President Trump is Decisively Dealing With America’s Problems!

Pesident Trump is taking bold and LEGAL action to solve many of America’s long running problems in spite of a worthless Congress. Trump’s actions are forcing our self-centered and “do nothing” Congress to take legal action to deal with these things like they were supposed to do originally. In addition to Congress President Trump is also working against a totally dishonest Main Stream Media that is obsessed with helping destroy the Trump Presidency.

He rescinded Obama’s illegal DACA order that Congress has not bothered to fix.  The recension gives Congress six months to solve the problem legally. With the clear understanding that Congress is going to have to negotiate with him or he will veto whatever they send to his desk.

He rescinded Obama’s illegal Obamacare subsidies, which Congress did not agree to or do legally. Congress still has a short window to repeal and replace Obamacare with something that could actually work for the American people.

He signed an Executive Order directing the insurance regulatory agencies to remove any regulations that prevented people or groups from buying insurance across state lines. The order also directed the regulatory agencies to allow individuals to form groups, or join existing groups so they could buy insurance at lower group rates and to allow individuals to buy lower priced insurance plans that did not require people to buy coverage they did not need, like single males being required to buy coverage that had maternity benefits.

He refused to re-certify the ridiculous Iran Nuclear Deal. This effectively throws it back into Congress’ lap to try and make it better for America and the rest of the free world.

He and his Administration have dealt quickly and decisively with multiple disastrous hurricanes, multiple disastrous California wild fires and the worse mass murder in modern U.S. history.

He has met, and positively influenced, more world leaders in his first few months in office than Obama did in his eight years in office. Many world leaders are beginning to respect America again, and in many cases actually work with us to solve some of the world’s problems. This is happening in spite of the Democrat’s and RINO Republican’s rants to the contrary, the Main Stream Media’s obsession with dishonest reporting and fake news, and Obama “holdover’s” who are continuing their efforts to sabotage the Trump Presidency.

Nine months after President Trump was sworn in the ISIS capital of Raqqa was taken by a U.S. backed coalition of fighting forces!  It is amazing what is being accomplished with a change in the Commander in Chief, new battle tested military Commanders with the authority to make the decisions necessary to accomplish their objectives, and a change in the “Rules of Engagement”!

President Trump is accomplishing all this and more in spite of the fact that many of his chosen appointees, to various top positions in his administration, are being deliberately delayed by the Senate. This is another way that President Trump has exhibited his Senior Executive and Manager skills. He simply appointed qualified people to “acting positions” and watched the results to assure that they are doing the jobs well.

This is only a sample of what an amazing job President Trump is doing in spite of an unbelievable number of road blocks being constantly thrown out in front of him by the America hating “Never Trumpers”. This is a classic example of the difference between a highly qualified, skilled and successful MANAGER (President Trump) compared to an incompetent loser who constantly surrounds himself with incompetent sycophants and fails at everything (Obama). I wrote a detailed article about this in April and posted it here:  http://www.onlymakessense.com/business-management-101-trump-versus-obama-what-is-the-difference-between-successful-business-managers-and-incompetent-looser-managers/

 

 

The Washington Cesspool is Now Totally Dysfunctional and Combative!

How I defined the “Washington Cesspool”:

The “Washington Cesspool” is huge! It includes the Democrats, RINO Republicans, Main Stream Media, self-appointed members of the “Washington Elite”, most of the Washington career bureaucrats, and many federal employees. In fact the “Cesspool” has become so big it literally drowns out any one outside the cesspool who attempts to “call out” any of its members for anything they do or question anything any of its members says.

Tom Fitton, President of “Judicial Watch” calls it the “Deep State” and describes it as “legions of political appointees, career civil servants, and powerful private contractors who run the government no matter who is in the Oval Office. No matter which political party controls Congress. And, no matter what is the will of the American people. No matter who is in power they exert control. Oftentimes the liberal media effectively operates as the propaganda arm for the “Deep State”.

Regardless of what you call it, the “Swamp”, “Washington Cesspool”, or “Deep State” it is obvious that its inhabitants are becoming more obsessed with destroying the Trump Presidency by any means necessary!

Here are just a few recent examples:

  • Nancy Pelosi publicly threatened to shut the Federal government down if President Trump continues to insist that a border wall be part of immigration reform. Senator Schumer immediately agreed with her.
  • During a speech about U.S. foreign policy at a New York think tank “Crazy Uncle” Joe Biden praised members of the audience as being leaders of U.S. foreign policy in the past, while bashing the Trump Presidency’s foreign policy decisions and actions, and even called the Trump foreign policy
  • Practically all of Obama’s political appointees were “rubber stamped” immediately by the Democrats and RINO Republicans in the senate. But after nine months in office President Trump still has many unfilled positions, even with a Republican majority in the senate!
  • Republican Senator Bob Corker made very demeaning public statements about President Trump.
  • Congress is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hours keeping the alleged Russian Trump campaign collusion investigation going, with the Main Stream Media’s eager assistance. Democrats and RINO Republicans continue to hold hearings and press conferences about this even though there has not been any actual evidence of Russian meddling in the election uncovered. This continues to happen while they have much more pressing issues like tax reform, the Federal budget, immigration reform, and Obamacare that really need to be worked on.
  • Congressman Al Green is planning to introduce legislation, with co-sponsors, to impeach President Trump.
  • Clinton and Obama “holdovers” in every government agency continue to violate laws, including acts of treason, on a daily basis in an organized effort to sabotage the Trump Presidency. Tom Fitton calls these people the “Obama Shadow Government”. Many of these people were actively involved in ILLEGALLY spying on the Trump Campaign and illegally releasing selected bits of information. INITIALLY THIS WAS A CAREFULLY COORDINATED EFFORT TO TRY AND INFLUENCE THE ELECTION. After the election they continued to spy on the Trump Transition Team and then the new Trump Presidency and illegally release bits of information in an ongoing effort to destroy the Trump Presidency.

As noted these are just a few examples of how far the “Never Trumpers” are willing to go to destroy the Trump Presidency. These people must be “called out” as the traitors that they are, and where ever possible replaced with patriotic Americans!

The “Cesspool” has been growing steadily for decades so draining it is going to be a long slow process. However, I am confident that President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and the President’s Cabinet Secretaries will steadily chip away at it over time.

 

 

A Total Disrespect for Authority and Open Hatred for America. How Did We Get to Such a Dark Place in America?

The Main Stream Media continues to “report” open displays of hatred for everything American. The most recent and visible examples of this were the over-paid professional athletes’ deliberate and disgusting disrespect for our flag and national anthem. One of the worst examples of this was the Baltimore Ravens refusing to stand up while our national anthem was playing before a game in England , and then they stood up to honor the playing of England’s national anthem, “God Save the Queen’!  This was a glaring example of how far the “America haters” are willing, and eager to go to show their hatred for everything American.

Based on my own life experiences I am really having a problem understanding how so many people in America openly hate America. From my earliest memories as a child I was taught that there were certain basic rules that I was expected to live by throughout my life. These basic rules were not complicated. They were:

  1. Respect the American flag and everything it stands for.
  2. Respect authority.

In addition to these two basic rules I was also taught that I was, “Blessed to be born in America”! Throughout my childhood and teen years I was reminded of this “blessing” on a periodic basis. The people that taught me this insisted that I understand that “being born in America” meant that I had unlimited opportunity to lead a happy and successful life and could overcome almost any obstacles that life placed in my path, if I really wanted to do that. Most over-paid professional athletics are perfect examples of being “blessed to be born in America”, but some of them are leading the anti-American protest?

Unfortunately there are a lot of people in America now who do not believe in the basic rules noted above, and do not believe that it is a “blessing to be born in America”. However, they do have a strong belief that they are somehow “entitled” to do as they please and be given anything they want with no negative consequences?

How did we did get to this “dark place in America” where so many people in America are willing, and in some cases eager to publicly display open hatred for everything American? It did not happen overnight. It has been building up for decades, became more visible during Obama’s eight years in office and then literally exploded onto the “national stage” during the last few months as “Trump Derangement Syndrome” reached epidemic proportions.

As I watched the “America haters” publicly attack everything American and flaunt it, it occurred to me that America is being viciously attacked from two directions. The primary attack is from the hard Left people who are obsessed with destroying America and making America become part of their “One World Order”. The second attack is coming from people in America who have become convinced that they are “entitled” and that “respect for authority” is an old and outdated principle that no longer has a place in America. The people in this second group are so obsessed with their belief that they are “entitled”, they are easily manipulated by the hard Left, ”new world order” America haters. That is why they are referred to by some people as “useful idiots”.

When Patriotic Americans stood up in November 2016 and elected Donald Trump as President of the United States of America the America haters and all the people in the “Washington Swamp” were literally shocked. They did not believe that anyone but their anointed one, Hillary could be elected. Clearly the “shock” has worn off now and the America haters have come together and are obsessed with one goal, destroy the Trump Presidency by ”any means necessary”. They are well aware that if the Trump Presidency survives their dreams of a “One world order” are finished or at least delayed indefinitely. Those of us who want America to survive must be vigilant and stand up for America as aggressively as the America haters are working to tear it down.

The America haters have good reason to be panicking. President Trump will never quit! He will drain the “Washington Cesspool” and “make America great again” if enough of us stand with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Left’s Open Hatred for America is Getting Louder and More Dangerous!

Over the last few months I have written and published a number of detailed articles about how irrational and unreasonable the Left’s hatred for America and anything “Conservative” has become. As I wrote each article I wanted to think that these public displays of hatred had peaked and we would begin to see an increase in public displays of patriotism. Since the November 2016 election we have seen a steady increase in public displays of patriotism, but unfortunately the hope that public displays of hatred for America had peaked was “wishful thinking”.

Here are just a few recent examples of irrational, unreasonable and public displays of open hatred for America:

  • An ESPN anchor went on a twitter tirade calling President Trump and his supporters “White Supremacist”. ESPN’s response was to issue a statement that “Jemele Hill had been counseled”. However when an anchor said something negative about Liberals on twitter in the past he was fired immediately. 
  • Democrat Representative Luis Gutiérrez called General John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps General, who is now President Trump’s Chief of Staff – a “disgrace to the uniform he used to wear” for standing by while Trump rescinded protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as minors. General Kelly has served this country honorably for over 40 years!
  • Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on Face Book that, “I hope Trump is assassinated” and then refused to apologize when called out about it. In fact, when she was asked why she refused to apologize by a talk radio show host she went on another angry rant about how bad Trump is!
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Moore and other self-appointed “Hollywood geniuses” publicly said that the hurricanes were karma for the states that were hit so hard because they voted for Trump!
  • On September 11 and 12 Congress unanimously passed a resolution condemning “white supremacist” groups and urging President Trump to strongly condemn these hate groups. The resolution referred to all hate groups and urged that they be labeled as “domestic terrorist groups”. While the KKK and Neo –Nazi groups were specifically referred to there was no mention of Antifa, BLM, Black Panthers, By Any Means Necessary or any other groups like them? The resolution was allegedly inspired by the “white supremacist” violence in Charlottesville, with no mention of Antifa and BLM (who were by far the most violent people in Charlottesville). Congress spent part of two days on this resolution while they are quickly running out of time to pass any desperately needed meaningful legislation?
  • George Clooney is moving his family back to America because it is getting too dangerous to live in their (heavily guarded) Italian villa. No explanation as to why it is getting too dangerous to live there? He is typical of the Left’s “elite” who can afford to live in gated communities with armed security, or even have their own private armed security staff, but yet he insist the rest of us should not be allowed to own guns!
  • Self-appointed “Hollywood Elites” used a hurricane fund raising telethon to loudly rant against climate change deniers. The Left refuses to acknowledge that scientific data indicates that there has NOT been any measurable change in the earth’s temperature in 18 years and the polar bear population is actually increasing. Plus the failed predictions (by supposed climate experts, who are still highly paid public speakers) that New York City and other coastal cities would be under water in the 1990’s!
  • Liberals are posting disgusting comments on internet articles and social media about Eric Bolling’s son dying. Here is one of the disgusting examples, “Eric Bolling is out there spewing venom every day. Payback is best served dead!”

Where are the Democrats and the Main Stream Media in their condemnation of these open acts of hatred for America?  Many of these acts are actually treason! Where are the repercussions and consequences for these criminal acts (I think they are coming soon).

Is Congress so Broken That It Cannot Be Fixed?

All indications are that the answer to that question is YES, but we are about to find out for sure.

Here are just a few of the things Congress must get done, many of them this month:

  • Hurricane Harvey relief
  • Probably hurricane Irma relief
  • Re-approve the FAA
  • Raise the federal debt ceiling
  • Renew CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • Approve a Federal budget.
  • Solve the DACA issue/Immigration Reform.
  • Fix or replace Obamacare
  • Pass comprehensive tax reform
  • Pass an infrastructure bill
  • Fix the budget cuts forced on the military, homeland security, and the VA by the 2011 Budget Control Bill (Sequestration)

When the Democrats held the majority position in both Houses of Congress and had Obama in the White House for two years, all they accomplished was to pass a badly flawed healthcare bill. In fact Obamacare was so flawed that Obama had to illegally modify it repeatedly with executive orders. When the Democrats lost the majority position in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 Harry Reid used his leadership position in the Senate to block practically every bill the House passed for the next four years. When the Republicans got a Senate majority position in 2014 Obama vetoed any bills that got to his desk that he or the Democrats did not like, which was just about all bills passed by the Republican controlled Congress. While Harry Reid blocked and Obama vetoed, Obama continued to “rule” America by executive order.

From 2010 through 2016 the Democrats and the Main Stream Media (MSM) constantly blamed a totally dysfunctional Federal Government on “Republican obstruction” when most Republicans were just refusing to support Congressional, Federal agency, and White House actions that they truly believed were not good for America. Now that the Republicans hold a majority in both Houses of Congress and a Republican is President many Democrats are publicly saying that they will refuse to support any Republican proposals regardless of what they are, but I am not hearing the MSM calling them “obstructionist”?

With some Republicans being RINOs (Republican in name only), especially in the Senate, I do not believe the level of dysfunction that exist in Washington today will change until 2019 (after the November 2018 elections). The “Washington Cesspool” has become too self-serving and too “tone deaf” to recognize what is happening in Middle America now. It is going to take another Conservative Patriotic turnout at the ballot boxes in Middle America in November 2018 to begin to empty the “Cesspool”.

 

 

Attorney General Sessions is Bringing Back the “Department of Justice”!

Last year I wrote and published several detailed articles about the open corruption, racism and treason happening in Obama’s “Department of Injustice”.  Here is a link to one of them: http://www.onlymakessense.com/the-stench-coming-out-of-the-department-of-injustice-is-unbearable/

The good news is that AG Sessions and his staff are steadily working to turn the Department back into America’s DOJ for the first time in 24 years (yes, since Bill Clinton was President)!

AG Sessions appeared to be slow doing what needed to be done but recently I am seeing indications that he is becoming the “energizer bunny” of AG’s.

  • He just announced a serious investigation into leakers who break the law, regardless of who they are, including members of Congress and the press! At that press conference he also announced that four people have already been charged.
  • He announced that Sanctuary Cities would not receive certain future Federal funds if they remained Sanctuary Cities. The threat by people like Rahm Emanual to sue the DOJ regarding this new policy did not deter AG Session’s assertion that he would enforce the decision to withhold these funds.
  • The DOJ just released hundreds of pages of DOJ and FBI documents related to the Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting. The DOJ and FBI under Obama denied the existence of any documents about this meeting. One of the many things revealed in the documents is that Lynch used a secret e-mail alias when she was communicating with various Department and Agency people about her meeting with Clinton.
  • The DOJ just opened an investigation into a reverse discrimination claim filed against a number of “Ivy league” colleges by Asian students who were highly qualified but denied admission to these colleges. The complaint was filed in 2015 but the Obama “Department of Injustice” ignored it.
  • AG Sessions announced that the DOJ is investigating the illegal $6 billion slush fund the Obama “Department of Injustice” created to fund extreme Left Wing groups and their Un-American activities. This money should have gone into Government bank accounts (back to the American taxpayers)!
  • On one of the Sunday news shows Assistant AG Rosenstein said that all the “reporting” about the expansion of the special prosecutor investigation into the alleged Russia involvement in our 2016 elections was not true (fake news).  He also said that any proposed expansion of the investigation into other areas would require specific approval from his office in advance.

Let’s have a little faith that this is the beginning of the “proverbial snowball rolling down a mountain”. Hello to the Clintons, their staff and practically everyone in the Obama Administration. Have you “lawyered up” yet?

The “Washington Cesspool” is Preparing to Carry Out a Coup Against the Trump Administration!

It is not just President Trump the “Washington Cesspool” wants to destroy, they want to destroy the entire Trump Administration and replace it with people that they want to rule the entire country! The current legal line of succession to the President and Vice President is not acceptable to them!

How I defined the “Washington Cesspool” in the article I published last week:

“The “Washington Cesspool” is huge! It includes the Democrats, RINO Republicans, Main Stream Media, self-appointed members of the “Washington Elite”, most of the Washington career bureaucrats and many federal employees. In fact the “Washington Cesspool” has become so big it is literally drowning out any one who attempts to “call out” any of its members for anything they do or question anything any of its members say.”

For many years I tried to understand the Liberal mindset and even tried to reason with them from time to time. But at some point I came to the conclusion that Liberals are mostly unreasonable and irrational, so trying to reason with them is a total waste of effort, and very frustrating. I also came to the conclusion that some Liberals are simply “un-informed” (and do not want to be “informed), other Liberals are totally “self-centered” and simply want things to be the way they want it to be, but many Liberals hate everything about America to the point that they have become traitors. These traitors especially hate our Constitution, our Constitutional Republic form of government and the “freedoms” our Constitution guarantees us.

Even though I long ago came to the conclusion that Liberals were self-centered and unreasonable, I still had trouble understanding some of the things they have been saying and doing for the last few months, and why the RINO Republicans were joining forces with them?  And then as I was lying in bed early one morning recently and all these thoughts were rolling around in my head, I had an epiphany. I suddenly realized that the “Washington Cesspool” has been expanding for generations to the point that it controlled almost every aspect of our Federal Government, until President Trump was elected. As I thought about this I understood that the “Washington Cesspool” cannot survive unless it destroys the entire Trump Administration, not just President Trump, even if it means a coup against the Trump Administration! There is no other explanation for people like Tim Kaine giving on camera interviews saying, “Democrats must be willing to fight Republicans in the streets” and recently using the word “treason” when publicly talking about the Trump Administration. Tim Kaine is not the only person saying ridiculous things like this publicly. In fact people saying things like this publicly has gotten so bad that it is impossible to watch the TV, except for short periods of time, including FOX NEWS, and almost every supposed news article you see on the internet somehow carries the same message! What these people are saying and doing is the “height of hypocrisy” considering the rampant criminality of every part of the Obama Administration and Hillary’s Presidential campaign!

There is no other explanation for what we are seeing the members of the “Washington Cesspool” openly say and do in recent months. They seem so certain that they are invincible and will win this “war” that they do not even try to hide what they are doing! The only question in my mind is “when”, not “if”, the “Washington Cesspool” tries to take down the entire Trump Administration. At first I thought that it would be after the 2018 mid-term elections, but now I think they will try to take the Trump Administration down before the 2018 mid-term elections so they can have more “control” over the election results!

There is one thing that is working against the “Washington Cesspool’s” plans to take over and totally remake our country! That is the Liberals’, RINO Republicans’ and Main Stream Media’s open disdain for everything “Middle America”. Their disdain for everything “Middle America” is so strong that they are ignoring what is happening in “Middle America” (the growing anger at the “Washington Cesspool” and steady rise in public displays of American Patriotism)! What is happening in “Middle America” will most likely be what breaks the “Washington Cesspool” down so President Trump can drain it. This is especially true if the Trump Administration, the Liberals, RINO Republicans and Main Stream Media keep doing what they are doing until the 2018 mid-term elections. If they do, more Democrats and RINO Republicans will be replaced by true Conservatives in those elections!

You can find all my articles on this and related topics here on my website.

Waste, Fraud and Corruption. A Glaring Example of Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars, Planned Parenthood.

This is not a pro or anti abortion article. As the title says it is about blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars and the Democrats and RINO Republicans who enable it. It will be one of the shortest articles I have published and will include links to articles with more details because the facts speak for themselves.

Facts:

Planned Parenthood donated $734,000 to the recent failed Jon Ossoff campaign for Congress in Georgia. They were the second largest contributor to his campaign, second only to the Democratic Congressional Election Committee.  http://truthfeed.com/planned-parenthood-donated-734000-to-failed-georgia-election/84123/

It is important to note that none of the Main Stream Media has even acknowledged Planned Parenthood’s involvement in that election.

Spending huge amounts of money on political campaigns is “standard operating procedure” for Planned Parenthood, their subsidiaries and their executives. They have a long history of heavy donations to liberal Democrats and liberal organizations. Some reports indicate that they donated as much as $20 million to Hillary’s recent failed Presidential campaign. Planned Parenthood and their subsidiaries are a mixture of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations. 501(c))(4) tax exempt organizations are allowed to be politically active. http://freebeacon.com/politics/planned-parenthood-pours-cash-to-clinton/

Recently I published a detailed article about Obama’s criminal IRS rushing to hand out tax exempt status to groups who shared their America hating Ideology. You can read the article here: http://www.onlymakessense.com/obamas-organizing-for-action-relaunches-its-efforts-to-fundamentally-change-america-and-they-may-succeed/

The CEO of Planned parenthood, Cecile Richards’ annual salary in 2014 was $590,000 dollars. I am sure it has increased every year since. In addition there are numerous other executives at Planned Parenthood, and their various subsidiary organizations with six figure annual salaries (some of them almost) as much as Cecile.  http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/01/planned-parenthood-president-cecile-richards-makes-590000-aborting-babies-for-a-living/

In addition to their bloated incomes the staff at Planned Parenthood, and it subsidiaries have fat benefit packages and excessive travel and expense accounts including travel on private jets.

Government funding for Planned Parenthood this year was $540.6 million. Over the last ten years it was over $4.3 billion.  http://www.foxnews.com/tax-calculator/2015/07/24/government-funding-planned-parenthood-10-years

Republicans in the House defunded Planned Parenthood last year but Democrats and RINO Republicans insisted on putting the funding back in the budget. A Democrat had the gall to say that the $500 million was not really significant in the overall Federal budget, and RINO Republicans had the gall to agree with this statement!

Merriam Webster:

Gall: brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence.

Cecile Richards is the daughter of Ann Richards, a career hard Left Texas Democrat. As the old saying goes, “the apple did not fall far from the tree”.

As I have written in a number of my recent articles I hope the Democrats and RINO Republicans keep doing what they are doing. If they do it will assure that many of them will be replaced with Conservative Patriots in 2018, 2020, and 2022, and that President Trump will be re-elected in 2020 and replaced with a Conservative Patriot in 2024 (Mike Pence?).

You can find all my articles on this and related subjects here on my website.

 

 

Liberal’s Astonishing “Tax Exempt Group” Corruption

Note, the “tax exempt groups” referred to in this article are the groups that apply for, and are approved for tax exempt IRS designation 501(c)3.

Recently I learned that “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) was given tax exempt status by the Obama Administration and  received a $100 million commitment from the Ford Foundation and $50 million from George Soros. This is very troubling to me. Especially when you consider that during the Obama Administration there were hundreds of conservative groups’ tax exempt applications illegally delayed, with many never getting approved. When I became aware of BLM being designated as a tax exempt group I researched IRS tax exempt group requirements and activities. What l found was very “troubling”!

David Horowitz provides a lot of details in his new book, “Big Agenda” about the astonishing imbalance that exist regarding liberal tax exempt groups versus conservative tax exempt groups. For example, liberal groups have more than $100 billion in assets. This is more than 10 times the assets that conservative groups have. The significance of this huge asset advantage is the liberal groups’ annual income from their assets is more than 10 times the annual income the conservative groups have from their assets!  And this does not count the huge annual contributions the liberal groups get from wealthy, America hating liberals like George Soros. What is even more frightening is that some of the data Horowitz referenced was from 2012, which is the latest data available when he wrote the book. From everything I have read and heard, during Obama’s last four years the GAP between the number of liberal tax exempt groups and conservative tax exempt groups, and their funding, got much bigger!

Here are two specific examples from Horowitz’s book that indicate, by comparison how overwhelming the liberal group numbers, and revenue, was in 2012:

  • There were 117 liberal tax exempt organizations that devoted more than 50% of their activities to advocating for open borders and citizen rights for illegal aliens. There were only 9 conservative groups opposing the liberal groups’ agendas.
  • The liberal groups noted above had $306.1 million to support their agendas while the conservative groups had only $13.8 million to support their efforts to oppose the liberal groups’ agendas.

 

How did such an imbalance in tax exempt groups happen? As you can see from the following information taken off the IRS website there is ample opportunity for IIRS and DOJ personnel to make a BIASED DECISION regarding a group’s eligibility for tax exempt designation, or if they can keep their tax exempt designation if they already have one.

According to the IRS website in order to qualify for tax exempt designation, organizations “must be organized and operated exclusively for tax exempt purposes “. They “may not be an action organization, ie., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against  political candidates”. “The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interest”.

“Exempt Purposes – Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)

The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.  The term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.”

As noted earlier it is easy to see how the requirements for tax exempt designation are somewhat “open to interpretation” by a racist and corrupt IRS or DOJ.

In his book Horowitz also points out that many of the liberal tax exempt groups have non tax exempt arms where they openly conduct partisan activities, sometimes with the same personnel doing both tax exempt and non-tax exempt activity. Who decides where the lines are drawn in these situations? The IRS or the DOJ!

