Tag Archives: 2010 election

Pelosi: ‘We haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done’?

Yeah, if she did who knows how low the Obama/Dem poll numbers would be.  Good thing they had the lamestream media covering for them.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/125621-pelosi-we-havent-really-gotten-the-credit-for-what-we-have-done

Pelosi: ‘We haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done’

Democrats haven’t necessarily gotten the credit they’re due for the work they’ve done the last two years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

Pelosi, in the middle of a tough campaign to defend Democrats’ majority in the House — as well as her own Speakership — seemed to echo a complaint voiced by other Democrats, that obstacles have made it difficult for the party’s message to get through.

Obama Threatens InsuranceCos that spread “misinformation”

Adding to the growing list of “So, you thought you were free”.

Government tells a regulated industry what they can/cannot say because Gov’mnt don’t like it.

Via Eugene Volokh at VolokhConspiracy (Volokh.com)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association of health insurers, calling on their members to stop using scare tactics and misinformation to falsely blame premium increases for 2011 on the patient protections in the Affordable Care Act….

……The precise nature of the threat — as with so many threats — is not made entirely clear, so the legal analysis of the threat is also unclear. For instance, if the “zero tolerance for … misinformation” policy simply means that the government will respond to misinformation with public criticism, that is permissible.

But if the Administration is threatening to use its considerable regulatory power to retaliate against insurance companies that, in the Administration’s view, are conveying “misinformation” — for instance, because their financial analyses disagree with the Administration’s financial analyses — that strikes me as quite troubling.

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