Skip to comments.On Obamacare (and Guns), We Won't Comply
Posted on 12/29/2012 10:20:28 PM PST by Kaslin
Americans know instinctively that when liberals start talking about deficit reduction thats its just a case of the fantods, as Huckleberry Finn would say. And say what you will about old Huck, but he knew a couple of frauds when he saw them.
No matter what liberal Wonks like Ezra Klein say about the historically dumb healthcare reform known as Obamcare, Americans are uneasy about it.
And they should be.
More and more law-abiding Americans say that they have constitutional objections to the healthcare and liberty land grab by the Obama administration.
Coming next? It could be guns!
Despite Sotomayor Ruling, Hobby Lobby Wont Comply With Abortifacient Mandate, says the National Catholic Register.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing Hobby Lobby as well as a number of other organizations and groups that have filed lawsuits against the mandate, said in a statement posted on its website following Sotomayors decision that the company would not provide abortifacient drugs in its health-insurance plan.
And the trend could grow, from healthcare to guns. And then, Houston, we have a problem.
The best thing- as Democrat strategist James Carville admitted last year- that could have happened for the Democrats is for the Supreme Court to have tossed out the landmark legislation that bears Obama's name.
But that didn't happen, so now the Democrats are stuck trying to make another bad law work.
Obamacare supporters like Ezra Klein, instead of trying to fix the problem continue to play dirty pool when it comes to healthcare reform. They now count it as a deficit fighter, when in fact, its no such thing.
Unless of course you count any bill with a tax increase in it as a deficit fighter. A defense contract could be a deficit fighter too, if a defense contract was designed just like Obamacare.
Here let me show you the sleight of hand that liberals did to claim Obamacare fights the deficit.
Say, for example, that when we decommission the old Nimitz-class carriers we then replace them with the newer Gerald Ford class of carriers at $15 billion a clip. Lets say, in this example, that we then raise taxes 3.8 percent on people who go over a certain income limit, to an extent that we not only pay for each carrier but we also create a surplus of $100 billion that we can apply to the deficit- just as they did in Obamcare. Actually in the case of the aircraft carriers, the exact same tax increase that the used for Obamacare would pay for the carriers and leave a surplus of $180 billion over the same period, almost twice what Obamacare claims.
Then we could pass both the replacement aircraft carrier budget authorization and the tax increase in one bundle- just as they did with Obamacare- and call it the The American Affordable Defense Act (AADA).
Then any time someone threatens to scrap the Ford class carriers we could cry out But getting rid of the AADA would add to the deficit!
While the typical American doesnt necessarily know the ins and outs of Obamacare, the same confidence game has been played on them so may times that they are wise to it.
Counting on public stupidity to see a massive new spending program, like Obamacare, as some sort of deficit fighter, because THEY SAY IT IS, just shows you how weak the original case for Obamacare was in the first place.
And only in Washington can you start off entitlement reform thats supposed to reduce spending, by ushering in a massive new government program that will greatly grow government spending. And then pat yourself on the back for it.
Wasnt it the same type of entitlement Ponzi scheme that gave us the problem in the first place?
Wonks and politicians may not see it, but those guys are in the process of self term-limiting out of business anyway- either by votes or by pageviews. 2010 was just a preview, not a conclusion even accepting the standstill in the 2012 election.
Readers know that I hate to pick on the Washington Post this way, but I dont know anyone who would willingly call themselves a wonk in the first place. The Posts Wonk brand is stuck in the Way-Back Machine of the 1990s.
The Wonk Disneyland, known as DC, is exactly what gets us these kinds of political and mathematical ruses that pass for solutions these day. The only choice we will have soon is to stop complying with federal mandates like Obamacare.
Because Americans continue to favor repeal of Obamacare.
The Supreme Court decision calling Obamacare a tax will likely reinforce the opinion that its a flawed piece of legislation that greatly expands government bureaucracy at a time when Americans think that government is doing too much not too little.
You can pass Obamacare as a deficit measure and call it Constitutional -and then wonk about it all you want. But Americans know the truth.
Obamacare, like the tax on tea that saw a load of it dumped into Boston Harbor in 1773, is just plain dumb. And both also go against natural law.
I won't comply.
It took you all this long?!? I decided I was no longer going to comply with any further National gun laws when the Brady Bill passed back in the early 1990's. Since then I have "opted out" of the "mandatory" background checks by making all my purchases from individuals "Cash Only", no questions asked. It's amazing how when you put the word that you a looking for a particular new model of firearm and are willing to pay about 20% more than the cost at the local gun store, someone just "happens" to have a brand new model of the same type for sale within a day or two... ;-)
No, not "you." I think you're talking about some guy you used to know... "Bill," wasn't it? Average build, average height, no distinguishing marks?
I think more and more people will be doing business with “Bill” .
I can predict a lot of quality healthcare being available for cash only, after hours, That is a no brainier, and it will take draconian, USSR Josef Stalin type measures in order for the government to enforce it.
I wonder how things would have worked out for ol Joe if the Russian population was armed to the teeth?
Not well my friend. Not well.
It is interesting to note that socialism always ends in not only a loss of liberty and freedom, but brutality in enforcing what the socialists think is best for “the people”.
What the idiots don’t understand is, there is ALWAYS a way to skirt the law.
That being said, be wary of your neighbors. Can’t trust ANYBODY anymore.
Obamacare supporters like Ezra Klein, instead of trying to fix the problem continue to play dirty pool when it comes to healthcare reform. They now count it as a deficit fighter, when in fact, its no such thing. Unless of course you count any bill with a tax increase in it as a deficit fighter. A defense contract could be a deficit fighter too, if a defense contract was designed just like Obamacare. Here let me show you the sleight of hand that liberals did to claim Obamacare fights the deficit.Say, for example, that when we decommission the old Nimitz-class carriers we then replace them with the newer Gerald Ford class of carriers at $15 billion a clip. Lets say, in this example, that we then raise taxes 3.8 percent on people who go over a certain income limit, to an extent that we not only pay for each carrier but we also create a surplus of $100 billion that we can apply to the deficit -- just as they did in Obamcare. Actually in the case of the aircraft carriers, the exact same tax increase that the used for Obamacare would pay for the carriers and leave a surplus of $180 billion over the same period, almost twice what Obamacare claims.
Then we could pass both the replacement aircraft carrier budget authorization and the tax increase in one bundle -- just as they did with Obamacare -- and call it the The American Affordable Defense Act (AADA).
Then any time someone threatens to scrap the Ford class carriers we could cry out "But getting rid of the AADA would add to the deficit!"
The entire 0bama regime should be prosecuted for treason. For sabotaging our foreign policy; Egypt falling to the bad guys (MB) FUNDED BY 0BAMA.. And more F-16's to further threaten Israel. For sabotaging our economy with irreversible debt for the purpose of transitioning more Americans onto the entitlement roles; CLOWARD & PIVEN. For openly refusing to uphold Federal Laws and overturning others unilaterally and without consent of Congress.
It isn’t a ‘Could be guns”!!!
IT IS guns.
Stores where I live are very busy and selling lots of product.
With the advent of civil disobedeince in America by a hitherto free people, the American Spring is about to commence.
We are preparing to fight to enforce the Constitution , which the Courts have refused to do.
Enforcing the constitution is the right of every citizen, BTW, not just the duty of the various branches of government.
Tha game is definitely afoot.
” Tha game is definitely afoot.”
I totally agree. However, I wonder how many of us have what it takes to enter the real world and actually do what it has always required to defeat tyranny and Communism. It’s a war that can’t be won without real sacrifice. Civil disobedience and resistance aren’t anything like joining crowds of Union goons or filthy minions of Wall Street occupiers who make a spectacle of themselves to win public recognition. The only real results from now on will come from like-minded individuals taking a stand that they won’t abandon. They won’t abandon it simply because it is all that stands between them and a total loss of their “self” and their rights to its being.
Resistance can no longer be supporting a particular political party. They have nearly every one professed willingness to sell off our personal wealth and personal freedoms in order to “get along”. Real resistance does require strenghth in numbers but has to begin with each individual. Real resistance is never without sacrifice. It involves persecution, hardship and sometimes imprisonment. Sometimes, even more. We’ve become so accustomed to handling our lives in the ether and via the internet, I’m wondering how many have the fortitude for such a battle.
My Father, a Navy man, left his home, his family and his life to serve in WWII. When he was blessed enough to come home, he never let us forget exactly what all those Americans who served were risking their lives to fight against. It’s hard for me to understand how, this very day, the Communist/Marxist, destructive, amoral and perverted elements that my Father and The Greatest Generation sacrificed so much to defeat now sits embodied in our Whitehouse and Houses of Congress; even our Justice system and Supreme Court.