Kathleen Sebelius’s Scare Tactics on Obamacare

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The Heritage Foundation

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is already claiming that seniors would be adversely affected by House-passed legislation defunding Obamacare. Nothing could be further from the truth. Obamacare is the program inflicting harm on seniors–because, as Nancy Pelosi said, the law “took half a trillion dollars out of Medicare” to fund Obamacare. Defunding the law would make seniors much better off.
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House passes bill to prevent IRS enforcement of ObamaCare

By Dan Calabrese

This is another one of those bills that Obama and Harry Reid sluff off as “meaningless,” by which they mean, “Stop passing those bills we don’t like!” If a bill passes the House of Representatives, and both the Senate leadership and the president pretend it never happened, the only thing that’s meaningless is the attitude of the president and Senate leadership toward the legislative process. This time it’s H.R. 2009, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia), and it prohibits the IRS from having any role in the enforcement of ObamaCare. Given the recent misadventures of Lois Lerner et al, you don’t suppose the public would have any positive inclinations toward this idea, do you? (Thanks to our friend and former colleague Ellen Carmichael, now a Price staffer, for getting the information to us quickly.)

Here’s what Price says about the bill:

By voting to prohibit the IRS from implementing or enforcing any part of President Obama’s health care law, the House of Representatives has taken an important step toward protecting the health care of American citizens today. The Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act has the support of over 140 cosponsors in the House and has been endorsed by numerous organizations and thousands of Americans who share our commitment to preventing any of our fellow citizens from having to answer to the IRS when it comes to their personal health care decisions.

The IRS clearly has not been able to prudently and impartially enforce current tax laws. It has abused its authority by targeting individuals and organizations. There’s no reason to trust this massive agency with one of the most personal aspects of our lives – our health care.

Instead, we ought to be empowering individuals and families to make their own health care decisions. There are many positive ways to pursue a patient-centered health care system. But to get there, we need the Obama Administration and Senate Democrats to stop siding with the Washington bureaucracy and to start standing up for the rights and health care choices of the American people.

He’s a physician, by the way, so he brings more knowledge and authority to this argument than most. And it doesn’t take someone with special inside knowledge these days to know that the IRS has been compromised by political agendas and cannot be trusted to enforce this law fairly. Better yet, Price suggests we repeal ObamaCare altogether and replace it with a new system he outlines in H.R. 2300, which the boss wrote about a few weeks back.

There’s room for discussion about exactly what should replace ObamaCare, of course. I’d like to see something that dramatically reduces the reliance on health insurance, essentially relegating it to covering catastrophic costs only. But what most people don’t realize is that the need for something better to replace ObamaCare is taken very seriously among Republicans, with lots of good ideas being debated all the time. They all have their pros and cons, I suppose, but one thing they all have in common is that every one of them is better than ObamaCare by galaxies.

And as for H.R. 2009, if Harry Reid is determined to ignore this and refuse to let the Senate take it up, and Obama is determined to call it “meaningless,”

Republicans should force them to justify their insistence on giving the IRS this power over the rest of our lives. If left to their own devices, they will pretend it is not even happening. They should not be allowed to do that.

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Canadian Free Press
 

Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

evil face 2Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking  our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop  in mosques, where the terrorists are.

That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private  communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are  radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more  surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a  special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations  Review Committee.

Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the  names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who  complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s  formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to  sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles  by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.

Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the  administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations  against homegrown jihadists — inside mosques — and disrupted dozens of plots  against the homeland.

If only they were allowed to continue, perhaps the many victims of the Boston  Marathon bombings would not have lost their lives and limbs. The FBI never  canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks, and it did  not check out the radical Boston mosque where the Muslim bombers worshipped.

The bureau didn’t even contact mosque leaders for help in identifying their  images after those images were captured on closed-circuit TV cameras and  cellphones.

One of the Muslim bombers made extremist outbursts during worship, yet  because the mosque wasn’t monitored, red flags didn’t go off inside the FBI  about his increasing radicalization before the attacks.

This is particularly disturbing in light of recent independent surveys of  American mosques, which reveal some 80% of them preach violent jihad or  distribute violent literature to worshippers.

What other five-alarm jihadists are counterterrorism officials missing right  now, thanks to restrictions on monitoring the one area they should be  monitoring?

:Q:Do they have the ability to listen to your calls. the general would not give the answer. another snow job and lies.

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Based on what you know so far, how do you characterize NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?

Hero- 64%
Traitor- 36%
11,794 total votes

every state but vermont was apx 65% Hero and 34% traitor

wyoming was74% Hero

Iowa was 77% Hero

Corruption And Abuse Of Power By Internal Revenue Service Agents,

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by:Dr. Scott Gottlieb

The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly seized by agents from the embattled agency.

According to a story by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed healthcare provider in California is suing the IRS and 15 unnamed agents, alleging that they improperly seized some 60 million medical records of 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges on March 11, 2011.

According to the complaint, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the “John Doe Company,” however, “it did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter.”

The medical records included information on psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual and drug treatment, and other sensitive medical treatment data, the suit alleges. A copy of the legal complaint can be purchased here for $35.

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads.

“No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPAA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.

The claim asserts that the IRS agents’ seizure of medical records violated the 4th Amendment.”These medical records contained intimate and private information of more than 10,000,000 Americans, information that by its nature includes information about treatment for any kind of medical concern, including psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual or drug treatment, and a wide range of medical matters covering the most intimate and private of concerns,” the complaint states.

“Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant,

Defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over,” the complaint reads.

“Moreover, even though defendants knew that the records they were seizing were not included within the scope of the search warrant, the defendants nonetheless searched and seized the records without making any attempt to segregate the files from those that could possibly be related to the search warrant. In fact, no effort was made at all to even try maintaining the illusion of legitimacy and legality.”

The IRS has not returned requests for comment.

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update:

“While executing the warrant, the defendants seized personal mobile phones, including all the data and information on those phones, without any employing the proper and procedurally correct screening methods to protect private and privileged information, all of which was completely unapproved by the search warrant.”
The IRS’ data theft was so enormous it affects “roughly one out of every twenty-five adult American citizens,” the complaint states.
It claims that one of the IRS agents involved has a “history of misconduct, ethical breaches, and criminal activity,” including lying to grand juries, lying to witnesses about their rights during investigations, and “abusing search warrants and subpoenas for privileged information.”
It claims the IRS refuses to reveal which agents participated in the raid, who saw the medical records, and which agents have the records today.
The class seeks $25,000 in compensatory damages “per violation per individual” and punitive damages for constitutional violations.
It also seeks declaratory judgment “to protect the proprietary and privileged information of the medical records seized,” an injunction preventing the IRS from sharing the information, and an order “compelling the return of all such records and the purging of government databases of all such records, in whatever form kept or accessible.”
The class is represented by Robert E. Barnes of Malibu.