"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"I'm 63 and I'm Tired"... Robert A. Hall

Robert A. Hall is one of the few Republicans to win election to the Massachusetts Senate from a heavily democrat district. He served 5 terms. His article should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America.

"I'm 63 . Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.
I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela.I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.
I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U . S . Senators from Illinois.
I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.
I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.
I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.
I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.
I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.
I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military. Those are the citizens we need.
I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves.. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.
I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois, where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.
I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.
I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.
Yes, I'm damn tired . But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter."
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Nancy Pelosi is to politics what ebola is to health. She has strutted about the national stage since 2006 with her stupidity borne out of a fecal ideology on full display; the proof of this is that she is too stupid to be ashamed. She has been the cover girl for the nanny state fascists who believe that we are all too dumb to live our lives without their direct involvement, thereby creating a "secular progressive sharia" under which all we are and everything we do or hope to do is subject to their permission. Almost singlehandedly she has become the annoying, chalk-on-the-blackboard voice of the left, as they appease our enemies, bankrupt the nation and demonize all and any who dare protest. She is the personification of the reason that we must completely do away with the professional political class in this country and make these latter day mandarins a vestige of the past and not the ghosts of things to come. Yesterday she called for the investigation of those who seek to stop the Park 51 Mosque at ground zero from being built. She did this after one of the top leaders of Hamas came out in full support of the project. That bit of alignment even caused the hectoring "I'm the only adult in town" Mayor to shut up...but not our Nancy! In the rabid precincts of the far left, Hamas are the good guys. So, as the chief spokesperson of the "I'm not with the great Satan" wing of the Democrat party, Nancy felt it was safe to weigh in. Why do I think she and her cohorts want to make Gaza the 51st state? Nancy Pelosi needs to go... along with Maxine, Charlie, Barbara, Barney, Maurice, Louise, Henry, Alan and the other barnacles that are causing the ship of state to run aground. Her declaration of yesterday was and is, chilling and scary. Do we need any further proof that Democrats don't know what democracy is anymore? These lunatics have spent their miserable lives talking to each other and not to us and we like schmucks have paid them to morph into a pseudo aristocracy. No wonder Michelle takes 10 vacations a summer...that's what royals do! But Nancy...dear Nancy...sweet San Fran Nan, the golden girl from the Golden Gate, has done her wrecking crew one better...she is now talking only to herself. All who read this and agree...let's do her and us a favor. Let's retire her! Nancy is just not the problem of the voters of Marin County any more ...she is Americas' problem. ERLANDSSON

Monday, April 5, 2010

They will Never have to Pay for Healthcare again....

WRAL TV of Durham, N.C. has a story today that exemplifies how Democrats win votes in a most un-American way. In the words of one North Carolina resident and Democrat voter, Democrats are "like Christmas" because with Democrats in office no one has to pay any of their bills.

WRAL had a news story on local reactions to the signing of Obamacare and the report featured video of resident DeCarlo Flythe of Durham, N. C. who was "overjoyed" that Obamacare is here.

Here was Mr. Flythe's reaction to Obamacare:
"It's gonna be like Christmas, you know your first Christmas when you want that Barbie doll, so it's gonna be just like Christmas. I mean it's gonna be great, you know worries, you know the bills, we can go ahead and pay our co-pay and be all right."

Still Flythe thinks he'll not ever have to pay for his healthcare again because of Obamacare. He imagines that a "co-pay" is all he'll ever have to pay and all the rest is free. Obama gave him a "Christmas present," don't you know?

And this, folks, is how Democrats convince people to vote for them. They pretend to offer everything for free and all you have to do is vote for them. This, of course, is the most thoroughly un-American attitude that has been introduced into our American polity by Democrats starting with FDR (our second most socialist president after Obama).

This votes-for-freebies attitude destroys the American character of rugged individualism, freedom, and self-reliance. Further more it is unsustainable. After all, nothing is really free and the burden of the freebies that Democrats give away end up on the heads of people with jobs, the middle class and the business community.

Once again, Democrats prove to be entirely anti-American and a danger to our nation
According to the report, Flythe has a job but doesn't think he has to pay for his healthcare and he imagines that Obamacare will give it to him for the cost of a co-pay. Co-pays are doctor visit fees in many insurance policies that are typically less then $100 a visit. But co-pays are not all there is to paying for healthcare because the premiums paid to the policies are what is used to cover other aspects of the service to the patient.

The Dumbing Down of Medicine

Doctors don't have to participate in the Obamacare bill.... they can go "private" as they do in Britain, and only accept patients out of the system. This is currently happening with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where the docs stopped accepting medicare altogether, leaving 3000 patients in the lurch, looking for other docs. A friend (pediatrician) in Virginia... says the hospitals will accept medicaid, but individual docs rarely will. No plastic surgeon will participate in this bill.... and so on. The smartest and brightest young people will stop going into medicine and instead go into public administration. Change you can Count on... the dumbing down of medicine.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We're getting Sick of Republicans always opposing Social Legislation, aren't we?

PBS's Jim Lehrer on Tuesday wrongly accused Republicans of always being against major social legislation in this country including the Civil Rights Act, Social Security, and Medicare.

JIM LEHRER, HOST: Senator, as you know -- much has been made of this -- that, through history, recent history in particular, Republicans have opposed things like Social Security, Medicare, even civil rights legislation, but then, once they lost, they took some deep breaths and moved on, and then finally ended up embracing many of these major changes in -- in laws and in the way we do business here.

Is that going to happen with health care reform?

SEN. JON KYL, (R-ARIZONA): Jim, could I argue a little with the premise of your question?

EHRER: All right. OK. Sure.

KYL: The civil rights legislation was pushed by Republicans, as you will recall. It was the Southern Democrats who filibustered it, who fought against it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

History of Conservatives and Liberals

For those that don't know about history ... Here is a condensed version:

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
1. Liberals, and
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. According to New York political analyst Larry Allison, this was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Progressive Perfidy from the City Voted the "Craziest in the US"

The black democrat alliance in Ohio has pulled off another perfidious end-run with the assistance of democrat governor Ted Strickland. The scenario started when two black female politicians from Cincinnati decided to seek the same state senate seat. One was leaving her city council job because of term limits and the other, the former vice-mayor of Cincinnati, was also seeking the democrat held seat in the 33rd district. The black democrat caucus didn't want to have a costly primary challenge so they "persuaded" the council woman to look elsewhere for a job.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Top UN Climate Change Official Yvo De Boer Resigns, Leaving the UN Program in Disarray

The British rock group Queen should repackage their song "Another One Bites the Dust", as the theme song for the junk science brigands currently running for the hills. The British courts will soon indict and try these criminal 'scientists' as soon as parliament finishes their investigations. Only two weeks ago, Mr. de Boer was forced to admit that even the weak and not legally binding accord reached in Copenhagen, was beginning to unravel as continuing revelations unmask the way climate data was looted and altered by unscrupulous scientists for political and monetary gain.
No one denies that the earth has been warming; after all, the last Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. Of course the earth's climate is continuing to change. The criminal scientists and their political lackeys, however, want us to believe that climate change equals MAN-MADE "global warming". Even the scientist at the top of this house of cards now admits that global warming ended in 1995, and the earth is now in a cooling phase. Remember the hole in the ozone layer that was supposed to enlarge and melt the north pole? As time has shown, the "hole" comes and goes and man has no control over it (it was claimed that hair spray caused the hole). The hydrocarbons in sprays were changed to, guess what, in many cases... yep, changed to CO2. Obviously, hair spray is causing climate change, or maybe it's WD-40, or dry ice. ... and about Al Gore: Listening to this idiot, could anyone trust the "science" feeding this man's cognitive disorder? He has totally lost it. Gore is now using "statistics" that he heard at a cocktail party in 2007 to justify his absurd 5-7 yr. end of the Arctic ice cap. And, oh yeah, remember when he invented the internet?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ex-Senator Evan Bayh Looks Presidential for 2012

Senator Evan Bayh's "retirement" is the result of a dysfunctional, partisan Senate (so what's new?). Of course, that is not the real reason he is leaving. It is in his best interest to not be associated with the progressive democrat's corruption which promises to bring conservatives back into power in 2010. He also surmises (correctly) that Obama will not run for reelection in 2012 (the Jimmy Carter effect). When this occurs, the way will be clear for Hilary versus whomever in the democrat primary.
Bayh rightly senses that the country will be both anti-liberal and anti-conservative when Obama completes his term. His supporters believe that there will be no liberal of substance that could win the presidential election after the current progressive failure. The conservatives will be seen as the party of obstruction, so the republicans will not be able to produce a viable candidate. Therefore, as a young, successful moderate with deep roots in politics (his father, former senator Birch Bayh), it's only logical that he will be embraced by the angry voters waiting to dump on someone. Another point in his favor is that he doesn't come from the east or west or Texas; he's from main street midwestern Indiana. He represents those whose livelihoods have been taken away by unfair, corrupt trade policies over the last 20 years. Another thing that helps is his $13 million of unused campaign funds, which will be put to good use.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bayh is a Bellwether for Midterm Elections

Evan Bayh's decision not to seek another term as Senator is the canary crying in the coal mine for liberal politics. He was 33 years old when elected Governor of Indiana in 1988 -- one of the youngest governors in history. And his pedigree was strong -- son of legendary Senator Birch Bayh, who virtually defined Indiana liberal democrats. Evan Bayh carved a different path than his father. He was praised for his fiscally conservative policies -- a beacon for the centrist democrats. Hence, his downfall.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

European Socialism's New Tax Bombshell: 20% VAT (value added tax)

In Britain, a rise in the VAT is looming whichever party wins the general election, as Labour and the Conservatives draw up plans to balance Britain’s books. Alistair Darling and George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, are both considering raising VAT to as high as 20 per cent (the European average) from the current extortionist rate of 17.5 per cent. I can see no end in sight for this perfidy in our Anglo-Saxon soul mate.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The European Union Subjects have lost their Passion and this is where Obama wants us to be.

The LondonTimes Online (02/11/10) Posted my Tease about the EU leaders being on verge of a deal to bailout Greece and save the Euro. There were 54 recommendations and comments in the first 12 hours to my tease, which read:

"This may be the beginning of a swift end to the Elitist Union. Why has there not been any interest in a union consisting of Britain, Canada, US, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Seems like a better fit for the anglo-saxon base. As far as the EU, Germany wants to run everything, France wants to have it all their way, and the Brits would never be in it if they were allowed to vote."
A sampling of the comments follows:

President Obama's Dilemma

While he feels compelled to reach out to Republicans, his core left support is eroding:

 1. Labor unions over the failure to confirm labor lawyer Craig Becker and pass the “card check” bill for open union voting.
 "Labor groups are furious with the Democrats they helped put in office"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exclusive: Joe Biden caught using notes scrawled on his hand

Exclusive: Joe Biden caught using notes scrawled on his hand

Monday, February 8, 2010

Obama's "False Choice" (Manipulation of the Electorate)

Obama and now some in his administration and Congress have used the "false choice" term when they don't like an alternative view. The presentation of a false choice often reflects a deliberate attempt to eliminate the middle ground on an issue. It's a trick first used by Eldridge Cleaver in his 1968 presidential bid. Bush used the concept, but never the phrase. The way Obama uses the "false choice" phrase for example, is to say that the democrats have the bill on the table, but the republicans choose to block its passage, and that's a "false choice".

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"How's that Hopey, Changy Stuff Workin' out for Ya?"...Sarah Palin

How's that Hopey, Changy stuff workin' out for ya?
That was Sarah Palin mocking the believers in the "Change You Can Count On" crowd! That was a big crowd pleaser for Palin's keynote speech at the national tea party convention in Nashville. Every minute produced another standing ovation from the taxed-enough crowd. Her speech began by thanking the military personel, past and present, who were in the audience. She then questioned what Obama accomplished by touring the world and apologizing for our country.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Obama has decided it's the right time to Marginalize the European Union. It's "pay back" time.

After nearly 20 years of US-European Union summits held in Europe, the Obama White House has said that he will not attend them anymore. This year's summit will be held in May in Madrid. Obama leaked this news out just days before Spain's prime minister was to meet with Obama at the White House. The embarassment for Spain's leader was a well-calculated snub for the EU. Obama's motives here are suspect. Le Monde, the leading French daily, noted in an editorial Tuesday, "Bush wasn't the problem; Obama isn't the solution. ... The allies are discovering that the misunderstandings go beyond personalities."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Obama Administration Targeting Private Retirement Plans

Wonder how the government is going to pay for their massive spending? Private retirement accounts is one option.

I picked this up from Atlanta libertarian talk show host Neal Boortz. Link to the official government request for information (RFI) and other commentary can be found on the link below:

I read through the government RFI myself. Here is one excerpt:"In recognition of the foregoing, the Agencies (ERISA, IRS, Dept. of Labor and Dept. of Treasury) are considering whether it would be appropriate to take future steps to facilitate access to and use of, lifetime income or other arrangements to provide a stream of income after retirement. This includes a review of exisiting regulations and guidance and consideration of whether any such steps would enhance the retirement security of participants in retirement plans . . ."

Monday, February 1, 2010


"European companies with high employment standards at home view the U.S. workplace as an off-shore source of cheap labor."

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and German labor leaders announced a transatlantic alliance on Wednesday aimed at persuading Germany's giant Deutsche Telekom AG to allow collective bargaining at its subsidiary, T-Mobile USA. Under the agreement, which U.S. labor officials called unprecedented, German trade union Ver.di will represent T-Mobile USA workers and the Communications Workers of America in talks with Deutsche Telekom managers in Bonn.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Little Tension Reliever from Scotland.

Supremes Have Assured the Growth of America's Largest Political Party

The Supreme Court's ruling frees American business from the yoke of second-class citizenship. The reason American business is active in politics in the first place is to influence public policies that impact the prosperity of its employees and shareholders. Since unions invest their profits in stocks and bonds, they will be able to influence the corporations they support.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says she was “stunned at the arrogance” when Sen. Arlen Specter told her recently to “act like a lady.”
“I'm going to treat you like a lady,” Specter said to Bachmann. “Now act like one.”
Appearing on conservative host Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Thursday night, Bachmann said she was “stunned” by Specter’s outburst.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


As America commences its sleepwalk through history in the era that is ironically striving to become known as the Pax Obamus, it is critical for any and all of us who have no desire to follow a very strange man with very strange ideas over the cliff, to be as defiant as our forefathers were at Lexington and Concord. We must individually and collectively do all that is humanly possible to stop this act of mass national suicide before there is no one left who can even leave behind a true and objective chronicle of how America drank the “kool-aid’.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

RIP Teddy's Seat...

"Teddy Kennedy's seat" is gone. Now we have to listen to the democrat spin that will attempt to protect Obama above all else. Democrat spokesmen are already saying that the republican won in Massachusetts because the candidate was week; because she didn't work hard enough; because as Rachael Maddow stated, the republicans used dirty tricks (Curt Shilling), misleading robocalls, and already filled-out ballots with Scott Brown's name already checked off. This Liberal Perfidy is the only thing you can really depend on from the democrats. They lost because they are totally disconnected from the people they pretend to represent.

Say Goodbye to 401k and other Retirement Plans

Several months ago I mentioned that Pelosi has a bill ready to go (as soon as the next convenient crisis)  that will eliminate employee's 401k retirement and other plans. At the time, I couldn't see what strategy they would use, but I was sure that they wanted to transfer all retirement monies into social security, and give workers a tiny bit more in benefits when they retired.
These annunities would pay interest of 3% over their lifetime.
The kicker is of course, that once the money is in the government coffers, it will be mixed with other government monies, just like social security funds are.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Obama is Turning America Right...

