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  • Five Strikes Against Single-payer Healthcare

    01/05/2015 12:03:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2015 | By Deane Waldman
    In baseball, when you get three strikes, you’re out. There have been at least five strikes called against single payer (SP). Shouldn’t we hear from an umpire? Whether you call it single payer, socialized medicine, universal health care, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital System, ObamaCare, Public Option, or National Health Service, these are all different names for the same thing: government-controlled healthcare. Details vary but all single payer-type systems have one thing in common: a central authority that controls both supply of dollars and providers, as well as demand for goods and services. Strike #1: Italy's price controls In the...
  • Immigration debate: Why is GOP's Hal Rogers afraid to defund Obama's amnesty plan?

    11/22/2014 5:53:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/21/14 | David Bozell
    Memo to Rep. Hal Rogers: If you fund President Obama's executive amnesty plan, you will own it with him. Now that the president has announced his executive amnesty order, it puts the spotlight squarely on Republican leaders such as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers who seems to be at odds with most of the GOP. Rogers suggested last week to a reporter the GOP should pass a long-term spending bill even if it should include funding for Obama's upcoming Executive Order. Mr. Chairman: If the American people wanted Congress to fund amnesty programs, they would have kept the Democrats...
  • Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

    10/09/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | Oct 09, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections ... Americans will not be able to find out if their health insurance premiums are going up "until the second week of November," which conveniently falls after Americans will go to the polls November 4th.
  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    09/21/2014 2:39:55 PM PDT · by buffyt · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn blasted claims by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others that the best strategy is to allow Obamacare to crumble under its own weight and only then seek to repeal it. Filling in as host on Rush Limbaughs radio show Monday, Steyn, author of After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, explained to a caller named Joe that there is no reason to believe congressional Republicans have the will to repeal anything, especially considering that Carter-era institutions like the Department of Education and the Department of Energy have managed to flourish even in times of...
  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And Its Conservatives Fault

    09/21/2014 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 506 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If...
  • Lobbyists quietly advise GOP on gay marriage shift

    07/30/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/2104 | Megan R. Wilson
    Republicans on K street are helping members of their party shift their stance on gay rights issues. Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland and Knight carries a list of 40 to 50 Republican offices in the House and Senate she visits on behalf of Freedom to Marry, a group that backs same-sex marriage. "The issue is losing its toxicity from a Republican perspective," she said, mentioning that the list was a fraction of that size when she first took on Freedom to Marry as a client in 2011. Lehman... helped to write the Defense of Marriage...
  • Mitt Romney for president in 2016? [Double-BARF alert]

    06/15/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 226 replies
    CBS ^ | 5:21 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014
    Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday. And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016...
  • Republicans to Officially Present Alternative to Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:56:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Republicans have voted more than 50 times to repeal or alter Obamacare as the popularity of the legislation continues to be nearly non-existent. In the process, Republicans have been criticized for failing to present an alternative piece of legislation to replace Obamacare. More than a dozen alternative plans have been crafted on the Hill, but Republicans haven't been able to rally around a single plan. Now, that's changing as Republican prepare to present Americans with an official alternative to the Affordable Care Act: The plan includes an expansion of high-risk insurance pools, promotion of health savings accounts and inducements for...
  • RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

    03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his political brain trust at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month. If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent. As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney...
  • Obamacare's Newest Delay and GOP's Slumber

    03/05/2014 5:46:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 4 Mar 2014 | Jedediah Bila
    Yes, it appears that President Obama is gearing up to twist Obamacare like Gumby yet again. Fox News reports: The latest delay, expected to be announced as early as next week, would allow insurers to continue selling insurance plans that would otherwise be banned under the law. Fox News has confirmed the extension, first reported by The Hill. It is unclear how long the extension will be, though one unidentified source told the Hill it could last to the end of Obama's second term, and possibly beyond. The extension would ease pressure on Democratic candidates in the midterm elections by...
  • Why Terry McAuliffe barely won (RNC pulled $ from Cuccinelli, gave it to Christie)

    11/06/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/6/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governors race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. -snip- McAuliffe outraised Cuccinelli by almost $15 million, and he used the cash advantage to pummel him on the airwaves. A lack of resources forced the Republican to go dark in the D.C. media market during the final two weeks. The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million...
  • The Time Has Come

    10/31/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 133 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | Another miserable day In Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Fellow Conservatives, the time has come. The time has come to free ourselves from the lackluster idiocy of the Republican't party and go our own way. The time has come to tell the political operatives like Tokyo Rove to shove it. The time has come to turn off FOX Snooze once and for all. The time has come to tell the crony capitalists on Wall Street to earn a living in an actual free market instead of leeching off the besieged American taxpayer. In short, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a third party. It's time for a third party...
  • GOP may vote again to delay Obamacare

    10/25/2013 11:45:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | October 25, 2013 | By JAKE SHERMAN
    The House Republican with direct oversight of Obamacare hinted that the GOP might, once again, vote to delay a critical component of the health care law. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) hinted Friday that the House might vote to delay the sign-up date for Obamacare. The current enrollment period lasts through March.
  • The Conservative War on the GOP

    10/17/2013 4:54:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 77 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 17 2013 | Molly Ball
    On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to defund the GOP. Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it irrelevant. The Senate Conservatives Fund has targeted mainly incumbent Republican senators for defeat. Erick Erickson, one of the rights most prominent commentators, wonders if what's coming is a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party. Conservatives have declared war on the GOP. Tired of feeling taken for granted by a party that alternately panders to them and sells them down the river, in their view, Tea Partiers and others...
  • Senate Compromise Includes McConnell Debt-Limit Proposal

    10/17/2013 4:47:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2013
    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has floated a proposal for a couple years now as a last-chance way to avert a crisis and allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval, with Congress having the ability to strip that authority with a two-thirds veto and thats sort of what the bill to be voted on tonight provides for (see pages 24 ff. of the bill).Assuming it passes tonight, the debt ceiling will be suspended until February 7, meaning thetreasurycan borrow what it needs to fund obligations until then. Then within the next 14 days, the House and...
  • Rove: Longer Holdout Means Weaker GOP

    10/16/2013 3:07:48 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 60 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/2013 | Greg Richter
    Republican strategist Karl Rove says the GOP should quit while it's not as far behind as it could be. Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record," Rove said Republicans fighting for concessions on Obamacare and entitlements are weakening their position the longer they hold out. "At some point you have to focus on, as Ronald Reagan said, getting as much of the pie as you possibly can get," Rove said. Republicans aren't even going to be able to get 80 percent of what they want now, he said, because they have been weakened over the last two months...
  • Eeewww: AmyCare for U.S. Senate?

    10/14/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    Heres some free market advice to GOP legislators at all levels thinking about introducing bills supporting the state health exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Be prepared to wear the Care moniker around your name. You know? As in HillaryCare, RomneyCare or ObamaCare. Colorados Amy Stephens, a Republican state representative from El Paso County, was once considered a future Lt. Governor, or member of Congress. Instead, she may have flamed out her career by sponsoring a bill that would opt Colorado out of ObamaCare by implementing a so-called health exchange under PPACA. Yet that didnt stop...
  • Sources: Ryan Compromise Will Keep Obamacare 'Forever'

    10/11/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News reported that House Republicans have offered a new deal to the White House to end the fiscal stalemate. The GOP plan, authored primarily by House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan according to Hill sources, would meet Obama's demands in exchange for negotiations on a longer-term budget agreement. At least two high-ranking Capitol Hill sources have told Breitbart News that Ryans plan would also help protect Obamacare as it is currently implemented. Ryan's office deny the claims. What your sources are attempting to attribute to Congressman Ryan is not accurate, Kevin Seifert, Ryans spokesman, said in an email. But...
  • Showdown lowdown Day 10: Obamacare 'off the table'

