When Mr. Obama was in his first two years as our White House resident it was easy to pass his infamous Obamacare health plan with his Democrat controlled House & Senate. They went behind closed doors, passed the bill, then got media support to broadcast to America how this bill was going to make life better for all. Liar, Liar
We should've known something was amiss when Leader Pelosi stood giggling at her podium and said, "you have to read the bill to find out what's in it". Mr. Obama, the House & Senate, and the media lied to the American people. Again, liar, liar
Immediately after Mr. Obama's healthcare bill was passed 200 entities were given waivers. Those entities consisted of certain schools, hospitals, and specific unions. I always wondered if Obamacare was so great why were 200 waivers issued almost immediately after the bill was passed?
Today over 2,000 waivers have been issued to companies, unions, schools, etc. Is this because there has been some investigation into the 2,977 pages and many are scratching their heads in wonderment as to how this bill was even passed?
For example, buried in Section 34-03 of Obamacare is a provision for a 15-board panel that will be known as the Investigation Payment Advisory Board. This bureaucratic board will make decisions if patients qualify for specific operations. This board will also make decisions regarding Medicare payments to Doctors and hospitals. As a senior this scares the heck out of me. It means if this panel thinks I'm too old for a certain operation, then I'll get the pill, and go sit on my porch and wait to die.
And now we can reliably say that Obamacare, Mr. Obama's legacy, is actually on a path to close down businesses, increase unemployment, and increase our welfare rolls. Is this that hope and change Mr. Obama was referring to in his first term? It seems the only people who think this is a good idea are the freebie welfare people that are getting free health care on my dollar, and probably don't even understand what's going on.
Denny's Restaurant chain has not only foregone any hiring, they will be starting layoffs soon, and cutting back hours for employees so they will not have to offer any health insurance. Denny's will also add a 5% sur-charge on all customer checks. It will simply be called."Obamacare sur-charge - 5%, and you'll see it on your check as you head to the cashier to pay. PaPa John's Pizza chain will begin laying off employees, cutting back hours, and will raise the price of their pizzas starting at 14 cents a pizza. More hope and change huh?
Many other companies, too many to list here, are following this trend of laying off employees, cutting back hours, and adding costs to their end product to offset the cost of Obamacare. Now add to this that Mr. Obama is robbing Medicare of $716.Billion to help pay for his Obamacare legacy. Wow, that Obamacare is really something? It's going to sink us if we don't stop it.
Pol statistics reflect that one in every six Doctors have now stopped taking any new Medicare patients. When you add to this that 25-30 million people that will now be added to health insurance rolls, with no additional Doctors or hospitals, you begin to foresee many health care problems for Americans. God help us, and save us from Obamacare, please.
Tomorrow we'll write about taxes. Thanks again Mr. Obama for all the ammunition.
And that's Politics with Pete for today....God bless our country....and our troops.