Reuters Runs Hit Job on Anti-ObamaCare GOP Governors
Today, Reuters ran the following headline claiming that Republican governors opposed to ObamaCare are really just a bunch of hypocrites: “Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money”.
The evidence offered is a combined $352 million in federal grants that GOP governors Rick Perry (TX), Scott Walker (WI), Bobby Jindal (LA), and Chris Christie (NJ) applied for and won under the terms of ObamaCare. Lest any reader miss the theme of the article, the author writes, “Aides [to each governor] told Reuters they saw no contradiction in applying for these grants while criticizing the law as a whole.”
The aides – and by extension, the governors – are absolutely correct. According to the Reuters report, many of the grant programs predate the passage of ObamaCare…[more]
Here’s a new bureaucratic dilemma worthy of “Catch-22.”
Tragically, it captures perfectly the way in which over-regulation and Obama Administration policy impede employment growth.
On one hand, federal law generally prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants if they are disabled. This is what an employer visiting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s current homepage will read:
“The law places strict limits on employers when it comes to asking job applicants to answer medical questions, take a medical exam, or…
"Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat. It is amazing -- indeed, staggering -- that so…[more]
—Thomas Sowell, Economist, Author and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
— Thomas Sowell, Economist, Author and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow