Gruber confesses truth on Obamacare

Gotta love when truth goes viral

Let’s see, now we have intentional deception, what is that called again? Oh yea, lying.
We knew it, Gruber only confirms it. And Liberals all defend it.

Deception is the order of business and considered the process in Washington.

So: Yes, we had to torture the language to deceive people. Yes, we went to great lengths to be nontransparent. Don’t you people appreciate it? Face it, lack of transparency is a huge political advantage for the elite ruling class.

We’d rather have the law than any truth or transparency. Truth is the enemy. And no, we shouldn’t have to answer for it either…we got what we wanted. Now be happy about it and shut up. You are too stupid to understand.

And that was only the beginning of the law to get it off the ground.
Whatever it takes to get what they want.

July 2014 — Look at the way he lies. He’s Obamacare personified.

RightRing | Bullright

Obamacare, the home edition

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients

Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY 10:34 a.m. EDT October 28, 2014 | USA Today

Now that many people finally have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges, some are running into a new problem: They can’t find a doctor who will take them as patients.

Because these exchange plans often have lower reimbursement rates, some doctors are limiting how many new patients they take with these policies, physician groups and other experts say.

“The exchanges have become very much like Medicaid,” says Andrew Kleinman, a plastic surgeon and president of the Medical Society of the State of New York. “Physicians who are in solo practices have to be careful to not take too many patients reimbursed at lower rates or they’re not going to be in business very long.”

More: USA Today

It’s all up to the physicians, is it? Sure, blame doctors. But if they were adding as many people as they claimed they were going to, how is this not predictable? Let’s see, more patients, same amount of doctors, reduced rates. But it was all upside, right?

Narrowing the networks. Like what doctors control the networks? Don’t we get it? Its all about limiting choice and availability to bring the cost down. The best part of this whole smokescreen is who to blame? The insurance company blames the doctors. Doctors can blame the networks for their payment rates and the fact that they can’t handle the patient load. Never mind those rate hikes, too. All this finger pointing and guess who is not on the front burner to blame?

They claimed to be adding 30 million more people, by command.I suppose next they could tell airlines they have to increase the number of passengers on planes. Voila!

The problems were predictable. Back in Hillarycare days, Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that “anyone who thinks [Hillarycare] can work in the real world as presently written isn’t living in it.” That seems where back to the future has brought us. Is it any wonder it is still plagued with problems? (even as many times as it has been rewritten) Ramble off.

RightRing | Bullright

Asininity in season

I get pretty offended by the current political strategies of the Left. They don’t make much sense but that was never the objective, was it?

Through all the arguments there is a pattern. They claimed with Obamacare: ‘you don’t like it, then what is your plan?’ You don’t like our open border, amnesty plans, then what is yours?’ Like going to a diner, “what’s yours?”

This is some ridiculous stuff. According to their tactic rule, one cannot criticize their plans or schemes unless one puts forth one in the same mold. Yea, right. Funny for the Party that was criticism central under Bush. It’s an Alinsky tactic.

So by that logic they could not criticize the Iraq war unless Dems advocated a war of their own. Just like we are not allowed to complain about their open border, Executive Order, illegal immigration policies unless we provide an amnesty plan. Only then can we discuss it. Since when did you have to offer a proposal for something you are opposed to? But they keep trotting out these tactics on every issue. By their standard, Dems should not be able to talk about budget cuts without offering real budget cuts. Why not?

The list of examples offenses is endless. The kicker is how many fall for it. Disagreeing with carbon tax schemes, then, means you must offer an alternate carbon scheme or shut up. What rules? If you don’t like a big-government program, you have to advocate a big-government program. Thus, to disapprove of something means you have to write it into law. It goes on and on. The abbreviated answer to “what’s yours” is up yours.

RightRing | Bullright

Government… we have a problem

CMS Administrator Told Subordinates to ‘Please Delete’ White House Email

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told two subordinates to “please delete” a forwarded email conversation between Tavenner and a group of White House advisers which took place days after the disastrous launch of healthcare.gov.
by John Sexton 15 Aug 2014 | Breitbart

The House Energy and Commerce Committee published the October 5, 2013 email today. It contains a discussion Tavenner had with White House health care policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew and several other White House advisers including White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park. Tavenner forwarded the email chain to the CMS spokersperson and another subordinate saying “Please delete this email-but please see if we can work on call script.” Another short sentence that followed this has been redacted.

