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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:30 am

To the Editor:

“Obamacare” (Affordable Care Act) is causing Americans to lose their existing self paying health insurance policies that they are happy with and can afford.

President Obama and his administration knew 2010 that people would lose their substandard policies according to the HHS and government guidelines.

These people would be forced to federal exchanges to purchase supposedly better policies at higher premiums, higher out-of-pocket deductibles and higher co-pays.

This was written in the law, ensuring higher participation and guaranteed monies for the subsidies.

If the truth had been told to Americans, ACA would never have passed.

The lies were told for a reason, and that was to get his legacy rammed through and down our throats. Once a law, it has to be adhered to.              

He knew along with Kathleen Sebelius’ ACA website was not ready for rollout on Oct. 1. So far, this website has cost the American taxpayers $800 million and isn’t even totally fixed or secure, so your personal information is at risk of being hacked.

How much longer do we have to put up with his deceptive policies?

The midterm 2014 election of the Senate should be the determining factor if Democrats are kicked out of office and replaced with Republicans.

Maybe then, this debacle of a government heath care law can be repealed and replaced with another plan that is more sensible and fair to everyone.

Just maybe, the lies will slow to a trickle or just cease altogether. Wishful thinking, I believe.                

Socialism, and this is what this ACA law resembles, is a nasty word in my vocabulary.

Earlene Eidenier

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15 comments:

  • Roody2 posted at 7:16 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 319

    This guy got it right...

    William J. H. Boetcker’s "The Ten Cannots" (1916):

    1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    3. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
    4. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    5. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    6. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    9. You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
    10. And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

     
  • Eliza posted at 10:35 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 867

    @ The radicals of the 60s have become the leaders today. You know, the ones who
    believe and operate as "the end justifies the means". ..Saul Alinsky types.


    I believe mama you like to pretend you know all about what goes on in the military, but until ,you have lived the life yourself, I would advise you to stop making statements as if you know what is good for the people who have been, or are military and do know what they're talking of. Since you areonly making yourself look foolish.

    I have never been a soldier myself, but I have been military and have saw, those that have been injured ,choppers full being unloaded, I have saw faces that ended up dying in the name of the country, I have saw men and now women with no arms or legs due to their service. So don't try to pretend you are some kind of Florence Nightingale and the only one who has ever been inside a military hospital ward.

    Fran ask a good question ,why aren't you concerned mama about all the lies, NSA snooping, IRS harassing, Benghazi, Fast & Furious cover ups, illegal voting , fundamental change in a good health care system AND opulent vacations at the expense of taxpayers to name a few.
    If you can sit and say there isn't any truth to any of it, I don't think you know as much as you think you do.
    But if you can admit there is a problem with the present admin. Then you must see there's a reason to change the direction the country is headed.
    I hope you wise up to the truth.

    Know The enemies teacher

    Saul Alinsky;

    Though published for the new generation of counterculture-era organizers in 1971, Alinsky's principles have been successfully applied over the last four decades by numerous government, labor, community, and congregation-based organizations, and the main themes of his organizational methods that were elucidated upon in Rules for Radicals have been recurring elements in political campaigns in recent years.

    The first chapter of Rules for Radicals states the exact purpose of the book. Alinsky began with the statement "what follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be." He continued by breaking down the class structures in America during that time and introduced the three main socioeconomic levels of society. First are the “Haves” or upper class who want to preserve the status quo, under which they possess the money and power in society. The “Haves” are the smallest group in Alinsky’s social structure, but despite this, they remain the most powerful due to the vast amount of resources available to them. The second group is the “Have-little, Want-mores” which represent the middle class, the largest class of people in America at the time. Alinsky believed this group to have the greatest potential power in the current social climate but were also the hardest to sway to a cause due to their overall contentment compared to the poorer classes. Last are the “Have-nots” or those in poverty. Alinsky saw this class as the most volatile and easy to organize and spent the majority of his career working with the “Have-nots” to implement change in communities across the United States.

    The rules
    1.“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."
    2.“Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
    3.“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
    4.“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
    5.“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
    6.“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
    7.“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
    8.“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
    9.“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
    10."The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."
    11.“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
    12.“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
    13.“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”


     
  • Fran posted at 5:42 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Fran Posts: 54

    For Mama Griz:
    Please save the cool aid for yourself. I was one who as an individual augmentee volunteered and served over "in country" before and returned before the one year train up it took for units at Ft Hood to be able to deploy in theater. I have seen things, that you never knew. One, we went to Afhanistan to go after the guy who bombed us on 9/11. While there, the media in the U.S. gave Saddam a year worth of advance warning like everyday, that we were going to invade... none of which were for fictional reasons as you state...in fact, Saddam had his chemical weapons moved along with the Iraqi treasury full of gold to Syria. Do you remember back then when Saddam was supplying the $10000 reward for each suicidal bomber's family? How about the killing of the Kurdish people with chemical weapons, which is against laws of the United Nations. Please refrain from ignoring what did happen in history, because you seek to diminish President Bush. He was a very good Commander in Chief and
    one whom I would go to war for again, unlike what we have these days.

     
  • Bubba posted at 1:11 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 752

    Real Americans know that our campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan were neither contrived or fictional.

    Those who continue to lie about this are simply veteran haters and America haters, and obama and hillary lovers, who perhaps should move to North Korea. They will fit right in.

    Real Americans have known for a long time, and now it has been publicly revealed, that both obama and hillary stabbed our troops in the back for the sake of politics and winning elections, to empower themselves. They sold out their country and its military for their own gain. Their followers are no different or any better than the long list of useful idiots that have done more harm to America than anything else.

    It is time to weed these vermin out of our society and restore freedom.

     
  • Mamma Griz posted at 10:03 am on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Mamma Griz Posts: 257

    What about the TWO wars that were started for fictional reasons. The one, Iraq, is "over" at the cost of some 4,000 of our military personnel KIILLED and thousands more disabled. And yes, PTSD is a disability. Maybe the second one, Afghanistan, will wind down some day-- and how many military personnel have we lost in that one, and how many have been disabled in that one.

    Why don't people visit a veterans' cemetery and see what the Iraq war has done-- and see what the Afghanistan war is doing. Visit a veterans hospital for the same reason.

    Thank God that I can't be arrested for what I'm thinking about some of these holier-than-thou people who think everything was beautiful years ago and it has all gone to h*** now.

     
  • Fran posted at 12:31 pm on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    Fran Posts: 54

    I find it strange, that people are not outraged by all the lies, NSA snooping, IRS harassing, Bengazzi, Fast & Furious cover ups, illegal voting , fundamental change in a good health care system AND opulent vacations at the expense of taxpayers to name a few.

    But, all one has to do is step back and look at the big picture. Its not just about lying. Its about profound deception. Its about changing America into something that is like the old Soviet Union, but without the stigma of the name.

    The radicals of the 60s have become the leaders today. You know, the ones who
    believe and operate as "the end justifies the means". ..Saul Alinsky types.

    You know they are lying only when they are smiling.

    Now as far as the 2014 upcoming elections....the democratic spin has already begun and hopefully, those who were intimated by fear mongering such as the advertisement of
    Paul Ryan pushing Granny off the cliff, Flukes' free birth control prescriptions and others topics demeaning the Republicans, will have wised up. But, I am not too confident that people have....they want that "free" stuff, like obamacare. Its only free in you do not pay Federal Taxes.

     
  • Roody2 posted at 6:11 pm on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    Roody2 Posts: 319

    Yes, Pete, great points!

    …First point being, “Politicians lie!” They certainly do. Some more than others.

    Second point is that those pro-life people just aren’t realistic! They really do think people should take responsibility for their actions. Absurd!

    I don’t think there’s anything written that says we should have to be responsible for our own actions… and if there is, I’m sure it was written by a Republican because we already know they hate women. In fact, I heard on the news that Republicans have waged a war on them! Terrible! What country do they think this is, Afghanistan?

    Thanks to Obama and the Democrats for “affordable care.” Women can now take a chance and let the wee ones live because the Democrats in office will assure them a great life that “the baby daddy” can’t provide for them. (I think there are statistics to prove when government helps, things get better.)

    Anyway, who cares if government doesn’t have the money? The important thing is I don’t have to ruin my plans either way!

    Ah, yes. Government providing for our every need… that’s what makes America great!

