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  • Hoyer: No budget this year

    06/22/2010 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Hoyer: No budget this year By: Simmi Aujla June 22, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made official Tuesday morning what most insiders have known for months: Congress won’t do a budget this year. Instead, Democrats are pushing an alternative route that falls well short of the more rigorous annual budget resolution — a short-term resolution that will call for discretionary spending lower than in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget. But he said Congress wouldn’t take longer-term budget action before hearing from Obama’s fiscal commission in December. Republicans have lambasted Democrats for not passing a budget resolution,...
  • Vanity: What can prevent Congress from meeting?

    06/21/2010 7:34:19 PM PDT · by Brent in TN · 22 replies · 1+ views
  • Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    06/19/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 110 replies · 2,313+ views
    AP ^ | 20/6/10
    WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington. Capping a week in which the administration scored a victory — a $20 billion fund to be paid by BP for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill — Obama reserved his radio and Internet address to focus on the work that didn't get done. His main concern was the rejection...
  • Dereliction of Duty: Congressional Democrats skip passing a budget—and hope no one notices.

    06/19/2010 3:08:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1,140+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/28/10 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    The 1974 Budget and Impoundment Act requires Congress to pass a budget resolution by May 15 of each year. Congress hasn’t done so yet in 2010. But that isn’t so unusual. Delays are common. They are usually the result of interparty or intercameral disputes. But this year is different. Congressional Democrats aren’t simply delaying, they’re deliberately refusing to offer a budget until after the November elections. They’re simply choosing to ignore the law. The politics are not complicated. Democratic leaders do not want to send members home to face their constituents after voting for a budget that would take the...
  • You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Mr. President

    06/18/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT · by MsLady · 39 replies · 1,374+ views
    RS RedState ^ | June 18, 2010 | Dan Benishek
    I am addressing this post to my fellow citizens of MI-01, fellow activists across the country, and especially to Congressional Democrats and candidates currently serving in Congress. The word is out; Mike Allen at had the story yesterday. This administration is going to push the Senate to pass a cap-and-trade bill this summer. Then, with the same arrogance we have seen before from this administration, they are planning on passing a final bill during the lame-duck session of Congress that follows November’s elections—elections where the people will have spoken and expressed their will regarding the type of government they...
  • (NC) Dem Congressman Goes Nuts When Asked if He Supports the “Obama Agenda”; Attacks Students– Video

    06/14/2010 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 581 replies · 17,283+ views
    Here is shocking video of North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge being asked by some students on a public sidewalk in Washington, D.C. if he supports the “Obama Agenda.” Once he realized the students were asking him that question, he went bonkers. Etheridge hit their camera and then grabbed one of the students by the arm as he repeated over and over “Who are you, Who are you? Tell me who you are?” The students identified themselves as such, but Etheridge persisted. At one point he then grabbed the student whose arm he had been holding onto and pulled himself...
  • Democrats Are Skipping Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage

    06/07/2010 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    BEL AIR, Md. — The reception that Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democrat, received here one night last week as he faced a small group of constituents was far more pleasant than his encounters during a Congressional recess last summer. Then, he was hanged in effigy by protesters. This time, a round of applause was followed by a glass of chilled wine, a plate of crackers and crudités as he mingled with an invitation-only audience at the Point Breeze Credit Union, a vastly different scene than last year’s wide-open televised free-for-alls. The sentiment that fueled the rage during those...
  • DeMint: Over 90 Percent of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate,without a roll call vote.

    06/04/2010 10:04:00 AM PDT · by day21221 · 43 replies · 1,628+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Senator Jim DeMint
    Senator Jim DeMint June 4, 2010 U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) voiced concerns that the Senate passes over 90% of legislation without any debate, without amendment, and without a roll call vote.
  • House to vote on raising the oil tax

    05/25/2010 7:16:56 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 56 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | May 24, 2010: 2:22 PM ET | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK ( -- The House is expected to vote this week on whether to quadruple the oil tax to pay for the damages from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But as dramatic as the increase might seem, analysts say that consumers will barely feel it. The House "oil spill response" measure, included among others in a larger bill, proposes that the tax be increased from its current rate of 8 cents a barrel to 32 cents. This is projected to raise nearly $10 billion over the next 10 years for the Oil Spill Liability Trust...
  • Lawmaker Introduces $165 Billion Union Pension Bailout Bill

    05/24/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Painesright · 78 replies · 2,806+ views ^ | 05/24/2010 | Erik Berte
    Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers. The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people. As FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis reported Monday, these pensions are in...
  • The House Divided (How long can a people remain a People when its leaders side with its foes?)

