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  • How do we taxpayers stop all the Obamacare commercials? (vanity)

    06/04/2012 9:54:00 PM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies
    Every night I see on Foxnews, yes Foxnews, these nauseating ads with actors pretending to have been saved by "the new health care law" . How many millions is HSS spending on these "HealthCare .gov" commercials?
  • Mitt transition pick a red flag for conservatives

    06/04/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday June 4, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Over the weekend, Politico broke the news that Mitt Romney had tapped Mike Leavitt, the former Utah Governor and HHS Secretary under George W. Bush, to lead the transition effort should Romney win the presidency. This is a very worrisome signal to conservatives holding out hope that Romney will live up to his promises to fight for limited government if elected. As Ben Domenech details, Leavitt is one of the few Republicans who has been actively campaigning for governors to implement Obamacare’s health care exchanges at the state level. [....] Leavitt has shown time and again that he is to...
  • How ‘death panels’ can prolong life in U.S. (Actual Headline Originally From Bloomberg News)

    06/04/2012 2:27:25 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 3 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | June 4, 2012 | Staff
    Average life expectancy is one of two statistics commonly used to compare the health-care systems of different nations. (The other is infant mortality.) One of the puzzles about the U.S. system is that we spend far and away the most money per capita for health care, but we rank 50th in average life expectancy ― after Macau, Malta, and Turks and Caicos, among others. We are all familiar with statistics about how much of health-care spending takes place in the last year of life, and with stories about old people who are tortured with costly treatments they don’t want and...
  • Constitutional Death for ObamaCare? The Left Threatens John Roberts and the Supreme Court

    06/04/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 18 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 28, 2012 | Doug Bandow
    The Constitution created a national government of limited, enumerated powers. Over the years the Supreme Court dismantled many of the original barriers to expansive government. Now the President and the left-wing legal establishment are lobbying the Court to ratify the unprecedented power grab known as Obamacare. America’s health care system is a mess. However, there were better options than a federal takeover through the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Which is why a majority of Americans continue to oppose the law and support its repeal. Moreover, Obamacare exceeded the federal government’s authority. States have what is known as...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president.Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants. But that's a coincidence, of course. Leavitt has said some relatively positive things about certain...
  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • Nurse to feds: State grants went to politicians’ campaigns

    06/04/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY
    ‘Thousands of dollars” in state grants awarded to bolster health care in minority communities instead went to pay campaign workers for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon and Democratic candidates Hendon supported, a Chicago nurse has told investigators. The nurse, Tonja Cook, 44, detailed her allegations in four interviews with state and federal authorities between October 2010 and May 2011, records show. In June 2011, federal prosecutors in Springfield charged Cook and another Chicago nurse, Margaret A. Davis, with siphoning $500,000 from state grant funds for Davis’ “personal use.” Hendon, 58, a West Side Democrat who unexpectedly retired from the Senate...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants.
  • Ministers skeptical on Elizabeth Warren

    06/04/2012 4:38:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/4/12 | Stephanie Ebbert
    Dogged by weeks of questions about whether her claims of Native American heritage helped advance her career, Elizabeth Warren now faces skepticism from some of Boston’s black ministers whose appearance with Scott Brown just after his 2010 election to US Senate helped shape Brown’s image as a different breed of Republican. “It will take more than an impromptu endorsement by Governor Patrick to make an intellectually compelling case why Elizabeth Warren deserves to be the next senator,” said the Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III, referring to the state’s governor, Deval Patrick, who is black. Rivers said he will ask Warren...
  • America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

    06/04/2012 5:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Star Parker
    Do House Republicans risk being branded as extremist and out of touch by bringing abortion back into the national spotlight when supposedly the economy is all Americans care about today? Last Thursday, Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 – 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of...
  • Obama law could be shot in the arm for Valley, state (ObamaCare) [Purge before reading]

    06/04/2012 2:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The SanJoaquin Valley Record ^ | June 4, 2012 | Claire Veyriras, California News Service
    California could gain as much as 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's health care plan, according to a report. A Bay Area Council Economic Institute report says the San Joaquin Valley would see employment rise by more than 3,500 jobs and its economy expand by $65 million. Had the health care law taken full effect in 2010, the report says California's economy - helped by federal and state subsidies - would have received a $6.7 billion boost from new spending on doctors, hospitals, medical device manufacturers and the hiring...
  • Marrying the welfare state to big government

    06/03/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 3rd, 2012 | David R. Usher
    "Marital responsibility" is the priceless institution greatly missing in low-income households. Traditionally married couples and their children are the least likely to live in poverty, get in trouble, or need big government to incarcerate or care of them from womb to tomb. The welfare state and same-sex marriage are issues deeply interwoven but not commonly understood. Behind the "rights" language is the socialist purpose of feminists who have fought for decades to create the right for women to marry each other. In a nutshell: Feminists set out to destroy marriage and marginalize the influence of the church in the 1960's....
  • How Sebelius judge saved Planned Parenthood

    06/03/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    With her first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court as governor in 2003, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius chose the proudly “third-wave” feminist, Carol Beier. It was a timely choice.
  • Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

    06/03/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/01/12 | Kathy Finn
    Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeksBy Kathy Finn Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions. Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.
  • NY Times Scolds Catholics, Calls HHS Mandate Lawsuits a “Stunt”

    05/30/2012 1:49:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 29, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    The New York Times has been unsympathetic to Catholic protests against the HHS mandate, so it was not surprising that the Times editorial board had nothing but nasty things to say about the lawsuits that recently were filed against HHS by 43 Catholic plaintiffs in a Sunday editorial. Thirteen Roman Catholic dioceses and some Catholic-related groups scattered lawsuits across a dozen federal courts last week claiming that President Obama was violating their religious freedom by including contraceptives in basic health care coverage for female employees. It was a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air. Building on mixed...
  • Do We Love Romneycare?

    06/03/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | June 1 2012 | CASEY LYONS
    This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the national individual mandate portion of President Obama’s healthcare bill. We’ve had universal healthcare here in Massachusetts since 2006, so how’s it working out for us? WE PAY LESS:
  • No respite for pope as more documents leaked

    06/03/2012 1:22:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2012 | Phillip Pullella
    MILAN (Reuters) - Pope Benedict got no rest on Sunday from a leaks scandal when an Italian newspaper published documents showing that his butler was not the only person in possession of confidential correspondence indicating a Vatican in disarray. Benedict, 85, ended a weekend trip to Italy's industrial and financial capital Milan with a closing mass for an international gathering in which he praised traditional Catholic family values and re-stated his opposition to gay marriage.But in its Sunday edition, the Rome newspaper La Repubblica published documents it said it had received anonymously after the arrest of the pope's butler on...
  • Senator Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    05/30/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    kuer ^ | 5/30/12 | Andrea Smardon
    Senator Hatch promised the crowd of business leaders that if he were re-elected and became Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he would be well-positioned to help take down the Affordable Care Act. "If we take over in the majority, we're going to try and repeal Obamacare, and see if we can get it right," he said. Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso said they were currently focused on repealing provisions of the law including a tax on the medical device industry and on health insurance providers. Democratic Utah state Senator Pat Jones is on the Salt Lake Chamber's Health...
  • The Great Obama Blunder

    05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America. They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections. Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price. Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012

    05/31/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT · by ZULU · 6 replies
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