Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thanks to McCain, Obamacare premiums to rise 15%, 63 counties to lose coverage in 2018

The following article appeared on the American Thinker on September 18th

Obamacare, which could have been killed off last summer, were it not for the saving vote of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is continuing its living-death death spiral and taking its unwilling consumers down for the ride.

Insurance premiums under Obama's Affordable Care Act are set to jump 15% in 2018 according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

The budget office projects that average premiums will total $3,400 for a 21 year old, $4,800 for a 45 year old, and $9,800 for a 64 year old this year. 

Market uncertainty is rampant among insurers, fearful that $705 billion in subsidies for buyers may not be replenished by Congress and that either Obamacare's buyers or else they themselves will have to eat that cost.

Meanwhile, the CBO projects that two million consumers will be knocked out of the market by the 15% higher cost, leaving the remaining consumers to pick up the tab – meaning that another price hike should be well in the works.

At the same time as this spiraling cost nightmare is going on, the Free Beacon reports that 63 counties next year are projected to have no Obamacare provider – all of the insurers have "gone Galt" and pulled out due to skyrocketing costs and the inability to cover them.  Another 1,472 counties are projected to have just one provider, so take it or leave it.  Those recipients, incredibly, must still pay the fine even if there is no coverage to buy, despite talk in Congress of exempting them from that. 

Can a system this bad be stopped?  Sure, the way a car crash is stopped, through momentum.  Eventually, it will just stop.  Price hikes and uncovered counties can go on only so long until the whole system fails.  Such a path takes a lot of people down with it before the wheels finally stop spinning.

The other option was in front of us last summer – when the Senate voted to get rid of Obamacare and allow the free markets some sort of room to breathe.  That was stopped, by a handful of GOP senators, the final deciding vote being cast by McCain, who, despite campaigning to get rid of the nightmare, would do anything to prevent President Trump from achieving any of his agenda.

Now the consequences of that are here in the rising costs and uncovered counties.  McCain can stand up and take a bow, because he owns it.

Ed.  Please help Candidate Roy Moore defeat Mitch McConnell’s GOPe yes-man Luther Strange in the Alabama run-off election on September 26th.  Roy Moore is a strongly religious, pro-life conservative. Help him defeat Mitch McConnell’s choice by donating to Moore at this link.

Bitter Hillary: ‘I Wouldn’t Rule Out’ Challenging Legitimacy of 2016 Election

The following article appeared on the Gateway Pundit on September 18th

by Cristina Laila

Hillary Clinton just won’t go away.

Hillary Clinton said that she wouldn’t rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election in an interview with NPR published Monday. She also admitted that she doesn’t believe there is a means to challenge the outcome, “I don’t know if there’s a legal constitutional way to do that.”

NPR asked Hillary Clinton: “Democrats have said that they think there was Russian interference in the election, but that they’re not challenging the results of the election. As more and more information comes out about the depth of Russia’s interference in the election, do you think, at some point, that it would be legitimate to challenge the legitimacy of the election?"
Hillary replied: “I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions. In fact, I think part of the reason Trump behaves the way he behaves is that he is a walking example of projection. Whatever he’s doing and whatever he thinks is happening he will accuse somebody else of. And there are examples during the campaign when he did just that, like when he called publicly on Russia to hack my personal emails.”

Hillary also claimed that had she lost the popular vote but won the electoral college, her FIRST DAY as president, if the intelligence community came to her and said, “The Russians influenced the election,” she would have NEVER stood for it even if it was to her disadvantage. Hillary claims she ‘would’ve set up an independent commission with subpoena power and everything else’ to ‘get to the bottom of this’.


Since Hillary dodged the question the first time, NPR asked again, “I want to get back to the question, would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?” 

Hillary replied, “No. I would not. I would say —”

NPR: “You’re not going to rule it out.”

“No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Hillary said.

This is what happens when a person is allowed to break laws for decades without going to jail. Hillary Clinton must be thoroughly investigated and charged for her pay-to-play, mishandling of classified information, lying under oath, Benhgazi scandal etc etc.

Here’s old Hill on the stump saying failure to accept election results is a “direct threat to our democracy:”

Hillary youtube video here

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The “experts” predicting a Trump loss are making believe they have never heard of dynamic scoring

The following article was originally posted on The Coach's Team on April 12th, 2016. The author was a pretty sharp cookie!

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The “experts” are using “reliable” polls to say Hillary Clinton would bury Donald Trump in a general election.

The “experts” are conveniently disregarding the dynamic scoring factor for obvious reasons.

We usually only see dynamic scoring in the disastrous results of Democrat legislatures raising taxes without regard for what social dynamic factors will do to their “projected” revenue yields.

As this faulty logic goes; if they get $100.00 in tax money from the sale of an item, it stands to reason that by doubling the tax to $200.00 the government will now receive twice as much tax income.

What often happens, however, is this double tax leads people to change their spending habits to avoid paying the increased levy. 

As a result, the yield often falls short of even the original level.   

Politicians and the pollsters they buy never factor in dynamic scoring because it doesn’t fit what they want.  

In the case of taxation it is usually foreseeable; in the case of polling for an election seven months from now dynamic scoring is always a prime factor and very predictable.

In a general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dynamic scoring is almost 100 percent of the ingredients that will determine the winner. They are equal in name recognition and funding so where is the dynamic scoring factor?

Clinton is a walking, target rich environment who has not had anyone press her and make her criminal record stick; and she has huge unfavorable ratings with virtually all groups, even with women who are supposed to be her main strength. Dynamic scoring will show up in Clinton’s actions and in-actions at Benghazi where four Americans died. It is found in her shameful attacks against the women her husband raped over the years.

Dynamic scoring will rip Hillary Clinton to pieces once Trump sinks his teeth into her. Making believe that these things won’t affect the election is as disingenuous as telling people that doubling taxes will double revenues.

There is a final bit of dynamic scoring that the “experts” are not considering. They will be very surprised at the blow back from the latest stunts from Ted Cruz and those who think we will vote for him when he is forced on us.