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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's the Democratic Comedy Show!

I'm going to give you a quote and then tell you who said it:
"Tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the tax rates. An economy constrained by high tax rates will never produce enough revenue to balanace the budget, just as it will never create enough jobs or enough profits." - President John F. Kennedy, 1963

He is the only democratic president who "gets it" - increases in tax rates will do nothing more than lower tax revenue. Now, guarnateed the tax rates in the 1960's were much higher than they are today but the philosphy is the same. By raising tax rates, you diminish people's desire to work harder and invest thus decreasing incomes and tax revenues. It's never been so simple but then most members of Congress don't have business backgrounds and there in lies a problem. Perhaps we should add to their list of requirements to be a Member first you must have at least met a payroll.

The House has passed the largest tax increase in our nation's history, the infamous "cap-n-trade" plan. Depending on whose numbers you look at, the energy bill, if passed, will tact on an additional $200 to $2000 per year in energy bills. While it's survival in the Senate is still uncertain, the one thing that is certain is it's another broken promise by this president who stated he would not raise taxes on "anyone making less than $250,000/year." Right and I'm the tooth fairy. Anyone who smokes cigarettes has already seen this broken promise with a cigarette tax and statistics show that this hits low income people the hardest (you know those making less than $250,000/year).

Liberal Democrats just don't get it. Raising taxes during a recession is an automatic job killer. Take the proposed tax hikes on the "rich" to pay for their socialized health care plan. This means more than a million small business owners will be affected by the plan. To raise taxes on small busineess which are the backbone of our economy, will only cause them to cut jobs. If passed, combined tax rates in 39 states will exceed 55%. I can give you 14.7 million reasons to cut taxes but they won't listen.

It's time to take back this country. We need to elect politicians who get it - lower taxes means more revenue, higher productivity, economy propersity, and increased investments.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ObamaCare informercial

So, ABC aired its ObamaCare informercial Wednesday night. The talk was supposed to be about the president's government-run (but we aren't going to call it that) health plan. The President came across as a professor, not a president. He refused to commit to any specifics of the plan, apparently just wants us to "trust" him and Congress on this one to which I say no thanks. According to one report, he's a leader with no direction and managed to sell a plan without actually having a plan.

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that "elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it’s not provided by insurance." Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn’t seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he’s proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The answer the president gave will make blood shoot out of your eyes. The President said "if it’s my family member, if it’s my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care." Our hypocrite-in-chief made it clear that he would seek extraordinary care for his own family but thinks "other people’s families should hurry up and die already."

One audience member, Jane Sturm told the story of her nearly 100-year-old mother, who was originally denied a pacemaker because of her age. Thankfully she eventually got one after seeking another doctor. Here is here discussion with the president - Ms. Sturm states “Outside the medical criteria, is there a consideration that can be given for a certain spirit … and quality of life?” The president's response - “I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit.” Don't tell my 87 year old grandmother that she wont' be able to get her pacemaker replaced in 2 years. She's quite an asset to our family and I think she plans on outliving all of us :)

The president should be focusing on better care for all Americans, less red tape and boosting the private sector instead of critizing them. The President and Congress need to listen to the American people. Upwards of 75% are "satisfied" with their current coverage (although I think most agree we do need some kind of reform, just not their reform) and that if this public option is implemented, an estimated 119 million will be forced off their private insurance onto a government run plan. That's great, so make life miserable for 119 milion just to cover some 16 million. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that support for a public plan plummets to 37 percent if it would crowd out private insurers.

The town hall was billed as a “Prescription for America,” but this is one pill that will be hard to swallow. If ObamaCare isn't good enough for the first family, then its definetely not good enough the American people.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Health Care Reform in America

So the Congress is moving forward with their "health care reform." This is going to ruin our medical services. No longer will we be able to say that we have the best care in the world (and yes we have the most expensive health care in the world but the best come with a price). Let's remember that kings and leaders from other countries come here for treatment. The liberals are saying that we can't afford to wait on reform and that the economy can't recover without reform. Well, I would just like to say that back in the fall when the economy was showing signs of a recession, no one , I mean NO ONE mentioned that health care needed to be fixed in order to fix the economy. However, now that the liberals have control (God help us) they are moving forward. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 49% of Americans think that health care reform should wait until the economy has recovered and 43% of American believe that the quality of health care will get worse with a government run plan. But the president is not going to listen and will continue to say that "health care reform can't wait."

However we simply can not afford reform right now. The government is already trillions in debt and taxing the rich is not going to be enough to cover the expected $1.5 trillion or more it will cost to cover the 47 million Americans insured. In my book, "You're Fired", I gave a breakdown of the 47 million "uninsured". According to the 2005 United States Census report, there are about 10 million illegal immigrants (who in my opinion should NOT be covered at all); leaving the number of uninsured Americans at roughly 37 million; however there are about 8.3 million who make between $50,000 and $74,999 per year and 8.74 million who make more than $75,000 a year. That’s roughly 17 million people who ought to be able to “afford” health insurance because they make substantially more than the median household income of $46,326 thus leaving us with 19 million; of those about 8 million fall under the age of 18 and some 4 million of those qualify for either the SCHIP or Medicaid programs and the remaining 11 million are between the ages of 18-34 and opt out of insurance. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Kennedy-Dodd plan will only cover about 16 million and forcing about 15 million who have insurance off thier current plans.

Just as we are required by government to have auto insurance, I do believe everyone should be required to have health insurance. I don't believe that I should have to pay for someone else's lack of personal responsbility. Being an adult (someone over the age of 18) means being responsible. I would like to see an individual mandate where individuals can choose their own insurance and take it with them no matter where they go. We should not have health care tied to our employer.

We all know that the liberals have their way they will use the single payer system to ration off American lives. Don't be fooled by their "medical review board", it is code for "medical rationing board" and the government will sacrifice the lives of many Americans simply to control cost. We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights one of them being life. It is not the government's role to decide when we die but that is where we are headed.

Here's another problem, the president does not have a plan. Dennis Smith of The Heritage Foundation stated "there are a number of concerns with Obama's healthcare plan. No one knows what the plan is...nobody knows where the money is going to come from." The president is so eager to push this legislation through with little or no debate because he knows his "mandate" is slipping. This will affect every American despite in major ways and the president is giving Americans very little time to review what damage he will do.

This president has done nothing but lie to the American people. He says he's not for a single payer system but back in 2003, he said “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody... A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

Let's hope that the Blue Dog Democrats will stand strong and oppose any government run health care reform.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

so let me get this straight...

At a time when ordinary Americans, you know the ones that the president said would have to tighten their belts during this economic recession, are cutting family vacations and living month to month because they don't know whether they will have jobs, the Preisdent and his family decided to take a family vacation across the pond. Not only did the president and first lady travel in separate planes (I'm sure the environmentalists loved that) but the First Lady and daughters flew to London after a three day jaunt in Paris for some sightseeing while the president flew back to D.C. Again, seperate planes, not good for whole global warming thing. Of course this comes on the heels of the President keeping a "campaign promise" by taking his wife to New York for dinner and a play. I, along with millions other Americans can't find a job, but the president and his family get to have dates and family vacations on our dime, great, just great.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Etiquette lessons

Can someone please get our new president some etiquette lessons? Here are just a few of his etiquette gaffes.
1) Returns a statue of Winston Churchill given to President Bush by our closest ally, Great Britain. Why? We don't know but it doesn't say much for his view of Britain as an ally;
2) Gives Great Britain's Prime Minster and his family some sorry gifts probably picked up from a local tourist shop in D.C., next, time put a little thought into will ya?
3) Seems our new president can't get off his lazy butt and hold a proper news conference (just check out video from any press conference held overseas with say Britain, Germany, France and see that they hold proper news conference);
4) He bows to the King of Saudi Arabia (the United States President doesn't bow to ANYONE);
5) He gives the Queen of England an IPOD with speeches by the president (how conceded is that?);
6) Turns down an invitation for dinner from the French President and his wife. Now, who does that????

It seems our new president doesn't only need history lessons but etiquette ones as well. God help us!