sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, November 15, 2013

Major Malfunction


In what strange world should the US support any activity that encourages or allows the Iranians to have a nuclear weapon when they have consistently said that they intend to use their nuclear weapons to attack our ally, Israel? (the so-called "Little Satan") and the US? (the so-called "Big Satan")

President Obama has a strange love affair with weird Islamic potentates. Recall for a moment if you will, Barack allowing and encouraging (the late) Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi to visit New York City. Recall his support for the al Qaeda backed jihad that toppled the Egyptian government and sent President Mubarak into exile. He has a penchant for picking losers in the game of winners and losers. 

I'm not sure what President Obama's major malfunction is. Maybe it can be found in his youth and his formative years? He claimed to be Kenyan at times and Indonesian at other times when he wanted US Government aid as a foreign student - and though those records are sealed, the validity of the claim is there for those who have eyes to see.

He's the first Post-American President. I can only hope that he will be the last.

I suspect that there are a lot of people around the world who agree.

The Plan

Plan: NOW you can keep your healthcare plan until after the mid-term election.

To date, President Obama has already arbitrarily changed and postponed various parts of ObamaCare — such as the congressional opt-out, the employer mandate, various enforcement rules, cuts to Medicare Advantage, out-of-pocket caps — when they would have proved politically hazardous. Expect more changes after this change when it blows up in his face. The American healthcare system satisfied somewhere over ninety percent of Americans before ObamaCare. Now it doesn't satisfy any but those who have been granted ObamaCare waivers.

President Obama's attempt to fix the insurance cancellation problem that his own law created isn't intended to help anyone. To keep peace within his own party and to keep some shred of credibility with the gullible, he needs shift blame for the ObamaCare mess onto the backs of insurance companies. 

The New Deal
  • Insurance companies MAY (but not must) extend individual plans until after the midterm elections a year from now.
  • Insurance companies are required to send letters to millions of customers who had their plans canceled. Those letters will extoll the virtues of ObamaCare and the newer and vastly more expensive policies that insurance companies are now selling.
President Obama has NO AUTHORITY to do this. Congress passed the law. It's up to Congress to change the law -- but since when has a complete lack of authority stopped the president from overreaching?

Insurers have become 
Barack Obama's bullet sponge.