Friday, October 8, 2010

"Hand-to-Hand Combat"; Stimulus Payments to Dead and Incarcerated People; Equal Protection Rights; Cash Poor Democrats?

A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.   [This is the same President, he who will heal our wounds and be the post-partisan President, who once said, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”],0,3160644.story
The Wall Street Journal reveals: The Social Security Administration sent  about 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each to dead and incarcerated people — but almost half of them were returned, a new inspector-general’s report has found.
The agency was charged with distributing the one-time payments, worth about $13 billion in total, as part of the economic-stimulus package passed in February 2009. Most of the payments were made in May 2009.
[The Obama administration gave health care law waivers to 30 companies who could not afford the regulations in the health care law, thus allowing them to continue to offer mini-med insurance policies. Can't all companies not given this waiver claim that they are not receiving equal protection rights under the law?  Therefore, can't they sue the government on these grounds?]
So while it is true that the rise of the Republican rainmakers has markedly altered the political campaign landscape, the Democrats’ cries of helplessness are a significant exaggeration.

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[According to Nancy Pelosi, we get the "biggest bang for the buck" by doling out food stamps (41.8 million people) and unemployment insurance (9 million people).  She claims that for every one dollar we taxpayers provide, $1.79 goes back into the economy.  I do wish she would explain this form of economics....   Would this mean that if 50% of Americans were on these two hand-outs, our economy would absolutely soar? Now there's an idea only a Democrat could love. See for yourselves at]
Townhall asks: Do you think any of the young adults in this video feel entitled?

These days, it seems as though unless young people are on their parents' plan, on their employers plan, or on the government/taxpayer plan, they cannot get health insurance. This is false and only true due to laziness and an entitlement attitude.

Young adults who get kicked off of their parents plan because they, you know, grew up and aren't children anymore (at least not in age anyway, maturity level is a whole other story), can get an individual health care plan for about the same price as they would pay under an employer plan. 

But apparently because filling out a few forms and checking a few boxes takes more effort than getting dressed in the morning, the entitlement generation, my generation, just can't do it unless someone else is paying for it.

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