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Are you Obamacare meltdown compliant?

Public, I’m going to tell you what you already know: You didn’t choose Obamacare, people that you made the mistake of voting in charge chose it for you. While we can’t vote them out of office until the next election day, what we can do is make sure that we’re Obamacare meltdown compliant.

What does it mean to be Obamacare meltdown compliant?

As you may be aware, when you do your federal income taxes for next year, there will be a fee for those who decided that they didn’t want to touch Obamacare with a stick. This fee will apply to the enormous majority of people, as most people did not sign up for Obamacare. This fee will be something to watch out for.

This fee would come out to far less than the overall cost of participating in Obamacare, but a person should still be ready for it. That fee would be either $95 or 1% of your income, whichever is greater.

For those of us who are making $9500 or less this year, you face the challenge of somehow making $95 appear. How you do it the federal government doesn’t consider their problem. They consider it your responsibility to somehow come up with $95 on top of the razor thin margins you’ve been living off of.

For those of us who have made more than $9500 this year, the fee will be 1% of your income. Which may not sound like much, unless you are able to do simple math. If you are making $20,000 this year, think about how often you’ve had an extra $200 in your pocket that wasn’t already earmarked for paying the rent, paying bills, or buying something to eat. Unless it’s the time you got your income tax refund, it hasn’t happened. Which, because of Obamacare, may have a significant chunk taken out of it. And for 2015 income taxes, it will be much higher.

By now, you’re probably figuring out what I mean by “Obamacare meltdown”. It will be the time when poor people will come to the conclusion that Barack Obama isn’t really their friend. Many of us realized what was coming. And now, you do too.

Of course, there are likely a lot of people out there that aren’t fond of the idea of paying. I’m not sure how fond the federal government would be of coming after you if you don’t pay, but if you don’t, be ready for a battle.

What else can you do about it? Election day is coming up. To make it easy, those who are responsible for Obamacare are almost invariably democrats. Even if you aren’t fond of republicans, you likely realize that they’ll work to reverse the damage caused by about six years of democrats having their way with our government, our industry, and our money.

Are you Obamacare meltdown compliant?

Why I care about Benghazi, and you should too

The American left likes to imagine that Joe and Jane Q. Public does not actually care about the attack at Benghazi on September 11, 2012. However, I do, and so should you. And I’ll tell you why.

Because, quite simply, how they handled the attack says something about the Democratic party’s life culture.

Obviously, the Democrat’s life culture is not that great to begin with. They are typically opposed to traditional values that strengthen families, which in turn strengthen societies. What’s more, they are also predisposed to a failure to acknowledge an unborn child as a human life, thereby indirectly denying that the child can partake in the outstanding human potential. But now, if the allegations are correct, they’re willing to throw 4 freshly-killed Americans, including an ambassador, under the bus for better PR in an election year.

Would those be the kind of people you want running your schools, managing your health care, regulating any business you plan on beginning, writing the laws to be enforced by abusive law officers, and telling you how to live your life?

Obviously, the answer should be a loud, resounding “NO.”

The fact is, Americans overwhelmingly vote Republican when it is obvious to them that there is instability on a global scale. This is because Republicans are generally viewed as more hawkish, stronger in terms of military strength. People will vote for someone like that if they view such qualities as beneficial for their security. What’s more, Republicans are known for possessing a strong sense of justice. Obviously, it’s easier to justify “policing the world” if it means that evil-doers don’t get what they want.

This being the case, it would seem like a more practical choice for the Democratic party to portray the Benghazi attack as an isolated incident, not an indication of dangerous world conditions. While this would be expected on their part, they took it further by suggesting that the incident was an escalation of a protest that turned violent due to a YouTube video deemed offensive to Muslims, and responded by having the video producer put in jail. This in spite of the evidence that the attack on Benghazi was a pre-planned attack!

This adds another frightening aspect to the Benghazi matter: the Democratic party would be willing to throw an American citizen that was exercising his protected free speech under the bus along with those four fresh corpses! If the Democratic party was willing to sacrifice four Americans abroad including a diplomat for their own image, what chance would an ordinary citizen stand? And yet, they’ve already done that!

Let’s get real here: the world is a dangerous place. Ideally, the people who are in charge should be striving to protect citizens, not to keep them ignorant of what’s going on in the world, and certainly not sacrificing them to maintain that ignorance.

How are Democrats handling this? By calling it a conspiracy theory. They don’t want you or anyone else to look into it! What’s apparent is that their value of American life plummets when those lives jeopardize their political careers.

If the Benghazi matter wasn’t so potentially damaging to the Democratic image, Democrats themselves wouldn’t be so afraid that it will be thoroughly investigated. But they are. Because of this, I’m even more interested in what an investigation will find.

Until now, what the Benghazi incident has revealed about Democratic values has been very interesting, and I suspect that there will be more to come.