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.
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.
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.”
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.
As per usual, this completely ignores all the lies about foreign policy, Syria and Iran. Those were plentiful as well.
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 :(
An unprecedented abuse of powers. Worse than Richard Nixon. The most un-American president in the history of the nation. The words of an arch-conservative? Hardly. The warnings of a liberal icon.
Nat Hentoff, historian, novelist and syndicated columnist, is not a fan of Barack Obama. In fact, Hentoff says it’s time to consider impeachment — citing Obama’s tendency to resort to the executive order whenever his proposals are rejected by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of power. Never before in our history has a president done these things.”