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Obamacare threatens…Sesame Street?

posted at 1:36 pm on September 26, 2013 by

They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, Big Bird could get firedand they were (almost) right.  Via The Blaze:

In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist attractions, to terminate health benefits for its part-time employees.“This law is hurting real people in my district and around the country,” the Bucks County Republican wrote. According to Fitzpatrick, the theme park employs 1,650 people and brings $75 million in economic activity to the county each year. He called it the number-one tourist destination in Bucks County.

Quote: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”  Reality:

The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage.

Good luck with your “final pitch” or whatever, champ.  I’ll leave you with this:

 

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Grrr GB…you stole my joke. Privilege of getting to blog here. :o

22044 on September 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM

We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.
We’re from the government, and we know about your sexual habits.
We’re from the government, and we know what you do at night.
We’re from the government, and we want to install this camera.

John the Libertarian on September 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM

22044, sorry! Hadn’t seen it. Irony too rich.

Guy Benson on September 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

22044, sorry! Hadn’t seen it. Irony too rich.

Guy Benson on September 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

No apologies needed, friend. Be well!

22044 on September 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Why do democrats hate Big Bird?

CurtZHP on September 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

As far as I know, Big Bird is older than 26. He can’t even go on his parents’ insurance, now.

No Truce With Kings on September 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

I just heard a “young democrat” (self described) say on Dennis Prager’s show that he has no problem with Washington elites exempting themselves from this crap sandwich because they are our elected representatives after all and should be treat to a higher standard than the rest of us.

The cult mentality of these leftists is quite scary. Do these people think we live under a monarchy?

jawkneemusic on September 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I just heard a “young democrat” (self described) say on Dennis Prager’s show that he has no problem with Washington elites exempting themselves from this crap sandwich because they are our elected representatives after all and should be treat to a higher standard than the rest of us.

The cult mentality of these leftists is quite scary. Do these people think we live under a monarchy?

jawkneemusic on September 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Wow. DP probably gets a lot of calls, kudos to him for putting the sheeple in the front for all to hear the bleating.

22044 on September 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Wow. DP probably gets a lot of calls, kudos to him for putting the sheeple in the front for all to hear the bleating.

22044 on September 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

It was Mark Gissler sitting in for him but he had on three leftists who he claimed were his friends in studio with him to take questions. It was an interesting yet equally infuriating hour. These people are scary. Government is always their solution to everything.

jawkneemusic on September 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM