Obamacare Head fake
People have been duped….big time!
We have been hornswoggled, misled, deceived, robbed, and fooled.
The Democrats, their complicit Liberal Media and yes, the incompetence of the
Republicans have all resulted in the scam of our nation’s lifetime……..Obamacare.
Additionally, the last bastion of defense has been penetrated and destroyed
when Chief Justice Roberts performed a double-think, backward flip, second
guessing maneuver that no one can explain, except to link it up as the caboose
on the train called the Perfect Storm.
A quick review
of this healthcare disaster.
It began with a 2900 page bill that was never properly debated. Republicans
were locked out of mid-night meetings and, although the Democrat Party Line was
to say that the Republicans had input, the fact was they had minimal input and
almost all of their ideas were disregarded, because the Democrats, at the time,
held ALL the cards with a majority in the House and in the Senate. Obama
himself stated that “Hey, we won” and Pelosi said, “Elections have consequences”.
step was the unexpected election of (Liberal) Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
Brown won the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s death. This was interpreted by most
political pundits as resounding evidence that the people wanted to give the
Republicans enough votes to stop Obamacare. Scott Brown campaigned on a promise
to vote against Obamacare….and he did.
Democrats weren’t out of schemes yet. The Scott Brown vote caused them some
concern, so they went after several other Democrats that were voting with the
Republicans and they converted them through the Nebraska Corn Husker bribe and
the Louisiana Purchase bribe. These actions actually bought the votes of
Nebraska Senator Nelson and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. They both switched
their votes from nay to yay.
Now the Democrats
almost had the ball over the goal line but the Republicans were hanging tough. After
all the secret deals, bribes, clandestine meetings, artificial deadlines, the
Dems still did NOT have enough votes to get this disastrous legislation over
the goal line. So, they changed the rules and invoked the Nuclear Option which
allowed only 51 votes to win the day rather than the standard 60 votes normally
required for major legislation like this healthcare bill.
step remaining for the Republicans was to take it to the Supreme Court as an
unconstitutional bill. Last week Chief Justice Roberts dashed that final
defense line with his unexpected Benedict Arnold move.
Well, now these wonderful politicians in Washington and the media and all the
pundits that feed off this lunacy want us to get excited about the next election
as the final, final opportunity to stop Obamacare. They have set up another
chapter of the perils of Pauline. Oil Can Harry has tied Penelope Pureheart to
the railroad tracks and a train is coming. What can we do to save the
people are putzin’ with us. They are yankin’ our chains. They are screwin’ with
our heads!!!! Why do I say that? Let’s drop back to the beginning and examine
issue of healthcare was re-initiated by the entitlement minded Democrats when
Obama took office. For decades, the Dems have been trying to add this healthcare
entitlement to their list of Social security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI,
Free Community Feeds, school lunches and dinners, etc. etc. The Dems entire product line is comprised of free
stuff for everyone, paid for by the government, who has no money, and who much
take money from the rich, so the government can give-a-way stuff to people and
create dependencies on government. This process strengthens unions and
Community Groups and delivers more dependents to the polls to demand more government,
bigger government and more free stuff. The fact that this same government
posits that our entitlement spending is unsustainable has no bearing on their
actions. The fact that Europe is a model that we are following and Europe is
going bankrupt makes no difference. This entire concept is illogical and
economic suicide but it’s a nice thing for the people (tongue in cheek).
The Key Point in this current debate remains
unquestioned and unanswered. The Key
Point has been swept under the rug by the Dems and it has apparently eluded
the Republicans. Can it be that the RNC, and the Republican pundits and all the
Republican Congressmen and Senators have missed the key point? What Key Point am I talking about?
stated that the federal Government needed to take over national healthcare
because it was too expensive; unsustainable; the trajectory was going to
bankrupt us. That was/is true. So the goal should have been to improve the
process and make it more efficient. The facts are that there are lots of costly
inefficiencies in the system and lots of costly fraud. That would be a good
place to start. However, let me emphasize……the last place to start would be to
support a government takeover of the United States Healthcare System. Why? BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROVEN TO BE
THE WORST MANAGER OF ANYTHING SINCE IT BEGAN! Reference Social Security
System; Medicare; Medicaid; Amtrak; Post-Office; EPA; Department of Energy;
Department of Education; etc. etc.
Now, as this
healthcare debate continued in early 2009 and 2010, Obama and his House and
Senate introduced Mission Creep. The objective expanded from cost cutting and
reversing the spending trajectory to Universal Coverage. Universal Coverage is
a nice touchy feely thing and its falls right into the Dems wheel house. The
Dems immediately implemented their Three Card Monty game and began to shuffle
the deck rapidly and cleverly. First the demagogues hit the streets and engaged
the State Run Media, flooding the airways with how insensitive the Republicans
were and how they were willing to allow the poor, seniors, babies, children,
and every other minority or special interest group (99%ers) to die in the
streets because they couldn’t afford healthcare like the rich people can.
Democrats cleverly picked out the parts of our healthcare system that
absolutely and irrefutable required fixing. These items included Pre-existing
Conditions, Caps on Catastrophic Coverage. They then stretched things a bit by
expanding the “Must Fix” list to include “Things that I would like” which was
designed to win over public opinion from all those Americans who get free stuff
from the overgrown Federal Government. Those additional freebies included
allowing children to stay on their parents insurance until 26 years old. Why?
Well, with the recession we are in there are lots of kids who graduate college
and can’t find a job. (Note: this problem would not exist if the Federal
Government had done something about the longest Recession in our history).
important to note that The Federal Government front loaded this Obamacare bill with
these entitlements, mentioned above, and they placed all of the taxes,
penalties, government expansion and bureaucratic expenses in the post 2013
years….AFTER THE 2012 ELECTION. Does this cast any suspicion over this
Obamacare bill? Not on the 6 O’clock news!
me bring you to The Key Point
that I mentioned above. The Key Point that the Republicans, political pundits,
news media, talk show hosts and everyone else has completely ignored is the
UNIVERSAL COVERAGE issue. The Dems have stated that there are 30 million people
who are uninsured. 30 million! One would think that after almost 3 years of
debating, voting, arguing, demogoguing, we would have a complete breakdown and
analysis of this number. But we don’t!
- How many of these 30 million are illegal aliens?
-How many of these 30 million are the “Free Riders” that Jack Lew, Obama’s White
House Chief Manager?
- How many of these 30 million are young people who can afford to buy health
insurance but decline it because they believe they are invincible and they’d
rather buy a new car?
-How many of
these 30 million are people who had health insurance but lost it when they lost
their job in this current, never-ending recession?
critically important to understand that The Republicans DID NOT force this
conversation and DID NOT do their own research. Instead, they allowed the
Democrats to play rope-a-dope with them and bang them from pillar to post
without researching the facts and throwing a counter punch.
What if there are some illegal aliens in the 30 million? I’ll bet there is!
Should they be part of this equation? Should we be worrying about how to
provide free healthcare to the world (when we are going broke) or should we fix
our legal and illegal immigration problem, and then benefit by finding a
reduction in the uninsured healthcare number? Such a logical sequence would
reduce the 30 million to a lesser number.
those “Free Riders” that Jack Lew mentioned on Sunday’s Fox news show? When
questioned by Chris Wallace, Jack Lew stated that the “Free Rides” are a big
problem and it’s unfair that the rest of Americans need to carry them. That’s
why the mandate is necessary because it forces everyone to carry their fair
share of the cost. In his response, Jack Lew (I suspect unintentionally) stated
that the Free Riders are 1% of the Universal Coverage problem. Well, if anyone
would stop for a moment and get their calculator, 15 0f 30 million is 300,000.
What if the number
of young people who voluntarily refuse to buy health care insurance are
subtracted from the total of 30 million? How many do they represent? Removing
them from the total would further reduce the 30 million number. (Note: We still
would need to come up with a solution to this segment of our populace that
elects not to buy insurance, but first we need to understand what the 30
million represents because that’s how we’ll understand how serious our problem
many of the 30 million without healthcare insurance are in such a position
because of our putrid economy, that this president has done nothing to improve?
If our unemployment rate was 4% (virtual zero) then how many uninsured would be
subtracted for the 30 million?
Folks, all I’m
saying is that the Democrats inflated the 30 million number so they could play
touchy-feely and demagogue the argument and the Republicans are remiss because
they allow the Dems to run amok and play loose with facts and figures and make
a convincing case to the people who want more free stuff, as well as to the
Independents who want to do the right thing, many of whom feel guilty that they
are enjoying the American dream and so many others are not…according to the Democrats.
Also, what I’m
saying is if the people in charge in Washington were to fix the fundamental
problems, like unemployment and immigration, then the Universal Coverage number
of 30 million would be substantially lower. Then, I believe, Universal Coverage
would not be such a political crisis/opportunity
to be demogogued by the Democrats in their attempt to take over another 16% of
our GDP, and to grow an already bloated, inefficient government, and to
increase the power and reach of the Federal Government in our daily lives while
reducing the freedoms and the power of our Capitalist, Free Enterprise system
that has enabled us to succeed and lead the world for the last 235 years!!!!!!
need to think more for ourselves. These Washington politicians and their
friendly liberal media keep framing the arguments for us and there are very few
legitimate folks who ask the right questions. If someone does ask the right
questions, they are abused, ridiculed vilified and marginalized. Therefore, We
The People, are usually directed to the argument that the politicians and the
media have selected for us and we are distracted from the real issues. We need
to be more intelligent. We need to use our critical thinking skills. We need to
read between the lines. We need to realize that the news moderators do not
always ask the questions that need to be asked. Some of them have an agenda.
Others are actually paid supporters of some politician. We are being duped
daily. The TV is a brain washing tool and Washington uses it very well. Polls
are manipulated and quoted as fact. Facts are distorted and twisted. Numbers
are calculated to deliver a desired result. Every day our freedom is being
eroded a little bit more. These power mongers have us fighting each other. They
have positioned us in opposite corners. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us
are Democrats. Some support Obama…no matter what. Some support Romney………no
telling you that the facts…if you open your eyes….indicate that our Federal
Government is growing in size and in power and that our Constitution is being
eroded and our States sovereign rights are being diminished. Our debt is
growing and our entitlement programs are unsustainable. It is being framed as a
battle between rich and poor but it is really a battle between big government
and small government; between Socialism and capitalism. Obama and the democrats
are big government. The Tea Party is small government. Please open your eyes.
Small government is what made America what it is.