Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | September 27, 2013 | 4:37 PM EDT

What a week it’s been! Take a look back at some of the highlights in "Best of The Week."

The week featured a verbal marathon eviscerating Obamacare by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who took to the Senate floor for  21 hours and 19 minutes. In a talkathon that focused on the problems, issues and failures of the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Cruz was bringing attention to Obamacare because he feels Washington politicians are not listening the concerns Americans have about it. As it would turn out White House officials confirm they missed the 21 hour address.

Instead, the White House was busy promoting Obamacare. President Obama himself concluded this week that under Obamacare young women may get back more in “free contraceptive care” each month than they pay out in premiums.

However, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's online "subsidy calculator," which estimates how much people will need to pay next year in Obamacare premiums, a person with a demographic profile approximating the hypothetical woman Obama described, would need to pay more than $200 per month in Obamacare premiums.

Perhaps it’s those that pay an additional sales tax on their $200 a month contraception purchases that have brought about an increase in state revenues. Revenues from state and local individual income taxes, general sales and gross receipt taxes as well as taxes on alcoholic beverages each hit all-time highs in the second quarter of this year, according to the Census Bureau.

And the Media Research Center held it 2013 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards in Washington, D.C. this week. Among those recognized for liberal media bias was Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time," who won "The Barbra Streisand Celebrity Dumb Ass Award". Maher was dishonored for an attack he launched against Ronald Reagan on the June 7, 2013 episode of his program.

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Eric Scheiner
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