Kevin Collins’ “Coach Is Right” is now on WesternJournalism.com. All the same great, news-breaking, liberal-busting content is here on Western Journalism just like it was back on CoachisRight.com.
Kevin Collins’ “Coach Is Right” is now on WesternJournalism.com. All the same great, news-breaking, liberal-busting content is here on Western Journalism just like it was back on CoachisRight.com.
In 2009, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimated that the yearly cost of providing healthcare for illegal aliens was $10.7 billion. It was a difficult figure to approximate as hospitals are not permitted to ask if an emergency room patient is in the country illegally. After all, should an exact total of monies spent even on the delivery of anchor babies (about $10,000 per “anchor”) become known, it would enrage an American public which Democrats especially hope to keep blissfully ignorant about one of the principle reasons for skyrocketing healthcare and health insurance prices—uncompensated costs.
In 1986, EMTALA was signed into law. Part of the COBRA act, EMTALA requires hospitals to provide treatment to anyone who needs it regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay. As the government does NOT reimburse hospitals for such care, a number of hospitals nationwide were forced to close their doors, being unable to provide millions of dollars in free services.
Though hospitals are able to recoup a minimal portion of this massive expense via Medicaid reimbursement, the only way to remain solvent is by raising prices to paying patients. Naturally, this drives up the cost of both healthcare and health insurance.
Enter Barack Obama and his namesake “healthcare” program. When arguing the constitutionality of ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli claimed that the individual mandate requiring everyone either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty was necessary in order to stop the practice of charging “…uncompensated costs … directly to other market participants…”
In short, the Regime was ostensibly outraged that responsibility for payment of these uncompensated costs was being placed on others by healthcare providers who routinely “…charge[d] higher rates in order to cover the cost of uncompensated care…” Mr. Obama’s Justice Department minions argued that although millions of Americans did not WANT to purchase health insurance, the federal government had both a right and an obligation to force them to do so in order to halt the “unfair practice” of the uninsured taking advantage of and driving up prices for the insured!
So by charging EVERYONE, whether they wanted insurance or not, there would be no more unfair, uncompensated costs because everyone would be paying for healthcare! The freeloaders, formerly gaming the system by getting free care paid by others, would now be forced to pay their “fair share!”
Did Congress consider changing the EMTALA LAW–the real reason for uncompensated costs–rather than forcing ObamaCare on the American people? Of course not. Will illegals have to buy healthcare? No. They will STILL be getting “free” care, paid by those who ARE required to buy ObamaCare approved healthcare or pay a “penalty.” (A “TAX” if you’re Justice Roberts.)
In short, thanks to ObamaCare, billions in healthcare costs for illegals will be neatly covered up by the individual mandate. And Democrats will eagerly state that illegals are NOT being covered by ObamaCare and that any healthcare expense associated with illegals is at worst minimal.
It’s the LEAST the Democrat Party can do for 30 million undocumented voters, isn’t it!
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All full of his normal bombast and bluster on 4/11/13, Bill O’Reilly once again proved he hadn’t a grasp on the subject at hand: whether or not to legalize marijuana.
His plan is to put responsible adults or children who smoke into the legal system, destroying them and their families. He wants to keep feeding the corrupt legal system that thrives off of these “offenses”/freedoms (depending on your point of view).
He wants these draconian punishments because he feels that pot will destroy anyone trying it, a view responsible for turning more people into drug addicts than any drug. As soon as children realize we’ve been lying about the danger of smoking a joint, they figure we are lying about all other drugs and go on experimenting!
Never mind that numerous Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, and athletes at the top of their games have been pot smokers. Those people are special, and you are inferior; you need Bill O’Reilly to “look out for you” on your way to jail. We’d do much better with a truthful approach and try and convince children to avoid it until 21. Drive home the real dangers of hard drugs with the truth on our side.
He wants these punishments because he wants to keep pot from our children. He really said that! Right before he told his guest that you could find pot on any high school or college campus in the nation!
He claims that because we have alcohol problems in the nation, we should not legalize pot.
He skips over the logical conclusion from the preceding lessons with alcohol, that legalization would dry up the illegal and unethical distributors supplying our children, leaving us much more control. Or did I miss all the moonshiners selling alcohol to our kids?
He bemoans the fact that if legal, there would be signs telling everyone it is legal, and that will hurt our children. Really…can he really be so obtuse?