What a difference one year makes. Liberals may be forgiven for looking at the latest public opinion surveys and wondering if they somehow stumbled into the Valley of Death instead of Obama's promised paradise. The president remains somewhat popular personally, but, as Matthew Continetti of The Weekly Standard wrote... See More recently, "Obama's domestic program is exceedingly unpopular. The public disapproves of the president's bailouts, stimulus, health care reform, and cap and trade policies, not to mention his decision to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay." That Continetti was perhaps too kind is seen in this stunning fact...

Young Believers Screwed

An 18 year old who supports Obama? That's like a pig voting to put the butcher in control of his future. If Obama has his way, an 18-year-old American will live in a declining, once great nation, without the same opportunities his parents and grandparents had.
Obama is on pace to add more debt than every other President combined and you know who's going to really pay the price for that one day? The kids just entering college and the work force now. Obama's working hard to create a substandard medical system -- and he's killing jobs. Just look at these numbers...

Negotiate with Mexico on Healthcare

If Obama really wants to improve access to health care, why doesn't he negotiate with the countries whose citizens we are treating for free (Mexico). On a national level, we could trade our healthcare services to Mexico for reimbursement by them. Pushing their citizens across the border in order to receive free medical treatment has been going on far too long. Mexico should pay for what is basically their national policy of using our services and not paying for them.

We all have sympathy for the poor people wanting to improve their lives, but our government's rediculous attempt to fence them out is the opposite of what our country should stand for. Stop the fence building and negotiate with or "force" Mexico to pay for their citizens.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Coercive Socialism Coveted by Obama Believers

Socialism is coercive (since it only works if everyone is playing in the game, those who don’t want to play must be forced – or, as the Chinese and Russians did, killed). Don't forget, the Pennsylvania gun-toting Jesus freaks, that Obama referred to during a campaign speech in San Francisco, are still a force to be contended with. Therefore, as socialism isn’t, in most cases, a personal choice, it also isn’t, per se, an act of virtue. One isn’t virtuous for doing what one is compelled to do.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some of the more Alarming Aspects of ObamaCare

The healthcare reform plan being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama and passed by the House on Saturday illustrates the Democrats radical agenda. Some of the more alarming aspects of the bill:
Sec. 224 provides that 18 months after the bill becomes law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services will decide what a "qualified plan" covers and how much you'll be legally required to pay for it. That's like a banker telling you to sign the loan agreement now, then filling in the interest rate and repayment terms 18 months later.
Sec. 59b says that when you file your taxes, you must include proof that you are in a qualified plan. If not, you will be fined thousands of dollars. Illegal immigrants are exempt from this requirement.

ObamaCare Doubts...

ObamaCare... I have some reservations about it since Obama has stated he will cut medicare by $500 billion and payments to hospitals by $200 billion. I've paid my share, in fact double my share since I am self-employed. I believe the healthcare industry should be regulated somewhat, but not taken over. I'm speaking as a member and user of healthcare. Look at what happened when the airlines were deregulated (a few large companies bought the smaller ones, prices went up and services went down); when the cable industry was deregulated large suppliers bought up smaller ones, and the prices went up...not at all what we were assured.

The gov't. (democrats, by the way) promised us that deregulation would cause more competition and lower prices, by increasing efficiencies and eliminating waste. The healthcare industry is pseudo-deregulated, and look at what has happened? Obama's plan will work exactly like the failed deregulations mentioned, except it will happen in a totally different way.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Progressives are Wrong on Every Moral Issue

Liberalism is the ideology of the criminal. While others create, liberals use force to expropriate. For moral cover, they cloak themselves in altruism (which in itself can be a moral illness, as Ayn Rand made a career of explaining). But there is absolutely zero moral difference between breaking into someone's house and stealing money to buy crack, and voting for bureaucrats who will use equally coercive measures to steal money to finance the progressive agenda.