Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Used Greeting Cards Can Help Abused and Abandoned Children


Wondering what to do with all those pretty Christmas cards you received?

Children who attend St. Jude Ranch, a non-profit, non-sectarian child care facility, will cut and trim the cards, then paste them onto new cards specially printed for this purpose.  The cards are sold to earn money to pay for trips and some of it goes into the children's savings accounts.

You can send your used cards to:

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(UPS or 4th Class mail may save postage.)

HAPPY NEW YEARS FRIENDS:

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Attacks On Infrastructures Being Downplayed Or Kept A Secret?

 

Two frightening occurrences on American soil have gone largely unreported and outright ignored. The question is why? As in the Boston Marathon bombing, there appears to be a Muslim connection. There was much speculation that there was a Saudi involved in that bombing, but he was apparently exonerated. Was there a cover-up. Even if he were not involved, people can be forgiven for having their suspicions in view of the number of Saudis executing the 9/11 attacks plus a growing lack of trust in this WH, which is clearly "Muslim Friendly". Read more at  Discover The Networks 

Jihad has been declared on the Western World, and that includes America. There is much speculation that the out of control forest fires experienced in the western US was the result of jihad.
"...in spring 2012, al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called “It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,” which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire. A few months later, Russia’s security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, ”al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe” as part of the terrorists’ “strategy of a thousand cuts.”source.


The first largely ignored attack was on April 16, 2013. From:  San Jose Area PG&E Metcalf Substation Attacked: $250,000 Reward  Two incidents of “sabotage” happened in the San Jose, California area on April 16, 2013. The PG&E Metcalf substation was entered through manholes. High-powered rifles were used to damage transformers, and a month later a man dressed in black was seen “lurking” near the area. Reward information at end of this article. The attack happened on the day after the Boston Marathon bombings. Perhaps that’s why this story was not noticed by many. ForeignPolicy.com is asking why we are not paying more attention to the physical state and security of our power grids". Read the rest here .

The second was on May 14, 2013. From: Quabbin 7: Reservoir Breach of 412 Billion Gal Water Supply for Boston Goes Unpunished, Undisclosed – Secreted From FOIA 
"On May 14, 2013 seven trespassers (Muslims?) were apprehended in the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts. It was just after midnight. The seven were from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore with residences in Amherst, Cambridge, Northampton and Sunderland, Massachusetts and New York City. The Boston Globe said they were “college-aged,” and recent graduates of the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. Of the seven, five men and two women, only the men claimed to be “chemical engineers.” Some reports say the seven were arrested but it appears they were simply “detained” with court dates set."  Read the entire eye opening post  here.

Our land and infrastructures are ill guarded soft targets.  Ignoring/denying that there is a jihadi threat to these vulnerable sites and areas will not make that threat disappear.  Are "The Powers That Be" just plain stupid, incompetent or, I really hate to say this, in collusion with the enemy.

 

 

Why are 8 Democrats sponsoring a bill to eliminate the death penalty for treason?

by 







Nearly a year ago, on January 2, 2012, eight Democrats in the House introduced a curious piece of legislation – H.R. 3741: Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2013, which seeks to abolish the death penalty under federal law. But the bill has only just been discovered by the media, notably The Hill on Dec. 16, 2013.

Trey Gowdy Says It All






I read the NYT article on Benghazi and proceeded to ask myself if they were operating in an alternate universe. Andrew Rosenthal's defense of the paper's position and seeming out right denial of the facts border on the surreal.  source
The pathetic attempt to focus on the name of the terrorist organization rather than on the attack itself, and to focus on a video which may not even have been as yet released speaks of desperation or possibly of an inability of the brain to integrate audio and/or visual data.
In an interview with Dana Perino, Trey Gowdy cuts loose & hammers on the truth.
Transcript & video available here
The video is short and can be listened to while doing something else. Well worth the watch/listen.

The Most Important Resolution of All


Resolve to pray more.
You know you have the time.
If an old friend stops by,
do you not visit with him for awhile?

