Obama continues to struggle selling his ObamaCare. Ranking Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) called it a "train wreck." ObamaCare is losing steam as the bleak reality of its implementation becomes clearer. The only thing currently less popular than ObamaCare is Obama.
To recap, we were magnanimously "given" nationalized health insurance that we are required by law to purchase. If we do not buy this insurance, one of the 15,000 new IRS agents hired to enforce the law will come after us. This is the same IRS whose union recently said its members do not want to be subject to ObamaCare.
ObamaCare will purportedly insure eleven million additional people without adding any new doctors. Care will be rationed and options will narrow under ObamaCare. If you want a second opinion, your doctor simply goes out of the room, changes his tie, and comes back in. more >>
A pro-life petition made to the European Union's legislative arm, which would define life as beginning at conception, has garnered over one million signatures.
Championed by the "One of Us" campaign, the personhood petition reached and passed the milestone last week, meaning it will likely receive attention from the European Commission. "Juridical protection of the dignity, the right to life and of the integrity of every human being from conception in the areas of EU competence in which such protection is of particular importance," reads the initiative in part. "To ensure consistency in areas of its competence where the life of the human embryo is at stake, the EU should establish a ban and end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health."
Registered last year, the petition garnered signatures from citizens of eleven EU member nations. The One of Us campaign received support and advice from Personhood USA, an American organization with similar goals. more >>
Noted televangelist and host of the long-running program "The 700 Club" Rev. Pat Robertson has recently compared faith-healing to Santa Clause.
During a "Bring it on" segment that aired Monday, a viewer identified as "Clark" wrote in asking about whether or not the faith healing done on the show could be done off of the air.
"When we're praying together the word of knowledge the Lord just shows us what He is doing at some point of time, not what we're doing," said Robertson, who cited 1 Corinthians as justification. more >>
Dr. Milton Wolf, President Barack Obama's Christian cousin who thinks Obamacare is "immoral," says the White House has tried to get him fired and some members of his family have disowned him for speaking out against government policies.
The Kansas radiologist, who is a columnist for The Washington Times and has produced videos for the Daily Caller, made the revelation during an address to the conservative Red State Gathering in New Orleans, La., where he explained why Obamacare is immoral.
"We oppose Obamacare because it is immoral. ... It is immoral for a government to get in between you and your doctor, to interfere or even know about your doctor-patient relationship. It is immoral to use political calculations in life and death medical decisions. It is immoral for government to sit in judgment of who shall live and who shall die," said Wolf in his nearly half hour address. more >>
Crystal Cathedral Ministries founder Robert H. Schuller, who is also the former host of the "Hour of Power" broadcast, recently began treatment for esophageal cancer, it was announced during a recent sermon.
Schuller's daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, made the announcement about the treatments and her father's readiness for the next life last week.
"Dad knows he has cancer…And when he was told he has cancer, he said, without flinching, 'I'm ready to go home and be with Jesus'," said Coleman. more >>
As October 1st and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare quickly approach, Republican members of Congress are faced with a tough decision over whether or not to provide funding for the new programs created by the law. At least 80 members of Congress have signed a letter calling on Speaker of the House John Boehner and the other Republican House leaders to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded, but leave out any funding for Obamacare.
Apparently, the Republican leadership lacks either the backbone or the strategic insight to defund what is becoming one of the most unpopular government programs in American history. Their fear is that if the Republican majority in the House of Representatives passes a CR to keep the federal government operational but does not fund Obamacare, the Democrat-controlled Senate will not pass the bill and will allow the federal government to shut down. Their added fear is that if the federal government shuts down, the voters will blame the Republicans and it will cost them in the next election.
According to Republican House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republicans should not leave funding out of the CR because they will need 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a Democrat filibuster of the bill. Cantor said,"To get 60 votes in the Senate, you need at least 14 Democrats to join Republicans and pass a CR that defunds Obamacare." more >>