Tag Archive: Obamacare

7 Million Sign Up for ObamaCare — or Not

President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and the rest of the president’s team are downright giddy because, as they tell us, more than six million Americans have signed up for the so-called Affordable Care Act.  Wow!  And that was last week.  This week, the news is even better.  Now, it’s nearly seven million, we’re told, who signed…

New Democratic Platform: Taxpayer Subsidized Non-Productivity

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Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced that the Affordable Care Act would likely reduce the number of full-time workers in the United States by the equivalent of 2.3 million. What’s their reasoning? Simply put, the law’s taxpayer-subsidies will give workers less of a reason to work. Under Obamacare, Americans who earn up to…

The Most Telling Moment of the O’Reilly/Obama Interview

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I largely agree with Bernie Goldberg’s assessment of Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama on Superbowl Sunday. It was pretty uneventful. News wasn’t made, important questions went unanswered, and there just wasn’t a lot of value for most viewers to gain from it. As someone who has a deeper interest in politics and the media…

The Dumbing & Numbing of America

Colorado recently beat out Washington to become the first state in the union to legalize marijuana. Although I have long railed against the so-called War on Drugs because it was a waste of time and resources, I can’t help thinking that legalizing pot is not going to improve the world. For one thing, aside from…

Memo to Obama: Sooner or Later Reality Matters

Senator Tom Coburn, the Republican from Oklahoma who has more sense than most of his colleagues in Washington, has a guest column in the Wall Street Journal running under the headline, “The Year Washington Fled Reality.” Here’s his first sentence:  “The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington…

Could a Conservative Democrat Sideline Hillary in 2016?

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It shouldn’t really surprise anyone that the 2016 presidential election, despite being nearly three years away, has already been talked about quite a bit in the national news media. After all, a number of likely Republican candidates are already beginning to emerge, and they’ve been finding creative ways to distinguish themselves from their peers. Some…

A Bad Year for Obama May Turn Worse in 2014

If President Obama were a baseball player he would have gone 0 for 2013. No, it’s not exactly breaking news that 2013 was a bad year for the president.  But he may soon look back on the remnants of a bad year and say, “Those were the good old days.” Mr. Obama’s biggest flop, of…

Could Pajama Onesies Be the Key to Engaging Young Americans?

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In my column last week, I explained why I didn’t believe it was a smart idea for Republican candidates, in 2014, to present a GOP comprehensive healthcare plan as an alternative to Obamacare. My reasoning was that it would only give the Democrats something to demagogue, and draw some heat off of themselves, much like…