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The Obamacare Mess

As the provisions of Obamacare kick into gear during Obama’s second term, we can see the consequences playing out:

Wow, the Democrats really screwed up on this one– after disregarding the Constitution and passing Obamacare without reading the bill (since Democrats know what’s best for the American people, who can’t take care of themselves– right?), their constituents are confused about why they’re experiencing  rising costs and higher insurance premiums because of Obamacare.

Update: Democrats trumpeted Obamacare as bringing an end to “discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.”  Well, that didn’t last long!  Just as the provisions of Obamacare are starting to take effect in 2013, we’ve been told that “Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low. Obama administration officials said Friday that the state-based “high-risk pools” set up under the 2010 health-care law will be closed to new applicants as soon as Saturday and no later than March 2, depending on the state.” This is just more evidence that Obamacare is a dismal failure– it was marketed as a miraculous solution to America’s healthcare problems, but was dependent on non-existent funding.

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Obama needs vacations so he can keep working so hard

In 2009, Obama promised never to “rest” until the unemployment rate was back to normal. In January 2013,  the unemployment rate is the same as it was when he took office in January 2009– yet he took 83 vacation days during his first 4-year term.

Obama gives up.

Starting his second term with the exact same unemployment rate (7.8%) as the day he started his first term, Obama has given up. “President Barack Obama will let his jobs council expire this week without renewing its charter.”

Hilariously, the Obama Administration hopes that the American people believe it’s ‘mission accomplished’: “Officials said the president always intended for the council to fulfill its mission and then wind down.”  If true, then Obama’s “mission” was to stagnate the U.S. economy.

Obama puts on quite a show

Obama’s second inauguration misrepresented the effect of his policies and gave his ego a false boost.  He ignored millions of unemployed Americansthousands of American troops in harm’s way because Obama had no military or foreign policy experience… military heroes who feel betrayed by Obama… skyrocketing healthcare costs for American families under Obamacare… $50,521 owed by each American household after Obama’s out-of-control government spending… the most extreme divisiveness and partisanship in America since the Civil War… abandoned Hurricane Sandy victimsdead American diplomats in Libya and dead American hostages in Algeria… and the list goes on.  In their place, Obama put 8 ‘citizen representatives’ on stage to speak about how their lives were “improved” under Obama’s first term.

Who were these ‘citizen representatives’?

  1. “Ida Edwards of Petersburg, Va,” a civil rights advocate– but Obama is openly racist, and actually invited a racist preacher to give the benediction during his inauguration.
  2. “Erica Chain of San Francisco,” who spoke about receiving medical care for a pre-existing condition under Obamacare– but less than one month afterward, we have a newsflash: “Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.”
  3. “Lily Griego of Denver,” who said she was able to attend college because of government funding– of course, her household now owes $50,521 to the government thanks to Obama.
  4. “Kenyetta Jones of Toledo, Ohio,” who kept her job because of an auto bailout– which cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
  5. “Liz McCartney of New Orleans,” who helped rebuild after Hurricane Katrina– yet, Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was worse than Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
  6. “Rob Hach of Alta, Iowa,” who started a green energy business– Obama spent billions of taxpayer dollars on “green” companies that he believed would support him politically, and the result was the Solyndra scandal and multiple bankruptcies.
  7. “David Hall of Washington,” who is pro-gay rights– while Obama is both pro-gay rights AND anti-gay rights, as a political convenience.
  8. “Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Morris of Joint Base Charleston, S.C.,” who served in Afghanistan– where it’s now so dangerous and unstable that Obama’s afraid to visit.

Obama’s inaugural speech was equally a joke:

“For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay.” — Obama [Obamarageous: … except for Obama’s luxurious vacations and extended absences.]

“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate…” — Obama [Obamarageous: … except that Obama can call Republicans “Tea-Baggers” who are “pointing a gun at the head of the American people,” and Mitt Romney can be called a “bullshitter.”]

Obama called it “our generation’s task” to make the values of “life and liberty” real for every American. [Obamarageous: … except for ordinary Americans going through airports, and Republicans.]

Calling it the current generation’s task to carry on the quest for equality, Mr. Obama urged the nation to make sure that women were paid equally to men and that gay men and lesbians were treated equally under the law…  [Obamarageous: … but of course, Obama is allowed to pay women less than men in the White House, and Obama opposes gay marriage.]

“Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said.” — Obama [Obamarageous: … when Obama says “all our children,” he means that quite literally– he’s not talking about American children in general, just his own children.]

And to top it all off, it was a fake inauguration. As usual with Obama, it’s all about show.

Unemployment Rate goes back up!

After Obama manipulated the unemployment numbers so he could win the November election, the unemployment rate has shot back up to over 8%. However, Obama has ensured that his devoted followers– who have sacrificed their values for a few extra dollars (the value of which continues to plummet)– will not suffer under this new Obameconomy: he has hired 101 new federal employees per day, using American taxdollars, since taking office in January 2008.

Update: In fact, the Federal Reserve has now projected that the unemployment rate “will stay elevated until late 2015.”

Update #2: The unemployment rate is the same in January 2013 (as Obama starts his second 4-year term) as it was on the day he took office in January 2009. NO PROGRESS WHATSOEVER.

50 Million Americans now live in poverty.

Census Bureau: “As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.”