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VIDEO – JASON CHAFFETZ – DEEP STATE, LEAKERS AND A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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MEDICAID EXPANSION – CALIFORNIA STYLE

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

 

The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare  has become a major sticking point in the senate’s attempt to craft a bill to replace Obamacare because many states have taken the Obamacare bait to increase their Medicaid roles.  The following article on California’s Medi-Cal program shines a bright light on how the expansion of Medicaid is endangering  our health care system.     Nancy 

Medicaid’s Potemkin Health Coverage

California is a case study: One patient suing the state says she went to Mexico to get her gall bladder out.

July 19, 2017  by Allysia Finley  Ms Finley is a editorial writer for the Journal

If ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid were measured merely by growth in enrollment and spending, California’s Medi-Cal program would rank as a huge success. Since 2012, Medi-Cal has added six million beneficiaries, primarily able-bodied adults of working age. Covering them last year brought California nearly $20 billion in additional federal funds. If Medi-Cal were a state, its population of 14 million would make it the fifth-largest in the U.S. The program’s $103 billion budget is about three times the size of Illinois’s general fund.

But despite the surge in enrollment and spending—or perhaps because of it—Medi-Cal has failed to fulfill its stated goal of improving health-care access for the indigent and disabled. A recent report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury highlighted the conundrum many of the state’s Medicaid enrollees face: “You’ve Got Medi-Cal, but Can You Get Medical Care?”

By extending Medi-Cal to younger, healthier people—many of whom could be better served by the kind of bare-bones private insurance that ObamaCare outlawed—California has made it harder for those who most need low-cost care to get it.

Medicaid operates as an open-ended entitlement, meaning the federal government covers a predetermined share of state spending, regardless of the total cost. Traditionally, the feds have matched California’s outlays dollar for dollar. States where the per capita income is lower receive a more generous match. Nevada, for example, receives about two federal dollars for each one it spends.

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VIDEO – HOW DID MAXINE WATERS GET SO RICH? TUCKER CARLSON

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

 

VIDEO    MAXINE WATERS VS TUCKER CARLSON

Maxine Waters Said It’s ‘Racist’ for Tucker Carlson to Ask How She Got So Rich — He Responds

How did elected official Maxine Waters get so rich?

That’s what Fox News’ Tucker Carlson wants to know, though he’s not alleging she did anything wrong.

But the lawmaker said it was “racist” to even ask the question!

Rep. Waters represents one of the poorest districts in California, yet she lives in a $4.3 mansion “in one of the richest and whitest neighborhoods in L.A.,” Carlson said. And she doesn’t even live in her district.

Carlson goes over more curious facts about the woman whose salary is funded by taxpayers:

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END SUBSIDIES FOR CONGRESS ON OBAMACARE

Friday, July 28th, 2017

 

Since the senate seems to be incapable of drastically ending or altering Obamacare, this just may be the answer.  President Trump could end Obama’s gift to Congress by ending the subsidies Congress was given  to reduce the pain for them from the high cost of premiums for Obamacare.  Let Congress be impacted by the high cost of Obamacare  and perhaps that will add a little urgency to their voting.  Nancy

How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the “friends and cronies” exemption for Congress

by John Fund   Fox News    July 28, 2017 

If President Trump wants to fulfill his repeated promise to end ObamaCare, his best course of action is a radical change in tactics that would hit members of Congress where it hurts – in their wallets. The 55-45 vote Wednesday by the Senate rejecting a straight repeal of ObamaCare makes it clear that the president needs to try something new.

With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just like other Americans.

When Vice President Pence was asked about the special exemption for Congress by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday, he lamented that it was “pretty typical” for there to be “one set of rules for the American people and another for the political class here in our nation’s capital.” But he wouldn’t be pinned down over whether the Trump administration would act: “It would be (President Trump’s) decision to rescind that special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs,” he told Carlson

Well, it’s about time. Ending the special perk funded by taxpayers may represent the only leverage President Trump has to fulfill his promise to repeal ObamaCare.

Ending the special perk funded by taxpayers may represent the only leverage President Trump has to fulfill his promise to repeal ObamaCare.

Back in 2009, when ObamaCare was being debated, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was able to insert a provision requiring all members of Congress and their staffs to get insurance through the ObamaCare health exchanges.

