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  • WSJ: Yep, the feds are totally unprepared to launch ObamaCare exchanges

    11/28/2012 10:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The blaming of governors for not implementing ObamaCare is in hyperdrive for a reason— the federal government and liberals backing ObamaCare overestimated the federal government's ability to build a system of the complexity and technological intricacy necessary to pull this off. They counted on states to do some heavy lifting (with a hefty price tag) to make this happen, yet have given them very little regulatory guidance and passed the bill in a way least likely to engender cooperation. The current rumpus is over ObamaCare’s “exchanges,” the bureaucracies that will regulate the design and sale of insurance and where 30...
  • Now they tell us: Majority against government health insurance guarantee

    11/28/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    The low information voter will be the death of America. New Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans now disagree with liberals that it is the government's responsibility to see that all Americans have health insurance: ***** For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health...
  • Fourteen Is the New Fifteen! (The global warming doomsday cult quietly changed an important number)

    11/28/2012 10:01:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Arvind Kumar
    According to the leaders of the global warming doomsday cult, the average surface temperature of Earth is 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit), but this is a new value which has quietly replaced the original average of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). In March 1988, a few months before NASA's James Hansen asserted before the Congress that global warming was in progress, the New York Times quoted him as saying that he used 59 degrees Fahrenheit as the average global temperature to calculate the temperature variations. ***** "One of the scientists, Dr. James E. Hansen of the National Aeronautics...
  • Gazan billboards say Thank you Iran

    11/28/2012 9:57:43 AM PST · by Lera · 9 replies
    Large billboards saying Thank you Iran have appeared next to three major road junctions in the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented public acknowledgment of the weapons terrorist groups in the Strip receive from the Islamic Republic. The message was written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi above a picture of an Iranian manufactured Fajr 5 rocket like the ones fired at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem during the recent round of hostilities. Iranian rockets struck at Tel Aviv. They reached Jerusalem. Therefore it was our duty to thank those who helped our people, Islamic Jihad leader Khader Habib told Reuters.
  • The Millionaires Tax (Hey Mr. Buffett, How Much Taxes will It Really Raise?)

    11/28/2012 9:53:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The days are ticking off to a January 1 fiscal implosion, and Republicans are trying to MacGyver a fiscal fix. Three days after the election, President Obama claimed the voters had given him a mandate to raise taxes on the rich. With Pew reporting that 58 percent of Americans feel the rich pay too little in taxes, its hard for Republicans to contradict the president. Unless Congress intervenes to prevent the Bush tax cuts from expiring, high earners will face significantly higher income taxes in 2013. For the top two brackets, the rate will rise to 36 percent (from 33...
  • No President Obama, We Can't "Outcompete" Other Countries

    11/28/2012 9:40:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/28/2012 | Harry Binswanger
    In a campaign speech, President Obama said: I know we can outcompete any other nation on earth. No we cant. We cant outcompete Germany, China, Francewe cant compete any other country. In fact, no country can outcompete any other. The very concept outcompete makes no sense on a national scale. One business can outcompete another business, but a nation cant outcompete another nation across the board. Suppose Bangladesh firms have a comparative advantage in sewing garments. Even if Americans are better at it than Bangladeshis, both countries gain if Americans outsource their garment-sewing work to Bangladesh firms and shift American...
  • How ETFs will destroy Wall Street (not a bad option)

    11/28/2012 9:29:53 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 7 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 11/28/2012 | Dan Caplinger
    For decades, ordinary investors with modest sums to invest had limited options. With even low discount-broker commissions making a big dent into regular investments from typical paychecks, individual stocks were largely out of reach, leaving actively managed mutual funds as the primary alternative. Through active funds, money managers got used to the idea of taking 1% off the top on an annual basis, regardless of whether the funds they managed produced gains or lost money for their shareholders. Index mutual funds have been around for 35 years, but they largely coexisted peacefully with active funds throughout most of that time....
  • The election is over, but PLFs Obamacare suit goes on!

