Senator Cruz makes sense

ObamaCare must be repealed, and not in three phases. I pray the GOP can get this right

Senator Paul also opposes ObamaCare Lite

Can the GOP get it right? Again, I pray so

Nancy Pelosi is a hypocrite

Nancy Pelosi then

Nancy Pelosi now

As I have said the only consistent thing about Democrats is there inconsistency. As to the repeal and replace bill. The Republicans need to be very open and honest about their bill. None of this behind closed doors mess. After they have a bill it needs to be made accessible to the people, to read, before any votes. The key word? Transparency! Do not do as the Democrats did!

I pray the new bill focuses on allowing the free market to work. Open up buying from insurers across state lines, increase competition, and of course take away mandates for having coverage, and for dictating what Americans must have covered. Again, FREE MARKET! The more insurers have to compete, well, we know the rest don’t we?

As to giving tax credits it would be a better bad solution than subsidies are. I am generally in favor of keeping taxes as low as possible, and eliminating most of the deductions and exemptions. I also favor a flat or consumption tax, where everyone pays the same rate. It might be a better solution to increase the personal exemption, so that Americans would have more money for themselves. Many would use that extra money to purchase insurance. I have never been in favor of government, at any level, punishing or rewarding behaviors with tax dollars. Taxes have one purpose, to raise revenues. 

The bottom line is the more this bill privatizes health insurance, leaving the government out, the better it will be for all of us. The more simple this legislation ends up being the better. We do not need another phone book-sized bill. Again, I pray the GOP gets this right, and I pray they can find a bill which all Republicans, and any sensible Democrats can support.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill To Repeal And Replace Common Core

Oklahoma Gives The Boot To Common Core: Governor Signs Bill To Repeal And Replace It – Independent Journal Review

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill that withdraws Oklahoma from the national Common Core standards. Not only is Oklahoma withdrawing from Common Core, but the new law stipulates that the new state standards must be sufficiently unlike the Common Core standards in order to prevent the readoption of Common Core under a different name.

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Governor Fallin had this statement about why Oklahoma decided to withdraw from Common Core.

Unfortunately, federal overreach has tainted Common Core. President Obama and Washington bureaucrats have usurped Common Core in an attempt to influence state education standards. The results are predictable.

What should have been a bipartisan policy is now widely regarded as the president’s plan to establish federal control of curricula, testing and teaching strategies. We cannot ignore the widespread concern of citizens, parents, educators and legislators who have expressed fear that adopting Common Core gives up local control of Oklahoma’s public schools.

The words ‘Common Core’ in Oklahoma are now so divisive that they have become a distraction that interferes with our mission of providing the best education possible for our children. If we are going to improve our standards in the classroom, now is the time to get to work.

In typical “never let a crisis go to waste” fashion, the Obama administration is trying to nationalize education through Common Core. The Obama administration has been tying education funding to the adoption of Common Core. Common Core seems to overly complicate math problems, among many other flaws.

Oklahoma intends to revert to the Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills until new standards are drawn up, while drawing up its own standards to be more rigorous than Common Core.

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