Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Obamacare- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare

For all those who state that Mr. Gruber should not have been hired as the expert for Obamacare as he has no real world business experience-  Mission accomplished!

Gruber and the Administration got exactly what they wanted, a continual march towards more socialized healthcare.  Are the Republicans willing to do what it takes to turn the ship around?

Please click on the link below for yet another example of how this legislation is hurting everyone and leaving no options but joining the Healthcare Exchanges.

The crushing costs of compliance with the regulatory burdens of Obamacare have already been well documented, especially as they pertain to small businesses. But as small businesses prepare their corporate tax returns next year, many accountants are warning that, based on Department of Labor guidelines issued after the election, countless small businesses are about to be hit with a huge tax penalty that they simply cannot afford.

https://www.redstate.com/2014/11/19/obamacare-bankrupt-whole-bunch-small-businesses/

 

Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave???????????

 

 

 

 

The Straw Man Interview

From friend and GTP member Jim Sharp:

theconversation.com

Tonight, I had the pleasure of interviewing Straw Man. Mr. Man has been the object of much criticism from President Obama and the Democratic Party. He’s been in hiding until recently, for his own safety. Now, vindicated by this latest election, he’s agreed to speak with me tonight.

ME: Good evening, Straw Man, and welcome.

You’ve endured numerous vitriolic assaults, over the years. From the classic “You want to throw granny over the cliff,” to “You want old people on social security to choose between heating and eating dog food.”

They say you don’t care about the environment; that you’re for “dirty air and dirty water.” And, of course, that you’re a “climate-change denier.”

Many say you want little children on welfare to starve. Then there’s your supposed “war on women,” your hatred for gays and minorities. And, of course, you hate puppies … the list goes on.

My question to you, sir, is how you do it? – How have you weathered these withering politics of personal destruction?

STRAW: Well, thank you, Serv. At first, I really let this stuff get to me. I got defensive – quiet and introverted. I went around mumbling to myself, asking myself, “How did it come to this?” How did someone like me – who wants everyone to live a good, productive life, to be a good citizen, to experience the blessings of liberty – come to be so misunderstood, even despised?

Nothing in my life prepared me for that. Finally, I started to realize – it’s not me, it’s THEM! THEY hate me for the very things I stand for. It’s their job to deconstruct my life. They were trying to make me feel bad. They wanted to get people to hate me. It’s a power grab. I learned not to take it personally.

Now, finally, other people are starting to see that too – my critics were SO over-the-top that people began to sympathize with me. They look in the mirror, and see me. My critics SO over-reached, and SO exposed themselves, that now I’m starting to feel safe to be seen again in public, even to speak out.

ME: You’ve been disavowed even by your supposed friends, the Republicans. Aren’t you afraid of being back-stabbed?

STRAW: I know, I know – the Republicans wouldn’t come out and defend me. Some did, here and there, but they certainly didn’t make a concerted effort. It’s not that they hate me; I think they were just afraid to say anything, for fear of being laughed at or criticized.

Some people tried to protect me – the Tea Party and such; conservatives, and some corporations. I appreciate that. But they were silenced, as much as possible, by the Obama Democrats. For some reason, his corporations were considered okay, but my corporations are “dark,” – not to be trusted.

Thing is, the Obama Democrats, they NEVER talk to me. They never even consider my real point of view! They couldn’t tell you what my real point of view is! They exaggerate and stereotype all my positions!

It’s what they have to do to make themselves feel special.  Read more at the405media.com.

FBN’s Melissa Francis: I Was ‘Silenced’ at CNBC for Questioning Obamacare

Opinion:  The person who most disrespects the office of the president is the one who occupies that office.

As quoted in the NY Post, a CNBC rep said, “That’s laughable, but we take notice, because as the fastest-growing network in prime time, we’re always on the lookout for high quality comedy writers and actresses.” (Hat tip: bizpacreview.com)

Francis appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News on Monday night and discussed this debacle further:

 

 

 

Just Shut Up And Do As We Say!

November 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

Well, well, well, it’s always nice when the truth comes out. Question is, what are you going to do with the truth?

As many may be aware, one of the masterminds behind The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mr. Jonathan Gruber, has had a few videos surface were he brags about deceiving the American public in order to ensure that Obamacare would pass. Any wonder why the main street media has done nothing with the news?

A year ago some of the Gainesville Tea Party leadership had the distinct displeasure of seeing one of his presentation in Tallahassee when the State Legislature was debating providing a State vs Federal Exchange.  Mr. Gruber was debating the great representatives from The Madison Institute who wanted no part of the State participating with the plan. Mr. Gruber could not have been more smug looking down his nose at all the commoners, yes you the taxpayer.  Watching these videos only reemphasizes how the majority of the American public is just used as pawns by the politicians and the pseudo intellectual academics.

So please read the following links and the next post in this email so that you can continue to arm yourself with valid information.

