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The Food Police and Obamacare

Chain restaurants and their customers will soon feel the pinch of an expensive ObamaCare requirement that has been flying under the radar until now. ObamaCare mandates that “restaurants and similar retail food establishments” print nutritional information on their menus. The restaurant industry is extremely competitive. If consumers demand menu labeling, restaurants will meet that demand. In fact, many restaurants already ... Read Full Article ›


The Case for Stopping ObamaCare Has Never Been Stronger

Health Overhaul: Republicans are fighting over a government shutdown when they should be telling a receptive public that if ObamaCare takes effect, the result will be massive taxpayer fraud and privacy violations. News accounts have focused on GOP threats to block any ObamaCare implementation funds in next year’s spending bills, even if that risks a presidential veto and a government ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare: 1 Million from Work to Welfare

A new study suggests President Obama’s Affordable Care Act might have yet another huge and negative unintended consequence: if low-income adults can get health insurance through Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, they are less likely to try and get a job — or keep a job. As Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock by Craig Garthwaite, Tal Gross, and Matthew ... Read Full Article ›


IRS Employees HATE Obama’s Crappy Health Care System

Every other story about Obama’s union pals and government employees demanding waivers from the health-care disaster they supported pale in comparison to this one. ObamaCare is all about expanding the power of the Internal Revenue Service – that’s the only promise it has actually kept, the only part of the 11,000-page program that’s actually working the way it was supposed ... Read Full Article ›


Define Irony: IRS Employees: We Don’t Want ObamaCare

IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law. National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law. The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am ... Read Full Article ›


LA Teachers Brainwash Kids on Obamacare

The story of LA teachers indoctrinating kids on ObamaCare goes national (Video) Andrew Malcolm Secret sources across the country have leaked to us word that many of you skipped out of work early Friday for the last weekend in June. That’s between you and the NSA. But as a result, you may have missed our report on this clever ... Read Full Article ›


Will Obamacare Kill Happy Hour?

When Prohibition ended in 1933, Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot promised to make purchasing alcohol “as inconvenient and expensive as possible.” To this day, Pennsylvania has some of the most stringent—and absurd—liquor laws in the country. Beer and wine can’t be sold in grocery stores, and you can only purchase six-packs of beer at delis or under the counter at bars ... Read Full Article ›


College Loans Subsidize Obamacare

Recent speeches by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander highlight a connection that has yet to be reported in the media and is yet to be understood by the young people struggling with high interest rates in the hopes of financing their college education. According to the Congressional Budget Office, $8.7 billion of the money collected in student loan interest payments ... Read Full Article ›


50% Want Their Old Health Care Back

Majorities of American voters say their family will be worse off under the Affordable Care Act, and think it would be better to go back to the pre-ObamaCare health care system.A Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that while 26 percent of voters say their health care situation will be better under the new law, twice as many — 53 ... Read Full Article ›


Healthcare vs. Science Fiction

Walter Russell Mead outlines two possible futures for middle-class Americans: one where most of us lose “the race against the machine,” the other where smart government policies enable an eventual successful transition to an economy where IT and robots do a shockingly large percentage of the jobs humans do today — but the carbon-based life forms still have plenty of ... Read Full Article ›


Time to Go for the Kill – Defunding Obamacare

The American Spectator May 22, 2013 Time to Go for the Kill The IRS scandal means House Republicans can defund Obamacare for good. Peter Ferrara The IRS scandal provides Republicans and conservatives with the opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare now. The House Republican majority should refuse to fund the expansion of the IRS necessary to manage Obamacare. Without that ... Read Full Article ›


Full List of Obamacare Taxes

Complied by Americans for Tax Reform Source: Congressman Jeff Duncan (R) S.c. 3rd District WASHINGTON, DC – Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses. Arranged by their respective sizes according to CBO scores, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, their effective dates, ... Read Full Article ›


More Obamacare and Government Incompetence

Steve Brill, who wrote TIME’s Bitter Pill cover story last month, has a follow-up in his Reuters column about Obamacare’s inability to implement the rules it has set in place against the depredation of so-called “non-profit” hospitals.  I am really growing concerned about the sloppiness of this Administration. Bill Clinton, by contrast, was a governor. He cared about the “how” of ... Read Full Article ›


