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Social Security to adjust up 1.5%, smallest in 38 years. Originally published: October 30, 2013 11:03 AM.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  

Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
WASHINGTON – Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday.
The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. It is small because consumer prices haven’t gone up much in the past year.
The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that was released Wednesday morning.
The COLA affects benefits for more than one-fifth of the country. In addition to Social Security payments, it affects benefits for millions of disabled veterans, federal retirees and people who get Supplemental Security Income, the disability program for the poor.
The amount of wages subject to Social Security taxes is also going up. Social Security is funded by a 12.4 percent tax on the first $113,700 in wages earned by a worker, with half paid by employers and the other half withheld from workers’ pay.
The wage threshold will increase to $117,000 next year, the Social Security Administration said. Wages above the threshold are not subject to Social Security taxes.
About 165 million workers pay Social Security taxes. About 10 million earn wages above the threshold, the agency said.
Social Security pays retired workers an average of $1,272 a month. A 1.5 percent raise comes to about $19.
“By providing protection against inflation, the COLA helps beneficiaries of all ages maintain their standard of living, keeping many from falling into poverty,” said AARP executive vice president Nancy LeaMond. “The COLA announced today is vital to millions, but at an average of just $19 per month, it will quickly be consumed by the rising costs of basic needs like food, utilities and health care.”
The COLA announcement had been scheduled for two weeks ago. It was delayed because the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not issue the inflation report for September during the partial government shutdown.
Since 1975, annual Social Security raises have averaged just over 4 percent. Next year will mark only the seventh time the COLA has been less than 2 percent, including several recent ones. This year’s increase was 1.7 percent. There was no COLA in 2010 or 2011 because inflation was too low.
In some years, part of COLA has been erased by an increase in Medicare Part B premiums, which are deducted automatically from Social Security payments. But Medicare announced Monday that Part B premiums, which cover doctor visits, will stay the same in 2014, at $104.90 a month for most seniors.
By law, the cost-of-living adjustment is based on the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers, a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It measures price changes for food, housing, clothing, transportation, energy, medical care, recreation and education.
The COLA is calculated by comparing consumer prices in July, August and September each year to prices in the same three months from the previous year. If prices go up over the course of the year, benefits go up, starting with payments delivered in January.
Lower prices for gasoline are helping keep inflation low, said Polina Vlasenko, a research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped over the past year from $3.53 to about $3.28, according to the automotive club AAA. Overall transportation costs have dropped by 2 percent in the past year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Prices for food and beverages have gone up by 1.4 percent, while clothing costs have gone up by 0.7 percent.
Automatic COLAs were adopted so that benefits for people on fixed incomes would keep pace with rising prices. Some advocates for older Americans, however, complain that the COLA sometimes falls short, especially for people with high medical costs.
Over the past year, medical costs went up less than in previous years but still outpaced other consumer prices, rising 2.4 percent, according to the government report. Housing costs went up 2.3 percent.

Gallup: Obama Approval Falls to 39 Percent, Lowest Ever. By Cathy Burke

President Obama’s approval rating has fallen below 40 percent for the first time in two years, a Gallup poll showed Tuesday.

In its daily poll documenting a three-day average, Obama’s job approval rating is now at 39 percent. Fifty-three percent disapprove of his job performance. The poll’s margin of error is 3 percentage points.

The last time the president’s approval rating was that low was the summer of 2011, according to Gallup’s numbers. 

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Nearly a year ago — the week before Christmas — his approval rating was close to 60 percent.

Obama’s latest numbers were reported after a tough few days for him and his administration.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before Congress last week on the technical issues plaguing ObamaCare website, HealthCare.gov.

The president has also received sharp criticism from Republicans for not honoring the promise he made to Americans before in the run-up to the healthcare reform law’s passage and his 2012 reelection campaign. 

“If you like your healh plan, you can keep it,” Obama previously said.

Some insurance companies, however, have been forced to send cancellation noticesto their subscribers as part of ObamaCare’s guidelines. As a result, the president has had to tweak that comment at healthcare rallies touting the new marketplace.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll last week documented Obama’s approval rating at 42 percent, an all-time low in their decades of polling. 

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Real Unemployment Rate Is 13.6 Percent And Can Only Get Worse. Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 09:32 AMBy Peter Morici Twitter @pmorici1

The Labor Department on Friday is expected to report the economy added 120,000 jobs in October, below the 148,000 recorded in September and the trend for months prior. 
Unemployment should remain about 7.2 percent. 
The government shutdown and uncertainty about its precise impact on the data cloud  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates and forecasters’ projections. 
However, a slowing economy is having a more significant, damaging effect on the jobs outlook.
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Since January, 456,000 additional Americans report working part-time, while only 525,000 more say they obtained full-time positions. 
In large measure, the part-time economy is driven by a weak economy, Obamacare health insurance coverage mandates, and a large supply of immigrant workers. All push down wages in industries like construction, retailing and restaurants, and widen income inequality. 
Importantly, housing and auto sales have flattened. In both sectors, producers have emphasized higher priced offerings with more features to boost profits. These strategies are now up against higher interest rates, nervousness about future stock market gains and a sense that western economies are unable to break out of their funk. 
Also, the financial and legal sectors continue to restructure, in part reflecting postfinancial crisis expectations for permanently slower growth. Dodd-Frank regulations are compelling many small-town and regional banks to combine and cut jobs. 
Big banks face huge settlements in litigation with the Justice Department and federal regulatory agencies regarding mortgage-backed securities and other issues surrounding the financial crisis and more recent abuses, such as in foreign-exchange trading.
Furloughed government workers have received back pay; however, a robust recovery in retail sales is not expected. The upcoming holiday sales will not be much better than last year.
Forecasters expect the Commerce Department to report the economy grew at about 2 percent in the third quarter, down from 2.5 in the second. Commerce will release its flash gross domestic product (GDP) estimate on Thursday, but it may be subject to wide fluctuations in revised reports during the next several weeks. 
Not surprising, businesses across the economy remain cautious about adding additional full-time employees. Particularly hard hit are older workers seeking employment, whose added benefits costs would drive up group insurance rates, and the long-term unemployed, who carry steep training costs when hired. Many in these categories have quit looking for work altogether until conditions improve.
Recent graduates are taking unpaid internships and part-time jobs to meet minimal living expenses, and putting off marriage and household formation. These dampen housing, furniture and appliance sales and employment. 
Were the percentage of adults working or looking for work today the same as when the recovery began, the unemployment rate would be an estimated 9.8 percent.
Adding discouraged adults, who have quit looking for work altogether, and part-timers who want full-time employment, the unemployment rate is 13.6 percent. 
Even with more full-time positions, the pace of jobs creation is well short of the estimated 360,000 needed each month to lower unemployment to 6 percent over three years. That pace would require GDP growth in the range of 4 percent to 5 percent. 
Stronger growth is possible. Four years into the Reagan recovery, after a deeper recession than President Barack Obama inherited, GDP was advancing at a 5.1 percent annual pace, and jobs creation was robust.
Unnecessary oil imports and trade deficits on manufactured products from China and other Asian countries tax demand for U.S. goods and services, slow growth and subtract more than 4 million jobs. 
Absent U.S. policies to develop readily available oil offshore and in Alaska, and effectively confront Asian governments about purposefully undervalued currencies and protectionism, the trade deficit will continue to steal growth and American jobs. 
The increased cost and slow pace of regulatory reviews curb investment spending. Robust assessments necessary to protect consumers and the environment must be at minimum cost and timely to add genuine value. Otherwise, excessive compliance costs send jobs to Asia and impose great social costs.
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Absent smarter energy, trade and regulatory policies, slow growth and high unemployment are becoming permanent.
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Problems and excuses mount for Obamacare
By Washington Times (DC) November 6, 2013 6:57 am   
       
