The Uninsured Hate Obamacare; The Insured Hate It, Too; Progressive Henry Waxman Ends 40-Year House Career, Blames Tea Party; No Fair Fight For ‘Fair Use’; House GOP Cuts Immigration Reform Baby In Half – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-30-2014


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Watch: Another Example Of Obama’s ‘Affordable’ Healthcare

In another example of just how affordable Obamacare is making health insurance for average Americans, Simonetta’s Collision Repair Center, a small business in Pennsylvania, shared its story of huge premium and deductible increases for its employees’ health insurance plans with a local news station. If You Like Your Health Plan…


As Enrollment Deadline Looms, Number Of Uninsured Who Hate Obamacare Skyrockets

A new Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds fewer uninsured Americans hold a favorable opinion of Obamacare than at any time since the law went into effect. That’s because they’ve had four months to digest an unending parade of news reports that show the law playing havoc with the finances of people who’ve seen their standing insurance rates skyrocket under the Affordable Care Act. You Can Keep It… 


Government Views On Fair Use Troubling For Small Content Creators

Copyright reform hearings continue to lumber along in the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s in the Judiciary Committee marking the seventh in as many months. This hearing was dedicated to “The Scope of Fair Use,” and though the panel of witnesses was more diverse than in some of the earlier hearings, there were still some disappointing trends. Read More… 


Henry Waxman To End Political Career; Blames The Tea Party

Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) says he is retiring after 40 years as one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill. Guess who he’s blaming? Read More… 


House Republicans Go For Half Measure On Immigration Reform

House Republican leaders Thursday endorsed granting legal status but “no special path to citizenship” for undocumented immigrants. “There will be no special path to citizenship for individuals who broke our nation’s immigration laws. …Rather, these persons could live legally …but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits),” they concluded. Read More…

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