2013 Year End Review Of Tyranny, Corruption And Lies By The Obama Administration

By : Matt Winkeljohn



As 2013 nears it’s end, it is not hard to get overwhelmed with the seemingly never ending barrage of lies, corruption and tyranny that has plagued the American people thanks to the U.S. government.

Wait..PRAVDA- CALLS OBAMA A COMMUNIST

Reblogged from A Moral Outrage





Pravda Calls Obama a Communist, Blames his Reelection on ‘Illiterate Americans’


Oh, how times have changed. Obama is too Communist even for Pravda.
Pravda, the famous Russian newspaper most notable for being the bullhorn of the former Soviet Union, has announced their bewilderment at the stupidity of America for reelecting Obama. Citing his reelection as a result of “illiterate Americans,” the author, Xavier Lerma, explains that Obama is a communist through and through and shakes his proverbial head at the willingness of America to reelect a communist who aims to follow the catastrophic Soviet model.

The Four Freedoms:








75 Years of Liberal Betrayal


In the second half of the 2000s liberals did a fine job of blaming Bush for everything that went wrong in the US. His "neo-con" supporters, they asserted, were just as bad.

Leftism Is A Mental Disorder…Part 965

Reblogged from Nice Deb:


How else can one explain the MSNBC segment in which Melissa Harris Perry and pals mocked and belittled the Romneys and their black adoptive grandchild as seen in in the clip below?
This makes absolutely no sense to me – it’s like these people are from another planet.


Don't Wait Until 2014 to Understand Obamacare

By Keith Speights





Next year will be the year. Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was passed back in 2010, the most significant parts of the major health-reform legislation don't become effective until 2014. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Lawless: Obamacare and Federal Power


by Anthony Esolen

When referring to the nationalizing of medicine known as the Affordable Care Act, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the law to see what’s in it.”

“[Law] is nothing else than an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community, and promulgated,” said Thomas Aquinas, defending the claim that promulgation is one of the essential characteristics of law (Summa Theologiae, Ia.IIae., q. 90, a. 4).

We should not suppose that promulgation is necessary only as a practical matter, since it is not possible to be certain that one is obeying the law unless one knows what the law is.  It is also necessary because law is meant for rational beings.  It is not something extrinsic to the lawgiver or the law-receiver, for “the proper effect of law is to make those to whom it is given, good, either simply or in some particular respect” (q. 92, a.1), by the virtue it inculcates.  Since virtue is a habit in accord with reason, the law must be capable of entering into the minds of those who must obey it, not so that they may deliberate about it, since the deliberation will already have been completed, but so that they may order themselves by it.  For example, “the natural law is promulgated by the fact that God has instilled it into man’s mind so as to be known by him naturally” (q. 90, a.4).  Jonathan Swift understood the point, writing in Gulliver’s Travels of the well-governed Kingdom of Brobdingnag, whose laws could not exceed in words the number of letters in the alphabet, “wherein those people are not mercurial enough to discover above one interpretation.”

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   Professor Anthony Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College. A senior editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, he writes regularly for First Things, Magnificat, This Rock, and Latin Mass. His most recent books are The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery Press, 2008); Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Press, 2010) and, most recently, Reflections on the Christian Life (Sophia Institute Press, 2013). Professor Esolen has also translated Dante.

Looking for a Pet Peeve


All my life I've been hearing about people having pet peeves. I finally asked one guy what kind of critter it is and he yelled "That's one of 'em!" Some people. I've had dogs, cats, birds, fish, an occasional reptile and once a pet rock back in the 70s, but I've never seen a pet peeve. I don't know where they come from, how big they are, what they eat, or if they're potty trained. Are they good home security, or do they just lay around all the time licking themselves?
Well, I thought the internet would give me a straight answer, but it just muddied the water. It seems whatever a pet peeve is, people don't like them very much. In that case, why have one to start with? The dictionary says a pet peeve is irritating and annoying, and then goes on to compare it to random things that frankly have nothing to do with having a pet. For instance, there's this website called GetAnnoyed.com that has a list as long as your arm of things that are suppose to remind people how bad a pet peeve is. Makes me want to vow to never have one, that's for sure, but it also makes me more determined to find a picture of it so I can avoid it. For instance, a pet peeve is like a driver who doesn't use their turn signal. Those kind of folks don't bother me in the least, because I don't know where I'm going half the time anyway. Another pet peeve reminded a fellow of someone talking out loud while they're writing a letter or email. Heck, I kind of enjoy hearing what other people have to say. Some other guy compares a pet peeve to kids who tease dogs through the fence. I suppose you should leave your pet peeve inside if you want peace with the neighbors.
Pet peeves must be pretty wicked, what with so many people upset with them. I knew a man once that owned a pet rattlesnake. He always tried to get the rattler to share its space with mice, but that never worked out. If I ever break down and get me a pet peeve I believe I'd keep it locked in the bedroom when company drops by. There's this other website that even has a top ten list of comparisons to pet peeves, called (of course, der) thetoptens.com/pet-peeves.com. Their number one problem with pet peeves is like someone chewing and talking with their mouth open. I have to admit, that can get fairly messy when you're slurping soup, but if you have, say, a dog around while you're smacking away at your dinner, he won't mind in the least if some vittles drop out of your mouth. As a matter of fact, some dogs have no problem eating food you've already chewed up, especially if you open your mouth wide enough. Pet peeves must not be very clean animals, because the number three reason why they're disliked is because it's like not washing your hands after going to the toilet. What kind of sick pervert goes around watching other people in the toilet? If you don't like your pet peeve's hygiene, bathe it from time to time for goodness sake!
I think pet peeve owners should really try to get a life. One woman's pet peeve annoyed her so much she said it was like having a road map that wasn't folded properly. I'm starting to wonder if pet peeves are getting a bum rap. Another guy compared his pet peeve to people who don't use coasters. For cryin' out loud, mister! Use a napkin! Just the other day a lady at Wal-Mart complained that her pet peeve left the toilet seat up. How rude! How do you think the pet peeve feels having to close the toilet seat all the time? It's just an animal, remember?

I think I'll get me one of those pet peeves if I can just find one. Nobody I talk to wants to part with theirs, even though all they want to do it bitch about it. Once I have one for my very own, I'll let it leave the toilet seat up, and it won't even have to wash afterwards.

Pelosi’s Jedi Mind Trick:

Reblogged from Rat Nation


Says Extending Unemployment Benefits ‘Could Produce As Many As 300,000 Jobs’



This woman truly is delusional. Maybe it’s Botox seepage.

Extended unemployment benefits ended Saturday for roughly 1.3 million people as Congress allowed the program to expire. As to be expected, each side blamed the other. Then, of course, there was Nancy Pelosi.
As reported by The Hill, Democrats — angry that an extension wasn’t included in the recently-enacted budget agreement — have vowed to make the benefits the first item on their 2014 agenda.
Republicans contend that lawmakers would better serve their constituents by directing their efforts to other job-boosting areas, especially given that a year-long unemployment extension comes with a $26 billion price tag. They also are waiting on Democrats to put forward a specific plan.
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went all Nancy Pelosi, repeating her oft-made claim that, in effect, the more people that are unemployed in America, the better it is for the economy. Here’s San Francisco’s finest, Friday:
“Starting tomorrow, too many American families will face the New Year with uncertainty, insecurity, and instability as a result of congressional Republicans’ refusal to extend critical unemployment insurance. … Every dollar invested in this initiative yields $1.52 in economic growth, and an extension of UI could produce as many as 300,000 jobs.”

While Pelosi’s claim is obviously based on this recent CBO report, most economists – such as Arthur Laffer disagree – saying reducing the incentive of unemployed Americans to find work hurts the economy in the long run. I’m with Art on this one.

Fast & Furious Bombshell:

Independent Journal Review 


FBI Implicated in Death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

  | On 28, Dec 2013

Operation Fast & Furious, the U.S. government’s  to run guns to Mexican drug cartels, has a major new development. According to ATF whistleblower John Dodson, the FBI was involved in the drug snatch operation that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The Arizona Republic had a report on Dodson’s revelations, which is catalogued in a new book:

Should Obama be Impeached?







1. Gives government money to political contributors.
2. Bows to foreign leaders.
3. Dubious citizenship.
4. School records hidden.
5. Associates with known radicals.

Bob Woodward: ‘Rat’s Nest of Concealment & Lies’ Behind Obamacare Website Disaster



Video Here


Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said.

WWII Veteran: 90% of Congress Are Traitors To Our Country



World War II Airborne combat veteran Warenn (Renn) Bodeker, from Plains, Montana gives us an important message from his past experiences. Renn is a member of Oath Keepers, a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial

People Are Awesome Women's Edition 1



Awesome women 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asx-sd...
Awesome women 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTzh0N...
Awesome women 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_xql...

The most amazing collection of sexy awesome women.
Best watched in HD, Full screen, volume up :)


PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2013

Common Core: Moronic Lessons You Won’t Believe

By 

We would be remiss if we didn’t regularly post Common Core lessons. If our children have to suffer, it’s the least we can do. Check these out. 1. Moronic “Ugly Monkey” story:

Computerizing people may be next step in tech


It's likely the world in the not-so-distant future will be increasingly populated by computerized people like Amal Graafstra.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bipartisanship Is Generally a Good Thing…but for Politicians rather than Taxpayers

by Dan Mitchell

If you like to go along to get along, I suggest you don’t become a libertarian. At least not if you follow politics or work in Washington.
Otherwise, you’re doomed to a life of endlessly pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. Here are three examples.

The Treason Of Barack Obama

by Allan Erickson



After Obama’s recent presidential press conference it is more pressingly obvious than ever: Barack Obama must be removed from office immediately, if this country is to recover and become again the defender of liberty at home and abroad.  As long as the Failure in Chief remains in office, there is no hope of recovery, and little hope for liberty.
We cannot wait a year betting Congress will bring impeachment proceedings.  We need a guaranteed plan of action, now.

Steve Pieczenik’s Update on Sandy Hook


The   Rise of  Liberal Fascism:  Eric Holder’s “Project Longevity”   Targeted “Gun Violence” BUT FUNDED Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy’s NON-EXISTENT   Newtown Massacre!

The end of private property


If the government can tell you what you can and cannot do within the privacy of your home, whether it relates to what you eat, what you smoke or whom you love, you no longer have any rights whatsoever within your home.
If government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property.

Missouri Bill to Gut Obamacare, Ban Penalties, Ban Healthcare Exchange



If enough states act, we are on the way to a constitutional showdown over Obamacare. The Washington Times reports Missouri bill would gut Obamacare.

Next month, the Missouri Senate will consider a bill which would effectively cripple the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within the state.

The Wounded Warrior Project among others are frauds.

Reblogged from We the People:




Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The will be removed as a charity from my side board. As in all things, caveat emptor, hope this helps, J.C.

I was a big supporter for the Wounded Warrior Project until I spoke to their home office and found that each of their board members received $250,000 per year in compensation.

"The Three Plagues in American Society"

Reblogged from WHY ASK  








The IRS, the Federal Reserve Bank & the Income Tax.....

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ask Why ?

This Video is One of the Most Powerful Videos I have ever seen, I had to start with it on top. "It Is A Must 

See Video"... Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders....


 


Social Security Will Begin Running a Permanent Deficit This Year




Previously the CBO said we had until 2016, now they’ve revised that estimate:
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that Social Security will pay out $45 billion more in benefits this year than it will collect in payroll taxes, further straining the nation’s finances. The deficits will continue until the Social Security trust funds are eventually drained, in about 2037.

Open Letter to Those Masquerading as the Media pb

Posted By Sharon Rondeau On Monday, December 2, 2013

LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Putative White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was given a letter signed by 39 members of the media protesting lack of access and ability to photograph Obama in his official capacity.

President’s Remarks Prove Social Security Trust Fund is a Hoax on the Public

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog makes a great point
Today, the President told CBS he couldn’t guarantee Social Security checks would go out if an agreement wasn’t reached on the debt ceiling:



Granted, some of this is just fear mongering by the President. Scaring old people is a Democratic classic right up there with playing the race card.

The Great Race Hoax


When Barack Obama rose to national prominence following his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, his African-American heritage was a footnote to the fawning reception he received from the media and from most Americans.

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING ?



Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics.

The authors will also discuss their new books. Dawkins recently published The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, an exploration of the magic of discovery embodied in the practice of science. Written for all age groups, the book moves forward from historical examples of supernatural explanations of natural phenomena to focus on the actual science behind how the world works.

The Very Radical Racist Background Of Michelle Obama

Freedom Outpost



I did some background checking into Michelle Obama and her links with socialists, communists and other high ranking radicals that wish nothing more than to destroy the United States as it is, and create a brand new United States! This may sound absurd and demeaning, but it is true. Some of the words spoken by Michelle Obama and her husband Barack Obama have come directly from a radical book titled Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky.

Good Reporting on Federal Subsidies to State and Local Government

Tad DeHaven



Reporters who cover state and local government should heed the example of theTopeka-Capital Journal’s Andy Marso. It’s my opinion that reporters often insufficiently examine how state and local politicians spend federal tax dollars. Heck, I’m even surprised when a reporter mentions that the money originated from Uncle Sam to begin with.

Friday, December 27, 2013

$1 Trillion in "Stealth Taxes" Hidden in Obamacare to Destroy Middle Class



ARE WE SURPRISED??????

Reporters Hit a White House Stone Wall





Obama’s promise to lead an open and transparent administration has become an “albatross” according to a Dec 24 Politico.com analysis by Josh Gerstein. As Obama’s fifth year in office wraps up, much of the Washington and nation’s press corps is very unhappy.

Political Cartoons







Savage Nation

For a while, I didn't believe in anything, but that's changed




Welcome to The Michael Savage Newsletter, your daily insider report on all things "Savage."

In today's issue: Winding up the broadcasting year on a personal note, Dr. Savage responded to a caller who encouraged him to trust in divine Providence.

He responded that he had in fact rediscovered his faith in God recently, after spending some time "in the valley." 

Confront Obama’s Tyranny:

General Calls for Massive March on Washington



The retired American military commander who earlier said in a statement released to WND that Americans need to confront Barack Obama’s tyranny now is recommending the Egyptian model through which to do that.
The Egyptian model, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely explained on a podcast of an Internet radio show, was that 33 million people stood up to their government and told officials no.
The result was that the Egyptian Muslim Brother was removed from power and then-President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office, Vallely explained,

FED-UP VETERAN TELLS PAUL RYAN WHAT HE THINKS OF ‘BIPARTISAN’ BUDGET DEAL IN VIRAL OPEN LETTER

Jason Howerton



Chuck Wooten, a military veteran, was already ticked off about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pushing through the “bipartisan” budget deal, which includes cuts to veterans’ retirement benefits. So when he got a fundraising email from Ryan’s office asking for money, he decided to really let the Wisconsin congressman know how he feels.


House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions as he and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. 

POLL HAS CLINTON AND CHRISTIE IN A DEAD HEAT

 BY PAUL MIRENGOFF




For what it’s worth, and that may not be much, Chris Christie is in a statistical dead heat with Hillary Clinton in a poll by CNN/ORC International. The poll puts Christie at 48 percent and Clinton at 46 percent.

25 Things That Turn Me On About America…

About NikeChillemi


Unconditionally


Find the time to do some good when no one is around;
Keep it a secret as you should whenever it is found.

How To Fix Health Care

by Steven Hayward




In my Forbes.com column this week, I suggest that the field is wide open for a leader of imagination to employ a back-to-basics approach, explaining to Americans how markets are superior to centralized government control especially in health care.  I suspect Americans are much more amenable to this message than Beltway Republicans know.  They’ve been drinking the DC Kool Aid for too long to perceive this.

Democrats’ Woes Continue to Mount

by John Hinderaker

For Democrats, the bad news keeps on coming. Today, it’s the CNN/ORC poll that shows Republicans with a substantial lead in generic congressional preference:
Two months ago, Democrats held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district without identifying the candidates. …
But the Democratic lead evaporated, and a CNN poll a month ago indicated the GOP holding a 49%-47% lead. The new survey, conducted in mid-December, indicates Republicans with a 49%-44% edge over the Democrats.

Obama moves to impose his vision of how we should live, Part One

by Paul Mirengoff





As the end of the year approaches, we are waiting for the Obama administration to complete the process by which its rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH) becomes embedded in the Code of Federal Regulations. In July, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued its proposed AFFH rule for public comment. The rule was expected to be finalized this month.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving:

MSNBC’s Greatest Hits Of 2013

 

“Dishonest and hypocritical” doesn’t even begin to describe these desperate people
What better time of year than the Christmas Season to visit highlights from the laughable MSNBC – the gift that keeps on giving? Remember, this is the network that the disgraced and
fired“resigned” Martin Bashir referred to as “the place where we try every day to elevate political discourse.”

Dec 26, 2013 — A Sad Farewell

Morgan Update


The last thing I want is to bring a negative vibe to a festive time of year, but because so many of my readers are heavily invested in Morgan’s well-being, I wanted to let you know that we had to set him free this morning. It was the best gift we could have given him, but couldn’t compare with the gift he gave us; the gift of himself.

Obamacare policies are shockingly unaffordable for many

Reblogged from This Got My Attention:





There’s an interesting article in Reason Magazine online looking at just how shockingly unaffordable Obamacare policies are for many Americans. I’ve mentioned before from just personal inquiries that if we had to insure under an Obamacare policy we would get a far lower quality policy than we currently have. Obamacare does not lower costs and it increases deductibles and copays. It’s an enormous ripoff for the average American. But, on to the article.
Don’t get your hopes up for swelling ranks of enrollees, though. USA Today ran the numbers and found that, in much of the country, Obamacare plans are so expensive that many people who make too much to qualify for subsidies are exempt from requirements that they purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
For USA Today, Jayne O’Donnell and Paul Overberg write:
More than half of the counties in 34 states using the federal health insurance exchange lack even a bronze plan that’s affordable — by the government’s own definition — for 40-year-old couples who make just a little too much for financial assistance, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
Many of these counties are in rural, less populous areas that already had limited choice and pricey plans, but many others are heavily populated, such as Bergen County, N.J., and Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
More than a third don’t offer an affordable plan in the four tiers of coverage known as bronze, silver, gold or platinum for people buying individual plans who are 50 or older and ineligible for subsidies.
Those making more than 400% of the federal poverty limit — $47,780 for an individual or $61,496 for a couple — are ineligible for subsidies to buy insurance.
One thing that the article points out is that if the Healthcare.gov website can’t provide you with a policy that costs less than 8% of your income then the individual mandate is waived. Well, “Thank you very much, Sir. May I have another?” The problem is that many people want insurance. But, the Obamatrons have ruined the insurance market so badly that affordable insurance in not available. Waiving their gun-to-the-head mandate enforced by the IRS isn’t much help.
You may be asking (or maybe you’re not, if you’re one of the Obamatrons marching lockstep over this rapidly approaching cliff) how the most brilliant drones in the world could possibly have gotten this so wrong. Well, the Reason Mag article puts it very well.

This situation comes about because, as health industry expert Kip Piper says, “The ACA was not designed to reduce costs or, … to make health insurance coverage affordable for the vast majority of Americans. The law uses taxpayer dollars to lower costs for the low-income uninsured but it also increases costs overall and shifts costs within the marketplace.
This is not a new revelation, by the way. In 2010, the Heritage Foundation’s Joshua Wade warned:
Obamacare will succeed only at shifting the burden to taxpayers and the privately insured.  Americans with private health insurance will indirectly subsidize care received by those reliant on Medicare and Medicaid. It is for this reason that for many Americans, Obamacare will actually cause medical costs to rise.
Ouch.
Perhaps it’s just as well. Those folks priced out of health coverage would have had a hell of a time getting in to see a doctor with one of the exchange plans, anyway.