Congressional Obamacare Hypocrisy: They Get the Subsidy, Taxpayers Get the Bill

Sen. David Vitter (R–LA) is in lonely fight against Congressional Obamacare hypocrisy.

Republicans claim to be against Obamacare, yet many protect their staff, along with their health plans, from the same federal meddling, cost and inconvenience taxpayers must suffer. One expects that from Democrats but it’s infuriating from Republicans.

Vitter has been trying to end this shuffle for more than two years.

Now there may be hope that Vitter will succeed with a little help from you over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Complete details in my Newsmax column at:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Congress-Staff-Taxpayers-Vitter/2014/12/12/id/612685/

Time to Put Farmers on A Glutton–Free Diet

Now that I’ve recovered from a bout of tryptophan poisoning, I’ve been giving some thought to the photos of this season’s Thanksgiving clemency ceremony. Do you think Obama’s executive order that pardoned an albino–white turkey is his idea of racial outreach in the wake of the Ferguson riots?

Are white turkeys executed in greater numbers during the ramp up to Thanksgiving than their proportion of the entire turkey population would warrant?

Is Eric Holder on this job, too?

My hope is, as the spirit of clemency wafts through DC, that maybe the taxpayer could be given a pardon in the New Year, starting with Thanksgiving dinner.

Complete details, insight and rollicking laughter in my Newsmax column at:

http://tinyurl.com/okjbuyt

Santa Claus on Line One!

Tired of getting hammered with a high cellphone bill each month? Weary of trying to determine the best plan? Who has the most minutes & data for the least amount of money?

Why it’s Uncle Sam!

Obamaphones are free, courtesy of some suckers that still think it’s smart to pay your own way. That’s so last century.

Complete details on how the old Ma Bell is now the free Uncle Sugar in this week’s Newsmax column:

http://tinyurl.com/p7jaotk

Obama’s Not the Only Democrat Hearing Voices

He may not even be the first. Earlier this year the Democrat elite that runs Arlington County, VA (a DC suburb) heard the voices of all the voters too lazy to participate in a special election for the board.

So they refused to consider canceling their latest plan to use tax dollars to prop up a boutique transportation system from the past, even thought the anti candidate beat the establishment stooge.

Then came the November election where Swami Obama channeled the voices of non–voters and came to the conclusion all those Republicans were elected to work with him to pass legislation. (Unfortunately, establishment GOP leadership appears to agree.)

But in Arlington something amazing for democracy and taxpayers happened.

Read all about it in my Newsmax Insider column at:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Taxpayers-Subsidize-Transportation-Vihstadt/2014/11/20/id/608616/

 

Halloween Hypocrisy Exposes Open Borders Elite.

They were almost ready to set up checkpoints and invite Sheriff Joe to supervise in Georgetown last week. The cause of the outrage? Children from outside the toney, elite neighborhoods had the audacity to invade and take candy intended for Buffy and Belgium.

Most of the time the elite Left is insulated by money from the baleful effects of their bad ideas, but this time it hit home.

Get all the details in my Newsmax column at:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Border-Crossers-illegal-Halloween/2014/11/07/id/606072/

Tom Coburn Will Be Missed By Conservatives

This is Sen. Tom Coburn’s last year in the Senate. It would have been his last term anyway, because he’s an honorable man and adheres to his term limits promise.

He first ran for the congressional seat held by a buddy of mine from college: Mike Synar. I would not have supported Coburn because at that time I was a deluded Democrat. Fortunately I changed and he didn’t.

Complete details are in my latest Newsmax Insider column, link below.

Remember you don’t have to fall in love with the column to post a link on your Facebook page, like it or tweet about it. I can use the readers and Newsmax doesn’t make it easy to find me.

(Sometimes I’m just happy if readers don’t want to enter Ebola quarantine after finishing it.)

Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/ows3wob

Federal Bureaucrats Misbehave & Taxpayers Are Punished

Thousands of federal bureaucrats are home every day during working hours. They surf the web — although presumably not this column — shop, nap, drink or look for Lois Lerner’s lost email, all while collecting their paycheck at our expense.

It’s a continuing scandal and I have details in my Newsmax column, link below.

Incidentally, my column has been moved and I think it’s harder for the casual reader to find me. So I would ask that if you like the column please post a link on your Facebook page or send a tweet or tell people it contains the cure for Ebola. Anything to boost readership.

Thanks.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Federal-Workers-Paid-Leave/2014/10/23/id/602641/

 

Ebola the Clown: A CDC Production

People in California claim to be terrorized by sinister clowns.

The rest of the country is worried about the danger from the clowns running the CDC.

Complete details in my Newsmax Insider column this week. If you like it, please recommend it and link to it.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Ebola-CDC-Crisis-Frieden/2014/10/16/id/601121/

Doctors Bury Their Mistakes, Politicians Bury Taxpayers

Obamacare is a typical Democrat, Big Government program: It expands the scope of government, it’s expensive, it’s built on a foundation of lies and it does the exact opposite of what it promised.

A Republican takeover of the Senate this year is our only hope of stopping the hilariously named ACA in it’s tracks.

The latest update on the failures of Obamacare are in my Newsmax Insider column at: http://tinyurl.com/o89ub8x

 

USPS – Delivering Deficit Spending Since 2006

The last time I was really impressed with the United States Postal Service management they hired Lance Armstrong to be the USPS spokesman and we all know how that turned out.

If they had wanted a heart–warming individual with a life–changing story they should have taught Jared to ride a bike.

Now, in an effort to generate some revenue in an area where the post office allegedly has some competence, management wants to offer home grocery delivery. Hilarity ensues.

Read it all in my Newsmax.com Insider column:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Congress-USPS-Groceries/2014/10/02/id/598213/