1. Dr. Larry Kawa: Administration Buys $2 Billion of Junk Food with Food Stamps; Legislators Demand More Money for Obamacare
2. Joe Messina: The War on Women is Brewing up Again
3. John LeBoutillier: The Panic Inside the Democratic Party over Obamacare
4. Carl Schramm: How Obamacare Rips Off the 'Young Healthies'
5. Lowell Ponte: Obamacare Wreaking Havoc
6. Dave Bego: Right-to-Work States Beware
Administration Buys $2 Billion of Junk Food with Food Stamps; Legislators Demand More Money for Obamacare
Since the Obama administration has expanded the food stamp program to include 47 million Americans, the U.S. government now spends over $2 billion per year on junk food, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. The irony of spending money on junk food is that cheap processed junk food usually makes people obese while also leaving them hungry, negating the entire goal of the food stamp program of helping people dealing with hunger and nutrition. As more people eat junk food that the government gives them money to buy, guess what they will need more of. You guessed it: Obamacare. [more...]
The War on Women is Brewing up Again
By Joe Messina
In a recent column in a non-conservative blog, the columnist suggested that parents warn their daughters about some of the things they can be expected or pressured to do at college when they get there. Among them, binge drinking. Sounds ok to me. No matter how hard we try to raise our kids right, peer pressure is tough to push back on. Your kids are your responsibility. This may be your daughter’s first time away from home. Maybe she hasn’t been in the big city or doesn’t understand what a real predator is. You would think parents that care like this, that had the guts to have these frank conversations with their kids, would be hailed as heroes... but no, not by one columnist. Emily Yoffe’s Slate article about binge drinking and sexual assault came under attack by the left-wing male hating group at feministing.com. [more...]
The Panic Inside the Democratic Party over Obamacare
On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, the widespread and growing panic inside the Democratic Party over Obamacare is explained. So is the President's "apology." The looming Iran Nuclear Deal and Secretary Kerry's desperation for a "legacy" is also explored. To see the shows, go to these links: Part I, Part II, Monday on the Dot Com.
How Obamacare Rips Off the 'Young Healthies'
By Carl Schramm
When Obamacare is under attack, its defenders retreat to several well-worn claims. Among them is a provision that compels insurance companies to allow parents to keep their "children" ages of 21 to 26 on their family policies. Yet this part of the Affordable Care Act was not engineered in response to any noticeable interest group. Instead, political considerations are responsible for the provision, which is an unnecessary and a deceptive rip-off of the "young healthies." Obamacare's financing won't work unless "young healthies" (or their parents) pay through the nose for coverage under parental plans or via the individual mandate. The 18-26 age group is the lowest user of care, the least costly to cover and the most profitable of all health-insurance coverage. Yet the group faces extraordinarily high Obamacare rates. [more...]
Obamacare Wreaking Havoc
By Lowell Ponte
Obamacare has unleashed a new malady that I call "Obamacare stress," triggering high levels of cortisol and other stress chemicals that are raising widespread anxiety, fear, and anger. This new health hazard is raising America's blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart attacks for millions, and sowing the stress seeds that can cause future cancers. If Obamacare were an environmental chemical that produced such toxic effects, President Obama's bureaucrats would rightly ban it. Check out Lowell's new book, "The Great Withdrawal." [more...]
Right-to-Work States Beware
By Dave Bego
Right-to-Work states need to take heed of several recent events, which are prime indicators of big labor's intent to revitalize its sagging membership roles and the administration's intent to support them. The most recent event was Terry McAuliffe's victory over Ken Cuccinelli in last week's Virginia Governor race, where the unions poured millions of dollars to support McAuliffe's campaign, led by the SEIU's approximately $540,000, because McAuliffe has "hinted" he would not stand in the way of Right-to-Work (RTW) being overturned in Virginia. This is just the tip of the iceberg. [more...]