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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Betsy McCaughey: Obamacare Reforms ‘Decimate’ Medicare

(By David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter, Newsmax) - A national healthcare-policy expert charged that President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms have “decimated Medicare,” even as a three-judge panel in Atlanta prepares to hear oral arguments on whether those reforms are constitutional.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to provide the most authoritative opinion yet stemming from the spate of lawsuits triggered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

In January, federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate requiring citizens to purchase healthcare insurance exceeded the federal government’s constitutional authority


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