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  • Senate Should Repeal Regressive Tax on the Uninsured

    12/01/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 30, 2017 | Doug Badger
    Senate Democrats who fret over the distributional effects of tax cuts should thank their GOP colleagues for giving them the chance this week to vote on repealing one of the most regressive taxes: the Obamacare tax on the uninsured. This tax disproportionately falls on those with incomes less than $50,000, while exempting many households earning six-figure salaries. Many who qualify for subsidies will have to choose between paying the tax and buying policies that offer shabby coverage with onerous deductibles that could stick them with big medical bills. This wasn’t the way the so-called individual mandate was supposed to work....
  • Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Is Repealing Itself; Premiums are so high that many are exempt.

    11/28/2017 10:34:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2017 | By Doug Badger
    The Senate this week is expected to vote on a tax bill that includes a controversial provision to repeal Obamacare’s tax penalty on the uninsured. Democrats and some conservative policy analysts fret that if Congress scuttles the so-called individual mandate, insurance premiums will rise. The reverse may be closer to the truth: Premiums for Obamacare policies next year will be so high that millions will be exempt from the tax penalty whether Congress repeals it or not. Even the skimpiest coverage now costs so much that many uninsured people with six-figure incomes will be exempt. The individual mandate is repealing...
  • Sen. Murkowski Supports Repeal Of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

    11/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/22/17
    Sen. Murkowski wrote a piece for an Alaska newspaper Tuesday announcing she would support repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate which is currently part of the GOP tax bill. I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. That is the fundamental reason why I opposed the Affordable Care Act from its inception and also why I cosponsored a bill to repeal the individual mandate tax penalty starting as early as 2013. And that is why...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • US Senator John McCain is proof positive that we need to repeal the 17th Amendment

    11/21/2017 12:32:38 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/17 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    End the 17th Amendment, and take away power from Washington DC The new class of United States Senators like John McCain, the ones taking on the Swamp in the Republican Party, want to put an end to the Third House, the special interests, the K and J Street lobbies which put their individual, perverse interests at the direct expense of the American citizenry. As a reminder, here is the text of the 17th Amendment:
  • To Avoid Debacles Like Roy Moore, Repeal The 17th Amendment

    11/17/2017 5:51:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 113 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    With less than a month to go before AlabamaÂ’s special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican candidate Roy Moore refuses to quit the race amid fallout over credible allegations of sexual assault dating from the 1970s, including that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.Some polls still show Moore leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, while a poll conducted by the National Republican Senate Committee earlier this week shows Moore trailing Jones by 12 points.Senate Republicans are calling on Moore to withdraw from the race, saying...
  • Local leaders tout Sacramento highway projects as opponents seek gas tax repeal

    10/25/2017 7:18:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 23, 2017 | Brad Branan
    Facing a campaign to repeal the state’s new gas tax increase, Sacramento-area politicians and transportation officials gathered under a freeway underpass Monday to tout projects that are expected to be funded by the hike. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, county Supervisor Phil Serna and others spoke in praise of Senate Bill 1, which has continued to generate opposition from Republicans after the Democratic-controlled Legislature approved the measure in the spring. Caltrans officials Monday outlined more than $1 billion in projects that will be “accelerated” in the region as part of the $52 billion statewide anticipated from higher gas taxes and vehicle...
  • IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures

    10/20/2017 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/20/2017 | Dan Mangan
    The IRS says it will not accept electronic tax returns that do not disclose whether the filer had health insurance coverage during the year. It also says it will suspend paper returns that do not have the disclosure. The IRS' move, which will bolster compliance with Affordable Care Act rules, comes as the Trump administration takes other steps to undercut the law. The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status. The new move to tighten...
  • Lamar Alexander +Patty Murray -save the illegal subsidies Congress never passed, ordered by obama

    10/17/2017 1:11:57 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | SELF
    From The Hill.com Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have reached a bipartisan deal that would extend payments to insurers under ObamaCare that President Trump said he was ending last week. The deal would extend the payments to insurers for two years and give states more flexibility to change ObamaCare rules. The negotiations had been aimed at stabilizing insurance markets. .........When Republicans in the Senate made a last-ditch effort to repeal ObamaCare in September, the Alexander-Murray talks were cut off, with some GOP senators saying their bipartisan efforts would go nowhere in the...
  • California judge says he'll write gas tax ballot language

    10/13/2017 8:22:28 AM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    SFGate ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    A California judge said Friday he'll write the official ballot description for an initiative that would repeal a recent gas tax increase after he ruled that the title and summary written by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra was misleading. Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley said Becerra's description would confuse voters because it focuses on the loss of transportation funding rather than the repeal of taxes. He sided with Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach, a candidate for governor, who is promoting the gas tax repeal initiative and filed a lawsuit challenging Becerra's ballot title and summary.
  • EPA Chief Tells Coal Miners He Will Repeal Power-Plan Rule: ‘The War Against Coal Is Over’

    10/09/2017 2:11:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/09/17 | Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.” Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday. “Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule,” Pruitt said.
  • Loss for Obama, victory for coal: EPA to formally repeal Clean Power Plan

    10/08/2017 9:31:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/06/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration this week is expected to formally repeal the Clean Power Plan, taking direct aim at former President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy and delivering a major win for the coal industry. A draft proposal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s looming decision, leaked late last week and posted online, says the plan — which would have limited carbon emissions from power plants and, in the process, drastically reduced the amount of coal-generated electricity in the U.S. — goes beyond the bounds of federal law and unnecessarily hikes energy prices for consumers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as Oklahoma’s attorney...
  • Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer

    09/28/2017 12:28:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2017 | Staff
    Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said was “on the verge” of completion, would stabilize the market for individuals who buy their own insurance plans on the federal or state-based exchanges.
  • Could tax reform be the win Republicans are looking for?

    09/27/2017 3:39:20 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2017 | Francine Kiefer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   While far from a sure thing, the plan isn't as visceral as cutting Medicaid, and could be an easier lift for the GOP than health care. Trump is reaching out to Democrats, and may find some takers, though they generally panned the plan as a gift to the wealthy. WASHINGTON—Reeling from three failed attempts to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, Republicans are looking to score a political win before the year’s end with an issue they hope will be more unifying for the party: tax reform. President Trump hit the road in Indiana Wednesday to promote...
  • Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

    09/26/2017 12:35:32 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/26/2017
    Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise
  • A Modest Proposal for Obamacare

    09/26/2017 1:44:15 PM PDT · by FlipWilson · 5 replies
    Vanity | September 26, 2017 | FlipWilson
    Dear President Trump, Once again it is apparent that the establishment elites have no intention to pass any part of your agenda. Why should they wish to? They are living quite well in DC on their lobbyist moola and government perks. It is time sir you use your bully pulpit to call them out but not in a way that is insulting, rather, in a way that simply exposes them. I propose that you in the most vigorous way possible challenge, no demand, that Mr. McConnell bring a bill to the floor of the Senate and have it voted on,...
  • Politics is a Team Sport: Rand Paul’s Destiny

    09/22/2017 8:13:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 66 replies
    Black and Center Blog ^ | September 22, 2017 | L M Walker
    Rick Perlstein said it best, “I believe politics is a team sport. That, for awful and unfortunate reasons beyond any of our control, the American system only allows, effectively, for two teams.”Is politics a team sport? The question resurfaced recently when Senator Rand Paul referred to the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan as — “Amnesty for Obamacare.” Rand Paul Gives Graham/Cassidy a New Name: 'Amnesty for ObamaCare' - Big League Politics https://t.co/0RN6K9g6TG — Rand Paul (@DrRandPaul) September 19, 2017 When I saw this, I immediately fired off a tweet to Senator Paul stating, “Not again! It's a team sport. Time is...
  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    09/21/2017 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2017 | Erica Werner
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would repeal major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own health care programs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to round up 50 votes to pass the legislation before Sept. 30, when special rules preventing a Democratic filibuster will expire. [Snip] Democrats made their...
  • Could John McCain kill the Republican health-care bill again?

    09/21/2017 3:00:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeva Lange
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stunned his colleagues in the Senate when he torpedoed the Republican health-care bill with a tie-breaking no vote in July. With the GOP prepared to send its latest iteration of the health-care bill to the floor sometime next week, McCain is now poised to potentially make or break the legislation yet again.
  • Trump, White House go all-out for Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/20/2017 8:22:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2017 | Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill if the legislation to repeal Obamacare makes it to his desk, an administration official told CNN Tuesday, as the White House launched a full-court press on Capitol Hill. The White House has been working with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana for weeks on the new effort. A second source added that Trump himself had quietly encouraged the two senators to take another shot at health care. Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials are on Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby Republican senators on the...