Category Archives: Obamacare BS

OBAMACARE, CRUZ AND THE TRUMP CRACK-UP

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Donald Trump’s wacky accusation that Ted Cruz “gave us Obamacare.” Trump’s loss in Iowa has driven him over the edge: Most of us who have followed the GOP nomination contest expected Donald Trump to show his posterior pursuant to his loss to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, [...]

OBAMACARE TIGHTENS YOKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest burden placed on small businesses by the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act.” This may be the dumbest provision in the law, and that’s a high bar to get over. One of the worst of Obamacare’s ill-conceived provisions went quietly into effect on January 1. The employer mandate, [...]

OBAMACARE ENDURES LINGCHI

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the economic realities that are catching up with Obamacare. Its morass of perverse incentives are slowly dismembering the thing piece by piece. Until the 19th century, the Chinese practiced a method of torture called lingchi. Better known as “death by a thousand cuts” it involved slicing small pieces of [...]

OCARE GRANT SCANDAL: CONGRESS AWAKES!

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the fact that the House has finally decided to conduct a serious investigation into the billions of unspent Obamacare start-up grants that disappeared into the coffers of Democrat states never to be seen again: Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of [...]

GRANT THEFT OBAMACARE

In the American Spectator I discuss $3.2 billion in Obamacare start-up grants that Democrat-run states never spent and refuse to return to CMS. They have, in effect, stolen this money from the taxpayers. Between 2010 and 2014, CMS) awarded $4.6 billion in Obamacare start-up grants to 16 Democrat-controlled states and the District of Columbia. $1.4 [...]

OBAMACARE’S BLUE STATE MONEY LAUNDRY

In the American Spectator, I discuss the apparent intention of the Obama administration to create Democrat slush funds by laundering federal grant money through state-based exchanges. When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare [...]

A BONUS FOR A BOTCHED OBAMACARE EXCHANGE

In today’s American Spectator I ask how Maryland can recoup money from an IT contractor for an ill-fated “marketplace” that was paid for with taxpayer dollars provided by the federal government: When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no [...]

O’MALLEY, OBAMACARE & THE TECHNOCRACY MYTH

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Martin O’Malley’s pose as a “technocrat” and the disaster he presided over when Maryland tried to launch its Obamacare exchange: When Democrat Martin O’Malley announced his presidential bid, the media billed him as part of a new generation of talented technocrats. The former Maryland governor, as one outlet put [...]

WHY KRUGMAN LIES ABOUT OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss Paul Krugman’s pathological need to paint a completely counterfactual picture of Obamacare’s performance: We have all known someone who, having paid an exorbitant sum for a car that seems to spend a lot of time in the shop, insists it’s the best automobile he’s ever owned. That´s Paul Krugman [...]

OBAMACARE IS HERE TO PREY

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the continuing depredations of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” as well as our President’s pathetic delusions about its permanence and efficacy: Saturday morning, fresh from his latest victory over the rule of law, President Obama delivered his weekly address to the bored technicians and sycophantic aides who make [...]