Now, in light of the current IRS scandal, the thought of the IRS legally wedded to the ACA should give every American serious heartburn.
Three employees of an abortion facility in Texas have come forward to accuse their employer of willfully killing newborn infants, as reported by the pro-life news portal Life Site News in an article originally published on May 14, 2013, but updated on May 15, 2013.
What happens when a fundamentally flawed entitlement program that threatens to usurp one sixth of the U.S. economy runs up against a scandal involving the government’s second most powerful enforcement agency? The answer is a class-action lawsuit filed by a California HMO alleging that 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by the IRS.
Let’s see if we can get a handle on this. If a journalist on the left uses a hidden camera to expose right-wing corruption or abuse, he is hailed as a patriot and a hero (even if the abuse is mythical). But when a pro-life group brings a hidden camera into an abortion clinic whose chief OB-GYN is on record saying he wouldn’t assist a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion, the videographer is a “terrorist.”
A union that once supported passage of Obamacare is now calling for its repeal. The Wall Street Journal reports that the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers has turned against the deeply-flawed health care law in response to its ever-growing financial burdens, which menace some employee health plans’ continued existence:
But at least Augusta National now has two female members. And, as with the catch-all “the Secretary shall decide” if Obamcare is otherwise inconvenient to Big Government regulators, CBS can always cite the calling in of a fan to allege rule violations to justify not disqualifying ratings-driver Tiger Woods for rules violations that otherwise require disqualification:
The stock market fell yesterday in response to the dismal March jobs report, which showed that a meager 88,000 jobs were added, not enough to keep up with America’s population growth or increases in its working-age population. “According to the report, some 496,000 Americans stopped working or looking for work,” noted my LU colleague Howard Portnoy. And as Ed Morrissey pointed out at Hot Air, “The jobs added fall far short of the 125K-150K needed just to keep up with population growth.”
Officials at a Texas research facility are admitting that a vial containing a particular strain of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) has been discovered to be “missing” as reported by Fox News.
The University of Texas at Galveston’s Medical Branch is maintaining that there wasn’t a “breach in the security” at its Galveston National Laboratory where an entire vial containing the Guanarito virus came up missing.
Our government told people to switch from saturated animal fats to unsaturated vegetable oils. But that advice may have killed many people. As David Oliver notes, a recent study “in the British Medical Journal” shows that “those who heeded the advice” from public-health officials “to switch from saturated fats to polyunsaturated vegetable oils dramatically reduced their odds of living to see 2013,” incurring up to a “60% increase in risk of death by switching from animal fats to vegetable oils.”