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  • Pelosi: It's Not "Obamacare"

    03/20/2014 4:03:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 64 replies
    KFBK News ^ | March 20th 2014 | Mike Simpson
    The President has embraced the term, but Nancy Pelosi is still a bit annoyed by that people keep referring to The Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare." The Democratic Congresswoman chided a reporter who asked her if the new law will be a "winner or loser" for Democrats facing re-election in 2014."I believe it's a winner, and by the way, it's called, 'The Affordable Care Act,' it's called, 'The Affordable Care Act.' I know you didn't intend any compliment, or derogatory...it's called, 'The Affordable Care Act,'" she replied.Pelosi joked that she'd gladly tell President Obama the same thing before criticizing Republicans in...
  • Hilarious: MSNBC host likens word 'ObamaCare' to n-word

    12/09/2013 7:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits.  Real Clear Politics provides a transcript and video here, where you can read and view the entire  thing, but here are some highlights: I want to talk today about a controversial word. It's a word that has been with us for...
  • U.S. schools face tough decisions on Obamacare benefits

    08/14/2013 5:20:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 14, 2013 | By Yasmeen Abutaleb
    Hit by years of budget cuts, some U.S. public school boards are looking to avoid providing health benefits to substitute teachers and supporting staff under President Barack Obama's reform law, education officials say. According to the law, employers will have to offer health coverage to all full-time employees, defined as those who work an average of 30 or more hours per week each month, or else pay a fine starting in 2015. In Indiana's Fort Wayne Community Schools district, one of the state's largest, administrators reduced hours for 610 of its 4,050 employees, including substitute teachers and support staff, who...
  • IPAB, Obamacare’s Super-Legislature [It’s even worse than you thought.]

    06/15/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 15 June 2010 | Michael F. Cannon & Diane Cohen
    The individual mandate isn’t Obamacare’s only unconstitutional provision, or even its most unconstitutional provision. That distinction belongs to the Independent Payment Advisory Board. A heretofore unreported feature of this super-legislature makes it even more authoritarian and dangerous than anyone knew. IPAB consists of up to 15 unelected government “experts.” Its stated purpose is to restrain Medicare spending. If projected spending exceeds certain targets, Obamacare requires IPAB to issue “legislative proposals” to reduce future spending. Those proposals could include drastic cuts that jeopardize seniors’ access to care, leading some critics to label IPAB a “death panel.” But the really dangerous part...
  • The Small Error That Could Ruin Dem's Health Care Efforts

    11/30/2010 2:01:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/10 | Brian Beutler
    Conservative foes of the Affordable Care Act want the federal courts to smother the new health care law in its crib. They've argued that Democrats failed to erect the proper safeguards to protect the legislation from being stricken down entirely by the courts. And when a Virginia district court judge rules in the coming days on the Constitutionality of the law's insurance mandate, he'll also have to decide whether none, some, or all of the law must go with it. The obscure term of art here is "severability." Quite often, legislators include what's known as a "severability clause" in their...
  • DemCare's Secret $1.62 Trillion Immigration Time-Bomb

    04/17/2010 8:46:03 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 1,195+ views
    Director Blue ^ | April 16th | Doug Ross
    Nancy Pelosi wasn't kidding when she said, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Buried deep within the the Democrat health care bill is a secret payoff to immigrants that defies American traditions and was heretofore undisclosed. Hidden within the 2,400-page DemCare legislation is a bullet to the head of the longstanding "public charge" doctrine. The doctrine states that "no alien can be allowed into the United States if he is going to become a burden on the US taxpayer upon entry -- a public charge." ... By granting amnesty for...
  • I'll be more than happy to go to prison to fight for my freedom ( obamacare )

    04/11/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 94 replies · 2,170+ views
    Tom Ashbrook - On Point Radio ^ | March 22nd | random caller
    Caller: I'm very frustrated about what happened they didn't listen to the people at all. I don't know if you happened to hear what Michelle Bachmann said about peacefully not complying with obamacare? I think that's going to be me. I have read the bill and I know about the provisions that will throw me in prison and really I don't care. I'll be more than happy to go to prison to fight for my freedom. Host: How do you see your freedom on the line here? Caller: They are taking our money by fiat. They are taking our money...
  • Pelosi hails church agency on health reform

