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Rural Texans in no hurry to sign up for Obamacare

Fewer insurers in remote regions combined with higher health-insurance premiums are the reasons Texans in less populated areas of the state aren’t clamoring to “get covered” by Obamacare, according to a Stanford University study. Texas’ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story: “Small rural coverage regions under the Affordable Care Act have fewer insurers to choose from and higher prices relative to similar rural markets that get grouped in with larger urban markets nearby,” the report states … “Our association does not have any hard data, but as we talk to the rural hospitals, the sense that they continue to share with us is ...

Senator: Nuclear deal will allow Iran to ‘industrialize’ its nuclear-enrichment capability

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) Saturday released a statement lambasting the president's Iran nuclear agreement and the U.S. lifting sanctions on Iran and its terror-entrenched government with its litany of human-rights violations. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the inside story: "I opposed this flawed agreement, and fear its implementation shifts the leverage to Iran as sanctions are lifted in exchange for only limited and temporary restrictions, allowing Iran to industrialize its nuclear enrichment capability after a decade," Corker said ... Corker was co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review ...

ICYMI: Americans say big government is biggest threat to our future

A recent Gallup poll reveals Americans feel most threatened by big government. CNS News has the details: When asked to choose among big government, big labor and big business, Americans overwhelmingly name big government as the biggest threat to the country in the future. According to Gallup, almost nine in 10 Republicans (88%) say big government is the biggest threat to the future of the country, 67% of independents and 53% of Democrats say the same. Results for the Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 2-6, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 824 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 ...

IRS could still be targeting Americans for their religious, political beliefs

Those at the Internal Revenue Service may still be unfairly setting their sights on Americans based on religious and political beliefs, say investigators from the Government Accountability Office. The Blaze has the inside scoop: “The control deficiencies increase the risk of selecting organizations for audit in an unfair manner — for example, based on an organization’s religious, educational, political, or other views,” said one of two GAO investigations of the IRS released Wednesday. One of the GAO reports focused on problems in the IRS Wage and Investment Unit, the other on the Small Business and Self-Employed Unit. The House Ways ...

Poll: Americans don’t want Obama to bypass Congress on immigration

A new Rasmussen poll shows voters are dissatisfied with Obama’s unilateral approach to granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Voters aren't happy," said Rasmussen's Alex Boyer in a video poll release. "Voters are clear: They don't want the president using executive orders to go around Congress," she added. Take gun control. She said that just one-third believe Obama should go it alone. But it's worse with immigration. "That's more support for executive action than the president gets regarding his plan to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Just 26 percent think ...

Veterans Affairs labor contract favors hiring union bureaucrats over vets

The union contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the agency “in all cases” give preference to union bureaucrats over veterans – this despite federal law that allows vets to apply for positions otherwise only open to current employees. The Daily Caller has the details: The Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) states, “Prior to considering candidates from outside the bargaining unit, the department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection … in all cases … first and full consideration shall be given to any best qualified candidates within the ...

CBO: Medicaid, Social Security expected to balloon budget deficit over next decade

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the budget deficit will continue to grow over the next 10 years as the elderly retire and seek more medical care. Meanwhile, budget expenditures this year already exceed expenditures from this time last year. ABC News has the details: Economists at JPMorgan Chase are predicting that the deficit for this budget year will total $425 billion. The Congressional Budget Office, which will update its forecast later this month, had predicted in August that the deficit this year would shrink even more to $414 billion but then begin rising for the rest of the decade and will top $1 trillion again by 2025. The ...

Support for tax reform grows as Wall Street CEO says current tax code is ‘legitimate concern’

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon in an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo this week says that he, whose company received bailout money, thinks Congress needs to reform tax policy and structure it to “help everyone compete.” FOX Business Network has the exclusive: DIMON: Tax reform, if it's done right, would help business grow faster, and would help all Americans. And, you know, we've had this debate, this corporate tax and individual tax, and we're not going to help the companies, or we don't want to help the individuals. What you want to do is help everyone compete. Remember, when companies do well they also pass better prices onto consumers, ...

President Obama’s brand of ‘Hope and Change’ comes with a hefty price tag

President Obama talked a big game during his pre-presidency stump speeches but proved he is full of hot air when it comes to rolling back red tape and revitalizing our economy. The Daily Signal lays it out for us: That mountain of debt he promised to rein in is now larger than it has ever been. The national debt was $10.6 trillion when Obama came into office in 2009. It now stands at $18.9 trillion—an astounding 80-percent increase in just seven years, the largest increase in history. Our government debt now eclipses the size of our economy. Despite initially signaling that he was open to slowing discretionary spending—the portion of the ...

New York Post skewers Obamacare in recent editorial

The New York Post editorial board ripped into Obamacare in a Sunday editorial titled “Beyond Obamacare — the light at the end of the tunnel,” underscoring how disastrous the so-called “Affordable Care Act” has been for the ill and non-ill alike. Read the scathing editorial here: Start with Obama’s “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance” lie: In fact, his law canceled the policies of at least 6 million Americans. Yet the worst lie may have been calling it the Affordable Care Act. These plans are terrible for anyone who actually gets really sick. Policies sold on the exchanges have high deductibles, plus stiff ...