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The looming "fiscal cliff" threatens to turn our fragile recovery into another full-blown recession if President Obama's push to raise taxes on U.S. job creators is successful. It also threatens to undermine our national defense by cutting resources for our military.
The re-election of President Obama to a second term and the Senate remaining in Democratic hands confirms that Obamacare will be fully implemented. One of the major fears Americans have with regards to the impending regulations of the Affordable Care Act is the formation of death panels. Even though no such panels exist so far, the fact remains there will be significant rationing of health care resources at all levels.
Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?
I'm 65 years old. If he is re-elected, President Obama will soon be able to knock me off with his Independent Payment Advisory Board ("A Trojan horse named IPAB," Web, Aug. 10). If I need an expensive medical procedure, the IPAB will decide whether I am worth the expense. They are the equivalent of chief financial officers, whose job it is to keep health care costs down. What senior who is still thinking clearly would sign his own death warrant by voting for bureaucrats to decide his fate?
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Health care was supposed to be President Obama's issue in 2012. The 2009 Obamacare law was hailed as his signature legislative achievement, but it's never been popular. Its most onerous provisions were timed to kick in after the election specifically to avoid damaging the re-election effort.
The mother of two disabled teens called Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law wonderful because it bars insurance companies from setting lifetime limits for medical expenses _ a big help to her family.
There is no question that debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be front and center in the presidential election in November. There is no dispute that the key goal for Americans is affordable, accessible, quality care. The crucial question is: How do we achieve that goal?
With the debate about the constitutionality of Obamacare on full display in front of the Supreme Court, the unintended consequences of this overreaching law have often taken a back seat to the constitutional questions. Never before in our nation's history has the federal government advocated for the power to compel Americans to purchase products.