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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Jim Mcdermott
The tumultuous Beltway fight over Americans who lost their health plans because of Obamacare is shifting to the states, where regulators will decide whether to heed President Obama's proposal to let Americans renew their plans — or rebuff him to preserve the core mission of his signature law.
A Treasury Department official in charge of health policy said Wednesday the Obama administration's decision to delay the health care law's "employer mandate" was made "sometime in June" but had been considered for some time in coordination with the White House
The human rights group American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is restoring an FBI bus ad campaign in Seattle that was brought to a halt last month because of several complaints that they were racist against Muslims.
President Obama's decision to delay part of his health care law left fellow Democrats flat-footed, but they have since regrouped and are now blaming Republicans for the situation, saying the GOP poisoned the law so badly that the administration had no choice.
A Democratic congressman from Seattle is looking for a few white men willing to join the jihad. In the bizarre fever swamps of political correctness, Rep. Jim McDermott thinks it's "offensive" for the FBI to post a list of the 16 most wanted for terrorism since all but one are Islamists.
The FBI has decided to pull its "Faces of Global Terrorism" ads from billboards and buses in the Seattle area after several people complained they stereotyped Muslims.
Already reeling after admitting it unfairly targeted conservatives, the IRS suffered a new setback Tuesday when its internal auditor released a report showing the agency spent $4.1 million on a lavish conference in California in 2010, including two free drinks for every attendee, and upgrades to suites for more than 100 employees.
Inside the Beltway, perhaps no event this week captured more attention than the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal, which both political parties have been quick to highlight as an example of government overreach.
As her fellow House Republicans took another symbolic vote Friday to repeal President Obama’s health care law, Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, filed a bill that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from targeting political groups with any data obtained by carrying out the overhaul.
Some Democrats with time on their hands are attempting to convert garden-variety political opposition research, the kind of research that all politicians pay big bucks for, into the "anatomy of a smear." Almost nobody is watching or listening.
When American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for "fundamentally transforming" our nation.
It is madness to propose an energy-cost increase at a time when unemployment and gasoline prices are high and family incomes are sagging. Unfortunately, economically destructive policy ideas are not a deterrent for the enemies of fossil fuels.
House Republicans hope to force Democrats into a choice Thursday between repealing a tax on oxygen tanks, X-ray machines and other medical equipment that could cost jobs in their district, or letting some Americans keep excess subsidies to be doled out under President Obama's health-care law.
I'm glad we have Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott to keep us up-to-date on history in presidential decision making. Mr. McDermott on Sunday spoke on Fox News to remind everyone that President Obama didn't "rush into" the decision to attack Libya the way his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, did in Iraq.
One score and four months ago, American voters brought forth in this country a historic presidency, conceived in hope and dedicated to the proposition that yes, we can.
"You're going to create endless confusion in this country in the insurance market," Mr. McDermott said.
Without the individual mandate, healthier Americans may shirk on buying insurance and leave only the sickest patients in the risk pool, he said, sending the insurance market into a "financial death spiral."