Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Health Care Bill

We’re the baddest of the bad
The cool of the cool
I’m Barack
I rock and rule.

These lyrics? They are part of about 10 more love songs to our new President, made and produced by various schools across this country....

So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln, and you ain't Abe Lincoln."

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the
brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

......Abraham Lincoln
From the Wall St. Journal comes the "other side of the story" regarding President Obam's statement that the AMA endorses his health care plan. "Unmentioned by Mr. Obama was that 20 other physician groups came out against his health-care takeover yesterday, which they wrote "will threaten patient access and harm quality." Led by the American College of Surgeons, these doctors argued the Senate's bill "will do little to fix" health care's "underlying problems, and may make them worse." The letter was signed by groups representing neurological and orthopaedic surgeons, urologists, anesthesiologists, gynecological oncologists and others." In fact, only about 17% of America's doctors choose to be members of the AMA.

The Weekly Standard reports that: On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was "absolutely" committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:

TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it's voted on at the very end?

PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.

But tonight, when asked if Speaker Pelosi will leave the bill online for 72 hours after we see what's in the rule, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly replied in an email: "No; [the] pledge was to have manager’s amendment online for 72 hours, and we will do that."

Apparently Pelosi's agreement to leave the "final" bill online "at the very end" of the process wasn't such a straightforward pledge. [What a shock....]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SEIU and the President

Are we on the way out of the dark tunnel on this election day?

Leadership: What are we to make of a White House visitors list that includes 22 swiftly scheduled appointments with a union boss at a time when Gen. Stanley McChrystal can't get face time with the commander in chief? This is a good question from Investors Business Daily. They add that: it didn't intend to make this easy. Instead of just releasing all the logs, the White House released only a partial list. It asked the media and public to play a guessing game of "name that visitor." If an inquiry was made and the White House had a record, it would be confirmed.

The list reveals visits from activists, left-wing foundations, the feminist lobby, union bosses and noted anti-capitalists whose ideas would put the U.S. economy into the ground. The list also shows the White House had little exposure to policymakers on the frontlines of some of the most important decisions the president must make.

In the former category, there's Service Employees International Union boss Andy Stern, who told the Wall Street Journal that if the power of persuasion didn't work, then the persuasion of power would have to do. The records show Stern had 22 meetings, many face-to-face with the president, more than anyone else known so far. Stern might as well borrow a White House bedroom.

“The persuasion of power” - from Michelle Malkin's book:

Asked about his organizing philosophy, Andy Stern summed it up this way: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.”

Stern and his shock troops have bullied companies from private equity firms to Burger King to food management company Aramark, who have resisted SEIU’s attempts to organizer their workers.


Big Hollywood reports that the indoctrination of our children starts early and insidiously [my words]. "Add one more soldier to the Left’s war on Fox News: Oscar the Grouch. Last week, in a re-broadcast of an episode that originally aired two years ago, Oscar starts his own news network, GNN (Grouchy News Network). An irate viewer calls in to berate him that the news is not grouchy enough: “I am changing the channel. From now on I am watching ‘Pox’ News. Now there is a trashy news show.”


Rich Lowry reports that "in his first year in office, Barack Obama has visited more foreign countries than any other president. He has touched ground in 16 countries, easily outpacing Bill Clinton (three) and George W. Bush (11). It's an itinerary befitting a "citizen of the world." But there's one stop Obama won't make: He has begged off going to Berlin next week to attend ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall".


Monday, November 2, 2009

Immigration and Amnesty

As Lucianne Goldberg stated: Voters showed they weren't racists last November. This
November they show they aren't socialist.

As we've known, one of the next shoes to fall in the Democrat attempt to control our country is the bill on immigration. Even CNN's Lou Dobbs agrees with the put-down by Republican John Boehner, for the bill contains the following provisions:
1) Illegals will get legal status within 24 hours of application, even if the background check is not yet done
2)We citizens will pay for the attorneys who are assisting the illegals
3) Z Visas will be temporary, but can be renewed indefinitely
4) Amnesty will be given even to gang members if they only say they don't want to be in a gang any longer
5) No back taxes will be assessed
6) We will pay to Mexico a large amount of our money, to make it more inviting for Mexicans to stay in Mexico
7) Our 800 mile border fence will be cut to 200 miles
8) Illegals will be allowed to pay instate tuition at our colleges
9) These illegals will cut into line in front of those who have been waiting many years to do it legally
10) Amnesty will be given to those who have at least once been kicked out of our country and have reentered - illegally
11) English will not be required for 9 years
12) These now-illegals will receive earned income credit, though they will not be assessed back taxes
All of this will effectively shut down our court system, effectively opening the door of our country even wider. Should this bill not be called the I'll Vote Democrat Forever Bill? Never mind the harm it would do to our country and what we stand for. This information has been available for many months. It's nice that Lou Dobbs finally found it.
Fox News reports: In its latest attempt to portray Democrats' reform package as an unwieldy expansion of federal government in the health care sector, the House Republican Conference circulated what it called a list of ''new boards, bureaucracies, commissions and programs' created in the House health care bill. House Republicans claimed Monday that the health care reform bill pushed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi would create a whopping 111 new ''federal bureaucracies.''

The Democrats give them a new name: ''demonstration projects.
Among some of the new agencies, the list cites a Health Insurance Exchange; the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; the Public Health Investment Fund; the Public Health Workforce Corps; an Assistant Secretary for Health Information; the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health; grant programs for alternative medical liability laws, infant mortality programs and other issues; and about 100 other government-sponsored creations.
More than 10,000 people turned out Monday night for a North Houston Tea Party Patriots gathering. As you may know, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota has invited concerned citizens to gather at the Capitol this Thursday to meet their government representatives face-to-face. Indications are that many more than anticipated are leaving their homes and jobs in order to go to Washington to stop this health care bill from passing.
“The American people spoke loud and clear at town hall meetings all across the country throughout August. But, it would appear that Congress didn’t hear a word they had to say. The Democrats’ latest health care proposal unveiled late last week may be packaged a little differently, but it’s the same old bad bill as before. “I urge all Americans to come to Washington this Thursday. Come and meet up with your Representative and tell them that you want to control your health care.”
Why is this important? Well, for an example, notice this quote:

"We are going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive, so we're going to let you die."

--ROBERT REICH, truth teller


Those Peaceful Muslims in London

Visit:, as Snopes says this is all true, and that our media won't cover it because they don't want to "offend" anyone! We truly need for God to bless America. Now there is news that Muslims forsee Sharia law in England, complete with the Queen in a burqua and
We have been hearing of the Democrats' newest scheme, opting-out provisions for states. As Ann Coulter states:

The most important fact about the "opt out" scheme allegedly allowing states to decline government health insurance is that a state can't "opt out" of paying for it. All 50 states will pay for it. A state legislature can only opt out of allowing its own citizens to receive the benefits of a federal program they're paying for.


Latest news is that with a covert raise in income tax from 35% to 45%, the "millionaire" tax, the deletion of Bush's tax cuts, the state taxes, the health care taxes, et al, the top tax rate will maybe go from the current 35% to 60%. I will assume here that, as in the state of New York, which has seen their tax revenues plummet following the raise in taxes there, many Americans will stop working so hard and/or will retire to keep from donating so much to those who won't work.


Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement, Buffy Wicks, is now aiding the Obama Administration in "calling out" what data they don't want to be aired by way to tv ads, etc. In other words, they will be threatening action against those who do so.


The Weekly Standard reports: as 60 Minutes reported last week, Medicare fraud is rampant and has now replaced the cocaine (ahem) business as the major criminal activity in South Florida. Both 60 Minutes and the Washington Post report that Medicare fraud now costs American taxpayers roughly $60 billion a year. That may sound like a lot of money, but surely it pales next to the extraordinary profits of private insurance companies, right? Well, let's see....Well, let's see.... Last year, the profits of the ten largest insurance companies in America were just over $8 billion -- combined. No single insurance company made even five percent of what Medicare reportedly loses in fraud.


House Minority Leader John Boehner and other Republicans asked the Joint Economic Committee to draw up another chart the ObamaCare Chart.

To the average American, it looks like a maze that they'll have to navigate before receiving medical care. AND IT IS -- the parts in white already exist, and the colored boxes are the new entities, offices, requirements, reports, and subsidies the Democrats' bill would create.


Mike Adams, a college professor and columnist writes that :Glenn Beck gets it. He understands something I’ve been seeing and writing about as a columnist for the last seven years. He understands that the downfall of America will not come from the outside. It will come from the inside. It will happen because we failed to pass on to our children the values that made our nation great – and to remind them to pass those values on to their children.