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July 14, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Health care reform, ObamaCare, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro, universal health care | Leave a comment
The more disenchanted the media gets with the Messiah that they coronated without proper vetting in 2008, the more the media tries to “catch up” with things the blogosphere knew, and challenged, in 2008.
Remember the narrative that Obama was very upset watching his mother, suffering from ovarian cancer, fight with her insurance company and be “DENIED” coverage. A wonderful narrative for a “Hope and Change” campaign. A great storyline, to add to the others (many also debunked), that would allow the Democrats to cram the unwanted legislation known as “ObamaCare” down the throats of the American public.
It is now being reported that Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro was never denied helath insurance coverage, and particularly, had coverage in her final months. The insurance that Obama’s Mama was denied was, in fact, denied due to her pre-existing conditions, and that coverage was for DISABILITY insurance.
The press asked WH Press Secretary Jay Carney was questioned about this “revelation” today, and the story was NOT refuted by the White House.
So, what other stories will the media now vet, as the campaign gets going into full gear, especially as Obama’s re-election becomes less and less of a “sure thing”?
December 13, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: AG Ken Cuccinelli, Barack Obama, Health care reform, ObamaCare, universal healthcare, Virginia | 3 comments
Round One goes to Virginia and its Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Federal District Court Judge Henry Hudson has ruled, based on the merits of the case, that the individual mandates that lie as the foundation of the ObamaCare legislation are UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
It goes without saying that the Justice Department will appeal this decision, the next step on the way to the Supreme Court. But this ruling also give optimism to the 20+ states who have filed suit together in Florida on similar grounds.
March 12, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Health care reform, ObamaCare, reconciliation, Sen. Robert Byrd | Leave a comment
February 2, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2010, Economy, foreign policy, Health care reform, immigration reform, international affairs, Treasury, unemployment | 6 comments
With the first primary in the “midterm” election cycle underway in the great state of Illinois, with the possibility of the seat once held by the POTUS going Red in November, I am interested in what characteristics, views, issues, etc. that you look for in a candidate. I am interested in the views from all sides as to what would be the ideal candidate that would get your vote.
In wake of the “New Revolution”, White House will decide how to Proceed with ObamaCare, but Halting Reform is Not “An Option”
January 20, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Health care reform, ObamaCare, Scott Brown, universal health care | Leave a comment
David Axelrod, a White House senior advisor, said it’s “not an option” for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress to abandon healthcare reform after roughly a year of formal efforts to craft and pass legislation.
“We will take that into account and then we’ll decide how to move forward,” Axelrod said during an appearance on MSNBC. “But it’s not an option simply to walk away from a problem that’s only going to get worse.”
January 16, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, education, gun control, Health care reform, Martha Coakley, Obama care, Scott Brown | Leave a comment
The Senate race in Massachusetts is in the final days. While Martha Coakley hopes to ride into DC next week on the “Hope and Change” of the Obama White House, and the entitlement of a Democrat to have the seat that until last week was referred to as “Ted Kennedy’s seat, her opponent Scott Brown has boarded a bus and is touring his Massachusetts, meeting the people. Crowds were “fired up” at a rally in Quincy, MA– The “Birthplace of Presidents”, as the birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock.
As Brown tours the state, he will be spreading his conservative message, as indicated in his stand on the ISSUES:
Why I’m Running…
America is a great country but we also have some challenges that we need to solve if we’re going to remain the world’s superpower. The most important of our challenges is getting the U.S. economy moving again. People are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They’re worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren. I want to ensure that we leave them an America that is financially stronger and independent: minus a national debt that we can never repay.
I am a free enterprise advocate who believes that lower taxes can encourage economic growth. Raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy and puts more people out of work. Our economy works best when individuals have more of their income to spend, and businesses have money to invest and add jobs. I have been a fiscal watchdog in the state legislature fighting bigger government, higher taxes and wasteful spending.
Energy and Environment
I support common-sense environment policy that will help to reduce pollution and preserve our precious open spaces. I realize that without action now, future generations will be left to clean up the mess we leave. In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, I support reasonable and appropriate development of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal and improved hydroelectric facilities. I oppose a national cap and trade program because of the higher costs that families and businesses would incur.
I am passionate about improving the quality of our public schools. Accountability and high standards are paramount. I support choice through charter schools, as well as the MCAS exam as a graduation requirement. I have worked to ensure that all children have access to a quality education. I am a strong advocate for the METCO program, which provides lower income students with broader educational opportunities.
I recognize that our strength as a nation is built on the immigrant experience in America. I welcome legal immigration to this country. However, we are also a nation of laws and government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration. Providing driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrant families will act as a magnet in drawing more people here in violation of the law and it will impose new costs on taxpayers. I oppose amnesty, and I believe we ought to strengthen our border enforcement and institute an employment verification system with penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants.
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, I am uniquely aware of the importance and sacrifice of our men and women serving in the military. I have been a vigorous supporter of legislation providing benefits to returning service members, as well as, benefits for the families of those killed in action. I believe we need to recognize the sacrifice of all of our servicemembers by keeping better track of returning military personnel so they get the services they deserve. That includes providing them with first-class medical care and other benefits to which they are entitled. I am known as a leader on veterans’ issues through my work on the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee, the Hidden Wounds of War Commission, and the Governor’s Task Force on Returning Veterans.
I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.
I believe there are some crimes that are so heinous that they deserve capital punishment. Our Government should have the ability to impose the death penalty in cases where it is justified.
While this decision should ultimately be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor, I believe we need to reduce the number of abortions in America. I believe government has the responsibility to regulate in this area and I support parental consent and notification requirements and I oppose partial birth abortion. I also believe there are people of good will on both sides of the issue and we ought to work together to support and promote adoption as an alternative to abortion.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people’s will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives.
I support the bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill and believe that until Ahmadinejad gives up his nuclear ambitions he should be isolated from the rest of the world. With its reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons, Iran represents the biggest threat to Israel. Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Meeting with him confers legitimacy when the only correct response is to treat him as an outcast. A personal meeting with Ahmadinejad, as suggested by my opponent, would embolden him and be used as a propaganda tool to strengthen his position.
NOTE: The voters of Massachusetts are fully cognizant of the fact that this election is to fill the remainder of Ted Kennedy’s term, which ends in 2012. Tuesday’s winner will be up for re-election in 2012. Under that scenario, even left of center voters would be willing to take a chance on a Senator Scott Brown.
December 17, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: BBC, genetic code, Health care reform, Int'l Cancer Genome Consortium, lung cancer, ObamaCare, skin cancer, universal healthcare | 1 comment
Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers – skin and lung – a move they say could revolutionise cancer care.
Not only will the cancer maps pave the way for blood tests to spot tumours far earlier, they will also yield new drug targets, says the Wellcome Trust team.
Scientists around the globe are now working to catalogue all the genes that go wrong in many types of human cancer.
The UK is looking at breast cancer, Japan at liver and India at mouth.
China is studying stomach cancer, and the US is looking at cancers of the brain, ovary and pancreas.
These catalogues are going to change the way we think about individual cancers
Wellcome Trust scientist Professor Michael Stratton
The International Cancer Genome Consortium scientists from the 10 countries involved say it will take them at least five years and many hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete this mammoth task.
for full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8414124.stm
These are the breakthroughs that will lead to reforming health care.
November 22, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Cash for Clunkers, Health care reform, hotairpundit.blogspot.com, Obama care, Pres. Jintao, SNL, TARP | Leave a comment
Not only timely and topical, but genuinely funny. And unlike the last time they hit him hard, this attack comes from the right. Who knew they had it in ‘em?
Actually, spending is only a secondary concern here. The chief target is The One’s disintegrating credibility in selling his statist agenda. Never would I have guessed that the great orator’s inability to explain cost savings in ObamaCare would be the subject of late-night mockery this late in the game. No wonder his numbers are at new lows nationally and in the swing state that propelled him to the presidency.
November 19, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Health care reform, Medicare, Obama care, Sen. Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, universal health care | Leave a comment
If Sen. Harry Reid can muster 60 votes to block a Republican filibuster and allow his 2074 page health care bill to come to the floor for debate, the century-old progressive push for government takeover of our healthcare (and personal freedoms) will move one step closer to reality. From an individual perspective, from a businessman perspective, there are some issue to ponder:
(1) The House and Senate bills do allow you to keep your present insurance coverage. However, upon enactment of the legislation, insurance carriers cannot enroll new members. So when you leave Employer A for Employer B, you cannot join Employer B’s plan, you will have to go into the public option. You will be dropped from Employer A’s plan, and that carrier will have one less party to spread the costs among, thus premiums would increase. Eventually, the carrier will cease to exist, so everyone would be in the public option.
(2) The Senate plan has no language with regard to the abortion issue. The “insurance exchange” will be required to make sure that at least one plan is offered that has abortion coverage. No tax funds are to be used for abortions, and Sen. Reid has said that no tax funds would be used for that purpose, yet tax dollars will subsidize those who cannot afford insurance coverage.
(3) The CBO states that the Senate plan will cost $849 Billion dollars over ten years. Both the House and Senate bills have conveniently left the $250 billion dollar Medicare Doctor fix legislation out of the healthcare reform.
(4) Both plans claim to reduce the deficit.
(5) Both plans create a massive new bureacracy, such as the Health Care Civil Rights Commission.
(6) The Senate bill calls for an increase in the Medicare payroll tax, presently 1.45% for the employee and matched at 1.45%by the employer. However, the increase in the Medicare payroll tax is not designed to cure the deficit in Medicare, but to pay for the new healthcare reform.
(7) Illegal immigrants will not receive funding for healthcare, BUT there is no verification process.
(8) Payment on ObamaCare begins immediately, while the benefits do not begin until the next inauguration. That way, the ten years reviewed by the CBO is front loaded, and does not actually reflect a full decade of the plan.
Please add to the list in the comments, and I will bring them forward to the Post!
November 11, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Health care reform, Nancy Pelosi, Obama care, payroll taxes, small businesses | Leave a comment
“The bill would slap an 8 percent tax on the payrolls of employers who do not provide health insurance to their workers and pay at least 65 percent of the premiums for an employee who has a family insurance plan and 72.5 percent of the premiums for an employee who has an individual insurance plan.”
Note: What is not addressed is what happens when the employee does not wish to pay for the difference? What is Big Brother’s plan then!!??