Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Only 2 Californians make Gallup’s ‘most admired’ list

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Clint Eastwood

Every December Gallup asks Americans whom they "most admire." Not surprisingly, this year's winners repeated from last year. At 16 percent, President Obama was the most admired man. And at 15 percent, former Secretary of State -- and potential next president -- Hillary Clinton was the most admired w...

New Mexico residents resisting Obamacare ‘central control’

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

A member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange just reported only 291 people have signed up for Obamacare in her state. The New Mexico state motto is, "Crescit eundo," which means, "It grows as it goes." But it appears the New Mexico health exchange isn't growing, n...

Sally Pipes: No ‘Progress’ under Obamacare

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Obamacare exemptions, beeler, cagle, Dec. 26, 2013

Sally Pipes is the president and CEO of's parent think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. She already has written three books about Obamacare, the latest being "The Cure for Obamacare," only a couple of months old. So she knows this policy. Her new article in Forbes updates the...

EDD employees nap, watch TV, surf net, while claims stack up

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

My three-part series about the Employment Development Department computer system upgrade has some in the agency wanting to unload. Apparently EDD officials' explanation of the newly updated $100 million computer system "glitches," and claims of understaffing, aren't the whole story, according to som...

McClintock: Ryan budget plan riddled with dishonesty

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Tom McClintock, once the shrewdest guy in the Legislature, is now among the shrewder people in Congress. Last night the Northern California lawmaker sent out a column trashing the two-year budget compromise approved by the House at the behest of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Here...

Paul Ryan budget deal begs question: Why Republicans?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Paul Ryan

January will begin in earnest the California mid-term election cycle. Although Gov. Jerry Brown's seat likely is secure, assuming he's running for re-election, Republicans hope to gain seats in the California Legislature and in California's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives. (No state ...

Ugly dust up over GOP Assembly health care site

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The California State Assembly website, Covering Health Care: A California Resource Guide, has become something of a media kerfuffle. But many of the messages coming from the media and social media, are false and misleading. "Helping You Navigate Federal Health Care Changes," the website home pag...

Chart shows stock market NOT setting records

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Dow chart of the day, against gold, Dec. 4, 2013

The following chart plots the Dow Jones Industrial Average against gold since 1978. This is important because gold is the only real money. Paper currencies are manipulated by central banks and governments. Remember what happened to the Zimbabwean dollar? How about Confederate dollars or Reichsmarks?...

Covered CA throws a party – only 10 sign up

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This week California’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, Covered California, rented the Sacramento Convention Center, and opened its doors to the public for a sign-up party, complete with balloons and press. CBS 13 reported 1,500 people showed up to apply and enroll in person. The hea...

Californians, you can “keep your insurance” a little longer

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I received my notice of cancellation from Anthem Blue Cross October 14, stating my company's health insurance plan will no longer be available Jan. 1, 2014. But as a 20-year former Human Resource professional, panic did not set in. Instead, I was angry. I have a really good PPO plan. My annual...