Are MA voters rejecting MA’s universal health care?
All politics is local, or so said former Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-MA). One wonders if Democrats lost the thread of what was happening in Massachusetts when they tried to nationalize the Massachusetts Senate special election around Barack Obama’s universal health care plan. You see, Obama’s plan borrowed much conceptually from Massachusetts plan that Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney worked on. The key concepts: a mandate | Read More »
Tell me again how death panels are an impossibility.
Better yet, tell Hazel Fenton, who nearly died at the hands of the Magical Space Unicorn universal health care system that the British have, and the Left wants us to have. AN 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened. Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled | Read More »
Through all the bickering and claims and high hopes and back-and-forth of the “health care” debate, I can’t help but feel that most everyone is being duped by a carefully calculated diversionary tactic. It seems silly any time you find yourself pondering conspiracy theories, but there is actually credence to this one. Valid and credible skepticism and disagreement of the intentions and objectives of America’s | Read More »
All Aboard the HR 3200 Cattle Car
Asking why Obama doesn’t know the details of the health care bill is like asking whether Hitler cared what color cattle cars were painted. Hitler didn’t concern himself with whether the cars were brown or red. He cared less whether there was ample circulation of air, how many people could be stuffed into one compartment or whether there were sanitary accommodations for passengers. His goal | Read More »
No health insurance here, but still a resounding NO to the health bill.
It would be so easy, so very easy, to buy into the “let the government handle it” meme but it only seems easy. I would have to live with myself in the mirror every day. It’s not a pretty sight already but it would be downright horrifying afterward. It’s not just freedom robbing, it’s a soul sucking disease. Before I go further, let me explain | Read More »
Time for a little honesty from public option supporters
As the Senate wraps up its business and the House heads home for vacation, the debate over health care reform continues. Central to the Democrats’ selling of their health care proposal is the notion that their “public option” won’t lead to government takeover of health care and won’t lead to the destruction of private insurance. The only problem is that their own words contradict it. In | Read More »
Health care reform’s misconceptions and why it’s now delayed
There are reports that a deal has been struck to move the health care bill out of committee in the House very soon, but even President Barack Obama is becoming resigned to the idea that he won’t have a bill on his desk until fall at the earliest. I’m with Ed Morrissey when he says that getting the bill out of committee and then waiting for | 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 »
I’ll Make It Simple
When we compare our present state of health care with that of countries with socialized medicine, such as Canada and Great Britain, there is one giant difference that is almost never pointed out. It may be alluded to in passing, but it’s almost never addressed directly. I’ll get to it in a few paragraphs, but first, how are the systems similar? First, some people never | Read More »
Is Stopping Beating Hearts Above Obama’s Pay Grade?
A few questions for Barack Obama, who believes that commenting on when life begins is “above his pay grade.” Obama, Do non-living beings have a beating heart? Mr. President, What is the difference between life and death, a heart beat or lack thereof? If it is possible to be a non-living being with a beating heart, it is highly probable that at some point the pro-choice | Read More »
Breathing room on cap-and-trade and health care reform till fall
America got some much needed breathing room today as two major domestic items were taken off the fast track for some much needed reconsideration. First the Washington Post reported that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee won’t consider cap-and-trade until September at the earliest. Then Blue Dog Democrats in the House demanded a delay on crafting a health care reform bill so concerns over potential | Read More »
Cap and trade, with public option health care, will harm our economy
In line with the continuing mad dash to enact every piece of a strongly liberal agenda before the public begins to sour, a key vote on the environmental cap and trade bill looms for tomorrow. There are conflicting reports about the status of the House vote on Friday (that of course Al Gore is involved in), as some report the bill will pass a close vote, while | Read More »
Some observations on last night’s health care infomercial.
First off, this is what the White House considers a ‘dialogue:’ …the rest of us, of course, would call it a “lecture.” One of the funny things about dialogues is that it’s more or less assumed that both sides are prepared to change their minds if necessary.
Universal Retirement: Socialism’s Grasp Tightens
The march toward Obama’s vision of total control of individual’s lives continues. From the authors of Universal Healthcare comes the sequel: Universal Retirement Savings: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/planning-to-retire/2009/06/05/should-retirement-savings-be-required.html This is an attempt to try to achieve the type of universal coverage in retirement that we are hoping to achieve in healthcare,” says Mark Iwry, Deputy Assistant for Retirement and Health Policy for the U.S. Treasury. That’s funny, the | Read More »
Payday for the Dead
There are Americans in this country perfectly comfortable with handing over their health care to the government. Somehow they don’t have a problem with bureaucrats making life and death decisions and government, “Sorry, I’m on my break,” civil servants doing their kidney biopsies. True believers are convinced that this is America and in America things won’t be like Europe, Canada and Michael Moore’s favorite health | Read More »