ObamaCare was passed as the “Affordable Care Act”. Now, as people are seeing their revised Health Care Plan for the first time under the new law, we are realizing just how misleading the title of that law really is…
According to a CNN Poll, only 35% of people now support ObamaCare, while 62% oppose the legislation. That is the lowest level of support the law has seen yet, and it coincides with everyone getting information about their new 2014 health care plans at work.
This massive drop in support has to do with two major issues:
1) People are realizing that the cost of their insurance is going up…not down
2) People are realizing that their insurance is changing, when the President said it would not
On the issue of the cost going up, the most glaring statistic is that 42% of people now say that they will be worse off under their new Plan, which is a stunning indictment of what was supposed to increase “Affordable Care”. In addition, despite the 35% of people who still support the legislation, only 16% admit that they will actually be better off with ObamaCare than they were previously. That means that we are paying over $2.6 TRILLION in government funds, along with paying higher premiums on our own policies, to help only 16% of the population…
On the issue of you being able to keep your own health plan if you like it, they now estimate that 15 million people have lost their current insurance, and over 100 million people will have their work insurance altered due to the new law. The CNN poll states that 35% of people say that they will have to change their doctor due to the implementation of ObamaCare.
The truth about ObamaCare is finally coming out, and the revolution against this overreaching legislation has just begun. My own policy premiums did not change, but I now have to lose weight in order to recoup the financial benefits that I used to gain by performing a certain number of activities (physicals, classes, exams, etc) each year. I believe that the 10th Amendment (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”) should protect people from Government-mandated weight loss, but that is just me and it stems from my silly strict constructionist views that we should protect and honor the Constitution that governs this great country…
Please help us replace the current Senate and drive ObamaCare from the history books in 2014!
- ACA? ObamaCare Not So Affordable (commentarymagazine.com)
- The Affordable Care Act First does Harm, Period (americanthinker.com)
- ObamaCare: We Did Not Know What was In It Until It Passed (healthtrain.blogspot.com)
- The Affordable Care Act perpetuates a myth of health insurance (seekerblog.com)
The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, will turn out to be one of the most controversial laws in the history of the United States. President Obama managed to win a second term based on all of the promises made surrounding ObamaCare, and those promises are rapidly being broken before the law is even fully-implemented.
Here are the five biggest lies that the President told in order to get this law passed, and in order to get reelected:
“If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”
15 million people have lost their insurance. But, that is not even the biggest part of this lie. It is estimated that over 100 million people will have their current policies altered by their employers due to ObamaCare changes, which means almost no one gets to keep the insurance that they liked just fine before.
“Let’s be clear, we’re not going to delay the Affordable Care Act”
This was a quote from hours before the government shutdown, for which the Republicans were widely blamed. A few weeks later, the ObamaCare rollout had gone so badly that Obama reversed course. It turns out that the Republicans were right, and it was Obama who could have avoided the Government Shutdown, not the other way around.
“Anyone making under $45,960 will qualify for an upfront tax subsidy.”
Anyone making under 4 times the poverty level was supposed to get an upfront tax subsidy. CNN reports that in the largest cities in nearly every state, many people will not qualify for the subsidy. For example, a person living in Chicago making $27,400 will not qualify for a subsidy. A person in Nashville making $25,500 will also not qualify for a subsidy. Some lies are small, this one is a pretty big one.
“I will not sign a plan that adds a dime to our deficits.”
Obama’s original promise was that the plan would cost $900M over ten years, and the savings would just barely cover those costs, so the plan was breakeven. Since then, the estimated cost of the plan has ballooned to $2.6 Trillion. Unfortunately, the revenue has not gone up, so there is no way that this law does not significantly add to the national debt.
“Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 per year will see any form of tax increase.”
The only reason that the Democrats avoided a filibuster was by using a process called reconciliation, which is specifically only used for budget bills. There are tons of taxes, and fees, built into ObamaCare. Examples include the medical device tax, the mandate tax, and harsher penalties on Health Savings Account withdrawals, among others.
- The Democrats’ ObamaCare Crackup (commentarymagazine.com)
- Judge Napolitano: Obama’s health care lies are much worse that Nixon’s or Clinton’s lies (conservativeread.com)
- Obama’s “Apology” – Substituting New Lies for Old (rinf.com)
I recently wrote a tweet stating “President Obama, there are only 45 words in the 1st amendment, please take sixty seconds to review it.” It was obviously written a little tongue-in-cheek, targeting Obama for his recent attacks on the free press. After that, I decided that people might be interested in his grades so far on protecting our Bill of Rights:
1st Amendment – F Free Speech
Obama has not only had reporters investigated, but he has threatened to charge a respected Fox News reporter as a co-conspirator. On top of that, he has had the IRS target Tea Party groups in order to limit their speech during an election.
2nd Amendment – F Gun Rights
Not much evidence is needed here, Obama’s $500 million proposal to limit 2nd Amendment rights says it all.
4th Amendment – D Search & Seizure
We don’t know if Obama had a warrant, but e-mails are typically found to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Obama likely used the ECPA and several NSLs to get around the 4th Amendment, therefore we are giving him a “D” for creatively undermining our rights in a way that he wouldn’t be found guilty.
5th Amendment – A Right to Remain Silent
Lois Lerner invoked the 5th Amendment when Congress tried to question her on the IRS Scandal…guess she has something to hide. At least Obama is respecting one of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights!
6th Amendment – F Civil Right For Anyone Accused of a Crime
Obama’s team has killed 4 U.S. Citizens with attack drones. I would not have a problem with that if they were in the middle of a hostile action, or if they had been convicted of a crime and sentenced to death, or if they were involved in a capture mission that went wrong…but none of these were the case. The killing of American Citizens without a trial is the act of terrorists, not Presidents.
The bottom line is that the more we learn about the AP Scandal, the Fox News Scandal, the IRS Scandal, the Benghazi Scandal, etc etc etc….the more it should become apparent that Obama is not protecting the rights that Thomas Jefferson described as “is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference”.
- Rand Paul On IRS Scandal: “Someone Needs To Go To Jail” (dprogram.net)
- Hilarious! Top official to plead Fifth Amendment protections after targeting constitutional groups that taught the Bill of Rights (webabuser.blogspot.com)
- IRS Was Afraid of the Constitution, the Obama Scandal Suggests (nysun.com)
The news coming out of the Democratic National convention, as usual, made me a little sick to my stomach. I always try to just tune out for a week, and not get too worked up, because both parties get a little inflammatory during convention time and tend to start exaggerating. The only claim that irked me enough to write an article about is this claim that President Obama has created 4.5 Million jobs. Hours after the claim emerged, a claim which was repeated in convention speeches by Julian Castro, Deval Patrick, and Rahm Emanuel, dozens of fact-checking organizations had already refuted the claim. Why? Because it is a flat-out lie. Here are the facts:
President Obama’s Starting Figure: 133.6 Million Jobs
Current Figure: 133.2 Million Jobs
Change: LOSS of 0.4 Million Jobs
Fact: The Unemployment rate was approximately 7.8% when President Obama took office and now it is over 8%.
In order to hit the 4.5 Million figure, Democrats are doing multiple unethical things all at once (not entirely unusual).
First, they are only counting private sector jobs, because apparently the 20+ million people who work in jobs labeled as “Public Sector” don’t matter…
Second, using that incorrect measure, they are still only counting the lowest figure during Obama’s Presidency as the starting point (January 2010), because apparently President Obama denies responsibility for the entire first year of his presidency (don’t you wish we all could deny responsibility for the whole first year when we start a new job because everything was the old guy’s fault?)
Here are the facts: President Obama has created 4.5 Million new private sector jobs since January 2010. Why didn’t they just say that rather than lying about his record? Because they were on national television…and they wanted to mislead the public. It is the strategy that almost every politician employs during debates, since they know people are watching and no one will read the fact-check stories later.
The bottom line is that the unemployment rate is higher than the day he took office. His own Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors promised that unemployment would never reach 8%…It has been 8% for around two years and is still over 8% today.
Conclusion: His Numbers Are Wrong….His Promises Were Broken…The Dems should stop lying on National TV.
Go ahead and run on the economy if you all want to….You will lose!