Monday, September 30, 2013

Surprise: Taxpayers to subsidize Members of Congress and their staffs abortion coverage..

You had to know this was coming...
Members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are paid for largely by taxpayer money, the Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday.
Lawmakers and their aides are being required to ditch their government-sponsored plans and buy insurance on state-based health exchanges, though unlike most people on the exchanges, the staffers and members will still have most of the cost of their premiums paid for by their employer — in this case, taxpayers.
Federal law generally prevents taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions, but OPM said that the health care plans offered through the exchange were private.... Keep on reading...

From The House Speaker's Office: Fairness For All (Video Exposing Democrats As Liars)

Fairness For All 

Democrats exposed as liars...

Obama to GOP: "The Affordable Care Act is moving forward... You can't shut it down."

Republicans can if they would stick together. Fat chance of that happening. 

House RINO's ready to fold like cheap suits...

New York Representative Peter King is the head House RINO.

Via NRO:
For almost three years, the story in the House has been about Speaker John Boehner’s restive right flank causing him problems. But Republican moderates have apparently had enough.
In what is by far their boldest stand since the GOP took control of the House in 2010, a group of them are threatening to bring down a vote on the rule for the government funding bill scheduled for 6:30pm.
New York Representative Peter King is leading the charge, and his fellow New Yorker Michael Grimm is close behind him. The group told leadership on Saturday they have twenty five members who are willing to bring down the rule.
That number of defections would defeat the rule, which, like all such votes, is a party line affair. But “how many of them are going to follow up today with the pressure and everything else, I don’t know,” King told me in a phone interview.
King wants to pass a clean continuing resolution bill. “This is going nowhere,” he says about the standoff with Senate Democrats.
Keep reading…

DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz Thinks “Tea Party Extremists” Are “Unhinged”…

Debbie  Wasserman Schultz should know unhinged when she sees it. She has lived it for years...
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: You’re right. And that process needs to be fixed. But last night you have Republican tea party extremists actually celebrating on the House Floor, publicly celebrating that they got — Michele Bachmann said she got everything she wanted.
You have other Republicans who have said they’re delighted over shutting the government down. What we need to do is come together. And let me just give you an analogy here. This is — there’s clear evidence that the tail is wagging the dog and you have got Republicans on the other side who are irrational and not playing with a full deck.
Would you — if you didn’t like the redesign of your kitchen, would you burn the whole house down or would you try to make modifications to the kitchen? These people have come unhinged.
More and video here…

Obama's Justice department suing North Carolina over new voting rules

Voter ID scares democrats to death...

Via FoxNews:
The Justice Department will announce Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules.
A person briefed on the department’s plans told Fox News that the suit would claim that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek to have the state subject to federal pre-clearance before making “future voting-related changes.” The person also said the suit would be filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn.
In asking for pre-clearance, the Justice Department will ask a federal judge to place the four provisions in North Carolina’s new law under federal scrutiny for an indeterminate period.
Keep on reading…

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Even SNL is now mocking Obamacare...

Oh my!

Reuters-Ipsos poll: 55 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president

Only 39 percent of those surveyed approve...

Via All Voices:
As President Barack Obama’s signature Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enters the all-important sign-up phase next week, the president finds himself with some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency even as Republicans in an unpopular Congress maneuver to block the health-care legislation from taking effect.
A Reuters-Ipsos poll of 1,729 Americans taken Sept. 20-24 found only 39 percent of those surveyed approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 55 percent disapprove.
The Reuters-Ipsos poll found that 22 percent of those responding thought the country was headed in the right direction, while 64 percent thought it was on the wrong track.

Young men to get hammered by Obamacare premium hikes...

You men will on average see their health insurance rates double.Women will also see a significant increase. It is highly unlikely these young men will purchase insurance through the exchanges. They will pay the small penalty and move on.

Via MoneyWatch:
New research from the Manhattan Institute estimates that insurance rates for young men will rise by 99 percent. Rates for younger women will rise between 55 percent to 62 percent, according to the right-leaning New York think tank.

The precise impact of the new health law is likely to vary markedly from state-to-state, however. That's largely because different states have had different requirements for what had to be included in health insurance policies in the past. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, overrides these rules and sets a federal overlay that demands a wide array of mandatory coverages. The Manhattan Institute has drawn up an interactive map that may help forecast the rise in cost for individuals.

These differences mean men will get hammered in North Carolina with an average 305 percent rate hike, while women will suffer in Nebraska, paying an average of 237 percent more. For most people, subsidies in the law will not counteract the rate shock, says co-author of the study Avik Roy, a health care expert and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Revealed: NSA employees spy on their love interests...

The NSA identified 12 instances where this occurred. The is no way to know how many times it happened without their detection. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg. Nobody was even fired. One resigned, one retired (with full retirement pay?) and another was allegedly demoted. This is unacceptable. Using NSA resources to illegally spy on someone looks to me like a clear violation of federal wiretapping law? All these people should be in prison, if they are guilty.

Via The Hill:
The National Security Agency has admitted that analysts have abused their authority to spy on love interests on several occasions.
In response to a letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the NSA identified 12 incidents since 2003 in which analysts intentionally misused their intelligence gathering powers.
In one case, an analyst spied on a foreign phone number she discovered in her husband's cellphone, suspecting that he had cheated on her. She intercepted phone calls involving her husband, investigators discovered. The analyst resigned before any disciplinary action could be taken.
On one analyst's first day of access to the NSA system, he pulled records on six email addresses belonging to his ex-girlfriend. He claimed he just wanted to test the system. The NSA demoted him and docked his pay for two months.

It's your move Harry Reid...

House Republicans have sent the Senate a funding bill that delays the Obamacare individual mandate one year and strips the hated medical device tax from the bill. I am disappointed they did not strip the illegal exemption 70% taxpayer funded subsidy Obama granted Congress and their staffs. Congress can afford to pay the full amount of their healthcare.

Via The Hill:
House Republicans approved a stopgap spending bill that delays ObamaCare in an early-morning Sunday vote that increases the chances of a government shutdown.
The high-stakes GOP move intensifies a game of chicken with Senate Democrats with just 48 hours to go before the lights could go out on the federal government.
The White House threatened to veto the measure, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) proclaimed it dead in the upper chamber.
The imminent deadline, combined with the prolonged impasse, has led some lawmakers to predict a shutdown is all but inevitable.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tweet of the Day: Proof democrats are insane...

Obvious: Tennessee Volkswagen plant workers claim UAW tricked them...

Lies, trickery and the support of democrats are the only things union have left. 

Via Fox News:
Autoworkers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant say they’ve been tricked into supporting a drive to bring in the union.
Workers at the two-year-old Chattanooga plant informally indicated support for bringing in the United Auto Workers, a decision that could pave the way for letting the powerhouse labor organization represent workers in collective bargaining. However, since Tennessee is one of 24 so-called “Right to Work” states, plant employees don’t have to sign up or contribute dues.
Now, some eight workers at the plant, which employs about 1,600, say they thought they were simply agreeing to have a secret vote on bringing in the union, when in fact, they were signing cards professing their support for it. The workers also say that when they objected, they were told they had to go to the local union hall in order to reclaim the cards. The National Right to Work Foundation filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.
“There’s been a long history of bad actions in pushing workers into the union,” Patrick Semmens, vice president of legal information for the NRTW foundation, told “These workers were told that it was a secret ballot vote. They were being forced into the union illegally.”
Keep on reading…

Boehner finds a pair?

House Republicans to put one year Obamacare individual mandate delay in next funding bill...

Via Politico:
House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.

The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon,
according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid December.

This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.

Read more here...

Change: 60 percent of North Carolina counties will have only Blue Cross Blue Shield as a provider option under Obamacare

Blue Cross Blue Shield? Weren't they big supporters of this monstrosity?

Via The Daily Caller:
Rep. Renee Ellmers raised awareness of a new problem with Obamacare’s implementation: the creation of private-sector health insurance monopolies that will limit Americans’ provider choices. The major health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is closely coordinating with the White House on Obamacare implementation, will enjoy perhaps the greatest monopoly of all, the North Carolina Republican said in a statement. “Although seven insurance companies currently operate in North Carolina, under the new Obamacare exchanges, those options will dwindle down to one in the majority of counties,” Ellmers said Thursday following the disclosure of figures by federal health officials showing that more than 60 percent of North Carolina counties will have only one insurance provider option under Obamacare: Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Obama flushing 300 million of your tax dollars down the Detroit toilet...

Much of Detroit should be leveled and turned into farmland. There is no way to save Detroit unless you can get taxpaying people to want to move there. Many of those left in Detroit are gang bangers, drug addicts and welfare queens. Reportedly, unemployment is 50%. Many neighborhoods are blighted and very dangerous. Sending in the National Guard to restore law and order might be a workable plan, but our $300 million will disappear to no visible effect.
WASHINGTON — Nearly $300 million in aid for Detroit — from federal and state coffers, private businesses and charitable foundations — will be announced Friday as Obama administration officials visit the city to discuss what can be done to help eradicate blight, improve transportation, encourage new business and make residents safer.
The funding will include $150 million in blight eradication and community redevelopment, including $65 million in Community Development Block Grant funding — which had already been awarded over two years but could not be accessed by the city. An additional $25 million could help hire as many as 150 firefighters in the city.
Some $24 million in federal resources that had been tied up will go to repairing buses and installing security cameras, part of an overall $140-million investment in transit systems. And several charitable groups — the Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Knight Foundation — will put millions into spurring entrepreneurship and creating jobs.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Amusing: Remy: Obamacare Video Contest Song

Remy: Obamacare Video Contest Song 

Obama finally calls John Boehner to negotiate...

