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  • Romney gave us Obamacare; now if he runs 3D party, elects Hillary, it will never go away

    05/30/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    WilliamIII
    Romneycare in Mass was the model for Obamacare This weekend there are rumors that Hillary Kristol has recruited Romney to run as a Third Party spoiler, perhaps ubsuring a Clinton victory in Nov If that happens, Romney-Obamacre doesn't get repealed; its killer premiums will be with us forever.
  • Its time to just say it. Im getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. Im probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that its time to get off the stage. Were busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary cant bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Behind Mitt Romneys Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

    05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Monica Langley
    Mitt Romneys advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as lightweight and failed candidate. This week, Newt Gingrich called him pathetic. Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American historya former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his partys standard-bearer. Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds...
  • NBC Poll: Trump Outperforming Romney With Hispanics

    05/18/2016 8:39:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2016 | Alex Pfeifer
    Donald Trump is outperforming Mitt Romneys 2012 performance with Hispanic voters, according to a poll released Tuesday. Hillary Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent nationally in the NBC poll. Among Hispanics she leads Trump 65 percent to 28 percent. Romney received 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. Last week, a poll showed Trump leading Clinton 55 percent to 45 percent among Hispanic registered voters.
  • The roots of Mitt Romney's anti-Trump fervor

    05/18/2016 5:46:12 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jon Ward
    Mitt Romney has ruled out an independent bid for president, and is not actively recruiting any more potential candidates to do so at the moment, though he remains hopeful someone will emerge, allies told Yahoo News Tuesday. Romney feels like America hangs in the balance. Hes very distraught about [Trump], said one Romney adviser. He thinks Trump is this vulgar, dangerous, principle-less, value-less opportunist putting it mildly. The 2012 Republican nominee for president has been the most outspoken GOP figure continuing to steadfastly oppose Trump. Romney has been asked to consider running for president himself, but did not seriously...
  • Sorry, we don't take Obamacare

    05/18/2016 4:26:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Elisabeth Rosenthal - The New York Times
    Amy Moses and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They bought policies on the newly created NY state exchange. But when they called doctors and hospitals in Manhattan to schedule appointments, they were dismayed to be turned away again and again with a common refrain: "We don't take Obamacare," the umbrella epithet for the hundreds of plans offered through the president's signature health legislation. Though their insurance cards look the same as everyone else's the plans are often very different from those provided to most Americans by their employers....
  • ACU Chairman: Mitt Romney Needs to 'Go Home and Be Quiet'

    05/15/2016 8:22:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/14/16 | Leah Barkoukis
    Mitt Romney devoted an entire speech back in March to attacking Donald Trump in an effort to steer conservatives away from the businessman. Since then, hes continued hammering the real estate mogul on one issue after another, including Trumps tax returns. Romney said earlier this week that Trump's refusal to release them was disqualifying. I dont know whats wrong with Mitt Romney. Its so strange, American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said on Fox News. He as a candidate didnt even release his taxes until Harry Reid took to the floor and claimed that maybe he didnt pay any income...
  • Obama Health Care Regulators Are In A Last-Minute Frenzy To Do More Damage

    05/12/2016 4:11:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/11/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: Heres a headline that should scare anyone who has been following ObamaCare: As time runs out, the Obama administration races to reshape health care. Hasnt it done enough damage reshaping health care already?
  • Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent

    05/07/2016 5:18:36 AM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    MSN News ^ | May, 7, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Trucated title. Full title: Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer. He came...
  • Mitt Romeny on Twitter

    05/04/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mitt Romney
    Thanks to @tedcruz for making a fight for conservatism, American leadership and freedom.
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio as Third-Party Challengers to Trump

    05/02/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2016
    For those who thought it is too late for a third-party candidate to run for president, don't count out that option quite yet. Bill Kristol has put out a hypothetical short list of third-party candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Breitbart News reports. One of the nation's most influential conservatives and editor of The Weekly Standard, Kristol has said that a Trump victory in Indiana this Tuesday would force him to refocus on his so-called Latter-Day Republican independent ticket.
  • Trump passes Romneys popular vote total, likely to break GOP record

