In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 6, 2013 /3 Kislev, 5774

Obama's next promise

By Ron Hart

JewishWorldReview.com | Obamacare has blown up so dramatically that al-Qaida might try to take credit for it. It’s so bad that President Obama’s political team has floated the idea of re-naming it “Bidencare.”

Obama knowingly lied to the American people about Obamacare because he knew he could not sell it with the truth. “You can keep your doctor and your insurance if you like them” has been revealed as a premeditated lie. And an even bigger lie: Family health care premiums would go down by $2,500 a year.

What he didn’t fib about, Obama sugarcoated. Given the nation’s alarming levels of obesity, he knew Americans would swallow anything with sugar on it.

The truth is that you can keep your insurance – if Obama likes it. The one-size-fits-all insurance plans offered fit the government’s needs, not the customer’s. This is thinly disguised redistribution of wealth to the moochers who support Obama; in essence, it's health redistribution.

More people have lost their insurance coverage than have signed up for Obamacare. The only folks who can keep their current insurance are members of Congress and the administration, who exempted themselves.

The website debacle is a minor issue. They will get that fixed. Obama says he is mobilizing his nerds, and it will be fixed in weeks. You just know that government can fix things in mere weeks; keep in mind, we still have troops in Germany.

Obamacare is an illustration of how government couldn’t even run a church bake sale. Six people signed up for Obamacare on the first day, “Enrollment Friday,” which was followed by “Identity Theft Saturday.”

This would have never happened under Bill Clinton. He would have immediately called on his technical expert buddies who run Internet porn sites to learn how they handle all that traffic volume.

Obama says he would have taken care of this website issue, had he only known about it. Our president has been too busy not knowing about Benghazi, IRS auditing of his enemies, “Operation Fast and Furious,” the wiretapping of Fox and AP reporters, NSA spying on Americans, and how many Americans have successfully signed up for Obamacare. Not knowing so much consumes a lot of his time these days.

Making matters worse, it takes time to defend what you didn’t know and explaining when you didn’t know it.

The best way to show why a bureaucracy does not work is to let people witness one. These are people who see a banana peel 20 yards ahead of them and say, “Oh darn, here we go again.”

Throw in an underlying political agenda, and it gets even worse. The heathcare.gov website does ask you to register to vote. Guess who 95 percent of the moocher class will vote for? And we are paying for this “voter registration.”

Forcing everyone to buy the insurance the Democrats deem necessary reveals their arrogance; they know what is good for us better than we do. There are gentler forms of persuasion than 20,000 IRS agents making people buy something. It is called the free market. And the cool thing about the free market is that it is “free,” and was working just fine.

We should have learned all this by studying history. Authoritarian solutions in the form of forced compliance never work. The blunt instrument of government force is the very basis of Obamacare.

Admittedly, health insurance could have been better. We have never had a truly free-market medical insurance system. It was a quasi-monopoly in each state, through licensing, insurance regulations and charters, existing under the thumbs of state politicians. They did not want to give up that campaign-donation honey hole or their power over an industry they can shake down for money.

The 51 percent of Americans who are conditioned to think the productive other 49 percent should take care of them don’t have the intelligence to understand the direction this sends the country. The details are not as interesting as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s latest engagement, so they don’t pay attention. It’s not, so they don’t.

That 51 percent want what they were promised by Obama, and they want it now. Their thinking goes something like, “Who cares about future generations? What have they ever done for us?”

Now, with Obamacare, the feds, via the IRS, will control twice as much of a family’s income. But don’t worry. If you like your current paycheck, Obama promises you can keep it – for now.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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