There is more back pedaling from Obamacare. This is more of fixing their own screw up but at this point is all the same. The Obama administration will allow some health plans that fall short of Obamacare coverage requirements to be offered for two more years. There is no shock here that this is extending the coverage past the November midterm elections and even more important for the rest of the President Barack Obama time in office. The quiet statement was released late in the day by federal health officials. People will be able to keep their existing health plans through 2014, even if those plans fell short of the Affordable Care Act requirements. Under the new policy, some people could renew plans in 2016, meaning they would be covered into 2017. They are trying to say this was based on the model and not politics but the documents accompanying the announcement reveal that the changes were crafted with a large contingent of vulnerable Democrats from both houses. The people signing of on this include Senators Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, and Mark Udall. The smaller chamber had Representatives Tim Bishop, Elizabeth Esty, Carol Shea-Porter, Gary Peters, Scott Peters, Ann Kuster, Kyrsten Sinema, Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber. This more cements the fact that we need to read the bill before you vote on the bill.
The Cable news shake up continues and the infighting and circle the wagons is getting heated. The newest change is CNN is jumping back into the legal fold. There are some who think CNN built a name for itself when ot covered the OJ Simpson trial non stop for months. This made careers for lawyers who become hosts. The format grew old and the layers grew tiresome so CNN stepped away. The fact is court is a big part of news cycle so CNN is dipping their feet back in the shallow pool of law. The new half-hour program will be centered on legal issues during its primetime lineup. The show will be called Making The Case, look for it to be shoved into the 10:30 p.m. and or 11 p.m hours. This is not a rumor as they already have and anchor on board Mark Geragos, a California criminal-defense attorney. You might remember Geragos he has had some pretty high stakes court cases and clients have included Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Gary Condit. They also are bringing one of their retreads out Sunny Hostin, the former assistant US Attorney. They are not sure what they have as the show is expected to air one day a week for five week. Which sounds more like a filler than a show.
This week we choose Jessica Claire Biel for the woman of the week and this is her second week of her career. Jessica was born March 3, 1982 in Ely, Minnesota. We first saw her on the television show Seventh Heaven starting in 1996. We picked her this week because she was stunning on the red carpet and at the 86th Annual Oscar awards. She still rocks the perfect hour glass figure and her perfect smile is too much to handle. Last year she played Linda in the Truth About Emanuel and married Justin Timberlake. As this year rolls on through the year she drops two new movies. Jessica will play Alice Eckle in Nailed as well as she has a role in Shiva and May. This movie is going to be one you will hear about as the plot line is a yoga instructor who looks to protect her sex-worker sister from her deadbeat boyfriend. She is still busy as she made four movies in 2012 including Vera Miles on Hitchcock. We are sure this year she is going to make the top 51 this year as her not on this list is a clear oversight on our part.
We try not to talk too much entertainment but when it crosses to News we will jump in. What is going on at Fox they have actually signed James Carville. Carville the sixty nine year old who has been a Democratic strategist for the Clintons forever, and is now currently the name sake for the Ready for Hillary PAC has joined FOX news. There are so many questions we cannot keep up. Did he not spend the last ten years ripping for fair and balanced? Where does he fit in and why do they even need it? Why does CNN not need this guy as well? This also could be because he last job a political science professor at Tulane University is not as exciting than battling the liberal agenda for a live camera every night has lost the shine. We never use actual quotes but this one is priceless from Bill Shine the executive vice president of programming “James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News, We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” This is a bad idea and it will not end well.
Thanks for your heartfelt message but leaving is a good choice. They are trying to make so much out of Congresswomen Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod deciding not to run for a second term. They are painting the 38 House members that are not seeking re-election as proof congress is broken. There is even six just from California and they are frustrated quickly with the gridlock on Capitol Hill. George Miller also from California is finally out he was first elected in 1975. We are also losing Duncan Hunter a Republican from California. We love when democrats leave but one thing she said struck us. She talked about the party in charge, her party and they get to set the agenda, and of course, she has little seniority. She liked going to the committee hearings, and she was a good member. The problem was she wanted to participate. She is leaving because she feels she can better serve her constituents closer to home. Imagine this White House making first year congress members feel like they had no say in the agenda. This is why the power of few can control the many and more than likely congress has a 14% approval rating.
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The latest on Obamacare is once you are in you can never get out. We think this is due to member numbers that need to be acheieved and retained. We are sure if HHS said there were four million sign ups the media would want to know how many still enrolled. “So we are not surprised to hear that if a person did sign up for coverage they are finding it impossible to cancel their plans. This broke in Florida where a member has been trying to cancel for more than six weeks. The person a small business owner in early January he signed up for a plan that cost nearly $300 a month under the new Obamacare website. He must have hoped it would have been cheaper than $3600 a year and he kept searching and a less expensive plan through Humana for $116 a month. When the member called back to cancel policy less than one hour after signing up it has been no easy task. The member has logged over 50 hours in phone calls trying to get the charge reversed. They took his payment immediately. As far as we know the policy is canceled he just does not have a refund. The provider for Obamacare in his state tha the choose was Florida Blue.
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Sometimes you just cannot buy a break. We watched as a divided Senate on stopped Democratic legislation. We would think that is good thing and still do but this time the PR is a killer. The bill provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans. There was no way it could pass due to the language and fresh penalties against Iran. There are 22 million veterans and their families that we are sure do not care about the reason but know congress let them down again. The worst part is the Republicans needed to use a procedural move to block the bill making matters worse. Republicans rightly so criticized how most of the bill was paid with unspent money from the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. The GOP understands those are not real savings because no one expected those dollars to be spent as those wars ended. The other thing that sounds bad but makes sense is the provision to make more veterans without service-connected injuries eligible for treatment at VA Hospital. This sounds like a no brainer but it is true this would swamp an already overburdened system. This was no win set them up to knock them down kind of vote that the GOP will lose to the lame stream media everytime.
For a lame duck president there seems to be plenty of money requested. President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $300 billion to update aging roads and railways. This will be funded of course by taxpayer investment. The leader of the free world say we should not mind as it will pay dividends by attracting businesses and helping put people to work. You have heard it all before they need the money to rebuild aging transportation systems, power grids, communications networks and other projects that ease commerce. The reason to beat the drum is the Highway Trust Fund will be empty by September and to stay afloat they need $100 billion over the next six years just to maintain transportation spending levels. The democrats have been unwilling to raise federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes that have been the main source of federal transportation funding for decades. President Barack Obama will propose that half of the $302 billion needed come from an overhaul of the corporate tax system. Have you heard this before, another pretend over haul? We are looking for the easy to find fraud and abuse. The revenue for the Highway Trust Fund are the federal 18.4 cent-per-gallon gasoline and 24.4 cent-per-gallon diesel taxes, they have not been increased in 20 years.
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When President Barack Obama choose for Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel we thought it would be the only cabinet post that was competent. The problem not matter how smart when your boss is a jerk there is going to be issues. We are not surprised the box Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is put in when he proposed that shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years was the on the agenda. This comes with closing bases and reshaping forces making a more nimble military. There is truth in the statement the nation can afford a smaller military so long as it retains a technological edge. The defense spending plan that comes due to the 2015 budget that President Barack Obama will submit to Congress. The new emphasis is on more versatile, agile forces that can project power over great distances, including as far away as Asia. Some of the changes are in military compensation, including smaller pay raises, a slowdown in the growth of tax-free housing allowances and a requirement that retirees and some families of active-duty service members pay a little more in health insurance deductibles and co-pays. We are not sure we are ready for these changes.
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This week we highlight Tatyana Marisol Ali. She was born born January 24, 1979 in North Bellmore, Long Island, New York. We picked her this week as she radiated light on the red carpet at the NAACP image awards on Saturday night. She is know for so much as an American actress and R&B singer. She broke into the business as Ashley Banks as Will Smith’s cousin on the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. You might know her these days from her role as Tyana Jones on Love That Girl! Which has been on since 2010 and has made 27 episodes. She also and has had a recurring role as Roxanne on the soap opera The Young and the Restless where she has made 53 appearances. She has a perfect figure and a smile that lights up the room. But when she walks down the red carpet she has a style all her own that is unmatched. She is always working or always on the move for a cause. This year she will still do a TV show, The Divorce a TV movie and a feature movie where she will play the role of Lucy in Locker 13.We also think she is in the studio working on new music. She has it all and made a big impression on us this weekend.
When news comes out over a weekend it is never good. When it released from the White House it usually means democrats are not getting their way. This time is comes from the top as President Barack Obama is going to propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits. The bill headed to Congress is looking for $56 billion in new or expanded programs. Remember when the president said we needed to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs, do you remember when this was the biggest piece of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. The new budget for fiscal 2015 is to be released March 4. So where does it come from is the big question right? It calls for closing those infamous and so-far-unspecified tax loopholes. There must be $56 billion in those which the White House is calling an Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative. That additional spending would be split evenly between military and domestic programs. We are pretty sure the spending will happen the source for the funds will not. We did post earlier that this budget is projected by the CBO reduce deficits to 2.6 percent of the economy in 2015.