Obamacare is All About Death and Taxes – Tea Party Nation

Obamacare is All About Death and Taxes – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

Prior to the November elections, I received an email that was chilling. It was about the new Obamacare rules. Before I discuss the Obamacare taxes that are kicking in this year and next, I want to share excerpts from it.

The email was from an individual whose son-in-law has a brother who is a surgeon at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. It is ranked high among American hospitals. This is what he related:

“A group of non-doctors, from ‘our’ country’s Department of Health arrived last week at Emory for a two day session and is on their rounds around the country to make sure every hospital fully understands the new rules (which start in December (after the elections) concerning treating all patients over 70 years of age.”

“This group informed the staff Emory and all the doctors present that they will very soon not be allowed to operate on anyone over 70 (no matter how urgent or life threatening the situation is), without first having it approved by a board of eight doctors. Failure to comply will result in a huge financial burden to the hospital and more than likely the doctor will lose his/her ability to practice medicine anywhere in the country.”

“This board is to be established at every hospital in the country and the board members will only work eight hours a day…the DOH group almost got lynched at this point by the doctors who were present. The point that got the Emory doctors so upset originally was that the “Death Board” will be available only 8 hours during the day. And once their 8 hour shift is up, they may have to wait 16 hours to get in touch with them and another hour or two or three to get a decision and permission to operate.”

This is, however, anecdotal. Despite efforts to confirm whether this is a new, official policy, no confirmation could be found and, it should be noted that there have been numerous efforts to debunk what former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin dubbed “death panels.”

If the report of the visit to Emory Hospital is accurate, fears of death panels are true. If you or a member of your family is over age 70, Obamacare could lead to denied service and even death. According to an article in a December issue of U.S. News and World Report, this process, is also likely to include women seeking mammograms to detect breast cancer and even premature babies and infants in need of preventative treatment for a virus. So every American is now at risk if they have life-threatening health care needs.

If this seems fanciful, consider reports out of the United Kingdom where they have had socialized medicine for decades. There, both the elderly and sick babies are at risk of being abandoned by National Health Service hospitals.

Officially called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare will surely migrate into a bureaucratic death sentence for an American healthcare system once deemed the best in the world.

In the course of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations Congress actually repealed a section of the ACA, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports affecting people who need long-term care. It is likely that as the 2,000-plus pages of ACA are examined in greater detail by Congress, further dismantling will occur. It needs to be entirely repealed, something the House voted for, but which was deep-sixed in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and Obama would surely veto any effort to do so.

Obamacare’s taxes have arrived and they include another investment tax increase for taxpayers with taxable income exceeding $250,000 ($200,000 for singles). There is also another payroll tax increase of 0.9 percent in the hospital insurance portion of the payroll tax. There is a new tax on medical devices of 2.3 percent affecting manufacturers and importers on all their sales. This increase will be passed along to consumers.

There is a reduction in the income tax deduction for individual’s medical expenses and the elimination of the corporate income tax deduction for expenses related to the Medicare Part D subsidy and a limitation of the corporate income tax deduction for compensation that health insurance companies pay to their executives.

These ACA tax increases are in addition to a variety of other deductions that taxpayers have previously been allowed to take; in addition to a death tax increase there was the elimination of full expensing of capital purchases.

The news about Obamacare just keeps getting worse. Actuaries at the management consulting firm Oliver Wyman are predicting that the law’s age rating restrictions could mean a 42 percent hike in premium costs for people aged 21 to 29 when buying individual coverage.

After the Supreme Court ruled that ACA is a tax, the Congressional Budget Office did an update of its scoring of the law and concluded that Obamacare will spend $1.7 trillion over ten years on its coverage expansion provisions alone, including a massive expansion of Medicaid and federal subsidies for the new health insurance exchanges. This translates to federal health spending by 15 percent.

Infants, the young, middle aged and older, all will find their costs for medical care increase or even be denied. There is nothing “affordable” about Obamacare. It is a draconian threat to every American.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

 

The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation

 

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English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation.

 

Posted by Judson Phillips

 

We have called this year the year of the Tea Party Senator.  As we had conservatives sweep into the House in 2010, Tea Party Senators are set to sweep into the Senate this year and will change things up in Washington

 

 What is happening now?

 

 From the Daily Caller:

 

 Ted Cruz now holds a solid 10-point lead over his opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst heading into Tuesday’s Senate Republican primary.

