Skip to comments.Cruz: Americans Could Get "Addicted" to Obamacare
Posted on 08/20/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
KINGWOOD, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has come home to Texas to promote his long-shot bid to defund "Obamacare," warning Tea Party activists Monday that they have only a few months to stop the health care reform law before people get addicted to it.
Cruz, who has thrilled his conservative base with his promise to shake up business as usual in Washington, says that once the insurance subsidies kick in at the beginning of 2014, it will be too late to undo the Affordable Care Act.
He said that is precisely President Obamas goal.
His strategy is to get as many Americans as possible hooked on the subsidies, addicted to the sugar, Cruz told a Kingwood Tea Party gathering. If we get to Jan. 1, this thing is here forever.
Cruz wants his fellow GOP senators to oppose continued funding for much of the government even if it causes a partial shutdown unless funding for the health care law is stripped out of the federal budget. But many Republicans in Washington arent going along, and even some fellow Tea Party-backed lawmakers are saying its uphill at best.
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Cruz MUST start referring to it as “Democrat”Care”!
Right across the lake from here.
As long as the subsidies for democratcare are voucher form and not cash payouts (which will never be used to buy insurance), nobody will get hooked. That is unless the vouchers get traded at a discount for cash on the street.
I can’t say I agree with Cruz’s tactics. If one house of Congress could refuse to fund a democratically passed law just because they felt like it, that could have long term repercussions. For example, if Piglosi decided to stop funding the war once she won the speakership in 2006. Republicans would rightfully be calling for her head. As long as Democrats controlled anything they could simply stonewall anything if this precedent is set.
The only way to get rid of Obamacare is to get a Republican Senate in 2014 and a Republican president in 2016. As Cruz says, Americans will get addicted, but they won’t be yet by 2016. If we lose in 2016, then it will be the law for good until the system collapses, if the country is even able to survive another Democrat president.
The left never surrenders, the left never stops agitating, there is no such thing as a “deadline” when they are trying to tear down civilization. Why do people on our side always come to a spot and throw up their hands and say “Well, that’s that. I tried, it’s the law and I will just shut up and accept it now”.
Then we wonder why we lose?
If Congress wants a particular mandate funded, then the law should identify the source of the funding and how it is to be collected.
Congress has gotten into the habit of passing laws in one act, and in a seperate act they increase the budget to pay for it.
For example, if Congress declares war, then the declaration of war should state that funding of the war will come from, for example, a $500 billion dollar increase in income taxes. This ties the law with the funding, and if passed together, Nancy Pelosi can do nothing.
If the congress wishes to stop a war they should do it. The constitution reserves the power to declare war to the congress.
There is a ton of fraud in private healthcare and Medicare - Medicaid. Just think how much fraud we will be paying for when Obamacare is fully implemented.
Charges rare in employee health care investigations
By Jo Ciavaglia Staff writer | Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:00 pm
A Pennsylvania woman claimed her sick brother was her husband when she added him on her companys health insurance plan. The insurer paid a quarter-million dollars in medical bills before the woman was arrested for fraud.
A Wildwood, N.J., man was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution in 2007 after admitting he kept his ex-wife on his employer health plan for at least a year after their divorce.
Now the Bucks County District Attorney and county controller are investigating allegations that government workers fraudulently added ineligible dependents to health benefits. DA David Heckler says once the probe is finished his office will release everything but the names of employees, unless criminal charges are filed.
Fraud experts say that its not unusual for workers to improperly add siblings, romantic partners, ex-spouses and grown children to their employer health plans, but rarely are criminal charges brought against the ones who do it.
Most states dont consider health plan fraud a high priority, though its believed to be more common than other types of health fraud and costs businesses and workers who are stuck with higher premiums, experts said.
It should, but it won’t happen. Just like laws passed should cite the provision in the Constitution that allows this law
I doubt that many Americans who are used to seeing the doctor of their choice, picking the hospital for their care and having the ability to go to some top medical center for specialized treatment are going to be too happy with Obamacare. Primary care will be reduced to waiting in line at some clinic for a 10 minute visit with a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, waiting even longer to see a physician or having access to specialists and routinely being denied care even if it might be life saving.
The situation is now worse than it was a decade ago, when I wrote this Chapter in the Debate Handbook: Medicare--Panacea or Death Potion?
It is tragic that some of the gutless wonders, supposedly on our side, will not stand up with Ted Cruz against even the most detestable forays in the War against the American heritage. The monstrosity--what else can you call something that has already created thousands upon thousands of pages of regulation that no one person will ever be able to fully grasp--to regiment our people in their most personal & intimate concerns? The devil's brew of the far Left must be faced. We dare not ignore it.
Then when the media smear starts, fight back using every resource we have to reach the largest number of citizens. Never agree to let the bastards define this or any other issue.
Politics is about focus. We have to learn to win the war of perspective & focus; to get others to focus on our points, rather than their points. There are a lot of aspects of this issue that we can turn to advantage; but it has to start with a willingness to engage.
And the RINOs are divided between Jeb and Christie Kreme.
This is our chance. Let's not blow it.
OTOH, the law is unconstitutional. So we are justified in using the tools that we have to defund it.
If that isn't enough of a justification, the House members are elected representatives, and they can do what they are permitted to do under the law.
Finally, we're $17 trillion in debt. We're spending money we don't have, which can only result in a cataclysmic economic collapse.
Americans are already addicted, that is the reason we have Obama and the democrats in power.