    05/24/2010 7:20:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1,608+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Bill Bennett and Seth Leibsohn don’t mince words on NRO: “Allowing the running down of a part of the United States by the head of a foreign government, at the White House, standing next to the president — who not only didn’t challenge him, but encouraged him — is a foreign- and domestic-policy catastrophe.” I couldn’t agree more with them, or with Mona Charen and Michelle Malkin, who’ve written forcefully about the absurdity of entertaining commentary on our immigration enforcement (or lack of same) from Mexico. That would be the same Mexico that enforces its immigration laws with the very...
  • Good news: Top Democrats wearing bracelets protesting Arizona law now

    05/21/2010 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,459+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 21, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Someone on Twitter told me you can see Pelosi wearing one here. Problem one: There’s not nearly enough detail to tell for sure. Problem two: Er, since when do Arizona protest bracelets exist? I hadn’t heard a word about them, and surely top Democrats wouldn’t be so stupid as to adorn themselves with actual badges of how out of touch they are with popular opinion about immigration. But guess what. As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing...
  • Calderon urges U.S. to reinstate assault weapons ban. (from my cold dead hands!)

    05/21/2010 11:16:22 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 87 replies · 1,656+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05-21-2010 | Reuters
    In a speech to a joint session of Congress, Calderon described efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico, where 23,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he came to power in late 2006 and launched an army offensive. Washington is also aiding Mexico's battle against drug gangs with a 2007 pledge of $1.4 billion for equipment and police training to help fight the cartels that ship some $40 billion worth of illegal drugs north each year. "There is one issue where Mexico needs your cooperation. And that is stopping the flow of assault weapons and other deadly arms...
  • Democrats Give Standing Ovation to U.S Criticism

    05/21/2010 7:04:14 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 54 replies · 1,350+ views ^ | 05/21/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Yesterday morning Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress. During part of his speech he stated that he strongly disagreed with the recently-passed anti-illegal immigration law in the state of Arizona. For that swipe at a U.S. state’s decision to take a stand against illegal immigration, the Democrats in attendance gave Calderon a standing ovation, as shown in the video below. Take note that at about the 20-second mark of the clip, there is a woman wearing a turquoise-colored top standing up. That person is former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano, who is of course now...
  • MEXICO IMMIGRATION LAWS read by Mark Levin from (audio)

    05/20/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by FactReal · 8 replies · 536+ views
    FactReal ^ | 5/19/2010 | FactReal
    Click image or click here. MEXICAN IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE TOUGHER THAN IN THE U.S. (links, PDFs to Mexican law & constitution) Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón came today to the U.S. and criticized the Arizona law. Since many in the Obama administration have not read the Arizona law but have attacked it, Mark Levin decided to read to Obama and Calderón the Mexican immigration laws (article by article) to show how strict and discriminatory they are.
  • Calderon On AZ Immigration Law Before Congress,Democrats Give Standing Ovation

    05/20/2010 12:38:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 522+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | annem040359
    While Democrats in the USA House give a standing ovation to the President of Mexico, a country that is HARSH to its illegals while ENCOURAGING its own citizens to become illegals coming over to the USA. Plus attacking a state in the union, Arizona, which is doing what the feds simply do not or will not do, ENFORCE the American/Mexican border.
  • The Truth About Gun Sales to Terrorists

    05/16/2010 5:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | May 16, 2010 | Steve Chapman
    Months before he loaded his SUV with propane tanks and fireworks and drove to Times Square, police say, Faisal Shahzad went to a firearms store and bought a rifle. It was found in his other car at Kennedy Airport, where his name showed up on the no-fly list in time to keep him from escaping. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is one of many people wondering why a suspected terrorist can be barred from flying but not from purchasing a gun. It "defies common sense," he says, that "the rights of terrorists are placed above the safety of everyday Americans." Well,...
  • Killers Without Conscience - 2010

