A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Obamacare highlights
Barack Obama´s inverse genius

Washington Examiner, by Noemie Emery

Original Article

Posted By:grace52, 12/4/2013 5:27:30 PM

The inverse genius of Barack Obama becomes more of a marvel each day. Is it a rule of politics that great measures shouldn’t pass on slender majorities? He enacted a huge bill with majorities running against it, and he and the system haven’t been the same since. Is it agreed that the "greatest good for the greatest number" should be the goal of all parties? He’s reducing the good of the many for the partial relief of the few. Is the justification for redistribution to spread wealth and well-being among as many as possible? He’s spreading angst and anxiety to millions and millions who,

Comments:
Please submit properly by splitting headline & posting to word limit as shown. LCom Staff.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/4/2013 5:34:04 PM     (No. 9640451)

Noemie Emery is always worth reading. Thank you for posting.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 763360




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "grace52"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "grace52"



Federal debt may be forgotten,
but it´s far from gone
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 2/5/2014 10:01:14 AM     Post Reply
Debates over reining in the federal debt are so 2011. President Obama barely mentioned the issue in his State of the Union address, and Republicans have downplayed it as well, searching for a more optimistic message than one of impending fiscal doom. In her cheerful response to Obama, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., didn´t use the word “debt” or “deficit” even once. Though the federal debt issue has largely been forgotten in D.C., a Tuesday report from the Congressional Budget Office reminds us that it´s far from gone.

Obama: Coffee shops shouldn´t
have better Internet than schools
Washington Examiner, by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 2/4/2014 3:09:19 PM     Post Reply
President Obama, outlining his push Tuesday to bring high-speed Internet access to more U.S. schools, said Americans should demand the same level of technology in learning facilities as they do in coffee shops. “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools,” Obama said in Adelphi, Md., highlighting $750 million in new commitments from private companies to put digital learning labs in schools. Under his plan, the Federal Communications Commission will also spend $2 billion to connect 20 million students to wireless technologies.

myConstitution
Weekly Standard, by Jeffrey H. Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/31/2014 2:35:41 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has just announced the creation of a new program, which he calls myRA, as part of an overarching agenda he’s implementing, which could well be called myConstitution. Under the heading “Year of Action: Making Progress Through Executive Action,” the White House announced January 29 that Obama is using “his executive authority to direct the Department of the Treasury to create ‘myRA’—a new simple, safe and affordable ‘starter’ retirement savings account.” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Obama’s former chief of staff, says the accounts are “modeled on the Roth IRA.”

John Boehner reins in rank and file
with midterms looming
Washington Examiner, by Tim Mak    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/31/2014 2:31:45 PM     Post Reply
Some of Congress´ most conservative Republicans, who just months ago willingly shut down the government to try to get their way on Obamacare, had threatened to be just as disruptive in February when it came time to raise the nation´s debt ceiling. They planned to block the increase -- risking a government default -- unless President Obama and Senate Democrats made unspecified concessions. With Obama refusing to negotiate at all, both sides braced for yet another partisan crisis. Then suddenly, the chances of a fight appeared to be fading. Republican leaders indicated that they would not allow February to pass without raising the debt ceiling.

The minimum wage is rarely
a household´s sole sustenance
Washington Examiner, by David Freddoso    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/31/2014 2:30:14 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this month, I wrote about how North Carolina cut off its extended unemployment benefits in July, only to see its job market take off in the months afterward. As the new Labor Department state employment data from last week reaffirm, the cuts don´t seem to have hurt the state´s economy at all, and might have even helped encourage job-seekers to take what was available. This reality did not prevent President Obama from calling on Congress in Tuesday´s State of the Union to extend benefits, prolonging the six-year “emergency” measure.

   

 

  


 
Obama´s ´Give America a Raise´
battle cry is misleading and disturbing
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/31/2014 2:26:27 PM     Post Reply
In one of the most quoted lines of a tepid State of the Union address, President Obama implored Congress to “give America a raise” by increasing the federal minimum wage. Obama was proud enough of the line to make it a regular catchphrase as he took his populist message on the road. “Americans overwhelmingly agree [that] nobody who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty,” he said at a Costco in Lanham, Md. “And that is why I firmly believe it’s time to give America a raise.”

Anti-Intellectual Obama
Weekly Standard, by Ethan Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/31/2014 2:02:47 PM     Post Reply
President Obama traveled to Wisconsin yesterday and engaged in a tasteless bit of anti-intellectualism. “A lot of young people no longer see the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career,” he told an audience in Waukesha, “but I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” (He later walked back the remark.) It was a distressing moment. Not because Obama urged Americans to pursue vocational, rather than intellectual, degrees – that’s fine, and potentially even good advice.

Obama flexes executive muscle
in State of the Union
Washington Examiner, by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/29/2014 9:39:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama flexed executive muscle in his State of the Union address Tuesday, rolling out a series of unilateral actions in an attempt to reassert his standing in Washington and with the American public. Obama´s prime-time speech to millions of people came against the backdrop of the roughest stretch of his presidency. And eager to keep Americans from tuning him out, the president framed his executive orders as part of a “year of action” to boost job creation and combat income inequality.

How many workers will be affected by
Obama´s minimum wage executive order?
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/28/2014 5:55:48 PM     Post Reply
Ahead of tonight´s State of the Union Address, the White House has announced that President Obama will sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers employed through federal contracts. The policy is a part of a "year of action" being touted by the Obama administration, in which the president will attempt to impose changes through executive order that he cannot pass through Congress.

Big government does too much, badly
Washington Examiner, by Rep. Linda Upmeyer    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/28/2014 11:59:04 AM     Post Reply
Around the country there have been calls to raise the minimum wage, to impose strict regulations on our businesses and to forcibly adopt a health care system that nationalizes one-sixth of our economy. The intended role of the federal government established by our Founding Fathers was to protect the rights of all Americans. Nowhere in our Constitution is there a clause that mandates government to act as an employer, a health care provider or a charity—nor should it. However, over the years the role of government has shifted from protecting rights to selectively distributing them. This, in turn, has spawned a host of redistributionist policies that have been thrust upon the public as commandments. Many people are beginning to wonder why they are being forced to pay for their neighbors.

   

 

B-G1


 
Libertarian wing of GOP
gains strength in Congress
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/24/2014 5:49:16 PM     Post Reply
A few times each month, a couple dozen House Republican lawmakers gather in a meeting room in a building adjacent to Capitol to discuss ideas and legislative proposals that focus on limited government, reducing the debt and maintaining individual rights. The group considers itself conservative with a libertarian emphasis. They call themselves the Liberty Caucus and believe that in order for the GOP to win more elections in the future, the party must begin embracing their libertarian-minded philosophy because voters are beginning to demand it, particularly in the wake of government data collection revelations that some believe infringe on privacy

The Obamacare Bailout
The Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 1/24/2014 5:45:32 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare is like an onion: The more layers you peel back, the worse it smells. The latest revelation about this horrible law is the presence of a “risk corridor,” a euphemism for an insurance industry bailout that will occur sometime in the next year. The law depends upon the voluntary participation of insurers. Private citizens are compelled to purchase insurance, but insurers are free to walk away from Obamacare. To prevent that from happening, congressional Democrats put in place guarantees to cover insurance industry losses for the first few years of the program.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap
69 replie(s)
New York Times, by Editorial Staff    Original Article
Posted By: HogPilot- 2/5/2014 6:56:09 AM     Post Reply
The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law. Of course, Republicans immediately tried to brand the findings as “devastating” and stark evidence of President Obama’s health care reform as a failure and a job killer. It is no such thing. (SNIP) The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage.

Boehner: ‘No Sense Picking a Fight We
Can’t Win’ on Debt Limit (Updated)

44 replie(s)
Roll Call, by Daniel Newhauser    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/4/2014 4:19:39 PM     Post Reply
Just days away from the administration’s deadline to extend the nation’s borrowing authority, Speaker John A. Boehner told House Republicans he sees no reason to pick a fight they cannot win on the issue. “There’s no sense picking a fight we can’t win,” the Ohio Republican told members in a private conference meeting, according to sources in the room. Leadership has been looking for a plan that could draw Republican support for a debt limit increase, and Boehner urged his members to coalesce around a plan. If they do not, he warned, the Senate could move first and tack a provision to

Congressional Budget Office
sends death blow to ObamaCare

44 replie(s)
New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/5/2014 5:28:15 AM     Post Reply
The Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, became law almost four years ago. It became operational last Oct. 1. Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2014, the ACA may well have been dealt its death blow. The Congressional Budget Office released a major study of the government’s budget and its effect on the overall economy over the next 10 years. In dull bureaucratic language, it delivers a devastating analysis of the inefficiencies, ineffectualities and problematic social costs of ObamaCare. The one-two punch: Virtually as many Americans will lack health coverage in 10 years as before the law was passed — but 2 million fewer

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Colonoscopies to be replaced by camera
that comes in a PILL as FDA green
lights revolutionary treatment

40 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter & Associated Press    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/4/2014 3:19:28 AM     Post Reply
There are few medical procedures feared more than a colonoscopy. But what if there was another way to screen patients for colon cancer that´s much less intrusive? Now there is: The PillCam, an ingestible camera that takes high-speed photographs as it works its way through the digestive system and helps doctors spot polyps and other early signs of colon cancer was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The device is designed for patients who have had trouble with the cringe-inducing colonoscopy procedure, which involves probing the large intestine with a tiny camera embedded in a four-foot long, flexible

Obama: Coffee shops shouldn´t
have better Internet than schools

36 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Brian Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 2/4/2014 3:09:19 PM     Post Reply
President Obama, outlining his push Tuesday to bring high-speed Internet access to more U.S. schools, said Americans should demand the same level of technology in learning facilities as they do in coffee shops. “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools,” Obama said in Adelphi, Md., highlighting $750 million in new commitments from private companies to put digital learning labs in schools. Under his plan, the Federal Communications Commission will also spend $2 billion to connect 20 million students to wireless technologies.

7 Seconds: Lawmaker´s Benghazi
Question Stumps Top US Officials

36 replie(s)
ABC News, by Mike Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/5/2014 4:40:17 AM     Post Reply
Seven seconds of total silence. The nation´s top intelligence officials have answered the question countless times over the past year and a half, but they seemed stumped during a House hearing Tuesday when a Florida congressman asked them one more time: "Can anybody at the table tell us when somebody will be held responsible for the murders in Benghazi?" For seven seconds, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn, National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen and FBI director James Comey sat quietly – each one seemingly waiting for one of the others to

Sandra Fluke files in California
for congressional bid

33 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Hobbiest- 2/4/2014 9:56:08 AM     Post Reply
Women´s rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman´s (D-Calif.) seat, according to the state party Web site. A state party delegate confirmed to Post Politics that Fluke has filed and paid the fee to appear on the ballot this weekend. Fluke hasn´t officially announced her campaign or filed with the Federal Election Commission, and she didn´t immediately return a request for comment. But filing for the state party´s endorsement means she´s now

Dylan Farrow´s child molestation claims
against Woody Allen were planted by Mia Farrow

27 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Dennis Hamil    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/4/2014 8:14:43 AM     Post Reply
I don´t believe Woody Allen is a child molester. But when I read Dylan Farrow´s letter in The New York Times accusing her adoptive father of sexual abuse, I didn´t think she was making it up. I believe it´s a scenario she´s come to believe after it was implanted in her impressionistic head as a kid. On March 18, 1993, after a Connecticut prosecutor declined to charge Allen after a three-month investigation of the same allegations, I interviewed him at his Fifth Ave. apartment. Soon Yi Previn, then his girlfriend and now his wife and mother of their two adopted children, answered the

   

 



 
Reid: Obamacare Doesn’t Cost Jobs,
It Turns Workers Into ‘Free Agents’

27 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/4/2014 4:12:27 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the Congressional Budget Office report that shows Obamacare will make the labor force lose 2.3 million full-time workers by 2021 is positive because it lets Americans be “free agents.” “We have the CBO report, which rightfully says, that people shouldn’t have job lock. If they — we live in a country where there should be free agency. People can do what they want,” Reid told reporters outside of a close policy luncheon. “And what they’re saying here is — and the fact checkers have already done this — the Republicans talk about losing

Hurley’s Ex-Lover Caught On
Bombshell Audio Recording Revealing
Ex-Prez’s White House Sex Romps
Behind Wife Hillary’s Back

27 replie(s)
Radar Online, by Dylan Howard    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/5/2014 2:31:05 PM     Post Reply
As Hillary Clinton prepares to run for President in 2016, RadarOnline.com has uncovered bombshell new information that could torpedo her White House dreams: The philandering husband of the former United States Secretary of State, ex-President Bill Clinton, carried on a torrid year-long love affair with British supermodel Elizabeth Hurley behind White House walls. That’s the explosive revelation dropped by the man who says he arranged the secret tryst, actor Tom Sizemore. In a blockbuster exclusive, Radar has unearthed a secret audio recording during which the Hollywood actor, who had his own three-year sexual liaison with Hurley, recounts how the famously-frisky

Texas Doctor Writes Epic Letter Breaking Up
With Insurance Company: I Will Not Comply

26 replie(s)
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/4/2014 5:37:56 AM     Post Reply
Dr. Kristin Held recently wrote a letter to insurance company Aetna cancelling her partnership with them, stating that she can neither morally nor effectively treat her patients under the regulations enforced by the Affordable Care Act: Dear Mr. Bertolini, With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed. I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing

Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President
Obama a Number of Executive Orders’

26 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/4/2014 9:30:04 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride

   

Post Reply   Close thread 763360





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS