The Madison Capital Times reports Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker (R) “does not agree with nine Republican state lawmakers who say they would support arresting federal officials who try to implement President Barack Obama’s health care law in Wisconsin.”
If you patronize Denny’s, you’d better think twice. John Metz, who operates 40 Denny’s restaurants and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise, has decided to offset the cost of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), by adding a five percent surcharge to customers’ bills and will reduce his employees’ work hours. He justified the move by claiming it is ‘the only alternative. I’ve got to pass on the cost to the customer.’
Obamacare requires businesses or franchises with more than 50 workers must offer an approved insurance plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers.
The program mandates that only employees working more than 30 hours a week are covered under their employers health insurance plan, chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are already considering reduced worker hours. Source: Daily Mail
MITT ROMNEY HAS SECRET BLACK SUPPORTERS: Mitt Romney told Fox News (surprise, surprise) that black leaders support him, but are afraid to say so publicly. Ahem, which black leaders? Pray tell. After his speech at the NAACP convention, where he was booed after saying he would repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he told Neil Cavuto that he connected with black leaders in private and was assured that the loud booing he received for promising to repeal the ACA didn’t represent the feelings of all black voters, even if they can’t say so in public. What? Is he talking about Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), Ron Christie, J.C. Watts and new Teabag supporter Artur Davis?
“I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event and they said, you know, a lot of folks do not want to say they will not vote for President Obama but they are disappointed in his lack of policies to improve the schools,” Romney told Fox, according to a rush transcript.
“The president has not been able to get the job done and people want to see someone would can get the economy going so I expect to get the African American votes, and at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was generous and hospitable and I believe we disagree on some issues like ‘Obamacare’ on a lot of issues people see eye to eye, they want someone getting the economy going.” Source
Um, these black leaders lied to him because recent polls show he has made absolutely no inroads in the black community, much less to get their votes. Mitt Romney has secret black supporters. Are these imaginary friends like those who set up his offshore bank accounts in the blind trust? As I said in an earlier post, his campaign staffer who spoke with Roland Martin this morning was a hint at the fiasco his NAACP speech was going to be. The speech started off decent, but he kicked the hornet’s nest when he talked about repealing “Obamacare.”
Even though he told Neil Cavuto he has secret black supporters, he also said he expected the negative response from convention. Er, then why did he bother to go? Like everything else he tackles, he gives a lot of lip service. You know, “I don’t know” or “it wasn’t me” and “no, it’s not may fault.” The American Prospect brings a whole other twist to Romney’s train wreck a the NAACP convention by saying his speech was successful. SMH is all I can do.
5 Democrats Voting Against Obamacare are Mike Ross, Dan Boren, Mike McIntyre, Larry Kissell, Jim Matheson
The five Democrats who voted with House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a largely symbolic vote are: Reps. Mike Ross, D-Ark.; Dan Boren, D-Okla.; Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.; Larry Kissell, D-N.C.; and Jim Matheson, D-Utah.
They should be ashamed of themselves not to stand together as a party but with the Republicans, who have largely made it their mission for Barack Obama to be a one term president. It is clear that these five Judas Iscariots may be in tight races in their own districts. One thing I can say about the Republicans is that they know how to stand united. The Democrats are like a barrel full of crabs.
YAWN: The House voted for the second time to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) 244-185 with five Democrats voting in favor. Um, this will go nowhere. Another waste of taxpayers’ money by politicians hellbent on doing their own thing. Those five Democrats who crossed party lines are further proof of why the Democrats just can’t get anything done. They never stand together. Think Progress is reporting they spent 89 hours attempting to take away coverage for 30 million Americans, mainly poor and middle class.
Infighting among conservatives over Mitt Romney’s campaign decision not to call the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) mandate a tax. Conservatives want presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to quit if he “won’t fight Obamatax.” Um, it’s called Romneycare and no, he can’t fight it without painting himself in a corner, which will play to Obama’s advantage. LMAO!
Breitbart: The Obama campaign has seized on remarks made by Romney adviser Eric “Etch-A-Sketch” Fehrnstrom this morning on MSNBC, to the effect that the individual mandate in Obamacare (and Romneycare) is not a tax.
Kaiser Health Poll Finds Most Americans Want Affordable Care Act Detractors to Stop Efforts to Repeal Law
A Kaiser Health tracking poll finds that 56% of Americans now say they would like to see the critics of President Obama’s health care reform, particularly in light of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the law, stop their efforts to block its implementation and move on to other pressing issues. Maybe that explains Sen. Mitch McConnell roundabout backtracking saying it will be hard to undo Obamacare.
Kaiser Health Poll: ”Democrats overwhelmingly say opponents should move on to other issues (82 percent), as do half (51 percent) of independents and a quarter (26 percent) of Republicans. But, seven in ten Republicans (69 percent) say they want to see efforts to stop the law continue, a view shared by 41 percent of independents and 14 percent of Democrats.”
Solid majorities of voters of every political stripe say the decision won’t impact whether or not they vote this November – though Republicans are more likely than Democrats (31 percent compared to 18 percent) to say the result makes them more likely to turn out.