First of all, none of our public school graduates can read, so that’s not a problem (OK, just kidding, someone may read it to them.) Let me try something else:
Hey Bill, let me cue you in on a little secret you seem to know, but just won’t admit:
Society has already decided that pot laws are an open joke. Look at the movies and TV. It isn’t glorified, but it is certainly accepted and condoned.
Pot isn’t really illegal’ it is just darn inconvenient to get if you don’t know anyone in high school or college! Anyone who wants pot can get it; there is no crowd of people waiting to try it when legal. Nothing in this society will change (except some lawyers will have to get an honest job as opposed to shaking down families because little Johnny got caught with a doobie), and taxpayers will stop picking up the tab for prosecuting free Americans in their harmless pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness.
Recreational pot smoking should be a personal or family matter and not the business of the police or courts.
The hysterical screeching has already started. The Left is drawn to blame a terrorist attack on American soil on conservatives like a moth is drawn to a flame. They’re psychopaths who only care about moving their destructive agenda forward. Liberals will say anything; they can’t do otherwise. They’re not bound by any restrictions of common human decency because they have none.
Despicable cancers such as Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, and lunatic Cynthia McKinney have already started accusing conservatives of this ugly attack. Let them keep talking.
Either the Boston Police or the media are lying about whether or not a suspect is in custody. Betting on the media seems to be the smart move here. The Left’s problem is that it doesn’t know what lie to tell, so let them keep talking.
The police/media contradiction puts the Left in a no-win situation. If the police stick to their story, at some point the Left will lose control of the news narrative because either they will or will not have a suspect. If they do have a suspect, questions about why they denied it will come up; if they never did have one, the media branch of the Left will lose its ability to manage the story because Americans will demand to know why there is no suspect.
Justifiable cries about a “conspiracy of lies” will pop up all over.
That will give rise to questions of whether or not the establishment can actually protect us if they were even interested in trying. Let them keep talking about that in the face of what has happened.
The linkage between the cover-up of Benghazi and Boston (the alliteration won’t help the Left either) will be unavoidable. If there is a suspect, questions about whether or not he will be treated as a common criminal or an unlawful enemy combatant will be asked. If he is “just a criminal,” will he be put on trial like the jihadist who shot up Fort Hood? Will the ACLU represent him and drag the case out forever? The Left will try to hide behind “I can’t comment on an ongoing investigation,” but that won’t help. Because of Fort Hood, people know the plan is to have their “ongoing investigation” continue until we stop asking questions; but every indication is that Boston won’t “just go away” as they hope.
None of this will be good for Barack Obama’s dreams of making America a European country. Nor will it help the Left erase our borders and take our guns. If we just stand back and let the Left talk, we can win both fights.
In a diatribe I feel was not new to O’Reilly, he actually postulated that gun registration of responsible citizens would reduce gun crime by criminals. Even when it was pointed out that none of the recent shootings would have been stopped by his dangerous sophomoric suggestion, he stood fast.
He points to Chicago, claiming that gun registration would help because if a criminal was caught in a(n unconstitutional) “stop and frisk” with an unregistered gun, they’d be charged. It’s already illegal for these gangbangers to have guns. Laws won’t work if not applied, and Chicago does not apply the laws already on the books. How would another law matter to people with no respect for the lives of others? Take the guns out of Chicago and every other progressive nightmare city, and the death will go on.
There are over 310 million guns in America, as of 2009; why are the guns only killing people in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC, and other Progressive enclaves?
No, the only way to lower the death rate is to impact the life of the criminal to such an extent that it is no longer worthwhile to pick up the weapon.
A mandatory 5/10/20/DEATH system of PUNISHMENT OF CRIMINALS will work much better than a punitive, unconstitutional registration of the legal weapons owned by responsible citizens.
If caught with a weapon you’re not legally allowed to own or carry, you go to a work farm for 5 years. No one in the community has to register their weapons.
If you brandish a legal or illegal weapon in the commission of a crime, you go to jail for 10 years. No one in the community has to register their weapons.
If you fire a legal or illegal weapon in the commission of a crime, and any type of mental or physical trauma or injury is experienced by anyone, you go to jail for 20 years. No one in the community has to register their weapons.
If you are convicted on any level of voluntary murder, you are put to death, publicly, at high noon, in an outdoor field in the community of your crime.
It is time to celebrate the removal of the killers from our midst and to educate and save the survivors. It is time to stop punishing others for the actions of a rising progressive cult.
Progressive doctrine has cheapened the lives of others in the eyes of captives born into the failed liberal experiments these anti-American “rulers” have condemned them to. They are the fatherless children of government entitlement, getting everything they need from others, watching babies being disposed of in record numbers through abortions, and being indoctrinated with self-esteem education.