    04/27/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romneys popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history by a lot. Trump surged to 9.9 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesdays preliminary results across the northeast and could rise further as the final votes are counted. Thats already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and tens of thousands more than John McCain earned in 2008.
  • Obamacare disaster will be Obamas enduring domestic legacy

    04/26/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    washington post ^ | April 25 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    <p>Historian David Maraniss notes, in Sundays Post, that President Obama came to office with the goal of changing the trajectory of America and leaving a legacy as a president of consequence, the liberal counter to [Ronald] Reagan.</p> <p>On the foreign-policy front, he is the anti-Reagan for certain. Reagan defeated Soviet communism and left us a safer world; Obama presided over the rise and metastasis of the Islamic State and left us a far more dangerous one.</p>
  • Romney: 3-man race throws Trump the nomination

    04/18/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2016 | David Gregory
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is again warning his party of the dangers of a Donald Trump nomination, saying a three-man race likely paves the way for the New York billionaire to capture the nomination on the first ballot of this summer's GOP convention in Cleveland. The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview on "The David Gregory Show" podcast says Tuesday's New York primary is an important moment in the primary fight. "If (Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz) are both going at it aggressively until the very end then I think Trump gets it on the first...
  • Ted Cruz We Will Repeal Obamacare (2014)

    04/15/2016 5:54:00 PM PDT · by gg188 · 47 replies
    "We Will Repeal Obamacare" CPAC 2014
  • Is the Rise of Socialized Medicine Unstoppable?

    04/05/2016 12:03:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    In August 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama expressed his hope for the growth of socialized medicine in the United States. “[Health care] is a $2 trillion part of our economy, and it is my belief that it’s not just politically, but economically, it is better for us to start getting a system in place—a universal health care system signed into law by the end of my first term as president and build off that system to further to make it more rational … By the way, Canada did not start immediately with a single-payer system. They had a similar transition step.”...
  • Mitt Romney revealed as GOP pick by RNC 'DeepThroat'

    04/03/2016 9:08:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    The News Hub ^ | April 3, 2016 | Bill Singletary
    A Watergate-type 'Deep Throat' has come forward to claim that despite all the talk of a contested Republican Convention, the GOP nominee will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a deal, said the shadowy source who has direct knowledge of the situation, was sealed months ago by the Republican National Committee (RNC). "All this hoopla about Trump splitting the Party if he doesn't get the nomination even if he gets only a majority of the needed delegates is hogwash," insisted the well-placed source who claims direct knowledge of talks held between Romney and GOP executives. . . ....
  • ObamaCare Is Sick, And Getting Sicker, Report Finds

    03/31/2016 4:21:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/30/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: ObamaCare enrollees are sicker than those covered before the law. Backers see this as good news, because it means those needing coverage are getting it. Its actually a sign of an impending death spiral.
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • Massachusetts Considering Single-Payer Healthcare System

    03/27/2016 7:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Massachusetts considering a single-payer healthcare system for the state, dubbed "Mass-Care." Lawmakers are currently debating a bill that would move private insurance to a single-payer system for all Massachusetts residents. BOSTON – State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday in favor of a single-payer health insurance system for Massachusetts, with proponents testifying that more needs to be done despite the advances brought on by state and federal law. “I acknowledge that in Massachusetts we have a great health care system, but it is not a system that works for everyone,” Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, said at a Joint Committee on Health Care...
  • Dont blame Romney for Trump (BARF)

    03/18/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 14, 2016 | ERIC FEHRNSTROM
    A popular culprit is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. His crime? Welcoming Trump's endorsement in Romneys own race for president in 2012. . . Romney didnt seek Trump's endorsement because he thought it was worth having so much as he wanted to prevent Trump from making a disruptive kamikaze run. By sidelining Trump, Romney kept Trump's politics from entering the nation's bloodstream for another four years. If only today's Republican leaders could have done the same.
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio

    03/13/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans. Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said, but it will be the first time Romney has campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate this cycle. It's a significant move for the former Republican nominee, who previously recorded campaign telephone "robocalls" for Kasich as well as Marco Rubio. Earlier this month, at a speech in Utah, Romney lambasted frontrunner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and warned of the...
  • Mitt Romney explains why he waited until now to attack Donald Trump

    03/13/2016 8:29:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    "My son Tagg came running up the stairs," Romney told the Globe, remembering the day of Trump's CNN interview, in which he blamed a faulty earpiece for his inability to reject the support of the former Ku Klux Klan leader. "[Tagg] was white in the face," Romney said. "He said can you believe what Donald Trump has said? And I was shocked as well. I contacted my colleagues, my advisers, and counselors and said: 'I'm giving a speech. I'm going to give it as soon as I can.'"
  • Obamacare fines double for many uninsured at tax time

    03/08/2016 6:08:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 03/08/16 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obamas health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014, the company said.
  • BREAKING: Romneys campaign finance accounts reactivated for 2016 race

    03/06/2016 6:04:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 420 replies
    Christian News ^ | March 3, 2016
    New information is surfacing about Mitt Romney and his 2016 plans following the 2012 presidential candidate's nationally-covered speech on Thursday morning. The former Mass. Governor and Republican nominee for President spoke out against Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner a "phony" and "fraud." He urged Republicans to unite behind another candidate, yet declined to indicate which candidate he would be supporting. An in-depth look at Romney's campaign finance activity, however, shows that the former candidate may be gearing up to take another shot at the White House. In late January and early February of 2016, Romney's campaign finance entities, which...
  • Mitt Romney wont rule out accepting GOP nomination at contested convention

    03/06/2016 2:26:18 PM PST · by LS · 221 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/6/2016 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, refused Sunday to rule out becoming the nominee again this year at a brokered convention, though he insisted he couldnt imagine that happening. I dont think anyone in our party should say, Oh no, even if the people of the party wanted me to be president, I would say no to it. No one is going to say that, Mr. Romney said on NBCs Meet the Press.
  • EXCLUSIVE Insider at Mitt Romney Speech: This Is Just Act One

    03/03/2016 2:54:10 PM PST · by detective · 85 replies
    The host of Mitt Romneys speech attacking Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday at the University of Utah told Breitbart News: This is just Act One for Mitt Romney.
  • Mitt Romney: It's a "Compliment" to Be Called "Grandfather of ObamaCare"

    03/03/2016 6:13:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 September 2012 | Michael Tennant
    Despite all his talk of repealing and replacing the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told an audience September 19 that he takes it as "a compliment" when President Barack Obama calls him "the grandfather of ObamaCare." Appearing at a Univision "Meet the Candidate" forum, Romney touted his own "experience in healthcare reform." That, of course, would be the 2006 healthcare law that Romney signed into law as governor of Massachusetts. That law mandated that all residents carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty and that insurers not discriminate against individuals with pre-existing...
  • (Loser) Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

    03/03/2016 3:40:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 192 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | By Catherine Treyz
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. According to the former Massachusetts governor, "the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich." Romney is expected to remark on some what-ifs about Trump becoming president. "His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor...
  • Donald J. Trump Is Already Crushing Mitt Romney's 2012 Performance (+10 ahead)

    02/29/2016 3:08:18 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 02/29/2016 12:46 pm ET | Natalie Jackson
    Businessman Donald Trumps support among Republican voters has hit a new national high of 49 percent, according to a CNN/ORC poll. By contrast, the party's nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, didnt reach 49 percent in a poll until mid-April of that year. As YouGovs William Jordan noted, Romneys highest polling number prior to that was 40 percent, which he achieved once in mid-January 2012 and once at the end of February. Support for Trump has been over 40 percent in the last four national polls, and flirted with the 40 percent mark in some polls in early December. Single polls...
  • Romney Attacks Trump on Twitter over KKK [my title]

    02/29/2016 11:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 29, 2016 | Willard Romney
    A disqualifying & disgusting response by @realDonaldTrump to the KKK. His coddling of repugnant bigotry is not in the character of America.
  • (Vanity) What if Romney DOES get in..? How would you react..?

    02/27/2016 6:51:04 PM PST · by gaijin · 126 replies
    Feb 27, 2016 | Me http://www.ThisIsntRealurl.com
    More and more it seems a real possibility that Mittens might get into the race. Rubio is a little shaky and The Establishment is getting a little desperate. How would you react? If you encountered a neighbor you really liked, what would you say about this? Would you vote for another Republican again..?
  • Did Christie Just Spark Draft Romney Move?

    02/27/2016 10:42:14 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 26 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump, which can only be described as stunning and shocking to the political world, will cause panic and chaos throughout the GOP establishment. Here are some of the immediate results of the Christie move. First, Christie's endorsement of Trump for president is devastating to the GOP establishment which was in virtual panic about the rise of Trump before Christie endorsed him and is now in a state of total panic behind the scenes.
  • Tripwire Alert–Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims...(Truncated Title)

    02/24/2016 7:32:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 24, 2016 | sundance
    Tripwire Alert – Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims About Donald Trump’s Taxes…. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going “full Mississippi” with claims about Donald Trump’s taxes.  It doesn’t matter that there is no basis for the ridiculous assertions – the truth and/or facts are not what matters when you go “full Mississippi”…. it’s a strategy! The absolute worst thing Donald Trump could do is to respond to it.  Responding to the provocation is exactly what they want.  Dismiss it like you would swat an annoying gnat. Mitt Romney – “The reason that I think there’s a bombshell in there is because...
  • Mitt Romney: Good Reason to Believe There's a 'Bombshell' in Donald Trump's Taxes

    02/24/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/24/2016 | David Rutz
    2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday on Fox News there is good reason to believe there is a "bombshell" to be found in Donald Trump's back taxes. Asked by host Neil Cavuto why he hadn't officially backed a Republican for the 2016 nomination, Romney said he would like to see the back taxes from several of the candidates. Taxes were a sore spot for Romney in 2012, with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) publicly accusing him of not even paying them. "This will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up...
  • Cavuto Romney Trump taxes

    02/24/2016 1:27:07 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 155 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 24 , 2016 | Neil Cavuto
    Romney comes back by saying Trump has a bombshell in his taxes on Cavuto!
  • Watching Trump and Sanders, Mitt Romney says he gets it: ‘We’re just mad as hell’

    02/24/2016 10:03:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24 , 2016 | Robert Costa
    In his most extensive remarks yet on the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he shared the feeling of many Americans that Washington has failed them and urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality.
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Sen. Marco Rubio for President

    02/21/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | February 21, 2016 | Janet Shan
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio, the Huffington Post reports. The details of the endorsement are being worked out. It's ironic since Romney, who was largely an absentee governor in the last nine months of his administration, is endorsing someone who didn't bother showing up for work in the Senate that much. "Romney spent the day in Utah on Saturday and could potentially be in position to bestow his blessing upon Rubio before Tuesday's Nevada Republican caucuses-a contest that Romney won easily in both 2008 and 2012." "Romney's backing will provide Rubio with the highest-profile endorsement...
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 9:42:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 February 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is finally getting off the sidelines to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in a final effort to defeat Donald Trump after the billionaire took early states in New Hampshire and South Carolina by storm. According to the Huffington Post’s Scott Conroy, Romney had been waiting for Jeb Bush to exit the race before endorsing Rubio citing “respect" for the former Florida governor.
  • Mitt Romney is reportedly going to endorse Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 5:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    The Week ^ | 02/20/2016 | Julie Kleigman
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) will reportedly endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president, two sources told The Huffington Post. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee may make the move before Tuesday's caucuses in Nevada. Rubio is the party's leading establishment candidate, but he has trailed Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in early primaries and caucuses
  • Rep. Upton: Under GOP President, Congress Will be ‘Ready’ to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

    02/20/2016 10:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) says that Congress will be prepared to successfully repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, if a Republican president is elected in November. "If a Republican president is sworn into office in only 11 months, we are going to be ready," Upton said. "That is the challenge that Speaker [Paul] Ryan put before us." [...] In laying out the main elements of the Republican replacement proposal, the 15-term congressman also noted that it will remove several key features of the ACA. ...
  • ACA and Insurers Create More Barriers for Consumers

