DUDE: Obama secretly waives the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE for millions, tries to hide it from public view



Wow. The administration is more politically desperate than thought. Now they are waiving the individual mandate in secret and intentionally trying to conceal it:

WSJ – ObamaCare’s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest casualty is the core of the Affordable Care Act — the individual mandate. To wit, last week the Administration quietly excused millions of people from the requirement to purchase health insurance or else pay a tax penalty.

This latest political reconstruction has received zero media notice, and the Health and Human Services Department didn’t think the details were worth discussing in a conference call, press materials or fact sheet. Instead, the mandate suspension was buried in an unrelated rule that was meant to preserve some health plans that don’t comply with ObamaCare benefit and redistribution mandates. Our sources only noticed the change this week.

That seven-page technical bulletin includes a paragraph and footnote that casually mention that a rule in a separate December 2013 bulletin would be extended for two more years, until 2016. Lo and behold, it turns out this second rule, which was supposed to last for only a year, allows Americans whose coverage was cancelled to opt out of the mandate altogether.

In 2013, HHS decided that ObamaCare’s wave of policy terminations qualified as a “hardship” that entitled people to a special type of coverage designed for people under age 30 or a mandate exemption. HHS originally defined and reserved hardship exemptions for the truly down and out such as battered women, the evicted and bankrupts.

But amid the post-rollout political backlash, last week the agency created a new category: Now all you need to do is fill out a form attesting that your plan was cancelled and that you “believe that the plan options available in the [ObamaCare] Marketplace in your area are more expensive than your cancelled health insurance policy” or “you consider other available policies unaffordable.”

This lax standard—no formula or hard test beyond a person’s belief—at least ostensibly requires proof such as an insurer termination notice. But people can also qualify for hardships for the unspecified nonreason that “you experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance,” which only requires “documentation if possible.” And yet another waiver is available to those who say they are merely unable to afford coverage, regardless of their prior insurance. In a word, these shifting legal benchmarks offer an exemption to everyone who conceivably wants one.

Keep in mind that the White House argued at the Supreme Court that the individual mandate to buy insurance was indispensable to the law’s success, and President Obama continues to say he’d veto the bipartisan bills that would delay or repeal it. So why are ObamaCare liberals silently gutting their own creation now?

The answers are the implementation fiasco and politics. HHS revealed Tuesday that only 940,000 people signed up for an ObamaCare plan in February, bringing the total to about 4.2 million, well below the original 5.7 million projection. The predicted “surge” of young beneficiaries isn’t materializing even as the end-of-March deadline approaches, and enrollment decelerated in February.

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Dopple Gang
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Dopple Gang

To defend my family from the superstitions of liberalism, I’ve found it useful to arm myself with liberty’s longbow: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

It doesn’t get any sleezier or despicable than what this administration has been doing.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Gowdy just made another epic speech in Congress. It repeats his talking points, but it also has the Gowdy Doctrine in it.

I hope Scoop gets it up so you can see it. It’s not the same as the earlier one he made. He takes it to the Dems. It’s a game changer.

Gene White
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Gene White

The Obama Presidency was the first real test of what is generally referred to, as “The New World Order.” Could someone as powerful as the President of the United States of America, actually introduce Socialist principles to the American people, and would those people accept them? The answer was a resounding, Yes. They not only accepted his Socialist principles in his first term, but they elected him for a second term. I know, that is sort of like doubling down on stupidity, but they actually did that. Looking at the evidence, on what has happened before our eyes over these last few years, I’m not sure Obama is the one who deserves the blame. You have no doubt heard that old saw, “the government you have, is the one your deserve.” It has never been more true, than in this instance. This idiot did not vote himself into office. Sure,… Read more »

Guy Average
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Guy Average

Massive voter fraud, especially in the form of hacked computerized voting machines. There’s that too.

Gene White
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Gene White

Only a small part of my comment was devoted to voter fraud. What about the rest, Guy?

Godisright
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Godisright

The only proof they will have of my health insurance program is a picture of me on a treadmill. My face may be slightly blurred to protect the innocent.

Haywoodjbl
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Haywoodjbl

Barney Frank is busy trying to tighten his bung….

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

I have concrete solution for the ACA. Burn it! Burn it in front of Obama, Holder, Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Bill Ayers, Cass Sunstein, George Soros, the heads of the MSM, and the heads of the unions as they sit, handcuffed, shackled and wearing orange jump suits.

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

Excuse me, but the original projection was seven million people, not 5.7 million. That is easily verified by video confirmation of Katherine Sebelius’ own words.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Oh, you mean just because she said something with certain words doesn’t mean she meant what you heard….sheesh…didn’t you hear the con man give the same excuse…er, example?

SurfinUSA
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SurfinUSA

After all, are you going to believe Sebelius, that paragon of honesty and integrity, or rely on your own lying ears?

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

She honestly believes we’re as stupid as she looks.
They just babble anymore, they don’t have to make a lick of sense or have an honest word spewing out of their mouths at this point. It’s really stunning how they’re getting away with everything.

SurfinUSA
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SurfinUSA

I don’t think she is getting away with anything. Democrats are running to the hills and even Chris Matthews conceded that the Dems will lose the Senate. Sebelius is still there because she is still a convenient fall person for Obama. Nobody is buying her b.s.

Democrats are so desperate they will try to mimic Ted Cruz by staying at the Senate all night to talk about non-existent “global warming.” They will try to do anything to distract us from the ObamaCare disaster. Good luck on that… won’t happen!

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

That stunt the dems pulled with their all nighter, was nothing more then a pandering effort to garner a lot of campaign money promised by a California billionaire.
His big issue is the global warming crapola.

stage9
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stage9

Can we “secretly” impeach him and pack all his stuff into a U-haul and move him out of the White House? No one has to know.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

I volunteer to pack. And I. HATE. PACKING. I will make a happy exception in this case. smile

sybilll
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sybilll

I’ve got some luggage I’m not using. Just sayin

SurfinUSA
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SurfinUSA

Better yet, just bring some new clothes for him to wear

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

I need not rejoice in that picture, God has asked me to do this…..
some requests are harder then others.

Travis Steed
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Travis Steed

this is all just a large downward spiral that will hit all of us hard.

Bill589
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Bill589

I haven’t quite lost hope yet.

Travis Steed
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Travis Steed

Me neither .I believe we can stand united again.

Dan Defoe
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Dan Defoe

Congress, do your job! Impeach and prosecute Obama. Take back your Congressional duties and responsibilities per the Constitution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Swamp Fox
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Swamp Fox

And the Repubicans in Congress say….
(crickets)

Chester Simms
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Chester Simms

I have the answer: “Crush the Tea Party! Crush the Tea Party!”

colliemum
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colliemum

I hope all those who have been affected, from the start, by this ‘individual mandate’, get together a class action suit against the POS and his government.

A law which retrospectively exempts people from something which has already been applied to others cannot stand.

Get Mark Levin on the case!

notsofastthere
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notsofastthere

What’s that about the law being applied equally? Everyone has been affected and not a damned thing done about it.
Repub leadership is complicit and almost as dangerous.

olddog
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olddog

Then he needs to tell the FREAKING IRS..They want proof of Health Ins….THIS JUNK IS A (D)ISASTER..PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iidvbii
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iidvbii

Why if this “Law” of his is so wonderful does he have to postpone so much of it past his term in office? Would be nice if some enterprising member of the press would ask this most obvious of questions. The good news is that regardless of who wins the next presidential election (assuming there is one) no one is going to want to start their term by taking the brunt of Barry’s screw up. SO would seem we are now done with this “mandate”.

factsobill
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This sounds too good to be true. Something about this doesn’t pass the smell test! Barry doesn’t do anyone “favors”, other than his own inner circle! Anything that spills over in the process of cronyism is simply collatteral prosperity by accident! This new over-stepping of the will of the people will not help his bringing us here in the first place! More Hogwash, please!

Gary Dickson
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Gary Dickson

Barry! Dude! You did it again! That’s golden!

Like in he who owns the gold makes the rules.

In this case he steals it. Legally, so to speak.

klaffner
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klaffner

I think that with this revelation, ObamaCare is now completely repealed.

mikeinidaho
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mikeinidaho

That sound you here is the Demunist Party slowly starting to swirl down the crapper as all of Obama’s communist plans start to come apart at the seams. Now all we have to do is let them and the RINOs’ continue to commit political suicide.

dhebler
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dhebler

The trouble with democrats is they “lie”…….
The trouble with democrats is they live the “lie”……

This type of tyrannical government is what brought our founding fathers together to sign the “Declaration of Independence”… and the only way a government can be of service to our national prosperity is to keep its hands off of our liberties.

A nation that sits idly by, is a nation gone under (Reagan)…..

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Seems America has come full circle. She once rebelled against tyranny, now a majority has embraced it. sad
Very sad.
The thing the founding fathers had going for them is that the democrat party had not been formed and they weren’t able to buy any votes with promises of freebies.

dhebler
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dhebler

A nation out of work is a nation that sits on its hands, and does nothing! Under Obama’s watch the tipping scale of real unemployment is approaching 21%….

Obamacare is the destroyer of our workforce, our liberties and our freedoms to choose.

I sincerely hope that America decides; enough is enough at the next elections!

anotherworriedmom
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anotherworriedmom

Almost. We live the lie. Democrats exempt themselves from it.

doriangrey11
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doriangrey11

Obama does thing’s in secret, Hillary has her owns NSA… Anyone sense a pattern here?

Hillary Clinton; Queen of the NSA…

lawngren
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lawngren

Useful link. Thank you.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Added to favorites for the time when I hear how awesome a hillery presidency would be.
She is really a vile human being. Her conscience is so seared, it’s a wonder the smell of sulfa and smoke doesn’t fill any room she inhabits.

lawngren
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lawngren

I’ll help unmask it. I just sent this to all my contacts. Pass it on, everybody.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Amen!

higgy01
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higgy01

That is the 38th illegal, unconstitutional change Barry has made to his fiasco? When, if ever, will congress finally exercise their Constitutional rights and impeach the imposter in the WH.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Agreed!

steprock
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steprock

Yes, but if they haven’t by now, they have no intention of ever doing so. He’s too “historic” to touch.

And, yes, that’s a real secret racial code word. He’s hiding behind his race for cover and the whole stupid system is enabling this.

LIBERTYUSA
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LIBERTYUSA

…okay , now that DEAR LEADER has been outed as a full fledged DICTATOR who ignores the Constitution of the United States and it’s Laws.
Can’ WE THE PEOPLE …’ excercise our LAWLESSNESS and string up the lawless COMMMANDER IN CHIEF ? Just asking .”

lawngren
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lawngren

Tie a sack over his head and throw him in a cage with moochelle. Deny her coffee for 48 hours first. That ought to do it.

Stormy Weathers
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Stormy Weathers

He’s, of course, helped out the unions, again.

kateorjane
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kateorjane

What part of the ACA is left?

lawngren
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lawngren

The part that says, “After the 2016 elections, we’re going to taxfine** you out of the last shreds of freedom you still have.”

**Whether it’s a tax or a fine depends on where it’s being disputed. obamacare is “chameleon legislation”.

steprock
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steprock

He himself is a chameleon, so…Yeah it kinda follows

lawngren
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lawngren
Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

LOL, my thoughts too!

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

The title?

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

And the harm it’s caused and causing.

Gary Dickson
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Gary Dickson

The paper it’s written on.

That’s all it was worth in the first place.

stevemcfadden
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stevemcfadden

We the people really are losing our freedoms: One portal at a time we are being ushered in and through as the doors are being sealed behind us. Socialism creep, one incremental step at a time. It’s right before our eyes now (naked socialism) and we are accepting this process! It does remind me of the frog in the pot of slow boiling water (the frog knew it should make a move but it didn’t). What will it be like in America in 3 years?

steprock
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steprock

What do we people do without leadership? That’s why we the people started representative government in the first place.

stevemcfadden
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stevemcfadden

Good point about leadership! one of the founders said, “we have freedom but it is fragile”. We are the adults in the room and it is on us.

misterlogic0013
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misterlogic0013

When will somebody call him out, challenge his administration? Is he violating written law or not. ?? Is this possible with a tax, is it a tax? Don’t think so .. Cant be. Then what? way out of control, kangaroo country ? Not complicated, not America, where’s anyone ??

lawngren
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lawngren

The law doesn’t matter when most of both Houses of Congress are cooperative or submissive. The end of checks and balances has arrived.

