Obamacare: The Real Agenda – Tea Party Nation

Obamacare: The Real Agenda – Tea Party Nation.

Barack Obama talked about Obamacare as soon as he got in office.  He and his administration begged, borrowed and stole votes to get it passed.  The Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase were only two of the creative names that came from the bribery that Obama used to try and steal votes to pass Obamacare.

 

When the nation was debating Obamacare, Obama promised that premiums would go down and Obamacare would save money.

 We are finding out almost every day that neither promise is true.  If Obamacare will not save us money in the cost of medicine and will create unaffordable premiums for Americans, why aren’t the Democrats rushing to repeal Obamacare?

 The Ohio Department of Insurance announced this past Thursday that the cost of health insurance in Ohio will rise 88% in 2014 because of Obamacare.

 The IRS itself, the agency charged with enforcing Obamacare’s individual mandate, in January issued regulations where they assume the lowest cost Obamacare policy will cost the average American family $20,000 a year.  According to government statistics the average American family makes a little over $63,000 a year.

 Health insurance will now eat 1/3 of the average family’s income.

 This only gets worse.  Because employers must pay for Obamacare for employees that work over 30 hours a week, many companies are shifting people down to 29 hours a week to avoid Obamacare.  Many other companies are simply going to temporary workers.

 Obamacare is a disaster for employment in a nation that is enduring the Great Obama Depression.

 So why don’t the Democrats want to repeal Obamacare?

 The answer is very simple.

 Obamacare was never the end goal. 

 Single Payer Healthcare has always been the goal.

 In 1948, Harry Truman was the first Democrat to propose Socialist Healthcare for America.  This has been one of the holy grails of the American left for decades.  Most Americans do not want single payer healthcare. 

 They don’t want it for good reason.  Before Obamacare, most Americans were happy with their health insurance plans.  In order for the left to impose socialist healthcare on America, they had to first destroy the health insurance industry.

 They are now doing that.

 Obamacare makes health insurance prohibitively expensive, requires insurers to cover many procedures at no cost and creates an incentive for people to simply pay a fine rather than have health insurance because it is cheaper.  And, as we sail through the Great Obama Depression, many Americans simply cannot afford health insurance. 

 Once Obamacare destroys the health insurance market and many people can only get part time jobs, the Democrats will offer the solution.  As the news is filled with stories of people who cannot get medical care or who are bankrupted because they could not afford health insurance and now have catastrophic medical bills, the Democrats will offer their solution.

 It will be Single Payer socialist healthcare.

 Their solution will offer to lift the burden on Americans that Obamacare is bankrupting Americans.  Their solution will change the rules on employers so that they do not have to cut so many employees down to part time employees.

 The only problem with their solution is that it has failed every place it has been tried.

 In the United Kingdom, people are pulling their own teeth and doing DIY (do it yourself) Dentistry because the National Health Service cannot provide enough dentists to meet demand.

 The UK’s National Health Service continues to see longer waits and in many cases will simply deny certain surgeries that are routine in America.  Waits of three months or longer to see specialists are not uncommon with socialist healthcare.

 In America, the free market creates efficiency and people get great medical care.  Under socialist single payer healthcare, people die waiting as healthcare is rationed. 

 This is the healthcare Obama and his team wants to impose on America.

 

EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters – Washington Times

 

EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters – Washington Times.

Support the troops, just don’t let them vote

President Obama goes out of his way to appear to support the troops. But when it comes to voting, he would like to keep them out of the fight.

The Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party are suing the critical swing state of Ohio to strike down a law that makes it easier for members of the military to vote. Under the law, people in uniform may cast early ballots in person up to the day before an election, instead of the previous Friday cutoff for other voters.

Democrats have a transparent political motive. A May 2012 Gallup survey showed Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney among veterans 58 to 34 percent. “About a fourth of men are veterans,” Gallup reported, “and it is their strong skew toward Romney that essentially creates the GOP candidate’s leading position among men today.”

The Democrats’ suit alleges the Buckeye State’s law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis,” but it is a response to a very real problem. “It’s truly difficult to vote,” an active-duty service member told The Washington Times. “The military tries hard to help us out with awareness and links to state voting sites but most troops don’t exercise their franchise because it’s too hard.”

A study by the nonpartisan Military Voters Protection Project found that in 2008, less than 20 percent of 2.5 million military voters successfully voted by absentee ballot. In 2010, that participation shrank to a scandalous 5 percent. In response to these dismal numbers, the project has organized the Heroes Vote Initiative, “the first and only nationwide campaign to encourage military voter participation and to provide those voters with the tools to register and request an absentee ballot.” The project has singled Ohio out as one of 15 “all-star states” for its efforts to promote and encourage military voting.

The political attack on our troops reopens a wound from the 2000 presidential race. During the controversial Florida recount process, Democrats issued a detailed eight-page guide to local operatives for challenging military overseas ballots. The instructions included erroneous guidance that resulted in over 1,500 ballots being wrongly rejected, which were later reinstated after legal action. Facing a public-relations disaster, the Gore campaign relented, but the damage was done. This year, Democrats are up to similar dirty tricks.

On Wednesday, AMVETS, the National Guard Association of the United States and the Association of the U.S. Army — among other military-affiliated organizations — petitioned a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. “It’s disheartening given the full-court press of the Obama administration to court if not pander to the military community,” said our source, an overseas combat veteran. “There is an awful lot of effort going into talking about wounded warriors, for example, and employment for veterans. What’s going on in Ohio is discouraging but not surprising since the administration’s outreach efforts have never seemed sincere.”

“Those few who are making the effort to be citizens in every sense of the word should be supported,” our source said. “It makes you wonder why they are investing that much time and effort to keep the troops from voting. They must be desperate.”

The Washington Times

 

House Conservatives to Boehner: Defund Obamacare Now | CNSNews.com

House Conservatives to Boehner: Defund Obamacare Now | CNSNews.com.

By Michael W. Chapman

(CNSNews.com) – Although the House of Representatives,

dominated by Republicans, voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, on Wednesday, at least 80 House Republicans so far have signed a letter calling upon Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP leaders to halt any future funding of the health care law given that the House controls most appropriations.

The letter, signed by Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Allen West (Fla.), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (Tex.), and 74 other House members, was sent out by the House Republican Study Committee and the House Tea Party Caucus.

The letter, in part, states:

“Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor,

” … We appreciate your willingness to schedule a vote on the full repeal of ObamaCare.  We should continue efforts to repeal the law in its entirety this year, next year, and until we are successful.  However, in the meantime, there is more we can do in Congress.

“Since much of the implementation of ObamaCare is a function of the discretionary appropriations process, and since most of the citizens we represent believe that ObamaCare should never go into effect, we urge you not to bring to the House floor in the 112th Congress any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement ObamaCare through the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, or any other federal entity.  We also urge you to take legislative steps necessary to immediately rescind all ObamaCare-implementation funds.

“In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that the ‘power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon … for obtaining a redress of every grievance….’  We thank you for your consideration and look forward to working closely with you to address defunding one of the largest grievances in our time and to restore patient-centered healthcare in America.”

In an e-mail announcing the letter, Wesley A. Goodman, director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach at the House Republican Study Committee, said, “We have the ‘power of the purse.’  A Republican House should not bring any bill to the floor that funds the implementation of Obamacare, and we should take every action to rescind money out the door.”

The letter is still in circulation and potentially gathering more signatures. The House Republican Study Committee said it anticipates sending the letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor at the end of this week.

In the Obamacare vote today, three Democrats joined with 242 Republicans for repeal while 189 Democrats voted against repeal.

Back in November 2011, CNSNews.com spoke with Rep. King (R-Iowa) about the House GOP cutting funding to Obamacare and he said he did not think it would happen because the House Republican leadership is afraid of a showdown with Senate Democrats and the President.

health care bill

An early draft of the 2,000-plus-page health care bill. (AP Photo)

“We didn’t bring up the maximum leverage because the decision was made by leadership to avoid the prospect of a showdown with the president or Harry Reid that could result in a potential shutdown of government,” said King.

“I think the American public would have sided with us, and if we had held our ground on shutting off the funding to Obamacare in particular, as well as funding Planned Parenthood, because it puts the president and Harry Reid and the Democrats in the position of having to defend Obamacare as more important than all of the rest of the functions of government combined,” he said.

“They will not win that argument, but we were not as a body willing to make it in a place where we had a chance to succeed legislatively,” the Iowa conservative added.

“If the repeal of Obamacare went up on the floor, every Republican would vote for the repeal of it,” King told CNSNews.com.   “Cutting all funding, same thing — especially if it was written by the Speaker or the Majority Leader and, of course, we don’t expect that will happen.

When asked about the GOP leaders halting the funding of Obamacare in February 2011, Boehner did not directly answer.

