Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day209 Saturday 03/26/11

ran 3.3 miles
Ten Things You May Not Know About ObamaCare
  • Since Jan. 1 of this year (2011), you cannot use your flex-account at work (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase over-the-counter medicines.
  • Since July 1 of last year (2010), Americans have been paying a 10 percent excise tax on all indoor tanning services.
  • Starting in 2018, if your health insurance is “too good” or considered a “Cadillac” plan, then you will incur a new 40 percent tax on your health plan.
  • ObamaCare has 21 new or higher taxes in it, totaling over $500 billion in increased taxes going to the government over 10 years.
  • Beginning in 2014, individuals and families that do not purchase “qualifying” -- as defined by federal bureaucrats -- health insurance will be forced to pay a yearly tax penalty.
  • Seven tax hikes in ObamaCare directly break President Obama’s “firm pledge” not to raise any form of taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 per year and families making less than $250,000 per year.
  • The capital gains tax rate under ObamaCare will rise to 23.8 percent starting in 2012. That is a 59 percent increase from its current rate.
  • In 2013, those Americans facing the highest medical bills and the least ability to pay for them will find their ability to deduct medical expenses is further limited (medical expenses must be reduced by 10 percent of income under ObamaCare, rather than current law’s 7.5 percent).
  • Beginning in 2014, businesses with over 50 employees will be forced to offer health coverage for everyone, or pay a hefty tax for each employee.
  • In 2013, ObamaCare caps the amount individuals and families can put in their flexible savings accounts at $2500. Currently there is no cap and these accounts are used for a myriad of health expenses including paying upwards of $14,000 in tuition to special needs schools for some parents.
Article from Americans For Tax Reform.

Republicans Utilize American Discontent For ObamCare To Help Win In 2012

Republicans with their eyes on the White House in 2012 spoke to hundreds of conservatives today in Iowa emphasizing that Barack Obama’s health care plan could help make substantial gains in 2012.

“The ultimate arrogance, in my opinion, is Obama-care. That’s why I am so absolutely confident in 2012. Americans have made the decision that we’re going to take our country back.”

Michele Bachmann

“We don’t like the radical socialist agenda that is being shoved down our throats.”

Herman Cain

“It’s never gone below a majority of Americans who want to see Obama-care repealed. This is, I believe, the greatest power grab that I have ever seen.”

LinkMichele Bachmann

I’ve mentioned it often on this blog and I’ll say it again, check out Health Care Compact on facebook. Nearly forty states are working toward this compact to avoid ObamaCare and HCC posts each day about the progress different states are making.

1,481.4 miles to go.


  1. propaganda 1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.

  2. It is what it is, though. Do I have some sort of obligation to sit idly by and not list negative attributes of the health care law? And do Potential GOP presidential candidates have a duty to not attack one of the most controversial aspects of Obama's presidency so that they may win the presidency?
    Propoganda has an ugly connotation to it but it thrives in politics, unfortunately. I don't like it, I know you don't like it, but if the alternative to constantly expressing speculation of a health care law I have little faith in for the future of this country is to simply put a gag in my mouth and accept it then what does that say about me and my character to stand up for what I believe in?
    To have the information on this blog be labeled in your opinion as propoganda by you, or others, is far more acceptable to me than sitting in silence and doing nothing about something I so firmly disagree with.

  3. The points in the top 10 list above deal with added responsibility, just as you mentioned in Arizona. A good decision balances the pros and cons of an issue. The list above is the culmination of negative searching and I must say it's pretty weak. The fact that this bill is doomed to fail is a preconception that began before the first word of the bill was ever typed.

  4. Arizona is a state with unique circumstances, like the other 49 states. Our president proposed a health care law that disregards the diversity of 50 states. That makes no sense and it is as naive as any other utopian, one size fits all failure.
    I agree this bill was preconceived to fail before it was ever typed and now that it has been typed it is more doomed to failure than ever.
    But, I'll give you this. If Barack Obama had enough foresight to pass a health care bill that was so ridiculous it would actually make each and every one of the fifty states take the initiative to modify their own statewide health care programs in a more fair and more efficient manner then I would call him a master of reverse psychology. Ultimately, that is what he is achieving. But I don't believe that is the case. I don't think it was deliberate, but Barack Obama is singlehandedly waking this country up and reminding us of how much we love America...through his actions.

  5. "Starting in 2018, if your health insurance is “too good” or considered a “Cadillac” plan, then you will incur a new 40 percent tax on your health plan."

    By 2018 we'll probably have similar taxes on every benefit a hardworking American strives for. Is your house a "mansion" more taxes. Do you own a boat/RV/motorcycle? Well that's downright unncessary--more taxes you shall pay!

    Totally makes sense right?
    I mean if you work hard to earn these things you should be penalized. After all there are plenty of lazy people lounging around collecting handouts that are quite jealous.

    Tax, tax, tax away!