Saturday, January 14, 2017
I'm divorced now, but before the ACA was passed I was not. My employer provided a great plan through Blue Cross/Blue Shield that included vision and dental. My employer could afford this plan without any problems, then the ACA was crammed down our throats. Eventually that plan started including a deductible I didn't have before on name brand prescription medication. This is something my ex-wife depended on. Every year we had to purchase her name brand medication (that had no generic) a week at a time until the deductible was met. Finally the plan became too expensive for my employer to afford, and he switched us to a little, unknown company that didn't have their act together. That was a nightmare. Finally, because that company was so terrible we went with a Humana plan. This plan had a huge deductible and no vision or dental. Let me also point out that none of these plans after the Blue Cross/Blue Shield covered her trips to her pain doctor, and we had to change pharmacies. I now have changed plans again, but the reasons are unrelated to the ACA.
My parents who are retired have a similar problem. They had to pay musical doctors and pharmacies, and being retired they're having a very hard time affording the plan they are forced by law to buy.
And now comes my current fiancee who has fallen through the cracks of the ACA. She did not make enough money to qualify for assistance through the ACA, nor did she make enough to be required to purchase a plan. Even if she had been required to purchase one it would have been way out of her ability to afford one. Her employer also did not provide any health insurance. Now she is uninsured, can't work, and has a life threatening disease that requires surgery that she can not afford. The ACA has failed her.
These are my personal experiences with the failure that is the ACA, but if it is such a failure why are people freaking out about it being repealed? It's because they are afraid they are going to lose the plan they have purchased through the market place. You see, with every liberal program that is sold to the public as something that's supposed to help people, it's almost never about helping people. People had insurance before the ACA. It's about making you dependent on the government. You are now required to go to the marketplace and buy a policy through the government. You now depend on the government to provide that service. Now that you are dependent on the government to provide that service you will fear politicians who will want to remove that government service, so you vote the other way, usually for the politicians who established, or are for that service.
That's all these government programs are designed to do. They are power plays. They are designed to keep them, and their colleagues in power by making you dependent on them to the point of fearing the loss of that dependency. It was never about helping people, it was about helping themselves.
The ACA was designed to make you dependent on the government and then to fail so they could come in with even more liberal, socialist policies that would make you even more dependent on the government, and make you even more fearful of losing those programs. The ACA should have never been passed.
I said this in a previous blog, and I will say it again. The government does not care about you. Government programs are not there to help you. They're there to help them by keeping them in power by exploiting your fear of losing those government programs. That is a common theme of liberalism, and socialism. You become so dependent on the government that you fear living without them. Eventually you will be so afraid you will be willing to compromise anything, including your freedom, to keep that which you are depending on to survive. These politicians know you will not normally give up your freedoms, so this is how they chip away at you until you become willing. They make themselves necessary, make you dependent on them, and exploit your fear of losing them.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Saturday, July 09, 2016
There are 5 things you don't see in the news:
1) When cops, white or black, kill white people. It happens. It doesn't gain national attention by the MSM.
2) When a cop is able to subdue a black suspect without lethal force.
3) A cop killing a black man who is a doctor, lawyer, professor or otherwise professionally dressed.
4) When a citizen with a legal firearm takes down someone seeking to use their illegal firearm to harm others.
5) When a black cop kills a black man.
These 5 things, though as common as anything else you see gaining nationwide coverage, are missing from the main stream news media. They don't gain nationwide coverage. They don't fit the narrative that guns are bad, cops are racist, and black people are targeted more than whites by police, and that compliant black or white people usually, but unfortunately not always, don't end up shot to death. This is done either by selective reporting, that is only reporting tragedies that fit their narrative, or by those who are seeking to control your mind deliberately engineering a tragedy that fits their narrative in order to have the news media report it. Yes, I believe the government engineers mass shootings to give you a favorable opinion of gun control. An unarmed people is easy to control. The population is being played by people seeking to control it.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
So what do you do? You don't like either candidate! Well, did you vote in the primary? For the time being the primary seems to be where you go to vote for who you want to be president and the general election is where you go to vote against who you don't want. And just simply not voting has the same effect as voting third party. If the Republicans who sat home and didn't vote, and the Gary Johnson voters had voted for Romney in 2012 it would have been neck and neck and Romney might have won. Obama would not be president and we'd all be better off. It would seem the two party system and the electoral college go hand in hand. If you don't like your party's candidate the primary is where you go to change that next time. That's where the real fight is. It worked in 1980 and we got 8 years of a great president.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Also, the way Jesus gave is not a "religion" in the same way other beliefs are "religions". A religion is a set of rules and works in which one must struggle to follow in order to win favor with God, and hopefully the right to enter heaven. This of course is not the way Jesus taught. Jesus did everything that needs to be done. All we have to actually do is repent and have faith in him. There's nothing we can do to pay the sin debt we have earned. Only Jesus was able to pay our infinite sin debt.
Let's see what scripture says:
Here Thomas has just asked Jesus how to get where Jesus is going (heaven) and Jesus answers him. Here Jesus states without question that there is no other way there but through him.
These are the words of Peter. A man had been healed by Jesus's followers and Peter had been asked by what power had the man been healed. Peter proclaimed to them that asked that it was Jesus, the only name given for salvation by God.
Once again I do not hate people of other "religions". I simply want to refute the claim that all "religions" are paths to the same God. Again, if there were other paths to God then God would not have put Jesus through being hung on a cross for our benefit. If I am to call myself a Christian, and trust my eternity to every word that came out of the Lord Jesus Christ's mouth, then I must trust every word. And Jesus said it himself that there is no other way. This is good news though! It's better to have faith in Jesus and KNOW you are going to heaven then struggle through a set of do's and don'ts and ceremonies and rituals and rules and hope that you have followed them all well enough to find favor with God and be rewarded. God is good to provide this one and only way to Himself.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Lucifer was once an angel. He basically thought he deserved to sit on God's throne and was cast out of Heaven. 1/3 of the angels fell with him according to the Bible. One common misconception about Lucifer, also known as Satan, or the Devil, is that he is in Hell and rules it. He is not. Hell will be his final destination along with others who reject God, but he is not there now, nor does he, or will he ever rule it. He will be sent there to be punished like everyone else there. He has not yet been sent there. Those events are yet to come and are foretold in the book of revelation. Satan occupies the same space we do. The Bible calls him the prince of the power of the air. Meaning he is here with his demons tempting man and attempting to steer people away from God. Because he hates God he wants as many people to perish in Hell as possible. He also hates people because we are made in the image of God.
Unlike angels human beings can be redeemed. A demon can never be saved and become an angel again. However, Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross paying for the sins of humanity we can be redeemed in the eyes of God. Humanity is he crown jewel of God's creation and we are the only beings he has provided this way of redemption to. We are created in the image of God, angels aren't. Even the angels can't be saved. That is how much God loved us. The next time you feel down about yourself remember that God loves you more than the angels and sent Jesus to die for you. If you turn to Him you will be saved.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
There is a lot of arguing over whether or not a Christian should participate in Halloween. My opinion is that it depends on the condition of your heart. If you have Jesus in your heart then Halloween is just a fun time to put on a costume and eat candy regardless of what it means to pagans. Likewise if you don't have Jesus in your heart Christmas is just a time to put up a tree and exchange gifts regardless of the fact that to Christians it is the celebration of the birth if our Lord. So chill out, put on your costume and eat your candy. Simply doing so is not worshiping the devil.