John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner (AP Photo)

At a Feb. 11, 2011 press conference, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Boehner, “Majority Leader Cantor says that the continuing resolution that comes out of the House will not fund Obamacare. In order for that to pass, the Senate and the president will have to agree to defund the program.  If they don’t, either the GOP will have to cave in and fund Obamacare or the government will shut down. So, given that fact, is there any way that the House majority led by you will fund ObamaCare after March 4th?”

Boehner said,  “We are opposed to Obamacare.  We have voted to repeal it.  That also included $700 million in tax hikes, about $2.6 trillion in new spending. We’re going to continue to take all the actions that we can to make sure that we do not ruin the best health care delivery system in the world, bankrupt our nation and, most importantly, get in the way of job creation in America.”

Who for VP? – Tea Party Nation

Rob Portman - Caricature

Rob Portman - Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Who for VP? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

There is one particular name that is now popping up among Republican insiders and the GOP establishment as the leading candidate to become the Vice Presidential nominee.

 Who is it?

 From Buzzfeed:

 There is no doubt in the minds of Republican National Committee members that Mitt Romney will be their standard bearer in the fall, and already consensus is building behind one potential vice presidential nominee — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

 In an informal survey of more than half of the Republican State Chairmen and national committee people at this weekend’s State Chairman meeting at a resort here, two-thirds said they believe Portman is the most-likely and best-qualified running-mate for Mitt Romney. The committee members spoke to BuzzFeed only on the condition of anonymity.

 “He’s from Ohio, and we need to win Ohio, it’s that simple,” said one state chair.

 Portman, a former Congressman from the Cincinnati area who was director of the Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush administration, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. And the warmth Republican elites express for him stems much from a desire to avoid another risky, flamboyant pick like Sarah Palin as it does for his ability to help carry an important swing state.

 “Romney needs to make a safe pick, and keep talking about the economy — and that’s Rob Portman,” said one committeewoman from the West.

 Portman’s seeming inability to overshadow the vanilla Romney gives him a rare qualification — and potentially a leg up over the rest of the field.

 “He’s not going to be Palin — he’s not going to be fighting to get in front of cameras, [Portman] knows his place,” he one Midwestern committeeman.

 “He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy,” said another member. “He’s the type of guy who ran for vice president of his high school student council.”

  You have got to be kidding?  Portman is a non-distinguished moderate.  You have to ask the question, is Romney really serious about winning the nomination?

 Assuming this is true, it is classic Romney and classic GOP establishment.  They are solving for X.    Instead of the passion of patriotism and the desire to help save the nation, all this is, is simply a business problem.  It is simply a math problem.

 No, there is much more than that.  Romney has not reached out to the conservative wing of the Party.  He does not seem to care.  TPN surveys have shown a quarter of conservatives say they will not vote for Romney. 

 While we have not yet surveyed it, the number who will not go out and campaign fir him is going to be much higher.

 Who the hell does he think is going to be the boots on the ground?  Members of the country club?

 Here is a clue for Romney and the GOP establishment.  It is conservative activists who do this. 

 Romney is worried about someone who will help him win Ohio?  He had better worry about the Conservatives who are not going to be out working for the campaign.

Priebus: Obamacare Biggest Loser on Ohio Ballot

Priebus: Obamacare Biggest Loser on Ohio Ballot.

By Hiram Reisner

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says by voting down the mandate element of Obamacare, Ohio residents have signaled what’s in store for President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Priebus also told Fox NewsGreta Van Susteren Tuesday the defeat of a second ballot issue that would have severely limit collective bargaining by Ohio public-employee unions does not portend nationwide sentiment.
Priebus said he is sure Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “disappointed” in the results of the collective-bargaining law ballot referendum, “but you know it is a state issue.”
“You know, I’m from Wisconsin, obviously, a much different outcome. I think the bigger issue nationally, though, out of Ohio is obviously Issue 3, which really puts Obama on the ballot,” Priebus said. “His keystone piece of legislation — Obamacare — goes down in a major way. And I think that’s what’s really personalized nationally and what you can glean from Ohio, if you want to take anything out of that state tonight.”
Van Susteren said she thought the collective-bargaining vote was important as it reflects on the GOP’s nationwide thrust for smaller government and is not as localized an issue as Priebus portrays. Priebus disagreed.
“Well, I guess I beg to differ.  I mean, I think that when you talk about collective bargaining — when you talk about those issues that are unique to local units of government and how a state’s, you know, financing works, and how their shared revenue works in a particular state and what that means to local government units, and police, and fire, and teachers, and the rest — I think it is pretty localized,” Priebus said. “That’s my opinion — I don’t think there’s a national collective-bargaining issue on the ballot that’s going to play in 2012.
“But I do think the issues of spending, Obamacare — the president,”  he said. “You know what else I take out of this election? Is that all these — whether Democrats have victories or Republicans have victories tonight — there’s one common denominator in all of this: And that is that Democrats — whether the governor in Kentucky or state senators in Virginia who are Democratic — they, number one, didn’t want to be seen with this president.

“They ran against this president actively through their advertising — they came up with the flu and travel conflicts when the president rolled into town,” Priebus continued. “And I just happen to think that that’s really the issue that comes out of tonight — which is this sort of stand-offish approach that Democrats are having towards this president — I think it’s pretty obvious.”

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Docs say: “Don’t go to medical school!” – Tea Party Nation

Docs say: “Don’t go to medical school!” – Tea Party Nation.

11/4/11

By Kathryn Serkes

It’s way overdue, but doctors are finally starting to show some spunky resistance to Obamacare.

Two years ago, we held a doctors’ rally at the Capitol to oppose the bill, but at that time all we could muster were the hard-core conservatives who were trying desperately to convince their colleagues that there was something very, very bad around the corner.

But that seems to be changing, due in great measure to the efforts of grassroots groups to turn the tables on the doctors and advise THEM for a change about the coming medical disaster.

DOCS DON’T WANT OWN KIDS TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

Witness our new poll that shows that doctors are increasingly pessimistic about the future of medicine since passage of Obamacare.  So much that most don’t even want their own children or grandchildren to go into medicine.

Those are just two of the alarming findings of a poll Doctor Patient Medical Association and the Patient Power Alliance conducted.  I expected to hear from some discouraged doctors, but the numbers are stunning.  Doctors are clear that they are pushing back against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in a very big way.
One of most telling results is that less than 20% of doctors polled would advise their own kids to go to medical school. It’s a screaming red-flag when the people on the frontlines don’t want their own families going into medicine.

Physicians believe the Act will reduce the quality of care (78.7%), and say it is the single factor that has made them more pessimistic about the future of medicine (74.8%). 

There is some cheerful news.  As voters head to the polls next week, Ohio’s Ballot Issue 3 – The Healthcare Freedom Amendment — has the overwhelming support of Ohio doctors (78.3%).  This is a key vote as other states are considering legislation or amendments to do the same, and Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer felt the need to veto their version.

MEDICAID EXPANSION BACKFIRES

The massive expansion of Medicaid – one of the key provisions of the PPACA — is likely to backfire.  More than half the doctors (54.2%) say they are likely to stop accepting government-care patients since Obamacare passed. 

Oops. 

Guess they forget to think about who’s going to take care of all those new patients. And a “we’re-from-the-government-and-we’re-here-to-help-you” piece of paper saying you are “enrolled” doesn’t get you a dime’s worth of medical care if there are no doctors around who will treat you when the program becomes radioactive.

Add to that the 60% who say they are now considering retiring or quitting active care, and the picture worsens.
Passage of the PPACA seems to have triggered a slow-motion medical disaster as doctors begin bailing out.  The anti-government in medicine attitude is so strong that 45.5% say they would rather treat Medicaid patients for free than deal with the hoops.

DOCS ARE BACKING THEIR PATIENTS!

While the numbers do not bode well for the PPACA, patients should be encouraged by what the doctors are saying.   They overwhelmingly oppose an individual insurance mandate, and the single thing they oppose most in the PPACA is government rationing.

It shows that the docs have finally decided that they need to stand up with patients against government control. And that they aren’t ready to accept cookie-cutter medicine yet.

Maybe the politicians will listen when the guys on the frontlines start telling them that this is never gonna work.  And that they need to take the same oath as doctors – “Politicians, Do No Harm.”

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Kathryn Serkes is President of the Doctor Patient Medical Association and the Patient Power Alliance, a national association of doctors and patients working together to preserve health care freedoms.

America’s dumbest Republican Congressman. – Tea Party Nation

America’s dumbest Republican Congressman. – Tea Party Nation.

Regrettably the Democrats do not have a monopoly on stupid Congressmen.  It is an almost monopoly, as Democrats like Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson lower the bar almost daily.  But there is a Republican Congressman who has taken stupidity to a new level.

 Who is it?

