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Brits Learn that Hospital Competition is Good for Patients

Published on February 2, 2011 By sirrahc

Normally, when a conservative such as I mentions healthcare in the UK, it is to decry the largely socialist nature of their system — complete with reports of people waiting for years to get treatment or surgery, plus the occasional horror story from the news of people literally dying of neglect in their hospital beds […]

Just Two Questions about Federal Takeover of Student Loans

Published on March 31, 2010 By sirrahc

Those sneaky Dems and their “stealth accomplishments”. Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) — aka “Obamacare”. Today, Obama signed the reconciliation bill that was supposed to implement the “fixes” to Obamacare, as required by the House. But, they decided to attach the Student Aid and […]

This Ain't No Waterloo

Published on March 24, 2010 By sirrahc

Stupak and the Blue Dogs caved / drank the Kool-Aid / got bought off — don’t hold your breath for that executive order, Bart — and the Senate’s bill passed the House. Now what? Some on the Left (and part-time Republicans like David Frum) are saying that the passing of Obamacare signifies a “Waterloo” moment […]

Obamacare Update

Published on March 16, 2010 By sirrahc

The smell of Obamacare is heavy in the air. So, here are a couple updates extracted from an AFP email: There’s been much talk about ‘reconciliation’ but candidly, it’s overrated and perhaps even a red herring. Here’s why. The president will sign the original Senate bill, HR3590, into law immediately following House passage. That means […]

Pelosi is Right

Published on February 28, 2010 By sirrahc

Yeah, I hate to say it, but there is at least one thing on which I agree with Nancy Pelosi. Sometimes there are things more important than keeping your job. Sometimes you have to act based on principle, even when it puts in jeopardy certain comforts & privileges to which you have become accustomed. On […]

ACORN, Blue Dogs, & Bailout Money

Published on February 25, 2010 By sirrahc

Just three short posts tonight: ACORN is falling apart, and it couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ group, I say. “ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations” due to “diminished resources, damage to the brand, unprecedented attacks,” according to an anonymous senior official. “[E]ach of the states are developing plans for reconstitution independence […]

Better Ideas from Republicans, Part Deux

Published on February 23, 2010 By sirrahc

In my original post titled “So, Republicans Don’t Have Any Better Ideas, Huh?“, I explained some of the healthcare reform ideas proposed by Congressmen Paul Ryan, R-WI, and Tom Price, R-GA. I also mentioned the “GOP Solutions for America” document given the President by John Boehner, R-OH. One of my readers reminded me that Sen. […]

Obama's Health Care Summit Sham

Published on February 21, 2010 By sirrahc

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, is the date for the new “health care summit”, where President Obama requested to meet with Congressional Democrats and Republicans alike to, hopefully, make progress toward passing a healthcare overhaul bill. “We’re going to move forward the Democratic proposal — we hope the Republicans have one too,” Obama said. “And we’ll […]

The Straight Poop on "Reconciliation"

Published on February 20, 2010 By sirrahc

Of course, this has nothing to do with reconciling differences between Democrats and Republicans, or even between radicals & moderates within the former group. This “reconciliation” is a controversial procedural move that the Democrats in Congress want to use to pass Obamacare, despite their losing the 60-vote Senate supermajority. Since its introduction in 1974, the […]

So, Republicans Don't Have Any Better Ideas, Huh?

Published on January 30, 2010 By sirrahc

For months now, the Democrats/liberals have been mocking Republicans/conservatives for having no ideas or solutions for healthcare reform or to address the energy issue or jobs & the economy, etc. (I pointed out in a previous post that this was baloney.) In his State of the Union Address, President Obama went on record again challenging […]

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