The Democrat-Forced Government Shutdown
Posted October 15, 2013
At least 5 different U.S. House passed bills to fund parts or all of the government, which Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid refused to bring any of them to the Senate for an up or down vote. In fact, he even refused to fund treatment for children with cancer stating, "Why would we want to do that?"
Reid was daring the so-called mainstream media to actually get off of the White House talking points. But why would they do that? It's not good for Obama, Reid, or the media's agenda of setting up the next election rather than doing what is right for the country.
Reid has blatantly told D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray not to screw up what he and Obama are trying to do. "I'm on your side," announced Reid, "Don't screw it up." Gray was asking Reid for some autonomy in using D.C.'s tax revenue to pay for the city's employees during the Democrat shutdown - a bill that the U.S. House passed.
What would Gray be screwing up? Is it that the Democrat forced shutdown of the government is exactly what Reid wants? Is it that over and over again Reid has refused to allow the Senate to vote on bills that would fund the government?
Is it that Reid and Obama both see this as an opportunity to take over the House next year? Is this nothing but politics as usual for Reid and the Obama Administration?
From Congressman Steve Stockman
Posted October 10, 2013
"Fake ObamaCare enrollee accepts State of the Union invitation"
'Now when Obama speaks about ObamaCare the media have someone they can cut to...I encourage Obama to acknowledge him.'
Chad Henderson, the Tennessee Obama activist who misled reporters about his supposed success in buying an ObamaCare policy, tells The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross he has accepted Congressman Steve Stockman's invitation to be his guest at January's State of the Union Address.
"I look forward to giving Chad the opportunity to attend the State of the Union Address. Now when President Obama speaks about ObamaCare the media will have someone they can cut to," said Stockman. "I encourage the President to acknowledge him and his story."
After a nationwide search for one person who had benefitted from ObamaCare turned up nothing, the national news media made Henderson a celebrity last week by rushing to report claims he successfully purchased an ObamaCare policy. They did not reveal he was actually an activist for Obama's "Organizing for America" political group.
Most of the mainstream media also failed to later report his father's admission Chad never actually purchased a plan. Few, if any, media outlets retracted the false stories.
Henderson's original story was broken by the Chattanooga Times Free-Press, which earlier this year fired an editor for a headline mocking Obama.
Henderson also claims to make a below-poverty income, but last year donated $1,000 to Obama election efforts.
Analysis by the Cato Institute finds had Henderson actually signed up as he claimed he would be paying 400 percent more for an ObamaCare policy than he could find in the private market. After three hours of trying Henderson claimed he bought a policy that costs $175 a month, or 18 percent of his claimed income.
"Compare that to what Chad could have paid if he bought one of the pre-Obamacare plans still available on eHealthInsurance.com until December 31," Cato Institute's director of health policy studies Michael Cannon found.
"The cheapest such plan for someone meeting Chad's profile is just $44.72 - as little as 5 percent of his annual income and about one-quarter of his Obamacare premium."
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