lundi 30 avril 2012

Al-Qaida: porno et renseignements secrets


Des documents secrets encodés dans des documents pornographiques... Pas mal.

 "On May 16 last year, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was being questioned by police in Berlin. He had recently returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then traveled overland to Germany. His interrogators were surprised to find that hidden in his underpants were a digital storage device and memory cards. Buried inside them was a pornographic video called "Kick Ass" -- and a file marked "Sexy Tanja."

Several weeks later, after laborious efforts to crack a password and software to make the file almost invisible, German investigators discovered encoded inside the actual video a treasure trove of intelligence -- more than 100 al Qaeda documents that included an inside track on some of the terror group's most audacious plots and a road map for future operations.

 Future plots include the idea of seizing cruise ships and carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the gun attacks by Pakistani militants that paralyzed the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008. Ten gunmen killed 164 people in that three-day rampage. Terrorist training manuals in PDF format in German, English and Arabic were among the documents, too, according to intelligence sources."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/al-qaeda-documents-future/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

Caricature Rambo Romney!

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Caricature Ben Laden: des nouvelles

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Obama: thèmes de la campagne...

Caricature de BOB ENGLEHART, THE HARTFORD COURANT

Caricature Charlie Sheen dans les services secrets?

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

One World Trade Center: le plus haut gratte-ciel de New York aujourd'hui!




Après plus de dix...

 "More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New York's twin towers, their under-construction replacement became the city's tallest building on Monday.

The placement of a column of the 100th floor brought the colossal new steel structure of One World Trade Center tower to a height of 1,271 feet – surpassing the frame of the Empire State Building, which is currently New York's tallest skyscraper, by 21 feet.

 Built on what was referred to as ground zero in Lower Manhattan, the building is expected to reach 1,776 feet when it is finished by early 2014. The Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is the country's current record holder at 1,450 feet.

 The One World Trade Center building will have three top-floor observation decks. Its first 90 floors will be designated for office space, and the following 10 floors will be reserved for air conditioning, heating, and electrical equipment.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/30/one-world-trade-center-to-become-nycs-tallest-building/?hpt=hp_c1

Bob Woodward et le Watergate: controverses...


Le légendaire journaliste du Wahington Post est au centre de quelques controverses entourant son travail pendant le scandale du Watergate ainsi que dans quelques autres dossiers.

 "With a New York magazine article’s revelation Sunday that legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee once expressed “fear in my soul” that Bob Woodward had embellished elements of his reporting in the Watergate scandal, POLITICO has put together a list of six occasions where critics have questioned Woodward’s reporting"

 La suite:
  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75738.html

Ben Laden, Obama et Romney...


Le symbole Ben Laden est très fort et la mort de l'ancien leader est souvent évoqué à l'approche du premier anniversaire de sa mort. Ici Obama y va de quelques flèches à l'endroit de Mitt Romney.

 "President Obama is doubling down on his campaign’s effort to sow doubts about whether Mitt Romney would have made the call to take out Osama bin Laden, indicating Monday that Romney’s own quotes on the issue from the previous election make it fair game.

 “I just recommend that everybody take a look at people’s previous statements in terms of what they thought was appropriate to go into Pakistan and take out bin Laden,” Obama said at a press conference in the White House. “I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they would do something else, then I would go ahead and let them explain it.”

Romney has said earlier in the day Monday that “even Jimmy Carter” would have made the same call.

Obama, without mentioning Romney by name, referred in his answer to past statements by Romney in 2007 and 2008 about bin Laden that have subsequently come back to haunt the former Massachusetts governor this week.

 In 2007, Romney said, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” prompting a condemnation from then-rival John McCain for Romney’s “naivete.” Romney subsequently walked back the statement to some degree, but in 2008 he sharply criticized Obama for suggesting that he would send troops to Pakistan to take out bin Laden unilaterally if the Pakistani government would not help.

 “I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours. … I don’t think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort,” Romney said at the time.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/obama-needles-romney-on-old-bin-laden-quotes.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Caricature États-Unis et armes à feu: make my day...

Caricature de BILL DAY, CAGLE CARTOONS

Caricature Obama-Romney: un combat propre

Caricature de RICK MCKEE, THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Caricature Obama au WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER

Caricature de TAYLOR JONES, HOOVER DIGEST

Caricature État-providence

Caricature de Chuck Asay, www.cagle.com

Caricature Re-elect Obama: abuse-t-on de Ben Laden?

Caricature de Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune.

vendredi 27 avril 2012

Caricature speak softly and carry a big stick (unless you are Joe Biden)


Caricature de Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 Belle récupération de la célèbre citation de Theodore Roosevelt

Caricature Mitt Romney choisit son VP...

Caricature de AREND VAN DAM, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Sarkozy et la France

Caricature de AREND VAN DAM, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Hollywood et Washington à l'ère d'Obama


Bien vrai que Hollywood s'inspire bien souvent de la politique américaines et de ses personnages principaux. Obama est-il assez controversé pour nourrir de bons scénarios?

 "No recent president has excited Hollywood quite so much as Obama (“He’s hip, he’s young, he’s not square!” Louis-Dreyfus says). But having President No Drama is hell on Hollywood, giving the creative community little dramatic or comedic material to work with.

There are no new wars, no major scandals, no glaring personal flaws, no marriage on the rocks — just the depressing din of partisan warfare and unsatisfying compromise. Obama, the most catalytic public figure since Reagan, is, like the inscrutable Gipper, a screenwriter’s nightmare. He’s hermetic. He watches a lot of ESPN, shoots hoops, plays golf. Loves, loves, loves Apple products. He eats dinner with his family almost every night and has been known, his friends say, to urge Air Force One pilots to step on the gas to keep Michelle and the girls from waiting.

“Obama is not an extreme personality, even though what he represents is this transformative, post-racial, larger-than-life figure,” said Eli Attie, chief White House speechwriter for Al Gore who jumped ship to work with Sorkin on “The West Wing,” launching a wide-ranging Hollywood career that has included a long run on “House.”

 “He’s very buttoned-down; he’s a very private guy. Clinton revealed a lot about himself — he had AstroTurf in the back of his pickup. It’s why people felt so bonded to him. Flaws and foibles make people more lovable and likable. If all you see is the careful public persona, it’s hard to know him. … Obviously, there’s something that’s being protected.”

 No recent president has excited Hollywood quite so much as Obama (“He’s hip, he’s young, he’s not square!” Louis-Dreyfus says). But having President No Drama is hell on Hollywood, giving the creative community little dramatic or comedic material to work with. There are no new wars, no major scandals, no glaring personal flaws, no marriage on the rocks — just the depressing din of partisan warfare and unsatisfying compromise. Obama, the most catalytic public figure since Reagan, is, like the inscrutable Gipper, a screenwriter’s nightmare. He’s hermetic. He watches a lot of ESPN, shoots hoops, plays golf. Loves, loves, loves Apple products. He eats dinner with his family almost every night and has been known, his friends say, to urge Air Force One pilots to step on the gas to keep Michelle and the girls from waiting. “Obama is not an extreme personality, even though what he represents is this transformative, post-racial, larger-than-life figure,” said Eli Attie, chief White House speechwriter for Al Gore who jumped ship to work with Sorkin on “The West Wing,” launching a wide-ranging Hollywood career that has included a long run on “House.” “He’s very buttoned-down; he’s a very private guy. Clinton revealed a lot about himself — he had AstroTurf in the back of his pickup. It’s why people felt so bonded to him. Flaws and foibles make people more lovable and likable. If all you see is the careful public persona, it’s hard to know him. … Obviously, there’s something that’s being protected.”

  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75482_Page2.html

Romilda Aparecida Ferreira: une prostituée brésilienne poursuit l'Ambassade des États-Unis


Une culture d'État? Encore un scandale impliquant des américains et une prostituée...

 "Another day, another reported incident of American government personnel having run-ins with prostitutes abroad. A lawyer for a Brazilian “sex professional and dancer” says his client plans to sue the U.S. Embassy, three Marines, an American staff member, and one of the Embassy’s Brazilian drivers for injuries allegedly sustained in an incident in Brasilia late last year, the Associated Press reports.

What happened depends on who you ask. Cezar Britto, the lawyer, told the AP that his client, Romilda Aparecida Ferreira, met the four Americans at a nightclub called Apples on December 29, 2011. She and three other women left with the men in three vehicles, two of which belonged to the embassy. Britto claims that one of the Marines pushed Ferreira out of one of the vehicles after an argument with the driver, and that his client broke her collarbone, two ribs, and punctured a lung when the vehicle then ran her over. Antonio Rodrigo Machado, another of Ferreira’s lawyers, told The Los Angeles Times that the fight started after the driver didn’t want to help the women speak English with the Americans.

 “We’ll be suing the U.S. Embassy because it authorized the use of a vehicle that was used for attempted murder,” Machado said.

The State Department offered its version of the story at a press briefing on Thursday.

“[M]y understanding is that she was initially in the car; she was asked to leave the car; she got out of the car; the doors were closed. As the Pentagon guy said, the vehicle was at rest. And then, as they started to drive away, she chased after the car, tried to get back in, and that’s when she was hurt,” Victoria Nuland told reporters. Asked if Ferreira was run over, Nuland responded that “I do not have that she was run over by the car.”"

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/lawyer_brazilian_prostitute_plans_to_sue_us_embass.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Caricature François Hollande

Caricature de PETAR PISMESTROVIC, KLEINE ZEITUNG, AUSTRIA

Caricature immigration illégale

Caricature Chip Bok, www.bokbluster.com

Obama trop cool: pub républicaine




 Angle d'attaque intéressant du G.O.P., mais la carte de l'inexpérience ne tient plus...

 "“He’s the biggest celebrity in the world — but is he ready to lead?”

Thus began John McCain’s 2008 “Celebrity” ad, the single most effective attack against Barack Obama in the last presidential election, playing off voters’ fears that his resume as a half-term senator was dangerously thin. That argument died the second McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. Republicans seem to have decided now’s the time to bring it back. But is it past its expiration date?

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-connected big money group, put out its own homage to the “Celebrity” ad this week, trying to persuade young voters — once again — that Obama is a glitzy lightweight.

The RNC, in a similar move, launched an effort to brand Obama as unprepared for office on Thursday. In another throwback to the 2008 election, they used an old clip of Vice President Joe Biden, then a primary rival to Obama, questioning whether he was ready for the White House, and juxtaposed it with a video montage of lousy economic reports. Timing it to coincide with Biden’s speech touting the president’s record on foreign policy, the RNCpaired it with an accompanying Twitter campaign using the hashtag “#StillNotReady.”

 http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/party-like-its-2008-gop-goes-after-obamas-experience-again.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

jeudi 26 avril 2012

Caricature Newt Gingrich se range derrière Romney

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, THE RECORD OF HACKENSACK, NJ

Caricature Newt Gingrich remercie ses partisans

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Marco Rubio sauveur du GOP?


Ruben Navarette soulève quelques points intéressants.

 "As speculation builds that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has his eye on the charismatic 40-year-old Cuban-American as a possible running mate, political observers want to learn everything they can about him. Some of what we're learning could be embarrassing to Rubio, like the tidbit that surfaced this week about his maternal grandfather. The story appears in a forthcoming and unauthorized biography of the senator by Manuel Roig-Franzia of the Washington Post.

 Rubio was born to Cuban exiles in Miami in 1971, and so he's automatically a U.S. citizen. But, according to excerpts from the book, which is due out in June, his grandfather, Pedro Victor Garcia, entered the United States without a visa in 1962 and spent the next few years in legal limbo while pleading for leniency from U.S. immigration officials. Finally, Garcia was ordered to leave the United States. Normally, this kind of family history would hardly be worth mentioning. And, while I expect that some right-wing talk show hosts will suggest that the reason the media is mentioning it now is to try to sour conservatives on Rubio, that's really not what's going on here. Conservatives aren't likely to hold Rubio accountable for the actions of his grandfather.

 This story is important because it drives a wedge between Rubio and the voters he is supposed to be able to deliver to the Republican Party. When you're a Cuban-American politician who is being put forth by your party to help get votes from Latino voters -- the majority of whom are Mexican or Mexican-American -- things can get complicated.

 When it comes to immigrating to the United States, Cubans get preferred status. Thanks to the Cuban Adjustment Act, which was enacted in 1966 -- or four years after Rubio's grandfather came to the United States -- Cuban refugees who flee the Island and reach the U.S. shoreline have a clear path to legal residency and eventual citizenship."

 http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/26/opinion/navarrette-rubio-vp/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Caricature Charles Taylor: coupable!

Caricature de TAYLOR JONES, HOOVER DIGEST

Obama star du late night? Il n'est pas le premier...




 Il y toujours un risque à jouer cette carte, mais certains s'en tirent mieux que d'autres... Neuf exemples sur le site de POLITICO. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75528.html

Caricature campagne 2012: premiers résultats!

Caricature de JOHN COLE, THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

Caricature Bye, bye Newt!

Caricature de RANDY BISH, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Romney et Ben Laden: le candidat républicain "hanté" par sa campagne 2007


Les démocrates utilisent contre Romney une citation de sa campagne contre John McCain en 2007.

 "The Obama campaign isn’t shy about using the raid that killed Osama bin Laden as a political cudgel. But the White House’s record may get a boost from the GOP’s choice of nominee, whose previous presidential campaign included a spat with fellow Republicans over the relative unimportance of catching the Al Qaeda leader. In the campaign’s first major election speech on foreign policy, Vice President Joe Biden made extremely prominent use of an April 2007 Romney quote on bin Laden, in which he told the Associated Press “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.” “I was a little more direct,” Biden said in his speech. “We will follow the SOB to the gates of hell.” Romney’s “heaven and earth” line proved a gaffe at the time as well. Sen. John McCain, who tried to portray Romney throughout the race as weak on national security, told blogger Jennifer Rubin that “it takes a degree of naiveté to think [bin Laden is] not an element in the struggle against radical Islam.”"

  http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/romneys-2007-bin-laden-gaffe-comes-back-to-haunt-him.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Caricature Marco Rubio pour VP pour Romney?

Caricature de MICHAEL MCPARLANE, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricatures services secrets: les eunuques comme solution!

Caricature de MICHAEL MCPARLANE, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Sarkozy et ses chaussures de sprint...

Caricature de Oliver Schopf, Der Standard.

Obama vs Romney: il faut avoir du... Chien!

Caricature de Tim Campbell, Current Publishing

mercredi 25 avril 2012

Jimmy Fallon chante Dylan: détente!

Caricature "Do nothing Congress"

Caricature de DAVID FITZSIMMONS, THE ARIZONA STAR

Caricature Newt Gingrich et... La chute

Caricature de RICK MCKEE, THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Caricature Romney en France...


Caricature de Gary Varvel is the cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star

 Toujours une rancoeur de certains américains depuis l'Irak?  Préférable de ne pas trop afficher son côté francophile!

Caricature prêt étudiant

Caricature de CHRISTOPHER WEYANT, THE HILL

Newt Of The Living Dead (Talking Points Memo)


Je n'ai même pas tenté de modifier le titre!

 "Newt Gingrich stood athwart Mitt Romney’s inevitable nomination and yelled, “Stop!” in Delaware on Tuesday, where the former speaker had planned to rebound with a surprise showing. Undeterred, the Romney train ran right over him without a second thought, besting him by more than a 2-to-1 margin in the First State and with similarly blowout numbers in the four other states that held contests Tuesday.

 The performance was indicative of most of the last few weeks for Gingrich. While Romney has been busy with his victory lap, collecting high-profile endorsements and getting into daily sparring matches with President Obama on matters big and small, Gingrich has shambled on in the background with his zombie campaign.

 His candidacy neither dead nor quite alive (but mostly dead), the former speaker at least conceded he’d “reassess” his options after a loss in Delaware. On Wednesday morning, he came about as close as he could to conceding without going all the way, saying it was “very clear” at this point Romney would be the nominee and that he’d campaign this week as a “citizen,” per Fox News. “We’re working out the details of our transition, and we’ll have information for the press in the next couple days,” Gingrich said, according to ABC. Aides went even further, telling CNN that he’d officially drop out next week.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/will-newt-notice-his-zombie-campaign-is-already-dead.php

Slow Jam The News: Obama et Jimmy Fallon

Caricature Obama et l'indice de misère

Caricature de GARY MCCOY, CAGLE CARTOONS

mardi 24 avril 2012

Prostituées colombiennes ou espionnes russes?


Les services secrets "victimes" d'espionnes russes? Une alternative étudiée sérieusement selon le Sénateur Chuck Grassley.

 "The Colombian prostitutes entangled in the Secret Service sex scandal could have been Russian spies, Sen. Chuck Grassley suggested Tuesday. “We’re looking at something that is very, very serious when national security might not be protected properly,” Grassley told Radio Iowa. “Who knows who might be using prostitutes? The Russians are famous for that to get information out of us.” In a letter last night, the Iowa Republican called on the White House to answer questions about an internal review that cleared the advance team of any involvement in the scandal. Secret Service agents and military personnel are accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotel before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.

 “You find a lot of problems come from a culture within the agency,” Grassley said on Radio Iowa. “Now, I don’t think the Secret Service would have that sort of a culture, but this may be the tip of an iceberg.”

This is less about prostitution than the president’s safety, he added. “The issue here isn’t just people messing around with prostitutes, the issue is the security of the president of the United States and the issue is any national security implications that it might have because of the secrecy and the documents and things of that nature,” Grassley said.

 http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75534.html

Caricature Fox News: des faits, que des faits...

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Caricature Sarkozy vs Hollande: début du deuxième round!

Caricature de FREDERICK DELIGNE, NICE-MATIN, FRANCE

Financement des études universitaires... Aux États-Unis


Un sujet chaud de chaque côté de la frontière... Obama abordait le sujet aujourd'hui.

 "Allowing federal student loan interest rates to double is wrong when student debt is burgeoning and recent grads are struggling to find career-track jobs. Today, President Obama will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he reportedly will push Congress to pass legislation extending the lower loan rate, and we are on board with that idea.

 But at a cost of $6 billion annually, we think the president's advocacy on the issue should include specific and realistic suggestions on how to pay for it. Targeting tax breaks for oil companies, for example, strikes us as impractical given the current divide between House and Senate.

La suite:
http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20462696/editorial-how-are-we-going-pay-college

Caricature "folie de graduation"...

Caricature de JEFF PARKER, FLORIDA TODAY AND THE FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS

Al Gore entre au Internet Hall of Fame.


Contrairement à déclaration maladroite de 1999, Al Gore n'a pas inventé internet. Sa contribution est tout de même assez significative pour justifier son admission au Internet Hall of Fame!

 "If you invent the Internet, you should probably get some sort of recognition, right? Former Veep Al Gore is now getting a bit of credit for his infamous 1999 claim that “I took the initiative in creating the Internet”: He’ll be one of the first inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame.

The names were announced Monday at the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and Gore was placed in the “Global Connectors” category for having “made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet.”

 The group’s description of Gore states: “Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, was a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet. Instrumental in helping to create the ‘Information Superhighway,’ Gore was one of the first government officials to recognize that the Internet’s impact could reach beyond academia to fuel educational and economic growth as well.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75526.html

Primaires républicains de Pennsylvanie: qu'apprendra-t-on?


Malgré l'abandon de Santorum, le vote de la Pennsylvanie n'est pas totalement dénué d'intérêt.

 À suivre:
  1. Le résultat de Santorum: malgré le retrait, on peut voter en sa faveur
  2. Une dernière chance pour Newt Gingrich?
  3. Une majorité pour Romney?

Stephen Colbert s'amuse aux dépens de Fox News...


Au début de l'extrait de l'émission du 23 avril. En lien avec mon entrée précédente qui traitait d'une citation déformée du Président: http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/Shows/TheColbertReport?videoPackage=112638

Fox News et la fabrication d'une citation d'Obama...


Steve Doocy tente de corriger son erreur...

 "Facing strong criticism, Fox News host Steve Doocy on Tuesday morning corrected a quote by President Obama that he partially fabricated last week, conceding on air that he “did some paraphrasing.”

 “Last week President Obama talked about not being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. That was interpreted as a big dig at Mitt Romney,” Doocy said toward the end of Fox & Friends. “When I was interviewing Governor Romney on this show I asked him about it. However, I did some paraphrasing that seemed to misquote the president. So to be clear, the president’s exact quote was, ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.’ And I hope that clears up any confusion.”

As TPM reported Sunday, Doocy added some words to an Obama quote when he last Thursday claimed he said, “Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” What Obama actually said was, “Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

 Doocy’s rendition made it easier to portray the remark as a jab against Mitt Romney while interviewing him — Romney portrayed it as an attack on his father’s success. The misquote was then picked up by the Washington Post and New York Post — both of which later ran corrections — as well as conservative blogs."

 http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/fox-news-steve-doocy-corrects-fabricated-obama-quote.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Obamacare: son annulation bonne pour le système de santé?


J'attends avec impatience le jugement de la Cour suprême...

 "If the Republican Party gets its way, it will repeal President Obama’s health care law wholesale. Mitt Romney’s committed to repealing it, as are the party’s congressional leaders and rank-and-file members on Capitol Hill. That’s the plan if they win big in November — unless the Supreme Court beats them to the punch and overturns the entire law.

According to the Democratically-appointed public trustee of the Medicare program, that wouldn’t just spell doom for “Obamacare,” but for Medicare and the entirety of the country’s ailing health care system. “I’m not saying so much that I think the policies in the Affordable Care Act are the right ones or great ones — but should the court overturn the whole thing … or should the election be won in which this is a big issue and as a result of the outcome the winning party decides it has to gut the thing, what will happen is the momentum, which is disorganized but seems to be all moving in the right direction, will not just slow to a crawl but shift into reverse,” said economist and former Urban Institute President Robert Reischauer, speaking on a panel at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

 Reischauer said a confluence of government and private-sector activity are, in a self-reinforcing way, moving the country’s health care system in a more sustainable direction. A big reason for this, he noted, is the steps the government is taking to implement the Affordable Care Act.

On top, and perhaps in part as a result of that, health care cost growth has slowed dramatically in recent years."

 http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/how-the-demise-of-obamacare-would-take-medicare-and-the-rest-of-the-health-care-system-with-it.php?ref=fpa