Thursday, June 2, 2016

Obamacare's 13th Co-Op Is Closing. Why More Could Follow - The EPA's Green Parachutes: $25,000 Buyout Bonuses for Agents Retiring Early

The Daily Signal
June 2, 2016

Obamacare's 13th Co-Op Is Closing. Why More Could Follow - The EPA's Green Parachutes: $25,000 Buyout Bonuses for Agents Retiring Early

Good morning from Washington, where House Republicans wait to hear from the Obama administration on how its transgender mandate for schools will work. Philip Wegmann has the story, and another on what a prominent senator calls a buyout bonus frenzy at the EPA. The 13th Obamacare "co-op" goes belly-up, and Melissa Quinn reports that others may be next. Plus: Rep. Doug Lamborn on the jobs-killing regulation craze, and John-Michael Seibler on lemonade stands and the too-long arm of the law.
News

Obamacare's 13th Co-Op Is Closing. Why More Could Follow.


Collectively, the now 13 failed co-ops received more than $1.3 billion in loans and enrolled more than 730,000 consumers across the 14 states they served.
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News

Obama Administration Keeps House Republicans Waiting on Transgender Bathroom Order


"It shows once again that President Obama uses the federal bureaucracy to enforce his political agenda with total disregard for the law," says Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., of the Obama administration's silence in response to his letter.
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Commentary

Ticketing Children for Selling Lemonade Highlights Overcriminalization Problem


Why would we want to ticket an activity that promotes entrepreneurship and work ethic for any American?
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Commentary

As Government Regulations Grow, Business Opportunities Shrink


A recent study by The Heritage Foundation reveals that President Barack Obama has created a whopping total of 20,642 regulations during his presidency.
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Commentary

Your Money Is Going to Planned Parenthood Whether You Like It or Not


The results of the last 10 months should give us hope that this is a fight we can win. We don't have to keep sending our hard-earned tax dollars to support a billion dollar abortion business.
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News

The EPA's Green Parachutes: $25,000 Buyout Bonuses for Agents Retiring Early


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., charges that the agency may have inappropriately spent $1.4 million to pay about 60 employees for early retirement.
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