The Medicare/Social Security Conundrum
We’ve got a small public relations problem, folks. As it turns out, most conservatives and Republicans don’t know how to answer a seemingly simple question – “are you against Social Security and Medicare?” Say ‘no’ and you’re a ‘socialist’ and Democrat supporter. Say ‘yes’ and you risk alienating every living older American voter. The very question makes most conservatives sputter or | Read More »
Medical/Retirement Savings Accounts
One of the frustrating things for me this year is watching Republicans going up against health care “reform” unarmed. Not that a single man can’t stop a tank every now and again, but let’s be serious, this is open warfare and the Republicans have fewer novel ideas than a Buick engineer. HSAs used to be a Republican trial battle cry, pre-9/11, but was | Read More »
Henry Waxman doesn’t *care* what President Obama said.
And he wants to make sure that the pharmaceutical companies understand that, too. The House Energy Chair intends to retroactively remove what Waxman calls a ‘windfall’ involving Medicare D drug charges, and never mind what either the President or PhRMA thinks: Drug makers contend they have already worked out a 10-year, $80 billion cost-savings deal with the White House and crucial Senate gatekeepers on the | Read More »
“If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked” Arthur Schopenhauer. Lying is a trademark characteristic of narcissism and is done in an attempt to manipulate and maintain control. The President of the United States appears to be a narcissistic, pathological liar. Obama “…changes stories frequently, can’t | Read More »
A Litmus Test for Obamacare
If Barack Obama were truly interested in improving “Health Care” for Americans, he has a very simple way to prove it to all of us non-believers. I mentioned it to Mrs. Flagstaff (who is already registered to be in Atlanta next year) the other day, and since then I’ve heard the same general idea mentioned by such estimable people as Rep. Michelle Bachmann, among others. | Read More »
Real life story: Crisis ahead! Plan now.
This should be a cautionary tale to all of you. What I describe could, and may, happen to you, your parents or someone close to you. The scene: two large southern cities in the year 2009. Main character: 86 year old lady. Supporting characters: son and daughter-in-law in another city, the chaotic medical community. My 86 year old mother-in-law has lived alone since her husband | Read More »
Obama’s Advance Care Planning for Dummies
The U.S. House of Representatives finally released the text of the health care bill called ··America·s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009·· HR 3200 and it can now be read in its 1,018 page entirety. The bill’s subtitle is ” A Bill to provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. All the | Read More »
Killing the Medicare Argument
Manning my trusty treadmill at the gym last night, I watched Laurence O’Donnell debate a woman who had passionately called at a townhall for a return to the kind of nation the founders envisioned. His primary strategy was to ask her if she wanted to repeal Medicare, which he characterized as “smart, pragmatic socialism.” The idea here is that, hey, Medicare works to cover seniors | Read More »
Democrats agree to raise taxes $550 billion to fund so-called health care reform
House Democrats agreed Friday to raise taxes by about $550 billion to pay for their sweeping expansion of the nation’s health care system. The huge tax increase will only pay for about half the cost of the Democrats’ health spending plans, so according to the New York Times, the Democrats will also cut Medicare spending, the government health plan for the elderly, and other health | Read More »
ObamaCare gets one step closer to becoming reality
The hospitals have been bought off or, depending on your viewpoint, succumbed to the best deal they could hope for. The nation’s hospitals will give up $155 billion in future Medicare and Medicaid payments to help defray the cost of President Barack Obama’s health care plan, a concession the White House hopes will boost an overhaul effort that’s hit a roadblock in Congress. You need | Read More »
Health Care Reform as the Spending Canary in the Mineshaft
From the diaries, by Erick. As the health care industry collectively does a damage assessment of the Pelosi-Kennedy-Obama health care plans to their individual interests, one thing is clear: things have changed radically in the last week: hospitals will be facing cuts of billions from Medicare and Medicaid; big Pharma is facing a certain drug re-importation fight sooner than later, likely during the health care | Read More »
Slouching Towards Bankruptcy
Podcast Show Notes Gay Gene no more. (Hat Tip: Idaho Values Alliance.) Yes we can…have military tribunals. No, we can’t…release torture photos. Social Security and Medicare accelerate path towards bankruptcy . (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Click here to download, click here to add this podcast to your Itunes IMPORTANT: Please take our listener survey
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Has it Right: The Tie Binding Social Security to Medicare Should be Cut
It’s no secret to anybody who’s been paying attention to budget numbers that the United States, with a current GDP of just under $14 trillion, is $52 trillion in the hole in one specific area: Medicare and Social Security payments owed to those who have already prequalified by paying into the system. “Think about that: Unless you accept government-run health care, you have to forfeit | Read More »
Obama says WWII generation too old for healthcare.
Obama is running around demanding $1 trillion in a stimulus bill so he can save us from a depression. Well what’s more depressing than your own government tell you that you’re too old for medical treatment?
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Stand Clear of the Coming Liberal Meltdown
Liberalism doesn’t work. This should never be forgotten.
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