Sunday, October 27, 2013

ObamaCare is Still an Issue! (Part 4)

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Thanks Obamacare: Prostitutes Say It Is "Truly a Blessing"
Sarah Jean Seman
Nov 20, 2013
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2013/11/20/texas-prostitutes-thankful-for-obamacare-n1750095?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm
Taxpayers will be happy to know they not only fund abortions under the Affordable Care Act, they also help prostitutes stay healthy.
Prior to Obamacare, brothel workers at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada said they were unable to find coverage under their profession.
Prostitute “Caressa Kisses” explained to WOAI NBC News:
“They equate us to illegal working girls who have very high STDS and AIDS rates. Which we have none of the above, we’re legal, licensed prostitutes.
I see the doctor every week, it’s state mandatory. And we’re tested weekly and monthly for blood.
We’re independent contractors, so we have to get our own insurance. So this is truly a blessing. We really hope that the kinks are worked out and that affordable healthcare for all happens.”
Yes, ‘legal’ prostitution does exist, but only in the state of Nevada. It dates back to the early 1900’s — apparently the morality of selling a woman's body for sexual pleasure doesn’t bother them.
Obamacare seems to be all for promoting sexual exploits. Remember the “Healthy Ho’s Party" in San Francisco? Bay Area sex worker "Siouxsie Q" helped nearly 40 men to enroll in the new insurance exchanges.
There are also the lewd ads on the Got Insurance? website. The legislation is praised for making it easier to binge drink, have casual sex and acquire painkillers.
Between promoting irresponsible, unhealthy lifestyles and allowing individuals to stay on their parent’s plans until the ripe age of 26, perhaps the new American dream is just to never grow up.
Brothel worker Taylor Lee is very pleased with President Obama's work:
“Having this profession, we aren’t exactly offered group health insurance. I’m really for Obamacare, I’m excited.” Can’t wait...
Watch WOAI's full coverage here:
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Access Shock: Thousands of Doctors Being Dropped from Health Plans
Nov 18, 2013

The Obamacare fiasco is "going to get worse," opines Bob Woodward, because there are so many moving parts that remain out of joint. One of those pieces is the president's "keep your doctor" pledge, which many Americans will discover to be as inaccurate as "keep your plan" over the next year. Mainstream media sources and conservative analysts have warned of the impending problem of so-called "access shock," wherein consumers' choices on plans, doctors, and treatment facilities will be dramatically reduced in an effort to hold down costs. Expect to see more of these stories dripping into news coverage as the trend worsens:
UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company's other healthcare business. The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services. The Journal report said that doctors in at least 10 states were notified of being laid off the plans, some citing "significant changes and pressures in the healthcare environment." According to the notices, the terminations can be appealed within 30 days.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is rewriting their metrics for Healthcare.gov. They've decided that if four out of five users are able to use the site properly, that outcome will constitute a "success." The Washington Post:
The goal for how many people should be able to make it through the insurance exchange is an internal target that administration officials have not made public. It acknowledges that as many as one in five Americans who try to use the Web site to buy insurance will be unable to do so. The measure is the first concrete performance standard in the 31/2 years since the government began to design the health exchange, and was defined by a group of federal officials and technical experts in late October. It is now guiding the work of hundreds of government employees and contractors racing to try to repair the balky Web site by the administration’s Nov. 30 deadline. Whether the government meets the benchmark — and whether the public regards it as adequate — will be a central factor in President Obama’s efforts to increase support for the controversial health-care law and lure customers to the federal insurance marketplace.
The process of "luring" customers into the federal exchanges isn't exactly cut-and-dried either. The law's viability rests on the correct mix of young and old, healthy and sick signing up. So far, among the tiny sliver of Americans who've managed to select a plan, early patterns are worrisome. The Wall Street Journal reported on the troubling demographics several weeks ago, and now the Associated Press confirms the trend:
Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul wouldn't attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states. If it becomes a trend, that could lead to increases in insurance premiums and deductibles next year. Along with the paltry enrollment numbers released this week, officials in a handful of states said those who had managed to sign up were generally older people with medical problems — those with the greatest incentives to get coverage...Insurers have warned that they need a wide range of people signing up for coverage because premiums paid by adults in the younger and healthier group, between 18 and 35, are needed to offset the cost of carrying older and sicker customers who typically generate far more in medical bills than they contribute in premiums.
Perhaps young people will rush to sign up at the very last minute. Or perhaps not. Weeks of horrible press over missed deadlines, broken websites, and data security breaches probably won't help lubricate the wooing process. And if the requisite blend doesn't materialize, insurers' losses will result in some combination of three effects: (1) Pulling out of the Obamacare exchange markets -- adding to the access shock problem -- (2) jacking up premiums substantially ahead of 2015 -- risking a death spiral affect -- or (3) counting on major federal bailouts, at great cost to current and future taxpayers. Sen. Marco Rubio's bill seeks to curtail expensive healthcare bailouts, as the administration moves to expand its authority to distribute such funds. This swirling uncertainty is disconcerting to the insurance industry and average consumers alike. Democrats continue to grapple with the political ramifications of this mess -- some venting exasperation at the White House's incompetence, with others shifting their attention to saving their own skins. Click through and read the quote about the political death spiral at which some vulnerable Democrats are staring, as the party faithful fret and commiserate. I'll leave you with Nancy Pelosi's painful Meet the Press appearance yesterday morning:
This law is affordable, she claims, in spite of the data-driven evidence on ">average premium increases and exorbitant deductible hikes. And the state exchanges are working great, she adds -- failing to mention Democrat-run jurisdictions such as Oregon, Vermont, Maryland and Hawaii. One of the examples she places in the "win" column is Covered California, which signed up approximately 35,000 residents in October. By comparison, more than one million Californians have lost their current coverage since the implementation process began. Success! Democratic officials who may be inclined to acknowledge any of these flaws -- or to question Obama's so-called "fix" -- might want to reconsider. Question The One, and you may find yourself out of a job.
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2019: The Future of Doctors Under Obama Universal Coverage for Health (O.U.C.H.)
The Shape of Things to Come
By William Kevin Stoos
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The year was 2019, in the third term of the Reign of Obama the Secular. Owing to an extreme left wing Supreme Court stacked with four Obama appointees, who managed to declare the United States Constitution itself unconstitutional to the extent that it limited the ability of the Great One to serve no more than two terms, Obama was well on his way to becoming the first President since Roosevelt to be elected to four terms.
A generation that voted for free stuff in 2008, 2012, and 2016 begat another generation of voters who wanted free stuff. In time, the number of voters expecting free stuff—and knowing they would get it from Uncle Sugar—reached a tipping point. They soon outnumbered those who worked, paid taxes, and created jobs. For the next decade they continued to vote for politicians who promised free stuff. Of course, this ensured that the King of Free Stuff, Obama the Secular—who never met a government program he did not like—would be re-elected for life.
By 2019, the government had acquired Government Motors—which produced the Obamobile—a tinny scaled-down, politically correct Smart Car powered by chicken manure, which got 150 miles per gallon and rode two people and one sack of groceries comfortably. If you did not hit anything harder that a marshmallow, did not want to ride farther than ten miles, and did not need to carry anything, the Obamobile was great—and guaranteed not to crush you in an impact less than 5 miles per hour.
The government also owned the press, which had willingly volunteered to merge into a new federal agency comprised of ABC, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, named “The Department of ObaMedia,” whose mission it was to announce the whereabouts and accomplishments of the Great Leader, do Obama Infomercials and feed the people news as to any new government controls on their lives. All banks were nationalized and combined into one mega bank—“ObamaNational.”
Slowly, imperceptibly, the government chipped away at individual freedoms until, in time, there was very little not controlled by the government. Obama’s official motto for the Socialist States of America: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” was ratified by Congress years earlier—at the same time the name of the country was changed by Executive Order. “In God We Trust” was deemed too offensive by those who either had no religion or were worried that atheists might be insulted. The new motto suited those who wanted free stuff just fine; however for those in the minority who worked hard, created wealth and jobs, paid taxes and financed the hungry beast known as the socialist federal government, it was not such a great thing. Soon the country was running out of people who created wealth and had a surplusage of people wanting free stuff. Paying 80% of your income to the government was not such a good deal any longer. Those who still wanted to work, had to work two or three jobs to make ends meet and pay for free stuff.
But by far the largest segment of the federal budget—health care—drained the country more than anything else. Years earlier, Congress—stacked with people elected by people wanting free stuff—passed what was in retrospect the ruination of the former United States of America: “Obama Universal Coverage for Health” (O.U.C.H.). Under O.U.C.H. employers were forced to provide health insurance coverage for their employees or pay a large fine for not doing so. Those who did not have jobs were automatically eligible for O.U.C.H. benefits. Those who worked for a living but could not afford private insurance and lured by the promise of a “low cost” [sic] government health care plan, elected to sign up for ObamaCare. In time private insurers could not compete with the low premiums charged by the government (and underwritten by the minority of working people who paid their taxes to the government to support anyone who wanted free stuff). Nor could the private insurers comply with the complex requirements of O.U.C.H. or the federal regulations prescribing what the private insurers could pay the dwindling number of medical doctors still in practice. The Single Payer System—which was Obama’s goal all along—had arrived, and few private insurers survived. Black market medicine was rampant and the most highly qualified doctors who remained in practice charged exorbitant premiums to the well to do patients lucky enough to afford medical care. As to the rest, they stood in line for hours hoping to see a doctor—who was paid according to a federally mandated pay scale.
In time, under O.U.C.H., premiums were set by federal legislation, medical doctors were compensated according to a strict schedule set by federal law, health care was handed out on a quota system to control costs, and a federal agency (D.E.A.T.H.) (Division of Euthanasia And Triage of Humans) determined who was worthy, and young enough, for heroic health measures. The no frills government plan was attractive to many—at first. In time, because private insurers were driven out of business, there was no insurance but the O.U.C.H. policy. Despite the promises made by the Great One years earlier, no one could keep their own policy or their own doctors and all were reduced to the lowest common denominator when it came to health care coverage. If you were not wealthy, by 2019 O.U.C.H was the only thing left. And it was driving the country into bankruptcy.
But business was good for Bob’s Plumbing. People needed plumbers. Between remodels and repairs, Bob was doing a thriving business. He was so busy in fact that he needed help. His new hire, William, was pretty good with a wrench. Intelligent, hardworking and possessed of good manual dexterity, he was certainly smart enough to be a successful plumber. Yet he had an attitude. He was a malcontent, who griped about everything. He was tedious, bitchy and got on Bob’s nerves. He clearly did not want to be there—moonlighting for Bob’s Plumbing days and working his regular job nights. Yet, he needed to be there; his regular job was not cutting it any longer.
“I didn’t go to school for this,” William whined as he slammed down his tool box and reported for work. Bob was installing a new sink for his customer. He did not have time for William’s bitching.
“Yeah,” Bob replied, “but plumbing is a good profession; trades are the place to be. I got more work than I can handle. Imagine that—a high school diploma and I am making more than some of you college boys.” Bob removed the old sink and handed it to his assistant.
“All those years of school,” William whined. “And here I am, working two jobs just to make ends meet.” He shook his head.
“What were you thinking anyway?” Bob continued. “I bet 90% of your classmates voted for the Great One, didn’t they?” The comment hit home. Bob was right. William and his classmates did indeed vote for the Great Leader—some three times. After all, Obama was young and hip. Voting for him was the thing to do. That they knew nothing about Obama did not bother them in the least. That he was a socialist, whose agenda was to “Remould the world closer to [his] heart’s desire” did not concern them in the least. Little did they know that years later they would pay for it—in ways they never imagined. What were we thinking, indeed, William thought to himself.
“Yeah,” William replied, “imagine that—making more as a plumber’s helper than my regular occupation. The government tells us what to charge, what we can make, what we can do, and how much we can do.”
“Bummer,” Bob replied, “no one tells a plumber what to charge. It’s whatever the market will bear. I am my own boss. No one from the freaking government tells me what to do.” Bob turned his head and coughed into his sleeve. It was a dry, hacky cough that just never seemed to go away. It was annoying.
“Better get that looked at,” William suggested, “that cough doesn’t sound good.”
“Wish I could,” Bob lamented, “but reached my quota last week. Been to the doctor six times already this year. Unless I want to pay a big fine. I am done till next year.”
“How is your wife?” William inquired. It had been a bad year for Bob. His wife of 40 years had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
“Not good,” Bob lamented “it is spreading and there is not much they can do.” He was depressed.
“Can’t they do anything else for her?” William asked, incredulous.
“Nope,” Bob continued, “she appealed to D.E.A.T.H. but they turned her down of course. She is 62 after all. They refused to authorize treatment. They have their priorities you know. So, they gave her pain killers, wished her the best, and sent her out the door. ‘Budget considerations,’ they told us. The cut off was lowered to 62 last year you know. No surgery, no heroic measures. As The Great One once said: “When you get a certain age, you just have to live with it and roll with the punches. We can’t expect to live forever.” I guess the thing than bugs me most is that D.E.A.T.H. thinks 62 is a ripe old age when it comes to dispensing medical care.”
“That’s just the way it is I guess,” said William, disgusted. “We have unlimited funds for abortion, and limited funds for seniors. We kill the nearly born and deprive the nearly old. Helps keep down the cost.”
The two worked in silence for a few moments, totally dejected. Bob—with his own problems and a 62 year old wife who was too young to die but too old to treat—and William—working two jobs because the job he trained for was not enough to support his young family. Life was not what either had supposed. But there was work to do and Bob was getting tired of thinking about it all. Mostly, he was tired of William’s constant moaning.
“Well,” Bob bristled, “if you want to quit, feel free. There are fifty others like you who would love to have this job. You can always go back to your regular job. Your fault after all,” Bob noted. “You could have had a good career; you could have been a plumber or a carpenter. You could have been something. No one forced you to become a vascular surgeon. So, shut up, Doctor, and hand me the wrench!”
Copyright © 2013 William Kevin Stoos
William Kevin Stoos (aka Hugh Betcha) is a writer, book reviewer, and attorney, whose feature and cover articles have appeared in the Liguorian, Carmelite Digest, Catholic Digest, Catholic Medical Association Ethics Journal, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Liberty Magazine, Social Justice Review, Wall Street Journal Online and other secular and religious publications. He is a regular contributing author for The Bread of Life Magazine in Canada. His review of Shadow World, by COL. Robert Chandler, propelled that book to best seller status. His book, The Woodcarver (And Other Stories of Faith and Inspiration) © 2009, William Kevin Stoos (Strategic Publishing Company)—a collection of feature and cover stories on matters of faith—was released in July of 2009. It can be purchased though many internet booksellers including Amazon, Tower, Barnes and Noble and others. Royalties from his writings go to support the Carmelites. He resides in Wynstone, South Dakota.
“His newest book, The Wind and the Spirit (Stories of Faith and Inspiration)” © 2011, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2011. All the author’s royalties go to support the Carmelite sisters.”
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ObamaCare girl not a US citizen, hasn’t signed up, never got paid for her photo
Claims she's become the victim of cyber-bullying
By Robert Laurie
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
One of the big mysteries surrounding the launch of Healthcare.gov (aside from “why would anyone launch a website that is so completely and obviously broken?”) was the identity of the mystery girl on the front page. Before her photo was taken down, her smile became synonymous with the implosion of the ACA rollout. Yet no one knew who she was. ...Until now.
The ObamaCare cover model has been found, and she’s not exactly thrilled with the whole fiasco. According ABC News, she’s been the victim of “cyber bullying” from people who apparently have way too much free time on their hands.
“They have nothing else to do but hide behind the computer. They’re cyber bullying. I’m here to stand up for myself and defend myself and let people know the truth.”
The truth is; she volunteered to let the administration use her photo but never knew how prominent it would be. The fact that she’s become so closely associated with one of the most spectacular federal tech failures in history was not part of the plan.
The saga of the photo started innocuously enough. Seeking free family photographs, Adriana emailed a contact at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for the Affordable Care Act’s rollout, about having photos of her and her family taken in exchange for allowing the photos to be used to market the new health care law. She was never paid.
She learned over the summer that her photo would be on healthcare.gov’s main page, but she didn’t realize it would become so closely associated with the problems of the glitchy website.
“I mean, I don’t know why people should hate me because it’s just a photo. I didn’t design the website. I didn’t make it fail, so I don’t think they should have any reasons to hate me.”
When her information began to surface it carried with it rumors that she was in the country illegally. It’s not true. She’s here legally. She just isn’t a U.S. citizen yet.Speculation swirled that Adriana might not be a legal resident of the United States, and therefore not even eligible for the health care exchanges. Adriana said she is a wife and mother who lives in Maryland with her 21-month-old son and husband of six and a half years. Her husband is a U.S. citizen, as is his her son. Adriana, who is Colombian, said she has lived legally in the U.S. for more than six years, is currently a permanent resident and is applying for citizenship.
Good for her and, since she’s come to the United States legally, she should be welcomed with open arms. All of this means she’s eligible to enroll. Since she was the original face of the program, she’s obviously done so, right? Well…
Though she is eligible for healthcare through the ACA, Adriana says she hasn’t signed up for it, and is neither in favor nor against it.
So, how does she feel about her involvement with the website now that the photo has been taken down?
“Like I said it was shocking. It was upsetting. It was sad. We were having a hard day when we read all this. And in a way, I’m glad that my son is not old enough to understand, because you know whatever happens to you, it hurts them too.”About two weeks ago, her photo was removed from the site and replaced by several icons. “That was a relief,” she said.“They took the picture down. I wanted the picture down, and they wanted the picture down. I don’t think anybody wanted to focus on the picture.”
That people are wasting their time bothering this woman is absolutely ridiculous. Like she says, it’s not her fault that ObamaCare is such an abject failure. Please, leave her alone and focus your attention on the administration that gave you a non-functional website in an effort to sell their unsustainable health care flim-flam.
That said, the Healthcare.gov designers were pretty astute when they chose a cover model who’s a non-citizen that hasn’t enrolled and isn’t getting paid.
That’s the perfect symbol for the Obama Presidency.
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WaPo agrees. There’s no way Healthcare.gov will be fixed by Dec. 1
The President is about to miss a tremendously damaging deadline....
By Robert Laurie
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
After the President made his “the website will be fixed by December 1st” promise, it took about 5 minutes for sane people everywhere to realize there was no way he could keep it. The problems with Healthcare.gov simply run too deep. Experts were saying the site needed months of work, and possibly a complete overhaul. Anyone could see that six weeks wasn’t going to be enough time, regardless of how many “best and brightest tech experts” the Obama administration threw at the problem.
Today must be a tough day for them, because it looks like the Washington Post has finally figured out that we were right. From an article entitled “Troubled HealthCare.gov unlikely to work fully by end of November”....
Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according to an official with knowledge of the project.
The insurance exchange is balking when more than 20,000 to 30,000 people attempt to use it at the same time — about half its intended capacity, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal information. And CGI Federal, the main contractor that built the site, has succeeded in repairing only about six of every 10 of the defects it has addressed so far.
Government workers and tech­nical contractors racing to repair the Web site have concluded, the official said, that the only way for large numbers of Americans to enroll in the health-care plans soon is by using other means so that the online system isn’t overburdened.
Those “other means” are, so far, limited to telephone and snail mail applications which - as we discussed a while back - aren’t working either. As ABC News reported back on November 4th:
“The same portal is used to determine eligibility no matter how the application is submitted (paper, online),” reads a Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight memo from Oct. 11.
“The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option,” it says. “At the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue.”
In short, if Healthcare.gov is still not functional, the “other means” are also not functional
It’s difficult to overstate the predicament the Obama administration has created for itself. Obama can’t back down, and will never tolerate repeal, but he has no legitimate way forward. The President has already squandered whatever meager credibility he had with the “if you like it you can keep it” lie, and now he’s facing a blown December 1st deadline. His allies on the left recognize this, and are jumping ship in droves.
Meanwhile, millions of people are still losing the insurance with which they were perfectly happy.
It’s a political implosion on a spectacular scale.
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Obamacare Fraud and Extortion on Track
By J.B. Williams
November 14, 2013
NewsWithViews.com
ObamaCare has been active for less than two weeks as of this writing and here is how it’s going so far…
Over 4.2 million citizens have lost their private health insurance due to forced cancellations under ObamaCare rules, 1.6 million in California and Tennessee alone
Over 400,000 senior citizens have lost their eligibility for Medicare under new ObamaCare qualifications
Over 400,000 have passed on purchasing health coverage under ObamaCare and opted for free healthcare under Medicaid expansion, many of them “illegal aliens”
Less than one hundred people have successfully purchased coverage through ObamaCare nationwide
ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are too high and coverage’s are too limited
Millions of Veterans have lost parts or all of their health benefits under
Tri-Care
Numerous states have been penalized, losing federal funding due to their resistance to ObamaCare
Hospitals all across the country are firing or laying off employees due to cuts in funding
Businesses are laying off or cutting hours of employees to escape punitive ObamaCare penalties
Health Care insurance premiums have increased 50%-400% in the private market
The web site not working is the least of their problems
Clearly, ObamaCare was not designed to actually work. Obama’s promises have been broken, all of them. As a result, Obama’s individual approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low in the 30s and the congressional approval rating is bottoming out in the single digits.
