And on the other side, here’s what Newt Gingrich, the Republican
former speaker of the House — a man celebrated by many in his party as
an intellectual leader — had to say: If Democrats pass health reform,
“They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered
the Democratic Party for 40 years” by passing civil rights legislation.
argue that Mr. Gingrich is wrong about that: proposals to guarantee
health insurance are often controversial before they go into effect —
Ronald Reagan famously argued that Medicare would mean the end of
American freedom — but always popular once enacted.
No shit. I like birthday presents too. Medicare is popular with those receiving free or nearly free healthcare paid for by the government, which in reality is you and I. Who does not like to be given things, even those which you could afford to buy yourself. And that is the issue with this healthcare reform bill; Who is going to pay for all this largess? You cannot grant large swaths of the population free goodies from the government without eventually taxing the producers to the point that they can no longer support the system. Medicare is going broke and has cost over a trillion dollars. Much more than the $10B originally forecast. If the healthcare reform bill is not seriously tweaked, we will see our economy enter a period in which growth and unemployment looks more like Europe than our traditional rates. And that is not a good thing.
Mark Barabak of the LA Times compares ObamaCare with the Civil Rights Act because we all know that a huge government takeover of our nation's healthcare systems is analogous to ending segregation. It would appear that there are no ends to what Obama supporters...er...the media, will do to rehabilitate the Democrat brand and re-write history as the November elections approach. After healthcare vote, Democrats turn to damage control - latimes.com.
This is a note I sent to my Congressman, David Price of North Carolina, regarding the health care bill. He is a rubber stamp for the Obama Administration and has announced he is voting for the bill. I also called with the same message. I was able to get right through as he has been in the tank for this since the beginning. Note this is a gerrymandered seat that includes the university populations of Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. A monkey could run for Congress in this district and as long as it was a Democrat, be elected.
I request that you publicly ask for an up or down vote on the "Health care Reform" bill. Deem and pass is very possibly unconstitutional and shows no courage. If Democrats believe in the legislation, they should put their names on it.
Second, I would like to ask you to call for a repeal if the cost exceeds $940B and does not reduce the deficit. This includes the ""Doctor Fix". This is a key talking/selling point and you should be willing to admit you are wrong on costs if it exceeds this threshold. Also, why should Seniors in Florida get a better deal on Medicare and Medicare Advantage? I want all the goodies that are being promised to other states and districts to be extended to NC.
I would also like a public announcement of whether you believe an individual mandate is Constitutional and if you are for or against a single-payer system. This legislation will likely end up resulting in just that (Senator Harkin calls this a "Starter Home" for govt. health care) and you should at least be honest with your constituents, even those not in Chapel Hill and Durham.
It is never a good sign of economic recovery that one of the main source
of jobs is the government. The area with the fourth highest projected
job growth is the D.C. area. There is no recession up in Obama land.
Unfortunately, the spending is killing off the private sector recovery.
Like he cares...
4. Washington - Arlington-Alexandria, D.C. & Virginia
New Jobs Outlook: 20%. Largest Employers: Scientific Research, Department of Defense and Homeland Security industries, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of Naval Research and several top university-related research institutes.
Leave it to Eric Holder and his crew of terrorist apologists to risk the lives of our CIA interrogators. This is a story that needs to be told. By the way, notice how the LameStream media that was all over the Valerie Plame nonsense is nowhere to be found on this story? I thought you might. The opening paragraph says it all,
The CIA and Justice Department are fighting over a secret investigation
into a controversial program by legal supporters of Islamist terrorists
held at Guantanamo Bay that involved photographing CIA interrogators and
showing the pictures to prisoners, an effort CIA officials say
threatens the officers' lives...
According to U.S. officials familiar with the issue, the current dispute
involves Justice Department officials who support an effort led by the
American Civil Liberties Union to provide legal aid to military lawyers
for the Guantanamo inmates. CIA counterintelligence officials oppose the
effort and say giving terrorists photographs of interrogators has
exposed CIA personnel and their families to possible terrorist attacks.
President Obama stepped in on possibly the slowest news cycle possible to help out his fellow travelers and lackeys at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nothing like giving them more money so they can help cause another financial meltdown. But as long as his friends get rich and Fannie and Freddie function as a slush funds for liberal causes, it's all good. Right?