The Venezuelan Prison

Venezuela is in a massive prison.   They don’t have bars around their border.  There aren’t any police guarding them 24/7, but the people are stuck.  The people there have lost their rights.  They are under constant scrutiny by their own government.  The people are basically forced to work, or they do not eat.  They are forced to march during the day during work and chant in favor of their corrupt government.  The people have to register their thumbprints on scanners just to eat.  The government dictates what they get to eat and controls even what they buy.

Venezuela started out like most countries.  They had a working constitution just like the constitution in the U.S.  Venezuela has a large supply of oil that they sell to many countries in the world.  They had freedom of speech and had food in the supermarkets.  Today, just 15 years after Chavez started, they no longer have freedom.  Venezuela should be an oil-rich country with no want for food, however, that is not the case.

Most of the problems started when Chavez first came into office.  He was popular.  The people loved him and would get upset at anybody who thought otherwise.  He created a giant rift between the people politically.  Little by little, Chavez started taking away basic freedoms from the people.  The entire time he would tell them he was helping out the poor.  It was popular because people thought they were honestly helping the poor, but in reality, they were creating an entire country of the poor.  One major thing that Chavez did was he started taking properties from the rich people.  He redistributed the properties to the poor.  Many of the rich in the country did not like that for obvious reasons and left the country at that time.  The poor were happy and everything seemed to be going great.  The government started regulating shops to make sure they obeyed and voted for Chavez.  Some shop owners who voted against Chavez and had Capriles stickers on their windows were raided and the items were seized from the shelves.  Tight controls were placed on the small businesses.

A food voucher system was implemented that made sure everybody got an equal amount of money to shop for food.   Again, the poor loved the program.   They received free money and didn’t even have to work for it.   Second, the government paid all ex-convicts and pregnant teenagers a healthy sum of money as well.  The problem resulted in skyrocketing crime rates and teen pregnancies.  This practice only lasted one year as the country started really running out of money.  One program introduced recently was an abomination of a program. .  The government is forcing the people to all register with fingerprint scanners in an attempt to ration the food and they are cracking down on all suppliers so that the food can only be obtained if the government approves it.  Now the government tells you when you can purchase items and at what time.  It cuts down on the 4 hour lines they have to stand in, but now they only get a small portion of food.  15 years ago, they had all the food in the supermarkets you could handle.

The Venezuelan government took away the guns as well.  In 2010 a bill was passed to disarm the people.   The government blamed guns for the high crime rate they have there instead of their own failed policies.  Some people were once again caught in the awful lie that it would help them.  Now, the people not only don’t have guns, but the crime rate is still extremely high.    When the people tried to stop the dictatorship, all they could do was riot in the streets.  The government even supplied and paid for people on motorcycles and gave the people on motorcycles the guns to scare the people into submission.   The Venezuelan government bought tanks, guns, tear gas, and everything to shut the rioting down.  Their government was so prepared, they seemed to have all this planned since the beginning.

The people are oppressed heavily in Venezuela.  It seems like justice and peace are so far away right now.  If you speak out in Venezuela, you are made a target by the government.  If you write on Twitter, the government is targeting the people who say anything negative against their president, Maduro.

#PrayForVenezuela.  They still need it and will some day overcome and overthrow the powerful dictatorship.

The ACA, Obamacare, and High Premiums

Despite everything we try to get rid of Obamacare, the parasite continues to infest the U.S.  The Obamacare law didn’t pass with honest intentions, nor did it pass with agreement from both sides.  It passed with lies, fraud, and deceit.  How much longer do we have tolerate Obamacare before we decide it is a complete failure like it is?

Democrats  continue to believe that premiums have gone down with Obamacare and that Obamacare is working.   The truth is that prices are just now starting to go down after they skyrocketed.  Prices are just now going down because of competition and because people are losing their insurance.

Obamacare isn’t working because we’ve spent well over 4 Billion dollars on the program.    It hurt many people just to implement it.  People lost their jobs and many lost full time work because of Obamacare.  We hear excuses how Medicaid was even worse starting out as well.  The problem with that is Medicaid is still a huge drain on the population and is very problematic and Obamacare is expanding that problem.  It too being a socialized program is a big cost drain to every citizen and non-citizen in the U.S.

Medicaid gets worse every year and covers less.  Doctors don’t like Medicaid due to the small payments from the program and other problems associated with it.  Don’t be fooled by the Gallup polls showing insurance coverage has increased either.   Most of the newly insured have just been added to medicaid or they have lost their business coverage, which will put further drain on all of us.  Many people working for corporations are worried about their future because corporations are covering a lot less now due to Obamacare as well.  It hurts the middle class who have insurance and isn’t working.

Here’s what happened to me with my insurance and the problems I faced.   Like millions in similar situation as my own, I found that the price of insurance skyrocketed beyond anything imaginable.   My insurance was through a company called “Humana” and I was paying $359.05 before the ACA was forced on us all.  The price that Humana quoted me was $483.90 if I were to go through the exchanges.  The price was not accurate when I went to the ACA exchanges and searched for myself.      My total out of pocket expenses prior to the ACA was $5000.00 if the entire family had gotten sick or hurt.  I had decent coverage and insurance, especially for the price of $359.05 per month.  To this day I don’t know how Humana came to their numbers unless they were offering me a broken bronze plan for $483.90 a month.  (See below)


After looking around one day on the exchanges, this was the lowest priced insurance I could get.   Even having this plan would bankrupt me in the future.  (See below)


This was one of the worst plans I had seen in my life.  The price was set at $557.00 a month with a $12,700 dollar deductible!  That means that I would not receive any help by insurance until I had paid $12,700 out of my own pocket.  The other problem with it is it was 60/40 coverage making this insurance the worst financial decision I could make in my lifetime.

