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President Orders End to Health Care Debate
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/04/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT by John Semmens

In a press conference heralding the attainment of 7 million enrollments in his signature Affordable Care Act insurance plan this past Monday, President Obama declared “the debate over the merits of this law has been settled. The success of the program has been conclusively proven by the events of this past week. There is no longer any need for further discussion. I am instructing the FCC to monitor all media outlets that are licensed through this agency for compliance with my directive. Any unwarranted excursions into disputation or reporting that is intended to reflect negatively on the program or to undermine its acceptance among the population will be dealt with expeditiously and penalized if necessary.”

A report from the RAND Corporation cast doubt on the magnitude of Obamacare's triumph. By RAND's estimate, fewer than a million of the President's touted 7 million newly insured came from the ranks of the previously uninsured. With an estimated total pool of uninsured of around 45 million less than 3% are now enrolled under the Administration's program.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius challenged the RAND report, saying that “essentially all of the 7 million cited by the President came from the ranks of the uninsured. RAND is only looking at the long term uninsured. They have completely overlooked the 6 million newly uninsured that were obliged to sign up because their previous insurance was canceled for noncompliance with the ACA's requirements.”

Sdebelius granted that “7 million may be a small portion of the number who will eventually enroll, but let's not forget that this target was met with only the 'carrot' of persuasion. The 'stick' of penalties has yet to be deployed. Now that the President has put further debate out-of-bounds we will be able to focus on using this enforcement tool to coral the laggards without having to fear public criticism.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/153370-2014-04-04-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-april-6-2014.htm


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: debate; obama; satire; tyranny

1 posted on 04/04/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/04/2014 9:15:34 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Dear President Obama,

I refuse, ignore, resist, and defy your “order for no more debate”.

Free Speech is a tenet of the Bill of Rights, and has been, before you came along, and shall be once you are gone.

— me.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 9:20:16 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

Anyone got the Hillary Clinton rant? I am sick and tired... blah blah blah..


4 posted on 04/04/2014 9:21:52 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: John Semmens
President Orders End to Health Care Debate

FU Obama, the debate has just begun.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 9:21:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: John Semmens

And there will be costs.


6 posted on 04/04/2014 9:50:49 PM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: TheArizona

The Arizona wrote:
“Anyone got the Hillary Clinton rant? I am sick and tired... blah blah blah..”

I hope she does run. I hope she runs so hard, and campaigns so much, that her tired, human shell warranty FAILS!


7 posted on 04/04/2014 9:56:16 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: John Semmens
In typical Obama Administration double-speak, what he actually called for was an "End to the Open-Ended Health Care Debate."

Which is quite another thing than an "End to the Health Care Debate."

That much is unclear and debatable...if there were to be a debate at all...which there is no need for as an "End to the Health Care Debate" has been called for.
8 posted on 04/04/2014 10:05:14 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: John Semmens

To Hell with you, zero!

We can talk about anything here in the USA!

Got it? You slime


9 posted on 04/04/2014 10:06:05 PM PDT by joyce11111 (he police minute)
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To: John Semmens
Good satire. Reminds me of...


10 posted on 04/04/2014 10:09:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: John Semmens

But the insurance enrollments, that's where I had them. I proved with geometric logic that everyone now had health care.

11 posted on 04/04/2014 10:41:27 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: John Semmens

From the clown in chief. The ass clowns in the media love this loser. Don’t worry it will get worse for the tas paying citizens.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 10:44:25 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: KarlInOhio

The problem with that picture, of course, is that Barry has never had a pair of steel balls in his life.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 11:00:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: John Semmens

That goodness this is satire but unfortunately is not too far off from reality though.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 11:01:44 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Terry L Smith

Too bad he didn’t use this kind of determination over Crimea...Oh that’s right he told Med in the overheard mike conversation that he couldn’t do anything until the 2012 election was over....evidently, we now know what that was all about.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 11:06:31 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: John Semmens

Satire...or not?

(Thanks for the ping. Excellent as always.)


16 posted on 04/04/2014 11:08:34 PM PDT by berdie
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To: John Semmens
John ol' buddy, coral not same-same as corral, but you knew that.

Jes' needling you, you so rarely slip up....

17 posted on 04/04/2014 11:16:52 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: John Semmens

And, how many are actually paying enrollees? I’ll bet most of them are welfare cases & no one signed up, to foot the bill!


18 posted on 04/05/2014 12:23:50 AM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: John Semmens

A debate is never over, my friend.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 12:32:13 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: John Semmens

I find truth is no longer from Bozo a reality.

As a senior under cover by Fed requirements I am unable to understand any of BOZO’S requirements.

I’ll just wait for a while, for something positive to come along...


20 posted on 04/05/2014 12:41:22 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: John Semmens

21 posted on 04/05/2014 12:43:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: John Semmens
...let's not forget that this target was met with only the 'carrot' of persuasion. The 'stick' of penalties has yet to be deployed.

From each according to his ability as determined by the glorious state, to each according to his need as determined by the glorious state. Or the glorious state will crush you like a bug.

22 posted on 04/05/2014 12:50:52 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Terry L Smith

Spoken like a true freedom fighter for our time.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 1:51:01 AM PDT by itssme
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To: KarlInOhio
Let's see, obozo’s wearing his “Mussolini” face, with his head back and his chin jutting out. But we all know he's Captain Queeg sp?. But, is he holding his balls in his hands, or are they ball bearings?
24 posted on 04/05/2014 1:55:24 AM PDT by itssme
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To: John Semmens

It’s an Executive Order. We’d better shut up now, or else.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 2:11:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s funny because it’s TRUE!


26 posted on 04/05/2014 2:34:17 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Ever watch the movie “Oh Brother, Where art Thou”?

There was a scene in the movie where the locals were having a political rally prior to electing a Governor (The then, “Pappy O’Daniel”) and his rival (”Homer G. Stokes”) came in shouting, “This Meeting is Over”. The political rival (”Homer”) was run out of the meeting on a rail. (Great old days remedy). Wish we could do that to odumbo as I would gladly be one of the rail carriers.

And note to odumbo: NO, the debate is NOT OVER. We will haunt you and your plan until the day we all die.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 4:15:45 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: John Semmens

This PO(tu)S sure knows how to accept his little “victory” with grace and class. He derives an immense satisfaction from his jocular dismissal, rejection, and taunting of opponents of his grand central planning.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 4:34:05 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: John Semmens

Up yours obammy ya poser punk.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: John Semmens
The debate over socialism is over.

It's dead, Jim.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 4:46:24 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RichInOC
The problem with that picture, of course, is that Barry has never had a pair of steel balls in his life.

Well, no, not his own of course. But he's handled many.

31 posted on 04/05/2014 5:35:25 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: John Semmens

Alas, this may be coming. Heck, the loony libs already want to lock up anyone who doesn’t accept the global warming mantra. Only a matter of time before any dissent is met with arrest, imprisonment, maybe even martyrdom.

Thanks again John for the ping.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 5:54:26 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TheArizona
“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

― Hillary Rodham Clinton (on Youtube)

33 posted on 04/05/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It isn’t enough to read those disengenious words - I hear her shrill voice in my head as I read it!


34 posted on 04/05/2014 7:28:03 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

If the Republicans would replay that speech on a regular basis, maybe the LIVs would get a clue. Or course, we be labeled as sexists.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 7:36:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: RichInOC

The problem with that picture, of course, is that Barry has never had a pair of steel balls in his life.
*********************
They’re Reggie’s.


36 posted on 04/05/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping to another good head shakin’ chuckler John. It really is very much a reflection of how these people consider themselves as rulers.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 8:38:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Sure, just like the debate over Global Warming is over.

This “dicktator” needs a big fat helping of STFU, and his a** kicked out of the White House.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 8:58:46 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: John Semmens
“The worst thing about this decision is that it will hamper the Government's ability to regulate speech,” Schumer complained. “Critics may end up almost as well financed as spokespersons for the Government. That is a formula for dissent and disunity.”

Ya just can't make this stuff up.

Oh, wait, this is from Semmens; and, he can make stuff up, and Schumer might even feel flattered.

Another fine column, John.

.

39 posted on 04/05/2014 12:22:36 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL! That is classic.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 5:13:55 AM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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