Nov 21, 2013 Obamacare
They claim they are just like us and they pretend to be of the people but members of Congress are the overlords and they have a much easier time of things. This is, in part, because they are not subject to the laws they pass for us to follow. The Obamacare debacle is a primary example.
First of all they ensured they were eligible for up to 75% of their premiums to be paid for by taxpayers. No other worker is in the exchange with employer support. They are in and paying the entire freight or they are getting a tax credit (at the expense of taxpayers). Members of Congress voted to exempt themselves.
Now, they are not having any trouble signing up because they have special access phone numbers and people from the insurance companies sitting at the Capitol to help them get all signed up.
In addition, the lawmakers have a much larger selection of plans from which to choose. They have 112 Gold Plan options which is many times more than the serfs for whom they work have access to.
These cretins forced this on America and then ensured they were treated like royalty.
We need to vote them all out of office for this.
They work for us and we need to make sure they know that.
Of course they will flash some shiny beads during the next election and the low information voters will reelect them and then cry that they are getting screwed.
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 11, 2013 Political
The Federal Government has shut down 17% of its operations and one would think the end of the world is near. The petulant child in the White House has been giving directives to departments to make the shutdown as painful as possible for the public. The Democrats have expressed that they “are winning” so they do not care how long it lasts. I have addressed that attitude before but suffice it to say they care not a bit about this country or the people in it. Obama has refused to negotiate and Harry Reid is making demands that he will not bend on.
They are out of control.
Certainly some things will shut down when the government is closed (or partly closed) but this government has shut down things that do not need to be shut down and it has done so for the sole reason of hurting people.
The government shut down a road that runs through federal property which caused school buses to stop taking kids to school. Buses are unable to use the alternate road so parents are forced to take their children to school. Government does not man the road but it decided to shut it down to make things tough.
Government has removed people from their own homes because those homes are located on federal property. People were forced by gun toting jack booted thugs of the government to leave their homes. Government does not pay for or maintain the homes but the owners had no choice.
Government shut down open air monuments and memorials that are never manned and cost nothing to visit. They barred veterans of WWII from visiting the open air WWII Memorial just to cause harm.
The government forced a bunch of old people on a bus trip to get back in a bus that was touring Yosemite after they stopped to take pictures. The people were allowed to go to their hotel rooms and were forced to stay in those rooms for a few days (they were NOT allowed out) as armed officers kept them under house arrest. They were then placed back on the bus and allowed to leave They were not permitted to stop at a rest place, usually frequented on those tours, to use the restrooms. Nothing they did cost the government money and they paid for the trip. This was done to hurt people.
People using campgrounds on federal property were forced to leave even though they paid to use the facilities, their presence does not cost the government and their money results in revenue to the Treasury. This was done to hurt people.
The stories go on and on and they all involve the government deliberately doing something that harms people. They claim it is because of the shutdown but the actions they are taking involve things that are not affected by the shutdown. This is all out of Rules for Radicals and it is all on the orders of Obama.
He told people to make it as unpleasant as possible.
Hell, Obama had the military commissaries shutdown even though 98% of their funds come from user fees. His regime did not pay death benefits to the families of warriors who died after 1 October just to use these grieving families as pawns.
What does any of this have to do with Obamacare?
Let us suppose that Obamacare was fully implemented and money was flowing all over paying for procedures and people were getting health care. Now this is fantasy because it will not run well but that does not matter. Just suppose it is up and running.
Do you for one second think that the petulant child in the White House would not use Obamacare to hurt people and make the shutdown even more painful?
He could simply say that all health care facilities are closed because the government is shut down and these facilities fall under a federal law and are getting federal money. Medicare is on autopilot so they really would have a hard time doing it with that but with Obamacare they could easily inflame the country and point fingers at the mean old GOP by shutting down facilities.
If anyone reading this thinks that Obama would not do just that then you would be a moron. He would do it in a New York City second.
Look at how many things he closed down that were never closed in other shutdowns. Look at how many things he closed that government has nothing to do with. The stated goal was to make it hurt and he could do that by shutting health facilities.
So those of you screaming that Obamacare is wonderful and should be left alone keep that in mind when it is used against you someday.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if a Republican president had a shutdown someday because Democrats would not agree to a budget and that president took a page from the Alinsky playbook that Obama uses and shut down the health clinics? None of you liberal morons would have grounds to say a thing because you are allowing Obama to do the very same thing right now.
The Democrats shut down the government. They refused to negotiate and they are holding America hostage. They are holding a gun to our heads.
That’s how good it is! ~ Ann Coulter
Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and all the others are radical terrorists who are out to destroy this country. They all belong in Gitmo with the rest of the terrorists.
As an aside, those of you who hate George Bush keep this in mind. There was not one day of government shutdown when he was in office.
One last thing. Why do liberals always scream that Social Security checks won’t go out and the military won’t get paid. We know SS is on autopilot and that the military will eventually get paid but the liberals like to use fear to make seniors, those who have been enslaved under Social Security, fearful of not getting a check.
If you are worried about your money and have no other means then perhaps you should learn to vote better. And buy lots of cat food.
One thing I never hear is that welfare checks might not go out. Liberals place a higher value on crack whores and welfare queens getting their checks than they do the seniors who paid in and the military who protect this nation.
Really not bright to threaten not to pay the people with all the tanks, jets, helicopters comprised of the finest fighting forces in the world. They can point their weapons in any direction and are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, not politicians.
And that would be against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.
Obama and his henchmen are domestic enemies.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 30, 2013 Political
Oops, looks like the reality that it had to be passed to see what was in it has struck home for members of Congress and their staff members with regard to Obamacare. Remember that Nancy Pelosi famously stated that they needed to pass the bill to see what was in it. No one read the 2000 plus page bill, a bunch of shady deals were made to get this thing passed, and Obama signed it with a big smile.
He was happy that he screwed America and that government took more control over our lives.
The problem is that members of Congress and their staff must be part of the Obamacare exchanges and there is NO mechanism in place for their employer (the taxpayer) to pay the employer portion of health care premiums. People are working furiously to find some way to allow this to take place but so far there is no solution to a problem the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) pointed out not long after the bill was signed into law.
Congress now looks to Obama to make some administrative announcement to “fix” this problem. The Legislators do not want to change this via legislation because it will be seen as hypocrisy by the public. You see, the public is stuck with all the bad stuff in the law and can’t simply change or make a new law to help themselves. Congress wants to avoid looking like hypocrites.
Ironically, this is the reason the provision is in the law in the first place. Senator Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, proposed this part of the legislation to ensure that members of Congress and their staff were held to the same standard as constituents. There is speculation that Grassley never thought it would pass but that Democrats did not want to look like hypocrites so they allowed it.
Now they are stuck with it and they are whining. When 70% of the nation opposed this it was no big deal because our betters knew what was best for us. We had to shut up and eat our peas. We had to watch as they played games, lied and made backroom deals to get this passed and we had to watch them smile as it was signed into law even as we continued to oppose it.
They did not mind all of us having this forced upon us but now that they are stuck and there appears to be no way out they are in full fix it mode.
Screw them. Let them have to pay 100% of their health care costs. Let them be forced to eat their peas. Let them have to do what they do not want to do like the majority of us who have opposed this monstrosity since its conception.
No special treatment for these pukes. If you don’t want it to apply to you then repeal it or defund it.
God help them if they refuse to repeal or refund and then work a deal to get a break for themselves and their staff. It will not be pretty when 2014 rolls around.
This is what happens when government involves itself in areas where it does not belong. This is what happens when they engage in social programs that enslave the people. This is what happens when they act in haste.
Now they are caught up in the web they set up and they do not like it.
I guess they should have read it first.
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 25, 2013 Political
Well, well, well, it looks like the highly paid members of Congress are in talks to exempt themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Yes, the must have health care law that was forced upon the American public is deemed too costly for members of Congress and their staff but the constituents, those who pay their salaries and for whom they work, are not so lucky.
This is another example of the good enough for you but not for me. Yes America, your employees in Congress think this is too costly for them to afford with their nearly 200,000 dollar a year salaries.
Those of us who make far less than that are stuck with it. The logic here seems to be that Congress members and their staff are unable to afford this and DC might lose the brain power (that ship has already sailed) so they need an exemption BUT it matters not how it affects the rest of us because our overlords have decided it is best for us.
Senator McConnell says he is not involved in the talks and believes all Americans should be exempt. Well Senator, you guys there have the ability to defund this monstrosity so have at it.
If the Democrats give you a hard time ask them why they too are on board with the exemption. Hell, they should be happy to rid themselves of this before the next election.
Be aware Decepticons in Congress, the public is watching. A huge majority did not want this to begin with and if you deem yourselves too important to be burdened by this we will unburden ourselves of your presence in Congress.
Keep in mind that the SCOTUS ruled that Obamacare was a tax. So not only did Obama raise taxes on EVERYONE, Congress is now trying to exempt itself from that tax.
Pay attention to Maryland for an idea of how the cost will affect the rest of us…
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 23, 2012 Political
Another poor schmuck who follows Islam appears to be the latest patsy of the FBI. Amine El Khalifi, who is in this country ILLEGALLY, had made statements in groups of Muslims that the war on terror was a war with Islam and that they needed to be prepared. An informant told this to the FBI and they set up a sting in which they provided Khalifi with an inoperable weapon and an inert bomb vest.
I imagine this guy had leanings against America but it seems to me he did not necessarily intend to act upon them until the FBI planted the idea by making him think he was working with an al-Qaeda operative. I am not sure but to me it seems this is another person who might have been entrapped.
In any event, he was arrested when he went toward the Capital to carry out “his” plan.
A few days later we learn that the government will spend $7.8 MILLION to make the Capitol building a fortress. It will be upgraded so that it can be closed down quickly and the poor little Congress Critters can be locked safely inside.
Maybe, just maybe, the patsy was selected and enticed to do this so that the money could be appropriated for this and people would not question it. After all, it is a lot easier to sell this kind of expense when there was a “credible” threat. The people might not otherwise be on board with such a move.
But why would Congress want the Capitol to be fortified? Perhaps they are concerned about citizens getting fed up with them and doing something. Big Sis has already labeled just about everyone a terrorist and that means they might just do something bad.
But Congress could not appropriate that kind of money and make those fortifications by claiming that they need to protect themselves from the citizenry. Any improvements without explanation would draw the ire of folks and lead to speculation that the place was being secured against citizens.
So a plan was needed. Enter the patsy and the FBI and bang, you have a ready made reason to spend money to secure the Capitol and the public is none the wiser.
Why should those morons be any safer than the rest of us?
Amine El Khalifi was held without bail:
Magistrate Judge John Anderson said there are no conditions under which El Khalifi should be released at this time both because of the seriousness of the charge against him and because the defendant is in the U.S. illegally. CNN
I guess we now know what an ILLEGAL has to do to get Congress and the Judiciary to act.
If he was a drunk driver who killed a family of four on their way to vacation he would be out in a few hours.
Unless the family was that of a member of Congress.
Or a Judge.
Never surrender, never submit.