Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 27th

March 27, 2012 6:01 am

by Jason · 6 comments

Here in Georgia…
– After the first day of hearings on ObamaCare, Attorney General Sam Olens issued this statement.
– The AJC has a good story on Georgians, including Olens, involved in the ObamaCare debate.
– Coming to theaters, Gov. Nathan Deal and Arthur Blank star in The Money Pit.
– Occupy Atlanta managed to keep enough pressure on AT&T to prevent layoffs in the area.
– Michael Mumper gives some background on ethics reform.
– The “fetal pain” bill looks to be done for the session.

National stories of interest…
– Here’s a great recap of yesterday’s SCOTUS hearing on the Anti-Injunction Act as it relates to ObamaCare.
– Legal insiders are predicting that the SCOTUS will uphold ObamaCare, including the individual mandate.
– Liberals in the House want to spend a lot more than Barack Obama.
– During a hearing yesterday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) shared stories from everyday Americans that have had to deal with the TSA.
– Mitt Romney picked up endorsements from a few conservatives yesterday, including ACU Chairman Al Cardenas and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
– Jacob Sullum says that the Trayvon Martin shooting may have nothing to do with “Stand Your Ground” laws.
– Republicans apparently dominate Twitter.
– Ron Paul’s presidential campaign has paid family members over $300,000 in the last two cycles.
– Steve Chapman notes how hard the GOP is trying to forget George W. Bush.

A few that I like…
– An 83-year old is suing Apple because she ran into to the glass doors at one of their stores.
– What are the Georgia Bulldogs chances of winning the BCS Championship this year?
– Here are some handy ways to research your family tree.
– Honus Wagner’s baseball card may go for $1.5 million at auction.

John Konop March 27, 2012 at 8:10 am

The real question we should ask is why have we not implemented public exchanges? In Obamacare we could of implemented this and save 20 percent on healthcare this year. As far as mandates what should we do with people that use tax payers as an emergency healthcare polciy? What should we do with people with pre-exsisting conditions? The mandate debate symbolizes why we are in the red, many of you want something for nothing. You want the freedom to force us to be your emergency insurance policy.

kyleinatl March 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

As a proponent of responsible healthcare reform, I have no issue with someone questioning the individual mandate and other aspects of the health care reform law in its current state. But, please, if you’re going to oppose it, shouldn’t you also be an opponent of Medicare/Social Security?
If the ACA is either struck down or repealed post November, I really hope conservative activists set their sights on the “trust fund” next. I surely didn’t ask for retirement insurance, and here I am paying for something that basically looks to be a Ponzi Scheme.

(this was a general question, not directed at Jason)

Calypso March 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Charles Ponzi could only dream of something the size and scope of S.S.

saltycracker March 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

+1, the good news is the Feds can print our payment & interest money that they spent.
If the S.S. folks were in the private insurance business they would be in prison.

saltycracker March 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

I liked the environmentalists against bottled water story (didn’t help me stop wife’s routine purchases by the case).

http://www.ajc.com/business/bottled-water-meets-rising-1293781.html

Nixonstheone March 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

Slim to none, with Slim in Texas, to answer the one question . . .

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