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GROW UP, WHY DON’T YA!

According to an article on breitbart.com dated November 27, 2014, University of Massachusetts students who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”

According to Metrowest Daily News, students filed two “bias reports” within the past month as a result of a student displaying the flag in some way. The most recent bias incident, reported on November 19, was a report of a student having seen a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop. In an email to students, Huddleston did not declare a ban on displaying the flag, but claimed that it upsets some students.

Huddleston said the Confederate flag and other symbols are not condoned by Framingham State University, as they violate the core values of our institution and not considered consistent with our desire to maintain a safe, respectful and welcoming campus community for all. The primary goal continues to be to expeditiously address and resolve incidents of bias that impede our progress toward a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Huddleston further described “bias incidents” as situations that may not rise to the level of a criminal act, but still clearly communicate offensive or derogatory behaviors.

The article goes on to state that observing that students on campus in general may have suffered a traumatic reaction from seeing an image of the Confederate flag, Huddleston continued, “We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the targets and witnesses of these incidents. Therefore, Huddleston is encouraging students who may have been traumatized by these incidents seek counseling.

Huddleston then indicated that the university may hold a campus-wide form on the history of the Confederate flag, so that students can discuss the reasons why they either defend or reject it.

This is about the most ridiculous thing that I have every read. If a small sticker on someone’s laptop traumatizes you to the point that you have to seek counseling, my feelings are that you should be put away forever in a mental institution and never be allowed out in public. I’m serious.

It looks like our college campuses are turning into safe places for spoiled whiny babies. And these are the folks that are going to be taking care of me when I go to the nursing home. With my current health problem and our wrecked healthcare system, I’ll probably die early and won’t have to go to a nursing home and be subjected to these imbeciles.

So, it looks like liberals are advocating making life perfect for everyone once they come out of the womb. There will be no bullying. Plus diversity and inclusion will make every child feel welcome at all times, so that child won’t have to suffer the trauma the children have had to suffer in the past for various reasons.

I think everyone who has gone from an academic environment to a working environment will tell you that they underwent a rude awakening when they got to the real world. The real world is not always pretty. However, I shudder to think how going to the real world is going to affect these whiny babies who had to go to counseling because they saw a Confederate flag sticker on someone’s laptop. How are they going to handle that first difficult customer or client? How are they going to handle a difficult boss? How are they going to handle the criticism that comes on a performance evaluation? Will companies start having to set up trauma departments where a distraught employee can go to get counseling whenever something unpleasant happens to them on the job?

Most of us who have had to go through employee evaluations know that there is always something negative on them. It’s just standard custom and practice. What’s going to happen to the whiny babies when they get their first employee evaluation and it says that they need to be more courteous to lower level employees? The rest of the evaluation may be glowing, but that one little negative item may send them into deep depression. I guess the government will have to pass a regulation on employee evaluations that nothing negative about an employee can be put on an evaluation. And how is this going to help the little whiny baby? It won’t help the little whiny baby one damn bit. In fact it will, in the long run, hurt the little whiny baby because the little whiny baby will have no chance to develop as an employee and as a person.

I’m getting so tired of the words diversity and inclusion. How many of us have been to social gatherings where it seemed like everyone knew everyone and you didn’t know anybody? It’s tough and you sometimes feel awkward. But an experience like that will sometimes force you to be more assertive by walking up to people, introducing yourself and starting a conversation. Also, how many of us have been to dinner or to an event with friends and the friends worked together or their occupations were similar? The friends had their own little conversation going and you were left out. It happens and you have to grin and bear it. I guess when that happens to the little whiny babies, they’ll be so traumatized they will have to seek counseling. I guess the government will have to establish the “Inclusion Police.” That way no little whiny baby has to sit and be silent for twenty or thirty minutes.

It seems like liberals, after having attempted and being somewhat successful in taking God out of our society, are trying to establish heaven here on earth. And when it can’t possibly happen, they blame George W. Bush, Fox News, and conservatives.

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OBAMACARE DISSECTED

The information for this article was take from an article and video on http://www.youngcons.com dated November 13, 2013.

Obamacare was signed into law by the current president of the United States on March 23, 2010. I fear this is a day that will in infamy. I’ve always said: if socialized medicine/universal healthcare takes hold in this country, it will begin the decline of this country.

One of the traditional methods of imposing socialism on a people is through medicine. You control the people’s healthcare, you control the people. When challenged, advocates, in an effort to avoid honest debate which they know they will lose, get emotional. They spit out their venom, accusing you of not caring about those less fortunate, those who are sick and need healthcare, etc. The drill is always the same.

The current president told us that Obamacare was supported by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Of course, it would be supported by the far-left AARP. What the American people may not know is that 70% of all physicians disagree with the AMA’s position and 77% of all physicians say the AMA doesn’t reflect their views.

Furthermore, the AMA represents only about 17% of the nation’s doctors. Also, 35% of AMA members don’t support Obamacare.

In solidarity, doctors from all fifty states travelled to Washington to stand with the president on Obamacare. What most folks do not now is that these doctors were handpicked from an organization called “Doctors for America,” which had its origin in Obamacare.

Obama indicated that ACA was sustainable in that it would only cost $900 billion in ten years. This statement was made in 2010. But ACA wasn’t going into effect until 2014. Thus, there were no costs for the first four years of that 10 years that the president cited. The actual cost for ten years under Obamacare for ten years is $1.8 trillion. A little bit of difference there, I would say.

We were told that Obamacare would reduce premiums by $2,500 per year. With respect to the individual market for insurance, seventeen of the nation’s largest health insurance providers indicated that 45 states would see significant increases in premiums. Young people, especially young males would see their premiums increase the most.

As for the small business market, nearly all 50 states would see premiums increases. For small businesses, 40% could see a hiring freeze, 20% could see workers laid off, 18% could see hours cut, and 24% could possibly drop health insurance as a benefit for their employees.

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Remember the current president saying these things? We all know that these statements were lies. Even liberals know they were lies. I even had a liberal tell me that we’d soon get used to the higher premiums and the lack of doctor choice. It seems to me he was admitting that Obamacare was fraudulent.

In an interview conducted by George Stephanopoulos, Obama indicated that the individual mandate/penalty for not purchasing health insurance was not a tax. Well, Chief Justice, John Roberts, was the deciding vote in upholding Obamacare deciding that the penalty was a tax. So, we have a president who promises no tax increases on the middle class and a Supreme Court that upholds Obamacare by reason that it is a tax and because Congress has the power to levy taxes upon the American people, Obamacare is constitutional. So, it is a tax and that certain amount of income is 138% above the poverty level. That’s $15,852 per year which means that Obamacare is one of the largest middle class tax increases in U.S. history.

Furthermore, the IRS will be used for compliance; an agency that has systematically targeted conservative groups for the last three years.

If you earn over $46,000, you will get no help in paying your premiums. Rank and file members of Congress earn $174,000 per year and 75% of their premiums are paid (not by them). If you earn over $18,000, you are paying for members of Congress to get a bigger subsidy than they are allowing you to get.

We were told that Obamacare would increase access. People over 65 require more care than younger people. Every single day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. Over the next ten years, the supply of doctors will increase by 7% while the population of those over 65 will grow approximately 35%. Supply is lacking even without Obamacare factored in. Obamacare adds 30 million customers to the insurance market. Demand is boosted dramatically, but supply flat lines.

For those who need a refresher on the law of supply and demand, here it is: if demand increases, but supply remains the same, a shortage occurs, leading to higher prices. We have a shortage of doctors now. To you liberals, this shortage harms the poor and it harms minorities. Obamacare makes things worse with longer wait times, fewer visits, and lower quality care. A friend of mine, who is a medical professional told me that we’ll be seeing nurse practitioners for routine exams and treatment. Being able to actually see a doctor will be rare.

Obama claimed state run health care worked well in Massachusetts and indicated that his plan was modeled after the Massachusetts plan.

Per capita, Massachusetts has more doctors than any other state by a wide margin. It also has the longest wait times in the country by a wide margin. With the number of doctors in Massachusetts and the long wait times, how will other states be affected?
According to former Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sibelius, illegal immigrants would not have access to tax credits or shopping in the market place. However Sibelius indicated that we needed comprehensive immigration reform. Should it happen, 11 million illegals would become eligible, making demands skyrocket. This, of course, will lead to rationing of care.

According to 2004 presidential candidate, Howard Dean, the IPAB (Independent Payment Advisors Board), a health care rationing body, by setting doctor reimbursement rates, will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them. Remember, Howard Dean is a doctor and rate setting has a 40 year track record of failure.

Obama promised that no government bureaucrat or insurance company will get between you and your doctor and the health care you need. But it looks like bureaucrats in either the public or private sector are making decisions without knowing the patient.
We have a shortage of doctors, 30 million new customers, a rapidly aging population, and bureaucratic rationing. And this leads to better access?

Obamacare was passed by the narrowest of margins by only Democrats, most of whom didn’t read the bill. Furthermore, bribes, threats and intimidation, plus every legislative trick in the book were used to pass it. And its true costs were hidden.

Government higher ups exempted themselves from the law and doctors opposed it. It increases premiums, kills jobs, and reduces access. It’s also a huge tax and 20 million Americans are uninsured. Half of its deadlines were missed and it’s administered by the IRS. Unions oppose it and Democrats are running from it.

A liberal told me that everyone would get used to it. Another liberal told me that I needed to do an in-depth study of the plan because just saying that it increases premiums, decreases access, kill jobs, and lowers the quality of healthcare wouldn’t be enough. Well, it sure looks like the liberals know the plan is evil.

Our founding fathers established the idea that you and I have, within ourselves, the God-given right and ability to determine our destiny. Obamacare certainly digs a hole in that.

Behind Obamacare will come other federal programs that will invade every aspect of freedom as we have known it in this country.
This Young Conservatives article was written in 2013 and we have already seen so many of our freedoms disappear. Even with a Republican majority in the House and Senate, we can’t stop what the is being done to this nation.

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