Friday, May 28, 2010

Healthcare Still Losing Traction

The American people stood up and told our representatives that we don't want the healthcare they were determined to pass. You saw people attending meetings and gatherings attempting to sway their political leaders into stopping this bill. To no avail, the bill was passed.

The Obama Administration assured politicians that the opposition would pass. That people would warm up to the bill as more is learned about it. Instead, the more the people learn the stronger the opposition has become.

The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for the country.(Rasmussen Polling)

This vast disconnect is causing a major shift in how people are seeing their leaders and the upcoming elections. Right now, the Healthcare Bill is facing a 63% desire to repeal it. We are finding that the more we learn the less we like the bill. Recently the Political Class has been pointing to how this bill will be a boon to insurance companies by requiring all to buy insurance. What hasn't been noted is that the requirements of the plan force such detailed and inclusive insurance policies that many will not be able to afford it. We have recently noted large companies pointing to the increased costs they will have to pay under the plan. Everyone knows that increased costs means greater unemployment and higher product costs. Not only are we facing the personal burden of cost increases for healthcare, we are also facing increased costs for products we commonly use and need.

Wasn't the key issue moving this before congress in the first place the ever increasing cost? We all wanted cost containment and preferred cost reductions in healthcare. Instead, we got even greater cost for healthcare and everything else we use or buy. This is not the plan America wants and it needs to be repealed as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Do You Rate

Does your state offer a good business environment?

Bringing or keeping business alive in your state can make all the difference. Not everyone can be in the top ten. You may also want to look at the biggest losers and winners of the year.

Oregon Lost fourteen spots. Nothing like new taxes to drive away business.
Washington gained ten spots. They really didn't do much.

How did your state due?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

You Need to Read This

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read:

1.You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2.What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3.The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4.When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

5.You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Media Starting to See Past The Love

Panel Plus: 5/16

The video places a different perspective on the media and the administration.

I believe the media is starting to realize they have been manipulated. The tone and cover is less but the love is still apparent. Mistakes that were minor by previous administrations got top viewing. The Obama administration may start to lose the cover of the media. The bloggers have done more to expose the mistakes of the administration then the major media. Perhaps the tide is turning.

If the love is lost or starting to go, will it make a major difference in the November election?

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Obamacare Cartoons

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Should They Decide When

Anyone remember Logan's Run? This was a movie from the 70's that got a TV series. Set in the 23 century, an ideal society is created and maintained by a government. Here is a quick view of the movie.

Are we heading for this? Perhaps Thomas Sorwell has a better perspective of our current situation.

A 'Duty to Die'?
By Thomas Sowell
May 11, 2010

One of the many fashionable notions that have caught on among some of the intelligentsia is that old people have "a duty to die," rather than become a burden to others.

This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table. Already the government-run medical system in Britain is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly. Moreover, it seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when American medical care is taken over by the government.

Make no mistake about it, letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly.

There was a time-- fortunately, now long past-- when some desperately poor societies had to abandon old people to their fate, because there was just not enough margin for everyone to survive. Sometimes the elderly themselves would simply go off from their family and community to face their fate alone.

But is that where we are today?

Read The Rest Here

Who should decide when your day has come? In Logan's Run the magic day was your thirtieth birthday. Will the current line be drawn at 65 or 70? Maybe the available cash after the government siphons off their unfair share would be more like 50 or 55.

Is it the duty of the old to die to spare the expense for the young? Who will decide when they have spent enough on you?

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Friday, May 07, 2010

What Do You Want Of Your Government

Which will you choose?

Don't wait to long or you may not have a choice.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Minority Leadership

Usually the majority sets the direction of any group. We have all been there.
"Raise your had if you want A. Raise your hand if you want B? The majority carries the vote"

This scenario has played out from youth to adulthood. Over the last several years the minority has carried the vote by using distorted language or sympathy ploys. That's right. They are a minority. Power comes by pitting the majority against itself with petty issues. You attempt to break it up into smaller and smaller groups until you are the majority.

Once again liberals abuse language to change it and pervert it. They whittle down our culture with language. They work to destroy all areas of unity so that their minority can be greater in all areas of control.

If we are going to act as the majority and defeat the minority that is tearing apart are nation, then we need to start recognizing and working with areas of agreement. Let's remove the political markers and look at issues only.

Thousands of Americans were asked and answered questions in multiple surveys. The information was tallied and the shape of the majority has been determined. Let us embrace these points and unite to save America.
(The point will be followed by a percentage of those for and against.)

There are values which unite a large majority of Americans. (86 to 10)

We want to strengthen and revitalize America’s core values. (80 to 9)

Government clearly has to change the way it operates and bring in ideas and systems currently employed in the private sector to increase productivity and effectiveness. (74 to 16)

The changes we need in government have to occur in all 513,000 elected offices throughout the country and cannot be achieved by focusing only on Washington. (84 to 12)

English should be the official language of government. (87 to 11)

All election ballots and other government documents should be printed in English.
(74 to 23)

New immigrants should be required to learn English. (83 to 17)

Businesses should be able to require employees to speak the English language while on the job. (80 to 17)

Every worker should continue to have the right to a federally supervised secret ballot election when deciding whether to organize a union. (79 to 12)

It is important to have references to God in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Declaration of Independence — that we are endowed by our Creator with the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — because they make clear that certain rights can’t be taken away by government. (84 to 13)

Statements regarding religion and morality made by the Founding Fathers are just as important today as they were 200 years ago. (86 to 12)

We reject the idea that the times change and the language in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Declaration of Independence must change with the times. The language in the Pledge and the Declaration are very important and must be protected. (86 to 12)

The American people believe border control is a security issue. Terrorists are trying to enter the United States illegally. (86 to 12)

Illegal immigrants who commit felonies should be deported. (88 to 10)

When applying for a temporary worker visa each worker should take an oath to obey American law and be deported if they commit a crime while in the United States. (93 to 8)

In a worker visa program each worker will receive a tamper-proof identification card that will allow the government to track him or her. (89 to 11)

No company should market services such as credit cards or bank accounts specifically to people who are in the United States illegally. (78 to 18)

There should be heavy monetary fines against employers and businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. (78 to 20)

We have an obligation to be good stewards of God’s creation for future generations. (95 to 3)

We can solve our environmental problems faster and cheaper with innovation and new technology than with more litigation and more government regulation. (79 to 15)

Climate change and global warming are probably happening. (82 to 13)

We should hold city governments to the same standards for cleaning waste water as are applied to private industry. (91 to 5)

The option of a single rate system should give taxpayers the convenience of filing their taxes with just a single sheet of paper. (82 to 15)

The current Social Security systems is broken and, if it isn’t reformed, future generations will no longer have it as a safety net for retirement. (80 to 19)

Separation between Church and State does not mean there can be no references to God in government sanctioned activities or public buildings. (81 to 16)

We reject banning all prayer in public schools. (82 to 16)

The Founding Fathers understood that religion and morality were important to creating and building this country and talked about it regularly. This was understood throughout American history and is central to America’s success today. We reject those who say that just because America has a 200 year history of religion in government doesn’t make it right. We reject that this violates the U.S. Constitution and discriminates against those who are of other faiths or are not religious. (79 to 17)

America should take the threat of terror by fanatical religious groups more seriously. (83 to 13)

Iran poses a serious threat to the United States. (85 to 14)

There are so many more areas where we have a majority, but let us start by rallying around these. Let us not be separated anymore. Stand tall knowing that there are more who stand with you then against you. Join Tea Party groups and take personal interest in local actions. The smallest changes can add up to a complete change.

Carefully, with great calculation, the Communists gauge their aggression -- slicing each new gain just thin enough so that we'll say, "That isn't worth fighting for." They predict that when we reach the final slice our surrender will be voluntary because we will have been weakened from within -- Morally, Spiritually, and Economically. -- Ronald Reagen

It must stop now. We can't afford another slice. We can't wait any longer. I write my representatives weekly. I comment on their forums. I work to change the perspective of those I come into contact with each day. I often point to what we have in common to build on returning our nation to prominence. Don't allow subtle changes in language to pervert or convert what our nation is supposed to be.

What will you do to strengthen our nation and take it back from the minority who seeks our destruction?

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