Obviously the frightening imbalance in liberal tax exempt groups versus tax exempt conservative groups was not a creation of the Obama Administration, but it did get much bigger during Obama’s two terms in office. It actually began during Bill Clinton’s two terms in office. In one of my previous articles I detailed how the DOJ became the Depart of Injustice during the Clinton Administration, remained that way to a degree during President  Bush’s two terms (due to 911 and the resulting war on terror consuming practically all the Bush Administration’s time and efforts), and then became the Department of Injustice on steroids as soon as Obama was sworn in to his first term in office. Having an openly racist and corrupt Department of Injustice was a critical component of the explosion of liberal tax exempt groups and the open suppression of conservative tax exempt groups during Obama’s two terms in office

I originally thought that the suppression of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status during Obama’s first term in office had a significant effect on the 2012 presidential race. Now that I know what an imbalance we have between tax exempt liberal groups and conservative groups, I am convinced that this situation did play a major role in Obama’s re-election. It is also easier to understand how:

  • The protest movements like Occupy, BLM, and the Anti Trump Woman’s March were so large and well-coordinated.
  • Hillary, the most flawed Presidential candidate in history got so many votes.
  • The absurd efforts in Washington to disrupt the Trump Presidency are so persistent.

The tax exempt status of all special interest groups must be reviewed and corrected immediately. If it is not America cannot survive!

As I said in closing some of my recent articles, getting President Trump elected was only the beginning. We must continue to support him, his staff and the actual Conservatives who are in Washington so President Trump can continue to do what he set out to do and pledged to do. Stay informed and involved. Communicate with your elected representatives and demand changes regarding term limits, open public records, transparency in all government activities, fiscal responsibility, and reasonable performance standards for all government employees.

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America is a Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy or Any Other Undesirable Form of Government

Over the last few weeks I have seen an increasing number of Liberal, agenda driven people, posting on social media and speaking anywhere they could get in front of a microphone or TV camera. These people are completely irrational, uninformed or worst, deliberately working to destroy America and make us part of George Soros’ “One World Order”. Regardless of which of these three categories they fall into they all have one thing in common. They are all insisting that America is BAD because we elected Donald Trump as President. Some of them are even comparing President Trump to some of the world’s worst dictators, current and past. One example I saw was a lengthy post on Facebook where the writer compared America today to the early stages of the horrible situation that exist in Venezuela today, and compared President Trump to the now deceased Hugo Chavez. The writer used these comparisons to strongly recommend that people in America” RISE UP” against President Trump!  Unfortunately the writer of this post, as misguided as he is, is not alone in his beliefs and desires for the destruction of the Trump Presidency, and consequently the destruction of America!

Regardless of whether the people opposing the Trump Presidency are uninformed, irrational, or really want to destroy America, it is obvious that they do not understand America at all. In America it does not matter who you ARE, what you WANT, or what you DO, you do not get to make America be what YOU want it to be! The Obama Administration was a perfect example of an individual or group that is obsessed with making America be what they want it to be. The reason an individual or group cannot make America be what they want it to be is because our brilliant and far seeing Founding Fathers made sure that cannot happen when they wrote our Constitution and got it ratified creating the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. As long as our government functions as a Constitutional Republic we will continue to be a free nation. When our Constitution is ignored by agenda driven people in power, and they get enough support for their actions, we will cease to be a free nation and will self-destruct into anarchy.

Under our form of Federal Government we have three co-equal branches of Government. The three branches are the “Executive” (the President), “Legislative” (Congress, the House of Representatives and Senate) and “Judicial” (the Supreme Court). There is also an elaborate system of checks and balances in place to keep the balance of power between the three branches in place. Sometimes these checks and balances get a little “fuzzy” when people in positions of power are too “self-centered”. As noted above, the Obama Administration was an example of an administration that was opposed to America’s Constitutional Republic form of government and it’s built in “checks and balances”. The Obama Administration made repeated attempts to bypass the other two branches of our Government and  ignore our system of “checks and balances” while trying to force their chosen way of life on America’s citizens, especially during Obama’s second term.

On November 8, 2016, as a result of the Obama Administration and his sycophant supporter’s disdain for our Constitutional Republic form of government the Patriotic American voters stood up and said “NO MORE”! On that day our Constitutional Republic form of government began to work again like our Founding Fathers intended it to work.

In addition to our Constitutional Republic form of Government America has one more thing that other countries do not have. That is the most patriotic, freedom loving, and heavily armed population in the history of the world. Combine that with qualified patriotic people in positions of power in our Constitutional Republic Government and America is going to be a “shining example” to the rest of the world again.

Notes:

Our State Governments are also modeled after our Federal Government which makes our entire system of Government better than any other Government in the world, past or present.

Here is a link to an article explaining the difference in our Constitutional Republic form of government and a Democratic form of government: http://madisonproject.com/2013/09/we-the-people-a-constitutional-republic-not-a-democracy/

Term Limits and Special Interest (January 7, 2017)

Sent to me by a friend who found it on the internet, origin unknown but appropriate:

“All politicians should be limited to two terms…..

One in office and one in prison

Works in Chicago”

I wrote and published my first article about Term Limits and  Special Interest in May, 2015. I have rewritten that article to make it more current and am republishing it for two reasons.

  1. Everything that has happened in America leading up to, and especially after the election on November 8.
  2. With the new Administration taking office on January 20 we actually have an opportunity to take America back from the Rino/Liberal corrupt and self-serving Washington politicians and the anarchist and irrational self-serving Liberals refusing to accept the November election results.

Based on everything I have read and been told over the years the Founding Fathers saw elected office as a patriotic public service especially on a national level. In fact they were concerned about elected officials becoming professional politicians. This is evidenced by Benjamin Franklin’s reply to a woman who asked him a question as he exited Independence Hall with the announcement that they had agreed on a final proposed Constitution for our new country. She asked, “What have you given us Sir, a Republic or a Monarchy?” Without hesitation he replied, “A Republic Madam, if you can keep it”. To me this confirms that the Founding Fathers feared the concept of a national government run by career politicians. Every time I read anything about or think about our Founding Fathers I am amazed at how brilliant and far sighted these men were. The fact that such a diverse group of men agreed on a document, that is our current Constitution, is significant and Benjamin Franklin’s reply to the question is the evidence. As I wrote this article a comment by Jaun Williams in his recent book, “We the People” really resonated with me. He questioned what our Founding Father’s reaction would be if they could walk the streets of America today. It was a reference to what America is like today politically versus their vision for its future.

Every day I am literally stunned when I see the American flag trampled on here in America!, hear people shout down free speech at our colleges and universities, or hear people publicly say things like what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said about our Constitution. In a televised interview she advised the people trying to form a new Egyptian government that they “should not use the US Constitution as a model for their new constitution”.  This is a life time member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America publicly saying that our Constitution is “bad”!

How did we get to this place in America? I think the answer to my question is simple. It is that too often money and power bring corruption. All you have to do is turn on the news, look at a newspaper or open up your internet browser to see endless examples of corruption and mismanagement of public funds on every level, local, state and national. In my local paper I periodically see reports of local officials or their staff members committing fraud or outright theft. At the state level it is even worse and on the national level it dominates the news way too often. Unfortunately this is becoming the new “norm” where the only thing that matters to the ideologues on the “Left” and the RINO Republicans is what is in their personal best interest. To these people what is morally and ethically right, is in violation of applicable regulations, and in some cases outright illegal does not matter. Here are a few examples:

Obama’s public denigrating objections to the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision. This from a man who publicly committed to accepting matching funds (with its restrictive fund raising regulations) for his first presidential campaign but then ignored the commitment and  went on to break all campaign fund raising records with no concern for any related ethical or legal regulations regarding campaign fund raising. This included his campaign headquarters refusing to use approved software which would eliminate illegal donations from the same donor or possible foreign donors. He also had the CEO of Goggle staffing, paying for and managing a team of high end technicians to “mine” data and maximize campaign donations and election efforts. Loud public objections to the “Citizens United” decision have now been adopted by every ideologue on the “Left” including Hillary. It seems massive infusions of cash from any source are only OK when it is to the Liberals benefit!

A commissioner with the Federal Elections Commission recently ruled that Harry Reid could keep all the money left in his reelection campaign fund and use it to fund a “transition office”. It seems that “loose” regulation of unspent campaign funds is common by the FEC, especially under the Obama administration.

Lifelong professed Socialist Bernie Sanders and his family are Ok with using “other people’s money” for their personal benefit. In the past Bernie’s wife and daughter were paid annual salaries out of his senate reelection funds with questionable job titles and duties. Bernie’s wife was also involved in questionable financial transactions involving millions of dollars when she was president of Vermont College. After the primary election they bought their third home, which is an expensive “vacation” home.

The mayors of Chicago, San Francisco and other “sanctuary cites” doubled down in recent press conferences reinforcing there decision to be “sanctuary cities”. Some of them have pledged tax dollars to pay the legal fees for illegals fighting deportation.

The California legislature hired Eric Holder to help them oppose the Trump Presidency in court before Trump is sworn in. This is obviously tax payer dollars. For the record Eric Holder is the only U.S. cabinet member in history to be held in “Contempt of Congress” for deliberately lying to Congress and deliberately withholding information from Congress.  I actually watched his testimony before Congress on two occasions and it was obvious that he was not only guilty of both charges, he did it with an arrogant indifference, and then made public speeches afterward claiming it was all because of his race!

Obama made illegal recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB, with its new members immediately began to issue a stream of new regulations on their own, not through Congress. These regulations had   dramatic negative effects on many American businesses. The NLRB continued to do this unabated until the law suit filed against the recess appointments finally made it to the Supreme Court where the ruling against the appointments was 9 to 0.Unfortunately most of the damages done by all the new regulations issued by the NLRB during the time it took for the case to make it to the Supreme Court cannot be recovered and many of the regulations are still being enforced by the Obama administration while the legality of the regulations is being litigated.

Senator Schumer has publicly announced that the Democrats in the Senate will question all of President Elect Trump’s picks for his cabinet and other positions which require Senate approval, and that he expects the process to take months. Obama’s picks were approved in days when he was elected in 2008. Schumer also publicly said that NONE of President Elect Trump’s picks for the Supreme Court would get approved by the Senate in the next FOUR years if they did not meet what the Democrats considered to be acceptable standards. RINOs McCain and Graham made this situation even worse by publicly acknowledging that “some” of President Elect Trump’s picks did need to be “questioned”. This public position by the RINOs is the exact opposite of the public position they took regarding Obama’s picks over the last eight years. In fact McCain publicly justified his quick votes for Obama’s picks by publicly saying the President was entitled to choose who he wanted for these positions.

Keith Ellison, Democrat Representative from Minnesota is the leading contender to be the new head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He is the only member of Congress to be sworn in on the Koran, is an avowed member of radical Muslim organizations like CAIR, has made pilgrimages to radical Muslim countries (paid for by radical Muslim organizations) and has published articles demanding that all white people pay slave reparations to all black people (and other similar topics) using his Muslim name Keith E Hakim. Obama has endorsed his run for DNC Chair.

Donna Brazile is still the acting head of the DNC even though details of some of her unethical/corrupt activities while she was in this position and was a CNN correspondent have been made public. She was fired from CNN for these same actions.

There was a remarkable book, “THE CONFESSIONS OF CONGRESSMAN X” published in 2015.  It is only 69 pages and you have to order it on-line, but it is well worth the effort. It details just how dirty you have to be to keep a Congressional seat in Washington.

Obviously this list of examples of what a “cesspool” Washington is could be endless about people from all political parties or no solid political affiliation, but I think these examples illustrate how broken our political system is today, especially on a national level.

Getting President Elect Trump elected was only the beginning. We must continue to support him, his staff and the actual Conservatives who are in Washington so Trump can do what he set out to do. Stay informed and involved. Communicate with your elected representatives and demand changes regarding term limits, open public records, transparency in all government activities, fiscal responsibility, and reasonable performance standards for all government employees.  

Trying to Reason With Liberals can be Challenging

As I researched, studied and wrote about where we are in politics in America today one thing kept coming back up in my thought process. It was how Liberals could be so irrational and unreasonable in their beliefs and their position on issues.  I actually had a lengthy discussion about this with some of the other “old guys” at my gym one morning, including a very liberal psychology professor. The consensus of opinion was that the reasoning portion of the brain simply does not work in people who are liberal.

The more I thought about this the more I began to believe that the “left brain, right brain” explanation that I wrote about earlier this year is too simplistic. There are too many different people who hold liberal views for this simple explanation to be valid. There are people from all races, backgrounds and professions who are Liberal. Many are very intelligent, highly educated and very successful in their chosen profession.

As I studied this subject and tried to figure out how to understand and interact with people who are Liberals, I noticed that they usually fall into one of five different groups:

  1. Liberals who are totally uninformed about facts regarding issues and do not have any interest in being informed.
  2. Liberals who think that they are informed when they are actually misinformed. This is because the people they usually associate with have deeply held liberal views which they constantly share with their friends.
  3. Liberals who acknowledge that Liberalism is not perfect but openly say that they prefer it over Conservatism. These people are different from the people in group “4”. They are much less demanding and personal agenda driven. Their mindset is more attuned to a “live and let live” lifestyle.

4.Liberals who simply want things to be the way they want it to be even if it is not logical or ethical. Unfortunately, too many of the young people in America today are in this group. There is no other way to explain how so many of them supported a professed Socialist for President or organized protests groups like Occupy or BLM.

  1. Liberals who are so agenda driven that they are deliberately working to make America be a Socialist/Communist country.

As I thought about how different Liberals can be in some ways, I also noticed that they do have some things in common:

Many of these Liberals had a bad life experience that shaped their views. Something like a failed business or personal relationship that they refuse to acknowledge was their fault.

