Obamacare architect: Americans too stupid for truth

November 11, 2014

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage”

Obamacare architect and top White House advisor Jonathan Gruber brags about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are too stupid to be told the truth about the fraudulent health care law he refers to as the Affordable Care Act, and the rest of us know as the Obamacare scam. His candid comments about the scheming behind this federally mandated disaster were unveiled at the 2013 Annual Health Economists’ Conference and recently made public.*

Jonathan Gruber boasts, “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK? So it’s written to do that. In terms of risk-rate subsides, if you made a law that said healthy people will pay in, made it explicit, that healthy people will pay in and sick people will get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever….but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I’d rather have this law than not.”

Elitist Gruber, an MIT economist, who obviously holds his fellow Americans in the lowest esteem, has written a comic book to describe Obamacare to those he considers as little more than ignorant masses who will be forced to fund and live under its oppressive and age- restrictive provisions. In the comic book, he insultingly explains Obamacare is “the spinach we have to eat in order to get the dessert.” 

Remember this vow of transparency from the practiced liar Barack Obama?

*Gruber Video H/T American Commitment


Dog deaths: The not-so-subtle bias of news placement

November 1, 2014

Given the gut-wrenching descriptions of the excruciating deaths suffered by the family pets whose owners mistakenly thought they were leaving them in the attentive care of the folks running the Green Acre boarding kennel, it would appear that new revelations would be a top priority with the daily’s news department.  But omissions take priority as the range of Page One articles run the gamut from a recent Suns win over the Lakers to Uruguay’s cultural shift to the left.

Flip, flip, flip to Page Five to find the report detailing the nauseating fact that the nearly two dozen dead dogs, held in the “dog room” were also denied food and water. They were crammed into a small, sealed off area with inadequate air conditioning, made worse by airflow limitations and neglect of basic system maintenance —- in the searing June 21 heat. A veterinarian who posthumously examined the dogs said the only one with sufficient food in its stomach was the owner’s dog, who also died. He concluded that these were all elements of a pattern of negligent treatment.

When the dead and dying dogs were discovered, no veterinarian was called. The dying pets were hosed down in a vain effort to cool them. The carcasses of the dead dogs were stacked like cordwood in a storage shed.

The owners of the boarding kennel, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes pleaded not guilty earlier this week to 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and animal abuse. They were also indicted on a felony fraud charge in the same case.

Logan and Austin Flake, the couple watching the facility while the Hughes vacationed in Florida, are to be arraigned in November. Each faces charges of 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Logan Flake is the daughter of MaLeisa and Todd Hughes. Logan’s husband Austin is the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake —- which likely accounts for the placement of the news report.

Previous coverage can be read here.


NY news anchor provides sage advice for avoiding Ebola

October 26, 2014

Errol Louis: If you don’t want Ebola, don’t eat mucus or feces

 His actual quote: “If you came across some strange mucus or feces or something out there on the subway, the street or anything else —- don’t eat it!”

 


Healthy children dying from illness prevalent in Central America

October 21, 2014

Americans are becoming ever more wary as they watch the Obama regime’s mismanagement of the Ebola crisis. Increasing concerns about the spread of the deadly virus and other disease threats are given basis in fact via this shocking Judicial Watch report detailing that the administration is “actively formulating plans” to admit Ebola infected non-citizens into the U.S. for treatment.

Adding to the potential epidemic distress is the under-reported invasion of Enterovirus (EV-D68) —- a disease with roots in Central America. A medical study conducted last year at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru corroborates the need for vigilance. Published in Virology Journal, the study is titled “Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.”

The Texas Tribune reports that respiratory illnesses have repeatedly been confirmed among  the “unaccompanied minors” being dispersed throughout the United States. Doctors providing medical care for those illegally entering and subsequently being released by U.S. Border Patrol in advance of their court dates, say those recent detainees were not appropriately screened or treated for illness while in federal custody.

Enterovirus EV-D68 arrived here with the hordes of children carrying Third-World diseases into the U.S.  How many classrooms have been contaminated and once-healthy American children exposed?

The tragic death of Luke Smith, a Peoria, Ariz. first-grader who exhibited symptoms of a severe respiratory condition before succumbing to the disease raises questions. After his death was announced school attendance plummeted as concerned parents kept their children home. KPHO-TV-5 (video) has more.

That horrific news was followed by this KTVK TV-3 report (video) of a healthy Valley infant who died of complications of Enterovirus rhinovirus just days ago. 

Reuters reports the virus strain has infected nearly 700 people, most of them children, in 46 states and the District of Columbia since mid-August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

H/T azgary

 


Indicted! Austin & Logan Flake, Todd & MaLeisa Hughes

October 16, 2014

Felony & misdemeanor charges filed against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son Austin, wife Logan and her parents

Four long months after the heat-related, suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs at a Gilbert kennel, the owners and caretakers have been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. An indictment was handed down Wednesday by a Maricopa County Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury should be commended for diligently considering the evidence and doing the job it was impaneled to do —- conducting its business, without regard to politics.

Todd Hughes the owner of the boarding facility, has been a bad actor throughout this despicable saga, lying about the number of dogs involved and initially claiming they merely ran away. The story was later changed to cast blame on the dogs themselves by alleging one or more of the pets chewed through the air conditioning wiring. Hughes and his wife MaLeisa were vacationing out-of-state and left their daughter Logan, and son-in-law Austin, to oversee the care of the pets.

When the Flakes’ returned to the kennel the next day and witnessed the horrific scene, they callously hosed down the dying dogs in a crude attempt to cool them. The carcasses of the dogs were then piled in a storage shed. No professional veterinarians were called to help.

The dogs sweltered to death, packed together  in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning, and without food or water provided for them.

After deputies responded to a call the morning of June 21, 2014, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office launched an extensive investigation and submitted its findings to the County Attorney’s Office on August 27, 2014.  This is Montgomery’s Sept. 10, follow-up press conference. (Courtesy of KTVK-TV3)

The indictment charges Todd and MaLeisa Hughes with 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, and one felony count of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Austin and Logan Flake are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

A hearing for the four defendants is scheduled Oct. 23, 2014.

Seeing Red AZ has covered the deaths of the pets in these posts:

Oct. 13, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Focus of daily’s sarcastic jab remains inert

Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

July 17, 2014: 21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

June 27, 2014: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake & Update


Leftist lies: Ebola, amnesty, ISIS terrorists on border

October 14, 2014

News from the U. S. Department of Defense regarding the deadly Ebola virus sparks major concerns as Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, makes grim predictions.  Kelly says the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment.

“If the disease gets to countries like Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, it will cause a panic and people will flee the region,” Gen. Kelly said last week in remarks to the National Defense University. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.

Yet Barack Obama assures us the chances of an Ebola outbreak in U.S. are extremely lo (video).

Juxtapose General Kelly’s concerns against the blasé attitude of California’s radical leftist senior Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 81.  She recently wrote this commentary, for the San Diego Union Tribune, in which she unequivocally declared the border secure, saying thoughts to the contrary were based on “false fears.”

“The bottom line” she asserts, “is that the southern border is more secure than ever.”  Feinstein assures readers that  time has come to pass “immigration reform,“ —- more accurately known as amnesty —- deceitfully claiming “the border security package included in the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill would further lock it down.” She offers empty assurances that a pending bill addresses “border security.”

It does not.

As a case in point, Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles confirms the fact that 4 ISIS terrorists have been captured on the border as they recently entered Texas via Mexico. How many have passed through undetected is anyone’s guess.

Seeing Red AZ postedHezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns,” in 2011. It includes a link to a disturbing newscast from ABC 10 News in San Diego, which should have sounded the alarm, but didn’t.

Turkey, integral to Obama’s “broad coalition” is now disputing his claim it will let U.S. aircraft fly from an American base into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS. The Muslim country’s Istanbul University has become a haven for the terrorist group.

Still, Obama, Feinstein, Harry Reid and liberals of their ilk who care more about expanding the Democrat base than the safety and security of America’s citizens, continue to be reelected. They are joined by long-in-the-tooth, establishment RINOs epitomized by John McCain, in D.C. over well over three decades, and “shortimer” Jeff Flake, first elected in 2000. Voting for amnesty supporters is voting against our country’s best interests. Think about that as you mark your ballots.


Ebama: The tale of a president willing to gravely endanger Americans

October 8, 2014

Thomas Duncan, 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S., died today in Dallas

The General Election is just around the bend. Many of the races and candidates have been covered here. But today we digress from campaigns to a single politician —- Barack Hussein Obama.

As the President of the United States, he is the man entrusted with the solemn duty of keeping American citizens safe.  Yet he is now risking the lives of the populace with policies designed to further the spread of a deadly contagion.  More concerned with political correctness and a commitment to open borders, he refuses too impose any travel restrictions from the West African nations where death runs rampant. Several African nations, including Kenya and Nigeria have issued travel bans. Additionally, Obama has inexplicably sent American troops, unprepared to deal with a deadly epidemic, to the infected areas.

The U.S. State Department currently allows applicants with HIV/AIDS to apply and enter our country. Those infected with tuberculosis, leprosy, or other afflictions “of public health significance” can apply for waivers.

Ebola, with no treatment or known cure, is rapidly becoming a global health crisis of monumental proportions. According to this September CDC report, which admits under-reporting of the actual cases, the number of Ebola outbreaks in Liberia and Sierra Leone could escalate to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January 2015, and rise even higher if there are no “additional interventions or changes in community behavior.”

Another assessment published by WHO experts in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the fatality rate of the outbreak in West Africa is 71% and assesses the “current epidemiologic outlook [as] bleak.”  “The Ebola epidemic,” they write, is “in grave danger of spiraling out of control.”

Against this backdrop, we invite you to read the illuminating commentary “Ebola and Obama” by Dr. Thomas Sowell. It’s printed in Human Events, known for its powerful, conservative voices.


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