Monthly Archives June 2009

UNIONS EXEMPT FROM HEALTH CARE TAX?

It is no secret that the President and his congressional accomplices achieved their November victory with more than a little help (much of it in violation of campaign finance laws) from the labor unions. The SEIU, for example, made more than $27 million in expenditures in support of Obama’s presidential campaign. And, having paid so much to install Obama & [...]

DECONSTRUCTING OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE CLAIMS

Cato’s health wonks explain why the President’s rhetoric on health care should set off your BS detector:

THE PUBLIC PLAN: A CLASSIC BAIT & SWITCH

The following video is a must see for anyone still naive enough to believe that the President’s “public option” is about “keeping the insurance industry honest.” If you still believe Obama and his congressional accomplices after watching that video, please do the gene pool a favor and refrain from reproducing.

DOCTOR UNMASKS OBAMA ON PUBLIC PLAN

It’s a shame that ABC’s infomercial for Obamacare bombed so badly in the ratings. It provided genuine moment of clarity. A skeptical physician asked Obama if he would be willing to submit his own family to the limitations of a public plan such as he has proposed for the rest of us: Devinsky asked the [...]

FREE MARKET? WHAT FREE MARKET?

The President has been on the road lately, peddling his half-baked health care “reform” program. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, he repeated the following Lefty canard: We’ve got to admit that the free market has not worked perfectly when it comes to health care. Nope. The free market hasn’t failed. We don’t have a free market for health care. [...]

WHAT A PUBLIC PLAN IS REALLY FOR

Paul Levy nails it: The proponents of a public health plan really want two things. They want to hide the cost of universal health care access. And, ultimately, they want a greater and greater percentage of the population to be on the public plan. Yep. [HT GruntDoc]

BIG PHARMA GOES THE QUISLING ROUTE

Apparently unable to learn from the failure of the AMA’s quisling strategy, the pharmaceutical industry has decided to collaborate with the enemy: Drug companies have pledged to spend $80 billion over the next decade to help reduce the cost of drugs for seniors and pay for a portion of Obama’s proposed revamping of health care. The deal [...]

SHOOTING THE MESSENGER

The CBO is catching all manner of Hell for having the audacity to do its job. Prominent among the math-is-hard crowd is Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: It’s always been a source, yes I will say frustration, for many of us in Congress that the CBO will always give you the worst case scenario. [...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM AND THE MEDIA

If Obamacare is successfully shoved down America’s throat, the “news” media will just as responsible for the ensuing disaster as the President and his accomplices in Congress. Time and time again, the media have provided incredibly dishonest coverage concerning the state of U.S. health care, the fabled uninsured, the SCHIP debate, health care reform, ad infinitum. So [...]

MATH IS STRONGER THAN BS

A couple of weeks ago it looked like Democrat health care “reform” was as inevitable as death and taxes (both of which loom large in all of the proposals floating around Congress). Then, the CBO was rude enough to run some of the numbers and the Democrats were deeply shocked to discover that Obamacare is going to be, like, [...]