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Rick Crawford, who represents one of the poorest congressional districts in America, voted against an increase in the minimum wage at about the same time a whiny millionaires clique was criticizing him for being too liberal. Short of jailing poor people, it's hard to please the Club for Growth.

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    If the plaintiffs win in King v. Burwell, tens of thousands of Arkansans would lose subsidies, averaging $1,700 for the remainder of 2015 alone. These low-to-middle income people would have to come up with the money or lose their coverage. And in 2016? It gets even worse. /more/
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  • Rick Crawford said what?

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    Candidates for 1st District Congress met in a debate taped for broadcast this evening on AETN and AP has a brief summary here. The AP report has a slightly puzzling account of answers on the minimum wage. /more/
  • Arkansas GOP congressional delegation sends letter to state Insurance Commissioner, gets facts wrong

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    Congressmen Rick Crawford,Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Tom Cotton sent a letter today to Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) Commissioner Jay Bradford asking for details on 2015 rates on the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, the Obamacare-created health insurance exchange. Apparently, the Arkansas congressional delegation is getting their (misleading) information from Americans for Prosperity. They claim that a wave of cancellations is coming this fall in Arkansas because of Obamacare and that consumers therefore need to begin to shop for alternatives for 2015 on the Marketplace. In fact, no plans have been cancelled due to Obamacare non-compliance in Arkansas. And no one will be kicked off their plan due to Obamacare non-compliance this fall. Apparently unbeknownst to the Arkansas Congressional delegation, AID decided back in March to take advantage of a change in federal rules and allow insurance carriers to continue to offer non-compliant plans in the state through October of 2016 (which means consumers can keep their plans through the fall of 2017). All of the state's major carriers have told AID they plan to continue to offer these non-compliant plans to consumers who currently have them. /more/
  • Obama vs. GOP philosophy

    September 11, 2014
    If you have followed the Arkansas election ads you know that each party faces a single challenge. Republicans must overcome a philosophy problem, Democrats an Obama problem. /more/
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