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AARP Prepares To Sell Out Seniors

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:31pm 11/4/2009 at 4:31pm

The Associated Press is reporting that AARP, which purports to act in the interest of senior citizens, is going to endorse the $1.2 trillion house health care restructuring bill. The announcement could come as early as tomorrow.

AARP only nominally is a senior citizen interest group. In fact, it is a product-selling...

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Health Care Whistleblowers Gagged — In Britain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 8:00am 11/1/2009 at 8:00am

Another day, another story in a British newspaper about the profound faults in the British National Health Service. This time, the government bureaucracy is silencing whistleblowers:

NHS whistleblowers are routinely gagged in order to cover up dangerous and even dishonest practices that could attract bad publicity and damage a hospital’s reputation.

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CBO Score – 18 Million Still Uninsured After Spending Over $1 Trillion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 30, 2009 at 2:57am 10/30/2009 at 2:57am

The Congressional Budget Office has released its “scoring” of the House health care restructuring bill. The CBO is required to score bills the way they are drafted, even if the assumptions in the legislation are unrealistic or politically unlikely to be fully implemented. Accordingly, the CBO score is the best...

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It Took Just Minutes To Find Profound Stupidity In Pelosi’s Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:23pm 10/29/2009 at 12:23pm

The drafters and supporters of the 1,990-page health care restructuring bill released by Nancy Pelosi this morning really don’t understand how business works.

I’ve had only a few minutes to look at the bill, but one fundamental and profound stupidity jumped out at me.

The bill defines which businesses are subject to the...

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Pelosi Unveils the Balloon-Boy of Health Care Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:37am 10/29/2009 at 10:37am

I’m watching Nancy Pelosi’s press conference announcing the final House Democratic health restructuring bill. It’s 1990 pages.

We’ll see what the bill really says once we have time to analyze it, but here’s what we know from prior versions, news reports, and Pelosi’s talking points. The plan is phony and false political...

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Dems to Lieberman: “You Lie”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 7:15am 10/28/2009 at 7:15am

Harry Reid held a press conference Monday pushing an “opt out” public option knowing full well he did not have the Democratic votes to break a filibuster.

The left-wing blogosphere, which stopped listening to Reid’s press conference immediately after hearing the words “public option,” celebrated a tad too early. I’m not even...

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Told Ya So On Reid’s Empty Hand

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 3:09pm 10/27/2009 at 3:09pm

Heading to the airport, but wanted to get in a quick Told Ya So.

Yesterday, when everyone to the left was cheering Harry Reid’s performance, I said Reid had called a new conference to announce nothing: Harry Reid: “I Have Nothing to Announce, So Pay Attention”

I was right. Joe Lieberman just announced...

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Dems Stuck With Blog Hero Grayson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 7:15am 10/27/2009 at 7:15am

The left-wing blogosphere practically went orgasmic when Alan Grayson (D-Fla) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and announced that the Republican health care plan was for sick people to “die quickly.” Hah hah. Money and fame flooded into Grayson’s coffers and ego, respectively. Turns out Grayson may have ...

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Harry Reid: “I Have Nothing to Announce, So Pay Attention”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 26, 2009 at 3:15pm 10/26/2009 at 3:15pm

Harry Reid just completed his press conference in which he committed to pushing a “public option” through the Senate. What form of public option? The Opt-Out form. What is the Opt-Out form? Let’s see what the legislative language says.

Does Reid have the votes to stop a filibuster? He would not say,...

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Avoiding The Real Health Care Questions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:30am 10/26/2009 at 11:30am

The Democratic push on health care restructuring focuses on costs and control. But there are some questions the Democrats are avoiding:

Instead of solely considering costs, shouldn’t we ask if Americans are willing...
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Grayson Death Number is Fiction

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:30am 10/22/2009 at 7:30am

Alan Grayson, Democratic Congressman from Florida, is building his claim to fame on the accusation that 45,000 Americans die each year from lack of health insurance. Grayson even has started a website to count the dead. Grayson bases this number on a study released by Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge...

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Obama’s Fox News Diversion

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 7:05am 10/21/2009 at 7:05am

With each passing day, I am becoming more and more convinced that the Obama administration’s sustained and crude attacks on Fox News are a big diversion.

Sure, the attacks on Fox News are unprecedented in the post-Nixon era. Barack Milhous Obama may not be change we can believe in, but it is...

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Strong-Arming Your Doctor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 2:21pm 10/20/2009 at 2:21pm

The process by which Democratic leaders are strong-arming various groups to coerce support for health care restructuring is a warning sign to all about the abuse of government power which will take place if the Democratic proposals pass.

The Democrats shook down the pharmaceutical industry to gain advertising dollars in support of...

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Baucus Bill Released When It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:51pm 10/19/2009 at 7:51pm

When everyone was talking about the Baucus Bill (the Senate Finance Committee proposal), there was no actual Baucus Bill (something I quietly pointed out). Now there is a real Baucus Bill, and it is a whopping 1502 pages. (h/t The Note)

The actual Bill was released at the very moment it was...

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They Don’t Link, They Don’t Call

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 9:00am 10/18/2009 at 9:00am

On Saturday morning, Barack Obama gave a rip-roarin‘ speech lashing out at the insurance industry.

Obama finally found his m...

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Clean Up Your Own Mess First, Mr. President

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 9:22am 10/17/2009 at 9:22am

Barack Obama is on another “it’s all Bush’s fault” tear again. This time, using the tired campaign theme of cleaning up Bush’s mess:

Another way of putting it is when, you know, I’m busy and Nancy busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else’s mess –- we don’t want somebody sitting back...

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Shocked To Find Lobbying In Obama Administration (Part 2)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:27am 10/16/2009 at 9:27am

Politico has an article today on a secret arrangement struck last April among corporate lobbyists, the Obama administration, and Senator Max Baucus, exchanging favorable treatment for corporate interests for advertising dollars in support of Democratic health care reform:

At a meeting last April with corporate lobbyists, aides to President Barack Obama and...
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