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Catholic group’s TV ad proves Louisiana Senator Landrieu must lose job for still supporting ObamaCare

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Catholics for America has produced a 30 second TV spot titled;

Mary Landrieu’s ObamaCare Mistake Hurts Catholics and Louisianans.

The ad factually states how Mary Landrieu voted for ObamaCare and that it took away health plans, that she voted to block a resolution that she knew would have let you keep your health plan if you liked it and then features an audio clip of Landrieu affirming her support of ObamaCare even after all of these things became widely known.  The ad wraps up with a request to call Mary Landrieu and ask her to change her position on ObamaCare.

Though the ad’s intent is to engage people to get Senator Landrieu to change her position on ObamaCare, it proves how damaging Landrieu’s continued support of this bad law has been to millions in the United States.  She certainly should lose her seat in the U.S. Senate for deliberately hurting so many people with this law.

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Below are three screen shots of the TV ad.  The Video is at the bottom.

1.  HER VOTE TOOK AWAY HEALTH PLANS

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2.  SHE BLOCKS A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD HAVE LET YOU KEEP YOUR HEALTH PLAN IF YOU LIKED IT

LANDRIEU BLOCKS RESOLUTION

 

 

 

3.  AFTER MILLIONS OF PLANS ARE CANCELED LANDRIEU SAYS SHE WILL SUPPORT OBAMACARE AGAIN

LANDRIEU - YES I WOULD SUPPORT IT AGAIN

 

 

 

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Please get it out there.  There are not any Catholic specific TV ads out there that we know of right now.  It is our chance to defend the Faith.

Virginia Catholics: Terry McAuliffe supports the ‘Healthcare law’ that won’t let you keep your health plan as promised

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Terry McAuliffe said the following in support of the Healthcare law that won’t let you keep your health insurance plan as promised. He thinks you are better off:

“President Obama went in, dealt with healthcare… I happen to have been a big supporter of the public option… We are better off today than we were before.”

See the minutes 2:45 of this video where he makes his statements in favor of the Healthcare law that not only won’t let you keep the insurance plan you were promised by the Democratic Party, it forces Catholics to choose between violating our conscience by paying for someone else’s contraception, sterilization and abortifacients or paying fines for non-compliance.

Contraception mandate STRUCK DOWN by U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

A huge victory for religious freedom and conscience today! The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of Francis Gilardi’s challenge to the HHS on the Healthcare law’s contraception mandate.

See an excerpt from the ruling below:

Gilardi vs. HHS ruling

You can read the entire ruling at this link HERE.  I recommend starting at page 4.

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

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

Video: Obama ‘guaranteed’ everyone can keep their insurance in a video by his staff on WhiteHouse.gov

Linda Douglass Obamacare GUARANTEE 2 blogThe video below busts President Obama for lying about Americans keeping their health plan if they like it.  This video isn’t just on any website.  It’s in a blog post on www.WhiteHouse.gov right here and both the video and the post are damning!

Notice the last lines of the screen shot above from the blog post:

“For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them.”

The video is presented by Linda Douglass, the Communications Director for the White House Office of Health Reform.  She starts off by talking about misinformation out there right now (on the internet) by giving an example that says Obama wants to eliminate private insurance.  She follows up by saying, “nothing could be farther from the truth.”  She also accuses people of (selectively editing) the president’s words with a computer to “make it sound like he’s saying something he really didn’t say.”

Finally, at minute 1:03 she confidently says, “..here’s a clip that they probably won’t show you.”

Oh, but we will show it to you.

See minutes 1:03 to 2:11 in the video below.  The White House uploaded this video to their Youtube site on August 3, 2009.

I can’t imagine this video or its blog post staying up much longer.  Make sure to watch it in its entirety and share this post with friends and family who have believed the president has been truthful about ‘everyone keeping their insurance plan if they like it.’

Just like the White House’s blog post headline reads, ‘facts are stubborn things.’

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

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

Obama ‘guaranteed’ everyone can keep their insurance on a strange WhiteHouse.gov (video)

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The following strange video busts President Obama for lying about Americans keeping their health plan if they like it.  This video isn’t just on any website.  It’s on www.WhiteHouse.gov!  It is presented by Linda Douglass, the Communications Director for the White House Office of Health Reform.

Linda Douglass starts off by talking about misinformation out there right now (on the internet) by giving an example that says Obama wants to eliminate private insurance.  She follows up by saying, “nothing could be farther from the truth.”  She also accuses people of (selectively editing) the president’s words with a computer to “make it sound like he’s saying something he really didn’t say.”

Finally, at minute 1:03 she confidently says, “..here’s a clip that they probably won’t show you.”

Oh, but we will show it to you.

See minutes 1:03 to 2:11 in the video below.

I can’t imagine this video staying up much longer.  Make sure to watch it in its entirety and share this post with friends and family who have believed the president has been truthful about ‘everyone keeping their insurance plan if they like it.’

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

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

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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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/

New Catholic Video; Catholic OB/GYN Says ObamaCare Will Impact Her Providing Care

Catholics for Ohio http://www.catholicsforohio.org has just published a new video.  It features an OB/GYN doctor who is Catholic.  She talks about her faith and her practice in a compelling way.

Here is some of her inspiring and strong dialogue from the video:

She talks about ObamaCare, its HHS mandate and abortion:

This HHS mandate, part of ObamaCare, is directly going to impact my ability to provide care for certain patients.  And there is really no point in the government trying to tell me how I shall practice.  Particularly, when it comes to religious convictions.  Each one of us draws a line and stays within our comfort zone and for me abortion is not going to be tolerated and I’m not going to provide those services.”

She continues about the so-called “War on Women”:

“When you come to talk about “War on Women” it implies that if you are a woman you must be pro-abortion.  My support of pro-life causes does not make me less of a woman.  And frankly I resent organizations and mandates telling me because I’m a woman I should be supportive of pro-choice and pro-abortion causes.  It’s not gonna happen.”

Watch the video below and share it with all Catholics and all people you know:

ObamaCare = HHS Mandate = Assault on Religious Freedom = Unconstitutional = Illegal Law Upheld by SCOTUS

As most of you know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) under the taxing authority of Congress.  The problem is that ObamaCare is still unconstitutional regardless of what the Supreme Court’s majority decided.  The final vote was 5-4

Why is ObamaCare illegal?  I will demonstrate this below by showing ObamaCare = HHS Mandate = Assault on Religious Freedom = Unconstitutional = Illegal Law Upheld by SCOTUS :

  1.  ObamaCare mandates that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty/tax.  However, individuals can only pay taxes on products they willing buy.  But, now SCOTUS says individuals can be taxed on a product they do not buy.  This reasoning by five justices (Roberts, Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor) is not reason but, inductive reasoning.  They cognitively induced language into the U.S. Constitution that no one else can see and simply does not exist.  Additionally, Obamacare allowed for new rules to be enforced at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.)
  2. The HHS mandate requiring religious institutions to pay for contraception, abortion and sterilizations of women and men (are against the religious institution’s beliefs and thus makes the institution an accessory to another’s sin) derives from ObamaCare.  Without ObamaCare, the HHS mandate is not born.
  3. The Assault on Religious Freedom from the HHS mandate’s requirements which force religious institutions to be an accessory to another’s sin, prohibits the free exercise of religion.  This violates Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution:                                                        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”                                                                                                Violating the free exercise of religion is equal to the HHS mandate, which is then equal to ObamaCare.
  4. When the free exercise of religion is violated by a mandate that comes from a law, then that law is Unconstitutional.  Therefore, ObamaCare is unconstitutional.
  5. When a law and a mandate are prohibited in a constitution (the rules,) the law and its mandate are Illegal Law.  Therefore, ObamaCare is an illegal law.

The fourjustices (Alito, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas) who found ObamaCare unconstitutional but, were out-voted are to be commended for their deductive reasoning skills and courage in holding to the truth.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.  O Lord, help us to love our enemies and to do good to those that hate us and to pray for those who persecute us and calumniate us.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.