Sunday, September 27, 2009


The liberal left continues its assault on capitalism with their propaganda that individual prosperity is the direct result/cause of the poor and disadvantaged brought about by an unfavorable condition or circumstance. Basing their ideology on the premise that prosperity promotes greed, (and promoting this as a human defect), by their reasoning, we should feel guilty and show remorse for having the propensity to be successful or prosperous, (see “The Story of Stuff”) The current economic conditions are ripe for a takeover of the debate that it is the government’s responsibility to provide for our needs and aspirations to protect the needy. At this point, the Democrat’s class warfare is gaining steam. Every argument is based on fear and crisis supplanted by unknown facts and distortions. By promoting the rhetorical scare tactics, such as “a global warming crisis”,”economic crisis”, and now the “healthcare crisis, the “progressive left” furthers their vindictive mentality of entitlement verses individual responsibility. A free society will not survive when its government has autocratical control over individual choice.


Not only has this crisis rhetoric taken over the discussion, now your government will implement policy with the threat of fines and imprisonment:

Via Politico--- “Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."

As Richard Conley brilliantly said just a month ago:

"And now the Democrats’ contrived crisis awaits: health care. Madison’s warning in Federalist 63 takes on a particularly eerie prescience “... there are particular moments in public affairs when the people ... misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn.”

Health care “reform” is about to be imposed from above on a skeptical public. No one is theoretically exempt from paying the tab, as key Obama advisers have now made public. Gazing with envy across the Atlantic to the burgeoning welfare systems and “nanny states” of Europe, Democrats are oblivious to those countries’ stagnant economic growth and structural double-digit unemployment, which stem from inept government intervention in the private sector, state-controlled health care and insufferable taxation."

I would make the suggestion that if this government and our President intends to impose fines and jail sentences for those who cannot afford, or chose not to purchase health insurance--by injecting illegal social policy—then the Supreme Court should bring down the full weight of their authority under our constitution that protects us from an overbearing or tyrannical government. This is not communist China Mr. Obama, where policy is written with the threat of imprisonment. I like the idea of a government like Honduras, where its Supreme Court can throw its president out of power when he attempts to circumvent its constitution. Fortunately, we have a recurrent electoral process that is supposed to correct this condemnation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Time For Our President To Rise Above This Racial Discourse

The “smoking gun” or the 800 lb. gorilla in the room is that even the president or liberal democrats in every city across the country could not ignore a million plus marching down the streets of D.C. last weekend. Not even the "radical behavior", that the mainstream media selectively sought out can compare with the majority of protesters still frying over this new debt that has more than tripled since the left took control in '06. Hard to believe that it's already been three years since this spending spree began. Couple that with corruption scandals like Acorn pimping another country's children and the sudden interest in the president’s Czars, it's a small wonder the president’s 29 speeches on healthcare are tasting like a watered down cocktail. If the Democrats had any common sense, they would lick there wounds and try to salvage what's left of poor policy decisions that could most likely end the House and Senate control in one full swoop. The Republican Party can thank Ms. Pelosi for setting the table, starting with an omnibus bill fraught with the smell of pork right up to the present legislation where trillions in national debt doesn’t seem to be enough to satisfy these piglets gorging on your tax dollars. While the mainstream media makes a feeble attempt to ignore the wide spread corruption of Acorn, (or as Norah O’Donnell puts it, “entrapment designed to embarrass the president”), the most embarrassing discourse that is coming from the left---and being condoned by a silent President---is the cry that any dissent against the policies enacted is directly related to the color of our President’s skin. The New York Times domestic diva, Maureen Dowd, even suggested that she heard “you lie, boy” when Joe Wilson “broke the decorum” in Obama’s address to Congress. (Note to Ms. Dowd: Joe Wilson’s four sons all joined the military to preserve and protect your right to make these asinine statements without the threat of regression.) Some are suggesting that the President himself is setting back race-relations in this country decades by allowing these ridiculous accusations to be spread by the media and his own subordinates. This tactic was also used effectively during Obama’s campaign run to silence his critics or subvert the vetting process.

How much longer the general voting public will put up with this disgusting charade that “we can’t deal with the president’s agenda because of the color of his skin” is not only wearing thin, the left is basically running out of legitimate arguments to sustain their mission to place this nation in generational debt. The folks in the tea parties did not march on Washington to discuss the skin color of our president, and the president knows this. If he really means to show that his campaign promise of bi-partisan unity is not another slogan void of substance or human dignity, Mr. Obama needs to step up to the plate and put an end to these “calls of racism” to every challenge in his agenda. By his own silence on this issue, he is admitting to the public that they are ignorant and tolerant of this repulsive abomination. This American society, for the most part, has risen above, and looked past the color of a citizen’s skin. It is beneath the office of the President to use this as a tool for any purpose to deny its citizens their constitutional right of redress of grievances. How our President rises above this in the days ahead will shape the character of this office in the 21st century----or, it could set us all back decades. This is not a choice, Mr. President----this is your responsibility to your country and our children that are watching this unfold. Anything less is a complicit admission that you condone these despicable acts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Who's The Liar?

Last night, in a burst of frustration, one congressman shouted "you lie" during president Obama's speech to the joint session of congress. The president had just finished admonishing "high ranking political officials" of spreading false information contained in the health care bill. With the assistance of Sarah Palin, death panels took center stage last week. While Palin did not mean that death panels were not written into the bill specifically, the fact remains that there is legislation in the bill that will require (at taxpayers expense), doctors to consult patients with end of life decisions and choices in the event that the patient may seek alternatives to expensive procedures that drive up health care cost.

President Obama's rhetoric rose to a fever pitch while Republicans sat there in silence listening to the president make claims that Bush and the Republican Party had failed to supply efforts to reform the health care system. Does anyone know that the last time Obama called any Republican to the White House for consultation or input was last April? When Obama finally made the claim that no illegal immigrants would be afforded assistance under his bill, Congressman Wilson shouted "liar". The facts are that if no legislation is written into the bill that forbids undocumented "citizens" from receiving federal assistance, illegal aliens WILL receive these benefits. To date, there is nothing in the bill that specifically states what residents of this nation are to receive assistance.

The Republican Party has submitted plenty of amendments and substitutes to the Democrats and Obama's legislation, (which is still only coming out in bits and pieces that requires legal experts to decipher). The House's version of the bill still has a public option written into the bill that is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. National polls do not favor a government run health care system that will threaten a majority of Americans that currently have and are happy with their health care policies. With the current debts and deficits this nation is facing, many are questioning the cost of a program that will run over a trillion dollars and come under the ultimate control of another failed entitlement run by bureaucrats in Washington. We, (American citizens), already see Social Security and Medicare heading into red figures in the near future with no offer of reform from the Democratic Party. President Obama claimed last night that "now is the season for action", and the mainstream media is fawning over his passion and commitment to passing a bill that effects one sixth of our economy. Most of our left wing news media is also calling Mr. Wilson a "heckler" who has brought shame to the institution. But many commenters on the conservative blogs are asking the simple question---why only Joe Wilson?

What President Obama did last night was throw hardballs in challenging Republicans to participate in this nightmare legislation that is fraught with the dreams of controlling a health care industry that no other nation in the world can compare with when it comes to providing quality, quantity, and in a timely manner. In the history of this nation, no government program has EVER provided sufficiently any service that private enterprise could not do better, more efficiently, and competitively. While Obama threw hardballs, only one man stood up to the plate and said no----you liar. While the forum may not have been appropriate, the Republican Party better seize on the public opinion across this nation that are also "stepping up to the plate" and calling Obama's plan what it is----a deceptive plan to make your health care come under direct control of YOUR GOVERNMENT. While the balance of the Republican Party have chosen to remain silent with the rest of the Washington elite in not challenging the presidents rhetorical fabrications, Joe Wilson chose to "take a swing" at this crap. If the GOP chooses to "sit on the bench" silently, they may also find themselves completely out of the game when 2010 comes around with a strong message from their constituents----lead, follow, or get out of the way! At least Joe Wilson stepped up to the plate and called it like he saw it-----a pack of lies.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Steny Hoyer: "The fact of the matter is, though," he added, a moment later, "that on this bill, we have said, a) it will be paid for. It will be paid for. And if it’s not paid for, I’m not going to vote for it.”

Who ever said a Democrat couldn't see a fiscal crisis coming down the road never met Steny Hoyer (apparently). Hoyer says no way, no how. And while you may hear a comment like this from staff occasionally, it's rarely this large coming from number two in the House. If Mr. Hoyer is serious, more power to him.

Waldorf, Md., ( – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) told a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that the health care reform legislation under consideration in Congress will not increase taxes or deficit spending, and must be paid for or he won't vote for it.

A participant at the town hall meeting that was held in Waldorf, Md., asked Hoyer if he believed the health care bill would cause a "tax increase or an increase to the deficit?"

"Neither," Hoyer replied.

"The fact of the matter is, though," he added, a moment later, "that on this bill, we have said, a) it will be paid for. It will be paid for. And if it’s not paid for, I’m not going to vote for it.” link
Mr. Hoyer's statement puts the brakes on a soured nationalized option that would put this nation further in debt. Can a main stream media, that's looked the other way for months just ignore Hoyer's remarks or his profound intentions? Further, can Nancy Pelosi and her far left constituents come to the same realization that universal health care, written in its current form, is a political and financial train wreck.

Update: It looks like AP and Mz. Huffington's site has got this one wrong, (again). While AP writes on the same town hall meeting, both AP and Huffpo fail to report Hoyers "proclaimation".

Sep 1, 2009 ... WALDORF, Md. — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told cheering and jeering constituents Tuesday he still supports a public health insurance ...

.........what a difference a daaaaaaay makes.