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In one of the more infamous statements regarding the process in which Democrats sought to force-feed health care reform to the American people, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi quipped, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it".
My family has deep roots in Michigan, from the frigid locks of Sault Ste. Marie to the college-town ambience of Kalamazoo. But ultimately, my parents left Michigan and eventually the Midwest in search of jobs. Jobs found in the “right-to-work” state of Arizona.
The departure of Jim DeMint from the United States Senate provides the opportunity for the GOP to achieve something it hasn’t done since the 1970s: have a black Republican representative in the Senate.
States should not implement health insurance exchanges as defined by Obamacare. There is no fiscal advantage to doing so. An exchange will not improve life for a state's citizens, and there is great risk of political liability for officials responsible for an exchange.
Oregon Governor Announces Plan To Give Special Tax Promises To Major Employer
On Monday, December 10, Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) held a press conference to announce that he will convene a special legislative session on Dec 14. The purpose? To pass legislation giving the governor sole authority to negotiate a special tax deal with any corporation willing to make minimum investments in infrastructure and job creation in the state:
Senators Voted for ObamaCare – Now Protect Medical Devices Makers from a Tax Increase
Democracy and Power 112: Fidelity to LeadershipTo be elected, a politician must please his constituents. However, to be a powerful legislative force, a politician must be an obedient member of a party – Democrat or Republican. Since most constituents are busy making a living, raising families and focused on immediate community concerns, loyalty to the party most often prevails.
FreedomWorks Celebrates Governor Corbett’s bold decision to reject Health Care Exchanges in Pennsylvania
Washington, DC –Today FreedomWorks, a grassroots frontrunner in the fight to block health care exchanges around the country, applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for his hard-hitting decision to decline a state-run health care exchange in Pennsylvania.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are currently negotiating a deficit reduction deal to stop the sequester “cuts.” The main fight is over Obama’s proposal to raise federal income taxes on Americans making over $250,000 a year. While Boehner claims he is opposed to raising the top two income tax brackets, some worry that he will accept a bad tax-hiking deal in order to stop the sequester.
Monday, the AFL-CIO sent an email calling for candlelight vigils. These vigils were to be held at the offices of Republican Congressional representatives nation-wide. "Working families will make clear we need to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits, and we won’t sacrifice our security so the richest 2% can get more tax breaks," the organizing site explained.