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ObamaCare´s Looming Land Mine
American Thinker, by Lewis Dovland

Original Article

Posted By:DW626, 11/27/2013 5:54:29 AM

Those who wrote the PPACA legislation were much more brilliant than most conservatives have given them credit for. They have hidden a landmine in the way it all works that will ensure an eventual takeover of the entire health care industry by the government. Let me first clarify my professional interest. I have been a vendor of software and services to both insurance companies and providers, and therefore have a deep understanding of the health care industry and what the ACA will do to it. I do not work for any insurance companies or medical providers, nor do I own stock

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 11/27/2013 6:17:39 AM     (No. 9631195)

Poor people need healthcare, nor bogus health insurance. Dowland is right. The bronze plans will leave most poor people with unpayable debts if they have even quite manageable diseases. Richer people with a cash reserve who buy platinum plans (if they can find them!) will do OK, but they always do anyway.

The non-payment of deductibles will bankrupt many hospitals and healthcare clinics in "working" neighborhoods.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 11/27/2013 6:28:58 AM     (No. 9631204)

I believe the roll out failure was planned- the take over of Insurance companies creating single payer insurance was goal. Obama does not care about poll numbers- He Won! He has armed protection and a favorable judiciary.

He won´t leave in 2016.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: safesword, 11/27/2013 6:39:02 AM     (No. 9631211)

#2..as much as this pains me to say the following,i believe it with every ounce of my being: does not matter if he leaves or not...the system itself is now a computer controlled tyranny...and will make no difference from here on out who takes the reigns...only one thing can change that..and i dont see it happening as it should have happened 20 years ago..im very sorry for my view..i really am..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sanchin, 11/27/2013 7:04:29 AM     (No. 9631230)

Can any American Citizen still consider themselves FREE?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/27/2013 7:51:04 AM     (No. 9631259)

I disagree with #2 that the rollout was intended to fail. The rollout was supposed to be smooth so as to capture as many suckers as possible. Then the scenario painted by the author could be enacted with full effect. But this rollout has been so disastrous that it is about to derail their entire plan. And contrary to #3, it isn´t unstoppable. Nothing inspires a congressional vermin more than self-preservation, and the Rats on the Hill will turn on the Won on a dime if they think it will get them reelected. As it stands now, the Rats face getting swept out in a typhoon. Look for them to start fleeing ship the longer this mess goes on.

And enough with this "he isn´t going to leave in 2016." crap. This is still America. A majority of us still believe in the Constitution. He´ll be gone in January 2017, if not sooner, one way or another. Trust me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 11/27/2013 7:56:19 AM     (No. 9631263)

Once again Senator Ted Cruz was right the legislation must be defunded and repealed. That is the only choice. No matter how bad the polls get the Democrats along with the msm will protect obamacare. They are ruling (not governing) against the will of the people. How long before there is a revolt? Well the Democrats expect that nothing will happen and that they can squeak by in 2014 and win again with hillary in 2016 perhaps they are right. I have little hope that this legislation will ever been but down.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: geo11, 11/27/2013 8:01:05 AM     (No. 9631272)

The Democrats are to stupid to realize that the landmine has already exploded and they are the casualties. Nov. of 2014 can´t come soon enough.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 11/27/2013 8:07:59 AM     (No. 9631286)

To paraphrase LBJ: We´ll have ALL them folks voting Republican for the next two hundred years.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/27/2013 8:14:29 AM     (No. 9631292)

This is another step in the scheme of passive eugenics.... weed out the undesirables - those without mega amounts of money. How many elderly will just decide to go ahead and die? How many younger people who find themselves broke and unable to afford the continued care they need, will just commit suicide?

The elitists are thinning out the herd so they have the earth to themselves, the gods.

But I still believe there is One who will not be mocked. My trust is in Him. Until then, I remain a TEA soldier in this war.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/27/2013 8:20:27 AM     (No. 9631306)

This may also force the providers to start becoming cost conscious. There is a serious tendency to over test and over treat in part for legal liability reasons and in part because the medical professionals are intentionally isolated from information about how much the hospital or clinic charges for any given service. That information is basic in all other professions. The first thing I learned in my first job out of law school was my billing rate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nerdowell, 11/27/2013 8:24:46 AM     (No. 9631312)

I think #3 is on to something:

Obama is not the disease, he´s merely a symptom.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/27/2013 8:33:45 AM     (No. 9631327)

Mr. Dovland is exactly right. The system was designed to make us grateful when the government comes riding to the rescue us with single payer. Crushing medical expenses have a devastating effect on family finances. The premiums and deductibles alone with be an unbearable burden. Add to that an accident, a chronic or terminal illness and you have bankruptcy looming for the average family. Hope for a better future for your kids will be impossible. There will be no money for higher education because you will be struggling to feed, clothe and house them. The very worst aspect of this is that it robs people of the opportunity to better themselves. Obama destroyed the American dream with the ACA. It´s that simple.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/27/2013 9:13:46 AM     (No. 9631382)

In the cancer example, I don´t see the cost as such an overwhelming amount. Most people make 100k per year think nothing of spending 30-50k on a car. Or two for that matter.

I´m not supporting asshat´s health care law, it´s the most communistic thing I have ever seen, but I am saying that we, as a people, need to come to grips with the fact that there are things in life that you have to spend money on that aren´t "fun". You can´t just buy the fun stuff and have other people pay for the un-fun stuff for you.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/27/2013 9:14:29 AM     (No. 9631384)

I don´t think the landmine is looming I think it´s exploding in pockets.
The ever impressed, stupid, communist in training Joe Colleges are learning that they are at the top of Obama´s victim list to have their pockets picked.
The fat tattood single moms are next to get their rates changed and high deductibles and of course there´s the ´rich´ families.
That leaves only the blacks, gays and unions that still support and adore Obama and his ´scheme´ of theft of money and freedom from the American public with a health care system in shambles.
Obama will arrive at the end of his rope but the fallout will be on the communist democrats. Don´t ever believe for one second they would abandon their communist leader who put their entire scheme of one party in motion. There will be a granite monument on the national mall and you ´WILL´ like it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/27/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9631386)

An Ldotter made a suggestion yesterday that needs repeating. Into this fraudulent Communist driven nightmare, where average citizens are forced to reveal personal and financial facts to millions of non security
checked "navigators", also known as Obama organizer thieves, a logical question arises. Why not go to public
anonymously available computers and attempt to sign up, using false celebrity sounding information? Why can´t several million bikers, tea partiers, NRA supporters, country western fans, rodeo riders, Texans, libertarians, Jews for Jesus, drug users, hippies, goals bugs, jam up this terrifyingly corrupt, evil machinery, bringing it crashing down to end it for all time?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Intentional, 11/27/2013 9:27:25 AM     (No. 9631401)

FTA: There is a better solution -- one that uses the free market, transparency, HSA accounts and other tools -- that neither space nor topic permits me to review here.

We can´t just keep bashing Democratcare. We need to begin to articulate productive alternatives and solutions. So please, Mr. Dovland, use the space to change the topic.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Arby, 11/27/2013 9:28:57 AM     (No. 9631403)

As Georgie Patton said, if it was built by man it can be removed by man. We can repeal this monstrosity and get back to reality. It may not be easy, but the key is always clear: control the WH, the senate and the house. Then things can happen. A few choice SCOTUS appointments won´t hurt either.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/27/2013 9:29:31 AM     (No. 9631404)

This is only possible in a country that has come to hate profits and free enterprise.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 11/27/2013 9:49:44 AM     (No. 9631447)

Obamacare is just a law, it can be rescinded the same way it came into being. The country MUST elect a congress that will end Obamacare and, of course, a president that will sign it into its just death.

The "roll-out" fiasco is Obama´s report card (at last) and represents his intelligence, abilities and management skill in bringing out what he considers his number ONE accomplishment.

He has displayed to all that is a Humbug.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 11/27/2013 9:53:51 AM     (No. 9631460)

Sorry: Last line should be "...he is a Humbug."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: larryp, 11/27/2013 9:54:19 AM     (No. 9631461)

But where is the logic here. How could there be crushing medical expenses when there
will be fewer or no doctors and every one goes to Physician assts? And the hosps are mostly bankrupted or regulated into a Doc-
in-the -box type facility.
Just where are these big bills originating?
Like Mark Levin said last nitem this is a coup,a take-over and ruination of the Constitutional part of the US

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Reply 22 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/27/2013 9:58:21 AM     (No. 9631469)

Spend a few minutes listening to the audio of a conversation of a radio host and Mike Zullo. Documentation in hard copy is in the hands of a Rep. Steve Stockman and Rep. Wittman is knowledgeable and on board with Stockman to request a Congressional Investigation on obama. We need letter writing, calls, faxes and emails to all in the House to get this started. This is just about the only way we can remove the "problems". The House was forced by response from "We The People" to stand up against obamacare.

