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Train wreck Obamacare begins to unravel

When government intervenes. . . .

  • Private businesses go out of business
  • Workers are laid off
  • Choices are reduced
  • Taxpayers subsidizes a government business an inferior product/service that would NEVER survive in a competitive environment
  • Costs of the service/product increases
  • More people are placed on government assistance

Thus the realities of a government subsidized entity i.e. Obamacare world.

This story is from natural news.

Even before it is fully implemented, Obamacare is already starting to self-destruct. The White House announced last week it will simply invent its own interpretation of the law and “delay the enforcement” of the employer Obamacare mandate for another year, to 2015. This, we are told, is to allow businesses more time to “smooth” compliance with the law, but that’s only the cover story. In reality, the entire private sector economy was preparing to fire tens of millions of workers, cut their hours and radically downsize companies in order to avoid going bankrupt under Obamacare mandates that no one can afford.

Described as a “train wreck” by one of its original authors (Sen. Baucus), and called a “fiasco for the ages” by the Wall Street Journal, Obamacare is a massive government boondoggle that’s headed for complete disaster.

In a desperate effort to get out of the way of that oncoming train, insurance companies are scrambling to flee the market entirely. America’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, has just announced it’s closing shop in California and walking away from all health insurance customers there.

That’s how bad Obamacare really is, even for the insurance companies: it’s better to close up shop than even attempt to serve customers under the government’s onerous rules.

The same is happening in many industries bogged down by government regulation and competing government businesses that are taxpayer subsidized and so do not have to have merit as government is forcing taxpayers to pay for the services regardless.

Back to Obamacare: Employers have already begun slashing workforce hours in order to avoid the employer mandates, and individuals who need health insurance are starting to freak out over the reality that their rates are going to double or triple once Obamacare fully kicks in.

The end goal . . . complete government takeover through the destruction of the private sector economy to make everyone completely dependent on the government for their food, incomes, housing, education and health care.

This is the reason unelected, unaccountable government officials do not like web sites like ours that speak out for the rights of all people and try to empower people to take control and responsibility over their life rather than being dependent on some arbitrary unlawful mandate of some legislator or bureaucrat who is so invested in their moral and political superiority that they have no regard for inflicting their morality and political policies at the expense of your rights and liberties.

Read the rest of the article on natural news

USA. Unlegislated Compulsion. How Agencies Threaten Your Rights and Liberties

The Constitution contemplates that our federal laws will be made by the people’s elected representatives in Congress. But Congress, with the unlawful acquiescence of the Supreme Court, has delegated large chunks of lawmaking authority to the executive agencies.

While agency-made law is a reality, it is an illegal one. The United States was founded as a republic of the people, by the people and for the people. The founders of this country established three (NOT FOUR) branches of government, the judiciary, the executive and the legislative. Only the legislature was given the power to create laws. The legislature does not have the authority to transfer or delegate the power of making laws to other entities or institutions or agencies.

In 1690, in his Second Treatise of Civil Government, John Locke wrote:

The Legislative cannot transfer the Power of Making Laws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated Power from the People, they, who have it, cannot pass it over to others…And when the people have said, We will submit to rules, and be govern’d by Laws made by such Men, and in such Forms, no Body else can say other Men shall make Laws for them; nor can the people be bound by any Laws but such as are Enacted by those, whom they have Chosen, and Authorised to make Laws for them. The power of the Legislative being derived from the People by a positive voluntary Grant and Institution, can be no other, than what the positive Grant conveyed, which being only to make Laws, and not to make Legislators, the Legislative can have no power to transfer their Authority of making laws, and place it in other hands.

Under constitutional separation-of-powers provisions, laws are enacted by the legislature, administered by the executive and interpreted by the judiciary.

All too often, though, agencies lay down binding rules. There are several reasons for this. First, there is no accountability at the agency level. They are appointed, unelected officials that are beyond the power of the people. Second, agencies are used by the legislature to create policy that the legislature would not be able to pass. So the legislature passes a narrow rule or an ambiguous rule and lets the agency fill in the blanks so the elected officials do not have to put their name to policies and regulations that would never have passed. One of the main reasons there is so many laws and regulations today is because there are no ramification to the agency officials creating them or to the legislatures shirking their responsibility onto non-elected hires with no accountability. Lastly the fault goes to the courts who have failed miserably in their oath of preserving the constitution and protecting freedom.

The Courts: Our Bulwark against Agency Overreaching have failed the people miserably

Probably the main reason America has fallen from the grace that created it, is that the justices of the court stood down and allowed the rights of the people be overruled by the overreach of a power hungry executive and legislative branch in large part through an unelected unaccountable agency/regulatory process.

The courts have the power to protect citizens against the agency practice of attempting to impose unlegislated rules. The problem is either that the courts/justices are corrupt. The justices allow a personal or political bias to interfere with the rule of law. Or the justices simply do not understand or appreciate the damage to life, liberty and prosperity these unsupervised, out of control, unaccountable, non-elected agencies have unleashed on society. As the people’s protection relies heavily on having judges who will faithfully apply the law limiting unlawful and overreaching agency action, rather that judges who reflexively approve agency action regardless of their legality in order to support results they find congenial. Regardless of which flaw the court is afflicted with, it is no excuse for its utter dereliction of its duty and oath to protect and preserve the constitution and the natural and inalienable rights of man.

