Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Obamacare: split decision

The gavel: a symbol of justice and punishment for corrupt officials.

The key part of Obamacare, the Minimal Coverage Mandate, came to two separate courts of appeals today. Each court had to consider how far the executive branch of government may go to rewrite a law. One court, or at least one three-judge panel, showed courage. They ruled in line with the Constitution. The other panel behaved like cowards. They handed down a specious decision in the government’s favor. In so doing they made a split between two judicial circuits. Once again the Supreme Court of the United States must contend with an issue they earlier tried to punt.

Hobby Lobby wins for us all

Supreme Court rules for Hobby Lobby

The Hobby Lobby store chain, and more particularly the family that holds all its shares, won their case before the United States Supreme Court. They do not have to give any good or service, as a benefit to those who work for them, when such giving would break their religious faith.

Veterans deserve better

The San Antonio Veterans Hospital is one of several implicated in the scandal of veterans dying on waiting lists.

Our government treats its military veterans badly. Everybody knows that now. We don’t know what the right people are going to do about it, or even who the right people are. We don’t even know how long this has been going on. But we should know this: what these veterans are enduring (or succumbing to) today, we will endure (or succumb to) tomorrow.

7.1 million law-abiding citizens

7.1 million signed up because this signature says it was the law.

These days it takes a bit of self-control not to scream at the television every time the man now occupying the White House uses his bully pulpit. His gifts and shortcomings may be debatable but his ability to spin facts is a talent in a class all by itself. Recently BO and his team of spinmeisters have had the audacity to claim a “victory lap” for the disastrous healthcare extravaganza that was forced upon America. It seems that BO and his team can now take credit for the 7.1 million law-abiding citizens in this nation that have signed up for Obamacare. Are we supposed to disregard the fact that this is required by law?

Harry Reid show: who’s to blame?

Harry Reid: 'Boss' of Nevada?

Last night, Bradlee Dean asked who’s to blame for the rise of tyranny in any society. He made an excellent case that those who let the tyrant take power, must blame themselves. Today, as Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) adds outrage to outrage, in and out of the United States Senate, we should ask ourselves that question again. Why is the Harry Reid Show not yet in reruns? Because we keep it going. We not only tune in. We produce it. And we can stop producing the Harry Reid Show.

Work is a wonderful thing

What would Mark Twain think of a society that devalues work?

The second book of three projected volumes of Mark Twain’s autobiography was published October 5, 2013. In his characteristic blend of humor and reprove, Twain wrote, “Any man who is satisfied to be fed by another man rather than by the honest sweat of his own brow should be shot.” Twain recollects, without exception, those he helped did not appreciate his help, never paid back money loaned, and did not change their debased behavior.

Obama’s lies, his worth, and the world

What difference does it make to Obama?

So, Mr. Obama, how are you doing? Here’s a list of things happened and happening on your watch:

Sink, sank, sunk

Is this what Alex Sink thinks immigrants are only good for?

Yesterday, an unknown Republican held a House seat (Florida’s 13th) by a narrow margin: two percent of the vote in a light turnout. (See also here in The Washington Post.) David Jolly managed to defeat Alex Sink, though far more people in Pinellas County knew her than him. As anyone could have said ahead of time, the Democrats deny this race portends anything about whether they will retake the House this fall, or lose the Senate instead, or keep things as they are.

Congressmen? Outraged? An open challenge

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution

Enough pontificating, if those quoted by the media are truly serious regarding Obama’s abuse of power and ending the unconstitutional behavior of this run-a-way administration, set forth below are indisputable facts that can reverse Obamacare and expose Congressional criminal activity.

Tea Party: another dangerous encounter

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.

Anyone, left, right or middle, extreme or moderate, who is able to exhibit even a minuscule amount of honesty, would be very hard pressed to deny that everything conservative groups, such as the Tea Party, have been warning about the Unaffordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare) and the devastating impact it would have on America has come true and in spades.