Friday, November 20, 2009

Devout Muslims in US Government and the Senate health care bill

Are we seeing the sunset of the America of our Founding Fathers?
You can check this out on Snopes to find that it is true.....
Obama Appoints two 'Devout Muslims' to homeland security posts. Doesn't this make you feel safer already?
Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development Source announcement: Homeland Security Press Room.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
Following is from an unsourced email making the rounds. It expresses some pretty important thoughts.
Excuse me, but has anyone ever heard a government official being identified

as a "devout Catholic, Jew or Protestant."..? Just wondering...

Wasn't it men of the "Devout Muslim Faith" that flew airplanes into some U.S. buildings not too long ago? Yeah, I thought so

What IS this president thinking? [Some of us think we know, and it has us worried.]
This announcement was made on Aug. 20, 2009.

Why are we just now hearing about it???
5/6/09) - The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today congratulated Arif Alikhan on his recent appointment as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

"Congratulations to Mr. Ali Khan on this well-deserved appointment," said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. "Mr. Alikhan's new position reflects his and the community's dedication to helping preserve the security of our country. The American Muslim community can be proud of him."

In the past few weeks, American Muslim leaders have been urging the Obama administration to be inclusive and to reflect the diversity of our nation as he selects the most qualified public servants to fill important positions.

Back in 2007, Alikhan was instrumental in removing the Muslim terror tracking plan in LA.

The controversial Muslim 'Mapping' Plan of the Los Angeles Police Department is now "dead on arrival" according to Chief William Bratton.

"It is over and not just put on the side," said Chief Bratton in a meeting with the Muslim leadership of Southern California on Thursday, November 15th. The meeting was moderated by Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Arif Alikhan and attended by Deputy Chief Mike Downing.

Chief Bratton acknowledged the hurt and offense caused to Muslims and agreed to send a letter to the Muslim community announcing the official termination of the 'mapping' plan.

A major reason for the termination of the 'mapping' plan was the Muslim community's vociferous opposition and active civic engagement in making themselves heard beyond Los Angeles. Muslim organizations demonstrated a strong unity of purpose and message on the issue of 'mapping' that led to a position of strength for Muslims in the meeting. Those involved in the initial phases of this controversy were the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Glenn Beck is reporting the following about the "new" Senate health care bill, being voted on for discussion this Saturday: the employer mandate tax (on page 348) mandates that if the employer does not offer health care coverage and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional nondeductible tax of $750 for all full-time employees.

A new 40% excise tax on "Cadillac" comprehensive health insurance plans will start in 2013 if your health insurance plan is worth $8,500 a year as a single, or $23,o00 as a family.
Then the employer reporting of insurance on W-2 tax is the preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns.

There is the medicine cabinet tax. You are no longer allowed to use health savings accounts, you are no longer allowed to use flexible spending accounts or health reimbursement on pretax dollars to purchase nonprescription over-the-counter medicines except for insulin.

There will be an excise tax on charitable hospitals of $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet the new community health assessment needs, financial assistance and bill and collection rules. There is the tax on innovator drug companies, $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to the share of sales made that year, and a tax on medical device manufacturing, $2 billion on the industry imposed relative to shares of sales made that year.

Among the cost-cutting provisions would be creation of an Independent Medicare Advisory Board which could be required to recommend steps limiting the growth of the program that provides health care to millions of seniors. The recommendations would go into effect automatically unless Congress blocked them. [Is it time yet for you to call your Congressmen?]


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