Time To Pay the Piper?

Time To Pay the Piper?
ROC Commentary (July 15, 2011 Issue#28)

Any private entity operating like our government does now would likely be considered a criminal enterprise.

Since the 1930’s our federal government works in many respects much like Ponzi schemes made famous by many notorious figures who devised underhanded ways to help themselves to the fruits of other people’s labor for profit to themselves.  Politicians figured out long ago that public accountability was lacking at certain times, especially when their own party enjoyed immense political power. Tricky wording and emotional appeal could be employed to get enough visible public support to advance ill-advised policies and programs so they could be incrementally implemented with minimum resistance from the people, most of whom would never consider the long term implications. So they promised the American people the world, the stars and the moon! Unfortunately many believed that there was such a thing as a “free lunch!” The politicians then pocketed their political profits…at our expense.

So many wild promises have been made to Americans for decades now by these politicians in the name of solving one “problem” or another with vague assurances as to the benefits compared to the true costs.  This selling by incremental steps has a ratcheting factor too (rarely, if ever, reversed) that has allowed the politicians of the federal government to create incomprehensible, mammoth-sized money drains on America’s productive. A continuing series of power usurping moves by these so called representatives or by supposedly impartial judges with agendas (public servants entrusted with upholding the duties and responsibilities required by the US Constitution) has also successfully reversed the role of our federal government in relation to the people.

Increasingly the media safeguard for accountability has evaporated as they have ignored their watchdog role or actively participated in the political deceptions. Now the federal government has intruded into numerous areas of our lives by exercising power they were never granted by the people or by our founding documents. This usurpation of power has cost us big time… in both monetary terms, and in our liberty. The “piper” now holds a huge bill in our name (not the politicians who ran it up)… that threatens to exceed our ability to pay. The reckless spending for empty promises must stop now, and the bill we owe must be addressed … while we still can. The past promises that were made and are now depended on by so many must be brought into proper perspective through a prism based in reality and not automatically continued “as is” until they inevitably ruin us all financially.

What we are witnessing in the the “debt ceiling” debate is the unpleasant reality which eventually catches up with those who set up schemes to defraud others.  The unpleasant results of making wild promises, while using other peoples money to keep the scams going, has come to a head.  Those who are in on the Washington con or “game” simply wish to continue to play… by giving themselves permission to do so, even though it has become glaringly apparent that the longer this continues, the worse it will be for our young and future citizens.

The American people for the most part have made it clear that we expect and demand responsible, accountable, and honest solutions by our representation to get us back on the right track and provide our posterity with the same opportunities we have enjoyed. We repeatedly reject any more “smoke and mirrors”, or “kicking the can down the road” in order to avoid doing what must be done.

This is not just another high stakes contest in the game of “chicken” between political foes.  This battle has much more on the line than who wins politically. Ultimately the outcome will directly affect all the people, and determine the future or demise of this country.  There is very little to really compromise on, as the actual choice is stark… either the success or failure as a country.  It is time to stand up for doing what is right if we believe in America. It is long past due time to “pay the piper” and to get our house in order to ensure that from now on… we have and operate a government based in reality… and not false utopian dreams for equal outcomes, ideological fantasies, or other pretending.

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Message from Rob McKenna-Tax Day Rally

Can you believe it? “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

That’s right, it’s less than six months since the historic 2010 election, and already the far-left protestors screaming for media attention are pretending it didn’t happen.

In fact, one hard-core tax-and-spend advocate summed up their position succinctly at last week’s protests in Olympia: “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Don’t you think that the message voters sent last year was clear enough?

Last fall, voters in our state resoundingly rejected a state income tax and repealed new taxes on candy, bottled water and other items. At the same time they passed, yet again, a 2/3 majority rule for passing tax increases, a measure that majority Democrats have repeatedly ignored and repealed.

No, that message should be clear enough, even for a screaming protester.

Washington voters rejected tax hikes on struggling families and told the Olympia crowd – Make do with the taxes you already take!

It’s not that far-left extremists, some of whom were arrested storming the governor’s office in the capitol last week, didn’t hear that message. They just don’t like it and think your elected officials should ignore it.

And that’s why the mob was cheering when they heard “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Now that’s a pretty galling statement. The far-left position is that everything the voters said last year should be ignored, and they made their voices loud and clear in Olympia last week. They received the media attention they wanted.

Unfortunately, average taxpayers don’t necessarily have the time to drive down to Olympia and encourage legislators to hold the line on taxes. They have families to raise, jobs to do and businesses to keep afloat.

So, I do want you to know about one opportunity, perhaps a little closer to your home, where you can make your voice heard. Tomorrow, April 15, I’ll be speaking at Bellevue City Hall to the Tax Day Rally 2011 at 11:00 a.m. It will be a great event where we celebrate our state and stand up for the majority of people who DO care what happened in the last election.

I hope to see you there.

All the best,

Rob McKenna

Health Care Reform Debate Must Occur!

By all indications so far, in this administration, real debate about any issue has been dismissed and policy is being imposed as if  “time for debate is over”.

No “crisis” can be wasted!

The word has been put out to Nanny Pelosi, and the rest of the “Obama-compliant” Congress and his media,

“Obamacare” (universal health care) will be voted into law before the summer break!

We will be bombarded with a lot of twisted rhetoric, pro-nationalization anecdotal evidence, that “this is the time and now is the time”, and heavy propaganda by the left about the success of national health care programs elsewhere, and the “right” of everyone in America to have access to affordable health care via such a system.

Never mind that socialized medicine is actually bankrupting other countries, eating up budgets and delivering inferior care… pay no attention to that!

Like the “Man-made Global Warming”  hoax- the facts will not matter, only peoples perception of the facts really matter to the politicians, and the left- has a monopoly in manipulating this aspect of the “debate”.

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s “blueprint for health care” is being toted by the Left as the prime example we should  follow for reforms, but the “Massachusetts Model” is not exactly a success.

See Massachusetts Miracle or Massachusetts Miserable…by CATO’s Michael D. Tanner

An actual debate would need to ask this question-

Is healthy competition even being allowed to take place in the US health care system?

In a different article Mr. Tanners states:

Other countries are loosening government controls and injecting market mechanisms, particularly cost-sharing by patients, market pricing of goods and services, and increased competition among insurers and providers. Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, said in a report to the European Commission, “[W]e should start to explore the power of the market as a way of achieving much better value for money.”

There is even evidence of a growing shift from public to private provision of health care. If many of the proposals in Congress would push us toward more of a European-style system, the trend in Europe is toward a system that looks more like the U.S.

The politicians created an impression in the public’s mind about both the causes and effects of so-called environmental catastrophes awaiting mankind,  if we failed to act.  Once they became certain enough people believed the “evidence”, ( that they had largely fabricated ) they declared that “the debate was over”, and that the time for solutions (theirs) was here!

That method is about to saddle us with the biggest tax increase in the history of the world, and it is based solely on people believing a lie!

We must continue to expose that lie for what it is, before it destroys us, and also have actual debate on health care reform before it to becomes an excuse to plunge into the “no return world” of government control, collectivism, and socialism!

The power brokers are actually reforming our country, this is not even really about health care, or energy  problems.

This is about the ability to control massive amounts of people by having control over what they do or do not get, or are allowed to keep for themselves.

This is ultimately a  debate  about transferring our own self-determination as individuals,  over to an all powerful government.

This is a debate we must have, and that we must win to stay free!

Seattle ‘Funeral for Health Care’ Protest Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow We March Against Socialized Medicine:
What You Need to Know

In this email: Location/Time, What to Bring, Sign Ideas, Safety, and Theme Ideas.

Location/Time

  • We are meeting across Pine St. from Westlake Park. This is the north side of Pine, in between 4th and 5th Avenue. Our opposition has the permit for the park which is why we will congregate across the street from them. We will begin to meet at about 1:00 p.m. so that we are there before they arrive – a welcome wagon of sorts… Map here.