The systemwide defects in Obamacare mounted, from compounding enrollment problems to soaring insurance cancellations to breaches of privacy, as the Obama administration struggled to contain the political damage and repair its laughingstock health care website.
The number of people receiving cancellation notices from their insurers rose to more than 3.5 million, in spite of President Obama’s debunked pledge that Americans could keep their plans if they liked them.
Mr. Obama’s subsequent reassurances that people who lose coverage can “just shop around” is increasingly a dead end for consumers who can’t access the government’s malfunctioning website or can’t get their applications processed via non-electronic options recommended by the president.
A newly released government memo shows administration officials knew as early as Oct. 11 that it was misleading for Mr. Obama and his aides to urge consumers to apply on paper for insurance because the paper applications were “all stuck in the same queue” because of website crashes. But 10 days later, Mr. Obama held an event in the White House Rose Garden touting the advantages of applying on paper to circumvent the website glitches.
The White House offered the defense Monday that consumers who fill out paper forms aren’t kept waiting for the website to work, even if they are unaware that their applications can’t be processed right away.
“The paperwork is filled out for them and the process is taken over from there,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
As the health care program’s problems deepened, Mr. Obama scheduled a trip to Dallas for Wednesday to praise volunteers at an Obamacare call center who are “helping consumers learn about and enroll in quality, affordable health insurance plans,” the White House said. The president is expected again to defend a law that is getting harder to defend by the day.
The HealthCare.gov website, which enrolled only 248 people in its first three days of operation, now is being taken down four hours per day so high-tech troubleshooters can work on fixing it. The site won’t be available from 1-5 a.m. EST each day until the problems are corrected, the Department of Health and Human Services said.
“Additional down times may be possible as we work to make things better,” the agency said.
Users who attempted to start the registration process Monday afternoon were greeted by the now-familiar message: “The system is down at the moment.”
Contractors and officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the site experienced a 90-minute outage that started at 12:40 p.m. and that additional outages are likely as they try to make the online portal accessible for the “vast majority of users” by the end of the month.
“This is a natural part of the process,” said Andy Slavitt, executive vice president of a company that owns Quality Software Services Inc., which has been chosen to oversee repairs.
CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said the website is “fixable” and some consumers are able to enroll, so there is no need to take down the site completely as some lawmakers have suggested.
She said paper applications are being processed “as quickly as possible” and offer a benefit to users, despite revelations about their hurdles in the queue, because they bypass the front-end registration process that jammed up the website.
The administration has promised to fix the site by the end of this month. The government wants about 7 million people enrolled for insurance by the end of March, the deadline to buy coverage or face a fine.
Even some states that aren’t participating in the federal government’s health care exchanges are reporting problems. In Maryland, officials said only 4,500 people enrolled in the state- based exchange in October, barely more than 1 percent who visited the website. In Vermont, after a series of glitches, Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, invoked the legal safety mechanism that will give state residents the option of bypassing the state’s $170 million exchange to obtain health insurance for 2014.
Among the multiplying stories of people who are losing their health care plans, some go beyond complaints of rising premiums into the realm of life-and-death struggles. For example, Edie Littlefield Sundby of Southern California, who has battled stage four gallbladder cancer for nearly seven years, said she must give up her high-quality coverage under the law and cannot obtain a comparable plan in California’s exchange, even with the help of a trained Obamacare adviser.
“What happened to the president’s promise, ‘You can keep your health plan’? Or to the promise that ‘You can keep your doctor’?” she wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.”
On Monday night, Mr. Obama added a caveat to the oft-repeated “you-can-keep-it” promise, telling a gathering of supporters in Washington that, “if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.
“We wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you’re grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard,” he said.
Stories also are emerging of consumers’ privacy being compromised, despite administration assurances that submitted information is secure. Justin Hadley, a North Carolina father who logged onto HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health care plan was canceled, discovered an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to people from another state.
Mr. Hadley, who alerted the conservative Heritage Foundation of the problem, was greeted with downloadable letters about eligibility for two people in South Carolina. One of them, lawyer Thomas Dougall of Elgin, S.C., later said he contacted his congressional representatives to have his personal information removed from the government website.
As the scope of the program’s failures came into fuller view, the president and his aides were facing more questions about why Mr. Obama made promises that some senior officials knew he couldn’t keep.
Asked why Mr. Obama repeatedly told the public that people could keep their doctors and their plans, Mr. Carney said “it was not a point of debate that I remember or participated in.”
His predecessor, Robert Gibbs, who left the White House in 2011, said it was wrong for Mr. Obama to have made such promises.
“I don’t recall significant discussions around some of the verbiage on this,” Mr. Gibbs said on MSNBC.
Administration memos provided to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee showed that officials were aware that options for bypassing the website were no speedier than the website itself, a full 10 days before Mr. Obama urged the public to apply for insurance on paper or by calling a toll-free number.
“The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue,” said the notes from an Obama administration meeting on Oct. 11.
A memo from another team meeting on Oct. 15 indicated that Obamacare community organizers known as “navigators” were falling back to the paper applications as a way to save face when the website didn’t work.
“Navigators are seeing people very frustrated and walking away, so they are turning to paper applications to protect their reputations as people in the communities who can help, even though paper applications will not have a quicker result necessarily,” the memo stated.
The website’s repair team has improved its transmission of 834 forms, a vital back-end report that is sent to insurers with information about individuals and their selected plans, Ms. Bataille said.
The notices should reflect the correct date-and-time stamp, health plan ID number and consumer contact information for each transaction.
“All of those things are pieces of content that need to properly be displayed in order for the issuers themselves to then finalize and process their own transaction with the consumer,” Ms. Bataille said.