Just kidding. He called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani thawed a three-decade freeze in relations between their two countries Friday, speaking by phone in the first conversation between an American and Iranian president since 1979. 
The president revealed Friday afternoon that the two leaders had spoken. He said he believes the two countries can reach a “comprehensive solution” on Iran’s nuclear program, and said he and Rouhani had both directed their diplomats to pursue an agreement. 
"I do believe there is a basis for a resolution," he said. [...]
Obama seems willing to compromise with Iran.
"I reiterated to President Rouhani what I said in New York. While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution," Obama said

Best comment on IPCC AR5 summary report...

The UN's IPCC released their AR15 summary report today. If you noticed, you are one of the few. Here is my favorite  comment to date on the story from Tom Nelson.
Time magazine: When it was warming, the reason was CO2 and climate was simple; now that it’s not warming, the reason isn’t known and climate is complex
Climate skeptics have seized on the fact that the rate of warming over the past decade or so has been less than climate scientists predicted given the continued increase in carbon emissions. The IPCC report address the warming “hiatus,” as it’s been called, raising a number of possible explanations—the ocean absorbing the warmth, changes in the solar cycle, volcanic eruptions that cause cooling—without pointing the finger at a single one. Which just underscores how complex the climate system remains, even as we keep experimenting on it. The scientists will keep working on those questions and others…

Audio: Sen Mikulski Claims Ted Cruz Wanted Delay so "Tea Baggers" Could Watch Vote

Who cares what an old hag has to say.

After voting with Harry Reid for cloture, RINO Lindsey Graham brags he voted to defund Obamacare

It's time for the GOP in South Carolina to take out the trash...

Guess who is leading the 2016 GOP field now...

It's Ted Cruz!

Via PPP:

Flashback to 2010: John McCain Says ObamaCare "Will Not Stand"

Of course this was when John McCain was running for re-election. Now he his giving speeches attacking people who are actively trying to prevent Obamacare from standing. 

WH plays down expectations for Obamacare enrollment...

The only people who will rush to sign up for Obamacare are people who get it for free or who have per-existing conditions and very high health care costs.  Healthy young people and those who are getting their premiums will avoid it like the plague. Democrats made the penalties taxes way to low to force healthy people into the exchanges. It would take a tripling or quadrupling of the penalties taxes to accomplish that goal. The health exchanges will collapse after two years.

Via Politico:
Americans probably won’t flock to sign up for Obamacare coverage in October or even in November — and the White House doesn’t expect them to, a top Obama adviser said Wednesday.
Enrollment will go through lots of ebbs and flows over the six-month enrollment period rather than remaining steady, communications adviser David Simas told reporters during a 45-minute interview at an event sponsored by Third Way at which he downplayed the Obama administration’s expectations for the law’s rollout starting next week.
“October will be light for enrollment … November will be a little bit better,” Simas said. “December will be better than the previous month … probably a dropoff in January from December, the same thing in February with another increase in March right before enrollment ends.”
“There will be ebbs and flows throughout it,” he added. “We are looking at Oct. 1 not as the beginning of the six-day or six-week push. This is six months of raising awareness.”

Obama started negotiating with Iran yesterday. Republicans still waiting...

Obama is willing to negotiate with supporters of terrorism who are seeking nuclear weapons. I guess they aren't considered extremists like Republicans.
United Nations (AFP) – Historic talks between the United States and Iran as well as other global powers opened Thursday in a bid to bring fresh impetus to negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program, AFP correspondents said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry joined his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif around a table along with counterparts from China, France, Germany and Russia for the unprecedented talks hosted by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

Obama knows why people don't like Obamacare. It's FOX News...

FOX News is living rent free in Obama's head...

Obama Singles Out Fox News for Obamacare Glitches 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Interesting: KY GOP Ag Commissioner fighting Demo Attorney General over hemp production. Very Interesting: GOP Ag Commissioner supports growing hemp...

Democrats and Republicans switch sides in KY hemp wars...
The argument over whether Kentucky farmers can begin growing hemp — as soon as next year — got hotter on Wednesday with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issuing a written opinion that the crop is still illegal, and farmers who grow it could be prosecuted.
Anyone who intentionally grows the crop “will expose themselves to potential criminal liability and the possible seizure of property,” Conway’s opinion said.
That prompted a challenge from state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s office, suggesting that neither the federal or state government would charge growers.
“The law is that industrial hemp is legal in Kentucky. If the feds aren’t going to prosecute industrial hemp, surely the attorney general of Kentucky isn’t going to move forward with prosecuting hemp farmers,” said Holly VonLuehrte, Comer’s general counsel and spokeswoman.
Hemp leaves appear identical to marijuana, but hemp is grown for the fiber in its stalks and has only a tiny amount of THC, the intoxicating chemical in pot.
Comer, an advocate for hemp, and the Kentucky Hemp Commission, which Comer revived last year to suggest hemp policy, contend the U.S. Justice Department’s recent stance easing enforcement of marijuana laws along with the state’s new hemp law, means the plant can be grown legally in the state.
Full disclosure: My father actually grew hemp legally in Kentucky when he was a young man. 

Is the first democratic Senator abandoning the sinking Obamacare ship?

Everyone with two brain cells to rub together knows Obamacare in it's current form is going to fail miserably. Fewer uninsured people will get coverage than planned, those with coverage will get huge rate hikes, the exchanges will collapse under price pressure because healthy young people won't sign up, everyone will wait longer at the doctor's office and the government will have their nose poked in all our healthcare decisions. Republicans are in no mood to help democrats fix their mess. Obama care was passed in a completely partisan manner and Republicans have been demonized and called horrible names for pointing out the obvious faults in the law. The only hope for Obamacare is some kind of grand bargain compromise that encompasses many items such as health care, government regulation of greenhouse gasses, excessive government spending, taxes and the Keystone Pipeline. The only person with the ability to make that happen is Barack Obama, but he lacks the leadership and ability to compromise.

It looks like Sen. Joe Manchin is coming to terms with the obvious:
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
“There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast today. “It’s very reasonable and sensible.”…
Manchin, 66, said he’d be willing to delay the individual mandate as part of the budget negotiations because the Obama administration in July gave businesses an extra year to provide their workers with health insurance.
“Don’t put the mandate on the American public right now,” Manchin said. “Give them at least a year. If you know you couldn’t bring the corporate sector, you gave them a year, don’t you think it’d be fair?”

Laborers’ International Union president: if Obamacare is not fixed, then “it needs to be repealed.”

Obama is quickly losing labor support for his train wreck signature piece of legislation. Frankly speaking, they were idiots to support it in the 1st place. They trusted Obama and democrats to give them a sweet deal, but the quick underhanded way democrats had to pass the law didn't allow the time. 
( – Terry O’Sullivan, president of the 600,000-plus-member Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), often referred to as the Laborers’ Union, said that if Obamacare is not fixed, then “it needs to be repealed.”
At a convention in Las Vegas of the AFL-CIO, with which the Laborers’ Union is affiliated,  O’Sullivan took to the podium to endorse a proposition and then launched into a criticism of Obamacare, how it is hurting union members’ health coverage, and demanded it be fixed, adding that if it is not fixed, labor will make the issue a “big fricking deal.”
“If the Affordable Care Act is not fixed, and it destroys the health and welfare funds that we have all fought for and stand for, then I believe it needs to be repealed,” said O’Sullivan. “We don’t want it repealed, we want it fixed, fixed, fixed, and I commend Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO for leading that charge. ”
Keep on reading…

Irony: RINO Peter King calls Ted Cruz a “fraud.”

Peter King has been pretending to be a Republican for years....

Via Mediaite:
Congressman Peter King has been one of the strongest Republican voices opposing Ted Cruz‘s fight against Obamacare, frequently calling him a“fraud.” On CNN Wednesday night, King continued hammering Cruz, telling Anderson Cooper that despite how much Cruz may view himself as a conservative “folk hero” the majority of the country is rallying behind, “those I’ve spoken to think he’s crazy.”
King likened this to the Charge of the Light Brigade and said Cruz is a “kamikaze pilot,” ultimately finding his tactics to be destructive to the Republican party. He continued to call Cruz a fraud and a “medicine man selling goods he knows are phony goods.”
Cooper asked why King is taking the “unusual” step of being so critical of a member of his own party. King said he has no loyalty to Cruz, adding that Cruz was trying to intimidate Republican members of Congress” in the past few months to vote his way “with explicit threats of primaries.”
More here…

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

After the Ted Cruz talkathon, McRino speaks for Obamacare...

Why doesn't John McCain just come out as a democrat?

Buyers Remorse: Democrats losing that hopey-changey feeling...

Obama's approval has dropped 16 points among democrats.

Via Newsmax:
President Barack Obama’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest level since 2011, reflecting the public’s disapproval of his clashes with Congress on spending and a growing opposition to Obamacare, two new polls have found.
According to the Bloomberg National Poll of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 20-23, the president has a 45 percent job-approval rating, while a Gallup survey of 11,259 adults taken Sept. 1-22 gives him 44 percent.
The Gallup survey showed that the president is rapidly losing support within his own party.
While 78 percent of Democrats still give him a positive job-approval rating, he’s lost 13 points from a high of 91 percent in the month after his re-election.

Report: Cory Booker DMs With A Portland Stripper

Is Cory Booker the Newark Anthony Weiner?

A DM is a private twitter message. 

More here, but not safe for work or small children.

Sen. Ted Cruz reading letters from YOU on the Senate floor (Video)

Will Lois Lerner testify again before Congress?

Reportedly, she is trying to negotiate an immunity deal. Personally, I think she is a slimeball and wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her. I think Lois Lerner should go to prison.

Via Daily Caller:
IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner is negotiating through her lawyers with Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the committee’s investigative hearings.
“The Chairman did not adjourn the hearing, he recessed it. Ms. Lerner remains under subpoena. The Committee has not made any offer of immunity to Ms. Lerner. The Committee has, however, indicated a willingness to listen to any offers from her attorney about what she would testify to if it was offered,” Oversight Committee adviser Ali Ahmad told The Daily Caller.
“I don’t have any update for you on timing,” Ahmad said in regard to when Lerner will be called back before the committe
Keep on reading…

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

House GOP to end a special Obamacare subsidy for congressional staffers..

Please. If the Senate sends back the stripped Obamacare funding bill, the House should delay the individual mandate and strip a special Obamacare subsidy for congressional staffers. Voters will support his action.

Via NRO:
A growing number of congressional Republicans believe GOP leadership in the House and Senate will inevitably embrace a proposal spearheaded by Senator David Vitter to end a special Obamacare subsidy for congressional staffers.
Vitter will try to add it as an amendment to the government-funding bill under consideration in the Senate, and Speaker John Boehner is considering trying to force the issue when the bill comes back to the House…
Under Obamacare, members of Congress and their staffs were required to purchase health insurance in the exchange markets. Last month, after President Obama personally intervened in the matter, the Office of Personnel Management decided the federal government will continue to subsidize staffers’ health insurance at the cost of thousands of dollars per year per employee. “They’re going to be the only people in America who get these subsidies,” DeSantis says.
But the proposal to end the subsidies is highly unpopular on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers and staff have balked at the hit to their incomes Vitter’s proposal would entail.

Only 31 percent of South Carolina’s Republicans plan to vote to re-elect .S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

RINO hunting season is officially open in South Carolina. 

Via Post And Courier:
A new Clemson University poll shows U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is having trouble with his Republican base here at home.
Clemson political science professor Dave Woodard conducted the poll last week and found only 31 percent of South Carolina’s Republicans plan to vote to re-elect Graham, regardless of who else was in the race.
“This is the lowest ‘re-elect regardless’ figure I have seen for any incumbent in 20-odd years of polling except for one other lower figure,” he said, adding that timing might have played a role.
The poll was taken one week after Graham and U.S. Sen. John McCain strongly supported a United States missile attack in Syria — a decision that 84 percent of the GOP base disagreed with, Woodard said.
Graham’s popularity was not as strong as South Carolina’s two other high-profile Republicans up for re-election next year: U.S. Tim Scott and Gov. Nikki Haley.

Hero: Sen. Cruz vows to speak against ObamaCare until he is no longer able to stand

Where's is Mitch McConnell? Rubio is joining in. Watch here...

Obamacare causes healthcare premiums for Kentucky family to triple to nearly $1000 PER MONTH (Video)

Obamacare causes healthcare premiums for Kentucky family to triple to nearly $1000 PER MONTH


Via YouTube:
Thanks for Obamacare healthcare premiums are going up across the country and for one family in Kentucky the monthly premiums are tripling to nearly $1000 PER MONTH. That is almost $12,000 per year for health insurance. The plan has a high deductible so there is not much more that can be there to lower the premiums. This is how people will be forced onto the exchanges and ultimately single payer will come about - by making healthcare unaffordable.

The Obamacare family glitch to cost some thousands of dollars...

This is what happens when you pass a bill without reading it so you can find out what is in it...
WASHINGTON — A "family glitch" in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say.
That's unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House's latest move Friday to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.
Congress defined "affordable" as 9.5% or less of an employee's household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the "error" was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn't provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.
That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700 for families. Most employers help out with those costs, but not all.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Feel Good Story: Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood and seizes all assets...

Barack Obama hardest hit...

