How’s That Obamacare Waiver Workin’ Out for Ya?
Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner’s club now totals 2,000. Where are they now?
Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate.
Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health insurance plans called “mini-med” plans. An estimated 1.7 million workers benefit from such plans. Obamacare forced companies carrying such coverage to raise their minimum limits on coverage to no less than $750,000 annually. Another Obamacare provision forces all employers to spend at least 80 percent to 85 percent of their premium revenue on medical care.
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by Michelle Malkin – Creators Syndicate
August 5, 2012
My fellow Americans, who are “your people”? I ask because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase “my people” in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department’s selective enforcement policies. It backfired.
In pandering to skin-deep identity politics and exacerbating race-consciousness, Holder has given the rest of us a golden opportunity to stand up, identify “our people” and show the liberal poseurs what post-racialism really looks like.
Herman Cain is my people. He’s my brother-in-arms. I’ve never met him. But we are family. We are kin because we are unhyphenated Americans who are comfortable in the black, brown and yellow skin we are in. We are growing in numbers — on college campuses, in elected office, on the Internet, on radio airwaves, everywhere. And that drives liberals mouth-frothing crazy.
August 5, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, American Exceptionalism, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Deficit, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Government, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left | Tags: creators syndicate, current-events, Eric Holder, freedom-loving American blogger, garbage pail kid, house "niggas, meet my people, Michelle Malkin, politics, race consciousness, Race Hustlers, Race relations, race traitors, self haters, sellouts, Tea Party, unhyphenated Americans, Val Preito, whores | Leave A Comment »
Written on March 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm by Tim
Sandra Fluke’s controversial testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy committee demonstrates why she and other liberals are flukes. Yes a flukes, little parasitic flatworms. While commentator Rush Limbaugh referred to her as a “slut”, conservative writer Michelle Malkin said she was, “a moocher and a tool of the Nanny State. She’s a poster girl for the rabid Planned Parenthood lobby and its eugenics-inspired foremothers.”
From my perspective I would say Malkin has it correct. I found the brief 5 minute clip below to be the most stupid argument given for why religious institutions should provide contraception in their insurance plans. This is typical for liberals though. They want everyone else to take care of them, except when they want to make decisions about abortions and engaging in premarital sex. Then they want to be in control and declare it’s their choice.
Fluke gives an example of a “friend” who needed contraception because of the fact that she is said to have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome in order to keep cysts from growing on her ovaries. Fluke made the comment that her friend had provided the proper documentation that the contraception was not for birth control. Then she tried to emphasize the point that her friend was a homosexual, a lesbian.
March 3, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, Abortion & Pro-Life, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Consumer Issues, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Energy and Oil, Family Values, Fiscal Responsibility, Fuel Prices, Government, Government Regulations, Healthcare, Individual Rights and Freedoms, Indoctrination, Jobs, Liberal Scare Tactics, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Rejecting Political Correctess, Scandals, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment | Tags: a pawn of liberalism, current-events, distraction from real issues, House Democratic Steering and Policy committee, Michelle Malkin, Nanny state "moocher", Planned Parenthood poster girl, politics, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke | Leave A Comment »
By Michelle Malkin • February 13, 2012 10:57 AM
Ow. Phew. Let me catch my breath. I just heard about the launch of the Obama administration’s new “Truth Team.”
(Which is, in truth, the same thing as Attack Watch and all the other Obama snitch brigades created over the past three years.)
[Wiping tear from eye.]
Yes, the “Truth Team” is here to correct all the lies about the budget process. Michael Czin of Obama for America tweets that the new squad will “help communicate a positive message about the President’s record of keeping his word.”
February 13, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, Balanced Budget, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Economic Security, Education, Elections Politics, EPA Regulations, Federal Reserve Bank, Government, Government Appointments, Healthcare, Housing Crisis, Illegal Election Funding, Indoctrination, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Political Incompetence, Politics, Poll Numbers, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Rejecting Political Correctess, Scandals, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, The Environment, Treason, Undermining Constitution, Unemployment, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNION Corruption, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU, VOTER FRAUD | Tags: "Truth Team"?, $47 Trillion In Ten Years, 2012 Campaign, Axelrod, deficits, Democrats, evil administration, failed budget, Jack Lew, lies, Michelle Malkin, National Debt, Obama budget, politics, projection, Senate Majority Leader, senate republicans, Spends Too Much | 1 Comment »
By Michelle Malkin • January 3, 2012 09:57 PM
That’s where Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum currently stand as the results come in tonight from Iowa.
Via @politicalmath, a graphic that says volumes about grass-roots discontent:
If you’re an Iowa reader, tell us how you voted.
The politicos on tee-vee are all predicting that Huntsman, Bachmann, Gingrich, and possibly Perry will drop out after tonight.
As I wrote this morning, I’m not so sure…
January 3, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Employer Uncertainty, Energy and Oil, Fuel Prices, Government, Jobs, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, National Debt, New Media News, Political Contests, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Tea Party Conservatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment | Tags: 2012 Campaign, cnn debate, Conservative swing state, GOP, grass roots, Iowa caucuses, Michelle Malkin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum showing strong | Leave A Comment »
White House photog Pete Souza has posted several insider pics on Flickr giving Americans an extraordinary view of President Obama and Cabinet/military officials as they watched the bin Laden operation real-time and prepared to let the world know the results.
The expressions speak volumes:
Caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 2, 2011 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Armed Forces, Classified Intelligence, Foreign Policy, Government, International Affairs, International News, International Politics, Middle East Affairs, National Security, New Media News, Nuclear Security, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Terrorism, War on Terror | Tags: Michelle Malkin, military officials, Obama, Pete Souza, real-time, situation room, watch bin Laden operation, White House | Leave A Comment »
Shhhhhhh, we’re told. Don’t protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don’t burn a Quran. It’ll imperil the troops. It’ll inflame tensions. The “Muslim world” will “explode” if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the “Muslim world” not ready to “explode”?
At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways.
Just a few months ago in Kashmir, faithful Muslims rioted over what they thought was a mosque depicted on underwear sold by street vendors. The mob shut down businesses and clashed with police over the blasphemous skivvies. But it turned out there was no need for Allah’s avengers to get their holy knickers in a bunch. The alleged mosque was actually a building resembling London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. A Kashmiri law enforcement official later concluded the protests were “premeditated and organized to vitiate the atmosphere.”
September 12, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Constitution, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Government, International Affairs, Media Corruption, National Security, New Media News, Religion, War on Terror | Tags: eternal flame, Ground Zero "Mosque", imperil the troops, Michelle Malkin, muslim outrage, muslims, provoking, Quran, religion of perpetual outrage, risk | Leave A Comment »