Good enough for you….but not for Congress

The ruling class of government  continue to stick their nose up ….right in front of us and in blatant fashion. Those very elected representatives that pushed ObamaCare onto the citizens of this country because it is such a great system and is needed – are now exempt from participating themselves in it.

On Wednesday, August 7th Congress and their staff was provided a waiver to participation in ObamaCare. While the rest of us are REQUIRED to abide by the new laws – those that boasted about its ability to provide more coverage, cheaper – are now exempt.

President Obama has granted over 1200 waivers to political friends and supporters – including many supportive unions and big business. Like a bouncer outside a night club seeing a pretty girl approaching  – – the “privileged” are getting a pass. “Members Only“…..and guess what….we’re not members.

Below is a video from just a few months ago where Congressman Harry Reid states that ObamaCare is “wonderful” for America. Of course – now Congressman Reid has received an exemption from this “wonderful” law.

 

 

Even more ridiculous is the very Federal organization responsbile for ObamaCare oversite does not want to have anything to do with it.  Witness below IRS Chief acknowledging he does not want to participate in ObamaCare. He wants to keep what he already has. I wonder why.

 

 

ObamaCare is just another out of control Federal freight train speeding towards us ready to slip off the tracks adding to the massive disaster pile along with the likes of Social Security, US Postal Service, Medicaid, Immigration Reform, No Child Left Behind, and many more. This most recent action releasing Congress from being under the umbrella of ObamaCare is another example of the Ruling Class saying “screw you!” 

Get ready folks – this is going to be worse than sliding down a razor blade and falling into a pool of alcohol.

Rourke


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9 Comments

  1. This has always had the feel of a classic horror story. Scientists, hidden away and likely mad, gathering together a collection of parts with the goal of creating something of an as yet unknown greatness. Things of course don’t work out as planned. The greatness is never realized, it falls away to uncover a haphazardly stitched together and grotesquely deformed creature. The creature, as delusional as it’s creators, quickly turns into the monster that others had warned about all along. Throughout the story the creature’s designers understand that the national wonder they had intended to create is, in all reality a horrifyingly hideous thing. But for whatever reasons, today they insist that it isn’t a monster at all but rather a great deed, deserving an envious stature, if not for our ignorance we would feel lucky to have been so blessed to have this creature in our lives, though now they tell us this from behind the safety of a great wall were the monster can’t possibly reach them. It’s at this point in the story line that the villagers, realizing the peril they face, grab their pitchforks, sling blades and hay rakes, light their torches and move to rid their land of the creature and, in turn, punish it’s creators. It appears though, that in this latest version of this classic horror story….. Frankenstein’s monster wins….

    It’s impossible to know how history’s judgment will view all this. Clearly, in academia it will be written as a great success, a transformational moment for the better. But out here… away from the place where failure carries no cost, away from the echo chamber of DC … we see things differently. It would give me great satisfaction if in the future our great grandchildren read about how the villagers did rise up. That those in government who, in the wee hours of the morning, behind closed doors, made this the law of the land and in doing so became as wanted and as hunted down as Nazi war criminals. How Nancy and Harry and all the rest were run out of office, and forced to flee from society. How many left the country for fear of retribution, and that those who stayed were forced into witness protection programs and suffered through multiple, Obamacare funded cosmetic surgeries in repeated attempts at disguising their identities from the world…. And that the scalpels used for those surgeries were as dull as a butter knife. Just the thought makes me smile…

  2. congress didn’t exempt themselves from obamacare because it’s a lousy program–they did it because they have something much better! their benefit package rivals that of ceo’s of major corporations; why should they give it up? obamacare is way better than the system we peons put up with now, but if our fearless leaders gave up their solid-gold perks and came down to our level, they might not be able to do their jobs as efficiently. then what? waste, corruption, mismanagement! Anarchy! CHAOS!! then they might have to evacuate with their families to secret bunkers, where they could live in comfort until the difficulties were over and they could emerge to lead us back to glory and global domination. or whatever.

  3. I have been an ER nurse for years and watched people use it as a primary care provider because they had no insurance. They work but could not afford the premiums. Now the price of healthcare and premiums have greatly increased because of that practice. Politicians have always gotten a free pass because of the perks of their jobs. Obamacare is a way for everyone to have access to insurance and healthcare. If you were unaware, when in the ER, you are not asked for payment. Everyone is entitled to be screened and treated regardless if they have insurance or not.

  4. There are some good parts to Obama care but, haveing the politicians lie to us and shove it down our throats is wrong. I have worked for some companies where the offered health caare was a bad joke, but this situation is like George Orwell’s 1984. When this fiasco was first put forward I called my senatore and I was told they had read the whole bill, my reply was either they were lying or they wre the only ones who had read it and did not understand it.

  5. @teabag; “why should they give it up?” Maybe because it’s the law. Not just written into the Affordable Care Act itself, which it is, but also covered under the CAA. “obamacare is way better than the system we peons put up with now”- this is a suspiciously naive statement. “we peons” and “down to our level”- I sense some ‘self esteem’ issues. “they might not be able to do their jobs as efficiently.” …giggle… “then what? waste,” …chuckle… “corruption, mismanagement!” …BaHahahahahaHahahahah.. cough.. wheeze… HahahahaHahahah…. Are these the same efficiencies used to run the V.A., FEMA, HUD, and all the rest?

    @jo; I hate to break it to you but under the ACA we will still be robbing Peter to Pay Paul, only now we will be robbing Peter to pay the insurance bill for the deck hands on Paul’s yacht.

    It’s pretty basic, you don’t reward incompetence with more responsibility. You don’t replace a somewhat broken and unfair system with another somewhat broken and unfair system just because it’s broken and unfair in different places. The new system is driving faster price increases, HHS admits it will still leave 30 million without insurance… when we started all this the number of uninsured was 45 million. It’s killing medical device manufacturing and on and on I could go…. but really… what’s the point.

  6. I don’t believe that the true intent was healthcare. I see it as a backdoor, sneaky way to obtain and centralize information. The formation of a massive database, designed so any government agency can access your most personal secrets. Secondary to this scam, was a government take over of the healthcare industry. As with the banks, the auto industry, the major insurance companies, the power hungry Socialists in DC want to control who gets care, what care costs, etc. I am vehemently opposed to the whole Obamacare project. I paid for my families care by serving in the Armed Forces for 30 years. My own care is SUPPOSED to be insured as a disabled veteran by the VA. I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR ANYONE ELSE’S! I damn sure don’t want the IRS, FBI or ATF knowing what prescriptions I take. Let’s face it, the last thing the country needed in the middle of a Recession was a program that would prevent employers from hiring! This has been a scandal from Day One!

  7. It has been all about what Obama thinks is right for all of us, But what the hell does he KNOW what’s good for all of US, When he can’t Stand Up straight for ALL OF US. & what in Office President in the Past was on Jay Lenno while still in Office ? & Bragging about only Spending a Million Dollars of the Frivalous Stuff while on his Last trip around the Globe. ? I think you all need to read whata School teacher Wrote to Obama & even Signed here Name to it !
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    I personally say we should IMMPEACH OUR WORTHLESS PRESIDENT FOR HIS CRIMES AGAINST ALL AMERICAN’s, Before HE can SCREW UP OUR COUNRTY FURTHER.
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    Give this teacher and true American a standing ovation.
    This 4th gr…ade teacher has said it all, and she was brave enough to attach her name to it.

    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washingt…on, DC 20500

    Mr. Obama:
    I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

    You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

    I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

    Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

    Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia …. You didn’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

    You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey …… You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

    You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

    What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!
    Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

    I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

    I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

    Sincerely,
    Every real American
    P.S. I rarely ask that emails be ‘passed around’……………..PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL LIST……it’s past time for all Americans to wake up!

    Ms Kathleen Lyday
    Fourth Grade Teacher
    Grandview Elementary School
    11470 Hwy . C
    Hillsboro , MO 63050

    (This woman may lose her job for this letter.. I believe we owe it to her for expressing the outrage that we feel but fail to address. PLEASE PASS THIS ON OR SHARE IT in it’s entire-ness.)

  8. While I agree with most of the content of her letter, I question the logic in mailing it to the White House. She probably was placed on a Terrorist Watch List. I am sure that Big Brother is watching all of us on these Survival/Preparedness sites. We paint a huge target on our backs by exercising our First Amendment Rights (many times advocating our 2nd & 4th Amendment liberties as well). But, sending critical material directly to our Marxist Moslem Chief Executive is more risk than I would be willing to take. Will Barry have a change of heart and abandon his deliberate destruction of America as a Capitalist, FREE nation based on anything the common man says? Highly unlikely! I think the only way we can prevent our country’s demise is to expose the scandals (past and present) and force the few legislators that have morals/standards/reverence to the Constitution to exercise Articles Of Impeachment.

  9. mr. gault: “why should they?” was a rhetorical question.
    you do replace a broken system with another broken system if that’s all your corrupt congress (R & D both) will allow you to do. if you can’t walk the whole course at once, sometimes taking the first step is better than nothing. and yes, it seems that the new system is driving price increases, and that’s because many providers see the end of the gravy train coming and they want to make sure they line their pockets while they still can. that’s called greed, something we can’t legislate away. we will never have a health care system that works for our huge technological society until we have a single-payer option as they do in other “developed” countries, but at least obamacare fixes some of the worst gaps and helps some of the people who need help the most. in my book, that’s a step worth taking, and in the meantime we can work for the day when we can do better.
    anyway, once the shtf most of us will be weeded out by natural selection, and the survivors can do whatever they want, right?

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