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Congress guilty of fraud and conspiracy as members steal $77 million in illegal ObamaCare benefits

By Doug Book, editor

So eager were congressional Democrats to sign Barack Obama’s healthcare servitude plan into law that nary a one recognized the fact that passage would effectively end their top of the line, taxpayer funded health insurance coverage.   obama-gay

And this would be just one of the unpleasant Affordable Care Act realities to take the legislation’s authors by surprise. For they would also lose some $10,000 in yearly premium assistance which had for decades been part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). “In effect, the Affordable Care Act gave members of Congress a $10,000 pay cut.”

But that Washington lawmakers should be ravaged to the tune of $10,000—even as a result of their own legislative efforts—well   that sort of inconvenience is reserved for commoners, after all.

So the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)—with some slight urging on by Barack Obama—decided it might ignore that portion  of the Affordable Care Act which forbids providing generous subsidies to congressional employees.

But not even this convenient bit of contempt for the law would eliminate other problems the Affordable Care Act would cause its authors. Perhaps the greatest of these “prohibits employers from making contributions to their employee’s coverage through the American Health Benefits Exchange (ObamaCare Exchange) THABOEHNER AND MCCONNELLT SERVES INDIVIDUALS.” (my caps)

Difficult as it is to believe, members of Congress are employees of the American people. Their benefits, salaries and the like are handled by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If congress wanted to take advantage of the generous, ongoing premium assistance illegally afforded its members, they would have to sign up for ObamaCare with the D.C. Small Business  Exchange.

However, D. C. law “limits participation in the Exchange to small businesses employing 50 or fewer full-time employees.” This should have made it rather difficult to register the 12,359 congressmen, dependents, staffers and others currently taking advantage of taxpayer financed health insurance.

But the D.C. ObamaCare Small Business Exchange accepted applications in which the House and Senate claimed the existence of only 45 members each. Obviously these applications were known to be painfully fraudulent both by those who submitted them and by the D.C. Exchange which accepted them.

Judicial Watch, the very persistent, conservative watchdog    

Larry Klayman
Larry Klayman

organization founded by Attorney Larry Klayman is pursuing a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to prevent the D.C. Exchange receiving $77 million tax dollars targeted to support the illegal enrollment and membership of the 12,000+ congressional minions.

So our congressional “employees” have defrauded the American people and American taxpayers by engaging in a willful conspiracy with the Office of Personnel Management, the D.C. Small Business Exchange and Barack Obama! Judicial Watch lawyers have at last forced officials at the D.C. Small Business (ObamaCare) Exchange to fess up and admit that “Congress is taking advantage of health benefits its members and staff are not entitled to claim.”  Of course, the Exchange “blacked out” the names of those who submitted the false ObamaCare applications on the part of the House and Senate; applications received in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.

Members of the House and Senate do not exhibit self-importance; rather they are self-infatuated, displaying an arrogance born of uncontested power. CiR will keep readers up to date with the progress of the Judicial Watch lawsuit.

LIES, LIES, LIES

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

I recently read about an ESPN commentator on CNN, stating that Obama had lied to the American People, but that it was not a problem because all Presidents lie. And besides, Bush was worse. This ESPN, politico wanna-be just couldn’t understand why the American people no longer trust Barack. Apparently it is perfectly acceptable to this individual that a dope smoking, foreign aid student like Obama should be placed in THE position of   

Obama with grandparents
Obama with grandparents

responsibility to the entire world. After all, other Presidents have lied. Of course with Obama it has been elevated to an art form.

The major concern of Americans is not only that Obama has lied, but that those lies have led to unconstitutional practices aided and abetted by the Democrat Party, the media and the GOP Establishment. The lying itself is based on premises grounded in Cloward-Piven and the Communist Manifesto.

There are personal lies, such as a social security number that is not his; and declaring that he was a foreign student which he then   

Obama the student
Obama the student

denied after finishing the studies for which he received aid money for foreign students!

There are environmental issues, such as the demonizing of coal, pulling permits for coal production that had been issued before his term in office causing coal producing electricity plants to shut down putting thousands of Americans out of work. Of course Obama cronies and campaign contributors received all the money they needed for “green energy projects” that have since gone    obama-gaybankrupt, making the taxpayer liable for the billions wasted.

And then there are the policy lies–remember “you can keep your doctor;” “your premiums will go down;” and the “cost of medical care will decrease?” How about suing states that follow federal laws which this administration refuses to enforce? Obama believes he has the constitutional right to ignore laws he does not agree with; to refuse enforcement of those laws and the right to create an unconstitutional amnesty by executive order.

Obama feels he has the right to censor insurance companies when they discuss raising premiums. He ordered the firing of a CEO who would not go along with the bankruptcy of General Motors because shareholders were cheated while money was given to the United Auto Workers instead. He instructed the NLRB to prevent Boeing building a new factory in a right-to-work state.    Obama-sweat-550x358

Obama put 45 Czars in place to bypass elected officials and write regulations without meddlesome interference by representatives of the people. This is also the President who claims great fondness for the military even while he told enlisted men and women that they must pay for their own health insurance because they volunteered and should have known the consequences. Barack also declared our military men and women unpatriotic for not agreeing with him.

