Democrats who are giddily munching popcorn while watching Republicans struggle with trying to repeal Obamacare may want to put down the tub. They are on the verge of adopting a politically analogous health care plank, one designed to rev up their ideological base in the next campaign, but destined to make the party suffer once in power. Last week, Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and possible presidential aspirant, declared in a Wall Street Journal interview that after stymying repeal, the “next step” for Democrats should be “single-payer” -- a health insurance system with only one main insurer run by the federal
Medicare is single payer and there are lots of costs associated with it. The deductible for Part A is over $1,300. I wonder if people with employer-provided insurance have thought about this. I can´t speak for everyone, but my individual deductible is a lot less than $1,300 and I also have a pre-tax flex-plan to pay for it. Medicare recipients pay deductibles and copays after tax. It doesn´t sound like a very good deal to me.
0bamacare is becoming The Blob, devouring all other funding by the Government. As everything else the government funds for the public good gets short-changed, -police, fire departments, military, roads, sewers, etc., 0bamacare funding continues to grow with no end in sight, bankrupting all else. ...And the, ´care,´ in 0bamacare is a cruel myth.
It came out, thanks to the WikiLeaks disclosures during the 2016 campaign, that Hillary Clinton’s aides were trading nasty notes about Catholics, calling them “severely backwards.” The Dems had long been the party of anti-Catholic bigotry and the exposed emails only confirmed that reputation. American bishops appointed by Pope Francis didn’t make a peep about Hillary’s anti-Catholic bigotry for the simple reason that they share it. They, too, see believing Catholics as “severely backwards.” Many of the Francis-appointed bishops, such as Chicago’s Blasé Cupich, were in the tank for Hillary. Patrick McGrath, the bishop of San Jose, California, used propaganda from
The swamp gets sloshed! Republicans stunned! GOP reeling! Blindsided! Blindsided? Seriously? President Trump cuts a dirty little deal with Democrats and the swamp rats are surprised? They scurry for cover like cockroaches when the lights flick on. Holy frog juice, these people are even dumber than we thought. These swamp denizens are even more delusional than we thought. And these people are supposed to be political experts. The hopeless debt-addled addicts in Congress got sent to rehab after last November’s intervention election, and ever since they keep promising they really learned their lesson this time. Now we find they are still doped up — meth-rotted
Obamacare is broken, and the best place to fix it is in the states. As Congress struggles with repealing and replacing Obamacare, leaders in Washington should examine how welfare was reformed in 1996. After vetoing previous legislation, President Bill Clinton signed into law the third welfare reform bill passed by Congress. It dramatically empowered states to improve our welfare system. At the time, many liberals objected to the work requirements for able-bodied adults, while some conservatives complained that too much money was given to the states. Today, more than two decades later, the facts show the welfare reform law is an overwhelming
President Donald J. Trump is the most pragmatic president in decades. He has made it abundantly clear that he is both a deal maker and feels compassion for children of undocumented immigrants. If Democrats actually care about them, now is the time to put down Twitter and stop raging on television. Come to the table to make a deal to save the Dreamers alongside the president and Republicans. Come to the table to govern. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — in his Tuesday press conference announcing the phasing out of DACA — said, “we are people of compassion, we are people of
We have been repeatedly told by the Democrats and their toadies in the “news” media that Obamacare has dramatically reduced the uninsured rate. If that is true, then why is the percentage of uninsured admissions to hospitals going up, and why are they laying health care workers off across the nation? (Snip) There are at least 27 million Americans who remain without insurance, hospitals are experiencing increases in uninsured admissions, and health care layoffs are leaving people unemployed all across the country. (Snip) I get the feeling that Obamacare’s pimps are still lying after all these years.
Ulysses S. Grant, victor of countless fights with Democrats both on and off the battlefield, defined the difference between winners and losers thus: “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” This is precisely where the long twilight struggle over the “Affordable Care Act” now stands. Obamacare is clearly collapsing, the Democrats are fighting a desperate rearguard action to save it, yet some Republicans want to capitulate. Simply because their latest repeal effort failed by a few votes, Senators like Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander are waving the white flag.
A federal judge has rejected Senator Robert Menendez’s request to allow breaks in his corruption trial beginning next Wednesday so the New Jersey Democrat could travel to Washington to cast critical Senate votes. In a decision made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge William Walls in Newark, New Jersey, rejected Menendez’s claim that he deserved special treatment because he had a “constitutional duty” to be in Washington for his constituents. Walls said he suspected the request was part of a strategy to “impress the jurors” with Menendez’s importance, but that it was speculative to suggest the senator would miss key votes. “The court
The scenes of destruction wrought on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Harvey cannot do other than move even the stoniest heart. One aches at the sight of people who have lost everything, including loved ones. Yet amid these scenes of suffering and anguish there also shines a glimmer of hope. As I watched footage of ordinary people piloting their fishing boats down the streets of their flooded neighborhoods, plucking strangers from their upstairs bedrooms and rooftops and taking them to safety, I could not help but recall the events of September 1940. Britain was in grave peril. Hitler’s armies were in
As white supremacists go, Joey Gibson makes for a lousy one. For starters, he’s half Japanese. “I don’t feel like I’m Caucasian at all,” he says. Not to be a stickler for the rules, but this kind of talk could get you sent to Master Race remedial school. And it gets worse. The founder of Patriot Prayer—a Vancouver, Wash.-based operation that sponsors rallies and marches promoting freedom and First Amendment rights along with all-purpose unity—also spews hippie-dippie rhetoric like “moderates have to come together” and “love and peace [are] the only way to heal this country.” Joey tends to sound less
You could say America has had a summer of discontent. No one is happy: Obamacare limps on. Extremist groups have grown violent. Thousands languish in addiction to opioid drugs. A hurricane ravages Texas and now Louisiana. Americans could use some good news. In his Springfield, Mo., speech Wednesday, President Trump re-upped his promise to pursue comprehensive tax reform, which, if he can get it done, would be very good news for workers, businesses, and families. Although Trump has signed 53 pieces of legislation and appointed a Supreme Court justice, he has yet to deliver on any of his big-ticket legislative items: healthcare,
Any fair assessment of our President is that he is flawed as a person. His sense of self much exceeds the norm. Some of his insults famously transcend those we associate with the meme “Politics Ain’t Beanbag.” On discrete occasions, he has disappointed staunch supporters by punctuating certain powerfully valid viewpoints with “facts” that are so demonstrably wrong that they approach the coveted Gold Standard for Public Falsehood established by the dual-gender political tag-team of Clintons and exceeded only by Barack Obama. (See also: “Shovel-ready jobs”; “If you like your [ ], you can keep your [ ]”; “More young
Urging Congress to pass tax legislation at a time when Washington has no draft bill, few details, and no apparent urgency proved a tough sell for President Trump on Wednesday. With images of life-and-death dramas after Hurricane Harvey dominating the airwaves before Labor Day weekend, the president returned to campaign-like techniques to frame his tax priorities this fall. As expected, he decided his policy speech in Springfield, Mo., would not include much policy. What the president attempted instead, reading from teleprompters, was to weaponize the concept of cutting taxes while appearing in a state he won last year by 19 points. Trump
It cannot be overstated how eagerly the Democrats want to take back the White House in 2020. The Democrats face many obstacles in this effort, but the greatest threat is the fierce internal divisions within the party. Two of the leading prospective presidential candidates, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have begun national fundraising operations. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been busy building a national email list to communicate directly with his supporters, and Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has already announced his presidential candidacy. The Democratic Party does not just need a new leader, but a new
Sexual harassment investigations at Fox News had on-air hosts coming and going on Friday. The network has cut loose Eric Bolling, who was suspended on Aug. 5, and has also canceled his daily program “Fox News Specialists.” The law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, investigated allegations that Bolling used his cellphone to send unsolicited photos of male genitalia to current and former female colleagues at the network. The firm has been handling harassment claims at the 21st Century Fox unit. “Fox News Channel is canceling the ‘Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably,” a Fox News
(Video) - Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was devastated and drained after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, but regained her strength by relying on a mix of prayer, yoga and “my fair share of Chardonnay.” Clinton, speaking at an event focused on her faith at New York’s Riverside Church, said she did not think she was going to lose heading into Election Day and was entirely thrown by the defeat. To get through it, Clinton said, she turned inward, relying on her “internal resources” and the support of her family and friends. (Snip) And, in a light moment, Clinton added, “Yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay.”
