Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

Boy, this ObamaCare is working out, um, *SWELL*

An $8 billion tax on health insurers is due September 30, and the drive-bys are just starting to realize this ObamaCare ca-ca is going to be an expensive nightmare:  […] States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Note to GOP: Again, the drive-by media CANNOT be pleased. Stop trying.

First it was Richard Hudson begging for forgiveness for his role in trying to defund ObamaCare.  Now, we have Mark Meadows appearing to be seeking penance:  U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows said he should have considered a strategy other than shutting down the government last year…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Those US-Mexico border-crashing “children”? Eligible for ObamaCare.

Yep.  That’s right.  Barry Obama’s world-class web site lays it all out for us:  In order to buy private health insurance through the Marketplace, you must be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States. The term “lawfully present” includes immigrants who…

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Gov. Pat: ‘Door Open’ to ObamaCare, expanding Medicaid

Medicaid is trying to break North Carolina’s economy.  It’s an out-of-control mess.  In 2013, as ObamaCare was being implemented, states were being encouraged to expand their Medicaid programs as a way to smooth the rollout of that bureaucratic nightmare. In 2013, conservatives urged the GOP majority on…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media ObamaCare Politics

#BOHICA: Study shows Affordable Care Act NOT SO AFFORDABLE

The Manhattan Institute (TMI) — a right leaning think tank — has put out a heckuva study illustrating the state-by-state, county-by-county impact of ObamaCare on the cost of health care. Let’s look at men and women in North Carolina.  TMI shows ObamaCare increasing premiums for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: ObamaCare is BAD because — um, (WHA…????)

Uncle Karl and American Crossroads GPS have gone to bat for Speaker Thom again.  They’re plastering the state’s airwaves with an ad blasting Kay Hagan’s support of ObamaCare.  The ad sounds good until they get around to explaining WHY ObamaCare is so bad: it takes…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#NCGA: Medicaid FOR EVERYBODY !!!

Estimates for Medicaid’s shortfall in North Carolina are as high as $140 million.  But that’s not stopping some of the honorables on Jones Street from proposing a dramatic expansion of the taxpayer-funded health insurance program: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 2 AN ACT TO EXPAND…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP ObamaCare Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA #NCGOP: Has the O-Care sellout begun?

A few weeks ago, a leader of congressional Republicans told us we need to get over our ObamaCare angst because that monstrosity is here to stay.   We’ve received word out of the NCGOP platform drafting committee that some Tea Party sacred cows — amnesty, ObamaCare,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media Obama ObamaCare Politics

O-Care spending masks true economic nightmare

A new report out there suggests that spending on ObamaCare was about the only thing preventing our economy from showing negative economic growth for the first quarter of 2014.  Check this out from Reuters: As the U.S. economy teetered on the brink of contraction in the first…

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US House Republican leaders: O-Care here to stay, amnesty by August. (And don’t forget to RE-ELECT us.)

Congress is the only place I know of where you can tell your bosses you are not going to do what they want — AND KEEP YOUR JOB. Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-WA), BFF to our very own Renee Ellmers, is the newest member of the House…