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Grant Theft Obamacare
American Spectator ^ | 10/19/2015 | David Catron

Posted on 10/19/2015 5:22:25 AM PDT by rootin tootin

Between 2010 and 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $4.6 billion in Obamacare start-up grants to 16 Democrat-controlled states and the District of Columbia. $1.4 billion of this taxpayer largesse was spent on exchanges, many of which imploded upon launch or operated so inefficiently that enrollees have been left to the tender mercies of The rest of these states also appear likely to abandon their exchanges in favor of federal “marketplaces.” Yet, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), they have kept all but $1 million of the grants. Where’s the rest of our money?

What happened to the remaining $3.2 billion in taxpayer-funded grant money remains unknown, despite the valiant efforts of the GAO to solve the mystery. The nonpartisan agency released a report at the end of last month revealing that CMS oversight of the Obamacare grant process has been so inept that it is virtually impossible to gain more than a tenuous grasp on the expenditure amounts, much less where the money actually went ... considering the general lawlessness of the Obama administration and the Democrats in general, it’s probably not a coincidence that most of the Obamacare grants went to “blue” states.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; grant; obamacare; theft

1 posted on 10/19/2015 5:22:25 AM PDT by rootin tootin
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To: rootin tootin

Reward your friends, punish your enemies.

2 posted on 10/19/2015 5:25:31 AM PDT by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in am dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: rootin tootin

Brought to you by your first black Muslim president. I think its safe to say America was conned big time.

3 posted on 10/19/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rootin tootin

the democrat party is a criminal enterprise

4 posted on 10/19/2015 5:27:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ....carson is the kinder gentler trump)
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To: rootin tootin

Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money, watch it burn

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

5 posted on 10/19/2015 5:32:10 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: rootin tootin

Almost half of Americans don’t mind being conned or are too stupid to see it or even admit it.

6 posted on 10/19/2015 5:32:50 AM PDT by tflabo (Psalm 1)
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To: rootin tootin

AFTER reading the article - I think the author is playing
Fast and loose with the money figures-

(don’t get me wrong - O’BUMMER Care is crap)

But looking at just the figure for Minnesota— the amount
of money spent on I.T. - I know is approaching OVER
200 $million!- the Demonrat rat party voted for this and
we will eventually go bankrupt— but we burned thru our
O’bummer stash very quickly- and what most people do NOT

THE REGULATIONS CHANGE YEARLY!!— and the state agencies
have to comply- - yep- New software,equipment,contractors
to add/delete and modify health requirements-

4-5 Billion??? for these 16 states?
could have Been $50 Billion!- won’t work

7 posted on 10/19/2015 5:36:02 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: griswold3

Pretty much, but they have their eyes on a vicious application of that.

They seek to have their political enemies pay for all the goods and services that they “give” to their political supporters,

AND at the same time, deny those who are paying for it access to those very goods and services due to prohibitive costs.

8 posted on 10/19/2015 5:38:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

Pelosi was orgasmic at the O/Care signing. Ut, oh. Harry's hands are not visible.

The Obamacare atrocity was a cunning vehicle for
consolidating Dummycrat power. Dems cashed-in bigtime.

(A) Michelle's buddy---botched the billion dollar web site rollout---still doesn't work.

(B) Harry Reid's $4 billion "accidental" payment to Landrieu is a clue to how the straight party-line vote got this atrocity passed.

(C) A multi-billion dollar slush fund---the Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest.

Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation).

In 2010 Taxpayers are extorted $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion........

....the reasons for all those O/Care delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.

9 posted on 10/19/2015 6:08:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All
Ding-a-ling Obama is at the center of the Obamacare deception, a con game he pulled off...... in lockstep w/ Democrat loyalists.

Obama ordered the obeisant Jonathan Gruber to find ways to game the CBO numbers (together w/ other “healthcare experts” in on the hoax) so that they could cook the books.

After all, Americans were too "stupid" to figure it out.

The preening Gruber and lamebrain Obama knew the "dirty little secret"---that Romneycare ripped off the federal govt (read taxpayers) to finance itself.


The ego-driven Gruber loved to pat himself on the back. He, a lowly MIT professor, was now in the company of the Big Boys---visitng the WH a dozen times--rubbing shoulders w/ lock-stepping liberals.

Anytime he found himself before an audience, the self-satisfied Gruber lapsed into his gleeful, endless showboating passing Obamacare was accomplished over the concerns of those "stupid" Americans popping up at townhalls across the nation.


THE SMOKING GUN---On July 20, 2009, Jonathan Gruber met with the POTUS in the West Wing. He was there almost four hours. This little gem clearly identified Obama as the source of the lie behind the "Cadillac Tax." The preening Gruber had fingered Obama in the deliberate lie con man Obama used to pass the healthcare atrocity.

10 posted on 10/19/2015 6:09:52 AM PDT by Liz
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