Wigglesworth
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Wigglesworth

Obama is also cooking the books on deportations which I already knew, but now they admitted it.

MontyRay
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MontyRay

This is soft tyranny. However, it begs the question:

With whom would we be more angry? Our permissive, flaccid Congress, or the Administration?

I personally believe that the GOP elite have no desire to repeal the ACA. They have a desire to tweak it and rebrand it. They are just as interested in control as the opposing party. We, the people, are no longer represented. Thus, we are in a soft tyranny. However, it does us no good to look only to the man at the helm.

lawngren
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lawngren

I agree completely with your analysis of the gop’s intentions. We need to throw almost every one of them out of office.

MontyRay
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MontyRay
Dramamama
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Dramamama

Why should he care? He breaks laws daily and NO ONE seems to notice! Nothing has ever happened to him or his minions when they break the law!

halfacarafe
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halfacarafe

We are still a nation of laws, we just have to check with Obama each day to see which ones apply.

Joe Elector
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Joe Elector

It may be a Bonus that it’s a Secret. The punters aren’t buying it anyway, not knowing the difference between $95.00 and 1% of income.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

I’m having a hard time getting excited about this. We knew what Obama was: a liar and a monster. When he was reelected (fraudulently?) in 2012, we all had that sinking feeling that we were screwed… and we are. Look at how much more lawless this tyrant has become with his new ‘flexibility’. So, while this is evil and completely illegal, and it’s been done because of all the horror stories and their negative impact on Demoncrap chances in the coming elections, it’s not surprising or unexpected. Even the damned, criminal MSM ignoring it (as abhorrent as that is) isn’t unusual to me – BAU for those dirtbag, rag, butt-kissing, biased, illegitimate, networks. What I want to see is what the Republicans are going to do about it. Yes, they are cowards… yes, it’s an election year and they don’t want to make waves… but if they remain mum (which… Read more »

MJS
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MJS

Exactly. I will defy his tax laws and his fees and his healthcare law and defend my family with force if so required.

spin43
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spin43

March sadness! So many Americans concerned with ball games and have no idea we are having our Constitution destroyed by a dictator. In Kentucky, if the people were given a choice between our Constitution and college basketball, guess which one would be chosen. We are a financially and morally corrupt nation. Obama is actually building his own lawless country within the USA.

Locks
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Locks

All right, NOW can the Impeachment begin?

Barack Hugo Chavez Obama is becoming a dictator.

lawngren
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lawngren

Is. Not becoming. Small chance of impeachment, given that the rino party is too busy trying to crush the Tea Party.

crakpot
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crakpot

Lax standards mean they will force the regulations on us but not their people. After all, who’s deciding?

kong1967
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kong1967

If I had a piece of paper for every time this man should be impeached, I would have a stack 6 feet tall. It’s unbelievable how lawless he is.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

The original 5.7 million projected? I thought it was 7 million. Thats what the administration said in the beginning.

kong1967
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kong1967

The number they are using is completely bogus anyway. Only 10% of the people signing up are from the group they made the law for because they couldn’t afford coverage. I might have heard another number up to 25%, but I didn’t hear it all. The rest are people that already had insurance and Obamacare forced them off of it.

It’s a freaking scam. Man, I hate Democrats. They make people in prison look like amateurs.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

This country has become one huge scam. Scammed here, scammed there, scammed everywhere. Makes me sick. I won’t even talk to an Obama supporter anymore. I can’t without thinking how much I would love to throw them down and elevator shaft. smile

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol, I agree.

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

“It’s a freaking scam. Man, I hate Democrats. They make people in prison look like amateurs.” Those in prison are simply democrats in training, so yes they are amateurs, had they been professionals bobo would have them in his regime…

kong1967
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kong1967

Hah! Democrats in training. Good one.

imatellau
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imatellau

The lawless man in chief once again usurping the written law, mighty fine dic tator in the WH.
Just repeal the slave document known as ACA.

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