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November 27, 2014

IRS’s Role in Health Care Law Is Targeted in House Spending Bill

The House today continues amendment votes on the fiscal 2015 Financial Services spending bill. Health care proposals in the legislation focus on the more than 40 provisions in the 2010 health care law that task the IRS with verifying consumer health insurance exchange subsidies, administering premium tax credits and enforcing the individual and employer health coverage mandates.

The measure would omit spending requested by the White House to implement the health law and would prohibit the transfer of funds from the Department of Health and Human Services. The bill also expressly would prohibit the IRS from implementing the law’s individual mandate.

Additionally, the legislation would restrict White House spending on preparing or implementing presidential executive orders, while House Republican leaders mull a separate vote on a resolution authorizing a lawsuit challenging White House administrative actions relating to the health care law.

The spending bill would increase spending for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and would fund District of Columbia HIV-AIDS programs. However, long-term spending bill limitations would continue to restrict D.C. laws on marijuana use and contraceptive services coverage.

Broader federal spending restrictions are retained on abortions and needle exchange programs.  Roll Call reported that the White House cited the local health funding restrictions among the reasons the president would likely veto the measure.

  • shark60

    The IRS has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that they can not be trusted. Their integrity has been forever tainted!

    • Ted_Zee_Man

      I SEE YOU BELIEVE THE REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS AND THE B. S. OUT OF THE LIAR DARRYL ISSA’S MOUTH.

    • Dave Larochelle

      Your definition of “beyond a reasonable doubt” is not listed in Websters or any law library. The issue concerning conservative applications deals only with one of five divisions within the IRS. Even that issue has generate much disagreement over whether any violations have occurred. To paint with such a broad brush taints your integrity.

  • Quintis Arrius

    Agree with Shark, supplying sensitive information regarding health status and the financial means to achieve that level of health is far beyond the IRS’ original mandate to collect funds to run the goverment. It was a bad idea in 2009 and worse idea in 2014 given the behavior of the department now. By the way, I have owned approx 15 computers in the last 10 years. The number of times my hard drives crashed:1, and I was later able to recover the data completely.

    • Ted_Zee_Man

      MAYBE BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND PARROT THE REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS YOU SHOULD READ THE LAW AND SEE WHAT INFORMATION IT IS THAT THE IRS WILL BE GETTING AND RESPONSIBLE FOR. JUST LIKE WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT THE DEATH PANELS THAT WERE CREATED ARE THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS AND REPUBLICAN STATE LEGISLATURES THAT REFUSED THE EXTENDED MEDICAID PROGRAM THAT LEFT 8,000,000 UNINSURED POOR PEOPLE AND IT HAS BEEN PREDICTED THAT AS MANY AS 17,000 MAY DIE EVERY YEAR BECAUSE OF NO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

      I WAS AN EXECUTIVE IN THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY AND THE LOSS OF INFORMATION ON A COMPUTER CAN BE CAUSED IN MANY MORE WAYS THAN A HARD DRIVE. WITH ALL OF THE HACKERS IT COULD BE A VIRUS. IT COULD HAVE BEEN DUE TO A ROUTER CRASH. IT COULD HAVE BEEN BECAUSE OF AN ELECTRICAL SPIKE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A PROCESSOR CHIP.

      • MikeTheTiger

        Ted,

        Or it could have been deleted/erased to cover correspondence proving that the IRS was targeting specific groups because of their political affiliation. Info on hard drives that crash can be recovered and emails go from one computer to another through routers to servers and therefore are on both computers as well as being backed up on main frames. Beside that there is federal law that requires all this official correspondence to be electronically stored/filed in multiple locations and kept for years as documentation. So it would be extremely hard and very unlikely to loose all those emails and correspondence unless someone or group destroyed them purposefully. So the data is backed up and automatically stored in more than one location. If you were a Computer Industry executive you would know this. Besides that, a router does not store electronic info so it couldn’t be lost because of router failure. A router only transmits data and once the router is replaced the data is still there for retransmission. Given your statements above I seriously doubt you have any real Computer expertise?

      • Barry Williams

        MiXeD CaSe AnD PrOpEr PuNcTuAtIoN WiLl MaKe ThE DrIvEl YoU ArE BaRfInG At LeAsT EaSiEr To ReAd!

        DuMmY!

  • dav

    GEEZ, Louise ! We’re drowning in rules and no one to remember them ?

    • Lissa Henry

      Right – that is why a single system for insurance would be so much better than anything proposed. This is not a country with common sense or open minds. We are blinded by advertising and a constant drone of misinformation and the politics of our families. There is just no need for so many insurance policies and so much confusion. We could go to something more like Medicare for all that was administered by different Insurance companies. If they could bargain with the pharmaceutical companies, unlike Medicare, they could be pretty reasonably priced.

      • MikeTheTiger

        Lissa,
        Sounds great, so how come Obama and the ACA didn’t do that? Here is the part you won’t like to hear. The ACA didn’t do that because the Democrats are just as tied to “Big Money” as are the Republicans. Both have one primary goal – get reelected to keep power and their hands on the taxpayer funded “pot of gold.” To fix our national problems now will take two things, strict term limits and strict campaign spending limits. We must get away from career politicians and stop the gross spending both during and between elections. ACA hasn’t fixed anything. it has just moved the cost from the very poor to the middle class. The rich are not impacted at all, they still pay for their medical care. The ACA has just pushed some middle class down into the poor category.

  • Robert12Disqus

    obamacare is so stupid and just as stupid is the same people who won’t defund it – congress that is – and allowed it to happen are still in office doing more stupid stuff that is meaningless. it’s time to fire congress, scotus, the executive branch, and shut down the fed and let states take charge of their topologies.

    • Lissa Henry

      I live in the south. Our states tend to be poor and run by the wealthy who do not care about ‘the people’ except to fool them into voting for them. Even when it would cost less for every one in the state, healthcare would not be available for most people who do not have wealth and power.

      • Robert12Disqus

        understood. the love of money is the root of all evil and you seem to have hit that nail on the head. it sounds like we’re for real healthcare reform but not obamacare/aca “reform”.

        • Ted_Zee_Man

          EVERYONE KNOWS THAT TO CONTINUE TO EXIST PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES MUST MAKE A PROFIT AND PAY DIVIDENDS TO THE STOCK HOLDERS. THAT IS WHY HEALTHCARE INSURANCE MUST BE MADE SINGLE PAYER UNIVERSAL AND OPERATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MEDICARE IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE. INDIVIDUAL POLICY HOLDERS MUST ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO EXPOSE FRAUD BY DOCTORS, HOSPITALS AND ALL OTHER PROVIDERS.

          • MikeTheTiger

            Ted,
            For once, I can partially agree with you. However, assuming that anything being run by the federal bureaucracy will be run efficiently and save money is a real stretch. Medicare is functional and needed, but there is a lot of room for improvement. I’m a Vet and a VA supporter, but I would be the last to tell anyone that the VA is run efficiently. It is a bureaucracy and by it’s very nature is inefficient because it lacks flexibility. Read the newspaper if you want evidence. I know, I was a part of that federal bureaucracy for 31 years (DoD).

          • Barry Williams

            ONLY A RUDE ASSWIT WOULD TYPE IN ALL CAPS!

          • Robert12Disqus

            actually we don’t need health insurance at all. this whole situation is mind control. we simply need preventive knowledge so we hardly ever have to visit a doctor in our lifetime.

      • MikeTheTiger

        Lissa,
        Maybe you should check the voting rolls in your state. If rich folks are running the state it’s because poor and middle class folks are voting for them. The “Wealthy” don’t have a voting majority yet. If your next come back is “well you have to be rich to afford to run for office” . Well I say we middle class and poor can fix that too with term limits and spending limits. Quit blaming the Wealthy for our problems, because they are “OUR” problems – caused by us, a sometimes ignorant, uninformed public. Pitting the rich against the poor is a vote getter for some, but that strategy will ultimately be our downfall. I can remember when is was one of everyone’s goals to become rich in a country of opportunity (the USA). Don’t throw away the “Opportunity” goal because of some career mined politician who’s only goal is to get reelected! On Obama Care: it remains to be seen if it is actually going to be a “Affordable Care Act” and so far it has proven not to be affordable because it does nothing to actually cut the cost of medical care. Shifting the costs from one group to another is not saving anyone anything. The rich can afford to pay, but the onus right now from this bill is falling on the middle class.

    • Ted_Zee_Man

      IF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS SO STUPID WHY IS IT THAT A MAJORITY [OVER 50%] OF THE PEOPLE IN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES SUPPORT AND LIKE IT TODAY? IT MAY NOT BE PERFECT BUT IT IS A HECK OF A LOT BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAD. THE ONLY REASONS THAT THE LIKE RATE IS NOT EVEN NIGHER IS [1.] THE MAJORITY OF THE U. S. CITIZENS WANT A SINGLE PAYER UNIVERSAL PLAN. [2.] THE REPUBLICAN IDIOTS IN STATES WHERE THEY CONTROL THE LEGISLATURE HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE EXTENDED MEDICAID PLAN WHICH HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYING 100% OF THE COST THE FIRST THREE YEARS AND THEN 90% OF THE COST FROM THERE ON. REPUBLICANS ARE TO STUPID TO REALIZE THAT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS WIN FOR THEM AND THE CITIZENS OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL STATES.

      • Robert12Disqus

        it’s stupid because it takes from everyone mandatorily. you should know that’s stupid ted_zee_man because when they keep doing that, then pretty soon you become a slave. in fact, the best slaves are those who don’t even think they’re slaves. as harriet tubman possibly said (disputed), “I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.” free will is the mark of liberty – forcing people to buy insurance they don’t want and probably don’t need so other people who want it can save money is already slavery.

      • MikeTheTiger

        Ted,
        Again, you are spreading false information. There is no guarantee of Federal payments to the States after the first three years and given that the Federal deficit has skyrocketed in the last 4 years no one can say what the reimbursements will be in the future. Given that Obama has unilaterally changed the ACA at least 3 times in the last year, without Congressional approval, no one can say it was smart or stupid decision on Medicaid? That will only prove out in the future. Republicans may be idiots, but that descriptive may also apply to Democrats depending on how the ACA plays out. So far, it hasn’t played out as Obama assured us it would, that is why he’s unilaterally change it (illegally). You are still SCREAMING, but decibels don’t prove your point!

        • ike036

          All your posts are clear and well stated, Mike. Thank you for your contribution. You obviously are the master of the current conversation. I submit you are wasting your key strokes trying to educate and to rationalize with an apparently tiny, nay minuscule, and closed minded ideologue. Or, do I err? He might just be a typical libtard/regressive/commie/socialist dumbass.

          • Ted_Zee_Man

            READ THE DAMN LAW AND LEARN.

            http://www.medicaid.gov/Afford

          • prissy

            Ted the Idiot. I read the law (far more than once) and surprise it’s changing even as we type…they made it vague and cumbersome for a reason. It is a catch all for every pork project for the next 100 years on top of growing the government beyond imagination. Did you know Ted the Idiot, that in that cumbersome law is a place that says the government can control what care you can receive and that after a certain age you are less likely to get that care and that denial of benefits grows with every year you live? You read the damn thing Ted the Idiot…there’s lots of surprises in there for everyone…and like I said it’s growing even as we type.

        • Ted_Zee_Man

          MIKE AGAIN IT IS YOU THAT IS LYING. READ THE DAMN LAW AND LEARN.

          http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Provisions/Financing.html

          • MikeTheTiger

            Ted maybe you should reread federal law and study the federal budget process. Funding is only authorized through 2015, there is no guarantee after that time because Congress hasn’t authorized it – they can’t until the 2016 President’s Budget is submitted to them and they (both the House and Senate “Mark it”. Marking means they decide what gets funded and what doesn’t. The ACA doesn’t decide if it gets funding, Congress does that on a annual, year by year, basis. As I stated earlier, Congress has the flexibility to fund or unfund any program in the President’s Budget submission. So right now no program no program is guaranteed funding past 2015. That is specifically why many states chose not to participate. Take off your “hard head” and start thinking for a change. Alsom hoe many times has Obama already unilaterally changed the law without Congress’s approval?? So THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUNDING PAST 2015. YES, I AM NOW SCREAMING IT AT YOU! Try using your Caps lock key for all letters following the first word of a sentence

      • prissy

        Ted the idiot. Where are you getting these “supposed” poles (majority of people in Both parties?), like some many Dem’s you make up numbers off the top of your head or you change the subject when you are cornered. Your cornered Ted!

        You mentioned that you got to save money on your Affordable Care? That was on the back of several other people who have had to pay more for their care…it doesn’t even out. Too many subsidies on the back of the American workers and too few still working will never work…use what little common sense you may have…it doesn’t work.

  • Lissa Henry

    Look, all joking aside, the IRS is not staffed or funded or technologically up to date to be able to take on this added burden. It certainly looks like they need a watchdog or better supervision in place before they are ready to do the work they already have been doing. This is yet another attempt to defund a law that conservatives hate and can use as red meat for the ignorant.
    I’m 65 and on Medicare – no dog in this hunt – I still want to see decent, affordable insurance for every one in my country. Why? I developed a chronic illness when I was younger and my insurance did not cover nearly as much of the cost as I needed. It took me years to pay all the money that I owed to doctors. and hospitals and labs. Now my income is less than I need to retire because of my illness. I had to take a leave of absence and had to cut back on hours even when I returned. My bills delayed my ability to save for retirement and decreased work cut my Social Security.
    If I learned anything, I learned that I could not practice the “pursuit of happiness” or earn a living without my health. While the wealthy are able to bury our expensive health services, many people have discovered that our ‘for profit’ health services have been becoming less and less affordable.

    • Barry Williams

      Obamacare is not insurance which is defined as, “coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril.”

      Birth control and treatment for existing conditions is not insurance. There is no unexpected loss involved in either of those. The Democrats and Obama want to destroy the current system so they (liberals and socialists) can “rebuild” the system into a single-payer system meaning the government would be the sole provider of healthcare.

      I am 61 and disabled from rheumatological disease. I am lucky to have served in the military because, even though my illnesses are not remotely service-connected, the American people long ago decided to honor those who served (voluntarily or through conscription) with more resources for health and housing.

      The doctors at the VA have been great and I think it may be attributable to the fact that the VA hospital in Atlanta is literally right next to Emory University, a renowned medical university and teaching hospital. However, the system of delivering the care is slow, cumbersome, impersonal and fraught with paperwork and feckless government employees.

      I am thankful for the care as my life is definitely better than it would have been without it. However, it is institutional medicine centered on running the institution and not on patient care. Further, it is impaired by the same maladies that plague the rest of government: more emphasis on rules; petty empire-building; and, as it is lately being exposed, LYING.

      Look at any company that lives mostly off government largess (General Electric under Jeff Immelt is a good example) or any institution that is largely controlled by government and you’ll likely find little innovation due to the lack of competition.

      While lasix has become cheaper and more technologically sophisticated most of other health care has gotten more expensive and has been much slower to innovate.This is because consumers of health-care services have been operating in a system where all of the fees and the billing are a function of some benefit that has been heretofore been provided as employment compensation.

      Some regulation is needed to help develop orderly and accountable businesses of all types. However, there comes a point when the continued involvement of the government becomes counterproductive.

      Another industry where this is evident is the explosion in the cost of education. The more heavily subsidized education has become, the less effective it has become on a cost-benefit basis.

      I predict that a new trend that is developing in many western-hemisphere countries (but not the U.S. or Canada) will continue to grow. That trend is specialty medicine available in world-class hospitals in South American and western-hemisphere island countries at substantially less cost for equal or better service.

      These facilities have the latest diagnostic equipment, sophisticated treatment capabilities and, in many cases, U.S. educated doctors that are experts in their field. One such facility is a newly opened robotic surgery facility in,of all places, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Here is a story about it: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/27/new-robotic-surgical-institute-opens-in-dominican-republic/

      Having the government take over any industry directly or indirectly is a sure way to stifle innovation and burden society with government mendacity driven by petty bureaucrats building and protecting their careers and protecting their fiefdoms. It has already been happening throughout the government with more and more cases being exposed almost daily.

      Here are some of my favorite quotes:

      We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

      Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

      When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is Liberty.

      A government big enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take everything you have.
      - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

      It is the prohibition that makes anything precious.
      - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

      True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.​
      - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

      “If guns cause crime, all mine are defective.”
      - Ted Nugent

      “A man with a gun is a citizen. A man without a gun is a subject.”
      - John Lott

      “Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell `Fire!’ in a crowded theater.”
      - Peter Venetoklis

      • Ted_Zee_Man

        BARRY YOU ARE AN OPINIONATED MAN WHO CLOSES HIS EYES TO REALITY.

        [1.] THERE IS AN EXPECTED LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTRACEPTIVES (A.) THE LOSS OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM IF THE WOMAN IS PREGNANT. (B.) THE LOSS OF INCOME TO SPEND ON ONE’S SELF.

        [2.] THERE IS A LOSS OF INCOME AND LIFE IF ONE HAS A SERIOUS PRE-EXISTING CONDITION AND IT IS NOT CARED FOR PROPERLY

        WHY WOULD ONE NOT WANT TO DESTROY THE PRESENT HEALTH CARE PRIVATE INSURANCE THAT EXISTS IN THE U.S.A.? IT DISCRIMINATES. IT PUTS PROFIT BEFORE MEDICAL CARE OF THE PATIENT.

        BARRY YOU DO REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE FREE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUCH LIKE WHAT YOU SPEAK AGAINST.

        • MikeTheTiger

          Ted,
          This may surprise you, but anything provided by the Federal government is paid for, it is not free. Right now all the benefits you and I enjoy from the Feds is being paid for with a 17 trillion dollar deficit! As both of us should be painfully aware of every April 15th. Medical Insurance is not free and I don’t see the Insurance companies going broke. For every dollar provided for a poor persons insurance, there is a Middle Class person paying an extra dollar for their insurance. NOTHING IS FREE!

    • Joetwopointoh

      Obamacare (affordable heath care act) does not provide anyone with insurance nor does it provide “affordable” insurance. The policies that have premiums which appear affordable have deductibles that would bankrupt most of those who’re being forced to purchase them. Obamacare is far from that which Senator Ted Kennedy first introduced and intended. The IRS has no place being involved in this. Its being involved, along with citizens being forced to purchase insurance are FASCIST not democratic or socialist actions. Our supposedly “representative” government has no place forcing us to BUY anything from ANY corporations. Those who keep parroting the word socialist truly should look up the definitions of that word as well as fascist in order to properly compare them as they relate to forced insurance purchase. They too are simply repeating a word they’ve been fed by manipulative sources.

