Chief Justice John Roberts' re-write of the Affordable Care Act now goes on the books as another nod to federal government authority over the limitations imposed, either knowingly or unwittingly, by the people’s branch — Congress. Yes, the Executive Branch can define what our laws mean — even if it is the opposite of what the words in the law say.
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Senate Republicans who won a majority because of Obamacare anger now seem ready put business lobbyists ahead of voters in tackling the Affordable Care Act. Medical device makers have put millions into lobbying for ACA tax relief. But putting the pleas of medical device makers for Obamacare tax relief ahead of the pleas of the voters who returned Republicans to a Senate majority would be a mistake. A big one.
A willing suspension of disbelief is essential to enjoying a good play, but it’s a disaster when the media adopts it in place of skepticism -- especially toward those in government.
Obamacare is a flea bitten dog that never would have been enacted without wholesale and deliberate falsehoods said over and over again by Barack Obama and every Democrat cheerleader. It never would have been enacted without legislative sleights-of-hand and backroom bribes offered to key Democrats.
The problem with repealing Obamacare is that every bill passed by the Republican-led House dies on the vine in the Senate.
When he was pushing Congress to pass Obamacare back in 2009, President Obama scolded critics of his health care overhaul for misleading people about the consequences of his bill. Of course people will be able to keep their doctors and health care plans under Obamacare, he said.
A lot of conservative voters and pundits are feeling depressed about the endless and destructive GOP presidential primary.
It's now entirely clear why Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass Obamacare to know what it contained. This week marks the law’s one-year anniversary, and what we've learned is not good. If this had happened in the private sector, someone would be facing charges for false advertising.
Inside Washington, fear permeates a political class uncomfortable with growing citizen awareness and broad rejection of Washington insiders’ self-serving public policies. Outside Washington, fear can be found, too — fear that the American Dream is being strangled to death by our leaders. The elections were the barometer telling us that new public pressure is just beginning.
National Democratic Party officials now say the special election to fill John Murtha’s seat in Pennysvania’s 12th Congressional district foretells election outcomes this fall. Whether true or not, it was also a sordid tale that reflects tactics that make obvious a fundamental contempt for the American public.
April 15 is about to teach another American civics lesson to every taxpayer and it’s not what we learned in school.