I don’t want to say that extending unemployment payments keeps people from looking for a job, but…

This was posted on a local community Facebook page today (name omitted to protect the guilty):

“Hi, I’m looking for a receptionist job (preferably in a medical environment). Unemployment coming to an end and looking to start a job asap.”

Now what does that post imply to you? “Unemployment coming to an end” and “looking to start a job asap.”

Because to me it says, “I wasn’t looking for a job while Dear Leader was sending me checks.”

Which tells you all you need to know about why extending unemployment payments is a Bad Idea.

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The #VRWC Report, your Dictators R Us edition

Valerie Jarrett loves her presidential dictator. Until Sarah Palin is sworn in…

Dear Leader has invited gay NBA player Jason Collins to be his guest at tonight’s SOTU. Wait, is he gonna perform a gay wedding? All the Kool Kidz are doing it on TV now, and Obama never misses an opportunity to poke a stick in the eye of America’s Christians.

More likely, it’ll just be deja vu all over again. But in case Dear Leader says something we haven’t heard before, here’s your Official SOTU Bingo Card.

Punching back twice as hard: Students sue California for public school failures; teachers unions freak out.

The numbers don’t lie: Increasing the minimum wage increases teen unemployment.

The loony leftist gun-grabbers at Moms Demand Action took their idiocy to the corporate offices of Staples. Hilarity ensued.

Prayers and donations are needed for New Orleans jazz musician Doug Potter who was savagely beaten last Monday by some “thugs” while walking to his car after a gig. This so-called “knockout game” needs some new rules, as in “you hit us, we shoot you.

As if we needed another reason to despise Common Core: It includes a massive database of students’ personal data, accessible to pretty much everyone. Except the student and his parents, because, privacy.

Are we about to witness Divorce, Obama style? Read the East Wing tea leaves, and gird your loins.

What is this world coming to? The Marlboro Man begets Pajama Boy.

Finally for today, last week everyone was laughing at North Korea for claiming they successfully landed a man on the sun. What’s so hard to believe about that? He went at night!

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Cross-posted from TheoSpark.net

Beware the Obamacare death tax

Obamacare giveth, and Obamacare taketh away.

Though many may not realize it, states are allowed to recover the cost of health care after someone’s death by seizing their assets. It applies to Medicaid recipients who are between the ages of 55 and 64. The law has been in place since 1993, when Congress realized states were going broke over rising Medicaid expenses.

But under ObamaCare, Medicaid eligibility has expanded dramatically along with the promise that the federal government will pick up the cost of the higher tab — at least for the first few years, after which states will be on the hook for a portion of the increase.

Millions more are entering the system, perhaps without knowing that their assets could be at risk.

Twenty-three states are in on the scam, and they’re salivating over how much more money they can vacuum up from grieving families.

In 2004, California collected $44.6 million through estate recovery. It’s a number that is certain to rise dramatically. MediCal officials tell Fox News they expect 1 million-2 million additional enrollees by 2015.

Minnesota, a much smaller state than California, managed to collect $25 million in 2004. It, too, is keeping its estate recovery policy in place.

If you’re on Obamacare, my advice is “don’t get sick.” And if you do get sick, don’t die.

In the Hotel Obamacare you can check out any time you want. Oh, wait, no you can’t

There’s no way to leave Obamacare.

Think it’s hard to enroll in ObamaCare? Try getting out of it.

Missouri resident Lesli Hill learned the hard way that terminating an Affordable Care Act plan can be far more difficult than navigating the website to buy one. She spent six weeks being bounced from operator to operator, calling the help line, using the online chat, blasting out emails to anyone who would listen, before ultimately driving to Kansas City last week to enlist her insurance company’s help. Only then was she able to break through the bureaucratic logjam, and cancel her policy.

Here’s her story:

Hill first tried the HealthCare.gov help line, and “literally was on hold for several hours a day,” she said. After multiple attempts, without much luck, she tried the online chat. She was redirected back to the help line. The “script” that operators were reading from did not seem to address how someone could actually cancel a plan.

Hill continued to call the help line around the holidays, and eventually was given the impression that, at last, the plan was terminated.

But then, a $950 premium was withdrawn from her account — which she knew meant she was still enrolled.

Hill went on a blitz, breaking through to another layer at the HealthCare.gov help line. But the answer she was given was that cancellations are handled by a “special department,” the number of which could not be given out.

“He said, ‘I’m not allowed to tell you that,'” Hill told FoxNews.com. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

They’re not allowed to tell you how to get out of Obamacare. Think about that. Then join the Tea Party, before it’s too late.

She kept pressing, to no avail. Then she got angry.

Hill started shooting emails all over Missouri, to the governor, the state’s two senators in Congress, the Missouri insurance department and others.

Then, as a last-ditch play, she got in her car and drove to Kansas City, hoping Blue Cross Blue Shield would know the “backdoor” to end the coverage.

Fortunately for her, she said the insurance company was helpful, and worked through the federal help line with her until finally reaching someone who, despite not being pleasant about it, said the plan would be discontinued. She later confirmed it was.

Obamacare puts the “fun” in dysfunctional!

Most people would have just given up. You know that’s what they’re counting on. They don’t have to care, they’re the government.

“Bachelor” star Juan Pablo Galavis gets hauled off to a re-education camp in 3… 2… 1…

Because he’s “homophobic.”

Current Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis broke barriers by being the first person of color to star in the franchise, but the former soccer player doesn’t think the same right should be afforded to gays or bisexuals. In an interview with The TV Page, Galavis spoke out against the possibility of a gay or bisexual bachelor.

“I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV,” Galavis said. “Obviously people have their husband and wife and kids, and that is how we are brought up. Now there is fathers having kids and all that, and it is hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household having peoples… Two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kid going into bed… It is confusing in a sense.

“But I respect them because they want to have kids. They want to be parents. So it is a scale… where do you put it on the scale?  Where is the thin line to cross or not?  You have to respect everybody’s desires and way of living. But it would be too hard for TV.”

Galavis continued his homophobic remarks, accusing gay people of being “more pervert in a sense.”

The cynic in me says this is merely a ploy to guarantee that next season’s “Bachelor” will be renamed “Queer Eye For The Bachelor Guy.”

He has a point though. Put 26 gay guys in one house and, well, use your imagination. Because I’m sure they will imagine all sorts of permutations that ABC will be unable to show on TV. And actually marrying anyone will be the last thing on their minds.

The media can find Chris Christie’s college records, and mock them. Barack Obama’s? Not so much

A liberal newshound of my acquaintance is yucking it up on Facebook because the media found a bridge Chris Christie celebrated keeping open, for his college graduation.

Long Ago, Christie Celebrated When A Bridge Stayed Open—For His Graduation

Media outlets have dug up an old article from Gov. Chris Christie’s University of Delaware days in which he expressed gratitude over a bridge opening that would ease traffic problems during the University of Delaware’s 1984 graduation ceremonies.

This is supposed to make Bridgegate relevant again, or something.

Hardy-har-har-har.

What’s not so funny, of course, is the media’s continued lack of interest in Barack Obama’s college days. Over to you Lois Lane…