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  • Vanity - Is Matt Drudge finished?

    08/18/2017 10:54:19 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 89 replies
    Matt Drudge (Drudge Report) knows from A-Z that Virginia, Democrat, Governot, Terry McAuiliffe, the Mayor of Charlottesville and the Assistant Racist Mayor of Charlottesville were 100% guilty of conceiving & executing the "out of-hand", unrest, the riots, the murder(s), the loss of life, the injuries and the mayhem caused by allowing the "Hate" of left & right, riots to go forward, unfettered or controlled by the Virginia National Guard, The Virginia State Police and the local police of Charlottesville, Virginia. The details of their direct guilt have been duly noted and validated, in multiple right wing, left wing and independent,...
  • Sticker Shock: Iowa's only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase

    08/17/2017 2:13:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    In one of the biggest 2018 premium hikes sought to date, Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer is looking for a 57 percent rate increase – that’s 13 percent more than they asked for just two months earlier. It’s a troubling trend that’s been spreading across the country as jittery insurers stay stuck in a holding pattern waiting on Congress and the Trump administration to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has at different times encouraged lawmakers to let ObamaCare implode, pushed his party to repeal and replace the bill, admonished his own party for failing to do...
  • Vanity - Takes Two To Tango, The McAullife folly.

    08/14/2017 2:23:53 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 53 replies
    After listening to the disheartened Charlottesville, Virginian, Police Chief press conference a few minutes ago...now I know why Democrat, Governor, Terry McAuliffe looked like he had been sentenced to the electric chair on Saturday afternoon. IMHO, this cute little gig, set-up and planned by Democrat, McAuliffe and his buddy Mayor and assistant Mayor in Charlottesville did not go off as planned, because the police were setup to fail with the orders issued by the Governor and his two Mayors. Results, three people murdered, multiple people injured while extreme Right wing & Left wing nutcases tried to kill each other, uncontrolled...
  • Venezuela inflation quickens to 248.6 percent in year to July: opposition

    08/09/2017 11:12:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2017 | by Corina Pons
    Inflation in Venezuela's crisis-hit economy quickened to 248.6 percent in the first seven months of the year, the opposition-led congress said on Wednesday in the absence of official data. Various factors underlay the seven-month price rise, including a lack of U.S. dollars in the country, a sharp weakening of the bolivar currency, and political uncertainty, opposition lawmaker Angel Alvarado said. The government says it is victim of an "economic war" led by opposition-linked businessmen.
  • The New Face Of The Democratic Party?

    08/02/2017 7:32:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 25 Jul, 2017 | Francis Menton
    A good one-sentence summary of the current American political divide is this: Republicans think that Democrats are wrong, but Democrats think that Republicans are evil. I mean, if you believe that all human problems -- poverty, racism, inadequate healthcare, income inequality, whatever -- can be solved, and that the world can be perfected, by another government program and some more spending and coercion, then who could be so evil as to stand in the way? And, if our opponents are evil, shouldn't we be angry? Really angry? We just need someone to articulate and channel that anger to rev up...
  • 100,000 terminally ill patients denied hospice care [single payer]

    08/02/2017 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    SKY News ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kelso
    One in four terminally ill people who need expert end-of-life care are not receiving it because of funding pressures, the hospice movement has told Sky News. Hospice UK said as many as 118,000 people in the UK with terminal or life-limiting conditions are not able to access palliative care from its members. On average, hospices most of which are charities, receive just one-third of their funding from the NHS and rely on donations, shops, bequests and investments for the rest. Hospice UK said two-thirds of hospices had their NHS funding cut or frozen last year. It argues that with more...
  • Idaho blames Trump for big Obamacare rate increases

    07/31/2017 1:37:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Robert King
    Idaho's insurance regulator blasted the Trump administration's unwillingness to pay Obamacare insurers as the reason premiums couldrise by up to 38 percent next year. The state's Department of Insurance posted proposed rates for 2018 Monday. The state's six Obamacare insurers are calling for an average 38 percent rate hike, including a 50 percent increase for the silver plan, which is the most popular of Obamcare's three plan options. Idaho said the proposed increase for silver plans was because of "the potential refusal by the federal government to fund the cost share reduction mechanism." Insurers are required under law to lower...
  • Chuck Schumer was on the verge of tears speaking about John McCain after 'skinny repeal' failed

    07/28/2017 11:19:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 27, 2017 | by Bryan Logan
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was moved to near tears while speaking about Sen. John McCain early Friday morning after the Republican "skinny repeal" of Obamacare failed on the Senate floor. Schumer choked up as he turned his attention to McCain, who recently received a diagnosis of brain cancer. "And let's turn the page in another way," Schumer said. "All of us were so inspired by the speech and the life of the senator from Arizona. And he asked us to go back to regular order, to bring back the Senate that some of us who've been here a while...
  • EXCLUSIVE: $2 Million Government Program Gets 17 People Jobs

    07/22/2017 11:24:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 07/21/2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs and may have left others worse off, The Daily Signal has learned. The program, a private-public partnership between state and federal agencies and Interapt, a Louisville-based software development company, is a product of President Barack Obama’s TechHire Initiative of 2015. The job training program, budgeted for a total of $4.5 million, was supposed to last through 2019 and train up to 200 people from an economically depressed region...
  • Vanity - Democrat Party will collapse in 2018.

    07/15/2017 8:35:06 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 54 replies
    I predicted the Trump POTUS victory from the day Trump announced his candidacy. I predicted that the industrial "blue collar" union folks would go massively for Trump, they did, I said Trump would get over three hundred electoral votes, he did. I now predict the Democrat Party will lose between 8-10 Senate seats and, 12-20 House seats in the upcoming 2018 Mid-Term elections. The Senate losses could even be larger. If the attempts to repeal Obamacare fail and Senate Democrats do not support the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the Democrat Party will lose Senate seats in Florida, Virginia, West...
  • Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money

    07/07/2017 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 2017 | By ROBERT H. FRANK
    Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Discussions of the California measure have stalled, however, in the wake of preliminary estimates pegging the cost of the program as greater than the entire state government budget. Similar cost concerns derailed single-payer proposals in Colorado and Vermont. Voters need to understand that this cost objection...
  • Economists Hilariously Over-Predicted Economic Growth Under Obama

    06/27/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2017 | Tim Pearce
    White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Freedom Works economic consultant Stephen Moore. Economists predicted growth between 3.2 to 4.6 percent for the years 2010 through 2015. Actual economic growth never hit above 2.6 percent. {..snip..}
  • Talks over boosting Illinois Medicaid payments fail

    06/27/2017 9:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2017 | By Karen Pierog
    Negotiations over increasing Illinois' payments to Medicaid providers have failed, opening the door for a U.S. judge to force the cash-strapped state to pay as much as $1 billion a month to ensure medical care continues for the program's three million recipients, according to a court filing on Monday. The move would cause a huge problem for the state, which has accumulated a $15 billion bill backlog due to a budget stalemate between its Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature. It could force Illinois to stop making full payments on other state-mandated or court-ordered spending such as pensions...
  • Bernie Sanders hits road to lead charge against Senate health-care bill

    06/26/2017 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | By David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage and got right to it, warning 2,200-odd Ohioans that their lives are at risk if Senate Republicans push through their health-care bill. “Put yourself into someone else’s shoes,” Sanders said Sunday at Columbus’s ExpressLive concert hall. "What does it mean today if you are struggling for your life, dealing with cancer, dealing with heart disease, dealing with diabetes, dealing with some chronic illness threatening your existence? What does it mean when you read in the paper that Republicans might take away your insurance?” A voice in the audience shouted out the answer: “You die!”...
  • NBC’s Megyn Kelly Problem (Column)

    06/23/2017 7:43:50 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | June 21, 2017 | Sonia Sarayia
    The network’s vaunted new hire has whiffed her first opportunities to shine. Did NBC make a $17.5m mistake? It’s still months before Megyn Kelly’s new NBC daytime show is set to premiere, but it already feels like the former Fox News anchor has overstayed her welcome. Only three weeks into her Sunday-night newsmagazine show — a “Dateline” style piece, structured around her interviews with high-profile “gets” — Kelly’s star is dimmer than ever. It’s a far cry from where she was just a year ago. 2016 was a banner year for Kelly: After a wave of flattering media coverage, she...
  • Emergency room visits by Medi-Cal patients soaring, state data shows

    06/21/2017 8:20:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 21, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    California’s low-income residents continue to head straight for the emergency room — instead of their doctor’s office — for expensive treatment, a practice that the Affordable Care Act was supposed to curb. Three years into Obamacare, new figures show, ER visits by the state’s Medi-Cal patients rose 44 percent from early 2014 to late 2016. That’s pretty much the opposite of what architects of the nation’s health care law had predicted: The Obamacare provision expanding Medicaid was designed to get low-income people to start going to doctors in cost-efficient “managed care” plans. The Affordable Care Act’s architects had predicted that...
  • Are We Approaching the End Game?

    06/19/2017 8:29:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Jun, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Are We Approaching the End Game? by Emmet Scott It is becoming more apparent by the day that the end game, in Europe at least, is now imminent. Things cannot go on like this much longer. Something has to give, and soon. To all appearances, what we have come to know as “European Civilization” is doomed. The proximate cause of this, however, is not the mass colonization of Western Europe which has stepped up several gears in the past two years. Not is it primarily the chaos, lawlessness and terrorism which these colonists have brought with them. These things are...
  • 1.9 Million Obamacare Cancellations

    06/13/2017 10:26:08 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Ali Meyer
    Most cite high costs and insurers dropping coverage! Roughly 1.9 million Americans canceled their Obamacare coverage in 2017. Most cited high premiums and disruptions in coverage as the reason, according to two reports from the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency announced that 12.2 million consumers had selected an Obamacare plan or were reenrolled by the end of open enrollment on January 31, 2017. Only 10.3 million of those consumers, however, committed to the purchase by paying their premiums, leaving roughly 1.9 million Americans who essentially canceled their coverage. "In order to get a complete picture about enrollment...
  • If Obamacare fails, it’ll be bad news for Trump

    06/07/2017 10:55:16 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 39 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 6/7/17 | Rick Newman
    Some ACA critics—virtually all of them Republican—seem to delight at the prospect of Obamacare crumbling one county at a time, perhaps obviating the need to pass legislation that would formally repeal it. But this seems remarkably short-sighted. Trump’s attacks on the ACA, and the real prospect of repeal under Republican-controlled government, have pushed public approval of the law to the highest levels ever. Americans disapprove of Republican plans to roll back the ACA and particularly dislike proposed cuts to Medicaid. So Republicans are now threatening programs Americans more or less like.
  • Trump Slams Chuck Schumer as 'Not a Good Leader'

    05/13/2017 10:03:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 05/13/2017 | Todd Beamon
    <p>President Donald Trump Saturday slammed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as "not a good leader" who has "gone very far left."</p>