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Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Palin — Bombs Away on Obamacare; Cruz Is over the Target

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 23, 2013

Cruz_palin_cpac2013_APThe following is an op-ed by Sarah Palin that was published at Breitbart.com yesterday. In it she accurately describes the will of the people to defund Obamacare as well as the House of Representatives budget vote to fund other aspects of government.  Palin also calls out establishment Republicans for their cowardly attacks on Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

 

Americans who are fed up with Obamacare won a victory yesterday. The House voted to defund Obamacare while still funding the federal government to avoid a “devastating” shutdown. (I shall not digress, but it’s beyond distressing to hear liberals try to convince Americans that any government slowdown is comparable to “terrorism.”)

Now the battle goes to the Senate, and we’ll find out if Harry Reid is so committed to the horrendous “Un-affordable Care Act” that he’ll be the one to shut down the government to fund the unworkable Obamacare.

Let’s be clear. Republicans in Congress aren’t advocating a government shutdown. That’s why they voted in the House to fully fund our bureaucracy while defunding Obamacare. The conservatives in Congress are listening to the majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare.

Following the will of the people is apparently a novel idea in D.C. these days. Just ask Senator Ted Cruz and his liberty-loving posse on Capitol Hill who have led the charge to defund Obama’s train wreck.

Those of us who hang in there supporting a major political party with our energy, time, and contributions would like to believe that that party would praise principled conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for following through on campaign promises. We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way these bold leaders have rallied the grassroots to their cause. But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless.

We’re now, once again, subjected to the “anonymous sources” backstabbing game. The Capitol Hill cowards are rushing to anonymously denounce Senator Cruz to any reporter with a pad and pen.

Welcome to our world, Ted. The same people have been denouncing conservatives like me for years (right after they ask for help fundraising for themselves or endorsing the latest candidate they’ve suckered into paying their exorbitant consulting fees). We can compare shiv marks next time we meet, my friend.

If the Senate doesn’t get behind Ted Cruz’s efforts to defund Obamacare, it won’t be because of any failure on Ted’s part. It’ll be because there weren’t enough principled leaders to stand with him, and that would be a tragic loss, not for Ted, but for America.

More and more Americans are waking up to the nightmare of Obamacare as its rollout continues. Hardworking families are losing their employer-provided health care coverage. Businesses are cutting back their employees’ hours to skirt Obamacare’s mandates. Americans barely scrapping by are discovering that Obamacare has made health care completely unaffordable. Those who aren’t part of a protected special interest group have been left in the cold.

When you’re living on a fixed income, having to pay hundreds of dollars more each month for health care will cut into your ability to pay for basic necessities like food, electricity, or gas (which has increased 90% under Obama). Open your eyes, America. When the full reality of Obamacare strikes home, we’ll thank God that principled leaders like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took a stand to stop it in its tracks.

But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!

I want no pity. I need no empathy. But use me as a barometer. Over the years, the leftwing media has falsely and irrationally accused me of everything from faking a pregnancy to abetting murder. They lie. Deal with it.  More

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Palin: 9/22 Appearance on America’s News HQ

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 23, 2013

 

Sarah Palin was a guest on America’s News HQ on Sunday, September 23rd.  Palin laid it on the line when it comes to defunding Obamacare and the “cannabalism” within the GOP.  Additionally, Gov. Palin answered a number of questions that were sent to ANHQ via Twitter including her thoughts on the possibility of Hilary Clinton as a  presidential candidate.

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Sarah Palin to Appear on Hannity Tonight, 9 p.m. Eastern

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on July 30, 2013

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Sean Hannity announced on his afternoon radio show that Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz would be guests on his 9:00 p.m. FOX News show this evening.  From Hannity’s website:

Tonight Sarah Palin joins Sean to sound off on ObamaCare’s struggles. Plus will the former vice presidential candidate become Sen. Sarah Palin? And Sen. Cruz discusses his hopes of uniting the party against the Affordable Care Act.

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Must Read on Obamacare, Death Panels, and Who’s Now In Agreement

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on July 29, 2013

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She warned us.  Sarah Palin warned us over, and over, and over.  The term “death panels”, which Palin brought to the forefront of the Obamacare discussion in 2009, was mocked and ridiculed.  In fact, the Breitbart  article below reminds us that it was Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” in 2009.

