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Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

Joe Biden_02 From the President’s State of the Union address: Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade. Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Problem for Government to Save Us From: Fitness DVDs

jillian dvd As a person who lifts heavy and occasionally sprints, I despise the majority of exercise DVDs. But that doesn't mean I think the government should save us from them. Yet that is what recent media stories have promoted. If only we had bureaucrats to tell us what the "settled science" is regarding how we should work out, and censoring anyone else, we would all be better off. Thus, Newser.com: "Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful." Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Plus Media: Double Bad Food Messages

classic food pyramid It’s time for us all to be told how much we’re eating wrong. Of course, it turns out that the government was wrong because the guidelines have changed. But the above Associated Press story, for no apparent reason, only gives voice to one extreme critic, The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Yes, the organization has the word “science” in their name. So does Scientology, and with about as much justification. What is this organization’s track record that earned them the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Will Obamacare Be Repealed?

ObamacareAmbulance Obamacare's repeal is going to Barack Obama's desk, and notorious pen, to get vetoed. I have been pretty cynical about this repeal because Congress could have defunded it and forced Obama to make hard choices instead of merely having to veto this legislation. Instead, they funded everything Obama wanted. But Chuck Donovan claims at the Daily Signal, that despite Obama's veto power, the Affordable Care Act is doomed. This week, the House of Representatives will clear a bill to repeal the Affordable Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Fine Still Not High Enough; People Are Opting Out

burning money I posted about how the Obamacare fine is going up. But new media reports I have seen indicate the fine may not be going up enough. The New York Times reports, "Many See I.R.S. Penalties as More Affordable Than Insurance." Clint Murphy let the deadline for getting health insurance by the new year pass without a second thought. Mr. Murphy, an engineer in Sulphur Springs, Tex., estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, he will face a penalty of $1,800 for going uninsured in 2016. But in his view, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Fine (or "Tax") Goes Up to Match Rates and Deductibles

obamacare logo With the cost of Obamacare skyrocketing, naturally the penalty for not buying the massively overpriced  insurance, that leaves consumers paying a great deal out of pocket, must also go up. From the Epoch Times: "Affordable Care Act Penalties Set to Skyrocket for Americans Without Health Insurance." Americans without health insurance will face harsher penalties in 2016, with the financial cost more than doubling over the previous year for some. Those without health insurance were charged $325 Read more [...] Continue reading →

"Insurance" for Pregnant Women in New York Now Available Throughout Pregnancy

pregnant belly According to USA Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law last week that will allow pregnant women to enroll in an insurance plan at any point in their pregnancy.  State lawmakers approved the legislation in June. So, what's the big deal?  The big deal is that this legislation is forcing insurance carriers to accept something that is more than a risk in granting coverage to pregnant women at any time during their pregnancies.  Claims will be a sure thing from women who are already Read more [...] Continue reading →

Overregulation and the Failure of Obamacare's Biggest Co-op

we heart obamacare I've covered the collapse of many Obamacare co-ops, and how they failed because they were built on Liberal/Socialist ideas. Here's some confirming evidence from the Daily Signal: "How Overregulation Led to the Collapse of Obamacare’s Largest Co-Op." A new report examining the collapse of Health Republic of New York, Obamacare’s largest co-op, said its failure—which may lead to a $265-million loss of taxpayer dollars—can be attributed in part to heightened regulatory control by the state. According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Jonah Goldberg on Government Imposing Food Superstitions as Science

butter in coffee National Review has published an editorial that needed to be written: "The Growing Food Fight over the Government’s Nutrition Guidelines." Writers for Political Outcast have touched on the subject several times, most recently in my post on the stacked committee that has produced the guidelines. In the National Review article, Jonah Goldberg writes, In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes chronicled how the federal government went all-in for a low-fat, high-carbohydrate food pyramid. The Read more [...] Continue reading →

For Planned Parenthood, a Woman's Health comes Second to a Man's Right to Keep his HIV a Secret

elliot rodgers While Planned Parenthood in America is rejoicing that the Republicans fully funded and getting the evidence of their crimes hushed up, the international organization is telling teens all over the planet that they have a right to sex and, if they are HIV-positive, the right to keep it a secret. From The Federalist: International Planned Parenthood Federation, of which Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an official affiliate, maintains it is a person’s “human right” not to tell Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Clinton Claims Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare. Probably Lying.

train oil spill Wouldn't if be nice if Hillary was speaking the truth? CNS News tells us, "Hillary Clinton: Republicans ‘Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act’" In her opening statement at the third Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Democrats have to “prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we’ve made.” “They would repeal the Affordable Care Act--not improve Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Myth of the Pill that Makes All "Lifestyles" Safe

Vaccine3 More news of the cultural revolution and the regime's purge of incorrect "ideology." Mass Resistance reports: "Dr. Church loses final appeal at hospital. Board of Directors upholds physician’s expulsion for telling the truth about high-risk LGBT behavior to colleagues." The cave-in at the major Boston Harvard-affiliated hospital is complete. The Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has formally notified Dr. Paul Church that they are upholding his expulsion from the Read more [...] Continue reading →