Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Quintessential liberal leftard statist thinking - Bill Maher revealing how they view the rest of the country.
Right Bill, we're all jess a bunch stoopids...problem is, we elected a "President," and we have this thing called a "Constitution." We didn't elect God's "partner," although I know people like you think he is - and, of course, that you and a select few of your statist friends are too...everyone else is just hillbilly stoopid.
1. Create a crisis.
2. ...I mean a REALLY unnecessary crisis.
3. Suffer the law of unintended consequences.
Let's take healthcare as an example:
1. Scream about "40 million uninsured!"
2. Set the ENTIRE healthcare system on fire...
You get it.
Fire Pants Nuts Stomp
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Hoorah, Marine Corps!
"...all enemies foreign OR domestic..."
I love this guy - "stay away from my kids!"
Friday, August 21, 2009
an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlledenterprise. It is a business organization owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The sad and sorry fact is that anyone with even half a brain and a single ounce of common sense would have -- and should have -- seen this big, fat governance failure the day before, without having to wait until the sickening morning after.I shall forever remember 2008 as the year when the ninnification of America reached its peak.It's as though 59 million Americans joined hands and shouted at the top of their little lungs, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff."It's every mother's adolescent-groupthink nightmare.
Candidate Obama gave us some "high-flying words," all right.But President Obama has given us nothing more substantive than power, expedience, greed and intolerance.A very bad bargain indeed
One reason the Obama administration is prepared to use rationing to limit health care is to rein in the government's exploding health-care budget. Government now pays for nearly half of all health care in the U.S., primarily through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The White House predicts that the aging of the population and the current trend in health-care spending per beneficiary would cause government outlays for Medicare and Medicaid to rise to 15% of GDP by 2040 from 6% now.
But budget considerations aside, health-economics experts agree that private health spending is too high because our tax rules lead to the wrong kind of insurance. Under existing law, employer payments for health insurance are deductible by the employer but are not included in the taxable income of the employee.
The unions are particularly vehement in their opposition to any reduction in the tax subsidy for health insurance, since they regard their ability to negotiate comprehensive health insurance for their members as a major part of their raison d'être.
Those who worry about too much health care cite the Congressional Budget Office's prediction that health-care spending could rise to 30% of GDP in 2035 from 16% now. But during that 25-year period, GDP will rise to about $24 trillion from $14 trillion, implying that the GDP not spent on health will rise to $17 billion in 2035 from $12 billion now. So even if nothing else comes along to slow the growth of health spending during the next 25 years, there would still be a nearly 50% rise in income to spend on other things.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.
Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wow! The hubris of this guy is appalling. This is representative of the bulk of the Democrats and half the Reps too - the arrogance that is apparently mainlined into you once you go to Washington.
Great summary of why excessive government spending is a BAD idea. This should be required viewing in all American high schools.
Hat tip: Mark Perry over at Carpe Diem
Despite the Democratic Party's political strength -- seen in its majority representation in Congress and in state houses across the country -- more Americans consider themselves conservative than liberal. While Gallup polling has found this to be true at the national level over many years, and spanning recent Republican as well as Democratic presidential administrations, the present analysis confirms that the pattern also largely holds at the state level. Conservatives outnumber liberals by statistically significant margins in 47 of the 50 states, with the two groups statistically tied in Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
Overhauling health-care system tops agenda at annual meeting of Canada's doctors
Friday, August 14, 2009
Climate legislation would require 60 votes in the Senate. Most Republicans have said they oppose the cap-and-trade measure, and at least 15 of the Senate’s 60-member Democratic majority have said the House-passed version would hurt the economy and needs to be revamped to win their support.
We Tennesseans have been trying to warn the rest of the country! We were the test case for HillaryCare in 1994 - it damned near bankrupted our state.
Rumbler tried to attend Marsha Blackburn's Town Hall today to let her know we were behind her...not to worry - the crowd was overflowing and very supportive of her efforts to stop foisting an even more socialist bill than TennCare on the country.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to health care—to equal access to doctors, medicines and hospitals. While all of us empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have to food or shelter?
Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That's because there isn't any. This "right" has never existed in America.