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President’s Pinnochio Proboscis
by Harry Spencer
Nov 11, 2013 | 1807 views | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
According to the Press last week, President Obama is on course to receive the greatest number of “Pinnochios” of any elected official. Everyone probably knows the story of the famous puppet whose nose grew longer every time he lied. That is why this symbol has been utilized in print to rate the truthfulness of political statements.

There is no question that Obama either misled, misspoke, wasn’t accurate, should have nuanced or simply did not tell the truth about an individual’s ability to keep his current health plan if he likes it. As for keeping your doctor if you like him, you can check with any doctor you might know about his or her “take” on the efficacy of Obama’s previous statements.

Some of the President’s supporters on television have noted that only 5 percent of the American populous, who are individually insured, would lose their current health care policies. They followed up this statement by saying that should only affect about five million people but in actuality 5 percent of the 300 million people living in this country comes out to15 million individuals.

Last week was especially telling on the sense of outrage sweeping the country when 15 Democratic Senators called on the While House to ask the President to consider reevaluating his position on the flawed health care plan. Incidentally, those 15 are up for reelection next year.

Other than the insurance mess that is currently hovering over the White House, it was announced that there would be hearings on Benghazi that would feature testimony of some individuals who were on the ground that night. So far they have been prevented by the government from testifying. It has been noted that there were more than 30 CIA agents in Benghazi that horrific night. Surely they were not there for R and R, or to “take the waters.” Whatever their mission, it is probably listed as “classified” and we may never hear what it actually was, not that we need to.

The economic effects of Obamacare are being felt in businesses of all sizes and have led to the creation of the largest part-time employment number in the history of the country. Oddly enough, there have been many exceptions to the law carved out on behalf of certain companies and union folk.

Another event causing the White House some concern is the fact that it was reported that many of Obama’s famous drone strikes have taken out many innocent civilians as well as the targeted terrorists.

With the vast array of scandals that have plagued this administration, none is probably more serious than the scandalous wiretapping of the phone conversations of our chief allies around the world. Previously, the President received a lot of “heat” for his snubbing of Israel’s Netanyahu.

This month will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. There are a number of upcoming TV programs that are set to give voice to the possibility of a conspiracy killing. More about that next week.

Harry Spencer is a long-time northern Nevada resident.
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ATeaBagger?
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November 17, 2013
Here we go again..

To contribute to this rag of a paper and only to list this writer's qualification is a long time Nevada resident is a really crude joke -- on you.

Hopefully his claim to fame does not include graduating from a failed K-12 education system that consistently rank near the bottom.. and the secondary education system is really no better in attracting National Merit Scholars from in-state or out of state.

Don't just let me tell you this.. do some leg work yourself. Check it out.

It this what it has come to? Someone searching the internet and reciting quotes from radio shows and a change a snipped here and there.. there you go. A regular contributor.

As for ACA (Affordable Care Act)or Obama Care. True that folks have their health insurance canceled. That is shameful and unfortunate. But that is the fact of life.

Life is a crap shoot and unfair.. just like the saying why does bad things happen to good people.

You got it.. it is Obama's fault.

Guess what.. if you are a long term unemployed professional who are surviving and getting by selling or utilizing your accumulated assets, Obama Care may work in your favor.

Starting in 2014 and depending on which state you live.. the elimination of the so called ASSET test many allow folks who have substantial equity but no earned income to qualify for MEDICAID.

Why doesn't this writer report this.

The fact of the matter again is this.. there will always be winners and losers, the lucky and the unlucky, the deserving, the undeserving, the advantaged and the disadvantaged.

While we are at it.. Let add some shock value. let's go one step further.. lucky to be born white. You think it.. why not say it?

The kids say it differently. "It suck to be you".

Unfortunately this writer again appears to be a one trick pony -- reporting only negatives through his jaundice eyes.

Why readers don't see that.. why this paper don't see that is beyond me. It is what it is.

Oh yeah..You cannot fix stupid.

I'm out. Not coming back.

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