Monday, October 28, 2013

From Red State

Obamacare and the Governing Trap
One of the most reliable features of the DC ruling class is having raised governing to a fetish.  Contrary to the line being pushed into the conventional wisdom by the Ruling Class, the government shutdown was much more than a disagreement over tactics [The Budget Shutdown Was About Ideology Not Tactics], it marked a deep ideological divide within the GOP between those who strive to govern for its own sake and those that believe governance must emanate from principle. . . . please click here for the rest of the post’

Obamacare watch: How the Democrats threw a pregnant woman off her insurance.
All in the name of helping her, of course. . . . please click here for the rest of the post’
 
Democrats resolutely ignoring Obamacare gnawing on their electoral entrails.
There are times when I wonder whether Barack Obama really wants the Democrats to retake the House of Representatives. Aside from everything else (with everything else ranging from the Democrats would have to strain to pretend to be moderates again to Obama would lose his favorite devil figures, it’d mean that Barack Obama would have to interact more with Debbie. . . . please click here for the rest of the post’

Powerful Boston Teamster Boss Faces Suspension For Threatening To Punish Members
In the mid 1980s, the President’s Commission on Organized Crime issued a report stating that the four major labor unions were under the influence of organized crime and run undemocratically at the detriment of their members. At the top of the list was the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  In 1989, in order to settle a RICO suit by the U.S. Justice Department, the Teamster’s International Executive Board entered into a consent decree, agreeing to federal oversight. This Justice Department’s oversight continues to this day principally through an Independent Review Board. . . . please click here for the rest of the post’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should check his House in-box.
There are any number of House bills that were duly passed in the last few months that happen to deal with handling the individual mandate.  Including, I believe, one from September 30th, which in retrospect is a deal that Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, and Jeanne Shaheen (at the very least) kind of wish that the Senate Majority Leader had taken, given that Reid is playing fire with their political careers right now. At any rate: if the Senate decides to pursue an individual mandate delay anyway, well, the House has done its job; now let Harry Reid do his, and hammer it all out in conference the way it’s supposed to be done. . . . please click here for the rest of the post’

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