Saturday, August 22, 2009

Counter Point to President Obama's Health Care Bill by a Physician

The following piece is a must read and must share piece. It appears in the American Thinker. The article speaks for itself.

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August 22, 2009
Obamacare-Point and Counterpoint
By Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.

Mr. Obama has gone back on the campaign trail to try to sell his health care reform to the nation. Mostly hand-picked, sympathetic attendees have been showing up to his town hall meetings. He continues to make the same points regarding health care reform, which need to be addressed specifically. I hope to address more in future articles.
1. We need health care reform.
We do not need health care reform. We have the best health care system in the world. We need health insurance reform.

2. Free market health insurance has caused our current problem.
It is the government that has caused the current problem. We have not had free market health insurance in this country since 1965. It is not possible to consider our system of medical payment free market when the government controls $.60 of every dollar spent on health care.

3. The evil and greedy health insurance companies have caused prices to skyrocket.
Again, it's the government that has caused prices to skyrocket. Medicare and Medicaid are the 800 pound gorilla and insurance companies are the fleas on the gorilla. Nothing can be done by the private insurance companies that has not been done by Medicare and Medicaid. The federal government opens the door and the private insurance companies follow. It is the government manipulation of the free market that has caused our current health insurance problem. The out of control medical costs in Britain and Canada, as well as in Massachusetts and other states that have tried government health care prove this point.

4. Nearly 50 million Americans are without health care.
Nearly 13 million Americans are without health insurance. No one in the United States is without health care. Government regulations prohibit patients from being turned away from hospitals, which must provide medical care to anyone. The huge number that the Obama administration has used is highly inflated.

To Read the rest of the article go to the American Thinker.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't agree with Taxation, Obama Care, The President, Cap and Trade? Believe in Personal Responsibility? You are a Racist!

Can't fight logically then just call them a racist. When did asking people to be personally responsible for themselves become a racist statement? Isn't the opposite true? Aren't those who say certain people can't take care of themselves racist? Isn't it pretty much saying they are too stupid to take care of themselves? Disagree with taxes? You are a racist. Read Jonah Goldberg's take on the use of the racist card below.

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The following piece appeared on the National Review.

A Deck Stacked with Race Cards
The great irony of the Obama presidency.

By Jonah Goldberg

What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn’t invited?

The question comes to mind as cries of racism grow ever louder among Obama’s supporters.

No one should be surprised. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, liberal Democrats have to accuse their opponents of racism. Indeed, somewhat to their credit, fighting racism — alas, even where it doesn’t exist — is one of the reasons they became liberal Democrats in the first place.

And that’s the great irony of the Obama presidency. It was Obama’s supporters who hinted, teased, promised, and prophesied that Obama would help America “transcend race.” But now, it is they who shrink from their own promised land.

After all, it was not Obama’s detractors who immediately fell into the comfortable groove of racial grievance and familiar “narratives” when Henry Louis Gates insisted that a police instructor in racial sensitivity had to be a racist. That was Obama and his choir of heralds.

From Day 1, Obama’s supporters have tirelessly cultivated the idea that anything inconvenient for the first black president just might be terribly, terribly racist.

This was always the nasty side of Obama’s implied hope for unity. Obama gave oxygen to the idea that disagreement with him amounted to obstructing his mission to “transcend race.” During the campaign, that meant anyone who got in his way was wittingly or unwittingly abetting racism (just ask Bill Clinton). A writer for Slate insisted journalists must not call attention to the fact that Obama is “skinny.” Such observations fuel racism by highlighting his physical appearance, and that in turn might suddenly alert racist American voters to the fact that Obama is . . . wait for it . . . black.

Now that he’s president, if you question his tax policies, energy plans, or health-care ambitions, you are “hoping he will fail” — and that, with the help of roundabout reasoning, is tantamount to hoping we cannot transcend race.

Loading the deck in such a way is a gift of Obama’s. Time and again, he pre-empts dissent by claiming he’s open-minded, pragmatic, and non-ideological, and therefore if you disagree with him, you must be some sort of zealot.

His shock troops make the same argument about race, sometimes with sophistication, sometimes with the kind of lucid clarity only profound stupidity can provide. For instance, actress Janeane Garofalo summed up the tea parties thusly: “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”

To read the rest of the story go to the National Review online.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In Theory Socialized Medicine Sounds Great, but Does it Work?

Socialized medicine sounds great and in a Utopia it may work. But the reality is we do not live in a Utopia. We have socialized education already, is it working? No really is it working?

Public education for the most part is a monopoly and controlled almost completely by the unions and lobbyist who make big money off taxpayers dollars. Do the research yourself first start at your own school district take a look at how much it costs to educate each child and the educational results. Those results would include dropout rates, graduation rates and results on standardized tests. Next take a look at the contracts and benefits of all employees. Don't forget to research the school budget to check for waste and fraud.

Next step would be to investigate public ed at the state level, how much of our tax dollars are used to pay pensions, how underfunded is the pension system, is your state constitutionally required to shore up funds? State pensions are bankrupting states.

Next look at the federal level how much money is spent on education. We have all heard of Big Business but you may not be aware of Big Ed. It is all there in black and white if you just look.

Medicare is virtually bankrupt look it up yourself.

Now we want to take Medicare and expand it for what and to what? It is not working in other countries and they are trying to back away from it in other countries. Here are just a few stories to take a gander at woman refused ambulance, thousands of surgeries maybe cut, Canadian Doctors say system imploding and millions of canadians don't have a family care doctor. There are plenty of stories out there about the problems with socialized medicine read it yourself.

Socialized medicine is about controlling people and sticking a middle man between you and your doctor. Just getting rid of the middle man government and the insurance companies will save billions and billions on medical care. You are being fed a lot of propaganda and you need to counter that propaganda, you need to know what is in the health care bill proposals and how it affects you, lastly you need to know there are real solutions that can save trillions of dollars in the long run.

We typically do not cover healthcare on this site but because of the implications this will have on our taxes and taxes for future generations we feel it is important to share this information with our readers.

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Quote of the Day -“Socialism is workable only in heaven where it isn't needed, and in hell where they've got it.” - Cecil Palmer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Are Republicans Socialist Too?

Since 1933 we have had aspects of socialism. The people of America have become so use to having certain programs they do not even realize that said programs are socialistic in nature. I have friends who are republicans who do not see how medicare, medicaid, public education and social security are all socialistic programs. As Norman Thomas six time US Socialist Party Presidential Candidate said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

The piece below eloquently states the point I am trying to make and appears on American

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Republicans are Socialist Too

by Gary DeMar, Aug 17, 2009

Lawrence O’Donnell, the stand-in host for loudmouth Ed Schultz of “The Ed Show,” put Rep. John Culberson (R-Tex.) on the spot with a series of questions about Socialism. O’Donnell, sympathetic to Socialism himself, wanted Rep. Culberson to admit that Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare are Socialistic programs, and since they are, why do Republicans object to government-run healthcare; it’s just more of the same. O’Donnell was parroting the claim by Newsweek that “We are all Socialists Now.” The use of “now” is a misnomer. We’ve been Socialists for quite some time as the above wealth distribution programs prove. And you can add public education as well. So these thousands of town hall protestors who denounce government healthcare would burn at the stake any politician who proposed to phase out Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare and make them financially responsible for the education of their children.

When pressed by O’Donnell, Culberson would not admit that the above programs are the definition of Socialism. O’Donnell even got the history of these programs right. Otto von Bismarck proposed them, and Adolf Hitler and Franklin Roosevelt patterned their social programs after his. To be fair, O’Donnell would not give Culberson a chance to explain his position, but the question was simple: Are these present programs Socialism, and if you had been in office when they were up for a vote, would you have voted for them? The questions were simple and direct as the answers should have been: Yes and No.

It’s not hard to trace the history of the rise of social programs in America. There’s no hidden history. What O’Donnell didn’t mention was how Adolf Hitler National Socialism (Nazi) party patterned its social agenda after the Iron Chancellor. William L. Shirer, in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, writes that a generation before Otto Von Bismarck’s policies gradually made the German people “value security over political freedom and caused them to see in the State, however conservative, a benefactor and a protector.”[1] Between 1883 and 1889 Bismarck put through a program for social security far beyond anything known in other countries at the time. It included compulsory insurance for workers against old age, sickness, accident and incapacity, and though it was organized by the State it was financed by employers and employees. Sound familiar? This is American-style Social Security!

Hitler took full advantage of the German state of mind and Bismarck’s early progress in turning the nation into a model of socialist reform. Hitler remarks in Mein Kampf, “I studied Bismarck’s socialist legislation in its intention, struggle and success.”[2] It was Hitler’s social security policies and promises that helped to get him elected. Of course, this was long before his anti-Semitic views were generally known. If anyone had bothered to read Mein Kampf, he would have seen it. But Hitler’s views on the Jews were not unique to him. Anti-Semitism was widespread in Germany and around the world. (See this exchange between an American soldier and a German woman on the topic of Anti-Semitism in America in the 1950 film The Big Lift at 1:03:50 to 1:05:10.) While I don’t want to pull the Nazi card, isn’t it interesting how the Left is demonizing a large segment of the population by describing them as “extremists” and “unpatriotic” in a way similar to what Hitler did to the Jews?

Hitler was not alone in his admiration of Bismarck and what he was able to accomplish. FDR borrowed Bismarck’s socialist agenda and created what is now known as the Social Security System. Bismarck said that “the State must take the matter in hand, since the State can most easily supply the requisite funds. It must provide them not as alms but in fulfillment of the workers’ right to look to the State where their own good will can achieve nothing more.”[3] Roosevelt and his admirers agreed. P. J. O’Brien, writing in Forward with Roosevelt, links Bismarck’s social policies with those of Roosevelt: “[The quotation by Bismarck] might have been lifted out of a speech by President Roosevelt in 1936, but the Iron Chancellor uttered it in 1871.”[4]

To show that that the debate over healthcare is not solely a Democrat obsession, former Attorney General and Governor of California, later to be nominated to the Supreme Court by Dwight D. Eisenhower and serve as Chief Justice, Earl Warren (1891–1974) “continued to demonstrate a blind faith in big government, becoming the first elected governor in U.S. history to propose compulsory health insurance. His scheme, which was defeated in the legislature, would have forced nearly all state residents into one health plan while giving state government bureaucrats the power to set hospital and doctor fees.”[5]

With the present crop of Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats in opposition, America will get a version of Obamacare Lite. The same thing happened with Social Security. It began as two percent (employee and employer pay-in) on $3000 per year, and it has been going up ever since. Now it’s 12.4 percent on $106,800. Do we really believe it’s going to be any different with healthcare?

Quote of the Day - “The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly.” Norman Thomas

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Have an Incurable Disease

I believe I have caught the Freedom Activist Bug. It appears to have left me with an incredible thirst for knowledge and an intent to spread freedom to all my friends, family and fellow man. I know this disease will bring joy, fulfillment and purpose to my life to an extent I may have never felt before. I have to be careful because it will also bring heartache and frustration but it is all part of living with said bug. My intent is to contaminant as many people as possible; I am wishing for a pandemic event, spread to every person in the United States.


Sunday, August 16, 2009


Children go through a period of asking why, usually between the ages of 3 and 8. I am sure you have all heard the questions, "Why does it rain?" "Do fish go to heaven too?" " Why is broccoli green?" "How come I can read and that boy can't read?" "How come I have to go to bed?" "Are there any blue frogs?" "Is this made of atoms too?" "Why can't everyone go to homeschool?"

For some reason all too often adults quit asking the questions! Why? Is it because we are a nation of lemmings or nation of fools or a nation in which our public schools have taught us never to question authority?

This past election I don't think people asked enough questions and right now I do not think people are asking enough questions. Below I am just scratching the surface of all the questions I have.

Why do we need health care reform now?
Is the problem really the insurance companies or the current set of laws that restrict medical practice and insurance companies?
Why are our legislators and presidents spending so much money?
Does giving welfare recipients 200 dollars a piece for each child right now make sense when we don't have the money? Why will my children have to pay back this money as an adult?
Why do the unions want to get rid of the secret ballot?
Why won't Obama let us have access to any of his college records?
Why are union people being bussed in to town hall meetings?
Why is the media and the left attacking Sarah Palin?
Is Sarah Palin a threat or a whack job?
How will the US pay it's medicare and pension obligations?
Why is the US building interment camps?
Insurance companies are said to be backing the protests against health care I hear that but where is the proof?
Why are drug companies agreeing to support the Obama healthcare plan are they getting anything out of it?
How come the President has so many Czars?
Are the Czars allowed under our Constitution?
Why won't the Congressmen read the Bills?
Why must you show a picture ID to get into a town hall meeting but not to vote?
Why is it okay for people on the left to protest but not people on the right?
Why is the government creating more programs when we do not have any money to do it?
Why are people willing to blame Bush and the Republicans and not actually look at the facts?
Why won't Democrats take responsibility for their part in the disaster?
Why won't Republicans take responsibility for their disaster?
How come reducing spending is never a part of the solution?
How come reducing government is never part of the solution?
Why does our government want to control our food and energy supply? Is it so they can control the people?
How come people in this country have decided the government can take back care of them better then themselves?
Why are people calling Obama a fascist, a marxist or a communist? Do I know what those words mean? Could they be right?

Money does not grow on trees. The only way to reduce our budgets and pay off our debts is to tax us to death or cut spending, I prefer the later.

Ask questions, get answers and object to anything that will harm your family, your Country and our children's future. Never assume you are being told the truth.

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Quotes of the Day - “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever” - Chinese Proverb

"I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton

Our government is asking us not to question. Are you going to be a fool for five minutes or a fool forever?