     
  • Eliza posted at 7:15 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 867

    A message (bottom below from West Texas area ) I passed onto an acquaintance showing the possible repercussions of having And not having Obamacare. I don't know about any of the rest, but the below situation will hurt a lot of the younger crowd and 'the workers' of the country that I know.
    The message stated several more things of what they see is to come ,however the bottom below was involving with the numbers and punishments if the people didn't do what they were told. All people /All Races will be included
    -------------

    On Sunday, December 29, 2013
    I received this a short time ago from a guy who works in Oil Industry in West Texas,
    the numbers it quotes sound interesting and outlandish.
    Do you realize, there are so many people in the country, who won't even be able to understand what they're being told, when signing up for this Obama Game plan of an Ins. Program.
    ------------

    RE: OBAMACARE A comment posted on the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

    "I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 AM. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually. I chose tier 2 "Silver Plan" and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I "opt-out" and cho...se to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. Informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the "REPERCUSSIONS PORTION" for "non-payment" of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with "Non-Payment" and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy "Automatically withdraw" your "penalties" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is "Free" or even "Affordable."

     
  • Viktor posted at 10:28 pm on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Viktor Posts: 317

    @Pete: Great points.

     
  • Smithjr38 posted at 10:30 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Smithjr38 Posts: 114

    Is it not ironic that the first black President has destroyed the USA and made us all black and white slaves to his policies and regulations. And now that fool Reid has made it easy for Obama polices to keep cursing the USA long after he leaves office by appointing radical commies to the courts to keep Obama cures alive.

    The only thing that can save us is for the States to succeed from the Obama nation and appoint our own Supreme Court and other Judges so we can sue Obama and the Democrats whom support him including Hillary and Bill Clinton .

    And a party that will impeach Obama for volition of the separation of Church and State. as it is clear as a bell that Obama is still a member of Rev wrights church and under Rev Wrights policies is G** D** ing the USA

     
  • don76550 posted at 9:57 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    don76550 Posts: 64

    Then stop voting for democrats for any office. That party habitually tells the most egregious lies to get their agenda enacted. Obamacare would never have been enacted if the American people hadn't continuously been lied to about it and the low information voters believed those lies.

     
  • Pete posted at 9:40 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Pete Posts: 131

    Lies are evident anytime you see a politician's lips move.

    Amazes me that so many posters here in Central Texas are up in arms about the unborn, but once the trip down the birth canal is over, watch out and really watch out when you turn 18.

    An indigent Bell County resident is allowed to earn $389 a year or less to qualify for healthcare there. Texas Medicaid earning ceiling is 21% of the federal income poverty level. That equates to $2450 a year.

    It says a lot about Texas when 25% of its citizens have no or limited healthcare options, yet corporations are given tax breaks.

    What is says is, "Compassionate Conservatism" was always a lie.

     
  • Bubba posted at 7:52 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Bubba Posts: 752

    Impeach.

     
  • barbie500 posted at 7:37 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    barbie500 Posts: 143

    People have become a bunch of sheep. The president is a good speaker, even great, but the lies that come out of his mouth are shameful. And people believe him, I don't get it.

     
  • Eliza posted at 7:35 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Eliza Posts: 867

    @ Socialism, and this is what this ACA law resembles, is a nasty word in my vocabulary.
    ------

    The taking over of the heart & souls of the American People is what has started its trek down the road...Which are nasty words in my vocabulary.


    The Healthcare ruling mostly put into final effect by SCJ Roberts can be stopped. Any law can be reversed by a different congressional vote,
    It was not made into an Amendment.
    But the democratic side of the congress and senate are already bought men and women,(along with a few GOP/RINO's ). They are already tied into the idea of the Chaos of Obamacare.
    That's why, a changeover in the senate to a majority/GOP'S and, retaining a majority of GOP's in the congress needs to be seem to by the voters of the country.

    Those who value freedom of your mind and your body, had better think long and hard of what is happening and how to get All of us out of it. Voting the Liberal Democratic way won't be the answer.

    Take me at my word as a Loyal American who only wants to keep my country from being over run and all of our freedom of thoughts taken away.
    As the Col. stated in the movie WWSO, We are up against a harden enemy.

    .