Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch. Why waste your time and energy, Jeb, McConnell will cave on his own anyway.
What a week! First the Senate caves and approves the infamous Doc-Fix. Great, they won’t have to worry about the SGR every two years. But some little known provisions in the bill actually gut Medicare over time, and will effectively turn Medicare into Obamacare. I don’t know why these provisions are so “little known.” I actually read the bill and found out what was in it. Next, the Senate caved on the Iran deal treaty and gave Obama the power to do what he damn pleases. Now good ol’ Jeb does this:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
“I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller.
“The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has used to justify his planned vote for Lynch–even though a vote for her is a vote for Obama’s executive amnesty. Read more at breitbart.com.
April 15, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Educational, Environment, First Amendment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hot Topics, Immigration, National Info, Property Rights, Taxes, Tea Party
DIVORCE AGREEMENT – WRITTEN BY YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT
First published May 28th, 2012 – 30 star rating. The person that wrote this is a college student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.
Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
Here is a model separation agreement:
–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.
–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.
–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.
–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.
–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.
–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood
–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.
–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.
–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.
–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.
–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.
–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.
–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”
–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.
–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.
–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.
read more at teapartytribune.com.
Hat tip: JC
by Bruce Bialosky – Feb 16, 2015
One thing I have often pointed out about the Affordable Care Act (ACA alias Obamacare) is that very few doctors participated in the conceptualization of the legislation. The final bill focuses on expanding Americans’ access to health insurance with a total disregard for increasing the supply of medical professionals or facilities for treatment. Some doctors are directing their efforts to educating their patients and the voting public of what they believe the bill is doing to harm patient care.
To better learn the effects upon doctors and thus their patients of this new law, I had a conference call with a group of them who have formed Our Patients First Pac. Dr. Joel Strom, a dentist from Los Angeles and the principal organizer of the group, arranged for the call with himself and five other doctors from across the country. Strom has been working and organizing in the political arena for over three decades and is the author of Learn to Lead: Finding Success as a Grassroots Political Leader.
The group was formed initially to help a fellow physician, Bill Cassidy, in his successful U.S. Senate election in Louisiana. They expanded their efforts to produce 10 radio spots and a video which were aired in Iowa and New Hampshire. They are now looking forward to further expanding their membership and fundraising toward educating the public about the shortcomings of the ACA.
In a conference call with a group of doctors, we went back to the period prior to the ACA’s passing and the fact that the American Medical Association (AMA) had endorsed the bill. None of the doctors are members of the AMA except for Nikan Khatabi, who practices family medicine in Laguna, CA. Khatabi stated “I am a member of the AMA because advocating for the health of my patients and rights for my colleagues doesn’t take a back seat. Either you’re at the dinner table or you’re on the menu – period.” [bold type: mine] All of the doctors were strongly against the actions of the AMA regarding Obamacare. They all questioned why if the AMA was at the table they did not abandon the bill when they found out what was in it before it was approved. Read more at townhall.com.
“Weeks after leaving office, Obama discovers a leak under his sink so he calls a plumber to fix it…”
While it might sound charitable at first glance, be very wary, for socialism in any form always produces the most horrific of results, as this example demonstrates:
Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.
Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago where all the residents have a net income of way more than $250,000 per year.
Troy arrives and takes his tools into the house. He is led to the guest bathroom that contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Troy assesses the problem and tells Obama that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asks Troy how much it will cost. Troy checks his rate chart and says, “$9,500.”
“What?! $9,500?!” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair. Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!”
Troy says, “Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free. This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It’s known as the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014′. I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it.” Continue reading at: conservativetribune.com.
Note: This article is from the blog of Dr. David McKalip, a board certified brain and spine surgeon who practices in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. McKalip is a Conservative/Libertarian who is a longtime friend of the tea party. He is an expert on Obamacare and has fought tirelessly over the years to educate the medical community, government officials and bureaucrats and the general public on the evils of government controlled medicine.
The Republicans displayed this Obamacare Rube Goldberg chart when fighting against it. House Republicans just voted to implement this chart for Medicare - Email the Senate and tell them “NO” Obamacare rationing and cookbook medicine in Medicare!
