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Congress exempts itself from ObamaCare

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Members of Congress are brazenly insisting the laws they pass apply to everyone but themselves.

Republicans and Democrats, who can agree on almost nothing else, are planning to exempt themselves and their staff from Sect. 1312 (d) of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to get their health insurance on the newly created insurance exchanges and pay the same premiums the public will have to pay.

Currently, members of Congress and their staff are covered by plans they chose through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program, with taxpayers picking up 75 percent of the tab. The thinking behind the new requirement is that what’s good enough for the public ought to be good enough for Congress.

Sadly, Washington lawmakers don’t agree. They claim that despite their generous salaries (members earn $174,000), they can’t afford Obamacare premiums. What the government deems “affordable” for the rest of us isn’t affordable for them.

For example, in New York City, a family of three with a household income of $80,000 will be required to pay a whopping $12,784 for the second cheapest silver plan with a $3,000 deductible. This family won’t be eligible for a tax credit. Washington says $12,784 is “affordable” for them. But not for a member of Congress with more than double that income. Under the scheme the lawmakers are pushing, they would have to pay only $3,193 for the same plan.

N. Carolina Lawmakers Scrapping Tenure, Introducing A Voucher Program

A step in the right direction.

Even though tenure allows instructors more freedom of speech by ensuring they don't lose their job for something they say or publish, it also removes the incentive to do their job well because they won't be penalized for doing poor work in the classroom (if they even continue to teach).  Seen at :

North Carolina lawmakers recently passed a new state budget that includes education reforms that would improve teacher quality and expand school choice options for families.

NC-capitalRepublican leaders in the state House and Senate recently announced they’ve reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that includes a $23.6 million provision “that scraps the longstanding teacher tenure system in favor of employing educators on contracts that are renewed based on performance reviews,” the  reports.

“Starting in 2014, it would also set aside $10 million to allow families that meet income guidelines to get state money to pay private school tuition,” the news service reports.

How easy is it to take over someone's life?

PSA from a Dutch organization called SafeInternetBanking.be.  Be aware of how your personal information can be used once you put it all out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Rn4Rupla11M

20 Week Fetuses Aborted at Rate of 30 Per Day; Saves Money for Government-Run Health Care

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Unborn babies who have reached at least 20 weeks of age in utero are aborted at a rate of about 30 per day in the United States, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The CBO has also concluded that aborting babies at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy saves money for the government-run federal-state Medicaid system.

The CBO made these determinations when doing its official “” of a federal bill that would prohibit abortions at 20 weeks or later into pregnancy (except in cases of reported rape, incest against a minor or to save the life of the mother).

“Based on data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CBO estimates that, each year, about 11,000 abortions take place 20 weeks or more after fertilization,” said the CBO’s analysis of H.R. 1797, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

In a 365-day year, 11,000 late-term abortions works out to a little more than 30 per day—counting weekends and holidays.

Those performing late-term abortions, of course, do not work 24 hours per day 7 day a week.

Pelosi: I don’t recall ever having said that everybody would have a lower premium under ObamaCare…

July 2012 Rep. Pelosi says, "... everybody will have lower rates, better quality care, and better access."

June 2013 Rep. Pelosi says, "I don’t remember saying that everybody in the country would have a lower premium ..."

Pretty short memory there, Ms. Pelosi.  Conveniently after the bait and switch, I might add.

NRA-ILA: Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty "In the Very Near Future"

Anti-Gun Senators Caught On Hot Mic: "Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate"

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While gun control advocates claim that their initiatives are solely designed to protect our children and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the following discussion between three New Jersey state Senators reveals their real motivations.

At the conclusion of the New Jersey Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee meeting last Thursday, an open microphone caught three state senators, identified by voice as Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assistant Majority Leader Sandra Cunningham, Senate Majority Whip Linda Greenstein, and at least one staff member talking candidly about their intent to confiscate all guns from the people they serve. It should be noted that Senator Loretta Weinberg is the chief proponent of the anti-gun legislation being moved through the New Jersey State Senate.

Although some of the candid conversation is a bit difficult to discern due to the ambient noise, their message is clear. “We need[ed] a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate,” stated one high ranking senate member.

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by Dr. Radut