Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

An Open Letter to Kathleen Sebelius: You Lied About ObamaCare

In an AOL opinion piece, Kathleen Sebelius is shilling yet again for ObamaCare.  Her column is filled with the lies and distortions that the Democratic Party, Barack Obama and Mrs. Sebelius have used since the introduction of this twisted piece of legislation.

Mrs. Sebelius, you lied to America during the legislative process that foisted this horrendous piece of legislation upon this country. You said repeatedly that this would save the country lied. Your own Medicare actuary has said that the "cost curve" will bend...upwards, not down. You lied when you said that Americans would be able to keep their health insurance, to quote Mr. Obama, "if they liked it." By the White House's own admission, 53% of all health insurance plans DONT MEET THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LAW! You lied again when you said that millions of people would sign up for the subsidized yet, fewer than 250,000 people have..

Your own department is reporting that,
...The Department of Health and Human Services estimated in July that it would now be insuring 375,000 people who had been previously shut out of the insurance market due to pre-existing conditions. But the administration recently admitted that only about 8,000 people with preexisting conditions had actually signed up. That's about 2 percent of the projected enrollment. {emphasis is mine, ed.}

A July report from the nonpartisan agency predicted that by 2016, four million people would defy the mandate and pay the fine for remaining uninsured. All told, according to CBO, about 21 million people will be uninsured in 2016 -- most of whom will be exempt from the fines altogether.
This week you granted more than 500 more waivers to companies and organizations that will exempt those groups to the provisions of this law...a law that you, yourself are exempt from having to participate in.  Since passage of this bill last March, you have granted waivers to more than 180 organized labour unions...Here's the list and here are some the largest exmptions:  
The Teamsters Union, which hailed Obama last March for "enacting historic health care reform, providing health insurance to millions of Americans who don't have it and controlling costs for millions more who do," obtained waivers for 17 different locals.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which celebrated the passage of Obamacare as "an achievement that will rank among the highest in our national experience," secured waivers for 28 different affiliates.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers -- which exulted after the health care law's passage that "finally, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage will be available for millions of working Americans" -- saw eight of its affiliates win shelter from the Obamacare wrecking ball.

The Communications Workers of America, which sent its workers to lobby for Obamacare on Capitol Hill as part of the left-wing billionaire George Soros-funded Health Care for America Now front group, snagged a waiver that will spare a hefty 19,000 of its members from the onerous federal mandate.

And the Service Employees International Union, which poured $60 million into Democratic/Obama coffers in 2008 and millions more into the campaign for the federal health care takeover, added four new affiliates to the waiver list: SEIU Local 2000 Health and Welfare Fund, representing 161 enrollees; SEIU 32BJ North Health Benefit Fund, representing 7,020 enrollees; SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund, representing 2,000 enrollees; and SEIU Health & Welfare Fund, representing 1,620 enrollees.

That's in addition to three other previous SEIU waiver winners: Local 25 SEIU in Chicago with 31,000 enrollees; Local 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund with 4,544 enrollees; and SEIU Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund with 520 enrollees. This brings the total number of Obamacare-promoting SEIU Obamacare refugees to an estimated 45,000 workers represented by seven SEIU locals.
When will you stop lying, Mrs. Sebelius? When? The House of Representatives voted by a bipartisan, and substantial majority to repeal this horrible law. Remember, this law is why your party suffered record losses in the House of Rep's...and this law will see you lose even more seats in 2012...when 23 Senators are up for reelection...

Stop lying and stop shilling for this bad piece of legislation. Stop Lying.

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