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Health care costs to Increase not decrease

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday defended the new health insurance law after a report from its own Medicare services agency showed the provisions will INCREASE the nation‘s health care tab over the next 10 years instead of bringing costs down.

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!

They have lied, folks, and are now defending their lies. We all know it.   I dare say more ordinary citizens have read and researched this health care law than members of the congress.  And the press?  Where were they?

And Queen Kathleen ignores it:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ignored the bad news Friday, emphasizing that Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster agrees that 34 million people will be insured who aren’t currently.

Robert Gibbs whines about “tired arguments”:

“I don’t doubt that those who opposed health care reform are going to continue to make the same, tired old arguments that have been made for years and years as it relates to health care.The president will and the administration will continue to talk about the benefits of what was passed in the law as many of those benefits come on line in the next several months,” he said.

But:

Among the findings, the actuary concluded that:

– About 14 million people would lose their employer coverage by 2019 as smaller employers terminate coverage and workers who currently have employer coverage become enrolled in Medicaid;

– The estimated reductions in the growth rate of health spending “may not be fully achievable” because “Medicare productivity adjustments could become unsustainable even within the next 10 years, and over time the reductions in the scope of employer-sponsored health insurance could also become an issue”;

– New fees and taxes on medical device makers will “generally be passed through to health consumers in the form of higher drug and devices prices and higher premiums”;

– By 2011 and 2012 the initial $5 billion in federal funding for the creation of a national high-risk pool “would be exhausted, resulting in substantial premium increases to sustain the program; we anticipate that such increases would limit further participation”;

– It is reasonable to expect that a significant portion of the increased demand for Medicaid would be difficult to meet, particularly over the first few years”;

– Businesses would pay $87 billion in penalties between 2014-2019 for failure to offer insurance.

And:

A separate CBO analysis released Thursday estimated that 4 million households would be hit with tax penalties under the law for failing to get insurance.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/22/health-care-law-increase-costs-experts-conclude-new-report/

The truth comes out as time goes on, and is there any wonder I don’t trust what Chris Dodd and the administration is saying about the financial reform bill?

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/chris-dodds-financial-reform-bill-warning/

Posted:  04.23.10

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Short delay in Obama’s trip to Indonesia – Muslims showing some love

In February it was announced that President Obama, accompanied by his family, would make a trip to Indonesia in March to “reach out to the Muslim world.”

Washington – US President Barack Obama will travel to Indonesia in March to broaden relations as part of his plan to reach out to the Muslim world, the White House said Monday. Obama plans to visit the Southeast Asian nation with the world’s largest Muslim population in the second half of March. He will also travel to Australia to celebrate 70 years of formal diplomatic relations.

He will be accompanied by wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

He was to leave on March 18th but the trip is postponed for three days in order for Obama to “focus like a laser’s beam on jobs.”  Oops.  I mean focus like a laser’s beam on ramming health care reform down the throats of the American people.

I guess he thinks he can get that done by next Sunday.

And apparently the family can’t make the trip.

Robert Gibbs “twitters” the confirmation.

Here is Gibbs’s confirmation of the delay on Twitter:

The President will delay leaving for Indonesia and Australia — will now leave Sunday — the First Lady and the girls will not be on the trip.

He may be, once again, “reaching out,” but I just don’t know about this response.

A Muslim student kicks a banner of President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 12, 2010.

A student holds a poster of U.S President Barack Obama as she protests against Obama’s plans to visit Indonesia, outside the U.S. consulate in Medan, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province March 12, 2010.

Posted:  03.12.10

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GIBBS: Watch FOX at 5:00 and 9:00

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Watch FOX.  Along with millions…..

White House Press Secretary joined others in the administration in the petty move against FOX News and suggested that Jake Tapper watch 5:00 and 9:00 p. m. programming.

On MSNBC you could also tune in and see the most blatantly biased programs on tv, i.e.: Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Yet those two were invited to the special meeting at the White House, while they did not invite anyone from FOX. Pathetically Petty.

Then yesterday when the Pay Czar was to make his announcements, FOX was not invited – no representative of FOX. Well, thank you, the other networks refused to appear unless they withdrew the boycott and invited FOX as well.

The White House backs down. I think they forgot that this is America, not some socialist or communist country where the leader can shut out the press and shut down free speech. Much credit goes to the media at large for not allowing this to proceed.

Join the rest of America in watching FOX.

Neilsen Ratings for October 21, 2009

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,555,000 viewers (626,000) (1,200,000)
Situation Room—563,000 viewers (139,000) (209,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—499,000 viewers (116,000) (199,000)
Fast Money—296,000 viewers (87,000) (179,000)
Prime News–335,000 viewers (138,000) (227,000)

9 PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity –2,722,000 viewers (862,000) (1,318,000)
Latino In America —1,026,000 viewers (264,000) (309,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —1,052,000 viewers (286,000) (489,000)
American Greed 158,000 viewers (61,000) (77,000)
Joy Behar- 519,000 viewers (169,000) (262,000)

See complete listing. See Previous Post.

Posted:  10.23.09

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Where Is the birth certificate? No. 2

Chris Matthews just laid the “Birthers” low again.  I include myself in that category because I’m not particularly satisfied with the certification of live birth on Obama, the phony looking one which Chris showed again, the same one that’s on the internet, not anything new.  He held it up and I still don’t see a seal or a signature.  What would be so hard about getting one with a seal on it?  Here it is.  Now, honestly, does this look real?  Why does the background extend beyond the border?  And where’s the seal and signature?  It could be on the back I guess, but not likely since there’s plenty of room on the front.  I did notice the one he put up has rounded corners for what that’s worth.

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He started out by calling all who question the proof of birth…..I can’t remember the word he used at the very beginning. Maybe I will remember it.  Some really derogatory word though.

Then Howard Fineman of Newsweek came on and in his, oh, so serious voice, he made his contribution to this fine piece of jounalism and said that he had seen “this kind” down at a tea party in Kentucky when he was there, the “rocks at the bottom of the river when the water is low.”  Chris then says the birthers are the ones, when they take the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, would answer yes to questions like, “is someone following you? is somebody trying to kill you?” – the “full mooners” – “the ones with psychological problems” – “the erogenous zones of insanity.”  This is some very extreme language.

I think they are coming for me!!  🙂  straight jacket2

See video of the Chris Matthews segment today.

But, seriously, he was putting up the birth announcement from the newspaper.  This is interesting but anybody can put anything in any newspaper as a birth announcement.  They don’t check to see if there is even a baby.  It just isn’t proof.  Try using a birth announcement printed in the paper to get your passport or even a duplicate driver’s license for that matter.  It just won’t fly.

It is not crazy to ask these questions.  My question is why do they all get so exorcised by the questions?  Again, Obama could put a stop to it in a flash.  He has the burden of proof.  I believe Chris has had something on it almost every single day.  Do they protest too much?

Chris told Gordon Liddy he would present him with something the other day that would convince Liddy.  So where is that evidence?

All I want to know is:  Where’s the birth certificate?  And where is my tin foil hat?  🙂

At the White House press conference today:

Q.  “Is there anything you can do to make the “Birthers” go away?  Robert Gibbs:  A.   “No.”

Matter of fact he said he “had it put on the internet, what more could they want?”  Haha.  Google it.  Now that is the proof right there.  Anything can appear on the internet.  Too funny.  But Gibbs said it all “made up fictional nonsense.”

Video of Gibbs press conference of today in the “august briefing room,” (July 27, 2009), is below.

See previous post here.

Interesting:  Campbell Brown of CNN and Keith Olbermann (guest host) are also reporting on this.  Worry, worry, worry.

NOW THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER IS CALLING FOR LOU DOBBS TO BE FIRED over the birth certificate issue!!!   O’Reilly is not too favorable of Dobbs either.   But says Lou will not be fired.   Boy, just as I said, these people are getting all bent out of shape over it.

But, hey, if everybody wants to have a president who is not a citizen, have at it.  It’s okay with me.  🙂

Obama birth certificate why the controversy won’t go away (hilarious).

Posted:  07.27.09

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Highlights this week on the economy, Cramer, Gibbs, “Wealth Destruction”

Jim Cramer, “Greatest wealth destruction by a president.”

Robert Gibbs responds (giggling).

Cramer responds to Gibbs Here.

GOP Sen. John McCain’s amendment to strip the omni-pork package of an estimated 8,500 earmarks worth roughly $8 billion was defeated yesterday afternoon.

See yeas and nays Here.

Some of the same republicans voting against this, Snowe, Collins, Specter, among others.

Rewind:

“”During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidates Barack Obama and John McCain fought vigorously over who would be toughest on congressional earmarks.

“We need earmark reform,” Obama said in September during a presidential debate in Oxford, Miss. “And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.””

Dow up 149 points today closing at 6876.
Dow was 9000+ in January.

Posted:  03.04.09

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Morning Joe broadcast was at the White House not in the White House

Well, when I heard Morning Joe was to broadcast live this morning from the White House, I was picturing it maybe in the Oval Office or at least inside somewhere.  Instead it was outside, near the White House, in 10 degree cold (considering the chill factor).

Robert Gibbs appeared before daylight.  Looking forward to Obama’s speech tonight, Gibbs said:

“The president will talk tonight about how the legislation has already begun to save jobs throughout the country,” Gibbs said. “We do have a plan that, for the first time, addresses the millions of people who are making their payments but can’t get a refinancing.”

David Axelrod joined the set after the sun was rising and added that:

“Tonight, he has the opportunity to talk to the American people about the steps we need to take to get out of the situation we’re in,” Axelrod said. “I think he’s very confident we can do that, and he’s going to express that as well.”

I don’t why I thought this would include President Obama, but I can’t figure out what was the purpose of the whole thing.  Why did they want to camp out by the White House and broadcast the program?

See WaPo for more detail.

Robert Gibbs gave Mika and Joe a tour of the White House. Was this a part of the show or after? If it was part of the program, I missed it. See video Here.

Posted: 02.24.09

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Morning Joe to broadcast from White House Tuesday

That’s what I say.  What about this?  From the Orlando Sentinel:

What do you make of this access? “Morning Joe” will broadcast live for three hours from the White House on Tuesday morning.

MSNBC said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and senior Obama adviser David Axelrod will preview President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress that evening.

Who else might drop by? That should be something see, and the setup will be a challenge for anchors Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.

I guess MSNBC earned the position, “Tuesday Morning Live From the White House.”  Goodness knows they worked hard enough on the Obama campaigns follo.

Gloria comments (in the comment section) in the Sentinel as follows:

“No surprise here,NBC, MSNBC have been puppets for Obama since the beginning of his running for president. They have no more credibility as a news outlet.

They are bought and paid for by Obama, the first government controlled media outlet.  Sad…very sad..”

Posted:  02.22.09

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