Okay, to be fair, the death panels are not exactly referred to as “death panels” in the Affordable Care Act but as “IPAB” (Independent Payment Advisory Board).  It should be noted that even the American Medical Association supports the repeal of IPAB.

It seems that yet again, Palin was right.

Following is a must-read article written by John Nolte over at Breitbart.  In it you just might be surprised at who is now saying essentially what Palin wrote about some four years ago.

 

In December of 2009, Politifact, a left-wing website that poses as an objective fact checker, awarded former Alaska governor Sarah Palin its “Lie of the Year.” Politifact claimed that Palin’s use of the term “death panel” to describe the rationing that will come with ObamaCare was the biggest whopper of ’09:

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest.

“Death panels.” …

[Palin’s] assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care — spread through newscasts, talk shows, blogs and town hall meetings. Opponents of health care legislation said it revealed the real goals of the Democratic proposals. Advocates for health reform said it showed the depths to which their opponents would sink. Still others scratched their heads and said, “Death panels?  Really?”

Yes, really.

And Democrat Howard Dean agrees. In a Monday Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dean writes:

One major problem [with ObamaCare] is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them.

Here is what Palin wrote four years ago:

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course.

If what Dean fears comes true, specifically that “IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them,” it takes no leap of logic or faith to fear which expensive and/or experimental procedures will not be covered.

Of course that kind of thinking is most likely to hurt those seen as the least desirable by bureaucrats — those unable to “contribute”: the elderly, disabled, and sick. (Palin forgot one group: the unborn.)

IPAB is what Palin directly referred to in her “death panel” post. And for spelling out the truth about the obvious human consequence of a rationing problem both she and Howard Dean agree is very real, she was awarded Politifact’s “Lie of the Year.”

What is important to remember, though, is that Palin was falsely smeared with PolitiFact’s “award” in December of 2009. At the time, ObamaCare was still four months from being signed into law and still not a sure thing to make it that far. More

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Palin: “Nancy Pelosi is a Dingbat”

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on June 29, 2012

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Sarah Palin appeared with Sean Hannity tonight for an extensive discussion covering the recent decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  Palin did not hold back as is evidenced in the title of this blog post.

Governor Palin also expressed her disgust with the members of Congress that walked out on the Holder contempt vote citing a lack of respect for the Brian Terry family.


h/t SarahNetToo

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Governor Palin: “Obama lies; freedom dies.”

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 28, 2012

Governor Palin summarized the outcome of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare in four words this morning:   “Obama lies; freedom dies.”.

Expect her to elaborate on Greta’s show tonight at 10 PM EST.

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Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.

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Palin: “Death Panel” Three Years Later

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on June 25, 2012

Governor Sarah Palin has once again taken to her Facebook page to remind us that some three years ago she was speaking out against the unconstitutional “Obamacare”.  You may recall that Palin’s remarks about “death panels” were considered to be, at minimum, controversial and by some an out-and-out lie.  As time went by and we learned more about the monstrosity that is known as the Affordable Care Act, Palin was proven to be absolutely correct in her assessment of rationed care, AKA “death panels”.

At time of writing, we the people are awaiting the decision of the United States Supreme Court with regards to the future of this law.

Posted to Facebook by Palin earlier today:

As we wait for the impending Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, I reiterate what I wrote in my first post on this topic nearly three years ago. I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say.

It was a pretty long post, but a lot of people seem to have only read two words of it: “death panel.” Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these accusers finally saw that Obamacare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about health care funding. It’s called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), and its purpose all along has been to “keep costs down” by actually denying care via price controls and typically inefficient bureaucracy. This subjective rationing of care is what I was writing about in that first post:

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

If the Supreme Court doesn’t strike down Obamacare entirely, then Congress must act to repeal IPAB and Obamacare before it is indeed “too late.” All of Obamacare must go one way or another.

– Sarah Palin

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Palin: “On The Record” Appearance Tonight

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 26, 2012

Greta_SarahGovernor Sarah Palin will appear “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren tonight at 10:00 p.m. on the Fox News Channel at which time she will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act (AKA Obamacare).

 

H/T TpaforSarah

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Lessons From An Etch A Sketch; Video Update

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 26, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

America stands at a crucial place in our history. As we look forward to restoring some kind of sanity to our nation, four candidates remain in the fray to take on President Obama, although one would be hard-pressed to find a journalist reporting this as anything other than a two man race at this point. While many have already crowned Mitt Romney the Republican nominee, I am reminded of what Governor Palin told us over two months ago. She said that, contrary to what some would have us believe, the mainstream media and President Obama actually want to face Romney in the general election. Class warfare specialist that he is, the President is salivating at the chance to depict the front-runner as an out-of-touch elite with no ability to relate to the average, everyday, struggling American. Romney, of course, hasn’t helped himself, as he has provided gaffes for the left to add to their storehouse of ammunition.

Mitt Romney’s achilles heal, Romneycare, became Obamacare, and no one knows that more than President Obama. Romney’s chief weakness is certainly not lost on the President, nor will it be dismissed. When–if–the time becomes right, President Obama will use it masterfully. Can Romney endure?

The truth is many people are simply not sure where Romney stands or even if he’ll be able to stand. The “Etch A Sketch” comment, by Romney top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, adds to that concern. “Who is Mitt Romney?” many people wonder–and we have a right to know. When candidates are struggling to secure an overwhelming majority of voter support, indeed we have that right. This is just one reason I agree both with Governor Palin’s admonitions to vet each candidate carefully and her support for a long, thorough primary process that will diminish the chance of an “October Surprise.”

Now that more and more people are already crowning Romney as the GOP nominee, the Democratic party is wasting no time in exploiting his weaknesses, and Romney gives them some things to work with, making their goal of re-electing President Obama that much more possible, in their assessment. Via The Blaze, check out the video the Democratic National Committee has produced. This is just a taste of what is to come if we allow the GOP establishment, in their zealousness to pick our nominee for us, to prematurely urge this process to a close. It is essential that we look closely for the most principled, consistent conservative who is addressing the most important issues facing America–and in a way that doesn’t leave us vulnerable to an Obama second term. I am inclined to believe that, at the end of the day, most of us agree that each candidate is better than the person now occupying the White House. Governor Palin calls that Anybody But Obama.

Nonetheless, we need to be able to trust our nominee, we need a stark contrast to President Obama, and we need to rally around that person at the conclusion of this primary season. President Obama will unleash a no holds barred, full-throttled attack on the opposition, and nothing will be off limits. Who is best able to take him on while simultaneously upholding true conservative principles and garnering the enthusiasm of fellow Republicans and Independents? Look, I’ve heard enough about presidential hair to last me a lifetime. That won’t save our scalps–or our Republic–come November.

May the process continue…

Here’s the Etch A Sketch video:

Update: Via Sis at Team Sarah, here’s an even more powerfully revealing video:

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Obamacare Ruled Entirely Unconstitutional

Posted by Adrienne Ross on January 31, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Roger Vinson, A U.S. District Judge in Florida, has ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, not part of it either–the whole thing. Many have challenged its constitutionality from the beginning. Governor Palin, for one, has often referred to it as “the mother of all mandates.” Once again, this is America, and in America people cannot be forced to purchase anything. I reported here that U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Virginia ruled that President Obama’s “health-care legislation goes beyond Congress’s powers to regulate interstate commerce.” It did not address other provisions of the bill. Today’s ruling, however, renders the entire bill unconstitutional.

The Conclusion (emphasis added):

The existing problems in our national health care system are recognized by everyone in this case. There is widespread sentiment for positive improvements that will reduce costs, improve the quality of care, and expand availability in a way that the nation can afford. This is obviously a very difficult task. Regardless of how laudable its attempts may have been to accomplish these goals in passing the Act, Congress must operate within the bounds established by the Constitution. Again, this case is not about whether the Act is wise or unwise legislation. It is about the Constitutional role of the federal government.

For the reasons stated, I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the Act with the individual mandate. That is not to say, of course, that Congress is without power to address the problems and inequities in our health care system. The health care market is more than one sixth of the national economy, and without doubt Congress has the power to reform and regulate this market. That has not been disputed in this case. The principal dispute has been about how Congress chose to exercise that power here.30 Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.

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In closing, I will simply observe, once again, that my conclusion in this case is based on an application of the Commerce Clause law as it exists pursuant to the Supreme Court’s current interpretation and definition. Only the Supreme Court (or a Constitutional amendment) can expand that.

Read more here.

This is not over. It will be challenged and will probably go all the way to the Supreme Court. It’s good to know, however, that the Constitution still matters in this country. Had the Obama administration listened to the American people, and to Governor Palin who called it early–rather than choosing to ram health care down our throats in this manner–things could have been vastly different.

(h/t Whitney)

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