From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
The Real October Surprise!
“The Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that the cost for a health-insurance plan obtained through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare, would increase by 25% on average for the 2017 coverage year.” http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-much-obamacare-premiums-are-going-up-in-every-state-2016-10
The corporate mind control apparatus is in a tizzy over FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress stating there is an ongoing investigation into the E-mails of Hillary Clinton’s right hand girl Huma Abadin and her estranged husband former US Congressman Anthony Weiner. Now the media’s top priority is redirecting their spin, shill and attempts to perform damage control on behalf of Clinton as her campaign implodes and falls apart. The corporate mind manipulators were so dutiful in their support of Clinton they successfully suppressed the real October surprise at least as far as its impact regular folks like us, the quantum jump in health insurance premiums under Obama Care. You are not hearing much about this even though the news came out at least a week before Comey’s bombshell announcement.
I hate to tell you I told you this was going to happen but I did. I knew early on Obama Care was a sham, because the bill was written by the insurance lobby and trading association. It was payback to the insurance companies for their support of Obama’s presidential candidacy. The legislation was rammed down our throats at the behest of the insurance industry. Remember the Congress critters didn’t even know what was in the Bill. Then Speaker of the House Nancy Palosi stated they had to pass the Bill to see what was in it. What?!! This means Congress never read it before voting it into law!! This should demonstrate to all but the totally brain dead, the US has the best Congress money can buy!
This is the real October surprise not the FBI’s investigation into Abadin’s E-mails. Health insurance rate increases will directly impact far more people than any information on Abadin’s E-mails because their health insurance premiums are going up at a time when stagflation (higher costs of living and stagnant or lower wages) is increasing as the income inequality gap widens! But you don’t hear Hillary Clinton talking about this do you? The only reason she even talks about: reducing income inequality, creating jobs, free college, equal pay for women etc is because they were part of Bernie Sanders’ extremely popular campaign against her.
As Wall Street’s main girl, Clinton doesn’t really believe any of that nor is she going to push it if she is elected. (Even if she is elected she will be stymied by the Congressional investigations that will be launched against her.)
This is huge but the corporate media is suppressing it. Since they won’t tell you I will. Here is an example of the average rate increases in the key battleground states: Ohio: 13.12% increase, Florida: 17.40% increase, Pennsylvania: 32.5% increase, Nevada: 11.74% increase Maine: 21.24% increase, New Hampshire: 12.44% increase, Virginia: 21.68% increase, North Carolina: 24.30% increase, Iowa: 20.46% increase, Michigan: 16.06% increase, Wisconsin: 20.39% increase. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/pass-average-2017-obamacare-premium-increases-battleground-states/. How do you think people in these states would vote if the corporate media were talking about this and showing how these increases will affect family budgets?!
But you won’t see or hear much about this important issue in the “news” because the mainstream media which is owned by the 1% is shilling for Clinton. Let’s not forget one of Clinton’s main talking points is continuing Obama’s legacy. You mean the legacy of increasing wars, (Obama has started more wars that are or have destroyed more countries than George W. Bu$h) killing innocent civilians with drone strikes and being a willing shill for Wall Street, the insurance companies, Big Pharma and other special interests?
The trove of Wikleaks hacks of the Democratic National Committee, Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta, and other Clinton associates reveal patterns of sordid dealings, disingenuousness and a disdain for the masses that add fuel to her already hugely unfavorable rating. (The corporate media is also suppressing the rampant fraud and corruption of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation but these are topics for another day.)
Neither major candidate is a peach and they both have had “October surprises”. In the overall scheme of things I think the Affordable Care Act premium increases trump (pardon the pun) Clinton’s E-mail brouhaha or Trump’s potty mouth and misogyny.