Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Couple of More Things...

Here are a few more things in the ObamaCare bill your representative won't tell you about...

1. Page 132: Basically says that when you file your taxes, the IRS will be aware if you are in a "qualified plan" or not. If said plan you are in doesn't meet thier standards, not only will you have to pay a substantial penalty, but the IRS will randomly assign you to a plan! That's right, THE IRS WILL BE DECIDING YOUR HEALTH PLAN FOR YOU!! How's that hope and change working out for you?

2. This plan will provide incentives to move new physicians in training away from specialty and into primary care. And while this may sound like a good idea since we have been told that there aren't enough primary care doctors, it is being done strictly as a cost savings ploy. Ask yourself a question, if your life depended on a proper diagnosis of a diffuclt to detect condition, would you bet your life that the primary care doctor would find it? And the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that cost estimates legislation such as this, has said that this will drive cost up more as people continue to over utilize the system and will more than offset any savings of preventative care increases. This is exactly correct as that is part of the reason why healthcare is so expensive now--because people will go tot the doctor for every small ailment, pay their copy and think that is where the cost ends.

About 70% of all healthcare spending is on seniors and the bulk of the remainder is on very sick people. So increasing routine care spending on millions of more citizens can only lead to rationing and/or skyrocketing taxes to pay for it and it is therefore unsustainable. A recent poll shows 80% of Americans are satisfied with the insurance and healthcare they have now.

LET ME TELL REMIND EVERYONE OF SOMETHING--THIS ANGER AND PASSION BEING SEEN AT TOWN HALL MEETINGS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY IS NOT JUST ABOUT HEALTHCARE! It is the final straw that broke the camel's back. The continued and incremental eroding of our liberty in exchange for some false government security is what citizens are reacting to. The other straws included TARP, TARP 2, Stimulus, Cash For Clunkers, Obama Motors, Cap and Trade (which is coming next), and every other over reaching of the federal bureacracy this has driven us to debt that right now tops $12 Trillion dollars--not including unfunded mandates in Medicare and Social Security. $12Trillion, that's $12,000,000,000,000 and counting. Progressive policies will enslave future generations into debt they can NEVER pay back. WE ARE SICK OF IT! WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!


  1. Then how do you explain the debt that Bush put us in even after we had a surplus when he came to office! I think you have too much time on your hands....

  2. You libs are so funny! You are obsessed with hating George Bush and blaming him for everything.
    First of all, I do blame Bush for much of the trouble we are in. True Conservatives like me did not support much of what he did. Most notable the largest expansion of a social program ever with the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill and the TARP spending last fall. He and the big government Republicans opened the door for the onslaught of debt we are facing now under Democrats and Obama. And if you have read my older postings you would know how I feel about that. ALL politicians that supported ANY of these plans ae culpable-including GWB. This is not about party. I, like many, are Conservatives FIRST and Republican a DISTANT second at best--again if you read my older postings you would know that dummy! So quit making it about that---it is simply a distraction from the real issues which of course you have no answer to.

    And Barack Obama has now been President for 7 months and Democrats have been in control for 3 years-this is THEIR debt and budget and Obama tries to deflect this back to Bush but HE was in the Senate prior to this year and voted for all these spending bills so please do not try to tell me that he is also not responsible for our problems--he is and is accelerating them now!

  3. So what do you think of the change - getting rid of the government option?

  4. It's a crock and if you believe that, then I have a bridge in my backyard to sell you. Here's why:

    1. It hasn't happened yet! It's called a "trial balloon" in the political world!

    2. Liberal activists and the Liberal Congressional caucus--especially in the House have said this is unacceptable and they wield enough power to push it back in. They have been screaming about it since the weekend!

    3. Secretary of State (and proud baby killer supporter) Kathleen Sebelius is the one who floated that idea over the weekend on the mainstream media outlets. The White House quickly recanted that idea and said all options are still on the table.

    4. The latest spin is that we would have "co-ops" instead of a government option. This is just a play on words and will ultimately lead to the same thing! Co-ops are FEDERALLY RUN AND FUNDED! It IS a public "option"...

    5. Even if by miracle this is dropped, it would just added back down the road when no one is paying attention or slipped into another non-related bill...

    The whole reason this is happening at all is because Americans ae much more unified behind opposing this nonsense like never before. The more Obama talks about it, the less people like it and we will continue to tell the real story of thier spin and lies about what is truly in this bill.

    And finally, and again, this is not and has never been about healthcare---this is about usurping power they do not have in the Constitution and is the ultimate power and money grab for liberals and Statists (thanks Mark Levin!). It is the Holy Grail of liberalism and Marxists. Do not argue the dollars and cents on this! It is about stealing the ultimate freedoms and liberties we enjoy and turning them over to BO and the gang for a false sense of security and promises that can NEVER be kept.

    Aren't you glad you asked? Thanks for reading!