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Obama Health Care Plan Forces Tough Choice For SEIU

Union Drops Health Coverage for Workers’ Children
November 20, 2010 by Yuliya Chernova

One of the largest union-administered health-insurance funds in New York is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, union officials said. The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements.

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Filed under: bureaucracy, children, economics, economy, entitlements, family, funding, government, health care, liberalism, nanny state, politics, public policy, recession, reform, sacrifice, spending, tragedy, unintended consequences

Congress cutting food stamps because Mrs. Obama says so?

Dems may use food-stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama’s nutrition initiative
August 14, 2010 by Russell Berman

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food-stamp program to fund a state-aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.

The House will soon consider an $8 billion child-nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as the food-stamp program.

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Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor
For actions on Sept. 29, 2006

Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.

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