Obama Administration Reverses Decision, Obama Allows Morning-after Plan B Contraception pills To Be Purchased by Girls of any Age
ARE YOU KIDDING ME …
Obama administration reverses position and now allows individuals of any age, yes no age limitation, to purchase Morning-after Plan B contraception pills with no prescription. Obama’s Justice Department has decided to drop their appeal . WTF!!! So let’s get this correct, I have to supply ID and a driver’s license when purchasing Sudafed and children need a parents note to take aspirin and Tylenol in school, but some how individuals of any age with no prescription can now buy the Morning after Plan B contraception pill. Seriously, what happened to the country I grew up in? What a sick, sick world we live in where it is easier to get birth control for a 10 year old girl without any doctor’s prescription or parental consent, but we arrest and suspend 10 year old boys who bring a plastic toy gun to school. All in the name of radical feminists for women’s “health and equity.” No, you just made it easier for little girls to be abused and forced into sexual situations. Who finds it comical that you can get birth control with no age limit, but need to be 21 to legally drink alcohol?
How typical of Obama, on one hand he claims he is against it, and then on the other he has his Justice Department stop the appeal that would prevent 10 year old girls from having free access to birth control. What a joke, I guess Obama will say he just learned about this too, when the media reported it Monday.
The Obama administration will stop trying to limit sales of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women of all ages without a prescription.
The US justice department said in a letter on Monday that it planned to comply with a court’s ruling to allow unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step and that it would withdraw its appeal on the matter.
The move is the latest in a lengthy legal fight over the morning-after pill, which was until recently only available without a prescription to women 17 and older who presented proof of age at a pharmacist’s counter.
Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against the FDA said the limit unfairly kept women and girls from accessing the drug, which is most effective when taken within 72 hours of intercourse.
From The Hill: Obama administration will approve ‘Plan B’ pill for women and girls of all ages.
Obama had previously said he was uncomfortable with removing all age restrictions on the sale of the so-called “morning after pill.” He said over a year ago that “as the father of two daughters,” he supported his Health secretary’s decision to block over-the-counter sales for younger teens. But a federal judge excoriated the administration’s defense of age limits on the pill, calling it a nakedly political decision divorced from science.
The administration’s sudden reversal came after the Food and Drug Administration had sought to block the judge’s order requiring it to make Plan B available without a prescription to women and girls of all ages.
IRS Says Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family … Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Know If They Will Insure Under Obamacare
Welcome to the Barack Obama Health “UN”affordability Act of 2010 …
Free health care eh? I guess Nancy Pelosi was correct when she said, ”We Have to Pass Our Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It.” From CNS News, now we learn that the cheapest Obamacare plan will cost $20,000 per family. And guess who comes after you and tracks whether you have purchased the mandatory insurance, the IRS, that same organization that has shown all of America that they cannot be trusted.
In the examples, the IRS assumes that families of five who are uninsured would need to pay an average of $20,000 per year to purchase a Bronze plan in 2016.
Using the conditions laid out in the regulations, the IRS calculates that a family earning $120,000 per year that did not buy insurance would need to pay a “penalty” (a word the IRS still uses despite the Supreme Court ruling that it is in fact a “tax”) of $2,400 in 2016.
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.
The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.
The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.
From CNBC News, Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Know If They Will Insure Under Obamacare
There’s no assurance folks will be buying insurance under Obamacare, and that could spell trouble for the Affordable Care Act.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans who currently lack health insurance don’t know yet if they will purchase that coverage by the Jan. 1 deadline set by the ACA, a new survey revealed Monday.
And less than half of those in the survey released by InsuranceQuotes.com think they’ll get better health care after Obamacare takes full effect. Nearly 50 percent believe the ACA will make it more difficult for them to get tests and procedures done in a timely manner, according to the phone survey of 1,001 adult Americans conducted in early May.
And a whopping 68 percent of low-income Americans aren’t sure they qualify for tax credits that would subsidize their purchase of health insurance—despite they fact that they almost invariably will qualify, the survey found. That population is most likely to benefit from government subsidies under the health-care reform law.
HARRIS POLL … Only a Third of US Adults Qualify as Very Happy … Minorities Show Particularly Pronounced Declines in the Past Two Years
Hey minorities, how’s that “Hopey-Changey” thing working out for ya?
Even though minorities have voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama and Democrats, their quality of “happiness” has declined in the past two years. In the 2012 election, 93% of blacks and 71% of Latinos voted for Barack Obama, yet they are more unhappy now than in 2011. Don’t ask for things, they might come true. This is what happens when you sell your souls to one party and they know you are a sure vote. When will minorities understand that Obama and Democrats just make campaign promises and then one they have been elected, forget anything that was promised. Black and Hispanic unemployment is among the hardest hit by the failed Obama economy. But I thought Obama was going to fix all your problems and make the ills of society go away?
