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Mark Helprin: Psalm 23, Newly Revised According to Modern Principles - WSJ

Fear not the Chinois, whose power waxes as ours wanes, for someday thy children’s children shall journey over the sea that Obama hath made recede, west of the land of Geffen and Famous Amos, to build railroads for Beijing. Then the Third World will have inherited the earth, and the strong will have been laid low, which is good, and which is also the Democratic platform.

Verily, we should be like the meek of the earth, and follow the commands of the President, the Amalekites, the EPA, and the IRS, which taketh our money, which is good, for we know not what to do with it. And Obama does, for you did not buildeth that. Once, we were slaves in the land of Reagan (and if you attributeth the “Reagan” deficits to increased military spending and lowered tax rates, tryeth accounting for the changes in military expenditure and tax revenues in the Reagan years, for, lo, when combined they yieldeth a surplus). Then, we were sinners, in spending our own money for what we thought was our own good. But now we are free, for the President spendeth it for us, and He maketh miracles, for, lo, He roasteth invisible chickens, and, lo, He spendeth money that existeth not, that Bernanke printeth. And, lo, it buys us stuff, for now.
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This is hilarious, read the whole thing.

The Number of Tax Increases Obama Has Proposed Since Taking Office May Even Surprise His Opponents

According to Norquist’s organization, the number of Obama’s proposed tax increases per year is as follows:
79 tax increases for FY 2010
52 tax increases for FY 2011
47 tax increases for FY 2012
34 tax increases for FY 2013
137 tax increases for FY 2014
93 tax increases for FY 2015
Moreover, these numbers don’t reflect the tobacco tax hike Obama signed into law on the sixteenth day of his presidency. And he’s made it clear that he’s looking for more.
When asked during an interview with Men’s Health in 2009 about the idea of a national tax on soda and sugary drinks, Obama said, “I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring.”

Huffington Post: Obamacare Victims Are Real

The piece, titled “How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors,” breaks from the Huffington Post’s usual embrace of Obamacare and features the voices of Covered California customers who are already dissatisfied with the health insurance they bought through the Covered California exchange.
“My insurance is pretty useless,” 35-year-old new Los Angeles mother Ruth Iorio told HuffPo. “I don’t know what to do. I may just drop it for myself and keep my son on it. It’s really depressing.”
Iorio says her Obamacare plan is worthless because after over a dozen calls, she still cannot find doctors who accept her Obamacare plan who are also practicing in a hospital that accepts her coverage. Prior to buying through the California Obamacare exchange Iorio had an individual Blue Shield plan that cost less and covered a wide array of doctors and hospitals. Iorio’s plan is so bad that after giving birth to her son she learned her Obamacare plan did not cover her UCLA ob-gyn, forcing her to pay out of pocket.
“I’m paying $500 a month and every doctor I’m calling is saying, ‘No, I can’t see you,’” said Iorio.
She added, “I feel like a second-class citizen.”
Iorio is not alone, reports the Huffington Post. Another woman, Noam Friedlander, 40, needed back surgery for a herniated disc and thought her Obamacare plan would cover the costs. But after spending “days on the phone, hours on hold, making dozens of calls across Southern California, trying to match a surgeon with a hospital that would both be covered,” Friedlander came to a stark realization.

It Begins… Top Iranian General: Obama’s Threats Are “Joke of the Year” | The Gateway Pundit

President Barack Obama is a “low-IQ US president,” whose threat to launch a military offensive should nuclear talks fail is an oft-cited punchline in the Islamic Republic, particularly among children, an Iranian general said on Tuesday

“The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

President Who Lied About Obamacare Demands Businesses Not Tell Truth About Obamacare Firings | Independent Journal Review

The practical effect of this is purely political – businesses will of course fire employees whenever Obamacare is too onerous to remain profitable, but they simply won’t be able to tell anyone about it, under penalty of perjury from the IRS.

How great is that? It’s not like the IRS has been known for, oh I don’t know, going after the political opponents of the regal president in the immediate past, right?

So what the Republicans said would happen under the simplest, most easily understandable laws of free market economics is so likely to happen that the administration has to threaten businesses to shut up about it, or face the wrath of the highly partisan IRS.

But hey, don’t worry about all that confusing stuff, comrade, because the administration assures us that it’s not a BFD:

Officials stressed that the latest reprieve applies to a relatively small percentage of employers — albeit companies that employ millions of workers.

Oh. Just millions of jobs? Well then, let’s focus on more important things, like bridge closings.

California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away

The Los Angeles Times reports that once Obamacare customers navigate the confusing websites and pay the (often higher) premiums, they face a new problem: many doctors do not accept Obamacare insurance policies. It tells the story of a cancer patient who was turned away at the oncologist’s office, and was only seen by a doctor once state regulators came to her rescue. Her story is not alone: millions will face the same problem.
There are two reasons patients will be turned away: one that President Barack Obama hid, and one that he lied about. The first is that there is a shortage of doctors. There simply are not enough doctors (or nurses) to see a population of patients that grows bigger, suddenly, by some 30 million people (in theory). The second reason: insurance companies have to cut certain doctors and hospitals out of their plans in order to keep prices within a reasonable range while still covering all the things the law requires. So you can’t necessarily “keep your doctor.”

Surprise: California Hires Convicted Felons to Administer Obamacare - Guy Benson

At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes. Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy. Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.

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God, just listening to his opening statement makes me sick! Where is he getting his "facts"?? I work in the oil industry. What we produce goes to foreign countries and CAN'T RETURN TO THE US AFTER REFINING!! It does no good for any of us :(

In his defense, he is a moron.

He just reads the speech they prepare for him.

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