Thursday, June 28, 2012
THE FLAG CODE
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976
§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of the many unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against US citizens and their life, liberty and property I am displaying my US flag upside down on July 4th 2012.
America is in dire distress and extreme danger to life and property because of the recent FRAUD supreme court ruling on obamacare.
"death" panels ie a panel of people who will determine if you are worthy of life
IPAB Is an Acronym for 'Death Panel'
Obamacare's "Independent Payment Advisory Board" was created to deny care to seniors.
Its sole purpose is to cut funding for some health care services seniors now take for granted. And those cuts will kill people.
IPAB was created pursuant to section 3403 of the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and its ostensible purpose is to "control costs." In reality, it will do nothing at all about costs. Instead, the board's fifteen "experts" will impose old-fashioned price controls. Before Obamacare was signed into law in March of 2010, only Congress had the power to make changes to Medicare's reimbursement rates. But PPACA, for all intents and purposes, transfers that power to this tiny cadre of presidential appointees who will have no accountability to the voters. In theory, IPAB can only propose changes to Medicare's payment rates. In practice, however, the board's proposals will take effect automatically unless Congress passes contrary legislation and the President signs it into law.
This concentrates a huge amount of power in the hands of these fifteen people. As Obama's former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, phrased it last year in a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington: "This institution could prove to be far more important to the future of our fiscal health than, for example, the Congressional Budget Office. It has an enormous amount of potential power." This comment suggests that the Obama administration always intended to maintain the country's "fiscal health" by stinting on Granny's physical health. Hyperbole? Consider Orszag's description of the automatic implementation feature of IPAB's proposals: "So the default is now switched in a very important way on the biggest driver of our long-term costs, which is the Medicare program."
Considering that IPAB's mission involves Medicare cuts, one can't help but wonder if Obama's political team was comfortable with how much emphasis he put on it during last week's budget discussions. He made it abundantly clear that, if spending rises faster than expected, he "will give the independent commission the authority to make additional savings by further improving Medicare." But the relevant provision of PPACA was obviously written to keep IPAB below the radar until the President, and the Democrat majority in the Senate, have survived the 2012 election cycle. The law doesn't require the board to produce its first recommendations until 2014. Thus, a safely reelected Obama would have time to submit even controversial nominations for IPAB membership, which a friendly Senate would happily confirm.
Such political considerations notwithstanding, Obama probably wasn't worried. He no doubt sees PPACA's death panels as a feature rather than a bug. This sentiment is shared of most advocates of socialized medicine. In a piece titled, "Why 'death panels' are a necessary evil," columnist Jay Bookman captured this progressive consensus when he wrote that "Death panels exist, they will exist in any conceivable system of health-care delivery, and we all know they are necessary but prefer to ignore it." For these people, it's either us or Granny: "Somebody has to say no to the terminal patient who refuses to acknowledge that he or she is terminal and demands hopeless if expensive treatment.… Somebody has to have the power to rule that Procedure A or Drug A is more cost-effective than Procedure B or Drug B.… Even Heaven has a gatekeeper."
With this last snide flourish about St. Peter, Bookman inadvertently stumbles upon the thing that makes many people, of all political persuasions, uneasy about the amount of power that has been given to IPAB. The members of this board will be mere mortals, installed by a president whose choice of appointees thus far has shown little divine inspiration. Thus, even some Democrats have grave concerns. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA), for example, is among the co-sponsors of a bill that would repeal IPAB. In a statement released last week she said, "Congress must assume responsibility for legislating sound health care policy for Medicare beneficiaries.… Abdicating this responsibility, whether to insurance companies or an unelected commission, would undermine our ability to represent the needs of the seniors."
The tragic irony here is that costs can be controlled without pulling the plug on Granny. There are market-based alternatives to government rationing. Despite what we have been repeatedly told by progressive policy wonks, health care is not a unique universe in which economic forces fail to operate properly. It is, in reality, possible to utilize the market to control costs. One plan for doing so has been put forward by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who would introduce competition among insurers, realign tax incentives and remove some of the regulatory morass that reduces the efficiency of health care providers. This market-based approach was used with success in the Medicare Part-D program, which was actually starting to drive down drug costs until the Democrats began meddling with it after retaking Congress in 2006.
