‘We are not governing here today, we are greasing the skids’
So said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during today’s Budget Committee farce wherein the “shell” bill was passed. It now heads over to be marked up and can include whatever they want, including public option, and can be loaded with earmarks to secure wavering or undecided votes. Like I said last night, everything is now on the table. Everything. Ryan then went on to say the | Read More »
Does The ‘Shell’ Health Care Bill Have Any Teeth?
The short answer is: Do not trust. And verify. Upon the release of the ‘shell’ 2,300 page reconciliation health care bill, which includes a public option, immediately some started issuing calls to calm down, that it’s a shell bill that will allegedly be stripped by the Rules Committee. Allegedly is the key word. While it is what we are being told, there is no guarantee. | Read More »
President Admits to Breaking HCR Pledge…Gee…Ya Think?
Tom Bevan’s post on RealClearPolitics points out a stunning admission from President Obama’s meeting with the GOP leadership on Friday. Here are the President remarks (also on video): The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at | Read More »
Harry Reid Has a Problem: Nevada Doesn’t Want Obamacare
Harry Reid has a problem. According to a poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a majority of Nevadans are opposed to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid health care nationalization effort. President Barack Obama has lost ground in the last month in getting Nevadans to embrace his health care reform package and, for the first time, opposition is above 50 percent and support is below 40 percent, a | Read More »
AFL-CIO Boss Implies You’re Not a ‘Real American’ Unless You Support Pelosicare
The AFL-CIO’s ‘narcissistic, lazy, self-indulgent’ new boss Richard Trumka held a rally yesterday afternoon at the AFL-CIO’s posh multi-million dollar headquarters and gave his typical fiery speech about health care. During the video (see below), Trumka aligned himself with today’s neo-socialists (aka “progressives”), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and called (again) for a “robust” public option (that slippery slope to socialized medicine in three to five years). While that, in | Read More »
Obamacare is Unconstitutional
Judge Andrew Napolitano recently asked Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) where in the Constitution the federal government is authorized to regulate the delivery of health care. His response was ‘There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do.’ Rep. Clyburn, like many of his colleagues, seems to have conveniently forgotten that the federal | Read More »
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UK – Death Pathways coming to America?
Do you want to see what healthcare will look like if Obama and D.C. have their way? Take a look at the U.K. Liberals always want to look to failed european policies for guidance. Well, take a good look at the health care the British government has inflicted on their people. From Telegraph dot co dot uk: Sentenced to death on NHS Under NHS guidance | Read More »
Insurance Makes Health Care Far More Expensive
Last week ABC ran a story on how the expansion of health insurance would drive up the cost of health care and worsen the existing problem. When insurance companies pay the tab for everything — down to flu shots and sprained ankles — it makes health care more expensive for everyone. Why? Because when someone else pays for your health care, you aren’t likely to | Read More »
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Why We Don’t Need Socialized Medicine
I didn’t see it but apparently a YouTube video on “Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance” was all the rage last week. As is so typical of these arguments it was full of non sequiturs and strawmen. There are far too many to be able to debunk them all (one that is not discussed it the difference between health insurance and health care), | Read More »
Sarah Palin: Troubling Questions Remain About Obama’s Health Care Plan. We Give The Final Word (Hopefully) On “Death Panels”
The big discussion in health care, thanks to Sarah Palin, has been those metaphoric “death panels.” Now, I have to laugh out loud because the NYC/D.C. Beltway “elites” with their Ivy League educations have failed again to grasp common sense! Now whether this is by design, or stupidity, I’ll let others debate, but it is obvious that education was wasted on those in Washington and | Read More »
Rep. David Scott: I Don’t Know = Shut Up!
Gee, I wonder if that is David Scott (D-GA 13) SecretCongressCode for, “Don’t ask me again, moron, I’ll do whatever I want.” At the Douglas County Highway 92 corridor meeting last week (at least according to the local paper toeing the party line): As the session began to wind down, Dr. Brian E. Hill, Atlanta-based urologist, turned the question to health care issues. He asked | Read More »
Quick Reference List of Health Care Bill Impact – Help Needed!
I need your assistance. Please review the list below the fold and comment on anything you know to be true or false. I received it from someone I trust, who is a lawyer (strange but true), that is reading the health care bill page by page. It’s a list of changes the health care bill will make through the first 500 pages, which is what | Read More »
Individual freedom or all for one?
D.C. is giddy as it argues over the division of the spoils of controlling 1/5th of the U.S. GDP and to whom and to what extent the people of the U.S. be allowed to utilize and be “asked to contribute” to national health care. I search my memory for the original cries of the electorate for the state to place its steady and benevolent hand | Read More »
Senator Dick Durbin: NO SENATE VOTE on ObamaCare until after the August Recess.
The real question is, does anybody believe him ? Is it merely a ploy to get everybody to look the other way while some more insanity is rammed through ? http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/durbin-no-pre-recess-vote-on-healthcare-2009-07-22.html Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that a pre-recess vote on healthcare reform is unlikely. “We’re going to take a little longer to get it right,” Durbin | Read More »