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April 1, 2014 - 2:17 pm
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Before getting to the speech itself, it’s worth noting a few things.

When the Democrats passed and Barack Obama signed Obamacare, the majority opposed it. About 56%, in fact. A majority have consistently opposed that law ever since.

The Obama administration touted 7 million sign-ups by March 31 as “success.” When that goal appeared to be unreachable, the administration suggested that maybe 5 or 6 million would be enough. Now, as if by magic, they have their number. Somehow.

All along, the administration has touted false numbers of enrollees. All along, the administration has neglected to admit that Obamacare is causing millions of Americans to lose their insurance, as they were forced to admit that they knew it would.

A simple bit of math shows that even if there are 7 million legitimate sign-ups, there are between 5 and 6 million who lost their healthcare because of Obamacare. What’s the net number? How many of these have even paid their premiums? And how many of them are now facing steeper deductibles?

Premiums are not going down. Access has not been expanded. Provider networks are shrinking, reducing choice. These are all consequences of Obamacare. The president mentioned none of it.

The Obama administration is also neglecting to admit that their law is killing jobs. It is strangling hiring. It is killing the work ethic that built this country. The CBO estimates that we will lose the equivalent of more than 2 million jobs’ worth of work hours. Small businesses say that Obamacare is keeping them from expanding their businesses, and keeping them from hiring and growing their workforces. They also say that Obamacare is forcing them to cut hours, which translates into lost wages, for millions of workers. Obama mentioned none of that.

But most importantly, the Obama administration is not admitting that it used naked, brute force to coerce Americans into signing up for Obamacare. Failing to sign up can get the IRS, with its auditors and armed agents, unleashed on you. When faced with that prospect, sure, it’s not all that hard to persuade people to do what you want. It’s a lesson that feudal chiefs, tyrants, pirates and bandits learned a long time ago.

The 7 million that President Obama touted today is a false number, he knows that it is a false number, and he knows that it is based on the threat of force. In fact, his administration couldn’t even give a solid number until today. How convenient.

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Obama said that now that his law is the law of the land, it cannot be repealed.

Good thing to remember when a liberal starts talking about the need to change/repeal the 2nd Amendment. It's the law of the land and here to stay, just like Obamacare.
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Look, you could say that about anything. The standard phrase is "Life goes on." Drive down a street where someone was killed in a fall yesterday and everything looks the same. This is what you express.

In other words, "What difference does it make?" You reflect Hillary's sentiment.

It makes a difference. That it does not impact you so it's OK is something like Hillary too.

It makes a difference. To many, it makes a lot of difference. "Wreaks havoc" is not too strong if you can tell the difference between "could have been" and "is". That's pretty hard for lefties, but conservatives should be able to keep the contrast straight, and they should be able to articulate it convincingly.
34 weeks ago
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Un-American? This country elected Barak Obama president – twice. He’s been saying the same stuff for a while now…not even bothering to make his lies even remotely plausible anymore.

The country doesn’t seem terribly upset. His popularity is low, but there’s no outrage aside from we on the right. The media accepts and parrots blatantly fake numbers without challenge. Stewart and Colbert make sure the low-information voters love the President. DeGeneris and Ray make sure the women are on board.

Sadly, I’m not sure Obama delivered an Un-American speech…maybe it would have been Un-American in the past…but I’ve come to think that’s what America has become today. I try to stay optimistic…but I think we lost the war.
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When little Bobby can't afford the latest iPod because his daddy lost his job because of Obamacare, the torch will be lit.
33 weeks ago
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No, he'll steal one of be issued one - the meltdown won't happen until the TV systems (cable, DSL, Sat) go dark; then there'll be bloodshed.
33 weeks ago
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My God man,do you think commrad Jarrett would actualy allow the lawn jockey to tell lies.(sarc. off)
34 weeks ago
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Obama said that now that his law is the law of the land, it cannot be repealed.

Good thing to remember when a liberal starts talking about the need to change/repeal the 2nd Amendment. It's the law of the land and here to stay, just like Obamacare.
34 weeks ago
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Yeah, remember how we couldn't repeal slavery? Or prohibition? Or change the rules regarding senatorial election? Those laws, man, they just can't be altered, unless you have the Telephone of Authority and the Pen of Almighty Sovereignship.
34 weeks ago
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Not when Attorney Generals and Supreme Courts "evolve" on their resolve to support Law and The Constitution...