    10/10/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/13 | CNN Political Ticker
    House Republicans, and notably Ted Cruz in the Senate, led the fight against Obama's signature health care law. They made defunding or delaying Obamacare a demand in legislation the House repeatedly sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, only to see it die there. Apparently, it's now dead in the House, too. "That's currently off the table now," Republican Rep. James Lankford said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "That's obviously not going to happen at this point." Lankford did say that Republicans will now instead ask for a one-year delay on penalties for those who don't sign up...
  • A Staunch Republican Tries Obamacare ... And Discovers That It's Actually Pretty Awesome

    10/05/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 118 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | october 3, 2013 | Henry Blodget
    One mystery of the government shutdown is why Republicans are so apoplectic about the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that aims to make health insurance more affordable for millions of Americans. One theory is that the Republican leadership is scared that Obamacare actually won't be as bad as they have been saying it will be that, in fact, Americans (including Republican constituents) will quite like it. If Americans like Obamacare, the theory goes, this will be a big blow to the Republicans' big sales pitch over the past 30 years, which is that more government is always...
  • Cruz: GOP Already Compromised By Demanding To Defund, Not Repeal Obamacare

    10/04/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    tpm.com ^ | October 4, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT | Igor Bobic
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), or "the joint speaker of the House" as Harry Reid calls him, argued Friday that Republicans have already offered Democrats a concession in their stand against reopening the government by demanding not a full repeal of Obamacare, but merely the defunding of President Barack Obama signature health law. The House of Representatives has repeatedly compromised already," said Cruz, who already who spoke against funding the law on the Senate floor for 21 hours earlier this month. "The House began -- it is the view of every Republican in this body, and indeed every Republican in the...
  • G.O.P. Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown

    10/04/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    The hard-line stance of Republican House members on the government shutdown is generating increasing anger among senior Republican officials, who say the small bloc of conservatives is undermining the party and helping President Obama just as the American people appeared to be losing confidence in him. Fighting with the president is one thing, said Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri. Fighting with the president and losing is another thing. When youre in the minority you need to look really hard to find the fights you can win. And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans Dan Coats...
  • Divide and Conquer: Politico Cites Unnamed Republican Senator to Blast Cruz

    10/03/2013 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Brietbart Big Journalism ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    .............Cruz responded to the anonymous comments by directing the conversation back toward the government shutdown and Obamacare, telling Politico, It seems that there is nothing the media likes to cover more than disagreements among Republicans, and apparently some senators are content to fuel those stories with anonymous quotes. Regardless, my focus and, I would hope, the focus of the rest of the conference is on stopping Harry Reids shutdown, ensuring that vital government priorities are funded, and preventing the enormous harms that Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans. It is evident that no matter what Cruzs strategy...
  • Republicans following Cruzs playbook as crisis unfolds (it's called leadership!)

    10/02/2013 5:16:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Mike Lillis, Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker
    House Republicans have more than taken a page out of Sen. Ted Cruzs (R-Texas) shutdown playbook. Theyre following it to a T. GOP leaders on Tuesday introduced a series of bills to fund specific parts of the government in lieu of one sweeping package a strategy Cruz had floated a week ago and promoted again Monday night as the government was closing its doors. The freshman senator has also been the driving force behind the plan to condition any new spending on the inclusion of provisions scaling back President Obamas 2010 healthcare reform law. Cruz and GOP leaders have...
  • Senate Votes to Fund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare. There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law. This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare. Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today: Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ)...
  • GOP anger at Ted Cruz hits Senate floor

    09/26/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/13 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    The GOPs anger at Sen. Ted Cruz expressed mostly in private meetings this week burst onto the usually collegial Senate floor on Thursday, with Sen. Bob Corker excoriating his Texas Republican colleague for blocking a quick vote to avert a government shutdown next week. In a highly unusual Republican v. Republican exchange, Corker accused Cruz of delaying a Thursday vote simply to create a show to cater to his conservative activist supporters at the expense of making good policy. -snip- Cruz shot back. Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way youre proposing to...
  • The GOP shivs Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 3:27:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    9-24-2013 | vanity
    When Wendy Davis filibustered for abortion in Texas it was inspiring! She was so strong standing there for all of us in her pink running shoes! What a hero for women everywhere! Now when Ted Cruz filibusters to hold up a bill that he can't stop if only to send a message that most of America doesn't want this? Idiot. Wacko bird. Terrorist. Anarchist. Holding America hostage. This is not helpful. GOP: We will not support this. The difference is striking, no? Dems circle the wagons even to protect adulterers, rapists, embezzlers and people with federal drug charges. The GOP...
  • Cruz Fires Back at Anonymous Congressional Staffers

