The following rush transcript probably contains errors and/or omissions…
Headlines, and Obamacare Filibustering
Rex Latchford here with yet another DayPage. Great news! Since the world didn’t end overnight, it’s time for more DayPagish stuff. And, the Ted Cruze filibuster in Congress continues. That’s what you’re hearing in the background, although the voice is that of Rand Paul who is helping out at the moment. Cruz, Paul, and most other Republicans are dead-set against the Affortable Healthcare Act also known as “Aha!” or, Obamacare. More on that in a moment. First these points:
- A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in a remote area of Pakistan. Back in April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran.
- Democrats are said to see the government shutdown threat as an opportunity to make electoral gains in 2014.
- US is forced to remove its drone fleet from Djibouti as accidents have upset residents nearby Camp Lemonnier, home to counterterrorsim operations in Yemen and Somalia.
- President Obama promised that America would continue to be policeman-to-the-world in his UN speech.
- Samsung and Amazon introduced new tablet devices.
- David Hubel, Nobel-Winning Scientist, Dies at 87
- In Sweden, Pirate Bay founder’s Hacking, Fraud Sentence was Reduced moments ago.
- Reporter Dale Gavlak denies writing a pivotal article blaming Syrian Rebels for recent chemical attacks.
- The Westgate Mall siege in Nairobe seems to finally have ended.
Obamacare is, without a doubt, a mixed bag. It offers some key features, like continued support of children who take ever longer to leave the nest, and coverage of pre-existing conditions – something that will end much suffering and financial disaster. Obamacare is also intrusive, linking your healthcare information with the IRS and your income tax return. Not to mention the NSA.
Still, Republican’s assertion that it’s the most unpopular law in history is not supported by the facts. Depending on the poll you read, public support of the law has shifted around the 50-50 mark.
The filibuster continues, but DayPage will outlast it. We’ll be back tomorrow with another DayPage. Past pages are at DayPage.net. A production of Radio InfoWeb. See you tomorrow!