The systemwide defects in Obamacare mounted Monday, from compounding enrollment problems to soaring insurance cancellations to breaches of privacy, as the Obama administration struggled to contain the political damage and repair its laughingstock health care website.
The number of people receiving cancellation notices from their insurers rose to more than 3.5 million, in spite of President Obama’s debunked pledge that Americans could keep their plans if they liked them.
Mr. Obama’s subsequent reassurances that people who lose coverage can “just shop around” is increasingly a dead end for consumers who can’t access the government’s malfunctioning website or can’t get their applications processed via non-electronic options recommended by the president.
A newly released government memo shows administration officials knew as early as Oct. 11 that it was misleading for Mr. Obama and his aides to urge consumers to apply on paper for insurance because the paper applications were “all stuck in the same queue” because of website crashes. But 10 days later, Mr. Obama held an event in the White House Rose Garden touting the advantages of applying on paper to circumvent the website glitches.
The White House offered the defense Monday that consumers who fill out paper forms aren’t kept waiting for the website to work, even if they are unaware that their applications can’t be processed right away.
“The paperwork is filled out for them and the process is taken over from there,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
As the health care program’s problems deepened, Mr. Obama scheduled a trip to Dallas for Wednesday to praise volunteers at an Obamacare call center who are “helping consumers learn about and enroll in quality, affordable health insurance plans,” the White House said. The president is expected again to defend a law that is getting harder to defend by the day.
The HealthCare.gov website, which enrolled only 248 people in its first three days of operation, now is being taken down four hours per day so high-tech troubleshooters can work on fixing it. The site won’t be available from 1-5 a.m. EST each day until the problems are corrected, the Department of Health and Human Services said.
“Additional down times may be possible as we work to make things better,” the agency said.
Users who attempted to start the registration process Monday afternoon were greeted by the now-familiar message: “The system is down at the moment.”
Contractors and officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the site experienced a 90-minute outage that started at 12:40 p.m. and that additional outages are likely as they try to make the online portal accessible for the “vast majority of users” by the end of the month.
“This is a natural part of the process,” said Andy Slavitt, executive vice president of a company that owns Quality Software Services Inc., which has been chosen to oversee repairs.
CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said the website is “fixable” and some consumers are able to enroll, so there is no need to take down the site completely as some lawmakers have suggested.
She said paper applications are being processed “as quickly as possible” and offer a benefit to users, despite revelations about their hurdles in the queue, because they bypass the front-end registration process that jammed up the website.
The administration has promised to fix the site by the end of this month. The government wants about 7 million people enrolled for insurance by the end of March, the deadline to buy coverage or face a fine.
Even some states that aren’t participating in the federal government’s health care exchanges are reporting problems. In Maryland, officials said only 4,500 people enrolled in the state- based exchange in October, barely more than 1 percent who visited the website. In Vermont, after a series of glitches, Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, invoked the legal safety mechanism that will give state residents the option of bypassing the state’s $170 million exchange to obtain health insurance for 2014.
Among the multiplying stories of people who are losing their health care plans, some go beyond complaints of rising premiums into the realm of life-and-death struggles. For example, Edie Littlefield Sundby of Southern California, who has battled stage four gallbladder cancer for nearly seven years, said she must give up her high-quality coverage under the law and cannot obtain a comparable plan in California’s exchange, even with the help of a trained Obamacare adviser.
“What happened to the president’s promise, ‘You can keep your health plan’? Or to the promise that ‘You can keep your doctor’?” she wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.”
On Monday night, Mr. Obama added a caveat to the oft-repeated “you-can-keep-it” promise, telling a gathering of supporters in Washington that, “if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.
“We wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you’re grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard,” he said.
Stories also are emerging of consumers’ privacy being compromised, despite administration assurances that submitted information is secure. Justin Hadley, a North Carolina father who logged onto HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health care plan was canceled, discovered an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to people from another state.
Mr. Hadley, who alerted the conservative Heritage Foundation of the problem, was greeted with downloadable letters about eligibility for two people in South Carolina. One of them, lawyer Thomas Dougall of Elgin, S.C., later said he contacted his congressional representatives to have his personal information removed from the government website.
As the scope of the program’s failures came into fuller view, the president and his aides were facing more questions about why Mr. Obama made promises that some senior officials knew he couldn’t keep.
Asked why Mr. Obama repeatedly told the public that people could keep their doctors and their plans, Mr. Carney said “it was not a point of debate that I remember or participated in.”
His predecessor, Robert Gibbs, who left the White House in 2011, said it was wrong for Mr. Obama to have made such promises.
“I don’t recall significant discussions around some of the verbiage on this,” Mr. Gibbs said on MSNBC.
Administration memos provided to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee showed that officials were aware that options for bypassing the website were no speedier than the website itself, a full 10 days before Mr. Obama urged the public to apply for insurance on paper or by calling a toll-free number.
“The paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue,” said the notes from an Obama administration meeting on Oct. 11.
A memo from another team meeting on Oct. 15 indicated that Obamacare community organizers known as “navigators” were falling back to the paper applications as a way to save face when the website didn’t work.
“Navigators are seeing people very frustrated and walking away, so they are turning to paper applications to protect their reputations as people in the communities who can help, even though paper applications will not have a quicker result necessarily,” the memo stated.
The website’s repair team has improved its transmission of 834 forms, a vital back-end report that is sent to insurers with information about individuals and their selected plans, Ms. Bataille said.
The notices should reflect the correct date-and-time stamp, health plan ID number and consumer contact information for each transaction.
“All of those things are pieces of content that need to properly be displayed in order for the issuers themselves to then finalize and process their own transaction with the consumer,” Ms. Bataille said.

