Skip to comments.Look Out For The Year of Obamacare II; That Dread Music Is Meant For You
Posted on 12/07/2013 4:48:59 AM PST by Kaslin
Economy, heal thyself.
It would be a good slogan if Obamacare, Obama, Obama fans, Obama subjects, Obamas White House, Obamas news media and Obamas comediansincluding but not limited to Press Jester Jay Carney-- would just allow anything to heal.
I dont know what it is with these guys, but their version of healing is tearing open old wounds and adding salt thereto. And then rinse, spit, repeat.
Nevertheless, the employment report that was recently released by the Bureau of Labor statistics was, by at least one measure, a surprisingly decent report.
And as I mentioned in an earlier column, its a decency that I attribute to the do-nothing Congress.
The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, says the BLS, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in transportation and warehousing, health care, and manufacturing.
Forget the unemployment number. It's imaginary.
The jobs aren't though.
The jobs are just another indication that the economy is beginning to heal from the first year of Obamacare. Too bad it won't last.
Make no mistake: Obamacare has done more to distort our economy, especially jobs, than anything the government has tried since World War II necessitated conscription.
And despite the talk by liberals and those in the media about just how terrible it is that we dont have runaway government right now-- but rather gridlock-- divided government certainly seems to be working out better then the progressive majority has.
Thats probably because its better to not pass bills you dont read then pass bills that you dont read and worse still, dont understand.
The bad news however is that 2014 shapes up to be the Year of Obamacare II.
How bad will Obamacare II be?
Lets put it this way: For the $2 billion its going to cost the government to finally get the Obamacare website in perfect "not working" order, Im wondering, can we get the administration to add some ominous music in the background as we wait for pages to not load?
Here's the thing: Ive always viewed Obama as essentially a silly man.
But even evil can appear silly when its ineffectual.
And as silly as Obamas ridiculous social theories and economic Know-Nothingisms are, theyre continuing to do great damage to the economy, our society, and, yes, even the world. The damage is evil, even if the man himself is silly.
I certainly dont think America is better off than it was five years ago. I dont think anybody in the world would concede that the world is better off than it was five years ago.
To blame all of that on Obama would be unfair. Being an equity-oriented guy, Ill settle for blaming most of it on him.
Maybe its just me, but I figure when you get the Nobel Peace Prize peace should follow in your wake.
In the war at home, however, the permanent consequences of Obamacare have been put off temporarily through highly questionable, possibly illegal executive discretion on enforcing laws.
But come January 1st and onward, all of that will come roaring back.
The job and economic distortions sponsored by Obamacare will be even worse in 2014 than they were in 2013.
And thats a lot.
Over Thanksgiving I was contemplating how thankful I was for presidential term limits.
Its too bad that we dont term limit bad laws as well as bad presidents.
Because coming soon to a paycheck near you is Obamacare II.
And that ominous music in the background?
Thats not in your head, its meant for you.
Obamacare non compliance:
I truly believe that the IRS tax procured from your refund check will be escalated to paychecks then liens on homes.
It’s too bad that the author still believes anything from this lying government. Here is an easier test... find me one thing that the obama administration has told the truth about? Can’t do it... and this economic report is just another lie from the house of satan.
The jobs are just another indication that the economy is beginning to heal from the first year of Obamacare. Too bad it wont last.
One months job numbers are meaningless and subject to frequent revision after the initial announcement. in the most recent employment report much of the employment increase was related to hiring by the government and the return of government workers after the shutdown.
In January many consumer will start paying dramatically higher health insurance premiums and deductibles. Between January and April, many middle class stockholders are going to find they are being hit with higher taxes due to the ACA. Upper income taxpayers will be paying higher rates. Consumers of all incomes will be paying higher rates for electricity due to the ongoing shutdown of coal fired plants plus will continue to see escalating food prices due to the perverse impacts of ethanol production on the farm economy. The decline in consumer disposable income due to all of these factors will depress GDP and job creation in 2014.
In my experience liars continue to lie.
Liens on homes is a different ball game. They might try to claim a "Federal Property Tax" or perhaps levy an "in advance" tax on "profit from the sale of your home" which isn't even on the market. They would probably do it on homes worth more than $250,000, or homes that the "wealthy" own. That number would resonate with the LoFo's, and seem consistent with their arbitrary income cut off.
That move would take some big stones, but so far Zero hasn't shown himself to be limited by silly concepts like the rule of law.
Interesting. Unemployment numbers (which are usually refined up) are almost always larger than new jobs numbers (which are often refined down) are resulting in lower unemployment rates.
(Government workers “laid off” last month don’t count as jobs lost, but do count as new jobs when back on the job.)
These job numbers are just as cooked as they were in November of last year.
Is it coincidence the unemployment rate dropped by .3% at the same time Obamugabe’s approval ratings are at an all-time low?
I think not.
I think there will already be liens in the near future because so many of the enrollments are Medicaid. When you start collecting Medicaid, at what point can they put a lien on your home to collect? I know they can for nursing home care, but other expenses might be as well.