Priya Abraham, a senior policy analyst for the Commonwealth Foundation, a free market think tank in Pennsylvania, is qualified to talk about Obamacare on several accounts. She is a policy analyst; she suffers from a pre-existing condition, fibromyalgia, a chronic and often debilitating pain condition; and she has bought an Obamacare plan that has failed to meet her needs.
In a recent op-ed Abraham noted:
My need to see specialists and try expensive prescriptions makes affordable health insurance crucial to softening the financial sting. This longtime uninsured, sickly gal ought to be happy.
Plaster my picture on Healthcare.gov now, right?
Mary Ann McCarthy, Brian Bowman, Heather Cordasco, Dick Manasseri, Katie Spee, Gary Kubiak, Traci Chadbourne, Jim Duncan. Eight conservative activists. Eight defenders of freedom. Eight Sentinels.
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Sometimes politicians use people as props. President Obama has done it before, and he did it again tonight on Twitter. The White House Twitter account tweeted out a picture of Mr. Obama with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, along with a quote from Mr. Obama saying, “I’ve got two daughters and I expect them to be treated like anybody’s sons.” He was speaking in reference to equal pay for women.
As conservatives, we are opposed to the Export-Import Bank of the United States, an 80-year-old institution that allegedly exists to “facilitate exports and imports and the exchange of commodities between the United States and other Nations.” That description sounds benign, or perhaps even beneficial, until the Bank’s practices, such as using taxpayer backed loans and loan guarantees to support politically connected companies or to advance a particular ideology
, are brought to light.
We have written about our opposition to the Bank before, invoking the ire of some of the Bank’s supporters.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike LeeSenate Republican Average100% has some advice for Republicans
if they are serious about regaining popularity. It boils down to being true to their word and upholding “principles we already espouse.” One such principle is their stance against crony capitalism, which was singled out for condemnation for the first time in 2012 in the Republican party platform.
“Republicans have slammed all this ‘corporate welfare’ and ‘venture socialism’ for ‘unfairly picking winners in the marketplace’,” he recalls.