An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Did you know that Humana was the only company that we checked out, when we lived in Wisconsin, that refused both of us? Yep. Humana. Why? Pre-existing conditions. Neither of which was a detriment to our well being, basically, because both were under control. One of mine happened to be a misdiagnosis, but that’s beside the point. There were other companies, doing business in the state, that didn’t have a major problem, they just tack on a rider that says they won’t cover anything related to the condition. Um…well…ok…which is why we had to pay, out of pocket, for my TKR. Did you know the hospital cut the bill in half because they didn’t have to deal with the insurance bureaucracy?
If people were allowed to shop around, across state lines, I can be pretty sure than there would be a lot more companies that would take pre-existing conditions, and prices would be competitive. Since some idiot decided that unless a particular company had an office in the state in which you live, you couldn’t have a policy with them. I learned that when I called to change my address after we moved to Tennessee. The guy I spoke to had to check to see if I would be able to keep my policy with their company. We both agreed that was absurd, and also agreed that the government needs to get out of the insurance business. Since moving to Tennessee, my rates have practically doubled, mostly in the last 3 years…since that ridiculous bill was signed, and the items covered have been decreased. I now have riders on my policy that have NOTHING to do with any pre-existing condition. When asked, the company tells me they are complying with Obama’s interference with my coverage. Yay me! So, now, if I get a bladder infection, which I’ve never had a real issue with, no tests, or any care due to said infection, will be covered. One more idiocy, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and his minions. My policy will only cover 50% of any treatment, so I get a royal kick out of those complaining that their new policy only covers 70%. Wanna swap?
To say that Obama, once again, lied to the American people would just be repeating myself, and so many others, even if the diehards, like Juan Williams, refuse to accept reality. Yes, there are companies who DO accept pre-existing conditions. Some will even cough up some limited payment, although mine isn’t one of them. Thanks to Obamadontcare, many are now losing the policies that covered their illnesses, and will be without any coverage at all, because they can’t afford what Obama KNOWS what they need. Yes, he is most definitely full of caca de toro!
People are not only losing their coverage, they are losing their doctors, their hospitals, and their money. This whole fiasco is not about a website, built by Michelle’s buddies, that doesn’t work and has no security. This is about the control of your life, and well being. Those losing coverage who have cancer will likely die. And after all, isn’t that the point? Get rid of those who are a drain on the system?
The elderly will suffer the most, and die first, thanks to the lack of care that will be offered. Those with diseases like cancer are going to be at a loss. No coverage, no ability to pay the exorbitant costs of treatment. So what, supposedly, Obamadontcare was going to fix, has just made the entire system worse. Doctors will not be participating in this non-care system. Those who don’t retire, will take cash only, which, in truth, will drive the cost of actual care DOWN.
None of this has ever been about health care. This is all about control. It’s time we take back control of our lives that has been stolen by the Democrats in Congress and the White House. If we don’t, there will be even MORE intrusion, and that is NOT what Americans are all about!
How to Help Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a health problem.
Contrary to President Obama’s warnings about health care in America, health insurance isn’t impossible for everyone who just raised a hand.
The President spoke—and still speaks—about Obamacare solving the problem of pre-existing conditions that have hindered health insurance for some people. Without Obamacare, he says, these people would be left out in the cold.
In 2011, the Obama Administration suggested that as many as 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions were “at risk” and “could be denied coverage” without Obamacare’s massive changes in America’s insurance markets.
That’s an emotional—and false—claim.
The deeper we dig, the more CRAP comes floating up to the surface!
Now, I’ll admit, when I read the original bill, I saw nothing about the increase in the minimum wage. Either it was added later, or I just completely missed it. It’s possible…that’s a long freakin’ bill, and not exactly exciting reading. Angry reading, but not exciting. And those just now snapping out of their Obama stupor can’t say they weren’t warned, but alas, when you have a messiah that tells you what he wants you to know, some folks just suck it up. Kind of like Satan. Gets ya hooked with pretty promises, and reals ya in, and it’s all over!
I have ranted many times about raising the minimum, every time the issue comes up, but some folks just can’t do simple math. Now, once again, it raises it’s ugly head, not only through the tools of the unions, and their ignorant protests, but through that piece of garbage that is supposedly about health care, but is not.
I’m going to TRY to put this in a way that even Bob Beckel can understand.
You have 5 employees at your small fast food joint, not one of those big ones, like McDonald’s. You are just a very small place in a small town, with some regulars who frequent your joint cuz they like the food, like the atmosphere, and the prices are good. A couple of your employees have been with you a long time, and make more than minimum wage, because they worked hard, and earned the raises. Since you trust these long time employees, you’ve made one a manager, and are thinking about opening another little joint, and making the other long time employee the manager of that little place. The others are kids, mostly part time, working to help pay for their education, or to buy a car, or whatever reason kids have these days to want to work. An ethic, perhaps? One can hope.
You’ve been providing your full time employees with HC, out of the goodness of your heart, not because it was required. They pay a little, you pay a little. Now, you find out the policy you had for your little business is being canceled because it doesn’t meet what Obama & crew doesn’t believe it meets the minimum standards (whose standards?), and what they offer is something you just can’t afford. Since you are so small, you aren’t involved in the illegal mandate, thankfully. However, if they decide to raise the minimum wage across the board, you are most definitely affected. Not only will you not be able to provide your trusted, long time employees with the health care they depended on, you will now have to let one of your part time kids go. The idea of opening a second little place is going down the tubes.
Why? Well, every time they decide to raise the minimum wage, which was NEVER meant to be a ‘living wage’, the cost of EVERY THING goes up. The price of the products you buy from your vendors goes up. Now, you can eat the cost, and cut your profit margin, which is what pays your personal bills, like mortgage, utilities, maybe a car payment, but since you aren’t big fancy place, you likely are still driving that 10 year old vehicle, the needs some work, that you really can’t afford right now. Unfortunately, you are also going to have to raise the prices on your menu. Your regulars will grumble a bit, even though they understand the reasoning. Since you are also short handed, the service will suffer, and won’t be what your customers have come to expect. Those workers still with you become stressed, and occasionally short with the folks. Stress will do that. They are working longer hours to make up for the loss of the person you had to let go.
The two part time employees will get their government wage increase, but those who have been with you the longest won’t see an extra dime in their paychecks. Well, except for the money they use to pay towards their healthcare. However, they need HC for their families, maybe a single mom with 2 kids? So, they have to go to the non working Obamadontcare website, and eventually, end up, after much hassle, with a policy she can’t afford, but needs for her kids. Therefore, she is actually making less money than she was before, and the stress of having to work more hours, pay more for HC, pay more for day care, due to the minimum wage increase, and still have to pay for rent, and all the other bills, she finally gives up, and quits. AFDC, or whatever they call welfare these days, has one more participant, and added to the unemployment rolls.
You have one less employee, putting even more strain on your business. Your regulars don’t come in so much any more, due to the higher prices, and the harried servers. Business is going down the tubes. Your once upon a time dream of opening a second business, to serve the small community is gone. Poof!
Now, you are considering shutting down your once thriving business due to the increase in the financial strain, and the lack of business. What’s the point? You have 3 employees left, who aren’t happy, fewer customers than ever to the point that some days, you wonder why you even bother to open the doors at all.
Then comes the decision. The very difficult decision. Your dream is gone. The government has taken it away. (I haven’t even mentioned all the regulations that continually get imposed.) It’s time to shut it down. You are going broke to the point even you are finding it difficult to make your house payments, much less have any small luxuries, like cable TV, or that cell phone. You have a land line, so you think maybe you can’t afford to make that extra payment. You’ve already put a huge dent in your savings, just to keep things going, and the thought of your kids going to college is gone. You’re having to put your little 3 bedroom ranch house up for sale, and pray someone will buy it for a decent price, although likely, no where near what you paid.
One more business closes it’s doors. Five more people on the unemployment rolls. Five more people turning to the government for a little cash assistance, some food stamps, and trying to get on medicaid so they can get some, albeit lousy, health care.
THIS is what raising the minimum wage, and Obamadontcare, does to small businesses. This is your government at work!
We Bet You Haven’t Heard This About Obamacare
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Another push is underway to raise the minimum wage. But what you probably haven’t heard is that Obamacare has already done that.
The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates). Obamacare’s mandate on employers, however, is already scheduled to raise the hourly cost of hiring a full-time worker past $10 an hour.
The idea behind a minimum wage is to help low-income workers. But Obamacare’s mandates will hurt the job prospects of these very workers—and raising the federal minimum wage would further limit the number of jobs available.
Yep! I’m sick to death of, not just Obamadontcare, but of Obama himself. He speaks, I cringe. I know it’s just going to be more BS spewing out of his mouth, and I’m really tired of it! This is a failed ‘law’, a failed website, and a failed presidency!
Did you ever see the movie They Live? People had to put on special glasses to see the truth. Well, now it’s the opposite. People need to take OFF their rose colored glasses to see it, and it ain’t pretty!
Obama has been trying to put lipstick on this pig, but yep….it’s still a pig! Pretty speeches to adoring droolers won’t make it change. It’s time for Obama and crew to admit the truth! When, or should I say IF, Obama finally signs up for this lipsticked pig, will it cover HIS mental health issues? Cuz word is, he really IS nuttier than the proverbial fruitcake! I’m inclined to agree, cuz you know…liberalism IS a mental disorder!
Sick of Obamacare? We’ve Got Something Different
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The salesman in chief is back on the road.
President Obama will be spending the month of December once again explaining Obamacare to the American people. Because if he explains it one more time, maybe people will like it?
We expect these holiday greetings will go over about as well as a three-year-old fruitcake. Obama’s been selling the law for about that long, yet public opinion has turned against it.
The President said yesterday that he’s “learned not to make wild promises” anymore about the rollout of the health care law. But it’s clear he’s not going to stop making wild claims about Obamacare—and Obamacare’s critics.
Who Wants Repeal?
As we enjoy the holiday season, the President and congressional Democrats intend to warn the country that conservatives want to repeal Obamacare.
But according to a new poll, so do 50 percent of likely U.S. voters.
That’s right—there is broad support for repealing Obamacare and starting over with health care reform. So what happens then?
What Happens After Repeal?
President Obama and his allies have made no secret of their plans: They cast Obamacare skeptics as The Ones Who Want to Take You Back to the Health Care Dark Ages.
Unfortunately for Obama’s public relations push, conservatives have no such intention. Repealing Obamacare—and saving Americans from the law’s woes—is only the beginning of what we would like to see in American health care. It would merely get this monstrosity out of the way so that truly helpful reforms could begin.
Obama said yesterday that critics just want to “go back to the status quo” and that they “haven’t presented an alternative.”
This is laughable. Obamacare is hardly the only game in town. Heritage experts—and many other policy researchers—have been offering health reform ideas for decades. Heritage has specifically outlined an alternative to Obamacare.
So while the White House spends December selling Americans the same old stale (and failing) ideas, we’ll be looking forward (to borrow an Obama buzzword). We’ll be highlighting the ways Congress could do health care reform better—and what it would mean to you and your family.
You might have noticed, things seem to be running smoothly after the big upgrade by Bluehost. As best I can tell, no glitches from this end. I suppose I could have posted something last night, but ya know… I just didn’t feel like it!
I took a side trip to Wally World down in Corinth, and was quite surprised that there were no where near the number of people I expected, since this is the ‘shopping season’. Jeeez…I hate that term! This is NOT a shopping season, but we have sure turned it into one. This is the CHRISTmas season! Let’s get that RIGHT! Sheesh!
Anyway, I had to pick up some non fridge items to send to Afghanistan, and my latest ‘craving’…marshmallows, so I figured while I was in the area, why not! Besides, the tax is lower down there. Sadly, they have a state income tax, so that ruled out Mississippi when we decided to leave the frozen lands of Wisconsin. I suppose it all works out in the end, one way or another.
Good news from my foray into MS… my battery is good for another 2 years and 3 months. Heh. The bad news, I’ll have to go back down there again in another 3 months to make sure it’s still working. Apparently, I only had two incidents show up on my ticker readout, and they were fast beating. Told the nurse that’s likely when I was raking leaves. Heh. She agreed. Usually, there are incident of my dadburn heart stopping, which is why I need that internal mp3 player. The pumper is only 60% functional without it. sigh… If it’s not one thing, it’s another, eh? The heart, the spine issues, the nasty disease….oh well! I woke up this morning, and for that, I am grateful….to God!
So, while I was driving back from Corinth, I got to listen to the beginning of Mark Levin’s show. I just love him. Take no bull, says what he means, and gives a major slap down to whoever needs one! Ya gotta hear the show…at least his beginning monologue!
HealthCare.gov is racist! Heh! Just HAD to share this with ya!
Speaking of Obamacare, and seriously, lately, does anyone ever talk about anything else these days? Well, Michelle’s friends who ‘built’ this fiasco didn’t include any security into the site! Piece of advice, DO NOT EVEN TYPE THE WEB ADDRESS INTO YOUR COMPUTER! Jeeez! More than 3 years, and they still have a failed site, with no security? Let me ask….how long did it take for Amazon to create their site, and get it up and running, handling MILLIONS of customers, around the world? Don’t you think it would have been a good idea for the gubmint to contact the REAL experts, and get their advice, instead doing the crony thing, which is what Obama did in hiring a loser, FOREIGN company! Logic would say to shut down the site, and get it fixed before anyone has their identity stolen, and their lives ruined! But then, there is no logic in this administration, and they are spending OUR money to push for Obamacare, in another campaign to promote this disaster! Bottom line: They don’t give a damn! A REAL man, a REAL leader, would admit this was a mistake, and take responsibility. But then, we don’t have one of those in the White House, do we.
