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After the Train Wreck
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/17/2013 4:49:59 AM

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly looking plausible. “I think there needs to be a one-year suspension of the entire law, at least, if not a longer suspension,” says Georgia Republican Tom Price. “The Senate Democrats and the president are the ones that have to decide it needs to be done.” When asked about a delay, House Republican whip Kevin McCarthy chuckles but doesn’t answer. Instead, he suggests that the law’s destructiveness could upend the entire health

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/17/2013 6:55:00 AM     (No. 9617117)

It seems we can´t simply return to the way we were before Obamacare, because there´s nothing there any more. It was destroyed. Now, the puzzle is how to reclaim the good parts of our former health care and health insurance lives while driving stakes through the most abominable and uselessly intrusive of the Obamacare requirements.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: krause, 11/17/2013 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9617125)

Well, they jiggered the numbers to make the law look good, on paper. Now reality is hitting them in the face. Democrat politicians are dishonest through and through, and economic amateurs, at best.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/17/2013 7:08:45 AM     (No. 9617127)

Obamacare was going to be a train wreck and any thinking person understood that. The scope of the repercussions of this abomination created by the democrats is just now being felt by the American people and they are rightfully angry. Hopefully, the Republicans will, as Rahm Emanuel advised, not let a crisis go to waste, but for the right reason, and that would be to educate the people that big government creates problems, it does not solve them. Free market solutions and competition are the answer. The case should be made for common sense conservative solutions and now is the time to make them. The RNC needs to pour a lot of money into ads to do this. If they don´t step up now, it is a golden opportunity lost. Quit worrying about elections and do what is needed right now. If this is handled properly, the elections will take care of themselves.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Poobah, 11/17/2013 7:11:37 AM     (No. 9617128)

FTA:"The American public may be asking Republicans what they’re for sooner than anyone expected."

Ted Cruz is now preparing a health-care plan to answer that question.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/17/2013 7:16:53 AM     (No. 9617133)

Good for Cruz. There are others doing so, too. And we have offered good plans in the past. John McCain, believe it or not, had an excellent proposal when Obamacare was being put together. He was ignored. Now, Cruz and the others will not be passed over.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/17/2013 7:26:48 AM     (No. 9617150)

It´s not a train wreck. It cannot be cleared away to open up, re-open, the faulty, most dangerous railroad track.
It´s Hiroshima, total destruction of an atomic bomb. Stop the war (the Communist war), Go back, rebuild and leave the forced armed mandated compulsory IRS policed Stalinist Soviet Hitlerian Socialist Nazi Hillary Soros Marxist Obama crap in the garbage where it belongs ! CEASE the forced medical abuse and control of all but the privileged elite exempted Congress, and return to the genius brilliance of freedom to choose for every citizen. And while we´re at it, END, STOP this idiocy of putting alien Catholic invaders ahead of legitimate foreign applicants for legal citizenship !

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/17/2013 7:39:53 AM     (No. 9617165)

"alien Catholic invaders"?

Care to enlighten us?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 11/17/2013 7:52:46 AM     (No. 9617174)

Proposals to improve the existing system of health care have been around for years. Congress has been gutless to implement them because they are mostly lawyers and taking away the ability of their fellow sharks to make millions of dollars from healthcare is very distasteful to them but it must be done.

Immediate fixes: tort reform, i.e. no malpractice suits allowed, no stateline boundaries, publication of doctor performance statistics with enforcement of minimum standards. That´s it! The old system will be better than ever.

A step in the right direction would be to encourage healthy lifestyles by giving subsidized credits for weight control, non-drinkers, non-smokers. It´s so easy a caveman could do it but apparently the democrats can´t.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gone2pot, 11/17/2013 8:00:22 AM     (No. 9617184)

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it.

Oh, okay, so that´s why the GOP falls down, rolls over and soils itself, so it can put Obamacare right where they want it. Sheer genius and leadership? Move over Quisling, there´s a new sheriff in town and its name is GOP!!

“I think there needs to be a one-year suspension of the entire law, at least, if not a longer suspension,” says Georgia Republican Tom Price.