Last Week, House Republicans demonstrated their hypocrisy on Obamacare, bringing nearly every key item of Obamacare into the Medicare. Disguised as a “Doc fix” bill, to correct a pending 21% cut in Medicare Physician payments, the bill actually creates cookbook medicine and outright rationing for Medicare patients. A nearly identical bill has failed to pass twice in Congress since 2013, but was finally passed when Republicans gained control. Medicare patients will now be subject to doctors who are coerced into following government cookbook and rationing standards to earn a “bonus”. The patient will be pitted against their doctor who will have incentives tied to the profitability of insurance companies and budget needs of failing government programs. In short, it will be hard for Medicare patients to trust their doctors.
Hopefully the Senate will kill HR2 and go back to the drawing board. Citizens are encouraged to call or email their Senator to tell them “No Obamacare rationing and cookbook medicine in Medicare: Vote NO on HR2!”.
The bill, HR 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015”, passed the House with Bipartisan support with a wide margins. However, the bill stalled in the Senate were fiscal conservatives raised concerns about the bill and liberals were worried that the Children’s Health insurance program (CHIP) was only extended for two years rather than four. The main commonality of HR2 with Obamacare consists of the command and control structure becomes more formalized and structured into Medicare. This stands in stark contrast to the promise made by Congress when Medicare was originally passed in 1965. The law still stands and states (although is entirely ignored in new Congressional bill):
Please read the rest of this article HERE.
Obamacare was signed into federal law on March 23rd, 2010. The edict was written in such a way so that most of its horrible provisions didn’t take effect right away, but rather gradually kicked in over time. This was done to allow the unknowing masses to get used to having Obamacare around and to prevent them from feeling the pain right away. Did someone say 2012 and 2014 elections?
Well, after five years, the time for the pain has come. So rejoice and celebrate higher deductibles, higher co-pays, higher premiums and and more taxes. And after you sober up, have another round and celebrate fewer doctors, fewer insurance plans to choose from, fewer working hours and in general, less access to care. But not to worry, just sit down and fine tune your NCAA basketball bracket sheets and everything will be fine. Click here to Show your pride!
March 24, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under Constitution, Educational, Executive Branch, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hot Topics, Immigration, Legislative Branch, National Info, News Articles, Press Releases, Tea Party
March 23rd, 2015: In a speech on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2016. It is fitting that Cruz picked this campus to announce, as he has clearly championed Liberty throughout his lifetime. And it is no accident, in my opinion, that he chose today to announce, as it is the fifth anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law.
February 17, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under Constitution, Educational, Executive Branch, First Amendment, Healthcare, Hot Topics, Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, National Info, News Articles
From my friend, Dr. David McKalip:
By David McKalip, M.D.
Your Doctor is being punished by the Federal government for protecting your personal health information. Your doctor is also being punished by the Federal Government if they fail to follow the government cookbook medicine protocol. This week, I was among many doctors that received a notice that my payments would be cut by Medicare since I was not using an electronic medical record to report my patients’ private medical data to the Federal government. I was also not attempting to comply with cookbook protocols that, for instance, deny antibiotics to my patients who need it after certain surgeries. This so-called “incentive” program claims to improve quality of care but is really about punishing your doctor until they comply with the government’s goals. The goals of Obamacare in this case is to force your doctors to ration your care and to lower the quality to a uniform level of “one-size-fits-all” medicine that ignores the needs of individual patients. This doctor won’t lower his standards to that of the government. Ever.
