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Trumpcare=Obamacare Light!!!

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obamacare_celebration  The House passed the new version of repealing and replacing Obamcare on Thursday May 4thincludes individual tax credits and grants for states replacing federal insurance subsidies. While it was met with praise by many I still have my concerns about it and I’m not too sure about this. They should have made it available to the public first before voting on it. It sounds too much like Obamacare light to me. Especially the part about charging people a penalty who do not maintain continuous coverage and having older adults charged five times the amount of younger adults. I thought the idea was to have lesser premium amounts. Trump said premiums will come down and so will deductibles, but I don’t see that happening here. Maybe that will come in phase two.     

       Highlights of the GOP bill

  • Increase  the amount of premium subsidies for younger adults, and reduce the amount for older adults, while allowing subsidies to be used to buy individual plans outside Obamacare exchanges.
  • Allow older adults to be charged premiums that are five times higher the premiums charged younger adults, instead of the 3:1 ratio established by Obamacare.
  • Impose a premium penalty for people who do not maintain continuous health coverage.
  • Convert Medicaid funding for states to a block-grant system.
  • Give states power to request waivers for insurers that allow them to charge people with pre-existing health conditions higher premiums if they let coverage lapse.
  • Establishes funding for states that can be used for “high-risk” individuals, or other purposes.
  • House Passes Republican-Backed Health Care Bill « CBS Philly

 On a bright side the bill eliminates all the Obamacare taxes such as a tax on medical devices I have listed here:

The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House today reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion. The bill abolishes the following taxes imposed by Obama and the Democrat party in 2010 as part of Obamacare:

-Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.

-Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal this is a $270 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama had promised repeatedly that he would not raise any tax on any American earning less than $250,000 per year. He broke the promise when he signed Obamacare. With the passage of the House GOP bill, tens of millions of middle income Americans will get tax relief from Obamacare’s long list of tax hikes.

 As with Obamacare the Senate and Congress are exempt from the bill and have their own healthcare bill which is grossly unfair. I did some research and here is why:

 Republicans are attempting to pass the AHCA through a process called “reconciliation.” This process, created by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, allows the Senate to pass certain bills relating to the federal budget with just a simple majority. There is no need to get 60 votes (and, in this case, some Democratic support) as there is for other legislation.

There are a variety of complex rules governing what matters may and may not be considered through reconciliation.

One of those is that reconciliation must be conducted pursuant to reconciliation instructions passed by both chambers of Congress. That happened earlier this year: Congress sent reconciliation instructions to two Senate committees (Finance; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) that were designed to allow those committees to write bills making changes to healthcare policy.

The problem, as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget explains, is that Congress’ own healthcare is governed by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, and that committee was not sent any reconciliation instructions.

Therefore, if a reconciliation bill makes changes to the way Congress gets its healthcare, it might become subject to a 60-vote threshold, because it addresses a matter that is supposed to be the purview of a committee that doesn’t get to participate in reconciliation this year.

Why would the AHCA need to touch Congress’ healthcare in the first place? Because Obamacare included, at Republican urging, a provision requiring members of Congress and their staffs to buy insurance through the Obamacare exchanges.

That Republicans are in this position at all reflects how rushed and ad-hoc their healthcare policy making process has been. They set about passing reconciliation instructions right after taking office because they hoped to repeal Obamacare very quickly. Since they didn’t know what their eventual repeal strategy would be, they didn’t know which committees would ultimately need reconciliation instructions, and now it’s too late for them to change which ones have them. Here’s why Congress exempted itself from the Obamacare replacement bill – AOL

Maybe if healthcare wasn’t so expensive and we didn’t live in a sue-happy society where doctors pay fortunes in liability insurance then premiums wouldn’t be so high. They never should have touched healthcare in the first place and just have something for the people that don’t have healthcare. The reason Obama did it was to gain control over the population with all these strict rules that affect everyone with government control and regulations over us  and now It’s rolled over to the republican side and we have the American Health Care Act. There’s a good chance it won’t pass in the senate. We’ll just have to see how things play out. In the meantime something has to be done or else Obamacare runs out in about one or two years. At least this is a start.

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Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Naked Magicians. A Hilarious,Magical,’R”Rated Chippendales!!

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The Naked Magicians are two young lads from Australia Christopher Wayne and MikeTyler who have perfected the art of magic combined with the art of striptease with the emphasis on tease. Upon entering the theater there are signs posted saying this act features course language and sexual situations. The course language is four letter words, but used in a very entertaining and intelligent way rather than lewd,crude or obscene. The audience is predominantly female with a few men like myself with their wives and or girlfriends. It was definitely a “girls’ night out” event with the women all too anxious to be chosen when asked for a volunteer from the audience.

The acts and tricks themselves are very difficult to describe as they are long and so visual and really need to be seen so I am including a few links for you to see for yourself.  At no time are they completely naked without something covering their privates whether it be  just their hands or a hat cleverly covering them. The first half of the  90 minute show they are completely dressed doing tricks with audience members chosen and slowly stripping down to covering their privates cleverly.

Australian duo, the Naked Magicians features Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, who take magic to the next level, combining muscles, magic and laughs into one performance.

After several audience members asked them to make their clothes disappear, the 31-year-olds went from best friends to partners in entertainment magic in 2014.

“It’s kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession ever and we couldn’t believe that no one had combined the two things that everyone loves—magic and nudity,” said Wayne.

The duo has been performing together for nearly 20 years. Wayne is the first Australian magician in history to have his own TV series, “More Than Magic,” which aired in Australia, New Zealand, England and the U.S.

Wayne also swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician for corporate events around the world.

 CHRISTOPHER WAYNE

As co-star of The Naked Magicians, Christopher has a wit quicker than Kim Kardashian’s first marriage and often confused as a Macklemore look-a-like. He is proud owner of a freakingly long tongue and an entertainment resume as impressive as his broad climbable shoulders. 

Originally known as the “clothed” magician on Channel 10’s long-running kids TV program, Christopher then became the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series, “More Than Magic” which aired in Australia, New Zealand, England, and USA. Christopher also spent 4 years as the head comedy writer for Queensland’s favourite breakfast radio show “B105” and continues regular guest spots on several radio stations in Australia.

He is happiest on stage in front of thousands of fans with his sleeves up and pants down! Don’t be fooled by his nice guy image, Christopher is more naughty than nice.

MIKE TYLER

The complete package of funny, athletic, sexy and good with his hands… Mike Tyler is perfectly suited to star in the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show.

Getting his gear off has always come naturally to Mike who was a competitive swimmer competing at the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games… keep an eye out for his incredible physique and sporty tan lines on stage as proof! After attending school under scholarship, he completed a university degree but soon realized his dream of becoming an entertainer with a quick wit, modest ego, and incredible sleight-of-hand skill.

At the age of 31, Mike is in a full time relationship with his career, adventure, and travel. He is considered one of Australia’s favourite and most successful entertainers performing over 250 “clothed” shows for the biggest companies and sporting teams in the country. He has performed countless times to millions of people on TV in Australia, New Zealand, and USA while performing magic in 10 countries around the world.

Be careful catching his gaze for too long as Mike is also a highly-skilled comedy hypnotist! Flirt at your own risk…

Here are two tricks they performed:

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 The Naked Magicians on Seven Sharp  (When they performed this trick and the girl threw the cards at Wayne’s pin board ,Mike didn’t throw the knife, instead the girl threw the cards at the pin board and when Chris lifted up his pin board her card was covering his privates.)

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Lies And Deceit Of The Biased, Left Wing, Destroy Trump Media!!!

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Everybody’s shouting which side are you on”-Bob Dylan-Gates of Eden-1968.

During the mid 60’s to mid 80’s I had quite a career in what was then true journalism. I was taught to be objective and always get both sides of a story. To be biased was akin to committing a great crime and you were chastised by an editor for being so. My, how times have changed. Today’s media is so biased, so one sided and leftist that they are turning communistic like the Russian paper Pravda with just propaganda.  ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and most newspapers are all in that category. The only one who is fairly objective is FOX News today. FOX shows you things the rest of the media does not want you to see or censors from you, but who knows how long that will last now that the liberal Murdoch brothers and their liberal wives are in charge.  Now with Trump as president they are all enraged that their candidate Hillary lost and can’t accept that fact and have become completely unhinged everywhere. College students riot if anyone who does not subscribe to their leftist way of thinking dares speak at their college. There was a time when colleges would have speakers from both sides speak without incident. Not today though.

Recently economist and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein told CNN’s Ana Cabera on Sunday that he found Hasan Minhaj’s jokes against President Trump at the White House Correspondents’ dinner to be “sickening.”

Minhaj, a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central, called Trump the “liar-in-chief,” and joked Russian President Vladimir Putin was the true leader of the U.S.

Stein didn’t find humor in Minhaj’s routine.

“I thought what Mr. Minhaj said was sickening. Frankly, I felt like vomiting, and I couldn’t watch it for very long,” Stein said.

The CNN host was shocked to hear Stein’s reaction and asked him to elaborate.

“I think it’s stunning to belittle and attack and mock a President at such a base and villainous level, and to describe him as a Soviet agent and ‘liar-in-chief,’ especially to the media,” he responded.

The former Nixon speechwriter found it ironic that the media, “a sharp instrument of the left” that “Trump has managed to turn on its head,” took Saturday night off to laugh at the president.

“They’re laughing — they should be laughing at themselves, not laughing at him,” Stein said.

The CNN host interjected in defense of the media. “You know, our job as journalists is to hold their feet to the fire, to hold government — elected officials accountable. And, of course, Presidents and people in power don’t always like that,” Cabera said.

But Stein said the media’s treatment of Trump has been unprecedented.

“So I’m not a huge fan of his, but the level of attack on him by the media has been so vicious, I’ve never seen anything like it. And every day’s newspaper has got more stories attacking him, attacking him, attacking him,” he said.

“They just don’t give the guy a break.” Ben Stein Rails Against Media’s ‘Vicious’ Treatment Of Trump

Ben is exactly right and to Cabera I say that your job is to report the news as it  happens  to inform everyone.  As far as holding the president accountable and his feet to the fire, where were all the media folks holding Obama accountable as he set out to destroy America. They were too busy having orgasm after orgasm over him and they still are.

One of the biggest purveyors of lies and deceit against Trump is the Huffington Post. They had an article the other day on Trump’s first 100 days and gave him very low marks.  If they were fair and balanced they would note all the incredible positive things he has accomplished in 100 days more than Obama did in eight years, but they don’t  because it doesn’t fit in with their left wing agenda.

First they said he failed to turn over his tax returns. What’s the big deal with that anyway? I could care less about his tax returns. I just want someone to clean up Obama’s mess and put our country back in order again. Trump said he is under audit and would release them when the audit is over. His tax returns are not like the average American with just a few pages. His returns are at least 300 pages. Do you want to go thru a lot of legalese mumbo jumbo only a tax lawyer can understand to read through all of that? Like I said I could care less about his taxes.

Secondly they said he failed to repeal and replace Obamcare. That was not his fault  that was the RINOS in his administration that don’t want to touch it. Besides it took Obama 17 months to get his plan passed. Trump has only been in four months. He has another vote this week.

Third they said he failed to get the wall built and Mexico said they won’t pay for it. That is ridiculous. The wall will take years to build and there are architects   submitting plans for it now. Mexico will pay for it when Trump taxes their imports. He said we may have to fund it ourselves at first, but Mexico will reimburse us through his import tax. Do some research Huffington Post.

April 29, 2017 marked President Trump’s 100th day as our President. The media wants the country and the world to think Trump has been a failure during this time, but NOTHING could be further from the TRUTH! Here is a list of Trump’s accomplishments in 100 days that most people give him A’s and B’s for:

  1. Illegal immigration is DOWN  67%!
  2. Allied spending is UP $10 billion!
  3. Trump’s nominee, Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice!
  4. In just ONE month since he’s been president, 298,000 NEW JOBS were added! It is up to 500,000 now.
  5. President Trump has had successful, important meetings with many foreign leaders, including the Chinese President and Japan’s Prime Minister, and more!
  6. The U.S. Stock Market has had multiple record highs since Trump’s inauguration!
  7. U.S. debt has decreased by $100 billion!
  8. Housing sales are RED HOT!
  9. President Trump has signed MANY executive orders, to get his, and OUR, goals met.  See the complete list of Presidential actions at WhiteHouse.gov.
  10. President Trump is leading the march in standing up to Kim Jung-Un of N. Korea and to chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

11.President Trump has made Americans aware (those of us that are paying attention, anyway), that the mainstream media has been selling LIES and FAKE NEWS for too long!   He has cancelled the TPP partnership that would have sent jobs overseas and now more companies like Ford, Chrysler, Intel and others are building and hiring here instead of overseas. He also has cancelled many of Obama’s regulations that were hindering companies from hiring. SPREAD THE WORD! The Media Is Hiding These 11 Unbelievable Things Trump Did In

Recently Shepard Smith on FOX chastised Trump for treating them like children and calling most news stations fake news. Trump is right Shep. You do act like children stamping your feet to get your way all because you are so po’ed that your gal Hillary didn’t get in. It shows. There is a saying that says ‘if we could see ourselves as others see us things would be a whole lot different.’ It shows with today’s  liberal media.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Uncategorized