Nov 13, 2013 Political
The left keeps telling us Obamacare is settled law and it should be left alone. That is, of course, unless B. Hussein Obama wants to alter it to help his friends. He is OK with granting exemptions and delaying certain provisions that help donors or base groups. He, I might add, is not allowed to change a law but then again the Constitution has never gotten in his way.
To strengthen his argument Obama tells us that John Roberts (an alleged conservative) and the Supreme Court have told us that Obamacare is settled and therefore we must leave it alone.
This guy is supposed to be a Constitutional law professor but he never gets it right. The Supreme Court only stated that Obamacare was Constitutional, not that it had to be left alone. The Court is charged with deciding if something is legal, the Congress is charged with introducing and changing laws and it has that authority no matter how long a law has been in place.
In any event, we are supposed to just sit back and allow Obamacare to destroy the nation because it is settled law. Well a funny thing happened on the way to Obamacare, the Democrats who rammed it through are now in a bad position because it is not working and millions of people are losing the plans they like and were promised they could keep. The rollout of the exchanges was a disaster and the website will likely not be working correctly by the end of November as Obama promised. Democrats want to change the law, you know the one that is settled and must be left alone.
When Republicans were debating the budget issues they pushed for many things. One of the compromises was a year delay of the individual mandate. The Democrats refused to negotiate and allowed the government to shut down over the issue. Now that things are going badly many of them (particularly those up for reelection) are seeking a delay of a year in implementing many parts of Obamacare including the individual mandate. Think about it. Democrats refused to do this and allowed the government to (partially) shutdown and now they are asking for it in order to protect them in the next election.
I like the way Obama and his toadies scream about settled law. Why is it that a settled law means nothing to them when they don’t like it?
Case in point, the Second Amendment. The law regarding arms has been settled law since December 15th, 1791 and yet liberals, including Obama, keep trying to change it.
The Second Amendment protects a preexisting right for an individual to keep and bear arms. This is only in dispute from those who want to get rid of firearms. History, SCOTUS rulings and the writings of the Founders all make it perfectly clear that individuals have the right to own and carry firearms for personal protection and any other legal purpose.
But liberals are not happy with this settled law. They want to change it even though it has been in effect just shy of 222 years.
So don’t fall for the mindless prattle of liberals who declare Obamacare settled law that can’t be changed.
You can change any law. Obamacare can be changed by Congress and the President and the Second Amendment can be changed by the people (through the Amendment process).
Ironically, liberal/progressive/socialists want Obamacare upheld and the Second Amendment repealed for the very same reason.
To control people.
This is how tyrants work. Control people’s lives (like their health care) and remove their means to fight tyranny and you can run roughshod over them.
History is full of examples of this.
Let’s not allow America to be added to that list.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 5, 2013 Obamacare
And he is now lying to cover the lie…
There is no getting around the facts and the facts show that Barack Obama lied to everyone about being able to keep insurance plans and doctors. As Marc Thiessen points out, Obama’s people knew the statement that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it was a lie. Obama and his regime took the decision to keep telling the lie in order to get Obamacare passed and in order to keep momentum while it was being implemented.
Barack Obama is now out telling people he never really said if you liked your plan you could keep it. He is telling people that what he really said was if you like your plan and it has not changed since the law was passed, well then you could keep it.
This is a lie to cover up the first lie and that is ALL that it is. Obama lied to people on nearly 30 occasions when he told them that if they liked their plan they could keep it. He did not provide a caveat. In fact he emphasized his statement by adding the word PERIOD to the end. The truth is he made the statement and he made it an absolute by adding the word period to the end. He further stated that no one will take it away NO MATTER WHAT which further cements the statement as an absolute.
“If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
Is there any way that any reasonable person could listen to this and conclude that there were ways to lose a plan that was liked? Is there anyway a person who heard this would think well I might lose my plan if it changes?
The answer is no because Obama and his team decided to lie in order to get what he wanted and to keep Obamacare rolling.
