Intro: George Clinton – Atomic Dog
Outro: Thompson Twins – Lies
Scott Lincicome, attorney, writer at The Federalist, Cato Institute fellow, etc., etc., joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Obamacare and GOP alternatives and the Census Bureau’s unemployment data SNAFU. They move on discuss free market-oriented tax reforms based on Scott’s piece on the child tax credit that we covered at the HQ and finish up with some quick hits on a range of topics.
Mark Hemingway, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, and his better half Mollie, senior editor at The Federalist, join Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Obamacare developments, the New York Times‘ cheerleading for the president and his signature disast … errr, program, and the latest polling results on the same.
On today’s episode, Hot Air’s Mary Katharine Ham joins Gabe, Drew, John and Rick Tempest to point fingers at Obamacare and drop a few dozen we-told-you-so’s. MKH’s Hot Air post “The best euphemisms for Obama’s giant ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ lie” leads things off.
After throughly dissecting all things Obamacare, the crew moves on to Senator Mike Lee’s speech at Heritage and a broader discussion of conservative/GOP politics and messaging.
This week Gabe, Drew, John E., Andy and Rick Tempest are joined by John McCormack of The Weekly Standard to discuss the government shutdown, the death of author Tom Clancy and the laughably bad rollout of the Obamacare enrollment system, or, as it’s called on the blog, 404care.
The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/02/the-shutdown-is-the-constitutions-fault/
Is It Time To Abolish Congress? http://nationalinterest.org/blog/jacob-heilbrunn/shutdown-washington-9158
Healthcare.gov: Code Developed by the People and for the People, Released Back to the People http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/healthcaregov-code-developed-by-the-people-and-for-the-people-released-back-to-the-people/277295/
Reddit: i guess a couple of are trying to sign up for healthcare…(a minor bug on the new healthcare website) http://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/1nifc5/i_guess_a_couple_of_are_trying_to_sign_up_for/?sort=confidence
How AP altered its headline to protect Obamacare http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/how-ap-altered-its-headline-to-protect-obamacare
ObamaCare’s Technology Mess http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579105092032930278.html
Obamacare Increases Man’s Premiums 300%, Supporters Call It a Success Story http://www.cato.org/blog/obamacare-quadruples-chads-premiums-supporters-call-success-story