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Another Piece of Obama’s Legacy Bites the Dust
Obama’s Death Panel got the thumbs down from America’s Death Panel.
In 2009, Sarah Palin was roundly ridiculed by mainstream media’s pundits for coining the term “Death Panels” to describe Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
But what else would you call a panel of 15 president-appointed people who, with virtually no congressional oversight, were empowered to make major changes to Medicare in the name of keeping costs “under control”?
The IPAB provision was buried in the monstrosity known as Obamacare. It was so radioactively unpopular with the American people that no members were ever appointed to it and no meetings ever occurred. Yet it continued to exist on the books … until last week.
One of the provisions in the recently passed federal budget was the official elimination of the IPAB provision. Good riddance!
Filed under Medicare/Medicaid, Obamacare
When They’re Out of Power They’re Just Funny
Being a Democrat means you don’t need a conscience or a moral compass. You cater to the ignorant, the lazy, and the morally reprehensible. You blatantly lie to them. Most of them know it and they don’t care. They are motivated by greed,ignorance, and hate. You stand for nothing except enriching yourself at the expense of the the law-abiding people of this country who work and pay the taxes you buy votes with.
When they’re in power, like the dark days of the Obama reign of terror, they specialize in spreading misery to all quarters. Times like these, when they’re relegated to comic relief, they can display a particular pathos born of desperation to be relevant. They will return to the throne one day, but until then they’re just fun to watch.
Frederica Wilson Joins Dems In Boycotting Trump’s State Of The Union Address
“For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address,” Wilson said in a statement. “I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises, and lies.”
The collective IQ at the SOTU just skyrocketed
As for Frederica Wilson, the gobs of attention she got for exploiting the wife of a fallen soldier has faded away – an easily forgotten embarrassing memory.
So naturally she thinks her next ticket to cable news is announcing she too will skip Trump’s SOTU address.
Black unemployment is at an all-time low – falling to below 7% for the first time ever. And the primary beneficiaries of President Trump stemming the flow of unskilled illegal aliens into the country are black Americans. Now you would think that Frederica, John and Maxine would be more focused on the constituents in their districts than flooding the country will unskilled, cheap labor. But for the Democrat Party, all that matters are illegal aliens.
American blacks need to understand that they have been cast aside. Parasites suck the life out of a host then move on. And the Democrat parasites in Congress have drained all advantage out of the black vote. Now they’ve moved on to illegals.
Since they have nothing to show for their endless years in Congress, all they have left is showboating and demagoguery. So they put on petty displays for attention and hurl slanderous attacks at the President — all to mask their years and years of inaction.
So go ahead, stay home, you useless blobs of irrelevance.
Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Marching to Impeach Trump
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) took note of Martin Luther King Day Monday by tweeting that if civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today he would “be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy.”
Maxine Waters Calls For Trump To Be Impeached For The 214,810th Time
Same day she said Trump “does not deserve her attention.”
[CtH: “gargantuan ego, pathological lies, obvious insanity” … project much, Maxine?]
Dems ‘Terrified’ of Trump Cracking Black Vote, Civil Rights Leader Says
With infamous race card losing its potency, guests on ‘The Laura Ingraham Show’ say president’s program threatens old alliances.
“[Democrats] are terrified that this president gets somewhere north of 10 to 15 percent of the black vote,” said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (pictured above right, in red tie, in the image on this page). “And they’re terrified because, if that happens, then it is first of all, mathematically, electorally impossible for a Democrat to win.”
Innis added, “But more than that, it is because they are so invested in having a monopoly of the black vote, and that monopoly is based on blacks as forever seeing themselves as victims, forever seeing themselves as victims of racism, of economic depravity of the white man.”
The battle to shut down Obama’s presidential center
What initially started out as a library has morphed into a 20-acre private “center,” and some environmentalists and historians are unhappy with the Obama Foundation’s plans to swoop in and take over a national historic place.
