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"The ultimate authority ... resides in the people alone. [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other
nation ... forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any..." -- James Madison (1788)
Washington Post: 13 Minutes of Hillary's Lies * click *
The last episode of Dragnet spells it right out! * click here *
New Website: Lying Crooked Hillary.com * click here *
Wait a minute --
doesn't Donald Trump have a valid point here??
Why doesn't the Media pick up on this glaring statement: According to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences, the sex and ethnicity of
a judge "may and will make a difference in our judging"
Read this article in The Daily Caller HERE *
and this story by Eric Bolling:
If You Have a Problem with Trump You Have a Problem with Justice Sotomayor (click)
In-depth analysis: Are We At War? and Against Whom?
Get this! Bill Maher says Liberals Are in DENIAL About Islam!
* click for YouTube video *
Look at KCGOP's video about upcoming parades!! * click *
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of Selected Events
dinner: 6 pm; meeting 7:00
1433 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah 98027
meets on 1st Thursdays
Click here for map
July 7, Thursday, 6pm
Tea Party Patriots POTLUCK PICNIC
& FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Spaghetti Feed -- we provide;
donations always welcome
please bring salads / desserts / beverages
14922 SE 232nd Street
Just off 148th - 232nd street sign is red & white with flag on top
RKC-TPP regularly meets at the Fairwood Country Club on 1st Thursdays
July 11, Mon, 6:30/7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting
Come early!-- Mingle at 6:30
Not just for PCOs --
anyone [right-leaning] can attend!
Issaquah Police Station
130 E Sunset Way
we're trying to meet on 2nd Mondays now -- or third -- depends on the city calendar...
Future meetings: Aug 22, Sept 19
For map, click here
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina --
or is that "America" ---
A cautionary tale of what's to come
"Hello. We're your new neighbors -- now you move your pig farm!"
The farmer's reaction is great! (Fox News)
Gun Control for Dummies *click for video*
How well do you know your country?
Click here for Bill O'Reilly's quiz
Here's some inspiration:
My Beautiful America
The Charlie Daniels Band (YouTube)
The Godless Left:
Dana Loesch video on NRA News
Click HERE for her Facebook page
and HERE for her radio show info (1590 KLFE)
Another great book! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates:
The Forgotten War that Changed American History * click *
by Brian Kilmeade (of Fox News)
Military -- Pay It Forward
NetHugs/CBS News * click *
Something to think about--
We gun owners don't carry for you
* click for editorial *
What Bill Whittle loves about Donald Trump (* click *)
Socialism in Denmark --
is this REALLY what you want, Bernie?
(* click *)
Poll: 20% of British Muslims Sympathize with Terrorists
Remember Cecil the lion?
When Hunters Leave Africa
(Patriot Post) * click *
Soaring Valor (short film) WWII
Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood May End Gun-Free Zones
...alas, babies remain unprotected...
* click for story *
would like to give this
definitely worth your time!
* click to read it HERE *
Are we being lied to?
"The Religion of Peace"
James Shott, Patriot Post: "Clearing the Air on Fossil Fuels" * click *
New Study turns "climate change" upside down * click *
Scientific Paper written to the unprejudiced person:
"CARBON DIOXIDE: The Good News
click HERE for PDF
...instead, you should worry about Global COOLING... *click*
WMDs found in Iraq *click*
Leaked video - 3 minutes definitely worth your time
- The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.
- But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC
and New Orleans, the US is 4th from the bottom for Murders.
- These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States
- ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats.
- It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?
The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America:
- America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
- Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
- They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
- Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
- The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other
countries only dream about.
- They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet
they want America to be more like those other countries.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on
an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated
upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the
English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Put your thinking caps on: How Can We Reach Low-Information Voters???
The ones that don't know that they "don't know" but think they know everything? -- including that they think they know everything about
E-mail your comments/suggestions here (click)
Free people are not equal.
Equal people are not free.
Concealed Carry? Click here for info (PDF)
Crusades vs. Jihad illustrated:
The Real Truth (click for Youtube video)
A gun is like a parachute. If you need one,
and don't have one, you'll never need one again.
UN "Global warming" head says it's
all within the normal range
click here for the abstract by Dr. Philip J. Lloyd,
Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown
* * * * *
as reported in
The Daily Caller (click)
Weather Channel Founder discusses "Global Warming"
Click HERE for video from American Prosperity.com
SWITCH: GREENPEACE CO-FOUNDER
IS A "GLOBAL WARMING" SKEPTIC
Click HERE for news article
and HERE for his Video
Study: Global Warming: NOT
Newsmax article - Click HERE
Do Illegal Votes By Non-Citizens Sometimes
Determine Elections Here In The
Excellent article from Sound Politics
"Compromise is fine, as long as it's in my direction"
Gun "rights?" Yes! Click HERE
Bill Whittle explains why as the "Virtual President"
An example for all:
When Harry Truman left the White House *click*
Shooters Grill - Rifle, CO
Click for YouTube Video
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS
Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. Romney gave the homeless person his business card and told him to
come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.
Hillary was very impressed. So, when they came to another homeless person, she decided to help as well. She walked over to the homeless person and gave him
directions to the welfare office. She then reached into Romney's pocket and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless person $5.
Now, do you understand the difference?
If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed.
If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain
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From her own mouth:
My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition
it faced early on, you know... the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the
bigger picture, and we didn't do that, and I'm proud of that. Very proud. I would say that's a major accomplishment."
- Hillary Clinton, March 11, 2014
ALL Patriots should belong to the NRA!
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You should be a PCO in your
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This Fifth-grader gets it right (Youtube video)
A Liberal's paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free
comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.
And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It's called "Prison."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
Printed in a 1949 Newspaper:
ODE TO THE WELFARE STATE
Mr. Truman's St. Paul, Minn., pie-for-everybody speech last night
reminded us that, at the tail-end of the recent session of Congress,
Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the
Congressional Record the following poem, describing its author only as
"a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia":
Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
We're living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington.
We've left it up to Uncle Sam,
So don't get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn--
We've all been subsidized.
But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He's going to use for money.
Don't worry, bub, there's not a hitch
In this here noble plan--
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.
But, father, won't there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.
Get Fired Up with this video from the National Tea Party
of motivation from Thomas Payne
Letter to Senators Murray & Cantwell
from lifelong Oak Harbor Democrat
Barack Obama is not Seeking "legacy" --
Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal spin on issues pertaining to race and culture...
* click for her take*
Gotta Love Millenials
the Millenial Song
(Joel Frank, YouTube)
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July 18-21 2016
Republican National Convention - Cleveland
July 28-28 2016
Comic relief: Demonrats National
Convention - Philly
August 2 2016
regular PRIMARY ELECTION
July 4 -- Deadline for voter registration, address change
July 25 -- Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in-person only)
November 8 2016
October 10 -- Deadline for voter registration, address change
October 31 -- Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in-person only)
As promised, the Election Stuff:
From the pooled caucuses on Feb 20th, 254 Delegates have been elected to attend the 5th District Caucus April 2nd and the KCGOP Convention April 16th. On April 2nd,
41 Delegates were elected to attend the State Convention. The 41 from the 5th LD are part of 1500 who attend the state convention in Pasco.
There are 346 Delegates from all LDs in King County going to State, plus a few automatic ones, like the KC Chair, State Committeeman, State Committeewomen, etc.,
making a total of 354.
What should be simple, gets complicated: At the State Convention, 44 Delegates will be elected to go to the national RNC Convention in Cleveland:
30 of these are CONGRESSIONAL delegates. -- three from each of 10 CDs. Washington's CD Delegates will be allocated proportionally; a candidate must win at least 20
percent of the primary vote within a district in order to be eligible to receive any of that district's delegates. If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the
district vote, he or she will receive all of that district's delegates. If only one candidates breaks the 20 percent threshold, that candidate will receive all of
the district's delegates. If two candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the first place finisher will receive two of the district's delegates,
and the second place finisher will receive one. If three candidates each receive more than 20 percent of the district vote, each candidate will receive one of the
district's delegates. If four candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the top three finishers will each receive one delegate.
11 are at-large delegates -- Washington's at-large delegates will be allocated on a proportional basis; a candidate must win at least 20 percent of the statewide
primary vote in order to be eligible to receive any of the state's at-large delegates.
Three super-delegates In addition, three national party leaders will serve as bound delegates to the Republican National Convention. These are the WSRP Chair,
Susan Hutchinson, and the State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. These RNC delegates will be required to pledge their support to the winner of the state's
primary. This is on the first ballot only. After that, anything's possible.
2472 delegates from around the country will attend the RNC Convention in Cleveland--
it takes a majority,
1237, to secure the nomination.
Click here for RNC Information, courtesy of the WSRP.
What's My Precinct? Click * here *
Other Elected Officials that need to be Replaced
|Slot||Name||Up for reelection in:|
|US Senate||Maria Cantwell||2018|
|US Congress 2nd District||Rick Larsen||2016|
|US Congress 6th District (Pierce Co.)||Derek Kilmer||2016|
|US Congress 7th District (Seattle)||Jim McDermott - retiring||2016|
|WA State Attorney General||Bob Ferguson||2016|
|WA Commissioner of Public Lands||Peter Goldmark||2016|
|WA Supt of Public Instruction||Randy Dorn - retiring||2016|
|WA Insurance Commissioner||Mike Kreidler||2016|
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Charlie Wiggins|
Dave Larson (conservative) running against him
Activist Judges -- The following judges (6-year term)
voted against charter schools:
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Debra Stephens (got $1900 from WEA)||2020|
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Mary Yu (got $1900 from WEA)|
David DeWolfe (conservative) running against her
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Charles Johnson (got $1900 from WEA)||2020|
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Susan Owens (got $1800 from WEA but in 2006 they gave $50,000 to her PAC)||2018|
|WA Supreme Court Judge||Barbara Madsen|
Greg Zempel (conservative) running against her
|For details, see Danny Westneat's column in
the Seattle Times|
Obama's Recovery in Nine Charts
How left is REALLY far left?
BERNIE's life before he was a Senator
What The American Thinker researched... * click *
Jay Inslee goes on a wild attack of Senate Repubs!
Click HERE for Senate Transportation Committee Chair's response!
Book of the month -- You Will Be Made To Care:
The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe (Regnery)
By Erick Erickson, Fox contributor, EIB guest host, and founder of the new website TheResurgent.com
In the February Limbaugh Letter, he is featured in a five-page interview. By Rush, of course!
From the Of Course You Knew It
Washington Free Beacon:
141 U.S. Counties have more
registered voters than people
Click here for story
What Egyptian TV says about Obama. Really! (Memri-TV)
Ben Shapiro's response
to Ben Affleck on "the MYTH of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority" -- click HERE
Conservative Post video:
What gun grabbing has done
Conservative Post video:
Canadian Gun Grabbing = Confiscation
We the People- - - Open letter/VIDEO to BHO
In May of 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany,
the Allied Forces obtained a copy of the Communist Rules for Revolution. Fifty years later the Reds are still following these rules.
A. Corrupt the young, get them away from religion, get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:
1. Get the people's minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
3.Destroy the people's faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy.
[obloquy=the condition of one that is discredited; bad repute]
4. Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
5. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries; encourage civil disorders and foster lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.
7. By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, confidence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view toward confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.
Compare with Saul Alinksky's Rules for Radicals--
Saul Alinsky died about 44 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today...
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals
Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ?
All eight rules are currently in play.
How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.
1) Healthcare- Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for
them to live.
3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control- Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion - Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support
of the poor.
Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States ?
Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.
Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."
The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.
If people can read this and still say everything is just fine... they are the "useful idiots."
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
A Soldier's Pledge:
for inspiration (Ronaldus Magnus)
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be"
Where did our rights come from?
"God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have
removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His
justice cannot sleep forever."
Thomas Jefferson, 1774
Read the whole piece here (Patriot Post)
The Philosophy of ISIS:
In-depth report from Graeme Wood / The Atlantic
What the Left thinks: Just what is a "Progressive?"
Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College nails it
in this excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of Imprimus:
The left and some on the right, in both political parties in America, have styled themselves "progressive" for more than 100 years. Progress to them is a
process of history. In that process, people and peoples are transformed and can be elevated. Time and circumstance define the being of man and of everything else.
This process of social evolution makes our grandest universal statements in any time not really universal, but merely products of their own time. When the Declaration
of Independence says, "all men are created equal," it understands itself to be asserting an abiding and universal fact. When it appeals to the "Laws of Nature and
of Nature's God," it refers to laws above the authority of man and continuing without fail through all time and everywhere. Progressives understand such laws as only
time-bound assertions, the product of prevailing circumstances. Early Progressives were fond of saying that those universal assertions were good things for their time,
and history was made better for them, even though they were wrong at the time in their claims of being universal. They can have permanence, by this way of thinking,
only if they can assume new meanings as new circumstances arise.
For Progressives, we discover the real truth about these matters by a certain kind of scientific inquiry, an inquiry into history. And once we begin that inquiry,
it becomes sovereign. If everything is to change, and we are simply creatures of that change, we can win our freedom by taking control of the process of change.
Guided by highly-trained people, scientists and social scientists, we can direct the society to become a new society, its people a new people. The work of these
scientific people is very important, perhaps even sovereign. They have a standing independent of the will of the governed, previously thought self-governing by
nature. These scientists are the makers of the future, and in making the future the people are the subject of their experiments.
Since the wave election last month, we have been treated to videos of Professor John Gruber, an MIT social scientist. He has been dining out since 2010 on his
experience as one of the "architects of Obamacare." He was paid, at last count, $400,000 by the federal government, and something over $1.5 million by several
state governments in aggregate to practice his architecture. Now he is on video telling the story. The architects of Obamacare figured out that if they described
the health care law as it was, the American people would not go for it. They are "stupid," in Professor Gruber's estimation. They are stupid at least in this respect:
If the complex bill could be called something other than it was, then the bill could pass and people could be introduced to its wonders. They would be able to enjoy
those wonders only through experience, as they lacked the intelligence to figure it out in advance.
Dr. Gruber apologized when the initial video appeared, but since then several other videos have surfaced that show him saying the same thing on other occasions.
This means that conversations like the ones he describes were going on among many people, apparently one of them in the White House with President Obama, at the
time of the bill's passage. And the videos of his speeches mean that there are many people, generally highly educated people, who enjoy stories like this, pay Mr.
Gruber when he tells them, and respect him for his achievement. To these people, the passage of Obamacare is apparently a delightful episode in American history.
Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College
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All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
Special Report: the Two Sides of Islam (click)
Global Takeover starts in Brussels * CNS reports *click*
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain
too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from
distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will
pursue his principles unto death."
--Thomas Paine in The American Crisis, 1776
Breitbart: 48 Reasons To Distrust and Despise the Media -- Click here for link
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties,
nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in
their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775
"The source of the government's authority is 'the consent of the governed.' This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent
of the citizens" -- Ayn Rand,
"The change we seek has always required great struggle and great sacrifice." - - Barack Hussein Obama
"The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."- - - Ayn Rand
Here's the whole quote: "It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone
being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."
The Fountainhead, 1943.
"The origin and outset of the American Republic
contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived."
--James Madison, to William Eustis, 1819
What Were They Thinking? The Founders' Thoughts Behind the Constitution
Read The Federalist Papers
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over
men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."
James Madison, Federalist #51
Written between October 1787 and August 1788, The Federalist Papers is a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. Writing
under the penname Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explain the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections
raised by its opponents. Thomas Jefferson described the work as "the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written."
