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Bit by bit, Obama repeals #Obamacare, so Republicans don’t have to. Updated: Sebelius denies delay?

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s long been known that the individual mandate is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. Without the requirement for healthy young people to buy more insurance than they need or pay a penalty tax protection money, there would never be enough revenue coming into the system to pay for the elderly and […]


LA restaurant imposes surcharge to pay for #Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2014 at 5:59 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas What is it we like to say, folks? That’s right, “Elections have consequences!” When you vote for a party that insists against all sound reason on passing legislation that raises a business’ cost, said business is likely to pass that cost along to the consumer — us. It’s called economics, progressives. You […]


#Obamacare: California family finds “affordable care” to be neither

Posted by: Phineas on January 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s becoming an all too common story: people who thought Obamacare would solve their healthcare-coverage problems find instead that, thanks to bigger premiums, higher deductibles, and shrinking provider networks, they’re arguably worse off than before. In this case, the victims (1) are the family of German Campos and Andrea Redamonti, themselves and […]


Obamacare chronicles: Target part-timers to lose their health plans

Posted by: Phineas on January 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Why, because the company found it more economical to cancel the plans, give the employees a cash payout, and tell them to go find their insurance on the exchanges. Just as the progressives planned: Target Corp. (TGT) will end health insurance for part-time employees in April, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot […]


Video Flashback: So, Romney was right about a number of things …

Posted by: ST on December 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm » 6 Comments

No, Mitt Romney wasn’t the rock-ribbed conservative we wanted in 2012 but on key issues, especially the disastrous impact he predicted Obamacare would have on the American people, and his emphasis on how Russia and Syria were NOT our friends, he was absolutely right. I still firmly believe that America would be in a better […]


If only they would allow do-overs in elections…

Posted by: Phineas on November 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mitt Romney would win in a landslide: The results overall represent a sharp turnaround in fortune for Obama and his party, which just a month ago were ascendant over the Republicans in views of the budget dispute that led to a partial government shutdown. Today 45 percent of Americans call Obama “too […]


Obamacare site crumbled like a wet cookie in “stress” tests…

Posted by: Phineas on October 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And yet they let the godforsaken thing go live, anyway: Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a […]


I am a bad person, for my sympathy well has run dry.

Posted by: Phineas on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s true. I cannot muster the merest hint of a tear, nor think of consoling words, for this Daily Kos blogger who just got his new Obamacare rates: My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this […]


The Obamacare Chronicles: Trader Joe’s to drop coverage for part-time employees

Posted by: Phineas on September 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In my area of Los Angeles, the Trader Joe’s employees and clientele tend to be liberal and well-left of liberal. I wonder what they think of this news? After extending health care coverage to many of its part-time employees for years, Trader Joe’s has told workers who log fewer than 30 hours […]


The Obamacare Chronicles: in which UPS proves me right

Posted by: Phineas on August 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The timing couldn’t be better. Yesterday I quoted an article from the Pittsburgh Tribune’s TribLive site reporting that, due to Obamacare, some companies were looking to save money by dropping spousal coverage. Today UPS dropped the hammer: UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses […]