White House enlisting sniching on the public?

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I was alerted via blogs and talk radio pod casts that the White House is now enlisting assistance in squashing dissent or opposition in getting the word out on the truth of the Health Reform, or socialized health care, bill working its way through the Congress.  That is right, Mr. Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House, has published on THE White House.gov website blog an article entitled Facts are Stubborn Things.  In this article Mr. Phillips states "Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions."  Ok, I can hear those of you out there saying, oh, that Bravo character must have flipped out and is not part of the ‘black helichopter’ crowd.  Well, I wish that were the case and wearing a tin foil hat would stop the insanity but that is not the case.  No, the above only sets the tone for the actual call for action from the socialists faithful.
"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to: flag@whitehouse.gov"
That’s right ladies and gentlemen.  Our government is now asking its citizens to act as informal agents to report dissent on open debate outlining the freedom repressing and socializing portions of an unpopular bill to the Executive Branch.  To me it states that the Federal Government is now going to be brought to full bear against those who dare to question the motives and actions of its leaders!  What other purpose is it for them to request a snich to pass along an email or website for the Executive Branch to view and investigate?  What are they looking for, slander or lible?  Are they going to lean on the ISP ‘Chicago Style’ to close down accounts for originators?  Are they going to lean on blog hosts to remove postings Chinese or Iranian style?  Are they going to ask the IRS dodging and tax cheat head of the IRS to audit individuals identified for originating this ‘disinformation’?  Are they going to invite them over to the White House for a beer?  What are they going to do with the sites and emails that get sent to them?  Where is the open records request for this so we can get transparency?  Where is the outcry from the ACLU on this blog, we knew where they were on Patriot Act and library account checks.  Where is the investigative reporting on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, USA Today, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.?
Check out the AP report giving the White House prase for combatting disruptive opposition to the health care bill: White House advises Dems on health care protests that states:

"These officials also told skittish senators that fresh polling suggests an emphasis on issues such as barring insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions is a political winner, able to increase support among independents, women, seniors and rural voters.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss details of the closed-door session that took place hours before lawmakers headed to their home states for a monthlong vacation"

I DO NOT trust my government, never did even when I helped protect and searve it.  Why, because our forefathers told me so.  They did not trust any government and warned against doing so.  For this reason I am now really getting nervous.  Growing up in the deep south we were all taught about the heavy hand of the federal government, from the Grants Ride to reconstruction to prohibition the fed is not seen in a positive light down there.  The government is a self serving entity that is going to consolidate and seap more and more power and money as long as it can to gain strength.  The promise and oppertunity for power entice and attract those who want power, and power corrupts.  We are seeing an official from the White House, a full member of the administration, request like minded citizens tatle on those who speak, email, or publish opposing views.  Oh, sure they call it dissinformation and blow it off as ill-informed and puppets of the right wing talk radio and special interest groups of the insurance companies.  Well, the GOP and insurance companies are not busing in rooms full of people to scream at Democrat legislatures.  The people showing up are not being paid or give time off like unions have done and continue to do so at town hall meetings.  There are no conservative organizations like ACORN out there harassing citizens for speaking their free mind when it opposes THEIR view.  Who cares if these people can or can’t afford health insurance.  That is a distraction, the question IS NOT about insurance but about health coverage!  COVERAGE!  The bill, as it is currently written, structures a single payer system! 
The bill, as it is currently written, explodes funding and budgets without controlling real costs!  This bill, in its current form, IS a socialists road map for taking over 70% of our lives, leaving just education, eatting, and sleeping out of the bill!  1,100+ pages of socialization again and again and again and again and again and agian over and over and over and over.  The reason why it is failing in public opinion IS because we are debating it now in the open air.  We, the people who run our country, are screaming out against things like total control of our bank accounts, national IDs, mandatory death counciling, rationed cancer care, etc.  The reason the bill is in trouble is we have found this language in the bill.  If we were to listen to Obama, Phillips, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, CONYERS, ACORN, trade unions etc. then we would get what was originally in the bill with little to no modification!  The reason they hate this, espically the YouTube video showing Obama declaring his desire and support for a single payer system, is hitting such a nerve is because they are caught Red Handed with their mitts in the cookie jar!  Remember, think about WHY things are going on and happening before making up your mind.  Why is Phillips wanting YOU to email in chain letters, blogs, or people who are opposing national health care?  What will he do with that information?  Why is he, Obama, and their friends so angry that Americans are debating these issues?  Do they really expect something like 100% taxpayer funding for abortions, up to and including 3rd trimester, to pass through Congress without any national debate?  Do they expect us all to just sit down and accept some new government board to make ALL our health care choices for us with total inpunity without any national dialouge?  Ask many questions before you just accept their word on this that everything is on the up and up!
Facts according to the H.R. Bill 3200 PDF version avaliable on the House Ways and Means committee website or the Library of Congres search for America+++Affordable+Health+Choices+Act+of+2009:
  • Section 401 – Tax on individuals without ACCEPTABLE health coverage (according to the Health Benefits Advisory Committee and Healt Choices Commissioner)
    (a) Tax Imposed- In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection
    (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of–
    (1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over
    (2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer
  • Section 163(a)"Sec.1173A."(a) – Electronic monitoring of individuals accounts
    (2) GOALS FOR FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSACTIONS- The goals for standards under paragraph (1) are that such standards shall–
    (A) be unique with no conflicting or redundant standards;
    (B) be authoritative, permitting no additions or constraints for electronic transactions, including companion guides;
    (C) be comprehensive, efficient and robust, requiring minimal augmentation by paper transactions or clarification by further communications;
    (D) enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card;
    (E) enable, where feasible, near real-time adjudication of claims;
    (F) provide for timely acknowledgment, response, and status reporting applicable to any electronic transaction deemed appropriate by the Secretary;
    (G) describe all data elements (such as reason and remark codes) in unambiguous terms, not permit optional fields, require that data elements be either required or conditioned upon set values in other fields, and prohibit additional conditions; and
    (H) harmonize all common data elements across administrative and clinical transaction standards.
  • Section 1121(c) – End of life care #1
    (c) Limitation on Physicians’ Services Included in Target Growth Rate Computation to Services Covered Under Physician Fee Schedule– Effective for services furnished on or after January 1, 2009 , section 1848(f)(4)(A) of such Act is amended striking `(such as clinical’ and all that follows through `in a physician’s office’ and inserting `for which payment under this part is made under the fee schedule under this section, for services for practitioners described in section 1842(b)(18)(C) on a basis related to such fee schedule, or for services described in section 1861(p) (other than such services when furnished in the facility of a provider of services)’.
    (d) Establishment of Separate Target Growth Rates for Categories of Services
    (1) ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE CATEGORIES- Subsection (j) of section 1848 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-4) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    `(5) SERVICE CATEGORIES- For services furnished on or after January 1, 2009 , each of the following categories of physicians’ services (as defined in paragraph (3)) shall be treated as a separate `service category’:
    `(A) Evaluation and management services that are procedure codes (for services covered under this title) for–
    `(i) services in the category designated Evaluation and Management in the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (established by the Secretary under subsection (c)(5) as of December 31, 2009 , and as subsequently modified by the Secretary); and
    `(ii) preventive services (as defined in section 1861(iii)) for which payment is made under this section.
    `(B) All other services not described in subparagraph (A).
    Service categories established under this paragraph shall apply without regard to the specialty of the physician furnishing the service.’.
  • Section 1233 – End of life care #2 Advance Care Planning Consultation
    (hhh)(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the term `advance care planning consultation’ means a consultation between the individual and a practitioner described in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such consultation shall include the following:
    (A) An explanation by the practitioner of advance care planning, including key questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested people to talk to.
    (B) An explanation by the practitioner of advance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses.
    (C) An explanation by the practitioner of the role and responsibilities of a health care proxy.
    (D) The provision by the practitioner of a list of national and State-specific resources to assist consumers and their families with advance care planning, including the national toll-free hotline, the advance care planning clearinghouses, and State legal service organizations (including those funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965).
    (E) An explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of -life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice, and benefits for such services and supports that are available under this title.
    (F)(i) Subject to clause (ii), an explanation of orders regarding life sustaining treatment or similar orders, which shall include–
    (I) the reasons why the development of such an order is beneficial to the individual and the individual’s family and the reasons why such an order should be updated periodically as the health of the individual changes;
    (II) the information needed for an individual or legal surrogate to make informed decisions regarding the completion of such an order; and
    (III) the identification of resources that an individual may use to determine the requirements of the State in which such individual resides so that the treatment wishes of that individual will be carried out if the individual is unable to communicate those wishes, including requirements regarding the designation of a surrogate decisionmaker (also known as a health care proxy).
    (ii) The Secretary shall limit the requirement for explanations under clause (i) to consultations furnished in a State

This bill, as it stands today, HR 3200 IH, does much of what Obama himself has said he will not sign yet he and Congressional leaders are demanding its passage if not by the August break soon thereafter.  To me this means that either some congressional members are going to be working through the break OR they will pass this thing that A) raises taxes B) sets it up that only a single payer option will survive C) rations care D) explodes costs E) makes it impossible to get care if the goernment decides you don’t need it.  So for those who say I am being unfair and rocking the boat with hyperbole and partisan rhetoric I have only 1 thing left to say…

"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with THIS administration how your not patriotic and we should stand up and say ‘We are Americans and we have a RIGHT to debate and disagree with ANY administration’!" – Hilary Clinton on the 2008 DNC nomination campaign trail, now Secritary of State in Obama’s Administration

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3 Responses to White House enlisting sniching on the public?

  1. Jeffrey says:

    Wow – that\’s a long one. I can\’t read it all on my Pre as it just hurts my eyes. All that FUD you know! I wonder if they are tracking your blog? What do you think?

  2. Nichelle says:

    Wow…. Thats some crazyness right there. Like Jeffrey said, I wonder if they are tracking your blog? They seen to have figured how to track every thing else.

  3. Cherry says:

    John, thank you for the great post you are better then me we expressing your thought and feelings.

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