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, October 8, 2009

Health Care Reform Cost and Medicare Slashing...

Ok all you seniors out there, I hope you are following some of the updates on the health care reform bills working through Congress. You better get on the phone and stay on your Congress person to vote against all these bills or you will be rationed out of existence!
Here are just a few points to remember:
1. Barack Hussein Obama says part of the cost of this bill will be paid for by $500 Billion in Medicare cuts. So how exactly is that going to work especially since Medicare is already broke?? And how will that not lead to deep rationing and dropin benefits. This is what is meant by death panels!
2. Barack Hussein Obama says we will save money by reducing hundreds of billions of dollars in fraud and waste. But the Medicare website itself says that over the entire history of Medicare, only $10 billion of so-called waste has been found. So where are these hundreds of billions of more waste/fraud going to come from??
3. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL for the federal government to compel a private citizen to buy anything from the government with the threat of punishment.
4. The latest CBO estimate on the Senate bill is a 10 year cost of $850 billion or so. This is total B.S. because first of all there is no bill yet--just a mark up. But much more importantly, has there EVER been a government program that only cost what it is was originally estimated?? Answer: NO!! They usually run 3-10x their original cost. You do the math--that means $2.5 -$8.5 TRILLION dollars over 10 years!! Barack Hussein Obama better get on the phone and tell the Chinese to start buying more of our economy and tell Tax Cheat Tim Geithner to crank up the printing press at the Federal Reserve. That is until the dollar totally collapses and is no longer the world reserve currency. Then all those dollars Geithner prints will be only good to line your bird cage with...

1 comment:

  1. and to think, we are only 11 trillion in debt already