Friday November 29
The federal government doesn’t do anything right. It stumbles and grossly overspends. The military? It’s run by the military, not politicians.
When was the last time you heard of a federal project completed at or below budget?
The CBO estimates that 25-30% of Medicare and Medicaid payouts are fraud.
Would your business survive if you lost 30 percent to theft? This goes on because there is no accountability. It’s someone else’s money. This is why the federal government needs to be restrained and kept smaller, not bigger. Local controls are the answer.
Today, billions of your tax dollars literally disappear into a black hole with no accountability. By the end of Barack Obama’s 2nd term, we will be $20 trillion in debt. The national debt was $10 trillion when he took office. The interest payments are much higher and will require more taxes from you and then your children.
We now live in an era of no privacy. Your emails and phone calls are saved in case the government needs to review them through the NSA program. Employees at the NSA have already been busted for using the technology to check on ex-girlfriends, spouses, etc.
The IRS has been proven at hearings in DC to target individuals and groups for political reasons. The President says he’s outraged, but no one has been prosecuted.
The IRS will be collecting Obamacare fines or fees with power to raid your bank account. Obamacare ends medical privacy. Your medical history will be uploaded into a government database for viewing by people you don’t know, or hacked. That information will be used to regulate what doctors charge and end of life costs. To suggest that there will be death panels is extreme but not completely false. HHS Secretary Sebelius was asked to allow a 10 year old girl a waiver to get a lung transplant. Sebelius denied it saying, “some live, some die.” They already do that in Europe, the model Obama and the democrats used for Obamacare.
It took a federal judge to allow this little girl to live. Does anyone want this for their family?
Yesterday, at a hearing in DC, tech employees involved in the launch of Healthcare.gov unanimously admitted that the website is unsafe and open to identity theft. Consumer Reports weeks ago told Americans to “stay away” due to security concerns. Remember the book 1984? The author was off by 30 years.
Robert Van der Upwich
Friday November 29
It is now clear to everyone that Obama is a liar. As a result of his purposeful deceit, millions of people relied on his assertion that no one will lose their health care coverage and now they have.
Remember when Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said, “We need to pass the bill before we can read it.” All those politicians who took Pelosi at her word and supported Obama’s Socialist legislation need to hang their head in shame and be voted out of office.
Obama betrayed the public when he looked into the camera and clearly declared that people won’t lose their existing health plan. He did so to bolster public support for his Socialist scheme and, to achieve that goal, he set out to trick the American people.
The magnitude of his deceit is immense. If a police officer lied in the performance of their duties and thus betrayed the public trust, they would be fired.
All those insurance companies that Obama kept saying are terrible will be getting government money for taking on those cases that used to be passed over for prior health problems. Those who thought they were getting better health insurance for cheap are finding out just the opposite. Youths who are supposed to be getting insurance to pay for those who are older are staying away in droves. Millions who were told they could keep their insurance and/or doctors are losing both.
Obama stood before the country and dozens of times told everyone the ACA would make insurance cheaper while adding 30 million uninsured, doubling IRS agents to enforce it and after adding new bureaucracies with state and federal employees. Far too many believed this drivel, lies, incompetent idealism from the president. Simple math and economic consequences make all of this ridiculous. This is what people voted for. This is the consequence for giving Democrats a majority in both houses of Congress when they elected Obama as President on 2008.
The madness that has been the roll out of ACA is just the beginning of the tragedy that is the Affordable Care Act. It simply cannot and will not be what it was said over and over again to be. It cannot and will not! Period!
Obama to Blame
Friday November 29
Craig Miller wrote in the November 15, 2013 issue of Beachcomber that he thought Obama should take the blame for Benghazi and for the many mass shootings that have taken place in our nation while he has been in office.
I wonder if he thinks that George W. Bush should take blame for all the terrible things that happened while he was in office. What about the 2001 World Trade Center attack, or the April 16, 2007 incident at Virginia Tech where a student gunned down 56 people, killing 32? Then there was the Sept. 17, 2008 attack on the American embassy in Yemen resulting in 19 deaths and 16 injuries. Should Bush take blame for the December 5, 2007 department store shooting in Omaha, Neb. where a 19-year-old killed nine people and wounded four others before killing himself, or the Feb. 12, 2007 shooting in Salt Lake City where five people were killed by an 18 year-old gunman?
I don’t think we can expect our presidents to read the minds of mentally ill individuals and predict when they will go on a rampage. Deplorable things took place in this country long before Bush or Obama took office.
As for the Know Nothing Party, they actually knew plenty. That group gained their name because they claimed to know nothing when they were questioned about their evil deeds. As for that party electing Barack Obama, as Mr. Miller suggested, Obama is about the last person that bigoted group would have elected.
Otto for Mayor
Friday November 29
Read your article on Doug Otto on the Beachcomber site: I have a particular dislike for Otto after a battle some many years ago. Otto was a principal backer of a 605 off-ramp onto Atherton Street to take the load off Ocean Blvd. Only because those living on Atherton St. and those in border neighborhoods fought the idea and the scheme failed. But I feel that his negative credentials have been exposed to which I say “never again.”
And not only that case, but Otto was also one of the LBCC Trustees that voted to throw out 11 occupational programs.