What the Hell Is Going On Here? Really! – Outing the AHCA

What the Hell Is Going On Here? Really! –…

From: GemStatePatriot.com                      

America’s great icon of inspiration for the work ethic and winning, the late, great Vince Lombardi for whom the NFL Super Bowl Trophy is named is often remembered for the similar on field remark “What the hell is going on out here?”

A leader he was, a politician he was not. Leading to win in his world is about focusing on a plan, preparing physically and mentally, practicing and executing.

The art of a winning in politics has become chameleon like, trying to be what an opportunity for deals and money calls for, be damned with principles.

It hurts a great deal to see Paul Ryan’s GOP put itself intentionally in the position of owning the fact that they single-handedly are going to be responsible for directing America into the throes of the power elite at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and their comrades at the UN taking more control over our lives with what will most certainly become a single payer health care system just like Canada’s. Think VA medical care, because the federal government runs nothing well. Slow and crappy service with high progressive taxes to pay for it all will become our world. Really. Gone will be the competitiveness and incentives for innovation that has driven America to our many successes in healthcare and better health for our citizens.


“Republicans are not arguing for the free market anymore. They have sort of accepted the fact that the electorate sees health care as a commodity. It’s not like purchasing a steak or a car. It is something people now have a sense that government ought to guarantee. I would predict that in less than seven years, we will be in a single-payer system.” – Quoting Dr. Charles Krauthammer as a guest on Fox News who also happens to be a member of the CFRWhy is that not good? See: ‘Who the ‘Establishment’ Really Is’ – (A single payer system is all about government control from the CFR).

Worse yet, is having to acknowledge, like on too many other campaign issues our President, “The Donald,” seems to be backtracking and being maneuvered by influential “insiders,” and unfortunately by his own young daughter and impressive young son-in-law who still have too much New York “enlightened’ liberalism in their veins. Pray that President Trump will stay closest to Steve Bannon and become educated on the Constitution and the seriousness of its wisdom. He is the perfect man for these times, if he will stay on course like he campaigned for and not fall under the wrong influences, namely from those many belonging to the CFR. He should vet all his people for CFR membership.


True, the bill erases the tax penalties for not having insurance but then gives the same power to the insurance companies—to raise your premiums by 30 percent and shuffles much more with different looks and names.

Alex Newman in his article at TheNewAmerican.com ‘GOP House Keeps Much of ObamaCare in “Repeal and Replace” Bill’reports, “Despite virtually every Republican at the federal level running on a platform of repealing ObamaCare, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives just voted to retain the bulk of it under the guise of “repeal and replace.” Now, in addition to keeping in place a dizzying array of unconstitutional and destructive federal meddling in healthcare, Republicans have ensured that they will get the blame as costs continue to surge and care becomes increasingly difficult to access. Everyday Americans and constitutional governance, as usual, will be the main losers. Now the fight moves to the Senate, where analysts expect lawmakers to retain even more of ObamaCare.

“The bill does cut back some of the taxes imposed under ObamaCare. But despite deceptive coverage of the bill by much of the establishment media, which went along with the ruse that the AHCA repeals ObamaCare, the legislation actually keeps huge swaths of the unconstitutional statute in place. For instance, under the GOP version of ObamaCare, most of ObamaCare’s regulations, mandates, decrees, and meddling are kept firmly in place. It keeps subsidies for insurance, and penalties for not having it, but changes a few relatively minor elements. While the bill purports to “allow” states to “apply” for waivers from some mandates, the legislation simply requires that states create what critics slammed as “mini-ObamaCare” schemes at the state level to obtain the exemptions.

“Some principled grassroots organizations, though, opposed the scheme. The constitutionalist John Birch Society, which publishes this magazine and has chapters across America, has been urging its members to push for a full and complete repeal — and only a full repeal, such as the exact same repeal bill that was repeatedly sent to Obama when Republicans knew he would veto it. Instead of replacing the unconstitutional ObamaCare with something else, the organization called for the federal government to obey the Constitution and get out of healthcare completely, beginning with full repeal of ObamaCare. “We urge our members and supporters to contact their congressmen to let them know not to pass a repeal and replace bill, rather to pass a repeal-only bill,” reads a May 4 statement issued by JBS Vice President for Communications Bill Hahn.

“Other liberty-minded organizations, meanwhile, blasted the new bill for keeping in place huge swaths of ObamaCare, including many of the worst provisions responsible for soaring costs and reduced care. “The leadership calls this ‘repeal and replace, ‘ but it is actually ‘retain and renew’, ‘ explained Campaign for Liberty President Norm Singleton, whose organization urged members to contact Congress and ask that their representatives oppose the scheme. “Like the so-called ObamaCare replacement bill that was pulled from the floor last month, this new bill preserves most of ObamaCare’s regulations and mandates. It also retains the Republican version of the individual mandate that was a centerpiece of Ryan’s original legislation.”

See: “Here are the major changes to the GOP healthcare bill” by Bob Bryan at BusinessInsider.com

In Dr. Joel McDurmon‘s article ‘Trumped-Care: If At First You Don’t Fail, Try, Try Again’ in Gem State Patriot he cites another article from The Nation, “This is single-payer for dummies. In a single-payer system, the government picks up the health-care costs for the population, paid for through progressive taxation. The market power of having one insurance payer can work to lower overall health care costs, making the system sustainable. In TrumpCare’s single-payer for dummies, the fragmented private-insurance middleman remains intact. But taxpayer dollars still pick up the health-care costs for those who cannot afford it. Instead of acquiring market power, they just give those taxpayer dollars to the private middlemen, which tells the private middlemen they can charge whatever they want and always get paid.”

What has brought America along with its endless heralded successes has been our unbridled freedoms to compete and pursue our destinies following the direction of our incredible three documents: The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights as a nation of laws. Guarantees, subsidies, handouts and entitlements are socialistic and paying for them injures our very foundations of free enterprise. Government run, Single Payer Insurance, creating high progressive taxes is pure socialism. It dramatically injures free market capitalism; which when unabated always wins, but to do so it needs being free of budget killing socialistic programs. Although Socialism is utopia for dreamers (dummies) it has never succeeded in history and cannot because it’s redistribution of money drains our freedom to compete by killing the work ethic, de-incentivizing entrepreneurism and shackling our competitiveness.


Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the Supreme Court (1939-1962), said: “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.”

“Let us face reality. The framers (of the Constitution) have simply been too shrewd for us. They have outwitted us. They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges (or) tinkering. If we are to turn the founders upside down… we must directly confront the Constitutional structure they erected.” – James MacGregor Burns Council on Foreign Relations member 1984

This drive toward the Single Payer System for America’s health insurance is a very direct confrontation for that control. Government run anything is the path toward that very world of socialism that is begging for global governance run by un-elected, unaccountable, power elitists who know best about everything for everybody. We must be vigilant and not give too much trust to the political parties that are so full of themselves. Pesky special interests and hidden agendas continually replace those grand proclamations of great sounding platforms. All that counts is how elected officials vote with our Constitution which has been responsible for making America great.

Quoting former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe in their book ‘Give Us Liberty,’ “The miracle of the Constitution is the simple genius of limited government and its singular devotion to protecting individual liberty.

“…The Government should be concerned with protecting my liberty, not my liver.

“The founders designed a government that was to do only that which was both right and necessary; the rest was to be left up to the states and individuals. It is simply the best organizational chart for running a society ever created. However, this division of labor only works if people mind their own business. The problem is that politicians and bureaucrats often do not know their limitations and make it their business to mind yours.”

To which I add, it is our fault for not paying attention, letting them get away with it and not replacing them.


Americans must quit denying reality and seek real vetted truth in their news. I strongly suggest The New American.com for vetted truth that can be counted on. They publish six to twelve new articles a day on the hottest issues confronting America.

So seek verified news and study issues. Then study voting records at the Freedom Index in Washington D.C at The New American.com/freedom-index on how Congress votes with the U.S. Constitution. In Idaho check the Idaho Freedom Index at IdahoFreedomIndex.comwhich is an aggregation of the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s non-partisan analysis and rating of bills voted on by the Idaho Legislature during each legislative session. After studying these voting indices inform others and cull the vermin at the voting booth.

It pains me to acknowledge this, but the House passed the AHCA 247-243 and Raul Labrador was one of the 247. Had he and one other voted nay, there would have been a four-vote swing and passage would not have been “guaranteed.” Raul is such a great Congressman I want to forgive him on this one, but I’d sure like to know what the hell he was thinking.

Two further quotes to wrap this up:

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke