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Obama and Democratic Party knew they would terminate 7 to 11 million individual health plans

obamacare cost up 65%Yes, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party knew that nearly 11 million people (this number might be low) would lose health insurance over their new Healthcare law (aka Obamacare or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).)

President Obama knew the coverage would be dropped because the regulations in Obamacare are his own as detailed below by this excerpt from an NBC News article and the NBC News (VIDEO) repeats at minutes 1:55 below:

“Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.””

“That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.”

The article then gives two examples where Obama still promised coverage in 2009 and 2012 even though he knew it would be terminated:

“Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.””

and more

“Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent.  And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.””

Democratic Party, House minority leader, Steny Hoyer admitted they knew people would be dropped but, persisted in defending their false statements:

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.”

and

“I don’t think the message was wrong.  I think the message was accurate…”

Next November 2014 we will discover if the Democratic Party can pull off their grand deception:  gaining seats in Congress by hailing the Healthcare law.  Will the people of the United States punish the Democratic Party for lying to them about the Healthcare law that costs the people too much, doesn’t work and cannot be fixed?

Will the people who are members of the Democratic Party recoil at the lies of their Democratic politicians and refuse to vote for them or leave their party?

The people may have a chance to show President Obama and the Democratic Party their shock toward such a bad government program next Tuesday November 5th.   This chance is the rejection of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe;  A big supporter of the failed Healthcare law.  The Republican candidate, Ken Cuccinelli filed the first lawsuit challenging the Healthcare law.

As one of the Democratic Party’s Healthcare law supporters, McAuliffe finally is proven to be a manipulator of the people.  While Cuccinelli is proven to be the people’s defender.

Maybe the people of Virginia will show us the way by rejecting a deceptive false-leader like McAuliffe and rewarding a true leader like Cuccinelli.

CBS Evening News report says the Healthcare law’s pricing is ‘incredibly misleading’ (Video)

The Healthcare law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Obamacare) that forces all Americans to buy a product (healthcare insurance) is now proven to give out false prices to mask its excessive expense through its website http://www.Healthcare.gov

A report from CBS Evening News is one of many that demonstrates how the false prices are given by Healthcare.gov and what the high prices of this so-called “affordable government healthcare” really are.  A healthcare law that the Democratic Party alone forced on America, promising it would be affordable and even cheaper than before.

Below is a graphic of a false price ($394) given by Healthcare.gov on a healthcare insurance plan for a person in Charlotte, NC.  This graphic is followed by a graphic that is the actual and true cost of the healthcare plan for the same person (Graphics are from CBS Evening News):

Healthcare.gov false

Below is the true price ($634 or 61% higher) of the healthcare plan for the same person from Charlotte, NC:

Healthcare.gov true

So, the false plan costs $394 per month or $4,728 per year.  The true plan under the Healthcare law costs $634 per month or $7,608 per year.  That is $240 more per month and $2,880 more per year.

Why are the prices wrong? 

Because Healthcare.gov deliberately excludes the age of the person.  This means that the Democratic Party and its Healthcare law and the law’s method of communication (Healthcare.gov)  are deliberately misleading Americans about the true cost of a product that they must buy or be fined by the government.  The government is under the control of the Democratic Party.

Why would the Democratic Party mislead Americans about the new excessive costs of health insurance?

Because Democratic Party politicians alone forced higher prices for health insurance on the people and forced them to buy it by law.  These Democrat politicians know that many of their peers will lose reelection unless they try now to mislead and distract the people about the excessive cost of healthcare and their lead role in it.

To get right to the story, start at 0:43 seconds of the video below to see how CBS reports on the ‘incredibly misleading’ pricing on Healthcare.gov:

Catholic Sisters file suit for being forced to break their vows under Healthcare law (video)

Sr. Mary Bernard LSPThe Healthcare law (PPACA, aka Obamacare) has many victims.  One of the law’s mandates, known as the “HHS Mandate” requires the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs for its employees.  A law that forces Catholic sisters to break their vows to Jesus Christ is a bad law.  A law that must be repealed.  Until the time for repeal arrives politically, the sisters will have to fight by filing suit to save their ability, ” …to live for Him (Jesus) and for Him and the elderly.  That’s our life,” says Sister Mary Bernard in the video below.  Sister Mary Bernard (pictured above) also weeps as she describes how the Sisters’ see Christ in the elderly and bring Christ to them through themselves when elderly in their care pass away, “…and when they finally find the hand of God…  You know they’re there…  It’s a happy moment…  I’m crying.”

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The Democratic Party and President Barack Obama consider the Healthcare law to be their signature achievement.  An achievement that separates Jesus Christ from those who are vowed to Him is no achievement.

Watch the emotional video below from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty about the Little Sisters plight.  After watching the video, read the Becket Fund’s press release from September 24, 2013 about the Sisters’ class-action lawsuit.

Video:

Press Release and its link:

Little Sisters of the Poor seek protection from IRS fines for following their vows

For Immediate Release:  September 24, 2013
Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224

Washington, D.C.,  — Today, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of Sisters dedicated to caring for the elderly poor (see video).  Without relief, the Little Sisters face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the government’s mandate that they give their employees free access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.  The Little Sisters are joined by their religious health benefits providers, Christian Brothers Services and Christian Brothers Employee Benefits Trust, and a class of other religious organizations facing similar fines, in the first class action lawsuit against the Mandate.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international Roman Catholic Congregation of women Religious founded in 1839 by St. Jeanne Jugan.  They operate homes in 31 countries, where they provide loving care for over 13,000 needy elderly persons.  Thirty of these homes are located in the United States.

“Like all of the Little Sisters, I have vowed to God and the Roman Catholic Church that I will treat all life as valuable, and I have dedicated my life to that work,” explained Sister Loraine Marie, Superior for one of the three U.S. provinces in the Congregation.  “We cannot violate our vows by participating in the government’s program to provide access to abortion inducing drugs.”

Little Sisters of the Poor

Although the Little Sisters’ homes perform a religious ministry of caring for the elderly poor, they do not fall within the government’s narrow exemption for “religious employers.”  Accordingly, beginning on January 1, the Little Sisters will face IRS fines unless they violate their religion by hiring an insurer to provide their employees with contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

“The Sisters should obviously be exempted as ‘religious employers,’ but the government has refused to expand its definition,” said Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and lead counsel for the Little Sisters.   “These women just want to take care of the elderly poor without being forced to violate the faith that animates their work.  The money they collect should be used to care for the poor like it always has—and not to pay the IRS.”

The lawsuit is the first of its kind both because it is a class-action suit that will represent hundreds of Catholic non-profit ministries with similar beliefs and because it is the first on behalf of benefits providers who cannot comply with the Mandate.

The lawsuit was filed in federal District Court in Denver.  There are now 73 lawsuits challenging the mandate.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 18 years its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law.  They recently won a 9-0 Supreme Court victory in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”

For more information, or to arrange an interview with one of the attorneys, please contact Emily Hardman, Communications Director, at ehardman@becketfund.org or call 202.349.7224.

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Additional Information:

Becket Fund

Please share the Sisters’ story.  Forward it to everyone you know.  Though the Democratic Party and its politicians knew that their Healthcare law would violate the vows of religious persons like the Little Sisters of the Poor, surely individual Catholics who identify as Democrats did not want such effects on their religious sisters, nor would they want such a bad law.  Surely, these Catholics never believed their religious sisters would have to choose between obedience to God and obedience to government run by the Democratic Party.

Pray that the sisters will be free to live the Evangelical Counsels of voluntary poverty, chastity and obedience.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

Website for the Little Sisters of the Poor:

http://littlesistersofthepoor.org/

Elbert Guillory, a Catholic and Black Louisiana Senator leaves the Democratic Party “Free at Last”

Lay Catholic LogoA Catholic who is black has left the Democratic Party in Louisiana.  He is Senator Elbert Guillory of Opelousas, Louisiana.  See his biography at www.elbertguillory.com

At his website you will see that his Catholic biography includes membership in the following:

  1. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church
  2. Knights of Peter Claver
  3. Knights of Columbus
  4. Order of H. C.
  5. Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Please watch his eloquent presentation in the video below and the text of the video beneath it:

Below is the text of Senator Guillory’s video presentation:

“Hello, my name is Elbert Lee Guillory, and I’m the senator for the twenty-fourth district right here in beautiful Louisiana. Recently I made what many are referring to as a ‘bold decision’ to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.

You see, in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.

Frederick Douglass called Republicans the ‘Party of freedom and progress,’ and the first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was the Republicans in Congress who authored the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.

The Democrats on the other hand were the Party of Jim Crow. It was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.

You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing — control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty, they were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control black the black community.

The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. Our communities are just as poor as they’ve always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers. Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.

Sometimes I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliché.

The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children’s education — not some government bureaucrat.

But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican.

So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”

Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to breath into Mr. Guillory and that he will have the strength to withstand any new sufferings that come his way.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

Catholic Nun Bears False Witness Against Catholic Bishops at Democratic National Convention (Video)

Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK (A national social justice lobby) and “Nuns on the Bus” fame spoke at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In an effort to deceive Catholic voters, Sister Campbell opened her speech with the lie, that the Catholic Bishops stated the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test.

She falsely said:

“Paul Ryan claims his budget reflects the principles of our shared Catholic faith. But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test, because it would harm families living in poverty.”

The problem is that the Catholic Bishops (Bishops’ Conference or United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)) never stated this.

What is the proof that Sister Simone Campbell’s statement is untrue?

The proof is she took a similar statement made by a committee inside the USCCB named the “Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development” and said it was from the Catholic Bishops (USCCB.)  More importantly, the Catholic Church purposefully denies committees inside Bishops’ Conferences authority as stated in the Catholic Code of Canon Law’s chapter on Bishops’ Conferences, Canon 447-459.  This Canon was clarified and updated in Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter issued “motu propio” known as Apostolos Suos (On the Theological and Juridical Nature of Bishops’ Conferences.)  See Pope John Paul II’s Apostolos Suos paragraph 23:

Smaller bodies —the permanent council, a commission or other offices—do not have the authority to carry out acts of authentic magisterium either in their own name or in the name of the Conference, and not even as a task assigned to them by the Conference.”

Sister Campbell (click for biography) made up her own Catholic doctrine and created her own magisterium on this matter.  Also, as the Executive Director of NETWORK, her organization has a connection (click) with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) who have been found to practice doctrinal dissent by Pope Benedict XVI and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (click.)  Sister Campbell’s false witness was being repeated previously by several entities.  Click on this story to see where:  Catholic Bishops Did Not Condemn the Ryan Budget:  See Canon Law and John Paul II Letter (this article shows the Ryan budget to pass the moral test.)

See Sister Campbell’s Democratic National Convention speech in the video below.  She makes her false statement in the first minute.  You’ll also notice that she says “we agree with our Bishops,” even though there was nothing to agree on in this matter.  You need to know that she didn’t agree with the Bishops on defending our Religious liberty from the Obama HHS mandate:

The above video has already been disabled on Sister Campbell’s NETWORK website.  Now you can watch the video of her speech at Lay Catholics’ C-Span Video Library account here:  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO of Sister Simone Campbell’s speech at the Democratic National Convention

Additionally, NETWORK published this graphic after her DNC speech which includes the untrue remark below:

As Catholic defenders of the faith, we must all get this story out far and wide.  We cannot let this falsehood damage the Catholic Church or our Bishops.  We cannot allow it to manipulate our Catholic brothers and sisters into voting against a true Catholic conscience based on a falsehood.  It is Sister Simone Campbell who has failed a basic moral test.  Pray that she abandons this false witness.  If you have the opportunity, let her know of her error.  This is a good time to practice the first three Spiritual Works of Mercy with Sr. Campbell.  Hopefully, we will be able to put into practice the fifth spiritual work of mercy toward her soon.  In the meantime, find comfort in what the truth is about this matter, bear the wrong patiently and pray.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

Cock Crows at Democratic Party Convention and Platform Now Says Government is Over God (Video)

Barack Obama and the Democratic Party removed God from their platform before the Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  However, the word got out and a backlash was building.  The party decided to put mention of God back into the platform.  It would need to happen on the floor of the convention with a two thirds (2/3) voice vote on Wednesday September 6th.

The convention chairman, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles called for the approval three times and each time 50% of the voice vote was no.  Mayor Villaraigosa appeared uncomfortable with affirming what his party did not want affirmed.  See the video proof below:

Below is the language that was added back into the Democratic party platform.  As you can read, it is a contradictory proposition to Christianity because it states that government gives the chance for God-given potential.  This is wrong because government didn’t create you, God created you and thus gave you potential.  Government was created by man.  See DNC language below:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.” – DNC Platform 2012, Amendment 1, page 32

Half of the Democratic party denies our Creator.  What must the other half be thinking of this denial?  What must America be thinking of this denial?  The suspicion of many has been affirmed.

The cock has crowed.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

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See the related passages below from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible:

Matthew 26:31-35 (Jesus says Peter will deny him three times):

[31] Then Jesus said to them: All you shall be scandalized in me this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed. [32] But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. [33] And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized. [34] Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, that in this night before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. [35] Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples.

Matthew 26:57-68 (Jesus taken before the Sanhedrin):

[57] But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled. [58] And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest. And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. [59] And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death: [60]And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:  [61] And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. [62] And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee? [63] But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God. [64] Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. [65] Then the high priests rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy:  [66] What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death. [67] Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him: and others struck his face with the palms of their hands, [68] Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck thee?

Matthew 26:69-75 (Peter denies Jesus three times and the cock crows):

[69] But Peter sat without in the court: and there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. [70] But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.  [71] And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. [72] And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. [73] And after a little while they came that stood by, and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover thee. [74] Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew. [75] And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.