Sebelius – Obamacare opponents like those opposed to civil rights

The HHS Secretary, Sebelius, speaking before the NAACP convention in Orlando, Florida stated that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 60’s. She is comparing those who oppose America’s eventual one-size-fits-all socialized medicine; even those with half-a-brain who can see this program will cost hundreds of billions more than is being spent now on healthcare, with those who opposed civil rights. Weren’t Congressional Republicans, who now oppose Obamacare to a person,...

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Illinois, Chicago, Springfield and state Medicaid all corrupt

Illinois is notorious for government corruption. Since 1976, the state has the third highest corruption convictions in the nation, including four out of the last 7 governors. Chicago has been called “the most corrupt city in America.” A report by the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Better Government Association revealed that 150 top Cook County officials have been convicted in public corruption cases. So it should come as no surprise that a program such as the state Medicaid program, which is to provide the base of expansion for...

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Internet taxes will raise consumer prices to fill state coffers

In the summer 2013 Heritage Foundation Members News, an analysis of the Internet sales tax is reviewed with some interesting conclusions. First, is another inappropriate title for the proposed internet tax, the “Marketplace Fairness Act” – why do all liberal government taxes or restrictions on people’s actions, deal with so-called fairness? The Internet tax would subject online companies to over 9600 tax jurisdictions throughout the United States, places where the business have no physical presence, making this...

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Immigration Bill may raid the Social Security Trust Fund

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., an opponent of the immigration bill, argued that the legislation relies on $211 billion of Social Security revenue over the next 10 years and that without that money the legislation would cause a $10 billion deficit and that was against the budget rules. So, Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., proposed Wednesday that the budget rules be waived, a measure that required 60 votes. The Senate voted 68-30 Wednesday to waive existing budget requirements to allow the immigration measure to proceed for a vote later this week that...

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The “Farm Bill,” which is 80% food stamps, was defeated in the House

House conservatives on Thursday defeated the multiyear $500 billion “farm bill” by a vote of 195-234, objecting to the massive size of the pork-filled bill. The White House threatened to veto the House version because it cut too much money ($3.2B) out of the food stamp program, which makes up 80% of the farm bill. The cost of the food stamp program has doubled in just five years under the Obama administration, despite his claims that our economy is on the mend. The Senate version “cut” a small $400 million per year out...

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