State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, once said she would support legislation that would allow “local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement” Obamacare.
"Apparently arresting health officials for giving Iowans access to quality, affordable healthcare is something Joni Ernst believes in. This is just another example of how her radical Tea Party ideas are wrong for Iowa,” Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Christina Freundlich said in a statement.
In July TPM highlighted that Ernst had previously said that Congress shouldn’t pass laws “that the states would consider nullifying.” Ernst made those comments at a 2013 Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition forum. States can’t nullify federal laws, as The Daily Beast, which first reported the story, noted. […]
Many inmates became seriously ill and even died of treatable diseases. One patient who repeatedly complained of intense pain and disorientation was allegedly mocked for “faking” his symptoms. He eventually died of lung cancer, which was not diagnosed until a few days before his death. Another prisoner died of AIDS-related pneumonia after prison staff ignored his requests for an HIV test. Others waited months for vital surgeries or prescriptions.
One sick inmate said he fell and was left on the floor for three to five hours. “I would just like to feel safe and not fall. That’s all,” he told one of the visiting doctors.
Doctors Say Arizona Prisons Mocked Sick Inmates, Left Stroke Victims In Soiled Diapers For Weeks (via disabilityhistory)
NH Speaker Terie Norelli gave us her thoughts on new NARAL polling showing 70% of Americans oppose legal restrictions on a woman’s right to choose.
Florida Governor (Republican) Rick Scott is running into some problems finding people who hate Obamacare. On Tuesday, the Governor visited a senior center to listen to residents’ ACA horror stories–and found that the majority were actually quite content with the law.
Twenty seniors joined Scott at a round table the Volen Center in Boca Raton. Unfortunately for Scott, instead of hearing their catastrophic tales of Obamacare woes–they like the ACA!