Failure after failure after failure
Every day the proof of ObamaCare failure continues to mount.
Try as he and his cronies might, Obama hasn't been able to change the subject from his ObamaCare nightmare. The website is still a failure. Cancellation notices are still going out. People who "registered" on the ObamaCare website still don't know if they actually have coverage. Democrats are running scared as they see a potential tsunami hitting them on Election Day 2014.
ObamaCare's support nationwide is dwindling. Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to the law. Barack Obama is even losing support from one of his strongest groups of supporters. This week, Harvard University released a poll showing more than half of 18-29 year olds no longer support ObamaCare. They're coming to realize--finally--that their out-of-pocket costs are about to go up big time. They're slowly realizing it's a big scam to take money away from them and give it to others. Welcome to socialism.
What this all proves is something I've been saying for years--the "solutions" of the Left aren't about solving anything. They are about expanding government's reach over our lives and taking away our liberties.
Ever since the early last century, America has been in the middle of a political war where the Left seeks to change this country from a Republic where the people rule the government to a government that regulates and rules the people. Liberal "Progressives" have been fighting a war of attrition--slowly eating away at our liberties as they expand the reach of Big Government.
Back when ObamaCare was being forced through Congress by Obama, Pelosi and Reid, Barack Obama said over and over that the law would end "100 years of debate" over how to tackle healthcare in this country. It's really been 100 years (or more) of the Left eating away at our liberties.
The threat that we lose it all is very real. Our national debt is out of control. The IRS is out of control. NSA is stealing our information. And, most of all, ObamaCare is out of control. Obama himself is writing executive orders and regulations working around the law. Yet Congress--the leaders in both parties--sits back and takes little action to stop it all. Washington elites keep taking power away from us and ignoring what the American people want.
But, I still have hope. I believe the American people are ready to rise up again as they did in 2010. I hear it when I go to Town Hall meetings in my district. I see it in social media and on the news--the surge once again of Tea Party activists speaking out. The frustration level is rising every day as the truth about Obama's overreach becomes more clear.
The history of this country proves one important truth--when we trust the American people to solve the problems we face, they always come through. Every retreat from government leads to prosperity. It happened when we reformed welfare in the 1990's. It happened when Ronald Reagan cut taxes and massively reduced federal regulations. It happened when John F. Kennedy cut taxes. We won two world wars, and we won a nation with cries for freedom and a rag-tag army under George Washington.
That should be the message for the next year--put the American people back in charge. Let them solve our problems. Pull back the Obama agenda and turn it over to the people. They know how to turn this around--not some pointy-headed intellectuals and politicians and bureaucrats in Washington.
Tim Huelskamp, USA Congressman
Senate Filibuster Rule is Removed
Today’s events in the United States Senate strongly support action against this lawless and “above it all elected-senators.”
Today’s change in the filibuster rule (i.e., the Nuclear Option) by the senate-controlled democrat party bodes very poorly for the country and constitutional governance. Let me explain:
The rule change today fundamentally states that the democrats have effectively said that minority opinion in our system of government is gone under certain considerations. Specifically, the Republicans have blocked a number of leftist judge appointments and the new rule means that judgeships will now pass by a senatorial simple majority rather than the Constitutionally-mandated 60 votes.
In 1789, the Founding Fathers enacted two distinct rule-making methods; by having a senate 60-member vote to pass and ensuring that minority groups in the senate would have their voices heard. With the House it is a simple majority. The former senate option for judgeships is now gone. And remember that the current administration wants to pack all courts with left-leaning ideologues.
Frankly, I was shocked at the announcement today. Why—not so much about judges (although judges should not be chosen how they are—too much input from “lawyers”), but by virtue of any other similarly held vote in the democratic-held senate on any measure that can be brought into law by a “simple majority.”
Read into that last statement: Immigration reform, Gun legislation / confiscation, Obamacare (the action today is also said to be to take the attention off Obama-care), Agenda 21, Education (Common Core et al), EPA, Race issues, youth crime and a host of other issues. Add your own, the list is nearly limitless.
We can fully expect that the president will sign senate-initiated legislation (as he has done with certain illegal spending bills) and leave the Republican-controlled US House totally out of the picture. This is neither good of America nor worthy of a Nation built on “rules of law.”
Chuck Sankey November 21, 2013