Obama, the Anointed One, would be incapable of lying … wouldn’t he?
How about it Uncle Joe? Could it be true?
But, alas, it seems he does … again and again and again … ad nauseam!
Remember how, during the 2012 election campaign, Democrats denied that ObamaCare made $716 billion in cuts to Medicare in order to provide funding toward $1.9 trillion in new entitlement spending over the next ten years.
Well, guess what? It has begun and the truth will set you free! On Friday, the Obama administration revealed that it would significantly reduce funding for Medicare, a move that one health insurance analyst said “would turn almost every plan in the industry unprofitable.”
You would think some Cool Aid drinkers would begin to see the light … but they won’t! They are too damn stupid!
Health insurance stocks crashed following the announcement that a large part of the Medicare cuts would come from the successful Medicare Advantage program, a market-oriented system in which participants can choose coverage by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide all Part A and Part B benefits. This should actually come as no surprise, it is merely the Obama way … tax those things (people, programs, and things) that do work to pay for those things that will not work!
According to health care analyst Carl McDonald, the new rates proposed by the Obama administration will have the net effect of reducing payments to Medicare Advantage plans by seven to eight percent in 2014. McDonald projects:
If implemented, these rates and the program changes CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] is suggesting would be enormously disruptive to Medicare Advantage, likely forcing a number of smaller plans out of the business and creating disarray for many seniors.
According to Richard Foster, former chief actuary to the Medicare program, ObamaCare’s cuts to Medicare Advantage will likely force half of its current participants back into the old Medicare program, originated in 1965. It is estimated that this change will cost Medicare enrollees an average of $3,714 in 2017 alone.
Democrats have long been unfriendly toward the Medicare Advantage plan, which was passed as part of the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 and has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years. Today, more than 25 percent of seniors receive their health benefits through Medicare Advantage.
Last year it was revealed that, while AHIP was openly supporting ObamaCare and working on a deal with the White House, it was also secretly funneling over $100 million to the Chamber of Commerce to be spent on advertising designed to convince Americans that the new legislation should be defeated.
Sometimes, being able to say, “I told you so,” just isn’t enough!
“Either we ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in taxes or we’re going to have to ask seniors to pay more for Medicare. We can’t afford to do both. This is not class warfare, its math,” Obama stated to a cheering audience of cool aid drinking Obama-zombies.
“If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a teacher makes me a warrior for the middle class, I wear it as a badge of honor,” Obama proudly exclaimed!
Just the kind of words you would expect to send a shiver up the legs of eat-the-rich progressive-liberals who can’t wait to line up for their “free Obama money!” Sounds to me like he is working up to admitting he is a socialist. Maybe that will be in next week’s speech.
If what Obama is doing is not waging class warfare on higher earning Americans to win the votes of lazy socialist-minded welfare recipients, and if it is indeed just “math;” it is the fuzziest math I have ever seen. In fact … it is an outright lie. But then, Obama has never been one to let the truth get in the way of a good story!
Obama is basically saying that instead of having a spending problem, America has a revenue problem. This could not be further from the truth. The Obama administration’s spending frenzy is unsustainable. In fact, do you remember when Obama stated that the current deficit spending is “unsustainable.”
“We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said in May of 2009 at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”
I guess the wind must have changed, because now Obama, master of the “blame-everyone-but-me” game, is now trying to blame the “wealthiest Americans” for America’s economic woes. Of course, this is exactly what SEIU, ACORN, and Vote smart-minded people hear! It is definitely class warfare and one of Obama’s re-election strategies it to divide, create mode discord, and conquer. The truth is, however, it is simply re-election campaign rhetoric, it is dishonest, and it is definitely un-presidential.
It is time for Americans to stand up and demand to know what he means by “pay their fair share.” Obama keeps using the phrase “millionaires and billionaires” in his campaign speeches. This is part of his fuzzy new math … that defines anyone who earns $200,000 and more as a “millionaire and billionaire.” How does earning $200,000 equate to being a millionaire? The NEA and local teacher’s unions (strong Obama supporters all) have been trying to teach this “math” in our public schools for years
How does Obama define “fair share.” Real math shows that “wealthiest Americans” pay the majority of federal income taxes, while the only group not paying its “fair share” is the 47 percent of wage earners in this country who pay no federal income tax at all. Again … sounds like class warfare to me!
There is nothing stopping Obama’s good friend, Warren Buffet from paying more taxes. Obama said in hs jobs speech that Warren Buffet told him that he felt he should pay more taxes because he is wealthy and can afford to. Why then is Mr. Buffet fighting against paying $1 billion in the back taxes he owes. He should happily pay that and more!
Obama assumes that, we fly over Americans (because we do not live in New England or California), are too stupid to do the math. Obama tells us that if we just raise the taxes on “wealthy Americans,” the deficit problem will go away. This is simply not true and another example of Obama’s fuzzy math. Several independent researchers have done real number crunching (you know, the kind of math schools taught before our public schools became progressive-liberal “brainwashing programs” and the NEA began to re-write American history and develop curriculums based on political correctness).
The truth is that if the government actually confiscated 100 % of all income over $200,000 per year, the federal government would gain about $221 billion! So … if Obama were to actually be honest with his voters … this “revenue enhancement” would not even cover the $714 billion he spent on anti-poverty programs last year; never mind cover Obama’s increased spending for his American Jobs Act!
What Obama is really trying to do is to frame the 2012 election around race. If he can convince enough black and hispanic voters who are now upset with his performance that the Tea Party is racist, then he may have a chance at being re-elected in 2012. This is what Obama is secretly and desperately trying to do … and he has help from people I never would he suspected.
Morgan Freeman, a man I once respected as a man and an actor (I loved his roles in Invictus and Million Dollar Baby … among others) accused the Tea party of being racist in an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight saying,
“Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”
No Mr. Freeman. You are dead wrong. It is not that “We’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.” Are there racists in this country? Of course there are! On both sides. I would argue that anyone who wants to keep Obama in office just because he is black, and ignores the fact his is destroying our country … is a racist! But that is not what this is about!
It is the fact that Obama (whether he is black, white, bi-racial, or pink with purple polka dots) is destroying this country! His Soros-orchestrated policies are leading American down the same failed path that has already destroyed most of western culture … the path to big government with its sluggish bureaucratic centralized control, out-of-control spending, and unsustainable social welfare programs; that (while popular with 3rd and 4th generation welfare recipients and those with socialist or communist leanings) will lead this country to bankruptcy … just like it has Greece and most other EU member nations.
In case Morgan Freeman hasn’t noticed, Herman Cain is black … and a doing very well in Tea Party circles. I guess he would call Allen West, Marco Rubio, Alan Keyes, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, James White, and Stefani Carter racist!
I really like Herman Cain’s comments on Morgan Freeman’s “the Tea Party is racist” statement:
“Well, first of all, I doubt if Morgan Freeman, with all due respect, who is a great actor, has ever been to a Tea Party,” Cain said. “Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties … about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party.”
Cain, whose campaign is doing very well after winning the Florida straw poll, was quick to say that he was not offended by the Freeman’s remarks:
“I just think that it is sad that they’re so short-sighted in really understanding what the whole Tea Party citizen movement is all about,” he continued. “I’m not offended by it, because it doesn’t slow down my momentum. It doesn’t slow down the reaction that I get from people.”
“So, name-calling is something that’s going to continue in this, because they don’t know how to stop this movement. And this movement is making a big difference in politics, because a lot of the traditional Democrats are moving to the center or moving over to vote for conservatives. They’re taking another look at a Herman Cain.”
What scares Obama’s campaign so much is that they do not know how to stop the Tea Party movement! Normally, progressive-liberals would just buy them off. That is how, as van Jones said, the communists bought the Democratic party. In the past, they would just pass some massive pork spending bill and slip the money out the back door to pay off the trouble makers … and the problem goes away.
This tactic will not work on the Tea Party because the Tea Party is made up of American heartland-type Americans, including Republicans and Democrats, Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics. Tea Party members want to end just that kind of corrupt, Chicago-style, backroom deal making; and to get back to ideas like being proud to be an American, having a balanced budget, fiscal responsibility the federal government level, and yes … individual responsibility.
Progressive-liberals simply do not understand that kind of thinking. They kneel at the altar of big government and are petrified of the idea of Americans thinking for themselves and making decision without out their “guidance.” They have no choice but to resort to scare tactics and name calling. And … as November 2012 approaches it will get much worse!!
Despite what Morgan Freeman says, Obama’s re-election is a clear and present danger to this country’s future as the last standing bastion for individual freedom and liberty. Racism does not enter into the equation. It is a sad commentary on how far this country has fallen from the greatness our ancestors fought and struggled for, but the sad truth is that if enough voters are more motivated by the selfish entitlement mentality fostered by progressive-liberal’s over the last several decades, than by what is truly best for America and the majority of patriotic Americans living here, he can be re-elected. It is time for the silent majority to no longer be silent. It is time for conservatives to go against the nature and stand up and be heard … loudly and forcefully.