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  • H1N1 and Health Care Reform

    04/08/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 509+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 08, 2010 | Arie Friedman, MD
    The government that mismanaged the H1N1 vaccine is stepping up to do an even worse job on ObamaCare. As a general pediatrician and medical practice owner, I have been surprised at our inability as a society to apply the lessons of the recent past to our current health care debate. Those who know me will recall that I was especially aggravated over the H1N1 debacle of late last year. Unlike seasonal flu vaccines, the entire H1N1 vaccine distribution process was taken over by the federal government in the form of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the...
  • Health Care Reform

    04/06/2010 12:06:17 PM PDT · by MisterOg · 4 replies · 324+ views
    04/06/2010 | Richard Kops
    I’ve been seIf-employed as a health insurance broker / agent for the last 20 years. I have laid out my own vision for health care reform. Although most of my ideas are not original, I know I have not seen this entire spectrum of comprehensive reform promoted anywhere else. I’d like to share it with you, and would appreciate your opinions and feedback. It has taken 45 years of “entitlement mentality” to arrive at today’s “tipping point”. When it comes to “health care,” it is such a personal issue to each one of us. Even people with a good degree...
  • Blueprint for "Real" Change

    04/02/2010 2:35:46 PM PDT · by MisterOg · 9 replies · 433+ views
    Richard Kops | 04/02/10 | MisterOg
    I’ve been seIf-employed as a health insurance broker / agent for the last 20 years. I have laid out my own vision for health care reform. Although most of my ideas are not original, I know I have not seen this entire spectrum of comprehensive reform promoted anywhere else. I’d like to share it with you, and would appreciate your opinions and feedback. It has taken 45 years of “entitlement mentality” to arrive at today’s “tipping point”. When it comes to “health care,” it is such a personal issue to each one of us. Even people with a good degree...
  • Why do Democrats Plan on Euthanizing between 180,000 and 405,000 Americans?

    04/02/2010 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jim byrd · 5 replies · 626+ views
    www.jimbyrd.com ^ | 04/02/2010 | Jim Byrd
    I would challenge anyone to produce a death certificate stating that the cause of death was "uninsured." This health care bill is not about health insurance or health care, as neither were improved, but, two weeks after the bill was signed into law, the more defective aspects of each industry have been amplified. If this bill was a legitimate fix for health care via insurance, then the ensuing macabre conclusions hold true about the Democratic Party.
  • Scott Brown still fighting against Obamacare

    04/01/2010 9:24:57 AM PDT · by usalady · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 1, 2010 | Martha
    Although Obamacare was pushed through by the Democrats, Senator Scott Brown continues to work against it in what he describes as a "broken Washington."
  • ‘Capitol Hill Conspiracy’: Filmmaker Dissects ‘Agitprop’ of Congressman’s ‘Spitting’ Incident

    03/31/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 8 replies · 968+ views
    Jack Cashill: The early Soviets coined the word “agitprop” as a blend between the Russian agitatsiya (agitation) and “propaganda.” Although the Soviet Union may have passed away, its communication techniques are alive and well, nowhere more demonstrably than in the media firestorm ignited on March 20 at the nation’s Capitol.
  • Doctors sue to overturn healthcare

    03/30/2010 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 524+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/30/2010 | Staff
    Tucson, Arizona. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.). “If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it,” observed Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS. “Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients.” “There will be a dire...
  • On Safari in the Healthcare Jungle

    03/30/2010 9:36:29 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 221+ views
    The New American ^ | March 29, 2010 | Joe Wolverton, II
    There are many frightening aspects of the new healthcare law hidden around every corner of its legislative labyrinth, camouflaged behind dense impenetrable briars of legalese. But, like the purloined letter of literature, there plenty of the law’s detestable provisions hiding in plain sight. Any document that runs over 2,000 pages (unless it is a young adult book about angst-ridden vampires) discourages even the most cursory of readings. Even skimming such a tome would likely precipitate carpal tunnel syndrome. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law last week by President Obama is no exception. As House Minority Leader...
  • Louisiana Attorney General (a Democrat) defends state's anti-Obamacare lawsuit

    03/30/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 12 replies · 701+ views
    2TheAdvocate.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | James D. “Buddy” Caldwell
    As Louisiana’s attorney general, I am duty-bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate lawsuit regarding the federal health-care legislation, it was my decision to sign-on to Florida’s well-drafted action at minimal cost to Louisiana and accomplish the same legal purpose. According to state Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine, a substantial financial burden is imposed on Louisiana by this legislation. According to Secretary Levine, there is...
  • As Sore Winners, Democrats Act 'Unhealthy'

    03/30/2010 12:50:34 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 8 replies · 1,142+ views
    MSMB ^ | March 30, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Since the amoral passage of the controversial Health Care bill on March 21st, 2010, Democrats who voted for the measure are really feeling the heat as the American people are outraged. This has led liberal Democrats and folks in the media to retreat, and actively do all they can to convince you that this bill is going to be good for you. But yet, there are some other components at work as well, and they are political, and morally and psychologically unhealthy, as well as dangerous. Expect these things to surface on your major news outlets. -Demonization -Mockery -Image-Creation -Provoking...
  • TED NUGENT: VOTE THE PIGS OUT, STOP THE COMMUNIST TAKE OVER OF AMERICA

    03/29/2010 10:46:56 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 34 replies · 1,217+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/29/2010 | Gary P
    We like Ted Nugent. Besides being an incredible guitarist, entertainer, sportsman, and conservationist, he is a true patriot. Like most Americans, Ted loves this country and is deeply angered by what is going on, and he ain’t pulling any punches! Appearing on Your World With Neil Cavuto, Ted discusses the communists who have wrested power from the people and usurped the Constitution as part of their ongoing coup d’état against the American people and the Republic.
  • The Healthcare Fantasy by US Rep Niki Tsongas (D)

    03/27/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT · by eRtwngr · 3 replies · 246+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 3/27/2010 | eRtwngr
    Ms. Tsongas talks about how forcing healthy people to buy insurance will lower premiums for everyone. But in Massachusetts, where such a program is in effect, premiums rose faster than any other state.
  • The Healthcare Fantasy by Niki Tsongas

    03/26/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT · by eRtwngr · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 3/26/2010 | eRtwngr
    If you want to peek into the world of make believe that today's left wing Congressman lives in, then read the letter below from US Representative Nik Tsongas, Massachusetts 5th Congressional District. The first thing you will notice is it's a form letter that in no way addresses whatever concern the constituent had. You can't tell if she's writing to a supporter or detractor of the bill.
  • DNC to Republicans: 'Hands off our health care'

    03/26/2010 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 876+ views
    DNC to Republicans: 'Hands off our health care' Posted: March 26th, 2010 10:47 AM ET Democrats have finally passed the top issue on their legislative agenda - health care - but with Republicans already pushing for a repeal, it's time to sell it. The Democratic National Committee will run ads condemning ten Republicans who voted against the health care bill and touting the merits of twenty-five Democrats who supported it, the organization announced Friday The radio ad campaign, called "Hands off our Health Care" targets several Republicans who support the bill's repeal, including Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao - the lone...
  • Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers' YouTube video passes 7 Million Views

    03/26/2010 6:22:16 AM PDT · by lawyerchik1 · 19 replies · 1,255+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7/16/2009 | Mike Rogers
    This is a GREAT video! Apologies if you've already seen it, but in light of the recent health care debacle, this is a much-needed shot in the arm.
  • Obamacare repeal wanted by most American voters

    03/25/2010 3:05:34 PM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies · 335+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | Martha
    A majority of American voters want Obamacare repealed and will vote for candidates who promise to do that if elected.
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Budget 'will freeze' NHS spending (UK's Obamacare in trouble, resorting to rationing)

    03/25/2010 7:38:48 AM PDT · by TSgt · 6 replies · 349+ views
    InPharm ^ | 25/03/10 at 01:12pm | InPharm
    Frontline NHS funding will only rise with inflation and the Department of Health must make substantial cost savings under the government’s latest Budget. Savings of £4.35 billion must be found from healthcare spending and unnecessary prescribing is one area that will be under scrutiny. The Department of Health already has a £15-20bn “quality and productivity challenge” to meet, and the budget announced a number of specific areas the government believes are achievable to meet that challenge. They included saving an estimated £1.5bn by reducing unnecessary prescribing and referrals, more effective commissioning of services and improving mental health services. Health think...
  • FREEP This Poll - Fox News - Is Health Care Bill A Victory for America?

    03/24/2010 6:17:26 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 49 replies · 1,403+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | foxnews.com
    Is health care bill a victory for America? Yes. It's not perfect, but it's a giant step in the right direction. 50% (282,649 votes) Unsure. I agree that the health insurance industry needs reform, but is this the answer? 3% (17,297 votes) No. This is just a giant tax package wrapped in 2,700 pages stamped "health care reform." 46% (259,265 votes) Other (post a comment) 1% (5,614 votes) Total Votes: 564,825
  • Health Care is NOT a "Right"

    03/24/2010 3:17:24 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | March 22, 2010 | David E. Smith
    by David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute -- http://www.illinoisfamily.org/ Like many Americans across the nation, I watched intensely as Congress debate and ultimately pass the onerous health care "reform" bill Sunday evening. One main point of contention is the idea -- affirmed by some radically "progressive" lawmakers -- that health care is a "right." This is nothing short of socialistic propaganda. The implicit claim in the assertion that health care is a "right" is that it is a constitutionally protected right. All experts agree that health care is neither a constitutional nor a legal right. In America we...
  • Are there enough docs?

    03/24/2010 10:50:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies · 461+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/24/2010 | Terry Savage
    Health-care reform is a fact. And in spite of some continuing congressional squabbles and legal skirmishes, the outlines are clear. More than 32 million Americans will be able to buy affordable health coverage when the program gets going in 2014. In fact, they will be required to carry insurance. Many people will be covered even sooner. The government is going to set up a $5 billion insurance subsidy program in the next 90 days, to cover those who are uninsurable because of a previously existing medical condition. The really challenging question about health-care reform is will there be physicians and...
  • The Machine Just Got Bigger

    03/24/2010 12:22:49 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 286+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | March 23, 2010 | Dr. Bernhard Stengstock
    Off the heels of the Health Care Reform vote last night, we are all faced with the fact that the Government Machine just got a whole lot bigger and more powerful. Those Americans who value individual responsibility and limited government are in mourning today, as the US Government just pulled off the biggest power grab in American History. As a Physician, I know that there are two things that dominate the consciousness of most people. The first is money, and the second is health care. Go to any party or social event, and those two topics are the ones that...
  • Moving forward on health [Obamacare not perfect, but okay]

    03/24/2010 6:18:20 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 24 replies · 424+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | March 24, 2010 | Editorial
    The path to the sweeping health care act signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday was long, convoluted and fractious. The product is massive and complicated. But the premise behind the Affordable Health Care for America Act is simple. As the president noted during the signing ceremony in the East Room at the White House: "Everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health." They should, and a nation as bountiful as ours should make sure that everybody does. The act signed Tuesday is imperfect, but it provides vital benefits to tens of millions of Americans. The bill...
  • Civil Rights May Be Bad For Your Health

    03/24/2010 5:02:54 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | March 24, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    During the initial Democratic afterglow following the House passage of Obamacare, Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina repeated the fallacious progressive claim that healthcare is a fundamental human right. I said earlier, during my talk on the floor, that I consider this to be the Civil Rights Act of the 21st century - because I do believe that this is the one fundamental right that this country had been wrestling with now for almost a hundred years. I think tonight, we took a giant step toward the establishment of a more perfect union. Clyburn's equating a healthcare entitlement to the...
  • Area reps stand by health care votes (Carney, Kanjorski)

    03/24/2010 3:34:47 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 518+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 3/23/10 | Andrew M. Seder
    U.S. Reps. Chris Carney and Paul E. Kanjorski said they hope that their “yes” votes for the health care reform reconciliation bill won’t make voters say “no” at the ballot boxes this year. A day after casting their votes on the historic piece of legislation, the two stood by their decisions and said they were made in the best interest of their constituents, not their own political careers. They said their upcoming election battles did not factor into their decision. “Electoral politics did not come in to play,” Carney, D-Dimock Township, said on Monday. “You don’t govern based on upcoming...
  • Other Tax Shoes Begin To Drop

