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Sarah Palin: Obamacare = Stray Dog, So Says President
facebook ^ | january 30, 2010 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 01/30/2010 12:43:30 PM PST by Al B.

What am I missing, folks? We’re called obstructionists and made to feel uninformed in the Obamacare debate as we point out this is not a patient-driven, market-oriented approach to health care cost challenges. We’ve been saying for months that this is government takeover of our personal choices of insurers and doctors. We’re called liars when claiming that this is all about government mandates and control of up to a sixth of our economy.

And yet, shockingly, the president admitted yesterday exactly what we’ve been saying: that his Democrats and lobbyists have crafted bills that in fact will prevent us from keeping our current insurance and/or choosing our own doctor. He said:

The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented -- and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]

Thanks to Tom Bevan at RCP for spotting this. The president’s statement is shocking, enlightening, and in an odd and unfortunate way also encouraging. Folks, this admission tells us we’re not off-base and we need to stay vigilant so we’re not missing anything else in this scheme. This trillion-dollar government takeover of our health care system is full of “stray dogs and cats” (the president’s words, not mine), and that’s what we’ve been saying all along.

Commonsense conservatives have better ideas on how to start tackling rising health care costs. Reps. Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and others have offered solutions. I commend their efforts to counter the White House’s attempt to ram Obamacare through as these Congressmen seek bipartisan, sensible solutions. I implore them to speak louder because we’re listening, and we’re counting on them!

- Sarah Palin

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; military; obama; obamacare; palin; politics; prolife; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 01/30/2010 12:43:30 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

2 posted on 01/30/2010 12:44:06 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Al B.

Another Smackdown by the Cuda..VERY NICE!! Some might ask why she is so “Obsessed” with bringing down Obamacare..its very affects her as much as it affects all of us. Her son Trig was born with a hole in his heart(Thankfully right now it looks like he will be just fine) but if ever he needs surgery down the road, and Obamacare is passed, knowing how the Government works, Sarah will have a very difficult time finding a doctor who would be willing to perform this surgery on her son because according to Ezekial Emmanuel “His life doesn’t have much meaning” she is scared, we all are..that is why we have to stay focused on making sure this bill dies and is never seen again

3 posted on 01/30/2010 12:47:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SandRat

“stray dogs and cats” = “stray cats and dogs.” It’s important to keep the message and the point intact, not get lost in parsing the details.

4 posted on 01/30/2010 12:47:39 PM PST by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: Al B.
Devil in the Details

And in this case, the details are the devil!

Hoping that Scott Brown wins in Mass today to hopefully stop this monstrosity.

Below is a brief re-visit ' to some of the contents of HR 3200 Should Congress succeed in passing any form of 'healthcare reform', we can count on most, or all, of this eventually becoming law. The left will settle for nothing less.

Government will audit the books of all employers who self insure. (p.22)

We can only receive so much 'care' per year: $5,000 per individual, $10,000 per family. (p. 29, lines 4-16)

A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits we receive. (p. 30, sec. 123)

The Healthcare Commissioner will choose our healthcare benefits for us. (p. 42)

Healthcare will be provided to all non-U.S. citizens, illegal or otherwise. (p.50, sec. 152)

Government will have real-time access to our finances, and a National Health I.D. card will be issued. (p. 58)

Government will have direct access to our bank accounts for elective funds transfers. (p. 59, lines 21-24)

There is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations such as ACORN. (p. 65, sec. 164)

Government will create a healthcare exchange to bring private healthcare plans under government control. (p. 72, lines 8-14)

Government will mandate all benefits packages for private healthcare plans in the exchange. (p. 84, sec. 203)

Government will mandate linguistic appropriate services - translations for illegal aliens. (p. 91, lines 4-7)

Government will use groups, such as ACORN and Americorps, to sign up individuals for government healthcare plan. (p. 95, lines 8-18)

Medicaid eligible individuals will automatically be enrolled in Medicaid. We will have no choice. (p. 102, lines 12-18)

No company will be able to sue the government for price fixing, and there will be no judicial review against a government healthcare monopoly. (p. 124, lines 24-25)

Employers must pay for healthcare for part time employees and their families. (p. 126, lines 22-25)

Government will tell doctors and the AMA how much money physicians can make. (p. 127, lines 1-16)

All employers must automatically enroll all new employees into the government plan. (p. 145, lines 15-17)

An employer with a payroll of $400,000 and above who does not provide the government option will pay an 8% tax on all payroll. (p. 149, lines 16-24)

An employer with a payroll of $250,000 to $400,000 who does not provide the government option will pay a 2% to 6% tax on all payroll. (p. 150, lines 9-13)

Any individual who does not have acceptable healthcare coverage, as defined by the government, will be taxed 2.5%. (p. 167)

The abovementioned tax will not be levied on non-resident aliens. (p. 170, lines 1-3)

Officers and employees of the Government Healthcare Administration will have access to all Americans' personal and financial records. (p. 195)

This section reads 'The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as a tax.' (p. 203, lines 14-15)

Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. (p. 239, lines 14-24)

All doctors, no matter what specialty, will be paid the same. (p. 241, lines 6-8)

Government will set the value of doctors' time and professional judgments. (p. 253, lines 10-18)

Government will mandate and control productivity for private healthcare industries. (p. 265, sec 1131)

Government will regulate rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs. (p. 268, sec 1141)

This section regards treatment of certain cancer hospitals, and would result in cancer treatment rationing. (p. 272, sec. 1145)

Government will penalize hospitals for what it deems 'preventable re-admissions'. (p. 280, sec. 1151)

Government will tell doctors what and how much they can own. (p. 317, lines 13-20)

Government will mandate whether hospitals can or cannot expand. (p. 317-318, lines 21-25, 1-3)

Hospitals will have the opportunity to apply for an exception to the above, but community input is required. (p. 321, lines 2-13)

Government will mandate establishment of 'outcome-based' measures. (p. 335, lines 15-25; and p. 336-339)

Government will have the authority to disqualify medical plans, HMOs, etc., forcing all into the government plan. (p. 341, lines 3-9)

Government will restrict enrollment of 'special needs' individuals. (p. 354, sec. 1177)

Mandates the creation of a government Tele-Health Advisory Committee. (p. 379, sec. 1191)

Government will mandate 'advanced care planning consultation'. Seniors will be interviewed every year and decisions will be made as to what care they can and cannot receive. (p. 425, lines 4-12)

Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills and durable powers of attorney. This instruction and consultation will be mandatory. (p. 425, lines 17-19)

Government will provide an approved list of 'end-of-life resources'. (p. 425, lines 22-25; and p. 426, lines 1-3)

Government will mandate orders for end of life, giving the government a say in how your life ends. (p. 427, lines 15-24)

An 'advanced care planning consultation' will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates. (p. 429, lines 1-9)

'Advanced care consultation' may include an order for end-of-life plans. (p. 429, lines 10-12)

Government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. (p. 429, lines 13-25)

Government will decide what level of treatment we will have at end-of-life. (p. 430, lines 11-15)

There will be community-based home medical services, run by organizations such as ACORN. (p. 469)

There will be one monthly payment to such community-based organizations. (p. 472, lines 14-17)

Government will cover marriage and family therapy. (p. 489, section 1308)

Government will cover mental health services including defining, creating and rationing those services. (p. 494-498)

5 posted on 01/30/2010 12:54:08 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Al B.

Dag gone Dawn.... You go girl!!!

They think we’re so stupid and never actually read that crappy 2000+ page piece of crap.

You know what, let them continue to think we get our “talking points” from Rush, Sean, Mark, Fox, etc. It only digs their OWN holes deeper.

Keep digging a@@holes!!!

Oh, and FUBO!!!

6 posted on 01/30/2010 12:55:30 PM PST by NoGrayZone
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To: Bernard

“stray dogs and cats”; “stray cats and dogs.” Stray dogs and cats will pull “0’s”
pants on the ground.
pants on the ground, pants on the ground,
“O” got them pulled to the ground
by stray cats and dogs” Down, down Down

7 posted on 01/30/2010 12:57:04 PM PST by primatreat ( "O" time has run out, You are gonna be run out!)
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To: Al B.

Sarah Palin has been on fire lately. Unfortunately, most or all of the pro-CPAC bloggers appear to be boycotting her Facebook posts, so they are not getting the widespread exposure as they used to. It would be nice if FOX would at least post them all, instead of just randomly.

8 posted on 01/30/2010 1:03:17 PM PST by euram
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To: euram

But you know they’re still reading them..... =)

9 posted on 01/30/2010 1:07:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone
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To: euram

1.24m on Facebook. Not a bad fall back position!

10 posted on 01/30/2010 1:12:43 PM PST by sarah fan UK
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To: SandRat


11 posted on 01/30/2010 1:22:46 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Al B.

I just wish she would change that “common sense conservatives” to “constitutional conservatives”. That is more in line with what we are trying to do. Bring us back to the founding principals and the constitution. It is a long journey but we must frame the debate in the proper way.

12 posted on 01/30/2010 1:34:16 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: primatreat
"Stray dogs and cats" I guess that Zero is trying to be "folksy" and "one of the people" with crap like that. It just comes off as "stupid" and certainly not presidential.

Go back to "organizing" you dufus.

13 posted on 01/30/2010 1:40:23 PM PST by mc5cents
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14 posted on 01/30/2010 2:56:31 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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Oh my gosh! THANK YOU SARAH! We were RIGHT....those assholes were going to FORCE us to use doctors of THEIR (the governments) choice and they were going to FORCE us off of our current insurance. I HATE THAT CABLE IN DC!

And ya know...the VERY WORST THING ABOUT IT IS....they are ELIMINATING THEMSELVES from having to go on the government rule health care crap that they have the nerve to lay upon all of us!


What if nancy pelosi or harry reid or any of the gooky leftist pigs were given a spot on the 26 member health care decision panel?


15 posted on 01/30/2010 3:08:50 PM PST by Republic (I really love Rush.)
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To: SandRat
The new Demonrat mantra! Woof, woof, let granny eat dog food...spoof on 'let them eat cake'.The articles also contain the new big fees to Tricare for Life the retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins)

obama's war on seniors See the links in post 43-46 and on the last page.

Expanding support for families balancing work with caring for elderly relatives with a $102.5 million Caregiver Initiative adding $52.5 million in funding to Department of Health and Human Services caregiver support programs that provide temporary respite care, counseling, training, and referrals to critical services. The administration says the extra funding will allow nearly 200,000 additional caregivers to be served and 3 million more hours of respite care to be provided. It also adds $50 million to programs that provide transportation help, adult day care, and in-home services, such as aides to help seniors bathe and cook, help which eases the burden for family members and helps seniors stay in their homes.

Even the commie rag Mother Jones is reporting the cut and gut to granny's SS/Medicare.

Bambi in his own words I' won't cut Medicare

16 posted on 01/30/2010 3:40:52 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Al B.

And thank you Sarah, for posting this on facebook. These are the kinds of details they hope to slip past us.

Obama, your tactics are as low as those of any leftist.

17 posted on 01/30/2010 4:06:14 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Hey all you noble leftists. If what you’re doing is worth anything, it’s worth saying out loud.)
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To: Al B.
Thanks Sarah.

The GOP in that meeting have been too busy telling the press how brilliant Obama performed!

Not a peep from them on substance.

18 posted on 01/30/2010 4:09:13 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: SandRat

Good post.

19 posted on 01/30/2010 4:10:43 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Hey all you noble leftists. If what you’re doing is worth anything, it’s worth saying out loud.)
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To: Al B.

These are strong statements and why she would win my support in a run for the presidency. She would destroy 0bama with these right-at-it statements that point out the hypocrisy and lies of this fraud and the Demon party. Astounding so few are capable of making these truths known. They are vulnerable if the opposition would only expose it. She is a force to be reckoned with and is playing a major role in exposing the rotten SOB.

20 posted on 01/30/2010 4:53:44 PM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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