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County office bans criticism of Obamacare
Warns employee ‘controversial’ statements not allowed
Santa Clara County, Calif., officials have banned a 20-year employee from making “less than positive” remarks about Obamacare, because they can cause stress for listening co-workers.
The county made the stunning move when Norina Mooney was chatting with a co-worker about the Affordable Care Act, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the woman. Read more at WND.com.
In a time not too long ago, if one read this, it would be pretty good fiction. Unfortunately today it is becoming an accepted idea for the 50% of Americans who live on wealth redistribution.
From Canada Free Press-
In a testament to the literal bankruptcy of socialism, a report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advocates for both a massive tax increase and a“one-off” worldwide tax of approximately 10 percent on anyone with more assets than debt. The former idea is a proven economic non-starter. The latter idea amounts to outright plundering. Released in October, “Taxing Times” makes the case that ever-expanding government debt, coupled with rising levels of income inequality, leaves policy-makers with few other options for dealing with the fiscally irresponsible welfare states they themselves created. It is a level of fiscal irresponsibility that has pushed the average level of public debt to a “historic peak” of 110 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is 35 percent higher than it was in 2007.
Continue reading- http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/59666
Obama admits he lied about Uncle Onyango
“President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.”
That’s a first. He is a liar without equal, but it’s a first that he admit it. Obama admits he lied — he did live with Uncle Onyango Obama. I wonder why Obama would own up to it. You know there is some other motive at work here. Read more at: atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com.
We are so lucky to have some of the smartest elite professors teaching at some of our institutions of higher learning. Here is a nice quote from a University of Washington professor’s piece about the Tea Party.
“Can we not say that the Tea Party is heavily involved in politics?” he wrote. “Further, can we not also say that many Tea Partiers are not educated and accomplished? Finally, can we not also say that the Tea Party has an intolerant element? The answer to all three is yes. So, to answer your question, I recognize why some on the right are alarmed at the comparison, but they need to bear in mind that the comparison is VERY specific to the Klan of the 1920s:
Well to be fair, it’s not just President Obama, it’s most Democrats who want to continue expanding that redistribution of wealth philosophy. You say it can’t happen because this is America. Yeah, that’s as absurd as saying that everyone will be required to have health insurance. Oops- It can happen just like it did in Argentina a few years ago.
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. One egregious attempt was the proposal, following the 2010 financial crisis, to “safeguard” retirement savings by requiring that they be rolled over into Treasury bonds.
WebMD, the world’s second-most-popular website for health advice, has very quietly secured a government contract in which it agrees to promote Obamacare and educate doctors about it.
Representatives of the website have argued that this does not constitute a conflict of interest, since WebMD would be allowed autonomy to present its own take on medical news and advice, and this particular government contract affects only its private portal for doctors. That is, for now. A contract for educating the public about Obamacare is also under way.
And actually, even the potential for government money was already affecting WebMD before it had secured the contract. When Obamacare finally rolled off the factory floor (a little worse for the wear), WebMD was among the first sites to coo its praises. And the Obama administration also had some nice things to say about WebMD. Let the mutual back-scratching commence. (bold type mine) Read more at http://lastresistance.com.
No surprise here. The Obama administration quietly finalized the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a provision in Obamacare that will cost nearly $60 billion over the next five years and raise health care premiums by 3 percent. The final rule, published on Nov. 27, imposes a fee beginning in 2014 for health insurers with premium revenues over $25 million per year. The annual tax is levied for “United States health risks,” and is hidden from consumers since it is directly assessed on health insurance companies.
Click for rest of article- http://freebeacon.com/administration-finalizes-obamacare-tax-over-holiday-weekend/
This article really resonates for those of us living in Gainesville and Alachua County where heavy tax subsidies are funding “clean and green” cyber elites and local government is strangling private enterprise with regulations. We are fast becoming a divided populace with opportunity for only the chosen few.
“Two years ago the Occupy movement of progressives raised a battle cry against the “1 percent,” who were supposed to be striped-pants, Republican-voting tycoons lifted from the Monopoly board. What they didn’t know is that the 1 percent actually wear rubber shower sandals, ride bicycles — $20,000 bicycles — and vote Democratic and green, green, green.”