This is the same President who promised to make every bill    Obama 2available to the public for three days on the internet. In 2007, Obama claimed the revolving door of lobbyists would be closed when he became President, but more than 40 lobbyists are currently working in his administration. This is the President with extensive ties to Wall Street even while making speeches about curtailing the massive amounts of money made there. This is the President who tramples the rights of the American people while celebrating the independence of the Occupy movement.

This is a short list of some of the lies and corruption of which this President is guilty. So much remains that volumes will be written long after Barack Obama has left office.

I would recommend that Barack Obama talk straight to the American people, but he is incapable of telling the truth. The American public see through you Barack. And you could not win a 3rd term, except with the help of the Republican Party. The question is, will the GOPe provide that assistance to Hillary?

John Velisek USN (Ret.)
Twitter:sjspecialist

Supreme Court finds Congress irrelevant as Justices award law making powers to president and…Supreme Court

By Doug Book, editor

Coach is Right recently alerted its readers to the importance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision in King v Burwell, a case which would determine whether the Internal Revenue Service had the authority—on the orders of Barack Obama–to re-interpret the Affordable Care Act in a manner favorable to Obama and contrary to the clear language and intent of the Act as written by Congress.

Though Obama and members of his Regime have already re-written the Act (contrary to the Constitution) on 31 separate occasions, it was hoped—certainly it was never more than a hope—that the Court would uphold the will of a Congress which wrote 7 times in the Act that subsidies to ObamaCare policy holders would be made available only by ObamaCare Exchanges built by one of the 50 states. The law clearly made subsidies and tax credits unavailable in any state with an ObamaCare Exchange built by the federal government.

A ruling which found that “An Exchange established by the State” was indeed “An Exchange Established by the State” would of course make subsidies unavailable in the 34 States with an ObamaCare Exchange built by the Federal Government. Policy prices would not be competitive in 2/3rds of the nation and the Affordable Care Act would rapidly meet its demise.

But on Thursday, the Court’s decision was published and as many feared, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the clear language and intent of Congress were not acceptable to the Court as the clear language and intent of Congress. As Justice Scalia wrote in the dissent he shared with Justices Alito and Thomas, “…normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act MUST be saved.” (My Caps)

Justice Scalia’s dissent is one for the ages as he not so politely eviscerates the majority, for “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (‘penalty’ means tax…‘established by the State’ means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence.”

For anyone not paying attention, Justice Scalia has just accused his colleagues of being dishonest. It is a statement beyond the simply critical of Justice Roberts and to a lesser degree, Justice Kennedy, as Scalia goes as far as he can in accusing both of malfeasance, corruption and, well, dishonesty.

The increasingly corrupt and pernicious purveyors of the legal system in the United States make predicting what should be the most straightforward of rulings virtually impossible. An irrepressible appetite to further a politically inspired agenda has replaced the Constitution as the foundation of American jurisprudence. Such a disgraceful and dangerous perversion of the most senior of American courts “…ignores the American people’s decision to give Congress “[a]ll legislative Powers” enumerated in the Constitution. Art. I, §1. They made Congress, not this Court, responsible for both making laws and mending them.”

But the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Roberts in the lead, has twice “mended” the Affordable Care Act, improperly re-writing and willingly—shall it be called misinterpreting—both the text and the clearly presented desires of Congress.

America’s conservatives have lost the Supreme Court to the corruption and perversity of the left. As wanton dishonesty has replaced honor and integrity on the bench, it is difficult to imagine a time or means of returning the Court to an honest application of constitutional law.

Only 1 week until Supreme Court ruling on the future of ObamaCare

By Doug Book, Editor

Coach is Right has written extensively about the Affordable Care Act—ObamaCare—from its initial, unconstitutional passage by a Democrat controlled congress, through the disgraceful 2012 Supreme Court ruling which featured the inexplicable treachery of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Sometime during the next week the Court will decide King v Burwell, a case which will determine whether the United States and the American people may still depend upon the Constitution to defend their liberty and rights from the unlawful schemes of a tyrant.

On June 17th, CiR asked whether the Supreme Court would deliver one last ruling in defense of the illegal and unconstitutional workings of the Obama Regime.

Today, Coach is Right will publish in its entirety the commentary of Twila Brase, president of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. A longtime expert on healthcare in America, Brase asks the key question:

Will the Supreme Court Set 37 States Free from Obamacare?

by Twila Brase

The U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case by June 29. But pro-Obamacare forces are busy pressuring Republicans to let 6.5 million people keep their illegal subsidies (expand Obamacare) if the administration loses. Here is one example from Politico Pro:

“Inside the Beltway, we’re all on eggshells waiting on the Supreme Court’s King ruling. Outside the Beltway, not so much. The new Kaiser poll finds seven in 10 Americans have heard either nothing at all or only a little about the Obamacare case. Just 13 percent said they had heard “a lot” about it.

