In all fairness, Obama probably would have said anything the teleprompter told him to. Still, it’s been wild watching Liberals try to justify the President’s promise that people could keep their current insurance. Idiots like Ezra Klein are beginning to meltdown over the incompetence of the White House. (Not to mention the dishonesty.)
As I reflect on all the emails that I received, it is readily apparent that numerous healthcare professionals understand precisely what is wrong with the current system. So, how come none of the numerous existing problems were fixed?
At the beginning of the year, I was asked whether Europe’s fiscal crisis was over. Showing deep thought and characteristic maturity, my response was “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, are you ;@($&^#’% kidding me?”
Let's suppose for a moment that you actually could buy health insurance through Obamacare's state and federal government-run exchanges. How high would your health care expenses have to be to really justify buying that kind of insurance?
Business owners must be passionate about their line of work because they’re going to be involved in each aspect of it every single day. Your vocation needs to be a vacation. Otherwise, it becomes a constant grind, and when that happens you’re in trouble.
Warren Buffett loves to invest in stable businesses with few competitors. One of his recent favorites is DaVita HealthCare (NYSE: DVA), which operates a network of dialysis treatment centers in the United States catering to patients that have diabetes-induced kidney failure. But DaVita has a big problem on its hands.
Katie Pavlich and Michael Schaus discuss the absurdity of the liberal Obamacare-Defense. As Kathleen Sebelius continues to defend the law on Capitol Hill, the White House is suggesting people are losing their coverage because of the evil-private sector. . . I think we know how this debate is going to devolve.
Pro- and anti-Brotherhood students clashed at Azhar University in Cairo, prompting the university president to invite the police to restore order. At the al-Azhar university's main campus, students smashed windows, hurled chairs and covered walls of an administrative building with graffiti.
President Francois Hollande wants to balance the French deficit by taxing the rich, taxing the poor, taxing trucks, raising the VAT, and increasing the tax on corporations.
Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA) bragged about the fact his 33 year old self-employed kid will be able to get cheaper healthcare insurance (which the congressman currently pays). Let me get this straight! A congressman earning $174,000 a year and paying nothing for his own health care insurance thinks it's okay for taxpayers to lessen his load?
Bill de Blasio wants to gut a privately funded non-profit so the city can fix some swing sets in Harlem. (Or something.)
I want you to share my outrage over a group of people who are not satisfied with getting a paycheck; they also expect to get free beer, free massages, free housecleaning services, free laundry, free food, and -- oh, yes -- free access to on-site "napping stations."
One major provision being considered in Egypt is a stricter separation of powers among the presidency, legislature and judiciary so as to limit executive power relative to the other branches of government.
As a staffer to an Illinois Democrat Congressman who voted for ObamaCare, Sue Klinkhamer "had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can't put in print." Now, because of the provisions of ObamaCare, her insurance premium will more than double. And she's not loving it. . .
If the Fed could not pull the trigger back in September with Ben Bernanke at the helm and the nation not yet traumatized by the debt ceiling drama and the Obamacare disaster, why should anyone expect tougher treatment from a Janet Yellen led Fed in a few months?
Keynesian economics is the perpetual motion machine of the left. You build a model that assumes government spending is good for the economy and you assume that there are zero costs when the government diverts money from the private sector. Heck, sometimes you even admit that you don’t look at real world numbers.
One California resident with second thoughts says "I was all for Obamacare until I got the bill". Recall that the Supreme court ruling was 5-4. Is it inconceivable that one of the 5 has second thoughts? If so, Obamacare may die a sudden death and we can start all over.
More of Obama’s campaign rhetoric has turned out to be nothing more than dishonest sales pitches. Michael Robinson, Chief Technology Strategist for Money Map Press, also joined the program to discuss the endless possibilities of the tech sector.
While Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, is not taking responsibility for the web debacle and, of course, the President refuses to take any of the blame for any of his fiascoes, the White House has found a fall girl, the website lady.
Moreover, the stock market isn't just a place that displays success it also displays redemption. Real hope rewarded. Real vision and sweat and accomplishment are rewarded, not demonized.
Obamacare’s glitches are here to stay according to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. In an exclusive interview with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, Ryan said the problems with the Affordable Care Act extend far beyond website malfunctions.
Another woman being interviewed by NBC asked, rightfully, what she’s supposed to eat now that her insurance premium is as large as her rental payment. (Cake?) Over 1.5 million Americans have received similar letters in recent weeks, with up to 14 million more Americans potentially on the healthcare chopping block.
The implication of this news is that it reinforces the government's media theme that international Islamic terrorists pose a growing threat to the Cairo government and to stability in Egypt.
I believe in being focused in the best areas of the market at any given point in time. Currently, the leading sectors in the market continue to be, internet, biotech, and pharmaceuticals. And recently a new leadership sector has entered into the fray: Oil and Gas Exploration stocks.
After years of ridicule, and name calling, NBC finally figured it out: Maybe the President wasn’t actually telling the truth when he said we could keep our current insurance. Michael Cannon, from Cato, joined the program to discuss the millions of Americans who are being dumped from their coverage in the wake of Obamacare.
When Obama repeatedly made the claim – "If you like your health plan; you can keep your health plan" – objective observers knew it wasn't so.
The Washington metropolitan area has become America’s wealthiest region because trillions of dollars are taken every year from the productive sector of the economy and then divvied up by the politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists and interest groups that benefit from federal largess.
U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, left, wants to end the practice of giving illegal immigrants tax credits for kids, but U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., won’t let the House-approved measure H.R. 556 through the Senate.
Given the government's enormous resources, it's safe to say that the site itself will ultimately be fixed. But when it is finally up and running, the plan's many deeper, and more intractable, flaws will come into focus. That's when the fun will really begin.
This weekend featured another surge in attacks, mainly against Shiites. At least 88 people were killed and 203 were wounded in a series of coordinated bombings.
Ferguson succeeds in methodically humiliating New York Times columnist, celebrity blogger, and Nobel economic prize laureate Paul Krugman, together with his “gaggle of bloggers who are to Krugman what Egyptian plovers are to crocodiles.”
Michael Pettis, at China Financial Markets, discusses Abenomics, Japan's shrinking (for now) current account surplus, debt, and interest rates in an interesting email.
According to the Left, it is either Rand Paul, or Ted Cruz. And while Ted Cruz continues to fight against Obamacare, Rand Paul is ramping up to fight for transparency in the Fed. . . Now, just wait for the insults to fly from the Janet Yellen advocates on the left.
I’m glad I work for a principled and libertarian organization. At the Cato Institute, there’s never any pressure to say or do the wrong thing for partisan reasons. When Republicans screw up, I don’t have to think twice about exposing their misdeeds.
From a risk management perspective, which would you rather lose in a worst-case scenario: your home or your rental properties? If they’re in the same general range of debt, I’m going to pay off the home first and the rental properties last.
CATO’S 31ST ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — WAS THE FED A GOOD IDEA? — will bring together some of the world’s leading scholars and policymakers to consider the record of the Federal Reserve since its establishment in December 1913.
Natural disasters illustrate the industry’s ability to manage and absorb large losses. The losses from hurricanes Katrina and Andrew, and the Northridge earthquake, were all comparable to the losses from 9/11, so there is nothing particularly special about the level of terror damage.
For the first time in our history ordinary citizens have the ability to communicate with one another over the heads of the media in publications like Townhall. We are networked on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter that expose us to thousands of people for free.
As one might expect from criminal agencies, the NSA is fighting back, with an attack on constitutional rights.
Common Core teaching materials instruct teachers to explain that land owners are evil, and that business owners are inherently greedy. In addition to reading a glowing biography of a Marxist labor leader, second-grade students will be asked to evaluate the “scales of fairness” between wealthy landowners, and lowly [non-union] workers.
Inquiring minds looking for the most telling and colorful comments made about Obamacare “glitches” can find them on Politico.
The good news is that these conditions are covered under Obamacare. The bad new is that you probably need an exorcism too. And what d'ya know? That's not covered under Obamacare, yet!
Mindless school bureaucrats punished an autistic student because he drew a picture of a bomb and brought the drawing to school.
Next will be the realization that time is running out to sign up and they will have to pay a penalty. They will be penalized for not signing up on a website or telephone number that doesn’t allow them to sign up.
Ransom says he looks better in the black dress than Janet Yellen does
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