    03/22/2010 6:33:24 PM PDT · by iceskater · 69 replies · 949+ views
    The United Methodist Church ^ | UPDATED 6:00 P.M. EST March 22, 2010 | United Methodist News Service
    The landmark vote on health care by the House of Representatives March 21 affirms The United Methodist Church’s Social Principles that declares health care is a “basic human right,” the top executive of the denomination’s social action agency said. "For decades, the General Board of Church and Society has worked alongside thousands of United Methodists to achieve health care for all in the U.S.," said Jim Winkler, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. "This vote brings us closer to that reality." The majority of United Methodist lawmakers in the House voted against the plan. However,...
  • Your right to choose vitamins and other supplements could end this year (ALERT)

    02/04/2005 1:55:31 PM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 25 replies · 1,988+ views
    Your right to choose your vitamin, mineral and other supplements may end in June-August of this year (2005). After that U.S. supplements will be defined and controlled by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (Food Code) is setting the supplement standards for all countries in the WTO. They will be enforced by the WTO and will over ride U.S. laws. The U.S. President and Congress agreed to this take-over when the WTO Treaty was signed. Violations are punished by WTO trade sanctions. CODEX drastically restricts vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements. CODEX...
  • Show me your papers [! National ID Card !]

    03/13/2010 9:29:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 94 replies · 1,697+ views
    American Thinker blog ^ | 3-10-10 | Lee DeCovnick
    All United States citizens may be required to carry a biometric I.D. card! That's not Orwell's Big Brother speaking. Rather Democrat Chuck Schumer (D- New York), and Republican Lindsay Graham (R- South Carolina) have devised new legislation to mandate that every worker carry a government I.D. card to prove his citizenship. The card must be carried every day and may be checked by employers and any governmental authority upon request. All U.S. citizens would be required to carry an ID cards according to this plan. It's meant to keep companies from hiring illegal immigrants. No matter where you apply for...
  • BREAKING: Healthcare Reform reconciliation bill is posted! 2300+ pages and includes student loan

    03/14/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 420 replies · 19,707+ views
    http://budget.house.gov ^ | 3/14/2010 | James Wright
    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010. 2300+ pages and includes student loans. Happy reading...
  • Come to Washington DC on March 16, 2010. Stop Pelosi's Health Care

    03/12/2010 8:36:42 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 1,201+ views
    Word is spreading about going to Washington DC on March 16, 2010. Please pass the word on and off the internet. Please visit these two links for details. Rally Against the Obama, Pelosi, & Reid Partisan Health Care Plan Tuesday March 16, 2010 :: 12 Noon Washington DC & Local District Offices President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Reid are attempting to pass monstrous Health Care Legislation on a completely partisan vote. They will use the budgetary procedure, reconciliation, to 'fix' an ever growing Health Care Bill. Together we must stand up and speak out against this Federal Takeover of...
  • New Pelosi Cram-it-Through Zero Dollar - send her this one and all the rest of hers!

    03/09/2010 10:43:52 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 1 replies · 73+ views
    self | 3/9/10 | Secret Agent Man
    Been wanting to make another Pelosi zero dollar piece and so here's the latest. Send her it and any of the others she's portrayed in. Make her day. Just getting under her skin (eww, bad mental image) will help. If it gets her madder, good. People make more mistakes when they are mad and taking things personally. Their pride gets in the way and they start making mistakes. Keep the pressure on, mail any of the zero artwork along with your letters and emails to your democrat congresspeople. Especially those who want to keep their jobs, especially those who have...
  • Health care resistance in Holly Springs (Rep. David Price debates crowd of conservatives on video)

    01/24/2010 6:18:06 PM PST · by MitchellC · 18 replies · 1,313+ views
    Right Angles ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jon Ham
    I don’t think Rep. David Price, D-NC, expected this. Call it the post-Scott Brown Tea Party phenomenon. He’s clearly uncomfortable in the video, which is via Randy Dye’s blog. The crowd was civil, but not subservient. They didn’t buy any of his glib professorial answers. Here’s what Betty Dye, who posted it on YouTube, had to say: Congressman Price meeting with citizens at Cultural Center in Holly Sprigs NC Jan 23, 2010. None of his supporters showed up, just us. 5 Policeman ended up being called in to observe event, once again Conservatives had a peaceful debate with a progressive...
  • PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' (*yawn*)

    12/21/2009 9:19:28 AM PST · by pillut48 · 14 replies · 664+ views
    St. Petersburg Times/Politifacts ^ | December 18th, 2009 | Angie Drobnic Holan
    Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page. Her assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care —...
  • Health Care bill clears key Senate test (60-40)

    12/21/2009 3:14:28 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies · 769+ views
    Breitbart via Associate Press ^ | 12/21/09 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas. "Let's make history," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, shortly before the bill's supporters demonstrated their command of the Senate floor in an extraordinary holiday season showdown.
  • Health Care Rumor Gains Traction With Right

    12/18/2009 5:14:53 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1,031+ views
    DNCBS ^ | December 17th | Brian Montopoli
    On Tuesday, the Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb, citing an unnamed Senate aide, wrote that "the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line." Translation: Goldfarb is reporting that, according to his source, the Obama administration is suggesting to Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska (left), who has been hesitant to support the Senate health care bill due to his concerns over abortion, that it will close the base if Nelson doesn't back the bill. It was, the source said, a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and...
  • Caller: Will Obamacare impact prison overcrowding?

    11/26/2009 8:20:34 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1,210+ views
    NPR On point ^ | November 23rd
    Caller: Thank you for taking my call. I'm pondering the unemployment numbers and this healthcare bill with the mandate. I'm wondering if this will exacerbate the prison overpopulation problem? Tom Ashbrook: What do you mean? Caller: If there's over 10 percent unemployment, I don't think American prisons handle that many people can they? Host: Will people have to steal to pay their healthcare? What are you saying? Caller: If they fail to meet the mandate they get thrown in prison. Host: He's only half facetious, I think. This will be a real requirement. What happens if people can't or don't...
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • HOW MUCH WILL YOUR STATES’ TAXES GO UP IN OBAMACARE?

    12/01/2009 9:02:30 AM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    dickmorris.com ^ | 11/30/09 | Dick Morris
    The Obama health care initiative will be the biggest unfunded federal mandate on the states in history. It will force dozens of states, particularly in the South, to abandon their low tax ways and to move toward dramatically higher rates of taxation. It may even force Florida and Texas to impose an income tax! In the Senate version of the bill, states must expand their Medicaid eligibility to cover everyone with an income that is 133% of the poverty level. The House bill brings it up to 150%. But a host of states have kept their state taxes low precisely...
  • 7 items you didn’t know were in the Senate bill

    12/01/2009 8:01:30 AM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies · 1,584+ views
    MSDNC ^ | 11/30/09 | Chuck Todd
    Pay attention: The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" — better known as the Senate health care overhaul bill — is chock full of interesting but little publicized provisions affecting consumers. ... Employers would be required to provide an unpaid "reasonable break time for nursing mothers" in the first year after giving birth. Women would be provided a private place, other than a bathroom, to use a breast pump.... Being a teenager is tough. The Senate wants to help with a provision allocating $400 million from 2010 to 2015 to help teens make the transition to adulthood. The money goes...
  • Gay marriage and obama care reform creates a government hypocrisy (vanity)

    11/30/2009 9:57:10 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 270+ views
    So government wants to be the all powerful arbiter of what is good and clean and healthy, and punish you for deviating. Government is pure, and it can administer your healthcare with no problem. Some on the left even go so far as to say that government is the only one who can decide what's healthy and do so in our best interest. But then government wants to also force a foreign morality down your throat in gay marriage. Which, nobody that I've ever seen has made the case that what one man does to another man's body is healthy....
  • A failure to explain financial benefits of health care reform (Lib sales pitch)

