Monday, June 22, 2009

Health Care: A Wasted Opportunity

The Obama administration is on the verge of blowing a historic opportunity to reform health care. Instead of trying to enact meaning reform, Obam instead focused on socializing the health industry. There are ways to reign in the health care costs and provide benefits to everyone that has a desire for such benefits. Much like Obama's hostile takeover of the auto industry, there is a plan to take over America's health care. I wonder if also like the auto industry Obama will turn our health care over to his constituents that helped ruin the industry to begin with.

Currently our health care costs are being run up by ambulance chasers posing as trial lawyers. Trial lawyers like John Edwards made their fortunes off the back of hard working medical professionals. Without tort reform and placing limits on damages the costs will continue to escalate and we as a country will not even be able to pay for basic health coverage for the middle class let alone the poor. Some of the cost saving measures proposed by the administration have merit but without reigning in the biggest cost of health insurance the savings Obama seeks will be ate up in torts as the trial lawyers are the only group that will benefit from a health care industry controlled by the government.

Much like blaming the Auto execs for the massive failures while allowing the UAW to own 2/3rds of Chrysler, the health care industry will be owned by the trial lawyers. Again like the auto industry there is an outright conflict of interest. The Knights of labor was a big tent union where management and employees belonged. The Knights of Labor believed there was a common interest between management and employees that would overcome he differences. The problem is that the underlying differences are fundamental to business survival. Management is empowered to make a profit for the company's. The Unions are empowered to negotiate the best possible benefits. A balance must be struck in order for either to survive. The same can be said about the trial lawyers sucking the life from health care. Health care professionals are helping individuals in need, trial lawyers are busy lining their own pockets. This conflict of interest will undermine any other type of reform.

Obama had a historic opportunity to push meaningful reforms. Unfortunately, Obama placed the trial lawyers ahead of the American citizens. Unless Obama starts to realize that he is President of the United States rather than President of those that voted for him our country will continue on the path of bankruptcy. Obama is wasting his opportunity and his goodwill.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama: Lies and Deceit

The Obama administration is full of lies and deceit. Obama created a gimmick of "jobs saved or created", with no way to measure the number of jobs created or saved. Obama clings to his slogan and gimmicks and touts 150,000 jobs saved or created since his stimulus. The pathetic pawns in the media have barely noticed that since Obama took office his economy has lost 2.2 million jobs. It hardly matters that the stimulus created or saved 150,000 jobs when his economy lost 2.2 million. Merely a drop in the bucket as are most of his plans. Now just late last week when it looked like the backlash against his massive government plan to takeover the health insurance business, Obama decides that he will be able to "squeeze" another $300 billion in saving under his health care plan.

This is nothing more than another Obama lie and deceitful practice. Obama never came out and said how he would be able to "squeeze these further savings. Nope, all he said is that he would be able to "find" these savings because health care is going to be cheaper in the long run. Of course these are just estimates with no way to measure the savings. Obama's deceitful words are nothing more than deceitful rhetoric to sell a plan that he has no idea of how much it will truly cost. In fact Obama estimated that it would cost a little over $600 billion dollars and set aside this amount in his budget to pay for health care. Now it seems Charles Rangel say it would cost twice that amount and decided that he would have to implement a $600 billion tax increase to cover some of these additional costs. Now Obama says he would squeeze another $300 billion in savings out of health care with no tangible proof.

Call me skeptical but it certainly seems that Obama has been nothing but deceitful in his rhetoric. I remember during the campaign that Obama would not freeze government spending at current levels because he would "go line by line" through the budget and rid the budget of wasteful spending. What happened to his line by line savings? Well Obama went through the budget and found a minuscule $17 billion in saving. This inconsequential amount after a line by line check in a budget of over $3.5 trillion budget. So, to get this straight Obama was only able to find less than 1% saving in an entire budget but now expects us to believe he will squeeze almost 25% savings from a $1.2 trillion health care takeover.

Obama is masterful in his approach to lies and deceit. His fawning media barely notices that there is no way to measure his fictitious estimates. Now to pass the greatest scam in America Obama is again claiming he will squeeze more saving out of a program with estimates that won't be able to be measured. I am sure that later Obama will just say well the cost estimates of the program were low but his estimates on savings were right on the money. Just like his estimates on unemployment figures were lower than reality but his "Jobs created or saved" were right on the money. Obama is a deceitful liar.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Letterman Must Be Fired

Letterman made a rude and inappropriate joke concerning the 14 year old daughter of Sarah Palin and now must be fired. There is no other choice really. The lame and half hearted excuse that Letterman wasn't really making a joke about raping a 14 year old girl but rather making a joke about raping an 18 year old girl.

How sick must the liberal left in general and Letterman specifically be that they think it is funny when joking about rape. Rape is a sick and disgusting crime and yet Letterman and his liberal following think it is funny. It is beyond comprehension that anyone could find humor in the rape of a anyone.

Now before anyone decides that there is no need to take offense because well "it was just a joke" I want to inform the reader that there is precedence for firing folks for making inappropriate jokes and remarks. In 1983, Howard Cosell was run off Monday night football for an ill-timed remark that was actually innocent. More recently Don Imus was run off because he called the Rutgers Lady Basketball team Nappy headed Hoes. Now I agree these remarks were inappropriate and Imus deserved to be sacked. But so does Letterman. Letterman was promoting his agenda and liberal viewpoints and not comedy. Letterman is an inconsiderate jerk and should do us all a favor and just quit. The raping of anyone is no joking matter but it is even worse when the joke concerns a 14 year old.

Jobs: Lost and Destroyed

The Obama administration has been busy losing and destroying jobs. Yes it is true Obama has been busy touting his administration creating or saving 150,000 jobs but th truth of the matter is that Obama and his stimulus has done very little saving and creating but it rather good at losing and destroying jobs.

By all accounts, the Obama administration estimated how many jobs would be created and saved under his stimulus plan. The administration has some convoluted formula to estimate his jobs created and saved. Never once has the administration had to come clean and demonstrate how the formula works and whether or not it is realistic. Obama's propaganda wing also known as the lapdog media has never once called the administration on his estimates. In fact now that Obama plans on releasing 4 times as much money from the stimulus package he estimates this summer will see 600,000 jobs created or saved.

Assuming that Obama's figures for his stimulus package are dead on as Obama proclaims than that must mean that his estimates on unemployment were also dead on. Without the Obama stimulus Obama predicted unemployment would top out at 9%. With the stimulus Obama said he would be able to keep unemployment under 9%. Unfortunately, unemployment is at 9.4%. When faced with real formula's it seems Obama must have lost or destroyed not only the 150,000 jobs he claimed to have created or saved but also lost and destroyed enough jobs to make unemployment a half a percent more than his impeccable estimates.

Now I now that Obama came out and said that unemployment is all Bush's fault. Obama says he underestimated the recession. The bottom line is Obama has destroyed the American economy and has no idea how to fix it. Obama is clinging to some half backed scheme of creating or saving jobs under some convoluted formula. I wonder if gasoline rises to $3.oo a gallon if he will continue to cling to his dreams of saving and creating or will he wake up to the realism that he lost and destroyed jobs. We know that the unemployment figures will go higher. The forced Obama government takeover of GM and Chrysler will inevitably cost more jobs to be lost or destroyed and have yet to ripple through the economy. If this keeps up Obama will become the great destroyer of a nation rather than the great savior many hoped for.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DOJ Rejects Citizens Rights

Georgia enacted laws to ensure that voters were legal citizens of the United States. Unfortunately the Department of Justice decided that there is no need to verify citizenship before registering. The claim is that it would disenfranchise the poor and minorities. This is wrong and needs to stop.

Citizens of Georgia and of the United States have the right to protect our own rights. It is the right of the citizen to vote and not the right of legal and illegal aliens. While legal aliens have rights in our country illegal aliens should have no rights. Illegals are felons and should be immediately removed from our country when found. They broke the law and owe a debt to society. There is no way the Justice department should be protecting their right to vote in a country in which they are criminals. Illegals have no legal claims or rights in our land.

The Justice department only found issue with the citizen verification because the highly partisan administration understands that a high number of illegal aliens would vote for the corrupt Democratic party. The administration has politicized the justice department. Where are the cries fro the left at this highly politicized justice department? The left was screaming bloody murder for years when it was an opposing administration. But know when the justice department believes more in the rights of illegal aliens than it does in its own citizenry the left remains quiet. In fact the left is cheering this politically motivated decision. Just like they cheered the politically motivated decision to drop a slam dunk case of voter intimidation by a group of black panther thugs in Philadelphia. It has become painfully apparent that the left could care less about America, they only care about their own very narrow view. Yet another right of the American individual taken away for political gain by the left that claims to be to open minded utopians.