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A few weeks ago Bob Grant, the proclaimed ‘Father of Talk Radio”, passed away at age 84. On Jan 2, 2014 Rush Limbaugh said: “He was legendary. He was courageous, confrontational. He was all of those adjectives, and he was funny. He was also a nice guy.”
I used to listen to Bob while growing up. And always got a kick out of his confrontational style and telling liberals off. If a liberal annoyed him he would say to them very bluntly like a dagger thru their heart, “Get off my phone you jerk” or “You’re a fake, phony,fraud, get off my phone.” He had his share of critics too who took pride in calling him racist because of his strong truth telling comments, but he was no racist. He had lots of friends in the black community who called him and appeared on his show. One time he even talked a person out of suicide until police arrived. Bob had been in broadcasting at least 50 years if not more starting at a young age. He had a stellar career and paved the way for such die hard luminary giants today such as Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh all who credit Bob as their influence. It was Bob who gave Guardian Angels head, Curtis Sliwa his start in radio too.
Bob had his share of regulars too I always enjoyed hearing. There was “Jimmy from Brooklyn” who saw communists under every rock and infiltrated communist front groups and their meetings and reported back to Bob. There was “Carl from Oyster Bay” who always had inside information about the Clintons and what the government was planning and which always came true. Carl later went on to write for Newsmax. There was “The Don”, a fellow who called often in a Marlon Brando Godfather voice and told Bob “if you ever need us, just give us a call and me and the boys will be there to take care of business with bells on.” He would then say a few words to Bob in Italian and Bob would reply in Italian. There was the immortal,incomprable, “Frank from Queens” who would go on long soliloquys on the topics of the day so descriptive and emotional and then hang up. Everyone in the control room would gather around Bob and listen to Frank. Some callers even asked if there was any way they could get copies of his calls and Bob said, ”No,he was just a caller.” I,of course, did mange to tape some of Frank’s calls. I even called in and became a regular under the moniker “Jim from Paramus.” At first I was reluctant and nervous as I knew how Bob could get if he didn’t like you or even the sound of your voice so I had to be careful. His screeners were very nice in putting you at ease and I was always straight forward and to the point. I recorded all my calls with Bob and still have them. My favorite call was a 20 minute call where he played the Gennifer Flowers tapes for me and we commented on them. He ended our call by saying, “This man Bill Clinton, was not fit, is not fit now and never will be fit to be president of the United States.” He always referred to Clinton as “Slick Willy.” I even had the chance to meet Bob at a book signing in Paramus at a Barnes and Noble and told him who I was and he gave me a handshake and a big smile and signed his book for me.
The thing that always amazed me about Bob was his incredible recall of any historical date in history. He would say things like “On Tuesday, April 22nd of that year this happened” or ”On Thursday Oct.16th of that year that thing happened.” It was truly remarkable to hear him recall dates like that giving the exact day,month and year.
Bob’s biggest turmoil came when Clinton Commerce secretary Ron Brown died in the plane crash. Bob was the first to comment on it and said, “I heard there is a survivor and that survivor is Ron Brown, but at heart I’m a pessimist.” Well that’s all the libs needed to here. They stormed his show with calls of racism and boycotted advertisers until the station was forced to fire Bob. This hit Bob real hard and he became depressed for a while. His buddies all gathered round him and his conservative black buddies all gave him consoling bear hugs. Sean Hannity had Bob on his TV how and told him, “Don’t worry Bob, we’ll get you back on the air.”
Bob landed a job at WOR and stayed there for a few years. He eventually made it back to WABC on week-ends from 12-2 p.m. where he stayed until just last year. R.I.P. Bob your legacy will live on. Bob is survived by his wife and four grown kids (two boys and two girls) and grand kids.
To understand Obama and what he’s done to our beloved country, you have to understand his idol and mentor Saul Alinsky. Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals.
In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing skills were focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across North America. In the 1950s, he began turning his attention to improving conditions in the African-Americanghettos, beginning with Chicago’s and later traveling to other ghettos in California, Michigan, New York City, and a dozen other “trouble spots”.
His ideas were adapted in the 1960s by some U.S. college students and other young counterculture-era organizers, who used them as part of their strategies for organizing on campus and beyond. Time magazine once wrote that “American democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas,” and conservative author William F. Buckley said he was “very close to being an organizational genius.”
The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.
…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.
…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — Rules for Radicals
This thirteenth rule is the most commonly used rule today by the left and Obama himself.
On Sept.29,1959 Russian (Soviet Union) Nikita Khrushchev appeared at the U.N and banged his Shoe on the Podium.
THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:
“Your children’s children will live under communism, You American’s are so gullible.
No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small
doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism.
We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like
overripe fruit into our hands.”~ Nikita Khrushchev, 1959 ~
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not.” By Thomas Jefferson
*Remember, socialism leads to Communism so, how do you create a Socialistic State? Here’s how according to Alinsky.
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state,
Read the following recipe for it taken from Alinsky’s book who Obama follows:
“The first is the most important”.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor
How was that for a definition of how to create a social state, sound familiar??
“Obamacare” = “To insure the uninsured we first make the insured uninsured and then make them pay more to be insured again so the original uninsured can be insured for free.” Currently millions have lost their doctors and health insurance and it is projected to be 100 million or a third of the population
Look at the state we are in now as compared to 2009 according to Breitbart .com
1) In 2009 Obama had a 68% approval rating. Today in 2014 he has a 39% approval rating.
2) In 2009 the national debt was 10 trillion. Today it is 17.3 trillion and climbing. Obama has added more than all the presidents combined.
3) In 2009 the poverty rate was 13.2 %.Today it is 15% with 46.5 million in poverty.
4) In 2009 the median household income was $55,939.Today it is $52,163.
5) In 2009 32 million people were on food stamps. Today 47.4 million people are on food stamps.
The biggest problem with a socialist government is the failure of people to produce.
Here are seven devastating economic facts:
1) 91.8 million people are no longer in the workforce. That’s almost a third of the country.
2) The number of jobless is up 9.6 million since 2009
3) 47.4 million on food stamps
4) 10.9 million receive disability
5) One in three Americans fell in poverty from 2009 to 2011.
6) 42% say they are worse off now than last year.
7) The U.S. debt is now 17 trillion and climbing. In 2009 Obama called a 9 trillion debt under Bush as “unpatriotic” and look where it is now under him.
With all this going on what is the mainstream media obsessed with? Not Benghazi where our ambassador and three other Americans died that could have been prevented, not Fast and Furious with sending hundreds of guns to drug lords and kidnappers and murderers that killed our border guards, not the NSA spying on all of us (200 million text messages a day they receive),not the IRS targeting groups, not the economy. No the mainstream media is focused and obsessed with the governor of the little state of N.J and his traffic jam which should be a local matter and not a national one. Yes “Hope and Change” has given way to “Doom and Gloom.” What a sad statement on the current state of affairs. Will the Eagle/Phoenix ever rise from the ashes?
“You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people; people like you. Crimes the government considered ‘irrelevant’. They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You’ll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up… we’ll find you”.
Season one opening voice-over by Mr. Finch
So begins one of my favorite shows on TV now which is CBS’s Person of Interest. It is produced by Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams. In a recent interview they said they based it on the government’s Prism program and revelations by Edwin Snowden.
The show has had a “pervasive sense of paranoia” from the start, said his fellow producer, Greg Plageman.
“We’ve always said, if we do our job, at the end of every episode you should be looking at your cell phone a little bit differently on the table,” Plageman said.
The general premise is as follows from Wikepedia:
In the beginning, John Reese, a former Green Beret and CIAfield officer, is living as a vagrant in New York City after the death of the woman he loves, and is presumed dead. He is approached by Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire software genius who is living under an assumed identity. Finch explains that after September 11, 2001, he built a computer system for the government that uses information gleaned from omnipresent surveillance to predict future terrorist attacks. However, Finch discovered that the computer was predicting ordinary crimes as well. The government is not interested in these results, but Finch is determined to stop the predicted crimes. He hires Reese to conduct surveillance and intervene as needed, using his repertoire of skills gained in the military and the CIA. Through a backdoor built into the system, Finch receives the Social Security number of someone who will be involved in an imminent crime, at which point he contacts Reese. Without knowing what the crime will be, when it will occur, or even if the person they were alerted to is a victim or perpetrator, Reese and Finch must try to stop the crime from occurring.
This was the basic idea of the Patriot Act under Bush,but now that Obama is in it is the Patriot Act on steroids with Obama being the perpetrator on our civil liberties and us the victims. Oh John and Harold we need you now.
The NSA sees everything and takes in everything, our e-mails, phone calls and they admitted they steal 250 million text messages a day. There are cameras everywhere that the government and regular hackers and public can hack into and see all,even in your own computer..
Obama gave a speech saying he didn’t know the extent of the surveillance. YEAH RIGHT!!!! And proposed moderate changes in the NSA system, but experts said they dont expect that to change anything, Changes by President Barack Obama to how information collected by the National Security Agency is handled won’t quell concerns about violations of civil liberties, say local intelligence experts who differ on the effect the changes may have on national security.
The changes, laid out during a speech at the Department of Justice, came in the wake of uproar about once-secret NSA data collection programs made public by leaks from former NSA contractor Eric Snowden. And they come at a time when the ability to collect data is developing far more rapidly then the ability to fully understand the legal and moral ramifications of what to do with that information.
One expert contacted by the Tribune called the proposals “a good first step” while another termed it “window dressing.” A retired Army intelligence officer expressed concern that some of the changes could weaken national security.
Yes, cameras everywhere, government collecting all our data, we are truly living in a police state. Obama has said if congress doesn’t go along with him he will resort to executive orders, “I have the pen and I have the phone,” he recently stated. Total disregard for our constitution which he called an outdated document. He has become the dictator in chief.
On his radio show on Friday Rush Limbaugh noted that the flags in back of Obama when he gave his NSA speech were bigger than usual, “This is what they do in third world countries ruled by dictators,” Rush said, “It’s all symbolism.”
Recently singer and actress Cher stated that “Obama, let us down.” No Cher. Obama didn’t let you down. You and your left wing pals in the arts and media were so consumed by your hatred for Bush and so blinded and naieve to what Obama was about you failed to heed the warning signs that were all there right in front of your nose. You were so blinded and hypnotized by “yes we can” and “Hope and Change” and “the first black president” that we now have what we got. Well Cher I hope you like living in the U. S. S. of A. The United Socialist States of America and be prepared to share your wealth.
“But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state,” he added. “This administration and this legislature will not allow the work that needs to be done to improve the people’s lives in New Jersey to be delayed. I am the leader of this state and its people and I stand here today proud to be both. And always determined to do better.” He said.
That’s ten times more classy and up front than anything Obama and Hillary would say or do, but the lamestream media draws the wagons around them every time because they all identify with them and not republicans.
I live near the bridge and have been across it many times. I’ve driven across it, walked across it and rode busses across it. The bridge has two sections. An upper section and a lower section. One time the upper section was closed for repairs and everyone had to use the lower section and vice versa and traffic was always backed up for days and even weeks. So people were inconvienced for a few days. So what? Big deal. This happens lots of times there. There are also bogus traffic jams. Does all this mean all those bogus traffic sites the people of New Jersey get stuck in will now be investigated? How many times have the people of New Jersey seen cones and traffic, but nobody working? I know I have. You can rest assured if bogus traffic jams were set up by Democrats in New York or New Jersey nobody would care.
The press is all gaga over the GWB scandal calling for investigations and special prosecutors. I wish they had been equally outraged over the deaths of four Americans in Libya which could have been prevented, the selling of guns to drug dealers, kidnappers, murderers and cartels in Mexico that killed our border guards, and the IRS targeting conservative groups and the expensive failure of Obamacare. At least nobody died in Bridgegate. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
All Christie had to say at his press conference was, “ As someone recently stated, ‘What difference does it make?’ ” That would have stopped those left wing reporters from salivating or if Christie learned anything from Obama he could have said these: “If you like your traffic pattern you can keep your traffic pattern. Period.” or “A rogue agent in the Fort Lee office re-directed the traffic.” which is similiar to what he said and proabably was true. Like I said in my previous blog, the mayor of Fort Lee accepted Christie’s apology and said that nobody contacted him about endorsing Christie. It should have ended there.
Chris Christy was ahead of Hilary in the polls by two points and getting stronger. Former Sec. of Defense Robert Gates comes out with a book slamming Obama and Hillary and Biden saying their opposition to the war surge was purely for political reasons and Obama didn’t trust his own strategy by sending 30,000 troops to Afghanistan while being against it. So what’s a poor lib dem to do? The state controlled liberal left wing media attacks Christie with a small time incident and blows it up like an atom bomb to destroy him and turn the populace against him.
The U.S. attorney in New Jersey is opening an inquiry into claims that public officials orchestrated the massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score — and has asked the FBI to help.
The probe announcement came Thursday as Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican White House contender, spent the day addressing the brewing scandal over his staff’s role in orchestrating the traffic jam after a local mayor declined to endorse Christie’s re-election bid.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, whose job Christie held before being elected governor, has opened a probe into the decision to close the bridge lanes, his spokeswoman said.
I believe Christie did the right thing. He immediately came out and took responsibility, fired the two people involved and stayed with the press conference as long as was needed answering questions. He did the same thing during hurricane Sandy too. Compare that to Obama who should have fired people like Eric Holder for sending thousands of guns to drug dealers, murderers and kidnappers in Fast and Furious and then covered it up or in Benghazi when Obama was nowhere to be found and sent Susan Rice out to five news shows to say the riots were cause by this little known film which it wasn’t and Obama had the director thrown in jail for a year. People died in Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Never forget these words ‘Obama lied and people died.” At least nobody died under the Bridgegate fiasco and being from New Jersey myself, traffic is always horrible on that bridge daily during the morning and evening rush hours and sometimes worse than was reported now. Even if Christie did know about it which I think he didn’t, so what??? Former Bush PressSecretary Dana Perino recently said on The Five TV show on FOX that when she was in office with Bush there are people underneath the leaders with massive egos who do things behind the president’s back. I believe that’s what happened here with Christie.
The media tried blaming the death of a 90 year old woman who died before paramedics could get to her on the traffic jam, but her daughter denied that was the cause. The mayor of Fort Lee accepted Christie’s apology and said nobody contacted him about supporting Christie much to the dismay of the liberal lamestream media.
Some people are taking to suing Christie now for various reasons. One woman said she suffered a panic attack from being stuck in that traffic and was late for work so she’s suing Christie. Notice she waits until now to sue. How rediculous. I have friends who work in the city and take that bridge everyday and are late often and their companies understand the traffic problem and are OK with them being late. I agree with the two comments below:
What a sorry commentary on society today. When anything happens let’s sue and see if we can hit the law suit lottery. What silliness. What’s next, suing the weatherman because it rained on our picnic?
So, I wonder how it will work out so that the taxpayer ends up paying for these “civil lawsuits”.
Several republican senators are asking Christie to step down which is typical of republicans. The late, but great talk show host Bob Grant, the father of talk radio, once said ,”Republicans can take a lesson from their dem counterparts. No matter how lowdown, sleazy, dirty and dishonest their guy is they will always stick by him. Republicans are quick to turn against their guy.” And so it is here.
YES OBAMA LIED AND PEOPLE DIED!!!!!! Not so with Christie.
On Dec. 19, the Obama administration made its 14th change to Obamacare without requesting congressional action to make the amendments. Such a move is precisely why an effort is underway in the House of Representatives to sue President Obama and force him to abide by constitutional restraints.
The measure is known as the Stop This Overreaching Presidency, or STOP, Act and is sponsored by freshman Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C. He told WND this is about abiding by the Constitution.
“Article II, Section 3, requires the president to faithfully execute the laws of the United States. Everybody’s bound by the law, including the president. He is not exempt,” Rice said. “If a president is allowed to pick and choose which laws he wishes to enforce, it creates tremendous opportunities for wrongdoing.
Obama keeps changing his Obamcare law to suit his needs and it’s now starting to be felt by the people. He suddenly changed the date for enrollment to extend another day and now he’s extending the employee mandate another six months which he has done twice before.
He is making the rules up as he goes along and you can’t do that to law without consulting congress first which passed the law. No president can single handedly change the rules of a law on a whim, but that’s exactly what Obama is doing. This law was forced on the American people and no republican voted for it. More and more people are finding themselves losing their insurance and being forced into the Obamcare system which is what was intended all along. They are finding once they enroll in there their doctor is not in the plan and if he is their specialists not in the plan. There also will be long waits to see a doctor under this plan. So much for keeping your doctor or keeping your plan like he said. Currently the dept. of behavioral health which is funded by the government was notified they will no longer receive federal funding and closing down and psychiatrist and therapists can lose their jobs. This will also affect people who are mentally ill. People need mental health coverage. That‘s a mistake!!
According to most experts, Obamacare will create a total of twenty new taxes or tax hikes on the American people. In fact, the Obama administration has already given the IRS an extra $500 million to enforce the rules and regulations of Obamacare.
The new taxes don’t bode well for millions of middle-class Americans. Incomes for the rich have soared this decade but middle class workers have seen their wages stagnate and even drop since the 2008 Great Recession.
Many fear Obamacare with its high insurance costs and new taxes, could provide the middle class a fatal blow.
The 20 new Obamacare taxes are making Americans eyes pop out in disbelief. Take a look. Of course, the Obamacare plan was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs. Many experts are saying it will have the exact opposite effect.
That’s just one of the reasons why Republicans hope to defund Obamacare before January.
They claim that the taxes and costs needed to pay for Obamacare will crush the middle class and most U.S. taxpayers, as well as trigger job losses in affected industries. Tax experts say you should try to estimate how much you will have to pay when the law goes into full effect – and take precautions to limit the damage to your bottom line.
Most people are signing up for the Gold Plan which is the cheapest plan, but finding out they have to pay a $4800 out of pocket deductible before any insurance sets in. To get a lower deductible they have to pay more for a Silver or Platinum Plan which is just like the plans they had. This is just like a Ponzi scheme that Bernie Madoff did. Obama himself signed onto the plan today choosing the Gold plan which is the cheapest. What a joke!!!! He has his own government plan and said this was just symbolic. I hope his info is hacked into and spread around to everyone since there is no security in Obamcare and it is a hacker’s paradise just like what happened with Target only your medical history will become available to complete strangers who can use it against you. Meanwhile at least 35 House members are set to sue Obama over the illegalities of Obamacare and a CNN, and Gallup polls show support for Obamacare plunging to record lows. See links below. Also check the sleazy ads Obamacare is promoting to get young people and gays to join.
|Gay Republicans Angry Over Obamacare Ad ‘Stereotypes’CNN, Gallup: Support for Obamacare Plunges to Record Low|
Obama told the people if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. Well you can’t. He told us if you like your doctor you can keep them. Well you can’t. He said his plan would save the average family of four $2,500 per year. Well they can’t and in fact they are facing what is called “sticker shock” because with Obamacare their premiums are going up another three or four thousand.
When you sign up for Obamcare you have to pick from three or four plans and go by the doctors that are in those plans. Similar to the old HMO’s. Everything will be cost effective and what hospitals you go to and who gets what procedure will all be based on cost by a fifteen member panel in each district made up of non medical people.
So far the ACA (Affordable Care Act which is not affordable and not much care) costs almost a trillion of taxpayer dollars and is riddled with errors. It has become a hackers paradise since no security was installed in it and you have to give your name, address, phone number, social security information and medical information and all your info gets forwarded to the IRS and Obamcare’s central government computer. Now comes word that thousands who have signed up for Obamacare did not reach insurers. Every time there is a screw-up in this mess they always come out saying it’s getting better. Already, 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance plans directly because of the president’s law. By next year, as Obamacare starts tearing through employer-based insurance plans, that number will rise to between 50 million and 100 million Americans.
It used to be if you needed help to get over tough spots, you went to your church or other community sources, and in return you helped when someone else needed help, today it’s a life style, 5 generations of getting money for sitting on their Asses. Just look at statistics of young criminals, most come from these homes, the breakdown of family, which is encouraged by this, shows lack of guidance in homes.
This whole idea is one big power grab by Obama as he puts more and more government in charge of our lives. He doesn’t care about us, he just cares about power. Now with all the computer and cell phone technology government and local law enforcement can track our every move, phone call and e-mail exchange and conversations online. I remember when the Soviet Union fell I said, ”Watch it fall there and rise here” and that’s just what has happened. Welcome to the new world Comrad!! Obamas world or as one commenter to an article recently said, “At the risk of being ridiculed and scorned for daring to do so, please allow me to go ahead now on December 11, 2013 and translate the January 1, 2014 Washington Post and New York Times headlines for you!
“Good morning, slaves! Welcome to Obamacare. Now get to work!”
http://hawthornephoto.com/walk.htm (Obama would be wise to take this walk around Washington)
The president’s other Obamacare lies
There’s just no way around this: President Obama looked America in the eye and lied. The president was so hellbent on “fundamentally transforming” the country with his health care takeover that he intentionally deceived you – he lied – not once or twice, but over and over again.
America is on life support just barely as she continues to die in Obama’s destruction, er excuse me “transformation” of America with Obamacare. As I’ve written in the past, Obamacare is based on cost effectiveness and the first signs of that are happening now. Today it was revealed that three of the country’s main hospitals are to be excluded from Obamcare to save costs. Those hospitals are Sloan Kettering in New York, Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles and MD Cancer Center in Houston. People who have to go to those hospitals will have to pay out of pocket if they don’t have their own insurance.
Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres.
Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.
Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers’ choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even “inefficient”, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.
On top of that under Obamcare many medications will not be included to save costs and patients will have to choose a plan to see if their medications are in there and may have to pay out of pocket.
First some consumers found they couldn’t keep their existing health insurance plans. Then others learned they couldn’t keep their doctors. Now it’s possible that under Obamacare, some people won’t be able to keep their medications, or at least not afford them, under the complex formulary structure of the plans on the health exchanges and because of the rising costs.
“If you like your medicines, you may not be able to keep them under Obamacare,” health policy analyst Scott Gottlieb wrote in a Forbes column. “Health plans are cheapening their drug formularies – just like they cheapened their networks of doctors. That’s how their paying for the benefits that President Obama promised, everything from free contraception to a leveling of premiums between older (and typically costlier) beneficiaries, and younger consumers.”
The affordability of prescriptions could hinge on whether a consumer is enrolled in a platinum, gold, silver or bronze plan.
In California 70% of all doctors said they will not participate in the plan and many big firms are now studying how to avoid it. When you sign in to Obamacare you risk identity theft as there is no security and close to 400 additional bugs have been found since they said they de-bugged it. Keep in mind this is costing us close to two trillion dollars so far when Obama said it would cost 900 billion and people are losing their doctors and their plans when he said they could keep them. When you sign in you have to submit your social security number, phone number, address and medical history all which goes to the IRS in an unprotected site that has already been compromised.
Now comes word that thousands of volunteer fire houses may close due to Obamacare since Obamacare mandates that businesses with employees of 50 or more must supply insurance for their people. Even though the fire houses are volunteer they still consider it a business with more than 50 people. This is a public safety disaster.
The Affordable Care Act forces companies with more than 50 workers to buy them all health insurance or pay hefty fines
The IRS says volunteer firefighters are ‘employees,’ even though the Department of Labor says they’re ‘volunteers’
Out of more than 1 million fire departments in the U.S., 87 per cent are staffed entirely or mostly by life-saving volunteers
Members of Congress are weighing in, but the Obama administration hasn’t taken any action yet to carve out a fire-fighting exception
So far Obama and his thugs have caused millions of people to lose their doctors and plans, Clinton was brought up on impeachment charges for having sex in the oval office. This guy Obama has caused over a million people to lose their health insurance, is excluding top hospitals such as Sloan Kettering and Cedar Sinai from his plan, is causing patients to lose their medications and fire houses to close all because of him and his plan so why is he still in office instead of rotting in prison where he belongs?
|Graham: ‘Worst Is Yet to Come’ Under Obamacare|
The President clearly stated over 20 times “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it period. If you like your doctor you can keep them period.” Well we now know that is not true. The entire country was played to and lied to about Obamacare. Obama even used doctors as props to sell his plan when first announced in the Rose Garden. He should be impeached alone for that and causing up to 100 million or more people to lose their plans which they knew would happen as far back as 2010. Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about sex and this is hundreds of times worse. Obama said it would cost only 900 billion and so far it is costing us 2 trillion. Obama said the average plan would save families $2,800 and costs are up.
There are higher deductibles, higher co-pays, many doctors have not been contacted, re-imbursements are so low that doctors can’t afford to work with this insurance as well as with medicare too. Many doctors are not accepting medicare anymore and just Medicaid which I believe is Obama’s plan all along so as to make us all single payer to the government.
Obama took $178 billion out of medicare to pay for Obamacare and plans to take another $178 billion out of it. All your privacy medical records will be online and scrutinized by the IRS and there is no security built in the system. When you sign up you have to include your name, address, phone number, social security number and medical info. People’s private info has already been compromised by hackers because of no security in the system. Will yours and mine be next?
This is the largest takeover of healthcare by the government ever imposed on the American people. It is the government telling you what doctors you can see and what plans you can have. More people will be added to the roles and there won’t be enough doctors. You may have to wait several months to see your doctor and you can die in that time. The Affordable Care act is not affordable and doesn’t care. Insurance rates are going up and re-imbursements to doctors are going down. Medicaid is the model or Obamcare.
According to Dr. Chris Conover, a healthcare economist who has studied the entire 2000 page plan and writes about it, ”18-50 million people will lose their plans by the end of 2014 and the rest will have costs increased to pay for those that don’t have it.” That’s the reason the government wants young people to buy into this in the hopes they can afford it and pay for those that can’t. Doctors will be working for the government and become wards of the state. If you have insurance it doesn’t mean you will get to use it. The greatest medical system in the world is now being systematically destroyed.
Under Obamacare the CHEAPEST health insurance policies available to the typical American working family will cost $20,000 per year.
Other effects of the 2,572 page law include:
- Premium increases up to 413% for some individuals.
- An average $4,100 premium increase for families.
- The penalty for taking money out of a Healthcare Savings Account for a non-medical reason doubles from 10% to 20%.
- Using an HSA, flexible savings or health reimbursement account to pay for over-the-counter medication is no longer allowed.
- FSA’s will now be capped at $2,500.
- 1/3 of employers could stop offering healthcare.
- Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by $6.2 trillion.
- The itemized deduction limit for medical expenses will rise from 7.5% to 10% of adjusted gross income.
- 30 million Americans will still be uninsured eight years after Obamacare is fully implemented.
- The average family can expect at least $5,875 in new taxes, fees and higher premiums once Obamacare is fully implemented.
Obamacare is the biggest overhaul to our healthcare system and the biggest tax increase in history. It will bring massive changes to our daily lives, most of them negative. Do you think Obamacare should be defunded before it cripples our healthcare system? I hope people who voted for this insurgent are happy. We’ve come a long way from “Yes We Can” and ” O-Ba-Ma”
I was 16 years old when Kennedy was shot so I have a good solid memory from then. I was on a class trip to Valley Forge, Pa. with my civics class. When we got there we were told that the president had been shot so we immediately turned back and were sent home. As I was walking home I was greeted by an excited friend of mine with his arms raging and flailing in the air saying, “They shot the president and governor. They’re trying to kill off the whole damn government,”
That week-end I was glued to the TV set and when Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby on Sunday it became a lifelong obsession with me. I still to this day have the newspaper articles about it, I have the original Life magazine with Oswald on the cover holding his rifle and Marxist propaganda papers in his hand and the Saturday Evening Post with a Norman Rockwell like painting of Kennedy on the cover. I’ve read and still have the Mark Lane Book and LP record “Rush to Judgment” and the Robert Sam Anson book “They’ve Killed the President”. I also must be the only owner of a VHS video interview with a man named James Fields in prison who claims to have been the other shooter in the assassination called “Interview With an Assassin” He has since passed away. So it was with great interest that I naturally view the movie” Killing Kennedy” on the National Geographic channel based on the book by Bill O’Reilly which I am also currently reading.
The movie was directed by Ridley Scott who is best known for films like “Blade Runner”, “Thelma and Louise” and many others. I was very much surprised that the film struck straight to the facts. No loosely based story or taking liberties like so many supposedly true movies do today. It was like you were actually viewing history as it happened.
Rob Lowe portrays Kennedy and they do a remarkable job of making him look exactly like Kennedy even sounding like him. The last time I saw Kennedy portrayed so exactly was William Devane in “The Guns of August” back in the 70’s about the Cuban missile crisis. Killing Kennedy is interspersed with actual film clips from then with Walter Cronkite and Chet Huntley among others. New actress Ginnefer Goodwin plays Jackie and also looks and talks just like her. They have everything exact down to the slightest detail including her famous pink dress that later becomes blood splattered and matching pill box hat.
Another new actor Will Rothaar plays Oswald and Michelle Trachtenberg (who I remember from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series) plays Marina Oswald. These two characters are hard to get look-alikes for, but the film does a remarkable job. They even have Oswald posing in the exact same position of holding his rifle and marxist propaganda papers in his hand and him shooting General Walker (who was an outspoken anti-communist speaker) through his window and missing.
The film doesn’t delve into any conspiracy theories and sticks straight to the facts which makes it interesting and fast moving. In reading O’Reilly’s book he describes a scene with Jack Kennedy in the white house swimming pool with two lovely ladies when Jackie walks in on him just stares and walks away while a secret service agent tries to stop her. I was surprised to see this scene in there also done so exactly. O’Reilly’s book does delve into Kennedy’s sexual prowness and the secret service covering up for him with Jackie and the fact that Jackie knew but, never said anything. I thought the movie was done perfectly and I remembered every incident portrayed so accurately in it. The only thing they didn’t show was Gov. Connolly turning to Jack in the car right before he was killed and saying that now famous quote, ”Well Mr. President you can’t say Dallas doesn‘t love you today.”
I’ve read most of the conspiracy theories over the years all of which are interesting, some more plausible than others and naturally the further away you get from such incidents it is easier to imagine more things happened than really did. The only question I have is how does a guy like Oswald who was known for missing the targets on the shooting range while in the marines and misses a general right outside his window with a rifle with a scope on it suddenly pull off the crime of the century with a moving target and a rifle not known for its’ accuracy and handling? We’ll probably never know and can only speculate.
Many reviewers are saying the movie lacks authenticity and lackluster.I guess these reviewers are so into seeing emotion and characterization in movies today or weren’t around when it happened to notice that this is not a so called docudrama, but an a actual,accurate depiction of real events. To those critics I say “Life is not always like the movies you know.” If you get a chance to see Killing Kennedy on cable or DVD then by all means do so. In the meantime check out the link below for some scenes from the movie. I also have a link lto Mark Lane’s film Rush to Judgement which shows actual interviews with Oswald and the Dallas police. I report you decide.
Obama is totally out of touch with what’s going on with his Obamcare and not in touch with the people at all. In fact a new CBS poll shows him at a 37% approval rate and 57% disapproval rate and things that are happening with the website are like something out of a Mad Magazine parody. Obama says he doesn’t know what’s going on and reads everything from the papers. I guess that’s what happens when you go on too many vacations all the time. Just when the Obamacare experience appears to be able to go no lower – the website malfunctions, millions of policies are canceled outright, only thousands are able to sign up via online offerings, prices for policies are skyrocketing, and more –
In Colorado a man went to sign up for Obamcare and his dog got signed up instead. Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, says his dog Baxter received a letter informing him that a health insurance account had been opened in his name through Connect for Health Colorado.
“I thought, ‘Wow, this is so awesome,’” Smith said with a laugh. “They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie.”
Smith had called Connect for Health Colorado to sign himself up for insurance because his old plan was cancelled due to Obamacare.
He’s not sure exactly how the confirmation letter went to his dog, but he says he thinks it’s because of a series of security questions a representative asked him over the phone.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius went to a special media gathering to promote Obamcare and helped a woman sign up for Obamacare only to have the computer crash and a sign came up saying the site was down.
So far people connected with the site say 70% of the site isn’t finished yet. They have had three years to get this up and running and spent almost a trillion dollars on it and it still doesn’t work. Meanwhile kids all over are creating websites and selling things off of them and a group of college techies got a similar website up and running for nothing, yet this administration can’t get the website to work. Obamacare has since been compromised by hackers and people’s private information has leaked out. Friends, you can’t make this stuff up!!!
The latest HHS report says to expect a new wave of cancellations to the tune of 60-100 million more cancellations by the mid-term elections next year in addition to the five million already cancelled. The administration admitted they knew back in 2010 that there would be cancellations and now say they won’t be able to meet the deadline slated for the end of the month. Cancellations are expected to hit small businesses and some large businesses too.
The latest CBS poll shows only 7% say to keep the plan as is, 48% said it needs some changes and 43% said to repeal it all together.
People lost their plans, can’t get a new plan and are being fined for not getting the Obama plan. Meanwhile Obama is blaming republicans for Obamacare failures. That’s it. When all else fails blame Bush. No, folks, you can’t make this stuff up.
In poll after poll after poll, people are saying Obama is dishonest and not trustworthy, he’s not a strong leader and doesn’t understand the problems of the people. I said that at the beginning of his term back in 2008. A recent Rasmussen poll also showed if the election were held today, Romney would win, but it’s too late now. I guess chalk it up to buyer’s remorse.
ANALYSIS: 50 to 100 million insurance cancellations coming...
Small business owner tells Congress health law 'driving me to drink'...
CO man signs up — his dog gets covered instead… *
I was reading section of the Obamcare survival guide and it stated that there are 90,000 doctors in the country and 30,000 would be layed off due to Obamacare. Well now it’s happening as United Health has stated they plan to lay off thousands of doctors in 10 states.
The House voted on a bill that would allow insurance plans to sell to people that would allow them to keep their doctors.
The U.S. House Friday passed a bill that would allow health insurance companies to keep selling policies that don’t comply with Affordable Care Act standards.
The 261-157 vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., included 39 Democrats.
The plan would allow companies to sell non-compliant policies to current and new customers, and wouldn’t require the providers to alert consumers about the required ACA benefits that are not included.
This plan was supported by 39 democrats who defected and went with the republicans. It is a fair act but opponents like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid say it under minds Obamcare and Obama himself said he would veto any bill like that that comes to his desk. He is ruling like a king and not a president of the people. He rules by executive orders more than any president ever has and does just what the wants. I’ve said it before, Obamacare is not about health care, but about power as the government takes over one sixth of the U.S. economy from the private sector. Besides, most people have healthcare. If you go to any emergency room there are signs saying no patient can be denied. If a person doesn’t have insurance there are many ways to overcome that thru either charity care, or passing it onto the state or referring them to hospitals that take charity cases.
Obama said he heard the American people after 5 million lost their health insurance and said they can have it extended for a year. This makes matters worse. He’s only doing it for the mid- term elections coming up next year. He met with the CEO’s of insurance companies and they told them they couldn’t do that once people are dropped because it would mean a lot of extra expense in paperwork and employee time. In other words Obama is saying we’ll give you your insurance back for one year then take it away from you again.
(Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company’s other healthcare business. The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services.
The Journal report said that doctors in at least 10 states were notified of being laid off the plans, some citing “significant changes and pressures in the healthcare environment.” According to the notices, the terminations can be appealed within 30 days.
Looks like it was the Democrats and Obama all along that was lying to the American people. And Harry Reid of the senate that was not allowing the GOP bills to come to the floor for a vote because Obama and Valerie Jarrett told him not to allow it for any reason. And it was Valerie Jarrett that told the President not to compromise or even talk to the GOP about the the Shut down of Government. Obama and Reid and Jarrett were the ones who planed that mess from the WH.
Based on new poll data the President’s approval rating hovers between 37-41%. This negative rating is the worst of his presidency and is due to the nightmarish launch of Obamacare, his signature program. In his news conference the other day, the President even admitted that he “fumbled” the rollout of Obamacare. It was due to his administration’s utter incompetence, and the waste, fraud and abuse that characterize Obamacare and every government program.
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While the country is being obsessed with Obamcare discussions, China revealed that its’ nuclear powered submarines can reach American cities and Iran and North Korea are arming and testing for such an event too and slowly, but surely they are drawing their plans against us. Does Obama know anything about this too or will we have to wait to hear him say he “read about it in the newspapers like everyone else” like he said about the NSA, IRS spying, Fast and Furious and Benghazi. By then it may be too late for millions of Americans.
Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counter balance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. With Obama in charge China sees how weak we really are. They don’t respect us nor do they fear us. Oh there was a time but its long past by at least 5 years ago. The only thing Obama is now concerned about is global warming. If the the Chinese launch it going to get plenty warm and quick. Obama has long planned for the United States to be removed as the world’s only remaining super power. He has done everything he possibly could to push an agenda to destroy the United States any way he can and is doing it turning us into a communist /socialist nation.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force and later Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama. Obama has removed 195 top officers over the last five years.
“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.
“I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”
People scoff and say these countries are small and don’t have a delivery system,but consider what Dr.Peter Fry,Director of theTask Force on Natronal and Homeland Security said recently in an interview with World Net Daily:
The most devastating threat is posed by an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, and a former member of the congressional EMP commission says both the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs are focused on taking out our nation’s power grids.
“It is why Iran wants the bomb. We know that from the EMP commission because, in their open source-military writings, they describe using a nuclear weapon to eliminate the United States as an actor from the world stage by means of an EMP attack,” said Dr. Peter Pry, who is also executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.
“Let’s not forget that earlier this year North Korea, which has the bomb and, in fact, we assess they probably have what are called super EMP nuclear weapons, which is a nuclear weapon specifically designed to make the EMP effect. That’s why all three of their nuclear tests have been so low yield. They’re designed to produce gamma rays, not a big explosion. It’s the gamma rays that make the EMP effect,” Pry told WND. “North Korea, in April, threatened to destroy the United States. The evidence is right there in the headlines if people would only pay attention to them.”
General Boykin has also backed up the EMP attack theory and has said all Iran has to do is launch a nuclear missile from International waters and explode it 100 miles over us and the shear vibration would knock out all our grids and most people would die in about five days if not from starvation and lack of power then by radiation from the bomb.
Unlike his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose hateful rhetoric made him easy to dismiss, the new Iranian president hides his dangerous views beneath a veneer of charm. Even with sanctioins against them,Iran is going ahead with their nuclear technology and has said they already have 32 nuclear facilities around the country. They don’t care about their own people so sanctions don’t bother them. North Korea has already detonated three nucelar bomb explosion tests. While these countries are building up on their weapons and supply, Obama is deliberately dismanteling ours and disarming us. He has already closed down the missile bases outside Poland which were interceptor missiles and had decreased our nuclar arsenal quite substantially. Yes all this is going on while we are distracted by Obamacare.
David Letterman has his top ten list so I am having my top 6 list of Obamacare lies starting with No.6 and working down to No. 1. Here we go:
6) Obamcare is a website where you can go and compare and purchase healthcare plans just like you would buy a TV on Amazon. (Tell that to the millions who have had trouble logging on).
5) The plan I’m proposing will reduce the deficit by 4 trillion dollars over the long term. (He’s already doubled the debt and deficit and has spent more than all the presidents put together from Washington to Bush. We are now at 17 trillion).
4) The plan I’m proposing will cost 900 billion (It’s already almost two trillion with a capital ’T’ and rising).
3) I want to lower premiums by $2500 per family (Families are seeing their premiums rise as much as $7000 for a family of four).
2) If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.(Health plans are dropping doctors by the thousands. Obamcare’s plan calls for eventually laying off 30,000 doctors out of the 90,000 we have).
And the No. 1 lie about Obamcare is: If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan ( Obama has said he prefers single payer where we all are responsible to the government which is what Obamcare is all about. It’s not about healthcare, but about control).
Recently on Sean Hannity’s TV show, Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan said “Obamcare is ruining insurance for 85% of the people who have it in favor of 15% of the people who don’t.” He is so right.
Bill O’Reilly has it right when he said recently, “People don’t care if it doesn’t concern them. Guns to the Mexican cartels no big deal, four people assasinated in Benghazi,no big deal, but Obamacare affects everyone so now they are concerned.”
Now everyone is unhappy as more and more people get cancellations than signed up for Obamacare. Even liberals are finally waking up. Democrat strategist Kirsten Powers (whom I’ve noticed is slowly coming around) had her insurance dropped and found out she has to spend $300 more for the same deductible in another company.
We spent $684 million dollars of taxpayer money for something that doesn’t work. They never did security checks on it and personal information can be revealed. Even creators of it admitted they can’t log into it. Sean Hannity recently had a CEO of a software company on his show who said he could do the same thing and create a website for 1 million dollars. Obamcare is causing people to lose their jobs as companies layoff and cut back to save expenses and the cost of Obamcare. The rhetoric versus the reality doesn’t match. The people were promised one thing and they are not getting it. They were grossly irresponsible with our money. As Ray Stevens says in his song ‘We the People’, “I don’t think it’s one bit funny/how they take so much of our money/ and do things with it I don’t understand.”
Speaking of Sean Hannity, Obama said you can call the 800 number for Obamcare and register there so Sean did just that on his radio show. The woman who answered was very polite and courteous and truthful and answered all his questions to his satisfaction. Because she spoke with him she was fired. Sean checked with his accountant and is gifting her $13,000 for her and $13,000 for her son bringing a total of $26,000 which was her yearly salary. Sean also set up a website for a job for her . He also had her on his TV show last night. She got hundreds of offers and is taking one. Sean is very generous that way and has helped people in the past. He had the scholarship fund with Oliver North for kids whose parents were killed in wars. That’s more than Obama would do.