  • wolfman4u

    keep the IRS out of Forced Obama Care

  • wandamurline

    Defund the IRS, NSA, Dept. of Education, TSA, Homeland Security, and about 400 more unconstitutional departments of the overextended bureaucratic POS that we call the federal government. Under the Constitution, there are 21 activities that fall under the federal government, the rest fall to the individual states. One of them is protecting America from invasion, but they have allowed 11 million illegals in and are taking in thousands more of future teet suckers at the border right now. It is treason not to protect from invasion….they may not have guns, but they have diseases like TB, chunga, mumps, measles, chicken pox and no telling how many others….weapons of mass destruction against Americans, but the federal government is doing nothing but housing them….this may be the final straw to collapse an America that is bankrupt from fiat money.

    • Dave Larochelle

      Better watch out with comments like that, you will be on a hit list.

      • wandamurline

        Like our forefathers said before us…I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. When the government fears the people, we have a republic democracy….when the people fear the government, we have a dictatorship.

        • Dave Larochelle

          What does fear have to do with it? So the government, which is the people by the people and for the people is to fear the people itself. Spoken like a homegrown terrorist. We are all in this together to make a better country. If you are referring to Congress, I can understand frustration and resentment because they accomplish NOTHING. But to beat the drum for the POS federal government is indicative of a sick mind.

  • Ted_Zee_Man

    The REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. House OF REPRESENTATIVES today continues amendment votes on the fiscal 2015 Financial Services spending bill. THE REPUBLICANS ARE COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE WITH THEIR WAR AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR RACIAL HATRED OF THE U. S. PRESIDENT.

    I RESENT THE FACT THAT REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE BELIEVE AND ACT LIKE THEY ARE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THAT ONLY THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CREATE, WRITE AND PASS LAWS THAT AFFECT ALL OF THE CITIZENS.

    IT IS THE DUTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO ORIGINATE AND PASS SPENDING BILLS TO FUND THE RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES OF EVERY DEPARTMENT OF THE U. S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES THEY WILL FUND.

    THE ONLY REASON THAT THEY ARE DOING THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO MAKE THE PRESIDENT LOOK BAD OR FAIL, IN DOING SO THEY DO NOT CARE WHAT DAMAGE THEY CAUSE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR TO THE CITIZENS. THEY THINK IF THEY MAKE THE A.C.A. FAIL OR BE CONSIDERED A FAILURE, AND BY MAKING IT COST MONEY TO THE TREASURY IT IS THEIR HOPE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A FAILURE.

    IF THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PROPERLY FUNDED THE I.R.S. TO COLLECT THE FEES AND CHARGES UNDER THE LAW THE A.C.A. WOULD BRING IN EVEN MORE MONEY AND BE SEEN AS A HUGE SUCCESS.

    THIS IS THE SAME REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT HAS VOTED 54 SEPARATE TIMES TO REPEAL THE A. C. A.

    THIS IS ILLEGAL BECAUSE THE RIGHT OF THE PRESIDENT TO ISSUE EXECUTIVE ORDERS IS ESTABLISHED IN THE U. S. CONSTITUTION AND THEREFORE; THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS IN VIOLATION OF THE U. S. CONSTITUTION. BECAUSE OF THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIONS THE MEMBERS OF THE U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHO VOTE TO SUPPORT THIS BILL SHOULD BE IMPEACHED.

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WHO LOVE AND SUPPORT THE RIGHTS OF THE WOMEN THEY HAVE IN THEIR LIVES WILL NOT SUPPORT OR VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS THESE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    “WE THE PEOPLE” TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF THE U. S. CONGRESS AND THE COUNTRY WILL ONLY VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO SUPPORT THE U. S. CONSTITUTION, THE FEDERAL LAWS AND THE WANTS AND NEEDS OF THE MAJORITY OF THE U. S. CITIZENS

    DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO WILL NOT ONLY SUPPORT THE WANTS AND NEEDS OF THE “RICH AND POWERFUL” ABOVE THE WANTS AND NEEDS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE POOR AND MIDDLE-CLASS.

    DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.