Let me be clear again, Barack Obama LIED. He did not misspeak, he did not make a mistake he was not in error, he LIED, PERIOD and the fact he lied will not change, no matter what [he now says] (see how I did that).
His people knew that Americans would lose insurance coverage and Obama knew that people would lose coverage. They decided to lie about it.
That claim is not supported by his videotaped statements, which don’t include any mention of his new “if it hasn’t changed” exception.
Obama LIED. [Here is another video of Obama LYING]
Democrats are entirely responsible for Obamacare so they are just as culpable as Obama for the lies. Not once did any Democrats stand up and tell us that Obama was not being truthful. None of the Democrats who are now pushing for a delay to Obamacare’s individual mandate stood up and supported that when Republicans wanted it during the budget negotiations. The refusal of Democrats to speak up led to the government being shutdown. The Democrats who shutdown government for political reasons while neglecting constituents are now calling for a delay to save their own careers. Keep that in mind when you vote next November.
We now have Democrats pushing for a law that basically says if you liked your insurance you can keep it despite Obamacare. These Democrats are pushing to solve a problem that they helped to institute. They are pushing to do something to help the millions of people who are losing their insurance despite Obama’s promises because they are worried how it will affect them in next year’s election.
Here is a question for you. If Obama always said that you could keep your plan if it has not changed (which he is now claiming despite the evidence to the contrary) then why would Democrats need to introduce legislation to allow people to keep their plans? If Obama was above board then all of this should not matter.
Answer: Obama LIED and he is now trying to cover the lie with another lie. Democrats in Congress are trying to cover their asses by introducing legislation to undo what Obama swore would not happen.
The sad thing is that there are still members of the media who support Obama and cover his lies. The sadder thing going on is that there are people in this country who still believe Obama and now believe him when he says he never told them they could keep their insurance PERIOD. They believed the old lie and now they believe the new one.
Here is what Obama should have said:
If I like your insurance you can keep it.
It would have been accurate. It would have reflected what Obama and his people knew all along and isn’t that how tyrants are supposed to talk anyway?
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 31, 2013 Commentary
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Every day is blame day in DC as Barack Obama finds someone or something to blame. Everything that happens that is bad is the fault of someone or something Barry chooses to assign blame to. George Bush is a favorite target of Obama who blames all that is bad on Bush even though the blame lies squarely on Obama’s shoulders.
Today Barry is blaming the “bad apple” insurance companies for people having their insurance cancelled. The linked article points out that fact checkers have ruled that Obama lied (they use the term not being truthful) about being able to keep your insurance if you like it. Obama claims that the terrible insurance plans offered by bad apple insurance companies are the culprits because they were too cheap and dastardly to offer the generous plans Obamacare requires.
Never mind that people put those plans together, liked them and could afford them. No, his majesty B. Hussein Obama has decreed that they are not sufficient to meet your needs and they must go.
But it isn’t his fault the companies cancelled you. It is the insurance company’s fault for offering substandard plans. It matters not to Obama what you like or what you want because you are too stupid to know what is good for you.
Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that House Democrats will not support any agreements to end the sequester that do not include new revenue. New revenue is political speak for taxes. Nancy Pelosi refuses to address the sequester cuts unless she gets to raise taxes. To Nancy, who said the cupboard is bare, we do not have a spending problem, we have a “revenue” problem. In other words the budget mess is not because government spends too much it is because it taxes too little.
Pelosi is a typical progressive in that she never met a tax she didn’t hike. Couple this with her refusal to make actual cuts in spending and you have the recipe for a disaster and that disaster is currently sitting at 17 TRILLION dollars.
The reality is we have plenty of money coming in and would have tons more if the 90 million people who have dropped out of the workforce were employed. Think about that for a moment. If the people counted in the 7.2% unemployment number plus the 90 or so million who have quit looking for work were employed we would have over 100 million people paying taxes which would increase the amount of money taken in quite a bit.
