Yet another dirty little Obamacare secret: For the most part, Obamacare isn’t providing insurance for the uninsured. Instead, it’s forcing the previously insured to buy more expensive insurance than they already had, along with painfully higher deductibles than they were previously paying. Yes, there are definitely people with pre-existing conditions who are benefiting, but they’re such a small part of the overall picture that there had to have been a better, less disruptive, cheaper way to take care of their insurance needs.
Does anyone else hear the deafening silence from Congressional Republicans as IRS puts into place regulation permanently stifling conservative political speech?
I haven’t read it yet myself, but my friend Dave Forsmark’s The Forest of Assassins is getting some good early reviews. Robert Ferrigno, who is the NY Times best-selling novelist of Prayers for the Assassin: A Novel says “a great read, a novel as good as the best journalism, with vivid and accurate details driving a tale of danger and deception and betrayal during the Vietnam War. This book doesn’t just feel researched, it feels lived.” (Here’s another favorable review at PJ Media.) Forsmark describes it as “the true still classified account of Navy SEAL operations at the beginning of the Vietnam War.” I’ve put it on my wish list for my next round of book-buying.
Two posts about Obama’s teflon presidency, one serious and one incredibly funny. My friend Ron the Cop talks about Obama’s big Benghazi lie; while The Onion takes a light-hearted, but eerily accurate look at the media’s manifest unwilling to do any negative Obama coverage. (Hat tip to Libby for the Onion post.)
I think we need to end this with a little music, just because: