Thursday, December 24, 2009
Health care is more of an art than a rigid, bureaucratic, follow-the-rules type of occupation. The reason why patients choose some doctors over others is precisely because people assume (quite rightly) that certain doctors follow practices that are superior over other doctors. Some doctors have more experience, talent, insight, education, or are just plain more pleasant to work with.
Health care is so complicated that one person is not able to understand all of the variables that exist within this profession. What might appear "unnecessary" due to the high cost may be a very useful if it saves one's life. What Congress is trying to do is ensure that everyone receives equal health care. That is not possible in the real world. As a result, the most that can be attained is to ruin everyone's health care through providing disincentives for doctors to provide the absolute best treatment, by subsidizing medical treatment (which will increase demand on doctors who are already overwhelmed through existing government mandates and programs), and taxing every aspect of the country, to the point in which the country will be a lot poorer.
Exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise consider the medical profession will give up on their dreams because they are not interested in subjecting themselves to the whims of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., who are only concerned about costs, and not about how to achieve actual results for the patient. When the government agent gets in between a doctor and his patient, nothing good can come from this. Why have we done this to ourselves?
Well, the answer is simple: Democrats truly do have contempt and despise the America that we love. This legislation is part of an effort to destroy what is special and exceptional about America. Thankfully, we have the opportunity to fire these Democrats in November of 2010.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Barack Obama, in his own words, said that the Democrat Party has "similarly zealotry" as Republicans -- but just can't "enshrine some of [our] more radical ideas into law"
Candidate Barack Obama said "there are those within the Democratic Party who tend toward similar zealotry. But those who do have never come close to possessing the power of a Rove or a DeLay, the power to take over a party, fill it with loyalists, and enshrine some of their more radical ideas into law."
Until now, that is!
John Kerry supports massive taxation of Americans to redistribute to the Third World -- all in the name of "climate change"
Thankfully, there are Americans in Congress who are sensible. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla) is traveling to the Coppenhagen conference to let the elitist world leaders know that America is not going to bankrupt itself to fulfill the collectivist fantasies of the world's socialists.
"If you don't pass this legislation, then . . . the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area," the official said. "And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it's going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty."
Who does Ms. Jackson intend to command? The American public -- especially when Americans are exchanging value for value -- in other words, economic transactions. Who is Lisa Jackson, anyway? She is an unelected technocrat that most voters have never heard of of. But she wants dictatorial powers over the American public. She is desperate because Congress, which must answer to the American people from time to time, is starting to balk at the outrageous costs and dubious science associated with the climate change hoax. Tell your Representative that you do not want to give in to threats by a power hungry bureaucrat like Lisa Jackson.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
The Postal Service exists for one purpose alone: to provide union jobs for government employees. Of course, the other reason is that this present (Democrat) Congress does not believe in liberty and does not like the idea of anyone challenging an iron-clad government monopoly. This is important to keep in mind because once the "government option" (ephetistaically referred to as the "public option" in the health care debate) becomes the law of the land, Congress will also resist any effort to open up competition with a failed government agency. We do not expect privatization efforts to succeed with this Democrat-controlled Congress, but now is the best time to campaign on a platform of privatization of the United States Postal Service.
For those of us who sometimes wonder if we live in an irrational, anti-scientific era, there is some promising news. According to Rasmussen Reports polling, 47% of the nation's voters believe that changes in climate are due to "planetary trends." Only 37% believe that humans are the cause of any changes in the world's climate. The idea that humans can change the Earth's climate has always striked us nothing more than the projection of superhuman powers onto mere mortals. Of course, the real reason for the global warming myth has been an excuse to transfer power and wealth from millions of Americans to the Statists, who have an insatiable appetite for control.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The United States has always been defined as a beacon for freedom. Freedom is under threat in the USA!
The United States has always been a unique nation precisely because of its founding principles. From the beginning, it has attracted friends of liberty like a magnet, while at the same time being the target of all those who oppose liberty. This group has consisted in various times the British Empire, Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, the Islamofascist regime of Iran, and others. Today, the greatest threat to liberty comes from within.
The enemies of freedom work in our highest positions of power--from the Presidency, to the Speaker of the House, and the Majority Leader of the US Senate. Obama wants to restrict your ability to reach your economic potential by redistributing your wealth to those who are parasites--the non-producers.
Obama believes that you should look to the government when it comes to major economic transactions, whether it is receiving health care, buying a home, attending school, or starting a business.
Take the issue of health care in America: the debate over health care has very little to do with 'health care' and everything about empowering Washington to control every aspect of our economy, including medicine.
This Saturday, the Democrats in the United States Senate voted to "proceed" with a debate on the health care takeover. This did not happen easily. In order to get there, Harry Reid bribed US Senator Marry L. Landrieu with $300 million dollars for her home state.
If the American people had an opportunity to vote on this bill, it would lose in a landslide. According to Rasmussen, only 38% of Americans support the governmentalization of health care. It's easy to understand why Americans do not want this bill to pass. It increases taxes on literally everyone. It gives bureaucrats the authority to determine what every health insurance policy must include. This will raise costs, and thus, only result in more people being uninsured. Of course, the Democrats tax the uninsured, which is quite astonishing. The idea that such an atrocious bill could be imposed upon the people in a free country is frightening indeed. Are we still a free country? The American people need to rise up and say no way--not now, and not ever!
George Washington's statement, made above, shows that while our situation is certainly difficult, we have faced difficult situations in the past, and if we "put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times," we will overcome these obstacles that the Obama Democrats have imposed on us.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Democrats do not believe that citizens should be able to exchange their wealth for a doctor's services. Instead, Democrats want to confiscate the wealth of citizens, transfer it to a bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., and control the doctor by imposing regulations, taxes, and mandates on what they are able to do in their day to day practice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she's prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that's what it takes to pass ObamaCare," according to OpinionJournal.com, part of the Wall Street Journal. If health care 'reform' (which we'll call destruction) is so great, then why would a majority party do something that it knows will result in losing a large number of seats in the federal legislature? It is not because the people want it. They don't. It is not because they want to do what is good for the people. All of the evidence from around the world suggests that such legislation will result in higher costs, the denial of care, and lower quality health services.
The only plausible answer that one can arrive at is that the Democrats are trying to impose socialist health care because they believe that it is the best way to turn the country into a socialist, third-world country.
Friday, October 30, 2009
‘‘SEC. 340O. COMMUNITY-BASED COLLABORATIVE CARE
9 NETWORK PROGRAM.
10 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may award grants
[Editor's note: In other words, in the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services]
11 to eligible entities for the purpose of establishing model
12 projects to accomplish the following goals:
‘‘(d) COMMUNITY-BASED COLLABORATIVE CARE
3 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—
4 ‘‘(A) DESCRIPTION.—A community-based
5 collaborative care network described in this sub6
section is a consortium of health care providers
7 with a joint governance structure that provides
8 a comprehensive range of coordinated and inte9
grated health care services for low-income pa10
tient populations or medically underserved com11
munities (whether or not such individuals re12
ceive benefits under title XVIII, XIX, or XXI
13 of the Social Security Act, private or other
14 health insurance or are uninsured or under15
insured) and that complies with any applicable
16 minimum eligibility requirements that the Sec17
retary may determine appropriate.
‘‘(B) REQUIRED INCLUSION.—Each such
19 network shall include the following providers
20 that serve the community (unless such provider
21 does not exist within the community, declines or
22 refuses to participate, or places unreasonable
23 conditions on their participation)—
‘‘(iv) A community clinic, including a
2 mental health clinic, substance abuse clin3
ic, or a reproductive health clinic.
In other words, if the Secretary of Health and Human Services decides to fund "community-based collaborative care networks" (whatever that means), the government MUST fund "reproductive health clinics," which is a fancy way of saying abortion facilities. They thought they could burry this on page 1441, but we found it!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It's rare to see a true citizens protest movement. Most people are too busy to get active in political debates. That's reasonable because in a free society, there are thousands of different pursuits that one can engage in. Now that our country is headed down a very dangerous course, one that could affect the very foundation of the country, regular citizens are becoming far more involved. It was truly a remarkable experience to see so many people at this event.
I saw people from every walk of life there. I heard an American who immigrated from Russia who said that she is getting involved because she does not want America to go down the path that Russia once went through. People who have experienced tyranny know the signs of its development.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thomas Jefferson once said: "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."
Notice that Thomas Jefferson wanted the chains on the government and not American citizens.
President Barack Obama does not want any limits whatsoever on his powers. He has not made any reference to the limitations on our federal government during his time as president. Even worse, prior to becoming president, he complained that the US Constitution acted to prevent government action, which he found problematic since he believes that it is the power and perogative of the government to involve itself in literally every aspect of our lives.
When listening to speeches and comments made by Obama, it's clear that he does not believe in the Declaration of Independent's clear reference to an unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Every policy he proposes is intended to get in the way and block one's right to the pursuit of happiness. Just yesterday, Obama has proposed new limits on what higher level executives are able to make at their firms. Why does he propose this policy? Simple: He does not believe that individuals should pursue their rational self-interest by working hard and receiving a high salary to compensate them for their efforts. Rather than celebrate individual achievement, Obama believes in punishing it.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
"Let me emphasize something very strongly as we begin this discussion. The United States has already this year alone achieved a 6% reduction in emissions simply because of the downturn in the economy, so we are effectively saying we need to go another 14%." [emphasis added].
John Kerry is advocating a permanent reduction in our economy. This is an elected official who is openly stating that he wants America to be a poorer country. How will he do it? By 'capping' our economic growth by creating artificial and arbitrary restrictions on what individuals are able to do in the economy to improve their lives.
