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Insure TN: To vote for Obamacare or not?

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Insure TN: To vote for Obamacare or not?

2/1/15
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Will our legislators and elected officials vote for Obamacare or not?

Medicaid expansion, Obamacaid, Haslamacaid, or Insure TN. Regardless of the name, it still requires a vote and it will receive the majority of it’s funding via the Affordable Care Act, ie, Obamacare.

Tn Governor Bill Haslam is touring the State attempting to draw support for his version of Obamacare where all able bodied subjects sign up for “free” healthcare and the Tn taxpayer gets to pay for it via Federal funds, higher taxes or skyrocketing premiums.

It has been said that Haslam has back doored a deal with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid, Obamacare into Tennessee. This is the most disturbing part of this story. It even appears that the GOP has even stepped and said ” if republicans want to vote for Obamacare, we, the GOP elite will have your back when the people strike back against you for inching us further into socialism.” Where are we when the “opposing” party is acting like this?

Does anyone recall what happened when Medicaid was expanded in 1990 and in 1994? We nearly bankrupted the state. By 2000 Medicaid was consuming about 36 percent of the states budget prompting the state legislature to propose a state income tax to cover costs. Of course this measure didn’t pass and we ended up dis-enrolling 170,000 to make ends meet.

The current Medicaid system has very few checks and balances. The poor basically have free reign of the healthcare system and are not shy about consuming frequently and without restraint they boast about abusing it. Costs will soar because there are very few restraints or limits on its use. Just ask any caregiver what a “regular” is. 

Wanna make a difference? Put limits on Medicaid on the consumption end! Problem solved. Patients are abusing it like a crackhead on the pipe. It’s the if it’s  free I’m gonna use it mentality. We will never be able to control costs for hundreds of thousands of new enrollees. Our healthcare system is not built for restraint. Patients seek it and caregivers give it in hopes enough bad debt write offs will balance the budget.

Critics and the left say “If we don’t accept the terms of Obamacare someone else will get the money or we will have to pay for it out of our own pocket!” Guess what? We will not lose any money nor will anyone else get it. And we are already absorbing the poors costs and taking real good care of the indigent population regardless of their ability to pay. This measure will only encourage the poor populace in TN to knock other people down getting to that “free” healthcare. Costs soar and we are left with the bill. To think this will help anyone is absurd.

With expansion of Obamacaid to an estimated 200,000 poor Tennesseans, where will the work force go? It is estimated that 60-70, 000 will simply drop out of the workforce because they don’t have to work as hard, as long as Uncle Sam is providing their bread and butter.

Not too long ago Haslam and his band of loyal lap dogs fought to not have federalized Obamacare expansion in our state sayin no way, not in our state. This was a great stance that symbolized victory and solidarity against Obamacare.

Today, Haslam brokers a  deal with Obama to do exactly what Obama intended. Haslam has become the messenger and deliverer of Obamacare to Tennesseans.

The Koch brothers and AFP, Americans For Progress are spending alot of money on radio ads to attack local legislators for trying to hide the fact that Insure Tn is just another Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This was going virtually unnoticed till attention was drawn to the deception by our elected officials.

Incidentally, State Representative Kevin Brooks 24th District, has drawn the ire of the billionaire brothers and their political organization and they have him firmly in their sites.

Brooks, according to the ads has been parading around the state house drumming up support for Haslams Obamacare plan. An allegation Brooks has not owned stating he hasn’t even declared a position one way or another on the issue. But some argue that his action is his statement. He will be voting soon and we will be watching.

Recently Brooks and a host of others stood against Obamacare making the constituency proud. But those in the know knew something was brewing. Often, politicians will allow the Trojan horse to slip through the gate, appear conservative then when they think no one is looking baaaam they try to slip Obamacare or a leftist issue through the gate and fool the peasants. Not this time it appears. The People have their eyes wide open.

One thing for sure is the Koch Brothers and AFP saw the soldiers dismounting from the trojan horse and spoiled their plan calling them out in radio ads all over the state, especially in Bradley County Tn. Like them or not they are spot on with this issue.
 
With Haslam dressing Obamacare up like a Thanksgiving turkey it will be interesting to see how those healthcare fighting marauders will vote in the near future.

Will they do the flip flop or appear hypocritical just to appease King Haslam.

Will Insure Tn, ie, Obamacaid be the Achilles heel that divides the men from the liberals? 

Regardless of the outcome it will send a strong message to voters and will separate the true conservatives from the RINO.

Do we vote the way King Haslam wants us too or do we vote against Obamacare?

Rest assured if they vote to expand Obamacare in TN, conservative types all across TN will be lined up down the street ready to vote them out of office.

Its Haslam, Obama or the people?

The line in the sand is drawn. 

February 3rd, 2014 we will see where they stand.

Sources of info:

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Legislators+cautious+on+Haslam+proposals%20&id=26246533

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/23/anti-medicaid-expansion-lawmaker-criticizes-radio-/

http://www.politico.com/playbook/0114/playbook12615.html

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/state/story/2015/jan/23/radio-ads-target-health-care-plan/284144/

Insure Tn costs 
http://www.tennessean.com/story/insession/2015/01/28/5-takeaways-insure-tennessee-presentation/22478059/

2016 Tn Care budget
http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/forms/HCFAbudgetFY16.pdf

AG opinion
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/27/ag-opinion-says-state-can-proceed-with-insure-tennessee/22398717/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/12/18/insure-tn-will-assure-more-obamacare-in-tennessee/

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Breaking News: Haslam/Huffman coming to Cleveland Middle School to do Common Core damage control

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Breaking News:Haslam/Huffman coming to Cleveland Middle School to do Common Core damage control
 
Gov. Haslam started a very quiet state wide school visit starting today.  

He is going around to schools with Kevin Huffman and Gov. Bredesen to brag about the NAEP results and how wonderful we did.  

But does he divulge how POORLY we did on the NAEP-TMSS (TIMSS is the International testing group) results.  

We were 1 of just 6 states that did worse than previous years while 36 states improved.   

He is trying to make people think CC is working.  But CC was not fully implemented until this year and it is still not completely implemented.  He is doing CC damage control.
 
PLEASE PLEASE show up in Cleveland tomorrow.   Bring friends, kids, neighbors.  

I know this is short notice but like I said this has not been publicized.  

If you get a chance to speak ask him about the NAEP-TIMSS lined reports that came out two weeks ago showing TN one of only 6 states that declined in MATH results.  

So they only paint the picture they want you to see.
 
Cleveland Middle School
3635 Georgetown Rd.
Cleveland, TN
 
Haslam is scheduled to arrive at 11:55am and stay for 20 minutes.  I am sure he going to other schools but his office is not divulging information.  

Get there early and PLEASE bring REPEAL COMMON CORE signs.

A special thanks to Karen Bracken for this information:

Karen Bracken
http://www.tnacc.net
http://www.americadontforget.com
215-692-2147

Governor Bill Haslams deliberate attempt to make Tennessee Sharia compliant- The Timeline

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Governor Bill Haslams deliberate attempt to make Tennessee Sharia compliant- The Timeline 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has made it clear by his repeated actions that he will pursue a policy that promotes the interest of Islamist and their radical ideology as long as he is governor.

The attempted takeover of our great state by the left, the progressive or the communist was expected. What was not expected was the underhanded approach by Governor Bill Haslam to dismantle our sovereignty one step at a time, methodically, making our state Sharia compliant with his policies.

Republican In Name Only Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has done all within his power to provide the venue for our demise. 

Governor Bill Haslam is undeniably preparing our state to be Sharia compliant utilizing a very powerful political Islamic machine that is hell bent on overriding our Constitution for the demands of a few while injecting their own beliefs on the majority demanding that the Constitution be upheld! 

Governor Haslams intent must be questioned. His seemingly purposeful  yielding to political Islam must be countered.

Governor Haslam, big Oil Billionaire,  big coal investor has positioned himself to be a middle eastern darling of CAIR, AMAC, ACO, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and by his actions is doing all within his power to promote a nutrient rich environment for Islam/Sharia to flourish. The naiveté and neckbreak speed he is moving forward is detestable. 

The timeline below puts his efforts into a chronological order of which he can’t deny. 

His meaningful steps to turn our state into a sharia compliant state while pacifying political Islam is obvious when you look at the steps that he and those around him have taken to get us there chronologically.

From his liberal “Mayors against Guns” days to the Muslim Diversity class given by Islamic extremists with a healthy assist from the DOJ, AMAC and the FBI is proof that this mans agenda does not include keeping our state sovereign and all our rights on equal footing.

He, whether he acknowledges it or not is paving the way, purposefully, and it should be stopped immediately. His actions are louder than his words.

The duality inside the political Islamic machine must be understood before our own Governor Bill Haslam sees his errant ways and to date he shows no signs of repentance.

Some Americans are expressing we honor their rights while expecting others to give up others inalienable God given rights does not seem like fair play prime for negotiation.  

Changing the laws to make others political wishes dominant is not a way to gain acceptance of your way of life or acceptance of your religious beliefs.

For Governor Bill Haslam to seemingly have the ability to make this happen with a wave of his wand sounds less than desirable inside a constitutional republic that is begging for sound leadership.

The visual timeline of the Haslam deception cannot be denied. The items were compiled and although not all inclusive sheds light on the methodical dismantling of our state by one man dead set on placating to political Islam while ignoring the rights and beliefs of the remaining 99 percent throughout the state.

Read and weep if you desire:

2009- Haslam was formerly a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition with Mayor Bloomberg (NY) but resigned early in 2009 and became a member of the National Rifle Association just in time to run for office of Governor.

March 2009- Thousands of Somali refugees from United Nations refugees arrive in Shelbyville. Quickly growing to 63,000 under Bill Haslams reign with nearly a billion dollar taxpayer tag.

November 2, 2010- Republican Bill Haslam has been elected Tennessee’s 49th governor, overcoming his rival’s claims that he was a “billionaire oil man” and has his own controversial statements on gun rights.

2011 Legislative session – anti-terrorism bill introduced based on the Carlos Bledsoe case (Memphis man who shot and killed Pvt. Andrew Long at the Little Rock Army recruiting center.)

May 2011- Tenn: DOJ submits teachers, principals, police to Muslim “sensitivity” training

June, 2011 – picture emerges confirming that the Muslim Rapid Response Team (which morphed into the TN American Muslim Advisory Council) had been working behind the scenes during the legislative session with TN DHS James Cotter.  This was the group that had formed to lobby against the anti-terrorism bill.

June 5, 2011- Tenn: Fed and state agencies refuse to identify Muslim group in taxpayer funded terrorism conference

August 2011- Al Qaeda’s Recruitment Cartoon & Knoxville News Sentinel’s Comics Target Children

October 2011- Hutton Hotel in Nashville submits to sharia, cancels speech on “preserving freedom”

November 7, 2011 – Commissioner Bill Gibbons (TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security), sends congratulatory letter to the AMAC members for organizing along with the Governor- approved partnership with TN DHS.

November 2011- Regarding comment that all Muslims should be purged from the US military. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) told The Nashville Scene, “I don’t think I would agree with Rick on that.” But when pressed to denounce Womick’s comments, as Muslim community groups have been urging, Haslam came up short, saying “I don’t know that’s my role. I would just say that on that issue I don’t agree with Rick.” 

December 2011:  When asked whether Governor Haslam had appointed a Muslim advisory board, Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris DeVaney responded that he had ”checked into this and apparently there is no truth to it.  It must be some kind of rumor.“

December 2011 – AMAC partners with the TN DHS to do first law enforcement training.

December 2011- Sumner County School system-Tennessee mom finds Islam in kid’s textbook, Sharia compliance discussed. 

2012 legislative session – Commissioner Gibbons, testifies in support of an administration bill permitting the TN DHS to enter into partnership agreements with private non-profit organizations like the AMAC.

February 2012 – AMAC partners again with TN DHS for law enforcement training; TN DHS refuses to disclose any information about the AMAC.

March 2012- Judge allows defendants in underage sex trafficking ring Muslim prayer breaks during trial. Muslim immigrants involved.

March 2012 – In reference to SB 2237/HB 2375 which would exclude Tennessee state government from partnering/entering into contracts with organizations like AMAC, Attorney General Cooper issues an opinion stating “…it is the opinion of this Office that the proposed amendment which would add an exclusion providing that no partnership or contractual agreement shall be entered into with any religious or political organizations, or any affiliate organizations, is constitutionally defensible.” 

April 2012-Segregated swimming for Muslim “sisters” creeps into Nashville ( at the city’s taxpayer-funded South Knoxville Community Center.) & Virginia (Tysons Corner, Virginia)

April 2012-Judge in Tenn. mosque trial says expert witnesses on jihad cannot testify

April 2012- Bill Gibbons, Tennessee State Commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), establishing a partnership with a religious NGO, the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) which has ties to local Muslim Brotherhood leaders via the American Center for Outreach (ACO). ACO is a Tennessee-based, non-partisan organisation that was established to inform, educate and empower Muslims to become engaged in society by providing the assistance and guidance the community needs.

May 2012- Governor vetoes bill that would have protected Christian student organizations at Vanderbilt and state universities.

May 2012- Nashville: 3 convicted, 6 acquitted in Somali sex trafficking case. Sex trafficking is quickly becoming a major problem in TN after Somali refugees transferred to Nashville, TN.

May 2012 – Governor approves appointment of Shariah Compliant Finance specialist Samar Ali as Economic and Community Development (ECD) International Director with known ties to Muslim Brotherhood and International Arab Bank.

May 2012 – AMAC trains TN Dept of Children’s Services.

May 2012- Refused to sign the Agenda 21 resolution passed by the state legislature (note that all Republicans voting in both the House and Senate voted yes).

July 20, 2012 – Full-page ad in The Tennessean of the Resolution opposing Governor Haslam’s administration partnership with the AMAC and the hiring of Shariah Compliant Finance Specialist, Samar Ali

July 2012- Williamson County Republican Party, the Stewart County Republican Party, the Carroll County Republican Party have submitted a resolution stating “The Governor of the Great State of Tennessee and his administration have demonstrated a consistent lack of conservative values. Mainly over his hiring of Sharia Compliance expert Samar Ali.

July 2012- GOP state Senate candidate Woody Degan of Shelby County charged the Haslam administration was “making our Economic Development Department Sharia compliant,” in part by hiring Ali as international director earlier this year.

July 2012- “Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has elevated and/or afford [sic] preferential political status to Sharia adherents in Tennessee, thereby aiding and abetting the advancement of an ideology and doctrine which is wholly incompatible with the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee Constitution,” the Williamson (County Republican Party)  resolution, dated 7/10/12

July 2012- Kevin Kookogey, chairman of the Williamson County Republicans: “To date, the Haslam Administration has displayed an unfortunate ignorance to the threat of Shariah,”  “They seem willing to accept the claims and defense of the Muslim Brotherhood at face value, refusing to even consider that, perhaps, those bent on destroying Western Civilization might just be infiltrating our institutions.

August 2012- Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR travels to Murfreesboro to celebrate opening of mosque.

August 15, 2012 – Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey issues a letter defending Commissioner Gibbons’ partnership with the AMAC and the Haslam administration’s appointment of Shariah Compliant Finance specialist, Samar 

August 24, 2012 – After listening to Islamic Networks Group (ING) founder speak on the subject of “Women and Shariah”, ACO intern Jihan Abdulla tells The Tennessean that as Muslim woman she feels like she has more rights than American women

August 2012 – Islamic Networks Group (ING) provides AMAC-sponsored training for their Islamic Speakers Bureau

September 2012 – James Cotter, the TNDHS Regional Advisor who met with the MRRT in June 2011 and who claims that approval for the AMAC went to the Governor, is promoted to the position of State Training Advisor

September 2012 – AMAC co-chairs Daoud Abudiab and Zulfat Suara join the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) Board of Directors

February 2013- Libraries all across the state of Tennessee recieve National Endowment for the Humanities grants, which is financing the “Muslim Journeys” books/videos series to be placed in Tn libraries. The books are “intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations”

May 2013- Al-Jazeera plans to open a news bureau in Nashville.The Tennessean reports the news organization that bought Al Gore’s Current TV for $500 million earlier this year has said it will begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera America sometime late this summer. Vanderbilt religious studies lecturer Abdulkadir Gure said Nashville probably was chosen because it is geographically, politically and demographically central.

June 2013- Sends DOJ and FBI to prepare Manchester residents for acceptance of Sharia into their communities and to warn of negative posts about Islam on social websites you may face fines and imprisonment. Haslams office denies any knowledge of diversity event in Manchester TN.

The journey you just took should be more than enough to convince you that Governor Haslam has someone in his pocket. The “bank” so to speak should be obvious and should be enough to make you ask him some questions. Let’s assume he is not listening. While his head is turned let’s elect someone that cares about Tennesseeans!

Remember this timeline on election day!

More dates in article:
http://counterjihadreport.com/2012/06/07/does-muslim-blasphemy-trump-free-speech-in-america/

http://www.keeptennesseefree.org/TENNESSEE_SHARIA_PRIMER___RESOLUTION_REV-A.pdf

Just say no to State Healthcare Exchanges rally set for Wednesday

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2012 at 7:48 AM

We MUST show Governor Haslam that we mean business.  We MUST let him know there will be consequences from the people of Tennessee should he decide to support the state exchange.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, noon – 2:00pm
East Side of the Capitol Building – Nashville, TN
 
PLEASE TAKE THE DAY OFF!
TAKE THE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL!  SHOW THEM WHAT BEING AN AMERICAN IS ABOUT!
GRAB A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR, RELATIVE AND CAR POOL TO NASHVILLE!
 
Lets stop this fight on Wednesday.  Lets show Governor Haslam that is our voice that counts….not Obama….not the special interests that are pressuring him (because  they will make a bundle of money off of our loss)
 

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