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Video of the final three segments is right below the fold:
Save Jersey is returning to Dom Time tonight (Monday 4/17) at 7:00 p.m., Save Jerseyans!
Tonight’s discussion will center on the latest developments in the ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) saga. Of course, absolutely none of what’s happening surprises those of us who were opposed to this atrocity from day #1; “loopholes” are leaving working folks behind and compelling its authors to change their own employment plans! Joining me to presumably articulate an opposite position will be Elliot Griffin of the Philadelphia Young Democrats. It should be a good time!
Have a little educational fun in the interim by visiting our own ObamaCare archives. Save Jerseyans in or below the Ocean County/Trenton line should be able to watch on Verizon ch. 19 or Comcast ch. 21. Those of you hailing from other regions can visit WMNC44-TV’s website.
Here are the latest developments from New Jersey’s wacky U.S. Senate special, Save Jerseyans:
(1) According to Matt Friedman of NJ.com, the law firm of Somerset County’s Democrat Chairwoman has filed suit in Mercer to challenge Chris Christie’s October election plan. Governor Christie specifically cited concerns about a Court challenge underlying his choice of an October date; the Appellate Division will now have to decide whether the Christie legal team properly interpreted undeniably conflicting state legal provisions on the topics.
(2) The Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate campaign reports picking up the endorsement of Camden County Chairman Tom Booth; Lonegan picked up the support of long-time ally, Bergen County GOP Chair Bob Yudin, on Thursday afternoon. I know of at least a couple of other chairs who are patiently waiting to see if any other credible candidates emerge over the next 24 hours before embracing the former AFP-NJ chieftain who has often had an adversarial relationship with the GOP establishment…
(3) …and it’s possible someone else might emerge over the next 24 hours. Just not very likely. We already know that supporters are circulating petitions for anti-ObamaCare activist Dr. Alieta Eck and I’ve heard credible but unspecific reports of other individuals trying their hands at it, too. At this point, however, you’ve got to consider Steve Lonegan the frontrunner given his name recognition among the state GOP base. Team Christie seem completely disinterested in fielding a candidate of its own, and the normal pool of possible contenders are all taking a pass.
When I know more then you will, too, Save Jerseyans…
We’ve got an update from the front lines of the war Democrats have been waging on America’s wallets, Save Jerseyans:
For 32 days in a row, gas prices have risen across America. 32 consecutive days where the same exact gas cost more that day than it did the day before. That is a record! President Obama keeps getting closer to his goal of $5.00 a gallon gas. Can you afford it?
And yesterday Obama announced that he wants to raise taxes AGAIN! On January 1, Obama said he was only raising taxes on millionaires, and EVERYONE IN AMERICA’S PAYCHECK GOT SMALLER! Makes you wonder what economic pain for working Americans he has planned this time around?
And all the while, we continue hearing reports that Obamacare is running out of money before it even gets started? I know I have, and it’s brought smiles to a lot of people’s faces, ’cause they think that means Obamacare is dead. Well, I got some bad news for you, Save Jerseyans. Obama has a choice to either kill Obamacare because it has no money or raise taxes to get Obamacare money. What do you think he is gonna choose?
And here in New Jersey, Senator Frank Lautenberg has announced he is retiring at the end of his current term, but between now and then he’s promised to fully back Obama’s spending policies 100%!
Sorry for the grim report, but now I’ve gotta hurry back to the front lines, folks. Till next time!
Deal with it yourselves.
“My administration is committed to meeting our obligation to comply with the Affordable Care Act, but only in a manner that is the most effective and efficient for the residents of New Jersey and the businesses that will carry the costs of this new program,” said Christie via a letter announcing his decision.
Click here to read Christie’s full letter to DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius delivering the “bad” news.
But it’s good news for New Jersey, folks. Or more specifically, good news for those of us who want to see this ghastly legislation fail after our failed attempts to defeat it through the courts and ballot boxes. Christie’s decision is in-line with those of 25 other states including our neighbor Pennsylvania; in essence, this move leaves it up to the federal government to run its own “online” insurance marketplace…
Is the incredibly flawed ObamaCare package a notable exception? Precisely because it’s so incredibly flawed?
Some news from the AP:
Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical problems who can’t get private insurance.
In an afternoon teleconference with state counterparts, administration officials said Friday the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will stop taking new applications. People already in the plan will not lose coverage.”
Can you see the cracks in this monstrosity, Save Jerseyans?
Over 1,000 waivers issued in the immediate aftermath of the legislation’s adoption. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the forced state expansion of Medicare (a program which the Obama Administration took $716 billion out of to pay for ObamaCare). Governors including our own Chris Christie refusing to set up state exchanges. Even Democrats privately admit what conservatives have been saying since the Roberts Court upheld the individual mandate as a tax: that eventually, Washington, D.C. simply won’t be able to pay for it over the long haul.
It may only be a matter of “when” rather than “if” this ghastly experiments collapses under its own weight. No election, ruling or tax hike can alter the laws of physics!
By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
An article popped up today on NewJerseyNewsroom.com earlier this week and the title caught my attention:
Health Care Travesty: Insurers Raising Rates by Double Digits Despite Obamacare
Or because of ObamaCare?
None of this is a suprise, folks! We’ve been talking about this eventuality for years, and we’re obviously not alone. ObamaCare is a disaster. A toxic combination of taxes, mandates, regulation and just plain sloppy legislative writting is going to drive insurance rates through the roof. Corporate greed doesn’t have anything to do with it. Public sector greed — and governmental incompetence — are the true culprits.
And so what if profits went up 23% in the third quarter of 2012? The Newsroom article’s author is sure concerned about it. But in the first quarter of 2011,
General Government Electric (GE) saw a 77% jump in profits. Where are the snarky articles demanding that the notoriously Obama Administration-intertwined GE pay its fair share of taxes?
Meanwhile, you still have other chattering heads blaming businesses for cutting back under the weight of ObamaCare. It’s like blaming a victim for the crime!
Good grief… am I the only one paying attention? I know I’m not, folks, but sometimes it feels that way. I’m sure you empathise…
By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog
That’s because as soon as ball dropped in Times Square, Democrats declared war on your wallet!
Don’t believe me? Well, let’s take a look.
Start on the national level.
First, you’ve got Obamacare…