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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.

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
Other video source: Here.
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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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

$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.


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.

Media Reports:

Info via the Obama administration:
Obamacare regulations (Issued on Wednesday, January 30, 2013)

HHS rule (Filed 01/30/2013)

IRS rule (Filed 01/30/2013)

Health Insurance Marketplace

Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)

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Obamacare Medical Device Tax begins in 2013

Posted by FactReal on December 6, 2012

The IRS released yesterday the final rules for a new tax on medical devices to help foot the bill for Obamacare. Beginning in 2013, a 2.3% tax will be imposed on medical devices, such as thermometers, MRI machines, surgical sutures, knee replacement implants, pacemakers, tongue depressors, products sold for humanitarian reasons (i.e., experimental cancer treatment devices), etc., etc. This Obamacare tax will increase health care costs and will hit hospitals, doctors…and patients.

Bad news for Americans:

The tax, which begins in 2013, will not only hurt jobs but increase costs and stifle medical innovation. It affects companies that manufacture or import certain medical devices, which includes everything from surgical scalpels to MRI machines. The tax will make it more difficult for manufacturers to supply hospitals and caregivers with devices at an affordable price.

“All tax increases have negative economic effects because higher taxes take resources from the productive hands of the private sector and transfer them to the wasteful hands of politicians,” explains Curtis Dubay, a Senior Analyst in Tax Policy at The Heritage Foundation.

Politico reported:

The 2.3 percent excise tax on many medical devices, which is part of the 2010 health care law, takes effect Jan. 1. On Wednesday, an Internal Revenue Service final rule detailed plans to levy the tax. […]

The 58-page device rule lays out a tax structure for an industry that manufactures everything from thermometers to MRI machines. Notably, the law exempts basic consumer items — such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and anything “generally purchased by the general public at retail for individual use.” […]

“This final rule does nothing to prevent the loss of jobs and innovation that has already occurred as a result of the medical device tax and will unfortunately continue if we do not repeal this bad policy,” Mark Leahey, president and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association… […]

More than 800 companies and organizations recently signed on to a letter to Senate leadership calling for its repeal. The industry says tens of thousands of high-paying jobs are threatened…Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, said in a statement. “…While Washington talks about a fiscal cliff, this tax could push us off an innovation cliff, costing as many as 43,000 jobs and hurting the ability of medical technology companies to find tomorrow’s treatments and cures.

Reuters added:

In one potentially problematic aspect of the tax, companies selling dual-use products to medical and non-medical customers must pay the tax on those products, potentially putting them at a competitive disadvantage…

For example, it remains “an open question” when latex gloves come under the tax…

IRS Regulations:


ObamaCare Taxes to hit your Wallet in 2013

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ObamaCare Taxes to hit your Wallet in 2013

Posted by FactReal on December 4, 2012

Late on Friday when Americans were paying less attention to the news, the IRS released new tax rules for 2013 to finance ObamaCare. These taxes will not only hit the “rich”, but also small businesses … and ultimately, most Americans. Why? Because when you raise taxes on activity, you lessen the activity. If small businesses have to pay more in taxes, they will have less money to hire Americans or to invest in new machinery, etc. Who will work harder or invest more if government is just going to confiscate it in the form of taxes?

The Obamacare tax hikes will also affect Americans who sell their houses or whose earnings come from capital gains (profit from the sell of a capital asset, i.e., mutual funds, bonds, stocks, real estate, etc.)

Americans benefit when capital gains taxes are low, because that incentivizes people with money “to take risks and invest in the economy…which will create jobs for others…and get the economy rolling.” But liberal minds do not care about this, they care more about destroying the so-called rich and inciting class warfare.

Obamacare Taxes We will Pay
Reuters reported yesterday:

The Internal Revenue Service has released new rules for investment income taxes on capital gains and dividends earned by high-income individuals that passed Congress as part of the 2010 healthcare reform law.

