A group of Democratic senators is urging the Obama administration to delay a key portion of Obamacare because the results could be “harmful and disruptive.”
In a letter exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, Senate Democrats pleaded with Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to delay an Obamacare rule change that puts companies with 51 to 100 employees in the costlier “small group” market instead of the “large group” market. The rule change, which will result in higher premiums for many companies, goes into effect in 2016.
The letter was signed by Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp, Chris Coons, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Jon Tester and independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats.
Do I really need to state the obvious? If Obamacare is so wonderful, why do they keep delaying it? Oh, and there's the small matter of the unconstitutionality of changing established law without the consent of Congress. It's like the writer says, Democrats want all the trappings of power and none of the responsibilities. They love to pass laws, and never think about the consequences. Or, they DO think about the consequences, and create chaos in order to swoop in and save the country from the disastrous policies that they themselves came up with. The problem is they have a lot of ignorant people who will continue to vote for them because they are under the mistaken impression that they care about them. Right. They care enough to give you just enough to keep you under their thumb and voting Democrat.
***Gotta make this quick. Having one of my transcriptionists off is always tough!
***A shape-shifting frog? Wow.
***Archaeologists say they have found Nazi "secret lair" deep in the jungle.
As the Nazis began to suffer battlefield reverses in World War II, they secretly began building a network of hideouts so remote that one of them has only just been discovered, according to archaeologists in Argentina.
A University of Buenos Aires team says it believes three ruined stone buildings in a jungle area near the border with Paraguay formed a lair that Nazi leaders planned to escape to in the event of defeat, the Telegraph reports.
They say that after months of exploring the site, which they had to cut their way to with machetes, they've found items including Nazi-era German coins, "Made in Germany" porcelain, and Nazi symbols on the walls.
***Wacko nutjob lawyer says, "Animals are people too." Gimme a break.
Lawyer Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too.
For that matter, so are dolphins, elephants, gorillas and orcas.
Wise made his argument at the TED Conference that wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada on Friday.
"I had to invent the field of animal jurisprudence," Wise told AFP at TED.
"Coming here is implicit affirmation that people are interested in what we have to say."
Wise argued that apes, chimps, elephants and orcas are as entitled to the rights of "persons" under law as are people or corporations.