Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to ‘take it or leave it’ on Obamacare strategy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, walks to a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said conservatives are being told to “take it or leave it” when it comes to the emerging House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a major clash with leaders hoping to mark up legislation as soon as next week.

Republicans are trying to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can under a fast-track budget process that allows them to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Leaders have outlined a three-week timetable to get the legislation over to the Senate, where it must meet arcane budget rules and gather consensus among Republicans who hold a 52-seat majority.

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives — Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are worried about unwinding Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid for the poor or defunding Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice as part of the draft plan.

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Now you are talking my language. "Remove the road block to Trump's make America Great Again Agenda." We cannot allow that our great leader Trump faces any roadblocks. Thanks for joining me in proclaiming that Trump needs to indeed reign supreme! Any opposition or dissent needs to be removed immediately and permanently. A big thanks to you, my friend!

Exactly correct! (G)OP "leadership" at it again!

Get government out of the health industry mandate business.  Government will skrew it up even worst if given half a chance.  Allow Capitalism to govern prices and rewards.  The people are not as stupid as those in government that just want power over them.

The only solution... if the politicians' goal is a solution!

No G-Dam replacement No Gov. i my life or my health care. create a free and open market and get ride of state lines and allow them to compeat for the peoples busniess

stalling until it dies a natural death aint all that bad an idea at this point.  it doesn't work.  its not designed to work. its only designed to grab the congress by the throat and FORCE them to design another replacement fiasco .  we dont need this.  the destruction of our govt is what communists seek. just say NO MORE and wide open REPEAL it

Yeah....I think if they let it continue for a while longer so it can continue IMPLODING....it's going to be really hard to continue to call it the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Colonoscopy with a bent fork?   We could retire wealthy Frank....selling tickets for people who want to perform this procedure on him  ;o))))

The TEA Party needs to keep up the pressure on the White House... at least the new President is predisposed to listen to us, unlike the prior occupant...

Please use these two short links to go to web form Action Items where you can make your voice heard, directly to the White House and your reps in Congress:

1. Tell Trump No Vax Mandates: http://tinyurl.com/vaccinepolicy

2. Support Sen. Hatch's HSA bill, to include access to dietary supplements and natural remedies; this would be a game-changer! http://tinyurl.com/naturalremedieshsa

If we speak up, Congress and the President will listen!

Which creep is "telling them" that?? And, BTW, WE DON'T WANT A REPLACEMENT! Leave the free market the hell alone!

I would heed his warning.  Since Paul Ryan will do what he wants.  The people want a repeal and Rand thinks he won't do it.  So all eyes on this.

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1 Billion Dollar Net Worth!!! Oberlin College Claims Poverty To Avoid Paying Punitive Damages To Gibson’s Bakery

Although IRS reports show the university is worth around $1 billion, Oberlin College still claimed poverty to avoid paying punitive damages to Gibson’s Bakery.

As Breitbart News reported this week, the far-left Oberlin College lost a defamation case filed by Gibson’s Bakery after a local jury found the university liable for falsely accusing the family bakery of racism.

The jury ordered Oberlin on Friday to pay Gibson’s $11.2 million in compensatory damages for defamation and intentional interference with a business.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that “the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory.”

Legal Insurrection has been following the case for two years — since the beginning — and reports that the school’s only defense against a sizable punitive award is to pretend it is poor, despite holding assets that amount to a billion — with a “b” — dollars and despite paying some of its staffers more than a half-million dollars a year:

Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

“We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose.

However…

The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year.

Grifters gonna grift…

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, this nutball school apparently decided to take out its impotent woke-rage on this poor bakery, which has been part of the Oberlin community for more than a century.

It all started when three Oberlin students (who would later plead guilty in a plea deal) attempted to steal bottles of wine.

The proprietors caught the students and, while attempting to hold them until police arrived, were allegedly roughed up by the shoplifters. But because the students are black and the proprietors white — and with no respect for due process or facts — Oberlin staffers and students decided some vigilantism was in order and did everything in their considerable power to destroy this local bakery forever, to smite it off the map.

Classes were canceled so hundreds of students could protest in front of the small store while enjoying free food and drink, courtesy of the school. School staffers handed out fliers that basically described the family-owned bakery as the local branch of the KKK.

As a result, the bakery had to lay off almost all of its employees and barely avoided bankruptcy.

In the end, the three shoplifters said race had nothing to do with what happened.

For those of you interested in incurring $200,000 in debt before you even enter the workforce, it looks as though you can major in Mob Justice at Oberlin.

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