More Breitbart

Now it’s an epidemic. Hold on, I have the solution: Ban the “Delete” button.

Oh, does that seem absurd? Sorry, that’s what they want to do for guns.

I’ll be more practical. Remove the delete button on all gov’t equipment and software.

Leadership failures…and that giant sucking sound

Not what you might think, but the disconnect of leaders 1)to listen 2) to be held accountable to the people 3) their lack of respect for the people.

I showed the leadership disconnect in churches, among clergy and leaders, now its time to connect the dots. The same condition is rotting politics from inside out in the cesspool we call Washington. The similarities are amazing.

Time and again the leaders(for lack of other term) have been out on these margins like space aliens. They make decisions or take positions contrary to the people. We saw it with ObamaCare, we saw it with Benghazi or trade and release of detainees. We see it with border failures and Obama’s executive pen on immigration.

Then we’re told that the “people will like it when they see it”. We still don’t like ObamaCare and don’t like the amnesty they’re cooking up. People didn’t like the porkufest deals to ram ObamaCare through or the whole process they used, or that big-spending spinathon attached to it. And people didn’t like the results any better.

What Americans actually do care about is not on politicians radar. They have operated like Obama playing golf in a crisis, oblivious to the people. When we say rein in spending, Washington says expand spending. Remember Biden said, “we have to spend more to keep from going bankrupt”.

So they are elected and then take a vow to their self-interest and self-preservation. Buying votes trumps listening to voters. But you sort of come to expect as much in Washington. Now that it is business as usual, people just accept it. Aside from all the scandals the administration is engrossed in.

Then they believe they will force their agenda on the people. See the similarities? It’s the same thing in many churches. We’ll tell you what your opinion on this or that ought to be. And if you still don’t agree, too bad, we’ll do it anyway. Pols also have the power of the media in their favor, so you will just get inundated. It’s their way or the highway.

They kindly point out that we are just a divided society now, and that’s where the problem is. The real division is between the people and the politicians. Dream Act anyone? Amnesty? Pipelines or EPA regulations? If you don’t like what they do, they say they will fix the problems — the same ones who created the mess and the same ill will they used doing it.

Leftist politicians are fond of claiming to speak for Americans, things like: “what Americans want” or “what American’s care about”. The same dynamic applies in churches: bishops or de facto leaders claiming to speak for the whole, in name, when it does not align with the people’s priorities.

It all speaks loudly about a giant problem, ignoring the will of people, by an elite “we know better” government and leaders. Both parties participate. We’ve come to expect their business as usual, even as we condemn their “business as usual” model.

RightRing | Bullright

Political divide…. us and them

And the survey says that the political divide has increased over the years, to some record highs. According to a Pew research poll: “Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth“.

Political Polarization in the American Public

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan acrimony is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in recent history. And these trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life.

“How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process.”

Democrats and Republicans more ideologically divided than in the past

Well, the AP article points out some amusing extensions of this divide, like relationships, where people live based on political leanings, and who they associate with.

However, what grabs me outside the parameters of the article is what has happened in government. Obama and Democrats have politicized the environment, the war on energy, the EPA regulations, the IRS, the border, immigration, the Keystone Pipeline, national resources, water, military, the National Park Service, government employees, schools and home schooling, White House tours, the Dep of Justice, federal lands, the budget, terrorism, healthcare, the economy, incomes, the climate and weather, national disasters, the war, national security, people’s data and personal information, etc.

Now then, considering all that, is there any wonder why it seems people are politically divided? Is it any wonder they are more ideologically “consistent”, and more politically aware in general, than in the distant past? But leave it to them, and government I presume, to worry about us being too partisan or political divided.

Well, all that politicization makes makes our political choices pale by comparison. And it was done under a man who said he would be a uniter not a divider. Isn’t it working well? Under a president who practices the most divisive politics possible. Yet the alarmists point out a political divide? Pardon my Casablanca face, I’m shocked!

A man who practices divide and conquer tactics and class war as his trademark, and they are concerned about our divided politics? But it’s not like we need a poll to know that.

RightRing | Bullright

Oil boom to global warming bust

Obama’s Energy Secretary: Oil boom boosted economy — but we’re focused on ‘global warming

By Valerie Richardson | The Washington Times | Saturday, May 31, 2014

GOLDEN — The booming oil industry has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise sluggish economy, but Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says that the days of fossil fuel are numbered as the administration focuses on climate change.

Mr. Moniz, who spoke during Democratic Sen. Mark Udall’s energy forum at the Colorado School of Mines on Friday, said the increase in oil production “has had enormous economic benefit” by boosting the economy and helping correct a lopsided trade imbalance.

“I want to emphasize: The increase in oil has been again a great boom economically, lowering our imports, but we are focused on lowering our oil dependence,” said Mr. Moniz.

Oil imports have been declining as domestic production surges and fell to below 7 million barrels of crude per day in January for only the second time in 14 years. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported Thursday that the economy contracted for the first time since 2011.

“Why we are committed in the first place to this reduction in greenhouse gas emissions goes to what probably many in this room understand very, very well: the mitigation of the risk that we have from global warming and climate change,” said Mr. Moniz.

The secretary appeared in Colorado two days after he toured Louisiana Gulf Coast oil and gas operations with Sen. Mary Landrieu, another Democrat locked in a tough reelection battle. The visits also come with the Obama administration poised to announce Monday strict new standards on power-plant carbon dioxide emissions.

 

They never talk about the “risk” or affects of that so-called “mitigation” effort, like on the economy. The radical “greenhouse gases” are emanating from Washington, specifically the White House. The repercussions and affects of regulation are not a risk or worry to them. What about the risk their war on energy, including the XL Pipeline, poses? Destroying the economy under the guise of “Saving the planet” is job one.

Zero Hedge

As if the official news that the US economy is just one quarter away from an official recession (and with just one month left in the second quarter that inventory restocking better be progressing at an epic pace) but don’t worry – supposedly harsh weather somehow managed to wipe out $100 billion in economic growth from the initial forecast for Q1 GDP – here is some even worse news: if one excludes the artificial stimulus to the US economy generated from the Obamacare Q1 taxpayer-subsidized scramble, which resulted in a record surge in Healthcare services spending of $40 billion in the quarter, Q1 GDP would have contracted not by 1% but by 2%!

Danger ahead for Dems

POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Dems


By ALEXANDER BURNS | 5/19/14 | Politico

President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.

In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of voters said they were unsure of their preference.

Among these critical voters, Obama’s job approval is a perilous 40 percent, and nearly half say they favor outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Sixty percent say they believe the debate over the law is not over, compared with 39 percent who echo the president’s position and say the ACA debate has effectively concluded.

Both Obama’s job approval and the partisan ballot matchup are markedly more negative for Democrats in this poll than other national surveys — a reflection of the political reality that the midterm campaign is being fought on turf that is more challenging for Democrats than the nation as a whole.

But none of those issues comes close to approaching health care as a major concern for midterm voters. Nearly nine in 10 respondents said that the health care law would be important to determining their vote, including 49 percent who said it would be very important.

By comparison, only 28 percent said that immigration reform was “very important” to determining their vote, and 16 percent who said the same of male-female income disparity.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/politico-poll-shows-mounting-danger-for-dems-106814.html#ixzz32BzwSwYJ

“Forward” seems to be reverse for Dems.

If elections were held today: 41% versus 34% would vote for Republicans. Even of the 25% who didn’t know which they’d vote for, 21% vs. 16% leaned in favor of Republicans.

And whatever Harry Reid is doing must be working. 😀 Or as Lost in Space said:

Fight club, West Wing style

It may be Holy week for everyone else, but for Obama’s West Wing regime it is:
“West Wing Week”: 4/18/14 or, “Pull Together, Fight Back, and Win” – week.

“Fight back”? Against what, non-believers?(in ObamaCare) Translated, “Fight Week”.

“Win”? What is that…. losing the soul of our nation?

But he is a walking talking contradiction and the Hypocrite-in-Chief. Just like he told us, the ACA-Obamacare is working. Wow is it working, too bad the rest of the country isn’t. We don’t like it by a wide majority, but that isn’t a problem for Obama. ‘Don’t let them chew on it, just keep ramming it down their throat and tell them “they like it.”‘

 

Krauthammer: Obama ‘Makes This Stuff Up’ on Obamacare

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | Newsmax

By Courtney Coren

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says that President Barack Obama makes stuff up with “brazenness” when he says that Obamacare is working.

Obama said Thursday while appearing in the White House briefing room about the Affordable Care Act that “this thing is working.”

Krauthammer challenged the president’s assertion during an appearance Thursday on Fox News’ “Special Report.”

“Look, it’s working in that it exists. It breathes,” Krauthammer said. “But if it’s hurting the doctor, it’s hurting the hospital, it’s hurting the patient, it’s hurting the economy, it’s going to cost a fortune.”

“I love the way the president says healthcare costs are reduced, as if there is any relationship between a reduction, which occurred during a recession and a healthcare implementation which occurs today,” Krauthammer added.

“So it couldn’t possibly have retroactively affected last year’s numbers. I mean, he makes this stuff up with brazenness that is almost admirable,” The Washington Post columnist said.

“Everybody is getting a worse deal,” Krauthammer said. “If the providers are, that means the doctors aren’t getting their usual payments, which means they have to see much more patients, which means they spend less time, which means the care is inferior, that means they are reimbursed at a lower rate, which means some of them will go out of business.”

Krauthammer added that Republicans shouldn’t back down from going after Obamacare in their midterm election campaigns even if the president is now praising the new healthcare law.

“I think it’s an organ worth playing day and night,” he said. “Which is going to have more affect on the voter — Obama in a press conference in a holiday week throwing out a number, 8 million, which means nothing? Or knowing someone in your family, or you, losing health insurance, having your hours reduced so your employer can call you part-time — losing your job, losing hours — all of this stuff affecting you personally?

“Even if the numbers between the approvers and disapprovers narrows, the intensity of those who oppose it because of real life affects — higher premiums, higher deductibles, narrower networks — that is real stuff,” he said.

“All the other stuff, that is theoretical stuff.”

Newsmax

And the White House sees it as a Chicago street fight.

People should cut spending on cable etc. for Obamacare

On March 6, 2014, President Obama conducted a town hall meeting with Spanish-language media regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. He was asked about the concerns of many Latinos that the law is simply too expensive. He suggested that some families may be spending too much on cable television or cell phones, and not enough on health insurance.

Yep that’s the problem. Get rid of the phone and the cable bill and then you can have ObamaCare for the cost of your cell phone bill. So that’s what he meant.

RightRing | Bullright

Thoughts: ObamaCare

 

Thoughts

by
JUST GENE
about
OBAMACARE

 

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new healthcare package:

 

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it,
The Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
The Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!”
The Pediatricians said, ‘Oh, grow up!’
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness.
The Radiologists could see right through it.
The Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow,
The Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward,
The Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas,
The Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
The Proctologists won out in the END.
Just leave the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

(–unknown author)

 

Luvya — Just Gene

From Outer Limits to Unlimited Arrogance

From talking about “outer limits” of executive power — or exploration of — to limitless arrogance. This one just might have topped his lie of the year.

H/T – PUMABydesign001

Obama to OFA Volunteers: You Are Doing ‘God’s Work’
Free Beacon:

President Obama told Organizing for Action volunteers their efforts to combat conservatives and enroll people in Obamacare is “God’s work” Tuesday at an OFA event in Washington, D.C.

The arrogance meter is officially shattered.
H/T – PUMABydesign001

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They’re out of touch and we’re out of time

Lawmakers are out of touch with the lower-income class. There’s a shocker. So to the masses of Obama drones who think they are seeing to your every whim, you must be dreaming. These guys can’t facilitate those tasks they are Constitutionally charged with doing. And you think they can micromanage your healthcare, let alone your life?

Barone: Designers of Obamacare Misjudged Behavior of Uninsured

Monday, 03 Feb 2014 11:19 AM

By Melanie Batley | Newsmax

The designers of Obamacare made wholly inaccurate assumptions about how uninsured and lower income people would respond to new healthcare options, and evidence from the troubled program’s start-up should provide a lesson on the pitfalls of governing a socially and economically diverse nation, says Michael Barone.

“The evidence is not all in. But it seems that Americans are not behaving as Obamacare’s architects — and many critics — expected,” the syndicated columnist writes in The Wall Street Journal.

Barone, the senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, highlights three misguided assumptions at the heart of the president’s signature healthcare law.

For a start, he says, the authors of the legislation incorrectly assumed that everyone wants health insurance, and that if low-cost coverage was available for those with modest incomes, the uninsured would overwhelmingly take advantage of it.

The evidence so far, Barone says, does not bear that out. He cites low enrollment rates among the uninsured and a recent Kaiser poll indicating the program’s unpopularity among that group.

“One reason may be that Obamacare requires policies to cover not just the expenses of catastrophic illness — the sort of thing auto and home insurance policies cover — but routine medical expenses and procedures that many individuals will not need,” Barone writes.

“Apparently many of the uninsured aren’t interested in prepaying for health insurance any more than they are interested in prepaying their credit cards.”

Barone says a second assumption was that health insurance would make people healthier. He points to evidence from a two-year Oregon health study that showed there was no significant difference between the health of those who received Medicaid compared to those who were eligible and didn’t have Medicaid coverage.

Barone adds that the Oregon study also debunks the assumption that those with health insurance are more likely to go to the doctor rather than the emergency room: in the study, those with Medicaid were 40 percent more likely to go to emergency rooms than those without insurance.

None of these three assumptions has been conclusively disproved, Barone says. But, he contends that the discrepancies between what policymakers expected and the behavior of Obamacare’s intended beneficiaries highlight evidence of sharp differences in behavior between the bottom 30 percent of white Americans and the upper 20 percent.

Lawmakers, he says, tend to come from the latter group, and the failures of Obamacare suggest that they are out of touch with the desires and behavior of those in the lowest income classes, the very group the policy was intended to help.

“The trouble that has resulted — from the architects’ apparent failures to anticipate the behavior of fellow citizens who don’t share their approach to the world, and the architects’ determination to impose their mores, such as contraception coverage, on a multicultural nation — is a lesson to national policymakers, conservative as well as liberal,” Barone writes.

“Govern lightly if you want to govern this culturally diverse nation well.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/barone-inaccurate-assumptions-obamacare/2014/02/03/id/550574

H/T to Dave for the article.

And speaking of “judgement”, the elite ruling class, elected show some keen judgement in all this absentee oversight of things like the IRS, Geengate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious gun running, our borders, or even their own spending bonanza in Stimugate. Except where they do get ambitious and even make it worse. Or how about the VA and its backlog?

You forever “believers” are finally starting to smell the coffee burning, aren’t you? Obamacare is not just an indictment on Obama, its a conviction on the entire Big-Government apparatus and its legislative “process”. Did you miss how IRS has been used? Maybe you will give all that a smidgeon of thought at the next election. Hint, don’t listen to those voices in your head – they were lying the last time.

Kaiser Poll: Half of Country Still Has Negative View of Obamacare

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Newsmax
By Melanie Batley

Almost half of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, according to a new poll, but an even higher percentage believe that opponents of the new healthcare law should work to improve it rather than repeal it.

According to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted Jan. 14-21, 50 percent of the 1,506 adults surveyed have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, compared to 34 percent who have a favorable view.

At the same time, 55 percent of those surveyed — including three in 10 of those who view the law unfavorably — say opponents should accept the law and work on fixing it. Fewer than four in 10 want opponents to keep up the repeal fight.

Among the survey respondents were 173 who identified themselves as presently uninsured, the main group the healthcare law is supposed to help the most. The poll found that 47 percent of the uninsured respondents had a negative view of the law, even though half of them said they were unfamiliar with the law’s mandate provision and the exchanges set up to help the uninsured find coverage.

Still, the survey revealed that the percentage of those uninsured with a favorable view of the law has decreased significantly since a December Kaiser poll, when 36 percent of uninsured respondents had a positive view compared to 43 percent who had a negative view.

Just 24 percent of the uninsured respondents now have a favorable view.

Among the uninsured — a key group for outreach under the law — unfavorable views now outnumber favorable views by roughly a 2-to-1 margin,” the Kaiser survey report noted.

The poll also shows that more of those without coverage say the law has made the uninsured, as a group, worse off than better off by a margin of 39 percent to 26 percent.

“Despite these views, large shares of the uninsured see health insurance as ‘very important’ and say they need it, while four in 10 say they’ve tried to get coverage in the past six months, and half expect to get it this year,” the report said.

H/T to Dave for the articles

RightRing | Bullright

Obama in the state of denial

The setting might have been Super Bowl pregame, but Obama was in the state of denial. Not one question did he answer with a degree of sincere honesty. It was straight denial.

He started by denying the continuing failure of healthcare.gov, then moved on to admit regret over the lie of the year, only to add that more people were later grandfathered into his original lie so they did not lose their plan. No mention about rewriting of the legislation countless times. His reelection campaign was filled with lies.

To IRS, there was “not even a smidgeon of corruption”. I guess his original concerns about the situation were unfounded. Lois Lerner and Rachael Bade pleaded the fifth for nothing. Records ending up at Obama’s campaign means nothing. Even his scandals have baby scandals when the person to lead the investigation is donor to Obama. Roseman and Castillo’s scheme of 500 million in contracts? Not a smidgeon anywhere.

To Benghazi, he resorted to the ‘but I called it terrorism’ lie…. er, before he blamed the video. Then he lectured us that people are in dangerous locations. Say what? And who put them there then abandoned them? Not even a hint of accountability.He admits failures in protections as if there were someone else in the White House. Then he claimed he was explaining it, which to date he has never done.

About all he could do is blame Fox news. Even NYT said “Obama tackled by O’Reilly”. And Obama would say he never laid a glove on me. I guess New Jersey and Christie are about to get more attention.

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Related: http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/03/obamas-superbowl-sunday-interview/

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America gets The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award

Congratulations America, after Nancy Pelosi told you we have to pass the law before we know what’s in it, now you know. Or do you?

Since the passage we have seen Obama amend it himself and HHS work its magic on regulations, however they choose. In the past month, Obama made how many changes in it? I am having a hard time counting.

He said insurers could ignore the law and then continue to write those so-called crappy policies. That they could extend them another year. That people do not have to be terminated, after the law abolished their policies. Then he moved the sign-up deadline, then he altered the payment deadline. And he moved it again. Now “bare bones” plans.

All this despite the complaints of insurers. There is a lesson for the insurers on how the game works, uh? It’s practically a daily task knowing what the law is or isn’t.

All that is just icing on the two biggest lies they’ve been repeating for the last couple years. Then insurers were told they will be compensated for any losses they claim. (whoopee)

Get the idea? The law means what they say it means, as long as they mean it, or until they mean something else, or until they change it by fiat again. Now you know what this bodes for healthcare, besides mass chaos. So how do you like your new healthcare.gov, people? You have what even Nancy hadn’t dreamed of when they passed it. They’re still making it up. Can anyone know, based on all this, what ObamaCare will be next year? We don’t even know what the regs will be 3 months from now.

Still the all time quote of the year from libs was “it’s the law of the land”. The law until they change it, that is. So now that you know what is in it – or not – whatever they say. It might as well have been a blank law and said “to be filled in later: whatever, whenever you want it, as long as you want it – or not”.

 

The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award, saluting actual dubious achievements by the government or famous people, such as the announcement of a new Veterans Administration hospital to be erected in Southern California shortly after another such facility was destroyed in the Sylmar earthquake of 1971. The trophy was a gilt, outstretched finger atop a square base. “The flying, fickle finger of fate” was already a familiar catchphrase on the show.

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If Kathleen knew then….

Just a quote from the article

Sebelius Says She Would Have Delayed Obamacare Rollout

President Barack Obama’s top healthcare lieutenant told Congress Wednesday morning that she would have delayed the rollout of Obamacare if she had the information she has now. — Free Beacon

Translation: If I knew what a real failure it would be, sure I would have delayed it. Like Duh, people!

Now if voters had the information they have now, then Obama would not be in the WH and ObamaCare would be an urban legend….like they said death panels were.

It’s an ugly day in the neighborhood

Years back when someone coined that “its a beautiful day in the neighborhood” phrase, things weren’t as bad. Our debt wasn’t what it is now. Oh, for the good old days of just irrational spending…and the occasional scandal.

When Obama ran saying he wanted to structurally transform America, we see what he meant. No one can deny it. You know them by their fruits, and these fruits are rotten. It’s like someone painting a rotten apple an attractive shade of red. It has the same effect.

At least the good news is apparently the rosy-eyed millennials have recovered from their vacation from sanity. Though the damage is done. They thought Obama was sticking it to others, whilst he was sticking it to them. That’s the way their politics roll. It may not be full-contact but sooner or later it bites you in the ass.

Now that the neighborhood has already been wrecked, they’ve come to their senses. Heck, they wish for a do-over. But unfortunately, once a neighborhood goes bad it takes a lot to fix it. And, in this case, it is not a question of money. Finally, something progressives can’t claim money will fix.

So 52% of 18-24 year-olds would throw Obama out of office. Care to join the neighborhood watch? Obama must be chuckling, “join the club”. Sanity shows up, they’d like to repeal Obama and ObamaCare — if only they could. Not the youthful revolution he wanted. What would sentiments be if we started impeachment?

On a related partisan note

To combat the rush for the exits, the left just digs in its heels. It is scorched earth, as far as they’re concerned. Everyone else is waking up to a horrible reality, but not them. Their latest talking point — which, as any narrative of the left, spreads like wildfire in a windstorm — is complaining about congress. Particularly about vacation time.

They want to know how Boehner and company can leave town with so much at stake? Their exact talking point is that Congress has only passed 52 laws this session, an all time low. Yea, that would tick them off.

As most of America is trying to digest ObamaCare, the Leftoids  are screaming that Congress hasn’t done enough in passing legislation. Forget the reality of Reid’s Senate. That’s why nothing could ever get through. Only 52 paltry laws is criminal. They rattle off a wishlist but the budget and debt are not priorities, if even mentioned.

Adding to the injury, the institutionalized bureaucracy has been very busy writing laws and Obama has been busy rewriting laws. Didn’t Obama want an obsolete, defanged congress anyway? I thought that was his plan. So the Left is complaining about congress not doing enough, while even millennials do not appreciate what government has done. Is there a disconnect there, or what?

Let’s hope millennials get on board the next “change”… changing us back to a Republic.

GENERATION SCREWED: Young People Finally Come To Their Senses About Obama

Doesn’t that give new meaning to “youthful indiscretions” ?
So, welcome back to earth. But those indiscretions leave a stain.

pundit from another planet

youth-revolt

Most young adults would vote to recall the president

(CLEARLY, THEY’RE ALL RACISTS)

Teresa Mull reports:  Obama doesn’t even have youth on his side anymore.

America’s youngest adults, the voting block who elected the diverse, hip, hopeful Barry O. the first time around, have become disenchanted with the president’s lies and plain bad policy. Even the young guns, who are assumed to be ignorant, naive, and imprudent, are proving we’re not so easily duped. We’ve seen right through the Obama Administration’s healthcare folly.

The National Journal reports:

Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature healthcare law.

The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama…

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2014: let the show begin

I was trying to think of  some strategy for progressive demonic Dems to run on in 2014, to stop the hemorrhaging from the ObamaCare debacle. I think I have found it.

Next is to boil it down to a nice sound bite for the masses to understand. Again, I have a solution for them. They can’t run on ObamaCare, so why not go for all the marbles? Yes, there is too much going on from the progressives to appeal to a wide swath of their base.

So just run as… “the Party of Scandals“. That’s no joke. Here’s a glimpse of the introductory promotional campaign.

