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Even Walmart can’t handle Obamacare

Earlier this week, Walmart Stores, the largest retailer in the world, announced that effective January 1, it will terminate health insurance[1] coverage for 30,000 part-time employees. Sadly, Walmart is just the latest in a string of retailers – including Home Depot and Target – forced to cut health coverage due to rising costs as a result of the Affordable Care Act. According to one Walmart official, “This year, the expenses were significant, and led us to make some tough decisions.” The company went on to say that the Affordable Care Act prompted larger-than-expected numbers of Walmart employees to enroll in health plans, driving up the ...

Texas almost opens the door to Obamacare Medicaid exchanges

Last week, the Texas House almost opened the door to expanded Medicaid coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, conservatives stepped up to prevent this disaster from happening. The Texas Tribune has the story: Hours after approving the measure, the Texas House backpedaled on an amendment to the 2013-14 budget that would have opened the door to negotiations on expanding Medicaid, a key provision of federal health care reform. “A lot of us didn’t really understand what was taking place,” said state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, who voted in favor of the amendment earlier in the day, then joined a united House Republican delegation in ...

Report: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to deport nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in 2015 declined to deport almost 20,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions – more than 200 of whom were convicted of murder; more than 900 of sex crimes and more than 12,000 of drunken driving, according to a government report. The Washington Examiner has the story: Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. Meanwhile, ICE said that ...

Financial expert: Entitlement spending by 2019 will eclipse tax revenue

The U.S. is experiencing one of the longest economic recoveries since the 1960s and could be teetering on recession, as interest on our debts continue to accrue and as entitlement spending continues to balloon over the next three years. Forbes has the commentary: The weakest recovery in modern history has stretched on for 69 months… Sometime in 2019, entitlement spending, defense, and interest will consume all the tax revenues collected by the US government. That means all spending for everything else will have to be borrowed. The CBO projects the deficit will rise to over $1 trillion by 2023. By that point, entitlement spending and net ...

Report: Americans in 2016 will pay Uncle Sam more than they’ll spend on clothing, food, housing

  The Tax Foundation in its annual report released Wednesday says by April 24 Americans will have earned enough money to pay their taxes for the year and that – collectively – Americans this year will spend more paying Uncle Sam than they will on clothing, food and housing combined. The Washington Examiner lists some of the key findings: — Collectively, Americans will spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined. — Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of almost $5.0 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation's income. ...

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Jenny Beth Martin: Obama’s SCOTUS pick defies will of the people

Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times underscores that Americans voting in a majority in the Senate in 2014 sent a resounding message to President Obama: No more liberal policies! Read Jenny Beth’s commentary below: President Obama’s insistence that Senate Republicans accede to his demands and confirm Judge Merrick Garland to be a new Justice of the Supreme Court directly contradict a simple fact of American political life – that more recent elections can (and often do) cancel the policy results of earlier elections. “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won,” the ...