ObamaCare/Covered California Day 3: How Things Are Going

ObamaCare Tax IncreasesRemember When Obama Pledged Not to Raise Taxes on Middle Class–New ObamaCare Tax Hikes That Took Effect on January 01
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Evan Adams@Twitter

Covered California Website“Not happy with Covered California. Waited in online queue to get help and heres what I got.” –Image: Frank Sosa@Twitter

What Others Are Saying…

“@CoveredCA Warning: We met all deadlines but still no coverage & no help! No answers. Still no coverage. No coverage! No help!”
Ken R@Twitter

“I am trying to get some questions answered by @CoveredCA Its impossible to get through via phone, web-chat, Facebook, now I am trying TWIT” –Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-CA)

“I paid my bill online 3 days ago. Nothing has been deducted from my bank account. I enrolled through @CoveredCA–Help.”
Samantha J Paige@Twitter

“I had zero issues signing up for a new plan under Covered California. Using the BLUE SHIELD website? That has taken me two days off and on to simply register…slowest site evah.” Jim Marks@Facebook

“@CoveredCA: I’ve just been notified by a client that all three toll free numbers you gave out are not working…”
Katherine Wichmann@Twitter

“@CoveredCA: No invoice yet. Jan 6 approaches! No one answers @BlueShieldCA’s Covered phone, the website gives no extension info. What to do?” –Eugene Hung@Twitter

“Been on hold with @CoveredCA for 40+ minutes. Sigh.”
Marcie Diaz-Ordorica@Twitter

“@CoveredCA have not received my 1st invoice from Kaiser”
Fred Walker@Twitter

Related: Covered California Stumbles Into New Year –News Caller

Covered California Projects $78 Million Deficit 2015-2016 –UT San Diego

ObamaCare/Covered California Leave Many Latinos Behind –Calif Report

High Taxed New York, Soon to Trail No State Income Tax Florida in Population

NY Times Opposes First Imcome TaxNew York Times Opposed First Income Tax
Image: Bastiat Institute/Ken Gardner@Twitter

(NY Times) New York which has long been recognized for its progressive and high income taxes will soon fall behind no state income tax Florida which may carry serious political and economic consequences in coming years.

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Latest ObamaCare Disaster: Expanded Medicaid is a Tax on the Estates of the Poor After Death

ObamaCare Death & TaxesObamaCare Death & Taxes –WTP@Twitter

(The Seattle Times) As Washington State residents enroll in the expanded Medicaid program, many will be surprised buried in the fine print thanks to ObamaCare, after one is dead they won’t be forgotten, as their estate can still be billed for ordinary health care expenses.

Dr Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons writing in The Washington Times earlier this year, calls the ‘recovery provision’ a cash cow for state to milk the poor and the middle class.

“People will think this (the Medicaid expansion) is wonderful, this is free insurance,” Dr Orient, said in an interview. “They don’t realize that it is really a loan and is secured by any property they have.”

Even states that are now limiting estate recovery, Dr Orient warns, can change the rules again (at anytime) if budget problems become more intense.

Related: ObamaCare May Be Disastrous for Puerto Rico –Catholic Online

Ted Cruz: Ryan-Murray Budget Deal “Spends More, Taxes More” Continues Funding ObamaCare

Ryan Murray BudgetRyan-Murray Budget Deal Breaks the Sequester Promise of 2011 to Cut Spending a Decade Later –Rep Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)@Twitter

(Heritage Action) The ‘Ryan-Murray House Senate Budget Deal’ despite all the rhetoric and praise RINO House Speaker John Boehner may give it and the supposed “deficit reduction” it actually increases spending during the next 2 years by $63 Billion above current law and lives up to none of the promises it makes.

While Ryan-Murray ‘agreement’ purports to produce $23 Billion in deficit reduction it does so by relying on savings (when has this actually ever happened) in 10 years with promises of future spending reductions later as Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) points out:

“The new budget deal–spends more, taxes more and allows for continued funding of ObamaCare…This proposal undoes the sequester modest reforms and pushes us two steps back, deeper into debt. Supporters of this plan are asking for more spending now in exchange for minor changes that may possibly reduce spending later.”

When have we heard this before?

Back in 2011 the National Review reminds us that back in 1982 President Reagan, agreed to $3.00 in spending cuts for every $1.00 in tax hikes–promised spending cuts are illusionary and after awhile, they are forgotten about and all that remains is higher taxes on Americans.

Thomas Paine writing in 1791 in the ‘Rights of Men’ pointed out: “It is a general rule that when taxes are once laid they are never taken off.”

We haven’t learned much during the past 222 years.

Related: Spending Deal Strips Key Protection for Senate Minority Rights

Dennis Miller Slams John Boehner –Twitchy

Ryan-Murray House/Senate Budget Deal Betrayal of Conservative Principles

California RINOs That Supported Budget DealCalifornia RINO’s That Supported Budget Busting Betrayal
Guntrust@Twitter

TSA--Only In DCIn the Ryan-Muuray Budget “Deal” Americans Will Now Have to Pay More For This –Sen Rand Paul (R-KY)@Twitter

President Obama together with House Democrats and RINO’s reeling from low voter ratings, were eager to cut a budget deal that takes the heat off of them for not doing their jobs for the next two years which the Libertarian Party points out:

  • Continues to add $1 Trillion annually to the already out of control $17.2Trillion federal budget deficit;
  • Locks in continuous funding of ObamaCare;
  • Raises taxes, including an increase in TSA fees hidden federal taxes that will be tacked on to your airline tickets.

Republicans who pretend to ‘oppose ObamaCare’ promising to replace and defund it are allowing it to continue unchecked which has resulted in more than 5.5 Million Americans to lose their health insurance, raising premiums, deductibles and costing jobs.

Many in the House GOP have put off being good stewards of the public purse and have betrayed the principles which they’ve claimed. Former Reagan OMB Director David Stockman said on CNBC “Its the final surrender of the House Republican leadership to Beltway politics, kicking the can and ignoring the budget monster that’s hurtling down the road.”

Related: Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) “I Cannot Support Budget Deal” –Breitbart

Sen Mike Lee (R-UT) Opposes House-Senate Budget Deal

The Budget Deal and Why Were $17 Trillion+ In Debt

California Non-Profit Corp Drops Employee Health Insurance Due to ObamaCare

ObamaCare Steve JobsObamaCare Website Failures Explained –Seth@Twitter

(KRCR TV) Ninety employees of California Vocations a state funded non-profit corporation that supports adults with developmental disabilities, learned that their health insurance with Blue Shield will be terminated at the end of the year.

California Vocations Executive Director Bob Irvine says its been frustrating for the organization and its employees–Irvine said the organizations Board of Directors canceled its policies because the new Obama regulations forced it to purchase more expensive  policies that it simply can not afford.

“That would have been another $250,000″ said Irvine.

Instead, its cheaper to pay a $100,000 per year fine tax for not providing health care insurance saving the company $150,000 per year by canceling the policy.

Employees are left to fend for themselves, thanks to ObamaCare.

Related: Most Uninsured Lack Interest in ObamaCare Exchanges

If Federal Taxes on Cigarettes Deters Smoking, Does Federal Taxes on Earnings Deter Working?

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Obama Admits To Raising Taxes on “Some Things”

Obama Tax Card

(ATR) During Tuesday’s remarks at the ‘Clinton Global Initiative’ President Obama finally has decided to come clean and has admitted that his signature legislative achievement–ObamaCare did raise taxes on some things. Actually a lot of things…

ObamaCare Tax HikesTax Increases Courtesy of ObamaCare –Heritage Foundation

Related: Obama Promises Not To Raise Taxes On Middle Class Americans

Obama Pushes New End Run Around Congress and Cell Phone Tax for “Connect Ed” Program

Dictator King President Obama --Media CircusWannabe Dictator-King, President Obama –Image: Media Circus

(WaPo) President Obama liked the idea laid out in a memo from his Staffers so much that he just couldn’t wait to share the latest ambitious plan of doing an end-run around Congress and impose a new fee tax on Americans cell phone users to pay for his next big idea.

Obama Administration Senior Advisors have described “Connect Ed” that would expand high speed Internet access to 99% schools across the country within 5 years as one of the biggest potential achievements of Obama’s second term.

Flashback: Remember Article 1 Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution and Obama’s no new tax pledge of any kind on Americans earning $200,000 or less and Families earning $250,000–They were so yesterday.

Ho-Hum!

Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison: “There’s Plenty of Money, The Govt Just Doesn’t Have It”

Tax And Spend

(CNS News) Minnesota Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison, speaking to a group of fellow Democrat/Socialists at the ‘Progressive Democrats of America’ roundtable on the 25 July according to Red Alert Politics made the startling announcement that the federal government isn’t as bad off as it may seem.

“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it–the government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States–Health, Welfare and Housing…all these things.”

On the 25 July, I wrote here that Pro-Golfer Phil Mickelson from California, walked away with $21.6 Million in just two weeks after winning both the ‘British Open Championship & Scottish Open’ but after paying all of the taxes owed on his winnings which included the new ObamaCare Medicare Surtax and handed over 13.3% to the State of California, Forbes estimated that Mickelson would have left $842,700 which doesn’t include any tax deductible travel expenses and the additional 10% he owes his Caddy.

Where does the government ‘get the right’ to confiscate more and more of the American peoples wealth?

When is enough, enough?