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  • Obamacare's Pizza Tax: Taxing an Even Larger Slice

    08/13/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a stir this week with his comment that the Obamacare law would cause a "hike in pizza prices." The most stirring thing about John Schnatter's statement is...that it's true. As a result of Obamacare employers such as John Schnatter will be forced to change their workforce strategy, which means increasing the costs of products offered to consumers as well as layoffs. In a study recently released by Mercer, analysts surveyed 1,203 employers, 60% of which were preparing for an increase in cost as a direct result of Obamacare. Of employers hit the hardest by...
  • Wasserman-Schultz admits being an idiotic liar

    08/13/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-13-12 | DrJohn
    Debbie Downer, aka Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, was interviewed by John Roberts on Fox News Sunday. Roberts asked her about the Priorites USA ad that implies that Mitt Romney caused a woman to die from cancer. In the ad Joe Soptic says “When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care, and my family lost their health care,” Soptic says in the minute-long spot. “And a short time after that, my wife became ill . . . she passed away in 22 days.” There you go. Mitt Romney killed her. Never mind that Romney left Bain in 1999. Never mind...
  • Will Ryan Help Obama Win Jewish Votes?

    08/13/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 63 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    After Mitt Romney announced his choice for vice president, the consensus among Democrats is all they have to do to win in November is to mention one word: Medicare. ....First, those Jewish voters who are most vulnerable to Mediscare tactics were already going to vote for Obama. If you are the sort of person who truly believes the Republicans are going to throw Bubbe over the cliff, you probably were never sufficiently concerned about Obama's pressure on Israel and unwillingness to confront Iran to cross over to the GOP. The minority of American Jews who consider Israel's security to be...
  • Grasping the Medicare Distortion

    08/12/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2012 | Yuval Levin
    Medicare as we know it is thus not an option. The choice is between, on the one hand, a reform that leaves current seniors untouched for life and offers future seniors a guaranteed comprehensive benefit and more choices about how to get it or, on the other hand, cuts that affect both current and future beneficiaries and yet are still likely to fail to avert the programs fiscal collapse. Mitt Romney offers the first a plan for saving Medicare without increasing the risk to seniors. Barack Obama offers the second a plan for raiding Medicare and watching it...
  • Overflowing Banks: In Obama Ad, Actress Offers Tampon TMI, But Can't Say the Word 'Abortion'?

    08/12/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Actress Elizabeth Banks made a campaign video for Obama-Biden 2012 – just barely. Almost the entire 75 seconds is a defense of Planned Parenthood and their “essential services,” which is the euphemism feminists use to describe America’s leading provider of abortions. In fact, Banks could not bring herself to even mention the word or the concept of abortions, except indirectly as “that little five percent” of controversial things PPFA does that judgmental Mitt Romney dislikes. This is quite shocking in its discretion, considering Banks unloads TMI and talks about her massive menstrual flow: Elizabeth Banks on Planned Parenthood, Women's Health,...
  • Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'

    08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | August. 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacares $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an achievement: Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings weve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform. This is how Paul Ryans selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign...
  • Limbaugh: what is Planned Parenthood if not a death squad? Pittman: PP a murderous organization

    08/10/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8/10/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    August 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh this week said that Democrats should take a harder look at their own sources of funding before they criticize the GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney for making his fortune as co-founder of asset management firm Bain Capital. Rush Limbaugh So they say now in the Huffington Post that Mitt Romneys Bain Capital, way way back when it was originally founded, was seeded with money from Latin America deaths quads, said the conservative radio guru August 8. Well let me ask you a question. Whats the difference in that and the Democrats...
  • NYT Proves Romney Right On Welfare

    08/10/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT · by djone · 1 replies
    The smoking gun is always in the last place you look: I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romneys ad attacking Obamas welfare waiversuntil I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romneys ad isnt as accurate as Id thought. Its much more accurate. The Times notes that one of the states proposing waivers from the 1996 welfare reforms work requirements is Nevadaindeed, Nevada was cited by the Obama Health and Human Services department when it quietly announced its plan to grant waivers on July 12 . ** Heres how the Times describes what Nevada wants...
  • In Colorado, Obama calls for end to "senseless violence"

    08/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 8, 2012
    DENVER (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday to call for an end to "senseless violence" across the country, appealing to Americans to focus on ways to stop it. Referring to the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in recent weeks, as well as last year's shooting of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona, Obama stopped short of calling for gun control but said concerted action was needed. "We've got to put an end to this kind of senseless violence, whether it's in Aurora,...
  • Pope: U.S. faces threats to religious freedom of unprecedented gravity

    08/08/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 7, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    ROME, Italy, August 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI is warning that the United States is facing threats of “unprecedented gravity” to religious freedom. In a letter on behalf of the pope to Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone observed that “concerted efforts are being made to redefine and restrict the exercise of the right to religious freedom.” The comments come as the U.S. bishops campaign for religious liberty in the face of attacks such as President Obama’s HHS mandate, which requires employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and...
  • Obama Campaign Speech: No Compromise on Abortion Mandate

    08/08/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/8/12 | Steven Ertelt
    During a campaign stop in Denver, Colorado with pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke, pro-abortion President Barack Obama refused to back down on the HHS mandate his administration put in place forcing religious groups to cover abortion-causing drugs.Let me tell youtheres nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own health decisions, he said. Let me tell you something, DenverI dont think your boss should control the care you get, Obama added, referring to the desire by religious groups to not be forced to violate their own consciences.I think there is one person who should make decisions on...
  • Desperate Obama Scaring Woman Voters: Romney Will Take Us Back To The 1950's

    08/08/2012 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | August 8, 2012 | Breitbart
    Breitbart Tv video.
  • Santorum GOP Convention Event for Romney Features Pro-Life Leaders

    08/08/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Aug 8 2012 | by Steven Ertelt
    Rick Santorum has released more information about the event he is holding at the GOP convention for Mitt Romney, and it will feature a plethora of pro-life leaders and activists. As LifeNews has reported, Santorum, the pro-life former Republican presidential candidate, is organizing an event at the GOP convention later this month to rally pro-life, social conservative voters behind Romney. As LifeNews has reported, Santorum, the pro-life former Republican presidential candidate, is organizing an event at the GOP convention later this month to rally pro-life, social conservative voters behind Romney.Santorum is now the head of a conservative activist group he...
  • In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception (Sandra Fluke introduces him)

    08/08/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-8-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    August 8, 2012 In Denver, Obama campaigns on free contraception Charlie Spiering Speaking at a Women for Obama event in Denver, Colorado, President Obama touted free contraception offered to women by the Affordable Care Act. The president was introduced by contraception activist Sandra Fluke, who became the center of a controversy earlier this summer, after she spoke out against Catholic colleges that did not cover contraceptives. Obama reminded the audience that because of his reforms, insurance plans were covering the full cost of contraceptives, which he said was crucial for womens health because it was used not only for family...
  • House Votes Down DC Abortion Bill (required 2/3 vote)

    07/31/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/31/2012 | Meghan McCarthy
    The House voted down a bill restricting abortion access in the District of Columbia Tuesday, despite overwhelming Republican support for the legislation. The bill fell 220-154. It was voted on under suspension of the rules, a procedure that is typically reserved for legislation that is non-controversial. It also requires two-thirds of members voting in the affirmative -- in this case, 249 votes -- to pass. The bill stands no chance of getting through the Democratic-controlled Senate. Given that reality, putting the legislation up for a vote under suspension of the rules allows Republicans a chance to get Democrats on the...
  • Govt Broke by Sept 30: Funding ObamaCare in Spotlight - Why House Excuses for Funding Are Bogus

