What AHCA CBO Numbers Really Mean

So the Congressional Budget Office came out with their “scoring” of the Americans Health Care Act this week. And, to absolutely no one’s surprise it showed something for everyone. For snowflakes on Capitol Hill, it showed that 23 million Americans would be uninsured under the plan that passed the House. For the Republicans, it showed that the cost would save $120 Billion over the next decade.

So, what does this all mean?

Absolutely nothing. That’s right. Absolutely nothing. Yes, Chuck “The Forehead” Schumer can cry on the Senate floor or to anyone that will listen that some 23 million people will be uninsured when this is done. Yes, Paul Ryan can claim that costs will be lower, and Americans will be saving money because of the bill the Republicans have passed. Both are true (well, almost). Actually, there’s no truth to the rumor that 14 million people that are currently insured will lose their insurance. And actually, there’s no truth to the rumor that the bill will save $120 Billion over the next ten years. It’s all hogwash. That’s because the CBO that does the scoring is so bad at this that their numbers are pretty meaningless. So, let’s see the numbers

The CBO says that 14 million Americans will be without healthcare insurance if AHCA passes. Of course this is the same group that said that there would be 23.3 million Americans signed up with Obamacare by now. By Obama’s inflated numbers that number wasn’t even half of that! By any count that doesn’t add in the expanded Medicaid (which could have happened anytime anyway), only 3 million uninsured people got on the Obamacare bandwagon. The CBO was WAY off base!

The cost factor is way off. The CBO said the cost of Obamacare over 10 years would be less than one Trillion dollars. It’s already far exceeded that number and today, to even GET to the 10 year mark, the US government (that’s you and me) would have to pony up another $4.7 TRILLION on top of the $3.2 TRILLION that we’ve already wasted on this white elephant. That’s $7.9 TRILLION spent on something that was supposed to cost less than a trillion! How exact was that! And the CBO said that there would be 23.3 million Americans getting their health insurance through healthcare.gov. The actual number (Medicaid included) was 10.4 million after some numbers fudging by the Obama administration.

The end result here is the CBO is terrible at projecting this type of thing. For them to even come out with a forecast is nothing but media fodder, and doesn’t have anything to do with reality. They are rarely right when it comes to predicting costs, and even worse off when they are asked to make guesses on how successful things like Obamacare or AHCA are going to be in the American public (remember…the CBO said Obamacare would catch on and be a big hit!).

In the end, the CBO numbers mean nothing. The snowflakes screaming about it mean nothing. The whole thing is the congress needs to dump Obamacare before it bankrupts the country, and go back to the system that wasn’t broke before this whole abortion started in the first place. Stop trying to legislate what Americans do with their money, and concentrate on what it is governments should do…print money, arm and maintain an armed forces, protect the borders. The rest is to keep out of our lives (are you listening NSA???)

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Let It Go, Podesta!

Well, you can’t really blame John Podesta. The guy that was the campaign chairman for the worst presidential candidate in United States history, who’s 60,000 emails provided enough impetus to deny his boss the White House in the waning days of an election that could be called one of the muddiest on record, is finally speaking out on his life’s greatest failure…his inability to get Hillary Clinton her dream of the Oval Office.

Podesta spoke at a Global Politico event, where he made comments like, “Donald Trump is unfit for office”. “His actions are absolutely crazy”. “He has a complete disregard for the truth”. And of course, Podesta blames everything that happened last November, not on himself (that would be very un-liberal like!), and not on Hillary Clinton and all of the mistakes the campaign made, but on Russia, and James Comey, and Donald Trump’s “lies”.

Get over it John. It’s over. You lost. I know you’re angry, but frankly this isn’t a very flattering look on you.

This is the problem that Democrats have to really get down and deal with. They are so inflamed over the election seven months after it’s over that they can’t see straight. They are so upset that Donald Trump won the White House and that they didn’t win the House and Senate back that they are willing to do absolutely anything to get it back. And they are absolutely livid at the prospect that the GOP could actually reach the 60 seat threshold in the Senate to shut down debate and filibusters in the future… not that it would matter if Mitch McConnell decides to invoke the “nuclear option” and do away with that rule altogether (which is rumored).