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If you like all you’ve seen so far, you’ll really be impressed with what we can do with a majority in both houses AND the White House. If you mistakenly thought we were shamed and disappointed — and you were wrong — then eat your heart out because we are just getting started. There is so much more we have in store for you. We’ve been working hard on the plans.

If you thought politics was just a spectator sport, we have a surprise for every one of you in ways you never before envisioned being personally touched. The Repubs had to manufacture all these scandals to try to bring us down. Guess what, we’re back! Those phony scandals were nothing… a mere pittance compared to what we can really do.

Remember we have to pass the bill before we can find out what’s in it? Well, we’ve been scheming up some legislative add-ons to all those previous laws that will knock your socks off. Plus we’ll put new meaning to “fiat law”.  Then there’s  Executive Orders. We own the White House at least for a couple  more years. All that will only be the opening salvo on the Republic for 2016 — which is phase 2.

So if you were tongue-tied by our delivery so far, you are going to be in shock and awe. Sure, we are going to run on ObamaCare as well as every other problem. We are equal opportunity offenders and we can shove  much more than ObamaCare down your throats. Think about all that when you go to the voting booth next year. We are putting our foot to the floor on a whole bunch of new scandals for you. We will have you in suspense. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and IRS were just the appetizers. We  know this is what most Americans really want and we are the Party that can deliver.

Even as we speak we have new IRS rules planned. We have new EPA regs rolling out. In education and every other bureaucracy and agency, we have some real surprises in the works. Much of it is just too good to detail now. That is without even mentioning our spending plans.  Send us your money and get on board with your support. You will want to be a part of this assault historical election process. It will  take some of the attention off ObamaCare and unaffordable, non-healthcare – big time.

I think that provides plenty of ideas. But, now that I think of it, this would probably guarantee their success.

Insurance Health…not health insurance

Everyone is concentrating on Healthcare, non-Affordable Healthcare at that. Maybe we should first look closer at the health of insurance rather than healthcare insurance? To that end at least one person has dared to go there in this column.

The Only Obamacare Fix Is For Obama To Legalize Real Health Insurance

Paul Hsieh — Op/Ed | Forbes
11/17/2013 [a few excerpts]

The President has proposed a one-year “fix” to deal with the political fallout from his broken promise (or lie), “If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.” Now it’s, “If you like your plan, you can keep it until after the 2014 mid-term elections. Maybe.” But the problems with ObamaCare go much deeper than cancelled insurance. As surprising as it sounds, most Americans never had real health insurance to begin with — and were not allowed to by law. And the only cure for our current health insurance mess is to legalize real health insurance.

What most people consider health “insurance” is actually genuine insurance combined with inefficient pre-paid medical care. Contrast that with standard car or homeowners insurance policies. Those plans protect us against unlikely but expensive events, such as a bad car accident or a house fire. But we don’t use car insurance to cover routine predictable expenses such as oil changes.

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Suppose someone today wished to buy an insurance plan that covered only serious illnesses and accidents (and otherwise pay for routine health expenses with his Health Savings Account.) For many people, that would be an excellent combination. Yet he would not allowed to by law. Because of legal mandates, insurers may not sell such plans, and individuals may not purchase them.

ObamaCare did not create these problems, but does double down on them. Hence, to fix those problems, we’ll not only need to repeal ObamaCare but also prior bad laws.

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In addition to specific policy proposals, we need a broader national conversation on the proper functions (and limits) of government. Hence, I was encouraged by this recent Chicago Tribune editorial editorial that observed:

Accept that government doesn’t know what’s best for everyone. That people can decide what coverage they need and can afford. A strong marketplace offers choices for every wallet. Obamacare’s rules curtail those choices.

Such discussion is a good step in the right direction. Instead of debating which new government entitlements to create, we should be vigorously debating which freedoms to restore.

The president’s proposed “fix” won’t work. The only lasting “fix” is freedom. Legalizing real health insurance would be a damned good place to start.

See entire column:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2013/11/17/the-only-obamacare-fix-is-for-obama-to-legalize-real-health-insurance/

What a novel concept, putting the health in insurance.