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Monday, July 02, 2012

When The Cure Is Worse Than The Disease

The really smart editorialists at the Bristol Herald Courier call on Republicans to not try and repeal Obama's health care law.  For two reasons.  One legitimate and the other utter nonsense.

See "Trying to repeal health care law is waste of time."

Why?

1) Attempting to repeal ObamaCare now - what with Democrats controlling both the White House and the Senate - would be futile.  Which is - sadly - true.

And then there's (2): "Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act is [the] first real step we’ve taken in decades toward corralling an unruly, inconsistent and exorbitantly expensive health care system. That’s why total repeal is a dangerous step."

ObamaCare is the first step toward "corralling an unruly, inconsistent and exorbitantly expensive health care system." Except for the fact that, by all estimates, it's nothing of the sort.  It's a step in the opposite direction.

The cost of health care - if Obama's godawful mishmash of a law is left standing - will explode by the year 2014 (after the budgetary gimmickry exhausts itself*). Without doubt.

The Affordable Care Act is absolutely going to have adverse consequences the likes of which this country has never seen.

It needs to be killed before further damage is inflicted.

Unfortunately, that cannot happen until Obama and his ilk are driven from Washington forever.

That's where We the People come in. November 6. Be there.

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* The law "pays for itself" - in the short term - by allowing for taxes to be paid into federal coffers the first four years but benefits to not be paid out until those four years have elapsed. It "pays for itself" only because there are no outlays.  For four years.  At that point the roof caves in.


** Someone needs to break that news to the Democrats' 6th District congressional candidate - the comically named Andy Schmookler - who thinks (does he really?) that the CBO validates such wishful thinking. Take away the accounting gimmick and - poof - reality sets in.

Update on Local Power Outages

Here's the latest, provided by this morning's Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
“We’re making some progress, but there’s just a lot to it,” Phil Moye, spokesperson for Appalachian Power Co., said. “Late Friday night, the total number of customers who lost service was 566,000, and right now, the total is 473,000,” he said at about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. “That’s just 7,000 customers short of getting power restored to 100,000 customers in just two days.”

As of mid-afternoon on Sunday, there were still 10,648 Mercer County [WV] APCO customers who did not have power, according to Moye. “That represents about 30 percent of our customers.” At the same time on Sunday, 6,500 APCO customers in McDowell County [WV], 2,100 customers in Monroe County [WV], 4,900 customers in Giles County, Va., 2,025 APCO customers in Tazewell County {VA], 1,008 APCO customers in Buchanan County [VA] and 600 APCO customers in Bland County, Va., also remained without power.
It took two days to knock the number of powerless homes down a hundred thousand. Leaving 473,000 still without electricity.

Do the math and ...

It's supposed to be in the 90's again today, by the way.

This is not good.

For The Truth About Fracking ...

... take a look at the environmentalists' dreamwork: Gasland.  And then see the truth.

Truthland.

As it turns out, Gasland is nothing more than unsupported and misleading ... hot air.

The Chickens Come Home To Roost

You were warned that Obama's attempt to (and promise to ...) lower your health care costs was going to cost you dearly.  The numbers are starting to be tabulated and ...

... ObamaCare is going to cost you dearly:
Take Your Medicine, America…

Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.

“It’s a big punch in the stomach to middle class families.” [link]
And there's this from Wynton Hall:
A new analysis by the American Action Forum has found that the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling will stick taxpayers with hundreds of billions in new costs to implement President Obama's healthcare exchanges. [link]
It didn't take a genius to understand that our President's pledge to raise the quality of health care, lower the cost, and bring free care to 19 million Americans was a promise that was absolutely impossible to deliver.

And now you're about to pay for his lie.

I can't say you don't deserve it either.

Confusion Reigns

Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Ignored law is bad law."

What's worse?

Law that leaves the American people in total confusion as to what that law is.

"It's a tax."  "No, it's not."  "Yes it is."  No it's not ..."

And We the People of the United States are supposed to comply with it.

Whatever it is.

For the love of God.  Can it get any worse than this?