Support those that want to Save America!

Subject: YOU & I ARE members?

 All Politicians take a beating in latest polls!!!!

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Ted Cruz, and anyone that takes his similar positions, is trying to save America.  If the Republican establishment, the democRATS and their propaganda arm the mass media, and especially MSNBC (which I watch just to know what not believe) where everything is a lie attack these great, loyal Americans you can be sure they are the people we need to support!  We grass roots RepublICANS only have the Internet and word of mouth!  Use both every chance you get!  The once great USA is at the edge of the precipice and we have one foot going over!  It will take a mighty effort to save AMERICA!

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.  If all of us “old farts” have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire.  Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together.  Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true.  But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.
We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.  For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators.  A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many.  But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.  We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam.  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”  We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.  We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,  America , and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.  We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it.  It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.  We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land
we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

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You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all.  You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse.  With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’  Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it.  No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.

This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation.  We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.  So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”

Footnote:
This is spot on.  I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on.  I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.

Can you feel the ground shaking???
It’s not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

All Politicians take a beating in latest polls

National Constitution Center

By Scott Bomboy 1 hour ago

Polling numbers are starting to roll in after last week’s deal in Washington to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And it looks like the folks on Capitol Hill face some historically bad numbers that could foreshadow a rocky midterm election in 2014.

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In a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, the backlash seems to be mostly against Republicans, but other recent surveys spread the blame more equally.

The CNN poll said that 31 percent of those surveyed had more faith in House Republicans than President Obama to handle major problems facing the country. In comparison, 44 percent of people had more faith in President Obama.

That is actually a worse number than the GOP received in 1996, when Republicans faced criticism for a government shutdown that featured Speaker Newt Gingrich taking on President Bill Clinton. The bad feelings against the GOP in 1996 were seen as a contributing factor in Bob Dole’s defeat in that year’s election against Clinton.

Also in the CNN poll, 12 percent of people thought Congress was doing a good job, a number near its historic low of 10 percent, which was set last month. Back during the 1995-1996 shutdown, the congressional approval rating stood at 30 percent.

And in two other questions that might concern Republicans, the favorability rating of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was up 4 percentage points from late September, despite headlines about its website problems and withering attacks on the ACA by Republicans.

Americans also are clearly unhappy with John Boehner, with 63 percent saying he should be removed as Speaker of the House.

A Pew Research poll from last week showed low numbers for President Obama and Democrats, as well as the Republicans.

“Approval ratings for President Obama (43 percent approve), Democratic congressional leaders (31 percent) and GOP leaders (20 percent) all are at or near all-time lows, yet are not substantially more negative than they were in early September, a month before the shutdown started,” Pew said.

Pew said the 20 percent approval rating for GOP leaders was driven by unrest among Republicans.

In the Pew survey, 74 percent of Americans wanted to see most members of Congress defeated if they ran for re-election. That is a record in the survey for data gathered back to 1990 about midterm elections. (The previous record was 57 percent in 1996.)

Over at Gallup, polling data released Monday show that President Obama’s approval rating was down after the debt debacle, but not at its historic low.

It stands at 44.5 percent in his 19th quarter as president. In comparison, President George W. Bush had a 43.9 percent rating as the same point in his second term.

During the shutdown, other polls showed growing dissatisfaction with Congress.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll said 60 percent of those Americans surveyed said they would replace the entire Congress in the same election if they could—including their own representative. About 31 percent of those polled blamed Obama for the budget breakdown, while 44 percent blamed Republicans in Congress.

A Fox News poll from October 3 found that the disapproval rating of Congress stood at 81 percent. Fox said 45 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Democrats, in general, with the Republicans stood at 35 percent.

Another Gallup poll showed the favorability of the GOP fell 10 percent between September and October, to 28 percent, its lowest rating since Gallup started asking the question in 1992. The Democrats were down 4 percent to 43 percent for the same time period.

And in a telltale sign, 25 percent of Americans said they didn’t like either party.

About 60 percent of Americans—the same number that would vote out Congress—would favor the creation of a third political party.

Scott Bomboy is the editor in chief of the National Constitution Center.

Obama’s Shutdown of the Government!

ObamaShutdown              Al Battista Do you miss Bush yet? You recall $1.79 gas, unemployment under 5% until the democrats took over congress in Jan 2007! Look at the states run by repubs and compare them to the cities and states run by dems! Sanity vs upside-down, loony-bins! To see more read the blog below and see how much your state has as a cost for ObamaScare, Un-affordable Health Act!

WELCOME TO OBAMANATION FREEBY SEEKERS – AIN’T NOTHING FREE!!!

“I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. 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!!! ” This is a Face Book True Story from Carol.

  • Steve Paul Guess I’ll have to take Muslim classes so I can opt out without penalty.
  • Al Battista:  Wow! That’s worse than I thought! If you want to make something that seems expensive,but is actually rather fair, just let the government run it! Then WAtch THe COSts REALLy ESCALATE!
    By the way, forget where Barry Soetoro was born.  He was adopted by an Indonesian citizen, making him an Indonesian citizen educated in their muslim madrases!  Did Barry Soetoro Obama ever denounce his Indonesian citizenship?

I knew he was lying when I saw his lips move!

After listening to Obama’s speech today, and a brief encounter with two Obama worshiper’s, I decided to share the exchange, then add information on how to reach Obama and Reid, and tell them we are on to them, and it is blood on their hands this time! The republicans did all they could to keep the government open. It is the dems that caused this. If the rich corporations can get a one year extension, why can’t the little guy? If congress and their staffs can get financial consideration (because they cannot afford the Obama Un-affordable Health Care act) then how does Obama and his minions figure the average American with his $30,000 a year income can afford it? Those of you that are deluded into thinking Obama care is FREE, WAKE UP!

“You can live in the past if you wish, Richard and Catherine, but that doesn’t help us in the present! To address your incorrect history: Reagan saved the country from a disasterous Jimmy Carter presidency! Clinton’s so called”economic miracle” only happened because republicans Gingrich and Hastert controlled the House of Representatives while he was president. If the dems controlled it at that time, “our current day of disaster” would have come about much sooner. Yes, Bush did his share of screw-ups-but remember until the dems took over congress in January 2007 unemployment and most other indicators were doing quit well!

“Now, to the present: If everyone reading this wants government intrusion into the most personal part of living, do nothing! If you want to stop the UN-affordable Health care act, (called ObamaScare by many) you better write the White House and Harry Reed (LOL) in the Senate telling them, “Give the American people the same extension you gave the rich, billionaire Obama supporters! Also, if the overpaid, princes and princess bums in the beltway of DC can get major discounts & considerations on the cost of ObamaScare, why can’t the little guy?”

On this one the republicans are right, and you, Pres. Barry Soertero Obama are WRONG, Wrong, Wrong!

For an idea starter (use your own words) here is what we sent the clowns in Washington:
“Why can’t you listen to the people and the republicans and give the little guy the same extension
and financial considerations you gave your RICH Billionaire friends, unions and Congressional people.”

How to find them: google The White House and you will follow the comment/contact us buttons and send an email!
Phone “comments” and leave a message 202/456-1111
If you want to speak to a person 202/456-1414
Write: The White House
Pres. Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500 They want you to include an email address if you have one.

Each senator has his own method of contact on line. Harry Reid can be emailed at http://www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Phone Sen. Reid at 202/224-3542

I’ve contacted my two senators telling them to support the House of Representatives, Ted Cruz (202-224-5922), Rand Paul (202-224-4343), Mike Lee (202-224-5444), Marco Rubio (202-224-3041) and the other sane republicans trying to “save the nation from the pits of socialism.” You might want to call and thank these four wonderful “warriors for the people of America!” (If you disagree with Rubio on immigration, it’s a good chance to tell him, after the praise for standing up against the UN-affordable Health Care Act.)

The only value in looking back in history is to avoid making the same mistakes. Currently, it appears the repubs are leaning that lesson, and the dems are ignoring it! If you don’t believe me look at the cities and states run by democrats over the last 20 years, compared to the well run cities and states run by republican governors. Why hasn’t Washington learned socialism doesn’t work?

Back to the present.  I’ve been on medicare for some time now, but the last time I was employed I believe the cost of insurance for my family of four was about what the Obama plan is going to be for an individual.  In case you haven’t had a chance to see how much it will cost you if you are under 65, take a look at this chart and article:

The 50 States of Obamacare

MarketWatchBy Jen Wieczner | MarketWatch – 19 hours ago

  • A man is silhouetted behind a sign at an Affordable Care Act outreach event hosted by Planned Parenthood for the Latino community in Los Angeles, California September 28, 2013. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, begins next week on October 1. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)

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Obamacare may be a national health law, but it has a different price tag in each state.

Americans under age 65 who buy insurance through the new health exchanges starting Oct. 1 will pay the most in Wyoming and the least in Minnesota, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services officials.

The report analyzed rates in 47 states and Washington, D.C., including those already released by states running their own exchanges, as well as prices in 36 states where the federal government is running the marketplace. Hawaii, Kentucky and Massachusetts have yet to disclose their rates.

Minnesota has the lowest unsubsidized prices—and is the only state where middle-tier “silver” plans come in at under $200 a month. Monthly premiums for the state’s cheapest “bronze” plan (the lowest tier of coverage) average $144. In Wyoming, meanwhile, the cheapest bronze plans average $425, and silver plans start at $489. Across the country, bronze plans start on average at $249, and silver plans start at $310. (Among people eligible for subsidies, however, premiums will vary by income.)

Exchanges will also offer higher gold- and platinum-tier plans, but those will compete less on price than on quality, insurance consultants say. And government officials say 56% of the currently uninsured will be able to pay $100 or less per month after factoring in federal subsidies.

Excluding subsidies, a comparison of the premiums to the Congressional Budget Office’s earlier projections of $392 per month for the second-cheapest silver plan (on which government subsidies are based) shows that on average plans are costing 16% less. Indeed, the average price of the plan in Minnesota is only $192, or less than half of the projected amount. But the monthly cost is higher than the $392 estimate in seven states, topping $400 in Alaska, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont and Wyoming. The latter’s $516 price tag on the second-lowest-priced silver plan is nearly 32% higher than the forecast (see chart below).

Proponents of the health-care law say the data show that this new insurance not only covers services individual plans currently don’t, but, in the words of Kevin Lucia, a research professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms, “the premiums are definitely coming out more reasonably than anyone thought.”

Prices will still vary significantly by age, though. The HHS report is based on average costs for a 27-year-old, which are lower than what older people will pay. The overall state averages include everyone under 65, so younger Americans will likely pay less. In Oklahoma, for example, average monthly premiums for the lowest-cost bronze plan is only $114 for a 27-year-old, but the state average for the same plan is $60 more.

In general, states where more insurers are competing have lower rates, says Gary Cohen, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. States with average premiums in the lowest quartile had an average of eight insurance companies participating, while states with average premiums in the highest quartile only had three, according to the HHS report.

Exchanges in states with few insurers participating tend to be the most expensive. For example, Wyoming, the most expensive, and Alaska, the second-most expensive, each have just two insurance carriers competing for customers. New Jersey, which has four competing carriers, has prices slightly lower, followed by Delaware and South Dakota, where three insurance companies are participating in each state.

“The more vendors that are competing, the lower the rates are going to be,” says John Haslinger, vice president of ADP Strategic Advisory Services. But rates could also be higher in certain regions, he adds, because those areas have more people with pre-existing conditions and health risks, which in turn could deter insurers from competing.

Weighted average premiums in 48 states

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

* New York premiums are the same for all ages.
** Vermont premiums are the same for all ages.

NOTE: Premiums shown above are a weighted average of the lowest-cost silver plan, the second lowest cost silver plan, and the lowest cost bronze plan in each rating area within the 36 Supported State-based Marketplaces, State Partnership Marketplaces and Federally Facilitated Marketplaces as of Sept. 18, as well as 12 State-based Marketplaces. The rating area weights are constructed based on county-level population under the age of 65. For State-based Marketplaces, premiums are a weighted average across all rating areas for California and New York, and are for the entire state in Rhode Island and Vermont and in D.C. For the remaining states, premiums are for the following rating areas: Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Baltimore, Md.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle, Wash.  Age weighting for all states is based on expected age distribution in the marketplaces, estimated by the RAND Corporation.