Nothing short of the GUARANTEED threat of their losing their own freedom will make them think twice about pulling the trigger, or even picking up the gun.
Nothing short of attending a public execution celebrating the victory over evil by the community will start teaching a respect for the equality of the lives of others.
With the repeal of the Clinton era “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy allowing gays to quietly serve in America’s armed forces, the politically correct goons in the Department of Defense are working to silence any opposition to the gay agenda. Military Chaplains are being silenced. Soldiers are being taught to equate Christians with extremists and racists who preach violence against non-believers.
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty sent a letter to the House Armed Services Committee, warning that Military Chaplains are being threatened by higher brass to keep quiet about their opposition to homosexual marriages. The organization has pointed out that in some cases, Chaplain military careers have been damaged; and at least one man of the cloth was told to resign. Despite denial from a Pentagon spokesman, the reality of Chaplains in the field proves otherwise. After all, the Commander in Chief opposes any freedom of religion protections for chaplains or troops.
A recent incident involved military personnel identifying Christians and Jews as extremists or members of a hate group. A U.S. Army Instructor identified members of Christian and Jewish groups as extremists, equating them with al-Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan! Despite denials from the Pentagon that this was indeed Army policy, the mere fact that it was part of a lesson plan should raise flags. After all, the instructor was using training materials supplied by the US Army. Where the Army obtained them is another story. Maybe they were on sale by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
An Army Lt. Col. from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky sent an e-mail to subordinates warning that any Christian groups that oppose homosexuality are hate groups and to “look out” for troops that may support these groups. To quote the colonel, “they aren’t upholding Army values.” Really? Is this man’s Army no longer allowed to honor God and Country?
General George Washington was a religious man who wanted to side with divine providence. In order to ensure the Blessings of God, he required that the Army have Chaplains. Today, it appears that the military of General Dempsey–with advice from the gay and Muslim communities–is quietly trying to disband the Chaplain corps.
There is some very good news from Wisconsin. Republican Governor Scott Walker is winning his war with the state’s public employee unions.
When Walker stepped into the political ring to battle his state’s powerful government workers’ unions, no one gave him much chance of surviving, let alone winning. Walker’s efforts have been startling. He has succeeded beyond what anyone could have foreseen.
Wisconsin’s American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 40, has seen its members steadily jump over its plantation walls since Walker, backed by a thin but courageous Republican majority in the state’s legislature, voted to give workers the right to opt out of union membership.
When the law took effect, 31,730 union members were imprisoned in AFSCME’s clutches. They were being extorted for dues, which kept union thugs in a comfortable life style. At first, the newly freed slaves were a bit hesitant to run away even with the gates wide open; so only about 2,000 opted out.
Those was the “good old days” for the union because at the end of last year, its rolls had fallen to just 20,488. Since the first day of Walker’s law, 11,242 union victims have chosen to stop paying their extortionists.
Happily, this is nowhere near the best news from Wisconsin. A Wall Street Journal study confirmed that AFSCME’s statewide Badger State membership has fallen by an eye popping 34,073 in just two years. More than 46 % of AFSCME’s slaves have run off, taking their union dues with them!
Not surprisingly, Council 40’s expenditures have not been posted since February 2011 when it lost its fight with Walker and its members were freed of their chains. In true Marxist style, Council 40 has not bothered to update its official membership count either and still lists the same 29,777 members it had at the end of 2011.
What else can we expect? With rare exception, unions are run by either the Mafia or devout Marxists. Both lie and hide their true intentions. This union is no different except that it is melting away. They can lie and deny, but they can’t change the truth.
The hypocrisy of American academia centers on a craving for donated, capitalist dollars but with no caveats. The miserable state of university and college intellectual achievements runs parallel with the stream of leftist ideology that began back in the 60s, interestingly enough the years when the Bill Ayers/Weatherman group began its reign of in-country terror.
When philanthropist Thomas Klingenstein got the drift of how Bowdoin College President Barry Mills felt about the evils of conservatism, the wealthy realist took action. ”Diversity of ideas at all levels of the college is crucial for our credibility and for our educational mission,” he said as he commissioned the National Association of Scholars (NAS) to research the Maine colleges’ real diversity composition. “There’s the obsession with race, class, gender and sexuality as the essential forces of history and markers of political identity,” plus the dedication of sustainability of the planet to keep it safe from capitalism. And Klingenstein’s criticism of Bowdoin’s phony dedication to diversity proved correct as the NAS research showed the “college has no curricular requirements that center on the American founding or the history of the nation,” but only courses centered on race, class, gender, or sexuality.
