NH Democrats Lying About the AHCA (Just Like They Lied About Obamacare)

Democrats lied repeatedly about Obamacare, when they were trying to pass it.  The video below, for example, shows 36 instances when Obama lied about being able to keep your current healthcare plan.  Actually, Obamacare would have forced insurance companies to cancel millions of policies.

He also repeatedly stated that under Obamacare premiums would go down $2,500.00 per family.  Another lie.

Well, the Democrats are using the same tactic -lie- to prevent the repeal and replacing of Obamacare.  From the twitter feed of the New Hampshire Democrats (May 24th):

The statement that the AHCA kicks 23 million off health insurance is a blatant lie.  From the Weekly Standard (addressing the first version of the AHCA):

Nowhere in the Congressional Budget Office’s projections about the American Health Care Act did the agency say the bill would cause 24 million to “lose” coverage—cancel it or take it from them. The report, rather, estimated that the total number of individuals insured under the Republican plan would eventually be 24 million fewer than the total insured under Obamacare. Why is that?

… it’s because some consumers would choose not to buy insurance if they’re not penalized for lacking it. “CBO and [the Joint Committee on Taxation] estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law. Most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate,” the report reads.

The remainder is a projection of the number who will not sign up for Obamacare Medicaid Expansion under the AHCA.  Again from the Weekly Standard:

… those who are potential Medicaid enrollees cannot possibly lose Medicaid if they don’t have it in the first place. Democrats might say that such individuals are being deprived by the GOP’s action. But that’s for a separate policy discussion—one in which Republicans have their own ideas for how to provide poor Americans access to affordable health care.

This tweet from the New Hampshire Democrats is also a blatant lie:

The comparison assumes that the 64 year old will purchase the same policy under the AHCA as under Obamacare.  But why should a 64 year old be forced to purchase insurance for birth control, maternity coverage or pediatric care, to name just a few of the so-called “essential health benefits” under Obamacare that are hardly essential for a 64 year old?  Under the AHCA, States will have the option to apply for waivers.  The CBO report concedes that:

The ways in which federal agencies, states, insurers, employers, individuals, doctors, hospitals, and other affected parties would respond to the changes made by the legislation are all difficult to predict, so the estimates discussed in this document are uncertain. In particular, states would have a wide range of options—notably, the optional waivers discussed above that would allow them to modify the minimum set of benefits that must be provided by insurance sold in the nongroup and small-group markets and that would permit medical underwriting for people who did not demonstrate continuous coverage. The array of market regulations that states could implement makes estimating the outcomes especially uncertain.  … 

Not surprisingly, the #nhpolitics press are not holding the Democrats accountable for these blatant lies  And, in addition, the #nhpolitics press is letting the Democrats get away with the lie that Obamacare is working.  It’s not:

How Representative Sherry Frost Has Elevated Political Discourse in New Hampshire

The tweet from Representative Sherry Frost, aka Representative Potty-Mouth, that first became notorious was this one, calling State Senators “fuckers” for voting to reform New Hampshire’s concealed-carry law:

That tweet appeared on January 10, 2017, on the same day Potty-Mouth also tweeted “fuck fuck fuckity fuck”:

and referred to Mississippi “Mississ-fucking-sippi”:

a few days prior, she had dropped the F-bomb in referring to the Second Amendment right to bear arms:

Equally notorious tweets appeared in subsequent months:

Yet, despite this inability to control herself, Representative Potty-Mouth, was shocked –shocked– that her colleagues took it seriously when she tweeted that she felt like killing some of them:

Potty-Mouth’s tweeting appears to have spawned multiple wanna-be-potty-mouths.  One called a female GOP State Representative the “C-word”:

Another posted a picture depicting Kellyanne Conway as a dominatrix and suggested a conservative tweeter ‘s male body-part was underwhelming:

The New Hampshire Democrat Party apparently sees nothing wrong with any of this.  To the contrary, their position –apparently– is that dropping F-bombs, calling female legislators the C-word, and depicting a senior GOP female counselor to the President as a dominatrix is what the First Amendment is all about:

Croydon Amendment is Unconstitutional – 1st Amendment Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Schools

This tweet got my attention earlier today:

The #DyingPaper editorial was not very informative.  It didn’t really explain the need for an amendment, never mind produce a link to the amendment.

I was able to locate the amendment through the website of a a left-of-center organization called Reaching Higher NH:

The purpose of the amendment, as explained by Reaching Higher NH: Continue reading

Not Such a Clever Boy – Fisher Should Resign, Otherwise He Should Be Expelled

I think Sykfall was the best Bond movie ever.  The recent reporting by Daily Beast asserting that Representative Robert Fisher remains involved with the infamous Red Pill forum  reminds me of a scene from Skyfall in which the villain, Silva, hacks into mi6’s computers.

Anticipating that mi6 would attempt to access his personal computer, Silva, programmed his PC to hack mi6 and arranged his capture by Bond.  At 1:16 of the video below, after Q realizes mi6 has been hacked but can’t figure out how, a message appears on Silva’s computer “NOT SUCH A CLEVER BOY.”  What’s left out of this video is Q at the outset bragging about how easy it will be for him to get past Silva’s defenses:

Now, looking at Silva’s computer, it seems to me he’s done a number of slightly unusual things.  He’s established failsafe protocols to wipe the memory if there’s any attempt to access certain files. Only six people in the world could program safeguards like that.

Of course there are.  Can you get past them?

I invented them.

Right, then.

Let’s see what you’ve got for us, Mr. Silva.  We’re in.

Of course, that’s exactly what Silva was counting on:

Now, back to Mr. Fisher. Continue reading

Will Jasper Take the Easy Way Out, and Give Rep Sherry Frost (aka Rep Potty-Mouth) a Pass?

Needless to say, the #nhpolitics press will lose their minds if the House imposes any discipline on Representative Sherry Frost, aka Representative Potty-Mouth.  Their coverage has ignored Potty-Mouth’s clear violations of House rules, while portraying Republicans as throwing stones from a glass house.  For example, from the Concord Monitor:

As Republican Rep. Al Baldasaro criticized Frost’s online comments and defended his own past statement that Hillary Clinton should face a firing squad, House candidate Joshua Adjutant yelled at him from across the room to “shut the f— up.”

Democratic Rep. Ellen Read questioned why a male lawmaker wasn’t admonished by GOP leaders after she said he refused to take down a Facebook post calling Frost a “c—.” Read’s utterance of the swear drew loud gasps from the crowd and a stern word from the committee chairman.

But as Kimberly Morin has noted in her blog New Hampshire Political Buzz, it is undeniable that Representative Potty-Mouth has violated the principles of conduct set forth at the outset of the Ethics Guidelines.  More specifically, the following: Continue reading

NH House GOP Gets Rolled By Representative PottyMouth

What is wrong with this picture of Representative Sherry Frost and her “lawyer,” Paul Twomey, from this Wednesday’s hearing before the House Legislative Administration Committee to investigate whether Frost violated the House’s ethical rules?

What’s wrong with it is this:

[Art.] 22. [House to Elect Speaker and Officers, Settle Rules of Proceedings, and Punish Misconduct.] The house of representatives shall choose their own speaker, appoint their own officers, and settle the rules of proceedings in their own house; … 

The committee, which is majority Republican, allowed Frost and her lawyer to “settle the rules of proceeding.” Continue reading

What New Hampshire Democrats Really Mean When They Claim “Rape Culture” is “Pervasive” at State House

According to Democrat State Representative, Debra Altschiller, “… rape culture is pervasive at the State House.”  She defines “rape culture” as “a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.”  Altschiller claims to “have witnessed this on a weekly basis in Concord.”

Altschiller then provides what she calls “just a few examples.”  These “examples,” even if representative, fall far , far short of demonstrating a “pervasive” “rape culture” that manifests itself  “on a weekly basis.”  Indeed, given that these examples are presumably the most egregious, it is fair to say that  Altschiller’s next op-ed should be a retraction and an apology. Continue reading

Serious Questions Raised by Sununu’s Nomination of Arlinghaus

Chris Sununu has nominated long-time FOS, Friend-of-Sununus, Charlie Arlinghaus to be the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services:

“New Hampshire will be in good hands with Charlie Arlinghaus leading the Department of Administrative Services,” Sununu said in a statement. “Charlie has a deep knowledge and understanding of the budget and state agencies, and I look forward to nominating him at tomorrow’s Council meeting.”

This raises some serious questions. Continue reading