Thursday, November 7, 2013

Obama Visits Texas; Perry, Texas Respond

Yesterday, Obama came to Texas to campaign for his associates and to try to spin the rapidly more unpopular Affordable Care Act.

Starting with his arrival at DFW Airport, Obama met with protesters at every turn. 15 protesters at the airport produced messages of Obamacare's apparent failure, sharing tales of unaffordable insurance premiums, ghastly high deductibles, and cancellations of good plans that citizens have now lost. In addition, some of the protesters called for answers and actions concerning the Al Q'aeda attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. Dallas News has video and interviews of the protesters.

At a synagogue in Dallas, Obama made accusations about medicaid expansion grants from the US Taxpayers being ignored by the Texas government. He claimed that grant money would assist Texans with bringing down costs within the Obamacare exchanges. What Obama failed to mention is that the federal grants are temporary, lasting only a year. Once they expire, Texas will be forced to raise taxes in order to maintain the same amount of government subsidies. This is not in Texas's best interests, or in the best interest of any Texas Citizen. The federal subsides weren't ignored, many conservative Texas Government Officials contend, but considered and rejected due to the strings attached.

Senator Ted Cruz warned Obama about lauding the ACA in Texas. In short, Cruz basically told Obama to pedal his snake-oil elsewhere, like in New York City, who just elected their first admitted Nazi (National Socialist).

Governor Rick Perry issued the following statement containing remarks directed towards Obama (audio available here):

"President Obama deceived the American people by promising that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it, but millions of Americans are now discovering that simply isn't true. Now, he's coming to Texas in a desperate attempt to salvage his ill-conceived and unpopular program from a Titanic fate by preaching expansion of the same Medicaid system he himself admits is broken. In Texas, where Medicaid already consumes a quarter of the state budget, we simply need the flexibility to implement fundamental, state-specific reforms to our Medicaid program, instead of a one-size-fits-all Washington mandate, before it bankrupts our state. Mr. President, Texans aren't the reason Obamacare is crumbling; Obamacare is the reason Obamacare is crumbling."