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Off the Editor’s Desk – 10-23-2013


I am on a quest to find out just how the new Affordable Health Care Law (Obamacare) is going to affect our employees. I originally figured that as we have less than fifty employees I could just sail along with what we have been doing, but apparently not.

 First of all the term “Affordable” is apparently not correct. Our insurance carrier has informed us that at our renewal date next year we can expect an increase in premiums of between thirty-five and forty-five percent.

The federal government is having problems (with computers) enrolling people into the system under government control. They will get the kinks worked out and then try to have everyone under the big government control.

I received an e-mail last week of a clipping written by Wayne Allyn Root and published earlier this year in the Las Vegas Review.

Mr. Root claims to be a college classmate of President Obama (Columbia University, class of 1983.) I am going to print some of his conclusions and you can decide if they have merit or just some baloney.

Mr. Root states: “The Health Care bill has very little to do with healthcare. It has everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and healthcare workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn’t care that giving free healthcare to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?”

He continues: “Making Puerto Rico a state:  Who’s asking for a 51st state, certainly not American Taxpayers! But this has been Barack Hussein Obama’s plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressmen and millions of loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

And, legalize the 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving those 12 million potential new citizens free healthcare alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.”

Those two alone will tip the balance of those living off the government to more than those who must pay for it; and we’re done for.

Mr. Root praises Glenn Beck by saying: “Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Barack Hussein Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University, who outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands.”

I would suggest that you Google “Cloward & Piven plan and Obama” and read “A Commentary by J. P. Longstreet.”

If you would like to read the entire column by Root, I have copies available at the Messenger and offices, just stop in and pick up one.

Thanks for reading.

— Carlton