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GOP star: Obama peddling 'crack cocaine' of dependency

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GOP star: Obama peddling 'crack cocaine' of  dependency

Congresswoman says Dems 'can't wait to addict' Americans to  Obamacare

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Garth  Kant         
       

Pulling no punches, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told WND exactly why she  thinks President Obama and Democrats are unwilling to negotiate with the GOP  over Obamacare’s  well-documented problems.

“I think the reason is because President Obama can’t wait to get Americans  addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care.”

“Because, once they enroll millions of more individual Americans, it will be  virtually impossible for us to pull these benefits back from people,” the  congresswoman explained.

“All they want to do is buy love from people by giving them massive  government subsidies,” Bachmann summed up.

That’s why she wants lawmakers to do whatever they can to stop Obamacare,  now.

“If it means delaying it, rather than repealing it. I’m for it. We have to do  what we can do.”

Warning they are “making it up as they go along,” Bachmann predicted disaster  if Obamacare goes ahead, because, “They’re trying to fly a plane they haven’t  even built yet.”

In her interview with WND, Bachmann was blunt, but described with surgical  precision, all the reasons she opposes the implementation of Obamacare.

Her observations included:

  • Almost every one of his promises about  Obamacare has turned out to be false.
  • The president lied about abortion not being  funded under Obamacare.
  • No one should hand over any private  information to the health care exchanges and the federal data hub.
  • The HHS admits there is no way to prevent  Obamcare fraud.
  • People don’t trust the government after the  NSA abuse of private information.
  • People don’t trust the government can’t be  hacked.
  • The government isn’t even trying to secure  Americans’ private information.
  • You can’t trust the people running the  heathcare exchanges.
  • The people running the healthcare exchanges  obviously are not trained.
  • The people running Obamacare are completely  unprepared to go forward.
  • They’re making the decision to move forward  based upon politics.
  • The president, arrogantly, is more concerned  with saving face than keeping healthcare data secure.

Delay instead of defund

The House of Representatives passed a bill defunding Obamacare, but on  Friday, the Senate restored the funding. Over the weekend, the House responded  by sending the Senate a spending bill that would keep the government running  past the Sept. 30 deadline, but would also delay implementing Obamacare by a  year.

Some Republicans think that is the wrong move — they believe the health  care law should be implemented immediately because it will be such a disaster,  voters will make Democrats pay for it at the polls in the 2014 elections.

But Bachmann, like her fellow Republican and staunch Obamacare opponent, Sen.  Ted Cruz, R-Texas, does not think it is fair to the American people who she says  will be hurt if the law goes into effect in its present state.

“Whatever we can do to relieve the suffering of this economy and the American  people,” is what is most important, said the Minnesoatan.

“On every possible level, this is a government program that is cleary not  ready for prime time,” she reflected, adding, “The administration is very  defensive about this program because it’s bad on so many levels.”

Scams and con artists

WND  has documented 52 reasons Obamcare is not ready for implementation, and  among those reasons is what California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said:  “We can have a real disaster on our hands.”

The Dmocrat warned of the dangers of putting personal and financial  information into the hands of some of the more than 21,000 enrollment counselors  who, by  his own admission, are not being adequately screened and monitored. Making  matters worse, Jones said the exchange does not even have a plan for  investigating complaints.

Another looming disaster is con artists.

Consumer experts have warned that Obamcare creates a huge  opportunity for swindling people by stealing their money and their sensitive  personal information.

They saw the problem getting only worse as we approach Oct. 1, when millions  of Americans can begin shopping for coverage on health insurance exchanges set  up by their states or the federal government.

“There are fake exchanges already up and running on the Internet,” warned  Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, back in August.

Administration worried

The potential for disaster is so bad the Obama administration called a hasty,  but not much publicized, emergency  meeting on Sept 18, warning that Obamacare users could face massive  fraud.

The administration’s biggest concern is apparently identity theft, because  Obamacare users will have to provide their personal, financial and health  information.

In fact, the administration plans to create a whole new bureaucracy just to  handle Obamacare complaints.

These reasons, and many more, are why Bachmann says Obamacare is not ready  and should at least be delayed, if not stopped entirely.

WND asked if she heard concern from constituents over turning giving health  and financial information to the government?

“Oh, yes. People are extrmely nervous, especially after all of the NSA issues  earlier this year.”

“People don’t trust government, at all,” she added. “They don’t trust  government’s ability not to be hacked, but they also look at a federal  government that would intentionally misuse their data.”

Personal information endangered

Bachmann said they had experienced “a perfect example” illustrating those  concerns in Minnesota, just a few weeks ago.

“An employee who works for the state health exchange mistakenly  sent the personal information and data of more than 2,400 people to an insurance  agent.”

They all happened to be insurance agents and the information included their  names, their businesses, their business license numbers and social security  numbers, and, the congresswoman said,” the person who received the information  was floored.”

“He said the information wasn’t even encrypted. So he got information that  wasn’t encrypted, it wasn’t secured and it was on an Excel spreadsheet. So, this  Minnesota health care exchange was using outdated technology and outdated  software to send information.”

“On every possible level, there was no protection, at all,” she oberved.

That is why, Bachmann insisted, “At this point, no one should hand over any  private information to these health care exchanges and the federal data hub,  because, we know now, based upon this email that went out, you can’t trust the  people who are (running) the exchanges. They are obviously not trained.”

Obamacare exchanges ‘untrustworthy’

Even worse, she continued, “They don’t even have an ability to secure the  data. They aren’t even attempting to secure the data.”

WND asked if she had any faith the in the government to either stop scams or  prevent the leaking of private information?

“Nope. In Minnesota, they’ve already proved they are untrustowrthy. They  haven’t beta-tested security systems. They are completely unprepared to go  forward.”

She said that showed, “They aren’t moving forward based upon proof of  technical capability. They’re making the decision to move forward based upon  politics.”

Why would they do that, WND asked?

“Because, the president wants to keep his name and his credibility.

“That’s an extremely arrogant move because it has more to do with the  president saving face than it has to do with the government being concerned  about preserving integrity of its citizens’ data.”

Bachmann suggested we won’t know what’s in Obamacare until it is implemented  “because the government is writing the rules for Obamacare as we speak.”

Flying plane they haven’t built

That’s when she observed, “They’re trying to fly a plane they haven’t even  built yet.”

Bachmann then referred to a report on the Obamacare enrollment program released by the House Oversight and  Government Reform Committee, which made these key findings:

  • The Administration created the Assisters  program without congressional approval.
  • Top HHS officials have admitted that the  enrollment outreach programs are prime targets for fraud.
  • Consumers have no way to verify that someone  taking their application or encouraging enrollment is actually a Navigator or  Assister.
  • HHS officials were concerned about security  risks, but did not look into whether or not they could require background  checks.
  • HHS has criticized direct phone calls,  door-to-door solicitation, but has not banned them.
  • In some states, Navigators and Assisters are  paid based on the number of persons they enroll, creating a conflict of  interest.

Bachmann noted, “[W]ithout any congressional authorization whatsoever, the  federal government spent hundreds of millions of dollars training new assisters,  because different states wouldn’t allow money to be spent on navigators, because  even the HHS person in charge of implementing the day-to-day work of Obamacare  said there is no way to prevent fraud in signing people up for Obamacare.”

Obamacare and ACORN

The congresswoman told WND she had learned during a briefing that the  navigators, or assisters, who will be signing up people for Obamacare “will be  getting something like $59 a head for the people that they sign up. ACORN did  that.”

“ACORN signed up Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse,” just making up names, “so  people could make money. It was meant to be a scam.”

ACORN, the community organizing and voter-registration organization that Obama  worked for in the 1990′s was disbanded after massive allegations of voter  law violations and at least 54  ACORN employees and individuals associated with ACORN were convicted of voter  fraud.

“We know people will get signed up in a fraudulent way. That’s why President  Obama has already waived or deleted 19 different areas for Obamcare. Because  they make it up as they go along.”

Bachamann insisited it is “unconstitutional for the executive to rewrite laws  at will and spend money that Congress doens’t authorize. That’s competely  unconstitutional.”

‘It’s already falling apart’

WND asked if the administration’s hastily called security summit was a sign  Obama might be panicking because of the severity of problems with his health  care plan?

“Yes, it’s already fallen apart. It’s proven it will go way over budget  beyond what the president said. We already know that it’s killing jobs. So yes,  I think they are in a panic.”

And that’s when the congresswoman said there’s another reason “Harry Reid and  the president fight back so hard against any attempt to mitigate the negative  impact of Obamacare, whether it’s in the funding of government through the  continuing resolution, or in tying raising the debt ceiling to delaying  Obamacare.”

‘Crack cocaine’ of dependency on government

“I think the reason is because President Obama can’t wait to get Americans  addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care.”

“Because, once they enroll millions of more individual Americans it will be  virtually impossible for for us to pull these benefits back from people.”

Again, she insisted, if Obamacare can not be stopped immediately, Congress  should try to slow it down.

“On every possible level, this is a government program that is clearly not  ready for prime time. The administration is very defensive about this program  because it’s bad on so many levels.”

And that’s when she observed, “All they want to do is buy love from people by  giving them massive government subsidies.”

“People are looking at getting, I’m not kidding, $18,000 a year worth of  benefits. You buy a lot of love for $18,000 a year, and you know you are also  going to be getting illegal aliens who are going to be getting access to these  benefits. You know it.”

‘Lied to by the president’

Bachmann then referred to the so-called “contraception  mandate” opposed by the Catholic Church and other religious groups who feel  they should not have to provide coverage that violates their beliefs.

“Remember, we were lied to by the president. He told us abortion will not be  funded. It is. We were told sterilizations, contraceptives, all that, we were  told wouldn’t be part of the bill. It is. So, almost every promise the president  has made has turned out to be false.”

The tea party rock star declared, “Now is the time to put it out of its  misery.”

“I am the author of the bill to repeal Obamcare, we’ve done that (the House  has passed it) several times. We have to do what we can do. Whether that means  defuding it instead of repealing it, I’m for it. If it means delaying it, rather  than repealing it. I’m for it.”

“Whatever we can do to relieve the suffering of this economy and the American  people.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/bachmann-obama-peddling-crack-cocaine-of-dependency/#tSAzbcXHVq4gKUl2.99

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