In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Look: More Fibbing. Obamacare Saves . . . Not So Much

Oh no. Was President Obama’s promise that Obamacare would “bend the cost curve” on health spending just a bill of goods? Could we just lump this in with “everything’s paid for” and “If you like you insurance, you can keep it” as deceptive White House advertising? Well, yes! At least according to the Congressional Budget Office. From Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal Remember

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Americans Really Want Obamacare Repealed

A strong majority of Americans wants to repeal Obamacare, according to a poll released today by Rasmussen Reports. The survey of likely voters finds that 54 percent at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 35 percent are at least somewhat opposed. And the passion is with the opponents. Some 41 percent strongly favor appeal compared to 28 percent strongly oppose it.

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Key Obama Health Cost Saver Fails to Save Much

Well, gosh, this was buried on the Washington Post website and exiled over to page six in the print edition today, so I figured I’d unearth it, wipe off the dirt, and show it to you. One of President Obama’s key selling planks for the $1 trillion Obamacare health system revamp is that it’s going to help cut the cost of providing health care. And

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Pelosi’s District Gets Extra Obamacare Waivers

It’s good to be the queen. In an example of the type of reporting we don’t see enough of these days, the Daily Caller reveals that last month, nearly a fifth of the waivers from Obamacare requirements went directly to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district. Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs

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Today’s Obama Poll || America Wants Repeal of Obamacare

Forty four percent of voters believe the health reform law should be repealed compared with 38 percent who do not, demonstrating a persisting thumbs down for Obamacare even after its initial measures – like guaranteeing insurance for those with pre-existing conditions and keeping young adults on their parents policies – have been rolled out. Obama has pretty much given up trying to sell the law,

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Today’s Obama Poll || Country Divided on Health Law

The nation is about evenly divided on whether or not it likes President Obama’s health reform law, with 46 percent saying it’s a good thing Congress passed it while 44 percent say it isn’t, according to a new Gallup poll. That’s very bad news for the president. Worse, support is down from when the bill became law a year ago. Then, 49 percent said it

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Three Reasons Obamacare is in Deep Doo Doo

Democrats are working hard to portray the inevitability of Obamacare, characterizing GOP efforts to repeal it as political theater while President Obama himself fights a rearguard action by suggesting he’s open to revisions. But the spin coming out of the Democratic camp and the offers of flexibility mask a reality the White House is well aware of: Obama’s signature achievement is in serious danger of

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White House Accuses Fla. Judge of Political Agenda

President Obama has not been shy about trespassing the boundaries between the executive and the judiciary branches, memorably scolding the Supreme Court during his 2010 State of the Union about their decision allowing corporate spending in campaigns. Today, Stephanie Cutter, a veteran Democratic operative who has been put in charge at the White House of making you like the health care bill, launched a personal

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White House: Repeal Health Law and Sky Will Fall on Your Head

The White House has a two-pronged strategy for rebuffing efforts to scrap or alter the health care law. 1. Resort to specious arguments. This is a good idea because people might believe things that aren’t exactly true. 2. Scare the crap out of you. This is a good idea because you might decide that without health reform, you will die. Both strategies are currently on

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End-of-Life Care Provision Back from the Dead

The Obama administration has inserted through regulation a politically explosive provision – removed from the health care reform bill to help it pass – that would pay doctors to provide counseling to patients on planning their deaths. The provision encourages doctors – by giving them money to do it – to discuss treatment options for patients should they become incapacitated and unable to make their

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Obama’s Health Reform – um – Misstatement of the Truth

Let’s not call people liars. Them’s fightin’ words, and right now my shoulder is sore. The word liar also presupposes more about people’s motives than I usually like to assume. People do make mistakes, even if it really, really seems like the misstatement was intentional. And then there’s wishful thinking . . . So what shall we call President Obama’s unequivocal assertion during September 2009,

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Is the White House Outright Lying About Health Reform?

This one is truly hard to fathom. The rules are that White house spinmeisters are aloud to shade the truth, mislead, and ignore facts in presenting their cases. But they are not allowed to tell outright lies. That’s the game they play with reporters. But now we have, in a claim first noticed by the Wall Street Journal, what can only be described as a

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