The 3.8 percent surtax on investment income, meant to help pay for healthcare, goes into effect in 2013. It is the first surtax to be applied to capital gains and dividend income.

The tax affects only individuals with more than $200,000 in modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), and married couples filing jointly with more than $250,000 of MAGI.

The tax applies to a broad range of investment securities ranging from stocks and bonds to commodity securities and specialized derivatives.

The 159 pages of rules spell out when the tax applies to trusts and annuities, as well as to individual securities traders.

Released late on Friday, the new regulations include a 0.9 percent healthcare tax on wages for high-income individuals.


To illustrate when the tax applies, the IRS offered an example of a taxpayer filing as a single individual who makes $180,000 in wage income plus $90,000 from investment income. The individual’s modified adjusted gross
income is $270,000.

The 3.8 percent tax applies to the $70,000, and the individual would pay $2,660 in surtaxes, the IRS said.

Read more:
Obamacare Medical Device Tax begins in 2013

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FACTS: Joe Garcia, Democrat Candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District (FL-26)

Posted by FactReal on October 31, 2012

In 2010, we did an extensive reporting on Democrat (leftist) Joe Garcia, who is currently running against Republican David Rivera for Florida’s newly redrawn 26th Congressional District (FL-26).

Below is a reprint of a 2010 post which summarized in one page many of our reports. Each link will take you to more facts and/or primary sources about Joe Garcia. Note: In 2010, Garcia and Rivera were fighting for the 25th congressional district (FL-25).

THE REAL JOE GARCIA – Videos, Public Records, Donors…

Posted by FactReal on October 25, 2010


Who is Joe Garcia?

Joe Garcia will be a rubber stamp for Pelosi and Obama:
Joe Garcia would have voted for the bailouts (Video)
Joe Garcia would have voted for ObamaCare but could not say how to pay for it.
Joe Garcia and his leftists views: He favors bailouts, ObamaCare, high taxes, abortion, illegal immigration, gun control.
Joe Garcia and Obama love high energy prices (Video)

Lobbyists are major donors to Joe Garcia’s campaign, but leftists like Joe Garcia love to publicly demonize the lobbyists and accuse their opponents of being bought by ‘special interests.’

Cuba is on the list of States Sponsors of Terror, but many Joe Garcia’s donors are from travel agencies or charter companies that want to be in business with Fidel Castro. Remember, these companies have to be in good standing with Castro to be allowed to land and do business in Cuba. Castro will not let anyone land on Cuban soil without his permission and without benefiting himself.
Joe Garcia donors linked to Fidel Castro:
John H. Cabanas, more here
Richard Reposa, more here.
Alfredo Duran, more here
Ramon Cernuda
Augusto Maxwell
Magda Montiel Davis
Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) (more here)
His friend famous for his scandals, violence, corruption: Raul Martinez
Joe Garcia’s donor is the same rich investor behind Amendment #4: Chris Findlater
Joe Garcia’s leftist donors hide behind a committee to attack David Rivera with ads:
Jorge Mas Santos (from the Cuban American National Foundation),
Carlos Saladrigas (from the Cuba Study Group), and Chris Findlater.
Nancy Pelosi came to Miami to raise funds for Joe Garcia (Photos)


Democrats’ flyer promote fake-Tea-Party candidate Roly Arrojo
Joe Garcia connection to fake-Tea-Party candidate Roly Arrojo
Joe Garcia’s cohorts sue to remove GOP David Rivera off the ballot
Big Democrat donors are behind lawsuit trying to kick David Rivera off the ballot
Update 10/27/2010: Judge dismisses Democrats’ lawsuit trying to kick Rivera off the ballot

Via FactReal on YouTube
Joe Garcia’s Donor John Cabanas Linked to Castro
Chameleon-Joe-Garcia would have voted for ObamaCare
Bailout-Joe-Garcia would have voted for Bailouts
Joe Garcia & Obama Love High Energy Prices
Joe Garcia’s Friend Raul Martinez Punching a Protester

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