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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is determined to find a way back to the upper echelon of GOP presidential candidates for 2016 after finishing 10th among presidential contenders at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Governor announced Wednesday that he has a health plan of his own to replace ObamaCare.
Jindal’s resume clearly shows he is well-equipped to tackle health care; he was secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals when still in his twenties, and later became the staff director of a bipartisan commission on the future of Medicare. Following that, he assumed the role of assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.
Jindal’s 26-page plan, called the “The Freedom and Empowerment Plan,” and published by the advocacy group America Next, would use block grants, or as he terms them, “global grant programs,” to give states a fixed amount of money without hamstringing them with federal rules requiring them to offer certain benefits. He also wants to jettison the tax preference for employer-based insurance, as well as let health coverage be available to customers across state line. Jindal’s plan hearkens back to his 1990’s days on the Medicare commission by suggesting older Americans utilize a system known as “premium support.” Unlike the present practice of seniors being trapped in a system where the government sets prices and pays the seniors’ bills, Jindal would require the government to give the seniors the money seek the most competitive price among private health plans.
House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
The language, which if successful would mark the first effort by House Republicans to provide any form of amnesty since the GOP took control of the House in 2010, has set off a panic among top immigration hawks that the effort could open an immigration Pandora’s box, paving the way for broader legislation.
Sophomore Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California, a close ally of GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, is leading the push to add the text of his “ENLIST Act” into the National Defense Authorization Act, which could come to the House floor as early as next month.
The effort, which has not previously been reported, is fairly advanced, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte – who killed the proposal as an amendment to last year’s NDAA in a dramatic floor struggle – is weighing whether to approve the maneuver, which would circumvent his committee on one of its key matters of jurisdiction.
Just how far is the federal government willing to go to push Americans to make subjectively “healthy” food choices? Chillingly far, if the most recent meeting of the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is any indicator.
The DGAC is made up of fifteen academics, culled mainly from the fields of nutrition, public health, and medicine. The role of the DGAC, which has met every five years for more than two decades, is to come up with recommendations that can be used “to help people choose an overall healthy diet that works for them.” [...]
One of the most nefarious things I’ve seen about the DGAC recommendations so far is the suggestion that the government involve itself in the lives of obese people by sending them regular text messages. (I’ve dubbed this this the DGAC’s “Chubby Checkers” program.)
This texting—and the data collection necessary to facilitate it—could be an unprecedented intrusion of government into the daily lives of Americans. It flies in the face of food freedom.
The Washington Free Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington reported last week that NIH had spent nearly $3,000,000 in recent years to fund studies looking into the possibility of using text messages and web tools to treat obesity.
That sort of Big Government intrusion into your mobile phone might strike you as outrageous. But that’s not even the half of it.
Obama mocked Republicans today as he was doing a victory dance and spiking the football at the same time:
This, from a president, who has continually delayed the worsts parts of the law just so his political party will do better in the midterms. If he had left the law intact, millions upon millions more Americans in small and large businesses would have had their health insurance plans canceled, simply because they don’t conform to his redistributional standard. If he had left the law intact, insurance companies would not have been allowed to let people keep their formally canceled plans in the individual market.
He says Armageddon hasn’t hit yet. It’s only because he doesn’t have the guts to implement the law the way it was passed.
And he has the gall to mock Republicans? What a damn fraud.
Ending Spending Action Fund, a group that relentlessly fights against wasteful government spending, has released an advertisement in Georgia to spotlight Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s espousal of higher taxes and Obamacare.
In a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the president told service chiefs they could “go do other things” if they didn’t support abolishing DADT, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said.
In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign, the Commandant of the Coast Guard said.
In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge everything he said to us, that’s private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn’t agree with it — if any of us didn’t agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our commissions and go do other things,” he said.