The CBO Reports Healthcare Bill:
Take your choice on which side of the divide you are on.
Good: It lowers costs, reduces the federal deficit, you got it on one side.
Bad: More people will cancel and lose coverage. That’s on the other side.
I read a good analogy today on Americans and healthcare:
“It’s an old joke among health-policy wonks that what the American people really want from health care reform is unlimited care, from the doctor of their choice, with no wait, free of charge”.
You’re hearing a lot about the Democrats true goal, single payer.
What is it?
Everyone pays one premium, unless you can’t afford it then the government pays for you.
You may remember we reported California’s legislature voted for this. Here’s a review of their program and costs:
“California legislation encompasses everything from routine checkups to dental and nursing-home care. The plan includes no co-pays, premiums or deductibles. Perfect right?
The problem: They haven’t yet figured out how it will be paid. The legislature’s own estimates suggest it would cost at least $400 billion, more than the state’s entire present day budget.
That cost is in line with that of other recent single-payer proposals.
For example, last fall, Colorado voters rejected a proposal to establish a single-payer system in that state that was projected to cost more than $64 billion per year by 2028.
Voters took note of the fact that, even after figuring in savings from existing programs, possible federal funding and a new 10 percent payroll tax, the plan would have still run a $12 billion deficit within 10 years.
Similarly, last year Vermont was forced to abandon its efforts to set up a single-payer system after it couldn’t find a way to pay for the plan’s nearly $4 trillion price tag.
And don’t forget Bernie Sanders’ proposed “Medicare for All” system, which would have cost $13.8 trillion over its first decade. Bernie would have paid for his plan by increasing the top US income-tax rate to an astounding 52 percent, raising everyone else’s income taxes by 2.2 percentage points and raising payroll taxes by 6.2 points.
This whole issue goes back to how to insure millions for free and get out of the false promises of Obamacare. We all want to do it, but how?
The Travel Ban Ruling:
So the court basically reached a compromise and I heard plaudits for Chief Justice Roberts as one who excels at doing that. Well don’t count us as a fan of that. We thought the Supreme Court was supposed rule on the law. We don’t need to make everyone feel good, we need decisions.
Remember that story CNN pulled?
The one last Friday tying Trump and associates with a Russian investment fund? Well three CNN employees “resigned” yesterday over it.
Another example of the divide:
Two weeks ago NY had a convicted FALN terrorist leader pardoned by President Obama lead it’s Puerto Rico Day Parade. You know what, on Sunday’s Pride Day Parade in the city, who was in float being cheered? Another Obama pardoned person. Chelsea Manning.
Videos and the police decisions:
The NYT ran a story on the body cams and video impacts in recent decisions. Turns out that both sides have used the videos to support their argument and jurors have fallen back to the officer’s words about fearing for their lives. Here’s a link to the story and because many do not have (or want) a NYT subscription, we put the story at the bottom of the TV Rating below.
The WSJ had an interesting story too. This one about Obama and his speaking out so soon on his successors policies. Here’s a short caption:
|The Outspoken Former Commander in Chief. Former President Barack Obama, who’s been out of office for five months, not only has a physical presence in Washington but he’s also casting a shadow over the political debate by inserting his opinions about President Donald Trump’s agenda.
The move breaks from the relative post-presidency silence of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Mr. Bush left office in January 2009, returned to Texas and largely withheld criticism of the Obama agenda. “I’m very aware of what’s going on. I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president,” he said in a 2014 interview with Sean Hannity, when he was promoting a book. “I think it’s bad for the presidency, for that matter.”Presidential historians say Mr. Obama’s public remarks are coming earlier in his post-presidency than others….
Interesting Story on the Daily Caller site:
It claims, the FBI launched a criminal probe against National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.
Now McCabe is the friend of Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Clintons. You may remember his wife received much support from the two in a failed run for office last year.
Any truth to this? Who knows. But I doubt you hear about it on the MSM.
FOX WINS FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE FIVE EDGES OUT MADDOW. CARLSON NUMBER ONE OVERALL.
Total Viewers (Live +SD)
- Total day: FNC: 1.650 | CNN: 711 | MSNBC: 1.018 | HLN: 179
- Primetime: FNC: 2.346 | CNN: 827 | MSNBC: 1.705 | HLN: 234
THE NYT STORY ON VIDEOS: