Friday, February 19, 2010

ObamaCare: Change You Can't Allow to Happen - by Keith Allen Lehman

Yes, fellow Americans, President Obama and associates are making Changes, but I doubt it was what those who voted for him ever thought to ask just exactly WHAT were those changes – and those he mentioned specifically, he has done nothing about. Like the happy folks behind the presidential candidate with the Obama fans shirts, photo left. (American Heritage) Social and political scientists are right - there are times in history that tyrants are cheered on as they prepare to take away liberties and rights from the people.
What were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democrat counterparts doing behind closed doors in their healthcare limited membership bill discussion?

They added a repressive tax penalty that tax American health plans while union members’ health plans are tax free.
Candidate Obama campaigned as a fierce opponent of special interests that use their clout and connections to secure special favors from the government. … Obama happily gives some liberal special interests loopholes and exemptions from the laws that affect everyone else. The closed-door negotiations over the health care bill have made this clear. … By some estimates the tax would hit one in four union members. Union lobbyists pressured the White House to drop that tax. After a high-profile meeting between Obama and union lobbyists on Monday, the unions apparently have gotten what they asked for: the excise tax will not apply to collectively bargained health plans. The tax that unions found so onerous will now apply to everyone but them. … It also makes for a great recruiting pitch: join a union, get a tax cut. That is just one of the many handouts unions get in the health care bill. It sets aside $5 billion to subsidize the costs of employer health benefits for early retirees. Few nonunion employers, of course, pay pension and health benefits for workers to retire at 55. … Obama’s handouts for unions go beyond the health care bill: The Detroit bailout was bad policy in its own right. Now the pensions of union retirees at GM subsidiaries will get generous taxpayer top-ups to prevent benefit cuts. The pension plans of nonunion retirees, however, will not get a cent. The law requires unions to partner with federal “green job” training programs. Union members will stand first in line for the “green jobs” Obama talks about creating. …  Isn’t that the way Washington works? It should not. Congress should write laws that apply equally to all citizens to promote the common good – not to pay off political constituencies. Obama promised to change politics as usual. We’re waiting to see if he’ll do that.
Sarah Palin called on union members to rebuke their union leaders and oppose Obamacare, in part because of the Cadillac tax deal (people who make Cadillacs won’t have their health insurance taxed). Her husband — unlike Michelle Obama’s husband — was a member of a union. Come to think of it, Reagan is the only union president to be elected president.
And, not as what Barack H. Obama promised – the middle-class is going to get hit hard just like the wealthy, who the Marxists hate [*] so much, despite being the social class of people who provide jobs for the rest of us. 
Of course, if Obama and his associates get his way – EVERYONE will be working for the government.
Mr. Obama what happened to the reason for ObamaCare - AFFORDABLE health insurance for ALL.

Suggested Reading:
Obamacare: Taxes for Everyone … Dick Morris, The Hill
ObamaCare’s Longshoremen Rules … Wall Street Journal
Hollywood Turning Against ObamaCare … Newsbusters [now that’s a shocker!]

[*] Eerily, the Democrats in Washington make up the wealthy class of America – What’s with that?

1 comment:

  1. The two pathetic set of politicians (i.e., Republicans AND Democrats) just keep on getting further and further away from the wishes of the populace and not only do not realize this is the case (because they won't listen to the many "messages" sent them) but keep on doing what they should not. It's time for Many more people to become truly and correctly invormed about the situation.

    If you go to the Mario Apuzzo website and actually read the Initial Appeals Brief of Jan 19, 2010, you're in for a real eye-opener (as are the DOJ attorneys "defending" Obama using our tax money).

    That's doubly ironic since these attorneys - and their bosses - took an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign AND domestic but they are now in the position of actually attacking that very document rather than defending it and are trying to get an obviously ineligible man to remain in an office he has never shown himself to be eligible to hold.

    The wonderful Apuzzo Brief is a primer on both Constitutional law, the meaning of it, the Founders' intent vis-a-vis Article II of the Constitution and a forceful put-down of the lies and misinformation put forth by the Obama Flying Monkeys such as "smrstrauss" and others.

    I’d urge everyone to read the Initial Appeals Brief from Attorney Apuzzo’s website along with the many essays by both Mario Apuzzo AND his Lead Plaintiff, Charles F. Kerchner. While there, it would really help to donate even a small amount to the publicity/education fund presently used only for full-page newspaper ads in the Washington Times National Weekly Edition.

    The Brief gives a very good overview of the original action AND it puts the lie to the many false arguments by the Obot Flying Monkeys about why BHO is either (their words) eligible to hold the office he now occupies OR that it (their words) doesn’t matter that he is not eligible. Your understanding of the relation of the U. S. Constitution to We The People will be forever enlightened.

    Actually, Obama's whole life seems to be nothing but a work of fiction. The man has never shown himself to be Constitutionally eligible to hold the office he now occupies.

    If you'd like to see something from a different point of view, watch the two short videos below which, even though they start slowly and have a bit of fun, contain a wealth of factual data - more than we've seen from Obama.

    In fact in the second video a famous senator is quoted speaking about someone that sounds for all the world like "Our Boy" and really strikes a chord.

    Only thing is the senator was the Roman named Cicero speaking in 42 BC - but the message is still very directed and pertinent for all of us:

    Three Little Words

    Merry Christmas OmeriKa!!