By: John Hayward | October 3rd, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Every true “independent” voter in the United States should be clamoring for the full and immediate repeal of ObamaCare after watching a few days of Barack Obama’s Shutdown Theater. Do you really think the man who vandalized the World War II Memorial with barricades to make elderly veterans suffer will hesitate a microsecond to use your health care as leverage against you, the next time you defy his commands? You’re not “independent” in any meaningful sense whatsoever if you’re comfortable with what’s going on here.
This was always a top goal of ObamaCare. Dependency is control. The Ruling Class does not fear people who rely upon it for food and medicine. Until now, the first nickel of every proposed “spending cut” – even using the ludicrous Washington definition of the term, which really means “reduction in the rate of spending growth” – has come from teachers, police, and firefighters. For the rest of history, if ObamaCare is allowed to stand, that first nickel will be coming out of health care. If Sequester Theater wasn’t enough to convince you this was coming, its big-budget Shutdown Theater sequel should have removed all doubt. Read more at redstate.com.
Think the Affordable Care Act is good for America? Think again.
Jackson & Coker
Survey: Physician Opinions of the American Medical Association (2011)
“Doctors and AMA split over Contentious Issue of Obamacare” by Sally Pipes (Sept. 2011)
The New York Times
“White Coast in the Rose Garden, as Obama Rallies Doctors on Health Overhaul” by Sheryl Gay Stolberg (Oct. 5, 2009)
Doctors For America
White House Rose Garden Ceremony – Press Release (Oct. 5, 2009)
Congressional Budget Office Report
Effects of the Affordable Care Act (March 2010)
Congressional Budget Office Report
Effects of the Affordable Care Act (May 2013)
House Energy & Commerce Committee Report (May 2013)
Survey of Small Business Owners (May 2013)
US Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Outlook Study (July 2013)
Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act
US Dept. of HHS
Federal Poverty Guidelines (2013)
House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
“IRS: Enforcing Obamacare’s New Rules and Taxes”
“IRS employee union: We don’t want Obamacare” by Joel Gehrke
Kaiser Family Foundation
ACA Subsidy Calculator
Office of Personnel and Management – Salaries (April 2013)
Pew Research Center
“Baby Boomers Retire” (Dec. 29, 2010)
American Association of Medical Colleges
“Physician Shortages to Worsen Without Increases In Residency Training” (2010)
American Association of Medical Colleges
“Recent Studies and Reports on Physician Shortages in the US” (Oct. 2012)
National Association of Community Health Centers
“Access Denied: A Look At America’s Medically Disenfranchised” (2007)
American Association of Medical Colleges
State Physician Workforce Data Book (2011)
Merritt Hawkins & Associates
Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times (2009)
Wall Street Journal
“The Affordable Care Act’s Rate Setting Won’t Work” by Howard Dean. (July 28, 2013)
“Unpublished CRS Memo: Obama Administration Has Missed Half Of Obamacare’s Legally Imposed Implementation Deadlines” by Avik Roy
At a hearing at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on June 28th, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) lists nine assertions made by Lois Lerner after invoking her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. That constitutes waiving those rights! He also cites U.S. Supreme Court case law to substantiate his claims. Photo at left refers to the May 22nd hearing where Ms. Lerner made her assertions on innocence and then refused to answer questions.
Our Grassroots activist friend, Anita Moncrief appears on this video. She was in Houston this week working with True the Vote, and had the chance to do a segment on NBC 13 regarding the Voting Rights Act and the SCOTUS decision.
Congress passed the Voting Rights Act during the height of the civil rights movement
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The Supreme Court has struck down Arizona’s voter ID law in a victory for the Obama Regime and for voter fraud.
From Fox News:
The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal “Motor Voter” voter registration law.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which doesn’t require such documentation, trumps Arizona’s Proposition 200 passed in 2004. Arizona officials say their law is needed to stop non-Americans from voting in elections, while opponents see it as an attack on minorities, immigrants and the elderly.
