April 3, 2013

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On the impracticality of Obamacare…

Folks, Obamacare, I don't think it can work. I don't think it can be successfully implemented. Now, that can be disastrous, by the way. The people in charge of it may not ever realize that and may try to make a go out of an absolute disaster. But I don't think so. All of these rules and regulations… I know health care is important to people, but administering this is gonna be impossible, even with 16,000 new IRS agents. People are gonna have to fill out a 61-page form just to qualify for a subsidy at one of these exchanges. Not every state signed up for the exchange, so some states are not even messing with Obamacare. Some states are basically punting Obamacare, as much as they can. And those states, I think, is where the savior in all this is gonna end up being found.

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February 18, 2013

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On the bankruptcy of Obamacare’s high-risk health insurance pool for pre-existing conditions…

This law [Obamacare] is going to collapse on itself, if it doesn't get full-fledged resources of the states, and it's not going to have those. This law mandates things that the federal government has no idea yet are mandated, because not everybody has studied this thing. It's gonna require expenditures that nobody's aware of yet. We don't have the money for any of this! This thing is a time bomb waiting to blow up out there, and it's gonna blow up. I'll tell you when it's gonna blow. I just know what's going to happen. It's gonna blow up when there are very few, if any, options left in the private insurance market. And by then, it's gonna be too late.

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February 6, 2013

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On Obamacare…

President Obama's health care law. We have more health care news, and every day we learn more about what an utter disaster this is, what an utter disaster awaits us. This is from the Washington Times, Stephen Dinan. "President Obama's health care law will push seven million people out of their job-based insurance coverage -- nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released [yesterday]." Folks, you know all this. I don't know whether you remember it or not, but all during the debate and the run-up to Obamacare, I mentioned to you what the ultimate objective of it is. That's single-payer, government-run health care. They know they can't get there overnight by promoting that or putting that up for a vote, and Obama admitted this (we played the tape) to his buddies at the Service Employees International Union. What he told his union buddies back in 2007 -- and we've aired this before. We aired it during the campaign. The low-information voters didn't care. I don't know that too many people did, either. I don't think anybody really yet knows what is headed their way when this stuff hits.

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October 5, 2012

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On breaking news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%…

There you have it, folks. The economy's back. The stimulus worked. The job council's programs all worked. Obamacare worked. Look at all the jobs, 114,000 new jobs created, and as I told you last December, this would happen. The unemployment rate under 8%. It's 7.9, but it doesn't matter, 7.8, 7.9, whatever's after the decimal point doesn't matter. It's the seven that matters, and the reason it does is that no incumbent president has ever been reelected with the unemployment rate over 8%. It's that simple. So they had to get the number down, and they found a way to do it.

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August 1, 2012

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On the importance of today in American history…

This is August 1st, folks. August 1st, 2012… Also happening on August 1st -- the Chic fil-A revolution. Supporting the right to voice your religious beliefs. That’s what this is about. You got two Democrat mayors, who essentially said Christians aren’t desired in our towns. You can strip away, you know Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Values and all that. All this is about is the fact that the head honcho at Chic fil-A is an open Christian, he’s out of the closet, and Rahm Emanuel says he’s not welcome here. We don’t want people like that… so Christians are told, don’t come to Chicago, don’t come to Boston. Well guess what. This is how they say, “Up Yours.” This is how they say, “In Your Face.” So on August 1st, the Chic fil-A revolution, supporting your right to voice your religious beliefs, and August 1st also the beginning of Obamacare mandating that religious institutions violate their religious beliefs by providing birth control and drugs that facilitate abortion, against their religious beliefs. August 1st. What a profound day in history.

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July 25, 2012

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On recent CBO estimates that the cost of Obamacare has come down, owing to the Supreme Court’s ruling…

Just so you know, the “non-partisan” budget scorekeeper [at the] CBO is being headed at present by a woman, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, who has been the Deputy Assistant Director to CBO’s Health Services Department since the middle of 2011. She has donated more than $26,000 to Democrat candidates, $2,300 of that going to Obama in 2008. Before Obamacare was passed she was cited as an Obama spokeswoman. In 2009-2010 she visited the Obama White House eight times. She is the non-partisan budget scorekeeper at CBO. She’s an Obama hack.



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July 9, 2012

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On what it will take for Mitt Romney to win the election…

Romney is gonna have to start treating Obama the same way he did Newt and Santorum, folks. He’s gonna have to do that… Romney has got to realize that running a campaign on traditional American values is not enough. Sad to say. That’s the hard, cold reality. Simply running around and telling people he’s gonna fix the economy – “What? What are you gonna do with the economy? Yeah we all know it stinks – what are you gonna do? What’s the plan?” … 59 points? Can you tell me three of them? You can’t. So don’t tell me there’s 59 points. He may as well have zero, you can’t tell me what any of ‘em are. Big whoop. It’s not enough to say you’re gonna repeal Obamacare. Because there’s no accompanying talk from Republicans in congress that have similar type energy. This has to be about Obama. This campaign has to be about Obama and Romney’ll have to look at Obama the way he tarred Newt and the way he tarred Santorum… But Obama’s not black, he’s not Martian, he’s not white. He’s the Destructor and he’s gotta be stopped! In order for the country to be the country Romney thinks it is. This guy, I don’t care what his race is. It’s all about policy. It’s all about a program of economic destruction that cannot be an accident.

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July 2, 2012

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On how some things won’t be changing, even if Obamacare is fully implemented…

There’s still going to be private-sector healthcare for the rich. It will still exist. It exists in Great Britain. It exists in Cuba. Do you think Fidel uses what his citizens use? Ha! Doctors from Spain flew over to try to fix his colon, which came detached ‘cause he didn’t want to wear a bag. That’s when he got sick, he got really infected in there. But in this country it’s gonna be the same. If you don’t want to buy insurance… ‘cause you’re a rich guy, you pay the fine and then you make a deal with the doctor and the hospital he works at, you put it on your credit card, or you write ‘em a check, somehow you pay him direct, it’ll cost less with no insurance but that’s still gonna be available.

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June 29, 2012

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On the Supreme Court Obamacare ruling…

A giant, total fraud was perpetrated on this country yesterday. The Supreme Court, as an institution, is forever tarnished. There are now no limits, anywhere, on the size, scope, the growth, of government. We were the victims of a purposeful, intentional fraud yesterday. There is no way – were anybody in Washington concerned about the constitution – there is no way Obamacare gets anywhere close to being law in this country. There is no way it even approaches constitutionality. And the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court knew that. Felt it was his duty, however, to “save” the legislation. I don’t even care about motivation. I don’t care if it’s ‘cause he wants the New York Times and Washington Post to love him. I don’t care if it’s ‘cause he wants to be the next John Marshall. I don’t care. All I know is that we were defrauded in front of our eyes.

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June 27, 2012

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On the Supreme Court’s impending decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare…

Many people I know, and many people I don’t know, are now predicting what the Supreme Court is going to do on Obamacare tomorrow. And I haven’t kept a running tally of all the predictions from people I know and people I don’t know, in the media and outside the media. But it sure seems like most people think, that at a minimum, the mandate’s gone. By 5-4. With Roberts writing the majority opinion and Ginsburg writing the dissent.

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June 28, 2012 [ Court Ruling on Obamacare ]

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On the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, that Obamacare is constitutional…

What we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. What we have been told by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and four liberals on the court – Obamacare’s just a massive tax increase. That’s all it is. Obama lied to us about that. He lied to Democrats – lied, it wasn’t a tax, there was no way it was a tax. The Chief Justice was hell-bound, hell-bent to find a way to make this law applicable, so he just decided, “You know what? As a tax increase it works, because there’s no limit on the federal government’s ability to tax. It’s right there in the preamble to the constitution: right there in Article 1, Section 8, General Welfare Clause. It’s been established. Congress can tax whatever, whoever, whenever, how much they want.” … Even when they don’t ask for it, the Supreme Court is gonna find a way to make what they want to do legal, ‘cause John Roberts said, “It’s not our job here to forbid this. It’s not our job to protect people from outcomes. It’s not our job to determine what it is, right or wrong, or any of that, we just get to look at it and we can’t forbid this, this is what the elected representatives of the people want.” Now the elected representatives of the people were deceived.

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March 30, 2012

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On political commentator Juan Williams’ analysis that a supreme court ruling against Obamacare’s constitutionality is a lose/lose proposition politically – for everyone…


I know Juan Williams. I’ve been interviewed by Juan Williams. I like Juan Williams. But Juan do you even care what the bill says? Here we are, once again, analyzing the political ramifications for Obama, and for the Republicans – what about for the people? What about for the citizens of this country who are going to lose a significant amount of freedom? What about the constitution? The very foundation of it will be forever altered. The constitution limits what government can do. Pure and simple. That’s what it does. And this one piece of legislation throws that out and opens the door for government control over every aspect of life. Does this not matter? This is not an independent, isolated, political exercise. This is real life here. And I am struck by how many in the pundit class – the exulted, higher, elevated, more-than-the-rest-of-us, don’t even get that. Or they’re uninterested in it. Or they don’t see any use in talking about it. The political prism is all that matters. What about real life? What about the concept of liberty? What about the concept of the constitution that limits government? This is how you lose it. With people not caring. Not knowing. Even worse. People here incapable of seeing the big picture with this. And these, we are told, are the exulted ones. These are the ones smarter than we are.


