Sunday, March 28, 2010

Challenge to Obamacare

Bill Clinton's Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Of 1995 Could Pose Significant Problems For ObamaCare

"Under this act, any new legislation that proposes a mandate on state and local governments estimated to cost more than $50 million dollars must have a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate and provide the funding to pay for the mandates.

How many states are going to have to deal with unfunded mandates that far exceed $50 million dollars and into the tens of billions of dollars each year and pertain to a host of services that will have to be funded by the federal gov't under ObamaCare?

If the unfunded mandates are funded, that would skyrocket the actual cost of ObamaCare."

The chances of challenging Obamacare look even better now.

And there is still the unconstitutionality of forcing someone to purchase an insurance policy. The Commerce Clause cannot be used to force anyone to engage in Commerce. Even the CBO stated that this is an unprecedented reach of legislative power.

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century

Friday, March 26, 2010

Massachusetts' Universal Health Care has been a Fiscal Train Wreck

"The universal insurance coverage we adopted in 2006 was projected to cost taxpayers $88 million a year. However, since this program was adopted in 2006, our health-care costs have in total exceeded $4 billion. The cost of Massachusetts' plan has blown a hole in the Commonwealth's budget. Just last Thursday, Gov. Deval Patrick's office announced a $294 million shortfall related to health-care costs.

If not for federal Medicaid reimbursements and commitments from Washington to prop up this plan, Massachusetts would be broke. The only reason MassCare has survived is that we have been repeatedly bailed out by the federal government. But that raises the question: Who will bail America out if we implement a similar program?"

MSNBC, left-wing "journalists" owe James O'Keefe an apology

Watergate Jr. Comes to Lackluster End: OKeefe, Cohorts Charges Lessened to Single Misdemeanor

O'Keefe Deserves an Apology From MSNBC At the Very Least

Unions Want to Take Over Your 401(k)

"a plan that will centralize all retirement plans for American workers, including private 401(k) plans, under one new retirement system for the United States...

With the uncertainty in today's global economy, creating a whole new federal entitlement for American workers may not be easy to accomplish for these groups or their allies on Capitol Hill and in the Obama administration, as America's creditors are already getting nervous."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obama risks alienating Jewish voters

Barack Hussein Obama II's War Against Israel

Stupid Is As Stupid Does; Obama and Co. Moves To Alienate Israel

Obama risks alienating Jewish voters 4HYdHuYgxydKNwVRDwD9ELDRG00

Obama fools (only) nine percent of Israeli Jews‎


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Obamacare would FORCE taxpayers to pay for elective abortions

"The bill requires that at least one health care plan be promoted across the country that pays for abortions, more abortion funding would come via the affordability credits, and many of the so-called limits on abortion funding in the Senate bill are temporary and could expire or be overturned at a later date.

The Senate health care bill also pays for abortions under the Indian Health Service program.

And it contains the Mikulski amendment that would allow the Obama administration to define abortion as preventative care and force insurance plans to pay for abortions.

Finally, the Senate bill does not contain language needed to offer full conscience protection for pro-life medical workers and facilities."

Democrats are lawless thugs with no respect for the American people

Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) just said this in the most powerful committee of the United States House of Representatives. The people's house:

"There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make 'em up as we go along."

Obama's approval matches record low

23% strongly approve; 44% strongly disapprove

"Each time the President leads a big push for his health care plan, his job approval ratings suffer. While some portions of the plan are popular, others are not. Most voters oppose the proposed Medicare savings (cuts) and the taxes involved. As a result, most voters continue to oppose the legislation. Just 20% of voters believe that most Members of Congress will understand the proposed health care bill before they vote on it. From a political perspective, 50% are less likely to vote for a Member of Congress who supports the health care reform plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vive le Resistance

I liked this story so much, I just had to repost it.

"As he prepped to take Paris, Hitler sent a very special team straight to the Louvre when he’d secured the capital. They burst into the museum ready to loot it, with cameras in tow recording what Hitler expected to be his greatest triumph, the capture of all that art and treasure. Instead, Hitler’s goons found room after empty room, completely cleared of all contents. As the government of France dithered in the leadup to invasion, private citizens took it upon themselves to organize a nascent Resistance, and they removed all that art to underground tunnels, caves, farmhouses, and the like, to deny Hitler his prize. The Resistance formed before Hitler had even overthrown the Republic. And the Resistance remained strong and worked hard every day until both Hitler and the Vichy government were overthrown, and the Republic restored to glory.

THAT is precisely what Americans need to do.

We need to resist the Leftists at every turn."

So what's your game-plan to defeat the Left and restore America?

Abandoning the Democrats

Lifelong Democrats Abandon the Party over Obamacare

"If it truly happens, if Democrats truly do ram through Healthcare Rationing this weekend, that will be it for us and the Democrat party. We will, as of the moment they enact their takedown of America, become officially not only Independents, but we'll brand ourselves firmly as Resistance.

It will become our solid, daily goal to take down the DNC, destroy it, and do unto it what Rome did to Carthage.

We will do this by committing to three primary goals:

(1) Exposing and destroying ACORN in all its forms.

(2) Investigating and exposing every corrupt bargain and backroom deal Democrats engaged in to ram through Healthcare Rationing

(3) Taking down the Democrats' fundraising machine and making life an absolute living Hell for all wealthy people who fund the DNC and its Leftist candidates. We will feature a different Leftist every day, and encourage as many people as possible to direct their ire at the wealthy men, women, and firms who fundraise to keep these Marxists in office.

We will, in fact, build a coast to coast operation to achieve this, making it our mission to cripple the DNC's revenue stream."

Howard Stern: The Dems Are Communists I Will Never Vote For Them Again

Pennsylvania update: Altmire to vote NO

KDKA reports:

Congressman Jason Altmire will vote against the latest version of health care reform when the U.S. House of Representatives votes on the bill this weekend.

Altmire confirmed that he has decided to vote no in a telephone conversation with KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano.

Pennsylvania: Keystone State will be Bellwether State in 2010

Ohio got a lot of press in 2004 because Democrats made unfounded claims of voter fraud. What we forget is that Bush's narrow loss in PA was even closer than Kerry's loss in OH.

So let's look at PA, which could cost Democrats more congressional seats than any other state in 2010. