Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care - Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.

My Thoughts
Nancy and gang will stop at nothing to get this legislation through even if it means losing everything in the process. All she wants is that one feather in her cap. Nancy doesn't care how this will impact the country or her colleagues. She just wants this done so she can go back to her constituents and tell them that she faced down the Republicans and beat them.

I would like to see her constituents vote her out of office as well as see Harry Reids' vote him out. I am so tired of both parties and what they have done to our system of democracy.

I believe that the American people need to rise up and take their country back from these charlatans. We need to work together to bring fiscal responsibility to our nation, reduce government spending and its size. Let us resolve TODAY to vote them out of office and start over.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama Writing Health Bill to Skirt GOP Filibuster - Obama Writing Health Bill to Skirt GOP Filibuster

The president reportedly is working on health care legislation intended to reconcile differences between House and Senate Democrats that could be attached to a budget bill and pass with only 51 Senate votes.
My Thoughts
I guess the President has decided enough of that "change" rhetoric and has decided to become a Washington player and use whatever means necessary to jam down the throats of the American people a health care program that will not solve any problems, cost more than we can afford and create more bureaucracy.

I have read of a couple of reports that show that health care premiums are going up. According to the insurance providers, they have to do it because of the spiraling health care costs. I would argue that if we get health care expenses under control, get more people employed and make it easier for small businesses and self-employed to get unrestricted access to health care insurance, we will see a major improvement.

The health care insurance industry needs to be more competitive. In some states, one insurer covers 90% or more of those insured. Where is the free market system there? Health insurance providers can easily reduce the amounts that they are willing to pay on procedures. Remember the negotiated fee schedule that both hospital and insurance company argue over all of the time. We are stuck in the middle. Since insurance companies drive down the amount they are willing to pay, the hospital drives up the cost to get more money from the insurance companies. For those who have no insurance, they pay the inflated rates.

This is not the thing to do. I believe it starts with tort reform and ends with hospitals going back to the model of taking care of the patient rather than constantly taking care of the bottom line.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Top U.N. Climate Official Yvo de Boer Resigning - Top U.N. Climate Official Yvo de Boer Resigning

Yvo de Boer, the top U.N. climate change official, is resigning after nearly four years -- mere months before 193 nations are due to reconvene in Mexico for another attempt to reach a worldwide agreement on controlling greenhouse gases.

My Thoughts
With everyone questioning the findings and reports regarding global warming, no wonder he resigned. Additionally, have you noticed that we don't use the phrase, "Global Warming", anymore? It is now "Climate Change". If you are using "Global Warming" you will be harshly corrected.

When you have scientists who are picking and choosing data points and using poor scientific methods for gathering and keeping records, you have to wonder about them. Did they just do this to get more grant money? You have to wonder.

Several days ago, Donald Trump suggested that Al Gore be stripped of his Nobel Prize since most of the findings he used in his book and movie were erroneous or based on exaggerated findings. I suggest that his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth", be stripped of its Academy award for "Best Documentary". I guess that will never happen.

Where is Al Gore? Why hasn't he said anything about all of this? Isn't he the poster boy for the cause? Excuse me, Mr. Gore, I have a few questions for you.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Silver Lining Hard to Find for Some on Anniversary of Stimulus - Silver Lining Hard to Find for Some on Anniversary of Stimulus

The United States of America owes $1.6 trillion more today than it did a year ago. The jobless rate has climbed from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent. And the deficit has soared to record levels, with another record likely to be set this year.

Happy anniversary.

My Thoughts
After being unemployed for 14 months, I can start the stimulus has done very little for me. I did get an extension to my unemployment insurance, but I would much rather have a job. My brother jokingly asks me about enjoying my unemployment check. Although he doesn't mean anything by it, I still feel that I'm taking money for doing nothing.

This is the first time in my life that I have been receiving government money. I can tell you that I do not enjoy it and would much rather have a job.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tapes Reveal Edwards Discussing Scheme and Mistress Complaining, Ex-Aide Says - Tapes Reveal Edwards Discussing Scheme and Mistress Complaining, Ex-Aide Says

John Edwards' former mistress would "get extremely upset and threaten to go public" whenever he discussed his love for his wife Elizabeth in the media, a former aide told Fox News Thursday, as he released a voice mail tape in which a woman he said was Rielle Hunter can be heard complaining to Edwards about such an interview.

Just think he ran for President.

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