    05/07/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 278 replies · 2,359+ views
    2010 | Ward Dorrity
    There will always be those who are easily seduced by the offer of wealth and unlimited power. But one of the lessons we can glean from an unflinching look at history and human nature is that power-lust inevitably trumps greed. The power to harm others – and to harm others without consequence - is irresistible to a profoundly evil subset of humanity. Real trouble begins when such people acquire power.  So here’s a bold assertion that many of you will dismiss out of hand: there are those in government - and those who seek control of your government -...
  • Congress’ Historic Decision to Ignore Its Basic Duty

    05/14/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies · 499+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 05/14/10 | Heritage Foundation
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) once said that the “most basic responsibility of governing is to pass a budget.” Yesterday it became clear that Congress has decided to shirk that responsibility, as word broke that the House likely will not pass a budget resolution for the first time since the modern budget process was created in 1974. That’s earthshaking news, especially given the ballooning federal spending, which soared to an $82.69 billion deficit in April, a projected $1.5 trillion deficit in 2010, and even more deficits as far as the eye can see. Like any American’s household budget that...
  • Trust gap will haunt Democrats in November

    05/10/2010 11:55:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    It was a jarring split screen.On one side of the television, members of Congress were bloviating about the need for financial reform to prevent another crisis.On the other side of the screen, Greek rioters were finally dispersing in a cloud of tear gas after their firebombs sent world markets skidding.Down in the lower right corner, the readout on the Dow looked like the altimeter on a nose-diving jet.How funny that anyone would promise to bring security and predictability to a financial world that can be undone by the protests of some uncivil servants in a little country in the corner...
  • Time for Democrats to Face a People’s Court

    05/10/2010 7:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 689+ views ^ | May 10, 2010 | Terry Paulson
    Whether it’s Toyota or Goldman Sachs/US, Congress loves to publicly feast on executives’ failures to address problems with a rapid-fire stream of questions. They love to blame banks, CEO’s, “corporate greed,” and, of course, President George Bush. With Toyota executives on the hot seat, Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel observed, “There was kind of an attempt to sweep everything under the rug, keep it under the table, not tell anybody and maybe it’ll just go away.” With an exploding deficit, a new, expensive healthcare entitlement, a jobless recovery, and the expanding shortfalls in Medicare and Social Security, maybe it’s time we...
  • Obama Administration Plans to Seize 401(k) Retirement Accounts

    05/06/2010 4:55:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 107 replies · 4,699+ views
    The New American ^ | 5/6/2010 | Joe Wolverton II
    One aspect of a new and improved federal regulatory scheme is the seizure of 401(k) retirement plans and the subsequent government-administered disbursement of the funds. In Chapter 3 of the Annual Report on the Middle Class released in February by Vice President Biden and the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, the Obama administration calls for enhancing the “retirement options” for the middle class by imposing “new regulations to improve the transparency and adequacy of 401(k) retirement savings.” The plan, as sketched in the 43-page document, calls for the creation of something called “Guaranteed Retirement Accounts” (GRAs). Biden...
  • Report: Congress makes too many vague laws

    05/04/2010 5:09:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 23 replies · 543+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | May 4, 2010 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON – A conservative think tank and criminal defense lawyers are forming an unusual alliance to try to get Congress to quit writing criminal laws so loosely that they subject innocent people to unjust prosecution and prison. A new study by the Heritage Foundation and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers finds that nearly two dozen federal laws enacted in 2005 and 2006 to combat nonviolent crime lack an adequate provision that someone accused of violating the laws must have had a "guilty mind," or criminal intent. "It is a fundamental principle of criminal law that, before criminal punishment...
  • Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms

    05/04/2010 11:22:15 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 96 replies · 2,336+ views
    H/T Mike at SipseyStreetIrregulars Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms Wednesday, May 5, 2010 10:00 AM Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 342 Add To My Calendar (vCal) Witnesses Panel 1 The Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg U.S. Senate The Honorable Peter T. King U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor City of New York The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly Police Commissioner City of New York Panel 2 Daniel D. Roberts Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Department of Justice Eileen R. Larence Director, Homeland Security and Justice...
  • Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed

    05/04/2010 6:01:37 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 950+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-4-2010 | Henry Blodget
    Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed Henry Blodget May. 4, 2010, 5:09 AM Yeah, baby! Citigroup's toast! Remember all that scorn in Congress about evil shortsellers betting against America and bringing the country down? Well, it turns out Congress-people did it, too. And they used derivatives to do it, which they now say they abhor. (For the record, we have no problem with shortselling or derivatives, and we find the routine scapegoating of both after market crashes ludicrous. But if you're going to complain about how awful shortselling is and how evil and venal people are for...
  • Obama, Congress discover “Precrime”

    04/28/2010 11:00:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies · 678+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 4/28/10 |
    In his 1956 story, published in Fantastic Universe Magazine, science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick ( envisioned a dystopian future in which murders were prevented before they happened. Three mutant humans, known as “precogs,” see the murders in the future and warn the police. The police then arrive in SWAT Teams and take-away the bewildered “pre-murderer,” thus stopping the murder in question and creating a changed timeline (the film 2002 version of the story changes many of the original’s details). Yet in another example of life imitating fiction, the U.S. Congress and President Obama are running full-bore to force “precrime...
  • Tipping Point

    04/28/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Federal spending has passed the point where "mandatory" spending and net payments of interest on the national debt exceed income from all sources -- which means that every dime spent on "discretionary" budget items such as national defense is now borrowed. Question: Do you think the "deficit commission" might propose new taxes? 1. Yes. 2. %#^^ yes. 3. Oh, yeah. 4. All of the above.
  • Unemployment Dogs Obama, Dems' Economic Message

    04/27/2010 11:07:49 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 823+ views
    cbsnews ^ | April 27, 2010 | N/A
    Even as he touts his efforts to put more Americans to work, President Obama faces a public increasingly skeptical of his ability to bring jobs back. During stops in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, Obama will try to convince voters that his economic policies are working, despite an unemployment rate that's expected to remain at painfully high levels for months if not years. Those voters - many of them crucial independents - will be key to Obama's re-election prospects in 2012. And his fellow Democrats, facing a tough political climate in the November elections when control of Congress is at stake,...
  • Hello AMT

    04/26/2010 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 819+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Back when he was running for president, Barack Obama vowed he'd never, ever raise taxes on individuals earning less than $200,000 a year or families earning less than $250,000. But of course he wasn't speaking for his allies in the Senate, who last Wednesday revealed a plan that would hit more than 30 million people with tax increases averaging $3,700 a year, starting in 2012. The vehicle would be the alternative minimum tax. Enacted four decades ago, the AMT was never indexed for inflation, so every year it potentially applies to more people who would have been considered wealthy in...
  • Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living

    04/25/2010 3:51:15 PM PDT · by blam · 267 replies · 7,758+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 4-25-2010 | Global Research
    Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living Politics / US Politics Apr 25, 2010 - 07:03 AM By: Global Research Hiram Lee writes: A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government. Released in March, before the passage of the Obama administration’s health care legislation, a survey entitled “Health Care Reform—Can’t Live With It, or Without It” indicates that 92 percent of Americans give the national economy...
  • Majority of Americans distrust U.S. government - survey

    04/18/2010 11:11:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 516+ views
    (Reuters ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | Joanne Allen
    Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they do not trust the U.S. government to do what is right, expressing the highest level of distrust in Washington in half a century... Only 22 percent of Americans say they trust the government "just about always" or "most of the time,"... Americans' trust in the federal government has been on a steady decline from a high of 73 percent during the Eisenhower administration in 1958, when the "trust" question was first posed in a national survey.
  • Poll: Americans' confidence in the federal government at a 50-year low, 80 percent are wary

    04/19/2010 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies · 2,351+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 4/19/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's "Great Compromiser" Henry Clay called government "the great trust," but most Americans today have little faith in Washington's ability to deal with the nation's problems. Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found. The survey illustrates the ominous situation President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party face as they struggle to maintain their comfortable congressional majorities...
  • Obamacare backlash sends Democrats to the foxholes

    04/12/2010 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 2,251+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 12, 2010 | Chris Stirewalt
    There was no health care bounce. In fact, there has been something of a health care swoon. Democrats have seen the favorable rating of their party drop to the lowest level ever recorded by Gallup — 41 percent — and the president’s job approval rating remains below 50 percent. Now, as Congress returns to work after a two-week Easter break, the choice before the majority party is this: keep plunging ahead or start running for cover? President Obama is brimming with transformational ideas. Aside from ratifying a controversial nuclear treaty and confirming a new liberal Supreme Court justice, Obama...
  • Meet Your Lords and Masters: Seven Democrats Who Run Your World

