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  • Even with repeal, 'Obamacare' will be hard to unwind, McConnell says

    07/03/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 60 replies
    whas11 ^ | Posted on July 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM | by Joe Arnold
    In his first Kentucky comments since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that even if "Obamacare" is repealed, the health care law will not easily go away.
  • John Roberts and the Cloward-Piven Strategy

    07/03/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2 July 2012 | Michael Walsh
    I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet on the Right just how awful the John Roberts Obamacare decision really is, or what nasty consequences will now flow from it. Of course, it’s a betrayal on the part of the chief justice, not only of the conservative constituency that put him into his lifetime, very well paid sinecure, but of all Americans foolish enough to believe that we actually are a government of laws, not men. At one stroke, Roberts has damaged his own reputation (ruined it, really) and that of the court. If Roberts was reacting to the unconscionable...
  • States opting out of Medicaid expansion could leave many uninsured (Medicaid is NOT "insurance")

    07/03/2012 3:39:25 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/3/2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    Now that the Supreme Court has given the states more flexibility concerning what parts of the Affordable Care Act they must implement, more Republican governors are confirming they plan to "opt out" of a plan intended to give millions of poor Americans health coverage. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday announced his state is opting out of an expansion of Medicaid, a joint federal-state health care program, now that the court will allow it to do so. Florida is also choosing not to build an "exchange," the state-based health insurance marketplace every state is expected to establish by 2014. "Floridians...
  • What the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Means for the Drinking Age

    07/02/2012 5:20:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Supreme Court justices’ stance on President Obama’s Medicaid expansion provision could be good news for states that want to lower their drinking ages from the federally mandated 21. ... The Supreme Court ruled that threatening to take away a state’s Medicaid funding unless the state does what the federal government wants is “unconstitutionally coercive” and declared it invalid. Because any given part of a Supreme Court decision can set a precedent for future laws and can even invalidate an established law if it is challenged using the Supreme Court’s new argument, the Medicaid decision could affect the National Minimum...
  • John Roberts Makes His Career Move

    07/03/2012 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For John Roberts, it is Palm Sunday. Out of relief and gratitude for his having saved Obamacare, he is being compared to John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Liberal commentators are burbling that his act of statesmanship has shown us the way to the sunny uplands of a new consensus. If only Republicans will follow Roberts' bold and brave example, and agree to new revenues, the dark days of partisan acrimony and tea party intransigence could be behind us. Yet imagine if Justice Stephen Breyer had crossed over from the liberal bench to join Antonin Scalia, Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas...
  • Vanity, On the Eve: What's the Future If ObamaCare Survives?

    06/27/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 90 replies
    6/27/12 | dagogo redux
    I'm curious: with what may be our country's most important Supreme Court decision due tomorrow, what do all you fellow Freepers see as our collective, national future - and your personal future - if ObamaCare is left intact?
  • Now that we have universal health care, where will Canadian politicians go when they get sick?

    07/03/2012 3:02:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Now that the United States has universal health care, where will Canadian politicians go when they get sick?
  • ACA SCOTUS ruling

    07/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 11 replies
    me | 7/2/12 | Me
    Please feel free to pass this on...I sent it to SCOTUS lackeys as there is no direct email address::
  • Now that the U.S. has universal health care, where will Canadian politicians go when they get sick?

    07/02/2012 9:16:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Canada has had universal health care for a long time. When Robert Bourassa, the premier of Quebec, Canada, needed cancer treatment, he came to the United States.
  • Stryker set to lay off 11 in September ( Obamacare Taxes ? )

    07/02/2012 5:43:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 27, 2012 | Matt Glynn
    Stryker Corp. is preparing to lay off area workers as it winds down the local operations it acquired from Gaymar Industries. Stryker has filed a notice with the state Department of Labor that it will lay off 11 area employees starting Sept. 21. ... Stryker has put the Orchard Park location up for sale for $3.9 million, through Pyramid Brokerage's Buffalo office. Stryker said it was closing the Gaymar operations in the Buffalo Niagara region and relocating its production lines as part of a broader strategy to cut the size of its workforce and reduce its annual pretax operating costs...
  • Obamacare - A Plan of Action!

