Five of the first ten amendments to the US Constitution are a problem for Barack Obama and his socialist following. What socialist government wants its citizens to have freedom of speech, religion, the right to bear arms, protection against illegal search and seizure and the freedom of self-incrimination? Honoring states’ rights as stated in the 10th Amendment is also problematic for a federal socialist government.
Even since Obama illegally moved into the White House, we have seen his many efforts to abolish the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 10th Amendments. It’s no longer acceptable or legal for a Christian to publically criticize a homosexual or refuse to serve them while at the same time it is legal for a homosexual to trample on and blaspheme God and Jesus Christ. Do I even need to mention how many times Obama has tried to disarm the American people? No knock raids are now being held up in courts all around the country and it’s okay to force a conservative or Christian to incriminate themselves while liberals and socialists are allowed to lie through their teeth.
Finally, we have seen numerous examples of the Obama administration legally attacking states for passing laws that go against Obama’s agenda. They filed suits against states that passed voter ID laws and those that passed their own immigration laws and so on.
Yet, according to the 10th Amendment, the federal government only has the limited powers granted to it by the Constitution and the states, not the other way around.
So I can’t help but wonder if Obama’s Medicaid expansion via the Affordable Care Act is nothing more than a means to place many states in dire financial problems that they end up going bankrupt and turning to the federal government for help.
The majority of states are continuing to report large increases in Medicaid enrollment. California has seen an increase of 34%, swelling their Medicaid enrollees to 12.2 million. Kentucky has seen an 88% increase in Medicaid enrollment, the highest increase since the start of Obamacare, swelling their numbers to 1.1 million.
Part of the Obamacare expansion was the promise of the federal government to pay 50% of the additional costs to the states, however a number of states have been reporting difficulties in obtaining the federal government’s promised reimbursement.
Add that to the fact that the more people enrolled in Medicaid, the more each state has to pay to cover them. Combined with the failure of the feds to pay their share, many states are finding it extremely difficult to generate the additional funds necessary to maintain the Medicaid program.
From all indications, Obama knew in advance that his expanded Medicaid would be a huge financial burden on many states who are already struggling with budget deficits. Consequently it forces the question of his motive, which I believe was designed to force states to yield more of their power and authority to the federal government.
Just like Obama is beating Christians into submission and giving up their faith, he is beating states into submission to force them to give up their authority and he won’t rest until the states fully surrender to his tyrannical dictatorial power crazed agenda!