Obamacare Mandate Crushing Families

November 18, 2017
OAN Newsroom

As Republican lawmakers debate on repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, a new report shows how the tax is punishing middle class Americans.

One America’s Eric Solomon takes a closer look at how badly it’s hurting working families.

  • Henry McKay

    It was always another way to transfer wealth from working class whites to poor minorities. The proliferation of social welfare programs in this country are letting generations of people exist without putting into the system. End it all.

  • Allmedialies

    Ever see a Democrat give back $ they’re already collecting?

  • Tado

    Really?
    Congress don’t think so.
    So, who’s the lying side?

  • John Leis

    Do you really want change? Do you really want to stop corruption? Then get out there and convince those that sit at home on election day to get out and vote. It’s up to each and every one of us to talk it up. I talk to no one in particular when standing in line at the grocery. I’ve found that after a few statements someone will join in. I’m not quiet about it either. THAT’s what’s needed all over the country. Even though the exchange of opinions may differ, keeping it civil and respecting the views of others will keep the discussion going. Then more will join in. Next thing you know, everyone’s talking. It’s about then when I ask “who voted?”. And state then state in an emphatic tone “Those that didn’t vote, shut up”. Motivation of non (but eligible) voters is what needs to happen. Neighbors, friends and family, bring up your views every time you talk to anyone. Tis the only way to drain the swamp.

  • semperfipar

    The problem with healthcare is money. It has always
    been the problem.

  • JaySands1234

    Insurance has almost quadrupled for my brother and his family from 350 to 1300 a month.

    • I. Forgot 2

      It’s not only them. It’s affecting all Americans. Obamacare needs to die.

  • River

    Taxing the middle and lower middle class has been standard operating procedure for the Democrat Progressives that think they know how to better spend your money. Obamacare is just one national example. Licensing fees, parking fees, communication fees, large school taxes and fire district taxes for property owners, are all the same drain and used by the same people who spend, spend, spend!

  • Tiger184

    So how many people did Obamacare really help?
    Are all the people Leftists were screaming about now insured? NO

    It is not only the higher premiums, the deductibles are outrageous. Working families, raising children, are the ones hurt by this disaster.
    The ones that benefited? INSURANCE COMPANIES.

  • Mr. Maga

    Thank God it’s finally crushing minorities lifestyles. Apparently, that’s the only way to get anyone’s attention. Now maybe the MAJORITY will be saved as well…

  • jvlewis

    No joke, the people that work for small businesses are left in the dust. They don’t make enough to afford health insurance, the companies don’t make enough to buy them insurance, but they make enough that they don’t qualify for subsidies. The ACA was not about health, it’s about govt control over the population. Remember Gruber?

  • Jacobeo500

    Sarah Palin was right about the euthanasia type death panels in the Obama care evil fiasco.Both of my elderly parents had a run-in with those provisions which cruelly set in stone both of their suffering and untimely deaths due to both of them being denied medical treatment and even pain medications. There is an evil provision in the Obamacare law that mandates the the elderly be given medical treatment for no more than 10 days. If they require additional time to heal and go home, that treatment is denied automatically and they must forcefully leave the hospital where they are receiving care and must be taken to secondary care facilities that are NOT capable of continuing the level of care required. Many of these nursing facilities are not even licensed to dispense even the most rudimentary medications causing the patients to suffer and die. Further, these secondary facilities have been overwhelmed by the number of patients they are now receiving and cannot care for the influx Obamacare sends them. Very few people in this country know this about this evil law. They will not learn about it until it affects themselves or a loved one. But by then it will be too late.

  • escaped to Alaska

    It’s so unpopular that there are record enrollments this year! Please tell me what is the Republican plan? What is the Trump plan? They can’t figure it out, as they have nothing better to offer! The trickle down economy the Republicans are pushing will allow corporations to control everything, work for peanuts and be paid in company script, that can only be spent at the company store!

    • Greg Waters

      There shouldn’t be a plan. The government should never gotten involved in the well-being of it’s citizens. The governments mandate is to provide for the National Defense, including secure borders. When the family and the church bore all responsibility the care was just and compassionate, and not that costly. The liberal left has systematically destroyed both the family and the church and now they own the welfare system. This has always been what they wanted, total control.
      I would be happy with a 10% total tax for the military, roads, police, fire, etc. If we are left with the 90% we will never be in need. Right now our combined taxes are about 70% on the lowest wage earner through State and Federal Income, Sales Tax, Gas Tax, Property Tax, and the Tax built into everything we buy in the form of payroll tax, shipping tax, oil tax, timber tax, mining taxes, inventory taxes, etc.
      As is always the case, God will destroy those who would seek to push us into bondage. Oh…look, I think it has already began! 🙂

  • TBird

    If you recall, after looking at the individual requirements, congress only took 24 hours to remove themselves and their staffs from “obamacare” mandates and Obama immediately signed it into law. They however can’t see the necessity of wage earning people needing any relief. Congressmen are paid about $175,000/year and the people they work for mostly make much less. Maybe they need to be “fired” and we should get some new “help”? Think about it for the next election.

    • Greg Waters

      It is against the law for congress to pass a law that they are excluded from

  • Andrew Moore8

    Punishing middle class America the backbone of America…..That is exactly what obummer and the libtard snowflake left wanted to do…..Destroy the middle working class and you destroy the strength of America.

  • Kelly Hardy

    Right now Americas biggest enemies is McConnell and Ryan and Sessions. they are working for the other side and I don’t see any reason they need to remain in power. they have shown their true colors and it’s a Bluish Yellow and I’m not talking the stain in their undies it’s the one going down their backs. President Trump needs to get rid of hardcore obstructionists..plus this NOISE about not allowing Moore to work in the Senate after WE elect him is about as un-American as I have ever seen. We decide not them and when they start attempting to over ride the Elections they are working Against us..

    • Andrew Moore8

      Don’t forget about mcstain…..he is on the other side as well.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        He’s the POSTER CHILD for “Term Limits”!

  • Mike Lacher

    Our company hit us with $6700.00 deductible 2 years ago thanks Nancy P can I get your insurance Nancy if it’s so good why don’t you have Nancy care. Oops I should have called it affordable affordable

  • Floridastorm

    “Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.” – Thomas Jefferson. And, that is why the founding fathers instituted a Republic with Representatives of the people. However. Jefferson never envisioned Representatives that only represented themselves and a few special interests, whether monetarily or politically. He never envisioned a bunch of congressional people who would fight each other on a daily basis with the result being that little if nothing of substance ever really gets done. And, when something does get done it is never what the people actually wanted but is instead what is better for the lobbyists and power brokers. Singapore has the highest standard of living in the world, a super clean and functional country with very little crime. Believe me, I have spent time there. There has basically been one man rule since Lee Kuan Yew took over in 1923 and turned a cesspool into a garden of eden. Upon his death his son Lee Hsien Loong took over and continued his father’s programs. The progress in Singapore has been light years ahead of the US simply because things get done quickly and efficiently. Maybe we should be taking a long hard look at our system of government, which may have been fine in 1776 but may have outgrown its original purpose and intent. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I am just not all that convinced that our democratic Republic system of government works very well in the 21st century.

    • Chris

      It’s not that our form of government doesn’t work well it’s the people who are in government that is the problem. We were never meant to have career politicians or big money making decisions this is the problem with our government. And We The People are to blame because we let it happen. But We The People are also the solution and can change this. It Will take time and it Will take a lot of effort on our parts.

  • C B

    I’ll tell you this ! If POTUS ends up having to Repeal the Obama Care Mandate via Executive Order ; That alone will WIN Him the Election in 20/20 for a second term . I’d hate to be a Republican that Voted against it . If the Liberals had any brains , they’d Vote for it , but thank heaven they don’t …………..

  • C B

    The Obama Care Individual Mandate has ruined the lives of all Wage Earners Across the Board ! Any Republican that is against repealing the Mandate should be Voted out in the Mid-Term or later if not up for election . This is putting a terrible burden on anyone that is a struggling Wage Earner . Frankly , most wages barely cover Health Care Premiums leaving Wage Earners in Poverty . This is promoting Social Welfare and Non-Productivity . Repeal the Mandate , its worse than the Taxes !

  • sanman99

    Democrats- the true ENEMY of America!!!

  • R.L.

    I know that a huge portion of our society did not vote for Obama or any democrat. On the other hand, an even larger portion did vote for them. For that portion of society, i hope the go broke. I really hope obamacare crushes them into oblivion.

    They are responsible for it so they should indeed suffer the consequences.

    • I. Forgot 2

      Unfortunately, that portion of America are living off the backs of working Americans so everyone else has to go broke before the obama voters do. Obamacare gives them free healthcare at the expense of working Americans.

    • Greg Waters

      With the amount of voter fraud by Hillary in the last election who said Obama got a majority of the votes?

      • R.L.

        Makes no difference to me. I cannot undo his election as much as I would like to. However, there were enough leftists to push him over the top whether or not they were dead or illegal. Americans seem to want this as we do nothing about cleaning up voting lists and demanding voter id cards for citizens.

        So back on topic, leftists won the election, and I hope that those who did vote for him choke on the obamacare premiums.

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    Crushing families was the intended purpose. It was designed to bring America to her knees.

  • Melissa McShane

    True. The mandates have hurt many. What good is having healthcare when you can’t afford to use it? All it did was give care to 25 million people by robbing the other half. Basically Obamacare is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  • J. Waltam

    Well, everyone cheered when Slick Willy held up that symbolic “free” government healthcare card after he won the 1995 primary, and that started the ball rolling. Enjoy the fruits America. Uncle Sam’s gonna take care of you now!

  • Bobby Green

    English needs to be the official language for America. These jerks talk about assimilation and all the while putting up posters in different languages. DMV has tests in multiple languages while all the street signs are in English. Tests in schools are the same way and then we look at each other what’s going on in America. STUPIDITY that’s what.

  • Bobby Green

    That’s what the democrats want. They don’t care if their constuients want a change, they feel anything that Trump and his administration is fighting for they’ll shoot down and American citizens be damned.

  • georgia dawg

    obamacare was a fraud from day one. as for the stupid ‘exchanges’ that we paid billions to set up, we always had ‘exchanges’…it was called the yellow pages where companies like blue cross, Aetna, etc had full page ads trying to get you to buy their product. just how stupid are we??

  • CDG

    Damn. We are having to deal with a ton of problems the Obama Administration either created or made extremely worse for Americans.

  • CDG

    I actually heard a Democratic Senator claim the mandate removal included in the Senate tax reform bill was going to remove health insurance for 13 million Americans and is a “critical financial stabilizer” for the insurance market. Perfect example of the “Tail wagging the dog”. Obamacare has made insurance more expense for everyone because, among many reasons, young people are not financially supporting it the way Democrats intended. Paying the fine is cheaper then paying for insurance you can’t afford. Democrats should acknowledge the completely failure of Obamacare and be working to help fix the problems it created. Instead they are digging in their heels and blaming others for the failure of their legislation.

  • Winston Smith

    A penalty for being poor. -Thanks democrats, this is why I have not had insurance for the last 5 years and I have to pay a penalty for being poor.

  • Javanne

    Why is it so difficult for the GOP to understand this? The Democrats do, but don’t care because it doesn’t figure into their political planning.

  • swifty656

    THANKS TO REPUBLICAN RHINOS. McConnell, McCain, Snow and all the rest…

  • KevinR.

    Why is the sign in the main photo multi-lingual?

    If you are American, you should be capable of speaking and reading the English language, even if you still have a heavy accent….

    The mandate is the government telling you that to be in this nation… to be a citizen, you must purchase something….
    Where is it in the Constitution that the government has the power or authority to tell individual’s what they MUST purchase or they will be punished.?

    BUT…
    The Marxist Totalitarians want you to pay for all those others…. they want to take what is yours by force, and give it to those they decide deserve it, even if they did not earn it…..

    Repeal all of the PPACA (Obamacare….)

  • Joseph Bridges

    My wife and I don’t have anything to do with Obama care, but we are part of the lucky very few. Our children doe have a fight in the Obama care fraud. I have watched each year for my children coming up with the funds to pay for their health insurance. Voters 2018 is around the corner, take a look at who supports Obama Care and keep their names handy, say stuck on the refrigerator, and DO NOT vote for them no matter what they promise. We don’t care if its Republican or Democrate.

    • swifty656

      Steve Bannon will be around before the polls in 2018 to remind you and he will have all their names categorized by states and municipalities for you. 2018 can be our salvation if we VOTE RIGHT.

  • Margaret Keller

    I say get rid of the mandate to pay for abortions and let everybody have health insurance
    that they can afford.

  • seawulf

    Obamacare was designed to (a) destroy healthcare in this country so a nationalized healthcare system could be instituted, (b) drive up our national debt, and (c) wipe out the middle class.

  • Tado

    The Mandate “insures” the bottomline of the Insurance Industry.
    Profit !!!!
    Anything … but THIS.

  • Scott Henke

    It’s not like Jonathan Gruber didn’t already tell us.

  • Shari

    It’s also punishing the upper class and the healthy people who really don’t use much of the mandatory crap Obummacare has forced insurers to provide (there are 10 mandatory services in order to be “compliant”) and they cost the insurers a FORTUNE….SOoooooo un-American; I say let the insurance companies compete….I mean, to change the subject, LOOK at how well the “government” has done at taking care of those elderly seniors and the impoverished children….RIGHT….so let’s keep Obummacare and continue the downward spiral. I had to pay over $5000 in penalties and it was WAY cheaper to do that than to pay almost $15,000 per year premium payments for me and my husband to have “healthcare cards” that literally didn’t cover ANYTHING without $5,000 deductible. Let me say this too, an individual plan of any type with Obamacare isn’t accepted in places that REALLY matter like M.D. Anderson Oncology where Cancer is best treated and many others like them. So, DO YOUR HOMEWORK….Obama care is a JOKE.

  • A marcus Young

    Its the second phase of the Confederate plan to destroy the United States.

  • Numerical Logic

    This shows how much he really cared for this country!

  • Twinkle Toes

    I wish they would call it “O Care” because I want to throw up every time I see that puke’s name. I couldn’t go to the doctor because my premiums and deductible were so high I couldn’t afford the doctor visit. I’m still fuming over having to pay these premiums so that some illegal alien or lazy slob doesn’t want to work for a living. GRRRRRRRRRRR.

  • Sherry Klein

    Get rid of this please Mr. Trump. We are a hard working family and lost our house due to this Socialist program. Thanks a lot Ohblah bnah idiot.

  • freq

    watching the ‘Obamacare Mandate’ devastate friends and family is most troubling…

  • Lucky H L Manning

    Term limits is the best and more than likely the only way to get rid of the Rhino’s, the powerful Democrats and anyone who has been in office for more than eight years, 12 at the most. And the only way I see to get that accomplished is by a Convention of States. They keep buying votes by giving away the people’s money, is how they keep getting elected time and again.

    • danny lemon

      I have signed up for convention of the states; it is the only way! Thanks.

  • Rousalka Woodvine

    It was AND STILL IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. THE MORONS SIGNED THE BILL INTO FORCE WITHOUT READING IT. JUDICIAL REVIEW FOR TAX PAYERS…TO EVEN SEE IF THE TAX PAYERS COULD AFFORD THE FORCED PLAN…IS THE PURPOSE OF THE HOUSE AND REVIEW BY THE SENATE. EACH AND EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS THAT PUT THEIR NAME TO THIS ATROCITY AND GRAND FRAUD SHOULD BE SITTING IN PRISON…IF NOT REMOVED FROM OFFICE. YOU VOTED FOR THEM TO REPRESENT YOU. IT STILL DOES NOT.

  • tully bascomb

    It never was about health care.

    • chatty cathy

      Amen to that. It was not.

  • Richard

    If they can’t read English, how do navigate roadways, read prescriptions, etc… If you want to come to America, then become American and do it legal and celebrate being a part of the greatest country on earth. Don’t drag it down to the third world country you just left.

  • Preston

    I am an insurance agent…my cost – JUST FOR ME – 800.00 per month. 48 years old. I don’t qualify for any subsidies.

    • chatty cathy

      Good grief..who can afford that?! Not your average family for sure and you probably know this, as most ins agents, better than most people. (Although many people are aware) This “mandate” was never designed to work. It’s all about control and the $$$..power. And to make the people suffer financially, if unable to do what the gov mandates? We’re not talking a seat belt mandate which is bad enough. This is a matter of life/death. People we love. Our own lives. The biggest transfer of power in the US history from the people to the gov- to use the words of a Texas atty. Unwillingly. That’s just scratching the top of this issue.

      • Preston

        And that was one of the lower cost plans. Look, its out of control, these costs. Too many people have just gotten used to getting stuff for free. Well, its not free – my premium cost tells me that. I am sick of paying 50 billion plus a year for illegals AND for all of these foreigners from other countries while my costs soar.

        • chatty cathy

          Yes, it’s crazy costs. Where I live so, so many people have lost jobs, homes, so many on the streets it’s heart breaking. In your home area also I’m sure, and if these were ‘normal’ days surely many would be happy to be able to pay their way. If even a meal.These aren’t normal days 😉 by the Grace of God things will change soon. For all of us. Have a blessed evening

      • Deplorable Jackphatz

        My close female friend age 60 was about to have her insurance premiums raised to $1,100 from $864.00 month. she is literally working part time to pay for her health insurance since her husband retired from his job. She doesn’t even make $1,100 a month.
        she just signed up with a plane that’s basically a catastrophic policy for around $400.00, very high deductible though.

        • chatty cathy

          That’s so crazy. Will say a prayer for them..thank goodness though it’s a bit lower monthly premium- even with deductible being so high. Dang. These last several years (at least 8..no, being facetious, but yes during this time) the homelessness of people in our area is just insanely sad. People have lost jobs, homes, you name it..and are expected to pay outrageous amounts of $ for ins. And then penalized on top of that. Don’t have a home and have to stand in line to eat. And the gov wants $ from them for not having ins. Thank God for those who are able to help them. Definitely a prayer for your friends. Grateful for Medicare right now..but who knows about that?? Have a blessed evening

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  • Scott

    This problem with cost of health care is a direct effect of government regulations and control in deciding what insurance should be from DC and people that have NO idea of how health care works and cost. Government limits or kill competition for government people regulate it out of business and it becomes a government program with all the limitations and corruption in it.

    Government does not lower cost it increase cost and limits choice for health care or anything it regulates. If government regulates business to produce a product that cost more to them shortchanged are created. Democrats want to make health care a right but what does that mean and cost of saying Government will take care of all your hearth care is WRONG but makes DC rich and lawyers rich with work and money. It only can limit health care to people base in their ideas like having and Death panel who decides the COST of keeping a person alive. The market place can do that at lower cost and have less of that.

    But NO Democrats believe and want to control your health care so they can control you for votes and power. The market place will create choices for health care for people that work at lower price base on the needs of that group. What did Obama care insurance do limit types of health care insurances to be offered to people by putting in mandates in all insurance and if you do not have those Mandates you cannot sell that insurance. That is democratic government regulation control for it has NO benefit to the consumer but for their people in DC the IRS and lawyers its big money. Market place with with government watching only for honesty but NOT government control to limit choices.

    • All American

      Each State has a Department Of Insurance that oversees

      • Scott

        Your right and that is how it should be. But Democrats in DC said that was not good and state do not know what they are doing. Democrats thought IRS is better at getting money and states ideas is no good. They took control away from the states and set the standards for insurance now and NO one can sell health insurance with out these Federal made up liberal ideas and who pays for this citizens but NOT Government people.

        The state Department of insurance is waste of money to the state since Obama care insurance set the politics insurance companies can sell . Now they go through Obama care insurance as will and the market insurance is out of the game all is regulated from DC with Democrats liberal ideas to get young votes to FEEL they need them..

        It was design to create a Federal single payer system where Democrats in DC get the money through the IRS. The IRS and your health plain are together now. Then it will grow more from DC. States should to the job NOT the Fed but that is not what DC Swamp Democrats want they want to decide who gets health care money and NOT. Look out the Death panels can still come.

        • All American

          The Democrats goal is to force unwilling American Taxpayers into a single payor system and that is the last thing that we the people want. Look at the VA huh..

  • 44fraud

    Obamacare is like a stool sample:
    They had to pass it in order to see what was in it.

    • Mary Hasting

      I couldn’t believe that someone in Congress was actually stupid enough to make such a statement. But she did, didn’t she? Guess she didn’t know that you are supposed to know what you are voting for. Wonder if I could get her to sign over the deed to one of her houses to me. I would just tell her to sign it, then she could read it to see what it is.

  • jfbtx

    There should be no mandated coverage for anyone. Government ran health care is theft simply put. It’s gross care. Expensive and destroys the middle class, but most democrat things do.

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  • FlamingLimousineLiberal

    If Hillary was installed as queen in 2016, her answer to this issue would have been: At this point what difference does it make?!

    • Numerical Logic

      Yes! Which is exactly why she’s not.
      Go Trump! MAGA!

  • Andrew Moore8

    There wasn’t any doubt to me that ANYTHING obummer did in his long long 8 year destruction of the USA was going to be anything but “crushing” to the American people.

  • gregg56

    All these Establishment politicians–of EVERY affiliation–have done EVERYTHING in their power to try and keep this imploding mass of a bilking of BILLIONS of dollars from American Families!

    I place the blame squarely on them and their insatiable appetite for centralizing as much power as possible in the Federal Government.

    THESE are the people our Founding Fathers warned us about and, so far, we have completely ignored their warnings!

    We must vote these people out of office and put in place a Constitutional Amendment that will limit all members of Congress to a maximum of 2 terms in the house and 2 terms in the Senate!

    As part of this Amendment we must also include provisions that prohibit ex members of Congress from lobbying for 20 years!

    Please do not forget repealing–and NOT replacing–ObamaCare!

    The federal government must be returned to the vision of the Founding Fathers were it is to protect the nation as a whole, not to try and give everyone the same standard of living. If you want a higher standard of living, then work for it, do not try to live off the sweat equity of others!

    • 44fraud

      You’re very generous.
      My amended rules:
      During run for office, no more than one dollar donation from any individual or corporation/business.
      Single-term, Executive, Legislative. Five years for U.S. Supremes.
      Zero retirement benefits$$.
      Zero Secret Service protection after term in office.

      I like your lobby rule.

      • Vera Orsova

        Absolutely agree. Why do they need protection once they are out of the office?

  • landy fincannon

    Single payer is tha agenda. Otherwise, they would have pushed a clean repeal not replace.

  • Tado

    The Milking Mandate.
    The most valuable jewel to the Insurance Industry.
    Anything…..but THIS !!!

  • ShemSilber2

    Pharaoh Barry instituted ObamaSNARE as a means to discourage everybody until they would give up and have a single-payer deal for “health” insurance that wouldn’t insure health at all, but would drain grassrooots America of its resources, while at the same time Congress and some others were exempted from the tax.

    If our assessment is right, and it seems so, Pharaoh Barry was a jihadi operative who took over the presidency illegally, who is not even a citizen of this country, but a foreigner whom the Established Chaos planted in order to destroy American sovereignty and make of us a 4th or a 5th world nation.

    Because of the abject slaves of Azazel, the devil, a.k.a. Allah, who hates the whole human race, even jihadis who do his bidding, we need the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) to guide and strengthen us in order to navigate these Dark Ages and to show us the way to the Age to Come, when He will be ruling from Jerusalem, ISRAEL (Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4), from where peace on earth will begin and spread to the whole planet. He comes judging and making war in righteousness (Revelation 19:11) until He makes the kingdoms of this world the Kingdom of Yahuwah and of His Messiah, so that the Kingdom of United Israel under His reign will be the final and eternal world-ruling government. He is the Stone that strikes the feet of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2), pulverizing and blowing it away, and He is the Stone that the builders rejected who has become the Chief Cornerstone (Psalm 118:22), and He shall reign for all the endless ages and give His servants everlasting life by which to enjoy and prosper forever. The zeal of Yahuwah Almighty will accomplish all His purpose, in Yahusha’s Name, amein.

  • conquest915

    I hate to tell you liberal idiots this…BUT WE TOLD YOU SO!
    Now explain to Nancy whey she needs to read it before…well you know.

    • Localdude

      …she literally told the American people that they had to sign the ‘contract’ – without reading it first…Nobody in the msm called her on it…nobody in the GOP – REFUSED and screamed bloody murder. I knew it was over – right then. We were officially beyond all hope – as a country, ruled by law. Go Trump.

      • conquest915

        Absolutely…You nailed it! But I am holding her personalty responsible.

        • All American

          Millions of taxpayers are with you🇺🇸

        • Localdude

          …so will history, if we manage to outlive this madness – as a country…

    • All American

      She clearly needs to retire either willingly or by force

      • gregg56

        ANYONE in the Senate for more than two terms needs to be retired!

        • All American

          You’ve got that right👍🏻

        • PGCDan

          There’s an upside and a downside to that. Obviously to me, there are more upsides, but to remove the experience of very well intentioned politicians (however little that number is), could possibly be a huge mistake. Again though, I think there are more pros to removing them after two terms. I just worry about them being intellectually capable of navigating the beaurocracy of government when they have little to no experience.

          • All American

            Those that make “by and for the people” will be re-elected, those that are indifferent are out. Uncomplicated, plain and simple.
            The time is here, the time is now to pay attention, stand united and exercise our rights as defined by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We must prove to be the backbone of America.
            These rights have been bought and paid for with the blood of our military family🇺🇸

          • PGCDan

            I agree with everything you said, but my comment was about restricting to two terms. If there’s somebody in there that is actually going their job by the grace of God, I’d prefer to keep them in there myself, but that’s my opinion. Although I haven’t found one I’m in that opinion of.

          • All American

            Yes agree. I like a few. I am unsure how this would be measured.

          • gabriel

            Just replace such beaurocracy by simple and effective proceeding ..
            Or better yet, make a online congress with 300 millons of congressman…the citizen.
            Today you dont need to be “represented”.
            Actual technology allow direct vote of laws.

          • Bud

            So, if things are to be done online, how would we prevent the felons, the non-citizens, and the illegals from voting?

          • HML

            They don’t go anywhere, they hang around and become lobbyists or consultants.

      • Vera Orsova

        I would sort of prefer by force. I come from a European country and we have some interesting activities in our history. When people got really pi$$ed off at the governmental officials and their corruption, they marched up to the city hall (or whatever the government seat was), threw all the government members out of the windows and started over. Can you see Nancy and Maxine flying?

        • All American

          Pretty picture🌺yes I believe they should fly for sure!
          With you Sista!

      • Bud

        If you’re speaking of Princess Pelosi—WHY? Her replacement would not be any better at all.

        • All American

          I believe Californians have had enough of Nancy, Maxine and Moonbeam🇺🇸 However they have imported millions of illegals so??
          If the trend in that state continues I believe the State will be left with no taxpayer base and bankrupt!

    • Robert Sigler

      I used to start my day by dropping a big Pelosi and then wiping my Harry Reid.

      • All American

        You got it down huh!!

      • Tim maher

        Hopefully you wiped your Harry Reid with Hillary Clinton :>).

  • taxpayer22

    Congress should live with what ever plan they force onto us — or we should get the same elite plan that Congress gets. — Not only with health insurance, everything.

    • All American

      Yes no double standards
      They actually do less than most working Americans

    • antsey

      BINGO !!!!

  • taxpayer22

    Trump should immediately sign an executive order making Congress no longer exempt from Obamacare .

    • conquest915

      Great Suggestion, I think we voters should demand it!

    • tedlv

      They should only be paid on days they work, and campaigning is not working.

      • Bud

        Not practical.All work is not done in D.C. In fact, they should be paid double while they are away from D.C. They can do us less damage when they are gone.

        • tedlv

          I disagree.

        • HarryObrian

          I often wonder why the city and many suburbs that houses all the politicians is such a filthy ghetto? Maybe they should move it to a better, more isolated environment like in the Dakotas or such.

        • Andrew Moore8

          Any time a traitor politician like mcstain is breathing whether in Washington or away from it is dangerous to the USA.

          • Harvey Gamel

            traitor politician is pretty much redundant…

  • taxpayer22

    ObamaCare is the worst thing since Slavery.

    • Jenny O

      That’s a huge stretch…

      • All American

        Really how many hard working Americans are left behind with no healthcare being taxed again because they fall into the doughnut hole??
        Do you think it is cruel, inhuman and unethical? I do!
        Who pays for it when these poor hard workers become ill?
        Put on your thinking cap now…

        • Jenny O

          Patronizing, though you be, I will allow that suggesting that government can enslave its citizens is a danger. I do not think Obamacare equates to slavery….

          • All American

            That is one of the great things about being an American, we have the right to think, have open forum opinions and make choices 🇺🇸

          • Jenny O

            Ergo, we are still free, not slaves of a totalitarian regime. Thanks for affirming my point.😆

          • chatty cathy

            It’s a MANDATE..a law concerning what ‘should’ be a personal choice. That, in itself, in a “free” country, is pretty dang ‘totalitarian’ in my humble opinion. It could be, and watch out!! Because it may get worse. Will get worse according to scripture. Beware of what you support these days. Alot of people deceiving and being deceived. Just saying.

          • Jenny O

            It’s a tax. Just like Social Security. Just like Medicare. Just like income tax. Liberal policies. But the ACA is NOT comparable to, or the worst thing since, slavery, IMHO. That does not mean I think it is a good policy.
            If you think America operates under a totalitarian regime, then you haven’t experienced much life elsewhere. Yes, it CAN get worse. However, extremist rhetoric clouds rational thought; exaggeration diminishes credibility.
            The destruction of our Republic has been an insidious, incremental infringement on our liberties over many decades, NOT a singular “Obamacare” mandated tax policy.
            YES, if we do not accurately identify and oppose EACH enemy attack that seeks to erode our Republic, we will lose our country, eventually.
            True, Scripture promises end times, as well as documents what happens to people of nations who abandon God.
            Jus’ sayin’….

          • chatty cathy

            Calling it a tax was the only way they were able to fine us for not buying a product or service that was mandated – forced by law-to the people of a free nation. Deceptively, with no say so from the people. THIS is why I say pretty danged totalitarian. It should be, in a free nation a personal choice. And if that ins isn’t purchased by the due time, they will increase the fine. Every year. And the IRS will enforce this. How you got slavery out of my comment is beyond me. Anywho..i accidently deleted another comment as I hit the wrong thing so even though this has been interesting ( to say the least :)) this is end of convo from this end. Have a good day.

          • Jenny O

            My responses had to do with a comment saying ACA was the worst since slavery. I think if you are interested enough to read my expanded comments on the subject, you may realize the full context. Take care.

          • Jenny O

            P.S. I meant to tell you that I agree with your POV about the ACA.

          • chatty cathy

            Right. And even so, no one can control our conscience or morals. No one. Even God won’t do that. He will woo us, ask us, and call us, but He will never, ever force us. Because He loves us. He first and foremost gives us the freedom of choice. Be it a blessing or to our destruction. The choice is ours. The U.S has been blessed. When freedom of choice is gone, we’re basically screwed. So to speak.

          • All American

            Yes and this is the goal of the evil Progressive!
            I will also say that they really have no clue what they are coming up against in the American Patriot🇺🇸

          • chatty cathy

            True this!

      • conquest915

        Why is that? It makes us slaves to the government. And they will then decide if you are worthy of treatment or to be terminated. I am not going to put my or my family in the hands of a bunch of politically biased bureaucrats .

        • Tim maher

          Just follow history. Democrats supported slavery. Democrats formed the KKK. Democrats supported Jim Crow laws. Then the democrats moved people from the cotton plantation to the welfare plantation where the government is the new master. Problem is that there are still too many free born people so the democrats came up with obamacare to enslave more people through lack of medical care and high taxes. When will the libs learn what is being done by their elite masters?

          • conquest915

            Absolutely…Hard to argue with facts!

          • Disgusted Caucasian

            Well stated.

        • Jenny O

          We have already been put into the hands of government, but it did not start with Obamacare. We are not yet slaves to a totalitarian government.

          • conquest915

            The key word in your statement is “YET” for the totalitarian government and Obamacare is a major part of the plan of moving us to that totalitarian state.

          • Jenny O

            You mean my deliberate “key” word, YET? C’mon. If you want to trivialize the horror of slavery by agreeing with a comment that ACA is the worst to happen since slavery (my original objection), then I stand by my assertion that such a comparison sounds exagerrated. That’s my perspective. You don’t agree? OK.

            Nonetheless, ACA remains just another link in the chain of our shackles that have a POTENTIAL to lock us into the slavery of totalitarianism. We are NOT there YET. We are NOT yet slaves.

          • conquest915

            I don’t know how you deduced trivializing slavery out of that comment….but! That seems to be the tactic and point always made by the left when you don’t have an argument.Slavery and racism.
            But if you want to use that as the bases for your argument, I will play that silly game.
            The fact that slavery was based on and allowed by the economics of the period. Since you have not figured out that money was the controlling factor that allowed for slavery. Whats more, it is still that way today in modern day slavery that is still rampant.

            And the ACA is taking into total government control and thus effectively taking control of 1/6 of our total economy (MONEY). So yeah, when the government controls the Money (then they uncontestedly control the people. You know the old saying: “He who controls the money”? And if that is not the definition of totalitarisum, then you don’t know what is. And my comment to you was it was just another step LEADING to total government control. And thats my perspective that many others seem to agree with. Sorry you don’t…

          • Jenny O

            I am pretty sure my comments agreed with your point about what leads to slavery.
            If you want to resort to insult by insisting on your POV, while calling my distinctions about slavery silly, and my tactics and POV, leftist, then I give up attempting to defend my point.
            Obviously, you have not read my many, very conservative comments.
            I stand my original viewpoint that ACA is not the worst to happen since slavery, despite said POV’s lack of popularity with the other conservative thinkers here at OANN.
            Good day!

      • taxpayer22

        Remember Pelosi saying we have to pass it to see whats in it, and the dems bought into it hook, line and sinker. No republican voted for it.

        • Jenny O

          Yes, I do remember.
          I think ACA is an outrageous tax foisted on us by the socialists in Congress.
          However, I do NOT think it is the worst abuse since SLAVERY.
          I do believe Americans risk their freedom if they remain ignorant about what liberal politicians continue to do to us and our America.
          The election of President Trump was a welcome and encouraging American rally against the escalating power of The Swamp–a power that could eventually lead to a malignant tyranny…and genuine slavery.

  • HarryObrian

    BarryCare/HillaryCare2 is doing exactly what it was designed to do and the many people who designed it and who forced it into existence knew that. It’s shocking that this article evens exists as it could have been written back in the 90’s when Hitlery tried to pass this krap. Anyone want to guess which year that single payer will be implemented as that is currently in the works? 2021.
    Stupid Americans.

  • JPC53

    I guess that’s why signups are running ahead of last year.

    • Jenny O

      Oh? Can you cite your source? I would be curious as to who accounts for any increase.

      • All American

        Yes, I would like to investigate that statement as well.
        Where did you obtain your information Medicaid? Come on now JPC53 you are not on a liberal site here!

  • Tyrone Jackson

    Then it is working as the democrats planned it to.
    .

  • MC

    Alphabet Channels will never tell the truth about “stinkin” Obamacare.

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    Where is that ‘ol boy now who snookered us into this heath care shenanigans?

    • Tim maher

      Living off of the millions of dollars he stoled while in office.

  • Linda Griffin

    If they have to have notices in Spanish, they should go back where they camefrom.

    • KMA

      Or any other required reading and writing… driving licence, subsidies paperwork or employment.

      • Javanne

        You forgot ballots.

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      When I first came on to this site OAN….And I saw the TOP STORY picture…..
      I thought the EXACT same thing!!………………”GREAT MINDS”! : )

  • All American

    But just make sure that the DACA folks have all that they need while America Taxpayers choke!
    Democrats & RINOS are going down 11/6/18🇺🇸

    • Localdude

      I hope your right, I say take every RINO out possible, consequences be damned attitude. Not so sure the dems have any game either, save for race baiting and class warfare. People are over that as well. If we can get a DOJ that will monitor our fraudulent elections (maybe bring in UN monitors) (I jest of coarse) – let it shake out from there. Trump is pres. we may have enough momentum to clean out the liars, cheaters and apparently rapists as well. Total political war to restore the USA may in fact be the only way out of the present fraud.

      • All American

        I believe that you have it correct
        MAGA🇺🇸

      • Harvey Gamel

        pretty clever. take out even more non-democrat votes…..duh

    • …remain calm and return fire

      I’d like to think you’re right, but there are legions of liars ready to take over for the current liars in congress…I think only a reformation of America will save the righteous soul of America

      • HML

        It is clear, the politicians are all pretty much corrupt and won’t do anything in the way of policing themselves, that only leaves us to actually DO something about it.

      • callmegee

        A reformation of America is EXACTLY what the left is trying to do. I say stick with our founding principles and those who cannot assimilate should leave.

        • …remain calm and return fire

          The Left has succeeded. A reformation would be back to the US Constitution for Americans that want to abide the US Constitution.

      • Harvey Gamel

        America has no righteous soul…

    • HarryObrian

      It won’t change a thing. If voting worked they wouldn’t let you do it, seriously. Voting only allows you to choose a person and in this one party government it really doesn’t matter who you choose anymore.

      • KMA

        That in a nutshell is the PROBLEM !
        Corruption breeds…corruption.
        Good intentions are corrupted or your history! Literally and figuratively.

        • Harvey Gamel

          see above….

          • Harvey Gamel

            this was for All American…

      • All American

        Come on now! It is our right and our civic duty. Only WE can change the direction of OUR COUNTRY🇺🇸
        Wake up Harry it’s not just a dream👍🏻

        • KMA

          IMO Harry is correct! The players change ,but game remains the same!
          Screw those who cannot defend themselves.

          • All American

            Drop out or work to change tge game🇺🇸

          • KMA

            I’ll NEVER “drop out”! I don’t share your optimism, but I’ll continue to vote for the best available candidate…. unfortunately 99.99999% are all the same.
            The political 2 party system HAS TO GO!

          • All American

            Very good👍🏻🇺🇸It’s the American Way

          • Bud

            To be replaced by WHAT?

          • KMA

            IDK,but the current system is to limited in choice. I’m tired of voting for the least of 2 evil’s!
            Need a variety of candidates…of voices to be heard on a national stage.

            Maybe lowering the current threshold of 5% of votes to 2.5% would be a good place to start? Just to get their message out. Pooling contributions or limiting amount? IDK?

            I’m certain there’s a better way than just 2 choices.

