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User beware, if you choose to create an account and submit your personal information in healthcare.gov you should have no reasonable expectation of privacy with your personal information.

Here we go again.  Incompetence or something else going on here?

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In an October 23, 2013 CBS article they explain;

“…Incredibly misleading for people that are trying to get a sense of what they’re paying.” said Industry Analyst, Jonathan Wu.  Wu points to how the website lumps people only into two broad categories: “49 or under” and “50 or older.”  Prices for everyone in the 49-or-under group are based on what a 27-year-old would pay. In the 50-or-older group, prices are based on what a 50-year-old would pay.

CBS ran the numbers for older Americans and found a huge difference of what was represented and what actually would be the price.  For example 62-year-old in Charlotte looking for the same basic plan would get a price estimate on the government website of $394. The actual price is $634.

Running the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, N.C., according to HealthCare.gov, she would pay $231 a month, but the actual plan on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s website costs $360, more than 50 percent higher.  The difference: Blue Cross and Blue Shield requests your birthday before providing more accurate estimates.

What would happen to a company that represented it’s pricing this way?  They would inevitably be brought up on deceptive advertising at least and possibly fraud if an older or mentally challenged individual had difficulty in actually discerning the difference as they proceeded with purchase.

The reality of an average price would take the population 50 through 90’s and average theObama-and-Sebelius age of the population in that sample, most likely finding it skewing more toward 65 than 50.  Same with under 49, probably finding the average around 35.  In any case, why can’t they just say, born in this “year” or give the actual price, this is not beyond website technology, well for a private company anyway.

The Government should not be exempt from the wide array of Consumer Protection laws and the very administration created our very own Consumer Czar, Elizabeth Warren.  Where is she in all of this?

“Industry executives CBS News spoke with literally could not believe the government is providing these estimates, which they said were useless and could easily mislead consumers,”  NBC News, Jan Crawford said.

“They also say that the website repeatedly states the actual prices could be lower – but it makes no mention that they could be higher,” she added.  She has already called the website a “complete disaster,” and the Obamacare rollout a “complete failure.” On Friday, Crawford focused on the widely-acknowledged privacy risks surrounding the system, but adding that “the glitches have, in fact, made the website unusable for most.”

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Received this email today, but it seems to be out there from May 4, 2013 articles, can’t be sure if it’s really from Canada, but sure makes the point.

Subj: Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10

This is what other countries think of us; in this case, Canada.
TOP-10 “Only In America ” Observations

10) Only in America…**could politicians talk about the greed of the 
rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America…**could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a
black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black
while only 12% of the population is black.

8) Only in America…**could they have had the two people most 
responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury
 Department) andCharles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee),
BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America…**can they have terrorists kill people in the name
 of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might 
be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America…**would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of
thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone
 who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American 
citizens.

5) Only in America…**could the people who believe in balancing the
 budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as
”extremists.”

4) Only in America…**could you need to present a driver’s license to 
cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America…**could people demand the government investigate
whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went 
up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (
MarathonOil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes
(Nike).

2) Only in America…**could the government collect more tax dollars from 
the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion 
dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER
 MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money

and number one……..

1) Only in America…could the rich people – who pay 86% of all 
income taxes- be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who 
don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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We’ve been hearing rumors about the IRS possibly being aggressive to conservative groups for nearly a year.  Since we no longer have mainstream media Free Press, but instead party leaning infomercial-news, this situation went on while the IG (Inspector General) was investigating for months leading up to the 2012 election.

On May 17, we hear from Mr Miller the head of the IRS, who had previously testified in front of Congress before 2013 that essentially all was well.   Today he was questioned as to why he didn’t, since he knew about the IG investigation, disclose the improprieties at the time of his testimony.  Mr. Miller’s explanation was that of someone hiding something, “I answered the questions asked” that’s what a lawyer tells a criminal when under oath.  Avoid the question by answering a preprepared answer and only answer as limited as possible to the question at hand.

As a citizen, as listed throughout the Constitution of the United States of America, I am more than appalled at how the government is conducting business.  I think the Representative from Pennsylvania has summarized this best.

Enclosed here is the IG’s report.  This is redacted which also concerns me, as we have not been given the entire report, so what’s missing?   IG Report-revised-redacted-1

For citizens to have been profiled into certain groups by name and then treated, by what appears from the IG’s report and limited testimony, beyond the scope necessary to issue tax status, appears to be civil rights violations and criminal.  For the government to restrict its citizens from exercising its lawful right as upheld by the Supreme Court in Citizens United, is criminal.

To assign this as low level employees tells me one of two things, 1) either the executive branch, management of departments and managers are incompetent (see Stretched Beyond its Limits: Executive Branch) or 2) that the executive branch, management of departments and managers are in fact competent and decided to manage the TeaParty, Conservative, Christian and Jewish groups in this specific manner.

Either answer is criminal.

As tax payers we work hard for our money, we get up go to work, manage our affairs to make money and we pay into a system anywhere from around 1%  upwards to 55% of our income in support of this very government that is restricting citizen rights.  We deserve better.  Our politicians need to focus on the running of the government they created, or we must insist you shut the parts down that you are incapable of properly managing.  And to the Appointed staff, long time government Executives, Management and Employees, we deserve better.  You are shafting your neighbors, family, communities and nation by not standing up and calling out these situations.

The President, if not then The Congress, if not then The Press should demand that a full accounting be conducted and the criminal behavior be charged where it has happened, that firings be conducted where appropriate, that organizational notice be given and that proper and lawful enforcement as needed in the collection of government money be established.  Our participation is “voluntary” thus far.  Else it is The Citizens which shall demand a change and that request would be final.

The hard working members of America are watching, do the right thing!

©republicunited2013

 

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“What difference at this point does that make?

Those words will resonate for years to come.  As more testimony is coming forth from individuals who were on the ground at the time of the terrorist attack are being allowed to speak, we are finding, maybe it does make a lot of difference!

We were told from our President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ambassador Susan Rice, that the attacks were caused by a video insulting the prophet Mohammad.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 12th, declares video is cause unplanned attack.

Ambassador Susan Rice on news Face the Nation on September 16th.

President Obama pushes this case at a United Nations Assembly on September 25th.

Libyan President Mohamed Magarief says it was a pre-planned act of Terrorism and why.

So as we are learning, this was a pre-planned attack as the cover up clears.  Here’s some more information coming out from hearings on May 8th involving Chief of Missions in Libya.

From other testimony of Chief of Missions Gregory Hicks we’ve learned the following from first hand testimony.

BREAKING NEWS:  ABC has learned that narrative that the Obama Administration were using to describe the attack in Benghazi were changed 12 times, here is the  12 Talking Points that were in fact changed to lie about the idea that it was a youtube video.

Was there a cover up?   What’s your thoughts?  What should happen next?

©republicunited2013

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No Taxation without Representation, but one half of the country has Representation WITHOUT Taxation

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