South Carolina One Step Closer to Nullifying ObamaCare

South Carolina is one step closer to nullifying ObamaCare within the borders of the Palmetto State. The Constitutional Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee passed H3101, the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act. Within days the bill will be heard by the full Judiciary Committee of the state House of Representatives. In an exclusive interview with The New American, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare on “Planet Dingell”

Michigan Rep. John Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, continues to be an excellent barometer for Obamacare’s false truths and false promises. To Obamacare supporters’ claims that the government takeover is really a market-oriented reform, Dingell’s VIP presence at President Obama’s 2010 signing is a bracing contradiction. A longtime advocate of single-payer, socialized health care, Dingell enthusiastically embraced Obamacare’s bureaucratic, Washington’s-way-or-the-highway approach as ... Read Full Article ›


Affordable Care Act Is Unaffordable And Onerous

ObamaCare: Does anyone remember hearing that one of the blessings of health reform would be doing your taxes a second time? Filling out fifteen pages and paying $1 trillion in taxes are just the latest ObamaCare surprises. ‘1040″ is not most Americans’ lucky number. Yet hardly as unlucky as the digits in ObamaCare. The latest is that a three-person family ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is Dividing the United States

As the experiment for transforming the American health care system ensues, consumers face the potential for a disastrous outcome on October 1, when the marketplaces are supposed to be up and running. As of a few weeks ago, the states were evenly split as to whether they will establish their own marketplace, or whether they will defer to the federal ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacares Hidden Middle Class Tax Hikes

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-Wisc.): “The fact of the matter is, we already have a $1 trillion in middle-income tax increases hitting us in Obamacare. They’re hidden, but it’s middle-class…” REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D-Fla.): “No, first of all, that is completely untrue. There are not $1 trillion in taxes in Obamacare.” — exchange on ABC’s “This Week,” March 10, 2013 ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Tax on Socks at Cabela’s?

Co-worker Yvonne Beasley reports that her mom’s hairdresser is giving a photo to all her customers showing a Cabela’s receipt that includes a “medical excise tax” of 2.3 percent after someone bought some socks, boots, jacket and other outdoor stuff. She added that her father is now sending letters to his representatives protesting this outrage. It is true that Obamacare ... Read Full Article ›


Sequester Won’t Interrupt IRS Collection of Taxes for ‘ObamaCare’

Implementation of the taxes and fees from President Obama’s healthcare law is on track despite the cutbacks at the IRS from sequestration. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010 and derided by Republicans as “ObamaCare,” contains the broadest set of tax changes enacted in some two decades — more than 40 alterations in all, including penalties on people who ... Read Full Article ›


‘Obamacare’ Is a Drag On Sales & Hiring

Business owners claim they’re experiencing poor sales, holding back hiring, and planning layoffs because of “Obamacare,” according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book, an overview of the business conditions in each of its 12 districts. And the March 6 report doesn’t merely imply this. It doesn’t say it in passing. It specifically states that businesses are blaming The Patient ... Read Full Article ›


No Medicaid Expansion!

Medicare Trustee Cautions States on Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Mercatus Center report advises against full expansion Jason Hart Medicare Board of Trustees member Charles Blahous released a Mercatus Center report on March 5 recommending states take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2012 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ruling by mostly rejecting the law’s Medicaid expansion. Blahous concluded ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s Predictable Problems

“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run.” That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. He was talking about the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed ... Read Full Article ›


Is a Tax that Can’t Be Collected an Actual Tax?

One of the necessary features of any law is enforcement. Taxes are laws, and if you don’t pay your taxes, the government swoops down on you like a raptor on a rodent. You then must either pay up or prove that you don’t owe the money the government says you owe. Otherwise, government can garnish your wages, take your house, ... Read Full Article ›


IRS unveils rules for Obamacare sales tax on insurance companies (and super PACs)

Federal tax regulators outlined the rules pertaining to a tax on health insurance companies (and super PACs, curiously) in Obamacare that will cost$58.8 billion over five years before rising after 2018. “Under section 9010(e)(1) [of Obamacare], the aggregate fee amount for all covered entities (referred to as the applicable amount) is $8 billion for calendar year 2014, $11.3 billion for ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare: Where Will You Buy Insurance?

