Skip to comments.An $8 billion trick?
Posted on 04/23/2012 4:16:38 AM PDT by 1010RD
Call it President Obamas Committee for the Re-Election of the President a political slush fund at the Health and Human Services Department.
Only this isnt some little fund from shadowy private sources; this is taxpayer money, redirected to help Obama win another term. A massive amount of it, too $8.3 billion. Yes, thats billion, with a B.
Here is how it works.
The most oppressive aspects of the ObamaCare law dont kick in until after the 2012 election, when the president will no longer be answerable to voters. More flexibility, he recently explained to the Russians.
But certain voters would surely notice one highly painful part of the law before then namely, the way it guts the popular Medicare Advantage program.
For years, 12 million seniors have relied on these policies, a more market-oriented alternative to traditional Medicare, without the aggravating gaps in coverage.
But as part of its hundreds of billions in Medicare cuts, the Obama one-size-fits-all plan slashes reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage starting next year herding many seniors back into the government-run program.
Under federal open-enrollment guidelines, seniors must pick their Medicare coverage program for next year by the end of this year which means they should be finding out before Election Day.
Making matters even more politically dangerous for Obama is that open enrollment begins Oct. 15, less than three weeks before voters go to the polls.
Its hard to imagine a bigger electoral disaster for a president than seniors in crucial states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio discovering that hes taken away their beloved Medicare Advantage just weeks before an election.
This political ticking time bomb could become the biggest October Surprise in US political history.
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“Depends on how many advanced secret service have to go their and what their expenses are.”
I heard that the Secret Service were lax in their protection of The 0. And the downside of that is??
Have you seen the latest? Tactics of totalitarians...
...coming at us faster than we think.
(thanks to FReeper jazusamo for posting the above link)
Yep, that article is on the same issue as this one. They’re tricky devils. It’s time to shrink their playground.
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
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