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I hope you read this Heritage article because so many people think that once a law becomes a law it is set in stone—–NOT SO.  But this is how most liberals now feel about Obamacare and they are so fast to throw it in our faces that “it’s the law so get over it!”
Well it may be the law but laws have been changed and destroyed before and this abomination will be too.

Also in this report is the shocking fact that there are now 101 million people getting free food from the tax payers.  That is 101 million people out of our nations population of 316 million people who are living off of the government dole.  There are only 97 million workers in the United States so there are now more free loaders than workers.  i am all for helping the poor and feeding the hungry but I can not, and will not!, believe that there are 101 million hungry or poor people in the United States.  This is especially true when I live in a “nice” community and know for a fact that 5 of my 15 closest neighbors are on the government dole for food stamps and a whole lot of other government handouts.   They certainly are living better than I can afford to!  But this was the plan of those who want to over throw our country:  overload the welfare rolls until you have more takers than givers  because the takers will keep voting in office those who keep giving them handouts and then the country will go bankrupt  and fall.  the corrupt and communist will be there to pick up the pieces and remake America.

Do read the following article and go to the referred pages for more complete information.   BB

Things That Aren’t Inevitable

07/09/2013

Don’t you love it when the conventional wisdom gets turned on its head?

What was supposed to happen in Washington a couple of weeks ago—passing the pork-laden food stamp bill known as the “farm” bill—didn’t happen.

The special interests expected it to happen. Most of official Washington expected it to happen. But Heritage and our allies made the case that food stamps and farm programs don’t belong together in one big, fat bill.

Taxpayers deserve better. They deserve transparency about how their money is being spent—and bloated programs desperately need an overhaul.

Now, the House has a chance to get it right—and splitting the actual farm-related programs from the food stamps is only the first step.

Breaking the farm programs and food stamps into two bills is a start—but then the House needs to start over. Why does the “farm” bill need a Christmas tree tax? Why does it support driving up consumer food prices?

>>> 7 Ugly Truths About the House Farm Bill

The food stamp program has its own problems. As Heritage’s Elliot Gaiser points out, “Food stamp rolls have also been climbing for decades, regardless of the economic situation.” This program is supposed to help people get back on their feet, not steer them toward dependence on government.

>>> See 7 Reasons to Reform Food Stamps

Want to hear from a fourth-generation farmer? At 11:30 a.m. ET today, Representative Marlin Stutzman (R), a farmer from Indiana, will speak at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing, which you can watch live here. He will make the case for splitting farm programs and food stamps.

Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad.

Quick Hits:

 

 

 

  • More deaths have been linked to the Obama Administration’s Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.

 

  • The only item on today’s schedule in the Texas House of Representatives is its controversial abortion bill.

 

  • This American outlaw has been wanted for the past 11 years because he refused to give the government his raisins.

 

 

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American elected Obama even tho they knew it would bring them Obamacare.    Even the majority of Democrats now know that Obamacare is the worse thing that can happen to our nation and yet it goes on. Already the 2000 page bill has generated 30,000 pages of regulation from the Washington pencil pushers whom no one elected and no one has any control over!  The Obama blessed  unions are out in the streets asking for (and will probably get!!) the right to opt out of Obamacare, but We the People will be stuck with it and paying for it.  At the same time we will be forced to pay for these cadillac health care insurances plans of the union thugs (remember how Obama and company guaranteed all those poor auto workers  at GM their own health care plans and their large pensions at tax payer expense way back when Obama took over the auto industry with the so-called stimulus bill?   Again and again I repeat the things this president has done to destroy our country and again and again I am amazed at how much the American people are allowing him to get away with.  Any other President doing 1/3 what he has done would have been tarred and feathered and impeached.

Read the following article from Cato for more information on just how horrid Obamacare is.  BB

 

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 10:59AM

ObamaCare’s Triple-Digit Premium Hikes Dramatize the Need for Repeal

In 2010, the Obama administration excoriated health insurance companies for “rate hikes as high as 39 percent.” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote:

This is unacceptable…

President Obama has offered a health insurance reform proposal to help working families and small business owners.  It will hold insurance companies accountable by laying out common-sense rules of the road to keep premiums down…

Reform will change the rules and help stop exorbitant increases.

And the President’s plan will help reduce costs…

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, that double-digit rate increase “helped dramatize the need for regulation.”

That episode came to mind this morning when I read about a survey of health insurers that shows ObamaCare will neither “keep premiums down” nor “stop exorbitant increases” nor “reduce costs”:

The survey, fielded by the conservative American Action Forum and made available to POLITICO, found that if the law’s insurance rules were in force, the premium for a relatively bare-bones policy for a 27-year-old male nonsmoker on the individual market would be nearly 190 percent higher…

Most other studies have tried to estimate average premium increases, which have ranged anywhere from negligible to 85 percent and higher. This survey looks at individual examples in specific markets to show the itemized impact of the major Obamacare reforms…

On average, premiums for individual policies for young and healthy people and small businesses that employ them would jump 169 percent, the survey found.

These findings are in line with projections by neutral observers and even ObamaCare supporters like MIT economist Jonathan Gruber that the law will increase premiums for some individuals and small businesses by more than 100 percent. 

If double-digit premium increases dramatized the need for regulation, do triple-digit increases dramatize the need for its repeal?

Politico offers a strange rationalization for these rate hikes:

The increase will most likely be substantial for “a slice of the younger population,” said Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist Jon Gruber, a supporter of the health law who has studied its impact on premiums.

And those are the people who, before Obamacare, benefited from insurers’ ability to charge older, sicker people much higher rates — or deny them coverage altogether — practices that have kept premiums for the young low.

Set aside the fact that these rate hikes effectively tax young workers to subsidize older workers who generally have higher incomes. According to this theory – I can’t tell if it came from Gruber or Politico – those young workers are today unjustly enriched because they’re not being robbed.


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