    11/24/2009 5:34:21 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 11 replies · 515+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | November 24, 2009 | Thomas F. Schaller
    (clip) With health care reform, President Obama is trying to make a much tougher sell. His problem is that too many voters are focusing only on the price tag. He is failing to persuade Americans - including the millions happy with their current coverage - that reform is about more than the literal health of Americans, that it's also about the economic health of the nation. In October 2007, the Milken Institute published "An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease," a report analyzing the long-term economic costs of leaving unchecked just seven maladies: cancer, heart disease, hypertension, mental...
  • Today I called my two U.S. Senators and said: "Stop ignoring us."

    11/23/2009 8:06:40 PM PST · by Sun · 34 replies · 1,231+ views
    Today I called my U.S. Senators and told them both: "Please stop ignoring us. We don't want government healthcare; we want JOBS!"
  • Centrist senators say healthcare bill needs major changes

    11/22/2009 10:35:00 AM PST · by freespirited · 40 replies · 1,298+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/22/09 | Julian E. Barnes
    Only a day after Senate Democrats voted to move into a historic debate on overhauling the nation's healthcare system, key centrists made it clearthat the party is still a long way from delivering on its promise to provide near-universal insurance coverage and contain medical costs. Faced with the prospect of Republican filibusters, Democratic leaders must deliver the same kind of total unity they managed to achieve in Saturday's vote to begin debate: Every Democratic senator, plus two independents who caucus with them, supported the key procedural motion. But several of those senators spoke out today to say that they will...
  • Palin was right about death panels; Doctors protest against ObamaCare

    11/21/2009 7:55:18 AM PST · by bigred08 · 14 replies · 952+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/21/2009 | Kevin Hall
    This is a prime example of the government interjecting into the private health care decisions of U.S. citizens. It is also a prelude to the notorious "death panels" which Sarah Palin exposed this past summer. Government run health care will eventually lead to exactly what Palin warned us about.
  • PALIN'S CANCER GUIDELINE CONCERNS AND "DEATH PANELS" ALIVE AND WELL

    11/21/2009 5:06:26 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 390+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/21/2009 | Gary P.
    This sentence hit me like a ton of bricks, just because of the wording: Women of any age should not be taught to do breast self-exams, but BSE is not forbidden. Are you kidding me? “BSE” stands for breast self examination. And this government death panel is telling women they shouldn’t learn how to do them, but are not “forbidden” from learning how and doing them. How generous of them.
  • Doctors nationwide rally against ObamaCare Saturday

    11/20/2009 11:01:49 PM PST · by bigred08 · 11 replies · 825+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/21/2009 | Kevin Hall
    As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on ObamaCare Saturday, medical professionals across the country will speak out against the government's takeover of health care. The Million Med March is taking place in state capitols and major cities across the U.S. this weekend. The events are being organized by a group called Doctors U.N.I.T.E.
  • Health Bill Hoax ...

    11/19/2009 5:29:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,236+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Reform: Only a Bernie Madoff could believe the Senate's health care bill will extend coverage to 31 million Americans while cutting deficits by $127 billion over 10 years. It would be the first profitable entitlement. But that's what Majority Leader Harry Reid, citing Congressional Budget Office estimates, tells us the 2,074-page bill — said to cost only $849 billion over a decade — would do. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he seems to be following Vice President Joe Biden's admonition at an AARP town hall meeting that "we've got to spend money to keep from going bankrupt." We suspect Reid's...
  • New challengers pose serious threat to Iowa Dem Congressman

    11/19/2009 5:16:40 PM PST · by bigred08 · 12 replies · 773+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/19/2009 | Kevin Hall
    A popular Iowa State Senator and and a former Iowa State University wrestling coach could pose significant challenges to Democrat Leonard Boswell's Third District Congressional seat.
  • Alert! New HealthCare Takeover Bills FORGOT to Pay Doctors! (MORE Billion$$$ Now Needed!)

