Saturday, August 03, 2013

Five on the Floor

Sent from my iPad Press Release

Senator Lindsey Graham Is About To Get Maced – Nancy Mace Set To Challenge For Senate Seat

Zimmerman attorney details battle with prosecutors over evidence in murder trial

Mark O'Mara described the struggle he said he went through to get evidence from the prosecution team of Bernie De La Rionda and State Attorney Angela Corey.

He cited the picture of a bloodied Zimmerman, taken the night Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, as an example.

"It is undeniable that they had a plan in mind, with the 15 months that we had to get ready, of keeping information from us, and I don't say that lightly, I really don't," O'Mara told the group.

A member of Corey's own team was fired and is now suing her office after he testified that prosecutors had kept evidence from O'Mara.

Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week. - New York Times
  • Yet a detailed analysis of this issue by Heritage Foundation experts found that the Office of Personnel Management does not have the legal authority to do what the Obama Administration promised Congress last night.
House Votes to Bar I.R.S. Action on Health Law

Under the (curent) law, the I.R.S. will play a key role. It will provide tax credits to low- and moderate-income people to help them buy private insurance. It can impose penalties on people who go without insurance and on larger employers that fail to offer coverage to full-time employees.

Republicans said the tax agency could not be trusted.


Mike C said...

Every time I see "house votes to" I think bull-hockey. They know that acting president Reid will never let it come up in the Senate, and if he did, the Bamster would never sign it if it passed. Short of sticking to a promise of not one more dime for this corrupt administration, everything the do like this is stupid and puerile.

Stick said...

Since when does "does not have the legal authority" stopped Obama? When has the Republican Establishment stood up to him?

iri said...

Huh. A better question would be; "when has the Republican establishment stood up for us?" Even Lincoln fucked it up. All he had to do was buy a few boats.

Anonymous said...

According to H&R Block, if I cannot afford insurance for my family again this year, I will be fined $2k. Next year 4K. About 5500 the following.

I asked "since Obama loves me, he's going to put my 2k towards insurance, right?"

/ "No"

"Isn't that illegal... it's the same thing as the mafia."

/ "We have programs that can assist you ..." :/

TheOldMan said...

According to the Supreme Court, the Obamacare mandate is a tax. If true, then OPM is saying that the taxpayers will be paying the taxes for members of Congress and their aides.

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