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  • Medical Expert: ‘The Power Of The Doctor Is Becoming Subsumed By The Government’

    06/15/2015 8:53:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 14, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    As America hears of more doctors leaving the profession, the head of a patient-centered national health care organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, sees both political parties in Washington making matters worse. “Huge things are happening under the surface that people don’t understand,” says Twila Brase, a public health nurse and the founder of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom in this 33 minute video interview with The Daily Caller. “The power of the doctor is becoming subsumed by the government.” America is moving, from Brase’s perspective, from the charitable human “mission of medicine” to a cold, sterile “business of...
  • Smokers Deserve a Medal for Funding Health Care Programs for Kids, Not Government Persecution

    04/09/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From "Two weeks after fighting for the survival of its signature healthcare reform law before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration will be back in court Tuesday to defend another part of the president's agenda to make Americans healthier." Do you love the way that's written at Let me read this to you again. The headline: "Another Health Law Faces Court Challenge." But, total slaves to the Obama administration: "Two weeks after fighting for the survival of its signature healthcare reform law before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration will be back in court...
  • Hatch Lets Loose His Inner Tea Party

    06/25/2011 4:11:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2011-06-23 | Kyle Trygstad & David M. Drucker
    Welcome to extreme makeover, the Sen. Orrin Hatch edition. The Utah Republican — fearful that 3,500 locally elected grass-roots, state GOP delegates could boot him from office 10 months from now ­— has spent the past several months recasting his image in a bid for a seventh term. He’s shining a spotlight on his 34-year Senate voting record as a conservative stalwart while minimizing his penchant for bipartisan deal-making. (snip) Cognizant of his precarious position with grass-roots Republicans and tea party activists in a way that Bennett was not, Hatch is determined not to let the same thing happen to...
  • Behar Rips Bachmann: 'She’s Against Children'; Ignores She Raised Her 5 Children, Fostered 23

    10/13/2010 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    So you raise five children and provide foster care for 23 children, but according to HLN’s high-priestess of intellectualism, you hate children. Only from Joy Behar, host of a HLN show and co-host of “The View,” could offer such an assertion as fact to audience. On Behar’s Oct. 12 program, she made the claim the Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and other so-called “Mama Grizzlies” were guilty of various misdeeds against humanity. She claimed the Republican Minnesota congresswoman was anti-children, but not before condemning her for not publicly rebuking Carl Paladino for his remarks about gay and lesbian issues. ...more (w/video)...
  • Get set for big premium hikes

    09/13/2010 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2010 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Obama is boast ing that his new health law provides "free" preventive care, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. But when you open your mail, you'll find out that's untrue; all he's doing is making you pay for it in advance. The government isn't going to force you to get a colonoscopy, but being forced to pay for one feels almost the same. Millions of Americans are getting notices that their premiums are going up to pay for changes required under the ObamaCare law. Section 2713 of the law requires that those premiums include the full cost for such preventive...
  • Tea Party Express PAC Outlines 2010 Targets

    04/16/2010 1:04:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 42 replies · 979+ views
    Blogs.ABC - The Note ^ | April 15, 2010 2:09 PM | ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Matt Loffman report
    SNIPPET: "The leadership of the Tea Party Express PAC came to the National Press Club on Thursday to herald its early successes and to unveil its expanded list of 2010 electoral targets." SNIPPET: "In an effort to show that the Tea Party Express PAC is not a “tool” of the Republican Party, but instead is an independent political force, Russo announced that the PAC is getting behind one conservative Democrat who has opposed President Obama’s agenda: Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-01). The decision to get behind Minnick is attention-grabbing because Republicans have fielded a strong candidate in that race: Iraq war...
  • Reform Repeal Is Just Child's Play

    03/25/2010 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 698+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Repeal: Some say trying to repeal ObamaCare is a futile dream once people get used to its benefits, such as covering kids with pre-existing conditions. Once before, government was slapped down. It can be done. Entitlements can be addictive, and it's certainly the purpose of this administration to make as many Americans as possible as dependent on government as possible. That's partly why a health care bill put student loans under the Department of Education. The government needed the revenues, but it also needed the power over yet another class of citizens. Unlike Medicare and Social Security, this nationalization of...
  • Arizona Cancels SCHIP Program for Lack of Funds(The Children!;)

    03/19/2010 4:20:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 24 replies · 842+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | March 19, 2010 | Joyce Frieden
    Arizona has become the first state to cancel its State Children's Health Insurance Program, which, like other SCHIP programs, is funded jointly by the state and the federal government.The budget passed by the legislature and signed into law by Republican governor Janice K. Brewer eliminates the $22.9-million program, known as KidsCare, as of June 15th. The program served 38,000 children living in families with incomes between 100% and 200% of the federal poverty level ($22,000 to $44,000 for a family of four).A statement on the Web site of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid agency, said...
  • N.J. fends off attack on kids' health-care program

    08/02/2007 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 556+ views ^ | 08.02.07 | HERB JACKSON
    New Jersey's subsidized health insurance program for the working poor came under attack in the U.S. Senate this week for being too generous, and state officials rallied to its defense.  Governor Corzine traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to lobby his former colleagues to extend and expand the 10-year-old program, which expires at the end of September. He also urged defeat of Republican amendments that would reduce the federal money New Jersey would get. Cost of living variations New Jersey battled attempts to mandate a single income cutoff for federal health insurance subsidies by arguing that the same amount...
  • Cigar City, R.I.P.

    06/29/2009 11:23:09 AM PDT · by mission9 · 11 replies · 572+ views
    self ^ | 06-27-09 | Ranger
    The following letter (unedited) is endorsed to FreeRepublic on behalf of the cigar workers displaced on the occasion of the closing of the next to the last Cigar Factory in Tampa, Florida. Detroit is losing the Auto Industry, as South Carolina is losing textiles, across the nation, the job loss due to over-regulation and taxes accelerates. To Our Elected Officials: Despite repeated assertions on what the true affects of SCHIP and further increases of taxes on tabacco would be, your short-sightedness has eliminated not only a 100+ year old Tampa business but in the process have cost hundreds of Amercians...
  • Federal Government admits SCHIP tobacco tax hurts poor - (You're gonna love the fix)

    05/13/2009 5:37:17 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 5 replies · 648+ views
    Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM ^ | 5/13/09 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, DC 5/14/09) Reflecting upon the latest increase in tobacco taxes, it has been determined by the current administration that the huge bump in these taxes has in fact hurt the very people the SCHIP law was intended to benefit. They promise a fix is coming that will rectify this situation. "We understand now, fully, the impact this tax is having on the poor. E-mail after e-mail is received by the White House complaining that the choice is now food or cigarettes. As the President is a smoker, we understand people shouldn't have to make such a stark choice." "A...
  • How the SCHIP Tobacco Tax Will Effect Non-Smokers

    03/29/2009 8:09:02 AM PDT · by FromLori · 76 replies · 2,472+ views
    Many non-smokers have said this new tobacco tax doesn't affect them. Think again! When the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2009 goes into effect on April 1, 2009, there will be unintended consequences for everyone in the United States - whether or not they smoke. There are also expected consequences, such as cigarette smuggling across our border. According to the Arizona Department of Revenue, increased taxes on tobacco will increase black market sales as well as tobacco smuggling from Mexico. Within a year of the enactment of this tobacco tax, our federal government will begin a study to find...
  • More smokers needed for Obama’s universal healthcare agenda.

    04/06/2009 9:29:26 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 17 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 04062009 | TDC
    “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” That pledge went up in smoke Wednesday, April 1, 2009, when largest increase in tobacco taxes, took effect, a tax that disproportionately affects the poor.”
  • Close but no cigar

    03/26/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT · by sauropod · 57 replies · 1,115+ views
    Mailer distributed to my home | March 2009 | Private Company
    About a week ago, a mailer from a cigar company I have dealt with arrived at my home. It contained this text: Dear Friends, As many of you know and some may not, one of President Obama's first actions was to sign into legislation what is known as the SCHIP bill. This legislation provides for health insurance for children. This legislation was vetoed by President Bush twice as an unfair tax on the American people. This program is almost entirely funded by the tobacco industry, and not just cigarettes. Some of the new taxes on tobacco increase by 2400%. That's...
  • More Worthy of Health Care: Disabled War Vets or Illegal Aliens?(Zero's diss to America)

    03/17/2009 8:57:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 31 replies · 1,368+ views
    CFP ^ | John Lillpop
    Obama's seemingly endless stream of proposals that advance incredibly arrogant, illogical and foolish ideas More Worthy of Health Care: Disabled War Vets or Illegal Aliens? John Lillpop Bio Email Article Email Us Print friendly By John Lillpop Tuesday, March 17, 2009 President Obama continues to provide a “shock and awe” assault on everyday common sense with his seemingly endless stream of proposals that advance incredibly arrogant, illogical and foolish ideas. The latest shock concerns the proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for treating disabled veterans. As reported, in part, at Yahoonews: “The leader of the nation’s largest veterans...
  • The Danger of President Obama's Insurance for Children (SCHIP)

    03/16/2009 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 7 replies · 689+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 3/16/2009 | Ron Greiner
    TAMPA, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democrats are moving quickly to socialize American health care with the SCHIP expansion. Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute whined, "Shouldn't we at least talk about it?" The cost to the federal taxpayers is enormous and President Obama has promised to reduce funding in Medicare to help pay for SCHIP's expansion. Representative Steven King (R-IA) labels SCHIP expansion, "A Cornerstone for Socialized Medicine." The biggest problem with SCHIP is the danger to children who sign up for it. Millions of children have been terminated off of their SCHIP insurance on their 19th birthday regardless...
  • Smoke ‘em if you can afford ‘em ($10 per carton tax increase)

    03/13/2009 3:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies · 3,484+ views
    The Somerset Daily American ^ | March 12, 2009 | Rick Kazmer
    Tobacco connoisseurs can't catch a break. A new federal tax recently approved by President Obama has increased cigarette carton prices by more than $10 - about 75 cents a pack. The tax was passed in January as part of a multibillion dollar package to provide health care for children and certain legal immigrants. Local tobacco users and dealers admit the cause is admirable, but said the tax is unjust. “There is about zero common sense or logic in this whole tax,” said David Roth, owner of Tobacco Alley in Somerset. “It is a revenue stream that has been drying up...
  • Is Obama Breaking His Vow Of Transparency?

    03/07/2009 8:34:09 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies · 976+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/7/09 | Declan McCullough
    The White House claims that President Obama's administration will be "the most open and transparent in history," and announced on Friday it will convene a conference on March 12 to ensure "transparency" in the way money from last month's massive spending bill is distributed. This would be a change from the secretive way that bill rocketed into law. As a candidate for office, Mr. Obama promised he would "not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days." That didn't happen. The American Recovery and Reinvestment...
  • <big>Obama Signs SCHIP Law with Major Tobacco Tax Increase</big>

    03/08/2009 3:35:04 AM PDT · by TheSentry · 29 replies · 2,089+ views
    WWW.JOINTOGETHER.ORG ^ | Feb. 9th, 2009 | news online
    Obama Signs SCHIP Law with Major Tobacco Tax Increase February 5, 2009 News Summary (excerpt:) Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Barack Obama signed the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill into law this week; the measure will expand healthcare coverage for children using funds from a 62-cent-per-pack increase in the federal cigarette tax. The Detroit Free Press reported Feb. 4 that Obama approved the $74-billion SCHIP reauthorization legislation passed by the House of Representatives earlier in the day on a 290-135 vote. The Senate had previously approved the measure, which was vetoed twice last year by then-President George Bush. The measure...
  • McConnell on the $410 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/02/2009 1:28:55 PM PST · by cc2k · 24 replies · 1,967+ views
    McConnell on the $410 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell Monday, March 2, 2009‘We need to step back, look at the bigger picture, and think about what we’re doing. And that means slowing down before we spend another $410 billion’ WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor Monday regarding the Omnibus Appropriations bill: “The Omnibus Appropriations bill that just arrived from the House is an important piece of legislation, but it’s not an emergency. Congress approves this spending every year. There is no need to...