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Congress exempts itself from ObamaCare

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Members of Congress are brazenly insisting the laws they pass apply to everyone but themselves.

Republicans and Democrats, who can agree on almost nothing else, are planning to exempt themselves and their staff from Sect. 1312 (d) of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to get their health insurance on the newly created insurance exchanges and pay the same premiums the public will have to pay.

Currently, members of Congress and their staff are covered by plans they chose through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program, with taxpayers picking up 75 percent of the tab. The thinking behind the new requirement is that what’s good enough for the public ought to be good enough for Congress.

Sadly, Washington lawmakers don’t agree. They claim that despite their generous salaries (members earn $174,000), they can’t afford Obamacare premiums. What the government deems “affordable” for the rest of us isn’t affordable for them.

For example, in New York City, a family of three with a household income of $80,000 will be required to pay a whopping $12,784 for the second cheapest silver plan with a $3,000 deductible. This family won’t be eligible for a tax credit. Washington says $12,784 is “affordable” for them. But not for a member of Congress with more than double that income. Under the scheme the lawmakers are pushing, they would have to pay only $3,193 for the same plan.

The Elite’s Agenda Explained in 22 Quotes

Some of these I've read before, others not.  Look at the status and direction of society today; how far off are we from their vision?  Seen at :

1. “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” — Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, 1992.

2. “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of “liberalism” they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” — Norman Thomas, for many years U.S. Socialist Presidential candidate.

3. “Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.” — Senator William Jenner, 1954

Liberal "tolerance" stops at Jesus Christ

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First of all, let me begin by saying this, I am a sinner; I have done terrible things that I must account for and be held accountable for.  There is only one worthy enough to judge me and that is, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  This is the only one I answer to, first and foremost.  All others are merely out of respect and common decency.

We as Christians are not perfect people; anyone claiming to be, in my opinion, is slightly delusional.  For me personally, I have never questioned the existence of God, but have certainly questioned his reasoning behind some of the events that have taken place over my life time and around me.  I have heard that sometimes when you believe He has not answered your prayers, it is because he felt you needed to be led in a different direction than what you intended.  Sometimes that path isn’t clearly defined, and you must really search and ask His guidance in determining that passage he has opened for you.

20 Week Fetuses Aborted at Rate of 30 Per Day; Saves Money for Government-Run Health Care

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Unborn babies who have reached at least 20 weeks of age in utero are aborted at a rate of about 30 per day in the United States, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The CBO has also concluded that aborting babies at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy saves money for the government-run federal-state Medicaid system.

The CBO made these determinations when doing its official “” of a federal bill that would prohibit abortions at 20 weeks or later into pregnancy (except in cases of reported rape, incest against a minor or to save the life of the mother).

“Based on data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CBO estimates that, each year, about 11,000 abortions take place 20 weeks or more after fertilization,” said the CBO’s analysis of H.R. 1797, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

In a 365-day year, 11,000 late-term abortions works out to a little more than 30 per day—counting weekends and holidays.

Those performing late-term abortions, of course, do not work 24 hours per day 7 day a week.

Nation's largest health-care insurer bails on Californians

In a related piece of news, the for a year but the individual mandate has not.  Is it a deliberate move to force more people to buy more expensive coverage through the exchanges or did the Administration just figure out that it will increase unemployment going into an election year?  Both?

Now back to the original piece, seen at :

Sorry, you can’t “keep your insurance” if you like it, .

The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., is leaving California’s individual health insurance market, the second major company to exit in advance of major changes under the Affordable Care Act.

The dearth of affordable health-insurance policies for individuals was one of the big problems Obamacare was going to solve. Rather than opening up a national marketplace, The Affordable Health Care Act was allegedly going to inject more choice and keep rates down through fabricated state-run “exchanges”.

Obamacare? We were just leaving …

If they didn't know when they passed it, they do now.  Congressmen are getting nervous about the implications of ObamaCare on their pocketbooks.  If they don't bail, you can bet they will try to ammend the law.  Read the whole article at :

Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.

If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients

This is just sad.  Government sanctioned killings of the young and the infirm.  Maybe giving them hope and purpose instead of an injection would be more appropriate?  Seen at :

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by Dr. Radut