Tag Archive: Mandate


How Hillary Could Make ObamaCare Worse

 

 

 

 

” An ABC-Washington Post poll shows 61 percent of Democrats support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, far more than other contenders. If she wins the White House, health reform could become even more painful than ObamaCare.

  Clinton ducks questions about her views on health reform. But the plan she proposed in 1993, as first lady, raises concerns.

  That proposal was even more coercive than ObamaCare. She put price controls on doctors and limits on how much health care the nation could consume annually and how much you could buy for your own family — even if you paid for it yourself.

  True, that was 20 years ago. But it’s an important window into her thinking.

  Before Americans choose candidates for 2016, they ought to ask how much power they want government to have over their health care and whether Clinton stands by the coercive plan she proposed the last time she was in the White House.

  Start with whether the government should force us to have insurance. The Obama administration is using ads and street fairs to convince people to get covered. Millions are still saying “no.” ObamaCare penalizes the uninsured but also offers exemptions, including just pleading “hardship.” “

 

NY Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Gun Manufacturer Just Stared Down Eric Holder And Told Him To Shove It

 

 

 

” While many anti-gun activists have responded to recent tragic shootings by demanding that law-abiding gun owners give up their Second Amendment rights, many in the industry have worked to make guns safer. One such innovator is Kodiak Arms President W.P. Gentry.

  The manufacturer spent time and money researching the potential benefits of installing software into firearms allowing them to recognize authorized users before becoming operable. Gentry noted that his company was at the forefront of perfecting such technology just months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“ I then had the biggest development in smart-gun technology coming together at my facility in Utah,” he said, touting a product called “the Intelligun.”

  He explained that the handgun’s grip would be able to identify fingerprints and, within one second, recognize whether the holder was authorized to use the firearm or not. When Attorney General Eric Holder met with multiple gun manufacturers in April 2013, Gentry said he was invited to discuss his innovation.

 

 

“ This interested Eric Holder,” he recalled. “He wondered how we might be able to control who was or wasn’t authorized.”

 


Immediately, Gentry realized the host was proposing something antithetical to the motivation behind his research.

“ I stopped him right there,” he said. “I looked right across the table at Eric Holder – yeah, the attorney general of the United States – and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.’”

  Gentry explained that it was clear he and Holder had opposing views regarding how to make guns safer.

 

 

“The Intelligun is designed to save lives,” he said, “not restrict freedom.”

 

 

  Holder’s interest in restricting users by utilizing the new technology is just one reason gun rights advocates say that many anti-gun activists want to see the software mandated in all firearms.”

 

Western Journalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe Is Set To Mandate “Remote Stopping Device” In All Cars For Police Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Well this sounds like one of the worst ideas I have heard of in a long time. Naturally, it would emerge from the EU, the sorriest excuse for a fake government the world has ever seen.

  While I have reported previously on regulatory efforts to put all sorts of invasive mandatory devices in U.S. automobiles (from October of last year Big Brother is Coming to Your Car), this idea from the EU take things to a whole other level of insanity.

From the BBC:

 

  A device that would enable police to stop vehicles remotely is being considered by an EU-wide official working group, it has emerged. 

  The feasibility of such technology is being examined by members of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (Enlets).

The technology could impact on both road safety and civil liberties.

Civil liberties? What are those?”

 

Zero Hedge has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumers Set to Repeal a Big Part of the Health Care Law

 

” Perhaps the biggest news came last week when The Wall Street Journal reported that the mandates for comprehensive coverage apply to just 30 million out of 160 million Americans with private insurance: “A close reading of the rules makes it clear that those mandates affect only plans sponsored by insurers that are sold to small businesses and individuals, federal officials confirm.”

Earlier, The New York Times had reported that there was another way around the mandates: “Companies can avoid many standards in the new law by insuring their own employees.” Government regulators are busily trying to stop companies from taking that option.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Caller 

 

  ” Wednesday, Aug. 1 marks a new phase in the rule of Obamacare: The first day that private companies will be mandated to provide contraceptive services to their employees through the company-provided health insurance policy, regardless of whether those services are contrary to the employer’s religious beliefs.

So, of course, Wednesday, Aug. 1 is a big day for the left. Or at least it should have been.

But instead of dancing in the streets, praising the president for liberating women from the iron rule of the pope, over half a million people have confirmed online that they are going to Chick-fil-A, with many more who didn’t tell Facebook that they were going, but probably will anyways.”

 

  Justice Antonin Scalia speaks out about the mandate .

  ” “You don’t interpret a penalty to be a pig. It can’t be a pig,” Scalia said. “What my dissent said … was simply that there is no way to regard this penalty as a tax. It simply does not bear that meaning. In order to save the constitutionality, you cannot give the text a meaning it will not bear.” “

Did Roberts Do Us A Favor ?

Independent Journal Review   

  ” Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them.

It will be a short-lived celebration.

Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.

 

Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything. Ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.”

  With all eyes on SCOTUS today we’ve deliberately remained silent . Not without opinion , but out of deference to the multitude of bloggers with legal backgrounds that can offer the public their expertise .

    We are from the business world and as such can offer only common sense and a historical kind of sense as to our understanding of the Constitution , the Founders and their ideas of liberty .

  That being said , our initial reaction to the Roberts Court’s finding was a feeling of being sold down the river . We are sorry to say that this post at Volokh Conspiracy merely serves to amplify the feeling that Roberts caved to media/political pressure .

   Tax , Commerce , who cares what you call it ? A Mandate is a Mandate . Where does that fact that the citizens can be forced to BUY something fit into the concept of individual liberty ?

” Scalia’s dissent, at least on first quick perusal, reads like it was originally written as a majority opinion “

The Battle Lines Are Drawn

 Although not a particularly religious man , partly because of organized religion’s current penchant for towing the government “liberal, statist” line , I find this refreshing in the extreme . –

 

  “Congratulations are in order for the Catholic Church, whose archdioceses in America went to federal court today to challenge the Obama administration on the contraception mandates. Something like a dozen federal lawsuits were filed against the administration by something on the order of 43 plaintiffs, including the Archdiocese of New York, among others, and the crown jewel in Catholic education in America, Notre Dame.* It seems the liberal institutions within the Catholic world have come together with the conservative ones to stand up for the rights of religious Catholics — and by extension, the rest of us — to be free of government mandates in respect of their religion.”