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It’s Clear Now We Can’t Afford ObamaCare

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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ObamaCare

One of the main reasons for enacting Obamacare was to bring down health care costs – so said the President, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But since its passage, the sweeping overhaul of one-sixth of our economy has done just the opposite.

Those costs are evident already. “Health care costs are expected to increase by 8.5% in 2012 – slightly up from this year’s increase of 8%, according to the annual ‘Behind the Numbers’ report on medical costs recently released by [PricewaterhouseCoopers'] Health Research Institute,” says the online publication Small Business Trends.

Insurers are now forced to cover patients despite any preexisting conditions. They are also required to provide preventive services and cover children as their parents’ dependents up to the age of 26. The health care bill also scrapped annual and lifetime cap provisions, so if you get a rare form of cancer, you’ll have unlimited coverage regardless of the cost. According to news website The Daily Caller, “the day Obamacare hit the books one year ago, 150 new regulations immediately went into effect. Since then, 125 more regulations have gone into effect.”

All of this sounds wonderful, but someone has to pay. Every American who currently has health insurance in the U.S. will be forced to shell out higher premiums.

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  • Retired USAF MSgt

    If we do not get rid of this monstrosity we are in for a bleak future.

    20 years from now we will be cutting back on allowed treatments and closing health care offices (retail?) in rural communities due to shortages of cash – just like the US Postal Service.

    The USPS is presently a very good window to view the future of the nations’s healthcare.

    • Captain PJ

      Obama lied nearly everytime he explained his socialistic ObamaCare: everyone would be covered, personal medical payments would go down, there would be no coverage for abortions, there will be no “death panels”, etc., etc., etc. All of it lies.

      Every Republican candidate has made a pledge to repeal ObamaCare if elected; the Republican controlled House has pledged to defund ObamaCare when it kicks in; over 24 states have filed suits agianst the US government challenging ObamaCare’s constiuttionality; and most importantly, over 75% of the American puplic does not wnat ObamaCare.

      Retired USAF MSgt: We’ll get rid of this monstroisty. I am confident that even if Obama is re-elected we’ll still get rid of it. This piece of “unconstitutional” legislation will be heard by the US Supreme Court–there is no way around it as it is in the federal court system now–in Appeals Court. Somebody is gonna win and somebody is gonna lose and the only remedy is the next higher court.

      There are five “conservative” judges who sit on the highest court, with four liberals. One of those liberals quite likely will have to recuse herself when it comes to the Court. I think the Supreme Court is our best chance and that is why the attorney’s for ObamaCare are not fast-tracking this because they do not want this heard before the 2012 election–for obvious reasons.

    • Whackajig

      Thanks for showing us that you still respect ovomit.

      Single handedly, I have convinced many posters to “DISS” ovomit by using small case for his name. Sadly, others are too stupid to see what they are doing. If I call the errant poster pj, does that show respect or the lack of it?

    • Gordon

      Hey wackajig what makes you the arbor-tour of what is or is not right ????

    • AngelaA

      His mental disorder.

    • Aristaeus

      He’s presented some alleged facts. It’s up to you to try to find out how accurate they are AND to decide for yourself what’s right. No one is forcing you to agree.

    • BUD

      WE HEAR ALL THE BULLSHIT ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR, THE RETURN OF CHRIST ??????

    • a constitutionalist

      You’re a complete idiot !

    • JimRed

      With all due respect, name calling tends to bring us down to the libs’ level. I’ve been guilty at times, calling him Zero and the _resident. But I’m trying to do better so I’ll BE better!

    • Ltjg

      Dear Captain…Thanks for getting back to me yesterday and also discussing this very topic. I wish I was as optomistic as you are on this. None the less…If the Healthcare is NOT repealed…It will certainly be the straw that broke the camels back.

    • Captain PJ

      If the Supreme Court doesn’t strike it down first, a Republican President will. If we win the senate and elect a Republican president, Obama’s legacy of socialized medicine will go down in glorious flames.

    • June

      We can only hope that happens, but if we elect a RINO nothing will change as the elite love power and money as much as our socialist.

    • http://aoj.myefoods.com/freemeals/ scarfacesquirrel

      The Dem’ have not even proposed a budget in over 2 years, and obama’s plan is pretty much a slack jawed blank stare as he votes present again, and veto’s anything the Republicans do. As mentioned the Republicans have done more in 7 months on the economy than the current administration has in 2 &1/2 years. Obamacare has got to go. It is not even in full force yet and is sucking the life out of our country.

      We’re getting prepared for anything that may happen. Choose not to be the ones standing in line at the grocery store. Go to http://aoj.myefoods.com/freemeals/ and get your FREE food samples now! They are storable, inexpensive, do not take up much space, and taste great! Go see for yourself what thousands of others have already discovered!

    • freedomjim

      Well I wouldn’t count on this. Why? I have been watch thing’s close and from what I’m seeing there truly is no party other then us or we the people. In washinton it’s a game and we are being played. while this debt debate is going on hillary clinton was at uncouncil and signed a small arm’s treaty as did obama or ovomit. And this gives the interpole police free rain to come here and search our homes and take our guns at there will and we can do nothing. and only 12 republicans disagree with what hillary did??? more dems disagreed with what obama and hilliary did then repub’s. So I am worried we are being scamed so when they start sending us to fema camps we can’t fight them.

    • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

      Sorry to burst bubbles but the courts are slow tracking the Supreme Court is refusing to hear and most people believe they have nowhere else to go. They successively stopped the 1994 revolution and we are outnumbered today. Especially in their terms of qualified people.

      http://www.reformdc.com
      P.S. Did you vote this week at “you cut”? http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/

    • ProudTEAbagger

      At last count the number was 28 states.

    • Captain PJ

      Great…over half the state in the Union. Can you imagine how embarassing that must be for the president to have over 50% of the states filing suit to prevent your so-called “most significant” piece of legislation. And, in the remaining state the only reaosn why they haven’t joined the legal parade is because either the governor is a democrat or the stat attorney general is.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      I just heard yesterday that Ohio got enough signatures to put the individual mandate on this years ballot!

    • Steve

      Actually Captain, not only must they be a demoncrap but dumber than the rest of them as well….Because even the most liberal of states don’t want this crap either…Funny how you can ask one simple question of the demons that run this country and you can’t get an answer..I sent Senator Dickie Durbin from Illinois an email and doubt that I will ever get a response except maybe law enforcment to try and take my email rights away….LOL….The simple question is this….Are you or anyone that you know better off today than you ar they were 5 years ago? When Pres Bush was in office unemployment never rose above 6% and our debt was 400 billion even after the “TWO” wars! How come the demoncraps want to blame Mr. Bush for this mess aand they look past clinton deregulating the banking industry and the insurance industry at the same time in February of 99’? The only thing that Mr. Bush should ever get slammed for is his inability to recall clinton’s actions on those two specific actions. However, Mr. Bush did have to build up our ability to protect ourselves…..

    • john

      Every time Obama opens his mouth he lies, he In fact, if you follow his speeches, you’ll find that he uses the same lie time and time again. I believe hs is a deviate of sorts, plying on the fears of the elderly and poor. He will use anyone to meet his ends and just as quickly throw them away like a dirty Dixie cup once they have met his desires.

    • Steve

      Everything you say is very true Captain! However, no matter what happens with obamacare……THIS COUNTRY CANNOT ENDURE ANOTHER 4 years OF THIS BS…….We cannot withstand the ideocy of glamour queen pelosi saying “we need to sign this to see what is in it!” I don’t think that there is even a demoncrap alive that signs things without reading it first. Obama should be impeached on that alone…..The deficit was 400 billion when Pres Bush left office including the 2 wars. Then the country made a huge mistake by voting in a bunch of drunken sailors…..Then the biggest drunk of them all died (oh Teddy) what should we do now ole wise drunkerd?

    • vietnamvet

      I know this seems like the long way around the block, but Orly Taitz is going to Hawaii on August 8 with a couple of document experts. She has a court order which says she can view whatever Hawaii has locked away in that famous vault of their’s.
      http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=327373

      If Obama can be proven an ineligible fraud, and expelled from the White House like a hobo booted out of a boxcar … that will certainly shorten the time that he spends with his feet up on the Resolute desk.

      It should also nullify anything he has done while pretending to hold the office.

      A bonus to America would be stripping him of any pensions, perks, and personal protection personnel that were never actually ‘earned’.

    • jim

      Have you forgotten Ob. has stacked the Supreme Court? The health care has to raise costs because our wonderful benevolent government says we must give free health care to illegals like Ob. fat as* Aunt who has sucked the welfare for what ?? 6–8 years now.Lives in an upscale neighborhood high dollar clothes.
      The illegals bankpupted a hospital in Elpaso back when I was hauling med suplys. The feds wouldn’t let them close the doors. Don’t where the $$ came from but they stayed oped with the damn illegals lined up for free care.

    • BUD

      HOW CAN YOU TELL THAT OBUMMER IS LYING ????
      HIS MOUTH IS MOVING !!!

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      Any time you pass a bill without reading it this is what will happen.. The truth about the bill is just reaching the surface now. obama and reid and pelosi are rich and are one world order puppets and in the one world order you have rich and poor and thats it..obama and reid and pelosi and all the rich white house officals and celebs and such will have all they want when they want it and us on the poor side will work for food to feed our families. We better wake up America. welfare and food stamps is not a career jobs,its to help you get through a tough time.

    • LadyLiberty

      American: We will all be slaves to the Federal Governments DEBT!!!

    • June

      Any time you pass a bill without reading it this is what will happens just ask piglosi if you do not believe me.

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      It was clear we could not afford obabacare as soon as pelosi said we must pass it to know whats in it… How can any leader pass anything without reading it and knowing what is in it. Just that alone should make every scared to ever vote for another democrat again….

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      America can not afford obama and we better wake up. obama is a devout muslim and he is over loading our economy and its his agenda. He wants to legalize 12 million Illegals so they will vote democrat even though it will put trillions of dollars to our debt and wants many more socialist programs put forth. No more obama….Wake up people….

    • Larry Owens

      yep, 3600 are being slated to close.

      That is what we get to elect a liberal/commie muslim pres. and a majority of dumbocrats in the senate to rubber stamp any thing he was sent the first 2 years of obumas rule as our king in chief.

    • Helga

      What do you mean in 20 Years? When obama Care goes in effect anybody with an Incureble Illness is not or ruther will not get any care. The Dr. will be told to quit caring for this People or they will not get Paid.

    • patriot2

      there’s an article out there(on yahoo)about the uk cutting back on treatments to save money.as their health care is virtually identical to obamacare,we can now look forward to being broke,sick,&screwed,all at once.you folks with cataracts just won’t be able to see it coming.

    • BUD

      YOU CAN TELL OBUMMER IS LYING BY WATCHING HIS MOUTH MOVE.

  • realfred

    Check page 107 of the Obama Health Care bill. there you will find that Muslims are free from conforming with requirements under Obama’s pet bill to ruin America.

    • SmithWinston6478

      “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein/Sotero Obama

    • Captain PJ

      And now we have Louis Farakahan (Nation of Islam) possibly inciting Mulsim inmates by claiming that the BOP and state prision authorities and guards are the enemy of Islam. We all rememebr that he said a year ago that White America was setting up the president for assassination. The president’s affiliation or association with the Nation of Islam should be thoroughly investigated.

    • daves

      Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

    • daves

      Notice it says nothing about Muslims. Please stop spreading lies.

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      daves,now we all know you are on the side on destroying America.You must be a muslim anti American and for sure you are a obama suck up. Do you have a job? Have you ever served in the military,sorry, we already know you have not served in the military by your anti American comments. daves,if a muslim or anyone other person is here legally and have taken an oath to up hold America and our laws and our nation then we will welcome them. If they are scum muslim terrorist then they are fair game to hunt down. How is that. Clear…Every real American loves first and cares about everyone and thats why Americans share and give more than all the other countries put together. Remember,its was muslims and only muslims that killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 so no we will not blame Christains or Bush. Wake up man. Act like you Love America….

    • daves

      What’s up with the attacks? Everything I said is true.

    • Teeter

      You sound just like the true radical muslim you are, living amongst us. You worthless thugs better take your best shot when you do decide to strike us again cause you won’t get a another.

    • Steve

      LOCK AND LOAD! I’m ready for em!

    • Nik

      @ realfred

      sorry fred you’re an idiot. The health care bill does no such thing. If you had read it instead of relying on the lying tea party email thats in circulation, you’d know that. The words Muslim and Islam appear nowhere in the entire bill. There is a provision for exempting religious sects whose beliefs conflict with the legislation but that is mostly intended for the odder christian sects — Christain Scientists and the like.

      http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/government/a/muslims_exempt_health_insurance_mandate.htm

      Just because a huge number of Tea Partiers are paranoid, ignorant and bigoted doesn’t make it OK.

    • daves

      In our article “More Malarkey About Health Care,” we wrote that some religious groups may indeed be considered exempt from the requirement to have health insurance. The law defines exempt groups using the definition from 26 U.S. Code section 1402(g)(1), which describes the religious groups currently considered exempt from Social Security payroll taxes. Eligible sects must forbid any payout in the event of death, disability, old age or retirement, including Social Security and Medicare.

      Since we posted our article, we’ve obtained a list through the Freedom of Information Act of all the groups that have successfully applied for exemptions from payroll taxes. (We have posted the Excel file here.) The overwhelming majority of them are explicitly Anabaptist — that is, Mennonite, Amish or Hutterite. Those that don’t specify their denomination are still explicitly Christian. Having gone through the list, we can say with certainty that no Muslim group, and indeed no non-Christian group, has ever qualified for an exemption under the statute used to define exempt religious groups in the health care law.

    • TooToo

      Sounds like blatant discrimination (towards us) and blatant favoritism (for the Muslims) to me. Isn’t discrimination against the law? Oh, excuse me, this is merely a drop in the bucket compared with all the other shady things bho has done since his swearing in. He’s got it in for America’s Judaic-Christian population, it is soooo obvious. Actually “tranparent.”

    • daves

      First of all it is not true. Second – being exempt from the law just means you don’t buy health insurance. Is that what you want? To not have to buy health insurance?

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      daves,you want the unions and the muslims to be exempt from obamacare and make the rest of us pay for it. Yes,you are a scum democrat socialist commie for sure…. Is pelosi your mom?

    • daves

      Why don’t you say that to my face. :)

  • Booko_D_Dead

    “Insurers are now forced to cover patients despite any preexisting conditions.” Isn’t this just like calling up your agent to secure fire insurance while your home is going up in flames?

    • daves

      These people will now be required to pay premiums where before they just went to the emergency room.

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      Come on daves,they have no money and they will be taken care of like they would be without obamacare. wake up man….

    • JimRed

      You’ve got it- why pay for years when you can sign on at the onset of an expensive illness? There will be lots of that going on if everyone is not forced to participate! But forcing that is not government’s business.

      Freedom includes the freedom to make bad choices, but all should be responsible for the consequences of those choices.

  • Katinalabama

    For the first time in my life, I am not proud of my country

    • Whackajig

      Why is that, that you are no longer proud of America? ovomit does not represent all of America. He only represents the parasites. I am not proud of ovomit, nor am I proud of those who support and honor and respect him, but they are not “America” either.

      I shall ALWAYS and forever be extremely proud on my country.

    • AngelaA

      And you criticize others for misspelling? Hypocrite!

    • Steve

      Thats funny…….Didn’t the first lady say something like “for the first time in my life, I’m proud of this country” Her pride has put us in a state of shame!

  • Bill Lee

    I would hold out on the debt ceiling until we get Obama to scrap his loverly health crap bill. The Dems would squeal like pigs but it would be the most meaningful piece we could wrestle out of their clenched fists…and boy would they hate us. I would just smile.

    • SmithWinston6478

      “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw
      “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill
      “Little by little, subtle changes will come until one day America will wake up and be Socialist; the Democrat Party has adopted our platform.” – Norman Thomas 1944
      “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
      “During times of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell ‘1984’

    • Whackajig

      If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you usually end up with a sore peter.

    • Steve

      True True….But I thought if you rubbed peter it would get sore…..LOL

    • FlaJim

      Scrapping the stupid plan would lower the national debt by a trillion bucks right away.

    • daves

      How do you figure?

      The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that overall the health care law would reduce the deficit, by $210 billion over the 2012-2021

    • IAmAProudAmerican

      It didn’t save money in Massachusetts and it won’t work for the feds either.

    • Johnnygard

      daves, I’ve noticed that you are reasonably intellegent (for a liberal), so tell me, do you actually believe that Obamacare will cost the country/taxpayers less?

    • daves

      The CBO has a really good track record but it depends on what future Congress’s do.

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      Bill Lee,I like that,Lets make the dems give up obamacare to pass debt ceiling increase. man,I wish I thought of that.Nice…..

  • am2sweet

    Who is it that hadn’t already figured out that we can’t afford Obamacare? More importantly who hasn’t figured out that under Obamacare a lot of people are going to die an early death? Obama needs to go out the door same as his healthcare bill. And why call it a healthcare bill? It truly doesn’t care about anyone’s health.

    • Doc

      I know who can’t afford Obamacare–over 20% of the waivers are from Nancy Pelosi’s district–another 20% were unions…

      http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/17/nearly-20-percent-of-new-obamacare-waivers-are-gourmet-restaurants-nightclubs-fancy-hotels-in-nancy-pelosi%E2%80%99s-district/

    • daves

      By insuring millions of Americans that were not previously insured, Obamacare will save many lives.

    • am2sweet

      Yes some more Americans will be insured. For that to happen there will be even more dying because he can’t afford insurance for every living person here. So, he’ll pick who gets to live and who doesn’t. I wouldn’t want insurance if someone else had to die an early death.

    • TooToo

      People may have not have insurance but they didn’t do without healthcare – we all paid for those in the hospitals and emergency rooms – healthcare was NEVER denied to those that couldn’t pay. And although healthcare is mandated, those that don’t (have to) purchase (like Muslims and others), still won’t pay. We will continue to pay their healthcare bills and will be denied services for ourselves because hospitals have gone bankrupt and closed down and doctors don’t want to deal with the red tape.

    • daves

      We have the highest rate of infant deaths in the industrialized world. You don’t think that has anything to do with insurance?

    • JimRed

      “We have the highest rate of infant deaths in the industrialized world.”

      The liberals call it “CHOICE”!

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      daves,those that have no healthcare insurance already recieve care if needed. The hospital only turns away those with a job and who pay taxes.Those without health insurance have always been helped.the cost of healthcare increases greatly with obabacare. daves,do not take my word for it. call any doctor of your choice and they will tell you.daves,does the far left socialsit media still tell you who to vote for? Wake up man,do your real homework and vote for who you want to vote for and not who soros tells you to vote for.

  • Dodi

    What took so long? All of us knew this before the bill was passed? My insurance went up, my coverage went down, my co-pays went up. Everyday there is something new on how horrible this is for the country.

    • ellen1015

      That’s exactly what happened to my insurance. What happened to “if you lie what you have then you can keep what you have”?

      I couldn’t purchase the same plan for the company I work for because it is no longer available.

    • ellen1015

      should read like what you have

  • STEVEY

    NOTHING W/ THE NAME OBAMA ON IT IS WORTH THE PAPER IT IS PRINTED ON.

    • Observer

      What about a unanimous verdict from the Supreme Court that Obama was not eligible to be POTUS and that he wa guilty of treason? In that case, Obama’s name would be worth something in that he could be quickly removed!

    • JimRed

      It won’t happen; the justices fear the ensuing riots that would tear many of our cities apart. Personally, I’d just as soon get it done before we are disarmed and less able too protect ourselves!

    • Steve

      Kinda like the birf certificate!

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      STEVEY—-Nice comment… Short and soooooo true.

    • CommieKiller

      Except Toilet Paper and Targets!

  • Faye

    my medicare payment has risen from $60.00 to $100.50 per month and my supplemental insurance has risen to $219.00 per month since Obama took office and obamacare was passed. Where is the reduced healthcare costs we were promised? The letter I received informing me of the new rates stated “yes this is legal”

  • http://rebelforiam.com m. sharpe

    The problem going on in D.C. right now is raising taxes to pay for Obamacare. America should be busy praying that increases in the debt ceiling are off-set by cuts. Cut spending will gut O’care, which was set up for a Dictator. America should stick closer together and not allow the enemy to divide and control Us.

  • http://verizon Ann Rand

    When was it ever CLEAR that we could afford the health care bill? When The dims were holding people hostage until they agreed to vote for passing it, That was a very clear message. Now, Harry REID is posturing like he is so sanctimonious about welfare of our country.He and F.F. Pelosi should be horsewhipped.

  • AUDREY

    HOW TO FIX CONGRESS

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

    I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

    Congressional Reform Act of 2011

    1. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    2. Only (1) one (6) six year term; then you are OUT OF OFFICE!!! SO….no pension and any other payments are no longer necessary.

    3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

    4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.

    The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.

    The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

    IF EACH PERSON WHO READS THIS; COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE AND SEND IT TO AS MANY EMAILS THAT YOU POSSIBLE CAN (IN THE US) PERHAPS WE CAN CHANGE WASHINGTON!

    • FlaJim

      All well and good, Audrey, but amendments have to be passed by Congress first — Article V of the Constitution. Imagining 2/3 of these bozos to end the gravy train is ‘hope’ but there’ll be no ‘change.’

    • Goober

      Nice idea… but where are you going to find a congress person to propose this bill? Congress only works 3 days a week Tuesday – Thursday, they get unlimited health care and their families are included, If I’m not mistaken I believe even their grand-children are included. Their already rich! They are already in control why would any of them want to give up “Free Money” and the easy life at Tax Payers Expense? I think your dreaming!

    • my3preciousdogs

      Also the kids go to college for FREE.

    • American With A Birth Certificate…

      The only way to fix congress and all white house officals is to fumigate as soon as possible and start over with people who love our country….

  • AUDREY

    Dear America: A Letter to Obama’s Followers

    Written on July 27, 2011 by Ann-Marie Murrell

    Every couple of weeks I post a status on my Facebook page asking my friends to tell me what their number one issue is in America. I use the most discussed issue and talk about it in my Patriot Update video.
    This week, my friends and I were extremely impressed by a post from my friend, Marti Settle. Marti spoke so succinctly and eloquently that I wanted to share her entire post with you.

    Dear American Public,
    Why can’t you think for yourselves? Why are you still standing around with your tongues and hands sticking out waiting for “Obama” money?

    There is no more. It is gone. So would you please do something—anything– to take care of yourselves?

    For example, go to the emergency room less. That “medical crisis” will probably go away in two to three days if you take an aspirin or a Tylenol, take a laxative and wait it out.

    Eat less. Stop eating fried food and cheesy junk food. Eat a salad instead of a Double Whopper. Go without eating for a day. Drink water instead of soda.

    Pray for your nation instead of cursing your misfortune. Thank God for your blessings.
    Concentrate on what you do have and do not focus on your victimhood. Do not allow people to drag you down. Hold your head up high. Smile.

    Do not have sex outside of marriage. Use condoms. Do not get pregnant unless you are able to support your own children. Do not have children expecting to get welfare checks.

    Make sure that your children understand every last word of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Make sure that you do, too.

    Make sure that you understand what Martin Luther King meant in his immortal speech “I have a dream.”

    Before you vote for someone because of the color of their skin, remember Obama himself was telling you to look beneath the skin to the character of that person—so stop looking at skin color. Become a part of a “colorless society” and watch the world bloom because we start to live together because of who we are not what we are.

    Obey the Ten Commandments.
    Work Hard. If one job will not pay your bills, either reduce your costs or get another job, and another until you are self sufficient.

    Feel Pride. Learn Shame. Do not shame others. Do not take anything from others.

    Learn from great new leaders like Frantz Emmanual Kebreau and David Barton.

    Listen to Lt. Col. Allen West. Listen to Herman Cain. These men should be your heroes.

    Sarah Palin is a great woman. Listen to her. The media is scared of her because she is true to the Constitution and to America. Michelle Bachmann is a courageous and strong woman. Vote for her, hold her up as a beacon of strong womanhood. These are women you should look up to.

    Be strong and be careful who you listen to.

    Thank you, Marti Settle; your words should be shouted from mountaintops.

  • Conservative

    It seems pretty simple the Republicans should hold out until Obamacare is cancelled, our debt crises only gets worse if we don’t fix that gem of a bill. Nancy was right we didn’t know what was in it until we read it. We read it, there is no winners with this bill except government control. Then after ridding us of the medical nightmare just stop spending. We’ll show the world we are serious about containing our fiscal problems.

    No doubt Jimmy Carter looks good next to Obama when it comes to fiscal constraint. Remember 25% car loans, 15% house loans, I do, we are just one step from that again, if we don’t stay the course and take back our counstry.

  • BAND

    I think the U.S. should copy the french version of socialized medicine. Their President does moan over the high costs but they have instigated cost saving measures. The french citizens find their version of socialized medicine to be OK, it works. The medical profession world wide rates the french system as excellent. Shouldn’t we copy their version of socialized medicine?

    • Doc

      Ann-Marie–I love your videos, and your rendition from Marti reminded me of something similar that came out during the late 1970’s–the Desiderata:

      Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

      If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

      Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

      Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

      Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

      Strive to be happy.— Max Ehrmann, 1927

      There was also a Canadian song that highlighted America’s contribution to the world, and decried those who continually smeared America — I don’t know who sang it, but I think that is also worthy of note nowadays…

  • matt pauley

    Until we can go to a direct democracy which would bring the power to the people. We will all pay the price for a divided government & bought politicians. They lie & what can we do? Nothing!!! It’s a horrible system that has failed before and will fail time & time again.

  • Ltjg

    My wife and I just got done paying our Bills. We have both made severe cuts in our spending. We turned off phone service and use cell phones instead. We do not buy steak for dinner…chicken once a week. We grow much of our foods and she has a sewing machine to make her own clothes. Finally after 2 years of cuts, all our Bills were paid completely up and we noticed we at last had extra. My wife said…Darling, we should celebrate. We have not done anything to enjoy ourselves in over 2 years. I agreed..She deserved a night out. I chose a Restaurant, nothing lavish but the point was for us to just get out of the house for once. The waitress took us to our table when a person I knew walked in and saw me. He came over and said…It has been a long time about 3 or 4 years (maybe the middle of 2007) and asked if he and a few friends could join us. I agreed and then several people about the size of a small wedding party followed him. They completely rearranged the dinning area so we could all be together. Still trying to watch our budget, my wife and I ordered chicken while others were ordering Roast Beef, Lobster and Steaks. We were having a good time and people started to leave. Finally it was just my friend, my wife and I finishing up. The waitress started to approach the table when he stood up to shake my hand, patted me on the back and said..”This was a great pleasure seeing you again. We will have to do this again.” He turned and walked out the door STIFFING ME with the check. My wife said, “He seems nice but how well do you know him and what is his name?” I replied I have known him for only a few years and although he was a likable guy was not too responsible and only likes a good time and that his name was….Barack.

  • http://http/aol.com sean murry

    the only ones that will vote for obummer is welfare rats and the parasites on the tax payers dime.

  • babas gal

    DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!

    Humans crowded out Neanderthals
    A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40,000 years ago.

    Monkey Haters are even lower than the N’drals, remember this, you can only go up from there! Life is tough at the bottom of the barrel, isn’t it?

  • dazleen

    One of the main reasons for enacting Obamacare was to bring down health care costs

    That’s a good one, bring down health care costs, that’s about the only thing Obamacare doesn’t do.

    Though the propaganda campaign promised lower health care costs, that was never a legitimate “reason.” It’s not possible in mathematics to double (triple?) the number of recipients and cut the cost at the same time. Someone has to pay. It was nothing more than buying the votes of more people who receive government funded entitlements that, again, someone has to pay for it. If Obamacare is implemented, where is that money going to come from?

    Us.

    I’m tired of paying. I’ve already lost twenty years worth of material possessions, I have nothing left to give. Blood from a turnip.

    I’m actually for the “ideal” of welfare, and believe that’s part of what makes America great, but I’d have to think that probably more than 80% of those people would fare just fine without it, as the lazy have through out the millennia. I agree with helping out the TRULY needy, to help them get back on their feet. Same with unemployment, especially now when so many are out of work because of our current government’s actions. But let’s use our heads about it, along with giving them money to live on, retrain people for in-demand positions, set them up in temporary positions within the community, a three week job would probably do wonders for their confidence. Some people advocate illegal immigration because they say these people do jobs we don’t want to. My counter to that would be to kick out all illegal aliens, their crime, hospital bills, anchor babies, all of it, and have the able bodied 80% of welfare recipients (left) do these jobs. In some capacity or another, (almost) everyone can work for their keep. Then there’s money left for the 20% who actually need it, and actually use it to get back on their feet, and get off it.

    Why should we be required to pay for the lives of these 80% who are lazy? That’s what charity is for, we get to choose who we deem appropriate to receive our hard earned dollars. I personally think it’s as unconstitutional as Obamacare to require us to pay for welfare with our income tax money. I wonder how many people would vote to voluntarily give their income to welfare? (Surprisingly) I would, IF, it only went to the legitimate 20%. It was hard enough to pay it when we were making money and life was great. How can we be expected to continue to pay for their life styles when we can no longer pay for our own? And not just Obamacare and illegal aliens, the wars, the pensions, the unions, I could go on and on…

    Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of in my whole life…is charging welfare recipients income tax. ? If they want that money back so bad, take it out before you send out the checks, or I think now they’re debit cards. Probably Visa’s. Then you wouldn’t need as many IRS agents, we could reduce the deficit by 1/5 of the IRS (or so,) including their paid sick and vacation time (here in Nevada that’s three weeks each for a total of six weeks paid leave every year, accumulating from day one,) and the six figure a year pension plan. The State of Nevada allows you to buy retirement years, the going rate was $5,000 per year (of early retirement) when I worked there a decade ago. Now, I’m not a math genius, but paying $5,000 one time, and getting back $100,000 (whatever their last year’s salary was,) multiplied by how many thousands of state employees a year that utilize this nice little perk. When I worked for the state, my office’s second in command bought three years for $15,000, intending to retire after she had the number one position for a couple of years. I’d guess she retired at $100-120,000 annually. So that $15,000 investment netted her $285,000 ($300,000 – $15,000.) This is one of the ways government employees improve their personal retirement portfolios, another thing I’m tired of paying for. And as long as I’m on a roll, I’m going to throw “election campaign funds” out there. These silver-tongued idiots waste hundreds of millions of dollars every election. Worse, now all they do is smear their opponent, they don’t even bother to tell you what they stand for. Probably because most of them walk the line and don’t want to have to pick a side, and lose voters. Wimps!

    I’ll end my tirade, for now, but I’ll leave you with the latest government thorn in my side, I understand that Congress just gave themselves a raise. The epitome of arrogance. Did someone say something about having cake?

    I’m done with political correctness, I can’t afford it anymore. I will not live in a socialist state, I will defend the Constitution if/when it comes to that. I hope you will too. I want my beloved America back, the place where you get rewarded for hard work and being smart. I don’t like it in the USSA where you’re rewarded for being a deadbeat. Obama sure wasn’t kidding when he said he was going to redistribute the wealth, they got all mine.