    07/26/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-26-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is saying the House WILL fund the government, in yet another vote needed to support the swayed-back of Obama administration spending. We are out of money again on September 30th. When Boehner was asked if ObamaCare will be defunded in the next Continuing Resolution, he coyly answered: "our goal would be to make sure the government is funded." Many are taking that answer as yes, we will continue to fund ObamaCare.We have no budget. The unconstitutional spending will continue through a Continuing Resolution (CR). See why there is plenty of precedent for not funding this...
  • Obamacare Kills The Elderly Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    07/26/2012 8:10:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/26/2008 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obamas rationing of health care means euthanasia for the elderly. Tune in!
  • Planned Parenthood Waited Five Hours Before Sending Abortion Victim to ER

    07/26/2012 12:11:50 PM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 7/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    New documents a local CBS television station obtained in the case of a young African-American woman killed in a fatal botched legal abortion show Planned Parenthood waited over five hours before sending the woman to a local hospital for emergency care. Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM has released a new report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation...
  • Rep. Schakowsky Says She's Unaware hat Obamacare Reg Requires Offering Free Sterilizations

    07/25/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/25/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.) said she was unaware that the preventive services regulation that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued under the Obamacare law requires health care plans to offer free sterilizations to girls as young as their teens. However, back in March, Schakowsky did acknowledge that the mandate offers sterilizations free of charge to college-age women, stressing that the HHS rules were designed to protect the health of women, women of all ages. The HHS regulation, which takes effect on Aug. 1, requires nearly all health care plans in the United States to provide, without
  • Federal grant thwarts GOP-led effort to close North Carolina Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/25/2012 2:57:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 7/25/2012 | CRAIG JARVIS
    One of the battles won by the conservatives who took over the North Carolina Legislature this session was stripping Planned Parenthood of its funding. But it is turning out to be a short-lived victory. The women's health organization has successfully applied for federal funds and will soon receive more than three times the amount Republican lawmakers had withheld. "We've weathered these increasing attacks on women's health care access the past couple of years," Paige Johnson, vice president of external and governmental affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, said Tuesday. "Now we're able to do more for our patients."...
  • Obama: Funding Planned Parenthood is important for my daughters

    07/25/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 25, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    PORTLAND, Oregon, July 25, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama again invoked his daughters as reasons to support the abortion industry in a campaign stop in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday. “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood,” the president told nearly 1,000 donors at the Oregon Convention Center. “I think that is a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards; we’re going forwards.” The reference echoes a comment he made in 2008 on the campaign trail. “I’ve got two daughters, 9 years...
  • Death panels on steroids

    07/25/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/25/12 | Rita L. Marker & Wesley J. Smith
    If you want to see what direction health care is going, just read the July 12 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Of course, reading a medical journal isnt on most peoples to do lists. Even medical professionals who do read journal articles rarely do so to gain insight into the latest shifts in the cultural or political winds.Thats a mistake. These days, radical trial balloons are often launched from such venerable publications which is especially disturbing because the imprimatur of the medical intelligentsia provides respectability to ideas that otherwise would be dismissed out of hand....
  • Pelosi Says She 'Knows More About Having Babies Than the Pope'

    07/24/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Pelosi Says She 'Knows More About Having Babies Than the Pope' By Amanda Swysgood July 24, 2012 (CNSNews.com) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic who supports legalized abortion, said at a conference last week sponsored by the National Journal that she knows more about having babies than the pope. Pelosi said that early in her congressional career, when she attended dinners with some male and female colleagues from Congress, the men would rarely ever ask the women their advice about policy. Said Pelosi: It was on par with when, on the floor of the House, one of them...
  • Pro-Euthanasia Movement Splitting Into Two Warring Factions