Thus, is it fair to say that John Kerry hates this country? Of course John Kerry hates America.
He does not like the fact that the US Constitution is a document intended to protect the individual from the iron fist of the state. Just look at what he says about this country and what he wants to do with the power that he holds.
Are the people from Massachusetts going to figure this out?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Once the government takes over the health care industry, it will fight against any competition with its monopoly.
Do doctors think that things would improve in health care once Washington politicians, bureaucrats, and courts override the will of their patients?
No one thinks this way. Doctors don't think this way, and neither do patients.
Further, once the government takes over health care, it is aggressive in its attack against any alternative to the government-run monopoly.
Let's look at Canada for a moment. There is a movement in Canada to offer more privatized health insurance there. However, the "government-run" monopoly advocates are screaming at the top of their lungs that such voluntary, individualistic care is harming the government-run monopoly system.
"What it means is that people who have no money, who are chronically ill, disabled, who require medical attention frequently, are going to suffer dramatically," said Leslie Dickout of the B.C. Health Coalition, as quoted in the LA Times. In other words, the government-run system is not paying doctors sufficiently, and offers long lines to patients, but the private-sector alternative is able to lure doctors through better pay, and patients with less waiting times, and that's considered unfair. These government-run health care advocates do not care at all about health care. What they care about is control over doctors and patients in a totalitarian, government-run health care utopia.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The politicians are trying to take away our liberty to decide our own health care and instead ensure that we're forced--from now until the end of time--into an authoritarian, top-down, government-run health care system that will ration care, deny treatment, and tax Americans into an oblivion. This is the type of policy that one would get from a dictatorship. Yet our elected officials seem quite content to ram this down our throats despite what we have said all across the country. It's sad. Very sad. But we are not dispirited. We do not give up hope! Never surrender!
The politicians answer to us. They are our employees. If they are unwilling to listen to us, ultimately it is our duty to show up in great numbers on election day and defeat them. They are abusing their power -- and therefore, it is up to us to vote in great numbers and defeat the authoritarian Democrats presently in control of Congress.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Government-run health care is not a free-market reform. I realize it is obvious, but Obama's drones on Twitters continue to spread lies.
However, a lot of the liberals have read Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," in which he trains radical leftists to use the framework that people are used to (capitalism) in order to support the Statists' perverted and unpopular radical views. Thus, when trying to create a government-run, authoritarian health care system, it makes sense to lie and call this "free-market" than to call it what it is -- a dark road towards serfdom, where citizens become subjects, and those within government become our masters.
For those who had the misfortune of going to a government-run school, a "free-market" is one in which an individual, freely and voluntarily, purchases products and services from another, or works or invests with another, without coercision, and without subsidies or mandates to interfere in this judgment. From the definition in Wikipedia: "A free market describes a market without economic intervention and regulation by government." Thus, by definition, the ObamaCare proposal is not a free-market reform.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Democrats want to take away your health care options. Meanwhile, you have a million films available to watch on Netflix!
What this means is that President Obama does not believe that individuals should be in charge of their own health care. He believes that he should be in charge of your care. However, he does not say that the care that he would grudgingly provide would be superior care. That is a major reason why individuals have gone to town hall meetings to tell their elected representative that they do not want the government to take away their health care options.
In a free society, individuals should be free to make their own health care decisions. People should have thousands of health insurance options, and the best way is to permit individuals to purchase health insurance from a company in any state of the nation.
It is ironic that the politicians want to take away one's health care options even when, in other parts of life, there are literally hundreds of choices for cereal, e-mail providers, cars, and movies on Netflix. The only part of our life that should be free from choices is health care! Your life is now property of ObamaCare, Inc. Go figure!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Rep. Diane Watson admits government-run health care is a failure, but proceeds to create such a system in America!
Normal people are not enthralled with politicians, especially those who are open enough to say how lazy they are about the work that they are entrusted to act upon. Thus, it is striking that Rep. Diane Watson was bold enough to say that she is open to nationalizing 20% of the entire United States economy without bothering to read the fine print.
Some audience members, who read a script, and were members of some government-run health care pressure group, were demanding that Diane Watson propose the creation of an authoritarian, monopolized government-run health care system (single payer--also known as 'single provider' of health care: i.e., a monopoly).
Thankfully, I was able to ask her why government-run health care would work when it failed everywhere. Her answer was most unusual: She admitted that government-run health care systems around the world have failed, but she insists that we can avoid the mistakes that have existed in other countries. Doubtful. Some ideas are reprehensible regardless of what country one lives in. The idea that we need to copy the failures of other countries, such as UK, which exhibit an enormous amount of rationing of health care, poor quality and hygiene, is irrational. If an idea does not work in other countries, there is no sensible reason to impose it here. At least Diane Watson admitted that government-run health care has failed everywhere that it has been tried. That is a remarkable admission for someone who wants to create such a monster here in the United States of America.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Americans hold the view that the government has a very limited set of objectives upon which it is empowered to act upon, namely, to protect the rights of individual citizens. Thus, it is the government's job to protect individuals from those who would exercise force, and thus, abridge one's rights. For this reason, the government must take action to protect individuals from criminals, foreign governments, and to provide neutral forums to adjudicate disputes between different individuals through the use of objective law.
When the government acts outside these constraints, it can be very dangerous to the liberty of the people.
Right now we are in the middle of one of the great debates in all of American history. The debate is whether the government has the right to force you to purchase health insurance, require private companies to operate under the dictates of government central planners rather than customers, and to slowly develop a pathway in which the government will control every aspect of health care. The US Constitution, however, establishes the powers upon which the Congress may act upon. No where in the US Constitution does it say that Congress has the power to pass laws requiring citizens to purchase health insurance, or to essentially require that government planners will have de facto control over American insurance companies. Americans are saying 'no' to all of these unconstitutional ideas in townhall meetings all across the fruited plane. This is definitely quite exciting to see. Keep up the pressure. E-mail your elected officials, and definitely call them. Show up at meetings and ask tough and pointed questions. We can defeat ObamaCare.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Americans are learning the truth about the Democrats--finally. The goal of the Democrats is to re-make America, evade or distort the true meaning of the US Constitution, and transfer power from individuals to government officials. But the people have found out what is taking place, and they are protesting. Congratulations, America. You make us proud.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
There is a reason why Barack Obama is pursuing this path: He is intentionally trying to destroy the American economy. Remember: Democrats do hate America, and Obama has made this clear.
He is trying to "fundamentally" transition Americans from a capitalist economy into a socialist-based one. This is not an accident. He is not merely ignorant, misinformed, or stupid.
It's worse. He is doing this intentionally. Well, thankfully, the US Constitution does not give the President dictatorial powers. Congress is independent of the President, and they have their own unique constituency. When the American people tell their elected representatives "no," it will make many of these Democrats in Congress fearful of going along with these socialistic policy proposals.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is a very good video that explains how the socialist, government-run, authoritarian, top-down health care systems do not produce good results at all. We need to spread the word to the public and ensure that they oppose ObamaCare, because they won't like it when they get it. Also, once this type of authoritarian system is in effect, it's very hard to repeal it.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Further, the debate about the "uninsured" in America is the greatest source of misinformation.
From Mark Levin's book "Liberty and Tyranny":
"In 2006, the Census Bureau reported that there were 46.6 million people without health insurance.
Why are we trying to destroy the greatest health care system in the world? There is no health care crisis. Tell Congress to keep their hands off of our health care. Call (202)224-3121 and ask to speak with your elected representative.
- About 9.5 million were not United States citizens.
- Another 17 million lived in households with incomes exceeding $50,000 a year and could, presumably, purchase their own health coverage .
- Eighteen million of the 46.6 million uninsured were between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four, most of whom were in good health and no necessarily in need of health-care coverage or chose not to purchase it .
- Moreover, only 30 percent of the nonelderly population who became uninsured in a given year remained uninsured for more than twelve months.
- Almost 50 percent regained their health coverage within four months . The 47 million "uninsured" figure used by [Speaker of the Houe Nancy] Pelosi and others is widely inaccurate."
So how is Obama proving his friendship with Europe?
By trashing the sovereingty of Switzerland. The United States is demanding that certain tax related data from clients by Swiss-based UBS be turned over to the Internal Revenue Service. If UBS does so, it would undermine Swiss's bank secrecy laws, and thus, their entire banking system. When a customer places money in a Swiss account, there is the implicit assumption that their data will not be turned over under any circumstances to authorities in other jurisdictions. If customers no longer believe that their banking related information is kept secret in Switzerland, customers will find other jurisdictions that are able to maintain such secrecy. As a result, a lot of Swiss's banks will have fewer deposits, more will fail, unemployment will rise, and the economy will suffer. What does Obama have against Switzerland?
Interestingly, Switzerland is considering passing a law preventing UBS from complying with the IRS mandates. As Reuters reports, this case is "souring diplomatic ties."
So much for the broken promise of Barack Obama trying to repair relations with the rest of the world.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Is Obama asking the Russians for a tutoring lesson on how to get czars to enforce an authoritarian agenda?
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Democrat Karen Bass, Speaker of the California Assembly, labels anti-tax voters as "terrorists"; wonders why we permit free speech!
How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass responds:
"The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: 'You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair."
Karen Bass believes that when a citizen communicates with a lawmaker, and states that one does not want to pay higher taxes, that this is a form of terrorism! This is part of the continued Democrat assault on free speech. They do not believe in informed debates. They do not believe that individuals should be able to discuss issues and tell their elected representatives that we do not want to pay higher taxes. Instead, they label those who peacefully petition our government as terrorists! And she wonders why we "allow" this. Does she intend to write a law to repeal the First Amendment? Thankfully, term-limits ensures that Karen Bass will not be returning to the California State Assembly.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Congress is currently debating one of the most outrageous and clearly irrational policies in American history. Congress wants to impose a substantial tax increase on consumers of all forms of energy. Absolutely every single person will pay this large tax. Millions of American jobs will be lost. Once the bill's restrictions kick in completely, the average family will face a new tax increase of $6,800 when it is phased in completely. This legislation is designed to punish Americans. It is based upon the premise that the America that we have come to know and love, based upon individual liberties, should be changed to one in which Congress decides how much energy we should be entitled to use. Where do they claim this power?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Democrats hate your lifestyle. They don't want you to have an advanced standard of living, and thus, they have a solution: pass substantial tax increases on your energy usage.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I don't pretend to know exactly what runs through the mind of Senator Barbara Boxer. General Michael Walsh was testifying in front of Sen. Barbara Boxer, when he referred to her as 'ma'am.' Sen. Boxer interrupted Gen. Walsh in a very arrogant, condescending fashion, and it was disgraceful. Sen. Boxer ought to be ashamed of her behavior. Gen. Walsh has worked hard to defend the liberty of the American people, and he deserves more than to be belittled by an arrogant and condescending "senator." You can call her office at (202) 224-3553
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is a wonderful ad that demonstrates that California's high taxes are not done for the purpose of improving the lives of Californians, but rather to pay super-high salaries to the state's government workers. These individuals are simply using the state budget in order to confiscate hard-earned wealth from the productive sector and shift it to them.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
“Why? Why does he say that? Because he knows that momentum will inevitably slow for something that’s extraordinarily costly, will deny people the coverage that they already have, will ration their health care, and could provide some kind of government insurance company that’s going to drive out the private insurance companies that provide all these options,” he added.
Yes, this is absolutely right. The reason why Obama continues to try to rush the debate on nationalized health care is precisely because he knows that he will not be able to win the debate on the merits. There is no way that Obama can win on the merits by saying that he wishes to move from a private-sector health care system to one that will be government-run. No one has a positive experience dealing with government-run enterprises. When people hear that when they are in pain and need medical help, that they will wait in long lines like those at the DMV and the post office, they will not tolerate this.
Obama's goal is to steamroll the opposition, pass this legislation really quick without any public debate, and to move on to the next destructive policy. We can stop him, though. An educated citizenry is the best check against an authoritarian government.
Monday, June 15, 2009
For routine, expected expenses, the best form of health care would be if the patient pays the physician directly, with no middle man (including insurance or the government). Thus, if you have a cold, and you want to visit a doctor, you should be able to shop around and determine who is going to charge the best rates. As the system would move towards a capitalist system, doctors would post their prices online and there even would be advertisements making their prices known. However, since doctors get most of their payments through third-parties--including both the government and insurance companies--most people are ignorant of the prices doctors charge, and doctors themselves have very little incentive to cut down costs to pass it along to patients.
Obama has the worst of the worst ideas. Rather than moving towards a system in which the patient pays the doctor directly, he wants the patient to pay taxes, which will be sent to D.C., wasted by hundreds of thoudsands of bureacrats, and then sent back to you with millions of strings attached in terms of how you can visit your doctor, when, how often, what type of treatment will be offered, and how and when your doctor will get paid. This will cause a nightmare. It is your job to oppose this. I am including a form letter that you can send to your member of Congress as well as both of your US Senators. I already sent my letter to them and now it is up to you to do your part. You can send a message to your Member of Congress by clicking here.
Here is the form letter that you may copy and paste and send it along to D.C.:
As your constituent, I urge you to oppose President Obama's health care schemes. Government-run health care does not work, and should be opposed.
I do not want the government to be in charge of health care. We have seen that the government-run systems in the UK and Canada do not work. Instead, I support private sector solutions such as deregulation, enabling citizens to buy health care policies from a company in any state, and to provide tax deductions for individuals to purchase coverage.
For these reasons, I strongly oppose President Obama's government-run health care ideas. I urge you to vote against these bills when they come for a vote in Congress.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
President Obama, this is an outrageous lie. There already is competition in health insurance, with thousands of providers. Secondly, Obama has shown no interest in competition in anything that the government presently has a monopoly in, such as government schools. Does he support competition for government schools? No! Not at all!
We presently have a federal government that wants to intervene in every aspect of American life. Think about what starts in the beginning of the day: you eat breakfast, turn on the TV, and drive to work. Well, in every one of those areas, the government wants to intervene and change the way you live. First, the government wants to radically change your diet. It's hard to get Nancy Pelosi to come to your house to tell you what to eat, so the best way is by making certain foods more expensive so that you'd be forced to buy less expensive foods. Ostensibly, this means taxing "junk food," but it is not hard to conceive of Congress expanding far beyond this to coffee, beef, salt, etc, etc. Secondly, turning on your TV to catch the news will be far more expensive because the people in Congress have a hypersensitive and paranoid view of rising temperatures, which causes them to have the arrogant view that they, the United States Congress, actually have control over global temperature. (This actually reminds me of a documentary I rented recently. It was a documentary about pre-historic man. During one part of the documentary, it referred to the fact that ancient man believed that he could change the weather by chanting to the "weather god." Isn't this very similar, only that this time, Congress wants to force you to pay alms to this "weather god"?) Thirdly, driving to work will certainly be a lot more difficult in the future since Congress wants to design the type of car that you should be driving, impose substantial taxes on gasoline to make it harder to drive to work, and also, to impose policies that will make driving more inconvenient. For instance, Congress wants to shift gas tax revenue away from highway construction towards mass transit, which will result in more congestion.
As Americans, we must remember that our Constitution does not grant Congress unlimited majority rule. Our Founders choose specifically to limit the extent of Congress's powers. No matter who wins an election, there are some things that politicians cannot do. Politicians are to write laws to protect our individual rights; their job is not to abridge our rights.
Further, while we still have the freedom to communicate, it is essential to get the word out and let your fellow citizens know what President Obama has in store for America. Obama does not believe that Americans should have individual rights. Instead, he wants to ration rights and distribute it to his political allies and oppress those who are not favorable to him. It is important that we remain vigilant and continue to shed light on the harmful ideas and policies that Obama continues to bring forward.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Ronald Reagan provides a compelling argument against government managed health care (socialist health care), which is what the Obama Democrats want to impose on America. In this video, President Reagan describes how, even though the American people will always vote against a government-run (authoritarian) health care system, Members of Congress, seeking to enlarge their authority, will attempt to implement these policies incrementally. As Reagan states, the openly stated goal of many of these socialists in Congress is to first enact a very minimal program, and then seek to expand the program inch by inch every few years, to a point in which the program becomes a massive authoritarian program. That is exactly what we have seen over the years in health care: from the introduction of Medicare (meant for the elderly) and Medicaid (for the poor), and the State Children's Health Insurance program (meant for lower-middle class families with children), to the new program of providing a "government-run" health insurance program for "everyone," which essentially gets us to the stated goal of the Statist, which is to have an authoritarian, government-run health care system for everyone.
Friday, June 05, 2009
The first country to recognize America diplomatically was Holland.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
It is not the duty of the President of the United States to "fight against" the negative appearances of Islam. What negative stereotypes, in particular, is he making reference to? I wonder if he also considers it his duty to fight against the negative stereotypes of Christianity, which is actually the religion of most Americans.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Obama uses dictatorial powers to seize GM, Chrystler, without Congressional authorization or Constitutional Power
This all started when President Bush asked for authority to bailout the auto industry, but Congress refused. Since that period of time, Congress has not authorized a single cent to the auto industry! As a result, President Obama is stealing money from the treasury to bailout the auto industry, even though the US Constitution says that Congress, not the President, has the power to appropriate taxpayer dollars.
Obama is acting without any constitutional authority whatsoever. This is the closest thing we have ever seen to a South American dictatorship.
I oppose the federal government owning stock in GM and Chrysler. This is not necessary. I support free-enterprise, not socialism. I recommend passing legislation to sell the federal government's ownership stake in GM and Chrysler immediately. The government must not own and operate car companies. The government must get out of the car business. Let private actors manage, produce, and take ownership in private companies. The federal government should not be in this business at all.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Obama's intends to raise taxes on 100% of Americans. Despite President Obama's repeated statements on the campaign trial, by his own words in this video, he intends to raise taxes dramatically on all Americans who use energy.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Congressman Henry Waxman reveals that he does not even know what is in his own global warming law! The reason we have a republican form of government is precisely because these individuals are supposed to know the laws that they are trying to pass. Here, Waxman reveals that he has no clue what he is doing, or the harm that will arise if and when his bill becomes law.
Tucked away in the legislation, the act states (Part 2, section 426): "An eligible worker, specifically workers who lose their jobs as a result of this measure, may receive a climate change adjustment allowance under this subsection for a period of not longer than 156 weeks." This means that Americans are guaranteed to lose their jobs, but Congress will provide "handouts" to compensate for this loss!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
The fact that the government has failed to deliver in K-12 education is a strong rebuke to the idea that the government is able to manage anything as complex as health care and deliver on cost, quality, and affordability. The government has not been able to deliver on any of these areas even in an area like education, which it has operated continuously for almost a century. (Year after year, we are told that this time, it will be fixed. It won't happen. Once the government takes over health care, and quality declines, there will be constant pleas for "more money" to "fix the problem." But money is not the source of the problem: freedom and individuality, reflected in the capitalist system, is what makes medical excellence possible).
