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Fathered by lies

Obamacare: “a debacle, wrapped in a catastrophe, shrouded in a disaster.”

Wormtongue’s signature “achievement” doesn’t even help the people it was supposed to, the low-income without health insurance. That was just one of his many lies.

And we’re stuck with it. Thanks to the crooked incompetents who are our political elite. Obamacare is a fine example of the continuing decline of the American empire. But what could you expect from the likes of Hillary, Barack, Kerry, Biden, Schumer, Boxer, Waxman, Reid, Pelosi, Kagan, etc.? Not to mention Boehner, McCain, Rubio, and so forth.

And, of course, we get what we deserve: Time was when Obamacare would have sparked a revolution. Now people just yawn and change the channel. It’s hard to get too upset about anything when you have enough to eat, clothes to wear, and air conditioning—and the entertainment choices keep proliferating.

Now I know how my grandfather felt in the 1930s watching the country being dragged down by FDR and his band of Stalin-lovers. A pox on all of them, I say, of both parties, without exception. May they never recover from the guilt and shame of skewering their country in the name of power-lust, expediency and corruption.

UPDATE:  Even the title of Affordable Care Act is a sham, as it has driven health insurance premiums up and up. There are more uninsured, too.

Our new gun-controlling surgeon general

With Obamalot, it’s politics all the way down. Comes now a young (36 years old) nominee for U.S. Surgeon General who would seem to have little medical experience. Ah, but he has plenty of the political kind and that’s what counts.

“Since 2008, Murthy has dedicated his career to achieving a political agenda, forming groups like Doctors for America, which has lobbied heavily for ObamaCare. Miraculously enough, that political campaign seems to have now paid off and earned him this nomination.”

Bet that’s one non-profit the IRS didn’t harass. Apparently Murthy also is a prominent anti-gunner, which is why the NRA opposes his nomination:

“A recent letter sent to Congress by ‘Doctors for America,’ and signed by Dr. Murthy, urges mandatory licensing ‘for anyone purchasing guns and ammunition—including mandatory firearm safety training and testing.’  Under Dr. Murthy’s scheme, further regulations would place ‘limits on the purchase of ammunition,’ and establish a ‘mandatory waiting period of at least 48 hours.'”

Gee, now why do I think this guy is being nominated primarily to help promote more federal gun control? At a time when thousands of gun owners in New York and Connecticut already are risking their lives defying  new state gun-registration laws. As Maryland‘s anti-gunner legislature considers a gun-confiscation scheme. And a nascent pushback from the police gets under way.

UPDATE:  Well, that’s a relief. The nomination is “troubled” and even the White House, whose principal occupant’s approval is down in 30s percent, is backing off on pushing Murthy. Under the bus with him!

Democrats want you to vote for them early and often

Wormtongue’s “justice” department apparently is convinced that voter id laws, such as the one we have here in Texas, are racist. Because, well, uh, somehow minorities (particularly blacks) are just unable to obtain such an id.

Even here in Texas where the state actually offers them free for voting. All you have to do is bring in an old electric bill to prove you live in Texas.

Meanwhile, back in North Carolina where the NAACP is holding anti-voter id protests, you’re required to have a photo id to come along and wave a sign. Yep. You’re required to have a photo id to protest voter id.

“Of course, to [get into a federal building anywhere], you’ll need at some point to verify your identity. Indeed, to do just about anything these days, you need to verify your identity — except vote, where in blue regions of the country, dead or alive, you’re more than welcome to vote early and often.”

Is this Orwellian newspeak, or what?

Via Ed Driscoll.

UPDATE:  Never mind Orwell. When it comes to Wormtongue’s latest illegal adjustment to federal law, it’s Banana Republic Double Standard Time. Gotta keep those votes rollin’ in.

The ObamaCare catastrophe

Primary care doctors (the first ones you see when you’re sick) already are in short supply so the fed’s October-materializing mandated service to all comers will inevitably cause longer delays for everyone.

Meanwhile, the healthy young who supposedly are going to be funding this new bureaucratic nightmare have no reason to do so: “…why would they sign up [to pay an estimated $5,800 a year], especially since the alleged penalties will be negligible and likely unenforced?” Why, indeed.

Remember Sarah Palin’s assertion that there would be “death panels” to decide when old people had lived long enough? Wormtongue’s minions swore it wasn’t true and the Democrat news media piled on. Well, guess what? There will be a panel and it will make life and death decisions.

The IPAB’s godlike powers are not accidental. Its goal, conspicuously proclaimed by the Obama administration, is to control Medicare spending in ways that are insulated from the political process.”

About the only good thing to come out of ObamaCare, so far, is the number of doctors abandoning health insurance altogether and lowering their prices.

The worst thing to come? Surely it will be management of the old private and new public health insurance system by the corruptible Internal Revenue Service. You think they’re hated and distrusted now? Just wait…

“…the IRS can barely manage what it already has to do (and that’s a generous characterization given its unlawful targeting of conservative groups). The prospect of the IRS taking a central role in the administration of ObamaCare can only be described as scary.”

Meanwhile, the brilliant guy who rubber-stamped this sucker is off to Africa as part of his and Mooch’s endless series of vacations, this time spending a cool $100 million of our tax money. They know a sweet deal when they see one!

As Instapundit says, the country is in the very best of hands.

Obamacare in one (long) sentence

Summed up rather neatly by a congressional hopeful in Illinois. (Considering how easy it is for federal pols to legally get wealthy these days, who wouldn’t want to be a congressional hopeful?)

“We are going to be gifted with a health care plan that we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which reportedly covers 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman doesn’t understand it, passed by [a] Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that is broke.”

And it passed without a single Republican vote. So it’s strictly a Democrat thing. Ah, but their “intentions” were soooo good. They surely get points for that. Just ask any of their acolytes.

Via Bernie at Planck’s Constant.

Happy Dependence Day, sheeple

Independence Day? Ha! Used to be,  but it sure ain’t any more. It’s not even close to the way it was when it all started back in 1776 when Americans had the highest incomes and the lowest taxes in the civilized world.

These days it’s high unemployment, higher taxes on the way and just one damn restriction after another: no smoking in airports or on airplanes (and, soon, not even in public parks), no plastic bags in groceries, no Big Gulps or “excessive” salt in New York City, and in many other cities (including Austin) no fireworks.

On the Fourth of July.

Too dangerous. Too individual. Same thing.

Now that Obamacare has been ruled constitutional by the swing vote of a supposedly-conservative judge, all of us good sheeple in the collective will soon be standing in line for federally-approved medical care. Or denied it if we’re too old. (Well, we can still travel to Mexico for a choice.)

Not to mention a 75 percent increase in food stamp applications under Obama and an even more alarming popularity of the full-time federal dole. Easier than working. Just be sure to vote the bureaucrat’s way: Democrat.

You never know. They might check. They have spies in the sky now.

As Instapundit says: “They’re turning us all into beggars, cause they’re easier to please.”

And, whatever you do, don’t forget the Badge Gang. They’re unionized and you know which party loves the unions. The Badge Gang sure does.

Independence Day? Heh. Have another helping of government cheese.

Aiding the Mexican economy

Just one of Obamacare’s unintended consequences. A Passing Parade reprise.

Ross Perot’s 1992 giant sucking sound soon will be “the sound of Grandma going to one of the scores of new hospitals in Tijuana, Nogales, and Ciudad Juarez that will cater to Americans getting around the restrictions of ObamaCare. Yes indeed, the President’s health care plan will do wonders for the Mexican economy.”

Since I doubt the Supremes will rule all of it unconstitutional. More’s the pity.

UPDATE: Indeed, the Supremes confirmed their recent love of big government by upholding the whole thing.

And the Wall Street Journal, among others, predicts Obamacare will lead to fewer choices for Americans, making Akaky’s prediction of a Mexican bonanza very likely to come true. While American business tries to adapt to 2,700 pages of new regulations and the economy wallows in confusion and regret.