We are living under a New Kind of Dictatorship;

One where massive tenticles of "independent tyranny" rule everything in our lives... where laws are made up on the fly, changed, ignored or enforced upon the whim of whatever that Particular Tenticle feels at the moment....

SWAT Teams for a minor offence, Amnesty for a Murder...

Leave a TOOL (like a utility knife) among many other TOOLS that could unjure someone if misused (like maybe a hammer? ) in a TOOL box in your WORK TRUCK....in one place its legal, unremarkable, normal, impossible to question...

Then have your kid drive that pick-up to SCHOOL...and somehow, they've granted themselves The Powers of Legislation, the UNQUESTIONABLE right to write Criminal Law, to summon the Police to force an arrest, and to press charges...over a common tool, in a common tool box, for no other reason than they CAN.

We live under a New Form of Tyranny...it is everywhere at once
34 weeks ago
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Democrats have found the solution to the problem that the inevitable recession may fall near the end of your term. Simply take a recession that began in a Republican's term, and make sure we never recover. Then they can blame the bad economy on that Republican.

It might work. It did for FDR.

(PS - No, I don't think they did it on purpose. They really believe this stuff.)
34 weeks ago
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The true cost of Obamacare and the havoc it will cause in the health insurance market, will not occur until after the 2014 elections when the employer mandate kicks in. Because the number of young subscribers is undoubtedly low, the policy rates will raise and many of the "7 million" enrollees will be unable to afford the ACA ( what an oxymoron!) so the number of uninsured will raise. This is a classic "cluster F---k".
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As early as months before he was first elected, I referred to Obama as America's Hugo Chavez. At times I wondered if I wasn't over-the-top with that analogy, but I'm not. Within the context of what America is, was, and is supposed to be, Obama is indeed "our" Hugo Chavez.
34 weeks ago
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Yes, Hugo Chavez with a crease in his pants.
33 weeks ago
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This is now a free stuff country. Nothing else matters and this is no longer issues oriented or anything like that.

The polling shows a shift in the rat direction in races and trends around the country. Forget facts, truth, evidence, morality or justice.

There is now a ruling majority of people on free stuff or committed to victimology. Enjoy what you have left while it lasts.
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Will Obamacare be repealed or won't it? Will Congress fund it or won't it? Will the web site be fixed or not? Blah, blah, blah. We the people just need to do what we need to do and Democrats be damned. Resist. Refuse. Revolt. EXEMPT OURSELVES! We did not comply with Prohibition and we simply should not comply with Obamacare. For religious reasons. For privacy reasons. For the cause of liberty and freedom and in protest of the idea that the federal government (under one party rule, no less), can force private citizens to purchase anything with our own money. Are we citizens or subjects? Mice or (wo)men? Just say NO to socialism and to the corrupt, unionized, far left IRS: the gestapo of America's political class. Afraid of arrest? not to worry! After all, the federal government ignores millions of illegals who are breaking U.S. immigration law every day. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. All we have to do is just say no to a scheme we all know is un-American and a violation of our most basic founding fundamentals of privacy, self reliance, limited government and individual freedom.
How To Opt Out Of Obamacare. Know your options and become savvy self-pay patients. Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. They function similar to insurance, and are probably the best alternative to conventional health insurance. There are four of them, at least that I know of. Three are open only to practicing Christians (Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry) while a fourth, Liberty HealthShare, is open to anyone who agrees with their ethical commitment to religious liberty. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured. From the article by Sean Parnell http://thefederalist. com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/#.Up9MwGKiM_o.email
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When the Democrat Congress was ramming this abomination through Congress, we were told there were 47 million Americans without health insurance. Now, after they destroyed what was the best health care system in the world, there are 40 million Americans without health insurance.
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I keep wondering if the 7 million number is as true as: If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare, period. Or is it as true as Sen. Angus King's statement that there is no such thing as Obamacare. Leftists have a magical way of seeing hallucinating about what is reality.
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