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Another Week, Another Trio of Obamacare Outrages

Again, they can't be this stupid and incompetent.

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Tom Blumer

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December 12, 2013 - 10:58 pm
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Attempting to distract Americans from the ongoing implosion of the Affordable Care Act, his alleged “signature achievement,” President Barack Obama pivoted for the umpteenth time last week, pulling “income inequality” out of his bag of tricks for yet another spin.

In a December 4 speech, he cited “growing inequality and lack of upward mobility” as “the defining challenge of our time.”

That’s interesting. During the Bush administration, income inequality stabilized, while a 2007 Treasury Department study found that income mobility from 1996 through 2005 was “unchanged … from 1987 through 1996.”

The two problems began to worsen when the POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) economy began in the spring of 2008. Further decay has taken place during Obama’s five-year stewardship, such as it has been, of the U.S. economy.

The president’s proposed “solutions” are the ones which have been serially tried and have always failed: a higher minimum wage, which creates higher unemployment and a larger permanent underclass; higher taxes on “the rich,” which hold back investment in future growth opportunities; and seeming limitless deficit spending, which continues to saddle future generations with growth-retarding and eventually (if not stopped) growth-killing obligations.

The best solutions are those which promote genuine private-sector growth. In these, the Obama administration is singularly disinterested. Those who doubt this assertion only need to look at the person whose help Obama has sought as his credibility and other crises deepen: John Podesta, chairman of the far-left Center for American Progress. Podesta is obsessed with income inequality, and is singularly focused on wealth redistribution through the tax code and other coercive means as the only viable solutions.

That Obama somehow needs to distract Americans from Obamacare’s virtually daily dose of bad news is obvious. What follows are just three of the latest outrages.

On the most recent edition of Fox News Sunday, Ezekiel Emanuel, aka Zeke the Bleak, one of the Affordable Act’s architects, told Chris Wallace that the president didn’t really lie when he repeatedly and unconditionally guaranteed that “you can keep your doctor, period,” because “if you want to (keep him or her), you can pay for it” out of your own pocket.

So the “solution” to the problem of the currently uninsured is to force people who like their doctors to self-insure, i.e., to become newly uninsured for what matters to them, while paying premiums for Obamacare policies under penalty of law for doctors they don’t favor, probably don’t need, and probably won’t use. We seemingly have no choice but to assume that this is exactly what the Obama administration wanted to see happen.

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We need to do something about the bureaucrats too. I think they are worse - more powerful and more invisible - than the elected officials.
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Based on a concept floated by the InstaPundit:

How about a 50% excise tax on speaking fees for the first 5 years after you leave government (dis)service?
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"...they can't be this stupid and incompetent."

Yes, They Can!
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So many lies told to America by the Jackass party to mislead the nation.
People are now crashing into the reality that disproves their lies. No one is immune it seems!

I made this parody video to highlight the lies told, plus its funny!

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31 weeks ago
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Watched the video. That was pretty good.

Thanks. Could use a few laughs nowadays...
31 weeks ago
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I watched and listened to an interview someone had with good old boy Zeke; his arrogance is beyond belief. He made me want to jump through the TV screen and punch him in the nose.
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OBOZO has been in charge for nearly SIX YEARS now he OWNS the Economy and the Unemployment and OBOZOcare so when he complaints about INCOME INEQUALITY he is criticizing HIMSELF.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is all a sideshow. Obama's domestic agenda amounts to the pet projects of himself and like-minded radical left buddies such as Bill Ayers, etc. But this is not why he is president. What he is doing on the domestic front is roughly analogous to someone on a football scholarship who just happens to like English lit so that is what they are getting their degree in...but that is their own personal preference...they are BEING PAID to PLAY BALL.

Obama is president on a SCREW ISRAEL scholarship. That is what he is there for. The Gulf Arabs with their influence over the markets rigged the timing of the crash in order to scare the American people into electing him president. The main lever of power that was used was their control over oil prices, which skyrocketed that year for SOME mysterious reason, and which had the very predictable effect of bringing the stock markets down. This was their sure-fire last-ditch maneuver meant to make damn sure McCain could not win. This was used along with their other elements of influence here, to include a bought and paid for major media, along with major academic institutions.

They did this in order to install a president who would back the Palestinians no matter what, and shove a Saudi-style "peace plan" down Israel's throat which would amount to slow assisted suicide for the Jewish state.

But then, the Law of Unintended Consequences reared it's head. Obama is soooo brainwashed about the validity and importance of this b.s. Palestinian "cause" by his Saudi-proxy handlers and mentors - e.g., Khalid Al Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, Edward Saiid - that he puts the highest priority on this issue....ahead of say, stopping Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Which now has the Gulf Arabs wetting their pants.

In fact, Obama NEEDS the threat of an imminently nuclear Iran as his primary tool of leverage for blackmailing Israel into capitulating to the PA. This is why he is utterly opposed to a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran, and has now taken the outrageous step of signing this bogus agreement with Iran which all but gives Iran a green light to produce nuclear arms. It is hardly a coincidence that this "interim agreement" covers about the very same span of time he's allotted to arrive at a "final status" agreement between Israel and the PA. This deal with Iran is meant as a political firewall to prevent Israeli actiona against Iran during this time frame, which may also run out the clock on the window for effective Israeli unilateral action in any event.

Which in turn leads us to Obama's "ideal" scenario: The window closes on Israel's ability to act against Iran, but Washington can still do the job. At this point, Obama levels his ultimatum at Israel: "Sign here on this deal I dictate to you with the Palestinians, or I let Iran go nuclear, and abandon you in the UN besides". Of course, Obama isn't going to hit Iran anyway, and Iran will play Obama for a fool and get nukes anyway unless Israel stops them.

My point being: You think Obamacare is bad? Wait until you see/feel the consequences of either a) Israel hitting Iran on their own in the next six months in the face of open U.S. resistance, or b) the kind of world we'll be living in when Iran gets the bomb. This will make Obamacare look like small potatoes indeed.

As bad as Obama is domestically, you ain't seen nothin' yet. It is on the foreign policy front that he's going to do his most serious damage.

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And yet, behind the scenes, the Saudis are noticing that they need Israel to contain the Iranians as their military is not too powerful given their small population and wealth that outsources most work to imported labor. That is why IDF officers were quietly in SA recently checking out certain facilities.
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In Obama's "Dreams of My Father" he indicates that his ultimate goal is that the population is employed 100% by the Government which provide 100% of what the government thinks the people need.
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Oh, you mean communism!
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In 1790, John Philpot Curran said, “It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” How do we become eternal vigilant? Plato writes in his Laws that men are the true guardians of the law, and they need a knowledge of them all. They must be able to illustrate and explain this knowledge in their speech, and to adapt to it in their practice, to discern the nature the division of good and evil. The God of Israel acknowledges the wisdom of being knowledgeable and active in the laws when He says in Deuteronomy 6.6-7 “… these words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates.” American need a system of eternal vigilance. This system is provided. It is called the Sabbath, a weekly public assembly by all the people in order to review the laws of the land and the magistrates who execute them. Until the People, perform the work of the sovereign, certainly the hired hands, their agents, will continue to reap destruction upon the people's will. Article VIII ordains the 4th branch of government, the Sabbath.
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