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12/17/2013
Boehner’s Outburst Fuels GOP Civil War
CATEGORY: Politics

With his rant against conservative advocacy groups for their opposition to the budget deal, John Boehner has burnished his credentials as the worst Speaker of the House — and Republican leader — in the memory of living men.

His party in the throes of a bitter conflict between establishment Republicans and right wing Tea Partyers, the speaker flew off the handle and bitterly criticized groups like Heritage Action and FreedomWorks for threatening GOP lawmakers who voted for the Murray-Ryan budget pact.

“They’re using our members, and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous!” Boehner told reporters after a meeting of the GOP caucus. “Listen if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement,” Boehner added.

One might ask how long Boehner has been in Washington if he wasn’t aware that this is exactly what special interests groups do; they use anyone and anything to advance their goals. What does he expect from groups that rely on donations for survival? One might also inquire from which planet Mr. Boehner has alighted if he can say with a straight face “[I]f you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement.” They certainly have an entirely different idea of mathematics on Boehner’s home world if he thinks that adding $63 billion in total discretionary spending in the next two years represents support for “deficit reduction.”

This is how Democrats spin raising federal spending, not Republicans.

Boehner went even farther in his criticism, accusing some conservative groups of

“You mean the groups who came out and opposed this before they even saw it,” Boehner asked, interrupting a reporter who started to ask about the criticism from conservative groups.

As expected, the conservative groups targeted in Boehner’s rant struck back — hard.

Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks:

“Speaker Boehner’s real problem here isn’t with conservative groups like FreedomWorks, it’s with millions of individual Americans who vote Republican because they were told the GOP was the party of small government and fiscal responsibility.

“Once again Republicans, led by John Boehner, are working with Democrats to increase spending yet again on the taxpayers’ tab while promising ‘savings’ down the road. We know how this movie ends. How can leadership credibly promise spending cuts later, after agreeing to a plan that rolls back the sequester savings promised two debt increases ago? There’s a predictable pattern here.”

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola:

“We stand with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Tom Coburn, Rand Paul, members of the Republican Study Committee and every other fiscal conservative who opposes the Ryan-Murray deal,” Chocola said. “After carefully reviewing the budget deal, on which we never commented until it was complete, we determined that it would increase the size of government. We support pro-growth proposals when they are considered by Congress. In our evaluation, this isn’t one of those.”

No doubt the speaker is frustrated with the constant naysaying from outside groups and Tea Party types in Congress. But does a good leader come out and publicly chastise those in opposition or does he seek to calm the situation and work to unify the party? At the very least, Boehner should have kept his mouth shut rather than pour gasoline on a fire already raging out of control in the grassroots.

The speaker has made himself a toxic asset. By setting off well funded, ideologically rigid groups like Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity, even members inclined to vote with him on the budget deal might think twice if it means being challenged in a primary — the result of payback for Boehners’ ill-tempered criticism.

As for the deal itself, Michael Needhan of Heritage Action points up its shortcomings in a USA Today Op-Ed and concludes with this:

What the deal really demonstrates, however, is the continued power of the third party in Washington — appropriators. These members, some Democrat and others Republican, forced the Party of Reagan to throw away spending cuts that could have been used as leverage for serious entitlement reforms or simply kept as savings for the hard-working American taxpayer.

Some are heralding the agreement as an indication politicians can put aside their petty differences and achieve something. In the coming days, members of Congress will have to explain to their constituents what exactly they achieved by increasing spending, increasing fees and offering up another round of promises waiting to be broken. That will be a tough sell back home.

Even pragmatists are going to have to swallow hard to vote for this deal. While some of the sequester is kept intact, as Needham points out, there isn’t much left to bargain with when the debt ceiling vote comes up early next year. In exchange for an up-front increase in defense spending, conservatives are being asked once again to trust that Congress — no matter who runs it — will follow through with deficit reduction in the out-years of the budget. In case you haven’t been paying attention, they have yet to do so. Why should they? There is no mechanism in place to force the issue.

The sequester didn’t bite very hard the first year it was in effect — at least it didn’t bite too many people who would make a big stink about it. But this year, the military especially would have felt the sting and the across the board nature of the cuts would have meant actual layoffs and furloughs at many agencies and departments. Since Democrats were never going to agree to sensible budget cuts, seeing the draconian nature of the sequester as their ally, an accommodation was made so that a deal could be reached.

It could have been better. It should have been better. But there are probably going to be enough Republicans who see the strategic necessity of taking a budget war off the table so that the focus remains on the continuing failure of Obamacare. That’s the GOP’s path to glory in 2014 and, like it or not, party leaders have made a tactical retreat on deficit reduction so that the Obamacare meltdown remains the number one issue facing the American people.

