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ObamaCare Makes ‘Granny Dumping’ a Preferred Treatment

As we all know, and as the democrats, president, and MSM lied about, hundreds of billions of dollars are being taken out of Medicare to pay for ObamaCare.   We saw this coming, and tried to warn people, but they decided to drink the Kool Aid, and vote for Obama again.  And now, for many senior citizens, drinking the Kool Aid is going to be a bit more literal than figurative than they would like.  On Oct. 1, 2012 the Obama administration started awarding bonus points to hospitals that spend the least on elderly patients. It will result in fewer knee […]

And Here are Your ObamaCare Death Panels: Medicare Cuts Pay for ObamaCare, Just Like Conservatives Said!

One thing that we always have to keep in mind is that government won’t just come out and tell us what they are doing.  Instead, they will create regulations to accomplish something without telling us.  ObamaCare is great example.  They aren’t going to just come out and say that they’re going to kill granny, they’ll just create a situation in which granny dies, and say nothing.  And, if the outcry becomes loud enough, they’ll blame it on someone else. For the latest example of this, take a look at this from Doug Ross… And here’s even more from AMAC… As […]

Remembering JFK 50 Years Later: He Cut Taxes, and it Worked!

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.   He was a Democrat from a different era-when democrats were overwhelmingly   JFK was anti-communist, and pro-growth; something scorned by today’s democrat politicians, who are, at least behind closed doors, communists themselves.  So, in honor of the memory of JFK as an actual American, here is part of a speech in which he proposed to cut taxes… JFK did eventually cut taxes.  And, if you look it up, the 60′s were rather prosperous. H/T:  The Lid

Seniors Starting to Feel the Pain of ObamaCare, Doctors Being Dropped

Remember how we pointed out that to pay for ObamaCare, Obama took hundreds of billions out of Medicare?  And remember that no matter how much evidence we showed, the President, the media, and anyone on the left said that we were lying?  Remember the ads featuring Paul Ryan tossing Granny off the cliff? Yeah, they lied about all of that too.  And, their Medicare cuts are now coming home to roost. And so it begins..  On November 9th America’s Watchtower reported that senior citizens were losing their Medicare coverage as a result of Obamacare and now the story is getting […]

ObamaCare Damage: Indiana University Cuts Jobs, Limits Graduate Assistant’s Hours

In another case of ObamaCare Damage, we see that Indiana University is cutting jobs, and hours… I remember being a grad assistant.  That money comes in real handy.  It provided me with my staple foods… 1.  Hot dogs 2.  Pierogis 3.  Peanut butter 4.  Coffee 5.  Beer Seriously though, If I had my hours cut, I would have really been in a tough spot.  I can only imagine what the grad assistants at that school are going through.  It has to be tight.  For the staff, it isn’t known if the contracted agency will hold them to under 30 hours […]

ObamaCare Damage: 41% of Small Businesses Have Frozen Hiring Due to ObamaCare

If only someone would have warned us.  Oh wait! More predictions about ObamaCare are coming home to roost.  Now, Gallup shows that 41% of businesses have stopped hiring due to ObamaCare.   The carnage from the worst legislation in modern history keeps piling up.  The latest damage assessment comes from a Gallup poll that shows “Forty-one percent of small businesses surveyed have frozen hiring” because of ObamaCare, while an equally astonishing 19 percent have actually reduced the number of employees in their business specifically as a result of the President’s health care reform.  38 percent said they have pulled back on expansion […]

ObamaCare Damage: Sea World Reduces Hours for Thousands of Workers to Under 30 a Week

It would appear that SeaWorld is the latest in a long line of employers that are slashing worker’s hours to avoid ObamaCare penalties.  Breitbart has more… SeaWorld has announced plans to slash thousands of part-time workers’ hours to no more than 28 hours a week. Reducing part-time workers’ current 32 hours a week down to 28 weekly hours will avoid Obamacare’s 30-hour full-time trigger that forces employers to provide comprehensive health insurance benefits or face up to $3,000 per employee in fines. SeaWorld’s public relations department offered scant details on its plans but said the move “is intended to bring […]

ObamaCare to Cost Delta Airlines $100,000,000 IN ONE YEAR!

