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Top 10 Things Liberals Have Taught Me about Myself (Part 2 of 4)

Published on April 28, 2011 By sirrahc

“It is just like Gaddaffi killing his citizens, only the Republicans do it with legislation rather than bombs and bullets.”  — commenter at Huffington Post Continuing, now, with the lessons I’ve been learning about myself from the learned liberals: 4) I hate ‘working people’. I mean, it’s obvious, really. It’s because I strongly dislike Big […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

And So It Begins…: Senate's First Votes on Final Obamacare Bill

Published on December 6, 2009 By sirrahc

For the past couple of days, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Erica Werner have been reporting via the Associated Press on what happened in the first round of Senate votes on the “final” health care reform bill. Not surprisingly, the Democrats are getting pretty much what they want,… so far. On Thursday, an amendment by Sen. Barbara […]

What’s So Bad (or Great) about Obamacare? (Part 9 of 9)

Published on October 11, 2009 By sirrahc
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Bad Obamacare

UPDATE: How does the most recently unveiled health care proposal, presented by Max Baucus, D-MT, and the Senate Finance Committee, compare? Very similar, in fact. Here is what Senator Jon Kyl, R-AZ, said on the 9/16/2009 Hugh Hewitt radio show: “It provides for a government takeover of health care…. [I]f you take the true costs, […]

What’s So Bad (or Great) about Obamacare? (Part 8 of 9)

Published on October 10, 2009 By sirrahc
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Bad Obamacare

Abortion-funding: As usual, there are mixed signals on whether or not the proposed legislation will provide for government-funded abortions. The White House has not said much about this of late. But, in a 2007 speech to Planned Parenthood, Obama said “reproductive care is essential care. It is basic care. And so it is at the […]

What’s So Bad (or Great) about Obamacare? (Part 7 of 9)

Published on October 10, 2009 By sirrahc
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Bad Obamacare

Impact on doctors: There are three major points to consider here. First, America already has a shortage of doctors, particularly primary-care and family practice physicians. Even doctors are advising their own children to go into another profession. One of the biggest reasons for this has been the outrageous costs of malpractice insurance – in many […]

What’s So Bad (or Great) About Obamacare? (Part 6 of 9)

Published on October 9, 2009 By sirrahc
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Bad Obamacare

Impact on private insurers: The first impact is the just-discussed fact that those who offer private insurance plans will be subject to additional federal regulations. Some of these might be good (e.g., disallowing exclusion due to a “pre-existing condition” or cutting off coverage when you get too sick) and some will border on the ridiculous […]

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