Federal Housing Director Mel Watt stokes housing fear

Joseph Lawler The Washington Examiner 12/14/2014

The government’s top housing finance regulator set up a fight with House Republicans for early next year as he raised the political stakes surrounding mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt pleased affordable-housing advocates last week by directing the bailed-out mortgage businesses […]

Valerie Jarrett Assured Insurance CEO Concerned About Losing Profits on Obamacare

The Washington Free Beacon 7/28/2014

A House Oversight Committee report reveals that the White House actively pursued ways to protect insurance companies after they threatened to raise premiums, according to the National Review.

Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett intervened when an insurance CEO threatened increasing premiums by up to 20 percent. She assured the CEO that […]

Flashback: Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system

Wayne Allyn Root Opinion Las Vegas Review-Journal 6/6/2010

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what […]

Mel Watt’s plan to loosen mortgage credit will shape housing finance for years

Joseph Lawler The Washington Examiner 5/17/2014

Despite being a new officeholder of a relatively obscure federal agency, Mel Watt drew a strong reaction for his speech Tuesday by signaling that the federal government will increase its role in helping more Americans buy houses.

For now, credit standards for home loans remain tight. But Watt’s speech […]

Obamacare Time Bomb: Heirs May Face Bill for Your Healthcare

Jennifer G. Hickey Newsmax 15 Jan 2014

Millions of new enrollees are signing up for Medicaid due to its expansion under Obamacare, but many will be shocked to learn that their estates can be held liable for the costs of their healthcare.

As part of the 1993 budget reconciliation bill, Congress required states to implement […]

WaPo: Obamacare’s Limits on Doctors Will ‘Make People Furious’

Wynton Hall Breitbart.com Big Journalism 13 Jan 2014

Washington Post health care reporter Sarah Kliff said Monday that the next wave of Obamacare outrage will hit as Obamacare enrollees discover that their choice of doctors and hospitals is about to shrink dramatically.

“Obamacare’s narrow networks are going to make people furious – but they might […]