THE REASONS HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT

See this documentary for information as to why Hillary Clinton should not be President of the United States of America.

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This Democrat Is Giving Up On Obamacare

However assuaged Democrats may have been, this honorable gentlemen below expresses his frustrations with Obamacare, the faulty mechanisms within it, the deceitful political play to pass it and the traumatic midterm losses Obama has engineered because of it.

Read this story below from the Wall Street Journal.

In the interest of complete disclosure, I am a conservative of the highest order.        jim  valenti

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The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act was the catalyst for my party’s midterm thumping.

I grew up in a Democratic family. I have been a registered Democrat since age 18, a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns. The 2014 election results were extremely disappointing for me, but hardly a surprise.

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, then lost my job in the Great Recession. I was lucky; my brother lost his job and his house. I survived on part-time jobs while paying out-of-pocket for my health insurance.

I voted for President Obama again in 2012, then received a cancellation notice for my health insurance. This was due to ObamaCare, the so-called Affordable Care Act. However, I couldn’t afford anything else.

Midterm elections in the second term of a presidency are difficult on the president’s party, and the Obama administration’s crisis-of-the-month headlines weren’t helpful. Ultimately, though, ObamaCare was the catalyst for my party’s midterm thumping.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks about Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in July.ENLARGE
White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks about Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in July. ASSOCIATED PRESS

ObamaCare is a failure. For anyone who thinks this is a misprint because no Democratic activist would make such a comment, let me add that it is too big, too complicated and too expensive. Without a public option within its network of exchanges, ObamaCare is a giant blank check to the insurance companies that pushed it through Congress. It punishes responsible consumers like me and treats younger individuals as fools who are expected to pay the bills while not paying attention.

Now we learn in videos that came to light this week that Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and a key architect of the Affordable Care Act, proudly relied on his perceived “stupidity of the American voter” as the basis for designing ObamaCare. Such comments, along with the program’s notoriously dysfunctional website and false assurances that people can keep their previous health plans, are insults to every citizen regardless of party.

Contrary to Medicare, which was quickly accepted at a time of economic vitality as a meaningful complement to Social Security, ObamaCare was the sequel to an overpriced economic stimulus package that didn’t stimulate very much. Those least affected by the recession benefited the most from the stimulus. I think that’s called “trickle-down economics” when Republicans do it, and the economy continues to struggle for good jobs and a real recovery. ObamaCare is part of the problem, not a solution.

For most Democrats in Congress, Medicare was originally a model for health-care reform. Single-payer, universal coverage was the favored approach. Then Republicans let loose the “socialized medicine” boogeyman and Democrats panicked.

Fearful that doing nothing was worse than doing the wrong thing, Democrats gave up on Medicare for the masses and opted for a drastic alternative. ObamaCare is an outrageous combination of private-market inflation, government bureaucracy, excessive mandates and a ridiculously delayed implementation schedule. When the thing finally kicked in, it hit hard—and there is plenty more pain on the way.

Worst of all, ObamaCare looks and feels exactly like what it is: a health-care plan devised by lawyers and corporate executives rather than true health-care providers. Democrats are top-heavy with attorneys, and this hurts the party on many issues.

If Hillary Clinton is looking for an immediate opportunity to distance herself from the Obama administration, she should promise to appoint a licensed health-care professional, such as a physician or registered nurse, as her secretary of Health and Human Services if she is elected president. I know she hasn’t announced her candidacy, but the time has come to stop playing coy.

We Democrats need to get over ourselves, start anew on a national health-care policy, and return to our progressive principles. We claim to be the party of the underdogs, but on ObamaCare we simply catered to a different set of fat cats.

We resent Republicans who act morally superior and pretend to have a monopoly on patriotism, but an elitist attitude doesn’t look any better on us when we refuse to admit that ObamaCare is broken beyond repair. Measurable outcomes and actual effectiveness are the honest indicators of a successful program, not good intentions or high hopes.

