Obamacare negatively impacts employment and health care costs, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reflects Philadelphia Fed survey, 48.6 percent raises costs a lot in 2014, 25.9 percent employ fewer workers

Obamacare negatively impacts employment and health care costs, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reflects Philadelphia Fed survey, 48.6 percent raises costs a lot in 2014, 25.9 percent employ fewer workers

“Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,”…Keith Hall, former BLS chief

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Reported at Citizen Wells August 22, 2014.

From the Philadelphia Fed August 2014.

“In special questions this month, firms were asked qualitative questions about the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how, if at all, they are making changes to their employment and compensation, including benefits (see Special Questions). Over 18 percent of the firms indicated that the number of workers they employ was lower because of the ACA; 3 percent indicated higher levels. The same percentage (18 percent) indicated that the proportion of part-time workers had increased. Regarding health insurance benefit coverage, 41 percent said their coverage was unchanged, but 52 percent indicated modifications to their offerings. Among those modifying their health insurance coverage, higher deductibles (91 percent), higher worker contributed premiums (88 percent), and higher out-of-pocket maximums (77 percent) were the most cited changes.”

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has just presented their survey.

“How would you say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected your firm’s health care costs in question 1 above?”

“Raise costs a lot”

“Effect of ACA in 2014”

48.6 percent

“Expected effect of ACA in 2015”

54.7 percent
“How, if at all, are you changing (or have you changed) any of the following because of the effects that the ACA is having on your firm?”

“The number of workers you employ (including full-time, part-time, etc.)”

“Lower due to ACA”

25.9 percent

“The proportion of your workers that are part-time, contract or temporary”

“Higher due to ACA”

16.5 percent

“Prices you charge to customers”

“Higher due to ACA”

35.3 percent

http://www.dallasfed.org/microsites/research/surveys/tmos/2014/1408/specquest.cfm

Over one third of these companies are passing on the higher cost of Obamacare to their customers!

 

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69 responses to “Obamacare negatively impacts employment and health care costs, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reflects Philadelphia Fed survey, 48.6 percent raises costs a lot in 2014, 25.9 percent employ fewer workers

  1. CW……….
    The more PART TIME employees there are the greater the impact upon organised labor. When full time union jobs disappear,and part time non union jobs begin to increase the story becomes pretty clear.

  2. Walgreens Drug stores has decided against the move offshore for now. They came under really heavy fire from the government when the story leaked awhile back. But it hasn’t stopped BOOGER KING. They have bought out Canadian Horton’s. Burger King was the black man’s McDonalds. I don’t
    think that the proposed merger would cause the closing of very many US BOOGER KINGS if any at all. I also read that at least 6 of the businesses in Ferguson that were looted,and/or burned will NOT RE open. It would not surprise me if virtually all of them DECIDE NOT TO REOPEN. When your inventory walks out the door unpaid for theregoes profit margins, but oh I forgot we OWED all the loot to the BASTARDS…..damn few of whom can trace their heritage to actual slaves.

  3. Gov’t Watchdog Says IRS Lawyer Admitted Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails Were Backed Up

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told FoxNews Monday that attorneys for the IRS have admitted that all of the supposedly lost emails from former IRS employee Lois Lerner are backed up, and that the IRS has not admitted this because they say it would be too hard to dig them out of these backed up files.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/25/govt-watchdog-says-irs-lawyer-admitted-lois-lerners-lost-emails-were-backed-up/

  4. I know post above is off topic, but there are too many ongoing scandals to ignore.

  5. Interested Bystander

    Hey HonorFirst and all:

    I too will be mostly off topic. Just a few opinions and then I’ll be off.

    First Burger King’s considering leaving the US to Canada for TAX reasons.

    Think about that. They’ll pay fewer taxes in Canada.

    UP is DOWN

  6. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Where IS that plane that dissapeared back on 8 March?

    Poof, and it’s gone. No wreckage found as of yet, and no one knows where it’s at.

    We can see a license plate from 200 miles above earth, but we don’t know where a 30 ton airplane is.

    I think “something” is up.

  7. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Someone would have to be a real dunce to believe those emails from Lois Lerner were gone.