“The more that Congress experiences the laws it passes, the better,” said Grassley.

Although his amendment was watered down to exclude committee staff, it still applies to members of Congress and their personal staffs. Most employment lawyers interpreted that to mean that the taxpayer-funded federal health insurance subsidies dispensed to members of Congress and their personal staffs – which now range from $6,000 to $12,000 a year and cover about 70 percent of the cost of insurance premiums – would have to end.

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AUGUST 15 DEADLINE TO KILL THE DEATH PANEL

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

 

IMPORTANT – TIME SENSITIVE  ! 
Remember the IPAB, Independent Payment Advisory Board (Death Panel as  Sarah Palin  so lovingly called it !).  We haven’t heard much about it in the last few years but the deadline to kill it is coming up by August 15. 
 Please call your representatives and tell them that it is very important to kill  IPAB before the deadline.   Nancy    P.S.   Your very life may depend on it being killed !!!!  
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Deadline to Kill the Death Panel

If the House acts fast, it can abolish a bad ObamaCare provision.

All eyes are on the Senate as it debates what to do about ObamaCare. But the House has a last chance this week to abolish one of the law’s most dangerous creations: a board with sweeping, unchecked power to ration care.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board—what critics call the death panel—would be an unelected, unaccountable body with broad powers to slash Medicare spending. But the law contains a living will for IPAB. If the president signs a congressional resolution extinguishing the panel by Aug. 15, it will never come into existence.

The real deadline is closer, since the House plans to recess Friday and not return until Sept. 5. But if the House does act, the Senate will have time to follow, since it plans to remain in session until mid-August.

The IPAB’s powers would be vast. If government actuaries find that Medicare spending would exceed caps established by ObamaCare, the board is required to write a plan to stay under the caps. Congress can pass its own bill to reach the target if it acts promptly—but if not, the secretary of Health and Human Services must implement IPAB’s plan, which would be exempt from judicial review.

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WASSERMAN SCHULTZ’S IT AIDE ARRESTED AT AIRPORT

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

 

THE DAILY CALLER

Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office

Luke Rosiak  Investigative Reporter   July 25, 2017

Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.

He attempted to leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport.

Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through, and his wife has already fled the country to Pakistan, after police confronted her at the airport and found $12,000 in cash hidden in her suitcase but did not stop her from boarding, court documents show.

“On January 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm, an international wire transfer request form was submitted [at the Congressional Federal Credit Union] at the Longworth House Office Building in the District of Columbia, in the amount of $283,000.00, to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan,” according to an affidavit obtained by TheDCNF.

Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born IT aide, had access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned as its head in July 2016.

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OUR SELF-INTERESTED SENATORS by Kimberley Strassel

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Our Self-Interested Senators

An open health-care debate finally would bring some actual accountability.

Friday, July 21, 2017  by Kimberley Strassel
Sen. Rob Portman on Capitol Hill, June 20. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  Voters would be able to see just how gigantic a Medicaid payoff Ohio’s Rob Portman, Nevada’s Dean Heller and West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito are demanding for their support. They’d watch supposed conservatives such as Tennessee’s Bob Corker vote against pro-growth tax cuts. They’d observe Utah’s Mike Lee offer up changes to ObamaCare mandates, muster not even a dozen votes, and realize how unpopular his position is. They’d witness Kentucky’s Rand Paul vote against all reform ideas—no matter how good—because they still weren’t good enough for Rand Paul.They’d see Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski cynically vote against the very same repeal-only amendment she supported in 2015, back when it didn’t matter. They’d see South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy cast the only two votes for a bill they’ve been pushing—and confusing everyone with—for weeks.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at this point has busted pretty much every move in his effort to rally 50 votes for an Obama Care replacement. He’s listened. He’s negotiated. He’s encouraged. He’s cajoled. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Months later, still lacking a majority, the time has come for the Kentucky Republican to execute the final, clarifying move. It’s time for Mr. McConnell to make this all about his self-interested members.

Up to now, this exercise has been about trying to improve health care and the federal fisc. The House bill isn’t perfect—no bill ever is—but it amounts to the biggest entitlement reform in history. It repeals crushing taxes. It dramatically cuts spending. And it begins the process of stabilizing the individual health-care market and expanding consumer freedom.

None of this is good enough for a handful of senators, so now it’s time to make this exercise all about them. Mr. McConnell should make clear that the overwhelming majority of the Republican Party stands ready to make good on its repeal-and-replace campaign promise—and that it would have done so already were it not for a cynical or egotistic few. It’s time for some very public accountability.

That rests in Mr. McConnell giving his caucus a drop-dead date to broker a compromise, after which he will proceed to bring up the House bill. And any Republican who votes against moving forward, “a motion to proceed,” will forever be known as the Republican who saved ObamaCare. The Republican who voted to throw billions more taxpayer dollars at failing entitlement programs and collapsing insurance markets. The Republican who abandoned struggling American families. The Republican who voted against a tax cut and spending reductions. The Republican who made Chuck Schumer’s year.

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VIDEO LIZ WHEELER DESTROYS ELIZABETH WARREN AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD WITH FACTS !

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

 

  Liz Wheeler destroys Elizabeth Warren with FACTS !    Thanks to Bill Mehann for sharing this video.    Nancy
VIDEO  – LIZ WHEELER DESTROYS ELIZABETH WARREN AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
June 24, 2017   One America News Network 
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24 REPUBLICANS VOTE FOR TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR TRANSGENDER SURGERIES IN THE MILITARY

Monday, July 17th, 2017
The following 2 articles deal with two common sense  issues that the House of Representatives has voted on during the past week.  The articles  deal with a  vote proposal for the Pentagon  to study Violent Strains of Islam which was voted down  and the other  article deals with the vote by 24 Republicans in the House  to preserve the  Obama administration’s policy for U.S. taxpayers to pay for transgender surgeries for  our military members.    
 If you feal strongly about how your representatives voted on these issues, please let your representatives know that you are paying attention to how they vote and that you are  unhappy with their vote.   We can be quiet no longer as our country is being changed right in front of our eyes.  If you keep your eyes closed to what is going on, one day you will wake up and wonder how all  this happened.  Heads up everyone !    Nancy   

 

24 Republicans Vote To Preserve Transgender Ideology in Military

Twenty-four Republicans banded together on Thursday to defeat an amendment which would have ended former President Barack Obama’s 2016 policy of funding “gender-reassignment” surgery for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex.

The amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was offered by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R, Mo.). It would have prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for the non-military medical task of converting healthy soldiers into “transgender” soldiers who face lifelong dependence on hormones and surgery.

The July 13 vote saw Democrats vote in lockstep to defeat the amendment, despite the national unpopularity of the transgender ideology. They were joined by 24 Republicans who broke with their party to assist the Democrats to defeat the amendment, without any visible objections by the GOP’s business-focused leadership.

The offer of free medical care to gender-confused soldiers is part of the broader effort by Obama to have the Pentagon affirm and implement the transgender ideology, which says that people can have a “gender” different from their biological sex. The ideology also says that a person’s legal sex is defined by their self-assessed gender — not by their biology — and that other Americans must agree with people who say they are a member of the opposite sex.

Many Republicans praised the Hartzler amendment and criticized the Obama transgender policy. “It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars,” Hartzler said during debate on the bill, according to the Associated Press.

“Figure out whether you’re man or a woman before you join,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said. “U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.”

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HOUSE REJECTS PROPOSAL FOR PENTAGON TO STUDY VIOLENT STRAINS OF ISLAM

Monday, July 17th, 2017

 

THE DAILY CALLER

House Rejects Proposal For Pentagon To Study Violent Strains Of Islam

by Jonah Bennett      National Security/Politics Reporter             July 14, 2017

The House has rejected an amendment that would have required the Pentagon to study the use of violent strains of Islam to justify terrorism.

The House defeated Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks’ amendment Friday morning by a vote of 208-217, which not only would have required the Pentagon to study the link between Islamic doctrine and terrorism, but also would have mandated that the Pentagon make a list of extreme Islamic leaders and peaceful ones.

In other words, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis would have to “conduct two concurrent strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.”

“Right now, there is a certain spectrum within the Islamist world that is at the root of the ideological impulse for terrorism,” Franks said. “Ironically, Muslims are the prime targets of these groups. To suggest that this is anti-Muslim is a fallacy, and I think that anyone who really understands it knows that.”

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who himself is a Muslim, was particularly incensed by the proposal and also met with Franks to discuss his objections in more detail.

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