Podesta was a huge part of the problem of the Clinton campaign, other of course, than the candidate herself, who wouldn’t speak to the press, wouldn’t take questions, wouldn’t address her scandal issues, and never listened to her higher-ups that thought the campaign was doing it all wrong. To the campaign, and more specifically Robbie Mook and Podesta, they had the campaign in the bag, but let it slip away because they didn’t get the Democrat message across, instead wasting valuable campaign stops trying to demonize Donald Trump and make him appear worse than Hillary Clinton to the voters. Most people had already made their mind up. Except those in Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Ohio, and Pennsylvania, who were slowly slipping away from Democrat control and moving to the GOP because Trump campaigned there and Clinton didn’t. Isn’t that what the DNC’s post-mortem said about the whole election? Why can’t Podesta accept what the party believes is the reason they lost?

Well, the biggest reason is, he’d have to accept the fact that he screwed up. It was a lot of his own fault. John, you have to deal with the fact you’re not as good as you thought you were, and you lost when you should have won. Go seek counseling and get over it. We’ll all feel better if you do!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Obama Administration DID Violate Constitution

While the snowflakes on Capitol Hill were scurrying around, hoping to find a shred of evidence that the Russians had some influence over the presidential election, and more specifically had an “in” with people in the Trump campaign, it was learned that for the past seven years, the Obama Administration not only broke the law, they shredded the Constitution along the way.

Oh, you probably won’t hear about this on the mainstream media yet. It’s going to take time for the story to get its legs. But I will tell you that the legs that will grow under this will make the Hillary Clinton Home Brew Server Scandal seem like a Saturday In The Park (yes…a reference to the Chicago song).

What apparently happened is that the FISA Court (The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) had jumped all over the Obama Administration back in 2011 for failing to put safeguards in place that would stop the NSA for spying on normal, everyday citizens without cause. That is exactly what had been happening under Obama (as Edward Snowden pointed out). And The NSA and the Obama Administration chose instead of fixing the problem, to exacerbate it by continuing to destroy the Fourth Amendment rights of thousands upon thousands of Americans by spying on them illegally.

What this means in terms of what will happen and what should happen are the differences between night and day. What should happen is that everyone involved, including the former president, should be brought up on charges, convicted and sent off to a nice cushy prison like Sing Sing (or maybe they could re-open Alcatraz?) for a very long time. What will happen? There will end up being a fall guy somewhere, someone who’s name you and I don’t know yet, that will end up being thrown in jail for 10 years or so to rot away as the scapegoat, so Bobo and his henchmen can continue to play golf together in style.

What this actually means is that every single snowflake that has been screaming bloody murder about collusion in the election, every single Democrat who is crying that Trump should be impeached should take solace in the fact that their guy skated for eight years and this was found out only after he left office. This IS an impeachable offense, and most assuredly would have brought an early end to Bobo’s reign of terror.

I want to hear Chuck “The Forehead” Schumer and Nancy “I’m An Alien” Pelosi apologize to Donald Trump for all of their mis-statements and lies (and the same goes for Harry Reid) over the past year and a half. Anything Donald Trump has done pales in comparison to the illegal, immoral, unethical, and stupid moves by Obama and his people. This makes Watergate look like a picnic. Watergate was wrong, and Nixon should have hung for it (and yes…Ford was wrong for pardoning him), but this makes that break-in look so childish it isn’t funny. Obama’s entire term should be wiped off the face of history as though it never existed. And he and his clan should rot in prison for the rest of their lives. CONVICTED!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

NOW Biden Comes Clean…

Joe Biden has never been at a loss for words. Smilin’ Joe has always had something cute to say, or a stern warning to Republicans who disagreed with his party’s liberal line. But it was strange for the former Vice President to actually come out at a recent speech and say what he said.

The Democrats had the wrong candidate running for president in 2016.

Duh! Really? Joe said that Hillary Clinton had too many “problems” to win the White House, and that the Democrat “elites” that were watching the Republican convention knew that Trump was going to defeat Hillary as soon as he got the nomination. Oh, they knew they’d try their best to get her to Pennsylvania Avenue, but they also knew it was going to be a very long and winding putt.

And who in the world did Biden think would have been the candidate that could unseat Trump? Was it Bernie Sanders who made it basically all the way to the convention before getting on board the Clinton bandwagon, much to the chagrin of his supporters who wanted anybody but Clinton? Nope. It was himself. That’s right. The CORRECT candidate for the Democrats to choose in 2016 would have been Joe Biden.

Uh…didn’t he pull himself out of the running because of the death of his son Beau? I seem to remember hearing that someplace. But apparently Biden says that had he been the Democrats’ choice, he would have been able to take the nomination and turn it into an Obama third-term. Now, I do believe that a Trump v. Biden showdown would have been much more interesting from a voters’ perspective than the match up we got. We could have actually discussed issues instead of who lived closer to Satan. I mean, the debate between Trump and Clinton degraded into a bout of who was the worst person since Adolph Hitler to walk the earth. I guess in the end the American voters decided that Hillary was Adolph’s better half, not Eva Braun.

But I find it amazing for any politician to come out six months after an election and declare that had they actually been running (especially after they took themselves out of the running), they would have been the “correct candidate”. First it speaks volumes of the ego of this guy. Second, it speaks volumes of the stupidity of the American voter who had just lived through eight years of the greatest malaise since the Great Depression. Everything that Obama did (OK…save the pre-existing condition thing that basically ran the cost of insurance to the moon), failed. And why America would think for a second that putting the number two guy of that abortion into the drivers’ seat would be any better was a piece of total nonsense. But that is the way politics runs sometimes, and now Joe can die happy knowing at least, in his own mind, he could have become president…if only.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

And Now It’s Time For Trump To Shut Up.

Don’t get me wrong, so far I haven’t seen or heard one slice of evidence that Donald Trump has done anything wrong regardless what the snowflakes on Capitol Hill will want you to believe. Remember… they are best served by making sure that there is doubt in your mind when it comes to Trump and his presidency. They have a goal to take over the House next year, and the White House in 2020. They can’t do that if it looks like Trump is hitting home run after home run (which by the way 80% of Republicans agree he’s doing).

So, it’s with that in mind that I give The Donald a little advice this morning. Shut the hell up! Stop your incessant tweeting about everything. I know you think it’s a great way to communicate directly to the American people and get your thoughts through unfiltered by a liberal media, but you need to stop. You need to stop talking about Russia. You need to stop talking about James Comey. You need to stop getting all tied up in what the snowflakes want the world to believe is the biggest scandal since Watergate (what about Hillary, he asked?). You need to focus on your agenda and tell the Republicans in congress to do the same damn thing. THAT is what you need to do.

It doesn’t matter one bit what the Democrats say or think. They can call for impeachment, they can scream at the top of their lungs that Trump is an alien from Mars, it doesn’t matter because THEY don’t matter. They are the minority party. They are the group that is trying to upset the apple cart. They are the ones that are trying to do whatever they can do so they can point out that Trump has been a failure… just like they said he would be. But the facts…and I’m talking about the TRUTH here bears out a different story, if only the American public would care to hear it. The TRUTH is Trump is doing better than most people thought he would…even Democrats. That’s the reason for the obfuscation of the snowflakes. They realize Trump is up there getting hits. Yes, he’s not hitting his stride yet. Neither was Obama at this point. And Trump is WAY behind Obama in scandals at this point. I think five months into his term Bobo had something like 9 scandals going (he ended up with 21 his first year).

There is the truth, and there is the truth that Dems want you to believe. And you have to be smart enough to understand that the two are markedly different. And Donald Trump has to be smart enough to know what they are trying to do to him…and not worry about it. He has to stay on message, stay focused, not go off into the weeds, and for God’s sake, not make stupid mistakes. Dems will pounce on anything they think they can score points with, even if it’s not true. That’s what happens when your religion is power. You don’t care about anything else.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump’s Deal With Saudis

Donald Trump hasn’t wasted much time trying to erase the putrid memory of an American president that had no idea what foreign policy was about, embarrassing himself and his country on the world stage. Where just eight years ago, on his now infamous “apology tour”, an insipidly ignorant Barack Obama did what no other president in US history has ever done…he bowed to a foreign leader, doing so in Saudi Arabia. Make no mistake, Donald Trump may not be the classiest president we ever had, but at least he listens to his Protocol people.

