WASHINGTON (June 27, 2016) – House Republicans unveiled their plan to replace Obamacare last week. Whether it would usher in “better” policies than the Affordable Care Act remains up for debate, but one thing is certain – it’s every bit as unconstitutional as Obamacare.Details
Kansas Republicans Passed a Resolution back in 2013 opposing Common Core.
Today, the Republican-dominated state House took the End Common Core bill, HB2292, which passed committee on 02-18 – and withdrew it from the House calendar, sending it back to the committee.
Is this a death-knell for the bill? Quite possibly.
They really don’t want to do their job…
Don’t depend on your political brand to protect your interests. Don’t listen to what politicians say. Watch what they do – and act accordingly.Details
South Dakota Republicans Join Democrats in Killing Resolution to Protect the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
PIERRE, S.D. (March 4, 2016) – Four Republican senate committee members joined a pair of Democrats to kill a non-binding resolution in the South Dakota legislature that would have reaffirmed the fundamental, natural right to keep and bear arms.Details
The scam that is the republican establishment is summed up by this quote from Mitt Romney: “Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare,” Romney said. “Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.” If your only choice is…Details
In solidly red Arkansas, with Republicans now controlling both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s office, one would expect robust opposition to federal overreach, particularly Obamacare.Details
Some people want you to believe that the Constitution is in good hands because Republicans control a large majority of state legislatures. This couldn’t be further from the truth.Details
In Mississippi yesterday, the Senate Public Health and Welfare committee killed HB722 without a recorded or public vote. The bill would have allowed terminally-ill patients to try investigational treatments without full FDA approval. The legislation is supported by the Goldwater Institute and has passed in at least 5 other states. The Mississippi House passed it last month, 120-0. Inside sources tell us that Republican leadership in the Senate didn’t want the bill to get to the Governor’s desk, so they quietly killed it in Committee before the Senate could even vote on it.
This shouldn’t be news: If you want more liberty, Republicans aren’t your friends. That counts for both federal and state politicians. At best, they’re chess pieces that you can work to push in a direction that they see as popular.
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional.
The Administration takes this as a green light to implement ObamaCare to its fullest extent possible. Because the election went in President Obama’s favor, the Senate and House have lost any desire to overturn the law. Without the overturn, it looks like the law making Obamacare a reality is going to stand forever.
Or is it?
In order to make Obamacare work properly, as it currently stands, there are two mainstays of Obamacare that must be carried out on the state level. Each state must implement an insurance exchange and they must drastically expand Medicare according to the law. These two items of ObamaCare will cost the states untold millions of dollars to implement.
When federal law goes bad, it is up to the states to protect their citizens. The legal theory is called nullification. Nullification is the idea that any given state has the right to invalidate federal laws that they consider unconstitutional. Somewhere along the line the Supreme Court got it wrong in their reasoning. Accordingly, it is like saying that since the government has a stake in GM it can create a law that says we can only buy GM cars. If we buy any other type of car we have to pay an extra tax on it.Details
The House Republicans’ release of its “Pledge to America” has been met with criticism from across the ideological spectrum. While excoriation from the left was inevitable, those who were hoping that the GOP would set out a detailed agenda for limiting government were also not satisfied.
The 48-page document contains more pictures of Republican members of Congress than it does evidence that the GOP is seriously prepared to cut spending. While the introductory commentary is designed to appeal to the tea party movement, the actual “plan” to return budgetary sanity to Washington is both timid and incomplete.
The following are some thoughts on the pledge’s “plan to stop out of control spending and reduce the size of government”:Details