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rse

I think very few people appreciate just how much Obamacare crashes everything that currently works well in healthcare.

It's like targeting K-12 education to what works for the bottom 50% of students and making it applicable to all.

Hugely expensive in both instances and everything good gets squeezed out. In the end both education and health care become sectors that provide employment for adults but nothing else of what is needed.

James D.

As the saying goes, that's not a bug, it's a feature.

henry

Hugely expensive in both instances and everything good gets squeezed out.

As good a definition of government as any. Government activity needs to be pared back to those things which simply don't work in the private sector -- defense and criminal law. The rest is pure waste.

maryrose

This Healthcare Law continues to be a disaster that no one wants anymore. No dems talk about it. They just ignore it while it reeks havoc on the people of America.This if no other reason should be why Obama is handed his walking papers. this is an immense failure on his part. His series of mistakes are legend at this point and it is obvious he is an incompetent overly-sensitive buffoon. I think the latest lay-off kerfuffle where they actually BREAK the LAW should be highlighted if for no other reason than to put a spotlight on it and show americans how far these people will go to manipulate info given to the public. Our job is to continue to illuminate the fraud and the lies.
As for Pennsylvania and the Voter ID-is there a appeal process? I also love how it was conveniently decided before the election.

DebinNC

Twitter: Gov. Robert Bentley announced this afternoon that Alabama will not submit an "essential health benefits" plan for Alabama, a step in setting up state health insurance exchanges required under the Affordable Care Act. 1.

South Dakota guv did the same last week.

maryrose

should an appeal process...

Sue

Small businesses are already feeling Obamacare. I've had several people mention to me something they are now having to do because of Obamacare.

maryrose

DEbinNC:
This is the only way to fight it. Defy the president,as he does Congress ,the courts and us.

Ranger

OT, but via Instapundit's crew, this seems like an interesting bit if information:

Report: Top Hezbollah operative in Syria killed

I guess we could call this "Green on Green."

I wonder who could have given the FSA the tip on where he would be and when?

Hmmmmm.

NK

James D@2:16 is correct. Obamacare has two main objectives; 1. create a much bigger MEDICAID entitlement and pay for it with higher taxes on workers (welfare and wealth distribution), and 2. foul up private health insurance so badly, that single payer results by default-- fully socialized medicene. NEITHER is desired by a clear majority of voters-- one more reason Bam will lose.

DebinNC

Argus Leader:
"South Dakota will not set up a state health insurance exchange where the uninsured, among others, could use premium subsidies authorized by the health care reform law to buy coverage, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday.

“After extensive research and analysis, it has become very apparent that operating our own exchange will simply not work for South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said in a statement.

“The federal law requires exchanges to be self-sustaining by 2015, which means we would either have to charge a fee to South Dakota citizens using the exchange or increase taxes, neither of which I am willing to do,” said Gov. Daugaard, who describes the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as an “ill-advised law” that he hopes is repealed.

Is it defying, or is it simply wisely choosing the legal option BOzobots foolishly put in the putrid bill? The fabulous thing is there's no need to be defiant.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Wasn't number 1 already essentially struck down?

cathyf

It's just amazing about the layoff notice stuff. The US Government is BROKE so at the end of the year we are going to have draconian spending cuts. And the administration is telling defense contractors to break the law, and then the administration will use government money, taxpayer money, THE MONEY THAT WE DON'T HAVE AND THAT'S WHY THERE ARE GOING TO BE LAYOFFS, to pay the companies' legal fees after they break the law by not giving legally-required notice about the layoffs.

maryrose

cathyf:
If someone made a big deal about this insane deal I bet they would send the layoff notices. This is a scandal that should not be pushed under the rug. Someone needs to tell Obama and Bernanke that there is no more federal money- We can't spend anymore. If Obsama had the balls to make a proper deal with Boehner we would not be in this untenable position. Once again the buck stops with Preezy.

maryrose

DebinNC
I did not know about the legal option in the bill. I suppose I should have read the entire bill. But, you know, no one else seems to be reading it. So you know, I thought it would be alright.{sarcasm}

James D.

CH, the comments are even worse. This one in particular got me:

Miserliness is not an attractive quality in humans. It is very much misplaced in a politician, especially one aspiring to the highest office. Politicians spread the dough, or at least the reassurances, around.