American courts may once have been a pillar of justice, now they exist somewhere between a circus, a nightmare and a joke.

As such, with no courts or justice to protect us, there will be a time where the people will have to stand up and protect themselves from the abuses being inflicted upon them by a lawless and overreaching government.

USA. How Your Kids Will Pay for Broke Cities Like Detroit

The blue cities (and states) are bankrupt.

For instance, Detroit, the city, which had the highest per capita income in the United States in 1960, is now broke. The city now boasts thousands of abandoned homes, dangerous neighborhoods, no police force and no budget. The people left behind are of minimal help to Detroit’s situation as many if not most are reliant upon social services aka other people’s money.

Then there’s the people Detroit owes money to. So how does Detroit plan to pay?

Detroit’s Plan: Any creditor with an unsecured claim receives 10 cents on the dollar. If you invested in a Detroit bond, not backed by anything in particular, except the “full faith and credit” of Detroit. Your bond is now worth about 10 cents on the dollar. If your bond is not backed by a particular asset or revenue stream, and is not insured, you just lost 90% of your investment.

Detroit is just the latest casualty of politicians being able (without courts stepping up to curb the overreaching governments) pledging other people’s money for promises they cannot keep. The only way out for Detroit and many other Cities and States is bankruptcy.

Prediction, the day is coming when Congress will have no choice than to grant states the power to go bankrupt. There is no otherway out. The question is that when States and Cities reduce their obligations to cents on the dollar, are ordinary citizens that populate those communities going to be granted the same option or will they just lose 90% of their investment?

Catherine Austin Fitts: Looting of America, federal reserve, corruption and global economy

Catherine Austin Fitts is right on point except for one thing. She states that the government has become a pawn of corporations. She makes it seem that the government is powerless to stand up to the power of corporations. This is not true. Corporations including corporate conglomerate banking can only continue engaging in criminal practices with the consent and assistance of government.

Corporations do not have the power to tax. Corporations do not have the power to put you in jail, take all your belongings by force or kill you. Corporations do not have the power to regulate you out of business. Corporations do not have the ability to put laws in place that creates barriers to competition and innovation. Only government (including the courts) has this power. The problem is not corporations it is that government officials have been captured and sold themselves and America out.

Government capture was not forced the branches of government at the point of a gun, at the threat of being put in jail or their houses repossessed. . . no the capture of the U.S. government was and is by the consent of Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive Branch. And yes, the Judiciary is as much of a criminal enterprise as the other two branches of government.

Government Rico is not alone, Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank’s legal department, has observed the machinations of the network up close. “I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that’s corrupt.”

One of the chief areas of corruption, Hudes said, are 147 financial institutions and central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks. Right now, “It’s a mafia,” she said. The rule of law needs to be restored.

And now for a must see video: CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS
Catherine Austin Fitts: Federal Reserve Corruption Economy

MI. No school for you. Buena Vista, Mich. School district goes broke.

The Board of Education in Buena Vista, Mich., has declared a financial emergency. The school district lacks the funds to pay teachers for the rest of the school year, reports.

Students from the Buena Vista School District have not attended classes in a week. The district laid off all its teachers earlier this week.

Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer has asked Gov. Rick Snyder to provide emergency funds to the district, according to the Detroit News.

Via The Detroit News:

Snyder said Thursday he hopes to quickly resolve the financial crisis that caused the small Saginaw County system to lay off employees and close its doors. But the rainy day fund won’t be used to bailout Buena Vista schools, Snyder said, because “that’s not what the rainy day fund is really intended for.”

The official site for the Buena Vista School District explains that in addition to all teachers (and the vast majority of staff) being laid off, their benefits, including health insurance, have been terminated.

Some teachers have offered to work this week for free.

The district’s site explains that “Michigan law requires that employers pay employees for work performed. We thank the teaching staff for their dedication, and understand their frustration. However, we must follow the law.”

When have you ever known a government agency or an elected hack to follow the law.  America is no longer a country of laws or rules.  The two rules of government is there are no rules and rules are made to be broken.  The government isn’t breaking the rule to allow teacher to work for lower pay or for free because they don’t want them to, not because they can’t.

American exceptionalism declines as fascism rises

American exceptionalism is declining in a rate proportional to the increase in statism and fascism.

As the state assumes more and more power of the lives of individuals portending to protect people from themselves, the poorer and more dependent people become on the unaccountable idiots in government.

Most of us who grew up in the United States took history classes where America was touted as the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.  Where the people, not the government were sovereign.  We were taught that citizens of America were born with certain inalienable rights like the right to speech, the right to self defense, the right privacy, the right to assemble, the right to petition, the right to due process.

The schools unfortunately have deceived an entire generation of citizens.  Schools have brainwashed us into believing in the American hype, only to learn that over the course of time, the States and Federal government controlling the curriculum have been embarking in a systematic errosion of  liberty.

Going around the states some examples of how ridiculous states have become in their attempts to control every facet of your life:

Oregon Fascists Shut Down 7-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand

Licensing requirements are so restrictive in Oregon that even a 7-year old named Julie, is required to pay $120 for a license in order to sell lemonade.

Turns out that kids’ lemonade stands are subject to being patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.  Apparently Oregon’s department of health believes that one can never be too careful when buying 50 cent lemonade from a 7 year old.  So the government, claiming, public health concerns, shuts 7 year old’s lemonade stand down.

The lesson this mindless Oregonian public worker imparted to Julie was that there is a consequence for producing a product or service that contributes to society, self-reliance and ingenuity does not pay, and government will take a share of all actual and potential revenue.

Dilemma, stay and fight for the dream that was America.  Do an Atlas Shrugged, and move to a place where producers are welcome and rewarded.

Waiting for America. Seems that no one is happy with government

Courts taking kids for parents use of Medical Marijuana

Amid the flurry of accusations in child custody disputes, allegations of marijuana use rank high on the list. Until recent years, the court’s position on this subject was easy to predict since judges and child custody evaluators maintained a zero tolerance policy toward smoking pot. In child custody cases within the greater Denver area, attorneys routinely admonished our clients that even if you’re smoking only when the kids are with the other parent, enjoying a Rocky Mountain high is illegal, ill-advised and potentially devastating to your parenting time request. In court, when one parent cried marijuana, the other parent was ordered to a drug testing facility for a hair follicle test or random urinalysis. If the offending parent flunked the drug test, the next visit with their ten year old just might be under the supervision of a local agency.

Comment. The parent can be on ambien, anti-psychotics, pain killers, muscle relaxers, alcohol, drunk, but can’t smoke weed. You’ve got to be kidding. Who is paying for these supervised visits? Answer: Taxpayers.

Cell Phone Tracker. A Government Unrestrained

Is the government tracking you through your cell phone.

California companies fleeing the Golden State

Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.

And governors around the country, smelling blood in the water, have stepped up their courtship of California companies. Officials in states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and Utah are telling California firms how business-friendly they are in comparison.

Companies are “disinvesting” in California at a rate five times greater than just two years ago, said Joseph Vranich, a business relocation expert based in Irvine. This includes leaving altogether, establishing divisions elsewhere or opting not to set up shop in California.

“There is a feeling that the state is not stable,” Vranich said. “Sacramento can’t get its act together…and that includes the governor, legislators and regulatory agencies that are running wild.”

The state has been ranked by Chief Executive magazine as the worst place to do business for seven years.

“California, once a business friendly state, continues to conduct a war on its own economy,” the magazine wrote.

That is about to change, at least if Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has anything to say about it. Newsom is developing a plan to address the state’s economic Achilles heels, and build on its strengths. It will be unveiled at the end of July.

“California has got to get its act together when it comes to economic development and job creation,” he said.

While not all companies investing elsewhere are doing so for economic reasons, some are shopping around for lower costs, lighter regulations, stable leadership and government assistance and incentives.

The most popular places to go? Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and North Carolina, said Vranich. All rank in the Top 13 places to do business, according to Chief Executive.

No budget, no pay for California lawmakers
After 15 years in Monterey Country, Calif., Feel Golf relocated its headquarters to Florida earlier this year after it acquired Pro Line Sports, which was based in the Sunshine State.

“The whole state is a bureaucratic Santa Claus,” said Lee Miller, chief executive of the golf equipment company, of his former home. “There’s a very high cost of doing business.”

In Florida, he found a better work pool, lower operating costs and no personal income taxes.

“Overall, it’s just a better environment,” he said.

PayPal opened a new customer services and operations center in Chandler, Ariz., in February, bringing 2,000 jobs to the area. The San Jose, Calif.-based tech firm, along with its parent eBay, also added 1,000 jobs in Austin, Texas, and expanded operations in Utah.

“They have business-friendly environments,” said Kathy Chui, a spokeswoman for eBay.

Other states, which are revving up their job creation efforts in the weak economy, are making sure California firms know the advantages to doing businesses with them.

Utah, for instance, touts its stable government, balanced budget and AAA debt rating, said Todd Brightwell, vice president at the state’s Economic Development Corp.

“We promote predictability,” said Brightwell, whose agency features an online comparison between the states in terms of taxes, real estate costs, utility expenses, cost of living and other metrics.

Over the past 18 months, the state become much more proactive in courting California firms. It now visits there regularly to reach out to target companies. The strategy has been successful. Adobe has expanded operations in Utah, as has Electronic Arts.

California companies are also reaching out to other states. Sandra Watson, chief operating officer of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said she’s seeing a growing number of California firms looking to expand outside the state.

The economic downturn has forced companies to find ways to reduce their costs, she said. Arizona is trying to capitalize on that by promoting its lower workers compensation and unemployment insurance taxes, as well as its aggressive incentive packages.

“There’s a lot of competition out there and companies are re-evaluating their strategies,” she said.