The Obama Foundation originally said it would house a presidential library on the property and vowed to have the National Archives oversee the facility because of its placement on public land. But that’s no longer the case, and some are balking at the change in plans.
Surprise: The States That Hemorrhaged Population Fastest in 2017 Were…
Some of the politicians objecting most loudly to the GOP tax reform law were Democrats from high tax blue states, whose constituents for years have been somewhat insulated from their exorbitant state and local tax bills via an ability to write them off as a federal tax deduction. Under the new law, those who itemize (a small fraction of taxpayers to begin with) will only be able to deduct up to $10,000 in SALT-related (property tax) expenses. This will expose some of them, especially those in upper-income brackets, to the true costs of living in tax happy jurisdictions. These people make up the lion’s share the roughly five percent of taxpayers who stand to see a net tax increase next year — whereas 80 percent of all taxpayers, and 91 percent of middle class earners will get a cut.
US Military Members Receive Biggest Pay Bump Since 2010
Military members will see their paychecks rise by the largest percent increase since 2010 this week.
At the end of December, President Donald Trump, by way of executive order, mandated a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s initial budget blueprint called for a 2.1% pay increase, while the House and Senate suggested the 2.4% figure, which was eventually adopted by the president.
Tom Cotton: ‘Let’s See How’ Shutting Down Government Over DACA Amnesty ‘Works Out for’ Democrats
Cotton, however, warned that if Democrats were to shut down the government over amnesty, it could have a detrimental impact on their re-election efforts in states like Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana.
Towards the end of 2017, Democrats in the House and Senate made similar threats that they would shut down the federal government over an amnesty for illegal aliens. But the left-wing party quickly backed off the plan when public opinion polls showed Americans were increasingly opposed to a shutdown over a year-end amnesty that would further suppress the wages of American workers.
Law-Abiding American Families Are the Victims in the Dreamers Debacle
Democrats would have us believe removing these people is inhumane. What’s inhumane is ignoring laws we don’t like and vigorously enforcing those that we do. It’s a tragedy of justice, and it creates an operational double standard that is destroying our nation while incentivizing bad actors from around the world to take advantage of us.
Chelsea Manning Attacks Democratic Leadership in First Campaign Video
Trump Administration Plans To Help States Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid
Kentucky has just received approval from the Trump administration to implement their work requirements, which mirror their requirements for food stamps. There are 650,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky. Many of these individuals do not have any earned income and do not work at all. Under the new requirements, these beneficiaries will have to either work, train, or volunteer for 20 hours a week in order to receive benefits.
According to research from the Foundation for Government Accountability, the number of Medicaid beneficiaries has more than doubled since 2000. Now 75 million are enrolled in the program, which includes 28 million able-bodied adults. In addition, 52 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries that are able-bodied do not work.
CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota Brought To Tears Over Trump “Shithole” Remark
Economists Agree: Trump, Not Obama, Gets Credit For Economy
The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.
A majority said the president had been “somewhat” or “strongly” positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market.
COVFEFE!! Dow Reaches 26,000 Points!… Up 1,000 Points in Just SEVEN Days
President Trump’s first year in office resulted in the greatest year in stock market history. The Dow ended up nearly 5,000 points for the year which was the highest increase in the Dow’s more than 100 year history. The Dow reached all-time new highs a record 71 times in 2017, breaking the record for the most all-time highs in a calendar year set in 1995.
NYT Officially Designates Trump A Racist, And Nobody Cares
The New York Times wants to make it official: President Donald Trump is a racist. On Friday, the editorial board of America’s most influential paper asserted there was no doubt of that.
The editorial was in response to Trump reportedly asking why America takes in so many immigrants from “shithole” countries instead of places like Norway. “Where to begin?” the Times’ editorial board collectively sighed when reflecting on Trump’s statement. “How about with a simple observation: The president of the United States is a racist.”
It shouldn’t be doubted that folks like Charles Blow and others in the media genuinely believe Trump is a racist for saying “shithole” countries and criticizing illegal immigrants in colorful language. But they aren’t just saying what they believe to get it off their chest.
The commentators wanting Trump to be certified as a racist understand the power of that charge and how it has played out in politics in the past.
New Year, New Format
We begin 2018 with a different approach to disseminating the mindless drivel you’ve come to expect from your intrepid reporter. They will generally be long, usually rambling, and at some point you will realize you wasted minutes of your life you’ll never get back.
President Trump’s 1st Year in Office an ECONOMIC MIRACLE: All Time Stock Market Highs – Most Jobs in History – Highest GDP Ever
President Trump’s first year in office resulted in the greatest year in stock market history! The Dow ended up nearly 5,000 points for the year which was the highest increase in the Dow’s more than 100 year history. The Dow reached all-time new highs a record 71 times in 2017, breaking the record for the most all-time highs in a calendar year set in 1995.
At the final bell for the year the Dow closed near its highest closing amount ever at 24,719. Since last year’s election the Dow is up 35%!
Finally: Signs of a real economic recovery for the US
US GDP, for example, is now on pace to grow at an annual rate of about 3 percent for the first three full quarters of President Trump’s term. Compare that to the less than 2 percent average annual growth under President Barack Obama.
Indeed, not a single year saw 3 percent growth or more under Obama, the only president in modern history with such a sorry record. Things may finally be turning around.
Al Sharpton: Trump Is A Symbol Of ‘Northern Bigotry’
DIDN’T KNOW BIGOTRY HAD REGIONS.
[CtH: Plus, you know, lowest Black and Hispanic unemployment rates in recorded history. Methinks “people of color” could use more of this alleged “bigotry.”]
Trump wishes a Happy New Year to his supporters, haters, enemies and fake news
President Trump wished Americans a Happy New Year from his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in south Florida on Sunday, saying that his New Years wishes extended to not just his supporters but also his “enemies” and the “fake news” media.
“As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!” Trump tweeted.
Trump pulls brakes on $13B Obama-backed rail-tunnel plan
An Obama-era plan to have the federal government finance half of a $13 billion rail tunnel project ran into a red light Friday from the Trump administration.
The original Obama-era plan called for costs to be split among New York state, New Jersey and the federal government.
But in a letter Friday, the Trump administration notified New York and New Jersey that the Obama-era deal was now “non-existent” because the states recently requested that their portions be covered by loans from the federal government — meaning Washington would supply all of the initial funding for what the Trump White House is calling “a local project.”
Trump dumps entire White House HIV/AIDS council
Months after a half-dozen members resigned in protest of the Trump administration’s position on health policies, the White House dismissed the rest through a form letter.
The notice “thanked me for my past service and said that my appointment was terminated, effective immediately,” said Patrick Sullivan, an epidemiologist at Emory University who works on HIV testing programs. He was appointed to a four-year term in May 2016.
Judge Upholds Controversial Bill Requiring Taxpayers to Fund Abortions in Illinois
The bill forces Illinois state residents to fund abortions of Medicaid recipients and state employee health insurance beneficiaries and sets no expense ceiling nor a limit on the number of abortions that Medicaid will cover.
Rauner said that the state should fund abortions because wealthy women should not have reproductive options not shared by poor women
According to Illinois House Republican Floor Leader, Peter Breen, the new law will oblige taxpayers to foot the bill for “an expected 20,000 to 30,000” abortions per year.
Clinton Donors David Brock, Susie Tompkins Buell Spent $700,000 to Find Trump Accusers
Left-wing political operatives and Hillary Clinton backers David Brock and Susie Tompkins Buell bankrolled $700,000 allegedly to find people who would accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day 2016
Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!”
OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!
The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status. NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action.
CNN Reporter Holds Joints, Lights Bong for Pot Smoker on Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast
CNN reporter Randi Kaye, sporting large marijuana leaf styled earrings, lit a bong for a pot smoker during a live report from Denver broadcast on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show Sunday night that was hosted from Times Square by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Kaye was also seen several times holding lit joints on air.
Really @cnn , this is where your morals have landed in 2018? Old ladies and gas mask bongs?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT GOT EVEN WORSE.
“I found love,” Lemon told Baldwin before breaking into an impromptu ditty as the pair once again rang in the New Year in the Big Easy.
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Makes Joke About Having Bigger ‘Balls’ Than Don Lemon
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin made a joke about her balls being bigger than Don Lemon’s Sunday during CNN’s coverage of New Year’s Eve. Baldwin said during CNN’s News Years’ Eve coverage, “By the way, my balls are bigger than your balls.”
Former Israeli Ambassador To The US: Obama Rejected Iran Green Revolution For Nuclear Deal
US President Barack Obama chose not to support the 2009 Iranian Green Protest Movement, because he hoped to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons that he signed six years later, then-ambassador to the US and current Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) said Monday.
Obama’s failure to help Iranian protesters has been criticized since then by Israeli officials, led by Jewish Agency chairman and former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, who has called it the biggest failure to help human rights in modern history
Ex-Obama State Dept. Spox: We Didn’t Support Iran Protesters in 2009 Because They Asked Us Not To
More from the woman who claimed “job opportunities” were the key to defeating ISIS.
Substitute host Dana Perino didn’t hesitate to put Harf on the hot seat, comparing Obama’s lack of support for Iranian protesters in 2009 with President Trump and VP Pence’s support for the protesters in Iran today.
Exemplifying Obama’s losing, “leading from behind,” approach to foreign policy, Harf said:
“The reason we didn’t [support the protesters] was that it was our judgment—and we were hearing from Iranians protesting on the streets that your support will not help us.”
Former Obama Advisers Tell Trump to ‘Be Quiet’ on Iran Protests
HE WAS WILLING TO LET INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE TO SAVE HIS PRECIOUS IRAN DEAL.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice tweeted a New York Times op-ed by former Obama aide Philip Gordon, “How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet.” The author argues that supporting the protests, and taking steps to end the Iran nuclear deal, will only help the regime to delegitimize its internal opponents.
Iran blocking social media to ‘maintain public safety’
“Iranian authorities are blocking access to Telegram for the majority of Iranians after our public refusal to shut down … peacefully protesting channels,” Telegram CEO Pavel Durov wrote on Twitter.
Tehran claimed that social media censorship was necessary to maintain public safety.
“With a decision by the Supreme National Security Council, activities of Telegram and Instagram are temporarily limited,” according to a statement on Iranian state TV.
White House: Iranian protesters ‘deserve to be heard’
“We support the right of the Iranian people to express themselves peacefully. Their voices deserve to be heard,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“Exodus in Progress?”: Mystery Aircraft Leave Iran With “No Callsign, Origin, or Destination” As Protests Rage
Last night, a large number of aircraft were spotted leaving Iran with “no callsign, origin, or destination.” Strategic Sentinel, a DC-based firm that provides “nonpartisan international relations and national security analysis,” raised the prospect that the live flight radar data may suggest an “exodus,” is in progress.
A.F. Branco’s 2017 Legal Insurrection Cartoons
WE CONCLUDE THIS MARATHON OF MERRIMENT WITH THE CARTOON SECTION.
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In the Top of the News… It’s Winter… It’s Cold
As my dear Honors English teacher, Mrs. Gladys Ford, used to say, “Your powers of observation are exceeded only by your affection for the obvious.” I sure loved that woman. Most kids hated her because she made them think or she flunked them.
D.A. Refusing to Prosecute Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Was Defeated, Replacement Fires Her Staff
You may remember Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the faux “pro-life” Republican who refused to prosecute accused neck-twisting Houston abortionist Doug Karpen. She also later flipped a grand jury that was supposed to investigate Planned Parenthood, but instead indicted pro-life journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
Daleiden and Merritt’s charges were later dismissed after it was revealed that Anderson had violated the law to indict them.
Illustrating that old adage — “What goes around comes around” — Anderson was soundly defeated in November.
But it gets better.
Her replacement has notified 40 prosecutors that their services are no longer needed.
MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY KILLERS
Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid
Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program
In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.
Walker urges Trump to restore power to the states
MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker is offering President-elect Donald Trump some Tenth Amendment advice on governing.
Walker, whose ambition for the White House was run over early by the Trump train, urges the incoming Republican president to restore state control and ease “incessant federal overreach.”
Can Republican senators get to 60 seats in 2018?
Nevertheless, the Senate already bears watching — not to see whether Democrats can retake the body in 2018, which seems unlikely now, but to see whether Republicans can strengthen their hold on the Senate and strengthen the hand of President Trump.
Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right
Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years.
Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too far to the left. They lost because their liberal policies failed. The economy remained in the doldrums. And people could see that Obamacare was heading for failure.
[CtH: A poll I saw yesterday supports the author, not Scarborough. NONE of the top issues for voters were social issues, like abortion, climate change, and gay marriage. The top ones were the economy and national security.]
Andrea Bocelli Backs Out of Trump Inauguration Performance After Backlash
The Italian tenor had reportedly been courted by Trump in person last week after a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was said to be pondering the offer.
Trump is known to be a huge fan of the blind singer, and has previously booked Bocelli to perform at a private party at his club in Florida.
However, under pressure from a backlash by his fans on social media, Bocelli has now stepped back from the proposed performance.
[CtH: I’m sorry to hear he’s decided to be a spineless wimp. It only emboldens these leftist bullies to keep on doing this garbage.]
Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner
I’D BE TICKLED PINK TO SEE THIS ARROGANT SLUG AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATOR, LOIS LERNER, TRIED AND CONVICTED
FedEx offers group discount to NRA. Predictable liberal freakout follows
First the good news for all of you NRA members. (I include this because I didn’t even know about it, so perhaps you didn’t either.) Federal Express is offering a shipping discount for all of us! That’s really nice of them. It’s one of only many partnership deals you can receive.
The Art Of Mackin’ — Author FREAKS When Tucker Carlson Reads Passages From His Own Book
Nasheed — who writes on a variety of subjects including picking up chicks and the subversive nature of systemic racism — tweeted that Trump’s nominees include members of “a white supremacists [sic] sect that literally throw up Nazi salutes.”
I SAW THIS LAST NIGHT. CARLSON DESCRIBED HOW THIS RACE-HUSTLING SCUM WROTE ABOUT TELLING WOMEN ANYTHING IN ORDER TO CON THEM INTO LAYING DOWN AND SPREADING THEIR LEGS. HE ALSO USED THE TERM ‘ALT-RIGHT’ AT LEAST 20 TIMES DURING THE INTERVIEW. APPARENTLY HE HAS TO DEPEND ON HIS TALKING POINTS LIKE MOST LEFTARDS DO. HE ALSO CLAIMED HIS SEDUCTION TIPS WERE “COMEDIC.” HE REITERATED THAT AT LEAST 5 TIMES.
“You say, ‘the number one lame thing men say to get sex? I love you.’ You describe this as the ‘bold lie approach,’” he continued. “And then you say this, ‘if a woman isn’t ready for sex you 1) question her maturity 2) minimize the significance of sex and 3) tell her what you want to hear.”
Pantsuit Nation members revolt after operator cashes in with book deal
IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME IF THIS WOMAN PLANNED ALL ALONG TO PLAY THESE IDIOTS FOR THE SHEEPLE THEY ARE.
Members of an underground pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group are livid after the operator announced she would be cashing in on the page with a book deal.
News that Pantsuit Nation founder Libby Chamberlain would be putting out a tome next May based on comments from the popular page — which has some 4 million members — prompted a flood of angry comments calling the Brooklin, Maine, woman a sellout.
Christians Slam ‘Blasphemous’ Ornament Featuring Two Gay ‘Josephs’
THE DEMOCRATS CAN’T ACCEPT THAT THEY WERE SOUNDLY DEFEATED, IN PART, BECAUSE WHITE CHRISTIANS ARE SICK OF HAVING THIS KIND OF CRAP SHOVED IN OUR FACE AT EVERY TURN.
The ornaments either had two gay Josephs or two lesbian Marys kneeling before baby Jesus.
‘They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalise their behaviour?” Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, a group that fights for the return of Christianity to the United Kingdom, said in the statement.
[CtH: So much for all that “tolerance” and “respect for others’ traditions” that they talk about so sanctimoniously.]
This was deleted once for violating Youtube’s policy on bullying. What it is is a spoiled brat badly in need of an ass-whoopin’.
Students of Color Conference turns into ‘oppression Olympics,’ leads to fights, canceled sessions
THIS WAS PREDICTABLE… THERE WERE NO WHITE PEOPLE INVITED TO SCREAM AT, SO THEY TURNED ON EACH OTHER
The crux of the debate centered around the conference theme: “Fighting Anti-Blackness.” Apparently it was not communicated to students that the conference would have a particular theme this year. At the event, held at UC Irvine, students of different minority groups began arguing when it became known that the conference would focus almost exclusively on discrimination against the African American community.
Trump team asks State Dept. what it spends on international environmental efforts
BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY HAS ALREADY BEEN THROWN AT THIRD WORLD TINPOTS TO “FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE’ WHEN, IN REALITY, THAT MONEY GOES INTO NUMBERED ACCOUNTS FOR THE DICTATORS. I HOPE TRUMP STOPS FUNDING THE U.N. COMPLETELY.
As part of the Paris climate agreement reached a year ago, the United States pledged to donate $3 billion over four years to the Green Climate Fund, a multinational fund aimed at helping poor nations adapt to the most severe climate impacts and develop renewable sources of energy. So far, the administration has provided $500 million to the fund.
YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN THIS, BUT YOU HAVEN’T. IT IS AN EDIT OF THE ORIGINAL CELEBRITY WHINE-A-THON INTO A POSITIVE TRUMP MESSAGE.
A Message for Donald Trump to Unite For America
[CtH: Ummmmmm … isn’t wearing bright orange supposed to make you easier to see? ::coughcough::]
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“Old White Guys”
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Arizona steps up
May 17, 2016: Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that gives new powers to the director of the state’s Medicaid program to disqualify dangerous and/or scofflaw health care providers from receiving Medicaid reimbursals. Reasons include:
- neglecting a patient in a way that results in death or injury;
- failing to complete mandatory reports of sexual assault or statutory rape;
- failing to segregate tax dollars to ensure none goes to pay for elective abortions.
That last one includes accounting for all overhead expenses like rent, lights and heat, because Planned Parenthood is well known for sliming past “no tax dollars for abortion” laws by putting tax moneys into paying basic expenses for the facility in which abortions are performed.
In 2012, a federal court blocked Arizona’s attempts to disqualify abortion groups from Medicaid outright.
Lawmakers believe this is new law will survive legal challenge, because it simply allows the state agency to suspend any organization that does not obey the law.
If the organization corrects its problems, it could once again become part of the Medicaid program. This is no different than a restaurant that gets shut down for health violations.
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BREAKING: Texas officials raid 3 Planned Parenthood clinics
October 22, 2015: Officials from the Texas Office of Inspector General served subpoenas at Planned Parenthood facilities in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas this morning.
Their goal is to determine whether these clinics are guilty of defrauding the state by illegally using Medicaid money to fund abortions.
Planned Parenthood officials denied any wrongdoing, claiming the Texas IG just wants to deprive people of all that “professional, compassionate and quality health care” Planned Parenthood provides. ::coughcough::
Another PPGC Medicaid fraud case is working its way through the courts regarding Medicaid charges for incarcerated teens, most of whom were minorities. The suit alleges that PPGC billed Medicaid for services that were never performed, for unnecessary medical procedures inflicted on the teens, and also for abortion-related services which are not covered by Medicaid.
Karen Reynolds worked at PPGC for ten years. She says all of the PPGC offices were given revenue goals and instructed to defraud taxpayers if necessary to meet those goals.
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Financial abuse at Planned Parenthood?
Where is my surprised face?
Every year, taxpayers are forced to contribute half a billion dollars to prop up this “non-profit” organization that is allegedly devoted first and foremost to meeting the needs of its clientele.
The House Oversight Committee has released a financial report showing that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have spent big bucks on high living and abortion activism.
- The CEO’s salary is $520,000 per year.
- More than 40 other executives are paid $200,000 or more per year.
- In 2013, the organization spent $5.1 million (~$14,000/day) on first class and charter travel.
- In 2012 and 2013, they spent $622,706 on extravagant parties.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider.
- More than 90% of the pregnant women who go there do so to have their babies murdered.
- They claim taxpayer money is only used for non-abortion expenses, such as rent and utilities.
- I say if taxpayers are providing the facilities, then taxpayers are paying for the abortions.
In addition, over the past five years, Planned Parenthood has turned nearly $22 million over to its PAC (Planned Parenthood Action Fund).
Republicans and Pro-Lifers are FORCED to give Planned Parenthood millions of dollars a year, some of which they funnel into Democrat and Pro-Abortion political candidates and causes.
Yeah, that’s fair. Not.
About $60 million of the taxpayer funds comes from Medicaid payments. A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports massive fraud in Medicaid payments. The 8th Circuit found that Planned Parenthood was among those with their filthy hands in the Medicaid till. Violations the court found included claims filed for:
- unnecessary quantities of birth control pills,
- birth control pills dispensed without examinations or without or prior to a physician’s order,
- abortion-related services not allowed by state Medicaid law (state laws vary), and
- services that had already been paid for by ‘donations’ Planned Parenthood coerced from patients.
Democrats are mad that Congress is scrutinizing the financial activities of their baby killing cash cow.
Cry me a river.
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Two stories from the trenches of the ObamaDoesn’tCare Act
Letter from a senior gentleman in Mesa, Arizona:
Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors and former Classmates,
I just found myself in the middle of a medical situation that made it very clear that “the affordable care act” is neither affordable, nor do they care.
I’ll go back about seven years ago to a fairly radical prostate surgery that I underwent. The Urologist (a personal friend) who performed the surgery was very concerned that it was cancer, though I wasn’t told this until the lab report revealed it was benign. Since that procedure, I have experienced numerous urinary tract infections, UTI’s. Since I had never had a “UTI” prior to the prostate surgery, I assume that it is one of the side effects from surgery, an assumption since confirmed by my Family Doctor.
The weekend of March 8-9, I was experiencing all the symptoms of another bout of UTI. By Monday afternoon the infection had hit with full force. Knowing that all I needed was an antibiotic, I went to an Urgent Care Center in Mesa, AZ., to provide a specimen, a requirement for getting the prescription. After waiting 45 min. to see the Doctor, I started getting very nauseous and light headed.
I went to the Receptionist to ask where the bathroom was as I felt that I was going to throw up. I was told that I would have to wait for the Doctor because I would need to leave a specimen and they didn’t want me in the bathroom without first seeing him.
That was when the lights went out, my next awareness was that of finding myself on the floor (in the waiting room) having violent dry heaves, and very confused. At this point, I tried to stand up but couldn’t make it, and they made it very clear they weren’t going to let me get up until the ambulance got there. By the way, when you’re waiting to see the Doctor and you pass out, you get very prompt attention.
Now, “the rest of the story”, and the reason for sending this to so many of you.
I was taken to the nearest hospital, to emergency. Once there, I was transported to an emergency examination room. Once I had removed my clothes and donned one of those lovely hospital gowns, I finally got to see a Doctor. I asked “what is going on” I’m just having a UTI, just get me the proper medication and let me go home. He told me that my symptoms presented the possibility of sepsis, a potentially deadly migration of toxins, and that they needed to run several tests to determine how far the infection had migrated.
For the next 3 hours I was subjected to several tests, blood draws, EKG’s, and demands for specimens. At about 7:30 the nurse came back to my room to inform me that one of the tests takes 1- 2 days to complete, I asked if they (the results) could be emailed, at which point she informed me that I wouldn’t need them emailed because I wasn’t going anywhere. I started arguing with her but was told, “if you don’t start behaving, I’ll start taking your temperature rectally, at which point I became a perfect gentleman. I did tell her I wanted to see the doctor because I had no intention of staying overnight.
Now, this is what I want each of you to understand, please read these next sentences carefully. The doctor finally came in to inform me that he was going to admit me. I said, “are you admitting me for treatment or for observation?” He told me that I would be admitted for observation. I said Doctor, correct me if I’m wrong, but if you admit me for observation my Medicare will not pay anything, this due to the affordable care act , he said that’s right, it won’t. I then grabbed for my bag of clothing and said, then I’m going home. He said you’re really too sick to be going home, but I understand your position, this health program is going to hit seniors especially hard.
The doctor then left the room and I started getting dressed, I was just getting ready to put my shoes on when another doctor (the closer) came into the room, he saw me dressed and said, “where do you think you are going?” I simply said “I’m going home, to which he replied, quite vociferously, no you aren’t. I said, “Doc, you and I both know that under the “affordable care act” anyone on Medicare who is admitted to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill, Medicare won’t pay a cent”. At which point he nodded in affirmation. I said, “You will either admit me for a specific treatment or you won’t admit me.” Realizing he wasn’t going to win this one, he said he would prepare my release papers.
A few minutes later the discharge nurse came to my room to have me sign the necessary papers, relieving them from any responsibility. I told her I wasn’t trying to be obstinate, but I wasn’t going to be burdened with the full (financial) responsibility for my hospital stay.
After making sure the door was closed, she said, “I don’t blame you at all, I would do the same thing.” She went on to say, “You wouldn’t believe the people who elect to leave for the same reasons, people who are deathly sick, people who have to be wheeled out on a gurney.” She further said, “The ‘Affordable Care Act’ is going to be a disaster for seniors. Yet, if you are in this country illegally, and have no coverage, you will be covered in full.”
This is not internet hype folks, this is real, I just experienced it personally. Moving right along, this gets worse.
Today I went to a (required) follow up appointment with my Arizona Family Practitioner. Since my white count was pretty high, the follow up was important. During the visit I shared the experience at emergency, and that I had refused to be admitted. His response was “I don’t blame you at all, I would have done the same thing”. He went on to say that the colonoscopy and other procedures are probably going to be dropped from coverage for those over 70.
I told him that I had heard that the affordable care act would no longer pay for cancer treatment for those 76 and older, is that true? His understanding is that it is true.
The more I hear, and experience the Affordable Care Act, the more I’m beginning to see that we seniors are nothing more than an inconvenience, and the sooner they can get rid of us the better off they’ll be.
November is coming folks, we can have an impact on this debacle by letting everyone in Congress know that their responsibility is to the constituents, not the president and not the lobbyists. We need to let them ALL know that they are in office to serve and to look after the BEST INTERESTS of “we the people”, their employers, and not to become self serving bureaucrats who serve only out of greed. And if they don’t seem to understand this simple logic, we’ll fire them.
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