    • ike036

      Pull your head out of where the sun don’t shine!!! No one has to do anything to make the illegal mulatto commie muslim scuzbag bathhouse boy look bad….he’s doing a great job all by himself. Worst that’s ever been!!!

      • Ted_Zee_Man

        SHOWING WHAT AN IGNORANT RACIST YOU ARE, WILL NOT INFLUENCE ANYONE. MAYBE IF YOU HAD THE ABILITY TO READ AND REASON YOU MIGHT ONLY BE IGNORANT. BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE REPUBLICANS IN YOUR STATE HAVE DUMBED DOWN EDUCATION SO MUCH THAT YOU CAN’T EVEN DO THAT AND THINK INTELLIGENTLY.

        • wandamurline

          Please troll somewhere else…you are an embarrassment. You are a useful idiot to the Democommunists….you may like them now, but believe me things will change when this country becomes a third world country and the middle class has become extinct….that is what your non God, baby killing, homosexual party is all about.

          • Ted_Zee_Man

            THE TROLL WOULD BE YOU. I MADE THE ORIGINAL POST AND YOU RESPONDED TROLL.

    • MikeTheTiger

      Ted_Zee_Man,
      Where do I start?? First, if you don’t already realize it, writing in all Capital Letters is considered “screaming” an if you have valid points, screaming does not communicate those point effectively. Second, the Republicans have only controlled the House for a few years until then (when Democratically controlled) they did absolutely nothing, couldn’t pass a Federal Budget for more than 3 years. Congress is also made up of the Senate and the bills proposed by the House must go through the Senate before going to the President for signature. The Senate (democratically controlled) has blocked almost every bill coming from the House. So a great part of why the Congress is a “do nothing Congress” is the lack of action in the Senate, not the House. Providing for Federal government functions requires a budget. It was the President who failed to present a Federal Budget to Congress for several years, so ineffectiveness can be attributed to both Democrats and Republicans and the Executive Department – presently run by a Democrat. So all your Republican finger pointing is just a little hypocritical. Third, there is nothing (not one word) in the Constitution about Executive Orders. Executive Orders were established within the Executive Department to pass out directives to federal executive departments and their employees. The President has no authority in the Constitution or in Law to use executive orders to direct any Federal Department to ignore the Laws of the Land, which are passed by Congress as is clearly established in the Constitution. The President has no authority to ignore the law or change the law at his whim as President Obama has done numerous times. That is why you will shortly see the President’s staff in Court trying to explain why he is ignoring a key part of his oath of office – “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” That includes faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress as established in the Constitution. No one (not any person) has the right to ignore or break the law, or order others to do so, not even the President. If he did he wouldn’t be a President, he would be Emperor Obama. So get off your “Holy Democrat” and “Evil Republican” platform and wake up! If Obama can ignore or break laws today, so can the next President – and he might be an “evil Republican”? Take off your blinders – join the Tea Party!!

    • MikeTheTiger

      Ted,
      I’ve got news for you. It is a Congressional responsibility to pass spending bills and they do have the right to pick and choose who gets funded and how much any Department gets in the annual federal budget. The Constitution specifies that bills originate in the House. The President is supposed to make recommendations to Congress on Budget requirements, it’s called “The President’s Budget”, a proposal to Congress. That proposal is presented to the House for their review, adjustment, and passage which is then presented to the Senate who reviews the House’s Federal Budget Bill and then they sit down with House to discuss and come to a compromise bill which is what ultimately goes to the President for his signature or veto. So your statement the the House does not have the right to pick and choose what they do and don’t fund is false. They have that right, as does the Senate and that is why nothing goes to the President until both the House and Senate have agreed on a budget. The President must either sign the budget presented by Congress or veto it. It is the President who is limited here, not Congress. I know because I spent 25 years building part of the Department of Defense’s budget that is submitted in the President’s Budget to Congress and you can bet nothing stayed the same any year, plenty was changed funded or unfunded by Congress. Please get your facts straight before SCREAMING what you think, but can’t back up with facts!

