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September 9, 2013 - 7:18 am
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In 2006, then-Governor Phil Bredesen signed CoverTennessee into law giving thousands of people not purged off TennCare access to some type of health care. It not only helped small business owners, but also struggling families and children.

Fast forward to today the state says the looming Affordable Care Act means the program has to go away because it doesn’t meet new federal guidelines that begin January 1st.

16,000 Tennesseans are currently enrolled.

For Gordon, who suffers from chronic back and neck problems, it means worrying about how affordable anything else will be.

“I guess that all of us have is what is it going to cost us?” he said.

On August 11, 2009, Obama said: “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.”

He lied. Tennessee is far from the only state to see Obamacare destroy its health care system.

Now Obama wants us to trust him on a matter of war and peace, when the efficacy of bombing Syria is questionable and it’s still debatable who used the chemical weapons on August 20. Both sides in that war are alleged to have used chemical weapons. Obama only cares about the crimes of one side. Both sides include enemies of the United States. Obama only cares about striking one side. Obama has never come clean about many serious questions, including the IRS abuse of his critics, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi (no arrests, one year later), and why he wanted pro-American Hosni Mubarak out of power in Egypt when the obvious consequence of that would be the election of the Muslim Brotherhood. His government still called the jihadist attack at Fort Hood “workplace violence.”

On Syria he promises limited strikes and no American boots on the ground. Like his Obamacare promises, he cannot guarantee any of this. Wars have a way of growing themselves rapidly. Russia, China and Iran are backing Syria and could get drawn into war if we strike. If we strike, Syria could order Hizballah to attack Israel. Iran is threatening to unleash terrorists in Iraq if we strike. Syria itself could shoot down American aircraft, forcing rescue missions at the very least.

Barack Obama has no credibility. On any issue. Because of his own choices and tactics.

 

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Well,it was a "pile" alright....but it smelled a lot worse than mere empty promises
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The Facts: Monday's truth as reported by Shadowstats, read 'em and weep.
Unemployment - August 2013
ShadowStat's John Williams: 'Seriously Deteriorating Unemployment Trends Have Solidified'
Monday, 09 Sep 2013 08:53 AM
By Dan Weil (moneynews.com 9/9/2013)
The August jobs report pointed to weakness in the economy, even though payrolls rose 169,000 and the unemployment rate dipped to a 4 ½-year low of 7.3 percent, according to the "John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics" newsletter.
"Given recognized margins of error, ... neither [of those statistics] was meaningful by itself," he writes. "Yet, seriously deteriorating unemployment trends have solidified."
The drop in the unemployment rate didn't result from strong hiring, Williams notes. Rather it stems from job seekers giving up and leaving the work force.
The economic outlook has not changed, although the economic downside may be picking up a little more credibility with consensus forecasters," he states.
The labor force participation rate slumped to a 35-year low of 63.2 percent last month.
"The nature of reported declines in the headline unemployment rate is symptomatic of an imploding economy," Williams proclaims.
As for payrolls, they are still 1.9 million jobs shy of the pre-recession high, he explains. And payroll gains were revised downward for June and July. "Net of prior-period revisions, the monthly [August] gain would have been 95,000," Williams claims.
"The story from the August labor data is that the economy has not recovered, that it is not about to recover and that it is turning down anew."
Another economist left unimpressed by the employment data is Peter Morici, professor of international business at the University of Maryland.
The 169,000 payroll gain is "about half of what we would need under normal circumstances, and we're not even normal in circumstances," he tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview.
"A good deal of those jobs, about three-fourths, were part-time positions. Essentially employers are dividing up full-time jobs and creating multiple part-time jobs."
Does every American understand this shift to "the collective?" After all, "The Collective" claimed "full employment," too!!! Pray. Amen. America's workforce is now permanently characterized by "structural" unemployment vs. "cyclical." This last is corrected for in the short term, whereas "structural" hasn't any correction...like in a "collective!!!" wake-up Amerika!!!
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