All before its first official day in effect

Obamacare increasingly appears to be converting America into a nation of part-time workers, crushing the opportunity of businesses to expand and create new jobs, robbing millions of families and individuals of the doctors and health insurance President Obama promised they could keep, stifling medical innovation that could someday save countless lives, compromising the financial and medical privacy that was before sacrosanct, and in countless other ways subverting a private sector-based health care system that draws the lame, the ill and the injured from around the world.

That is a nice summary by Mark Tapscott. The rest of the article is a not so nice summary of all too many Republican “leader”s.

NSA spying is nothing compared to CFPB spying

The Consumer Financial “Protection” Bureau is watching your credit card transactions. It plans to monitor and mine data from 42 billion – that’s with a “B” – 80% of all transactions. And they hope to monitor 95% of all mortgages.

How can I tell Big Brother that I don’t want any of their “protection”?

ObamaCare Poses a Massive Privacy Risk

With all the other flaws in ObamaCare, one that is rarely mentioned is a massive risk to privacy. The Data Hub which will interconnect the IRS, HHS, Social Security Administration and four other federal agencies is late (like every other part of ObamaCare) and security will suffer.

“It will create a huge opening for identity thieves and other such criminals” says Investors Business Daily. “It could create a privacy nightmare for millions of Americans.”

Shall we make it easier for the government to spy on us?

Shall we give the government more opportunities to use our confidential information for political purposes? On the heels of the many IRS scandals, Investor’s Business Daily reports a regulatory filing that says:

the federal government can disclose this information “without the consent of the individual” to a wide range of people, including “agency contractors, consultants, or grantees” who “need to have access to the records” to help run ObamaCare

Prof. Stephen Parente warns “If you think identity theft is a problem now, wait until Uncle Sam serves up critical information on 300 million American citizens on a platter.”

Just one more example that ObamaCare is a train wreck in progress.

Are we paranoid – or not paranoid enough?

“The revelations of recent days about the NSA being able to spy on the phone calls of millions of everyday Americans, without warrant, in search of a few possible terrorists has made everyone just a little more paranoid – and a little less trusting of the benign nature of our Federal government.  The reality is that we may not yet be paranoid enough.”

The other day, my college age son quietly went around the house and put electricians tape over the camera lenses on the displays of all our home computers. I laughed when I discovered what he had done. . .then paused: after all, it wouldn’t be that hard for someone to remotely turn that camera on and secretly watch me and my family. I left the tape on.