    07/21/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/20/12 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    When euthanasia became a dirty word the Voluntary Euthanasia Society changed its name to ‘Dignity in Dying’ in January 2006. In 2008 Conservative MP for Reigate Crispin Blunt claimed responsibility for the move.‘I claim responsibility for encouraging the Voluntary Euthanasia Society to change its name’ he exclaimed in a in a Westminster Hall Adjournment Debate on 11 November 2008.A Daily Telegraph editorial titled ‘Euthanasia’s euphemism’ remarked at the time of the name-change that it was ‘hard to shake off the suspicion that euthanasiasts are shy of spelling out what they are really about, viz killing people’.Then when assisted suicide became...
  • Debunking the ObamaCare is Conservative Myth, Part 1

    07/21/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Sark
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 21st, 2012
    One myth has been prevalent, if not pervasive, throughout the entire debate over health care reform, from President Barack Obamas first overtures for universal coverage to this very moment. When the left is thrown on the defensive over a point of principle or policy, they almost always resort to invoking this singular myth. Whats the myth? Let me summarize it: 'ObamaCare' is a conservative health care law whose main tenet (the individual mandate) was originally created by the conservative Heritage Foundation and proposed as a bill by conservatives in 1993. Now, a conservative-appointed Chief Justice leading a conservative Supreme Court...
  • Video: Dean Says Tort Reform Left Out Of Health Care Bill For Fear Of Trial Lawyers

    08/26/2009 4:21:22 PM PDT · by careyb · 39 replies · 1,181+ views
    CNS ^ | 8/26/09 | Howard Dean
    Give him props for honesty.
  • The Right to National Bankruptcy

    07/18/2012 2:54:31 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 1 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | 18 July 2012 | Andrew Foy, M.D.
    People like me who believe the government should play a less active role in subsidizing healthcare costs are often asked the question "Do you believe healthcare is a basic human right?"While this is an important philosophical question to ponder, it often lends itself to unexamined answers and political demagoguery. The imprecise answer "yes" to this question by most governments around the world (including the United States) has served mainly to accelerate healthcare-cost growth and benefit the medical-industrial complex at the expense of the public. To appreciate this point, one must consider the reality of what having a right to...
  • Reid Pledges to Block Votes on Obamacare Repeal, Tax Cuts

    07/19/2012 7:49:29 PM PDT · by Bigun · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:25 PM, Jul 19, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    This morning on the Senate floor, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, pledged to block Republican efforts to vote on the repeal of Obamacare and tax cuts:
  • Experts argue Obamacare mistake could doom key part of law

    07/19/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Experts argue Obamacare mistake could doom key part of law By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Ticket 2 hrs 31 mins ago States could dodge a key part of the health care reform law because of a little-noticed mistake in the lengthy bill, according to a white paper by conservative health care experts Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler. A missing word in the law's definition of a health insurance exchange could prevent the federal government from doling out crucial subsidies to aid middle class and lower-income people in buying insurance in states that refuse to set up their...
  • ObamaCare Catch-22': Crushing Fines for Religious Institutions Under Mandate

    07/16/2012 2:57:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 16, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) talks to PJM about his new bill to counter provisions that could "tax religiously affiliated schools, hospitals, universities and soup kitchens right out of existence." Before the House repealed ObamaCare once more last week, another bill was introduced to stop the Department of Health and Human Services from charging religious institutions steep fines for noncompliance with the mandate to provide birth control without an insurance co-payment. Under President Obamas healthcare law, the HHS can levy $100 per employee, per day against institutions that wont comply with the mandate. Therefore, religious employers with hundreds of employees could...
  • Conservatives tell GOP leaders they want healthcare funding fight this year

    07/12/2012 2:47:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/11/12 | Sam Baker
    Conservatives tell GOP leaders they want healthcare funding fight this yearBy Sam Baker - 07/11/12 04:34 PM ET Conservatives in the House are pushing GOP leaders to continue the campaign against President Obama's healthcare law even after Wednesday's vote to repeal the law. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) are gathering signatures this week for a letter asking GOP leaders to defund the healthcare law this year. "We appreciate your willingness to schedule a vote on the full repeal of ObamaCare," the letter states. "We should continue efforts to repeal the law in its entirety this year, next...
  • (Keith)Ellison(PBUH) moves to adjourn House to protest Obamacare vote

    07/10/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/10/12 | Kevin Diaz
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., shut the House down for 15 minutes Tuesday by forcing a roll call vote on his motion to adjourn in protest of tomorrows expected vote on a GOP measure to repeal President Obamas health care law. Ellison called the GOP repeal measure the 31st attempt to repeal Obamacare in whole or in part political theater at its worst.
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Doctors: Your New Medicare Payment Schedule Released: Tell Us What You Think?

    07/10/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-10-12 | Maggie@Maggie'sNotebook
    This week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a "proposed" rule updating what Doctors and Hospitals will be paid under ObamaCare. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) ushers-in changes to the "Physician Quality Reporting System," and makes changes to the "Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier." Considering that Obama and Democrats in Congress cut $500 Billion from Medicare, I would love to hear Physicians weigh-in on this "proposed rule." Under the MPFS, a relative value is assigned to each of more than 7,000 types of services to capture the amount of work, the direct and indirect (overhead) practice expenses,...
  • Government health care: sooner or later they will get around to you

    07/10/2012 1:46:18 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    We have received some emails from readers who think government health care is the solution to what ails the U.S. of A. Well, some people think Elvis is alive too. Any way, despite our best and most courteous efforts, these readers for the most part remain unpersuaded by our reasoned arguments. Maybe this tidbit will nudge them...
  • Texas rejects key provisions of Obama's health law

    07/09/2012 7:07:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/9/2012 | By Corrie MacLaggan
    Governor Rick Perry said on Monday Texas will not implement an expansion of the Medicaid program or create a health insurance exchange, placing the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance outside key parts of President Barack Obama's signature law. The announcement makes Texas the most populous state that has rejected the provisions. Some 6.2 million people are without health insurance in Texas, or 24.6 percent of the state population, the highest percentage in the nation. California has more people without insurance but a lower percentage. Perry joined fellow Republican governors of Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Mississippi and...
  • Physicians Declaration of Independence

    Physicians Declaration of Independence by Richard Amerling, MD Jul 3, 2012 When in the Course of Human Events, it becomes necessary for one Profession to dissolve the Financial Arrangements which have connected them with Medicare, Medicaid, assorted Health Maintenance Organizations, and diverse Third Party Payers and to assume among the other Professions of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident:...
  • Shots by Murdoch at Romney Play Out to Conservative Core

    07/05/2012 7:38:28 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-5-12 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart. He seems to play everything safe. And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama. Mr. Murdochs thoughts on the Republican presidential candidates prospects? Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from the team. Chances of that? Doubtful, he tapped out in a Twitter message from his iPad last weekend. Then, on Thursday, Mr. Murdochs flagship newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, published a blistering editorial criticizing Mr. Romneys campaign, accusing it of being hapless...
  • Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

    07/09/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT · by MrChips · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/12 | Sally Nelson
    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obamas health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law...
  • Surprise cost of Obamacare (No "surprise" here)

    07/05/2012 3:51:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/4/2012 | By Donald Lambro
    Million of Americans of modest means will pay more Several issues are being distorted in the wake of the Supreme Courts contradictory, backdoor ruling that up-held President Obamas health care law on a disputed word definition. Others are virtually absent from the discussion, such as who will pay the onerous penalty tax and what it will cost them if the uninsured refuse to obey Mr. Obamas order to purchase medical insurance? It turns out, the courts decision means Mr. Obamas tax will fall most heavily on lower- to middle-income people whom he has vowed to shield from his proposed tax...
  • Judicial Betrayal (Thomas Sowell on John Roberts)

    07/02/2012 11:26:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington too often, Republicans who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for...
  • And then we told them it's not a tax.

