A mandate without a congressional majority is like the magic in Peter Pan. If your opponents don’t believe in it, it doesn’t work.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 6, 2012 10:35 am|
Sadly it is not unusual for politicians to lie; but when most politicians lie, they don’t do so in ways that can be immediately proven to be lies.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 10:00 am|
Even though there is a very good chance the Supreme Court could rule against some or all of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration seems to have done nothing to prepare Democrats in Congress for this eventuality, according to Politico. This is both puzzling and disconcerting, given how important an adverse ruling could be to their major bill.
|By: Scarecrow Friday May 6, 2011 12:30 pm|
To see why Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher mandate is so offensive, such bad public policy and so unpopular, we need to recognize there are good and necessary mandates, lousy mandates, and truly awful mandates. He’s picked the worst.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday April 6, 2011 8:10 am|
A pig is a pig, even if it has Mitt Romney’s lipstick on it. For the affected groups, the basic outline of RomneyCare is the same as the basic outline of ObamaCare is the same as the basic outline of StupidRyanCare. Let’s review the features. . . .
|By: Blue Texan Sunday March 6, 2011 11:30 am|
Anyone think this is going to think the teabaggers are going to buy this? I think a better approach would’ve been to simply mea culpa — just say the whole thing was a mistake and apologize. Or blame Ted Kennedy. But Willard, who’s flip-flopped on everything from abortion to civil unions, might be thinking he’s already taken one too many mulligans as it is. And you can bet Mike Huckabee, The Quitter, and Mitch Daniels are licking their chops.
|By: Jim White Monday January 31, 2011 12:21 pm|
MSNBC reports that Judge Roger Vinson of US District Court in Pensacola Florida has just ruled that the health care reform law enacted last year is unconstitutional
|By: Scarecrow Thursday December 30, 2010 5:15 pm|
Beginning in January 2011, we’ll be sucked into the black hole of Tea Party Anti-Government Mythology, in which many of the things the US Constitution says will be ignored or misread out of existence.
|By: Blue Texan Monday December 27, 2010 10:30 am|
For whatever reason, people don’t like being forced to become paying customers of a pernicious cartel.
|By: Scarecrow Thursday March 25, 2010 7:20 pm|
Who could have predicted? Now that the mandate to purchase private health insurance is the law of the land, America’s health insurers have decided it’s okay to reveal, well, uh, they really liked the bill’s basic structure all along.