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Years after signing it into law, Obama explains Obamacare to public
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 26, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 09/26/2013 7:35:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — For years, President Obama's healthcare law has been praised, excoriated, legally challenged, upheld as constitutional and debated some more.

Now, with its online insurance marketplaces days from opening for business, the White House is focused on a task that many of the law's supporters complain is overdue: explaining it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism
Once upon a time, journalists and the media explained legislation.
1 posted on 09/26/2013 7:35:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a direct tax. It’s not levied upon income. Thanks, Justice Roberts. You’ve created a new constitutional method of taxation.

2 posted on 09/26/2013 7:39:44 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Explain H*LL....He’s gonna lie about it....

3 posted on 09/26/2013 7:40:25 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you really explained it, no one would want it. We’re just now finding out how much it’s going to cost (way too much).

So people still won’t be able to afford insurance and they’ll say we have to go to single-payer.

4 posted on 09/26/2013 7:41:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who’s praised it? liberals? They don’t count

5 posted on 09/26/2013 7:41:58 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: andyk

It’s a tax on your citizenship.

6 posted on 09/26/2013 7:53:12 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: andyk
It’s not levied upon income

BUT the SUBSIDIES ARE. This is backdoor redistribution of wealth. Make no mistake, this is only the beginning of Despotism. Complete Totalitarianism.

7 posted on 09/26/2013 7:58:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was all explained on C-SPAN wasn’t it. I have heard so many versions of the law and the President modified it so many times I am not sure what it is. Must be good.

8 posted on 09/26/2013 8:04:42 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s NO explaining obama/Mengelecare.

9 posted on 09/26/2013 8:07:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did Pellosi read it to him?

10 posted on 09/26/2013 8:32:02 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: pgyanke

Correct. That’s a head tax.

11 posted on 09/26/2013 8:42:55 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: onyx

I’m trying to figure out why all these crises are unfolding NOW. This thing has been “the law of the land” for a few years. Have these people ever heard of this new thing called “project management”?

With the exception of the ONE thing the government does well - the military - everything they touch turns to sh**. Expensive sh**.

12 posted on 09/26/2013 8:46:19 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he has used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.

I’ve sent my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.

Dick Bachert

Among others, Thomas Jefferson warned that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency, to wit:

“When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”

It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that un-backed currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”

If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw this problem ahead:

In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”

If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.

That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.

We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.

13 posted on 09/26/2013 9:00:24 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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A guy called some show yesterday... Bennett I believe. He was a 35 year commercial insurance broker with 52 employees. He said he still couldn’t find anyone who could tell him for sure what he had to do to be legally compliant.

Some people are discovering that this is a tax bill on everything... houses, capital gains, what were tax free annuities, surcharges on income etc. Lots of taxes.

Good luck suckers. You elected this sack of crap.

14 posted on 09/26/2013 9:12:53 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: JW1949

Lots of people believe every word he says even when confronted with facts proving he’s lying. He just keeps repeating them. And his response to something he doesn’t like is always “That’s not true.”

15 posted on 09/26/2013 9:40:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: andyk
And how can some be exempt from this tax, while others pay it?
16 posted on 09/26/2013 10:48:09 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No one listens to the Clown. Drone on, drone on.

17 posted on 09/27/2013 2:51:56 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Odumbo is nothing more than a “Snake Oil Saleman”.

But, he HAS BEEN “Gun Salesman of the Year” before.

18 posted on 09/27/2013 3:04:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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