Gov. Brewer deceives Arizonans on ObamaCare

Brewer pulls out all stops stoking the coals of Socialism

You might not have heard of Steven T. Miller. Neither had we. Turns out Mr. Miller is the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement at the IRS. He’s got a 73 page memo for us on a little nugget called “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.”  Of course he’s talking about ObamaCare, although Miller refers to it as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”

In a nutshell, he’s letting us in on the fact that the average family of four will see their health premiums soar to $20,000 a year. The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples given to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.

Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.  CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade. Overall, the new health provisions are expected to cost American taxpayers $1.165 trillion over the next decade.

Meanwhile, Arizona’s switcheroo Gov. Brewer has introduced two websites to gin up public support for her Medicaid expansion. Brewer, a new-found and disappointing ObamaCare convert, has aligned with a left-leaning coalition of what she grandly terms, “Arizona’s premier business leaders and health care advocates voicing support for the expansion of the State’s Medicaid program.”  The Arizona Catholic Conference is also onboard this collectivist train. Brewer has pulled out all stops in an effort to win support from the GOP legislators she needs for approval, as she takes the issue directly to their constituents, hoping they will exert pressure. Brewer misrepresents her capitulation on this vital issue as “the conservative choice for Arizona.” (website)

Remember Obama vowed his plan would result in premiums dropping by $2500? He said that the deficit and our spending problem was largely due to health care, and ObamaCare was going to fix that.

Here’s the Liar-in-Chief telling us “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

 

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21 Responses to Gov. Brewer deceives Arizonans on ObamaCare

  1. Philip Alu says:

    We need to get a true conservative in and if it’s to be another female lets pick one with brains.

    • LD 7 PC says:

      I’ll take savvy over brainy any day of the week. In my estimation, that’s the best qualification. Unfortunately, I don’t see much on the horizon. Scott Smith isn’t it. Hugh Hallman is a joke. Ken Bennett isn’t going anywhere. He should stay put. Doug Ducey needs to get his name out there. Even though he holds a statewide office, he has zero ID. Even then, he’s a long shot. Bill Montgomery could be a strong candidate for governor. He was on Hugh Hewitt’s show last week and is working it early. He needs to tighten up his stance on illegals. He’s veered left, doing a McFlake imitation. It’s not a good means of attracting conservatives. Flake barely squeaked into office. But then again, a win is a win….

    • Louise Ann says:

      It is worse than what is written here. Tuesday, 2/5, the Wall Street Journal (page A14 – The Gop’s ObamaCare Flippers) outlined the Brewer plan.

      “Arizona will tax hospitals and insurers for the $154 million. Then it will return $154 million to the health industry via more Medicaid business that will cover the cost of the tax and then some…. Brewer’s other rationale is that everybody else is doing it, and that if Arizona opts out of a larger Medicaid then ‘Arizona’s tax dollars would simply be passed to another state.’ Well, no.”

      Yesterday, I called her office and my representatives (at least a few weeks ago, I had emailed all of them with my concerns – only one responded) to issue my disgust with the new information about this scheme.

      Today, on Fox news at 4pm, Arizona was highlighted again. Yes, we are on track to expand Medicaid. But, guess what! Texas and Nebraska are among states that have refused. Could they be encouraging business (like those escaping California) to come to their state and employ people? Texas is actively advertising in CA, and I believe that Nebraska is considering eliminating their state income tax. The point is that both of these states (and others shown on a big map) are signaling their fiscal responsibility and that they know that the Federal govt has NO money!! I suggest usdebtclock.org if you are in any doubt as to the serious economic problems that exist.

      • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

        Louise Ann,
        Seeing Red AZ covered the Wall Street Journal piece on Brewer’s disgusting Obamacare flip flop a couple of days ago. That post also includes some important links. There is even a link to THAT post embedded in the one above.
        Here is the link to the previous post. SRAZ is ontop of this mega deception.
        http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/gov-brewer-surrenders-to-obamacare-expansion/

        I applaud your call to the governor’s office. I’ve called also. Let your legislators know exactly where you stand. They are going to get enormous pressure to cave on this.The lobbyists who give them campaign money are behind this fraud.

  2. American Dad says:

    Jan Brewer began her long and successful political career as a conservative. She went south when she allowed the pack of McCain charlatans, led by Chuck Coughlin, to lead her astray. She was easy prey. Although she has the most expansive background in Arizona politics, she realizes her limitations. It’s clear she was eager to cede her authority, and Coughlin & Co. were salivating at the chance to run the state, even though behind the curtain.

  3. Observer says:

    What a disappointment! I find Brewer’s turnabout to be despicable. This scheme impacts Arizona’s taxpaying citizens in ways we can’t even begin to imagine, but we can count on the fact that none of them are beneficial.

  4. Annie O. says:

    That explains it, American Dad, so AZ has become the land of
    OZ! What I’d like her to explain, as well as the AZ Catholic Bishops, is how you can be a good social conservative and still support this
    liberal big government medical nightmare. The Catholic Bishops should be ashamed of themselves, especially when out of the other side of their mouths they are crying about Obamacare’s
    attack on religious freedom. They are becoming the poster child of Obama’s ‘useful idiots’.

  5. eubykdisop says:

    Psychologists tell us that all human behavior is purposeful. I’m wondering what is motivating Brewer. Clearly, she lives a political life with political ambitions. To my knowledge, she’s never held any position in the federal government. I’m wondering if Obama has promised her some federal appointment. Even if it were a modest appointment, it could mean a move to Washington for Brewer. Do you think that Brewer would salivate over the idea of going to Washington to swim among the big fish?

  6. State Delegate says:

    Thank God Jan Brewer is unable to run for another term, but the unimaginable damage has already been done. I will not vote for ANY legislator who goes along with this con job. I don’t care who it is.

    • LD20PC says:

      You speak for me as well. I intend to follow my district legislators closely on this issue. Republicans going along with Brewer’s ObamaCare deception will not get my cash, effort OR vote. I’ve had it with being sold out by those who run as Rpublicans and act like Democrats.

  7. eubykdisop says:

    Speaking of selling out Conservatives, try this…

    “Rubio to Deliver Bilingual State of Union GOP Response”

    “By KEN THOMAS
    Associated Press
    WASHINGTON”

    “In a signal of renewed outreach to Hispanic voters, Rubio’s address will be delivered in both English and Spanish.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/06/Rubio-to-deliver-State-of-Union-GOP-respons

    Establishment Republicans are putting Rubio up to give the Republican response to Obama’s State of The Union speech in English… AND Spanish! I wonder how legal Asian immigrants feel about that? Could we possibly have a more overt and blatant capitulation by Establishment Republicans to the “New World Order”?

    And Rubio is the guy that the Establishment is pushing as the Republican presidential candidate for 2016! He won’t get my vote… EVER!

    • Brandy Baron says:

      Rubio is just another one of the weak willed GOP sellouts who have walked away from party principals to win the coveted Hispanic votes. The joke’s on them. After Reagan’s amnesty Hispanic support for the GOP dropped… and why wouldn’t it? Would you leave the party that has always given you whatever you wanted to join the party that was finally forced to give in to your demands?

      • eubykdisop says:

        I hear that, Brandy! Furthermore, how ridiculous is it to think that Hispanic people are going to vote for those they know are only trying to woo their vote so that they can win an election? No one wants to be “used” like that, as a ticket to political office. It’s very demeaning and insulting, IMHO.

    • East Valley PC says:

      Euby:
      That’s a stunning and shameful commentary of how we’re losing our country to Mexico. Why would Marco Rubio feel the need to deliver a bilingual State of Union GOP response to Americans?

      I’m not onboard with Rubio. He’s extremely slick, but he doesn’t view his constituency as America, but as a specific deversity segment. He’s no different than Jeff Flake’s buddy Luis Gutierrez. He just adds a spoonful of sugar to his message of undermining the USA, where Gutierrez is forthright in saying his constituency are Hispanics. And don’t for a minute lose sight of the fact that he commended Jeff Flake for helping him in his mission of “turning more red states blue.”

      Don’t believe me? Read it here.

      http://progressillinois.com/2008/04/18/gutierrez-numbers-are-on-our-side

      • eubykdisop says:

        Superb comment, East Valley PC! It’s clear that you’ve thoughtfully looked at diverse clues and evidence and used your mind to piece it all together! That is the sort of synthesis we Conservatives need to engage in to cut through hype and propaganda to get to reality and the truth!

        The only thing I might add is that what Rubio is doing just happens to fit perfectly with the plans of those seeking to bring about “One World” and the “New World Order”!

    • Maggie says:

      Time magazine features Rubio on the most recent cover, labeling him “The Republican Savior.”
      Remember the biblical warning about false prophets?

      http://swampland.time.com/2013/02/07/immigrant-son/

  8. OM says:

    I agree with you, Brandy, and it looks like Eric Cantor isn’t far behind Rubio.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh yeah, the fix is in, and unless Conservatives can derail things, Rubio is going to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. Even if he wins, America, Republicans and Conservatives will lose!

  9. East Valley PC says:

    Jan Brewer is selling us out as surely as if she had hocked the family heirlooms without notifying any of the other family members. I am appalled by the ease with which she has fallen in with Obama. It’s clear all of her finger waving and posturing was for show. Actions are what count. And these actions are beyond despicable.
    She has lost our support. if our state legislators fall in line with this scam, they will also.

    • eubykdisop says:

      My question is, what did Brewer sell out for? Was it to feather her bed with state interests or has there been a deal with Obama for some sort of federal appointment? Unless she’s going to retire to watch TV and eat bonbons, she has to have an eye to some sort of future position for herself. Would that be in the private sector in Arizona with, for example, health care entities who backed this or is she hoping to see the cherry blossoms in DC?

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