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OBAMACARE: What’s with all the delays?

To avoid another wave of health-care policy cancellations, which would devastate the Democrats prior to the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama is proposing yet another delay of the coverage mandate.

Delay after delay. The Affordable Care Act has now become a political football. Obama is the team owner and is forced to punt and play defense. The Democrats are hard-pressed to defend a bill they applauded.

I have one question for Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and all the other liberal Democrats who approved this legislation. If the Affordable Care Act is so beneficial to America, why delay its

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HEALTH CARE: Thanks, but no thanks

Gov. Jay Inslee, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Congressman Adam Smith all have several things in common. One glaring commonality is that all have health care plans for themselves, their families, and their staffs outside of the Affordable Care Act they all voted for and ardently support.

All followed the lead of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who famously said, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find what’s in it . . .” Now, three years later, we have an inkling of “what’s in it.”

Are you about to lose your current health care plan?

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HEALTH CARE: Let me keep my insurance plan

They said that if I was happy with my health insurance plan, I could keep it. That is what I want. However, my insurance company says that it will not be allowed to offer my plan when Obamacare begins.

Instead I can have a $3,000 deductible plan that costs three times as much as three years ago. This is partially because I am now over 60 but mostly because the plan must include coverage for maternity, a spouse, children (including dental and vision), and several other benefits that I do not want and cannot possibly ever use.

Nancy Pelosi said

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HEALTH: Obamacare doomed to fail

It’s been three years since the Affordable Care Act was passed. The Democrats praised this legislation as the cure to our health-care system. President Obama and the Democratic leaders campaigned on this utopian idea of lower premiums and universal coverage for all.

Unfortunately, the opposite is happening. This law of 2,700 pages of taxation, restrictions and government regulations is creating a backlash of opposition from business leaders and the general public.

The reality is millions of people have seen their health-care premiums increase by 46 percent, even with federal tax credits and premium assistance. In addition, the Congressional Budget Office

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SHARIA: Oklahoma reflects a larger picture

Re: “Oklahomans tremble and hand terrorists a victory” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 12-1).

As ridiculous as it is, it should come as no surprise that Oklahoma passed a measure outlawing Sharia law. It is symptomatic of a response that has become all too common throughout the country.

In 2004 John Kerry, a genuine war hero, had his presidential campaign against a bumbling and incompetent George W. Bush sabotaged with lies and distortions by an organized group that became known as the Swift Boaters.

President Obama’s campaign for president gave rise to charges that he was a Muslim who had been

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ELECTION: Democrats face TEAPEST plague

The dreaded PEST is back with a vengeance.

Post-Election Stress Trauma emerged in the U.S. in 2004 after President Bush won re-election. The symptoms included feelings of sadness, frustration, bitterness and fear. In severe cases it elicited irrational impulses to emigrate to Canada or even France.

PEST in 2010 has mutated into the insidious TEAPEST, which stands for Tea Party Endorsement Stress Trauma. It hit Republicans in the primaries first, but that’s a tempest in a teapot compared to what Democrats face.

The tea party has remained under the Republican umbrella, and all signs point to a TEAPEST plague upon

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ELECTION: One Smith vote outweighs all his others

A recent letter pointed out that Adam Smith’s voting record is very different from his rhetoric, and that is quite true: Smith is the most liberal member of the Washington delegation, based on that record.

Even even if Smith voted in every case the way he advertises himself, he would still cast one vote that nullified all his others: the vote for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House. She sets the legislative agenda. She is the gatekeeper of what bills make it to the floor for a vote, resulting in only the most radical legislation being available for

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MOSQUE: Pelosi’s attitude reflects the professional left

Nancy Pelosi thinks that those who oppose the building of a mosque near the ground zero site should be investigated as to who’s funding them. This is telling of the world she lives in, where individual people don’t really have opinions, but instead are used by elitist activist leaders for political purposes.

In Pelosi’s world, when she and the current ruling class are opposed to something, whether it be banker’s salaries, Wal-Mart construction or Arizona’s immigration law, a well-funded activist group, usually a labor union, will have signs made up, hire a rent-a-mob, and contract some buses to take

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