Add this to the list of reasons why I don’t understand Romney picked Ryan. Romney needs Florida or it’s over for him. And he has built up a lot of good will between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio’s influence down there. But Paul Ryan wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system. And Floridians aren’t [...]
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This generational Ponzi scheme, like all Ponzi schemes, will work only as long as enough new suckers can be found to “invest” so that the older “investors” can cash out. The Greatest Generation kicked off the con with Social Security and added Medicare, but they understood the game. They made a lot of babies – the Boomers – so it is/was relatively easy for us to pay off their benefits. We Boomers expanded Medicare and added prescription benefits, but we’ve barely made enough Gen-X babies to pay for it. Still, thanks to the Millennials, it looks like we may squeak through and get most of our payoff. The Milliennials can take credit for piling on the additional Obamacare benefits, as they are the ones that elected him. But they are just not making enough babies to have any hope of securing their entitlements from the next generation. Suckers.
The CBO confirms what they’ve already said in the past. However, the SCOTUS ruling has the potential to hurt folks in the red and purple states. This from The New Republic: The Congressional Budget Office just published a newly updated estimate of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the budget. The estimate largely [...]
This just in from Drudgereport: SUPREME COURT RULES: Mandate survives as a tax… Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court… The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated… ‘Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do [...]
Why the left whining about “False Equivalence” is equivalent to the right whining about “Liberal Media Bias”By mw | Related entries in health care reform, Media, News, Obama, Partisan Nonsense, Supreme Court
The President’s comments at the Associated Press luncheon on Tuesday received a great deal of media attention. the President thinks the press might be afflicted by an “impulse” to suggest that both Republicans and Democrats are at fault for failing to compromise. He goes on to patiently explain that this is completely untrue – in fact this is “false equivalence” and bad reporting. The charge of “false equivalence” from the left is nothing more or less than political spin hoping to have the identical effect on perception of MSM reporting that the right seeks to achieve with “Liberal media bias.”
Dennis Kucinich lost his Ohio congressional seat in a hotly contested primary yesterday. The reaction from the right and left is predictable, but even some on the right are sorry to see him go.
We all knew this would happen sooner or later, but Romney seems to be finally throwing his Massachusetts healthcare plan under the bus. ABC takes a look at the upcoming speech: Former Massachusetts Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will outline his approach to health care reform in Michigan Thursday, announcing a plan [...]
President Obama is not going to get re-elected if he continues to treat American voters like they are complete idiots. He cannot tell us that a spending increase is really a spending cut, and that a massive new entitlement program will save money when it will actually cost money and expect to maintain any credibility.
He needs to outflank the Republicans on fiscal responsibility by supporting the bipartisan recommendations of the deficit commission he sponsored. If he puts the full weight of the Presidency behind the Simpson-Bowles Plan and pushes it to a floor debate, the American people would put their electoral weight behind him.
Republicans said they were going to do it…and so they did. And 3 Democrats joined them. From The Hill: The House voted on Wednesday to repeal the sweeping healthcare law enacted last year, as Republicans made good on a central campaign pledge and laid down the first major policy marker of their new majority. The [...]
Congressional Research Service: “The precise number of new entities that will ultimately be created pursuant to PPACA is currently unknowable”By mw | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Missouri
Some Democrats have taken comfort in a recent tracking poll indicating that opposition to Obamacare has marginally decreased. This is legislation that only looks good if you blur your vision and avert your eyes. The closer you look, the uglier it gets. The promised deficit reduction has evaporated, the expected cost controls – don’t, and even before the most expensive benefits and costs kick-in, healthcare reform has already become an economic drag aggravating unemployment.