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  • No Economic Growth on Horizon, Just Massive Obama Tax Increases (right after November elections)

    07/07/2010 3:24:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 7/07/10 | The Maha
    No Economic Growth on Horizon, Just Massive Obama Tax IncreasesJuly 7, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Obama. Another speech on the economy today at the White House. The president talking about the economy and jobs. It's nothing new. We've heard it since 2008. OBAMA: Growth won't come from an economy where prosperity is based on fleeting bubbles of consumption, of debt. You can't rely on paper gains. We've seen where that led us and we're not going back. If we want to once again approach full employment and fuel real economic growth, then we need an end to the policies...
  • Krauthammer: Obamacare to Result in National Sales Tax on Americans; Public Option Already Here

    03/24/2010 1:55:06 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies · 3,297+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 24, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Influential conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer is predicting that to pay for the unconstitutional mess known as Obamacare, Obama will have to push for a National Sales Tax within the coming year. In analysis delivered on the O'Reilly Factor, Krauthammer explained why he's certain that the Public Option—long denied by Obama and the Democrats as something we would see—is in fact here already, too, in the very bill Obama signed into law just yesterday. A sales tax is defined as a levy on the sale of goods and services, likely imposed at different levels of business activity; so it's really a...
  • 12 Taxes in Health Care Law Violate Obama’s Pledge Not to Increase Taxes on Earnings Less than $250m

    03/25/2010 5:33:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,396+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 25, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    12 Taxes in Health Care Law Violate Obama’s Pledge Not to Increase Taxes on Households Earning Less than $250,000 Thursday, March 25, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer President Barack Obama smiles in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, during the signing ceremony for the health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(CNSNews.com) – As many as a dozen taxes in the new health care law violate President Barack Obama’s campaign pledge not to raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000 and on individuals earning less than $200,000. At least seven of these...
  • "END OF LIFE COUNSELING"

    07/29/2009 8:34:15 AM PDT · by Edisto Joe · 38 replies · 1,115+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 07/29/2009 | Edisto Joe
    It's a nice lazy summer afternoon, you've just finished lunch and are getting ready to head out with some of your other retired buddies for a round of golf. There's a knock at the door and you go to see who it is. "Good afternoon sir, I'm with the Health Department of the U.S. Government." "Your on our list as being over 65 years of age and on Medicare." "We need to talk to you about how much longer you intend to live." As you stare in disbelief, he continues..." We are required by law to counsel you on your...
  • Senior Citizens May Not Get Social Security COLA for Years Says Kaiser Medicare Brief

    01/15/2010 6:30:51 AM PST · by GailA · 27 replies · 1,581+ views
    Senior Journal ^ | June 29, 2009
    Social Security News Senior Citizens May Not Get Social Security COLA for Years Says Kaiser Medicare BriefNo Social Security increase also means higher Medicare Part B fees for many seniors says the analysis. June 29, 2009 – Senior citizens are not expected to receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2010 – for the first time ever. What’s worse, they may not receive an increase for the next three years. And, it keeps getting worse - no COLA means high Medicare Part B premiums for about a quarter of all Medicare beneficiaries, according to an analysis by the the...
  • Democrat Falsely Claims Senate Health Care Bill Doesn't Fund Abortions

    03/03/2010 8:59:19 AM PST · by julieee · 10 replies · 480+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrat Falsely Claims Senate Health Care Bill Doesn't Fund Abortions Washington, DC -- With President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders looking to push the government-run health care bill through reconciliation, and with abortion funding as a major issue causing pro-life Democrats to consider voting against the Senate bill, a top Democrat is peddling the myth that the bill doesn't fund abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/nat6063.html
  • The Cost of Dying: End-of-Life Care (CBS Pro-Death Panel Propaganda)

    08/10/2010 6:33:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/6/10 | CBS News
    (CBS) This story was originally published on Nov. 22, 2009. It was updated on Aug. 6, 2010. Every medical study ever conducted has concluded that 100 percent of all Americans will eventually die. This comes as no great surprise, but the amount of money being spent at the very end of people's lives probably will. Last year, Medicare paid $55 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients' lives. That's more than the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Education. And it has been estimated that 20 to 30...
  • Dems Stiff Soldiers: Health Care Plan Will NOT Protect Military Health Plans

    03/20/2010 9:45:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies · 921+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 20, 2010 | pamela Geller
    Trillions for his goons, the unions, the ACORNS, the AmericCorps that suck the lifeblood out of the hard-working American, the soul of America -- the ones who play by the rules .... and now the military. Democrats' Plan Will NOT Protect Military Health Plans From House Republican Policy: *9.2 million military personnel, families and retirees don't deserve a back room deal? "Although the health care legislation passed by the House explicitly exempted TRICARE from being affected, the Senate bill did not. Unfortunately, the parliamentary rules of tof the reconciliation process did not allow for the inclusion of language that specficially...
  • Obamacare Grants IRS Perilous Power

    03/18/2010 4:36:24 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 45 replies · 2,182+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Mar 2010 | David A. Patten
    The Internal Revenue Service would gain sweeping new powers under President Obama's healthcare reform proposals, in what Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee are calling a "dangerous expansion" of IRS powers. That's according to a nine-page Republican report from the Committee on Ways and Means on Thursday. It's titled "The Wrong Prescription" Democrats' Health Overhaul Dangerously Expands IRS Authority." Among the new powers the IRS would assume, the report says: The authority to confiscate tax refunds, to impose fines of over $2,200 per taxpayer, and to verify whether taxpayers' health insurance coverage is "acceptable." One measure of the...
  • No Social Security raises for two years (Medicare deduction to increase)

    08/24/2009 1:00:01 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 325 replies · 9,884+ views
    HeraldNet/AP ^ | 8-24-09 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise. The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won’t be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. That hasn’t happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. By law, Social Security benefits cannot go down. Nevertheless, monthly payments would drop for millions of people in the Medicare prescription drug program because the premiums, which often are deducted from Social Security payments, are scheduled to go up slightly.
  • Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill

    03/28/2010 12:49:40 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 65 replies · 3,185+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2010 | Byron York
    Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation's top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances -- a move one committee Republicans describes as "an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats' flawed health care reform legislation." In filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the companies -- so...
  • Who's ObamaCare's Daddy? Now even liberals are denying paternity

    08/21/2010 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 21, 2010
    On Thursday, Families USA hosted a "messaging" conference call with Democrats and Democratic allies, admitting that ObamaCare has not in fact become more popular since it passed. Families USA called for a wholesale shift in how Democrats now attempt to sell its handiwork to the public, the central theme being that "The law is not perfect, but it does good things and helps many people. Now we'll work to improve it." That's according to the power point presentation that accompanied the briefing. "Don't make grand claims about the law," another slide added. "Use 'improve it' language." But wait: Wasn't improvement...
  • Obama Names Rationing Czar to Run Medicare

    05/26/2010 8:01:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,387+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Dr. Donald Berwick of the Harvard Medical School does not like free enterprise, but he does like rationing. Two years ago, in England, he delivered a talk celebrating the 60th birthday of Great Britain's National Health Service, the bureaucracy that runs that nation's socialized medical system. He apparently entertained some fear that day that the Brits might turn back to free enterprise. So, in his address (as reprinted in the July 26, 2008, edition of the British Medical Journal), and as reported this week by Matt Cover of CNSNews.com, he offered British socialists some words of advice. "Please," he told...
  • Democrats Now Own Health Care: Blame EVERY Rate Increase Or Reduction In Benefits On THEM

    03/24/2010 4:24:34 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 23 replies · 518+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 24, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Remember Anthem Blue Cross, and how Obama and Democrats blasted away at them for their rate increases? Remember how they used that issue as the immpetus to impose their health care solution? From CBS: The Obama administration is asking why Anthem Blue Cross is raising its health insurance rates by nearly 40 percent for some California customers while making handsome profits -- and is pointing to the rate hike as evidence of why health care reform needs to pass. Okay. Barry Hussein got his ObamaCare passed. So if there are any other rate increases from any other insurance companies, who...
  • Merck to Cut 16,000 Workers as Drugmaker Closes 16 Plants, Labs

    07/08/2010 11:33:52 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 7-9-2010
    Merck (MRK), the world's second largest drugmaker, said Thursday it plans to close eight manufacturing plants and eight research facilities around the world in its bid to save $3.5 billion a year. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based company is also reducing its workforce by 15%, or some 16,000 jobs, it said. The actions are part of a restructuring the company has undertaken following its $41 billion acquisition of rival Schering-Plough in November. In addition to the plant closings, Merck said it will consolidate some offices worldwide, as part of the restructuring begun last December. "Today's announcement is another important step as...
  • Pelosi: Health-Care Reform Will Finally Allow Artists to Focus on Being Unemployed, Comfortably

    03/12/2010 12:33:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 988+ views
    Weekly Standard blog ^ | 3-12-10 | Mary Katharine Ham
    From Rachel Maddow's show last night, here's a jaw-dropper from the woman who brought you, "We have to pass the bill, so you can find out what's in it." As I keep saying, the Democratic message mavens are working overtime, apparently to woo the all-important swing vote in Williamsburg to health care: "Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance." If Pelosi wants us to imagine it, let's do it with a few caveats, shall we? If liberal Boomers...
  • Tricare Meets Health Care Bill’s Standards, Gates Says

    03/22/2010 4:59:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 595+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2010 – The Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a statement issued yesterday. Calling their health and well-being his highest priority, Gates reassured servicemembers and their families that the legislation won’t have a negative effect on Tricare, which “already meets the bill's quality and minimum benefit standards.” “This was clarified by a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives [March 20], and is expected to be re-affirmed by the Senate,” Gates said in the statement....
  • Impact of Medicare Reimbursement Rate Decrease on TRICARE

    03/19/2010 1:43:10 PM PDT · by Salvavida · 14 replies · 800+ views
    TRICARE Portal ^ | 3 March 2010 | TRICARE webmaster
    On March 3, Congress passed emergency legislation delaying the 21.2 percent decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates for an additional 30 days. The TRICARE Management Activity greatly appreciates Congress' swift action as it allowed more time to fully evaluate the impact the decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates will have on the TRICARE program. Whatever the outcome, TRICARE will take at least 30 days to fully understand the impact on TRICARE and take appropriate action. While federal law requires TRICARE reimbursement rates to be equal to Medicare rates to the extent practical, the law does permit TRICARE to make exceptions to ensure...
  • Top OfFicers Urge Higher TriCare Fees

    05/05/2010 3:25:00 AM PDT · by Sarajevo · 80 replies · 935+ views
    GovernmentExecutive.com ^ | 3 May 2010 | Otto Kreisher
    The leaders of the three naval services on Monday argued for an increase in the fees retired military personnel and their families pay for health care, something Congress has refused to approve for more than a decade.Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations; Gen. James Conway, the Marine Corps commandant; and Adm. Thad Allen, Coast Guard commandant, all complained about the soaring costs of healthcare and said increased contributions by the retirees for their TRICARE coverage is overdue.Speaking at the Navy League's annual symposium at the National Harbor convention center, Roughead disagreed strongly with the demand by House...
  • Shocker: Major corporations may dump health insurance, pay penalties instead

    05/06/2010 9:45:46 AM PDT · by radioone · 35 replies · 1,251+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5-6-10 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, well, well. Remember when Barack Obama said that under ObamaCare, people would keep their existing health plans and doctors? Remember when any suggestion that companies would find it a lot less expensive to dump employer-based health care and pay the penalties instead were cast as “myths” and “scare tactics,” even though the math was extremely easy to see? Welcome to Hope and Change:
  • CBO: Real 10-Year Cost of Senate Bill Still $2.5 Trillion

    12/19/2009 7:50:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies · 3,297+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/19/09 | http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/12/cbo_real_10year_cost_of_senate.asp
    With Obamacare, you get the good, the bad, and the ugly -- except for the first part. The Congressional Budget Office's score is in for the final Senate health bill, and it's amazing how little Americans would get for so much. The Democrats are irresponsibly and disingenuously claiming that the bill would cost $871 billion over 10 years. But that's not what the CBO says. Rather, the CBO says that $871 billion would be the costs from 2010 to 2019 for expansions in insurance coverage alone. But less than 2 percent of those "10-year costs" would kick in before the...
  • Student loans to be in healthcare package: Pelosi

    03/12/2010 11:52:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 905+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/10 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the final version of a broad healthcare overhaul would include a revamp of the student loan program but not a government-run health insurance option.
  • CBO: Health Bill Would Force Families to Buy Insurance Costing a Minimum of $12,000 Per Year

