Obamacare Forcing Hospital Closures; Federal Debt Doubled In Five Years; States Crack Down On Drones; Texas Dem Admits Abusing Voting List; Obama: Losing Jobs Is A Good Thing – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 2-19-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The fourth Georgia hospital in two years is closing its doors due to severe financial difficulties caused by Obamacare’s payment cuts for emergency services. Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • The marketable debt of the U.S. government has more than doubled – climbing by 106 percent – while President Barack Obama has been in office, increasing from $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009 to $11,825,322,000,000 at the end of January 2014, according to the U.S. Treasury’s latest Monthly Statement of the Public Debt. Source: CNS News…

 

  • Washington State passed a law Monday limiting the government’s use of drones to situations where a warrant is given, during military training, and some limited cases where there is an emergency of immediate danger of death. Drones could also be used to monitor wildlife and the environment. In Wisconsin, the state senate voted Tuesday to make it a crime to deploy a drone with audio and video capabilities. It would also make it a crime to obtain or own a “weaponized” drone. Source: Truth Revolt… 

 

  • In an apparent violation of State law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic Party’s quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O’Keefe reveals. Source: Breitbart Texas…

 

  • The White House lauded a Congressional Budget Office report on the proposed minimum wage hike to $10.10 per hour while brushing off one key finding: that such a bill could cost half a million jobs, and maybe more. Source: PJ Tatler…

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