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O-Care: Top subsidized states are FL, CA, TX and —- NC !!!!!

That’s right. Our license tags advertise us as “First In Flight.”  But, thanks to ObamaCare, we are speeding our way toward being “First In Dependence.”  Here are the ugly facts:  North Carolina’s political leaders may not like the Affordable Care Act, but a large and…

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How long will we keep being Charlie Brown?

We all remember the famous cartoons from our childhood.  Lucy was always faking sincerity — promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick.  Every time she would convince him to try and kick it, she would pull it away at the last minute…

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A real-life ObamaCare horror story

We’ve all heard how nightmarish ObamaCare is.  It really hit home for me recently — thanks to the bureaucratic hell some good friends of mine are going through. My friends are a young married couple — she’s in her late 20s and he is in his…

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Backdoor moves to swell the ranks of the dependent, implement ObamaCare in North Carolina?

In 2013, the General Assembly swatted down federal money to help implement ObamaCare in North Carolina. That may have appeared to be a setback for the statism crowd, but recent events have me — and others — thinking it was just a bump in the…

Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

The Lyin’ Queen: Amnesty, gay marriage, govt spending, late-term abortion, ObamaCare and Renee Ellmers

Is she unbalanced?  Is she a pathological liar?  Or is she merely just not as skilled in the art of deception and flim-flammery as the rest of her colleagues are?  Those are just some of the questions being posed by the angry and perplexed constituents…

Posted in Congress Media Politics Renee Ellmers

Big Govt. Barbie: thumbing nose at voters, winning praise from femi-nazis

She’s attacked efforts to beat back Barry Obama’s illegal amnesty moves.  She’s lectured us on the *stupidity* and futility of trying to fight ObamaCare.   She’s lobbied her own colleagues in the GOP caucus to kill consideration of a bill to ban abortions after 20…

Posted in Congress Media Renee Ellmers

Ellmers triples down on amnesty

She refused to defund Obama’s executive order on amnesty for illegal aliens, refused to deport sex offenders and abusers, and would not defund amnesty for unaccompanied illegal alien children.  And then there was her NO vote on THIS amendment: […] “Sense of the Congress” language such…

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Expanding Medicaid a Job Creator? (Yeah, just like setting house fires and robbing ABC stores.)

We’ve got one of the most generous Medicaid programs in the country.  Some health care professional acquaintances of mine tell me that providers in surrounding states are sending medicaid patients there into our state because the benefits are so much better.  North Carolina covers significantly…

Posted in Congress Media Thom Tillis

Tillis: No mandate for congressional GOP

Seriously? Unfortunately, I think he is quite serious:  Sen.-elect Thom Tillis is already hitting the Sunday morning talk show circuit. Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday, Tillis said the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate doesn’t represent a mandate. “I think that…

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Reconciliation: Do unto Democrats as they have done unto US

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are falling all over themselves to disarm their respective caucuses before the new session even starts.  Republicans were awarded majorities in both chambers on Capitol Hill with two specific instructions from voters: (1) get rid of ObamaCare, and (2) STOP…