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Obama’s Promise vs. ObamaCare’s Reality

Obama’s Promise: Your premiums will go DOWN by as much as $2,500 per family of four per year

ObamaCare’s Reality: Your premiums will go UP by as much as $1,000 per family of four per year

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/359352/obamacare-bends-cost-curve-upward-avik-roy

I do not like Obamacare

Rep Tom Reid says, If the President and Harry Reid continue to refuse to negotiate, I support presenting a simple request to them: repeal the special treatment under Obamacare that Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the President secured for Members of Congress and their DC insider friends, and I will vote to keep the government open.” https://www.facebook.com/RepTomReed

Ryan and Obama - Facts

ObamaCare: Smoke And Mirrors by Elaina F. George, MD

http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVGeorgeObamaCare90913.html

EXCERPT: Since the United Nations created the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, there has been an inexorable movement toward a centralized power that shifts decisions from individuals to government through regulation and mandates. It has readily caught on abroad and anchors socialized medicine. America was virtually the only western holdout. That changed in 1965, when the expansion of Social Security created Medicare, which, essentially, is socialized medicine for seniors.

ObamaCare is following in Medicare’s footsteps:

  • Just like ObamaCare, Medicare was sold as a government program to take care of Americans. Government became the benefactor, caregiver and savior — absolving Americans from personal responsibility. All they had to do was give their faith and money to the government.
  • Just like ObamaCare, Medicare was drafted by bureaucrats and politicians seemingly more interested in concentrating power and controlling the purse strings.
  • Just like ObamaCare, no doctors or patients were involved in the crafting of Medicare. There were no true advocates for the patient.

Over the years, Medicare devolved into a bloated, wasteful and soon-to-be bankrupt system. It has been a piggy bank for Congress (in fact, $700 billion from the Medicare trust fund was raided to help fund ObamaCare).

Costs have increased through higher deductibles while there has been a steady decline in access and treatment options. For those who argue that health care will improve under ObamaCare, note that Medicare reimbursements to hospices will increase one percent while hospital reimbursements fall. This makes it hard to argue that a new system will not emphasize rationing and palliative care to decrease costs.

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Andrew Klavan explains economics

This is accurate, simple to understand and funny.

H/t Bob.

If you like this, you might also enjoy http://polination.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/the-difference-in-this-election/

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Obama does it better!

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Barack Obama has added himself to the official biographies of 13 previous presidents (so far) @ http://www.whitehouse.gov.

As of today (May 15, 2012), he has not gotten his name on to the biographies for Gerald Ford, or anyone prior to Harding. But maybe it’s a work in progress. There are very recent references in some of the “Look at me!” additions, such as the Buffett Rule.

There are also some blatant lies, like his claim to be promoting an “all of the above” approach to weaning us off foreign oil, striving to “protect” Social Security, and making sure our veterans get the best services possible. NOT.

If you want to see all of them, click on the URL for Bush and use the Next buttons to click forward. I made graphics like this of all of them and there is also a funny little bonus at the end to make you laugh.

Hat tip:
Obama Drops His Name Into the Other Presidential Biographies By Seth Mandel May 15, 2012
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/15/obama-drops-his-name-into-presidential-biographies/

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Fact Check says Life of Julia is bogus

The Obama campaign’s “Life of Julia” slide show depicts a fictional woman whose life from age 3 to 67 is better under the president’s policies than under those of Republican Mitt Romney. But the facts do not support statements in the slide show.

1. Romney would leave Julia with “nothing but a voucher” to buy health insurance at age 65. Wrong. The plan Romney has endorsed would let her choose between traditional Medicare fee-for-service coverage, or a variety of private plans with premiums partially paid by the government.

2. As a senior citizen under Romney, Julia would have to pay “$6,350 extra per year” for a health care plan similar to Medicare. Wrong. This cost estimate is based on old and invalid cost estimates.

3. At age 67, Julia could “retire comfortably” under Obama but, “Under Mitt Romney: Julia’s benefits could be cut by 40%.” Wrong. Social Security is rapidly going broke. The trustees predict that all Social Security beneficiaries will be hit with a 25% cut by 2033 unless changes are made. Obama has proposed no plan to avoid this.

4. As a 22-year-old college student, Julia needs surgery that is covered “due to a provision in health care reform” keeping her on her parents’ insurance. Fair enough. But she’d probably be covered anyway: Thirty-seven states already have similar mandates on the books.

5. As a 31-year-old expectant mother, Julia “benefits from maternal checkups” required under Obamacare. But she would probably get that care anyway, since 85 percent of full-time workers have health insurance now, and a 1978 federal law already requires that employer-provided insurance generally must “cover expenses for pregnancy-related conditions.”

For details on each point made above, go to
http://factcheck.org/2012/05/the-life-of-julia-corrected/

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More than a little upset

Got this in email. It needs nothing from me!

Subject: More than a little upset!
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012

Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!

“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight..

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.

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If this doesn’t scare you, something is very, very wrong.

Caveat: I have seen no evidence whatsoever that Barack Obama is “brilliant” and I highly doubt he’s “devised” much of anything, never mind the entire scheme to bring this great nation to its knees. Is he helping to implement the plans that others have devised? Absolutely.


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An Obama classmate speaks out by Wayne Allyn Root – June 6, 2010
http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/obama-s-agenda–overwhelm-the-system-95716764.html

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.” It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of ’83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

– Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

– Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.”

– Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who’s asking for a 51st state? Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama’s plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

– Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

– Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions — including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

– Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.

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Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and serves on the Libertarian National Committee.

According to Snopes, Wayne Allyn Root’s statement and his attribution as “classmate” are “Correctly Attributed.”
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

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Biggest Lie of 2011

PolitiFact’s choice for Biggest Lie of 2011 is also the Biggest Surprise!

In 2009, PolitiFact selected Sarah Palin’s comment about “death panels” as the biggest lie.

  • In 2010, they once again sprang to the defense of Obamacare, selecting a “government takeover of health care” as the year’s biggest lie.

So who could have ever guessed they’d choose “Republicans voted to end Medicare” for their Number One Lie of the Year 2011?!

From PolitiFact:

The Democratic attack about “ending Medicare” was a pervasive line in 2011 that preyed on seniors’ worries about whether they could afford health care.

Occasionally, Democrats and liberal groups were careful to characterize the Republican plan accurately, but far more often, they demonized and distorted it with lies.

For example:

• They ignored the fact that the Ryan plan would not affect people currently in Medicare OR the people 55 to 65 who would join the program in the next 10 years.

• They used harsh terms such as “end” and “kill” when the program would still exist, although in a privatized system.

• They used inflammatory and inaccurate pictures and videos of elderly people who clearly were too old to be affected by the Ryan plan. E.g., one video showed an old lady in a wheelchair being pushed off a cliff. Another featured an elderly man who had to take a job as a stripper to pay his medical bills.

In a blog post, the DCCC stood by its claim, saying the ad accurately stated Ryan’s plan would “abolish” Medicare. But even the Washington Post (hardly a fan of Republicans) agreed they were lying.

Sadly for the future of Medicare and for the future of substantive debate in this nation, the Democratic lies worked. Polls showed voters were skeptical of the Ryan plan and want Medicare to remain largely the way it is now. It’s got virtually no chance of passing in the Senate or getting signed by Obama.

Whoopee for Democrats!

  • They demagogued and lied when Republicans said Fannie and Freddie were headed for disaster and disaster struck.
  • They demagogued and lied when Republicans tried to reform Social Security and they’re doing it again about Medicare.

The unavoidable fact is that the post-WWII baby boomer generation is retiring by the tens of thousands and there is simply no way the remaining taxpayers can afford to provide so much for so many.

Democrats routinely demonize Republicans and lie about their plans whenever Republicans try to be responsible adults and take mature steps to stave off disaster.

We saw how well that worked in 2008, when the problems with Fannie and Freddie that Republicans had warned of caused the housing bubble, collapse and subsequent recession EXACTLY AS REPUBLICANS SAID THEY WOULD!

What did Democrats do?  THEY BLAMED REPUBLICANS!

Social Security AND Medicare are headed toward total collapse. Anybody with half a brain can see that. Democrats have always and almost certainly always will continue to refuse to deal with the hard choices necessary to retool these programs so they can survive.

If Democrats stay in control and leave things as they are, the programs will collapse, but it will somehow be made to seem as if it is the fault of evil Republicans.

If Republicans take control of the government and do the hard things necessary to save the programs in SOME form, Democrats will demonize them and lie about everything, just as they did in 2011 with the Ryan Plan.

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SOURCES:
http://patriotupdate.com/16956/what-was-the-biggest-political-lie-of-2011
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/dec/20/lie-year-democrats-claims-republicans-voted-end-me/

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THE HALLOWEEN GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

(but you knew that)

Congratulations to Chrissy on her new grandbaby.Glad to have you back.

OCCUBAGGERS HALLOWEEN HORROR!HAND THEM A JOB APPLICATION

funny video

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=32d_1320042510

OBAMA’S CLOWN

A clown is supposed to be funny–this hack is just a pompous blowhard

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/28/obama%e2%80%99s-clown/

DEBT FALLOUT:HOW SOCIAL SECURITY WENT ‘CASH NEGATIVE’ EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

‘Cash negative’= bankrupt–just like ‘additional revenues’= higher taxes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-debt-fallout-how-social-security-went-cash-negative-earlier-than-expected/2011/10/27/gIQACm1QTM_story.html

SLOUCHING TOWARD THE 1930′S

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/slouching_toward_the_1930s.html

OBAMA: ‘NANCY PELOSI WAS ONE OF THE BEST SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD’

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/31/obama-nancy-pelosi-was-one-of-the-best-speakers-of-the-house-this-country-ever-had/

HERE’S BOZO SUCKING UP TO THE PAISANI–HOW MUCH PAIN CAN YOU TAKE?

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CROWNED FIRST LESBIAN HOMECOMING COUPLE

Where else but California?

http://news.yahoo.com/high-school-students-crowned-americas-first-lesbian-homecoming-140805984.html

THE VERY ANGRY FIRST LADY

We had the grace and beauty of Laura Bush;now we have this:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/30/curl-the-very-angry-first-lady/

OBAMA FRAMING THE ELECTION NARRATIVE

His only option is to blame everybody else for everything.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/obama_framing_the_election_narrative.html

WALLBAGGERS GREETED WITH EARLIEST SNOW IN 59 YEARS

Who said God doesn’t have a sense of humor?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/occupy-wall-street-protesters-greeted-with-earliest-snow-in-59-years/

CANADIAN POLICE OPEN FIRE ON RUNAWAY COW!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/stunning-video-canadian-police-open-fire-on-runaway-cow/

CAIN GETS THE CLARENCE THOMAS TREATMENT

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/10/31/herman-cain-clarence-thomas-sexual-harrassment/

COULTER:LIBERALS’ BIGGEST FEAR IS A CONSERVATIVE BLACK REPUBLICAN

OBAMA NEEDS VOTER AMNESIA

http://townhall.com/columnists/luritadoan/2011/10/31/obama_needs_voter_amnesia

OBAMA TO SIGN PRESCRIPTION DRUG EXECUTIVE ORDER

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-to-sign-prescription-drug-executive-order/

IT HAD TO HAPPEN

ORGANIZED IGNORANCE

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/10/31/organized-ignorance

THE PARASITE LEFT

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/the_parasite_left.html

THE DUPED GENERATION

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/41854

ELECTION LAWS TIGHTENING IN GOP STATES

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-vote-florida-20111031,0,1962738.story

OBAMALAND:AMERICAN MULES MUST EAT CERTIFIED WEED-FREE HAY

Huh?This idiot wouldn’t know a hay bale from a bale of reefer.

Mules,horses and cattle don’t much care about weed-free,they just eat it.

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/maritanoon/2011/10/31/obamaland_american_mules_must_eat_certified_weed-free_hay/page/full/

THE UGLINESS STARTED WITH BORK

A liberal-majority court is critical for the left to push their agenda

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/opinion/nocera-the-ugliness-all-started-with-bork.html?_r=1

WHEN YOU’RE HANDING OUT CANDY TO TRICK-OR-TREATERS TONIGHT,JUST THINK OF IT AS REDISTRIBUTING THE WEALTH!

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