On October 2, 2013 Representative Henry Waxman (D. California) was asked if he had read all 10,535 pages of the final regulations of Obamacare that have been published thus far by the Federal Resister he replied, “Is it important that I read it?” Duh! Congressman you are part of Legislature that passed the Affordable Health Care Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). We have had 110 final regulations published, to date, by the Federal Register on how Obamacare will be implemented, so – YES IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ IT! This thing is so massive that NO ONE truly knows what is in it and as one writer pointed out it is eight times the number of pages than there are in the Gutenberg Bible which has 642 two-sided pages or 1,286 pages.
Harry Reid stated that Democrats won’t ‘pick and choose’ what parts of the government to fund while speaking at a press conference on October 2nd. CNN reporter Dana Bash asked about helping out a hypothetical ‘one child with cancer’ and Reid responded, “Why would we do that?” How is that for the loving, compassionate, caring Democrats?
The President on the other hand demonstrated his incredible concern for the situation in Washington by showing off his skills – on the golf course! He reportedly set a new personal best during the round. Now that is incredibly important! We certainly need the President to improve his golf game while the country goes to hell in a hand basket, so to speak. In fact that round was the 35th round of the year meaning he has played more golf this year than any previous year with 19 last year (a down year), 34 in 2011, and 30 in 2010. I wish I could have played half that many personally but I was too busy trying to insure that my family was taken care of, but then I’m not a King so we lowly must work while the aristocrats play.
Prior to 1995 in the face of a government ‘shut down’ the terms used for people or services that would be affected was ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’. That was tweaked because it was not deemed politically correct terminology so now we are calling it ‘excepted’ and ‘non-excepted.’ However, many are still using the old terms but only when they are trying to reflect badly on the Republicans.
The military continues to operate, the embassies stay open around the world, the mail continues to run, air traffic controllers stay on the job, all emergency medical services, border patrol, federal prisons, most law enforcement, emergency disaster assistance, overseeing the banking system, operating the power grid, and guarding federal property continues without interruption. That is unless Mr. Obama decides to violate the law and the Constitution and do something differently and as he has said repeatedly, “I’m in charge I’ll do what I want.” I was unaware that the election of 2008 or 2012 was to install a Dictator or Emperor in the United States but I guess I missed that memo.
Since over 70% of Americans are opposed to the Affordable Health Care Act aka Obamacare it would seem logical that the latest compromise that the Repuplicrats offered to DELAY Obamacare would be acceptable since Mr. Obama has already arbitrarily delayed the Employer Mandate without Constitutional authority, I might add. It would seem that the delay of the Individual Mandate would be no big deal but since the objective is to MAKE AMERICA HURT in order to punish the Republicans in an effort to regain control of the House in 2014 we have the adamant unflinching authoritarian demand that NO NEGOTIATIONS WITH REPUBLICANS…. Thus we have the shutdown! Who will blink first? Probably the Republicans for they fully believe that their position is so tedious and they are filled with such trepidation that will, as in the past cave. Of course Mr. Obama, in the media, is declaring that he has ‘bent over backward’ to work with the Republicans and would gladly negotiate with them on Obamacare IF they give him ‘everything he wants’ on the budget and spending. Pardon me, but if I give the person I’m trying to negotiate with EVERYTHING THEY WANT what do I have left to negotiate with? But, I keep forgetting that Mr. Obama and the Democrats consider is ‘ignorant’ beyond measure and the voters keep proving them right!
What will that mean in 2014? It will probably mean that the Democrats gain seats and the Republicans become the villains they are being painted in the minds of millions of voters. The scare tactics used by the Democrats and the failure to articulate, package, and sell their platform by the Republicans will likely mean disastrous results in 2014 and possibly 2016. We so need a Ronald Reagan who is both conservative and articulate to rise up in the name of Constitutionality and Conservatism. America needs a Moses to lead us out of this wilderness of debt, deficit, and tyranny.
I plead with one and all to become involved like never before, stay informed, and if you pray please become an intercessor for this nation. Our present and our future as a Free People depend on what we do in the next few years!
God bless you and God bless America again!