Everyone Who Predicted Some Douchebag CEO’s Would Try To Claim Religious Exemptions to Cut their Healthcare Costs Was Right

Hobby Lobby Obamacare Lawsuit: Judge Rules Store Must Cover Morning After Pill – The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/11/20/hobby-lobby-obamacare-lawsuit_n_2164237.html

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company’s Christian owners consider objectionable. The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates the owners’ religious beliefs. The owners contend the morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s womb. They also object to providing coverage for certain kinds of intrauterine devices.

I do believe these folks endorse the notion of “public shaming for immoral acts”, so we’ll use their own social power theories against them.

Republicans Claims Ending Tax Cuts For Wealthy Requires Raising Retirement Age For Workers

Boehner Offers Obama Tax Rate Boost If Entitlements Cut- Bloomberg http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-16/boehner-offers-tax-rate-increase-for-entitlement-cuts.html

The incoming House Rules Committee chairman, Representative Pete Sessions, said congressional Republicans would be willing to accept an increase in tax rates for top earners if Democrats make significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. “If it’s a good deal, yes,” Sessions, a Texas Republican, said in a Dec. 14 interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt .

I’m pretty damn sure we didn’t lower the retirement age when these cuts for the wealthy were originally passed, not sure why we have to raise the retirement age in order to let them expire (and, of course PAY FOR THEM).