It's not THEIR f**king dough to spread around! That's why we're in the massive, endless, unfixable financial hole we're in!

maryrose

NK;
Fed Govt. is not allowed to deprive states of Medicaid funds if they do not comply. That is our victory from Roberts. Yes I do think Roberts will get another bite of the apple and help Romney abolish this bill.

Rob Crawford

What a pack of racists -- calling Romney niggardly.

Captain Hate

James D, I usually don't wade into the moshpit with those vermin. It's like a online leper colony of imbeciles wallowing in their own stupidity.

NK

I was talking about the Fed Budget side of Obamacare-- it expands the entitlemnt and take $700B from Medicare to help pay for the expansion. States can't be penalized for not expanding, but the Blue and Purple states will, and the Fed taxpayer will be on the hook. People continue to miss the fact that Obamacare is a $700B transfer from retired WORKERS on Medicare to unemployed poor and illegal immigrants in the expnded Medicaid entitlement.

Sara

People continue to miss the fact that Obamacare is a $700B transfer from retired WORKERS on Medicare to unemployed poor and illegal immigrants in the expnded Medicaid entitlement.

Romney and now Ryan too pound on this day after day. The media refuse to believe it and for the rest, I think the significance sails right over their heads.

centralcal

MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism -- in both directions!

James D.

Also on Drudge today:

"Gov't Urges Parents to Use School Lunches As a Model for Family Dinner..." (article in LUN).

Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes "may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria."

But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier:

"We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier," the USDA blogged on Monday. "We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible."

I recommend the USDA shut the hell up and stop telling American citizens how and what to eat.

I also recommend reviewing the staff at the USDA and firing at least 90% of them, if not just defunding the whole damn agency.

Melinda Romanoff

James D.-

I'd settle for routine slaughterhouse inspections.

James D.

Melinda,

Do you mean the USDA routinely inspecting slaughterhouses, or USDA employees being slaughtered at them, with routine inspections to ensure it's being done as humanely as possible?

Melinda Romanoff

I got a quarter here somewhere....

Heads it's inspections, tails it's inspectors.

NK

I've been censured for less graphic comments than 4:02 and 4:04....

centralcal

MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE

Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate... MORE

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hhhhmmmm. Network? Which unbiased network I wonder is debating - obviously they put out clues to Matt Drudge, so I think the debate is over and they are greasing the skids for optimal interest in when they drop their tape.

Melinda Romanoff

Consider yourself censussed, if it'll make you feel any better.

Old Lurker

I wish CathyF's story about those layoff notices would get some legs.

So now the President, who already decides which laws to enforce and which to ignore, is actually willing to pay companies to break the law he now finds politically inconvenient (which law he signed into being, did he not?)

Move along, nothing to see here...either.

Old Lurker

Truthfully I don't understand how a corporate officer or director of a Sarbanes Oxley public company could do what Obama asks, nor how the auditor could ignore it.

But that's just me.

NK

I do indeed feel better!.... but I will say that the taste scolds do seem to have arbitrary standards. No criticism meant, just an observation.

NK

OldLurker -- I don't litigate SarBox, but i think Defense Co CEOs have an out to sign their SEC filings... the chief executive of the Fed gov't gave us a waiver, we had legal and ethical reasons to rely on the POTUS. How does the DOJ prosecute that as a crime?

Stephanie

That legal fees for pink slips is some large 'walking around money' on our dime.

I thought bribes weren't tax deductible and subject to 100% penalty. Love to see the tax accounting on this one.

I think I'll join wee Davey on this one and scream "Corporations are not people!!!" :sarc:

Yikes!

Stephanie

Truthfully I don't understand how a corporate officer or director of a Sarbanes Oxley public company could do what Obama asks, nor how the auditor could ignore it.

Once they have you by the short hairs...

we had legal and ethical reasons to rely on the POTUS. How does the DOJ prosecute that as a crime?

Otter defense: 'You fucked up, you trusted us.'


NK

Stephanie-- while the CEOs have no prosecution worries, the soon to be laid off workers will sue someone.. hmm.. who?...why the Fed Gov't of course for giving an illegal waiver and indemnity. Taxpayers take it in the neck again.

NK

"Otter defense: 'You fucked up, you trusted us.'" the you can't trust us reasoning many times prevents the regulated from attacking the government, but here it's a shield against a government indictment of an intentiional SarBox crime. The CEOs can sleep easily at night IMO.

Rob Crawford
Truthfully I don't understand how a corporate officer or director of a Sarbanes Oxley public company could do what Obama asks, nor how the auditor could ignore it.

