Idiot Democrat: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

Image result for rep jim mcdermott is an idiot memeRep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.”

McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work.

“They want to take out the individual mandate somehow – that we think we should have people just riding on the backs of other people in this country. I don’t think that’s – that’s not American,” McDermott said.

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It  is UN-American to force free individual citizens to buy anything - period!!

Washington, how many more times are you going let this moron go back to DC.

Week ahead: AT&T-Time Warner merger under scrutiny

By Ali Breland

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on AT&T's proposed $85 billion deal to purchase Time Warner.

Lawmakers will examine antitrust concerns over the planned tie-up between wireless giant AT&T and an entertainment powerhouse that includes HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers.

The merger has become a political flash point, attracting critics from both sides of the aisle.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has urged the Justice Department to kill the merger on the grounds that it would harm American consumers.

"This merger represents a gross concentration of power that runs counter to the public good and should be blocked," Sanders wrote in October.  

"The media and telecommunications landscape is changing," he added. "It is important that public policy concerns guide these changes, so that we may preserve our democratic discourse and open competitive markets for speech and commerce."

President-elect Donald Trump also criticized the merger on the campaign trail, saying that he wouldn't approve it if elected.

He characterized it as "an example of the power structure I am fighting."

"It's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few," Trump said.

But since the election, the president-elect's transition team has reportedly suggested otherwise to AT&T. After a meeting with the Trump team, AT&T reportedly expressed confidence they could close the deal.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes will both be testifying at the Wednesday hearing. Also appearing before the panel are Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters and Magnolia Pictures; Gene Kimmelman, president of Public Knowledge; and Daphna Ziman, the president Cinemoi.

The big merger isn't the only item on lawmakers' minds in the coming week. Congress is looking to quickly pass government funding and head home early for the holidays.

Funding is set to expire on Dec. 9th and lawmakers are looking at a continuing resolution running through March or April.

The last time lawmakers moved a continuing resolution in September, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led a fight to include language that would block the Obama administration from handing off oversight of the internet to an international body.

Cruz's effort failed, and the transition process for managing internet domains has already begun. But many tech watchers will be closely eyeing the spending bill for any efforts to undercut the transition.

There could also be a deal on Jessica Rosenworcel's confirmation to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the coming week.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Politico that they're "very close" to an agreement with Republicans who have stalled her Rosenworcel's nomination to a second term as a commissioner. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) has also expressed hopes for a deal.

Rosenworcel, a Dem, needs to be reconfirmed by the end of the year to remain on the panel.

Hanging over the prospects for a deal is FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's future plans.

Republicans want Wheeler to step down at the end of the Obama administration. Wheeler though has been coy on his plans. At the FCC's last open meeting he told reporters he hasn't yet set a departure date. GOP lawmakers would be less likely to allow Rosenworcel's confirmation if they know Wheeler intends to stay on.

So Megan Kelly will be working for AT&T doing phone commercials. . . . Maybe she will replace SERIUS . . . :) 

McDermott is just another democrat going against the election and Mr. Trump, we can expect to see more back stabbing of Mr. Trump in the future, and we must continue to support the president elect. One thing we do know, government and obumacare are one in the same, at least for now. I do not believe obamacare was ever more than a way for control of the people and making government larger, however it failed just as obuma has failed, and his legacy will be what we have known all along,he is a Loser and will go down in history as such. What is really sad is the fact that he failed because his agenda had nothing to do with America, other then to destroy it.

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Breaking — West Virginia Lawmakers Invite Persecuted Pro-Second Amendment Counties In Virginia To Join Their State

West Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to invite persecuted pro Second Amendment Counties to join their state.

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution to remind Virginia residents from Frederick County that they have a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia.

West Virginia freedom fighters broke away from Virginia Democrat slave owners during the Civil War.

This week West Virginia has once again invited persecuted Virginia pro 2-A counties to come join their state.

Sounds like a winning plan!

Resolution 8 reads as follows:

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8

(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter, Linville, Sypolt, Bibby, Hill, Ellington, Higginbotham, J. Kelly, Mandt, Pack, Dean and P. Martin)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

Whereas, The Legislature of West Virginia finds that in 1863, due to longstanding perceived attitudes of neglect for the interests of the citizens of Western Virginia, and a studied failure to address the differences which had grown between the counties of Western Virginia and the government at Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia was irretrievably divided, and the new State of West Virginia was formed; and

Whereas, Such division occurred as the Trans-Allegheny portions of Virginia perceived that they suffered under an inequitable measure of taxation by which they bore a disproportionate share of the tax burden; and

Whereas, That this perception was further compounded by the effects of a scheme of representation by which Trans-Allegheny Virginia was not allowed to have its proper and equitable share of representation in the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, That this arrangement arguably resulted in the tax dollars of Trans-Allegheny Virginia being used to enrich the Tidewater through internal improvements which did not benefit the people of Western Virginia, while the people of the Trans-Allegheny had little to no say in how their tax dollars were allocated; and

Whereas, Though this course led to an irreconcilable division, and the subsequent formation of West Virginia, yet, the longstanding peaceful cooperation between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia is a sign that such separation, undertaken even under the most challenging and onerous of circumstances, can, with the passage of time, yield lasting results which are beneficial to both sides; and

Whereas, In the intervening years, the same neglect for the interests of many of the remaining counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia has allegedly been evidenced by the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, Particularly, many citizens of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont contend that an inequitable measure of taxation exists by which they bear a disproportionate share of the present tax burden of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont also believe that, currently, a scheme of representation exists by which the citizens of Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont do not have a proper share of representation in the government at Richmond; and, consequently

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont believe that their tax dollars are used to enrich the Tidewater and Northern Virginia through internal improvements which do not benefit the people of these other parts of Virginia, while the people of these other parts of Virginia have little to no say in how their tax dollars are allocated; and

Whereas, In recent days, these tensions have been compounded by a perception of contempt on the part of the government at Richmond for the differences in certain fundamental political and societal principles which prevail between the varied counties and cities of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, in this string of grievances, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The Legislative body of West Virginia believes that this latest action defies the wise counsel which has come down to us in the august words of our common Virginia Founders: as the government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of a Signer of the Declaration and premier advocate of American independence, Richard Henry Lee-who stated in The Federal Farmer that “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that zealous guardian of our inherent rights, George Mason-who stated that “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of the declaimer of our independence and theoretician of our freedoms, Thomas Jefferson-who stated in his first draft of the Virginia Constitution, that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”; and

Whereas, The Boards of Supervisors of many Virginia counties and the Councils of many Virginia cities have recognized this dangerous departure from the doctrine of the Founders on the part of the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, These Boards of Supervisors and Councils have passed resolutions refusing to countenance what they affirm are unwarranted and unconstitutional measures by that government to infringe the firearm rights of Virginians; and

Whereas, The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension; and

Whereas, That, as has been proven in numerous instances, such as have been observed internationally in more recent times with the peaceful dissolutions of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and the creation of South Sudan, or, earlier in Virginia’s own history, with the formation of Kentucky, the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences; and

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions; and

Whereas, Providing that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall give its assent to any county or independent city presently part of the Commonwealth of Virginia having the opportunity and ability to do so, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia.

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