Thursday, June 28, 2012

ACA Upheld

There has been lots of news this morning!  The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Scotusblog and Scotus-cover-it-live has had updates and analysis all morning.

Some right wingers have had their brains exploding and underwear filling up with excrement over the ruling. The Republicans, who've had their party hats ready for SCOTUS to rule the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, have had to put away their celebration gear.  Boehner is probably crying.

The Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act because they believe that health care is a privilege, and only for the rich.  Boehner, Cantor, and others will be introducing legislation to repeal the ACA. The best way to make sure that Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the Republicans don't get their way is to vote for Democrats and re-elect President Obama.

Now that health care has been settled, will Republicans work on creating jobs? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Boehner and Cantor announced they will start the repeal for the Affordable Care Act on July 11th.  Hey, John and Eric, get over it!!!!  Americans want jobs and Republicans are once again playing politics and going back over decided legislation.  Republicans are a bunch of time wasters!!!

>>>>>  Have you heard that right wing tool, Eric Cantor, has a phenomenal Democratic opponent?  Check out the webpage for Democrat Wayne Powell.

>>>>> Have you visited the FEC to check out the expenditures for the committee called, Citizens for Josh Mandel (OH S2OH00170(1).csv)? I have.  Here are my comments and questions:

1.   I was just wondering why there are are notations for "Refund for Excessive Contribution" and "Contribution Refund" on the report?  Doesn't Mandel's campaign inform contributors how much can be contributed?

2.   Although I haven't had the chance to add up all of the travel expenses, it appears that Josh Mandel has used "travel expenses" for an extraordinary amount of expenditures.  Where did he go and what part of the week did he travel?  Did he travel during times when he should have been in his Treasurer's office?

3.   Can a candidate provide an employee a $5,000 "compensation bonus" (on 3/1/2012) as a campaign expenditure?

4.  If a candidate has a campaign headquarters that he/she pays rent for, why would they also be paying rent for a house in Marysville, OH?

5.  What does it mean when a campaign expenditure report has this "refund of an unacceptable contribution" as a note? What is an "unacceptable contribution" under the law?

We can only hope that Josh Mandel will answer some questions.