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The amount of lies, distortions and outright Bovine Excrement flung around prior to ObamaCare being passed would have filled-up every landfill on Earth if it were toxic waste.

Come to think of it, it may have actually been toxic waste – but I digress.

More to the point the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, has released a report (pdf file) that lays out the actual cost of ObamaCare.

Note, that’s “actual cost,” as opposed to the Fairy Tale issued by the Congressional Budget Office. You know the one where everything was Unicorns and Lolly-pops where 30 million people could be added to the healthcare rolls at the low, LOW price of – Nothing!.

Now that reality has set-in, and Obama’s bullshit walks, the professional Beancounters have their say:

President Obama’s health care overhaul law will increase the nation’s health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.

How can this be?

During the health care debate President Obama argued that we couldn’t afford not to pass health care reform bill.

Without getting too deep into the weeds here are the main bullet points of the report:

  • By delaying the major spending provisions until 2014, Democrats hid the true 10-year cost of their legislation: “Because of these transition effects and the fact that most of the coverage provisions would be in effect for only 6 of the 10 years of the budget period, the cost estimates shown in this memorandum do not represent a full 10-year cost for the new legislation,” CMS says.
  • Medicare cuts are unlikely to materialize: The CMS report cautions that “it is important to note that the estimated savings shown in this memorandum for one category of Medicare provisions may be unrealistic.” The reason is that if the proposed cuts to payments to hospitals, nursing facilities, and home health agencies go into effect, “roughly 15 percent of Part A providers would become unprofitable within the 10-year projection period…” The only way to resolve this problem would be to prevent the cuts, which in turn would eat up some of the projected savings from the legislation.
  • You can’t double count the Medicare savings: While in theory Medicare Part A cuts would extend solvency of the program by 12 years, the actuary writes, “In practice the improved (Medicare hospital insurance) financing cannot be simultaneously used to finance other Federal outlays (such as the coverage expansions) and to extend the trust fund, despite the appearance of this result from the respective accounting conventions.”
  • The CLASS Act is a ponzi scheme: One of the most under-reported aspects of the new health care legislation was that it creates a smaller new entitlement within the massive entitlement – a program pushed by Ted Kennedy that would allow individuals to purchase long-term care insurance through the government. But the program begins collecting premiums before paying out benefits, making it produce surpluses in the early years that Democrats claimed as deficit savings. However, CMS notes that, “After 2015, as benefits are paid, the net savings from this program will decline; in 2025 and later, projected benefits exceed premium revenues, resulting in a net Federal costs in the longer term.”

Do any of you ObamaBots still want to argue this health care “reform” was about cutting costs as opposed to taking over a large section of the U.S. economy?

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Funny stuff/

The Messiah, to counter the Joe the Plumber firestorm recently said that he had never met a plumber that made 250 thousand dollars.

Setting aside the fact “Joe” never said it, (he was looking at the possibility of owning his own business that would then make that much scratch, in other words obama lied!) Tommy the Plumber has a few choice words for the Messiah:

“I’ve made that,” said Tommy Kimmons, owner of Kimmons Plumbing. “I know a lot of other plumbers that have made more than that. We are already taxed to the death and you want to throw some more on us, especially in these economical times. People are going to be laying people off.”

As long as I’m making introductions, Messiah, meet Dave the Building Contractor.

Dave McCartney of McCartney Improvement Co. in Davenport, argued Obama’s tax policies would hurt small businesses like his.

McCartney said higher taxes on his profits cut back on the money he has to invest in new equipment and to expand his business or hire more people.

The company employs 13 full-time employees as well as additional sub-contractors.

“The economy’s already starting to slow, and we’re feeling it,” McCartney said.

McCartney also said a mandate that small businesses provide health care to their workers could cause him to trim his work force, a characterization of Obama’s health care plan that the campaign said was false.

The Obama campaign said Obama’s plan would not require small businesses to provide health care coverage to their workers.

As expected some nitwit in the Messiah’s campaign blew over anything directly related to what McCartney has to say and let lose with usual bilge of talking points we’ve heard a thousand times – times ten.

“Barack Obama understands the challenges facing hardworking Iowans like me,” Friedhof said. “As president, he will cut taxes for 95 percent of all workers and help small businesses succeed in this struggling economy. While John McCain wants to continue President Bush’s tax cuts for big corporations and their wealthy CEOs, Barack Obama will cut taxes for middle class families.”

Friedhof, you can take that crapola and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine, and Messiah talking points reside.

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Barack Obama’s promise to unilaterally rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Canada and Mexico won’t go along with his ideas on labor and the environment have fallen on deaf Canadian ears.

In short… the Canucks are telling The Messiah, screw you! We’ll send all our exports to the EU.

P.S. BTW Messiah, you can also take your planned “carbon crackdown” (READ: Massive tax increase) and stick it up your rosy-pink ass.

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“Senator Obama does not have sufficient leadership experience, nor has he been tested in difficult times,” said Mark W. Erwin, a Democrat and former Hillary Clinton supporter who is a co-chairman of Former U.S. Ambassadors for McCain/Palin. Erwin was ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius.

And a Democrat to boot.

And only 1 0f 100.

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It appears as though the ObamaMessiah camp is looking to add some “substance” to the lie about Gov. Palin charging victims for police department use of rape kits.

Jonathon Martin of Politicico reports:

Barack Obama’s campaign earlier this month sought to find a rape victim to appear in a campaign commercial, according to an e-mail obtained by Politico.

Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, served as a conduit between the campaign and victims and women’s advocates.

“Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script but presumably it will be a brief ‘this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'” Steward wrote in a Sept. 15 e-mail. “Again, that’s just my assumption, given how these things
usually go.”

Steward, a former top aide to Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), said the Obama campaign would have a crew in Washington and was hoping to film that week.

She didn’t respond to a message.

The Obama campaign wouldn’t detail the strategy behind finding an individual to discuss such a sensitive topic but did suggest the ad may be aimed at underscoring their candidate’s support for abortion rights and ongoing effort to retain those women who backed Hillary Clinton in the primary.

“Choice is an important issue, and we’re going to continue talking about it in battleground states through the election,” said spokesman Bill Burton.

I guess the hacks at the wheel of the Messiah’s campaign haven’t read the email that thoroughly debunks the Palin myth.

Not that it matters much to these asswipes, but I do have one question for them: Why an Alaskan victim?

Shouldn’t any rape victims coerced asked to participate in this type ad carry more weight with the public if she was a resident in one of the battleground states?

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The anti-Palin lunatics know no bounds – really. A bar owner in Chicago paints a nude picture of Sarah Palin using his daughter as the model.

The four-foot-tall oil painting depicts the current governor of Alaska standing atop a polar bear-skin rug in her living room, nude, except for a pair of red stiletto heels and her trademark eyeglasses. In the picture she leans on an automatic rifle while beaming a megawatt smile. Behind her, a window looks out onto a pristine Alaska landscape, complete with a moose that has just ambled into the frame.

“It’s been very successful,” Elliott said, “Generally what I do is sex, but I think I’m going to do a little more politics.”

“My daughter is a heck of a stand-in for Sarah Palin. She can even do the voice,” he said.

In the least shocking statement of the day, Elliott said he’s “pulling for Barack Obama in the election.”

Frankly “Mr.” Elliott, looking at the image of your daughter she’s at least 50% heavier than Palin in the weight department, that’s some stand-in. When asked what it was like posing nude before her father Grace “proudly informs” onlookers, “He changed my diapers,” she said with a shrug. “Think about it like that.”

You’re both a couple partisan lunatics, who would go bat-shit crazy if someone did the same to Rep. Pelosi, think about it like that!

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A German toymaker has paid the ultimate tribute to presidential hopeful Barack Obama by immortalizing him in the form of a collector’s doll. But the maker of the mini-Obama admits that it was tricky to get the skin tone correct.

Obama DollExpert German dollmaker Marcel Offermann has garnered much media attention in the past with his dolls of famous people such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Benedict XVI, the Dalai Lama and Lady Diana. Now he is paying tribute to the latest political figure to make history: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The Barack Obama doll is available in a limited edition of 999 and costs €139 ($216). The 36-centimeter (14-inch doll) sports a black suit, complete with a Stars-and-Stripes lapel pin, a white shirt and Obama’s trademark sky-blue tie. Offermann, who runs a doll hospital in the western German city of Neuss near Düsseldorf, explained that he chose the sky-blue tie because Obama wears it at 80 percent of his campaign appearances. “We originally wanted the doll to have rolled-up shirt sleeves but that wasn’t practical,” he told SPIEGEL ONLINE Tuesday.

However it was difficult to replicate the attention to detail given to the clothing when it came to the doll’s head. Offermann explained that he was forced to adapt an off-the-shelf black doll’s head for his tribute to Obama, which is his first attempt at making a black doll.

