Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Capitol Hill,
All the Senators were stirring, for a vote on the health care bill.
Harry Reid was strung by President Obama with care,
In hopes all of the bribes will continue to be there.

The Democrats and Independents were all snug in their seats,
While visions of a government takeover danced within reach.
And Obama in his white house, and Pelosi with her fake smile,
Were just getting started being giddy like a spoiled little child.

When out on the white house lawn there wasn’t such a clatter,
Because the mainstream media did not seem to matter.
Soon out the window our freedoms and liberties flash,
Not listening to the people and spending too much cash.

“I have done nothing this year,” Obama says to himself,
As he looks at the Nobel Peace Prize high on his shelf.
“This health care reform will help me and you,
Just as long as I don’t have to go on it too!”

The Democrats are anxious just to get something done,
But they can’t seem to stand together as one.
Harry Reid has his bull whip, his votes on the line,
“We must end this crisis! We are running out of time!”

Why such a rush to shove this down our throats now?
When it doesn’t even kick in three years from now!
They have no problem with raising taxes and implementing fines,
But again, “We must end this crisis! We’ve run out of time!”

Logic is missing and common sense is gone,
No one wants to admit that this nonsense is wrong.
Socialized medicine and health care for all!
Unless you are under age 65, death comes to us all.

They say this health care reform bill will save money and lives,
But all it will do is send the economy in a deeper nose dive!
This bill will force you to buy health insurance or pay a big fine,
So much for promises and President Obama not taxing a dime.

“Now Landrieu, now Dorgan, now Lieberman and Nelson!
Now Harkin, now Wyden, now Dodd and Levin!
All “sell outs” to their country, confident they won’t take the fall,
Now cash away! Cash away! Health care for all!

So this Christmas Eve, give thanks to your Heavenly Lord,
And remember that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Make your voice heard! Stand up and fight!
A trillion dollar Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Authors: Evan Scoresby and Jedediah Terry


The Patriotic Retirement Act

Dear Mr. President,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the "Patriotic Retirement Plan."

There are about 40 million people over [age] 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
  1. They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - unemployment fixed.
  2. They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered - auto industry fixed.
  3. They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - housing crisis fixed.
It can't get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of Congress [and federal postal workers] pay their taxes.

Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll be both programs would be fixed pronto!

Source: St. Petersburg, FL Times, The Business Section


Oath of Office

The Constitution contains an oath of office only for the president. For other government officials, including members of Congress, the document specifies only that they "shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support the Constitution."

The First Congress, in 1789, reworked this requirement into a simple fourteen-word oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States."

At the beginning of the Civil War, Congress expanded the oath. That text is the earliest direct predecessor of the current oath. Then, in August 1862, a section was added, known as the "Ironclad Test Oath."

It required all civil servants and military officers to swear not only to future loyalty, as required by the existing oath, but also to affirm that they had never previously engaged in criminal or disloyal conduct. Those failing to take the 1862 Test Oath would not receive a salary. Ironically, Congress did not extend coverage of the Ironclad Test Oath to its own members.

In 1884, two decades after the Civil War ended, Congress quietly repealed the Test Oath section, leaving intact what is today's current affirmation of constitutional allegiance:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

You would think that in order to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" that you would need to know and understand the Constitution right?

When asked where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that the government can mandate that everyone have health insurance:

Mary Landrieu (D-LA) - "Well, we're very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I'll let them answer that." By the way, if you don't know who Mary Landrieu is...she was on the fence with the health care reform bill until she found out that in it contained a $300 million "bribe" for her state. (Source: Glenn Beck - Unconstitutional Care segment, 12/14/2009)

James Clyburn (D-SC) - "There's nothing in the Constitution that says the Federal Government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." (Source: Brian and the Judge 9/8/2009)

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, Speaker of the House) - "Are you serious? Are you serious?" (Source: cbsnews.com 10/22/09)

Mary passes off the question to the lawyers. James freely admits that it's unconstitutional. And the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is flabbergasted that the question was even asked!

It's not about health care reform of helping those who don't have health insurance. It's about putting an infrastructure in place that allows the government to seize more control over our lives.



Cut and Expand

The U.S. Senate has been debating the health care reform bill the past couple of weeks. During this time it was voted that Medicare funding would be cut by $400 billion. On another subject, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has said, "We've overcome a real problem that we had," announcing what he called a "broad agreement" Tuesday night.

That agreement...the new government run health care option is dead. Off the table. Dead. Iced. No longer exisits. Instead they've decided to expand an already existing government run health care plan - Medicare. This plan will open Medicare benefits to uninsured Americans from age 65 to age 55 starting in 2011.

Didn't they just vote to cut Medicare funding and now they want to expand eligibility coverage?

"60 Minutes" did an exposé on Sunday October 25, 2009 on Medicare fraud. Presented by CBS's Steve Kroft outlines facts and figures that are unsettling on how the system gets milked for an estimated $60 billion per year! Read summary here.

By the way, isn't Medicare bankrupt? Or about to be? Hmmm, let's cut funding and then expand it! That makes perfect sense! (Can you sense my sarcasm?) Fraud will double. Taxes will surge. Benefits and quality of care will drop. How can they not see this? How do members of Congress who are for this expect to remain in office? I am tempted to move to another state where the congressmen are for this just to help vote them out of office next year!
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