This website is dedicated to local issues, so some of you might ask why I am sharing a post about Obamacare? Well, Obamacare is affecting everyone including Whatcom County individuals and businesses. Lately I have begun to hear people refer to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, as ObamaScare. After receiving my personal notification from Regence on the discontinuation of my current plan and what they can replace it with for double the cost, I believe ObamaScare is the right label to give this unconstitutional affront to the American public. How is it possible that the best and the brightest minds in Washington D.C. cannot contemplate the economic devastation that will occur when over 10% of your disposable income is taken away from the vast majority of the American, tax paying public? How do you spell insanity? OBAMA SCARE, or OBAMASCARE?
Karl Uppiano is the President of our local Whatcom Tea Party and frequently posts to his personal blog, Kakistocracy Report, Kakistocracy, (Government by the least qualified or least principled citizens). If you have not met Karl or read any of his personal opinion postings, then you are in for a treat. Whatcom County is blessed with a diverse community of talented writers and Karl Uppiano is one of those.
Please enjoy this post from Karl’s personal blog.
~ Kris Halterman
Petulant, Petty, Vindictive, Unstatesmanlike
Knowledge is Power over at Sondrakistan posted the following image. See if you can guess what it is.
Cones are shown along the road to Mount Rushmore. The National Parks Service placed the cones there to prevent viewers from stopping on the side of the road to view the monument. Seriously? Is this the kind of un-statesmanlike conduct that we can expect from this regime?
Now before you pile on me about the “un-statesmanlike” conduct of the House “Tea Party” Republicans who “caused” this shutdown, let me remind you that many, if not most of those “Tea Party” Republicans were elected with a voter mandate to stop ObamaCare. They are now living up to their campaign promises – albeit much watered down at this point.
Our founders designed the separate branches of government and the bicameral legislature with checks and balances to discourage bad legislation from being enacted. Regardless of which side the issue you’re on, or which piece of legislation you think is bad, that’s what is happening today. The Constitution may be coughing up blood, but parts of it are still working.
The “Tea Party” Republicans had originally voted to fund all functions of government except ObamaCare. The senate Democrats rejected that out of hand. Now, all the “Tea Party” Republicans are asking is for ObamaCare to be implemented as written, equally for all citizens, with no exceptions. The senate Democrats rejected that out of hand. (Read the full story here)