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It is the best over all analysis I’ve seen so far. Horror is the right word. The Republicans are scrambling to introduce bills to keep your current insurance plan. Ceremonial at best. A couple of Demorats have signed on to that idea because they are senators up for reelection in the primaries next year.
I would think any candidate running against a Demorat need only present this to voters: Rep. Nancy Pelosi said pass the bill and then find out what’s in it. My opponent, Sen. Mary Landrieu didn’t read it either and look what’s happened. No one in Congress did and now we’re all paying the price. Not a single Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act which is not only not affordable, it’s absurd to force a single male or elderly married couple to purchase maternity coverage.
President Obama’s gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House — but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate.
The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama’s highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president’s backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans.
No Democrat in the Senate came out against Obama’s gun plan. But several appeared to be on the fence or noncommittal, even as the president’s allies in the House cheered the package as a long-sought solution to America’s gun violence problem.
Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | AllahPundit
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:20:01 PM by SeekAndFind
Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on “Hannity” later tonight. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.
By Eileen F. Toplansky
Despite mounting evidence indicating that the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, will, in fact, harm seniors; that the “stimulus” has been “nothing more than a political slush fund”; and that the myriad of regulations by Obama has stymied the economy, many Americans still persist in defending these actions.
The denial of high unemployment, burgeoning tax rates to begin in a few weeks, and the general decline of the United States is breathtaking.
Moreover, from “the outset, the Obama administration‘s handling of the most sensitive secrets of the war on terror has been worrisome.” On the one hand, our enemies learn about our intelligence. On the other hand, a cloud of secrecy and obfuscation lingers over the serious Fast and Furious agenda and the Benghazi events. Astonishingly, Congressman Jason Chaffetz has been “thwarted” by the State Department in contacting the survivors of the Benghazi attack. Thus, Congress has been denied access to these people, and the American public continues to be kept in the dark notwithstanding the alleged transparency claimed by the Obama administration.
Conservative activist James O’Keefe has released a video — titled “Teachers unions gone wild” — claiming to show undercover footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference at the East Brunswick Hilton hotel.The video shows people identified as teachers playing arcade games on “their dime,” chanting about kicking Gov. Chris Christie “in the toolbox,” and talking about how hard it is to fire a tenured teacher.
NJEA spokesman Steve Baker said O’Keefe is “completely and utterly discredited.””It’s James O’Keefe and that’s all you need to know,” Baker said, citing O’Keefe’s legal troubles in the past.”I’m sure he sent people into the conference,” Baker said, but added O’Keefe dubbed the video and audio afterward.O’Keefe told the Asbury Park Press he used “citizen journalists” to record conversations with teachers. The citizen journalists also played acting roles, according to APP.com.”He admits that he uses actors to supply some of the lines,” Baker said.O’Keefe pleaded guilty in May to misdemeanor charges after entering the offices of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu while posing as telephone repairmen.