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Obama’s Budget Plan: Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Gut Charities

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$800 billion in tax increases form the center of President Obama’s new budget plan with some $1.2 Billion in cuts to future spending growth. Neither side seems to willing to support the plan. Democrats say that the tax increases don’t go far enough and point to the liberal plan from the Senate that raises taxes by more than twice what ...

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HHS Then: Time to Cut Medicare Advantage…Now: Time to Boost Medicare Advantage

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It was just February of this year that the Health and Human Services Department announced it would cut payments to Medicare Advantage, using those funds to help finance the expenses of ObamaCare. Now, in a reversal the Obama Administration said it will increase the payment for health insurers who offer the Medicare Advantage program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

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Attn Seniors: Obamacare is Not Medicare Friendly

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What will happen when your grandma falls and breaks her hip? Will she get the care she deserves? This young man’s grandma worked hard raising her family and once the kids were raised went back to school so she could work outside the home. Is it right that the promised Medicare services, the program she paid in to for years, ...

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2013 Medicare premium increase will cut into COLA for Seniors

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The anticipated 2013 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients will likely be wiped out by an expected 7-9% in Medicare part B premiums next year. Private analysts expect the $99.90 part B premium for incomes up to $85,000 to rise by as much as $9 while the government’s projection anticipate a $7 per month increase. At around $100 ...

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Rep. Price Introduces Legislation to Revamp Medicare Bidding Process

“Applying common sense, free market principles to the bidding process will ensure that taxpayers get the most for their money while seniors receive the quality technologies and treatments they deserve,” Chairman Price said. “Streamlining government to make it more efficient for taxpayers and better for patients is a non-partisan issue. I hope my friends on both sides of the aisle will join me in this effort.”

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Romney/Ryan Medicare Plan Would Cost Seniors $6400: Debunked

Per Politico, here’s the analysis of the latest Obama campaign attack ad towards Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Medicare: “It’s a promise that was made long ago: you work hard, pay in, your Medicare benefits are guaranteed. But Mitt Romney would break that promise,” the ad says. “Replace your benefits with a voucher. Insurance companies could just keep raising ...

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Romney’s Media Fostered Distractions

For the umpteen zillionth time since the presumptive GOP nominee’s identity became apparent, the “progressive” Party Pravda and their occupy Oval Office idol are attempting to define GOP challenger Mitt Romney in an utterly disingenuous light. In an article entitled “Romney Turns to Ohio Amidst Distractions” published by staunch “progressive” Pravda propagandists the Associated Press and Yahoo News, Phillip Elliot ...

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Mom, You Did Build That!

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Paul Ryan introduced America to his mom. There was more than a little emotion as he told her story. Betty Ryan was a stay at home mom who, after her husband died, went back to school. The skills she learned enabled her to become a small business owner. She is an example of the greatness in America. Take a minute ...

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Democrats Pushing Grandma Off Cliff By Ignoring Facts

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First, it’s baffling that advocating for reform of a broken system is anathema to liberals.  I’ve never met anyone who is against efficiency. Second, who cares if the right tried to ‘end medicare as we know it.’  Emancipation from wasteful government entitlement programs is inherently moral and enhances the freedom of the American people.  However, those are the hypotheticals.  These ...

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It Would Be ‘Priceless’ If Romney Admitted He Was Wrong

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John C. Goodman challenges Americans to rethink healthcare in his book from the Independent Institute, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision that determined that the individual mandate was constitutional, there has been much talk about “repeal and replace.” That has lead to the question, what does the GOP have to offer to replace ...

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South of the Border, Down Washington Way

Doing business in the US and Mexico has a number of similarities, although the medium of exchange is sometimes different.

Here’s an outrage: sleazy government officials approach a major business interest and want to enter into “negotiations.” The officials casually mention, “You’ve got a nice little business here. It would be a shame if something happened to it.” Both sides know the business needs permits to operate, current regulations could be changed or delayed and the bureaucracy’s normally glacial pace ...

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Europe Won’t Work in America

Spain’s economy is under such duress that the country is prepared to request a 40 billion Euro cash injection from the Euro zone this weekend. The request comes after Fitch Ratings reduced Spain’s credit by three notches on Thursday. This move will make Spain the fourth country to need a bailout since the European debt crisis began. The Spanish banking ...

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The Coming Entitlement Crisis

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In February of last year, conservative commentator  George Will gave a great lecture at the Navy War College in Rhode Island.  In that lecture, he detailed two major battles we will face in the coming election, which are taxes and entitlement reform. Despite what the liberal media says about conservatives, we are not trying to destroy Medicare. We are trying to salvage ...

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Retirement Programs-Running on Empty

Government trustees report this week reveal that Social Security and Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected. Medicare is looking at a shortage beginning 2024 but Social Security for Disabled (SSI) will be out of funds just around the corner in 2016. All agree that by 2030 there will only be enough money to cover 75% of the ...

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Throwing Granny Off The Cliff: Part 2

  Remember this? Following Representative Paul Ryan’s budget proposal progressives tried to scare seniors into believing that Medicare services were in danger and Republicans didn’t care about the elderly. This year conservatives are taking a proactive position. Poor granny again finds herself in a precarious position. But this time it’s the man behind ObamaCare doing the throwing. Some will say ...

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