On August 1, 2009–just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term–former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to “take away” the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”:
And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in with guns in an attempt to take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan. You know that this is coming–that the two issues will somehow crop up and they’ll be tied together. So we have to be very wary of that.
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When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan—yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country—wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Servicesbegging for bucks.
While GOP vice-presidential hopeful Ryan today savages Obamacare as “irresponsible,” an editorial in the Nov. 1 The Nation magazine reports that on Dec. 10, 2010 Congressman Ryan wrote HHS “to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. to develop a new facility in Racine, Wis., an area within Ryan’s district.”
A major news story broke on AOL and countless other mainstream news media outlets, this past week, that the Obama Health Care Bill will require all U.S. citizens and babies to receive a microchip or Medchip by March 23, 2013. Whether or not the microchip requirement in the bill is implemented by 2013, remains to be seen.
In 2010, my book “Are You Ready for the Microchip?” was released, and I asked the question, “Is the microchip implant hidden in the Healthcare Bill? Are newborn children starting in 2013 going to receive a microchip shortly after birth?” Then in the book, I wrote, “ In the massive US HEALTHCARE BILL, which your elected representatives voted for without reading, there is a section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 – National Medical Device Registry which states:
The Right to National Bankruptcy
The Mises Institute ^ | 18 July 2012 | Andrew Foy, M.D.
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:54:31 PM by BfloGuy
If Britain’s socialist healthcare system is a benchmark for what we can expect from Obamacare, hundreds of thousands of elderly patients face being euthanized through “assisted death” techniques designed to cut costs.
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The idea that “death panels” would be introduced through Obamacare as a means of rationing healthcare wasdiscussed during an Aspen Institute conference in 2010 when Bill Gates argued that money should not be spent on treating the elderly.
Women are now the fastest growing cohort within the Veteran community. In 2011, about 1.8 million or 8 percent of the 22.2 million Veterans were women. The male Veteran population is projected to decrease from 20.2 million men in 2010 to 16.7 million by 2020. In contrast, the number of women Veterans will increase from 1.8 million in 2011 to 2 million in 2020, at which time women will make up 10.7 percent of the total Veteran population.
RUSH: Claire McCaskill, a Senatorette from my home state of Missouri, says, “Let’s try national health care first, let’s just see.” Try it. “During a stop in Springfield this week, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said people need to try President Obama’s national health care plan before they knock it. She says it hasn’t been put in place yet, people are pretty sure they don’t like it, but once they do she goes on to say they will be reminded why health care was reformed in this country. McCaskill says the says of wrestling with health insurance companies will be gone and people won’t have to worry if their employer is going to drop coverage because its too expensive.” (imitating McCaskill) “And if you don’t have it you’ll have to buy it, and if you don’t buy it you’ll get fined. You should try this; you’ll like it.”
…As Americans, we were given a tremendous gift by our founding fathers; a Republic, if we can keep it, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin. Have we, the people, become so intellectually hobbled that we are unable to understand that this case is not about health care at all?
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control. It has been in progress for decades, yet few have had the guts, will, or capacity to stand up and expose the agenda and people behind it. Anyone who dared to expose the agenda, identify the individuals or even hint at the objectives in play has been publicly mocked, ridiculed, marginalized and muzzled by both sides of the fictitious two-party divide, conservatives and progressives alike.
(“First, he came for the General Motors bondholders, but the religious leaders were not GM bondholders, so they did not speak up. Then he came for the oil companies, but they were not oil company executives, and again they did not speak up. Next, he came for control of the nation’s health care system, and again they saw no threat — in fact, many of them supported his plan.”) ~ Just a Taste of a Second Obama Term
First, he came for the General Motors bondholders, but the religious leaders were not GM bondholders, so they did not speak up. Then he came for the oil companies, but they were not oil company executives, and again they did not speak up. Next, he came for control of the nation’s health care system, and again they saw no threat — in fact, many of them supported his plan.
We were told we had to pass the plan to could find out what was in it. Then he came for our freedom of religion, and we found out what was in it: pure, unadulterated tyranny.
In a stunning exercise of raw, unconstitutional power, Barack Obama now tells people of faith that their rights do not come from God, as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment to the Constitution, but rather from him. The right to practice one’s religion is now codified in the so-called Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Last week, Obama announced that religious organizations would be required to include birth control and abortifacient devices and medications in the health care plans they provide for their employees. When it became clear that America’s Christian leaders would not stand for this, Obama is said to have “backed down.” In reality, he did no such thing.
What the president did was to call a press conference to announce his “compromise.” Rather than religious institutions being forced to provide these services directly, Obama decreed, their insurance companies would be compelled to do so — at no cost to the employee.
While making the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said, in essence, that insurance companies should be happy to give these services away “free” since it costs less not to have babies than it does to have them. As for the president, he clearly believes his power to dictate such things under Obamacare trumps the Constitution’s authority to stop him.
Obama administration launches $1 billion healthcare drive
Reuters ^ | Nov.14, 2011 | Alister Bull and Anna Yukhananov
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 8:33:16 PM by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday said $1 billion of federal funds allocated in last year’s health reform law will go toward innovation programs designed to boost jobs and improve patient care.
The announcement is the administration’s latest attempt to show that it is working outside of a deeply divided Congress to create jobs.
The administration will award grants in March to people who come up with the best ideas to lift care and save money for those enrolled in the federal healthcare programs Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
DO AMERICANS REMAIN DISTRACTED IN THE WAKE OF IMMINENT DANGER?
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
Is Islamic law a promoter of freedom or oppression?
(Sep. 10, 2011) — Jobs, jobs, and more jobs.. Then there’s health care, and the start of the football season. Just by listening to any radio sport call-in talk show, you’d come away convinced that the third pick in the second round was either the biggest mistake in human history or the most brilliant decision that mankind has ever made. I’ve often thought if these guys would put a tenth of their energy into solving the world’s problems that they put into their critiquing the game of football, all of our problems would’ve been solved the day after, say, the Bears shut out the then-to- be-Lions in 1932. Think of it, thousands and thousands of brains just thinking about world peace, world hunger, world population management, the future needs of clean energy, instead of millions of brain-hours deciphering the route of the tight end in the third quarter of last night’s game: did the receiver turn the wrong way or was it an interception by a defensive genius?
I don’t know for sure, but it is my belief that after I die, I don’t think I’ll be in any position to care one way or the other who will make the wild card team this year in the Central Division, or any other, for that matter. As I said, I may be wrong, but let’s say that I’m right, and if that’s the case I won’t be caring about my health care or about the summer job availability for inner city teenagers.. My concern won’t be on the well-being of my worthless 401k, or, sad to say, my neighbor’s sick colt. So what should I do? Should I be concerned about planning for a comfortable retirement or maybe start a new business? I know the perfect location for a laundromat, because our washing machine just went kaput. Or should I be concerned about staying alive, maybe making my continued existence my Number One top priority? Here’s a bit of wisdom; I don’t know if you’ll take it or not, but when your life could very well be on the line, you are not weighing the advantages of a chocolate mousse over a scoop of vanilla with a wafer………………………
Nona Willis Aronowitz – Associate Editor
August 29, 2011 • 3:00 pm PDT
It’s now been more than a year since President Obama signed the much-debated—and much-maligned—Affordable Care Act, and even longer since the details of the bill dominated the airwaves. It seems all that time has taken a toll on our memories. A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the number of Americans who understand what’s in the health care bill is declining.
The Hill points out that last summer, 72 percent of people polled were aware that the new law will provide financial assistance to people who must buy insurance on their own, rather than getting it from an employer. Now, that number is down to 58 percent. While two-thirds of respondents last year knew the law expands Medicaid, fewer than half know that now. Just 29 percent knew that the law eliminates copays for some preventive services, and half said the law did not provide that benefit—despite the Department of Health’s recent announcement that it would require plans to make birth control and other women’s health services copay-free.
This is what happens when sweeping legislation takes years to be enacted; most provisions of the health care bill won’t take effect until 2014, though some have already taken effect. But major parts of the bill, like the individual mandate or the elimination of annual limits for insurance coverage, are still years away from being put into practice.
Given this astounding gap, can you blame people for hating “Obamacare” when all they hear about is the president getting sued for the law being unconstitutional, or businesses planning to drop coverage from their plans? Nancy Pelosi may have gotten a lot of heat for saying “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it,” but it turns out she’s right. We won’t be able to judge public opinion on the Affordable Care Act until Americans tangibly feel its effect.
Meanwhile, if you need a refresher on what the health care bill does, the government has a useful timeline and the Kaiser Foundation has a pretty thorough explainer (pdf). For an even more abridged summary, check out this very cute video.
We Love Freedom! Wait, What’s Freedom? by Jeff Berwick
We Love Freedom! Wait, What’s Freedom? by Jeff Berwick:
Americans now live in one of the world’s least free prison camps yet when asked they will tell you they live in the land of the free and, on top of that, they are attacking and occupying countries who did nothing to them because “they hate us for our freedom”!
They’ve been indoctrinated all of their formative years in mandatory……………………
You’ll never guess…
Of that $28.8 million, “approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers,” Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS.
Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services.
“Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center,” Andrews said.
Further, the grant recipients are required to serve “all residents“ who walk through their doors.
The National Prevention Strategy is not just concerned with addressing the leading causes of death and disability in the United States (heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, and unintentional injuries), but also with “preventable behaviors—including tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical activity, and excessive alcohol use.” These priorities have to align with Healthy People 2020 initiative:
* Eliminate health disparities (euphemism for spreading the wealth)
* Promote healthy development and healthy behaviors across life stages (who decides what is and is not healthy, sounds very controlling and totalitarian)
* Create social and physical environments that promote good health (are we going to be moved to some Elysian Fields, the land of milk and honey?)
* Interventions will reach beyond the health care and public health sectors to include activities that influence health in areas such as:
o In-school and outdoor education
o The workplace
o The environment”
If this is not Orwellian enough, required by the Affordable Care Act, the President established an Advisory Group on January 26, 2011 when he appointed 13 people as members, adding two more members on April 8, 2011. Some of the members are doctors; however, the majority are bureaucrats. This advisory group gives guidance to members of the National Prevention Council.
Feds look to regulate food similar to tobacco, with hopes of saving money on health care:
“The federal government has a growing interest in the eating habits of Americans for the same reason it has an interest in tobacco consumption, said Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The reason is money, because three-quarters of medical-spending is driven by chronic diseases, such as obesity and tobacco-related diseases, she said.
Sebelius’ comments came at the tail-end of Tuesday’s White House press conference where officials showcased nine new photos that must be carried on cigarette packs. Officials used a survey of 18,000 people to find the images that would have the most distressing impact on groups of smokers, including young smokers and mothers of young kids.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com …”
Obamacare Based on Fraudulent Premise
Obamacare Based on Fraudulent Premise
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:55:21 AM by Kaslin
He obviously believes insurance companies let his mother die in refusing to cover her medical bills because of her pre-existing condition.
So, Obama concluded, as a matter of morality and legality, there should be universal access to health care among Americans. Anything less is immoral.
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Untouchable! Vets’ $52 billion Health Care Plan
Untouchable! Vets’ $52 billion Health Care Plan
The Fiscal Times ^ | 5-12-2011 | MERRILL GOOZNER
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:16:00 AM by blam
Untouchable! Vets’ $52 billion Health Care Plan
By MERRILL GOOZNER
The Fiscal Times
May 12, 2011
Rep. Jack Kingston, a Georgia Republican, leaned forward in his seat at a Wednesday armed services appropriations hearing and practically begged the Pentagon’s top health care official for tips on how to explain a proposed hike in military retiree health care fees to constituents and the news media back home.
“There is this pressure for free health care for life for veterans,” explained Kingston, who represents many veterans in his Savannah area district. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, replied that “Congress never meant for the health care benefit” for 5.3 million military retirees and their family members “to be entirely free.”
The exchange illustrates how difficult it is for legislators on Capitol Hill to make even minor changes to military budgets that have come to be seen as largely untouchable – even a small adjustment to a copayment requirement in a health insurance program that has turned out to be a sweet deal for military pensioners.
Members of the military can retire after 20 years with a full pension and heavily subsidized health care for life. It is one of the chief drivers of rapidly rising military health care spending, which has tripled in the past decade to more than $52 billion a year.
It’s not the only factor driving higher military health
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Barack Obama’s Internet Kill Switch
Saturday, April 16, 2011 – by Anthony Wile
Anthony Wile What are the chances of a US Internet Kill Switch? Could it happen? Is it practical? The Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking (FAFMT) and The Daily Bell are pleased to bring you a short video presentation titled, Internet Kill Switch.
The video features hard-to-believe yet true events unfolding right now in Washington D.C. to try and suppress the Internet’s ability to support the freedom of the press. Will the power elite be victorious in squelching Internet freedom? We surely hope not and will continue to support freedom of the press and the Internet-spawned advance of liberty and free-market thinking. We hope you enjoy the video and look forward to reading your feedback. Click here to watch.
Viewers, as well, are invited to add their financial support to our Foundation’s efforts to spread the word on this and other critical freedom issues. The time to act is now. Educational efforts like those being led by FAFMT via publishing efforts like the Daily Bell and outside free-market organizations it supports are critical to the expansion of freedom-awareness supported by sites and outlets on the World Wide Web.
Washington says phase in health-care reform, or else
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau
March, 24 2011 7:07 AM
One year after President Barack Obama signed the health-care overhaul into law, federal officials are urging Florida and other reluctant states to shape it to meet their needs and to take advantage of millions of dollars of federal planning grants. Failure to participate, officials warned this week, means a loss of state control.
Florida and other states, for example, must show by 2013 they are set up to provide a health-insurance exchange, an online service for consumers to compare coverage plans and shop for affordable rates. If states are unwilling or unprepared, the law requires U.S. officials to step in and make a federal-run exchange available for residents at the start of 2014.
But Florida Gov. Rick Scott — backed by fellow Republicans in the Legislature who strongly oppose “ObamaCare” — has refused $2 million in federal planning money and ordered state agencies not to implement the law. In addition, Florida has challenged the law in federal court, in a lawsuit filed before Scott was elected in November.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.orlandosentinel.com …
Eugene J. Koprowski, Esq. — Why are Americans willingly giving up their freedom for health care socialism?
Barack Obama, despite his grandiosity and narcissism, did not bring this awful state of affairs upon us suddenly last spring, though he probably tells himself this when lovingly gazing at his image in the mirror each morning. We’ve been letting our freedom slide away for decades, and, if we don’t watch it, death panels, as predicted by former GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin, will be the norm, quite soon.
Denying expensive federal medical care to granny or grandpa, on a case by case basis, is the swiftest way to go for Washington pols that always look for the easy way out when it comes to “cutting” the federal budget. The death panels will balance the budget on your back, and grandma and grandpas backs, literally.
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RealClearPolitics ^ | February 17, 2011 | RealClearPoliticsPosted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:54:12 AM by i88schwartzRep.
Paul Ryan R-Wis. talks about Wisconsin public workers protesting against a bill that has them make a contribution to their pension and health care benefits. It also eliminates collective bargaining.”It’s not asking a lot, it’s still about half of what private sector pensions do and health care packages do.
So he’s [the Governor is] basically saying, I want you public workers to pay have of what our private sector counterparts and he’s getting riots — it’s like Cairo has moved to Madison these days,” Rep. Ryan told MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe
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Method of persecuting people who refuse to buy mandatory health care invokes holocaust imagery
Obamacare Advocate: Make Refusniks Wear Gold Stickers
090211topPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comWednesday, February 9, 2011
A leading advocate of Obamacare told NPR yesterday that Americans who refuse to pay for health care should be forced to wear gold stickers on their foreheads and refused emergency hospital treatment, in a chilling throwback to how Jews were persecuted by being made to wear yellow stars by the Nazis during the occupation of Europe.
In an article carried on the NPR website entitled Alternatives To Mandating Insurance? Maybe, Dr. Len Nichols, Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, and a staunch advocate of mandatory health care, came up with a novel idea “to make the consequences of not having insurance even more dramatic.”………………………
Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail News/ActivismTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.Judge uses Obama’s words against himThe Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2011 | Stephen DinanPosted on Monday, January 31, 2011 5:48:41 PM by KaslinIn ruling against President Obama‘s health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,’” Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.Judge Vinson, a federal judge in the northern district of Florida, struck down the entire health care law as unconstitutional on Monday, though he is allowing the Obama administration to continue to implement and enforce it while the government appeals his ruling.The footnote was attached to the most critical part of Judge Vinson‘s ruling, in which he said the “principal dispute” in the case was not whether Congress has the power to tackle health care, but whether it has the power to compel the purchase of insurance.Judge Vinson used Mr. Obama‘s campaign words from an interview with CNN to show that there are other options that could fall within the Constitution — including then-candidate Obama‘s plan.Excerpt Read more at washingtontimes.com …
Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail News/ActivismTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.Florida Judge strikes down Obama‘s healthcare lawBBC ^ | January 31, 2011 | BBCPosted on Monday, January 31, 2011 5:02:47 PM by mdittmarA federal judge in Florida has declared the US healthcare reform bill passed in 2010 unconstitutional, ruling in a suit brought by 26 states.Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the requirement that Americans purchase health insurance or face penalties violates an individual’s rights.Because mandatory individual insurance is so central to the bill, Judge Vinson struck down the entire act.The case is likely to end up in the Supreme Court.Excerpt Read more at bbc.co.uk …
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Danny Glover on Tucson Shooter: Conservatives ‘Drove Him to that Act’
Nation.Foxnews.Com ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | by Danny “If the Glover don’ fit, you must acquit”
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 9:27:52 AM by Lazamataz
“….even though we know that this young man, is, you know, deranged in some way, there’s, this, th, what DROVE him to this act, was the kind of vitril (sic), the kind of, nasty villianous violence that’s happening. The violence that’s even happening, in, you know, town hall meetings, in, in, in, in, in, in you know during the Health Care crisis, the health care debate and everything.”
