It’s time to see Obamacare for what it is: The world’s first trillion dollar Ponzi Scheme perpetrated with lies, misrepresentations, and pure fraud by a late night Ginsu knife salesman named Obama.
But Obamacare is just the tip of the sinking Obama iceberg. More on that in a moment.
First, let’s focus on what just happened to America. Let’s say a TV pitchman promised free health insurance. Let’s say he promised “If you don’t like mine, you can keep your current health insurance…PERIOD!” Then millions of Americans, thinking they had nothing to lose, took him up on it. And then, because of this conman’s lies, fraud and misrepresentations they found the policies they liked and their families depended on cancelled. When they went to his web site for help, to try to save themselves, they found it not only defective, but deceptive as well.
The few who could get on, found they had to enter their personal information (before being given a single choice of plans or prices), even if all they wanted to do was compare plans and prices. And, once they did this they were trapped. Their personal information would be used to extort them. They were warned that if they didn’t buy, they’d be fined.
But wait, there’s more. Their personal information wasn’t even secure. The web site was built so poorly, the personal information of consumers could be easily stolen. And it’s not just online scam artists we’re worried about. The “Obama navigators” themselves might do the stealing- afterall it turns out many of them have criminal records.
But wait, there’s more. The government gave a NO BID contract for hundreds of millions of dollars to the firm of one of Michelle Obama’s buddies. Now the taxpayers are out hundreds of millions, the site doesn’t work, and someone must have $50 to $100 million in a Swiss bank account.
Can you imagine if this happened at a private sector company? Or at a publicly-traded company? Can you imagine the outrage and criminal accusations coming from consumer protection advocates? Can you imagine how quickly the federal government would shut down the business? Can you imagine how quickly a grand jury would be convened to indict the CEO? Can you picture the CEO and his top executives being “perp walked” in handcuffs, in front of the waiting TV news cameras?
The government would throw the book at these executives. For ripping off millions of consumers, including the elderly and innocent young children, the CEO would get life in prison.
Fifty-year old manure spreader. Not sure of brand. Said to have been produced in Kenya.
Used for a few years in Indonesia before being smuggled into the US via Hawaii.
Of questionable pedigree. Does not appear to have ever been worked hard.
Apparently, it was pampered by various owners over the years.
It doesn't work very often, but when it does it can sling shit for amazing distances. I really don't want it hanging around getting in the way. I would prefer a foreign buyer to relocate the manure spreader out of the country.
I would be willing to trade it for a nicely framed copy of the United States Constitution.
CORYDON, Iowa (AP) - The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield.
It wasn't supposed to be this way.
With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama made homegrown corn a centerpiece of his plan to slow global warming. And when President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure."
But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.
As farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies, an Associated Press investigation found.
Five million acres of land set aside for conservation - more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined - have vanished on Obama's watch.
Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil.
Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can't survive.
The consequences are so severe that environmentalists and many scientists have now rejected corn-based ethanol as bad environmental policy. But the Obama administration stands by it, highlighting its benefits to the farming industry rather than any negative impact.
Farmers planted 15 million more acres of corn last year than before the ethanol boom, and the effects are visible in places like south central Iowa.
The hilly, once-grassy landscape is made up of fragile soil that, unlike the earth in the rest of the state, is poorly suited for corn. Nevertheless, it has yielded to America's demand for it.
"They're raping the land," said Bill Alley, a member of the board of supervisors in Wayne County, which now bears little resemblance to the rolling cow pastures shown in postcards sold at a Corydon pharmacy.
All energy comes at a cost. The environmental consequences of drilling for oil and natural gas are well documented and severe. But in the president's push to reduce greenhouse gases and curtail global warming, his administration has allowed so-called green energy to do not-so-green things.