- In character as “The Dictator”, he throws ashes on Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet
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Barack Obama Looks to Cut Military Healthcare (Tricare) But Not for Unionized Civilian Defense Workers
Barack Obama, “Union” Commander in Chief …
If anyone was still wondering which side of the fence that Obama stood on when it comes to the US military, they need look no farther than his proposed budget. Obama looks to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military, while while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits unchanged. Go figure.
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Barack Obama cut pay for military men and women serving in harm’s way starting this month. Nice, eh? One would think that of all individuals employed by the US government, the US military would be priority one.
This hardly seems FAIR Mr. President, since you are so fond of everything being such. I would also agree with the Lonely Conservative and her questioning of your admins priorities when it comes to healthcare.
Rasmussen: 55% Oppose Affirmative Action Policies for College Admissions as SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case
As the SCOTUS agreed to hear the case of colleges using affirmative action as part of college admissions, a recent Rasmussen poll shows that 55% of Americans oppose using such policies.Just a mere 24% are in favor of applying preferential treatment and affirmative action to college admissions.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters favor applying affirmative action policies to college admissions. Fifty-five percent (55%) oppose the use of such policies to determine who is admitted to colleges and universities. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Just last week the SCOTUS agreed to hear a case dealing with affirmative action and college admission.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the controversial case Fisher v. University of Texas. The case comes from Abigail Fisher, a white college student, who sued the University of Texas after she was denied admission.
The current standard of affirmative action usage in college admissions comes from the 2003 Supreme Court case Grutter v. Bollinger, discussed by the Ohio State Law Journal, which allows continued use of affirmative action as long as race is not a deciding factor and is only one of many factors in an applicant’s admission. Also noteworthy in the Grutter decision was the inclusion of a prediction that, while affirmative action was still necessary in 2003, it might no longer be valid in 25 years or so.
I believe that the Court should take this opportunity to hasten the end of affirmative action in college admissions and not wait an additional 16 years to let it expire.
More respect and class from the protesting LEFT …
Protesting Leftist pigs threw piss bombs at police during a protest in Denver, CO. Five protesters were arrested and face charges including criminal mischief. Although reports are stating that these protesters were not affiliated with the Occupy Denver folks, when was the last time your heard of the Right or the Tea Party throwing urine at police? Hmm?
Several protesters were arrested Saturday evening during a disruptive anti-police protest in downtown Denver.
According to Lt. Matt Murray of the Denver Police Department, at 7:30 p.m. close to 60-70 anarchist protesters started marching on 16th Street Mall.
The Mall Ride was forced to shut down as protesters allegedly threw urine-filled balloons, set off fireworks and sprayed painted several vehicles including an RTD bus.
Leftist Class personified!
Gee, who could not have seen this coming … Obamacare hurts President Barack Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.
Obamacare is a net negative for Barack Obama in battleground states in his 2012 reelection bid. Obama, Democrats and the MSM thought we would forget by now that they forced Obamacare down the throats on the American people. They were wrong. In battleground states like Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are all negatively impacted by Obamacare. What does this say about Obama’s signature legislation that so many are against it?
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a clear majority of registered voters call the bill’s passage “a bad thing” and support its repeal if a Republican wins the White House in November. Two years after he signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act— and as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about its constitutionality next month — the president has failed to convince most Americans that it was the right thing to do.
“Mandating that you have to buy the insurance rubs me the wrong way altogether,” says Fred Harrison, 62, a horse trainer from York County, Pa., who was among those surveyed and supports repeal even though he likes some provisions of the law. “It should be my own choice.”
Obamacare is an albatross for Obama. It won’t go away and will be a deciding factor for many on the fence voters in 2012. As reported at The Hill, Obama fading in head-to-head matchups with Romney, Santorum. When “We the People” look at the specifics of what Obama has done in his first term vs. what the MSM wants to spin Obama’s accomplishment as … there is no question as to the choice that America is headed in the wrong direction. Even worse for President Obama is the fact that Obamacare and the “individual mandate” will be reviewed by the SCOTUS prior to the 2012 election. A majority of Americans are in opposition to Obamacare. So what’s worse for Obama, the SCOTUS knocking down his legislation or the SCOTUS enraging “We the People” prior to the 2012 election and voting for the government take over of healthcare? When 72% of Americans think that Obamacare in Unconstitutional, Barack Obama and the Democrats, you have a real problem. Its a lose-lose for Obama.
It’s not just Obama who will have to explain Obamacare in 2012 … many Democrat US Senators will also need to justify their vote and going against the will of the American people.