Monday, December 30, 2013

McCain On Obama: Don't Count A Man With That Talent Out

The Hill -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says people shouldn’t underestimate President Obama as he heads into his sixth year in the White House.

He discounted Obama’s low approval ratings and said a sitting president always has influence.

“We all wear thin with the American people after a while,” McCain told the Associated Press.

“To count a man of that talent out at this point in time in his administration would be a huge mistake,” he added.[...]

He met with Obama this year to discuss immigration reform, but was a vocal critic of the president's foreign policy moves in Syria and elsewhere.

Democrats and Obama plan to make immigration reform a top priority in 2014, and are pushing House Republicans to take up legislation.
Blog author's comments - I agree when McCain said “we all wear thin with the American people after a while.” Most conservatives wish he would have retired years ago. But John McCain, speaking of Obama, what talent would that be? Is that his plan to fundamentally transform America which he and the Democrats are doing? We are five years into the most destructive presidency in the country’s history, and we can see that fundamental transformation at work just about everywhere.

Obamacare will wreck the best health care system ever. And look at what Obama has done to the economy, race relations, the debt he has piled on the country and his disdain for the Constitution. He has a long to-do list before his final term in over. I am not discounting what Obama, Reid and all Democrats will attempt to do during the remainder of Obama's time in office. And this is why the GOP, with much help from the voters, must do very well in the midterm elections so they can halt further destruction to our country.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy 2014 America, Here Are More Obamacare Taxes

Krauthamer On The 20 New Obamacare Taxes
Headed Our Way: "A Huge Transfer Of Wealth"

New Obamacare Fees Coming In 2014

Poll: Obamacare Sank Democrat Approval Ratings

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be 'Glorious'

Washington Times -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday defended Obamacare amid fellow Democrats’ concerns, saying that while the politics may be tricky right now, eventually having voted for the health care law will be a boon.

“We’ll ride this out,” the California Democrat said on a conference call with reporters.

Some Democrats, particularly in the Senate, are worried about facing voters having backed the health law, which has seen a rocky rollout and is costing millions of Americans their health plans — even as it is aided millions of others to sign up or get on their parents’ plans.

“It’s worth the trouble, it’s going to be a glorious thing,” Mrs. Pelosi said.

Still, she said when it comes to voters, she believes they will not have the health law at the front of their minds when they head to the polls less than a year from now for midterm congressional elections.

She signaled that Democrats are likely to reprise the income inequality message President Obama used successfully against GOP nominee Mitt Romney last year.
Blog author's comments - Coming from Pelosi what else would you expect her to say? She and Obama will never give up on Obamacare no matter how much harm it does to so many Americans. All one can do is shake their head in disgust at this ridiculous woman.

"Still, she said when it comes to voters, she believes they will not have the health law at the front of their minds when they head to the polls less than a year from now for midterm congressional elections." The Democrats in the Senate who are up for reelection certainly hope they don't. It's not just that Obamacare isn't going well. It's that Obama has been exposed as a liar.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Recent Audio From The Mark Levin Show...

Health Care System Has Already Effectively Been Nationalized

Blog author's comments - Mark Levin talks about and explains what I have, in part, written about before. But many citizens who do not usually follow what is happening in Washington and politics are beginning to pay attention to what Obamacare will do to many of them. Finally, many now understand the ramifications of the ACA. Millions have already lost their insurance because of Obamacare.

What will take the toll on many more Americans is when the Employer Mandate is implemented. Many companies will have to cut back on subsidizing their employee’s health insurance because of the standards set by Obamacare. Millions of employees will either be paying more towards their health insurance or lose it entirely. Obamacare will also cause many businesses to both downsize employees and move some employees from full time to part time to avoid the additional cost of health care. They will not be able to afford to replace the health insurance they now offer because of the ridiculous rules which have been set by Obama and the Democrats. This will also have a large impact on the already bad economy.

President Obama is well on his way to orchestrating the federal government's takeover of health care. The only way Obamacare could work, as designed by Obama and the Democrats, is because most of the people would lose their existing plan due to the changes the ACA demanded from the insurance companies. With Obama this is all about more government control.

