Don’t say this can’t happen – That’s what they said about ObamaCare.by Betsy McCaughey
Would you rather show up at work on time or stretch out on the sofa and watch TV? Stupid question. Most people punch a clock out of necessity. But progressive Democrats want to make work optional, and to guarantee a slew of benefits to everyone, whether they get off the couch or not. It’s a slap in the face to America’s workforce [bold type, mine].
Some 70 Democrats in the House of Representatives — more than one-third of the party’s representatives — endorsed a plan on Thursday to outlaw private health insurance and force all Americans into a government-run system. Let’s be clear. This plan is not about helping the needy. The plan would rip away medical coverage from half of all Americans, including the 157 million who get their insurance the old-fashioned way — earning it through a job. The plan, dubbed “Medicare for All,” would prohibit employers — even giant companies that self-insure — from covering workers, retirees or their families.
Union workers with gold-plated health benefits would have to give them up and settle for the same coverage as people who refuse to work at all. Why work?
Apparently, the Democratic Party no longer believes in work.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is taking the opposite route — beefing up work incentives. Last Thursday, the president’s Council of Economic Advisers revealed that about half of able-bodied adults who collect benefits, such as food stamps, housing aid or Medicaid, work zero hours, while the nation’s working stiffs pay the tab.
Why should people toil if they can get take it easy and get freebies instead? No wonder nearly 1 out of every 5 working-age adults collects these benefits. Dependence soared during the Obama administration, while workforce participation plummeted.
The Trump administration wants to reverse this grim trend. The administration is urging states to require able-bodied adults on Medicaid to do something — work, go to school, go to job training, get addiction treatment, take English as a second language or care for a family member. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., bashes these efforts as “mean-spirited,” and left-wing advocacy groups are suing to stop them.
No surprise. After all, back in 2010, Dems sold Obamacare to a doubting public with the argument that it would allow them to quit their jobs in the “pursuit of happiness.” Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and health plan subsidies would liberate them, Pelosi promised. “Just think, if you could be a photographer, a writer,” instead of being locked in a job to get health coverage. The Congressional Budget Office warned that the Affordable Care Act would reduce the incentive to work. Astoundingly, Democrats considered that a positive. Read the rest of this article at creators.com.
WASHINGTON — As chief executive of the influential conservative think tank Heritage Action for America, Michael Needham waged years of unforgiving political warfare against the Republican Party establishment, deepening the divide between party leaders and grass-roots activists that helped elevate Donald J. Trump to the presidency.
Now Mr. Needham is leaving his job there to become chief of staff for one of the Republican establishment’s favorite sons, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
The move is certain to raise questions about whether Mr. Rubio, whose hopes of becoming president in 2016 were dashed by Mr. Trump, may be positioning himself for another run. And it underscores how unsettled the conservative movement remains nearly two years after Mr. Trump won the Republican presidential nomination and became the party’s improbable leader. Continue reading at nytimes.com.
This interview with Rev. C.L. Bryant for runawayslavemovie.com was recorded in May of 2011 at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood, CA, near his home. Andrew tells CL how he would like to be remembered. More about the film Andrew appears in at http://www.runawayslavemovie.com. Below is the transcript of this interview
Andrew Breitbart: What I want to be known as, the guy who was awakened, from a sleepwalking liberalism, by a man by the name of Clarence Thomas who stood there in a dignified manner as they tried to destroy him. Yet he did, he wasn’t, he wasn’t destroyed. And I want the Democratic Party and liberalism, I want my professors at Tulane and in the humanities department to know, that they tried to brainwash me, to side with Liberal Democrats, in order to attack those that disagreed. And I want my legacy to be, that they know that they screwed with the wrong guy.
In the United States of America, you have the right to think freely. You have the right to be whatever you want in this United States. And the idea that the Democrat media complex would tell you, that you are a slave to an ideology, to a mindset, that if you don’t abide by it, we’re going to punish you severely. That’s as un-American as anything that I can possibly imagine. I don’t care, if you would agree with me or disagree with me on policy. What I care about is that you have the freedom in this country to live your life as a free, rugged individualist. And I am at war with anybody that would tell you, that you don’t have a right to be a free man.
Rev. C.L. Bryant: Andrew Breitbart thank you thank you thank you with me today thank you.
Romney Headed to Utah to Campaign for US Senate
Former Massachusetts governor and failed 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was planning to launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with an announcement on social media, but he tweeted late Wednesday that he was be delaying his announcement due to the deadly shooting at a high school in Florida.
Well I guess he couldn’t stand it any longer, so at 8:19 Friday morning, the games began.
President Trump held a Make America Great Again rally tonight in Pensacola. Yes, he spoke about his support for Judge Roy Moore in next Tuesday’s Alabama U.S. Senate race, but the bulk of his speech dealt with his first year (almost) in office and his vision for the future.
