Health Care map; Chester County YR Picnic; Dr. Rick Saccone
WILLIAMSON – From the top; YORK – Deep divisions.
PA: SNYDER PoliticsPA
LEFT/RIGHT – HOSEBALL – NSA collect records; WONG – Squelch Rice; SOLOMON – BO took NSA data on thousands; MALKIN – JimmyK; HASSON – Kushner/Soros pards?
Janet: Doctor Rick Saccone?
“JOIN US ON THE LAWN FOR A FEW MINUTES, OR LONGER. YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE IN 2018 ANYWAY, SO WHY NOT PERSONALLY MEET OUR NEXT U.S. SENATOR. A MAN THAT UPHOLDS OUR BIBLICAL VALUES, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND PRINCIPLE!
*CITIZENS FOR LIBERTY and 1180AM WFYL RADIO
Cordially invites the public to attend the Southeastern Pennsylvania “Meet and Greet” for Representative Doctor Rick Saccone.
Representative Saccone represents Allegheny and Washington Counties and is running for United States Senate 2018 to unseat incumbent Bob Casey. As a retired Air Force military officer, professor, former international businessman, author, and diplomat, our dear friend boasts that “we can only prevail over the enemies of Freedom and Liberty with your help. We need people in government who are there for the right reasons, not to further their own agendas or those of their families or special interests. You need a strong voice in the U.S. Senate. I WILL be that voice.”
The Saccone family, including his wife Yong, of 38 years, and two sons in the Air Force, are true Christians and uphold Biblical values and views. Representative Saccone is a man of honesty, integrity, and principle. The Constitution is the second backbone to America, and abides by our great document. Rick has traveled across the country with his presentation “In God We Trust.”
You can meet Rick and Yong on Monday, May 15, 5 until 8p.m.
-1180AM WFYL Radio lawn, at the Jeffersonville Golf Club, 2400 West Main Street, Norristown, PA, 19403.
-I will personally introduce Rick to each and every one of you. And his campaign platform will be shared from 6 until 6:30p.m.
-Feel free to come for 3 minutes or 3 hours. Have your questions and concerns ready. Meet, greet, chat, relax, enjoy.
-Bring a lawn chair for added comfort., light foods will be provided, as well as bottled beverages. Casual dress.
-Let’s support a genuine Conservative. Donations are accepted to help in the defeating of U.S. Senator Bob Casey.
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Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites
The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,). Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded! I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.
Pure = Green Icon
Unknown = Yellow Icon
Hybrid = Red Icon
Kevin Williamson, NRO: Health Care, from the Top
“. . . We cannot offer the same level of care to everybody with the same condition. They number in the millions, and the doctors who can perform that procedure number about three. (Or, at least they did ten years ago.) Even if they worked 16-hour shifts, seven days a week — even if we pressed them into slavery — they could see only so many patients and perform so many procedures, and those would amount to a tiny fraction of the number of people who might benefit from their attention.
“Because of scarcity, medical care eventually reaches the point where one of three things happens: Somebody puts out his hand and says ‘Pay me,’ an officer of the government or an insurance company refuses to approve some treatment, or you die.
“Because we are a largely cooperative species, we do not like that very much. It seems unfair and unkind. So we try to make an end run around scarcity with things such as health insurance and government medical plans, both of which are based on the same economic principle: Someone else pays. But scarcity does not care who is paying: Scarcity is scarcity. In the most monopolistic public-health systems (e.g., the ones in the United Kingdom and Canada), there is a lot of saying ‘No,’ though it is what we might call a ‘Japanese no’ — saying “no” without actually saying it. They put you on a waiting list and hope you die before they actually have to say ‘No,’ or they simply expect you to accept that some services and treatments are categorically unavailable. There is a reason New York City’s hospitals are full of rich Canadians who cannot afford the free health care at home.
“But a polite, indirect ‘No’ is still a ‘No.’ No means no.
“Insurance companies say ‘No’ all the time, and we hate them for it. That is because of another fact that we refuse to deal with like mature, responsible adults: Insurance is not a medical product — it is a financial product. . .”
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Spending bill, not Obamacare, reveals deep GOP division”
“. . .The story is in the numbers. On Obamacare, 217 Republicans voted for partial repeal, while just 20 — a little under ten percent of the House GOP conference — voted against it.
On the spending bill, just 131 Republicans voted yes, while 103 GOP lawmakers — about 43 percent of the House GOP conference — voted no. In the Senate, 32 Republicans voted yes, while 18 GOP senators — about one-third of the Republican side — voted no.
“‘Lawmakers gave several reasons for rejecting their leadership’s spending deal with Democrats. “This bill funds sanctuary cities, funds Planned Parenthood, it funds Obamacare and I think that was unfortunate and it’s a real missed opportunity,” Sen. Ted Cruz —a no vote — told San Antonio radio host Trey Ware Thursday. “There is a reason Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are celebrating, because the spending measure funds everything they want and funds virtually none of the priorities we were elected to fund.’
“‘I think the Democrats cleaned our clock,’ said Sen. Lindsey Graham, another no vote. ‘I’m for comprehensive immigration reform, but sanctuary cities go untouched. Obamacare continues to be funded in a way that we all say is illegal.’
“‘Drain the swamp, right?’ asked Rep. Dave Brat, another no vote, in an interview with Buzzfeed. ‘Where is that in the budget? Nowhere. We fully funded the swamp.’
Sy Snyder, PoliticsPA, 5/5/17
Jeff Bartos. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bartos announced this week he raised $700,000 in the 10 days after he announced his bid. While it is traditionally easier to raise money right after an announcement, being able to raise big money will be important for this race.
Scott Wagner. Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner got in hot water this week after he confronted a tracker and took his camera at an event at the York Country Club. The media coverage of the event will fade, and the GOP base has shown the like confrontational candidates (i.e. Trump), the incident could hurt Wagner’s relationships with donors and party insiders who would help him consolidate support and clear the field in the primary.
Tom Wolf. Governor Tom Wolf’s poll numbers continued to show him in a good position this week. A Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll showed Wolf with a 40% approval rating, up four points from their last poll. This will help him continue to solidify his base and draw donors to his campaign.
Brian Sims. It was revealed this week that State Representative Brian Sims is under investigation by the State Ethics Commission over speaking fees and travel reimbursements he has received while in office. This comes right after the national spotlight came to Sims for calling an internet troll’s grandmother over a post.
Lou Barletta. Congressman Lou Barletta’s name gained more statewide recognition when it was revealed that President Trump spoke with him about running for the U.S. Senate next year. This would likely mean support from the Trump political organization to help organize grassroots efforts and clear the primary field.
PA Budget. April’s tax collections came in 13% below projections, putting the government over $1 billion below where they expected to be at this point in the fiscal year. This will put even more pressure on the legislature and Wolf to craft next year’s budget.
Costello, FItzpatrick and Meehan. Congressmen Ryan Costello, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Pat Meehan all avoided the noose from House leadership, who were able to get enough votes to pass the AHCA without having to twist the Congressmens’ arms.
Charlie Dent. Congressman Charlie Dent would have relished the opportunity to be the deciding ‘no’ vote against the AHCA.
Darlene Harris. “Mayor Bike Lines” is a fun jibe to throw at Bill Peduto, the incumbent who Councilwoman Harris hopes to unseat. And it may have had some traction among voters who aren’t feeling Pittsburgh’s urbanist vibe. But she’ll have a harder time landing that attack after embarrassing video surfaced of her personally harassing a cyclist.
Mark Hoseball, Reuters: “NSA collected Americans’ phone records despite law change: report”
HT Zero Hedge
“. . .The report from the office of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was the first measure of the effects of the 2015 USA Freedom Act, which limited the NSA to collecting phone records and contacts of people U.S. and allied intelligence agencies suspect may have ties to terrorism.
“It found that the NSA collected the 151 million records even though it had warrants from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court to spy on only 42 terrorism suspects in 2016, in addition to a handful identified the previous year.
“The NSA has been gathering a vast quantity of telephone “metadata,” records of callers’ and recipients’ phone numbers and the times and durations of the calls – but not their content – since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
“The report came as Congress faced a decision on whether to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which permits the NSA to collect foreign intelligence information on non-U.S. persons outside the United States, and is scheduled to expire at the end of this year.
“Privacy advocates have argued that Section 702 permits the NSA to spy on Internet and telephone communications of Americans without warrants from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and that foreign intelligence could be used for domestic law enforcement purposes in a way that evades traditional legal requirements. . .”
Kristina Wong, Breitbart: “Wall Street Journal: Democrats Trying to Squelch Susan Rice Unmasking Story”
“The Wall Street Journal in an editorial over the weekend said Democrats are trying to squelch the story of Susan Rice’s unmasking of Trump campaign officials, and the House and Senate Intelligence committees should investigate the former national security adviser.
“The House and Senate Intelligence committees should investigate what she did and why,” the Wall Street Journal argued in an April 28 piece.
“Last month, blogger Mike Cernovich and other news outlets reported that Rice had unmasked, or identified the names, of Trump campaign officials caught up during surveillance of a foreign target.
The piece said Democrats raised a fuss in 2005 over then-senior Bush official John Bolton doing the same thing but with far more justification, due to the job he held, but are now “going all in to squelch” the story.
“Then Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd kicked up a fuss that, as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Mr. Bolton had 10 times over four years asked for the names of American officials who were swept up in National Security Agency monitoring.”
“‘Democrats and their press allies are going all in to squelch the Susan Rice ‘unmasking’ story, insisting that the decision by Barack Obama’s national security adviser to seek the name of at least one Trump campaign official was routine and no big deal,’ it said.
“For example, it said, “House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff released a tutorial on why unmasking is ‘lawful.’ ‘Susan Rice Did Nothing Wrong,’ said an NBC headline, quoting no one on the record.”
“The Wall Street Journal editorial also pointed out that while Rice and Democrats have defended her actions as ‘not uncommon,’ Democrats and the media in 2005 characterized it as unusual. . .”
John Solomon, Circa: “President Obama’s team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election”
“During his final year in office, President Barack Obama’s team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.
“The data, made available this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections to make such sharing easier in 2011 in the name of national security. A court affirmed his order.
“The revelations are particularly sensitive since the NSA is legally forbidden from directly spying on Americans and its authority to conduct warrantless searches on foreigners is up for renewal in Congress later this year. And it comes as lawmakers investigate President Trump’s own claims his privacy was violated by his predecessor during the 2016 election. . .”
Michelle Malkin, RCP: “A Thinking Mom’s Message for Jimmy Kimmel”
“I feel your pain. But please use your brain.
On Monday, late-night TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue about his newborn son. His baby was born with a congenital heart defect that required emergency open-heart surgery.
“Millions of American parents, myself included, have walked in Kimmel’s shoes. We’ve experienced the terrifying roller coaster of emotions — panic, helplessness, anger, anxiety, relief, grief and unconditional love — that comes with raising chronically ill kids.
“But Kimmel didn’t use his high-profile platform to educate the public about coping with rare diseases. Or to champion the nation’s best and brightest pediatric specialists and medical innovators. The Tinseltown celebrity turned his personal plight into a political weapon, which his liberal friends were all too happy to wield. Top Democrats tweeted their praise for Kimmel’s advocacy of expanded government health care regulations:
“‘Well said, Jimmy,’ Barack Obama gushed. . .”
Peter Hasson, Daily Caller: “‘Clinton Cash’ Author Sounds the Alarm over Jared Kushner’s Partnership with George Soros”
“The author of the best-selling book that revealed alleged pay-for-play schemes during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state is sounding the alarm about Jared Kushner’s ties to liberal bankroller George Soros and Goldman Sachs.
“Clinton Cash” author and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer said in a radio interview that Kushner’s ties to Soros — who funds a network of left-wing activists — as well as his billion-dollar loans, both of which he failed to include in his financial disclosure forms, present a “massive, massive problem” for the White House. Schweizer called for an independent audit of Kushner’s finances, which he said likely contain similar bombshells. (RELATED: Jared Kushner Failed To Disclose Business Dealings With George Soros)
Schweizer expressed similar concern over the opacity of Kushner’s political views — which the adviser has kept close to his vest — and said the president should let the public “lift the hood up from the car and see what kind of engine is underneath there — to see really what his views are, have him do some public interviews about what his positions are.”
“‘He is now the sort of go-between, between President Trump and people like Goldman Sachs and/or George Soros that might have business in the White House,’ Schweizer said. ‘These are people he does business with, and has commingled assets with. The American people need to know, and for a campaign that I think ‘draining the swamp’ and transparency were such important issues, this circumstance I think demands that kind of response.’ . . .”