Archive for March, 2010

Judge Andrew Napolitano On Health Care and Freedom

Posted by courage On March - 8 - 2010

H/T Gene

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“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom it its maximum hour of danger.  You are that generation, this is your role, now is that time freedom must be defended from every assailant..”

There are times in the course of human events where you can stand on the sidelines.. relishing the comfort and ease of existence or  stand and fight for the principles which make this country great, the choice is yours.  Do you stand idly by and watch or do you take a stand?

I challenge you to take a stand, today and every day until a vote on the health care bill currently in Congress is taken, contact your Representative.. call or email.. Let them hear the voice of FREEDOM.

Quick Observation.. Manipulation Through Imagery

Posted by courage On March - 4 - 2010

Am I the only one to notice this overly staged appearance by the President?

Obama flanked by a sea of white lab coats, which eludes to the misconception  that doctors support the legislation.  This flies in the face of the survey done by Investor’s Business Daily last year with doctors.  (here)

A brief look at this survey shows…

– 45% of doctors polled said they would consider leaving their practice or retiring early if the proposed health care bill was to pass

– 65% or 2 out of 3 practicing physicians polled say they oppose the plan

– 72% of doctors polled disagree with the administration’s claim that the government can cover 47 million more Americans with better quality care and at a lower cost.

All show and no substance with the imposer-in-chief.

One additional thing I noticed with this circus.. purple tie.  Purple the color of SEIU, coincidence?  Hardly.. this is a call out to his main constituents which he pledged to help in “painting the country purple.”

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Anytime Obama speaks there are numerous subliminal messages carried in the speeches, all centered on  galvanizing his base.   He used these methods during the campaign to enthrall the masses and continues to attempt to manipulate through their use.  Things we should all pay attention to and make others aware of.. Coincidences are not always happenstance and in the case of this President they are often orchestrated.

November can’t come soon enough!

Ethical Void in the White House

Posted by courage On March - 4 - 2010

Politicians are fickle… one day they are against particular legislation, the next day they have some epitome from backroom arm twisting or outright bribes and are now in favor of the legislation.

Yet there is fundamental ideology which regardless of the issue should remain intact.  Notice I say “should,” because these  core beliefs are the basic tenets which create the fabric of our ethics.  These codes of behavior, how we transverse through the world display the character we embrace as an individual.  When one swings from one extreme to the next.. they are ethically void, lacking of any compass which offers indications as to their character or trustworthiness in dealing with others.

They will say anything  which allows them to move closer to their hidden agenda.  The only truth they know is a fleeting utterance which morphs as they continually sway, speaking in sound bits and never facing the consequences of the words which betray the people they claim to support.

Word of the day RECONCILIATION…

Health care legislation presently in Congress will fundamentally alter any previous understanding we have of our health care needs.  The tactic being suggested by Democrats with of using reconciliation with a 50 + 1 vote in the Senate was never intended for legislation of this magnitude.  Even Senator Byrd (D), one of the original authors of the parliamentary procudure of reconciliation, has publicly stated that the procedure was “never meant” for this type of sweeping legislation.

So I find myself going back.. is there an ethically void in the White House?

Lawmakers Keeps Change.. Per Diems

Posted by courage On March - 4 - 2010

From the Wall Street Journal:

When lawmakers travel overseas on official business they are given up to $250 a day in taxpayer funds to cover meals and expenses. Congressional rules say they must return any leftover cash to the government.

They usually don’t.

Why should they, it’s not their money?  Just look at some of the entitlement these jokers work from as a frame of reference…

“If that was the policy, you could never get many members traveling,” said Rep. Solomon Ortiz, a Texas Democrat. Mr. Ortiz said he had never returned any money.

Here’s a great idea, maybe these elected officials should just stay home and work their job?

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During the bi-partisan health care summit at the White House, President Obama made the following anecdote:

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When I was young, just got out of college, I had to buy auto insurance. I had a beat-up old car. And I won’t name the name of the insurance company, but there was a company — let’s call it Acme Insurance in Illinois. And I was paying my premiums every month. After about six months I got rear-ended and I called up Acme and said, I’d like to see if I can get my car repaired, and they laughed at me over the phone because really this was set up not to actually provide insurance; what it was set up was to meet the legal requirements. But it really wasn’t serious insurance.

Now, it’s one thing if you’ve got an old beat-up car that you can’t get fixed. It’s another thing if your kid is sick, or you’ve got breast cancer.

Does Obama not know the difference between the minimum legal requirement of liability insurance and comprehensive coverage?  This becomes a tale of twisted logic and a vivid display of how politicians use stories which sound relevant yet have no correlation based in fact.  Yes, Mr. President not all insurance coverage is equal; understanding exactly what is covered in a policy you purchase is important.  What you cannot do though is purchase a policy and expect it to be something different when you need to make a claim on the policy.  You had a “beat-up old car” which you purchased liability coverage on to meet the minimum legal requirements. Liability insurance covers the damage a policy holder may do to  another person’s car in an accident.  This “beat-up car” did not have comprehensive or collision coverage, which would have covered the damage done to your car. When you buy an auto insurance policy they explain what is covered and most understand this.. one would think that a Harvard grad would understand this basic difference in coverage.  They laughed at you because you were attempting to get full coverage after the fact.  In fact you should have contacted the insurance company of the driver who rear-ended you because their liability insurance would have probably covered your car’s damage.

What Obama failed to understand is exactly what Americans do in fact understand.. what a particular policy means, covers and costs.  Patriots understand the health care boondoggle playing out in Washington will ration care through regulatory panels of disconnected bureaucrats, it will fundamentally change the way decisions are made by doctors and it will further push the federal deficit in to the red.

If this most basic understanding of insurance policies is an indication of your understanding of how insurance works… we are in big trouble.