Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-08D: Lies and Liars

By Nathan Barton

Good morning, and welcome to the last day of February, 2014. 65% of Small Businesses to See Rate Increases Due to Obamacare Rules, according to  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary.  The report is predicting that 65% of small businesses (50 or fewer full time employees) will see increases to their health insurance costs affecting approximately [11 million] workers.  On the flip side, 35% may actually see a decrease in costs affecting around 6 million workers.  The report did not indicate how much the increases or decreases may be, only that they will likely happen.  Once more, Congress and the White House are guilty of lying about the entire deal, and once more, millions of people and businesses are harmed.  How many more will die prematurely?

Driver blows 0.000 on a breath test when stopped; but gets arrested for DWI anyway.  This shows another example of the rampant lawlessness of cops, who are convinced that they are more knowledgeable and have the power to do anything they want.

Woman Punished by City for Living Off the Grid: she wasn’t using city water or commercial (grid) power, and the monopolies/governments just didn’t like it.  She fought and does not have to get electrical power, but she still must pay for a water connection whether she uses a gallon or not.  But this isn’t good enough for the city: they blocked her sewer off – something that she calls “just plain mean” – and I agree.

Michelle, the “messiah’s” consort, has put her foot in her mouth again, saying that America’s moms are “confused and bewildered,” and “defeated” by grocery shopping.  But never fear, the government is here to help and take over by telling you what to buy – as well as paying for more and more people’s groceries.  This is not the first time she’s said some really stupid, insulting, even racist and classist things to go along with her Imelda Marcos/Marie Antoinette lifestyle:  visit this CNS News page for a great list.

This comes just a day or so after an official FEMA announcement stated (via E-mail, no website): “President Obama will unveil his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative today, taking action with foundations, businesses, and faith and other community leaders to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.”  It is no surprise that two of my correspondents condemned this as “racist” and another as “sexist.”  My own response was simple: “Vomit.”  As Mama Liberty pointed out in response, “Ditto. Only “young men of color” need a job, I guess. And Ovomit has no idea just how that happens in the real world. The unicorns and rainbow folks think they can just demand it, and it should happen out of thin air.  Wonder what Hitlery will use for an excuse…”

Earlier this week, Harry Reid called terminally ill Americans “Liars” : “Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America…The leukemia patient whose insurance policy was canceled [and] could die without her medication, Mr. President, that’s an ad being paid for by two billionaire brothers. It’s absolutely false. Or the woman whose insurance policy went up $700 a month–ads paid for around America by the multibillionaire Koch brothers, and the ad is false….We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it’s ruining in Republicans’ stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers.” Reid is of course a very wealthy man himself, from a base income living off the taxpayers for decades, and he apparently believes that people are willing to lie to make ads for the Kochs.  Perhaps he should look into what the Democratic and Republican Parties do in THEIR ads.

Mama’s Note: The facts can certainly be documented, quite aside from the ads… no matter who pays for them. Reid, of course, has no tolerance for the truth from any source, and that’s become apparent to a great many people in the last few years.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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