I think I agree with Pelosi in that we need a tax to make things work. My idea is vastly different than hers because she undoubtedly wants to tax the rich even more. I think Republicans can tell Nancy they will agree to a tax increase and then submit a plan that taxes the 47% of workers who pay no federal taxes. When Pelosi cries about fair share and all the other BS she spouts she can be reminded that paying nothing is not a fair share.
Hell now is a great time for Republicans to push a flat tax that everyone pays. Make the tax rate a flat 11% for each and every wage earner. We could eliminate most of the IRS and filing taxes would be so easy. Eliminate ALL deductions and charge people 11% of all income. Then eliminate the Social Security and Medicare taxes (11% of all income will pay for those programs) and include a provision that the rate cannot be raised unless 75% of Congress votes to do so and it must be raised for all wage earners. In other words, any tax decrease or increase must apply to all wage earners. That should stop them from raising taxes so willingly.
The last thing to do is include a provision that any tax money over the amount required to run government must go to pay the debt until the debt is eliminated.
It would be nice to include a provision for a balanced budget but it is unlikely that would have teeth without an Amendment to the Constitution.
Imagine how Pelosi would react if she is promised a tax increase and then that increase includes everyone.
Put it back on her. If the tax increase does not include all wage earners then there is no deal. Or in Obama parlance, no negotiations.
I guess being a terrorist holding people hostage with a gun to their heads is OK as long as it is a Democrat doing it.
More proof that we do not have a “revenue” problem but a spending problem is revealed in the latest news. The budget deficit in the US is at a 5 year low. The government took in 2.77 TRILLION dollars last fiscal year but it spent 3.45 TRILLION. So even with increased “revenue” government failed to cut spending.
The progressives will tell you that all the cuts that can be made have been made but this is a blatant lie. These people use baseline budgeting and have a number of programs that are on autopilot.
“We’ve made a lot of fiscal progress in the U.S. because of the sequester cuts, tax rates going back to historic norms and the economy improving,” said Bricklin Dwyer, an economist at BNP Paribas in New York. “Politicians have, thus far, avoided the most difficult choices — addressing unsustainable spending on entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid.”
There are programs that are duplicated all over the government. In some cases there are dozens of agencies that do the same things. There are billions of dollars in waste and unnecessary spending that could be cleaned up to take care of the shortfall.
Until we make the government smaller and get adults running the show things will only get worse.
While a report like this lets the sane among us know the problem is our government spends too much, the progressives will say it indicates we need to tax more.
I agree. See the above item…
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 30, 2013 Obamacare
The Obamacare rollout is a failure and millions of people are losing their insurance plans because those plans do not meet the requirements of the new law. Despite being told that they could keep their plans if they liked them, people are losing what they like and are being forced to have no insurance or to accept plans that cost a lot more and provide coverage that contains unwanted items.
Even though Barack Obama promised people that they could keep their plans if they liked them the truth is people who like their plans are not getting to keep them.
People are upset at this and believe that they were lied to and they would be right. Yes, it would be easy to say that Obama and the Democrats simply did not know and that might have merit since none of them read the bill before it was passed. Hell, Nancy Pelosi told us that they had to pass it to see what was in it.
Wouldn’t that be like being told you had to buy a house before you could look at it to see if it meets your needs?
In any event, information is creeping out and it tells of a regime that lied to our faces. Steny Hoyer, the worthless Congressman from Maryland, admitted that they [Democrats] knew that some people would not be allowed to keep their plans. His explanation is that the President failed to provide the caveat that you could keep your plan IF it met the Obamacare standard.
Hoyer contends that the promise that you could keep it if you liked it was not misleading. Hoyer believes the message from Obama was accurate.
So tell me Steny, how can you say it was an accurate message when millions of people are losing their coverage? Only in DC can such an obvious issue befuddle a politician. Hoyer is being a good little toady and spinning this turd as best he can but the fact is Obama LIED.
Yes Steny, Obama LIED. He was not accurate and he most assuredly was misleading because you all knew that people would lose their coverage.
You all also knew that any coverage offered would cost more and this is why the regime changed the function of the website so that people had to sign up and provide all their information BEFORE they could get a price. You all knew that if the price was up front people would close out the website and not sign up for Obamacare.
Democrats are trying to spin this by saying that people are being transitioned or that they are getting something better but the undeniable truth (OK, a Democrat will deny it) is that the regime knew people would lose their insurance and continued to lie to them stating they would not.
A report today indicates that thousands of Maryland residents could lose insurance because of Obamacare.
In true Obama style the White House is blaming insurance carriers.
It is interesting to me to see all the people who voted for Obama and who supported Obamacare calling in to shows or reporting in the papers that they lost their coverage. I love seeing them whine that they have to pay more and they love the idea of everyone having insurance as long as they are not paying for it out of their own pockets. Typical liberals; love to spend someone else’s money. Give everyone everything as long as they don’t have to foot the bill.
I am enjoying seeing people who are waking up to the fact they were lied to and used. I love seeing them express frustration at having to pay more money they don’t have for something they don’t want all because they trusted the guy who lied to their faces.
They should have listened to the rest of us.
Enjoy the cat food morons (can you buy that with food stamps).
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 29, 2013 Obamacare
If you like your health insurance you can keep it, period. These were the words of Barack Hussein Obama and those words were repeated time and again as the snake oil salesman pushed the passage of the (UN)Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare. Obama assured people that they could not only keep their plans but their doctors as well.
Now, as Obamacare stumbles out of the gate millions of people are losing their health insurance coverage. People, who like their plans, are being told their plans will be cancelled because they do not meet the minimum standards of Obamacare. Those grandfathered in are dropping like flies because the HHS wrote rules to ensure folks grandfathered would eventually lose their plans as well.
Barack Obama and his regime all knew years ago that millions of people would lose their insurance and be forced to go without or to sign up under the Obamacare exchanges. THEY KNEW IT. Even so, Obama was out telling people they would not lose their plans.
Now there are cracks in the wall of Obamacare as people are being cancelled because they don’t have plans deemed acceptable to Obama. The original you can keep it if you like it mantra contained no caveats about plans not meeting a standard. Obama simply stated that if you like it you can keep it.
Now the regime is throttling back on some of that rhetoric and claiming that MOST people will keep their insurance. Jay Carney, the Obama spokes puppet admitted that some folks will not be able to keep their insurance.
The regime is saying that people will get better insurance or that what they had was inadequate. My question is according to whom? The government is claiming that these plans are not adequate for those who have them but the people chose them and decided that those plans were what they wanted and were adequate for their needs.
It all boils down to; who is better qualified to decide what is adequate, you or the government? How can government decide what is best for individuals? People know their own situations, their own health and their own needs as well as their ability to pay. People should make their own decisions when it comes to what they purchase.
Government no more belongs deciding what is adequate for a family with regard to health insurance than it does deciding how many children a family should have, what size house it should live in or what kind of car it drives.
These are personal choices and should be left up to the individual.
Those choices should also include NOT buying health insurance. My only condition is if one chooses not to have health insurance than that person is responsible for the bills generated for health care received. How they pay for it is their business so long as they pay for it.
Other than that the choice is theirs and theirs alone.
As an aside, that is my position on having children. Have as many as you want as long as YOU pay for them.
Unfortunately we live in a society where personal freedoms are being eroded each and every day. The government intrudes in our lives more and more and each time there is an intrusion freedom slips further away.
I am capable of running my own budget, deciding what kind of car to drive, whether I need health insurance or not and what kind I need if I choose to have it. I do not need the government to interfere with those things. Neither do most people.
Look at how members of Congress and the rest of the elected government live their lives and then ask yourself if these are really the folks to be deciding what is best in your life.
Barack Obama and his regime knew all along that people would lose their health insurance and yet they kept telling us if we liked it we could keep it.
They lied to us and it is up to us to take them to task for that.
Those who fail to fight for their freedom deserve the weight of the chains that will hold them in bondage.
Never surrender, never submit.