Oh yeah, but a repeal using leadership skills like going directly to the American people with the plan you had a long time ago allowing free markets and not the government run health care? NOT THAT!! Nope, we have no spines or prunes for that. Uh oh, do you all need to stop for a quick Depends change because of your courageous "delay" which looks surprisingly like a girl slap.

There´s this-

the law’s destructiveness could upend the entire health care system.... Starting in January, Americans will almost certainly be looking at higher out-of-pocket costs for doctor’s visits and procedures.

and this-

It’s incredible to hear Republicans speak so confidently.

Should read; "It´s incredible how duped the Republicans allow themselves to become."

Here´s what´s going to happen. The Dems are going to insist that amnesty will fix all this like they´ve already floated and the GOP will be forced to go along with it (shoot, most Republicans want it anyway). It is amazing how the GOP has become much more useful than the idiots at CNN, WaPo, NYT, all colleges, Hollywood, all entertainment. Just amazing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/17/2013 8:00:58 AM     (No. 9617185)

Last post on this thread.

#8, I am with Governor Rick Perry on this. Allowing states to set their own tort reforms is much better than a federal effort.

Texas has laws that work well. Lawsuits are still allowed (they have to be, I think), but there are limits on them, including caps on punitive damages. The punitive damages are where the lawyers make their big money.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 11/17/2013 8:12:09 AM     (No. 9617197)

One of the most profound supporters, and pusher of this Obamanation of a health care law, has described it correctly, "A Train Wreck". Trouble is, he now has resigned, not to run for election again, afraid to face the people and their throats whom he helped cram this law. Most likely, he will become a very well paid lobbyist or find some other lucrative way to screw us over again. Who is he, Max Baucus.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/17/2013 8:17:59 AM     (No. 9617206)

IMO it is unconstitutional for the federal Government to meddle in health care issues - period (to use a recently popular epithet). These areas properly belong to the States that have unlimited residual powers. This is not theoretical archaic legal gibberish but the true law of the land. Medicare/Medicaid should be handed over to the States along with an appropriate share of revenues. The citizens of each State can then decide what they want to do. The Feds should restrict themselves to interstate standards and quality.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4freedom, 11/17/2013 8:21:43 AM     (No. 9617210)

Whatever the GOP proposes it will be labeled as "racist" with no "social justice" applied, it will be a tough road with all the progressive lies.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gilbi, 11/17/2013 8:27:15 AM     (No. 9617219)


When it became clear Prohibition was not working, it was repealed.
We must do the same with Obamacare. It is clear it will not work. It must be repealed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/17/2013 8:32:10 AM     (No. 9617227)

Anything to give the Marxist democrats relief from fear of the 2014 elections of congress and senate where they stand a good chance of enough people awaken to this killing of our constitution to vote their butts out and if were lucky maybe they will stay awake.

But, I won´t count on it. People are lazy and if they don´t fight that weakness they will be more than happy to have government take for those who have won the fight and give to them for their weakness or just like being lazy and dependent on the force of government over others and themselves but they like it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/17/2013 8:36:14 AM     (No. 9617234)

#6

Laws are supposed to treat all people the same are are equal under the law.

Except under the Marxist democrats they and their supporters are more equal so deserve better than the law of the common man.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/17/2013 8:42:27 AM     (No. 9617241)

#9 is correct.

What conservatives need is to quit funding the RNC and fund local and national Tea Party candidates who are proven conservatives.

The existing GOP is just and extension of the Marxist Democrat Party.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 11/17/2013 8:47:20 AM     (No. 9617245)

While we were focusing on Fast & Furious, the IRS, the NSA, James Rosen and AP, and Benghazi, the Federal government has been selectively funding "health clinics" at least in the college town near me. Perhaps the reason some doctors are getting kicked off of United Healthcare lists is because they do not work as employees for a Federal run clinic. Some liberal guy involved with it said the doctors work for the clinic as employees. He said a doctor would spend 45 minutes with a patient--the patient should ask for a sock drawer--so they could add all of the person´s medical information into the federal system. He said a visit would cost $15. That´s $6 more than the unbearable cost of buying one´s own birth control pills. The health clinic guy said many other things, such as insinuating that current hospitals and clinics are unaccountable to the federal government. Fat chance... He was gung ho selling Obamacare. Not surprising since his clinic gets Federal grant money. I was amused that this "community service" broadcast ran when college kids are sleeping off a Saturday night, and surprised it ran on Clear Channel. They want to own the doctors, clinics, and hospitals that regular Americans use and disallow us from going to the leading hospitals. They want to own and run it all. I suppose The entire interview sounded like I was listening to a communist. I suppose because I was.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/17/2013 8:48:27 AM     (No. 9617246)

#7, I think the poster means Mexicans, though what their religion has to do with it I don´t know, since most of them vote for pro-abortion candidates when they vote illegally.

The ONLY proposal the Republicans should offer is to go back to our health care system as it was in early January 2009. Yes, it would take some time and pain to return us to the best health care system in human history, but if all those countries in Eastern Europe can dig themselves out of 40 years of communism, we can do it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Leopardtwo, 11/17/2013 9:15:53 AM     (No. 9617294)

Debacle-Care!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: miceal, 11/17/2013 9:29:26 AM     (No. 9617316)

It was NEVER about "health care!" It IS about insurance. States should run the show, NOT the Federal Government....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hershey, 11/17/2013 9:30:45 AM     (No. 9617318)

The GOP needs to let it go, so the dimbulbs feel the full FORCE of voter discontent in the mid terms....

If not, unhappy voters will not cause problems for those same people who voted it in...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 11/17/2013 9:31:39 AM     (No. 9617320)

With some of the liberal media and some Dems wailing and moaning about AFC´s failure, I get suspicious because they both lie as a natural response. Next step will be for the left media and the Dems to start castigating Republicans for not saving the Dems rear end.

I can hear the cries now: why haven´t the Republicans done something, why have they allowed this to happen, why don´t they offer a workable plan, etc, etc. With a full court media press, they stand a fair chance of getting away with it and once again blaming the Republicans for their failures.

That said, the Republicans do need to come up with a workable plan if they can but they have to do it very, very carefully covering their rear every step of the way because the media long knives will really be out for them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/17/2013 10:10:12 AM     (No. 9617369)

I have a plan on paper to build a bridge to the moon. For example, to allow for the earth´s rotation i will put the bottom on rails and it will simply roll across the earth as the earth rotates. When the republicans have polluted the earth to inhabitability we can all except republicans cross over to colonize the moon. I only need the entire GDP for a few year to get this done.

If this sounds like a good idea to you, vote dimocrat.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jglas, 11/17/2013 10:29:32 AM     (No. 9617390)

The one thing not to do is replace the Democrat centrally planned health care system with a Republican centrally planned health care system. The problem is in centrally planned systems . . . they don´t work well to satisfy individual needs! That´s been shown to be true over and over again but central planning is irresistible to politicians who feel compelled to control everything. The best system to satisfy millions of individuals with differing needs and wants is a distributed free market system in which providers compete to satisfy the needs of individuals mostly on a local level. The providers get wealthy and individuals get jobs and get their wants satisfied and the wealth of the nation grows all without the intervention of a central controlling authority. That´s the way America got great. Let´s keep it that way.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dvc, 11/17/2013 11:03:11 AM     (No. 9617437)

There has been no train wreck, YET. This is incredible. This proves the Republicans ARE the stupid party. When your enemy is committing suicide, don´t stop him!

WHY would the Republicans do ANYTHING to make it easier for the pukes that rammed this abomination thru to get reelected?

It should be REPEAL or NOTHING. Either a clean sheet of paper, or NOTHING. Make these leftists OWN IT.

ALL tweaks and temporary fixes help the Demonrats "fool some of the people" as Lincoln said. Let the people that voted for Zero enjoy the fruits of their labors.

If we do anything to mitigate this we are STUPID!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: wtm, 11/17/2013 11:06:53 AM     (No. 9617442)

WHY are we putting up with the requests by many for a "One Year" delay in this thing ?

That tactic is to put this off until AFTER the 2014 elections, and then it will be back to usual.

The LoFo´s need to feel the pain on this. If they don´t, they will just vote Dem in 2014.

There is ONLY 2 ways this can go:

1. The Dems will push for "Single Payer" to replace this mess (Some have already brought that request up).

2. The GOP needs to demand a COMPLETE "Repeal" of the law, and allow things to go back to where it was. (YES, this CAN be done)

DON´T let your Congress critter take the stance of a "Delay" !!!! If they do, then the Dems will not feel this subject in the election, and we will be stuck with it for the rest of our lives.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/17/2013 11:13:30 AM     (No. 9617455)

#26 is correct... why save your crooked opponent from himself when he is committing suicide right before your very eyes´.

Republicans should have a replacement bill prepared and ready to replace the current disaster. Basically, back to the way things were. In the meantime. for heavens sake, just shut up.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/17/2013 11:52:20 AM     (No. 9617509)

IMHO the only tactic that the GOP should commit to is to get together with ALL of the Republicans, both Senators and House members, and settle on ONE plan that is free market based. It goes without saying that tort reform should be number one. And then they should get in front of every microphone they can and make the case of total repel of Obozocare and implementation of their agreed to plan. And they have to be ready to quote the true dollars and cents of the plan. As we all know, Obozocare is going to crash. There is no way it can be "fixed". And the Dims real objective is "single payer". That´s the real nightmare in store for America if the Republicans cannot get their message across to the public.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/17/2013 12:00:51 PM     (No. 9617520)

The American healthcare system was an example of government intervention run amok even before this. From runaway malpractice claims and jury rewards to cold as steel HMOs to monumental bureaucratic red tape to rampant cronyism to all day emergency room waits. Yes, it was broken, but by GOVERNMENT. So the answer? More government of course.

No matter what laws are passed, defense attorneys and prosecutors all profit. Obamacare is a law and politicians love laws... either to defend or to prosecute. I have no faith in politicians to do anything but pontificate and litigate.

And to think that doctors used to make house calls.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/17/2013 12:21:11 PM     (No. 9617544)

Delay is wrong. It is the law and laws should be obeyed. Let every American citizen feel the impact of Big government laws. Then they can express their wishes in the voting booth. I have seen multiple Democrats state how great a law it is just over the last few days; ie: Pelosi. Even after all that has transpired, they are still lying through their teeth.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lana720, 11/17/2013 12:29:13 PM     (No. 9617554)

The "law" needs to be killed, and soon! No matter how a poisonous snake is killed - cut off its head, run over it with your car or poison it, just kill it!
There is no virtue in delay, it´s still a poisonous snake. PERIOD

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 11/17/2013 12:32:32 PM     (No. 9617560)

A delay in zerocare is in the interest of both parties as well as the insured people that still have coverage. For the left, they want to buy time to crawl away from what they did before the elections and for the right they want to bolster their numbers in congress since they don´t presently have the votes to do anything else that would be productive.

I think the advantage goes to the right. They have the chance to put together a sensible alternative instead of being goaded in to helping fix this doomed monstrosity. The left used the crisis excuse to shove this down our throats so let the right champion a well thought out replacement. Prior to zerocare, almost everyone agreed that health insurance could use improvement while most of us were satisfied with the actual healthcare we received. There is a difference.

Now we have the opportunity to fix the regulations that screwed up the system and deal a blow to the nanny state during the process. We should exercise patience before rushing into another duct tape and baling wire fix.

#8, I don´t want subsidies of any kind used to manipulate social behaviors because tax money would be involved. Let the insurance actuaries guide the cost of insurance policies and freedom of choice drive lifestyle decisions. The government should only be involved in setting reasonable regulations.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Conradca, 11/17/2013 1:32:33 PM     (No. 9617650)

Delay will allow the progressive fascists to fix the website so people can buy the "superior ObamaCare" insurance. It will also save allow the progressive fascists to lie their way into power in 2014. ObamaCare is the law of the land we can´t change it. Tell the progressive fascists that repeal is the only solution the Republicans will accept.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/17/2013 1:51:41 PM     (No. 9617681)

The primary focus of The People´s representative should be to repeal Obamacare as a law that proves to be harmful to 5% of the population and will hurt at least 50% within another year.

The second should be to pass a Free Market Health Care law. The law should have 3 components:
1) No federal law or regulation will inhibit or restrict the sale of insurance policies so long as the premiums, deductibles, copays, and coverage are clear define in accordance with existing state laws.
2) Under the interstate commerce clause, no state law may inhibit or restrict the sale of insurance policies across state lines.
3) Insurers will be allowed to sell high-risk insurance to the uninsured with preexisting conditions. This will be a free market so insurers will need to find a profitable and competitive balance of premiums, deductibles, copays and coverage. Any federal assistance shall be limited to the differential between regular and high-risk insurance and all payments will be administered by the state in which the insured resides.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: The Advocate, 11/17/2013 1:52:25 PM     (No. 9617684)

Repeal and then replace.
Obamatax has many hidden taxes and funding to Acorn navigators, IRS agents, DC bureaucrats.
Delay only allows them to keep working at taxpayers expense.
Repeal.
Uptown is a fool - why give Dems cover and keep federal dollars flowing to Looters?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: donkeyhotay, 11/17/2013 3:05:06 PM     (No. 9617777)

The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly looking plausible. “I think there needs to be a one-year suspension of the entire law, at least, if not a longer suspension,” says Georgia Republican Tom Price. “The Senate Democrats and the president are the ones that have to decide it needs to be done.”

No, no, no, a thousand times NO!!!

A delay of one day, much less a year, gives zero more than enough time to fix ALL the problems and cram this pig down our throat!! That´s the LAST thing we want.

Let it fail on its problems and there will be little choice but to return to a market-driven system.

In the meantime, the GOPe must be made to CLEARLY understand that NO ONE wants ZeroCare repealed and replaced, we want it repealed. PERIOD!!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/17/2013 4:47:36 PM     (No. 9617881)

Will Congress authorize funding for the Obamacare Cautionary Museum?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/17/2013 4:48:33 PM     (No. 9617883)

What Dr. Emmanuel forgot in his "End of Lives" Margaret Sanger initiative is that the end of Obamacare as an infant was predisposed. Now we must pick up the shards and try to meld a free market health care environment back and tell the socialists to get a job...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/17/2013 4:51:01 PM     (No. 9617886)

#37, there will have to be a certain amount of replacement, because the insurance system as we previously knew it has been broken up. Medicaid has been expanded in many states, all under Obamacare. It´s not as simple as simply wiping Obamacare away.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: franq, 11/17/2013 5:41:05 PM     (No. 9617945)

Delay is not a good option. That´s no different than raising the debt ceiling every 6 months or governing by continuing resolution. Kick the can. Not leadership in any sense of the word.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/17/2013 5:44:14 PM     (No. 9617951)

#8 stop and think.
Isn´t forcing a certain model of healthy living via subsidy the same and exact act of control and loss of personal choice you are condemning?
Just who gets to decide what is healthy?
Who gets to choose your diet and ignore your personal dislikes. Worse what item may cause adverse reactions and the danger of killing you.
It´s called treacherous Nanny- ism.
How can a model has the right to control social choices?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 11/17/2013 6:42:33 PM     (No. 9617987)

I laughed out loud when I read Boehner´s remark about how the GOP plan is working well. Plan? The GOP has a Plan? He was kidding right?

The ONLY Plan the GOP should have is continuing with Cruz´s and Lee´s effort and defund this monstrosity. Kill it dead and done. And simultaneously they should run commercials in every single media market, pounding away and re-enforcing what we all know, what a disaster ObamaCare is and will be if it is not defunded and then quickly outline a free market solution.

Moreover, where is the insurance industry? They also should be saturating the airwaves with updated Harry and Louise commercials and having these cancer survivors that we have seen in the news, speak about the chaos, misery and fear ObamaCare is inflicting on them.

You know the Demorats would be doing this if the tables were turned. The Republicans and insurance industry need to go directly to the people or the complaint and fawning MSM will continue to protect the fraud in the White House.

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The immediate "crisis" portion of the standoff involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over his cattle grazing on federal land ended last week. Whether this will be end of Bundy´s troubles with the BLM, who have been in court with him over his refusal to pay fees to them for decades, remains to be seen, with the Bundys reporting that they´ve received registered mail from the BLM this week that they haven´t opened yet. I blogged about a lot of the factual background of the conflict here, with links to some relevant court documents. This story

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Spotlighting a law that stripped
U.S.-born women of citizenship
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:43:03 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm discovered that under an obscure 1907 law, his grandmother Elsie, born and raised in Minnesota, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship after marrying an immigrant from Sweden. Swalm had never heard of the Expatriation Act that required a U.S.-born woman who married a foreigner to "take the nationality of her husband." Swalm, who lives in Minneapolis, found out about the law

Russian Regular Forces To Invade
"NewRussia" Between May 4 And 9?
Forbes, by Paul Roderick Gregory    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:37:58 AM     Post Reply
This “Open Letter to the Friends of Ukraine,” by a guest columnist who writes under the pen name of Irina Gokieli, dated April 19, offers the author’s pessimistic scenario of forthcoming events in what Vladimir Putin now calls “NewRussia.” “NewRussia” encompasses southeastern Ukraine and parts of Moldova. She predicts an invasion by regular Russian troops near the end of the first week of May under the pretext of restoring order, although she does not rule out, as an alternative, an alliance of Putin with certain Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs. Notably the author makes a persuasive case that the long-term consequences

Liberals now love Barry Goldwater,
but his 1964 loss won the GOP’s future
Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:32:07 AM     Post Reply
TO THE RECENT spate of 50th-anniversary reflections on major political and cultural milestones — the 1963 March on Washington, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show — get ready to add another: The presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater, the most influential loser in modern American politics. Goldwater was nicknamed “Mr. Conservative,” but now even liberals adore him. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. penned an essay a few years back effusive in its praise for Goldwater, whom he described as an exemplar of civility, decency, and integrity. Goldwater was “neither mean-spirited nor racist,” wrote Kennedy; he challenged

Study: CBS, ABC, NBC
have a ´War on Easter´
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:29:14 AM     Post Reply
A three-year study of how network news refers to “Easter” reveals that by a margin of 500-56, reports that mention the word or “Easter season” choose a secular path linking it to candy Peeps, frilly clothes and cocktails over Christ’s resurrection. “Instead of celebrating Christ´s rising from the dead, the networks have made it about ´egg-cellent Easter fashions,´ frilly Easter bonnets and pink martinis,” said a report from the conservative Media Research Center provided to Secrets on Good Friday. The study reviewed three years of news in the two weeks before Easter and found that about 89 percent of the references to

Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build
the World´s Tallest Building
Atlantic Wire, by Adam Chandler    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:18:08 AM     Post Reply
Construction on Saudi Arabia´s Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expense kilometer tall, is set to commence next week, according to local reports. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder for tallest man-made construction, the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. The building will dominate the skyline of the coastal town of Jeddah on the Red Sea. If you´re afraid of heights, you´ll definitely want to know the 200-story building will feature a massive 98-foot terrace jutting from the side of the 157th floor. The Kingdom Tower won´t come

Holder’s undermining of the
law deserving of contempt
Washington Times, by Robert Charles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:10:28 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric H. Holder was reminded during a recent congressional hearing that he has been held in “contempt of Congress” — for nonproduction of subpoenaed documents. He interrupted with a personal rebuke of his questioner. Later, he suggested that questioning of his leadership, nonresponsiveness to congressional oversight, and referring to the contempt vote was evidence of racism. The accusation was made a second time, perhaps as a political stratagem, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Let’s stop there — and stop the deflection, too. No attorney general of the United States is entitled, for any reason, to escape scrutiny of Congress,

3 Times I Was Framed for Murder –
And How You Can Be, Too
PJ Media, by Robert Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:53:18 AM     Post Reply
Have you ever been blamed for a murder? Speak out against jihad terror, and you probably will be. It has happened to me three times (so far): 3. Reza Aslan blames me for murder of Muslim woman in California. Last Thursday in El Cajon, California, an Iraqi Muslim named Kassim Alhimidi was found guilty of murdering his wife, Shaima Alawadi, after she had told him that she wanted a divorce. Before Alhimidi was arrested, this murder was widely reported as an “Islamophobic hate crime”: a note was found by Alawadi’s body that read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.” Leftists and Islamic



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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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