Thursday, August 5, 2010

Racist Spaniards; Shirley Sherrod; Lt. Lakin Court Martial; Obama Cooking Books on Medicare Savings

Due to the fact that this Administration seems to be attempting to overwhelm us with all they are doing, I have decided to shorten each blog.  I will be blogging Monday through Friday to make it easier for you to get the late breaking news.

The UK News reports: The Obama administration faced an embarrassing diplomatic blunder today after it was forced to pull a warning about racism in Spain - just as the First Lady arrived in the country for a summer holiday.
Staff at the U.S. State Department removed the contentious advice to travellers, which included the phrase 'racist prejudices could lead to the arrest of Afro-Americans who travel to Spain,' from its website on Monday.
The Washington Examiner opines: Do you think Shirley Sherrod has a good case in suing Andrew Breitbart for showing only some of her speech?  From the Washington Examiner comes this testimony from one who used to work for her: What most of Mrs. Sherrod’s supporters are not aware of is the elitist and anti-black-labor role that she and fellow managers of New Communities Inc. (NCI) played. These individuals under-paid, mistreated and fired black laborers–many of them less than 16 years of age–in the same fields of southwest Georgia where their ancestors suffered under chattel slavery.

Terry Lakin: Army Officer Joins Birthers, Defies Orders

Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, an Army physician, has refused to obey any orders from his commanding officers -- including President Obama -- until Obama produces his birth certificate.

LTC Lakin Arraignment Hearing on August 6, 2010
Western Center for Journalism 


Regarding Medicare/Medicaid's wonderful money saving properties, announced by this Administration, unfortunately for secretary Sebelius, however, as reported by Newsmax: the Congressional Budget Office has on numerous occasions confirmed that any claims the law will improve Medicare’s solvency revolve around notional double-counting under federal budgetary conventions.

Obama Administration Caught Cooking the Books on Obamacare

A January CBO letter found that “the majority of the [Medicare] trust fund savings . . . would be used to pay for other spending and therefore would not enhance the ability of the government to pay for future Medicare benefits.” And in a March letter, CBO quantified the amount of that double-counting, estimating that, if the law’s Medicare savings were actually set aside to improve the solvency of the Medicare trust fund (as opposed to being used for other spending), the bill would increase the deficit by $260 billion over its first ten years alone.

In other words, the CBO agrees with the CMS actuary that the same money can’t be used twice — once to expand coverage, and a second time to extend the life of the Medicare trust fund. The secretary’s statement that “there are two different operating methods of looking at this,” and that CBO disagrees with the administration’s own actuaries on the impact of this budgetary double-counting, is demonstrably false.


1 comment:

  1. I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA OF SHORTER AND MORE FREQUENT REPORTS-THANKS! And, proud of the military guy for challenging the Obama birth record...AS for the Medicare financial numbers, what else should we expect from one of the most corrupt politicians in modern times ?!