I think I’d rather have a stocking full of coal…
Now that police power of the state can be used to force citizens to pay for health care, how long will it be before those same powers are used to force citizens to pay for food that is provided at the direction of the government, to pay for clothing provided at the design of the government, to pay for transportation or leisure activities provided or approved by the government?
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Two cheers for Mitch McConnell
C’mon, let’s be honest… back in January and February, you all thought (I did too) that Obamacare would pass months ago. You all thought (I did too) that Snowe and Collins and maybe more would vote for it. It’s easy for those who have never had their name on the door to chide and scold, to second guess and to quarterback from the easy chair. But let’s | Read More »
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, Mark Begich
, Olympia Snowe
, pat toomey
, Susan Collins
, Ted Stevens
Last Stand by Doctors. Can a Rolling Strike Still Kill Obamacare?
From the diaries by Erick I hate to ask others to do what I can’t but I think only doctors can still stop this now as well as laythe groundwork for a constitutional challenge. About 3 weeks ago I met with some Richmond area doctors. They are apoplectic, and a few have signed petitions. Some have called their legislators. We have two senators in Virginia | Read More »
The Fallacy of liberal Opposition to ObamaCare
So everywhere I go I see Howard Dean and various members of the nutroots contingent out there bashing ObamunistCare. Their primary objections is that there’s no public option and that this is a big giveaway to the insurance industry. You can see this theme echoed (who would have thought?) amongst the “intelligentsia”. Let’s take a second and tear this down. First, let’s all have a | Read More »
At least Harry Reid will be voted out–but he already knew that!
Harry Reid is finished as a Senator and he knows it. The people of Nevada, who tolerate legal whorehouses, find Harry Reid to be such a piece of scum that he will not be re-elected. This is such an insult to Reid that I don’t know how he can look in mirror–not that the people of Nevada are wrong, he is scum. If the people | Read More »
A Mystery Bought Vote
We Know what Ben Nelson got for his yes vote. Who sold theirs for a cool $100,000,000? “$100,000,000 for a ‘Health Care Facility’ ‘at a public research university in the United States that contains a state’s sole public academic medical and dental school'” (p. 328 of the manager’s amendment). Considering how proud Sens. Landrieu and Nelson are of the funds they secured for their respective | Read More »
The Chinese Have Voted No on ObamaCare
Now that Senator Reid apparently has the 60 votes he needs for cloture, and it looks certain that the “health care reform” (sic) Bill will pass the Senate, there is an interesting development that is passing almost unnoticed. And it may make the passage of the Bill completely moot in the long-run. The Chinese government yesterday made what may be the most definitive and important | Read More »
Stupak May Yet Be Our Savior
Hard to believe, but Stupak may yet be our savior in torpedoing ObamaCare: An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D. Mich.) coordinated opposition to a Senate compromise on the place of abortion in health care legislation this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, the Conference Catholic Bishops, and other anti-abortion groups, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO. Stupak, in | Read More »
Dems schedule unpopular Obamacare vote for dead of night
The Senate version of the Democrats’ so-called health care reform is so unpopular, Nevada’s Harry Reid finds it necessary to vote on it at 1:00 a.m. David M. Herszenhorn reports the Democrats must conduct six votes to pass their Obamacare — one of the crown jewels of Obamaism: 1 a.m. MONDAY – To end debate on “a manager’s package” that includes all the latest changes | Read More »
From the Washington Post: Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, was prepared to announce to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas. “We’re there,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to announce the deal. Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer | Read More »
Joe Lieberman Owes William F Buckey, Big Time!
Funny, I just posted a long-winded piece on leading too much with our want-to’s, yet here I am. But I do think it is appropriate to make the record complete by reminding politicians from time to time of what we know, even if they think we don’t, so that, when and if they embark off in direction contrary to all their high-sounding rhetoric over the | Read More »
Obamacare: Bad For Children
Years ago when the Simpsons was still funny they had a recurring bit where a concerned citizen would plead “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”. Today I ask is there not one member of the Senate with a D after their name that will stand up for the children of America? While Harry Reid is busy trying to concoct a bill behind closed doors | Read More »
STOP THE “MODERATE” LOVE AFFAIR!
It’s time the word “moderate” get a negative connotation. In the politically correct world, moderation has been portrayed as a sign of wisdom, a sign of compassion, of tolerance and understanding. And with Republicans always getting such a bad rap. Is it any wonder that we “just want to be loved!… is that so wrong?” Answer: YES! You’re job is not to be loved, it’s | Read More »
THE COLD DISPASSION OF ANALYSIS: A CAUTIONARY INSIGHT
We’re analysts by profession. But we also have a dog in this fight, so are always cautioning ourselves about putting our want-to’s in front of our findings. I’ve found that analysis by consultants is made mostly in light of their own self interests, and those interests are most often tied to their rice bowl; money and rank. We most admire those who can step back | Read More »
Step 1 for a Republican Majority
I’m in an optimistic mood today, so let’s begin by assuming that ObamaCare is dead, and that the Republicans manage to achieve a majority in the House (control of the Senate still seems unlikely, even to Optimistic Mario). OK? The first thing that the new Republican Majority needs to do is to neuter future health care reform. We know that the American people are against | Read More »