Remember how they pulled that guy who made "Innocence of Muslims" in "for questioning" in the middle of the night, with a gaggle of reporters and a gang of FBI agents? And how he's now in solitary because of "parole violations"?

Imagine you're an executive in a corporation. The government can pull your license to conduct business. They can audit you, your business, all your officers, and your stock-holders. They can turn a minor upset employee into a decades-long legal battle. They can send every OSHA, health department, EPA, and who-knows-what inspector through your facilities.

They can re-write your bonds to take ownership of your company away and give it to a union.

Chicago rules, writ large.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Kind of like the NY AG suing JP Morgan for alleged Bear Stearns fraud after the government essentially compels JPM to buy the Bear carcass.

NK

RobC@4:29 all true. Ig@430-- it is kinda funny isn't it. Something tells me Geithner and Bernanke won't like being hauled in to give pre-trial depositions in that case.

narciso

And this is the way Kirsanow's latest begins;

San Diego — A San Diego Police department spokesman confirmed today that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under investigation for extreme animal cruelty related to the abduction and possible abuse of a city trash collector’s dog.

Features Jeff Spicoli, who is marginally smarter than Sean Penn, marginally,

Old Lurker

NK I was not concerned about a DoJ prosecution for the reason you mentioned. But the real risk of those signed CEO/CFO Sarbox certifications is the liability they open one to to shareholders and the like, and not just corporate liability but personal (esp if the officer indemnification/insurance does not apply for known lies). I would not sign one based on Obama promising to love me in the morning.

narciso

I missed the Yost reference, earlier, as if legislative history mattered.

Frau Zorn

More leading from behind:

“I don’t know why the Americans don’t come here,” said Wissam Bin Hamid, commander of the Libyan Shield Brigade, a militia that came under sustained attack while helping defend the second compound on Sept. 11. “Maybe they are afraid.”


Danube of Thought

"may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria."

But then they'll come to love them, as human nature changes yet again under the gentle guidance of the Left.

NK

Old Lurker@5:02 all fair points.

NK

DoT - we werenever at war with Oceana....

Stephanie

OL, I was asked once to sign something similar for a company I worked for that was French with all C levels foreign officers (except me - the treasurer) and I resigned. That was the late 80s early 90s.

No way in hell would I sign that or not comply with the law as written and intended.

jimmyk

as human nature changes yet again under the gentle guidance of the Left.

You vill enchoy ze vegetables!

Porchlight

Thread on the Drudge-reported video at HotAir - all just rumors, but seems like the video is of Obama and not Romney. Drudge screencap there says "Obama's Other Race Speech":

hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/october-surprise-drudge-teasing-potentially-gamechanging-video-to-be-released-tonight/

anonamom

Re: USDA "nutrition" recs--
That would be the same USDA that created the food pyramid out of thin air, with its eight servings of grains a day (to help a certain Senator McGovern's constituancy), which has contributed in a massive part to the epidemic of obesity and the health care costs associated with it.

Stop eating grains (processed carbs) , watch the weight fall off.

daddy

"wouldn't it be swell to see John Roberts get another bite of this apple?"

Cannot think of anything scarier than that.

It struck me in reading the exchange between Brown and Warren in last nights debate (Kagen's my favorite, vs Scalia's my favorite) that no one is ever going to say John Roberts is my favorite.

Extraneus

Drudge:

THE ACCENT... THE ANGER... THE ACCUSATIONS...
THE SHOUT OUT TO REV. WRIGHT, WHO IS IN AUDIENCE...
FOXNEWS 9 PM ET...

Extraneus


I'm all for it.

MarkO

But, are you all in?

Danube of Thought

At this point I don't think even a dead woman or a live boy would be a game-changer for about 44% of our fellow citizens.

Annoying Old Guy
How their CPU doesn't blow up from the contradictions, is a mystery

At least that's a good reason to not have bothered to read the legislation. What does it really matter what it actually says anyway?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey AOG,
I thanked you a few days back for that Buffalo router/access point recommendation but don't know if you saw it.
Thanks again. Works great.

Annoying Old Guy

Excellent. I'm always very nervous about stuff like that because as a pro it's hard for me to tell what works for normal people. Remember that if you have a smart phone you should be able to hook it up as well and save phone bandwidth while you're at home.

BURG Watch Phone

Little companies are already sensation Obama care. I've had several individuals discuss to me something they are now having to do because of Obama care.

Amy Krussell

Job well done guys, quality information.


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