The right wing of the GOP is going to oppose this deal — they may even scuttle it thanks to Boehner’s disastrous leadership. It certainly wouldn’t be the worst thing for that to occur, but another government shutdown wouldn’t aid Republicans in their quest to hold the House and take the Senate in 2014.

By: Rick Moran at 6:01 pm | Permalink | Comments & Trackbacks (1)

12/11/2013
Obamacare and the Facilitation of Criminal Activity
CATEGORY: Politics

Suppose there was a company that deliberately designed a website with big enough holes in security through which you could drive a semi. Further suppose that the company then launched a billion dollar ad blitz luring customers to that site. The CEO of the company went on national TV touting the benefits of the website and urged people to use it.

Later, when the security flaws were exposed by identity thieves and hackers who proceeded to steal the personal information of users, wouldn’t that company be liable for any losses suffered by consumers? Perhaps some enterprising prosecutor could even charge principles in the company with criminal facilitation, given the deliberate design flaws that resulted in the security breach.

Yes, we’re talking about healthcare.gov and the jaw-dropping evidence that has come to light that the website was constructed without security being built into it.

CNBC:

“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”

Even more incredibly, not only is the administration denying there’s much of a problem, the president himself is leading the effort to lure the marks right into the tender clutches of the thieves and hackers circling the website like vultures as this is being written:

Now that the website is working for the vast majority of people, we need to make sure that folks refocus on what’s at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your families to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month, potentially.

So we just need people to — now that we are getting the technology fixed — we need you to go back, take a look at what’s actually going on, because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. And maybe it won’t make a difference right now if you’re feeling healthy, but I promise you, if somebody in your family — heaven forbid — gets sick, you’ll see the difference. And it will make all the difference for you and your families.

The hackers can read too. You’ve got to assume they’ve been perusing the same stuff we’ve been reading about the “limitless” security problems with healthcare.gov. How long do you think it will be before we have our first major hack of the website? Or one of the state exchanges?

And do you think the administration will inform us if one occurs?

It may well be open season on insurance consumers if they use the healthcare.gov website, but it will also be open season on taxpayers because the IRS has failed to design a system that will be able to detect fraudulent attempts to game the subsidy regime by cheats who will try to receive benefits for which they are ineligible.

In effect, the IRS is putting us on an honor system where we are all supposed to accurately report our income. It is an open-ended invitation to fraud, as the Treasury inspector general for tax administration points out in a report issued Tuesday:

“The IRS’ existing fraud detection system may not be capable of identifying (Affordable Care Act) refund fraud or schemes prior to the issuance of tax return refunds,” said the report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. “The IRS reported that the long-term limitations of its existing fraud detection system include its inability to keep pace with increasing levels of fraud,” the report said.

Less of a problem but still a potential fraudster’s dream will be the lack of reporting by companies in group plans who already offer their employees “affordable” coverage. Because of the delay in the employer mandate, companies won’t be telling the IRS what kind of plans they are offering their employees. An enterprising cheat could drop his “qualifying” employer-sponsored coverage, choose a plan via the exchange, receive a subsidy making his premium dirt cheap, and because the IRS has no clue that his employer was sponsoring a “qualified” plan, he would get away with bilking the taxpayer.

Rather than actually address the potential for fraud, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel put on his happy face and told us the IRS has mastered basic arithmetic and can accurately figure taxpayer subsidies:

“The IRS has a strong, effective system in place for administering the Premium Tax Credit,” Werfel said. “We have a proven track record of safely and securely transmitting federal tax information, and we have a robust and secure process in place to deliver this important credit for taxpayers.”

Mr Werfel should also know that the IRS has a proven track record of failing miserably to scotch fraud when dispensing tax credits:

“Refundable credits are fraught with fraud peril,” Robert Kerr, senior director of government relations at the National Association of Enrolled Agents, said in an email.

“Lots of money goes out the door, and IRS generally cannot determine in advance whether the taxpayer is truly eligible.”

Inviting hackers and identity thieves to ply their trade by deliberately ignoring key security issues for the website while also holding the door open for fraud and abuse at the IRS is nothing less than aiding and abetting criminals in the commission of their crimes. These are not honest mistakes, or even simple bureaucratic blunders. The political imperatives of rushing to get the healthcare.gov site online without adequate attention to built-in security and the usual carelessness we get from the IRS when it comes to guarding the taxpayer’s cash is a disaster-in-waiting.

The administration is midwife to a potential crime wave for which nobody appears to be accountable.

By: Rick Moran at 6:01 pm | Permalink | Comments & Trackbacks (1)

12/10/2013
RINO Hour of Power: Political Potpourri

Join us for another brilliant episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and special co-host Rich Baehr of the American Thinker.

Obamacare, the pending budget deal, the GOP civil war - lots of interesting stuff making news today. To take it all in and give you top flight analysis of what it all means, we’ll be joined by PJ Media editor Bryan Preston

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12/3/2013
RINO Hour of Power: The GOP’s Obamacare Conundrum

Join us for another tweaked episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Jazz Shaw.

Despite claiims from the administration, the healthcare.gov website still appears to be experiencing problems for many users. But as Republicans seem to be celebrating the massive problems with Obamacare’s rollout, they may face a huge conundrum in 2017 if a Republican president takes office.

What should be done with this turkey?

You can’t just repeal the whole thing. You’d throw millions of people off their insurance and create chaos in the market. The GOP must come to the realization that being in power means being responsible. And that means having alternatives to many of Obamacare’s features while recognizing that some aspects of the law must be maintained.

We’ll discuss this and other issues with the Obamacare rollout with Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller.

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11/26/2013
RINO Hour of Power: Iran Agreement: Munich or a ‘Good Beginning’?

Join us for another slam-bang episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and special col-host Jeff Kropf.

The president refers to the nuclear agreement with Iran as a “good beginning.” Some pundits liken it to Munich, the supreme metaphor for appeasement. What exactly did Iran give up to get some of the sanctions lifted?

We’ll ask international relations expert, Belmont Club’s Richard Fernandez.

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11/19/2013
RINO Hour of Power: Obama’s Gettysburg Snub

Join us for another historic episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and special guest host Fausta Wertz.

President Obama declined an invitation to speak at the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Was it because of the problems with the rollout of the ACA? And what’s ahead for the president’s health care initiative?

We’ll ask Bridget Johnson, PJ Media’s Washington correspondent about that, as well as discuss other events making news today.

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11/18/2013
Should Republicans Help Democrats Fix Obamacare?
CATEGORY: Politics

If the argument over Obamacare could be confined to the political arena, it would be a no brainer to say that Republicans should sit back and watch the Democrats stew in their own juices as the law imploded.

But we are far past the point of simple politics. The rollout of Obamacare has thrown the United States into an unprecedented crisis. Unprecedented because it has been caused by the monumental hubris of the Democratic party who actually believed they could legislate reform for one sixth of the US economy without ghastly unanticipated consequences. And the crisis is unprecedented because there is no similar case on record where the towering incompetence of a president and his administration has led the country into an inferno that we will be lucky to emerge from with only singed fingers.

Yes, a crisis my Democratic friends. It’s a crisis that threatens individuals, families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. No doubt, there are some Americans benefiting from Obamacare. The expansion of Medicaid is going to give minimal health care to people who had none before. Some Americans are going to see a reduction in their health insurance premiums thanks to the generous subsidies being offered. And the chronically ill won’t have to pay any more for insurance than anyone else and they can’t be turned down.

These are positives, although at what cost to the treasury and the health care industry is one of those “unanticipated consequences” that Obamacare is unfortunately becoming famous for. And it’s absurd to think we needed a 2,000 page bill that has tossed the health care industry on its head to realize those gains.

The crisis in Obamacare’s rollout is a snowball going downhill as each successive problem leads to more consequences that breed additional problems. For example, Obamacare mandates have caused cancelled policies for millions of people — tens of millions more when the employer mandate looms next fall. Those who got their insurance company “Dear John” letter were being told to log on to the exchanges in order to purchase new plans that would meet Obamacare’s strict specifications.

But they can’t do that now. The federal hub is down for the count and despite assurances it will be operational by the end of this month, Jim Geraghty reports that the geeks who are involved with the fixes don’t think they’ll even be close to ready on November 30:

Software engineers and tech analysts scrambling to fix HealthCare.gov are discovering new problems by the day, as early fixes take hold and users are able to navigate more deeply into the troubled online application process, administration officials said Thursday.

“We are seeing volume go further down the application. What that means is we are identifying new issues,” said Julie Bataille, communications director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency overseeing the site improvement.

“As volume is exposed to the system, we are identifying new issues, adding them to the punch list and working through them,” she said.

It’s not only the website. The information and calculations coming from the exchanges may be wildly inaccurate.

About 8,000 Washington residents will soon receive letters informing them that the price they are expecting to pay for health insurance purchased on the new online exchange marketplace is incorrect.

The letters are part of an effort by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates the exchange, to correct a major error that resulted in the miscalculation of tax credits that help qualified enrollees pay for insurance premiums.

The exchange identified the root cause of the miscalculation in late October — by the third week of open enrollment on the exchange website, called Washington Healthplanfinder. The exchange went public about the errors Oct. 25.

To compound the problem even further, the well known security problems with the site are even worse than anyone could have dreamed:

CBS News has learned that the project manager in charge of building the federal health care website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in the website’s security. Those failures could lead to identity theft among buying insurance. The project manager testified to congressional investigators behind closed doors, but CBS News has obtained the first look at a partial transcript of his testimony.

Henry Chao, HealthCare.gov’s chief project manager at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee in advance of this week’s hearing. In excerpts CBS News has obtained, Chao was asked about a memo that outlined important security risks discovered in the insurance system.

Chao said he was unaware of a Sept. 3 government memo written by another senior official at CMS. It found two high-risk issues, which are redacted for security reasons. The memo said “the threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless.” The memo shows CMS gave deadlines of mid-2014 and early 2015 to address them.

But Chao testified he’d been told the opposite.

We last heard from Mr. Chao back in March when he expressed the hope that navigating on the exchange wouldn’t become a “third world experience.” At this point, it would be gigantic step upward if that worry would become reality.

Now, he is being lied to by his own people about the “limitless” security risks on healthcare.gov. What does it say about an administration who is deliberately encouraging people to use a website where the chances appear excellent that their personal information will be hacked? Lambs to the slaughter.

An inoperative, glaringly unsecured, inaccurate website that millions of people need to access to continue carrying health insurance is a crisis. The radical rise in costs for millions is a crisis. A law that won’t allow cancer patients to continue to see the doctors who are keeping them alive is a crisis. A cynical lie told to people that they could keep their insurance if they liked it has led to a crisis in presidential credibility that perhaps only Nixonian lies about Watergate exceeds.

It would be wonderful for Republican prospects in 2014 to ignore all of this, stand on a soap box and rail against the villains who brought this crisis upon us. It would also be grossly irresponsible.  Some Republicans appear to be resisting that temptation and are trying to work with Democrats to pass some Obamacare “fixes” that would deal with, at least, some of the problems that have created the crisis.

There are bills in both houses of Congress that would delay the individual mandate for a year. This is a band aid that, at the moment, doesn’t have much of a chance. But the closer we get to January 1, 2014 without a working website, the chances will improve.

The most popular bill introduced to date and the one with a good chance of success of  being passed by both the House and the Senate is the “Keep Your Plan Act.” Introduced by Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, the bill authorizes insurance companies to offer plans to consumers that have already been cancelled or are scheduled to be cancelled. The bill has more than 100 co-sponsors, including a Rep. John Barrow of Georgia, a Democrat. There are probably a baker’s dozen of  Democrats — mostly vulnerable freshmen — who are likely to vote for the bill.

The Senate version, introduced by Ron Johnson,  is slightly different than Upton’s bill:

The House and Senate bills differ, with Upton’s legislation taking a broader swipe at the law. It would allow all plans that existed on the individual market on January 1, 2013, to stay in effect through 2014, but also would go a step further, giving everybody — not just those who had the plans previously — the opportunity to purchase them. The Johnson bill, by contrast, would merely allow individuals to keep, in perpetuity, plans they had at any point between the enactment of Obamacare and December 31, 2013.

What began as a mild tweak at President Obama when the Upton bill was introduced the last week in October, scoring him on his broken promise, has become a genuine effort to give relief to millions of Americans. And despite White House opposition, some form of the bill may pass both chambers. The House will vote on Upton’s bill on Friday. No vote is scheduled yet in the Senate on Johnson’s bill but several vulnerable Democrats have introduced their own measures to make the president keep his promise. Whether Harry Reid will stand in the way of the bill depends on how vigorously the White House will oppose the measure.

But the Upton-Johnson bills have major flaws, according to the insurance industry. First, the bills do not compel the insurance companies to continue to offer the plans, it only authorizes them to do so. Second, the actuarial models that Obamacare is dependent upon would be radically skewed if millions of healthy people holding individual insurance policies were able to keep them, thus allowing them to remain outside the insurance marketplace.

And there are other gripes from insurance companies:

Zirkelbach of AHIP pointed to two other concerns insurers have with the Upton bill. The first is that insurance is heavily regulated on the state level, so federal permission wouldn’t necessarily be enough to allow plans to continue. Second, he noted that some insurance policies have already been canceled or replaced based on existing laws and regulations. “The question is, could those policies be opened back up?” he said. “And how long would that take, how would states respond and what impact would that have?”

