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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)( – 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...

    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 ^ | 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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: