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  • Obama: Obamacare was Republicans' plan

    03/25/2015 9:15:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama slammed Republicans Wednesday for continuing to war against his signature healthcare law five years in."It's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law," Obama said in a speech commemorating the Affordable Care Act's anniversary of passage."We've made our share of mistakes since we passed this law, but we also know beyond a shred of doubt the law has worked," he said. "Deficits have been slashed, lives have been saved."It's been half a decade since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare law and it remains arguably the most controversial piece of legislation passed during Obama's...
  • State Dept. Logic: Obama Should Resign

    02/22/2015 9:02:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 22, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    While I normally focus on jaw-dropping examples of hypocrisy by politicians, I realize that our beloved leaders also can be absurdly brazen in their exaggerations, deceptions, and prevarications. But sometimes you can’t help but be shocked by their chutzpah.Sort of like the time back in 2010 that a Greek politician issued an ultimatum that his country should get a giant bailout without taking the necessary steps to rein in bureaucratic bloat.But nothing compares with Obama’s recent claim that his opponents are trying to “bamboozle” voters. President Obama, in a fiery speech to Democrats Friday, accused Republicans of trying to “bamboozle...
  • NBCs Richard Engel: Obama Statement Ironic Because Abdullah Could Not Stand Him

    01/23/2015 1:43:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/23/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    NBCs chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said on Friday that President Barack Obamas statement on the passing of Saudi Arabias King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud was ironic and just an attempt at being polite because in reality, the late king could not stand President Obama. According to Engel, Saudi Arabia was against the democratization that the U.S. encouraged with its support for the Arab Spring and its opposition to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. One of the big ironies here is that President Obama, in his statement, said how close he was to King Abdullah King Abdullah did
  • State Of The Union Drinking Game 2015: When To Sip, Gulp And Guzzle Alcohol During Obama's Annual..

    01/20/2015 1:08:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    ibtimes ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Julia Glum
    President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and the American way is to drink as you watch. It'll take Obama about an hour to review the year and announce programs like free community college, required sick leave and cheaper housing, so several websites have put together State of the Union drinking games. Here's a guide to a few of the best from around the Web. Remember to drink responsibly -- and make sure it's domestic. The basic: This drinking game gives you levels of intoxication to choose from. It suggests drinking every time Obama...

    01/20/2015 9:01:18 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | No Attribution
    As President Obama prepares to make new promises tonight, heres a look back at those not yet fulfilled
  • "Let me be clear" SOTU

    01/20/2015 6:29:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Jan 20, 2015 | self
    I am sure that my fellow freepers can provide a list of Obama SOTU phrases that he will surely use tonight in his speech to the masses...
  • Obamas claim that Obamacare has reduced health-care inflation every single year

    11/06/2014 6:02:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Glenn Kessler
    Health care inflation has gone down every single year since the law [the Affordable Care Act] passed, so that we now have the lowest increase in health care costs in 50 yearswhich is saving us about $180 billion in reduced overall costs to the federal government and in the Medicare program. President Obama, news conference, Nov. 5, 2014 When making a claim like this, the president needs to get his statistics right. Uttering this claim without any caveats is going too far, even when making allowances for the fact he is speaking extemporaneously. The president earns Three Pinocchios.
  • Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

    08/21/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Greg Campbell
    More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.Following a dust-up earlier this year between Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and the Division of Insurance, Republicans have requested regular updates on policies that are cancelled because they dont conform to Obamacare or because companies are getting out of the individual insurance market.Udall disputed the original number of nearly a quarter million cancellations in the immediate wake of Obamacares rollout in late 2013, arguing that almost all of...
  • White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

    07/11/2014 9:20:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11 2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas. Under the heading border security on the White House website's section on President Obama's immigration proposal, the website gives the president credit for having "doubled the number of Border Patrol agents," saying "today border security is stronger than it ever has been."
  • The [eight] Biggest Myths of ObamaCare

    05/29/2014 10:10:05 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 13 replies
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | May 29, 2014 | John R. Graham
    Four years after its passage, Obamacare has now been largely implemented, and millions have had their coverage disrupted. For years, the administration has propagated a number of myths about Obamacare. Some have already crumbled, and others will fall as Obamacare continues to change the American health system.Myth No. 1: If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Despite President Obama’s promise that “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” about 6 million people have already been notified by insurance companies that their policies are being canceled. That number will grow. Currently, about 19 million people have...
  • Did the President Take a Pay Cut Like He Promised? White House Wont Say

    05/19/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    ke-he-promised-white-house-wont-sa ^ | May 19, 2004 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    The White House is refusing to confirm whether President Barack Obama followed up on his pledge to take a five percent pay cut due to sequestration last year. Obama promised last April to take a 5 percent pay cut in solidarity with federal employees who were furloughed as a result of the automatic budget cuts, known as the sequester. The cut was meant to equate to the level of spending cuts imposed on nondefense federal agencies.
  • PhRMA warns out-of-pocket costs could double under O-Care

    05/16/2014 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/14 | Ferdous Al-Faruque
    A new study commissioned by PhRMA finds that many consumers in ObamaCares insurance exchanges could end up paying more than twice as much in out-of-pocket drug costs. The report for the nations top drug lobby was conducted by actuarial firm Milliman, which found that people on the Silver Plan, the most popular ObamaCare plan, would likely pay 130 percent more for out-of-pocket prescription drugs compared to people on similar employer-sponsored plans. One reason why out-of-pocket costs are likely to be higher is because employer plans are more generous than typical Silver Plans, according to the report. However, the numbers dont...
  • VIDEO: ABCs Jon Karl shreds Carney over Benghazi lies

    05/01/2014 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies ^ | 5/1/2014 | Robert Laurie
    These emails were not about Benghazi.... Wow. So, we now have the official story. The formerly redacted emails released yesterday were not about Benghazi. They were never intended to shed light on the consulate attack. They were simply about "the broader situation in the middle east." We learned this yesterday, when ABC News' Jon Karl went to war with Press Secretary Jay Carney. Keep in mind, that's an ABC News reporter. Like Ron Fournier before him, leftist progs can't label him a right wing hack, and they can't start yapping about FOX News. Every network news outlet was lied to,...
  • Proof the American Press Is Dishonest: OReilly Slams Media for Failure to Cover Benghazi Memo

    04/30/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/30/2014 | FOX NEWS INSIDER
    Bill OReilly said theres no question that the White House misrepresented the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. Five days after the attack, then-Ambassador Susan Rice told the world that the attack was not pre-planned and was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video. That was not true, that was not even close to being true, OReilly said. According to a White House memo obtained by Judicial Watch, Ben Rhodes sent an email to prep Rice about the attack, listing the following two goals:
  • How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

    04/15/2014 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Doug McKelway
    On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the presidents health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The new taxes are especially irksome to ObamaCare opponents, because they are imposed by a law that passed on a straight party-line vote and are being enforced by an agency that some accuse of party favoritism. "I think it's rather unfortunate that the IRS has this huge role in the Affordable Care Act because it's...
  • Can Rep. Joe Wilson be Vindicated Now?

    03/28/2014 6:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart -- the Conversation ^ | 3-27-14 | Kerry Pickett
    Breitbart News recently reported that Mexican nationals and others were being enrolled at Mexican Consulates all over the United States. This now brings into the question if Rep. Joe Wilson (R -SC) who exclaimed in the House Chamber, "you lie, to President Barack Obama during the 2009 State of the Union when Obama remarked the health care bill would only cover American citizens, was the one who actually told the truth. OBAMA: The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. WILSON: You lie! Rep. Wilson was later asked about his loud protest in the House...
  • Baracks Big Lie Taints All Who Touch It

    02/03/2014 6:48:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 3, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Barack Obamas infamous 21 words about keeping our health insurance and doctors were more than just remarkable political lies that ended his public credibility. Theyve become insidious corrupters of the entire political and journalistic infrastructure that echoed the lies and thats left struggling to prop up the president and itself. Consider the assorted contortions and embarrassment of, respectively, a Colorado U.S. Senator, a Michigan U.S. Representative, a Colorado regulator, and journalists ranging from a Denver web pundit to the New York Times. Sen. Mark Udall, facing reelection this year, was nailed on tape echoing the Big Lie. Hes not...
  • Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize

    02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “We’ve got to take ownership that we messed up,” former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, “and Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up.” Bill Clinton’s former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he’d hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi’s refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans “is painful.” Was it ever: “Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up…We have to take ownership,” Davis said, indicating that admitting fault...
  • Live Thread: President Obama's State of the Union Address 9 p.m. EST

    01/28/2014 4:09:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,252 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Tuesday night live on C-SPAN, President Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year when he delivers his fifth State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress. Leading up to the President's speech, C-SPAN sets the scene from the White House and Capitol Hill with perspectives from Former Speechwriter to President Obama Jon Lovett, Senate Historian Don Ritchie, and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport. Following the State of the Union, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers the Republican response. McMorris Rodgers is in her fifth term representing Washingtons Fifth District. C-SPAN's live coverage...
  • Obama in 2009: We Will Call Out Those Who Lie About Obamacare (OBAMA LIED!!!)

