U.S. Supreme Court rules Obamacare taxpayer funded subsidies are constitutional

Yesterday, June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that it is constitutional for the government to subsidize American’s health insurance premiums. The case was King et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. where the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being challenged as being unconstitutional. More specifically the case surrounded as to whether the subsidies could be provided by the federal government to residents of states that did not set up health care exchanges.

The ACA (commonly referred to as Obamacare) forces the government and employers of certain employees to pay for American’s health insurance premiums paid to insurance companies. As expected, health care stocks went through the roof on the stock market yesterday as now hospitals and insurance companies are guaranteed a large number of additional customers paid for by the American taxpayers. Nearly 9 million Americans receive an average of $272 per month subsidy to pay for their health insurance premiums.

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Barack Obama furthers his efforts to divide American society by calling hard working Americans "lottery winners"

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“And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show.” This is the statement from Barack Obama earlier this week (see below) when he furthered his attempt to divide the wealthy and the poor. Specifically, Obama was speaking about the wealthiest Americans; however, he fails to credit the hard work, integrity, risk and sacrifice many of those individuals endured to get where they are – whether hedge fund managers, real estate investors, business owners or technology company founders. Obama was not describing silver spooned inheritance driven Americans, he was describing America’s financiers — and his statement completely dismisses and discredits their hard work. The statement comes from forcing more wealthy Americans to pay more to subsidize the failing government school system.

Obama states in his comments, that he does not find the wealthy “evil” but does want the top 5 percent of Americans to pay more than the 50%+ in taxes than they are now. Utilizing government doublespeak he said about hedge fund managers, “I’m saying, that you’re a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 per year. You pretty much have more than you will ever be able to use and more than your family will ever be able to use; there’s a fairness issue involved here.”

Obama’s statement implies the wealthiest Americans don’t work for the money they have earned Obama also should have mentioned that, from a global perspective, all Americans are lottery winners simply due to the country we were fortunate enough to be born — a capitalistic society that rewards hard work. Big time Obama supporter, Warren Buffett himself, has said, “I won the lottery the day I emerged from the womb by being in the United States instead of in some other country where my chances would have been way different.” Buffett also astutely states that being born in America will get you so far on its own — it is what you do with it that matters. He is a strong believer in hard work, integrity, hiring quality people and a strong sense of economics is what makes businesses successful. He does leave out a cozy relationship with the right people in Washington, D.C. as Buffett utilizes a healthy dose of crony capitalism for profit.

I wonder if Obama would call hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones a “lottery winner?” Jones is a major philanthropist and is the founder of  the Robin Hood Foundation. It does work the government will not do or better yet, cannot do. I do not need to wonder if Obama would call the Koch Brothers “lottery winners.” I believe he would, even though, through hard work, the brothers have transformed their father’s business into the second largest private corporation in America while donating hundreds of millions of their own money to quality charities. Would Obama call Wayne Huizenga a “lottery winner?”

The simple point is when Barack Obama makes statements like these, he ignores and trivializes the heroic efforts of the American business person. He ignores the tremendous number of hours people put into their businesses and the sacrifices they endure to succeed. The result of their success is job production, more money for taxes and more money for charities. Belittling these Americans is shameful as their contributions they have made to America has brought this country to be the leading financial center of the world.

Perhaps, a change to the tax system is in order to make it fairer for everyone. Perhaps the FairTax may be the best option for America and it would eliminate the tax argument of the rich versus the poor.

Barack Obama furthers his efforts to divide American society by calling hard working Americans “lottery winners”

obama

“And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show.” This is the statement from Barack Obama earlier this week (see below) when he furthered his attempt to divide the wealthy and the poor. Specifically, Obama was speaking about the wealthiest Americans; however, he fails to credit the hard work, integrity, risk and sacrifice many of those individuals endured to get where they are – whether hedge fund managers, real estate investors, business owners or technology company founders. Obama was not describing silver spooned inheritance driven Americans, he was describing America’s financiers — and his statement completely dismisses and discredits their hard work. The statement comes from forcing more wealthy Americans to pay more to subsidize the failing government school system.

Obama states in his comments, that he does not find the wealthy “evil” but does want the top 5 percent of Americans to pay more than the 50%+ in taxes than they are now. Utilizing government doublespeak he said about hedge fund managers, “I’m saying, that you’re a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 per year. You pretty much have more than you will ever be able to use and more than your family will ever be able to use; there’s a fairness issue involved here.”

Obama’s statement implies the wealthiest Americans don’t work for the money they have earned Obama also should have mentioned that, from a global perspective, all Americans are lottery winners simply due to the country we were fortunate enough to be born — a capitalistic society that rewards hard work. Big time Obama supporter, Warren Buffett himself, has said, “I won the lottery the day I emerged from the womb by being in the United States instead of in some other country where my chances would have been way different.” Buffett also astutely states that being born in America will get you so far on its own — it is what you do with it that matters. He is a strong believer in hard work, integrity, hiring quality people and a strong sense of economics is what makes businesses successful. He does leave out a cozy relationship with the right people in Washington, D.C. as Buffett utilizes a healthy dose of crony capitalism for profit.

I wonder if Obama would call hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones a “lottery winner?” Jones is a major philanthropist and is the founder of  the Robin Hood Foundation. It does work the government will not do or better yet, cannot do. I do not need to wonder if Obama would call the Koch Brothers “lottery winners.” I believe he would, even though, through hard work, the brothers have transformed their father’s business into the second largest private corporation in America while donating hundreds of millions of their own money to quality charities. Would Obama call Wayne Huizenga a “lottery winner?”

The simple point is when Barack Obama makes statements like these, he ignores and trivializes the heroic efforts of the American business person. He ignores the tremendous number of hours people put into their businesses and the sacrifices they endure to succeed. The result of their success is job production, more money for taxes and more money for charities. Belittling these Americans is shameful as their contributions they have made to America has brought this country to be the leading financial center of the world.

Perhaps, a change to the tax system is in order to make it fairer for everyone. Perhaps the FairTax may be the best option for America and it would eliminate the tax argument of the rich versus the poor.

NEW CAMPAIGN: 28 pages that could change the world

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AND THIS FROM JIM BABKA of DOWNSIZE DC:

Bush & Obama kept a secret from you; a key ally may have helped the 9/11 terrorists. Re-Tweet this.

Some current and former members of Congress are under a gag order. They cannot say what they know about the 9/11 attacks.

This goes back to 2002. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees investigated the 9/11 attacks. But…

* President Bush censored 28 pages of the final report.
* President Obama hasn’t released those pages even after promising he would.

The few members of Congress who’ve read the pages swore not to reveal their contents. But they say a U.S. “ally” was involved in the 9-11 attacks.

Should Congress find out more before it continues to fund the War on Terror?

Do families of 9/11 victims deserve to know what’s in those pages?

Do you?

If you say “yes” to these questions, tell Congress to demand that the President declassify the pages through DownsizeDC.org’s new “Release the Censored 9/11 Pages” campaign.

The hard-wired message says…

Pass H. Res. 14, urging the president to release 28 censored pages regarding the 9/11 attacks.

You may borrow from or edit these additional comments…

I also want you to demand personal access to read the 28 pages for yourself. Here’s what your colleagues who read them have said…

Rep. Walter Jones (http://1.usa.gov/1Fc7mX4): “[T]he information contained in the redacted pages is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American public.”

Rep. Thomas Massie (http://bit.ly/1qDpbFD): “I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history…it’s that fundamental.”

Former Sen. Bob Graham (http://bit.ly/1z9TTZb): “The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier.”

Could it be that 9/11 was really an act of WAR by a foreign State?

If so…

The “War on Terror” is based on LIES.

You must get to the bottom of this. That means…

Before you spend one more dime on surveillance at home and attacks abroad, DEMAND that the censored 28 pages be released.

PASS H. Res. 14!

–END OF LETTER–

Send your letter using DownsizeDC.org’s Educate the Powerful System.

Taking any stance on 9/11 earns you trouble. I know, because I lost two valued friends over it. Remarkably, their positions were polar opposites! So I know lots of folks won’t like what I wrote today. They’ll leave us.

That’s why, today, it’s just not enough to send a letter to Congress, as crucial as that is! We need your financial support, so that we can keep taking firm and principled stands like this.

Please, make a generous donation today, because we’re in danger of running a deficit this month. At our current pace, we’ll be nearly $2,000 shy of what we need to pay April’s bills. Someone reading this, right now, could cover the whole thing. But it will probably require a group of people, contributing various amounts, to get the job done.

And we’ll continue to stand tall if you’ll stand behind us.

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

SNL takes on President Obama and his Executive Order on Immigration

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Here is the video link: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/capitol-hill-cold-open/2830152