Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this time–from 1.7 million to 3.9 million–an increase of roughly 127 percent. Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.
To be blunt, I believe President Obama has broken his most important promise yet: to lead “the most transparent administration in history.” From ObamaCare to Benghazi, from the IRS scandal to the Fast and Furious scandal, the Obama Administration has continually thwarted congressional oversight and denied the American people the answers they deserve. The Obama Administration’s first instinct is to deny, distract and ignore.
Congress has a duty to thoroughly investigate these misgivings and provide a check on an Administration that thinks it’s above the law. As the Chief Watchdog in Congress, it’s my job to lead that effort. Last week, I was honored to be named the Conservative of the Year for holding President Obama and his liberal allies accountable for their gross government overreach and reckless disregard for the truth.
As a 23-year-old, I am sick and tired of President Obama taking advantage of my generation. In a photo op disguised as a “youth summit” last week, Obama yet again tried to sell ObamaCare to young people. Obama proved that he’s willing to say and do anything to buy our support when he suggested that bartenders host ObamaCare Happy Hours to get people to sign up.
Really, it’s offensive. We’re not naïve… and we’re not buying his sales pitch.
We know that the success of ObamaCare depends on young people like me signing up – and paying more – for health insurance through the exchange. Obama is banking on young Americans to make his prized liberal program work. And that’s why young people are bailing on Obama in droves. It’s time Obama told young Americans the truth about why our premiums are doubling, why we’re losing our doctors, and why we might have to choose between paying for school and paying for health care.
Young Americans deserve to know the truth.
RNC National Youth Director
The Republican Party says it has a remedy for Obamacare program ailments, but it apparently requires the election of more doctors to be administered properly.
No less than 11 GOP physicians are running for the Senate next year “hoping,” according to The Hill, “that voters will see their medical expertise as an asset amid the administration’s botched rollout of Obamacare.”
If elected, they would join three other GOP doctors currently serving in the chamber. Thirteen Republican doctors also currently serve in the House. By comparison, only four Democrats in the House hold medical degrees, including the delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the American Medical Association’s Patients’ Action Network.
The ObamaCare nightmare just keeps getting worse. We’ve learned more Americans in North Carolina have lost their health coverage due to ObamaCare than were able to sign up for the program nationwide. Obama knew millions would lose their health care under ObamaCare. He admitted it in a meeting in 2010, three weeks before he signed the law. Yet, he and his liberal co-conspirators in Congress continued to lie to the Americans people for more than three of years.
And the lies just keep coming. Just the other day Nancy Pelosi claimed 500,000 people signed up for ObamaCare- five times the actual number. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and Obama to stop trying to cover up their lies with more lies, and finally admit what Republicans have known all along: ObamaCare is unworkable, unaffordable and unfair.
Every day across America, thousands of people are learning that Obama’s promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” was a lie. Over 4.2 million Americans have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies. That’s more than one person for every second that the ObamaCare exchanges have been online. Take a look at the map. In every state where information is available, more people are learning their plans will be cancelled than are finding new “Obama Approved” health insurance. Visit http://obamacosts.gop.com/act/state-by-state
President Obama’s on an apology tour – but the facts about ObamaCare are worse than he’ll admit. You and I know the truth: ObamaCare hurts more Americans than it helps. Over 4.2 million Americans have received cancellation notices from their insurers, while only 27,000 people have been able to enroll in the ObamaCare federal exchange.
Even former President Bill Clinton joined Republicans in calling on President Obama to honor his promise and allow Americans to keep their health care plan if they like it. Despite Obama’s lies, millions of Americans have lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare.
It’s a sad time in America when we can’t trust our president… the man we elected and entrusted to represent our best interests. As a mother and grandmother, this especially troubles me. I know all too well that the foundation of all relationships is honesty, trust and respect. Through President Obama’s repeated lies about ObamaCare, this foundation has been fractured. The trust bond has been broken. Obama’s relationship with you, the American people, has been ruined. The sad truth is: Obama knew all along that this is how his socialized health system was designed to work. I want you to know that your Republican Party is working hard to defeat ObamaCare. We’re committed to repairing the damage done by Obama. And we won’t stop fighting until the job is done.
Sharon Day, RNC Co-Chair
Now that ObamaCare has taken effect, it seems like Congress and all of president Obama’s friends are receiving exemptions. You deserve one too. http://justexempt.me/
Stand with Phil Berger, go to http://goo.gl/4IMRFQ and sign the petition. Make your voice heard. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama want to strike down our new voter ID law. We have the right to common-sense laws in North Carolina, don’t let Washington tell us what to do.
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