Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was unable to answer a question posed to her by Congressman Joe Pitts, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today, as pointed out at RealClearPolitics.
Did I miss the lingering effects of the supposedly disastrous-for-Republicans government shutdown, which was the obvious motivation of Paul Ryan’s November 19, 2013 pre-budget-negotiation-guarantee that, and I quote, “We will keep the government funding at the current level if need be.”
Atta boy Paul, that’s a tough negotiating position…not!
Since the government shut down for 16 days last October, the Democratic Party’s 2014 electoral prospects Continue reading
Whether you call it a bribe, as Howard Portnoy did earlier this week, or a bailout, as Investors Business Daily did in a survey, Americans are opposed to a White House scheme to get insurers to help them clean up their mess through infusions of your cash.
From a summary by IBD’s John Merline:
Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land.
He is expected to talk about how an economy, propped up by $85 billion a month of the Federal Reserve’s printed funny-money, is improving and creating jobs. (Although Obama will most likely forget to mention the $85 billion monthly steroid injection.)
The 2010 presidential election had a particular politically correct phrase for functionally illiterate mouth breathers who relied on The Daily Show, The View and Pimp with a Limp for their news and informational needs.
The societal leeches who think Gubmint Trick-or-Treat lasts from January 1 to December 31 have a name.
Civic parasites, thy name is Low Information Voter.
Ah, the selective memory of the radical left. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was in the news last week for slamming Sarah Palin after she dared to liken the end result of national debt to slavery. And by “slamming,” he suggested that Palin be treated like a slave.
Bashir’s embarrassing and offensive rant against Palin had nothing to do with the wisdom of her words, but rather a condemnation of her analogy.
The recent actions of President Nicolás Maduro, who previously served as vice president under Hugo Chávez, is an illustration of how brutally damaging socialism is for a nation.
In the effort to mask the horrific government policies causing a 54% inflation rate, frequent power outages, and severe shortages of the most basic supplies, such as cooking oil, toilet paper, and even newsprint, and with the knowledge that the December election threatens his position of power, Maduro has stationed armed national guardsmen “around outlets of an electronics chain [called Daka] that Maduro has ordered to lower prices or face prosecution.” Continue reading
This month and next mark the fifth anniversaries of the housing bust-caused financial crisis that led to TARP and other fat cat bailouts and the election of the purveyor of Obamanomics.
Next month also marks the seventh anniversary of the election of 2006 that returned control of Democrats, which in turn delivered to us: Obamacare, a non-Stimulus, Dodd-Frank, and a War on Coal and other affordable energy.
It’s an understatement to say that the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces has his priorities mixed up. Barack Obama’s latest initiative is to “invest” in new caps for the U.S. Marines that will give members of the Corps a snazzy “unisex” look. The White House hasn’t clarified how or if this ruling will affect Muslim military cadets, who were granted permission in 2011 to wear hijabs and turbans.
“Cast in thousands, cost in millions.” That ad line was popular among movie moguls like Cecil DeMille decades ago when they released an epic film. Back then a million bucks was worth something. Today it will barely buy you 0.005 of the cost of designing a website — provided the site in question is Healthcare.gov.
This past weekend, the Washington Post reported that J.P.Morgan Chase will pay $13 billion to settle lawsuits against it by the federal government and two state attorneys general. Judging from the story, the proposed settlement contains provisions that rip off taxpayers and investors. This is depressing, but perhaps not surprising from an administration that used past mortgage settlements to rip off innocent mortgage investors, and enrich real estate speculators and irresponsible borrowers.
Non-tea partying Senate Republicans insisted upon cruising to debt limit and government shutdown-showdown defeat after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dared prevent the raising of the white flag on their exclusive clubs floor for over 22 hours.