James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Donald Taylor, the president of Unite-Here, penned a letter to the president explaining to him that Obamacare is set to destroy the unionized middle class.
That is really what they said.
Boy times have changed. Guess maybe we actually should have read the legislation before we passed it huh?
If the Teamsters are coming out against Obamacare along with many other unions, and employers are coming out against Obamacare, and religious organizations which provide healthcare to the poor are coming out against Obamacare, and doctors from Alaska to Florida are leaving the profession because of Obamacare, and even the Congress people who voted for Obamcare are coming out against Obamacare, maybe it’s time we got rid of Obamcare. Read The Full Story
Aides to Sen. Rand Paul said the Kentucky Republican's participation in Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign ad should not be construed as an endorsement for a third term in the Senate.
Paul, a tea party favorite who praises Alexander in the Volunteer State Republican's statewide ads, said through a spokesman his remarks should be viewed in a very narrow context.
"The footage that Sen. Alexander's campaign is using is from a public press conference in regards to a bill they both cosponsored," spokesman Sergio Gor said. "At this time Senator Paul has not made an endorsement in this race."
Viewed in a broader light, Paul's actions belie his statement in the ad that "Nobody wants to say no to Lamar Alexander.
In fact, Paul opposed Alexander on three recent, high-profile votes: the "fiscal cliff" measure, an Internet sales tax bill and immigration reform. Read The Full Story
Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit
When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.
In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front -- forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign.
Florida's 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately, including Miami-Dade's Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Read The Full Story
I remember from two years ago the charges leveled at Tennessee’s Senator Bob Corker. One of his opponents claimed that Corker voted with President Obama 60% of the time. Despite making this claim over and over, I never did find any evidence they presented which could be independently verified or, at least, evaluated for validity of conclusion.
The John Birch Society publishes an annual report, The Freedom Index, on how constitutional the votes are for federal officials. They’ve been doing this for over 25 years. I have enjoyed their reports and even wrote about it back in 2011 in the run-up to the elections. Around a dozen or so key votes are identified for each year, with constitutional implications, and the votes of all members of the US House and Senate are tallied and rated as to whether or not they are in line with the US Constitution or not. Read The Full Story