    07/03/2012 12:16:47 AM PDT · by zencycler · 5 replies
    Self | 07/03/2012 | Self
    Instead of a petition to repeal Obamacare, I think we should circulate a petition under which citizens pledge that if and when Obamacare is enacted, they will drop all their health insurance coverage. This would have the folloing effect: It puts the insurance companies on notice that Obamacare will bankrupt them. It puts the government on notice that they will suddenly be responsible for massive health care costs Its accelerates the inevitable, because eventually anyone with sense would choose not be have coverate, because the penalty is cheaper, and you don't have to worry about pre-existing conditions affecting your cost....
  • Krauthammer: If Obama's Low on Money He Should 'Call It a Tax' and Get Supreme Court to Uphold It

    07/02/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/2/12 | Noel Sheppard |
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer took a humorous poke at Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts Monday. During a Special Report discussion about the President recently begging for donations during a conference call aboard Air Force One, Krauthammer said, "If he is running low on money, what he ought to do is to call it a tax and send the IRS after it to go and get it, which I’m sure his lawyers will be able to find a way to do it, and then go find a Supreme Court justice who’ll uphold it."
  • Roberts' Dodge At Heart of Obamacare Decision

    07/03/2012 3:29:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Byron York
    No one knew it at the time, but the key moment in the Supreme Court Obamacare case came on March 26, the first day of oral arguments, when few people were paying close attention. Before getting to the heart of the case, the justices first wanted to deal with what seemed to be a side issue: Was the penalty imposed by the individual mandate in Obamacare a tax? If it was, the case would run afoul of a 19th-century law known as the Anti-Injunction Act, which said a tax cannot be challenged in court until someone has actually been forced...
  • RNC Infographic: "Top 10 Obama Failed Promises"

    07/02/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    The Republican National Committee -- once again -- has released an important and startling infographic detailing the president’s myriad failures: This list is far from exhaustive, since the president has broken so many campaign promises over the last three and a half years, it’s almost impossible to keep track at this point. President Obama’s failure to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, for example, could certainly make the cut. Let’s remember, too, after then-Senator Obama was elected President of the United States (and even before, I guess) he was deeply committed to unifying the nation. Since that time, however, he has...
  • Treasury Inspector General says IRS May have violated some taxpayers rights

    07/02/2012 2:23:05 PM PDT · by DOGHEAD · 8 replies
    US Treasury ^ | May 29 2012 | Inspector General
    After filing Notices of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS must notify the affected taxpayers in writing, at their last known address, within five business days of the lien filings. However, as noted in previous audits, the IRS did not always follow its own internal guidelines for notifying taxpayer representatives of the filing of lien notices. Therefore, some taxpayers may have had their rights violated when the IRS did not notify their representatives of lien filings.
  • Should John Roberts be impeached?

    07/02/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 101 replies
    Simple enough question. We need to start using this option. He clearly brought the country closer to tyranny, and that in my view is an impeachable offense. Outside of "my view", his job is to uphold the constitution. He failed to do his job. He failed to protect the people. He failed to protect COTUS. He should be fired.
  • BBC Big: Europe Pulling For Obama As More Supportive Of 'Social Democratic' Values

    07/03/2012 5:06:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it damning with pink praise . . . On today's Morning Joe, BBC's Katty Kay, anchor of the network's American edition, said that Europeans favor the re-election of President Obama because he is more supportive of "European social-democratic values." You know, those wonderful welfare-state policies that have worked their magic so well that Europe now enjoys . . . an 11.1% unemployment rate. View the video here.
  • After Ruling, Roberts Makes a Getaway From the Scorn

    07/03/2012 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    NY Time ^ | 7-2-012 | Adam Liptak
    (snip) ...“Malta, as you know, is an impregnable island fortress,” he (Roberts) said on Friday, according to news reports. “It seemed like a good idea.” The chief justice was correct to anticipate a level of fury unusual even in the wake of a blockbuster decision with vast political, practical and constitutional consequences. The criticism came from all sides. And it was directed not at the court as whole or even at the majority in the 5-to-4 decision. It was aimed squarely at him. (snip) Professor Yoo, the former Bush administration official, said her report (referring to Jan Crawford's book) appeared...
  • As Obama takes court victory lap, U.S. unemployed still left in line

    07/03/2012 3:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2012 | ED CARSON
    President Obama wasted little time giving his perspective on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his sweeping health care law. "This is a good day for millions of Americans who can continue to benefit from the protections and economic security provided by the Affordable Care Act," Obama said in an emailed statement Thursday, a few hours after the ruling. But for millions of Americans, it was just another bad day without the economic security of a job. The unemployment rate has held above 8% for 40 straight months. It ticked up to 8.2% in May, and would actually be around...
  • Fifteen governors reject or leaning against expanded Medicaid program

    07/03/2012 3:22:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/3/2012 | By Elise Viebeck
    At least 15 governors have indicated they will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the healthcare law, striking a blow to President Obama’s promise of broader insurance coverage. Before Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, states had the option of either increasing their Medicaid rolls or being penalized by the federal government. The high court struck down that offer as unconstitutional. Governors still have a financial incentive to participate in the expansion of coverage for low-income people, since the government will foot most of the bill through 2016. But the decision is also loaded with politics, particularly for Republican governors...
  • Paul Ryan Exposes Stephanopoulos's Strange Failure to Note Interview with Obama

    07/02/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 2, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    After ignoring its own 2009 clip of Obama denying his health-care law was a tax increase, ABC finally played the snippet of the President on Sunday's This Week -- but bizarrely, they failed to mention that it was theirs. Host George Stephanopoulos highlighted an ad from Americans for Prosperity that included the clip, but omitted that he conducted the interview where the President made this denial. Later in the program, Rep. Paul Ryan exposed what the ABC News host omitted, that "the President, on your show, said this is not a tax." [audio available here; video below the jump] Paul...
  • Senate minority leader McConnell: Odds long against lawmakers seeking to gut health care law

    07/02/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 105 replies
    Washington Pots ^ | July 2, 2012 | AP
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — It’s on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The Kentucky Republican said Monday it’s hard to unravel something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law, WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/LSUtqX ) reports. “If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”
  • Rasmussen: Conservative Anger Against Obamacare Hitting 'Stratospheric Levels'

    07/02/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 389 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/2/12 | Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter
    Conservative interest in the presidential election hit “stratospheric levels” following last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, noted pollster and author Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax.TV. “All that did was energize conservatives,” declared Rasmussen in an exclusive interview on Monday. “The conservative interest in the election was already much higher than that of moderates and liberals. It went up to really stratospheric levels right after the ruling. We don’t know if that will continue or if it’s just a temporary response to the news cycle.”
  • Vile Garofalo Insults Anti-ObamaCare Protesters as "Racists, Functionally Retarded Adults" - Audio

    08/23/2009 5:59:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 49 replies · 1,027+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of the vile Janeane Garofalo doing a stand-up routine in which she takes aim at those opposing President Obama's drive to bring Government Health Care to America. She uses a barrage of insults to refer to anti-ObamaCare protesters, referring to them as "racists, functionally retarded adults," and "teabaggers." She also tries to say that Americans who are now saying "I want my country back" are referring to wanting "my white guy back" instead of having an African-American President in Barack Obama. Morons like Garafolo just don't get it. Millions of Americans want their nation back in the...
  • Dems target vulnerable GOP lawmakers over health law repeal vote

    07/02/2012 4:39:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/02/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Dems target vulnerable GOP lawmakers over health law repeal voteBy Meghashyam Mali - 07/02/12 06:00 AM ET The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is launching a new campaign Monday targeting vulnerable GOP lawmakers on healthcare ahead of the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Democrats are on offense as we expose these House Republicans for standing up for insurance companies and congressional perks instead of protecting consumers," said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.), in a statement announcing the drive. "For 18 months, Republicans have been on defense for protecting millionaires over Medicare and now they're planning another vote...
  • House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare law

