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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Too Many Scandals

                There are too many scandals happening in Washington, D.C.!  How are we to focus on any of them when there are so many?  The Obama Administration has been tricking us for the past five years, keeping our eyes on their “right hand” while pulling tricks with their “left hand.”  They have been “fundamentally transforming” our nation right before our eyes, and they continue to do so!

                While we were still straining to understand how the administration could tell so many lies about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, the administration unloosed their next scandal when they dumped the news about the IRS targeting conservative individuals and groups.  Early this week we learned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had illegally tapped Associated Press telephone lines.  The media is very upset with the administration about having their telephones tapped, and the Acting Director of the IRS resigned this afternoon.  Meanwhile, we need to be questioning what is happening while our focus is on these three scandals.

                For instance, tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote one again to repeal Obamacare.  The House has already passed two bills to repeal Obamacare, but the Senate refuses to even vote on it.  The House will probably pass yet another bill to repeal Obamacare, but the bill will most likely die in the Senate just as the previous two bills did.  Senate President Harry Reid (D-NV) called Obamacare a “train wreck,” but he most likely will not allow a vote to repeal the entire program.    At any rate, can we really expect President Obama to sign a bill repealing Obamacare?  Don’t be silly!

                Congress repealed part of Obamacare in the fiscal cliff bill in January 2013.  They repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, “a long-term care provision that was so unworkable that one of its own administrators warned Congress that the program could fold.”

                Practically speaking, there is only one way to stop Obamacare before it starts to hurt us, and this can happen without support from the Senate or the President.  The U.S. Constitution gives the power of the purse to the House of Representatives, meaning that all spending bills must begin in the House.  This means that the House has the final say on any spending bill.  If the House refuses to fund Obamacare, then Obamacare or the effects of it will die.

                The scandal at the IRS is yet another reason why Obamacare must die.  The same IRS that admitted to targeting conservatives for political reasons has the power under Obamacare to enforce its mandates, taxes, and regulations.  Will they deny health care to certain people simply because of their political views?  Maybe they will.  Do you want the IRS – a government agency that Americans distrust already – to know all your private health information and to control all your health treatments?  I do not!

              Please notify your Congressperson and demand that he/she votes to repeal Obamacare and/or to defund it.  There are many Democrats who understand the problems Obamacare will cause.  Maybe there are – even now - enough bipartisan votes to get it out of our lives forever!

                  The following information was added on Friday, May 17, 2013:  The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act known Obamacare, the divisive health care law pushed by Democrats and President Obama.  This is the 37th time that the Republican-led House has voted to repeal Obamacare in the three years since it became law.  The repeal vote was 229-195, with all Republicans voting for repeal and all but two Democrats voting to keep it.  The Republicans are fairly certain that the Senate will not repeal this awful law, but they “see a political advantage to keeping the pressure up as the administration tries to get all the moving parts of the law working in the next few months.  They’re hoping that problems with its implementation will help them recapture the Senate in next year’s midterm elections.”  Democrats, on the other hand, call the GOP “efforts to de-fund or partly scale back [Obamacare] a waste of time – even an obsession.” 

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