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Shaming D.C.: What 3 Twenty Year Olds Did in 3 Days That D.C. Couldn’t Get Done With $634 Million

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Oh boy! When Washington gets wind of this, the explanations for their failure should be entertaining to say the least….

Ning Liang, George Kalogeropoulous and Michael Wasser, three young men in their 20s, have successfully setup a site that mimics what the healthcare.gov site SHOULD do, were it created justly. HealthSherpa.com was setup y these gentleman to exemplify the functionality of such a site, and whether purposely or inadvertently, they’ve just put D.C. to shame.

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Their site is simple, functional, and makes a lot more sense than HealthCare.gov does. As it stands right now, in order to get a quote on HealthCare.gov, users must enter all of their personal information into the system before getting a quote. On HealthSherpa.com, however, users only need to enter their zip code to see all of the plans available pricing.

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Liang said of HealthCare.gov, “They got it completely backwards in terms of what people want up front. hey want prices and benefits, so that they could make the decision.” The three men did not make the site for profits. Their goal is simple: to help people. Wasser said, “There was no thought of, ‘How do we make money this time?’ It was like, ‘This is a problem that we know we can solve in a really short period of time. So let’s just do it.’” ~SHARKTANK

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Missouri Gov Vetoes Nullification Of Gun Laws – State Politicians Override Him!

Warner Todd Huston

July 27, 2013 9:11pm PST

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would essentially nullify any federal interference in the state’s gun laws. But Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill telling the legislature that they could not oppose the federal government (so much for the 10th Amendment, eh?).

Early in July the governor vetoed a bill that would have made it a state crime for federal officials to attempt to enforce federal gun laws. The bill also would have made it a crime for journalists and activists to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in the state.

(See also: Nancy Pelosi: We Need More Gun Control To “Protect And Defend” The Constitution!)

Governor Nixon said that the law violated the supremacy claus of the U.S. Constitution giving the federal government preference over state laws. He also noted that the bill violated the freedom of the press and free speech.

The state legislature needs a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate to override the veto. Now it looks like they might have the numbers to do just that and with a bipartisan coalition, at that.

Missouri is a very pro-gun state and even Democrats are hard pressed to stray from the pro-gun line.

(See also: Gun Buyback Forced To Cancel, Thanks To Restrictive New Gun Laws)

“We love our guns and we love hunting. It’s not worth the fight for me to vote against it,” Rep. T.J. McKenna, D-Festus told the Associated Press. But, he added, “the bill is completely unconstitutional, so the courts are going to have to throw it out.”

The legislation would make it a misdemeanor for federal agents to attempt to enforce any federal gun regulations that “infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms.” The same criminal charges would apply to journalists who publish any identifying information about gun owners. The charge would be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Missouri will have to wait until the new week begins to find out if pro-gun legislators have the numbers to beat the governor’s veto.

(See also: 61 Murdered In Chicago DURING The Zimmerman Trial)

 

Rep. McKenna is likely right about a court fight if the law is passed over the governor’s veto. There certainly are questions of just how far a state can go to nullify federal actions.

(See also: 40 Companies & People That Want To Take Away Your Guns)

Many states across the country are making moves like this, challenging the federal government on its arrogance, though. It is a 10th Amendment issue, for sure. Do the states have the power to make laws outside of those areas where the federal government has enumerated powers… or not? That is where we are, America.

But the fact is, if the federal government hadn’t been stealing power away from the states for the last 50 years (or more), this 10th Amendment movement wouldn’t have started in the first place. These 10th Amendment issues didn’t come up because of crazy, out-of-the-mainstream conservatives feeling their oats. This is a reaction to federal overreach of long standing, not some sot of political trick from the right.

(See also: Trayvon Martin Gun Control: 30 Celebrities Who Want To Take Away Your Guns)

More of this will be happening in reaction to the continued un-American overreach by Obama and his crew.