    07/02/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/02/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare lawBy Pete Kasperowicz - 07/02/12 01:25 PM ET The House as early as next week will pass legislation prohibiting the IRS from receiving any money from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the 2010 healthcare reform law. Passage of the financial services spending bill is especially timely in light of last week's Supreme Court ruling that penalties the government can impose under the law against people who refuse to buy health insurance can be seen as a tax, because it is enforced like a tax. That finding allowed the...
  • Obamacare Tax Hikes Irk Taxpayers; Illegal aliens, prisoners exempt

    07/02/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    Car Czar Consulting ^ | Recent - date not shown | Unattributed
    Here’s a Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare...[SNIP]...Exemptions for religious objectors, UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS [poster's emphasis], prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS)
  • Lew: GOP should drop opposition to healthcare law, says it’s time to ‘move on’

    07/01/2012 3:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali and Amie Parnes
    White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew touted the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the president’s healthcare reform bill Sunday and warned Republicans to “move on” and drop efforts to undo the legislation. “I don’t think the American people want to have this debate again,” said Lew about GOP efforts to repeal the health bill on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t think they want to be pulled back into decades of debate to get to where we are. We now have a law, the law is constitutional, we should implement it.” The high court on Thursday dealt a blow to Republicans...
  • Scott says Florida won't implement health care law [Govs Walker, Perry and Jindal concur)

    07/01/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 1, 2012 | Tia Mitchell
    ....Under the health care law, by 2014, states must implement a health insurance exchange, or a Web-based marketplace where people can shop for insurance, or defer to a federal program. States need to submit plans to the federal government by Nov. 16 that demonstrate their readiness to launch health exchanges. ....."We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians," Scott said on Fox. "But this is an expansion that just doesn't make any sense." ....."Hopefully we won't have to worry about it because by November we're going to have a new president-elect who is going to...
  • 'We Will Take it Anyway We Can Get it' - Valerie Jarrett Admits ObamaCare Is A Tax

    07/01/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 1 2012 | breitbart
    Video at link Friday in a Roland Martin interview Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett on Obama Care tax 'We will take it anyway we can get it.'
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • High Court Ruling Will Provoke States to Nullify ObamaCare

    07/01/2012 6:35:21 PM PDT · by ScottfromNJ · 61 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Despite Thursday’s controversial Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, states retain the right and authority to nullify the healthcare law, and the state of Missouri, among many others, is undertaking efforts to do just that. According to Missouri legislators, regardless of the High Court's ruling, Missouri voters will maintain the opportunity to vote for or against the so-called Affordable Healthcare Act in November. And Missouri is not the only state seeking to circumvent ObamaCare. Yahoo News reports, “Several Republican governors, including both Jindal and McDonnell, have put off setting up the exchanges in the hope that the law will be repealed...
  • Missouri Synod Lutheran Statement in Response to Obamacare Ruling

    06/28/2012 4:29:26 PM PDT · by T Baden · 14 replies
    LCMS President Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform Legislation ST. LOUIS, June 28, 2012—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today to largely let stand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, issued the following statement: “In light of today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we remain opposed to the controversial birth control mandate, which is one of the requirements included in the law. “The Court’s...
  • The REALITY Is: Today's Conservative Optimism is a Delusion!

