Lipton Lite?Once the darling of the tea party, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley seems to have fallen out of disfavor of late. Calley, the father of a child with autism, has championed mandatory insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism. This does NOT sit well with his tea party brethern, nosiree Bob. I have been tempted to write about Calley's interesting situation. His tea party support suggests that he'd be against any sort of mandate like this but, apparently, having an autistic child has pried open his heart a bit, at least in that regard. At any rate, I haven't been inclined to criticize him for his hypocrisy or for his use of his position of power to advocate for a cause that's near and dear to his heart and family, not when it can help out a group that needs it. But the tea party is. They are totally inclined.
Drinking the "tea" in MichiganMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has an op-ed in today's Detroit News regarding the Supreme Court case involving the Affordable Care Act that reads like a tea party manifesto. He appears to representing the small number of Michiganders that call themselves tea partiers while the rest of us have our views disregarded. He describes it as "an unprecedented power grab" and says it "ends limitations on federal powers". Neither of these things are true and, as LOLGOP said earlier today, the vast majority of SCOTUS watchers believe they will uphold the ACA as constitutional.
Supreme Court to decide if being smart about health care is constitutional.
This week the Affordable Care Act faces its first big challenge of the year. The Supreme Court will hear arguments about the individual mandate, Medicaid expansion and how these both affect the constitutionality of the entire law. The court’s decisions on these matters are expected before the election, which is the second big challenge of the year.
Here’s the first thing you should know: 85% of Supreme Court watchers believe the ACA will survive this challenge.…
They've taken our country back, alright...I haven't yet written about the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin, not because I had nothing to say but because I wasn't sure I had anything to add to the conversation. Then, over the weekend, an Iraqi mother in California was beaten to death and left with a note that said "Go Back To Your Country, You Terrorist". It was then that I realized that fearful, angry conservatives have achieved their goal of "taking our country back". They have taken it back to the 1950s and before.
You win some, you lose some
Last night the Michigan Court of Appeals stuck down a ruling by Ingham County Judge William Collette barring the Snyder administration from moving forward with a Consent Agreement with the city of Detroit until after a March 29th hearing on violations of the Open Meetings Act.
A three-judge appeals panel reversed a ruling by Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette earlier this week that barred Snyder and members of a state financial review team from entering into a consent agreement with Detroit until after a hearing Thursday on alleged violations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.The portion of Collette’s ruling “precluding defendants from executing a consent agreement is reversed,” said the appeals court in its ruling.…
All the cool kidz are doing it
On this, the second year anniversary of the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), the Obama campaign has a new petition up where you can let everyone know you actually LIKE Obamacare. It’s a great idea, taking the whole “Obamacare” thing, embracing it, and turning it into something positive.
Since then, the law that almost everyone calls Obamacare has been doing exactly what the other side has hoped it wouldn’t do: It’s been working.
It’s about time we give it the love it deserves.…
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