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Some healthcare reform advocates worry that a problem with the Affordable Care Act could leave some families unable to afford government-mandated health insurance, because a major prevision in the law could be construed to require businesses to offer affordable insurance coverage only to individuals. Furthermore, fixing this provision could cost taxpayers $50 billion a year.
On Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama announced commitments from major food retailers to expand more than 1,500 stores in order to provide more access to healthy food at more affordable prices, as part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity.
In another example of social media’s undeniable presence in the 2012 Presidential race, TheTeaparty.net presented the first-ever Presidential Twitter Debate on Wednesday. It was hosted by conservative Talk Radio network host Rusty Humphries, and conservative commentator and columnist S.E. Cupp tweeted the questions to candidates.
About a week after President Barack Obama vowed to veto any short-term solution to the debt ceiling issue, the Commander in Chief appears to have flip-flopped on his stance.
Part of the deficit-reduction proposal put forward by the “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators comprised of three Democrats and three Republicans, is reforming the tax code. The reforms would reduce the number of tax brackets from six to three. However, experts are divided as to whether these reforms will lower taxes or raise them.
The mainstream media have latched onto The Daily Caller’s article about Michele Bachmann suffering from migraines. The initial allegation was that, because her headaches are stress-induced, Bachmann may find the stressful job of the Presidency “incapacitating.”
Sometime after June Cleaver turned in her apron and retired to guest spots on “The Love Boat,” the feminist movement took center stage in what some called “the gender wars.” I’ve always thought that the boys lost to the girls right about the same time we started pretending we liked movies with Sally Field — and without the Trans-Am.
While the Federal government remains embroiled in the debt ceiling debate, more than 20 States are poised to record surpluses.
A California man, previously found guilty of threatening to kill or do bodily harm to a major Presidential candidate in comments on an Internet message board, had his conviction overturned by a Federal appeals court Tuesday. The court found that the man’s comments, which included several racist slurs and a demand for someone to “shoot” then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, were protected under the First Amendment as free speech.
The Republican Party’s “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill — which seeks to end the debt ceiling debate — was recently passed by the House by a vote of 234-190.