health Care Bill

    03/15/2010 6:33:46 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 380+ views
    The Lid/ABC News ^ | 3/15/2010 | The Lid
    When the President announced his version of the Obamacare bill, part of his proposal was to eliminate the sneaky, backroom deals such as the Louisiana Purchase, the Nebraska Cornhusker Kickback amoung others. But that was then this is now, and like most of Obama's proposals that too had an expiration date. Yesterday, Jake Tapper hosted "This Week" on ABC and interviewed David Axelrod the White House Political adviser. He asked Axelrod if he would be willing to pledge that the final health care reform bill will not include any special deals inserted to secure the support of individual members of...
  • From 'hope & change' to 'duck & cover'

    02/20/2010 3:24:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 558+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Curling up into the political fetal position and begging others to do what he does not have the guts to do himself, President Obama yesterday issued an executive order establishing the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. "The politics of dealing with chronic deficits is fraught with hard choices and therefore it's treacherous to officeholders here in Washington," Obama said as he outsourced the single most basic and important responsibility he and Congress has to the American people: To behave like adults with our money.
  • Obama: "I may have to reneg on my pledge not to raise taxes on middle class"

    02/11/2010 1:03:25 PM PST · by pabianice · 217 replies · 6,649+ views
    Fox News Channel | 2/9/10
    Per Fox, Obama just said that "All ideas are on the table" regarding taxing the middle class/people making less than $200K a year. Developing...
  • To Cut Debt, Obama Shifts on No Tax Vow

    02/11/2010 1:28:30 PM PST · by jessduntno · 39 replies · 1,197+ views
    NYT ^ | CALMES
    By JACKIE CALMES President Obama, still seeking to get Congressional Republicans to join in a bipartisan commission to reduce the federal debt, suggested he would be willing to break his campaign promise against raising taxes on households with less than $250,000 annual income. “The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table,” the president said in the interview on Tuesday with Bloomberg BusinessWeek that the publication released online today. That included not only tax increases, he added, but also spending on the popular government health programs, Medicare and Medicaid, whose fast-growing costs are...
  • New Wind Farms in the U.S. Do Not Bring Jobs

    02/09/2010 9:45:51 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 15 replies · 700+ views
    Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C. Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. So Where Are the...
  • Flashback: Obama: "I Will Never Question The Patriotism Of Others"

    02/09/2010 9:47:46 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 11 replies · 622+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    From Independence, Missouri, in 2008 then-Sen. Barack Obama seeks to reassure voters on patriotism.
  • Obama vs. Holder - Obama: Do terrorists deserve Miranda rights? "Of course not."

    02/03/2010 2:01:32 PM PST · by milwguy · 11 replies · 674+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 2/3/10 | steven hayes
    In an interview with 60 Minutes last spring, President Obama discussed the handling of captured terrorists and challenged those who claimed the "American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists." Obama said: "I fundamentally disagree with that. Now -- do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shoplifter -- down the block? Of course not." President Obama ought to call Attorney General Eric Holder. In a five-page letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, Holder lays out in exhaustive detail exactly why these folks deserve Miranda rights and why...
  • More new taxes, more new spending: Can someone explain how this is change?

    02/02/2010 9:23:04 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2010 | Editorial
    Over the next decade, President Obama plans on increasing taxes by $1.4 trillion, offset by his planned $300 billion in tax cuts. But his spending splurge will increase so much that Mr. Obama will add $5.1 trillion to the national debt over the next five years and $8.5 trillion over 10 years. This will be on top of the $1.4 trillion deficit we ran last year. At the end of these 10 years, the publicly held national debt will nearly double to $18 trillion. Even Mr. Obama's own estimates put all the other tax-and-spend liberals to shame. And Mr. Obama...
  • No-bid contracts: Another broken Obama promise

    01/27/2010 4:06:49 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 5 replies · 249+ views
    The Obama administration has given a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a prominent Democrat campaign contributor without considering any competitive bids!