Trump laid the ground work for an incredible Middle East/European trip over the weekend by meeting with the Saudi royal family, receiving their highest civilian honor (something Obama never got), doing a traditional Saudi Sword Dance with his cabinet members, and announcing a 10 year, $350 Billion arms deal with the Saudis that will undoubtedly change the current power structure in the Middle East.

At a time when Iran has been flexing its muscles to show the world that it is the regional leader of Islam, and that it will decide what the rest of the Middle East will eventually do, Saudi Arabia has stepped up to the plate with the help of the United States and challenged the Iranians to that leadership mantle. Now, not to say that an arms race in the Middle East is exactly the best thing in the world, but it’s certainly better than handing it over to one of the three “axis of evil” members totally unchallenged. By Trump announcing this deal, he has given a huge boost to the United States economy (particularly Lockheed Martin who stands to reap some incredible sales over this), and he’s basically told the Iranians that their arms deal with the US doesn’t mean squat, without ever having to tear it up.

Now, obviously there are those on the left that view any arms deal with anybody as a step toward Armageddon. But it could also be viewed as a step away from total annihilation. By giving the Iranians something besides total Middle Eastern power unabated to think about, this deal is taking great steps to even out the playing field. And remember…just because you have an arms race doesn’t mean it has to end in World War III. Look at what happened with Soviet Union and the United States thanks to Ronald Reagan back in the 80’s. That was arguably the largest arms race in human history, and it led to the destruction of the Soviet Union and did so without a shot being fired. The same thing can indeed happen again in the Middle East.

So, Trump is off doing what he does best, showing off and making deals. And once again, he’s making headlines in a good way. It seems that when HE controls the press and makes the headlines, good things happen. It’s when the Democrats and the snowflakes on Capitol Hill take over that there’s always some negativity. Could it be that those folks on the other side are the ones that are jealous that they didn’t do a better job selecting a candidate for president this past fall? Just sayin’!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump Hits Another Home Run

David Clarke isn’t exactly a household name, yet. But if you know the name, you know the people in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin have a Sheriff that is pretty on the ball. In fact, I’d say he’s taken over the mantle of “America’s Sheriff” when Joe Arpaio was retired last November.

Well, David Clarke has his eyes on bigger prizes, and you have to give Donald Trump and his Department of Homeland Security a huge pat on the back for recognizing talent when they see it. Clarke has been named Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a huge step up for him, and it’s well deserved. In an area of the country that is typically pretty snowflake-ridden, Clarke is a breath of fresh air. He uses common sense and a conservative background approach to his job, and it shows.

The whole point here isn’t to slap Donald Trump on the back for his appointment in this case. It’s much bigger than that. It goes far beyond one appointment. Look at the quality of people that Donald Trump has appointed and that are now working for the US government. The top posts, and even the Assistant Secretary posts, like the one Clarke received, are being filled with quality people from top to bottom. THAT is how you can tell you have a top notch leader at the helm.

Compare the people that Trump has put in place with the people Obama did. Obama threw people like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton at us. These were people, who while having book smarts, had no ability to do the job they did. And where did it lead us? It lead to a total of 21 scandals of the Obama administration in the first 12 months.

Now, I will point out Trump has had two such “trumped up” scandals…at least trumped up so far (yes, that’s a play on words). The James Comey firing and the whole Russian influence thing are the only two scandals Trump has had in five months in office. Compare that to the 21 that Obama had in his first 365 days. Oh…wait…my liberal friends want those detailed. I wrote about that earlier. Do some research… they are archived here. Go back and read them. Yes…it’s going to require a little digging, but you can’t always depend on others to do your homework for you!

So congratulations to Donald Trump for actually making another supremely grand appointment and hiring someone out of their ability to do the job rather than cronyism. I think time will certainly show that while yes, Trump is suffering from the same thing every first term president in the past several have suffered from…an inability to hit the ground running because of the muck the opponents in congress throw at him, he is choosing good people. And good people beats mudslinging every time.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!