The Obama administration is launching a nationwide campaign to advertise for the Affordable Care Act. The campaign will cost roughly 684 million dollars.
The administration is hoping to use this advertising to reach out to people that are unaware of Obamacare. It also seems as if the advertising could possibly be used to hoodwink the American people. Continue reading
Recently, Mr. Trump has published an offer to POTUS, Tump has called it “an offer he can’t refuse”. Does this sound “Mafia like” to anyone? Well it may then again it may not after you hear the offer: [Trump will give $5 million to the charity of the presidents choosing if the president were to release his college transcripts.] Really, Trump thats your, “big offer which POTUS can’t refuse”?
Is the media like the boy crying he saw a wolf?: Today Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP convention, a place many Romney supporters had claimed would be hostile. During the speech Romney said to help promote job growth Obamacare should be repealed. The NAACP audience booed at Romney’s statement. There have been continuing News reports and articles circulating this clip around at an attempt to stir up some controversy.
ALL ABOARD!!: Five days ago, California’s legislature voted on and approved $8 Billion of their funds to be allocated for the construction of a high speed rail line. Though this has been a controversial form of spending a few government employees support this. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stated, “I congratulate the Legislature on taking this action, which will create thousands of jobs and strengthen the California economy,” in a recent blog post. Yes it will create jobs, but for how long? What do the workers do once the construction is finished? The vote for approval reflect the controversy surrounding this rail line, with the results being 21-16 and passing only after years of heated debates, setbacks, and lest we forget a lot of debt.
Who might not celebrate Independence Day?:
People like Chris Rock perhaps? Not sure of what I’m referring to, then read my earlier post. Funny that people like Chris Rock should exercise their free speech in such a manner that neglects those who fight to protect it. Those who fight and arrive home heroes or veterans. What is truly sad is the fact that after their return from duty most Americans go on with their lives forgetting about those veterans until the next parade, award ceremony, or the occasional veterans day celebration . But the truth is that veterans often suffer emotional injuries from their service which leave them just as scarred as the physical injuries. In 2006, over 400,000 vets were homeless at some point. Now 1 in 4 vets are homeless this is particularly disturbing when factoring in the ACA/Obamacare. Remember with the ACA any American without health insurance will be penalized/taxed, this includes veterans. As most citizens know, veterans are already eligible for Medicare and some gov benefits. We should also remember that these homeless veterans are often homless for mental issues and therefore never apply for said benefits. There is also the possibility that some vets are like the 14 million Americans eligible for medicare and yet do not apply for whatever reason.
My Opinion: We should try our best to help the veterans in need not just the homeless veterans, after all it is because of them that we can celebrate Independence Day and that Chris Rock can have Freedom of Speech. This in mind, we should address the issue of how the ACA will treat citizens in similar situations to that of the homeless vets. Will the ACA penalize/tax them regardless if their mentally ill or for whatever reason just don’t want government insurance. To conclude, I have to say for the ACA to penalize/tax in a manner described above would be morally wrong if not legally wrong.
By: Milton L. Jefferson