We say that we are the party of the people, but “the people” too often become a singular, monolithic concept for us. We speak for the people, don’t you know, because we can decide what is best for them so they really don’t need to speak for themselves.

The people decided otherwise on Election Day. I hope my party is listening. When the next Congress convenes in 2015, Democrats need to work with the new Republican majority, repeal ObamaCare, override a presidential veto if necessary, and start from scratch on health-care reform.

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Mr. Beu, a nonprofit professional and former hospital insurance coordinator, currently works as a counselor at a social-services agency in Denver.

the reason for the season

watch this. will your plans for christmas change a little??

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154757421595354&set=vb.99581125353&type=2&theater

Ezra Taft Benson

see this link.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865614962/President-Ezra-Taft-Benson7s-life-service-to-be-lecture-topic-Nov-13.html

SHARRYL ATKISSON INTERVIEW

A GREAT INTERVIEW WITH THIS HONEST, HARD FACT ORIENTED REPORTER.

Mike Lee: Republicans need to ‘deserve’ their ‘great victory

WASHINGTON  EXAMINER

BY KELLY COHEN 

| NOVEMBER 6, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Republicans won a Senate majority this week, and Sen. Mike Lee already has a plan to fix Congress.

The process will be difficult for Republicans, the freshman Republican from Utah wrote at the Federalist on Thursday, but the new majority needs to “deserve” the “great victory” voters gave it in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

As incoming chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, Lee hopes his five steps will restore “trust, transparency and empowerment” in both Congress and the constituents it serves.

“Contempt for the American people and the democratic process is something Republicans should oppose in principle,” Lee wrote.

Lee also called on his fellow senators to “surrender some of their institutional power” in order to reach a compromise across party lines and “rebuild the internal and external trust necessary to govern.

“We should find common ground that advances our agenda, rather than let the idea of common ground substitute for our agenda,” he wrote about working with Democrats and President Obama.

Republicans also have to find common ground between “conservative principles and the interests and needs of the general public,” according to Lee.

When it comes to the budget — what Lee called the biggest strategic and legislative question for the new Republican Congress — keep it simple, he advised.

Finally, Lee hopes the new Congress follows the lead of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to “think big,” or have each committee “propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year.”

“What I propose, then, is an agenda of empowerment – an internal Republican agenda of empowerment to complement our external one. Let Congress operate less like a 19th-century industrial mill, and more like a 21st-century open-source network.”

2014 Midterms: A Greater Defeat For Obama Than In 2010

A DRUDGE REPORT byline about this post midterm election AP article states: OBAMA DEFIANT DESPITE HUMILIATION.

Instead of humbling himself because of his party’s gigantic losses and choosing to work with the newly elected Senate, the president has doubled down and become more arrogant in his approach of governance for his last 2 years in office.

A Breitbart report stated that Barack Obama said the following: “I don’t really care to be president without the Senate.”

The president doesn’t have the Senate anymore. Harry Reid, his pathetic, hand picked bully, will be lucky if he remains  minority leader. What a message was sent last night. I hope Reid gets it.

I could go on and on about how Democrats have attempted to spin each individual loss to their advantage and the mid-term election night in total, as a minimalist defeat when the truth is they got a good old fashioned political whipping.

To date, there has been a seven seat Republican pickup in the Senate and there could be more. As of this writing, the Virginia senatorial race has been too close to call, although incumbent Senator Mark Warner declared victory while challenger Ed Guillespie has graciously decided to wait until the full tally comes in. Alaska’s tally is not yet in and we have a runoff in Louisiana on December 6th with incumbent democrat Senator Mary Landrieu in a lot of political hot water going into the runoff.

As of this past midterm, republicans now have 32 out of 50 governorships in the nation. The depth of this midterm goes even deeper. There are more statehouses that are under republican control now. While political hope is brighter, what that means is that work must move forward IMMEDIATELY and reasonable bills must be passed for progress to be made in those individual states.

We will now wait and see if gamesmanship continues or if the proper principles of our founding fathers remain foremost in conducting the affairs of the individual states and this nation.