There’s also the view that insurance plans will ultimately have to offer a basic standard of coverage, as Obamacare intended, and it makes little sense to delay the inevitable.

The “Keep Your Plan Act” doesn’t sound like much of a fix after all. Millions would still lose their coverage and matters may even be made worse by the confusion.

Is it time for Republicans to dust off the “repeal and replace” option and work to sub out most of the Obamacare legislation? The three years that the Affordable Care Act has been in existence, it has spread its tentacles throughout the government and the health care industry. Thousands of pages of rules have been written. States have voted and governors have accepted Medicaid expansion. Insurance companies have radically altered their policies and ways of doing business to comply with the law. Big Pharma, doctors, hospitals, all manner of health care providers — all have geared up and made the changes necessary to comply with the law. Ripping out Obamacare when it is this heavily entrenched would do far more damage to the health care system than the law itself has already caused.

There are fixes beyond delaying the mandate and allowing people to keep their insurance. But to make it happen, the GOP is going to have to partner with like-minded Democrats to bring about truly bi-partisan reform. If the crisis continues to get worse — and there is nothing that we’ve seen to contradict that notion — the pressure on Democrats to agree to reforms will continue to grow.

The political risk to Republicans of staying on the sidelines while the country burns are just as great as the risk to Democrats of doing nothing. People are angry, frightened, and confused. It’s time to show the voters that the Republican party is worthy of governing by acting responsibly in the face of a serious crisis not of their own making. Voters aren’t stupid. They will know who to blame for this fiasco.

And they’ll also know who to punish if the GOP obstructionists get their way and prevent the Congress from trying to fix this mess.

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11/12/2013
RINO Hour of Power: Should Republicans Help the Democrats Fix Obamacare?

Join us again for another somewhat non-partisan episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host RIck Moran and special co-host tonight Rich Baehr of the American Thinker.

The rollout of Obamacare has thrown the United States into an unprecedented crisis. Unprecedented because it has been caused by the monumental hubris of the Democratic party who actually believed they could legislate reform for one sixth of the US economy without ghastly unanticipated consequences. And the crisis is unprecedented because there is no similar case on record where the towering incompetence of a president and his administration has led the country into a morass that we will be lucky to emerge from with only singed fingers.

Yes, a crisis my Democratic friends. It’s a crisis that threatens individuals, families, businesses and the economy as a whole. And joining us to discuss whether the GOP should cooperate in saving a law they voted 40 times to repeal will be Bill Straub, Washington correspondent for PJ Media.

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11/11/2013
Military History Quiz by Victor Davis Hanson
CATEGORY: General

If you think you know something of history, this quiz, based on the latest book by VDH, The Savior Generals, can be fun and challenging.

The quiz is part of PJ Media’s latest project, the Freedom Academy. I’m a member of the literary panel for the academy, along with authors and web personalities like Andrew McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lowry and others. Here’s the info about the book club.

Here are a couple of questions from the quiz:

How did Themistocles Die? (10 points)
Of old age in Athens
Killed gallantly the next year at the Battle of Plataea
Committed suicide while working for the Persians
We have no information of what happened to him

Who were the Americans actually fighting in Korea? (10 points)
North Korean communist forces
Red Chinese soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army
Russian military advisors
All of the above

Whom did Sherman consider his most gifted colleague? (10 points)
Gen. Henry Halleck
Secretary of War Stanton
General U.S. Grant
General George Thomas

Not easy, eh? Be prepared for some brain teasers from the professor.

By the way, your going to want to become a premium member of the Freedom Academy if only to have access to Dr. Hanson’s 4 hour series of lectures on Western Civilization. There are also series of programs on the Federalist Papers, and a series on the creation of the US Constitution.

Take the quiz here.

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11/5/2013
RINO Hour of Power: When a Lie Isn’t a Lie

Join us for the next God’s Honest Truth episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and special co-host Jazz Shaw.

President Obama and the Democrats are beginning to push back against the notion that the president lied when he told Americans they could keep their insurance policies if they liked them. The president himself now says he never said that - despite at least 29 instances of him uttering the promise on video.

When is a lie a lie? It appears to depend on who is lying and who is reporting on whether it’s a lie or not.

We’ll discuss the Democrat’s efforts to alter the narrative with JR Dunn, associate editor at American Thinker. We’ll also look at the various races being decided on this off year election day.

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