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  • ALERT: H.J.RES.104 will not end taxes calculated from incomes!

    04/15/2014 10:49:15 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 25 replies
    4-15-14 | johnwk
     I am very disappointed to learn that some Tea Party Activists are now promoting Representative Jim Bridenstine’s H.J.RES. 104 as a way to “repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax”.  Additionally, donations are being asked to support this movement.  The problem is, if H.J.RES. 104 was adopted and its proposed wording added to our Constitution, the 16th Amendment would indeed be repealed, but Congress would continue to have power to lay and collect taxes calculated from profits, gains, and other “incomes”. The important wording in Representative Jim Bridenstine’s proposed amendment declares:`Effective 2 years after the ratification of this article...
  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    04/10/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | BY DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to form cross-chamber partnerships to further those endeavors. But this particular partnership is notable given the high-profile nature of health care reform and that Rubio, Florida's junior senator, and Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, are both considered possible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Aides to Rubio and...
  • How should Democrats deal with Obamacare in 2014?

    04/05/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/14 | Jacqueline Alemany
    For Senate Democrats running this year in Republican-leaning states, their struggle with how to deal with Obamacare's unpopularity left them biting their nails a bit harder after President Obama announced Tuesday that the health care law hit its 7 million enrollment goal. While the White House continues touting the benefits of the law, polls consistently show more Americans disapprove of Obamacare -- a disconnect that's not helping as Democrats try to fire up voters in their effort to fend off a potential Republican takeover of the Senate. But at a time when the economy is overwhelmingly viewed as the most...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • Now They Tell Us… Sebelius Admits Health Care Premiums Will Increase Under Obamacare

    03/12/2014 7:11:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/12/14 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama repeatedly promised Obamacare would reduce insurance premiums by $2,500 per year. He made this promise at least 22 times. Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted health insurance rates will increase under Obamacare. The Daily Mail reported: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told House Ways and Means Committee members on Wednesday that she expects health insurance rates to increase as the Affordable Care Act takes full effect.
  • Replace Obamacare, Stat: We can’t wait for a new president.

    03/10/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | John Goodman
    The American people realize that Obamacare is a very bad policy. But more and more conservatives agree that we need to offer a solid alternative before voters reject Obamacare root and branch. Recently, three prominent Republican senators — Richard Burr (N.C.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) — unveiled an alternative proposal. In this article, I would like to outline my own. The proposal I suggest would achieve four remarkable things: It would be more progressive than Obamacare, because it would involve more distribution from higher- to lower-income households. It would provide genuine protection for people who have a...
  • Cruz on O-Care repeal: ‘We’ll do it in 2017’

    03/09/2014 12:03:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 09, 2014, 10:47 am | Keith Laing
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans will repeal the controversial healthcare law after President Obama leaves office in 2017. Cruz became of the face of an unsuccessful effort to eliminate the healthcare law last year that resulted in a government shutdown. Most Republicans backed off the repeal-or-shutdown position after sustaining political damage during the two-week standoff in October, but Cruz promised on Sunday during an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week” to continue trying to get rid of Obamacare during the remainder of the president’s term. “I’ll give you one scenario where it could [be repealed before Obama...
  • Pelosi Statement on the GOP’s 50th Vote to Repeal or Undermine the Affordable Care Act

    03/03/2014 3:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Idiot's Very Own Webpage ^ | 2/28/14 | Pelosi Galore
    **SNIP** “The House Republican agenda feels like déjŕ vu all over again. As if the first 49 votes were not enough to satisfy the Republican fixation on undoing health reform, the Republican leadership is prepared to make yet another attempt – their 50th try – to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. Americans deserve better. “On the same day that Republicans gathered to discuss an alternative to the health care law, five years later, the proponents of repeal still can’t help themselves. This latest Republican proposal would drive up premiums for millions of Americans. All the while, Republicans ignore...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin: ‘I Will Vote Tomorrow to Repeal’ Obamacare

    02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    A first Democratic senator has indicated he thinks it might be time to scrap Obamacare. While legislators should work to fix the law in the meantime, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Beckley’s Register Herald that he would support getting rid of the law entirely. “I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience. He described the law as a product that the government has failed to “sell.” Manchin made similar comments in November when he said Obamacare was “more than a rollout problem —...
  • How Republicans Could Replace Obamacare: Plan begins by repealing Obamacare in its entirety

    01/29/2014 7:17:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/29/2014 | Peter Suderman
    What is the GOP’s health care plan? For years, this has been the rejoinder from supporters of Obamacare whenever asked to confront the flaws in their own legislation. It was an attack line, but also a question worth asking: For the last five years, Republicans have spent plenty of time bashing the president’s health law, but far less time describing what they would do instead. A new proposal from Republican Sens. Coburn (Okla.), Burr (N.C.), and Hatch (Utah) represents a tentative attempt to respond substantively to the question. It’s called The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, and...
  • The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care (not the Hatch, Coburn, and Burr bill)

    01/29/2014 5:45:23 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    The OPTION Act is a bold health care plan. Authored Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA), the "Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now Act of 2013" - H.R. 2900 - is an exciting 77-page proposal to repeal Obamacare and change the entire landscape of American health care. It would reintroduce freedom. The OPTION Act eliminates Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program --- and the entire Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Yes. All gone. In its place is private coverage and provisions to encourage and expand private charity. As Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians...
  • Cracks in Obamacare support: (Ditzy) Dean calls for repeal of mandate

    12/30/2013 7:08:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    US Finance Post ^ | 12/30/13 | Jack Minor
    **SNIP** During an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Dean argued that the key premise of needing younger Americans signing up to make the program viable “doesn’t really matter that much.” “This is about the individual mandate,” he said. “The individual mandate was not necessary and it’s probably a big political thing, and that is going to hurt the Democrats because people don’t like to be told what to do by the government no matter what party they’re in.” The remarks by Dean are significant because of his position as former DNC chairman, as well as his being a doctor. Dean...
  • GOP should try again to delay Obamacare's individual mandate

    12/24/2013 7:17:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2013 | Byron York
    Last July, after President Obama unilaterally delayed the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, House Republicans asked why the break should apply only to businesses. Why shouldn't individuals be relieved of the burden, too? So the House voted, 251 to 174, to delay the individual mandate. Twenty-two Democrats joined Republicans in voting for delay. A total of 174 Democrats voted to keep the mandate as is. Of course the move went nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But that was before Obamacare implementation began Oct. 1. It was before the canceled policies, the higher premiums, the higher deductibles, and narrower doctor...
  • Obama has begun repealing Obamacare

    12/24/2013 2:50:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Obamacare as written is already gone, dismantled by its namesake. Obamacare itself has not, strictly speaking, collapsed of its own weight. Rather, it has been changed from its original, unworkable form first by Chief Justice John Roberts and then by the president into some new, unworkable mishmash. Obamacare per se is already gone. The question remains whether the law in some form will remain or whether the 2016 contest will be about what sort of plan replaces Obamacare. The latter is the odds-on favorite. David Brooks on “Meet the Press” yesterday predicted (correctly, in my view) further undoing of the...
  • (Exempt) WH releases report on what would happen if Obamacare is repealed

    12/20/2013 2:17:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Repealing the Affordable Care Act would raise costs and strip protections for families across the United States, a White House report released Thursday said. The report, aimed at congressional Republicans wanting to repeal the law, colloquially known as Obamacare, said millions of Americans are benefiting from the reforms by seeing lower healthcare costs, new protections and expanded access to quality care at an affordable cost. "The president and supporters of reform are committed to helping ordinary Americans and businesses take advantage of the benefits of the health care law," the White House said when releasing the report.
  • Fox News Poll: 67 percent say delay Obamacare, 53 percent would vote to repeal it

    12/19/2013 2:16:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/13 | Dana Blanton
    Americans remain unhappy with the health care law: Majorities say they wish it had never passed, would vote to repeal it if they could, and think implementation should be delayed until the kinks are worked out. At the same time, a shrinking majority believes the law will survive. That’s according to a year-end Fox News poll released Wednesday. **SNIP** Those favoring a delay also now include a majority of Democrats: 54 percent support delaying implementation. That’s up 10 points from 44 percent last month.
  • Majority want health law repealed or scaled back

    A majority of people in the United States say they want ObamaCare to be scaled back or repealed altogether. According to a Gallup poll released Friday, 20 percent support a scale-back of the law, while 32 percent back efforts to repeal it. That's just a little more than in mid-October, when 50 percent told Gallup the law should be scaled-back or repealed. The relatively small change could be viewed as good news at the White House given the difficult last six weeks for the law. A faulty website rolled out on Oct. 1 made enrolling in the exchanges problematic, but...
  • Obama embraces Cruz? (Repeal vs. Zero implementation)

    12/01/2013 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/13
    **SNIP** Yet now it’s the president and his Democratic allies who want to delay, indefinitely, key parts of this law. If the Democrats get their way, we have to wonder: What’s the difference between repealing the law and not implementing it? In July, the administration put off the employer mandate for a year. A few weeks ago, the president said insurance companies could hold off canceling their old policies. And now he’s pushed back next year’s enrollment period so that it will run from November 15, 2014, to January 15, 2015. Not only does this extend the time on the...
  • Checkmate, ObamaCare

    11/25/2013 9:51:23 AM PST · by RobaWho · 19 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | 11/25/2013 | Rob Cunningham
    The collision is unavoidable. Barack’s pathological narcissism will ultimately face the fierce, direct opposition of the political best interests of Hillary (and Bill) Clinton, most House Democrats and virtually all Senate Democrats in 2014 and 2016. These two massive, ideological forces will rip apart the Democrat Party and badly weaken the mainstream media’s corrosive influence in America. The widespread toxicity of ObamaCare will impact all federal elections, driving the majority of office seeking Democrats to choose self-preservation and party-preservation over saving Obama’s personal legacy. Checkmate. America wins. The expanding nightmare of ObamaCare, with policy cancellation victims exceeding five million in...
  • Yes, It Can . . . Be Repealed: Only If the Obamacare’s losers punish Dems in 2014.

    11/25/2013 7:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2013 | John Fund
    Washington, D.C. — “These people don’t understand what the government is trying to do for them,” said then-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dan Rostenkowski in August 1989, after senior citizens angry over a federal health-care law booed him and chased him down a Chicago street. That law was repealed a few months later by a Democratic Congress and a Republican president who had supported it just the year before. Everything old is new again. We are starting to hear in D.C. that today’s unpopular health-care law might be in real trouble, spelled with a capital T, as...
  • A Second Chance for Republicans - "tailwinds like never before"

    11/21/2013 2:38:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that the entire country sees the ten-alarm fire that has set our healthcare system ablaze, Democrats feel compelled to do something. Their Mr. Fix It plans are akin to an arsonist posing for a photo op with a 2-liter pitcher of water to put out the wildfire. Will Republicans continue to pose with them in the photo op or will they kick them aside and smother the fire? There are two clear observations about Obamacare at this point: it cannot be fixed and it will not collapse on its own. As we are now seeing from the cancelled insurance...
  • WH: “Majority of People” With Group Health Plans Will Lose Their Insurance by End of December

    11/19/2013 2:27:00 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/19/13 | Aurelius
    ...“We’re talking about five percent of the population,” President Obama said to Chuck Todd in a rambling sentence during an interview with NBC this month. “Even though it only effects a small amount of the population, you know, it means a lot to them when they get this letter cancelled [sic] and, you know, I am deeply concerned about it and I’ve assigned my team to see what can we do to close some of the holes and gaps in the law, because my intention is to lift up and make sure the insurance that people buy is effective, that...
  • The last time health care was repealed

    11/19/2013 1:01:34 PM PST · by gwjack · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    The drive to “repeal and replace” the newly enacted health care-reform law has already bumped into a bit of Beltway conventional wisdom: Entitlements are never repealed. Even if Republicans somehow summoned the political will to try, they would first need to win the presidency and a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate. That would be a tall order, to be sure. And no one should underestimate the difficulty of reversing what Washington has wrought—in a welfare state, the ratchet effect usually works only one way. But those who say it has never been done before are forgetting about the Medicare...
  • Suddenly, It's OK to Talk About Repealing ObamaCare

    11/19/2013 6:30:29 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/13 | IBD Staff
    Repeal: Not too long ago, Republicans pushing to kill ObamaCare were called extremists, obsessives and traitors. Now even liberals are discussing the possibility of repeal. We've reached an important turning point. Back in May, nobody batted an eye when Bill Maher blasted the GOP's efforts to repeal ObamaCare. "At some point," he said, "obstruction becomes, I don't know, treason?" What a difference a few million canceled health plans and a crash-prone website make. On Sunday, the New York Times — the bellwether of acceptable discussion topics for liberals — openly acknowledged the possibility of overturning ObamaCare.
  • Obama flubs health care conference call with community organizers: ´More than 100 million

    11/18/2013 7:39:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/13 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of 200,000 progressive volunteers on Monday evening that ´more than 100 million Americans´ – in a nation of less than 314 million – have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. A weary-sounding Obama made the gaffe during a call hosted by Organizing For Action, the nonprofit successor to his campaign organization Obama For America. ´I just wanted to take a few minutes to speak to everybody because you guys are the ones who are in the trenches, day-in, day-out,´ Obama said, complaining of ´misinformation´ that has circulated
  • Are Nervous Democrats Starting to Eye Obamacare Repeal?

    11/18/2013 1:44:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/18/13 | Guy Benson
    **SNIP** And the Obamacare debacle could very well grow worse. Also complicating the Left's messaging are conflicting and shifting explanations of their lies. President Obama claimed that there was no lie, then attempted to re-write his infamous promise, then half-assedly 'apologized' for it. Skittish Democrats like Mary Landrieu and Jeff Merkley are insisting they had no idea that millions of Americans would lose their coverage because of Obamacare, while others breezily admit that everyone knew. How is it possible that Landrieu was totally in the dark, while the truth was blatantly obvious to her Senate sisters? (Hint: It's not). Will...
  • CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M law prof says it’s time to repeal Second Amendment

    11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2013 | Eric Owens
    A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday. The professor, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. UConn’s main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.
  • Rubio bill would repeal Obamacare’s insurer bailout

    11/15/2013 11:24:01 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 11 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 11/15/13 | David Freddoso
    The basic idea that for the first three years of Obamacare, the Treasury has committed to protecting against an industry-wide death spiral — and that could well occur if insurance customers continue to avoid the Obamacare exchanges...This is well worth a vote, because it will highlight the bailout provision, which most Americans aren’t aware of at all...
  • Cancel Obamacare : The Only True Fix

    11/15/2013 7:00:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2013 | The Editors
    Under this president, even if you like the law of the land, you can’t keep it. His administration, no stranger to ignoring or refusing to enforce pages of the Federal Register, is now rewriting another key part of the Affordable Care Act to escape the political fallout from the insurance cancellations that are an integral part of its design. Using its preferred legislative tool, lawless executive decree, the administration has decided not to enforce some of Obamacare’s costly mandates in 2014, allowing insurance companies, in theory, to renew plans that don’t meet them. Insurers may cancel many of the plans...
  • Ted Cruz previews new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

    11/15/2013 6:45:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz previewed a new plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with different health care reforms. "The only way to stop the problems is to admit this idea was fundamentally flawed to begin with," Cruz told Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "At this point, starting over, stopping Obamacare, is the essence of pragmatism." Cruz's approach differs from some congressional Republicans and Democrats who are working to pass a bill delaying the Obamacare individual mandate or help Americans keep their current health care plans. Cruz said that he would release a bill to empower Americans to purchase health...
  • John McCain Has Earned The Right to be RECALLED

    "...Please Arizona, Quit Working Against Us. You can do Better than this. John McCain is serving a six year term that doesn’t end until 2016. His career in which he has earned the title of “maverick” was built by betraying the fundamental principles upon which the Republican Party was founded and his name adjoins legislation sponsored and co-authored by the most odious of leftist Democrat legislators. John McCain has earned the right to retire as a recalled US Senator. Not all states enable their voters to do this but ... continued (couldn't post all material here due to charts, video...
  • Sen. John McCain’s Stunning Flip-Flop on ‘Total Repeal’ of Obamacare – Watch the Before and After

    11/13/2013 7:33:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    After repeatedly bashing senators like Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the “total repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. It’s a stunning turnaround after the longtime senator in September proclaimed that it was “not rational” to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed. McCain then laid out his “solution,” which culminated in an admission that he is now calling for “total repeal.”
  • Crisis: Reid calls “special meeting” of Senate Democrats on ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot ^ | November 13, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don’t get it. Sebelius claims that “the marketplace is working.” What is there to talk about? Actually, I can think of two items on the agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare…The Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues.Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health plans if they like them.Sen. Tim...
  • Did Anybody Else Watch McCain call for REPEAL of ObamaCare on Greta Van Susteren

    11/13/2013 6:04:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    Self | November 13, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Did anybody else watch John McCain today on Greta Van Susteren call for REPEAL of ObamaCare? If someone can get a video link or transcript of McCain's call for REPEAL of ObamaCare, please post here. Here is the observation of this by a commenter on the Gun & Game Website: Just turned on FOX News and Greta Van Sustern and John McCain was on with Greta and the headline said "Senator John McCain calls for total repeal of Obamacare." Was anyone else watching this? Did I read that right? I about fell over backwards when I saw what I thought...
  • Republicans should vote 'Present' on Keep Your Plan Act

    11/13/2013 8:58:16 AM PST · by privatedrive · 17 replies
    vanity | 11/13/13 | privatedrive
    All Congressional Republicans should vote 'Present' on the Keep Your Plan Act (or any other Dem bill regarding Obamacare). If they vote for it, they will be complicit when the crap hits the fan, and will be obligated to help fix the mess that results (putting the toothpaste back in the tube). If they vote along with the Dems, they will be sending the message "we're all in this together now." If they vote against it, the Dems will use it as an albatross, and use it to hang blame on the republicans forever. It's a trap, and seemingly a...
  • Obamacare Triage: With Strategy This Time -- Rollback and repeal possible, but GOP needs a plan.

    11/13/2013 6:37:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2013 | Heather R. Higgins
    The time has come for a coherent, multi-step strategy for rolling back Obamacare. It is not enough for conservatives to focus just on the website problems, or to wait and hope the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) collapses on its own. The websites will ultimately get fixed well enough to function, and the “just wait” strategy underestimates both the appeal the new entitlement may hold for many and the serious damage that is being done to the private insurance market, whose viability is the foundation of any alternative to government mandates. Ultimately, the only way to minimize...
  • Cruz to Obama: Don’t Peddle Obamacare in Texas

    11/07/2013 7:38:44 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 6, 2013 3:44 PM | Andrew Johnson
    Texas doesn’t want to hear anymore of President Obama’s “false promises” about the Affordable Care Act, according to Senator Ted Cruz. He’s urged the president to drop his plans to visit Dallas on Wednesday to deliver a speech on Obamacare. “President Obama should take his broken promises tour elsewhere so Texans can continue focusing on the solutions that have allowed our state to become and remain the nation’s economic and job creation powerhouse,” Cruz said in a statement. He went on to list a series of unfulfilled promises the president has made, all related to health care. Emphasizing that the...
  • Vanity: "Why aren't the Republicans at least trying to help fix Obamacare?"

    11/04/2013 5:38:25 AM PST · by Junk Silver · 69 replies
    I keep hearing this Democrat talking point being trotted out, accusing the Republicans of harming their constituents by not doing everything in their power to "fix" the Affordable Health Care Act. This one must test well in focus-groups because it keeps getting repeated. I've yet to hear one Republican answer this coherently. Here's my suggestion for a response: "If I saw a friend's house being looted would I do everything in my power to stop the looting, or would I walk over and try to negotiate with the looters? Would I call the police and try to get some neighbors...
  • McCains view on the PPACA

    10/09/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 28 replies
    Senators reply Letter | 10/8/13 | Senator McCain
    Thank you for contacting me with your views on the health reform legislation passed by Congress in 2010. Three years after its passage, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) remains one of the most controversial bills ever considered in Congress. While I support improving our health care delivery system to bring down costs and increase access to affordable health insurance, and have put forth several detailed proposals, the PPACA is not the answer. As written, this legislation would lead to higher health care costs, increased taxes, trillions of dollars in new federal spending, $715 billion in cuts to...
  • If Americans hate a government “benefit” enough, you bet it can be repealed; we’ve done it before!

    10/04/2013 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A Democrat led Congress did this before. They have forced elderly Americans into the “Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA); and almost immediately it became obvious that they had made a big mistake. In June of 1988, both Parties patted themselves on the back and bragged that they had solved the problem of how to pay for nursing home care. They were very wrong in this boast. Nevertheless, Democrats don’t miss any opportunity to socialize America and this crisis was no different. They jumped on the bill as a chance to push for what became Hillarycare just a few years later....
  • Cruz: Defund different from repeal

    09/29/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Meet The Press ^ | 9-29-2013 | Meet The Press
    Meet the Press | September 29, 2013 Cruz: Defund different from repeal Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argues about the difference between delaying and defunding the Affordable Care Act.
  • More unions call for ObamaCare repeal (TICKED off @ the AFL-CIO convention)

    09/27/2013 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    It may be sunny in Los Angeles, but dark clouds hang over union members at the final day of the AFL-CIO convention. Union leaders are so unhappy with Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that the convention is expected to vote on a resolution calling for changes to the law. According to Bloomberg, the unions are worried that the health care law will endanger member health care benefits and argue that the “multi-employer plans should be eligible for tax subsidies.” The law currently only allows for low-income individuals who do not have employer-sponsored health care coverage, or...
  • Democrat says repealing ObamaCare a 'wet dream' for Republican radicals

    09/20/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Friday accused Republicans of pursuing a "wet dream" by pushing for the repeal of ObamaCare as part of a short-term spending bill. "I rise in strong opposition to this radical right-wing effort to walk our economy off of a cliff and cause a government shutdown," Swalwell said in today's debate. "I invite my colleagues on the other side to wake up from this radical, ideological wet dream, and come back to reality." Swalwell might be the first member to use the phrase "wet dream" on the House floor — at the very least, it...
  • No Surrenders

    09/20/2013 4:09:33 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 20, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Earlier this week, there were reports and commentary to the effect that the House Republican leadership had surrendered and fallen in with those conservatives who think that the continuing resolution to fund the government can be used to stop funding for Obamacare. Then there were claims that Senator Cruz had given up on fighting Obamacare in the Senate. Both of these perceptions were false, and they’re related. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are just as convinced as ever that a partial government shutdown would not advance any conservative goal, and just as determined to avoid one. They...
  • Obama’s group attacks GOP ‘government shutdown’ as 70 Repubs sponsor bill to avoid shutdown

    09/17/2013 8:09:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | By Patrick Howley
    Republican Rep. Tom Graves’ budget plan to defund Obamacare while avoiding a government shutdown is rapidly gaining House support, but President Obama’s advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA) is still using claims that Republicans want a shutdown in its fundraising pitch. Graves’ Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution now has 70 House cosponsors after 11 more lawmakers cosponsored Tuesday. The continuing resolution proposal for fiscal year 2014 actually avoids a government shutdown and funds all facets of the federal government, with the exception of spending related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Graves introduced the plan last Thursday. “There...
  • Fox News poll: 68 percent concerned about their health care under new law

    09/17/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 12 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Dana Blanton
    Nearly 7 out of 10 voters are concerned about their personal health care under the Affordable Care Act and a majority wants to take the health care system back to 2009, according to the latest Fox News national poll. The poll, released Tuesday, finds that 68 percent of voters are concerned about their health care under the new system. That includes 43 percent “very” concerned and another 25 percent “somewhat” concerned. The number feeling concerned is more than twice that of those who are unworried (31 percent). Even a 56-percent majority of Democrats feels concerned (31 percent “very” concerned). By...
  • Exclusive: U.S. delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans

    08/28/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | By David Morgan and Caroline Humer
    Reuters) - The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified insurance companies on Tuesday that it would not sign final agreements with the plans between September 5 and 9, as originally anticipated, but would wait until mid-September instead, according to insurance industry sources. Nevertheless, Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for HHS, said the department remains "on track to open" the marketplaces on time on...
  • President 'Disingenuous' When He Says GOP Has No Alternative to Obamacare

    08/25/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Susan Jones
    ( - President Barack Obama is being "disingenuous" when he says Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare, says Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a man with a plan of his own. "The president knows that there are other alternatives out there, alternatives that put patients and families and doctors in charge, not Washington, D.C.," Price told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. "Our proposal, H.R. 2300, is comprehensive legislation that would get folks covered with insurance that they want to buy for themselves, not that the government forces them to buy; solves insurance challenges, like portability and preexisting (conditions); and saves...
  • Obama Blasts Government-Shutdown Threat; GOP Wants Individual-Mandate Delay

    08/17/2013 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 17, 2013 | By Chris Good
    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his weekly radio/YouTube address to tout the pending implementation of his signature health-care law and bash the GOP for threatening a government shutdown, while Republicans used theirs to call for a delay in one of the Affordable Care Act’s controversial provisions, the so-called “individual mandate.” In October, regional exchanges will begin offering private insurance plans for people who are not covered through their employers, and as the Affordable Care Act’s rollout continues, it’s being contested by Republicans who want to push the law back or halt it entirely, after the Obama administration delayed by one...