Samitier:   Asi es la cosa en USA ahora.

¿Vas a tener relaciones sexuales?.. El Govierno te  facilatara los preservativos       
      
     ¿Ya las tuvistes? El Gobierno te ofrece la pastilla  del dia siguiente
      
     ¿Te has quedado embrarazada? …El Gobierno te  facilita el aborto.
      
     Pero tuviste el bebé? …El Gobierno te regala el  cheque para el bebé.
      
     ¿Estas desemplado?….El Gobierno te paga el  “un-employment”  
      
     ¿Eres vago y no te gusta trabajar?…El Gobierno te  concede 
     una “basurita”, becas para tus hijos y una vivienda  social en la que no
     pagarás los servicios básicos (agua, luz,  basura…..)
      
     ¿Eres drogadicto?… El Gobierno te facilita  Metadona
      
     Después de mucho dinero gastado en  ti, tu  sigues jodiendo a la sociedad y 
     vas a la cárcel?… El Gobierno te mantiene  mientras estas dentro y te da el cheque del  
     Welfare para que cuaando salgas no tengas que  buscar trabajo y puedas seguir  robando.
      
     AHORA…..PRUEBA A ESTUDIAR, TRABAJAR, PRODUCIR….A  VER QUE OCURRE!!!!
      
     EL GOBIERNO TE SUBE LOS IMPUESTOS PARA PAGAR TODO  LO ANTERIOR

The United Nation’s Treacherous Assault on our Freedom. By GJWHG / 5 November 2013 / 

The tyrants and dictators at the United Nations will stop at nothing to register, ban and, eventually, confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The U.N. has been working for nearly 15 years to force its gun banning Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on the United States.
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Now, thanks to President Barack Obama, they are closer than ever.
This past June, Obama helped the U.N. pass the ATT, thereby openly inviting the world’s worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, excitedly announced that he and President Obama “look forward to signing it,” which has now been done.
By signing the U.N. gun-ban treaty our government will be placing a ticking time bomb at every American gun owners’ front door.
That’s because once a treaty like the ATT is signed, it never dies. Even if we prevent a two-thirds majority of the U.S. Senate from ratifying the ATT this year, next year or even the year after that, there is nothing to stop a future Senate from dusting off the treaty and ratifying it 10, 20 or even 50 years from now. The text of the treaty specifically states that it “shall be of unlimited duration.”
Despite the half-truths and outright lies coming from the Obama administration, the U.N. and its gun-ban allies in the media, the ATT would potentially create an international gun registration system that could eventually pave the way for the full-blown confiscation of firearms owned by American gun owners.
Specifically, Articles 8, 12 and 15 of the treaty would create international pressure (and the perfect excuse) for signatory nations to compile “records” of all gun owners who purchase firearms imported into their country—and then supply this sensitive private information to governments of exporting countries.
In other words, if you bought a shotgun made by an Italian gun maker, the U.S. government would have an obligation to the international community to keep a record of your purchase. Worse, it could be forced as a condition of continuing to receive exports of Italian firearms to provide this information to the Italian government. This would result in nothing less than international gun registration.

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Amenper: Obamacare.-¿Chacumbele o Karl Marx?

Esta es una pregunta que me hago, y que realmente no sé la respuesta. 
Chacumbele para los que no son cubanos fue una historia folklórica de Cuba sobre un individuo que el mismito se mató.
Lo que está sucediendo con el Obamacare era predecible.
No había que leer la ley, solamente las regulaciones que imponían a las compañías de seguros para saber que millones de personas iban a perder su seguro de salud. 
Obama y los demócratas del senado tenían que saber que esto iba a pasar.
Tuvieron la oportunidad en el senado de que se modificaran las regulaciones, votaron unánimemente en contra. ¿Se mataron como Chacumbele? 
Sabiendo como las regulaciones son un método favorito de gobierno de los liberales, es posible, aunque hay la posibilidad de que no sea probable que haya sido orquestado para un establecimiento radical de un seguro universal bajo el Obamacare.
Pudiera ser que no fueran Chacumbele que sean Karl Marx. 
El marxismo establece que los medios justifican el fin, y que para lograr el fin, la mentira no es un defecto pero una virtud.
Si siguiendo a Karl Marx decidieron por diseño que no importaba que millones de personas perdieran los seguros y que las regulaciones convertirán a las compañías de seguros privados en agencias del gobierno entonces no son Chacumbele son Karl Marx.
El fin que es que el gobierno sea el único asegurador, que los millones de personas que han perdido su seguro no les quede más remedio que inscribirse en el Obamacare.
Entonces  no son Chacumbele, simplemente están pasando por el caos temporal para la implementación del seguro universal con un único pagador que será el gobierno, el Obamacare.
¿Cuál de las dos cosas es el Obamacare? 
Quisiéramos que fueran Chacumbele, que ellos mismo se han suicidado al no querer cambiar las regulaciones para que las personas no perdieran su seguro como nos prometió  el embustero en jefe.
 Pero me preocupa que no sean Chacumbele me preocupa que no sólo en el caso del cuidado de salud, pero en todas las medidas sociales y económicas cada día sean más Karl Marx.

