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Obamacare Version 2.0 For Dummies

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Not quite what you thought it would be? Have no fear. The following will make it all clear...

 

Source: Investors.com

 

And as we previously noted, this chart should help clear up any final confusion...

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Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:11 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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And that, ladies and gents, is how you "fix" healthcare.  Kinda like "fixing" LIBOR or "fixing" gold. 

Yeah, they really fixed the shit out of it this time.  Just not for you or anyone you know.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Crisismode
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The "Fix" is in.

And you are the one getting "fixed"

There, there now, this won't hurt a bit, and once it's over,

well . . . you'll be as good as new.

 

 

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:33 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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It's all fixed.  Fixed just like a dog.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:54 | Link to Comment linniepar
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Dont look at me! I voted for Kodos.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:58 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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gary johnson

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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Anyone dare come up with a more corrupt scheme?

 

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 22:03 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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Lets have the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries write the law.

 

Oh wait...

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 04:41 | Link to Comment The Vineyard
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I believe in single-payer.  I want the government to pay for my dentures.  I deserve it.  Cheap bastards.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 02:28 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Soylent Green?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 14:43 | Link to Comment Truthseeker2
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Really hilarious piece about OBAMACARE ! 

Obamacare: Ongoing Disaster With No End In Sight

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=2294

Gotta watch the vid -


Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:24 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Easy is to make hilarious piece of Obamacare. Just mention word "Obamacare" and slightly aware citizenry of world is instant laugh at USSA, duplicating socialist disaster experiment already fail in rest of world. How is can be so stupid? Now, this, this is hilarity!

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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The future is green job. Okay, so maybe some people is have job of feed other people.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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I don't vote, not with an electoral college and DIEBOLD fucking everything up for me.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 23:45 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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Write it in even if there is a button next to the name.  At worst it's a protest vote of the voting system.  If it catches on it will make a difference in at least a few places changing their voting systems.

I had to down you, not for your criticism of the system but for giving in.  The media just chalk up low turnout to apathy.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 08:05 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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+1 for a write-in campaign to stick a fork in the machine.

if low voter turnout = an effective method for positive change in a democratic system, then Haiti would be the model society.  here's their current president, elected with a ~23% voter turnout:

Sweet Micky en Action - Drag Dancing

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:51 | Link to Comment Jumbotron
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I had to down vote you if you're still dreaming that your vote matters.

Insanity is simply doing the same stupid thing over and over expecting a different result.

 

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:00 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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it's not the vote that counts but how long it takes to count it.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 04:56 | Link to Comment boogerbently
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Virgil Goode.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 19:31 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Virgil Caine.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:58 | Link to Comment toady
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Seems pretty simple to me.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:03 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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on the bright side this fubar will discredit tptb fairly thoroughly and, probably, kill fewer people than the vietnam or iraq or afghanistan/pakistan/yemen/libya/syria/... wars.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:49 | Link to Comment rubiconsolutions
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So, if I take the 405 and get off at Santa Monica Blvd.....

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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Fix, fux ... it's what the government is there for.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:55 | Link to Comment 666
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"And that, ladies and gents, is how you "fix" healthcare."

It must be fixed because the 535 rocket scientists lounging on the shores of the Potomac have the best healthcare system taxpayer's money can buy.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 02:18 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Stalin could do it. Pajama Obama? Not so much.

Forward.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:12 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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My understanding of it is a bit more simplistic; Fuck Obamacare........

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:26 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Fuck Bath House Barry.

Wait, I am not sure that came out right.

OK, Fuck Backdoor Barry and the Dick he rode in on!

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Yeah, Dick Cheney is laughing all the way to the bank.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:09 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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you fuckin' bitter and twisted douch bag

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:14 | Link to Comment anefarious1
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But your big fat penalty is going to stay the same, big and fat. Mine is over $1,000 and you'll probably owe some dough to Obama's insurance companies for being bad as well. Calculate your Obamacare fine here:

http://obamacarefee.com

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:18 | Link to Comment john39
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It will be interesting to see how the penalty works. As I read the law, the irs cannot garnish wages or bank accounts to cover the penalty. If correct, just avoid loaning Uncle Sam any money which would have to be refunded... As the irs may currently be limited to seizing refunds.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:25 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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That's correct, John.  Currently they can not FORCE you to pay.  They can only recoup the penalty/tax from your refund, if any is due to you.  However, it rolls year to year so if you are EVER due a refund, they can take it no matter how long it's been.

That will, of course, change at some point and the recovery methods will become unavoidable as Obamacare fails in earnest and money is simply TAKEN from wherever they choose to take it.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:32 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Well clearly, this calls for an online account of some description, to make transactions easier for da Fadderland! ;-)

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:10 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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remember when they seized the gold in '33 no one was "forced" to turn in the gold but many many did.  these penalties will sap what pathetic little strength is left in the economy.  obama is a genius.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:22 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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"obama is a genius".  Please!  All Barry has done is play choom-golf, campaign, and read the teleprompter.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 15:25 | Link to Comment Dr. Everett V. Scott
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How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky 

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before 0bama is able to create a social state. 

The first is the most important. 

1)    Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people 

2)    Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live. 

3)    Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty. 

4)    Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state. 

5)    Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income) 

6)    Education - Take control of what people read and listen to; take control of what children learn in school. 

7)    Religion - Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools 

8)    Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take from (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor. 

 

Any questions?

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:31 | Link to Comment nmewn
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You've picked up on my sarcasm Jeff.

About the only way to fight it "peacefully" initially, is to withdraw from the electronic credit & payment system grid to the physical. Long term however, the only way to fight it (presuming it remains "the law" forever in this excercise) is the black market for your own labor & commerce, to avoid the wage garnishment coming.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:25 | Link to Comment syntaxterror
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Barackenstein can just decree that the IRS send you a bill. That motherfucker can do as he pleases. 

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:36 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Good thing I don't pay income taxes.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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I will not comply.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:15 | Link to Comment Platinum
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The excuses read like a creative writing exercises for common core.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:15 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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This sucker's goin' down.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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I wonder if Bush expected head after he said that.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 01:12 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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likely the landlord of building 7 did.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:24 | Link to Comment syntaxterror
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Somehow, you know this piece of shit and his free shit army will be the big winners in the mid-term elections. You just fucking know it.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:38 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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The house of cards is about to fall.  I expect markets to continue to reel.  They can paper this bitch all they want.  Paper doesn't float for long.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:27 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Gruppenfuhrer Kathleen Sebelius shall decide.

Bonus question: How many times in the text of this inane "law" is the phrase "The Secretary shall..."...used?

Everyone is aware that bureaucrats (like Sebelius) are unelected and thus can only be removed by thier boss, right?

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:39 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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To add, everyone is aware that we are Obama's boss, right?  

We are the bosses of politicians.

Long pitchforks bitchez.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:10 | Link to Comment lead salad
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You would expect the pitchforks to have come out already......to many people in the free shit army while us serfs work to pay for their free shit and squeek by trying to feed our families.....

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:12 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Yes, sometimes the only recourse from tyranny.

"The political liberty of the subject is a tranquillity of mind, arising from the opinion each person has of his safety. In order to have this liberty, it is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need not be afraid of`another.

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may anse, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.

Again, there is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers. Were it joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for the judge would then be the legislator. Were it joined to the executive power, the judge might behave with all the violence of an oppressor.

There would be an end of every thing were the same man, or the same body, whether of the nobles or of the people to exercise those three powers that of enacting laws, that of executing the public resolutions, and that of judging the crimes or differences of individuals." - Montesquieu

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/montesquieu-spirit.asp

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Drifter
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"We are the bosses of politicians."

Asleep at the switch obviously.

"Long pitchforks bitchez."

I would go long keyboards.  Whining and bitching on blogs is the only response I see.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:29 | Link to Comment blindman
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"abilify and my anti-depressant make a great team."

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:30 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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what's scary is that the next president will be worse

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:35 | Link to Comment nmewn
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My ears already hurt from all the screeching of "What does it matter now!?"

I'm not sure I can bear it.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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As 10,000 Boomers retire daily....

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:54 | Link to Comment nmewn
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And she'll be a Boomer fresh 69 when she ascends the throne.

She's already a craven, lying bit...er, ah, woman...just wait till dementia kicks in ;-)

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Rodham, McCain, Gore....

This conversation litterally takes us back decades to the fathers of these people.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:06 | Link to Comment optimator
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Only her doctor knows for sure.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:36 | Link to Comment q99x2
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It takes a village.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Shad_ow
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...a whole village of Democrat vote counters says it doesn't make a difference what we want.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:47 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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"It takes a village".

And the idiots within.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Beavis and Butthead watch Green Day's Longview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDC7nINVPdQ (1:50)

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:44 | Link to Comment Duc888
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It's a tax.  That's all you need to know.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:35 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
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AHHHH, John Roberts. Kinda makes you think a little bit about if "someone" has something on you, you might be able to persuade their opinion. I guess that whole NSA spying thing is really not that big of a deal "IF" you do not have anything to hide. I wonder if John Boner has anything to hide? No, I am sure he is clean as a whistle. Just ask General Patraus, I am sure he could give a little advice, but that whole NSA spying thing is really no big deal, eh?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 13:07 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Agree, especially the Roberts BS; no one turns 180 like that without undue influence.

What or who was he into?!

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:44 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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Ya gotta be on Obarecrack Drugs to make sense of either chart. Once the drugs kick in, it all becomes clear-er... derp...

The seriously addicted, rascal-driving, doctors-office-visiting-thrice-a-week "patients" will have this figured out faster than doing a Rubics Cube.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Public Enemy - Can't Do Nuttin For Ya Man (Full Rub Mix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MK75x7fuw8 (4:45)

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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If you don't think the American re-education centers produce intellectually disabled individuals consider this.

http://phys.org/news/2014-02-americans-unaware-earth-circles-sun.html

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

...

Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.

...

That is why human dog training and Morgan's Canon is so effective in re-educating human beings into intellectually disabled human fidos.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:06 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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    This article makes my blood boil!  Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 01:22 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Joe Wlson was right. When will he get HIS apology?

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:12 | Link to Comment KickIce
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IOW it's working just like they drew it up.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Unfortunately, there is no Rosetta Stone available that can help us translate this....

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:26 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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This from a proven hero. And friend. And more.

How did we get here – what can we learn from history!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY; The foundation of what follows.

Communism is a form of Utopianism, a political concept that the Founding Fathers of the United States warned us continually about. Communism, socialism, liberalism, and all other forms of statism may not have been named such back then, but the concept of collectivism, utopianism, and big government did exist.

Different name – same evil.

Regardless of the name of the utopian philosophy of government [FOR THE ELITE], in the end it seeks to spread worldwide. Communism held that philosophy of worldwide dominance. Nazism also sought to spread across the globe. Liberalism has oozed its way throughout the international community, and through the United Nations is currently seeking a global system of governance.

Part of that philosophy is the General Will, which is a concept that was once promoted by a man named Jean Jacque Rousseau at about the same time as the founding of this nation. Eighteenth century French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau was one of the minds behind the madness of the French Jacobins (secular socialists) that eventually led France into the destructive upheaval of the French Revolution.

French Revolution Illuminati

Part of their drive for a new system was the belief in the supposed existence of a “general will” that does not necessarily appear as something obviously expressed by the general public, but is presumed to be known by the ruling elite. [At least In Their Own Minds]  -

 

A kind of “we know what you want and what is best for you” attitude that supposedly exists simply because of their elite positions and higher-institution intellectualism.

 

Most of the Founding Fathers denied the existence of a general will, nor did they believe the federal government should follow policies for the general idea of the public good. They believed in “the public good,” but felt society as a whole was best served when personal responsibility and self-reliance took root, and when government stepped out of the way of liberty, freedom, opportunity, a free market, and the like.

In other words, it was not thought to be the role of government to force their views of what is best for the public good, but for the society to determine it for themselves, and create a public good through the individual efforts of the free market.

The concept of a General Will collided head on with the philosophy of American federalism, as provided by the U.S. Constitution.

The majority of the founders believed in individualism, and a collectivist concept such as Rousseau’s theory of a “General Will” sought to govern by dissolving the people into a homogeneous mass, abolishing decentralization (principles of limited government set forth by the Constitution), and remove representative institutions such as our Congress.

The Founding Fathers saw such a view of government as a radically dangerous system that could not be in sharper contrast to the American traditions of constitutionalism, federalism, localism, and representation.

The Founding Fathers held on to the idea of a limited federal government that retained most of the powers to the States, and the people, therefore they hated and feared the Jacobin theory of a “general will.”

Collectivism and statism were concepts that would ultimately subject all voluntary associations to government control in the name of “the people,” and their “will,” as interpreted by a ruling elite, which would ultimately lead to serfdom, and the end of individual liberty.

 

The threat of a progressively ever-expanding government was a danger to the concept of American Federalism.

Such a big government philosophy pushed for the consolidated taxing and borrowing powers in the federal government, which the Founding Fathers that adhered to limiting principles believed would lead to a suppression of the republican state assemblies, by depriving them of political importance, resulting from the imposition of dispensation of taxes.

 

The fears of governance through centralized government chipping away at the principles of federalism came to reality when the big government politicians of the Federalist Party came to power in 1790.

From 1790 to 1800 Congress’s spending skyrocketed, as did taxation and governmental borrowing.

With statist Alexander Hamilton at the reigns of the Treasury Department, more government debt was accumulated for government expenditure programs, and the economy was in shambles as a result. The objective was to concentrate economic and political power in the federal government, and effectively abolish federalism and states’ rights.

Today we call such assaults on the American Form of Government by a different name. In today’s society it is called “liberalism.”

If we would have called it communism you never would have accepted it, this is why we use the word “liberalism”.

President James Madison -“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”

 

We see the rise of governmental preference to certain corporations in the form of bail outs and governmental influence, as well as laws passed to benefit particular groups over the rest of the population (like affirmative action).

We even see this system of preference to one group, while acting punitively to another, in the progressive tax rates of our income tax system.

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.” – Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774

Be it Communism, the philosophies of the Jacobins, socialism, progressivism, or liberalism, in the end they are all just names for the same thing: Utopianism [For Rothschild In An Attempt To Escape Justice By Thievery then Opression].

The Utopian Society is the final goal of those concepts, and today’s progressives.

Regardless of the name, the hope by these leftists is the same, and the path to enact such a system of collectivism always follows the same destructive route.

They desire a communal society [SERF RANCH OF WORKING PEASANTS] that theoretically eliminates poverty, the need for monetary wealth, and assaults the very concept of winning and losing. Human Nature stands in the way of the plans of these social engineers.

The natural tendencies of humanity will never support the destructive pipe dream of liberalism.

We have seen such failures in the past. Today’s Liberals are yesterday’s Bolsheviks, and they don’t even realize it. I can’t count how many liberals, and Democrat Party Sheep that vote the statists into office, I hear crying out “down with capitalism,” or criticizing the free market. I’ve heard that kind of Rhetoric before… from the now defunct Soviet Union.

Whenever the leftists attempt to equalize, or be socially just, through a system of wealth redistribution, claiming that it is their goal to make all things fair for people through government intervention, individual human nature will always reject the liberty-killing philosophy.

These statist systems of governance only take hold temporarily.

Countless times throughout history attempts at utopianism have failed, and leave in their wake a violent and bloody trail of millions. The “enlightened” minds behind the progressive movement are unwilling to accept the fact that as it has countless times before, their philosophy is doomed to failure.

Each time rejection of their progressive system of government happens, the elitists behind the movement towards a Utopian society determine that they must push harder. After all, they think they know what is best for society more than the individual does, and that somehow, despite all historical evidence to the contrary, in the end collectivism will win out over individuality.

                Obama and big media

Every single time liberal collectivism makes such a push, the populace is not as receptive to socialistic collectivism as they had hoped. As a result, they decide to enact a new strategy, one that must be implemented without the people realizing what is going on, so that they can force liberal socialism upon the people whether the people like it, or not.

This means that in order to get their policies in place, there must be a strategy of deception employed.

Obama, for example, has been implementing his liberal madness while wearing a mask of moderation that even has the hardline liberal base angry with him. Obama is no fool. He knows that full blown liberalism would never be fully accepted by the people. That is why his presidency is in such a shambles at this moment.

When he hides his true intentions his leftist base gets angry. When the veil is lifted, despite all of the Democrat’s efforts to hide what they are doing, their plans are exposed, and rejected.

Liberalism has progressed using a system I call “creeping incrementalism,” where the liberals get a little here, and a little there, and before the people know it, the public has accepted the philosophies of communism under the guise of liberalism little by little without even realizing it. It is sort of like the often used story of the boiling frog. At first, in the cooking pot, the frog luxuriates in the warm water. The slowly rising heat is so gradual that the frog never notices the increases, and never jumps out of the pot to escape the incremental rises in temperature. Eventually, the water is so hot that the frog winds up cooked, and the poor animal never knew what was happening until it was too late to take action. What was thought to be a nice warm bath for his own good turned out to be the end of him.

Creeping incrementalism promises the people one thing while delivering another through slowly measured doses. The liberal socialists could never allow the populace to realize the true nature of their movement by injecting too much too quickly, or being up front about their aims. So, they hide their socialism, calling it by other names, even though their platforms are obviously socialist in nature. They inject the socialism slowly, careful not to deliver so much socialism that the populace discovers the exact nature of the strategy, and removes the liberals from office.

 

Unlike the cruel Fathers Of The U.S. Constitution, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel.

 

Socialism cannot win in the arena of ideas because ultimately the citizens of a free society would never accept the tenets of the statist philosophy should they discover what it is. Therefore, along with the stealth tactics of implementing socialism gradually, the leftist liberals also work to destroy the trust and faith the people have in their current system.

Capitalism must be demonized, and the citizenry is convinced that the free market is the cause of their economic woes. Republicanism is demonized. History is revised. Never mind that in the case of the United States, it was that same free market they are criticizing that made the United States the most prosperous nation on the face of the Earth.

The attack against any dissent then becomes vicious and unrelenting. Most people don’t want socialism, and they do not desire to live under a socialist system, so the Socialists resort to deception through a series of lies, coupled with the unrelenting demonization of any system that dares to oppose their liberal philosophies, including capitalism and faith-based religions.

One way to attack the opposition is for members of the liberal left to ask questions that corners the opposition, forcing them into a defensive posture. The leftists then use the answers by their opposition as a tool of propaganda, twisting the meaning of the conservative’s words any way they can. They ask questions of non-socialists not because they are searching for answers. They ask questions not in the hopes of learning something, or getting responses they can use out of context for the purposes of propaganda.

The liberal left doesn’t ask questions with the determination of figuring out where “right-wingers” stand based on the answers given. Liberals already have their preconceived notions on where their opposition stands on the issues, and what their opposition thinks. The entire goal of asking pointed questions is to receive answers that can be used as fodder for the destruction of any faith voters may have in any dissent of liberal policies. Every action by the liberal communists are to specifically demonize the positions of those that oppose them, rather than simply debate the issues.

 

As the opposition of liberalism is demonized, programs are put into place by the leftists that masquerade as beneficial to the society. The purpose of these programs, however, are not to benefit the populace, but to soften the populace up, get them used to receiving gifts from the national treasury, and to allow the government to be able to exert more control over the populace through creating dependency by the people upon the government.

