cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
President Obama has taken a shot at Staples, Inc. because this company has had the audacity to try to find the best ways to work with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while obeying the law and delivering good results for its stockholders. He has said they are “undercutting” his law and says further that large corporations should not use the health insurance issue as an excuse for cutting wages.
Those signed up for ObamaCare this year are averaging $268 per month in premium forgiveness. There are some 6.5 million people in that category. That totals nearly $21,000,000 annually in subsidies paid by the government to the health plans providing the coverage. It is easy to see why the major health insurance companies were so eager to jump onto the ObamaCare bandwagon. Their revenue streams have taken a significant jump and their profits have increased also.
It is surprising to learn (tongue firmly in cheek), but our Congress is fighting over the budget numbers for the Homeland Security Department. I had to think hard about just what this Department is responsible for and who it oversees. If there is going to be a budgetary lapse, just who will be affected and at what cost to our country?
Brian Williams has made his NBC employer a little jumpy, no doubt, with his “mis-remembering” of being shot down in a helicopter. The idea of mis-remembering rather than creating an out-and-out falsehood for self-aggrandizement is ridiculous. That he was permitted to make a faux apology on NBC’s Nightly News is testimony to the need NBC apparently feels for obfuscation over truth, and for protecting the franchise rather than doing what is right.