August 9, 2012 - 5:09pm
Another satisfied Papa John's customer?
“We’re not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry. But our business model and unit economics are about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare.”
Looks like there is no such thing as a free lunch, especially if it’s pizza.  In a conference call to investors last week—leaked to the press—Papa John’s Pizza CEO, Louisville resident John Schnatter, suggested that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“...
April 10, 2012 - 7:22pm
Drs. John, Barry, & Mitch
“Looking back, it seems like there wasn’t anything Democrats, including the President, weren’t willing to promise in order to get this bill across the finish line. As then-Speaker Pelosi famously said, ‘We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.’”
The Affordable Healthcare Act—popularly known as “Obamacare”—has just celebrated its second anniversary, and Louisville’s congressional delegation appears to have wildly divergent opinions about the new law.  Actually, just about every politician, pundit, and...
April 5, 2012 - 2:52pm
Mitch schools Barry...
"This president's attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court falls well beyond distasteful politics; it demonstrates a fundamental lack of respect for our system of checks and balances.”
President Obama preemptively slammed the Supreme Court as an "unelected group of people" who will have turned to "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint" if they decide to strike down ObamaCare; his signature legislative achievement.  "I just remind...
March 29, 2012 - 5:52pm
The best we can do?
“I just have one question before this morning’s vote, one simple question. Is this really the best we can do? Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas? And a process that blocks any other idea from even coming to the floor for a vote?"
This has not been a good week for President Obama.  The Supreme Court appears poised to rule his signature ObamaCare legislation unconstitutional, the House of Representatives rejected his budget proposal by a vote of 414-0, with not even a single Democrat voting for the thing, and the Senate...
March 2, 2012 - 5:09pm
The First Amendment
"Recent actions by the Obama Administration related to the President’s health care law have prompted many of us here, and many across the country, to stand up in defense of another freedom that’s covered in the First Amendment, and that’s religious freedom.”
Kentucky’s senior senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell stood up in the U.S. Senate yesterday, and gave a passionate speech in defense of the Blunt Amendment, which would have protected First Amendment religious freedom against the onslaught of the Obama administration’s decision...