Doctors are being told that they will be paid 1.5% less unless they report how often they provided certain types of medical care to the Medicare program and various insurance programs. That penalty will increase to 5% by 2019. The program, called the “Physician Quality Reporting System” (PQRS) began as a “bonus program” in about 2008 and transformed to a penalty program under Obamacare. In addition, doctors that don’t enter your data in an electronic medical record and send prescriptions to your pharmacy electronically over the internet will face up to a 5% penalty after 2018 as well. By 2019, all the penalties for not following bureaucratic interference in the practice of medicine will go up to a 13% cut in Medicare payments to doctors. Doctors in solo and small practices have been the most unlikely to report the data for several reasons. First, it is very expensive to buy, implement and maintain the computer systems to report the data. Secondly, the data will be used against them to add other penalties on top of the 13% hit in 2019 if doctors don’t reach the government thresholds defined by bureaucrats. Finally, many – especially those still in small private practices – are merely conscientiously objecting to telling anyone outside the patient-physician relationship about their patients or tolerating interference in the practice of medicine by regulators, insurance companies and politicians. You can count this neurosurgeon among that group of doctors. Read more at sunbeamtimes.com.
As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions.
President Obama released his $4 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 this week, which includes $13.9 billion for the Internal Revenue Service. The agency asked Congress for close to $2 billion more for operations than last year—a 16 percent increase. Read more at dailysignal.com.
On the air last night, fiery radio talk show host, Constitutional scholar and life-long Republican, Mark Levin, said that after the way Republicans have acted since their November 4th election victory, that he is “one inch away from leaving the Republican Party.” Many people do not know that Mr. Levin served in the entire eight years of the Reagan administration.
Listen to what Mark had to say last night here.
Gohmert: Leadership Wouldn’t Work With Conservatives on Cromnibus
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that conservatives in the House heard “not one word” from House GOP leadership on compromises to make changes to the cromnibus in order to get conservatives to vote for it even though “we were willing to work with them to compromise” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Read more at breitbart.com.
The Nuclear Option – by Charles Hurt – Dec. 10, 2015
Call it the mysterious case of the Incredible Shrinking GOP.
Barely one month ago, the party sailed to victory in one of the biggest rout election waves of the past century. They ran the board and took control of the U.S. Senate. They grew to historic levels in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party was left in tatters in state, local, and governor races across the country.
But today, just a few weeks later, before GOPers even take hold of their new reins of power, the party is crying poverty. They are stricken with paralysis. House Speaker John A. Boehner, known for his weeping, begs powerlessness.
“Frankly, we have limited options and limited abilities to deal with it directly,” Mr. Boehner said last week when asked about President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens presently living illegally in the U.S.
“Limited options?” “Limited abilities?” We have an unbridled madman in the White House right now taking a machete to the U.S. Constitution and the leader of the opposition party that was just thrust to power in a historic rejection of the president and his cleptocratic policies is now talking about “limited” options and abilities?
Funny, I don’t recall a single Republican running in a single race this year on a campaign that Republicans in Congress have only “limited” options and abilities to stop Mr. Obama. No, in fact, every single one of them ran their entire campaigns on the singular promise that we have to vote for Republicans so they could stop Mr. Obama. And Americans voted. [Bold type, mine] Continue reading at breitbart.com.
The following video clips are of several members of Congress questioning Obamacare architect and admitted liar, Dr. Jonathan Gruber, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator the
honorable arrogant Marilyn Tavenner during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on December 9th. I could write several pages of commentary, but the videos, which are just a small sampling of the questioners, speak for themselves.
“…so get over this damn glibness?” Rep. Cynthia Lummis finishes her questioning time at the health care hearing by talking about her husband, who died from a heart attack, and the problems they had with Obamacare.
So much for reading the bill. The good news: There a few good Republicans in the House. The bad news: None of them are in leadership positions – ADB
Election results in November that emboldened the House Republican majority and delivered the U.S. Senate majority to the GOP be damned, House Speaker John Boehner is desperately turning to the Democrats to pass his omnibus bill that enables President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Read more at Breitbart.com.
Just Like Obamacare: Boehner’s Omnibus Website Fails, Bill Text Disappears Behind ‘Server Error’ Message.
A few short hours after the House GOP posted Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page $1.1 trillion omnibus bill text on its website, the website failed.
The bill text—both the PDF and the XML versions—went down around 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, for unspecified reasons. Speaker Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel hasn’t responded to inquiries as to why the bill is no longer available for the public to see. Read more at Breitbart.com.
Note: As of 8:00 this morning the bill was downloadable in PDF format on the above site. When I tried the XML version, it crashed – ADB