Samitier: Hechos de la vida real de los burócratas cubanos de los castro.

Encontré Por Casualidad En La Internet Una Anécdota En La Cual Un Burócrata
De Los Hermanos Castro “Cuenta” Como Defendió Su Derecho A Poner Un Árbol
De Navidad… Y La Hipocresía Del Que Le Pedía Que Lo Quitara…
Los Dos Personajes Me Dan Asco… ¿Cuantos cubanos habrán sufrido a causa de estos
Hipócritas que se ACOMODARON?
 
Aquí está la anécdota tal como la cuenta:
En el primer lustro de los 80, yo era corresponsal de la Agencia Prensa Latina en Budapest. Una Navidad, creo que la de 1983, se presentó en casa un funcionario de la embajada de Cuba a persuadirme de que quitara de la sala el arbolito de Navidad. No sé cómo supo de su existencia, quizá como vivía en el edificio de enfrente vio las luces de las guirnaldas. Las tradiciones del pasado republicano, si bien no estaban prohibidas, eran mal vistas, lo que correspondía a estar prohibidas. Había que ocultarse para festejar la Nochebuena, los regalos por el día de Reyes se les entregaba a los niños sin los padres revelarles por qué… y así con todas las costumbres menos el 31 de diciembre debido a que se conmemoraba realmente no era la llegada del Año Nuevo sino el triunfo de la revolución el primero de enero.
Luego, el arbolito familiar era muy incorrectísimo. Mi respuesta fue que no lo retiraba y le di las gracias por su patriótico desvelo. A la mañana siguientes, bajaba yo para la ciudad cuando el auto de la oficina, un VW escarabajo, se descompuso. Coincidió con que este funcionario cruzó en su coche delante de mí y me ofreció llevarme desde las colinas de Buda, donde vivíamos ambos, hasta Pest. Y qué sorpresa la mía: en su reproductora cantaba Celia Cruz. ¿Es Celia Cruz?, le pregunté. ¿Quién habrá puesto este casete aquí?: seguro fueron mis hijos, me dijo. ¿Usted permite a sus hijos escuchar esa música?, continué. Lo hicieron a escondidas, me respondió mientras quitaba la cinta e infructuosamente buscaba otra para sustituirla: no tenía más, esa era su preferida y única.
La cantante Celia Cruz, también fallecida en el exilio, es con seguridad uno de los hechos más detestables de los años de represión cultural. A pesar de respirar cubanía por todas partes, fue borrada de los medios por no comulgar con la revolución y decidir vivir fuera de la isla desde inicios de los 60. Aún hoy la radio no la reproduce, nadie recuerda cuándo se la vio por televisión alguna vez en los últimos 50 años, y los jóvenes, como los hijos de este diplomático del árbol de Navidad, muy difícilmente saben de su existencia.

Gatria: Jay Leno

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.We agree…and think 25 to life would be appropriate. –Jay Leno
America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. –Jay Leno
Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’new Obama Value Meal?A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. –Conan O’Brien
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?A: A fund raiser. –Jay Leno
Q: What’s the difference betweenObama’s cabinet and a penitentiary? A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers,and threats to society.The other is for housing prisoners. –David Letterman
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved? A: America ! –Jimmy Fallon
Q: What’s the difference betweenObama and his dog, Bo?A: Bo has papers. –Jimmy Kimmel
Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program? A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. –David Letterman
Solution to the problem in Egypt :  They want a new Muslim leader. Give them ours!

Stop the Mileage Tax
Dear Fellow Conservative,

Stop working and get on welfare!
That move will make a lot of sense once liberals enact their mileage tax. It will be prohibitive for you (and perhaps your spouse, as well) to make that 30 or 40 mile commute to and from work each day.
You won’t be able to “afford” to work, so you can quit, lie back, and allow the government to dole out your income.
Obama’s government control is growing.
Driving is not an option for many of us. Kids need rides to and from school. They need to get to extracurricular activities. Maybe you elected to live in a quieter, more rural area, and you need to go into town frequently. Maybe your job requires you to log a whole bunch of miles every week.
Unless you are a city-dwelling sort who uses a bicycle to get around a condensed urban area, you are about to see your freedom to travel about this country infringed upon.
The government wants MORE, MORE MORE money, and it is coming to tax every mile you drive.
The Chicago Tribune reports that, “As America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see salvation in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.”
“The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads.”
Say NO to a mileage tax! Voice your Opinion to Congress.
Not only will you be taxed for every mile you drive, you will be required to carry that little black box on your vehicle that tracks every move you make. This will be a dream come true for an increasingly intrusive federal government that wants to track, analyze, tax and control our every move.
The mileage tax isn’t something new, it’s been in the works for a while now. That is precisely why we need to speak up right now and shut it down, because this is a liberal idea lying dormant that is about to pop up and become a reality.
In March 2011, the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) program was a “practical option” for raising funds. The CBO helpfully suggested that devices could be put on cars that read mileage, and that information could be read electronically at gas stations.
This was before the NSA surveillance program was revealed, and before we learned of the very corrupt FBI and its harassment programs.
However, Americans have been under threat of license plate trackers, cell phone tracking, and other methods of surveillance without a warrant, and Obama has grown the powers of the federal government to unprecedented new levels.
When Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a bill earlier this year (H.R. 6662) that would require the Treasury Department to tax cars for each mile they drive, we warned you about it and we sent faxes opposing it. Thankfully, it died in committee, but now liberals are bringing back the idea.
Tell Congress not to infringe upon your freedom! Fax them now!
A mileage tax is unfair, because it will weigh most heavily on the suburbs and rural communities. It’s robbing “the country to give to the city.”
It is wealth redistribution, in “sustainability” form.
Obama has pledged his allegiance to the United Nations program known as Agenda 21. Its goals are to get as many people as possible living in pods within urban areas, using public transportation, reducing their family size and saving the environment.
The mile tax actually fits Agenda 21’s ultimate goal, which is to limit the damage you are doing to the earth. They need everyone in urban areas, forced to use public transportation, and limited in ability to travel or use energy threatening to the planet.
Taxes on the fuel we buy is not enough to get us to give up our driving needs, and of course, car manufacturers can make vehicles smaller and smaller but that doesn’t mean a family of five or six is going to give in and purchase one, because it wouldn’t fit their needs.
The government needs to control your freedom another way. This is a win-win for them: they can restrict your freedom, advance their green agenda, collect more money from you and gain more surveillance control over you, all at the same time!
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The government just cannot help but want to take every single dollar out of our pocket. What is next? Will they tax the air we breathe, the steps we take, or the number of kids we have?  Did you read about places already taxing people based upon the amount of rain that falls on the square footage of your property roof line? Chilling!
The Liberals believe they know what is best for you. You don’t know what insurance you need and you really don’t WANT to be an urban dweller. You really need to be living in a small apartment and eschewing private transportation.
When we talk about Agenda 21, people call us conspiracy theorists.  Now we know. It is all part of a global Agenda 21 “green scheme” to redistribute your wealth, change your behavior, change how you live, and where you live! 
Tell Congress to vote NO on taxing by the mile!
The Heritage Foundation notes, “Of course, this is completely counter to the Administration’s push to get people in more fuel-efficient vehicles. A hybrid vehicle driving 20 miles would be taxed the same as an SUV driving 20 miles. Would this actually replace the federal and state gas taxes, or would it become an unnecessary additional revenue source for the government to fund transportation boondoggles? Eliminating wasteful spending from the federal highway program should be the Administration’s first priority, rather than finding different ways to tax Americans.”
What kind of a burden will a mileage tax be on you and your family? And how much more information are you willing for them to steal from you?
Our representatives never stop taxing and spending. It’s never enough for them, and We the People need to start standing up for individual freedom and accountability in government. The government is responsible for the road infrastructure but they spend our tax dollars on things that the government has no business doing!
…And no one calls them on it! Politicians, take notice: we will hold you accountable!
Not all of us live in a location where walking is an option…or cycling or even carpooling. For heaven sakes, some of us DRIVE for a living and we depend on others who drive to provide us services and deliver goods.
Do you think the magical cost of all that transportation is going to be absorbed by businesses? Who do you think is going to bear the ultimate cost of these “tax by the mile” devices? Your automobile manufacturer, the trucking company who moves goods, the retail outlet that sells them…none of these people can be “charitable” and eat the increased cost. You will. So not only will you pay on the backside in the form of a tax, you’ll pay with every purchase.
It is going to cost you and me both and literally, coming and going! This is a huge threat to our liberty.
States are strapped for cash. They’re desperate. And taxing every single mile you drive is looking like a good idea. California wants to implement this by 2025. Already, Oregon, Nevada, Illinois and the entire Eastern Seaboard have begun looking into it, and some cars already have those black boxes installed and are working on pilot programs.
Once again, the middle class will take the hit. The average hardworking American will pay the price for these bad ideas.
Do you want more surveillance and more taxes for our future?
Voice your opinion – Fax Congress.
Let our freedom ring!
Sincerely,
Joe Otto
Conservative Daily

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Orrin Hatch to Newsmax: Obamacare Problems ‘Worse by the Day’
Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 07:24 PM By Todd Beamon and John Bachman

Sen. Orrin Hatch claimed to Newsmax TV on Wednesday that testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius confirmed that “Obamacare’s implementation challenges are getting worse by the day.”

