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Published On: Fri, Sep 27th, 2013

President Obama and his administration compares Obamacare critics to terrorists, arsonists, fat cats and kidnappers

President Barack Obama has unloaded with new attacks on Republicans trying to derail the Affordable Care Act, painting the controversial law’s opponents as fat-cats who watch too much Fox News.

His name calling or analogies include: freeloaders, the Koch Brothers, folks who think the Fugitive Slave Act and Obamacare are equally terrible.

photo LaDawna Howard via Flickr

photo LaDawna Howard via Flickr

Senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer took to CNN to compare Republicans to terrorists.

“It is not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.”

And

“The Republicans have provided a laundry list of essentially ransom demands.”

And

“What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”

Here’s how Obama broke it down:

The rich

“To help pay for the program, the wealthiest Americans, families that make more than $250,000 a year, will have to pay a little bit more. Extremely costly health insurance plans will no longer qualify for unlimited tax breaks.”

Critics may cry "They told us so" as the cost increases from Obamacare become more clear Photo/Florida Tenth Amendment Center

Critics may cry “They told us so” as the cost increases from Obamacare become more clear
Photo/Florida Tenth Amendment Center

Freeloaders

“When uninsured people who can afford to get health insurance don’t, and then they get sick or they get hit by a car and they show up at the emergency room, who do you think pays for that? You do, in the form of higher premiums because the hospitals, they got to get their money back somehow. So if they’re treating somebody who doesn’t have health insurance, they jack up premiums for everybody who does have health insurance. It’s like a hidden tax of a thousand dollars per family every year whose got health insurance. So we’re saying, well, that’s not fair. If you can afford to get health insurance, don’t dump the costs on us.”

Fox News watchers

“We need you to spread the word. But you don’t have to take my word for it. If you’ve talked to somebody who said, well, I don’t know, I was watching Fox News, and they said this was horrible [the transcript records “laughter, boos”] and you can say, ‘you know what? Don’t take my word for it. Go on the website. See for yourself what the prices are. See for yourself what the choices are. Then make up your own mind. Just make — that’s all I’m asking. Make up your own mind.’”

The Koch Brothers (not named directly)

“Some of the tea party’s biggest donors, some of the wealthiest men in America, are funding a cynical ad campaign trying to convince young people not to buy health care at all. I mean, think about it. These are billionaires several times over. You know they’ve got good health care.”

“But they are actually spending money, on television, trying to convince young people that if you’ve got the choice between getting affordable health care or going without health care, you should choose not having any health care. Now, do you think if you get sick or you get hurt and you get stuck with a massive bill, these same folks — they’re going to help you out? Are they going to pay for your health care?”

GOP extremists

“One congressman said that ‘Obamacare’ is the most dangerous piece of legislation ever passed. Ever in the history of America, this is the most dangerous piece of legislation. Providing, creating a marketplace so people can buy group insurance plans, the most dangerous ever.”

More extremists

“You had a state representative somewhere say that it’s as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act. Think about that. Affordable health care is worse than a law that lets slave-owners get their runaway slaves back. I mean, these are quotes. I’m not making this stuff up.”

(He isn’t making this one up, anyway. Here’s Republican New Hampshire state representative Bill O’Brien on Aug. 1: “What is Obamacare? It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, that allowed slave-owners to come to New Hampshire and seize African-Americans and use the federal courts to take them back to … slave states.”)

“The closer we get, the more desperate they get,” Obama said. “All this would be funny if it wasn’t so crazy.”

 

 

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  1. Fugitive slave act | Pearltrees says:

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  2. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    BEFORE JANUARY 2017, I HOPE Afrocentric blacks WILL SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR LEADER.

    ACCORDING TO WHBQ-Fox 13 IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST Obamacare rates IN THE NATION [$181 per month before tax credits]. BUT, MEMPHIS IS A majority black city IN WHICH THE CITIZENS ARE AFRAID TO HAVE DIGITAL-UTILITY METERS INSTALLED ON THEIR HOMES, DUE TO A FEAR OF HOUSE FIRE AND $300-&-UP UTILITY BILLS. IN ADDITION, United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox RECENTLY CAME TO MEMPHIS, WITH A FOCUS ON LISTENING TO MEMPHIS BEG FOR MONEY TO BUILD A SCENIC PEDESTRIAN-WALK ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER INTO ARKANSAS; YET, MEMPHIANS – MOSTLY black – ARE DEALING WITH CUTS IN THE TRANSIT-BUS SYSTEM. SO, I GUARANTEE, WHEN WE BEGIN TO HEAR ABOUT AMERICANS PAYING Obamacare fines (CIRCA, APRIL 2014), THE MAJORITY OF THOSE BEING PENALIZED WILL BE black.

    IF HE HAD SENSE, Reverend Al Sharpton WOULD ASK THE KENYAN, “Who is terrorizing whom?”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  3. MARK TRAINA says:

    NAAWP: SHUTTING DOWN a CORRUPT GOVERNMENT in 2013!

    OBAMA hasn’t done ONE THING RIGHT since taking OFFICE and now he wants to take CONTROL of our HEATH CARE!

    FACT: If he gets his way we are all gonna be EFFED UP by another FEDERALLY FUNDED ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM, as a matter of fact, the LARGEST FEDERAL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM in U.S. HISTORY!

    NAAWP OFFICIAL STANCE: We do not want the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in CONTROL of our HEALTH CARE!

    NAAWP: PLEASE SHUT DOWN the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, which has CORRUPTED the entire EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA is using OBAMACARE to DISTRACTS U.S. from all of his SCANDALS!

    NO TRUST in PRESIDENT OBAMA and no TRUST in his ability to lead U.S.!

    The INCREDIBLE NON-CREDIBLE U.S. PRESIDENT that now wants to take CONTROL of all of our HEALTHCARE needs!

    1) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED a more CIVIL WASHINGTON D.C., then went on to DIVIDE AMERICA on the ISSUES of RACE, WEALTH and GENDER?

    2) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to BALANCE the BUDGET and ZERO OUT the NATIONAL DEBT, then went on to TRIPLE the NATIONAL DEBT and has never actually PASSED a BUDGET through CONGRESS?

    3) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE that no one can AFFORD?

    4) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED U.S CHANGE and then continued to do the SAME OLE POLITICAL BULL$HYT?

    5) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED U.S JOBS and instead put most of U.S. on the WEFARE, FOOD STAMPS, PUBLIC HOUSING, SECTION 8 HOUSING PUBLIC DOLE?

    6) Is this the same PRESIDENT who laid off 7-thousand POSTAL WORKERS and 20-thousand TEACHERS, so that he could give over 8-BILLION DOLLARS to his MUSLIM BROTHERS, SISTERS, AUNTS, UNCLES and COUSIN in EGYPT! By the way, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD is a well-known TERRORIST GROUP that HATES U.S and wants to KILL all on the NON-MUSLIM INFIDELS on PLANET EARTH!

    7) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to INVESTIGATE BENGHIZA then COVERED-UP everything related to the BENGHIZA TERRORIST ATTACK, especially with regard to the RESPONSE to the ATTACK, or LACK THERE OF?

    8) Is this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to INVESTIGATE the ILLEGAL ACTIONS of the NSA, CIA, FBI, DOJ, IRS months ago and FAILED to INVESTIGATE any of those EXECUTIVE AGENCIES?

    Now PRESIDENT OBAMA wants to take control of our HEALTH CARE and no one seems to have any FAITH or TRUST in his ability to LEAD U.S.!

    FACT: OBAMA is a “DOUBLE TALKER”, a “TALL TALE TELLER”, a “GRIFTER” and his LEGACY will be along the lines of “THE WORLDS GREATEST LIAR” or “THE CON MAN WHO BROUGHT AMERICA TO HER KNEES”!~

    fatuous1

    MARK TRAINA

    [email protected]

    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    certified school psychologist/economist/civil rights activist/504-231-3056

    NAAWP PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

    CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015

    NATIONAL FUN RAISING CHAIRPERSON for the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNERS

    PS: If PRESIDENT OBAMA has any say so in the fatuous1’s HEALTH CARE, I’m in DEEP DO DO!

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