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  • HHS Admits Nearly $5 Million Spent on Implementation of CLASS Act Prior to Abandoning Program

    10/26/2011 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    John Thune ^ | 10/26/11 | John Thune
    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Senator John Thune today criticized the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) admission at a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that the Obama Administration has spent "just under $5 million" on the implementation of Obamacare's failed Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The CLASS implementation figure cited today is more than twice the $2.2 million figure HHS claimed had been spent in a letter to Thune in August, just three months ago. "After ignoring repeated warnings from budget experts and Congressional Republicans, HHS still spent nearly $5 million of taxpayers' hard-earned money to implement...
  • BREAKING!! Obama's HHS ends controversial program in health reform law (Obamacare dying)

    10/14/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by milwguy · 130 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/14/2011 | sam baker
    The Obama administration will not implement a controversial piece of the healthcare reform law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday. Sebelius said the department will not continue trying to implement the CLASS program, which was intended to provide insurance for long-term care. Republicans charged that the program’s financial structure was unsustainable, and Sebelius conceded as much Friday. “We have not identified a way to make CLASS work at this time,” she wrote on the Huffington Post's website. Sebelius said HHS will “suspend” implementation of the program. The department recently reassigned the people it had placed in the...
  • Obama: "I'm A Warrior For The Middle Class" (Barfus Maximus)

    09/22/2011 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/22/11 | staff
    "Now the Republicans, you know when I, I talked about this earlier in the week. They said 'well, this is class warfare.' You know what? If asking a billionaire to pay their fair of taxes. To pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher is class warfare, then you know what? I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class. I'm happy to fight for the middle class," President Obama said at the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, OH.
  • GOP lawmakers seek answers from Sebelius regarding CLASS Act

    09/22/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/22/11 | Tina Korbe
    Last week, a report from a Republican working group revealed that administration officials, in the rush to pass Obamacare, ignored internal warnings from government experts about the fiscal sustainability of a long-term care insurance entitlement program included in the health reform law. Throughout the health care debate, officials within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as the Health and Human Services Department, repeatedly warned that the CLASS Act would be a fiscal disaster. Yet, the final version of Obamacare not only included the CLASS Act; it even counted CLASS as a cost-saving measure. Now, the Republicans behind...
  • Obama Takes Class Warfare To The Next Level With The "Buffet Rule" And A New "Millionaire Tax"

    09/17/2011 10:20:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/17/11 | Tyler Durden
    In his increasingly desperate attempts to pander to a population that has by now entirely given up on the hope, and barely has any change left, Obama is going for broke (or technically the reverse) by setting the class warfare bar just that little bit higher. This time around, his targets are millionaires, who according to the NYT are about to see their taxes soar. Or not: nobody really knows if the proposed "Buffett Rule", affectionately known for crony communist #1, will impact just millionaires income tax, which incidentally is the same as what everyone else is paying, or, far...
  • Are we leaving gifted students behind?

    09/06/2011 11:44:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2011 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo,
    Ian McKeachie is a freckled 15-year-old who "drifted along" in elementary school. Not because he didn't love to learn or because it wasn't a good school, but because he mastered new concepts so quickly that the classroom work presented no challenge. "My teachers would usually use me as a tutor for the other kids," he says, "so I was engaged in school, just not in a way that had me learning."
  • Feminist summer school: training the new generation of 'suffragettes'

    08/14/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 14 replies
    (And you wonder why Britain is in trouble ....) After just one day of classes at her summer school of choice, Emily Birkenshaw had already learned a crucial lesson: how to "go floppy" when facing arrest. "You're heavier then, so you can't be carried," she said, with the genuine delight of a new recruit. The 24-year-old been practising by linking arms with her classmates and singing loudly at a pretend policeman. "It just felt really empowering," she said. "If that happened [in real life] – and I hope it wouldn't – I'd know how to do it without getting hurt."...
  • London riots: China raises questions over safety of 2012 Olympic Games

    08/09/2011 8:23:48 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Peter Forster
    Questions are also being raised questions over whether London could be trusted to stage a safe Olympic Games. After months during which China has bridled over western lectures about its fierce crackdown on dissent in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, the country's official media reported on the shaming scenes in Britain with a mixture of shock and schadenfreude. "The West have been talking about supporting internet freedom, and oppose other countries' government to control this kind of websites, now we can say they are tasting the bitter fruit [of their complacency] and they can't complain about it," wrote...
  • The Biggest Middle Class Tax Increase In History Will Come In Five Months

    08/02/2011 1:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Business, Insider ^ | 8/2/11 | Bruce Krasting
    There is one aspect of the final debt deal from DC that took me by surprise. I was convinced the 2% reduction in payroll taxes would be extended through 2012. On July 12th I wrote about this and got it completely wrong. Not only did I think there would be a one year extension of the existing holiday; I forecast that the subsidy would actually be increased.
  • I'm sick of the shared sacrifice charade

    07/07/2011 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Marathoner · 28 replies
    Nealz Nuse ^ | 7/7/2011 | Neal Boortz
    Do you notice how the Democrats are cranking up the class warfare rhetoric? The ObamaMedia, of course, is loving it, and they’ve shown their eagerness to promote the message right into the election. Just know this … the media – with exceptions of course – is dedicated to the reelection of The Community Organizer. The only real tactical question is just how obvious they are going to be about it. The dumb masses must be reeled in --- so let’s not make it too obvious. Actually … it looks like the dumb masses have already been reeled in. I cited...
  • We Can Do Better

    06/16/2011 5:59:11 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-16-11 | Jeffrey Folks
    In its most recent report, Blue Chip Economic Indicators predicted that the nation's unemployment rate would fall to 8% by the end of 2012. That might seem like good news, considering the fact that unemployment now stands at 9.1%. But it is not good news for the President. Barring some cataclysmic event ("wag the dog") that would rally the country behind him, Obama's reelection rests on the health of the economy and especially on employment. The problem for this President is that unemployment rates during the second and third quarters of 2012, when undecided voters will make up their minds,...
  • America's Ruling Class-And the perils of a Revolution (the FOX allstars should read this)

    05/21/2011 3:37:47 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July-August 2010 | Angelo Codevilla
    America's Ruling Class-And the perils of a Revolution Angelo Codevilla As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors' "toxic assets" was the only alternative to the U.S. economy's "systemic collapse." In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not...
  • The Students with Bush on 9/11: The Interrupted Reading

    05/04/2011 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 4 replies ^ | 1 hr 9 mins ago | By TIM PADGETT
    There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Fla. Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is wrong - and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the devastating change in Bush's expression when White House chief of staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the al-Qaeda attack. Lazaro...
  • Obama’s Message Tonight? “Eat The Rich”….And I Will Get Re-Elected

    04/13/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-13-11 | Curt
    A glimpse of tonight's speech by Obama: President Barack Obama will call tomorrow for a combination of reductions in entitlement spending and tax increases on higher-income Americans to address long-term fiscal debt while drawing a sharp contrast with the Republican alternative proposed by Representative Paul Ryan, according to a person familiar with the plan. This speech is just more evidence of the Marxist nature of our President. He will bandy about words such as "shared sacrifice" and "fairness" but in Obama's world shared sacrifice means you turn over more and more of YOUR labor and wealth to the government...
  • The social crisis of the working class

    04/13/2011 2:39:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    The size of government threatens the American way of life as we know it. The solution is straightforward -- cut government. A vibrant grassroots movement insists that it happen, and Washington is lousy with rival plans for how to go about it. The social threat to the American way of life is as dire, if not more so. But it is more insidious, and more complicated. No grassroots movement has mobilized against it, and no high-profile bipartisan commission is suggesting remedies. Yet it proceeds apace, all but ignored except in the lives of Americans. Among those trying to sound the...
  • Arrogance Incarnate – Obama and his union friends…

    04/05/2011 7:09:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-05-11 | Vince
    Life not fair. Nor for that matter is it unfair. It simply is. It’s not fair or unfair that the lion feasts on the slowest zebra or that the penguin who leaps into the ocean at just the wrong moment becomes dinner for an Orca. Life is life… fair doesn’t come into play. Fair is a fundamentally human concept that is defined by a lack of preference or favoritism and or injustice. Despite its subjective nature, fairness is a word that the left loves to bring to what should be an objective realm, politics. It’s not fair that CEOs...
  • What Class Are YOU? (Courtesy of PBS indoctrination)

    03/10/2011 8:11:32 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 44 replies
    PBS ^ | 3/10/2011 | me
  • Robert Reich Calls for Class War

    03/05/2011 6:10:25 AM PST · by Son House · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Robert B. Reichhhh, you've got to hear this. Robert B. Reichhhh was on NBC live last night with the anchor Cenk Uygur, and he spoke with Reich, and Cenk Uygur said, "This isn't just about let's get the money from the rich because that's where it is and they've accumulated all the wealth up at the top. It also makes sense for the rich if we had more equal distribution of income because of the effect it would have on the middle class. Tell us about that, why do you think [it's better to redistribute the wealth?] Now if...
  • The Means of Coercion The privileged are revolting in Wisconsin

    02/23/2011 12:03:47 PM PST · by bigbob · 17 replies
    WSJ Best of the Web ^ | 2-23-11 | JAMES TARANTO
    To make sense of what's going on in Wisconsin, it helps to understand that the left in America lives in an ideological fantasy world. The dispute between the state government and the unions representing its employees is "about power," Paul Krugman of the New York Times observes accurately, before going off the rails: What [Gov. Scott] Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin--and eventually, America--less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy. And that's why anyone who believes that we need some counterweight to the political power of big money should be...
  • Nick Clegg orders universities to lower entrance requirements - but only for poorer students

    02/08/2011 10:13:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:17 PM on 8th February 2011 | James Chapman
    Nick Clegg is to make an explosive attack on British universities as ‘instruments of social segregation’ as he orders them to stop taking so many middle-class students. The Deputy Prime Minister will this week insist that top institutions must ‘throw open their doors’ and lower their entrance requirements for the less well-off.