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Obama’s bogus claims pile up
Boston Globe ^ | November 3, 2013 | by Jeff Jacoby

Posted on 11/03/2013 5:33:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

First it was the debacle of HealthCare.gov, the botched Obamacare website, that dominated coverage of the Affordable Care Act’s rollout. The new insurance exchanges were a disaster — technical malfunctions, frozen screens, interminable wait times, error messages, lost data. President Obama had promised that the new system would make getting health insurance as easy as shopping online — “the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon,” he’d said.

Last week that train wreck grew huger.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being notified that their health insurance policies will be canceled, notwithstanding Obama’s endlessly repeated assurance that “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” But that claim, voters now realize, was also untrue.

Which shoe will be the next to drop? What other Obamacare promise will voters discover was bogus? Perhaps it will be the claim that the president’s health law won’t add “one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future.” Or the rosy pledge that it will lower premiums for the typical family by $2,500 per year. Or the vaunted assurance that it will “bend the cost curve downward.” Or all of them.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism
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1 posted on 11/03/2013 5:33:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s just a matter of time before hackers gain access to 50,000 or so social security numbers and other personal information. The news will be that Obamacare is completely insecure, and no one will ever go near the site.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 5:36:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 11/03/2013 5:38:17 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

On Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Wednesday, computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc. John McAfee said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s wet dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities.” For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare.

“It’s seriously bad,” McAfee said. “Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but, in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I mean, for example, anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place where I can go and say, ‘OK, here are all the legitimate brokers, the examiners for all of the states and pick and choose one.’” “Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system — and this is health care, after all — they can ask you the most intimate questions, and you’re freely going to answer them,” he continued. “What’s my Social Security number? My birth date? What are my health issues?” According to McAfee, there’s not a quick fix — and as long as it set up this way, it could be a playground for computer hackers.

“Here’s the problem: It’s not something software can solve,” McAfee continued. “I mean, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository? There should be one website, run by the government, you go to that website and then you can click on all of the agencies. This is insane. So, I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities — I mean, you can imagine some retired lady in Utah, who has $75,000 dollars in the bank, saving her whole life, having it wiped out in one day because she signed up for Obamacare. And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times. This is a hacker’s wet dream. I mean I cannot believe that they did this.”


4 posted on 11/03/2013 5:43:26 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ha....and I thought that hackers were using all the various combinations of Obama’s social security number / names / birth dates / birth places / residences/ and other spurious information to create thousands more applications.....snicker.


5 posted on 11/03/2013 5:46:26 AM PST by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: All
The media crucified Nixon and drove him out of office on the basis of a thin veneer of "crimes"......Obama and his thugs go scot-free time after time, crime after crime, as his Chi/mob rampages through govt agencies ....as if they owned them.

A corrupt bunch of Third World tinhorns grabbing everything they can get their hands on.

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Uncle Barry's Billion Dollar Extortion Scheme ObamaTerror is Coming to You, Too
Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | John Ransom / FR Posted by Kaslin

.......who believes that Barack Obama and his administration don’t use their regulatory power to punish enemies and reward their friends? .

Obama’s administration is not much different than other in this regard, except varying in the intensity of their pursuit and the volume of regulations they have at their disposal.

Obama has taken the infamous "spoils system" to new extremes, extremes that allow them to criminalize any behavior they wish. And through selective prosecutions (by an AG who works for the Chi/mob), they punish enemies and warn friends.

The Party that campaigned “My body, my Choice” has turned over the regulatory power over everyone’s body to the IRS, and now shares, under (1) Obamcare, (2) Dodd-Frank, (3) Sarbanes-Oxley, (4) the Clean Air Act, (5) the Community Reinvestment Act, and, (6) the Patriot Act, along with others, much of the punitive power that the Oprichniki had under Ivan the Terrible, if just a bit less terrible.

.... An Obama critic has been under relentless attack under threat of civil and criminal penalties for loans made and then sold to the federal government under the government’s sub-prime lending schemes ......also known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (more on the Obama land grab below). --snip--

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FOURTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS Behind The Real Size of the Bailout; A guide to the abbreviations, acronyms, and obscure programs that make up the $14 trillion federal bailout of Wall Street
SOURCE motherjones.com
Mon Dec. 21, 2009 12:23 PM PST

The price tag for the Wall Street bailout is often put at $700 billion—the size of the Troubled Assets Relief Program. But TARP is just the best known program in an array of more than 30 overseen by Treasury Department and Federal Reserve that have paid out or put aside money to bail out financial firms and inject money into the markets.

To get a sense of the size of the real $14 trillion bailout, see our chart at web site. Below, a guide to the pieces of the puzzle:

Treasury Department bailout programs
Remember Obama had tight control of Treasury; Obama calculatedly placed his then-COS Rahm Emanuel in a dual role.......in the WH and at Treasury. Obama had a stranglehold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role

STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chi/cons (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS). Read on.

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THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html ----snip---

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OBAMA'S LAND GRAB--- Obama says it’s time to ‘turn the page’ on Fannie and Freddie MarketWatch ^ | 7/24/13 | MarketWatch / FR Posted by illiac

Obama's July speech on the U.S. economy, spelled out the beginning of the end for federally controlled mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “We’ll work with both parties to turn the page on Fannie and Freddie, and build a housing finance system that’s rock-solid for future generations,” Obama said, according to a copy of his prepared remarks.

True, both the House and the Senate are working on legislation to get rid of the giants, which were took under control by the federal government in 2008.

The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would get rid of the two firms in five years, to be replaced by a National Mortgage Market Utility to help securitize mortgages.(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.marketwatch.com ...

WHAT OBAMA OMMITTED FROM HIS SPEECH The Wall Street Journal on page A15 carried an article entitled “Treasury’s Fannie Mae Heist”.

Here is the first paragraph: “The Federal govt is seizing the substantial profits of the govt-chartered mortgage firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking for itself the property and potential gains of private investors the govt induced to help prop up these companies. This conduct is intolerable.” A scathing article follows.

6 posted on 11/03/2013 5:46:56 AM PST by Liz
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To: LyinLibs

7 posted on 11/03/2013 5:48:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: spokeshave
Ha....and I thought that hackers were using all the various combinations of Obama’s social security number / names / birth dates / birth places / residences/ and other spurious information to create thousands more applications.....snicker

......and have a lot of fun with his supposed "health issues".........more snicker.

8 posted on 11/03/2013 5:48:32 AM PST by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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9 posted on 11/03/2013 5:53:18 AM PST by HotHunt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
Abraham Lincoln


10 posted on 11/03/2013 5:59:18 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
"Which shoe will be the next to drop?"

The above question has been answered. Serious breach of privacy on the disastrous HealthCare.gov website has occurred as many predicted was inevitable. It's just the beginning of serious security flaws that will surface.

See this article posted on Drudge: Exclusive: HealthCare.gov Users Warn of Security Risk, Breach of Privacy

11 posted on 11/03/2013 6:01:24 AM PST by Unmarked Package
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Hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting cancellation letters b/c their h/care policies do not live up to sap-happy Obama's utopian Marxist dream. Yet, they heard Obama’s endlessly repeated assurances: “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan”...at least 24 times.... .......Americans now realize they've been screwed-over by (1) Obamacare, AND, (2) Obama himself.

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PASS THE WORD When word gets around that irate cancelled policyholders see the O/Care debacle as the kissin' cousin of the 1992 House check-kiting scandal, Capitol Hill will be awash in pols' flop sweat will. Back then, despite the cover-up, 11 of the 22 kiters---even in safe seats--were tossed out by angry constituents (cackle).

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Democrats Scramble to Distance Themselves from Obamacare (RATS want a refund)
Breitbart | 10/30/13 | Wynton Hall / FR Posted November 01 by Libloather

**SNIP** Other Democrats now say they agree with Republicans that a delay of the individual mandate may be the only way to salvage the disaster and save face. "I think the administration is going to have to look at it [delay of the individual mandate]. and I'd encourage them to do so," said Rep. Gene Green (D-TX).

Five Democrats have now asked for the Obama Administration to seek a refund from the contractors responsible for the Obamacare website fiasco.

GUILTY CONSCIENCES FROM VOTING FOR O/CARE? Reps. Ron Barber (D-AZ), William Enyart (D-IL), Pete Gallego (D-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Filemon Vela (D-TX) wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the reimbursement effort.

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ACTION NOW.....printout a summary of the pro-policyholder Republican amendment, with a list of EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT who voted against protecting policyholders, and use it in upcoming elections....in letters to the editor, ads, fliers, bumper stickers, lawn signs, etc..........

12 posted on 11/03/2013 6:03:51 AM PST by Liz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What was that song-— “Lying Ass Bitch” Describes 0bama very well. Obama is that gay gift from Kenya that keeps on giving.

Obama used to be more of an innocent with far less lying back in 2008. He + Axelrod used underhand tactics to get rid of Hillary. But I saw minimal lying. Just a lot of vague hope and change BS + I am black so can heal America’s racial divisions. This poppycock got him elected.

Now five years later his lies come full speed ahead and the evil distortion of what Ted Cruz and Republicans are saying. Obama, Harry Reid and other Democrats are confident in their lies because the media will never call them on them /////// while they distribute them far and wide to the lo-info voters


13 posted on 11/03/2013 6:11:09 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Travis McGee
the bullsh!t piles up so fast you needs wings to stay above it...
14 posted on 11/03/2013 6:18:48 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


15 posted on 11/03/2013 6:21:16 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ll bet Barry laughs his ass off at how easy it is to take down this country.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 6:25:42 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Perhaps it will be the claim that the president’s health law won’t add “one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future.”

That claim is totally accurate. A trillion dollars is definitely not "one dime".

17 posted on 11/03/2013 6:25:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: spokeshave
Ha....and I thought that hackers were using all the various combinations of Obama’s social security number / names / birth dates / birth places / residences/ and other spurious information to create thousands more applications.....snicker.

Obama is using the data to send voter registration cards. Its even better than the motor-voter cultivation of voter fraud.

18 posted on 11/03/2013 6:27:48 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Old Yeller
I’ll bet Barry laughs his ass off at how easy it is to take down this country.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 6:33:19 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Travis McGee

Bill Clinton is now worth $80 million. Al Gore is doing a lot better than his old boss, he’s up to $300 million. It’s all for the common man’s good.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 6:34:06 AM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being notified that their health insurance policies will be canceled...

I saw an article a week or so ago that said that about 1.5 million had already received cancellation letters.

21 posted on 11/03/2013 6:36:15 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Red Dog #1
They're Rolling in the dough!


22 posted on 11/03/2013 6:45:41 AM PST by caww
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To: Old Yeller

“I’ll bet Barry laughs his ass off at how easy it is to take down this country”.....I know what your’e sayin’, but what we have in front of us has the potential to take down barry himself, the brightest star in the democRAT party and 2016 POTUS Candidate....the the hildebeaste, and the whole democRAT party, w/them. A Perfect Storm? democrats, themselves are getting hit in the pocketbook by obamacare, when they thought they were going to save $, barry & the hildebeaste are going to be hurt badly by Benghazi, and there seems to be a drumbeat about it all in the dominant liberal media.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 6:48:56 AM PST by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It’s just a matter of time before hackers gain access to 50,000 or so social security numbers and other personal information. The news will be that Obamacare is completely insecure, and no one will ever go near the site.

McAfee already warned of this the first week. He said it had to be scraped due to the structuring of the site.

24 posted on 11/03/2013 6:51:43 AM PST by jetson
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To: stickywillie
The perfect storm you mention is great for the GOP. They can nominate a Jeb Bush and not worry about conservatives staying at home election night.
25 posted on 11/03/2013 7:12:36 AM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Family is divorced.

Court ordered child support comes from father, who owns a small plumbing business.

Father gets a cancellation letter because the policy does not meet Obamacare standards. Policy was $600 per month premium.

Father pays $1250 per month child support to the wife.

New Obamacare exchange policy costs $1830 per month, with a $6,000 deductible.

Guess who cannot afford that and will be going before a judge and then to jail for violating the order?

26 posted on 11/03/2013 7:27:54 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: deadrock

If it’s NJFatboy vs. Hillary, I’m writing in Putin.


27 posted on 11/03/2013 7:32:35 AM PST by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I be he never even heard of Kayak.


28 posted on 11/03/2013 8:05:40 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The f’n Kenyan liar has got to go.


29 posted on 11/03/2013 8:30:57 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What other Obamacare promise will voters discover was bogus?

That’s easy all of them note last five years.


30 posted on 11/03/2013 9:29:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Remember Joe Wilson, the South Carolina congressman who yelled “You lie!” during Obama’s health care speech to Congress in 2009? His outburst was inexcusably rude. But in retrospect, it looks increasingly prescient.

Jacoby!! Prescient? NO! It was true AT THAT TIME and for all time before and after and you know it or you are pretending you don't know it. If you are pretending you don't know it, YOU LIE! If you didn't know it, you were a dreamer/nitwit/tool. You tell me which it is.

31 posted on 11/03/2013 9:32:56 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times.

Not at the rate we're going!

32 posted on 11/03/2013 9:35:48 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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