Looking further through the online plans on the exchange, I found another plan on the silver plans that got closer to my current plan, but still had really high out of pocket costs at $11,600 per year.  (See below)



Another thing to note is the deductible “per individual”.  That means no coverage for that individual until the deductible is met.  My old plan was at $5000.00 total out of pocket expenses but would cover things before the deductible was reached as well.  I would have to continue shopping for a higher priced plan to match what I currently had.    In order to get a plan that would match what I had, I would have to pay around $750.00 – $800.00.  That’s just shy of another house payment where I live.

The U.S. needs to wake up and stop trying out socialist programs such as these.  We don’t need these crazy programs to be like all the other countries.  Instead, doing the right thing would be to open up the competition and truly make it work.    We’re hurting everybody in the name of “compassion”, which is phony compassion at best.  Obamacare is headed to the disaster program known as single payer which is a government ran health care system.  It’s the equivalent of putting the entire U.S. on medicaid and then trying to say it’s still good health care.   It’s a program that will erode our freedoms and will make our once good insurance into a government owned disaster.   Most of us liked our insurance we’re still frustrated about the changes we’ve all had to make to accommodate  these poorly written laws.  Many of us want the ability to opt out or see the plan removed.   Why not open up the free market so we can buy a custom health plan to fit our needs instead of having it unnecessarily regulated by the government?   That’s the way I would solve this problem as well as removing health care from being connected to businesses to promote healthy competition.

As a reminder, here are some of the biggest lies we were told to pass this law:

  • “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ” – Lie
  • “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” – Lie
  • “Obamacare will cut the cost of your health care” – Lie

You can see more lies about Obamacare here.  If a business lied like the government did, they’d be sued to oblivion.  Time for real change and that is full repeal.


How to Fix the Economy

Stop focusing on Walmart, Apple, and Microsoft and start focusing on the companies that really need it.   80% of the companies that provide jobs are small businesses in the U.S.  The key to jumpstarting the economy is by getting money into the hands of small businesses.  The way to do that is through serious tax reform.  Small businesses can pay up to a full month of wages or more in taxes.  There are many small businesses that are dying because of this fact.  America doesn’t need another great depression, we need leaders with common sense who understand businesses.  With more jobs and more work, we can certainly pull U.S. out of where we have been.

Income equality won’t be solved by adding more business restrictions either.  It doesn’t work that way and never will.

Liberal Business Tax Denial

I woke up this morning to this:

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Where did all those tax cuts go?  It amazes me that the lefties are still believing the articles they read about the imaginary tax cuts businesses have gotten.  Surprise!  Businesses haven’t been getting tax cuts, you’ve been lied to.

Business and Taxes and Burger King



Businesses in the U.S. today are having a hard time competing with other countries these days due to the really high taxes that are pushed every single year to businesses.  What that means is us individuals are paying those taxes.  Businesses don’t pay taxes.  Meaning, they charge us as customers.  Burger King did an interesting thing today to help its bottom line and it was the right thing to do.   Burger King is moving to Canada.

The savings were so good that it was most likely impossible for Canada to pass up.  Unfortunately, that same scenario is happening all over the U.S.  China is a safe haven for businesses and even makes them build a headquarters or factory there as part of the move over.  It makes it hard for businesses to leave and it excellent business practice for competition.  I personally know businesses that have moved the headquarters to China.  Who loses?  Us…the American people.  We need a strong government that knows business and will try and compete with other countries.  Until then, the U.S. will always be behind in competition, innovation, and being a leader in the world.



The Myth and Purpose of White Privilege

White privilege. To sum up White privilege it is a non-existent problem, made into a problem, that now is all the sudden a massive problem to deal with. Sound familiar?
How many times have we had this propaganda from the left come around. Global warming and climate change were touted as being the same big huge problem and we needed to act really quickly or it would we the most dangerous thing on the planet. We are told that if we don’t act, we most assuredly will destroy our planet as well. I’m sorry I don’t buy the propaganda, but that’s exactly what it is.

White privilege is being pushed the same exact way. Is it a real problem? Lets put it in perspective. It is like going to a party with a lot of different groups of people. Each group of people all have similar skin colors and they’ve mixed in a few races in between. The leader of the party then announces that all white groups must intermingle and consider the other groups first, or they will be faced with a fine or kicked out.
That is exactly what the Democrats/Socialists want to accomplish and want to get done. It will be much like affirmative action, this time affecting everything else and only affecting the white race. The problem with the law is that it in itself is a racist law. It doesn’t consider the fact that the other groups are also ignoring the white group. It ignores that fact that we need to teach our kids to be kind to the other races. This law would be nothing that gross overreach and would cause so many more problems than it would solve in the U.S. It won’t help your kids be more tolerant of other races and it certainly won’t help the already racist people grow over their racism. Lets stop trying to solve non-existent problems with the government because it won’t be solved with the government.

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