Say It Ain't So Big Bird!

But Not Your Health Insurance Big Bird

I love irony and how Obama can screw things up just by opening his mouth. Remember during the campaign when Obama made a big deal of Romney wanting PBS to lose government funding. That should have happened no matter who won the election. But all the sudden Romney was going to kill Big Bird and that sort of crap actually came out of Obama's mouth.

Well guess what? Big Bird may have kept his job and maybe not. But one thing is certain he isn't going to be able to keep his health insurance thanks to Barack Hussein Obama. So the headline read: "Obama kills Big Bird's health insurance." An unintended consequence again? Obama seems to be the master of creating unintended an consequences just by the virtue of his inexperience and lack of leadership qualities.

The graphic below at an embarrassing moment for Obama as he continues to try to sell (message) how great his namesake health insurance is going to be once we "get it." The problem seems to be that the majority of us don't "want it."

Let me bring you up to speed about what the latest Big Bird brouhaha is all about. Sesame Place is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That county's US House representative goes by the handle of Mike Fitzpatrick. So last week Mike sent Barack a letter with a poignant message about Barack's Obamacare fiasco. It seems due to the increased cost of insuring Big Bird and the others working at Sesame Place had their health insurance terminated. Wait just a minute! Didn't you say Barack that anyone who wants to keep their health insurance can do so? Isn't that what he said? well, he says a lot of things in order to try to get his way. The sad part of it of it all is that some of you still believe him.

And now for the rest of the story...

Sesame Place happens to be a big tourist attraction in Bucks County so there you go. Those part time employees had to give it up. The Affordable Care Act keeps becoming the Unaffordable Care Act. Poor big Bird was rooting so hard for Obama in his reelection bid! Mike laid it out for Barack like this, “This law is hurting real people in my district and around the country." That's a sure fire fact Mike!

Sea world is the parent company of Sesame Place and they confirmed the bad news. The weekly hours for part time employees was being cut from 32 to 28. Sorry Big Bird! You asked for this and you got it. Maybe you should call your Democratic Senator and cackle like hell at him. This law redefined the work week so hat you get skewered like a rotisserie chicken on the spit.

Big Bird better hustle on out and check that Pennsylvania health insurance exchanges and see what that is gonna cost the old boy. best to take those other part time workers with you if you get my drift BB, Don't worry about not being a real person Biggun. There isn't a verification system in place to detect fraud. No sweat huh? That's the government way...

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Does anyone else find it strange that Congress has barely even mentioned the thousands of full time employees who are now part time employees?

They act as if this is something that "might" happen as a result of Obamacare, not something that is already happening. This has been one of the most devastating things that has happened to our citizens and our economy thanks to Obamacare.

Our elected Royalty should have been screaming about this from the very beginning, but of course this doesn't affect them personally so they could care less.

Sure, these affected employees are only losing 10 hours of pay per week. But if you do the math that is 520 hours per year of lost wages. Again doing some simple math, if they earn $8.00 per hour, the result is $4,160 of pay they no longer get. Tell me that struggling families don't feel some pain from this cut in pay.

The collateral damage from Obamacare has been severe. Even if we ignore all the lies about how cheap this insurance would be, this loss of wages issue should have been at the top of the protest list.

Let's hope our elected Royalty grows a pair of balls and stand their ground in today's vote. I seriously doubt that will happen as this is just part of the Washington game and a show for us.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - The repercussions of this fiasco have been going on for over a year now as businesses brace for October 1 and do what they have to do. In Obama's mind, if he has one left, businesses were just going to suck up the increased costs associated with Obamacare. That's how damned stupid and naïve the man is. He resides in a fairy tale world.

The Frog


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Jim, I just saw the paid liar, Jay Carney, stating that there is no truth to the rumor of employers cutting employees to part time. So based on what Jay Carney had to say, I guess we are both wrong?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

But we both know that Carney is a lying butt hole for Obama. He might want to check with Sea World just on this one.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

And the entire Darden Corporation restaurant chain. They made this move many months ago.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

As have many other corporations. Obama is a fruit cake and Carney is the fruit in the cake.


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

A cute little critter appeared on my TV screen today, telling me HealthCare was a good thing. It made me wonder if we will soon see happy healthy little carebears on our childrens iPods that teach them that HealthCare is as good as candybars.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Well it seems that 26 Republican RINO's showed their true colors at the vote today. I guess this was their coming out party.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Your man Jeff Flake didn't bother to vote.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I saw that Jim, perhaps my guy McCain voted twice?


