Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Steve Peters Commentary - #2765- The Senate's EPA Showdown - Wall Street Journal (2) Obamacare - One-Year Checkup - Heritage Foundation (3) VIDEO: Jesse Jackson in Wisconsin: We're Going to Escalate the Protests - Real Clear Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency debate lands in the Senate this week, amid the makings of a left-right coalition to mitigate the agency's abuses. Few other votes this year could do more to help the private economy—but only if enough Democrats are willing to buck the White House. This moment arrived unexpectedly, with Majority Leader Harry Reid opening a small business bill to amendments. Republican leader Mitch McConnell promptly introduced a rider to strip the EPA of the carbon regulation authority that the Obama Administration has given itself. Two weeks ago, Mr. Reid pulled the bill from the floor once it became clear Mr. McConnell might have the 13 Democrats he needs to clear 60. The votes are now due as soon as today, and Mr. Reid is trying to attract 41 Democrats with a rival amendment from Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus. The Baucus plan is a political veneer that would exempt some farms and businesses from the EPA maw but at the cost of endorsing everything else. The question for Democrats is whether their loyalties to President Obama and EPA chief Lisa Jackson trump the larger economic good, not to mention constituents already facing far higher energy costs.  Read more....... SP: Obama's has threatened to implement an EPA administrative law regulation on carbon, unless the Senate passes legislation that bars him from kneecapping the economy. Obama and Senator Reid are going to offer a great sounding phony alternative to try to give cover to Democratic Senators. Democrats only believe in consensus when they can use it for their benefit, otherwise they will override it to achieve their end goal of total Federal Government control over how we live our lives. Think it is bad now? Can you imagine how much more authoritarian an Obama administration would be if they were reelected, and no longer concerned about facing another election?

Obamacare - One-Year Checkup - Heritage Foundation - On its one-year anniversary, Obamacare’s unpopularity is growing. Its hodgepodge of mandates and regulations have reduced competition in health insurance markets and increased the cost of coverage. Overall, Obamacare has increased government control of Americans’ health care choices and limited consumer choice. The more than 1,000 waivers already granted tacitly acknowledge that Obamacare’s “benefits” are not worth its costs. Congress should replace Obamacare with consumer-focused reforms and sensible changes in health care entitlement programs.  One year ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).[1] The PPACA was unpopular when it was enacted in March 2010, but its proponents believed that it would gain broad acceptance once people discovered the law’s benefits.  One year later, public opinion has not warmed to the law because many of its “benefits” have been either underwhelming or detrimental. The most recent Rasmussen survey shows that 62 percent of likely voters want the law repealed.[2] In fact, in a suit brought by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business, Federal District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the PPACA is unconstitutional,[3] leaving its implementation in limbo.  Read more.........
VIDEO: Jessee Jackson in Wisconsin: We're Going to Escalate the Protests - Real Clear Politics -  Jesse Jackson sends a warning message during an appearance on FOX News: "So they're going to escalate the protests -- you will either have collective bargaining through a vehicle called collective bargaining or you're going to have it through the streets. People here will fight back because they think their cause is moral and they have nowhere else to go."  Link to Video:.......  SP: Listen to the video, it is Chicago Gangster politics in action. Jackson is the less "polite" and unsophisticated political version of Obama. In the end, both their goals are the same, take control over our lives, legally steal wealth from the producers and turn it over to their favorite takers. If they cannot win legally at the ballot box, then they will take less polite avenues to achieve their goals(Jessie's words not mine). The Democratic leaders are deadly serious on what they want and what they are willing to do to get it, be prepared.

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