More than 1,600 new employees hired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in the aftermath of Obamacare´s passage include just two described as ´consumer safety´ officers, but 86 tasked with ´criminal investigating´ – indicating that the agency is building an army of detectives to sleuth out violations of a law that many in Congress who supported it still find confusing. On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, HHS received authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make as many as 1,814 new hires under an emergency ´Direct Hiring
Comments: These "Obamacare police" must be in addition to the 15,000 other enforcers of this law. So how does it feel to be living in a police state?
obama promised to "make government cool again." Apparently, he defines "cool" as selective enforcement of laws, political persecution of conservatives, confiscation of individual liberties, and constant spying on citizens five different ways. The list is much too long to cite all the abuses of power in one post.
Please explain how the President can issue waivers to certain groups of Americans while the rest of us are forced into a government plan. Is this not a blatant example of discrimination? The law must apply to all of us, or apply to none. The president can´t pick and choose who is exempt. It is either all or none.
Gee...just when you see the government shut down White House tours, eliminate hot meals for service men, not enough money for this, not enough money for that, funny how they seem to find massive amounts of money for domination and control!
Federal detectives and navigators and nannies and whiskers on kittens are a few of our favorite things. Thank you, Big Armed and Locked and Loaded Obama Government, for assisting us in living our affordable lives as you see fit. Suggest? Require? Six of one. Half-dozen of the other.
Let´s not let Congress off the hook. Someone is appropriating the money to pay for all this. Boehner whines he only controls one-half of one-third of the government...he forgets it´s the font of all money. Republicans talk a good game - they haven´t played one for decades.
Once again, I am not surprised. Obie said during the 2008 campaign that one of his goals was to organize a civilian police force whose mission it would be to monitor the citizenry.....but,thanks to the lo fos and those who sat out 2008, then is now.
Why be worried about this? By the time the Office of Managment and personnel actually gets around to filling these positions, it will be with barely literate products inner city public schools, affirmative action hires, quota hires, no-show crony hires, and layabouts. This is just another Jobs Corps payoff, intended to expand the federal government´s reach and the number of federal employees.
Detectives? Hah! They won´t be able to find their butts with both hands.
must comply, must comply, must comply...with the rules that are just for you not for us and we will make them up as we go along according to what is working or not working for us meaning not you the tax payer but us the government libtards and bureaucrats . oh, and by the way, anyone who is on welfare, illegal or just wants to lie about their income can have all the free healthcare they want . You who are paying for private insurance go to the back of the line and must pay more and wait longer.
I believe Oct 1st will be the day to start watching for signs of WH panic. That is the day signups begin. People have until Mar 1 to be enrolled. My insurance company just sent me a letter saying that my current insurance won´t meet the new requirements. They suggested that I get some advice. Thanks Barry.
Obama gives wavers to his friends and swivel chair servants and sends more enforcers after the rest of us. This is an offence against the principle of equal protection of the law for all citizens. Anyone is better off to be undocumented and in the shadows. Illegals who take the amnesty are making a mistake!
How many armies, private so-called elite gun carrying gestapo, SS, Nazi, Soviet, mobs will Josef Obamaovitz put into place before the revolution starts? Homeland security has all the millions of ammo, NSA excludes investigating mosques only, IRS targets tea party free speakers, FEMA death camps, IRS sits with you and your doctor, these newly announced high school dropout, side armed detective thugs can accuse you of violating an unconstitutional law you want no part of. Meantime, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Steve Pelley, our communist news actors, exempted from all this trash, continue to censor and lie, sponsored by lobbied products you foolishly continue to buy, all backed up by the traitors Boehner, Cantor, Mitch, Rubio, and the most frightening turncoat of them all, Indian lobbyist, red John Commie McCain. Mitch, an endless list of old timers too corrupt to stop any crime committed right in their faces. NONE OF THIS COULD EVER HAPPEN WITH A WATCH DOG MAINSTREAM PRESS. Our press/media is Nazi/commie corrupted with the exception of a few radio heroes and journalists, internet geniuses, and even a few on Fox. The rest, ALL of the Sawyers/Boners/McCains are down the drain for freedom. Time for deja vu, to catch up, read all about the tyrannies of Hitler and Stalin. Hitler had idylic Berchtesgarden. Obama has no photos golf.
I can´t say it often enough. Buy more ammo. Find others that believe as you do and find those who are capable leaders and do not fear the "govmint" and start the next revolution. And remember, the original revolution was supported by only about 40% of the population. The others backed the Crown or just didn´t care one way or the other. I´m ready. Are you?
# 38: "In effect every citizen is in violation of some obscure statute of which they are unaware."
“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against—then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it.
You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there it that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted—and you create a nation of lawbreakers—and then you cash in on it.
Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
I can´t read the comments - seems we are screaming at the top of our collective lungs and NOBODY wants to hear!!! but let me say this: for how many years Western world was talking about fascist/commie countries, their suppression of freedoms, blah-blah.... Now, the guy was held for 8hr. 55min on "terrorism charges" and we are MUM! It reminds me of the nightly thunder of jack boots of gestapo of KGB plucking the families our of their beds.
To continue on the theme #42 brought to our attention, and major dittoes for #39, it is way past time for thinking patriots to have charted their path of noncompliance. The governing elites have broken the social contract and there are a scant few in congress to mount any type of defense for our beloved Constitution. Therefore we must rethink our role as citizens. Our duties can no longer remain the same as when we were a free people with responsive representation. To continue signing petitions, writing letters, sending faxes, making phone calls is a massive waste of personal time, energy and focus. It plays into their game by distracting you from living your life. They are already controlling you.
Our Constitution only codified our God given, inalienable, individual rights. It is up to us to defend them; not Boehner, McConnell, or even Ted Cruz. You and I are the ultimate and final defense of the Constitution. We do that every day in our own personal pursuit of happiness while conducting ourselves as honorable people, and we will do that in the full knowledge that we live in a time and place in history when doing so will bring us into conflict with ruling authorities.
Be smart. Know your enemy. It will be a bureaucrat of the type eloquently described by #19. When new federal/state policies are passed down to the local level for implementation, it is usually poorly planned, chaotic and ineffectual. Ignore their letters, deadlines, and requirements for self-reporting. Make it tough on the local paper-pusher and you’ll get permanent status at the bottom of the in-box. Do not self-identify, do not comply, resist and live free. “Be not afraid.”
But but You must understand this squad is being formed to reduce the black under employment problem . 16,000 ten hours a week at 12.00 min. rate will solve everything and Barry can relax. It´s even better than trying to shovel ready them for road and bridge work. Too bad it won´t work.
45 says much. Non compliance to inefficient tax stolen salaried govt traitors. Refuse. Remember Refuzniks? That´s earlier, pre - violence patriotism. At this moment, it is clear for the first time, that all of our elected robots are in hiding promoting this downfall, or on and off, pretending, like McCain Rubio, to be against it. Tragedy in building in DC. Boehner Cantor Paul Issa are all In n Out Burger. Predictably un predictable. Not funny.
Hope you´ve all disguised your email accounts so that your postings here won´t get you traced and/or arrested sometime soon.
Enjoyed reading the following posts -- #38 and #42 and #45 and #47... might be fun to try that, #47!
We know now that our biggest enemies are dumb liberoids who have succumbed to this idiotic POTUS POS and support his insane inane policies as well as algwhore-zero´s lies.
This is a battle royal or roiled. Prepare to vote in the 2014 midterms and have your voter photo ID ready. Support calls for impeachment... win the Senate!
In our Ebonics world, where ghetto folk shop at the inner city We "B" Toyz in da Hood...
The enforcement of KommieKare will be carried out against us by the I "R" Asses...
Bend over now for your body cavity examination (it´s "FREE!") and your treatment procedures, which could be painful... Don´t worry... your Homeland Security TSA professional will wear fresh latex gloves for each individual exam for sanitary reasons... You´ll be perfectly safe! Relax and enjoy it... or else...
That´s 1 special cop to each 200,000 people in the country.
Actually, they won´t be very helpful.
Almost any police force anywhere of any size depends to a great deal on the people within their jurisdiction to care about what´s going on. Then, too, they need many years in existence, and it´s desirable they all be very much team players.
So, you got 1 cop and he´s going to do what to 200,000 people owning about 250,000 firearms.
Not to laugh, but this is actually fewer than the number of Postal Inspectors, and they spend the greater part of their time inside government owned buildings ~ or on detail to DEA to work on special jump out teams.
Postal Inspectors also know what they are doing and the general public agrees they ought to be doing what they are doing.
That´s not the case with this new special bunch of federales.
I suspect most of them will stay in the office all the time.
An Iraq veteran who thought he was buying an iPad as a Christmas present after responding to a Craigslist posting, has been shot dead in an Indianapolis parking lot by the fake sellers. New-dad Jim Vester, 32, was lured to an address on Wednesday in the west side of the city and brothers Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, have been arrested after Vester was shot dead leaving behind his one-year-old son, Gavin and wife, Jamie.
A nuclear arms race is now arising in the Middle East, starting with an Iranian nuke, then a Saudi and Egyptian one. Nobody knows the end game. Obama´s biggest legacy may be worldwide instability for years to come. This administration is coming to an end. If you take away its corruption and thuggery, its constant scapegoating, its weird cast of characters, its astronomical spending, its drone killings of terrorists who were supposed to be dead last year, and its healthcare debacle -- everything comes down to imperial overreach.
ObamaCare was sold to the nation as a compassionate response to the approximately 47 million uninsured Americans. Yet, 30 million Americans will still not be insured even after the frenetic misrepresentation and bribery required to pass the bill and the botched rollout. Plus, the policies of millions of insured Americans are being cancelled and replaced with HHS "approved" policies that have higher premiums. Then, following the wipeout in the individual market, millions of Americans currently covered by employer-provided plans will have their policies cancelled because they are deemed inadequate and unacceptable under the ObamaCare regulations issued by HHS.
Muslims groups around the world are crying Islamophobia and playing the victim card as horrific Islamic-motivated crimes, such as grooming and rape-gangs, rage on with impunity throughout the Western world, especially in Europe. Rape or grooming gangs, which are almost entirely Muslim, are committing a crime that is religiously mandated in Islamic doctrine. Muslim grooming gangs have been operating unchallenged in Europe for over 20 years, especially in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and France.
I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That’s why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics. However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. It seems that backdoor gun control is in full effect in the United States.
Wake up, Mom and Dad: your government has its paws all over your children during school hours -- always figuratively, and too often literally. If parents are taken out of the education equation completely, something will fill the vacuum. And that something is bound to be the police state. When kids in Brazil, Indiana participated in a mock drug raid at Clay County Courthouse as part of the annual October Red Ribbon Awareness week, they got a lesson in what it´s like to live in a police state.
Comrade Obama and the Politburo, both conveniently located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, are in the midst of overhauling the nation´s military. Radically so, as befits the nation´s most radical president. Downsizing the armed forces is the cover, in part. The people´s savior is giving the heave-ho to military brass who can´t quite get with the program, which might be described as inflicting a smothering political correctness on the nation´s armed forces. Political correctness is actually too charitable.
It has been disclosed in a recently published book about the 2012 campaign, Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, that the president told aides that he is "really good at killing people" with drones. I think the president is being far too modest. Drones aren´t the half of it. He´s really good at killing lots of things. With ObamaCare, he is killing the most effective healthcare system in the world.
Healthcare.gov ´is not firing effectively on all pistons,´ White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Thursday, in what may be the understatement of the week. When MailOnline visited the website shortly after Carney´s daily briefing, the Obamacare portal spewed a nonsensical mixture of computer code instead of a typical login screen. Gone were words like ´Username´ and ´Password.´In their place were jumbled programming strings like ´???ffe.ee.myAccount.login.username???´ and ´???ffe.ee.myAccount.login.password???´ Carney insisted, though, that the website will work
The brother of the Democratic candidate for Fairfax County sheriff was charged Thursday with petit larceny for allegedly stealing two of the Republican candidate’s signs outside a Vienna restaurant, Vienna police said. Erik M. Kleiner, 48, is the brother of Fairfax Sheriff’s Capt. Stacey Kincaid, the Democratic candidate for sheriff in a special election being held next week to replace retired Sheriff Stan G. Barry. Kleiner was charged in a warrant sworn out by Bryan A. Wolfe, a retired Fairfax City officer and the Republican candidate for sheriff, police said.
The National Republican Senate Committee, the GOP campaign arm responsible for Senate elections, has decided to use its political power to block consulting firm Jamestown Associates from receiving political work from GOP candidates or incumbents. Jamestown´s "sin" is working with the Senate Conservative Fund, an organization that supports conservative candidates for the US Senate. NRSC communications staffer Brad Dayspring, a former spokesman for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), told The New York Times on Friday, “We’re not going to do
There is widespread fury at the lies which were used to sell ObamaCare, a more than 2,000-page piece of legislation no one read before it was passed, a law opposed by the majority of voters which was crammed down our throats without a single Republican vote. The law essentially was a mishmash blank slate which left it to the administration´s HHS head, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to write as she pleased and the president to -- by Executive order -- pay off with exemptions and special treatment those cronies and rent seekers not already paid off in the legislative and regulatory
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
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Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
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