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Rep. Paul Ryan’s dirty exchange

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 2:51 PM

“What we have now is a Medicare system that’s going bankrupt,” Ryan said. “The most important thing is saving Medicare for future generations and that’s by creating a Medicare offshoot which lets seniors put Medicare money toward private plans. Hello death bed! (Fox News) More > …


Hands off ObamaCare’s slush

In Breaking, ObamaCare on 03/2011 at 8:22 PM

House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy are blocking the efforts of Rep. Steve King and Rep. Michele Bachmann to defund the so-called “ObamaCare slush fund” via the continuing resolution or House spending bills, despite being told by House Republican leadership staff that they could do so under current House rules. Why? ( More > …

Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House-elect John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and Majority Leader-elect Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) (L) listen to Majority Whip-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. This was the first news conference following the House GOP leadership elections in the wake of the November's midterm elections.

Adopting Ryan’s Roadmap?

In Politics Watch on 03/2011 at 11:02 AM

In Jennifer Rubin’s new column, she looks at the alternatives to ObamaCare and wonders whether Ryan’s map, “a consumer driven system with appropriate government oversight,” will win out by 2012. (Washington Post) More > …


RomneyCare : ObamaCare?

In Politics Watch on 03/2011 at 1:40 PM

“It’s not that dissimilar to Obamacare, and you probably know I’m not a big fan of Obamacare. I just don’t think the mandates work … all the regulation they’ve put on it.” – Rep. Paul Ryan on Romney’s biggest mistake. (The Weekly Standard) More > …

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Pence: ‘Power of the Purse will kill ObamaCare’

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 11:11 AM

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence said in an interview with Stuart Varney, “if Congress cannot repeal ObamaCare outright it will make every effort to make sure the law cannot be funded.” The proof will be in his Purse! (Newsmax) More > …

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)

More tax burden on Americans

In How It Affects You on 02/2011 at 9:53 AM

The IRS is asking for $119 million in additional funds to enforce the tax portions of the health care overhaul in fiscal 2012. (Politico) More > …

Doctor’s call on American Spectator

In Breaking, ObamaCare, Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 9:28 AM

Seems our friends over at American Spectator forgot to do something important and that is checking their sources. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) claimed its budget of nearly $1 billion a year, but in fact it’s really $366.397 million in fiscal year 2012. That’s a huge difference when you compare the two. Now, who can you trust in the media? See our findings below:

AHRQ Budget Estimates for FY 2012 - Cover Page AHRQ Budget Estimates for FY 2012 - Budget Overview

Democrats and ObamaCare: king me!

In Politics Watch on 02/2011 at 9:27 AM

“Since the House declined to include this language in the CR, the rule must include a standard provision to protect my amendment from a point of order. My amendment would stop the $105.5 billion in automatic Obamacare funding already in the pipeline, and it would freeze Obamacare dead in its tracks.” – Rep. Steve King (R-IA) (Washington Times)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Economy, health care still top issues according to voters

In Breaking, ObamaCare on 02/2011 at 11:33 AM

“House Republicans are plotting aggressive spending cuts and planning to defund the national health care law in efforts to stimulate the anemic economy, the issue that remains at the forefront of voters’ minds.” (Rasmussen) More > …

Checking the 1099 repeal

In Breaking, ObamaCare on 02/2011 at 12:44 PM

Repealing the 1099 mandate shows a paradox that democracies often adopt policies that enrich minorities at the expense of the majority. (Kaiser Health News) More > …



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