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March 28, 2012

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On predictions by some liberal pundits that a Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare will help Obama in November…

We’ve got an economy that’s in a shambles, there aren’t any new jobs… there’s nothing, there’s not one element of Obama’s record on which he can run for reelection. There’s not one thing they can tout, that has been good for America, and thus Obama deserves four more years. Not one thing! So. The Supreme Court throws out the mandate. Let’s say. And let’s say they throw out some other parts of the law. What are they saying in Realville, where real people live? The Supreme Court has just said “Obamacare is illegal.” That’s what “unconstitutional” means – it’s illegal. They want to try and spin that as a positive? Let ‘em try. Let them try spinning, Obama’s signature legislation – the thing his name’s on. Obamacare! The great savior of this country. And the Supreme Court says it’s illegal.


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March 14, 2012

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On the new revised figures released by the CBO concerning the cost of Obamacare…

You can go back and look at any liberal social program you want – you can look at the Great Society, the War on Poverty, AFDC, Food Stamps – any program. It always costs far more than what we’re told when the legislation is signed. It never costs less, it never costs the same. Major entitlement legislation like this. So yesterday the CBO released new projections for 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as we critics expected. The ten year cost of Obamacare’s core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned from $940 (billion) to $1.76 trillion. It’s almost double.


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February 6, 2012

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Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today… On the sheer scale of the coming Obamacare disaster if it is not repealed…

Everybody – everybody – has to comply with Commissar Sebelius when it comes to the health care arrangements that you make… It’s one size fits all, from Maine to Hawaii, for everybody… Obamacare is one size fits all health care for 310 million people, from Maine to Hawaii. That’s why it’s going to be a bigger disaster than Canadian government health care, or [the] British National Health Service, of health care in Europe, because nobody has ever attempted government health care on this scale before. And as Commissar Sebelius makes clear, this administration is now going to impose one size fits all for everybody. Doesn’t matter if you receive federal dollars or the rest of it. If you’re an employer, this is what you do, this is what you’ve got to do. And that’s why this election is critical. Because if a stake is not driven through the heart of Obamacare, early next year, as soon as the next president takes office, this thing will never be killed. If it’s not killed in this next presidential term it will never be killed, and we will be stuck with this thing for good, and government health care fundamentally transforms the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to junkie and pusher and eventually any competing institutions with a different view of things – whether it’s the Catholic Church or anybody else – just shrivels away, and you just have this one big government monolith determining everything.


January 27, 2012

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On the debate clash last night between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum over Obamacare…

Mitt Romney, in the debate last night, said “All of this talk about health care is not worth getting angry about.” And yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is. It is worth getting angry about, it is worth being angry about, and it’s worth staying angry about… Santorum said “We can’t afford to give away this issue.” We can’t afford for the issue of Obamacare to be subordinated to anything else that’s being discussed up there.

January 6, 2012

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On which Republican candidate Obama would prefer to run against…

You think they don’t want to run against Romney? So you’ve got Romney advisors that were hijacked to help put together Obamacare, and now you’ve got Obama who’s about to institute a mortgage-refinance plan that is the idea of a Romney advisor. And yet we’re being told – “They’re scared to run against Romney, they really don’t want to run against Romney.” I don’t see it that way.

December 28, 2011

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Mark Belling is filling in for Rush today… On the lack of good news in advance of the full implementation of Obamacare…

I swear every three weeks, you’ll see a story about something – it’s never good – and then the phrase they put between the commas is “part of a little-known provision in President Barack Obama’s health care law”. The whole thing is filled with little-known provisions. Isn’t that what Nancy Pelosi said? “Well we’re just going to have to pass it and find out what’s in it.” Well now we find out what’s in it. Have we yet had one thing come out that’s in it, that’s been good? If there was, if there was just one thing in this, or one ramification – and we’re only in the early stages of this – if there was one thing that was working out well, can you imagine how the media would be trumpeting it? Obama would be there at wherever that magical place was where something good was happening because we passed Obamacare. Everything that happens as a result of this turns out to be a bad thing.

