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Interesting

Posted on April 13, 2012. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life | Tags: , , , , , |

This first link takes you to a youtube video of a black man discussing rally for Treyvon Martin, the youth recently killed in Florida by a white neighborhood watch captain.  It is powerful and compelling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LONUecnsMb8&feature=player_embedded

The next two links concern a recently passed, (and signed into law), piece of legislation that removes an individuals right of free speech.  It doesn’t restrict the free speech, it completely removes it.

This first link is to a television news story discussing the law.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7SGWH3kirzg&vq=medium

This link is to a printed article about the law.

http://www.inquisitr.com/206017/president-obama-signs-anti-protest-bill-h-r-347/

The President has stated many times that we need a new Constitution, guess he’s going to change it any way he can.

And finally, for those of you who didn’t know, the President recently signed an Executive Order allowing him to declare martial law.  The powers granted under this Executive Order are broad and sweeping, allowing the government to walk all over our Constitutional rights.

Here are several links discussing this Executive Order.

National Defense Resources Preparednessexecutive order

 

 

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Mar 18, 2012 – We’re getting a lot of e-mail this weekend about an executive order issued on Friday afternoon by President Obama titled “National Defense

 

Thought I better get all this information out there before the Government restricts any political discussion or dissent in blogs.
 
That’s my 2 cents.

 

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New and Increased Taxes Because of Obamacare

Posted on January 14, 2011. Filed under: Business, Economy, Government, Legislation, Politics | Tags: , , , , |

From the web site Americans for Tax Reform comes this information:

Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on an historic repeal of the Obamacare law.  While there are many reasons to oppose this flawed government health insurance law, it is important to remember that Obamacare is also one of the largest tax increases in American history.  Below is a comprehensive list of the two dozen new or higher taxes that pay for Obamcare’s expansion of government spending and interference between doctors and patients.

Individual Mandate Excise Tax(Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following

  1 Adult 2 Adults 3+ Adults
2014 1% AGI/$95 1% AGI/$190 1% AGI/$285
2015 2% AGI/$325 2% AGI/$650 2% AGI/$975
2016 + 2.5% AGI/$695 2.5% AGI/$1390 2.5% AGI/$2085

Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS)

Employer Mandate Tax(Jan 2014):  If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $2000 for all full-time employees.  This provision applies to all employers with 50 or more employees. If any employee actually receives coverage through the exchange, the penalty on the employer for that employee rises to $3000. If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer).

Combined score of individual and employer mandate tax penalty: $65 billion/10 years

Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013):  This increase involves the creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single).  This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income

  Capital Gains Dividends Other*
2010 15% 15% 35%
2011-2012 (current law) 20% 39.6% 39.6%
2011-2012 (Obama budget) 20% 20% 39.6%
2013+ (current law) 23.8% 43.4% 43.4%
2013+ (Obama budget) 23.8% 23.8% 43.4%
 
*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations.  It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income.  It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans.  The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens.

Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans($32 bil/Jan 2018): Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family). For early retirees and high-risk professions exists a higher threshold ($11,500 single/$29,450 family).  CPI +1 percentage point indexed.

Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax($86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes:

  First $200,000
($250,000 Married)
Employer/Employee
All Remaining Wages
Employer/Employee
Current Law 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
Obamacare Tax Hike 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
1.45%/2.35%
3.8% self-employed

Medicine Cabinet Tax($5 bil/Jan 2011): Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin)

HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike($1.4 bil/Jan 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka“Special Needs Kids Tax”($13 bil/Jan 2013): Imposes cap of $2500 (Indexed to inflation after 2013) on FSAs (now unlimited). . There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education. 

Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers($20 bil/Jan 2013): Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax.  Exemptions include items retailing for less than $100. 

Raise “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI($15.2 bil/Jan 2013): Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).  The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI; it is waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only.

Tax on Indoor Tanning Services($2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons

Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D($4.5 bil/Jan 2013)

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike($0.4 bil/Jan 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of premium revenues are spent on clinical services

Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals(Min$/immediate): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance,” and “billing and collection” rules set by HHS

Tax on Innovator Drug Companies($22.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year.

Tax on Health Insurers($60.1 bil/Jan 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. The stipulation phases in gradually until 2018, and is fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits.

