Monday, April 28, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
But it's all just a big coincidence...
Lois Lerner did nothing wrong, but she won't testify regarding the actions that occurred under her direction.
Although emails has surfaced recently that indicate that maybe Lois was indeed creating new rules withing in the IRS would place applications from Conservative groups on their own "Double Secret Probation" that would discourage them from moving forward.
"The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.
Maybe she was actually able to put her plan into place:
But as we have learned from MSNBC, all these Tea Party groups are evil and their money is corrupting and overpowering the American political process.
Looking at these numbers, keep in mind that the rules that the Democrats and their political appointees withing the IRS are proposing provide exemptions for unions. Because everyone knows that unions are not political. Plus, we have receive the absolute final word from no less than The President of The United States Barak Obama, "Not even a smidgen of corruption". Right?
But in the words of Hilary Clinton, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Monday, January 6, 2014
New study from Harvard University showing that Medicare patients used the Emergency Room 40% more than people with no insurance, which is about the exact opposite negative number projected by the Democrats when they were selling ObamaCare as cutting long term healthcare costs. And the study showed the vast majority of those ER visits were non-emergency issues better suited for a primary care physician. Opponents (including me) had predicted that with fewer 'in network' options, non-emergency use of ER services would increase, not decrease. If this trend plays out across the country, ObamaCare will increase US healthcare expense and place additional stress on ER service providers. Expect to see more privately owned, non-critical ER centers open up that do not accept Medicare patients, as people with good insurance will look to avoid the chaos of hospital ERs and seek out a higher level of service.
When asked about the cost reduction claims made in selling Obamacare to the public Vs the finding of the published Harvard study, Jonathan Gruber, health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and considered co-author of the Affordable Care Act along with Dr. Zeke Emanuel said, "That was sometimes a misleading motivator for the Affordable Care Act. The law isn't designed to save money. It's designed to improve health, and that's going to cost money."
And here is the other shoe waiting to drop. The government's own estimate, from June 17, 2010, on how many people on group health care plans will lose their plan when that mandate kicks in. This screen shot of the Federal Register shows the odds of you losing your group plan, as well as confirms that whole, "If you like your plan..." was known at the time to be a complete lie, and EVERYONE in the government knew it.
If I were a cynical person, I'd suspect that is why President Obama pushed the deadline for the employer mandate until after the 2014 midterm elections.