Archive for September, 2009

So you want a plan?

Monday, September 21st, 2009

If you haven’t heard that a serious push for a government take-over of 15% of our national economy is under way, the cave you are in sounds very inviting at this point. President Barak Hussein Obama spent several hours doing an unprecedented tour of the Sunday news shows to sell his socialist health care reforms. His campaign road show spectacular is geared to convince the emotional and the ignorant that a vast new government program can:

1 – provide health care for EVERYONE

*President Barack Obama says requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they don’t would not amount to a backhanded tax increase. “I absolutely reject that notion,” the president said. Blanketing most of the Sunday TV news shows, Obama defended his proposed health care overhaul, including a key point of the various health care bills on Capitol Hill: mandating that people get health insurance to share the cost burden fairly among all. Those who failed to get coverage would face financial penalties.

2 – fund the program with “savings” in the current system

*He told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he will keep his pledge not to raise taxes on families earning up to $250,000, and that much of the final bill — hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years — can be achieved from savings within the current system. Coming up with the rest remains a key legislative obstacle.

3 – Not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250K

*see #2 above

*”What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore,” said Obama.

*”I do think that giving a disincentive to insurance companies to offer Cadillac plans that don’t make people healthier is part of the way that we’re going to bring down health care costs for everybody over the long term,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

4 – make insurance affordable

*Obama said other elements of the plan would make insurance affordable for people, from a new comparison-shopping “exchange” to tax credits.

5 – actually work

I call to your attention the wonderful success of such government run programs as Medicare (bankrupt), Medicaid (bankrupting all 50 states), Social Security (bankrupting future generations), Veterans Administration (bankrupt, but one of the very few government programs we should support)

President Barak Hussein Obama actually thinks the opposition to his blatantly unconstitutional plan is based solely on political motives:

Obama told Univision’s “Al Punto” (“To the Point”) that the strong opposition to his plan is part of a political strategy. “Well, part of it is … that the opposition has made a decision,” he said. “They are just not going to support anything, for political reasons.”

Political powerhouse Jimmy Carter recently slammed the race card on everyone that is opposed to President Barak Hussein Obama’s health care take-over “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man,” Carter said.

It’s amazing how the left constantly trots out race to build up their position and tear down others, then call everyone else a racist. Race has nothing to do with the opposition, politics has nothing to do with it either. Love of our country and our freedom have everything to do with it. Government control has never been efficient, economical or given us more competition. It is the government mandates and price fixing under the Medicare and Medicaid systems that are sinking the health care system and closing hospitals.

If President Barak Hussein Obama actually cared about listening to anyone about health care reform there have been conservative options freely given for many years. There are 3 things that need to be done:

1 – Get government out of health care and allow the free market to actually function.

A – End all government interference in pricing and care decisions

B – End all government mandates on coverage and restrictions on insurance portability

2 – Tort Reform

A – Loser pays – if you bring a junk lawsuit and lose, you are responsible for defendant’s legal fees.

B – No more massive-million dollar awards for damages. Living expenses, follow up or corrective health care, legitimate costs and impact to the patient are legitimate.

3 – End government mandates to provide treatment to illegal aliens.

There…… flower up the language and make it pretty but it’s a ONE PAGE BILL.

Any of the current politicians voting for the massive debt and unconstitutional take over of such a huge portion of our economy needs to be removed from office. It doesn’t matter which party they belong to, they are destroying our economy and our country. They work for us and they need to listen to us or get replaced with someone that does.

“Obama and his commissars are labeling Americans who just happen to oppose Cap & Trade, billions for clunkers and to the havoc the leftists are trying to wreak on our health care system, as brainless sheep. Large groups of citizens rise up to voice their grievances and he calls them mobs, claims that grass roots are really made of Astroturf and tells his minions to ape the Soviets and rat out their friends and neighbors. Some people I know refer to what Obama is doing as social engineering. I think it’s something even worse: socialist engineering. I wonder if anyone else has noticed that whenever a black conservative voices an opinion, the liberal claque insists that he’s not an authentic black, and when a white conservative voices an opinion, Obama’s sycophants insist he’s not an authentic American. When Obama was running for the presidency, a few of us Paul Revere wannabes were warning you: ‘The reds are coming! The reds are coming!’ Naturally, Obama, a born and bred race hustler who learned his lessons well from Jeremiah Wright, wanted you to believe that the only reason people could possibly have for opposing him was his race. But it was never about the color of his skin. It was always about the color of his politics.” –columnist Burt Prelutsky

Read and study, get good information, contact your representatives and senators.

Educate yourself and VOTE!!!!!

Yesterday and Today

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

About 8 years ago a wake up call was thrust through this nation. Radical Islamic extremists hijacked commercial airliners and used them to attack targets in New York and Washington D.C. We lost friends, family, co-workers and many we didn’t know that day. I was living in New Jersey at the time and could see the World Trade Center from my house, didn’t need to have TV coverage of that horror. I heard “I’m OK”, “I called in sick”, “I was running late”, and many other statements from friends that day as we networked to see if all were accounted for. I found out a couple days later that a friend of mine, Brian Bilcher was one of the FDNY firefighters that lost his life in the collapse of the towers. Brian gave his life doing what he loved, protecting and saving the lives of his fellow New Yorkers. RIP Brian!!!!!

Then we got mad! Then we opened our eyes! Then we put aside the petty differences we continuously argue over and STOOD TOGETHER AS A NATION. Reminiscent of the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew us into World War II the attacks of September 11, 2001, gave us the motivation to actually be Americans. There were so many volunteers in NYC that many were turned away because there wasn’t room for them all to help. No one was asking about politics, gender, race, sexual orientation, heritage, or any of the other hyphenations that have been used to force us apart for sooooo long. Of course, the media couldn’t allow that to continue so they began tearing at edges almost immediately, such as Chris Matthews lamenting how “Clinton never got this kind of shot at greatness” on Sept 13th.

We Americans pushed on inspired by the words of Todd Beamer, hero of Flight 93, saying “LET’S ROLL” and we stood up to help our fellow citizens.

Today, after 8 Years……. 2 wars….. many more lives lost. We are still here, we are still Americans!! We have had 8 years of no more attacks on American soil with many plots/attempts thwarted. Though the media continues to call US the evil doers, saying WE are the ones that caused the poor, innocent, simple muslims to attack us. It’s all our fault because of our decadence and arrogance.

Today, after the bad policies of TWO administrations we find ourselves facing very harsh realities in our personal and national economies. The politicians that created the problems are still in office and continuing to tell us they will fix it if we only give them more money and power.

Today………. WE are gathering!!!

Today……….. WE are standing up to tell those politicians “ENOUGH!!!”.

Today………. There are rallies all across this great nation. Groups of real, honest, hard-working, (over) tax-paying Americans have finally had enough of the corruption, waste, fraud and pork spending. WE are gathering to send a message to the politicians that they work for us and WE don’t approve of the massive debt and poor policies they are forcing upon us.

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Yesterday, 56 brave men pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to move out fledgling nation into liberty and freedom.

Today, millions of brave Americans are standing up and telling the politicians in Washington D.C. that they aren’t allowed to steal “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”.

Stand up and make your voice heard. Remind the politicians that they work for you. If you don’t like what they are doing, tell them to change it or they will be voted out of office. The only things politicians understand are power and money, if there poll numbers drop and they realize they won’t hold onto their power they MAY start to listen.

OK, I’m headed out to my local TEA Party to do my part.