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This has been quite an interesting week. Personal and political. I have actually avoided a lot of the “tabloid” news. Most, I could give a flying flip. We have been inundated with some stupid, crazy, broad that murdered her boyfriend. Is it necessary to do more than 2 or 3 minutes on this trash? Ok, we know she shot, stabbed, and darn near decapitated the poor guy. She was found guilty of first degree murder (took ‘em long enough) and…she’d rather get the death penalty than spend the rest of her life in prison! The lame stream media seems to believe this was so important, they spend way too much time covering the story when there were a LOT more important issues to address.
Like what you ask? Well, there’s that Mengele wanna be in Philadelphia for one. The prosecution presented a very compelling case, and the defense rested. Nothing. Rather odd, but hey…when you have that much to dispute, and you already several pleading guilty on the same charges, it’s kind of hard to defend someone who murdered babies and a ‘mother’. He should have been charged with a lot more, but hey….if this will put a stop to his slaughter, ok! The jury is STILL out on this one. Strange that the lame stream didn’t even pick up the story for months. Just recently they have been shamed into giving the story a bit of attention. I could have given them a verdict in about 2 seconds, but since there are actually 227 charges, I guess it takes a while.
What SHOULD have been the lead story for EVERY media outlet was the hearings on Benghazi! But no…it wasn’t even important enough to trump the tabloid media’s coverage of the bimbo from hell! FINALLY, yesterday, the lame stream took notice, and pounded Obama’s mouthpiece. If you saw any of the press conference‘that was delayed for 3 hours because of a “private meeting“, you would have been impressed. Naturally, the White House’s very own Bagdad Bob, Carney blamed the Republicans. You’d think someone would step up, but no, this is the Obama administration is incapable of taking responsibility for ANYTHING! Kind of reminds me of a 4 year old that broke the cookie jar. People wouldn’t be so up in arms if, just for once, they’d tell the freakin’ truth! That’s all we’re asking!
Then we had the IRS. Yes, that ‘non-partison’, government run, money stealing bunch literally TARGETED the Tea Parties, and anyone who is associated with any of the Tea Party groups, even a former candidate for the House! Oh, they apologized, but that ain’t cuttin’ it! I wonder if the small issue we had was related? Naw…couldn’t be! …… Let’s not forget that this is the same IRS that will be ‘in charge’ of all the Obamacare “it’s not a tax” taxes.
As for the personal part of the week…. I’ve spent a lot of time with doctors. Next week, and the week after….same thing. I now have general, bone, heart, snout, blood, and skin doc. Jiminy crickets! So, blogging will just as light, or maybe even non existent, on most days. I’ve also got a lot on my mind, as you can imagine. sigh… I still think it would be cheaper if the Mr just got that young fella to bring over his backhoe, dig a 6×4, and toss me in! Sheesh!
Most people, when they get to the end of their paycheck, do without. Not our Congress! Nope! They believe that since it’s not their money they are spending, and don’t have to work hard to earn it, they can do what they damn well please. Well, guess what ya free spending scum bags….WE CAN’T AFFORD YOU! Perhaps it’s time for WE, The People to put them on a strict budget. NO PAY! NO PERKS! If they want to serve in Congress, then that’s what they’ll do…SERVE….not be served! That goes for the free spending POTUS as well. NO more lavish parties! NO more flitting about the world on expensive vacations. NO more day trips to campaign! ENOUGH!!
They have turned the citizens into slaves, working for THEIR pet projects, and doing NOTHING to earn the privilege. The intent of Congress is to serve in the best interest of THE PEOPLE. That no longer is true, and it breaks my heart to see what this country has become due to the hateful partisanship.
We have a POTUS that has pretty much destroyed the work of thousands of civil rights advocates over a long period of time in just a few short years, and divided this country in ways I haven’t seen since I was quite young. We have a Congress that undermines anything good that MIGHT be accomplished, on BOTH sides of the aisle. And we have a split between the haves, that work hard to succeed, and the have nots, who believe they are entitled to what they did not earn. About half the country pay no taxes, and the other half pay all of the taxes that support both those who won’t work, and a Congress that is barely functional, with all their grand USELESS ideas.
I can hear it now…. “I do too pay taxes!” If you get a refund of the income tax taken out of your check, plus earned income credit, plus Lord knows what else, no…you don’t. We have about 47% of the population not really contributing, and 539 individuals that are spending everything, PLUS trillions, that comes into the coffers. Where is the logic???
STOP THE SPENDING! NOW!
Ready for Another Debt Limit Fight?
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Yes, it’s time to talk about the debt limit again.
Every time the U.S. bumps up against its debt ceiling, we start the cycle all over again. President Obama insists he won’t negotiate over the debt ceiling, but of course he will. Members of Congress grandstand about changing this vicious cycle, and then most clamber for the easy way out so they can return to matters they’d rather talk about, which is just about anything but cutting spending.
Meanwhile, federal spending continues its out-of-control expansion, and the debt clock keeps ticking.
We will hit the debt limit again on May 19. Treasury is expected to exhaust its cash management tools sometime in September or October. In the meantime, Washington’s periodic debt ceiling ritual will play out. Whatever happens, the debt limit should not be raised unless we are put on a path to balance the budget in 10 years. That’s the bottom line.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a $140 million ad campaign to lure businesses to the Empire State. The campaign, “New York State Open for Business,” is being funded with money drawn from federal disaster aid received in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and from the Power Authority and Energy Research and Development Authority, according to the New York Times. (emphasis mine)
Excuse me, but I was under the impression that our tax dollars that go to aid the folks who suffer from disasters, natural or otherwise, were meant to actually AID those people, NOT be spent on ridiculous ads, that are nothing more than total BS! Have you seen any of those ads? Make me want to throw things at the idjit box!
I’ve highlighted the names of the “gang of eight” so you won’t forget them. If you want to read this bill, also known as JOLT ACT of 2013, you can read the whole text of gobbledy gook here. While there are a few issues that MUST be addressed, and should have been a LONG time ago, the is a lot in this bill that shouldn’t even be considered! At some point, I just might go through the whole 844 pages, and address those, but for now, do your own homework!
IMHO, they should have made issues addressed in the Congressional Findings (Section 2) THE bill, and left the rest for another time, when we are back on our feet, so to speak.
(1) The passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing the sovereignty of the United States of America and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society.
Our ‘sovereignty’ has become a really bad joke. And as for ‘integrating’? Waving the Mexican, or other foreign flags, DEMANDING ‘rights’, is not integrating. Refusing to learn the language of the land is not integrating. Bringing ‘third world’ habits and policies and insisting WE adapt to YOUR way, is not integrating.
(2) We have a right, and duty, to maintain and secure our borders, and to keep our country safe and prosperous. As a nation founded, built and sustained by immigrants we also have a responsibility to harness the power of that tradition in a balanced way that secures a more prosperous future for America.
Well, our borders are NOT secure, and we are NOT safe. The drug cartels have made themselves quite at home in cities like Chicago, a place where murder is so common place, with some of the strictest ‘gun control’ laws…in the world…it has become a poster child for how NOT to run a city, county….country!
These are the two major issues that should have been addressed, and the rest left to other bills, broken down individually, instead of lumping the whole chit works into one bill. Congress has a real bad habit of throwing in crap, and this bill is no different. Address these issues FIRST. Get the border secured, which will take YEARS, and remove the criminal element from out streets. Shoot the sons of beeches if necessary, but get them away from our children. Does it make sense for a legal citizen, or resident, to fear for their lives every time they walk out their front doors? HELL NO! So, why aren’t those in Washington concerned about US? Because it’s all politics!
No self respecting member of the U.S. Senate would EVER introduce such garbage. Then again, we have no self respecting representatives in the government anymore, and they SURE don’t respect us! WE want our borders secured, immediately, but this is not a priority. WE want our streets safe from criminals, and criminals removed, but this also, is not a priority.
What is the priority? Votes. 11 MILLION new voters, the majority of whom will make sure we continue to lose our God given, Constitutionally guaranteed, liberties by assuring that the Democrats>liberals>progressives>socialists>commies will have a strangle hold on power.
This bill, as is, is something this country can’t afford, financially, or morally. I’ve heard so many spewing on the idjit box how “no one is an illegal person’. Well, they are wrong. Being a person isn’t illegal. Breaking into someone else’s home, expecting them to feed, clothe, take you to the doctor, and pay for all your wants and whims IS illegal, is IS a crime. Handing over the keys to the house is just plain ignorant!
“Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) once noted that three groups spend other people’s money: thieves, children, and politicians—and all three need supervision.” Politicians have shown themselves to be both childish, and thieves. It’s way past time for WE, The People to regain control of our country, and OUR money! Any politician that fails to uphold his/her oath of office should be run out on a rail! WE need to put the fear of God back into them, and the fear of us!
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
American Families Cannot Afford the Cost of Amnesty
Derrick Morgan – The Foundry
Our nation is going broke, and now is not the time to increase burdens on American families.
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)—commonly called the “Gang of Eight bill” after the eight Senators who came up with it, Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)—includes amnesty for some 11 million unlawful immigrants. That amnesty would further burden taxpayers and weaken our fiscal situation. Congress should not rush to pass the bill without understanding the cost to the American taxpayer, especially when key research identifying and calculating those costs is nearly complete.
We have more than $12 trillion in public debt and tens of trillions of dollars more in unfunded obligations that we have no way to afford, thanks to promises made by past and present politicians. With this in mind, today’s political leaders must consider the fiscal impact of amnesty and a path to citizenship that would enable millions of unlawful immigrants to qualify for costly welfare and entitlement programs.
I have to ask again…where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the authority to take from one state to give to another? It doesn’t. Just as the states have no authority to levy taxes on other states themselves. Someone really needs to set these people straight!
Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales?
In short, because they could grab money from other states.
Heritage legal expert David Addington lays it out:
Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more money to grow their governments. It is not surprising that many of those state governments find out-of-state businesses to be lucrative and politically easy targets for tax legislation.
Addington explains how this would work. Take, for example, a company whose workforce and warehouses are in New Hampshire. This company has no contacts with Illinois other than taking remote sales orders over the Internet.
I don’t see anything in the Constitution that says the feds can tax from one state to the other, where businesses have no connection to the other state.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Nope. All taxes should be uniform, which they aren’t, to provide for the common defense and general welfare, which they don’t. So, I would suggest Harry Reid cool his jets, and knock off the let’s tax the country to death behavior, mmmmkay?
Beware the Internet Sales Tax
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The Internet sales tax is back, and it could be the next big vote in the Senate.
The proposed law would enable states to force businesses to collect sales tax from customers who live in their state—even when the businesses have no connection to that state.
As Heritage President Jim DeMint has said, this violates the classic American principle of “no taxation without representation.” Retailers would be forced to act as tax collectors for states in which they have no voice.
Under current law, retailers are required to collect sales taxes only in states where they have a physical presence. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pushing for a vote on a new Internet sales tax that would hit all online businesses—no matter where they’re located.
I really detest that term, “fair share”. It sounds like a couple of kids squabbling over the last piece of cake. What would be fair? Dividing the cake evenly…both kids get the same size piece! The older one doesn’t get a bigger piece cuz he’s older. The same goes for paying taxes. Just because you make more money that victim B, doesn’t mean you should have to shoulder the bigger burden. What would be “fair” in this scenario? In my opinion, BOTH should pay an equal percentage.
I’ll use 10%. Why? Well, if God doesn’t expect you to tithe more than that, why should you be coughing up more and more of your hard earned money just to support victim B, who, in reality, pays NOTHING! If you make a million dollars, you pay 10%. If you make 20 thousand, you pay 10%. Now THAT is a fair share!
Unfortunately, the government doesn’t see that money as yours, even though you worked to earn it. No, they see it as THEIRS, and they want a WHOLE lot more than a fair share of YOUR earnings, if you are more than ‘comfortable’. What do they do with that money? Well, we know that they waste a HUGE amount on failed programs. It doesn’t work? End it, and use that money where it is truly needed, like on national security.
Do you spend more than you make? You probably learned that bad habit, subconsciously, from the government. They are really lousy at managing money, and should be fired. If your accountant for your business was blowing the companies money on useless items, like say, lavish parties on a regular basis, wouldn’t you give them a very large pink slip? The same goes for the mismanagement of OUR money on the federal level.
If things keep going in the direction they have been for the last few years, it will be darn near impossible for our economy to grow. If you hadn’t noticed, there is a tax on EVERYTHING. Our so called representatives are not doing the job they were hired to do, as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, which, by the way, LIMITS their power. It is not their job to take money from you, to create, and spend trillions on “social programs”. Article I, Section 8, clauses 1-16, lays out exactly what Congress is ALLOWED to do. It’s not all that complicated. Article I, known as the Spending Clause, lays out exactly what Congress is enacted to carry out. Unfortunately for the nation, somewhere along the line, some clown decided the “general welfare” term meant that they could suck the life out of you, and give it to someone who is “in need”. Hence, we have Social Security and Medicare, a MASSIVE drain on the country as a whole. If you want more information on the Enumerated Powers of Congress, I suggest you read, links and all, P/H’s paper.
Our government is busy doing the job of charities, to the detriment of the charities that actually accomplish what they set out to do, getting folks back on their feet. The government doesn’t do that. No, they create a ‘dependent’ class, who contribute nothing to the general well being of their community.
I don’t mind helping those in need. It’s our duty! It is NOT the duty of the government. 100 years ago, there was no income tax, yet our country had all the needed infrastructure. Today? Well, let’s just say we’ve created a monster that must be fed more and more, but more is never enough. We need to put that monster out of our misery, and reform it to a more manageable size. We must return it to the box the Constitution sets forth. No more hand outs. No more supporting countries that don’t like us anyway. No more feeding the beast!
It is beyond past time to reform Social Security and Medicare. It’s time for the younger generation to learn they have to prepare for their own retirement and old age. It is time for the government to do the job it was created to do, instead of what the individual members THINK they should do.
Where Did Your Tax Dollar Go?
Romina Boccia & Curtis Dubay – The Foundry
Americans are waking up today to the worst “case of the Mondays” they’ll have all year: It’s Tax Day.
Most Americans dread Tax Day, and for good reasons. Beyond the huge tab Americans pay to the government, the tax code is so complex that it’s difficult to figure out what we owe to the IRS. This is a pain for taxpayers and a huge drain on the economy.
According to the federal Taxpayer Advocate in its 2012 report, Americans’ cost of complying with today’s complex tax code totaled $168 billion in 2010. That’s almost as large as the impact of the Obama tax hikes in fiscal year 2013, and twice the size of sequestration this year [see chart].
It takes taxpayers 6.1 billion hours—or 51 hours per household—to complete all the required filings. That’s more than six full eight-hour working days per household!
Oh, wait…that’s not news. Sorry. Got carried away!
The media won’t expose the truth, so many will continue to believe his lies….about the budget, about Benghazi, about….well, you name it, and he’s lied about it. Is it possible that this narcissist is incapable of telling the truth? I seriously wonder.
I realize politicians lie for a living. This is why most people can’t stand them. We want the unvarnished truth, whether we like it or not. Just tell us the truth! We aren’t children, we are capable of making our own decisions about each issue. And we are smart enough to know that this continuous spending spree can NOT be sustained! Well, at least us grown ups do. The low/no information voters, those ‘you owe me’ types, will not care that their children and grandchildren are being deprived of a prosperous future. Self gratification has put us on this road, and it’s way past time to put a stop to this freight train, and switch tracks!
Obama’s Fake Budget Marketing Exposed
Romina Boccia and Amy Payne – The Foundry
President Obama is marketing his new budget by saying it has “more than $2 in spending cuts for every $1 of new revenue.” Is this true?
In a word, no.
In fact, his spending increases and advertised spending cuts cancel each other out—leaving only a massive tax increase.
The President cancels sequestration’s spending cuts—therefore raising spending—by the same amount that he reduces spending. When that’s done, all that’s left is a $1.1 trillion tax hike.
- The President increases spending by $1.1 trillion by cancelling sequestration. Sequestration, the automatic spending cuts adopted in the Budget Control Act of August 2011, is already in effect. Thus, cancelling these reductions in spending increases spending by $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
- The President reduces spending by $1.1 trillion. The President lists a number of additional spending reductions based on a December offer to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). These total about $1.1 trillion and are completely offset by the cancellation of sequestration.
- The President raises taxes by $1.1 trillion. The official total tax increase in President Obama’s budget is available in the Treasury Department’s “Green Book.” Treasury scores the total net tax increase from all President Obama’s tax policies at more than $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
So President Obama’s spending cut claim doesn’t hold up, and Americans get stuck with a $1.1 trillion tax bill. Real math hurts.
I’m snooping, and see an email notification of about Hardin County TN. I don’t think I’ve seen more than 2 or 3 planes….teeny weeny ones, mind you…flying over the area in the entire time we’ve lived here. So, why, pray tell, is the federal government, aka US, as in taxpayers, country wide, giving a grant to a itty bitty airport that barely does any business? I mean, it can’t be a big grant, since there are six of them, but still…it’s our money, and I’d really like to know. If the county wants to makes some repairs or some such, shouldn’t the county, or whoever uses that airport pay for ‘em? Just a thought. If any one has a clue, please let me know!
Six Tennessee Airports Receive Aeronautics Grants
Six Tennessee airports will be getting federal and state aeronautics grants totaling more than $281,000.
The state Transportation Department announced last week that grants will be going to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, McGhee Tyson in Knoxville, General DeWitt Spain in Memphis, Millington Regional Jetport, Savannah-Hardin County Airport and Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville.