“So we seem to have developed a class division in American society where the educated portion of the population — those with college degrees and beyond — are dedicated to closing down the old manufacturing economy — or sending it abroad at least — while substituting things that are “clean and green,” even though they may not be as productive or lead to many jobs and may in fact need huge government subsidies and mandates to keep them afloat. The Obama administration has obviously fallen for this scenario hook, line, and sinker and is doing everything it can to shut down the old fossil-fuel-based, blue-collar economy, all the while — amazingly — passing itself off as a champion of the working class.”
“Charlotte Allen gets at all this in her cover story in the current issue of the Weekly Standard, “Silicon Chasm.” Surveying today’s Silicon Valley, she finds a knowledge-economy empyrean where the tech masters live behind iron gates while middle-class manufacturing jobs have been hollowed out and all that’s left is Mexicans doing yard work and laboring on hotel cleaning staffs.”
Several weeks ago citizens watched as a true hero, Senator Ted Cruz, spent many
hours on his feet addressing the Senate. He specifically talked about
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At last. The White House deadline for fixing healthcare.gov has come and gone. After over $676 million has been spent on the site and now the question is: Does it work? Try it and find out; it’s really neat!
They’ve finally completed repairs on the Obamacare website. If you need to sign up, or would just like to check it out, you can do that by first clicking here. Once you’re at the website simply click on the “Apply Now“ button to get started to see how well it works. Wow, if you think that was hard, just try to find a doctor. Simply close the window when done.
President Obama Visits Fasting Immigration Protesters in D.C.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – The First Couple visited protesters in D.C. on Friday who have been fasting for the past few weeks in hopes to pressure Congress to pass new immigration laws.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the groups’ camp on the National Mall to show their support for the “Families for Families” campaign.
The protesters say they have given up all food except water for the past 18 days to draw attention to immigration reform measures pending on Capitol Hill. Read more at: washington.cbslocal.com.
(Maybe the eighty-something and ninety-something World War II veterans should have fasted too).
From our own James M. Sharp:
Picture two heavyweight prizefighters dueling in the ring. The contestants have been duking it out for decades and they are still standing, albeit barely. Both combatants are nearly overcome by exhaustion. They are struggling to continue due to the fact that neither is able to see because of the blood which is oozing into their eyes from cuts in their foreheads.
What makes this contest different from a classic fight involving, say Mohammed Ali and Joe Frazier, is the fact that these fighters are nearly unconscious due to largely self-inflicted blows. Granted, Contestant B has been successful landing repeated blows against Contestant A. But the vast majority of the damage inflicted upon Contestant A can be attributed to the fact that Contestant A has allowed Contestant B to gain the upper hand by merely sticking his neck out thereby permitting Contestant B to effectively land punches. Even though said punches have lacked any kind of strength, this lack of effective defense has left Contestant A in a gravely weakened state on the verge of collapse.
In the case of this particular fight, Contestant A is the Republican Party while Contestant B is the Democrat Party. The Republicans have allowed the Democrats to land damaging blows for years. During the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, the Democrats employed a right uppercut known colloquially as the “War on Women”. What makes this move so ironic is the fact that it is easily defended against. However, Contestant A permitted Contestant B to land this blow consistently without so much as putting his hands up in front of his face. Four years earlier, the move of choice for Contestant B was the “Bush’s Fault/Worst-Economic-Crisis-
Fast forward to 2013…Contestant A has tried to mount some sort of effective offense. The sad fact is that Contestant B’s weakened state has been caused by his punching HIMSELF repeatedly in the face with a move called “Obamacare”. There have been a number of other very costly blows with which Contestant B has whacked himself including, but not limited to, a damaging series of self-inflicted punches known as “Fast & Furious”. Let us not forget the other move known as the “Benghazi Blunder”. Through it all, Contestant A has remained in his corner standing idly by as Contestant B has continued to pummel himself, mainly with the “Obamacare” move. This has resulted in Contestant B’s wobbly knees, crossed eyes, mental confusion, and profuse perspiration.
The sad fact is that Contestant A – The Republican Party – has seemed unable or unwilling to land the knockout blow. This is especially true given that Contestant A has the support of most of the fans in the jam-packed arena. There is certainly nothing wrong with allowing one’s opponent to pummel himself while saving one’s own strength. But when it becomes obvious that the opponent is barely hanging on and he is wobbling aimlessly about the middle of the ring, it is incumbent upon a boxer to move in, land the knockout blow, and put an end to the bout once and for all.
The fans are screaming for a KNOCKOUT blow. It is up to the Republicans to deliver.