Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category
Who can forget the Louise Slaughter (D-NY) story at the Blair House health care summit where she regaled the world with an account about a constituent that was forced to wear her dead sister’s dentures.
Who knows if the story is true, but I would like to know if so did Slaughter purchase the lady some new dentures or is the story all she required to fulfill her selfish purpose of forcing ObamaCare on the rest of us.
In an encore performance, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the House Rules Committee and ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced The Slaughter Solution.
There is something ominous about the title of her scheme given the slash and burn consequences of the act.
At present, the Democrats don’t have the votes to get ObamaCare legislation through the House or the Senate. Under Slaughter’s strategy, Democratic leaders can overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House – without an actual vote by members of the House.
They would magically consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a Corrections Bill that would make changes to the Senate version.
Who are these people?
Nancy Pelosi reveals much by saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.”
Socialist health care system fails another Canadian.
It seems in spite of the claims that government run health care is superior those who must live with it tell a far different tale. In this case, Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week. Not in Canada, but in the United States.
Deputy premier Kathy Dunderdale confirmed the treatment at a news conference Tuesday, but would not reveal the location of the operation or how it would be paid for.
“He has gone to a renowned expert in the procedure that he needs to have done,” said Ms. Dunderdale, who will become acting premier while Mr. Williams is away for three to 12 weeks.
“In consultation with his own doctors, he’s decided to go that route.”
Mr. Williams’ decision to leave Canada for the surgery has raised eyebrows over his apparent shunning of Canada’s health-care system.
“It was never an option offered to him to have this procedure done in this province,” said Ms. Dunderdale, refusing to answer whether the procedure could be done elsewhere in Canada.
Mr. Williams, 59, has said nothing of his health in the media.
“The premier has made a commitment that once he’s through this procedure and he’s well enough, he’s going to talk about the whole process and share as much detail with you as he’s comfortable to do at that time,” she said.
The lesson here is that Politicians always find a way to bypass what they force on everyone else. The vulgar part about it is that the taxpayers always get stuck with the bill.
A very ugly trend is emerging from the ranks of both the political and scientific world. In the past, fudging the number was done by the most unscrupulous in both worlds. Now, it is an epidemic. We are witnessing trends that reveal those who don’t like what the data shows will simply change the numbers.
The reason stems from the old adage, the end justifies the means. As it turns out, the end for which the numbers are being massaged and the reason bean counters are willing to sell their souls is – socialism, global climate regulation, health-care legislation, repudiating debt commitments and the list goes on.
At first glance, it appears no number is immune. Numbers also falling prey to manipulation is the GDP, inflation, unemployment and even temperature.
Politicians continue to clamor and even threaten for alternative numbers that will make them look better. A call for a new, socialist-friendly way to measure the economy is in the wind. You might consider that “crazy talk” but there is historical precedent for a “socialist GDP.” It turns out that Mikhail Gorbachev kept Soviet statistics in two sets of books: those they published, and those they actually believed. Stalin did the same thing when he was alive.
America is not immune. We now have the king of liars and manipulators in the White House. Barack Hussein Obama has certainly taken lying and number manipulation to a new level. For a guy that promised transparency, he hides the numbers pretty good don’t you think?
Instead of counting unemployment numbers, he stands proudly and touts some imaginary number about the number of jobs “created or saved” by the stimulus bill. If you stop to think about that for a minute you might feel insulted that Obama would think you so stupid as to believe such nonsense. I’ve heard of taking credit where there is none, but this is ridiculous.
You might also notice the congressional leadership tends to hype the number of green jobs “likely” to be created from the explosion of spending, subsidies, loans and mandates, while ignoring the job losses caused by its taxes, debt, regulations and diktats.
The president and his advisers have lied or exaggerated since day one. Obama claimed his radical attempt to regulate energy and the environment with the cap-and-trade bill would boost the economy. After confronted with economic reality, we discover another lie and his attempt to manipulate the numbers. He claims “all” their trillion dollar spending created jobs and spending more will create even more jobs. This is fine except why is the promised no higher than 8% unemployment rate now over 10%?
Environmentalists have descended into a separate reality where only green counts. Scientists from the University of East Anglia were caught manipulating, hiding or deleting data as to arrive at some predetermined consensus. Oh, there are also the attempts to squelch publication of studies coming to different conclusions.
What about the the most dubious lie of all – ObamaCare?
What can only be classified as a bad joke are the numbers used to justify health-insurance reform legislation. You must wonder how it is possible for the government to expand coverage and at the same time reduce the deficit. You manipulate the numbers. Didn’t you know that you can make anything sound good if only you have the numbers to back it up? Yep, any number that sells the lie will do because to socialist, the end justifies the means.
The good news is that the public doesn’t believe the Washington spin. Large majorities believe the health-care legislation will raise their insurance costs and increase the budget deficit. Most Americans are highly skeptical of the claims of climate extremists. And they have a more realistic reaction to the extraordinary deterioration in our public finances than do the President and Congress.
Those in Washington are greedy and live for power. The best way to shock them back into reality is vote out as many as possible. That, or string them up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
OK, OK – we’ll save that for later, if necessary.
It remains to be seen if enough sheeple are awake to make the big changes needed. However, when the Obama oppressive taxes become reality then the snoring will cease.
It will be too late, but at least the people will finally be awake.
Who is really in command?
A reasonable question considering that in every situation Obama reacts like he hasn’t got a clue.
He has vacated the writing of the health care bill to Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives. In turn and to the detriment to the nation, she has farmed the writing out to several extremely radical community action groups. As a result, Obama seems not to know or understand the details about his “own” health care plan or to demonstrate any leadership on the issue.
With respect to Afghanistan, climate change and the rest of our foreign policy, he is equally lost, especially when it comes to dealing with other world leaders. He makes beautiful and empty speeches, which results in the failure to cut beneficial deals for the nation.
It’s like the more you watch the man, the more you see a person who is the face of some other entity or group. He appears in public as your typical figurehead whose strings are being pulled by others. Obama may be the voice, but there is no way he is in command.
We know that he has been and remains surrounded by life-long radicals, professed communists and anti-capitalists, some of whom he has appointed as czars in his administration. The fact that there are now thirty-six czars should raise red flags. Is Obama picking the czars or someone else? You must at least wonder the necessity of appointing czars in the first place, and for what purpose?
OK, you may be right that I am just whistling past the grave yard. Mainly because there is no one person visible at the moment playing puppet master… except maybe George Soros.
Does Obama look like a man who knows what he is doing? Have you seen one firm conviction or even something he believes in? The more he talks, the more empty words he delivers. The platitudes he spouts about America and the American people simply do not ring true. He reads necessary sentences, but no ideas he actually believes. The sinister part is while Obama doesn’t have a single strong conviction, the men behind the scenes clearly do. They are manipulating this country down a dangerous path while their front man attempts to distract us from the ride.
Granted, this sounds like some kind of paranoid conspiracy theory. Normally, I might even agree because I don’t want to believe our leaders are capable of such deception. But how can we not question the recent events that are not and never have been normal operating procedures.
Why Barack Obama?
First, you need a black man to gain the support of the vast black minority who allies himself with the poor and down-trodden. Next, you need a pale-skinned black man so he can be more palatable to white Americans. You know – someone that gives the white guilt crowd somewhere to appease their guilt. And you need someone who speaks well enough to co-opt the language of the right and appear to be someone who can unite.
This is the kind of man you would pick to be your voice so that while you move things drastically left, the vast majority of Americans will not believe that was the intention of the moderate-appearing puppet.
You would pick someone you could promote as clever enough for all this to be his idea. A person trained more than driven by a personal sense of commitment. Obama is and has been surrounded by radical left wing activists for 20-30 years. These people have deeply ingrained commitments to changing the system and have been actively trying to do so for all that time. These people would have a difficult time getting elected, but not Obama.
Is Obama Pre-programmed?
Seems like an odd question until you remember how such occurrences have happen in the past. Even today we don’t have to look any further than the much touted sleeper-cells to realize such a thing is indeed possible.
All we have to do is look at how easy Obama’s successes have materialized. I mean Harvard Law Review without publishing a single noteworthy paper. You might wonder or even ask who exactly paid for his carefully cultivated Ivy League education.
For a brief time he served as a community organizer, Professor, State Legislator and Senator. I’m sure that it is just a coincidence each position lasted just long enough to build a resume. Then as “luck” would have it a freshman US Senator was chosen to be the convention key-note speaker, then literally handed the presidency of the US. How does that happen? A person with zero administrative experience is running the entire government of the United States? To top that off rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize for doing what… being arrogant.
Ask yourself, have you seen this level of activity in the first year of any other administration in your lifetime? Frankly, given his background and accomplishments, or the lack thereof, does Obama seem like a man who could manage all he has taken on?
An emphatic no is the correct answer… yet with the help or protection of a leftist media the destruction continues. Look at all the recent events not reported in order to protect and deflect criticism. The climate change fraud is the most recent example skimmed over as if it were a lost dog.
You can disregard the possibility that Obama is the puppet or front man for a much more sinister group playing fast and loose behind the scenes. However, the one thing you can’t deny is that the treasury is being raided, your freedoms are being destroyed, everyone’s taxes is going up – not that it matters because soon the dollar will be worthless, unemployment is rising, a war is purposely being lost and Obama is walking around without a clue except for his list of platitudes and what the teleprompter tells him to say.
Maybe this is one of those times you don’t follow the money, but follow the teleprompter.
Congressman Mike Rogers represents Michigan’s 8th District
In a tight vote, the House passed its sweeping health bill late Saturday, marking the biggest victory yet for Democrats in their drive to create near-universal health insurance.
The bill passed by a 220-215 margin. It came after House leaders made a surprise last-minute concession that blocks abortion from the new government insurance plan in order to win over wavering Democrats.
Its passage moves Congress closer to the biggest expansion of the social safety net since the Medicare insurance program for the elderly was created in 1965. The measure spends $1.01 trillion over a decade to provide health insurance to an additional 36 million Americans and creates a new public insurance plan to compete with private insurers by 2013. It requires most Americans to carry insurance, creates a new exchange where they can shop for it and gives the lowest earners tax credits to help them pay for it.
ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse
It will allow government to control every aspect of public and private life. The first clue to this designed oppression is if you don’t buy insurance you are threatened with jail.
I submit a more accurate direction is if you are part of a certain group and don’t buy insurance you will go to jail or more likely fined into poverty.
The writing is on the wall – Obama’s Number One goal is “Wealth Redistribution,” not health care. Once that travesty is achieved then it’s game, set and match.
Everyone equally miserable – what a world.