Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Obama's Halo Fading


President’s Reagan, Kennedy, Johnson and Eisenhower have all done similar or better than Obama by this time in their term! We would have to discount the huge jump at 6 months with George W. Bush because the catalyst there could be Obama’s salvation as well should some catastrophic event happen and he handled it correctly. [We are mindful of Biden’s caution that Obama will be tested within the first 6 months and we were asked to be patient because it would not appear initially as though a right decision was made but that in time we’d understand his actions.] Theoretically, we could still see such an event.

USA TODAY, [a non conservative publication] released/posted the latest presidential approval tracker. Not good news for the president! It is heartening to see the media is reporting what it can no longer ignore: things are not peachy in Obama-World!

Dick Morris has daily kept those who read his site/newsletter up to date on just what impact the Obama policies are having not only on America but on the Obama Administration. The idea the "Obamacare would/could be his Waterloo" is looking more and more promising. Most of the excerpts are from his fantastic new book "Catastrophe". It should be required reading for everyone who is anxious about the future of this country, their family, themselves!!

Regarding Health Care: Do we need a complete overhaul? ALL in America would likely agree. Do we need it in the next 2 weeks? Likely most in America would acknowledge decades of debate has historically transpired so waiting until the folks come back from their break is not out of the question. And a comprehensive health care plan is not something that should be set in stone [or thousands of pages in print] and then we march forward -- all in a matter of a couple of months! It should be initiated in phases which can only be done when prioritizing the issues. If our founding fathers who were unique in their political, religious, moral convictions as they could be, could hammer out the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights with accord, surely more elected folk today, equally divergent in their individual tenets, can identify the prime issues, prioritize them, and then set a realistic schedule to deal with them. Obama still gets the credit because the reform happens on his watch; the American people have the confidence the reform will be presented in phases the folks can relate to and debate intellectually. Further, reasonable debate and time frames allows the taxpayer time to correspond with their respective elected officials giving those officials the ‘input’ representative government requires! It may take a few years but so long as progress is being made towards the overall goal of constructive reform everyone is the better off.

There are real issues that must be addressed! Doctors, nurses, health care facilities, they have legitimate concerns which seem to be given ‘lip service’ by the elected ones but are waved off as inconsequential in the big goal to establish UNIVERSAL health care.

Massachusetts, the state our national reform is allegedly being modeled after, is way over budget in just 3 years into practice. There remain 2.6% of the residents of Massachusetts without care; and the emergency rooms are still the first stop for many even with health insurance because doctors are disallowing provider ship to those with MASS-Care. So, when you look at the tremendous cost over runs, now over a trillion dollars, the pressure on emergency rooms and the fact that not all are insured, thus NOT UNIVERSAL, you must ponder seriously: "This is supposed to be the model the US citizenry is stuck with if rushed through in 2 weeks? Where’s the ‘help’ to the taxpayer?" It suffices only to chase the US to national socialism; to plant an esteemed feather in the cap of the leader of this national socialism, a feather by the way which will have a short term presence, and it gives self aggrandizing kudos to the elected officials who rubber stamp it!

And still we have the burning question: “Who will pay the health care providers when there is no more money to pay them? Who will make the hard decisions who will live and who will die? Based on what criterion? What family will wind up suing the government because their family seems marked for death?” The big winners in this whole business of UNIVERSAL Health Care in its present state will be Attorneys who begin filing lawsuits for any number of causes! Has that dollar amount been factored into the COSTS of Obamacare? Or do we accept the concept the Government would consider it a better business decision to cut a check for $10, 000 to a family to cover funeral arrangements, saving the tens or hundreds of thousands it would cost to keep that same family member alive? The bottom line? You can bet there will be an attorney waiting at that line and they will make up the difference between that one time funeral cost and the long term health costs! The only thing healthy in the end is the attorney's bottom line. Fact is, the patient is still dead! Family is still grieved. The rules of the game have changed but the players are all the same!

The ‘poor’ and ‘disenfranchised’ this president kept preaching too during his campaign have learned the hard lesson that politicians cannot be trusted. Yet, the inventory is already out the door and they are being left holding the bag of empty promises. Worse yet, they will bear the brunt of the negative impact this alleged UNIVERSAL health care will visit upon them. They will be the ones whose over all health is compromised because of their economic situation. What happens when the kids of poor families whose health is provided freely, whose school breakfasts and lunches are being provided freely thus they are eating healthy, whose exercise and grooming is being tendered by the public school system, all on the Federal Government, while the parents are unhealthy, eat poorly, if at all, live in less than optimal conditions and who may or may not engage in lifestyle choices that further compromise their health? The kids will be left without parents, or elders related to them and will become yet another dependent of the government.

We should shudder to think of such worst case scenarios. While the media is marching out emotionally packed images and stories no one has looked at the faces and stories of those who will REALLY be affected by this healthcare proposal. And ironically, it is those faces and those stories who got up out of their lives and went to the voting polls and said ‘yes to change’. Did they vote yes to their own death warrant? One can only pray this is not the case! Doomsday thinking? Oh, absolutely. But is it really all that far fetched?

There is a short term fix IF the house and senate exercise some collective and individual restraint and refuse to be bullied into a decision or into a decision NOW. That breathing time gives Americans a chance to launch a letter writing campaign and telephone campaign to really STOP this from forward going! Then, in 2010 VOTE NO for everyone of these people UP for reelection who had to be convinced to NOT sign on or who were never convinced! DON’T FORGET, some of the same characters, at least in the house, voted YES to CAP & TRADE!

Pink Slip Day cannot be here soon enough! Let’s hobble this march to totalitarian rule NOW!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!