2008 – I don’t have to worry about putting gas in my car or worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he’ll help me … LOL, wanna bet?
Maybe if minorities stopped voting for Democrats and actually saw what the other party could offer them, maybe they might be more happy. But sorry, hard to feel any sympathy of folks who vote in lock-step for one party and then complain that they are still unhappy.
A Harris Poll of 2,345 U.S. adults surveyed online April 10-15 by Harris Interactive found certain groups, such as minorities, recent graduates and the disabled, trended downward in the last couple of years.
The Role of Politics
Minorities show particularly pronounced declines in happiness in the two years since the Happiness Index was last measured, with especially low happiness levels observed among the Hispanic American population; while it is important to note that a causal link cannot be established, it may not be a coincidence that this drop coincides with a political landscape that has seen frequent, sometimes contentious, discussion of immigration policy in recent months. Other findings include: African-Americans appear to be less happy than in 2011, with 36% qualifying as very happy – down from 44% in 2011. However, though happiness is down among them, they remain roughly as happy as whites (34%); in contrast, fewer than three in ten Hispanic Americans (28%) are very happy. This represents not only a decline from 2011 (35%) but also a significantly lower percentage than seen among either whites or African-Americans. Among Americans with disabilities, the percentage of those very happy has dropped from 34% to 31%- another decline which may have ties to cuts or feared cuts in services as a result of the sequester.
What, you mean being on welfare, unemployment, food stamps, disability and being dependent on the federal “Nanny state” government does not make individuals happy?
Don’t look now but there is yet another poll with a majority against Obamacare.
A new CNN/ORC International poll shows that 54% of Americans oppose President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. This is about the same number of people who opposed the law back when it was first forced down the throats of Americans in 2010 by a partisan Democrat vote. Companies are already reducing workers hours and scaling back the number of workers to meet the exceptions to have to implement Obamacare. Now suddenly Democrats want to delay the medical device tax. What, Democrats want to repeal parts of Obamacare? So they want to repeal a tax within a tax, eh? So how does Obamacare pay for itself? However, the full damaging effects of Obamacare have not even been experienced yet.
According to the poll, 43% of the public says it supports the health care law, a figure that’s mostly unchanged in CNN polling since the measure was passed in 2010 by a Congress then controlled by Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama. Fifty-four percent of those questioned say they oppose the law, also relatively unchanged since 2010.
The survey indicates that 35% oppose the health care law because it’s too liberal, with 16% saying they oppose the measure because it isn’t liberal enough.
The wide partisan divide over the law remains. Nearly three quarters of Democrats say they favor the Affordable Care Act. That number drops to 16% among Republicans.
RCP: Tracking the approval/disapproval of Obamacare.
Nancy Pelosi has never been more right in her life and will forever be known for her comment on Obamacare, that “we have to pass it in order to find out what’s in it”. No truer words were ever spoken and this is not for the good. Wake Up America reminds us that things are completely unraveling for Obamacare as Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama’s signature domestic legislation, referring to it as a train wreck. Also, Unions are now souring on Obamacare as well.
With even Democrats that voted for Obamacare attempting to distance themselves from their vote, expressing concerns and publicly making statements calling the implementation a potential “train wreck,” with unions who supported Obama and Obamacare now coming out against it and some calling for repeal, as well as reports showing premiums spiking and a seven foot high stack of Obamacare regulations, not to mention the taxes associated with the mammoth law, there is not much chance the polling numbers are going to improve in the near future.
THIS LAW NEEDS TO BE REPEALED, AND THE SOONER THE BETTER. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTHCARE REFORM.
According to a recent Gallup poll, 54% say that the federal government has too much power, while 36% say the correct amount of power and 8% of Americans are socialist who think the federal government has “too little” power. Sadly, too many Democrats do not think that the government has too much power because they were not the ones targeted by the Obama administration and the IRS. Gallup comment that there is little change. Little change?
Check out the difference of what Americans thought about the federal power when George W. Bush was president as compared to Barack Obama. The numbers are almost reversed. Also, although more than twice as many Republicans (76%) as Democrats (32%) think that the feds have too much power, more importantly, 58% of Independents side with the GOP. This rise can hardly be looked upon as a good trend by Obama and Democrats who believe in “Big” government. The pendulum may just be shifting back the other direction away from big government as Americans are growing weary of scandals and an entity like the IRS who is all-powerful with no restraint. This can hardly be welcome news for Democrats in 2014 or Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Americans’ views of federal power have become a renewed focal point in recent weeks with allegations that the IRS used its power to selectively audit certain types of organizations, and news reports of Justice Department investigations into Associated Press and Fox News records and emails. It does not appear, however, that these news stories have dramatically altered Americans’ views of the federal government’s power. The 54% who now say the federal government has “too much power” is in the same general range as it has been since 2005.
As would be expected, there is a major gulf between Republicans’ and Democrats’ views on this issue. More than twice as many Republicans (76%) as Democrats (32%) say the government has too much power, with a majority of independents coming down on the same side as Republicans.
Tsarnaev Family, Including Terrorists Brothers & Their Parents Received More than $100,000 in Taxpayer Funded Assistance … Nanny State Sponsored Terrorism
It turns out that the Boston Marathon bombing was “Nanny” state sponsored terrorism after all, sponsored by the tax payers of the United States.
As reported at the Boston Herald, The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists brother Tamerlan & Dzhohkar, and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance. Isn’t that a kick in the pants and make you question why we allow people into the United States and then have them be dependent on the government. Talk about the “Nanny” state gone mad. As discussed at Jammie Wearing Fool, ” and here we thought these grifters came her for political asylum?” With immigration being such a hot button topic these days it makes one really think about just how many of these illegals that they want to give amnesty to are on government assistance. My person opinion is, want to immigrate to the US, no public assistance for 10 years. We cannot afford to have people come to the US who are just a drain on society, let alone want to kill us.
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.
The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.
The bloom is off the Obama rose now that Democrats do not have to support him for another presidential run …
Former Vermont governor, Democrat presidential candidate and DNC Chair Howard Dean has threatened to leave the Democrat party over Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Dean stated, “I just think that’s unacceptable. If this passed I would have to reevaluate if I belong in the Democratic Party. If this were passed with Democratic votes, I think it would be impossible to be Democrat.” Does Obama’s budget have a chance of passing and getting Democrat votes, Dean does not think so. Folks on the LEFT are calling this Dean’s Obama scream. If Howie leaves the Democrat party, there is always the socialist party for him to turn to.
Howard Dean has had it with President Obama’s budget proposal, saying the plan put forward by the White House might just drive him from the Democratic Party he once led as DNC chair.
On Sunday night, Dean tweeted that the restoration of some defense sequestration cuts contained in Obama’s budget proposal were a step too far when coupled with the president’s entitlement cut proposal that progressives like Dean are already livid about.
“If this is true I may have to become an independant [sic],” Dean wrote, before linking to an April 10 article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Josh Green.
NewBusters asks, Will the media notice this story? Whether they wish to or not, there is a civil war a brewing in the Democrat party.
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. Proposes Crackdown on Crime by Costumed Characters by Registering/Licensing Them
With all the crime going on in NYC, this is what Libs are focusing on, eh?
Liberals never learn, NY City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. thinks that licensing and registering costumed characters will prevent individuals from abusive behavior. HUH? Vallone’s knee-jerk ridiculous legislation is a result of the latest incident where a man wearing a Cookie monster costume allegedly shoved a 2-1/2 year old boy. However, Vallone stated this incident has just been the tip of the iceberg of costume character crimes. He stated, “We’ve had an anti-Semitic Elmo. We’ve had a groping Mario. And now we have a shoving monster,” And I might be old, but I don’t remember ‘Sesame Street’ being R-rated.” So let’s get this correct, registering people in costumes will prevent the crimes, assaults from occurring, really? Don’t individuals wear costumes to hide themselves from recognition when committing crimes? Is this the same reason why over-regulating local/state governments make kids selling lemonade buy a license as well, they are preventing crimes from occurring? This is just one more example of a liberal trying to make it look like they are doing something and really just trying to get a buck out of it.
The following story is brought to you by the letter “C” for crap and the number 100 for the licensing fee
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.
The proposal comes in the wake of several incidents involving the costumed characters in Times Square. Most recently, a man dressed as Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” was arrested this past Sunday after allegedly shoving a 2 1/2-year-old boy.
Vallone told CBSNewYork.com that he had introduced two separate bills to combat the problems with costumed characters.
One bill would require registration, as well as a permission slip proving that the character involved has been licensed, for anyone appearing as a costumed character. The other bill would go farther to ban costumed characters outright.
Who honestly thinks that licensing some fool wearing a Cookie monster outfit is going to prevent them from committing a crime? Hey Libs, how many times do you need to be told, Costumes don’t commit crimes, people do.
BET Founder Bob Johnson Says “This Country Would Never Tolerate White Unemployment at 14 or 15 Percent” … Blacks Growing Restless With Obama’s Failed Policies
BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN AN EPIC FAILURE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY … BLACK AMERICA, HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKING OUT FOR YOU?
Blacks should wonder why with the first black president, blacks are even more worse off than before … Can they handle the truth? Have they just figured out that Barack Obama has been an complete an epic failure as president? Obama has promised job growth and none nothing but make matters worse, increase the federal debt and increase costs.
As reported by CNS News, Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson said earlier this week .at the National Press Club that the United States would “never tolerate white unemployment at 14 or 15%”. He went on to say that the unemployment for the black community has been double that of white Americans for over 50 years. Obviously Obama has no issue with the high black unemployment rate as he has made matters worse during his regime. Its also many black leaders are finally making their voices heard after 4 years of silence during Obama’s first term. As per Town Hall, political leaders from the Congressional Black Caucus to the NAACP have begun to open fire on the White House. To be perfectly honest, I am not sure why anyone would tolerate the present national average of unemployment, no matter what one’s skin color is. Obama’s economic policies have been a disaster for all people of any color.
This country would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent. No one would ever stay in office at 14 or 15 percent unemployment in this nation, but we’ve had that double unemployment for over 50 years,” Johnson said while speaking at the National Press Club about the gap between whites and blacks in America.
“The national average is 7.7 percent, and African-American unemployment is 13.8 percent. To be honest, it’s probably greater than that when you count the number of African-Americans who have simply given up on finding employment,” said Johnson, who is also founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies.
However, does Bob Johnson want the truth to his questions, or just more excuses that have been the cause that have kept black unemployment percentages high?
Under President Barack Obama, unemployment for blacks has been abysmal. Males, females and teens have all seen their unemployment numbers skyrocket under Obama. But I thought he cared about them? How does a segment of the population support a president with 95% of the vote and still get nothing in return. And by getting something I do not mean for food stamps, unemployment and Obama phones.
As reported at Vibe, Dr. Benjamin Carson criticizes President Obama on Black unemployment, “If President Obama wants to be a hero in the African-American community, he should do something to alleviate the “abominable” Black unemployment rate in America”.
“I think the best thing that he (President Obama) can possibly do that will help minorities is to enact policies that allow for growth of the economy,” said Carson. “Because when you look at the employment rate for instance in the African American community, it’s abominable. And the policies that have been enacted have only made it worse. They have not made it better. So if he really wanted to be a hero in that community, let’s start doing some things that make sense economically and get the money flowing.”
Barack Obama’s failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from African-American leaders who say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency.
After four years of holding their tongues and remaining quiet in the face of sharply rising black unemployment and record poverty, political leaders from the Congressional Black Caucus to the NAACP have begun to open fire on the White House.
Unemployment for both women and African-Americans is higher today than it was when President Barack Obama first took office in 2009, according to federal government data.
Despite an economy that has technically been in recovery since June of 2009, many economic indicators are the same or worse than when President Obama gave his first address to a Joint Session of Congress in February 2009.
“We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before,” Obama said in that speech.
However, employment for African-Americans and women has not recovered and, in fact, is worse today than it was when Obama said those words.
MAKING PEOPLE DEPENDENT UPON GOVERNMENT TO GET THEIR VOTE WILL NEVER FIX THE PROBLEM.
AFTER 4 YEARS SENATE DEMOCRATS PASS A BUDGET WITH $1 TRILLION IN TAX HIKES …
For the first time in four years the Democrat controlled US Senate has passed a budget. From the looks of it they shouldn’t have bothered. The budget plan was passed by a 50-49 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber, with 4 Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns in 2014 joined all the Senate Republicans in opposing the measure. Max Baucus (D-MT), Mark Begich (D-AK), Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) all voted against the Democrat budget. It is just a coincidence that all four Democrats are up for reelection in 2014 “Red” states. Vulnerable Senate Democrats like Mary Landrieu (LA), Mark Warner (VA) and Tim Johnson (SD) should be made to pay a price in the 2014 elections for supporting the budget. Simply incredible, after four years of not doing their job, the budget that Democrats pass is chock full of new spending, taxes and a vote against actually balancing it. Oh wait, did we mention it just taxes, taxes and taxes?
From The Hill:
Centrist Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) were all non-committal up until the end.
Baucus, Begich, Hagan and Pryor joined the entire GOP caucus in voting against the budget resolution. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who was ill, missed the vote. His office said he would have been available to vote if needed.
All the Democratic senators who voted “no” are up for reelection in 2014 in states that voted for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Democrats had been dogged by criticism for failing to approve a budget resolution since 2009 and the vote removes that GOP talking point from the political scene.
No wonder Senate Democrats had not passed a previous budget prior to Obama’s reelection. The Senate budget has a 0% chance of passing The House.