Friday, October 18, 2013

"Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."

The Healthcare Act is really about confiscation of tax refunds

The Healthcare Act just forced upon Americans was pushed through with deceit by telling ignorant Americans they would receive healthcare at reasonable premiums. It turns out (as usual) that it was all a lie.
What the Healthcare Act is, in fact, is a way to more thoroughly tax citizens without provoking a revolution. Millions of younger Americans never carried insurance because with good health they didn't need to. Now, the government is going to force EVERY adult to have healthcare. Many companies have dropped healthcare or have cut hours to 29 per week to not have to incur the costs involved. So, very few private sector companies will offer health insurance. This is very ominous for all of these younger citizens.
The premiums and deductibles are much higher than everyone thought and the new W-4 form has a new line requiring input of one's healthcare provider AND the number of that provider. What the IRS is going to do is this: If you opt out of buying healthcare either through your employer or from the government, you WILL pay a penalty and it will come out of your TAX REFUND, if you have one, or you're going to owe the IRS taxes which you will pay or you'll wish you did.
So, now the government is forcing people to buy something they don't need and with the high deductibles will almost all never use. Where is all of that money going to go? Is it going to go down a rathole like Social Security funds have? Most certainly, yes. Now, the government is going to need new payers not only for Social Security, but also for the Healthcare system.
Thus, we have a tremendous push for amnesty for illegal aliens who have now stated publicly that they're not taking it anymore and want amnesty now. Well, their leadership, controlled by the Democrat Party, has said that. Obama has stated publicly "On to immigration reform!" They have to have more taxpayers on the record who can be forced to pay for everything. Those getting citizenship will look up one day and think, "I've been shoveling horse manure, taking care of chicken houses, cleaning house, etc. for 20 years now. It's MY turn for a decent job and the fight will be on for all low level jobs like fast food, etc. with all of those working those jobs unable to buy health insurance and having their tax refunds confiscated to pay the penalty while at the same time receiving NO healthcare. And, to think of it, many of them (legal and illegal) voted for all of this.
The last real source of money accessible to the government are peoples' retirement funds and bank accounts. Can you say Argentina? Greece? Spain? Get ready for the ride.

As daddy always said, "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."

The Tea Party’s coming vindication

Washington Times ^ | 10/18/13 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner 

The debt deal simply hastens the day of reckoning!

The conventional wisdom is wrong. The mainstream media — and their parrots in the Republican establishment — are claiming that President Obama decisively won the government shutdown battle. In fact, the narrative being peddled is that the GOP brand has been badly damaged, paving the way for a possible Democratic Party takeover of the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. This is puerile nonsense. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, may have lost the battle, but they are poised for a major victory in the larger Obamacare war.
Liberal pundits and Republican moderates, such as Sen. John McCain of Arizona, are blaming one person for the partial government shutdown: Mr. Cruz. They argue that for all their attempts to defund or delay Obamacare, Mr. Cruz and his conservative allies accomplished nothing. The final deal reopens the federal government until Jan. 15 and lifts the debt ceiling into early February. In exchange, no significant reforms or revisions were made to Mr. Obama’s signature health law. As for the repeal of the medical devices tax, a one-year delay in the individual mandate and an end to the exemption given to Congress and its staff, none of these proposals were accepted by the Democrats. Hence, the political and media class are convinced Mr. Cruz’s obstructionist tactics backfired, fostering the public perception that “right-wing extremists” have hijacked the GOP. Mr. Obama now openly refers to the Tea Party as a “dangerous faction.”
This is myth and propaganda masquerading as analysis.
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Tribute to Patriot & Emerging Hero TED CRUZ...

Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican





McConnell Debt Plan: Press Release Conservatism

Red State ^ | 10/18/2013 | Daniel Horowitz

The $2 billion Kentucky Kickback is not the only treat in McConnell’s bag of Halloween tricks. The final deal to sell out the American people with Obamacare and perennial debt includes a hallmark of the 2011 McConnell debt ceiling plan.
Section 1002 of the bill provides for McConnell’s infamous resolution of disapproval. Basically, within three weeks of the President’s official request for a debt limit increase (until Feb 7, 2014 in this case), Congress can force a vote to disapprove of the request. There’s one problem, though. That resolution must pass with 2/3ds majorities in both houses.
So why slip in a vacuous resolution of disapproval if they are granting Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling?
It’s what we call press release conservatism. In three weeks from now, when everyone has forgotten the showdown, McConnell and his buddies will be able to send out press releases saying how they are fighting against Obama’s reckless requests to raise the debt ceiling. A few of these guys might throw in a campaign ad for good measure.
Moreover, this will start a dangerous precedent in which the debt ceiling is meaningless and future increases will sail through Congress as long as members can cower behind a press release vote.
Folks, there are few men and women of courage in Washington. The Senate is particularly bad. Although the House GOP Conference is far from perfect, this past battle has shown that the Senate GOPers are rotten to the core. Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer ostensibly have an 80-20 governing majority. And that is being charitable. At least half of the 18 no votes last night were from individuals who have either publicly or privately opposed this fight every step of the way. Many of them wanted a ceremonial press release vote.
After losing much of the past century to the progressives, we need to ask ourselves if press release conservatism is working for us.