Six Things Every American Should Know About Obamacare

Monday, December 16, 2013

White House Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss

Forbes -- Of all of the last-minute delays, website bungles, and Presidential whims that have marred the roll-out of Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges, what happened on Thursday, December 12 will stand as one of the most lawless acts yet committed by this administration. The White House—having canceled Americans’ old health plans, and having botched the system for enrolling people in new ones—knows that millions of Americans will enter the new year without health coverage. So instead of actually fixing the problem, the administration is retroactively attempting to force insurers to hand out free health care—at a loss—to those whom the White House has rendered uninsured. If Obamacare wasn’t a government takeover of the health insurance industry, then what is it now?

On Wednesday afternoon, health policy reporters found in their inboxes a friendly e-mail from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announcing “steps to ensure Americans signing up through the Marketplace have coverage and access to the care they need on January 1.” Basically, the “steps” involve muscling insurers to provide free or discounted care to those who have become uninsured because of the problems with

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Blog author's comments - Obamacare is supposed to be a law, but it is being continually rewritten by the Executive Branch of the government. Because of Obama, the Democrats, and the ACA there has already been great harm done to millions of Americans by the loss of their health insurance plans which they were lied to about and told they could keep if they wanted to, period.

And now because Obamacare has proven to be a complete failure and so many people will be without health care by the first of the year, instead of the Obama administration improving the enrollment system so it at least functions, Obama dictates to "insurers to hand out free health care—at a loss—to those whom the White House has rendered uninsured." Apparently Obama, the dictator-in-chief, can make changes to the ACA law as he chooses and there is no one to stop him. For a large number of people, life with Obama as president continues to get worse.

13 People Lost Health Insurance For Every Person Buying An Obamacare Plan

Friday, December 13, 2013

Recent Political Videos...

Politifact Names Obama's "If You Like
Your Plan" Promise The "Lie Of The Year"
CNN’s Jake Tapper talking to Politifact, who today
named their “Lie of the Year.” It was awarded to the
serial liar Barack Obama’s: "If you like your health
care plan, you can keep it, period". Well deserved.

John Boehner Again Attacks Conservatives Who
Oppose Cave-In Budget Deal With Democrats
Boehner calls himself a Conservative but is
declaring war on Tea Party Conservatives.
Boehner should not be Speaker of the House.

Charles Krauthammer: Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
"Inflated Or Deceptive" At Every Level;"The Beginning
Of January Is Going To Be A Train Wreck" For Democrats
Obama and the Democrats by pushing the ACA into law,
passed the worst piece of legislation in the history of America.

Sen. Mike Lee On Senate Floor: Obamacare
"Turning Out To Be An Absolute, Unmitigated
Disaster For Families All Over The Country"
GOP Sen. Mike Lee is correct when he says
that Obamacare has hurt his constituents.
This is true throughout the entire country
and it will continue to get much worse.

The Affordable Care Act First Does Harm, Period

Tea Party: Boehner 'Declared War'

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kentucky Doctor Closing Practice, Cites Obamacare As Reason

Breitbart -- A Kentucky M.D. named Stephen Kiteck is shutting down his medical practice and citing Obamacare as the reason.

Dr. Kiteck published an ad in the local paper saying his office will close Dec. 31, 2013 because of Obamacare. He invites his patients to drop by prior to that date to pick up their charts.

The notice closes with this message, "Dr. Kiteck wishes to thank all his patients that have visited his office over the past 20 years, and apologizes for this inconvenience."

Dr. Kiteck's office confirmed that he is indeed closing his practice and that he did publish the notice in the paper. Asked if he would agree to an interview, his receptionist indicated that he'd received many calls from the media but was not prepared to make any additional statement at this time.

There have been surveys which suggested a significant number of doctors might quit or retire early as a result of the new health law. A 2013 Deloitte Survey of U.S. Physicians found that 62 percent of doctors expected some of their colleagues to retire early.

Dr. Kiteck is a 64 year old board certified family physician with a good rating for patient satisfaction on
Blog author's comments - This is just the beginning, there will be many more doctors especially those in their later years of practice who will retire because they will not want to deal with the government rules and regulations of Obamacare. I do not doubt that Dr. Stephen Kiteck will soon be audited by the IRS.

There are already some doctors and hospitals who are saying they will not accept Obamacare patients. Obama and his fellow Democrats own this law, not one Republican voted for it. The ACA is so bad that it just may self destruct before the 2016 election.

What will surprise me is -- if this law does not push the voters including the low-information people to the polls to vote for the GOP in 2014 -- I have no idea what it will take to oust many of the Senate Democrats who are up for reelection and also retain the House for the Republican Party. As many of us know Obamacare is a complete disaster but Obama does not seem to care.

It appears as if once he and the Democrats passed the ACA law which he believes will be his legacy, he turned his back on the consequences it is having and will continue to have on the American people, our healthcare system and the economy. He has said that as long as he is the president the law will never be repealed. The liberal media along with his administration and base of leftist followers continue to cover for him as always.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Police State: Government Employee Censored For Criticizing Obamacare

Daily Caller -- A California county has banned a veteran employee from criticizing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because a coworker who overheard the criticism was offended.

The employee is Norina Mooney, who has logged some 20 years of work experience with Santa Clara County, the epicenter of Silicon Valley.

According to Mooney’s attorneys with the Pacific Justice Institute, she made some water-cooler talk with a fellow employee about the high number people who have had their insurance policies canceled under Obamacare.

Later, a supervisor called Mooney into a private meeting and allegedly dressed her down for the attempt at chitchat because an unidentified person had overheard the small talk and been offended.

In the future, the supervisor said, Mooney must exit the government building should she have anything adverse about Obamacare or otherwise political to say.

Mooney’s attorneys noted that this edict is an odd one considering Mooney’s claim that the office environment is replete with pro-Obama paraphernalia. She noted that her coworkers openly wore Obama campaign attire to work at election time as well.

The longtime employee currently works for the child support enforcement division, which doesn’t involve the promotion or implementation of the controversial heath insurance legislation.

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Blog author's comments - Apparently free speech is not allowed when on government property in California and this may also be true in other states. This has a similarity to North Korea where the leader is not to be challenged. The lies, policies and agenda of Obama are embraced and celebrated by his loyal followers to the point they want to immediately punish someone who poses a different (likely truthful) observation.

"Later, a supervisor called Mooney into a private meeting and allegedly dressed her down for the attempt at chitchat because an unidentified person had overheard the small talk and been offended." Why is the offended person allowed to remain anonymous? It seems to me like a discrimination suit is possible. This is the future in America unless we fight back at the ballot box.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Obama Urges Government Action On Inequality

Market Watch -- (Washington) A somber President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged lawmakers to consider steps to reduce income inequality in America, saying that it is leading to corrosive cynicism and mistrust.

In a speech in one of Washington’s most distressed neighborhoods, Obama said that Congress should end the “stale” debate over the size of the federal government and adopt an agenda to strengthen the middle class and build “ladders of opportunity” for the poor.

“The basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed,’” the president said.

Obama said he knew that his ideas would not get though Congress “this year, next year or in the next five years” but said a serious debate on the issues would still be beneficial.

He said his door was open to Republican suggestions on how to build the middle class, but challenged them to do more than criticize his ideas.

Republicans need to say “what you are for, not what you are against,” Obama said.

Wages and salaries are growing very slowly in this recovery. Recent data show that income growth is less than half a typical recovery. According to Sentier Research, the median annual household income of $52,529 is up 3.1% from August 2011, the low point of their series, but down 5.7% from Dec. 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession.

Obama said he was making a practical and not a moral argument. He said that the income trends were bad for the economy long-term.

Obama rejected the idea than an unfettered free market was the answer to income inequality.

“We can make a difference on this. In fact, that is our generation’s task, to rebuild American’s economic and civic foundation to continue the expansion of opportunity for this generation and the next generation,” Obama said.

Obama backed several initiatives to combat income inequality, including raising the federal minimum wage which is at $7.25 an hour.

He also called for simplifying the corporate-tax code and a new trade agenda to boost U.S. exports.

He also said Congress should unwind the across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration, “that haven’t made a lot of sense.”

The president hinted that he would be making an announcement soon with CEOs of large U.S. businesses on new steps to help the long-term unemployed.

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office said that Obama was trying to talk down “his economy.”

“The American Dream is certainly more in doubt than in decades, but after more than five years in office, the president has no one to blame but himself,” said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck in an emailed statement.
Blog author's comments - Obama talks about 'inequality' and the economy but does nothing to help the economy which may assist those who he feels are victims of inequality. A major reason he is now talking about it is an attempt to have the mainstream media change the subject from what a disaster Obamacare is.