Please, for the love of all that’s holy, work to get the Dems out of the Senate, take more of their seats in the House. These people are going to kill me, and many like me, if we don’t get this Obama BS revoked! Want the problem solved? Allow people to buy insurance across state lines! Can you imagine the competition? Costs will decrease, and guess what! You don’t have to pay for something you don’t need….like maternity care…and the BIG prize…you won’t be forced to pay for the murder of children. Now, wouldn’t THAT be a novel concept? This idea has been proposed many times by those on the right, my own Congress critter, Mz Marsha has repeatedly introduce bills to do just that, but hey…the insurance lobbies are all about the big bucks, and they don’t want more competition.
So, the problem isn’t all Obama and his minions. It’s the lobbyists, and THEIR minions in both houses of Congress. They no longer work for us. They work for whoever donates the most money to their campaign coffers, who will reassure their re-election so they can take even MORE control of our lives. Ever get the feeling that something is SERIOUSLY out of whack? Yeah….me too!
Liberals laughed at the House in 2011 when they read the U.S. Constitution on the floor. There was a darn good reason for them to do that, but it really didn’t matter in the long run. The Constitution is just a piece of paper, written by old white guys a long time ago, and means nothing in their world. Well, it means a LOT in my world, and it should in yours as well. If we don’t get this country back on track, the way the Founders, you know, those old white guys, intended, we won’t have a country to get on any track but the one headed into the cesspool…the direction it is heading now!
I suppose all our concentrating on the Obamadontcare fiasco makes D.C. think we’ve all forgotten about the other scandals that have plagued this administration. Well, guess what! We have NOT forgotten! We well remember the murdered Americans in Benghazi. We haven’t forgotten the IRS targeting conservative groups. We remember OBAMA’S shut down of the government, his arrogance, the media pointing fingers at the WRONG people, and the disrespect shown to our greatest heroes. No, we have NOT forgotten!
I don’t know what more I can say about Obamadontcare than I already have. It’s a fiasco, and only hurts the country, helping few, and destroying business. But then, wasn’t that Obama’s plan from the very beginning? Transforming America. What those who voted for him didn’t understand was what he planned to transform in to….a third world nation!
What Will Happen When (and If) HealthCare.gov Actually Works
Amy Payne – The Foundry
HealthCare.gov may or may not be working—for some people.
That seems to be the clearest assessment after the Obama Administration has flubbed two deadlines to get the Obamacare website working.
The disaster has spawned countless news stories and updates about the website’s progress. But here’s the most important story: HealthCare.gov can’t fix anything that’s wrong with Obamacare.
Even if it worked perfectly from Day 1, that would do Americans little good. A slick, smoothly functioning website couldn’t undo all the damage Obamacare has done and is doing.
Here are just six of the things HealthCare.gov couldn’t begin to fix.
I don’t know about you, but I’m totally fed up with Obamadontcare, Obama, the Obama administration, the feckless Democrats, and the drooling lapdogs in the media! Does anyone really know who wrote that piece of crap they shoved down our throats? Whose idea was it really? Well, looks like the cat is out of the bag!
His name is Robert Creamer, a convicted felon, husband to socialist Dem representative, Jan Schakowsky, follower of Saul Alinsky, and apparently, an avowed Marxist. THIS is what the administration is shoving down the throats of American citizens without their consent! But hey, who cares, as long as the communists get their way, right?
Canceling insurance plans we liked, making folks buy policies they don’t want, and can’t afford, taking away the doctors we’ve dealt with for years….all part of the plan to create new Dem voters, by way of illegals, and ignoring those who are truly in need. Way to go Obama! You’ve been officially the WORST president in this nation’s history for a while now, and it ain’t got diddly to do with the color of your skin. It’s the LACK of character, your policies, and your arrogance that has pushed you to the #1 spot! Jimmy Carter thanks you!
Obamacare Undermines American Values
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
We wrote earlier this week about the ways Obamacare discourages marriage and work. These aren’t the only traditional values it undermines.
Obamacare goes against two values that should be no-brainers: prioritizing American citizens over non-citizens, and prioritizing help for the disabled over assistance for able-bodied adults.
Prioritizing Non-Citizens Over American Citizens
Obamacare includes special provisions that allow many legal, non-citizen residents to qualify for federally subsidized insurance and, in so doing, offers these non-citizens more and better coverage options than American citizens.
The law as implemented creates two inequities that put American citizens at a disadvantage compared with non-citizens.