 

A Public Policy Polling poll released Monday found the former Solicitor General, Cruz, with 52 percent support to Dewhurst’s 42 percent. The numbers show continuing momentum for Cruz, who two weeks ago led by half that margin: 49 percent to 44 percent.

 

Dewhurst will head into Tuesday already disadvantaged, as Cruz leads 55 percent to 40 percent among voters who cast a ballot during the past week in early voting. Unfortunately for him, Cruz also leads 49-44 among voters who plan to vote on Tuesday.

 

Cruz holds a whopping lead among the tea party, which has served as his base for much of the primary. He also leads among younger voters. Dewhurst leads among non-tea partiers and seniors.

 

The poll validates the Cruz campaign’s strategy of pushing for a run-off and winning in a midsummer, low-turn out race, where the candidate with the most enthusiastic supporters would be victorious. Indeed, “very excited” voters support Cruz over Dewhurst 63 percent to 33 percent, a group that composes 50 percent of Republicans, according to the poll.

 

Cruz has a smaller lead among “somewhat excited” voters. Dewhurst leads among the “not that excited” voters, but they compose only 21 percent of likely primary voters polled by PPP. And, as “not that excited” voters already lack enthusiasm, it’s possible they will not turnout to vote in the first place.

 

The race, which has attracted attention from conservatives nationwide, has also turned into something of a proxy way between two of the biggest names in Republican politics. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Cruz, the poll finds, makes 31 percent of voters more likely to vote for him, while 24 percent are less likely.

 

 The good news is we are sending some good conservatives to Washington.  When Cruz wins the primary tomorrow, he will effectively win the seat as Texas is a deep red state.  In Indiana, Richard Mourdock defeated the crown prince of the RINO’s, Richard Lugar and he does have an opponent in the fall election.  Joe Donnelly, a liberal Indiana Congressman who would have lost his reelection bid for Congress, is fighting for the Senate seat.  Mourdock should take that seat but it will not be as easy as Cruz’s general election battle.  In Nebraska, Deb Fischer is facing retread liberal Bob Kerry.  In Ohio, a great young conservative, Josh Mandel is taking on one of the worst members of the Senate, far left wing nut Sherrod Brown

 

 The Senate is going to be different in January.  Not only will the Republicans take control but this Senate will be a more conservative Senate.

 

 Hopefully a conservative Senate and a conservative House can save us from taxageddon, Obamacare and the damage done by the Party of Treason for the last four years.

 

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Left? – American Thinker

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Left? – American Thinker.

By Bruce Walker

The left feeds on fear.  It does not try to persuade, but rather to excite or to terrify.  But over the last couple of decades, conservatives have learned that the left is a toothless predator which relies upon its snarls and roars more than any real power to punish.  The maledictions of leftism are familiar and suggest racial prejudice, misogyny, religious fanaticism, anti-social greed, indifference to pollution, etc.   

Rush Limbaugh was subject to innumerable boycotts and outraged calls of leftists for his summary gagging.  Rush, though, had done his homework.  The tens of millions of true conservatives who had no national media outlet but his show and Rush’s willingness to expose the utter hypocrisy of the leftist establishment media (putting them on the defensive) worked: attempts to frighten sponsors from his program failed spectacularly, and the more times that leftists tried to drive him away, with no success at all, the more we loved him.

About the same time Rush began a national hit, Clarence Thomas, having seen what happened to the estimable jurist Robert Bork, decided that he would fight against the sliming of Anita Hill.  Judge Thomas, who had never been accused of sexual harassment when he was appointed to the federal bench or later to the federal appellate bench, wound up defending himself not only against Hill, but also against vile journalists who hoped that he would get a heart-attack and die soon.  Thomas fought back against his “high-tech lynching,” and Democrats began to retreat.

In the two decades since then, conservatives have increasingly fought back directly against those institutions of leftism which are used to shut us up or compel us to say and to do things we do not believe.  It is high time that we see leftism as a toothless tiger which is slow, self-centered, and silly.  The last Gallup Poll, this February, showed that  conservatives outnumber liberals in every state except Massachusetts. 

The left tried to keep Fox News out of cable markets, even though it was wildly popular with viewers, and then tried to blame Fox News for being biased.  (The profound absurdity of three or four notional “competitors” all accusing in unison a single other competitor of being unfair honestly seems to have missed leftists.)  Now the dwindling pool of committed leftists who still watch establishment media news or read its shrinking body of magazines and newspapers are increasingly ignored by ordinary Americans. 

In the last few years, this resistance to leftist bullying has extended directly into the political arena.  When Sarah Palin was our vice presidential nominee, the left spewed all the noxious venom it could on her, including creating lewd fake photos of her, and tried to savage her family as well.  But Sarah, to her great credit, shrugged these pests off and proceeded with her message.  As an attractive, happily married, devout Christian, Palin has much stronger foundations than the left can undermine. 

Chris Christie ran a campaign for governor of New Jersey which shrugged off the angry attacks of public employees’ unions, and then Christie proceeded to do what he promised to do.  These unions were used to politicians kowtowing to them, but when Christie withstood their hits and the attacks by the media, he showed everyone how puny these leftist groups really were, even in New Jersey.

Scott Walker, of course, has taken these unions on every more directly, taking away the automatic deduction of union dues by public employees’ unions and so likely ending their power forever in Wisconsin.  He persuaded Republicans to hang tough through three series of elections and several other efforts to intimidate them.  Everything the left tried, even in Wisconsin, failed utterly.

The salient fact is that we need fear the left no more.  We don’t need to listen to their media to get our news.  We can even run media exposés of the left, as Planned Parenthood and ACORN have learned when the left egregiously misbehaves, even if the leftist media tries to spike the stories.  We don’t need to have our kids mortgage their future for the dubious value of a B.A. in sociology.  As states pass laws to end voter fraud, we have forced leftist into solemnly warning that requiring a photo I.D. to vote is racist (while our countrymen, in private, must ask themselves: are they really serious?

No.  Leftists have not been serious for a long time.  We must, of course, undo the damage of eighty years of leftism run amok: we must stop the momentum of collectivist statism, restore the Judeo-Christian values which form our national culture, restore power to state governments, reduce the mountain of government debt, and fix the other myriad disasters of leftism.  But we should not view leftists today as a wolf which makes us afraid — but rather as parrot which make us laugh.

Obama: Honor Ms Fluke & All Women by Giving Back Maher’s Money – Tea Party Nation

Obama: Honor Ms Fluke & All Women by Giving Back Maher’s Money – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Lloyd Marcus

Obama: Honor Ms Fluke & All Women by Giving Back Maher's Money - Tea Party Nation

MILF is an acronym used in pornography for “Mother I’d Like to F—“. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a MILF. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat”. Bill Maher joked that Sarah Palin’s Down Syndrome baby was the result of Palin having sex with John Edwards. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a C-word. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2OUJ8ZUTiI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGE3G5kfzps

President Obama phoned Ms Fluke to find out if she was OK regarding the Limbaugh comment. To be consistent in his concern for women, shouldn’t President Obama give back the million dollar contribution to his super PAC from Bill Maher, a serial vitriolic abuser of Sarah Palin, who to the best of my recollection is a “woman”?

The liberal media is ignoring Obama’s blatant hypocrisy in accepting campaign money from Bill Maher who has a history of down in the gutter disrespectful remarks about conservative women.

The truth of the matter is the democrats and liberal media do not give a rat’s rear end about any of the voting blocs they claim to champion; blacks, women and etc. To the left “people” are just media props to be used to increase their power and further their socialistic agenda.

Democrats and media campaigning for Limbaugh to be forced off the radio have completely ignored, and in many cases joined in, the high tech lynching of black conservatives and the verbal raping of the dignity of conservative women. As far as the left is concerned, no attack is too much or comment too viscous/disrespectful when the subject is a conservative black or woman. Their glaring hypocrisy is outrageous.

Bill Maher received zero rebuke from the mainstream media for vulgarly calling Palin a MILF, dumb twat and c-word. Sarah Palin received zero sympathy from the mainstream media for Maher calling her a MILF, dumb twat and c-word.

What is the left’s response to racist comments about black conservatives and sexual insulting comments about conservative women? They laugh!

Conservative presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on the NBC Jimmy Fallon TV show and the band played “Lyin’ A– B—-”. For the most part, the mainstream media simply laughed.

So please forgive my uncontrollable gag response every time I hear mainstream media and democrats claiming to be defenders of minorities and women. If you are a black who rebels against your media assigned democrat massas and black plantation overseers, you are a “stupid n—–”, which I have been called on several occasions.