“She tried to put a good face on it, but HealthCare.gov is plagued with delays, errors, and faulty information,” the Utah Republican told Newsmax in an exclusive interview. He was referring to the main Obamacare website, which serves the 36 states that lack their own health exchanges.

Story continues below video.

 

“It’s been over a month since its launch, and even though the administration has brought in the so-called best and brightest to fix this mess, the website hit another 90-minute power outage on Monday,” he said.

Editor’s Note: Video Exposes Dangers of Obamacare Law

Hatch, 79, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, underscored the problems with the website when he questioned the embattled Sebelius in her testimony before the Senate Finance Committee.

He called for monthly progress reports on the program and challenged the secretary’s inability to provide specific enrollment figures to committee members. That data would come next week, she said.

Sebelius also admitted that convicted felons might have been hired as Obamacare “navigators” — a job that would give them access to the personal information of people signing up for healthcare coverage. The federal government does not require background checks for the navigators, she said.

“States could add in additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement,” Sebelius told committee members.

Hatch told Newsmax that he suggested that security measures be tested for Obamacare as early as April.

“They needed to have independent verification as to the privacy of these exchanges, and now they’re having all kinds of problems with people having to give some of their personal information, including how much they make as a family and income,” he said. “These things can really be used by fraudsters and people who thrive on taking advantage of people whose Social Security numbers and financial data become available.” 

“There’s no guarantee that the data being submitted over HealthCare.gov is 100 percent secure,” Hatch said.

And, healthcare premiums are rising under Obamacare and many Americans are losing their coverage.

“What about his claim that, ‘If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor?'” Hatch asked. “Now we’re finding that people can’t get the same doctor that they’ve relied on, that they had faith in.”

“If you get kicked off your health insurance and dumped into the exchanges, the chances of you being able to find an affordable plan that has your personal doctor in its network are not looking good. The fact is that it’s a disaster.”

And because Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli hammered away at Obamacare’s problems as his gubernatorial campaign ended, he stopped Democrat Terry McAuliffe from gaining a huge victory in that state’s election on Tuesday. McAuliffe won by a slim margin, surprising many pollsters.

“The Democrats are now getting a little bit jittery because they realize that had we not had the shutdown caused by just very few senators up here, Cuccinelli would have won,” Hatch told Newsmax. “He was down double digits two weeks ago, and then he was able to get back on track and point out that Obamacare is just a disaster — and he only lost by 3 points.”

“Had that race lasted another week, week and a half, two weeks, [Cuccinelli] would have won. He actually did pretty well under the circumstances, because they were saying it was going to be a double-digit win for his opponent.”

Cuccinelli lost to McAuliffe 48 percent to 45 percent.

Hatch, however, refused to blame the attorney general’s loss on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee, also of Utah, because of their opposition to Obamacare that eventually led to last month’s 16-day federal government shutdown.

“No, but the shutdown did not help Cuccinelli,” he told Newsmax. “The Republican Party after the shutdown took a big hit in the polls, and undoubtedly that was transferred to Cuccinelli.”

Editor’s Note: Video Exposes Dangers of Obamacare Law

“Now, I don’t find fault with senators who really do what they believe,” Hatch continued. “On the other hand, most people acknowledged that that was not a very good thing to do because there was no end-game that we could win — and most people have concluded that we’d have done a lot better without [the shutdown].”

In his wide-ranging Newsmax interview, Hatch also praised Gov. Chris Christie’s landslide second-term victory in heavily Democratic New Jersey, likening him to former President Ronald Reagan.

“People didn’t realize that Reagan was not only a charming guy, but a tough guy. He could make decisions,” Hatch said. “Christie is a tough guy who you can’t help but like, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican.”

Editor’s Note: Read excerpts of the Newsmax interview with Sen. Orrin Hatch:
Hatch: Christie’s Huge Re-election Win Evokes Memories of Reagan
© 2013 Newsmax.

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Tengan todos muy buenos dias y buena suerte.
QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA ABUNDANTEMENTE.
“EN MI OPINION” Lázaro R González Miño Editor.
lazarorgonzalez@hotmail.com, lazarorgonzalez@gmail.com,

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