Friday, May 3, 2013

03 May 2013 Five Ways Lousy Gang o' 8 Immigration Bill Resembles Obamacare

Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican


I thought that stench smelled familiar...




Obama Bows to el Presidente & Reaches Out to Our "Citizens" in Mexico

Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2013 | MOTUS


Big Guy went to Mexico yesterday to assure their el Presidente there that their citizens would be given their civil rights when they comprehensively immigrate to the United States.
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BO and El Presidente Enrique Pena Nieto; is that a bow?
Also, he vowed to continue his battle for gun control back home, telling them: “this is just the first round.” And believe me, he’s still got some high powered weapons with high capacity magazines in his arsenal to get ‘er done.
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“President Barack Obama vowed Thursday during a trip to Mexico to continue pushing for new, tighter gun control rules in the United States, saying his proposals’ recent defeat in Congress was “just the first round.”
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Isn’t trafficking in illegal guns, especially internationally, already illegal? Butt if you think a new gun control hate crime against illegally trafficking in illegal guns for gangs in Mexico will help, by all means, proceed. Just be sure to build in a waiver for Ricky’s “Fast & Furious” style programs.
After all, it’s probably disconcerting for el Presidente to know that 29% of his country fears that an armed revolution may be in the offing. No - not in Mexico. Right here, apparently: “Poll Finds 29 Percent Of U.S. Voters Think “Armed Revolution” Might Be Needed…”
So now I see why we need a new law that prohibits selling guns and high capacity magazines to foreigners. We’re obviously going to need them all at home.
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Documents? We don’t need no stinkin’ documents.
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Got that? Or would you like me to translate it into Spanish?
T.G.I.F.
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Or imagine someone else around here is getting on our nerves….
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This is going to be fun:
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Obamacare’s ‘Benefits’ Are Gradually Becoming Apparent [e.g., massive premium increases]

Cato Institute ^ | 5/1/13 | By Michael D. Tanner


At his press conference Tuesday, President Obama assured Americans that, “To the 85-90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance: They’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don’t know it.”
Those benefits apparently include higher premiums. According to the Wall Street Journal, insurers are warning that premiums in the individual and small-group markets could double in the next few years. Already, they are well on their way. For example, California health insurers are proposing increases for some customers of 20 percent or more: 26 percent by Blue Cross, 22 percent by Aetna, and 20 percent by Blue Shield. In Maryland, Care First, the state’s largest insurer, has proposed a 25 percent increase for next year.
Younger and healthier Americans can expect to pay even more. According to a survey by the American Action Forum, healthy young people in the individual or small-group insurance markets can look forward to rate increases averaging as much as 169 percent.
While it is always difficult to pin down the exact reason for premium increases, a large portion is traceable to the new health care law. According to a recent study by the American Society of Actuaries, Obamacare will increase health insurance claims costs by 32 percent because of increased adverse selection in the insurance pool. That is, the law’s prohibition on medical underwriting will bring more older and sicker people into the insurance pool, while higher premiums will encourage the young and healthy to forgo insurance until they get sick. (The penalty under Obamacare’s individual mandate is low enough so that it will generally be cheaper for healthy people to “pay,” rather than “play.”)
In addition, Obamacare requires all health insurance plans to provide more benefits and have lower deductibles and co-payments than they do today. Not to worry, say the law’s supporters, people may be paying more but they will have better insurance — whether they like it or not. As Secretary Sebelius puts it, “These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market.” In fact, a recent study of more than 11,000 plans on the individual market found that less than 2 percent of existing plans are fully in compliance with the law’s benefit requirements.
No doubt the new insurance will be more comprehensive, required to cover such things as drug and alcohol rehabilitation and contraceptives, but one does recall that the president once promised, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Apparently not. Current plans are technically grandfathered in, allowing people to keep them for now, though any change in the plans requires that their coverage be brought into compliance. Moreover, because non-compliant plans cannot enroll new members, most of the existing plans will eventually disappear. Just another benefit that the American people aren’t aware of.
Americans may also not know that it may soon become harder to continue seeing the doctor of their choice. A recent survey of physicians conducted by Deloitte found that 59 percent of them expect some of their colleagues, fearing reduced payments and increased government interference in their practice, to retire early as a result of the health care law, and that others will scale back their hours.
No doubt Americans are also failing to appreciate the more than $1 trillion in new taxes over the next 10 years that were put in place to finance the new law. If they don’t understand it yet, they will soon: many of those taxes kick in this year. Of course, since the law will also add at least $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years, taxpayers will have many future opportunities to understand the benefits of higher taxes.
Then again, maybe Americans understand more than the president thinks. This week the Kaiser Foundation released a new poll, showing that just 35 percent of Americans approve of the law.
Once again, President Obama may have underestimated the intelligence of the American people.

May Day: Communist Goals



 

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Judgement

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The Lies

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Pictures worth a thousand words!

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Clueless Libtards

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Obama's czar pick snagged in Castro love fest

WorldNetDaily ^ | May 3, 2013 | Aaron Klein

"Secretive delegation praised dictator after meeting in Havana"

President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency went on a trip to Cuba in 2009 aimed at opening relations with the communist nation, WND has learned.
According to the Cuban media, Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., along with his wife, was part of a delegation of five other lawmakers from the Congressional Black Caucus who held a four-and-a-half hour meeting in April 2009 with Cuban President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro’s brother.
Raul Castro previously led the Cuban army and was a rebel commander in the 1950s. The meeting served as Castro’s first face-to-face discussions with American elected officials since assuming office in 2008.
The delegation was headed by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. After the meeting, Lee told media, “All of us are convinced that President Castro would like normal relations and would see normalization, ending the embargo, as beneficial to both countries.”
Reuters reported that Lee’s delegation “avoided specifics” with Castro “but were struck by his humor, impressed by his involvement in Third World causes and firm in their belief that he wants to end U.S.-Cuba enmity.”
Politico reported Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion.
Politico also reported that the lawmakers disputed Castro’s later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.
The meeting reportedly took place in secret without the customary presence of a U.S. State Department official.
The New York Times reported that Cuban state television showed Castro, wearing a business suit instead of his trademark olive-green fatigues, sitting down with Lee and other members of the American delegation. The television report provided.......
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