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Obama’s Dependency Agenda

August 22nd, 2013 - 5:32 am

ObamaCare is not a train wreck waiting to happen. It is a train wreck that is happening now.  Sally Pipes has some very good ideas about applying some effective first aid for ObamaCare in her new Encounter Broadside on the subject. We should instantly adopt her proposals.

But as I have argued in this space before, ObamaCare, the ostentatiously Unaffordable Care Act, is only incidentally about health care. That 2000-page monstrosity — which Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass to find out what was in it (remember that?) — this hypertrophied insult to the idea of responsible legislation, is really, at bottom, about the Obama administration’s Dependency Agenda. They want the government to control access to health care, and they want the IRS to police that control, because they want to control you. That’s the bottom line. Controlling more and more of your life: that’s what this “debate” is really about. “We’re only five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” That — what to call it? That promise? That threat? — that campaign statement by candidate Obama in October 2008 will, I predict, be his legacy: fundamentally transforming a free, prosperous country dedicated to the principles of democratic capitalism and individual liberty and setting it instead on the road to socialist immiseration and conformity.

Stories like the one about the UPS cutting back on its health care benefits are like so many canaries in the mine: warning signals, tocsins of alarm, minatory adumbrations of things to come.  But there are still plenty of people and institutions like the Times, held captive by the idea of Obama the savior, ensorcelled by the rhetoric of “hope and change,” desperate to salvage some fragment of self-infatuation from the wreckage that has been this preposterous administration’s effect on America. It will all end badly, I am certain of that, but the question is how much collateral damage will our misguided masters in Washington inflict on the rest of us before the people rise up and expel them in a cathartic fit of political regurgitation?

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Anyone care to comment on the fact that health care premiums have been rising more slowly since the ACA was passed than they did (on average) over the past 20 or 30 years?
48 weeks ago
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An Ass masquerading as a President once found a Doctor’s white lab coat
which had been left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and spoke to his
countrymen. All bowed, both men and women, and he was a proud Ass that
day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed treatments and
prescriptions and timetables and qualifications randomly and incoherently and unleashed mindless and ravenous bureaucrats upon the land to look for trouble, find it everywhere, diagnose everything incorrectly and then in a very grouchy manner force Doctors to misapply the wrong remedies,and then everyone knew him for the Ass he really was ... .
48 weeks ago
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What is interesting is that a lot of people who voted for the Big 0 will be hurt the most. They should have been careful for what it was they wished.
48 weeks ago
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You may be an Obama supporter, but are you really willing to support others who will be given your tax money to provide them with health insurance? Your rates go up to support them and your annual deductible amount goes up, too. This isn’t for a single year, but will go on forever if obamacare is not repealed. Since the Democrats will not join the effort, join with us in voting Republican to get enough people in office who want to repeal the law. Vote your pocketbook, not some ideology you have accepted. Remember, it’s your money. This situation is hardly different from being assigned to support an illegal alien.
38 weeks ago
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The University of Virginia, which initially supported Obamacare, has also dropped spousal care, saving 7.3 million dollars.
48 weeks ago
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Dependency or revolutionary ideology? I raised the question here, noting Michelle Obama's interest in black supremacy. Very pan-African and blatantly fascist. Oh well. See http://clarespark.com/2013/02/25/potus-michelle-and-the-end-of-the-democratic-republic/.
48 weeks ago
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The editors of the Times are "held captive by the idea of Obama the savior?" Please. The editors of the Times are hardcore Marxists. There is nothing starry eyed about them, they are not followers. They know exactly where Obama is taking us and REVEL in the destruction wrought. Same for the editors at NBCABCCBSCNN. The long march through the institutions has been achieved and there will be no deviation from the agenda. Final destination? America Dead!
48 weeks ago
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Love the two new words I just learned! Adumbration and ensorcell. Great article.
48 weeks ago
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“In an effort to maintain premiums at or below current cost,” Andrew McGowan, a U.P.S. spokesman, said, “U.P.S. made a change that affects a limited number of employees.”

Also, Mr. Kimball conveniently left out the fact that UPS "will stop providing health care coverage to their spouses who can obtain coverage through their own employers"

It funny how you can make an article sound when you selectively pick quotes. I view it as dishonest blogging. I would not dignify this trash as journalism. I doubt anyone here would bother to actually read the actual source of this article.
48 weeks ago
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The author didn't make any deceptive comments.

The changes made are that UPS disallowed coverage to the spouses of employees who could obtain coverage through their own employees. This affected a limited number of employees, not all of the employees.
48 weeks ago
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For now. It is not hard to see where that is going, though. I wonder if UPS maintains two health care pools. One for employees and another for dependents and spouses. The latter pool usually has higher premiums.
48 weeks ago
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This power grab called the Affordable Care Act seems to be collapsing because of its own obesity, just as this criminal conspiracy called the Obama Administration appears to be suffering from the same inner turmoil that brings down all entities dependent upon the secrecy of its members. People start talking out of fear and self-preservation. There's no honor among thieves.
48 weeks ago
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Sits back with popcorn and waits for the screams of the "millennials" getting raped by Obamacare.

HEY ASSHOLES! YOU VOTED TO GET RAPED!
48 weeks ago
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That's a fact. I have no sympathy for them. However, if they can overcome their bias they can help themselves financially by voting Republican in the mid-term. If they vote Democrat they will continue getting the beating they have earned.
48 weeks ago
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My God! Doesn't anyone, anywhere understand what insurance is and what it does? Pro or anti, no one seems to know that insurance rates are regulated by the states (quite tightly I might add) and are driven by actual cost?

Insurance has nothing to do with health care... nothing. It is but a way to level out the cost. If you get turned down for a procedure, you didn't buy that feature in your policy... It is never about Them stealing from US.


Adding all these administrative functions has to add cost, damit.

Someone down post actually decried Pharmacy Manufacturers GROSS PROFIT being as high as 20%. First it is gross margin and profit is return on risk, risk not taken by the mooks. 20% gross is probably 7-10% net, net net, with which to pay dividends to pension funds.

Get a grip, folk, get a grip.
48 weeks ago
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"Adding all these administrative functions has to add cost, damit."
And those will be low-intellignce government jobs which will be filled by more of Obama' Peeps.
Enjoy trying to explain to Moweesha and Frowashsa how they don't have your birthday correct, so you can't get any treatment because you can't show them matching ID.
Let the hilarity commence. (Unless, of course, you're really sick. Then you're screwed).
Especially since what we've always expected (that blacks want us all dead), have now been thoroughly proven.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2013/08/20/slain-australian-college-baseball-player-mourned-on-2-continents/2677787/
48 weeks ago
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If you're economically illiterate, you're going to have a hard time understanding the whole mess. And we've raised a lot of people to be economically illiterate and credulous of whatever claims our politicians make.

48 weeks ago
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At the same time the killing spree by Obama “sons” (dependent?) continues even though it’s not reported on by the MSM.

Spokane, WA – 89-year old WWII vet (white) beaten to death by two black assailants.
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