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KAEPERNICK FINANCES ABORTION CLINICS!

by Rev. Austin Miles

This piece is admittedly published with bias against the subject, Colin Kaepernick. This writer is a veteran who was hit with Mustard Gas during the Korean Conflict which left me with severe lifetime health issues including horrific constant pain that I live under to this day.
So to see millionaire football player Colin Kaepernick literally spitting on the American Flag, the flag I served under, and the flag that gave this black man the opportunity to become a wealthy football star, makes my blood boil.
Kaepernick gave $25,000 to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which carries out the slaughter of pre-born babies. This is the outfit who took part in the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Rode Vs. Wade with the tag line: “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby.”  This is not only sick, it is depraved. How can anyone hate little babies that much?
Kaepernick gave another 25 grand to the Lower East Side Girl’s Club including $8000 for travel to Detroit to march with with radical pro-abortion women.
Birds of a Feather: Nike who recently announced that their new spokesperson would be Colin Kaepernick, gives matching grants to the nation’s biggest abortion chain.
He is able to do these things due to the money fans have given the ticket office to see him play with the NFL.
Here is what this rich black “persecuted” man has to say about America: “Radicalized oppression and dehumanization are woven into the fabric of our nation.” Really!
Oh yes, it has been reported that Kaepernick has a Muslim girlfriend and has himself become a Muslim. Figures.
This bag of trash should be railroaded out of the United States of America without delay.
Woman Pastor Pushes Abortion! What?

Over the centuries, continuous controversy has played out over women being ministers and pastors. One objection is that women are driven by emotions which cloud accurate biblical decisions, such as performing same-sex “marriages”. Others point to the Bible declaring that there is no place in the Bible showing that women should to be ordained.
Alicia Baker, an ordained minister from Indianapolis went to Washington, D.C. on September 7th (last Friday) to testify against the approval of Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.She bolstered her testimony by stating, now get this, ‘the Bible endorses forcing Christians to fund abortion drugs.’  How’s that again? What Bible is she reading??
Baker urged the Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation because of his decision to grant religious exemptions to the Obamacare HHS mandate.
Ms. Baker remembers that In 2015, Kavanaugh sided with Priests for Life in its challenge of the Obamacare HHS mandate while serving on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He said the government should not force religious employers to provide drugs and devices that may induce abortions.
We are grateful to LifeNews who alerted us to these stories.
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Death Panels Alive and Well

by Rev. Austin Miles
Most can remember when Sarah Palin, in opposition to the Obamacare hoax, stated that there would be death panels. These would be committees that would decide when expensive medical care should end with life saving instruments turned off.   Everyone poo pooed that notion…but it proved to be true.
After researching all that was behind this diabolical Marxist plan, I wrote an article showing the deception of this bill that nobody in government would even see or read before jamming it through. And this was deliberate. This story was published on May 6, 2013. Here is the link.
It is suggested that you read this first (above) before my current story since it shows how this was really pushed on the people by Obama, then later the shocking outcome.
While these 2013 revelations may seem prophetic, I am not a prophet but simply analyzed what was taking place at that time with the deadly Obamacare hoax becoming law with nobody seeing the bill or knowing what was in it.
Who can forget Nancy Pelosi stating to the committees: “Just sign the bill, then you can see what’s in it.” Yep, that’s how they do it in D.C. They did, and the likely outcome was verified.
Who can forget that horrible decision in the U.K. when children Charlie Gard and little Alfie Evans were disconnected from life-giving machines, even though other doctors and medical professionals disagreed that ‘they had no chance of living.’ However, the death panels had spoken.
In Belgium, hundreds of disabled people, including 3 children were recently euthanized to basically keep them out-of-the-way. It is the same as ‘inconvenient’ babies being aborted in the U.S.  What have we become?
In the Netherlands, euthanasia has been legal since 2002, and there have been a whole slew of problems ever since.  In one recent case in the Netherlands involving an elderly woman who had dementia – she realized that the doctor was trying to kill her, so she put up such a fight that the family forcibly held her down, and then the doctor proceeded to kill her with a lethal injection.
This woman did NOT want to die, so her own family held her down as she was given the fatal injection.  This is MURDER!
Judges have ruled that doctors should be able to withdraw food and fluids without going to court. Let’s put this in proper perspective. This is deliberately starving people to death. It is a horrible death that slowly kills the patient by dehydration and starving within two or three long weeks. Here is what happens to them:
They get dizzy, their stomachs cramp until every move hurts, then stabbing sensations in the colon area. They are left with a painful emptiness in their stomachs. Their mouths and throats become dry because of no water to drink. They get to the point that no position is comfortable.  This is barbaric!
Who can forget the story of Terri Schiavo, who had lain in bed for 13 years, severely brain-damaged caused by her husband Michael who, it was reported, regularly beat her severely.  She had been abused by her husband throughout their marriage. and was beaten so severely by him that she received brain damage, was fed by a tube and unable to communicate with the outside world.

Terry’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, believed that with extensive therapy she might to some extent recover. It certainly was a hope worthy of holding on to.
However, Michael, who couldn’t have really loved Terri since he spent most of his time beating her, had full authority over her at that time, and used that authority to demand that she be starved to death.
The ordeal began. During the following days a national uproar came about regarding Terri’s case. There were petitions, one had 180,000 signatures, this writer tried to intervene but it was hopeless. The system had long before made up it’s mind.
After 14 grueling, painful torturous days, Terri Schiavo died. Her husband Michael was free to do whatever he wanted and with whomever he wanted.
It is to be said that Governor Jeb Bush did all he could to prevent the starvation murder of Terri Shiavo.
This must never happen again.  We are better than this. It all started with the implementation of Obamacare. Now the insurance company controlled things. The more patients who were cared for, the more money it cost them. So to save millions of dollars, euthanasia was created to get rid of patients requiring further treatment.
That’s the story, plain and simple. It is all about…money, the love of which is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10. A word to the wise is sufficient…hopefully.
Meanwhile, the death panels are alive and well–UNTIL they are stopped.
Photo Caption: Terri Shiavo Victim of Early Death Panel
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PRESIDENT TRUMP, HERITAGE FOUNDATION IS CONTROLLED OPPOSITION

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Don’t fear the enemy who attacks you, but the fake friend who hugs you.

The government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. —Thomas Jefferson

In my last article, I documented Heritage Foundation’s drafting and promotion of job destroying NAFTA, but Heritage is also responsible for many other ills that American citizens face today, including healthcare and education.

Who Funds Heritage

Heritage is not required to disclose its donors, but according to a Media Transparency report in 2006, donors have included the John M. Olin Foundation, the Castle Rock Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation (founders of Amway and father-in-law to newly appointed Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos), Bradley Foundation (board members include Federal Reserve and CFR members), the Koch Brothers and Claude Lambe Foundation, and Richard Mellon Scaife, who gave over $30 million to Heritage.

Scaife supported abortion, and paid for a full-page ad in the WSJ in 2011, “From the Desk of Richard M. Scaife – An Open Letter to Fellow Conservatives: Why Conservatives Should Oppose Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood.” His mother was a good friend of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, and had her in for tea every Sunday afternoon.

The list of President Trump’s Supreme Court justices was culled with the aid of the Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society. Only two justices on the list are truly pro-life. There are now 70 signees on the Coalition Letter on the Pledge for a Pro-Life Nomination for Justice Scalia’s Seat on the Supreme Court.

Over the past 25 years, Heritage has also been funded by private foundations such as Pew Charitable Trust which also funded many GOALS 2000 initiatives. Bill Clinton signed the Goals 2000 law on March 31, 1994, creating new education bureaucracies and facilitating federal control of local education institutions. William Greider’s bestseller, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy reveals other benefactors: “Heritage received grants from Amoco, General Motors, Chase Manhattan Bank (David Rockefeller) and right-wing foundations like Olin and Bradley.”

Heritage and National Healthcare

As John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things.” Heritage has promoted much that is anathema to our Constitution. Let’s look at the facts.

Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans is the Heritage Foundation plan, written by Republicans and endorsed by the so-called conservative right. You will notice that Stuart M. Butler wrote this Heritage monograph. Butler is a Brit who is a senior fellow at the liberal Brookings Institute, the same Institute that is promoting the privatization of education. Please pay particular attention to Item #2 on page 6 of this document wherein it states, “Mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance.”

James Taranto, who writes the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” column, put forth a lengthy and informative discussion on the conservative origins of the individual mandate, whose inclusion in Obamacare is today its most controversial feature on the Right.

Taranto writes that he was there when the Heritage Foundation was promoting the mandate:

Heritage did put forward the idea of an individual mandate, though it predated Hillary Care by several years. We know this because we were there: In 1988-90, we were employed at Heritage as a public relations associate (a junior writer and editor), and we wrote at least one press release for a publication touting Heritage’s plan for comprehensive legislation to provide universal “quality, affordable health care.”

As a junior publicist, we weren’t being paid for our personal opinions. But we are now, so you will be the first to know that when we worked at Heritage, we hated the Heritage plan, especially the individual mandate. “Universal health care” was neither already established nor inevitable, and we thought the foundation had made a serious philosophical and strategic error in accepting rather than disputing the left-liberal notion that the provision of “quality, affordable health care” to everyone was a proper role of government. As to the mandate, we remember reading about it and thinking: “I thought we were supposed to be for freedom.”

The plan was introduced in a 1989 book, “A National Health System for America” by Stuart Butler and Heritage Senior Researcher, Edmund Haislmaier. We seem to have mislaid our copy, and we couldn’t find it online, but we did track down a 1990 Backgrounder and a 1991 lecture by Butler that outlined the plan. One of its two major planks, the equalization of tax treatment for individually purchased and employer-provided health insurance, seemed sensible and unobjectionable, at least in principle.

But the other was the mandate, described as a “Health Care Social Contract” and fleshed out in the lecture. [Link]

Now, Stuart Butler claims we shouldn’t blame Heritage for the Obamacare mandate. He links to the Amicus brief filed in the 11th circuit court of appeals, dated May 11, 2011. If you read the Amicus brief, notice Edwin Meese’s name as well as Randy Barnett, of Georgetown University who has long been promoting a Constitutional Convention with Michael Patrick Leahy of Tennessee.

I find it interesting that the Affordable Health Care Act was signed into law by Barack Hussein Obama on March 23, 2010, but Heritage Foundation didn’t file their Amicus brief until over a year later. Ahem!

Heritage’s Mandate for Leadership

In 1980, Heritage published their Mandate for Leadership to guide the incoming Reagan Administration and its transition team. Working the high-level inside track on these personnel hiring’s was Reagan’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” of which Council for National Policy member, Joe Coors, was probably the best-known member.

A Reagan loyalist since the 1968 GOP convention, Coors began spending a lot of time in Washington, D.C. and at the White House. The attempt at governance by the Kitchen Cabinet became so elaborate that they actually established an office in the Executive Office Building across from the White House.

Embarrassed by the image of a covey of millionaires seeming to run parallel and sometimes conflicting personnel recruitment operations, senior White House staff produced legal opinions saying that it was illegal for a private group to occupy government property, in this case a White House office.

Although Coors produced a legal opinion arguing there was no violation of law, Coors and friends were evicted. Heritage could hardly claim diminished relations with the Reagan Administration, however, as an estimated two-thirds of its Mandate recommendations were adopted in the first year of the Administration.

Further, Heritage was using a letter of endorsement from White House Chief of Staff, Ed Meese, CNP charter member, in a December 1981 fundraising effort. In his letter of endorsement, Meese promised Heritage’s president, Edwin Feulner, that “this Administration will cooperate fully with your efforts.” The newly elected Ronald Reagan passed out copies of the Mandate at his first Cabinet meeting, and it quickly became his administration’s blueprint. By the end of Reagan’s first year in office, 60 percent of the Mandate’s 2,000 ideas were being implemented. After leaving the Reagan Administration, Meese joined the staff of the Heritage Foundation and is still there today.

Meese and his cronies were also involved in the theft of the Inslaw/Promis software that enabled the Justice Department to track criminal prosecutions. [Link] Meese had his intelligence buddies put a trap door in the software so the Bushes could monitor everyone. The Justice Department started sharing the illegally obtained PROMIS software with other agencies, including agencies where PROMIS was modified for intelligence purposes and sold to foreign intelligence operations in Israel, Jordan, and other places. Michael Risconsciuto of the Wackenhut security firm (former FBI and CIA) had testified that he was contracted to install a “trap door” in the software to allow the CIA to tap into PROMIS software worldwide. It appears that the original petty crimes of the Justice Department led to the exposure of a sensitive national security operation. [Link]

It also monitors all of us, and today there’s an even greater software program out there…but that’s another story.

Edwin J. Feulner, formerly the president of Heritage Foundation, had a yearly income including deferred compensation of $1,098,612. Former Attorney General, Edwin Meese, takes home half a million a year from Heritage. This is where your $25 monthly donations go…to enrich the lives of these top dogs. Feulner is also a charter member of the Council for National Policy (CNP).

The Rockefeller/Heritage Connection

Education researcher Chey Simonton states in her article on the Rockefeller/Heritage Connection,

“The top men of the Heritage Foundation, first Weyrich, then Ed Feulner, and now Jim DeMint, with the trust and cooperation of masses of sincerely committed conservatives, have been in a position to further elitist Rockefeller goals. (These are the Rockefeller Republicans Phyllis Schlafly called the Kingmakers, in her book, “A Choice Not an Echo.”) Along with radical World Government advocate, Walter Hoffman of the World Federalist Association, they participated on the 16 member U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations. Working with the US Information Agency, Feulner also participated in facilitating the infamous 1985 US-Soviet Education Technology and Cultural Exchange Agreement. Soviet pedagogy, based on behavioral conditioning for a compliant collective labor force, is a dream come true for the dozens of multinational corporations funding all the think tanks promoting American education reform. The humanist Carnegie Foundation, a century-long collaborator with Rockefeller philanthropy, facilitated the Soviet side of this Exchange Agreement.”

Remember, in 1934, the Carnegie Corporation called for a shift from free enterprise to collectivism. They wanted the Soviet planned economy. [Link]

Thus, Heritage’s communist connections, were established rapidly after the historic meeting between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at the Geneva Summit.

Feulner was appointed by Reagan as chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The commission was responsible for expediting a signed Soviet-American Educational Exchange Agreement. The National American Legion was one of hundreds of conservative groups refusing to do anything about the US/Soviet Education Agreements.

In 1995, education researcher, Charlotte Iserbyt, identified conservative “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing,” who not only gave the Soviets access to American education, but whose act of treason “virtually merged the two educational systems.”Leading the pack for an educational exchange initiative was none other than:

“Edwin Feulner, former President of Heritage Foundation, who strongly supported the U.S.-Soviet education agreements, and who had an office in Moscow, supported Soviet-style magnet schools (i.e., tax supported choice/charter schools), and had state affiliate organizations across the nation writing charter school legislation that reads like it has been written by the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Corporation and the National Education Association.”

“Paul Weyrich’s constitutional-convention promoting American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gave an award to Oregon’s Department of Education for its education reform, especially the work force training component and its certificate of initial mastery (CIM) necessary to get a job. Same old Common Core folks! See the June, 2011, WSJ article, “Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employees Need.”

We must remember, the 1955 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) book, MENTAL HEALTH IN EDUCATION, is the earliest reference to the need for “choice” in education. The Charter Schools concept, strongly marketed around the country by Heritage affiliates, with the help of many CNP members in every state, attempts to link patriotic free enterprise themes to a blatantly unconstitutional system of corporate fascism to business/government partnerships in the education of our children.

At the same time, note that Heritage founder, Paul Weyrich, once served as advisor to former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin of Chechnyan genocide fame. He wrote about it in an article in the Heritage affiliate, Townhall Magazine. In 1987, Weyrich also wrote an article in The Washington Post, A Conservative’s Lament, which virtually recommended a new Constitution and parliamentary form of government for the U.S.

Both Feulner and Weyrich were also involved with other powerful players and shadowy figures, some from the right and some from the left. They have been included in groups formed to reinvent the UN, supposedly to face the 21st century. It is becoming more and more evident that Weyrich and Feulner were in fact organizing a tight group that represented the merger of right and left, which we have seen over the past 65 years, and which was quite obvious in our recent election.

OBAMACARE, DESTROYING THE MIDDLECLASS

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Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass. —Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act, on the passage of Obamacare.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. —Voltaire (1764)

This article is about escaping the horrid results of Obamacare, and the pain it has already caused, and is still causing. It is also an inside look of just what has happened to families like mine because of government control of the medical industry. The cost of healthcare has increased exponentially in 2017, especially for middle America, while the availability has decreased at the same rate.

Obamacare has given us deductibles that are impossible to reach! Was the goal to rid the country of the baby boomers by destroying their ability to afford healthcare? One wonders because of the obvious wealth redistribution.

It is why we need your help President Trump, and we need it now.

Destroying Free Market Healthcare

In my previous article on Obamacare, I went back to the core of how this entire rotten takeover of healthcare was initiated by our own government starting in 1910. The powers that be knew that with the first “black president” in our White House, the takeover of 20% of our economy could easily happen, and it did. The Republicans all voted against it, which they tout every time it’s mentioned, but what they don’t tell you is that when they had an opportunity to defund it, they refused. All the political promises of repealing this albatross went by the wayside once they were re-elected.

Thus, what Americans now have is the world’s most expensive, most bureaucratic, and arguably least functional health care system. This system cannot be “reformed.” It can only be escaped from, until its dysfunction in the face of superior alternatives (i.e. the free market system of a representative Republic) collapses it.

It will require a paradigm shift of major proportions, especially in this age of entitlements, dependences, and a population that can’t think without a book of rules to follow because they’ve been so dumbed down for the last 50 years. We cannot simply “repeal and replace” Obamacare. We need a different way of thinking about public health, and it has to be under the heading of free enterprise, allowing the market to dictate rather than the government.

The fact that our President wishes to replace it makes me crazy. Why replace it? Health care is not a right. Progressives have pushed these so-called positive rights on all Americans, and they do not exist in our founding documents. These positive rights are enumerated by none other than the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights which claims that everyone has a right to health care. Horse hockey! Our nation was once one of personal and individual responsibility, not this communal leveling of the playing field where everyone is equally poor except for the ruling elite.

Of course, there’s no such thing as free health care. The government has no money of its own which means that it cannot “give” anyone health care without first taking away something from someone else, and that’s us, the working and now shrinking middleclass taxpayer! We pay, and we pay, and we pay.

Social Security and Medicare

Are Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid sanctioned by our Constitution? Not on your life! Again, it is government control of segments of the population. However, let’s make something crystal clear. When the politicos of DC and our state legislators talk about entitlements and include Social Security and Medicare, they are wrong! Neither are entitlements! We have paid into both all our working lives.

Roosevelt gave us Social Security in August of 1935, and everyone who worked after that date has paid into it all their lives. In July 1965, under the leadership of President Lyndon Johnson, Congress enacted Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history, and since then, we’ve paid into it!

This isn’t government aid, this is money we gave the government, and they should give back. Why do you think there have been no increases in Social Security for four years? Because we’re supporting more than 20% of the population, legal and illegal in true welfare programs. Let’s look at what they are without including the boondoggle of Obamacare costs to the middleclass taxpayer.

