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October has not been kind to Obamacare. The first of the month was the date under the law when we were to see the exchanges in place, and when we were supposed to be able to see all the savings created by the law. And yes, all of this was going to happen under the promise that if you liked your doctor and your health plan, you could keep them.
Democracy and Power 108: ObfuscationWherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity. —Hans F. Sennholz
Bait and Switch: Liberal Pundits Try to Change the ObamaCare Conversation
The broken promises of ObamaCare are almost too many to count. We've seen ad nauseum the clips of President Obama stating, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." Anyone who knows simple economics knew, even before seeing numerous reports of dropped coverage, that simply was never going to be the case.
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FreedomCast - The Zombie Tea Party and Building Bipartisan Coalitions for Real Change in America
This week, I decided to research the Farm Bill to write a little bit about some of the “reforms” House Republicans who support the bill are so proud of. The CBO estimates savings of $35 billion over the next ten years (vs. the current baseline). The CBO is also notorious for underestimating costs, and it looks like this time won’t be any different.
Those who know me know that I love animals. Especially dogs, and especially my own lab Virgil, but overall, I am just an animal lover. Until recently, I could keep politics out of my love of animals, but it looks like Obama has found a way to stick his nose into that aspect of my life as well. Thanks to Obamacare, it’s now going to cost me more to take Virgil to the vet.