“Still, most people in the nearly three dozen states that could lose their subsidies said lawmakers should act to keep those flowing. About 63 percent of people overall said Congress should step in if the plaintiffs win, compared with about 55 percent of people in the states that would be affected, which are mostly controlled by Republicans….”

So the 70% who know little to nothing about the lawsuit are competent to advise Congress? I wonder what they’d say if they actually understood the law. For instance, before the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll team asked them if Congress should continue the illegal subsidies, did they ask these individuals:

· Is it OK for the President to expand Obamacare even if it’s against the law?
· Is it OK that subsidies are paid for by taxes and higher premiums on many people who can no longer
work fulltime due to Obamacare?
· Should people in 37 states be free from Obamacare’s mandates and penalties or be forced to buy health
insurance so 6.5 million people in those states can receive subsidies?
· Would you rather be able to work more hours and have more job opportunities or let the 6.5 million people
keep their illegal subsidies?

The Affordable Care Act ties mandates and penalties directly to the availability of Obamacare subsidies. Without subsidies, employers and most individuals would be free from the law’s mandates and penalties. This means employers and individuals in the 37 states without a state exchange would be free because subsidies can only be issued by an exchange “established by the state.”

Every member of Congress took an oath to defend the Constitution. In 2010, Obama and Congressional Democrats violated that oath by enacting Obamacare. But every Republican voted no.

If the justices rule against the administration (Burwell), Republicans have an opportunity to:

· Deprive the ACA of subsidy and enrollment funding it needs to stay viable.
· Implode Obamacare’s exchange and its IRS enforcement system.
· Obstruct 2,700 pages of law and more than 20,000 pages of regulations.
· Restore health care choices and decrease health care costs.
· Undo government controls over doctors and patients.

If the administration wins, freedom-restoring options include defunding and repealing Obamacare. There must be no extension of the illegal taxpayer-funded subsidies.

If the administration loses, Republicans must refuse to help Obama save his national health care legacy. The only health care legacy worth saving is health freedom — and that will take an act (or perhaps in this case, an inaction) of Congress.

In freedom,
Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder

Will the Supreme Court deliver one final, unconstitutional ObamaCare ruling?

By Doug Book, editor

Before the end of its current term (June 30th), the United States Supreme Court will determine whether the law of the land is established in the Constitution or by the various bureaucracies working to impose the agenda of the Obama Regime. IF the Court decides in favor of the Constitution, ObamaCare–the Affordable Care Act–will be destroyed financially. It will effectively cease to exist.

In November of last year, the Court agreed to hear King v Burwell, a suit filed against the Internal Revenue Service for usurping the power of Congress by granting itself the authority to spend $800 billion tax dollars over the next decade, money not legally allocated for Service use.

The IRS engaged in this extraordinary abuse of power in order to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a financial disaster guaranteed by a failed gamble on the part of the law’s authors.  According to the Galen Institute, the IRS scheme was one of 50 changes made to the ACA after it had been passed into law; “… at least 31 that the Obama Administration has made unilaterally.”

Will the Supreme Court adhere to the language of the Constitution—and the ACA itself—by finding the IRS power grab unconstitutional?

A number of the justices hardly distinguished themselves with their ObamaCare ruling of 2012. One expects decisions based purely on promotion of the leftist agenda from the 4 Marxist members of the Court. But the nominally conservative Chief Justice John Roberts ignored both the explicit language of the Act and the clear will of Congress in his decision to rewrite the ACA by transforming the specifically defined, individual mandate penalty into a tax. It was the tax manufactured by Justice Roberts which permitted him to find the ObamaCare individual mandate constitutional.

Incredibly, however, the tax which Roberts invented—though never named–is itself unconstitutional. For Justice Robert’s brainchild represents none of the tax types defined under the Congressional power to tax in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, or in the 16th Amendment.

How dangerous is the decision created by the chief justice? According to law professor Dave Kopel, writing for the Cato Institute, the Roberts ruling:

“…[will] give Congress the power to make laws on any subject, impose a fine for noncompliance, have the IRS collect the fine, and then claim that the entire regulatory structure is part of the tax power. The result would nullify Article I of the Constitution, which carefully grants Congress 18 specific powers – and does not grant a general power to legislate on everything.”

The Affordable Care Act “…will enable the Federal Government to regulate all private conduct and…compel the States to function as administrators of federal programs,” adds Justice Scalia. 7

The Origination Clause of the Constitution requires all tax raising measures originate in the House of Representatives. The Affordable Care Act began in the Senate.

The White House changed the ACA for political reasons 31 times, each illegal, unconstitutional or both.

The IRS has defied the Constitution, Congress and the law as it will confiscate nearly 1 trillion tax dollars from the American people in order to salvage the namesake legislation of the Service’s Lord and Master, Barack Obama.

The King ruling may represent the final opportunity of a “conservative” Supreme Court to right the corruption of the Congress, the President and one of the Court’s own.

I’m not optimistic that the 5 “conservative” justices will do the right thing by supporting the Constitution.