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Ann Coulter: We have Obamacare for one reason and one reason only: For a brief, ghoulish period in recent history, Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

We don’t have Obamacare because the public was clamoring for it. We have it because Republicans lost elections.

First, Republicans lost their majorities in the House and the Senate in 2006, thanks to George W. Bush’s highly effective “Keep the Base at Home on Election Day” campaign, which consisted of pushing amnesty for illegal aliens.

Then in 2008, Republicans had the bright idea to run crazy-eyed crypt-keeper John McCain for president.

McCain supported: amnesty (until he needed our votes), retroactive Social Security benefits for illegal aliens, free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws, crackpot global warming legislation, criminal trials for terrorists and stem-cell research on human embryos.

He opposed: the Bush tax cuts, a marriage amendment to the Constitution, waterboarding terrorists and drilling in Alaska. Oh, also, he called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth “dishonest and dishonorable.” (As suggested by the subtitle, all this is covered in Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican)

As a consequence, Democrats won the presidency, as well as huge majorities in Congress. The last time Democrats had controlled the presidency, the House and the Senate was 16 years earlier, back in 1993. Remember what they did back then? The very first thing? (No, Clinton masturbating on an intern came later.) That’s right: They tried to pass Hillarycare.

Hillarycare went down in humiliating defeat, so the Democrats patiently waited nearly two decades for the stars to be aligned again. Then, the very next time they had the presidency, the House and Senate, they went right back to national health care. (Notice that, in neither instance, was public opinion involved.)

If an alien landed and asked why America has Obamacare when most people hate it, we’d have to say: Because the Democrats had 60 votes in the Senate.

The Democrats’ policy is: We vote and vote and vote, until it finally comes out their way, then we never vote again. (This, too, is detailed in Never Trust a Liberal Over Three) That’s why the moment this greased-through, widely detested law was enacted, liberals began hailing it as the “law of the land.” How dare you question “settled law”? Are you unpatriotic?

 John Ransom: If more proof was needed of the inestimable idiocy of the Democrats’ domestic policy was needed, the unveiling of Obamacare should just about do it.

It won’ be cheaper, you can’t keep your coverage or your doctor, it won’t cover everyone, and if you need it, you can’t sign up. Oh, and just wait until you have to see a doctor. I’m sure THAT ought to be easy (eye roll).

Other than those little “glitches” the law works great.

That is, if anyone was actually paying attention to it right now.

But many aren’t. Perhaps a majority, say, like, 99.9 percent don’t really care.

That’s probably a good thing considering that the biggest problems with the law won’t be sign up, but fulfillment.

Open your mouth and say “ah”.

Wider…wider….

Obamacare has made our economy sick. And our country too.

Even before implementation, the economy was suffering from Obamacare-related complications. It got worse at the beginning of the year when employers stopped hiring people for fulltime positions in anticipation of Obamacare changing the definition of fulltime workers to only 29 hour per week.

Hence the one-year delay in the company mandate to provide coverage or else face the IRS inquisitors.

While hiring has gotten back to normal, even if not very robust, what are we gonna do next year– which by the way, is only two-and-a-half months away?

Next year should really be a mess as the individual mandate to buy insurance or else face the IRS inquisitors—and yes that means young, urban liberals too– takes effect in March.

And then, praise the Lord, the employer mandate comes roaring back in October.

Turn your head and cough…

The Obamacare illness will last a long time, however it’s implemented. It’s a chronic condition that our country may just have to learn to live with.

Here’s a slight glimmer of good news however:

I guess if you sign up, but get screwed by the website, or the IRS misplaces your file, the individual mandate may or may not apply to you. My understanding is that the IRS will first check to see if you have ever submitted a non-profit application with nefarious words like “patriot,” “tea party” or “republican” in the titles before making a determination how to proceed.

The choice then is either fine or jail time.

Yeah, yeah. I know. It’s stupid.

It’s Obamacare, where stupid is the new normal.

Jail time could be fitting too because the folks who are the new partners with Obamacare to sign people up are the former members of ACORN, according to our friend Katie Palvich, at Townhall.com.

Pavlich says that Wade Rathke, ACORN founder, runs a “labor council” in New Orleans that helps facilitate Obamacare sign ups.

From Katie:

Let me remind you of exactly why the criminal enterprise known as ACORN was stripped of federal funding in 2009: the organization was promoting tax evasion, underage human trafficking, underage prostitution, voter fraud and more. ACORN’s criminal activity was exposed by the late Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe through a series of undercover videos. To put things into perspective, think about the last time Congress defunded anything…..they hardly ever do, but ACORN was so bad and full of corruption that defunding was pushed through in bipartisan fashion.

Seriously, Congress can’t even defund combat tanks that the army doesn’t want or need. Or a drone program it doesn’t want, cargo aircraft it doesn’t want, National Guard funding, or an east coast missile defense system.

Personally, I’d pay to make sure a missile defense system doesn’t go up on the east coast.

At least until the 50 million of the rest of us who aren’t covered by the defense system get coverage too.

So, let’s say to fix that we start out with a 2,300-page bill tomorrow….


*Liberals will likely nit-pick these numbers saying that we don’t know how many actual individuals signed up because some of those applications cover families too. Yeah whatever. 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, whatever. Cling to your delusions liberals.

 

 

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My President’s Keeper

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

“Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a ‘cancellation’ letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.”

Another expert predicted that number could soar as high as 80%.

In a political bait-and-switch move, the original legislation passed by a Democrat Congress with not one single Republican vote said health insurance policies in effect on March 23, 2010, when Obama signed the landmark bill, would be grandfathered in. That means policy-holders could keep their existing plan, even though it might not meet the bill’s new requirements such as providing free birth control.

However, quietly during ensuing months, regulation writers in the Department of Health and Human Services crafted thousands of pages of regulations that ended that grandfathering if, as often occurs, changes were made in the policy in pricing, coverage, deductibles and the like.

By mid-2010 Obama knew full well that more than 75% of existing individual policy-holders would lose their coverage as ObamaCare’s tentacles moved through the marketplace this fall. Yet even this year Obama continued to promise Americans they could keep their existing plan.

Industry consultant Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, told NBC News:

“This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either.”

I say it was in the original bills proposed back when this blog began over 4 years ago.

So this should not be a shock or surprise at all.

Remember then “but it’s not a tax” that went on for years until the Supreme Court called it a Tax. Then no one mentions it anymore?

2009: ” if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.” State of The Union Speech. 🙂

Sebelius claimed last week that, as with other embarrassing events during his administration, Obama was unaware of the roll-out disaster until a few days after it began. Apparently, the NSA and White House were too busy monitoring phones to watch local TV.

Conventional political wisdom in America is that as commander-in-chief, the president of the United States knows all and sees all. Barack Obama’s press office is constantly announcing his briefings on everything from global threats to hurricane preparations, wildfires and floods.

Recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s ubiquitous monitoring of every phone call and email would seem to indicate that’s Obama’s goal too.

But over recent months the Obama administration has developed a peculiar pattern of behavior in this area. Obama himself and unidentified aides using news leaks have boasted of the president’s ignorance of things that an ordinary person outside the Oval Office bubble would think a chief executive should know.

That’s the kind of dodge favored by those whose father never taught them to take responsibility for their actions.

Or an Alinsky tactic to take only credit for the “good” and never admit to the bad. Never show weakness and never be wrong.

Apparently Sebelius didn’t think the failed site-testing and crashes merited a presidential heads-up, even though her boss had been tirelessly touting the site’s guaranteed efficacy for months. Or maybe Valerie Jarrett just forgot to pay the White House cable news bill.

Before that, a detached Obama pleaded no knowledge of any Benghazi whistle-blowers being prevented from testifying before Congress about that awful night.

He professed ignorance that any IRS agents would dare to intimidate and harass conservative groups to the benefit of the liberal’s reelection campaign, although his lawyer just down the hall knew. Apparently she didn’t think illegal political oppression by tax authorities merited a presidential heads-up

Obama didn’t know his attorney general didn’t know about the Justice Department’s illegal gun-running operation benefiting Mexican drug gangs. Because Obama like Eric Holder is so committed to press freedom, he was unaware that Holder had lied on a signed court document about a criminal suspect in the media and then lied to Congress about it.

That was so serious that Obama ordered Holder to investigate Holder. And as a direct result, Holder is still in office.

Americans still do not know where Obama was doing what during the deadly night of 9/11/12 in Benghazi where four Americans died in a terrorist mob with no rescue attempt because Obama and his crack security team failed to anticipate Arab world trouble on that historic attack anniversary. And failed to respond to cries for help.

60 minutes does a piece nearly 14 months late saying it was the president’s fault. But no one cares anymore. Old News.

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Roots of Success Part 2

ObamaCare is a raving, rollicking, fantastic success. Stop calling it a failure. Here is what it was created to do. It is succeeding on all counts:

1. ObamaCare was intended to bring about the Marxist dream — redistribution of wealth.
Rich people, small business owners, and the middle class are being robbed, so that the money can be redistributed to poor people (who vote for Democrats).

And the anger is misdirected to the “assholes” on the right who want grandma “out on the street” and children to starve and they are “against” education and infrastructure, etc. Those dirty little “extremists”.

 

Think about it. If you’re rich or middle class, you now have to pay for your own health care costs (at much higher rates) AND 40 million other people’s costs too (through massive tax increases).

And if you don’t the IRS will come knocking on your door and demand a penance for your sins!

So you’re stuck paying for both bills. You are left broke. Brilliant.

2. ObamaCare was intended to wipe out the middle class and make them dependent on government.
Think about it. Even Obama’s IRS predicts that health insurance for a typical American family by 2016 will be $20,000 per year. But how would middle class Americans pay that bill and have anything left for food or housing or living? People that make $40K, or $50K, or $60K can’t possibly hope to spend $20K on health insurance without becoming homeless.

Bingo. That’s how you make middle class people dependent on government. That’s how you make everyone addicted to government checks. Brilliant.

And it’s working. 49.2% of Americans receive some kind of government assistance already. You just put the screws to them and ta-da!

3. As a bonus, ObamaCare is intended to kill every decent paying job in the economy, creating only crummy, crappy (29 hr) part-time jobs.
Why? Just to make sure the middle class is trapped, with no way out. Just to make sure no one has the $20,000 per year to pay for health insurance, thereby guaranteeing they become wards of the state. Brilliant.

4. ObamaCare is intended to bankrupt small business, and therefore starve donations to the GOP.
Think about it. Do you know a small business owner? I know hundreds of them. Their rates are being doubled, tripled and quadrupled by ObamaCare.

Guess who writes 75% of the checks to Republican candidates and conservative causes? Small Business.

Who is the Enemy of The State, The Small Business Administration that has opposed ObamaCare from Day One.

AARP, on the other hand… 🙂

Even if a small business owner manages to survive, he or she certainly can’t write a big check to the GOP anymore. Money is the “mother’s milk” of politics. Without donations, a political party ceases to exist. Bingo.

And if you can’t expand beyond 50 employees because then your ObamaCare bills go stratospheric they can’t expand. If they can’t expand they can’t grow and if they can’t grow they cab’t hire more people and they can’t make more money.

So inflation and costs eat into their bottom line until the Obama-rot squeezes them to death like a boa constrictor.

That’s the point of ObamaCare. Obama is bankrupting his political opposition and drying up donations to the GOP. Brilliant.

5. ObamaCare is intended to make the IRS all-powerful.
It adds thousands of new IRS agents. It puts the IRS in charge of overseeing 15% of the U.S. economy. The IRS has the right because of ObamaCare to snoop into every aspect of your life, to go into your bank accounts, to fine you, to frighten you, to intimidate you. And Obama and his socialist cabal have access to your deepest medical secrets.

By law your doctor has to ask your sexual history. That information is now in the hands of Obama and the IRS to blackmail GOP candidates into either not running, or supporting bigger government, or leaking the info and ruining your campaign.

Or have you forgotten the IRS harassed, intimidated and persecuted critics of Obama and conservative groups?  ALREADY!

Now Obama hands the IRS even more power. Big Brother rules our lives. Brilliant.

6. ObamaCare is intended to unionize 15 million healthcare workers.
That produces $15 billion in new union dues. That money goes to fund Democratic candidates and socialist causes — thereby guaranteeing Obama’s friends never lose another election, and Obama’s policies keep ruining capitalism and bankrupting business owners long after he’s out of office.

Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism.

This isn’t a trainwreck. It’s purposeful suicide.

It’s not failing, it’s working exactly according to plan. Obama knows what he’s doing. Stop apologizing and start fighting.

Oh and one more thing…Conservatives aren’t “terrorists.” We are patriots and saviors. We represent the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We are the heroes and good guys. Unless you get all this through your thick skulls, America is lost…forever. (Wayne Root)

AMEN!

Addendum, just in case you still don’t get it.

The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date — the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example — the policy would not be grandfathered.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.” (Townhall)

Valerie Jarrett, Obama Lt.: Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.

It’s The Insurance Companies FAULT. Not theirs (for changing the rules). And if you’re dumb enough to believe that then you really deserve the socialist hell that is reigning down on you.

But that’s always the strategy. It’s someone elses fault!

Eric Schultz: Don’t be foooled. Nothing in the ACA forces people out of their plans. No change is required unless ins companies change their existing plan.

NO, it’s YOUR FAULT for voting for these people. All the signs were there, but you ignore them.

The Low Information Moron Voter: Jarrett is correct. Like oil cos raise gas prices & use excuses, big ins doing the same. Why the ACA is critical for change

Greedy companies, blah blah blah…

Now, what are you going to do about it!??

Still think this a blame game?

Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky:

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.

Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

The Roots of Success Part 1

In 2008, Barack Obama promised, “We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.”

Of course, like everything else he promises, he’s LYING. But the American people are too narcissistic and too stupid to know that. And too programmed to put two-and-two together Now.

But middle-income consumers face an estimated 30% rate increase, on average, in California due to several factors tied to the healthcare law.

Some may elect to go without coverage if they feel prices are too high. Penalties for opting out are very small initially. Defections could cause rates to skyrocket if a diverse mix of people don’t sign up for health insurance.

Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.

“She said, ‘I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,'” Kehaly said

“This is when the actual sticker shock comes into play for people,” said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “There are winners and losers under the Affordable Care Act.”

Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which require more generous levels of coverage.

Now Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. She and her husband don’t qualify for federal premium subsidies because they earn too much money, about $80,000 a year combined.

“It doesn’t seem right to make the middle class pay so much more in order to give health insurance to everybody else,” said Harris, who is three months pregnant. “This increase is simply not affordable.”

Blue Shield of California sent termination letters to 119,000 customers last month whose plans don’t meet the new federal requirements. About two-thirds of those people will experience a rate increase from switching to a new health plan, according to the company.

HMO giant Kaiser Permanente is canceling coverage for about half of its individual customers, or 160,000 people, and offering to automatically enroll them in the most comparable health plan available.

The 16 million Californians who get health insurance through their employers aren’t affected. Neither are individuals who have “grandfathered” policies bought before March 2010, when the healthcare law was enacted. It’s estimated that about half of policyholders in the individual market have those older plans. (LA Times)

So they won’t see the 1000 lb gorilla in the room and vote for Liberals again. Because, it’s not hurting them, after all.

And if it doesn’t hurt them personally, it’s ok.

All these cancellations were prompted by a requirement from Covered California, the state’s new insurance exchange. The state didn’t want to give insurance companies the opportunity to hold on to the healthiest patients for up to a year, keeping them out of the larger risk pool that will influence future rates.

Forcing good consumers out of their plans and their doctors to make the exchange look better.

Gee, Obama didn’t promise that either. 🙂

Here’s another one:

Forbes: A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away.

HHS didn’t want users to see Obamacare’s true costs

“Healthcare.gov was initially going to include an option to browse before registering,” report Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky in the Wall Street Journal. “But that tool was delayed, people familiar with the situation said.” Why was it delayed? “An HHS spokeswoman said the agency wanted to ensure that users were aware of their eligibility for subsidies that could help pay for coverage, before they started seeing the prices of policies.” (Emphasis added.)

Misdirection? Never sen that from Obama and his Alinsky-ites before…:)

The answer is that Obamacare wasn’t designed to help healthy people with average incomes get health insurance. It was designed to force those people to pay more for coverage, in order to subsidize insurance for people with incomes near the poverty line, and those with chronic or costly medical conditions.

P.T. Barnum couldn’t have done better.

The middle class that liberals go on about endlessly will pay more for their insurance so the poor can have more.

After all, socialist societies don’t have a middle class, do they… 🙂

Wayne Root: The GOP needs to stop calling ObamaCare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT. 

Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism. 

This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism. 

It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success. 

It’s not a “trainwreck,” ObamaCare is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate- so we agree under duress to accept big government.

Obama’s hero and mentor was Saul Alinsky — a radical Marxist intent on destroying capitalism. Alinksky’s stated advice was to call the other guy “a terrorist” to hide your own intentions. 

To scream that the other guy is “ruining America,” while you are the one actually plotting the destruction of America. To claim again and again…in every sentence of every speech…that you are “saving the middle class,” while you are busy wiping out the middle class.

The GOP is so stupid they can’t see it. There are no mistakes here. This is a planned purposeful attack.

I said that years ago, myself.

The real sign that this is a purposeful attack upon capitalism is how many Obama administration members and Democratic Congressmen are openly calling Tea Party Republicans and anyone who wants to stop ObamaCare “terrorists.” 

There’s the clue. Even the clueless GOP should be able to see that.

But they are too busy agreeing with them.

And the people are too programmed by “Vote for me the other guy’s an asshole”

The asshole being the person who disagrees with the Alinsky Liberal!

Here’s to the successful launch of ObamaNation.

To be continued tomorrow.

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

The Nutshell

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Almost 50% of the populace are reliant on the Government’s graces. That’s the end.

Unless, the people wise up and take the bitter pill of responsibility.

But what are the chances these days in an entitlement society where a near majority expect other people to pick up part or all of their check.

Where Health care is now “a right”.

It’s someone else’s money. They have to earn it, and you deserve. It has to be taken from them and given to you. And that’s only “right”.

You don’t care. YOU NEED IT. YOU WANT IT.

You can’t LIVE without it.

So anyone who wants to take away your candy is a “bad man”.

Sacrifice is not in your nature. You aren’t your grandparents, who were part of the generations that sacrificed but then also created this mess. Oh, sure it was out of good intentions. But now that’s just the road to socialist hell.

And don’t expect the government to reform itself. They aren’t there for the money, but the power that the money brings to them.

And they are growing in power everyday.

So you have the incestuous drug addict scenario I laid out years ago.

The people are addicted to the “free” money they believe they must have. The Politicians are addicted to the power promising (or fear mongering) that money gets them that power.

So two co-dependent drug addicts sink the ship for the rest of us.

And the ones who protest, are the “extremist” “domestic terrorist” “crazies” that no one likes.

Chris “tinkle up my Leg” Matthews: ‘When you look at Cruz you can see the insurgent right in all its indignant victimhood,’

If you remember what Speaker Pelosi said in July 2010:

“Let me say that unemployment insurance… is one of the biggest stimuluses (sic) to our economy. Economists will tell you, this money is spent quickly. It injects demand into the economy, and it’s job creating. It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”

So unemployment is good for everyone!

The adults in a crowd are the bad guys in a nation of drug-addicted children who will lash out at you viciously if you try and take their candy away or expect them to go on a diet.

They want what they want when they want it and they want it now!!!

Obama: “I don’t want to hear the same old stuff about how America can’t afford to invest in the things that have always made us strong. Don’t tell me we can afford to shut down the government, which cost our government billions of dollars, but we can’t afford to invest in our education system,” he said in a speech.

So cutting spending is only about cutting HIS agenda items and the items that most hurt YOU. Not which best benefit you. The only benefits he wants is even more power and control.

Obama “reiterated a shared principle that we should focus first and foremost on how we can grow our economy and create good jobs with good wages for middle class families,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said aboard Air Force One.

And look how well it’s work so far… 🙂

Wait until the full weight of ObamaCare crushes the economy.

But never fear the Hyper-Partisan is here, it will be the Republicans/Tea Partys/Big Insurance’s Fault!

Not the fault of the lawmakers who exempted themselves from it.

No, they are “good” and too proud and elite for that.

But will the people be smart enough to figure this out.

NO.

Drug Addiction is a very nasty beast. It clouds your better judgment.

Besides, do you want to say to your kids and grand kids, “Whoops! Sorry, we screwed up and now we’ll all have to sacrifice so that YOUR grand kids will have a better life. Not YOU.”

Not a chance in Socialist Hell!!!

So the death spiral will continue.

And that’s the way I see it.

Obama: “We need a budget that is responsible, that is fiscally prudent, but a budget that cuts what we don’t need, closes wasteful tax loopholes that don’t create jobs, freeing up resources to invest in the things that actually do help us grow, things like education and scientific research and infrastructure – roads, bridges, airports,” he said.

A ‘responsible budget’ wouldn’t spend more than we take in. Do you think that will happen?

HELL NO!

‘wasteful tax loopholes’ aka tax increases on rich people and companies to pay from the increased spending, which COSTS jobs and lowers the revenue coming in so they have do even more of it. After all, you wouldn’t want to be seen as being favorable to “greedy” corporations after all…

Socialist eventually run out of other people’s money. But by then the people are decimated.

wasteful were all those “non-esssential” jobs during the shutdown. Wasteful is 15 Different Food Stamp Programs. But every one them is “essential” to someone’s agenda or someone’s pocket. The waster is also in your neighbor’s yard, not yours.

Wasteful is ObamaCare and it’s Commodore 64 website.

But since the Democrats are still pissed off about the Sequester (a 2% cut in an increase in spending) what do think they say about REAL cuts: ARMAGEDDON!

And The Republicans: The toothless, let’s just get along, “I’m not a racist” Please love me!, I don’t like the Tea Party Either crowd?

‘Nuff Said.

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/incestuous-narcissism-part-1/

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/incestuous-narcissism-part-2/

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/incestuous-narcissism-part-3/

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

The Government is We

run your life

Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

That means there were about 1.07 people getting some form of means-tested government benefit for every 1 person working full-time year round.

The Census Bureau counted as recipients of means-tested government programs “anyone residing in a household in which one or more people received benefits from the program.” Many of these people lived in households receiving more than one form of means-tested benefit at the same time.

Among the 108,592,000 people who fit the Census Bureau’s description of a means-tested benefit recipient in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 82,457,000 people in households receiving Medicaid, 49,073,000 beneficiaries of food stamps, 20,223,000 on Supplemental Security Income, 23,228,000 in the Women, Infants and Children program, 13,433,000 in public or subsidized rental housing, and 5,854,000 in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Also among the 108,592,000 means-tested benefit recipients counted by the Census Bureau were people getting free or reduced-price lunch or breakfast, state-administered supplemental security income and means-tested veterans pensions.

The 108,592,000 people who were recipients of means-tested government programs in the fourth quarter of 2011 does not include people who received benefits from non-means-tested government programs but not from means-tested ones. That would include, for example, people who received Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, or non-means-tested veterans compensation, but did not receive benefits from a means-tested program such as food stamps or public housing.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Census Bureau, there were 49,901,000 people who received Social Security benefits, 46,440,000 who received Medicare benefits, 5,098,000 on unemployment, and 3,178,000 who received non-means-tested veterans compensation.

When the people who received non-means-tested government benefits from programs such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and non-means-tested veterans compensation are added to those who received means-tested government programs such as food stamps, Supplemental Security Income and public housing, the total number of people receiving government benefits from one or more programs in the United States in 2011 climbs to 151,014,000, according to the Census Bureau.

The 108,592,000 people who were beneficiaries of means-tested government programs in the United States in 2011 not only outnumbered full-time year-round workers, they also outnumbered the total population of the Philippines, which is 105,720,644, according to the CIA World Factbook. They are also approaching the number of people living in Mexico, which is 116,220,947, according to the CIA.

But try and cut that number and you’re a heartless, mean, nasty “greedy” capitalist who wants grandma to be out on the street eating dog food and babies to starve.

Just saying’

Welcome to the US, the Land of Free Welfare and Home of the Government Dependent.

Oh, and Congress deserves to be subsidized (and or exempt):

Rep. Charlie Rangel said that he considers the subsidies part of Congress’ “overall compensation” even though ordinary Americans who earn $174,000 per year would have to have at least nine dependent children to qualify for the same subsidy if they bought insurance in the Obamacare exchanges.

CNSNews.com: “Earlier today, Congressman Barton on C-SPAN – who like most members of Congress makes $174,000 a year – said that he gets a $10,800 taxpayer subsidy for his health insurance, which most people who make his money would not ordinarily get in the private sector. Do you think members of Congress should be able to get that subsidy?”

Rangel: “We should not be able to get any subsidy that anybody with a life profession, who’d be getting from any other employer, and it’s my understanding that the government’s contribution is on square with the type of job we have in the private sector.”

CNSNews.com: “So no taxpayer money for health insurance to go on the exchanges at all?”

Rangel: “I didn’t say that. The federal government is our employer.”

CNSNews.com: “But do you think you should get that money to go in the exchanges?”

Rangel: “No question about it. We should not lose a part of our overall compensation. Of course not.”

It’s good to be the King!

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Collective Wisdom

 

1934

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“There is far more danger in public than private monopoly,
for when government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayer.
Government never makes ends meet – and that is the first requisite of business.”

– Thomas Edison

“The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that,” she said.

-HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (yesterday)

A Majority think the website is a Joke?, Sebelius should be fired and ObamaCare should be repealed. Guess which of these will happen 🙂

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned,
but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”

– Thomas Sowell

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.
It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made
to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.
There are men in all ages who mean to govern well,
but they mean to govern.   They promise to be good masters
. . . . . but they mean to be masters.”

– Noah Webster (1758–1843)

“The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize
they can bribe the people with their own money.”

– Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”

– Ronald Reagan

“A democracy is always temporary in nature;
it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates
who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,
with the result that every democracy will finally collapse
due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship”

– Alexander Tyler 1787

“We have to pass the Healthcare bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

– Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker March 9, 2010)

(CNSNews.com) – In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population.

This included 82,457,000 people–or 26.9 percent of the population–who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits.

Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one or more government programs during that period: 49,901,000 who collected Social Security; 49,073,000 who got food stamps; 46,440,000 on Medicare; 23,228,000 in the Women, Infants and Children program, 20,223,000 getting Supplemental Security Income;13,433,000 who lived in public or subsidized rental housing; 5,098,000 who got unemployment; 3,178,000 who got veterans’ benefits; and 364,000 who got railroad retirement benefits.

When Obamacare is fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, Americans earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level will qualify for a federal subsidy to buy health insurance.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually
run out of other people’s money.”

– Margaret Thatcher

Welcome to The End. Whether you like it or not. Now do you jump?

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