And Funky - here is the result of that "redistributionist agenda":
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday that the Obama administration has pulled the nation from the depths of the "Great Recession" with the creation of 7.2 million private sector jobs. HOWEVER:
*Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama's presidency, 9.5 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. Nearly 90 million Americans are not working today!
That means that 1.3 Americans have dropped out of the labor force for every one job the administration claims to have created.
*There are 15 million more Americans on food stamps today than when Obama assumed office.
At the end of January 2009, 32,204,859 Americans received aid from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. As of April 2013, there were 47,548,694 Americans on food stamps.
That means that more than two Americans have been added to the food stamp rolls for every one job the administration says it has created.
*Under Obama, 1.6 million more Americans are collecting disability insurance. In February 2009, 9,334,369 Americans received disability payments. Today, that number is 10,953,733
The above information is courtesy of our friends at CNSnews.com - see:
...and here's a story with a funny twist that was reported yesterday in the Chicago Sun-Times (think liberal, Democrat-dominated newspaper located in the President's home town). The article reports that:
"Chicago's 30,000 retired city employees are trying to stop Mayor Rahm Emmanuel (remember him? Was Pres. Obama's chief of staff in first term) from saving $108.7 million by phasing out the city's 55% subsidy for retiree health care and foisting Obamacare on them."
"....foisting Obamacare on them." FOISTING Obamacare on them! Ho! Ho! It sounds like the liberal Chicago media is beginning to see the light.
The article goes on to say that retired city employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicgo and its pension funds to prevent the phase-out of the city subsidy and assignment of retirees to Obamacare:
"The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is Mike Underwood, a retired Chicago police officer with Parkinson's disease, whose service on the streets....left him with a laundry list of injuries."
"When I was hired in 1972, one of the benefits I was guaranteed was health care for life. Now that I'm old and sick, they want to take it away and put me on Obamacare. I'm not interested. Nobody knows what that cost will be or what it will cover. He's throwing us into the unknown."
"Nobody knows what that cost will be or what it will cover." Nobody knows. NOBODY KNOWS!
Hey Mike: Remember what Nancy Pelosi said. Get yourself a copy of the law and all its associated regulations and READ IT. Then you'll (presumably) know what it will cover. Don't worry about the cost. Your "government" will take care of you, won't they? (Also - don't worry that as of May 15, 2013, the number of pages of law/regulations for Obamacare was approximately 20,000 pages. Better start reading soon - so you can finish reading it all before your time runs out.)