According to the Virginia Public Access Project, author John Grisham donated an additional $25,000 to Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe’s campaign on October 29. This new donation brings the total of Grisham’s contributions to McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign to $75,000.
Breitbart News reported last week that Grisham donated $25,000 on March 28, 2013 and another $25,000 on September 18, 2013 to the McAuliffe campaign.
Grisham, a lifelong Democrat who served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 to 1990, lives part of the year in North Garden, an exclusive residential area near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Read more at Brietbart.com.
Suppose BHO Insurance Co. decides it wants to corner its state’s market in automobile coverage. It begins an aggressive ad campaign offering a too-good-to-be-true deal: Sign up with us, and we’ll give you better coverage at lower premiums. We’re so sure you’ll love our deal that if you like the terms of your existing policy, you’ll be able to keep them–GUARANTEED!
The ad campaign, with the company’s charismatic president acting as pitchman, is a smashing success. The competing companies lose so much business that they declare bankruptcy or are acquired by BHO. But BHO’s policies are more expensive, and they include “comprehensive” coverage most customers neither need nor want. Take it or leave it, the company says, reneging on its guarantee in the knowledge that state law requires cars to be insured before they can be driven on public streets.
You’d call that a bait-and-switch. The legal term is fraud.
It seems to us that morally speaking, ObamaCare is the rough equivalent of our fictional scenario. The most salient difference is a way in which ObamaCare is worse than BHO Insurance Co.: The ObamaCare fraud was conducted irrespective of the volition of the “customers.” Obama and his compatriots were able to carry out their scam merely by twisting arms in Congress’s back rooms.
Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal.
A powerful federal appeals court ruled today that a Catholic family-run business does not have to comply with the Obamacare abortion mandate requiring it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.
Francis A. Gilardi, Jr. and Philip M. Gilardi, two brothers who own and control two companies that are involved in the processing, packaging, and transportation of fresh produce, filed suit against the Obama administration on behalf of their business, Freshway Foods, a nearly 25 year old family-owned fresh produce processor and packer, which serves 23 states and has 340 full-time employees.
Both companies are located in Sidney, Ohio, a city in west-central Ohio located about 40 miles north of Dayton. The owners, who are Catholic, contend that the HHS mandate requiring coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs – violates their religious beliefs.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled in favor of the brothers. Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control and abortion on religious grounds.
“The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a healthcare plan,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote on behalf of the court.
Read the full article at LifeNews.com.