Offermann did, however, lighten the standard skin color of the doll’s head. “We tried to make it even lighter so that it would look more like Obama, but then it didn’t look so good,” he said. “So we said, let’s stick with this skin tone.”Related articles by Zemanta

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The New York Daily News buried this story on page A22 so you have to give USA Today some credit for publishing somewhere other than their obit page.

European and Asian companies are beating their American rivals into Iraq now that security has improved the investment climate, Iraq and U.S. officials say.

“It’s starting to turn … and the people who are getting in on the ground floor are not American,” said Paul Brinkley, the Pentagon official who is leading U.S. efforts to help Iraq rebuild its economy. “It’s ironic.”

Foreign companies, including U.S. investors, have committed to deals worth about $500 million so far this year and Brinkley expects at least $1 billion in foreign investment by the end of the year.

So far, Romanian consortium and a Lebanese company have signed revenue-sharing deals with Iraqi state-owned cement factories. Each group will invest about $150 million.

China has also aggressively pursued the Iraqi market, selling machinery to the government and electronic products to consumers.

Gee, does this mean someone was full of more shit than a Christmas fruitcake in declaring the “war lost” over a year ago?

Does it mean Rep. Pelosi Rep. Felosi was not just incorrect but a blithering idiot when she said the war was “failure” as little as 4 months ago?

Why yes, yes it does!

And what of all those Benchmarks the democraps were all in a tizzy about?

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So Barack ObamaMessiah is the Democrat Party’s anointed one. The road block that finally clipped the wings of a Clinton from getting what that terrible twosome wanted, another shot at screwing up the country.

Not to mention a few interns along the way.

So what does the ObamaMessiah do on the very day he clinches his date with destiny? (or infamy if things prove out as I suspect they will)

Why he commits ignorant error #3,498,092 by naming three nitwits as some type of vetting service to the campaign for the purpose of selecting a vice president.

His choice of Eric Holder, Jim Johnson and Caroline Kennedy raises three more reasons to question ObamaMessiah’s judgement if not his sanity.

Eric Holder was the #2 man under Janet Reno during the Clinton years an era in Justice Department history that can be arguably called the most corrupt ever.

Holder was the point man that in effect gave Slick Willy the go ahead to pardon Marc Rich who at the time was on the FBI’s ten most wanted list and later was discovered to be heavily involved in the U.N’s. Oil for Food scandal in Iraq.

Jim Johnson come to this search committee with a fair amount of baggage himself if for no other reasons than he continually picks losers as VP candidates. Johnson helped John Kerry pick John Edwards in 2004, and Walter Mondale select Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. That’s not exactly a good resume if applying for a job on a VP selection committee but I guess mediocre is good enough for ObamaMessiah.

Johnson is a former Fannie Mae CEO and that firm was steeped in scandal during his tenure.

And finally that brings me to Caroline Kennedy and her addition to this “illustrious group.”

What she brings to the table I haven’t clue #1 other than she’s a KENNEDY and part of that whole Camelot myth that surrounds that clan of drunks and assassinated politicians. Other than that she has zero experience with electoral politics.

Put another way ObamaMessiah in selecting Caroline has chosen star power over substance. A pretty consistent problem for the man that learned his politics at the knee of some of Chicago’s old style politicians that are more flash than substance and in far too many cases corrupt as hell.

And I have to note with just the slightest bit of hilarity ObamaMessiah’s minions should take a closer look at what they are following lemming-like, instead of the hopey and changeful candidate he’s every bit the consummate Washington D.C. politician embracing wach and every slimebag that will somehow help him get his foot in the door of the Oval Office.Related articles

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According to the AP, an always questionable source, “Barack Obama is resigning a 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by former pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.”

Campaign communications director Robert Gibbs said Obama had submitted a letter of resignation to the church and would discuss his decision in a session with reporters later Saturday.

I find it interesting he would not only quit but also in not mentioning the latest “reverend eruption” that occurred at the Church in the last couple of days.

So which is it ObamaMessiah? The 20 years of hatred spewed forth at the church, or getting caught still supporting this so-called “church” after another “reverand eruption?”

After soaking up all that racist, hateful rhetoric for 20 years, all of a sudden he professes to disagree with the teachings? Oh – that’s right… he never heard those sermons. Seems like ObamaMesiah has a bad case of Attention Deficit Disorder.

Not to mention being as transparent as a saran wrap business suit, as he finally had to toss the “church” under the bus for fear of losing more votes.

ObamaMessiah, the consummate politician, just like all the rest.Related articles

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