We’ve covered a lot of ObamaCare Damage in the last couple years.  Hundreds of thousands of workers have had their hours cut.  Many have lost their plans.  Almost 75% of all jobs created so far in 2013 are part time jobs.  And as a far as we can see, that’s only the beginning.  For the latest, here is a letter from Delta Airlines. Delta Airlines expects Obamacare will directly and indirectly cost it $100 million in 2014. As you can see, ObamaCare is going to present a significant threat to Delta, and it’s workers. Delta has the usual options at […]

ObamaCare Damage: United Methodist Church Supported ObamaCare, Now Ending Benefits for Pastors and Staff, Because of ObamaCare

This is irony that hits close to home.  I was raised in the United Methodist Church.  And, I attended UMC Churches through much of my adulthood.  Sadly, they, like other large denominations, have supported a number of liberal causes, including ObamaCare.  Therefore, I worship elsewhere.  However, the UMC’s support of ObamaCare has had an unexpected consequence (at least to the UMC, that is).  The Acton Institute has more… When the Obamacare legislation was rushed through Congress in 2010, Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the Council of Bishops for The United Methodist Church (UMC), said he “rejoiced” at the passage of […]

Even More ObamaCare Damage: Even Reuters is Reporting on the Part-Time Job Trend

It seems that even Reuters can’t avoid discussing what we’ve been covering for months; that ObamaCare is forcing businesses to convert full time jobs into part time jobs.  Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health care law will drive up business costs are behind the wariness about taking on full-time […]

ObamCare Damage: Even NBC Now See’s That ObamaCare is Causing Worker’s Hours to be Cut

It seems that even the most loyal of networks is now talking about the fact that ObamaCare is causing worker’s hours to be cut all over the country.  Here are the facts… According to a NBC News investigation, union bosses and small business owners agree President Obama’s signature healthcare law is causing employers to lessen workers’ hours to less than 30 a week. The reduction is leading to the destruction of the 40-hour work week and creating financial hardships as workers see their wages decreasing. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington […]

ObamaCare Damage: Schools Limiting Hours of Employees to Avoid ObamaCare Penalties

You mean that more people are going to lose hours because of ObamaCare?  Why yes, yes I do.  The Weekly Standard has more… Lafayette School Corporation Has Had To Cut The Hours Of 150 Non-Certified Employees. “‘We cannot go out and raise the price of our product to assist us covering this. We would have to go the taxpayers and ask for some type of increase and I just don’t see that happening,’ said Les Huddle, superintendent of the Lafayette School Corporation, where more than 150 of the schools approximately 600 non-certified employees have had their hours reduced to meet the […]

Regal Entertainment Group Reduces Worker Hours to Comply with ObamaCare

It’s a shame that so many Obama voter are suffering the consequences of their vote.  But, then again, being a “low information voter” is a choice.  The information was out there, freely available.  People could  have looked up the facts and known that they were in for it if the voted Democrat.  But, too many listened to the MSM, or their union boss, and now, they are paying the price-literally and figuratively.  FOX News has the latest example, the Regal Entertainment Group, The nation’s largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company […]

Military Tuition Assistance becomes a casualty of the “Great Sequester Scam”

Many members of my Air Force family are feeling the pain of the sequester.  A benefit they receive for their military service has been suspended due to sequester “cuts.”  The Military Tuition Assistance program helps members of our Armed Forces offset the cost of college and helps them achieve their educational goals. I myself used the program to complete my degree program while I was active duty and was grateful it was there.  Yesterday those educational goals were put on hold for many after the Air Force announced it was suspending its popular Tuition Assistance program for the remainder of […]

Sequester Madness: Tired of Being Tired?

Mastadon Army has a new video out that attempts to cure sequester madness.  Take a look… It’s amazing what could happen if the Senate would only pass a budget! Perhaps, simply doing THEIR FREAKING JOB could cure sequester madness!

It’s Sequester Madness!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m getting a tad bit tired of all the sequester madness.  What?  You don’t know what sequester madness is?  Oh dear, let me fill you in.  The sequester is automatic spending cuts that happen id the Republicans in the House fail to compromise give in to every Democratic whim or demand.  However, the cuts in the sequester itself represents only the tiniest fraction of government spending.  In fact, there was probably more Porkulus money that went to places that don’t exist, than are in the sequester.  To further educate the good […]

I Had A Dream … A Conservative Dream!

My wife is one of those people who has long vivid dreams and she remembers in minute detail. Her dreams range from bizarre to weird, but they always involve the family. Me? I rarely remember dreams ( my wife thinks I am weird because of that). The occasional dream that I do remember usually involves me at a much younger age and people I do not know. My memory of the dream is always sketchy, at best. What I remember about last night’s dream is also sketchy; but what is interesting is that I was only an observer and not a […]

Welcome to the World of ObamaCare: The 29er’s and the 49er’s

As ObamaCare continues to hit the country, we are seeing some new terminology emerge.  To get there, here is more from the WSJ… Welcome to the strange new world of small-business hiring under ObamaCare. The law requires firms with 50 or more “full-time equivalent workers” to offer health plans to employees who work more than 30 hours a week. (The law says “equivalent” because two 15 hour a week workers equal one full-time worker.) Employers that pass the 50-employee threshold and don’t offer insurance face a $2,000 penalty for each uncovered worker beyond 30 employees. So by hiring the 50th […]

Small Business Owners Explain Why ObamaCare Causes Cuts in Hours and Layoffs

As the layoffs continue to mount, and the left continues to blame everyone/everything but Obama’s policies, business people continue to attempt to explain the situation.  FOX News has the video.  Why FOX News?  Because the other networks won’t cover it! Of course, leftists will probably promise to boycott these businesses, and try to put them under.  Because, as we all know, putting all of the workers in the unemployment line is far better than some of them losing their jobs.  As far as I can ascertain, it must be a twist on the normal liberal fairness meme.  You see, if some losing their jobs, and others […]

Kroger to Slash Hours of Workers to Avoid ObamaCare Penalites

If you are an hourly worker at Kroger, there is a good chance that your hours will either cut, or your chances of becoming a full time worker are nil.  And the cause for this? ObamaCare! Dung Ross (no relation), has more… To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires. Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news: Last week we found out that, […]

Why Obama and the Democrats are going to lose the Medicare debate…

Nancy Pelosi once said of Obamacare that we had to pass it so we can find out what’s in it.  Well one of the big stink bombs that the Democrats don’t want to talk about is the massive cuts they made to Medicare when they passed Obamacare.  These cuts were designed to keep Obamacare deficit neutral and was a key provision that helped both the House and Senate pass the the bill in March 2010.  In fact in the below video President Obama stated that he would veto the bill if there was any attempt to undo the cuts to […]

Is Obama propping up Medicare Advantage until after the election?

The Democrats are screaming that Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare will gut Medicare and kill grandma and grandpa.  The problem with that argument is that the Democrats have already dealt a serious blow to Medicare Advantage when they rammed Obamacare  through Congress back in March 2010.  The American Healthcare Education Coalition (AHEC) is a national non-profit, public-interest organization that pushes for free market solutions to our healthcare issues.  They analyzed the impact Obamacare would have on Medicare Advantage and below is an except from their study. The cuts to Medicare Advantage begin right away, with payment rates frozen in […]

A Tale of Two Stories: Electronic Medical Records Costs Jobs, Doctors Losing Money

For our latest rendition of A Tale of Two Stories, we need to look at what is happening in with ObamaCare.  One of it’s requirements is for providers to convert to a electronic medical record, or EMR.  While this, on the surface, would allow for some advantages, like making it easier to get records from distant providers in the event of a medical emergency.  However, with government involved, the law of unintended consequences always rears it’s ugly head.  Big Government has the details… Last week, layoffs were announced  at the University of Mississippi Medical Center due in part to the 80 million […]

Some Thoughts on GOP Candidates: Is it now Romney vs. Gingrich?


Are we now stuck with Romney the waffler vs Newt the neocon for the GOP nomination?   Herman Cain is under sustained attack, and is slipping in the polls.  Bachmann is teetering on irrelevance.  Ron Paul is great, but has little chances.  Santorum is running as a Social Conservative when people care more about the economy.  Huntsman is irrelevant, as well as being all but a Democrat. As we speak, Gingrich is on the rise.  I did watch his debate with Cain, and was impressed with his speaking ability.  Let’s face it, he’s incredibly intelligent, and can speak, with authority, on nearly […]

ObamaCare Damage: So much for keeping your plan


Remember this? Well, just as it is with your General Motors warranty, the real answer is, “not so much.”  For the hows and whys, here is some more from Hot Air… …CBO’s initial ObamaCare score assumed that only four million, or 2.5 percent, of the 162 million workers who have employer-provided health insurance would end up switching to the new taxpayer-subsidized exchanges once they go online three years from now. What happens to deficit projections if it turns out that that estimate is wildly, wildly low? We can guess, but we don’t have to. Looks like we’ll find out. Nearly one in […]