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    There are some bad news in this report by Gary Bauer

    From: Gary L. Bauer


    U.S./Israel Dodge A Bullet

    We dodged a bullet over the weekend. An attempt by the Obama Administration to broker an agreement with Iran that would have eased economic sanctions while allowing Iran to go forward toward an eventual nuclear weapon hit a road block at the last minute.

    The Obama White House was hoping to make a big announcement, no doubt hoping in the process to shove Obamacare off the front pages. Instead Secretary of State Kerry had to head back to the United States to face a Congress increasingly angry that Obama is selling out Israel and other U.S. allies.

    How bad was the draft deal? So bad that it was left to the French foreign minister to call the possible agreement a "con job" and a "fool's game." An angry Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu also publicly lambasted Obama's proposed sellout.

    The deal Obama/Kerry wanted -- and still want -- would put Israel's back to the wall and virtually guarantee a major war in the Middle East. Obama and Kerry deny this, of course, but we already know that they eased sanctions on Iran months ago to grease the skids and have lied repeatedly about their intentions.

    Reaction in Washington to Obama's appeasement crossed party lines. There was criticism from liberal New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez to conservative Texas Senator Ted Cruz. In fact, many senators from both parties are calling for a strengthening of sanctions against Iran.

    But as I write this, U.S. negotiators are still in Geneva bargaining with their Iranian counterparts. Obama wants to claim the "peacemaker" mantle, drive his poll numbers back up and isolate Israel in the process. The danger of a disastrous deal remains high.


    Obamacare Misses Big

    When the Obamacare rollout crashed and burned in early October, President Obama and other top administration officials actually tried to blame it on the program's popularity. Obama claimed that so many people were trying to sign up that they crashed the system. But like so many of Obama's promises, it seems that explanation wasn't true.

    The Wall Street Journal reports that "private health plans have received enrollment data for 40,000 to 50,000 users of the federal marketplace." In addition, Reuters writes that "States with functioning exchanges have signed up 49,100 people…"

    At best, maybe 100,000 people have signed up for Obamacare. But the administration
    had predicted 500,000 people would sign up by the end of October.

    Moreover, the Washington Post notes that administration officials are still fudging the numbers by defining people as "enrollees" for merely having selected a plan, even if they have yet to actually pay for their policy.

    It seems that the American people just aren't that into Obamacare. Indeed, Gallup has polled uninsured Americans and found that
    only 22% of uninsured adults plan on getting health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges.

    So maybe 100,000 people have signed up for Obamacare, while
    3.5 million people have lost their current coverage because of Obamacare.


    More "Glitches"

    The Obama Administration will likely have to walk back those enrollment figures. It turns out that a glitch caused
    8,000 residents of Washington State to receive inflated figures for the tax credits they thought they would be getting to purchase health insurance. As a result, the policies they bought will cost them more. Some may decide that extra cost is too much and may cancel.

    Yesterday CBS News reported on a far more serious issue. Henry Chao, the chief project manager for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recently gave nine hours of testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Among his responsibilities was the site's security, and Chao approved Healthcare.gov's October 1st launch date.

    But for some reason Chao did not see a crucial memo warning that "the (security) threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless." Tony Trenkle, who wrote that memo, resigned last week.

    How severe are these risks? According to CBS News, "Chao testified security gaps could lead to identity theft, unauthorized access and misrouted data."


    Navigators Or Con Artists?

    Obamacare has more security risks than just a bad website. James O'Keefe, who famously exposed the corrupt practices of ACORN, has conducted an undercover investigation of Obamacare navigators in Texas. As you may recall, the so-called "navigators," paid for with your tax dollars, are supposed to help individuals sign up for Obamacare in person.

    O'Keefe
    filmed navigators telling people to file false tax information to get larger subsidies -- more of your money. He also found a connection between the navigators and a purely partisan effort to register more liberal voters in Texas.

    During her congressional testimony last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that there were no federal regulations requiring backgrounds checks for the Obamacare navigators. When asked whether these individuals, who are obtaining Social Security numbers and other personal financial information, could be convicted felons, Sebelius replied, "That is possible."

    From O'Keefe's undercover investigation, "possible" seems like an understatement.


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    Why are chunks of text missing?
    It is the way I received it sorry.

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    Makes it hard to read and harder to understand.
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    From: Gary L. Bauer

    BREAKING NEWS: The Obama Administration announced moments ago that 106,000 people have signed up for Obamacare. This figure is well below official predictions of 500,000 and also counts people who have not yet paid for their plan, meaning they could still back out.
    Only a quarter of those signing up were able to do so through the federal government's Healthcare.gov website. The administration also announced that nearly four times as many people -- 392,000 -- have signed up for Obamacare's expanded Medicaid coverage, guaranteeing an explosion of costs for that entitlement program.