The political imbalance of moving the academic world from one of a collegiate education into one of identity politics and liberal progressivism is ruining America’s very foundations and turning out generations of young people ill-equipped to run or to love the United States. How ironic that the alma mater of the great American author Nathaniel Hawthorne would turn away from honoring the greatness of the very country he said no longer needed to look to Europe for intellectual inspiration. Just consider the audacity of Northwestern University hiring Bernardine Dohrn for its law school to instruct in Family Law or the hiring by the University of Illinois (Chicago) of her husband Bill Ayers to teach much the same subject. Having authored his new progressive educational theories, Ayers initiated the Hyde Park salon that launched Barack Obama’s anti-capitalist, anti-American political career in order to fundamentally change this great nation. And that, they are doing. What kind of example is being given to students who take a course from a woman who, even though she received a law degree from the University of Chicago in l967, was refused admission to the NY Bar?
When the more balanced president of the University of Illinois saw fit not to grant Ayers the Emeritus distinction, the Illini faculty rose up in angst; and now this wise man has been replaced with a left-coast feminist who presided over this past spring’s Sex Week, which paid homage to the Big Orgasm!
Unless parents and big donors unite to stop what is going on across our nation in the name of what is called a university education, we can give up on America once again being called the world superpower. The millions of dollars in debt being carried around by students and their parents are pitiful ransoms of our country’s heritage, brave founders, and brilliant founding documents! The barely four or five conservative faculty members plus the 100% faculty donation to President Obama at Bowdoin College is a microcosm of America’s failed university system nationwide.
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During a recent Nevada Assembly Education Committee hearing, a liberal Democrat woman proudly announced she had an abortion when she was 16. In doing so, she reminded us that liberals are basically anti-social psychopaths.
A review of available literature shows that, as a group, liberal Democrats display a large number of personality traits found among those who have been clinically diagnosed as psychopaths.
While there are approximately 21 identified traits of a psychopath (and she might display even more of these benchmarks), Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores, who made that proclamation, is proudly devoid of regret over having murdered her baby through an induced abortion.
Flores’ actions and words suggest her personality includes the following dangerous traits as well.
Selfishness callous and remorseless:
Her recitation of the circumstances of her abortion make it clear that she cared nothing about the child she was carrying – the phrase liberals use of “unviable tissue mass” comes to mind.
Grandiose sense of self-worth:
Assemblywoman Flores apparently sees herself as an abortionist Joan of Arc encouraging other young women to murder their unplanned children as long as it furthers their own career goals.
Clearly, Ms. Flores, who is an attorney today (no surprise), has learned nothing about appropriate human emotions over the years. She is using her abortion history as a weapon to carve her way to the top in the very deep pool of liberal psychopaths in her party.
Give Flores credit; she does not hide behind a “youthful indiscretion” as the reason for her abortion. In her remarks, Flores said, “I had six other sisters, all of them became pregnant in their teens – all of them. One was 14 years old when she got pregnant with twins. That is what I had to learn from. I didn’t want to be like that (teen mom). I wanted to do better and I knew I couldn’t do that if I had a baby, just like everyone else [in my family]. My dad gave me the money and I went with a friend of mine [to have the abortion] and I will never forget that, having that done.”
She went on to say: “I don’t regret it. I don’t regret it because I am here (at the Legislature), making a difference, at least in my mind, (how self- important of her!) for the young ladies and letting them know their options. They can do things not to be in the situation I was in, to prevent it.”
Democrats keep telling us they are basically selfish low-life psychopaths; we just need to listen to them.
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In their haste to impose an historic affront to individual liberty, the authors of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) neglected to provide the federal bureaucracy with either the funding necessary to build ObamaCare exchanges within the various states OR the authority to award tax credits or impose penalties on the American public.
For when the ACA was written, it was foolishly believed by lawmakers that each of the 50 states would immediately take on the near-100 million dollar responsibility of completing an ObamaCare exchange within its borders—an exchange being the sales center without which no ObamaCare business may be transacted and no healthcare policies sold.
But today, a desperate Kathleen Sebelius and her Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have gone from depending on states to implement the Affordable Care Act to threatening those same states for dragging their feet and performing acts of outright rebellion against both the law and the Obama Regime itself.
