President Obama is refusing to take yes for an answer. House Republicans have rightly acceded to his demand that they keep payroll taxes from rising at the start of the new year. He is nonetheless threatening to veto the bill because it includes other provisions he dislikes.
The Federal Health Care Law was 996-pages long with one noteworthy six-page excerpt creating Health Insurance Exchanges (HIE). A health exchange is like most ideas: sounds great but can be a disaster in the hands of the government. Under the federal Health Care take-over HIE are the vehicle President Obama will use to force millions of people into government run health care.
Arkansas bureaucrats rushed forward to implement a HIE by accept federal monies with all of their strings attached. However, a bipartisan coalition of legislators stood their ground and stopped the rush to be the first in line. See where you Representative or Senator stands at the link below.
Ahhh... the good old days of the incandescent lightbulb. Here's to you bright light.
Arkansas' 2nd District Congressman Tim Griffin has followed through on yet another campaign promise. Shocker, right? Not really. It's kind of an epidemic with the guy.
Anyway... the End Pensions in Congress Act (EPIC) is a good start when looking at exactly how to reform Federal Pensions. With government spending being as out of control as it is, why not bring Federal employment benefits to the same level as the private sector? Because, really, you shouldn't work for the government with the goal of getting rich. That's what the private sector's for.
Here are some facts and figures for your enjoyment on this beautiful Friday:
Public vs. Private Sector Pensions
Just 20 percent of private sector employees receive a pension compared to nearly 79 percent of public employees thats four times as many in the public vs. private sector (ABC News, 02/18/11).