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At What Point Do People Scream 'Enough'?
townhall.com ^ | 2/6/2014 8:47:00 PM | David Limbaugh

Posted on 02/07/2014 11:03:49 AM PST by b4its2late

President Obama must believe he's politically untouchable at this point, given his seeming indifference to the multitude of scandals, failures and other outrages for which he is directly responsible.

I intended to write this column solely on the devastating Congressional Budget Office report putting the final nail in the Obamacare coffin -- or at least it would be the final nail in a sane world -- but everywhere I turn in the news, I'm bombarded with evidence of equally troubling nightmares. So, in fairness to balance and diversity, I decided not to dwell on CBO-gate alone but to share with you the smorgasbord of disasters.

Let's begin with CBO-gate, which does deserve its own column but will now have to accept but a few paragraphs here. I'm not so sure what's more outrageous, the egregious news itself or the administration's and the Democratic Party's disgracefully deceitful spinning in denying it.

There are just no two ways about it. On Tuesday, the CBO released a report forecasting that the laughably titled Affordable Care Act will cause the equivalent of more than 2 million full-time employees leaving the U.S. workforce in the next decade. Note that the nonpartisan CBO didn't say the law will initially cause unemployment and then later recover.

An administration that cared about the American people wouldn't have spent the next 48 hours trying to distort this information into a pretzelized news nugget that is less damaging to the administration. The White House and Democrats came out of the woodwork trying to turn this spoiled, rancid, inedible lemon into lemon meringue pie with dollops of whipped cream. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spun this as a positive development because it lets Americans be "free agents." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brags that people "are no longer job-blocked."

The CBO's projections aren't hard to believe, because they are consistent with what we are already observing. CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said, "By providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with very low income and then withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the act creates a disincentive for people to work."

Consider another major news item that screamed its way onto my computer screen. Tim Armstrong, CEO for AOL, said Obamacare will cost his company an additional $7.1 million, so it has to decide whether to pass that cost onto employees or cut other benefits (which, I might note, also would come out of the employees' pockets -- you know, those little guys Obama professes to care about). A less anecdotal report, from The Washington Examiner, reveals that a Duke University survey of top companies found that 44 percent are considering reducing health benefits to current employees because of Obamacare.

Also staring out at me from my desktop was the Washington Post report that according to an analysis from Avalere Health, fewer than 2 million Americans enrolled in Medicaid in 2013 because of the Affordable Care Act. The analysis concludes that there were between 1.1 million and 1.8 million ACA sign-ups but says that many Medicaid enrollees would have signed up even without the law. So the administration is not only grossly exaggerating the number of sign-ups -- at some 6.3 million -- but also taking credit for them when many would have happened anyway. Even CNN described this report as a blow to the Obama administration, saying, "Just a fraction of the more than 6 million people the Obama administration has touted as being determined eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare are new enrollees."

Next, I saw The Daily Caller's report that the administration has unilaterally changed the law to allow immigrants with "limited" terror contact into the United States. These new exemptions are to a law that bars certain asylum seekers and refugees who provided "limited material support" to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat to the U.S. Doesn't that make you feel giddy?

My cyberspace monitor then directed my attention to a disturbing Fox News report that the infernal Obamacare website doesn't provide a way for customers to appeal errors when enrolling online for insurance. Now here's a concrete example of how much this administration cares about the "little guy." Fox, incidentally, did not break this story. The Washington Post did and said that the problem has already impacted some 22,000 Americans who believe they got stiffed by the website by being overcharged, by being steered into the wrong policies or otherwise. A House committee is investigating.

The Wall Street Journal also elbowed its way onto my screen, describing President Obama's claim that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" or political motivation in the Internal Revenue Service's handling of groups applying for tax-exempt status as a "fairy tale." In a separate story, the Journal reported that insurers are facing pressure from regulators and lawmakers about plans that offer limited choices of doctors and hospitals, which insurers say is vital to keep down coverage prices because of Obamacare.

In other news, there's the ongoing Obama cover-up on Benghazi and the recent confirmation from experts that our budgetary outlook is headed straight to Hades because of unconscionable spending and Obama's singular refusal even to consider entitlement reform.

There's plenty of good news, but I'll save my column on the Gospel for Easter.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 02/07/2014 11:03:50 AM PST by b4its2late
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To: b4its2late

I don’t know; were they screaming “ENOUGH!” as the went into the gas chambers? Were they screaming “ENOUGH!” as they went to the gulag, or the killing fileds?

Obviously it can go quite a bit further.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:11 AM PST by rey
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To: b4its2late
hes doing what comes naturally


3 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: b4its2late
Poll: Conservatives don’t like McConnell, but they still say they’re going to vote for him

I'd say, not quite yet!

4 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:35 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: b4its2late

Maybe when they’re being loaded into the FEMA busses?


5 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:37 AM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: b4its2late

Election Question for the Day:

“IF Welfare undergoes “fusion” with Obamacare, THEN does Obamacare become the ultimate Middle Class Entitlement called OBAMAFARE?”


6 posted on 02/07/2014 11:08:53 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rey

Yep, unfortunately. People are too preoccupied with other stuff than to care what actually matters in their lives. Years ago there was only the newspapers. People paid attention.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:14 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

I think more and more people are disturbed by what they see.

But the GOP isn’t going to be able to capitalize on that if they won’t make a bold stand against it and offer themselves as the clear alternative that will set things right.

Whether they are talking about Obamacare, or immigration, or the war, or abuses by the regulatory agencies, even the most clear-cut and egregious abuses by the Obama regime, their responses are invariably timid and hesitant and mealy-mouthed and foot-noted with hems and haws.

The only ones who speak clearly are Cruz, Palin, Lee, and Paul (and even he is weak on some things). And the rest of the party falls all over themselves trying to shush them up.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:28 AM PST by marron
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To: Sir Napsalot

You got that right. I saw that. Amazing.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:40 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late
I think Ted Cruz screamed stop and everybody, including and especially, the Republican House majority leadership, told him to sit down and shut up.

People who say they're conservative, said he should shut up.

He's been mischaracterized about it up to this point.

No one especially in the Republican party, pushing Christie, Ryan. Cantor, Jeb Bush and Romney, have said one good word about him

He is the only one who did anything substantial about this, and through the complete insanity of our electorate, no one seriously considers this fact.

This and the fact that he is someone who successfully argued Nine cases to the Supreme Court, and so it won't be any one lesser than this who can get as close as he did to shutting this thing down.

this is a lot of whining, when do we say enough.

We have said enough, and were shut down by the leader of the country, the man who would be in charge of those responsible for this, by not doing anything against it, Rience Preibus.

Or whatever his name is.

He is in charge of this.

10 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:55 AM PST by stanne
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To: b4its2late
I think Ted Cruz screamed stop and everybody, including and especially, the Republican House majority leadership, told him to sit down and shut up.

People who say they're conservative, said he should shut up.

He's been mischaracterized about it up to this point.

No one especially in the Republican party, pushing Christie, Ryan. Cantor, Jeb Bush and Romney, have said one good word about him

He is the only one who did anything substantial about this, and through the complete insanity of our electorate, no one seriously considers this fact.

This and the fact that he is someone who successfully argued Nine cases to the Supreme Court, and so it won't be any one lesser than this who can get as close as he did to shutting this thing down.

this is a lot of whining, when do we say enough.

We have said enough, and were shut down by the leader of the country, the man who would be in charge of those responsible for this, by not doing anything against it, Rience Preibus.

Or whatever his name is.

He is in charge of this.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 11:14:56 AM PST by stanne
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To: b4its2late

I’ve noticed that the latest prog rebuttal to all the stories of lost insurance policies, etc. is to scream “Anecdotal! Anecdotal!”

Disgusting.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 11:15:39 AM PST by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: stanne

There. I said it twice.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 11:16:34 AM PST by stanne
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To: b4its2late
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said, "By providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with very low income and then withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the act creates a disincentive for people to work."

What's worse, is that the subsidies aren't removed smoothly. Instead, they are sharply stepped. That means that if your income increases by a few thousand dollars, you face a marginal cost of over 100%. Why bust your hump for less net money?

14 posted on 02/07/2014 11:17:12 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: b4its2late

People won’t scream “enough” as long as Uncle Sam keeps giving them handouts. They will die lazy and dependent rather than living free and independent.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 11:22:41 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: b4its2late

The Moocher Majority is happy with Obama Gump and his Socialist Utopia.

It is malcontents like we Bitter Clingers, patriots, WWII vets and rabid pro-constitutionalists who have a problem with Dear Leader.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 11:29:36 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: b4its2late

These days it’s not possible to scream enough.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 11:31:56 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: matthew fuller

I am trying to understand why if Obama hates income inequality why is he extending it by paying people not to work.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 11:39:00 AM PST by ully2
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To: matthew fuller
Maybe when they’re being loaded into the FEMA busses?

Nah, they'll all be given the WIFI password and free Starbucks and they'll compliantly get on.

19 posted on 02/07/2014 11:41:33 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: b4its2late
We know that making calls to DC doesn't seem to work...

Enough!!


20 posted on 02/07/2014 11:42:15 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: stanne

Yeah, Cruz stepped up.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 11:44:07 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: marron
marron,

Your post #8 capsulizes it perfectly for me.

I fear the inevitable.. "If things don't CHANGE, they'll stay the same."

22 posted on 02/07/2014 11:44:47 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: b4its2late
At What Point Do People Scream 'Enough'?

 

Sorry. Frogs in boiling pots do not scread,.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 11:49:57 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: marron
The only ones who speak clearly are Cruz, Palin, Lee, and Paul (and even he is weak on some things). And the rest of the party falls all over themselves trying to shush them up.

They are certainly among the few.

Yesterday, Senator Tom Coburn announced he would not seek reelection. He's going to campaign full time for an Article V state amendment convention.

Every day, more conservatives realize the antidote to tyranny will not emerge from DC. It is time to scream, through our state legislatures.

24 posted on 02/07/2014 11:54:45 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V is our only chance.)
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To: stanne
What you point out clearly in your post #11 is that the GOP is similar to a team that TOTALLY DISREGARDS its fan base and is all caught up in themselves.... oh, and they are NOT WINNING.

My point: We need a WHOLE LOT MORE than a new President.

25 posted on 02/07/2014 11:56:58 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: matthew fuller

I’m not sure even liberals would wake up then. Maybe after they’ve been in the camps for 6 months will they figure out that ‘something is wrong’.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 12:04:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: b4its2late

Enough? When do people start screaming IMPEACH!


27 posted on 02/07/2014 12:19:01 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

For sure!!! I agree... But like Rush said, we will never impeach the first “black” pres.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 12:38:30 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yep. They just fall asleep like a crap load of our people in this country have.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 12:39:13 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late
At What Point Do People Scream 'Enough'?

Perhaps when they've passed that awkward stage.

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” --- opening lines of “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution by Claire Wolfe

30 posted on 02/07/2014 1:15:01 PM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: b4its2late

when armed US government agents stick their firearms in your face and force you on to a bus, it’s guaranteed you will then wish you had been more involved when the opportunity existed in stopping this take over of America


31 posted on 02/07/2014 1:33:50 PM PST by drypowder
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To: b4its2late

I’ve been screaming since 1999 here on FR.

If you can’t hear me any more, it’s not because I’ve stopped... It’s because I’ve gone hoarse...


32 posted on 02/07/2014 1:50:12 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Me too. Since May 16, 1999....


33 posted on 02/07/2014 1:56:01 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: drypowder

For sure. FMCDH.


34 posted on 02/07/2014 1:56:51 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: drypowder

It is truly hard to understand how much though the American people have a boundless, never-ending faith in “big government”. That must explain why McC, Cornball, and Boehner defer to liberalism so much.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 2:09:28 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: MosesKnows

Makes the think of an old film that I never saw but read about: ‘’Network’’, I believe it is called.


36 posted on 02/07/2014 2:10:12 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: b4its2late

“At What Point Do People Scream ‘Enough’?”

The buck’s stopping. That’s the “enough” that doesn’t have to be screamed.

We’re stopping as many govt. benefactors (2008 Bailout babies especially) as possible...e.g.cut back on banking (the bailout babies), use alt routes, home grown, home items, necessities only no additional purchases i.e. taxes on purchases, cut back on toll roads, no public facilities such as public swimming pools, concessions, no purchasing of public school programs tickets, ...for starters.....


37 posted on 02/07/2014 2:12:38 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: b4its2late
The average American will say "enough" when the MSM tells him to say "enough." Not before.

The left's propaganda machine still drives American politics. Most voters have either never heard of the issues cited by Limbaugh, or what they think they know about those issues is incomplete or false.

38 posted on 02/07/2014 7:14:23 PM PST by TChad
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