 Steve Chabot of Ohio.

 On August 22, Chabot held a town hall meeting.  He held the meeting at a public school and Chabot’s staff ordered police to confiscate cell phone cameras.

 Here is the video.

I don’t know any other way to put this.  Chabot is a moron.  First, you cannot confiscate the property of a private citizen without a warrant or some other due process.  Second, and I will type this slowly just in case Chabot is reading this so he will understand this.  PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT A CRIME.

 If you go in public, you can expect to be photographed and recorded on video.  Perhaps Chabot should go back and read the Constitution.

 A call to Congressman Chabot’s office in Washington referred TPN to Chabot’s spokesman in his District office.  Repeated calls to that office were not answered, as the line remained busy.

 Perhaps the call the Congressman should get is a call to learn what the Bill of Rights guarantees or a call to get out of his job.

 

Ohioans to Vote on Nullifying ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate – New American

Ohioans to Vote on Nullifying ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate – New American.

Written by Michael Tennant

This November, Ohio residents will have a chance to amend their state constitution to protect them from the central feature of ObamaCare, the individual mandate, and to prevent their state and local governments from enacting similar laws in the future.

The Associated Press reports: “Secretary of State Jon Husted determined that supporters of the amendment … had gathered 427,000 valid signatures. They had submitted more than 546,000 and needed roughly 358,000 of them validated to make it on to the ballot.” Therefore, the proposed amendment will be placed on the ballot this fall.

The amendment was proposed by the Ohio Project, a conservative grassroots organization, and was drafted by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which describes itself as “a non-profit, non-partisan legal center dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of Ohioans from government abuse.” “A coalition of tea party organizations, small government advocates and religious groups gathered the signatures to get the health care measure on the ballot and now plan to mount a statewide campaign in support of it,” according to the AP.

The proposed amendment would prohibit federal, state, and local governments from “compel[ling], directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system.” In addition, it states that government at any level may not “prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance” or “impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.”

“The groups backing the amendment,” says the AP, “are united by a common belief that government is overstepping its bounds by requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.” Jeff Longstreth, campaign manager for Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom, asked rhetorically: “If they can force you to buy a product, where does it end? Can it dictate what you eat? Where you live? Where you can drive?”

Although the primary aim of the amendment is to nullify ObamaCare’s individual mandate, state government is included so as to “prevent the state from enacting a Massachusetts-style health care program, where the state requires a minimum level of insurance coverage,” the AP observes.

The amendment specifically exempts laws passed prior to March 19, 2010 — just before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) became law — so that Ohioans can continue to participate in Medicare, Medicaid, workers’ compensation, and other government healthcare programs. Thus, any charges that the amendment’s supporters are anti-government extremists can easily be parried. (Unfortunately, while that language may be needed to obtain enough votes for passage, it does suggest that Buckeye State residents — and probably Americans in general — do not object in principle to socialized medicine, just this one provision of ObamaCare.)

The measure has the support of Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), whose spokesman told the AP that the Governor “remains opposed to ‘federal interference’ in Ohio health care,” though Kasich is nevertheless proceeding with establishing a statewide insurance exchange as required by the federal healthcare law.

Naturally enough, the initiative is opposed by left-wing groups, one of which is feverishly reviewing the signatures on the petitions in hopes of invalidating enough of them to prevent the proposed amendment from appearing on the ballot. However, with the large surplus of signatures collected, it seems unlikely that the group will find enough invalid ones to mount a challenge.

Of course, even if the amendment remains on the ballot and passes, it will surely be challenged in court and will probably end up before the Supreme Court. In fact, says the AP, the amendment’s proponents are hoping for precisely that outcome, saying its passage “would encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to come to a quick decision regarding the constitutionality of the federal law, since the U.S. Constitution bars state law from trumping federal statutes.”

That may be true, but a ruling on the Ohio amendment alone might only lead to the overturning of the individual mandate, leaving the rest of ObamaCare in force. The same goes for many of the state lawsuits currently making their way through the appeals courts. The only sure way to be rid of ObamaCare is for Congress to repeal it — if necessary, over the President’s veto — or for states to nullify it in full. Anything less still tightens Leviathan’s grip on Americans’ healthcare freedom.

Is the Second American Revolution Coming? (via Voting American)

Is the Second American Revolution Coming? To President Obama and all 535 Voting members of the Legislature It is now Official that the Majority of you are Corrupt Morons  The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.  Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke. War on Poverty started in 19 … Read More

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