Obamacare will not work for the average person. Only those who get an exemption, like the members of Congress and their staff last week, will be able to afford Obamacare. It’s not meant to work. It’s designed to create big government, not help people. It’s designed to control people, not help them. It’s designed to take over 1/5th of the country, not provide health insurance. It is not working as advertised. Do what you can to oppose it.
The Bishop E.W. Jackson speaks out against the Democratic Party, saying that it is antithetical to those of us who are Christians. I’ve been saying it for years, how can the party that cherishes killing the unborn have anything to do with the Light of the World? How can the party that recognize two men in an unholy relationship have anything to do with the ONE who said it was an abomination to Him? How can the party the cherishes every level of sinful and rebellious behavior have anything to do with the One who submitted Himself to the death of the cross out of humble obedience?
The Democratic Party and Christianity are incompatible with one another. Christians should leave the party and not vote for those who stand with them.
Here is the Bishop E.W. Jackson saying the same thing from his perspective as a black Christian. I truly am encouraged by his words. Even though he is speaking mainly to black Christians, he reminds us that we need to stand with God, not some political party or candidate. God is the One who will take care of us, not the fallen government. Speaking of which see the second video in which Dr. Barbara Beller points out just how ridiculous it is for us to think that Obamacare will take care anyone at all.
AS if this should surprise us. A report just out shows that Obamacare is far worse than we feared. In other words, costs are going to skyrocket for everyone and everybody and the healthcare is going to get worse. Thanks a lot you liberal loving loonies. Here I am trying to make it in the world, barely doing so financially with the cost of health insurance as it is, and you hopey changey people have gone and changed things so bad, it’s only going to get worse. Were I not more inclined to following the leading of the Holy Spirit, I might go off the deep end on you libs… especially those claiming to be Christians at the same time (How? You are asking the government to provide as if the government was God. The government only does a few things well, break things and mess things up. Now they are in charge of our health care… thanks Libs.).
Here are some of the highlights of Obamacareless according to the washingtonexaminer.com
» Obamacare won’t decrease health care costs for the government. According to Medicare’s actuary, it will increase costs. The same is likely to happen for privately funded health care.
» As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama’s promise that it wouldn’t. This means that tax dollars will be used to pay for a procedure millions of Americans across the political spectrum view as immoral. Supposedly, the Department of Health and Human Services will bar abortion coverage with new regulations but these will likely be tied up for years in litigation, and in the end may not survive the court challenge.
» Obamacare won’t allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like. By Obama’s estimates, as many as 69 percent of employees, 80 percent of small businesses, and 64 percent of large businesses will be forced to change coverage, probably to more expensive plans.
» Obamacare will increase insurance premiums — in some places, it already has. Insurers, suddenly forced to cover clients’ children until age 26, have little choice but to raise premiums, and they attribute to Obamacare’s mandates a 1 to 9 percent increase. Obama’s only method of preventing massive rate increases so far has been to threaten insurers.
» Obamacare will force seasonal employers — especially the ski and amusement park industries — to pay huge fines, cut hours, or lay off employees.
» Obamacare forces states to guarantee not only payment but also treatment for indigent Medicaid patients. With many doctors now refusing to take Medicaid (because they lose money doing so), cash-strapped states could be sued and ordered to increase reimbursement rates beyond their means.
» Obamacare imposes a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small business. It will require them to mail IRS 1099 tax forms to every vendor from whom they make purchases of more than $600 in a year, with duplicate forms going to the Internal Revenue Service. Like so much else in the 2,500-page bill, our senators and representatives were apparently unaware of this when they passed the measure.
» Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Obamacare-is-even-worse-than-critics-thought-960772-103571664.html#ixzz10McevFJi
BTW, that last one should really lead to BHO’s ouster. When the apathetic idiots on the left don’t get their tax refund, they will start paying attention to the bozo they paid for. Have you figured out how mad I am about this? You stupid libs and your socialist polices are affecting ME. I can barely make ends meet now, and your feel good, tax only the wealthy (but in reality, tax everyone more) policies are costing me. It’s everything I can do to stay calm. I better step away from the computer and take a deep breath.
Obama, you can keep the change.
Since Neil has been so busy, here is a quick round up!
Drudge Reports: Blow to O, Mo says No!
In other words, Missouri has told BHO “No!” when it comes to Obamacare. this is really good news. They had a popular vote on this issue and 70 percent of the people said “no.” This really is in his face.
“The citizens of the Show-Me State don’t want Washington involved in their health care decisions,” said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.
Walter Williams weighs in on racial profiling.
Is an individual’s race or sex useful for guessing about other unseen characteristics? Suppose gambling becomes legal for an Olympic event such as the 100-meter sprint. I wouldn’t place a bet on an Asian or white runner. Why? Blacks who trace their ancestry to West Africa, including black Americans, hold more than 95 percent of the top times in sprinting. That’s not to say an Asian or white can never win but I know the correlations and I’m playing the odds. If women were permitted to be in the sprint event with men, I’d still put my money on a black male. Does that make me a sexist as well as a racist?
What about when a black hails a taxicab and the driver passes him up and picks up a white passenger down the street? Is that racism? Many people assume that it is but it might not be any different from a physician using race and sex as an estimator for some other characteristic. Ten years ago, a black D.C. commissioner warned cabbies, most of whom are black, against picking up dangerous-looking passengers. She described dangerous-looking as a “young black guy … with shirttail hanging down longer than his coat, baggy pants, unlaced tennis shoes.” She also warned cabbies to stay away from low-income black neighborhoods. Cabbies themselves have developed other profiling criteria.
There is no sense of justice or decency that a law-abiding black person should suffer the indignity being passed up. At the same time, a taxicab driver has a right to earn a living without being robbed, assaulted and possibly murdered. One of the methods to avoid victimization is to refuse to pick up certain passengers in certain neighborhoods or passengers thought to be destined for certain neighborhoods. Again, a black person is justifiably angered when refused service but that anger should be directed toward the criminals who prey on cabbies.
Not every choice based on race represents racism and if you think so, you risk misidentifying and confusing human behavior. The Rev. Jesse Jackson once said, “There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
Texas A&M May Still Go to the SEC in 2013
I found this over at the 12th Man website. Here’s hoping.
I just received an e-mail from a very trusted source who told me that A&M will be joining the SEC in 2013. This would be tremendous news if true. A progressive move like this from the administration would really shock me. The move to the SEC would change the recruiting dynamic in the state. It would allow A&M to offer Texans an in-state option to compete in the best conference in the country. If texas does not follow (which I do not expect them to do), then it would also separate the two schools in different conferences for the first time in their histories. I hope this information proves to be correct, because road trips to Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Starkville, and Tuscaloosa beat the hell out of Lubbock and Stillwater.
Best Pelosi Rendition
I had to throw some humor in there.
Agnostics Take On Atheists
Finally, there is commentary over at the Aquila Report by Al Mohler on the New Agnostics, who are as fervent about “non knowing” as the new atheists are about “knowing for certain there isn’t” a God. It is almost humorous to see the agnostics distancing themselves from the New Atheists. Mohler writes:
Huxley defined agnosticism in terms of his principle that no one should claim objective knowledge “unless he can produce evidence which logically justifies that certainty.” In Huxley’s view, this principle of thought rules out any form of theism. At the same time, it supposedly renders atheism unnecessary. In the view of Huxley, atheism actually conceded too much to theism, for it seemed to allow that some adequate evidence for or against the existence of God might be brought forward.Rosenbaum takes this argument a step forward. Atheists, he insists, actually “display a credulous and childlike faith, [and] worship a certainty as yet unsupported by evidence — the certainty that they can or will be able to explain how and why the universe came into existence.”Thus, Rosenbaum wants “a distinct identity for agnosticism, to hold it apart from the certitudes of both theism and atheism.” This is not a small project.“Let’s get one thing straight,” he insists: “Agnosticism is not some kind of weak-tea atheism. Agnosticism is not atheism or theism. It is radical skepticism, doubt in the possibility of certainty, opposition to the unwarranted certainties that atheism and theism offer.”At this point Rosenbaum’s argument gets really interesting. He accuses the New Atheists of intolerance and their own form of heresy-hunting, and ridicules them for their untenable faith that all the big questions can be answered with satisfaction by science. The New Atheists, he laments, “seemed to have stopped thinking since their early grade-school science fair triumphs.”
But don’t get too excited. The New Agnostics don’t like Theists either.
I found this at Hot Air. Michelle Bachmann revealed some of the conservative Republicans plans if they regain the House come November. The one that was music to my ears is that she said the House will not fund Obamacare. This will save the country countless billions in money we don’t have, and keep the government out of our medical records. I know that the House alone will not be able to repeal Obamacare, but this too, needs to be done so that in the future, when the American public forgets what socialist Democrats have become, and puts them back in power, they cannot decide to fund it.
BTW, just because I’m opposed to Obamacare, does not mean that I’m evil. I know the Libs always try to make that jump by saying that people who oppose Obamacare don’t want the poor to have health insurance. This is not true. What I don’t want is the government taxing the income I use to pay for my health care, to pay for theirs. Come 2011, that is exactly what will happen and we will have less money than we already do.
This means that those of us who are trying to work, trying to be gainfully employed, will have to pay for those who don’t want health insurance or don’t want to work. I don’t feel sorry for the lazy and the Bible condemns laziness time and time again. Therefore, they should not have the benefits of life that the rest of us have to work for.
Since Elisa was having her gall bladder removed, I got to spend a lot of time in the waiting room of the general hospital here in Jackson. For some reason, the doctors schedule all patients to be operated on for the day to arrive at… 6:45 a.m. and then migrate to the waiting room for their 2 p.m. operation, which doesn’t really occur until 6:10 p.m. You can see how this wonderful system endears our hearts to the current medical profession. We are waiting on the edge of our waiting room seats to see how things will get drastically worse under Obamacare.
But I digress. Needless to say, Mr. Grumpypants was in full force there in the waiting room yesterday as we, Elisa and I along with about 60 other grumpy people, tried to endure the Medical Purgatory. I tried to think of ways to make the waiting room a bit more enjoyable. So the following are my suggestions to the medical community, the high priests of Darvocet, on how they can make our time there more palatable. Given that we are ascribing theological metaphors to this posts, I’m sure the high priests of Darvocet will merely laugh, and do just the opposite.
- This one is really simple. If our surgery is scheduled for 2 p.m., don’t make us show up at 6:45 a.m. In fact, schedule us for 2 p.m. since you will probably not be ready to operate on us at the scheduled time.
- Put all the waiting rooms in a central location, and divide up the areas in the waiting room as: ESPN area, Foxnews area, the blithering idiot area for all of those who watch CNN/MSNBC/ABC, etc., the Oprah area… out in the parking lot, the weather channel watchers… in the OTHER parking lot (after all, who needs the weather when the temperature in the hospital is a chilly 56 degrees year around).
- Make the doctors or hospital board members come around and explain why they are running so late. Don’t leave it up to some low-level hospital employee. If you are charging what you are charging, get your butts out of the office and met the customer.
- Try to have a few functioning coffee makers up and running. Don’t make us buy that expensive stuff down in the cafeteria.
Those are just a few ideas that might improve matters at the hospital. I know it’s a big institution, but it’s still a business and we are the customers. As long as Obamacare has reached down and grabbed a hold of you yet, you might remember that. After Obamacare gets implemented, we’ll all drive to Mexico for coverage.
I better get back up there and reclaim my lovely bride. She should almost be ready to check out. Given your slowness to process the situation, I should be home 7 or 8 hours from now, even though the hospital is 5 minutes from my home.
Finally, a law suit has been filed that seeks to stop Obamacare. According to WND:
The newest legal brief in a court challenge to “Obamacare,” the president’s nationalization of health care, says the Constitution simply doesn’t allow the federal government to demand a payment for not doing something.
It challenges the government’s plan to force individuals to buy health-care insurance and pay for abortions, among other issues, or be penalized. It was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and seeks an injunction to halt the plan.
Good deal. We need to fight this intrusion into our privacy and rights at every level, even in the courts. Given that the often touted Canadian health-care system is in financial distress, we might as well stop our plan before it bilks us for billions of wasted money and leads to financial distress as well. Not a single socialist system has worked yet, why the Left wants to continue to push us that way is beyond me.
Here are a few more quotes:
“This case is about the fundamental relationship between the power of the federal government, which is limited by the Constitution, and the liberty interests of those it governs,” said the brief, filed just days ago. “Defendants’ explanation of the national health care problems this country is facing and the efforts by the federal government to provide solutions to them through the Health Care Reform is, at the end of the day, beside the point.
“No matter how convinced defendants may be that the challenged Health Care Reform Act is in the public interest, their political objectives can only be accomplished in accordance with the Constitution.”
The brief said, “Defendants’ arguments ultimately claim for the federal government the power to force all Americans … to engage in a commercial transaction in which they otherwise would not engage. … Defendants do not – because they cannot – refute plaintiffs’ claim that if the federal government does possess such power, then it also has the power to force private citizens ‘to engage in [other] affirmative acts, under penalty of law, such as taking vitamins, losing weight, joining health clubs, buying a GMC truck, or purchasing an AIG insurance policy.’”
“We can’t just roll over and accept it as a fait accompi. That’s what I think the president, Pelosi and Reid thought would happen,” Pataki said. “We’re going to fight, mobilize and get this repealed.”
Pataki, who served three terms as New York’s governor, from 1995 to 2007, said he hopes to raise $15-20 million this year to run Revere America, which is being organized as a tax-exempt lobbying group. He said the effort will target the online and social media communities, though some of the funding will also cover national ads targeting the law for repeal.
“We want to get at least 1 million signatures and e-mail addresses from people across the country who believe that Obamacare should be repealed,” he said.
Tea Party leaders said Pataki’s effort could bolster opposition to the new law and that they would have their eye on any efforts for a grassroots push against the overhaul.
“Everything we do would complement that effort,” said Eric Odom, administrator for TaxDayTeaParty.com. “We would absolutely without question promote it, encourage our base to get involved.”
RUSH: Jim in Rapids City, South Dakota, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, I was able to get through to my Democrat Senator, Tim Johnson, yesterday, as well as our Democrat only congresswoman, Herseth Sandlin, and in both cases I was treated to a little contemptuous, young intern who’s basically talking from talking points and trying to school me as to what I should be saying and what I should be doing. It was amazing. And I’m an RN, I’m someone who’s been in the field and I was able to rebuff every one of their talking points. One of the talking points from Johnson’s aide was, “It’s no different than buying car insurance.” And I said, “Excuse me, I don’t have to buy a car, I’m being forced to buy health insurance if I move or change my position.” And his point was, “Well, you know, that’s the way it is.” And I said, “Tim Johnson bills himself as a moderate, fiscal conservative. What is fiscally conservative about this health care, Obamacare? I don’t understand it.” And I raised this question as I left. “We will boot both of these people out as being frauds. They bill themselves as Blue Dog Democrat centrist fiscal conservatives. There is nothing fiscally conservative or constitutional about what these people are doing. They’ve tied their boat to this radical administration and I seriously have doubts. This vote is taking them far, far to the left, and they’re afraid to do anything. And I only say, hey, get some religion and jump ship and admit you’re wrong.” And that was kind of where I left it. But I was treated with such contempt. And here I’m a guy who’s been in nursing –
RUSH: Well, you know what? I’m glad it happened to you because you’re looked at with contempt by these people every day, and you finally got to experience it firsthand.
CALLER: We’re all going to experience it firsthand. If we get treated to health care the way we get treated to the DMV and post office, wake up America, this is not –
RUSH: America has awakened.
CALLER: Well, I don’t know what to say. I’m at a loss for words because I’m so frustrated, Rush, and I’m sure you are, too, and you do a great job of maintaining your composure –
RUSH: Well, yeah, we’re all frustrated, but I’m glad you had the experience. By the way, I need to ask you a question. Are you saying Ken or Tim Johnson?
CALLER: Tim Johnson. He’s the fellow who, sadly, had a stroke and –
RUSH: Yeah, yeah. You didn’t talk to him, right?
CALLER: No, I talked to his aide.
RUSH: Yeah, you talked to some intern who’s got talking points front of him, and if they’re still using this auto insurance argument, those are requirements from state to state to state. It is not a federal government requirement. If that’s what they’re using — and they’ve tried using that as an analogy for months on this now — it’s empty; it’s full of holes; it’s specious. You’re right to have told this guy, “What you’re doing is unconstitutional.” There is no allowance for the federal government to mandate that any citizen buy anything and then fine them and put them in jail if they don’t buy it, which is what this bill does along with many other disastrous things.
Noah Webster, the “Father of American Scholarship and Education,” stated, “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed. … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”
In 1789, during the same time when the First Amendment was written, then-President George Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which states, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”
Does anyone not know what the term “forever” means? Can any member of the SBOE or any other state board of education be penalized for agreeing with America’s Founding Fathers?
My personal warning to educational tyranny and tyrants is this: It’s best not to test or mess with Texas. If you thought we fought hard for the Alamo, wait until you see what we can do for the right to educate our children. You can hide behind your No. 2 pencils, but our branding irons will find your tail sides.