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Tag Archives: ACA

Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Creates More “Paying” Patients (You paid for them)

I was listening to a triad of wonks on NPR’s The Dianne Rehm Show last week discussing “Net neutrality.” One of the guests asserted that it was a given that business always hates “regulations.” I laughed to myself in the car. This person does politics for a living? And no one challenged her on this. (These are supposed to be smart inside the Beltway folks.)

What an ignorant statement.

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Report from The Progressive Farmer: Obamacare inflicting serious pain on small time farms

Most farming in this country is done by massive agribusiness conglomerates. But there are still a few small farmers out there. There may be fewer however once Obamacare really takes hold.

Below is yet another example of how red tape and over regulation push small businesses over the edge while large businesses benefit from the increased complexity and cost of regs. In the medium run the big guys gain market share and keep upstart innovators in check. All thanks to government “solutions.”

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Poll: For first time ever voters say “the government” is the biggest problem in America

America is not Europe. We are a country founded by individualists, scoundrels, dreamers, and doers. We do not have the aristocratic legacy of the Old World with its stifling worldview and distinct class system within an ever present welfare state. We are a free people. This country was an escape from Europe. This country is a free land. This freedom is ingrained in our DNA. It is what makes an American an American, no matter that American’s ethnicity. We are bound by an idea not geography or ancestry. America is indeed exceptional in that regard.

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Obamacare Hits Small Business Hard in 2015

Small business is only the heart and soul of this country. No big deal. It’s not like it’s hard to make a small business work even without entangling government red tape and expensive mandates from DC made by bureaucrats who don’t even know what a payroll is. It’s pretty easy.

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George Will: Government for the strongest

We cannot have an economy in which billionaire crony capitalists bestow largess through the state to the unwashed. We need the broad based economic growth, opportunity, and dynamism that only comes in a freer more liberalized economy.

Though the intentions of most progressives are probably “good” the culture of regulation and unnecessary complexity they have instituted over the last few decades has only served to further stratify the country and to reduce social mobility.

The economy is running through bureaucratic wet concrete. The ridiculous tax code, the regs, the government “fees” everywhere, Obamacare, etc. The only people who can negotiate this concrete effectively are the very rich. The rest of us are mired, and the concrete is hardening.

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We said Obamacare was a crony capitalist jack for the insurance companies, Now even the New York Times agrees with us

It’s about time, but it’s too late now. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the even the statist Gray Lady sees what Obamcare actually is. Though I am going to guess that the New York Times editorial board isn’t going to come out for repeal even though the program was sold with out and out lies and is pouring billions in taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the health insurance companies.

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More Crony Media: Mika (Of MSNBC) Admits: If Gruber Were Republican, MSM ‘Would Be Exploding’

The the gaggle of Dem insiders tries to compare Johnathan Gruber to David Stockman which is a joke. Stockman in the 80s was exposing how dysfunctional and large the government was (is), and how no one even in the Reagan Administration really wanted the government to shrink. Gruber on the other hand was schooling other political hacks on how to lie to the American people and take advantage of the fact that bureaucrats don’t know their hindquarters from a hole in the wall. Stockman was a kind of whistleblower, Gruber is a crony capitalist and basically everything government should not be.

Mika Brzezinski, not exactly a friend to Republicans, points out that the #oldmedia, the mainstream media, the dying media, the crony media was slow to cover the story, largely because (though she didn’t say it) the (old) media is overwhelmingly liberal and was complicit in selling Obamacare to the minority of Americans who could not see what a terrible idea it was.

The media likes Obamacare even if the American people don’t. Also, though this is again not said openly, the media generally agrees with Mr. Gruber’s tactics.

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Gruber Has Made At Least $5.9 Million For Government Work

Again, the voters may be stupid but their money is fun to spend.

What individual is paid $5.9 million by the taxpayers over a little more than 10 years? Apparently an individual who believes duping the American public in order to pass a massive new government program which will cost taxpayers billions (probably trillions) more is OK. But the government is US right?

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Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who made “stupid voter” comment was paid $300,000

Such is the life of a White House consultant I suppose. The taxpayers might be stupid but their money still spends.

(From The Washington Times)

Those “stupid” people have been extremely generous to Mr. Gruber. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2010 investigated the $297,600 that the Department of Health and Human Services paid Mr. Gruber to sing the praises of the health care scheme. Congress — or part of Congress — was concerned that this payoff violated a federal law against paid government propaganda, but the GAO said it wasn’t a violation because Mr. Gruber had written his propaganda on his own time. Officially, he was paid only to “analyze various health care reform proposals and identify cost and coverage implications.”

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