May 16, 2013
Agency authorized to share confidential taxpayer info with DHS
The Internal Revenue Service scandal would be bad enough if the IRS just handled issues like collecting income taxes and granting nonprofit status. But the immensely powerful federal agency is about to become even more powerful with the arrival of national health care, and that makes the still-unfolding scandal even more troubling.
“When I hold town meetings, a great deal of distrust comes through about the size and increasing power of government,” says Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. “The IRS targeting crystallizes that distrust in a very big way because of the IRS’ reach into taxpayer information. What’s happened heightens fears about how the IRS will handle taxpayer information and wield its power when it enforces Obamacare starting next year.”
The IRS is critical to Obamacare. The structure created by the Affordable Care Act requires the government to know about both the health care coverage (or lack of it) and the financial resources of every American. The IRS, which already knows the latter, was the only agency with the reach to do the job.
May 15, 2013
It’s nearer than you think …
What’s wrong with Big Government — Just tell me? OK I will.
All it takes is one true believer in the liberal theology at the Obamacare health ministry, and this rogue employee could then move you up, or down, in the cue for the transplant that you need to live, or the cancer treatment you need to live, or just let your imagination run wild after today’s IRS relevelations.
Just wait until the federal government crosses voter registration rolls and your income tax return with your health care needs and let’s see how that all works out for you.
You think this can’t happen, the Big Government that gives all can take it right back if they want.
That’s why the Bill of Rights outlines only God given rights, not rights given by government.
If you doubt me, ask Kathleen Sebelius for details. It must be repealed as soon as possible. All these issues were raised during the debate and runup to ObamaCare. Big Government running the country’s health care is a disaster.
It’s easy to understand liberals just think like one.
May 15, 2013
On top of everything else, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced on Monday that it will probe Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ efforts to shake insurance companies down for cash, to help “educate” the public about the ObamaCare disaster it hates.
That would be the same ObamaCare that will employ the corrupt Internal Revenue Service as enforcers. What else does anyone need to know about it?
Those congressional subcommittee hearing rooms are going to be steaming like short-order grills for the next few months.
May 15, 2013
And after reading the IG report, they know nothing either. The report is useless, and basically provides nothing about the know nuttin at the IRS. It’s a rogue organization who is the IRS …
But don’t worry, Obamacare will be fine. They have a lot of low level know nuttins which will fix it if it doesn’t work. Sure it might take years to get your treatment approved, if you are still alive by then, it will be great.
Who you know is important … IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brother’s ‘charity’
Let’s recap what we have so far … let’s do a quick recap of the Obama administration’s most recent scandals:
Needless to say, it’ll take an incredible amount of concentration and political savvy for the Obama administration to make it through the next few weeks (months maybe?).
Could things get any worse for the president and his cabinet? Maybe. Oops here comes the EPA doing their best IRS imitation…
And Obama says, I know nuttin???
May 14, 2013
It was all sold as a lie about costs from the beginning.
ObamaCare Costs To Zoom…
Internal cost estimates from 17 of the nation’s largest insurance companies indicate that health insurance premiums will grow an average of 100 percent under Obamacare, and that some will soar more than 400 percent, crushing the administration’s goal of affordability.
New regulations, policies, taxes, fees and mandates are the reason for the unexpected “rate shock,” according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which released a report Monday based on internal documents provided by the insurance companies. The 17 companies include Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Foundation.
So much for bending the cost curve down … ehhh! Nothing in life is ever free, no matter who is telling you the lies.
May 12, 2013
America is about to get a lesson in economics ….
Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide health care to more workers, a growing number of employers are cutting back employee hours instead.
Just hire more part time workers…
The result: Not only will these workers earn less money, but they’ll also miss out on health insurance at work.
Consider the city of Long Beach, Calif. It is limiting most of its 1,600 part-time employees to fewer than 27 hours a week, on average. City officials say that without cutting payroll hours, new health benefits would cost up to $2 million more next year, and that extra expense would trigger layoffs and cutbacks in city services.
Part-timer Tara Sievers, 43, understands why, but she still thinks it’s wrong.
Read more twincities.com …
May 10, 2013
Why would you need this if ‘wasn’t it supposed to be easy’.. Apparently not. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that HHS will spend $150 million to teach people how to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, after a Democratic senator scolded her for running a poor “public information campaign.”
Isn’t it finny with Democrats they always take the position if only they knew …
May 8, 2013
You have probably heard healthcare costs are going up, up and up some more, we have to give healthcare to all those illegals, what did you expect it would do???
Health Costs: Americans were promised that ObamaCare would make their health care more affordable. But a pair of studies show the new system has done nothing to lower health costs and will sharply raise them.
Between 2009 and 2011, U.S. health spending rose just 3.9% a year, the lowest annual gains in decades. The Obama administration was quick to claim credit for the slowdown, with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying ObamaCare had “contributed to the slowest sustained growth in health spending in 50 years.”
But two new studies make it clear that ObamaCare wasn’t behind the slowdown in health spending growth, and its “reforms” will undermine proven cost-control efforts in the years ahead.
Read more at news.investors.com …
May 3, 2013
It’s getting a little bit over the top here, as you can only bury reality for so long.
SCHUMER: Our insurance department is in power to protect families. We’re going to watch them like a hawk to make sure they do that. And if they don’t, those rates could go through the roof.
Q: Is it because of Obamacare?
SCHUMER: It’s in part because of Obamacare, but healthcare costs have been going up in double digits for years and years.
And about all that happy clappy talk about bending the cost curve down. It now looks like the cost curve is going up the people’s arses. When is the train wreck???
Everybody knew what the problem with government running anything is, costs go up quality, goes down. Yet this time, it’s your health in the crosshairs.