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Thank You Ted Cruz For Speaking For Americans Against ObamaCare Funding!

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Millions of Americans want to thank you Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and other supporters for speaking for 21+ hours on the Senate Floor on behalf of defunding ObamaCare! Your marathon speech created a lot of good according to many opinions, and you did this in the face of much vocal displeasure by some of your Republican colleagues and especially across the aisle with all of the Democrats.

The reason so many disliked your position is that they will have to answer to their voting constituents on their positions on ObamaCare. This Affordable Care Act Bill, which is in fact is grossly unaffordable, is an albatross hung on the necks of American citizens and businesses. For years the Democrats have promoted a government controlled health care system that would totally control all citizens both with healthcare and their financial lives. They now have legislation in place to do this…and are tightening the noose to get it implemented. Many Americans have no idea what is happening to them.

For this reason I for one am very pleased to see that true American Patriots have expressed the dissatisfaction of the American Public where 60-70% of the population do not want ObamaCare. Today’s post is dedicated to conservative Senators for speaking up for Americans…

Thank You Ted Cruz For Speaking For Americans Against ObamaCare Funding!

Many campaign promises by President Obama were made about ObamaCare which have turned out to be totally untrue. Not only were the American People misled but now the President, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi refuse to stop and acknowledge the trainwreck which is happening, however have granted more than 1400 waivers to companies and organizations to be exempt from the Bill.  Here are a few examples of total untruths presented by President and the Democratic Party…

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Forbes

Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

Chris ConoverChris Conover, Contributor      9/23/2013

It was one of candidate Obama’s most vivid and concrete campaign promises. Forget about high minded (some might say high sounding) but gauzy promises of hope and change. This candidate solemnly pledged on June 5, 2008: “In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year….. We’ll do it by the end of my first term as President of the United States.”  Unfortunately, the experts working for Medicare’s actuary have (yet again[1]) reported that in its first 10 years, Obamacare will boost health spending by “roughly $621 billion” above the amounts Americans would have spent without this misguided law.

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Cost Increases of Healthcare

Healthcare Cost Increases In U.S.

The Explosion in Healthcare Premiums in One Convenient Chart

Those nerds at the Society of Actuaries have crunched the numbers and gave us a tidy little forecast of insurance premium rate hikes under Obamacare. Oh, by the way, taxpayer subsidies don’t eliminate costs. A “free” elementary economics lesson out there for anyone confused about TANSTAAFL    (There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch).

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  • Updated August 5, 2013, 12:49 a.m. ET

Congress’s ObamaCare Exemption

The President intervenes to give Members and staff a break.

To adapt H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class. Witness their ad-libbed decision, at the 11th hour and on the basis of no legal authority, to create a special exemption for themselves from the ObamaCare health coverage that everybody else is mandated to buy.

The Affordable Care Act requires Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in its insurance exchanges, in order to gain first-hand experience with what they’re about to impose on their constituents. Harry Truman enrolled as the first Medicare beneficiary in 1965, and why shouldn’t the Members live under the same laws they pass for the rest of the country?

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Millions of Americans and Businesses are being adversely affected by the Affordable Care Act Legislation.  It is inconceivable that so many politicians are choosing to ignore the requests of the American People to stop the implementation of the Bill at this time. But this has been their plan all along and Mr. O says hell nor high water is not going to stop them. To quote the usually articulate President this week….”It is not about you…they are messing with me”. Let’s recognize the rights of the people to disagree and act as a leader sir…citizens don’t like your policy…you have lived on being liked for far too long.

Certainly politicians now turning a deaf ear to the public will at some time soon have to face them and answer as to why they chose not to speak up with any objections other than…”this was voted in by the Congress, the Senate, the President and the Supreme Court and no matter how bad it is or how much damage it will do…we will keep this Bill in place”. This answer truthfully translates into…(“we slammed this health care bill down Republican throats because we owned the House, the Senate, the Presidency,  and the lame stream biased Media…and it really didn’t matter what the American people thought about it…they are not smart enough to understand it anyway-we want a federal health care program”).

The Bill was rushed through passage without reading it in the middle of the night by Democrats only, with Nancy Pelosi saying “we have to pass this 2700 page bill to find out what is in it”. The 2700 pages have now been interpreted into 20,000 pages of HHS regulations, most of which are very destructive to people, businesses and the economy of this country. I repeat, more than 1400 waivers have been given by the President to exempt thousands of people and organizations, especially Congress, from the Bill.  This is the height of hipocrosy. The implementation is not on schedule and some factions have received waivers like business which has been granted a one year delay…whereas such a delay has been denied for the public.

In my humble opinion the idiom “pig In a poke” truly applies to the Affordable Health Care Act. Others say it was passed  by “bait and switch” or “sleight of hand”. It will be up to the American voting public to decide if they will consider this to be true and to accept what is being thrust upon them.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Is ObamaCare Good For You And Your Business?

ObamaCare

ObamaCare Train Wreck

Suggestion: Listen to ” America The Beautiful” by Ray Charles while you read this…start video at bottom of page.

This post tonight is about a critical subject being decided upon during the month of September…

Is ObamaCare Good For You And Your Business?

This country is attempting to implement an original 2700 page Bill that was never read nor debated in the House or the Senate nor read by the President. This was a political concept which was never properly discussed or debated.

Can you imagine the Constitution of the United States being passed in such a careless manner? Is this how a great country is supposed to represent it’s people? Is this how we express our exceptionalism? It used to be my friend…

Or does Washington know best for everyone…and we do not dare question their opinions, beliefs, or decisions??? Are we to be led by an ideological party and narcissistic leader to “total transformation of our country” like cattle to slaughter?

Sorry my friend, this is not the way that I do business, either personally, politically, or spiritually!

Only Democrats voted for the Bill. No Republicans voted for the Bill. This is extreme proof that this is a partisan Bill. The day before passing the Bill the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when asked what was in the Bill said…”We have to pass this Bill so that we can find out what is in it.”

This is the President’s signature presidential accomplishment and his first priority for the country was to get this Bill passed. The employment issues and economic issues took a back seat to ObamaCare. Obviously he wants to preserve the Bill at all costs, especially since it would be a serious threat to his presidency.

The reasons for the Bill are clearly political as the major purposes are to take resources from some people and provide those same resources to other people with government controlling the collection and redistribution. And the government gives a 30-40% haircut for the process of redistribution. Even with the planned implementation we will continue to have 30 million people uninsured…which was supposedly the reason for the bill to start. This is decisively a wealth redistribution bill which gives the government much more control over our personal information, our lives, our money, and our freedoms.

When the ObamaCare Bill was taken to the Supreme Court, it was declared legal only as a “tax” by one vote by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This was a very creative decision that none of the other justices even considered, which to me makes it suspect.

This Bill takes away from our independence and freedoms. This Bill is a precursor to what the Democrats really want which is a single payer insurance system, non-competitive across states or between companies, and totally controlled by the Federal Government. This would put the government in control of your health, your information and your livelihood. This would be a total destruction of what has been the greatest medical system in the world.

60%-70% of the American population today say they do not like what they know about ObamaCare.

CBO estimates of ObamaCare were $940 billion. CBO now estimates costs to be double at $1.8 Trillion.

Many, many organizations have been given waivers out of ObamaCare including the Government, and the Unions are asking for their waiver.  Thousands of waivers have been granted…all favoritism to obtain votes.

Insurance costs were not supposed to increase. Since approval of the Bill insurance costs have increased 25% to 100% across the country. Insurers are withdrawing from states as they cannot maintain profitability.

Many doctors are withdrawing from the medical profession as they can no longer be profitable or practice medicine according to their ethical oaths. This will cause a decrease in the quality of medicine and increase costs even more.

The Federal Government is spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars on advertisement promoting ObamaCare.  After all of the publicity given ObamaCare to date you would think that people would like it and not have to be convinced.

Employers are limiting growth of their businesses to no more than 50 employees so as to avoid the penalties of ObamaCare.

Employers are reducing employees working hours to 30 hours or week to avoid penalties of ObamaCare.

The Cleveland Clinic, largest employer in Ohio, announced today they are slashing $330 million in cost reductions because of ObamaCare and will implement employee layoffs to effect these cost-reductions. This is occurring at hospitals across the country.

Home Depot is announced that due to costs of ObamaCare that 20,000 employees would be transferred to the Federal pools for insurance to deal with the impact of ObamaCare. This is commonplace across the country.

Insurance companies are withdrawing from the insurance industry or markets due to non-profitability.

Many more issues are arising from ObamaCare implementation every day.

Do you like ObamaCare for you and your business and do you want it to be implemented?

As a small business owner and individual I strongly oppose the implementation of ObamaCare for many reasons. I have very little confidence in the policies of this Administration and consider this one a major failure.

This Bill impacts 1/6 of our total economy and appears to be seriously affecting a large number of people.

I continue to look for the advantages and disadvantages and the negatives seem to far outweigh the positives.  If I could find a list of advantages of the program I would list them here now. I would welcome from you a list of the key advantages of ObamaCare to the American People.

I hear many people saying…I wish I could do something about stopping ObamaCare but I do not know what I can do.

I began a Blog called “The Conservative Blog” to have the opportunity to speak my political opinions about my concerns as to what is happening to our country. I much prefer to share my political opinions on that Blog, however, “The Road To Financial Independence Blog” is about business, our economy, how to be employed, how to get ahead, and tips and ideas on being more effective in business, and I consider that it is appropriate to write about this subject here.

To me the ObamaCare Bill is seriously impacting the economy, the growth of my business, the growth of individuals and businesses that I serve, as well as the overall welfare of our wonderful country, the United States of America.

I submit to you that as Americans, our rights to free speech are invaluable, and that it is in our best interests to let our voices be heard strongly in Washington during the coming days. I support you in your opinion whatever that may be…maybe not agree with it but will support the fact that you are entitled to your opinion.

If you were not pleased with our country’s recent imminent attacks on Syria, I hope that you will consider that the vote on ObamaCare is extremely important to you and I…especially during these days of September. Harry Reid  and Barack Obama do not want to hear our opinions and protests.

The backroom joke in Washington now is that the only “red line” that the President will stick to is his refusal to negotiate on key issues with the Congress and the Senate. Tell me, are President Putin and President Assad more important than the people of the United States? I hope that we can determine this in the coming days. These are extremely important times for our country.

I believe that the American People are the only ones that can make a non-partisan, non-political, objective consideration of the facts and see the potential destructive looming damage of ObamaCare…and that each of us should speak up now with our own opinions, therefore fulfilling our duties as citizens in a timely fashion. Your forefathers would be proud of you for speaking your peace. Will you contact Washington and let them hear from you?

I plan to be a part of the 10 million+ petition I just received a call on to be sent to Washington requesting that we defund ObamaCare. Will you be a part of this Petition?

It is time that we let our voices be heard Americans!

Congressman Mike Rogers opening statement on Health Care reform

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles
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Dan Norris