Real Entitlements

The U.S. Census Bureau recently took a closer look at participation in six major welfare programs from 2009 to 2012, which were:

Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) better known as food stamps, Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Family’s (TANF) which is cash benefits, and general assistance.

Their report however, doesn’t discuss other kinds of support that people might receive, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, free school lunches, the Women, Infants, Children Nutrition (WIC program), Head Start, energy assistance programs, and Pell Grants. While it doesn’t capture the full spectrum of welfare in the U.S., the results still provide a clearer picture of who is receiving public assistance, and it sure isn’t the middleclass.

Check out the cost of welfare for immigrant and native households by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Ours is a system that’s rife with abuse and which discourages people from making responsible decisions. Whatever your take on welfare, there’s no denying that these programs to help the poor cost a lot of money, and are riddled with fraud and corruption. I’m not against helping the truly needy, but I want to stop all those who are gaming the system, and I believe our new President understands that.

The Middleclass Cheated Again

Socialists like Obama and Hillary think only of the masses, not an individual’s personal rights. Their beliefs are anathema to the freedoms granted by God in our Constitution’s representative republic. Yes, we’re a republic, not a democracy, and there’s a big difference! These elitists think only of the votes they garner from their welfare recipients, not those of us who are the grassroots and backbone of America’s middleclass society.

As an adult, I have always been part of the middleclass. I have worked since I was 12 years old. After marrying, I worked a full-time job and often had a part-time job on the side. Many of my readers will echo the same story. We were taught to work to attain the needs for our family, and our work ethic was top of the line.

As a young woman, I received healthcare in all my jobs, and rarely used any of it other than for my daughter and our yearly checkups. However, the costs back in the early 70s were negligible. The employers paid nearly everything, and rarely do young people even think about healthcare, much less use it. This is the reason so many chose to pay the fines rather than the higher fees for Obamacare.

Changes in Healthcare

When my husband and I moved to Knoxville in 1987, his company insurance was pretty much fully funded. Our deductible was $250.00 a person and prescriptions were three to five dollars. Insurance back then paid nearly the entire cost of care, unlike today where they pay only 70% after you’ve met the huge deductible.

What a difference 30 years makes, especially with Obamacare. As costs rose, first came the Flexible Spending Arrangement or Flex Plan (part of Government Cafeteria plans). This was adopted where tax free monies could be put aside from an employee’s paycheck to cover costs not covered by insurance, up to $5,500 at the employer’s discretion, with a carryover into the next year for a short period of time. We took the full $4,000 per year the company allowed, and it worked well for several years. A portion was deducted from each paycheck to cover the Flex Plan.

With the inception of Obamacare, the law changed the allowable Flex Plan to a maximum $2,500. This meant that we paid more out of taxable monies for healthcare costs not covered by insurance, but our healthcare still wasn’t too bad, as the deductible was $1,000 per person, and the payout 70/30 after that.

Big Changes in 2017

We all knew from research that in 2017, after Obama left office, the rules of the Affordable Health Care Act (what an oxymoron) would drastically change, affecting higher costs not only to individuals but to employers, and especially to middleclass Americans. This is another reason Donald J. Trump was elected.

This year for us, the deductible through employer is $4,000 per person for in-network and $6,000 deductible for out-of-network. Flex Plans would not cover the deductible, so an HSA is a better choice. HSA is a Health Savings Account, and is also tax free monies like the Flex Plan. Anyone can put monies into the HSA, and employers may fully fund it for their employees, if they’re flush enough to afford it. Between my husband’s employer and us, we were allowed to put in $7,750 for 2016. We were forced to take an insurance payout of $6,500 that would have been taxable, so we dumped it into the HSA to cover the deductible, otherwise there would only be the $1,250 employer donation in our HSA.

The entire problem with high deductibles at our ages is that you must have the funds to put into an HSA in order to have the tax-free cash to pay the costs until you meet the deductible. Many folks are on fixed incomes, and everything increases yearly except their incomes. For four years, Social Security recipients haven’t had an increase despite costs rising. Yet, our congress critters get a 10% raise every year, unless…get this…they vote against it. Nice how they make these laws for themselves, isn’t it. And remember, they are exempt from Obamacare and have the Cadillac of healthcare plans.

In order to plan for next year, not only has the cost of healthcare through my husband’s company risen, which is deducted from the paycheck, but we have to take an additional $250.00 per paycheck to put into savings for next year’s HSA which will hopefully cover deductible, that’s if the deductible doesn’t go up again.

Obamacare has not only hurt American workers, but the strain on employers to cover these rapidly increasing costs and still insure their employees is another knife in the back of small businesses.

Wealth Redistribution

There are many in America, including illegal aliens who are receiving many benefits from our government, paid for by taxpayer’s dollars. Yet, those of us who have worked all our lives are stretched to the limit trying to afford health care in our later years.

The Republicans in Congress claimed they had a plan ready to repeal Obamacare, and still give options to those who signed up for it. Yet, now we hear it may take longer. For us, this means we will basically have no health care because of the cost and deductibles.

The real end result is the fact that working middleclass Americans are getting royally screwed once again. Monies which could have been spent on vacations and purchases which would have helped the economy, are now being held back because we need it for medical costs. At this time in our lives we expected to have more to spend, but our government has seen to it that we have less.

Mr. President, repeal Obamacare now. Let the free market work. Remember, healthcare is not a right. Wealth redistribution is the name of this entire game. We are paying more, and receiving less, while welfare recipients and illegals get their care free, and our representative republic is ignoring us.

President Trump, we’re counting on you!

Russia Hacked Election for Trump? + Obamacare Finally Explained!

by Rev. Austin Miles
Let’s get one thing straight. Vladimir Putin with the skills of Russia behind him, had NOTHING to do with this past presidential election victory in the U.S. This latest retarded idea and charge claiming that the Russians were able to hack into our government’s political and election systems to pull out and expose Hillary’s government classified email scandal and then release that info to the public in order to make her look bad which in turn would put Donald Trump into office is not only ridiculous but just plain stupid.
Of course, this is what the Communist Party Democrats, led by George Soros, are counting on, America being stupid, so as to not be able to think clearly, but simply, as spectators, giving in to whatever happens without challenging it or standing firm against it.
In other words, George Soros arrogantly thinks that we are so unpatriotic and such slaves to a government-backed immoral life style, that he can manipulate America to fall in line for whatever he thinks up. So far that has worked. Until now.
What DID put Trump in office were the millions of evangelicals who had not voted in years but knew that we were about to lose America altogether, as Hillary was set to carry Obama’s goal to the finish line.
Evangelicals knew that the results would transform our country and way of life into a Communist dictatorship with all of us living behind barbed wire. Christians came out in droves after praying fervently for God to give our nation one more chance to repent and come back to God. Otherwise it would all be over. God heard those prayers. Make no mistake about it.
The totally leftist controlled ‘main stream media’ are, aiding and abetting this agenda and daily filled their stories with lies about Trump, innuendos and unsubstantiated insinuations while regurgitating over and over that Trump is a racist, anti-women and not fair to his employees, none of which is true. This is why the “mainstream media” has become classified as purveyors of fake news.
The head of the FBI has refused to seek charges against Hillary for letting those classified emails be seen by our enemies. The CIA Director is proclaiming that yes, it was Vladimir Putin and Russia who hacked into our system—now get this—to sway the election “and the election results should be cancelled and Hillary put in the Oval Office.” 
And while making these charges against Mr. Trump, they quoted only unnamed ‘sources.’ Nothing to substantiate what they were putting out to the public.
This is why Donald Trump says that he intends to drain the swamp of D.C. Perhaps he should also flush the toilet.
Strangely, Hillary, with the help of Soros, managed to find a video tape made decades ago following a television program, without Trump’s knowledge. On that tape,  he was heard shooting the breeze with Billy Bush using vulgar references to sex and women, Soros had that widely released to the world for the precise goal of sabotaging Trump’s campaign in favor of Hillary.  Yet, not one word was published about that tactic as being inappropriate or charges of interfering with an election, which they falsely accuse Russia of doing in an effort to de-certify the election of Trump and put Hillary in The Oval Office.
Yet it was OK for Hillary to release top secret information to our enemies damaging our security. This is a double standard that is going to change. And it was Wikileaks that released her email information to the public, not Russia.
The Soros controlled news media has already rushed in to shoot down Trump’s pick for Secretary of State since his candidate had done business with Russia and has a good relationship with them. This disqualifies him for that office, they burped. Well duh! Isn’t it important that a Secretary of State have good relationships with world leaders?
Trump’s victory was totally unexpected. Christians had kept quiet about voting for Trump due to the severe threats and intimidation’s coming from the left. Hillary’s win was so pre-decided that victory celebrations had already been arranged. Newsweek magazine had released their election issue two days before the election with her cover-photo titled, “Madam President.”
It was the sheer number of disenfranchised Christians who came out of the shadows they had been forced into, and kept quiet about who they would vote for because of the tremendous intimidation they would face. And THIS is what brought about the victory of President Elect Donald Trump–millions of  hidden evangelicals who came forth and voted properly. Not the yarn about Russia aiding Donald Trump.
Obamacare Finally Explained
There are 10,535 pages of Obamacare condensed to 4 simple sentences:
1.) In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured.
2.) Next we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured.
3.) To re-insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured.
4.) The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the original uninsured can be insured, so it will be ‘free-of-charge- to them.
This dear readers, is called “redistribution of wealth” or by its more common name, SOCIALISM, or “PROGRESSIVE-ISM,” the politically correct names for COMMUNISM Comrade!
A Notre Dame University engineer figured this out. We are grateful to our anonymous minister friend who alerted us to these facts.
ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY

We’re Number One: Paying The Most For The Worst Healthcare

BY MICHAEL D. SHAW FOR COACHISRIGHT.COM

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Here’s the biggest topic in public health: Why does the U.S. pay substantially more than any other country in the world for healthcare, only to realize mediocre outcomes? Consider these findings, from a 2010 Commonwealth Fund report (and things have not much improved):

Despite having the most costly health system in the world, the United States consistently underperforms on most dimensions of performance, relative to other countries. Compared with six other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—the U.S. healthcare system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives.

A 2012 report from the same organization compared healthcare spending, supply, utilization, prices, and quality in 13 industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States:

The U.S. spends far more on healthcare than any other country. However, this high spending cannot be attributed to higher income, an older population, or greater supply or utilization of hospitals and doctors. Instead, the findings suggest the higher spending is more likely due to higher prices and perhaps more readily accessible technology and greater obesity. Healthcare quality in the U.S. varies and is not notably superior to the far less expensive systems in the other study countries.

Of course, it doesn’t help that 30 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare in the U.S. is wasted, according to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report. That works out to a cool $750 billion.

Some observers suggest that these findings prove that a for-profit healthcare system is a recipe for disaster. However, profit per se is not the problem. Indeed, to suggest as much is to reverse cause and effect. Quoting from the book The Incentive Cure (de Brantes & Conte 2013)…

“With apologies to James Carville: It’s the incentives, stupid. Everything that happens in healthcare today—the way physicians and hospitals are organized, the way insurance plans operate, the way medical devices and pharmaceuticals move through the supply chain, the way consumers access and receive care—is driven by financial incentives that are often perverse, and at worst plainly destructive.”

The book is chock full of suggestions; here are three:

1. Need to reduce waste? Remove the financial and legal incentives for providers to perform as many tests and procedures as possible, and financially engage the patient in health care service purchasing decisions.

Commentary—It has been estimated that 40% of all radiology is not medically necessary, but rather is driven by pure greed or is for defensive purposes only. In many cases, diagnostic tests are repeated when a patient is referred out to a specialist. Related to this is the absurd paradigm whereby cognitive medicine is treated as a stepchild, compared to procedural medicine. How many costly procedures could have been prevented or delayed with better prevention? Yet, the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has maintained this nonsense for decades.

2. Need to make hospitals safer? Remove incentives to ignore the problem by collecting and publicly displaying safety records. Restaurants and workplaces are often obligated to post their safety ratings on the front door. Why not hospitals?

Commentary—Good idea, but this requires a third party rating service, based on open audits, mandatory reporting, and consensus standards. Although infection control breaches are a major problem, weak agency oversight makes the situation ten times worse. Moreover, proving injury is no simple matter.

3. Need to build a real functioning market? Remove incentives for sellers to keep the actual costs of medical goods and services hidden, so buyers can compare prices and make informed choices.

Commentary—Difficult. Since virtually all healthcare is charged to third parties, the patient has no financial relationship with his provider. It’s hard to see how a “real functioning market” can exist when the consumer is not the buyer. One place it could work is with prescription drugs, usually subject to a consumer co-pay. Many other countries do not automatically jump to the latest and greatest, but instead rely on the tried and true—which are cheap and generic.

These days, rapacious fee-for-service is tempered by third party payers, but until the system gives much more weight to outcomes, there will be little substantive change. Likewise, as long as most consumers are more concerned with how much they are not paying, rather than how much they are not sick, we will be mired in the status quo.

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

This is several years old, but it’s well worth listening to again!

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mZbFrAAV3-o

CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About

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BY MARK TAPSCOTT FOR THEDAILYCALLER.COM

It’s an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors.

Tragically, there is even a child abuser. But search the New York Times web site for “Obamacare co-ops” and nothing comes up. Just three entries appear for the same search on the Washington Post web site.

Not so, Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Pollock has filed dozens of stories about the Obamacare co-ops since 23 of the tax-funded groups were created in 2011 at a cost of $2 billion. President Obama promised the co-ops would help lower medical costs by competing with profit-driven private companies.

Seven of the co-ops have closed. A recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General said the rest of the co-ops are in deep financial trouble and more are expected to close.

None of these dismal developments come as a surprise to those following Pollock’s byline for the past four years. Here are a dozen of his most significant co-op stories, some of which were reported when he worked for the Washington Examiner.

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Everybody Has To Pay This New Obamacare Tax

BY RICHARD POLLOCK FOR DAILYCALLER.COM
All Americans who bought health insurance policies this year – not just those enrolled in Obamacare – face a 41 percent increase in excise taxes because of hidden fees contained in an obscure section of the Affordable Care Act, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Virtually everyone who pays for health care insurance this year will be affected by the tax. The little-known tax was imposed on all consumers regardless of whether they obtained their insurance through Obamacare or through their employer or as individuals in the private market.
This year the tax will cost individuals more than $500 in extra premiums according to one actuarial estimate. Families who purchased insurance will see their premiums go up by more than $700.
The new tax also hits senior citizens who rely on Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage. It will land on the nation’s poor who depend upon Medicaid-managed care programs.
The 41 percent sticker shock increase doesn’t stop in 2015, however. Over the next four years, the statutorily mandated Obamacare fees are expected to double again.
Over the next decade, consumers will pay more than $145 billion for the tax, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The levy will continue to go up each and every year into the future.
The tax was buried by congressional authors in section 9010 of the law and was envisioned as a way to raise future funds to pay for Obamacare.
The Obamacare fees were designed by the program’s authors to be delayed, kicking in only in 2014 at $8 billion and mushrooming into a $14.3 billion annual price tag on insurance policies by 2018.
Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who favors repeal of section 9010, said the tax “is another example of how the president’s health care law was designed so the most painful parts of the law kick in years later.”
CBO reported the fee was a “statutorily fixed” amount that must be collected each year from consumers, as opposed to a percentage rate.
The statute describes the levy is an “annual fee” but health-care economists say it has been commonly referred to as an excise tax.
The Joint Committee on Taxation said the Obamacare tax was “similar to an excise tax based on the sales price of health insurance contracts.”
The panel predicted the fee on insurance policies would be borne by consumers. The panel also told then-Sen. Jon Kyl in a June 2011 letter that, “an excise tax generally is borne by consumers in the form of higher prices.”
An actuarial review of the Section 9010 by the management firm Oliver Wyman for the health insurance industry predicted that individual policyholders will pay $514 more this year due to the Obamacare tax.
Those who use small group policies will see a rise of $688, while family coverage would rise by $719, the firm stated.
Ironically, the elderly and the poor — those who were supposed to benefit most from Obamacare — will be adversely affected by the new tax, as will financially hard-pressed state governments.
Section 9010 mandates that taxes must be paid for seniors who rely on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D.
Oliver Wyman estimated Medicare Advantage would cost seniors $360 more this year. Medicaid managed-care enrollees will be expected to face increases of $152, according to the firm.
Milliman, the national health actuarial firm, reported in 2014 that states will lose 52 cents for every dollar they receive from Medicaid because of the fee.
“The result is a transfer of $0.52 from state government to the federal government for every $1.00 of ACA health insurer fee,” the accounting firm said.
Milliman further said the Obamacare tax will cost states 1.8 percent to 2.8 percent more for Medicaid managed care, which is a low-cost way to offer medical services to the poor. Half of the nation’s Medicaid recipients are signed up by the states under Medicaid managed care, according to Milliman.
This fee, while seemingly low, can put many Medicare-managed care companies at great financial risk or perhaps out of business.
“Given Medicaid managed care profit margins were less than 2% in CY 2012, increases of this magnitude are meaningful,” Milliman said.
The actuarial firm estimated the Obamacare tax will cause the states that use Medicaid-managed care losses of up to $13.9 billion.
For years the health insurance industry has battled but failed to persuade Congress or the president to repeal the tax.
Earlier this year, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Barrasso introduced legislation to repeal the excise tax. It has 38 Republican co-sponsors. No Democrats have backed the bill to date.
Hatch described the tax as “yet another hidden health care tax arbitrarily created to pay for Obamacare.”
Republican Rep. Charles W. Boustany introduced legislation in the House to repeal Section 9010. He has claimed bipartisan support among the 218 co-sponsors, a majority of the House.
The only group exempted from the tax are people who work in large corporations that “self-insure” their workforce. In a self-insurance system, no insurance company is used, only the company assets.
USA Families, a non-profit group that vigorously supports Obamacare, did not respond to a TheDCNF request for comment on the tax.

How to Beat the System

This is via email from Aunt Pam, a former democrat

1. If you’re a man, don’t get married.
2. Have a couple kids.
3. Use your mom’s address for your mail.
4. Buy a house.
5. Rent your house to your girlfriend and your two kids.
6. Section 8 will pay $900 a month for the rent on the 3 bedroom home.
7. Have your girlfriend sign up for Obamacare.
8. Your girlfriend gets to go to college free as a single mother.
9. She also gets $400 a month for 
food stamps.
10. She gets a 
free cell phone.
11. She also gets a cash grant to help pay for heating costs.
12. Move into your house with her, but keep your mom’s address for your mail.
13. Each of you can claim one child on your taxes so now you both get to claim head of household credit ($1295).
14. Have your girlfriend get a permanent disability for “marked difficulties maintaining concentration” or having a “back pain.”

This is all perfectly legal, and is clearly being enjoyed by millions of people.
Here’s how it all adds up:
$22,800 disability + $10,800 housing benefit +$4,800 food stamps + $3,300 Obamacare subsidy + $900 utilities grant + $5,645 Pell grant cash + $12,000 yearly college tuition grant + $8,000 single mother tax benefit + $1,295 head of household credit…
…equals $69,540 – and we didn’t even add in the free cellphone!
Now you know why our nation has a debt of $18,205,125,300,000.
Welcome to America.