Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2009

There is no moral imperative driving this message, tonight — no calls for a life of self sacrifice, no direct calls for intensive reflection this night, not even a real punch line of the story.  I will let you decide if these thoughts call for that. Tonight, I’m thinking back…. decades gone by, in fact. […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

As discussed and promised on The Conservative Reader Report on December 22, here is the full Senate Minority Leader’s speech (Mitch McConnell of Kentucky) just prior to the Monday’s Cloture vote.  If you don’t have 13 minutes, you can see a 3 minute highlight just below it.  This was a power and compelling speech, and […]

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davidl on December 23rd, 2009

The House passed one version of Obamacare, and the Senate seems intent on  passing a totally different version.    Will Mrs. Pelosi have the House roll over and endorse Dirty Harry Reid’s bill?  Maybe not.   The chair of the House Rules Committee,  Louise Slaughter, D- Fairport, is signaling that she does not accept Dirty Harry’s version […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble ANOTHER LEFTIE DOUBLE STANDARD: I doubt if the gate today, we note, with a laugh, the left trying to have it both ways on healthcare. Observe Sam Stein at the Huff and Puff: President Barack Obama, in […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

healthcare-reformWe are going to try and keep it simple on this one.

The bill stinks.

Put aside the fact that it expands Medicare.

Put aside the fact that it establishes coverage mandates (you will be forced to buy health insurance somehow).

Put aside the fact that it is a colossal power grab for an industry that has been well managed by the states for a long time.

Put aside the fact that it will increase taxes.

Put aside the fact that it will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for everyone (and they sold this to us originally as being needed to stop the soaring cost of insurance!).

Put aside the fact that it will wreak havoc on the tax code, balloon the size of the IRS and increase the size of corporate tax management teams (which will increase consumer costs in all industries).

Put aside the fact that this bill is overloaded with earmarks… in a bill that was intended to bring equality in health care.

Put aside all of those issues and focus on the one true deception that will be broadcast throughout the weekend and coming weeks: that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that the bill will have a reducing impact the deficit.

The lie here is that although the Federal deficit will […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

“Fearing that millions of illegal immigrants may not be counted in the 2010 census, Latino leaders are mobilizing a nationwide drive to urge Hispanics to participate in the survey, including an intense push this week in evangelical Christian churches.  Latino groups contend that there was an undercount of nearly one million Latinos in the 2000 […]

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