Filed under: Culture of Corruption, economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Time to clear out all the tabs on my browser again.
Let’s lead with this article from the Foundation for Economic Education. It points out what is wrong with Trumps claims about manufacturing jobs, and how to fix the problem. It goes on to point out that Trump is the moderate on the subject when compared to Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders. Sanders is completely divorced from reality on the subject, and his “solutions” have the high probability of making the thing he wants to fix even worse.
Socialists in America, like Bernie Sanders, used to point to Venezuela as the modern example of how socialism works. No so much anymore. Probably because socialism has created a Humanitarian disaster in Venezuela.
On the subject of 2016 Presidential candidates, the Washington Post reports that the FBI is granting immunity to person who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server. In legal circles, this is what is known as a “bad sign.”
Modern Healthcare has a report on the Illinois Obamacare program. I’ll give you the short version, they operated at a $90.8 million loss in 2015. Remember back before the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was passed in the middle of the night right before Congress left Washington for Christmas? Come on, you remember. It was done using a procedure that even the democrats own resident high ranking Klansman objected to, in order to avoid a vote in the Senate. Something to do with the democrat stronghold of Massachusetts electing a Republican expressly to vote against Obamacare. There were some people, mainly those who had actually read the ACA, who objected to it, claiming it was economically unviable. They were uniformly called “racists”, which we now know means “anyone who disagrees with a democrat.”
Bill Clinton is on the campaign trail trashing Obama’s handling of the so-called economic recovery. Something he has in common with Bernie Sanders. What he is short on is how Hillary is going to a better job from federal prison.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Progressives
I’ve often said that reality is not a strong point of the left. Their narrative is much more important to them than actual facts.
It was pointed out, repeatedly, by people who actually read the so-called “Affordable Care Act”, that it was a disaster waiting to happen. People were going to lose coverage, prices would go up, and access to actual affordable health care would decline.
Rather than face these facts that inconveniently disagreed with their socialist narrative, the collective left called those who actually read the bill, “racists,” which was certainly easier than reading the bill for themselves.
Now, not only does this leftist idiot not have health care coverage, she is going to get fined by the government she helped to elect, for not having it. In addition, she inflicted this disaster of a law on millions of Americans who didn’t want it.
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
“We will lower your premiums by $2,500 per family, per year.”
All three of those statements have been proven to be lies.
All three of those statements, at the time they were made, were identified as not being what the actual Obamacare law would allow, by people who actually read the bill.
Those people were called “racists” by people who didn’t read the bill.
I’m not expecting any apologies to the people wrongly attacked for having actually read the so called “Affordable Care Act.”
I am expecting the people who attacked them with slanderous lies to apologize for the man who lied to them and to continue their baseless, partisan attacks on any one who dares to speak the truth.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
A self-described Obamacare “cheerleader” is upset that she actually has to pay for health care.
“I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” she told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford it.”
Her husband works for a non-profit organization that pays for his health care, but the couple is unable to afford to have her and their son covered under his plan. And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.
“It wasn’t until I started the process and got an agent that I started hearing from them I wasn’t going to qualify for subsidies because I qualify on my husband’s insurance,” she told KOIN.
Mr Green sums up this tale of angst and woe:
In other words, Miss Anonymous supported ObamaCare when she thought you were going to pay for it.
Scratch a prog, find a greedy, grubby thief.
One of the comments to the post gets to the heart of the matter:
…the article says the combined income disqualified them from subsidies (in addition to her being eligible for her husband’s plan, I assume). I believe that’s over $94,200. Cost of living aside, that’s decent money.
Now here’s what happened: Husband previously insured everyone on his plan. Obamacare came along and they decided they would drop the wife and child from his policy during open enrollment. The expectation was that, according to the online calculator, they’d be able to get insured free or close to free. This saving the family ~$125 a month. So he dropped them with the expectation that they would have coverage on January 1. Unfortunately for them, the agent actually appeared to do his job and confirmed that their income was too high and she had qualified for her husband’s plan. Now it’s too late to add them back to his policy.
