In a conversation on Twitter with Fox News Channel (FNC) contributor Richard Grenell, Boston Globe reporter Bryan Bender continued the media’s double standard of slamming then-President George W. Bush’s international coalition for the Iraq War and President Obama’s current coalition for fighting the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
To defend Obama, Boston Globe reporter ignorantly claims Bush had no coalition for Iraq War (Bush had 48 countries) pic.twitter.com/a3HUMYyXiZ— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 14, 2014
Then the twitterverse responded…
Two hours after his statement about Bush, Bender attempted to end discussion on the topic by tweeting to Grenell:
@RichardGrenell Thanks for such an informative Sunday morning! My little experiment was more than I hoped for. Hope you are well out there.— Bryan Bender (@GlobeBender) September 14, 2014
No apology, no admission of error, very typical.
SOURCE: News Busters.
Health economist John Goodman noted that “three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment.
“Roughly one fifth are saying they’re moving from full time to part time,” Goodman added. “More than one in ten are saying they’re doing more outsourcing – all this because of the new health care reform.”
Doug Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, said “for the smaller employers — those that have between 20 and 49 employees — you get a negative impact on jobs, you get a negative impact on wages in those jobs. What this means for small business as a whole is over $22 billion of earnings gone for their workers and 350,000 jobs.”
Small business is responsible for the vast majority of job creation in the U.S.
This means an ever decreasing tax base.
The cost of the Obamacare subsidy that the U.S. Treasury will pay on behalf of people who earn under 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who buy a government-approved health-care plan on a government-run health-insurance exchange will increase by approximately 8-fold in its first ten years of operation, according to the latest budget estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
Medicaid spending will double in the first ten years of full implementation of Obamacare, according to the CBO estimates.
Under the ACA, the exchanges began enrolling people in federally subsidized health-insurance plans and in Medicaid this year.
In fiscal 2013, the year before the health insurance exchanges opened, the federal government spent $265 billion on Medicaid, according to CBO. This year, fiscal 2014, the first year that the exchanges will be in operation, the federal government will spend $305 billion on Medicaid. By 2023, the tenth year that the Obamacare exchanges will be in operation, Medicaid will cost the federal government $539 billion—more than double the $265 billion it cost in 2013.
By 2024, the last year in the CBO estimates, Medicaid spending will climb to $570 billion.
An increasing tax burden on a shrinking tax base. Why what could go wrong?
Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III, who dislocated his ankle in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, entered the room for a post-game press conference wearing a T-shirt that said “[K]No[w] Jesus, [K]No[w] Peace” but turned it inside-out before speaking to reporters.
Michael Phillips, a sportswriter for the Richmond Times Dispatch, who was in the room tweeted:
J.P. Finlay of Comcast Sportsnet posted photographs of Redskins star defensive end Ryan Kerrigan–at the same press conference–wearing a T-shirt not made by Nike, but sporting writing on the front.
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
For a team under attack by idiots claiming their mascot is racist, they really need to take a better look at how they are treating other message that whiny, thin-skinned morons complain about.
Despite the administration’s pledges to the contrary, a number of Obamacare exchanges appear to be sending taxpayer dollars to cover insurance plans that provide elective abortions, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Taxpayer funding from the Department of Health and Human Services has long been barred for being used directly to fund abortions or to fund insurance plans that cover elective abortions — with the exceptions of rape, incest and danger to the mother’s life. Even though this provision, the Hyde Amendment, applies to the Affordable Care Act, many state exchanges may not be living up to its promise.
In five states, each and every plan offered on the Obamacare exchange provides elective abortions. Consumers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont and Hawaii have no options on the Obamacare exchange that excludes elective abortion.
Another 15 state Obamacare exchanges support some insurance plans that offer elective abortion; but it may be difficult, if not impossible, for customers to tell which plans do.
“The President himself, when he spoke in joint session to Congress on September 9, 2009, said ‘And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,’” charged Republican Rep. Joe Pitts, chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health. “This is a violation of the commitment they gave us, gave the public.”
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.