This notice was in our daily bulletin at work today:
Mandatory Healthcare Reform fees
From Human Resources: All employees participating in our health plan will see new federal fees deducted from their paychecks starting Jan. 3. The healthcare reform law (Affordable Care Act – aka OBAMACARE) [added because I’m PISSED OFF] requires all employers to collect fees on all health plan participants. This new fee is known the Transitional Reinsurance Program fee. Beginning in 2014, the new Transitional Reinsurance Fee will be shown as a line item deduction titled “FedIns1,” and will be deducted from the first check of every month. The fee is $5.25 per month for each family member covered by your health plan. This fee is in addition to normal premiums for our health plan and is scheduled by the federal government to end in 2017. It is intended to provide additional funding for the new Federal Healthcare Exchange to cover costs of people with serious, previously untreated health conditions who have previously been uninsured.
And it begins – the first of the “fees” that are now being taken out of my paycheck – that’s $42.00 PER MONTH. And if you think it’s going to stop there, just wait until government tries to “fix” it by adding in more fees “for the common good.” It’s not for my family’s good, asswipe …
I get up at 6:00 a.m. every morning, I work 40 hours a week for barely over minimum wage (I made more at Wal-Mart – shocked? Go figure). I have TONS of stress trying to help people who are in serious pain and need serious help. I’m making sacrifices, I’m doing everything right, I’m keeping my family off the government welfare system, I’m being RESPONSIBLE for me and my family and I pay taxes. I don’t like it. I think we pay WAY TOO MANY TAXES, but I can live with it, somewhat, because again, I’M RESPONSIBLE and it’s RESPONSIBLE to help pay for roads, firefighters, police, etc.
But I’m NOT okay paying for something I didn’t vote for, that the majority of Americans are against, for people who know how to milk the system.
Here’s an idea – brace yourself because it’s a pretty crazy idea, how about instigating programs that help people OUT of their dire straits and not steal (yes, STEAL) money from hard-working people that goes to SUPPORT people who may begin in dire straits but then figure, to hell with it, sucking off the government’s teat is WAY easier than actually working.
Working is hard – mooching is easy.
And before you even think to say, “Calm down, Karen. It’s only $20 bucks” I’m going to say, twenty bucks here, another ten bucks there and before you know it, I’m working FOR the government. Where, exactly, does that leave me and my family again?
When, exactly, do we draw the line and say enough is enough?!
Son of a BITCH. I DESPISE this administration.
The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks.
According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven’t been paid in nearly a month.
“I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills. Not getting paid is wow,” nearby resident Theresa Gutierrez said.
The hospital is strapped for cash not because its not making money, but because Leday says a new Medicare payment facilitator named Novitas Solutions is taking too way long to pay out Medicare claims to the hospital.
Leday says he’s owed nearly $3 million in payments from Medicare and can’t make payroll…
The Texas Medical Association says they are familiar with complaints like this one regarding the medicare payment facilitator- and a representative told us smaller community hospitals like this one are in similar situations.
This is precisely why doctors will either choose to see fewer Medicare patients or will stop seeing Medicare patients altogether. Contrary to some beliefs, people work to be PAID for their services – there is no such thing as a free lunch.
And this is just ONE hospital that we KNOW of – think how many more HAVEN’T been reported on.
Just think, the government is JUST getting started.
If you’re not scare yet, you should probably start worrying.
Confession: I’m not a big fan of Ted Nugent. I take what he says with a grain of salt, but I’ll be honest, this article sums up the whole Martin/Zimmerman incident pretty nicely, in my opinion.
The jury got it right, and non-racist America rejoices that there is still common sense, honesty and decency aware of identifying justice in this country. America also believes that the entire prosecutorial team should be ashamed of themselves and disbarred for ignoring the obvious and kowtowing to the pure racism that forced the politically correct lie that only black lives killed by non-blacks matter, which is why there are no headlines, no protests, no prosecutions and no Barak Obama or Eric Holder meddling in the nonstop black-on-black slaughter in their gun-free zone of Chicago.
Martin Luther King Jr. is rolling over in his grave that he sacrificed his life for the cause of judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, as so many of his own race carry in in self-destructive behavior while professional race mongers blame everything on racism. It is painful and heartbreaking to say and write this, but horrifically it is true. Blacks kill more blacks in a weekend in Chicago than the evil, vile Ku Klux Klan idiots did in 50 years. Truly earth shattering insane. And not a peep from Obama or Holder. Tragic.
The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it.
Here’s the lesson from all this, America: Teach your children to not attack people for no good reason whatsoever. Conduct yourself in a responsible, civil manner, and everything will be just fine. Try to kill someone and that someone just may be exercising his or her Second Amendment rights and you could get shot. It’s called self-defense, and it is the oldest, strongest and most righteous instinct and God-given right known to man.
Read the whole article – stop listening to the media – think for yourselves.
It won’t hurt – much. 😀
It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who think if we just pass this law, or take away this right, our country will magically transform into some sort of paradise on earth.
What a naïve outlook on life. Newsflash: IT AIN’T HAPPENING IN OUR LIFETIME.
It will never happen – not until Christ comes back, that is. And if you’re not a Christian, then I suppose you don’t even have that hope to look forward to.
I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but folks – look – we live in a fallen world. It’s controlled by an evil entity, an entity that gets his kicks out of murder, chaos and hopelessness. It’s what he thrives on. And again, if you don’t believe in the whole God/Satan thing then just look around you: mankind is, and will continually become, more and more corrupt as time goes by.
I don’t mean to get all preachy on you, but let’s pause a moment for a reality check. It’s all about power and greed nowadays and humans are imperfect – our world will never get better, it will only get worse.
Hence the reason that many conservatives/Christians push to keep and/or change back, our laws. We KNOW things will only get worse and we’re desperately trying to stall the inevitable by maintaining the laws we have now (because erasing, or easing the current laws will only allow more chaos, less control, into our lives). Because the Left’s push for us to relinquish control over our lives, to willingly hand our lives, and our decisions concerning our lives, over the government on a silver platter, is a dangerous road to travel. Because if we allow the government to fund our lives, then that same government then has the final say over what we can, or can not do in our lives. They have a say in how we live our lives. They have a say over whether or not we need healthcare. They have a say over what we eat, how much we eat, where we eat. They have a say over what vehicles we drive, or how often we drive, or what sort of fuel we burn.
Handing control over to our government means they have a say over how many children we can have, or where they go to school, or what they learn.
How, exactly, is this paradise??
I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to become a puppet in my own life. I much prefer to be free to be allowed to make my own damn decisions, to live my life the way I choose (as long as I’m not denying someone their life, liberty or right to property) and be the mistress of my own destiny.
I honestly worry about people’s intelligence these days. People are so focused on short-term, Bandaid sort of solutions, that they either refuse, or deny, the reality of situations; how will this affect our lives ten years from now? It’s quite disturbing that people are so willing to swallow (or be injected) whatever is spoon fed them without stopping to QUESTION whether or not what is being forced on them is logical or even reasonable. There are way too many sheep in today’s society and not nearly enough Sheppards.
The moment, THE MOMENT, we allow the government to take a small sliver of control over us, we will never get it back. And the more that is relinquished, the more complacent people become. “Oh. What’s one more thing? What’s the big deal?” I hear people say.
The BIG DEAL, people, is that one day we will wake up and we’re not able to leave our houses without permission from “our government.”
Our freedoms have, little by little, been eroding away and it’s like we’re all sleep walking our way through life. It’s like we all have blinders on and only focus on what’s being spoon fed to us – we don’t have the balls, or the motivation (because it’s so much easier to just nod our heads yes and open our mouths), to tear those damn blinders off and look, REALLY LOOK, at the sh*t the government is trying to force on us.
Do you honestly think we’re on the path to paradise? If we ONLY give more control over the government, then we’ll find that non-existent utopia??
An authoritarian nation is defined not just by the use of authoritarian powers, but by the ability to use them. If a president can take away your freedom or your life on his own authority, all rights become little more than a discretionary grant subject to executive will.
