Remember when Obama proudly claimed he liked the name “Obamacare“? Gosh how things have changed!
It seems that cannot get away from either the name “Affordable Care and Patient Care Act” or “Obamacare“, because neither is affordable nor is it patient care.
In order to deflect attention away from the disaster that is “Obamacare”, the Senate today lit the Nuclear Option and did away with the filibuster option. Essentially eliminating a 200 year Senate rule. It discriminates against the minority. The way the socialist democrats did it was deceptive and reasoned with lies.
What a difference eight years and a Senate majority makes. Back in 2005, Senate Democrats (including Barack Obama) were in the minority – and dead-set against a Republican plan to allow judicial nominations to proceed to an up-or-down vote based on a simple majority. The so-called nuclear option, warned Obama and others, would have the Founders spinning in their graves and usher in a tyranny of the majority in the world’s greatest deliberative body.
Read more from Reason.tv here.
This action by the socialist democrats is just another in a long line of bad policies being shoved down the people’s throat. They’ve taken the voice of the minority away from millions of people. But this is a distraction away from the disaster that is Obamacare. Remember that Obama said it as much, and just like the Bloomberg reasoning that a 32oz soda is bad for you, the government will make your decisions as to what’s healthy, or not. From Obama’s own words:
They’re going to have to give up paying for things that don’t make them healthier. And I — speaking as an American, I think that’s the kind of change you want.
Why would we want to pay for things that don’t work, that aren’t making us healthier? And here’s what I’m confident about: If doctors and patients have the best information about what works and what doesn’t, then they’re going to want to pay for what works. If there’s a blue pill and a red pill and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that’s going to make you well?
Read more at Twitchy.com here.
Already, the individual mandate has forced the cancellation of over 5 million individual healthcare policies. If each policy was insuring a family of 4, then we are looking at over 20 million people that are now going to be uninsured. Some of those people losing their insurance will have preexisting conditions. Some people receiving cancer treatments may find themselves in insurance limbo. Putting them at risk of bankruptcy because they have no insurance for the treatments they need.
Obama waived the employer mandate for a year. They knew the employer mandate would force insurance companies to cancel over 100 million employer based health insurance policies. Assuming that each policy could have both spouse and dependents insured, we could be looking at well over 400 million people uninsured in this country.
Obama claims that you can shop for a new plan, with a better deal; however, what people are learning is the affordable care act is not so affordable. There’s basic economics behind that. Obamacare is designed as a huge wealth redistribution system where the rich will pay the most for insurance. Not only that, but the law also burdens young people with higher insurance premiums. The law assumes they will be healthier and their higher insurance rates will help pay for the elderly and the sick.
It’s the slice of the pie argument that Michelle Obama spoke about:
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Read more at the Weekly Standard here.
This is what we in the Tea Party has been talking about for over 5 years. We saw this coming by their very words. It’s the classic story of robbing Peter to pay Paul. This is the Robinhood mentality where you take from others, to give to others.
Of course this was tried in the Soviet Union and it failed miserably. This government doesn’t want to you make your own pies, they want to the only pie maker. Where ever socialism has been tried, it has always ended badly.
It is all a lie. The President of the United States of America, lied! Lied to the American people and Obama is only sorry that he got caught in his lie. He thought he could “bamboozle” his way through his lie. Even the doting lapdog media lied for Obama, until it became obvious to the media that they are not immunized from the disease of this fascist regime.
You get the government you voted for.
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