Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Price and Value; American Wrath; Uncertainty; Health Care Wait Times; Oil Rig Alarm; Democrat Donor Revolt and more

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” — Warren Buffett   [We certainly are paying a very high price for electing this President, and we are getting the value of the waking up of good Americans to the agenda of Progressives.]

The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled, it burns like a consuming flame.” — Theodore Roosevelt.  [Go forth to change our country this November!  Call a politician, write a letter to the editor, volunteer to make phone calls for a favorite candidate, put a candidate's sign in your yard,  question a liberal/progressive on his reasoning - just do something!  Our time is running out!]  [I am proud to support US Congressman Pete Hoekstra, of the Intelligence Committee, for Governor of Michigan!]
Daily Caller writes:  There is one word being mentioned by business leaders and economists more frequently when the conversation turns to why jobs are not returning more quickly to the U.S. economy: uncertainty. “By reaching into virtually every sector of economic life, government is injecting uncertainty into the marketplace and making it harder to raise capital and create new businesses,” said Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg at a speech in Washington in late June. Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh said in a recent speech in Atlanta: “Owing to a less-than-assured economic outlook and broad uncertainty about public policy, employers appear quite reluctant to add to payrolls.”
CHICAGO – Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation's new health law.
That might come as a surprise to those who thought getting 32 million more people covered by health insurance would ease ER crowding. It would seem these patients would be able to get routine health care by visiting a doctor's office, as most of the insured do.
But it's not that simple. Consider:
_There's already a shortage of front-line family physicians in some places and experts think that will get worse.
_People without insurance aren't the ones filling up the nation's emergency rooms. Far from it. The uninsured are no more likely to use ERs than people with private insurance, perhaps because they're wary of huge bills.
_The biggest users of emergency rooms by far are Medicaid recipients. And the new health insurance law will increase their ranks by about 16 million. Medicaid is the state and federal program for low-income families and the disabled. And many family doctors limit the number of Medicaid patients they take because of low government reimbursements.
_ERs are already crowded and hospitals are just now finding solutions.
Less than four months after President Barack Obama took office, his new administration received a forceful warning about the dangers of offshore oil drilling. The alarm was rung by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., which found that the government was unprepared for a major spill at sea, relying on an "irrational" environmental analysis of the risks of offshore drilling. [Without saying that this would have prevented the explosion I ask this:  So at last will Obama stop blaming President George W. Bush?  He had his request for change and decided to ask the court to revisit there decision and go along with Bush - making this HIS program.]
A revolt among big donors on Wall Street is hurting fundraising for the Democrats' two congressional campaign committees, with contributions from the world's financial capital down 65 percent from two years ago. The drop in support comes from many of the same bankers, hedge fund executives and financial services chief executives who are most upset about the financial regulatory reform bill that House Democrats passed last week with almost no Republican support. [This is yet one more example of those who cozied up to Obama getting little respect for their efforts.]
An unusual number of Democratic candidates running this cycle are basing their victory scenarios on the existence of Independent or third-party candidates in their races. Are their hopes reasonable or are they merely grasping at straws?  [It was a third party candidate who gave us Bill Clinton (President with only 43% of American's votes), and it was what helped get John McCain as our Presidential candidate.  My belief is that we must work within the party to improve it and NEVER vote for the third party - unless we want the Democrats to win.  What do you think?];_ylt=Ak6rbv0RfWVAk7yvVtSW3A74R9AF;_ylu=X3oDMTJsNjJkNHJiBGFzc2V0A2NxLzIwMTAwNzA2L3BvbGl -------
Americans for Tax Reform propose the following:  “This card a tangible reminder that Obama has deliberately broken his central campaign promise not to raise any form of taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000. The last President to break his tax pledge – Bush 41 – served only one term.” – Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform
Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card
Back of the Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card

You may have noticed that President Obama has broken his central campaign promise – a “firm pledge” that Americans making less than $250,000 would not see “any form of tax increase.” He first broke this pledge sixteen days into his presidency when he signed a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco. And Obamacare contains 21 tax increases – several of which violate his “firm pledge”.
To protect you from these tax hikes, Americans for Tax Reform presents the “Obama Tax Hike Exemption Card”.
The new strategy is said to rely more on using Obama’s rhetoric
and the backdrop of the White House, and less on a legislative agenda.
In other words, more speeches with little specifics, hoping people
will (once again) see what they want to see.

Indications are that he will focus on three general themes to support
his new reformer image: campaign finance reform, American
competitiveness and government transparency.  
An American Thinker therapist writes: But still, when I received a flyer in the mail last week, it absolutely stunned me. The flyer announced a conference for children and teens, age 13 to l8, by a group called Gender Spectrum. The advertisement reads as following: Come join other transgender, gender bending, gender nonconforming teens, children and families for three days of celebrating individuality, making new friends, and having fun. The slogan of Gender Spectrum?  Be Yourself. Change the World.  Obama has already appointed transexuals to high positions.  And then there's Elena Kagan, about to become a SCOTUS.   While she presents as unassuming, at Harvard she was a firebrand.

There, Kagan reportedly strong armed Harvard's health insurer to pay for
sex change operations for staff and students.  So an l8 year old who wasn't sure about his career choice could, without parental knowledge or approval, reconfigure his private parts. 

Kagan also spearheaded a campaign to make bathrooms unisex. Apparently, she considers gender-neutral johns to be a Constitutional right, more compelling than the First and Second Amendments. 

Kagan and Obama and all the President's Czars are secular fundamentalists.  They are trying to force feed a radical agenda on this country.  And they're doing it, in part, by recruiting impressionable children.

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