Monday, March 21, 2011

Steve Peters Commentary - #2742 - The Obamacare Legacy of Centralization and Bureaucracy - Kevin Glass - Townhall (2) The Big Obama Defeat the Media Ignored - American Thinker (3) The National Labor Relations Board Threat to an Economic Recovery - Townhall

The monstrous Obamacare health law was passed by the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010 and signed into law by President Obama nine days later. Nancy Pelosi said that Congress had to pass the law to find out what was in it. Despite a lengthy debate, new details trickle out seemingly daily about the destructive impact of the law. One year later, a group of conservative health policy wonks have banded together to release a book that comes as close as possible to being the authoritative tome on the full impact of Obamacare. Grace-Marie Turner, James Capretta, Thomas Miller and Robert Moffitt are co-authors of the new book Why Obamacare is Wrong For America. Turner, President of the Galen Institute (a health policy think tank) and frequent Townhall contributor, made time to talk with Townhall about her new book, Obamacare's continuing repercussions and what Americans can do to make sure their voices are heard........Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, estimates that the number of people who will sign up for these new entitlement subsidies is much larger than the estimates by the current CBO. That's going to add at least a trillion dollars to the cost of this program. You add to that the likelihood that Congress will not allow these cuts to Medicare go into place, and the red ink from this law is absolutely unfathomable. The hypocrisy of this is that they would pretend that this law is designed to reduce the deficit. It will absolutely explode the deficit. It's also going to bankrupt the states! When you go down the line of the implication of the people and taxpayers who are impacted by this law, it is completely unprecedented that we would do this much damage to so many people and such a big swathe of our economy with one piece of legislation.  Read more.........  Contributed by Steve Peters.  AW - I  have posted many article about the Health Care Bill, but I believe this is one of the best, as it points to a book that will help us all to understand many of the implications as well as how to continue to fight the implementation of this horrible piece of legislation.  Please read the entire article.


The Big Obama Defeat the Media Ignored - American Thinker -   Sometimes the biggest victories are the ones that make the least noise. Lost amid all the excitement over the Rio trip, the anti-obesity campaign, and the March Madness picks was the revelation that Senate Democrats had given up any attempt to confirm Donald Berwick as chief of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It seems that 42 Republicans had informed the Democratic majority by letter that they would vote for Berwick's confirmation when Hell froze over. (With Wisconsin, that makes two examples of Republicans acting as if they had spines in one month. Will wonders never cease?) Berwick was originally given a recess appointment, another example of Obama's Chicago method of doing things. But that means that he must now leave office by the end of the year.  Read more.......

The National Labor Relations Board's Threat to An Economic Recovery - Townhall - There is an agency in Washington, D.C. that is aggressively pursuing a plan to increase union power to the detriment of legitimate management and employee interests including the interests of the our country’s principal job creators, small business. Instead of fairly interpreting and enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the agency is reversing decades of its own precedent. Ignoring its intended role – to be an independent agency of the Executive Branch – the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is fulfilling our earlier predictions that it would be nothing more than an extension of Big Labor......Most recently, in a case known as Specialty Healthcare, the NLRB caused widespread alarm in the American business community when it asked for a briefing on whether it should approve very small collective bargaining units – one for every kind of job in an employer’s plant or company.  Read more.........

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