Category Archives: Constitution

Obamacare – Affecting Us For Awhile

Any one of us still employed and has employer based health benefits already know this to be true.

What follows is the latest impact that I see with my own health coverage through my employer.
Our newest coverage began this July 1st, 2013. It raised our pay period withholding a bit, around $10 to $20. Not too bad, right? Well, what the brochures we were given prior to signing up didn’t bother to show the changes and total impact to our out-of-pocket costs for any and all prescription costs.

Bottom line, prior to July 1st with coverage under BCBS Anthem and Express Scripts online pharmacy, my average 90 day total coverage for 12 prescriptions came to a total close to $286.

Now that we are in a new contract with BCBS Anthem but with CVS Caremark online pharmacy, my average 90 total coverage jumps to $607.

Out of the 12 prescriptions, only four are the heavy hitters. Insulin went from $129 to $339.The needles went from $5 to … $38. The other two went from $40 each to $87 and $101.

My message here is to those thinking Obamacare hasn’t hit yet, well, I have news for you. It has been getting more pronounced in our costs for the past few years to now – and the full effect hasn’t even switched on yet.

The costs I mention above are only starting to impact those of us with employer based health coverage. And most of the employees may not be noticing the impact quite yet due to the recent contracts just now taking effect.

Now, add in this mix where other smaller companies are clearly trying to minimize their costs by: shifting full time employees to part time (under 30 hours as defined by the ACA), dropping spousal coverage (UPS just recently to the tune of ten to 15 thousand people), closing their businesses.

In short, Obamacare is decimating employment, productivity, take home pay, ability to pay monthly bills and quality healthcare. Oh, did I forget to mention doctors that are – no longer accepting Medicare patients and those retiring and about to retire? And what about those students no longer finding the healthcare industry to be an attractive future? Not to mention their rising tuition costs – and even if they can continue and complete their education? Even if they stay and live with their parents? And how can their parents afford to keep them as dependents?

This is just the tip of the Titanic’s Iceberg, folks. And the ACA hasn’t and won’t be in full force starting in 2014 due to Obama delaying portions of the law (for whose benefit?). And that – is being questioned mightily about the legality of his decision – since it is only the job of Congress to enact & change legislation. It is NOT the job of the Executive branch. (Expect to hear more of that soon.)

As a sidenote, but just as related, illegals have been protesting for the right to get free organ transplants. Now, if you were a doctor in a hospital, would you do all of your work without getting paid? How could you continue to live, eat, work and……?

Still think this was a good law? Then you need to seriously rethink that position.
And fast.

Our POTUS Cares Not For Our Rights Nor Our Welfare

Case in point:

He has circumvented the process of a UN Small Arms treaty that our Senate has turned down.

Timeframe: April 2013.

American Journal website.

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 77 (Monday, April 22, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23675-23677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09392]
[[Page 23675]]

And folks have been wondering why both parts, defensive weapons and ammunition are getting hard to find….

Everything clear now?

1600 and the DOJ have over-reached their authority. Got that? Now?

Our Bill of Rights, including and especially the 2nd Amendment (per this post) mean zilch to them.
And, dare I say, our lives mean the same damn thing. To them.

All Our LIves Are Most Important

And by that, I mean, all of us have the undeniable right to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, our way of life.

No one has the right to take that from you. No one has the right to tell you what limits you are restricted to – in order to defend your life, limb, family, friends, property.

It is vital that We, The People, understand the US and state constitutions. Because too many do not.
Those elected into positions of trust, those elected and appointed to fill positions of authority, those joining the military…… every one of them take an oath to defend, honor, obey and maintain the Constitution.

We know some percentage of them do not. Either they think they know, do not know, care to know – exactly what it means for this United States to be the most unique on this planet. There is no Utopia here – even so, we are supposed to follow the rules as established throughout history.

But bad laws are not laws. You are not bound to honor bad laws – not by The Almighty. No matter what anyone else tells you. Man is imperfect and always will be.

The choice of tools we would use to protect ourselves is threatened by people. And those people are wrong.

I attended today’s Town Hall in the Parkton American Legion hall this morning and the rally down in Aberdeen afterwards. I feel fortunate to be a part of both.

As I mentioned in a chance to speak to the crowd, I faced down the barrel of a gun pointed directly at me over 40 years ago. I disarmed him. Not by weapons of any kind and not by force but with my voice. I fully expect that was a very lucky event, for me. Two weeks later, that much was confirmed when the man who did that committed suicide with that gun. A Derringer. I never told my parents as I am sure they would have been very, very upset. I don’t know what they may have done, if anything.

That was a serious turning point for me. It is and was an incident that made me fully realize that it is imperative to become totally aware of your surroundings, aware of your friends and family, aware of enemies and criminals. And be as prepared as you can.

That is vital to understand. You cannot defend or protect others, such as your family, friends, relations, neighbors and others if you are dead.

The Second Amendment is not alone in this. It is not the sole issue. The order, or sequence, of each of the Bill of Rights is completely irrelevant. When your ability to defend your life & family is threatened (Third Amendment), your ability to protest and peaceably assemble is denied (1st Amendment), just two examples, then how do you protect yourself from criminals and/or people in government who are irresponsible and lacking in moral compass?

Wake up. This is completely serious. This is not an argument on the appearance of rifles, ammunition limitations, definition of “assault rifles” – these are complete misdirections anyway – this is a whittling away of your God-given right to maintain your existence and your freedoms.

Period.

Candidate Obama Cures Homelessness in ’08

The Wayback Machine revs up in time for today’s SCOTUS examination of the individual mandate.
Here’s looking at your illogic Mr. Pres**ent.

(He was against individual mandate before he was for it. Sound familiar?)

Fool of the Present

Obama Pushes Alternative Energy in North Carolina

Visiting the key battleground state of North Carolina today, President Obama urged Americans to embrace alternative energy sources and lessen their dependence on oil, calling it a “fuel of the past.”

Pushing the dominoes over, Mr. Pres**ent?

You just – don’t – get – it.

Mark Levin Talks of Fluke

From The RightScoop:

Levin to CNN, MSNBC, and other leftist media: You can go to hell

Right on, right on, right on, right on.

Over-Regulation Kills

Coal Business. People. Faith. Life giving water. Ability to drrive to work. Economy.

Take your pick.

Actually, you don’t have to. The oversized federal government is doing it all – just for you. And to you. Us, that is.

Can we shrink government now? It has proven it will not follow the Law of the Land, our Constitution. So, they are completely lawless. Throw them in jail.