    03/19/2010 12:57:14 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 1,543+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/18/2010 | Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor
    If Congress passes the Senate health-care plan, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, American families will be required by federal law to buy a federally approved health insurance plan that will cost a minimum of $12,000 per year--and, on average, will cost $15,000 per year -- whether their employer or the government helps them with the premium or not. Beginning in 2014, the Senate plan would require all individuals to buy health insurance. Anyone who does not obtain insurance through an employer would be forced to buy it out of their own pocket. Families of four that...
  • Stacy, the EIB Insurance Expert (under 35, preexisting condition, free Commiecare costs $12,340/yr)

    08/20/2010 9:20:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 8/20/10 | The Maha
    Stacy, the EIB Insurance ExpertAugust 20, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Stacy from somewhere in Georgia. She is our semi-regular caller keeping us up to speed on health care and health insurance. She's our insurance analyst. Stacy, as always, welcome back. Great to have you here. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Great to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: And for the NAGs out there, the problem is you. RUSH: (laughing) CALLER: I solved that real quick and they didn't even have to rent a conference room. But, listen, I have found some truly delicious information. RUSH: On? CALLER: On these...
  • Health law could ban low-cost plans (more than 1 million to lose insurance in September)

    06/08/2010 8:46:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies · 97+ views
    Politico ^ | June 8, 2010 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    Part of the health care overhaul due to kick in this September could strip more than 1 million people of their insurance coverage, violating a key goal of President Barack Obama’s reforms. Under the provision, insurance companies will no longer be able to apply broad annual caps on the amount of money they pay out on health policies. Employer groups say the ban could essentially wipe out a niche insurance market that many part-time workers and retail and restaurant employees have come to rely on. This market’s limited-benefit plans, also called mini-med plans, are priced low because they can, among...
  • Joint Committee on Taxation Confirms that ObamaCare Does Not Enforce Individual Mandate

    03/27/2010 12:29:52 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies · 803+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 03/27/10 | Morgen Richmond
    One of the more controversial elements of ObamaCare is the mandate for most individuals to purchase insurance beginning in 2014. There is really no precedent for a federal mandate of this scale requiring individuals to purchase a product or service. So not surprisingly a number of state Attorney Generals have indicated they will be filing suit questioning the constitutionality of this provision. Of course the individual mandate is also very risky from a political standpoint, as the Democrats who orchestrated the passage of this bill are mandating not only that the young and healthy obtain insurance, but also that even...
  • ObamaCare Will Effectively Bar New Physician-Owned Hospitals

    03/25/2010 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 27 replies · 874+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/24/2010 | David Hogberg
    There are currently 60 to 65 physician-owned hospitals under construction. Those that aren't finished and don't have a Medicare provider number by Aug. 1 (Dec. 31 if the reconciliation bill passes) will probably never open their doors. Without a provider number, such hospitals can't treat Medicare patients, which are usually essential to financial survival. The feud over physician-owned hospitals has been boiling for many years. The American Hospital Association, along with key lawmakers such as Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., have made numerous efforts to curtail physician-owned hospitals. In 2003, Grassley won...
  • Gov Palin Breaks Down Obamacare on O'Reilly

    03/22/2010 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 61 replies · 1,250+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/22/2010 | Ron Devito
    When asked about the worst aspect of ObamaCare, Governor Palin responded: “We’ve already talked about federal unfunded mandates that will bury our states that have budgetary problems and businesses that have budgetary problems and now will be forced to purchase something we don’t want or don’t need, and government will be telling us to do it anyway. This of course takes away so many of our choices and puts government between our doctors and our patients.”
  • HOW MUCH WILL YOUR STATES’ TAXES GO UP IN OBAMACARE?

    12/01/2009 9:02:30 AM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    dickmorris.com ^ | 11/30/09 | Dick Morris
    The Obama health care initiative will be the biggest unfunded federal mandate on the states in history. It will force dozens of states, particularly in the South, to abandon their low tax ways and to move toward dramatically higher rates of taxation. It may even force Florida and Texas to impose an income tax! In the Senate version of the bill, states must expand their Medicaid eligibility to cover everyone with an income that is 133% of the poverty level. The House bill brings it up to 150%. But a host of states have kept their state taxes low precisely...
  • Health Reform Passes the Cost Test

    03/09/2010 9:02:11 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 21 replies · 202+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | David Cutler
    Many people are worried that the health-care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats will fail to bend the "cost curve." A number of commentators are urging no votes because of this, and Republicans have asked the president to start health reform over, focusing squarely on the issue of cost reduction. These calls overlook the actual legislation. Over the past year of debate, 10 broad ideas have been offered for bending the health-care cost curve. The Democrats' proposed legislation incorporates virtually every one of them.
  • Scary ObamaCare Cuts in Medicare Revealed!

