Behind the Scenes on Obamacare

I want to make sure that you understand this...Obama has "always been a proponent of a single-payer univeral health care system in America"...he's telling everyone that if you already have health care and your happy with it you can keep it, but if you don't like it or don't have anything we can offer a public option and give more choices. This may be the way it is at the beginning, but the end goal is to wipe out the private insurance industry so there will only be one option...the single-payer option.

Don't be fooled. Obama is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. He'll say anything to get what he wants, but I do have hope. America is starting to wake up and realizing that this is bad news. During the August break for Congress, I encourage you to call, write, email your representatives and let your voice be heard that you're against a government run health care option. HELP ME STOP OBAMACARE!


Out of Control Government Spending

"All parts of government are growing," especially the federal budget, argues Heritage Foundation economist Brian Reidl in a new Heritage report on runaway government spending.

Reidl explains that bailouts, the “stimulus” package, and expansions of entitlement programs have caused federal spending to increase at a pace not seen since World War II.

Here are some alarming statistics Riedl dug up:
  • $4.004 trillion -- federal government spending in 2009, a record.
  • $1.845 trillion -- federal spending beyond its means in 2009, the deficit.
  • $33,932 -- federal spending per household in 2009.
  • $25,969 -- federal spending per household in 2008.
  • $12,072 -- tax increases required per household to pay for runaway spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security by 2050. (Alternatively, we could reform the programs.)
  • 46 cents -- amount of every dollar Washington spends in 2009 that will be borrowed.
  • 32 percent -- increase in federal spending 2008-2009
  • 13 percent -- amount of the 2009 budget deficit relative to America's economic output. This is double the previous record
President Obama has repeatedly excused the government's spending spree as a necessary, but temporary, consequence of an inherited problem. The trouble is, as Riedl notes, that this spending is far from temporary: the President's 2010 budget would "replace this temporary spending with new permanent programs."

The President's budget proposal would create annual deficits of just under $1 trillion over the next 10 years, which is double the pre-recession deficit. And this lofty figure doesn't even include the President's costly public health care plan, which Riedl says "just digs the nation's financial hole deeper."

Earlier this year, the President patted his administration on the back for saving a paltry $100 million. But there are real savings available: Riedl highlights the Congressional Budget Office's "Budget Options" book, which identifies $140 billion in potential spending cuts.

-- Amanda Reinecker, Heritage Foundation


"Don't Pass Bills You Don't Read"

Yes, it's true. The House of Representative and the Senate have passed bills/legislation that they actually haven't read and fully understood. For example, the recent "cap-and-trade" bill...a 1,200 page document with a 300 page amendment included by Democrats at 3am the day of the House vote. It passed by a 219-212 margin. I'm sorry, but there no way that each member of the House was able to read the full bill with amendment.

Freshman Congressman, Jason Chaffetz, representing the third district in Utah, wrote a commentary on CNN.com titled "Don't Pass Bills You Don't Read". The more I learn about Jason Chaffetz and where he stands on key issues, the more I am impressed. He seems to have a firm understanding of what the people he represents wants.

I'm am very impressed by a bill that Jason Chaffetz has introduced that will save millions of dollars in tax payer money. The 2010 census is coming soon and as it stands now the federal government is planning on hiring 1.4 million ACORN (ACORN!) members to conduct the census. Chaffetz is proposing we use an existing federal entity that already makes daily visits to households in the United States...the United States Post Office. Makes sense right? So do you think it will pass? I have high hopes it will, but most likely the liberal democrats that have their pockets in with ACORN, whom by the way is under investigation for voter fraud, will stop it from even making it to the floor.

Please take the time to read Chaffetz's commentary...



Obama's Press Conference

"Once again the eyes of the nation have turned to this tiny hamlet in western Pennsylvania...blah blah blah" (name that movie) Well, Obama has scheduled his fourth prime time news conference to air tonight at 8pm EST to address the nation on his top priority legislative agenda. Supposedly he will take ten questions from the audience (which will probably be staged like all the other ones).

I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of seeing Obama on t.v. all the time defending his agenda (health care reform, cap and trade, etc.) You'd think that if his agenda was well accepted and would actually work to bring down costs like he says he wouldn't have to defend it all the time. I'll update after Obama blabbers on...

7.23.09 Update: I watched about 30 minutes of the press conference on my DVR last night. Yes only 30 of the 60 minutes...I just got so tired of Obama's rhetoric and blah blah blah blah...I couldn't understand anything that he was saying! Specific answers were not given. It's like were on the campaign trail again and he's just saying the same stuff over and over and over.

Probably the thing I hate most is his urgency of getting this health care reform through as quickly possible and him saying if we don't do this now such and such will happen...using scare tactics...just like he did with the stimulous package that isn't working by the way. SLOW DOWN OBAMA! DON'T YOU DARE TRY AND GET THIS PASSED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WITHOUT HEALTHY DEBATE FROM ALL SIDES! LISTEN TO THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS....SLOW DOWN!

Even though he didn't say it, the reason why he's pushing this so hard and fast is because he knows that the more it is discussed, the more American's know about it, the more they will be against it. It's as simple as that.


Google Searchs = End of Economic Troubles

From the Glenn Beck email newsletter:

"Larry Summers, Obama's top economic advisor, sees some strong evidence that the economy is out of free fall. We apologize if the following has too much financial lingo for the average person to understand, but this is really good news. Summers says the recent decrease in Google searches for 'economic depression' are down to normal levels. Yes, that is correct, and Summers is a 'top' economic advisor. Help Larry understand the economy is not fixed -- Google search 'economic depression' right now."

Seriously, Larry Summers is Obama's "top economic advisor?" Sounds like he doesn't even have a GED...or as my wife would say, "he must have a learning disability."


An Experiment With Socialism

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

It could not be any simpler than that.


Why the Urgency?

***UPDATE*** Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) confirms my theory! He said, "The president and some Democrats insist we must rush this plan through. Why? Because the more Americans know about it, the more they oppose it. Something this important needs to be done right, rather than done quickly."

Just a few minutes ago President Obama gave a short little press conference. It was probably only five minutes or so. The focus: Health care reform. He wanted to make it clear to the American people that some sort of health care reform will happen by the end of this year. He also said that this reform "cannot add to the national deficit...and I mean that." Repeated twice as if the second time would make it true. Obama also discussed the cost and where the money is going to come from to pay for it.

All of this aside, he wanted to make it clear that if we don't get this done as soon as possible we're going to suffer and we'll continue to experience high health care costs and high premiums. Why the sense of urgency? Why is Obama so determined to get this rolled out as soon as possible?

Could it be that if the American people actually knew what it entailed, how much it was going to cost and personally affect them that there'd be no way it would ever pass. He's trying to shove everthing down our throats before we even have a change to chew it. STOP THE MADNESS! Mr. President, are you completely brainless? Are you void of common sense? If you honestly think that your plan will reduce costs and boost the economy, you are sorely mistaken. We the people are coming. One term, if not impeachment is what I give you.


Universal Obamacare Health Care

Barack Obama hasn't kept it a secret that he's for a government run health care system. Currently, he's making it sound like it's a good and empathetic issue that we need to pass...and pass as quickly as we can. Since he's been in office he claims that his health care overhaul will compete with the private insurance industry and will help bring costs and premiums down. He has said essentially that both systems can work together for the greater good.

But is that what he really wants? I think not. In 2003, during a Civil, Human, and Women's Rights Conference he said he is a "proponent of single payer universal health care plan." (i.e. government run health care). Here's the video:

If you can't understand the audio/video, here's the transcript word for word:

“How do we get the federal government to take care of its business? I happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care plan. [applause] And there’s no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14%, 14% of it’s gross national product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what’s Jim’s talking about when he says, ‘everybody in…nobody out.’ A single payer health care plan…a universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know we may not get there immediately. Because first we got to take back the White House, and we got to take back the Senate, and we got to take back the House.”

Obama is currently in a position to do just that. He has taken the White House and democrats rule the Senate and House. Passing a government run health bill will bring the country to it's financial knees. There is no way our economy can sustain a plan to cost over $1 trillion! Help me stop Obamacare and click the picture below and sign the petition! Or go to: http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/


$1 Trillion Budget Deficit

Don't miss this news article...


...and President Obama wants to continue the spending for possibly another stimulous package that won't work and health care reform that will nationalize health care and destroy the private insurance industry...makes sense right? NOT!

What the freak is happening? Where is the common sense? How can Obama urge us to live within our means and not going to debt when he himself and the U.S. Treasury department is doing just the opposite?! Isn't that called being a hypocrite? I'm so glad that we elected the "destroyer of America" into office. Is it 2012 yet?


Questions to Barack Obama

obamaI received a forwarded email from my brother Steve that contained the following post. It is very interesting and some excellent questions to our president Barack Obama that requires a straight forward and honest answer. The email is as follows:

"While I've little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York, Jakarta, and Karachi?

"So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?

"And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York, Jakarta, and Karachi, what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?