    04/06/2010 3:54:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 2,560+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | John Hawkins
    “I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” -- William F. Buckley At this point, I would go Buckley one better: I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 254 people we could pull out of a minimum security prison rather than the Democrats who are currently in Congress. In all fairness to the Democrats we have in charge now, that change probably wouldn't make Congress any less corrupt (not much more corrupt either), but at least...
  • Congress Has Become an Institution of the Useless

    04/06/2010 7:17:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,065+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 6, 2010 | Doug Patton
    President John Adams once said, "I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, two are a law firm, and three or more become a Congress." With the approval rating of the current congressional gaggle hovering somewhere in the single digits, one has to ask: Can't we do better than this for $174,000 a year and the best benefits package in America? It takes one's breath away to see the blatant disregard so many of our senators and representatives have for the very Constitution they have sworn to defend. Take, for example, House Judiciary Committee Chairman...
  • IRS could tap refunds for health insurance penalties

    04/06/2010 5:55:28 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 27 replies · 876+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/06/10
    WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service could tap individual tax returns to collect fines against people who fail to buy health insurance as required under recently enacted healthcare legislation, the U.S. tax commissioner said on Monday. Most individuals are required to get health insurance under the new law, or face penalties that would be phased in over time. By 2016, people without coverage could see fines of 2 percent of their income. Subsidies would help poorer people buy coverage, and states would set up exchanges to allow individuals and small groups shop for insurance. People who do...
  • Don’t tell Henry Waxman: Ski resorts worried about Demcare costs

    03/30/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies · 951+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 29, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Some ski resorts more worried about health care mandates than warm weather. Last week, Henry Witch Hunt Waxman went after large companies that have issued public statements about the massive, anticipated hits they’ll take as a result of the Demcare mandates. You can read the “invitation” letters Waxman fired off to the CEOs of Deere & Company, Caterpillar Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and AT&T at the House Energy and Committee. Now comes news that ski resorts here in my state of Colorado are girding their loins for the Demcare hit (hat tip – Complete Colorado): The Steamboat Pilot on Wednesday...
  • Dems Threaten Congressional Show Trials After US Companies Leak Real Damage of Obamacare

    03/28/2010 10:37:37 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 153 replies · 7,856+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/28/10 | Jim Hoft
    Dems Threaten Congressional Show Trials After US Companies Leak Real Economic Damage of Obamacare Late last week several US corporations leaked how the democrat’s health care bill will kill their businesses. The radicals in Congress were not pleased that these corporations would go public with this devastating information. In response, democrats threatened to call for Congressional show trials to publicly humiliate these corporations. The Wall Street Journal reported: It’s been a banner week for Democrats: ObamaCare passed Congress in its final form on Thursday night, and the returns are already rolling in. Yesterday AT&T announced that it will be forced...
  • AP : Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare !

    03/26/2010 9:37:09 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 126 replies · 5,573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 25, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Congress passed the bill without knowing what was in it. Barack Obama signed it without reading it. Now it looks as though the Associated Press reported on ObamaCare without comprehending its content. Readers will have to scroll far down to discover that the elimination of a key tax break that kept retirees on company prescription-medication plans will mean dumping millions of seniors onto Medicare — and that the AP ignored it until now: The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how...
  • Buyer’s Remorse, Already? Democrats Fret Over Job-Killing ObamaCare Tax Hikes, Regulations

    03/25/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,606+ views
    Buyer’s Remorse, Already? Democrats Fret Over Job-Killing ObamaCare Tax Hikes, Regulations As Nation’s Employers Prepare to Take a Hit, New Nat’l Survey Shows Most Americans Want Republicans to “Keep Fighting” Gov’t Takeover of Health Care Washington, Mar 25 - Democratic governors experiencing the first pangs of buyer’s remorse. A major Midwest manufacturer – and President Obama’s economic bellwether – projecting crushing first quarter losses. Small businesses grappling with the prospect of closing their doors. The first new piece of red tape. A phony abortion executive order signed behind closed doors. A growing grassroots revolt in the states. So goes the...
  • Durbin to GOP: Accept health care change