    07/04/2012 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 2 replies
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  • [Justice John Roberts] The First Elite Conservative To Say Enough (Spew alert)

    07/04/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 2, 2012 | Andrew Sullivan
    Mulling over the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare this weekend, it occurred to me why this remains a BFD. It's not that we now have a reprieve for the idea of universal healthcare in the US. Or even that we have an interpretation of the Commerce Clause that could eventually mean some non-trivial ratcheting back of the federal government's powers vis-a-vis the states. It is that a creature of the conservative movement, one of its youngest and most intelligent stars, saw the radicalism of the four dissenters ... and balked. He balked, it appears, because of his attachment...
  • Obamacare and Abortion

    07/04/2012 9:26:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 4 2012 | freebeacon.com
    The Supreme Courts controversial decision last week to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare is re-igniting the debate over the presidents health care overhaul and public funding of abortions. Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, told the Free Beacon recently that there are a number of different components in Obamacare that would expand abortion as well as several provisions to fund abortion. Johnson explained that abortion funding is always included unless its explicitly excluded. He provided Medicaid as an example: Medicaid law doesnt say anything about abortion, so Medicaid began to pay for abortion on demand....
  • House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare law (Just don't fund it)

    07/04/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/2/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    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 individual mandate to stand, and Republicans have already started reorienting their attacks against the law...
  • Thanks to The Roberts Ruling, All That's Left Is Managing The Decline

    07/04/2012 7:34:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 70 replies
    GATE ^ | 7/4/2012 | Chuck Wolk
    If your planning on celebrating Independence Day today, I would suggest you do so as if you were attending a wake. After all, every reason we used to celebrate it has been destroyed. All those who died to defend the flag have died in vain, and those still fighting must ask themselves what are they putting their lives on the line for. I suggest they are now fighting for a future of rulers of America that will be managing the decline. I used to celebrate the 4th of July by enjoying the freedom I was given by those who...
  • The amazing number of people who know nothing about the health-care ruling

    07/04/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2012 | Chris Cillizza
    One of the most common mistakes made in political reporting is to assume that average voter is following the daily news cycle as closely as we are. He or she isnt. The latest poll numbers from the Pew Research Center on the Supreme Courts decision on President Obamas health-care law are (yet another) affirmation of that fact. Forty-five percent yes 45 percent! of respondents in the Pew poll either didnt know what the court had done in regards the health care law (30 percent) or thought that the court had rejected most of the provisions of the law...
  • McConnell: Well Repeal Obamacare, One Way or Another

    07/04/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 112 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert Costa
    " . . . Repeal of Obamacare will be the first item up in the Senate if I am majority leader. If we have a president who will sign the bill, we will do everything we can to get it off the books, and well be looking for every angle that could be pursued. There has been a lot of talk about reconciliation. The Chief Justice said this is a tax, and we take him at his word, so that certainly makes this eligible for reconciliation. But that may not be the only avenue that we pursue. Our goal will...
  • Did Roberts write both Obamacare decisions? (John Roberts vs John Roberts)

    07/04/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2012 | Robert Moran
    This is getting ridiculous. John Roberts appears to be a one man constitutional wrecking crew. According to Salon: "This weekend CBS News' Jan Crawford reported that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote in regard to upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act. Crawford reports that Roberts voted with the rest of the court's conservatives to strike down the individual mandate, but in the course of drafting his opinion changed his mind, and ended up siding with the court's four liberals to uphold almost all of the law. In response, according to Crawford's story, the four conservatives then independently...
  • Live Free and Uninsured (The Left cant see that there are losers under Obamacare)

    07/04/2012 6:50:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/04/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare), NPRs Talk of the Nation held a seminar of sorts at the Aspen Institutes legendarily pretentious Ideas Festival. Someone in the audience asked NPR health-policy correspondent Julie Rovner this question: Todays decision is a positive decision for the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans. Who are the losers today? Rovner seemed to struggle to find losers. She came up with insurance companies that want the so-called individual mandate now a punitive tax, according to the Supreme Court to be much more punitive. After thinking...