No, ObamaCare was designed to carry out the Cloward-Piven Strategy of overloading the social benefits system until the entire system collapses, at which point, Democratic Socialists running Washington DC will capitalize on the health care crisis they created by moving to their end game, a single-payer system run by the Federal Government, wiping out an entire industry responsible for 1/7th of our nation’s economy.
ObamaCare is not designed to create health care freedom, but rather to end it. The suckers who sign up with ObamaCare MUST give up tons of private information and agree to be automatically registered to vote, if they aren't already on the voting rolls in their states! It's just one more way to snare new democrat voters, just like Clinton's Motor Voter Act, responsible for countless illegal alien voters.
However, the Obama-media has done a magnificent job of limiting the discussion to only web-site failures, burying the real ObamaCare story, the massive success of a program designed to fail.
The destruction created by ObamaCare is not the end; it is the beginning of the end, for freedom and liberty, sovereignty and security. Next, Democratic Socialists running DC intend to ram through amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, bringing them out of the shadows and into ObamaCare, securing millions of new DNC voters.
Americans have tolerated far too much for far too long already. If we allow amnesty in any form for millions of illegal aliens, we will lose our country forever!
Over 60% now disapprove of Obama and more than 90% disapprove of congress. What are the American people waiting for, things to get worse?
We the people hired these anti-American misfits and we the people have the authority to fire them. Contrary to modern misconceptions, we the people are under no obligation to wait for another crooked election to fire the people who work for us… we can fire them anytime we want. What are we waiting for?
Our nation is under siege…. From within!
While House Republicans play around with investigations into a poorly designed web-site, the communist extortion scheme known as ObamaCare moves forward unabated, despite being ruled “unconstitutional” by the US Supreme Court over a year ago.
If you don’t know that we are under siege, pay very close attention to this glimpse into reality.
In 1938, members of the US House of Representatives formed the House Committee on Un-American Activities for the sole purpose of defending the Constitutional Republic from Communism and Socialism invading our country.
That committee issued numerous SPECIAL REPORTS warning Americans of an increasing internal threat of communist and socialist "progress" in America.
By 1969, the government had been very successful in the character assassination of McCarthy and everyone involved in confronting the growing communist threat in America, and the name of the House Committee was changed to the House Committee on Internal Security.
In 1975, that committee had been totally neutered and was placed under the House Judiciary Committee.
TODAY, at least eight (8) members of the House Judiciary Committee are public members of either The Communist Party USA, the Socialist Party USA, or the Democratic Socialists of America.... The committee formed to stop the spread of communism is now run by known communists...
These eight members of the House Judiciary Committee are open members of the extreme LEFT...
Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Karen Bass (CA-37)
Steve Cohen (TN-09)
John Conyers (MI-14)
Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Mel Watt (NC-12)
In total, there are at least 80 members of congress who are open members of these leftist organizations and they control congress right now, via their Progressive Caucus and Black Caucus.
Our nation is UNDER SIEGE.... who is going to STOP THEM? How are we going to STOP THEM?
If you are waiting for the next election to deal with this catastrophic circumstance, you are playing a fool’s game. Iraq and Egypt have more legitimate elections than the USA does today.
If you are waiting for the military to act on their own -- you will be waiting a long time. The military believes that we have a constitutionally elected government, despite the massive fraud involved. They will not act alone in a 3rd world fashion, unless and until the people take to the streets and stay in the streets demanding an end to the communist overthrow of the United States from within.
If you think the Supreme Court is going to step in, think again. Like the military, they won’t intervene in a “constitutionally elected” administration. The people have to do this as nobody else can or will.
For a clear picture on the criminal implementation of ObamaCare, watch this video
How much longer will Americans tolerate the intolerable destruction of their nation and their lives under siege? We are currently living under a proletarian dictatorship. The people have the power to stop it all, but do they have the wisdom and courage?
It’s not time to fix a stupid web-site; it’s time to end a blatantly unconstitutional and illegal extortion scheme!
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Epic Fail: Less Than 0.02% of America Has Signed Up for Obamacare
According to a report yesterday by the Wall Street Journal, two sources privy to official government info have confirmed that less than 50,000 and as few as 40,000 people actually signed up for Obamacare through the $600-million epic fail that was Healthcare.gov in the last month.
That’s only 8-10% of the government’s projected figure. Supposedly 700,000 applications have been received through all methods including mostly offline from all 50 states as of last week. Of course, on the first day the website was live, only six people — that’s right, six out of the 314 million people in this country — had successfully signed up for their shiny new health insurance plan created in
backroom, off-the-record deals between the insurance companies, Big Pharma and our government that is the resultant magic and wonder of… Obamacare.
The report comes out ahead of the government’s planned release of Obamacare enrollment figures this week. But don’t get too excited and start jumping up and down with sheer joy just yet; this isn’t exactly the Administration well-known for its transparency or anything (that last part was supposed to be a cute throw-away line about the least-transparent Administration in America’s history, sorry, you probably aren’t laughing).
Apparently when the government releases its Healthcare.gov figures report, the definition of ‘enrollee’ will be enhanced for maximum Obamacare sparkliness:

Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once they’ve submited[sic] a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills.
When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.
“In the data that will be released this week, ‘enrollment’ will measure people who have filled out an application and selected a qualified health plan in the marketplace,” said an administration official, who requested anonymity to frankly describe the methodology. (source)
 
So, when it comes to the definition of Obamacare ‘enrollee’, there’s no real standard of people giving their information to Healthcare.gov and it resulting in them successfully walking away with an actual health insurance plan whatsoever.
It’s not the part about not limiting the count to people who have actually submitted a bona fide payment to their new health insurance provider that adds insult to injury here.
It’s the part where the definition of ‘enrollment’ will be magically enhanced — changed to the bare bones of anyone who has filled out an application and selected a plan. It didn’t specify if that application has to be completed properly or even completed at all.
That’s it. Considering the complete box of utter fail the Obamacare website is, that doesn’t mean jack.
The Healthcare.gov website was replete with screw ups that even armchair web designers don’t make, to the point of Monty Python-esque absurdity, such as not even being able to give even basic correct information about the insurance plans we are all supposed to be buying, duplicate enrollment issues (that’ll do wonders for legitimate enrollment numbers!), spouses being reported as children (each child will surely count as an enrollee too, no matter how many children the system falsely assigns you)…the list goes on and on (and on…did I mention “and on?” P.S. — and on).
No matter; whatever number the government releases, you can be sure they probably got it the same way Miley Cyrus was able to grab news headlines this week. That is, by smoking a joint and twerking in a dwarf’s face at the European MTV music awards.
So, just like the government’s unemployment figures never counting all those people who have fallen out of the workplace altogether for various reasons (like finally giving up already because we live in a country where only 47% of the adults even have a full-time job at this point), these figures will be all spiced up with fairy sprinkles and unicorn farts and, like everything else that comes out of the Obama Administration’s mouth, it won’t be worth the paper the Federal Reserve prints its bogus fiat Monopoly money on.
As
Reason.com put it:
“The rare early success story” of Obamacare is that a massively expensive program that doesn’t actually accomplish its core objective has jacked up the number of people enrolled in it. So break out the champagne because Medicaid is booming? We really can’t afford to do that now and will be even less likely in a few years.
In the meantime, be sure to visit My Cancellation.com, where you can read letter after letter after letter sent to angry, bitter Americans who have either had their premiums raised in some cases 167%, or had their insurance plan cancelled altogether because it doesn’t meet the Obamacare standard of providing maternity care to single men and other completely ridiculous, useless features that serve no purpose but to spike rates (and make our Health and Human Services secretary look like a complete moron when congresspeople have to explain the basic biology of human birth to her in congressional testimony).
Don’t worry though; the government promises they’ll fix the Obamacare website
just like Obama promised at least 36 times that if you liked your health insurance plan, you’d get to keep it. (Good thing Tennessee Senator Brian Kelsey gave Sebelius that Web Sites for Dummies book.)
Never mind that most people wouldn’t even trust the government to make a noodle salad at this point, let alone possess the ability to effectively oversee a large part of the nation’s health insurance.
Well, as
Senator Harry Reid said, this is all headed toward a single-payer system where the government completely controls the one and only payment mechanism for all healthcare anyway. Surely most Americans are just beside themselves waiting for the government to have even more control over health care in this country, as it really has been a blast so far.
And by the way, the government still fully expects some 7 million Americans to sign up for their healthcare through the Affordable Care Act exchanges by the end of the year, but they’ve been gracious enough to give us a six-week
extension on paying our oh-so-constitutional Obamacare fines if we don’t.
Yay.
Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for
The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media. Wake the flock up!
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"According to CBS News, only six people enrolled in Obamacare on the first day of the rollout. Six! That means more people have walked on the moon than have signed up for Obamacare." –Jay Leno
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Oh My: Fewer Than 50,000 Have Enrolled Through Healthcare.gov So Far
Nov 12, 2013
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This is a disaster, and it explains why the White House insisted on delaying the release of official enrollment statistics for as long as they have. Jay Carney has been warning that the initial figure is going to be "low," even when it's padded by the law's demographically-perilous Medicaid numbers. The only question was how low. The apparent answer: The number of Americans who have managed to sign up for Obamacare through Healthcare.gov over the last month-and-a-half could fit into Yankee Stadium, with seats to spare. The Wall Street Journal reports:
So far, private health plans have received enrollment data for 40,000 to 50,000 users of the federal marketplace, the people familiar with the figures said. The federal marketplace uses an industry-standard format to exchange enrollment information, known as an 834 transmission…In some cases, insurers have reported duplicated 834s and other data-integrity problems, but the people familiar with the matter said they believed these figures reflected an accurate count of enrollments through late last week…The initial federal numbers set for release this week are expected to show enrollment only through the end of October, so the figures are expected to be lower. Efforts to clean up the data and reduce duplications could further cull the formal count.
That last sentence suggests that duplicate applications may actually be inflating this pitiful number. Some additional perspective on how badly the administration is sucking wind, within the context of the government's own coverage benchmarks:
Add in another 50,000 people or so who’ve signed up on the individual state exchanges and you’ve got roughly 100,000 total enrollees through all of October and 10 days of November. The program’s target for October alone was 494,620. And that figure represents what they thought would be a “slow” month, as the public gradually got up to speed on the need to sign up before December 15th. If you’re looking at the bigger picture, they’re aiming for seven million new enrollees by March 31 of next year. They’re 1.4 percent of the way there with roughly 25 percent of the initial enrollment period having already elapsed. They’re in trouble.
Team Obama projected that roughly 500,000 people would have signed up by October 31. We're 12 days into November, and they're only about 20 percent of the way to their goal for last month. Don't forget, millions of people were told they would be able to rely on this site to comply with the individual mandate tax. As of this moment, approximately one hundred times* as many people have been dropped from their current plan (a shattered presidential promise) as have successfully enrolled in new ones through Obamacare. And the former category is expected to expand considerably over the coming months and years. An unmitigated catastrophe. Meanwhile, the federal website remains largely broken -- as are several of the state-based exchanges -- and time is running short. The White House says everything needs to be, and supposedly will be, repaired by November 30. That's looking less likely with each passing day; as the 'tech surge' brain-trust extinguishes one Obamacare fires, a new one sparks unexpectedly. We also know that early enrollees are skewing older and sicker, so don't hold your breath for much transparency within the data they release. The last thing the White House wants to do is to fuel the death spiral narrative by showing how few "young invincibles" are included in the shallow coverage pool. If Obama got an earful from nervous Democrats last week, imagine how ugly things might get as the 11/30 deadline begins to look like another high-profile bust. So what options does the administration have? As we've noted previously, most of the frequently-suggested "fixes" make matters worse by exacerbating existing flaws. Reinstating previous plans would be an unwieldy logistical nightmare, despite making for gloriously tasty politics. Healthcare guru Bob Laszewski says the White House needs an Obamacare "plan B" -- stat. He notes that no good options remain for Democrats, but says that things could get really out of hand in a hurry unless the president changes course. Obama may be casting about for a magical "fix," but experts can't fathom what it might look like. He may have no choice to punt almost all of the enrollment action over to the insurance companies he's been demonizing for weeks. And even if that last-ditch baton pass were to go relatively seamlessly, towering problems would still remain. I'll leave you with two items to ponder, both from the New York Times:
(1) A woman named Lori Gottlieb
shares her story of being forced to pay much more for coverage she doesn't want. Her endlessly compassionate liberal friends have essentially told her to pound sand when she's expressed frustration over her situation.
(2) Consider the implications of this quote, attributed to President Obama:
"'If I had known,' Mr. Obama said, according to the aide, 'we could have delayed the website.'"
If only the President of the United States had known that his signature program was on the verge of melting down in a white-hot blaze of failure, he might have pushed back the implementation process. Is this credible? Concerns about the law's logistical readiness first arose in 2010 -- three years ago. The warning signs accumulated over time, exploding into the headlines in late 2012. Internal testing (or the lack thereof) foretold a cataclysmic roll-out. The president knew none of these things? Even if you accept the premise, the resulting conclusions are a scathing indictment of his Obama's out-of-touch, incompetent approach to governance. If he couldn't be bothered to keep tabs on this, why should he be trusted to tackle any government project on any subject? I expanded on this point with Gretchen Carlson yesterday:
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UPDATE - The administration plans to use a loose definition of "enrolled" when they release their data. People who have accounts on Healthcare.gov and have placed a plan in their digital "shopping cart" -- but haven't checked out (ie, paid) yet -- will count. Smoke and mirrors.
A previous version of this post contained a math error and understated the ratio of dropped-to-enrolled.
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Big F'ing Deal: Delaware Has Spent $4 Million to Enroll Four People in Obamacare
Nov 07, 2013
Delaware, Vice President Joe Biden's home state, just spent $1 million per person to enroll four people in Obamacare. That's a big f---ng deal.
More than a month after the launch of Delaware's health insurance exchange, officials report only four Delawareans enrolled for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
As of Tuesday, Delaware's marketplace guide organizations reported four enrollments, 31 enrollment applications completed and 218 accounts created for possible enrollment.
Four community organizations were hired to provide marketplace guides, using a $4 million federal grant.
Canobbio points out, four Delaware community groups were given $4 million in federal Obamacare tax money and just two of them have successfully enrolled a single person. Delaware officials are blaming the ongoing Healthcare.gov failures for the pathetic numbers.
The Obama administration has said it expects 7 million people will be able to enroll in the exchanges by the end of 2013, less than two months from now. Yesterday during testimony on Capitol Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said official Obamacare enrollment numbers will be released next week and that she expected them to be "very low."
Exit question: How much health insurance can you buy with $1 million? Answer: A lifetime's worth.
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The White House Fable Factory
Michelle Malkin
Nov 06, 2013
Now that true horror stories of Obamacare's wrecking ball are finally reaching the public, the White House doesn't like "anecdotes." Live by tale-telling; die by tale-telling.
On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney huffed that stage-four gallbladder cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby's personal account in The Wall Street Journal of seeing her health insurance plan canceled and her access to doctors cut off was "sensational." Not a shred of compassion for her predicament. No sorrow for her loss. Must. Attack. Messenger.
There are millions out there like Sundby who are using Facebook, Twitter, Twitchy.com and a new website called MyCancellation.com to share their plights. White House flacks and hacks are working overtime to "debunk" their experiences, bash insurance companies and deride individual market consumers losing their plans as stupid dupes whose stories don't add up.
Here's the thing. This Alinsky-steeped administration has relied on an endless stream of sensationalized, phony personal dramas to sell Obamacare. Last month, Organizing for Action (previously Obama for America) promoted the "success story" of Chad Henderson, a supposedly random young person who miraculously enrolled in Obamacare while everyone else in America experienced major tech meltdowns and sticker shock.
Turned out Lying Chad was actually an OFA volunteer who hadn't really enrolled in Obamacare yet because he was "joking." No matter. Yesterday, Obama appeared before OFA to solicit even more stories from the group to help propagandize Obamacare. A refresher course on the White House Fable Factory's greatest hits:
--Stanley Ann Dunham. Obama cited his mom's deathbed fight with her insurer several times over the years to support the Obamacare ban on pre-existing condition exclusions by insurers. During a 2008 debate, he shared her plight: "For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that." But New York Times reporter Janny Scott discovered that Dunham's health insurer had in fact reimbursed her medical expenses with nary an objection. The actual coverage dispute centered on a separate disability insurance policy.
--Otto Raddatz. In 2009, Obama publicized the plight of this Illinois cancer patient, who supposedly died after he was dropped from his Fortis/Assurant Health insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about. The truth? He got the treatment he needed in 2005 and lived for nearly four more years.
--Robin Beaton. Also in 2009, Obama claimed Beaton, a breast cancer patient, lost her insurance after "she forgot to declare a case of acne." In fact, she failed to disclose a previous heart condition and did not list her weight accurately, but had her insurance restored anyway after intense public lobbying.
--John Brodniak. A 23-year-old unemployed Oregon sawmill worker, Brodniak's health woes were spotlighted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as a textbook argument for Obamacare. Brodniak reportedly was diagnosed with cavernous hemangioma, a neurological condition, and was allegedly turned away by emergency room doctors. Kristof called the case "monstrous" and decried opponents of the Democrats' health care proposals as heartless murderers. The truth? Brodniak not only had coverage through Oregon's Medicaid program, but was also a neurology patient at the prestigious Oregon Health and Science University in Portland (a safety-net institution that accepts all Medicaid patients). Kristof never retracted the legend.
--Marcelas Owens. An 11-year-old boy from Seattle, Owens took a coveted spot next to the president in March 2010 when Obamacare was signed into law. Marcelas' 27-year-old mother, Tiffany Owens, died of pulmonary hypertension. The family said the single mother of three lost her job as a fast-food manager and lost her insurance. She died in 2007 after receiving emergency care and treatment throughout her illness. Progressive groups (for whom Marcelas' relatives worked) dubbed Marcelas an "insurance abuse survivor." But there wasn't a shred of evidence that any insurer had "abused" the boy or his mom. Further, Washington State already offered a plethora of existing government assistance programs to laid-off and unemployed workers like Marcelas' mom. The family and its public relations agents never explained why she didn't enroll.
--Natoma Canfield. The White House made the Ohio cancer patient a poster child for Obamacare in 2010 after she wrote a letter complaining about skyrocketing premiums and the prospect of losing her home. After Obama gave Canfield a shout-out at a health care rally in Strongsville, Ohio, and promised to control costs, officials at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, which is treating her, made clear that they would "not put a lien on her home" and that she was eligible for a wide variety of state aid and private charity care.
Phony manufactured tales built Obamacare. Real stories of Obamacare wreckage will bring it down.
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Four Legal Arguments Why ObamaCare is Bad Law & Ought be Overturned
We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately--Ben Franklin
By Kelly OConnell 
Monday, November 4, 2013
When it became obvious on the day of ObamaCare’s premier that the Internet websites did not work, some were wildly disappointed, others angry, while another group heaved a sigh of relief.  The fact that the legislation may not be fully available for months, or years, gives Americans a unique opportunity to review and potentially revoke this law. So we now have a chance at congress’ equivalent of a mulligan—a do over to right any obvious wrongs. So what would such bad elements be?
Following is a list of four possible arguments to fight the case at court, in the legislature or in the court of public opinion. The notion that the people must accept all laws no matter how they were passed, or how injurious to the populace, or damaging to the economy, no matter the morality— is a patent fiction. No bad law should be allowed to stand on the fact that it is the result of a technicality, accident or bad deed, which lead to its imposture, and therefore, we must just learn to live with it. In fact, our Common Law heritage always taught that an unjust law is no law at all. Further, it also taught that citizens had a duty to defy unjust laws in the name of upholding liberty.
This is America, the most generous, noble and free society in the history of the world. We have a right and a duty to demand the best government and laws. This will allow us freedom to be the leaders of the world, not slaves under the yoke of an all-powerful, rapacious and blind government.
1. Unpopular: It Violates Declaration’s Government by “Consent of the People”
The introduction to the Constitution is the Declaration of Independence. One of the chief innovations of the American government is called Popular Sovereignty, or that all power rests in The People. This idea, which had long percolated in religious circles of medieval Europe, claimed that the locus of power was found in The People, as provided by God. The People used the power vested in them to loan to the leaders, who were clothed in power as long as they fairly represented the will of The People. If they stopped representing The People, they lost their status as leaders and became despots.
The ancient Romans said, Vox Populi, Vox Dei—the Voice of the People is the Voice of God. Catholic Church scholarship by way of the ascension of Gregory I, and later the Protestant Reformation both helped formalize the idea that God favored the will of the ecclesia, the body of Believers. Further, the Presbyterian theory of one-man, one-vote gave a way for the will of The People to be measured when transferred into a secular setting. All this was set upon the covenant theory which took the covenant between man and God and added government, as occurred in America’s earliest colonies. The American Constitution is set upon the covenant model, which John Locke helped adapt from church to state.  Here the Declaration reads,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The WA Post reported a fascinating story which reveals how much Obama leads by division. His Stimulus Bill and ObamaCare are the two most unpopular bills in US history, as measured by the difference between Democrat and Republican support, by a rate by party of over 90%. For example, zero Republicans voted for the healthcare law when it passed.
ObamaCare has never been favored by the will of the majority. About 70% of voters favor returning healthcare laws back to 2009 laws. Generally, over 60% of Americans have always opposed the draconian healthcare law. But new polling shows that nearly 60% of Democrat voters oppose the bill.
So according to the Founders and their Declaration and Constitution, since ObamaCare has never been the will of the People, it should be considered illegal and repealed immediately. Or, the government itself should be replaced if this is not followed, according to President Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.
2. Sold by Lies: An Utterly Misleading Campaign for a Passed Law is Illegal
Law in a constitutional democratic republic must be made in the open, with clear and honest explanations describing what will be voted upon and what the effects of the law will be. If not, we have leadership and law by duplicity, which can produce neither true leadership nor genuine law.
Let us state the obvious—a law which is knowingly promoted by lies as to the contents or its effects, is not the law which was voted upon. It is a hoax. Therefore, one could argue that such a law was never passed since the advertised law never existed. Liability for this can be levied upon the politicians who pass off such false information. In fact, South Dakota has such a law on its books in South Dakota Codified Laws 12-13-16:
Publication of false or erroneous information on constitutional amendment or submitted question as misdemeanor. Any person knowingly printing, publishing, or delivering to any voter of this state a document containing any purported constitutional amendment, question, law, or measure to be submitted to the voters at any election, in which such constitutional amendment, question, law, or measure is misstated, erroneously printed, or by which false or misleading information is given to the voters, is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Again, the law of Washington State makes illegal lying to public servants, which could be applied to Washington DC and Barack misleading our elected representatives. Here is Washington State’s RCW 9A.76.175: Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant:
A person who knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. “Material statement” means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public servant in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties.
We prohibit false advertising in sales: 15 USC § 78r - Liability for misleading statements. But is the selling of legislation on outright, known falsehoods supposed to be less of a danger to the Republic? We ought to prosecute the selling of laws by way of misleading statements or outright lies. Here are five lies, already outrageously uncovered, that Obama and his proxies offered up for support of ObamaCare, from Townhall:
A. Healthcare Costs Will Decrease Under ObamaCare
B. Under ObamaCare You Can Keep Your Physician
C. You Can Keep Your Healthcare Plan Under ObamaCare
D. ObamaCare Will Not Increase the Deficit
E.  Jobs Will be Created by ObamaCare
Common sense and the American way of doing government both insist that such laws, outrageously sold to citizens by patent lies, can be rejected because of this brazen dishonesty. To disagree with this position simply means the critic does not even have a basic understanding of the word “law.”
3. Doctrine of Impossibility: Agreements Impossible to Fulfill are Null & Void
Under Contract Law, an impossible to fulfill agreement is unenforceable, for eminently logical reasons. For example, the Uniform Commercial Code, the world’s greatest mercantile rule book, defines Impossibility here:
Where contracts for the sale of goods are concerned UCC 2-615 sets forth three conditions which must be satisfied before performance is excused: (1) a contingency has occurred; (2) the contingency has made performance impracticable; and (3) the nonoccurrence of that contingency was a basic assumption upon which the contract was made.
Likewise, a law which cannot be fulfilled ought to be repealed. The basic argument would be that the catastrophic failure of the ObamaCare websites represents an impossible to surmount technical problem. But even if we fix these sites, it would take so long, and without a stopgap for all the persons already booted off their insurance plans, that to leave nothing in its place would be to visit avoidable disaster upon millions of innocent Americans.
But the government should at least cancel three important aspects of this draconian law. First, all insurance plans should be made able to grandfather into ObamaCare. Second, ObamaCare should be made wholly voluntary. Third, the punishment phase should be made lex imperfecta, or without any penalty.
4. Public Policy Against Waste: ObamaCare Will Destroy Economy
Consider the public policy implications if we were to consider applying the Doctrine of Waste to ObamaCare. The Doctrine of Waste is meant to mitigate the foreseeable and pointless destruction of private property, especially when dealing with real property. The Legal Information Institute defines this:
In property law, refers to overt and willful acts of destruction that lead to the drop in value of a piece of property by harming the property or depleting natural resources available on the property. As a general rule, tenants of property are not allowed to commit voluntary or affirmative waste to the property on which they reside, meaning they cannot deplete the land of its natural resources.
Now, applying these principles to ObamaCare could yield some very fruitful results. First, the law which makes 30-hour a week employees “full time” is accidentally, but foreseeably, creating greater poverty across America. This rule ought to be cancelled because it is needlessly causing a larger poverty class.
Again, the overly broad policies of ObamaCare are causing sticker-shock at their typically supersized pricing. According to Forbes, ObamaCare will raise healthcare spending $621 billion a year, which adds $7,450 per family of 4.
The theory behind the Doctrine of Waste says that avoidable destruction of private property or money should be avoided. For this reason, American legislators should repeal ObamaCare so as not to destroy trillions of dollars of wealth of private property each year.
Conclusion: An Unjust Law is No Law at All
Thomas Aquinas once wrote that an unjust law is no law at all. John Locke agreed and the Founders included this as the foundation of the republic, called a Constitution. Any laws which are unjust, unfair, impossible, or ruinous to America as a whole do not have to be accepted. Let’s celebrate our Revolutionary heritage and repeal this disgusting and absurd law, and celebrate the event in the name of our wise Founders.
Kelly O’Connell is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is now host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE called AM Las Cruces w/Kelly O’Connell
Kelly can be reached at: hibernian1@gmail.com
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Obamacare Catastrophe Reveals Barack’s Entire Paper-Mache Fantasy World
Liberal Alchemy: Obama’s Attempt to Turn Government Garbage into Healthcare Gold
By Kelly O’Connell
Sunday, October 27, 2013
An epiphany is a moment of utter revelation when previously confused subjects suddenly become clear. The moment the grand-opening curtain fell from the ObamaCare project was a time of stunning enlightenment when, in a flash, every important aspect of Barack’s character, agenda, and method suddenly came into focus.
And the summary? Barack is clueless, a huckster, an utter fraud, a talentless grifter, the living apotheosis of the Peter Principle—literally incapable of leadership. Virtually every idea Barack has attempted is either impossible or has failed upon inception. Further, his tenure is a grave danger to the future of the American nation and the lack of a movement for his removal is the strongest argument that USA will eventually fall.
But Barack is certainly not the only failed Leftist leader who created a future vision out of cotton candy and sugar cubes. In fact, every notable socialist or Marxist leader left a train of destruction and utter chaos in his wake. What is the reason for this? Folks on the Left will certainly have their explanations. Perhaps it is because chasing the goals of Marx is the closest modern pursuit of the ideas which motivated the medieval fixation on alchemy—attempting to convert garbage into gold. What is described below is a failure of ideology, using both Barack and the hero of his staff—Chairman Mao Zedong—as an example of the pitfalls of ideologically driven, fact blind, revolutionary change.
I. Obama Has No Idea What He is DoingIt is perhaps the most obvious conclusion in history to declare that Obama does not know what he is doing as president. When pondering how Barack allowed his signature piece of legislation, the perversely titled Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” to overwhelmingly fail in plain sight, it is utterly incomprehensible. The options are not attractive to Barack boosters. Either he did not know the website for ObamaCare was non-functional, and therefore he is not in touch with the designers and builders of his own greatest legislation. Or, he knew it was simply a cardboard approximation, and went ahead and steered the boat of state directly into failure, anyway. Either option paints Barack as a pompous dolt.