    03/26/2010 5:05:06 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 46 replies · 1,225+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 3/26/2010 | Peter Andrew
    "...in 2010 Medicare cuts to inpatient psychological hospitals begin on July 1st. So, the government will pay less, for fewer people, for those who suffer from mental illness... You can hear the Democrats planning this; “Hey! Cut the Crazies, no one will care!” ...Medicare Advantage cuts kick in in 2011. It doesn’t stop there, they also make Medicare cuts in home health care! ...There will be Medicare cuts in 2011 for seniors who use diagnostic imaging like MRI’s, CT scans, etc... No new physician-owned hospitals will be able to get Medicare for anything! 2011 brings cuts in Medicare payments to......
  • The ObamaCare Writedowns

    03/26/2010 8:46:42 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 31 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-27-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The corporate damage rolls in, and Democrats are shocked! 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 to make a $1 billion writedown due solely to the health bill, in what has become a wave of such corporate losses. This wholesale destruction of wealth and capital came with more than ample warning. Turning over every couch cushion to make their new entitlement look affordable under Beltway accounting rules, Democrats decided to raise taxes on companies that...
  • FoxNews/Hannity: Obamacare to create 15,000 IRS positions to fine Americans

    03/18/2010 6:40:17 PM PDT · by topher · 56 replies · 1,613+ views
    FoxNews: Hannity Show ^ | 3-18-2010 | Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) stated that Obamacare will create 15,000+ IRS positions. The purpose of these positions is to monitor all 300 million Americans and fine them if they do not keep Medical Insurance according to Obamacare provisions. People can be fined $2,200 or 2% of their yearly income under this provision.
  • The IRS's vast new ObamaCare powers.

    Ms. Olson also exposed a damaging provision that she estimates will hit some 30 million sole proprietorships and subchapter S corporations, two million farms and one million charities and other tax-exempt organizations. Prior to ObamaCare, businesses only had to tell the IRS the value of services they purchase. But starting in 2013 they will also have to report the value of goods they buy from a single vendor that total more than $600 annually—including office supplies and the like. Democrats snuck in this obligation to narrow the mythical "tax gap" of unreported business income, but Ms. Olson says that the...
  • The ObamaCare Lies Thicken in Ohio

    03/16/2010 8:25:25 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 13 replies · 673+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | March 16, 2010 | Adam Bitely
    Take a look at Obama's remarks from yesterday in Strongsville, Ohio. The lies that he gets away with are amazing! Obama says: “My proposal would bring down the cost of health care for families, businesses, and for the federal government. So, Americans buying comparable coverage to what they have today, I already said this, would see premiums fall by 14 to 20 percent. That’s aren’t my numbers, that’s what the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says. For Americans who get their insurance through the workplace, how many people get insurance through your jobs right now, raise your hands. Well a lot...
  • Fox News- Waxman Cancels CEO Obamacare Writedowns/Costs Hearings

    04/14/2010 10:28:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies · 4,509+ views
    TCRLAF | 4-14-10 | TCRLAF per Fox
    Just on Fox, as breaking news, more to follow
  • The new message: 'Improve' health care, don't talk cost

    08/19/2010 1:59:53 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | August 19, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and deficit, and instead stressing a promise to "improve it." The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by FamiliesUSA -- one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters, John Anzalone, Celinda Lake, and Stan Greenberg. The...
  • Boehner: ObamaCare includes hiring 16,000 new IRS officers to track everyone's bank accounts

    03/19/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 77 replies · 3,290+ views
    Fox News Channel | 3/19/10
    Boehner on Fox. ObabaCare includes an additional $10 billion to hire 16,000 new IRS agents to track your bank accounts to ensure you are paying for mandated health insurance and paying what the government deems sufficient. Just what we need. Wonder what else they'll be tracking in your bank accounts. Apparently, the $ 828 billion bailout of 2009 already gives the IRS the power to track your private accounts.
  • Covering Obamacare Cost; Military Hit First