The Affordable Care Act has been the “law of the land” for almost three years. Time really flies. Despite the many resources available, most of the general population has no clue how “Obamacare” is supposed to work. With the insurance provisions finally kicking in January 1, 2014 and the realization that the law is not going away, people need to ... Read Full Article ›


Cheapest Insurance Costs under Obamacare: $20,000

( – In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after signing the Obamacare law – The 3 Faces of Health Care Evil Under Obamacare, Americans will ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Loving Tax Preparers

Ana Maria Costanza likes the Affordable Care Act—a lot. “I read the whole 900 pages,” the H&R Block (HRB) tax preparer exclaims happily in a TV ad. “It literally took me weeks.” Most people have a different reaction to the thought of wading through new government regulations, and that’s the point. “I know the law,” Costanza tells the camera with ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Sticker Shock

“Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs,” President Obama boasted during his State of the Union address. Apart from the fact that the statement is untrue, the line will be a real howler next year, especially for the young people who so enthusiastically supported him. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare HATES Marriage

It was one of the biggest applause lines in President Obama’s State of the Union address, drawing cheers from both sides of the aisle. “We’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples,” Obama said. “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one. ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare vs. Minimum Wage

President Obama, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, proposed raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour. It’s a policy that typically polls well, even though its economic impact is questionable at best, and likely ends up hurting the very people it is intended to help. In particular, new employer ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare ‘Affordable’ Coverage Penalizes Families

A new ObamaCare rule sends a strong signal to modest-income families that they can no longer afford to work for firms that offer affordable health coverage. The rule also sends a message to employers that it might be heartless to offer modest-wage workers affordable coverage. Millions of such families could find themselves in what Cornell University economist Richard Burkhauser calls ... Read Full Article ›


5 ways Obamacare May be Harmful to Your Wealth

Obamacare has made sweeping changes to the U.S. health insurance system that will make coverage more expensive for everyone. The law calls for a range of tax increases and Medicare cuts to cover the cost of mandates that will affect the finances of everyone who pays for health insurance. Here are five ways Obamacare will hit your wallet and what ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is all about Death and Taxes

Prior to the November elections, I received an email that was chilling. It was about the new Obamacare rules. Before I discuss the Obamacare taxes that are kicking in this year and next, I want to share excerpts from it. The email was from an individual whose son-in-law has a brother who is a surgeon at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. ... Read Full Article ›


As 2013 Begins, Get Ready For An ObamaCare’s Tax Onslaught

The third wave of ObamaCare taxes began on January 1, the latest blitz before the tsunami of changes from the health overhaul law hit in 2014. These new and higher taxes are being levied to partially pay for ObamaCare’s massive new subsidies for private health insurance and expansion of Medicaid. The most controversial of the latest ObamaCare taxes is the ... Read Full Article ›


Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due

So Congress has passed a bill to avoid the tax cliff, hallelujah. This is the way to look at it if you have a pre-Copernican view of politics where Washington is the center of the economic universe. The better way to see it is that the tax bill on the private, productive part of the economy is now coming due ... Read Full Article ›


The Fiscal Cliff’s Hidden $1 Trillion Tax Hike

There is a hidden $1 trillion net tax hike in the “fiscal cliff” that no one is talking about. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacare’s twenty new or higher taxes amount to a net $1 trillion over the next decade, 2013-2022. These tax increases are already permanent law due to Obamacare. They include the medical device tax, the ... Read Full Article ›


Hobby Lobby, Obamacare and the Loss of America’s Soul

As for religious liberty, liberals like Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, rather than uphold religious liberty, facilitate Barack Obama’s effort to redefine the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. Jeannie DeAngelis In America, established rights such as religious liberty and the right to bear arms are currently under attack. Liberals are in charge and they seem to feel that ... Read Full Article ›