Continuing with the full court press to keep his foot in the door of separation of church and state, Obama-ites are polling out all the stops. Get it “polling” out all of the stops?
Obama, liberals, secularists, progressives, Democrats, and their ilk all love the battle started by Obama against the Catholic Church. His latest shot (I’m not sure that it was his first) was to try, through Obamacare, to FORCE the Catholic Church to provide free services for contraceptive, sterilization, and certain prescriptions (i.e. the morning after pill) to all of their employees. These services are directly contradictory to Catholic beliefs and teachings. Needless to say the Catholics balked, screamed, and made Obama “back off,” but he really didn’t. His response was to simply require the insurance companies provide the services. As if the extra costs associated with these services won’t be passed along for the Church to pay.
The dictionary defines fungible as:
- Returnable or negotiable in kind or by substitution, as a quantity of grain for an equal amount of the same kind of grain.
- of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation
Synonyms: changeable, commutable, compatible, converse, convertible, equivalent, exchangeable, interconvertible, mutual, reciprocal, reciprocative, same, substitutable, synonymous, workalike
“People think this tax is for Social Security. But tax monies are really fungible. They get raided all the time.”
— Eugene Ludwig
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories and this edition is all about Obamacare…
Brief 1: Many seasoned citizens were shocked at AARP’s support of the Obamacare legislation which contained a significant cuts to doctor’s fees and cuts in allowable payments to hospitals. The fear, of course, is that many provider would simply stop accepting Medicare patienst, a majority of which are the aforementioned senior citizens. One had to wonder who the AARP, a membership organization, was actually lobbying for? Just recently the AARP had announced that their employees will see a rise in their health care costs in a statement from an AARP spokesperson;
I wasn’t sure whether to list this posting as an update to I Dream of Health Care or my review for Judge Napolitano’s book Lies the Government Told You. I punted and selected neither.
This headline from the Associated Press may qualify for the Homer Simpson “DUH” awards; “Report: Health overhaul will increase tab.” The assessment wasn’t by any “right-winged” think tank or pundit. The Health and Human Services Department provided the bad news except that it is too late as the bill is now law. The article listed more bad news regarding long-term care insurance and medicare so read at your own risk. Here are some of my predictions: