The Worm Is Beginning To Turn On ObamaCare

Things are rapidly getting out of hand for ObamaCare.

The House just voted to repeal it with a bipartisan vote of 245-189 (with three Democrats joining all the Republicans).

For the record, the vote in favor of repealing ObamaCare was far higher than the vote to pass the damn thing (219 – barely above the minimum necessary for passage).

26 states are now officially on board with Florida to challenge ObamaCare in federal court.  The Florida State Attorney General said last night on Fox News’ “Greta” program that 2 more states have promised that they will be on board, and she has been in talks with several other states.

More than half the states now want ObamaCare tossed into the trash where it belongs.

Democrats and the mainstream media have routinely sneered about what a useless and time-wasting “symbolic” gesture this vote was.  One can only wonder: during the dark and dreadful reign of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority during the last two years, more than 400 bills were passed that were not taken up in the Senate.  And that was during a period in which Democrats RAN the Senate.  Did the Democrats and the mainstream media come unglued over those “time wasting gestures”????  I don’t think so.

Americans for Tax Reform has compiled a long list of new tax hikes that ObamaCare is burdening the US economy with – in direct contradiction to Obama’s incredibly deceitful promise that “your taxes won’t go up one dime.”

These taxes include:

  1. Individual Mandate Excise Tax
  2. Employer Mandate Tax
  3. Surtax on Investment Income
  4. Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
  5. Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax
  6. Medicine Cabinet Tax
  7. HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike
  8. Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka“Special Needs Kids Tax”
  9. Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
  10. Raise “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI
  11. Tax on Indoor Tanning Services
  12. Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D
  13. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike
  14. Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals
  15. Tax on Innovator Drug Companies
  16. Tax on Health Insurers
  17. $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives
  18. Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2
  19. Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting
  20. “Black liquor” tax hike
  21. Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”

And new studies are demonstrating that ObamaCare is a job murderer:

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf recently spoke at the University of Southern California about the economic impact of Obamacare. He predicts that Obamacare will further depress the nation’s employment picture.

CBO’s analysis of Obamacare predicts that it will reduce the amount of labor being used in the economy by roughly half a percent. Elmendorf states that this impact will be small, but in reality the impact is small only in relative terms. For instance, a half-percent loss in jobs in the American economy today would translate into about 750,000 additional Americans losing work.

And the NFIB estimate is even more dismal:

Just as serious for the economy is the fact that Obamacare will cause significant job losses for the U.S. economy. A study by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) found that the employer mandate  could lead to the elimination of 1.6 million jobs between 2009 and 2014, with 66 percent of those coming from small businesses.

And the Democrats loaded up ObamaCare with so many faulty assumptions that the actual numbers of jobs destroyed will undoubtedly be worse.

Democrats played all kinds of gimmicks to get a CBO score that created the illusion that ObamaCare will reduce the deficit.  Because Democrats in office agree with fellow liberal Bill Maher’s take on the American people:

“Or take the health care debate we’re presently having: members of Congress have recessed now so they can go home and “listen to their constituents.” An urge they should resist because their constituents don’t know anything.”

But even “stupid” people are smart enough to know that claiming that ObamaCare will ADD 35 million people to the health care rolls and actually cost LESS MONEY is itself a stupid claim.  They may not understand just how despicably deceitful Democrats were in manufacturing the numbers to get the CBO score (such as taxing ten years and only giving benefits for 6 years; such as double counting savings from revenue sources such as Medicare and Social Security; such as imposing all kinds of taxes that nobody knew about when this monstrosity was passed; omitting the so-called “doctor fix”, etc.), but they know something is very wrong.

Most Americans also know what the overwhelming majority of doctors know:

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear healthcare reform could worsen care for patients, by flooding their offices and hurting income, according to a Thomson Reuters survey released Tuesday.

The survey of more than 2,900 doctors found many predict the legislation will force them to work harder for less money.

“When asked about the quality of healthcare in the U.S. over the next five years, 65 percent of the doctors believed it would deteriorate with only 18 percent predicting it would improve,” Thomson Reuters, parent company of Reuters, said in a statement.

The worm is indeed beginning to turn on ObamaCare, indeed.

And maybe the worm is beginning to turn inside Obama’s scrawny gut, too.

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6 Responses to “The Worm Is Beginning To Turn On ObamaCare”

  1. HL Says:

    From your mouth to our Lord’s ear, Michael.
    Another arrogant ruler from the book of Acts comes to mind when you talk about worms!

  2. James Candelmo Says:

    Happy Friday Michael and thank you for another great article. As I watch the much needed moves by the Republicans to repeal this disgusting tax grabbing health care bill, I can’t help think about a couple things;

    1) What a colossal waste of time the Democrats spent passing this bill instead of conducting the People’s business of reducing our tax burden, balancing their own check book, securing our borders and a host of other issues that deserve much needed attention.

    2) The unfortunate fact that the new Republican majority congress will have to waste further time to repeal or gut this crappy bill while the country suffers with massive unemployment and heavy taxation. I sincerely believe this repeal is essential and I am glad to see the Republicans making good on their promise but I regret the fact the the Democrats have put us in the position of 5 steps back instead of forward.

    3) Lastly, I see this being struck down in the senate or if it makes it through those bunch of morons, the head moron will veto it, which one of the two will be the likely scenario. With that said, my fear is that the next move will be to start attacking parts of the bill, which in itself is a good thing, but may result in other parts remaining as the two sides compromise. I fear that in the end we will end up with a skeleton of obscure taxes and rules that do nothing at all but line the pockets of the government and make it just that much more difficult to conduct business.

    What are your thoughts on where it will go after the senate and/or Obama veto’s this repeal ?

    God Bless,
    James Candelmo

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    James,

    What is funny is that the Democrats spent more than a year fixating on this colossal waste aka ObamaCare, and when the Republicans spent about 2 hours voting to repeal the darned thing, their effort was decried as a waste of time.

    The Republicans will ultimately be able to get a vote in the Senate, so the experts say. They simply have too many procedural maneuvers available not to get a vote. It will only take a few Democrats to come over, and there are something like 26 Democrats who are going to have to run for reelection in the Senate in 2012.

    It’s all about forcing these Democrats to vote for a stupid, immoral and unpopular bill and make them run on that record. If Obama is forced to veto a vote by the House AND the Democrat-controlled Senate, he’s done. He will have just personified “the party of no.”

    If Republicans can get a vote on ONE part of the bill, it will likely cause the entire hydra to collapse. And that one thing is the mandates that are necessary to fund the beast.

    Some of what the Republicans will hopefully do – which will hurt Democrats and hurt Obama for 2012 – is to force debate and further examination to show how truly godawful this bill is and expose it.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,

    That’s good:

    Barack Herod Obama, the tyrant king in the process of being divinely punished for his arrogance and wickedness.

  5. Bianca K. May Says:

    Family Security Matters has started a new feature called Eurabia Watch which will warn Americans that what happens in Europe with political correctness and Islamism will soon be on its way to America. If youve paid any attention to cable news youll see lots of play given to the new AP poll which says that opposition to Obamacare which the House will vote to repeal this week is melting down.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    Bianca,

    The media and the left routinely defend Islam by claiming that terrorists have nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. And that is because Islam is anti-Christian and the only religion the left truly despises is Christianity.

    The left has a project of “inclusiveness” which specifically targets Christianity (which clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to God). The left stupidly believes that once it can marginalize and weaken Christianity as “intolerant” they can then proceed to turn on Islam. But Islam is immune to their “intolerance” tactics; Islam EXALTS in its intolerance. And the only thing that will happen is that the only thing that gives the West any backbone to resist Islamism at all will have been marginalized.

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