A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Health Care Outrage
Pro-life groups are up in arms at a provision in the Democrats' health care plan. Representative Lois Capps was the author of the controversial compromise in the House that would allow the new government-run insurance program to cover abortions.
According to the AP, the House legislation says that no federal funds will be used. Instead, abortions would be paid for by beneficiary premiums.
But National Right to Life spokesman Douglas Johnson says they're not buying that explanation: "It is a sham. It's a bookkeeping scheme. The plan pays for abortion and the government subsidizes the plan."
The AP also reports that the Senate plan would cover abortions with no restrictions on funding.
How do you like that?
Republicans have been saying all along that the Democrats' cap-and-tax bill will raise energy prices and in fact cost jobs. Well, the House Democrats who wrote the bill — Congressman Henry Waxman and Edward Murky — commissioned a study to see if this was true.
The Washington Times reports the study, produced by the government Energy and Information Administration, found that cap-and-tax "increases the cost of using energy, which reduces real economic output, reduces purchasing power and lowers aggregate demand for goods and services."
By the way, under cap-and-tax, the manufacturing sector would lose 2.5 percent of its jobs by the year 2013.
Great job, liberal Democrats.
The Meltdown is brought to you by the great state of California, which is officially preparing for climate change.
The Los Angeles Times reports that California's Natural Resources Agency issued the country's first plan to adapt to heat waves, rising sea level, flooding and wildlife die-offs.
If I'm not mistaken, these scenarios have already been played out in Hollywood, and I think they've come up with some very innovative solutions.
Let's take a look:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM "THE CORE")
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's an electrical super storm.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Popping up all over the world.
ACTOR AARON ECKHART AS DR. JOSH KEYES: I'll put this as simply as I can. Everybody on Earth is dead in a year.
ACTOR STANLEY TUCCI AS DR. CONRAD ZIMSKY: The core of the Earth has stopped spinning.
ECKHART: The spinning core protects us from cosmic radiation.
TUCCI: Without it radiation will create super storms, microwaves, will literally cook our planet.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Those actors sound just like the Democrats.
Here's one more:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM "THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW")
ACTOR DENNIS QUAID AS JACK HALL: Just one storm is going to change the face of our planet. Here's a projection of 24 hours out. This is 48 hours out. And at seven to 10 days. When the storm is over, we'll be in a new Ice Age.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
If California Democrats are really looking for help, perhaps I suggest they watch more movies.
Send in the Clowns
You'll never guess what your tax dollars are subsidizing now. The city of Los Angeles has authorized the use of a $30 million loan from the federal government to pay for the circus!
That's right, Cirque de Soleil will be making its way to L.A. for a 10-year run at the Kodak Theatre. The loan program is designed to help create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
But it's certainly not doing any favors for any American companies. After all, Cirque de Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company. And even though your tax dollars are paying for it, don't expect a free pass to the show -- tickets cost 110 bucks.
It appears that if you want to be a member of Congress, you must be willing to abide by the oath of "Do as I say, not as I do."
Last year our representatives in D.C. chastised the heads of the auto companies for flying on corporate jets. Well, Raw Poll is reporting that the House recently allocated $200 million to buy three Gulfstream jets that are going to be used by members of Congress.
That’s $65 million for each jet!
A liberal hypocrisy.
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