As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

The Obama Morning News || December 10, 2013

Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela . . . Fox News
John Podesta to join White House
. . . Washington Post
Obamacare prompts drug coverage limits
. . . Washington Post
Challenge to contraception mandate . . . Fox News 
EPA preparing regulation deluge . . . Daily Caller
Budget deal hinges on “fee increases” . . . Examiner
Conservatives hint at budget revolt . . . National Journal
Government sells remaining GM stake . . . Fox News
Dems say Cuomo won’t run in 2016 . . . Politico
Ron Paul says son Rand will . . . Politico

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21 Responses to The Obama Morning News || December 10, 2013

    • Trying to figure out what they’re planning in the WhiteHouse is worse than trying to read tea leaves. MrPodesta must have been charged with a specific task or goal to be hired at this point, but it’s unclear why he has to be inside the building to accomplish anything.
      He might be invited to counter the clueless and failure prone Chicago machine that can’t seem to get anything right, or to try to help MrObama find some agenda or program that isn’t ignored or scorned as unworkable or ridiculous.

      As of now, it looks like all the progressive plans are dead in the water; immigration reform, global warming, and even MrsO’s silly campaign to advise Americans to drink more water.

      • Good point on why he has to come into the open…He works behind the scenes for them each and every day. He married a friend’s of mine’s first wife–he’s been a far-left fixture for ages–and I think he fancies himself an intellectual of sorts.

  1. I am done with the Mandela stuff and go ahead and use bad, gross words to your heart’s content. OK, this morning on F&F–they are all over the formulary problems–how people won’t be able to get their high price drugs on almost all the “plans.” Can you pay retail for a $5K a month drug, plus your premium, plus retail for all docs up to $12K a year? I sure could not!

    • Good points, friend Star.
      There was an economist on a FOX program (?don’t remember who) that explained how these high deductibles would harm those who could least afford it.
      He used the example of giving birth in a hospital; the cheapest Obamacare plan requires a $5,000 deductable before the insurance kicks in.
      So, if the hospital bill is less than $5,000, then the parents will pay the whole bill, without any help from their Obamacare.
      No young family can possiblly afford that.
      The usual deductible was something like 80/20, with the patient being responsible for the 20% of the bill. It could still be a cause of great concern, but it wasn’t to be paid up front (usually).
      How this mess, this catastrophe, will play out is a mystery. It won’t be pretty, that’s for sure.

  2. I know this has been said many many times–probably just today–but these people live in DC, which has been described as the New Dubai, and make a lot of money or steal it or something, and have paid health care and actually think people have extra thousands a month like they do which they can use for this overpriced insurance. The whole idea of these deductibles is to keep people from using it so the money they pay in premiums can go to poorer people–it’s to keep people from getting health care, basically. This is wrong on so many levels.

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