Monday, November 18, 2013

Obamacare marriage penalty; 'White moms Common Core remark; Tornadoes in Midwest

Penalty for Marriage in Obamacare
...The Atlantic reports that in practice, this means that a married couple in New York making more than a combined $62,040 gets no subsidies from Obamacare. But two people who live together without getting married? They can make up to a combined $91,920 and still get subsidies from the government...

Rasmussen: New High: 58% View Obamacare Unfavorably
...Unfavorable views of the national health care law have risen to their highest levels this year...

Obama Administration Puts a Price Tag on Your Religious Freedom
...The penalty for failure to abide by the Obamacare HHS abortion-pill mandate is an astounding $36,500 a year.

Refusal to violate your faith will cost you...

Obamacare Death Spiral: How much will it cost to re-stabilize the Exchange insurance markets?

Up to 90% of Italian gynecologists refuse to abort babies as abortion rate continues to drop ...The report shows that the numbers of conscientious objectors among health care workers has also increased steadily, to its current peak of almost 90 percent of gynecologists in the region of Campania and over 80 percent in all of Southern Italy...

'White moms' remark fuels Common Core clash
...“All of a sudden, their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought … and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said at the event Friday.

Two hours later, with those comments sparking outrage on social media, Duncan told POLITICO that he “didn’t say it perfectly.” But he stood by his thesis: To oppose the Common Core is to oppose progress...
To the immense frustration of Common Core supporters, an eclectic array of critics have raised sustained and impassioned objections about the new standards. From New York to Florida to Michigan to Louisiana, their voices are so loud and their critiques so varied that they have muddied the narrative around Common Core. It’s no longer a focused national debate about high standards; it’s hundreds of local debates, about everything from student privacy rights to cursive handwriting to computerized testing to the value of Shakespeare
At least six dead after tornadoes, storms sweep through Midwest
Rescuers fanned out across at least a half-dozen states Monday morning in a search for victims, a day after a series of deadly tornadoes and powerful storms tore through the nation's heartland on Sunday, destroying homes and flipping over cars.

At least six were dead, thousands homeless and hundreds of thousands without power Monday as the region began the daunting task of recovering from powerful storm system that spawned several tornadoes. Illinois was hardest hit, with at least six people killed and seven counties declared disaster areas by Gov. Pat Quinn. The storms were felt in at least 12 states, though Illinois, Indiana and Ohio were hardest hit. One tornado that blew through Illinois' Washington County, east of St. Louis, left a path of destruction more than three miles long, according to a preliminary survey by the National Weather Service...


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