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NEWS and OPINIONS by BILL STANLEY

Obama Care Not Helpful To People 18 To 64 With Private Health Insurance

(3 Dec 2016) Earlier this year, 69.2% of residents age 18 to 64 had private health insurance, including people with Obama Care via the exchanges ... the same rate as in 2005. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

Higher Probability Black Children Live In 1-Parent Households And Receive Food Stamps

(3 Dec 2016) 75.6% of non-Hispanic whites under 18 live with both parents ... 38.7% of blacks. 76.4% under 18 in households not receiving food stamps are living with both parents. 60.8% under 18 in households receiving food stamps are living with 1 parent.

Chicago More Deadly Than Afghanistan

(20 Nov 2016) The most U.S. military killed in action in Afghanistan in 1 year was 440 in 2010. There have been 685 homicides in Chicago in 2016 through mid-Nov. The last time Chicago exceeded 700 in 1 year was 704 in 1998. Chicago's record is 940 in 1992. (Sources: iCasualties, Chicago Tribune, DNAinfo, abc News)

Migrants Sending Money To Mexico Hurts U.S. Economy

(16 Nov 2016) In 2015, migrants in the U.S. sent almost $25 billion in remittances to Mexico … money earned in the U.S. and spent in Mexico. (Source: 14 Nov 2016 Associated Press)

U.S.-Born Hispanics Not In Labor Force Has More Than Doubled In 16 Years

(15 Nov 2016) The number of Hispanics born in the U.S. who are between 18 and 64 years old and not in the labor force has increased from 2.3 million to 4.9 million from 2000 to now. (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau)

Illegal Aliens Are 10.4% of Nevada's Workforce

(15 Nov 2016) In 2014, there were 7.9 million illegal aliens working or looking for work. The states with the largest percentages of their workforces being illegal aliens were Nevada (10.4), California (9.0) and Texas (8.5). Illegal aliens are 22% of the crop production workforce, 22% of private household employment, 21% of the landscaping industry, 19% of the apparel manufacturing industry, 19% of the building maintenance sector and 18% of the dry cleaning/ laundry industry. Illegal aliens outnumbered legal immigrants 26 vs 20% in farming jobs and 15 vs 12% in construction jobs. Illegal aliens made up only 2% each of management, professional and office support workers. (Source: 3 Nov 2016 Pew Research Center)

80% More Government Employees Than Manufacturing Employees

(10 Nov 2016) The government has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment data since January 1939. Manufacturing employees outnumbered government employees every month until August 1989. In October 2016, government employment was 22.2 million, compared to 12.3 million manufacturing employees. The 22.2 million government jobs exceed the individual populations of 48 states. (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7 Nov 2016 CNSNews)

Obama's Afghanistan War

(10 Nov 2016) 75% of U.S. military deaths and 87% of injuries in Afghanistan have taken place during Czar Obama’s reign. (Sources: Dept. of Defense, Breitbart News)

Addicted To Taxpayer Support

(7 Nov 2016) 73,137,154 people benefitted from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in August … 22.5% of the population. (Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Census Bureau, CNSNews)

National Public Debt Continues To Soar

(6 Nov 2016) During the 93 full months of Czar Obama's reign, the national public debt increased by $9.17 trillion to $19.81 trillion, at an annual rate of $1.18 trillion. During Bush's 95 full months, the debt increased $4.98 trillion at an annual rate of $0.63 trillion. Obama's rate is 1.84 times Bush's. Bush was bad ... Obama is horrible.

Competition From Uber And Lyft Driving Down Price Of Taxi Medallions

(5 Nov 2016) Operating a yellow cab in New York City requires purchase of a medallion, starting at about $350,000 to $400,000 on nycitycab.com. In 2014, they cost over a $million. Competition from rideshares like Uber and Lyft caused the decrease. In April 2015, cabs had 84% of the trips. In April 2016, it was 65%. (Sources: Morgan Stanley, 12 Oct 2016 Business Insider)

Welfare For Dairy Farmers

(5 Nov 2016) Because of an increase in the production of milk, the price has dropped. In order to subsidize dairy farmers, the Dept. of Agriculture bought $20 million worth of cheese in August and plans to buy another $20 million. (Source: 25 Oct 2016 Daily Signal)

Government Is Taking Over Medical Care ... 37.1% of Population

(2 Nov 2016) In 2017, there will be 5 states with only 1 insurance company offering health insurance plans through the Obama Care exchanges … Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, S. Carolina and Wyoming. Since the exchanges opened, the number of people with medical insurance has increased by 20 million. In July, there were 72,810,267 people enrolled in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Virtually all costs are paid by taxpayers ... redistribution of income / wealth ... from those who earned it to those who did not. This was an increase of 15,393,550 since the Obama Care exchanges opened. The increase in these 2 programs is 77% of the additional 20 million with medical care. In 2015, 118,395,000 people had government health insurance at some point during the year ... 37.1% of the population ... Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, military and veterans. (Sources: Census Bureau, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kaiser Family Foundation, 26 Oct 2016 Obama Care architect Jonathon Gruber, 26 Oct Townhall)

Obama Care In 2017 ... Fewer Insurance Companies, Fewer Co-ops, Higher Premiums

(2 Nov 2016) The number of insurers participating on the Obama Care exchanges is likely to drop from 232 this year to 167 in 2017. 20% of consumers will have only 1 insurer to choose from. 17 of the 23 co-ops created have failed. The 2nd lowest cost Silver plan premiums for a 40-year-old non-smoker making $30,000 per year will increase an average of 25% across the 39 states serviced by the online marketplace HealthCare.gov. This increase is larger than in any previous year. The largest percentage increases in major cities will be: Phoenix 145, Birmingham 71, Oklahoma City 67, Minneapolis 55 and Philadelphia 51. The largest decrease of the major cities will be Indianapolis 4. (Sources: Obama administration, 24 Oct 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation, 25 Oct Daily Signal)

Many Cities Had Obama Care Premium Increases Exceeding 20% This Year

(2 Nov 2016) Obama Care exchange Silver plan premiums were calculated using the rates for a 40-year-old non-smoker in major cities in all states and D.C. The largest percentage increases from 2015 to 2016 were: Nashville 38.4, Oklahoma City 34.7, Billings 33.6, Denver 32.2, Anchorage 31.4, Honolulu 31.0, Boise 30.0, Minneapolis 28.4, Charlotte 25.5, Portland 22.5 and Sioux Falls 20.2. The largest percentage decrease was Seattle 10.6. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)

$1 Trillion Required For Water Projects Due To Immigration

(27 Oct 2016) The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) is being sued over immigration's destructive impact on resources and open spaces. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires "any agency considering an action that will affect the environment to analyze and publicize those effects”. DHS and predecessor Immigration and Naturalization Service have ignored NEPA's requirement. Current immigration policy will add over 100 million people to the U.S. by 2065. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that taxpayers must pay $1 trillion for water projects to meet the growing immigration population that the federal government mandates. (Sources: Immigration Reform Law Institute, 19 Oct 2016 NumbersUSA) <

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