A year from now, as Obamacare’s falling apart with all the evidence, being on the side of the party that tried to stop it and went to the length of taking real political risk trying to stop it, is something that will be admirable, and people will want to be associated with. And look, if I were running the House, I’d have a vote on repeal every single month. – Michael A. Needham in Politico Magazine, November 13, 2013
For years conservatives have been warning lawmakers that Obamacare would harm the American people because it is unaffordable and unworkable. Contrary to liberals’ protestations, Obamacare is a government takeover of healthcare, and the government has proven woefully inadequate for the task.
In an effort to advance “women’s rights,” liberal feminists have championed abortion for decades. But to be consistent in their justification of elective abortions, they have to defend sex-selective abortion, a practice that has resulted in disproportionately large swaths of female populations missing worldwide.
Only a handful of states in the U.S. have outlawed the practice, and it is well documented that Planned Parenthood has refused to admit that they will not perform sex-selective abortions unless it has been made illegal.
Arguably, few institutions are more deceptively named than Planned Parenthood; they are in the very lucrative business of preventing parenthood through abortion.
Our first reaction when we got the letter: I was so enraged and so was Jim. And we had to just step back from it and just process it and look at what’s really going on in this country. – Vicki White, Alabama
After nearly 10 years with the individual “blue” plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, with a premium of $402 per month and a $5,000 out of pocket deductible, Vicki and Jim White received a letter in the mail that infuriated them. They are a hardworking, responsible, healthy couple, so they chose a health insurance plan with a higher deductible, and were putting money in a health savings account.
Rep. Honda calls the events leading up to the government shutdown a “dysfunctional, irresponsible game of brinkmanship” and is apparently relieved that “cooler heads ultimately prevailed.” Those “cooler heads” did indeed procure an 11th-hour deal which saved face politically. But Congress accomplished nothing legislatively that would protect Americans from the ravages of Obamacare, and the hefty debt that will result from it in the coming years. Recall, by 2013, just a decade from now, the U.S. will sink $250 billion into Obamacare annually, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Fiscally responsible? Not at all. But I digress.