While this winter season has been very close to ‘normal’ in terms of high and low temperatures, tell that to many of the residents of southwest Missouri who are paying heating bills that are as much a twice the amounts they paid a year before!
Over time, President Obama’s rating have gone from 59% early in his first term, down to the mid thirties by the beginning of his second. Like a car that gets water in its gas line, the Democratic Engine that could, has begun to sputter. Continue poor economic performance, high unemployment and energy prices are partly to blame. Increasingly, however, more and more eyes are turning to Obamacare as a hammer that may drive the last nail into the national casket! Even the most ardent and hard-line Democrat now admits that the ACA roll out was an unmitigated disaster. A monolithic nightmare of tangled and malfunctioning computer code that has now left more people uninsured than was the case before it went into effect! This was exactly opposite the intended effect and even the most optimistic predict a difficult road ahead. Charles Krauthammer was quoted as stating that “this (Obamacare) isn’t just a wrinkle, this is a train wreck!” Like many others, he fully understands that if the Administration cannot get approximately seven million young and healthy citizens signed upped by mid March, the entire construct will collapse of its own weight. Adding to the anxiety are mega insurance conglomerates like Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, who is now threatening to pull out of the program all together!
A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.