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Naked socialism makes inroads in Seattle w/ election of #OWS Socialist

Posted by: ST on November 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm » 9 Comments

The Associated Press reports that an Occupy Wall Street protester who publicly identified herself as a Socialist while running to serve on the city council in Seattle has won the election (via Memeorandum): SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant’s lead […]

 

The Obamacare chronicles: Building the moocher class, subsidy by subsidy

Posted by: Phineas on October 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve talked before about the perverse incentives built into Obamacare (Browse this category for more examples), but those have been largely about the incentives provided to businesses to cut hours and stop hiring full-time workers thanks to the onerous burdens imposed by the ACA. But now we have an example from the other […]

 

#Obamacare Chronicles: If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Now pull my finger.

Posted by: Phineas on October 10, 2013 at 9:01 am » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Nearly a million people in New Jersey just got a very unpleasant surprise, and I bet at least a few are saying “But… but… but, the President said!” Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans opened the mail last week to find their health insurance plan would no longer exist in 2014 because […]

 

Unhinged #NCpol Dems: What liberal NC professors think of opposing viewpoints

Posted by: ST on September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am » 8 Comments

College Fix’s Ben Smith files this report on the recent “Scholars’ for North Carolina’s Future” gathering held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prepare for much New Tone: CHAPEL HILL – Abortion safety laws make it “more dangerous for the black woman’s body.” Republican lawmakers “want kids to die.” Conservatives “are trying […]

 

Socialist French government finds there really is such a thing as being “overtaxed”

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am » 7 Comments

Via the UK Telegraph comes a report that France’s Socialist government, famous for burdening their “rich” with extraordinarily high taxs, have come to the conclusion that they can’t tax their people (the rich and middle class) anymore without bleeding them dry (via Memeorandum) : France’s Socialist government has admitted that the country cannot cope with any […]

 

The #Obamacare plan in action: another major insurer pulls out of another state

Posted by: Phineas on July 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This time, it’s Medical Mutual, which insures about 28,000 people in South Carolina: The second-largest health insurance company in South Carolina is pulling out of the state at the end of the year because of the Affordable Care Act. Medical Mutual of Ohio is the parent company of the Carolina Care plan, […]

 

“Bare-bones” employer health insurance plans coming thanks to #ObamaCare

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm » 7 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports on what National Review Online’s Veronique de Rugy calls one more in the law of “unintended consequences” to the implementation of our President’s “signature law” – ObamaCare (via Memeorandum -bolded emphasis added by me): Employers are increasingly recognizing they may be able to avoid certain penalties under the federal health law by offering […]

 

Churchill understood what Progressives want

Posted by: Phineas on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s a heckuva busy day today with little time for posting, but I have to share this gem via Steven Hayward at Power Line. It’s an excerpt from a longer quote from Winston Churchill’s closing speech in the 1945 General Election, which the Conservatives sadly lost. Read these two paragraphs, and tell me if […]

 

Obamacare as the gateway to state-run single-payer healthcare? Colorado is the foot in the doorway.

Posted by: Phineas on April 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the charges made by those oppose Obamacare is that it’s really a Trojan Horse for state-run single-payer system (1); that, in fact, the annoyances and fatal flaws within the PPACA –which are legion– are a feature, not a bug. The idea being that the problems will grow so great that […]

 

Venezuela’s oppressive socialist dictator Hugo #Chavez dies, MSM swoons

Posted by: ST on March 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm » 8 Comments

I went on a rant about this on Twitter earlier this evening – and Storified it and some of the responses I received for your viewing/reading pleasure (or displeasure). NBC, CNN, Reuters, and especially the Associated Press couldn’t help but mention how Chavez supposedly did “so much for the poor”, even though a couple of […]