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  • Only the Delusional Believe Mitt Romney Would Ever Actually Repeal Obamacare

    01/03/2012 6:47:10 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 3, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    All you're going to get is some b.s. tweaks- if that With a President Romney, ObamaCare is here-to-stay... Embedded below is a short clip from an interview just last year where Mitt Romney defends all basic commonalities between his Massachussets ObamaCare-prototype and the real deal, as inflicted upon an unwilling nation by the power-drunk 'progressive' Left in early 2010... and they are numerous. Yet if not identical twins -as Mittens purports- they're surely a couple of grotesquely-bloated fraternal bastards we all would have been a whole lot better-off without. Regardless of what what Romney's PAC-attack buddies might try to tell you, Newt Gingrich DID...
  • Ron Paul’s Inaugural Address, Written by His First (and Only) Speechwriter

    12/20/2011 6:56:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 20, 2011 | Gary North
    In June of 1976, I was Ron Paul’s speechwriter. Shortly after I joined his staff as his newsletter writer and economic analyst, I recommended that he do what I had been doing for a year: buy a Code-A-Phone telephone answering machine and make a weekly 3-minute recording for people in his districts to call. He could send the tape to his office in the district, where the machine would be set up at a local phone number. Residents could call it for free. He thought this was a good idea. So began his weekly speeches.I wrote his first talk. He...
  • Supreme Court sets aside three days for healthcare arguments (decision before 2014?)

    12/19/2011 9:31:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/11 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court sets aside three days for healthcare argumentsBy Sam Baker - 12/19/11 11:40 AM ET The Supreme Court will hear arguments on President Obama's healthcare law over a three-day span in late March. The schedule further confirms the universal expectation that the court will issue a ruling on the healthcare law next June, at the height of the 2012 campaign. The Supreme Court will begin on March 26 with one hour of arguments on whether it can reach a decision on the health law before 2014. There is a possibility that a separate federal law prevents the courts from...
  • Repeal of sodomy, bestiality ban sparks fight on Defense bill (someone actually read it)

    12/09/2011 2:44:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Jeremy Herb
    Repeal of sodomy, bestiality ban sparks fight on Defense billBy Jeremy Herb - 12/09/11 01:53 PM ET As the final Defense authorization bill gets hammered out in conference committee, one surprising issue is riling both social conservatives and animal rights activists: the repeal of a ban on sodomy and bestiality. The Senate bill, which was passed last week, removed an article from the Uniform Code of Military Justice stating “unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy.” But the article is still included in the House bill, and...
  • The Solution to Student-Loan Debt (Student loans now exceeds all credit-card debt. What went wrong?)

    10/21/2011 1:40:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2011 | Richard Vedder & Andrew Gillen
    Headlines are proclaiming this week that student-loan debt is rapidly nearing a trillion dollars. Earlier this year, as financial expert Mark Kantrowitz has noted, another landmark was achieved: Student borrowing now exceeds all credit-card debt. While the data here are somewhat murky and questionable, under any accounting they add up to big bucks. There are three worrisome trends. First, student debt is doubling every seven years or so, growing much faster than credit-card balances, home-mortgage obligations, or commercial loans. At some point, this will become unsustainable as debt burdens overwhelm borrowers’ ability to repay (sounds familiar, doesn’t it?) — particularly...
  • Republicans lay groundwork for healthcare repeal

    10/18/2011 5:49:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/11 | Noam N. Levey
    Republicans lay groundwork for healthcare repealBy Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau 10:45 p.m. CDT, October 17, 2011 Reporting from Washington— Republican activists, increasingly optimistic they can win the White House and Senate next year, are beginning to lay the groundwork for a multi-pronged campaign in 2013 to roll back President Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul. **SNIP** Some activists are so concerned that Republicans will miss their chance that they are trying to lock GOP candidates into using a controversial parliamentary tactic known as budget reconciliation to circumvent Senate Democratic opposition to repeal. "This needs to be a threshold question for both...
  • Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum Commit to Reconciliation (Can 51 Senate votes repeal ObamaCare?)

    10/12/2011 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Praxeologue · 23 replies
    Heritage Action for Ameria ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ashe Schow
    Yesterday, we wrote about our CEO Michael Needham’s question for the candidates in last night’s debate. When asked by the Washington Post what Mr. Needham would ask the candidates, he responded: “A third of small business owners say Obamacare is one of the biggest hurdles they face to hiring new workers and budget analysts estimate it is a trillion-dollar budget buster. Given its negative impact on the economy and federal budget, do you think it is appropriate to repeal Obamacare using reconciliation given that is the tactic which was employed to pass it?” Well the candidates must have been listening...
  • Rep. Don Young to Repeal Every Regulation Enacted Since 1991

    09/30/2011 9:15:45 PM PDT · by meadsjn · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 09/30/2011 | Brian Koenig
    Rep. Don Young to Repeal Every Regulation Enacted Since 1991 Written by Brian Koenig Friday, 30 September 2011 11:38 Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska, left) plans to introduce a controversial bill that would abolish every federal regulation enacted in the past two decades, including restrictions on banking, oil drilling, healthcare, and food and drug safety. "My bill is very simple, I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years," Young announced to a crowd at the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club. "I picked 20 years ago because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that...
  • Whitehouse petition to repeal Obamacare

    Link to Whitehouse petition to repeal Obamacare. 5,000 signatures by October 22 needed for official response.
  • Paul Ryan’s ‘Repeal and Replace’ Speech

    09/27/2011 2:26:13 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Paul Ryan
    Thank you very much for that introduction. It was kind of you to invite me – and not hold it against me that I steal so many ideas from you guys. It’s true. I steal monetary policy ideas from John Taylor, rule-of-law stuff from Richard Epstein… I even tried to steal some wit and humor from Peter Robinson during a taping of his show this morning, but I’m not sure that worked. If this speech falls flat – blame Robinson. I’m here today to talk about health care, which is a subject that I find it hard to be funny...
  • Repeal our unfunded health law? No way, says GOP

    09/18/2011 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 9/18/11 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a massive health care entitlement with unfunded future costs over $7 trillion. Many conservatives are still upset at the way it was rammed through Congress. But when the Republican presidential candidates were asked last week asked if they would repeal the Medicare drug benefit, they said no way. After all, Republicans created it. Republicans want to pull the plug on the health care overhaul they call "Obamacare," but that law is arguably less a deficit driver than the Medicare drug plan they are defending.
  • New Florida law forces cities, counties to repeal local gun laws

    08/02/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8/02/11 | Diana Moskovitz
    New Florida law forces cities, counties to repeal local gun lawsBy Diana Moskovitz, The Miami Herald 8:44 a.m. EDT, August 2, 2011 Do handguns belong in South Florida's parks and recreation centers and city halls? They do according to the Florida Legislature. Under a new law that takes effect Oct. 1, all of the state's cities and counties must repeal local rules limiting gun ownership. Although the state has claimed sole right to regulate firearms since 1987, this year's new law adds fines for local officials who fail to comply, and gives gun owners a right to sue for damages...
  • Incandescent-bulb “ban” repeal heading for defeat?

    07/12/2011 11:54:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have introduced a repeal of federal lightbulb standards in the House, which effectively ban older-style incandescent bulbs, but Democrats in the chamber have begun uniting to defeat it. Thanks to the way the bill made it to the floor, it needs a 2/3rds majority to pass — and that looks doubtful at best: House Democrats on Monday indicated strong opposition to a controversial bill to repeal federal lightbulb standards, which could lead to the defeat of the measure in an expected Tuesday vote.The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417 would end federal bulb standards passed in 2007...
  • Lighting Industry Tones Down Light Bulb Ban Support

    07/12/2011 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/11/2011 | David Hogberg
    The lighting industry largely backed a 2007 move to phase out incandescent light bulbs. But amid a consumer and political backlash, that support seems far more tepid now. The House planned to vote Tuesday on a bill by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to repeal parts of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Those sections didn't ban incandescents explicitly, but set efficiency standards that they can't meet. The 100-watt bulb phases out Jan. 1. General Electric (GE) and Royal Philips Electronics (PHG), two of the biggest light bulb producers, helped Congress develop the de facto incandescent ban.
  • Obama Regime Rigged “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Survey Results!

