With only four more months left in office, President Barack Obama and his Democratic cronies are doing everything they can to transform the United States into a Third World country.
The latest twist in their plan to turn America into a socialist basket case involves giving illegal immigrants “free” health care, while giving nothing to assist the millions of struggling American senior citizens whose hard work and sacrifices built this country.
Democrats have asked the Obama administration for a waiver to allow illegal aliens the right to participate in the California state ObamaCare health exchange, called Covered California.
Immigration patriots say this bill is really just the first half of a trap to get U.S. taxpayers on the hook to paying for illegal immigrants’ welfare. There are millions of illegals in California, but experts say only about 17,000 will actually buy insurance — unless American taxpayers pony up the money to underwrite their policies.
“This is a two-step process: Open the door to the exchanges, but when no one can afford to buy insurance, you come back and add the subsidies,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
You can hardly blame illegals. It’s hard for anyone to afford health care now that it’s become “free” under ObamaCare. Premiums will increase another 13 percent in California this year.
And the people who are the hardest hit are America’s senior citizens — which are being ignored in the state.
“If lawmakers wish to focus on a truly needy group they need look no further than our nation’s ill-served senior citizens,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Under this proposal, every dollar spent to care for individuals who sneak into the country means there is less money available for our own elderly population, who have spent lifetimes paying income taxes and Social Security taxes.”
If you really want to see who Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and their establishment pals care about, compare their love for illegals to how they treat our own seniors.
This year, the elderly on Social Security got no cost-of-living adjustment. That’s only the third time that’s happened in 40 years – and all three times the elderly got stiffed happened under Obama.
Weber said it’s “frustrating” for seniors “that legislators are willing to consider funding healthcare for illegals when they don’t care enough about seniors to provide a meager one-percent Cost of Living benefits increase.”
It’s also frustrating to see the president lie through his teeth, but he’s doing it again and again. When ObamaCare was passed, Obama promised illegal aliens would never benefit from it – something that made Congressman Joe Wilson yell “You lie!” to the president in 2009.
At the time, Wilson was crucified as a deplorable racist. Now, Democrats are admitting he was right, and giving government benefits to illegals was their plan all along.
California’s entire Democratic congressional delegation wrote a letter to Obama administration officials urging them to support it. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard said that somehow Americans owe this to illegals, because, “Expanding healthcare access for undocumented residents is the moral and ethical thing to do.”
Nine Republicans wrote their own letter, saying that making illegals eligible for ObamaCare would be another broken promise, just like allowing Americans to keep their doctors.
But Democrats are ready and eager to dole out federal handouts. They’ve already let illegal immigrants sign their children up for Medicaid at a cost of $132 million a year, minimum.
But that’s just the beginning of the way they want Americans – especially seniors – to pay for illegal immigrants.
Last September, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat, introduced a bill that lets illegal aliens get health care through the ObamaCare state exchanges “makes them eligible for subsidies if and when they file taxes — just like the rest of us.”
There’s one more wrinkle – 15 million of people who signed up on the ObamaCare exchanges never paid a dime for their insurance. They ended up on Medicaid or state health insurance plans, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, instead. Sooner or later, illegals will be added to those programs by ignoring the law or making them U.S. citizens through a massive amnesty program.
One California Republican warns this one-two punch of amnesty for illegals and giving them socialized medicine is the way liberals will completely destroy our constitutional form of government and replace it with a socialist tyranny.
“If we have amnesty, the breakdown that has happened in California will be the model of what happens to the whole country,” said California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, a Republican, in 2013.
“The Left is very interested in changing our society and changing the fundamentals of our society,” he said. Liberals are plotting to “erase our individualist and free enterprise system” and turn us into a “nation much more leftist and socialist.”
The liberal politician, like Obama, doesn’t care about illegal immigrants. He just “sees illegal immigration and ‘immigration reform’ as a means to transform our nation.”
Obama and the Democrats want to use illegal immigration to transform America into a high-tax, socialist hellhole like Venezuela.
And they want seniors to pay the price.
– The Horn editorial team