Stu 3 years ago

What exactly did Oblabber expect? Premium loads on business and the middle class will reach 40% of health care expense to fund the discounts for the lower income group. And health insurance was unaffordable even before Obamacare was ever heard of. Since employers need workers, the only way to avoid the loads and optout penalties is to hire more people and reduce hours. Then the middle class workers will have to go to the exchanges and buy the loaded premium insurance themselves, with no employer cost sharing. When you add in annual medical CPI, the loaded premiums will average well over $20,000 annually per family by 2016, as compared to the current $3,000 today after factoring in employer subsidies. And out-of-pockets for deductibles and coinsurance will remain. Despite Obama's promise that the average family would see a $2,500 decrease in health care premiums under Obamacare, within about three years the number will be an astronomical five digit increase. The pundits keep harping on a $7,500 increase due to the premium loads, but this ignores the fact that in many cases, employer subsidies are going to completely vanish due to the 29 hour work week, making the increase felt by the family more than double this amount.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - Don't confound liberals with the implications of a part time worker economy. That only makes everyone's revenue stream dwindle.

TFP


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Even this morning they are denying that employers are taking full advantage of the under 30 hour loophole to Obamacare. Yet companies have announced publicly that they are doing this, or are going to do this.

I personally know a number of people who have already been affected by this hours reduction. Yet our countries paid liar, Jay Carney, stands before the media and announces this is not happening.

Then the media rushes out and tells us this cut to part time is not happening because Jay Carney told them so. Give me a break. Even my well trained dogs don't follow orders as well as the liberal media when Jay Carney is telling them what to say.

I'm not sure which I dislike the most, Jay Carney for telling the blatant lies, or the media for believing the lies.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - It's call collusion.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I clearly don't understand the love affair between the Media and Obama. They have covered his butt since the first day he arrived in Washington. But the low information voters believe every lie they spread. Is the Media the problem or our voters that can't even name the Vice President?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - When you anoint a Messiah you have to hang with him.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Guess so..........


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well I'd say while Romney was accused of wanting to kill Big Bird it was Obama who flipped Big Bird ~THE~ bird! and I don't mean "The act of rotating an avian creature through more than 90 degrees"

When asked what he thought of Obamacare now Big Bird had only one thing to say to Obama https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I just read, Jim, that one of the largest companies in the U.S. - Walmart - is cutting the hours of their part-time employees, too.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

drbj - That can't be true. I just saw Obama on the news this very morning saying that Obamacare was not affecting employment at all.


Ghost32 3 years ago

Darn, tsadjatko beat me to it, the point that Obama flipped the big bird to Big Bird....


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Unfortunately there are those low information voters that still believe that if Obama says it then it must be true.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Gee, if you can't believe Obama, who could you believe? Perhaps Jay Carney?


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"Darn, tsadjatko beat me to it, the point that Obama flipped the big bird to Big Bird."

Ghost32, proof once again GREAT minds think alike!

Saw Dr. Carson on Fox tonight rip Obama and Obamacare to shreds - actually said no intelligent people would ever have concockted anything like it!


Ghost32 3 years ago

Agreed (great minds). Saw part of the Dr. Carson bit--sure be nice to get a candidate like that for 2016.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsadjatko - Intelligence in Congress seems in short supply.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Intelligence in Congress...an oxymoron if I ever heard one. You know you can't apply for a job with any big company nowadays without taking their "psychological" or "intelligence" test...maybe it's time congress had one too...I know why they don't, no one can design one they would all pass.


Richard Snider 3 years ago

Can wait to watch the episode of Sesame Street were Big Bird is not there because he could not be authorized to work overtime. A what about Oscar, he'll lose all his therapy sessions. Talk about grouchy!

Best thing to do guys "Put up the Sign on Sesame Street "REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!!!"


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Richard - I'm just hoping the death panel doesn't get them!


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well I'm sure the panels are full of bird brains - they'll give Big Bird a pass. I'm surprised the bird brain in chief, Obama, didn't give him a waiver.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tsadjatko - You have a point there about the waiver. Seems thousands and thousands of his other pets got a waiver.

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