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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Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that even if "Obamacare" is repealed, the health care law will not easily go away.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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...