And Sebelius’ fears are well founded, for the ACA makes it clear that only state-run exchanges may offer the tax credits that will make ObamaCare “affordable” to both individuals and businesses. And only state-run exchanges may impose penalties on business and fines on individuals for not obeying the letter of the law.
The long and the short of Sebelius’ problem is quite simple: no state-run exchanges, no ObamaCare! And as of today, some 30 states have refused to build an ObamaCare exchange, meaning the federal government will be forced to build 30 ObamaCare exchanges with no funding and impose fines and credits with no legal authority to do so.
Enter the Internal Revenue Service with a series of new rules intended to save the day and the Affordable Care Act. Of course, no one should really mind that the Department’s 73 page usurpation of congressional authority happens to be illegal.
For it seems the IRS decided to unilaterally re-make the Affordable Care Act by ignoring the wishes of lawmakers who wrote that only state-run exchanges may offer tax credits or impose penalties. According to the new IRS rules, federally-run exchanges will be permitted to do exactly the same things, even though that authority is NEVER mentioned in the law except as belonging to state-run exchanges!
As Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute and Case Western University Law Professor Jonathan Adler told the House Oversight Committee:
Contrary to the clear language of the statute and congressional intent, this [IRS] rule issues tax credits in health insurance “exchanges” established by the federal government. It thus triggers a $2,000-per-employee tax on employers and appropriates billions of dollars to private health insurance companies in states with a federal Exchange, also contrary to the clear language of the statute and congressional intent.
Already, lawsuits have been filed against the IRS for its clear misappropriation of congressional authority. And what will ObamaCare attorneys argue before the court? Perhaps something along the lines of: “Never mind what the law SAYS. Take our word for what we really MEANT it to say, especially now that things haven’t worked out the way we hoped.”
Should this obvious IRS attempt to overstep its authority be judged illegal, the Affordable Care Act will have to depend upon cowardly or corrupt Republican legislators and governors to save it from extinction.
Unfortunately, that’s not the longshot it should be.
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We should only get mail delivered on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Conservatives in the House should be drafting a bill concerning the number of taxpayer-funded vacations any future president gets (and a cap on costs over which the President is responsible.) Going to Camp David or their private home for extended times are fine, as they are considered “working vacations”. High priced hotels and lavish multiple, separate family vacations on the taxpayer dime must have some restrictions. Even the Royal Family in Britain has a set allowance. There is no reason our President’s (and other elected officials’ perks) should be unlimited or undefined.
No politician other than the president should receive any lifetime pension from the taxpayers above $100,000 a year.
A definition of the duties of the unelected first lady is due. A cap on their taxpayer-funded activities is long overdue. These women are not elected, and there is no oversight of their spending. Their husbands should be personally responsible for the cost of their hobbies, not the public. If first ladies wish to spend taxpayer monies, let them get elected to do so.
The American Psychiatric Association should be held accountable for the death and damage their illogical and dangerous decisions cause. Public school education has been sacrificed and destroyed by their PC “global self-esteem” BS.Very expensive experimental psychotropic drugs rewire the brain and create addicts who must keep taking the drug for the rest of their lives. Problems are not solved with a satisfied patient ending therapy. No, the drug companies and the venal frauds bilk the insurance companies for the overpriced medications you must take for the rest of your life.
With one exception, every mass shooting was perpetrated by someone on anti-depressants or some type of mood-altering psychotropic drugs.
American society as a whole has been severely damaged by the illogical assertion by the APA that homosexuality is a “normal” lifestyle, against all evidence to the contrary. Feeding into the fantasy world of these pitiable mentally ill people, we now stand at a point where this tiny minority (3.5%) is trying to convince the rest of the world, and forcibly indoctrinate our children (with the Progressive enemies of America in our Government helping them at every step) into accepting their delusional and dangerous lifestyle.
Churches and religious organizations should no longer recognize State marriage licenses. They should be free to marry anyone they choose, according to their beliefs; and it is none of the State’s business. It is the ultimate “Free Speech” and “Religious Freedom” issue and should be forced to the courts by the religious organizations. Regular business partnership agreements will cover the inheritance, visitation, and every other “right” now granted by the State recognition through the marriage contract. There should be no tax breaks for anyone based on whether or not they are married.
Our President’s (and, by extension, our) taxpayer-funded sponsorship of the terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is a direct and active threat against the UAE immediately, and the free world eventually.
On a personal note, we all face different obstacles and experiences in life. The death of a parent or loved one can quickly put all other matters into perspective. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words concerning my mom’s passing. They gave me the strength to reorganize and go on living…and get married!