Thursday, December 5, 2013

Obama calls on bartenders to host happy hours for Obamacare!

Washington Examiner ^ | Decenber 4 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING 

During today's White House Youth Summit, President Obama called on young people to do whatever they can to promote his signature health care law — including plying their customers with cheap booze.

"If you are a bartender, have a happy hour," Obama said as the crowd laughed. "And also probably get health insurance because a lot of people don't have it."

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Ted Cruz: Obama "Picking And Choosing Which Laws To Follow" Is "Dictatorial"


SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): One of the most disturbing aspects of the Obama presidency is the willingness of this president to disregard the law, to ignore the law. You know, we were talking a few minutes ago about Obamacare. And you mentioned it’s the law of the land. If it’s the law of the land, the president shouldn't keep ignoring the law.

He unilaterally granted an exemption for big business for one year. The law says big business doesn't get an exemption and the president just waved his hand and said, “I am granting them an exemption.” He unilaterally granted an exemption for members of Congress. The law says that members Congress have to be on the exchange without subsidies just like millions of Americans. The president just waved his hand and said, “Ignore that part of the law, I don't want to enforce it.”

And as you noted, when people started getting dismayed that his promise, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” was demonstrated to be false, he told insurance, “Well, ignore that part of the law for one year.”

A president under a constitutional system doesn't have the ability to pick and choose which laws to follow. And that's the same pattern you see in dictatorial societies, where a leader says, “Ignore the law, go with the power of the president instead of the written law.” That's not the way our constitution is supposed to work. (Fusion TV with Jorge Ramos)

Obamacare’s $300 billion Medicare Advantage raid will hurt seniors next year

The Daily Caller ^ | 12-5-2013 | Patrick Howley 

Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis Tuesday by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.
Obamacare took $700 billion from Medicare and $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone for its own funding, according to the subcommittee. The cuts to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will “begin to be fully realized in the next year,” according to the subcommittee.
“There was a promise made to seniors as well. The promise was that we’re going to use your Medicare dollars as a piggy bank to fund the Affordable Care Act, and in doing that we’ll improve Medicare and allow seniors to keep their doctors if they liked. So, do you have an opinion as to whether or not this is another broken promise?” subcommittee vice chairman Rep. Michael Burgess said in a statement.
“Those most hurt by the cuts are low-income seniors in rural areas without other options for supplemental Medicare coverage. Additional scheduled cuts in the future will broaden the damage to Medicare Advantage,” said American Action Forum president Doug Holtz-Eakin.
Twenty-eight percent of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans in 2013.

The Liars Club - Obama's lying goes back to Ayers

American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. 

WASHINGTON—It is now apparent that our President has lied to us. He lied when he crooned soothingly about improving the healthcare of millions of Americans through vast changes in health policy that would actually lower their costs. Those costs are now going up, and they are going up for almost everyone. They will not come down. He lied when he said we could keep our present healthcare policy. Those policies are rapidly disappearing. He lied again when he said we could keep our doctors. He lied when he said his plan would not involve rationing. I could go on, but in sum he is lying about most aspects of the most massive social policy in American history. It is also the greatest disaster in social policy in the history of social policy. President Barack Obama is a rank amateur.
He has lied from the start of his political life, which began not that long ago. For instance when he informed an audience of teachers in July 2008 on the campaign trail “I’ve written two books…I actually wrote them myself.” It was a lie. He has never written an eloquent line in his life, and those two books were professionally written. He speaks with the assistance of Teleprompters. His rhetoric is formulaic. At best, he counseled with a couple of ghostwriters to write the books that bear his name. At worst one was Bill Ayers, once a member of Students for a Democratic Society turned terrorist and then turned “educator” at the University of Illinois’s Chicago campus. If he were a right-winger he would probably still be in jail.
Writers from as varied backgrounds as Jack Cashill, the conservative journalist, to Obama’s popular biographer,...
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Obama Defends Wealth Redistribution

Political Realities ^ | 12/05/13 | LD Jackson 

Obama Defends Wealth Redistribution Think back to the time when Barack Obama was running for President. There was an incident when he was confronted by Joe the Plumber and asked a question about his tax policy for small businesses. In his reply to Joe the Plumber, Barack Obama made the following statement.
when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody
Naturally, conservatives seized upon the statement, yours truly included. It was an outrageous statement, but it brought to light exactly how Obama the candidate felt about redistributing the wealth in America. For those of you who need a translation, that means he wants to take money from the wealthy and give it to someone who isn't quite so much. All for the sake of income equality, of course.
President Obama has shown himself to be just as much a proponent of wealth redistribution as he was during his first run to the White House. He has pursued the goal since taking office and his prize legislation, better known as ObamaCare is at the core of his efforts to accomplish that goal. His renewed push to sell ObamaCare to the American people is based on doing just that.
Fox News - President Obama today heads to the liberal Center for American Progress to talk about ObamaCare and the economy. And while the president will certainly hit talking points about how Americans, one day freed of concerns over health insurance, can pursue their dreams of higher education and economic betterment, the basic message is likely to be the same one he has made in his other “major” economic addresses over the years: the need for more redistribution of wealth to deal with income inequality. Remember that while the redistributive properties of ObamaCare are causing mainstream Americans to recoil from the president and his health law, redistribution is its cardinal virtue to many on the left.Obama has pursued his policy aims with dogged persistency since taking office and has made no secret of his central aim of shifting wealth. The surprise from many reporters at seeing millions of health insurance policies vaporized and in seeing premiums for those already covered leap astronomically indicates either massive inattention or a facile response to a story they can no longer ignore. Obama’s law turns insurance companies into vehicles for redistribution: heavily regulated, highly protected public utilities with a social-engineering mission. The fact that Obama is emphasizing this point now suggests he knows just how bad the days ahead will be for his law and his party. By hardening the resolve of the third of Americans standing with him on ObamaCare, Obama hopes to make good on his promise to have the law go into effect despite massive opposition and survive at least until the end of his term.
The above opinion was penned by Chris Stirewalt and as is usually the case, I find his candor echoing my own voice. Wealth redistribution goes against every conservative fiber of my being. Liberals can come up with all manner of excuses to justify their seizure of wealth to give to others, but the facts remain. Wealth redistribution flies in the face of every foundation upon which America was built.
In my simple way of looking a things, one glaring question jumps out at me. If the liberals are successful at their efforts to redistribute the wealth some Americans have accumulated, what is to stop those Americans from simply going elsewhere? Why should they continue to work hard every day to be successful, when they know the liberals in Washington want nothing more than to take what they have worked for and redistribute it to someone else?
That doesn't seem to matter to President Obama. He claims he is not a particularly ideological person, but his actions speak even louder than his words, again. He is continuing his push for wealth redistribution with a single-minded purpose. Do not make the mistake of believing his rhetoric that it is the right thing to do for America. It is no such thing and will likely be one of the silver bullets that takes us down, should he succeed.

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The Young Aren't So Dumb After All

Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/4/2013 | IBD Staff 

Millennials: Having failed to convince the public that ObamaCare is a good thing, President Obama on Wednesday tried selling his snake oil to young people. Turns out they aren't buying it, either — nor should they.
Despite the administration spending a fortune promoting ObamaCare, enlisting celebrities to endorse it, and telling moms to get their kids to sign up, most young people disapprove of the law.
A Harvard University Institute of Politics survey of 18- to 29-year-olds found that 57% oppose ObamaCare. More than half think it will increase their costs, and a plurality (40%) believe it will hurt the quality of care. Just 18% say it will boost quality.
Worse for Obama, fewer than a third of uninsured young people say they plan to enroll in ObamaCare — a mere 13% say they "definitely" will do so.
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