In essence, the mainstream media and democrats told black former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, Boy, you had better get your black a– back on our liberal plantation where you belong. Who do you think you are running as a Republican? You’re due for a severe whippin’!

If you are a truly liberated woman who loves God, your husband and kids while also achieving success outside of the home, according to Bill Maher, you are a stupid, slut and a c—. And what is the media’s response to these attacks on conservative blacks and women? Silence or laughter.

Folks, can you imagine what the media and democrats would do to a conservative repeating any of Bill Maher’s comments referring to a “liberal” woman? Think about it – MILF, dumb twat and c-word.

Meanwhile, President Obama holds the telephone consoling Ms Fluke with one hand while accepting a million dollar super PAC check from Bill Maher, an unrepentant brutal abuser of conservative women with his other hand.

From David Gregory’s interview with Newt Gingrich in which Gregory attempts to make the Limbaugh/ Fluke controversy the most important issue in America to the mainstream media’s extremely loud silence about Obama accepting campaign funds from a serial abuser of women – the media bias is blatant, shameless, unpatriotic, characterless and just plain evil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PYrCF5jPsVM

Mainstream media how dare you ever again insult the intelligence of the American people telling us you care about women. You are nothing more than an arm of the Democrat National Committee and Obama Reelection Campaign. You sold-out your country to make a deal with the devil who promised you a Socialistic/Progressive hostile takeover of America. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

Breaking News: Sarah Palin supports Newt Gingrich – Tea Party Nation

 

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Breaking News: Sarah Palin supports Newt Gingrich – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips on January 29

Last night, on Fox News, Sarah Palin supported Newt Gingrich for President!

 

From Newsmax:

Sarah Palin is urging Florida voters to vote for Newt Gingrich on Tuesday in their state’s Republican primary.

 

“Vote for Newt,” Palin told Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News weekend program “Justice with Jeanine.”

 

Palin made a passionate plea for Republican voters to reject Mitt Romney in Florida to keep the primary process going forward.

 

The former Alaska governor made it crystal clear that she favors former House Speaker Gingrich, suggesting that the Republican establishment in New York and Washington is trying anoint former Massachusetts Gov. Romney the GOP nominee.

 

“And I say, you know, you’ve got to rage against the machine at this point in order to defend our republic and save what is good and secure and prosperous about our nation,” Palin said. “We need somebody who is engaged in sudden and relentless reform and is not afraid to shake up the establishment. So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal, vote Newt, keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going.”

 

Newt needs a couple of things to come back.  He needed some good endorsements.  He got Herman Cain and now he has Sarah Palin’s support. 

This should be headline news.  The news was revealed on Fox News, yet this is not even on their website.  Of course, Fox News is in the tank for Romney.  If Palin had come out and endorsed Romney, Fox would have had this as headline news.  Ditto that for the Drudge Report

This could be a game changer for Newt, if the word gets out.

The Dept Man’s Magical Tax Payer Funded Campaign Bus Tour (via Village of the Banned)

The Dept Man's Magical Tax Payer Funded Campaign Bus Tour Obama‘s Magical Misery Dept End Bus Tour H/T to Keith Koffler If Obama’s Not Campaigning, Why is He Campaigning? by Keith Koffler on August 16, 2011, 12:18 pm White House officials have been insisting for a couple of weeks that Obama’s bus tour through the Midwest has nothing to do with campaigning. It’s just a way to get the president among the people, especially, um, the people in presidentia … Read More

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Obama’s Freefall in the Polls -19% and Dropping…..can you hear us now? (via Voting American)

Obama's Freefall in the Polls -19% and Dropping.....can you hear us now? Dear President Obama, “Now is the time for all American’s to rise up and speak with a loud voice.  2012 will be upon us before we know it and there is no time to waste.  This is the time to tell your family and friends to get involved.  This is the time to get them informed and this is the time to get them involved.  America hangs in the balance my friends.  Our very … Read More

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Mr. President, We the People ARE America and your Rein of Terror against US ends in 2012 (via Village of the Banned)

Mr. President, We the People ARE America and your Rein of Terror against US ends in 2012 Dear President Obama, “We The People” have stated resolutely we reject your vision for our country. You claim you have not heard us. “We The People” have assembled across America resisting your efforts to subvert our constitution and undermine our liberty. You claim you have not seen us. … Read More

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