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Unaffordable Care: $11,000 For Obamacare Coverage, Before Insurance Kicks In

obamacare-logo_fullThe nightmares from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act continue to roll in.

Just days after the close of the open enrollment period for 2015, minus some “extensions” due to more glitches and snafus, one Rockford woman is looking at having to pay $11,000 for a years worth of healthcare coverage before she sees one benefit from her Obamacare approved and compliant, not to mention supposedly cheaper, policy.

Tracy Doyle wrote on Facebook Tuesday:

Love this. Just paid more than $2600 for 6 months of 0bamacare, which I’ll probably never be able to use because of my $6000 deductible. Which means, essentially, that unless I have a very serious illness or accident, I’m still self-insured, as I have been since 1997, but now I’m paying more than $11,000/year for the privilege. Affordable my ass.

Doyle later wrote that her medical needs have recently only ran in the few hundred-dollar range making it much more practical for her to take the Obamacare penalty/tax than to pay such outrageous prices for essentially useless insurance.

Doyle did not take a subsidy.

Those that have taken the Obamacare subsidy have been finding out now that it is tax season that that subsidy is being counted as income on people’s tax returns and they are being required to pay large portions of it back to the government.

Rising Gasoline Prices – Early 2015

by Jesus Alaniz

In his 1790 book, “Reflections on the French Revolution”, author Edmund Burke wrote “But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.” The war in Iraq begins on March 20, 2003. Oil prices have been creeping up and soon begin a steady climb. Nancy Pelosi calls President George Bush a failure when gasoline prices reach $3.05/gallon. However, Pelosi as of late has stated that she’s interested in a gasoline tax increase along with tax cuts for the middle class that has allegedly been proposed by Republicans. Local, county and state governments have also raised gasoline taxes or have made no effort to bring working families relief at the pump. Early in his campaign Obama was open to higher gasoline prices to compel people to drive less thus “reducing fossil fuel emissions and fuel consumption”. In 2011 Obama also floated the idea of a mileage tax though a spokesman later stated the suggestion never entered the administration’s discussions. In 2011 GM CEO floated the idea of a $1 per gallon gasoline tax to “help guide” people into more fuel efficient cars, presumably the “Chevy Volt”. Gasoline prices had been coming down and American families had finally seen some relief right up until refinery workers who blame the big oil companies for being greedy went on strike though I doubt they’re striking to lower prices for working families. In Aesop’s fable of the Lamb & the Wolf, a hungry wolf observes a lamb drinking water from a brook and then confronts the lamb for muddying up the water though the water is running down stream away from the wolf. The wolf then accuses the lamb of telling lies about the wolf the previous year though the lamb is only six months old. The wolf then rushes the lamb justifying that whether the lamb’s lies were about him or his brother is inconsequential and eats the lamb. The moral is written “The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent. – The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny.” There has never been a good reason for raising gasoline prices over the years. Oil profiteering, wars, taxes to reduce consumption/emissions or create shovel ready projects, bail out an auto giant or serve organized labor are nothing but excuses. When’s the last time you saw an American flag flying at a gasoline station? It’s time the American people understand the difference between a democracy and a republic, political parties not with-standing. In a democracy two wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner. In a republic two wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner but the armed sheep contests the vote. If you have not read or studied “The Wolf & the Lamb” don’t bother, you’re living it. The working class’ only task is to now boldly “contest the vote” to increase gasoline prices & taxes when the time comes. References: Democrats Then vs Now: Nancy Pelosi Blames Bush for High Gas Prices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjigcS8gN04 Pelosi Challenges Republicans To Put Up A Vote On Middle Class Tax Cuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XRL5Y1BZFI Pelosi Open to Increase in Gas Tax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkzE5IeGrgk Obama Admits He Wants Higher Gas Prices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRzKutZMrHo GM CEO calls for $1 gas tax hike http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/07/news/companies/gm_gas_tax_hike/ Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/159397-obama-floats-plan-to-tax-cars-by-the-mile The Wolf & the Lamb – Variant http://mythfolklore.net/aesopica/milowinter/45.htm

Get Covered Illinois Executive Director Resigns

get-covered-illinoisThe executive director for Get Covered Illinois, the agency responsible for funneling more and more people into the disastrous debacle that is Obamacare, is resigning.

WREX has more:

A key government leader in Illinois’ health insurance enrollment efforts over the past two years has resigned.

Jennifer Koehler was executive director of Get Covered Illinois and part of former Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. She oversaw federal grant programs promoting insurance coverage, including advertising and in-person outreach.

Koehler says she’s resigning to pursue other professional opportunities.

More than 347,000 Illinoisans enrolled or re-enrolled in private health insurance before last Sunday’s deadline, far surpassing enrollment in the first year. Another 572,000 lower-income Illinoisans qualified for Medicaid under the health care law’s expansion.

Rep. Aaron Schock Demonstrates What Is Wrong With The People We Send To Congress

Rep. Aaron Schock in his Downton Abbey office

Rep. Aaron Schock in his Downton Abbey office

Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has been in some hot water the last week and it shouldn’t be all that surprising because Schock is a perfect illustration of what is wrong with the people we send to Congress.

The controversy started when the Washington Post reported on Schock’s new office decor, themed after the PBS series Downton Abbey, which is set in turn of the century Britain.  It is expected that the renovation of his Rayburn office will cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Bright red walls. A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an eagle perched on top. And this is just the Illinois Republican’s outer office.

“It’s actually based off of the red room in ‘Downton Abbey,’ ” said the woman behind the front desk, comparing it to the luxurious set piece at the heart of the British period drama.

A blond woman popped out of an inner office. “Want to see the rest?” she asked.

She introduced herself as Annie Brahler, the interior decorator whose company is called Euro Trash. She guided me to Schock’s private office, revealing another dramatic red room. This one with a drippy crystal chandelier, a table propped up by two eagles, a bust of Abraham Lincoln and massive arrangements of pheasant feathers.

This follows past office decor expenditures that have included granite counter tops and leather furniture which USA Today has tabulated cost taxpayers some $100,000 since Schock was first elected to Congress in 2008.  That figure does not include his Downton Abbey remodel.

Congressman Schock says that he will pay Ms. Brahler once she sends him an invoice for the work, but that doesn’t negate the fact that Brahler offered to do the work for Schock for free.

This has prompted the left-leaning government ethics watchdog group CREW to file an ethics complaint against Schock with the House Ethics committee.

The dust-up over his office decor has revealed congressman Schock’s arrogant behavior and tone-deafness as he quoted a line from a Taylor Swift song saying “haters gonna hate” when prompted to respond to the growing controversy over his office decor by ABC News.

With the federal government having $500 billion(and more) budget deficits every year he’s been in office. The nation facing $18 trillion in official debt, on top of over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs.  And the average household income across the country declining thousands of dollars since 2008 the people, even liberals, have every right to be outraged at the opulence and extravagant habits and taste of one Central Illinois congressman.

Especially when that congressman represents all that is wrong with the people we as voters send to Washington year in and year out.

This latest episode shouldn’t be all that surprising.

Aaron Schock is a guy after all who walks(and votes) in lock-step with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the GOP House leadership when they pass budget and debt deals with President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid that spend money we don’t have, raises taxes, and guts our military.

Schock has also been a vocal supporter in the past of having Republicans pass their own version of Illinois Democrat Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin’s DREAM Act that would grant amnesty to certain illegal immigrants, something made mute at the moment by President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesties.

And Schock openly advocated for Speaker Boehner to work with House Democrats to pass legislation and isolate the Tea Party/conservative House Republicans during the partial government shutdown of a year-and-a-half ago over the defunding of Obamacare.

When your congressman or woman won’t fight to cut funding from Obamacare what makes you think they will cut their own offices spending.

Congressman Schock you and your attitude is what is wrong with Washington and it is high time for you to go.

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Nearly All Obamacare Sign-ups In IL From Chicagoland; Nearly 8 In 10 Subsidized

obamacare-logo_fullThe Obama administration has released Obamacare enrollment numbers for the state of Illinois through January 30th.

Of 296,000 enrollees either at Healthcare.gov or via automatic enrollment nearly all of them herald from the Chicagoland area with nearly 8 in 10 enrollees in Obamacare in the state of Illinois being subsidized.

The Chicago metro area enrolled 241,000 people in Obamacare while the St. Louis metro area added another 97,000.  There is some cross state-lines overlap.

Anyone who doesn’t already have healthcare insurance has until February 15th to enroll before the open enrollment period for 2015 ends.  Open enrollment will not start up again for 2016 coverage until November.

 

Response to Obama’s State of the Union Address – January 2015

by Jesus Alaniz
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia skipped his 19th address deeming State of the Union Addresses as a “childish spectacle”. Justice Clarence Thomas has judged them to be partisan and has not attended one since 2012 while Chief Justice John Roberts has judged them to be a “political pep rally”. I believe the best analogy of the state of the union address is found in Aristotle’s words “The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects…two, the creation of mistrust among them…three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action.”
In November 2010 Obama stated, “I won. Get over it.” In this state of the union address he touted his so called success by proclaiming “The shadow of crisis has passed…I have no more campaigns to run” followed by an off-script remark in which he said “I know because I won both of them.” Montesquieu wrote of such arrogance “Oh, how empty is praise when it reflects back to its origin!”
It’s typical of Washington to create a problem and then seek praise from the public after they create another problem to solve the first problem they created in the first place. A colleague of mine expressed it to me this way “The federal government, which has “Tomahawk” cruise missiles and “Apache,” “Blackhawk,” ‘Kiowa” and “Lakota’ helicopters – and used the code name “Geronimo” in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.” It was Obama who cancelled the tax holiday which increased people’s payroll to avoid a “fiscal cliff” and leave it to Obama to propose tax cuts for working families to cover the costs of Obamacare and the fiscal cliff tax he caused. As for raising the minimum wage, why didn’t Obama raise it when he had the majority in the house & senate? One moment he tells Americans that they are better off with him the next moment he attempts to diminish Americans into believing they are suffering and need him. The former slave, Booker T. Washington wrote “I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” I don’t believe Obama wants the patient to get well and wants him dependent on government.
On point three Obama promised to make congress inactive by threatening to veto any bill that defunds the burdens of Obamacare, creates an oil pipeline, overrides his unconstitutional amnesty executive order or tightens sanctions on Valerie Jarad’s ancestral country of Iran. Obama had an opportunity to address the working class tax issues but chose himself instead. If Obama’s goal was to mislead the public, inflate his successes & ego to equivocate himself to other politicians, I’ll give him credit and say he succeeded.

Democrats, Democrats & The Politics of Obamacare

by Jesus Alaniz

Plato once said “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” That the Republicans voted pro-ACA Democrats out is a myth. Article I Section 3 of the US Constitution reads “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, (chosen by the Legislature) thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.” This clause was changed by the XVII Amendment (1913) and placed the election of Senators into the hands of the people. In November 2013 Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu stated “Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me.” Thirty of the 60 senators who voted for Obamacare have now been voted out including Mary Landrieu and Barbara Boxer (D) has announced that she will not seek another term. It is evident that the Senate election flip was driven by unhappy voters and not a Republican House majority.
Democrats Chuck Schumer & Tom Harkin who voted for the Act now honestly admit that passing the ACA was a mistake. MIT/ACA architect Johnathan Gruber now regrets saying Americans don’t care about the uninsured and the Republican leadership has failed to educate the public on the adverse effects of government involvement in economics. In 2012 John Boehner was uncommitted in repealing or changing the ACA and in August of 2013 Adam Kinzinger (R) was more afraid of him & Republicans losing their jobs if they defunded Obamacare rather than the 300 companies that would later cut hours to avoid Obamacare or the countless companies that would be dropping spousal coverage, reducing benefits and increasing costs. Later, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) was scolded by voters (Sept 2013) after he lashed at Ted Cruz (R) for trying to defund Obamacare during budgetary negotiations. A few may have also been duped by the chain email “What will happen to taxes on Jan. 1, 2015?” One periodical took the email to task, discovered, stated and cited that many of those taxes were already in place, were false or were passed on a “bipartisan” basis.
Frédéric Bastiat wrote “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” The only benefactors of the war on poverty are the politicians & the race baiters at the expense of Republican and Democrat voters killing each other over funding it. It’s time to set the record straight. The ACA does nothing more than create a new bureaucracy to strengthen the IRS to collect new taxes. I am more apt to succeed in administrating medicine to the dead or converting atheists through scripture than believing that that the Democrats are enamored of the ACA or that Republicans in shining armor are combatting it. In my opinion Pro-ACA voters should have no fear and anti-ACA voters should give up all hope, Obamacare is safe in the hands of Democratic despots and self-serving/selfish Republican cowards.

References

The Constitution of the United States

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Additional Amendments of the Constitution

http://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/additional-amendments/

Trey Gowdy GRILLS Jonathan Gruber. Did You Apologize Because You Said It Or Meant It?

Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3094770/posts

30 Of The 60 Senators Who Voted For Obamacare Will Soon Be Out Of Congress

http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/08/30-of-the-60-senators-who-voted-for-obamacare-will-soon-be-out-of-congress/

Barbara Boxer not running for reelection

http://www.wcvb.com/politics/barbara-boxer-not-running-for-reelection/30595028

Defunding Obamacare Will Cost Republicans House Majority (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/adam-kinzinger-obamacare_n_3762843.html

Boehner: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land’

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15029606-boehner-obamacare-is-the-law-of-the-land

McConnell walks fine line with GOP base in fight to defund ObamaCare

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/324207-conservatives-attack-mcconnell-for-opposition-to-cruz-effort-to-defund-obamacare

Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/chuck-schumer-passing-obamacare-in-2010-was-a-mistake-20141125

Abandon Ship: Another Democratic Senator Admits Obamacare Was a Mistake

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/12/04/abandon-ship-another-democratic-senator-admits-obamacare-was-a-mistake-n1926842

Obamacare cutting hours and wages for 300 Companies

http://www.conservativefiringline.com/obamacare-cutting-hours-wages-300-companies/

What will happen to taxes on Jan. 1, 2015? Chain email gets tax rates all wrong

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jan/05/chain-email/what-will-happen-taxes-january-2015-chain-email-wr/

Visions Of Dropped Policies Danced In Their Heads

https://gop.com/visions-of-dropped-policies-danced-in-their-heads/

 

French Journalists Killed

by Jesus Alaniz

My condolences to France’s twelve courageous cartoon journalists who lost their lives in the battle between a free press and corrupt religious principles. The battle that began between non-believers and Islam on September 11, 1683 known as the Battle of Vienna expanded when Europeans, more especially, English settlers left England and settled in what we now call America. Thomas Jefferson also had his problems with Islam. The Barbary pirates had been taking ships in the name of Islam. Thomas Jefferson & John Adams sought to make peace and assure the Muslim leaders that America meant them no harm. Shocked by the outcome of a meeting Jefferson & Adams write in a March 28, 1786 letter to John Jay, “The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.” The end of the letter and the attacks on September 11, 2001 substantiate Surat Al-‘Anfāl 8:12.

I’ll admit that Christians also have a violent past. After Pope Clement V had disbanded the Templars King Philip IV of France had French Templars arrested in an effort to abscond their treasure to pay off his debts. The Templars were tortured into falsely confessing to acts of heresy & killed under the auspicious of that pope and their Grand Master Jacques de Molay was burned alive. The arrests occurred on Friday, October 13, 1307 and many of those false accusations still linger today.

Libertarian Michael J. Badnarik once told the story of a lawyer who observed a man being whipped by the British for several days as he traveled into town. The man finally died from the lashings a few days later. His crime was a refusal to obtain a license from the Church of England to preach. The lawyer, states Badnarik, would later proclaim the words “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”.

Martin Luther was the voice against the corrupt acts of the Roman Catholic Church. The Framers guaranteed our right to worship as we please under the I Amendment. In my opinion Islam lacks the courageous voices & unity to condemn acts of violence, and the degradation of women & non-believers. I believe in the Almighty and reject any “religion” or leader such as Pope Clement V, the old Church of England, Islamist extremists etc. Romans 12:19 teaches that vengeance belongs to God and that we are to leave punishment to Him. As with government, religion is not the problem but rather violent individuals with corrupt ideals who believe they are equal to God due to our silence. A free press, journalism and satirist are obligated to reign when political correctness, silence & cowardice rules.

References

Battle of Vienna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna

History of Islam and the influence on the U.S. – Thomas Jefferson Letter

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/195692

Photo Copy of Jefferson Letter http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/005/0400/0430.jpg

Text of Jefferson Letter http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~argyll/From%20JOHN%20ADAMS%20And%20THOMAS%20JEFFERSON.pdf

Surat Al-‘Anfāl 8:12

http://quran.com/8/12

Jacques de Molay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_de_Molay

History of the Templars (Arrest of the Templars)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Knights_Templar

King Phillip IV, Pope Clement V, and the Fall of the Knights Templar — Part II

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/king-phillip-iv-pope-clement-v-and-the-fall-of-th0.html

Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة 2:282 –

http://quran.com/2/282

Surat An-Nisā’ (The Women) – سورة النساء 4:34

http://quran.com/4/34

Surat Al-‘Anfāl (The Spoils of War) – سورة الأنفال 8:12

http://quran.com/8/12

Former Muslim, Brother Rachid – Schools President Obama on Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkPmeF3fSY

Adam Kinzinger’s Happy About Obscure Part Of CRomnibus

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Congressman Adam Kinzinger, one of 162 House Republicans to vote for the CRomnibus, was in the district touting an obscure manufacturing related provision of the monstrosity of a bill.

Kinzinger was happy because the CRomnibus created yet another advisory government panel of government sector types and those from the manufacturing sector talking and strategizing ways for government to improve that portion of the economy.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The National Manufacturing Strategy Act, which Kinzinger sponsored, was part of the omnibus spending bill approved in the past week by the House and Senate. It’s expected to be signed by President Barack Obama soon.

The act created a committee of private and public sector people to discuss ways to improve manufacturing in the country.

The congressman also said he was “excited” to work with the new Congress, which swung to Republican control in both chambers during the November election. The Keystone XL pipeline will be among the first pieces of legislation up for a vote in the new year, he said.

I of course can save this bunch a lot of time because the ways to help manufacturing in this nation are simple; right to work, lower corporate taxes, dividend/capital gains tax holiday or reduction, allow for repatriation of profits, rollback the EPA, repeal Obamacare, and in the long-term help the Chinese people over throw and reject Communist rule.(Staying away from cap-and-trade, value added taxes, and electing Democrats would also help).

Whiteside County Getting $74,000 Obamacare Grant

obamacare-logo_fullWhile the state of Illinois won’t be setting up its own state based Obamacare exchange that isn’t stopping the Whiteside county health department from getting a $74,000 grant from the (Un)Affordable (No)Care Act.

The WCHD says they will use the money to pay for another nurse; AFSCME and/or SEIU last seen nodding in approval.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The Whiteside County Health Department is being awarded $73,912 in federal Affordable Care Act funding – one of just 37 federally funded health centers in the state to share about $1.3 million.

Whiteside County Public Health Administrator Beth Fiorini was excited and surprised to find out about the award. An hour after having learned about it, she had a vague outline of how to use the funds – to continue to improve the quality of care available through the health department, possibly by hiring another nurse who can facilitate and implement methods to improve the quality of care.

Obama’s Executive Amnesty Should Be Meet With Articles Of Impeachment

obama-dictatorPresident Obama is set to announce his executive amnesty in a prime time address Thursday night.  While the details of Obama’s executive amnesty haven’t been finalized it is likely to include the expansion of his Deferred Deportation program, known as DACA, to cover at least 4 million illegal immigrants as the program will now cover anyone who crossed the border as children(under 16) prior to January 2010, as well as the parents of children already given deferred deportations as well as the parents of legal immigrants.

Fox News-Obama to announce 10 point immigration plan

While mouthpieces for the administration have been trying to claim that Obama’s upcoming dictatorial fiat is nothing out of the ordinary, the fact of the matter is this is a lawless action being taken by an imperial President.

President Obama’s original DACA program in and of itself was an unconstitutional assault on Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration and any expansion of this executive amnesty should be viewed as an unabashed attempt to eviscerate the Constitution.

House and Senate Republicans are looking at using the upcoming need to issue a new Continuing Resolution or omnibus spending bill to attach language that would bar any funds from being used to implement Obama’s planned executive fiat amnesty, and that is a good thing.

However, it is insufficient to curtail a growingly dictatorial despot.

What House Republicans should do on Friday morning after President Obama’s nationally televised address is file Articles of Impeachment against President Obama with trial in the Senate starting in early January.

Here is what those Articles of Impeachment should look like(rough draft):

Count 1-Violation of his duty to faithfully uphold the Constitution, namely usurping Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration via executive amnesty, actions the President himself on numerous occasions has said he could not do.

Count 2-Violation of his duty to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress, examples of this include unilaterally altering and delaying various aspects of Obamacare, changing the work requirements of welfare reform(passed in the 90s) without congressional approval, ordering Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol to ignore/not enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Count 3-Violation of a duly passed congressional notification requirement on the release of terrorist enemy combatants from detention at the Guantanamo Bay prison by releasing 5 senior Taliban commanders, while hostilities are ongoing, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Count 4-Violation of Congresses appropriation powers by using funds to facilitate the trade of 5 senior Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that was not allocated by Congress.

Count 5-Violation of the recess appointments clause of the Constitution by unconstitutionally, per the Supreme Court, making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, and of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

All five of those charges are easy to prove, easy to show violations of the plain text and meaning of the Constitution, and are easy for the American people to understand that their President, no matter who he is, is not above the law, and the supreme law of the land is the Constitution.

Go ahead Mr. President issue your executive amnesty. Go ahead a become a Benito Mussolini. And rightfully get impeached for it.

 

 

 

Terrific: Obamacare Premiums To Increase

obamacareNow not only do you get crappy government approved insurance, that doesn’t include your doctor, and has an insanely high deductible with Obamacare it comes with a price increase too.

From WIFR:

Many Illinois consumers who buyhealth insurance on the new government-run marketplace will see modest increases in prices for 2015.
Average prices expected to be released Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration show the lowest cost silver plans will increase in price by 2.6 percent.

With More State Legislatures In GOP Control 2015 Will Be The Year Of The Convention Of The States

conventionIn addition to gaining control of the US Senate and adding a dozen seats to its majority in the House of Representatives Republicans on Tuesday also gained control of several state legislatures and that will be crucially important in the next year as the effort begins in earnest to have those legislatures call for an Article V Convention of the States to debate and consider possible constitutional amendments to reign in the federal government.

For weeks before the election best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin has been telling his listeners that regardless of the outcomes of Tuesdays vote, 2015 will be a year dominated by a push to have an Article V convention.

As Fox News reports Republicans have taken control of the entire Nevada legislature, the Colorado state Senate, the New Mexico House, and the New Hampshire House, to go along with GOP control of the state Senate in New York.

Jim Hoft(The Gateway Pundit) is also reporting that Republicans in Missouri have increased their control of both chambers of the state legislature to massive veto-proof majorities.

With the state legislatures in Florida and Alaska having already approved their applications to force a calling of an Article V convention the political winds are blowing in the favor of those who want to see the federal government tax and spend less, interfere in our daily lives less, and want simple things like congressional and judicial term limits.

Tuesday’s election results clearly show that the American people are not happy with the way Washington has been working(or not working), they don’t want Obamacare as Erick Erickson points out at RedState nearly half of all Democrat Senators who voted for it have been kicked out of office since 2010, and they want politicians to focus on things that matter, like the economy and jobs.

The Convention of the States Project and an army of grassroots volunteers are ready and willing to hammer their state Senators and state Representatives over the next year to try and get them to join on to the Convention effort.

There is a lot of work ahead to get two-thirds of the state legislatures on board with the calling of an Article V Convention but the timing and the setting of the legislative playing field couldn’t be more favorable to the cause of limited government and fiscal responsibility.

#LibertyAmendments

Majority Leader McCarthy: Repealing Obamacare Not On House Agenda

DoubleFacePalmAfter Tuesday’s election Republicans in the House of Representatives now hold their biggest majority since the 1920s and have control of the Senate for the first time since 2006.

The election was a complete and total rejection of President Obama, his party, and his policies.

The fact that some 60 percent of the people in this nation hate Obamacare is a big reason why Republicans have had their second historic wave election in three election cycles.

But that isn’t stopping House majority leader Kevin McCarthy(R-CA) from telling Megyn Kelly last night that repealing Obamacare would not be on the House GOP agenda.

(h/t The Right Scoop)

Quinn Touts Obamacare While Passing Out $1 Million To Whiteside County clinic

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn

Thursday night Gov. Pat Quinn praised Obamacare while he gave the Whiteside county health department a $1 million grant so they could build an addition to its Rock Falls clinic.

The Dixon Telegraph has more:

The grant is part of the Community Health Center Construction Act, passed by Quinn in 2009, which provides funds to repair outdated buildings, build new facilities, and purchase new equipment for health clinics.

“I think this is an investment that is going to pay great dividends in health care, especially in behavioral health care,” Quinn said. “We want to make sure we cover every aspect of health care – physical, mental, you name it.

“We’ve added in our state, in 1 year, 711,000 people now have health care coverage under the (federal) Affordable Care Act, but we have to have places to provide that, you know? And that’s what this is all about.”

The health department services 13,000 people in Whiteside County, Fiorini said. And that number has grown recently, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

The new facility will help ease overcrowding in the current clinic, and will allow the department to increase behavioral health services.

Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Growing Economy In Iowa

Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio

Florida Senator and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was in Bettendorf, Iowa this week and talked about how to get the US economy growing; including tax cuts and repealing Obamacare.

QC Online has more:

(Rubio) painted a picture of an America that faces decline unless Republican reforms are implemented. Those reforms include rolling back regulations on businesses, cutting taxes on corporations, encouraging more young people to seek vocational education and reducing the federal debt.

“Do those four things, and you will unleash economic growth like you have never seen,” he said.

Sen. Rubio also called for the repeal of Obamacare, saying the health care law should be replaced with a new Republican plan, of which he offered few details. But eliminating Obamacare does not mean going back to the old health care system, he said.

America is in danger of becoming “just another country,” Sen. Rubio said, saying the U.S. must take a stronger role in global affairs. He criticized President Barack Obama, who he said thought America should scale back its role in global conflicts.

 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: We Need To Fix Obamacare, Raise Minimum Wage, No To Flat Tax

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

During a recent debate on 1430 AM WCMY Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger said that he would like to see Congress “Fix” Obamacare and agreed that the minimum wage should be increased to $10.10 an hour.

Kinzinger was debating his Democrat opponent Randall Olsen and both agreed that tax reform via the Flat Tax was out of the question.

The Ottawa Times has more:

On the question of the Obamacare ramp-up, Kinzinger claimed the country needs an alternative plan. He also was critical of his own party’s failure to officially create its own national health plan.

“I would love to repeal this bill (Obamacare), but I’ve realized this is not going to be done anytime soon,” Kinzinger said.  “We need to figure out what is not working and fix it.”

 

On the issue of raising the federal minimum wage, both the incumbent and the challenger wanted it set higher at the state level up to at least $10.10 per hour.

Kinzinger said he would like the minimum rate indexed to the rate of inflation on the federal level.

Olsen said, “There should be no person working for less than $10.10 an hour. Period.”

Concerning changes in the federal income tax system, both candidates said they would not favor a straight flat tax and also agreed about the need for real tax reform.

“The federal tax system has not been reformed since 1986,” said Kinzinger. “We now have a tax code that is entirely too large. We need to get rid of many tax loopholes and come up with a real tax simplification (solution). When the Republicans win this senate, and I believe we will, we will work on a bi-artisan effort on tax reform.”

Olsen said tax revision is necessary, but the answer is not a flat tax.

“A flat tax would (adversely) affect low income people more than those making several millions dollars,” he said.

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Subsides For States Without A State Exchange Unconstitutional

110922_gavel_ap_328A new legal blow to Obamacare has been handed down by a federal judge who has ruled that the subsides that are given via the Obamacare exchanges are unconstitutional for states that did not set up their own exchanges.

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, authorized states to establish their own exchanges where people could shop for approved health insurance and if they qualify to get a subsidy to help pay for it.  However, the law does not allow the federal government to step in and run an exchange for a state if they didn’t set one up, as nearly half of the states did.

Enter a rule/regulation issued by the IRS that rewrote the Obamacare statue and allowed the feds to set up the federal exchange and offer the subsides.

That rule/regulation was the subject of the legal challenge launched by the Attorney General of Oklahoma.

CNS News has more:

U.S. District Judge Ronald White concluded Tuesday that the IRS rule altering the Obamacare law and providing billions in subsidies is “arbitrary, capricious and abuse of discretion”:

“The court holds that the IRS rule is arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.706(2)(A), in excess of summary jurisdiction, authority or limitation, or short of statutory right, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 706(2)(C), or otherwise is an invalidation of the ACA [Affordable Care Act], and is hereby vacated. The court’s order of vacatur is stayed, however, pending resolution of any appeal from this order.”

In September 2012, Oklahoma was the first of several states to challenge the legality of an IRS rule that caused billions in subsidies to be paid out, despite Congress having never authorized those payments.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt hailed the state’s victory in its lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act:

“Today’s ruling is a consequential victory for the rule of law. The administration and its bureaucrats in the IRS handed out billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies and vastly expanded the reach of the health care law because they didn’t like the way Congress wrote the Affordable Care Act. That’s not how our system of government works.”

Pruitt said the ruling proves that the administration can’t change a low by executive fiat:

“The Obama administration created this problem and rather than having an agency like the IRS rewrite a law it didn’t like, the administration should have done the right thing and worked with Congress to amend the law. Oklahoma was the first to challenge the administration’s actions and today’s ruling vindicates what we recognized early on and that is the administration can’t rewrite the Affordable Care Act by executive fiat.”

He said the victory is just the beginning, because he fully expects the case to, ultimately, be decided by the Supreme Court:

Death Panels Are Back: Medicare Looking To Reimburse “End Of Life” Talk

4916292606_Obamacare2_xlargeThose damned death panels are back.

This time in the form of Medicare paying for the “end of life” talk with patients.

God is our federal government screwed up.

From Breitbart:

The New York Times reports that “Medicare may begin covering end-of-life discussions next year if it approves a recent request from the American Medical Association,” which is “the country’s largest association of physicians and medical students” and creates “billing codes for medical services, codes used by doctors, hospitals and insurers.”

According to the Times, the group “recently created codes for end-of-life conversations and submitted them to Medicare” and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expected to make a decision in the fall that could “profoundly affect the American way of dying.”

As the Times notes, “end-of-life planning remains controversial,” especially after Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s “‘death panel’ label killed efforts to include it” in Obamacare. The Obama administration tried to sneak in a provision in a 2010 regulation before it “had Medicare rescind that portion of the regulation” after intense political pressure.

Now, the federal government may try again.

Doctors and bureaucrats have insisted that end-of-life counseling would not lead to rationing, but “Burke Balch, director of the Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee,” disagreed, telling the Times that many doctors actually believe in “hastening death for those deemed to have a ‘poor quality of life.’” He said that doctors and bureaucrats may use these sessions to pressure patients to “to reject life-preserving treatment,” according to the Times.

Lib Ghoul Threatens To Rape Teen Daughter Of Leading Obamacare Critic

C. Steven Tucker with Bill Elliot

C. Steven Tucker with Bill Elliot

Insurance broker and Chicago Tea Party leader C. Steven Tucker is one of the leading critics of Obamacare having done multiple appearances over the last four years on Fox News and Fox Business Channels and regularly appearing on talk radio shows based out of the Midwest(Joe Walsh Show, Chicks On The Right).

Last fall Tucker gained even more notoriety when he helped cancer patient Bill Elliot regain his health insurance after it was cancelled thanks to Obamacare, story here. They both then went on to become apart of another story when they where both audited by the IRS following Bill’s story, and Steve’s help to him, ran on Fox News.

Steven also happens to be the father of two teenage daughters.

So you can imagine his response when a liberal ghoul out of Florida took to Twitter Wednesday and threatened to rape one of his daughters.

 

After this threat was made Tucker filled a complaint against @common_alias whose real name is Preston Smith of Miami, Florida with the FBI. According to Smith’s Facebook profile his is a member of the American Socialist Democratic Party and a self-described atheist. The threat to rape Steve Tuckers daughter, who I will have you know is very well versed in the use of the Second Amendment(as is the whole Tucker family), appears to have been triggered after Steve sent out the following tweet regarding the call to impeach President Obama which gained traction yesterday following former VP candidate Sarah Palin’s piece at Breitbart.

Preston responded at first with this tweet.

 

After that is when the rape threat was made.

A review of the rest of Preston’s twitter feed shows someone who is A) a backer of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016, B) really hates religion, C) has contempt for the economic growth of the Reagan years, and D) appears to support granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.  O’ and he does all of that with a potty mouth(or keyboard).

And the left says we conservatives are the ones waging a “war on women”.

Stay classy Preston and please let the FBI know what you really think when they come knocking on your door in the next day or two.