Damn, I miss these;
As funny as this is, it pales when one considers the real debate between Hillary and Sanders, how will you tell them apart? Easy, Sanders is the one that Bill is winking at.
Damn, I miss these;
As funny as this is, it pales when one considers the real debate between Hillary and Sanders, how will you tell them apart? Easy, Sanders is the one that Bill is winking at.
Who woulda thunk that there would be rate hikes on health insurance caused by the stupidity of the progressive unicorn fart sniffing crowd that passed Obamacare so we could find what was in it? Well, some of us not only predicted this, but warned others this was the pan from the start:
Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact.
In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an average 36.3% increase. In Maryland, market leader CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates 30.4% across its products.
And on and on. Because this thing wasn’t just flawed, but set up to fail and do exactly this to those of us that actually produce and pay for these things. Since Obamacare was passed, my rates have gone up over 30%. And I was not one of the people directly impacted by the individual mandate because I had an employer sponsored plan for which the marxists behind this debacle kept pushing out the date the rules would kick in for fear of the political damage it would cost. Well, the 2014 elections are done, and the chickens are coming home to roost.
And speaking of employers: my employer has done a lot of talking about how they will not stop offering healthcare because they care about employees. This much bloviating is a red flag to me. Too much effort when they could just not even bother. Someone in the industry will sooner than later drop company provided insurance, that’s because the penalty is cheaper than paying for the insurance, and every single company in the industry will follow suit because their competitiveness is impacted – by design, mind you – to dump everyone on the government rolls.
This thing was designed to destroy the worlds most effective and efficient healthcare system – based on the medical capability and access, and not on the bullshit stats progressives like to push such as who gets care at other people’s expense – so the left could pass a single payer system that would give them even more control over the life of the serfs under them. Of course, people that have already used other branches of the government to punish dissenters, political enemies, and anyone they feel disrespected them – from the IRS to the DOJ, or the EPA – would never decide to use healthcare as a weapon against their enemies when they control it.
The left will always resort to tyranny, because that’s the natural and logical conclusion of what they believe in always leads to. The over 100 million murdered and billions made to live in misery, in the name of social justice of all things, during the last century of progressive power has not served to dissuade low information, brain washed, mushy headed idiots from voting for the people preying on their jealousy and envy.
Don’t you know that we need to break a shit ton of eggs for this giant shit omelet they want to feed us, you evil individualist! Power to the nanny state! Get ready to pay a lot more, for less, and have to wait a long ass time to get whatever mediocre service you can get. And don’t you dare complain that you though they would bleed someone else to give the slackers more free shit in return for their votes. Sad to have to admit it, but the only reason I feel justice is happening is the army of idiots that pushed for this monstrosity and are now going to take it up the ass (not that there is anything wrong with that if you are into that).
If I get this correctly, we finally have a republican controlled Senate for the first time in over 5 years passing a budget.
As was to be expected, the left, furious because this budget doesn’t continue the trend established under their control of massive deficit spending on the programs the left depends on to buy votes, resulted in democrats voting against the budget in both the House and Senate. Obama has also balked at any budget that doesn’t put the US in deeper debt to buy democrats more votes.
I still think this budget has not made deep enough cuts in the nanny state programs democrats buy votes from. And I think it is high time we see action from Congress to halt the current plan democrats have of allowing illegal aliens to bolster the army of dead voters and repeat voters democrats count on to
win steal elections. This country now has over $18 trillion in debt, because of the left’s deficit spending agenda, a fake 5.5% unemployment that really is more like 15-20% if you count people that dropped off the roll count, a devastating blow to land on the productive sector as more Obamacare rules go into effect, abuses of power by government at all levels, and an army of illegals at a time where jobs are scarce and the ever shrinking pie needs to be split to buy more of their votes, all to pretend their policies have not devastated our economy.
Only a complete moron can’t see that the “Fundamentally changing America” promise by Obama has served to allow the rich to get richer, the poor to get even more money from the productive, the middle class to be decimated, and the things that made America successful to be done away with. The left’s dream of making America an impotent two-bit socialist nanny state, as punishment for the crime of exposing the crimes of communism and halting its cancerous growth, is closer than ever thanks to this Manchurian candidate and the party of the insane.
Oh, and the republicans are not without fault in this decline, but they can’t hold a candle to the destructive nature of the left. And anything to halt the left’s mad dash off the cliff should be viewed a s a victory for the American people that still care.
Here’s the deal, I like Ted Cruz, personally, he is more like me than Obama. His conservative credentials are stellar, he is a government/spending reduction guy, big on national defense who (seemingly) understands the radical Islamist threat, understands that the world is a dangerous place made more dangerous by a limped dick American foreign presence, who genuinely believes in that “shinning city on a hill” image (not the imperialist America that causes more problems than it solves image of Obama) and who actually believes in The Constitution. Okay so far. And just yesterday he announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race. So why am I nonplussed by the whole affair?
Over at Hot Air there is a piece titled “9 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Exactly Like Barack Obama”. The author denies that he is trolling us, with the last sentence in the article, he exposes himself as exactly that. But the similarities are interesting.
Much has been made about how Cruz, Paul, and Rubio will have to answer the question of why Obama was considered inexperienced as a 1 term Senator, when each of them are similarly lacking. This criticism is valid, to a point. Clearly Obama’s problem is that he is Obama, would 8 years as a Senator change that? Would a couple of terms as governor of Illinois change his history of indoctrination, his America bad/fleece the rich/more government is always the answer/Constitution? We don’t need no stinking Constitution attitudes? Once a Marxist, always a Marxist, no matter how much time he served at the public trough.
But I still don’t like it, a one term Senator that has not done jack shit except vote “present” does not inspire confidence, not Obama and certainly not any of these 3. Could they make a good president? Sure, given the right moral grounding, the right understanding of where his loyalties (with the people, not his own aggrandizement) should be, the right understanding of his actual duties (and limitations) that The Constitution spells out, and with the right experts surrounding him providing advice and counsel.
Much will be made about Cruz’s religious convictions? That in itself is not a problem for me. Bush the younger was equally religious, his problem was not his faith but his spending policies. Cruz will suffer because his socially conservative views (no gay marriage, no abortion-ever, immigration-send them all back where they came from) appeal to a smaller audience. I like the fact the he is an AGW skeptic, this too will come up in debates.
Probably the biggest reason for my apathy is that it is so early and we still have 2 more years of Obama agony. No way do I want to go through the endless debates that dragged on for decades (seemingly). That and a little voice in the back of my head that admits that the dems are sneakier, more polished, more corrupt, more willing to bring a gun to a knife fight. Any GOP candidate will be at a disadvantage, in contrast not only with the lying MSM, but with the uninformed voter.
At this point I think that Cruz is unelectable, but am willing to listen to a counter argument, any takers?
Knowing full well what the repercussions at the polls will be once Americans figure out how fucked they are by Obamacare and the taxes hidden as fines and penalties that are part and parcel of this government takeover of the healthcare system, democrats likely impacted during the next election cycle are asking for rule breaks. It looks like the law that had to be passed so people could find out what was in it, has a few seriously frightening hiccups in it that worry these collectivists that passed it:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year.
The three are Michigan’s Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, and Lloyd Doggett of Texas. All worked to help steer Obama’s law through rancorous congressional debates from 2009-2010.
The lawmakers say they are concerned that many of their constituents will find out about the penalties after it’s already too late for them to sign up for coverage, since open enrollment ended Sunday.
That means they could wind up uninsured for another year, only to owe substantially higher fines in 2016. The fines are collected through the income tax system.
Mind you, that I am quite sure that only an idiot should believe these scoundrels are concerned about the impact this government sponsored Leviathan has on the serfs. This faux concern is fueled solely by their self-preservation instincts. If they really were worried about how Obamacare was going to squeeze people, they would never have passed that steaming pile of shit in the first place. People are going to freak out when they realize how hard this law will screw them over come tax time. Of course, most of them will deserve the painful discovery that they are now slammed with new taxes, hiding as fees and penalties, since they were stupid enough to think other people would be paying for this “free shit”. The taxman cometh!
This year is the first time ordinary Americans will experience the complicated interactions between the health care law and taxes. Based on congressional analysis, tax preparation giant H&R Block says roughly 4 million uninsured people will pay penalties.
The IRS has warned that health-care related issues will make its job harder this filing season and taxpayers should be prepared for long call-center hold times, particularly since the GOP-led Congress has been loath to approve more money for the agency.
If we ever needed another reason to scrap the current tax system and institute a flat tax, this crap from the politically motivated IRS should make due.
Obamacare: the gift that keeps on giving.
The once victorious left is getting its ass handed to it after showing the world how fucked up the shit they believe in is in practice in just a short 6 year span. Oh don’t get me wrong. The LSM has tried real hard to hide the damage being caused, but it has failed. Who still believes anything done by this administration fixed anything? I mean, we have had the LSM telling us for 6 years now how the recession was over and things were getting better. Sure, if you are one of the people that votes for a living or an ultra rich lib connected to this administration, you have made out real well – at the expense of future generations that will now have to pay for that deficit spending – but if you are middle class, you have been shafted by these crooks and know better. If there have been economic boons, it has been despite anything done by the Obama administration and the left.
Take energy for example. The US is now producing and exporting more oil than ever, and it has had an incredible impact on that racket. As a result of that the oil prices the democrats spent years telling us would remain unaffected by anything that would increase oils supply – such as more drilling in the US, fracking and shale oil recovery, Xcel pipeline, you name it – have plummeted, giving most Americans a needed break. Don’t worry though, because democrats in DC are already talking about increasing the taxes on gasoline. Their reasoning is that since the infrastructure is falling apart higher taxes can address it. Of course, the fact that what they collect is misappropriated and misspent disproves this nonsense. This drilling, fracking, and any effort related to increased oil production has happened despite an anti fossil fuel agenda by the left. Let me remind you of the billions these fucks pissed away on green bullshit, Obama’s efforts to destroy the coal industry, and the fact that they admit they want high energy prices so people are forced to give up comfort, convenience, and even basic needs to live like the leftist twits believe us peons should. There must be a god above that has not only allowed us to overcome this nefarious activity, but has shown without any doubt, that the left is inimical to energy and growth.
There are other things that they have done that are downright destructive despite any claims to the contrary. There has constantly been talk, and it has been lots of talk and very little action, about fixing the economy and creating jobs. But what has been done serves only to further the left’s political agenda at the expense of us people. Exhibit A- Obamacare has been a disaster and promises to cause incalculable damage, so much so, that democrats are running from it. It was passed by a clique with an agenda, in secrecy, based on a campaign of obfuscation and lies that mirror a cheap soap opera, pretending to want to help people and lower costs, while really basically implementing a debacle that has as its end goal the destruction of the American healthcare system so the left can finally implement their despicable single payer solution. The real damage this thing will cause is yet to come.
The left and their lackeys in the LSM have spent a lot of effort and time trying to tell us that all the part-time and McJobs created by the supposed recovery they seem to be the only ones to see – one that has also been labeled a jobless recovery in contradiction to their claims of job creation if things are not confusing enough– are good things for showcasing the left’s economic agenda. Of course we don’t heart a lot about jobs these days with the democratic party’s agenda of rewarding millions of law breaking illegals not just with legitimacy in the US, but with benefits paid for by the productive in return for votes. The truth is however that sucking at the government’s teat pays better than work in the age of Obama, and that’s the left’s legacy. They buy votes at the expense of the productive and the nations’ future. When you have so many people that believe they are owed just for existing and that work is for chumps, you are doomed. Of course, this is what the left lives off: it’s not an accidental by product, but what they need to keep their hold on power.
I can go on and on about economic damage. From the Dodd-Frank 2000 page behemoth and the fact that the fundamental and underlying problem – that government is in bed with lenders so they can buy favors from people that never should qualify for loans with the tax payer left holding the bag when the shit hits the fan as it has to – which Obama is about to do away with, to the IRS being used to target political enemies of the nanny state and the left, these criminals have undermined our nation and economy. Trillions are pissed away buying votes from a plethora of programs which primarily serve to bolster the lefts hold on power and on us peons. I stress again that any positive we have seen has happened despite their actions and agenda, and is a sign of the resiliency and strength of the American people. But the damage goes beyond the economic.
The class warriors are constantly decrying the affair of things. The world is unfair – that’s true – and they will fix it! That last one is plain bullshit and a despicable lie. They will fix nothing at all, and anything they tell you they plan to do should immediately be suspect. Take for example the revelation about public school students living in poverty. This has happened because of leftist policies. Public schools have seen an exodus of anyone that could do it because 5 decades of liberal control have devastated the system.
Education has been dumbed down and turned into nothing more than liberal indoctrination writ large. Students no longer are expected to perform and the important stuff has been replaced with liberal feel good bullshit, making the whole thing an exercise in futility. Consequently, the only people left- especially in the most broken public schools system which are predominantly in urban areas – are those that can’t afford to go elsewhere. The narcissistic leftards will claim we don’t spend enough on education, but that’s bullshit. More money, which is always their answer will do nothing to address the fact that teaching in most public schools is sub par because of the emphasis on the left’s indoctrination agenda over education.
And our problem with education isn’t restricted to our public school system. Our higher education system is also suffering from the very same problem. What once was considered a hallmark of future success, a college education, today amounts to nothing more than a license to ask people if they want fries with that. The old concept of a classical education – a means to teach people to think and solve problems – has been replaced with liberal indoctrination of low end value that despite the exorbitant cost leaves the candidates woefully unprepared to do anything other than ask people if they would like fries with that. How many social, womenz, or other bullshit studies degrees does a workforce need, huh? How many teaching jobs are out there to justify all the people with history, literature, or other such specialized degrees that might emphasize their passions, but leave little room to make a living? How smart is going into debt, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, for a degree that won’t guarantee you a better employment opportunity or the ability to earn enough to live and pay back what you borrowed?
The left, which profits from the existing broken system, doesn’t want to make colleges responsible for the money these institutions so freely pass out to people they know might not ever graduate or be able to pay it back with the degree they are pursuing, or to fix things so the educational value is there. The same applies to the public education system: anything that undermines their indoctrination agenda is DOA. Agenda over substance or results.
I remember when it was the religious right that was accused of wanting to legislate their morality. Today the intolerant left is straddling us with things ranging from speech codes to detailed rules about sexual behavior at college. The range of abuses of power, culminating in the record setting decline of the last 7 years, are so deep and broad that I would need weeks and hundreds of pages to just briefly touch upon them. In short, the left has spent but 6 years doing what it does to squander any and all support it had from those that were not already beholden special interests, and even amongst those, there has been a drastic erosion of support.
Queue the reason for this long post: the coming state of the union and the fact that the left is going to go back to the tried and true class, race, gender, and other envy and jealousy based tropes that coalesce its base, and Obama trying real hard to pass himself off as a man of the people by playing Robin Hood. Let me remind all of you that Robin Hood didn’t fight the rich: he fought corrupt and abusive government. He fought a government that taxed excessively and then to return what was stolen to its rightful owner. There was no wealth transfer scheme at play there. If you want a more apt comparison of Obama and what the left are up to, look towards the old USSR. That’s what they are basically doing. There is no nobility or good at work here. It is all about power and counting on the basest and vilest of human emotions – jealousy and envy – to manipulate sheep. Pay careful attention to what has really happened as democrats got to do what they wanted before you let them fool you yet again. Democrats are about rewarding bad behavior and punishing good ones, because they count on people being children for them to get and keep power.
This move is desperation at work. It’s so they can cry foul and blame the republicans when this goes nowhere in congress. Fuck the left.
Frankly I am surprised that as many as 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth have admitted that they don’t want a job, in a system that’s clearly bloated and inefficient, robbing the productive to buy votes, and that tragically favors receiving assistance over working.
You eventually will run out of productive people willing to be fleeced, as the recent election results here in the US show. Those altruistic do-gooders the left counts on to keep power are all for a massive socialist nanny state, but only as long as they don’t have to really pay for much or any of it. Hit them in the pocket book, like so many of the left’s initiatives have since Obama and the donkeys took power, and sooner than later, they will balk at it. Most of the people interviewed in the past election exit polling efforts pointed out they were pissed that they got lied to about who would really foot the bill for Obamacare and the fact that the donkeys constantly kept pretending they cared about fixing the economy only to do things that made if worse for anyone but the connected few.
Before the usual collectivist twits jump all over my post, I admit that I believe that every society needs some social framework to protect those that really need it. I also believe such a system should ONLY support people temporarily, and then the support should go to those that can’t work and those that work hard and hit a rough spot. What we have today is insane. It is nothing but a vote buying scheme subsidized by the productive for the democratic party. Giving people that make it a generational thing or that pop out kid after kid to collect money from the government, is rewarding bad behavior, and has been proven to only encourage more of that behavior. Rewarding the things we as a s society should want less of is why we get such a large number of people admitting they would rather not work in the first place. And I bet that for every 2 or so people that admit they don’t want to work, there is another that feels that way but won’t admit it. And the trend shows the number of moocher will keep growing larger and larger, with the takers demanding ever more be given to them because of socialization of the idea that the things they demand other spay for them are supposedly their right to have.
When the majority of your people feel neither shame nor regret at mooching of the productive, you are doomed. The system is unsustainable. In the end it will collapse, leaving those truly in need with no support, and leaving everyone else worse off. But then again, this is not the concern of the people that like this system and benefit from it. They are well positioned to profit even from the collapse, and actually believe it would be an opportunity for them to gain even more control, power, and wealth.
As I expected, the donkeys in CT are going to use Hartford to make sure the election of Malloy and some of his closest cronies is in the bag:
Hartford voters reported a slew of problems at the polling locations first thing on Tuesday morning — with no monitors at at least one site and voter registration books missing from others. The problems appear to be resolved, but Gov. Dannel Malloy’s campaign is filing a complaint for entended voting hours because of earlier problems.
Director of Communications for the Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said all 23 polling places in Hartford were affected this morning because voter registration lists were not sent to polling locations on time.
“They didn’t distribute any voter lists to any of the locations before 6 a.m. and it took almost two hours to get it all resolved,” he said. “These lists are prepared in advance of the election, usually they are distributed around 5am in the morning.”
In that time, many would-be voters gave up without casting a ballot to get to work on time.
Just so we can level set everything: Hartford, in deep blue Connecticut, is completely and totally owned by democrats. They control every-fucking-thing. If these voter lists didn’t make it there on time it was on purpose or because someone was doing some last minute cooking. I expect super high turnout in Hartford despite the fact that most of the traditional donkey voters here will stay home. Yeah, I am implying major fraud, and I already ran into some people that were bragging about voting this morning illegally in Hartford where I work these days.
I expect similar abuses in the other big cities with lots of illegals, dead people, or repeat voters. Malloy needs another 4 years so he can break some more promises, jack up the taxes on the productive, destroy more businesses or drive them to other states, and line the pockets of the connected few with big cash while decrying the evil rich and the bad korporashuns.
Fuck these communists and their majority of people that vote for a living.
Less than a week away, thank God
I thought I would throw up an election post, primarily to see if you guys are as apathetic and listless about next week as I am.
It doesn’t help living in the land of the heathen. A righty living in California is about as useless as a truth/transparency czar in Obama administration. There is zero drama concerning any state wide contests. Gov. Brown is as popular here as Kim Jong-un is in N. Korea, sans the detention camps. Ditto with his partners in crime, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome and A.G. Kamela Harris. I have warned you guys about Newsome and Harris in other posts, these two are young,radical and well connected, you will no doubt see them on the national stage soon.
I guess my biggest trepidation about next week is the potential for unfulfilled expectations. The GOP has turned snatching defeat from the jaws of victory into an art form. And when you consider what they have to offer, who is really surprised? They are the weak sisters, the party of “no”, the party of ,”Well, at least we ain’t Obama”, high praise indeed.
An underlining fear is that all the planets align and they do take the Senate, what then? It will then be time to put up or shut up, put something on the table, establish an agenda, a voice, declare the demarcation line between divergent visions, are they up do it? Doubtful.
Sure, the high drama of pushing Obama to a decision (something he really hates to do) to make him veto legislation that most thinking Americans can see (if presented capably) is in their and the country’s best interest, this example of the political process in action, highly entertaining.
But this presumes an ability, a skill not yet surfaced from the GOP as of yet. They have the talent. Start with some selective ingredients from Paul Ryan’s Roadmap For American Prosperity, add some hard nose Cruz conservatism, a dollop of “less government is better government” from Rand Paul, some Trey Gowdy Rule of Law is preeminent to our way of life, some input from Mike Lee and Justin Amish, then maybe provide a fresh face to present it, someone like a Susan Martinez from NM. Nothing half assed, reactionary or marginal will do, you are only as good as your opening night. Hit your mark, know your lines, and wow them, anything less and 2016 will be another debacle.
I am amused (and disgusted) with the lengths at which some dem candidates are using to distance themselves from President Toxic. Ferguson is being used, as well as birth control. And the Chippendale crowd (do they still have those? I think I just dated myself) is being put in play;
Now that I got CM’s attention :)
A great opportunity, magnificently squandered, this is why I am averting my eyes and tuning out all election predictions. I have seen this rerun before.
Any local or state races of interest to any readers out there>
Just yesterday, because my company announced changes to our benefit enrollment plans and opened up enrollment this week, I was having a discussion with a hard core lefty and Obama supporter about the fact that the costs have yet again gone up, the plan offerings have gone down, and providers have yet again been restricted. In addition to now making every employee with healthcare that has a spouse with access to her own plan (from their employer) basically pay a fine, one that amounts to the difference of having a spouse pay for her own plan, they jacked up premiums by 12% (after similar jumps for the past 3 years), widened the various plan’s donuts (that portion you have to pay before the plan kicks in again) by anywhere from 10-25%, and jacked up copays. So here is this Obamacare supporting supposedly educated moron, complaining about how he now had to pay more to cover his spouse, at the same time as his plan’s rates went up, his donut had widened, and his copays had been jacked, and worse yet, his doctor no longer was on the plan for some reason, and then blaming it, of all things, on the insurance company he used. Blah blah blah – bad insurance company! I lost it
Despite the writing being on the wall for years now and the whole fiasco of a government healthcare takeover hitting him smack between the eyes, he doesn’t get it. We have had countless articles like this one, showing how Obamacare was going to wreck the industry, cost all of us more, provide less quality care, restrict access, and most importantly, going to end up being used by petty bureaucrats of the usual liberal variety as a tool to subjugate those pesky and ungrateful serfs. Anyway, when I pointed out that the fault lay with the idiotic law, and cornered him with the facts to prove so, he did what all liberals do: a double take, and then returned to the talking point that they always use which is how evil insurance companies screw people over, so government was the only entity able to do the right thing for the people. That’s when I asked him if he was putting his faith in that government which is responsible for idiotic things like this or this, and pointed out that other examples are in abundance of stupidity and pain that makes whatever the insurance companies do, even when they engage in it out of malfeasance, look tame.
I basically pointed out to him that the difference between progressives, or whatever they call themselves these days, and people like me amounts to progressives being willing to bend over, grabbing their ankles, and letting the usual suspects ass rape them, over and over again, all so they could stay true to the cause. No matter how blatant the lies or how outrageous the bullshit, the progressives stick to the “social justice” nonsense and ignore reality. That was the end of the conversation. And that was simply because he didn’t like the pillars of his faith challenged. Liberalism is a mental disorder, and one that causes a lot of harm, I tell you. In the mean time we all get to suffer and pay more for it, because of these idiots.