Obama wants to continue to grow big government and redistribute the wealth of those who have worked and educated themselves. There will eventually be more people receiving assistance than taxpayers. So who is going to continue to pay for those who refuse any attempt at taking care of themselves? Obama is fine with the government caring for them.

Whenever Obama talks about the poor economy it is always the fault of the Republican Party. If Obama pushes to increase the minimum wage what he will do is increase the number of people out of work by the hundreds of thousands. The fast food restaurants and others who employ many minimum wage people will downsize many employees.

The "ladders of opportunity" that he is talking about cannot be socialism (redistribution of wealth) because that does not work and never has. What this country was built on was minimum government, minimum taxes, minimum regulations, this is what creates real wealth and lifts the poor and middle class. All of the healing attributes that are needed are lacking under Obama's presidency.

Obama Returns To Class Warfare As Poll Numbers Plunge

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Recent Videos Concerning - Barack Obama, Democrats And Obamacare...

CBS Report Reveals Obama's DOJ Tried To Block
The 'Fast And Furious' Whistleblower Book
Obama continues to hide documents from Congress
related to 'Fast and Furious' using executive
privelege. I don't believe they will ever be seen.

Rich Lowry: If Current Polling Trends Continue, Watch
For "Big Democrat Political Panic" Over Obamacare
I think the current polling data will continue to decline when the
Employer Mandate kicks in. And that is why Obama moved it back
with the enrollment for small businesses until after the 2014 election.

Obama Gives Republicans a Rallying Slogan For The 2014, 2016
Elections: Vote Out The Democrats So We Can Repeal Obamacare
In his mind Obamacare is Obama's legacy, it does
not matter to him that he is hurting so many Americans
and trashing the best healthcare system ever.

Team Obama Turned Down a Free Offer To Build The
Obamacare Website - But Blew Nearly $1 Billion Instead
This information from Darrell Issa was apparently confirmed
during testimony before a Congressional Committee.

LZ Granderson: "Time and time again, Americans have said we
can deal with the lies that President Obama tells us because we
believe in his heart he has the best interest for the American people."
Another far left liberal journalist who believes Obama can do
no wrong, not surprising coming from the person who said it.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Former White House Adviser David Plouffe: People "Trust This President"

Politico -- Former Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe on Sunday said he believes President Barack Obama’s “numbers will recover” and that people “trust this president.”

“It’s been a tough patch,” Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And it’s not just healthcare, you know, the shutdown affected everybody, confidence in government. But let’s fast forward to the State of the Union and the months after that: Health care working better, a lot of people signing up, economy continuing to strengthen, hopefully no Washington shutdowns.”

“I think the president’s numbers will recover, I think people’s confidence will recover,” he added. “And we need to push Congress to do immigration, to do the smart things to help the economy.”

But Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), also on the “This Week” panel, said the problems with Obamacare will continue to damage the president and his administration.

“The first impression here was terrible, and I think it will be an unfolding disaster for the president,” he said. “This thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president."

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), meanwhile, said he was more optimistic about the health care law.

“This website is technology,” he said. “It’s going to get better. It’s already better today.”

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, however, said the president’s reputation has been seriously hurt by his claim that those who liked their health plans could keep them. Americans look at Obama and “think, ‘He’s no dummy,’” Noonan said. And “because he’s a smart guy, that means he deliberately misled us” to pass the law.

But, Plouffe said, “I think he spoke directly to this. And I think people accepted what he had to say. I think people trust this president. I think there’s been numbers all over the place. But I'm confident in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up and his approval number will come up.”

Blog author's comments - The government shutdown had little to do with where Obama and many Democrats find themselves today. And it was not the fault of the Republican Party. Obama and Harry Reid wanted the shutdown and they were not going to negotiate on anything to get it, so they could place the blame on the Republican controlled House. This vindictive president should get credit for the shutdown but he knew the liberal mainstream media would cover for him.

Obama's polling numbers took a downward turn with the Obamacare rollout disaster and when the public finally realized that Obama lied to them when he said if they liked their health care plan they could keep it. He was not truthful to the people about Obamacare and what it would do to many of them. He has been lying about his many scandals - Benghazi, the IRS targeting Obama's enemies, the government watching the AP reporters, the NSA wiretaps and 'Fast and Furious' just to name a few. This is what he does and this is who he is. I don't understand how anyone can or could ever trust this president.