Time to End All Obama Social Engineering Experiments!

Congress makes Stunning Decision on Trump’s Military Trans-Ban
By Constitution.com September 20, 2017

By Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council

When Congress sets records, they aren’t always good ones!

But yesterday, the Senate kept a good streak alive, passing the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 56th consecutive year. In a Capitol where regular order is rarer than a solar eclipse, the military’s spending bill is one of the few things Congress manages to approve on time. It hasn’t missed since West Side Story was in the theaters, and gas cost 27 cents a gallon.

But if there was ever a year when the streak might have snapped, it was this one. Apart from the hike in spending, liberal senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) threatened to make a stink about the president’s transgender policy. Despite being three of the most favorited tweets Donald Trump has ever posted, this pair was desperate to keep Obama’s dangerous social experiment alive. In comments to the press, they defended the gender confusion that’s been panned by the service chiefs, troops, and American people.

Gillibrand argued that “Our military is strongest when it represents the nation it serves.” In the end, that’s exactly who the president represented — a country who elected him to ignore the distractions of the last eight years and focus on the job at hand. And, as dozens of military leaders pointed out, that job was nearly impossible with Obama’s social engineering dogging their every move. Taxpayers didn’t escape the weight of it either, staring down a $3.7 billion tabfor the next 10 years of transgender surgeries, treatments, and lost deployment time. In a force devastated by two terms of budget cuts, cultural shifts, suicide, sexual assaults, and recruitment woes, no one wanted to fling open the doors to more politically-correct chaos — least of all the men and women in uniform.

Asked point-blank, almost 60 percent of active-duty military held a negative opinion of the decision to allow transgender troops to serve openly. More telling, more than half of that group said the policy change was having a terrible effect on military morale. In other words, it was unpopular, unproductive, and unreasonably expensive. Is it any wonder that one year after Barack Obama changed the policy, Trump changed it back? Like most Americans, he understands that the military’s job is to fight and win wars – not pander to a political agenda that weakens national security.

Fortunately, the majority of GOP leaders arrived at the same conclusion, refusing to give the Gillibrand-Collins amendment a second glance.

That’s in large part to the thousands of you who heeded our call and urged your senators to support the president’s guidance. As a result, the NDAA sailed through the Senate 89-8 — without even debating a return to the demoralizing policy of the last year. Instead they focused on the military’s real priorities: increased pay, missile defense, better equipment, and more troops. And while the bill isn’t entirely out of the woods — the House and Senate still have to agree on the final package in conference — this is a huge step in the right direction.

Our deepest thanks to the White House and all of you, who refused to stop fighting for the people fighting for us.

Reposted with Permission from the Family Research Council.

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Do Illegals Help or Hurt Our Economy?

WHAT IF THEY LEFT

Considering the Denver Post is a very liberal paper I’m surprised they published this.  This really shows how the hiring of illegal’s is a false economic practice.

Tina Griego is a Free-Lance reporter for the Denver Post.  She writes some really good stuff and she is a strong advocate for LEGAL Immigration homework on issues is part of her make-up and fabric ..

What if they left?

Somebody really did their homework on this one.  Best on the subject to date.  It does not have a political slant to it, it’s just the facts: Not Democratic, not Republican, not liberal and not conservative.

What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?
I, Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, “Mexican Visitor’s Lament.”
I interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting Denver last week.  Hernandez said, “Illegal aliens pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes.  What happens to your country’s economy if 20 million people go away?”
Hmmm, I thought, what would happen?
So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the FACTS I found below.

It’s a good question…  it deserves an honest answer.  Over 80% of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped.  But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America?  The answers I found may surprise you!

In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons.  It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested.  Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grandchildren would move back “home,” mostly to Mexico.  That would save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs.

It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.

Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens.  Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages.  At least200,000 vehicles would vanish from our gridlocked cities in Colorado.  Denver’s 4% unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America, the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home,’ the U.S.  economy would return to the rule of law.  Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage.  Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books.  That would result in an additional $401 billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push ‘1’ for Spanish or ‘2’ for English.  No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids.  Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually.  That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.

In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the ‘ 18th Street Gang’ would vanish from our nation.  No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans!  No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock.  Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!
America ‘s economy is drained.  Taxpayers are harmed.  Employers get rich.  Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to the aliens’ home countries by cash transfers.  Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America’s economy which currently suffers a $20 trillion debt.  $20 trillion debt!!!

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, costing us $109 billion per year per cycle.  At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Flo rida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act.
Americans wouldn’t suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country – brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities.  It would also put the ‘progressives’ on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11% of our greenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, California, in what the New York Times called, ‘colonias’ or new neighborhoods.  Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta w here grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse.  They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads, electricity, or any kind of sanitation.

The New York Times reported them to be America’s new ‘ Third World ‘ inside our own country.  Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias.  (I’ve seen them personally in Texas and Arizona; it’s sickening beyond anything you can imagine.)

By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico.  We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico.  We already invite a million people into our country legally annually, more than all other countries combined.  We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.
It’s time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.  Interesting Statistics!

Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them:
1.  $14 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare to illegal aliens (that’s Billion with a ‘B’)

3.  $7.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

4.  $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they still cannot speak a word of English

5.  $27 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6.  $3 Million Dollars ‘PER DAY’ is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.  That’s $1.2 Billion a year.

7.  28% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.

8.  $190 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

9.  $200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

10.  The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens.  In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.

11.  During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from other terrorist countries.  Over 10,000 of those were middle-eastern terrorists.  Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S  from the southern border.

12.  The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.
13.  In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $65 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.
14.  The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States!

Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!  $46 billion is 8.5% of $538 billion!!!!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS and my GIFT TO YOU!

 

“Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies… many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping…
The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.”

What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end many on the Right are thinking the war is over and are going back to sleep!

MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO MY FELLOW TRUMP SUPPORTERS IS DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT GO TO SLEEP!!!

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Trumpocalypse?

Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies…Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping…”
Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse – December 23, 2016 3205 Comments
Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies.

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.

Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.

What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end of the political spectrum interest in prepping is probably the lowest that it has ever been in the history of the modern prepper movement. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how it was like “a nuclear bomb went off in the prepping community“, and nothing has changed since that time.

In fact, since I originally wrote that article we have gotten some hard numbers that show how dramatically optimism about the future has surged among those on the right.

Just before the election, CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey found that only 15 percent of all Republicans believed that the economy would improve over the next year, but after the election that number skyrocketed all the way up to 74 percent.

But among Democrats it is a different story altogether. That same CNBC survey found that optimism about the economy on the left fell by more than half after the election. At this point, it is sitting at just 16 percent.

It would be hard to overstate how negatively many on the left feel about Trump. We have seen many of them take to the streets to angrily protest his election, and according to the BBC others have decided to stockpile food and guns “in preparation for social and economic collapse”…

In America, stockpiling weapons and food, in preparation for social and economic collapse, has tended to be the preserve of right-wing libertarians and foes of “big government”. But the Liberal Prepper Facebook group – up to now a small band – reports a big increase in enquiries.

“A lot of people are worried that not only will [a Trump presidency] fail but that it will fail spectacularly to the point that we are going to end up on in one or more critical situations that we are just not prepared for,” says Jeff, 36, one of the group’s members.

So could we see “social and economic collapse” under Trump?

Despite the wild optimism that we are seeing on the right at the moment, without a doubt this is a possibility.

It is funny how a single election can change our perspective on things so dramatically. During the Obama years, it seemed like the left was constantly talking about disarming everyone, but now Trump has sparked a renewed interest in gun ownership among many liberals. Prominent progressive author Ana Marie Cox is just one example…

Witness Ana Marie Cox, a popular progressive writer with gigs at MTV and the New York Times. “So who else has been researching basic disaster prep stuff?” she polled her Twitter audience on Wednesday. “Bc—congrats, right wingers—I do not trust the government to help anymore!” Her next tweet extended the holiday merriment to our nation’s Second Amendment enthusiasts: “Getting my rifle out of storage this week.”

And did you know that leftists even have their own gun organization?

It is known as “the Liberal Gun Club”, and since Trump’s victory it has experienced a huge surge in membership…

Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organization has seen a “huge” rise in enquiries since November’s election and a 10% increase in paid members.

US gun sales hit record levels in October amid fears a Hillary Clinton election victory would lead to draconian gun control measures.

The election of Donald Trump, who was backed by the National Rifle Association early on, was thought to bring an end to panic buying. Shares in gun manufacturers even dropped by as much as 18% following his victory.

Instead, FBI background checks for gun transactions soared to a new record for a single day – 185,713 – during the Black Friday sales on 25 November, according to gun control news site The Trace.

Many on the right have responded to Donald Trump’s election victory by deciding that the battle is over and that it is time to go to sleep. But many on the left have been suddenly awakened and are now preparing for extremely challenging times ahead.

I hate to say this, but in this case those on the left that are busily preparing are showing much more wisdom than many on the right that have chosen to abandon prepping altogether at this point.

Of course most of those on the left don’t really understand the storm that is approaching. All they know is that Trump is “really bad” and therefore they need to try to get through the next four years the best that they can. Here is more from the BBC…

“We are not looking for end of the world Mad Max-type scenarios, we are not looking at a zombie apocalypse,” says the author of a left wing survivalist blog, who also reports a surge in interest since Trump’s victory.

He says it is “fairly easy to predict” an economic collapse under Trump but adds: “No matter what, the country is still going to be here in four years, there’s going to be another election.”

I would have to agree that a major economic downturn is quite likely in the very near future. We have been on the greatest debt binge in history during the Obama years, and it is inevitable that this bubble will burst.

Donald Trump basically has two choices. He could try to prolong this debt bubble for as long as possible, but that would make the ultimate outcome even worse. Or he could try to deal with the crisis right away, but that would mean an extraordinary amount of pain for all of us.

No matter who won the election, we were going to have to deal with the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions sooner or later.

Let us certainly hope for the best, but without a doubt those that are preparing for challenging times ahead are showing incredible wisdom, and this includes both liberals and conservatives.

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Are We Letting Saul & Hillary Steal Our Country?

Staying home is not an option!  Voting for a third party option is an ignorant way to throw your vote away!  You either vote for the known disaster, Hillary Clinton, or vote for a person with no political experience, but has a great resume for creating jobs which is what our country needs right now!

What are the differences between Clinton & Trump? For 18 to 30 years, Clinton’s accusers have asked for justice. Trump’s accusers suddenly jump out of the woodwork a few weeks before the election. None of them have any historical record to prove their claims.

Clinton has a long history of being a sexual predator! Trump has a long history of being surrounded by the most beautiful women in the World, NEVER A HINT OF SCANDAL UNTIL A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION!

Clinton was taken to court and had to pay a victim. That took place only after man became president and had a few dollars. The reason all of the others failed to sue or prosecute him was his low paid jobs as governor and attorney general of Arkansas, and lawyers don’t take cases with no financial gain!  Also, he was one of the most powerful men in the state of Arkansas, so these women were afraid!  In certain cases even Hillary threatened the victim to protect her sexual predator husband! ( Or was she protecting her LUST to be the first woman president?)

Back to the accusers of Trump. I don’t believe any of them! TRUMP, A WEALTHY MAN, SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUED BY SOME OF THESE ACCUSERS IF THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH TODAY.  THEY WOULD HAVE AT LEAST BEEN ABLE TO GET SOME COMPENSATION FOR THEIR PAINS! I believe THESE ACCUSERS OF TRUMP ARE PART OF A COORDINATED CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY TRUMPS CHARACTER and his chance to win the election and fix our countries problems!

We need to ask ourselves “Why are so many of the BIG FINANCIAL INTERESTS, elitist democrats and republicans, and other connected people trying to destroy Trump’s character and candidacy!?!

ALSO ASK WHY ARE THE SUPPOSED FINANCIAL ELITIST, CLAIMED TO BE ENEMIES OF HILLARY, BACKING HER WITH SUCH LARGE DONATIONS?

TO FURTHER EXPLORE THE TRUMP PHENOMENON HERE IS answer to one of my dearest vet buddy, Norm Hummel who admits frustration to Trump’s rambling mouth: “Norm, I agree with you! Yet, keep in mind Trump is a blue collar builder! He is not a smooth politician that can talk out of the both sides of her/his mouth for 20 minutes, and not say anything! What we don’t like about him is what attracts us To him-he can say what he thinks, so we know where he stand for real!

“KEEP IN MIND, CLINTON, THE FBI PROTECTED CRIMINAL in charge of DOJ, IRS, CIA, NSA, NEARLY ALL OF THE MEDIA, DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND A HOST OF IGNORANT VOTERS, WILL RUN OVER US WORSE THAN HITLER DID OVER THE GERMANS!

“Trump, on the other hand will be closely watched by everyone-ESPECIALLY HIS FOLLOWERS- AND IF HE FARTS AT THE WRONG TIME WE WILL ALL JUMP HIM SO FAST (ESPECIALLY HIS FOLLOWERS). ALL HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO IS USE HIS EXPERTISE TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH wASHINGTON, THE DISTRICT OF CORRUPTION!

There is a further aspect to Trump that his enemies are using against him.  Trump is an Alpha male!  Below are some insights by military men about the Alpha male.  After considering these points and pondering the state of the world the Clinton/Obama administration will be leaving us, ask who would be better to get the world back in order-the one that participated in creating this mess, or fresh eyes with a history of making deals and fixing things?  I think the “DOER” Trump is the Alpha male for the job!

“…wars are won by Alpha Males… men and women may well be equal in the eyes of God, but they damned sure ain’t identical in the laws of physics and psychology.    Men are, by and large, bigger, stronger, faster…”

These comments by various military men may help you understand what is happening to our Defense Forces.  This is not to demean the wonderful women serving in our military.  They have been major players in every war!  While some women can do any job as well as any man, while some men could never do the jobs required in the military.  However, most women would not want to be the animal that is required to be a warrior.This fact is ignored by Barry Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Hi Dominic,
To the below, I wanted to add, we now have a woman as head of the Air Force Academy (As I understand it, the woman has never been a pilot). Also, a woman was recently promoted in the Navy to second in command of the Navy.  Our military future is dim.
Anthony
The sender, Col Don Person MD spent 42 years of active regular army service.
Commentary by COL (Ret) Fred Dibella, USMA Class of ’69 and former TAC of Company F2 at West Point:
“Ok, I’ve had all I can stomach.  I’m done.
The attached article illuminates a 2015 memo by the Secretary of the Army to worldwide Army Commands.  In it, he dictates that‘Commanders and soldiers will balance lactation support and readiness.’
Obama and his lackeys have now systematically laid the groundwork to accomplish what no battlefield enemy has ever done; that is, to emasculate the United States Military.   I honestly don’t know how he could have done it more effectively.  He’s dangerously downsized the force; he’s rooted out warriors like Stan McChrystal and Carter Ham from the General and Flag Officer ranks and installed puppets like George Casey and Martin Dempsey; he not only obliterated ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’; he searched long and hard to find an openly gay (and utterly unqualified) man to be Sec Army; he opened not just combat arms to women, but the absolute tips of the spear in Infantry, Armor and Artillery, and the predictable result is directives like “balance lactation support and readiness?”
Seriously?   SERIOUSLY??? Balance lactation support and readiness!?
Sorry, I’m old school, but I THOUGHT READINESS WAS NEVER, EVER COMPROMISED….let alone for “lactation support”.
Have we gone completely mad?!?   Do you think for a moment that the greatest fighting force the planet has ever known is immune to emasculation?  That there’s nothing that Obama can do to significantly degrade its lethality?  That somehow we will magically prevail, despite all this shit?
Here’s the blunt truth, and if you think this flies in the face of political correctness and/or liberal theology…..congratulations
The most important reason the US Military has been so dominant, so lethal, and so unbeatable over that last 200 years is that we subscribe to a Warrior Ethos.  We’re not quite Sparta, but we ain’t been far behind. That is, until now.   Up to now, we have recognized the blatantly obvious:  That battles and wars are won by Alpha Males.  And why is that?  Uh… because men and women may well be equal in the eyes of God, but they damned sure ain’t identical in the laws of physics and psychology.    Men are, by and large, bigger, stronger, faster, more aggressive, more violent, more ferocious, more intense, more powerful, more brutal, more belligerent, more destructive, AND THEREFORE MORE LETHAL than women.
You don’t buy that?   Tell you what – pick 50 men at random from anywhere and 50 women.  Put ‘em in a big ring and tell ‘em to fight to the death.  Have a problem immediately predicting the outcome?   If you do, I can’t help you.  You’re an idiot or a flaming liberal who believes that “Laura Croft, Tomb Raider” is real.
Why do you think Martin Dempsey, Obama’s personal lackey in uniform, issued his famous proclamation?  You know the one:  “If women can’t pass the standards at Ranger school, SEAL school, and other similar training programs, then the standards will have to be justified to me”.
God help me, but am I the only one who sees through this? I guess the Rangers at Point du Hoc weren’t good enough, huh Martin?  Neither were the SEALS at Benghazi?   I guess Delta’s incredible successes are not sufficient.   ‘We must reassess the standards’.  Total crock of shit.   Scrape away the BS, and here’s the residue:  We’re gonna lower the bar ‘till the women can get over it, period.  Think that’ll have any effect on lethality?  BTW, how’d you like to be the Ranger School Commandant who goes to Massa Dempsey’s office to ‘splain why women aint’ makin’ it? Think he might avoid that by “adjusting” things a bit?
But it’s more than physicality.  It’s about the laws of nature.   That is, when young men and women are put together they respond to hormones rather than ‘good order and discipline’.   1976:  Women are introduced to West Point.   Regulations strictly prohibited fraternization among cadets.  Hahahahahahaha.    Written by some idiot, no doubt.  They were bangin’ each other like rabbits.   Trust me, I had a ringside seat.   But that wouldn’t happen in a Ranger squad, or a SEAL team, right?   If you said, “Right”, then you’re an idiot.  The squad/team leader is messin’ around with a female and there’s no degradation to good order and discipline, right?    The previous “Brotherhood” that formerly bonded warriors together won’t be affected, right?
So we now have a female Commandant of Cadets at West Point.  And soon a female Dean! See how freaking enlightened we are?   We can appoint females to the leadership roles at the nations’ premier School for Warriors.  That is, the nations’ FORMER premier School for Warriors. West Point is now the tip of the Political Correctness spear.   We have gay marriages at the cadet chapel,  we have kindness and compassion seminars, we even have Sensitivity Officers, for crissake, on cadet staffs – right next to the Operations and Logistics Officers – to ensure that Alpha Males do not behave like Alpha Males. We dumb ‘em down now.  We used to understand that good warriors were a little rough around the edges.  We tolerated that, because we knew ‘em for what they were…..Patton comes immediately to mind.   Instead, now we intentionally extract the fangs from the sheepdogs, just about the time when the wolves from Islam are stalking the flock….
Obama gave us Obamacare, which is now sinking under its own sick formula.  Good thing, because the gutless Republicans couldn’t bring themselves to defund it. Obama has given us Sotomayor and Kagan, two flaming Liberals who will sit on that bench for a generation of Looney Tunes.   Obama has demonstrated his racism, his socialism, his disdain for law enforcement and even his proclivity for Islam (the “peaceful” religion… what a laugh).   He’s been the single most divisive and destructive POTUS in my lifetime.  America, thanks to him, is at war with itself.  GOP vs ‘Crats, Blacks vs Whites, Haves vs Have not’s, Women vs Men, Armed vs Unarmed, you name the category……we have two sides at war with each other.
The debt is approaching $20 Trillion. That’s such a ridiculous number that even economists can’t fathom it.   More than half of it generated on Obama’s personal watch.   We have no national border.  None.  Agents have been de-fanged, and the illegal aliens come across at will.  The problems in Arizona and Texas are ignored by Obama.  Israel has gone from being our most trusted and respected ally in the Mideast to being openly discredited, condemned and insulted by him.  The nuclear deal with Iran was and is a joke.  Un-vetted Syrian male “refugees”………well hell, come to America!  It’s all so transparent.  You elect an utterly unqualified candidate with dangerous background affiliations in his past, and this is what you get: a self-inflicted wound.

But it all pales, in my humble world, to his destruction of the American Military.   These are the guardians of our way of life.  These are the warriors.  These are the “rough MEN who allow us to sleep soundly, because they stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm”.   But go ahead, America:  let this ideologue continue the systematic defanging of our fighting force.  Let him feminize it.  Let him drag it into the political correctness cesspool.  Let him continue the social engineering and tinkering.  Keep putting high heel shoes on male cadets, so they can “empathize”. Forget all our hard-fought lessons at Khe Sanh, the Chosin Resevoir, Bastogne, Belleau Wood, Gettysburg, and Bunker Hill.   Let the idiots tell you that war is “push button” now, so anyone can be a warrior.
Go ahead…..
Historians won’t have a difficult time analyzing this disintegration.  We were just too timid to put a stop to the madness…..”
Dibella

MANY SEEM TO BE TURNED OFF BY ALPHA MALE, TRUMP!  MY OPINION IS THAT WITH THE MANY PROBLEMS WE FACE WE NEED THE ALPHA MALE.  IN THIS DANGEROUS WORLD WE DO NOT NEED A LIP STICK AND HIGH HEEL MILITARY!!!
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Jennifer Capriati
I can’t imagine Clinton with presidential power with everything she has been able to get away with. No way Jose!
12:18 PM – 9 Oct 2016
Jennifer Capriati  is one smart jock! Thank you Jennifer, for agreeing with those concerned about putting the ultimate crook in The White House! Can you comprehend the danger of an unbridled Clinton in the White House, her controlling and owning the DOJ, FBI, IRS..AG
-, Main Stream media.- the weak, Republicans (repugnants) and a host of deluded people!  PLEASE Read her Twitter comments:
@JenCapriati
Trumps comments gross but Clinton wikilieaks? My god how can this be ignored. Proving she is a lying 2 faced globalist far worse 4everyone
12:29 PM – 9 Oct 2016
YES, JEN, WE DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANY HONEST REPORTER COULD BE IGNORING THE WIKI LEAKS REVELATIONS.  Guess the honest reporters are all dead!
THE CHOICE IN THIS ELECTION IS BETWEEN A NARCISSIST THAT WANTS TO KEEP AMERICA working, or a NARCISSIST THAT WANTS TO LET 600,000,000 UN-VETTED PEOPLE INTO THE USA (because she does not want us to have borders).  THESE UN-VETTED WILL BRING TERRORISM, COMPETE FOR OUR JOBS, BRING CRIME AND DRUGS, AND UNLEASH 3RD WORLD DISEASES ON PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO THESE DISEASES IN GENERATIONS!
THE CHOICE IS BETWEEN AN EGO THAT HAS NEVER BEEN A SMOOTH POLITICIAN, YET HAS CREATED 10’S OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS, SCORES OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS, PAID AWESOME AMOUNTS OF TAXES, AND HELPED OUR COUNTRY IN GENEROUS WAYS!   ON THE OTHER HAND,   AN EGO THAT HAS PUT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK TO PROTECT HER SECRET ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE, BUT DURING, HER DUTIES AS SECRETARY OF STATE. SHE HAS MADE A FORTUNE WITHOUT A PRODUCT OR SERVICE, UNLESS SELLING HER INFLUENCE AS SEC. OF STATE CAN BE CONSIDERED A PRODUCT!
Finally, we have two flawed candidates where Trump will be watched so closely any slip will be BIG NEWS! Clinton, on the other hand, has proven that carelessness that would put anyone else in jail, is OK with the FBI as long as you are Clinton or one of her minions!
Trump will not get away with any deviation!  Clinton, in charge of the DOJ, appointed judges, FBI, NSA, CIA, CONGRESS AND THE MANY IGNORANT VOTERS will have free reign to rip-off the entire country!
WHEN YOU HAVE TWO FLAWED CANDIDATES, ONE MUST SEE WHICH ONE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMMON GOOD.  THAT IS TRUMP!
To the women accusers of Donald Trump:
IN THIS DAY OF LITIGATION OVER THE MOST TRIVIAL SLIGHT, AND GETTING ASSAULTED BY THIS VERY RICH MAN, WHY DIDN’T YOU SUE? HELL, YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN A MILLION DOLLARS JUST TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT! SO, EITHER You ARE BEING PAID TO LIE, OR ELSE HATE REPUBLICANS SO MUCH THEY WANT TO HAVE THE ONE PARTY COMMUNIST SYSTEM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!
MY GUESS IS THEY ARE BEING PAID IN SOME MANNER
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The Rest of the Story on Colin Kaepernick!

San Francisco 49er’s quarterback is not pictured here, but could be!True Comparison,  He has a new ‘protest’…refusing to stand for America’s national anthem: Jaron Holliday would be ashamed of him!

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

(COLIN IS UNAWARE THAT THREE TIMES MORE WHITES ARE SHOT BY COPS THAN BLACKS!)

The 49er’s, of course, came out with an incredibly PC response to this:

“The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

Now, the fact that ‘people of color’ have more rights under the law, more freedom and more economic opportunities in America than almost any other country on earth is something I suppose we can just ignore…Colin Kaepernick obviously has!
But there’s a little more to the story that the media and the NFL will avoid at all costs, because it explains the real reason Mr.Kaepernick has suddenly come out with the idea of inflicting his agenda publicly on the fans. And the media and the NFL have no intention of it coming out if they can help it.

As the French wisely say, Cherchez la femme, look for the woman.

In this case, the woman is hip-hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab.She’s a Berkeley grad, a very dogmatic outspoken Black Lives Matter advocate and a Muslim. She and Colin Kaepernick are engaged, and Kaepernick converted to Islam during the off season.

The two are reportedly planning what Kaepernick calls ‘a traditional Muslim wedding.’

Pretty simple…boy meets radical girl, they find they have interests and ideology in common…except,it’s haram, forbidden for a Muslima (a Muslim girl) to marry a non-believer. This is not to say that Kaepernick wasn’t pretty far along the radical path anyway.

It’s a real love story…not only do they love the same things, but they can hate the same people too. There are certainly a fair amount of patriotic American Muslims, but many Muslims here follow the Qu’ran which says their first loyalty aside from Allah is to the umma, the worldwide Muslim polity. And no one with much common sense would call the folks at Black Lives Matter remotely patriotic. So it all fits together pretty well.

Another part of the back story is that both Kaepernick and Nessa Diab have been agitating the 49er’s to trade Kaepernick to New York, where Diab is based. Ideology aside, this might be Kaepernick’s way of adding some fuel to the fire.

The 49er’s have obviously made a business decision to keep Kaepernick on their roster and, with the collusion of the media,  to keep this part of the story covered up. That’s fine, but it is a business decision. And although I have to admit that if I felt that way about America I’d vote with my principles and leave, Colin Kaepernick also certainly has the right not to honor the flag of the country that has treated him so well.

But football fans can also make a decision…like boycotting the 49er’s and any subsequent team they might trade Kaepernick to until he’s history. Now, that’s freedom too, isn’t it? Based on the 49er’s puerile statement, I’m sure they’d agree.

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Obama’s Medical Insurance Simply Explained!

 Dear Reader:

The democrats claimed the purpose of The (un)Affordable Health Care Act often called ObamaScare, was to make sure every citizen had health insurance. In 2010 they claimed we had 30,000,000 uninsured people in the USA. Five years later The USA has 30,000,000 uninsured people. Co-pays are astronomically higher! Instead of premiums going down $2500 a year as President Obama promised they have gone up, and up and uuUP!  Suddenly, the people that used to come through our medical facilities have been replaced by an entirely different group. 

“This is EXACTLY what we are seeing with the throngs of frappers parading through Humana, for lo these endless months” stated a Humana employee.

The following synopsis of ObamaScare was written by an engineer.  A good engineer, wrote this. If a Lawyer had written it, we would be reading pg, 2000 by next week! You would have labored through at least 1000 “whereases” ” to-wits”, and as many  “party of the first parts”.

 Here is how you get to the core of this stupid piece of legislation in 4 simple sentences:

BRILLIANT

10,535 pages reduced to 4 sentences.

READ SLOWLY!

 4 simple sentences

Great summary by a Notre Dame University engineer………

As humorous as it sounds…..every last word is absolutely TRUE!

1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to un-insure the insured.
2. Next, we require the newly un-insured to be re-insured.
3. To  re-insure the newly un-insured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured.
4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became un-insured,
and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the original un-insured can be insured, so it will be ‘free-of-charge’ to them.

 Back to the more verbose me:This, ladies and gentlemen, is called “redistribution of wealth” or, by its more common name, SOCIALISM, or “PROGRESSIVE”, the politically correct names for COMMUNISM !

Wow! What a brilliant way to raise money by the productive to fund a free service for the unproductive. Aren’t we lucky to have such a brilliant man as Barry Obama leading us!

Of course, there are government subsidies to help with the extra expenses.  You do realize that a government subsidy is when the government takes money away from the citizen, so the government can take a cut, giving what’s left over to the sick (that deserve help), those in temporary need (that deserve help) and the unproductive that don’t deserve anything!

DON’T FORGET, THERE IS NOT ONE REPUBLICAN FINGERPRINT ON THIS STUPIDITY! THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT WISH THE COULD BLAME THE OTHER PARTY, BUT THEY CANNOT! This proves my theory that the reason historians claim dems are better is because of the following sequence: Democrats make terrible messes of the economy.  The productive people realize it, switch to Republicans that then fix the mess.  Some of the fixes anger enough of the people that it swings the later election back to the Democrats. The dems ride a wave of good economics created by the repubs as they bring back their erroneous policies, messing things up again.  Slavery is a good example:

  It is only the past few decades that the American South has been trending Republican. Prior to that the South was solidly Democrat. From the founding throughout the civil rights fight the dems had a tight control in that part of the USA!  In fact, if it wasn’t for the Northern Republicans, LBJ would never have passed the Civil Rights legislation.  With that in mind, the slave states were controlled by Democrats.

 The Republican President Lincoln and his party in congress freed the slaves.  You could say they fixed the problem.  Then, with various swings in party control in Washington, the South stayed solidly democrat! The dems in the south created a “defacto slave state”, relegating black people to second class status.  It wasn’t until the Republican General Dwight Eisenhower integrated the military and later President Eisenhower integrated the public schools that the errors of the dems were once again corrected.  The same pattern happens over and over again! Especially economically!  How long will it take a Ben Carson, Ted Cruz or Don Trump to fix the many complex economic problems created by the democrats since they took over the countries purse in January 2007. That includes this health care mess!

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What’s Killing White People?

What’s Killing White People?  The answer is easy, Liberalism!  First read the excerpt from the article in

The NY Times:

Health

Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

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“That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.”
Why blame the Liberals?  Liberalism/Progressivism or what ever you wish to call it gave us promiscuous sex, drugs and lack of morality called Rock ‘N Roll! As a former idiotic liberal I assure you I rue the day so many of us embraced that philosophy and life-style.
Without the moral underpinnings divorce and dissolution of the family unit runs rampant.  In the “devil may care” environment of the Rock ‘N Roll environment we stopped caring for our bodies and decided it was easier to escape in a hazy drug cloud instead of building our families economic future.  Woman’s Lib turned men into wimps even if mistreating the wife was never part of his character!
Whether the drug of choice is alcohol, heroin or opioids it leads to the same dead end, suicide!  There are many forms of suicide such as the “Installment plan with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.”
Alcoholic liver disease takes longer, and you can play the game as if you are living, but you are just as dead as you would be shooting a gun into your head!
Another area of discouragement for the white person, as pointed out by this article, is economics.  Liberalism provides the environment for “crony capitalism.”  Only with a big, liberal government can the lobbyists of the major companies convince the politician to screw the little guy so he can make more money.  The cry of the liberal democrat is “Take the money out of politics!”  We can question “Why?”  Is it so the liberal politician can have more money for graft?
These problems are fixable!  This article isn’t intended to lay out all of the solutions, just heed it as a wake-up call!  While some of you might call the solutions “Polly-anna-ish” or too spiritual, they work.  We hope to lay out some of these ideas in a new blog, with high lights mentioned here in Amateur vs Competent.  We’ll keep you informed.


The Greatest Thinkers Knew Gold Is Real, Paper isn’t worth the paper it is printed on!

Thomas Jefferson (portrait by Rembrandt Peale)

What if the gold standard is not an antique but, rather, a “timeless classic” (as termed in a speech by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann in September 2012)?  High tech guru George Gilder deploys cutting-edge science to show why this is so, based on Shannon information theory. Gilder’s analysis is neither eccentric nor anomalous.

The intellectual pedigree of the classical gold standard runs through two of the greatest scientists in history: Copernicus and Newton. Nicolas Copernicus, in his Essay on the Minting of Money eloquently lays out the scientific foundations of the classical gold standard. (Full disclosure, I served as co-editor of a modern translation, by classicist Gerald Malsbary, published by Laissez Faire Books and recently republished by Cognella as part of a splendid compilation of source documents in classical economics in The Monetary Foundations of the Macroeconomy Volume 1 edited by Thomas Rustici, James Caton, Dima Shamoun, and Ted Shamoun).

Sir Isaac Newton, as Master of the Royal Mint of Great Britain, created what became the modern classical gold standard. This was a fact well known by President Jefferson, as astutely noted by Dr. Judy Shelton in erudite commentary to her definitive edition of Jefferson’s Notes on the Establishment of A Monetary Unit. Under the Newtonian gold standard, with variants, the world economy thrived for almost 200 years.

The gold standard also was one of the few things that both Jefferson, and his arch-rival in Washington’s cabinet, Alexander Hamilton, fully agreed. The gold standard’s intellectual provenance, both in deep scientific history and among the founders of America, really is impeccable.

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Copernicus and Newton, of course, are figures from the deep past. Jefferson, slightly more contemporary, was extolled by President Kennedy at a dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners when he greeted them as “the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

Copernicus and Newton, timeless classics, remain appropriately revered as two of the greatest members of the scientific pantheon. Their discoveries — Heliocentricity, and the Three Laws of Motion — remain central to science. Old does not equal atavistic.  Now let’s get modern.

It is less paradoxical than might superficially appear that George Gilder comes forward to exalt the scientific foundations of the classical gold standard. Gilder does so by drawing deeply upon modern Shannon information theory, work foundational to the high tech revolution very much alive and well.

So, a leading high-tech public intellectual attests to the ultra-modernity of the gold standard. Gilder, also known as the living author most quoted by President Reagan, went on to high tech iconic thought leader status as the author of Microcosm, Telecosm, The Silicon Eye, and Knowledge and Power among other highly-regarded works.

Gilder now presents a brilliant monograph, The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money. In it he explores at greater depth some of the thoughts he first broached in a key chapter of his influential Knowledge and Power. The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money was commissioned by the American Principles Project (whose sister organization I professionally advise).  He therein explodes the pernicious myth of the gold standard as an atavism.

In 106 lucid pages, Gilder magisterially demystifies money. A very few choice excerpts:

The economy is not fundamentally an incentive system, it is an information system. Manipulating money cannot create growth, and it distorts the information economic actors need to acquire the learning that alone is wealth-creation.

Growth in wealth stems . . . from the progress of learning. It is accomplished by entrepreneurs conducting falsifiable experiments of enterprise, with the outcomes measurable by reliable money.”

Claude Shannon “resolved that all information is most essentially surprise. Unless messages are unexpected, they do not convey new information.” But “[i]f a carrier is to bear surprising contents, it must itself be unsurprising.” That is what makes it possible to distinguish the signal from the noise.

In economics money is part of the conduit or carrier. If money is to foster learning and knowledge, it cannot itself be surprising. . . . money must be the measure, rather than what is measured.”

Gilder is unusual, but not unique, among tech leaders in his regard for gold. No less than Peter Thiel in an interview observed:

If you really wanted to create an alternate currency, it would have to be gold-based,” he says. “There are enough people who already believe in gold that you could probably get it to the tipping point. Starting completely from scratch is a lot harder to do. I have a lot more thoughts, but I’d say—you probably want to go with gold.”

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In the hands of Copernicus, Newton, and Shannon as channeled by Gilder, money becomes simple and intuitive.  Gilder gives us the real thing: science. In The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money, George Gilder, true to his title, lays out a compelling 21st century case for the gold standard. Gilder reveals anew the gold standard’s deep scientific foundation. Buy a copy on old fashioned paper in better bookstores everywhere or download it and read it.

Delight in a very modern, scientific, demystification of money and discussion of why the classical gold standard repeatedly has proved itself beneficial.   With The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money George Gilder well may have delivered his next game changer.

 

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The newest Obamacare fail: Penalties of $36,500 per worker! THE IRS MONEY GRAB!

” Internal Revenue Service penalty is not written into the Obamacare law.”

Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Opinion: The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker

Published: July 23, 2015 12:50 p.m. ET

The Internal Revenue Service swoops in with a money grab

By
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Columnist

Hey, employers, don’t even think about reimbursing your workers’ health-insurance premiums.

Beginning this month, the IRS can levy fines amounting to $100 per worker per day or $36,500 per worker per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per firm.

This Internal Revenue Service penalty is not written into the Obamacare law. The amount is over 12 times the statutory amount in the Affordable Care Act of $3,000 per worker per year. That is what an employer is charged when one of its employees gets subsidized care on one of the health-care exchanges. It’s 18 times the $2,000 penalty for not offering adequate health insurance.

The $100 fine is applicable not only to large firms, but also those with fewer than 50 workers that are exempt from the $2,000 and $3,000 employer penalties. Firms with one worker are exempt. The penalty for S-corporations will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The new rule is broad, sweeping and overly punitive.

This new IRS penalty does not assist in the ACA’s stated goal of expanding health insurance in the United States. Rather, it does the opposite. It discourages people from finding and purchasing the insurance that suits them. It also discourages companies from hiring. Consider that 14% of businesses that do not offer group health insurance have some sort of arrangement to reimburse their employees for insurance costs, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Small employers with a workforce of between 50 and 100 employees are required to offer the more expensive ‘essential health benefits.’

The administration should be encouraging employers to take on more labor, because many capable people are sitting on the sidelines. On the day after the IRS rule took effect, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its Employment Situation Report for June 2015. The report showed that U.S. labor-force participation had declined to a new low, 62.6%, equivalent to levels in October 1977. The drop included prime-age workers, those between 25 and 55, who are normally in the labor market because they generally have finished school and have not yet retired.

Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Louisiana, has introduced the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2015, and Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, has a companion bill in the Senate (S.1697). The bills would allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars to assist employees purchasing insurance in the individual market.

Why has the IRS taken this extreme view? If the employer reimburses an employee for health-insurance premiums, this arrangement is described as an employer-payment plan. The employer-payment plan is considered by the IRS to be a group health plan that has to meet the conditions of Affordable Care Act insurance, including the prohibition on annual limits for essential health benefits and the requirement to provide certain preventive care without cost sharing.

MarketWatch columnist Bill Bischoff explains the new rule as follows. “Employer-payment arrangements have long been a popular way for small employers to help workers obtain health coverage without the hassle and expense of furnishing a full-fledged company health-insurance plan. Under an employer-payment arrangement, the employer reimburses participating employees for premiums paid for their individual health-insurance policies or pays the premiums directly on behalf of participating employees.”

Small employers with a workforce of between 50 and 100 employees are required to offer the more expensive “essential health benefits,” including hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental-health and substance-use disorder services, and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.

In contrast, large employers, those with more than 100 workers, do not have to meet all the generous standards for health-insurance plans offered on the state exchanges, but can offer lesser health insurance and still avoid penalties. The “minimum essential coverage” that large employers have to offer to comply with the law turns out to be substantially less generous than the “essential health benefits” required for plans sold to individuals and small businesses by insurance companies.

Of course, not all employers will choose low-benefit plans. In order to retain workers, many large employers are likely to offer generous plans, and offset the cost by paying a lower cash wage. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that benefits account for 32% of compensation packages, with cash wages responsible for the remainder. However, low-benefit plans are likely to be attractive to employers with low-skill workforces in the restaurant, retail, and leisure and hospitality industries.

Although large employers can legally offer low-benefit plants, small employers are not allowed to do so. This leads to an extraordinary discrepancy in potential tax payments between small and large employers. Hence, they face both higher costs for insurance and higher tax penalties if they fail to offer such insurance.

The Boustany-Grassley bill is focused on small businesses, but it makes sense to allow individuals in large companies to choose less expensive options. Health-insurance premiums are rising substantially. Oregon’s health-insurance commissioner has just approved raises of 25% to 33% for Moda Health Plan and Lifewise, affecting over 220,000 people. Other health-insurance companies nationwide are asking for increases in the same range, and insurance commissioners are deciding whether to approve them.

Even the least expensive plans on the health exchanges, termed bronze plans, feature deductibles that are prohibitive for many. The average deductible on a bronze plan is $5,000 for a single person and $11,000 for a family, according to HealthPocket, a research firm.

Businesses need to take a stand against this new IRS power grab. As Americans search for low-cost ways to stay insured, it makes sense for the government to give employers more options, rather than fewer.
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Big Brother Barry is watching us!

Diana
Furchtgott-Roth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute, is the coauthor of “Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young.” Follow her on Twitter here.

Democrats Want Fraud to Run Amok in Obamacare!

A lesson in Media Fraud:  Note the difference between my headline above, and the one used by AP below.  Both are biased.  If you just look at the one saying dems want fraud, you think they are all a bunch of crooks.  If you just saw the one below, you would think “Oh, those repubs are trying to hurt Obama again!” 

If you call AP out on this they will say, “Look at the sub-headline.” “Probe Finds Phony Applicants Got Health Benefits!” They would point to that saying, “See we let our readers know there is more to the story than what the headline infers.” However, they know the majority never read past the main headline.

Anyway, here is the article.  Make sure you read between the biased lines of these liberal, Obama propagandists.

Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

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Probe Finds Phony Applicants Got Health Benefits!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Democrats pushed back Thursday against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying it didn’t uncover any real fraud.

Investigators for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office signed up 11 bogus beneficiaries for 2014 coverage then got HealthCare.gov to continue benefits this year for all but one.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said these were “fictitious cases” and the GAO investigators themselves admit the findings can’t be translated to the 10 million people getting subsidized coverage through the law’s health insurance markets. Wyden spoke at a Finance Committee hearing on the investigation.

But GAO’s audits chief Seto Bagdoyan said the investigation exposed real concerns. He said it was relatively easy for GAO’s fictitious characters to get and keep coverage, even to get reinstated after HealthCare.gov terminated them. HealthCare.gov seems to put a higher priority on getting people covered than on verifying they are legally entitled to benefits, Bagdoyan said.

Democrats have no tolerance for fraud, but “the report up for discussion today is not about any real-world fraud,” Wyden said. “Not one of them was a real person who filed taxes or got medical services. No fast-buck fraudster got a government check sent to their bank account.”

Bagdoyan said GAO is continuing its work on the strength of HealthCare.gov’s antifraud controls, but his preliminary conclusion is that the administration’s main focus is to get as many people signed up as possible. “As of now, the balance would probably favor access over program integrity,” he said.

For example, the investigation found that HealthCare.gov’s document-processing contractor is not charged with deterring fraud beyond looking for papers that appear to have been altered. “They are not tasked to look for fraud,” Bagdoyan said, adding: “We do have concerns about the flags we’ve detected.”

The law’s subsidies for premiums get paid directly to insurers, not individual policyholders. But health insurance is a valuable product in and of itself, with the cost of employer-sponsored family coverage averaging close to $17,000 a year.

Opponents of Obama’s health care law don’t need much prodding to recite its flaws, real or imagined. But GAO’s findings aren’t pure make-believe, said Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

“Sure it’s fictitious,” Coats said. “But if this isn’t an alarm bell … I don’t know what is.”

GAO is the investigative agency of Congress.

The facts prove that it is easy to defraud Obama’s unaffordable health care.

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