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Free Riders? Wassup With That?

Updated on July 4, 2012

A Change In Philosophy?

I've been kind of quiet lately by design and not chance. It's hard to digest the constant media lies that I keep being subjected to under the pretense of protecting the likes of Barack Hussein Obama. The chiming in from the left and the right concerning the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding Obamacare spins on but one thing has always been perfectly clear to this writer since that piece of legislation was crafted behind closed doors, was passed with no one being able (much less being given sufficient time) to read it and signed by the President of this nation who also hadn't read the bill. What was clear to me as soon as "we found out what was in it" is that it was a huge disguised tax hike on the American people.

I'm also never surprised at the hypocrisy of one Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, whenever she chimes in on any issue. All weekend long I read about, and watched and listened as Democratic politicians and talking heads told those sheeple who would believe anything they say that it was a penalty and not a tax. Amazing huh? If it had been accepted as a penalty, Obamacare would have been struck down according to the majority opinion of the SCOTUS. Seems the Democrats now want to have their cake and eat it too. So lets get to the heart of the matter.

According to Pelosi, who was instrumental in shoving this legislation down the throats of a resistant American public, the mandate isn't a tax at all but rather a penalty for those who take a free ride if they become ill or injured. It just so happens that the IRS is the one sent to collect the penalty. This was one of the most remarkable about faces I have ever witnessed in the political arena. What chu talkin' about Nancy?

Even though Obama's own Solicitor General contended in his oral arguments before the Supreme Court that the mandate was a tax and not a penalty, Obama and his minions now want to argue the converse of that argument? Which is it?

During the 18 months it took to sneak the bill through rather than concentrate on the dismal shape of the economy all we heard were the sob stories. What about all those 30 to 50 million people who were wandering around without health insurance? At that time they were "victims" and now they are "free riders?" Nancy those are the same free loaders who keep your political party afloat.

Here's The "Dingbat" Interview If You Missed It?

Then she uses the "1% line" which I've about heard enough of. All of the sudden the 1% have become the free loading crowd who are victimizing everyone else rather than the corporations, rich people or anyone else the party of free loaders wants to pin the tail of the donkey on. No pun intended about the Dems symbol. Free loaders or free riders, makes no difference to me.

More Free Riders Nancy? In Other Words, Become A Free Loader!

If it weren't for the free riders of this nation the Democratic Party wouldn't exist. Looking at the expansion of rolls of people who have their hands out illustrates my point here. The Department of Agriculture is running ads promoting and encouraging people to get in line for the food stamp program. Or the free cell program comes to mind since now having a cell phone seems to be a right in life. Obama and his party are intent on making more and more people dependent on the federal government, not less. That is their agenda but we're just not supposed to see it? Need more evidence? Why are the 50% of people who pay no income tax allowed to not contribute on the same basis as those of us who do? Those are the free loaders they rely on to return to power over and over again by allowing them to continue to chase the carrot. That's why.

You Did Hear What He Promised Didn't You?

In reality Obamacare itself is all about free riders. It's now ObamaTax and was designed to give even more people a free ride, not less. It is also ironic that 75% of the people who will be hit by this "tax," which it what it really is, will be those who make less than $120K a year. It will hit the young of our nation right in the wallet. The Free Loader Party likes to leave out the details. I prefer not to.

1% huh? So now this political party wants to label its voters as "free riders." Have at it!

Happy Independence Day! Might I suggest you look at how your freedoms are being chipped away at one by one in the name of being a free rider.

Truth of the day -

How do you tell a Romney supporter from an Obama supporter?

Romney supporters sign their checks on the front; Obama supporters sign 'em on the back.

As Always,

The Frog Prince


Lets Close With The Party Anthem Please!


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    • TheFewTheProud profile image

      TheFewTheProud 5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Although I was surprised and disgusted that Chief Justice Roberts had the swing vote there are those that suggest that Chief Justice Roberts will have the last laugh. Some have written and suggested that his vote was intentional to call attention to the fact that it was argued as a tax, not a penalty and that buying health insurance could not be mandated, if I understand the ruling correctly. It was a way, they say, for Roberts to get back at Obama for smirking the SCOTUS.

      I'm not so sure of this theory. However, it is very interesting that all the Demos are trying to "walk back" their argument that it was a tax which is the way it was argued by the Solicitor General as you point out. Particularly, since Odunga himself vowed not to raise taxes on anyone making under $200k, $250k for couples.

      But the so called penalty/tax is not the only tax in the Obamacare bill. It also calls for a 3.8% Medicare Tax on all capital gains, which is a new tax on everyone, including the captial gain on the sale of your residence . It is not a sales tax as some have reported but a tax on the gain of any investments. That is a new tax.

      Time will tell how all this will play out, but it does appear that a lot more Americans will be hurt by this bill than will be helped, particurlarly the ones that pay the bills.

      Maybe, just maybe Roberts is smarter than Obama. We'll see.

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      Cassie Ann 5 years ago

      Man, I so enjoy reading your hubs. I find it quite difficult to try and talk to people about what is going on politically in our once great nation. I learn much from you and really appreciate the time it takes for you to produce your hubs.

      Haven't been around lately as I am trying to do some home repairs on my own. I always tweet your hubs, FP, in hopes that the word keeps reaching new people. Honestly, I admire you. Thanks for all the enlightenment I glean from your hubs. Have a great Independence Day!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I notice as we get closer to November that the debates on policy, running platforms are increasing among people. I hope the time flies by quickly between now and then.

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      David Vines 5 years ago

      Great and thoughtful post as usual. I am too ill about the direction our country is headed to even think rationally now. I rest my hopes for a complete turn around on the voter come November. Keep us stirred up libs and reap your rewards next election.

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      Alanlsg 5 years ago

      As ever a very clear and interesting Hub and voted up, awesome and interesting and tweeted to the world.



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      Stu 5 years ago

      Hi Ghost, I think the "Robert's Smile" came sometime after the verdict was read. An internet news article described his face and tone as very pained when he actually read the decision. I suspect he realized that this unhappy look would draw attention, and switched to the smile to cover up what he was really feeling, or maybe he just felt relieved that the announcement phase was over. In either case, if there was a conspiracy, I still think the "do or die" scenario is more likely.

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      halfcord 5 years ago

      Great post as usual Froggy. Don't know how you stay so calm during all of this chaos but I s'pose it does no good to fall apart either.

      I was chastized the other day for calling The Halfbreed-N-Chief a "halfbreed". My daddy taught me to call a spade a spade and not a shovel. Well, the coward that is currently "occupying" the White House has done just about enough damage to MY country (damned sure isn't his) to last a lifetime. In fact it could very well last the rest of my lifetime even after the GOP regains control. And I, for one, can call him anything I want. He calls me stuff they won't even print! Daddy also taught me to NOT to allow myself to get down to my enemy's stupidity level. They'll drag you in and beat you with experience.

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      Stu: As I've written elsewhere, I too favor the conspiracy theory on Roberts but tend more toward suspicion of bribery than of coercion--based on the uber-happy smirk on his face when the ruling was released. That looked to me a whole lot like, "Eat it, suckas; I got mine!"

      Frog: I'm with you, Jim, especially when it comes to getting a freaking headache from trying to figure out how to write about the spun mess. My biggest problem comes from trying to choose the right words to reach the innocents just now starting to wonder about the situation. ObamaSnare contains so many tricky ins and outs, complexities, and hidden traps that have nothing to do with health care that...well, trying to begin the education of Joe Sixpack (when he asks) is kind of like trying to explain nuclear physics (or even gunpowder) to a cave man.

      Maybe just say, "UGH! BAD MAGIC!" And be done with it.

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Sir Frog, you hit the nail on the head. The entire thing is designed to take personal empowerment from the people while bleeding them dry. Those who this trash is touted to help will be those hurt the most not only monetarily but further in that they will be the first groups denied care by the panels because their "contributions" don't pass liberal muster. Bah! The whole thing makes me want to puke.

      I have not been around writing for some time because it's getting difficult to type a civil word. For the life of me I don't understand how the entire nation doesn't see this for what it is... Just another act in a long list of acts designed to make us all slaves. Thanks for speaking truth, Frog. I bet your stomach churns while you type too!

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      Stu 5 years ago

      Great post Frog. I agree with you completely. ObamaCare is not only illegal (the individual mandate, and misconstruction of the Commerce Clause), but it was passed using illegal parliamentary procedures (such as ending the Senate filibuster by illegally classifying the ACA as a budget resolution, lowering the cloture level, even though the ACA was never subject to an approval vote by the House Ways and Means Committee). ObamaCare also contains appropriations that were never approved by a House floor vote (this violates the Constitution).

      I could see from the evidence phase that Roberts would be the swing vote. The only other "silent judge" during the evidence phase was Thomas, but my guess was that he had made up his mind very quickly to vacate the ACA, which turned out to be how he voted.

      In several comments Roberts made about the ACA prior to the Supreme Court case being filed, he was clearly of the opinion that ObamaCare was not Constitutional. I am thus very surprised that he sided with the liberals on the High Court. I have no proof of this, but I wonder whether we have a Hoover/Warren situation here (whitewash or die). Just like the Administration is interfering with ICE hearings to prevent deportations, I can't help speculating about whether someone in the Administration "got to" Roberts with an "offer he can't refuse." It was noted by internet news sources that Roberts was against the ACA during the evidence phase, and also partway through deliberations. Somewhere in the middle of deliberations he changed his mind. Why? Was he convinced by the High Court liberals, or did he get a "message" from an Administrative jackboot threatening him or his family? We'll never know.

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      Pat Potts 5 years ago

      Enjoyed this read. LOL I can hardly wait til Nov.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Great Hub - I love your straight forward honesty and thoroughness. Welcome back Frog!

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      Davesworld 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Expect to see a huge case of buyer's remorse when this thing takes full effect.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Very, very well done, and smacks liberal thinking right in the mouth!

      They basically just say what they want, and the sheep will follow.

      Sad time,

      But excellent hub!!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Fabulous piece of writing that hits hard where it hurts. I've missed you Froggy... Up and useful, interesting, awesome but not funny.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Remember that the Dems coined the phrase "free riders" applying it to people who can afford health care but will choose not to buy it - well truth is the only free riders will be people who can't afford the insurance because if you can afford it you either have to pay your hospital bill when treated or the hospital WILL come after you for it and ruin your credit which someone who can afford the insurance will not stand for - they will pay their medical bills themselves and wisely avoid paying even more in insurance premiums to insurance companies they don't need. Those who can't afford the insurance will go on the exchange plans anyway so in reality the free riders the Dems want to blame for the mandate don't exist except for the uninsured who can't afford insurance and who the bill is suppose to get covered through insurance exchanges in each state known as American Health Benefits (AHB) Exchanges. Implementation of the individual exchanges changes the practice of insuring individuals.

      The last paragraph of this Yahoo Answers by Sasquatch sums up the truth about the poisonous snakes in the (con)grass!

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      Great job on this hub. I suspect if we were able to sit down with Obama and ask him to explain everything in this plan, he would not have the answers. His only concern is going down in history as the President who reformed health care.

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      anjegirl 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

      Hi stranger,

      You know I have been watching pelosi this weekend for the first time in years and I am not kidding when I say "she appears to have alzheimers" she forgets everything she is trying to say while trying to remember her party lies and I don't know if she just can't tell these lies anymore or if she has alzheimers----she looked like Jim Carrey in Liar,Liar this weekend---she is losing it----she has said some crazy stuff every time they put a camera in front of her all this past year---- her lying makes me sick and I think now it is making her sick, literally---the best part of this debacle is the tea party has put a hit out on John Roberts and is now finally getting out the details of this bill which we called a tax when hillary rammed it down the throats of Washington state residents and sent small businesses out of the state along with lots of doctors before it was overturned.

      many states including liberal ones are saying they will opt out of the medicare program so I want to know who will sew up the gun shot wounds from the hood when that state doesn't take medicare for the free riders and with all the extra well being coverage and the covering of the previously uninsurable, the insurance companies are already planning to send rates through the roof and companies who have covered their employees in the past are lining up to opt out of the business program and pay their $2000 tax per employee because that is already much less than paying for their insurance---this thing is coming apart at the seems and we are stuck with it---obama is running ads everywhere showing Romney in his own words praising this health care plan and upholding the mandate for mandatory coverage and as he is all over the place now talking about abolishing it on day one and the lawyers are saying it won't be that easy even if the house and senate are won by republicans---this is a huge mess and might be the one thing that gets all americans involved in politics and they are all going to be part of this new deal---happy fourth of july in our no longer free country everyone

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Love it, love it -- right on target as usual. Must admit I didn't expect the stupid Bill to leave the Supreme Court in this fashion -- and very discouraged because it did. Thanks for a great look at this mess -- very succinct! Best/Sis


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