|Tuesday, February 11, 2014||
Obama Does It Again
Late yesterday afternoon, the Obama Administration announced that it had delayed Obamacare's employer mandate yet again. That is the second time in a year that the employer mandate has been delayed. Reports indicate that the delay came as a result of pressure from the business community to "peel back the law's … requirements."
Think about that. The administration is providing breaks to big businesses that it refuses to give to individuals and families. It is also a tacit admission that Obamacare's mandates are job killers.
|Monday, February 10, 2014||
Iran Meets Obama's "Open Hand" With A Clenched Fist
Barack Obama is committed to fundamentally transforming America in more ways than one. Beyond his big spending, big government domestic agenda, his foreign policy is fundamentally altering America's position in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than his policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.
|Friday, February 7, 2014||
Obama's Prayer Breakfast Hypocrisy
As I mentioned in yesterday's report, I had the privilege of attending the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. There were several inspirational speakers, scripture readings and stirring performances.
Of course, remarks by the president of the United States are always a big moment at any event. But sitting there with thousands of people listening as Obama talked, I was stunned by the hypocrisy. Here are a few examples.
|Thursday, February 6, 2014||
Obamacare: A Disincentive To Work
The White House and its congressional allies are scrambling to respond to this week's Congressional Budget Office report finding Obamacare will cost more than two million jobs. The best spin they can come up with is that because of Obamacare's massive taxpayer-funded subsidies, some people will choose to work less. The left-wing New York Times labeled this "a liberating result of the law."
|Wednesday, February 5, 2014||
Americans Losing Confidence In Obama?
This week CNN released the results of a poll conducted after President Obama's State of the Union address. The public split in its overall reaction to the speech -- just 44% were "somewhat positive," while 38% were "somewhat negative."
By a 3-to-1 margin, the public felt Obama's policies were "too liberal" (41%) versus "not liberal enough" (14%). And 56% said they thought Obama's policies would fail, while just 37% thought they would succeed.
|Tuesday, February 4, 2014||
Obamacare A Job Killer
Conservative critics of Obamacare warned all along that the health care scheme was a job killer. Those arguments were brushed aside in 2010 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed Obamacare through Congress on a party-line vote. Then in 2011 the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report indicating that Obamacare would reduce employment by 800,000 workers.
|Monday, February 3, 2014||
Bill O'Reilly's interview with Barack Obama last night showed Obama is changing. Instead of blaming Bush for his troubles, Obama zeroed in on Fox News as the culprit.
Ten minutes to interview the president of the United States is a tough task. O'Reilly conducted a tougher interview than Obama usually experiences. Nonetheless, I thought O'Reilly could have done a lot more.
For example, O'Reilly asked Obama, "Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance?"
|Friday, January 31, 2014||
House Immigration Principles
Hold on to your hats, folks. House Republican leaders released their immigration reform principles at their caucus retreat yesterday, and all signs suggest we are headed for a bumpy ride. Reports indicate that the discussion over the principles revealed deep GOP divisions over policy and timing.
|Thursday, January 30, 2014||
Obama's Iran Threat
I want to revisit one of most significant statements Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address. Toward the end of his remarks, while discussing his foreign policy agenda, Obama warned Congress that he would veto sanctions legislation against Iran. Here's what Obama said:
|Wednesday, January 29, 2014||
The Day After
Last night the president delivered a prime-time speech to a divided nation. As we noted in yesterday's report, only 31% of Americans believe the country is better off now than in 2009, when Obama took office.
The general consensus is that Obama's remarks amounted to "small ball" with little substance beyond his pledge to stretch the limits of his power with more executive actions. Charles Krauthammer said: