Is it just a coincidence that at about the same time the 'Obamacare' web site came online and started having serious problems, like people having trouble accessing the site, was at the same time the NSA's massive date collection center in Utah came online and started having serious problems, so many that its delayed the opening?
"Many unfounded allegations have been made about the planned activities of the Utah Data Center," the NSA said in a statement, noting that "one of the biggest misconceptions about NSA is that we are unlawfully listening in on, or reading emails of, U.S. citizens. This is simply not the case."So, for once, it looks like the feds are telling the truth. The NSA isn't "unlawfully listening in" or reading our emails, since the Affordable Care Act says the info you supply will be used by the goons in DC as they see fit.
Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare HubFeel better know that 'Big Brother' is keeping an eye on you around-the-clock, constantly looking for both 'al CIA Duh' and cancerous cells?
The Health and Human Services Department earlier this year exposed just how vast the government's data collection efforts will be on millions of Americans as a result of ObamaCare.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., asked HHS to provide "a complete list of agencies that will interact with the Federal Data Services Hub." The Hub is a central feature of ObamaCare, since it will be used by the new insurance exchanges to determine eligibility for benefits, exemptions from the federal mandate, and how much to grant in federal insurance subsidies.
In response, the HHS said the ObamaCare data hub will "interact" with seven other federal agencies: Social Security Administration, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense and — believe it or not — the Peace Corps. Plus the Hub will plug into state Medicaid databases.
And what sort of data will be "routed through" the Hub? Social Security numbers, income, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, and enrollment status in other health plans, according to the HHS.
Not to worry, says the Obama administration. "The hub will not store consumer information, but will securely transmit data between state and federal systems to verify consumer application information," it claimed in an online fact sheet .
But a regulatory notice filed by the administration in February tells a different story.
That filing describes a new "system of records" that will store names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, taxpayer status, gender, ethnicity, email addresses, telephone numbers on the millions of people expected to apply for coverage at the ObamaCare exchanges, as well as "tax return information from the IRS, income information from the Social Security Administration, and financial information from other third-party sources."
In addition, the filing 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, as well as law enforcement officials to "investigate potential fraud."
And the relief you'll get from having your hemorrhoids pushed back in by 'Big Brother' is on the house!
ObamaCare Rules Reward People Who Fudge Income
“Whenever citizens interact with the government, the first question asked will be, are they a terrorist?”
NSA Shares Private Data With Israel
This is not the first time American politicians and government employees have betrayed American citizens for Israelis. In 1975, Jewish Secretary of State Henry Kissinger signed an agreement to ship US fuel stocks to Israel in the event of an oil crisis, even if this meant starving American citizens. The agreement eventually cost America more than $100 billion. In addition, America gives Israel between $12-15 billion per year; this “special” relationship has cost between $2-5 trillion since the 1970′s. These funds could be going to impoverished Americans.