          • lanahi

            Change the game for them then.

        • Harvey Gamel

          Harry is absolutely right. If voting mattered, they would not let you do it. What kind of choice is Carter – Ford? Cliton – Trump? Reagan and anyone? W.C. Fields said it best : ” I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.”

          • All American

            I am a solid President Trump supporter🇺🇸You’re preaching to the choir✌🏻

          • All American

            W C Fields was a Democrat

          • Harvey Gamel

            what possible difference does that make? There are NO good nominees from ANY party. The fact that you see a difference between them is exactly the problem.
            They are all evil…..except the one’s that we individually support…they’re ok…
            GLOBAL MASS INSANITY

      • fidgets

        Oh I don’t know – We’re going to vote in Roy Moore and look at all the slimy tricks Mitch has pulled against him to keep him out of office. All of them failed miserably – same as everything else Mitch does, but he wouldn’t be going to all of that effort if there wasn’t something behind it.

    • Tyrone Jackson

      Trump needs our help to drain the swamp of the Establishment Creatures from both parties.

      • All American

        United We Stand🇺🇸

      • Disgusted Caucasian

        Yet he appoints some of them.

        • iMacBob

          Not anymore! Obama is out of office buster! 🖕🏾 🖕🏾

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      And all the other persons who have Paid all the Expenses and Filled out all the Forms and Sent all the Copies and have been waiting in the Long Line for a couple of years now….to be able to set foot on Americas soil LEGALLY…..They’ll wait! (tapping finger nails)

      You know….What these DACA and Demon-Rats folks don’t understand is……..

      Sneaking into a Country does NOT make you an Immigrant,
      Just as Breaking into a house, Doesn’t make you a Homeowner!

      • All American

        I couldn’t have said it better👍🏻🇺🇸MAGA

      • Lenny Woodson

        Best thing I heard all day. How correct.

      • Bud

        Breaking into a house doesn’t even make you a resident.

        • georgia dawg

          dems would call that an ‘undocumented visitor’..

          • Frank LaSush

            Democrats would quitclaim the deed over to the home invader, (as long as the house belonged to a white person) to make up for white privilege.

        • The Deplorable Joe Rocchead

          I call them Targets.

      • “I’m a Rooster!”

        You’re on it, Miss Cassy!

      • daisydoyle

        Cassy has put up a great analogy. I have to agree with that one. Am sorry about the fact that you cannot travel from one border to another without papers anymore…but in the modern society it is supposed to curb and repel criminals. On the other hand, unfortuantely, the criminals we fear the most are inside our own goverment, especially criminal is the CIA, who funds their own private wars on nations, using our sons and daughters, and captures all the plunder for themselves. You can keep tapping, Cassy, justice is long since just a notion. And INSUARANCE? Seriously! When do you think you will ever get what you really need by getting any insurance???

      • CDG

        Heard a quote from some man that went through the legal immigration process to become an American (and was very proud to be one). He said when coming to someone’s home you don’t go in through a window but through the front door.

      • KajunTex

        Well said!!

      • elevenoclock

        My favorite is, a drug dealer is an undocumented pharmacist.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          Oh…That’s a good one! : )
          How about this one……
          If I were an Illegal, and I robbed a Bank…Could I claim it was just an UNDOCUMENTED withdrawal?

          • Andrew Moore8

            No, you would be an UNDOCUMENTED BANK TELLER.

      • JustmJustm

        GOOD ONE LOL!!
        What is really upsetting is that it piss off those who come here legaly and they DON’T GET the same treatment as those who come here illegaly!!!!!
        Speaking on personal experiance…….

    • BlueBoomPony

      I hope so. I don’t trust the normies. They’re farm animals who have voted against their own interests for many decades. They can revert without warning.

      • All American

        As 2018 quickly approaches, we the American people wait, watch and listen to the political response to the DACA issue. We will remember which vote in favor of the lawbreaking illegals🇺🇸

    • JustmJustm

      But remember, who won in Ny,IN Jersey, this is the direct result of the media bias against Trump!!
      They may not like that Obammer care is failing but what the heck ” we are demos so why not ” They vote for it

    • River

      Taxing the middle and lower middle class has been standard operating procedure for the Democrat Progressives that think they know how to better spend your money. Obamacare is just one national example. Licensing fees, parking fees, communication fees, large school taxes and fire district taxes for property owners, are all the same drain and used by the same people who spend, spend, spend!

      • All American

        I agree with your very valid points. Millions of educated, working Americans agree as well!
        Thank God 2018 is just around the corner! It cannot come soon enough!

      • All American

        I don’t mind paying taxes that benefit our communities. I don’t mind lending a helping hand. Welfare should be limited. Now that America is moving forward with more and better employment opportunities there is no excuse for long term public benefits of any kind.
        Now if someone is disabled I agree that society will care for them to a point in these days of bionic body parts. Many share the liss of few is a great concept.
        States like NY, NJ, CA and a few others are taxed to the point of willing to move. Yes, this also is created by the Democrats because they need to build a new base. White, Black, Cuban and many other legal American citizens have their number.
        The party of negativity are going down⬇️ Big time!

        • fidgets

          You bring up a good point there. Those sanctuary cities and states should not be allowed to vote. Seems to me if we can’t trust them to ensure only legal Americans are voting we should remove it completely. See if they stay sanctuary then.

          • All American

            Agreed

        • River

          Don’t upvote yourself. Makes you look like a self absorbed child.

          • All American

            Hey I am my biggest supporter!
            I have always supported myself! Everyone should. Who are you? A cranky old goat? Bahhhh bahhh

        • Harvey Gamel

          how in the hell is America “moving forward” with job opportunities?