Doomsday Rhetoric Surrounding ‘Government Shut Down’ Mirrors Bailout Fear Mongering
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Alarmist hyperbole also used to ram through 2008 financial heist ...

Alarmist hyperbole also used to ram through 2008 financial heist
Some of the doomsday rhetoric surrounding the consequences of a government shut down sounds an
awful lot like the fearmongering that was used to scare lawmakers into passing the 2008 bailout bill,
which quickly turned out to be a cynical bait and switch.

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  • Doomsday Rhetoric Surrounding ‘Government Shut Down’ Mirrors Bailout Fear Mongering Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com September 30, 2013 Alarmist hyperbole also used to ram through 2008 financial heist Some of the doomsday rhetoric surrounding the consequences of a government shut down sounds an awful lot like the fearmongering that was used to scare lawmakers into passing the 2008 bailout bill, which quickly turned out to be a cynical bait and switch. Democratic Senator Tom Harkin has warned that if Republicans refuse to cave in, the situation will be “as dangerous as the breakup of the Union before the Civil War.” Lindsay Siler, the issues campaign director for Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, warns that, “a government shutdown will shutter crucial services the American people depend on and wreak havoc with our economy.” Such dire rhetoric is patently part of a ploy to try and force Republicans to back down on their demand that Obamacare be delayed for a year before a bill securing government funding is passed. As we documented earlier today, the ominous “government shut down” is nothing of the sort. It would be the 18th time it has happened since 1977. In no previous case did such circumstances lead to anything even approaching the apocalyptic hype being bandied about by Harkin and his ilk, nor did it significantly impact the economy in any way. The vast majority of government activities and services will remain fully operational whether a “shut down” occurs or not. Crucial services will not disappear and America will not collapse into a state of anarchy. The reality of what a government shut down entails clearly does not warrant such alarmist hyperbole, but it’s not the first time we’ve witnessed these blackmail tactics.
  • In the days before the October 2008 bailout, lawmakers were bombarded with threats of a new great depression and martial law by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to railroad them into passing the bailout bill. On October 2, Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman gave a stunning speech on the House floor during which he decried the fact that, “Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day, another couple of thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no.” Rep. Brad Sherman Martial Law VIDEO BELOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaG9d_4zij8 It later emerged that Paulson was behind the threats, brow-beating Congress into authorizing the bill in the name of the desperate need to buy out toxic debt, a proposal “which he abandoned the day after he got the money,” said Senator James Inhofe. Once he got approval for the bill by threatening that its rejection would see a total collapse of the financial system, former Goldman Sachs CEO Paulson pulled a bait and switch and injected the money directly into banks. There is now talk of an 11th hour deal that could offer a temporary solution to stave off a government shut down for a few days, but Republicans shouldn’t be cowed by the bellicose tone of Democrats who spout doomsday prophecies about such an eventuality given how such rhetoric has been used in the past to frighten lawmakers into blind acquiescence.
  • One Quarter Of Uninsured Americans Will Pay Fine Rather Than Get Obamacare Steve Watson Infowars.com Sept 30, 2013 Only 37 percent of Americans are aware of new health exchanges In a telling statistic, twenty-five percent of uninsured Americans say that they intend to pay a fine, rather than become insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a poll released by Gallup. One in four say that when the Obamacare mandate kicks in on January 1st 2014, they will opt for the penalty, rather than signing up on one of the new exchanges run by the states, or by the federal government.
  • In a similar question, Gallup asked uninsured Americans if they intended to use one of the exchanges to get health insurance. Thirty six percent said no, Forty-eight percent of the uninsured said yes, while 17 percent either hadn’t decided or had no opinion. The fines for being uninsured start at $95 for an individual in 2014, or 1 percent of household income if that’s higher. Many may be unaware that those figures are expected to quickly escalate to $695 annually by 2016, or 2.5 percent of household income. “You really want those healthy people to buy insurance if they’re not getting it through their employer,” said Stephen Shortell, former dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and professor of health policy. “But a number of them will not, because they feel they won’t need it – the young, healthy ‘invincibles’ – and think it’s just much cheaper to pay the $95.” Other Americans with specific financial, religious and other “hardship” reasons will be able to bypass the requirement without paying a fine. Gallup found that there is still a lack of awareness among the currently uninsured, with close to one third not knowing that they will be legally required to get insurance next year.
  • The highest unawareness grouping was 18- to 29-year-olds, the most likely of any age group to be uninsured. The poll also found that only 37 percent of Americans are aware of the health exchanges, despite the fact that they open for business tomorrow. A whopping 62 percent were “not too familiar” or “not at all familiar” with the exchanges. Of those currently uninsured, more than half said they did not have any familiarity whatsoever with the Obamacare exchanges. Only a quarter said they were somewhat familiar or very familiar with the exchanges.
  • “This low level of familiarity with the exchanges may help explain the finding that less than half of the uninsured say they will get health insurance for 2014 specifically through a state or federal health insurance exchange.” Gallup writes in its analysis. Some 48 million Americans are thought to be uninsured, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • As we have documented, many Americans have found that their healthcare costs are set to rise significantly because of the ACA, despite previous assurances from the administration that this would not be the case. Obamacare Website Quietly Deletes Reference To ‘Free Health Care’ Jeryl Bier The Weekly Standard Sept. 30, 2013 Even as President Obama and his administration are making a last minute push to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, a quiet change was made on the Healthcare.gov website regarding those who will still not be able to afford coverage after the program kicks in. From at least June 26, 2013 to as recently as September 15, under the topic, “Where can I get free or low-cost care in my community?” the following statement appeared: “If you can’t afford any health plan, you can get free or low-cost health and dental care at a nearby community health center.” Here is how the page in question appeared:
  • However, sometime between September 16 and September 23, the reference to “free” care was dropped. The title of the topic was changed as well, and now reads: “Where can I get low-cost care in my community?” Here is how the page currently appears: The page in question is not a new one, as the webpage’s Internet address remains the same, still containing the word “free”: www.healthcare.gov/where-can-i-get-free-or-low-cost-care/. However, there is no notation anywhere on the page that it was revised; the change just appeared unannounced. Other changes include dropping references to "dental" care and the availability of "prescription drugs," as well as exchanging the phrase "specialized care for more serious conditions" for the milder "referrals to specialized care." Since President Obama has been emphasizing of late how inexpensive Obamacare will be for many Americans, advertising the availability of "free" health care might have been viewed as a deterrent to purchasing even the least expensive option from the government-run exchanges. Since the "bronze" and "silver" level plans that the president has recently been touting as equaling "the cost of your cable bill" and "less than your cell phone bill" will still entail significant out-of-pocket costs for medical care, "free" might still look more attractive to many on the lower end of the income scale. It may be that community health centers will still offer free care to some, but visitors to Healthcare.gov will no longer be made aware of the option. Read More INFOWARS.COM BECAUSE THERE'S A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND