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  • Uh oh: Chairman of House Appropriations Committee to vote no on health-care bill

    03/24/2017 8:15:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 24, 2017 | Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
    “Seven years after enactment of Obamacare, I wanted to support legislation that made positive changes to rescue healthcare in America. “Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents in New Jersey.
  • GOP Obamacare Repeal Vote Delayed – Thanks Paul Ryan!

    03/23/2017 2:10:34 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    The GOP has had 7 years to work on the repeal of Obamacare and now that they have full control, they still can’t seem to get anything done. We want Obamacare repealed now! NBC reports: The House of Representatives delayed its vote on repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act after Republican leaders failed to rally enough support to pass the bill, sources told CNBC. The GOP House caucus will meet at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday to discuss its path forward, NBC News reported. A vote on the legislation is still possible on Friday, NBC said. The...
  • AP: House GOP Leaders delay vote

    03/23/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Dog · 100 replies
    AP | me
    Just breaking on Fox Business.....no vote.
  • Why Are These Conservatives Waving The White Flag On ObamaCare?

    03/23/2017 4:05:02 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/22/2017 | John Merline
    If the Republican's ObamaCare replacement plan ends up looking an awful lot like ObamaCare, here's one reason why: Prominent conservatives have already conceded defeat. In his latest column, Charles Krauthammer declared that "For all its catastrophic flaws, ObamaCare changed expectations. Does any Republican propose returning to a time when you can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition?" Another well-known conservative commentator, George Will, wrote almost exactly the same thing in his column that just posted. "It is unknowable whether Barack Obama produced an American consensus in favor of a government obligation to guarantee universal access to health...
  • Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

    03/22/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is personally calling individual members of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening as House leaders work on a possible deal to secure the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.
  • Trump threatens Republicans who vote against Obamacare lite

    03/22/2017 6:08:54 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 82 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 03/22/17 | Ed Straker
    President Trump, who promised to totally repeal Obamacare, is threatening Republicans with political retribution if they do not support the House bill which would leave the worst elements of Obamacare intact. The House bill does a few good things -- it eliminates the individual mandate to buy insurance, and relieves employers of the costly burden of providing insurance for their workers. But, mostly, the worst parts of Obamacare stay in effect. ****SNIP**** And President Trump is threatening any Republican who votes against it. President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on recalcitrant Republicans to support a sweeping bill to...
  • Author Of Key Ryan Tax Reform Plank Is Berkeley Professor Who Advised Kerry

    03/19/2017 8:28:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/17 | David M. Drucker
    House Speaker Paul Ryan's ambitious tax overhaul relies on an import tax concept originally developed by a Berkeley economist who once advised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Alan J. Auerbach is the director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an economic counselor to Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign. He also happens to be known as the godfather of "border adjustability," the linchpin of the tax reform plan that Ryan, a conservative Wisconsin Republican, is attempting to sell to the White House and push through...
  • CNN 'Sources': Paul Ryan Refusing to Compromise With Members On Obama Heathcare Replacement Bill

    03/14/2017 11:47:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 92 replies
    just mentioned on Rush at the top of the 2pm eastern hour
  • RYAN WARNS: IF WE DON’T PASS MY BILL, ‘THE SYSTEM IS GOING TO COLLAPSE’

    03/13/2017 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 120 replies
    Grabien ^ | 03/12/17
    Csting his ObamaCare replacement bill as the only chance to save America from a complete health-care collapse, Speaker Paul Ryan Sunday countered his conservative critics who say the bill fails to make good on Republicans' promise to repeal ObamaCare. "Understand the speaker’s plan doesn’t repeal ObamaCare," a member of the House Republicans' Freedom Caucus, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), said Sunday. "Even Charles Krauthammer said that, called it ObamaCare Lite, as you said earlier. It doesn’t bring down premiums and it doesn’t unite Republicans. So, why not do what we all voted for just 15 months ago, clean repeal, and then...
  • Lie, lie, lie: Ryan and Co. caught in twisted pretzel of lies to preserve Obamacare

    03/11/2017 10:10:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/10/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    “False lips are an abomination of the Lord, but those who work faithfully are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22 The lying being employed to preserve Obamacare has likely surpassed the degree of intensity of the Gang of Eight immigration bill when Republicans were trying to convince conservatives the bill was the opposite of what it actually did. At the time, they lied about the nature of the bill, its outcomes, its cause and effect, and the entire premise behind it. They used conservative talking points to describe something antithetical to what was actually in the bill while at the same time...
  • Dana Loesch: Paul Ryan Obamacare Plan A "Middle Finger" To American People, Trump

    03/10/2017 8:40:28 PM PST · by TBP · 101 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    DANA LOESCH: I think it's an insult. It's an insult to the American people and it's an insult to the Trump administration for Republicans, Congressional Republicans to deliver this bill to his desk. They are the ones who are endangering this new administration and I can't bold, italicized, underline that anymore. In 2015, Jim Jordan had a fantastic bill that went way further than anything that this bill is doing and it actually lowered prices instead of increasing prices, which is what this 'Obamacare 2.0' bill does and I don't know why, for the life of me, they will not...
  • IS OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY?

    03/10/2017 12:20:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/17 | Bob Lunsford
    I’m also hoping that President Trump can see through the old political “bait and switch” that is pushing him to approve the present DC Solution to Obamacare I like to refer to Obamacare as ObamaScare. This seems to reflect the true meaning of the term, especially for those who resist/rebel against the [forced] use of Obamacare. But there is more to this today than previously. There is talk of repealing Obamacare. There is also talk of “repairing,” “Replacing,” and “Changing Obamacare” so, apparently, it will be more acceptable to the voter.
  • Republican Health Care Plan: Coercion and Redistribution

    03/10/2017 6:58:05 AM PST · by pgkdan · 37 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 03/10/17 | Terrence Jeffrey
    The Affordable Care Act was based on government coercion of individuals and redistribution of wealth. So, too, is the Republican plan to “replace” it. “An applicable individual shall for each month beginning after 2013 ensure that the individual, and any dependent of the individual who is an applicable individual, is covered under minimum essential coverage for such month,” said Obamacare. This section of the law was clinically entitled: “Requirement to Maintain Minimum Essential Coverage.” It was not a choice the government offered individuals. It was a command. It said the “individual shall.” If the “individual” did not comply with this...
  • President Trump "Receptive" To Conservative Concerns Over GOP Healthcare Bill

    03/09/2017 2:44:46 PM PST · by cornelis · 129 replies
    CBN news ^ | 03/09/2017
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint says after meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office, he believes the president seems very serious when it comes to listening to concerns from conservatives over the new GOP healthcare bill. “He seemed a lot more receptive than the word we had gotten from the House that this was the bill, take it or leave it,” DeMint tells us. DeMint spoke with me Thursday afternoon in DC.
  • Paul Ryan Says *This* Is The “Closest We’ll Ever Get” To Obamacare Repeal

    03/09/2017 9:42:44 PM PST · by TBP · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | March 9, 2017 | Andrea Ruth
    Speaker Ryan dropped a bombshell on every person who has ever voted Republican since 2010 because of the chance to repeal Obamacare: Follow POLITICO ✔ @politico .@SpeakerRyan: “This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare” http://politi.co/2lITgKG 6:40 PM - 9 Mar 2017 32 32 Retweets 35 35 likes Wow. Their steaming pile of crap, Obamacare Lite, (NON-REPEAL), “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017” — No, I’m not even joking with that moniker — is apparently the best thing Republicans can offer after years of promising to repeal Obamacare. Thank you, Republicans. Thank you for proving...
  • ObamaCare: Republicans Failing to Get Rid of What We Never Asked For

    03/09/2017 7:55:10 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/9/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Had the United States House, Senate, Supreme Court and their staffs been directly affected by the landmark legislation, ObamaCare would have been something entirely different if it was implemented at all, but they basically exempted themselves and mandated the public deal with the monetary ramifications of high premiums, high (thus unusable) deductibles, and non-compliance penalties. Gutless Republicans now wish to repair a flawed piece of legislation they didn't create, we didn't ask for, and instead of keeping their promises to "repeal" ObamaCare; promises they made as far back as 2010 as a selling point to get the public to put...
  • The the GOP Healthcare Bill a Disaster? No.

    03/09/2017 7:28:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Powerline ^ | 03/09/2017 | John Hinderaker
    Is GOP Health Care Bill a Disaster? No Peter Nelson, my colleague at Center of the American Experiment, is one of the country’s leading experts on health care policy. On the Center’s web site, he urges conservatives to take a deep breath and understand the constraints that Congressional Republicans are working under.In particular, a full repeal of Obamacare must get through the Senate, which means it must get 60 votes. There are only 52 Republican senators. Therefore, the first bill that has been unveiled is intended to be passed under the reconciliation process, which requires only a bare majority. Only...
  • What happens when the doctors only take cash

    03/07/2017 7:18:50 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 64 replies
    Time ^ | 01/26/2017 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    Sometimes called direct pay, and closely related to concierge care, this sort of business model was once seen as the perquisite of rich folks and medical tourists from foreign lands. But nowadays many of the people seeking cash-based care are middle-class Americans with high-deductible insurance plans. For a patient with an $11,000 family deductible, for example, it might make more sense to seek out a cash-based center like the Premier Medical Imaging facility in Minneapolis, which offers a basic MRI for $499, than to cough up the several thousand dollars that the same procedure generally costs at a traditional hospital....
  • Conservative groups blast GOP healthcare plan

    03/07/2017 9:59:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/07/2017 | Scott Wong
    Outside conservative groups on Tuesday blasted House Republicans' newly unveiled health care proposal, saying it doesn't live up to the GOP's promise of fully repealing ObamaCare. The Club for Growth dissed the proposal as "RyanCare," and threatened to record names of Republicans who vote for the bill unless it includes significant changes. Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and the Koch Brothers-aligned Americans for Prosperity also issued scathing statements highly critical of the legislation dubbed the "American Health Care Act," which was released on Monday. "This is simply not a full repeal of ObamaCare. It falls far short of the promises Republicans made...
  • Republicans Cave On ObamaCare

    03/07/2017 7:54:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 75 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/7/2017 | Staff
    Health Reform: Seven years after vowing to repeal ObamaCare, Republicans have labored to produce plan that replaces ObamaCare with …. ObamaCare. The plan released Monday — called the American Health Care Act — has some good parts. It repeals ObamaCare's multitude of largely hidden but no less destructive taxes on health insurance plans, medical devices, flexible spending accounts and so on. It gets rid of ObamaCare's individual mandate and the job-killing employer mandate. It expands the amount of money that can be contributed to Health Savings Accounts, the one health reform that has actually worked to lower costs. It's age-based,...
  • What We have is RINO-Care: A more insolvent version of Obamacare ... except this time GOP owns it

    03/07/2017 7:56:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    The first thing to understand about the GOP healthcare bill is that it is not merely Obamacare-lite or a bad “replacement” bill. It doesn’t repeal the core of Obamacare in the first place. In fact, the few parts that it repeals or tweaks within a few years will actually intensify the death spiral of Obamacare when mixed with the core regulatory structure, exacerbated by the subsidies that they do keep. And this time, the GOP will own it politically. All of it. The most dangerous myth about the GOP plan is that it repeals Obamacare. At least if GOP leadership...
  • Republicans Healthcare Plan Is Nothing More Than A Yugo With American Tires.

    03/06/2017 6:25:26 PM PST · by OneVike · 111 replies
    3/6/17 | OV
    They screwed us and I am ANGRY!!!!! The Republicans gave us 123 pages of changes to a 12,000 page healthcare atrocity forced on us by Obama and the Democrats. Call your Representative and Senator and demand they go back and start from scratch. If they give us this, then the Republicans will own it with the Democrats. KILL OBAMACARE and start from scratch!!!!
  • House Republicans Release Plan To Repeal and Replace Obamacare: Key Highlights

    03/06/2017 5:27:19 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 111 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017
    The House Republican Obamacare replacement package is finally out, and the two main health care committees — Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce — are scheduled to start working on the bills on Wednesday. Here's your speed read on what's in them: Out: - All Obamacare taxes - All Obamacare subsidies, including its premium tax credit - Individual, employer mandate penalties - "Cadillac tax" (until 2025) - No longer will limit the tax break for employer-sponsored health coverage - No payments to insurers for cost-sharing reductions - Selling insurance across state lines (can't be done in the "reconciliation" bill)...
  • ObamaCare Will NEVER Be Repealed!

    03/01/2017 8:57:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | A.J. Cameron
    ObamaCare is here to stay, until a more invasive, costly, and restrictive form of healthcare is pushed upon us, for our ‘supposed’ benefit. A lot of people believed that with President Trump and a Republican controlled House and Senate, we would finally see the end of ObamaCare. In President Trump’s address, last night, he called for the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. ObamaCare will NEVER be repealed! Let me rephrase this, slightly. The end goals of ramming ObamaCare upon a defenseless and non-represented populace will never be repealed. ObamaCare was never about healthcare. ObamaCare was and is about increasing health...
  • Revealed: Leaked 106-Page Draft Shows How Republicans Will Propose to Replace Obamacare

    02/27/2017 9:27:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the month, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that Republicans would soon introduce tangible legislation to uproot the failing Obamacare status quo and replace it with a better system. GOP leadership released an outline in mid-February that hinted at the approach they were planning to adopt -- and now a more detailed draft proposal has leaked into the press. With all the necessary caveats in place about how the document is by no means a finalized piece of legislation, it provides the most comprehensive and specific glimpse to date at Republicans' long-awaited Obamacare alternative. Writing at Commentary, Noah Rothman sees a...
  • -Completely Getting Rid of Obamacare ‘Not Acceptable’

    02/26/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 17 | Pam Key
    Kasich on ACA: There are some very conservative Rs in the House who are going to say just get rid of the whole thing & that's not acceptable pic.twitter.com/9XUlCfMzl2 — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 26, 2017 by PAM KEY26 Feb 201711 Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a former candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said it was “not acceptable” for Republicans in Washington, DC to completely “get rid” of the Affordable Care Act.
  • GOP wants to “repair” rather than “repeal” ObamaCare

    02/08/2017 4:51:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2017 | Scott Bus
    Again! Like they’ve “fixed” the satanic/Socialist public school system. And like they’re “fixed” the satanic/Socialist Social Security system. And like they’ve “fixed” the satanic, black magic fiat economic system that inherently makes masses dependent upon those who claim for themselves the power to magically create fake money out of thin air. And like they’ve “fixed” the satanic/Socialist confiscation and redistribution of real wealth and property in order to fund the satanic/Socialist programs and Ponzi schemes that define our current socio-economic reality. Yessiree, those Republicans – that Pagan Political Right – is going to once again “fix” things for us! How...
  • Republicans Rebrand Obamacare Strategy From ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’

    02/01/2017 5:49:24 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    Bloomberg (via Drudge) | 2-1-2017 | Anna Edney , Billy House , and Zachary Tracer
    Can't post content, go to following link https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-01/republicans-rebrand-obamacare-strategy-from-repeal-to-repair
  • GOP to Block the Repeal of Obamacare by Stalling

    01/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 76 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 1/27/2017 | Staff
    Remember it’s a dual monarchy — it’s an illusion that two parties in both the House and Senate actually exist With just one day away from the Republicans self-imposed deadline to repeal botched Obamacare legislation, we can see that the GOP has no intention of achieving anything in favor of Trump, as both the Democrats and Republicans are wrapped up by the powers-that-be just as Intellihub has reported for years. With high-paid talking heads like Rush Limbaugh claiming that the two party system actually exists, it’s hard for narrow-minded members of the general public to figure out the true pyramid...
  • In leaked audio, Republicans destroy their own public talking points on Obamacare

    01/27/2017 5:18:58 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 38 replies
    The WorldNews (WN) Network ^ | 1/27/17 | wm.com
    The Post’s Mike DeBonis has obtained leaked audio of Republicans at a closed-door session airing serious anxieties about the GOP’s strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare. What’s remarkable is how decisively their specific comments in private undercut the party’s public, carefully-crafted talking points about the battle to come. Now, to be clear, these private comments [] Related: Trump’s secret plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall, revealed Steve Bannon just attacked the media. The correct response: Keep pointing out the lies. Happy Hour Roundup ...
  • Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

    01/27/2017 11:06:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    wapo ^ | 1/27/17 | Mike DeBonis
    PHILADELPHIA — Republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their party’s quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act inside a closed-door meeting Thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by The Washington Post. The recording reveals a GOP that appears to be filled with doubts about how to make good on a long-standing promise to get rid of Obamacare without explicit guidance from President Trump or his administration.
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • Trump Team Making Lots of Obamacare 'Promises'

    01/07/2017 11:41:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump's team has admitted this past week that their plans to overhaul Obamacare will not happen immediately. Kellyanne Conway even said it could take years. Thursday on CNN, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who sits on Trump's transition team, echoed those remarks, noting that the Trump administration is not planning any significant changes for at least two years. Rep. Chris Collins says "there is no reason to worry the next two years" regarding Obamacare replacement -- on @Morning_Joe: pic.twitter.com/8BmoTFaeye— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) January 5, 2017 Collins emphasized Speaker Paul Ryan’s pledge that they’re not going to “pull the rug out” from under...
  • Republicans are on track to fake-repeal Obamacare

    01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare If Republicans in the brand new 115th Congress want to enrage supporters and destroy whatever grassroots goodwill remains they are off to an excellent start. Daniel Horowitz has the gory details at Conservative Review:
  • Why Obamacare is unlikely to die a swift death

    01/02/2017 9:19:39 PM PST · by dila813 · 137 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | January 2 at 7:37 PM | By Kelsey Snell and Mike DeBonis
    Congressional Republicans have long boasted that once they claim the reins of power, they will act quickly and decisively to roll back what they view as the most onerous piece of President Obama’s domestic agenda: the Affordable Care Act. But their actions starting Tuesday to end Obamacare will be far less sweeping, at least initially, than a full-blown repeal of the law.
  • Obama meeting with congressional Democrats in last-ditch effort to save ObamaCare

    01/02/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Good luck Unless Chuck Schumer has a procedural trick in mind that will make repeal impossible, the only way the Democrats save ObamaCare is to scare off at least three Republican senators. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, I assume they’re looking at you, although you’d still need one more. But it might be a measure of how skittish they think Senate Republicans actually are that Obama still thinks it’s worthwhile to rally the troops at this point:
  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed (Somebody call the Waaamublance!)

    12/06/2016 3:44:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2016-12-06 | Reed Abelson
    The nation’s health insurers, resigned to the idea that Republicans will repeal the Affordable Care Act, on Tuesday publicly outlined for the first time what the industry wants to stay in the state marketplaces, which have provided millions of Americans with insurance under the law.The insurers, some who have already started leaving the marketplaces because they are losing money there, say they need a clear commitment from the Trump administration and congressional leaders that the government will continue offsetting some costs for low-income people. They also want to keep in place rules that encourage young and healthy people to sign...
  • Romney couldn't read us. How will he read the world?

    12/06/2016 4:13:06 AM PST · by luke1825 · 12 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-6 | peter lucas
    U.S. foreign-policy sage Henry Kissinger used to tell Harvard students that the test of a good statesman was his ability to sense the evolution of an event before it happened. What President Richard Nixon's secretary of state meant was that a successful diplomat had to be able to read the character of his foreign counterpart as well as have the ability to take the pulse of the country he was dealing with
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • GOP Plans Transition Period to Wean US Off Obamacare

    12/02/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming physician, gave an outline of the plan on the Senate floor this week, which he said has a goal of doing “no harm.” "I want to make a couple of things clear. First of all, nobody is talking about taking people off of insurance without a replacement plan in place. We all understand that there needs to be a transition over time," Barrasso said. "People have already been hurt too much when they lost their insurance and when their rates went up because of Obamacare and the mandates, and the government saying they know better...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteria—meaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruber’s results, combined...
  • Mitt Romney speaks well of Donald Trump after dinner meeting

    11/29/2016 7:57:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 164 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    After a dinner meeting with Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York, Mitt Romney delivered a glowing review of the president-elect’s leadership during the transition. Mr. Romney, who was invited to the dinner purportedly for a follow-up interview for the job of secretary of state, described it as a “wonderful evening” and said that he was “impressed” with Mr. Trump’s handling of his upset victory in the election. “We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told...
  • Why Mitt Romney reminds me of Tokyo Rose

    11/29/2016 5:44:24 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    Nov 29 2017 | williamIII
    They both did propaganda to demoralize the troops fighting for freedom That was exactly the aim of mitts speeches against trump - and against us
  • Thirteen Undiplomatic Statements by Mitt Romney About Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 7:12:34 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Failed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is lobbying to be picked as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, so perhaps Trump’s team should review all of Romney’s undiplomatic statements from 2015 and 2016 about the future Commander in Chief.
  • Would Romney choose Egg McMuffin as his deputy Secretary of State?

    11/27/2016 10:01:07 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 26 replies
    Nov 27 2016 | WilliamIII
    Just wondering. Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the impression they were working together during the election campaign. In the end, McMuffin didn't even get enough votes to be elected mayor of McDonaldland, but we were all a little nervous before election night.
  • Romney for press secretary? (A consolation prize for not getting Secretary of State)

    11/26/2016 11:50:00 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    Nov 26 2016 | WilliamIII
    I would love to see Romney be required to defend Trump to the media day in and day out.
  • Kellyanne Conway skeptical of Mitt Romney

    11/25/2016 12:50:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/2016 | Carl Campanile
    Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Trump’s campaign manager, is publicly discouraging her boss from naming Mitt Romney as secretary of state. Conway, a top transition adviser to Trump, tweeted Thursday that she’s receiving a “deluge” of comments about Romney — and then linked to a Politico story about Trump loyalists opposing the former Massachusetts governor’s nomination. “Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state,” Conway tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, she suggested that loyalty was an important criteria for the top diplomatic post. “Kissinger & Schultz as Secs of State...
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.