Kathleen Sebelius: Secretary of Health and Human Services
Hailed by Democratic supporters as the czar of the Health Care industry, hand picked by Barack Obama – despite the opposition protests and controversy shrouding Sebelius.
Sebelius has been one of the vehement supporters of the Affordable Healthcare Act, and the one who directly had over-sight of the Healthcare.gov website creation – and it’s Titanic failure. She is also in charge of the of the healthcare of every American.
Big deal, huh? Sure it is. Sebelius, while governor of Kansas had been involved in shady, and highly controversial actions with the support and her involvement with less that favorable abortion doctors and abortion clinics. Her friendship and supporter of Late-Term Abortionist George Tiller lead to the protests of Republican officials. In addition, she had been criticized while Kansas governor for exponentially growing government.
Lest I remind the reader, that Barack Obama has been criticized for the same ideologies. Late-term and post-birth abortions, growing government and careless government spending. All of which connect to the ideologies of the Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy John P. Holdren. (click here for more on Holdren).
While Sebelius entertained Tiller and the entire staff of his abortion clinic, Women’s Health Care Services, TIller was under criminal investigation by the Attorney General’s office, which led to the filing of 19 criminal charges against him for committing illegal late term abortions. Also at that time, the Legislature was considering a resolution forcing the Attorney General to charge Tiller, amid intense public pressure.
Kansans have long recognized that Kathleen Sebelius is an unmitigated disaster. As Kansas governor and, before that as insurance commissioner, Ms. Sebelius unleashed a fury of government mandates that ultimately served to chase several insurance companies out of the state and left tens of thousands of Kansans without insurance.
In 2009, the executive director of Kansans For Life declared that there was “no real excuse” for Senator Roberts’ support of Sebelius, adding that it was “wrong” and “regrettable.”
“We sincerely believe that today’s vote is one that Americans will come to grievously regret as they meet up with Ms. Sebelius’ policies in their hospital rooms or, more to the point, denial of those rooms and essential health services”.
If anyone should recognize that the Kathleen Sebelius version of government-knows-best is a betrayal of Kansas values, it should be Senator Roberts. After all, before his three-decade tenure in Congress, Pat Roberts spent another decade on Capitol Hill working for Kathleen Sebelius’ father-in-law.
Once she was in Washington, the Sebelius disaster continued. On the eve of the health care vote in 2010, Kathleen Sebelius buried her own report that gave cover to President Obama’s false promises. Her report exposed the reality that ObamaCare would increase the cost of health care by $400 billion over a decade and cause 14 million Americans to lose their insurance policies. By withholding this critical information, she assured ObamaCare would be passed by Congress.
In 2012, investigators announced Kathleen Sebelius was in violation of federal law when she campaigned for Barack Obama’s re-election. Soon thereafter it was discovered that Ms. Sebelius was shaking down private companies in the health care sector in hopes of propping up the president’s already crumbling health care law.
Earlier this year, Kathleen Sebelius sat in judgment of 11-year old Sarah Murnaghan, whose tender life depended on a lung transplant denied to her not by her doctors but by untouchable bureaucrats. After rejecting Sarah’s desperate pleas, Kathleen Sebelius–herself the consummate bureaucrat–coldly stated: “Someone lives and someone dies.”
Kathleen Sebelius is an unmitigated disaster. The untold misery left in her wake as Kansas insurance commissioner and governor and now head of HHS is breathtaking and heartbreaking.
This is the human-being hand picked by president Barack Obama to over-see yours, mine and every American healthcare – our very lives are in her hands. And it isn’t good!
Sebelius has a well-documented history of blocking legislations and laws that would have regulated abortion clinics and doctors performing abortions; protecting women and providing better, humane methods of the procedures – but not shocking, considering her “someone lives and someone dies” attitude.
Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.
Now, Federal revenue bills are to originate in the House, our constitution clearly states as much…what does originate mean? It doesn’t mean to originate elsewhere. How could the House have passed it when Nancy Pelosi herself made it very clear the House did not know the language of the Bill, when she poetically stated: [sic] In order to read the Bill, you must first pass it. Nancy Pelosi didn’t know herself what the ACA Bill contained.
Could a compulsory healthcare bill originate in the House, and not know the language of that bill? NO! The House did not propose that bill, Obama did…he campaigned on it in 2008, and spoke about it in 2007. The ACA Bill [Obamacare] passed the US Supreme Court via the Taxing and Spending Clause. However, that is held in check by the US Constitution’s Origination Clause, which, again, as does Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution – clearly state that all Federal Revenue Bills are to originate in the House of Representatives – the ACA Bill did not originate in the House Branch, it was “created” by the Executive Branch – or introduced by the Executive Branch.
The architects of the Affordable Care Act have been credited by some members of Congress as Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Robert Creamer, Peter Orszag, Liz Fowler, Michelle Easton, and Stephen Northrup.
Obama has literally given government the authority to legislate every American life from cradle to the grave!
There are very few CSI-type of minds who have linked Barack Obama, the Affordable Care Act and Robert Creamer.
Nationally known political consultant, author, and progressive activist, Robert Creamer is a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to defrauding banks out of 2.3 million dollars in a check-kiting scheme along with violations of federal tax laws. Robert Creamer, lobbyist for ACORN group Illinois Public Action Fund, has been known for such illustrious past times as over a dozen charges of bank fraud to the tune of $2 million among other crimes in which he took a ‘forced vacation’ in prison. While there he wrote a book called “Stand Straight Up,” which follows the Obama Administration’s scare tactic blueprints for pushing through health care exactly!
Americans United for Change is backed and financed by the usual progressive suspects, National Education Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Service Employees International Union, MoveOn.org, Occupy Wall Street and other progressive groups. The purpose of this enterprise is to force so-called super PACs to disclose their donors. They are offering a $25,000.00 bounty to the first employee of a corporation who can prove their corporation secretly donated to a political non-profit organization during the 2012 campaign.
Taking into account Barack Obama’s Chicago-Thug mentality showing with the IRS targeting specific groups, the spying of foreign leaders and journalists. Lest we forget the CIA spying on Verizon customers.
Robert Creamer is the spouse of vituperative Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. It was reported at the time of sentencing that the judge had a personal and political relationship with the congresswoman and her husband, which might explain what might be considered unusual leniency. Chicago, Illinois is the breeding ground for Democratic Liberalism, Socialism is alive and well in the radical minds of Chicago politics, where Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Robert Creamer, David Axelrod, Eric Holder and so many others were politically born. In fact, Chicago is the epicenter for the radical extremist.
Congresswoman Schakowsky is known for her vitriolic attacks on anyone who disagrees with her, the Democratic Party, or the progressive movement. Her finest hour was at a town hall meeting where she shrieked at her own constituents, who opposed the health care law, calling them deplorable, disgusting, despicable, and detestable. Seems Barack Obama picked up this trait from her.
While in prison Robert Creamer wrote a book, How Progressives Can Win. Upon his release the Democratic Party and progressives hailed him as a hero of the republic. He went right back to work consulting with Democrats and progressives, writing columns, another book, and working in politics.
Robert Creamer is a member of the Chicago Democratic Machine, known as the Chicago Democratic (Crime) Family. He was a political consultant to recently imprisoned former governor Rod Blagojevich, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and others.
He is a friend of political consultant David Axelrod, the former close advisor to President Obama, who is now advising the president’s campaign. Creamer was also a mentor to former congressman, former Obama Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel started his political career working for one of Creamer’s non-profit organizations.
Robert Creamer is a power player in Democratic and progressive circles. He is one of the go to guys, a man necessary to their causes. Robert Creamer must be protected at all costs. He is a political architect and is very good at what he does. This administration and the media keep his name out of the public conscientiousness, which leads me full circle to the beginning of my Op-Ed.
Sooner or later reality becomes an ‘inconvenient truth.’
This should not really come as a surprise, as we are able to grasp why eating healthy is so much more expensive than eating fat, calories and cholesterol. I can go to McDonald’s, Burger King, etc., and buy a 500 calorie, cholesterol burger for a dollar, or two, while purchasing a salad can cost $5.00 or more. That includes sit-down restaurants. Government doesn’t seem to support the Farmer very much either. Yet, go to a Farmer’s Market, or stop alongside a road with a Fruit & Veggie stand and spend pennies on the dollar for any food item.
I can walk into any Giant Eagle, walk to the “organic” section, and see prices twice the cost of those genetically engineered foods.
Vitamins and prescriptions are costly, which discourage people on tight budgets from acquiring vitamins for a healthy “you”.
Sidenote: Turkey’s get blamed for the feeling of being bloated and sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal, yet, the complex carbs are ignored as the guilty source. Being diabetic, I know which foods to stay away from…who puts on their plate; mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, greenbeans…the complex carbs..then blame the turkey for the crash-and-burn?. Just thinking out-loud.
According to a consensus of experts, some characteristics are prevalent among Con Artists, and one being “Confusion”.
The con artist can be likened to a chess player as well. It’s not only the swindler’s personality that is complex. His scam often is too. So complex that law enforcement is occasionally at wit’s end to unravel all the threads. Over-worked local authorities may be reluctant to dig very far into a time-consuming scam while violent, bloody crimes are screaming to be solved. The swindler knows this and uses it to his advantage by crossing as many jurisdictions as possible, throwing everything into confusion for law enforcement.
As we approach the current events of Barack Obama, and his “I feel the best course of action is to allow the insurance companies to permit current plans remain in place for another year.” Just back in October, Obama said he would rather shut-down government than to delay the ACA Law for another year.
And this after telling insurance providers for three-plus years they must be ACA compliant by October 1st, 2013. So insurers and state insurance commissions have done their due diligence, and spent infinite time and money to become complaint, only to be told they can go back to pre-ACA plans…but, Obama hasn’t even revealed his NEW regulatory schemes yet…only adding to the chaos and confusion.
And all of this has to happen in the next month in order to ensure that Americans who had insurance before ObamaCare still have insurance on January 1, 2014. Insurance companies would have to develop actuary tables, pricing structures, plan eligibility requirements, and coverage, get those previously canceled plans approved by state insurance commissioners, offer them to their customers, and inform their costumers that they should also go comparison shop on the Healthcare.gov website that doesn’t work – all by December 15th.
December 15th is the cutoff under the federal exchanges to ensure that coverage starts for people on January 1st. Otherwise, there is no way to ensure that there won’t be massive lapses in insurance coverage. Millions of Americans would be faced with baby due dates, needed surgeries, or other medical issues that would go uncovered by any insurance starting January 1st and continuing until they are able to sign up for some other plan. This for American who had insurance they liked before ObamaCare came along.
This is nothing more than a slight-of-hand maneuver by Barack Obama, another Con Gamer ploy.
Getting back to the consensus of experts, they outline a personality trait defined as:
“What does set the scammer apart is the natural ability, often discovered at a very young age, to manipulate the people around them. Added to this is the fact that such manipulation leaves them without any feeling of guilt or remorse. On the contrary, it leaves them with an intense feeling of satisfaction – a particular glow that encourages them to continue manipulating to get whatever they want, regardless of the cost to the giver.”
There is much revealed to substantiate this in The Dreams of My Father, Obama’s official biography, and told by a neighborhood associate who knew Obama while in high-school. The following link, the interview clearly touches on the personality trait outlined by experts.
Even troubling more, is the tactics con gamers…those tactics include:
- play on your sympathie
- instill in you a sense of security in dealing with him or her,
- convince you to depend only on the scammer and to believe only in the scammer; convince you that your friends and family, banks and law enforcement, are all lying and that only the scammer is telling the truth.
- separate you from your friends and family by placing extreme secrecy on all facets of the deal,
- and distract you from what is really going on using lies laced with enough truth to make the patter believable.
Their goal is to make you completely dependent on them. Part of instilling complete dependency is to make you feel that your world may not be safe without their guidance. Once you realize that none of the promises are forthcoming as you expected, the con artist uses that dependency as a threat. When reflecting back on the platform of rhetoric from Barack Obama, we can clearly ascertain each bullet indicator in the words of Obama, dating back to 2008, and his recent re-election campaign. Barack Obama won his second term solely on scare tactics, and scare tactics alone. He did not, nor could not, campaign on his economy, nor his achievements. He never talked about what he was going to do, only that [sic] the job isn’t finished..remember the [sic] four more years? He only talked what the Republicans were going to do, without any substantial evidence to support his accusations, but no Democratic constituent ever questions this president anyway.
In Dreams of My Father, Obama clearly, and in concise words, stated he was deeply attached to the Marxist professors…one of those professors confessed Obama is deeply embedded in Marxism. Now mix that ideology with the Con Man personality – we have a very real threat to America.
Barack Obama has now opened the door for ACA fraud to filter into the healthcare industry, by exempting ACA from US fraudulent laws – the Anti-Kickback laws. Essentially, government is exempting government from government laws. [Lest we forget the Affordable Care Act has more than 1200 exemptions written in it.]
While this may have some very limited upside, the blowback will certainly be more profound. Back door handshakes, more pocket-lining…and the “punish those against us and cater to those who support us” – will certainly be the Modus Operandi. The Affordable Care Act law has been bad from the moment of conception…this is a nuclear disaster.
As always, the Modus Operandi of Obama and his administration; the more things go wrong, the more they look for scapegoats. The web site doesn’t work because of the contractors. The insurance policies are getting cancelled because of “bad apple” insurers. Everything is someone else’s fault, just as everything is Bush’s fault.
Soon, employers who have fewer than 50 employees and are not required by ObamaCare to provide health insurance to their employees will start dumping them onto the exchanges. It’s a simple business reality. The “minimum standards” in ObamaCare require a level of coverage that will jack up premiums way beyond what many companies are able to budget for.
Employers are already trying to avoid the requirement by cutting hours back to 29 or less per week, thus making employees part-time by ObamaCare definitions. But soon they’ll look at the big picture and realize they’re better off sending employees to the exchanges and letting them pursue government subsidies to help cover the premiums.
But, you only get a subsidy if your income doesn’t exceed a certain level. That means employers will also have an incentive to limit pay so their employees can get the subsidies. Not only does ObamaCare incentivize the dropping of coverage, it will also incentivize low wages. And if they raise the minimum wage to the proposed $10.10 per hour, the impact the sound of crumbling metal!
The Obama administration will do what it always does and demonize the people who merely responded rationally to the incentives in ObamaCare. Companies are not in business to spend money excessively and irrationally, especially if there is an alternative. Many who provided insurance to employees before will not do so now because, under the circumstances created by ObamaCare, it is no longer rational to do so. Again, a simple business realty.
Update, 02/11/2014: Obamacare is geared to increase income inequality in our country. Is it any surprise that the Democrats would encourage “free time, less work, etc.”? After all, they are the masters of creating a problem that “only government can solve.” Those in the know, are acutely aware of the Democrat platform for upcoming elections; income inequality.
Amazingly, the Congressional Budget Office report exposes the talking point rather well. Is there any doubt that the discussion and reinforcement of income inequality is intentional? Democrats began spinning this as an advantage to Obamacare.
Nancy Pelosi stated: “Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021, the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape ‘job-lock’ — the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits,”
Pelosi was simply stating that workers will now have the “freedom” to leave their jobs to escape losing their subsidies for Health Care Insurance and will not be trapped in a job. In other words, now that we know “what’s in it”, employees can “choose” not to work because it would cost them to do so. So, she is proud that we are disenfranchising the middle class to work harder, or at all? After all, the cut off’s for the subsidy are at 400% of the poverty level; a middle class income. Discouragement of people’s work habits only serves to widen the income gap between the middle class and the “evil” rich.
Why would a middle class family choose to penalize itself by working harder in this way? The costs of the subsidies land upon those who work. And, to no one’s surprise, the burden of these costs will land upon the working middle class the hardest. Are the Democrats professing that America is too lazy to work? The types of statements we have heard from the left, seem to support the argument.
Representative Keith Ellison declared: “Americans work way more than the average of industrialized countries around the world,” he said. ”What the Congressional Budget Office is saying, we’re going to discourage kids from being [in] latchkey. Have parents come home working reasonable hours. People can retire. People may be able to cook dinner rather than get takeout. The fact is, that if Americans can have more choices to open up a new business they have been wanting to start, this is a good thing. “If you look at international comparisons country by country, Americans work way more than the average of industrialized countries around the world,” he continued. “We might to want look at our work-life balance, and this is something that gives us a great opportunity.”
We cannot get around the disenfranchisement to work and make more money for this income range. It will only serve to discourage people for reaching higher and pushing themselves to do more for themselves and others. And, most of all, it will continue to encourage the wealth gap in the country through unintended, or intentional consequences.
It appears I was more right than wrong months ago….