Another alternative is the "Purple Health Plan," proposed by Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff. As David Hogberg reports at Investor's Business Daily, this plan seeks to "achieve the liberal goal of universal care via a market-oriented voucher." A lot of prominent economists have endorsed it, including Nobel laureates George Akerlof and Thomas Schelling. Kotlikoff's basic idea is to "trade in" outmoded ideas, like the employer-based tax exclusion and the major federal health programs, and use the money thus saved to provide Americans with vouchers that we would use to buy our own health insurance plans. There are features to this plan that will incur the displeasure of free market purists, including its own panel of physicians who would make arbitrary decisions, but the point is that it is another choice.
Unfortunately, choice is not a popular concept with the President and his health care apparatchiks at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For them, "cost control" means government-imposed rationing of care to the elderly. Obama's CMS administrator and lead health czar has often praised IPAB's deadly British prototype, the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) and has famously averred that "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care; the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." The problem is that Obamacare's death panel, as Sarah Palin correctly dubbed IPAB in the Wall Street Journal, will end up closing a lot of aging eyes -- permanently.
(So is obama any different that hitler? NO.) Story Reports
A giant total fraud was perpetrated on this country yesterday. The Supreme Court as an institution is forever tarnished. There are now no limits anywhere on the size, scope, the growth of government. We were the victims of a purposeful, intentional fraud yesterday. There is no way, were anybody in Washington concerned about the Constitution, there is no way Obamacare gets anywhere close to being law in this country. There is no way it even approaches constitutionality. And the chief justice of the US Supreme Court knew that.
All I know is that we were defrauded in front of our eyes, wide open. We were taunted, defrauded, mocked, laughed at.
He actually wrote this. It makes going without insurance just another thing the government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning income. That's all it is here. He's got this law, Congress wants this law, the president wants this law, it's entirely unconstitutional. And they all knew this. Other than the four liberals, they all knew the whole thing was unconstitutional and Justice Roberts decided to rewrite it. He rewrote the legislation in a way that Congress never intended it. It would be like a judge making up for an incompetent lawyer in court and finding somebody who's guilty totally innocent just because the judge wanted to appear magnanimous. Or vice versa. It makes going without insurance just another thing the government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning income.
The Supreme Court wrote legislation, they rewrote this legislation to save it. In the real world, Realville, what used to be, what everybody thought they could count on, what everybody thought and hoped one more time they could depend on, even though we know we really can't, we learned it in Kelo, we learned it in McCain Feingold, we've learned it a lot. We can't count on the Supreme Court to uphold the Constitution, and that's why I'm sick. If we can't count on the Constitution being upheld in the Supreme Court, and furthermore, if the Supreme Court is going to take over the duties of the legislative branch and write legislation in order to save incompetent, unconstitutional, faulty work, then we've got pure fraud right before our very eyes.
Obamacare and the stimulus bill that contained most of obamacare is now confirmed by the supreme court and will determine if you are worthy of life!
Remember the people in congress that voted for "obamacare" in the middle of the night.
Remember because if you ever need "health care" and are told by a panel you can't get help from a hospital or doctor it will be because the members of congress who passed obamacare didn't want you to live but die.
Remember those members of the supreme court who voted to uphold obama care as a valid law.
These people also will be responsible for you death at the hands of obamacare.
Most of obamacare is not about health issues but taxes. Most of the obamacare death bill was hidden in the so called stimulus bill before obamacare was passed in the middle of the night.
Many Americans still don't know that obamacare is all about taxes and control of your every move and breath.
Obamacare and the stimulus bill really contained most of the obamacare death panels and is something the American people have yet to grasp and understand.
This country has a lawless president who cannot validate his US citizenship. He is in fact an illegal alien.
This country has been sold down the river by people in congress and now people in the supreme court.
Mark Lavin is correct when he says we must make sure Romney is elected and a majority of republicans so obamacare and its cancer can be removed from the US.
No I am not thrilled about Romney at all but I do know he must be elected or obama will totally destroy America.
Lets not give up. We must defeat obama and his fellow comrades.
May GOD help us in our fight for liberty.