Manny Prays for Our Good Health

Manny

If Manny could sing, he'd be singing the blues...
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Too Big To Be True!

Good Morning brekfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, December 5, 2013. My dear friend, Breakfastpop, has asked me to speak to all of you. My name is Manny and I am by birth and profession, a Praying Mantis. I have the good fortune to be able to insert myself into all things political and social in this great country of ours. It is considered bad form to try and step on me, so I have no worries about being booted out of Washington, D.C. I spend a good deal of my time in the White House and on the road with President Obama. Please allow me to share my thoughts with you.


President Obama, by deliberate design, is programmed to come up with big life changing ideas. His job, as he sees it, is to make the big announcement. He really enjoys getting out of the White House. He loves to work the audience, which in this case is the American people. He jets here and there, says what he hopes is moving in front of a clueless audience with a backdrop of head nodding, inanely smiling puppets. He always stacks the deck in his favor because an unresponsive or even hostile audience is not in his playbook.

Never once does President Obama stop to think about the legitimacy of his big ideas. He doesn't concern himself with the details. He doesn't question whether or not his plans will work. Once he makes the big announcement, as in the case of Obamacare, he moves on.

He never holds meetings to see how things are moving along. He is above the details. He is beyond the day to day problems that his great ideas generate. He forms committees that he never meets with and he appoints people to set things up that he never sits down with. What he does is move on. It is what he does best. He moves on to the next best new thing. The end result is that you, the people, of this great country suffer. If you aren't already drowning under the weight of the fiasco that is Obamacare, you soon will be. Don't look to President Obama for help because he just left on a jet plane.

I watched in complete disbelief as the president told a willing audience that the website was vastly improved and functioning. That's the lie. Here's the truth. According to Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Center's for Medicare and Medicaid, Henry Chao, nearly 40 percent of Healthcare.gov is still in development. Here's the best part. The parts that have yet to be constructed are the back office systems like accounting and payment. Suffice it to say this baby is not yet ready for prime-time.

One other very important part of the website that isn't functioning are the security systems, the very necessary systems to help keep all your vital information private. Let me assure you of one thing. Your personal information is not secure. Your identities are up for grabs. You may never receive healthcare but a thief in Islamabad may have just inherited your life.







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The best advice I can give you is "Buyer Beware". The site doesn't work. The program doesn't work. You may be able to sign up for health care, but you might not really have it. The one thing you can rely on is that this is your government doing what it does best, screwing things up royally.

On that cheery note, I must be off. The King and Queen are off on yet another voyage as far away from Washington D.C. as they can get. I need to hop onboard and grab a bag of presidential peanuts.

Let Us Pray...Manny

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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Hello Manny, it is a pleasure to meet you. I have nothing to add that would sum up our current position better than you did with this hub.

Thanks for writing and I look forward to seeing you again very soon.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Old Poolman,

Bpop has told me all about you, so it is a distinct pleasure to finally meet you. I wish I could say the same about President Obama and his great Ideas for Change. I will be at the Inn tonight. Try not to step on me!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Manny I suggest you climb up on the shelf behind the bar where you can see everything but not get stepped on. Our gatherings tend to get a little rowdy from time to time, and I fear for your safety.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Old Poolman,

Good suggestion. I will be out of harm's way and yet I won't miss the fun. I can rotate my head 360 degrees!


taxlarry 2 years ago

Great observations, Manny. Obumma does what he does because he is nothing more than a community agitator. He never eld a job, so he is not prepared to lead. He also surrounds himself with idiots who, for the most part, never had real jobs as well. Nothing is surprisin here. BPOP, see you at the inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

If those that voted for him actually tried to figure out what he has accomplished they would come up empty. Unless, of course, they like the idea of him blowing the Constitution out of the water along with our freedom. See you at the Inn. I am heading there on the early side.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

Manny - would you consider running for President? You seem to have the good common sense and understanding that is currently lacking. And wave a hello to bp.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear drbj,

The rules have changed considerably in this nation. In order to run for the presidency you must be deceptive about your past and completely out of touch with reality. I am neither of these things. Bpop says she'll see you at the Inn. I'll be there too!


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savvydating 2 years ago

Witty and insightful as always, breakfastpop. I'm delighted by this new addition to your cast of characters. A praying mantis. How very clever. Two more years of this nonsense... and if Hilary is next in line, then this country is doomed for sure. The conservatives need to rally together for the next election. Our country cannot afford any more of this man's destructive shenanigans.

Up & awesome.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear savvydating,

OMG, Hillary is Obama in a pantsuit. If the next election goes south, well maybe we should consider Costa Rica. For one thing, they have a very educated population. Obama never would have won anything there I am so happy you are liking the BUGGED concept. It completely coincides with my views and emotions. See you at the Inn.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Now I remember where I saw Obama in the past. It was in one of my Old West stories, and he was selling snake oil on Main Street from the back of a wagon.

Great to meet you Manny, and you'll pardon me if I don't shake hands.


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FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

I feel sorry for the folks who honestly have the need and think they have signed up. Word is there are a number of 'ghost' applications in the system, folks who started to sign up, but didn't make it all the way through. I'm guessing about three or four years from now, the only accounts that will have been successfully subsidized are the ones that don't belong to anyone, much like the family dogs out there with excellent credit records, and the dead people who still get Social Security checks. But some new politician will appear on the scene to save us from it all - remarkably well financed but with no apparent source of income.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Let me see here BPOP. Since I don't like chopped liver... Obama has been One BIG Ass Mistake America. Big ideas without a basis of fact are useless.

The Frog


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning WillStarr,

You have a great memory. Obama fits the profile of a snake oil salesman to a tee. Don't fear shaking my hand, I am actually quite civilized. See you at the Inn. Try not to step on me!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

Let's see... this wonderful act took insurance away from people who liked their insurance, told people who needed insurance that they had it now but forgot to tell them they still didn't have it and expanded the awful Medicaid program to the bursting point. This is Obama;s legacy. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Frog Prince,

Chopped liver is bad for you and so is Obama.... See you at the Inn and we'll plan our escape to Costa Rica!


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: Manny said everything but that the system has "bugs". Is Manny afraid of that word? Does he think that bugs have a bad name? HAHA!

Obama doesn't get involved with the detail of anything, and that is one of many things that make him a bad leader. That list, of course, is endless. I wonder what Valerie Jarrett is doing? Isn't she the one who keeps things moving in the WH? Or maybe she is the one who thinks up the excuses! Anyway, I'm off to the Inn. Save me a seat.....


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Pino,

This is Manny speaking directly to you. I am not afraid of the word BUG. In fact, my friend, Breakfastpop refers to her site as BUGGED. The name is very apropos. Every morning breakfastpop wakes up, listens to the news, loses her appetite, hence no more breakfast, and feels very BUGGED! As for Valerie Jarrett, she does everything the president refuses to do or is incapable of doing. She too never does anything right. See you at the Inn. I'l be there at noon today!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I truly hope Obamacare never becomes a program. We would all be under a social regime of enslavement to government. Thanks for the read -- you are so right!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

Thanks so much for stopping by. There are so many negatives to this mess of a program that the prudent thing would be to scrap it now. Of course, Obama is not about to let that happen and we will all suffer the consequences. On that less than cheery note, enjoy the day!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

What makes this so sad is any private enterprise would have fired a bunch of people, cut their losses and either scrapped the whole thing or started over.

This is a classic example of what happens when government tries to run a business. They just don't have the necessary experience and put unqualified people in positions of responsibility. The worst part is they hold nobody responsible for poor job performance.

The website that cost us way too much money could now be functioning if they had hired the right company to do the work. But I doubt that many companies would have gone along with the kickbacks that were built into awarding this contract to a friend of Michelle Obama.

We will never know the truth, but you can bet a great many politicians fattened their wallets with Obamacare.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Old Poolman,

Everything you have said is true. This bill is so flawed that an infant would have recognized the problems. The problem is that people in Congress are not able to think. Anyone who voted for this disaster does not belong in Congress. Something is right or it is wrong. If anyone had taken the time to read the bill, they would have realized how flawed it was.


