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News Briefing for Friday, February 20th, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Co-Ops: A Bigger Scandal Than Solyndra? “The decline and bankruptcy of insurance co-ops conceived by Obamacare is being trumpeted as another emblem of the law’s many failures. But the fiasco speaks to a much more parochial flaw that animates progressive PGR -0.15% views on healthcare. The co-ops aren’t dying only because they were hastily constructed, or poorly managed. Their disaster is far more willful and deliberate. They meant to lose money. Last year, the co-ops made a big bet. While private plans were raising their premiums for the second year of Obamacare, the co-ops proposed sharp cuts. Liberal policy makers ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, September 16

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   ‘Obamacare Has Destroyed My Family’ “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Until your plan is mandated out of existence, which is exactly what happened to Pattie Curran, a North Carolina mother of three. Pattie says that she has witnessed her family’s health insurance coverage slip away with the implementation of the mandates of the “Affordable” Care Act. Two of Pattie’s sons were born with a rare bone marrow dysfunction syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease, which require continuous specialists visits, treatments, and ...

Obama’s new “grand bargain” avoids real tax reform and increases spending

From the Associated Press, reporting on the President’s speech yesterday: Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs. The offer was immediately panned by GOP lawmakers, who accused the president of repacking proposals he already supports and making no concessions to the opposing party. The Associated Press reports Senator John McCain (R-AZ) shot down the idea, as did Speaker Boehner and numerous other Republicans. What’s so bad about the President’s idea? First, his speech ...

Scandal-rama: Change the people or the system?

In recent weeks, a smorgasbord of scandals has hit the Obama Administration. From IRS harassment to phone tapping the Associated Press to the Benghazi cover-up to judicial targeting of a Fox News reporter – never mind the newly-revealed NSA tapping of cell phones – the Administration formerly known as transparent is losing support left, right, and center. How do we prevent scandals like these from ever happening again? In Washington, the solution is usually related to finding a scapegoat. Fire that person, give them a paid vacation, whatever. And once that solution is found, the establishment simply moves on. However, as Becky Gerritson of ...

Rep. McDermott’s plays “blame the victim” card on Tea Party

Yesterday, House Ways & Means Committee member Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blamed the victims of the IRS scandal for their difficulties in his opening statement. His speech can be seen here in full, along with an incomplete transcription. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) immediately shot down Rep. McDermott’s statement, and Fox News’ Megan Kelly hammered him with her typically solid analysis of the situation. However, Tea Party Patriots would like to add its own condemnation for several reasons: First, Rep. McDermott told witnesses that he hasn’t heard one solution from them about the IRS scandal. That’s not the job of the six ...

Tea Party shows Washington its Place

At yesterday’s Ways & Means Committee hearing in the House of Representatives, Members of Congress faced down articulate, tough speech by Tea Party leaders. Unafraid of those who hold power – as every American should be in a true “land of the free” – these leaders told America’s elected leaders in no uncertain terms exactly what happened to them. Two Tea Party leaders who have received a great deal of media attention are Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots in California and Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama. Karen’s opening statement was eloquent, poetic, and of a far higher quality than even the ...