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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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Exactly forty years ago Patricia Hearst stunned the nation when she turned up as a bank robber, a mere two months after she was kidnapped by the violent cult that called itself “The Symbionese Liberation Army.” Her astonishing transformation was documented by bank cameras on April 15, 1974. There she was — granddaughter of William Randolph “Citizen Kane” Hearst — wielding a sawed-off assault rifle and terrorizing people in a bank. She had recently announced in a taped SLA communique that she had voluntarily joined the SLA in its fight against the “fascist” United States. She took the nom de

Chevron, Dole cases expose lawyer corruption
USA Today, by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:35:01 AM     Post Reply
A few years ago, the corruption convictions of several prominent plaintiffs´ lawyers put a spotlight on dishonesty in American civil courts. Now the sleaze has burst back into the news with cases involving Chevron and Dole Food Co., this time with an international twist. Last month, a federal court in Manhattan found that a U.S. plaintiffs´ lawyer had masterminded a multibillion dollar fraud and extortion scheme against Chevron in Ecuador. Three days later, a California appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Dole as a "fraud on the court" perpetrated by U.S. and Nicaraguan plaintiffs´ lawyers. These rulings are welcome

Not all of the Pulitzers were
won by the media Goliaths
Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:13:25 AM     Post Reply
NFL players have Most Valuable Player awards. Major League Baseball players strive for Cy Youngs and Gold Gloves. For journalists, it´s the Pulitzer. Every year, when Pulitzers are announced, most of them are awarded to big corporate media outlets with huge staffs and budgets devoted specifically to the contest. But not always. On Monday, David Philipps, an investigative reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette, claimed a Pulitzer for his three-day series, Other Than Honorable. Philipps exposed the shameful treatment of members of the U.S. military, many of them wounded combat veterans, in the drawdown of American military forces. Too often,

Joker sob story is just sickening
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:01:49 AM     Post Reply
Another sob story in the left-wing media about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Yesterday it was the turn of The New York Times, under the headline, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation.” Needless to say, the ACLU is up in arms. Boo-hoo-hoo. And if he were in general population, rest assured the headline would have been, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Fear of his Life.” Needless to say, the ACLU would be up in arms. This one was perfectly timed — on the first anniversary of the Joker placing one of his kettle bombs in front of little Martin Richard, who had moments

Feds Begin Fingerprinting ´High Risk´
Medicare Providers and Suppliers
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:52:57 AM     Post Reply
Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks. Eventually, all individuals who hold a five percent or greater stake in a Medicare supplier or provider that is categorized as "high risk" will be subject to the requirement. The provision is part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Program Integrity Provisions (Title E) of the Affordable Care Act, and gives the HHS secretary broad discretion in applying the background check requirements depending on the potential for abuse, fraud, and/or waste. The new requirements are spelled

Obama Administration Wants UN to Come Up With
Fake Numbers to Back ‘Climate Change’ Legislation
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:33:40 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is just fraud all the way down. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is concerned that a crucial United Nations report on climate science may be too harsh in assessing the cost of fighting global warming. Such a finding may lower the incentive for the world to reduce fossil fuel pollution and feed the arguments of those skeptical about whether it’s worth spending money to curtail rising temperatures. Global temperatures haven’t risen in 15 years, but never mind that. Pay no attention to the Sun’s role in our climate. The UN report is set for release next week. Plenty of time to

Greg Abbott Beating Wendy
Davis in Texas Among Women
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Texas Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott is beating State Senator and feminist hero Wendy Davis in the Lone Star State...among women. According to new data from the left leaning Public Policy Polling, Abbott is not only leading Davis with overall voters, but by a whopping eight percent among female voters. Further, Davis´ has an overall 47 percent unfavorable rating while Abbott enjoys a favorable rating of 40 percent. Among women, Davis´ approval favorable rating is just 32 percent.

New grand jury expected to be seated
in Gov. Rick Perry´s ethics case
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 1:18:20 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN — A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year. Special State District Judge Bert Richardson was to oversee the impaneling in Austin. The governor’s office didn’t return messages seeking comment, but The Austin-American Statesman and KVUE-TV reported that Perry took the unusual step of hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent him. The attorney, David Botsford, did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. In June, the governor threatened to veto funding approved by the Texas Legislature

A Pitiful Pulitzer Pick
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:34:31 PM     Post Reply
The Pulitzer Prize board has just managed to do the impossible. It has awarded a prize that deserves to be spoken of in the same conversation with its risible 1932 award to the New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty for articles whitewashing the evils of Stalinist Russia. The award of the Public Service prize to the Washington Post and the Guardian for serving as a mouthpiece for Edward Snowden is an attempt by the journalistic establishment to put its stamp of approval on the actions of one of the most destructive traitors in U.S. history—a former NSA contractor who has done



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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