Get ready to pay A LOT more for health insurance (Like 40% more for some people, because of Obamacare)

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Hayek had a name for the hubris which clings to big government planners like herpes – “the pretense of knowledge.

Planners always think they can plan large social experiments, but experience has shown us over and over and over, from the Soviet Union, to France, to Britain, to North Korea, to the United States, they just can not. Obamacare is just the latest example.

20%-40% increases because, surprise surprise the people who signed up for Obamacare are sicker than the planners planned and fewer healthy people signed up than the planners planned.

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The inside story of the implosion at NBC News and it’s anchor Brian Williams

Yikes. Life at NBC News sounds like a nightmare. According to this article from Vanity Fair, Brian Williams, the now disgraced newsman, sounds like a nightmare. There are few things worse than a powerful insecure person, and it appears Williams was certainly that.

Is this life at a news institution approaching the edge of irrelevance? Is this what the decline of a once great empire looks like?

Perhaps. We don’t have the answers yet.

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Will Brian Williams survive because he’s a “progressive”?

So he lied. Everyone does it. Right? That makes it OK then, right?

I certainly hope not. Williams lied and he should be fired. There are no 2 ways about it. There is no defense of what he did. There is no “misremembering” going on here. The NBC anchor is very clearly a liar.

And yet some people will defend him. Why?

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“Virtually all the numbers reported in news coverage of the federal budget will be misleading at best”

I’ll say that “misleading” is too kind. The word “lie” is probably more apt. But it is an official lie so many people, even in 2015, after all we’ve gone through as a country, still buy the lie.

Fewer do than in the past but still too many.

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(To be clear, there’s no way I’d ever call Hillary Clinton a liar) Hillary Doubles Down on Being Broke: ‘We Couldn’t Even Get a Mortgage on a House by Ourselves’

OK, I think there are any number of reasons why Ms. Clinton should not be considered for the presidency. But I guess I need to add delusion to the list. I think she’s conniving, ruthless, a crony capitalist, an opportunist, and generally a political hack. But I didn’t think she wandered around in an alternate reality. Does she seriously believe that even her supporters are buying this nonsense?

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Fed won’t raise rates as the unemployment rate falls because the unemployment rate is basically nonsense.

Unemployment (the official unemployment number) keeps going down bit by bit because people are dropping out of the workforce not because people are newly employed.

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Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes

Source: @MyCancellation

Obamacare was crafted in the back rooms of Congress. Congressional staffers and industry lobbyists scribbled away, writing the massive law deep into the night, night after night.  Everyone wanted to make sure they got what they wanted. The insurance industry and Big Pharma made sure they got new mandates forcing Americans to buy their products. The politicians got lots and lots of new taxes wedged skillfully into the nooks and crannies of the bill.

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Judge Napolitano: Obama’s health care lies are much worse than Nixon’s or Clinton’s lies (Video)

The President was either flat out ignorant of how the new health care program would impact people’s insurance premiums, or he flat out lied over and over to the American people. Take your pick. There aren’t too many other possibilities, and it’s hard to figure which is worse.

I take that back. Calculated deception is worse that bone headed ignorance. And I don’t think ignorance is what were are dealing with here.

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