The K Street Hustlin’ Of Obamacare | Obamacare is just the beginning of a total take over of America

Keith Johnson
Revolt of the Plebs
March 31, 2010

Oooh snap! Looks like we’ve been right all along.  All the big K Street money pumped into the House and Senate has been overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of Obama’s horrendous new healthcare legislation.  Go figure.  According to a study released over the weekend by “The Center for Public Policy”, a non-partisan public interest think tank in Washington D.C., it is estimated that a record $120 million was spent lobbying for health reform.  In addition to direct lobbying, some of the top firms also rewarded members of Congress with campaign contributions through political action committees and individual lobbyist donations.  The largest of these firms, Patton Boggs LLP, contributed more than $55,000 almost exclusively to Democrats.

Patton Boggs represents Bristol-Myers Squibb, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the nation and the eighth largest corporation in the United States.  On January 21, 2010, Patton Boggs was one of several big name health insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital lobbying organizations whose top executives got together to throw a fundraiser for Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley in hopes of landing her the Democratic seat and the crucial 60th vote needed to pass the healthcare takeover bill.  The other top firms that participated (along with a list of the companies they represent) are as follows:

Capitol Hill Strategies:

Amgen—the nation’s largest biotechnology firm
BIO—a muli million dollar biotechnology firm
Merck—the largest pharmaceutical company in the world
Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America–
a trade group representing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies

Grover Park Group:

Blue Cross—a federation of 39 health insurance organizations
Pfizer—a pharmaceutical company, ranking number one in sales in the world

Duberstein Group:

Novartis—a pharmaceutical company ranking number one in revenues and three in sales
Sanofi-Aventis—a pharmaceutical company that ranks number four in sales worldwide

Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti:

Humana—the fourth largest health insurance company in the United States
Abbott Laboratories—a multi billion dollar pharmaceuticals healthcare company
General Electric—multi billion dollar corporation dealing in many health related sectors

Elmendorf strategies:

UnitedHealth Group—the nations largest health insurance company

Heather Podesta & Partners:

Cigna—the nation’s fifth largest health insurance company
Eli Lilly—a multi billion dollar pharmaceutical company that ranks tenth in sales

Of the over 17,000 lobbyists in Washington D.C., The Center for Public Integrity ranks Patton Boggs as numero uno.  In terms of healthcare reform, they are followed by Alston and Bird, who represent Aetna, the nation’s third largest health insurer.  Coming in at number three is Foley Hoag, who also represent Pfizer as well as Eli Lilly, Amgen and Merck.  Tied for fourth place are Podesta Group and Capitol partners.  Dutko Worldwide rounds out the top five and they also lobbied for UnitedHealth, PhRMA, and medical device firm Medtronic Inc.

Of those lobbying firms’ big name clients, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America alone spent $26.1 million lobbying for Obamacare in 2009, making it the single most expensive lobbying effort in history.  During the week leading up to the vote on the legislation, PhRMA launched a multi million dollar ad blitz in 43 districts of potential swing Democrats to help secure passage.  And in this election cycle, PhRMA has contributed $30,300 to Dem’s compared to $13,000 to Repub’s.  Overall, PhRMA has spent well over $100 million on ad campaigns promoting health care reform legistlation.  According to his wikipedia bio, PhRMA’s outgoing CEO Billy Tauzin ”was a key player in 2009 healthcare reform negotiations that produced pharmaceutical industry support for White House and Senate efforts. Reportedly, proposals for Medicare Part D cost reductions and permitting drug importation from Canada were dropped in favor of $80 billion in other savings.” That’s right, he helped write the stinking bill.

The largest health insurance providers in the nation are UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, Aetna, Humana and Cigna.   Ever since the healthcare debate began over a year ago, shares of Cigna, UnitedHealth Group and WellPoint have been up an average of 120%.   Upon passage of the bill, health insurer’s stocks soared with Aetna hitting a 52 week high.  The share price of Cigna surged 375% compared to 46% for the stock market overall (as measured by the S&P 500) since November 2008.   It should be noted that Aetna has been a major supporter and campaign contributor to the campaigns of Max Baucus (D-MT) of the Senate Finance Committee who received $56,250 in donations and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who received $110,000.   Todd M. Schoenberger, Managing Editor of  “Taipan’s Tipping Point Alert” wrote recently that“One day following a vote in favor of healthcare reform legislation, stocks turned higher led by the healthcare sector. Despite the concern of many Wall Street analysts, any negative sentiment surrounding the healthcare sector about higher taxes and pressure on bottom lines quickly subsided as everything from managed care to medical device stocks traded higher with heavy volume.”

Hospital shares also surged. The day after the House passed the bill, shares of Health Management Associates, Tenet Healthcare and Community Health Systems all jumped 11%, 9%, and 6% respectively.

It should be clear by now that the major players in the healthcare industry overwhelmingly lobbied in support of Obamacare and have and will continue to reap vast rewards.  So then you may ask who exactly is this great villain the Democrats have dubbed as the evil “health insurance industry”?  The name that consistently comes up is America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).  According to wikipedia, “America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is a national political advocacy and trade association with about 1,300 member companies that sell health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans and is thereby funded by the premiums they pay.”

But AHIP not only represents the top health insurance companies in the nation, it also represents the smaller companies that will no doubt be thrown under the bus or absorbed by larger concerns.  So it makes sense why they were chosen to act as the controlled opposition.  They were the ones often cited as the big bad insurance industry that Nancy Pelosi referred to in response to a heckler at a Democratic rally who yelled “You’ll burn in Hell for this!” AHIP President Karen M. Ignagni often plays the villain as she did on the Oprah Winfrey show opposite Sicko Director Michael Moore.

But this two-faced organization showed their true colors a long time ago.  Miami Herald journalist John Dorschner reminds us in a March 23rd article that  “In November 2008, just days after Obama’s landslide victory, America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group, made a stunning announcement, saying it favored universal coverage and supported a law that would stop insurers from rejecting applicants because of preexisting conditions. “Universal coverage is within reach,” the group said in a historic press release.  After being adamantly opposed to reform during the Clinton years, AHIP said it had changed its mind — based on one condition: Any reform plan had to require that all individuals have insurance or pay stiff penalties.”

And just recently, AHIP has come out in full support of Obamacare.  According to a TIME Magazine article: America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the industry trade group, has agreed to sign on to a new, 50-state health care reform implementation effort, provisionally called Enroll America, which is being organized by Ron Pollack of the pro-reform group Families USA. “We are participating in it,” says AHIP spokesman Robert Zirkelbach. “The goal is to get everyone covered.”

On the night the House passed the dreaded Obamacare legislation, Obama stated, “Tonight, we pushed back on the undue influence of special interests. … We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.” Sure—Here’s a guy who received more then three times the campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry than John McCain or $3.58  for every$1 received by his Republican competitor.  And those stats come straight out of the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group.

Yeah, Obama can come up with some eloquent words, but as we’ve pointed out, this is nothing buta windfall for the big insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and device manufacturers.  It’s an outright raping of the American people by a government of the special interests and by the special interests.

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Obamacare is just the beginning of a total take over of America

Dr. Laurie Roth
Canada Free Press
March 31, 2010

America must not and will not become like the seduced German people in 1933.  We will not stand by and watch Obama turn our country into Frankenstein’s laboratory, shredding our constitution, bill of rights and freedom as Hitler did with his country.

Tyrants and Dictators are predictably similar in how they take over.  They ride in as the savior of change and hope.  They offer health care,  jobs for all,  a refreshed national identity and protection from danger and harm….that is danger and harm they usually create to blame on enemies…..you know those groups who didn’t vote for them.  The rope circles around the seduced neck of the people only after the dictator bribes his way in or gets voted in.

One thing is for sure looking at recent history.  Once a socialist/communist dictator gets into power,  like terminal cancer, he and his administration smother and take control of every aspect of the economy,  educational system,  health care system and military.  They shred and control media, entertainment and religion.

In 1919,  Lenin wrote after his takeover of Russia that the way to control a country is to first take over the industry,  the land,  and the banks.  Lenin tricked and inspired millions and so did Hitler.  These dictators didn’t come in appearing like monsters.  They were the messiahs of change and hope.  Their exhaustive plans involved developing a huge and seduced ‘fan’ base at first while aggressively and quickly finding and destroying anyone against them.

Kitty Werthmann was living in Austria when Hitler took over Germany next door.  She recalls how deeply depressed Austria was in 1938.  Nearly one-third of their workforce was unemployed.  They had 25% inflation and 25% interest rates on bank loans.

People were begging for food and bankruptcies were happening daily.  Austria was in a mess, so they were thrilled when Hitler promised big things and was elected into power.  There was no talk of persecuting or attacking the Jews.  The Austrians were promised jobs, healthcare, protection and recovery.

Kitty said that after the election was over there was instantly law and order.  German officials were appointed everywhere and there was dancing in the streets.  Though Austria was largely a Catholic country, suddenly in schools everywhere,  all Catholic symbols and crosses were taken down and pictures of Hitler were put up everywhere.

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Hitler targeted and controlled education and stopped religious instruction for kids in schools.  The new church for the children of Austria and Germany was still every Sunday, but it now was forced attendance at the National Youth Day.  The first two hours was political indoctrination every Sunday, then the rest of the day they played all kinds of sports.  Naturally, the equipment was free.  Children went home thrilled each Sunday and were getting brainwashed.  Parents had no choice but to send their children each Sunday or else be fined or taken to jail.

Hitler immediately introduced socialist health care.  People were going to the hospital for everything now,  lines were huge and doctors were paid a salary by the Government.  The Austrians soon paid 80% of their income in taxes.  Government gave loans for the newly married,  and took care of everything from day care needs to paying all College tuition.

As the noose tightened around education, religion, healthcare and enforcement, the ‘mercy killings’ started in. Kitty,  then a student teacher in a small village in the Alps, described 15 mentally retarded adults who were known in the community and did good manual work.  One day they were rounded up and taken to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade and various skills. Their families where forced to sign papers saying that they wouldn’t visit them for 6 months.  They were told that any visits could cause homesickness and disrupt the program.

The letters started arriving back to the parents after several months saying these people had died natural deaths.  Of course, they all knew 15 completely healthy adults could not, six months later, have all died natural deaths.  They knew they were killed.  Euthanasia started to become more common as Hitler’s real world view of perfection started to come out.

Hitler’s final control step of the Germans and Austrians was Gun laws and control.  He started with gun registration.  Once that was done, he said that guns were causing too much crime and that it was best for all to turn in their guns.  They knew that authorities already knew who owned what so they complied.

When you look at Hitler, Saul Alinsky, Stalin, Lenin, Chavez, Castro and others, you see huge similarities with the strategy and world view of Obama.  It is the same, promise of health care, jobs and opportunities.  There is always a contrived crises or two the big Government has to magically solve, while blaming the enemies they want to create.

Obama is on the same control and dictatorship path as Hitler.  First we saw the massive seduction over 15 months; now the controls and intimidation grow with his administration.

This Health care bill might as well have been Hitler’s Enabling Act of March 23rd,  1933.  It also shreds our constitution and forces socialized health care on the people, rationing care for the unwanted and expensive seniors as they age, and forcing us all to pay for the Government slaughter of babies;  abortion.  This bill, run by the IRS, might as well be the Nazi party, as it encourages euthanasia, abortion and rationed care as Hitler did early on in Austria and Germany.

Rep.  Burgess stated the obvious about this nightmare bill when asked about the use of the ‘Commerce clause’  excusing forced mandates by the Government.  In a CNSNews.com interview Rep.  Burgess, a doctor, stated, “No, I personally do not, and I think that is exactly right.  Never before in the history of this country have we had the ability to coerce American citizens to purchase something and then invoke the Commerce clause after we coerce that purchase.”  He went on…..”It just flies in the face of what a free society should be, so I’m perfectly comfortable with the attorneys general bringing suit against this bill,”

Yes,  law suits are flying by Attorney Generals and other groups.  We must stand no matter how awkward,  inconvenient or expensive it is.  Our freedom and country is at stake.

Obama isn’t stopping with forced Health care and the controls attached to that.  He is going to manipulate votes by pushing amnesty for illegal aliens; controlling American businesses through cap and trade, then he will find a manipulative, back door way to come for our guns….most likely with a UN Treaty he is already working toward.

Obama continues to mock anyone who disagrees with him, and is now, according to the Wall Street Journal, stepping up Confrontation .  Obama must be voted out.  I don’t see any tin helmet on my head, and yes…..Obama comes from the same essence and evil as Hitler.

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