They really do believe we’re that stupid!
1. Max Baucus
“If you like what you have you can keep it.”
2. Harry Reid
“Those fortunate enough to have health insurance will be able to keep theirs.”
3. Mark Begich
“If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of (inaudible), you keep it”
4. Mary Landrieu
“While those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan. This is a very accurate description of this bill before us – The Patient Protection and Affordability Act. It’s very accurate.”
5. Hillary Clinton
“You keep the insurance you have if you like it.”
6. Nancy Pelosi
“If you like what you have and you want to keep it, you have the choice to do that.”
7. Barack Obama
“If you like your health care plan you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
Please remember that those ‘subsidies’ that the administration is touting are paid for by your tax dollars. D.C. has no money. It’s OUR money they throw around. Turning the U.S. into a welfare state is the intent. Destroying our exceptionalism is a bonus.
How Obamacare Discourages Work and Marriage
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
We were told that Obamacare was supposed to be compassionate toward the needy in America.
While President Obama and his fellow liberals may have held the best of intentions while ramming Obamacare through Congress, the law’s policies are far from compassionate toward the uninsured and Americans with low and modest incomes.
In fact, the law perpetuates some of the country’s worst trends that trap people in poverty. It includes disincentives for individuals to marry and for Americans of low and modest incomes to work. Discouraging work and marriage will only perpetuate poverty and income inequality, not alleviate them.
Obamacare – Pure Evil
by The Bunker
I thought I would be ready for these stories. I was wrong. For the love of God what has happened to this country? What has happened to the men in this country? Is there any empathy left in the hearts of the nations people? What? Is everything just entertainment for the masses? “Oh, look honey, a sick little kid on TV.” “Oh, that’s so sad. Hey what time is Dancing With The Stars on?” Is this what it has come down to? Or maybe it’s, “Damn man, I hope that never happens to my kid!”
Let me make this point CRYSTAL CLEAR, so listen up. The psychopaths who put this health care law together and then dropped it on the country knew this would happen. The democrats, if they are anything, are political geniuses. They use war games in their strategies to cover every conceivable detail. They have backup strategies to their back up strategies. The president, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett and all the other commies knew darn well that when citizens lost their health care the logical outcome would be that people would die, including children. These people are so filled with evil they didn’t care and don’t care.
Let me ask you this; if you knew that something you were about to do would harm a child would you go ahead and do it? Of course not! No rational thinking human being with any sense of compassion would even think of causing harm to a child. But, that’s not the case for the commie cabal running our country is it? No, because for them its about getting what they want, at any cost. The passage of this sick health care law is the pinnacle legislation for the democrats. It provides total control over the masses. Complete and absolute power to begin social engineering. That is what communism is all about, social engineering, manipulation, creating a perfect society. If people have to die, so be it. Sick children with cancer would never be productive to the collective.
Read Karl Marx for God’s sake, its all about creating a productive and prosperous working class. The one minor point that is always left out for the masses is that if people are old, sick, feeble minded, disabled etc. their happy days as a productive member are short lived. There’s a pit in an open field waiting for those folks. This is who is running our country people! Harry Reid just consolidated another big chunk of power for the cabal. The lies, the manipulations, executive orders, corruption, hidden bureaucratic rules and regulations, spying, intimidation of the opposition and of the press, it’s a freaking police state and it is killing people!!!
I don’t want to hear any more bull crap from the big talkers on Fox News, or so called opposition party because they are all phonies. If the bastards in the republican party can’t take this child’s story to the floor of both houses of Congress and scream till they are blue in the face at Pelosi and Reid then they are nothing but cowards. Look, this sick child and others like them aren’t going to wait around for the next election. They don’t care how many votes politicians can muster or Obama’s poll numbers. They’ll all be dead before then!!
For the love of God, hasn’t this country killed enough children already?
Judgement day! Judgement day is coming! We are going to pay for the sin of doing nothing.
It will not be the kind and it sure as hell won’t be entertaining.
Well, it looks like he’s doing it again. Obama is breaking his own law by changing the dates for enrollment of his very unconstitutional Obamacare. Please, do NOT call it “affordable”, because it isn’t. Most people can’t afford that crap they are pushing, so let’s stick with Obamacare, which, in reality, is Obama DON’T CARE. He doesn’t, ya know. If he cared about the people in this country, he’d stop playing god with their health, their income, and their property.
I had a conversation with my son in law a couple of days ago. He was a bit riled up, to say the least. It seems that a representative from an insurance company, whose name keeps popping up…United Health…had a meeting with the employees. From what Ick tells me, they have a choice…pay insurance premiums, or feed the family. Ok, perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but not by much. They do have bills, like most families, not to mention the student loans they are still paying, and have just acquired even more since Brat is has gone back to school.
Here’s the deal. Brat was a blood sucker, aka phlebotomist. She started having problems, and was unable to continue blood sucking. Diagnosis? CRPS. Let’s face it…if your hand locks up, it’s really not a good idea to attempt sticking a needle in someone’s arm, or wherever, and try to suck blood, now is it. The weird thing is, she wasn’t injured, or have a heart attack, or stroke, or any of the other typical ways this develops. I guess this is better than having MS, which was the other option before the did the MRI. SO…she is unable to work right now, and is going to school to learn a new skill that doesn’t require a lot of physical activity, just her mind.
Not having 2 incomes has crimped their lifestyle, to say the least, but they are adapting…sort of. Also, having another mouth to feed, along with all the other issues a toddler has, like growing out of clothes before he even wears them, is a financial drain. And then there’s Obamadontcare.
The offers of coverage were absurd, to say the least. A single male? Not a problem. The premiums were $120, which would be great if Ick were single, which obviously, he is not. For a family of four? One thousand two hundred dollars. That $1,200….each and every month. Excuse me, but where is the logic? And the deductable? Are you sitting down? $10,000….for each and every person. That’s $40,000!! Excuse me?
Naturally, there’s the maternity in both policies, which is not needed, by anyone! If Short Person turns up preggers, she wouldn’t live long enough to make use of it because first, Daddy would kill her, then Mommy, then Big Mama, then….well, the list is long.
Ick’s tale of woe isn’t uncommon. Very few people have had their premiums reduced. Many have had coverage canceled in the middle of their cancer treatments. Children will die. Death panels are already in play through the insurance companies that are trying to comply with Obama’s garbage. The policies offered are astronomical. Affordable? Nothing the government does is affordable because they don’t deal with the real world.
How humiliating is when you find out you can’t afford the few plans that are offered, and are shoved into Medicaid, whether you want it or not? That’s what is happening. If you even have a job, you’re darn lucky, since Obama’s economic policies, which includes Obamadontcare, have pretty much destroyed the economy, contrary to the faked numbers being thrown out there.
And now that jackwagon is, once again, pushing the dates out past the 2014 elections? Oh no…that wasn’t political at all, was it! He’s afraid if people see what he’s done to their insurance, the Democrats will lose the Senate, and he will REALLY be a lame duck. Well, he’s lame already. People are already waking up to his power grab.
I’d like to make a suggestion. First….screw Obama and his minions. Second, when you go see the doc, pay cash. Paying out of your own pocket for the visit is a lot cheaper than dealing with insurance companies and co-pays. They have to charge more for those with insurance because they have to hire someone to deal with the insurance company. Pay cash, and that problem is solved. Third, work very hard to get the Democrats out of the majority in the Senate, and add more R’s in the House in the 2014 elections.
Since Reid pushed that nuclear option down everyone’s throat, rather like they did with Obamadontcare, the rules have changed! The R’s can repeal that garbage, change the law so people can buy health insurance over state lines, which creates competition, and lowers prices, with a simple majority of 51. With 60 R votes, they can over ride any veto of the tin pot dicator, and voila! We have control back to make our own choices where our health care is concerned, and possibly, have many of our liberties returned.
The Real Damage of Obamacare
by The Bunker
I just spent four days on the road listening to all the big talkers on the radio blasting the president and his “Failed” healthcare plan. I have one simple question, “What failure?” It’s not the website, or the navigators or even the fact that people haven’t signed up. No, the damage has been done. Even if the presidents poll numbers drop to zero the truth is that there are now over 10,000 pages of new rules and regulations written into the Federal Register. There are also thousands more waiting to be implemented.
You can be sure that these rules, regulations, taxes, fees and laws cross into every federal bureaucracy. From the IRS to The Department of Homeland Security and down into the Department of the Interior. The Affordable Care Act is now like a virus infecting the entire government. This virus has already spread into every level of state and local government and will continue to grow.
Bureaucrats in thousands of government buildings are sending out dictates to private insurance companies, individuals and business’s demanding that they comply or face penalties. The new health care law has provided them with the tools to implode 1/6 of this nation’s economy.
When a virus of this magnitude is unleashed there are no, “Fixes” or alternate plans.