One of the tools used to achieve such control is the redistribution of wealth through entitlement programs. The promise is that the wealth is to be redistributed from the wealthy to those poor individuals at the bottom of the economic ladder through a system of entitlements that eventually the populace comes to rely upon. In reality, the government is taking from one to give it to another, but the benefits are not to the receivers of these entitlements, but is actually ultimately those who control the system.

It is a perfect strategy, because who can argue against compassion? Who can say that giving to the poor and disadvantaged is a bad thing? Never mind that it is not the role of government and that the same can be accomplished through private charities, and other methods outside of governmental influence.

Once Socialism has the people dependent upon it for entitlements, and gains total control over the market place through regulatory means, the government becomes the final employer of all workers, and the right to provide for one’s family becomes a privilege.

The liberals seek to eliminate the private sector, just as Karl Marx instructed.

 

If the American People were to realize that the final goals of liberalism is the same as that of communism, Obama would never have been elected. This is why the deception used by the liberals is employed in the first place.

The true nature of leftism would never win an election. Liberalism contains two kinds of people. The deceivers, and the deceived. Collectivism is a wicked spell put on the people, that finds its roots in a variety of evils that have traipsed across the world stage throughout history. Today’s leftism, however, is not just utopianism or Marxism, but a bastard child that encompasses all of the worst philosophies, and much, much more.

The utopian schemes of leveling (re-distribution of the wealth) and a community of goods (socialism scheme of central ownership of production and distribution), are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown.

 

 

These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional.

“Now what property can the colonists be conceived to have, if their money may be granted away by others, without their consent?”

– Samuel Adams, Boston Gazette, April 4, 1768.

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

– Norman Thomas, six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

By Douglas V. Gibbs

 

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”¯ Thomas Jefferson

 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

 

SUMMARY
In the Pledge of Allegiance we all pledge allegiance to our Republic, not to a democracy. “Republic” is the proper description of our government, not “democracy.” I invite you to join me in raising public awareness regarding that distinction. A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group.

 

Republic. That form of government in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to who me those powers are specially delegated. [NOTE: The word "people" may be either plural or singular. In a republic the group only has advisory powers; the sovereign individual is free to reject the majority group-think. USA/exception: if 100% of a jury convicts, then the individual loses sovereignty and is subject to group-think as in a democracy.]

Democracy. That form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or indirectly through a system of representation, as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy. [NOTE: In a pure democracy, 51% beats 49%. In other words, the minority has no rights. The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority.]

MM

 

 

 

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Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:22 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Fellow wise ass; It does not take that many words to define a republic.  If your wish is to make potential allies weary, you're doin' a fine job.

Key-rist!  Brevity dude, brevity.

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 21:38 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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Obamacare adds a new twist on "death and taxes" by making you pay to die.

 

"My guillotine is bigger than yours!"

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment ncdirtdigger
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Where is the nearest 'sanctuary' city?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 01:48 | Link to Comment Nexus789
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Very kafkaesque

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 02:06 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Looks like Windows Millenium edition, or Windows 8, or the lobbyist trail to CONgress.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 06:16 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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Obamacare: Those good little cronies showing sufficient subservience will be rewarded.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 09:27 | Link to Comment d edwards
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By the time you wade thru the bureaucratic bs you'll be dead: one less parasite on society. Shame on you for getting sick! (sarc)

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Heroic Couplet
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How many medical doctors have left practice in Massachusetts because of RomneyCare? exactly the same shape as your bunghole, zero. How many actual endusers have given up RomneyCare because of something they heard on FauxNews? exactly zero.

Roll out ObamaCare first, then interview the actual people using it. Fake news and opinion presented as "news" doesn't cut it.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Bear
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Pass the law to see what's in it ... Use ACA to see how it works
What does .gov do well?

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:59 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Take away their rights and see if they notice...

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:51 | Link to Comment roadhazard
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I couldn't find who made that chart for ZH, I'm shocked. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:49 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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Not a problem: just ask for clarification to the always-checked email inbox! LOL

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