It’s a newsy day so let’s get to it…..
Obama Lied – Healthcare Died. It turns out he knew 3 years ago that Americans wouldn’t necessarily be able to keep their current insurance plans.
Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
NO MATTER HOW OFTEN YOU REPEAT IT, YOU LIE!!!!!!!
How Can You Tell Obama is Lying? His lips are moving.
The journalistic pursuit of Hillary and Obama, just on this one matter, is like a “car chase” at 25 MPH. IF YOU MISSED THE BENGHAZI EPISODE OF 60 MINUTES, you can see it HERE (Gilia adds: this expose didn’t go far enough. No names were named and blamed. But at least it’s a start. Will there be a Part II??)
More Carl Quips:
The Germans have figured this out and reported it: Obama is a liar. Ignore Carney. He’s just a side-show. (Gilia adds: Cheney: ‘Our Friends No Longer Trust Us, Our Adversaries Don’t Fear Us.‘)
This story isn’t about Spying. It’s about Obama Lying. Maybe that is no longer news-worthy. (Gilia snarks – and the lamestream media is actually reporting it: LA Times: White House and State Dept Approved Spying on Allied Leaders)
Keep Sebelius! If only as a Constant Reminder… (Gilia adds: Sebelius has found her flunkie to throw under the bus: Obama Health Official Apologizes for Broken ObamaCare Website)
Obama “campaign” fundraisers held in 2013: 20. Next fundraiser, Friday. Last fundraiser, Thursday. Meet Obama Fee: $32,400.
Tony Abbott’s promotion (in Australia) is only the most recent move away from left wing politics world wide. And Abbott is more like Reagan than Boehner, Rubio, or McCain.
OK. It looks like a way to attract donations. No doubt about it. But this sticker could say so much more than people realize. It’s small, smart, and let’s the viewer go……hmmmm. For those not familiar, the Error 404 message means it’s time to go to Costco for a new computer.
Other News –
RIP LOU REED. Here’s an interesting take on the rocker who died this past weekend: How Lou Reed Inspired Anti-Communist Revolutionaries and the Rest of Us. Lou Reed’s was one of the first concerts I ever attended. At the Agora on the OSU campus. A full house and an event forever etched in my memory.
Sunday morning, praise the dawning
Its just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, sunday morning
Its just the wasted years so close behind
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
Now Kathleen Sebelius is claiming that Barack Obama knew nothing about the “glitches” that plagued the Obamacare website before its launch. I’ve been watching the pundits on TV exclaiming in disbelief, “How is that possible?” I’m not surprised at all – it’s entirely possible and I think for once in her life Sebelius is telling the truth. Obama didn’t know anything about all the problems and he likely doesn’t know anything about just about everything else going on in his administration. He’s a figurehead. A symbol. A pretty face to march out in front of the cameras and read from a teleprompter when required. I’ve said this before: The person running the country is Valerie Jarrett. How powerful is Jarrett? She’s the most powerful person in the country. Valerie Jarrett Was Architect of Obama Shutdown Strategy (Shaka to Scott) The American people have elected an inexperienced, pot-smoking, inept, community organizer as President. Twice. Jarrett, his long-time advisor and right hand, is taking up the slack. So Obama is either completely incompetent/dumb or lying about how much he actually knows about what’s happening in his administration (Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS targeting, etc.) Which is worse?
Great video from Neil Cavuto :
Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs of Serious Problems Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously. Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead.
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job Many contacts also commented on reluctance to expand due to uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act; some employers cut hours or employees. A number of contacts voiced concern about the uncertainty surrounding future employer and employee healthcare costs. There is anxiety about rising health insurance premiums [among manufacturers], which was attributed to the Affordable Care Act.
Carl Adds: Today Obama revealed his basis for the “savings” in his healthcare scheme: Patients bring and change their own bed sheets. Just like Cuba! Just kidding. There are no savings. But you might send him the sheets idea. Call 800…..never mind. They aren’t answering.
Rand Paul Pushes Constitutional Amendment on Congress The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.
Marco Rubio Introducing Bill To Delay Individual Mandate He said all he is calling for is a delay on the requirement until the U.S. General Accounting Office certifies the Web site is working and has been functioning for six consecutive months.
Ted Cruz: ‘Nigerian Email Scammers’ Running Obamacare Website “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.”
A New Court Battle for Obamacare In a bombshell development that could potentially cripple ObamaCare, U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman ruled that the lawsuit aimed at blocking health care subsidies in states not running their own healthcare exchanges could move forward.
So What To Do If Your Signature Achievement is a Complete Failure?? Spend More Money on it!!
From Maggie’s Notebook: Baltimore Ravens Get $130,000 of Taxpayer Funding to Promote ObamaCare What’s up with that? I thought all of the NFL teams said no to prostitution. Forbes sets the value of the team at $1.1 BILLION. Management is clearly fawning over Obama – $130,000 is nothing. Disappointing. Discouraging.
Then There’s This: Colorado Nonprofit Sells Obamacare as Brosurance With Cringeworthy Viral Ad Campaign A pair of liberal non-profits have teamed up to help smooth over the slow start of Colorado’s health insurance marketplace with an online marketing push that reimagines the classic “Got Milk?” campaign in a way that doesn’t quite do justice to the original. Seriously. Here’s the image:
And….Lest we Forget: 30 Years Ago Today Beirut Barracks Bombed The suicide bombing on the Beirut airport barracks for American peacekeepers in Lebanon killed 241 US servicemen — 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers. The last time that many Marines died at once was during the assault on Iwo Jima, and the overall single-day casualty toll was the highest for the Pentagon since the first day of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
- THE PUPPET MASTER — Report: Obama’s Top Adviser, Iranian-Born Valerie Jarrett, “Architect” of Government Shutdown… (redflagnews.com)
- Things Are Bad when Oprah Won’t Help Sell Obamacare (aretheykidding.wordpress.com)
- Sebelius on the Run The HHS Secretary refuses to testify about ObamaCare’s rollout (dancingczars.wordpress.com)
- Kathleen Sebelius expected to leave HHS after Obamacare rollout snafu: Sneed (suntimes.com)