Today, more than three and a half years after the Democrats passed Obamacare into law, the overhaul’s exchanges — its East German–like government marketplaces — will finally, sort of, open for business. The Democrats fully expect their fellow Americans to be so excited about buying government-approved insurance through these government-run exchanges that they’re choosing to shut down the government rather than delay the individual mandate for a year. Better to shut down the government, it would seem, than let Americans freely decide — even for a year — whether or not to buy Obamacare-based insurance. Alas, the individual mandate’s penalties
It´s also the law that the House controls the purse strings. Obama says if we want the law repealed then we need to win an election. Well, we did. The House is now under our control and that is our mandate to stop this mess by starving it of funding. If he wants it funded then he needs to win back the House.
The GOP has to see that there is already unpopular and the painful part of Obamacare has only just started.
When younger Americans see their insurance costs triple (which is the case), sucking up all of their discretionary income for some, the glaze of Obama-fealty will fall from their eyes and they won´t like this law at all.
Since when was it legitimate for the Senate majority leader the President to not even discuss compromise and illegitimate for the House to want to shelve or greatly modify a bad bill? What, every bill once passed can never be touched?? Bunk.
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Donna M, 10/1/2013 1:52:07 AM (No. 9544150)
Most low information voters think that on 1 Jan they will get a card in the mail and not pay for anything, much less a premium. When you run the KFF calculator, for those who get the subsidy, that is pretty much the projection (whch may or may not be true) (see http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/) That includes the college kids. And as their parents pay for it...they feel nothing, so they will continue to holler for their Jug-Eared Thug Hero.
The Democrats are very selective about which laws they are passionate about having all of us obey without question. They obviously we´re not so passionate about immigration laws or the Defense of Marriage law.
Their appeal to us with "it´s the law" reminders is hardly compelling.
Begin the revolution. Start by calling the fascist in the House, Senate and White Hut. Let them know that you blame them and will hold them responsible for any consequences. If not represented by fascist, then call your elected RINO and let them know that you hold them responsible for enabling the fascist to continue this disaster. And for the few with a real live conservative elected representative, call them and thank them. Light up the switch boards and let our goobernment know how we feel and not to take solace in the echo chamber Kneepad Media propaganda.
The health care law says that if you can’t find a plan that costs less than 8 percent of your income, then you’re exempt from the requirement to purchase health insurance. Well there you are. Healthcare will be free to the un-employed, the millions now on disability, poor Americans, stay at home moms and fathers, those on wic and welfare. Those millions on medicare which I am one. Disabled veterans from war which I am one. Congress. Don´t forget the illegal having babies. They are exempt. This thing called ocare will destroy America.
Sigh. The foundational mistake that we keep backsliding into is approaching Obamacare as if it has anything whatsoever to do with health insurance or healthcare. It does not. It has never been about healthcare. It is and has always been about control. Government control of 1/5 of the economy, sure. But most importantly, government control over every last detail of deciding who will be permitted to live and who will not. Government will decide whether your life is worth saving. Obamacare sets the stage for the 21st Century mass extermination of Americans by denying some (can you say Baby Boomer?) medical care.
Eliminating populations. It´s what totalitarians do best. By the way, John Holdren is still Obama´s science czar.
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little guy, 10/1/2013 10:34:27 AM (No. 9544594)
Amazing how the left wraps itself in a mantra that serves its own purposes, isn´t it? It´s the law so IT MUST BE OBEYED! Says who? The people make the laws and the people can change them when the feel they are unfair, unjust, costs too much, is outlandish or whatever.
Would our African white president say that segregation, separate but equal, the Dred Scott decision, slavery itself, non-voting for women, prohibition, etc. which were all LAWS of the land should not have been resisted by those who opposed them? 200 years ago he wouldn´t have been allowed to say a word let alone even vote and now he´s president. How´d that happen if the laws didn´t change through action by the people?
It is laughable how stuck the democrats are stuck on the modus of Rules for Radicals. Do they have a bronze cover in a gold frame at the DNC headquarters? They use the "air of inevitability" on ACA and the "make the enemy live up to their own rule book" by trumpeting "well we won the 2012 election" and "well the supreme Court ruled for"(fair and square-ha ha ha ha). Well we US citizens don´t buy their con artist tactics. They cheated out the wazoo in the 2012 election and did something absolutely weird re John Roberts, so they can all go fly a kite. The democrats moaning and complaining re the shutdown is such entertainment. The different dramatic oratories by the different dem rats like Mary Landrieu and Nancy Pelosi is LMFAO material. Keep it up -we love laughing at you!
AHC law has been nullified! When the major extended care provision was eliminated, deferrals granted, exemptions granted and on and on. This nullified the law because it is not implemented according to how the law was written. Without Congress rewriting or amending the law it cannot stand. Although states cannot nullify a law it falls from it´s own weight without enforcing the law as written. This law is dead and those who have nullified it should be prosecuted for misfeasance and malfeasance of the public trust!
There never was a signing statement at the time Pres Obama signed the law! It is done! Stand up America
What difference does anything make? Obama is incredibly rude to and unwilling to negotiate with his opponents and his poll numbers are the best ever (see Rasmussen). It does not matter what Republicans do, they are trashed and vilified and hated in the media (which controls the narrative). The red state Democrats are not the least bit worried, they support loudly the president and Obamacare and are not the least concerned about re-election. I give up. There is no hope and no changing things. I suppose we just live on the best we can in the heartland.
Obamacide (not suicide) was found, by the Supremacist Court Offender Roberts, to be a tax law. Doesn´t that mean it can be repealed, changed, eliminated in many ways? It is no more the law of the land, than was alcohol prohibition and hundreds of unfair unjust tax laws. The House controls all spending and the House can refuse to spend anything it decides to refuse. So, what´s the problem? As long as the House is not secretly filled with Communists, like the Senate is publically filled with Communist driven little dictators, there is hope.
And deferring payment to an army of useless non (really non) essential over paid bureaucrats is an absolutely meaningless "shutdown".
26 is right: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The president’s job approval ratings CONTINUE to IMPROVE and now mark his best showing since mid-April.
Remember when then Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski was beset upon and chased by seniors who took strong exception to the Democrats´ "Catastrophic Healthcare" legislation, passed in 1989, which sharply increased their medical insurance premiums. Quoth Rostenkowski: "I don´t think they understand, y´know, what the government´s trying to do for them." (Video below)
Pretty soon even Obama´s sip-sips are going to realize that what the government is trying to do to them is far more important than what it´s trying to do for them. Hugh Hewitt described Obamacare as a "thousand car pile up." It´s more like a two hundred million car pile up.
Slavery was the Law of the Land. Prohibition was the Law of the Land. Separate-but-Equal was the Law of the Land. Other Law of the Land decisions; Blacks were given the vote upon 15th Amendment. Women were given the vote upon 19th Amendement.
Rights and privileges were taken away from American citizens by an overarching health tax approved by Chief Justice John Roberts. Like First Crook Clinton crowed, ´´Stoke of the pen; law of the land. Cool.´´
You would think that young, healthy people being gouged to subsidize premiums for older, sick people would wake them up. Probably not. They´ll keep voting Dem.
You would think that workers being gouged to pay for parasites would wake them up. Probably not. They´ll keep voting Dem.
Maybe being screwed over is the new normal for decent, hard-working people and they not only won´t fight it, they expect it.
If we subsidized medical and nursing schools; agreed to pay sales taxes for medical clinics (like fire stations); put reins on lawyers, and caps on lawsuits, maybe we´d have a decent and affordable healthcare system.
Yes it´s the law of the land but so wasn´t Slavery and Prohibition. If pelosi ever said "just sign this contract and read it later" in the private sector, she would have been kicked out of her customer´s office and fired by her employer.
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