It’s inconceivable, even if the government websites and programming of ObamaCare are somehow resurrected by a hi-tech wizard, that his reputation as a competent leader could survive. Who in their right mind would repeat Barack’s early reputation as the genius of the age? In fact, his listlessly incompetent performance is downright disturbing. Even stranger was his seeming capitulation to the state of the broken website as if it were no big deal and should simply be accepted with a shrug and a smile. Peggy Noonan’s article mentions Barack’s weird lack of a commitment to excellence in her essay, ObamaCare Is Taking On Water: It’s not just a buggy website, it’s a disaster of Titanic proportions. She says, “It is disorienting to not see this in a president. It is another thing about this story that feels not only historic, but historically strange.”
Instead, the ObamaCare collapse simply illustrates what his critics have said from day one—that Barack is an untrained ideologue who is so green to leadership he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. Virginia Postrell writes on this astounding phenomenon:
The HealthCare.gov website is a disaster—symbolic to Obamacare opponents, disheartening to supporters, and incredibly frustrating to people who just need to buy insurance. Looking back, it seems crazy that neither the Barack Obama administration nor the public was prepared for the startup difficulties.
Recall, it was not long ago that Obama was touted as a messiah-like character, fit for hosannas and praise. A song witten for him was famously sung by a children’s choir, composed of a diverse squad of urchins, and featured on Youtube (We’re Gonna Change the World video). The hymn started with:
We’re gonna spread happiness
We’re gonna spread freedom
Obama’s gonna change it
Obama’s gonna lead ‘em.
We’re gonna change it
And rearrange it
This is not far from the tales told in the book The Miracles of Chairman Mao. The book is described here,
The stories this compendium contains are so wonderfully bizarre that I must share a selection. Thus, a girl who had been deaf and dumb for years suddenly burst into song under the inspiration of Chairman Mao. In another case, a patient with a tumour weighing 45 kilograms was attended by doctors who had devotedly read their Great Leader’s Little Red Book. The operation they conducted was inspired by Mao’s statement, “Attack dispersed, isolated enemy forces first; attack concentrated, strong enemy forces later.” Accordingly, the surgeons first removed the tissues surrounding the tumour before tackling the tumour itself. At hand to help them were the hospital staff, who carried portraits of Mao even as they offered blood to the patient. As for the patient herself, when she regained consciousness, she felt her tummy to find the tumour had disappeared. The first words she now uttered were, “Long live Chairman Mao! Chairman Mao has saved me!”
II. Barack & Mao’s Revolutionary Incompetence: Great Leaps Backward
Believe it, or not, Barack has some things in common with other Leftist leaders, such as Chairman Mao Zedong. The main trait Obama shares with Mao is both have an overwhelming enthusiasm to change the world in areas of which they have no knowledge. Further, both seem incapable of taking a realistic or educated view of what they wanted to change.
For example, consider Chairman Mao’s famous program The Great Leap Forward, a policy which might be the largest failure in the history of government. Moreover, scholar Frank Dikötter states in Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962, that the Chairman’s program may have cost the lives of over 45 million Chinese during its execution. Mao repeatedly made uneducated, ill-advised and plain stupid decisions which decimated a generation of China’s farmers. And he seems to have had no sense of sorrow or regret for the innocent people who died. Further, his resentment at the criticism set off by his decisions appears to have been a main motivation behind the Cultural Revolution, which killed millions more. Writes Dikötter,
Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake Britain in less than fifteen years. By unleashing China’s greatest asset, a labour force counted in the hundreds of millions, Mao thought he could catapult his country past its competitors…converting a backward economy into a modern communist society of plenty for all. In pursuit of a utopian paradise, everything was collectivised, as villagers were herded together in giant communes which heralded the advent of communism. People in the countryside were robbed of their work, their homes, their land, their belongings and their livelihood. Food, distributed by the spoonful in collective canteens according to merit, became a weapon to force party compliance. Irrigation campaigns forced up to half the villagers to work for weeks on end on giant water-conservancy projects, often far from home, without adequate food and rest. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives.
Dikötter mentions other unbelievable losses, including of the natural world. Up to half the trees in some provinces were sacrificed to the Great Leap. Thousands of miles of canals were created, many handmade by peasants, but because they were built without educated guidance, they were mostly unusable. Moreover, perhaps 40% of Chinese homes were destroyed. Says Dikötter, “We know that Mao was the key architect of the Great Leap Forward, and thus bears the main responsibility for the catastrophe that followed.”
Much like Mao’s failed program, Barack’s apparent failure with ObamaCare includes an inability to get the number right. Says Dikötter, “The planned economy required huge inputs of accurate data, yet at every level targets were distorted, figures were inflated and policies which clashed with local interests were ignored.” ObamaCare has a similar problem, according to MNSBC, with a refusal to give accurate numbers of enrollees, and an overall failure to admit how bad the system is. Barack’s administration is accused of lying, obfuscations, and incompetence—much like Mao!
We ought to, in good conscience, recall how easy it is to harm innocent persons with well-meaning programs which end up being destroyed by unintended bad consequences.
III. Why Alchemy Never Works
The government is a necessary watchdog. But it makes a dreadful and impossibly jealous God. And politicians make for misleading messiahs. In fact, anyone who allows himself to be sold as the savior or genius of the age needs to become immediately suspect as a wanna be tyrant. When would-be leaders offer us something for free which we know will cost money and labor, we ought to be disciplined enough to reject this fake political alchemy. There is no free lunch.
Eric Hoffer, in his classic study of mass movements, explains the psychology behind the rise of political idols. The underlying motivation is an amorphous hope for change. Consider the mass of disconsolate Obamatons who arose to follow Barack when he suddenly appeared, while pondering Hoffer’s observations in The True Believer. Hoffer stated, “The technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure.”
Hoffer also wrote,
“The permanent misfits can find salvation only in a complete separation from the self; and they usually find it by losing themselves in the compact collectivity of a mass movement. By renouncing individual will, judgment and ambition, and dedicating all their powers to the service of an eternal cause, they are at last lifted off the endless treadmill which can never lead them to fulfillment.”
Conclusion
Although Barack has failed, Americans still need to pick up the pieces and begin to rebuild our shattered republic. Let us hope we can once again find the educated and principled leaders for this crucial task. And let Americans never again fall for the charms of a progressive ne’er-do-well who promises to take garbage and change it into gold.
Kelly O’Connell is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is now host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE called AM Las Cruces w/Kelly O’Connell
Kelly can be reached at: hibernian1@gmail.com
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Also See:
ObamaCare - Health, Euthanasia, Life in Jeopardy!
(Part 1)
20 July 2009
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(Part 2)
10 August 2009
and
(Part 3)
27 August 2009
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The Last Word on ObamaCare - Maybe!
20 March 2010
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Coming Soon - Death Panels!
23 August 2010
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How is Obama's Healthcare Working Out?
14 October 2010
and
More about ObamaCare!
24 January 2011
and
ObamaCare is Still an Issue!
(Part 1)
03 April 2012
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(Part 2)
28 June 2012
and
(Part 3)
08 August 2013
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