Posts tagged ‘Pelosi’

March 19, 2012

The Pill is a Taxing Matter

The Pill is a Taxing Matter

Dick McDonald

I must admit I have paid little attention over the years to the condom-pill and birth control issues. So it was a great awaking when the current flap came to light.  I saw a 30-year old Georgetown law student advocating for the university to supply her with birth control pills free of charge.  Later I heard Debbie Wasserman Schultz claim that the birth control pill is an expensive $3,000 a year issue.

It came as quite a shock that government and insurance companies were involved. In my day it was an private matter handled by the individual. I knew there were debates on it I just didn’t pay much attention.

Hearing more about it I learned that Obamacare mandates that insurance companies must supply women with free birth control pills.  As a mandate transfers the insurance company obligation from – a risk they can refuse to cover to one they have no choice but must cover – it changes the nature of the cost to that of an indirect tax imposed by Congress.

Rather than get exercised over a new tax or my lack of knowledge on the subject I first called my Rite Aid pharmacy to check on a few things. First of all they asked if I had insurance.  My antenna immediately went up only to find out that most health insurance policies already cover birth control pills.

Needless to say I realized that if insurance already covered it why didn’t a $3,000 a year bill or $250 a month “tax” raise some public concerns before. The pharmacist had the answer.  She had generic birth control pills that ran about $30 a month or $360 a year not $3,000.  Further almost all women bought the generic passing up the brands which cost up to $113 month.

So on Sunday Talk this morning we get treated to 2 ½ hours reviewing Rush Limbaughs’ obvious delight that a 30-year law student had such an active sex life.  Of course he couldn’t leave it at that and called her a slut. Apparently six sponsors dropped him immediately.

Unfortunately he also assisted the Democrats in deflecting this week’s national dialog from Obama’s failing economy and tragic reduction in job-creating startups to what turns out to be a non-issue.

We can look to more episodes of deflections like that from the Democrats.  Wait until their Hollywood screen writers wade into the 185 welfare programs.  This birth control pill flap will look like sand box stuff.

October 19, 2011

What do the Nazis, Communists, Democrats, Socialists, Chavez, Obama, Khamenei and Pelosi have in common? Occupy Wall St.

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By Jeffers M. Dodge 10-19-2011

Isn’t it interesting that the Left Wing Media always find it indignant whenever someone from the Right calls Obama and his cronies Nazies, Communist or Fascist? Now it seems that their silence, in regards to these ‘has been’ neo-fascists political parties joining forces with their Occupy Wall Street comrades, is a tacit endorsement.

October 13, 2011

Pelosi: women ‘die on the floor’ of hospital (in Los Angeles)

Former House Speaker D-Calif. Nancy Pelosi’s concept of quick, inexpensive and quality health care, is illustrated by the report made by Joe Hicks to Bill O’Reilly in 2007 concerning a women who lay bleeding and eventually died on a government run emergency room floor while her husband and another concerned citizen called 911 to get her transported to a private hospital.

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Woman Dies at ML…, posted with popmodal

The Democrat controlled California county had to shut down the hospital because of the insidious cronyism that was out of control and led to huge lawsuits from patients and “Slip & Fall” employees that were hired because they were “Friends” of Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally who saw the hospital as a good source of high paying jobs that they could bestow to their Democrat activists and donors.

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Pelosi: Republic…, posted with popmodal

October 13, 2011

Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law given loan bigger than Solyndra for solar plant | Mail Online

The SolarReserve project is backed by an energy investment fund where the Minority Leader’s brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi is second in command.

PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC is listed as one of the investors in the project that has been given the staggering loan, which even dwarfs that given to failed company Solyndra.

Other investors include one of the major investors in Solyndra, which is run by one of the directors of Solyndra.

Steve Mitchell, who served on the board of directors at the bankrupt energy company, is also managing director of Argonaut Private Equity, which has invested in the latest project.

via Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law given loan bigger than Solyndra for solar plant | Mail Online.

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