Obamacare’s newest fans: Oink, oink

A recent news account in USA Today headlining, “Obamacare’s popularity at its highest level in nearly seven years” piqued our interest. We tracked down the survey and found it was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)  — hardly a passive player in the healthcare industry. Telephone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

This biased gem is directly from Kaiser:

With President Trump and top White House officials regularly criticizing the accuracy of news from major news organizations, this month’s poll also looks at which sources of information Americans trust most about changes to the nation’s health care system.

The survey finds Americans are more likely to say they trust their Congressional representatives (55%) their friends and family (51%), and local (53%) and national news organizations (51%) than President Trump (42%) or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter (16%).

While fewer than half of Americans say they trust information about proposed changes to the U.S. health care system from President Trump “a lot” or “some,” one-fourth of Americans do say they trust information from the President “a lot” (23 percent) which may be an indication of the current divisive political environment.

Friday’s skewed report on their news site is titled, “Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind.”

Says who?

Obamacare was sold to Americans based on lies. This is Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber referring to Americans as too stupid to understand the facts (video) while they were being exploited by the healthcare law. Here U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy eviscerates MIT Professor Gruber as the liar he is at a congressional hearing. (video)

Based on the Kaiser survey indicating the rise in popularity of Obamacare, our readers will see the relevance of this tale which defines the issue of government dependency:

Years ago a wise farmer noticed that wild pigs roamed freely in the woods adjacent to his farm. “If I could just capture some of those wild pigs, I could fatten them up and reap financial rewards,” he told his neighbor. But the neighbor scoffed, “Those pigs are wild animals, clever in fending for themselves. You can never round them up.”

The wild pigs were suspicious of any advances by the farmer. However, the farmer was a very patient man, and knew the rewards would be great if he was able to gain their trust. The farmer set out with his plan to tame the beasts.

His plan evolved. Each day he took corn and tossed it in the woods where the pigs could safely feast under the cover of darkness. Gradually, as the pigs grew less cautious, the farmer scattered the corn in a pasture located nearer the farmhouse. Then he set about hammering in fence posts around one side of the pasture. That night, the pigs noticed the posts with some curiosity but were eager to dig into the big pile of corn the farmer had left them. A few nights later, they noticed more posts had been erected. At last, the farmer attached wire to the posts around the perimeter but the corn inside was so enticing and delicious that they gobbled it up as they had gotten used to doing, setting aside any apprehension they had about the fence.

Finally, the pigs noticed there was a fence around the entire pasture with a wide and welcoming gate, swung open and leading to where the sweet corn was piled high. Although a few pigs were suspicious and refused to enter the gate, the more greedy ones entered the enclosure. After several nights when no harm came to them, the others decided to join in the banquet and gorged to their delight, as pigs do. Then one night as the pigs were busy feeding, the farmer quietly walked up to the gate, closed and locked it.

So it is with reliance on government to meet our basic needs. The trap is set. We simply have to anticipate the gate swinging shut on us.

 

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9 Responses to Obamacare’s newest fans: Oink, oink

  1. MacBeth says:

    In Arizona costs for Obamacare have risen 116% this past year. How is this government theft better than self reliance? Who believes health care is a Constitutional right? Then why isn’t a job? If the government guarantees jobs, then it (WE the taxpayers) should also make sure everyone has a car to get to that job. In order to perform at top efficiency, workers need a good night’s sleep and food in their stomachs. Are we also on the hook for supplying housing and nourishment?

