May 152012
 

Via Think Progress: “Today is the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, which, once fully implemented will cover 30 million Americans and begin to lower the rate of growth in health care spending. Since reform passed, however, Republicans have voted to repeal or defund the law at least 25 times and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is preparing to focus largely on health care as he charts “a course for a Republican Senate in 2013 and what could be a bruising reelection bid in 2014.” During the nearly 10-month legislative battle that preceded passage and in the years after, the GOP characterized the bill as a “socialist” “government takeover” and warned Americans that the bill would destroy lives and American society, hurling apocalyptic warnings that seem downright satirical two years later…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down, including laughable warnings from Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. * thinkprogress.org Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com

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Feb 222012
 

One of the features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health-care reform bill colloquially known as Obamacare, is the creation of insurance exchanges that will offer heavily subsidized policies and coverage for people who cannot get insurance through their employers. In projecting the program’s costs, the Congressional Budget Office figures that about 7 percent of the workforce currently covered by employer-provided insurance will drop those policies and sign up for the subsidized insurance. That estimate – and hence, the cost structure of the program – has been challenged by sources such as McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, which reckons a far higher percentage of workers will opt out of their current job-based plans. In a survey of employers released in June, McKinsey found that 30 percent will “definitely or probably” drop their coverage as Obamacare kicks into high gear in 2014. Among “employers with a high awareness of reform, this proportion rises to more than 50 percent,” says the report. Why? It will be cheaper to pay fines than to provide coverage. If those estimates are accurate, the cost savings ObamaCare supporters tout are a pipe dream. Glenn Morton, the author of the new book Passing Obamacare, has worked for nearly two decades in the health-insurance business, most recently as a broker who helps employers find better deals among providers. In a discussion with Reason’s Nick Gillespie, Morton adds another problem with recently

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Feb 012011
 

Dear Friend of Freedom,

ObamaCare has been dealt another blow.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida just ruled that ObamaCare is VOID because it is unconstitutional to require all Americans to purchase insurance.

The more we fight ObamaCare, the HARDER the Democrats fight back.

We need all hands on deck for this battle. Please take a minute to read this message and see how you can be a part of dealing the final blow to this disastrous legislation.

Sincerely,

Alan Gottlieb
Chairman, AmeriPAC
www.Ameripac.org

BREAKING NEWS:

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE Roger Vinson of Florida RULES OBAMACARE “VOID”… and he uses Barack Obama’s OWN WORDS against him!

“I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,'” Judge Vinson wrote in his ruling.

If you will remember, during the 2008 election campaign, one of the key differences between candidate Clinton and candidate Obama was that Clinton’s plan required EVERYONE to purchase insurance, and Obama’s did not.

But, like almost every other “promise” Barack Obama made on the campaign trail, this one, too, was broken once Obama stepped foot in the Oval Office.

Judge Vinson is the SECOND U.S. Judge to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional… the first was U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia, who struck down the mandate in December.

Nearly TWO DOZEN State Attorneys-General, including one representing Harry Reid’s own state of Nevada—have filed suit against the federal government, charging that the requirement that every American purchase insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional. Now federal courts in Virginia and Florida have agreed—who will be next?

“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void.”

That’s what Judge Vinson said. THE ENTIRE ACT MUST BE DECLARED VOID.

Tell Congress you AGREE! For less than what it would cost you in time and telephone charges, we’ve set up a way for you to send Blast Faxes all at once to Democrats, Republicans, Independents—EVERYONE in the U.S. House and Senate, DEMANDING that they REPEAL this UNCONSTITUTIONAL socialized health care plan NOW—no matter WHAT it takes!

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!

The majority of the American people continue to say that they oppose this law. The Democrats can continue to defend it and Obama can insist the country needs it, but WE THE PEOPLE have spoken with a voice that is LOUD and CLEAR—We want Congress to REPEAL OBAMACARE IMMEDIATELY.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were able to cobble together the votes that they needed to pass this monstrosity, by wheeling and dealing behind the scenes with bribes, kickbacks and payoffs.

With the stroke of a pen, Obama squashed the will of over 61 percent of the American people and signed into law an outrageous piece of legislation that put the government in charge of one-sixth of the American economy and in complete and absolute control of 100 percent of the medical decisions for American citizens. NOT DOCTORS… BUREAUCRATS!

Obama, Pelosi and Reid thought they were going to go on their merry way and we would forget what they did, but THEY WERE WRONG. They didn’t count on our tenacity!

WE OPPOSE OBAMACARE AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO SLINK AWAY, DEFEATED. We let them know in the midterm elections WE WERE SERIOUS about repeal.

Because we kept up our resistance, the GOP took control of the House in November—and we almost took back the Senate, too!

Because we kept up our resistance, the House voted to repeal ObamaCare in January.

Because we kept up our resistance, The Senate used Rule 14 to make ObamaCare repeal available for a vote in the Senate!

SO, DON’T GIVE UP NOW!

Send your Faxes NOW to EVERYONE in the U.S. House and Senate, DEMANDING that they REPEAL this UNCONSTITUTIONAL socialized health care plan NOW—no matter WHAT it takes! AmeriPAC is not going to give up until ObamaCare is repealed. Make your voice heard, and please consider a donation to help our media efforts as we continue to push for an end to this law, in every way possible!

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!

At least 41 states have announced their intentions to introduce legislation (or have already introduced it) that would PROHIBIT the individual requirement to purchase health insurance.

Close to a dozen States are preparing, or have filed, resolutions to NULLIFY ObamaCare and make it a felony for any individual to try and enforce it. Nullification is based on the theory that each State is sovereign, and they have the right to “opt out” of federal legislation if they deem it to be unconstitutional.

TWO FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE RULED IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH… BUT WE STILL FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE.

The Democrats are not going to release their DEATH GRIP on this legislation. But just because the fight is tough, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight! Look how far we have already gotten!

Democrats in the Senate need to be reminded of what happened in November—the People rejected ObamaCare and we will send them home if they don’t listen to us!

Send your Faxes NOW to EVERYONE in the U.S. House and Senate, DEMANDING that they REPEAL this UNCONSTITUTIONAL socialized health care plan NOW—no matter WHAT it takes! AmeriPAC is not going to give up until ObamaCare is repealed. Make your voice heard, and please consider a donation to help our media efforts as we continue to push for an end to this law, in every way possible!

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!

Since repeal passed by such a huge majority in the House… that now puts enormous pressure on the Senate to do the same thing. And if the Senate passes it, Obama will probably veto it—but then Congress can vote AGAIN to override it.

Obama is not going to want to spend the next two years defending this unpopular legislation, but he may very well do so—and if he does, it will expose even more the unconstitutional provisions in it, the shady deals it took to pass it, and the special favor waivers the administration has given out since Obama signed it.

It’s up to you and me to make sure our Representatives and Senators understand VERY CLEARLY that WE WANT TO REPEAL OBAMACARE, piece by piece if we have to! That’s why we are making it easy for your to Fax every single Member of Congress, and DEMAND that they do everything they can to REPEAL this outrageous law.

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
They have to continue to feel the pressure. Put pressure on the Senate to pass repeal, support GOP efforts in the House to take apart the legislation “piece by piece,” and get behind Sen. Charles Grassley’s efforts to pull back the curtain on Obama’s special deals with unions.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid lied to you when they passed this bill.

  • They claimed rates would go down… they LIED
  • They claimed all children would be covered… they LIED
  • They claimed you could keep your current plan… they LIED
  • They claimed you would see no increase in your taxes… they LIED

… AND, they said there were no Death Panels, but that was a LIE, too.

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
Over 700 businesses have said NO THANK YOU to ObamaCare, mostly unions who worked with Obama to get the bill passed and now are PASSING on having to abide by it. Senator Charles Grassley has announced he will head an investigation into these special waivers.

THE MORE WE PEEL BACK THE LAYERS ON THIS DANGEROUS LEGISLATION, THE DIRTIER AND MORE CORRUPT IT GETS!

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) said, “It’s important that we repeal Obamacare as soon as possible because it is already harming the economy and killing jobs. Employers are seeing their costs for providing health insurance skyrocket, and that’s causing them to hold off on hiring and job creation.”

We literally cannot afford this legislation. SEND YOUR FAXES TO CONGRESS RIGHT NOW AND TELL THEM TO REPEAL IT IMMEDIATELY!

The jig is up… the fat lady has sung… it’s over, Johnny. ObamaCare is NULL and VOID and it must be repealed right away!


SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!

We need to stay on top of Congress NOW, or else they’re going to give in to the Democrats AGAIN and decide NOT to fight for a full repeal. Public opinion is on our side… the law is on our side… we MUST keep fighting until we finally DO win!

WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

DON’T LET UP ON THEM! Send your faxes right away to make sure every single Congressman gets a STRONG message, to REPEAL the UNCONSTITUTIONAL socialized plan of “Obamacare” NOW.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Alan Gottlieb
Chairman, AmeriPAC
www.Ameripac.org

P. S. Your messages FLOODED Congress, and FORCED the House to pass the Repeal Bill. But that was ONLY THE BEGINNING! We need to keep flooding their offices with so many messages demanding REPEAL, that they can’t even turn around without seeing stacks and stacks of them! We need to let them know that WE MEAN BUSINESS!

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!

Please make checks payable to AmeriPAC:
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May 292010
 

Tele-Town Hall meetings provide virtual political conferences for public officials and are an ideal way to engage the populace, take instant surveys and enable people to provide their input on major issues from the convenience of their homes. Tele-Town Hall meeting technology has become a very popular service, used primarily by U.S. Senators and Congressmen who want to keep in touch with voters back home. Rather than fly back to districts and speak to a few constituents at a series of regular town hall meetings, elected officials in Washington can save taxpayers time and money by staying in their office and connecting with tens of thousands of constituents at once. It’s much less expensive, more effective and officials can dedicate these virtual teleconferences to specific topics, without getting side tracked by other issues.

For example, one New York congressman who uses the service twice a calendar month, lets his constituents know ahead of time what the topics he plans on discussing. If they are interested, they can dial in and join the conference call. They can even sign up online. Not only that but the congressman can select certain topics for specific groups. One night, he might discuss health care reform with elderly citizens in his district, and during the next Tele-Town Hall he might discuss financial service reform. He specializes in calling senior citizens in their homes since that group has the most difficult time getting out to regular town hall meetings. Tele-Town Halls can be conducted in any weather condition and voters can participate from their own homes without having to drive or worry about getting back and forth to regular meetings.

His website message invites involvement by saying, “Your input has played a critical role in my efforts to ensure Western New Yorkers’ voices are heard in the important debates going on in Washington. Town hall meetings by telephone are a critical component of my efforts to keep in touch with Western New Yorkers.” Because of the effectiveness of these virtual meetings that invite constituents to “opt-in” over the phone, more and more state legislators, county and local officials are adopting Tele-Town Hall as a preferred method to reach out and interact with the public.

The set up is comparatively easy and fast. Officials just upload their list of phone numbers online. The system then begins to call each number — hundreds at a time — inviting people to join the conference or just hang up. Those who join are instantly and automatically put into the Tele Town Hall conference and can begin listening. The official can see on his computer monitor how many people he or she is talking to at any given moment in real time, as people join or disconnect from the call. If the official is taking questions, voters are given instructions on how engage the official with a personal question. Questions can be screened and the official can keep the discussion centered and on target.

Better yet, national, state and local officials can conduct real time surveys just by asking a question and having voters push a number on their keypads at home. Results are instantly tabulated and can even be downloaded later so officials can look at general numbers, or “drill down” and see how specific counties, towns or neighborhoods responded to the poll. All in all, Tele-Town Hall mass teleconferences are becoming increasingly popular as officials adopt new ways to use advancing technology to keep in touch with geographically diverse voter bases. To be able to speak with 100,000 constituents at the same time is a major advantage, not only for the official who wants to reach out to a large group over a short time, but for the voters as well who may have the best opportunity to hear and speak with their official from their kitchen or living room  .

Mar 302010
 

everything from Obama’s birth certificate to health care reform. Still the names hurled at members… anything that has Obama’s fingerprints on it. There is room for disagreement, even passionate… the fire, whipping the borderline irrational into a frenzy with crazy talk about birth certificates… rabble. McCain was one of the first to condemn Joe Wilson after he yelled You lie! at President Obama… been threatening to take their marbles and go home since Obama took office. And this tact is a long

Mar 302010
 

My mother proudly sports an “Obama Lied…the Economy Died” bumper sticker on her SUV.

I think it’s safe to say that she might set her computer on fire after she reads this one.

I have been carefully watching the health care reform bill and the debate leading up to it. I must admit that a few months ago, I probably couldn’t have cared less about it. But let’s just say that recent… option.

I am keeping a keen eye on the high risk insurance pool that Obama’s plan promises to activate

Mar 242010
 

My mother proudly sports an “Obama Lied…the Economy Died” bumper sticker on her SUV.

I think it’s safe to say that she might set her computer on fire after she reads this one.

I have been carefully watching the health care reform bill and the debate leading up to it. I must admit that a few months ago, I probably couldn’t have cared less about it. But let’s just say that recent… option.

I am keeping a keen eye on the high risk insurance pool that Obama’s plan promises to activate