Blog: White House has known for months that Obamacare won’t work

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Some crackerjack reporting by National Journal’s Margot Sanger-Katz, who details what the White House has been doing to try and implement Obamacare.

Basically, they are stealthily streamlining the legislation, ignoring some provisions, delaying others, and generally trying to avoid a complete, chaotic, disaster.

In short: It’s far worse than you can possibly imagine.  continued…

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Bill McKee‘s insight:

Statism, Obama style.  This compulsion to build complexity on top of complexity is simply an extension of the sort of mind that will never, ever understand or accept that.. simpler is often times more efficient, less costly, able to quickly adapt as needed… But complexity is a Bureaucratic dream come true!  It offers “meaning” and “purpose” to the mindless busybody who will never tire of telling other people what choices they must make, when to make them, how to make them.. down to the tiniest detail.  This is where Obamatypes thrive and find meaning.

It’s a pathetic life, that spreads decay and corruption into every nook and cranny of society.

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UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project

This information is crucial to your understanding of the Soviet planning model.. and how Metro and others who are making policy and “planning” decision in Oregon are determined to implement the United Nations Goals, under Agenda 21 and ICLEI.   You will understand how those who invest their lives using government as their tool for destroying individual private property rights and expanding Statism all over America.

Green Global Dictatorship: Regional Governance, UN Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and the Wildlands Project

Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom, Professor of Geography

My people perish for lack of knowledge.

Hosea 4:6

It seems indeed to be easier to deceive a multitude than one man.

Herodotus, Greek historian

The phony Christian-conservatives have never warned you about the very plan that is the very means whereby planners are silently, insidiously, and deceptively dragging America into a global government, the seat of which is intended to be the United Nations. That plan is “Regional Governance.”

Jakie Patru, “Regionalism: Sneaking America into Global Government”

I believe there are more instances of the abrigement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison

In most communities, neither victims, nor the proponents of sustainable development are aware that their plight is part of a global agenda. Indeed, most would scoff at the idea. Nevertheless, the transformation of America is well underway, without public debate or Congressional approval. From watershed, to ecosystem, to village, to city, to multi-county regions, to trans-boundary biospheres- the U.N. agenda is being systematically implemented- with the help of elected officials, paid for with the taxes of American citizens.

Henry Lamb, “Why the Government is Grabbing Our Land”

Government is not reason; its not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

Private property and freedom are inseparable.

George Washington

I. Institutions Behind The Greening of America

In search for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill…

The Club of Rome

In “The Greening of America Part 1- How Did It Happen?” (, Dr. Michael Coffman (Ph.D. forester), notes that the “Greening of America” with its attendant conversion to Regional Governance, U.N. Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st Century), and Sustainable Development, began with the creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1946, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was formed as the primary scientific adviser to the UN on environmental issues. It was founded by Julien Huxley, who was also a founder of UNESCO- United Nations Education, Scientfic and Cultural Organization. Members of the IUCN today include over 880 governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in 133 countries. In the U.S., IUCN members include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Other IUCN members are the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP), the UN Development Program (UNDP), UNESCO, as well as a host of NGOs, including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Two other major international environmental organizations were later created to also serve as advisers to the UN: the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Figure 1 (below) illustrates how federal agencies today cooperate with environmental groups to implement strategies devised by the United Nations in concert with the IUCN, WWF, and WRI. Coffman notes that almost every strategy implemented during the past 30 years (1978 to 2008) has originated with this “unholy alliance.”

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Lars Talks With Sherri Hiner From Mattress World


Oregon Governor’s office demands mattress buyers show ID before negotiating a purchase of a mattress-otherwise owner of business is found to be incompetent. State vehemently denies need for voter ID to reduce voter fraud, but when it comes to mattresses.. .. This is the natural progression of Statism. Why should anyone struggle to build a business in Oregon while battling the government class at every step? This is class warfare… producers vs. Statist takers.

Oregon Transformation Project – Liberal Policies destroying Economic Opportunities


Oregon’s liberal policies are decimating private sector opportunities in Oregon.. and these policies are now, naturally, inflicting enormous budget problems.. kind of like the government class finally having inflicted so much damage that the government’s parasitic growth is eating the private sector whole.. destroying itself and the taxpayer at the same time. Over regulation has devastated the natural resource industries, and enormous boondoggles and waste has drained the vital job creating sector of it’s capital. Government promises to suck more from the productive sector going forward.

GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House On ‘Scientific Misconduct’ | Fox News

U.S. Senate – POLITICS

GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House on ‘Scientific Misconduct’

Published October 20, 2011


  • John Holdren, Science Czar


    ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, John Holdren, professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, speaks at the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy presentations in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration’s science czar over what they claim are repeat incidents of “scientific misconduct” among agencies, questioning whether officials who deal with everything from endangered species to nuclear waste are using “sound science.” 

The letter sent Wednesday to John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, cited four specific controversies in recent years where scientific findings were questioned. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., rattled off a slew of questions on what they called “the apparent collapse in the quality of scientific work being conducted at our federal agencies.” 

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    Feb. 9, 2011: Sen. James Inhofe testifies on Capitol Hill.

“Specifically, we are concerned with data quality, integrity of methodologies and collection of information, agencies misrepresenting publicly the weight of scientific ‘facts,’ indefensible representations of scientific conclusions before our federal court system, and our fundamental notions of ‘sound’ science,” they wrote. “We identify in this letter important examples of agency scientific misconduct.”

Inhofe spokesman Matt Dempsey told the issues in the letter had been on Republicans’ radar screen “for some time.” But he said the lawmakers decided to compile them and confront the administration about it out of concern that a “trend” was developing. 

“The concern is there’s a lot more there,” he said. 

White House representatives so far have not returned requests for comment on the letter. 

The Republicans’ letter cycles through several incidents the lawmakers claim to be troubling. 

One concerned the controversy over a temporary deepwater drilling moratorium was issued in May 2010. In the announcement, the Interior Department said the report’s recommendations had been “peer-reviewed” by experts with the National Academy of Engineering. But those experts later complained, saying the moratorium was not among their approved recommendations — this led to an apology from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Interior officials later told the inspector general’s office probing the incident they did not intend to imply those experts supported the drilling ban. 

The GOP lawmakers, though, said the incident shows “blatant political influence” in the decision making. 

The lawmakers also questioned an EPA assessment on the dangers posed by formaldehyde — the National Research Council earlier this year claimed the assessment did not adequately back up some of its claims, including claims that the chemical causes leukemia and respiratory tract cancers. 

In another case, the lawmakers highlighted the scolding a federal judge gave the Fish and Wildlife Service last month over testimony in defense of a plan to protect a tiny fish called delta smelt by diverting water in California away from farmland. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger said the testimony was “riddled with inconsistency.” 

In their letter, the lawmakers focused most on concerns about the 2009 decision to pull the plug on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada. The project years in the making faced heavy opposition in Nevada. 

Energy Secretary Steven Chu in 2009 said the project was simply not a “workable option.” In early 2010, the department withdrew its license application for the site, and moved instead to impanel a commission to look at alternative sites. A department filing at the time noted that scientific knowledge on nuclear waste had “advanced dramatically” in the 20 years since the project started. 

But the Government Accountability Office said in an April report the DOE did not cite “technical or safety issues” in its decision. 

“Amid uncertainty over whether it had the authority to terminate the Yucca Mountain repository program, DOE terminated the program without formally assessing the risks stemming from the shutdown, including the possibility that it might have to resume the repository effort,” the report said. 

A June report from Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee also said the panel could not find a “single document” to support claims that Yucca Mountain is unsafe for nuclear waste. 

Not all Republicans are united in backing the Yucca site, however. 

It’s a sensitive issue in Nevada, and at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night top GOP candidates said the federal government should not be sticking Nevada with the waste. 

“The idea that 49 states can tell Nevada, ‘We want to give you our nuclear waste,’ doesn’t make a lot of sense,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. 

For the incidents cited in the letter to Holdren, the lawmakers asked for more information about how the alleged missteps occurred and what the administration intends to do about them. 

Though Inhofe is best known on the scientific front for challenging climate change science and the regulations that emerge from it, the letter did not specifically address climate change. 

But in a separate letter, the Competitive Enterprise Institute on Tuesday sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Holdren’s office asking for records on coordination between his office and the United Nations climate change panel. 

In a statement, the group charged that a U.N. plan would “hide” online correspondence by using non-governmental accounts. CEI urged the White House to use official email channels.

This administration is filled, packed, and stacked with self described and avowed Socialists and even Marxists who use the cover of “science” to impose a system of job destroying regulation designed to crush American economic potential and ability to defend itself against the sinister hopes and aspirations of enemies within.