An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
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.
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.
A rose by any other name, argues Juliet, would smell as sweet. On the other hand, a pile of garbage…rotting in the sun, would still stink to high heaven. What they’re calling immigration reform is no rose!
The majority of our forefathers were immigrants, willing or unwilling. Most of the willing came to make a better lives for themselves and their families. The majority worked hard for a living, many became quite successful, many just made it day to day, but they all had one thing in common…they did not come to suck off the government teat!
I have covered this topic more than enough times, shared the story of my adoptive parents, some of my biological history, and no where was there an illegal in the bunch! I have no problem with people wanting to come to the U.S. who have something to contribute, legally. I have a HUGE problem with people, sneaking over the border, overstaying their visas, and taking what they did not earn from other who have lived the ‘American Dream’. They are NOT entitled to a damn thing. You want to come here, come through the front door, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Learn the language, assimilate to OUR society, and all will be well. Sneak in, demand ‘rights’, force language changes on signs, government documents, etc., and you will be shunned in all possible manners by those who came with their eyes open, not their hands out!
The so called POTUS gave time to illegals, protesting outside the White House, but shuns veterans who fought so he could steal elections, and force socialism down our throats. The priorities of this administration are way more than bassackwards! They are downright criminal! Why didn’t he have the buses lined up to return them to the border? He had NO problem locking out veterans who wanted to see THEIR memorials! A hypocrite, a liar, a….. words fail me. Spawn of Satan is the best I can do right now.
Separating families? No, don’t separate them. Ship the kids with the parents, since they were born here illegally because of the parents criminal activity! I’m not one who is big on the ‘sins of the fathers’, but in this case, I’ll make an exception.
Yes, I’m more than just a little angry. We should ALL be angry! This administration, and a few previous, has allowed the nation to be overrun by criminals from nations all around the world, and turns a blind eye to the injustice that is heaped upon law abiding citizens. Why? Power. Plain and simple. It’s all about the power. The problem is, the power does NOT belong to those in D.C. The power is OURS! Are we going to just hand it over, as we have been doing for the last 40 years? It’s past time to stand up!
Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration
Ken McIntyre – The Foundry
Is immigration reform coming back from the dead?
Over Thanksgiving, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have indicated that the issue —which has meant amnesty, by any other name—is alive on Capitol Hill.
Obama said last week that proponents of amnesty should be “thankful” for Boehner’s stated support for immigration reform and prompted laughter by comparing the complicated issue to a turkey that could be sliced up.
“It’s Thanksgiving. We can carve this bird into multiple pieces,” Obama quipped.
But the metaphor doesn’t really work.
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.
Yep! That’s what the Mr and I will be talking about over our Cornish hens and cranberry sauce….just how ‘wonderful’ Obamadontcare is, and how the unicorns are farting rainbows!
Can this administration makes themselves look any more ridiculous and desperate? No doubt….they can.
What EVERYONE Will Be Talking About at Thanksgiving Dinner
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Have you seen them? The guides for how to talk to your family about Obamacare over the holidays.
That’s right—Organizing for America (OFA), President Obama’s campaign group, has a big push called “Health Care for the Holidays” that urges people to “have the talk” with their loved ones about getting health insurance. The Washington Post also published a “Guide to Surviving Obamacare Debates at Thanksgiving.”
Obama’s group encourages you to “Integrate the talk into family time: Take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk.”
It goes on: “Get creative: Think about what matters to your family member. Make it memorable!”
The OFA website features images of Christmas wreaths alongside pills, snowflakes beside a Band-Aid, and a doctor’s kit next to some turkey legs. Yep, these go together like…your health care and government control.
Thanks to Obamacare’s disastrous rollout and sinking polls, the activist group is desperate to have people tell their family members happy thoughts about the new regime:
- “You get to choose the plan that’s right for you.”
- Fact: Obamacare’s new exchanges actually offer very limited choice.
- “You can find a plan that fits your budget.”
- Fact: Premiums will be more expensive for health insurance exchange shoppers in at least 42 states. See your state here.
The Washington Post’s guide gives possible examples of different family members and their concerns. For the relative who insists everything would be working better if we had gone straight to a single-payer, completely government-administered system, the Post’s Sarah Kliff notes that “we do at least have some evidence that building a government-run insurance system isn’t exactly an easy lift.”
Right. And for that brother who has insurance through his workplace—should he be worried? Kliff says no: “We’re really not seeing much in the way of employers dropping workers into the marketplaces.” But Obamacare dramatically changes the incentives for employers offering health coverage, and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that 7 million people with employer-sponsored coverage will lose it due to Obamacare.
Kliff sums it up pretty well when she writes, “This is probably the most obvious question to come up on Thursday: How busted is this law?”
It’s very, very busted. That’s why Congress should start over and implement health care reforms that are patient-centered and market-based—the opposite of Obamacare.
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.
Isn’t it interesting that when the Republicans threatened to use the ‘nuclear option’, Democrats raised holy hell, spouting how it was not what the founders intended, but now that the Dems are in control it’s exactly what the founders wanted? I honestly don’t believe the Dems know a damn thing about the founders, or the founding, of this nation. They know nothing about what those men, and women, had to put on the line to grant the current crop the liberties they take for granted, and destroy on a daily basis.
This is nothing more than a power grab by the Democrats, as THEY called it back when it was threatened in 2005. Note I said threatened. The Republicans did not grab the power, as I’ve no doubt many believed such an action would have been wrong. The Democrats have no concept of right and wrong, fair, or unfair. I suppose they, falsely, believe they will be in power forever? I’m afraid they are delusional. We are on to their games of lying, cheating, and stealing of elections, through fraudulent votes, and cooking numbers to make themselves look better. IF, on the off chance they pull any more of their games, WE, The People will have a response, and they won’t like it.
They Got Away With It
Amy Payne – The Foundry
As President Obama said, they got away with it.
Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate got away with changing the Senate’s rules so that they can shove through anything they want without having to worry about Republicans filibustering against it.
Just a few short years ago, then-Senator Obama spoke forcefully against doing what Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) just did. When Republicans talked about a similar rule change in 2005, Obama said (emphasis added):
I urge my Republican colleagues not to go through with changing these rules. In the long run, it is not a good result for either party. One day Democrats will be in the majority again, and this rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority. I sense that talk of the nuclear option is more about power than about fairness. I believe some of my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it rather than because they know it is good for our democracy.
Yesterday, the President’s strong words in support of the filibuster were but a memory, as he declared his about-face in favor of the Democratic majority seizing power. “I support the step a majority of Senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business,” he said, describing Reid’s power grab in lofty, for-the-people terms.
I wonder if the people in Nevada are aware that Harry Reid doesn’t represent them? Nope. He doesn’t. He is Obama’s top lapdog, and whatever Obama wants, Harry Reid will do his utmost to make sure Obama gets it, no matter what! If you want to know who is really blocking any REAL progress, all you have to do is look at them.
We’ve already seen too many judges legislate from the bench. Truth be told, the law doesn’t mean squat in the hands of a liberal, and those two are doing their best to make sure as many liberals sit on the bench as possible. The more libs, the less liberty.
Perhaps they’ve both forgotten some wise advice given to Moses by his father in law? Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness… Exodus 18:21a (KJV)
Reid is a dangerous man. He has no business being in such a position of leadership and power. Someone should sit him down, and give him a crash course on the Constitution. His oath of office has been broken, and therefore, he should be removed, as should ALL elected officials who violate their oaths.
Now, I’m no Constitutional scholar, but it’s my understanding that the only way Reid can change any established rule is with a quorum, which would be 51 senators. He has that many Dem votes. However, those Dems might want to remember that one of these days, they will be in the minority. Very soon, I hope!
While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Every few months, it seems, Harry Reid (D-NV) threatens to upend the Senate so that he can push something through without following the rules.
This time, it’s the President’s judicial nominees.
President Obama is already well on his way to remaking federal courts in the liberal image, but Reid insists this isn’t happening fast enough. The Senate Majority Leader is threatening again that he will break Senate rules to change the rules—so he can do anything he wants with the bare minimum number of votes (51).
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.”
If you’ve never been to Gettysburg, it’s truly a humbling experience. As someone who grew up around Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, I didn’t think it would be any different. Well, it was. I can’t explain how, but trust me on this.
Today is the 150th anniversary of a very short speech. Probably the shortest speech any politician has ever given, but which has had a profound effect on our nation. Many people still believe those few words spoken by a man who had the fate of a nation in his hands. Others? Well, they’ll mouth the words with no understanding of their meaning, and praise the speaker, with no understanding of the man.
I’m going to take a wild stab and say many school don’t even teach kids about Gettysburg, or what happened there, who was involved, or why. (And I can pretty much guarantee they don’t have a clue what a ‘score’ is mentioned in the speech!)
snagged from Gateway Pundit (click to embiggen)
Oddly enough, our current resident of the White House won’t be at the anniversary celebration. Why? I’ve not been able to find out. Perhaps he doesn’t want to be humbled? Or since it’s not all about him, he has other things to do? Or, perhaps, he’s forgotten that without Lincoln, he would never have been able to sit in the Oval Office with his feet on the Resolution desk? Who knows. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t believe in “of the people” that he can’t be bothered.
Is Our Government Still “Of the People”?
David Azerrad -The Foundry
Seven score and 10 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history. Standing on the bloodied battlefield of Gettysburg, Lincoln urged the fractured nation to dedicate itself to the “unfinished work” of the battle. In only 10 sentences—272 words in all—he made clear the far-reaching implications of the Civil War: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
It took a long Civil War and hundreds of thousands of dead, but America eventually rid itself of the scourge of slavery and the democratic cause triumphed, thereby confirming Lincoln’s contention that “ballots are the rightful, and peaceful, successors of bullets.”
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.”
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.
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:
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.
Reality: Insurance companies have to cancel policies because they don’t cover what Obama thinks we all need, like maternity and birth control. Well, there are a lot of folks who don’t want, or need birth control, OR maternity. The Mr sure doesn’t need it, and at my age, if I got preggers, I’d be rich! Cuz that doc that removed the works due to cancer must have screwed up somewhere!
So, yes, due to Obamacare, insurance companies are canceling policies. Ergo…THEY LIE!
Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Obamacare dictates what government-approved health insurance looks like.
That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover.
But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this.
Yesterday, they both came out publicly to tell America that it’s not Obamacare that’s causing you to receive a cancellation notice—it’s your insurance company.
Obama called insurance plans that are getting canceled “substandard” and said people could actually keep those plans if insurers still offered them (which they can’t under the President’s health care law). He said those plans are getting canceled only if “insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans” (which they must under the law).
But guess what? If your plan is canceled, Obamacare will bring you a “better deal,” the President said.
That likely won’t make sense to people seeing these Obamacare premium hikes in 42 states.
The bread and butter of Obamacare is transforming health insurance, forcing Americans to buy a government-mandated product, and dictating what health care must look like.
Yet Sebelius said “This isn’t a government takeover of anything.”
President Obama accused Obamacare’s critics of leaving out information. But we just have to quote his words back to him on this blatant denial of Obamacare’s effects: “If you leave that stuff out, you’re being grossly misleading to say the least.”
Obama also said if people have better ideas for health reform, he’ll be happy to listen. In the next few days, The Heritage Foundation will roll out its newest ideas for health reform that puts patients ahead of bureaucrats and would actually restore choice.