Basically, it’s not that they CAN’T afford it, it’s that they don’t WANT to pay for it – at our expense. I feel sorry for the child. It has to be raised by a couple on unprincipled degenerates.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
It was clear that our Dear Leader‘s signature program was a Charlie Fox of epic proportions from the start, but Team Obama seems Hell Bent to take incompetence to even higher levels than they have in the past.
If they were just corrupt, they could have faked it, but these idiots are corrupt and incompetent! To be fair, the system is working as well as one would expect with a corrupt community organizer with communist leanings, who never worked a real job in his entire life, running the system.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Well, to be fair, Obamacare is running as smoothly as expected with a “community organizer” with no actual real world, let alone executive, experience running the bloody thing.
Let’s review some of the highlights. Including many predictable ones. The fact that users would be handing their private, personal information, including their social security number and financial data, to “navigators” that were not subject to any sort of background checks, was a legitimate cause of concern. Of course the Obama cultists said those rational and reasonable people were “racists.” The result? Well, to start, those official Obamacare navigators advised callers to commit fraud.
Fortunately for those stuck with implementing our Dear Leader’s socialist nightmare, government Obamacare officials are not held to the same standard the government holds private companies.
Students at Bowie College, who are mostly black, are dismayed that their $600 a year health insurance is being cancelled by Obamacare, and being replaced by $3000 a year Obamacare policies.
Most of these students admit they voted for Obama. They probably had harsh words for anyone who actually read the ACA and spoke the truth about it.
I have to say, this is a fairly delicious bit of schadenfreude. Especially since it has been known since 2009 that Obama’s often repeated promise that “you can keep your health insurance” was a lie.
Update: A cancer patient, who liked his insurance, but lost it because of Obamacare, is being subjected to a deep, probing audit by the IRS. Given our Dear Leader‘s history of attacking whistle blowers, and using the IRS to attack those who question his reign, this is hardly a surprise.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The plan, this thing is going to work, it’s going to be extremely popular, and it’s going to wreak havoc with conservative ideology.”
— Far Left Wing Extremist Paul Krugman, getting it completely and utterly wrong in his July 2013 NY Times article, Obamacare is the Right’s Worst Nightmare
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
First off, the reality of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” being a Charlie Fox of epic proportions is not new. This was clearly evident from the beginning. I posted a detailed lists of problems back July, 2009. In early 2011, I listed over 20 new taxes created by Obamacare.
The shock that young people, who voted for our Dear Leader in droves, are experiencing with their old policies being canceled, being replaced by much more expensive ones, is not new news. I posted about it back in September 2009.
The real reason Obama insists upon making the young and healthy buy insurance they don’t want is not the relatively minor free rider problem but the potentially ruinous adverse selection problem: The most expensive patients are the ones who are most likely to sign up for coverage. To keep the official 10-year price tag of his plan below that magical $1 trillion threshold, he needs to balance sick people who rack up big bills with healthy people who pay for insurance but don’t use it. Instead of acknowledging this reality, Obama portrays the healthy uninsured as irresponsible leeches.
Yup, here is a dose of reality for all those idealistic young folks who voted for Obama without a real clue of what he was actually planning, he just views you as a money source he can leech off to support his socialist policies.
Welcome to the farm, Coppertop.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
HealthCare.gov Users Warn of Security Risk, Breach of Privacy Golly, Obamacare is a poor designed fiasco of a web site. No surprise there.
There’s an awful lot of middle-class sticker shock going on with these insurance cancellations… If you have been listening to the NPR coverage, where they are setting new records for extreme spinning for our Dear Leader, those premiums are only increasing “slightly” and those who complain about it are “whiners.” If you want to see some of those price hikes, check out MyCancellation.com.
The leftists over at Politico admit that the so-called “mainstream media” ignored Conservatives’ warnings about Obamacare for years, and that those warnings were 100% accurate. Poor Richard’s News sums it up nicely: ” The mainstream media willingly ignores the truth in favor of spoon feeding the American people talking points directly from the White House.”
No surprise here, the NY Times denies that Obama lied repeatedly to the American people.