11/25/2013

LEARNING FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS...

"The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will be recalled."

~ George Washington

11/20/2013

QUOTE FOR THE DAY...

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." 
--James Madison

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The wisdom of our Founding Fathers never ceases to amaze me...

DR

11/14/2013

PROJECT VERITAS: OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS FRAUD RAMPANT, NOT "ISOLATED INCIDENT"



JAMES O'KEEFE'S PROJECT VERITAS HAS UNCOVERED EVEN MORE NAVIGATORS ADVISING PEOPLE HOW TO HIDE INCOME...LIE ON OBAMACARE APPLICATIONS TO GET MORE SUBSIDIES...

ALL OF THESE NAVIGATORS ARE FUNDED BY TAXPAYER DOLLARS...

THIS IS HUGE...

DR

SENATOR TED CRUZ VINDICATED!

**BREAKING**

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE - JUST ADMITTED THAT HE WAS NOTIFIED A WEEK BEFORE OBAMACARE ROLL OUT THAT THE WEBSITE WAS NOT FUNCTIONING....

THIS WAS THE SAME TIME THAT OBAMA AND LIBERALS AND THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED-MEDIA-COMPLEX WERE VILIFYING SENATOR CRUZ AND SENATOR MIKE LEE FOR PUSHING FOR A DELAY IN THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE...

CRUZ AND LEE WERE CALLED TERRORISTS...

THE ONLY TERRORISTS I SEE HERE ARE OBAMA AND LIBERALS...

DR

QUOTE FOR THE DAY...

"The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. 

Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. 

The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. 

The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society." 

--John Adams, to the Inhabitants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1775
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Sound familiar?

Our Founding Fathers were really, really smart men...

DR

11/12/2013

JAMES O'KEEFE UNCOVERS FRAUD ONCE AGAIN: OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS HELP APPLICANTS LIE



We all suspected it...but here is proof...

James O'Keefe, of Project Veritas, the man that brought us ACORN fraud and exposed the NPR president has been busy working on gathering the tapes that are proof positive of the massive fraud within the Obamacare navigator world...

These people have been given millions of American taxpayer dollars to help people LIE about their income in order to get more subsidies from the government for their Obamacare premiums...

So while millions of hard working Americans are having their insurance policies cancelled...something Obama promised over and over that would not happen...we have criminals assisting people filling out applications how to lie and hide income from the IRS...

DR

H/T: Matt Drudge


11/10/2013

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA LIED TO US IN 2009 AND HE IS STILL LYING TO US TODAY



REMEMBER IN 2009 WHEN REP. JOE WILSON YELLED "YOU LIE" WHEN OBAMA WAS LYING TO AMERICANS?

REMEMBER THE OUTRAGE FROM THE COMMISSAR?* 

WATCH JOEY BIDEN AND NANCY PELOSI'S REACTION WHEN WILSON YELLS "YOU LIE"...

THE MEDIA SHARK-FEST ON JOE WILSON WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD...NO ONE...AND I MEAN NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE DEAR LEADER...ESPECIALLY IN A PUBLIC FORUM!

WELL, JOE WILSON HAS BEEN VINDICATED...OBAMAO'S LIES ARE DOCUMENTED...EVEN THOUGH OBAMAO CONTINUES TO DENY IT...

JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER...JOE WILSON WAS THE FIRST ONE TO CALL OUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S LIES...

DR

*For those of you that do not know what Commissar means: 


Definition of Commissar:

a : Communist party official assigned to a military unit to teach party principles and policies and to ensure party loyalty

b :  one that attempts to control public opinion or its expression

TED CRUZ SCORES A HOMERUN ON THE TONIGHT SHOW


SENATOR TED CRUZ IS AWESOME...NO OTHER WORD COMES TO MIND WHEN I HEAR HIM SPEAK...




DR

11/06/2013

FILE THIS UNDER 'UN-EFFING BELIEVABLE': PER SEBELIUS, CONVICTED FELONS CAN BECOME OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS...

I KID YOU NOT



DR

CHICAGO POLITICS ON NATIONWIDE STAGE: OBAMA BUNDLER THREW VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S RACE

FROM THE BLAZE:


REVEALED: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BUNDLER HELPING FUND LIBERTARIAN IN TIGHT VA. GUBERNATORIAL RACE


A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.
Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.
Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
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All of the above DID happen...between Cuccinelli and the Libertarian candidate, Sarvis, they got 52.1% of the votes...but Cuccinelli only got 45.5% of that...McAuliffe got 48% for a squeaker win...

Add to the fact that Obama's minions interfered with the election...Cuccinelli got NO SUPPORT from the GOP...NONE...

Today's Republican Party is more interested in perpetrating the BLOATED GOVERNMENT...to them it represents power...the only thing they want is to win so THEY can take control of it...


DR

11/05/2013

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: MORE EVIDENCE THAT OBAMA TOLD US WE CAN KEEP OUR INSURANCE...

FROM WHITEHOUSE.GOV...MORE DOCUMENTATION THAT OBAMA HAS LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Facts Are Stubborn Things

Macon Phillips
Macon Phillips
August 04, 2009 
06:55 AM EST

UPDATE: As part of our effort to push back on the misinformation about health insurance reform, we've launched WhiteHouse.gov/realitycheck. It's full of videos and tools you can use to share the facts with your friends and family. Check it out.
Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."
Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.
Here are the complete videos that Linda refers to. First from the AARP:
And then from the President's news conference:
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EVERYTHING THAT IS CURRENTLY ON THE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE HAS BEEN REPRODUCED HERE...NOT SURE HOW LONG THEY WILL LEAVE IT UP...

BEFORE WHITE HOUSE PULLS THIS VIDEO - ANOTHER OBAMA LIE ABOUT "YOU CAN KEEP YOUR INSURANCE"



OBAMA IS OUT TODAY SAYING HE NEVER SAID WE CAN KEEP OUR INSURANCE IF WE LIKE IT...THIS WAS PUT UP BY THE WHITE HOUSE, SO NOT SURE HOW LONG IT WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE AS THEY RUSH TO SCRUB ANY FACTUAL EVIDENCE THAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TOLD EVERYONE...OVER AND OVER...THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR INSURANCE...

IN THIS VIDEO HE ALREADY IS BLAMING EMPLOYERS...BUT THE TRUTH IS...HE WAS CHANGING THE OBAMACARE LAW THAT PASSED IN CONGRESS AND HAS HIS SIGNATURE ON IT...HE WAS MAKING CHANGES BEHIND THE SCENES...AFTER A LAW WAS PASSED...MORPHING THAT LAW INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY....NOTHING THAT CONGRESS AGREED TO OR EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO AGREE WITH OR DISCUSSS OR DEBATE...THAT FORCED EMPLOYERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES TO DROP PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY DON'T COMPLY WITH THE LAW...AS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HAS WRITTEN IT...

DR

11/02/2013

FROM HERITAGE ~ EXCLUSIVE: HEALTHCARE.GOV USERS WARN OF SECURITY RISK, BREACH OF PRIVACY

Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state....


Security Risk
Last week, the Associated Press disclosed a government memo revealing the “high” security risk for HealthCare.gov. Those concerns surfaced at Wednesday’s hearing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who claimed the system was secure.
HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters told the AP, “When consumers fill out their online … applications, they can trust that the information they’re providing is protected by stringent security standards and that the technology underlying the application process has been tested and is secure.”
However, that didn’t stop members of Congress from voicing alarm.
“You accepted a risk on behalf of every user … that put their personal financial information at risk,” Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) told Sebelius. “Amazon would never do this. ProFlowers would never do this. Kayak would never do this. This is completely an unacceptable level of security.”
Heritage cyber-security expert Steven Bucci, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, said users of HealthCare.gov are leaving their personal information unsecured.
“Once it goes out over the system, it is vulnerable,” Bucci said. “There appears to have been a singular lack of concern for security. The site needs to receive and transmit sensitive personal information, yet it has less than state of the art security.”
Bucci said if a doctor’s receptionist speaks too loudly about personal information so that others could hear it, that’s a violation of the law.
“Functionality and security have to be the hallmark of programs like this one,” Bucci said. “The site has failed on both counts and has further weakened the confidence of the American people.”
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People have been warned...but the most hateful thing that is happening is that REAL PEOPLE that are sick and NEED insurance are the ones that are signing up on this trainwreck of a so-called 'website'...the very people that voted for  ObaMao...not once, but twice!...that believed the lies he told over and over and over...Democrats, once again, using people as their pawns...then leaving them to fend for themselves after they create chaos and refuse to own it or fix it...
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And Sebelius wonders why she was given a copy of Web Sites for Dummies by Sen. Brian Kelsey, TN...

Of course the libturds went postal...but I thought it was great :D
DR

10/31/2013

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: IF YOU LIKE YOUR (HEALTHCARE) PLAN...YOU CAN KEEP IT!...



YEA...NOT SO MUCH...

SINCE WHEN DID THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECOME THE LIAR-IN-CHIEF!?

DR

THANKS TO NEW YORK MAGAZINE FOR THIS COMPOSITION


10/29/2013

GOVERNMENT 'MINING' SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INFORMATION ON HEALTH BEHAVIOR

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is “mining” Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behaviors.
The NLM, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will have software installed on government computers that will store data from social media as part of a $30,000 project announced last week.
“The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and makes its stored information available online at no charge to consumers, health professionals, and biomedical scientists through a diverse suite of resources,” the agency said in a contract posted on Oct. 23. “Evaluating how its databases and other resources are utilized is an important component of continuing quality improvement and has long been an on-going program of NLM management through a potpourri of monitoring tools.”
“The world-wide explosion in the use of social media provides a unique opportunity for sampling sentiment and use patterns of NLM’s ‘customers’ and for comparing NLM to other sources of health-related information,” the agency said.
“By examining relevant tweets and other comments,” the contract said, “NLM will gain insights to extent of use, context for which information was sought, and effects of various health-related announcements and events on usage patterns.”
Specifically, NLM will look at the “value of tweets and other messages as teaching tools and change-agents for health-relevant behavior.”
“The overarching objective of these studies is to obtain a richer understanding of how consumers, clinicians, researchers actually look for the health-related information they seek, and what they do with what they find,” NLM said in a response to frequently asked questions about the project.
OhMyGov Inc., a media company that specializes in the promotion of government agencies, will be paid $30,660 to monitor social media for NLM for one year.
The company will install software on computers at NLM headquarters in Bethesda, Md. to “maintain a comprehensive ‘universe’ of social media data.” Government bureaucrats will be trained on the software so they can search the database for health-related content.
“Content from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news sites, discussion boards, video and image sharing sites will be maintained by the Contractor and kept up-to-date in a timely manner and made available for query by Government,” the contract said.
When asked by a vendor if they are interested in storing the data for “historical analysis,” NLM said “Yes.”
The project will also track NLM’s impact on social media in comparison to its “competitors,” which they define as Google, Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.
“Demographic characteristics” of Facebook and Twitter posts will be noted “to the extent permitted by privacy regulations.” NLM said they are interested in the location, number of followers, and academic degrees held by users.
The contractor OhMyGov Inc. is partially funded by the National Science Foundation, and a member of President Obama’s “Startup America Initiative,” a public-private partnership designed to spur entrepreneurship.
“The OhMyGov Media Monitoring and Policy Analysis system is the first and only business intelligence software completely politically focused,” according to the company’s website. “It provides real-time data mining, analysis, and visual analytics to uncover patterns in message uptake and critical insights into how issues are being characterized by Congress as well as the media, public, and key stakeholders.”
Requests for comment from NLM were not returned.
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DR
H/T: DRUDGE

OBAMA LIED...HEALTHCARE DIED...



DR

H/T: WEASEL ZIPPERS

10/26/2013

#StopWatchingUs - THOUSANDS MARCH ON NATIONAL MALL TO PROTEST NSA SPYING ON AMERICANS



And this -


Thousands are marching on the National Mall in Washington, DC to protest covert NSA surveillance operations on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. The organizers are planning to present Congress with a petition which has acquired over 570,000 signatures.
Stop Watching Us is a collective of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose many of the NSA’s surveillance procedures. The began at 11:30 am local time on October 26 – the 12th anniversary of the US Patriot Act.
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Kinda pathetic when we have to go to Russia to get our news...the alphabet "news" channels are completely ignoring this...

DR

MOOCHELLE OBAMA'S COLLEGE CLASSMATE AWARDED NO BID CONTRACT FOR OBAMACARE WEBSITE

BEEN WONDERING WHERE MOOCH HAS BEEN LATELY?

I MEAN SERIOUSLY, THE WOMAN IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND...

WELL TAKE A GANDER...

FROM THE DAILY CALLER:


First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.
Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.
Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
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DR

10/25/2013

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA THE COMMUNIST

If you ever had any doubt that Barack Hussein Obama does not embrace communism, think again...

Here, in his own words..."..the core of his faith"...is communism...



DR

10/23/2013

JAY CARNEY WALKS OUT OF PRESS CONFERENCE



Press Secretary Jay Carney walks out on reporters asking questions about the healthcare.gov website on 10/22/2013

When will the American people get objective reporting of the news? Will these sycophants continue to carry the water for this administration?

Inquiring minds want to know...

DR

10/11/2013

WHO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT?

Thomas Sowell, gifted writer that he is, has once again made a great analysis of the Democrat led government shutdown. I won't even try to expand on his work. Here it is in it's entirety, as published on Townhall:
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Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.
There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going -- except for ObamaCare.
This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.
As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.
Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.
ObamaCare is indeed "the law of the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.
But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.
The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies -- unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare.
Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who -- if anybody -- "wants to shut down the government." But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare.
The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a "clean" bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word "clean" like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?
If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.
You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.
When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called.
Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of fact.
Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.
Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt.
None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out -- and articulation has never been their strong suit -- the lies will win. More important, the whole country will lose.
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DR

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN...


10/08/2013

TODAY'S THOUGHT FOR CONGRESS AS THEY CONTEMPLATE RAISING THE DEBT CEILING...AGAIN...

"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
--Thomas Jefferson,letter to John Taylor, 1816
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DR

10/07/2013

(PROVOKING) THOUGHT OF THE DAY...

"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty."
Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
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An interesting statement, to say the least...
And what, exactly, is 'licentiousness' you ask...
Licentiousness: Acting without regard to law, ethics, or the rights of others.
There was a lot of wisdom within our Founding Fathers...wisdom that has been passed down through the ages...and that same wisdom having been recently set aside in order to embrace "progressive" ideas...
But are these ideas that are being put into place by this administration really anything 'new'?...
From Mr. Ames' speech in 1788 it would appear not...
Thing that always confounds me is this:
This experiment people call the United States of America is the only one of its kind in the history of the world...a republic set up using the Rule of Law...a Constitution written to minimize the size of government, leaving most decisions to the people...
Why have there been so many attempts to subvert this great nation over the years?
Why - if people do not believe in this form of real freedom - why don't people simply move to a country that is a dictatorship or other form of controlling ruler where they can live in their nirvana?
Why impose their ideas on people that cherish freedom?
Does it intimidate these socialist lovers of iron-fist ruling to see people able to make decisions free of interference from an all-seeing, all-controlling government run by those that would imprison, silence or do harm to anyone that dare speak out against them?
It does make me wonder...
I wonder why, if those that embrace the teachings of Karl Marx and others of his mindset, they are not happy until their controlling of others is forced upon free people...
DR

10/04/2013

FACT SHEET FOR CONGRESS UNDER OBAMACARE FROM OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM)

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Members of Congress and 
Congressional Staff 

• OPM has published a final rule to clarify eligibility for health insurance benefits 
coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for 
Members of Congress and certain congressional staff members due to§1312 of the 
Affordable Care Act.
• The following changes have been made in the final rule:
• OPM has clarified that Members of Congress and designated 
congressional staff must enroll in an appropriate SHOP as determined by 
the Director in order to receive a Government contribution.
• References to annuitants purchasing coverage on the Exchange have been 
deleted in the final rule.
• OPM has provided a one month extension for staff designations for the 
2014 plan year.
• Additional non-substantive edits have been made to improve clarity.
• Current FEHB plan coverage for Members of Congress and congressional staff 
employed by the official office of a Member of Congress will terminate on 
December 31, 2013. An additional 31 days of coverage is included after the 
termination date at no cost to the enrollee.
• Members of Congress and designated congressional staff who choose to purchase 
health insurance via the appropriate SHOP as determined by the Director may do 
so with an effective date of January 1, 2014.
• Given the location of Congress in the District of Columbia, OPM will work with 
the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (DC SHOP) to implement this rule.
For plan year 2014, Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will 
choose from 112 options in the Gold Metal tier on the DC SHOP.
• Open Season dates for DC SHOP coverage will coincide with FEHB Open 
Season dates. Coverage will be effective January 1, 2014.
• OPM is planning to launch a web site with additional information in the near 
future.
• Nothing in this rule or the law prevents a Member of Congress or designated 
congressional staff from declining a Government contribution for him or herself 
by choosing a different option for their health insurance coverage.
• All Members of Congress, including representatives of U.S. Territories, and their 
designated staff will be required to purchase health insurance via the DC SHOP in 
order to receive a Government contribution. The DC SHOP offers health plan 
options with in-network access to medical providers across the nation and 
overseas.
• Members of Congress and congressional administrative staff are best equipped to 
make the determination as to whether an individual is employed by the “official 
office” of that member. Designations must be made prior to November 2013 for 
the coverage year starting January 1, 2014 and October for subsequent plan years.
 • No Federal funds, including administrative funds, will be used to cover abortions 
or administer plans that cover abortions.
• Nothing in OPM’s final rule changes eligibility for other Federal benefits 
programs. 

AMERICANS ARE BEING FORCED INTO OBAMACARE **AND** HAVE TO SUBSIDIZE CONGRESS' GOLD PLAN UNDER OBAMACARE

So, we not only are being forced into the abomination known as Obamacare...

we also have to subsidize...to the tune of 75% of their premium...the GOLD plan that Obama has dictated they must choose...

you see...Congress members and their staff are subsidized...by their "employer"...75% of their premiums...something not one of us are able to get...

THIS is what people are up in arms about...it's not wanting grandma thrown over a hill...it's not wanting women to suffer...none of the moronic things that liberals have been throwing around, accusing Republicans of being heartless SOBs...

who do you think the "employer" is in this case? Government has only one way to get money to pay for all the transactions they make...TAXES...

from The Hill:


Regulations issued by the Obama administration this week would require members of Congress to buy one of the top-tier insurance plans from the ObamaCare exchanges.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House sent guidance to members of Congress this week, based on a directive from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that says they must choose plans from the "gold" level of insurance coverage, not "bronze" or "silver" plans. "Platinum" is the only higher level of coverage under the exchanges. 


"For plan year 2014, Members of Congress and designated congressional staff will choose from 112 options in the Gold Metal tier on the DC SHOP," CAO said in a fact sheet that was emailed to Congress.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) called attention to this requirement in a House floor speech Thursday, in which he said the policy shows more favoritism toward members of Congress and their staff.

"We all … have to go and get the gold policy. Not the bronze, not the silver, the gold policy from the exchange. That's the only one we can get," he said.

"You see, bronze and silver's only good enough for everyone else in the country. For members of Congress and members of the Senate and their staff, it's gold or nothing."

The fact sheet also says that the only way for members of Congress to get subsidies for their insurance plan is by using the Washington, D.C., health insurance exchange, or SHOP.

"All Members of Congress, including representatives of U.S. Territories, and their designated staff will be required to purchase health insurance via the DC SHOP in order to receive a Government contribution," it says. "The DC SHOP offers health plan options with in-network access to medical providers across the nation and overseas."

Harris said allowing members to be subsidized for only buying gold-level coverage is probably why many members don't want to eliminate the subsidy for Congress, something Republicans have been pushing.

"That's why this fight has been for a clean CR. No one wants to remove that exemption," he said.

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So there you have it...look beyond the smoke screens...push past the rhetoric...the truth of the matter is...

Democrats in congress are refusing to push for what they call a "clean CR"...in other words...a CR (continuing resolution) without the mandate Republicans put in to defund Obamacare until this mess is straightened out...

these elected officials...who make more money than the average middle-class American...who get more subsidies than there are flies at a city dump...these greedy, dishonest, self-serving people are lying - once again - to serve their own purpose...

Democrats are pushing for this "clean CR" because they WANT THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO PAY FOR CONGRESS' INSURANCE AS WELL AS THEIR OWN INSURANCE UNDER OBAMACARE...

I, for one, have had enough...

DR

TODAY'S THOUGHT...

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys."
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, 1808
DR

10/03/2013

REBELS THAT JOHN MCCAIN CLAIMS ARE 'MODERATE' HANG A BABY'S HEAD FROM A TREE; SLICE A WOMAN IN HALF AND HANG EACH HALF ON A DIFFERENT TREE

For more than two years, as fighting has escalated throughout Syria, a group of villages peopled by government supporters in the mountains above this coastal city has been spared any attacks.
In spite of their proximity to the Turkish border, across which rebel fighters are armed and financed, farmers continued their lives as normal, even though as Alawites allied to the Shia sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs they could have been obvious targets...
Shadi, a 32-year-old officer in a local defence unit that is separate from the Syrian army, was lightly wounded during the government's counter-attack. "When we got into the village of Balouta I saw a baby's head hanging from a tree. There was a woman's body which had been sliced in half from head to toe and each half was hanging from separate apple trees. It made me feel I wanted to do something wild," he recalled.
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On September 3, 2013 John McCain was on Fox News and said the following:

Seriously, McCain??? Really???
Defending rebels when they scream Allah Ahkbar??
Claiming the rebels are MODERATE??
I tell you...the stench coming from the capitol of our great nation is getting worse by the day...no...by the hour...
DR

10/01/2013

TODAY'S QUOTE...

"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions."
James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792
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Funny how the more things change...the more they stay the same...
DR

9/24/2013

SENATOR TED CRUZ: DEFUND OBAMACARE AND BECOME HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY...



DR

THIS IS FLOATING AROUND THE TWITTERSPHERE TONIGHT...

Since we are all up supporting Senator Ted Cruz and his filibuster on defunding Obamacare...

there must be some humor!



or in this case...truth...

DR

LIVE FEED OF SENATOR TED CRUZ ON THE SENATE FLOOR ARGUING TO DEFUND OBAMACARE



Live streaming video by Ustream

Freedomworks Live provided the live feed...

Staying up to support Senator Cruz...don't know how he's doing it...but, BRAVO!

DR

OBAMACARE: MAKE IT APPLY TO EVERYONE OR NO ONE!

Great line someone tweeted tonight.

Senator Ted Cruz is doing an awesome job!

There should be no law that benefits a few and burdens the rest of us.

When Dick Durbin proudly stated that "his employer" subsidized his health care by 75%...guess what, Dickie?

That 75% "your employer" is paying is us! The American taxpayers! And we do NOT want to subsidize YOUR health care AND pay for ours!!

DEFUND OBAMACARE NOW!

DR

STAND BY SENATOR TED CRUZ...HE IS FILIBUSTERING THE SENATE FOR US!

Ace of Spades has the info

Sen. Cruz Speaking Now; RNC Launches "Stand With Ted" Petition

Flip over to CSPAN2 or their online digs to see Sen. Cruz speaking now.

Apparently CSPAN won't let you embed. Or I can't figure it out anyway. Just open in another window. He says he's going to talk until he cannot stand. This is an awareness-raising floor speech, not a true filibuster, as it doesn't push back the time for the first cloture vote which is set for tomorrow.

Townhall's Guy Benson has more on Cruz's speech, as well as the RNC's petition drive "Stand With Ted," launched simultaneously.

I know several folks were asking where Chairman Priebus was in all this. He wants you to sign the petition.

More: If you missed it this morning, the timeline for the next several days goes like this, with the Senate ultimately passing a CR of one sort or another on Sunday, giving the House just one day to respond. The timeline can change, however, if the parties unanimously waive the Senate rules, as has been discussed among the GOP conference this afternoon. They're considering agreeing to shorten the time for consideration in the Senate in order to get a CR back to the House faster.

And a little bit more: As you'd know if you listened to the AOSHQ podcast, I've been a little concerned that Sen. Reid could try and get cute with the Senate version of the CR and undo sequestration cuts. A staffer at the Senate GOP Budget committee press office got back to me:

Go to the Ace for the rest of the story.
DR