October 11, 2013
Laughable liberal lie of the day
This one sticks out like a sore thumb.
Amy Goodman's column in the Spokesman Review today argues that all this Obamacare silliness just proves that we need cradle-to-grave government health care. Or, as she puts it, "Just change the age of eligibility [for Medicare] from 65 to zero." Wow, that's elegantly simple.
But it's this line from Dr. Steffie Woolhandler that makes you wonder how much Dr. Steffie Woolhandler - and by extension, Amy Goodman - really know about what it's like to scour for a doctor who will take on more Medicare patients: "They want the choice of any doctor or hospital, like you get with traditional Medicare."
Yeah, that traditional Medicare that's just giving folks whatever doctor and hospital they want.
New York Times: Finding a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare Isn't Easy
But then again, that is the elegant simplicity of it all. If you just nationalize the entire health care system, then doctors will take for payment whatever the government tells them to take.
Posted by Adam Faber at October 11, 2013
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So now Adam's channeling pudge:
LAUGHABLE LIBERAL LIE OF THE DAY
What was the lie?
BTW: Loved the ancient Mediscare citation -- only 4-1/2 years old! If only there were something more recent from that same source:
"In the critics' most dire scenarios, baby boomers nearing retirement age could find that their current doctors are no longer willing to treat them under Medicare and that other doctors are turning them down as well. Those concerns have always been greatly exaggerated. Now a new analysis by experts at the Department of Health and Human Services should demolish that mythology for good."
"The analysts looked at seven years of federal survey data and found that doctors are not fleeing Medicare in droves; in fact, the percentage of doctors accepting new Medicare patients actually rose to 90.7 percent in 2012 from 87.9 percent in 2005. They are not shunning Medicare patients for better-paying private patients, either; the percentage of doctors accepting new Medicare patients in recent years was slightly higher than the percentage accepting new privately insured patients."[NYT 8/30/2013]
Now that is some first class hackery!
My advice, stick with what you do best and leave the "liar" schtick to pudge.
Sorry for the broken link:
It worked in preview!
I get that Adam's future employment prospects hinge on him flacking the party line. He may even believe it himself. But if he can't make his point without resorting to deliberately misleading BS, I doubt that he'll win any converts -- and that's what the GOP needs.
So, keep up the good work!
scottd, please do try to have some sympathy. Adan's future employment prospects in his chosen field were already looking grim, what with the WSRP clearly declining towards irrelevance after last November. Now, pushed by the Teabaggers, his national party has picked a needless fight over the budget, and is now getting beaten like a dusty old rug. Why did they do this, risking control of the House they'd so tirelessly gerrymandered to keep? To prevent their own constituents from obtaining cheaper health care insurance.
Really, that's all they've got? How sad.
Once the ACA starts working for those constituencies, the phrase, "safe Republican House seat," may become about as useful as the line, "Washington state's Republican governor."
4. Ted Cruz is the devil incarnate - bwahahaha !
5. Please excuse the double post - honestly, it was unintended.
6. My advice, stick with what you do best and leave the "liar" schtick to pudge.
Well, Adam has used one of pudge's many bountiful redefinitions of "a lie," in the sense of, "a statement I do not like, but cannot refute." So, he's partway there, but still has a long way to go in that direction.
7. Why stop at Medicaid? Why not just print enough money to give everyone in the USA everything they've ever wanted? This appears to be Obama's Fed policy.
@7 Leftover on October 12, 2013 03:03 AM,
While I don't agree that it is the Federal Reserve's policy under the Federal Reserve Chairman first appointed by Republican president George W. Bush to "print enough money to give everyone in the USA everything they've ever wanted", I do think you are on to something.
ps. This post by Adam Faber, HACK!, has nothing to do with Medicaid. Did you just misread it? Or are you just that stoopid?
9. This post by Adam Faber, HACK!, has nothing to do with Medicaid. Did you just misread it?
Probably, not that it matters...
Look, he just has this indigestible mess of wingnut word stew churning in his gut. Every so often, he burps some of it out:
Medicaid! Obama! ACORN!! Sharia Law! BENGHAZI!!!!!!!
Don't bother trying to make sense of it.
To add to @10 - here's an anagram
*PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
When you rearrange the letters:
"An Arab Backed Imposter"
Well, now !
Ali-Bama's thieves will destroy America any way they can, unless the people QUICKLY wake up.
The "Tea Party" is not the problem. And that is going to be a very painful lesson for so many, many citizens. It will be learned this winter, as banking, utiities and the food supply all collapse when Obama, yes Obama, not the Tea Party, not conservatives, but OBAMA, puts the country in default.
Get used to eating lawn salad, my friends.
@12: It will be learned this winter, as banking, utiities and the food supply all collapse when Obama, yes Obama, not the Tea Party, not conservatives, but OBAMA, puts the country in default.
If you seriously believe in this nonsense, let's place a bet. If your bank, electric company, and neighborhood grocery store all close by, say, February 1st, I will pay you one ounce of gold bullion (the preferred currency of right wingnuts). If not, you pay me one ounce. (Or 10 bitcoins, or whatever.)
Whay do you say? It'll be the easiest thousand bucks I'll ever make.
Ah, you have to think like a liberal....If doctors were only allowed to accept Medicare patients then all doctors would accept medicare patients.
Hence, require everyone to be on medicare. Forget about the silliness that many people would just choose not to participate in the medical sector of the economy, rather eschewing it for something more profitable.
Adam writes: "LAUGHABLE LIBERAL LIE OF THE DAY. This one sticks out like a sore thumb."
I'm confused. If you think liberals lie all the time, then how would this "lie" stick out like a sore anything? Or do you mean that it sticks out because liberals usually tell the truth?
Adam, you're way more polite than pudge, but at least pudge can keep track of who he's calling a liar. (And in pudge's case that's no small feat.)
15. So, you are saying - Adam, try being more like Pudge !. That works, but you'll have to focus on the bigger highlights and stay away from the minutia from now on.
16. Besides the ones that have been exempted from Obamacare, this is what I have found really disturbing:
Among the other changes effected by this law are:
-- Obamacare will allow insurers to charge 50 percent higher premiums for smokers, but prohibits insurers from increasing premiums for those with HIV/AIDS.
-- Nationally, Obamacare will increase men's individual insurance premiums by an average of 99 percent and women's by 62 percent. In North Carolina, for example, individual insurance premiums will triple for women and quadruple for men.
-- Health plans valued at $27,500 or more for a family of four will be taxed at a rate of 40 percent.
-- No doctors who went to an American medical school will be accepting Obamacare.
-- A 62-year-old man earning $46,000 a year is entitled to a $7,836 government tax credit to buy health insurance. But if he earns an extra $22 in income, he loses the entire $7,836 credit. He will have more take-home pay by earning $46,000 than if he earns $55,000. (If he's lucky, he already works for one of the companies forced by Obamacare to reduce employees' hours!)
-- Merely to be eligible for millions of dollars in grants from the federal government under Obamacare, education and training programs are required to meet racial, ethnic, gender, linguistic and sexual orientation quotas. That's going to make health care MUCH better!
-- Obamacare is turning America into a part-time nation. According to a recent report by economist John Lott, 97 percent of all jobs added to the economy so far this year have been part-time jobs. Ninety-seven percent!
-- Obamacare is such a disaster that the people who wrote it refuse to live under it themselves. That's right, Congress won a waiver from Obamacare.
Responding to the people's will, House Republicans first voted to fund all of government -- except Obamacare. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Then the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but merely delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Finally, the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals.
Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it. So as you can see, Republicans are the big holdup here.
A longtime Democratic operative, Karen Finney, explained the Democrats' intransigence on MSNBC to a delighted Joan Walsh (aka the most easily fooled person on TV) by comparing House Republicans to a teenager trying to borrow his mother's car. "No, I'm not negotiating!" Mother says. "It's MY CAR!"
This wasn't a stupid slip of the tongue that other Democrats quickly rejected. Finney had used the exact same metaphor to a panel of highly agreeable MSNBC guests the day before. (MSNBC books no other kind of guest.)
The left thinks the government is their car and the people's representatives are obstreperous teenagers trying to borrow the government. Which belongs to Democrats.
That's not how the Constitution views the House of Representatives. To the contrary, the House is considered most reflective of the people's will because its members are elected every two years.
As a matter of fact, the Republicans who mistakenly assume they have something to do with running the government represent most of the people who pay taxes to run it. So it's more like a teenager who is making the car payments, maintaining the car insurance and taking responsibility for registering the car being told: "It's not your car."
But the Democrats refuse to even negotiate. It's their government -- and if you Republicans think you're going out dressed like that, you've got another thing coming! Needless to say, they absolutely will not consider the Republicans' demand that Democrats merely live under Obamacare themselves.
Instead, Democrats say "the Koch brothers" are behind the effort to defund Obamacare.
They say Republicans are trying to "burn the whole house down" (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz); "have lost their minds" (Sen. Harry Reid); are trying to negotiate "with a bomb strapped to their chest" (senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer); are "legislative arsonists" (Rep. Nancy Pelosi); and are engaging in "blatant extortion" (White House press secretary Jay Carney).
The MSNBC crowd calls Republicans "arsonists" every 15 minutes. They ought to check with fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. He knows his arsonists! In 1995, Sharpton whipped up a mob outside the Jewish-owned Freddy's Fashion Mart with an anti-Semitic speech. Sometime later, a member of the mob torched the store, killing seven Hispanic employees.
Every single Democrat in the country uses the exact same talking point: We "refuse to negotiate with a gun being held to our head."
Which means that the Democrats will engage in no negotiation at all -- not now, not ever. House Republicans have already passed three-dozen bills defunding, or otherwise modifying, Obamacare. Senate Democrats and liberal commentators had a good laugh at Republicans for passing them. Now they're paying attention!
If you are in the minority of Americans not already unalterably opposed to Obamacare, keep in mind that the only reason the government is shut down right now is that Democrats refuse to fund the government if they are required to live under Obamacare.
That's how good it is!
17. Sound Politics is better than it used to be.
Dr. Ben Carson claimed that Obamacare is the worst thing that has happened to the people since slavery. He has a valid point, but leftists are in total denial and scoff at this.
So, you who are for it or single payer are saying that you like oppression by the Federal Government. That's why they are referred to by the proletariat as useful idiots.
Laughable conservative lie of the day: Jim Miller's latest screed about the carbon tax.
He fabricates: "A carbon tax would, necessarily, increase the costs of jet fuel and flying, generally. How much? I'll leave that question to transportation economists, but it is hard to believe that you could get the reductions in jet fuel use that climate change alarmists want without at least doubling the cost of an average ticket."
Translation: "I'll leave arithmetic to experts, but I'll pull some numbers out of the air and some idiots will believe me."
But it's not hard to be an expert on arithmetic! Of course it's hard to say what unnamed "climate change alarmists want", but one reasonable proposal for a carbon tax suggests 12 cents per gallon of jet fuel, which is about 4%. Since fuel is about 30% of the operating costs for most major airlines, an arithmetic Ph.D. could multiply 4% by 30% (press the "x" button on your calculator) to discover that such a carbon tax would raise airline costs by about 1.2%.
It's hard to believe the price wouldn't at least double? Only if you really, really want to ignore reality.
20. Funny post at Daily Kos re: Obamacare.
Here we are witnessing the awakening of someone who will no longer vote D. This is what happens when one grows up and realizes that the dream of the Statists is unrealistic.