    11/05/2013 2:57:48 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    townhall ^ | 11/5/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    My fellow blogger Pundit Pete has brought my attention to President Obama's 2009 Joint Session of Congress speech on Healthcare. What exactly did Obama say about those warning Obamacare would killed their health insurance plans? If you misrepresent what's in this plan, we will call you out. Now that millions of Americans are losing their health insurance thanks to Obamacare after President Obama repeatedly promised they could keep plans they liked "no matter what," will he call himself out? Will Obama call out fellow Democrats who helped push a lie to the American people in order to get Obamacare passed?...
  • Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

    11/01/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 10/28/2013 | Lisa Myers & Hannah Rappleye
    President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years. Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a cancellation letter or the equivalent over the next year ......
  • Axelrod: Most People Will Be Able to Keep Their Plans Under Obamacare

    10/28/2013 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 28, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod offered a slightly different promise about Obamacare than has the president: While that president has repeatedly said, If you like your plan, you can keep it, Axelrod on Monday told MSNBC that most will be able to stick with their plan.
  • Rep. Joe Wilson Vindicated: The man who shouted "you lie" to Obama's face gets the last laugh.

    10/26/2013 10:47:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2013 | Richard Kline
    On September 9, 2009, Joe Wilson, Congressman from South Carolina, shouted "You lie!" when President Obama was touting the benefits of his Affordable Care Act, now dubbed "Obamacare." Many in America were shocked that anyone would call the President of the United States a liar in such a forum as a presidential address to a joint session of Congress. But, now, as we look back on 5 years of Barack Obama, we see that Obama and his Administration do lie. And they lie a lot. * Both Eric Holder and Barack Obama stated that "Fast and Furious was a program...
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 22, 2013 | Lady Patriots
    Brief video (3:19) analysis of the Rose Garden fainting episode.
  • Pete Sessions is the Republican who told Obama he cant stand to look at him (Reid)

    10/24/2013 6:42:55 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    A follow-up to yesterdays post. Turns out Reid wasnt at the meeting where Sessions allegedly said this, of course, and neither were the two Democratic senators who relayed what he said to HuffPo. Go figure. Sessions was indeed one of the House Republicans who met with Obama on October 10, but both he (Were all working together now) and the White House (which described the meeting as good) seemed pleased afterward with the result. If Sessions said what hes accused of saying, its awfully strange that Team Hopenchange didnt leak that themselves, after negotiations between O and the GOP fell...
  • White House admits it was behind rumor that GOP leader told Obama I cannot even stand to look at you

    10/24/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT · by NCjim · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2013
    The White House admitted Thursday that it was the source of a phony quote attributed to a top House Republican, who had allegedly told President Obama during a tense Oct. 10 meeting that 'I cannot even stand to look at you.' Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate Majority Whip, claimed in a Facebook post on Sunday that an unnamed GOP lawmaker had delivered the verbal slap in Obama's face, but everyone involved with the story now says it never happened. Eighteen Republicans from Congress attended that meeting with the president during a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, with the...
  • Obama: 'Only one way out' of shutdown (Obama refuses to negotiate, insist on his way or the highway)

    10/03/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/3/2013 | staff
    President Barack Obama went on a rhetorical offensive against House Republicans on the third day of the federal government shutdown, telling a crowd in Maryland Thursday that there's only one party at fault and one remedy. "There are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives today that if the speaker of the House, John Boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today," Obama said in a speech in Rockville, Maryland. "The only thing that is keeping the government shut down,...
  • Obama Speaking at 10:30, Networks Prepare to Worship [Live Thread]

    10/03/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 375 replies
    Just announced....
  • Obama: Obamacare Offers Health Insurance 'For Less Than Your Cell Phone Bill'

    09/23/2013 5:40:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Obama: Obamacare Offers Health Insurance 'For Less Than Your Cell Phone Bill' Jeryl Bier September 23, 2013 8:01 AM President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center Saturday night. While extolling the benefits of Obamacare less than 10 days before the opening of the new health insurance marketplaces, the president said that "you can offer your family the security of health care ... for less than your cell phone bill." The president was referring to a tweeted claim made earlier this week by Health and Human Services...
  • Obama: No Allegations NSA Is Trying to 'Listen in On People's Email'

    08/23/2013 6:19:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Obama: No Allegations NSA Is Trying to 'Listen in On People's Email' Daniel Halper August 23, 2013 7:21 AM President Barack Obama defended the NSA surveillance program in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo this morning. On the NSA surveillance program, Cuomo asked, "Are you confident that you know everything that's going on within that agency and that you can say to the American people, 'It's all done the right way'?" "Yes, but what I've also said is that it can only work if the American people trust what's going on. And what's been clear since the disclosures that were...
  • Health Premiums Climbed $2,976 Since 2009, Despite Obama Vow to Cut them $2,500

    08/23/2013 5:48:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Merline
    The average employer-provided family health insurance premiums have climbed $2,976 since 2009, according to an annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey released this week. They're up $3,671 compared with the year before President Obama took office. That's despite Obama's repeated promises that the health care reform law he championed would cut premiums by $2,500 in his first term. And while annual premium increases have moderated over the past two years, that's due to trends in the insurance market largely unrelated to ObamaCare, and trends the law could actually reverse.
  • White House: Pathway to citizenship would boost GDP by $1.4T over decade

    08/13/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Tuesday released a new report arguing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants would add 2 million jobs to the economy and boost gross domestic product by $1.4. trillion over the next decade. The report, penned by Director of Domestic Policy Cecilia Muoz and Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, is the latest in a series of releases touting the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform as the White House pushes House Republicans to act on the issue. "We cannot afford a system that creates a group which can never...
  • Shocker: New Survey Finds Nearly Every Federal Employee Rejects ObamaCare

    08/13/2013 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 12, 2013 | By Merrill Matthews
    Who knew that when President Obama promised, If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period, he was only referring to federal employees and himself? A new survey of 2,500 federal employees and retirees found that 92.3 percent believe federal workers should keep their current health insurance and not be forced into ObamaCare. Only 2.9 percent say they should become part of the new health insurance exchanges. I suspect a similar percentage of private sector employees would also like to keep their coverage, but most wont get that option. What...
  • Will Democrat Voters Support Obama's Suspension Of Democracy And Calculated Deception?

    08/11/2013 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 11, 2013 | By Peter Ferrara, Contributor
    On July 18, President Obama held an event at the White House to promote Obamacare. It was Calculated Deception writ large, which is Obamas rhetorical style of taking advantage of what he shrewdly calculates the great majority of average Americans will not know, and what he is certain the so-called mainstream media will not tell them. That smacks of third world style, authoritarian propaganda. Obama falsely claimed, In states like California, Oregon, Washington, new competition, new choices, market forces are pushing costs down. I have already discussed in prior posts the misrepresentation regarding proposed premiums for 2014 on the California...
  • Obama: Keystone XL Won't Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices

    07/29/2013 4:00:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 28, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator, Obama said. There is no evidence that thats true. He then blamed Canada for not doing more to prevent carbon emissions from oil sands. Obama continued, I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those...
  • 'Moved' Barack Obama says murdered black boy Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago

    07/20/2013 12:32:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies ^ | 7/20/2013
    Obama said that race may have played a strong role in the case had it been a 'white male teen', both the outcome and the aftermath of the killing might have been different. The US president Barack Obama has reportedly addressed the Trayvon Martin case publically for the first time after George Zimmerman was acquitted a week ago, and said that he could relate to the pain felt by the black community and further questioned the stand-your-ground laws. According to the Fox News, Trayvon Martin was a Florida teen who was shot dead in February 2012 while unarmed. Obama said...
  • Obamacare? We were just leaving

    06/13/2013 4:55:54 AM PDT · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013 | ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN
    Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting... The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive... If the issue isnt resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of...
  • Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me (2008)

    06/10/2013 6:58:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 1-08-2008 | Anne Broache
    "My job this morning is to be so persuasive...that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack," he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers--and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event. For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney...
  • IRS:Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family [ Soon the Penalty will match that figure ]

    06/03/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 55 replies ^ | Jan 31 ,2013 Flash Back |
    In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. The examples point to...
  • California Regulators Hide Obamacare Rate Shock With Misleading Comparison

    05/30/2013 5:55:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | May 30, 2013 | Peter Suderman
    Do recently announced insurance rates for California's health exchange prove that worries about rate shock for health premiums are overblown? Not really. If anything, they suggest that concerns about big premium increases remain legitimate. At the end of last year, Californias health insurance regulators wrote a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warning that state officials expected health insurance rate shock as markets transition to [Obamacares] rating rules. But last week, after insurers participating in Californias health insurance exchange announced rates for the first year, supporters of the health care law were quick to declare that there...
  • If you like it, you can keep it: ObamaCare set to trigger insurance policy cancellations

    05/30/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After I graduated college and before I landed my first real-deal job that included insurance benefits, I took out my own independent health insurance plan that covered all of the bases a young and healthy person like myself might need. It cost me about ninety dollars a month, and seeing as how I didn’t have any regular health care needs, it was pretty much just catastrophe insurance in case I happened to break my leg or get into a car accident or catch malaria or some other relatively unlikely scenario. I felt secure about the situation, knowing that I would...
  • Like your health care policy? You may be losing it [Obama lied]

    05/29/2013 3:08:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies ^ | May 29, 2013 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law. They, and some small businesses, will have to find replacement plans. Also, it doesn't seem to square with one of the president's best known promises about his health care overhaul: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan."
  • AP: Many Will Have Insurance Cancelled Due to ObamaCare

    05/29/2013 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/29/13 | John Nolte
    In a classic case of "now you tell me," the Associated Press reports today that a whole swath of people who like their health insurance might be losing it. You see, ObamaCare requires all Americans get the equivalent of a Cadillac health plan. Millions of us dont have Cadillac plans, which means that we are about to be in violation of government policy. State insurance regulators say many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises this fall: cancellation notices because their policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's overhaul. These people, and some...
  • 118 times to the White House and cant remember why?

    05/28/2013 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-13 | DrJohn
    Former head of the IRS Douglas Shulman made a multitude of visits to the White House during his tenure Top IRS officials, whose agency was under investigation for targeting conservative groups, visited the Obama White House more than 100 times over two years while the probe was going on, far more often than in previous administrations and frequently enough that Republicans suspect White House officials knew about the targeting. Lawmakers now investigating the Internal Revenue Service practice zeroed in on those nearly weekly White House meetings to determine whether an IRS official or someone higher up in the administration...
  • IRS Official Lois Lerner: 'I Have Not Done Anything Wrong' ('I Am Not A Crook')

    05/22/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/2013 | Daniel Halper
    IRS official Lois Lerner said at hearing today, "I have not done anything wrong." "I have not done anything wrong," she said. "I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee."Lerner adds that she invoke her 5th Amendment right and "will not answer any of the questions or testify today":
  • Obama: Statement at 11:15 a.m. EDT (Live Thread)

    05/13/2013 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Toespi · 519 replies
    Is expected to take questions regarding the IRS scandal and Benghazi. We will see......
  • Biden: Opposing senators have seen the Lord on gun control

    05/12/2013 9:18:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2013 | By Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a wide-ranging magazine interview that gun-control legislation will pass eventually because several senators who voted against it are experiencing a public backlash. To use the vernacular, theres suddenly a lot of senators out there who have seen the Lord, Mr. Biden told Rolling Stone magazine. You find out that the senator from New Hampshire [Republican Kelly Ayotte] is in trouble; she voted no. I can name you four senators who called me and said, Jesus, I guess you were right maybe we can find some other way of doing this. Can we...
  • ..Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

    04/30/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 55 replies
    Dailly Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    NOTE: Full title of article is, "In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress" ---------------------------------------------------- At least four career officials have hired lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with CongressWould-be State Department whistle-blowers claim harassment, intimidationObama: I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody's been blocked from testifying' President Barack Obama said during a rare public session answering reporters' questions that he was unaware of any efforts to prevent survivors of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attack from testifying before Congress about what they experienced. 'I'm not...
  • Obama lashes out: President pushing bogus statistic says gun lobby willfully lied

    04/17/2013 3:52:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 95 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 17 , 2013
    President Obama gave the Senate a scolding in the Rose Garden this afternoon, declaring todays defeat of the Manchin-Toomey background check amendment a pretty shameful day for Washington. He blamed politics for the failure of the legislation and, while standing alongside Gabby Giffords and tearful Newtown families, dismissed charges that he had used people as props for emotional blackmail.
  • Silent on Gosnell, Obama Once Had Confidence Abortionists Would Not Kill Born-Alive Babies

    04/17/2013 10:40:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 4/16/13 | Fred Lucas
    ( While the Obama administration will not comment on the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, charged in Philadelphia for the murder of seven born babies and one woman, President Barack Obama said when he was a state legislator in Illinois that no laws are needed to protect babies born alive after a botched abortion.