Go to: mcsoccp.org to listen, then let´s get started! obama is rapidly pushing his agenda because he knows his time is limited, and I am not talking about the election of 2016. Get any and every person you know to listen to this conversation.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/27/2013 10:24:48 AM     (No. 9631514)

ObamaCare has been ruled a tax and therefore can be repealed in reconciliation by a simple majority vote in the Senate.

If only six (6) of the 53 Democrat Senators realize they are committing political suicide, they can join 45 Republican Senators in a vote to repeal.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: little guy, 11/27/2013 10:25:40 AM     (No. 9631516)

Ask anyone who knows about countries that have government run, single payer health systems and they will tell you that everyone does NOT get the same treatment! There are special hospitals where the elite get to go and where you need to have a juiced government contact to get treated. Why we can´t have a congressman getting sick, can we? And if his/her kid gets sick, why that would be distracting to them and might prevent them from looking out for the people! We need to cure what ails them really fast --- and for free --- so they can get back to doing the people´s work. Therefore they will get the top of the line equipment, private rooms and the best doctors at the top hospitals. All the rest of us will get x-ray machines from the 1960´s instead of MRIs or CAT scans, we´ll get the urine stained sheets at the 3 story, 200 bed "clinic" and the teeth-sucking PA who says "What are you complaining about now? I TOLD you I´ll empty the bed pan when I can"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Clinger, 11/27/2013 10:26:00 AM     (No. 9631517)

The free market will prevail. We´ll have a thriving black market here competing with foreign markets. My friends are already going to Mexico. I wouldn´t be surprised to see a small sovereign island become the medical mecca in the not too distant future. The wealthy will be able to afford this care, the dependent entitled class will get care for free paid for by the wealthy and middle class and the middle class will do without.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NOBS, 11/27/2013 10:30:52 AM     (No. 9631527)

We must remember when Hilliarykare was defeated in court in 1993--this project to take over Healthkare started anew. The results are what we see now. I need not say anything more. We need widespread revolt.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/27/2013 10:34:21 AM     (No. 9631539)

We already have Government Health Care

Medicare
Medicaid ... both utterly bankrupt and deliver appalling care.
VA Health Services .. the very definition of Hell on Earth



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Reply 28 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/27/2013 11:01:53 AM     (No. 9631583)

John Roberts may have given the Senate and House the key to destroying Obama Care through the tax designation. Kill the tax funding for any program in DC and it will whither away.

The insurance companies I´m sure would be happy to fill the void and they can be regulated as to cost and services provided so they aren´t excessive. Public support for any government program must be positive to exist.

On another front Obama doesn´t have any meaningful support for giving illegal criminals amnesty. With a nation that now suffers horrible unemployment, why dilute the labor market with people who are here illegally. The reason, and only purpose, is they are potential Democrat voters.

Obamas recent statement that he might issue an executive order to grant amnesty to these individuals is Constitutional heresy.

The man is walking through a field of land mines without a metal detector. This may be the one he steps on that goes Kaboom. Meanwhile, I won´t pay attention to anymore of his illegal Orders. I´m too old to worry about consequences anymore.



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Reply 29 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/27/2013 11:09:59 AM     (No. 9631600)

Repeal should be our aim. If not we will all end up in Medicaid.

The means to repeal is to brand Barack Obama personally as the liar he is.

The insurance companies, the AMA, and hospitals were all accomplices of our new Euthanasia President.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/27/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9631601)

Government has no ´legislative right´ to destroy any legitimate industry, as they´re doing with the medical profession, health care industry, health insurance industry, and even student loans (banking).

We need a Constitutional Amendment stating such.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: guybee, 11/27/2013 11:16:59 AM     (No. 9631610)

I had good healthcare. I was satisfied with it and paid my premiums regularly. Now I have nothing but whatever the government is trying to shove down my throat.

How is this right? Fair? My family suffers because 300 people plus the idiot - decided to change the world.

If this is NOT enough to get Americans up in arms about the statism of a US and the demonic direction liberals are taking this country - nothing will do it. We are doomed.

It is time our leaders - the conservatives rise up and act. We have to stop the infighting that is imploding our mission and unite as one voice against these communists.

Let´s fight back.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/27/2013 11:49:22 AM     (No. 9631669)

What is not being reported: People are not buying into the ACA Øbamacare junk insurance fiasco and that is what is going to kill it in it´s tracks. The "protest" is not in the streets or at the "barricades". The protest is a deliberate inaction on the part of the very people this disaster of legilation will depend on. It is very much like the fabled (though true) "Salt Taxes" that have resulted in so many patient, deliberate, mass revolutions in human history. These quiet revolutions always bein with the masses refusing to cooperate, the government - desperate- cracks down to force them and suddenly the powder keg explodes in violent, destructive blooddy revolution. It can not be stopped. There is a choice ahead for Americans who wish to preserve their freedom. First and foremost- do like the Mexican illegals- do not buy into the program. Protest by killing the beast before it ever get´s it´s ugly head out of the shell.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/27/2013 11:53:18 AM     (No. 9631672)

We need to find us an excellent military type leader and start putting together the army that is needed to drain the Washington swamp. Entirely. Take over the entire government and start making the changes that are necessary for the country to survive and be the country it was intended to be. At age 68, I´ll be one of the first to join.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/27/2013 12:02:26 PM     (No. 9631688)

Have we forgotten that the outline for Obamacare was drafted by a convicted felon while in jail? And that the goal of that plan was a single payer system?

Robert Creamer, husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL, 9th district, Chicago), and even more radical than her, drafted this while serving time for bank fraud.
http://tinyurl.com/2547vqq

FTA: "Those who wrote the PPACA legislation were much more brilliant than most conservatives have given them credit for." Yup.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/27/2013 12:25:18 PM     (No. 9631710)

Senator Cruz tried to stop this by defunding Obamacare.

He failed due to lack of support.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 11/27/2013 12:26:04 PM     (No. 9631713)

ObamaCare makes me sick.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: dvc, 11/27/2013 12:35:46 PM     (No. 9631723)

Zerocare must be repealed.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 11/27/2013 1:24:51 PM     (No. 9631785)

Here´s my take - As the dem senators profess "shock" and "outrage" at the "unintended consequences" of zerocare, the republicans have to push for a repeal vote before the November elections. There is no need to wait to correct this mistake and they can prove rather than promise that they have changed their evil ways.

The political pressure has to be engineered to be veto proof. The election campaigns are getting under way and they need to know that every American that lost or is slated to lose their insurance is going to be reminded over and over again that this is 100% owned and operated by the rat party.

Talk is cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 11/27/2013 1:57:09 PM     (No. 9631822)

Saw a kid interviewed on Fox yesterday. He said--I´m 25 years old and in good health. Why should I pay twice as much to insure some sick 65 year old. I´m not signing up. Plus, I think 0 awoke a sleeping tiger. Much as it breaks my heart to say this, except for their families, who cares about the 4 brave Americans killed in Bengazi? Wo cares that 0 has given the country to the Iranians? But healthcare? That´s personal.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: StuartL, 11/27/2013 2:02:28 PM     (No. 9631841)

Aside that some will no doubt consider irrelevant: American Thinker´s headline writers aren´t doing A.T. any favors, at least among its readers who aren´t tone-deaf. Land mines don´t "loom," for Pete´s sake. "Loom" is what tsunamis (for instance) do. There would have been nothing at all wrong with using Dovland´s own word ("hidden"), redundant though it be -- or no verbal adjective at all.

That said, I echo #16´s point. Let Mr. Dovland demonstrate his "deep understanding of the health care industry" by outlining a feasible alternative.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/27/2013 2:28:17 PM     (No. 9631873)

I disagree that it was designed to fail. The Democrats aren´t that smart nor have that much foresight. What they tried to design is a system to redistribute wealth and that is the reason for the high costs for the Peters family under Obamacare. The Peters are paying to subsidize someone else.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: steveW, 11/27/2013 2:31:55 PM     (No. 9631880)

What will it take for the Democrats to feel comfortable enough to finally come out of the closet and publicly admit that they are socialists? We know they do so in private, but isn´t it time for a public admission?



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Reply 43 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/27/2013 5:49:43 PM     (No. 9632063)

The kid on Fox was right. This group will not sign up in the numbers needed to float the Obamacare boat. Without them, it can´t work without massive subsidies from the US taxpayer and this is what I am afraid of. Create enough of a disaster and panic and you will see politicians advocating expanding Medicaid/Medicare to cover everybody.

Doesn´t matter that the country is bankrupt and can´t afford it. Down the drain we go.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: cgood, 11/27/2013 8:06:07 PM     (No. 9632143)

Meanwhile, John Boehner is running around saying that the law should be delayed for everyone. Really? This isn´t rocket science. Why can´t the republicans speak with one consistent voice? The goal is REPEAL. The message is REPEAL. We don´t stand a chance with such inept leadership.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lennon47, 11/27/2013 8:45:31 PM     (No. 9632172)

So many say "wait for the 2014 election". No, this country is so screwed up and so damn stupid they´ll vote for the liberals. The liberals take 2-3 steps, the conservative take 1-step - guess who´s winning? The idiots

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Reply 46 - Posted by: owl, 11/27/2013 9:02:25 PM     (No. 9632186)

Rush played a soundbite of Mr. Reagan from back in the early sixties. The speech was about how socialism could grow to cancerous proportions. Simply put, the tool was socialized medicine. Everything failed and fell due to that. Welcome to why king Notme and his band of so-called Democrats have wanted this for so long.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: FormerDem, 11/27/2013 10:28:12 PM     (No. 9632249)

what i don´t understand is, wouldn´t it be best to just pay the fine and go on buying the same insurance we always did? keep our privacy, don´t buy insurance we don´t need, etc.?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/28/2013 12:14:23 AM     (No. 9632312)

So, what are we going to do about it?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/28/2013 8:02:52 AM     (No. 9632460)

I will never even click on a site that has a ´dot.gov´ address. The IRS already has my info. They´ll get around to all of us. Cross my heart and hope to die. ACA will be the first political promise ever kept.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: privateer, 11/28/2013 9:53:23 AM     (No. 9632586)

Boner is not a leader, at least not ours. He is a Quisling. Somewhere in the white hut is a tiny vial lagelled Boehner, containing two mustard seeds.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/28/2013 10:03:44 AM     (No. 9632606)

Not exactly a fatal flaw in the writer´s thinking, but if the Democrats imagined that bankrupting the providers was the route to single payer satori in real time they´re all rather screwy.

Sure, bankruptcy is handled by the federal government, but except for the case of General Motors and a couple of houses of prostitution in Nevada, the practice has been for the court to direct the sale of assets on the open market.

A bankrupt federal government, with at least one house under Republican control, isn´t going to be buying anything!

Instead, the nonprofit hospitals (the majority of hospitals in this country) will be sold most likely to local interests.

After all, even if the federal government has gone crazy and tried to destroy insurance, and doctors that doesn´t mean everybody else has!

The government owned hospitals won´t be going bankrupt, and neither will the private hospitals. Doctor´s associations will have a difficult time, but individual personal bankruptcies are unlikely. Instead, the association will disband, give the property away to some slumlord, and he´ll rent it back to the individuals for about what they´d been paying through the association anyway.

Remember, corporate investments can evaporate in the twinkling of the eye, but the real assets linger on still available to be used for their original purposes!

Then there are the states. They own many hospitals.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/28/2013 8:45:55 PM     (No. 9633067)

I love this thread because it is relatively free of the we-are-doomed voices and instead points to many ways we can fight.

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The clumsiness and incoherence, if not madness, of this administration’s foreign policies are creating havoc around the world. No one wrapped up the story of the chaos better than Sultan Knish did this week: When Bush left office at the end of his second term, the region was mostly stable aside from Iran’s nuclear program. By the time Obama had finished his first term, it was in a state of endless war. [snip] Bush had sought to stabilize the Middle East by removing Saddam. Obama instead destabilized it by trying to remove every government that was in any way friendly to the

Calling a Spade a ´Garden Implement´
Doesn´t Make it a Hoe
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/16/2014 5:09:00 AM     Post Reply
Early on in the Genesis chapter of the Bible much is made of Adam giving names to all living creatures. Like everything about the Bible, the meaning of this event is subject to many interpretations, the most often given is that it signals man’s dominion over the other creatures of the earth. I don’t dispute that reading, but to me, the naming description signifies that there can be no real communication among people unless the names we use mean the same thing to all of us. A spade certainly is a garden implement, but if you are in the gardening

Why Ukraine? Why Now?
American Thinker, by Mike Razar    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/14/2014 5:58:15 AM     Post Reply
The “I’m shocked, shocked” line from Casablanca is too much a cliché to carry any -- umm -- shock value, but surely it fits Putin’s actions against Ukraine. But the civilized world, mainly the Anglosphere, has long shown its utter indifference to human life by ignoring mass killings on a scale surpassed only by the Nazis and the Communists in the last century. More than a hundred thousand in Syria and still going on; perhaps a million or more in North Korea; millions in Africa, uncounted tens of thousands or more in Iran. The one place we intervened was Iraq, with

Well, I´ll Cry Tomorrow:
Medea, Debo Get No R-S-P-E-C-T
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/9/2014 7:36:58 AM     Post Reply
This week President Obama, following a long string of bloopers that the media underplays or ignores, spelled respect "R-S-P-E-C-T´". It was a fitting blunder in a week in which he and America´s left wing took a series of pratfalls.To start off, Medea Benjamin, master media manipulator and water carrier for countless leftist tyrants, winged into Cairo apparently to lend her inestimable support to the Moslem Brotherhood. The Egyptian government treated her less courteously than did the Democrat legislators who regularly let her and her pinko buddies disrupt Congressional hearings. In one instance her team, which had certainly been invited in by Democrats

Hollywood Continues to Flee
California at Alarming Rate
Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 3/6/2014 4:48:18 PM     Post Reply
When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic “Battle: Los Angeles” wasn’t being done in Los Angeles.“It stunned me that the movie was shooting in Louisiana, and that the state of California was letting this happen,” he recalls. In the subsequent five years, the situation has only worsened, despite the film production incentive program California enacted in 2009, which provides for $100 million a year in tax credits for what’s usually 20% of production costs. That’s significantly smaller than programs offered by other

CNN journalist admits Obama
racial double standard on air
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/28/2014 5:29:45 PM     Post Reply
Kudos to Don Lemon, the CNN journalist, for admitting what conservatives have maintained ever since Barack Obama became president with unquestioning media support and suppression of any conservatism as racist: (This is the totality of the text, video is enclosed.)

There Oughta Be a Law(yer)
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/16/2014 4:37:06 AM     Post Reply
Nothing better depicted Obama´s illegal tampering with the clear words of ObamaCare -- his announcement this week that he was delaying the employer mandate for medium-sized companies -- than Michael Ramirez´ brilliant cartoon showing the law as a blank page in which Obama had continually changed its words and meaning. Along similar lines, Charles Krauthammer observes: But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It´s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama

Where Is the Red Line
of Impeachment?
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/15/2014 5:11:34 AM     Post Reply
In the business world, a diligent board of directors would have long ago fired CEO Obama. Sometimes it takes only a year of less than expected earnings to result in the termination of a corporate CEO. A couple of underperforming years and a few reasons more, and a CEO would have his bags packed and stowed underneath his buck-stopping desk. A long list of problems -- especially one suggesting even a hint of fraud -- that fails to generate a satisfactory board response would stir shareholders and lenders to demand the resignation of not only the CEO and other key employees,

Demonomics
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/9/2014 4:19:32 AM     Post Reply
This week the big story was the tag end of the old JournoList gang trying to spin gold out of the dross of the Congressional Budget Report. The CBO report projected that by 2021 under ObamaCare more than 2 million full-time workers will find it financially advisable to quit work entirely or switch to part-time jobs in order to get more subsidies for healthcare insurance. To most of us who studied real economics or just paid attention to human nature, subsidizing indolence means you´ll get more of it. But to the airheads on the left and their JournoList spinmasters -- the

The State of the Static Union
(and Universalist Claptrap)
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 2/2/2014 5:51:02 AM     Post Reply
This week to an ever-diminishing audience President Obama outlined a pedestrian plan for the remainder of this year, amidst the usual hornswoggle of invited guests in the gallery and dubious daytime TV style anecdotal stories of their lives. More popular than ever is the wish that we could return to State of the Union messages being delivered on paper to Congress. In the meantime my friend Ignatz, the genius Sultan Knish (Daniel Greenfield) and even Vladimir Putin offered up some sage observations which underscore the rot at the heart of the administration and his party and the likely consequences of their

Liberals Who Love Obama,
a 501(c)(4) for the
Age Of Gangsterism
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/26/2014 5:06:22 AM     Post Reply
Apart from me, there is only one other non-Democrat I know of in my immediate D.C. neighborhood. Let´s call him John Doe, because he´s petrified that he´ll be the next target of this extra-constitutional gang from Chicago and wouldn´t want to see his name made public. I hadn´t seen him around for a while, but yesterday afternoon there was a knock on the back door. No one ever uses it so I figured it was the gas meter reader, but no, it was John who scurried in, using the cover of the large fig tree branches out of fear he might



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