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The Pelosi “Monstrosity”–1,990 Page Obamacare Bill

It’s finally arrived! Nancy Pelosi’s dream plan for a government-run health care system, all 1,990 pages of it.

Stay tuned as we wade through this monstrosity to find out just exactly how bad we’re going to be screwed over by this government takeover of our life and death decisions.  The previously released version, HR 3200, was only 1,100 pages and most of our elected officials couldn’t find the time to read that bill.  There’s little doubt they’ll find time in their schedules to read Pelosi’s bill that’s almost twice as long!

So once again, it will be up to us to point out the deficiencies in their plan for our future!

We do know for certain it contains the dreaded “public option” that is certain to run private insurance plans out of the market, but we’ll have to explore the details to see just how bad it’s going to be.

Some good news though…it appears Democrats in the Senate and House differ on approaches to pay the nearly $1 trillion cost of the bill.  We’re also hearing some Democrats from more conservative districts promising not to vote for any bill with a government-run insurance plan.  Hopefully that will help stall the bill’s progression through Congress long enough for its problems to be exposed.

In the coming days, look for more details of the Democrats’ plan to increase government control of our health care system!

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Nobel Prize for Economics

by Rich Galen on Townhall.com

How much do Members of the U.S. House and Senate make? Are they suffering as are regular people? Do they feel the pain of tax increases and new regulations?

In reverse order: No. No. And $174,000 per year.

In addition Members of Congress get a tax break on their housing, have health care completely paid for by you and me, and have a pretty good retirement system although the other benefits are so good you can’t get them to retire much before their 113th birthday, on average.

That $174,000 is for the rank-and-file, show-up-for-work four-days-a-week members of the House and Senate. You want to be really aggravated? The Speaker of the House, who happens to be Nancy Pelosi, and who happens to be one of the wealthiest members of Congress, makes $223,500.

And she gets to fly home on an Air Force jet which the rank-and-file, show-up-for-work four-days-a-week members of the House and Senate do not get to do.

I do not mention this because I am particularly angry with Members of the House and Senate – at least not any more than usual. I mention all this because of California.

The California fiscal year ended at midnight last night, June 30. They ain’t got no money.

California – the state which is held in such high regard by the Obama Administration that they just shoved through a global warming bill which is largely based on California standards – is more than in fiscal distress. It is bankrupt. Bust. Broke. Penniless. Insolvent.

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July 2, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Obama | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blago the Belligerent


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Update:  Obama calls again for Blago resignation, says Senate can’t accept appointment


Well, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old friend, old buddy, old pal Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is certainly doing his best to disrupt what was looking to be a smooooth transition to the new administration.

Caught this month with his hand in the cookie jar on the FBI wiretaps swearing like a sailor and seeking to line his pockets soliciting prospects for the President-elect’s vacated Senate seat, today he’s crowing about his duty and responsibility to the people of Illinois in a press conference to appoint another old friend, old buddy, old pal, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

Too bad for him he wasn’t thinking about his duties and responsibilities when the FBI had his phones tapped.  Of course he claims he did nothing wrong as his attorney is seeking to have the evidence collected in the surveillance thrown out on a technicality.  Blago insists a political lynch mob is trying to force him from his job and he’ll fight them “until I take my last breath.”

This lynch mob he references includes the President-elect, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and virtually every other politician who’s made a statement on Blago’s predicament.  Obama has called on the Democratic governor to resign.  Reid says the Senate won’t seat any appointee of Blagojevich.  But the corrupt Democratic governor charged forward in defiance of them and so many others.

Blago stated in his news conference that this could have been appointed had the Illinois legislature called for a special election to fill the seat earlier this month.  But, the Democratic controlled legislature feared the Democratic governor’s criminal activity might have so angered the good people of the Land of Lincoln they would vote for a Republican to fill the seat of Blago’s old buddy, old friend, old pal Obama.

State law requires Blago to set a date for a special election to fill Rahm Emanuel’s vacated House seat.  Why not vote to fill Obama’s seat at the same time?  Rhetorical question.  We all know the answer.  God forbid an honest Republican might be afforded the opportunity to represent the state of Illinois in the Senate!

Maybe, just maybe…if Reid stands tall (which is a big if) and refuses to seat Burris, the Democrats in the Illinois state legislature will decide to do the right thing and give the good people who hail from the home state of Honest Abe the right to fill Obama’s Senate seat in an honest and upfront manner by calling for a special election.


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December 30, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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