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

Love the way you point out Mr. President doesn't do details. What I want to know is what does he do. Many are going to die, but the point is to get rid of all the people who aren't beautiful, isn't it.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Perhaps through Obamacare we can build a Super Race. Only the strong will survive Obamacare.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear tirelesstraveler,

Obama enjoys travel, golf, making speeches with a teleprompter and flitting around the country shaking hands and telling lies. All of these things are very time consuming. See you at the Inn!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

OMG, will the nation be made up entirely of members of Congress and their relatives? What a scary thought! Let's meet at the Inn and lock the door behind us.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

That is frightening. I better have at least two drinks tonight to erase that thought from my mind.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

Make that three!!!


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Wayne Brown 2 years ago from Texas

ObamaCare, like everything else that Obama does, was sold as something which must be done in light of the urgency surrounding the situation. There was not time for studying, planning, or fine-tuning because roughly 15% of the population was without healthcare. Hell...there was not even time for reading what was to be passed into law. Now, I ask you, look at the automobile insurance industry...roughly 1 in 7 drivers is "uninsured"...about 15% of the population. Where is the urgency to take over that side of the insurance industry and alleviate this pressing problem? This whole thing is nothing less than a smoking load of horse-crap totally designed to break the middle income wage earner financially and dull the patriotic spirit of a nation of people. It's like training a horse...you gotta get a bit in their mouth. ~WB


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

When 80+% of Americans were happy with their healthcare, why didn't the Democrats just insure those who actually wanted and needed help and leave the rest of us alone?

When I ask a Democrat that question, all I get is a blank stare.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Wayne,

Obama has a lot of plans for us, none of which are in our best interest. He hasn't the patience to wait for anything or anyone. Just look what he is doing now. He has changed this law on his own and I haven't heard a peep from those fools who are supposed to represent us. Getting more people to sign up for Medicaid is a great thing in his mind. To hell with hard working Americans who have just lost the insurance they actually liked. Break our spirit and we are ripe for the taking. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear WillStarr,

How simple that would have been. Just fix the part that is broken. But this administration doesn't roll that way. They have a need to break the entire system and tell people how lucky they are to have such a benevolent government. We are in trouble. Meet me at the Inn!


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The answer, of course, is that this is a massive wealth redistribution scheme, fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America into a socialist state.

This law effectively does away with individual freedom in America, and the Democrats who voted for Obamacare are, for lack of a better word, traitors.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

WillStarr - What you said was very accurate, but few will agree with you. The transformation has progressed far enough that those who think the way we do are the minority. The something for nothing and nanny lovers are now the majority.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

That's what I thought too, but maybe not. A poll this week indicated a lowering of those who call themselves liberals and a rise in those who call themselves conservatives. In addition, disapproval of Obamacare is at an all time high.

There is hope.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear WillStarr,

Of course you're right. When the history books examine this time in our history they will note two things. One that Americans were dumbed down enough to vote a dangerous fraud into office and that he told us that he was going to transform our nation.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike and Will,

I hope we still have reason to hope. My fear is that Americans tend to have short memories. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

I heard more this morning about enacting a "single payer" system as being the best solution to fix this mess. I stand my ground and say this was the intent the entire time. Even an idiot could figure out it would be cheaper and easier to just give the 15% uninsured their free insurance than to destroy the entire system for the other 85%.

It is surprising how many really want the single payer system in spite of complaints of lengthy waiting time to see a doctor, and minimal care when they do get in.

Obamacare was also a very slick way to stick us with more taxes, none of which are related to health care. We will fool around with this for a year or so, then solve the problem overnight with this stroke of genius on the part of this administration.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I also believe that the single payer system was the goal all along. The way our health care was conducted before was completely unacceptable to all the socialists out there. By the way, that 15 percent without health care could walk into any hospital and get treatment. Now the 85 percent will have to get in line and wait and wait and wait.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Many refuse to believe that even those in this country illegally can walk into most any ER and get free medical care. They should spend a Saturday night sitting in an ER in Arizona and they would see for themselves. They even get free surgery if that is what is needed. Those with insurance are required to pay the deductible, and the 20% not covered by their policy.

It will happen, and my guess is it will happen just prior to the 2016 elections.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I've noticed for a long time now that way too many people resent hearing the truth. No matter what you say...they say I don't believe it. Getting someone to open their eyes has become almost impossible. I'll be at the Inn shortly. I'll save you a seat.

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