Washington’s War on Millennials

By Jared Meyer Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and achieving success will be more difficult for these so-called Millennials than it was for young people in the past. This is because politicians … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Employment, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Liberalism, Life, Obamacare, Right-to-Work | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Revisiting Republican Congressional Campaign Commitments (2nd Edition)

This in an update to a column I wrote in April of this year. The italics reflect the previous column while the updates are in regular type: During the 2014 congressional campaigns the Republicans told us that if we would … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, GOP, Government reform, Hillary Clinton, Illegal Immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Taxes | 7 Comments

Oregon and other states to pay dearly for ‘Affordable’ health care

by Sen. Doug Whitsett We are now more than six years into the presidency of Barack Obama. The products of his signature redistribution-of-wealth programs are becoming all too apparent, with devastating consequences for states like Oregon that rushed to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon Health Authority, State Budget | 14 Comments

Dodd-Frank: Solving the Wrong Problem

The past week marks the five-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act allegedly designed to protect against another financial calamity like the precursor to the 2008 market collapse and the attendant Bush-Obama recession that for many continues today – seven years … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bailout, Congress, Economy, Government corruption, Obamacare, President Obama | 7 Comments

Oregon’s increasing Medicaid cost

by NW Spotlight A column in the Statesman Journal back in May noted “One in four Oregonians is on Medicaid, the government health care payment system for the poor. That does not include older Oregonians who are on Medicare.” Who’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, State Budget | 11 Comments

Over one million Oregonians will be harmed by today’s Supreme Court ObamaCare decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decision today in the King v. Burwell case is a sad reminder that the President of the United States and his Administration can arbitrarily interpret laws passed by Congress to suit their own purposes. In this … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:28 | Posted in Congress, Cover Oregon, Federal Government, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, U.S. Supreme Court | 20 Comments

The Difference Between Educated and Accomplished

Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) marshalling all of the noblesse oblige elitism of the progressive movement criticized Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) for not having graduated from college. MRC Newsbusters reported on February 12, 2015: “What a snob! On today’s Morning … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, Foreign Relations, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama | 17 Comments

Oregon facing $3 billion budget crisis next biennium (2017-19)?

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) The big news this week was the revenue forecast, which is up an additional $463 million. This means there is an additional $1.75 billion in this budget cycle. On the front end we should keep … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:49 | Posted in Government Spending, Obamacare, OR 78th Legislative Session, PERS, State Budget | 9 Comments

Are ObamaCare’s Insurance Subsidies Legal?

By Kathryn Hickok Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not have the authority to circumvent … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Meet “The Man Who Could Bring Down ObamaCare”

Would you like to meet the man the media says could bring down ObamaCare? You’ll have that opportunity next Thursday evening, February 26, when Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute speaks in Portland. Cannon is an architect of the legal strategy … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Obamacare, Progressivism | Tagged , , , , | 351 Comments

The Petition to Request President Barack Obama to Resign

For the past several months my columns have detailed the damaging activities of President Barack Obama during his presidency and have stated that he is unfit to serve in the high office of President of the United States. At the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Benghazi, Ethics, Foreign Relations, Iran, Israel, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Scandals, Transparency | 403 Comments

Void and Resubmit Obamacare

This article is not about the content of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or even the efficacy of government supervised universal healthcare. It is about the process used by President Barack Obama and his supporters in Congress to affect the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Abuse, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama | 11 Comments

Can President Obama Negotiate with the Republicans?

Almost immediately after witnessing the crushing defeat suffered by President Barack Obama in last week’s congressional elections, the political pundits began to ask how Mr. Obama might bargain with the newly elected Republican majority in both houses of Congress. Let … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Congress, Leadership, Liberalism, Obamacare, President Obama | 27 Comments

Dems lying about their cuts to Medicare again

by NW Spotlight Grover Norquist has a good Huffington Post column this week on how Democrats are trying to scare voters again that Republicans want to destroy Medicare. Norquist points out the irony of this lie by Democrats: “The irony … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Obamacare | 268 Comments

American Prestige in Decline

American Prestige in Decline What a mess! As the prestige of America declines conflicts in all parts of the world accelerate. Russia is threatening an actual – as opposed to a proxy – invasion of the Ukraine. The entire Middle … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Israel, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Terrorism | 3 Comments

Obamacare: More flaws now that we’re finding out what’s in it

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was debated throughout much of 2009 and eventually enacted on a party line vote of Congress. The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. During the national … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 50 Comments

Oregon’s Dismal Employment Picture Isn’t Gov. Kitzhaber Fault – Just Ask Him

  Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to be re-elected again – for the fourth time. At the end of his second term he deemed Oregon “ungovernable” which is liberal newspeak for “it’s not my fault that I failed.” After eight years … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Jobs, Leadership, Obamacare, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 425 Comments

Gov. Kitzhaber trying to shift responsibility for Cover Oregon

by Rep. Dennis Richardson Recently in the Oregon Capitol I joined the Joint Committee on Legislative Audits, Information Management and Technology for a report on Cover Oregon.  The key speaker of the hearing was Governor John Kitzhaber.  Kitzhaber testified that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare, Oregon Health Authority | 19 Comments

How Jefferson Explained the Constitution to Louisiana Nuns

By Kathryn Hickok This week in 1804, Thomas Jefferson wrote to an Ursuline nun in New Orleans, who had asked him to clarify her religious community’s rights under U.S. law after the Louisiana Purchase. President Jefferson assured her that the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Obamacare, Religion | Tagged , , , | 250 Comments

Cover Oregon: Out of the Frying Pan…

Recently, after wasting more than $200 million in federal cash, Cover Oregon’s Board voted to pull the plug on Oregon’s failed ObamaCare health insurance exchange and go with the federal exchange technology as the “core” of its system. The first open enrollment period for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Obamacare | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

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