Via Fox News:
CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast network of the Brotherhood, which includes social organizations that have been key for building the group’s grassroots support and helping its election victories. The verdict banned the group itself — including the official association it registered under earlier this year — as well as “any institution branching out of it or … receiving financial support from it,” according to the court ruling, made public on Egypt’s state official news agency MENA.
The judge at the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters also ordered the “confiscation of all the group’s money, assets, and buildings” and said that an independent committee should be formed by the Cabinet to manage the money until final court orders are issued. The verdict can be appealed.
Keep on reading…

Unlikely: WH deputy national security adviser claims Kenya attack is proof that al Shabaab is on its heels


Via The Hill:
White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Monday the attack is proof that al Shabaab is on its heels.
“The fact of the matter is we’ve actually had a very aggressive effort to go after al Shabaab in Somalia, both through direct U.S. counterterrorism efforts, but also through support for AMISOM, the international force, including Kenya, that has pushed al Shabaab out of a number of its strongholds in Somalia,” Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president. “And, frankly, I think it was that pressure on al Shabaab that, in terms of their own professed motivation, led them to pursue an attack against Kenya.”

Report: Accountability Review Board suggests Lois Lerner be fired. She retires with full pension package instead...

Lois lerner will likely get over 50k in taxpayers dollars per year. Let's hope she collects it in prison...

Stupid Tweet Of The Day: Barack Obama Wants To Bring Back Dunkaroos

Who is thinking this crap up?


Nancy Pelosi on budget cuts: “The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make.”

Is she serious?

Here are 25 examples of government wasteful spending. If that doesn't convince you, here are another 10.  Still not convinced? Check out the possible waste in these programs.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Follow UP: FOX segment surfer boy still unapologetic for buying lobster with food stamps...

HuffPo catches up with "Surfer Dude"  Jason Greenslate...
WASHINGTON -- Jason Greenslate is America's most famous food stamp recipient.
Fox News profiled the 28-year-old San Diego resident in two August segments about America's "food stamp binge." The stories showed Greenslate buying sushi and lobster with a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit card. Greenslate plays in a rock band and laughed at the idea of getting a normal job.
“This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing,” Greenslate said in front of the news cameras. “It’s free food; it’s awesome.”[...]
 Greenslate said he's not lazy, putting more than 40 hours per week into his band, Ratt Life, which has an album coming out in six weeks. He said Fox found him through a friend. He cooperated with three days of the network's filming in hopes his band could win some publicity. It won him some local media attention, he said, but also an interview with a local prosecutor who wondered if Greenslate had broken any laws (he apparently hasn't). [...]
 In a follow-up email, Greenslate lamented that Fox had portrayed him as a beach bum. "I don't feel like a bum," he said. "I pull hot chicks, drive nice cars, dress nice and wear the most baddest jewelry in the world."
 Here is the FOX News segment:

MSNBC Gives Up Fig Leaf of Journalism...

Check out the new entrance.

Interesting: Rand Paul stomps Chris Christie in 2016 Mackinac Presidential Straw Poll...

If Cris Christie wants to challenge Hillary in 2016, he should do it as a democrat...

Via Daily Caller:
Sen. Rand Paul decisively won a straw poll held over the weekend in Michigan at a bi-annual gathering of Republicans, earning more than double the votes of rival New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky, won 188 votes, or 36 percent, in the 2016 Mackinac Presidential Straw Poll. Christie came in at second with 82 votes, or 16 percent, in the poll.
“It’s always exciting to place first in anything,” Paul told The Daily Caller in a phone interview Sunday morning from Mackinac Island after the results were announced.
He noted that the Island is “overrun with limited government, small government conservatives.”
“Not too many liberals on the Island this week,” Paul said with a laugh.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in with 42 votes, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got 39 votes. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz trailed behind at 36 votes. Of those at the conference, 526 voted.
Keep on reading…

If you bust your butt to pay your own bills, this food stamp micro-documentary will anger you...

Food stamps have doubled since Obama was elected. If you bust your butt 45~50 hours a week to pay your own bills, this video is going to piss you off.

Obamanomics: Median household income has fallen every year for five years...

Do you feel like you have less money for your family than a few years ago. You may be right.
According to the Census report, the high point for median household income in the United States was back in 1999 ($56,080).  It almost got back to that level in 2007 ($55,627), but ever since then there has been a steady decline.  The following figures come directly from the report, and as you can see, median household income has fallen every single year for the past five years...
2007: $55,627
2008: $53,644
2009: $53,285
2010: $51,892
2011: $51,100
2012: $51,017

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Obama prepares for budget showdown with Congress by playing another round of golf...

Obama must be trying to get in the mindset of the 1%...

Via WHD:
President Obama has headed out to Fort Belvoir, Virginia for golf. With him are three of his usual partners, White House chef Sam Kass, trip director Marvin Nicholson, and aide Mike Brush.
He departed a little early for him, leaving the White House at 10:40 am. It’s the 34th time he’s played this year and the 145th time he’s played as president.

Tweet: How much will Obamacare raise your health insurance premium?

34% here in Kentucky. :(

Amusing Tweet: Sierra Club now wearing tinfoil hats...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Debunking the lie not raising the debt ceiling will cause the US to default on debt

Here is the big lie from the Liar-in-Chief:

Via The Hill:
President Obama said Republicans in Congress were threatening to make the United States into “a deadbeat” and a “banana republic” with their maneuvers to tie the federal budget and the debt ceiling to defunding ObamaCare.
Here is the 2013 federal budget and revenue for the fiscal year that ends October 1, 2013.

Via Wikipedia:

Total revenues and spending

The Obama administration's February 2012 budget request contained $2.902 trillion in receipts and $3.803 trillion in outlays, for a deficit of $901 billion.[38] The budget projects a reduction in the deficit to $575 billion by 2018 before rising to $704 billion by 2022.[39]
Total receipts (in billions of dollars)::
Item Requested[38]
Individual income tax 1,359
Social Security and other payroll tax 959
Corporate income tax 348
Excise tax 88
Customs duties 33
Estate and gift taxes 13
Deposits of earnings and Federal Reserve System 80
Other miscellaneous receipts 21
Total 2902
Total outlays by agency (in billions of dollars):
Agency Discretionary Mandatory Total
Department of Defense including Overseas Contingency Operations 666.2 6.7 672.9
Department of Health and Human Services including Medicare and Medicaid 80.6 860.3 940.9
Department of Education 67.7 4.2 71.9
Department of Veterans Affairs 60.4 79.4 139.7
Department of Housing and Urban Development 41.1 5.2 46.3
Department of State and Other International Programs 56.1 3.4 59.5
Department of Homeland Security 54.9 0.5 55.4
Department of Energy 35.6 –0.6 35.0
Department of Justice 23.9 12.7 36.5
Department of Agriculture 26.8 127.7 154.5
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 17.8 –0.02 17.8
National Intelligence Program 52.6 0 52.6
Department of Transportation 24.0 74.5 98.5
Department of the Treasury 14.1 96.2 110.3
Department of the Interior 12.3 1.2 13.5
Department of Labor 13.2 88.4 101.7
Social Security Administration 11.7 871.0 882.7
Department of Commerce 9.5 –0.5 9.0
Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works 8.2 –0.007 8.2
Environmental Protection Agency 9.2 –0.2 8.9
National Science Foundation 7.4 0.2 7.5
Small Business Administration 1.4 –0.006 1.4
Corporation for National and Community Service 1.1 0.007 1.1
Net interest 246 0 246
Disaster costs 2 0 2
Other spending 34.0- 61.7 29.5
Total 1,510 2,293 3,803
Revenue in the 2013 budget is $2.9 trillion and spending is $3.8 trillion. That means we borrow $900 billion. That's where the debt ceiling comes into play. We can see mandatory spending is $2.3 trillion. Add back in the rest of the military spending, except $140 billlion for new procurement, the payment of $246 billion on the national debt interest and we have a grand total of 3.07 trillion in spending.  Since revenue was 2.902 trillion, we only have to come up with $160 million. The actual budget was different than the on passed by Congress and signed by Obama. Due to the sequestration and increased tax revenue, the CBO estimates the actual deficit at $759 billion. That is a savings of $161 billion. This covers the $160 billion gap. Without raising the debt ceiling, we have paid all mandatory federal spending, paid all the defense budget, except for delaying new procurement, and paid the interest on the national debt. Now tell me how not raising the debt ceiling will cause the US to default on it's debts?

Sen. Ted Cruz: It is time for Senate GOPs to stand shoulder-to-shoulder w/ House GOPs and the American people to defund Obamacare

Flashback: Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry...

Today, Team Obama announced the plan for the destruction of the coal industry:

Under the rules, which will take a year to finalize, the EPA will impose limits on carbon emissions from all future coal and natural-gas plants. This is just an initial step that only covers plants not yet built: Later on, the EPA will separately tackle emissions from the thousands of existing power plants that are already operating.
The limits on future coal plants are stringent enough that utilities will likely only be able to new coal-fired facilities if the plants can capture their carbon emissions and bury them underground, a technology that's still unproven.*
In theory, this could mean a moratorium on all new coal plants for decades to come...

Stupid: Obama claims Republicans are threatening to make the United States into a “banana republic”


Via The Hill:
President Obama said Republicans in Congress were threatening to make the United States into “a deadbeat” and a “banana republic” with their maneuvers to tie the federal budget and the debt ceiling to defunding ObamaCare.
Speaking at a Ford truck plant outside of Kansas City, Mo., the president chided Republican leaders for their vote earlier Friday on legislation that would keep the government funded into December, while stripping funding for the Affordable Care Act.
“You don’t have to threaten to blow the whole thing up just because you don’t get your way,” Obama said. “Nobody gets 100 percent of what they want.”
Telegraphing his intention to veto any spending bill that delayed or defunded his signature health care law, Obama accused Republicans of lacking “the same common sense” and willingness to compromise that ordinary Americans showed in their marriages and family finances.

Video of the Day: 5 Years (Since Keystone XL Pipeline Application Submitted)

5 Years and still waiting...

Unsettling: Politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary the USA tried to change IPCC report to cover-up lack of recent warming...

Basically, CO2 global warming is based on models that have been falsified by the lack of warming for the last 15 years while CO2 continues to climb dramatically. While there is certainly evidence the planet has warmed in the last century, there is no evidence man had a major impact on this warming. This undermines politicians plans to appropriate trillions of the world's dollars to pursue their green social political agendas.

Via Daily Mail:
Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed.
A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.
Published next week, it is expected to address the fact that 1998 was the hottest year on record and world temperatures have not yet exceeded it, which scientists have so far struggled to explain.
The report is the result of six years’ work by UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is seen as the world authority on the extent of climate change and what is causing it – on which governments including Britain’s base their green policies.
But leaked documents seen by the Associated Press, yesterday revealed deep concerns among politicians about a lack of global warming over the past few years.
Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was ‘misleading’ and they should focus on decades or centuries.
Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.
Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat – and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.
The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.
Keep on reading…

Climate change skepticism growing in UK...

Anthropogenic climate change skeptics in the UK have quadrupled since 2005...
A report from the UK Energy Research Centre also shows the number of those who resolutely do not believe in climate change has more than quadrupled since 2005.

The Government funded report shows 19 per cent of people are climate change disbelievers - up from just four per cent in 2005 - while nine per cent did not know.

The report comes as climate change scientists working on a landmark UN report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. 
Dr. Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist and author of Climate Confusion, argues in his influential blog the UN report shows scientists are being forced to "recognise reality".

He said: "We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations." Read more here...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tweet of the Day from Ted Cruz...

If you somehow still support Obamacare, this creepy ad will likely end it.

 Via Yahoo News:
That’s where Creepy Uncle Sam comes in.
Generation Opportunity, a Virginia-based group that is part of a coalition of right-leaning organizations with financial ties to billionaire businessmen and political activists Charles and David Koch, will launch a six-figure campaign aimed at convincing young people to “opt-out” of the Obamacare exchanges. Later this month, the group will begin a tour of 20 college campuses, where they plan to set up shop alongside pro-Obamacare activists such as Enroll America that are working to sign people up for the insurance exchanges.

Shameful: Democrats walk out of Benghazi hearing right before families of fallen heroes testify...


Here is some of what democrats missed...

The video title is incorrect. This is deceased Information Management Officer Sean Smith's mother.

Hero: Sen. Ted Cruz vows to stand and filibuster to defund Obamacare

Will Rand Paul and Marco Rubio join him?

Via Red Alert Politics:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will stop at nothing to defund Obamacare, saying Thursday he would even go so far as to filibuster the continuing resolution to stymie President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Cruz joined Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress at a press conference discussing a continuing resolution to halt funding for the Affordable Care Act. When asked if he would filibuster the continuing resolution, the Tea Party darling said he would use whatever means necessary to defund Obamacare.
“I will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said. “Yes, and anything else. Any procedural means necessary. Listen, this is the most important fight of the country and it’s easy to focus on the political back and forth. … As soon as the House passes this into law it’s going to be in Harry Reid’s court.”

McRino calls attempt to defund Obamacare “not rational”

Voting to fund Obamacare is irrational unless you support it.

Via Politico:
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that it is “not rational” to think the Senate will vote to defund Obamacare.

“In the United States Senate, we will not repeal, or defund, Obamacare. We will not. And to think we can is not rational,” McCain said on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
McCain said that a government shutdown would negatively impact the American people’s view of Republicans and was critical of members of Congress who are pushing the strategy.

New study throws cold water on global warming...

Anthropogenic CO2 forced global warming is grossly exaggerated.

Via FOX News:
A peer-reviewed climate change study released Wednesday by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change finds the threat of man-made global warming to be not only greatly exaggerated but so small as to be “embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system” and not dangerous.
Armed with the new findings, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled administration environmental policy officials about the economic consequences of its aggressive regulatory crackdown on the fossil fuel industry.
The 1,000 page study was the work of 47 scientists and scholars examining many of the same journals and studies that the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) examined, producing entirely different conclusions.
 "This volume provides the scientific balance that is missing from the overly alarmist reports from the IPCC, which are highly selective in their review of climate science," the authors write. Read it all...