    02/06/2016 5:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, was enacted, Americans were promised a healthcare system in which insurance companies would be held accountable and patients would have access to affordable care. Six years later, however, the reality has proven to be quite different-a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients. Last week, UnitedHealth--the nation's largest health insurer--announced that it expects to lose more than $500 million through plans they offered under the ACA in 2016. Just yesterday, Anthem...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP 'Nuts' for Not Backing Minimum Wage Boost

    01/16/2016 6:55:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/14/16 | Bill Hoffman
    Mitt Romney has bluntly criticized the Republican Party for not supporting a raise in the nations' minimum wage. The former governor of Massachusetts, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, told the Washington Post his party is missing the boat in opposing a wage boost touted heavily by President Barack Obama. "As a party we speak a lot about deregulation and tax policy, and you know what? People have been hearing that for 25 years, and they're getting tired of that message," Romney said in a recent interview with the newspaper. "I think we're nuts not to raise the...
  • Obamacare options contracting and getting more expensive

    12/27/2015 11:59:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 27, 2015 | SUZANNE ADAMS-OCKRASSA
    "......Last year, 86 percent of those who signed up through the federal exchanges received tax credits on their insurance premiums. The credits are available for families earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, the income limit would be about $94,000; a family of two, $62,000. ....Other customers found themselves starting over from square one when their insurance company pulled out of the Health Insurance Exchange or was dropped from the state exchange, like Meritus, Gussio said. Meritus, a nonprofit health care cooperative, was actually removed from the list of approved insurance companies...
  • Obamacare Is Now on Life Support

    12/10/2015 6:58:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10 Dec, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    Democrats gained the political muscle to push the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through Congress on three basic arguments. First, they argued that the United States had too many uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 30 million to 45 million. Second, the rise in costs for health care outstripped inflation, and the market required an intervention that would bend the cost curve downward. Third, Democrats claimed that insurance companies made too much profit and shorted most consumers on care, while those with generous health plans - so-called "Cadillac plans" - drove up utilization rates and costs for everyone else.
  • GOPe Relentlessly Play Shell Game With ObamaCare ... Now Comes: "Lets Prop-Up Rubio Version"

    11/29/2015 9:33:47 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-28-2015 | sundance
    November 28, 2015GOPe Relentlessly Play Shell Game With ObamaCare ... Now Comes: "Lets Prop-Up Rubio Version" by sundance Oh, we don’t support Obamacare they said. We’ll repeal Obamacare they said. We’ll replace Obamacare with sensible legislation they said. Well, that was prior to the mid-term 2014 election. This story represents an example of how the GOPe manipulate the electorate into thinking the pea is under the middle shell, while their slight of hand is so experienced the pea isn’t actually under any…. If you don’t enmesh yourself in fully understanding the intricate details of how Washington DC is playing “UniParty”...
  • Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers

    11/25/2015 6:52:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-25-2015 | sundance
    November 25, 2015 Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers by sundance Yes, it’s that time of year when the “Omnibus” spending kicks into overdrive. Washington DC loves it when the electorate are distracted with the Holiday Festivities. This year we taxpayers get yet another round of usurpation from the Progressive Republican GOPe critters, led now by Paul Ryan, who infect the spending body.SPEAKER Ryan and his team of spending enthusiasts is getting ready to “bail out”, meaning give, the ObamaCare health insurance carriers an influx of EVEN MORE money: WASHINGTON DC – […]...
  • Mitt Romney still a 'no' on 2016 though calls coming in

    11/15/2015 11:11:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny, Gloria Borger and Jedd Rosche
    (CNN)—Sorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. One friend of Romney's said there were some calls to Romney confidant Beth Meyers and others in his circle asking him to consider being a lifeline to...
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

    11/13/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the...
  • Are Republicans Drafting Mitt Romney? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/12/2015 10:52:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 13, 2015 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    Rumors are starting to fly that Republican elites are considering adding Mitt Romney to the Republican primary in a last-minute attempt to destabilize the popularity of non-traditional candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, The Washington Post reported. But this seems to be mostly rumor and speculation from his friends, since Romney himself has said he won’t run again and no one has gone on record yet with specific plans to draft him. What’s really going on? Here’s what you need to know....