  2. azgary says:

    GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski to Vote ‘No’ on Obamacare Repeal, Defunding Planned Parenthood
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/23/lisa-murkowski-vote-no-obamacare-repeal-defunding-planned-parenthood/

    only a couple more and the gopers will again have an excuse for doing nothing and keep the lobbyist bribes flowing.

    six times the gopers put a bill repealing obammycare on a presidents desk knowing it would be vetoed.

    yet today they will not that bill on the Presidents desk knowing it will be signed.

    opposition party is kabuki.

    if they actually do get a bill passed it will have been written by lobbyist, the politicians will get paid and we again will be the ones footing the $$$$

    • Seen It All says:

      The GOP establishment is on par with the Dems. It’s all about retaining power. Even great challengers to these incumbents are massively disadvantage, because they have no way of raising the necessary money to be competitive. Incumbency comes with built in protectionism and the special interest lobbyists drive that train.

  3. azgary says:

    I received an automated phone poll from jeff flake today LOL

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Nobody lies like Obama (above video). And the “pigs” bought his lies hoping the government would take good care of them. Well, Obamacare didn’t work out very well, especially for people in Arizona. He took one-sixth of the economy and ruined our medical system when all it needed was a few fixes. Now it’s dropped in the lap of the hapless Republicans who are afraid to “repeal and replace” as they talked about forever – under Obama – where they couldn’t get it done. Now Trump, the interloper, wants it gone and they won’t cooperate. I say interloper because he’s not from the swamp. The GOP (not Trump) are again looking like the lightweights they are – it’s really pathetic.

    And Fox has hired none other than Ezekiel Emanuel – the other ‘expert’ on Obamacare. There’s already not much to write home about on Fox – now this.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Obama, the man from nowhere, is again on the move.
    Out and about in NYC, the New York Post showed a photo of hoards of people trying to get a glimpse of the smiling-ear-to-ear jackass, coffee in hand.

    Of interest, there seemed to be more than a normal number of Secret Service around him, and there was quite a motorcade.

    He smiled for the cameras in various restaurants, a coffee shop and at a Broadway production.

    Obama and Hillary really making the rounds this past week, stirring the (crap) pot that is otherwise known as NYC.

    Hillary’s 3 minute video, released a few days ago, encouraged her peeps to “keep on fighting” and assured her foolish followers that she was going to be right there beside them all the way.

    Meanwhile, billionaire owner of Amazon.com and the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, has given John Podesta his very own column.

    All of the above-mentioned individuals are beyond redemption.
    Sickos.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The Democrats, with Obama’s assistance, are on a war path to take back D.C. and Mitch McConnell is helping them. He’s doing nothing to help Trump.

    From the article:

    “Wrong. After doing virtually no work during most of January, and working at a leisurely pace in February, the Senate just left town for a 10-day recess. That means they went home to campaign—after being on the job for about six weeks. As my friend said: “The Democrats are shutting down the Senate’s business, and Mitch McConnell’s answer is to give everyone a big vacation. The message to Democrats is: keep up the great work, we have no intention of fighting back.”

    The result? The government will be run by bureaucrats, Obama holdovers and temporary “acting” trump appointees. Neil Gorsuch won’t get confirmed for weeks and weeks, and other judicial vacancies will remain vacant. Not to mention letting President Trump’s program simply die on the vine—the crucial business of repealing Obamacare, tax reform, passing budgets and appropriations, and the rest of the things Donald Trump and taxpayers so badly need.”

    Exclusive—Regnery: Anti-Trump Democrats’ Best Allies Are Senate Republicans – Breitbart

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/25/exclusive-regnery-anti-trump-democrats-best-allies-are-senate-republicans/

    • azgary says:

      “Let that sink in. 549 vacancies, at 30 hours each, equals 686 days. If you subtract weekends, and add a nice vacation every few months, you are looking at never finishing this job throughout the entirety of Donald Trump’s first term. And this assumes they are in session around the clock and do no other legislative business, which is also impossible.”

      hopefully Trump will maybe mention this when he addresses congress so the voters hear about it

      not that it will matter, they dont care.

      they dont care about the mid terms, they dont care about 2020, they dont care about America or Americans all they care about is keeping the lobbyist happy.

      thats why they worked hand in hand with obammy all the time.

      destroying the Nation for lobbyist bribes.