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#ncga: House Republican ObamaCare Caucus DOUBLES in size.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company: […] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The…

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Look Who’s REALLY fighting FOR North Carolinians

While attorney general Josh Stein whines about “budget cuts” and runs off on quixotic adventures like preserving the Paris Accord and saving ObamaCare, another council of state member is actually working to ensure taxpayers get a fair shake: North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell,…

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“Losing” that Obamacare money

Jim Morrill IS concerned: What this bill does is scale back the expansion of Medicaid promised in ObamaCare.  How do you LOSE money you never had in the first place? It’s government-speak gobbledygook — kinda like calling a reduction in the increase in spending for…

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Analysis: Keeping ObamaCare taxes in place will hit American wallets hard starting in 2018

The DC GOPe has seriously dropped the ball on repealing ObamaCare — THE ISSUE that gave them their current majorities.  There have actually been reports that congressional Republicans want to keep the ObamaCare taxes in place.  Well, an independent actuarial analysis indicates that retirees, working…

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Folwell: Inaction on ObamaCare about to make things more expensive for NC-ians

Congressional Republicans were all gung-ho about throwing out ObamaCare when Obama was around. He was going to veto anything they did.  Now, that they own the federal government, a bunch of GOP feet have gotten very cold. Congressional Republicans recently failed at “repeal and replace,” …

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‘Tricky Dick’ Burr: “I’m Sam Ervin! I’m SAM, I am!” ( Jim Morrill SAID so.)

The president is trying to rally his troops to deal with arguably the worst crisis facing the country, and Richard Burr is preoccupied with FANTASY: President Trump told GOP senators at the White House on Wednesday that they should cancel their August recess and not leave town…

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The ObamaCare Hustle

It’s easy to talk big and tough about cutting stuff when you KNOW your grand-standing is going to get vetoed by the president.  But it’s a whole new ballgame — as Washington Republicans are learning — when one of your own takes over at 1600…

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GOPe keeping ObamaCare taxes, too.

We heard earlier from Rand Paul about his disgust over his colleagues’s ObamaCare hijinks.  Now comes word, via The Wall Street Journal, that Senate Republicans are A-OKAY with the taxes in ObamaCare: With Senate Republicans planning to retain a 3.8% surtax on investment income in their health-care bill,…

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Rand Paul: GOPe KEEPING ObamaCare!

That’s what the gentleman from Kentucky says today: I miss the old days, when Republicans stood for repealing Obamacare. Republicans across the country and every member of my caucus campaigned on repeal – often declaring they would tear out Obamacare “root and branch!” What happened?…

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US Senate ready to blow O-Care repeal?

That’s what it looks like.  And a group of conservatives, from the House and Senate (including our very own Mark Meadows), is calling them out on it: Conservative senators and allied outside groups are on the verge of rebellion against the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort,…