$500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives($0.6 bil/Jan 2013)

Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2(Min$/Jan 2011): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns.

Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting($17.1 bil/Jan 2012): Requires businesses to send 1099-MISC information tax forms to corporations (currently limited to individuals), a huge compliance burden for small employers

“Black liquor” tax hike(Tax hike of $23.6 billion).  This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel.

Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”(Tax hike of $4.5 billion).  This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed.

Read more: http://www.atr.org/comprehensive-list-tax-hikes-obamacare-a5758##ixzz1B33u6QUa

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Obamacare Is In Serious Jeopardy

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: Legislation, Politics | Tags: , , , |

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It recently has been exposed that Obamacare will . . .

  • Add more than $1 trillion to our federal budget (and that is a low estimate)
  • Cut Medicare benefits for seniors — more than $500 billion
  • Initiate healthcare rationing for the elderly
  • Raise $500 billion in new taxes and fees levied on you!
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I Don’t Mean to be Depressing, but …

Posted on September 8, 2010. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life | Tags: , , |

Yesterday I let you know about the proposed 50 Billion dollar stimulus package that will be paid for with increased taxes, but here is more tax information on a different matter.

The “Debt Free America Act” (H.R. 4646) proposes a 1% “transaction tax” of every financial transaction, except for the purchase or sale of stock.  (Source:  http://sweetness-light.com/archive/lanny-davis-calls-for-a-transaction-tax)

The Congressional Research Service, (part of the Library of Congress), has produced the following summary:

“Debt Free America Act – States as purposes of this Act the raising of sufficient revenue from a fee on transactions to eliminate the national debt within seven years and the phasing out of the individual income tax. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a 1% fee, offset by a corresponding nonrefundable income tax credit, on transactions that use a payment instrument, including any check, cash, credit card, transfer of stock, bonds, or other financial instrument. Defines “transaction” to include retail and wholesale sales, purchases of intermediate goods, and financial and intangible transactions. Establishes in the legislative branch the Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action to review the fiscal imbalance of the federal government and make recommendations to improve such imbalance. Provides for expedited consideration by Congress of Task Force recommendations. Repeals after 2017 the individual income tax, refundable and nonrefundable personal tax credits, and the alternative minimum tax (AMT) on individuals. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) prioritize the repayment of the national debt to protect the fiscal stability of the United States; and (2) study and report to Congress on the implementation of this Act.”
So until the income tax is finally repealed, (and will Congress ever really eliminate a tax once it is established), you will be paying the annual income tax as well as this 1% tax.  (The current writing of the legislation does require that the income tax be phased out completely, but there is plenty of time to change that part of the law.  Also, you get a tax credit on your income tax equal to 1% of your Adjusted Gross Income (see below).  On the plus side, the legislation does eliminate the Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT)).
For that matter, once a tax is created does Congress ever leave it alone and not increase it every year?
In looking at the full text of the law:
So, when you deposit your pay check 1% will be withheld by the bank and sent to the Government.  Your car payment, mortgage, credit card payments, and any other loan you pay will have 1% taken out and sent to the Government.  It would seem to me that if the institution making you the loan is suddenly out 1%, they will simply raise your payment to include the 1% fee or tax or whatever you want to call it.
I always get terrified when Congress wants to “improve” something, it just seems like they never get it right.
That’s my 2 cents.

 

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50 Billion in New Taxes Headed Our Way

Posted on September 6, 2010. Filed under: Business, Government, Legislation, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A Fox News article  gives us the depressing news that the President is out to weigh us down with a new 50 Billion dollar “stimulus” plan that will be paid for by an increase in taxes on oil and gas companies, who will naturally pass those taxes on to us.  (Note, I do not fault the oil and gas companies for passing along this tax burden, it is common business practice to increase your prices when your expenses go up.)

But with gas near $3.00 per gallon, can the typical individual afford even higher gasoline prices?

And with most states drowning in red ink will they really take this stimulus money to build the roads and rail roads it is intended to build, or will they use it to pay existing debt and keep existing workers and projects going?

I’ve reprinted the entire FoxNews article below.

(http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/06/obama-campaigns-democrats-new-infrastructure-investment-plan/)

(begin article)

In a speech that was part Democratic campaign push, part policy prescription, President Obama on Monday proposed a $50 billion investment in long-term infrastructure projects that he claimed will stimulate the flailing economy, create jobs and refill the exhausted federal highway trust fund.

Speaking to a crowd of union employees at Laborfest in Milwaukee, the president offered a six-year, front-loaded plan to rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads, lay 4,000 miles of railways and restore 150 miles of airport runways.

The proposal also calls for a strategy to build a national high-speed rail network and create an “infrastructure bank” that uses competitive measures to determine which projects receive funding rather than earmarks and grants.

The president said the project will be paid for — assuming congressional support — with tax hikes on oil and gas companies and will cut waste and bureaucracy by consolidating more than 100 duplicative programs. 

“This will not only create jobs immediately, it’s also going to make our economy hum in the long-run,” the president said. “It’s a plan that history tells us can and should attract bipartisan support. It’s a plan that says even in the still-smoldering aftermath of the worst recession in our lifetimes, America can act to shape our own destiny, to move this country forward, to leave our children something better — something that lasts.”

But based on the rest of the president’s speech — and congressional Republicans’ early reactions — it is likely to be a tough sell.

“Americans are rightly skeptical about Washington Democrats asking for more of their money — and their patience,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “After all, they’re still looking for the ‘shovel-ready’ jobs they were promised more than a year ago. A last-minute, cobbled-together stimulus bill with more than $50 billion in new tax hikes will not reverse the complete lack of confidence Americans have in Washington Democrats’ ability to help this economy.”

A senior official acknowledged before the president’s speech that the administration can’t estimate how many jobs might be created. 

“It would obviously (be) a substantial number of jobs. But just as important is that this would be a sustained program with increased investment over six years so it would be a sustained increase in jobs as well as America’s productivity,” the official said.

The GOP response shouldn’t surprise Obama, who used much of his speech to accuse Republicans of rejecting plans to strengthen the middle class and rebuild the economy.

“Even on things we usually agree, they say no,” Obama said of the GOP. “They just think it’s better to score political points before an election than to solve problems.”

In a combative tone, the president pointed specifically to House Minority Leader John Boehner as he laid into Republicans for objecting to a package last month that sent $26 billion to the states to keep teachers on the payroll and pay for police officers by sending additional Medicaid money so states could redirect that cash for salaries. The bill was paid for with cuts to expanded food stamp payments and higher taxes on multinational corporations.

“You know how we paid for it? By closing one of these ridiculous tax loophole that actually rewarded corporations for shipping jobs and profits overseas,” Obama said. “Even a lot of America’s biggest corporations agreed that this loophole didn’t make sense, agreed that it should be closed, that agreed that it wasn’t fair — but the man who thinks he’s gonna be speaker, he wants to re-open this loophole.”

Obama said he doesn’t want to re-live the past when Republicans led Congress, arguing that not only does the GOP not have new ideas, but the party wants to return to past policies that put the country on a downward spiral. 

“These are the folks whose policies helped devastate our middle class. They drove our economy into a ditch. … And then they’ve got the nerve to ask for the keys back,” Obama said. 

But Republicans offered a few reminders for voters as well. Boehner issued a statement recalling that the Obama administration said if the $814 billion stimulus bill passed, unemployment would not rise above 8 percent. It now stands at 9.6 percent, its 19th consecutive month above 8 percent and 16th consecutive month above 9 percent.

“If we’ve learned anything from the past 18 months, it’s that we can’t spend our way to prosperity,” Boehner said in a statement. “We don’t need more government ‘stimulus’ spending — we need to end Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending spree, stop their tax hikes and create jobs by eliminating the job-killing uncertainty that is hampering our small businesses.”

(end article)

And he is doing this new tax initiative as something for Democrats to run on this November.  “Vote for me, I want to increase your taxes by 50 Billion dollars” … I think he is losing touch with reality.

That’s my 2 cents.

 

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Arizona – MSNBC survey

Posted on June 30, 2010. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

President Obama, his administration, and many in the media have been very critical of Arizona’s new law on immigration, even though they never even read the legislation.

This MSNBC survey is only one question long, and simply asks:

“In July, Arizona will begin enforcing a new law that requires law enforcement officers to check someone’s immigration status if they have reason to suspect that he or she is in the country illegally. Do you think this is a good idea?”