    I can’t help but wonder where the money will come from once all the honorable, hard-working people are tapped out, and the rich flee in fear of losing their money? Who’s going to feed the other half of the country? Allah Obama, the messiah? Don’t hold your breath. He’ll feed his followers and let the rest of us starve. Isn’t that crazy? But I think he’s maneuvering to make that happen, probably by calling Marshall Law before the elections, and if he can hold onto power, there will be no more elections, or a republic by the people, for the people. America will become Obamaland, and rapidly descend into a third-world country with a dictator. How many times has this happened in our life time? I can think of a handful off the top of my head, it happens. The killing field of Cambodia? Hitler? We know there’s tribal genocide going on in the world today.

    These are sad, scary times. The first time in my life I’ve ever been afraid of my own government, which I didn’t think could ever happen. I grew up blindly believing the government worked for us, just another fairytale…

    GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH

    LONG LIVE AMERICA, HOME OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

  • Captain PJ

    ObamaCare is extrmely unpopular becase as we learn more about this system and the massive regulatory regime begins to go into effect, we’re seeing that none of the administration’s promises are being honored. But what’s new with that, right? The cost of healthcare is going upp, not down. healthcare spending is going up, not down. And we’re also experiencing (right now as I write) that millions of Americans are not able to keep their insurance.

    It’s basic economics that additional benefits incur additional costs–but the Obama administration has ignored the fact that individual insurance plans cover different types of populations–so that government and “some” industry and academic experts think ObamaCare will justify increases averaging 2% or 3% and could justify much larger increases for certain plans. This is another scarey aspect of ObamaCare.

  • http://T Anna Salerno

    If you were listening when this odumbocare came up to be passed then you would have heard that the Congressional Budget Office told us how much this was REALLY going to cost. You’ll also remember that there were back room deals, middle of the night deals, under the table deals even deals where the dumocraps locked out the Republicans out of meetings and would NOT let them participate. This moron in office has lied about everything he ever told us so it stands to reason that he lied about this too! He is such a criminal lying fraud of a muslim and he needs to be arrested, tried for treason, then shot or hanged by his scrawny mulatto neck until he is dead!!

  • Mistyinga.

    Bree, 1 n 5 remember…lol

    • Bree,

      OK Misty, I’m with you thanks

  • Wolf-Talker1

    We heed health care, we need to take care of our sick governments health. I’m all for treating our governments broken leg like they used to do with horses, just shoot it and put it out of our misery!

  • tomm

    The passage of ObamaCare negates the supposed intelligence of every member of congress who voted for it.

    • SPXZ

      Sorry, it confirms that they are good enough weasels to have lied to us, and many have gotten away with their lie. Were it not for the TEA PARTY, and the few of us who still work and pay taxes, who boothed out the garbage from Congress, too many are still there.
      Mark Twain said it best over 100 years ago:

      “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

      “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

      Better read this now, because in a few years the leftists will have banned Samuel Clements’ writing.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    It is called “ObamaCare” because it takes care of Obama, but no one else. For the rest of us it will be a trip to the DMV, but they’re all in white coats and stethoscopes.

    For sharp political analysis, science and humor see The Two Minute Conservative, http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Now on Kindle.

  • SPXZ

    Those of us with 1/2 a brain knew this about Obamacare from the very beginning. This Bill was a complete lie, including it’s name. It was never intended to reduce costs. People who can add and subtract, do basic 5th grade arithmetic, know you cannot ADD 30 million people to health insurance, and have it cost less. Especially when more than 1/2 of those people will have their Premium paid by the Government, which is the POLITICIANS way of avoiding saying TAXPAYER DOLLARS. But we have been lied to. Plain and simple. The people who ‘sold’ us this bill were not speaking ‘distortions’, or aberrations, they were intentionally lying. The President looked the American people in the face and told a story about his mother and her insurance problems that was a complete LIE. He had no problem lying to our faces. Pelosi isn’t capable of reading, so she wanted the bill passed to find out what was in it. Wait, she was the honest one. She admitted she didn’t know what was in it (which would have been a good reason NOT to pass it, which is what any normal, honest person would do). Those of us who are Sr. Citizens are already seeing the horrible effects of Obamacare on ourselves and spouses. Meanwhile, the POTUS and The Senate and House are exempt. As are their friends and buddies. But, didn’t we hear Harry Reid lie to us that “once everyone saw the Bill in action, we’d all love it”? He lied. Right to our faces. But then, if the President can do it, so can Harry Reid.
    Look folks, here’s a dose of reality. The reason we are overtaxed is simple. The POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY. Doesn’t matter what you want. We have incredible debt because the POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY. You didn’t ask for it. We have Obamacare because the POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY. We didn’t want it. It was rammed down our throats. The Democrats didn’t pass a budget for two years, even though they controlled the White House, The House and Senate, and that would have precluded our current crisis. Why? Because the POLITICIANS WANTED IT THAT WAY. Now, whatever happens to our national credit rating (which will be lowered in all liklihood) will be because the POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY. Does anyone besides myself see a pattern here? All I hear from the POTUS and Harry Reid is that we need a distributed solution of cuts and MORE TAXES. Why? Because the POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY.

    People get smart. they have already destroyed major parts of our great nation. We the people know far better than the people in Washington who lie, lie, lie, scheme, add more taxes, buy votes with taxpayer dollars, and do whatever is good for them and their agenda, but NOT for US, the working, taxpaying American People. Why? Because the POLITICIANS WANT IT THAT WAY

  • Larry

    We can’t afford anything about this worm Obama whether it be Obama care and we can’t afford this slimy worm in any part of our life. He is a Closet Muslim working to have the Muslim Brotherhood control every aspect of our lives that will enact the Sharia Law that we will be forced to live under there laws.

    • dazleen

      I’ll never bow to Sharia Law!

  • Michelle Deskin

    People, people, people…. Death panels have begun along with the GOVERNMENT LIMITING PROCEDURES for those who fought in Vietnam!!!! My father who is a Vetern asked about knee replacements as he’s getting services at the VETERN HOSPITAL in Loma Linda, they told him that it wasn’t “cost effective” to replace his kness because he was too old! He’s about 65 years old!!! Even though other insurances have to cover everything, the government is not allowing certain treatments because of the cost….:-( :-(:-(

    • daves

      And that has been going on long before Obamacare was passed.

    • CommieKiller

      daves, How is Obamacare on bullet wounds? Care to be my guinea pig?

  • David in MA

    “It’s Clear Now We Can’t Afford ObamaCare”
    Hell, I knew that and i’m not the sharpest tac in the boz.

  • DANIEL CLAMAGE

    We especially can’t afford thousands of new gov’t built, manned and operated medical centers sprinkled across the country, staffed with tens of thousands of new Federal public union employees — doctors, nurses and admin personnel.

    That’s also in Obamacare.

    • JimRed

      “That’s also in Obamacare.”

      So is his internal security force, “as well equipped and funded as the military”.

  • http://pjtv.com skip gainer

    Obamacare was never intended to bring down the cost of medical care. Anyone who can add 2+2 together knew the cost for medical care would go up and quality would decline. Obama care was shoved down our throats to get us started to a single payer system. This was done to give the government more control over our middle class and poor people. Obama care is just one of the steps our government is taking, till we have a dictator or king ruling us, under a one world government. Why do we need obamacare? No body has or is turned away from needed medical treatment now but you will be under obama care so the government can control the cost and who get`s what services. You see there are really death squads coming to you in your near future!

  • WASP

    The author of this 8th grade essay definitely has a firm grasp of the obvious.
    We can’t afford Obumblercare? We, can’t afford Obumbler. Period.

  • RiverFred

    Hey I will vote for Obozo care if congress, the senate,the president, unions, Obozo supporters, etc. are no longer exempt.

  • http://yahoo PecosBob

    Exactly. This (obamacare) is another added expense that is added to the deficet. Democrats can’t seem to understand that any social service or gov’t run agency is just another expense on the taxpayer’s wallet. Seriously, if the typical Joe Citizen knows how to budget, why can’t the Demo’s understand that our gov’t runs in the same principle. Democrats, don’t be throwing stuff in my shopping cart and expect me to pay for it.

  • MikeFL

    So much good input. I’d like to add my 2 cents worth. First nObamaCare was not even fully written when it was pushed through by Ms. Pilosi. Over 900 pages of text that only has about 300 about medical stuff. There are rules on how taxes will repay the gov’t loans to College students. There is so much legal mush designed to confuse and derail readers (and it works)that very few people have read it. IF we as citizens want results, the path to take is educate those who represent us in Washington about what we the people want to happen. They are our “conduit” to actual long term change. Talk is good. Sharing is good. Getting the Law involved is better. Our Congressmen (Senators and Representatives) in both houses (of Congress) are the peoples link to results. It worked when the Tea Party movement pushed good men and women into taking a stand last year. Bad things happen when good people do nothing.

  • Tom Stewart

    Now If I Can Get “A Waiver” For Obamacare, OK Then Get “A Waiver” To Get Rid Of The Imposter Obama. Yikeess, God Bless America And Sarah Palin, Get In To See Sarahs Great Movie “The Undefeated” A Close To True Movie Of The “Iron Lady” Went To A Full House Last Week And A Standing Ovation, I Have Never Seen That Before, Yikeess, That Movie Has Been Pulled By That AMC Loews Theater, Plus They Told All Employees Do Not Talk To The News Media Or Public About This Movie. That Is Called Chi-Town Mafia Of Soros/Obama. God Bless America And Sarah Palin.

  • http://Yahoo MR

    Can’t afford obama care !
    NO SHIT STRAIGHT ARROW !
    What did you do, OPEN YOUR EYES !

  • julie

    Obama care is waste of time when family in this world keep grow every day. Most family have more kids and big family and don’t pay taxes in America. Which not right leave American people pay taxes and others country on out come here don’t have to pay. I pay full price my doctors bill. No help at all. Obama care waste money. Everyday. Don’t save you. You spend more out your pocket.

  • julie

    He use his Obama care for his vacation money. More amercan people has to pay more out there pocket seen he start this. Waste of time and money. He lie to the world. All lie ever ends until he leave office. I hope soon. His no. Drop fast.he will be out. If make a deal or raise the dault celing on Aug 2 2011. This is his faule first place.

  • http://Yahoo Mr. & Mrs. William Osborne

    We can’t wait for November, 2012, Obama is going down one way or the other!