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.
In a time not too long ago, if one read this, it would be pretty good fiction. Unfortunately today it is becoming an accepted idea for the 50% of Americans who live on wealth redistribution.
From Canada Free Press-
In a testament to the literal bankruptcy of socialism, a report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advocates for both a massive tax increase and a“one-off” worldwide tax of approximately 10 percent on anyone with more assets than debt. The former idea is a proven economic non-starter. The latter idea amounts to outright plundering. Released in October, “Taxing Times” makes the case that ever-expanding government debt, coupled with rising levels of income inequality, leaves policy-makers with few other options for dealing with the fiscally irresponsible welfare states they themselves created. It is a level of fiscal irresponsibility that has pushed the average level of public debt to a “historic peak” of 110 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is 35 percent higher than it was in 2007.
Continue reading- http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/59666
Well to be fair, it’s not just President Obama, it’s most Democrats who want to continue expanding that redistribution of wealth philosophy. You say it can’t happen because this is America. Yeah, that’s as absurd as saying that everyone will be required to have health insurance. Oops- It can happen just like it did in Argentina a few years ago.
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. One egregious attempt was the proposal, following the 2010 financial crisis, to “safeguard” retirement savings by requiring that they be rolled over into Treasury bonds.
Really… Like Barack Husein Obama would actually sign up for Obamacare
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Source: WJRR Orlando FL
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov. The session was divided into two panels with the following witnesses:
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government, MITRE Corporation (MITRE)
Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President
Health Services Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.
In this brief clip from Panel Two of the hearing, Congressman Pete Olsen (R-TX) asks each of the three witnesses if they were comfortable putting their personal information and that of their families’ into healthcare.gov. The last answer was extremely revealing.
Energy & Commerce Committee memorandum announcing the hearing.
This just about sums it up:
Fiscally responsible advocates are continually described as “having no plan” for cutting federal spending. Informed citizens know this is untrue and the Cato Institute has produced a document that shows where and how spending can be cut, a plan that would turn this country around economically.
Cato has put together a 10-point spending cut plan to balance the budget and reduce federal debt. The plan is summarized in a one-page advertisement in Politico and other media today.
No one expects the Ryan & Murray congressional committee to put together something this substantial. But the ad provides a menu of reform options and raises awareness about the cuts needed to deal with our huge fiscal problems.
Do you honestly accept headlines from the mainstream media about the state of our economy? For the real story go to this link on shadowstats.com
Hat tip: townhall.com
The fact that the majority of Americans and their politicians continue to raise the Debt Ceiling and refuse to cut spending is just amazing. Most Americans have never had to pay attention nor pay the consequences of these actions. As I conversed with many of the MoveOn.org protesters in front of Congressman Yoho’s Gainesville office the other day, we actually agreed on many things, the problem was how to get from point A to point B. I kept hearing that we need to pay for more safety nets and a realistic minimum (living) wage. When asked how and by who was this to be paid for, I kept getting the same response, “we need to pay for more safety nets and a realistic minimum wage.”
I must give credit to the effectiveness of school boards and the teacher unions, who after 50 years have two generations of disciples who believe they are victims and entitled. “Free market principles ARE BAD.”
These “victims” truly believe that the money is there and that you, the Republicans, are just unwilling to share. That being said, please read this great article from RedState. If you are not a fan of the Tea Party movement just replace the term with American. It really comes down to the money and as such the fight must go on.
WASHINGTON, DC — Last night U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Sean Hannity on Fox News to give their reaction to the deal struck by the Senate that fails to provide relief from Obamacare to the American people.
Excerpts from Sen. Cruz:
“This is a lousy deal for the American people. This is sadly a classic instance of the Washington establishment selling the American people down the river. This deal does nothing for millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare… It is an unfortunate instance of the Washington establishment once again not listening to the American people.
“If Senate Republicans had united and supported House Republicans, supported the American people, we could have had a different outcome, but instead Senate Republicans divided and, in fact, actively and aggressively attacked House Republicans, attacked the effort to defund Obamacare and that’s what led to the lousy deal.
“There is reason to take heart and be encouraged. This deal was a lousy deal. But if you look at what was accomplished, a couple of months ago the Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the American people would rise up in overwhelming numbers. The Washington establishment scoffed at the idea that the House of Representatives would stand strong against Obamacare. And what we have seen in the last two months has been incredible… We’ve also seen a model that I think is the model going forward to defeat Obamacare to bring back jobs, economic growth, to abolish the IRS, to reign in out of control spending. And that model is empowering the American people. I remain inspired because the people all over the country who rose up and made DC listen, the House of Representatives listen. And I’m confident in time the United States Senate will as well.”
By now most people have heard about all the problems with Healthcare.Gov, the website that people must use when enrolling in the Obamacare exchanges online. It’s been said that the Obama Regime spent around six hundred thirty four million taxpayer dollars for a computer system that should have cost only a fraction of that amount. I’ve heard that only one company bid on the job. But I guess the worst part is that it’s just not working. Is it fatally flawed? Well don’t quote me on this, but I may have accidentally stumbled upon the lead programmer of this albatross:
Disclaimer: The above is satire
Here’s a summary of some of the “Spite House” Pain Brigade’s cruel tactics on the American people. It’s ironic: One would think that the president and his regime with all their obsessions with Obamacare and their sales pitch to show how much they care about us, would at least follow the Hippocratic Oath, First do no Harm. But that’s just the opposite of what they are doing with their shutdown theatrics. Following are two articles that describe their despicable tactics:
Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’ – “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
Senate Democrats shut down the government to protect Obamacare. It get’s worse: now they refuse to protect veterans.
President Obama, Harry Reid and congressional Democrats continue to play politics. They are willing to actually oppose bills they claim to support — like funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs — in order to prolong a shutdown of their own creation.
The truth is the Democrat-controlled Senate will stop at nothing to save Obamacare.
Their cynical political strategy may play well at Democrat campaign events, but it only serves to reinforce what many Americans already knew: President Obama and his political allies care only about protecting a failed law that is hurting the country, not about protecting the people they’re supposed to represent.