You have to pass the bill to find out what's in it"? Well, they did and we are. What a clusterf**k of "unintended" consequences this thing is turning out to be. Every day, it seems, we hear some new disaster in the making coming our way because of this crap bill.
Just yesterday we heard that the 3M Company is planning to dump retirees from their existing medical coverage. 3M has 23,000 retirees, many of them likely living in Minnesota. Gee, do you think these people are going to be motivated to vote in the upcoming midterm election? Unintended consequences bite, baby.
Then of course last week the WSJ reported that McDonald's has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers. Subsequently, the world's largest hamburger chain has denied the report that they will drop health care coverage, and of course the lapdog media like ABC News is reporting that McDonald's and the Obama administration are "firing back" at the report as being untrue.
What is true is what was in the memo from McDonald's that was sent to federal officials:
“Having to drop our current mini-med offering would represent a huge disruption to our 29,500 participants,” said McDonald’s memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “It would deny our people this current benefit that positively impacts their lives and protects their health—and would leave many without an affordable, comparably designed alternative until 2014.”
Then there's the "unintended" consequence of insurance premiums going up with the passage of ObamaCrap, some going up as much as 16%. Big Zero is going around the country boasting that ObamaCare will provide "free" preventive care such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Free? Only children believe that you can get anything for free. So whether you use it or not, you'll now be paying for things like smoking cessation programs.
even worse, says an editorial in the Washington Examiner, than critics thought. And what we're seeing is that politicians are running away from this crap bill as fast as they can. According to the Weekly Standard, nearly half (48%) of all independent voters said that even if a candidate otherwise held perfect views (in the eyes of the voter), they still wouldn't vote for them if they disagreed with them on health care reform. "Health care reform," is the most important issue to independents. And 83% of the respondents said the candidate's position on health care reform must be to oppose ObamaCare. "So if you support ObamaCare, you've just lost 40% (83% of 48%) of the independent vote--before any other issue is even addressed."
Congressman Joe Barton (TX, Republican) member of the House Energy and Finance Committee, will likely be that committee's chair after the midterm elections when the GOP takes over the House. He has said that repealing ObamaCare is at the top of his agenda and has outlined a no holds barred strategy for repealing and defunding the destructive aspects of ObamaCrap, specifically mentioning employer mandates.
Obama has said he welcomes this fight. Well, bring it, buddy. The American Thinker has a piece about ROCPAC, which stands for "Repeal ObamaCare PAC," a federally registered PAC that supports only candidates for U.S. Congress who pledge to use their vote in Congress to repeal the monstrosity known as ObamaCare. To learn more about ROCPAC, go to repealobamacarepac.com.