November 25, 2011

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[Rebroadcast material]… On why President Obama would ask the Supreme Court for an expedited ruling on Obamacare…

We’ve mentioned a couple possibilities as to why the regime has asked for a quick review and decision from the Supreme Court on Obamacare. And I want to throw out another possibility. Given where Obama is in the polls – and folks, it is much worse than the state-controlled media polls indicate – I think it’s disastrous. Simple logic would tell us, it’s disastrous. We are on the verge of a depression. The idea that the incumbent President has a chance to be reelected is absurd, in those circumstances. Yet the media narrative each day is of course just the opposite because Obama’s their guy… So they ask for a quick review of Obamacare. One of two ways to look at it. They’re either very confident they’re going to win this thing, or – or – given who Obama is, a community organizer who loves agitating people, and who is probably very connected, if not personally, his regime, to these Wall Street protests, and he’s … egging them on, and so is Biden. They’re egging these people on. So there’s a part of me that says Obama would love the court declaring Obamacare unconstitutional. I think Obama loves playing a victim. I think he would love to take that to the bank and say, “See what they’re doing to your free healthcare?”

November 14, 2011

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On the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up Obamacare for deliberation in March of 2012…

The regime is out there saying they want an early decision. The regime is suggesting they would like a decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare next June. That’s gonna have a possibility, the potential of making health care the issue during the campaign. And I don’t know how that works out for the regime, folks. If you look at what just happened in Ohio, where Issue 3, 66% of the American people want no part of the mandate requiring them to buy insurance, the news about health care every day, it gets worse, in terms of people losing their insurance, costs going up. But the regime claims that they want this decision before the election. And they’re out there predicting victory.

September 21, 2011

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On President Obama’s assertion that he is a warrior fighting on behalf of the middle class…

What is it specifically that Barack Obama has done to protect the middle class? What is it? Was it passing a law that raises their health insurance premiums until they become unaffordable? Was it putting the country on a path to socialized medicine, is that among the things he’s done for the middle class? Was it a moratorium on drilling for oil and gas that has contributed to increased gas and energy costs? Was it all these jobs that have miraculously been created under Obama? Was it conducting a war on prosperity that has resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs, double-digit unemployment, eleven-plus percent in real numbers? Is that what he did for the middle class? Was it pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to smother private sector businesses with regulations that stifle growth and profitability? Was that what he’s done for the middle class? Was it pushing a tax increase on people earning $200,000 that will result in yet another wave of layoffs and business closings?

March 3, 2011

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On Reuters' deceptive description of the conflict between the Obama Administration and Judge Vinson over ObamaCare.


You shlubs at Reuters, you've got to try your tricks with other people. It's just not gonna work here. 'Judge Refuses to Halt Implementation'? That's their first slug. 'Judge Refuses to Halt Regime from Implementing Health care Law.' Hardly. So Judge Vinson has maintained again the entire health care law is unconstitutional. He can't believe that he was unclear. He was totally clear. He can't believe they waited two weeks before filing a motion to clarify. He expected the government lawyers to seek a stay of the ruling immediately. That they would effectively ignore the order and judgment for two and a half weeks, and continue to implement the Act, and only then file a belated motion to clarify? That was not expected. He thought he'd been perfectly clear in what he said... He has vacated the law. And they continue to implement it as though he doesn't exist.

March 4, 2011

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On the Obama Administration's responses to Judge Vinson's rulings against ObamaCare.


What's going on here, is the Regime is trying to run out the clock. The more of this that gets implemented, they know the tougher it's gonna be to extract it. We know this too. That's why "Repeal repeal repeal" – screw replacing. "Repeal repeal repeal" has been the order of the day... the judge issued his ruling: vacate the law. It's unconstitutional. Two weeks later the Regime files a motion, "Did You Really Mean to Say Our Law is Unconstitutional? Did You Really Mean to Vacate It?" And that's when Vinson wrote what he wrote yesterday, and it was clear that he was irritated in the process. So the media, and the regime, are doing everything they can to thwart the rule of law in this country.

April 6, 2011

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On Democrat demagoguery in response to Paul Ryan's new budget plan.


The Democrat reaction to the new Republican budget that Paul Ryan presented yesterday is nothing new. They always claim that people are gonna die, old people, kids, whatever – Republican budgets kill people. When in fact, if anybody's gonna die because of government action in this country, it's gonna be because of Obamacare, and death panels.

June 20, 2011

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On the Obama Administration’s decision to stop handing out Obamacare waivers.


The reason they’re not going to grant any more waivers is because they don’t want the Republicans to be able to have the issue going in to the election. Well that’s all fine and dandy, the Republicans have the issue. The people, the companies, all these Union buddies of Obama, these people who’ve gotten these waivers – unions, Pelosi’s friends, Harry Reid’s entire state, they’ve already gotten their waiver. And that issue isn’t gonna go away... It’s still a big issue for the Republicans. The question is, will the Republicans nominate anybody with the guts to use it?