afghanistan

Refugee or Infiltrator? Who’s to Say?

The dire humanitarian situations in Syria, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere are of epic proportions but no longer making headline news even though massive numbers of people are continuing to flee brutal, totalitarian regimes. As the world gazes on, it seems obvious what to do to help these helpless people but that would mean the opening of borders. In a different time this would have been the answer but given the nature of today’s enemy, this is definitely not the answer. 

What To Expect In 2014: Obamacare, Immigration Reform, Budget Battles & More


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Obamacare, Medicaid & Medicare

In 2014, an expansion of Medicaid, with an increased cost burden for taxpayers, is expected. This is according to the Kaiser Family Foundation which has also projected Obamacare adding another 20 millionnew Medicaid dependents. It is estimated this expansion will add an average of 13% in costs to state budgets in 2014 alone.

The health insurance premium “sticker shock” will continue in 2014 as the reality of higher premiums really hits home. Most Americans, but especially the young and healthy, will have to come to grips with health insurance premium increases anywhere between 50% and 150%. And, to make matters worse, employers will continue to cut full-time workers back to part-time by reducing employees’ hours per week from 40 to 29 or less. This is being done to minimize the number of employees qualifying for the expensive Obamacare-compliant coverage.

Because businesses must pay more to purchase Obamacare-compliant plans, remaining employer-based health insurance policies will have higher out-of-pocket costs for employees, including higher co-pays and deductibles.

What Caused Sgt. Robert Bales to Snap?

This has been the most blaring case of military personnel meltdown since the My Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968 when Lt. William Calley, an American soldier in South Viet Nam snapped and opened fire on unarmed civilians, killing 347-504. The remorseful man regretted this for the rest of his life.

Capitol Hill Update: Signs of America's Surrender in Afghanistan

 

Is the Democrat Party getting ready to surrender yet another American ally to our enemies?  There are signs that this could be the case.  In today's "The Washington Times," a front-page story has the headline:  "Will Army brass get day in Congress?"  The article says that the Republicans in Congress are eager to help Obama's generals in the Pentagon receive a troop surge in Afghanistan which the generals need to successfully win the war.   

The question of the year is, will the president listen to his generals and give them the extra troops needed for victory in Afghanistan?  Obama's hero, Republican President Abraham Lincoln, listened to his generals, especially Ulysses S. Grant, and won the Civil War.   

Considering the track record of the anti-war majority faction in the Democrat Party, victory against our enemies in Afghanistan does not look promising.  The anti-war Democrat majority in the early 1970's forced a surrender to America's communist enemies in South Vietnam.  This same anti-war faction almost caused America to surrender in Iraq just a few years ago, but President George W. Bush listened to his generals and gave them the troop "surge" they requested and the war in Iraq has been won.  

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