Voter ID laws are not an attack on minorities and the only immigrants it hurts are those who are not citizens and therefore not allowed to vote.
The real problem is the Motor Voter Law that was passed under the Clinton Administration with the help of RINO’s who sold out. All Motor Voter did was make it easier for Democrats and other leftists to engage in voter fraud.
How problematic is this?
From the South Bend Tribune:
In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
The federal law requires prospective voters to provide one of several possible forms of identification, such as a driver’s license or a passport, but no proof of citizenship is needed. Would-be voters simply sign a statement saying they are citizens.
Have you ever wondered why the left was so eager to give illegal aliens driver’s licenses? The simple truth is that with a valid driver’s license, the odds of that illegal being able to register and vote are overwhelming.
Joseph Stalin once said, “It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.” As long as the left can stuff ballot boxes with votes from those who are not eligible to vote, we will continue to lose and the left will continue to destroy America.
Please see related post: Senator Ted Cruz Files Amendment to Immigration Reform Bill; Co-sponsored by Sen. Vitter
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Monday, June 17, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today filed an amendment to S. 744, the Senate Immigration Reform Bill, to close a loophole in the federal “Motor Voter” law that preempts states from enforcing requirements that would ensure those registered to vote are U.S. citizens. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) is a co-sponsor.
“The right to vote is a fundamental building block of our nation’s democratic process and it is crucial that we have the measures in place to uphold the integrity of our elections,” said Sen. Cruz. “This amendment ensures that states can enforce the commonsense requirement that those registered to vote must actually be U.S. citizens.”
The Cruz-Vitter amendment states: “Nothing in subsection (a) [42 U.S.C. §1973gg-4(a)] shall be construed to preempt any State law requiring evidence of citizenship in order to complete any requirement to register to vote in elections for Federal office.” This measure simply amends an existing federal statute; it does not require states to adopt certain voting requirements, respecting the interests of federalism.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. that the federal “Motor Voter” law (the National Voter Registration Act of 1993) preempted Arizona’s commonsense requirement that a person must present concrete evidence of citizenship before they are allowed to register to vote.
“Justice Alito said in his dissent, ‘I do not think that this is what Congress intended’ and I agree with him,” the Senator said. “The Court’s ruling leaves a hole in federal law that allows non-citizens to register by using the promulgated federal form without showing proof of citizenship. This encourages voter fraud and we must ensure that our elections are fair and accurately reflect the will of our citizens.”
Click here to see the amendment.
Please see related post: Outrage: Arizona Voter ID Law Struck Down
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights. Holder’s commitment came at a private meeting with news executives after criticism that the Justice Department had infringed on the news media in several high-profile leak investigations. Participants said he told them officials would revise guidelines for issuing subpoenas to obtain reporters’ phone records. The 90-minute meeting was attended by a small group of journalists after several news organizations objected to the Justice Department’s insistence that it be held off the record. The participants, however, reached an agreement with the Justice Department under which they could describe what occurred during the meeting in general terms…
Eric Holder pledged to take “concrete steps” to address the actions of Eric Holder — up to and (possibly) including backing legislative action that would curtail Eric Holder’s ability to abuse Eric Holder’s power. What a guy. Direct quotes would be priceless here, but those weren’t allowed, of course. Instead, the DOJ very magnanimously permitted reporters to offer “general” accounts of what was discussed. There’s more at: Townhall.com.
This information was forwarded to me by fellow Florida Alliance member, Kimberly Kelley (Tampa Vote Fair). I had the pleasure of having lunch with Kim at the Florida Summit in Orlando earlier this month. Kim has been working tirelessly fighting election fraud throughout Florida and keeping supervisors of elections accountable. ADB
“Congress is to make the laws, and the executive branch carries them out, not the other way around.”
Everyone who takes an oath of office, whether it be for Congress, the judicial branch or the presidency, vows to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” Because of this oath, the American people rightfully expect their public officials to do their job. In Congress, that includes passing a budget.
Members of the House of Representatives recently cast their votes for the No Budget, No Pay Act. Although I supported the concept behind the No Budget, No Pay bill, the 27th Amendment to our Constitution specifically says, “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect” until after an intervening election. The language is clear and unambiguous. All members take their own oath of fidelity to the Constitution, and I respect the view of my colleagues who disagree. However, the No Budget, No Pay Act does not meet constitutional standards. Therefore, my only choice was to vote no.
The start of 2013 has already been a shaky one with the painful fiscal-cliff negotiations and the unfortunate outcome that continued Washington’s bad habit of increasing taxes without addressing their outrageous spending habits, all while pandering to a few favored constituents with messages of success. Well Floridians need to get ready because Washington is trying to push their spending habits on our legislature, and if they succeed we will be footing the bill.
“The Obamacare Supreme Court ruling seemed strange. Chief Justice John Roberts’ reasoning was incoherent. The conservative’s dissent read like it was originally meant to be a majority opinion. Now, we know why. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, John Roberts switched sides in May, withstanding a “one-month campaign” from his conservative colleagues to change his mind.” – Avik Roy
“Obamacare is now essentially upheld. There’s only one way it can be overturned. The same way it was passed – elect a new president and a new Congress. That’s undoubtedly what Roberts is saying: ‘Your job, not mine. I won.’” – Charles Krauthammer Continue reading at: commonsensepost.com.
NoMandateTax.com: Repeal the Mandate Tax and Get Health Care Right
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The United States Supreme Court ignored the entire legislative history of the president’s health care law, dozens of public promises from the president himself and supporters in Congress who insisted the mandate was not a tax, a 20-page explanation in the law itself, and the arguments of both the states and the Obama administration.
They did that to rule that the mandate at the heart of the president’s health care law is actually a tax on the middle class after all. A tax on people who can’t afford the expensive health insurance the government wants them to buy, or have ideological or religious reasons they would prefer not to buy such health insurance.
That’s wrong. The president’s promise not to tax the middle class has been exposed as deception at the very heart of his health care law. Now Congress must repeal the law and pass real health care reform that empowers patients and doctors and doesn’t rely on a dishonest mandate tax.
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On Wednesday, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter to T. Christian Herren of the Civil Rights division of the United States Department of Justice. The letter can be accessed by clicking the link below the picture, but you can get the idea RIGHT HERE.
Florida to DOJ: “We Respectfully Disagree”
The state will not end efforts to keep ineligible voters from having a chance to cast a ballot, even though the U.S. Department of Justice deadline to stop the voter-list purge came and went Wednesday.
Instead, state officials want to know if the DOJ supports the possibly illegal attempt by the Obama administration-backed Department of Homeland Security to keep Florida for months from accessing a database to assist its efforts.
In a four-page response to the DOJ’s letter of May 31, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner wrote that he “respectfully disagrees” with the federal position. He said he questions whether the justice agency is “endorsing” Homeland Security’s reluctance to open the database, which resulted in the state now being beyond a deadline to conduct the review. Continue reading this article at: Sunshinestatenews.com.
Guns walk – Looks like Holder will too!
Unfortunately, I’ve been seeing this coming since February. I even brought it up (via phone) to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s press secretary, Rebecca Watkins back then.
Well sadly, it looks like it’s finally going to happen: http://www.westernjournalism.com/report-gop-will-end-fast-furious-investigation/
After reading the above article and walking the floor for a little while, I sat down and penned these two verses to the tune of If I Only Had a Brain from the Wizard of OZ:
I would love to stand and fight him
But my chances are just too slim
My back bone is not fine
You see I just can’t face it
I’m afraid they’ll say it’s racist
If I only had a spine
I have got Holder for contempt
But to the Speaker he’s exempt
He should be doing time
But because there is an election
There just won’t be an ejection
If he (Boehner) only had a spine