The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn’t enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the center of the targeting. Mr. Boyd said the new review included lawyers who only recently joined the department and weren’t part of the Obama administration’s earlier decision. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has taken a ton of heat over the past few days for essentially claiming that the warnings over Hurricane Irma — a massive Category 5 storm heading right for Florida — were related to a broader “deep state” conspiracy to promote climate change, force people to buy bottled water and increase the news media’s ratings. During his radio program yesterday, Limbaugh remained defiant, claiming that media accusations that he was placing people in danger by spreading conspiracy theories were completely untrue. And yet, at the same time, he doubled down on what he previously had said,
The news that President Trump abandoned Republicans to strike a deal with congressional Democrats on a three-month extension of the debt limit yielded a predictable response from his predictable cheerleaders: It was brilliant and typically shrewd for the author of “The Art of the Deal” to take the very first offer the Democrats made and ask for nothing in return. Less obsequious observers on the right claimed this was the long-prophesied moment. The seventh seal had been broken. Donald Trump was “pivoting” at last. “The pivot is real and it’s spectacular!” proclaimed Ben Domenech, the publisher of The Federalist. In the lexicon
In the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, most conservatives like myself, had their own favorites and very few considered Donald Trump as one. Mine was Rick Perry followed by Marco Rubio once Gov. Perry dropped out. As the race proceeded and Trump continued to mow them all down, I was dismayed at how the debates seemed to be fixed by the GOP establishment and the media. Then a strange thing happened. I started listening to what Donald Trump was saying during his campaign. My brother Joe who was battling late stage cancer called me up one night speaking enthusiastically about how
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about so-called members of “antifascist” (Antifa) groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush. When asked by The Daily Caller Thursday if Antifa should be considered a terrorist organization, Kaine replied: “I don’t like broad brushes and I don’t know enough about them to say that they’re terrorists but people who do violent things. The law should take care of them.” The Department of Homeland Security has called the activities of Antifa “domestic terrorist violence,” according to Politico. Kaine’s son, Linwood, was
Yashar Ali reported Saturday that, Eric Bolling’s Son, Eric Chase, died last night. At this time the circumstances remain unclear. Chase, was 19 years old and Bolling’s only child. “Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night,” said Ali. “By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.” (Snip) A source close to Eric Bolling also confirmed the news to Mediaite. A statement from Fox News is expected soon. Eric Bolling had been a rising star at Fox News, where he had hosted the now canceled television program, The Specialists and was a regular
Protesters rallied Tuesday against the Trump administration´s plan to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. "We are here because I am angry. I am tired of how the immigrant community is treated," Jose Luis Santiago, a DACA recipient, told CNN en Español at a protest outside Trump Tower in New York. "It is time to take action." In Washington, Gustavo Torres, executive director for the immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland, told a demonstration Trump lied to immigrants. "For many months, he has been telling us, ´I love the Dreamers.´ You remember that?" Torres said, referring to the group
The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their "internal sense of gender identity." A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about "gendered behavior." "Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes," according to the grant. "However, tests of these theories have been limited because, for most children, internal gender identity and
New episodes of CBS´s Star Trek: Discovery are inspired by the post-Trump America, with the Klingons set to represent Trump supporters. The upcoming season of the show will tell the story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, which will be a loose allegory for the 2016 election, Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday. "The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening," showrunner Aaron Harberts told EW. "The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country.