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Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov
New York Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 04/10/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by grundle

WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.

Even last week, as Mr. Obama triumphantly announced that enrollments in the exchanges had exceeded seven million, she did not appear next to him for the news conference in the Rose Garden.

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


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1 posted on 04/10/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
Seppuku. It's the only honorable way left.
2 posted on 04/10/2014 5:51:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: grundle

Notice to 2016 Primary Voters: Those bus tire marks down her backside are strictly coincidental...


3 posted on 04/10/2014 5:51:45 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: grundle

So much for the GOP war on women. It looks like the Dems threw Sibelius and Lois Lerner under the bus instead of circling the wagons around them.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 5:53:33 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: grundle
It's Obama's War on Women!

What happened to "The Buck Stops Here?!"

The Buck stops with the tiremarks on Sebelius' back!

5 posted on 04/10/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: grundle

She was scr%wed , Blued , and tattooed. She Gone!!


6 posted on 04/10/2014 5:56:00 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: grundle

She was FORCED OUT!!!


7 posted on 04/10/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: grundle

In any business, she’d have been fired within a week of the Health Care rollout last fall. The problem there is, her boss and his staff would also have been gone. Ain’t politics grand (not that there isn’t way too much of it in big business).


8 posted on 04/10/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: grundle
Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out.

Perhaps someone might inform Mister Obama, that if you LIKE your HHS secretary, YOU can KEEP your HHS secretary.

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9 posted on 04/10/2014 5:57:53 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: grundle

I bet one of the first things she will do is try to slime her way back into the good graces of the Catholic church.

While remaining absolutely unrepentant, and still lauding her mortal sins.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: grundle

While Sebelius is not the only person responsible for the widespread and severe damage inflicted by ObamaCare, she went out of her way to make it even worse. I hope she knows that millions of people curse her name daily and that many of them will continue to curse her long after she is dead.

I will pray for her to find God and to sincerely repent the evil she has done, but I will never forget what she has done to my country and to my children.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: grundle

Another quitter Democar quitter, like Hillary..


12 posted on 04/10/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: grundle

Well bless her heart; she tried so hard to make the unworkable work. I almost feel sorry for her.

Almost.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 6:44:26 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: grundle

Ten years in Club Fed would be a nice reward for her.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket)
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To: grundle

This wasn’t SebeliusCare. It was Obamacare.

The Kenyan should resign.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: dowcaet; All
"Under My Thumb Bus" Song

16 posted on 04/10/2014 7:24:04 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grundle

Obama threw her under the bus. If Obamacare was the glorious socialist success the Administration claim it is, she would never have been forced out.

So they lied about the numbers. And she is the first casualty.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Billthedrill

The need for seppuku goes a lot higher than Butcher Sebellius ...


18 posted on 04/10/2014 7:28:22 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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19 posted on 04/10/2014 7:29:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grundle

The only people Obama will actually fire are military.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 7:47:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Billthedrill

There is no honor among democrats.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 7:47:57 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Pollster1

I pray that God will smite everyone one of them. I pray that they, their children and their children’s children be cursed. And that includes every jack booted thug federal “so called” law enforcement agent. And even more so, I pray that every time something bad happens to them or their loved ones, they think about what they’re doing to this country and it’s citizens. Is that too harsh?


22 posted on 04/10/2014 7:50:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: grundle


23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: grundle

Adios Skeletor. Don’t let the bus door hit you in your boney buttocks!


24 posted on 04/10/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: grundle

She must have finally landed that starring role in the “Bride of Frankenstein” remake!


25 posted on 04/10/2014 8:44:21 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Too harsh? Not really.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:57 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: grundle

Time for her to collect her reward; maybe a top post at Freddy Mac where they send their people to get rich at our expense...


27 posted on 04/10/2014 9:29:04 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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NYT OPINES Officials said Sebelius made the decision to resign...... and was not forced out. But WH frustration over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.

This is so bogus----Obama could care less about "crippling problems"---he just made a "victory lap," remember?

IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD Turns out Obama calculatedly setup a vehicle for consolidating Dummycrat power.....Obamacare's multi-billion dollar slush fund is key. Sibelius probably wasn't offshoring the big bucks ....like she was ordered to.

The Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest. Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation). In 2010 Taxpayers are extorted $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion.

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ACA SEC. 4002. PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.

(a) PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this section to establish a Prevention and Public Health Fund (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Fund’’), to be administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs.

(b) FUNDING.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, and appropriated, to the Fund, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—

(1) for fiscal year 2010, $500,000,000;
(2) for fiscal year 2011, $750,000,000;
(3) for fiscal year 2012, $1,000,000,000;
(4) for fiscal year 2013, $1,250,000,000;
(5) for fiscal year 2014, $1,500,000,000; and
(6) for fiscal year 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000,000.

(c) USE OF FUND.—The Secretary shall transfer amounts in the Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act, for prevention, wellness, and public health activities including prevention research and health screenings, such as the Community Transformation grant program, the Education and Outreach Campaign for Preventive Benefits, and immunization programs.

(d) TRANSFER AUTHORITY.—The Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of may provide for the transfer of funds in the Fund to eligible activities under this section, subject to subsection (c).

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healthcare.gov is also a voter registration site: Unsuspecting enrollees are being plugged into Democrat voter rolls.

Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from "Covered California" (Cali O/Care)
10news | 03-29-2014 | Preston Phillips / FR Posted by Kevin in California

A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.

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And let's not forget the pricey "Louisisana Purchase."

THE PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Sen Landrieu (Scumocrat-LA) sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu.

FORBES REPORTED the Democrats’ nailed Landrieu’s support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet annother indictment of the Obamacare atrocity. The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare.

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BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage. In Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars. Obama complied--- Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare---and the $4.3 Landrieu giveaway was attached to the Obamacare bill.

<><> Where'd the money go, Obama? <><>

28 posted on 04/11/2014 5:47:15 AM PDT by Liz
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