Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Freedom Force

Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood
Texas stripped Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding Monday, citing undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress as evidence of “serious” Medicaid violations. Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas are “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal, and ethical manner,” Texas Health and Human Services said in a letter to the non-profit’s affiliates in the state obtained by the Associated Press. Those affiliates are potentially “liable, directly or by affiliation, for a series of serious Medicaid program violations” highlighted by the videos, the five-page letter read, alleging Planned Parenthood unlawfully alters the timing or method of abortions to harvest desirable tissue from aborted fetuses. (RELATED: How The New York Times Is Covering The Planned Parenthood Videos)…….

Sen. Ben Sasse said Monday he will block two of President Obama’s top nominees to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until there is a “complete and transparent accounting” of the financial crises that have led to the Obamacare co-op meltdown. “I will act to block consideration and confirmation of every HHS nominee until families who lost their co-op insurance plans get straight answers,” Sasse said in a statement. Each of the 100 individual U.S. senators has the right under Senate rules to put a presidential nomination on hold for any length of time for any reason. The Daily Caller News Foundation reported Monday that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has a secret list of 11 Obamacare co-ops that face insolvency. The CMS manages Obamacare.….

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was a guest on this past Sunday’s episode of CBS’ Face the Nation where he was asked about comments made by other Republicans about the Benghazi hearings. Gowdy, who has been playing defense for the investigation ever since Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said some questionable things a few weeks ago, seems to be growing tired of having to defend his investigation from stupid Republican politicians. Gowdy told host John Dickerson that his colleagues who haven’t been a part of the investigation or the hearings need to keep their mouths shut…..

Charles Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries, was recently a guest on Fox News Channel’s the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly. During their conversation, Kelly asked Koch about his political involvement, his family, his favorite candidates and about how he’s been portrayed by the Democrats.

Have the Democrats demonized him and his brother in an effort to win votes?

“Oh definitely, that’s a full time job on their part. I mean and that’s why I’ve never been that fond of politics and only got into it recently kicking and screaming. Of what I give to charity, the part that goes to or I donate, the part that goes to politics is a very, very, very small piece of that because I don’t think politicians are going to reverse the trajectory of this country. I think it’s going to depend on the American people understanding what is fair and what makes their lives better and so I’ve been working for over 50 years on better understanding that and communicating that.”……

The brilliant libertarian Tom Woods asks the one question that no Bernie Sanders supporter seems to want to answer. If Bernie and his supporters are right and “greed” and the 1% are to blame for our economic policies… why can’t the other world nations (who are vastly poorer than even the poorest Americans) demand that we (all Americans) give them our money? Woods has written a wonderful e-book that you can get for free at explaining why Bernie is completely wrong about the economy…..

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