IRS Given $500 Million to Enforce Individual Mandate

IRS

Although the Supreme Court is likely to hold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional on or before the last day of June, the Obama Administration is not withholding tax dollars in anticipation of the decision.  Instead, the Administration is rapidly expending in excess of $1 billion to implement the new law.  [...]

Role of Obama in Bin Laden Kill Disputed

Barack Obama

The White House has portrayed President Obama as a commander-in-chief who courageously led American military forces to kill bin Laden.  The suggestion is that he was aware of all operational details and gave specific authorization for them.  According to Vice President Biden, the President called the shots: “As [President Obama] walked out of the [Situation [...]

FDA Condemnation of the Terminally Ill

FDA

This article by Jonathan W. Emord is republished with permission from newswithviews.com. By Attorney Jonathan Emord NewsWithViews.com   Based on the latest government estimates, half of all Americans born today will likely be stricken with some form of cancer.  FDA approved cancer treatments rarely result in longevity greater than if the patient received no treatment [...]

Medicare and Social Security Trustees Predict Insolvency

Medicare

The trustees of the Medicare and Social Security trust funds predict that the two funds will be insolvent by 2024 and 2033, respectively.  On those dates neither fund will contain revenues sufficient to cover the costs of benefits.  In 2012, Medicare will provide health insurance to an estimated 50 million Americans, and social security will [...]

GSA Scandal Keeps Unfolding

GSA - Featured

By Jonathan W. Emord Three months before the General Services Administration held its lavish $823,000 Las Vegas 2010 convention, Daniel Voll (Deputy Commissioner and top aid to Jeffrey Neely, the GSA Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service in the Pacific Rim region who authorized the Vegas convention expenditure) pled guilty to defrauding the United States [...]

5th Circuit Condemns Obama Speech

5th Circuit

Circuit Judge Jerry Smith of the 5th Circuit intends to hold the Department of Justice accountable for President Barack Obama’s recent criticisms of the Supreme Court. On Monday President Obama remarked that overturning the health care law would be an “unprecedented, extraordinary” step. He cited “judicial activism” among criticisms of the current Court. The President [...]

CNN Analyst: Obamacare defense at Supreme Court was “plane wreck”

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin predicts Individual Mandate will be held unconstitutional.  Justices Aliso, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas appear squarely opposed to the mandate.  Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Breyer appear to favor it.  Justice Roberts could be the swing vote and, based on questions posed in oral argument, is clearly troubled by the law.  A 5 [...]

Executive Order on Martial Law

Executive Order—National Defense Resources Preparedness

On March 16, President Obama took the extraordinary step of issuing an executive order (“Executive Order—National Defense Resources Preparedness”) that would permit the president in times of peace or war, in his sole discretion, to declare martial law.   You may see that order here.  Under Article I, Section 9, Clause 2, Congress has the exclusive [...]

Obamacare: What’s at Stake

Health Insurance in America

Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum coverage provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119, amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (Obamacare), will require non-exempted individuals to maintain a minimum level of health insurance or [...]

On the Eve of Supreme Court Oral Argument, Projected Costs for Obamacare Skyrocket

Obamacare

Numerous unexpected costs keep emerging from the behemoth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (so-called Obamacare).  At last count, Obamacare would create 159 new federal programs, resulting in the hiring of thousands of new federal employees.  The IRS is demanding $400 million to finance 1,054 new tax examiners because, according to the IRS, Obamacare imposes [...]

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