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OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

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Packing Heat

Claremore, OK

#74605 Jul 22, 2014
TAMARA wrote:
BREAKING! Court Just Issued Obamacare a CRUSHING Blow
July 22, 2014 By Matthew Burke
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In what many view as a crushing blow to Obamacare, the federal appeals court for the D.C. Circuit announced their highly anticipated opinion in the Halbig v. Burwell case Tuesday morning.
In a 2-1 decision, the court struck down federal government subsidies for healthcare policies purchased through the federal government’s Obamacare exchange, the troubled HealthCare.gov .
The way the law was originally written, federal government subsidies can only be paid to those who purchase policies through a state-established healthcare exchange.
“Section 36B [of Obamacare] plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion.
Judge Griffith had the same conclusion, writing,“the ACA [Obamacare] unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State.’”
Taxpayer-funded subsidies are a major component of Obamacare, and if the decision is not overturned, it will basically defang the overreaching monstrosity. Healthcare.gov offers policies to the 36 states that chose not to create their own Obamacare health insurance exchange.
The lone dissenting vote was cast by Judge Harry Edwards, who disregarded the way the law was written and made a politically charged statement, calling the case “a not-so-veiled attempt to gut” Obamacare.
The Obama regime has already indicated that it will challenge the decision, as CNBC reports:
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the ruling—for now—”does not have any practical impact” on premium subsidies issued to HealthCare.gov enrollees now.“
“We are confident” that the ruling will be overturned, Earnest said.“We are confident in the legal position we have ... the Department of Justice will litigate these claims through the federal court system.”
Earnest said “it was obvious” that Congress intended subsidies, or tax credits, to be issued to Obamacare enrollees regardless of what kind of exchange they used to buy insurance.


The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges in order to receive funds as a way they thought to force all states to comply.

But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states according to the law that Obama clearly wanted until it didn't work.

Bye Obamacare...
ROTFLMAO
Maddy

United States

#74606 Jul 22, 2014
Amid Heated Debate, Louisiana Lawmakers File Lawsuit to Suspend Common Core Standards

by Dr. Susan Berry 22 Jul 2014, 9:36 AM PDT 25 post a comment

Lawmakers in Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday in Baton Rouge district court that seeks an immediate suspension of the Common Core standards in the state’s schools.

According to the Associated Press, the 17 legislators – 13 Republicans and 2 Democrats – argue in the suit that state education leaders failed to properly enact the controversial standards that have been the focus of a heated debate between Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and John White, state superintendent.

The lawsuit claims Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the state education department failed to follow the state’s Administrative Procedures Act (APA) for implementing the Common Core standards.

The APA requires public notice, a 90-day comment period, and legislative oversight be provided prior to changes made to education standards in the state, but the lawmakers say these requirements were not met in the case of the Common Core standards.

“Unless an injunction issues herein by the Court, needless time and resources will be expended in the teaching, testing, learning, and financing of Common Core, all to the detriment of the citizens of Louisiana,” the lawsuit states.

BESE President Chas Roemer and Education Superintendent John White have planned a conference call to address the lawsuit’s claims.

“There are many statutes in Louisiana that require the use of the Administrative Procedures Act to implement a new rule,” Louisiana state Rep. Brett Geymann (R), one of the lawmakers who filed the lawsuit, told Breitbart News.“The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Education are not exempt from the APA and did not follow the law in implementing Common Core; therefore, they denied the public the opportunity to be a part of the process.”

“We are hopeful the court will rule Common Core invalid and we can move forward with developing our own standards with local control,” Geymann added.

Jindal, like other governors and lawmakers, once approved of the standards, but as more light has been shed on the federal government’s involvement in pushing the Common Core standards onto the states, many are now distancing themselves in one form or another from the unpopular nationalized initiative.

On Monday, The Advocate observed that the Louisiana Common Core debate had “mushroomed into the biggest education fight” in the state, according to veteran education officials.

In June, Jindal issued executive orders to remove his state from the controversial Common Core standards and the assessments tied to them. He based this move on the argument that the decision by the Louisiana Department of Education to sign onto the PARCC Common Core test consortium was unlawful because it bypassed the state’s procurement law which requires an open bidding process.

