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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:19
Landrieu on Healthcare Law: Proud of my work to make this law a reality
 

landrieuOne of the pivotal lawmakers in the entire debate over the Health care law was democrat Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who delivered the key vote in the U.S. Senate in the middle of the controversy of the legislation.

 

 

Landrieu today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld  the Affordable Care Act:

 

“The Supreme Court’s ruling today confirms what many people of goodwill believed all along – that Congress’ historic efforts to provide a more affordable and equitable system of health care for our nation is within its constitutional prerogatives.

 

After months of heated debate throughout 2009 and 2010, Congress approved a public-private delivery model relying on the ‘individual mandate’ that requires all Americans to maintain health care coverage while providing subsidies to individuals and businesses who are unable to afford their full premiums. These graduated subsidies will be provided for individuals and families whose incomes are up to 400 percent of the poverty level, or $14,404 to $43,320 for individuals and $29,326 to $88,200 for a family of four in Louisiana.

 

There were three other paths available for Congress to consider, including the public option, a single-payer system known as ‘Medicare for All,’ and an employer mandate, an expansion of what is common among companies now. The individual mandate was chosen because it represents a combination of personal responsibility and community support, which allows and in fact encourages competition in the marketplace and avoided a direct mandate on businesses at a time of economic downturn.

 

I am proud of my work to make this law a reality. Its benefits are clear. It reduces the deficit by more than $1 trillion over 20 years, provides security to millions of middle class and low-income Americans who need and depend on affordable health care that now cannot be taken away, and over the long run, will improve health outcomes for our entire population. 

 

Now that the Supreme Court has made this clear by its ruling, it is the obligation of the states to fully implement and expedite the Affordable Care Act.”

 

Benefits of the Affordable Care Act in Louisiana

 

  • No child in Louisiana can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

 

  • No citizen can be denied coverage because lifetime coverage limits have been outlawed.

 

  • More than 53,000 young adults in our state between the ages of 18 and 26 gained coverage as a result of being able to remain on their parents’ insurance plans.

 

  • 275,000 Louisiana women now have access to free preventive services, including mammograms, bone density scans and cervical cancer screenings.

 

  • Seniors in Louisiana have saved more than $53.8 million on prescription drug coverage.

 

  • More than 60,000 small businesses in Louisiana are eligible for tax credits to make health coverage for their employees more affordable.

 

  • More than 500,000 working adults in Louisiana will be covered by the expansion of Medicaid, reducing emergency room use and eliminating the uncompensated care that is draining resources from our hospitals, doctors and other providers.

 

  • The national deficit will be reduced by over $1 trillion over 20 years, according to a nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

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Louisiana GOP Jindal, Villere, Fleming says Obamacare Blow To Freedom, Liberty 

 

 

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It's not surprising. If we stop and look at where this country is headed how could you expect anything different. The move towards socialism creeps forward ever so slowly. Liberals of today would be appauled if they actually learned the values of the true Democrats of the past. To them they would seem conservative. 

Tony Gentile Member of the Christian Party of Louisiana

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