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November 19, 2012


Obamacare Lives

Some good reminders of the consequences of Obamacare, from NRO where there is more:

The people of the United States ensured an Obamacare future by apparently reelecting President Obama and maintaining a Democratic Senate. Here are the immediate consequences:

1. The IPAB will go into effect: As I have written, IPAB is the cornerstone of a planned bureaucratic state. The only way now to thwart that is pure obstructionism. First, by filibustering the nominations that President Obama will make to the Board. Not going to happen. Second, by defunding. Even though the House will stay Republican, I don’t see them taking that route on what, to most people, is an abstract issue.

2. The attack on religious freedom will continue: The Obama Administration is an implacable foe of faith operating outside the four walls of church or cloister. Don’t look for the president to offer religious institutions who oppose the free birth control rule anything other than lip service to accommodation of religious institutions. Businesses will be forced to take their cause to the Supreme Court. Don’t count on help there, as the technocratic statists control the court 5-4, perhaps 6-3. Eventually, we will see a free abortion rule.


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You can count on it.

[1] Posted by Br. Michael on 11-19-2012 at 02:28 PM · [top]

The company where I work thankfully has excellent plans from which to choose.  I didn’t change a single thing when I enrolled for 2013 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, but my costs went up 30% YOY. 

The company is doing its level best to avoid talking about the costs of covering the “free” contraceptives NOW MANDATED.  I’m paying for them…and nobody can prove to me otherwise.

[2] Posted by midwestnorwegian on 11-19-2012 at 05:48 PM · [top]

I never did like Denny’s or Papa John’s fpr that matter and it does my soul good to see how these dubious Republican ploys are justified as good Christian practices by some. However, being an exiled Episcopalian myself I find it more than a little difficult to agree with the majority of sentiments here that disagreement with the direction of TEC equates to adherence to the right wing, tea bag philosophy of white man supremacy in the GOP.

[3] Posted by ruauper2 on 11-21-2012 at 07:07 PM · [top]

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