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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,...