The framers lived under autocratic rule and understood this danger better than we do. James Madison famously warned that we needed a system that did not depend on the good intentions or motivations of our rulers: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”
Benjamin Franklin was more direct. In 1787, a Mrs. Powel confronted Franklin after the signing of the Constitution and asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” His response was a bit chilling: “A republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”
Since 9/11, we have created the very government the framers feared: a government with sweeping and largely unchecked powers resting on the hope that they will be used wisely.
The indefinite-detention provision in the defense authorization bill seemed to many civil libertarians like a betrayal by Obama. While the president had promised to veto the law over that provision, Levin, a sponsor of the bill, disclosed on the Senate floor that it was in fact the White House that approved the removal of any exception for citizens from indefinite detention.
Dishonesty from politicians is nothing new for Americans. The real question is whether we are lying to ourselves when we call this country the land of the free.
Source: 10 Reasons the U.S is No Longer the Land of the Free
(And I challenge you to follow the above link and read precisely what freedoms have changed and/or have been lost since 9/11. Go on, read it for yourself).
Why, exactly, do people think Paradise is even attainable when our world proves, time and time again, that it can’t, or won’t, exist without Big Brother to hold its hand?
Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.
So. Have you gotten your first paycheck for 2013 yet?
Notice anything different?
Just wait. You will.
I noticed. My paycheck was about $80 dollars less than what it normally is.
Why, you ask? Because of Barack Obama, that’s why.
Thanks to this douchebag, erhm, sorry. PRESIDENT Douchebag, about 70% of us have to pay MORE in taxes. Because this president’s spending is out of control and we have to support the takers, now don’t we!?!
I hope you’re happy America, because you’re getting what YOU PAID FOR.
Enjoy coming up with a new, leaner budget. I know I will.
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(By the way – Nick is reading this article).
Okay. So now that I have had time to process what the heck happened November 6th – here is a run down of emotions I went through the day AFTER the election:
Dread: I didn’t watch the election results. Actually, yes I did – in the beginning. But the yo-yo reporting by this so-called media of ours drove me nuts. One station – Obama was way ahead. Another station, Romney was way ahead. The next station, they were neck and neck. And the pundits that I USED to trust (I’m looking at you Dick Morris), was telling me, “No problem. Romney will win this by a landslide.” I couldn’t take it – my heart was hurting from pounding so hard. This was AN IMPORTANT election and the outcome meant too much to me to be jerked around every five minutes. I turned everything off and went to bed.
But I dreaded what I’d find the next morning.
Incredulity: Even though I was nervous about the outcome, I knew, I KNEW, in my heart of hearts, that Romney would win. How could he not? Our country is in a mess. And surely, SURELY, people recognized this and would do the right thing. I thought to myself. I had faith in the people.
So when I turned my computer on the next morning before getting ready for work and saw that Obama had won, I was absolutely stunned. I checked several sources just to make sure I wasn’t reading something wrong.
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?!? I was incredulous. I think I walked around in a shocked daze for most of the day. I simply could not believe that the majority of people would willingly vote for another four years of more spending, of higher taxes, OF OBAMACARE. It simply boggled my mind.
How could people be so incredibly stupid, and naive, at the same time??
Anger: It went beyond anger – I was LIVID. Like, I can’t-even-form-a-coherent-sentence livid. It was really hard, really hard, to act like nothing was amiss at work – to keep smiling and acting friendly when all I wanted to do was rant, rave and debate anyone who dared to admit they voted the socialist back into office.
Most patients never brought up the election, but a few patients dared to go down that road, but fortunately for me (for them?), they happened to vote the same way I did, so we swapped notes and offered condolences and words of encouragement, but I knew, deep down, we wouldn’t see any sort of light at the end of the tunnel for quite some time.
It will take YEARS, maybe even DECADES, to undo the Obamanation this man has caused, and will cause. I hate to sound all doom and gloom here, but we have to be realistic at some point, people.
We will never achieve a Utopian-style nation – IT’S. JUST. NOT. REALISTIC.
At least, not until Christ comes back to save us from ourselves, that is.
Disgust: Then, THEN, I found out that three million LESS conservatives voted this go-around than the last presidential election.
Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me.
I was angry, but even more disgusted. Yes. I understood that people were disillusioned and disappointed that Romney was our only option, and yes, I understood that if we wanted to be completely honest, he was really only a watered-down version of Obama, but the bottom line? HE WASN’T OBAMA. He wasn’t AS extreme and we could use his wishy-washiness against him and at least slow down this “forward” momentum.
But to NOT vote???? To not even bother showing up and exercising your RIGHT to voice your opinion?? I’m truly baffled.
And disgusted. Because you can’t just WANT change, you have to actively PURSUE change. And that all begins with a vote. If you don’t vote, then how can you possibly hope for anything different?
I’m telling you one thing – if you didn’t vote this last election, and WHEN things get worse, I don’t even want to hear it. You did nothing, now sit there and swallow your inability to act.
Bitterness: And yes, that last sentence was meant to sound b*tchy, because I’m bitter and disillusioned.
I think I’m more bitter toward the Republican party right now. Because honestly? They’re a bunch of idiots. I don’t understand why the Republican Establishment cuts off their nose to spite their face. Every time our party sticks to its guns and stays conservative on issues, people respond with enthusiasm. It’s when the Republican Establishment sticks it’s big nose into things and “waters” down the message all in the name of trying to win moderate votes that the message starts to get murky and people lose enthusiasm.
And what I don’t get is that this happens time and time again. Why doesn’t the Republican Establishment wake the hell up and see what’s right in front of their faces??
People want conservative values. They want a leader who is strong enough to uphold those values and who will not get into office and then buckle under same, or opposing party, views.
I hate to say it, but I have to agree with the liberals – the Republican Establishment is a bunch of good ‘ole boys making back room deals. It’s all about who’s next in line to run for the president and less about who the best candidate might be – because trust me, that method doesn’t work (*ahem* John McCain and Mitt Romney).
And I hate to bring this up, and please understand I do not agree with this opinion, but I honestly think Romney being a Mormon had a lot to do with him losing and people not voting. Regardless of what the “media” jams down our throats, our country is still predominantly Christian and though I understand Mormonism (but don’t agree with it, mind you), I know Romney wouldn’t have tried to snub out Christianity like Obama is trying to do now – it still would have been better than keeping Obama-wreck in office another four years.
If this election did nothing else, it certainly made Libertarian a lot more attractive in my eyes.
Sadness: Know what’s sad? Fifty-one percent of the population are OKAY with socialism. More people are now takers than givers and though Libs refuse to face reality, news flash – we can not sustain that mentality. We just can’t. The money has to come from somewhere. We simply can’t print money and hope everything turns out okay. It doesn’t work that way.
China owns nearly half of the United States. Let’s hope they don’t want to cash in because we’ll be in
real more trouble.
Resignation: And now? Here we are. The deed has been done. Obamacare will go into effect, our taxes will go up (probably after this coming January 1st), our debt will increase, China will loan us more money, thereby owning more of our country, more people will go on government programs, not really because they NEED to, but because the government is now actively enticing people to become dependent, our country is doomed to go downhill for the next several years – what’s done is done.
There are no more threats of going off the fiscal cliff, the socialist country threat is no longer effective because WE ARE AT THAT POINT.
Now the real question is: how long will we stay here before people wake the hell up and do something about it?
Are people awake now and JUST DON’T CARE.
Determined: I’m more determined than ever to fight this growing trend. I’ll be one of those that refuses to get the 666 stamped onto my forehead. I will fight socialism with every last breath in my body.
Why do you think I got a job in healthcare?? Because I saw this coming. Because I wanted to make sure that I was in an industry where my family would have their healthcare needs covered. Because I didn’t want to take a chance on losing my healthcare coverage with another employer. And it will happen folks, Because even though you may still have healthcare through your employer, it will now, necessarily because it HAS to be paid for in some way, will go up. And if (when??) you choose to leave your employer’s healthcare plan and opt for a cheaper, government version (which HAS BEEN the goal since day one), you’ll be solely dependent on the government and whoever is in charge of your particular case – I hope they’re feeling charitable.
And I say this with authority – more and more doctors are refusing to accept government plans. Why? Because they don’t pay squat. And if you think that’s cruel, let’s turn it around a bit – would YOU work in a high-stress, high-liability industry for FREE???
Enjoy your decision, America. I hope you can live with the results.
Our party lost because 51% wanted Obama to protect their free stuff, or others’ free stuff, or their union or government jobs. And a surge of black, latino, and young voters that put Obama over the top indicates most likely that they feared Romney would cut their Food stamps and free health care. If you are implying that Romney lost because he lies, I would argue the opposite: Obama won because he lies all the time.
Obama is a poor example to all those young people looking for a role model. He is a profligate liar and a poor manager of money. And that is what young people are now idolizing and emulating. Whether or not Obama has eliminated work requirements is inconsequential. What he will likely do is continue another 4 years of unchecked unemployment compensation, food stamps, welfare, and health care. This is like a drug to those who wish to take advantage and avoid working. The net effect is the same. Seeing as we may never get another Republican President we can probably expect these freebies to continue unchecked for decades, or until we are completely broke. That’s the Democrat plan.
Everybody’s happy as long as they’re getting theirs, or until there is nothing left. It’s a far cry from constitutional liberty and pursuit of happiness. It’s called SOCIALISM.
Wednesday was a crap-tastic day. Truly, TRULY, depressing. In fact, the mood was pretty somber at work, both with co-workers and patients. And I had zero patience with people. Especially with the rude, demanding a-holes who insisted that they weren’t being scheduled soon enough or that their tests weren’t being performed fast enough and then threw A FIT when they had to pay their $.50 co-pay.
That’s sick and twisted, right there.
I’m pissed off because my GOD people, what is wrong with you. There were 3 million LESS conservatives that voted this go-around than during the 2008 election. Why. Why?? When we needed you MORE during this election? If those people had voted, Romney would have won.
Cowardly big mouths who didn’t have the balls to be inconvenienced and vote our country back onto the right track.
And now? F*ck it. It’s only our future.
And just think, I’m not even 1/8th as upset as I was yesterday.
I am absolutely disgusted with … nearly everyone, if you want the truth. We have now reached a point where the majority of people are OKAY with living in a socialist nation. The majority of people do not mind giving up their freedoms and having the government telling them how to live their lives, what to eat and drink, what cars to drive, how much gas to burn, what light bulbs to use, what foods we feed our children, how much money we’re ALLOWED to make … it never ends.
It used to infuriate people whenever the government overstepped its bounds and now? It’s common place. People don’t even blink an eye.
And that scares the sh*t out of me, quite frankly.
And the Republicans? Need to straighten up and get their act together. Because the Republican establishment, on purpose or out of stupidity, are strangling the conservative cause. They have GOT to get the message out and stop going on the defensive. They seriously spend most of their time defending themselves than they do trying to make people wake up and see that being conservative means being successful individuals, not a collective failure like the Dems’ message.
The American people aren’t interested in working hard or getting ahead in life. All the American people are in interested in is free stuff. All they want is for someone to take care of them.
We’re here. Now. On the brink of socialism.
What happens when the money runs out? What happens when there isn’t free stuff anymore?
One word. Greece.
(And in case you haven’t been paying attention [which seems to be the norm any more]; Greece is a socialist nation. And guess what? The money has run out. And now? The entire country is rioting because their free stuff was taken away from them. Now? They’re busy destroying themselves. Fun stuff).
Ho. Ho. Ho, Suckers.
Welcome to Socialist America.
Our nation is now truly divided.
Enjoy the descent.
I have no more words. I’m truly dumbfounded and absolutely disappointed in people. I can not believe that after all the attempts to wake people up, and after a billion (MORE) dollars wasted, nothing has changed – at all. The GOP still controls the House, the Democrats still control the Senate and we still have a socialist president.
Obama has absolutely nothing to lose now. He will do whatever he damn well pleases and will continue to absolutely erode our Constitution. It just boggles my mind that people are truly this blind and stupid.
The Bible predicts all of this. I shouldn’t be surprised. And it will get worse, so much worse, before it gets better. I just wish it didn’t have to happen SO SOON.
Our society is deteriorating before our very eyes.
Common sense, responsibility, and a sense of decency has become the minority.
God help us.