CapitolWatch http://www.capitolwatch.org Defending American Taxpayers from Ineffective Government and Wasteful Spending en-us Obama FY 2015 Budget – More Reckless Spending http://www.capitolwatch.org/frontStory.php?ID=243 This March, President Barack Obama released his FY 2015 Budget request. Though his budget request is non-binding, it does give us insight into where the president’s priorities lay. In this case his chief priority seems to be more reckless deficit spending. In total his proposed budget would reach spending levels of $3.901 trillion. Another Obamacare Delay! http://www.capitolwatch.org/frontStory.php?ID=242 This past week the White House announced another Obamacare delay. This time they are unilaterally granting extra time to those who say they are unable to enroll in healthcare coverage via the federal exchange by the March 31, 2014 deadline. Everyone who has begun to apply for coverage on Healthcare.gov, but who do not complete their applications by this coming Monday, will have until mid-April to ask for the extension. The Fifth Anniversary of the Greatest Pork Giveaway in U.S. History – The Stimulus http://www.capitolwatch.org/frontStory.php?ID=241 This past week marks the fifth anniversary of the “stimulus.” The stimulus was the first major bill pushed by President Barack Obama after took over the White House. With the help of a Democrat controlled Congress, he signed the plan into law just a few weeks into his presidency. The stimulus program was sold to Americans as a response to the severe recession and skyrocketing unemployment. This was to be measured by the benchmark of “saving and creating” jobs by pumping money into the economy. The original price tag of the measure was $787 billion, which was later revised upward to around $830 billion. Obamacare Problems Keep Mounting http://www.capitolwatch.org/frontStory.php?ID=240 From lackluster registration rates, to knowing how many people have even paid for the government run insurance, the problems facing Obamacare aren’t letting up anytime soon. Colorado Senator’s Office Tries to Tamper with Healthcare Stats http://www.capitolwatch.org/frontStory.php?ID=239 A Colorado U.S. Senator’s office is under fire for pressuring employees at the state Division of Insurance to “trash” their statistics related to health insurance cancellations due to Obamacare. Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) staff apparently didn’t like the state’s figures showing that nearly 250,000 Coloradans received health insurance cancellation notices.