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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Till It’s Gone – Health Care Version

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2009 at 12:40pm 11/27/2009 at 12:40pm

Rasmussen Reports just released a survey indicating that 49% of Americans rate the health care system as good or excellent, and 27% rate the system as poor. There are many interesting

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Why Are Democrats Holding Louisiana Hostage?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 7:09am 11/24/2009 at 7:09am

Mary Landrieu’s deal for an extra $300 million in Medicaid funds for poor Louisiana residents has been hailed by Landrieu as a great victory for the people of Louisiana, and by just about everyone else as a shakedown of Harry Reid and...

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Worst Legislation Since The Great Depression

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2009 at 8:43am 11/23/2009 at 8:43am

In my post the other day, Berkeley Students Should Be Protesting Obamacare, I made the point that the Berkeley student protesters were too stupid to realize that their future was being sold out from under them under the Obama-Pelosi-Reid health care restructuring plans because younger people were being asked to subsidize...

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Somebody Had A Bad Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 3:30pm 11/22/2009 at 3:30pm

Saturday, November 21, 2009. State: Louisiana. Verdict: Bad Day. Proof:

Somebody is not happy.

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Landrieu To Hold Fundraiser for Reid

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 12:25pm 11/22/2009 at 12:25pm

It gets curiouser and curiouser.

Yesterday, Mary Landrieu closed the deal for a payoff to Louisiana in exchange for her vote...

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Mary Landrieu Should Make Edwin Edwards Proud

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 9:44pm 11/21/2009 at 9:44pm

Mary Landrieu should make Edwin Edwards proud. After being criticized for taking $100 million in earmarked aid for Louisiana as part of Harry Reid’s health care bill, ...

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Berkeley Students Should Be Protesting Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 3:47pm 11/21/2009 at 3:47pm

The students taking over buildings at U.C. Berkeley are protesting large pending tuition increases. The ultra-liberal campus has a sense of entitlement out of whack with the reality of California; liberal economic policies have ruined California’s economy, so these students will have to get used to paying a few thousand dollars...

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Yes, It Really Is That Bad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 9:50am 11/21/2009 at 9:50am

I’ve spent some time going through Harry Reid’s 2,074 page health care restructuring bill. If you read the dozens of prior posts regarding prior versions, you pretty much know the story. There are many good analyses of the tax and other aspects, so read up.

While some details have changed, this is...

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Rise and Fall, Sword Optional

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 20, 2009 at 10:30am 11/20/2009 at 10:30am

Latest tracking poll from Rasmussen shows Obama at -14% on the strongly approve/strongly disapprove index. Look at the chart, and it shows a steady rise in negatives and steady fall in positives, for month after month...

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Reid: Hurry to Open Debate Then Let’s Leave for the Holiday

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8:30am 11/20/2009 at 8:30am

Harry Reid wants a Saturday night vote to open debate in the Senate on Reid’s 2,074 page attempt to restructure the health care system.

What will the Senator then do? Actually start debate? No,...

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Read It Out Loud

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 1:32pm 11/19/2009 at 1:32pm

Tom Coburn (R-Ok) may request, as is his right under Senate Rules, that the entire 2,027 page Harry Reid health care restructuring bill be read out loud on the floor of the Senate prior to debate:

A little quick math shows that at a minute a page — an easily achieved pace...
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What About The 255 Million?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 10:35am 11/19/2009 at 10:35am

There is one number about which Harry Reid and the Democrats almost never talk: 255 million.

That is the number of Americans who have health insurance, according to the September 2009 Report released by the Census Bureau (at page 20). The vast majority of those people (70%) are happy with their coverage,...

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Health Care Shock and Awe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:55am 11/19/2009 at 8:55am

It is clear that Democrats, who opposed shock and awe on the actual battlefield, find it a useful tactic in the health care debate.

Last night, Harry Reid released the 2,074 page bill he created in secret, and he wants to start debate immediately. If he had his way (which fortunately he...

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Dems to Tax Cosmetic Surgery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:32pm 11/18/2009 at 10:32pm

Harry Reid and his Democratic band of friends want to impose a 5% excise tax on all elective cosmetic surgeries (those which are not needed to repair deformaties or injuries caused by an accident or disfiguring disease). It’s all in Section 9017 of Harry Reid’s 2,074 page monstrosity released tonight:

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Reid Gives Birth To 2,074 Page Health Care Baby

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:13pm 11/18/2009 at 10:13pm

Finally, Harry Reid has released his health care restructuring bill. It is a whopping 2,074 pages.

And it will save money, is his spin. The CBO report is not yet posted on its website and has not been released by Reid, so it may not be until tomorrow that we get to...

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What is Wrong With This Sentence?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 3:45pm 11/18/2009 at 3:45pm

From Politico:

With the president’s year-end deadline for health care reform looming, congressional Democrats know they’ll almost certainly have to short-circuit the legislative process to get the bill done.

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Leave Room For Harry Reid’s Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 8:24am 11/18/2009 at 8:24am

Any day (minute, hour?) Harry Reid will release his health care restructuring plan. If reports are true, Reid plans to start debate as soon as he can get the necessary votes, and have the Senate work Saturdays until Reid gets his up or down vote on the Senate floor.

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