So far the results are:  95.8% Yes, 4.2% No.

Today is June 30, 2010; I don’t know how long the survey will be open for voting, but you can go to the link below and cast your vote.

http://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizonas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigrationhttp://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizonas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigration>

That’s my 2 cents.

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Impeach the President?

Posted on March 19, 2010. Filed under: Economy, Government, Health, Legislation, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In a Washing Times article, author Jeffery Kuhner raises the question:  Should we impeach the President as well as Speaker Pelosi and other Democrat leaders?

The heart of his argument is that the proposed “Slaughter Solution” is unconstitutional and anyone voting for a bill under this tactic has violated the Constitution. 

The article is presented in its entirety, or you can read it at:  http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/19/impeach-the-president/

(Begin article)

The Democrats are assaulting the very pillars of our democracy. As the debate on Obamacare reaches the long, painful end, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is confronting a political nightmare. She may not have the 216 votes necessary to pass the Senate’s health care bill in the House.

Hence, Mrs. Pelosi and her congressional Democratic allies are seriously considering using a procedural ruse to circumvent the traditional constitutional process. Led by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat and chairman of the House Rules Committee, the new plan – called the “Slaughter Solution” – is not to pass the Senate version on an up-or-down vote. Rather, it is to have the House “deem” that the legislation was passed and then have members vote directly on a series of “sidecar” amendments to fix the things it does not like.

This would enable House Democrats to avoid going on the record voting for provisions in the Senate bill – the “Cornhusker Kickback,” the “Louisiana Purchase,” the tax on high-cost so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans – that are reviled by the public or labor-union bosses. If the reconciliation fixes pass, the House can send the Senate bill to President Obama for his signature without ever having had a formal up-or-down vote on the underlying legislation.

Many Democrats could claim they opposed the Senate bill while allowing it to pass. This would be an unprecedented violation of our democratic norms and procedures, established since the inception of the republic. Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution stipulates that for any bill to become a law, it must pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate. That is, not be “deemed” to have passed, but actually be voted on with the support of the required majority. The bill must contain the exact same language in both chambers – and in the version signed by the president – to be a legitimate law. This is why the House and Senate have a conference committee to iron out differences of competing versions. This is Civics 101.

The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances. It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent: The lawmaking process can be rigged to ensure the passage of any legislation without democratic accountability or even a congressional majority. It is the road to a soft tyranny. James Madison must be turning in his grave.

OTHER TWT STORIES:
Democrats make final reform push
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Obama backs plan to legalize illegals
Poll finds stubborn suspicion of census

Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution. Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life – the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.

Yet his primary goal has always been to gobble up the health care system. The most troubling aspect of the Obamacare debate, however, is not the measure’s sweeping and radical aims – the transformation of one-sixth of the U.S. economy, crippling tax increases, higher premiums, state-sanctioned rationing, longer waiting lines, the erosion of the quality of medical care and the creation of a huge, permanent administrative bureaucracy. Rather, the most alarming aspect is the lengths to which the Democrats are willing to go to achieve their progressive, anti-capitalist agenda.

Obamacare is opposed by nearly two-thirds of the public, more than 60 percent of independents and almost all Republicans and conservatives. It has badly fractured the country, dangerously polarizing it along ideological and racial lines. Even a majority of Democrats in the House are deeply reluctant to support it.

Numerous states – from Idaho to Virginia to Texas – have said they will sue the federal government should Obamacare become law. They will declare themselves exempt from its provisions, tying up the legislation in the courts for years to come.

Mr. Obama is willing to devour his presidency, his party’s congressional majority and – most disturbing – our democratic institutional safeguards to enact it. He is a reckless ideologue who is willing to sacrifice the country’s stability in pursuit of a socialist utopia.

The Slaughter Solution is a poisoned chalice. By drinking from it, the Democrats would not only commit political suicide. They would guarantee that any bill signed by Mr. Obama is illegitimate, illegal and blatantly unconstitutional. It would be worse than a strategic blunder; it would be a crime – a moral crime against the American people and a direct abrogation of the Constitution and our very democracy.

It would open Mr. Obama, as well as key congressional leaders such as Mrs. Pelosi, to impeachment. The Slaughter Solution would replace the rule of law with arbitrary one-party rule. It violates the entire basis of our constitutional government – meeting the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If it’s enacted, Republicans should campaign for the November elections not only on repealing Obamacare, but on removing Mr. Obama and his gang of leftist thugs from office.

It is time Americans drew a line in the sand. Mr. Obama crosses it at his peril.

(End article)

My thoughts, I doubt if Congress would impeach President Obama; the House would have to bring the charges, and to say that the President violated the Constitution would incriminate the members of the House, so that wouldn’t happen.  Even if it did, there are enough Democrats in the Senate to prevent a conviction.  So really, right now at least the idea of impeachment is a moot point.

That’s my 2 cents.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He is the daily host of “The Kuhner Show” on WTNT 570-AM (www.talk570.com) from noon until 3 p.m.

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Where’s the Outrage

Posted on February 11, 2010. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life, Marketing, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

When Bush was President the Democrats, (and then Senator Obama), were screaming foul over warrent wiretaps by the Bush administration.  It didn’t matter that the only individuals being checked up on were suspected terrorists, the demanded it be stopped.

Now, President Obama has announced that citizens have no right to privacy in their cell phone conversations.

From CNET News: 

“This is a critical question for privacy in the 21st century,” says Kevin Bankston, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who will be arguing on Friday. “If the courts do side with the government, that means that everywhere we go, in the real world and online, will be an open book to the government unprotected by the Fourth Amendment.”

That’s right, this would give the Government the right to listen in on any and all cell phone conversatioins, and TRACK the location of you via your cell phone.

I didn’t see any reference in the article to the need for a Warrent; it appears, (if I read it correctly, and I admit I may have missed something),  that the Feds want unrestricted access to whomever’s cell phone they want.  Be it for checking on criminal activity, terrorist activity, political espionage, or whatever they want.

Let’s have some limits.  If you think I’m a criminal or a terrorist then feel free to listen to my boring conversations with my wife, daughter, and business associates.  But anything else should be off limits.

Here’s the link to the full article:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10451518-38.html

That’s my 2 cents

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In Their Own Words

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life, Political Science, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

President Obama has repeatedy denied that he wants a government run health care system, and that individuals could keep their private insurance.  But in todays technological society it is hard to keep the truth hidden.

The link below is to a YouTube video showing President Obama as well as other Democrats talking about creating a “single payer”,  (i.e. government run), health care system.

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-explains-how-his-health-care-plan-will-eliminate-private-insurance/

The Democrats have modeled much of the health care bill after the system used in England and Europe, but as you will see in the next link it isn’t working too well.  England’s health board has ordered Doctors to stop giving injections to patients with back pain in an effort to save 33 million pounds.  So the individual’s heal care is not dictated by the patients health, but by the governments need to save money.

And this is what the Democrats want for us.  Rationed health care.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5955840/Patients-forced-to-live-in-agony-after-NHS-refuses-to-pay-for-painkilling-injections.html

Congress is in recess, track down your Representative and let then know what you think of this health care they want to force on us.

That’s my 2 cents

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Cash for Clunkers

Posted on July 31, 2009. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life, Political Science, Politics | Tags: , |

Just a day or two ago the Government started the Cash for Clunkers program, and hundreds (if not thousands) of people started buying new cars.  That was great for the dealers and the car industry.

This morning I hear that the EPA changed the average mileage on a number of those “clunkers” and people who had just purchased a new car under the program were getting calls from the dealership saying “You have to pay an extra $4,500” because your old car no longer qualifies as a clunker.

So a person buys a car under the program, and after the fact the Government changes the rules and the individual gets stuck with an extra $4,500 bill.  What a load of horse manure.  If a private business had done that the government would be all over them like flies on stink.  But since the Government did it . . . well, that’s all right.

And now the loveable Government has completely stopped the Cash for Clunkers program completely.  They can’t administer a simple little proram like this and we are supposed to think they can easily and efficently administer the health insurance program they’re trying to ram down our throats?

Here’s the link – Government to suspend Cash for Clunkers program

Other Links:  ‘Clunkers’ Program Running Out of Cash…

Car dealer: ‘If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance’…

That’s my 2 cents

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