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Story ID:9283
Written by:Frederick William Wickert (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Everywhere All states USA
Person:Obama Care
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By Fred Wickert

It has becoming increasingly noticeable that Obama Care is going to cause great ruin to our country. It has already caused enormous harm and has not even been implemented yet. As I write this, we are on the verge of a government shutdown.

The Republicans in Congress have for the last couple of years, been notorious for caving in to the Democrats time after time after time. Now, due to tremendous pressure from folks back home, they have finally found some back bone. The people have inundated the Congressman with messages and phone calls demanding that Obama Care be defunded. They are finally listening to the people and are trying to do that.

From the beginning Obama Care was rammed through Congress in a shameful fashion. Not one Republican voted for it. President Obama arm twisted, bribed and blackmailed enough Democrats in the Senate to pass it and then, just barely.

President Obama did what he does best, and he is still doing it. He made speeches with lie after lie after lie, trying to gain support for it and he is still doing it. He negotiates with everyone around the world, including our enemies, but refuses to negotiate with the Republicans. He even makes speeches bragging about how he will not negotiate.

Republicans try hard to compromise but Harry Reid says every bill from the House of Representatives is dead on the arrival at the Senate. Harry Reid and Barack Obama want a Government shut down so bad they can taste it. Why? So they can blame it on the Republicans because they have an election coming up. Make no mistake folks. If there is a government shut down it will be because the President and the Leader of the Senate say the Republicans have to do everything their way or else. They refuse to negotiate or compromise in any way and then blame it all on the Republicans, calling them anarchists and extremists who want to deny millions of people their health care. All of which of course, is a blatant lie.

Originally the Republican leadership in both houses did not want this fight. They are being forced in to it by the people. They were perfectly content to just let it go, hoping it will collapse on its own. They were being very naive. In the Senate about 27 Republicans still want to do it that way.

Obama Care needs to be stopped. It has already caused enormous pain throughout the country and has poised to cause much more. The President promised you could keep your own health care plan. That is a lie because many companies are just pulling out from state after state. He said health care premiums will go down about $2500 per year for a family of four. That is a lie. Reports are coming in across the nation that premiums are going up about $7500 per year and not down.

Corporations who provide their employees with health care and did cover the workers families too, are dropping coverage for families because they can no longer afford it. How many of you have tried to support yourself on the wages of a part time job? More and more companies in order to avoid health insurance costs or fines for not providing are cutting their work forces to part time because they cannot afford to do otherwise. The government with Obama Care is deliberately forcing insurance companies out of business so they can achieve a single payer system. Single payer in this case means the government.

Thousands of doctors all over the country are going to quit because they do not want to deal with Obama Care. There is a doctor shortage now. After Obama Care goes in to effect and all those doctors quit, there will be a shortage beyond belief.

Obama promised that if you like your doctor you can keep the same doctor. That is a lie. If your doctor does not quit, the remaining insurance plans, including the government exchanges require that you go only to the doctors they dictate.

In the last few days I have heard so many people call talk shows on the radio, crying about their loss of their health insurance, or about the astronomical increase in their premiums that they cannot afford to pay.

Tonight someone forwarded me an e-mail that I will include here to give you a good idea what is going on.

I am no economist but I hear one after the other insist Obama Care is going to be an economic disaster for the country. There are predictions we will soon be worse off than Greece. I do know that a number of foreign countries are now suggesting the world no longer base their economies on the dollar but find some other currency for a base because the dollar has devalued so much already.

If you are not scared yet, you should be. I strongly suggest we all support the House GOP to defund Obama Care. If Obama Care survives I doubt our country will. We will be bankrupt and the Great Depression will have been child’s play compared to what we will have coming. I do not go on Facebook or Twitter but if anyone wants to put this essay on them, feel free.

The aforementioned e-mail follows:

Hobby Lobby Founder - May Close ALL Stores

"The wisdom that comes from above is, first, pure, then
peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits,
without uncertainty or insincerity." - James 3:17

By David Green, founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago,
we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan,
assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store
wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but
we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked
according to God's word.

From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's
largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500
locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine
business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together,
as a family.

We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian
principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our
business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's
laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And
that's what we've tried to do. We close early so our
employees can see their families at night. We keep our
stores closed on Sundays, one of the week's biggest
shopping days, so that our workers and their families can
enjoy a day of rest.

We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has
endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We've
not only added jobs in a weak economy, we've raised wages
for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees
start at 80% above minimum wage.

But now, our government threatens to change all of that.

A new government healthcare mandate says that our family
business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing
drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we
don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which
means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the
morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so
might end a life after the moment of conception, something
that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes
against the Biblical principles on which we have run this
company since day one.

If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY
in government fines. Our government threatens to fine job
creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to
fine a company that's raised wages four years running.
Our government threatens to fine a family for running its
business according to its beliefs. It's not right. I know
people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it's the
same for everybody. But that's not true. The government
has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate,
for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won't exempt
them for reasons of religious belief.

So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice.
With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented
by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal
court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We
don't like to go running into court, but we no longer have a
choice. We believe people are more important than the
bottom line and that honoring God is more important than
turning a profit.

My family has lived the American dream. We want to
continue growing our company and providing great jobs
for thousands of employees, but the government is going to
make that much more difficult. The government is forcing
us to choose between following our faith and following the
law. I say that's a choice no American and no American
business should have to make.

The government cannot force you to follow laws that go
against your fundamental religious belief. They have
exempted thousands of companies but will not except
Christian organizations including the Catholic church.

Since you will not see this in the liberal media, please pass
this on to all your contacts.

David Green
CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

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