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AAPS News March 2014 - Crown Jewels
AAPS News March 2014 - Crown Jewels
Volume 70, no. 3. Medicare and Medicaid have been called “America’s Crown Jewels.” The very phrase suggests the question of what kind of country has crown jewels: a republic, or a monarchy? And what is ObamaCare? Michele Bachmann (R-MN) calls it the “crown jewel of socialism.” Those who understand the principles see that an attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could also apply to Medicare and Medicaid. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) accuses Republicans of having fought Medicare since its inception. But one who successfully blocked it for years was Democrat Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means... read more
AAPS News February 2014 - Equality and Fairness
AAPS News February 2014 - Equality and Fairness
Volume 70, no. 2. Economic “disparity” and income inequality are set to be the Democrats’ defining issue of 2014. Obama referenced Pope Francis in a Dec 4 speech and plans to meet with him at the Vatican in March for an “inequality summit” (Guardian 1/23/14). “The president looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality,” said White House spokesman Jeb Carney. Poverty and citizens’ well-being are not, however, Obama’s main concern. During the 2008 election, Obama was asked whether he would favor a higher capital gains tax rate, even if it brought... read more
AAPS News January 2014 - Liar of the Year
Volume 70, no. 1 PolitiFact called the promise that “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan” the Lie of the Year. Is the Chief Executive the Liar in Chief—or should we consider other worthy candidates for a Time “Man of the Year” type award? Not accepting the “Obama fooled us” message, Paul Gottfried writes that Obama never pandered to or betrayed his base, or lied when it came to showing his ideology. His Leftist ideas have been an open book. “No one...voted for Obama who wasn’t a true believer or who wasn’t at least hoping... read more
AAPS News December 2013 - ObamaCare’s Ignoble Lies
Volume 69, no. 12 December 2013 In The Republic, Plato writes about the “Noble Lie”: “It is the business of the rulers of the city to tell lies, deceiving both its enemies and its own citizens for the benefit of the city.” Bob Woodward, on the Nov 18 Chris Wallace Show, commented that Obama was trying to do something good—providing insurance for 30 million uninsured. Woodward seemed to be forgiving a “Noble Lie,” thought Stanley Feld, M.D.—the only problem being its disastrous implementation. Plato’s justification was that the Philosopher King knows that the people are too ignorant to see the... read more
AAPS News Nov. 2013: Abort, Retry, Fail?
AAPS News Nov. 2013: Abort, Retry, Fail?
Volume 69, no. 11 November 2013. Reported experiences with the Oct 1 opening of the Obama health insurance Exchanges remind me of the critical error message in the primitive DOS computer operating system, white letters on the blue screen, often cited as an example of poor design of computer interfaces: “Abort, Retry, Fail?” AAPS Washington representative Charles Sauer (@MarketInstitute on Twitter) tells The Daily Ledger about his experience trying to sign up for a plan after his family’s policy was cancelled: http://youtu.be/1i15QW2t3uU. The Miami Herald reported on Oct 13 that persons who had successfully used the choked-up website to enroll... read more
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