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Viral Vid: In front of Obama, Dr. Carson Slams Obamacare, US Debt, Political Correctness…

Posted by FactReal on February 9, 2013

In front of the Obamas, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson gave a great speech at Thursday’s Annual National Prayer Breakfast where he railed against Obamacare, political correctness, poor education, death panels, moral decay, taxes, America’s current fiscal policy, etc. Carson offered solutions as well. As alternative to Obamacare, Carson proposed a program where newborn babies are given health savings account.

Dr. Benjamin Carson’s Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (2/7/2013)

Other video source: Here, and here.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM DR. CARSON’S SPEECH

Dr. Carson spoke about the U.S. debt:

One of our big problems right now … our deficit is our a big problem … Our national debt, 16 and a half trillion dollars — you think that’s not a lot of money? Count one number per second, … you know how long it would take to count to one trillion — 507,000 years!

Dr. Carson talked about a simpler taxation system:

What we need to do is come up with something that’s simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.

We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe. He didn’t say if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course, you’ve got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, ‘Well that’s not fair because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.’ Where does it say you’ve got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don’t need to hurt him. It’s that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs.

Dr. Carson proposed an alternative to ObamaCare:

Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed — pretax — from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members, so that when you’re 85 years old and you got six diseases, you’re not trying to spend up everything. You’re happy to pass it on and there’s nobody talking about death panels. Number one.

And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money. Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care.

Dr. Carson Tells Hannity Why He Spoke Out Against Obama’s Policies To Obama’s Face
(2/8/2013)
Other video source: Here.
MORE
- 7 Fascinating Facts about Dr. Carson
- Dr. Ben Carson’s life was dramatized in the 2009 film ‘Gifted Hands’
- Dr. Ben Carson on Impact of ObamaCare on Patients (Video) (Nov 15, 2012)
- Dr. Ben Carson’s Speech on America’s current social and political landscape (Video) (Feb 24, 2012)
- Dr. Ben Carson’s Interview with Robert H. Schuller at Crystal Cathedral Ministries (Video) (2009?)
- White House hang up on Dr. Carson because he is an Independent, not a Democrat (Jul 05, 2012)

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ObamaCare/FDA to Supermarkets: Jail Time or Food-Labeling

Posted by FactReal on February 6, 2013

USING OBAMACARE, THE FDA PROPOSES NEW FOOD LABELING RULE
Penalty: Jail time and thousands of dollars worth of fines.
Costs: $1 billion cost per year for grocery stores; higher prices for consumers

But remember it’s all for “your own good”…because “government knows best.”

Shannon Bream reported today:

If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery  store could get a tad pricier.

Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from  the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience  store owners — to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone. [...]

The rule stems from an ObamaCare mandate that restaurants provide nutrition  information on menus. Most in the restaurant industry were supportive of the  idea, but when the FDA decided to extend the provision to also affect thousands  of supermarkets and convenience stores, the backlash was swift.

The proposed regulation would require store owners to label prepared, unpackaged foods found in salad bars and food bars, soups and bakery items. Erik  Lieberman, regulatory counsel at the Food Marketing Institute, said testing  foods for nutritional data will require either expensive software or even more costly off-site laboratory assessments.

Lieberman said failure to get it right comes with stiff penalties: “If  you get it wrong, it’s a federal crime, and you could face jail time and thousands of dollars worth of fines.”

(Click link or image below to watch video)

Video: Regulation in ObamaCare Will Impact Grocery Store Food Items
Via Fox News, January 27, 2013

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Highlights from the video:
Erik Lieberman, regulatory counsel at the Food Marketing Institute, and Shannon Bream explain:

“This is a federal regulation — in proposed stage right now — that stems from the health care law [ObamaCare] and basically says that supermarkets are going to have to label all kinds of foods.”

“If you don’t label it, supermarkets face thousands of dollars worth of fines and executives supermarkets could be put in federal jails.”

You can go to jail if you don’t label the foods correctly under this federal regulation.”

“And this is a sweeping regulation that affects thousands of items in the supermarket.”

“Because of this we could see a number of items going away and I can guarantee you that shoppers are going to see higher prices at the register.”

“There’s not a single study out there which shows that labeling reduces obesity rates.”

“We’ve estimated that it would be $1 billion dollars worth of burden in the first year alone.”

“This is a huge burden. Before we sell an item — like this apple pie — we have to send it to a laboratory for analysis, we have to compile eight different records on the item, we have to put that sign up there which says 300 calories.”

“We have to invest a lot of money to do this and this is money that we’re not investing in creating jobs or developing our stores and — savings that we can’t pass on to consumers.”

“If you don’t get it right someone’s going to jail.”

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Obama Fake Concession on Birth-Control Mandate

Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2013

More bad news about Obamacare:
- HHS Mandate: Another Offensive Update
- White House comes up with new shell game to pretend it isn’t forcing contraception coverage

RELATED
- $9 Birth Control Pills at Target, Walmart
- Rules for Obamacare Mandate Tax Issued by IRS & HHS (1/30/2013)

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Rules for Obamacare Mandate Tax Issued by IRS & HHS

Posted by FactReal on January 31, 2013

On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department, and Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued regulations on Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires nearly all taxpayers without it to purchase health insurance next year.

The Hill reported yesterday:

The Obama administration took new steps Wednesday toward implementing the individual mandate in its signature healthcare law, downplaying the scope of the unpopular provision … The mandate requires most taxpayers to either buy insurance or pay a fine to the IRS. It’s one of the most politically unpopular provisions of the healthcare law, and was at the core of last year’s historic Supreme Court case over the healthcare law.

HHS referred to the politically charged provision as a system of “shared responsibility” payments.

The mandate penalty “applies only to the limited group of taxpayers who choose to spend a substantial period of time without coverage despite having ready access to affordable coverage,” HHS said in a fact sheet on the new rules.

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In 2014, people who choose not to buy insurance and don’t quality for an exemption from the mandate will have to pay a fine of $95. The penalty increases to $695 by 2016, and then rises annually based on a pre-determined formula.

Gateway Pundit remind us:

The Congressional Budget Office determined in 2012 that millions of Americans will get socked by the Obamacare mandate tax, 80 percent of whom are middle income citizens.

SOURCES
Media Reports:
●http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/280117-obama-administration-implements-health-laws-individual-mandate

Info via the Obama administration:
Obamacare regulations (Issued on Wednesday, January 30, 2013)
●http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Fact-Sheet-on-Proposed-Affordable-Care-Act-Regulations.aspx

HHS rule (Filed 01/30/2013)
●http://ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2013-02139_PI.pdf

IRS rule (Filed 01/30/2013)
●http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2013-02141_PI.pdf

Health Insurance Marketplace
●http://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/index.html

Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)
●http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html

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