Our founding fathers understood that the Constitution would be necessary to protect all citizens from the government.

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Its Amazing that Americans have been so dumbed down that they elected a President that HATES AMERICA. bankrupts the country,,destroys the middle class,and puts Socialist Czars in control of our people.

Government has no ability, whatsoever, to give freedom to anyone. Government can only take freedoms away. Our founding fathers fully understood this fundamental truth. They did not view government as a potential source of good, but as a necessary evil. Although they understood that limited government would be necessary to protect individual citizens from each other, they also understood that the Constitution would be necessary to protect all citizens from the government. Our founding fathers knew that if they did not restrain the government with the constitution, then nothing would stop it from taking all of our liberties away. This is simply the nature of the beast.

Bill Nelson and Barack Obama Promised Reform. The Results for Seniors Are Disastrous.

They forced a bill through Congress even when the American People overwhelmingly opposed it.

Nelson and Obama’s Health Care Law:Cuts $500Billion from Medicare

Creates a board of 15 unelected ,unaccountable bureaucrats: The independant advisory board or(IPAB)

The IPAB has the power to cut Medicare in order to pay for new government programs.

This Medicare I.R.S can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending.

Unaccountable bureaucrats should never have the power to deny you care, cut your Medicare,Ration your care,Or deny you treatment

60 Plus Association

Pat Boone national spokesman

more at –  www.NoMedicareIRS.com

$2.8 Trillion in Social Security Surplus That Has Been Brazenly “Stolen” by Politicians.

by Steve Elliott
The federal government has raided and pillaged our Social
Security Trust fund — bilking more than $2.8 trillion
in an effort to hide the true size of the federal deficit!
For years Social Security ran at a surplus — but no more!

Every penny has been siphoned off, leaving Social Security
teetering on the very brink of insolvency. And unless
dramatic, financial measures are taken, Social Security
will collapse under the weight of the retiring baby-boom
generation

$2.8 trillion in Social Security surplus that has been
brazenly “stolen” by politicians from both sides
of the political aisle for decades!
Even worse than the corruption is the fact that politicians
are expecting senior citizens to sacrifice while their
bloated budgets continue to swell!

That kind of dishonesty may have worked once-upon-a-time, but
today’s grassroots citizens are engaged, informed and we know
the depth of mismanagement, corruption and waste that has
put our nation in such dire straits and we simply aren’t
going to stand for it anymore!

There is no doubt that unless citizens speak up, this kind of
financial debauchery will continue!

Obama Neglect’s US Taxpayers and sends Billions abroad

 

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In addition to the billions expected to be promised to Egypt and Tunisia, and the sanctions being placed on Syria, Obama has already announced hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to Jordan. Jordan however is not a Middle East nation where an Arab Spring live resolution has taken places. This has many questioning the sincerity of the money being sent in support of pro-democracy Arab uprisings.???  (Hamas and the muskim brotherhood)

All in all, billions of US tax payer dollars are being poured into the Middle East and North African regions while at home American famalies and the elderly continue to suffer.
Across the United States most municipalities and states are slashing spending and curtailing budgeted programs. Social programs, welfare, unemployment benefits and the like. This, while more and more Americans find themselves without homes, unemployed and unable to afford food for the next day as prices for food up 57%,utilities and gas soar.
American taxpayer dollars are being used to finance the well-being of others while Americans are unable to cope with their own problems. Many feel Obama is neglecting domestic issues and the US economy by focusing too much on Arab revolutions – placing foreign policy above his own people.

Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.

The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time … even on the Pacific Coast.

Governments Worldwide Raise Acceptable Radiation Levels Based Upon Politics … Not Science.Instead of Protecting People, Governments Cover Up by Raising “Safe” Radiation Levels.

Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EUall just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”.  Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.

American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)

The Japanese government’s entire strategy from day one has been to cover up the severity of the Fukushima accident. This has likely led to unnecessary, additional deaths.

Indeed, the core problem is that all of the world’s nuclear agencies are wholly captured by the nuclear industry … as are virtually all of the supposedly independent health agencies.

So the failure of the American, Canadian and other governments to test for and share results is making it difficult to hold an open scientific debate about what is happening.

And it’s not just radiation from Japan. An effort by the Southern California Edison power company to secretly ramp up production to avoid public disclosure may have led to a leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Controversy after US gov’t estimate showed 40,000 microsievert thyroid dose for California infants from Fukushima — Data not released to public — “Very high doses to children”

 

 

 

Seniors Suffer and Obama and Clinton Defy Congress and Give1.5 Billion of Our Taxes To Muslim Brotherhood

Obama to bypass Congress, Give $1.5B of your taxes to Muslim Brotherhood (updated)

Posted on March 22, 2012

He did it.

 via Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood.

During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.” It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well–in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Congress has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.” After all, Christians and other practitioners of non-Islamic religions have had a tough go of it there. And of course, many Egyptian officials harbor such hatred toward the U.S. that one of the candidates for the Egyptian presidency has openly referred to America as the “infidel country” in media interviews.

Nevertheless, the news breaking now is that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon announce that President Obama will “resume funding for Egypt’s military, despite Congressional restrictions and objections from human rights and democracy advocates.”

Even Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), a man with whom I’ve never agreed on anything, sees the foolishness of this endeavor: “I believe [sending the aid] would be a mistake. The new [restrictions were] intended to put the United States squarely on the side of the Egyptian people who seek a civilian government that respects fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, and to clearly define the terms of our future relations with the Egyptian military.”

Who knows; perhaps the Obama administration can also circumvent Congress and give the Iranians some nuclear materials or give Hamas some advanced weaponry? I know both ideas sound crazy, but they’re no crazier than giving $1.5 billion in military aid to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Not sure how many of you actually contact your elected officials and not even sure that has any affect any more with The Ascendence Of Sociopaths In US Governance.

They wanted socialized medicine, lied to the American people in order to get it

It has been two years since the passage of Obamacare—one of the most intrusive, expensive, and liberty-stifling pieces of legislation in the history of our republic.

It has been two years since the passage of Obamacare—one of the most intrusive, expensive, and liberty-stifling pieces of legislation in the history of our republic.

It has been two years since the passage of Obamacare—one of the most intrusive, expensive, and liberty-stifling pieces of legislation in the history of our republic.

 
Click here to see most egregious Pro-Obamacare media moments

Throughout the backroom deals and months-long White House propaganda campaign which preceded the signing ceremony, the left-wing media served as the Administration’s unwavering henchmen, bludgeoning any American who dared to question the wisdom of socializing one-sixth of the U.S. economy at a time of economic woes and a national debt spiraling out of control.

The so-called “news” media unapologetically carried water for the White House, lying to the American people about the consequences of socialized medicine.

Two years later, every promise the media and the Obama Administration made about Obamacare—that it would make healthcare cheaper without increasing taxes or deficits, that you could keep your doctor, that businesses would not be hit with crippling regulations and taxes—has been broken.

That bears repeating. Every promise the Left and their allies in the media made about Obamacare has been exposed as a glaring, boldface lie

And while patriotic conservative Americans—who put up a worthy, but ultimately unsuccessful fight to prevent Obamacare from becoming law—have been vindicated, the media continue to shamelessly lie to the American people.

Just last week, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will actually cost $1.76 trillion—far in excess of the original $938 billion price tag. CBO predictions are notoriously low-balled, and Congressional Republicans estimate that the total cost would actually be closer to $2.6 trillion. CBO also said that Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their employer-based health insurance—something that was vehemently denied by the Obama Administration and the media when Obamacare was debated.

Why do the media continue to lie about this massive oversight? Because they don’t care about the truth. Far from being impartial referees on the political battlefield, the liberal media are the chief propagandists for the American Left. They wanted socialized medicine, lied to the American people in order to get it, and now that every single aspect of Obamacare has been exposed as a massive fraud, the media refuse to take responsibility, soldiering on with their deception campaign. 

Yet despite two years of glowing coverage and a comprehensive marketing campaign by the national media, the American people continue to reject the government takeover of the healthcare industry. 

To “celebrate” the 2-year anniversary of the Obamacare debacle, the Media Research Center has compiled a list of the most egregious examples of pro-Obamacare media coverage.

As you will see, the scope and audacity of deceit is stunning. As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of certain aspects of the law, we can count on President Obama’s loyalists in media to continue misleading the American people and attacking conservative jurists who dare ask whether Congress has the Constitutional right to forceAmericans to buy a product they don’t want or need. 

The liberal media pulled out all the stops to propagandize on behalf of the Obama Administration and the Radical Left. They covered up the bill’s costs and fraudulent accounting tactics, lied to seniors about cuts to Medicare, all while vilifying conservative opponents as heartless extremists.

The media’s shameful deception campaign has not worked. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of socialized medicine. Yet the media are relentless, and will continue to mislead and deceive.

That’s why we need every patriotic, conservative American to watch the shocking deception campaign orchestrated by the media.

After watching this shameful spectacle, I hope you will join us in the fight to hold the media accountable for continuing to sell Obamacare, and donate to our campaign to expose and vigorously counter the liberal media’s deception campaign.   

Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do on behalf of neutralizing the liberal media and their assault on liberty.

Sincerely,

 

L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President

Click here to see most egregious Pro-Obamacare media moments

Throughout the backroom deals and months-long White House propaganda campaign which preceded the signing ceremony, the left-wing media served as the Administration’s unwavering henchmen, bludgeoning any American who dared to question the wisdom of socializing one-sixth of the U.S. economy at a time of economic woes and a national debt spiraling out of control.

The so-called “news” media unapologetically carried water for the White House, lying to the American people about the consequences of socialized medicine.

Two years later, every promise the media and the Obama Administration made about Obamacare—that it would make healthcare cheaper without increasing taxes or deficits, that you could keep your doctor, that businesses would not be hit with crippling regulations and taxes—has been broken.

That bears repeating. Every promise the Left and their allies in the media made about Obamacare has been exposed as a glaring, boldface lie

And while patriotic conservative Americans—who put up a worthy, but ultimately unsuccessful fight to prevent Obamacare from becoming law—have been vindicated, the media continue to shamelessly lie to the American people.

Just last week, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will actually cost $1.76 trillion—far in excess of the original $938 billion price tag. CBO predictions are notoriously low-balled, and Congressional Republicans estimate that the total cost would actually be closer to $2.6 trillion. CBO also said that Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their employer-based health insurance—something that was vehemently denied by the Obama Administration and the media when Obamacare was debated.

Why do the media continue to lie about this massive oversight? Because they don’t care about the truth. Far from being impartial referees on the political battlefield, the liberal media are the chief propagandists for the American Left. They wanted socialized medicine, lied to the American people in order to get it, and now that every single aspect of Obamacare has been exposed as a massive fraud, the media refuse to take responsibility, soldiering on with their deception campaign. 

Yet despite two years of glowing coverage and a comprehensive marketing campaign by the national media, the American people continue to reject the government takeover of the healthcare industry. 

To “celebrate” the 2-year anniversary of the Obamacare debacle, the Media Research Center has compiled a list of the most egregious examples of pro-Obamacare media coverage.

As you will see, the scope and audacity of deceit is stunning. As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of certain aspects of the law, we can count on President Obama’s loyalists in media to continue misleading the American people and attacking conservative jurists who dare ask whether Congress has the Constitutional right to forceAmericans to buy a product they don’t want or need. 

The liberal media pulled out all the stops to propagandize on behalf of the Obama Administration and the Radical Left. They covered up the bill’s costs and fraudulent accounting tactics, lied to seniors about cuts to Medicare, all while vilifying conservative opponents as heartless extremists.

The media’s shameful deception campaign has not worked. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of socialized medicine. Yet the media are relentless, and will continue to mislead and deceive.

That’s why we need every patriotic, conservative American to watch the shocking deception campaign orchestrated by the media.

After watching this shameful spectacle, I hope you will join us in the fight to hold the media accountable for continuing to sell Obamacare, and donate to our campaign to expose and vigorously counter the liberal media’s deception campaign.   

Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do on behalf of neutralizing the liberal media and their assault on liberty

Sincerely,

 

L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President

 

Click here to see most egregious Pro-Obamacare media moments

Throughout the backroom deals and months-long White House propaganda campaign which preceded the signing ceremony, the left-wing media served as the Administration’s unwavering henchmen, bludgeoning any American who dared to question the wisdom of socializing one-sixth of the U.S. economy at a time of economic woes and a national debt spiraling out of control.

The so-called “news” media unapologetically carried water for the White House, lying to the American people about the consequences of socialized medicine.

Two years later, every promise the media and the Obama Administration made about Obamacare—that it would make healthcare cheaper without increasing taxes or deficits, that you could keep your doctor, that businesses would not be hit with crippling regulations and taxes—has been broken.

That bears repeating. Every promise the Left and their allies in the media made about Obamacare has been exposed as a glaring, boldface lie

And while patriotic conservative Americans—who put up a worthy, but ultimately unsuccessful fight to prevent Obamacare from becoming law—have been vindicated, the media continue to shamelessly lie to the American people.

Just last week, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will actually cost $1.76 trillion—far in excess of the original $938 billion price tag. CBO predictions are notoriously low-balled, and Congressional Republicans estimate that the total cost would actually be closer to $2.6 trillion. CBO also said that Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their employer-based health insurance—something that was vehemently denied by the Obama Administration and the media when Obamacare was debated.

Why do the media continue to lie about this massive oversight? Because they don’t care about the truth. Far from being impartial referees on the political battlefield, the liberal media are the chief propagandists for the American Left. They wanted socialized medicine, lied to the American people in order to get it, and now that every single aspect of Obamacare has been exposed as a massive fraud, the media refuse to take responsibility, soldiering on with their deception campaign. 

Yet despite two years of glowing coverage and a comprehensive marketing campaign by the national media, the American people continue to reject the government takeover of the healthcare industry. 

To “celebrate” the 2-year anniversary of the Obamacare debacle, the Media Research Center has compiled a list of the most egregious examples of pro-Obamacare media coverage.

As you will see, the scope and audacity of deceit is stunning. As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of certain aspects of the law, we can count on President Obama’s loyalists in media to continue misleading the American people and attacking conservative jurists who dare ask whether Congress has the Constitutional right to forceAmericans to buy a product they don’t want or need. 

The liberal media pulled out all the stops to propagandize on behalf of the Obama Administration and the Radical Left. They covered up bill’s costs and fraudulent accounting tactics, lied to seniors about cuts to Medicare, all while vilifying conservative opponents as heartless extremists.

The media’s shameful deception campaign has not worked. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of socialized medicine. Yet the media are relentless, and will continue to mislead and deceive.

That’s why we need every patriotic, conservative American to watch the shocking deception campaign orchestrated by the media.

After watching this shameful spectacle, I hope you will join us in the fight to hold the media accountable for continuing to sell Obamacare,Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do on behalf of neutralizing the liberal media and their assault on liberty.

Sincerely,

 

L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President

Two patriotic Senators to warn the American people that something sinister has happened to their federal government.

Two patriotic Senators to warn the American people that something sinister has happened to their federal government.

The joint letter by Democratic Senators Wyden and Udall goes straight to the point of their warning and legitimate fear for America’s future freedom:

“While the executive branch has worked hard to keep the government’s official interpretation of the Patriot Act secret from the American public it has, to its credit, provided this information in documents submitted to Congress. However, these documents are so highly classified that most members of Congress do not have any staff who are cleared to read them. As a result, we can state with confidence that most of our colleagues in the House and Senate are unfamiliar with these documents, and that many of them would be surprised and angry to learn how the Patriot Act has been interpreted in secret.”

What our readers just read in the above words is the desperate attempt by two patriotic Senators to warn the American people that something sinister has happened to their federal government. Readers will notice that in the entire 3-page letter to Attorney General Holder, the Senators never gave one example of the acts which would make the American people “surprised” and “angry”. That’s because they are forbidden by the same very laws from telling the American people. This public letter is as close as these panicked men can get to screaming the truth to an otherwise oblivious public and its representatives.

Ten months ago, these same two Democratic US Senators took on their own Democratic Party’s “new” platform, one that embraced the Bush doctrine and the dissolution of the US Constitution, rather than opposing it as candidate Barack Obama so often promised to do. Instead, the Obama Administration has taken its self-declared powers to levels never seen before in American history. For the first time ever, a US President ordered the assassinations of US citizens without charge, trial or conviction. Read the Whiteout Press article, ‘White House Assassinates Americans, Again’ for further details.

In May 2011, Senators Wyden and Udall spoke on the floor of the US Senate during final debate before Congress voted to extend the Patriot Act beyond its original scope and duration. In the Whiteout Press article covering the event, ‘Disturbing Revelations over Patriot Act Extension’, we wrote:

“I want to deliver a warning this afternoon” Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced prior to Thursday’s vote to extend the three Patriot Act provisions, “When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they will be stunned and they will be angry.” Fellow Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) also sent a dire warning, “Americans would be alarmed if they knew how this law is being carried out.” The major problem, the Senators point out, is that there is an ever-increasing disconnect between how the Patriot Act is worded versus how the government is interpreting it.

As one can see, nothing has changed in the ten months since the Senators first began their quest to inform the people. If anything, the target of the current effort, Attorney General Eric Holder, is firmly entrenched in the Obama administration’s hip pocket and not likely to be receptive. Together, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have used ‘secret’ authorities to do a number of questionable things from assassinating American citizens to ‘stimulating’ the President’s campaign contributors to the Fast and Furious cover-up.

Still, Senators Wyden and Udall were able to use the process of alerting the Attorney General to possible treason within the federal government, to instead warn the American people.

America and International Law

Ironically, according to one paragraph in the Senators’ letter to the Attorney General, they provide the source for their information regarding secret interpretations of the Patriot Act. According to the letter:

“It is a matter of public record that section 215, which is a public statute, has been the subject of secret legal interpretations. The existence of these interpretations, which are contained in classified opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has been acknowledged on multiple occasions by the Justice Department and other executive branch officials.”

Rockefeller

If the subject is secret governments and world laws, you can bet there’s a Rockefeller involved. Not so coincidentally, the joint letter by Senators Wyden and Udall go on to lay blame at a small handful of individuals, not Senator Rockefeller however. The letter states:

“A number of the Senators who are familiar with these secret legal interpretations (including the two of us) have pressed the executive branch to declassify these interpretations so that Congress and the public can have an informed debate about the proper scope of the law. We have personally raised this issue in meetings, hearings and correspondence (both classified and unclassified) with senior officials (including you) on many occasions over the years, thus far to no avail. It was initially encouraging when the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence wrote to Senator Rockefeller and Senator Wyden in August 2009 to announce the establishment of a regular process for reviewing, redacting and releasing significant opinions of the FISA Court (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court). Two and a half years later however, this “process” has produced literally zero results. Not a single redacted opinion has been released.”

No confidence

In probably the biggest slap in the face throughout the entire 3-page letter from the Senators to US Attorney General Eric Holder, Wyden and Udall take issue with the value of the intelligence apparatus itself. In the second to last paragraph, the two Senators state:

“We would also note that in recent months we have grown increasingly skeptical about the actual value of the “intelligence collection operation” discussed in the Justice Department’s recent court filing regarding the pending lawsuits. This has come as a surprise to us, as we were initially inclined to take the executive branch’s assertions about the importance of this “operation” at face value. We will provide more details about this skepticism in classified correspondence.”

According to media speculation, the Senators are referring to details suggesting that the US government is spying on its own citizens regardless of whether or not they pose a terror risk. In Wyden and Udall’s own description of their secret intelligence briefings, they state that the government has gone far beyond the scope and boundaries originally established with enactment of the Patriot Act immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Now, Senators Wyden and Udall have picked up the torch and will continue the fight to tell the American people what’s really going on behind the federal government’s veil of domestic espionage. The most worrisome aspect is the fact that as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden and Udall already know what’s going on, and they’re outraged and afraid. And they’re doing everything in their limited power to warn the American people that they should be outraged and afraid too.

THE COSTLY CONSEQUENCES OF HEALTH CARE ‘REFORM’

a $2.6-trillion expansion of

government, to seize control of one-sixth of the U.S. economy

 April 2010 The Democratic health care legislation.

 will enlarge government, increase

Federal spending, deficits, and debt, and create a dependence on the Federal Government at odds

with America’s historic commitment to individual liberty and personal responsibility. It was

muscled through Congress on a purely partisan vote, and through an unprecedented abuse of a

specialized budget process intended to control the size of government, not expand it. The

principal consequences of the legislation include:

It initiates a government takeover of the health care sector (one-sixth of the U.S.

economy), intrudes in the doctor-patient relationship, and increases total spending by$2.6 trillion.

 

It raises taxes by more than a half-trillion dollars over the next 10 years – the largest tax

increase in American history

 

It cuts more than a half-trillion dollars from Medicare to finance a new entitlement, and

includes a series of additional gimmicks that hide the true cost of the legislation

It adds to an already unsustainable rate of government spending growth that will

overwhelm the Federal budget and sacrifice the Nation’s future prosperity.The discussion that follows details these points.

 A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER, AND A SURGE OF NEW SPENDING Seizing Control of the Health Care Sector

 From the beginning, the Democratic Majority pushed legislation that envisioned a centralized,controlling government role in the provision and financing of health care. They failed to focus on the underlying problem – unconstrained growth in health costs – which puts health insurance out of reach for many. In the end, their approach led to an inevitable chain of additional governmentmandates, spending, and taxes. Even without the so-called “public option,” their health care billis an outright government takeover of health care.

The legislation consists of two bills: the Senate-passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

(H.R. 3590), subsequently also passed by the House; and the Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872),

which modified the Senate bill. H.R. 4872 also contains changes in Federal student loans.

Contrary to the Majority’s claims, the Democratic health care legislation does not reduce deficits;

it does not control costs; it will bend the health care cost curve upward, increasing national health

expenditures by $222 billion.

2 It adds a new trillion-dollar health care entitlement when the

government cannot pay for the entitlement programs already on the books. It will also expand the

Federal budget commitment to health care by $390 billion over the next 10 years.

Some key components of the legislation:

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The measure creates a new, open-ended health care entitlement for anyone earning up to

400 percent of the poverty level.

 It imposes an unprecedented Washington mandate that forces everyone to buy health

insurance, or pay a fine.

It essentially eliminates the individual insurance market by prohibiting individuals from

using their government health coverage subsidies outside the new federally regulated insurance exchanges.

 Its “play or pay” scheme, sold as a way of encouraging employers to provide coverage,

may actually do the reverse if the penalties cost companies less than providing health coverage. As a result, workers may be pushed off their job-based health insurance and forced to buy a government-subsidized plan.

It expands the Federal workforce – already on track to add 274,000 employees by the end

of this year – including legions of Internal Revenue Service agents to monitor its new tax provisions.

 It nationalizes the regulation of health insurance premiums, usurping a State government

role and further smothering the normal market forces that would otherwise encourage innovation and cost-saving efficiencies.

 It ignores the real cost drivers in health care, such as the third-party payment system,

which promotes overconsumption; the rising costs of health care services; and the payment mechanisms that encourage doctors to provide more services, not necessarily better outcomes.

It lets Washington decide what kind of health insurance will be available. The proposal

gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services [HHS], and a new Health Benefits Advisory Committee – an unelected group of Federal bureaucrats – unprecedented power to create and change the requirements for “acceptable coverage.” This will in turn restrict competition, stifle innovation, and limit the kinds of coverage that will be available to Americans. (Elderly watch out) It gives the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (the group that made the controversial recommendations regarding mammograms) new powers to further limit patient choice,allowing the HHS Secretary to unilaterally deny payment for prevention services contrary to Task Force recommendations.

 It empowers a “comparative effectiveness board,” created by last year’s “stimulus” bill,

that will restrict providers’ decisions about what treatments are best for their patients.

 It creates a new Medicare commission – the Independent Payment Advisory Board

[IPAB] – another group of unelected bureaucrats who will recommend future cuts inMedicare benefits.

 Economic Illogic

The underlying top-down approach of the legislation – imposing more layers of management and control on the health care sector – makes it impossible to achieve both of its claimed principal goals: vastly expanding health coverage while at the same time reducing costs. This is especially true considering the legislation’s failure to address the cost drivers and incentives noted above.But economic forces play a role even in a government-dominated system. With the policies in this legislation, those forces will lead to higher costs, or a reduction in the quantity or quality of healtcare services. Consider:

 Supply and Demand. The mandate requiring effectively universal insurance will lead to a

higher demand for health care services. But at the same time, the legislation limits the supply of services by constraining payments to providers and suppliers. Hence demandwill continue outpacing supply, leading to upward pressure on costs and prices.

 Government Price Controls. Instead of promoting real competition – which would

moderate costs naturally – the legislation nationalizes the regulation of health insurance premiums. This will lead to shortages and rationing: waiting times will replace prices as a means of balancing limited supply and higher demand. Quality will decline as consumers begin facing restricted access to the full range of treatment options. Greater government regulation also will limit incentives for medical innovation.New Spending In contrast to the Majority’s optimistic claims of deficit reduction and cost control, a thorough analysis of updated Congressional Budget Office [CBO] estimates, coupled with additional information,

 shows a huge increase in entitlement spending, and growing budget deficits that

will add to the government’s already unsustainable growth of debt.

This discussion is based on an updated estimate by CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation of an

amendment in the nature of a substitute for H.R.4872, and its effects in combination with the Senate-passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), dated 2 March 2010. It differs from CBO’spreliminary estimates, released on 18 March 2010, which applied to an earlier version of the legislation,and it makes certain technical refinements as well. This discussion also reflects CBO’s analysis whcertain alternative factors are included, as requested by Budget Committee Ranking Member Ryan,19 March 2010.The two documents can be found at:

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/113xx/doc11379/Manager%27sAmendmenttoReconciliationProposal.pdf;

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/113xx/doc11376/RyanLtrhr4872.pdf.

Costly Consequences of Health Care Legislation

The legislation contains roughly $2.6 trillion in total spending in the 10-year window once the new entitlement is implemented (2014-23).

 

It provides $464 billion for Federal subsidies to purchase government-run health

coverage ($15 billion in excess spending relative to the Senate bill).

 It adds $434 billion for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program ($48

billion in excess spending relative to the Senate bill). Medicaid already is growing by 23 percent this year (partly from the “stimulus” bill), and is projected to grow by about 11 percent next year, increasing the already heavy burdens on State government budgets.Yet all this additional spending does not include $208 billion over 10 years for the “doc fix,”which was removed by the Democratic Leadership to hide the true cost of the health carelegislation.

 A total of $569 billion in new tax increases – representing a new record for the largest tax increase in U.S. history.The $2.6-trillion estimate is from the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff, 21 March 2010:

http://budget.senate.gov/republican/pressarchive/2010-03-21HealthBill.pdf.

The $569 billion is a gross tax increase figure. CBO also counts a tax reduction against this amount,

yielding a net tax increase of $525 billion for the combination of H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872 – still the largest

tax increase in history. The previous record was established by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of

1993, which increased revenue by $241 billion over 10 years, according to CBO estimates (see Table 2-2 in

CBO’s 1993 Update of the Budget and Economic Outlook:

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/76xx/doc7670/09-1993-OutlookEntireRpt.pdf).

Costly Consequences of Health Care Legislation.

 

The largest single tax hike in the bill – $210 billion – results from a 0.9-percent increase

in the Medicare payroll tax on wages for job creators and small businesses, and a new

3.8-percent surtax on net investment income.

– The threshold amounts for these surtaxes are not indexed for inflation, meaning

that although the taxes are aimed at “wealthy” individuals today, they will reach

increasing numbers of middle-income taxpayers over time, just like the

alternative minimum tax.

– For instance, an individual earning $100,000 today would cross the $200,000

threshold within 2 decades, assuming a yearly inflation rate of 3.5 percent.

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These new taxes will be in addition to numerous proposed tax increases for individuals

and businesses outlined in the administration’s budget, adding to the total drag on

 

economic growth and job creation just as the economy is struggling to emerge from the

 

worst downturn since the Great Depression.

 

 

BUDGET GIMMICKS

 

The CBO can only make estimates based on the way legislation is written – and what the

Majority presented to CBO is full of spending gimmicks and hidden costs. Budget Committee

Ranking Member Ryan exposed the smoke and mirrors at the Blair House health care summit on

25 February 2010 – and CBO confirmed many of these gimmicks in its letter of 19 March 2010.

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Timing Gimmicks

 

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The legislation includes 10 years of tax increases and 10 years of Medicare cuts to pay

for 6 years of spending. So the estimated $938-billion cost for health care subsidies,

 

which start in 2014, does not reflect a full 10 years of spending. A true 10-year cost

 

estimate, starting when subsidies begin (2014-23), is $2.6 trillion.

 

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In addition, the CBO cost estimate is derived from the March 2009 baseline – instead of

the March 2010 baseline, which has been released. The outdated cost estimate hides the

 

true price tag of the legislation.

 

Other Sleights-of-Hand

 

The legislation as written double-counts several “savings” items, including the following:

 A total of $53 billion in “savings” over 10 years ($29 billion after enactment of the A total of $53 billion in “savings” over 10 years ($29 billion after enactment of the

reconciliation bill) from increased Social Security payroll tax revenues is used for the new entitlement. (Taking from social security again!!!)

 These funds already are dedicated to future Social Security.*****

The legislation counts as offsets $70 billion intended as premiums for the long-term care

insurance provisions – the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports

[CLASS] Act. Senator Conrad has termed the inclusion of the CLASS Act in the health

care bill “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing Bernie Madoff would have

been proud of.”

 

The measure double-counts $528 billion in reductions from Medicare – making the false

claim of extending Medicare’s solvency while also offsetting costs of the new health care entitlement. For the Medicare Hospital Insurance fund alone, CBO has calculated that $398 billion in savings over 10 years is being double-counted. The legislation also includes $202 billion in reductions to the Medicare Advantage Program, representing nearly $14 billion more in cuts than the Senate-passed bill.

 The CBO estimate does not include at least $70 billion in appropriations that will be

required to implement this vast expansion of government. If all explicit authorized appropriations were extended over 10 years, the additional cost for the legislation would exceed $100 billion.After stripping away the double-counting of Medicare cuts, the Social Security payroll tax “savings,” and the CLASS Act, and counting the necessary appropriations, the legislation increases the deficit by $425 billion over the first 10 years. When the “doc fix” is added, it increases the government’s long-term deficits by one-quarter of a percent of gross domesticproduct [GDP] – which translates to more than $600 billion in the second decade. Also, the President’s budget claimed $150 billion in deficit reduction from health care legislation. Even with this effect included, his budget then doubles the debt in 5 years, and triples it in 10years – reaching 90 percent of GDP by 2020. The health care legislation he signed falls short of his deficit-reduction allowance from health care – so the debt increase will likely be even worse.

The Missing ‘Doc Fix’

In addition, as noted above, the legislation does not include the “doc fix,” preventing scheduled

cuts in Medicare physician payments assumed in current law – even though the provision was

included in previous iterations of both the House and Senate health care legislation. Adding this

cost, along with correcting the double-counts cited above, increases the total cost of the legislation to $638 billion over 10 years.

A final irony in this package is the inclusion of a government takeover of the student loan

industry, using the projected profits – assuming they materialize – to expand government now.

Title II of the Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) contains the main components of the

Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act [SAFRA], which abolishes the 40-year-old Federal

Family Education Loan Program [FFELP] as of 1 July 2010, and requires that all future Federal

student loans be Direct Loans [DL]. This will turn the Department of Education into the seventh

largest bank in the Nation.

The Direct Loan program was started in the 1990s by the Clinton administration. Proponents

argued this “public option” would provide competition to FFELP, a guaranteed lending program

that leverages private capital to help students attend college. At its height, the DL program

captured about 34 percent of loan volume, but historically it has hovered around 25 percent.

Will Americans come to depend more on the government than on themselves and whether America declines into a culture of dependency, or rejuvenates itself as a culture of initiative, opportunity, and creativity – the principles on which the Nation was founded

SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED ‘FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT’/ENTITLEMENT

  by Susan Tea Party Patriots

The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.
Entitlement my butt, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Congressional benefits —- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements?Entitlement my butt, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!!

SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED ‘FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT’/ENTITLEMENT!
Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a “federal benefit payment”?
I’ll be part of the one percent, to forward this, our government gets away with way too much in all areas of our lives, while they live lavishly on their grossly overpaid incomes! KEEP passing THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS READ IT…..

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THIS CALCULATION IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY COLLECTED THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY!!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?????????????
This was sent to me, I am forwarding it because it does touch a nerve in me.
This is another example of what Rick Perry called “TREASON in high places” !!! Get angry and pass this on!
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.
If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.
Entitlement my butt, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Congressional benefits —- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements?
We’re “broke” and can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless.
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan ……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries.
Sad isn’t it?