ObamaCare Damage: BC/BS Cancels Most Alabama Residents ObamaCare Compliant Plans Cost Twice as Much

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Remember when the President promised that insurance premiums would drastically decrease when ObamaCare kicked in?

OK, here’s yet another example of how that was a blatant lie.

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And for those that used to get insurance from their plan, you’re hours might have been reduced, adding insult to injury.  That, and you are mandated to buy an overpriced plan, or pay a fine.

Isn’t one-size-fits-all government grand?

And, this is where I remind everyone that if you voted for Obama, you voted for this.  We told you this would happen.  You were warned.

Elections have consequences.

 

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Layoff Bomb Continues: Social Media Traffic Reflects Grim Job Outlook

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It seems that the layoff bomb continues.  Here is a screencap from Twitchy.

The main article has even more, so check it out.

More and more people are losing their jobs, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing.  The question is, how long before the media covers it, and what spin will they use to cover for the Obama Administration?

NOTE:  The tweets shown above are as is, I can make no claim to their veracity.  It is, after all, the internet.  However, I see little benefit to lying about these things.

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Leftist Meme for Layoff Bomb, Anything but Obama’s Policies!

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As the layoff bomb continues, it might be a good idea to take a look at the probable reaction from the left.  For this one, I think it will rather simple.  It’s all going to be variations on the leftist classic…

It’s ALWAYS something or someone else’s fault.  

Remember that no matter what happened in Obama’s first term, it was Bush’s fault?  Or maybe even a tsunami?  Or perhaps ATM machines?  It doesn’t matter how bad the liberals fail, the fault always lies elsewhere.

This is not  new.  The communists made an art form out of it.  Remember this from Yuri Bezmenov?

The Soviet system didn’t work.  Making people slaves on collective farms didn’t work, so being leftists, they had to blame someone else.  Then, they had to explain away the lack of evidence for their claims.  Sounds rather familiar, doesn’t it?

We could also talk about how the Soviet rhetoric about the US reeks of claims about Conservatives by liberals, but that is a post for another day.

So, for right now, the blame will be placed on the owners of the businesses for trying to stay in business. If the layoff bomb continues at a brisk rate, the blame will become more shrill, and there might even be moves to punish business owners.  Only time  will tell, but I’ll be around to cover it.

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Labor Force Participation Rate Continues Obama Drop

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures the number of people in the US who are employed- it’s called the Labor Force Participation Rate.

Since 1980, on average 65.8% of the number of people available to work have in fact been producing goods and services. From 1988 to 2008 we were above this average, but since 2008 the number of people being productive, paying taxes, and contributing goods and services to our nation’s wealth has dramatically dropped. Today, only 63.5% of people are employed and this number is dropping steadily- in the last year alone the number of people participating in the labor force has shrunk by 0.6%.

Graphically, you can see those numbers reflected below. Reagan gets the benefit of inheriting the last of a wave of women entering the workforce but still posts great growth; HW Bush battled through a recession to recover at basically the same level; Clinton rode the wave up and avoided any recessions; W Bush inherited a recession (the .com bubble) and battled through it and at the end of his 8 years the nation dropped into another recession (banking crisis) but all expectations in 2008 were that our nation would recover.

President Barack Obama though is a historically bad President and the policies that he pushes- higher energy, more regulations, more taxes and fees, anti-business climate, breaking of bankruptcy laws, favoritism towards selected companies, loose monetary policy, etc- have sent our labor force participation rate tumbling down. It does not matter who is in Congress- as long as President Obama remains in the White House, the number of people who have gainful employment will continue to drop and America will produce less and spend more and go farther and farther in debt.

Here is the graph:

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Unemployment not an Issue in 2012? What did David Plouffe mean?

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Obama troll-master, David Plouffe, made a statement on Wednesday that mystified quite a few people.  I heard Limbaugh talk about it during my Friday lunch break, and Lonely Conservative posted about it later.  Here is the comment, via The Hill…

“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said, according to Bloomberg. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’ ”

The general consensus is Plouffe is a nutball, or at least out of touch.  However, I had another thought.  Who is it that might only think of their own situation?  Who would possibly think that Obama makes decisions based on “me and my family?”

The dependent classes!  With record numbers of people now dependent on government programs of one sort or another, the Democrats have a record number of potential voters that will be motivated to keep the gravy coming.  Of course, with Obama’s policies preventing businesses from hiring, and causing inflation, might the Democrats use some fear mongering to get the dependents to the polls?  Unless standard Democratic lying procedure changes in the next 16 months, the answer to that is YES!  And, of course, I’m sure that there will be many  “completely ethical” community organizations out in full force to make sure that they vote early and often ( along with their deceased relatives).

We’ve been saying all along that one of the goals of the Obama administration is to make as many people as possible dependent on the government.  Perhaps Plouffe is looking for that to pay off in 2012?

It’s a distinct possibility.

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