Hooray! A Happy Health Care Highway!

Everyone should just be jumping for joy!  Health care is now a right in America!

How this will work is easily illustrated.

See your health care is like your vehicle. You are a thing just like your vehicle too!

Your vehicle was in pretty bad shape according to just about everyone, though it is curious how it still seemed to be working okay for you up until now.

The great news is- do we ever have a deal for you!

We are going to repair your vehicle for free!

Here is how the deal works, we will fix your vehicle and everyone else’s vehicle too!

Though it is free we will start taking payments from you over the next four years to pay for the repairs.

By then we will have enough money to start everyone’s repairs all at once!

So you just pay for four years first- then we start!  After that we give you back your vehicle to use the way we let you.

The paycheck deductions will continue of course, but only for the remainder of your life… for you.

There will be a couple of new rules in exchange for us fixing your vehicle (for free) of course.

First of all; you and nearly everyone else, will get to go anywhere you want on the new highway we reserved just for you… and everyone else.  There are only entry ramps on this highway- and no exit ramps at all! So don’t worry about getting lost you will be on the same highway as nearly everyone else.

Of course myself, and a few of my friends have to use our own roads that barely have anyone on them, and never get near your new highway.  We actually have on ramps and exits in case we need them, but I digress.

Anyways, your new vehicle will be working just fine and it will take you to the places we want you to go!

It’s free by the way, except for the fees and other deductions of course.

Now should your vehicle start to cause any unforeseen problems we will ask you to park your vehicle where we tell you, for as long as we need to have your vehicle parked! All you will have to do is just wait-it’s  so easy!

Sadly, we know that at some point your(and you) vehicle will have outlived its useful life.  This might clog up your new highway for others on it and we will probably ask you to retire that vehicle from further use if we see signs this may be happening.  People will help you make the choice we already decided for you at that point.

Some newer vehicles might overload the highway too and since traffic will only move at an imperceptible crawl to begin with, we won’t need too many new vehicles crawling in to the traffic.  If we can encourage people not to keep them in the first place that would be great- and we will even pay to ensure they are destroyed before they become a “burden.”

We are doing all of this for you, because it is long overdue, you deserve it and this highway should have been a right long ago, and we care about you!

Oh by the way all previous roads will be destroyed, and you will have no other choices but your new health care highway, if you do not like it- oh well- we made it the new law!

Happy Motoring!

Congress and the President of the United States

Manufactured Healthcare Crisis

James Simpsons article hits the nail on the head.

Manufactured Healthcare Crisis

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Obamacare Public Option

Obamacare Public Option

This article was received via e-mail from Small Business Against Big Government.

Last week I attended a luncheon with some other small business people to hear the Arizona State Treasurer address Arizona’s private and public economic status.  The Treasurer pulled no punches. The state legislature is deadlocked over the budget and barring either immediate spending cuts or an immediate tax increase the state is 30-60 days away from being out of money.

Arizonians were sold a bill of goods involving the big tobacco settlement from 1998, remember that?

By the next election cycle Proposition 204 sealed their fate- as what was sold- was not what was written in the bill, just as the Obama administration is doing now.

This is an excellent article that clearly lays out what awaits America with the Trojan Horse called the Public Option!

Anatomy of a Trojan Horse

If you think by some miracle that Obamacare actually has a chance of bringing any of the improvements promised, take a look at reality, than get out there and help stop this before it is too late!

Obamacare murders patient choice regardless of name they use

The month of August 2009 is a critical one to the American people.
Regardless of Pelosi or Obamas rhetoric about who the villain is in stopping them, the American people need to step up our opposition while the legislators grace us with their presence!
Regardless of the name they apply to their “plan” it is going to mean economic disaster and long term misery  to Americans.

I have reprinted Senator Demint’s email below from the Senate Conservative Fund

Co-ops = Public Option = Single Payer

Knowing that Americans would reject the idea of a “single payer” government health care system, Democrats began calling their plan a “public option.” Now that Americans have rejected that idea too, Democrats are peddling another proposal called health care “cooperatives.”

Unfortunately, these federally-backed co-ops are nothing more than a public option by another name. Washington will set up and subsidize them so private health plans are squeezed out of the marketplace. Then, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the costs will catch up with these government-sponsored entities and Congress will tell us they are “too big to fail” and must be nationalized.

Some Democrats are willing to admit that co-ops are the same as a public option. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said earlier this month that, “We’re going to have some type of public option, call it ‘co-op,’ call it what you want.”

Some Democrats are also willing to admit that the public option is the same as a single payer system. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) said this week that, “I think if we get a good public option it could lead to single payer, and that’s the best way to reach single payer.”

It’s becoming clear that no matter what name Democrats put on it, all of their ideas lead to a government takeover of our health care.

Join the Recess Rally

At noon on Saturday, August 22, 2009, citizen rallies will take place outside congressional offices across the country. If you would like to participate, click here to find your Congressman’s local office and get more information.

Recess Rally

The latest government bailout

This week, the Senate moved beyond bailing out industries that it has driven into the ground to bailing out its own programs that it has failed to manage.

Proving once again that the federal government is incapable of managing the federal highway system, the Senate passed $7 billion to shore up the failing program. The bill also provides $7.5 billion to bail out the failing unemployment insurance program and $185 billion to bail out several government-managed home-ownership programs.

Only 17 Republicans had the courage to vote against this rip-off. Click here to see how your Senators voted.

Question: If the government cannot manage these programs, what makes anyone think it can manage our health care?

Just a few reasons to despise Obamacare proposal!

Alan Caruba highlights just some of the provisions of Obamacare

Page after Page of Reasons to Hate Obamacare

Here are just a few very good reasons to hate Obamacare:

• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
• Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
• Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
• Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
• Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
• Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
• Page 167: Any individual who doesnt’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
• Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you’ll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.
• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
• Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
• Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
• Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
• Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on “community” input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
• Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
• Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
• Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
• Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
• Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
• Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
A tip of my hat to my friend, Ben Cerruti, for providing this look at the Obamanation called Obamacare. Write, email, fax or call your Senators and your Representative and tell them to vote NO!

Media “Lapdog Act” continues with Health Care Reporting!

Obamas poll numbers are actually below what George W. Bush had at the same stage of his presidency.

This is incredible, as the media has done everything they can to promote both the man and his policies since he became the presumptive Democrat nominee last year, something never afforded to Bush by a long shot!

Fortunately we have actual facts reported by others like Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center.

Brett knows what media should be doing and what they should not be doing, and when it comes to reporting on most anything involving the liberal agenda you can pretty much take it to the bank that they (the media) will not be doing their job!

Alexandria, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today called on the media to stop reporting on the American health care system as a “crisis” situation.  The facts simply belie the claim.

A poll conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Zogby International (http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1722) finds that 84 percent of Americans, including 46 percent of Americans without health care insurance, are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the health care they currently receive.

Released on Wednesday, the poll was glaringly absent from most news reports late last week and over the weekend.

MRC President Brent Bozell:

“The media need to stop acting like arsonists when it comes to their reporting on the U.S. health care system, starting a fire and then suggesting to put it out the government takeover of 1/5th of our economy.

“There is no health care crisis.  The American people are overwhelmingly satisfied with the health care they currently receive.  The media should report this instead of helping incite for the socialist solution – the government making our most vital life and death health decisions.

“The real crisis here is the crisis of confidence that the American people have in the media.  The press need to stop creating calamities where there are none, and instead do what they are charged with doing – reporting the facts.”

MRC.org – The Media Research Center

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Stalkers, and Stars Align with Mythology

I love it when someone of the liberal ilk calls in to one of the talk radio shows and pretends to be all so knowledgeable and learned compared to the unwashed masses of ignorant right wingers.  Today I listened as some arogant man, I have heard plenty of times, call in to Sean Hannity who is known as “Mike The Stalker”.

You could just hear the discust and disdain dripping like drool from a rabid canine as he describe the tea party movement participants as ignorant “Teabaggers” over and over with each successive reference seemingly so unpalpable to him that one actually expected the unmistakeable sound of a wretching vomit to follow.

This is how it goes with the vast majority of these libs–They always have a name to call us, always are condescending, sarcastic, and have an irrational belief that they alone are capable of discerning the truth, which means in essence believing in the same ideology as them is smart, and everything else is dumber than dirt.

Mark Levin probably knows more about the Constitution in his little toenail than “Mike the Stalker’ ever will. The list of people advocating the conservative thought is filled with some very impressive people holding some very impressive academic credentials, and most of my favorites hold Phd’s.

Michelle Malkin is a big thorn to the libs tender sides also.  She links to great articles constantly.  I have come to the conclusion that she is of another world because she can put out so much information, so fast, from so many resources and link to it all, and reference what it all says and means, while still being a wife and mother.

One of those links she provided in the last few days  Health Care Mythology by Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D.was an invaluable read as a lead up to Obama’s failed presser today, and the author has a great name for his blog, Stumbling on Truth.

What I witnessed today was Obama stumbling all over his lies and promoting an unworkable solution for our future.

He had no real answer for the rush, which he, and everyone else already knew. Basically the “stars were aligned” to make it happen. He would not admit the costs, the sacrifices he is expecting us all to make, or the likeliness of the inevitable results of this change to our health care from a mostly private to an all government run system, and he lied poorly while trying to perpetuate the myths regarding health care.

Mike the Stalker probably thought he was brilliant today.

Me, being a mere “Teabagger”, an ignoramus, in Mike’s worldview, saw a man bound and determined to punish success in this country, and saw that the stars were aligned to do so with another crisis manufactured to do just that!