Where The Sewer For The Obama Administration’s Waste

It isn’t hard to guess where it starts, where the sewer line for transportation of the waste begins and stops for the biggest portion of the waste falling to the bottom of the scat pond, and why it continues year after year.

No idea for the answer?  Really? Then try the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Department led by Secretary Katherine Sebilius. Read about it at the Brietbart piece found below and find examples of smaller waste and fraud at the Related Articles following the main story:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimated that in 2013 it improperly spent about $65 billion in taxpayer funds through waste, errors, and fraud, a figure that was primarily fueled by an estimated $60 billion in overpayments to Medicare and Medicaid.

According to the HHS FY 2013 financial report released in mid-December, last year HHS improperly spent a total of $65.3 billion under all its programs, an increase from the $64.8 billion misspent in 2012.

Erroneous payments by Medicare increased by almost 12 percent, from around $44.3 billion in 2012 to almost $49.9 billion in 2013. That means that last year, nearly $1 out of every $10 spent on Medicare beneficiaries was doled out by mistake. 

Conversely, Medicaid saw a substantial decrease in payment errors of about 25 percent, down from about $19.2 billion in 2012 to $14.4 billion in 2013.

HHS made an estimated $64.3 billion in erroneous payments last year under Medicare and Medicaid combined, an increase from the $63.5 billion in 2012. 

The majority of improper or mistaken payments in 2013 came in the form of overpayments. Improper payments were broken down by overpayments and underpayments in the HHS financial document.  

All in all, in 2013 HHS overpaid a total of $60.6 billion; that is more than 90 percent of the $65.3 billion in improperly spent taxpayer funds for last year. 

Of the $64.3 billion in improper payments just accounting for Medicare and Medicaid last year, $59.6 billion were overpayments, including $45.7 billion spent by Medicare and $13.9 billion by Medicaid.

To put it in perspective, the estimated $60 billion in Medicare and Medicaid overpayments made in 2013 are about three times the expected $20 billion in deficit reduction under the budget deal struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his Senate counterpart Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).

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Someone Should Have Warned Us About ObamaCare

Wait they did warn us.  We were cautioned time and again about this pig in a poke, but although we could read … we didn’t heed.  Much more important — the progressives among us in positions of power had to vote for it so they would know what was in it.  Well, more and more of the future damage and verification of the big lie that is ObamaCare is coming out.

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English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Mexico Watchdog has just posted a piece on their site letting us know we were the victims of a giant scheme.  For those voting for Obama in the last two elections; we hope you realize you are paying for your stupidity as your emptying wallet or purse hits you in your bounteous bottoms.  Click the link below to see the post at New Mexico Watchdog:

ObamaCare Stinking More And More

Thanks and a flap of the cap to Rob Nikolewski and New Mexico Watchdog

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Congress, Why Not Try To Pay Attention?

“Part of my responsibility as the Ranking Member is to look at the long-term costs of legislation… I was floored by what we discovered. At a time when we should be trying to shore up Medicare and Social Security, this health law adds an entirely new obligation—one we cannot pay for—and puts the entire financing of the United States government in jeopardy. We don’t have the money. We don’t have another $17 trillion in unfunded liabilities that we can add to our account.”

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today to share the Committee’s finding that the president’s health law will grow our nation’s unfunded liabilities by $17 trillion beyond our existing obligations, putting current entitlement programs in much greater jeopardy. The new $17 trillion unfunded obligation is more the twice Social Security’s $7 trillion unfunded obligation, and represents a modest estimate based on the administration’s own optimistic assumptions.

A rush transcript of Sessions’ remarks follows:

“I’m here today to share a new and stunning revelation unearthed by my staff on the Senate Budget Committee. Part of my responsibility as the Ranking Member is to look at the long-term costs of legislation. So we wanted to ascertain the long-term costs of the president’s health bill and I mean the kind of long-term cost analysis that has been going on for a number of years with regard to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid over a 75-year period. I was floored by what we discovered. But first, let’s put this in a little context.

President Obama told the American people that his health law would cost $900 billion over ten years and that it would not add ‘one dime’ to the debt.

But we have shown the cost for ten years of implementation is actually $2.6 trillionalmost three times as much. In addition, the offsets used to reduce the law’s official cost were enormous and phony, as I have discussed before, and will detail at another time. The more we learn about the bill, the more we discover that it’s even more unaffordable than was suspected.

So, over a period of about three months, our staff worked to estimate the new unfunded liability imposed by the health law. This is not the total cost of the bill, but the unfunded, mandatory coverage obligations incurred by the United States government on behalf of the United States people over a period of time. An unfunded obligation is basically the amount of money we have to spend on a mandatory expense that does not have a funding source—money we don’t have but that we are committed to spend. It is this kind of long-term, unfunded obligation that has placed this nation’s financial situation at such great risk. It is what has called witness after witness before the Budget Committee, where I serve as Ranking Member, to tell us that we are on an unsustainable path. That means money we will either have to print, borrow, or tax to meet the obligations we have incurred as a people as a result of the passage of this bill. For instance, Social Security has an unfunded liability of $7 trillion over the next 75 years. That’s an enormous sum. It’s double the entire amount of the United States budget today.

My staff used the models that are used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and worked diligently to come up with a figure. That figure—based on the administration’s own optimistic assumptions and claims about the cost of the law—is an incredible $17 trillion. That is more than twice the unfunded liability of Social Security.

When you include the new health law with our existing obligations like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—we now have $99.4 trillion in total unfunded obligations over 75 years.

I want to emphasize: this $17 trillion figure is not an estimate based on what we think will occur if the administration’s claims and promises are false. We use the administration’s own figures. So the unfunded liability is almost certainly not going to be less than $17 trillion but, if any more of the administration’s claims unravel—as so many already have—the cost of the program’s unpaid for obligation will rise radically higher than $17 trillion. For instance, former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin says millions more may lose their current employer coverage and be placed into the government exchanges than currently projected.

Let me briefly explain some of what now comprises this additional $17 trillion in unfunded obligations.

$12 trillion is for the health care law’s premium subsidy program. You see, the law created new regulations that drive up the price of insurance for millions of Americans. The writers of the law knew it would inflate the cost of insurance premiums, so to cover that cost they had to include new government subsidies so people could pay for their more expensive insurance.

On Medicaid, this new health care law has added another $5 trillion in unfunded liabilities. This is on top of the substantial unfunded obligations that the federal and state governments have already had to take on in order to support Medicaid, and they have vigorously protested to us, warning of these deep, additional expenditure requirements that are falling on the states.

And these figures don’t even account for the dozens of new bureaucracies that will be created to implement the president’s health care law or the expansion of existing bureaucracies. For instance, the IRS has requested 4,000 new agents and $303 million in additional funds to begin implementing the law.

At a time when we should be trying to shore up Medicare and Social Security, this health law adds an entirely new obligation—one we cannot pay for—and puts the entire financing of the United States government in jeopardy. We don’t have the money. We don’t have another $17 trillion in unfunded liabilities that we can add to our account. We have to reduce the ones that we have. This has been obvious for decades. Multiple decades. People have talked about it repeatedly. Instead of doing something about those programs that are headed to bankruptcy, we add—under this president’s determined insistence and under a straight party line vote—one of the largest unfunded mandates in history on top of what we already have. How can we possibly justify this? We cannot justify it. This bill has got to be removed from the books. It would be absolutely irresponsible for this Congress to maintain a law that would run up this kind of debt. Two and half times the unfunded obligations of Social Security.

I will be sending a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking them to construct their independent estimate of the president’s unfunded health law obligations. This is an urgent matter. And I plan to come to the floor in coming days to continue to explain the true fiscal facts about this legislation.

This bill is unpopular, unaffordable and unconstitutional. It must be repealed.”

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Conspiracy Brews, But Not What You’d Think




“By investing in connectivity, we can overcome our geography, preserve our environment, enhance the education of our children, and improve our economy.
New Mexico deserves nothing less.”

Rep. Janice E. Arnold-Jones · House District 24


Saturday Morning Office Hours
(Coffee with Janice)
(Conspiracy Brews)

November 20, 2010
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

–All Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Greens and others are welcome!
We think that government should be open and honest at all times.

(Quote of the week)

“Shallow men believe in luck.  Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Suggested Topics

— What is rationing in Obamacare…is a two month extension of life worth $95,000?

— NM Medicaid is running out of money…how severe must the cuts be?

— Janice has been warning for years that the retirement funds were under funded …
have the chickens come home to roost?

— What paradigms are needed to improve education in NM?


*** Two committees, one on Education and one on Race, will plan
the agenda for the
Town Hall meetings we will have In January and March
before & following the legislative session!


(Light Quotes of the week)

“Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados (sic) are both called users.”

Clifford Stoll

“If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee —
that will do them in.”

Bradley’s Bromide

I like pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us.  Pigs treat us as equals.”

Sir Winston Churchill


***There are now two other meetings like ours occurring in Albuquerque.

(Canceled until after the Election)
New Mexicans 4 Limited Government
Second and Fourth Wednesdays @ 4700 Lincoln Rd NW, ABQ 87109
(5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

South Valley Citizens for Common Sense
Fourth Saturday Every Month @ Abuelita’s New Mexican Kitchen
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Fascinating and unique discussions each week.
Join us!

Janice (New Mexico Now) is now live on KIVA AM 1550 M-F 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

If you can’t pick up the station in your location, then stream it over the Internet at


Phone Number 505-265-1550

or Toll-Free 1-877-437-6119

Email:  talk@kiva1550.com

— KIVA has arranged with  other radio stations around NM so this show will be state wide:


1550 AM
102.3 FM
91.7 FM
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1100 AM





— Tell your friends and acquaintances to check in their area for the stations that will carry
the broadcasts
— Adam Kokesh has a show, Adam vs The Man, from 9-11 PM each day, also on KIVA AM.


Another Health Care Reform Possibility From The States

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by Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009).

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

According to think tanks from 33 states there are very viable alternatives to health plans now being bandied about by Congress and President Obama. The following is to be the meat and potatoes of the plan.

Patient-Centered Health Care Reform:

  • Leverages Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). HSAs empower individuals to monitor their health care costs and create incentives for individuals to use only those services that are necessary;

  • Allows interstate purchasing of insurance. Policies in some states are more affordable because they include fewer bells and whistles, and consumers should be empowered to decide which benefits they need and what prices they are willing to pay;
  • Reduces the number of mandated benefits insurers are required to cover. Empowering consumers to choose which benefits they need is only effective if insurers are able to fill these needs;
  • Reallocates the majority of Medicaid spending into simple vouchers for low-income individuals to purchase their own insurance. An income-based sliding scale voucher program would eliminate much of the massive bureaucracy that is needed to implement today’s complex and burdensome Medicaid system and produce considerable cost savings;
  • Eliminates unnecessary scope-of-practice laws and allow non-physician health care professionals practice to the extent of their education and training. Retail clinics have shown that increasing the provider pool safely increases competition and access to care and empowers the patient to decide from whom they receive their care;
  • Reforms tort liability laws. Defensive medicine needlessly drives up medical costs and creates an adversarial relationship between doctors and patients

I don’t believe any of these ideas are entirely new and different from those considered to some extent in past years, but I especially lean toward something like the next to last and last bullets.

The information in this blog post comes from BigGovernment.com here or, if you prefer, you can access the complete article here

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