    • Robert12Disqus

      this is so stupid – just the rant on the republican controlled house is on par with the democratically controlled senate. what i’m saying is they’re both one and the same with the illusion of differences while those working under cloak of cover operate and control behind the scenes. until people get past the charade and understood who is controlling what, they will simply fight among themselves and get nowhere. it’s time to go after the real culprits operating behind the scenes in obscurity; time to shine the light on them and their deeds and call them out and hold them responsible.

      • Ted_Zee_Man

        YOU ARE INCORRECT WHEN YOU SAY THE DEMOCRATS HAVE CONTROL OF THE SENATE. THEY DO NOT, THERE ARE ENOUGH MEMBERS OF THE REPUBLICAN AND TEA-PARTY TO PREVENT A VOTE ON ANY LEGISLATION. I REALIZE YOU DO NOT AS A REPUBLICAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO READ AND LISTEN. BUT IF PERHAPS YOU CAN THEN CHECK THE NUMBER OF FILIBUSTERS THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED SINCE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TOOK OFFICE. IT HAS BEEN A HISTORICAL NUMBER.

        THE FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO FUNCTION SINCE THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN AND IS TOTALLY DUE TO THE REPUBLICANS.

        • Robert12Disqus

          i’m not a republican, but thanks for your mistake, as i would never in the world want to ever be mistaken for a democrat.

  • Marga Watrous

    But any innovation that would cause the status quo to become obsolete is usually shoved under a rug and not allowed to see the light of day. Lobbyist for the effected industry see to that.

    • Barry Williams

      Huh?!

      And it would be the affected industry not effected.

  • Ted_Zee_Man

    BARRY IT HAS BEEN PROVEN BEYOND ANY DOUBT THAT IT IS CHEAPER. MY WIFE AND I SAVE $500 A MONTH ON HEALTH CARE IN NORTH CAROLINA BECAUSE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

    • MikeTheTiger

      Ted,
      I have a Brother-in-Law who is self employed and his family’s medical insurance rates just when up over $4500.00 annually this year under the ACA (Obama Care). Not everyone is paddling in the same boat you are in. You and I are lucky, we are retired. But, the working middle-class folks out there are getting raped by the ACA. So don’t assume just because you save a few dollars that it is the same for everyone. To fund 20 to 30 million poor folks who can’t pay, someone will have to pay the bill and it won’t be at the expense of the insurance companies. A this point that cost is hitting both large and small employers and self-employed folks hard. That translates into lost jobs for everyone. Lost jobs means lost income, lost income means less taxes paid to the Feds, which means a higher deficit, which results in higher economic inflation, which means we all pay more for food, products and services. Nothing is free! That $500 you saved will hopefully help pay for the extra cost of your food, utilities, and services now and in the future. Hope your retirement income has adjustments for inflation? I’ve seen a 10 to 20% increase in food prices in the last year. And that is just food prices. Don’t believe me? Ask your wife!

    • Barry Williams

      And, BECAUSE SOME OTHER POOR SCHLUB IS PAYING FOR PART OF YOUR CARE BY HAVING TO PAY FOR UNNEEDED CRAP ON THEIR POLICY.

      P.S.: YOUR CAPS LOCK IS ON OR MAYBE YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

    • Komplikator

      There is no way in Hell that you get the same coverage for $500 LESS

      • Ted_Zee_Man

        THEN YOU OBVIOUSLY CANNOT READ AND DO NOT FOLLOW THE NEWS BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AND ARE SAVING MORE THAN I AM. PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT I HAVE CALLED ANYONE A LIAR.

        • Komplikator

          Ted

          If your are indeed saving $500 a month, you are the exceptiopn that proves the rule. My daughter and her husband pay twice as much for less coverage,. with a deductible that make me pray they never have to use it

          And again, if that is indeed true then someone ELSE is paying more, because neither providers nor the insurance companies are gonna absorb it themselves

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