Sebelius – Obamacare opponents like those opposed to civil rights

The HHS Secretary, Sebelius, speaking before the NAACP convention in Orlando, Florida stated that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 60’s. She is comparing those who oppose America’s eventual one-size-fits-all socialized medicine; even those with half-a-brain who can see this program will cost hundreds of billions more than is being spent now on healthcare, with those who opposed civil rights. Weren’t Congressional Republicans, who now oppose Obamacare to a person,...

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Illinois, Chicago, Springfield and state Medicaid all corrupt

Illinois is notorious for government corruption. Since 1976, the state has the third highest corruption convictions in the nation, including four out of the last 7 governors. Chicago has been called “the most corrupt city in America.” A report by the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Better Government Association revealed that 150 top Cook County officials have been convicted in public corruption cases. So it should come as no surprise that a program such as the state Medicaid program, which is to provide the base of expansion for...

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Religious Freedom being threatened in America

Catholics are winding down their Fortnight of Freedom, which will conclude on July 4th with the celebration of our Independence and Liberty. We are praying for our Constitutional freedoms, especially Religious Freedom. In a previous post, I stated that Religious Freedom is a fundamental right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which declares, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The government is prohibiting the free exercise of religion with...

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IG reports IRS credit cards used for Wine, Porn, diet pills, plush toys

Apparently line dancing lessons and videos showing IRS employees acting in a Star Trek video, at some of the over 220 personnel training conferences attended in the last three years at a cost of over $50M, aren’t the only thing the IRS wastes money on. The Treasury’s inspector general has now reported that the IRS has wasted additional taxpayer’s dollars using credit cards to make questionable purchases on items ranging from wine to online  pornography. Excerpt: Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers...

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Government can’t adequately project the needs of entitlement programs

There’s bad news for beneficiaries of the Social Security disability payments: The Disability Insurance Trust Fund is expected to run out of money in 2016. At that point, income to the trust fund will cover just 80% of benefits. The Disability Trustees are suggesting that lawmakers could reallocate a portion of the payroll tax from the Social Security retirement program to the disability program but Social Security is also running out of money. The Social Security reserves will be exhausted in 2033 and will cover only 75% of the...

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The U.S. is headed for a two-tiered healthcare system

Canadian doctors have already established private clinics to treat patients who are able to pay for their services in place of the socialized medical system in their country, as I have previously posted. Excerpts: There are howls of outrage coming from the liberal community in Alberta,  Canada. It seems that some doctors, desperate to protect their patients from the  overcrowded and failing socialized medical system in their country, have set up private clinics to treat them. To circumvent Canadian laws,  which prohibit charging for medical...

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