What might a haberdasher know about insurance that Team Obama did not?

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The world is being run by highly-credentialed men and women who have passed through some of our most exclusive universities. Perhaps it’s time to look at haberdashers, again, to see what they know. - Elizabeth Scalia, I Don't Want to be a Hoo-er (Patheos Press, 2013)As one of my Texas-based friends has said, "I may not know much more about insurance beyond the fact that I'm smart enough to get what I need, but goodgohdamighty, even I could have thought up more sensible ways to get folks c … [Read more...]

So, if you repeat a lie often enough, it DOESN’T become True? UPDATED

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Repeated ...so many times...it was practically a verbal tic.NBC News: Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance.President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at … [Read more...]

Catholics Can Circumvent Obamacare “Marriage Tax”

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Earlier today I read this piece by Tom Blumer and my eyes nearly popped out of their sockets:The third tragic outcome of Obamacare is what it will do to marriages and families. In January 2010, two months before Obamacare’s passage, the estimable Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation gave the impact a name: the “wedding tax.”To illustrate, let’s start with the 60-year-old married couple with no children whose situation I illustrated at the end of Part 1:If they have identical … [Read more...]

Sebelius meets Major Major’s Catch-22 – UPDATED

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What could you possibly say to him? Major Major wondered forlornly. One thing he could not say was that there was nothing he could do. To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error or injustice in Colonel Korn's policy. Colonel Korn had been most explicit about that. He must never say there was nothing he could do."I'm sorry," he said. "But there's nothing I can do." Catch-22, Chapter 9Because most of the … [Read more...]

“It’s a Tax!”; “It’s a Penalty!”; “It’s a Ta -!”

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Apparently Mrs. Pelosi tripped over some clunky, in the way talking points.I know I'm dating myself, but all I can think of is: It's a floor wax, and a dessert topping!Ed Morrissey has more thoughts on the Obamacare ta--, pena---, floorwax … [Read more...]

Obamacare 6-2: Who will be Justice Defector?

Had to run some errands over lunch and flipped on the radio to see what Rush was talking about. Basically, he was rehashing this piece from the WaPo -- the theory that if the Supremes come down 5-4 in favor of Obamacare, then Chief Justice Roberts -- meaning to ease social tensions with a 6-2 -- will go with it, so he can himself write the majority opinion:Walter Dellinger, a former acting solicitor general and one of the health-care law’s most ardent constitutional cheerleaders, has long p … [Read more...]

Obamacare, “and then what”? – UPDATED

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We had a busy weekend, and I barely was able to keep up with the headlines, but I did read a little about the Obamacare arguments before the SCOTUS. I also heard about former Vice-President Dick Cheney's heart transplant, and some of the less-than charitable, often outright hateful remarks emanating from the left. The most interesting of those, I think, are the ones instantly re-embracing the "constitution-shredding" and "war criminal" narratives of 2001-2008 without the merest acknowledgment … [Read more...]

Coupla Catholic Chicks, talkin’ Shop

Yesterday K-Lo at Large (aka Kathryn Jean Lopez) and I had an opportunity to spend twenty minutes or so talking together with Pat Gohn at her great Among Women Podcasts, specifically about the HHS Mandate, and why it is a destructive and illiberal business.Do listen online, here or at itunes. Pat is a golden-voiced and knowledgeable moderator, and there is a wee inside joke going on at one point, about how we speak when we are passionate.What can I say...Lizzie almost blew out a mic. … [Read more...]

You love your kid? Too bad! UPDATES!

It's really too bad that you love your three-year old daughter who needs a kidney transplant, because you know what? We're not giving her one because she's retarded!:I begin to shake. My whole body trembles and he begins to tell me how she will never be able to get on the waiting list because she is mentally retarded.A bit of hope. I sit up and get excited.“Oh, that’s ok! We plan on donating. If we aren’t a match, we come from a large family and someone will donate. We don’t want to b … [Read more...]

Assessing People as “Units” is Evil – UPDATED

As regular readers know, I rarely listen to talk radio -- the reception is lousy in the house and when I'm driving I like to listen to my cd's. But I was monitoring traffic on the all-news station and something annoyed me so I started flipping around. I hit the Mark Levin show and was stopped in my tracks by a conversation between Levin and a caller who identified himself as a neurosurgeon. Now I need to confirm if this is real.The caller said that he had recently gone to Washington to … [Read more...]


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