You would think that after six years, more people would wise up to how the Progressives use communication tricks to crush their opponents, in some cases making them look very stupid, while they deceive and manipulate those who follow them. Let me give you a very simple example.
During the contraception discussions, did you noticed that a new term was launched and is still being used currently, i.e., “War on Women!” When this happens, it becomes a coordinated effort to get out a blanket message that will disparage everyone and anyone who opposes their point of view.
In other words, if you disagree with having to pay for a women’s contraceptive products, you are labeled as someone who wants to restrict a women’s access to those products – which is obviously not true. But the greater damage is done by labeling you as someone who hates women, and is participating with everyone else who opposes paying for the products in what is now called a War on Women. Repeat this over and over and one would think that everyone who is conservative hates women. Not even close to being the truth. It’s a propaganda trick.
Let’s look at abortion. It’s obvious that per the Supreme Court, abortion under certain circumstances is legal since Roe VS Wade. But it’s also a law that Government funds are not supposed to be used to fund abortions. However, since Obama Care, we are seeing that government funds are indeed, through the mandates to insurance companies, paying for abortions. When those of faith stand up and say they don’t want their taxes to go for the funding of abortions either directly or indirectly, they are immediately labeled as radicals who are depriving women of their right to choose and are part of this ‘War on Women.’ This is very ugly and very dirty politics.
This tactic has been used over and over again ever since we were introduced to it by Mr. Obama and his team of radical social engineers. You will find the source of this tactic in the book, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinskey. If you oppose spending billions on solar and wind energy by subsidizing companies, of which a high percentage are going bankrupt like Solyndra, you are never allowed to be seen as thoughtful or caring about our tax dollars. Instead, you are labeled as one of those who want dirty air and water. If you oppose the spending of hundreds of millions on a federal evening school meal program that should be handled, if needed, by the states, ‘you don’t care about kids.’
As Obama is building its dependency class of Americans, you will notice that he and his pundits will always point out the one person who is helped, as they tug on your emotional heart-strings, while never letting you hear about the fifty people who are financially crushed by the cost. Let’s look at one example you may be missing.
I have shown you clearly that the unemployment number being reported by the Government is bogus, as it does not take into account the millions of Americans who have had their unemployment expire and they have given up looking for work. As a reminder here is the site that gives you the accurate and true figures. www.usdebtclock.org
Look to the right column and see the number of people who are “actually” unemployed. Twice that of the ‘reported’ number or about 20 million people. That translates into a true unemployment figure of over 14%. Many of those people are in their late 40s to late 50s and have lost their health insurance with their jobs.
So now you are hearing from the administration how these people are being helped by Obama Care. However, without a job they can’t afford Obama care policies. So, even if they are given a 100% subsidy, while they may have healthcare insurance, most will not be able to pay the high deductibles or co-pays. They may have health insurance, but not the means to medical services. However, the ‘talking points’ won’t mention that. They will just tout how thousands of people, who didn’t have health insurance, now do so because of the wonderful program we call Obama Care. Notice as they give you the number of people who have received health insurance through Obama Care (most of those numbers are greatly exaggerated), they don’t mention the five times that number who have lost their healthcare insurance.
What you will never hear is that millions of working people will pay hundreds of dollars more each month for their health insurance, just in order to pay for those who are not working. My son is a victim of this merry-go-round. He saw his insurance go from $350.00 a month to over $900 a month and his deductable go from $3,000 to $6,000. Even though he makes good money as a middle class tech professional, he’s going without insurance this year but still will pay a fine, sorry, “tax” of over $900.
Obama and his followers don’t seem to care about people like my son or the millions like him. Voice your opposition to this practice and you are labeled as one who either hates people who are ‘down on their luck,’ or that you are just an insensitive horrible person. You will never hear about how the cost of Obama Care is soaring and how they are not getting the balance of healthier, younger people to sign up and pay the huge over-cost premiums to off-set the subsidies. They keep pouring on the talking points every day so you don’t think about the damage and politics behind postponing the company mandates.
You only have to ask the right questions to get the truth. If Obama Care is so good… why did so many Obama supporters apply for, and get exemptions?!! If it’s so good, why has Obama had to postpone many of the core policies of the law? Could it be because they don’t want it to become public yet how many more tens of millions of Americans will be hurt by the law until after the next election? If Obama Care is so good, why do you have to be forced to buy it?
You On The Receiving End Are Suckers Who Are Being Used! –
That’s correct! You may think this is good for you and in response adore the Obama policies and him personally because you think he cares so much about you. Sorry, but you would be very wrong! You are just the lucky recipient NOW… the few who are getting the subsidies right now.
Never forget, what the government gives you now, it can take away at any time. How long before another group of people will be more important to advance their agenda than you? How long before you will start to see your ‘free stuff’ go away. Need proof? Look at seniors. Obama took over 700 billion from Medicare to fund the first two years of Obama Care. What do you see happening to seniors? We are seeing our doctors leave practice or refusing to accept Medicare because their reimbursements are being cut so drastically. My own doctor is calling it quits this year; he’s done with the hassle. We are seeing our hospitals pulling out of Medicare networks. It’s rumored that we will lose our Advantage programs next year. Understand that this is the group, that through AARP, were catered to and given so many great low-cost programs to get their support. Now they are being thrown under the bus.
Understand something: as this group of Socialist and Marxist continues their attempt to expand the power of the executive branch, and test the limits of how much they can dictate by changing and/or ignoring passed laws, along with writing regulation through executive orders, the administration is paying very little of the cost for any of their programs, as evidenced by the amount of debt that they are racking up. Who’s going to pay back all that debt? Our kids, grandkids and even our great-grandkids? http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/just-explain-it/just-explain-long-payoff-u-debt-145729149.html
So where does this all lead? Through the manipulation… a divided nation. Racially, economically, gender, and even generationally. What is the reality of our increasing debt?
To understand the big picture let’s bring it back down to a personal example:
You decide you want to be president of your local Home Owners Association. To get support, you change the spending habits of the HOA. You increase spending until you are spending over 106% of the annual income, giving some members free stuff.
You offer those who are having a problem paying their mortgage a subsidy to help them out. You borrow the money. You give to those who can’t afford it, enough money to fully landscape their front yards and put a fresh coat of paint on their homes. You borrow the money. You step up the spending by giving all the kids in the neighborhood new bikes and scooters and for those neighbors who don’t have one… a second car. You borrow the money.
Everyone thinks you are just a great guy and everyone in surrounding neighborhoods are so envious of how wonderful the appearance of your neighborhood is and all the extras your home-owners have. But then a few years into your presidency, you discover that you can’t borrow any more money… you are cut off. So you raise the dues by 100%, 200% even 300% on those who are working and have good jobs. But you find that many can’t afford that and move from the neighborhood, leaving their homes empty. As a result, the debt grows even more rapidly from lost dues income. One day you realize that you can no longer pay your debts and finally go bankrupt, at which point everyone loses everything. Debt enslaves us all, and in the end if you can’t pay that debt, you lose everything you ever worked for.
Can’t happen in America? Think again. Mathematics don’t lie. You can take my example and apply it to your own life, any company, any organization and it all works the same way. Keep spending until you can’t afford to pay your lender back, and you go bankrupt. How many cities in our great nation have already gone bankrupt? How long before a state goes bankrupt?
Do you remember the famous lines from Titanic? “She’s unsinkable.” Then after she hit the iceberg her builder, after assessing the damage, said: “She has five compartments taking on water. Each will fill; flow over to the next until she sinks.” One of the other men said: “She can’t sink! She’s unsinkable”. The response was absolute: “She’s made of iron, Sir, and in a little over two hours all this will be at the bottom of the Atlantic… It’s a mathematical certainty.”
Use your common sense, don’t be manipulated by carefully designed propaganda and social engineering manipulation tactics. Stand up and let your elected officials know where you stand. And in November, do the only thing that can save our great Republic. Get rid of every irresponsible, self-serving person who voted for Obama Care, Card Check and Cap and Trade and replace them with fiscal conservatives from any party who will care enough to save us first financially.
The rest has to wait, as nothing is more important than getting our country’s financial house in order. It may mean walking back all the radical ecological policies for a while and exploit our energy sources to provide millions of new jobs. Build the Keystone Pipe-line, expand oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.
It may mean stopping all the energy subsidies. It may mean not exporting any oil or refined gasoline until the cost of OUR gasoline at the pumps is below $2.00 a gallon. It may mean sacrificing a few fish in the CA northern valleys while we start producing an abundance of food to bring down food prices.
It may mean lowering taxes for both companies and individuals, so that companies will have the incentive to grow and hire, and for individuals to start businesses and put more spendable dollars in the pockets of average Americans. And yes, it may mean that some of you who are receivers may need to do everything and anything you can to get off the dole and back to work being productive. If we don’t… if you don’t… we will all lose in the end and our kids and grandkids will not have the opportunity to realize their dreams in a healthy capitalistic free-enterprise system.
I welcome your comments.
Average American Bob