As our health care insanity continues there will be more and more draconian cuts to physicians’ reimbursements. Specialty medicine will decline at an ever escalating pace as physicians see no reward for the hard work and devotion required to become specialized caregivers. Fewer and fewer hospitals will be able to withstand the onslaught of federal audits for so called “fraudulent” payment practices. The delivery of medical care is already overburdened as the demand grows for “free” and “cheap” care. This article describes why these consequences will occur as we skip down the rosy path of ”guaranteed’ health care.
“Earlier this month there was tremendous press attention to new data indicating that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s health insurance exchanges had surpassed 7 million.”
“Our national discussion, however, is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come.”
Here’s a little levity on Tax Day (if that’s possible). You may rest assured, however, that every cent you pay will be put to good use. And by the way, I’m sure all those folks out there with free cell phones are extending you their warm appreciation. Whether or not you’ve heard Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” you can appreciate this Tax Day parody by Reason’s Remy.
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Fox News: Citizens put in the crosshairs of their own government – how could this be happening in America?
From the ATF to Homeland Security to environmental agencies, powerful forces are turning against Americans who thought the government was on their side.
The truth is, even in the representative democracy of the United States of America, if the government goes after you it can be a nightmare.
In this Fox News special, the Fox News Reporting team uncovers several alarming stories of government officials taking on private citizens who don’t believe they did anything wrong.
And that’s what makes it so scary – if it could happen to them, it could happen to anyone.
As you watch this presentation, please keep the following quote in mind:
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
Here is the complete Fox News Special broken down into six YouTube segments by the Mass Tea Party. The documentary first aired on Saturday, March 5th, 2014. Truth is stranger than fiction – and scarier:
Introduction and The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 1
IRS Targeting – Part 1
IRS Targeting – Part 2
The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 2 and Conclusion
As owner of a business that delivers healthcare Obama’s budget has me chomping at the bit to grow, expand, explode with new jobs! Good luck with that…
“President Obama unveiled an ambitious $3.9 trillion budget blueprint Tuesday that seeks billions of dollars in fresh spending to boost economic growth but also pledges to tame the national debt by raising taxes on the wealthy, slashing payments to health providers and overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.”
“The liberal defenders of government power attack concentrations of wealth, but in the true concentration of wealth is not found in the hands of a few billionaires, but in the hands of the government.”
“The editorialists talk about income inequality and the 1 percent, but they focus on individuals rather than institutions, and it is the concentration of wealth and power in institutions that threaten civil liberties.
The top 10 wealthiest men and women in America barely have 250 billion dollars between them. Federal budgets run into the trillions of dollars, and the national debt approaches 15 trillion dollars. And that’s not taking into account state budgets.”
“That is the difference between the wealth wielded by the 10th wealthiest man in America, and the mayor of a single city. And that is the real concentration of wealth. Not in the hands of individuals, but at every level of government, from the municipal to the state houses to the White House.”
On his Tuesday radio show following the U.S. House of Representative’s 221-201 vote to allow a so-called clean hike in the federal government’s borrowing limit, conservative talker took aim at the Republican leadership and other Republican members in the House for going along and voting for the hike.
A must read article about the war on poverty. The producers know that unless we truly embrace free market principles no amount of redistribution of wealth will work.
Article by Matthew Vadum-
Fifty years after liberals launched their sacrosanct “War on Poverty,” Americans, and black Americans in particular, aren’t better off. But neo-Marxist ideologue that he is, President Obama is determined to double-down on leftist failure, widening the so-called war by calling for the biggest welfare spending increases in American history— amounting to more than $10 trillion over a decade, according to the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector.
Left-wingers have successfully been changing the subject, moving the discussion away from their policy failures for 50 years now.
Why should they change a winning formula now? They know they can continue to count on taxpayer funding for their adventures in leftist activism.
Today, radio talk show host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin called for a Republican boycott of this month’s State of the Union speech. Its purpose would be to demonstrate their opposition to the lack of the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress adherence to the Constitution. Will the Republicans unite and follow Conservative principles? Or will they attack those who do, as they did last September leading up to the shutdown? This post continues below the video.
MARK LEVIN: Here’s what should happen at the State of the Union speech. Since these men and women will not use the Constitution to defend this nation, since they will not use the Constitution to confront a lawless president; worse yet, since their funding his activities with these omnibus bills filled with all kinds of crap. What the Republicans should do is boycott the State of the Union. They should boycott the State of the Union so half of the House floor, because that’s where they meet, is empty. And they should get together and present their own case on the State of the Union and explain in an articulate and concise way what the State of the Union is, and how the president threatens this republic. They need to do something bold that will get the attention of some of our fellow citizens and which the media, which will attack it, but cannot ignore it.
If they’re not going to take a stand constitutionally and legally, they should at least take a stand on the steps of the Capitol or somewhere. Together, shoulder to shoulder, and say we have a lawless president doing lawless things and make their case to the American people.
It would be historic, it would be profound. That finally, the opposition party demonstrates that it opposes not just the Democratic party, but the destruction of this republic by this president and his willing dupes in Congress. Obama does what he needs to do, Harry Reid does what he needs to do, God knows Pelosi did the same thing. We’re not talking about civil disobedience here, we’re not talking about doing anything lawless, boycott the State of the Union Speech. Stand shoulder to shoulder. Give the American people a choice: Between Liberty and tyranny.
The top five most important charts for 2013 as researched by the Heritage Foundation.
Ah, the law of unintended (or intended) consequences:
Hike the minimum wage. For politicians trying to show their concern for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, it’s a simple solution. It’s catching on again, with several states and municipalities approving local hikes, and a proposal before Congress to hike it by an unprecedented amount, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next two years.
Unfortunately, this seemingly obvious remedy is also a very bad idea, not only for the economy as a whole, but for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.
Indeed, studies show that the latest congressional hike would likely eliminate some 300,000 jobs per year and lower our national economic output by more than $40 billion annually. Why? Because raising the cost of labor naturally makes it more expensive to hire, leading cash-strapped employers with no choice but to slow down or freeze hiring. Read more at: heritage.org.
Boehner Gets His Scalp
By Harold Callahan – December 11, 2013
The Speaker of the House of Representatives got a scalp today with the firing of conservative congressional staffer and stalwart Paul Teller.
For over a decade, Mr. Teller guided the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the most influential and important conservative group in Congress, as its Executive Director. The RSC came to prominence in the early 1990s when George Bush, Dick Darman and company attempted to force a tax increase on the American people. The group rallied members and ultimately defeated the first version of the tax increase in the House.
The group has always been an independent voice for conservatives in Congress. Through the Bush years — from sellouts on education and prescription drugs — the RSC and Teller held steadfast to their conservative views making life for the Leadership difficult.
Late last year, the Leadership engineered the election of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to head the organization, fearing that his opponent Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) could not be controlled. Scalise kept Teller at the helm but the relationship was always tenuous.
When news broke that Rep. Paul Ryan and the leadership were engineering the repeal of the sequester, Mr. Teller went to work. He informed conservative groups throughout DC about the impending sell-out. While Teller never lost his nerve, Scalise did. He fired Teller, no doubt on the demands of the Speaker.
Any smart member of Congress would snatch up Mr. Teller and use his knowledge and influence to build conservative opposition to the Leadership. If no one is willing to stand up, at least Mr. Teller can leave Congress with his head held high. Mr. Scalise and the House GOP Leadership cannot.
His opposition to the Ryan-Boehner Budget Sellout was too much for the leadership to stomach.
The ramifications of the budget deal sanctioned by Rep Paul Ryan and his Progressive buddies as described by David Horowitz…
“Rep. Paul Ryan, without any protest from (Republican) (italics mine) leadership, handed Democrats the biggest legislative victory in months.”
“Since the national debt right now is about $17.233 trillion, Ryan’s deal with Murray did virtually nothing to change the national debt from current law. Current law and the Ryan deal each increase the national debt by about $8 trillion over the next decade.
The deal, according to two different congressional GOP sources with knowledge of the situation, would increase spending by by well over $44 billion in 2014 and $18 billion in 2015. The deal purports to make up this increase with higher revenues now and spending cuts later in the decade.”
It would appear that Paul Ryan is now happily wearing the mantle of the progressive Republican.
“Based on what has been reported so far, the Ryan-Murray plan seems like outright capitulation to the big spending, big government agenda of both parties’ lobbyist class. In fact, the op-eds already coming out for it are being written by those who stand to profit from more spending.”
I guess it depends on what the definition of fixed is.
As seen on Justice with Judge Jeanine – Fox News – 12-7-13
The White House tries to defend health care lies daily as the true value of this program continues to disappoint a sizable portion of the American public. Dr. Ben Carson joins Judge Jeanine to weigh in with his take on the current disastrous situation.