Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Internal Revenue Scandal - #4506 - VIDEOS: Here are 4 of the Most Memorable Moments from Tuesdays IRS Hearing - The Blaze (2) Obamacare Bait and Switch - Wall Street Fournal

Here are 4 of the Most Memorable Moments from Tuesday - The Blaze -  Congress for the second time this week held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups on Tuesday. But unlike previous hearings on the matter, no government official appeared on Tuesday to testify on the IRS’ stifling of grassroots organizations. Instead, the House Ways and Means Committee called on the leaders of six conservative groups that were allegedly targeted by the IRS. Becky Gerritso of the Wetumpka Tea Party in a moving and passionate speech on Tuesday reminded members of Congress that she is a free American. “I’m not here as a serf or a vassal,” she said, starting to tear up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.” “It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.” Watch the other three videos, including Rep. Jim McDermott and Paul Ryan's response........

(2) Obamacare Bait and Switch - Wall Street Journal - Liberals have spent years claiming that "rate shock" under the Affordable Care Act—the 20% to 30% average spike in insurance premiums that every independent analyst projects—is merely the political imagination of Republicans and the insurance industry. So they immediately claimed victory when California reported last month that the plans that will be available on the state's new insurance exchange next year would be cheaper than they are today. Except now it emerges that California goosed the data to make it appear as if ObamaCare won't send costs aloft as the law's regulations and mandates kick in. It will, by a lot. And now liberals have suddenly switched to arguing that, sure, insurance will be more expensive but the new costs are justified. Needless to say that was not how Democrats sold health-care reform.  Read more....... Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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