Friday, October 22, 2010

Save Us From Depression, Harry; Health Care Freedom Act; Great Orator in India; Failed European Policies Touted By Obama

Breitbart reports: Harry Reid actually said on MSNBC TV: "But for me, we'd be in a world-wide depression......"
From the Washington Times, written by a doctor: Of course, Big Insurance would love to preserve the Obamacare mandate. After all, what industry wouldn't love a law that forces Americans to buy its product or face fines at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service? Of course, Big Hospitals want new payment systems where all the money to all providers must flow through them. Of course, AARP and big corporations want millions of new unwilling and perhaps unwitting customers as government reduces choices for American families. Unfortunately for them - but fortunately for everyone else - the election results and the next Congress will quite possibly render that mandate a pipe dream.
The Health Care Freedom Act movement is a potent remedy to this condition. Versions have passed already in six states and are on the ballot this November in Arizona as Proposition 106, Colorado as Amendment 63 and Oklahoma as State Question 756. With the exception of Arizona, where the movement began with my simple idea - health care decisions belong to patients and families, not politicians - not a single lobbying dollar has been spent around the country to get the measures passed.
The Great Orator set o wow those in India with his teleprompter::
Headline: Teleprompter to make a debut in Parliament when Obama speaks
Published: Friday, Oct 22, 2010, 17:38 IST
Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight.
As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that "America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi", would not be for more than 20 minutes.
Obama will take the help of a teleprompter to deliver his address to the 780-odd members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, sources said.
Parliament authorities said this will be the first time that such a facility will be arranged in the Central Hall.
Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual--not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.
Jonah Goldberg opines: As of this writing, France is paralyzed. By the time you read this, it might be in flames.
In Britain, where politics is more polite but the problems are perhaps just as dire, the government is proposing budget cuts on a scale not seen for nearly a century.
In Greece, well, the less said about Greece the better.
All of these countries -- and many more -- are going through painful retrenchments because they spent too much money, made too many promises and expected too little from their own citizens. The era of European austerity is upon us, because the Europeans -- or at least those in charge -- understand the mess they've made of their economies.
In broad terms, all of the policies Obama and the Democrats have pushed are the sorts of policies the British, the French and other Europeans had for years, even decades.
As far as I am aware, no one has asked President Obama a simple question: If your philosophy is so great, how come the countries that have embraced it for generations are so much poorer than us?
Nor have they asked: If guaranteed health care for everyone will make us so much more "competitive," how come we've been doing so much better than our "competitors" who already have socialized medicine, high tax rates and lavish pensions?
Nor has the president been queried about the incongruity of saying his policies have laid a "new foundation" for economic growth and job creation when the countries he's trying to emulate are trying to dismantle the very same foundations in order to survive.

1 comment:

  1. Terrific stuff...let's all ask Obama why his philosophy for society does not work where it has been deployed--France, Greece, and other places that are failing, failing economic and social cultures!! What a guy, what a guy !
    And, how about that telepromter Don't leave home without one or you might have to THINK on your own.