Almost all Liberals are Fox News haters. They cannot tolerate any opinion about anything other their own.

Trying to reason with most Liberals can be challenging. Some will politely ignore you, some will question you and some will become angry and absolutely nasty in their responses to you.

I have actually tried to understand how some of these Liberals have the views that they do, and even tried to have a rational exchange of ideas/facts with some of them, with limited success

During some of my attempts to interact with various Liberals I noticed that some had to suspend all semblances of reason, ethics, and honesty to profess such strongly held liberal views. I cannot understand people who can do this and will simply avoid those that do in the future.

I do still believe that there are some people with liberal views that can be positively influenced, but based on my experiences in recent years I will “pick my battles” more carefully in the future. I ask all of my fellow conservatives and Libertarians to do the same. We cannot just give up and allow the Liberal base in America to continue to grow!

During the Next 50 Days We May See America Torn Apart

Over the last few days it has become clear that there is absolutely NO chance that we can take a cautious step back and breathe a little easier between now and inauguration day! The Left is still determined to “anoint” Hillary regardless of the cost or resulting damage to America. In fact it now seems obvious to me that Trump’s win actually fits right in with the Left’s plan to “fundamentally change America”, even if it has to be done with violence. There are just too many things happening now to deny it.

To begin with we had “instant” protest that became riots immediately after the election results were announced. These protests were organized by paid protestors who for the most part did not live where they were protesting and did not vote in the election. I saw a protest leader in Chicago being interviewed on camera last week. When asked if he voted he said, “No, there is nothing to vote for in this country”. REALLY? According to some of the protest organizers the protests will continue and grow in size, and violence with the intent of disrupting the Presidential inauguration (unless they can succeed with their plans to “anoint” Hillary). However, the protests are nothing compared to everything else that the Left is doing.

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, with lots of help recently began to demand a recount in key states. However since no one could point to any evidence of voter machine tampering there is no justification for a recount. Consequently anyone who asks for a recount in a specific state will have to fill out the necessary paperwork, before that states deadline, and pay for the recount. Jill Stein actually held a press conference and acknowledged that “experts” could not find any evidence of voter machine tampering but insisted they wanted recounts to assure future elections were fair. Remarkably her group suddenly got $6 million in “donations” so she could formerly request recounts and pay for them. Amazing that $6 million just appeared in her group’s bank account!  And now the Clintons have publicly announced that they will join this recount effort.

Unfortunately the recount effort is by no means the biggest threat to the election results. There is another organized and well-funded effort to change enough Electoral College votes to keep Trump out of the Whitehouse. These people have two websites up and running and are actively working to get Electors that are committed to Trump to change their votes to Hillary. Two have already publicly announced that they are changing their votes and are making the rounds on TV shows, including FOX trying to convince other Electors to do the same. I am having more than a little trouble understanding how anyone could seek a slot as an Elector, take an oath to carry out their duties as the voters in their state desired, and then publicly violate that oath and work to encourage others to do the same thing. Unfortunately only 25 states and the District of Columbia legally require that their Electors vote like they were committed to do by the voters. Unfortunately the penalty for violating that law is a small fine, which I am sure Clinton supporters will be happy to pay for anyone who changes their vote to Hillary!

We also have Liberal members of Congress doing everything they can to cast doubt on the Trump transition team’s work and throw “road blocks“ out in front of the transition team’s work. Elijah Cummings was one of the first to actively start this effort by writing a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demanding they audit the transition team because” it is in such disarray that it is probably misspending tax payer money”. And then Elizabeth Warren loudly and publicly joined in the efforts to demand that the GAO audit the Trump transition team’s work. These people want the GAO to waste taxpayer money and interfere with the Trump transition team’s work at a critical time because they think the team is in disarray?

In case you do not know their history these letters to the GAO and their public statements about the Trump transition team are typical behavior for Elijah Cummings and Elizabeth Warren. For example Cummings has a long history of “Abuse of Power” activity. He was one of the original members of Congress to demand, in writing that the IRS do something about the conservative groups that were applying for tax free group status during Obama’s first term. When an organizer of one of the targeted groups got a copy of his letter she filed formal “Abuse of Power” charges against him, which went NOWHERE with the current criminal Department of Injustice in power. Elizabeth Warren changed her personnel records at Harvard Law school to indicate that she was 1/32nd “Native American” so she could claim minority status. When a genealogist traced her history and could not find any Native American linkage and Warren was questioned about it, her only response was that she remembered her Grandmother talking about her Great Grandmother talking about their Indian ancestors. She also publicly blasted Trump for making money during the housing market crash. No surprise there, but she did the same thing! These are just two of the people actively working to destroy America and the next 50 days are their last best chance to do that.

We are also seeing and hearing loud complaints about Trump “conflicts of interest” because some of his family is involved in his transition team and because of his worldwide business interest, and he has not even been sworn in yet .On a legal note the President and Vice President are legally exempt from conflict of interest regulations. If they were not they would not be able to function due to constantly being attacked with “conflict of interest” complaints. It is ethical and desirable for the President and Vice President to try and avoid what could appear to be conflict of interest activities, but they have much bigger things to be concerned about in America and the world today. Publicly making these accusations now is not in America’s best interest.

Obama just wasted many millions of dollars doing a world tour where he spoke publicly in every country he visited about all his accomplishments, and said he would not remain silent after leaving the Whitehouse when there is a threat to his accomplishments!  And we thought Jimmy Carter was a really bad past President!

About two days after the election it seemed to me like a majority of the people in America collectively “breathed a sign of relief” and said, “OK we can get on with our lives now”.  Maybe not……

Note to those of you who are still in “mourning” over the election results, I suggest you read this article http://www.onlymakessense.com/updated-november-28-the-collapse-of-obamacare-was-planned/,  especially the update I added at the bottom.

 

Updated December 1, 2016 – The Collapse of Obamacare Was Planned

I have heard people say that the collapse of Obamacare was pre-planned ever since its inception and implementation. However it was only in recent months that I became convinced that this is absolutely true! It is common knowledge that a long time dream of the liberal Left is to replace ALL healthcare in America with a single payer, Government run VA style healthcare program. When a “single payer healthcare system” is established there will NOT be any private healthcare providers or institutions left operating in America. That means that everybody in America will be forced into that single payer plan, including people currently enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, private insurance, and people who are currently uninsured.

However the Liberals knew that the increase in healthcare premiums and deductibles, for everybody every year since Obamacare was implemented, would not be enough to force everyone into a single payer healthcare system. So at the same time that Obamacare was implemented they implemented the second part of their carefully planned effort to take over healthcare in America. The second part of their plan is to increasingly deny healthcare to patients and increasingly reduce reimbursement to health care providers for services rendered (which will eventually force them out of business).

My conclusion that there is a twofold plan being executed to take over healthcare in America is based on my personal healthcare experiences in recent years, especially this year, plus conversations with friends and health care providers about their healthcare experiences since Obamacare was implemented, and now recent reports that Obamacare premiums will increase as much as 116% in some states January 1. Here are a few examples:

  • I was forced into Medicare when I turned 65 by my private healthcare coverage provider.
  • My Medicare premium, which is deducted from my Social Security check is being “means tested” What that means is that I am charged more than the basic monthly premium each month based on my and my wife’s annual income and it is going up another $40 each month on January 1 (our income has not increased?).
  • I chose to also pay for a second healthcare provider in addition to Medicare to assure I had full coverage. This second coverage provider has changed every year since I signed up for Medicare except this year. I am currently Medicare/United Health Care (UHC) with UHC being the secondary coverage and administrator for my coverage for both plans.
  • My wife’s health care provider has changed every year since Obamacare was implemented except one. She will be forced into Medicare with UHC as a secondary carrier when she turns 65 this month. She got a letter from Medicare yesterday informing her that both of our Medicare premiums will go up $12 a month this month because we file a joint tax return?
  • My wife and I lost our individual, $1,000, preventive care budget on January1 the year after Obamacare was implemented and our deductibles increased (we were not on Obamacare).
  • In September one of my healthcare providers tried to get approval for a critical back procedure for me over the phone. My insurance providers refused to approve it over the phone so I had to wait two weeks, in pain, for the procedure.
  • My health care coverage providers required me to have an extensive evaluation before they would approve any more treatments for my accelerating back problems. I say again, it was a required evaluation. Last week I got a letter from UHC informing me that they were declining to pay for the required extensive evaluation and I was responsible for the total cost of $912.
  • I was scheduled for a new MRI to evaluate my treatment options for my increasing levels of back and hip pain. My health care provider approved the procedure and it was scheduled. Two days after the MRI I got a letter from UHC informing me that the procedure was approved however “ This approval did not guarantee that the plan will pay for the service(s).”
  • Out of my total medical expenses this year (YTD June end) that were billed by my medical care providers (which have been considerable), my combined healthcare coverage paid a total reimbursement of 08% and I had to pay 01% including my up-front deductibles. Some charges were reimbursed at a slightly higher percent, others at a lower percent and some were reimbursed at “.00” %! Note, I just received my September YTD medical care summary and the total reimbursement for medical services billed dropped to .06% with my combined healthcare coverage providers only paying .05% with me being responsible for the other .01% including my upfront deductibles. There were more treatments and procedures reimbursed at .00% in the 3rd quarter than there was in the first six months of the year! Update, just got a notice that one of my healthcare providers filed an appeal and received additional reimbursement for some of my medical care but the total reimbursement is still significantly below what was billed. And as a condition of accepting health care coverage reimbursements the healthcare providers cannot require the patient to pay more than their plan’s deductibles, or other charges their healthcare provider dictates (like the $912 example noted above). They are also requiring so much “red tape” that many healthcare providers cannot comply. Even if you consider some healthcare providers may be overbilling for certain services, no healthcare provider can stay in business with this level of reimbursement.  Especially when you consider the patients who cannot pay their upfront deductibles (I have witnessed this repeatedly while sitting in waiting rooms).
    • > My primary care Doctor sold his practice to the local hospital chain and left the profession.
    • > My eye Doctor stopped treating patients with any combination of Medicare insurance coverage so I have to pay him cash for my annual checkups.

As noted above I am now absolutely certain that the liberal Left is executing their carefully calculated plan to destroy America’s Healthcare system and replace it with their “dream single payer healthcare system”! It is also undeniable that a single payer healthcare system is the centerpiece for Socialism!

Note, the liberal Left referred to here is the Obama Administration since day 1 of his presidency and the Democrats in Congress since January 20, 2006 (when they had a veto proof majority during the last two years of President (43) Bush’s administration.

This election is our last chance to save our Republic!  I am repeating what I said last week. If you voted for Obama and still support Hillary, please look at history! No form of Communism/Socialism (no matter what it was called) has been successful since mankind began recording our history!

UPDATE NOVEMBER 28, 2016:

As noted above I have been “means tested” since I was forced into the Medicare program when I turned 65 in 2012. My Medicare premium has increased several times over the years even though my income has not increased? According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) the $40 increase noted above on January 1, 2017 is the result of the IRS notifying the SSA that I had TAX FREE income from tax free municipal bonds (I originally invested in them while I was still working years ago). My wife was forced into Medicare when she turned 65 this month (November).

In addition to the two recent SSA letters noted above regarding increases in our Medicare premiums since my wife was forced into the program, on November 25 we both got identical 4 page (printed on both sides) letters from the SSA explaining our Medicare monthly premium status and how it is calculated. The calculation process is referred to as “IRMAA” (income-related monthly adjustment amount).

According to these letters, based on our current joint IRMAA calculations both of our premiums will increase an additional $112.70 on January 1, 2017!

On January 1, 2017 we will be paying more for Medicare than we were paying for a family healthcare plan, that we were very satisfied with prior to me being forced into Medicare in 2012. That coverage was available to us through my wife’s employer provided group coverage plan (she was and still is working). Unfortunately the plan requires people on the plan to sign up for Medicare as their primary coverage when they turn 65.

For those of you who are still “in mourning” over the election, do you really want our healthcare system to continue down this path of destruction!

UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2016

On November 21 I had an appointment at the spine center for a reevaluation of my options for treatment for my back problems. I had to pay a $95 co-pay since I was seeing a specialist. Based on my latest MRI and recommendation by my orthopedic surgeons (I have permanent, inoperable back problems that are accelerating), I was scheduled for a pain block injection procedure this morning, December 1. Tuesday afternoon the center called to confirm my appointment and that I was fully aware of the pre-procedure prep requirements, “nothing by mouth after midnight, etc”. Yesterday at 3:45 the center called again and informed me that my insurance, UHC/Medicare had informed then that the procedure was not approved and that I needed to come in this morning for another evaluation and  to provide more personal information! The additional information that was needed was information I have provided literally dozens of times already this year to all my medical care providers, including the Spine center every time I have been there this year, including during my appointment on November 21 (so it was already in my current and past records).

I paid another co-pay, answered the same questions again, watched the Doctor’s assistant verify that the information was already in my files (with a somewhat perplexed look on her face) and  was rescheduled for another procedure on December 19th.  So I will spend the next 18 days with Tens unit pads on my hips and lower back for 12 hours a day!

I am beginning to think I am being personally targeted……