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GOVERNMENT-ONLY HEALTHCARE

As bad as Obamacare appears to be, it is even worse than it seems.  Passage of the Affordable Care Act was not the completion of a plan, it was the first step, a Trojan horse.  Read what Rick Unger had to say in Forbes on Dec 2, 2011.  Mr. Unger is not a Tea Party activist lamenting the coming end of patient controlled health care and Obama’s false promise of Choice.  Unger is a firm supporter of Obamacare.  He is not lamenting the end of private health care insurance; he is confirming and applauding it.

This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time.  Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ratio will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.

Why? Because there is absolutely no way for-profit health insurers are going to be able to learn how to get by and still make a profit while being forced to spend at least 80 percent of their receipts providing their customers with the coverage for which they paid.

In other words, the new law caps insurance company gross profit from insurance operations at 20%.  What a company manages to net out of that is up to them.  Unger acknowledges that it may not be enough to survive and he cries halleluiah to that!  The end of private insurance.

Today, [Dec 2, 2011] the Department of Health & Human Services issues the rules of what insurer expenditures will—and will not—qualify as a medical expense for purposes of meeting the requirement.

Not a chance-and they know it. Indeed, we are already seeing the parent companies who own these insurance operations fleeing into other types of investments. They know what we should all know – we are now on an inescapable path to a single-payer system for most Americans and thank goodness for it.

Note that it is the Department of Health & Human Services that sets the rules.  That means HHS can change the rules if their objective is not being met.  An act of Congress is not required.  SOTUS says Obamacare is a tax.  Taxation without representation, anyone?

If you thought that the Obama Administration chickened out on pushing the nation in the direction of universal health care for everyone, today is the day you begin to understand that the reality is quite the contrary. ~ Unger

As you heard Barney Frank and Barack Obama say in the video, single payer (government only) coverage is the ultimate goal.  As you will learn if you follow our upcoming coverage of the book Radical-In-Chief, the progressive’s strategy is incremental stealth.  If single payer is the goal, debate over percentages is pointless.  No private enterprise that needs a profit to survive can compete with a government that doesn’t.

The only way to stop government-only health care is to stop Barack Obama.  Come November, don’t let you vote go to waste.

JUSTAPHOTO – MARILYN MONROE

MARILYN MONROE STATUE IN CHICAGO

For those unaware of the statue here’s a couple extra photos for free.  Double click to enlarge.

WE DON’T WANT FOUR MORE YEARS OF THIS

On Monday Victor David Hanson wrote a piece for a Pajamas Media blog.  Here is just a sample of what he wrote.

Has any major public figure (57 states, Austrian language, corpse-men, Maldives for Falklands, private sector “doing fine,” etc.) been a more underwhelming advertisement for the quality of a Harvard education or a Chicago Law School part-time billet? Has any presidential candidate or president set a partisan crowd to laughing by rubbing his chin with his middle finger as he derides an opponent, or made a joke about killing potential suitors of his daughters with deadly Predator drones, or recited a double entendre “go-down” joke [2] about a sex act? [Obama has].

Read the whole article.

On Wednesday he wrote a piece for National Review Online.  In it Mr. Hansen said:

No president ever entered office with more racial goodwill and no president has so racially polarized the country. Anyone who read the racially obsessed Dreams From My Father or reviewed the race-baiting sermons of the demented Rev. Wright [6] could have predicted the ongoing deterioration in racial relations. We live in an age in which criticism of the president is alleged racism, creating an impossible situation [7]: the country is redeemed only if it elects Obama, and stays redeemed only if he is reelected. How strange to read columnists one week alleging racism, and on the next warning us about the Mormon Church.

Read the whole article.

FREE SPEECH CURTAILMENT EFFORTS

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell gave this very pointed speech about how the left is proceeding with efforts to curtail free speech that emanates from sources with opposing views. To skip the introduction fast forward to 5:10 on the timeline.

The entire remainder of the speech is well worth the time to watch. But at the very least, view the comments that begin at 11:40, 21:00 and 23:30.

UPDATE and APOLOGY
The embedded video keeps breaking down for some reason.  It can be viewed at this link.

EIERSCHALENSOLLBRUCHSTELLENVERURSACHER

This is my eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher.  Very few people have anything known by a word as long as that.  Owning it makes me feel very superior.  Anyone can have a fork or even a five letter item like a spoon, but only special people have an eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher.  Having it helps me to separate the upper crust from the mass below and I find that to be quite a satisfying way to start the day.

I realize that many people among the proletariat are unaware of this upper crust tool.  A person in my position must look down and forgive them for they know not what it is.  Tomorrow I will bring them out of their darkness and explain how it’s used.

THE SAD STATE OF MSNBC

This composite video of Walker night on MSNBC reminded me of Saddam Hussein’s Minister of Public Affairs declaring victory while you could see enemy tanks rolling into the city over his shoulder.  The final tally was 53 to 46 in favor of Gov. Scott Walker.  The margins were even wider than that at the time Ed Schulz was calling it close.

The Democrat’s suffered a resounding defeat in this nationally significant election in one of their own solidly blue states.  Does Larry O’Donnell truly believe “the really big winner is President Obama”?  Gov. Walker “may be indicted”, indicted for what, winning an election?

It is unimaginable what the reaction will be at MSNBC on November 6 if Obama is losing badly from start to finish as the Democrats were here.

OBAMA REFERS TO NAZI HOLOCAUST COMPOUNDS AS POLISH DEATH CAMPS

photo courtesy of The Drudge Report

The World War II death camps that were built in Poland were built by the Nazi’s not by the Poles.  The amateur in the White House spoke as if he didn’t realize that.  Polish officials are furious and demanding an apology.  In fact they have cast the usual diplomacy aside and said “America will apologize”.

It could have been an embarrassing but simple matter.  The President could have responded quickly saying the implications were unintended and apologized for using a thoughtless turn of phrase.  But that is not Barack Obama.  He just keeps his chin in the air and acts as though his remarks are Poland’s problem.

Of course it is possible he didn’t know the camps were built by Germany after they occupied Poland.  When it comes to history Obama has taken a greater interest in European colonialism and black history in the United States than he has in Central Europe and the events of WW II.  There is a lot he doesn’t know.

Here are some of the other things Obama apparently doesn’t know.  The links are mostly to short videos of the President speaking.

There are only 50 states in the U.S., not 57.

The borders of his home state.

Whether he is a Muslim or a Christain

Where he was born.

Dead heroes don’t come to hear his speeches.

Members of the US Navy are not corpse men.

How to deal with a teleprompter failure.

How to run a government.  No link required; this one is self evident.

DUNKIN DONUTS vs SOLYNDRA

 

“AT LEAST WE HAD SUCCESS ABROAD”

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WHICH NATION HAS THE LARGEST OIL RESERVES?

Obama is fond of saying that the United States has just 2% of the world’s oil reserves but consumes 25% of world production.  Sometimes he says 20% so you don’t know which to believe, 25, 20 or the truth.  But the big lie is the 2%.  The U.S. has more oil reserves that any other nation, in fact more oil reserves than all the other nations.

“The Green River Formation–an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming–contains the world’s largest deposits of oil shale,”Anu K. Mittal, the GAO’s director of natural resources and environment said in written testimony submitted to the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

“USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions,” Mittal testified.

“The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered,” Mittal told the subcommittee.  “At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable.  This is an amount about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.”  [Emphasis added]

And that’s just from 3 states in the middle of the country.  It doesn’t include Alaska, Texas , the Gulf or any other of the many oil fields around the country.  2% – Phooey!