Vast majority content to watch pop star lick sledgehammer while country collapses
Paul Joseph Watson
October 7, 2013
Despite Obamacare and the government shut down directly impacting hundreds of millions of people, interest in Miley Cyrus and football still continues to completely dominate the attention of most Americans.
The graph above shows the top Google Trends for yesterday, with football taking the top four spots, WWE wrestling in 5th and Miley Cyrus’ Saturday Night Live appearance in 6th. The rest of the top 10 is taken up by more football, along with speculation about whether Cressida Bonas will marry Prince Harry.
Nothing about the government shutdown or Obamacare appears in the top 16 trends.
Erick Erickson of RedState has a radio show in Atlanta, which is also the hub for Delta Airlines. Erick says he’s been getting calls from Delta employees about a memo, originally sent from Delta management to the Obama Administration in June, which the company is now beginning to circulate among employees. Coupled with warnings that “their healthcare will be radically changed because of ObamaCare,” this might be the first step in dropping the kind of Affordable Care Act bomb that so many other companies have been forced to detonate on their employees, most recently United Parcel Service.
Erickson calls the letter “stunning:”
According to Delta, in 2014 Obamacare will cost the company at least $38 million in direct costs and that is only the beginning. With added medical inflation, Delta claims “the cost of providing health care to our employees will increase by nearly $100,000,000 next year.” A $100 million increase thanks in large part to Obamacare and ancillary cost increases derived therefrom.
August 1, 2013
“Thousands of people will die every year” and “costs will continue to go out of control” under Obamacare, says Public Citizen President Robert Weissman.
The only solution is to nationalize health care through a single-payer system, Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Public Citizen argued outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
“Is this realistic after the passage of the Affordable Care Act?” asked Public Citizen President Robert Weissman. “This is what we know is going to happen after the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
“However well it goes, whatever hiccups it has, two things are sure to happen,” he said. “One, millions of people are going to remain uncovered. And the best-case scenario, millions of people will remain uncovered, which means thousands of people will die every year from a lack of health insurance coverage.