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Insurance Company Bailing on Obamacare Exchanges

ObamacareAmbulance While, at one time, insurance companies were supporting Obamacare as a path to profits, the crony venture doesn't seem to work anymore. The Hill reports, "Major insurer may leave ObamaCare." One of the country’s largest health insurers warned Thursday that it may leave the ObamaCare exchanges within two years, delivering a shock announcement that could ripple through the marketplace. At a shareholder meeting Thursday, UnitedHealthcare cast doubt on its ability to carry plans on the healthcare Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Democrat Legacy: Low Wages

minimum wage Politico had an interesting headline this weekend: "The Democrats' wage problem." Democrats were gleeful this week when Donald Trump blurted out in Tuesday's debate that “wages [are] too high.” But as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley prepare to debate Saturday night, the Democrats have a wage problem of their own: American incomes have dropped during the Obama presidency. It's a vulnerability that Republicans haven't figured out how to exploit, and it's clearly one of the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

studentProtests Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at "Mizzou" -- the University of Missouri -- students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn't seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more [...] Continue reading →

HIPAA and How it Affects Parenting

hipaaLogo1 It's every parent's nightmare.  You get that phone call in the middle of the night delivering the horrific news that your child was in an accident.  You rush to the hospital, numb, but ready to serve as your child's advocate and to make all the right decisions about his care.  When you get there, you're told that you have no say in his care.  Ok, then, you wonder: why did they call me?  Oh, yes, you are the party responsible for the financial obligations.  You can pay, but you can't say! For Read more [...] Continue reading →

Colorado Reaches for the Goal of Obamacare

obamacare-approved The goal of Obamacare is reached by making healthcare less affordable. Economic ignorance, political superstition, and engineered desperation have reached a predictable endgame in Colorado. The Denver Post reports, "Colorado to vote on single-payer state health-care system." Colorado voters will decide next year whether this state should be the first to pay for comprehensive health care for residents. Proponents of a single-payer state system gathered enough signatures to put ColoradoCare on Read more [...] Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders and the Truth about Socialism in Denmark

bernie sanders 3 The Democratic Presidential Debate was the setting for an exchange between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that made them both appear like they don't have their facts straight.  According to The National Review, Hillary lectured Mr. Sanders that the United States is not Denmark, and Sanders went on to enthusiastically endorse Denmark as an economic model for the US. So, why was this exchange so wrong?  Apparently Mr. Sanders hasn't kept up on what is happening in Denmark.  The once socialist Read more [...] Continue reading →

Another Imperial Raid of a Rebel Base: Uber Offices

joker ridesharing The raid of the Uber offices in Amsterdam shows that “the free world” is not remotely as free as it likes to posture itself as being. When one thinks of Amsterdam today, as opposed to its older history, one thinks of drug culture, legal marijuana, and an overabundance of sex workers. I don’t doubt that the Dutch pride themselves on being “a free country.” They probably hear about SWAT drug raids in the United States and say to themselves with a feeling of satisfaction, “We don’t Read more [...] Continue reading →

Liberal Legacy: San Francisco Streets Littered With Human Waste

escalatorBART San Francisco used to be a nice town. The shining City by the Bay. That was a long time ago, though, before the city turned into one of the nation's leading dens of liberalism and the residents went collectively insane. There are a lot of troubles these days in San Francisco, the home town of Nancy Pelosi. Most of them are brought on by the leaders of San Francisco, from designating the town a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens to allowing various "clothing optional" parades, fairs and other Read more [...] Continue reading →

FedEx CEO Attacks Public School Monopoly

school bus stop Frederick Smith says that the public school monopoly tends "to gravitate to the lowest common denominator." In my opinion, Frederick Smith was courageous to say the things he said. There are two reasons for my opinion. First, despite the popular myth about them and the free market, businessmen and entrepreneurs are often more interested in gaining government help than in winning in a free market environment. For some, a monopoly is what they aspire to become once they get successful enough to Read more [...] Continue reading →

FCC Internet Rules Angle to Shut Down Conservatives

Censorship "Net neutrality" is anything but. In the court fight that's shaping up, the major issue seems to be that the rules are written in such a way that media outlets that have always been protected by the First Amendment no longer have any rights to free speech if they publish on the Internet. The case is expected to be heard in December. The rules were voted on by the FCC earlier this year. The most telling quote from the commission's vote was this: "Broadband providers are conduits, not speakers Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Stupid Way for Republicans to Attack a Democrat: IRS Troubles

little house on the prairie IRS troubles could possibly indicate a character flaw, but not necessarily. Attacking someone for being behind in their taxes is not going to work well. As you may have heard, Melissa Gilbert is running for the House of Representatives to represent a district in Michigan. Gilbert was the actress who in her younger days played Laura Ingalls Wilder in the TV series, “The Little House on the Prairie.” The TV series was based on a book series by the real Laura Ingalls Wilder with a lot of editorial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Without Government, Who Would Incite Food Riots?

venezuela thugs Hungry people who have nothing to eat are engaging in food riots to grab groceries. People go hungry without government. People steal for food without government. But when whole groups or a majority in a country are suddenly without means to feed themselves, that is usually a sign of “government at work.” Venezuela is providing an obvious example. As the PanAm Post reports, “Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over: 132 Incidents Tell of "Desperation and Discomfort" Sinking In.” It’s Read more [...] Continue reading →