Republicans Should Reject Paul Ryan’s Budget-Busting Abomination
“Why? For starters, because the people swearing to uphold new caps ten years from now are the same ones eviscerating the caps they agreed to barely two years ago. If they can’t be trusted to keep short-term promises, why on earth should they be trusted to keep long-term ones? A great way to show you won’t be trustworthy tomorrow is to break your word today.” (via Ace)
Half the budget cuts don’t even happen until 2022, which means probably never. And Protein Wisdom points out that secret budget negotiations are not fitting to a representative republic, but are the tools of ruling regimes.
It also allows taxes to be raised on a simple majority rather than requiring 60 votes. Republicans are not our friends, people.
Smart Diplomacy in action– this administration admits it lied to allies about the deal with Iran.
Only our media would report as “progress” the fact that thus far ObamaCare has resulted in only 364k sign-ups after cancelling 5.2 million policies. The White House and some in the media are also incorrectly using the word enrollee. You have to pay for your first premium in order to enroll, and according to some insurers, payment rates languish in the 5-15% arena.
You know that kid in the room whose reactions are always several beats behind everybody else’s? Sibellius demands investigation into failed Obamacare website: http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/hilarious-clueless-sebelius-demands-investigation-into-screwed-up-obamacare-website/
Number of times Sibellius and Obama have met since ObamaCare was passed? Once.
Yes, yes it is ObamaCare, and no, that’s not a racist term.
The devastating effect of ObamaCare on small businesses is even worse than we knew. It’s good for insurance companies, though. Big Government always is good for Big Business. Not so much for cottage industries and small, independent entrepreneurs.
About 74 percent of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan have taken place under Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama’s watch. And what was one of Bush’s worst years for casualites is a number Obama would love to have. The media is covering this assiduously, of course, if assiduously means by pretending it’s not happening, looking the other way and whistling.
In June, Sebelius described 7 million consumers in the first year as a “realistic target.” One day before HealthCare.gov launched Oct. 1, NBC News asked Sebelius: “What does success look like?”
“Well, I think success looks like at least 7 million people having signed up by the end of March 2014,” she responded.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/seven-million-customers-obamacare-affordable-care-act-health-insurance-100989.html#ixzz2nBmv0SDq
But about five million have lost their coverage, thanks to the lie about keeping your coverage if you liked it, and only 365,000 people have actually purchased insurance through the new exchanges (with another 800,000 who have been added to Medicare roles). It’s not sustainable, and it’s not how the White House or the press was defining ‘success’ before the disastrous launch of the website. It is now, though. Failure. The new success. Read more.
The IRS scandal continues, not that you’d know this from reading the mainstream media.
Staff on the Hill warned that information that comes from the ObamaCare web exchange is not reliable. That’s nice.
More on the idiotic school that has suspended and may expel a 6 year old kid, labeling him a sexual harasser on his permanent record because he kissed a girl:
Hunter spent Monday at home, under suspension from school. The school-district superintendent says, in KRDO’s paraphrase, that “Hunters’ [sic] actions fit the school policy description of ‘sexual harassment.’ . . . The school district also says Hunters’ [sic] parents may believe that kissing the girl at school is overall acceptable–but that’s where the school disagrees.”
Clearly buffoons are in charge of the school and the district, but what does that have to do with Obama? The answer is that these buffoons are following orders from Washington.
In April 2011 Russlynn Ali, then assistant education secretary for civil rights, issued a directive in which she threatened to withhold federal money from any educational institution that failed to take a hard enough line against sexual misconduct to ensure “that all students feel safe in their school.” The directive’s preamble declared: “The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.”
The Ali directive has received attention mostly for its application in higher education, including our Saturday exposé of Auburn University’s comically unprofessional and shockingly unjust Discipline Committee. But the mandate to prevent and punish “sexual harassment” applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funding, including elementary and secondary schools.
“If a school knows or reasonably should know about student-on-student harassment that creates a hostile environment, Title IX [of a 1972 civil rights law] requires the school to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects,” Ali wrote. The music teacher and other school officials were faithfully if ridiculously executing that command when they investigated the tip from the kids who tattled.
Why, again, do we trust bureacrats? Why do we keep giving them more power? Why do we assume they know better than we do what is best for us?
Obligatory: This is how the POTUS behaves at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Play the ‘what if that had been Bush’ game. Not even Obama’s wife seems pleased.
Okay, that was funny, and Twitchy even has some photos where it looks like the First Couple traded seats, but please. We have no idea what we’re really seeing, other than a snapshot. My face looks angry in repose to a lot of people. It looks angry when I am merely sad, or thinking. I’ve been told I look mad when I am only concentrating on a crochet stitch. I’m not giving Michelle a free pass, this IS a free pass. It’s just a photo. So they changed seats? Maybe the Danish PM asked to sit next to Michelle because she wanted to talk to her. Maybe the President offered to trade seats with his wife because he thought she would get a better view. Who knows? Who cares?
Meanwhile, former President Bush also attended the funeral . He and his wife were the first to stand to give President Obama a standing ovation.
Here’s a long story on Nelson Mandela’s funeral in general.
More important than the hyuking it up over a couple of photographs that don’t really mean all that much- a hallucinating schizophrenic at that funeral stood 3 feet away from numerous international heads of state and pretended to be a sign language interpreter.
MSNBC calls those who are amused by the selcas and the seeming mad-face sexist and racist, which is as predictable as the sun rising.
Meanwhile, the DHS finally fires the government employee who called for the mass murder of whites.
Updated to add: Wow. Unions paid MSNBC’s Schultz $177,000 in 2012, $75,000 in 2013.