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Pelosi: Obamacare allows workers to ‘escape’ their jobs

nancypelosi1The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare will take people out of the labor force — and the law’s supporters say that’s a good thing.

“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,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi crowed in a press release. ”The GOP seems to have forgotten that ending ‘job-lock’ has been an avowed Republican goal for years — even a highlight in the Republican Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential race.”

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler piled on as well: “Look at it this way: If someone says they decided to leave their job for personal reasons, most people would not say they ‘lost’ their jobs. They simply decided not to work.”
But the CBO report isn’t about “job-lock.” The numbers demonstrate that the equivalent of over 2 million full-time employees will be better off financially if they quit work entirely — not a particular job — in order to get more taxpayer subsidies for health care.

Most of that effect, the CBO reported, will be full-time employees moving to part-time work only because taxpayer subsidies will amount to more than the difference in pay.

In simpler terms, people will be discouraged from staying in jobs they’ve chosen because they’ll be paid more to be unemployed or underemployed. In the end, there will be a growing population of Americans who will receive a larger amount of public benefits provided by a shrinking share of working Americans.

“Job-lock” itself is a different problem. Instead of effectively paying people to work less, as Obamacare does, conservative proposals would end federal preferences for employer-based insurance, allowing Americans to take insurance with them from job to job. People would not be stuck with a specific employer because they want to stay insured.

Conservative health policy heavyweights James Capretta and Tom Miller have repeatedly argued for a movement to what they call portable insurance. The tax code ties gives those with employer-based coverage a break, making it harder for Americans to switch jobs as they please.
“If households, not firms, chose and controlled their own insurance plans, people would no longer face the risks that come with changing coverage based on new employment arrangements,” the scholars wrote just after Obamacare was passed in 2010. “By carrying the same insurance plan from one job to the next (or even through periods with no job at all), individuals would keep their coverage even as their health status changed.”

McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign also floated the idea of equalizing tax treatment for employer-based health insurance, as Pelosi recalled. McCain’s version extended equal tax breaks to those with health coverage that isn’t tied to an employer; other proposals could end tax breaks altogether.

Obama opposed these proposals, saying, “Senator McCain would pay for his plan, in part, by taxing your health care benefits for the first time in history.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/05/pelosi-obamacare-allows-workers-to-escape-their-jobs/#ixzz2tOWUSeDw

Priests Demand Pelosi Renounce Her Catholicism or Become Pro-Life

by John Jalsevac
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A group of pro-life priests has written to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, demanding that she either follow the Catholic teachings on abortion, or “have the honesty” to “formally renounce” her Catholic faith.

The letter was written in response to Pelosi’s recent remarks in which she suggested that the issue of late-term abortions is “sacred ground.”

Last week, Pelosi was asked by a reporter what the difference is between a legal late-term abortion and the killing of babies of the same age after they have been born alive, as late-term aborionist Kermit Gosnell was recently found guilty of doing.

Pelosi refused to answer the question, and in response to the reporter’s repeated questioning, she responded, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.”

In an open letter to Pelosi, Fr. Frank Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life, shot back: “With this statement, you make a mockery of the Catholic faith and of the tens of millions of Americans who consider themselves ‘practicing and respectful Catholics’ and who find the killing of children — whether inside or outside the womb — reprehensible.”

“Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that the Catholic Church teaches,” continued Pavone. “And I speak for countless Catholics when I say that it’s time for you to stop speaking as if it were.”

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Nancy Pelosi has long been one of the strongest supporters of legal abortion in the House of Representatives. While numerous Catholic bishops have publicly chastised her for her views on the issue, she has often invoked her Catholic faith as justification for her stance on the issue.

In one interview with Newsweek in 2010, Pelosi said that it is because of the Catholic teaching of “free will” that she believes women should have the right to choose abortion. She also mentioned the fact that she herself had six children, saying, “So, I appreciate and value all that they want to talk about in terms of family and the rest.”

However, Fr. Pavone took the former speaker to task for her attempt to justify abortion based upon her faith.

“Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground,” he said. “To imagine God giving the slightest approval to an act that dismembers a child he created is offensive to both faith and reason. And to say that a question about the difference between a legal medical procedure and murder should not ‘have anything to do with politics’ reveals a profound failure to understand your own political responsibilities, which start with the duty to secure the God-given right to life of every citizen.”

Fr. Pavone’s letter concludes: “Mrs. Pelosi, for decades you have gotten away with betraying and misrepresenting the Catholic faith as well as the responsibilities of public office. We have had enough of it.”

“Either exercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them.”

Did You Do Anything to Keep Liberty Alive?

One day our grandchildren may ask us this question.  Will we have an answer that will make us and them proud or will we have to sit silent knowing we stood silent when it was time to speak or remained passive when it was time for action?  Now is the time for all believers in limited government to stand up and be counted.  Now is the time for all who believe, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”  to remember “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

The coming 2014 mid-term elections may well be the most important in our lifetime.  America faces a crisis as profound as the Revolution and as divisive as the Civil War.  This has been brought on by the Progressives who seek to fundamentally transform America through evolutionary means.  Incrementally, one entitlement program, one regulation, and one tax rate increase at a time, these Evolutionaries have used class warfare, activist judges, a politically-correct education system, and a complicit media to create a dependent constituency.   They’ve constructed a matrix of sports addiction, celebrity worship, and recreational prescription medicine that makes the bread and circuses of Rome appear as crude as they were effective.  Welcome to the Brave New World.

In 2008 the Progressives achieved what the media called a “Veto Proof” majority in both houses.  This was typical of the Progressive-controlled media’s spin.  With a fellow Progressive holding court in the White House there was no chance the long cherished dreams of national health care, massive interference in the economy, and expansion of the bureaucracy would be vetoed.  The description of the majorities should have been “Filibuster-proof” meaning there was no way for the minority party to thwart the will of the majority.  Even when the Democrats lost their 60th seat in the Senate with the addition of a Progressive Republican taking Teddy Kennedy’s seat, they still had a filibuster-proof majority.  The only reason they did not achieve more of their agenda such as amnesty for illegal immigrants is that members of their own party balked at a complete surrender of our heritage.

Fast forward to 2013 and after 3 years of the 2010 Tea Party led re-capture of the House Nancy Pelosi and her troops are chomping at the bit to finish their Evolution and drive the final nails in the coffin of limited government.

Those who wish to stop the mad rush into the arms of an all-embracing Federal Government must register!  They must vote!  They must do all they can to influence anyone and everyone to elect a true veto proof majority with the power and the will to reverse the slide into insolvency, which will trigger either a default upon our overwhelming debt or a collapse of our economy.  Either of which opens the door for the current administration to impose their statist solutions irrevocably altering the nature of the United   States.  The name will remain the same but let no illusions of normalcy cloud your sight; this will be a new nation, the Obamanation.

In the coming mid-term elections it is imperative that those who wish to reverse course send a veto- proof majority in both the House and the Senate to Washington or President Obama will block every attempt to return to the traditional American model of limited-government.  And even if this happens the newly awakened Patriots must realize their victory will energize the portion of the country desiring a European-style welfare state.  They must realize just as Truman in 1948 ran against the “Do-nothing Congress” more than against Tom Dewey and Clinton in 1996 ran against the “Mean-spirited” Congress more than against Bob Dole, in 2014  Mr. Obama and his surrogates will run against the “Obstructionist” Congress more than against any individual opponents the Republicans might nominate.

The Town Hall meltdowns of 2009 and the Tea Party phenomenon of 2010 have surged across America as no spontaneous movement has in many years.  The energy and enthusiasm of this grassroots explosion has rocked primaries from Coast-to-Coast.  The political establishment in both parties were bracing for a tsunami of popular indignation at the ballot-box in 2012.  Instead the republicans nominated another Progressive which left the conservative base sitting on the sidelines.

The Republicans managed to hold the House leaving the Democratic Majority Leader to lead well-disciplined troops in blocking every move the Conservatives make, and the media will hang the ensuing deadlock squarely around the neck of the Tea Party.

In 2014 to make sure that the rising Tea Party Samson successfully pulls down both the House and the Senate pillars of the Temple of Progressivism, the novice Conservative political activists need to understand voting is not enough.  We need to exert every ounce of influence among friends, neighbors, and family to bring out an historic vote.  We should stand ready to drive people to the polls, work the polls, do anything we can to plant the flag of Liberty once again in the capital of the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave.

Turning to the Word of God we’re counseled, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  Our Founders declared, when tyranny raises it head, when a government founded to ensure the rights of citizens begins to trample upon those rights their descendants should remember, “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.”

As peaceful citizens let those who love Liberty use their guaranteed rights to write, speak, assemble, and vote to preserve what we’ve been given for our children and our grandchildren.  Let every politician know, whether they wish us well or ill, that “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”  If we will do this, if now that it’s our time upon the stage we’ll take a stand beside the Founders, the Framers, and the Greatest Generation when our children or grandchildren ask us, “Did you do anything to keep liberty alive? we will be able to say more than, “I didn’t notice what was going on,” or “I couldn’t find the remote.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2013 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

Oops: Government “Overpaid” $14 Billion In Jobless Benefits, Payments To Illegal Aliens And Convicts…

Following various reports of jailed convicts and illegal immigrants receiving unemployment checks from U.S. taxpayers, the Obama Administration is admitting that in fiscal year 2011 the government “overpaid” around $14 billion in benefits.

That’s a chunk of change for a nation suffering through a painful debt crisis that’s topped $15 trillion. Like most bloated government programs, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) unemployment benefits— paid by state treasuries and the federal government—is rife with fraud and corruption. Various news reports have speculated about this for some time, but now we have the actual DOL figures to prove it.

It turns out that in one year alone, the federal government and states overpaid about $14 billion in unemployment benefits, according to a DOL report featuring Unemployment Insurance Improper Payments. The eight-page document also includes “strategies to get the rate down.” Evidently the DOL has “an aggressive strategic plan to work with states to control unemployment payments.” This includes “a number of robust strategies,” according to the report.

The bottom line is that the damage has been done, even though—get this—last year’s $14 billion in fraudulent payments was actually an 11% decrease compared to the previous year, according the DOL. That’s why the agency refers to the $14 bil as an improvement though American taxpayers may view it somewhat differently.

Corruption has plagued the nation’s out-of-control jobless benefits program for some time and the problem has only gotten worse under the Obama Administration. As far back as 2010, there were reports of unemployment checks going out to illegal immigrants in at least one state as well as other unqualified legal residents and citizens.

Earlier this year a mainstream newspaper reported the unbelievable story of a convicted murderer who for years collected unemployment benefits from jail. In all, the felon, a gangbanger, raked in more than $30,000 in unemployment benefits from 2008 to 2010 while incarcerated in California. When his contacts cashed the $1,600 monthly checks they would deposit a portion into his jail account and he would share some of the money with his fellow jailed gang members.

Of interesting note is that California’s veteran Democratic congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, pushed hard as Speaker of the House to pass a controversial jobless benefits extension by asserting that it would somehow help create jobs. That’s right; Pelosi actually said that unemployment checks keep the economy churning, which in turn, “creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”

Sourcehttp://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/07/oops-u-s-overpaid-14-bil-in-jobless-benefits/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Sarah Palin: ‘Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat’

Sarah Palin’s strong reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act continued on Friday night, when she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Nancy Pelosi was a “dingbat” and calling President Barack Obama a “tool.”

Hannity played a clip on his show of Pelosi “gleefully reacting,” as he called it, to the Supreme Court’s decision. He launched into a diatribe about how Obamacare is nothing but a tax increase, because it was upheld on Congress’ authority to levy taxes.

Hannity then asked Palin how Congress and Mitt Romney’s campaign should politically approach the Supreme Court’s decision. But Palin didn’t let Pelosi’s comment go untouched.

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“First off, Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat,” Palin said. “She is the perfect spokesperson for this whole agenda of the far left running the Democrat Party.
“I know a lot of Democrats that are embarrassed and disgusted with what her and Harry Reid’s leadership has provided the Democrat Party,” Palin continued. “They want to bail out of the party specifically because of the things that she says, the things that she does, what it is that she represents.”
Palin did not name, specifically, any members of the Democratic Party that she was referring to.
She also called Obama a “tool.”
“About the 15 percent of Americans who aren’t paying taxes and are feeding from President Obama’s hands, perhaps they will vote for such a tool,” she said. “But the rest of Americans need to stand up and say, ‘No more.’”

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Somebody please shut Pelosi up!

By: Diane Sori

As the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal reverberates across the country a new voice has come forward to add total absurdity to the already laughable Eric Holder ‘dog and pony’ show. Self-appointed House queen, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said during her weekly televised press conference, “They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states…This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of Republicans.”

Can you believe the total lunacy of this statement! Nancy Pelosi actually believes that Republicans are going after Eric Holder NOT because he’s withholding subpoenaed documents and trying to cover-up his involvement in ‘Fast and Furious’ or because of his false claim that law enforcement never allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico to be given to drug cartels, but because he opposes states cracking down on voter fraud.

Oh please, a statement as ludicrous as this makes me wonder if she was in her right mind or under the influence of something when she made it. In NO way can a sane person connect in any way the hearings to voter suppression.

While voter fraud is real and does indeed happen, case in point is Acorn’s fix of the 2008 election, it’s been proven that cases of voter fraud disproportionately benefit Democrats NOT Republicans. No wonder Pelosi and Holder don’t want voter fraud to be investigated! Thankfully, more than a dozen states have passed laws restricting voting, and some, like Florida, are actually suing the DOJ for trying to stop them from purging their voter rolls of those not legally eligible to vote (the dead will just have to stay dead this time around), as Pelosi and other far-left liberals continue to argue the newly enacted laws aim to suppress and discourage minorities from voting.

But what does investigating voter fraud have to do with over 200 Mexicans dying and US Border Agent Brian Terry being murdered due to the lies and deceits perpetrated by Eric Holder, the Department of Justice, and Barack Hussein Obama, who inserted himself right into the middle of this mess by asserting Executive Privilege to protect his buddy Holder.

The two instances have absolutely NOTHING to do with each other…NOTHING!

“This is no accident. It is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of the Republicans,” Pelosi still continues to whine.

Yeah, sure it is Nancy, and if you really believe that I’ve got some swamp land to sell you. And yet with Pelosi and the liberal media continuing to spew their distracting vile, they’re hoping the American people will lose focus that these proceedings are really about justice for Brian Terry. But as more and more people are seeing that Holder’s withholding of the subpoenaed documents amounts to nothing but a cover-up, answers are being demanded as to just why Brian Terry was murdered by illegal alien thugs who were armed by Eric Holder and the DOJ, and to why no one has been held accountable.

Brian Terry’s family deserves answers, the American people deserve answers, and justice must be adjudicated for this horrible miscarriage of justice and cover-up. And Nancy Pelosi needs to just keep her big trap shut because she is making more of a fool of herself than she already is.

And here’s another happy thought…once the furor over Pelosi’s statements die down can the blaming of these hearings on the fact that Eric Holder is black be far behind, after all when all else fails the race card will assuredly be played. Can’t wait for that one.

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