    01/08/2010 6:06:56 AM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 21 replies · 947+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | January 8, 2010 | Denise Clark
    TRICARE, the insurance company through which our military members receive benefits, is slated to increase premiums on the dental plans for 1.9 million members of all branches of our armed forces. The increase is going to take effect on February 1. From military.com: The monthly premium for an active duty family member single plan will increase from $12.12 to $12.69 and the monthly family plan premium will increase from $30.29 to $31.72. The National Guard and Reserve monthly sponsor premium will increase from $12.12 to $12.69. The monthly single premium rate for an Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) sponsor plan and...
  • CATO: OBAMACARE PRICE TAG IS 6 TRILLIONS

    11/28/2009 11:37:03 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,311+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/09 | Ed Morrissey
    The advocates of ObamaCare argue that the overhaul of the American health-care system will cost “only” a trillion dollars in its first decade. Michael Cannon at the libertarian think tank Cato says that Congress relies on significant budgetary gimmicks to get to that number, and that the true cost of ObamaCare in its first real decade is six times that amount: One gimmick makes the new entitlement spending appear smaller by not opening the spigot until late in the official 10-year budget window (2010–2019). Correcting for that gimmick in the Senate version, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) estimates, “When all this...
  • A Guide To The President's Lies About Obamacare's Cost

    03/14/2010 9:24:56 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 408+ views
    The Lid/WSJ/UK Mail ^ | 3/15/2010 | The Lid
    Just a few hours ago the House released the "reconciliation bill" the companion legislation to the Senate version of Obamacare meant to work out the differences between the two houses of congress. This 2,309 page monstrosity will be sent to the Congressional Budget Office to determine the cost of the bill. In actuality it doesn't really matter, the CBO develops its costs based on the parameters they are given, which in the case of Obamacare has skewed the costs to give an unrealistic perspective on its effect on the nation's economy. Or as computer software developers would call it, Garbage-in,...
  • Idiot-in-Chief: ObamaCare Will Reduce Premiums by 3000 Percent

    03/17/2010 1:56:47 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 28 replies · 847+ views
    CDS ^ | 3/17/2010 | B. Chrysostom
    Obama’s latest attempt to shove the government takeover of healthcare down the throats of the American people, regardless of consequences, has taken yet another insane turn. On Monday, March 15, in his Health Care Reform address in Strongsville, Ohio, President Obama claimed that ObamaCare will reduce health insurance premiums by as much as “3,000 percent.” The words lie and impossible are insufficient to describe the outright idiocy and ridiculousness of such a preposterous assertion. Unhappy with just spreading fear and misinformation about America’s healthcare system, scaring voters, trashing insurance companies, defaming conservative opponents, avoiding a fair and balanced debate of...
  • Leaked White House Memo Advises Democrats on How to Spin Obamacare

    08/21/2010 12:49:34 PM PDT · by goldendays · 48 replies · 1+ views
    theweeklystandard.com ^ | August 20, 2010 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Leaked White House Memo Advises Democrats on How to Spin Obamacare The White House now explicitly recognizes repeal as a very real possibility. BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON August 20, 2010 7:55 AM Politico has released a piece that begins as follows: "Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and deficit, and instead stressing a promise to 'improve it.'" This is a truly remarkable sentence. Legislation that the Congressional Budget Office says would cost about $2.5 trillion in its real first decade (2014 to 2023) wouldn't do...
  • Study Shows ‘ObamaCare’ Could Cost 700K Jobs

    03/17/2010 1:22:57 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 246+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-17-10 | Bob McCarty
    As many as 698,000 jobs could be lost if the health care reform plan being pushed hard by liberal Democrats becomes law, according to a study released today.
  • Scott Brown: Dems want to cut Military's TriCare to help fund ObamaCare

    01/12/2010 5:29:15 PM PST · by GailA · 18 replies · 1,427+ views
    FNC ^ | January 9, 2010 | Hannity interview
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  • New Dem message: 'Improve' health care, don't talk cost

    08/19/2010 4:56:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
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  • Buffet: Control Health Care Cost (Not pushing Obamacare)

    03/01/2010 5:18:00 AM PST · by jimjohn2458 · 29 replies · 974+ views
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