Speaking of Obamacare…

Both educational and entertaining, this video by Remy and Reason TV explains one of the reasons health care in America is so expensive:

Shouldn’t we get to choose what we want our health plans to cover?

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown avoiding his constituents

Some ears shut more easily than others?

As of this writing, the Web site of my Democrat senator, Sherrod Brown, displays this message upon arrival at the main page:

Government Shutdown Information

Dear Constituents,

Thank you for visiting my website. Unfortunately, due to the recent temporary lapse in government funding my Senate office has been shut down.

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Andrew Stiles continues to do yeoman’s work on the shutdown at National Review Online.

“When Tip Did It: Tip O’Neill presided over two-thirds of the government shutdowns since 1976.”

The government shut down on October 1 for the 18th time since 1976, after the House and Senate could not agree on a resolution to fund it. Democrats have accused Republicans of negotiating with “a bomb strapped to their chest” and putting “a gun to everybody’s head,” as if it were an anomalous development in the modern political era for Congress to seek to extract policy concessions from the White House by withholding spending authorization. The resulting shutdown, Democrats now suggest, is as unprecedented as it is deplorable. . . .

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Remarkable video (posted to Youtube by the Washington Free Beacon, originally broadcast on CNN), where Harry Reid won’t answer the hard questions, and then attacks the reporter for asking:

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Mark Steyn has some interesting thoughts on recent parliamentary maneuverings in Congress.

Andrew C. McCarthy, after discussing the relevant history forcefully and at length, concludes,

The American people do not want Obamacare, and the representatives closest to them have voted not to spend the people’s money on it. According to the Constitution, that should be the end of the matter.

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