Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tort Reform

I was away for awhile, and from what I read, Obama mentioned tort reform one day and withdrew any suggestion of it the next day. It amazes me, that the one, most readily available method to reduce health care costs, can be set aside so easily. But then again, since the US Congress is made up of a majority of lawyers, it would be almost impossible for them to vote for what is right for the American people.

Because of the possibility of being sued, doctors are forced to perform needless tests to protect themselves, drug companies are forced to increase prices to pay for enormous settlements won by lawyers. And who benefits, yes, of course, the lawyers get the majority of spoils. Even if the suits are lost, the lawyers get paid. Looks like a win win for Congress members friends.

And the medical arena is not the only area abused by the legal system.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Acorn - The Webs They Weave

UPDATE:Acorn changes its name to rid itself of well deserved notoriety.

Acorn Name Change

Don't think Acorn is in it for the poor. The people in charge run a sophisticated multi-faceted organization that allows them to obtain and redirect taxpayer dollars in a way that is impossible to trace. The following are but a few of the articles that attempt to unweave this so called "community organization", one that our President grew up in and fully supports with our taxpayer dollars.

Anita Moncrief's Story

Cracking Acorn

Foundation Watch

Acorn's Role in "Bush's" Housing Crisis

Registraion Fraud

Acorn History

Acorn Videos

The Acorn Reader

Obama's Consolidation of Power

Dick Morris has a new book out and was talking on Hannity about Obama's fourfold plan to consolidate political power for the liberal left in the future.

1. Allow unfettered immigration and amnesty and bring them onto the voting roles.

2. Control the new census to create more Democrat districts.

3. Increase labor union membership and, through government policies, solidify that base.

4. Eliminate as much of the conservative press and media by manipulating the licensing process to replace conservative ownership with minority liberal control.

I would like to add one more:

Increase the number of citizens that are dependent on the Government for their subsistence by taxing the upper class and giving benefits to the lower and middle class.

Catastrophe

Monday, June 22, 2009

Eight Ways to Supercharge the US Economy

The following article gives one persons opinion on how to fuel up the economy. It is an interesting read.

Eight Ways to Supercharge the US Economy

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Obama's New Powers

Obama's plan for future regulation of the financial system would prop up failing institutions at the detriment of smaller, more secure and innovative companies. In effect, they would create more behemoths that would be "too big to fail" at the expense of the little guy. The following WSJ article expresses what many economists are thinking.

Too Big to Fail

Iran - Is th USA on Track?

Health Overhaul $1.6 Trillion

Whats interesting about where Obama is getting most of the funds to "help" pay for this monster. Yes, by shifting funds away from Medicare and Medicaid. Senior citizens beware.

Health Overhaul Tops $1.6 Trillion

He is also trying to slip one past us by claiming his is not a government run health care system.

Extreme Makeover

ABC Bias - Stossel's Canadian Healthcare Special Axed

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gangster Government

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stand By Me - We Need that Change Now

Billionaires are Hurting?

List of Worlds Billionaires

Unnecessary Costly Legislation

More on Cap & Trade - Dems recognize need for significant safeguards (meaning money) to cover millions of job losses due to Cap & Trade bill now being discussed in committee. Al Gore will benefit financially if bill is passed. However, the unscientific reason given for the bill, global warming, is just a myth.

Job Losses & Cap and Trade

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

How to Make Golf More Exciting

Who Needs Social Security?

Social Security, Medicare Running Out Of Money

A combination of the floundering economy and the increasing number of retiring baby boomers could completely drain Medicare by 2017 and Social Security by 2037, both earlier than had been predicted. What can people do to ready themselves?

Avoid ever having to retire by securing a job with a lifetime appointment, like Supreme Court justice or Chilean dictator

Buy a decent pair of socks that can last for the next 40 years

Mend strained relationship with most successful child

Don't blow all your antibiotics on the one lung infection

If your employer doesn't offer a 401(k), try fashioning one yourself out of any spare pieces of Internal Revenue Code you have lying around


Demand that Congress engage in divisive, protracted, but ultimately successful bargaining to produce legislation that, with much fanfare, extends these programs' solvency through 2039

Mentally prepare to have no money and die earlier

Assume someone will figure everything out by then

This came from ONN, The Onion Network

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Pledge of Allegiance

An interesting read regarding the origins of our Pledge of Allegiance.

History of the Pledge of Allegiance

President Obama "You Scare Me"

Lou Pritchett, former VP of Proctor and Gamble said what many of us are thinking in this letter to Obama.

You Scare Me

Stimulus Results

Friday, June 12, 2009

GOP Energy Alternative

Republican Congressmen Mike Pence, John Shimkus and Fred Upton have set forth a Republican alternative to the Democrats disastrous Cap & Trade bill now before congress. The Dem bill is just another on a long list of ways for the federal government to usurp funds from the American people to centralize power in Washington. In addition, the Dem bill would chase jobs overseas to avoid the taxes and increase utility bills exponentially.

The GOP bill, on the other hand, is a reasonable alternative, utilizing nuclear, domestic oil and natural gas, and the development of wind and solar. This bill would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs here in the USA , significantly lessen our dependence on foreign oil and thru nuclear, wind and solar, reduce carbon emissions drastically.

The WSJ yesterday had an article written by the three gentlemen describing their approach in bringing sanity to this discussion.

Click on the article below.

Republican Energy Alternative

Rep. Mike Pence

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Socialized Medicine

Ronald Reagan had a few things to say about Government directed medicine a number of years ago and they are relevant to today's conversation:



Only in America

Was away for a couple of weeks, visiting other parts of the world and came back with a new appreciation of the good old USA. That being said, the following, which was sent to me while I was away, is very apropos.

ONLY IN AMERICA – 2009 VERSION

ONLY IN AMERICA - MUST WE SPEND BILLIONS BECAUSE WE CAN'T LET CHRYSLER GO BANKRUPT, AND THEN, LET CHRYSLER GO BANKRUPT.

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN CONGRESS FORCE FANNIE AND FREDDIE TO BUY SUBPRIME LOANS, AND THEN BLAME FANNIE AND FREDDIE FOR BUYING SUBPRIME LOANS. THEN LAY OFF THE CEO's WITH GIANT SEVERANCE PACKAGES AND NATIONALIZE THE COMPANIES FOR THE TAX PAYERS TO PICK UP!!

ONLY IN AMERICA - A MAJOR CRISIS REQUIRES SWIFT ACTION TO PASS A BILL WITHOUT READING IT, THEN VACATION FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT HAS TIME TO SIGN IT.

ONLY IN AMERICA - YOU CAN BE LEGALLY ILLEGAL or is that Illegaly Legal?

ONLY IN AMERICA - THE CONGRESS MAKES LAWS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW

ONLY IN AMERICA - WHERE YOUR VICE PRESIDENT DECLARES 'JOBS' A 3 LETTER WORD.

ONLY IN AMERICA - DOES THE MILITARY GET INVESTIGATED BY HOMELAND SECURITY AS POSSIBLE TERRORISTS, WHILE OUR BORDERS ARE WIDE OPEN.

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN YOU GET A TAX REFUND ON TAXES YOU DIDN'T PAY

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN YOU BLAME OTHERS WHEN YOU DON'T PERFORM

ONLY IN AMERICA - YOU HAVE MORE RIGHTS BEING ILLEGAL, THAN YOU DO LEGAL

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN YOU BE 13 AND HAVE AN ABORTION WITHOUT TELLING YOUR PARENTS, BUT 18 MUST HAVE A WRITTEN NOTE FROM YOUR PARENTS WHY YOU MISSED SCHOOL.

ONLY IN AMERICA - ARE YOU PUNISHED FOR GOOD PERFORMANCE AND REVERED FOR NONPERFORMANCE.

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN YOU CALL LARGE CORPORATIONS EVIL, WHILE 99.9% OF THE AMERICANS WORK IN COMPANIES WITH LESS THAN 500 EMPLOYEES.

ONLY IN AMERICA - CAN CHRYSLER GET 10 BILLION IN AID FOR THEIR COMPANY OF 30,000 EMPLOYEES. I GUESS IT IS DIFFICULT TO RUN A COMPANY FOR $333,333 PER EMPLOYEE.

ONLY IN AMERICA - WE CARE ABOUT 3 GUYS THAT GET WATER UP THE NOSE, WHILE OUR ENEMIES ARE BEHEADING US AND BLOWING CROWDS OF PEOPLE UP WITH SUICIDE BOMBINGS.

ONLY IN AMERICA - YOU CAN SAY OTHER INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES WORK, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THOSE TECHNIQUES ARE.


ONLY IN AMERICA - WHATEVER GOES WRONG WILL ALWAYS BE BUSH'S FAULT

And one I added:

ONLY IN AMERICA - MUST YOU READ TERRORISTS THEIR RIGHTS TO REMAIN SILENT FOR FEAR THEY MAY BE RELEASED IN A COURT OF LAW. SO MUCH FOR INTELLIGENCE GATHERING.