In the debate leading up to the passage of Obamacare Mark Steyn made a brilliant observation. He said politicians love big government medicine and health care laws because they are the one set of regulations that touches every single citizen. Because centralized control never works it always requires fixing. This gives the politicians the perfect platform to be seen as hero’s, always, working for the little guy to protect them from the big government bullies. Government health care crosses all demographic boundaries. The political saviors can use their “fixes” to appeal to everyone because everyone is affected by the mess the politicians created. Taking over a huge segment of the economy also lets the political class shakedown anyone and anything that is forced to comply.
Politicians who run to the microphone to proclaim their ideas on how to fix the mess that has been dropped on the nations head are phonies. Anyone who has an alternate or better plan should be booed from the stage.
What the people of America need is an anti-Obamcare virus removal program. This law has to be repealed and wiped clean from the nations hard drive. Any other plan leaves tens of thousands of damaging rules and regulations that will infect our lives forever.
Please check out Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible
Why is it that people I have never met, and honestly, never want to meet, have so much control over what I do with my life, or what’s left of my life? I’m no spring chicken, but not quite ready to go toes up. I have, however, lived long enough, sadly, to see such a radical change in our nation that I’m not all that sure living in this once free nation, founded in sound principle, is worth it. If I could think of somewhere else to go, and could afford it, I would! Where are those moon bases we were promised? No, I’m not really giving up on this land of my birth, I’m just getting more pissed off by the day! And I don’t think I’m the only one whose BP is rising!
In my opinion, all Marxists are insane, fairly stupid, lacking in grown up common sense, and over loaded with greed. What we have ‘ruling’ the nation right now is a Marxist… I can’t say it any more plain that that!
Denying people the ability to succeed, or fail, on their own merits is just one indicator. Forcing people to buy something they don’t want, don’t need, and can’t afford, is another. FORCING individuals and businesses to deny their faith is a violation of the 1st Amendment, a God given right, intended to restrain the government from establishing a state religion, not meant to deny the people the right to worship, yes…even in the public square. Regulating businesses to the point they can no longer afford to be a business is insanity.
Forcing restaurants, fast food or otherwise, to provide a detailed nutritional value ‘chart’, is one of those stupid and insane items I mentions. First, the cost would be absurd. Second, if you have a large number of items, your wall will be nothing but numbers that are pretty much meaningless to the average American. Third, no one gives a damn! I don’t buy a pizza, from anyone, for the caloric content and nutritional value. I buy a pizza, on the very rare occasion, because that is what I am in the mood to have for lunch or dinner. Now Obama and his gubmint thugs are going to tell me I can’t have one because it’s not good for me? And if I’m allowed to have one, it’s going to cost twice the amount it did previously, thanks to said clown and thugs. Are they going to come up with tasteless nutrient wafers, pass them out at what use to be a grocery store so we get our allotted ‘dosage’?
The purpose of Obamacare is not health care, or even to regulate the insurance industry. No, the purpose to get us all in lockstep with the goose steppers, turn us into compliant sheep, and crush the life out of us. Comply! Well, I will NOT comply!
I keep hearing how this incompetent boob is so charismatic. Really? I don’t see it. I find nothing about him charismatic, or even intelligent, so why should I allow him, and his lapdogs, dictate what I can and cannot do? Jobs will be lost, businesses will go under, and the 90,000,000 + who are already out of work will have a lot more company in the “bread lines”.
Explain to me why we are not already in full out rebellion against the tyranny?
How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza?
Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie count of every possible combination. Of course, all the information is already available online.
“Right now I’m 60 to 70 percent Internet,” Carraway said of her business. “So people can go online and they can look at the nutritional values because it’s all broken up there.”
Due to the UN-Afordable Care Act, which has nothing to do with care, health, or affordability, I now have to go see my doc every time I need a prescription refilled that helps me to function without tears? Every single time! Instead of calling them on the phone, having them call my pharmacy, I have to drive into town using gas that the eco-nuts say causes pollution, spend money on an office visit that we can ill afford, wait up to two hours, to have my doc look at me and say, “why yes, you are in quite a bit of pain, aren’t you”, and write a prescription on paper that is from a tree that had to be cut down? Yep! Obamacare does more than just cancel insurance policies. It does a WHOLE lot more…like telling doctors HOW to practice medicine.
I’ve no doubt many competent psychiatrists have a lot of explanations why Obama lies, and continues to lie. Me? I think he’s a narcissist, as do quite a few others, including Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., who wrote quite eloquently on the subject before the first election in 2008. No one listened.
What are the symptoms of a narcissist, you ask? Well, I’ll show ya!
- Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
- Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
- Requires excessive admiration
- Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
- Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
- Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
- Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
- Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Five or more of these symptoms, and you are a narcissist! Methinks the current resident of the Oval Office has all nine. I’m fairly sure there are many others who have many of the same symptoms of narcissism, both in, and out of public office. Personally, I can think of a few people who will NEVER hold public office who suffer from such delusions of grandeur, but that’s another story.
When a president lies, and no one calls him on it, he apparently feels entitled to continue lying. Over the last 3 years, this one has been telling a whopper! 29 different times, even though he knew it was a lie. Why? Well, the above description of a narcissist comes into play, but why is it so easy for him to lie? Some folks say he apologized, but what he did say came no where near a true apology. Well, if you have a brain, and some commons sense to go along with it, you know that wasn’t really an apology. The rest of ya? Drunk on Kool-Aid I guess!
He didn’t say that the rage people feel toward him is justified.
Why does it seem so easy for the president to tell such a gargantuan lie?
- In order to feel guilty about deceiving someone, an individual must have respect for that person.
- He must consider the other man or woman his equal.
- He must believe that depriving the other man or woman of the truth would be a sin because it deprives that person of free will. Because without the facts, competent people can’t make informed decisions.
Well now, let’s break out the big bows and short pants, and listen to what Papa Obama is telling us. It’s for our own good, you know!
It’s quite obvious that Obama has NO respect for America or Americans. We are obviously too stupid to make the ‘right’ decisions for ourselves, and our families, so he must make them for us. We are ALL beneath him. And yes, that includes those fools who still insist he’s not liked ‘cuz he’s black’. God created us all equal. What you do after that? Well, that’s totally up to you.
Nixon (Republican) lied, and had the decency to resign. Clinton (Democrat) lied, was impeached by the House, Did not have the decency to resign, and spent no time in jail for perjury. Now we have Obama lying on a regular basis, and …. nothing.
No Oprah, it’s not his color that we don’t like. If that were the case, we wouldn’t like Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Herman Cain, Dr Ben Carson, Alphonso Rachel, Lloyd Marcus, Tim Scott, David Webb, and so many more who share the same pigmentation. It’s him. We don’t like HIM!
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do:
he hath been a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father thereof.
John 8:44 (GNV)
Can we PLEASE face facts here? This guy occupying the White House is a liar! It’s that simple. If he is as clueless as he claims to be, then he is more than just incompetent. Did he think, when running for office that it was all just fun and games, jetting around the world, partying? If he was in the private sector, this clown would have been kicked to the curb a long time ago! Explain to me why he’s still taking up space in D.C.! Oh, that’s right! Because there are so many blatant lapdogs in the media, and Congress, especially the Senate in the form of that imp, Harry Reid, doing his bidding!
Fixing this disaster Obama has created, with the aid of the many that are now exempt, is impossible. Yep…totally impossible. He lied to the American people. Those who believed his lies are now waking up to reality, thankfully, and are fighting, or rolling over. Yes, there are a very few this law MIGHT help, but the majority will be slammed with fees, fines, premiums, and out of pocket expenses no middle class family can afford these days, even if they are working!
So far, the number of people who have lost they plans they liked, chose for themselves and their families, that fit their budget and needs, is around 5 million. In a country of over 300 million, that doesn’t sound like a lot, and there are some who blow those folks off as collateral damage. For the lady who is going to die because she is no longer going to be able to get cancer treatment, being collateral damage is not looking too good right now. The number of people who will be losing their coverage will increase substantially over the next 12 months!
I wish people would stop equating health care with insurance. They are NOT the same thing! Obamacare has NOTHING to do with health care, which is medical care. This involves a doctor and a patient. Insurance is something a person purchases to help cover the costs of the medical care, and some of the expenses that might be involved with that care, like tests that might be needed.
Barack Hussein Obama is not a doctor, and knows NOTHING about medical care. Barack Hussein Obama is not an insurance expert, and knows NOTHING about that business. Barack Hussein Obama had NO business butting his nose into our health care, and the insurance we CHOOSE to purchase.
Barack Hussein Obama is a liar! He is ‘of his father’.
Do You Believe Obama This Time? How About Now? …Now?
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Once upon a time, Obamacare was “settled” law that was “here to stay.” Or so President Obama said—before Obamacare failed to survive contact with reality.
The reality is that the Administration is delaying the impact of major parts of the law, including the employer mandate and now the benefit mandates for health plans.
There’s a slight problem: As the President so readily reminded us, Obamacare is still the law of the land. Without undoing the law, everything that has people up in arms—the higher costs, mandates, plan cancellations—will still happen.
And this latest one-year “fix” isn’t a given. As Heritage’s Chris Jacobs put it: “The President’s promise that his new ‘plan’ can allow people to keep their plans is just as flawed and false as his original ‘like your plan/keep it’ pledge.”