Further, medical care is extremely complex, requiring highly motivated and intelligent individuals who have a fixed store of knowledge and able to use it in dynamic and novel situations. There are so many factors in play when it comes to medical care, including the creation of advanced theoretical knowledge to create new medicines and specialized procedures to cure ailments, distributions of new medicines, medical schools, medical professionals, hospitals, clinics, private doctor's offices, and many other variables, factors, and individuals that I did not even consider. Considering the fact that there are just a couple of people who are capable of running a multi-billion operation, is it possible that the 535 Members of Congress are not qualified to run a sector of the economy that accounts for $1.6 trillion or more of the economy?
Liberty should be the guiding principle of health care. When you are in pain, you want the pain aleviated. The best way is by going to a doctor who does not face a gun in his face telling him how to run his business, how much to charge, how to conduct his procedures: rather, we all want a medical professional who is guided by medical excellence. Let's face it: The government failed in education, but it has an insatiable appetite. Not content to monopolize only education, it also wants to destroy the best health care system in the world. Don't let it happen.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized launch of a "rocket" into outer space. While I have no intention of retaliating or showing you that I can easily attack your rockets, I wanted to let you know that I have reserved all of my rights as US President, including the right to go to the UN. You neither asked for nor received permission to launch the rocket. Therefore, I believe you have willfully violated UN Security Council resolutions. I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all rockets, and destroy such rockets immediately, and that you desist from this or any other infringement of UN Security Council resolutions. If I have not received an affirmative response from you by April 10, indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, I shall consider writing another strongly worded letter to you.
Barack Hussein Obama
THE WHITE HOUSE
April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Does this sound like a man who truly loves America? If a husband continuously made negative comments about his wife all the time, and stated, "but I love you," should she reasonably accept such a statement?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
It's funny how a lot of liberals were threatening to leave the country when Bush was elected and re-elected, but real American companies are actually leaving due to Obama's poor policies.
This shows contempt for American citizens who are very concerned about illegal aliens, especially those who commit criminal acts. Showing leniency to criminal aliens will only serve to create more crime. Lower the cost of something and you will only get more of it. This applies to crime just as it does for products and services. In Maricopa County's jail system, 20 percent of the inmates are illegal aliens, and 70% of those illegal alien criminals were arrested for felony crimes. These crimes included:
Those felony crimes committed included the following: forgery, 12 percent; kidnapping, 10 percent; aggravated assault, 7 percent; driving under the influence, 7 percent; drug charges, 27 percent; robbery, 3 percent; murder, 3 percent; and theft, 4 percent.
Friday, March 06, 2009
President Obama's policies are no different than the policies of one who would want to actually harm the economy. If you wanted to harm the economy, wouldn't you want to attack those who are productive, successful, and are employing individuals? How would the economy improve without successful entrepreneurs? The answer: it can't--that's why a destructive ideologue would want to punish them not for their vices, but for their virtues. If you wanted to harm the economy, wouldn't you want to raise the costs of energy so that it would be very difficult to manufacture, run a business, and maintain a high quality lifestyle? If you wanted to crush the economy, wouldn't you want to make it difficult for people to become wealthy, and thus, job creators, investors, and large businesses? So slap a high income tax rate on them to discourage them from using their talents for productive endeavors. We have enough economic and historical data, as well as from newspapers from other countries that have adopted such policies, that they do not work. It is not possible for Obama or the Democrats to suggest that they are unaware that such policies harm the economy. They do know that these policies are harmful, and they are willing to pursue these policies anyway. Ignorance is not a valid excuse. As a result, the only natural conclusion is to assume that President Obama and his comrades in the Democrat Party are intentionally trying to create another Great Depression through these wreckless and destructive policies.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
He is going through a spending spree that serves to crowd out the private market. Obama wants to crush the private market--just as the liberal Democrats in Congress crushed the financial and automobile industries--so that he can nationalize them.
He wants to crush the health care industry with new regulations and by subsidizing the government-run model--to a point in which individuals will one day be forced into a government-run health care monopoly, one in which individuals will not have choices, seniors will be "sacrificed" through a lack of care, and new innovations (such as new drugs) would disappear overnight.
He is running trillion dollar deficits that will serve to encourage the Federal Reserve to start printing more money, which will cause the type of hyperinflation that is often seen in Third World nations.
Then, to cement his rule, he is hoping to legalize the millions of illegal aliens, who, due to their illiteracy, poverty, and inability to assimilate into American society, will be reliable votes for the Democrat Party. These are dangerous times. We Republicans must oppose all of this. Obama's plans are not typical positions for a person in power to hold. These are radical stances that are far outside the American mainstream. He is not constrained at all by the United States Constitution or the fact that public opinion disagrees with many of his ideological goals. He doesn't care. The man is on a mission, and he is out there to destroy the private sector.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A mere 24 hours ago, Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed landed in England - a free man. Mohamed was captured in Pakistan in April, 2002, and has admitted to training at various Al-Qaeda training camps and is alleged to have plotted multiple attacks on American soil.
Included in his laundry list of terrorist activities are:
- Training at various Al-Qaeda training camps, where he specialized in firearms and explosives
- Being taught by senior Al-Qaeda leaders how to falsify documents
- Receiving money by Al-Qaeda leaders to travel to the United States
- Tasked by senior Al-Qaeda leaders to blow up high-rise apartment buildings in the United States
- Holding meetings with Saif al Adel (a top level al Qaeda planner and leader) and Khalid Sheik Mohammed (9/11 mastermind)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
We have long held that Democrats believe that the American people are too stupid and incompetent to spend their own money properly. This is mainly because Americans would prefer to earn and invest their money by spending it buying homes, cars, eating at good restaraunts, whereas Democrats would prefer to spend it on condoms for kids, fixing the Department of Agriculture building, adding new furniture for the Department of Labor, and all sorts of other wasteful uses of tax dollars. However, in this clip, you can see that Democrat Sen. John Kerry truly believes that he should be the one who spends your money. He shows utter contempt for you and believes that your money is better spent when it is in his hands because he has superior wisdom over where this money should be spent.
He says that if a businessman or an individual has more of their own money, "there is no guarantee that the individual will invest their money." So what!? It is their money! Does the government "invest" the money when it renovates the Department of Agriculture's building?
"So government, yes, government--has the ability to be able to make a decision that the private sector would not necessarily make today," Democrat Sen. John Kerry states.
Yes, I think that John Kerry is quite right on this point. Most Americans would indeed far prefer to buy a bigger house, a new car, higher-quality food at Whole Foods, perhaps a trip to Las Vegas, as opposed to the wish list of odd ball things that John Kerry has in mind, such as condoms for kids, renovation of government buildings, giving away money to people who do not pay taxes, and creating a computer database for computerized health care data so Washington bureaucrats can learn about your health care history. Yes, I think that the people have different ideas on how to spend their money.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is a sample of some of the new taxes that California's socialist Democrats have conjured up.
- Vehicle license fees would nearly double, going from the current rate of 0.65% to 1.15% of the value of a car or truck.
- The sales tax would increase by 1 cent, raising the rate in Los Angeles County to 9.75%.
- Gasoline taxes would increase by 12 cents a gallon.
- And Californians would pay a new surcharge on their personal income taxes, amounting to 2.5% of their total tax bills (this is a tax on your tax!)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-558-3160 ( new number )
Find out who your local representative is and contact them now!
Just think about what Obama has done in only about two weeks in office:
• He signed an Executive Order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.
• He ordered the to find ways to cut our Defense Budget by over 10%
• He appointed Tony West as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of
the . West was the lawyer for the American
Taliban, John Walker Lindh.
• He dropped charges against U.S.S. Cole bombing mastermind in the military
trials being held at Guantanamo Bay.
• He ordered all military commissions trying terrorists to be halted.
• He has ended aggressive interrogation methods by the military and our
intelligence agencies to get valuable information.
And this is only a partial list!
President Obama had a rally today in Ft. Myers, Florida, during which he met with people who do not want to help themselves, but rather believe that the government is there to get them a home, a new kitchen, a new bathroom, increase their income, find them a new job, etc. These citizens are children and want to be dependent upon government handouts. They are losers. One woman, Henrietta Hughes, asked for a house from Obama! Obama could have said, "The federal government's purpose is not to steal money from one citizen to provide benefits to you. The purpose of the federal government is to protect your individual liberties so that you can go out in the world and start your own business or work for someone else." Instead, Obama pandered to the woman by falsely giving the impression that he was going to cure her economic situation, when he won't! These voters truly are expecting miracles from a politician, and these miracles will never materialize. No politician can ever provide you with all of your needs and wants. It is your job as a citizen to provide for your needs, wants, and long-term goals for the future. And why would you want to sit around and wait for President Obama to provide you with a house, a kitchen, and whatever else that you want? It is never going to happen if you sit at home and wait for some hack politician to provide these things for you.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Look at this clip from arrogant deplorable New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer. Mr. Schumer represents the worst type of politician: one who steals from his constituents and brags about how "the American people really don't care" about this abuse of the public treasury. Yes, Mr. Schumer, the people love paying taxes and "really don't care" if the politicians are transferring this money to their politically connected allies and friends. The American people don't mind being economic slaves to the Washington political class. Instead of being able to serve their own needs, living for their own benefit, they are perfectly fine sending their money to Washington so glib politicians can spend it on wasteful projects and announce that the people "really don't care." Philosophically, this is part of the collectivist mentality that suggests that people should live for another's sake, rather than their own. Sen. Schumer is suggesting that one should not earn a living for their own sake, but rather for the benefit of politicians. New Yorkers: If you can re-elect such a contemptible, low life politician like this, what does it say about you? It says you're a damn fool if you vote for this man again.