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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 This law has to be repealed and wiped clean from the nations hard drive.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.
The Face of Evil
by The Bunker
This is a very important story because it puts a face on who and what is really going on.
First: we have a tragic story of a woman who is probably going to die because of Obamacare. She wants to tell her story, she is apolitical and just wants to live. Her life is the most basic and precious individual God given Natural Right.
Second: the face of evil, the White House and the Commie cabal that is running it. Commies do not believe in Individual rights, only collective rights, the rights of the group. This devil, Dan Pfeiffer is sitting in a place that controls 1/3 of the power in this country. He mocks this woman, criticizes her plight and has no empathy. In his sick Commie mind she must be discredited, it is imperative that people reject her plight. Why? Because she is the face of the INDIVIDUAL, not the collective.
Remember this and know it and understand it, EVERYTHING, that Commies do they do to serve the collective, the state, the ideological cause of collectivism. This is why it is a KILLING ideology.
I am always stunned by the lack of intelligence displayed by the blonde Fox bubble head. Maybe I shouldn’t be so critical because people really can’t know what they have never been taught.
This is an ideological battle. It is critically important that the nation opens it’s eyes to this fact.
Citizen’s are going to die in this first act of state oppression (Obamacare). Pray this brave woman is not the first casualty.
Apparently, many on the left don’t seem to understand the consequences of forcing people to do something they don’t want to do. The problems with Obamacare go much deeper than just a useless, and dangerous, website. The product Obama is selling is dangerous to the American people, to the economy, to the whole country!
I’m one of the few who can actually keep my plan, at a cost, of course. Mine was grandfathered in. Oh, I could go with the FORCED planned, but I don’t need either maternity care, or mental health coverage. I wanted catastrophic, and that’s what I have. Of course, the cost has gone up by a HUGE chunk ever since that damn law was signed. The reason? Well, the insurance company was preparing for a onslaught of Obama voters, and the forced mandates of the law.
Excuse me, but why are men, and older women, way past their child bearing years being FORCED to buy maternity coverage? Where is the logic? Why? Because Obama said so, that’s why! Honestly, I don’t believe for one minute his has any idea what is actually in his ‘signature legislation’. Oh yeah…he’s gonna be remember for this one for a VERY long time, and it’s NOT going to be the legacy he was hoping for, let me tell ya!
Everyone who has gotten a notice the pretender said they’d never get and are ‘shopping around’ are finding they can’t afford these forced mandated policies. More than doubled premiums from the plan they liked to a plan they don’t like? Increased deductibles? People forced off the employers plans due to the increased cost? And the list goes on. Yep….real smart move there SFB!
The fact is….Obama lied, and people WILL die! They’ll die because they won’t be able to get the care they need. They’ll die because it’ll be a choice between feeding their families, putting over roof over their heads, or paying for overpriced useless insurance.
The fact is…. OBAMA FLAT OUT LIED to the American people! His lapdogs can spin it anyway they want, but facts are facts.
Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack.
While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under the law, they now claim that those “losers” will be few and far between.
The facts speak otherwise, because few Americans will be unaffected by Obamacare’s new health care regime:
H/T: The Bunker
I actually saw the piece on the news Friday…. it freaked me out then, and it freaks me out now. I won’t even type in the website’s address on my computer, and I damn sure won’t be calling them. They know way too much without you even telling them. I don’t like that! Shoot, I don’t like anything about Obamacare; their crappy website, or the authors of the bill, and I can’t find one thing to like about Obama himself.
Did you know that since 2009, there have been 382 different bills introduced in Congress concerning health care? 382. They cover all sorts of areas like women and pregnancy to veterans care. But what is it that has the nation so divided? It’s a bill that the Democrats crammed down the nation’s throat, signed by a POTUS who, in all likelihood, never even read the bill. Heaven knows, those who voted FOR it never read it, and those who voted against probably did.
I read it, but this was before they started adding and subtracting. The bill, as passed, and signed into law isn’t the same bill. Obama has broken his own law by exempting a variety of groups, including himself and Congress. If you are going to force a law on the American people, you should damn sure follow that same law. But then, I forget…this POTUS and Congress are above the law, so they can make YOU buy something you don’t want, but aren’t obligated to do so. I think someone has confused D.C. with the Kremlin of the Cold War.
The media, and members of Congress from the left….WAY left…insist the reason the roll out and the bill itself has so many problems is because of the Republicans. Well, I don’t see how that is even possible since they weren’t involved in the writing of the bill, or in the implementation. I’m not sure who is giving the media their talking point, although I have a pretty good suspicion, but they are flat out lies.
It’s not the Republicans fault that the administration hired an incompetent company, friends of the Obamas by the way, who were incapable of writing a program that would accommodate more than 6 users at a time. It is not the insurance companies fault they are having to drop coverage for millions of people. They are having to drop the policies because they don’t comply with the mandates set forth by Obamacare. Can we use a little bit of common sense here?
Republicans have introduced alternatives, contrary to the garbage the media, Obama, and Reid lying about it. I’d like to introduce an alternative, too.
GET THE HELL OUT OF THE HEALTH CARE BUSINESS!
It was never your job to tell private companies how and who. When the drunk murderer, Teddy Kennedy, was allowed to push his leftist agenda with the HMO crap, it was a signal. We can’t change the past, but we can damn sure influence the future. We act! We put a stop to constant government meddling. We return Congress to it’s right place in the background. All your rules and regulations are harming the country. And no, you do NOT know what’s best for anyone but yourselves, so BACK THE HELL OFF!
The Conservative Alternative to Obamacare
Jim DeMint – The Foundry
We’ve been very critical of Obamacare because it’s hurting Americans. But that has caused some to ask, “What’s your alternative?”
The truth is, we’ve always had alternatives, but our critics weren’t ready to listen. Now, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare has a lot of people asking for alternatives to government-run health care. And conservatives are ready.
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that Obamacare will not reduce premiums for average American families, bring down health care spending, or truly improve health care in this country. Instead, people are receiving notices from their insurance companies that their policies are being canceled or their premiums are skyrocketing.