Cleveland: Keeping Christmas at Home
Ramona: The War on Happy Holidays
Richard Day: Cold in Minnesota, and in the Hearts of Men
Both Democrats & Republicans are lying for their corporate masters: Obamacare was not primarily about healthcare OR taxes. The goal was the individual mandate.
WHO BENEFITS FROM OBAMACARE? DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS & THE CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL BOTH PARTIES.
In last week's United States Supreme Court ruling re National Federation of Independent Business Et Al v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Et Al (11-393/28-Jun-2012) a.k.a. "NFIB v. Sebelius", the individual mandate to purchase health insurance and associated penalties for non-compliance contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148/H.R.3590/PPACA/23-Mar-2010) a.k.a. the "Affordable Care Act" a.k.a. "Obamacare" were declared to be a tax and therefore constitutional:
The Obamacare bill is a massive piece of legislation - depending on formatting, anywhere from 900+ to 2000+ pages - much of which can loosely be construed as "healthcare reform". That millions of Americans will be impacted by this law is beyond dispute. Whether that impact will be positive or negative, on the other hand, will be a source of sociopolitical debate for many years - assuming of course our illegal and immoral death-from-above droning and Oil Wars Iran-baiting antics in Syria, Balochistan and elsewhere don't get us all blown to Kingdom Come in the interim:
There are, however, three clear and immediate beneficiaries of Obamacare: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Global Corporations who control them both:
1. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY can truthfully energize their base of lemmings on the left side of the false divide by declaring a victory for "healthcare reform" - although the percentage of Americans who can expect to receive a net benefit from all the changes in that mass of legalese is only about 10 percent, and some 5 million of us are projected to actually LOSE our health insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO):
"Compared with prior law, the ACA is now estimated by CBO and JCT to reduce the number of nonelderly people without health insurance coverage by 30 million to 33 million in 2016 and subsequent years, leaving 26 million to 27 million nonelderly residents uninsured in those years... The share of legal nonelderly residents with insurance is projected to rise from 82 percent in 2012 to 93 percent by 2022. According to the current estimates, from 2016 on, between 20 million and 23 million people will receive coverage through the new insurance exchanges, and 16 million to 17 million people will be enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Also, 3 million to 5 million fewer people will have coverage through an employer compared with the number under prior law."
2. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY can legally (and from that narrow perspective truthfully) energize their base of lemmings on the right side of the false divide by parroting Chief Justice Roberts' proclamation that its individual mandate and therefore Obamacare represent a "tax increase" from a President whose campaign promised no tax increases on the middle class, and who personally and through his administration vowed repeatedly that Obamacare was NOT a tax. In Obama's own words:
2.a. "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
2.b. "I absolutely reject that notion," Obama said under repeated questioning by Stephanopoulos. "For us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase," Obama said. "You can't just make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase."
3. THE GLOBAL CORPORATIONS that control both the Democratic and Republican Parties - and through that "Two-Party Tryanny" our government and all of us - are the biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare. The global fascist elite 1% could care less about improving the health of the other 99% or what new tax burdens are placed on the backs of a middle-class struggling to survive yet still desperately hanging on to the belief that somehow, someday they too will be rich, famous and have their own Reality TV show if they just stay on the treadmill and keep running. And by using the Congressional power to tax rather than the Commerce Clause as the basis for his decision, corporate puppet Chief Justice Roberts made sure the NFIB v. Sebelius ruling would stir up a partisan political firestorm - and accompanying smokescreen - to keep the Sheeple divided and fighting each other, blinded to the white-collar crime being perpetrated by their common enemy:
Reaching far beyond the corporatization of medicine and privatization of healthcare in America, the 1%'s objective with Obamacare was to establish a constitutional legal precedent for individual mandates by which the wealthy can become even wealthier simply by having their paid political puppets pass laws mandating that we buy their corporate products and increase their profits - regardless of whether we want, need or can afford them.
Today, it's overpriced health insurance. Tomorrow, it might be underpowered Chevys.
Where are the Jeffersonians? And where is the outrage?
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."--Thomas Jefferson
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS: ALL PROBLEMS, NO SOLUTION.
END TWO-PARTY TYRANNY: OUR SECOND REVOLUTION!
NOTE TO TWITTER USERS 1: Please tweet this: Both Ds & Rs lie for corporate masters: #Obamacare not about #Healthcare OR #Taxes but legalizing #IndividualMandate: http://bit.ly/LXrpe8
NOTE TO TWITTER USERS 2: Since our recent unrelated disclosures that (a) eating a bowl of Cheerios is no more "heart healthy" than eating a bowl of dirt ( http://bit.ly/zDYa45 ) and (b) many American Bikers suffer from Sensenbrenner Syndrome ( http://bit.ly/MBBIBQ ), tweets from @VVVPR are being blocked from the Twitter search stream. If you are a Twitter user, we ask you to contact @Support and demand this corporate fascist censorship be ended.
IronBoltBruce via VVV PR ( http://veritasvirtualvengeance.com | http://twitter.com/vvvpr )
Related Image 0: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/obamacare.gif
Related Image 1: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/obamacare_1.jpg
Related Image 2: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/obamacare_2.jpg
Related Image 3: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/obamacare_3.jpg
Related Image 4: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/obamacare_4.jpg
Related Video (A MUST SEE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzfcOFc5xjY
Show Your Support: https://www.wepay.com/donate/ironboltbruce
Tag: #obamacare, #romneycare, #healthcare, #scotus, #sebelius, #aca, #universalhealthcare, #sensenbrenner, #democrats, #republicans, #gop, #demopublicans, #bushbamney, #obama, #romney, #privatization, #fascism, #fascists, #kleptocracy, #anonymous, #ows, #revolution
Key: obamacare, romneycare, healthcare, health care, scotus, supreme court, nfib v. sebelius, affordable healthcare act, affordable care act, aca, sebelius, single payer, universal healthcare, universal health care, sensenbrenner, democrats, republicans, gop, bushbamney, obama, romney, privatization, fascism, fascists, kleptocracy, anonymous, ows, revolution