Texans take their rights seriously.A bill that has been prefiled for the 2011 state legislative session creates penalties of up to $5,000 in fines and up to five years in jail for anyone guilty of the “felony” of attempting “to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation” of Obamacare, the president’s plan that effectively nationalizes the health-care decision making process.
The plan by Texas Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, effectively would nullify the federal health care legislation in his state.At least, that is what the bill that “relates to federal health care legislation” says: The federal Act: 1 is invalid in this state; 2 is not recognized by this state; 3 is specifically rejected by this state; and 4 is null and void and of no effect in this state.Get “Taking America Back,” Joseph Farah‘s manifesto for sovereignty, self-reliance and moral renewalIt provides that “a person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States commits an offense if the person enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the United States in violation of this chapter.
“Story continues below It explains that the “assumption of power by the federal government in enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act H.R. 3590; Pub. L. No. 111-148 as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 H.R. 4872; Pub. L. No. 111-152 interferes with the right of the people of this state to regulate health care as they determine is appropriate, and makes a mockery of James Madison’s assurance in Federalist Paper Number 45 that the powers delegated to the federal government are ‘few and defined’ while those that remain in the state governments are ‘numerous and indefinite.’”
Proposition 106Proposition 106 would amend the Arizona Constitution to block any rules mandating participation in a health care system. It purports to ensure that Arizona residents have the right to enroll in a private health care system.In reality, the chief goal of Prop. 106 is to undermine federal law, in particular H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, better known by the pejorative “Obamacare.”
However, anyone with a basic knowledge of civics understands that states cannot override federal law; this attempt to do so is costly, pointless and embarrassing for Arizona. In a time when Arizona has had to repeatedly balance its budget by slashing social programs, more or less inviting a federal lawsuit would be financially irresponsible. The proposition is a rash knee-jerk reaction to an unpopular federal measure and nothing more.In addition, universal public health care would greatly benefit Arizona citizens. Arizona has one of the highest percentages of uninsured people in the nation, particularly uninsured children.
Those people have the right to health care, but can’t afford it. Plus, even those who can currently afford private health insurance would benefit from H.R. 3962, as reducing the number of people who receive health care they can’t pay for would drive down health care costs across the board.Because it’s a costly, irresponsible waste of time and would hurt, rather than help, Arizona citizens, vote NO on Proposition 106.
In a decision that reads more like leftist talking points than a judgment based upon any true and sound legal determination based upon the US Constitution, Clinton appointed “Judge” George C. Steeh has ruled that the commerce clause gives the federal government the “right” to compel any and all citizens whom it wishes and to buy any and all demanded products whether they want them or not.
In other words, the Marxist Judge Steeh has ruled that the US Constitution no longer precludes slavery of its citizens. [snip]
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States Should Nullify the Entire ObamaCare Law
9/16/10 • John Birch Society
There’s a lot of confusion occurring over what’s being nullified by the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act” legislation that’s been introduced in over 30 states, and already enacted into law in Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, and Loui
When CNSNews.com started asking Holdren about the statement, he said, “I’m not talking to you. Bye bye. Have a nice day.”When CNSNews.com started asking Holdren about the statement, he said, “I’m not talking to you. Bye bye. Have a nice day.”John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said “have a nice day” and otherwise declined to comment on Tuesday when asked about a statement he made that worldwide redistribution of wealth is “absolutely essential” in order to provide all human beings with a decent life.
“Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne Ehrlich in the final chapter of Human Ecology, a book the three co-authored in 1973.
Paul Ehrlich is also author of the famous 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb. Holdren, President Obama’s top science adviser, advises the administration on issues that include health care and climate change.CNSNews.com approached Holdren to ask him about his statement on redistributing wealth after he gave a speech on “Science, Technology, and Sustainable Economic Growth” at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
09-23-2010 • Rense.com
ANOTHER OBAMA and PELOSI NIGHTMARE:
A TAX ON HOME SALES
Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That’s $3,800 on a $100,000 home etc. When did this happen? It’s in the healthcare bill. Just thought you should know. SALES TAX TO GO INTO EFFECT 2013 (Part of HC Bill) REAL ESTATE SALES TAX So, this is “change you can believe in”? Under the new health care bill – did you know that all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax? The bulk of these new taxes don’t kick in until 2013 (presumably after obama’s reelection). You can thank Nancy, Harry and Barack and your local Democrat Congressman for this one. If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. Is this Hope & Change great or what? Does this stuff makes your November and 2012 votes more important? Oh, you weren’t aware this was in the obamacare bill? Guess what, you aren’t alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren’t aware of it either (result of clandestine midnight voting for huge bills they’ve never read). AND, there are a few other surprises lurking. http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home Forward this article with the emailer below to every single person in your address book because an election is coming in November.
This is the globalist bill designed to give away our land, oceans, adjacent land masses and Great Lakes to an international body, and makes us pay $900 million per year until 2040. HR 3534 is a thinly disguised permanent roadblock to American energy which drives American companies out of the Gulf, delays future drilling, increases dependency on foreign oil, implements climate change legislation and youth education programs; but most important, it mandates membership in the Law of the Sea Treaty without the required two-thirds vote to ratify it in the U.S. Senate.
Read more at LOST belowThe House passed the CLEAR Act HR 3534 209-193, July 30, 2010. This bill was originally introduced July 8, 2009, but was resurrected by the recent Deep Water Horizon oil spill crisis. According to http://www.govtrack.us, a debate may be taking place on a companion bill in the Senate, rather than on this particular bill. This bill was read for the second time Aug. 4, 2010, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar No. 510. No official Senate Bill number exists as of yet.
Some have said this bill would be a long shot to be approved in the Senate or it will take a while to surface. Similar assessments were made about the health-care bill. Past precedent reflects how a 2,200+-page bill can be created, printed, members held hostage, and that same bill voted on within hours to facilitate holiday recess.This bill assesses a Conservation Fee of $2 per barrel of oil and 20 cents per million BTUs of natural gas for all leases on Federal onshore and offshore lands Section 802.
This will jettison America’s energy prices for oil and gas through the roof!
Full article here
Prepare To Be Betrayed
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Recently by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.:
LRC Under Attack It’s another revolutionary season in American politics, with voters preparing to do everything they can within the structure of the law to throw out the bad guys and the bad system they represent. The focus is on this amorphous thing called the Tea Party, which embodies a huge range of political impulses from libertarian to authoritarian, united under the common belief that everything is going wrong in Washington, with a common goal of upending the status quo.
Candidates that the Republican Party doesn’t like are making big inroads into the party structure and, quite possibly, the election itself. That is fun to watch. The wind at their backs is the spectacular – but wholly predictable – failure of the Obama administration‘s economic witchcraft. Trillions and trillions created and spent and yet the suffering endures.The health-care bill is also a source of American public anger. People are not deceived into believing that whatever reforms we are getting are going to fix the problems of the current system; they will make them worse.
As it is, the freedom remaining in the system is the only reason that the system serves us at all. Take that away, and you take away a lifeline.The revolt, then, is in high gear. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last. The governed have long been very unhappy about the government, and they periodically wake up and seek to change it. It’s been some 18 years since the last go-round of such revolutionary sentiment.
It is arguably stronger today than it was back in 1994.
Americans are sending a pretty clear message to Congress members who have continually pushed hugely unpopular legislation this election year – shut up and get the hell out of office.
The recent success of Tea Party candidates hasn’t necessarily been too closely related to their actual policies – a new Gallup poll reminds us precisely why anti-incumbency fever is running rampant – people despise the government with a passion and that hatred shows no signs of abating.The survey shows that the level of public approval for Congress – 18 per cent – is a new low for a midterm election year.
A sitting Congress has never been more unpopular shortly before a midterm vote in history.“Both the president and the Democratic-led Congress saw a sharp slide in their public approval ratings last summer, punctuated by a sharp drop in October. Their ratings subsequently leveled off, but fell slightly further this summer, and remain at the lower level today,” reports Gallup.Increasing disgust and distrust of Congress can only be beneficial to a plethora of anti-incumbency candidates who are set to ride the wave of resistance to big government in attempting to overthrow the status quo this November.ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWAmerican People To Congress: Shut Up And Get The Hell Out Of Office 150709banner2Tea Party candidates who are not merely vassals for the Republicans, people like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle, have found politically fertile soil in juxtaposing themselves as genuine alternatives to the Washington elite, and this can only be a good thing for America.
Widespread revulsion at Congress for repeatedly pushing legislation opposed by the majority of Americans, such as the increasingly unpopular Obamacare as well as cap and trade, have undoubtedly been the primary influence behind the slump in approval ratings for lawmakers.But another factor must surely be the cackling arrogance with which people like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others have figuratively slit America’s throat while smiling, sneering and laughing about it in public.Not only have stunts like the infamous march through Capitol Hill before the health care vote, which was blatantly a huge middle finger in the face of the country, made people’s blood boil, but merely the day to day contemptuousness with which Pelosi and her gang conduct themselves seems deliberately crafted to rile the vast majority of Americans who oppose the big government agenda.Pelosi is without a doubt one of the most loathed Speakers of the House in American history, and her conceited chutzpah came to a head when she told Americans with a straight face that lawmakers would have to pass the health care bill before Americans could find out what was in it.
No president in my lifetime has been as incompetent, as obtuse, or as polarizing. There’s a particular type of incompetence that involves applying serious energy and diligence to doing the wrong thing. Obama is the master of this style of governance.
Sure, he passed his stimulus bill, his health care plan, his financial regulatory act — all of which are loathed by the country at large and all of which, without exception, are guaranteed to make the problems they’re designed to address worse. The stimulus stimulated nothing. Health care costs have risen 20% since O’s grand triumph. The regulatory bill addresses precisely none of the problems that led to the recent slump.
Obama’s obtuseness is evident in the endless vacations, the bowing and scraping before assorted potentates, his leaping into events the Gates imbroglio, the Ground Zero mosque, this latest sideshow act with the backwoods wrestler…uhh, pastor that are none of his business, and his continual rhetorical fumbles. A week doesn’t go by without a new addition to the list, his whining that his critics “talk about me like a dog” being only the latest.
Quick, hand me that newspaper… A president must be a center of calm and poise amid the whirlwind of events. Obama is usually just another piece of flotsam.
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Experiments on our MilitaryThe brave men and now women of our military deserve the very best in equipment, training, protection, leadership, healthcare, housing and pay.
Undoubtedly, they have been lacking in these areas and many more over the years. The active military and the veterans all deserve the very best we can give them as well as our daily prayers for all of them. Sadly, they have often been used as subjects for experiments conducted by the same groups I mentioned in Part 3 of this article, the Atomic Energy Commission AEC, the Department of Defense DOD, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, HEW, the Public Health Service, now the CDC, the National Institutes of Health NIH, the Veterans Administration VA, the CIA, and NASA.Undoubtedly, all of us have heard of Gulf War illness and depleted uranium DU sickness our veterans have come home with from the Iraq war. Several Persian Gulf War vets reported that they were ordered to take experimental vaccines during Operation Desert Shield or face prison.
Most researchers cite radioactive poisoning from depleted uranium shells as the deadliest element in the Gulf War Illness “cocktail.” In the 1991 war the Pentagon fired more than 340 tons of DU projectiles at targets in Iraq and Kuwait. More than a half million Gulf era veterans are on medical disability. It was in 1993 that a group of twenty four affected soldiers went to a leading expert on radiation and found they had many times the “safe” level of toxic depleted uranium in their bodies.The military of course continues to deny the connection of depleted uranium to the returning vet’s illnesses, but so many were sick that in 2007, President Bush signed legislation for a newly mandated study. I have my doubts of the outcome simply because the government rarely takes responsibility for their crimes against the citizens and military personnel. However, in 1996, the DOD admitted that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.
Hundreds of thousands of military personnel during the last seventy years have been involved in human experimentation and other intentional exposures conducted by the DOD, often without a service member’s knowledge or consent. In some cases, soldiers who consented to serve as human subjects found themselves participating in experiments quite different from those described at the time they volunteered.
President Barack Obama told voters repeatedly during the health care debate that the overhaul legislation would bring down fast-rising health care costs and save them money. Now, he’s hemming and hawing on that.
So far, the law he signed earlier this year hasn’t had the desired effect. An analysis from Medicare‘s Office of the Actuary this week said that the nation’s health care tab will go up — not down — through 2019 as a result of Obama’s sweeping law, though the increase is modest.
Obama offered some caveats when asked in his news conference Friday about the apparent discrepancy between what he promised and what’s actually happening so far. On several other topics, too, his rhetoric fell short of a full accounting.___
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An occasional look at assertions by public officials and how well they adhere to the facts___A look at some of the claims at his news conference and how they compare with the facts:
North’s Carolina’s old people, at least, didn’t appreciate these lies, and Griffith’s favorability rating has dropped 25 percentage points there.
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Do you get it yet? One of the reasons we fought our first revolution was because of taxation without representation. Now, it is back. What are we to do but realize that this administration and every politician who voted for and supports this horror are declaring openly their hatred and contempt for the American people.It doesn’t even matter if you’re retired. Your gross income WILL go up by the amount of insurance your employer paid for.
So you’ll be required to pay taxes on a larger sum of money that what you actually received. Try taking the tax form you just finished filing for 2009 and see what an additional $15,000.00 or $20,000.00 gross income does to your tax debt.
One has to congratulate President Obama and his advisers on their success. Rahm Emanuel‘s quip about “never let a crisis go to waste” in late 2008 was a prelude to the administration’s attack on U.S. economic growth.
It took Obama less than 18 months to transform a historically vibrant U.S. economy to one that has been paralyzed by his shock-and-awe economic policies. The U.S. economy has little or no private-sector job growth, nearly 10% unemployment, a high rate of underemployment, no wealth creation and a heavy dose of government control.
This administration has been relentless in its push to transform an economy that was based on growth, wealth creation and personal responsibility to one characterized by wealth-sharing, government control and slow growth. Obama succeeded in what he wanted for the U.S. economy.Obama signed the crown jewel of his U.S. economic transformation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — on March 23 of this year. ObamaCare amounts to, over time, a takeover of the health care industry — 17% of the economy.
It is a wealth-sharing policy that increases costs and taxes on the private sector.ObamaCare is phased in over the next four years, but taxpayers and businesspeople responded immediately to the higher costs and taxes as if ObamaCare were already fully implemented.
“I — I do think that it’s important for us to recognize that right now, the country’s going through a very difficult time, as a consequence of years of neglect in a whole range of areas. Our schools not working the way they need to, so we’ve slipped in terms of the number of college graduates, you know?A financial system that was not, you know, operating in a way that maintained integrity and assured that the people who were investing or who were buying a home or were using a credit card weren’t getting in some way cheated.
We had a health care system that was broken and that was bankrupting families and businesses. All those issues are big, tough, difficult issues. And those are just our domestic issues. That’s before we get to policy issues in two wars. And a continuing battle against terrorists who want to do us harm.
So, given all those anxieties — and given the fact that, you know, in none of these situations are you going to be fix things overnight. It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That’s been true throughout our history.
What I’m focused on is making sure that the decisions we’re making now are going to be be not good for the nightly news. Not good even necessarily for the next election. But are good for the next generation. And I’m very confident that those decisions are the ones that we’ve made.”
“I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table,” the President said during a town hall meeting in August 2008. “We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.”
“Secret meetings with special interests to hammer out backroom deals are one of the reasons that Americans oppose Obamacare and this administration’s unethical approach to governing,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Democratic Congressman Phil Hare, who caused outrage earlier this year when he told constituents who asked him about the legality of the health care bill, “I don’t worry about the constitution,” has sparked fresh consternation after he was caught on camera in an Illinois hotel labeling the founding document of America “silly stuff”.
Video confrontations with arrogant and dismissive Congress members uploaded to You Tube have come to represent the angst of the Tea Party movement, as elected representatives betray disdain and sometimes even open hostility to the rule of law that they are supposed to uphold on behalf of their constituents.The latest example was provided by Illinois Congressman Phil Hare, who was asked on camera about his previous response to a question about Obamacare during a meeting with constituents, in which he told the audience “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this to be honest.”
The new clip shows a citizen asking Hare, “Where in the constitution does it say that you can force people to buy health care?” to which Hare responds, “Oh boy, we’re not going there again are we?”Watch the clip below.
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:17:24 AM by vietvet67
It took less than a month for the default leadership style of President Obama to appear. How long will it take for the forgotten man who believed in him to awaken to the consequences?