    07/01/2012 5:31:29 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 26 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/1/12
    Today's conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities at hand. This fact must be recognized and accepted by the conservative right in this country. The current crises are reaching gigantic proportions - both nationally and globally. The good intentions and well wishes of this flawed ideology (Conservative optimism) has had its place in the past, but now in light of the global climate affected by ever-increasing human depravity, it is but a “spider’s web” of hope and a delusional lie and refuge in which many are holding on to (Job 8:14). For harnessing...
  • GOP sees down-ballot gold in Supreme Court decision

    07/01/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1 Jul 2012 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    When President Obama said Thursday that he didn’t pursue health care reform “because it was good politics,” he wasn’t kidding. Over the course of its short life span, the Affordable Care Act has left a trail of political wreckage behind it — and while an exultant White House breathed a sigh of relief in the wake of Thursday’s Supreme Court validation, Obama’s signature policy achievement still faces a host of questions ahead. First among them: Does the party really want to embrace a measure that proved so costly to Democratic candidates in 2010 and polls so poorly? While the Supreme...
  • 2008 Obama: Health Care Should "Never Be Purchased With Tax Increases On Middle Class Families."

    07/01/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/28/12 | GOPICYMI
    At a Campaign rally in 2008, Obama said that health care should not purchased with a tax increase (October 4, 2008).
  • Will Obama Support the Repeal of ObamaCare?

    07/01/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Self | July 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Will Obama support the repeal of ObamaCare? I already know the incredulous reaction of most of you to that question: “Of course he WON'T support the repeal of ObamaCare. You have to be NUts to even make such an absurd speculation!” Perhaps I should have put “repeal” in quotes so it would read: “Will Obama Support the “Repeal” of ObamaCare?” Does this make more sense to you now? A “repeal” of ObamaCare in name only, i.e. a cosmetic “repeal” which actually leaves ObamaCare almost completely unchanged. But why would Obama come out in favor of a strictly cosmetic “repeal” of...
  • Wealthy Conservatives Working to Unseat Obama, Take Back Senate

    06/30/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intention on Friday to give $10 million to political action committees controlled by Charles and David Koch who in turn are themselves giving substantial sums to unseat President Obama and turn control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. Adelson's intentions are to give upwards of $100 million in support of conservative causes. He explained: What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we've been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the...
  • A "Tribute" To Government-Run Healthcare [Director's Cut]

    07/01/2012 8:14:56 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 19 replies
    The Brain of Alan Levy | Reprint | Alan Levy
    Here's government-run healthcare in all its "glory": *********************************** "CROW AGENCY, Mont. - Ta'Shon Rain Little Light, a happy little girl who loved to dance and dress up in traditional American Indian clothes, had stopped eating and walking. She complained constantly to her mother that her stomach hurt. When Stephanie Little Light took her daughter to the Indian Health Service clinic in this wind-swept and remote corner of Montana, they told her the 5-year-old was depressed. Ta'Shon's pain rapidly worsened and she visited the clinic about 10 more times over several months, before her lung collapsed and she was airlifted to...
  • Analysis: Ruling adds hundreds of billions to healthcare law costs (America's destruction)

    07/01/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/2012 | By Elise Viebeck
    The Supreme Court's decision to let states opt out of the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion will increase costs by hundreds of billions, according to an analysis by a conservative think tank. Thursday's ruling means that states can refuse to expand Medicaid coverage for millions of low-income people without facing the law's original penalty. The American Action Forum (AAF) estimated that states will not only forgo the Medicaid expansion, they'll cut their Medicaid rolls back to the "federally designated minimum" and move everyone onto the law's insurance exchanges. AAF chief Douglas Holtz-Eakin blogged Friday that this would force the "federal government...
  • Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law (Flashback: NYT praises... John Roberts)

    07/01/2012 8:22:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | July 21, 2005 | Todd S. Purdum, Jodi Wilgoren & Pam Belluck
    WASHINGTON, July 20 - He is the son of a company man, and he has lived a loyalist's life. His teachers remember him as the brightest of boys, but his classmates say he never lorded it over them. He was always conservative, but not doctrinaire. He was raised and remains a practicing Roman Catholic who declines, friends say, to wear his faith on his sleeve. [Snip] "I would not hew to a particular 'school' of interpretation," he added, "but would follow the approach or approaches that seemed most suited in the particular case to correctly discerning the meaning of the...
  • Obamacare Supporters Can't Turn A Win Into A Win

    06/30/2012 4:15:35 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 26 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/30/12 | CaroleL
    In the aftermath of their Supreme Court victory, supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are lamenting over their inability to sell the law to the American people. According to a recent poll, only 34 percent approve of Obamacare while 48 percent disapprove and that was before the Supreme Court affirmed that it is one of the biggest tax increases in history. Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the...
  • Obamacare: Seven New Taxes on Citizens Earning Less than $250,000

    06/30/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6-29-12 | Robert Allen Bonelli
    While we were all debating the cost to our liberty due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), we were ignoring the cost to our pockets. If there ever was a reason for bipartisan rage about this law, it should be on the twenty - yes, twenty - hidden new taxes of this law. Making matters even more relevant is that seven of these taxes are levied on all citizens regardless of income. Hence, Mr. Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 is just another falsehood associated with this legislation.

    06/28/2012 1:10:37 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    As legal scholars study the Supreme Court's decision in the Obamacare case, more and more are concluding that Justice Anthony Kennedy's dissenting opinion, striking down the law in its entirety, was once the majority opinion--and that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote at a late stage. If so, it would appear that the Chief Justice may have succumbed to the bullying meted out by President Barack Obama, who attacked the Court in the aftermath of oral arguments in March, when Obamacare seemed headed for certain defeat.
  • Flashpoint: U.S. Supreme Court

    06/30/2012 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 34 replies
    tarandfeathersusa ^ | June 30, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    The recent SCOTUS decision on Obamacare is stark evidence that the judicial branch has pushed the envelope toward a national crisis. While I’m not yet convinced that we’re witnessing the proverbial straw that breaks Uncle Sam’s back, we could very well be watching a preview of coming attractions.
  • President Says Obamacare Decision a Victory for Freedom

    06/30/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 June 2012 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama hailed the US Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 decision to uphold his signature Affordable Care Act as “a victory for freedom.” “By affirming the legality of our health care plan, the Court has ensured that every American will be free from the worry of having no insurance,” the President said. “By compelling everyone to purchase insurance we are freeing them to enjoy the benefits of medical coverage and relieving them of the necessity to plan ahead and decide for themselves whether get this insurance.” The president attempted to reconcile the compulsory nature of the health care mandate with...
  • Medical journal calls for debate on “therapeutic homicide”

    06/30/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 6/30/12 | Jared Yee
    The Canadian Medical Association Journal says that euthanasia is "therapeutic homicide" which requires extremely robust arguments to justify it. An editorial in its latest issue was commenting on recommendations made by the Dying with Dignity commission of the Quebec National Assembly. The commission released a report after two years of study. The authors wrote: "Proponents of “dying with medical assistance” must argue that a patient’s rights invoke a corresponding medical duty to provide the means if a patient cannot, and it follows that this should be done in a safe and expert way. Hence, the act of assisting death would...
  • Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

    06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.
  • Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law

    06/30/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ^ | June 29, 2012 | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law Administration makes resources available to help states implement Affordable Insurance ExchangesHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today a new funding opportunity to help states continue their work to implement the health care law -- the Affordable Care Act.  When the law is fully implemented in 2014, the affordable insurance exchanges will provide people and small businesses with one-stop shops to find, compare and purchase affordable, high-quality health insurance.  Today’s announcement makes more funding available to build all models of affordable insurance exchanges available to states. HHS also...
  • What John Roberts really did for us

    06/30/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 105 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-12 | DrJohn
    Pyrrhus was king of the Hellenistic kingdom of Epirus whose costly military successes against Macedonia and Rome gave rise to the phrase' Pyrrhic victory'. In 281 BC Tarentum, a Greek colony in southern Italy, asked his assisstance against Rome. Pyrrhus crossed to Italy with 25,000 men and 20 elephants. He won a complete, but costly, victory over a Roman army at Heraclea. In 279 Pyrrhus, again suffering heavy casualties, defeated the Romans at Asculum. His remark 'Another such victory and I shall be ruined' gave name to the term 'Pyrrhic victory' for a victory obtained at to great a...