From Breitbart News-

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/11/10/Obamacare-Architect-Says-Lack-of-Transparency-Was-a-Big-Political-Advantage

From Michelle Malkin-

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/11/12/will-jonathan-gruber-return-his-400k-in-fees-to-stupid-voters-now-that-a-third-video-has-surfaced/

 

 

 

Gruber’s Obamacare Comments Expose What’s Wrong With Liberalism

At the end of the day, liberals not only believe that they’re smarter than the public, but that they have a better sense of what’s good for the people than Americans themselves.”

Photo credit: Libertarian Today

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a leading architect of President Obama’s healthcare law, is under fire for recently surfaced comments in which he conceded that to pass Obamacare, supporters relied on “the stupidity of the American voter” to hide its actual effects.

My colleague Tim Carney has already written about how the comments are just the latest reminder of how the law was built on a foundation of lies. But there is a broader message in all of this — that Gruber’s comments get to the heart of what’s wrong with liberalism.

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

Let’s Work Together

Attribution: Michael Ramirez, Investors.com

Democrat Progressive Policies Determined 2014 Election

November 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

Very astute analysis of 2014 election results offered by Derrick Wilburn, committed conservative activist. Be sure to read entire article.

“Yet the massive gains by Republicans in the U.S. Congress come at a time when congressional Republicans have all-time low public approval ratings. Indeed according to Public Policy Polling.com congressional Republicans are less popular with the American people than cockroaches, traffic jams, Brussel sprouts, colonoscopies, used car salesmen, and head lice. (At least you can get rid of lice.) But despite the fact that seemingly nobody can stand them, Republicans walked to massive victories. It speaks directly to what the American people think of the current, massively leftist Democrat agenda that over it they would prefer people they can’t stand.”

Full article…http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/democrats_you_did_it_to_yourselves.html

Trey Gowdy on Gruber Comments – Stupidity of the Public

In this video clip from Tuesday’s The Kelly File, Congressman Trey Gowdy and Megyn Kelly weigh in on MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s remarks on the deceit used to pass the Affordable Care Act and what he refers to as the “stupidity” of the American public.  After this latest scandal broke both Gruber and the White House tried to walk things back by saying that he was speaking off the cuff.  Kelly refuted this argument by showing another video where Gruber also demonstrated his contempt for the “stupid” public.  It kind of makes one wonder when the professor will run out of cuffs.  Kelly then played a clip from December, 2009 where then senator, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and strong Obamacare advocate Max Baucus referred to professor Gruber as a “credible and unbiased source.”  It pains me to mention that professor, or should I say architect Gruber, was paid almost $400,000 by the White House (you and I) for his work on Obamacare.

Kelly brought on Congressman Trey Gowdy a Republican from South Carolina in the second half of the video.  When asked his reaction to the Gruber affair he opened by saying:  “I can’t get past the irony to get to the arrogance.  The most ‘transparent’ administration since the continents shifted had to rely on artifice and deception to pass its signature piece of legislation. You can’t make that up. He had to lie to people, and then he justified it … So I can’t even get past the irony of that to get to the arrogance of him calling our fellow citizens stupid,” said Gowdy.  He closed out his comments on this scandal by saying:  “… So my fellow citizens have to keep in mind, fool me once, shame on you, ever fool me again, shame on us.”

Gowdy is chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi and Kelly did not miss this opportunity to ask him about the committee’s progress. He responded:  “We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December, and Megyn, I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who had never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening.  So it is not with a lot of fanfare, and there aren’t a lot of public hearings, but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress.”

Megyn Slams ObamaCare Architect Who Declined to Appear on ‘Kelly File’

Watch the fiery discussion here.

From Foxnews.com:  Marc Thiessen, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, was on “The Kelly File” to discuss the newly surfaced video where ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber reveals that a “lack of transparency” helped pass the health care law.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass,” Gruber said in the video.

“If it takes lying to us to get what they want done, they’re willing to do it,” Thiessen said.

Thiessen described Gruber as so condescending that “he actually wrote a comic book to explain ObamaCare because of course we’re not smart enough to read chapter books.” Thiessen noted that the book describes the individual mandate as “the spinach we have to eat in order to get the dessert that is fairly priced health insurance. “

Megyn Kelly said that she invited Gruber back on the show to defend himself tonight, but he said he wasn’t interested.

“You know what? We’re no longer interested in you, Mr. Gruber, and 28 Democrats who voted for that health care law just got fired by the American people because eventually they realized they had been lied to […] one by one, the misrepresentations have come out and the American people have had their say.”

Watch the fiery discussion here.

Return of the Zombie Congress

The midterms are over, but the fight has just begun. Hold Republicans’ feet to the fire.”The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” – Thoms Jefferson

Jim DeMint / @JimDeMint / November 05, 2014

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

With the midterm elections just behind us, Americans might think they can finally stop worrying about politics for a while. Not so fast! Now is when they need to be more vigilant than ever.