    03/24/2010 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,127+ views
    washington times ^ | 3/24/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The No. 2 Senate Democrat accused Republicans on Wednesday of refusing to accept the finality of health care changes, a day after President Barack Obama signed the most sweeping medical system remake since Medicare. "This is a political exercise for too many on the other side of the aisle," said Sen. Dick Durbin. "We're going to tell our people back home, 'It's time to govern. It's time to lead.' "

    This link on Drudge needs to have a siren and remain the lead story until November.
  • Straight From The Horse's Mouth: Rep. Dingell On Obamacare

    03/24/2010 7:51:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies · 737+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 | annem040359
    This from the horse's mouth!
  • Obama Administration Tries to Fix Gap in Health Care Benefits for Children

    03/24/2010 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 32 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP per FOX ^ | Updated March 24, 2010 | unk
    WASHINGTON -- Hours after President Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children. Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage. Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce...
  • Negative Impact of ObamaCare Already Kicking In

    03/23/2010 11:57:32 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 131 replies · 4,059+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    48 hours had not even passed after Congress approved ObamaCare before the negative impact of its provisions began kicking in. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Remember, the so-called 'benefits' of the program will not begin until 2014. But the fees, taxes, and other surcharges that are essential to the plan go into effect immediately. This has led to some disturbing consequences just within the last 24 hours. Karl Denninger via WRSA reported this:
  • Constitution Butchers: Stop Pelosi's Slaughter House

    03/14/2010 2:56:12 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies · 2,627+ views ^ | March 13, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Via Doug Ross: In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.Thus, Slaughter is preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill “passed” once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes. Democrats would thereby avoid a direct vote on the health care bill while allowing it to become law!Constitutional attorney...
  • More Senate healthcare horrors: Starving seniors, Alzheimer's cuts

    03/12/2010 10:50:01 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 50 replies · 1,220+ views
    St. Petersburg Times (The Buzz) ^ | March 12, 2010 | Marc Caputo
    The Senate's healthcare proposal is barely a day old, and the senior community is sounding the alarm. Aside from the big multi-million hits to hospitals, are seemingly little cuts that have potentially big consequences: a $5 million elimination for Alzheimer's programs, and a $4 million cut to home care for the elderly. Then there's a $7 million cut to food-for-seniors in the line item "Local Service Programs." It looks like a total elimination. Expect the senior centers in Hialeah and Little Havana to inflame Miami radio and spur the Dade delegation to do something. Also, this budget is like the...
  • Pelosi: "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"

    03/09/2010 12:53:27 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 212 replies · 5,123+ views
    In a remark at the 2010 Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties, Nancy Pelosi urged the passage of the health care bill saying: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. " In other words, just pass it and THEN we'll open it up to see what's in it. Trust us! This infuriates me to no end! They want to pass 2700 pages of laws and regulations yet they don't want to even read it, much less understand what is in it. With...
  • Don't Let Obama's Anti-Gun Silence Breed Complacency

    03/09/2010 12:02:19 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 328+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 09, 2010 | Anthony W. Hager
    What should we make of a recent editorial arguing that the Obama White House has made no attempt to infringe upon the Second Amendment and that Obama openly declared his respect for the right to bear arms during his presidential campaign? It's true that President Obama hasn't advanced the gun control agenda. He hasn't even sought a renewed ban on "assault" weapons. However, the idea that President Obama has more in common with Wayne LaPierre than with Sarah Brady is misleading. Remember the "bitter clingers" comment? Therefore, if eternal vigilance is freedom's price, then complacency must be its worst enemy....
  • Draining the Swamp?

    03/09/2010 9:30:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 85+ views ^ | March 9, 2009 | Cal Thomas
    Before Rep. Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House, she promised during the Bush administration that if voters allowed Democrats to regain a congressional majority Democrats would establish "the most ethical Congress in history." Pelosi pledged to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington. Not only has the swamp not been drained, Democrats have begun treating it as a hot tub. The party is a long way from achieving anything close to ethical purity. But then, so are Republicans. To most people it doesn't seem to matter who is in the majority. The results are the same. One story serves...