    Defense Department Inspector General Says, The Fix Was In… DADT Survey Results Written BEFORE Survey Taken! In a 33 page report by Inspector General, Department of Defense, obtained by WND and reported today, “Feds Find Fix Was in on ‘Study’ of Homosexuality in Ranks,” concludes that “the fix – maybe even handed down by the White House – was in before the military ever started asking soldiers and sailors about how opening the ranks to homosexuals would affect the nation’s defense.” If you will remember the Democrats, having suffered extreme losses during the mid-term elections, were ramming through legislation during...
  • Details of McKinsey study expose Obamacare flimflam

    06/23/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Two weeks ago, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. released a widely reported survey that said almost a third of private-sector employers reported they will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare's government-managed insurance exchanges come online in 2014. The survey results exploded two major claims repeatedly made by Obama during and since the conclusion of the health care debate: "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" and "It will not add one penny to the deficit." Obama and his allies reacted with fury to the McKinsey results. Obama's deputy chief of staff for policy, Nancy-Ann...
  • Senate sidetracks move to repeal ethanol credit

    06/14/2011 1:21:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/14/11 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-based industry over deficit reduction in an era of record red ink. The 40-59 vote, far short of the 60 needed to advance the measure, reflected regional as well as partisan differences, a split among Republicans — and anything but the final word on the issue. "We continue to spend money that we don't have on things that we don't need," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a prominent deficit hawk who led the effort to eliminate the...
  • GOP Contenders: Please Put Your Egos On Hold

    06/08/2011 5:15:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 8, 2011 | Jim Yardley
    While most of the non-LPD (Liberal-Progressive-Democrat) world is alternately fascinated and amused by the political rope-a-dope activities of the various presidential contenders, it is critical that they not lose sight of one simple fact. Regardless of who is ultimately elected President in November 2012, it will be impossible to repeal ObamaCare; restructure Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security; and pass a budget that reduces the size of government -- unless one of two scenarios occur: •a) A conservative/Tea Party/Republican candidate wins the presidency and enough conservative/Tea Party Republicans are elected to the Senate to take the majority and enough conservative/Tea Party/Republicans...
  • Editorial: A Solid A For Gingrich's Economic Plan

    05/24/2011 6:11:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2011 | Staff
    Economic Reform: Newt Gingrich may have, to the glee of the left, been written off by everybody who's anybody on the right. But he's put forth one of the most laudable economic plans in memory. The Wall Street Journal's editorial page says the former House speaker has a big mouth and timid policy instincts, and that his best move right now would be to shut down his presidential campaign and donate the cash he's raised to House Republicans. Indeed, no one can understand why Gingrich stuck his foot in his mouth and Paul Ryan's hindquarters at the same time, unfairly...
  • Reform Sarbox To Galvanize High-Tech IPOs

    05/24/2011 5:55:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2011 | JACQUELINE OTTO AND RYAN RADIA
    Silicon Valley is teeming with budding startups whose user bases and valuations are skyrocketing. As these companies seek breathing room to grow, they will face a tough decision: stay private, seek out a buyer or go public. Making this complex choice all the more challenging is government uncertainty. Filing for an initial public offering is harder than ever due to the onerous regulations and burdensome laws Washington has handed down over the past decade. Microsoft's $8.5 billion purchase of Skype surprised analysts, many of whom had predicted Skype would seek an IPO or a deal with Facebook or Google. Meanwhile,...
  • 57% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law

    05/11/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 09, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Support for repeal of the national health care law has rebounded after falling below 50% for the first time since it was passed by Congress in March of last year. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now at least somewhat favor repeal of the law. Thirty-six percent (36%) oppose repeal. The new findings include 44% who Strongly Favor repeal of the measure and 26% who are Strongly Opposed. Rasmussen Reports has tracked support for repeal every week since the bill became law. Prior to last week, support for repeal has ranged from...
  • Crashed! Obama's Facebook Page Goes Down During Townhall

    04/22/2011 5:15:41 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies ^ | 4/21/2011 | Fred Lucas
    Crashed! Obama's Facebook Page Goes Down During Townhall As Conservatives Flood It With ‘Repeal Obamacare’ Posts ( – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting on Facebook was “unavailable” to viewers for 39 minutes after it was flooded with comments by a conservative group’s “online army” demanding that the president “repeal Obamacare,” the administration’s health care reform law enacted in March of last year. For 39 minutes during the president’s “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity” Facebook event, a screenshot displayed the message: “Event Unavailable. We’re sorry, this event isn’t working right now. Please try again later.”
  • Obama lifts 1099 tax reporting burden

    04/17/2011 1:37:07 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    The Hill dot com ^ | 4-14-11 | Julian Pecquet
    President Obama on Thursday signed into law a bill repealing the healthcare reform law's 1099 tax reporting requirement, the first provision of the Democrats' law to get the ax. The Senate passed the law, 87-12, on April 5. The Republican controlled House cleared it in March.
  • ObamaCare: Defund And Defend

    04/15/2011 5:10:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 15, 2011 | Staff
    Health Overhaul: In a vote set up by the budget deal, all 53 Democrats, including 23 up for re-election in 2012, voted to preserve funding for their version of socialized medicine. All 47 Republicans voted no. Game on. For all the criticism Speaker John Boehner has received for his budget deal with the Democrats, settling for a meager amount of cuts while pulling the riders for defunding Planned Parenthood and ObamaCare, the separate Senate votes he engineered may just be one of the tipping points for a Senate and even White House takeover in 2012. Last Thursday's Senate vote to...
  • Senate repeals health law's 1099 provision, sends bill to president (one down, many to go)

    04/06/2011 3:12:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/05/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Senate repeals health law's 1099 provision, sends bill to presidentBy Josiah Ryan - 04/05/11 01:23 PM ET After a months-long battle, the Senate voted Tuesday, 87 to 12, to repeal the 1099 tax-reporting requirement in Democrats’ healthcare reform bill. The measure now goes to the president, who is expected to sign it, making it the first part of his party’s signature reform bill to be scrapped. The measure, initially included as a funding measure for the healthcare bill, does away with the requirement for companies to report to the IRS transactions valued at more than $600. While the provision has...
  • Obamacare Year One

    03/29/2011 9:59:03 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 1+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-29-11 | A West Texas View
    After one year of Obamacare, the only really noticeable change is the doubling of most health insurance premiums for the average Joe or Jane. Insurance salesmen are having a bit of a problem getting companies to agree to the price increases. And we haven’t even gotten to the fun part of the law. It is planned so each year new fun and games pop up to grab the citizens. The really fun year is 2013 when the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (NCFHIT or ONC) gets going. With all these long big worded names that sound like something they...
  • WOLF: Loudest Obamacare cheerleader wants out

    03/27/2011 1:48:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    Becoming the most hypocritical politician in America is not an easy goal to achieve, but New York’s Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is up to the task. Earlier this year, the Obama administration began rewarding its union friends and others with an escape from the clutches of Obamacare. Now one of the most outspoken Obamacare supporters - the man who actually said, “I wrote the bill … the bill and I are one” wants his own “get out of jail free” card from this abominable law. Moments of unmistakable clarity may not always find their way to the president’s teleprompter,...
  • Herman Cain to address Conservative Principles PAC Conference (IA)

    03/26/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 16 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/26/11 | Conservative Principals PAC Conference
    FYI - Herman Cain will address Congressman Steve King's Conservative Principles PAC Conference in Des Moines at 4:20 p.m. Eastern /3:20 p.m. Central. It is airing live on C-SPAN - Currently they are showing a townhall type forum that is good. They are addressing healthcare repeal.
  • GAO Report Outlines Individual Mandate Alternatives (Even after Supremes, Commiecare™ can survive)

    03/26/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/11 | Wes Barrett
    GAO Report Outlines Individual Mandate Alternativesby Wes Barrett | March 25, 2011 A new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests the federal health care law could hold together even if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate. The report, requested by Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., makes clear that the mandate is critical to the health care policy-without it, Americans with health insurance would be on the hook for an estimated $57 billion to cover increasing numbers of uninsured people. But the report lists alternatives that could potentially hold the health care law intact if the Supreme court rules...
  • 'Obamacare' is a failed experiment

    03/24/2011 1:23:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | John Thune
    It has been one year since Obamacare was signed into law. This is the same law about which then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” It is the same law that Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues jammed through Congress. The same unpopular law that led to Democrats losing control of the House. After a year of learning what is in the law — and seeing its effect on families, small businesses and our economy — it is now clear that Obamacare is a failed experiment. Sadly,...
  • Unhappy Anniversary ObamaCare

    03/23/2011 9:06:18 AM PDT · by T.Bourne · 3 replies ^ | 03/23/2011 |
    One year later and nothing has “changed.” See how Obamaville is “celebrating” today’s milestone.
  • Obama may be in deep trouble ... Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court

    03/22/2011 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 222 replies · 3+ views
    RedWhiteBlueNews ^ | 3.8.10 | Rebel Rouser from Texas
    Obama may be in deep trouble… Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court By Rebel Rouser from Texas According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government, a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable. Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama’s major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used...
  • Republicans face another Obama roadblock on health care

    03/12/2011 12:34:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2011 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP
    President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV cameras and microphones. Tell that to the White House now. Republican congressional investigators got the brush-off this past week after pressing for details of meetings between White House officials and interest groups, including drug companies and hospitals that provided critical backing for Obama's health insurance expansion. Complying with the records request from the House Energy and Commerce Committee "would constitute a vast and expensive undertaking" and could "implicate longstanding executive branch confidentiality interests," White House lawyer Robert Bauer wrote...
  • Dem Proposes Letting People Opt Out of Health Insurance Mandate - But There's a Catch

    03/07/2011 9:34:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/04/11 | Dan Springer
    Dem Proposes Letting People Opt Out of Health Insurance Mandate -- But There's a CatchBy Dan Springer Published March 04, 2011 Seattle attorney Marianne Meeker doesn't have health insurance and doesn't want the government ordering her to buy it. She pays her doctor with cash. And because Dr. Vern Cherewatenko only takes cash, he can charge a lot less than his peers who deal with Medicare and insurance companies. "I don't think you can force people to carry insurance," Meeker said. "I don't think that's part of our mindset." Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has an answer to these...
  • Lawmakers kill bill to repeal 17th Amendment

    03/01/2011 7:21:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies ^ | March 1, 2011 | The Associated Press
    BOISE -- A resolution supporting repeal of the amendment that gives voters the right to pick U.S. Senators has died in a House committee. The House State Affairs Committee voted 13-6 to defeat the measure encouraging the repeal of the 17th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. The loss is a blow for Mountain Home Rep. Pete Nielsen, who claimed such a step was necessary to get the U.S. Senate more in tune with the needs of states. But several lawmakers said they were concerned with wording in measure, including a reference calling Congress an "arrogant bureaucracy."
  • Did Obama just move to save the health care law? (No because it's still unconstitutional)

    02/28/2011 3:33:52 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/28/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama announced Monday morning that he supports a plan to allow states to essentially opt out of much of the health care law in 2014, so long as they come up with state-based plans that match the law in terms of extending coverage and benefits and don't add to the deficit. The measure, if passed by Congress, would move the potential opt-out date up from 2017 to 2014 -- the same year that many of the key provisions go into effect, including the individual mandate, which has served as the basis for constitutional challenges to the law in court....
  • Obama: Flexibility OK, but health care law remains

    02/28/2011 3:20:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2011 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up their ability to enforce his signature health care law on their own terms. But his concession goes only so far: He warned he won't allow states to weaken the law.
  • Latest GOP repeal tactic: Starve the IRS (whatever it takes)

    02/17/2011 3:29:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/11 | Jason Millman
    Latest GOP repeal tactic: Starve the IRSBy Jason Millman - 02/17/11 12:37 PM ET Republicans pushing to cut off funding to implement the healthcare reform law are setting their sights on the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) launched the first major IRS-targeted attack this week, introducing an amendment to the GOP’s spending bill that would prevent the agency from paying employees to implement the reform law’s individual and employer mandates. McMorris Rodgers, the fifth-ranking House Republican, earlier this month also offered up a bill that would block the IRS from hiring employees to enforce the requirement that...

    02/15/2011 11:20:06 AM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 258 replies
    Grassfire Nation ^ | 02/15/11 | Grassfire Nation via email subscription
    TUESDAY MIDDAY--- BREAKING NEWS ON OBAMACARE REPEAL: The House Rules Committee has rejected Rep. Steve King's proposal to FULLY DEFUND ObamaCare, failing to agree to "protect" King's amendment when it comes to the House floor. Bottom line -- Republicans on the Rules Committee refused to play hardball to fully defund ObamaCare. By doing so, they are allowing Pelosi's "mandatory" self-funding provisions -- which many say are unconscionable if not unconstitutional -- to stand! This will force this Congress to approve most of the funding for ObamaCare. FoxNews says King's provision would "cripple all government operations devoted to executing the health...
  • Death Panels And Job Losses

    02/11/2011 4:18:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 11, 2011 | Staff
    Reform: As the head of Medicaid and Medicare services testifies in favor of ObamaCare, the CBO director says it will destroy 800,000 jobs. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately." Now that we've seen what's in it, we realize the possible consequences for our physical and economic health. And congressional testimony before GOP-led committees has given us fresh reasons for...
  • House Vote To Repeal ObamaCare Set for January 12

    01/04/2011 7:28:02 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | John Hayward
    The House Rules Committee is set to meet on Thursday, to begin a process that will culminate in a vote to repeal ObamaCare on January 12th. Senate Democrats saw the Republicans pouring on canvas and loading their guns, so they decided to fire a warning shot across their bow. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and four members of his caucus produced a letter warning House Speaker John Boehner they would block any effort to repeal the legislation. This is not unexpected, but if Reid manages to keep ObamaCare’s tentacles wrapped around America’s throat until 2012, copies of that letter will...
  • A new Dem threat to health care law

    02/08/2011 9:14:14 AM PST · by MissesBush · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/11 | Manu Raju
    A handful of moderate Senate Democrats are looking for ways to roll back the highly contentious individual mandate — the pillar of President Barack Obama’s health care law — a sign that red-state senators are prepared to assert their independence ahead of the 2012 elections. They haven’t decided whether to propose legislation, but any effort by moderate Democrats that takes aim at the individual mandate could embarrass Obama and embolden Republicans who are still maneuvering to take down the health care law. And it’s not just health care. The senators are prepared to break with the White House on a...
  • Joe Manchin Lied to be elected Senator of West Virginia

    02/08/2011 5:44:13 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/8/11 | Alaphiah
    In a 47-51, party line vote with two Senators Lieberman (CT) and Warner (VA) abstaining Democrats proved that there is no such animal as a Conservative Democrat. The utter failure of the Republican Party's ability to politic like Democrats to get votes from the other side not withstanding, not one Democrat voted to repeal Obamacare even if their constituencies demand its repeal. Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) voted with Democrats against 71% of her fellow Missourians who cast ballots against Obamacare last August. Sen. Ben Nelson’s (NE) state is 2-to-1 against Obamacare yet he voted with Democrats blocking Obamacare’s appeal. Joe...
  • Clarice's Pieces: The Incredible Lightness of Obama

    02/06/2011 3:20:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 06, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    This week saw a showdown between the man whose most significant achievement before 2008 was that he very nearly got the asbestos removed from the Altgeld Gardens tenements in Chicago and the third-longest-ruling head of Egypt since the Pharaoh Ramses, whose reign lasted 67 years. The Egyptian, an 82-year-old with terminal cancer, easily bested the community organizer, the man elected by people who quite clearly confused the last presidential election with an American idol contest. While many who elected the American president probably do not yet realize it, it is lucky for them that he lost the showdown, for had...
  • Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate Oath (SHAZAM!)

    02/04/2011 2:29:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/11
    Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate OathPublished February 04, 2011 Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he has asked his attorney general to advise him on whether implementing and enforcing the federal health care overhaul would put Parnell in violation of his oath of office. A federal judge in Florida this week struck down the law as unconstitutional in a case joined by 26 states, including Alaska. A major point of contention is a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Parnell told reporters that he took an oath to support and defend...
  • State Legislators' Guide to Repealing ObamaCare

    02/04/2011 8:39:23 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2011 | MichCapCon
    The American Legislative Exchange Council has just published a “State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare.” However, the 15-point summary prepared by ALEC staff and posted below is a Mackinac Center/ online exclusive, because to our knowledge this bullet-point version not been published except in hard copy: Executive Summary: ALEC’s State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare 1. Introduce ALEC’s Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, the primary legislative vehicle for state pushback of the individual mandate and Canadian-style, single-payer health care. 2. Introduce a resolution supporting repeal of ObamaCare, an effective way to communicate the repeal message to members of...
  • 111-222-733 equals repeal Obamacare

    02/03/2011 5:34:19 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 7 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/3/11 | Alaphiah
    It was a disaster created behind closed doors. It is an iceberg with the promises of hold costs down, letting people keep their current health insurance if they like it and allowing grown children to remain on parent’s plans until 25. All of these things showed above the waterline while the true consequences of Obamacare remain hidden. The truth is the consequences are so severe that president Soetoro has issued first 111 waivers, then 222 waivers and now a total of 733 waivers, which permit his friends and supporters the ability to opt out of his signature achievement. This is...
  • Tea Party groups put Dems under pressure to vote yes on repeal (2012 right around the corner)

    02/02/2011 9:01:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    Tea Party groups put Dems under pressure to vote yes on repealBy Shane D'Aprile - 02/02/11 09:25 AM ET Republican and Tea Party-affiliated groups are pressuring vulnerable Senate Democrats like Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) to support the GOP's amendment to repeal the healthcare law. Democrats appear confident — privately, at least — that the party won't see a single defection when the Senate votes Wednesday on repeal. But activists are warning Democratic senators who are facing tough reelection campaigns in 2012 that they will pay a price at the ballot box for continuing to support the healthcare...
  • Senate Votes Down Health Care Repeal Measure (51-47)

    02/02/2011 6:37:55 PM PST · by FTJM · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/2/11 | Brian Montopoli
    The Democratic majority in the Senate late Wednesday voted down a GOP measure to repeal the health care law. The vote was 47-51, largely along party lines. Senate Republicans, who are unified in their desire to repeal the bill, have known all year they had virtually no chance to pass a repeal measure. But Republicans campaigned in the midterm elections on a promise to "repeal and replace" the law, and they have been eager to show they are trying to follow through on their promise. The Republican-led House passed a repeal bill last month. With a Democratic president and Republicans...
  • Democrats go on offense, say Republican health care repealers are supporting activist judges

    02/02/2011 9:12:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/02/11
    Democrats go on offense, say Republican health care repealers are supporting activist judgesAssociated Press Last update: February 2, 2011 - 10:35 AM WASHINGTON - Democrats defending President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are accusing Republicans of supporting "activist judges" — those who found the law unconstitutional. **SNIP** Iowa Republican Charles Grassley responded that Democrats should have held a hearing on the constitutionality of the overhaul before it was passed, not after. The Senate's effort to repeal the health care law was expected to fail later in the day.