We Honor Our Veterans
Monday will mark the 49th year since Veteran's Day became a national holiday, though the first such day, then known as Armistice Day, was declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.
It is a day that Americans set aside to honor those who have served in the military. Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who gave their lives in the service of their country, it gives citizens to the opportunity to thank first hand those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. Make a point to get out there to the parades and services and lets our veterans know we appreciate the courage they showed.
More Lies Revealed
With each passing day, more and more evidence comes to light that conclusively proves President Obama and his lackeys in Congress, who include our disgraced Congressman Tim Bishop, lied to the people about Obamacare.
We were assured that all Americans who were satisfied with the health insurance plan they had could keep it after the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) kicked in. This month however, millions of Americans were notified their plans are being summarily canceled.
Now, the administration is acknowledging that about 12 million Americans are losing their plans, and are going to have to purchase another that costs roughly 50 percent more, and with greater out-of-pocket expenses tacked on. Don't worry, the White House assured us, "most" of those individuals will be eligible for federal subsidies to offset the some of the cost of the new, more expensive plan. It's another lie.
According to statistics, the people losing their plans are small business owners, consultants, lawyers, and other self-employed professionals. These people typically have salaries above the threshold that triggers a subsidy. Even those that do will see substantial out of pocket increases.
Stripped of the rhetoric and baloney Obamacare is precisely what we've been saying it is all along – the middle class, already struggling to take care of our own families, will now have to pay for tens of millions of other people as well. America is being Socialized, and it won't end until all of us have our hands out looking for freebies from the government, stripped of our dignities. Or, we could elect public officials who believe in the American way – you work hard and reap the just rewards.