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Letter: Liberal policies damage our individual freedoms

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:20 am

John Cooper recently submitted a letter expressing his feelings towards several issues and people, me being one. He stated that people like myself who have experienced economic damage and a bad health care system caused by Obama-“not”-care are simply whiners.

He also flippantly advised people like myself, who are concerned about the damage liberal policies and laws are having on the quality of life Americans have come to expect in years past, to leave America if we do not quietly accept it.

Obama-“not”-care was put into law, which resulted in dramatically increasing control, power and fear in our society. Americans needed health care reform but, unfortunately, greedy, selfish liberals like Obama and Nancy Pelosi, who seek power, took advantage of the situation and decided to participate in a power grab — completely contrary to individual freedom.

The fear — the IRS. Liberals made the IRS the centerpiece and fear factor to enforce the law. That is why the IRS hired thousands of new employees. The control? Over 100 federal agencies and bureaucracies were created by the Obama administration to oversee the private sector.

Clearly liberals like John Cooper have good intentions but haven’t the ability to comprehend the unintended consequences their policies inflict on individual freedoms. He perceives I am paranoid when in reality he is misguided. Obama promised to transform our country into one dominated by federal centralized government. He does have the ability and intelligence to succeed. He also has a following of supporters who have been dumbed down over the decades by a disgraceful public education system as well as a partial liberal society who desires a federal nanny. This is why conservatives are concerned.

Mr. Cooper’s attitude of wanting me and others to quietly accept the consequences of Obama-style liberalism is predictable, but to that I say, “Over my dead body.” Considering that John Cooper bravely served our country, and is a combat veteran who fought for our freedoms, it is disappointing and ironic that he supports liberal polices that damage what he fought for in years past.

Darrell Baumbach


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  • Thomas Heuer posted at 11:25 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    OK Brian, you go first.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:57 pm on Tue, Apr 22, 2014.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Clearly there is not 1 liberal here willing to discuss the downside of the ACA.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 6:38 pm on Fri, Apr 18, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    [sleeping] http://youtu.be/cA8FTjAzRR8

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:57 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Is it just me, or does anyone else remember Darrell Baumbach crowing (toward the end of 2012) that the ACA was going to be GREAT for HIS business even though it would be lousy for the American public?

    He was developing his Medical Tourism business in Thailand and would be overwhelmed with people signing up for the health plans that HE recommended for international travel.

    Guess those foreign medical facilities are just a bit too scary for the locals here in Lodi and the trade in cosmetic surgery and sex changes is a bit too limited here.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 8:56 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    Very interesting Mr Chang..

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:43 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    Darrell throws out a lot of insulting innuendo but doesn't support any of his claims just a lot of scary rhetoric it must be difficult when even those you respect tell you you're wrong.
    I will say this Darrel no one expects you to lay down and take it but we do plan to fight you and your ideology. There has been no compromise from the right in the last five years. For whatever reason the right has decided that working together no longer works for them. This lesson has been learned by the left and I think at this time we are prepared to go forward with or without you.

  • Walter Chang posted at 5:22 pm on Tue, Apr 15, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1184


  • Walter Chang posted at 5:21 pm on Tue, Apr 15, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1184

    "people like myself who have experienced economic damage..."

    Folks, when Darrell says "people like myself" he means fellow health insurance adjuncts.

    Darrell owns and operates Darrel Baumbach Insurance and specializes in health insurance adjudication, commonly known as claims adjudication.

    It's a term used in the healthcare insurance industry to refer to the process of paying or denying submitted claims. If a claim is approved, the service provider is paid but rejected claims don't pay and the patient gets left on the hook. In the old days claims were submitted on paper, adjudication took lots of time and effort, paperwork, research, interviews and visits etc. between service providers (think: doctors) and customers (think: patients). Insurance companies would use local agents (think: adjuncts) to handle the proccess. Over the years, computers, technology and automation have streamlined the process while reducing labor cost and it's called auto-adjudication.

    Darrell's adjunct business has been diminishing for years. This is about income not freedom.

    Fact: Obamacare requires that all claims adjudication be auto-adjudication.

    Local adjuncts will no longer be needed. Therein lies the rub.


  • Thomas Heuer posted at 2:02 pm on Tue, Apr 15, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669


  • Jien Kaur posted at 8:24 am on Tue, Apr 15, 2014.

    Jien Kaur Posts: 372



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