Paul A. Rahe, Professor of History, Hillsdale College
Get grounded! Click HERE for links to our founding documents
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier
to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man
for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools
should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude
of fools such as those who made him their president."
"The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH,
where the speed limit is 25.
Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20."
- Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)
OLYMPIA: Get the scoop from the House Republicans - (Click here)
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms
and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
-- George Washington
Plumbing analogy to Obamacare:
Only weeks after leaving office on January 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovered a leak under his sink, so he called Troy the Plumber to come out
and fix it.
Troy drove to President Obama's new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago, where all the residents have a net income of way
more than $250,000 per year.
Troy arrived and took his tools into the house. He was led to the guest bathroom that contained the leaky pipe under the sink. Troy assessed the problem and told
Obama that it was an easy repair & that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asked Troy how much it will cost. Troy checked his rate chart and said, "$9,500."
"What?! $9,500?!" Obama asked, stunned, "But you said it's an easy repair. Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!"
Troy said, "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free. This
has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this
way. It's known as the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it."
In spite of that, Obama told Troy there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Troy left. Obama spent the next hour flipping through the
phone book calling for another plumber, but he found that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Troy's price,
Obama does nothing and the leak goes un-repaired for several more days. A week later the leak is so bad President Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink.
Michelle is not happy as she had Oprah and guests arriving the next morning. The bucket filled up quickly and had to be emptied every hour, and there was a risk
the room will flood, so Obama called Troy and pleaded with him to return.
Troy went back to Obama's house, looked at the leaky pipe, checked his new rate chart and said, "Let's see, this will now cost you $21,000."
Obama quickly fired back, "What? A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!"
Troy explained, "Well, because of the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of their own plumbing, so
there are fewer payers in the plumbing exchanges. As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps rising. Not only that, but for some
reason the demand for plumbing work by those who get it for free has skyrocketed! There's a long waiting list of those who need repairs, but the amount we get
doesn't cover our costs, especially paperwork and record-keeping. This unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they're not being
replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they can't make any money at it. I'm hurting too, all thanks to greedy rich people
like you who won't pay their 'fair share'. On the other hand, why didn't you buy plumbing insurance last December? If you had bought plumbing insurance available
under the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' all this would have been covered by your policy."
"You mean I wouldn't have to pay anything to have you fix my plumbing problem?" asks Obama.
"Well, not exactly," replied Troy. "You would have had to buy the insurance before the deadline, which has passed now. And, because you're rich, you would have had
to pay $34,000 in premiums, which would have given you a 'silver' plan, and then, since this would have been your first repair, you would have to pay up to the
$21,000 deductible, and anything over that would have a $7,500 co-pay, and then there's the mandatory maintenance program, which is covered up to 17.5%, so there
are some costs involved. Nothing is for free."
"WHAT?!" exclaimed Obama. "Why so much for a puny sink leak?!"
With a bland look, Troy replied, "Well, paperwork, mostly, like I said. And the internal cost of the program itself. You don't think a program of this complexity
and scope can run itself, do you? Besides, there are millions of folks with lower incomes than you, even many in the 'middle class', who qualify for subsidies
that people like you must support. That's why they call it the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'! Only people who don't make much money can afford it. If you want
affordable plumbing, you'll have to give away most of what you have accumulated and cut your and Michelle's income by about 90%. Then you can qualify to GET
your 'Fair Share' instead of GIVING it."
"But who would pass a crazy act like the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'?!" exclaimed the exasperated Obama.
After a sigh, Troy replied, "Congress ... because they didn't read it."
This will help you understand Obamacare .... And here you have it, the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'. What a marvelous explanation this is, although somebody
spent an awful lot of time thinking this one up!!! ..............
LIFE IS LIKE A COIN.
You can choose to spend it any way you wish,
But you can only spend it once.
"Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger
becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high."
Jean-Francois Revel - (1924-2006) French politician, journalist, author, philosopher
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