While President Barack Obama and his minions walk on eggshells not to offend corrupt and lawless nations such as Iran, they are more than ready to clearly display their vitriol for Republicans, Tea Party members and anyone opposed to the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare, claim several GOP lawmakers and political operatives on Friday. Obamacare opponents are also concerned with the so-called Navigators who will have access to Americans' personal information but who are not being vetted when hired by the Obama administration.
"The news media gushed over Obama's description of his telephone communications on Friday with the leader of Iran, but on that same day he bashed the Republicans -- American citizens -- and he and his supporters called them 'terrorists,' 'extortionists,' "extremists," and used other negative terms to describe those who believe Obamacare is bad medicine, bad policy and bad law," said Mike Baker, a political strategist and attorney.
"The Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid, called Tea Party opponents of Obamacare 'anarchists.' This isn't a statement from a talk show host like Chris Matthews or other leftist commentators. This came from the Senate's top leader," Baker said. "But no one is talking about a very real threat to Americans' security -- unvetted Navigators who will be given access to all kinds of confidential information," Baker added.
"I think the Democratic Party leaders, including Obama, forget that there are a number of federal, state and local law enforcement and security officials who are Republicans and even active in grassroots organizations such as the Tea Party and the Constitution Party. Are they terrorists or extortionists? Do these law enforcement professionals go around spouting such nonsense to describe politicians with whom they disagree?" asks former NYPD police officer, Iris Aquino, who's a charter member of an Hispanic police officers organization.
Upon hearing that the Obama Administration will delay Internet enrollment for Obamacare exchanges setup for small business, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee made a public statement blasting President Obama and his healthcare law.
“While President Obama was busy telling Americans that an increasingly unpopular law is ‘here to stay,’ ‘sources’ from his Administration were telling reporters that there would be yet another delay, this one denying small businesses the ability to enroll online through insurance exchanges," said Rep. Issa.
"We already know that Obamacare is expensive, confusing, and raising health insurance costs for ordinary Americans. It is obvious that the Administration is just as unprepared for Obamacare’s Oct. 1, 2013 start date as the rest of the country. So far the White House has issued delay after delay for parts of the law they find inconvenient, however, American families and individuals who will bear the brunt of the law have gotten no such relief,” Issa angrily declared.
During a speech in Maryland, written to "sell" Obamacare to rank-and-file Americans, President Obama claimed, "For a long time, America was the only advanced economy in the world where health care was not a right, but a privilege. We spent more, we got less. We left tens of millions of Americans without the security of health insurance."
"In the wealthiest country on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. Despite all the obstacles, the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law in 2010. The Supreme Court ruled it constitutional last year," Obama stressed.
However, Oversight Committee issued a staff report which reveals that the so-called Navigators and Assisters, thousands of whom were -- and still are -- being hired to enroll Americans in Obamacare "pose huge risks for fraud, identity theft and lack proper safeguard to protect sensitive, personal information."
A part of Issa's staff report reveals the lack of protection and security contained in Obamacare's enrollment program. For example the report states:
"Although the structure of the Navigator and Assister programs could potentially lead to consumers receiving incomplete and inaccurate information about the law, the main concern for consumers is the heightened risk of identity theft and financial loss from a poorly managed outreach campaign. Navigators and Assisters will come into contact with a plethora of personally identifiable information (PII), including an applicant’s Social Security number, date of birth and income, as well as the PII of everyone in an applicant’s household.
"Some of the training received by Navigators and Assisters will be related to consumer protection and privacy standards, but substantial risks remain. In part, substantial risks remain because the Administration decided not to require background checks and fingerprinting of individuals hired by Navigator and Assister organizations.
"Under the Administration’s plan, unless states have already taken actions to protect their citizens, Navigators and Assisters are not prohibited from hiring convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud. State efforts to protect citizens from the fraud and identity theft risks posed by Navigators and Assisters have largely been stymied by the Health and Human Service Department’s (HHS) delay in releasing regulations and guidance about the Administration’s planned outreach campaign for ObamaCare."