Obamacare’s REAL Numbers Exposed

Here’s a pull-no-punches analysis of the ObamaCare enrollment numbers that strips away the myth of the so-called 8 million enrollees and where that number came from. The post was by Craig Andresen at http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/.

Remember the 8 million people the Obama regime were all giddy over, those they SAY enrolled in Obamacare by the deadline when they needed 7 million to make it all viable?

Well…Not so damn fast there…hold on because, as we all knew, those numbers were cooked.

NOW, we are beginning to see REAL Obamacare numbers and guess what? They ain’t so stellar. Maybe this is why Obama is on vacation. MAYBE this is why he wading into that whole mess in Ferguson Missouri. Maybe THIS is why he’s making a few assorted sorties, blowing up a few trucks in the ISIS controlled Iraq.

The regime, just two and a half months from a midterm election, is desperate for some distractions from the issue that lost him the 2010 midterms.

According to REAL numbers…from the beginning of the Obamacare enrollment period, October 1st, 2013 through the end of open enrollment on March 31st, 2014…

The total number of enrollees into the INDIVIDUAL plans was UP by 2,236,942. Yippee for socialism. Right?

No…NOT right because, the figures for EMPLOYEE based plans DROPPED by…1,716,540 leaving a net gain of only…about 520 thousand.

That is not only not good…THAT stinks out loud but it’s not nearly the end of the bad news for the regime either.

You see…when you look at the numbers in another VERY key AREA of Obamacare…

Holy CRAP…

Medicare and Medicaid signed up a whopping…5 MILLION new taxpayer funded users. 5 MILLION people, 87% of whom are able bodied adults of working age who cannot afford ANY type of insurance because they don’t have a job or have dropped OUT of the workforce completely…5 ri 1MILLION new Medicaid and Medicare recipients who are relying on the taxpayers of American should THEY need any medical procedures, prescriptions, treatments or extraordinary care.

So yeah…about 8 million signed up but OF those 8 million…5 MILLION aren’t paying into the system at ALL and of the nearly 2 ¼ million OTHERS who signed up…THEIR INCOMING payments have, for the most part, been OFFSET by those who have LOST their employee based plans leaving a slobber-knocking 520 thousand to foot the viability of Obamacare.

Holy crap?

Indeed.

But the real trauma of it all is lurking just beneath the surface like a shark stalking a seal and folks…we’re the seal.

HHS is also claiming that an additional 3.7 million people ‘enrolled’ by the end of April but, at the point, because they enrolled at the 11th hour, their coverages wouldn’t show until the end of the next quarter and many of them, we don’t know how many, may not be signed up at all having never paid a premium because of the crappy website and the utter failures of so many of the state run sites.

So, let just pretend that they ALL have coverage and there will not be one more case of employer dropped coverage, shall we? IF that’s the case and we know it isn’t, then where Obamacare needed 7 million enrollees, and the Obama regime claimed 8 million enrollees…the REAL number is…5 million enrollees…2 million short of what was needed to make socialismcare viable.

So…what does that mean to you, especially if YOU happen to be one of those supposed 5 million lucky stiffs with the healthcare version of cash for clunkers?

It means…you really have no idea what your Obamacare is going to cost.

ri 2Not a damn clue.

How COULD you know? The price you were given for your plan was ‘X’ and ‘X’ was based on what the regime THOUGHT would be the number of seals in the shark tank. If the number of seals were ‘Y’ then the premium price would be ‘X” but…clearly, there aren’t enough seals in the tank and the sharks are hungry so…UP goes the cost of the plan you think you bought, might have bought but aren’t SURE you bought because, you haven’t received a bill for your socialism yet.

Trust me, the price of Obamacare is going to go up…the cost of Obamacare deductibles is going to go up and the cost of prescriptions is going to go up because there just isn’t a big enough pool from which to draw but the fun doesn’t end there.

Remember when I said “let’s just pretend…regarding not one more person being dropped from their employer based healthcare plan? Well, that is exactly the nature of the lawsuit against Obama right now.

HE delayed the employer mandate. He used his PEN where he SHOULD have used…CONGRESS and that IS a clear violation of the separation of powers clause in our Constitution. If he LOSES that case…employers will be forced to adhere to the LAW as it was written and poof…there will go MILLIONS of employer based plans into oblivion because, under Obamacare, many employers simply won’t be able to AFFORD to have such plans.

If that happens…POOF will go more JOBS and guess which segment of Obamacare will grow some MORE???

Medicare and Medicaid. Those completely carried by the TAXPAYERS and all of a sudden, Obamacare…the nation’s largest tax increase in HISTORY will require a whole new influx of YOUR money.ri 3

Rates will go up…deductibles will go up…prescriptions will go up and TAXES will go UP…and UP…and UP!!!

And, oh yeas, you all remember how much fun it was just trying to get ON that damned Obamacare website? You DO remember, don’t you, just how EASY it was to get signed up for the more expensive than the insurance you liked and wanted to keep Obamacare insurance?

This should just make you all warm and fuzzy…you really need to go back TO that festering turd of a website and do it all over again just to find out if you really are covered because…this regime can’t tell you, for sure, that you are even though you signed up for socialism.

But wait, there’s more…

If you signed up on the federal Obamacare website, thinking you were in line to get an Obamacare subsidy…grab your ankles and bend on over because…one federal judge has ruled that to be ILLEGAL because…that’s NOT how the law was written while a second federal judge ri 4says…Obama unilaterally made it so therefore, you CAN have your subsidy.

Clearly, that little spat is headed for the Supreme Court and my advice is…don’t hold your breath on getting those subsidies because, Obama’s unilateral pen dance on that subject is ALSO a violation of the separation of powers.

Here are a couple of things you need to keep front and center in your minds as we rapidly approach the November midterm elections…

ONLY democrats voted for Obamacare and some of THEM accepted bribes from the regime to do it. Not one single republican, NOT ONE and that includes the RINO’s voted to pass Obamacare. Not one in the House nor one in the Senate. Obamacare is a 100% liberal turd in the punchbowl.

Obmacare is an equal opportunity disaster. It’s costing jobs regardless of voter affiliation, it’s extracting wallets through the noses of both liberals AND Conservatives.

NOBODY in the regime can tell you what your Obamacare policy is really going to cost and we now know that while the initial website disaster was in progress, Marilyn Taverner over at HHS, the woman in charge OF the Obamacare website, was instructing others in HHS to DELETE THEIR EMAIL CONVERSATIONS with her.

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And oh boy…

We wouldn’t even be talking about all this today had it not been for a certain element of registered Republicans who refused to vote for the…gasp…MORMON , who vowed to rid us all of Obamacare because, apparently the ultimate CHRISTIAN thing to do in 2012 was to SEE to it that the MUSLIM, who GAVE us all Obamacare, got reelected.

Obamacare is one of the REAL issues we ALL face and this November, we can DO something about it by casting our votes for whoever is on the ballot with an “R” behind their name. Be that candidate a Conservative Tea Party candidate, a Republican or even a RINO…we MUST vote for the “R” candidate and then, hold that elected official’s feet to the fire.

That same faction who “voted their conscience” in 2012…their conscience telling them to split the vote and ensure that the LIBERAL got elected…are at it again. ..masquerading as Conservatives, telling you that the” MORAL” thing to do is vote for a 3rd party candidate or a write-in neither of which has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, to split the vote again, and lose again.

Obamacare…the border…our economy…jobs…government abuses of power…Benghazi…treason…common core…government expansion into our daily lives…the 2nd Amendment…over burdensome regulations…foreign affairs…The 1st, 4th, and 10th Amendments…the mess at the VA…IRS targeting…the NSA…land grabs…a Justice Depacraig 1rtment that seeks to destroy the justice system…energy independence…the future appointments of liberal, activist judges…

THOSE are the REAL issues for this November and 2016.

The only SOCIAL issue that matters is…

Social-ISM!!!

Federal Employees Union Says Obamacare Could ‘Hurt’ Members

Here’s a post from Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard at http://nation.foxnews.com/ about how the Federal Employees Union says Obamacare could ‘hurt’ members. 

The National Treasury Employees Union is an independent union representing, according to its own figures, “some 150,000″ federal workers from many different agencies. The union claims to fight for the “dignity and respect” of its members, and it maintains a “legislative action center” to keep tabs on what Congress is up to.

With a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that was elected on a message of reining in federal spending, the NTEU’s been on alert for any and all legislation that proposes reducing pay and benefits for federal workers. In fact, on the union’s website, there’s a handy list of 13 active pieces of legislation (all sponsored by Republicans) that the NTEU says it wants to stop. “Warning!” reads the top of the fact sheet. “Which of these bills could hurt you? ALL OF THEM.”

Among the bills is H.R. 1780, sponsored by Michigan Republican Dave Camp. The NTEU says the bill could hurt workers because it would “require most federal employees to leave the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program…and instead join health plans established under the Affordable Care Act.”

Take a look at the flyer below:

You can read the text of Camp’s bill here.

Inside the mind of a liberal

Here’s a scary post from Breitbart News with Rob Reiner comparing elected representatives of the American People with Tea Party-leanings to a certified terrorist group, Hamas.

This is just one of many instances where the left feels free to characterize citizens exercising their rights of free expression to terrorists.

Of course, any suggestion by the right that the left-wingers are taking this country down the road to socialism is met with utter disdain. We are described in the harshest possible terms as racists, terrorists and worse.

Thursday on Ora TV’s “PoliticKing with Larry King,” left-leaning actor and director Rob Reiner compared the designated terrorist group Hamas to the American political conservative movement, the Tea Party.

Host Larry King asked, “What’s to do about the Gaza situation, and Israel?”

Reiner replied, “Well, there again, you’ve got a horrible situation where you have an extreme faction, the Hamas, that controls Gaza,that is written into their playbook, the destruction of Israel. The destruction of every Jew on the planet, you can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two state solution. The Palestinians turned down the ability to have their own state in 1948 when Israel was formed, so clearly, Hamas, and again, the virulent faction of a, really, uh, strong, uh, fundamental group can control everything.”

“You look at the congress right now in the United States, you’ve got a strong tea party group controlling the whole country, because they have a gridlock, they have a gridlock, uh, stranglehold on Boehner,” he continued. “Boehner can’t make a move, and so for that reason, nothing gets brought up in the congress, so anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them, and they way to do it is to eliminate it, with the tea party, you have to go through political thing, you have to wait till 2020 to redistrict, but, ugh, that is really tough stuff.”

The video must have been so concerning to Reiner that it has been removed from YouTube.

Of course, Reiner in the past has compared the Tea Party to Nazis. Here’s the video.

Social Security Fight Exposes Democratic Divide On Populism

Here’s a post by Mara Liasson of NPR News at http://keranews.org/ about how the Social Security fight has exposed the Democrat divide on the subject of populism.

American politics is having a populist moment, with voters angry and frustrated with all big institutions in American life.

The backlash against big government found its expression on the right with the Tea Party. The tensions between that movement and the Republican establishment have been on full display.

This week saw similar tensions arise among Democrats, starting with an op-ed on Monday in The Wall Street Journal by the leaders of the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way. The headline calls economic populism a “dead end for Democrats.”

“We wrote this because there needs to be a serious discussion — and this seems to be the right time to have it — about what we’re going to be doing with entitlements and investments in this country,” says co-author Jim Kessler. “There’s a belief, I think, on one end of the party — not with everybody but with some — that we can have it all, we can expand entitlements and we can have investments. And our view is that’s just not realistic.”

Kessler’s op-ed also took aim at populism as a political strategy, warning Democrats not to follow Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts over the populist cliff. Warren is a hero to those in the liberal wing of the party who see her as the scourge of Wall Street.

The op-ed got a furious response from Warren and her supporters, including Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

“Third Way is a corporate-funded think tank,” Green says. “In contrast, the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party speaks to the overwhelming majority of Americans that really want an economy that looks out for the Little Guy. And for them to take on both Social Security and Elizabeth Warren in their piece was pretty outrageous.”

A Battle Leading To 2016

Like all intraparty feuds, this one can seem a little exaggerated. After all, both Third Way and the progressive groups support the Dodd-Frank Wall Street-regulation bill, and they both support raising taxes on the wealthy.

On Social Security, both want to increase the amount of income subject to payroll taxes, although Warren and her allies would raise it more. But the center and the left do part ways on the new push by progressives to expand Social Security benefits.

“Seniors have worked their entire lives and have paid into the system, but right now, more people than ever are on the edge of financial disaster once they retire — and the numbers continue to get worse,” Warren said on the Senate floor in November. “That is why we should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits — not cutting them.”

This new populist energy in the Democratic Party is fueled by growing frustration over income inequality, a shrinking middle class and the sense that Wall Street escaped responsibility for the financial crisis.

Future ‘Key Questions’ For Democrats

Democratic strategist and Fox News contributor Joe Trippi says what’s happening now is the beginning of an intraparty battle that will go on for the next three years, as Democrats prepare for the 2016 election. Trippi, who ran the 2004 populist campaign of Howard Dean for president, says the battle will be fought along the ideological fault line that divides centrist Democrats from progressives.

“Obama’s masked that,” Trippi says. “His success at winning two elections in a row has kind of masked that division in the Democratic Party, pushed it under a little bit, particularly now as 2016 nears. There isn’t somebody to bridge that gap … and you’re going to start seeing that division come out in the open a little bit.”

Any successful Democratic presidential candidate will have to rise on the support of both wings, just as Barack Obama did, and Bill Clinton before him. But Green says that any candidate will be vetted by the progressive grass roots.

“At the end of the day, whoever the Democratic nominee is will have to answer key questions, like are you going to cut Social Security benefits or are you going to embrace this new consensus position that’s growing for Social Security benefit expansion?” Green says. “Will you hold Wall Street more accountable and reform it more, or will you be in their pocket?

“Every Democrat will have to answer those questions, including Hillary Clinton. And if she answers wrong on those questions, there will be a lot of political space left for some insurgent Democrat to run and potentially pull another Obama.”

Warren says she won’t be that insurgent: She says she plans to serve out her full term in the Senate — just as Obama promised, before he changed his mind.

Keep your eye on the prize

Keep your eye on the prizeAttacking or defending the Tea Party Movement has become the focus of the political news this seasons. Whenever a Tea Party-backed candidate either wins or loses pundits all over comment.

If a candidate wins with the aid of the Tea Party movement then the Tea Party Movement is considered to be alive and kicking. If a candidate loses then according to the mainstream media the Tea Party Movement is all but dead.

The media and the left simply don’t realize that the Tea Party Movement is simply informal groups that coalesce around a particular candidate for primaries and general elections.

The general public has a false understanding of the Tea Party Movement because the media likes to interview Tea Party “leaders” who sometimes act as if they can control all of their “members”. This is the furthest thing from the truth.

Most Tea Party “members” are independent individuals who usually have a narrow focus. They’re against high taxes or government surveillance or some other libertarian/conservative gripe.

The Tea Party Movement has slowly coalesced with the Republican Party. They are now a segment or wing of the party rather than a group apart from the party.

The Tea Party Movement now needs to understand that in politics you can’t be a sore loser. If you are then bad things happen like the election of Barack Obama.

In 2010 the Republican Party lost four winnable races in Nevada, Delaware, Missouri and Indiana. If the party had won those races we would be looking at only the need to win two seats for the majority. Instead, we need to win six seats for the majority.

The Tea Party Movement needs to keep its eye on the prize. By controlling the House and the Senate the Republicans can throttle Obama’s left-wing agenda. They can negotiate better deals with the White House.

All that we need is unanimity of purpose between the Republican Party and its adopted child, the Tea Party Movement. But the party must reciprocate.

The Republican Party is spending three times as much money on advertising against other Republicans and Tea Partiers as the spend against their Democrat opponents. And that’s not right.

The RNC needs to get a handle on the intraparty spending because it wastes valuable resources that would be better used against Democrats. It’s long past time that everyone on the right recognizes that the real enemy is the Democrat left not the Republican Party or the Tea Parties.

The Tea Party’s critics still don’t understand it

Can you hear us nowThe left of center media mouthpieces are of two minds about the Tea Party movement. On the one hand they are constantly depicting the demise of the Tea Party.

At the same time and many times on the same day, the very same outlets are castigating the Tea Party as a group of crazed, extreme right-wing racists.

They can’t have it both ways, even though they constantly try. The real story is stranger than the fiction that the mainstream media is pushing.

The Tea Party sprang up in 2009 as an anti-tax movement. TEA actually means Taxed Enough Already. At first it was primarily composed of middle-class folks from 40 on up.

Various chapters, if you will, sprang up spontaneously from coast to coast. There was no central controlling headquarters then nor is there one now. Everybody is on their own.

Each group is free to advocate for any position that they wish to. Some chapters have concentrated on local issues. Other chapters work on national issues. Some concentrate on tax-and-spend issues while others highlight government waste.

Their positions range the full spectrum of American politics: taxes, Bill of Rights, current events. Wherever a chapter sees a issue worth pursuing they go after it.

But their critics simply don’t get it. They seem to think that the Tea Party is a monolithic bloc that has the power of a steam roller. That couldn’t be farther from actuality.

There is no unified party platform because the Tea Party is not a unified party. It is a movement of like-minded people who see that there are problems in America.

The Federal government is too big, too powerful and too free with our money. It really doesn’t matter which party is in power, although the Republicans are marginally better that the Democrats. Both parties have colluded to raise the national debt from $10.5 trillion to $17.5 trillion in red ink.

Both parties have been willing to kick the can down the road on numerous occasions over the past 5 1/2 years. Both parties are addicted to ‘bright, shiny things’ to spend the taxpayer’s money on.

We all know that the Democrats are capable of spending boatloads of money on social programs. But the Republicans are not slackers in the spending department.

Right now the only brake that these spendthrifts have on them is the Tea Party movement and their allies in the Republican caucuses in the Congress.

In some respects the Republican establishment is no longer what it once was. Rather, it have become leavened with the Tea Party philosophy: small government, low taxes, low spending.

After the 2014 and 2016 elections the Tea Party movement may simply be a wing within the Republican Party rather than a separate entity. But for the time being is a loose movement of like-minded people who believe that they can rescue their country from the abyss of liberalism.

You’re a Racist if…

Al Shapton accuses Republicans of RacismHere’s a post from my other blog: http://allthingspoliticaltoday.com/ that was published yesterday.

…you don’t believe that Barack Obama is a secular Messiah. What, you don’t believe that he can lower the oceans and single-handedly fix our climate problems? Then you’re a racist.

You’re a racist if you don’t believe the Democrat Party has all the answers. If you don’t believe in ObamaCare then you’re a racist. READ MORE

What’s More Important: Ideological Purity or a Majority in the Senate

Paul Revere's RideAs the 2014 election cycle moves along the Tea Party Movement needs to make a critical choice. Is it more important for Republican candidates to be ideologically pure or do we want a majority in the Senate?

During the 2010 and 2012 election cycles Tea Party-favored candidates like Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock underperformed and cost the Republican Party control of the Senate.

Elections have consequences and last week Harry Reid used the so-called :nuclear option” in the Senate. It allows him a clear field to confirm all of Barack Obama’s judicial nominees by a 51-vote majority rather than the former 60-vote threshold.

All of the losers above were ideologically pure but in every case they defeated a candidate who would have done considerably better in the general election. What’s more important, a 100% agreement on every issue or 80% agreement and a Senate seat?

The Democrats are salivating to defeat the Tea Party-endorsed Republican candidates and turn back the conservative tide. But if we don’t win with viable candidates the Democrats will continue pass laws like the Affordable Care Act and confirm extreme judicial appointees.

Not every Republican is a believer in the Tea Party philosophy. Not everyone is as pure as the driven snow when it comes to ideology. Some are pragmatic, problem solvers who simply never was endorsed by the Tea Party movement.

If they’re in favor of limited government and low taxes, then I will vote for them every time rather than see a Democrat win that seat.

So what’ll be: victory with 80% purity or defeat with 100% purity. It’s your choice and understand like the poem says: the fate of the nation may be depending on your vote.

This is how Liberals explain ObamaCare

Here’s a video from MRCTV.org that gives you the full flavor of liberals justifying the rollout of ObamaCare so far. You’ll notice that one respondent said that he wanted a single payer system all along so he’s not too concerned about this disaster.

Others deny knowledge of the current events in the face of wall to wall coverage of the rollout. One guy said that the “wealthier classes” didn’t want poor people to have healthcare. Doesn’t he understand that no one in America is denied healthcare?

This video was shot in Greenwich Village, the most liberal neighborhood in Manhattan.