    An airplane however………….poof

  8. HonorFirst | August 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm |
    *****************
    HonorFirst,
    The usurper will be kicking and screaming and declare executive privilege, before he will allow the Lerner emails to implicate the White House. Look at how far the usurper has gone already, to conceal the evidence.

    I sure hope they go after the emails. These criminals deserve nothing less than total prosecution, for all of their crimes! Including the usurper’s phony ID.

    It’s time for the law and order adults to step in, and regain control of the government. Time for a big shakeup!

  9. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    My view of Ferguson is this:

    Just an excuse to steal things and get something for free.

    Another learning experience gone out the window.

    Divide and conquer. Not unite and learn.

  10. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    No news from Zullo for a while.

    I’m sure things are coming in at break neck speed even now, some 5 months after the information was supposed to be released.

    I’m officially jumping off the Zullo, Gallups band wagon. I rode on it for a while.

    Any time now, I promise this time, it’s universe shattering, just not yet.

    We’ve only got one chance at this dontchaknow.

    Blah, blah blah.

  11. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    What’s happening with Begdahl? I just googled him and can’t find anything recent.

    Is he better now? Did he get his POW status and awarded over 300,000 of our dollars?

    He and the Maylasian airliner have something in common. Oh yeah, and Lois Lerner’s emails.

    “They” usually come in threes.

    Coincidence? You decide.

  12. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Obama’s on vacation while the world collapses.

    Just think about how it would be if he were REALLY in control.

    Play more golf Mr President, history has shown us what happens when you make an executive decision.

    Let the adults take over (not sure who the “adults” are however)

    God help us all.

  13. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    The big news here in Indiana today is the hearing of the gay/lesbian marriage issue in Chicago tomorrow.

    My view,

    Why is the government involved in marriage in the first place?

    Not sure why government got involved in relationships.

    Seems to me that this should be between the partners.

  14. cw,
    ACA places tremendous tax burden on American business owners who are taxed enough already. I paid bills for a company and understand fully the tax expenses incurred to stay in business. Social Security tax was imposed on all businesses since the 1930s but many people don’t realize that the business owner pays just as much into SS as the employee does, about 7% of their wages. The employee eventually gets money back as SS benefits when he or she retires but the business never sees a penny of it.

    And now employers must pay Federal unemployment tax (FUTA) and State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) for every employee. Businesses are required to pay Workmen’s Comp to cover on-the-job injuries, which is actually double taxation if they also must pay for medical insurance too. That alone should be reason to repeal Obama.

    Plus businesses must pay utility taxes on gas, electric, and phone; gasoline tax; state tax on everything they sell and sales tax on everything they buy. Businesses are charged fees for various municipality licenses and permits. And don’t forget they pay auto insurance, property insurance and liability insurance.

    Many American business owners are overburdened and Obamacare makes it worse. It is good that some businesses choose to cover medical care for their employees but they should not be forced to do so. What hurts the business owners also hurts the economy.

  15. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I think this is it, but:

    I don’t think we have any “major” seats up for election in Indiana this Nov.

    No Governor or Senate seats up.

    However, I would like to comment this:

    I heard Bob Bickel from the Five today say that the best part about this election for Democrats, is that they are running against Republicans.

    I couldn’t agree more. The Republican wing of the Democratic Party is putting up few REAL choices. The Republicans are simply Democrat “lite”.

    Give me a choice, don’t give me “I’ll give you this much” from one candidate and “I’ll give you that much” from the other candidate.

    The Republican “Higher ups” are clueless, in my view.

  16. Interested Bystander

    Sorry, but one more,

    William,

    Sorry to hear about you having to search again.

    To me it shows your character that by necessity you would support your family by traveling so far to work. Being away from your family for a week at a time would be tough, no doubt about it.

    May your search be brief, and the rewards better than you had before.

  17. Jonah | August 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm |
    **********************
    Jonah,
    Your post tells it like it is, good job.

    As a business owner for 20 years, I wore every hat there was, and ended it in 2003, as a one man Corporation. I battled with the filing requirements for the IRS, and every other agency of government, city, state, and federal, and my conclusion was, I was working for them. They made more money than I did.

  18. Allen West

    This really needs to be required viewing for anyone you know who is a Muslim apologist.

    Watch the “Brad Pitt of clerics” demonstrate the principle of taqiyya (lying): http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/brad-pitt-muslim-clerics-demonstrates-principle-taqiyya-lying/

  19. BOB STRUSS…

    You said in your last post…”Watch the “Brad Pitt of clerics” demonstrate the principle of taqiyya (lying)”

    I know someone high up ( in fact, he’s at the top of the food chain) in our government that puts this guy to shame when it comers to lying….

    And I bet my last dollar that he’s also a Muslim practicing this tagiyya stuff…..

  20. RMinNC, you got that right. I think he’s got the job because he was the best liar they had, even better than Hillary, if you can believe that.

  21. Jonah……..
    Had begun to worry about your safety. Hope everything is AOK.
    You are absolutely right regarding the continuous federal onslaught against American business. It is obvious that the alleged leadership is not going to stop their insane meddling,and taxing until the entire US looks LIKE DETROIT now looks,and like Dearborn is knee deep in MUSLIMS. The progressives think that they will have created UTOPIA. Everybody gets a FREE LIVING,and all the drugs and crime they can do. Yet pathetically few people even have a clue. Many of the young college grads don’t even have any idea that our Republic has a Constitution. @When only 11 out 100 of them are able to pass an eigth grade SAT, something is VERY WRONG.

  22. With respect to Ferguson, it is absoluteyl sickening to watch the lard a$$ 500LB blacks demand a veritable lynching of the police officer. Their idea of justice is NOT WHAT the law is about,but they all think that the world thinks as they do. Tells the story about their INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT. They all try to blame whitey for having anslaved one of their relatives a couple of centuries ago, yet damn few of them can even document who their own father is. Sometimes their father is their own BROTHER. In reality it was their OWN KIND who captured people in Nigeria,and elsewhere, and brought them to America and sold them into SLAVERY, but hold on a minute,there was some slave owners who even clothed them,fed them and educated many of them……..yeah you freakin MORONS it was WHITEY who done this for your alleged relatives. They ended up having a hell of a lot better life here than eating elephant SHI#,where they were. BTW WHITEY DOESN’T OWE ANY OF YOU A DAMN THING. IT IS NOT OUR FAULT IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY EDUCATION…….OBVIOUSLY IT WAS MORE FUN TO BREED WITH your mother than to go to school. I don’t feel sorry for a damn one of you. Many of your kind went out and butted their heads against the odds until they found a path,and there are a lot of Phd blacks to PROVE it. I guess you must be too stinking a$$ed lazy. You just go to a whitey store and STEAL what you think is yours,or beat somebody sensless then when he puts 6 bullets in you all your IDIOT friends scream LYNCH the policeman. I am wondering what your creator has been telling you for the last couple of weeks. Bet you got a real education. Have FUN. No virgins in HELL.

  23. Bob Strauss………
    I really have to laugh at the MORONS who heaed up our country’s labor unions. They pretend to know ALL ABOUT BUSINESS,yet when somebody shows them the company books they havn’t a clue where to begin. They think total sales is the profit margin. I know a couple of CEOs who would dance for joy if that was the case. But when because of the glutonous labor force demands,along with the FEDs demands, we are now seeing a lot of CEOs closing the doors,and moving their companies to places like Ireland. (APPLE). There are a NUMBER of US companies who are in discussions about moving out. The fed has been threatening them with heavy fines. I don’t think the Fed is FRIGHTENING most of the CEOs. In the end they will take bankruptcy,and tell the FED to go straight to hell. The fed won’t get a dime out of them……but the fed will have thousands more people to feed,clothe, and provide free medical care. But whoa wait a minute if the fed HAS NO INCOME how the hell will they pay all the bills….after all American business has moved out of the country,there will be NO INCOME for anybody,and therefore NO taxes due either. Voila you now have UTOPIA, otherwise known as FANTASY LAND…..but you can’t eat FANTASY.

  24. oldsailor82 | August 25, 2014 at 11:36 pm |
    ****************************
    oldsailor82,
    Very true, there’s a big difference between gross and net.

    I had a business partner for 10 years, and he couldn’t comprehend the difference either, so I saw to it that he owned his own company, and never had anything more to do with mine. He learned the difference the hard way, and was soon out of business.

  25. citizenwells

    “10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-25/10-george-orwell-quotes-predicted-life-2014-america

  26. CITIZENWELLS…..

    Just read your last post about 10 Orwell quotes that shaped history in 2014…and I agree with all 10 predictions (quotes)….

    I have always been puzzled by this question: Does History shape the future or does the future shape history? I bet Orwell knew the answer.

    That question is like what came first…the chicken or the egg.

  27. Obama continues to like his terrorist buddies. Not only is he the friend of domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, but in pressuring Israel into a cease fire, he is now saving Hamas. Hamas needs to be destroyed if Israel and Palestine want to live in peace together. Also, Obama ended up giving fighters and weapons, from Libya, to ISIS when he saved Benghazi. And he’s hesitant to take on ISIS in any meaningful way. One has to wonder if Ozero is really detached as the press is painting him to be, or is he a strong Muslim and terrorist sympathizer. I think it’s the later.

  28. OLDSAILOR82……

    The Charlotte Observer gave the Brown burial in Fergerson a front page one-quarter blowup of two mourning pictures of a crying father and a crying mother with a totally different name than Brown…then as if that wasn’t enough….

    There was almost a full half page on the second page about Al Sharpton and all the other trouble makers…..

    As I read about this “gentle kid” (pun intended) who was killed by a white police officer…I wondered where was the father and his law abiding guidance when the kid needed him the most…where was the loving mother with her moral help.

    Of course, the newspaper made a Racial Hero of him just as they did with Travon Martin, and downgraded the police office to a simple thug status.

    I told my wife it was a damn crying shame the truth wasn’t told and that the paper couldn’t devote this much print space to something good and worthwhile to read about……

  29. I totally agree RMiinNC. I didn’t watch the news yesterday as I didn’t want to reward all the channels and cable networks that were feeding the frenzy.

  30. One other thing, everyone is broadcasting all over the place on the news that we’re sending spy planes into Syria. Okay so let’s tell the enemy exactly what we’re doing. This administration’s motto should be “we do stupid stuff all the time”.

  31. RMINNC……….
    You got that right! The BASTARD was turned into an absolute angel. The LAME STREAM MEDIA didn’t say a single word about the little punk’s robbery of the store,or the initial assault on the officer. There was a post from Orly Taitz which showed a rap sheet of Michael Brown. But she wasn’t sure if it was the same Michael Brown. Perhaps we can ask Jonah to access the Missouri Dept of Corrections,and see if it was the same bastard. The rap sheet referred to St,Ann, MO.PD. I am going to try to find out if it was the same little angel.

  32. oldsailor82….

    Somewhere along the line…our nations moral priorities have been reversed and perverted beyond an intelligent person’s understanding….

    The main stream media now make hero’s out of common punks (as long as they are black) and then make hard core criminals out of the good guys (as long as they are white)…

    Check the REAL facts about black and white….
    the black population makes up only 17 % of our national population…yet they have 80% of the criminals in our prisons and jails…
    the white population makes up over 70 percent of the nations population , yet have less then 20 % of the prison and jail population….DUHHHH, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out !.

    The figures don’t lie….but the liers sure do figure !!!

    We are now living in Alice’s “Wonderland”…and the damn rabbit hole keeps getting deeper and it goes on forever ! And in the process of digging the hole deeper…we hit a few sewer lines along the way….

    The smell is overwhelming !

  33. “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs”

    Booker T. Washington- 1911.
    —————————————————————————————————-This fits Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama to a TEE.

    Thank you Mr. Washington for identifying the problem with the Negro race in America…

    Your vision and forethought in 1911 was “spot on”.

  34. I read yesterday that the UK and the US are sending special ops into Syria to cut the head off of Isis. I still want to believe that our military head/advisors are doing what is in best interest of US security, despite the pResident. He may seem detatched but things must be going on behind the scenes. Severe air strikes, special ops may be what’s needed in the beginning, but sure seems like boots on the ground (without Obama’s ridiculous ROE’s) will be next. We have dithered too long and are now facing an AlQueada like force, well funded, will oil wells, arms and now an air force. Good Grief!

    I just wonder if O knows all these scandals are coming to a head. New revelations from Fast and Furious, IRS, and I read recently that Mr Gowdy is uncovering some damning info on Benghazi. Could it be that he knows he is going down in numerous corrupt scandals and is trying his hardest to reach his intended goals sooner rather than later.

    Rather than call him “detatched or elusive” I would say more like scared sh-tless! The progressive, elite
    Chicago machine thought they could function in DC without pushback. Hopefully, that saga is beginning to unravel; and the liberal, progressive agenda will be brought to the forefront. Maybe once and for all they can be kicked out of the political realm.

    In the meantime, we must all pray that the monsters in Iraq/Syria and Lord knows where else are pulverized, our borders are secure and that there remains decent leaders in our military/intelligence community to keep us all safe.

    IB: I too have not lost focus on that Malaysian airliner. Hopefully it doesnt show up armed hovering over the US.

  35. Honorfirst
    If the elite in dc were really wanting to CRUSH the illiterate bastards who are ISIS members they could do it in 24 hours. All they need to do is send in a couple squadrons of AC 130 gunships (PUFFS),and a similar number of upgraded a-10s. The latter for delivering burning Napalm on their heads,and the AC 130s to put holes in their bodies. Everytime the news media focuses on the ISIS they are in large groups outside…..doing calesthenics etc(BUT Calesthenics doesn’t improve mentality) only physical dexterity.Such people also need to have an education. If the leaders of ISIS were all killed tomorrow,the morons who they trained would not be able to think on their own they are largely UNEDUCATED GOAT HERDERS,and would be quickly erradicated from the air. This whole war would be over with in a couple of days. People with intelligence and an education will whip the stinking a$$ed goat herders everytime.

  36. IF THIS REPORT IS TRUE….I HAVE BUT TWO QUESTIONS

    WHO in the hell is doing this?….and as important is…WHY are they doing it?

  37. ……….BUT
    ………as long as there is a MUSLIM JIHADIST in the WACKY HOUSE there will probably be repeated stalling on the part of the MUSLIM IN CHIEF,to do anything against the ISIS. All we hear from the upper echelon is how well the enemy is funded, and how determined the alleged fighters are……in short this is PRAISE of the enemy coming from the mouths of our alleged leaders. General Schwartzkopf proved that they would be cringing and whining. Saddam’s best fighters ended up walking out from cover and trying to surrender to passing aircraft.

  38. Is there a word, for being afraid you are being lied to? Liephobia?

    What ever it is, it causes me to instantly grab the TV remote, and hit the mute button, because I am afraid that I am being lied to again, by the usurper or a regime official.

  39. oldsailor82 | August 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm |

    ……….BUT
    ………as long as there is a MUSLIM JIHADIST in the WACKY HOUSE there will probably be repeated stalling on the part of the MUSLIM IN CHIEF,to do anything against the ISIS. All we hear from the upper echelon is how well the enemy is funded, and how determined the alleged fighters are……in short this is PRAISE of the enemy coming from the mouths of our alleged leaders. General Schwartzkopf proved that they would be cringing and whining. Saddam’s best fighters ended up walking out from cover and trying to surrender to passing aircraft.
    **********************
    oldsailor82,
    Yes, before I got to the mute button, the usurper did nothing but sound negative about doing anything about ISIS. He is the enemy, a usurper, and should be immediately be arrested. This charade has gone on for too long. Now today, Limbaugh says the illegal alien usurper, is going to grant amnesty to five million illegals by Labor Day, and I would imagine a few ISIS Jihadis are mixed in with them. It’s becoming pretty obvious now, what he is up to, and his citizenship is a factor when he’s giving away our country, and allowing the enemy to win.

    Illegal alien, Kenyan Mau Mau, Muslim, usurper, pretending to be president, and people wonder why he talks down America, Wake Up!

    Since this usurper took over, has anybody calculated the number of people across the world who have died? This guy is beholding to the caliphate, and it’s plain to see, he won’t do what is necessary to interfere with its’ progression.

  40. When image is all you have…
    **********

    Allen West

    More great work from the Narcissist-in-Chief: Obama delayed Foley rescue because he worried about his image: http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/obama-delayed-foley-rescue-worried-image/

  41. Allen West

    ISIS vs ISIL? There’s actually a big difference – and Obama’s use of ISIL shows his true allegiance. Here’s why: http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/obamas-use-isil-reveals-true-allegiance-animus-towards-israel/

  42. Obama Has Created A Scenario For The Destruction Of The United States…

    So now even our Secretary of Defense is warning American citizens that The Islamic State is coming for them and is preparing to attack the United States in a major way. He tells the American people to Be Ready.

    Excuse me, but I thought the number one responsibility of the President of the United States was to protect the American public and, as Commander in Chief, defeat our enemies. That is what the Constitution calls for; but that is not the agenda of this president, our Dear Leader. Rather, President Obama has created a scenario for the destruction of the United States.

    http://thoughtfulwomen.org/2014/08/24/obama-created-scenario-destruction-united-states/

  43. Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President

    I posted April, 4 1984 – which was the date Winston Smith became aware and began keeping his diary in Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984…never imagining this story about Obama’s Truth Ministry would break today.

    WAR IS PEACE
    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

  44. Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President

    10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-25/10-george-orwell-quotes-predicted-life-2014-america

  45. oldsailor82 | August 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    If the leaders of ISIS were all killed tomorrow,the morons who they trained would not be able to think on their own, they are largely UNEDUCATED GOAT HERDERS,and would be quickly erradicated from the air. This whole war would be over with in a couple of days.
    *************************
    oldsailor82,
    I still think your plan, to air drop inflatable love goats is the best one yet. While the goat herders are busy blowing up their love goats, an AC 130 can be busy blowing up the goat herders.

  46. BOB STRUSS

    If Obamacare pays for making a man into a woman…then it should cover EVERYTHING…but I bet it doesn’t.

    The faggot mentioned in your last post has three children…how do you think they fell; about DAD becoming the second MOM? And how do they explain this to their friends at school?

    We are truly living in an UPSIDE down world and the government (taxpayer) is footing the bill. Personally I don’t give a damn if HE wants to be4come a SHE, but I do object to my tax money paying for it !

  47. August 26, 2014
    The Madness of 2008
    A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened.
    By Victor Davis Hanson

    America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership.

    For those who are “shocked” at the present meltdown, of a magnitude not seen since the annus horribilis of 1979, in their defense: Obama certainly did not campaign on a new health-care plan that would force Americans to give up the doctors they liked and their existing coverage, while raising premiums and deductibles, while giving exemptions for insiders and cronies, and while raising the deficit.
    READ MORE…

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/386218/madness-2008-victor-davis-hanson

  48. North Carolina didn’t give the usurper a very warm reception, and I don’t blame them.

  49. bob strauss | August 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm |

    Hi Bob,

    Compare this ‘reception’ to the ones he was getting as a candidate the first time around; not even close.

    Americans are finally on to the fraud; the question now is: How do we get rid of him?

  50. SueK | August 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm |
    *****************
    Hi SueK,
    Good question, nobody wants to touch it, they are worried about how it will look if they run the first “black” president out of office. Chicken $hits! He should have been thrown off the ballot in 2008.

  51. Air Force Brat

    Breaking news on Drudge. “Obama Pushes for UN “Climate” Rules Without Congress”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/politics/obama-pursuing-climate-accord-in-lieu-of-treaty.html

    This is treason. Personally, I don’t give an airborne sex act (hint: both words begin with “F”) if the blacks, the Hispanics, the Martians, the leftists, the MSM, etc., get their widdle feewings hurt. Nor do I care if Obama is regarded as a “martyr” by certain segments of society. He needs to go. Biden would NOT be worse. At least he is an American. And we know where he was born.

  52. Air Force Brat

    Big red headline and flashing light regarding the above-mentioned article at the home page: http://www.drudgereport.com

  53. Air Force Brat

    Looks like I killed another thread. Guess I never got around to learning the secret handshake.

  54. Air Force Brat | August 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm |
    I agree. He cannot and must not cede anything over to the UN. This man is a disgrace to every US citizen and to our sovereignty.

    Even the democrat led Senate has issues with global warming/cap and trade. Wouldn’t you love to see a revolt in the Senate (led by dems) to prevent this madness? 2016 cannot come soon enough…provided we are still around.

  55. Anyone heard from Gordo??? He has not posted for months.

  56. Airforce Brat……
    Havn’t had the pleasure of talking with you for awhile. With respect to the UN you might as well refer to them as the old LEAGUE OF NATIONS,they are about as useless,as “boobs on a boar hog”. In the last 15 years we have learned a lot about the UN.Among the things I learned EARLY ON they were usually innefective at anything they have set out to accomplish.

  57. Bob Strauss………
    As I have said several times in the past the newest and the most upgraded AC 130 carries not just a few weapons,but a vastly diversified ARSENAL of weapons,and among them the 30 mm AUL 8, which is also fitted into the A10s. Can you imagine a thirty mm round being sprinkled upon you at the rate of 3000 RPM. These little toys can effectively saw a TRUCK in half, in about 4 seconds! Then to add to the armament there is a 120mm mortar,and a 105mm. If the enemy is hiding these choice little morsels will quickly route any who are still alive after the initial blast. There is several other capabilities that are still classified. In addition they no longer need an AWACS either. I have the feeling that even if only 20 of these birds were deployed, if intelligently operated would have ISIS SO DECIMATED that they would no longer be a threat to anybody,and there would be stacks of deteriorating stinking bodies for ISIS to bury. But we do have to give the A-10s a chance. Between their really bada$$ armament, and their ability to deliver huge containers of napalm on the enemy’s head,is nothing short of fantastic. They will die either by fire or by bullets,but unintelligent GOAT HERDERS don’t make good soldiers. When their commanders are dead they don’t know what to do next,

  58. The drobes are useful to take out the GOAT HERDER SMART GUYS who have a little schooling, and about a 30 point intelligence quotient.

  59. BYE BYE……
    ENOUGH SAID

  60. Got one for First Laddy already.
    ****************
    Allen West

    Never mind about ISIS – no the focus of the Pentagon right now is on letting transgender soldiers openly serve. [VIDEO] http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/never-mind-isis-pentagon-focusing-letting-transgenders-serve-video/

  61. Air Force Brat — I’ve written two letters to my congressman urging him to support impeachment. I believe we should prepare for a Biden Presidency. For what it may be worth, I am a student of the Bible Code, and there is one place in the early chapters of Genesis indicating America as the beginning place of Eden. I know that goes against most all Bible scholarship. Well, encrypted in these chapters is “The 45th President is Joe” and crossing that encrypted at a relative skip is “VP BIDEN.”

    Biden’s name in Hebrew–the first three letters (bet, yod,dalet) equal 2014. The last two letters (ayin,nun) are an abbreviation for “agony, distress (of soul).” It would be a great agony and distress of soul to remove our first black President, whether for or against his politics. And it would be agony and distress to have Biden as his replacement.

    In any case, I expect it to happen. Nothing stays the same.

  62. Allen West

    The US is now officially irrelevant on the world stage. Egypt and the UAE bombed Libya without bothering to inform Obama http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/u-s-now-officially-irrelevant-egypt-uae-bomb-libya-without-informing-obama/

  63. Allen West

    While we’ve all been worried about an executive order granting amnesty to illegals, the Dept of Justice has figured out a backdoor way to make it happen right now. Folks, amnesty is here: http://allenbwest.com/2014/08/executive-order-needed-dept-justice-finds-wide-open-backdoor-amnesty/

  64. Former Head Of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit: ‘Obama Admin. Has No Clue What It’s Doing’ On ISIS
    An expert on terrorism takes the President to task…

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/171707-former-head-cias-bin-laden-unit-obama-administration-clue-isis/

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