Posts Tagged ‘medicaid’

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of liberals? Only the Dingell Knows. Congressman Dingell was talking to Paul W. Smith on WJR in Detroit. “There are mistakes here as there are with all legislation,” he told host Paul W. Smith. “But remember, the same charges were made by the same people about social […]

Get a Life


If he has a compelling argument for why taxes should be higher, Matthew Dallek leaves it out of his pro-tax column in the New York Daily News. Americans have not always hated taxes. The marginal tax rate was approximately 90% for the wealthiest Americans during World War II, but 85% to 90% of the public […]

Death Panels


From the Wall Street Journal comes word of Death Panels in the ObamaCare legislation. Death Panels. They don’t call them that – of course – but that’s what they are. As usual, the most dangerous parts of ObamaCare aren’t receiving the scrutiny they deserve—and one of the least examined is a new commission to tell […]

Beware of social programs looking to stave off bankruptcy by creating new social programs – and attacking our basic freedoms. Medicaid will cost the Commonwealth (of Massachusetts) $8.6 billion this year, and the costs are increasing much faster than either economic or overall budget growth. That reads to me like, “Medicaid was a mistake.” Between […]

Award Winner?


What is the most ridiculous argument the President has offered in support of his health care proposals? “Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan,” Obama said. Now, that’s incredible.

Less is More


An op-ed pushing health care reform under the President’s name appears in today’s New York Times. It complains, predictably, that the facts aren’t getting out. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies […]

Not Adding Up


How do you know that ObamaCare is in trouble? When Democrats are afraid to have Town Hall Meetings. How do you know the president is in trouble? When he is forced to defend his plan by promising that he’s not going to “pull the plug on Grandma.” So, protesters, keep up the pressure. Despite the […]

Liar Option


Some new video, and some reruns, on Obama’s plan for the Public Plan to morph into a single payer system. How could it not? If the government is the sole insurance company, and it decides how much doctors, hospitals and drug companies get paid, then where will the profits come from to generate the R&D […]

Here are some of the new taxes being planned by the socialists in order to pay for the new socialism (ObamaCare) – as compiled by the Associated Press. Increasing the price of soda and other sugary drinks by 10 cents a can. This is only right. After all, sugary drinks cause obesity, and being overweight […]

They call it a safety net, which implies that when an occasional productive person hits a rocky road, there’s some short term help. The recession is driving the safety net of government benefits to an historic high, as one of every six dollars of Americans’ income is now coming in the form of a federal […]

Empathy Tax


As President Obama looks for judges who will turn the Supreme Court from blind justice to Affirmative Action Justice, his party continues to show its compassion. If you’re thinking of refinancing your mortgage, you might want to act fast. Gov. John Lynch is looking at a proposal that would tax refinancings the same way we […]

Sky is Grey


Arnold hasn’t been the most impressive Governor. But the people have spoken – they have rejected higher taxes, so he’s embracing budget cuts. ‘This used to be the Golden State, and now it is a sorry state and it is not my California,’ said Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, the budget committee chairwoman. Life would be very […]

Illegal War


I know I’m the odd man out, but I’d rather have a government that starts “illegal” wars than one which entices minors to get pregnant, get family planning counseling, and go on Medicaid without their parents being told. But the new stimulus plan includes a section that would do just that. A child would be […]

Having America’s most liberal politicians in control of the government during a financial crisis that REQUIRES over-the-top spending is a formula for disaster. Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are considering major expansions of government-assisted healthcare insurance and unemployment compensation as they begin intensive work this week on a 2-year economic recovery package. We were already […]