Saturday, August 8, 2009

Is This Really The Home of the Free?

I can't believe I live in Country that is asking it's fellow Americans to snitch on its fellow Americans.

I can't believe I love in a Country where a black man gets beaten up by Union thugs and Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the ACLU are not their to help him.

I can't believe I live in a Country where Doctors have to spend their valuable time protesting against socialized medicine.

I can't believe that we have a President who is hypocritical about who gets to express their 1st Amendment rights and how they do it.

I can't believe I live in a Country where the President acts to divide the Country and asks one group to act violently against another group.

I can't believe I live in a Country where the Speaker of the house says garbage like this and the mainstream media lets her get away with it.

I could go on forever but I will close it with....

I am grateful that I live in a Country that is not going to put up with all of it and breaks out in God Bless America when blocked by union thugs and our legislators.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Critical Period in American History

The next 8 - 12 weeks will be a critical period in America's history. With the recently elected President and the Democratically controlled House and Senate and soon a set of Justices with the whom the majority will legislate from the bunch we are facing change our Founding Fathers would not believe.

Now is the time to know what they changes will be and how the will affect your family. There are four critical Bills that if passed will change the fabric of our nation. They are the Cap and Trade Bill, Card Check Bill, "Food Safety" Bill HB 2749, and the Health Care Bill. After you read the information I sent you read more learn how these bills are about a power grab, a destruction of wealth and a way to control the people. Call your senators and representatives tell them to vote no on these Bills that will change the very fabric of our Country.

The problems that we are facing were not only caused by Democrats but Republicans as well. Every person who is apathetic is to blame as well. If you are not a part of the solution you are a part of the problem.

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"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -- James Madison

Happy Birthday to my Fabulous Husband

Happy Birthday to the most intelligent and wonderful husband and father in the world.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Your Taxes Will Go up if Obama Care Passes and Will be Bad for Your Family

A great article from a doctor explaining why Obama Care will not work. Remember Obama care is not good enough for our legislators, president, his family and union members it is not good enough for you either. The following piece is a must read and appears on the American Thinker. After reading the piece please call your legislator and tell them to oppose the health care Bill.

If we are going to improve the quality of health care in America we must get the government out of health care.

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ObamaCare and me
By Zane F Pollard, MD

I have been sitting quietly on the sidelines watching all of this national debate on healthcare. It is time for me to bring some clarity to the table by explaining many of the problems from the perspective of a doctor.

First off the government has involved very few of us physicians in the healthcare debate.While the American Medical Association has come out in favor of the plan, it is vital to remember that the AMA only represents 17% of the American physician workforce.

I have taken care of Medicaid patients for 35 years while representing the only pediatric ophthalmology group left in Atlanta, Georgia that accepts Medicaid. For example, in the past 6 months I have cared for three young children on Medicaid who had corneal ulcers. This is a potentially blinding situation because if the cornea perforates from the infection, almost surely blindness will occur. In all three cases the antibiotic needed for the eradication of the infection was not on the approved Medicaid list.

Each time I was told to fax Medicaid for the approval forms, which I did. Within 48 hours the form came back to me which was sent in immediately via fax, and I was told that I would have my answer in 10 days. Of course by then each child would have been blind in the eye.

Each time the request came back denied. All three times I personally provided the antibiotic for each patient which was not on the Medicaid approved list. Get the point -- rationing of care.

Over the past 35 years I have cared for over 1000 children born with congenital cataracts. In older children and in adults the vision is rehabilitated with an intraocular lens. In newborns we use contact lenses which are very expensive. It takes Medicaid over one year to approve a contact lens post cataract surgery. By that time a successful anatomical operation is wasted as the child will be close to blind from a lack of focusing for so long a period of time.

Again, extreme rationing. Solution: I have a foundation here in Atlanta supported 100% by private funds which supplies all of these contact lenses for my Medicaid and illegal immigrants children for free. Again, waiting for the government would be disastrous.

Last week I had a lady bring her child to me. They are Americans but live in Sweden, as the father has a job with a big corporation. The child had the onset of double vision 3 months ago and has been unable to function normally because of this. They are people of means but are waiting 8 months to see the ophthalmologist in Sweden. Then if the child needed surgery they would be put on a 6 month waiting list. She called me and I saw her that day. It turned out that the child had accommodative esotropia (crossing of the eyes treated with glasses that correct for farsightedness) and responded to glasses within 4 days, so no surgery was needed. Again, rationing of care.

Last month I operated on a 70 year old lady with double vision present for 3 years. She responded quite nicely to her surgery and now is symptom free. I also operated on a 69 year old judge with vertical double vision. His surgery went very well and now he is happy as a lark. I have been told -- but of course there is no healthcare bill that has been passed yet -- that these 2 people because of their age would have been denied surgery and just told to wear a patch over one eye to alleviate the symptoms of double vision. Obviously cheaper than surgery.

I spent two year in the US Navy during the Viet Nam war and was well treated by the military.There was tremendous rationing of care and we were told specificially what things the military personnel and their dependents could have and which things they could not have. While I was in in Viet Nam, my wife Nancy got sick and got essentially no care at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. She went home and went to her family's private internist in Beverly Hills. While it was expensive, she received an immediate work up. Again rationing of care.

For those of you who are over 65, this bill in its present form might be lethal for you. People in England over 59 cannot receive stents for their coronary arteries. The government wants to mimic the British plan. For those of you younger, it will still mean restriction of the care that you and your children receive.

While 99% of physicians went into medicine because of the love of medicine and the challenge of helping our fellow man, economics are still important. My rent goes up 2% each year and the salaries of my employees go up 2% each year. Twenty years ago, ophthalmologists were paid $1800 for a cataract surgery and today $500. This is a 73% decrease in our fees. I do not know of many jobs in America that have seen this sort of lowering of fees.

But there is more to the story than just the lower fees. When I came to Atlanta, there was a well known ophthalmologist that charged $2500 for a cataract surgery as he felt the was the best. He had a terrific reputation and in fact I had my mother's bilateral cataracts operated on by him with a wonderful result. She is now 94 and has 20/20 vision in both eyes. People would pay his $2500 fee.

However, then the government came in and said that any doctor that does medicare work cannot accept more than the going rate ( now $500) or he or she would be severely fined. This put an end to his charging $2500. The government said it was illegal to accept more than the government-allowed rate. What I am driving at is that those of you well off will not be able to go to the head of the line under this new healthcare plan, just because you have money, as no physician will be willing to go against the law to treat you.

I am a pediatric ophthalmologist and trained for 10 years post-college to become a pediatric ophthalmologist (add two years of my service in the Navy and that comes to 12 years).A neurosurgeon spends 14 years post -college, and if he or she has to do the military that would be 16 years. I am not entitled to make what a neurosurgeon makes, but the new plan calls for all physicians to make the same amount of payment. I assure you that medical students will not go into neurosurgery and we will have a tremendous shortage of neurosurgeons. Already, the top neurosurgeon at my hospital who is in good health and only 52 years old has just quit because he can't stand working with the government anymore. Forty-nine percent of children under the age of 16 in the state of Georgia are on Medicaid, so he felt he just could not stand working with the bureaucracy anymore.

We are being lied to about the uninsured. They are getting care. I operate at least 2 illegal immigrants each month who pay me nothing, and the children's hospital at which I operate charges them nothing also.This is true not only on Atlanta, but of every community in America.

The bottom line is that I urge all of you to contact your congresswomen and congressmen and senators to defeat this bill. I promise you that you will not like rationing of your own health.

Furthermore, how can you trust a physician that works under these conditions knowing that he is controlled by the state. I certainly could not trust any doctor that would work under these draconian conditions.

One last thing: with this new healthcare plan there will be a tremendous shortage of physicians. It has been estimated that approximately 5% of the current physician work force will quit under this new system. Also it is estimated that another 5% shortage will occur because of the decreased number of men and women wanting to go into medicine. At the present time the US government has mandated gender equity in admissions to medical schools .That means that for the past 15 years that somewhere between 49 and 51% of each entering class are females. This is true of private schools also, because all private schools receive federal funding.

The average career of a woman in medicne now is only 8-10 years and the average work week for a female in medicine is only 3-4 days. I have now trained 35 fellows in pediatric ophthalmology. Hands down the best was a female that I trained 4 years ago -- she was head and heels above all others I have trained. She now practices only 3 days a week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

912 Project - Newport Group

The 912 Project Newport Group appears to all but disbanded. I would like to start a 912 group for Croydon and the surrounding areas. Please share this message with others and have them contact me at If I somehow missed a 912 group in the area please direct me to the group.



Even if the Government Took all Their Money it Would Not be Enough

The Obama administration and the current set of legislators seem hell bent on destroying the wealth of this Country but why? Why deficit spend and add debt to this Country unless your intent is to destroy this Country. Even if everyone who earns over 500,000 dollars a year were to pay all their income as taxes it would be only 1.3 trillion dollars the current budget is 4 trillion dollars. Tax revenues are the lowest since 1932.

Obama has spent his life time idolizing communist, socialist and black theologian mentors. He wants to destroy the wealth of the Country to build it into something it has never been before. I think Fred Thompson stated it well, "You know the big difference between Obama and the Joker? The Joker had crazy killers, career criminals and other radical losers as henchmen. Obama has them as mentors!"

Don't be distracted by all the news protect your family, replace current legislators as soon as possible with those who represent the principles on which the Country was founded. You must know who you are and know the constitution and your rights change that you never expected is coming and your family should be prepared.

The following piece appears in the Wall Street Journal.

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Teeing Up the Middle Class
Joe the Plumber’s tax vindication is nigh.

Few of President Obama’s 2008 campaign pledges were more definitive than his vow that anyone making less than $250,000 a year “will not see their taxes increase by a single dime” if he was elected. And he was right, very strictly speaking: It’s going to be many, many, many billions of dimes.

Asked about raising taxes on the middle class on Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House economist Larry Summers wouldn’t repeat Mr. Obama’s pre-election promise. “It is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out no matter what,” Mr. Summers said—except, apparently, when his boss is running for office. Meanwhile, on ABC’s “This Week,” Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner also slid around Mr. Obama’s vow and said, “We have to bring these deficits down very dramatically. And that’s going to require some very hard choices.”

These aren’t even nondenial denials. The Obama advisers are laying the groundwork for taxing the middle class while claiming the deficit made them do it.

The liberal establishment is even further along in finally admitting that Mr. Obama wasn’t, er, telling the truth. A piece in the New York Times over the weekend declared in a headline that “the Rich Can’t Pay for Everything, Analysts Say.” And it quoted Leonard Burman, a veteran of the Clinton Treasury who now runs the Brookings Tax Policy Center, as saying that “This idea that everything new that government provides ought to be paid for by the top 5%, that’s a basically unstable way of governing.” They’re right, but where were they during the campaign?

In an editorial on February 26, “The 2% Illusion,” we wrote that the feds could take 100% of the taxable income of everyone in America earning more than $500,000 and still have raised only $1.3 trillion even in the boom year of 2006. The rich are fewer and less rich now, while the Obama budget is nearly $4 trillion.

Democrats already plan to repeal the Bush tax cuts, but that won’t raise enough money. So they’re proposing an income tax surcharge on “the wealthy,” but that won’t raise enough either. Democrats have no choice but to soak the middle class because only they have enough money to finance the liberal dream of yoking the middle class to cradle-to-grave government entitlements.

Democrats have already taxed the middle class by raising cigarette taxes to pay for the children’s health-care expansion. They’re also teeing up average earners with their cap-and-tax energy bill. Mr. Obama had hoped that cap-and-tax would raise some $646 billion over a decade, but Democrats in the House had to give most of that away in bribes to business to pass their bill. To finance ObamaCare, they’re also proposing another 10-percentage-point increase in the payroll tax on firms and individuals that don’t purchase health insurance. But this won’t raise enough money either.

So waiting in the wings is the biggest middle-class tax increase of them all: a European-style value added tax, or VAT. This tax would apply to every level of production or service, and it is beloved by politicians in Europe because it raises so much money so easily without voters noticing. Ezekiel Emanuel, a White House aide and brother of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, has advocated a 10% VAT to finance national health care. Look for a VAT to be one of the prominent options when Mr. Obama’s tax reform commission issues its report later this year.

The undeniable reality is that you can’t run a European-style welfare-entitlement state without European-style levels of taxation on the middle class (and eventually without low European-style growth and high jobless rates). It’s looking more and more like Mr. Obama’s no-middle-class-tax pledge was one of the greatest confidence tricks in American political history.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Didn't Think The Middle Class Would see a Tax Hike? Think again.

"Trust but verify." Ronald Reagan

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." John Adams

This past November people blindly voted for a man who is destroying the many freedoms on which the Country was built. His actions do not surprise those who made an educated vote in November. But his actions harm both those who did and did not support this man in November. The people of this Country have been losing freedoms gradually since 1914 or so but since November the continued loss of economic and personal freedom has been occurring at break neck speed.

Those who trusted they would not be taxed under President Obama have been fooled. Those who thought they would be helped are probably going to be harmed the most.

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The following excerpt is from a CNS news story.

Geithner Floats Obama’s Next Big Move: A Tax Hike on the Middle Class
Monday, August 03, 2009
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

( - Appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner floated President Obama’s next big move: a tax increase on middle-class Americans.

Geithner made it clear during the interview that the administration believes that new federal revenues are needed and he declined to rule out raising taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000 per year to get those revenues.

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“America needs a Commander in Chief, not a Global Community Organizer” - Liz Cheney

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Lately I have not been posting because I wanted to spend some time thinking about the direction of the BLOG and I was spending a great deal of time with the children and getting ready for Birthday parties. I have been spending some time educating myself with the direction this Country is taking with the current set of Legislators, our Current President and the unconstitutional CZARS he has appointed. Readership is also down during the summer because educrats have the summer off. But I have decided I am going to start posting about National policies and changes that are occurring to help spread information about what is happening within our government.

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Righting a Wrong

Last spring legislators killed a voucher program that gave inner city children in Washington. D.C. the option of school choice. CNS News is reporting that Senator Lieberman and others are putting fourth a bill that would reinstate the D.C. voucher program.

The following is an excerpt from the CNS News report.

Liberal and Conservative Senators Unite on Bill to Reinstate D.C. School Vouchers
Friday, July 31, 2009
By Adam Brickley

Washington ( – A bipartisan group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce legislation to revive the District of Columbia’s recently terminated D.C. Opportunity Scholarship school-voucher program.

“It’s not a liberal or conservative program, it’s a program that puts children first,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) Thursday at a Capitol Hill press conference announcing the effort.

“I’m happy to say it’s a program that’s working to give D.C. children, every one of them, a chance at a better education.”

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