    11/19/2009 6:55:51 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies · 892+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 19 Nov 09 | Xzins
    Ever heard of "Doctors Without Pay?" Believe it or not, the liberal democrat politicians in the House and the Senate have forgotten about paying doctors in their health care takeover plans. By forgetting about paying doctors, these politicized health plans pretend to cost slightly less than a trillion dollars. And then you remember they've forgotten to pay the doctors!!! Do they really expect doctors to work for nothing? I've heard of lawyers doing an occasional pro bono case, and doctors might do the same on occasion. But, can you imagine case after case after case without pay? That isn't likely...
  • (Breast Cancer:) Rationing's First Step

    11/18/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,134+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | IBD staff
    Health Care: A government task force has decided that women need fewer mammograms and later in life. Shouldn't that be between patient and physician? We have seen the future of health care, and it doesn't work. We have warned repeatedly that the net results of health care bills before Congress will be higher demand, fewer doctors, more cost control, all leading to rationing. New recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer and the necessity for early and frequent mammograms do not convince us otherwise. Just six months ago, the panel, which works under the...
  • Health 'Reform' Gets a Failing Grade (editorial by the Dean of Harvard Med School)

    11/17/2009 6:47:27 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies · 808+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Flier
    As the dean of Harvard Medical School I am frequently asked to comment on the health-reform debate. I'd give it a failing grade. Instead of forthrightly dealing with the fundamental problems, discussion is dominated by rival factions struggling to enact or defeat President Barack Obama's agenda. The rhetoric on both sides is exaggerated and often deceptive. Those of us for whom the central issue is health—not politics—have been left in the lurch. And as controversy heads toward a conclusion in Washington, it appears that the people who favor the legislation are engaged in collective denial. Our health-care system suffers from...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-17-09 (The DUmmies say "No deal!" to PelosiCare)

    11/17/2009 3:23:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 76 replies · 1,548+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 17, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Well, it looks like we're not the only ones who can't stand the House health "reform" bill. The DUmmies hate PelosiCare too! Of course their reasons may not line up with ours, but still, it shows that NOBODY really likes what the Dems are doing, and that's a good thing. BTW, before we get into this thread, did you see the other day where Nurse Nancy claims to have read all 1,900 pages of the bill PLUS 1,300 pages of additional reports? "I've read 3,200 pages," she said. RI-I-IGHT! Nancy, I think we'll have to call you "Pelossio" for...
  • (Wall Street) Analyst Doubts Health Overhaul Can Pass

    11/17/2009 10:18:51 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 1,117+ views
    The New York Times (Prescriptions Blog) ^ | November 17, 2009 | Reed Abelson
    Arguing that the political winds are shifting away from the support necessary for an overhaul, one Wall Street analyst is now predicting Congress will not pass any significant health care legislation anytime soon. In a report to investors on Tuesday, Richard Evans, an analyst with Sector & Sovereign in New York, writes, “We no longer expect Congress to pass impactful health reform legislation this year, or even in this political cycle.” Mr. Evans cites several factors that he believes makes passage less and less likely, including the increasing public opposition to the overhaul, as well as the emergence of politically...
  • If We Refuse to Learn From History--a Power Hungry State

    11/16/2009 9:31:22 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 204+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/16/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    http://www.wiseandfrugalgovernment.blogspot.com/ What use is history if we refuse to learn from it? If we are doomed to repeat the past mistakes of civilizations before us, why bother to teach and study history at all? But, if you believe as I do that our Founders took great pains to construct a government unlike any before them, inspired by the Enlightenment thinkers and determined to learn from the mistakes of failed governments, then you must ask the question as I have, what if our current leadership refuses to learn from history? This weekend I pondered two diametrically opposed health care views I...
  • Congresswoman Mary Fallin: Voting against Nancy Pelosi

    11/14/2009 1:00:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 827+ views
    Edmond Life & Leisure ^ | November 11, 2009 | Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK)
    I support the kind of health care reform that will lower costs and increase accessibility to quality, affordable care. Unfortunately, what Speaker Pelosi rammed through the House today does nothing to curb rising costs. Instead, her bill seizes control of the health care industry and puts it in the hands of the federal government, introduces job killing taxes on individuals and small businesses, and accelerates deficit spending and the accumulation of national debt. Late Saturday night, I voted against Speaker Pelosi’s massive federal takeover of health care because I do not believe it is the right prescription for Oklahomans. After...
  • Jailing the uninsured (Elected politicians are still exempt and you get a Gitmo cell?)

    11/14/2009 8:31:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Week ^ | 11/12/09
    Jailing the uninsuredCould Americans who refuse to buy health insurance actually be imprisoned? Thursday, November 12, 2009 The House health reform bill would require all Americans who can afford insurance to buy it, raising a thorny question: What happens to those who opt out, then suddenly get sick, and stick the rest of Americans with their medical bills? President Obama supports a “penalty…high enough that people don't game the system." How high exactly? Republicans point out that the House bill specifies “a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” Could Americans really go to jail...
  • At the next major DC Teaparty, could we all turn ourselves in? (VANITY)

    11/14/2009 8:30:09 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 762+ views
    If Madame Pelosi really wants to make it illegal to not carry health insurance, what would be wrong with swamping one of the DC police stations at the next major rally? Have about 20 thousand people show up at the PD, and all turn ourselves in. What do you think the complicit progressive media would make of that!
  • Government-Run Health Care Even Without the Public Option ( The rules are rigged )

    11/13/2009 8:40:00 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 638+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | November 9th | Robert A Book
    One of the most-discussed issues in the health care reform debate is whether to include a government-run, "public option" health plan. President Obama says a government plan is necessary to "keep insurance companies honest," but opponents -- and even some proponents of the public option -- say that a public option will reduce competition and choice and become a step on the road to a single-payer health care system.But both sides seem to be ignoring a much larger issue: Regardless of whether a public option is included, the reforms under consideration in Congress would impose such rigid control on private...
  • How Happy is Pelosi Now? Depends

    11/13/2009 5:43:51 AM PST · by Selkirk · 5 replies · 994+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 11/13/2009 | Selkirk
    Clearly, the Nancy was very happy with her early victory in the health care debate, but I think her joy appears to have been a little overabundant. Two questions coming from this photo (photo credit: MSNBC): 1. Why wasn't the old hag wearing her diapers? 2. Don't we think a stain placed more in the rear would be more fitting a lady? Photo, after the jump.
  • How many Blue Dogs voted for Pelosicare?

    11/12/2009 12:12:43 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 822+ views
    Humanevents.com ^ | November 10, 2009 | JEd Babbin
    Last Saturday night – at about 11:15 pm Eastern Standard Time – hyperliberal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) rammed her healthcare reform bill through with the smallest of margins. Pelosi needed 218 to get the bill passed, and she got all of 220, opponents registering 215.  In short, three votes pushed the Pelosicare through to the point where the Senate can now consider it or some other version of it. Where did those 220 votes come from?  Too many came from the so-called “Blue Dog Coalition” in Congress, a group of 52 Democratic representatives that claim to hold in high...
  • Battle Weary, We March On

    11/12/2009 9:17:35 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/12/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    http://www.wiseandfrugalgovernment.blogspot.com/ I am no historian. But, my read of the Revolutionary War goes something like this: The Red Coats outnumbered, out-gunned and out-generaled Washington's Continental Army at every turn. In the beginning. But Washington had one advantage. He taught himself how to think like the enemy, when to retreat, wait. And, finally strike. So far the early health care battles go to the enemy. Despite lack of public support, Nancy Pelosi twisted arms to make deals under cover of darkness and eked out a slim majority for passage of Nancycare. Yet, in the latest Rasmussen poll conducted the day following...
  • Steve King rips Obama's "gangster government"

    11/11/2009 4:59:20 PM PST · by bigred08 · 27 replies · 1,936+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/11/2009 | Kevin Hall
    owa 5th District Congressman Steve King is an extremely rare politician. He tells you exactly what he thinks and how he feels, consequences be damned. Today, King made it very clear how he feels about the Obama administration.
  • Democrats in Power Forever, Hidden Health Care Agenda

    11/10/2009 7:23:53 PM PST · by energylover · 20 replies · 912+ views
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/10/2009 | 4YourCountry
    ......So, I am wondering how experts in the field of health care have views that differ so significantly from the bill in congress. My conclusion is this is not a bill about health care. This is a bill about controlling 16% of the economy. It is interesting to note that the legislative branch was Republican dominated from 1861-1933. Under the new Deal, and passage of Social Security (amongst other programs), Democrats laid ground work that gave them legislative power, reinforced with medicare and welfare under LBJ, through 1981. Through a strong believe in the free market and freedom, Reagan laid...
  • What's 'V' really about? (A cute stranger arrives one day with free health care...)

    11/10/2009 1:22:13 PM PST · by dead · 21 replies · 1,509+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2009 | Kyle Smith
    ABC's thrilling and politically potent new sci-fi series "V," whose second episode airs tonight at 8 on ABC, pits the paranoids against the Obamanoids -- and it's the paranoids who see the truth. Through the honeyed tones of the alien leader Anna (Morena Baccarin), who wins over Earth in less time than it took President Obama to impress Planet Nobel, ABC promises to bring us an hour of devastating, witty and keenly on-point Obama satire every week in a series fuelled by the audacity of nope. Who cares what the network news divisions are up to when their entertainment chiefs...
  • Clinton to spur Senate Democrats on health care

    11/10/2009 10:17:30 AM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 508+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/10/09 | Oliver Knox
    Former president Bill Clinton planned a rare visit to the US Senate Tuesday to unite Democrats divided on President Barack Obama's push for a sweeping overhaul of US health care. Fifteen years after his own dramatic push to remake the US system went down in flames after a strong start, Clinton was to address Democrats behind closed doors at their weekly policy luncheon to give Obama's plans a shot in the arm. The former president "is going to help energize our caucus to accomplish the three goals" of bringing health care costs down and covering every American without breaking the...
  • Warden Pelosi

    11/10/2009 9:42:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 787+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | November 10, 2009 | IBD Staff
    Failure to buy health insurance in the just-passed health care bill could get you five years in jail with a $250,000 fine. How can violating a law that's unconstitutional be a felony, asks Investor's Business Daily (IBD)? The passage last Saturday night of the House health care measure by a fragile 220-215 margin may well prove to be a Pyrrhic victory. In polls, townhall meetings and tea parties, Americans have shown they don't want a "reform" that costs a staggering $1.2 trillion yet fails to meet the left's desire of insuring all the uninsured. And they certainly don't want a...
  • Calling a Blue Dog’s bluff: ask him to pledge to vote to repeal; then either way we’ve got him

    11/10/2009 6:10:24 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies · 335+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 10, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now is the time to fight even harder and smarter. Let’s turn the tables and ask the “courageous” Blue Dog , No” voters to pledge to repeal Pelosicare. Nobody honestly “believes” a whole pound of Blue Dog Democrats voted “No” out of concern for our wishes or best interest. They voted “No” only with permission to vote “No.” None of them would have voted “No” as the deciding vote. Some people would have us give up claiming we won’t be able to defeat them next year based on “His courageous vote AGAINST his own party.” Others say “Once this is...
  • Warden Pelosi

    11/09/2009 5:16:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,655+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 9, 2009
    Health Care Reform: Failure to buy health insurance in the just-passed health care bill could get you five years in jail with a $250,000 fine. How can violating a law that's unconstitutional be a felony? The passage last Saturday night of the House health care measure by a fragile 220-215 margin may well prove to be a Pyrrhic victory. In polls, townhall meetings and tea parties, Americans have shown they don't want a "reform" that costs a staggering $1.2 trillion yet fails to meet the left's desire of insuring all the uninsured. And they certainly don't want a bill that...