VERY CLEAR PRESENTATION OF THE REAL STORY BEHIND SEQUESTRATION, NOT THE DRAMATIC LIES OBAMA IS FORETELLING: Hannity: Would Automatic Spending Cuts Even Put a Dent in U.S. Debt? Inside the hotly contested numbers - Fox
2) His Idea: Why Did Barack Obama Propose It? - Redstate - Today, Barack Obama spoke out about the pending sequestration flanked by first responders and others. What he did not mention was that sequestration was President Obama’s idea.
Today, President Obama said:
Emergency responders like the ones who are here today — their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded.
But sequestration was his idea.
Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced.
Why then did he propose sequestration?
FBI agents will be furloughed.
So, Mr. President, if it is so bad, why did you propose the idea?
Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go.
Again, why did your team propose the idea?
Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country.
Why then did you propose it?
Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off.
Why then did you propose it?
Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find childcare for their kids.
Why did you propose it if that would happen, Mr. President? Read more.......
(3) Greta Interviews Ken Cuccinelli - How insurance providers' reluctance to support the Affordable Care Act could have an impact on you and your health care.
(4) Dem Senators Looking for Someone to Blame for Obamacare - Hot Air -
James Taranto found news of a hearing this week that I missed, in which Democratic lawmakers grilled Gary Cohen, head of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight about Obamacare’s mounting problems. It’s like a David Brooks column about Obama, but in hearing form. Behold your moral and intellectual betters discover all the exact same things you’ve known for four years:
“Baucus questioned how well the online health insurance marketplaces would interact with what he called ‘archaic’ computer systems at Social Security and the Internal Revenue Service,” Kaiser reports.Cohen also took hits from Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who criticized the administration for delaying implementation of the Basic Health Program — an option for states to provide cost-efficient health coverage outside of Medicaid and the law’s new insurance exchanges.
HHS has said it will not have the Basic Health Program ready until 2015 — a year behind schedule. State officials have balked, and Cantwell echoed their criticisms Thursday during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the status of the implementation effort.....Second, get used to the delay of certain parts of the health care bill. Attempting to remake 1/6 of the economy is not an easy task, and if it seemed to you in 2009 that the federal government, renowned for its efficiency, might be biting off more than it could chew, congratulations on your early demonstration of common sense. Unfortunately, it probably won’t buy you health insurance. Now Democratic senators are noticing the same thing, and have already voted to completely abandon parts of the health care bill its critics told them were unworkable before the law passed— the 1099 reporting requirement, the CLASS Act, and the medical device tax (repeal still in the works, but backed by none other than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-emonstrably Not Native American.) Read more.......