So please don’t rely on LameStream radio and TV snippets, or the fish wrapper print media, and take the time to watch our president’s speech when you can. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Thanks.
How many The Trump administration, after years of litigation, has settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration.
minutes seconds of coverage do you think this will get in the mainstream fake news media circus?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced early Thursday that the Justice Department had entered into settlements with Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”
The settlements involve payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.
The targeting scandal drew heavy attention in 2013 when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. Lois Lerner, then head of the Exempt Organizations unit responsible, became the public face of the scandal, though other IRS officials were involved as well.
Sessions said that groups with names involving “Tea Party” or “Patriots,” or those with specific policy positions concerning government spending, were subject to “inappropriate criteria” to “screen” applications. Read the rest of this article at foxnews.com.
The Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, and the Senate Conservatives Fund called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of Senate leadership to resign over their inability to pass President Donald Trump’s agenda, which includes repealing and replacing Obamacare, confirming federal judges, and funding a southern border wall.
The grassroots conservative leaders chastised the members of Senate leadership, which includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). The conservatives argued that the Senate leadership should resign to make way for more effective lawmakers who will enact the president’s populist agenda.
Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, explained that Republicans gained a majority in Congress thanks to grassroots conservatives’ activism. In exchange for their support, Republicans promised to fulfill conservatives’ agenda. Martin said:
Those grassroots volunteers – millions of whom I represent, as Co-Founder and CEO of Tea Party Patriots – were motivated to work by the campaign promises made by Republican candidates.
They promised to end the Obama era practice of spending more than the government takes in, so we can balance the budget and pay down our $20 trillion national debt.
They promised to end the Obama era overreach of the federal government.
They promised to hold accountable the Internal Revenue Service officials responsible for illegally targeting us for our political beliefs.
They promised to nominate and confirm Constitutionalists to the federal bench.
They promised to secure our borders, protect American jobs, and end the scourge of illegal immigration.
And in their most famous campaign promise of all, they promised to repeal ObamaCare, and I quote, “root and branch.”
For nine months, our supporters have been urging Republicans in Congress to do one simple thing: Keep your promises.
Those pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
Martin stated, “But as long as Mitch McConnell is Majority Leader of the United States Senate, that illegal special exemption for Congress is going to stay in place. All these failures have one thing in common – they represent a FAILURE of LEADERSHIP,” adding that “Mitch McConnell has had his chance. He has failed to deliver. It is TIME FOR HIM TO GO.”
Adam Brandon, the president of FreedomWorks, argued that Republicans need new leadership if they ever want to pass their legislative agenda to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and rein in government regulations. He charged:
It’s time for new leadership. Mitch McConnell has been a failure in the Senate and has cost Republicans almost a year of victories. He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation – or he does not care.
He failed to repeal Obamacare with his majority in the Senate. The House has passed the REINS Act and the Financial CHOICE Act, but McConnell is exerting no energy to get those to the floor for a vote.
Now we are focused on tax reform. The House has passed its budget, and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady is ready to work. Yet again, the Senate is not moving. They even left for a week during crunch time.
Brandon said during the press conference, “In a few months, we’re going to hear about Democratic obstruction. We can’t blame the Democrats on this.”
David Bozell of For America explained that McConnell remains incredibly unpopular, elaborating to say that McConnell has a 9 percent popularity in his home state of Kentucky, 18 percent popularity nationwide, and 40 percent net negative unpopularity among Trump supporters. He added, “The time is now for a leadership change.”
Read the rest of this article including the conservatives’ letter to the Senate leadership HERE.
The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.
All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.
Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.
Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!
In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
It’s way past time to repeal and replace these two!
The Republican Party is already behaving as if it is no longer a governing party, and merely awaits the verdict of the voters in 2018 to seal its fate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) virtually handed control to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in his speech bemoaning Republicans’ latest — and last? — failure to pass any kind of repeal of Obamacare in the wee hours of Friday morning.
“Now, I think it’s appropriate to ask, what are their ideas? It’s time for our friends on the other side to tell us what they have in mind and we’ll see how the American people feel about their ideas,” he said.
It was a stunning abdication of governing responsibility to the minority party.
There is no way Democrats are going to propose any new ideas to “fix” Obamacare in the near future. Instead, they will save their ideas for the 2018 midterm elections, when they will run on the promise to lead the effort to repair what Republicans lacked the courage to repeal. They will tell McConnell what they have in mind for Obamacare — once he is out of power and control the Senate — and perhaps the House as well. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Glad we organized rallies and protested these past 8 years for the GOP to lie to everyone and utterly betray us on their biggest promise.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 27, 2017