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  • Trump has Already Effectively Repealed Obamacare (Dick Morris)

    03/27/2017 8:26:37 PM PDT · by LS · 178 replies
    Facebook ^ | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris says what I have said for a couple of weeks. Obamacare really has been killed, and no one noticed. Trump told the IRS not to enforce the "individual mandate." That is the essential coercive element. No mandate, no O-care. Morris said he did this last week---in fact, I heard more than four weeks ago that the IRS was NOT enforcing this and just assumed it came from Trump. Second, the requirement that you buy from an "approved" insurance company---Trump waived that as well by telling HHS to approve any policy as "qualifying." Yes, some of the subsidies and...
  • Mike Pence Says Trump Has a Mandate

    12/10/2016 7:52:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    When Mike Pence becomes the 48th vice president of the United States next month, he will take on the role of a political lobbyist for Donald Trump's activist agenda. In an interview I conducted with Pence in his transitional office next to a sandwich shop in Washington, he said he believed voters gave Donald Trump a "mandate." How can that be when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote? "Trump won 30 out of 50 states. He won more counties than any Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan, and he undeniably reached Americans that Republican candidates haven't been reaching on the...
  • Trump claims mandate; Clinton says give him 'chance to lead'

    11/09/2016 5:54:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/09/2016 | Julie Pace - AP White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emboldened Republicans claimed a mandate Wednesday for President-elect Donald Trump after his astonishing election triumph, and an emotional Hillary Clinton told crestfallen supporters the GOP victor deserved a "chance to lead." President Barack Obama pledged a smooth transition of power. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," the president said of the president-elect, the man who spent years questioning Obama's birthplace and challenging the legitimacy of his presidency. Obama, who had declared Trump unfit for the presidency, invited him to the White House Thursday. Trump was uncharacteristically quiet in the...
  • Palin (no relation) Report: Same lies, different day 96 years ago.

    08/15/2016 4:10:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    ECF Database ^ | 12/4/1920 | Judge Palin
    SECRET. REPORT OF THE COURT OF INQUIRY CONVENED BY ORDER OF H.E. THE HIGH COMMISSIONER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, DATED THE 12TH DAY OF APRIL, 1920. INTRODUCTORY NOTE. The Mission entrusted to the Court was originally as follows:- "To record the evidence as to the circumstances which gave rise to the disturbances which took place at and near Jerusalem on the occasion of the Nebi Musa Pilgrimage on 4th April and following days." This mission was subsequently enlarged by the addition of the words (received by cable dated 22nd April 1920 from General Headquarters) "and as to the extent and causes of...
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. “I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive … they can use this as a...
  • My Life Under The Affordable Care Act or My OBAMACARE DISASTER [Vanity]

    02/24/2016 12:38:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    The Democrats | 02-24-2016 | Red Badger
    Okay, I've posted very few vanities during my time on FR, but this I believe is important for all FReepers and their relatives, who may be in the same situation. I signed up for health insurance as required under The Affordable Care Act, using the Healthcare.gov website in November of 2014. Up until that time, my employer provided my family health insurance at no cost to me, but because of the new law was unable to continue doing so for financial reasons. At that time, the Healthcare.gov website, after having entered my base salary numbers and my wife as sole...
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a “unifier” during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting “so-called conservatives” who don’t share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly “does a lot of good of good things” for women’s health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesn’t want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • marco Rubio’s Health Plan Has an Individual Mandate

    02/26/2016 12:52:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2016 | by MICHAEL F. CANNON
    When Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump momentarily embraced Obamacare's individual mandate before disavowing it, Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives caught the vapors. But where is conservative outrage over Marco Rubio's health plan, which actually contains an individual mandate? Rubio, unlike his opponents, has offered details on how he would replace Obamacare. (Trump merely promises "something terrific.") He builds his replacement plan around an individual mandate, and an expansion of Obamacare's spending. Rubio's plan is so similar to Obamacare, so disruptive, and so easily demagogued, you would think he was a Democratic mole. The centerpiece of Rubio's proposal would "provid[e] every...
  • Trump ditches defense of Obamacare mandate

    02/21/2016 1:21:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/16 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Donald Trump said Sunday he actually opposes Obamacare's individual mandate, following up his reversal last week of his apparent support for the law. The GOP presidential frontrunner told CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday that he "likes" the healthcare law's requirement to have health coverage. He tweeted the following day that he would actually repeal it, along with the rest of President Obama's healthcare law. On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday Trump said he doesn't like the mandate at all.
  • Who's Dying in the Streets, Mr. Trump?

    02/19/2016 3:28:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Pope is backin' away from what he said, and Trump is backin' away from what he said. Trump's backin' away from a couple of things that he said! Trump's going moderate on the Pope, and now Trump is backing away from his allegation last Saturday that George W. Bush "lied" about Iraq. What's that going to do to the Democrat outreach plan? ... There is all kinds of confusing stuff going on out there, folks. And you are at the right place to have it all untangled. There are intricately woven webs of deceit no matter...
  • Trump clarifies Anderson Cooper remarks on Obamacare mandate

    02/19/2016 12:54:46 PM PST · by springwater13 · 249 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago I was asked about healthcare by Anderson Cooper & have been consistent- I will repeal all of #ObamaCare, including the mandate, period. I was referring to a backstop for pre-existing conditions. I will eliminate the law, in its entirety, & replace it w/ something much better. I will replace it with private plans, health savings accounts, & allow purchasing across state lines. Maximum choice & freedom for consumer. I'm self-funding and I am going to take care of the people – not the special interests and insurance companies like the other candidates. Remember,...
  • Donald Trump Just Publicly Embraced the WORST Part of Obamacare [VIDEO] [Ind. Mandate]

    02/19/2016 12:18:37 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 265 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 19, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Donald Trump: “I like the mandate.” Donald Trump has often promised to repeal the “disaster” that is Obamacare and he’s right, it is a disaster.But at Thursday night’s CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall in South Carolina, Donald Trump embraced what is easily the worst part of Obamacare, the anti-free market “individual mandate” which forces Americans to buy only government-approved health care insurance, whether they want to or not.To justify his support for the Obamacare mandate, Donald Trump uses leftist talking points of not wanting people to “die in the streets,” as if they has ever happened in America — before...
  • Trump: I 'Like' Obamacare's Individual Mandate

    02/19/2016 10:18:44 AM PST · by Falcon28 · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2-19-16 | Jeffey Anderson
    Trump: I 'Like' Obamacare's Individual Mandate 7:48 AM, Feb 19, 2016 | By Jeffrey H. Anderson The most unpopular part of Obamacare now has a champion in the Republican presidential field. Via the Right Scoop, Donald Trump was asked on Thursday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper, "If…there's no mandate for everybody to have insurance, what's to—why would an insurance company not have a preexisting—insure somebody with a preexisting condition?" Trump replied, "Well, I like the mandate. Okay, so here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying on the streets. And I say this all the time."...
  • Trump on ObamaCare: "I like the mandate" [Watch Video]

    02/19/2016 9:08:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2016 | Allahpundit
    If Cruz and Rubio are looking for some eleventh-hour ad material to galvanize righties before tomorrow’s big vote, they can’t do better than this. Somehow, after six years of conservative agitation against the mandate and a 5-4 Supreme Court majority finding it unconstitutional as an exercise of Congress’s commerce (but not taxi!) power, it seems likely we’re going to end up with two consecutive Republican presidential nominees who are pro-mandate. Romney at least wanted to leave the mandate-making to the states; Trump, an authoritarian with no apparent philosophical interest in federalism, probably won’t be as deferential. The silver lining,...
  • Donald Trump Supports the Obamacare Mandate

    02/19/2016 8:42:04 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 93 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/19/2016 | Streiff
    "COOPER: If Obamacare is repealed and there's no mandate for everybody to have insurance what's to… and why would insurance company not have a pre-existing insure somebody… TRUMP: I like the mandate. Okay, so here's how I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying on the streets and I say this all the time. And I say this… Look I did five speeches maybe six speeches today we had a lot of rallies with thousands and thousands of people. I mean we get big crowds. Everytime I talk about this I get standing ovations. The Republican people, they're...
  • Will Religious Liberty Die With Scalia?

    02/15/2016 4:02:36 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2//15/2016 | David Catron
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was more than a tragedy for his family and American jurisprudence. It was a calamity for religious liberty. The Court will soon hear Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, which challenges the Obamacare contraception mandate. Because the loss of Scalia reduces the number of justices to eight, the spectre of a tie vote now looms over the case. If the remaining justices vote as they did in the Hobby Lobby case, the result will be a per curiam decision whereby a prior miscarriage of justice by the Tenth Circuit Court of...
  • Obamacare Tightens Yoke on Small Business

    01/04/2016 3:17:26 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/4/2016 | David Catron
    One of the worst of Obamacares ill-conceived provisions went quietly into effect on January 1. The employer mandate, previously inflicted only on businesses with 100 or more employees, will now be imposed on those with as few as 50. This mandate will prevent countless small employers from hiring workers they would otherwise have hired and incentivize many others to replace full-time employees with part-timers. It is such an obvious job killer that the Obama administration delayed enforcement until after the 2014 midterms, the liberal Urban Institute has called for its repeal, and it has even been obliquely criticized by Hillary...
  • Federal judge: Moral objections are enough to override HHS contraception mandate

    09/01/2015 6:52:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    In a stunning decision, a federal judge permanently barred the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the contraception mandate under ObamaCare against an employer for moral rather than explicitly religious grounds. Judge Richard Leon, the same DC district court judge that ruled the NSA phone collection program unconstitutional (and was reversed last week), rebuked the federal government for violating the Equal Protection clause by only allowing religious groups a waiver for objections to contraception and other products and services. Ruling in favor of March for Life, Leon said that the 14th Amendment demands equal protection for similarly...