    Obama Becomes Iran's Lobbyist

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    Los Angeles Times reports that the Obama White House is warning members of Congress to drop efforts to toughen sanctions on Iran. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that tougher sanctions put American on a "march to war."
    There is broad and growing bi-partisan support in Congress for stronger sanctions against Iran. The Obama Administration is now willing to smear those senators and representatives by accusing them of risking a war.
    Of course, the real risk to peace is an Iran with nuclear weapons. The road to war is being paved by American weakness, the abandonment of Israel and the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
    I can't remember the last time Obama accused Iran of leading the world on a "march to war." Why is this administration more comfortable confronting Republicans and Democrats than the mullahs in Tehran, who have vowed to wipe Israel off the map and who lead jihadists in chanting "Death to America"?

    No Easy Solutions On Obamacare

    As the negative headlines about Obamacare continue to pile up, all sides are scrambling to respond. The big news today is that
    more than one million people in California have lost their health coverage as a result of Obamacare. However, in the desperate search for answers, everyone is finding that there are no easy solutions to clean up this mess. Consider these points:
    Obama is under pressure to address the concerns of millions of people who, in spite of his repeated assurances, have not been able to keep policies and doctors they liked and had. But it is virtually impossible for Obama to reverse this without dealing a deathblow to his signature initiative.
    The cancellation of millions of individual policies is not an unintended side effect of Obamacare.
    It was meant to happen. Some Democrats now admit they knew it would happen.
    For Obamacare to work, the administration had to force entrepreneurs and the self-employed out of relatively inexpensive policies and into more expensive policies in order to provide the money to pay for the massive expansion of Medicaid and to provide generous taxpayer-funded subsidies for millions of other people. Any changes at this stage would massively decrease the revenue coming into Obamacare.
    Some Democrats, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, are supporting legislation that will allow people to keep the policies they have lost. That is likely a false hope.
    Insurance companies are regulated by the states. They have spent the last couple of years preparing for Obamacare and its myriad of mandates. Based on the law and its evolving regulations, the insurance companies filed new policies with state regulators to replace the policies that were deemed "substandard" by Obamacare. State regulators approved those policies and their new higher premiums. It would take a year or more to reverse all that.


    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is sponsoring legislation that attempts to stop the next phase of this disaster -- tens of millions of people in
    employer-sponsored group policies losing their coverage -- while there is still time. That avalanche has not hit yet, but it will.

    While millions of people receiving cancellation notices drives headlines, this is only one of the problems with Obamacare. Several news outlets are reporting today that Healthcare.gov will not be ready by the new November 30th deadline. As we reported yesterday, navigator fraud appears to be widespread. The income verification process to determine eligibility for Obamacare's tax subsidies is not ready. And the website's security continues to be highly suspect -- and the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill today.

    Fix It Or Fight It?

    Many of you are suggesting that congressional conservatives should not try to fix Obamacare. In messages I receive, folks argue that they should just let these horrible consequences play out and let Obama suffer the consequences.
    I understand the sentiment. But doing nothing would be a disaster.
    Conservatives are not bailing out Obama or trying to fix Obamacare. Real people are being hurt. For conservative members of Congress to do nothing just to spite Obama means letting millions of people suffer, and they would be complicit.
    I also periodically get questions asking why members of Congress aren't filing more lawsuits against this administration. They are, but the process is slow. This week
    40 members of the House, led by my friend Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, filed an amicus brief in a case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals questioning the constitutionality of Obamacare.
    The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare as a tax. The Constitution requires that tax bills originate in the House of Representatives. But the law that became Obamacare began in the Senate. Stay tuned.

    Obamacare Taking A Toll On Obama

    Yet another poll finds Obama's approval rating falling to a record low, dragged down by the Obamacare debacle. According to the latest Quinnipiac survey of registered voters, just 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent disapprove. On Obamacare, the numbers were virtually identical: 39% support it, while 55% oppose it.
    Here are some other findings:
    52% believe that Obama is not honest and trustworthy; 44% believe he is. It's really bad when Bill Clinton is chastising you for not being honest.
    By a 10-point margin (53% to 43%) voters say the Obama Administration "has not been competent running the government."
    A majority of voters (51%) said Obama is not paying enough attention to his job, while 43% believe he is.
    And when asked whether they would vote for a Republican or Democrat for Congress, the parties tied at 39% each. Last month, the Quinnipiac poll found Democrats up by nine points.

    Promoting Promiscuity

    Of all the damage that the left is doing to our foreign policy, the economy and trust in government, none is more pernicious and has more lasting effects than the assault on our values. In Obama's five years, he has championed abortion, forced religious institutions and Christian business owners to pay for procedures that violate their religious beliefs, asked God's blessings on the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and been tireless in promoting same-sex marriage.
    Now get this: Left-wing groups are trying to sell Obamacare to young people with ads encouraging immoral and irresponsible behavior. Some ads have shown young men in binge drinking activities. Now there is an ad clearly promoting promiscuity and one night stands.
    In the ad, a young woman is depicted as anxious to go all the way with a handsome young man. The caption reads, "Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control."
    See the ads here.
    As Rush Limbaugh said on his show today, the ad is suggesting that, thanks to Obamacare, if you like your promiscuous lifestyle you can keep it.


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