Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Economy - #2682 - VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan on Avoiding Government Shutdown - Hannity - Fox News (2) White House to Liberals: Soon You Can Start Pushing Single Payer Health Care at State Level - Hot Air (3) Obama Offers Flexibility to Implement Single Payer Faster - Heritage Foundation




Rep. Paul Ryan on Avoiding Government Shutdown - Hannity - Fox News - Part 2 of Paul Ryan.....  This was an outstanding presentation by Paul Ryan on what is at stake with the economy, the budget and why the Republicans hold the line on spending, reduce the debt and spending. Please watch.


White House to Liberals - Soon You Can Start Pushing Single Payer Health Care at the State level - Hot Air - Here’s a long-distance dedication to Politifact, which crowned as its “lie of the year” the conservative argument that ObamaCare represents a government takeover of health care. Of course it’s not a government takeover of health care; it’s merely a crucial step towards a government takeover of health care. Many liberals have never been shy about voicing their ambitions in that regard, but since they couldn’t do it at the federal level last year, they’ve been looking for alternative routes. Voila — how about the opt-out provision in O-Care? That lets the states substitute their own alternative plan provided that it’s as comprehensive and affordable as the federal one is and that it doesn’t increase the deficit. Which is to say, you don’t really get to design your own plan, you get to design your own version of ObamaCare. (No wonder The One went out of his way to salute Romney again.) Obama cited that opt-out provision in his speech to the governors today as evidence of not only what a flexible program ObamaCare is but how interested he is in cost control. Yet while he was telling them that, the White House was telling the left something different: Read more.......


Obama Offers Flexibility to Implement Single Payer Faster - Heritage Foundation - Obamacare remains tremendously unpopular with the American people. According to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll, only 14 percent of Americans believe they have benefited from the law, compared to 17 percent who say the law has already harmed them. Only 28 percent of Americans believe Obamacare will help the nation’s economy, compared to 45 percent who believe it will make it worse. Overall, 48 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare while only 43 percent favor it. Some provisions, like the individual mandate, are particularly unpopular, with a full 67 percent of Americans favoring its repeal.
President Barack Obama knows all of this, which is why he told the visiting National Governors Association at the White House yesterday that he supports changing the date that states can begin applying for waivers from some Obamacare mandates from 2017 up to 2014. Specifically, the President endorsed legislation by Senators Ron Wyden (D–OR) and Scott Brown (R–MA), claiming: “It will give you flexibility more quickly while still guaranteeing the American people reform.” President Obama is at least half right here. Wyden–Brown would give states some flexibility—but only the flexibility to implement a government take over of health care faster.

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