By L&T Managing Eitor Larry Phillips
The man just can’t help himself: He lied to the American people again Tuesday while giving a campaign speech touting Obamacare and the website.
“The Republicans have nothing to offer – never have,” Obama said, talking about healthcare.
He totally disregards a bill GOP Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced in September 2010 that would have protected small businesses from losing their health plans’ grandfathered status under Obamacare. Obama’s people had placed into the Federal Register what Obamacare would do to American’s insurance – estimated “that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013” wrote the administration on page 34,552 of the Register.
Enzi’s bill would have stopped that, but every Democrat in the Senate voted against it.
In fact, about 25 of the 47 bills passed by the GOP-led House in the last three years would have improved healthcare, but Dems stopped them all in the Senate.
So, Obama continues to “mis-speak” about anything concerning healthcare. He’s beginning to prove that old adage that, “If his lips are moving, he’s lying.”
We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nationalized health care, and many are starting to see the light (or darkness, if you will).
Here is a remarkable piece floating around the Internet that puts the Obamacare fiasco in another light. I wish I could say I wrote it, but the real author is, at this time, unknown.
WONDER HOW LONG UNTIL THIS COMES TO PASS
Receptionist: Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?
Customer: Hello. I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been cancelled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.
Receptionist: Yes! I am sorry about the website. It should’ve been fixed by the end of November. But I can help you.
Customer: Thanks, I ordered a “Spring Bouquet” for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.
Receptionist – interrupting: Sir, “Spring Bouquets” do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with red roses.
Customer: But I have always ordered “Spring Bouquets,” done it for years, my wife likes them.
Receptionist: Roses are better, sir, I am sure your wife will love them.
Customer: Well, how much are they?
Receptionist: It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.
Customer: What’s the difference?
Receptionist: 6, 12,18 or 24 red roses.
Customer: The Silver package may be OK, how much is it?
Receptionist: It depends sir, what is your monthly income?
Customer: What does that have to do with anything?
Receptionist: I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out-of-pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid Department.
Receptionist: Yes, Flowers are a right. Everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can’t afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.
Customer: Who said they were a right?
Receptionist: Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it constitutional.
Customer: Whoa! I don’t remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding flowers as a right .
Receptionist: It is not really a “Right in the Constitution,” but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court ruled it a “tax.” Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a right.
Customer: I don’t believe this.
Receptionist: It’s the law of the land, sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is your monthly income sir?
Customer: Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.
Receptionist: In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.
Receptionist: To determine what your ‘non-participation’ cost would be.
Customer: WHAT? You can’t charge me for NOT buying flowers!
Receptionist: It’s the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It’s $9.50 or 1 percent of your monthly income.
Customer – interrupting: This is ridiculous, I’ll pay the $9.50.
Receptionist: Sir, it is $9.50 or 1 percent of your monthly income, whichever is greater.
Customer: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a rip-off!
Receptionist: Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2 percent.
Customer: Look, I’m going to call my Congressman to find out what’s going on here. This is ridiculous. I’m not going to pay it.
Receptionist: Sorry to hear that sir. That’s why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone you are using.
Customer: Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?
Receptionist: So they get your GPS coordinates sir.
The door bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door.
Receptionist: That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers. Have a nice day and God Bless America.