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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Crumble: The Disastrous Obamacare Delay - Townhall
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/04/2013 07:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Under the provision, companies with 50 or more workers face a fine of as much as $3,000 per employee if they don’t offer affordable insurance.

The law does not require that employers offer affordable insurance. In fact, given that the insurance must be comprehensive, it is guaranteed to be expensive. Furthermore, employees will be required to bear the majority of the burden. When the democratic sheep realize how much they have been sheared by Obamacare the bleating will be deafening.
Posted by: Jiggs Gleath2372 || 07/04/2013 14:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Jiggs sffordable is deemed is deemed as not costing more than 9.5% of family income for employee only coverage.
Posted by: Beavis || 07/04/2013 15:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I see a solution: every year we delay implementation for a year...
Posted by: Steve White || 07/04/2013 15:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Wow, i should have checked preview. Brutal
Posted by: Beavis || 07/04/2013 15:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Beavis,
And if the employer share is > the $3,000 penalty?

Get in line (and stay in lines forever after) for Government insurance.

What is all that bleating?
Posted by: Jiggs Gleath2372 || 07/04/2013 15:33 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't disagree with you, the government sees $275 billion in tax deductions that employer sponsored health care denies the treasury.

Remember everyone being shoved into the exchanges are purchasing coverage with after tax dollars
Posted by: Beavis || 07/04/2013 16:24 Comments || Top||

#7  I don't disagree with you, the government sees $275 billion in tax deductions that employer sponsored health care denies the treasury.

Another set of scales have fallen off my eyeballs.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/04/2013 16:31 Comments || Top||

#8  When the democratic sheep realize how much they have been sheared by Obamacare the bleating will be deafening.

No, it'll be "Look at what all the corporations are doing to us" and "how could any of you Rethuglicans be for _this_ instead of Single Payer, The Only real Pro-Business Solution?"
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/04/2013 16:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Nothing will happen, Champ will get another pass at violating the laws of the country and any who challenge him will be smeared by the LSM. Rules only apply to the meek.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/04/2013 19:11 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Why President Morsi Is in Trouble
Written just yesterday and already dated. But the author, Mohamed Soliman, is a leader in the Rebel youth movement in Cairo and has an insider's perspective.

Example: he notes the bargain made between Champ and the Brøderbünd: we'd support them, and in return they'd control the crazies in the Syrian rebellion so as to ensure the weapons provided to the rebels didn't fall into the 'wrong' hands. Champ bought that? Apparently so.

Worth the read.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/04/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Meet Adly Mansour, Egypt's new leader

On Monday, he became the head of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court. Just two days later, the 67-year-old was installed as the country's president after a military coup ousted Mohammed Morsy from power.

In a televised speech to the nation Wednesday night, Egypt's top military officer announced that Mansour would become the country's interim leader.
Posted by: Au Auric || 07/04/2013 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  what Soliman didn't address much is

the role of the Salafist party over the past month

defection of rank and file MB members

I think it may have to do with the fact that there wasn't enough money to spread around to keep everyone happy
Posted by: lord garth || 07/04/2013 6:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Obama NOTE #2, your time is HERE.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 07/04/2013 12:03 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Daniel Hannan MEP: Thomas Jefferson, Anglosphere hero
When Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, he included a wistful line that was excised by the other signatories: 'We might have been a great and free people together'.

Until that moment, the idea that Americans were engaged in a war against a foreign power would have struck Patriots and Loyalists alike as bizarre. Jefferson, like other Virginia radicals, saw himself as a British Whig, heir to the tradition of Edward Coke (1552--1634), John Hampden (1595--1643) and Algernon Sidney (1623--1683). He did not believe he was laying claim to any new rights; rather, he was defending the liberties that he assumed he had been born with as an Englishman. Right up to the end, he had hoped that such liberties might flourish under the Crown, but George III dashed his ambition. We sense Jefferson's bitterness in the Declaration's telling complaint about the king 'transporting hither foreign mercenaries'. Foreign! How historians have glossed over the significance of that word. In sending his Hessian hirelings against Britons, the Hanoverian monarch was in effect annulling their nationality.

The American Revolution is now described with anachronistic terminology. History books and tour guides talk about how, in 1775, minutemen and militias swarmed to resist 'the British' -- language that no one would or could have used at the time. Everyone involved was British, and public opinion in the British Isles was divided in exactly the same way as in the colonies. The American conflict was, in truth, a settlement by force of the ancient Tory--Whig dispute which, at least in New England, had passed the point of peaceful resolution. What we now call the American War of Independence would more accurately be termed the Second Anglosphere Civil War -- the First having been fought across England, Scotland, Ireland and America in the 1640s.
Posted by: Beavis || 07/04/2013 11:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What we now call the American War of Independence would more accurately be termed the Second Anglosphere Civil War -- the First having been fought across England, Scotland, Ireland and America in the 1640s.

The first being a fight between the Crown and Parliament about who had the authority to levy and collect taxes, who had the authority to appoint officers of the realm and were those officer accountable to the laws of Parliament, and ultimate whose office is beholding to whom.

Among the sympathizers in Parliament, they stated these British colonists were only defending the natural rights of Englishmen.

As Adams later reflected, a third were for it, a third were against it, and a third remained in the middle. [Well, at least till the Crown enlisted the Indians around New York to join up.]

Many people in London could not understand why the big fuss. With the removal of the French threat and the natives relatively benign at the time, thing were never better.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/04/2013 15:33 Comments || Top||

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