    11/28/2012 9:15:50 AM PST · by Jayster · 3 replies
    Tea Party Patriots El Dorado Hills ^ | 11/15/2012 | DARWIN THRONE
    Pacific Legal Foundation, located in Sacramento, has filed a new lawsuit on the constitutionality of Obamacare that will be heard by the Supreme Court. Sacramento, CA; November 7, 2012: After this weeks election results, the costly, burdensome and intrusive Affordable Care Act (ACA) Obamacare is less likely than ever to be reformed, let alone repealed, by elected officials. But a promising, powerful legal challenge is still going forward litigated by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, a watchdog organization that defends limited government, free enterprise, and individual rights, in courtrooms nationwide. Especially after the election of 2012, PLF...
  • Yarmuth says he'd be OK only raising taxes on those making more than $500k

    11/28/2012 9:08:46 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, is holding out hope Congress can come to an agreement before the end of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff a mix of mandatory spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. Unlike others, such as Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Yarmuth said he doesnt want to see Congress wait until after the first of the year to take up the tax issue. Murray has said Democrats might have a better chance to keep the cuts only for the middle class if the cuts are allowed to expire so Congress...
  • Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    11/28/2012 8:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a twenty year old pledge he signed. Hes talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
  • Clinton Celebrating State Departments 'Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies'

    11/28/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) As she approaches the end of her tenure as Americas top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will address an event in keeping with her active role in promoting benefits for homosexuals in the foreign service. Clinton will deliver remarks at a State Department event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of an organization representing gays and lesbians at the State Department, USAID and other government agencies that send employees abroad. According to its website, the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) was established by fewer than a dozen employees who faced official...
  • S.F. gun ordinances are upheld

    11/28/2012 8:36:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    <p>San Francisco can require handgun owners to keep their weapons locked when stored at home and can ban bullets that expand or splinter on contact, a federal judge has ruled in rejecting a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block enforcement of the local gun laws.</p>
  • LAUSD 'jails' fill with teachers as misconduct complaints rise

    11/28/2012 8:28:57 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Barbara Jones
    They call it "teacher jail" - the administrative offices where nearly 300 Los Angeles Unified educators accused of misconduct spend months on end reading, blogging or texting. The cost is enormous: $1.4 million a month in salaries while district and law-enforcement investigations proceed, and $865,000 to hire substitutes to fulfill their classroom duties. Los Angeles Unified officials insist the cost is worth it - the price the district has to pay for years of downplaying or ignoring suspected abuse. That practice exploded into a major scandal in February with revelations of longtime patterns of misconduct by teachers at Telfair Elementary...
  • In U.S., Majority Now Against Gov't Healthcare Guarantee...Huh?

    11/28/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 11/28/12 | Jeffrey Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years. The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare poll, conducted Nov. 15-18 this year. The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama's election and has continued the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 28,2012

    11/28/2012 8:15:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
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  • Will Republicans Bargain Away Entitlement Reform in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    11/28/2012 8:10:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 39 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Peter Suderman
    There are a large number of policies that make up the fiscal cliff: the expiration of the Bush-era income tax cuts, the end of a temporary payroll tax cut, budgetary caps on discretionary spending imposed by last years debt deal, a reduction in planned spending on defense as a result the sequestration process, the so-called doc fix which governs physicians Medicare reimbursements. All of these policies are set to change automatically if Congress does nothing. What wont change automatically is the fundamental shape and structure of any of the countrys major entitlements: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Yet Republicans are...
  • Ken Cuccinelli On WMAL 11/20/12 (Audio: Obama Voter Fraud)

    11/28/2012 8:09:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/12 | WMAL
    NTERVIEW -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
  • U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal

    11/28/2012 8:08:02 AM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | J.Leff,K.Wukowski,A.Callus,A.Rascoe
    "The U.S. government temporarily banned BP Plc from federal contracts on Wednesday over its "lack of business integrity" in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, a move that the British company had said could force it to rethink its entire U.S. operations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the suspension was "standard practice" following criminal actions. . . . The suspension means that BP will not be able to secure any new contracts with the U.S. government, including the lease of new exploration territory in the federal Gulf of Mexico, one of BP's biggest oil production regions globally. Some...
  • Free guns for everyone! Texas startup plans to distribute blueprints for 3-D printable firearms

    11/28/2012 8:05:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 26 November, 2012 | NA
    Defense Distributed spokesman Cody Wilson tells the UKs Guardian that his company has the logistics, time, resources and money to start freely distributing blueprints that will let any hobbyist with a 3-D home printer make their own gun, and now its just up to Uncle Sam to sign off on a federal firearms license. Wilson doesnt think there will be any problem, though, and says his company plans to be approved and begin building prototypes in the coming weeks. We're just waiting on a little piece of paper, Wilson says, which could be all the federal government needs to give...