The grants are made available through the department’s aeronautics division.
It administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of the state’s public aviation system.
– The Associated Press
A record-breaking 47.8 million Americans are on food stamps, an increase of about 1.3 million from a year earlier. The official unemployment rate is 7.7 percent, a number that obscures the reality that millions of Americans who have given up looking for work aren’t counted, and that the labor force participation rate of 63.6 percent measured in December 2012, is the lowest in 32 years. The national debt is $16.7 trillion and growing. White House tours have been cancelled due to sequestration. And amidst it all, Barack Obama and his family have taken four lavish vacations in three months.
Every president deserves time off. Yet the unabashed luxuriousness of the Obamas’ lifestyle reflects a genuine tone-deafness with regard to the pressing concerns of millions of Americans, as well as the president’s priorities. Even as he blamed sequestration for the decision to cancel White House tours that would have cost a total of $2 million for the rest of the year, it was revealed that the known cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii last year was at least $4 million. That vacation was also the fourth one taken in Hawaii in four years, three of which involved separate flights First Lady Michelle Obama took to get there ahead of her husband. This year’s separate flight, necessitated by the president’s trip back to Washington to complete the fiscal cliff deal before returning to Honolulu, cost taxpayers an additional $3.24, and ran the total tab for the 2012-13 trip to more than $7 million.
The total for the four trips combined? More than $20 million.
There are many on the left, one in particular comes to mind, that believe it doesn’t matter how much the Obamas spend on vacations, or that they even take such vacations. I read with amusement, and disgust, a person making comments on the Breitbart piece about the White House induced scrubbed news story. I’m sure you can figure out which “person” I’m referring to as you read.
The issue is not whether or not the Obamas take some time off now and then. All presidents need some down time. However, let me ask the obvious question: Do you think if the Bush’s had taken as many vacations, together and separately, to such lavish locales, that the media, and the left (but I repeat myself), would be silent? That it would be just honky dory that the family spent and exorbitant amount of taxpayer dollars while the economy is damn near in the tank, and so many have given up even looking for a job, living on handouts from their fellow taxpayers? Aw HELL no! They’d be screaming bloody murder! Yet, when the right asks what right do the Obamas have to continue their lavish lifestyle at the expense of the taxpayers, WE are the bad guys? I don’t FREAKIN’ think so! Bush gave up golf during a time of war. What has Obama given up during these extremely tough economic times? Not a DAMN thing. As a matter of fact, I actually he is spending even MORE on himself and his family, than the Bushes would ever have dreamed of doing.
When President Bush took a vacation, he went to a property he owned, and did physical labor. He spent a few hours, or days, at Camp David, working. The job is 24/7, and we all know that. The Obamas spend our money to have their freakin’ dog groomed to the tune of 100K a year, plus have him flown separately at the cost of several hundred thousand more. What? His kids are too good to give a dog a bath, and blow dry him? Seriously?
If the American people weren’t hurting, I’m sure there’d be nothing more than a few raised eyebrows. However, when President Pantywaist cancels all White House tours, for kids on Spring Break, run by volunteers, yet sends his kids to a few days in the Bahamas, and a few to go skiing, what does that say about HIS priorities? We KNOW they don’t include the American people. That much has been proven time and time again!
I have no problem with the Obama girls attending Sidwell. Public school would be a security nightmare! Yet he doesn’t want YOUR kids to have the same opportunities for a decent education by denying them school vouchers, which would allow parents to choose a successful school over a failing school.
Why don’t the Obamas ever go spend time at that house they bought in Chicago? Maybe spend some time with some REAL people, ask them how THEY are doing, instead of sucking the life out of the country and her citizens in their own selfish pursuits?
No, not mine, although, at this point, it is questionable. Nope, I mean America. Are we near death as a free nation? Not that we’re all that free anymore, and I could go into the “I remember a time…” drone, but I’ll refrain.
Apparently, while I’ve been on death’s door, the Senate actually did something. Not that it was a good thing, but at least it was something! They passed a budget…for the first time in FOUR flippin’ YEARS!
I just love this little tidbit:
Had the budget failed, it would have been a significant setback for the Democrats and raised questions about the party’s ability to govern.
Are they freakin’ kidding me? The Dims don’t have a clue how to govern, they just know how to spend, buy votes from the gimme, entitlement minded ‘class’, enslave, and whine, blaming everyone and anyone for their inability to behave like grown ups. Pfft!
One amendment they tacked onto this so called budget is MORE taxes. Well, there’s a lot of taxes, but one in particular gets my goat. That would be the internet sales tax. For people like me, who live out in the middle of nowhere, internet shopping is a must. Ok, not all is a must, but quite a bit is, and we just don’t have the stores available nearby where I can purchase a few of those NEEDS. I suppose I could drive all the way to Memphis, or Nashville, to go shopping, but where’s the logic in that? Half of what I buy isn’t even offered in the state, so there would be no point! Not to mention the gas, wear and tear on my truck, which contributes to my ‘carbon footprint’. /snark
And who is one of the co-sponsors of that amendment? Why, our very one senior Senator, Lamar Alexander….RINO!
Twenty-six Republicans voted to endorse collecting Internet sales taxes and 19 Republicans voted against it. Democrats backed the proposal, 49-5.
Yeah…so much for those so called Republicans being low tax, small government types. “It’s not fair!” Boo freakin’ hoo! It’s called competition, and that’s what capitalism runs on…not fairness. MORONS!
What does this so called budget do to reduce the deficit? NOT A FLIPPIN’ THING! Nope, what it does, from what I can figure out, with my temperature induced stupor, is raise taxes on those who can ill afford it, so they can spend even more. Just brilliant! What do they care? It’s not THEIR money they are squandering! But they are getting paid, with OUR money, aren’t they. I think it’s a real good idea to go back to the original plan. All elected representatives get paid a per diem, and ONLY for those days that they actually are working IN D.C. Simple, yes? And no, it won’t be enough for them to live on, so they’ll have to go back to their districts and states, and get a REAL job. See how they like being taxed and regulated to death, eh?
“The content of the plan the majority has now approved demonstrates why they were unwilling to reveal it for so long: their proposal, once accurately understood, cannot be publicly defended,” says Sessions.
It’s obvious they are counting on the low/no information voters. I’m of the mind, unless you own property, and pay taxes, you are not eligible to vote! Sound harsh? It’s a harsh ol’ world, isn’t it! If you aren’t paying YOUR fair share, then why should you get a say in how others FAIR SHARE is spent?
I’d very much like to smack that smug smirk off his lying, cheating, face! Take a gander at the votes this morning. Anything that would have saved the taxpayers money, was rejected! Freakin’ thieves!!!
Expecting a government that can’t run ANYTHING efficiently to take over your health is pure insanity. To expect states to expand an already inefficient program is utter folly. If you doubt the waste of the federal government, here’s a few items that could well be cut!
If you’ve never had to be on Medicaid, then you can’t possibly know how it feels to have those who are suppose to care for you, or your child, to look down on you like you’re less than dirt. The medical assembly line is ridiculous, to say the least. You can make an appointment, for all the good it’ll do, say for 8am, but you’ll be lucky if you even see a nurse at 4pm, and if you get to see a doctor, he or she doesn’t have the time to listen to what you have to say. Even regular doctors, those not in the medicaid whirlpool, are having to overbook, so patients that, at one time, who could see their doctor at the appointed time, now have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Yep, ObamaCare is already kicking in!
According to the chart (below), the majority of the states will get royally screwed. One thing people need to remember, the federal government has NO money. None. Zip. Zilch. The money they demand, and spend, comes from WE, The People. In reality, it is not theirs to spend, and waste, as has become their habit. ObamaCare was a real bad idea, and is already costing WE, The People a lot more than the lies Obama spewed. One other item that should be of concern to every citizen….ObamaCare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Obamacare’s Medicaid Trap
While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states. Governors and state legislatures are sweating decisions about setting up government health care exchanges and expanding the Medicaid program.
While the offer of additional federal money for Medicaid is tempting for many governors and legislatures, it is a trap. And it is just one of the reasons Obamacare doesn’t work.
The Medicaid expansion is a crucial part of Obamacare that is supposed reduce the number of uninsured. But adding millions of people onto an already strained program doesn’t help anyone. The Medicaid program is already struggling to provide care to its core obligations—a diverse group of low-income children, disabled people, pregnant women, and seniors. So dumping more people into the program will make matters worse. Research shows that Medicaid enrollees already have worse access and outcomes than privately insured individuals.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.
Just who thought this was a good idea? How ’bout let’s foot the bill for a study on why members of Congress are assholes!!!! Give me 1.5 MILLION dollars, and I give ya an answer! And find out just who are the worst assholes! Most would be Democrats, but I can guarantee there would be quite a few Republicans on that list as well!
It’s OUR freakin’ money! Use some common sense once in a while! If this is such an important study, there would be PRIVATE financing!!