In response, BESE voted to hire legal counsel to challenge the Governor’s executive orders, claiming his actions were illegal and defiantly asserting that Louisiana “will implement the Common Core State Standards, as well as … PARCC for the 2014-2015 school year.”

Meetings between Jindal and White have failed to produce any terms of agreement in what appears to be a battle of unprecedented intensity.

“The longer BESE continues on this Common Core/PARCC path as a Board, it will continue to erode any trust in the ability of this Board to direct education in Louisiana and will bring more havoc to [the] lives of children, parents and teachers,” Wood said in an email statement.“After the July 1st meeting, it is undeniable that as a Board, BESE has no interest in protecting children, but it is only driven to protect its interests and agenda.”
Murphy

Harrison, AR

#74607 Jul 22, 2014
How come all these ignorant okies do not want me to have affordable Health Care?

HOW come these ignorant okies repigs want to trash the AFA?

Is it because Obama is black and their racism shows?
Murphy

Harrison, AR

#74608 Jul 22, 2014
Ignorance or insanity?

Insanity by 20 lengths.
Clyde

Greenbrier, AR

#74609 Jul 22, 2014
Murphy wrote:
How come all these ignorant okies do not want me to have affordable Health Care?
HOW come these ignorant okies repigs want to trash the AFA?
Is it because Obama is black and their racism shows?
These people do not represent Oklahoma.

They are just old tired turds that has soured on life.

Ignore them for they are not worth the powder to blow up their small ignorant minds.
Maddy

United States

#74611 Jul 22, 2014
Layoffs Prove the Deceit of Amnesty

The shocking announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs is still sinking in. Most of those employees do not have a realistic chance of obtaining as good a job as the one they are losing.

In the United States, the number of engineering jobs has been sharply declining. In 2002 the number of electrical engineering jobs in the United States was 385,000, but despite increased demand for technology, the job total dropped to only 300,000 last year.

And that number is not even for American workers, because thousands of these jobs are soaked up by the H-1B visa racket, whereby companies like Microsoft can import and pay foreign workers less than it costs to hire an American. High-tech companies have thousands of foreign employees working on H-1B visas, who are almost like indentured servants to the company because they lose their right to be in our country if they leave their job.

Microsoft’s massive layoff makes downright ridiculous the op-ed recently published by Bill Gates and his billionaire pals, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson. They and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who financed the lobby group FWD.us, demand immediate amnesty disguised as immigration reform in order to bring in more cheap labor.

The real shortage is in good jobs, but these visas flood the labor market and hold wages down, when wages should be climbing for American workers. Fewer Americans have a job today than just six years ago, even though the potential workforce has expanded during that time. One reason is the overuse of foreign labor by large companies.

Microsoft is highly profitable, breaking its own records for revenue and profits as recently as last year, with an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent. One of its directors has agreed to pay $2 billion for a basketball team, and Bill Gates is often listed as the wealthiest man in the world.

In 2007, at a U.S. Senate committee hearing, Gates asked for permission to import "an infinite number" of foreign workers. "I don’t think there should be any limit," he continued, but at any rate the cap should be "dramatically increased."

In 2008, before the Science and Technology Committee of the U.S. House, Gates claimed he had jobs "going begging" that no American could be found to do, so he had no choice but to import workers from India. When Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) suggested he might consider raising the pay for those jobs, Gates impatiently dismissed that option, saying, "No, it's not an issue of raising wages. These jobs are very, very high paying jobs."

Economics 101 teaches that wages are a function of supply and demand. When the supply of labor is increased, such as by expanding immigration, then wages can and do decrease, despite increased productivity.

Recently a reporter caught up with the laid-off semiconductor engineer whose wife publicly challenged President Obama in January 2012, "Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?" Darin Wedel eventually found a job in the health care industry, earning $40,000-a-year less than before.

President Obama is still deceiving the American public about the economy, bragging that 288,000 jobs were created last month. As Mort Zuckerman explained in the Wall Street Journal, "Most people will have the impression that the 288,000 jobs created last month were full-time. Not so." They were part-time jobs, which pay lower wages than the full-time jobs that have disappeared.

There are several reasons for this, such as employers’ desire to avoid the Obamacare mandate to provide health insurance to anyone working 30 or more hours a week. Another is women’s willingness to accept lower pay in exchange for a flexible schedule with fewer hours per day, per week, and per year.
Monroe

Greenbrier, AR

#74614 Jul 22, 2014
Murphy wrote:
How come all these ignorant okies do not want me to have affordable Health Care?
HOW come these ignorant okies repigs want to trash the AFA?
Is it because Obama is black and their racism shows?
Ignorant okies are just that ignorant. Like stupid---o cure

Bullies that do not want people who cannot get insurance to do without.

Typical repig!!!!

Pre existing conditions--A thing of the past, till the bullies started their sh!t talk.
Okie

Greenbrier, AR

#74615 Jul 22, 2014
The turdheads do not represent the caring Oklahoman type.

They are just self centered ignorant and stupid who get a thrill out of others sufferings.
Okie

Greenbrier, AR

#74616 Jul 22, 2014
They are not Christians---they are self centered bullies who are just ignorant

Gives an okie a bad name.
Samual

Greenbrier, AR

#74617 Jul 22, 2014
They spout their racism and bigotry like it was a halo over their head.
Gloria

Greenbrier, AR

#74618 Jul 22, 2014
They spout their evil thought like it was their bible.

Could be---The dark bible.
Mike

Greenbrier, AR

#74619 Jul 22, 2014
and then they judge each other little krap posting like it was something special.
Jerry Lee

Greenbrier, AR

#74620 Jul 22, 2014
Surely they will rot in hell with their krap posts and downright lies.
Moe

Greenbrier, AR

#74621 Jul 22, 2014
Typical small minded okie who cannot think or see past their bigoted ways.

and you wonder why okies are just one step above the Mississippi rude redneck.
Bud

Greenbrier, AR

#74622 Jul 22, 2014
Maybe they will get their wish for another term for that Seditious Adulterous Ho Tramp who hates the okie teenager and all indians.
Marcus

Greenbrier, AR

#74623 Jul 22, 2014
These silly and ignorant people who are borderline insane spend around 18 hours a day spewing their Fox krap to the poor dumbazz okie.

Must be a paid fox troll
Joyce

United States

#74624 Jul 22, 2014
Maddy wrote:
As President Obama arrives in Los Angeles for his $32,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Shonda Rhimes this week, a local street artist is pointing out the irony of the producer of the hit TV show Scandal, a show about a Washington public relations firm that specializes in managing political scandals, hosting the producer of such actual scandals as the cover-up surrounding the Benghazi attack, the lost hard-drives of IRS officials targeting conservatives, and the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.
Posters went up Monday night all over Hollywood around Rhimes's Hancock Park home and the Sunset Gower Studios where Scandal is filmed.
http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/la-street-art...
At least he has 2 abilities. Fundraising, golf...I don't consider telling lies a ability but a character flaw.
Joyce

United States

#74625 Jul 22, 2014
So What wrote:
<quoted text>And if the Honduras tries to do anything about it we make them a U.S. Territory. Take all their citizens that are willing to work and pay taxes and replace them with U.S. Citizens that can but don't.
All Debt problems solved if we can stay out of wars.
Lol, that might be the ticket.
Packing Heat

Claremore, OK

#74626 Jul 22, 2014
Maddy wrote:
Amid Heated Debate, Louisiana Lawmakers File Lawsuit to Suspend Common Core Standards
by Dr. Susan Berry 22 Jul 2014, 9:36 AM PDT 25 post a comment
Lawmakers in Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday in Baton Rouge district court that seeks an immediate suspension of the Common Core standards in the state’s schools.
According to the Associated Press, the 17 legislators – 13 Republicans and 2 Democrats – argue in the suit that state education leaders failed to properly enact the controversial standards that have been the focus of a heated debate between Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and John White, state superintendent.
The lawsuit claims Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the state education department failed to follow the state’s Administrative Procedures Act (APA) for implementing the Common Core standards.
The APA requires public notice, a 90-day comment period, and legislative oversight be provided prior to changes made to education standards in the state, but the lawmakers say these requirements were not met in the case of the Common Core standards.
“Unless an injunction issues herein by the Court, needless time and resources will be expended in the teaching, testing, learning, and financing of Common Core, all to the detriment of the citizens of Louisiana,” the lawsuit states.
BESE President Chas Roemer and Education Superintendent John White have planned a conference call to address the lawsuit’s claims.
“There are many statutes in Louisiana that require the use of the Administrative Procedures Act to implement a new rule,” Louisiana state Rep. Brett Geymann (R), one of the lawmakers who filed the lawsuit, told Breitbart News.“The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Education are not exempt from the APA and did not follow the law in implementing Common Core; therefore, they denied the public the opportunity to be a part of the process.”
“We are hopeful the court will rule Common Core invalid and we can move forward with developing our own standards with local control,” Geymann added.
Jindal, like other governors and lawmakers, once approved of the standards, but as more light has been shed on the federal government’s involvement in pushing the Common Core standards onto the states, many are now distancing themselves in one form or another from the unpopular nationalized initiative.
On Monday, The Advocate observed that the Louisiana Common Core debate had “mushroomed into the biggest education fight” in the state, according to veteran education officials.
In June, Jindal issued executive orders to remove his state from the controversial Common Core standards and the assessments tied to them. He based this move on the argument that the decision by the Louisiana Department of Education to sign onto the PARCC Common Core test consortium was unlawful because it bypassed the state’s procurement law which requires an open bidding process.
In response, BESE voted to hire legal counsel to challenge the Governor’s executive orders, claiming his actions were illegal and defiantly asserting that Louisiana “will implement the Common Core State Standards, as well as … PARCC for the 2014-2015 school year.”
Meetings between Jindal and White have failed to produce any terms of agreement in what appears to be a battle of unprecedented intensity.
“The longer BESE continues on this Common Core/PARCC path as a Board, it will continue to erode any trust in the ability of this Board to direct education in Louisiana and will bring more havoc to [the] lives of children, parents and teachers,” Wood said in an email statement.“After the July 1st meeting, it is undeniable that as a Board, BESE has no interest in protecting children, but it is only driven to protect its interests and agenda.”

Should be abolished everywhere in the USA.

Teacher admits he helped write Common Core to end white privilege...
Joyce

United States

#74627 Jul 22, 2014
DoesntMatter wrote:
Seventeen-year-old Jorge is a "confessed murderer" and member of the 18th Street gang.
Jose Enrique, 16, has "severe substance abuse" issues, self-mutilates, and has demonstrated "very aggressive" and "vicious" behavior.
Fifteen-year-old Pablo Alexander admitted to federal law enforcement officers that he had "murdered two rival gang members."
Jacob Alexander, 17, said he had been "involved in shootings/murder attempts" and was "not sure if people died."
The four teenagers all crossed illegally into the United States through Mexico this month before being detained by the Border Patrol in Texas. Without fear of retribution, they admitted past criminal behavior to law enforcement authorities in the United States. Their confessions were documented on an internal Department of Homeland Security "intake list" leaked to TheBlaze.
They traveled alone from Honduras and El Salvador, trying to reunite with their families living in the United States, according to the DHS document. Despite their admitted criminal histories, they will more than likely be released to family members with only "notice to appear" orders for immigration court.
None of them have been prosecuted; instead, they are being held at a temporary juvenile correctional facility located in Virginia, "until they are either released to a family member living in the U.S. or returned back to their homeland," a federal law enforcement officer told TheBlaze.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told the TheBlaze that many minors with similar backgrounds are released to guardians living in the United States.
"It's odd but they come clean on their past criminal behavior because they know nobody's going to investigate or convict them of anything," the ICE official said.
"Some of these crimes happened in their home country and their local authorities won't be opening a case against them in places where murder is a daily occurrence," the official said. "I think these kids confess because they believe we'll know if they are lying -- like we have some NSA super mindreader on them. They also know that the gang members, murderers and bad guys who arrived before them were released as well. They don't fear us."
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told TheBlaze that once minors are apprehended, it's up to the Department of Health and Human Services' refugee resettlement office to decide "where they should be placed, even if they are considered violent."
A Health and Human Services spokesman could not be reached for comment.
TheBlaze is not releasing the full contents of the DHS document because the teens are minors who have not been convicted. They were housed with non-criminal children at detention facilities before being transferred to the correctional facility, and "this is a major concern for law enforcement and for the safety of the innocent and extremely young children we're picking up," the ICE official said.
There's no question in my mind gangbangers are coming across our borders so are murderers, drug runners, human traffickers and diseases all kinds.

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