Although dozens of politicians were replaced with fresh faces on Election Day, the losers don’t have to vacate their offices for two months. That means they can keep on voting in a “lame duck” session of Congress.

While “lame duck” is the standard parlance in D.C., I prefer the more colorful term “Zombie Congress,” popularized in recent years by George Will and others. It more aptly conveys the peril of the situation. Zombie legislators are those unhappy senators and representatives who have been voted out of office, yet still stagger dutifully back to Washington for a month or so before Christmas break.  ‘Tis the season when they are most dangerous.

Unlike their B-movie counterparts, these zombies don’t seek brains, though they could probably use some. With no electorate to appease, the newly politically “deceased” members have no incentive to restrain their more base urges to feast upon the hard-earned tax dollars of the living.

Unfortunately, lame duck sessions have become more common in recent years and have been used to rush through liberal policies while most Americans are focused on the holidays. Obamacare was rammed through the Senate on Christmas Eve in 2009. Other lame ducks were used to pass bailouts, debt limit increases, big spending bills, special-interest tax breaks and even an ill-advised arms treaty with Russia.

Lame duck lawmakers could use this year’s post-election session to push through a costly omnibus spending bill … with total impunity. Those who want to further burden Americans by taxing their Internet purchases also are contemplating the chance to ram through the misleadingly titled “Marketplace Fairness Act.” The “fairness” here means you send more money to the government!  Read more at dailysignal.com.

Judicial Watch: Obama Plans to Transfer Ebola-infected Foreigners to U.S. for Treatment

by Debra Heine 17 Oct 2014

Thursday night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicted that it would only take “a couple more cases like Mr. Duncan” flying to the United States from West Africa with Ebola for the president to back down from his no travel ban position.

But if Judicial Watch’s sources are correct, Obama’s open door policy for people coming from Ebola infected countries, may creak open a little wider to allow the transfer of non-US citizens infected with the disease into the country for treatment.

It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients.  The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.

The plan – which may not even be legal – has been kept from Congress even though it should require the approval of Congress.

Please follow these links:

Thursday night on Fox News

Judicial Watch

Story via Breitbart.com.

 

 

CDC Funding Spent On “Neighborhood Transformations”

October 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Environment, Healthcare, Hot Topics

From Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jundal:

“Consider the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a new series of annual  mandatory appropriations created by Obamacare. Over the past five years, the CDC  has received just under $3 billion in transfers from the  fund. Yet only 6 percent—$180 million—of that $3 billion went toward building  epidemiology and laboratory capacity. Especially given the agency’s postwar  roots as the Communicable Disease Center, one would think that “detecting and responding to infectious diseases and other  public health threats” warrants a larger funding commitment.

Instead, the Obama administration has focused the CDC on other priorities.  While protecting Americans from infectious diseases received only $180 million  from the Prevention Fund, the community transformation grant program received  nearly three times as much money—$517.3 million over the same five-year  period.

The CDC’s website makes clear the objectives of community  transformation grants. The program funds neighborhood interventions like  “increasing access to healthy foods by supporting local farmers and developing  neighborhood grocery stores,” or “promoting improvements in sidewalks and street  lighting to make it safe and easy for people to walk and ride bikes.” Bike lanes  and farmer’s markets may indeed help a community—but they would do little to  combat dangerous diseases like Ebola, SARS or anthrax.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-facts-about-ebola-funding-111820.html#ixzz3GEEiWWrv

Ebola and Racism

October 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

You have just got to see this video of Rev Jesse Jackson being interviewed by Ben Swann. No matter what Swann asks, the good Rev shows that reality and logic are irrelevant when it comes to getting a point across.

http://youtu.be/ZgrbkSngEj4

Florida Amendment 2: Is It Or Is It Not Bad For Florida Citizens?

October 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

Amendment 2, which allows for more widespread use of medical marijuana in Florida, is being hotly debated. Until recently the polls seemed to indicate a majority of voters in favor of the initiative but that support appears to be slipping in these final weeks leading up to election day. We have provided this link which may help you decide how you want to vote as this is a social issue, not a fiscal issue.

http://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Right_to_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative,_Amendment_2_(2014)

The Fourth Horseman has Arrived

By Alan Caruba  October 9, 2014

“Disgusting that the President is still devoting more time to political fundraising than attending to his greatest responsibility, the protection of Americans.”

“I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” – Revelation 6:8

The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.

It is an apt metaphor for what is occurring in America today. Ebola is now raging in several African nations, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea, and Nigeria.

On September 30 the first African to make it to the U.S. with Ebola was identified. By October 8 he was dead. Ebola has arrived and, despite everything that the various agencies of the Obama Administration are telling us—the Centers for Disease Control and Homeland Security—I have no confidence it will not keep arriving.  Read more at canadafreepress.com.

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