    03/23/2010 5:46:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 2,310+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 23, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Health Care Reform: The Senate parliamentarian dims GOP hopes on a reconciliation bill that contains even more onerous taxes and even a financial incentive to lay people off. No wonder Speaker Pelosi is laughing. We'll acknowledge that the signing of ObamaCare into law is a historic event, but we think the Weather Channel broadcasting the signing ceremony was a bit much. On the other hand, stormy political weather and more dark clouds lay ahead. The cries of "repeal" and "remember in November" are rising, and state attorneys general are taking the feds to court over the unconstitutional mandates and usurpation...
  • Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District

    03/23/2010 3:28:47 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 23 replies · 642+ views
    NRCC ^ | 03/23/10
    Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats? Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare. Did Stupak compromise his supposed principled stand against taxpayer funding of abortion in exchange for taxpayer dollars for pet projects? Alpena County Regional Airport received a $85,500 grant, but had only 7,519 passenger boardings in 2008 (the most recent year for which there is information) according to Federal...
  • Who were the Pro-Anti healthcare lobbyist in HCR?

    03/23/2010 3:15:45 PM PDT · by vidbizz · 11 replies · 370+ views
    Vidbizz
    I am in an argument with someone & wondering if anyone knows who the major lobbyists were for and against HRC. Thanks in advance
  • H.R.4872 SEC. 155. SEVERABILITY.

    03/23/2010 10:36:29 AM PDT · by mnehring · 42 replies · 2,894+ views
    SEC. 155. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this division, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this division and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.
  • Unions in Ohio says they won't back state's only House Democrat to oppose health care bill

    03/23/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT · by reegs · 24 replies · 685+ views
    www.fox8.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two unions with thousands of members in Ohio say they will no longer support the state's only House Democrat to vote against the health care bill. The Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers union on Monday expressed disappointment with southeast Ohio Rep. Zack Space. UFCW spokeswoman Allison Petonic (peh-TAH'-nik) calls Space's no vote Sunday "an anti-worker vote." Petonic says union members campaigned for Space in 2006 and 2008 but won't do it again this year. The bill passed 219-212 with 34 Democrats and all Republicans opposed. Space had said he believed...
  • Here Comes The Food Police

    03/23/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 18 replies · 577+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/23/10 | CaroleL
    It takes a while for human beings to read and report on 2500 pages of twisted legislative language so details of the brand new health care reform law are being reported on in bits and pieces. Today, as President Obama and his accomplices were congratulating themselves on the signing of this monstrosity, news reports are informing us that to comply with the law, more than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants will have to include calorie counts on menus, menu boards and even drive-throughs.
  • US Catholic Bishops contributed to Health Care Reform Debacle

    03/23/2010 8:13:19 AM PDT · by LouieVerrecchio · 31 replies · 594+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | March 23, 2010 | LouieVerrecchio
    From a thoroughly Catholic perspective, the health care reform debate wasn’t nearly as simple as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops made it out to be, as though preventing public funding of abortion and negotiating conscience clauses was enough to render Obamacare worthy of Catholic support. This, however, is exactly the stance taken by the USCCB from the very outset, and it only opened the door for those difference-making pro-life legislators to take comfort in the promise of an executive order restricting federal funding of abortion and to justify voting “yes.”
  • 5 Overblown Fears About Healthcare Reform

    03/23/2010 7:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies · 1,818+ views
    US News ^ | 03/23/2010
    In Washington, everybody knows about unintended consequences: the outcomes you fail to anticipate when you change the way something works. But there's another phenomenon that works somewhat in reverse: Preregulatory paranoia, or the fear that new rules meant to make the system better will instead produce mayhem and disaster. SNIP SNIP Still, the overheated claims and counterclaims about healthcare reform have produced widespread confusion about what the new legislation will actually do. Here are a few of the most overblown concerns: SNIP SNIP 1) The government will take over one sixth of the economy. That would be alarming if it...
  • How The Democrats Win in November

    03/23/2010 4:06:41 AM PDT · by eRtwngr · 29 replies · 1,052+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 3/23/2010 | eRtwngr
    So how do the Democrats hold onto power despite passing the wildly unpopular healthcare reform law? Do you think they'll just give up their majorities and the presidency and call it a day, proud of their accomplishment?
  • If They Can Pass Health Care Reform, Than (Vanity)

    03/22/2010 10:10:12 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 25 replies · 683+ views
    If Congress can pass Health Care Reform, than could they now pass slave reparations?
  • Health Care Reform Cost Estimates: What is the Track Record?

    03/22/2010 7:21:24 PM PDT · by Positive · 4 replies · 331+ views
    Heritaqe.Org ^ | 8/4/2009 | Conn Carroll
    President Barack Obama has promised the American people that his health care plan “will help bring our deficits under control in the long term.” But so far, the cost estimates coming out of the Congressional Budget Office are not matching up with Obama’s rhetoric. The latest CBO scoring of the Senate’s leading bill, Dodd-Kennedy, estimates that Obamacare will add $597 billion over just the next ten years. Meanwhile, CBO director Doug Elmendorf has said the House health plan will increase the budget deficit by $239 billion over ten years, and “generate substantial increases in federal budget deficits during the decade...
  • States line up to challenge health care overhaul

    03/22/2010 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 1,213+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Mar 22 03:40 PM US/Eastern | DENISE LAVOIE
    States are already lining up to sue the federal government over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Officials in at least 10 states have agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the legislation. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said he planned to file the complaint "the moment Obama signs the bill." Abbott pledged to pursue the case "to protect all Texans' constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation's founders and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government." Other states planning to challenge the bill were Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, North and...
  • With Health Care Vote, Liberals in Congress Destroy Freedom in America.....

    03/22/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 409+ views
    Washington, DC – David Keene, Chairman of the largest and oldest conservative organization in America, the American Conservative Union, today commented on the decision by Washington liberals in the House to pass the Obama / Pelosi / Reid health bill. “With this vote, the U.S. House has chosen big government over freedom and bureaucracy over people,” said David Keene, “The American Conservative Union has opposed this bill from the start because of its massive cost and red tape. The more we learn and Americans learn about the devil in the details of this bill the more disgust among Americans will...
  • [RINO Puerto Rico] Governor: "Work needs to be done" [following Obamacare's passage]

    03/22/2010 10:16:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 289+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | March 22, 2010 | Inter News Service
    (English-language translation) San Juan - Governor Luis G. Fortuño expressed gratitude today for the U.S. House of Representatives' modifications that improve the federal healthcare reform dispositions regarding the territories, while at the same time acknowledging that "work needs to be done". The Puerto Rican Governor maintained that the federal healthcare reform reconciliation bill approved last night by the federal House contains substantial improvements in the treatment and the assigning of funds the island will receive. Prior to the vote, the Governor had stated that the legislation would involve assigning $8.624 billion in Medicaid funds to the island over the next...
  • [Congressman] Scalise Urges Louisiana To Challenge New Health Care Law

    03/22/2010 8:57:35 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies · 353+ views
    WRNO.com ^ | March 22, 2010
    1st District Congressman Steve Scalise says he hopes Louisiana's Attorney General will mount a legal challenge to the new federal health care law. Scalise says he believes a requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face a fine is unconstitutional. During an appearance on the Castner and Carty Show Monday morning, Scalise says there is no precedent for the federal government mandating that every American must purchase a good or service to be a lawful resident of the country. "In their bill they've got this individual mandate that says every American has to buy government approved health...
  • Kanjorski calls bill platform for future

    03/22/2010 7:38:47 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 347+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 3/22/2010 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Calling it among top three most difficult votes he has cast in 25 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski voted for the Democrats' health care reform bill. In a telephone interview just before the vote, Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, portrayed the bill as essential to the country's economic future. As part of his decision, he extracted a promise that could save local jobs at Sallie Mae's student loan servicing center in Hanover Township, he said. "If we lose this fight today, it will be 15, 20 years before we get a president and a Congress that would take this on,"...
  • Obama's Health Reform Deceptions

    03/22/2010 7:34:58 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 5 replies · 502+ views
    The New American ^ | March 22, 2010 | Ralph R. Reiland
    What became quickly obvious while watching President Obama’s recent interview about healthcare reform with Bret Baier on FOX is that we’re still not getting straight answers about the proposed reforms — and this after a year of healthcare being the No. 1 priority at the Obama White House. On something even as elementary as making the exact legislation available to the public and to legislators in a timely manner prior to voting, we got more hype than candor from Mr. Obama. Said Obama, regarding the timing of the vote on restructuring one-sixth of the U.S. economy, “I hope it’s going...
  • Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act

    03/22/2010 7:09:56 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 795+ views
    Louisiana State Legislature ^ | March 5, 2010 | Senator A.G. Crowe
    AN ACT To enact R.S. [Revised Statutes] 22:971.2, relative to preserving the freedom of all citizens of Louisiana to provide for their own health care; to provide that no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system or health insurance plan; to provide for legislative intent; to provide criminal penalties; and to provide for related matters. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana: Section 1. R.S. 22:971.2 is hereby enacted to read as follows: §971.2. The Louisiana Health Care Freedom Act A. Legislative findings and...
  • Happy Dependence Day

    03/22/2010 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies · 178+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | March 22, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in defiance of a king whose "repeated injuries and usurpations, [had] in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." The war against Great Britain had been engaged for over a year, and was not favoring the Americans. The signatories to the Declaration were issuing their own death warrants. As legislative actions go, theirs was truly a public service. They pledged to each other their Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor to acknowledge and uphold a truly enlightened political philosophy. We hold these truths to...
  • Obama makes health reform 'history'

    03/22/2010 3:53:29 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 30 replies · 790+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 22, 2010 | Brad Norington
    BARACK Obama revelled in his health reform victory today, placing the vote alongside moments where American had "answered the call of history". “This is what change looks like,” Mr Obama said from the White House after the House of Representatives voted narrowly in favour of his plan to extend health insurance to millions of Americans after months of drawn-out and at times bitter debate. Mr Obama, who put his political credibility on the line to pass legislation by today, appeared tired but triumphant as he responded to the 219-212 result. “Tonight we answered the call of history as so many...
  • Health Care Final Vote--How Will You Benefit?

    03/21/2010 10:40:12 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 13 replies · 848+ views
    MSMB ^ | March 22, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    If you read my articles periodically, you will find that I have been opposed to the government runned health care bill from the start. My reasons have always been rooted in substance. At this moment, most Americans are feeling sick right now, and on the flip side, some people are feeling pretty good now. But will the moment’s feelings carry on for years to come? This bill was just another indicator that showed us where our current elected official’s loyalties lie. They are...
  • HC Passed: Get Up Off Your Sword

    03/21/2010 1:46:09 PM PDT · by bocopar · 29 replies · 1,262+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 3/21/10 | Bob Parks
    A few days ago, I wrote a piece called Why Health Care Reform Must Pass. I did so because I kinda figured passage was a done deal. Think about it; would our no-class, narcissist-in-chief postpone his vacation if he couldn't be around to publicly gloat? Would the very politicians committing bribery right in our faces to obtain votes do so it they thought they'd endure a humiliating defeat? Mr. Parks, have you lost your mind? I prefaced my remarks by referencing my being witness to the ruthlessness of super-majority Democrats in Massachusetts, and later wrote we should be now concentrating...
  • The Stupak Health Care Act?

    03/21/2010 10:31:01 AM PDT · by feedback doctor · 22 replies · 613+ views
    3/21/2010 | self
    Forgive the vanity. If Rep Stupak is stupid enough to think this thing will not cover abortion I think we ought to name the bill after him. I think we ought to refer to the bill as the Stupak Health Care Act. Attach his name to the thing that will be a big step in the destruction of freedom.
  • Eleventh Hour Protesters Accused of Racism, Homophobia

    03/21/2010 4:44:14 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 43 replies · 989+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | March 21, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    This morning's Washington Post contains a report summarizing the last minute political wrangling surrounding tonight's vote on President Obama's government takeover of healthcare. Protesters gathered in Washington, hoping against hope to have their voice heard by those servants elected to the Hill, were characterized thus: Throughout the day, thousands of angry protesters milled outside the Capitol; some hurled insults at black and gay lawmakers and shouted at Democrats to "kill the bill!" Meanwhile, Obama made a final pitch for reform, exhorting wavering lawmakers to rise to the aid of millions of uninsured Americans by taking "the single most important step...
  • The Absolute Funniest Twitter Comment of All Time

    03/20/2010 6:35:59 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 16 replies · 1,049+ views
    Twitter ^ | 20-Mar-2010 | Neal Rauhauser
    After #hcr we will see a dramatic drop in foreclosures - no more medical bankruptcies.