The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday the 12th that Obamacare’s “individual mandate” violates the Constitution. This mandate, which is the foundation of Obamacare, requires individuals to purchase health insurance.
The 112th Congress was sworn in yesterday. As expected John Boehner became the new Speaker of The House. Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Ron Paul made several media appearances together.
First, Ron and Rand appeared together on ABC Morning News with George Stephanopoulos:
Neil Cavuto talks to father and son in a more lighthearted discussion but ultimately they discuss raising the debt ceiling and economics. At one point Ron Paul laughs at the nibbling around the edges and says, “I want to repeal the whole government.” Good old Ron.
As high profile White House personalities like chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and chief economic advisor Larry Summers hog the spotlight as they leave the Obama administration at midterm, there are also lesser known, yet just as important, figures departing. They have toiled tirelessly in their positions but now merit nary a glance from the press as they exit through the wide White House doors.
For example, there is Albert Springwater, who is the president’s teleprompter cleaner. “It’s a very important job,” he says. “Without a clean and readable screen, the President might go from talking about oil drilling to reciting the Gettysburg Address. In fact, I let one of my assistants go the other day when, because of careless wiping, the president mistook the word ‘France’ for ‘Venezuela’ and threatened to put a sea blockade on Paris.”
But what really lured him away from his prestigious White House job? “There was an opening at Best Buy that I just could not ignore. Aisle after aisle of TVs waiting to be dusted off and sprayed with glass cleaner. How could I pass up an opportunity like that?”
Quote of the Day: “The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.” — Will Durant
Instead of asking, “Would you like paper or plastic?” the checkout clerk may soon ask, “Do you need our form W-9?”
A W-9 is the IRS’s “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.” Because of the new healthcare law . . .
If you spend as little as $55 at the local Office Shack each month, you’ll exceed $600 for the year. That means you’ll need to file a 1099 with the IRS for Office Shack. You’ll also need to get a W-9 from Office Shack so that you can have their tax id number handy when the time comes to fill out the 1099.
It used to be that businesses only had to file 1099s for unincorporated, independent contractors (with some exceptions). But now a 1099 will be required every time a business spends more than $600 with any entity. Multiply this requirement across the entire economy and it amounts to a tsunami of hundreds of millions of additional tax form filings.
This is what happens when we let politicians pass un-read bills containing thousands of pages!
President Obama’s hardcore supporters aren’t wasting any time trying to get the Obama administration another vote for their radical left-wing agenda. In Kentucky, they have started an intense door-to-door campaign urging voters to support “Obama-friendly” candidates like Jack Conway.
Louisville WHAS 11′s political reporter Joe Arnold has the scoop:
Supporters of the policies of President Barack Obama knocked on doors in Louisville and Lexington over the weekend, as part of the “Moving America Forward” canvass to “support Democratic allies for President Obama.”
Presumably, that includes candidates for federal office, Jack Conway and John Yarmuth.
According to a release from Organizing for America-Kentucky (OFA-KY), volunteers are reaching out “to 2008 first time voters, sporadic voters, and newly registered voters to talk to them about the importance of electing Democratic allies for President Obama who will keep the country moving in the right direction.”
As President Obama has made clear in recent weeks, this election represents a choice between Democrats who have worked tirelessly to move the country forward or a return to the failed Republican policies that set the country in the wrong direction. Since taking office, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have passed historic reforms to the health insurance industry and Wall Street, and pulled the American economy back from the brink of depression.
Jack Conway was named by Senator Robert Menendez, leader of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as “the next Obama.”
Voters should question why Jack Conway used his support for ObamaCare in the primary to defeat the conservative Democratic candidate Daniel Mongiardo – Jack also pandered to the left on the Bush tax cuts against Mongiardo, only to pander back after the primary (the media did not report it) – but, now, Conway does not campaign on his support for the extreme Obama lead takeover of the health care industry.
Quote of the Day: “If the government can provide affordable, quality medical coverage for all Americans, let them prove it by providing it to our veterans.” – Unknown
In this message . . .
* How I lost my doctor
* Terrifying statements from the new head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
* Plus, a special offer from NullifyNow.com
The Democrats promised us lots of things about their healthcare bill (just like the Republicans promised us lots of things about Iraq). For instance . . .
* If you have insurance you like, it won’t change
* If you have a doctor you like, you’ll be able to continue seeing him or her
Well, how are those promises working out for you?
Personally, my insurance hasn’t changed, YET, but my doctor has.
My “liberal Democratic” doctor probably cheers most of the Social-Fascist policies proposed by his favored political party, except that the healthcare bill happened to gore his personal ox. The result is that he has stopped . . .
by Neeraj Chaudhary, Investment Consultant in the Los Angeles branch of Euro Pacific Capital
In his weekly radio address this past Saturday, President Obama happily commemorated the 75th anniversary of Social Security. From my perspective, the milestone is nothing to celebrate. For although the president spoke earnestly about the “obligation to keep the promise” of Social Security, in reality, the program will wreck the government’s finances within 10 years.
The numbers are simply astounding. Social Security is the largest social program in the world, making up over 40% of all federal spending. Over 58 million Americans – 1 in 5 citizens – receive a monthly check from Social Security. Although these numbers are already daunting, demographic realities will soon cause the program to expand much more rapidly.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitlement programs and net interest costs may be expected to consume fully 93% of federal revenue by 2020. Think about that: in less than 10 years, the Social Security program (which includes Medicare and Medicaid) will have gotten so big that only 7 cents of every dollar of federal revenue may be left for everything else.
What exactly does “everything else” include? Try the entire military, FBI, freeways, disaster relief, NASA, housing agencies, and the postal service – to name a few. If new revenue is not found, and if current Social Security obligations are not changed, the remainder of federal programs would have to be cut by 88% by 2020. Simply put, the “third rail” of American politics is about to electrocute us all.
You may notice the trend. As the letter below indicates, more and more aspiring politicians talk about limiting government to the confines of the Constitution. But the incumbents in Congress continue to ignore the Constitution when they write and pass their bills.
One way to cure them of their cluelessness is to pressure them to pass the Enumerated Powers Act. This short, simple bill will require that all bills cite their authority under the Constitution. This requirement will be a step in the right direction of rolling back the federal government to its Constitutional limits.