An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
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.”
In a weird confluence of the nation’s two most pressing issues — Obamacare and our insane immigration laws — this week we found out that the tens of thousands of “navigators” hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons.
Despite some “navigators” having already been exposed as having arrest warrants against them, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has no plans to screen out the criminals. (But rest assured: If your identity is stolen as a result of trying to sign up for Obamacare, no one will be more upset about it than President Obama.)
Maybe it’s a blessing that the Obamacare website has crashed more often than the Soviet Union’s commercial air fleet did.
In addition to convicted felons, navigators are drawn from labor unions, community organizers, former ACORN staffers and front-groups for the Democratic National Committee.
You know things are getting pretty serious when a former POTUS, who was impeached for perjury and obstruction, is telling the current occupant of the White House to knock off the BS lies and keep the promises he made to the American people!
lie – verb
1: to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
2: to create a false or misleading impression
If the golfer in chief ever told the full truth about ANYTHING, his tongue would fall out! When people in your own party say you ‘misled’….also known as LIED… you’ve got some serious honesty issues! Interesting that the administration is claiming 3% of the target number for 2014 have enrolled, yet they are counting people who have yet to submit a payment in that number. More misleading? The numbers, even with the not yet paid folks, are pretty pathetic, and a large number of those signed up for Medicaid, which means we’ll still be footing the bill.
Obama’s Promise of “Competition” in Obamacare: Also False
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Here’s what the President said in 2009:
My guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition. That’s how the market works. Unfortunately, in 34 states, 75 percent of the insurance market is controlled by five or fewer companies. In Alabama, almost 90 percent is controlled by just one company. And without competition, the price of insurance goes up and quality goes down.
Heritage expert Alyene Senger has bad news for President Obama: Obamacare did absolutely nothing to fix that.