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Obamacare Overseer Michelle Snyder, Chief Operating Officer at CMS, ‘Retires’

The Last Embassy: Obamacare Overseer Michelle Snyder, Chief Operating Officer at CMS, ‘Retires’.

Even Obama can’t violate fundamental laws of politics

When the President brazenly violated the law of diffuse and concentrated interests, he illustrated the hubris so characteristic of everything he does. He thinks the ordinary laws of politics don’t apply to him.  He can strike a handsome pose, give a charismatic speech, and his problems will go away.  Europeans will give him Nobel prizes.  The media will fawn. That is how he has understood the laws of politics up to this point.

He is starting to get a lesson in what the real laws of politics look like.

via Pileus.

Go read the whole thing. It is a first rate critique of why Obama care won’t work in the real world.

Can silence be evidence of a conspiracy to commit fraud?

McCarthy’s piece has a political slant, but there’s potentially another, if we’re reading him correctly. By the middle of 2010, the CEO’s of publicly traded insurance companies must have known that up to tens of millions of their customers would be canceled by their companies. Arguably, the willful concealment of this information affected the price of their stock. Was their silence about material facts affecting share prices and their own compensation permissible under SEC disclosure rules?

via Dinocrat.

The McCarthy piece referred to above can be found here.

What He Said

Arnold Kling:

I could make a case that Congress should insist that the President enforce the law, or else face impeachment. The fact that this suggestion seems absurd says something about the state of the health care law. However, it says even more about the state of our Republic.

Executive Nullification, Once Again, Arnold Kling.

Our government is not staffed with serious people.