Truth in Advertising

"About The Supremes and ObamaCare ..."

Of course, the Justices lined up along political lines! Was anyone really naïve enough to believe this wouldn't be the outcome? Except Chief Justice, John Roberts.

They (the media) just can't stop talking, and speculating, about his opinion – which decided the outcome. Yet, nowhere, so far, have I heard what is so obvious to me.

As things stand, and before ObamaCare ever existed, folks are required to join Medicare at age 65 unless they have other "qualified" insurance (Again, a requirement!). If someone has decided not to collect their Social Security until age 70, it doesn't matter.

If you don't sign up for Medicare at age 65 (or have other "qualified" insurance), you are fined 10% of the payment for every year you delay. How do they collect that fine? They take it straight out of your Social Security payment when you do start collecting Social Security.

And, they don't take it out for the number of years you didn't obey and sign up. They take it every month for the rest of your life!

This is absolutely no different than requiring people to buy insurance. Medicare is insurance. And, even though you may have paid into Medicare since it came into existence, you will continue to pay even more once you sign up.

So, John Roberts simply had an attack of common sense. We already have forced buying of insurance and we already have a penalty for not doing it. And, it's been rolling along, uncontested, for years. The Court really had no choice.

Had they declared the mandate illegal, millions (if not billions) of dollars in fines would have had to be refunded to seniors! So, now we call it a “tax” and that solves the whole problem.

Once the opinion came down, both political parties jumped on it, trying to bend it to their own advantage. You know – if product owners can't lie in their advertising – why is it okay for political candidates to lie? Their facts are easily checked.

Check the Facts

Truth in advertising should count in politics, too. The outright lies are disgusting. I'd rather have Maybelline use false eyelashes on their mascara models (which they do) then have these political slimebags get away with lying.

You can clearly see those false eyelashes. The problem is, people believe what they want to believe when it comes to politics and the facts be damned! WHY are there no laws about truth in politics?

Oh, that's right - it could never be put in front of The Supremes, 'cause they seem to lie at the same rate as everyone else in politics. And, they are in politics!

Rant of the Week

"Facts to Know & What to DO!"

This both is - and is not - a political statement. It is NOT aimed at any one party or political philosophy. I'm just sick to death of what's going on in Washington, DC.

I apologize to my readers outside the USA, but I just feel this is necessary. And, I'm going to ask readers IN the USA to send this part of the newsletter to everyone you know.

These aren't conspiracy theories. These are ...


FACT:  The U.S. House & Senate have voted themselves raises at $4,700 in the House and $5,300 in the Senate. They vote their own raises a couple years in advance so they don't have to face it every year.

FACT:  Your Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the two years, and you will not get the 3% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): $660/yr. Your total two year loss and cost is - $1,600 each or $3,200 for husband and wife.

FACT:  Over two years The House & Senate each get $10,000 raises.

FACT:  Will your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., increase? You better believe they will!

FACT:  Will theirs? No way! They have a raise and better benefits.

FACT:  Have they created the promised jobs? NO!

FACT:  Have they brought our "used-to-be" jobs back from overseas? NO!

FACT:  Have they taken a single step to start the promised repairs of the infrastructure of this country? NO!

FACT:  Have they handed billions of dollars to the very companies that created this economic mess? YES!

FACT: The Deficit Commission wants to CUT Social Security to balance the budget - while they enjoy their private retirement programs. This after people have paid into it all their lives!

FACT:  Now, they are about to continue the tax cuts for the upper income brackets. Those taxes would PAY our deficit!

FACT:  When they leave office, they'll receive their perks for LIFE. That includes their salary, insurance and retirement! The only thing they won't get are their pay-offs from big business! That's a hell of a Golden Parachute!

Do You Feel Screwed?

Why care about you? You never did anything about it in the past. You're obviously too stupid or don't care. No offense; that's their attitude!

Do you really think there's a single person in Congress who cares about you?

FIRE the Bastards!

In 2010, you have a chance to get rid of the sitting Congress. That is: 1/3 of the Senate and 100% of the House.

Although he needs to go, too, don't blame it on the President! There is only one of him - and 535 members of Congress! We can throw out 468 of them, NOW!

Then, since he can't seem to keep his word about anything - not even about getting his girls a rescue dog - the President can go in 2012!

Put your attention where it needs to go NOW. Send the message to Congress ... "You're FIRED!"

Then, be sure you're still mad enough in November to tell their replacements not to screw up!

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