Thursday, November 14, 2013

Top US Lawyer: Obama Is Guilty of Serial Fraud – Impeachment Is a Remedy (Video)

Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Top American lawyer and author Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the World Trade Center bombers after the 1993 attacks, accused Barack Obama of serial fraud tonight on The Kelly Files. Andrew told Megyn Kelly:
“If ever there has been a fraud on the entire American people it’s this one. And, I would say, Megyn, this business about, “you want your plan, you keep your plan,” is just the beginning of it… We’re talking about serial fraud on multiple levels and multiple level misrepresentations… This is an ‘in your face’ almost a crude fraud… The remedy the Framers gave us for reigning in executive excess especially if it gets this abusive is impeachment. Impeachment is a political remedy not a legal remedy… This is a big scandalous scheme and the more you look at it, systematic dishonesty is rife all the way through it.”
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The Hidden Marriage Penalty in Obamacare

The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2013 | Garance Franke-Ruta

Any married couple that earns more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level—that is $62,040—for a family of two earns too much for subsidies under Obamacare. "If you're over 400 percent of poverty, you're never eligible for premium" support, explains Gary Claxton, director of the Health Care Marketplace Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

But if that same couple lived together unmarried, they could earn up to $45,960 each—$91,920 total—and still be eligible for subsidies through the exchanges in New York state, where insurance is comparatively expensive and the state exchange was set up in such a way as to not provide lower rates for younger people. (Subsidy eligibility is calculated using a complicated formula involving income in relation to the poverty line, family size, and the price of plans offered through a state's marketplace.)
Nona and Aaron's 2012 income was higher than the 400 percent mark, but not by much. In New York City, that still doesn't take you very far for two people. If their most recent months of income are in the same range, they will get no help at all with buying insurance through the exchanges if and when they apply, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and eHealth subsidy calculators. Premiums for the two for silver-level plans came in at $9,248 for the year.
But if they applied as unmarried individuals with something like their 2012 income, one of them would get at least $3,964 in subsidies toward the purchase of a plan, or possibly even be eligible for Medicaid, thanks to their uneven individual earnings that year.
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Sen. Ron Johnson, Who Opposed Cruz Defunding Strategy, Scrambles to Patch Obamacare!

Cybercast News Service ^ | November 13, 2013 - 9:41 AM | Susan Jones

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) did not support Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to omit Obamacare funding in a continuing resolution, at one point calling Cruz’s defunding strategy “intellectually dishonest” and a “circular firing squad.”

But now Johnson is out with his own strategy to deal with the problems caused by the law. Although he favors repeal, he’s going for a patch.
Johnson has introduced the “If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It Act,” which would amend the Affordable Care Act to ensure that individuals can keep their health insurance coverage. His bill promises “no changes to existing coverage.”
But Johnson admits the legislation won’t help people—apparently millions of them—who already have received policy cancellation notices, most of them in the individual insurance market. …
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5 Reasons Sarah Palin Not Supporting Chris Christie

New Jersey Newsroom ^ | November 13, 2013 | Bob Holt

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took time out from her book tour to offer her thoughts on the 2016 presidential election.

Governor Chris Christie is considered the Republican frontrunner in some circles, but Palin isn’t in his corner. She says the Party doesn’t have to “settle” for any particular candidate.
Palin said in a Fox News interview, according to Politico, “We certainly don’t have to settle for any candidate that would go along with an agenda that stifles our economy and would strip any of our freedoms that are constitutionally protected.”
Also, in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Palin said that female politicians face more scrutiny than men, especially concerning their physical appearance. After Tapper mentioned comments about Christie’s appearance, Palin responded, according to Mediaite, “That’s because it’s been extreme, okay. It’s hard for some people not to comment on it.”
Palin also was not happy with Christie’s criticism of the Tea Party’s role in the government shutdown. She said, according to, “When you stand in the middle of the road, you’re going to get hit on both sides of the road. “We need to take a stand and support those who are fulfilling their campaign promises. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, some of these guys were actually fulfilling their campaign promises and they ask for debate. They took the stand, and fought for us to debate the issue of Obamacare.”
And Palin doesn’t care for Christie’s position on gun control. Christie has signed some gun control laws, but refused to sign others. According to Politico, she said it was a “little bit of a flirting with disaster when it comes to trying to win over constitutionalists, talking about some stripping of our Second Amendment rights. That’s going to be tough to overcome.”
In an interview, Fox’s Sean Hannity asked Palin whether Christie’s appearances with President Obama right after Hurricane Sandy hurt Mitt Romney’s chances for the presidency. “I think it was unnecessary to literally be embracing Barack Obama at the time of such national import when it came to that campaign season, she said, according to Fox News. "Any GOP member who would go that direction instead of standing strong on the planks in our platform, I question their commitment to the free markets and the freedom that's made America such an exceptional nation.” reported that Palin began a tour promoting her new book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,"drawing more than 700 fans to a Barnes and Noble in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania.

Sarah On Their Minds!

Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ben Crystal

For someone the Democrats have declared irrelevant, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin seems to be surprisingly relevant. According to the left, Palin hasn’t been a real factor since 2008. Yet every time she so much as makes a run to the grocery store, liberals scrutinize her behavior like disgraced Internal Revenue Service thug Lois Lerner reading Tea Party tax returns.
While conservatives, many of whom genuinely like Palin, invite her to break bread with them at various functions, liberals whine about her near omnipresence — all while fawning like groupies in an effort to entice her as an interview subject. I’d suggest the quest for ratings and subsequent advertising dollars drives them to seek out Palin the way lepers sought out Mother Teresa; but no self-respecting liberal would be in it just for the money and fame, right?
Monday morning, Palin graced the studios of NBC’s “Today Show,” where Matt Lauer attempted to press her on Obamacare — something Lauer’s fellow NBC talking head Chuck Todd was either unwilling or unable to do to President Barack Obama last Thursday. Of course, Lauer may be bright enough to know Palin equals ratings; but he’s clearly not bright enough to have learned Palin equals smarter than the women who make MSNBC such a ratings “success.” Palin dispensed with Lauer as easily as Michael Moore dispenses with anything coated in powdered sugar.
"People who are being told today if you — and some of them are still being told — “Well, if you like that insurance policy and that coverage, you still will be able to keep it. It’s just going to cost you a little bit more.” That’s the point, if it’s going to cost you more, then it’s not the same policy."
If NBC, which is as redoubtable a Barack Obama Administration mouthpiece as White House press secretary Jay Carney, thought Palin’s views were worth their airtime, logic would dictate that the unbathed liberal masses would concur. Unfortunately, logic and liberalism collide as often as MSNBC and decent ratings. Yet the perfectly named left-wing hate speech blog Talking Points Memo reacted to Palin’s entirely accurate remarks about the lies Obama told to keep his train wreck on the rails by changing the subject.
When asked by Matt Lauer about her alternative plan, Palin gave a rambling answer that echoed her infamous 2008 interview with Katie Couric, in which the former Republican vice presidential nominee awkwardly struggled to name a newspaper or magazine she often read.
Lauer invited her to talk about Obamacare’s face-plant, and the liberals come up with: Palin is stupid, because… um… 2008!
Part of the left’s assaults against Palin stem from the same misogyny that has defined the Democrats for as long as Democrats have skittered across the fruited plains. These guys really don’t like women who don’t do what they’re told. They also seem to have a problem with women who look like women, but that’s a conversation for another day. Their attacks on Palin are virtually reflexive. Every time she speaks, Bill Maher’s staff gets jumpy. In fact, anytime any conservative woman raises her flag, the Democrats’ hate machine redlines its tachometer.
But part of this latest assault on Palin stems from the Democrats’ increasing desperation over the implosion of Obamacare. Keeping in mind that the Democrats consider politics vastly more important than everything, up to and including life itself, any dissent represents a commensurately grave threat. When someone like Palin takes to the airwaves to voice her discontent with Obama’s train wreck of a power grab, liberals go apoplectic.
To be honest, I don’t think Palin should run for President in 2016 for a number of reasons — among them, her own safety. From the so-called “Occupy” riots to pretty much anything involving more than one union thug, the Democrats have demonstrated a propensity for violence at the drop of Carlos Danger’s zipper. Combine their lack of compunction with the white-hot rage that Palin still inspires more than half a decade since they first declared her “irrelevant,” and you’ve got a perfect environment for some loon in a “Che’” T-shirt to trade his life for a week’s worth of admiring references on Ivy League professors’ Twitter feeds. They’re pressing a $2 trillion fraud, something for which non-Democrats risk serious prison time; and they’ve already attacked her children more than once. I doubt they’d hesitate to push one of their followers over the line between “foaming at the mouth with anti-Palin hate” and Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Senate Democrats seek Obamacare balance (Rats running for cover as fast as they can)

politico ^ | 11/14/2013 | By BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM

Senate Democrats are trying to find a precarious balance on Obamacare by distancing themselves from the law’s troubled rollout without running away from it.
In dribs and drabs, moderates and liberals, endangered incumbents and lawmakers with safe seats alike are working to get on the right side of increasingly sour public opinion on President Barack Obama’s landmark domestic achievement.
They are drafting legislation to alter the law, requesting investigations into how the technology contractors could have bungled things so badly and demanding private briefings and public hearings on ways the rollout went wrong. The moves are all an attempt to insulate themselves from attacks before the 2014 elections puts a group of vulnerable Democrats before voters increasingly upset about their health care.
This, for now, is Senate Democrats’ message: We passed a good bill and the administration messed it up.
”If you can’t take constructive criticism as truly being helpful and you think it’s being harmful, then we’re going to have problems,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said, referring to the Obama administration.
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Politico Headlines Reflect Depth Of Obamacare Disaster For Dems

NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

At NewsBusters, we often document Politico's liberal tilt. For example, a couple of years ago I wrote an item highlighting the fact that all six stories in that day's Politico's "Daily Digest" were Dem-friendly.
So it is a mark of just how deep the Obamacare disaster is for Dems that four of the five items in today's "Daily Digest" focus on Obamacare's catastrophic debut and its political implications.
See the Politico stories here.
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