"The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.

Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?
A: Yes, by his own admission.

Q: What passport did he travel under?
A: There are only three possibilities.
  1. He traveled with a U.S. Passport
  2. He traveled with a British passport
  3. He traveled with an Indonesia passport
Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?
A: No. It is not possible.

"Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel " list in 1981. Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.

"If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

"Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008.

"Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

"If you don’t care that Your President is not a natural born Citizen and in Violation of the Constitution, then [ignore] this and go into your cocoon.

"If you do care then [copy and paste the text of this post and send an email with it to every person you know]! 'If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.'"


How the "Stimulus" Hurts the Economy

Last February, Congress passed the largest spending bill in history, an $787 billion "stimulus" package that they claimed would kick-start the economy, "create or save 3.5 million jobs" and keep unemployment at or below eight percent.

Shortly before its passage, Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner joined millions of Americans in asking "what will this spending accomplish?" His answer: "Not much."

It's now July, and it is increasingly evident that Feulner was right. Not much has come from the government's spending plan. Not much, that is, aside from skyrocketing unemployment rates and astronomical increases in government debt.

The unemployment rate for the month of June came in at 9.5 percent, following sharp increases each month since the "stimulus" passed. "The stimulus must be judged a failure," writes Heritage economist James Sherk. "Unemployment has risen not only above what the President's advisors predicted would happen if the stimulus passed, but above what they estimated would occur without the stimulus."

In an interview on Sunday with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that the "stimulus" hasn't had the predicted effect on the economy: "The truth is, we and everyone else misread the economy. The figures we worked off in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue chip indexes out there."

Many stimulus proponents attempt to qualify these admissions by arguing that the "stimulus" package is too slow or too small. But the truth remains that massive government spending does not jolt the economy, it stifles it. As one FoxNews reporter explains, "the stimulus made things worse."

The many economic benefits the administration promised with this $800 billion spending plan "remain invisible," writes Sherk. The "recovery" plan is nothing more than what Feulner in February called a "sham 'stimulus.'"

- Amanda Reinecker, The Heritage Foundation


Happy Birthday America!

All of my life I was raised to believe that America was a "choice land" and preserved by the hand of the Lord as a "promised land" where the "truth [and work] of God could go forth boldly, nobly, and independent" to all of His children. I also believe that America is great and remain free as long as her stewards (i.e. citizens) are righteous and remember that God made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms that many of us take advantage of everyday.

The more I study the history of this great country, the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights confirms my beliefs that there is no other way our nation became what it is today but only by the influence and plan of God.

On several occasions Columbus gave credit to the Almighty. In writing to the Spanish leaders, he said, “Our Lord unlocked my mind, sent me upon the sea, and gave me fire for the deed. Who heard of my enterprise, called it foolish, mocked me, and laughed. But who can doubt but that the Holy Ghost inspired me?” During the voyage, after weeks of sailing with no land in sight, mutiny raised its head. Finally Columbus promised the captains of the two other ships that they would turn back if land was not sighted in 48 hours. Then he went to his cabin and in his words “prayed mightily to the Lord.” The next day, October 12, they sighted land. A land of liberty and religious freedom was a necessary ingredient in the plan of God.

The success of the Constitution and other documents came about through men who were raised up by God for this special purpose. A group of fledgling colonies defeating the world’s most powerful nation stemmed from a force greater than man. Where else in the world do we find a group of men together in one place at one time who possessed not to their own abilities that they gave the credit? They acknowledged Almighty God and were certain of the impossibility of their success without their help.

Benjamin Franklin made an appeal for daily prayers in the Constitutional Convention. In that appeal he said, “If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I believe without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the building of Babel.”

U.S. citizens should be familiar with the Constitution's great fundamentals: the separation of powers, the individual guarantees in the Bill of Rights, the structure of federalism, the sovereignty of the people, and the principles of the rule of the law. They should oppose any infringement of these inspired fundamentals.

So as we celebrate this day of Independence let us remember we are fortunate to live in a choice and promised land. It will remain free and blessed as long as its people remember the God who gave them life and this free land. We must remember that the family is the basic unit of a strong society. We are all part of God’s family; and as our Father, he expects us to build strong family unites. It is in the family that the basic morality and righteousness should be taught that will keep America free. Each member of every family plays an important role in America. For several thousand years throughout this land the great fathers and mothers, the noble sons, the patriot sons, the choice daughters have forged America into what we have today.

This is the time for you to be bold enough to stand up for what you believe, to let the world know that God still blesses this great land of America – if we will live righteously, according to that which he has commanded.
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