Tonight is a sad night for this country. Tonight President Obama is expected to declare his intention to unilaterally bypass the Congress of the United States – a Congress that was elected by the American people – to declare what is essentially “amnesty” or at least the beginnings of “amnesty” for illegal immigrants in the United States.
The Obamacare open enrollment period is upon us again. But as the author of the attached article says, enrollment isn’t the biggest challenge for the program over the next 6 months. When April 15th comes a LOT of individuals are going to be paying penalties they don’t realize they are going to have to pay.
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.
Senator Franken sought to stem the blood loss on the issue of Net neutrality so he took to the airwaves on Sunday. Net neutrality was supposed to be a good issue to bring up in the wake of the crushing defeat of the Dems on November 4th. It hasn’t turned out that way.
The logic likely went something like this.
Yep, that’s the truth. Thank God for the Internet. You know, maybe it’s not such a good idea to have the FCC screw it up in the name of “net neutrality.”
Politics as we have known them in this country are shifting significantly. New coalitions are in the process of being built. It’s an exciting time.
Another (not so) shocking report from the dark shadows of the #cronymedia on its coverage of Obamacare.
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.
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?
Like it or not last Tuesday was a sound rejection of this president. That’s what it meant. That’s the lesson. Overwhelmingly the American people, who don’t really like the Republicans either, said “NO” to Obama. It was a clear statement. Not much ambiguity.
But it wasn’t clear to the president. He has decided that the American people and the Constitution (of which he is a supposed scholar) do not matter. The time to act (rule?) by executive fiat has come. So what if he and his policies and basically entire legacy have been rejected by most of the country. Darn it, he’s going to show America what he thinks with his “pen and phone.”