Monthly Archives December 2009

IS OBAMA DELUSIONAL OR JUST DISHONEST?

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama made a lot of promises to the American people about health reform. And he claims he has honored those pledges. Just last week, he told the Washington Post the following about the recently passed Senate “reform” bill: Every single criteria for reform I put forward is in this bill. If Obama believes this, he is delusional [...]

A MIDDLE-CLASS TAX TIME BOMB

Mephistopheles must be throwing snowballs. Bob Herbert has actually written a good column on Obamacare. No, really. Specifically, he shines a light on the deliberately deceptive cadillac tax: The bill that passed the Senate with such fanfare on Christmas Eve would impose a confiscatory 40 percent excise tax … it’s a tax that in a few years will [...]

10 STATES GOT SWEET DEALS FROM “REFORM”

The Republican Study Committee has compiled a list of 10 states that received extra goodies in the Senate health care “reform” legislation. Here are their names along with those of the Democrat and “Independent” vote peddlers who extorted the concessions.: Nebraska: Senator Ben Nelson Michigan: Senator Carl Levin Louisiana: Senator Mary Landrieu Vermont: Senator Bernie [...]

WAPO: CADILLAC TAX ISN’T A TAX

For a revealing look at the Orwellian perspective that Obamacare supporters bring to the reform debate, take a gander at Jonathan Gruber’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post: The Senate assessment on high-cost insurance plans doesn’t walk like a tax or talk like a tax — because it is not a tax. It is an innovative way of [...]

BEN NELSON: CLUELESS ON THE CONSTITUTION

It turns out that Senator Ben Nelson isn’t merely a vote-peddling roundheel. He is also profoundly ignorant about the Constitution. When asked which part of the that document authorizes the individual insurance mandate, he delivered himself of the following: Well, you know … probably the same place that states have the authority to require, mandate if [...]

BAUCUS’ DRUNKEN REFORM RANT

The following video tells you all you need to know about the quality of the Senate “leadership” under the Democrats. If Baucus is sober during this semi-coherent diatribe, I’m Marie of Romania.

WHY IS ANDREW SULLIVAN ALIVE?

Wait a bit … it’s not what you think. This is actually about free-market health care and how Andrew Sullivan is, in many ways, a poster child for our “money-driven” medical system. Although a confirmed Obot who nurses a morbid antipathy for Sarah Palin (see this post about Levi Johnston), he has also written eloquently about the virtues of U.S. health care: I was told in [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (VI)

OK. Enough of this “good will toward men” stuff. Back to pounding progressives. This week’s dumbest post award goes, once again, to the Washington Post’s most oblivious blogger, Ezra Klein. His post defending the indefensible Nelson bribe shows Klein to be generally clueless concerning how the Medicaid program works, but this is just garden-variety naïveté for a progressive blogger. What earned Klein the dumbest post prize [...]

TWAS THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was ill, not even my spouse. Our coverage was good, we were getting good care, And we hoped that the Dems would just leave it there. But while we still nestled, snug in our beds, Sweet visions of tax money danced in their [...]

DEM LEADERSHIP TRIES TO BUY STUPAK OFF

Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) says the Democrat leadership has been trying to buy him off. Unlike Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, however, Stupak is definitely not for sale: This shouldn’t be a bill where you use hush money … This isn’t an appropriations bill where you try to get the best projects for your state [...]