Archive for March, 2010

Here it comes… who didn’t realize that taxes would be a result of the horrendous health care law they recently passed?  Tax paying citizens can only pay so much before their budget is spread so thin that it snaps… that snap is on the horizon, while the state is currently solvent this fact will become mute as million dollar burdens are hoisted on the backs of Hoosiers.  And Pete Visclosky, the pay-to-play transient resident from Indiana can take the blame for his part in all this.

INDIANAPOLIS | While the most costly provisions of federal health reform won’t take effect until 2014, state officials determined Indiana’s budget will pay a price starting this summer.

That’s because the new health law takes money from prescription drug rebates currently paid to state Medicaid programs and redirects those funds to the federal government.

As a result, Indiana will lose $25 million during the 2011 budget year, which begins in July, and as much as $400 million during the next decade, said Anne W. Murphy, secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.  (emphasis mine)

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I’ve already commented on Pelosi’s arrogant statement regarding the content of the health care bill after it is passed (here).   The American public was correct, when 80% of the people said that Congress doesn’t know what’s in the bill.  After all the hoopla and champagne sipping, it is now being reported that major aspects which the White House triumphed as being cornerstones to the bill are not there.  <gasp>  I know.. what they were wrong?  Didn’t they read the bill?  This should come as no surprise to anyone watching these keystone cops.

Washington— Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.

Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.

Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday.

However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now. For example, if a child has asthma, the insurance company cannot write a policy that excludes that condition from coverage. The new safeguard will be in place later this year.

Full protection for children would not come until 2014, said Kate Cyrul, a spokeswoman for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, another panel that authored the legislation. That’s the same year when insurance companies could no longer deny coverage to any person on account of health problems.

Obama’s public statements have conveyed the impression that the new protections for kids were more sweeping and straightforward.

“This is a patient’s bill of rights on steroids,” the president said Friday at George Mason University in Virginia. “Starting this year, thousands of uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions will be able to purchase health insurance, some for the very first time. Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.”

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Bayh Starts to Spend War Chest

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2010

From The Hill:

Retiring Sen. Evan Bayh has donated $1 million to help elect Rep. Brad Ellsworth, who is running to succeed him.

Bayh (D-Ind.), who announced in February he won’t run for re-election this fall after amassing a $13 million re-election fund, described the donation as an attempt to help Ellsworth win his seat.

“This is a million dollar vote of confidence in Brad Ellsworth and Indiana Democrats,” Bayh said in a statement released by the Indiana Democratic Party. “Though I am leaving the Senate at the end of my term, I am determined to help Brad Ellsworth and the 2010 Democratic ticket with the financial resources they need to run a successful campaign.”

Anyone really surprised at this move?  Read the entire article at the link above.

Throughout this debate, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has been a clear strong voice about fiscal responsibility and the imapct this law will have on the American people.

“Largest entitlement we have ever had in the history of this country.. at a time we can’t afford the entitlements we have right now.”

Climate Change Legislation on the Horizon

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2010

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama’s allies in Congress are setting their sights on climate change — but some on both sides are already crying foul.Environmentalists hope Obama will seize on new political momentum to push forward climate legislation, though some observers question whether he would seek another divisive vote as November congressional elections approach.

Senator John Kerry, who has spearheaded climate legislation, said that White House officials can now “pour their energy and attention” into the issue after Sunday’s down-to-the-wire vote on expanding health care coverage.

“In the wake of health care’s passage, we have a strong case to make that this can be the next breakthrough legislative fight,” the Massachusetts Democrat argued. “Climate legislation is the single best opportunity we have to create jobs, reduce pollution and stop sending billions overseas for foreign oil from countries that would do us harm,” Kerry said.

“If we sell those arguments we’ve got a winning issue on jobs, on security and on public health. This can happen.”

For anyone who has followed the cap and trade debate this should come as no surprise.  As previously written on this blog, the supporters of Cap and Trade will attempt to cite job creation as an overwhelming support factor for the passage, the truth is Spain (which has been touted as the a model for the United States law) has lost 2.2 jobs for each new “green” job created.  (see here) What piqued my interest was the emphasis on security in Kerry’s statement.  And this is why…

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Update: After the Event at End

Hello Patriots,

We are pleased to host a question and answer period for Rob Pastore.

Congressional Candidate Rob Pastore welcomes the opportunity to meet with constituents to discuss your concerns as patriots. Rob is running in the U.S. House of Representatives, District 01, in the May 4th primary on the Republican ballot and then will face Pete Visclosky in the November general elections.  The same Pete Visclosky who ignored the voice of his constituents and voted in favor of the House health care bill on Sunday evening.

Leave your index cards at home.

This will be an open forum; allowing the individuals who attend this gathering the opportunity to present their concerns and be part of the discussion. Rob looks forward to this gathering and interaction with constituents on the issues facing the 1st Congressional District and the direction of our country.

Congressional Candidate Rob Pastore website:

http://www.robpastore….

Meeting date: Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Time: 1:30pm to +/- 3:00pm
Location: Valparaiso Library
103 Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, Indiana
46383-4820

Parking is available on the street and in gated lots to the West and North of the library building. The library lots are small. Look to park on the street or in a parking lot nearby. Many of the nearby lots have free 2 hour parking.

Be an active participant in our republic and learn about the leaders who will represent you in Washington.

See you there!

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I think this began the transforming of the country the way the president had promised. This is what he ran on.” And if that transformation is socialism, then so be it, he explained. That is what the American public “overwhelmingly” voted for.

There you have it.. SOCIALISM.

The truth is often presented during unexpected times.  Without warning it slaps us and shatters the beliefs we hold.  During these times, we cling to denial as a comfort yet it only temporarily shields us from the truths we intrinsically know.

The chains of slavery, the loss of freedom as this administration systematically and with purpose takes control of every aspect of our lives.  This administration believes they must  infantilize us and be the patriarchal father, all knowing.. all supreme.  As children we have no option to state opinion on our own lives, oh no, they know what is best for us.

But WE refuse this label you place on us. WE do not need their care taking and soiled condescension.  It reeks of tyranny.

WE  have tasted, breathed and lived FREEDOM.  With this knowledge, WE decide our own future, with each decision and at each turn. WE are determined to fight this blatant and offensive  assault to our autonomy and lives.  WE also know that this is only the start of their egoistical agenda to control us.

BUT…

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
—C. S. Lewis, 1953

WE-THE-PEOPLE control our lives. We believe in the United States and the fundamental brilliance of the Constitution.  WE-THE-PEOPLE will fight tyranny.  WE will prevail.

Honor

Posted by courage On March - 21 - 2010

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Nothing more need be said…