Yes! If this minimum wage thing is so important, why did not Pres. Obama put it to the Democrats when they had just about the highest numbers in both Houses of Congress? The Pres. is using the minimum wage to divert us from his failed policies such as the ACA (Affordable Care Act) which is hurting so many more people than it is helping across this country with its high co-pays, deductibles, and its non coverage for infants. The ACA is also having a negative affect on employment. Go here for one man’s sharing of his experience with Pres. Obama.
Now that I think of those first two years of the Obama administration, I do remember cries for increasing employment and raising the minimum wage from the left over health care. The administration ignored those cries as the Pres. assigned certain members of the House and Senate to come together with a health care bill. Working on ways to increase employment really never happened. So finally, I leave you with this.
Liberal Logic 101 makes a good contrast between the capitalist’s entrepreneurial iPhone product and the legislated Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare. Individuals whose health care is not supplied through their employers must now buy this new government health care regardless of whether or not the ACA product meets their needs or even if they can afford it. Capitalism does not fine you in order to make you buy a product.
Barbara Walters was doing the spin thing after the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) awful report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare. But then, ESPN’s NBA Countdown host, Sage Steele is right on point with her comment to Ms. Walters saying, “Maybe this is the proof why…this is not the way to do it.”
This health care law started out wrong as a bill that was over 1200 pages long and put up for a vote when no one had time to thoroughly read and research it. I am glad that no Republican in either of the houses of Congress voted for the ACA. That includes the Republican who have the RINO label. Surprisingly, they did not vote for the ACA. Congress during that time had strong to perfect Democratic majorities. The Democrats in both houses overwhelmingly voted for this health care bill without reading and researching it; therefore, the blame starts and ends with them.
Now we are reading about people losing their health care that they were suppose to be able continue with if they desired to do so. These same people are signing up for the ACA’s health care and finding out they cannot afford it. People are finding out that they have to get a separate plan for their babies in their families. There are even more horror stories not mentioned here.
The CBO says the ACA, again also known as Obamacare will have a devastating affect for times to come as stated in the graphic below from rightchange.com.
Rick McKee Cartoon
Congressional Democrats voted for the over 1000 pages Affordable Care Act (ACA and also called Obamacare) after only having it in their possession for no more than 2 days. Do you really think they had the time to read all those pages? No Republican in the House or Senate voted for it. Well, the ACA’s individual mandate negatively affected enough people by making them lose their private health care insurance. Now through the ACA they must take new plans with higher premiums and deductibles.
The individual mandate caused a huge negative impact to the point that the affected voters just might choose not to re-elect the Democrats who voted the ACA into law. What happens when the employer mandate drops next year right around election time? See the cuts to work hours and jobs so far here.
Well things have been more than bumpy for my Democratic friends due to the imploding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare. I continue to hear a fierce defense from some and while others have become real quiet. The latest is that a bill passed in the House that says you can keep your health plan with the help of 39 Democrats. This is for those who are experiencing cancellation of their current health care plan because of not meeting the new criteria specified in the ACA. You know it is bad when Democrats who are up reelection next year are siding with Republicans. So far, it is just not going well at all for Pres. Obama’s signature legislation.
Please note that the employer mandate is under delay until about 2015. With millions across the country losing their health plans due to not meeting the new criteria in the ACA under the individual mandate, just think what could happen if the employer mandate was in place now as originally planned! Think of increased loss of health care coverage due to employers not being able to meet the new ACA criteria. Well some folks are already experiencing that loss as employees. But if both mandates were in play now, the ACA would be just about gone.
In other happenings, in this past local election, my borough experienced mostly Republican victories with the mayor and borough council. There were Democratic victories with the judges. Due to limited access to the Internet, I am not able to blog like in the past. My household decided to save some money by going with a personal hot spot which is not working out well. This has slowed down the start of my Christian blog, but I have not given up on it. I hope to be back with full Internet Access in the new year or sooner.