What to Bring

  • Signs (I have listed some ideas and suggestions below)
  • Something to sit on if you need it – we may be there for approximately three hours
  • Something to eat and drink, i.e. energy bars and water because again, we may be there for a few hours


Sign Ideas

  1. Less Government is the Answer
  2. Single Payer is Single Worst Solution
  3. Health Care is Expensive BECAUSE of the Government!
  4. Doctor’s Chains You Can Believe In
  5. Socialized Medicine – the False Hope
  6. Support Sustainable Options!
  7. Left Turn – Wrong Way
  8. Tax Increase Not the Answer
  9. Free Market Options
  10. We Support Better Solutions
  11. Health Care is Not a Right
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  13. The road to serfdom is well paved for your safety
  14. My Body, My Choice!
  15. Keep healthcare between me and my doctor
  16. Healthcare is a private issue
  17. The fed couldn’t manage its way out of a *casket*
  18. Free Choice in Medicine
  19. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson
  20. What the they pay for, they own.
  21. What happens when they pay for your body?
  22. No Bureaucrats in My Body
  23. Don’t Let Govt Hands Infect Our Health Care
  24. U.S. Economy Already on Life Support
  25. Portability Yes, Socialization No
  26. Ask a Veteran: Are You Happy With Govt Health Care?
  27. National Markets for Health Insurance
  28. Get Health Insurance Out of the Workplace & Into the Marketplace
  29. Medicare for All = Death of America
  30. If Govt Run Health Care Is So Cheap, Why Is Medicare So Expensive?
  31. Ask Jim McDermott about his elitist medical care
  32. Ask Patty Murray about her elitist medical care


Safety
I have personally spoken with the Seattle Police Department and my contact there has assured me that we are welcome to show our opposition and that they are prepared to handle the volume of people expected. I obviously cannot guarantee that nothing will happen, but I feel very confident that the day will run smoothly. If anyone from the opposition tries to engage you, simply ignore them, walk away, hand them a flyer (we will have some to hand out), or find a police officer. DO NOT ENGAGE THEM BACK. We are better than that.

Theme Ideas
IF you are interested, you can dress up in either typical “funeral” attire (dark and formal), or you can dress up like a doctor or a nurse in chains. Otherwise just dress as usual! We have at least a couple of bagpipers to help us along! We plan on singing Amazing Grace and the National Anthem. You can find the words to Amazing Grace here.

Please use today as a final push for this. We need as many bodies as we can get!! Please help us stop the horrific monstrosity that is rationed, poor quality, socialized medicine. Once this is let out of the cage, you know we will never be able to put it back. The fight is here and the fight is now. Will you face it with us?

In Liberty, always and forever,

Liberty Belle

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When they awoke the country had changed…as promised!

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The New America is going to be hell for freedom and liberty loving people.

The conversions of ‘citizens’ to ‘subjects of the state’ are moving along at a dizzying pace.

Obama is taking care of business-his business, not ours.

His business revolves around three tenets (which would more accurately be described as whirlpools) destined to suck the life out of our economy, our self-determination, and our future as a free country!

His tenets and ideology are rationing,redistribution, and regulation in order to bring about the change he promised, without telling the country exactly what his vision for change was.

The people that dug up the history on the man who had little in the department of any serious qualifications to lead us in the world’s most powerful position, were trying to warn the people about who he is-a radical revolutionary with anti-American ideas and ideals that are more Marxist than anyone ever to even run for the position in the past!

Even when it became obvious that the person running for our President was deliberately concealing his past he was being covered and sheltered from criticism as if he were in actuality a ‘god’ to be worshiped and revered.

I will never understand how even the conservative leaning “balanced” media conspired to shut down real criticism regarding his cloudy past, when it is still an issue begging for answers by so many today. Were we being blackmailed by those whom Obama later bowed to out of his own reverence?

Regardless of those circumstances ignored and left un-vetted, for now we are stuck with him, and he has wasted no time in sticking it to us, the American people! The ways in which he is sticking it to us, are becoming so numerous, so quickly that it is getting hard to keep track of all of them, and remind ourselves how often he has done so already.

It brings us back to that rationing thing he is all about.

Have you noticed it?  Time is even rationed out to ‘certain people’ allowed to ask rationed questions on his plans for us.

Obviously he feels that amongst the worlds countries, America has received far too much praise, and far too little criticism so he has set out to even that out. Same for terrorists, or whatever he calls them these days, they have received too much blame and America not nearly enough to Obamas way of thinking.

Energy use?Again, we use too much, of course, so we will have ours rationed now, using regulation and redistribution of course!

Health Care? Well, private health care has had far too much influence, and government far too little, in his world. Regardless of the consequences, he will rectify that too.

Remember the program to transfer control and our money to the UN in the form of aid that he sponsored as a US Senator? Rationing again, redistributing so that our 100’s of $billions are “fairly” rationed out to others, because we have more than our “fair” share.

This is all typical Marxism, and he is being one, though we are not allowed to call it that, nor him that.

I have to ask my friends whom think they are liberals, is this what you wanted?

I have to ask this too, why do you trust him?

He talked about controlling government spending- and than set us on course to triple our debt to levels unsustainable, he talked of tax breaks- but only delivers tax hikes, he now talks of more affordable and accessible health care- but now pushes for a program that will both delay and deny health care, and create a spending bureaucracy bigger than anything we have ever had!

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He vows to destroy that which allows America to grow and prosper- our mobility, our ability to build, and to create with the energy we need to do so.

He promises he knows ‘we’ can reinvent the wheel, and to prove it -he will ration our energy, and triple or quadruple it’s cost to force us to try!

If a Democrat Senator from New York, (talking head of the Obama machine), can make the assertion that regulating free speech on radio should be done as if it were pornography, than I think it is ‘fair’ for me to make the following analogy about our president.

Our president is deceitful in the same way in which a child predator is. Our citizens are being ‘groomed’, told to trust, expected to mind, and will be abused by this man’s actions today-tomorrow and well into the future.

He is pretending to help the American people, while he is destroying us.

He will decide our ration, and use redistribution, and regulations to insure we pay and obey!

It is a ration of…

US Value-Added Tax (VAT) = A National Sales Tax? Buyer Beware!

Elections have consequences, and when the consequences leave the Democrats with so much power- every bad idea they ever had, crawls out from it’s hole-… like the boogieman crawling out from under a child’s bed!

When you have the likes of who we now have in charge, you come to expect a few lame brain ideas, but with the recent nearly total acquiescence of the media in resigning their watchdogs roles to become lapdogs, we are getting the worst of the worst in’ tax and spend’ away prosperity ideas- one after another!

Now we have another battle to defend against-(they really like modeling us after European failure)
the VAT (Value added Tax) aka the national sales tax.
US Value-Added Tax (VAT) = A National Sales Tax?  Buyer Beware!

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Rationing our health and energy (with our money)!

Anybody wonder which country we should model ourselves after- by Obama standards?

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ACORN allegedly received more than a dollar times (X) every human being living on earth ($ 4 billion) to ‘reform communities’, but we are yet to see what that means to the Americans that foot the bill for them.

That of course came from the “stimulus” that seems to be generating unemployment, bankruptcies, government take-overs, and economic worries  for the most part right now- more than stimulating anything!

The Cap and Trade tax otherwise know as the Energy Rationing Bill aka H. R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act, or the Waxman-Markey energy rationing  –

Statement by Myron Ebell, CEI Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has voted to send to the House floor probably the most destructive bill ever passed out of a congressional committee. The Waxman-Markey energy-rationing bill, if enacted, will be the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. It will take trillions of dollars from consumers while making massive payoffs to the big business special interests that support the bill.By raising energy prices through the roof, it will destroy millions of jobs and create perpetual economic stagnation.

by Christine Hall on the Competitive Enterprise Institute Website
May 22, 2009

I just call it the Trillions of Dollars Tax Hike!

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket … that will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers …” -President Barack Obama, Meeting with the Editorial Board at the San Francisco Chronicle, January, 2008

So if this isn’t enough to make you think that Obama and his Congress have lost their collectivists minds, enter the Grand-daddy of all socialists plans disguised as needed reform- Socialized Medicine!

See, even though ACORN is being funded to the teeth for God knows what, this is a drop in  the bucket compared to the $21 billion (provided for out of our hip pockets and purses across the land) as a “jump start” for Health Care IT.

Enter David Blumanthal, a Harvard Medical professor who is director of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital  and appointed as the new national coordinator for health information technology.

His article Health Care Reform Grows from Grass Roots interestingly contains nearly identical wording of the announced Obama Care policy.

Obama and his spokesperson

“Dr. Blumenthal shares President Obama’s commitment to investing in a health IT infrastructure that will protect patient privacy, and improve both quality and efficiency in our nation’s health system.”

Obama has repeatedly stated his plan would reduce errors, improve access, reduce costs, and improve quality.  Like everything else he says- he doesn’t tell us how he hopes to do this.

I think he is leaving it up to Dr. Blumethal to implement former Senator Tom Daschle’s socialized medicine plans!

Dr. Blumethal

“These goals include expanding access, reducing medical errors, making health care more affordable, and promoting efforts to attack serious public health problems.”

The June 2006  article starts off by claiming the oft repeated exaggeration of 46 million people running around the country desperately worrying daily about their health care, goes on to talk about efforts to generate a grass roots campaign to generate support for his plans, and concludes that though not a program to preclude national health reform, it would be great for Harvard!

Now it is Obamacare, and is the national reform program!

This tidbit about Senator Ted Kennedy also is interesting-

Senator Edward M. Kennedy applauded the choice of Blumenthal, who was on Kennedy’s health staff from 1977 to 1980.

Source:

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/03/harvard_prof_wi.html

I can see that the issues are easily manipulated because they are complex and most people do not know what the solutions are from either side.

Obama and company are expanding governments role and claiming this will “save the economy” for one thing.

The people at AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) beg to differ in this February 2009 article ( and that’s when they thought 1 billion was going to IT for Health Care!)

The “stimulus bill” provisions for health information technology and comparative effectiveness research (CER) appear to dovetail with these stated objectives. Obviously, entering data into a computer does not prevent or cure any illnesses, nor will spending $1.1 billion on CER lead to any new treatments—it is not designed to do so.

So what do they do? AMA denials notwithstanding, they set up the mechanism for monitoring the rationing of care through enforcement of “evidence-based” medicine.

Problems with the “evidence” include: researcher bias, discordant results, insufficient reporting, and fraud, writes Twila Brase, R.N., P.H.N. (“Evidence-based Medicine Is Rationing Care, Hurting Patients,” The State Factor, December 2008).

The comments go on to explain despite Europe’s socialized medicine systems it has hardly saved them economically it has propelled them toward bankruptcy faster!

The average financial shortfall of EU nations is more than 8% of the present value of all future GDP. This means that, in addition to all projected tax and other revenues, the average country would have to have more than four times its current GDP in the bank, drawing interest, to fund current policies indefinitely. Of course, no nation has that much money in hand, so the gap will have to be closed by changing taxes and/or benefits.

A friend refers to the Department of Health and Human Services now as the

Department of Unhealthy and Inhumane Services. Thievery could be part of name also!

The federal government already spends $1 out of every $ 4 on government health services- that could soon be $2+,  or even more! Except the government doesn’t have any money ,it collects ours, and borrows more in our names! What they do have is historical debt that they are doubling down on(with our money)!

Our energy will now be severely rationed.

Our health will be rationed.

ACORN will be up to something with all that money of ours! I am certain whatever it is it will not benefit us!

So our leaders- if they haven’t lost their minds, must think we should use a better example than ourselves-

What country do they believe we should emulate?

The former Soviet Union?

You remember them,…they went bankrupt while the people lived in serfdom for decades before the total collapse!

UPDATE: Republicans offer alternative in the Health Care Reform debate

Today I joined an organization to help fight for our rights of self-determination in Health Care

Patients United Now