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Will You Owe Debt After Death? The Medicaid Surprise

January 27, 2014 50 comments

Will You Owe Debt After Death? The Medicaid Surprise

Townhall.com ^ | 1/27/2014 | Morgan Brittany

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 11:25:49 AM by rktman

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This was not in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act (that no one read), and there was nothing in it that changed the existing law from 1993.

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The ACA however, did expand the number of people who are eligible for Medicaid, so now there are more people from the ages of 55 to 65 whose estates could be on the hook for Medicaid expenses after the beneficiary dies.

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ObamaCare’s Attack on the Elderly

January 20, 2014 2 comments

By Arnold Ahlert Monday, January 20, 2014

In October of 2012, the Daily Mail exposed the highly disturbing realities of the Liverpool

Pathway (LCP), the series of guidelines for treating terminally ill patients developed for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).

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The most egregious of those realities concerned cash incentives paid to hospitals to ensure a certain percentage of hospital patients would be put on the regime. As healthcare expert Besty McCaughey reveals, a similar

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horror show is occurring on this side of the Atlantic, courtesy of ObamaCare. Beginning the the same time the LCP scandal was being exposed, the Obama administration began awarding hospitals bonus points for spending the least amount of money on elderly patients. Even worse, the idea was sold to the elderly as a good thing during the 2012 presidential election campaign.

 

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Obama’s Knockout Game Against America | Obama

November 29, 2013 2 comments

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Obama destruction

Rick Badman * The Western Center for Journalism

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One of the latest fads young people are involved with is called the Knockout Game. A group or a single person is walking down the street of some city and sees an unsuspecting person coming their way.

 

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Detroit Shows How ObamaCare Will Bankrupt the Country…..

July 30, 2013 1 comment

Detroit Shows How ObamaCare Will Bankrupt the Country

 

Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2103 | IBD StaffPosted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:42:43 AM by IBD editorial writerCost-Shifting:

 

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Looks like Detroit might get a federal bailout after all, by offloading its retiree health costs onto federal taxpayers via ObamaCare. It’s a window into why Obama-Care costs will quickly spiral out of control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, the New York Times noted that Detroit hopes to push its younger retirees who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare into the ObamaCare exchanges, where many will be eligible for subsidized insurance. Federal tax payers will pick up the tab, rather than those in Detroit…

 

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The Old Order is Dying… “Ideas of the 1960s have now grown reactionary in our world that is vastly different from a half-century ago.”

June 16, 2013 1 comment
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The Old Order is Dying

Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:07:28 AM by Kaslin

Edited on Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:21:27 AM by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ideas of the 1960s have now grown reactionary in our world that is vastly different from a half-century ago.

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The Old Order is Dying… What The Young Folks Are Saying–supposedly–’Bout Old Folks, Etc. !!!!! … did I say…see reader responses? …..

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The Old Order is Dying

Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:07:28 AM by Kaslin

Edited on Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:21:27 AM by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ideas of the 1960s have now grown reactionary in our world that is vastly different from a half-century ago.

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Obamacare’s tough on dogs, too…

May 9, 2013 1 comment

Obamacare‘s tough on dogs, too

 

The Community Advocate ^ | 5/12 | sherman

 

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Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:46:58 AM by pabianice

 

My dog, Elkie, recently suffered a stroke. While she was recovering, she developed an infection of her digestive track. My veterinarian prescribed an oral antibiotic. She called the local CVS drug store and ordered it.

 

My wife and I are customers of this CVS store and get our prescriptions there through Medicare and Tricare, the latter the military retiree plan.

 

I went to pick-up the medicine, to find it had to be prepared by another pharmacy and then sent to CVS. I was told to come back later in the day. Because I had already made one trip, I called ahead the second time to make sure all was ready.

 

 

 

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Seniors, Vets Unite – Obama Is Pushing Us Over The Cliff | Veterans Today

April 10, 2013 2 comments

Seniors and vets, it’s happening before our very eyes ~ President Obama, not Paul Ryan, is pushing our highly dependable Social Security benefits program over the cliff while playing politics with the Republicans and over the wishes of 87% of those over 50 years of age who oppose any cuts to social security benefits

 

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by Allen L Roland

 

“Social Security…is not a dole or a device for giving everybody something for nothing. True Social Security must consist of rights which are earned rights ~ guaranteed by the law of the land.” Harry S. Truman, August 13, 1945

 

Voters should know that Social Security is not an entitlement but rather a system of wage replacement insurance, which we, as workers, pay for in payroll taxes throughout our working lives.

 

 

 

The system provides benefits when workers stop receiving wages due to retirement, disability or premature death. And voters should also know that Social Security is solid and dependable; it hasn’t missed a payment in 77 years, is currently running a surplus of $2.7 trillion, and is solvent for the next quarter century.

 

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In an economy that continues to be sluggish, with unemployment unacceptably high, Social Security is the solution, not the problem ~ and it must now be strengthened, if not increased, and most certainly not undermined by millionaire politicians who answer to the financial elite and ignore the public.

 

 

 

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(GyG: ALWAYS, See The Reader Responses…please…) ~ Social Security, Medicare facing cuts in Obama budget [Democrats Hate Old People]

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Social Security, Medicare facing cuts in Obama budget [Democrats Hate Old People]

 

Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/4/13

 

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 8:14:38 AM by SoFloFreeper

 

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President Barack Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.

 

 

 

In a significant shift in fiscal strategy, Obama on Wednesday will send a budget plan to Capitol Hill that departs from the usual presidential wish list that Republicans typically declare dead on arrival.

 

 

 

Instead it will embody the final compromise offer that he made to Speaker John Boehner late last year, before Boehner abandoned negotiations in opposition to the president’s demand for higher taxes from wealthy individuals and some corporations.

 

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Someone Needs To Be Held Accountable … and They Need To Pay… “Most Americans are—let me search for the word—freeloaders. And most of those deny it” by Jim Karger

March 19, 2013 2 comments

EXCERPT!!!!!

 

…..Most Americans are—let me search for the word—freeloaders. And most of those deny it. Indeed, a 2008 poll found that 57% of Americans denied ever using a government program. But when shown a list of 21 actual programs, including student loans and home-mortgage interest deduction, 94% of the deniers turned out to have bellied up to the pork-bar after all.

 

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Who are they? They are us.

 

They are current Social Security recipients who, under no theory, have paid in near enough to justify the benefits they are receiving in the mail each month.

 

It is a General Public filled with so much fear and hate that they can’t get enough of the engorged war machine that spends more on “defense,” more properly called “war,” than the next 16 largest nations combined.

 

It is funding for the arts which means funding artists who can’t sell their paintings or pottery or music in the free market.

 

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Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You… “First, they came for the smokers…”

March 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You

 

Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2013 | Derek Hunter

 

Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 4:35:00 AM by Kaslin

 

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First, they came for the smokers.

 

No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized — activity?

 

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.Genocide is here – Obama care is a killing machine and millions will die…

February 22, 2013 18 comments

Genocide is here – Obama care is a killing machine and millions will die

The Roth Show ^ | February 20, 2013 | Dr. Laurie Roth

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 1:43:52 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

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This week I gasped in horror when I learned that Obama care had ordered Medicare to cut reimbursement for 4 million diabetic seniors by 66%. It also reduced all the companies that were supplying blood sugar monitoring supplies from 1000 to 15.

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I also learned via the research of Elizabeth Vliet M.D. that one of her 80 year old patients was told he was not covered anymore by Medicare when he went to the pharmacy so couldn’t get his medication. His choice was to pay cash or die.

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The Broke, Retreating State of Our Union (Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Speech is a Wake Up Call)

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

The Broke, Retreating State of Our Union (Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Speech is a Wake Up Call)

 

National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | The Editors

 

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:49:50 AM by SeekAndFind

 

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It is terribly appropriate that President Obama gave his halting and graceless State of the Union address on Mardi Gras: He spent the evening shouting “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” at every liberal constituency in sight, promising new spending for public-sector unions (“Fix-It-First”), demanding (yet again) that banks renegotiate mortgages on politically driven terms, offering handouts to Al Gore–style enviropreneurs (reviving cap-and-trade, offering yet more subsidies to politically connected energy firms), and promising a $9-an-hour minimum wage.

 

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Obama’s Declaration of Political War… (” a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones:…”)

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment

In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America.

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Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones:

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment.

• “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now!

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The Executive Branch Is More Important Than You

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

You are hearing ad nauseam in the discussion of the fiscal cliff about entitlement reform and tax reform (tax increases). What you’re not going to hear hardly anyone talking about is Executive branch reform. Why? I don’t know, but it is very disturbing. The Simpson-Bowles commission didn’t make one recommendation for cutting the Executive branch. Not one. Cuts from Social Security, Medicare and the Military yes, but not the Executive branch.

 

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And why should they be talking about Executive branch reform (cuts)? Because the Executive branch is much bigger than you think.

 

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3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Rumors about the 3.8% Medicare tax continue to circulate. Here’s the definitive word on what’s true and what’s not on how the tax impacts real estate.

 

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Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate.

 

NAR quickly released material to show that the tax doesn’t target real estate and will in fact affect very few home sales, because it’s a tax that will only affect high-income households that realize a substantial gain on an asset sale, including on a home sale, once other factors are taken into account. Maybe 2-3 percent of home sellers will be affected.

 

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Romney Crushing Obama with Independents in New Monmouth Poll (Update: Romney Lead Holds in Gallup)

October 22, 2012 2 comments

Romney Crushing Obama with Independents in New Monmouth Poll (Update: Romney Lead Holds in Gallup)

Bryan Preston

A new Monmouth University poll carries more bad news for the Obama campaignadministration (that’s not a typo). Nationally, Mitt Romney now leads 48-45. That’s a flip from mid-September, when Obama led by the same margin. Five percent remain undecided.

The poll finds that about 12% of likely voters in the sample have already voted nationally, and Romney leads among them 44-41. The gender gap has also closed dramatically after the first debate, with Obama leading by just four points among women while Romney leads by 11 points among men.

It’s among independent voters, though, where Obama is weakest. According to the poll, the first presidential debate changed the race considerably. Romney leads by 19 points among independent voters, 52-33. He has a +22 point favorable rating among independents (compared to Obama’s -15 favorability).

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(“Social Chaos Is Coming Because of massive dependence on government…”) ~ Government Dependency Will End in Chaos by Ron Paul

October 10, 2012 19 comments

 

Listen to Ron Paul

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The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct.

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It’s not that nearly half of Americans are dependent on government; it’s actually more than half. If one includes not just people on food stamps and welfare, but also seniors on Medicare, Social Security and people employed by the government directly, the number is more like 165 million out of 308 million, which is 53%.

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Americans Are Already Double and Triple Taxed

October 1, 2012 5 comments

 

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Unless the Democrats and Republicansin Congress can reach an agreement on an extension, many temporary tax-cut provisions will expire at the end of this year.

 

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The so-called Bush tax cut — The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTRRA) — gave us our current six income tax brackets of 10, 15, 25, 28, 33, and 35 percent, a $1,000 child tax credit, a long-term capital gains rate of 15 percent, a qualified dividend tax rate of 15 percent (0 percent for those in the two lowest tax brackets), a section 179 expense deduction of up to $250,000 for small businesses, an estate tax that was gradually reduced to zero for 2010, and numerous tax credits and deductions.

 

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Video: The Obamacare Mess Explained in One Sentence… (“This puppy’s going viral, so we might as well hop aboard the train and toot the horn a few times.”)

September 14, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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This puppy’s going viral, so we might as well hop aboard the train and toot the horn a few times. Here’s medical doctor and Illinois State Senatecandidate Barbara Bellar summarizing the president’s unpopular healthcare law in a single, tortured sentence:

 

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(Video at link)

 

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Rush: How Long Do We Have If Obama Wins? (“How many of you think we’re at the tipping point now? “)

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment

 

BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: Let me ask you this:

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How long does this country have if Obama wins? We are headed toward an economic collapse, and we are the leader of the world. When it happens to us, there are reverberations all over the world.

It’s not like some little Podunk European country collapsing, that goes to another relatively Podunk European country for a bailout.

When we collapse, there are worldwide reverberations.How long is it going to take?I’m asking a serious question.Eighteen months? You throw Obamacare onto what we know we’re gonna get more of from Obama:

More debt, more spending, the expansion of the welfare state, more people on food stamps. How long can this go on?

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Republicans Hope, but Don’t Change by Peter Schiff

August 18, 2012 33 comments

 

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For much of the past few generations, the debate over balancing the federal budget has been a central feature of every presidential campaign.

 

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But over time, the goalposts have moved. As the amount of red ink has grown steadily larger, the suggested time frames to restore balance have gotten increasingly longer, while the suggested cuts in government spending have gotten increasingly shallower.

 

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Update: Second Video Added – 71 Year Old Taken To The Ground For Questioning Paul Ryan | Peace . Gold . Liberty | Revolution

August 15, 2012 Leave a comment

 

As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about him, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor

 

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being handcuffed by police. The 71-year-old retired plumber from Kenosha was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after objecting to Ryan’s plans to gut Social Securityand

 

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Medicare during his congressman’s only public appearance scheduled during the August recess — a $15 Rotary Club luncheon in West Allis on Tuesday.

 

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Some Establishment GOP Consultants Don’t Want the Romney-Ryan Ticket to Win

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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RUSH: Now, folks, stop what you’re doing and look at me for a second. There are two stories out today, one from TheHill.com and

 

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the other from Politico. They essentially say the same thing. The Hill: “Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall. Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryan’s budget plan, which contains controversial spending cuts and changes to Medicare.”

 

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If we are to believe this, what’s happening is… By the way, not one of these Republican in either story is named. And they say that

 

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they don’t want to be named because they want to be able to be fully, 100% honest with no recriminations.

 

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Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

 

The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/10/2012 | Bruce Bartlett

 

Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s

 

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Running Mate

 

By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times August 10, 2012

 

This week, conservatives launched a concerted effort to get Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee. I do not believe this will happen.

 

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Over 100 Million Now Receiving Federal Welfare

August 8, 2012 Leave a comment

 

A new chart set to be released later today by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee details a startling statistic: “Over 100 Million People in U.S. Now Receiving Some Form Of Federal Welfare.”

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Obama’s Next Target: Doctors

July 17, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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RUSH: You know who’s next? Doctors. And it’s not Obamacare. It’s not Medicare copayments. It’s not any of that. You know how they’re gonna go after doctors? Very simple, and I might even see Obama make this speech this summer.

 

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It might even happen before the campaign.

 

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Repealing Obama’s health care law won’t be easy [Media Will Try To Demoralize You This Week]

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment
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Yes, if Mitt Romney wins the White House and his Republican allies retake the Senate, he could shred most of President Barack Obama’s health care law without having to overpower a Democratic filibuster.

But it won’t be as easy as some Republicans portend, and it certainly won’t be quick.

Why?

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On Morning Joe, Sam Stein Grills Ron Paul About Why He Collects Social Security

June 20, 2012 17 comments

Ron Paul stopped by Morning Joe on Wednesday, where he discussed a range of issues, from whether he believes Mitt Romney has “core convictions” (Short answer:

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, although Paul would ultimately like to change the GOP’s core convictions), to the delegates he’s obtained, to entitlement programs.

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IS IT A DEATH SENTENCE? | SUDDENLY SENIOR

June 5, 2012 1 comment
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Not long ago I got one of those “Send to everyone on your email list” messages that predicted that those of us in the fourth quarter of our first century were being handed a “death sentence” under the provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act more commonly called Obamacare.

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What Is Obama Hiding?

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

There has been plenty of conjecture regarding Obama’s biography. Clearly, he has a penchant for fiction and does not care to fact-check his own life.

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Nor does he care for others to fact-check or scrutinize what he has been doing as president. Has this been why he has been decimating the taxpayers’ best friends in Washington: the inspectors general?

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Mitt’s Military and Misleading Media | Veterans Today

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

According to Mother Jones, “Mitt Romney Wants the Biggest Military Ever, Regardless of Cost.” What can we say but “Mission Accomplished”? We’ve got the biggest military ever, and the financial cost has damaged our economy while requiring tragic trade-offs from human needs spending, not to mention devastating the environment, slashing our civil liberties, and making us less safe.

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The Looming Reversal of Centralization by Gary North

May 20, 2012 Leave a comment

“Centralization induces apoplexy at the center and anemia at the extremities.” ~ Lamenais

The present political system is clearly insane. It suffers from schizophrenia. Around the world, almost no one trusts the politicians, yet almost everyone votes for incumbent politicians who promise to reform the government.

Voters now suspect (correctly) that all Western governments are headed for bankruptcy because of the pension programs and government-funded medicine, yet these two programs are politically untouchable. Voters demand them.

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Gary North speaking at the Mises Institute after receiving the Institute’s Rothbard Medal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For four decades, soft-core critics of the pension/Medicare systems have come to voters with this announcement: “The two systems can be reformed, but we must act now. If we delay, they will bankrupt the government.” Yet the systems are never reformed.

Then, a decade later, the next group of optimistic reformers comes forward with this same promise: “The systems can be reformed if we just act now.” Nobody believes them. Nobody should. If the programs really can be reformed “if we act now,” then the previous warnings were mere scaremongering. There really was no hurry. So, Congress asks rhetorically: “Why should we believe that we need to hurry now?” Result: the systems never get reformed. Congress kicks the can.

THE GREAT DEFAULT

The federal government really is headed for default. The numbers don’t lie. This fact produces pessimism in some circles. People who look at the numbers conclude, accurately, that the federal government will not muddle through this crisis. All over the world, national governments will not muddle through. They will no longer be able to kick the can.

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Dictator Obama Issues New Threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare

May 7, 2012 9 comments

Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.”

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By Sher Zieve Saturday, May 5, 2012

In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences.

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.” Therefore, if SCOTUS rules in favor of the US Constitution, Obama & Co will begin its campaign to either destroy Medicare or make those on it suffer greatly. The Obama syndicate is said to be threatening to hold off Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals if SCOTUS does not comply with Obama’s demands and submit to him.

As an additional example of Obama’s illegal and (I believe) highly treasonous behaviors, on 1 May and 2 May Obama issued two additional unconstitutional and illegal Executive Orders. The first E.O., issued 1 May 2012, makes the USA subject to “international regulations” as opposed to looking to and following the US Constitution. Also, with this new E.O., the US FDA will now be able to be bypassed by International committees—thus, replacing the FDA with any international group which may be chosen. In essence, Obama is quickly eliminating US Sovereignty and selling the USA to the international “community.”

The second E.O. issued in 2 days was signed by Obama on 2 May 2012. This E.O. instructs the USA to bow to international regulations instead of the US Constitution and Businessweek reports: “Obama’s order provides a framework to organize scattered efforts to promote international regulatory cooperation, the chamber’s top global regulatory official said today.

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Dictator Obama issues new threat to Supreme Court over ObamaCare

May 4, 2012 8 comments

By Sher Zieve

In his latest display of his full USA federal government dictatorship over both the American people and the former co-branches of government, Dictator Obama is warning the Supreme Court to either rule in his favor or face severe consequences.

Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.” Therefore, if SCOTUS rules in favor of the US Constitution, Obama & Co will begin its campaign to either destroy Medicare or make those on it suffer greatly. The Obama syndicate is said to be threatening to hold off Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals if SCOTUS does not comply with Obama’s demands and submit to him.

As an additional example of Obama’s illegal and (I believe) highly treasonous behaviors, on 1 May and 2 May Obama issued two additional unconstitutional and illegal Executive Orders. The first E.O., issued 1 May 2012, makes the USA subject to “international regulations” as opposed to looking to and following the US Constitution. Also, with this new E.O., the US FDA will now be able to be bypassed by International committees — thus, replacing the FDA with any international group which may be chosen. In essence, Obama is quickly eliminating US Sovereignty and selling the USA to the international “community.”

The second E.O. issued in 2 days was signed by Obama on 2 May 2012. This E.O. instructs the USA to bow to international regulations instead of the US Constitution and Businessweek reports: “Obama’s order provides a framework to organize scattered efforts to promote international regulatory cooperation, the chamber’s top global regulatory official said today.

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An $8 billion trick?

April 23, 2012 1 comment

Call it President Obama’s Committee for the Re-Election of the President — a political slush fund at the Health and Human Services Department.

Only this isn’t some little fund from shadowy private sources; this is taxpayer money, redirected to help Obama win another term. A massive amount of it, too — $8.3 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a B.

Here is how it works.

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Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Mel Gibson as William Wallace wearing woad.

Mel Gibson as William Wallace wearing woad. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Universi...

Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England.

“Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naïvely proclaims to our hero.

Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps.

Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves. For those who think I am being hyperbolic, I offer the following:

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(“Our country is tilting on the edge of a Marxist cliff, ready to fall to its death unless some ‘fearless’ ideas and leadership pull it back toward the other direction…and quickly”) Laurie Roth – We need a ‘Fearless and Principled’ President

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With Obama, we have seen the United States of America wrenched and yanked into Marxism and fascism. We have seen our moral base, achievements and world leadership viciously assaulted. We are quickly being cut down to size…Obama’s size which is pathetically small and insignificant.

Our country is tilting on the edge of a Marxist cliff, ready to fall to its death unless some ‘fearless’ ideas and leadership pull it back toward the other direction…and quickly.

Dr. Laurie Roth is the ‘outside of the box’ candidate, with visionary plans both domestically and with foreign affairs. She is devoted to God, family and country and has the guts to do what needs to be done.

URGENT PROBLEMS WHICH CRY OUT FOR ACTION

The US Government is nearly 16 trillion in debt and the Obama ‘presidency’ is spending significantly more than we take in. Our minimum interest payment is several hundred billion a year and rising.

Our people have been experiencing 15-20% unemployment, (real numbers not contrived statistics) staring in horror as their homes are foreclosed. We have seen inflation soar as the economy struggles under the weight of this fraudulent regime.

Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid not secure

Social Security and Medicare / Medicaid, are entitlements, whether we like them or not. For decades, millions of our citizens have counted on medical and retirement payments. Having been forced and coerced to pay into Social Security, they now count on its monthly payments to support them. I am for exploring creative solutions for retirement with our younger folks but, we must be faithful to those who have already paid into and are now retired and counting on Social Security as the only source or major part of their income.

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(“Santorum explicitly declared, “I am not a libertarian, and I fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican Party and the conservative movement”) Why Santorum’s anti-libertarianism is a problem

February 16, 2012 5 comments

Nobody expects the Republican presidential nominee to be a libertarian purist, but it helps if he or she at least has a libertarian streak. In Rick Santorum‘s case, he’s actively hostile toward libertarianism, and that’s an obstacle not only to him winning the nomination, but also to having a chance in a general election against President Obama.

With Santorum emerging as a true contender for the Republican nomination, he’s been coming under fire for his many votes to expand government. He took earmarks, voted for the Medicare prescription drug plan and backed No Child Left Behind. He pushed dairy subsidies, steel tariffs and sided with unions over workers.On the other hand, should he win the Republican nomination, he’ll come under fire for his views on social issues. To be clear, it’s one thing to make a moral case for protecting the right to life of the unborn, which Santorum does passionately. But it’s another thing to argue, as he did in an interview last October, “One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea.

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Prison Planet.com » More On Ron Paul

January 23, 2012 13 comments

If Ron Paul’s libertarian handlers and support base could escape their ideology, Ron Paul could be much better positioned to win the Republican nomination.

Here are some suggestions.

Ron Paul should be making the point that Social Security and Medicare are threatened by multi-trillion dollar wars that are funded by debt, by bailouts of a deregulated banking system, and by money creation to keep the banks afloat. Libertarians support deregulation, but their position has always been that deregulated industries must not be bailed out with public subsidies, much less subsidies that are so extensive that they threaten government solvency and the value of the currency.

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RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

January 10, 2012 2 comments

RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

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Graewoulf | January 10, 2012 | Graewoulf

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 1:50:31 PM by Graewoulf

Rep. Dr. Ron Paul is the only Candidate now running who:

1.) Has a comprehensive platform that will cut BASELINE Federal spending.

2.) Insists that all of the planks in his platform are consistent with the US Constitution.

3.) Accepts the fact that the USA can no longer financially afford to be the World’s policeman.

4.) Fully understands how to dismantle the disastrous Federal medical “entitlements” of Medicare, Medicaid, and the illegal Obama”care.”

5.) Has a comprehensive plan to abolish or dramatically shrink 5 Federal Departments, or Bureaus.

These positions set Dr. Paul apart from the rest of the Candidates who stubbornly cling to the time-honored traditions of “The Bipartisan Cave-In” by the RINO Political Party. (Democrats NEVER cave-in, but they still call it Bipartisan.)

I enjoy reading about the furor caused by Ron Paul rocking the boat. Paul offers a clear philosophical break to the leadership of the RINO Party, and thus has triggered the fear emotion of “fight or flight” among many faithful RINOs.

Four years from now, Senator Rand Paul will probably run for POTUS. Watch closely this year, and compare what you see to what Rand will be saying 4 years from now.

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Gullible Americans by Walter E. Williams

December 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The fact of the matter is that the founders of our nation so feared the imposition of direct taxes, such as an income tax, that Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution says, “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.” It was not until the Abraham Lincoln administration that an income tax was imposed on Americans. Its stated purpose was to finance the war, but it took until 1872 for it to be repealed. During the Grover Cleveland administration, Congress enacted the Income Tax Act of 1894. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1895. It took the 16th Amendment (1913) to make permanent what the founders feared.

Another camel’s nose in the tent lie that’s threatening the economic collapse of our country is the Medicare lie. At its beginning, in 1966, Medicare cost $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee, along with President Lyndon Johnson, estimated that Medicare would cost an inflation-adjusted $12 billion by 1990. In 1990, Medicare topped $107 billion. That’s nine times Congress’ prediction. Today’s Medicare tab comes to $523 billion and shows no signs of leveling off. The 2009 Medicare trustees report put the unfunded Medicare liability at $89 trillion. The 1966 Medicare cost estimate was simply a congressional and White House lie to get the American people to buy into their agenda. But not to worry; the real Medicare crisis won’t hit the nation until today’s beneficiaries and political supporters are dead. It’s today’s children who’ll bear the burden of our profligacy.

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Perry “retires” early, begins collecting state pension

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Perry “retires” early, begins collecting state pension

Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:58:43 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, he’s still governor. He’s “retired” only for benefits purposes, which means he can start collecting his pension while he’s still collecting a salary. It’s perfectly legal. Just … unhelpful.

Perry makes a $150,000 annual gross salary as Texas govenor. Now, thanks to his early retirement, Perry, 61, gets a monthly retirement annuity of $7,698 before taxes, or $6,588 net. That raises his gross annual salary to more than $240,000…

[T]he disclosure is sure to spark criticism of Perry, who has called for sweeping changes to Social Security for average workers and has railed against special “perks” that members of Congress get.

“Perry was legally able to begin collecting the employee class annuity under the ‘rule of 80.’ The combination of his U.S. military service, state service and age exceeded 80 years and qualifies him for the annuity under Texas Government Code 813.503 as amended in 1991,” Sullivan said. “Perry continues to pay into the Employees Retirement System with a 6.5 percent withholding from his state salary.”…

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Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Penis Pumps

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Penis Pumps

Heartland.org ^ | 12-7-2011 | Benjamin Domenech

Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:04:18 PM by Dysart

According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare has spent more than $240 million of taxpayer money on penis pumps for elderly men over the past decade, and will surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year for costs since 2001.

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CMS Chief Berwick Resigns; Socialized Medicine Lives On

November 29, 2011 1 comment

Dr. Donald M. Berwick, the controversial administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) appointed by President Barack Obama during a congressional recess, announced that he will be resigning from his post on December 2, about a month before his appointment would have expired.

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“They don’t call them patients, they call them units” (Sarah was right, again)

November 24, 2011 1 comment

“They don’t call them patients, they call them units” (Sarah was right, again)

Wizbang ^ | November 24, 2011 | Rick Rice

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:59:08 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when they laughed off, ridiculed and otherwise denied Sarah Palin’s assertion that Obamacare would usher in death panels?

Listen to this neurosurgeon, fresh from a seminar in Washington DC, tell about what it is that the HHS has in store for seniors:

(AUDIO AT LINK)

The Anchoress calls it what it is. Evil:

So if you are a 70 year-old Nancy Pelosi, or Paul Krugman — with a potent private health insurance plan such as the one enjoyed by Members of Congress and other bureaucrats — you will get every appropriate surgery and treatment applicable.

But if you are a 70 year-old former bookkeeper or waitress on Medicare, well — you have swung your last golfclub or danced your last waltz, because the “ethics panel” that assesses your unithood will have no problem inventing a equation that goes something like, “Potential-Tax-revenues-minus-potential-cost-divided-by-social-and-political-value-equals…a negligible unit.

And you’ll be shuffled off to the room with the big screen full of daffodils and excellent speakers blasting Vivaldi, and made “comfortable.”

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When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

November 21, 2011 1 comment

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

NY Magazine ^ | 11-21-11 | David “Worldest greatest idiot” Frum

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 11:48:45 AM by MNJohnnie

It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was fired from the think tank where I’d worked for the previous seven years, I tried to reassure my wife with an old cliché: “The great thing about an experience like this is that you learn who your friends really are.” She answered, “I was happier when I didn’t know.”

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80 is the New 65, Two Surveys Show

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

On Wednesday Wells Fargo released the results of its survey of 1,500 individuals between ages 25 and 75, titling it “80 is the New 65 for Many Middle Class Americans” while another study in June by three financial service non-profits showed three-quarters of those surveyed planning to work beyond age 65.

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America Before The Entitlement State

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

America Before The Entitlement State

forbes ^ | 11/18/2011 | Yaron Brook and Don Watkins Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:10:39 PM by MontaniSemperLiberi

…In the 19th century, even though capitalism had only existed for a short time, and had just started putting a dent in pre-capitalism’s legacy of poverty, the vast, vast majority of Americans were already able to support their own lives through their own productive work. Only a tiny fraction of a sliver of a minority depended on assistance and aid–and there was no shortage of aid available to help that minority.

“Those in need,” historian Walter Trattner writes, “. . . looked first to family, kin, and neighbors for aid, including the landlord, who sometimes deferred the rent; the local butcher or grocer, who frequently carried them for a while by allowing bills to go unpaid; and the local saloonkeeper, who often came to their aid by providing loans and outright gifts, including free meals and, on occasion, temporary jobs. Next, the needy sought assistance from various agencies in the community–those of their own devising, such as churches or religious groups, social and fraternal associations, mutual aid societies, local ethnic groups, and trade unions.”

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