    09/24/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/13 | staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized anonymous Republican Congressional staffers who allegedly provided Fox News host with Chris Wallace with unsolicited research to discredit the Texas senators doomed attempt at filibustering Obamacare Tuesday on the Senate floor: TED CRUZ: You know its quite interesting in the course of this debate there have been more than a few newspaper articles, more than a few attacks, from our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle and from our friends on the Republican side of the aisle. Ive told my wife I now pick up the newspapers each day to learn what...
  • Hume explains why conservative talkers can cause problems for some House Republicans

    09/24/2013 11:59:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/24/13 | Jeff Poor
    On The OReilly Factor Monday night, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume explained how conservative radio talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin can cause serious problems for the GOP. Im not sure youd say theyre calling the shots, but make no mistake about it, Bill some of these radio talk show hosts have real influence, Hume said. They have a huge following particularly in very conservative areas where they are most popular and where the many members of Congress who inhabit those areas are not worried about getting reelected if they can get...
  • Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)

    09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4,108 replies
    U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2
    LIVE VIDEO
  • ExclusiveSource: McConnell, Cornyn Whipping Votes Against Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 161 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A source in Congress tells Breitbart News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his campaign to defund Obamacare. "Right now in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes, a senior congressional staffer with intimate knowledge of the situation said in an email to Breitbart News. Unbelievably, they actually are leading the fight to fully...
  • Mark Levin: GOP Leadership Trying to 'Kneecap' Tea Party

    09/24/2013 3:13:15 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/23/2013 | Greg Richter
    Republicans in leadership positions spend more time trashing the tea party than they do fighting the opposition, conservative talk show host Mark Levin told Fox News Channel. "They do it because they want to hold onto what power they have," Levin said Monday on "Your World with Neil Cavuto." "They hope to eke through elections. They think they're going to take the Senate with no agenda whatsoever." Asked about Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who has called efforts to defund Obamacare "silly," and argued that other tactics and strategies should be used, Levin didn't mince words. "Where's his tactic and strategy?...
  • Medved: No honest Republican thinks Obamacare can be stopped

    09/23/2013 10:51:41 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    KIRO/MyNorthwest ^ | 9/23/13 | STEPHANIE KLEIN
    The countdown is on. The Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, kicks in on Oct. 1. Michael Medved told KIRO Radio's Tom and Curley on Monday that Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, staunch critics of President Obama's health care plan, have come on his show and told him there's no way to defund Obamacare. "So what are they doing, they're advancing their own careers, they're advancing their own presidential campaigns and meanwhile, destroying the party that I care about. Destroying any chance at all for Republicans to either win the Senate or to, increasingly, hold the...
  • McConnell Shoots Down Ted Cruz's Plan To Risk Shutdown Over Obamacare

    09/23/2013 2:54:24 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 87 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT | SAHIL KAPUR
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) broke with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday, revealing that he won't filibuster legislation to fund the government in service of conservative goals to defund Obamacare. The Republican leader's decision is a major blow to the push by Cruz and powerful conservative activist groups, who wanted Republicans to unite and filibuster a continuing resolution until Democrats caved agreed to gut funding for the Affordable Care Act. "Senator McConnell supports the House Republicans' bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny,"...
  • Krauthammer: Obamacare defunding Kabuki, Kamikaze and GOP will end up sushi

    09/20/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 130 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-20-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Fridays Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer mocked the Republican tactic of using the budget process to defund President Barack Obamas 2010 health care reform law. Krauthammer called the Houses vote to defund the law Kabuki and warned that it would come back to haunt congressional Republicans. I think the Boehner speech is what you would expect, Krauthammer said. He didnt want to do it. He had to do it, so he had to defend it, and thats Kabuki. I think its going to go to the Senate and if we end up...
  • Rove: GOP's defunding ObamaCare strategy only helps Obama

    09/20/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Greta/Rove
    Video at link.
  • Our Moment Has Arrived: All Hands On Deck to Slay Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Mark Davis
    A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare. This would be the strategy Ted Cruz and his allies have been offering for weeks, earning them harsh criticism from Democrats and timid Republicans alike. The House, run by Republicans, will pass the measure. The Senate, run by Democrats, will not. No matter what those votes might be, a presidential veto pen stands ready to kill the whole idea of a bill that funds...
  • Republicans Weigh Defunding Health Law, Avoiding Shutdown

    09/17/2013 9:24:01 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Business Week/Bloomberg | Sept 17, 2013 | By Roxana Tiron
    Can't post Bloomberg text, but it claims Boehner says if the Republicans don't fund ObamaCare then they lose the house in 2014. That's idiocy and exactly backwards. If they DO fund ObamaCommieCare, they get voted out!! Tax paying Americans do not want this unconstitutional communist POS!! http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-17/republicans-weigh-defunding-health-law-avoiding-shutdown
  • What the New Obamacare Polls Reveal

    09/16/2013 2:00:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Two new detailed polls out today, from The Wall Street Journal and the Pew Center, confirm and deepen the grim state of public opinion on Obamacare. The law remains as unpopular as ever. There is a massive intensity gap between opponents of the law and supporters (41 percent of Americans strongly disapprove, against just 26 percent who strongly approve). And the main characteristic of public opinion is that people have no idea how the law works. Lack of knowledge about the law has always been closely associated with opposition. Most of the provisions of the law, when described to people,...
  • Some House Republicans pretty angry that Boehner cant get Cruz to shut up and sit down

    09/15/2013 5:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This report is coming from The Hill and relies pretty much on Republican lawmakers and staffers speaking on condition of anonymity so factor that in. But given what weve heard from some other members over the last couple of months, I wouldnt find it terribly surprising if this were true. Republican lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with what they say is a lack of communication from their leaders. Both centrist and conservative members in the House believe that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants could have done more earlier this year to counter the Tea Partys effort to defund...
  • Governor Palin: We Saw This Coming With Obamacare

    09/12/2013 9:35:38 PM PDT · by Bratch · 81 replies
    Conservative4Palin ^ | September 12, 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin posted the following on her Facebook page earlier:Remember when President Obama promised us, If you like your current health care plan, you can keep your plan? That was not true, and his deceptive claim falls in line with all the other lies about Obamacare like thered be no health care rationing. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can understand that if it is cheaper for a company to cancel employees health benefits and pay the $2,000 Obamacare fine instead of providing, say, a $10,000 government mandated employee health care plan, then of course that company will...
  • GOP Fund Obamacare Effort Defeated

    09/12/2013 5:39:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 9/11/13 | fitsnews
    Take that, John Boehner (and Nikki Haley). An effort by establishment Republicans in Washington, D.C. (and in the states) to fool GOP voters into thinking they had defunded Obamacare was defeated this week forcing Boehner and his cronies to withdraw a budget resolution scheduled for a vote this week. The Republican plan? To pass a rider to the upcoming budget resolution what would have defunded Obamacare but permitted the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate to simply strike that language from the spending plan and send it straight to the desk of U.S. President Barack Obama. This would have allowed...
  • Obamacare More Complicated Than The Matrix (HHS Secretary Sebelius Is Mrs Smith)

    09/11/2013 6:51:41 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The October 1st start date is only a few weeks away from a dramatic reduction in personal liberties and greater taxation and growing government power. The Affordable Healthcare Act (aka, Obamacare) started with Hillary Clinton in her aborted efforts when Bill Clinton was President. It was dubbed Hillarycare and deemed to be a disaster (just ask economist Brad DeLong). While George W. Bush was President, Hillarycare was transformed under the guidance of the Center for American Progress. This became Obamacare with the election of Barack Obama. After meetings with lobbyists, Congress, the Administration and the Center for American Progress (behind...
  • GOP Doc: Vote to Defund Obamacare, Let Senate Erase It

    09/11/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/13 | Matthew Boyle
    A document House Majority Leader Eric Cantor distributed to all House Republicans on Tuesday, obtained by Breitbart News, confirms that he is planning to make it appear as though the House is voting to defund Obamacare while using a legislative procedural trick which would allow the Democrat-controlled Senate to strip defunding language from the Continuing Resolution. * * *
  • House Appropriations Committee Introduces CR That Is 'Free of Controversial Riders' (Obamacare)

    09/11/2013 5:57:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/11/2013
    The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday introduced a short-term continuing resolution that would maintain funding for government programs and services -- including Obamacare -- at current levels until December 15, 2013. The Continuing Resolution introduced today is simply a temporary measure to keep the lights on in government until this Congress can fulfill its duty by approving Appropriations bills for the next fiscal year," Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said in a statement. Rogers declared the bill to be "free of controversial riders," an apparent reference to conservative calls to defund the Democrats' health care law. "This bill is free...
  • Palin: 'Enough of this foreign fiasco distraction. It is time to bomb Obamacare'

    09/10/2013 3:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 10, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Sarah Palin is sick of hearing about Syria. A little more than a week after the former Alaska governor suggested the world "let Allah sort it out" in Syria's civil war, Palin posted a video to her various social media accounts urging U.S. lawmakers to ignore "this foreign fiasco distraction" and "get back to work." "It is time to bomb Obamacare," Palin wrote on her Facebook page above the video. The message, posted late Monday, has generated more than 56,000 likes. The two-minute video, titled "Just Sayin'," includes clips of political pundits debating Palin's controversial claim that the Affordable Care...
  • Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible

    09/10/2013 4:09:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/2013 | Penny Starr
    Since March 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA), the administration has published in the Federal Register 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented. These regulations add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Registeror more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.Using the regulations.gov website and the Federal Register itself, CNSNews.com found 109 distinct regulations for the implementation of PPACA and the health-care related provisions of...
  • GOP infighting over ObamaCare could spill over into 2014 elections

    08/26/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/25/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican infighting over the defunding of ObamaCare is growing increasingly nasty and could spill over into the 2014 elections. Hardline conservatives are pushing for the GOP to shut down the government if Democrats refuse to defund ObamaCare, and are threatening reprisals in primaries if they dont get their way. Establishment Republicans are just as furious, and arent backing down. The GOP conflict is the most public and heated of any since Republicans lost the 2012 elections, and exposes a rift in the party that will likely grow deeper. The civil war could hurt the partys chances to retake...
  • Tea Party Senators Right on Obamacare Strategy

    08/12/2013 4:40:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Star Parker
    Vitriol has gone beyond partisan give-and-take in the nations politics. It is now seeping into and poisoning the ranks of the Republican Party. Mainstream Republican politicians are cringing at the proposal of tea party Senators - Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) - to hold federal appropriations legislation hostage in their quest to defund Obamacare. Republicans opposing this strategy see it as lose-lose. They dont believe this tactic will work. And at the same time, they see it producing more antipathy toward Republicans and branding them as zealots and obstructionists. I think the tea partiers are on...
  • Has the tea party 'sold out' to the mainstream GOP?

    08/28/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT · by upchuck · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | August 26, 2012 | Shannon Travis
    Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside -- or selling out to the GOP? As Republicans prepare to officially roll out Mitt Romney as their party's presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention this week, major tea party groups and figures have descended on Tampa, Florida, to schmooze with party bigwigs and rally for Romney. But Romney's conservative credentials have long been viewed with suspicion by the movement. So it came as a surprise when, before at least one event, tea party organizers committed what some activists would consider heresy: seeking approval from establishment Republicans to...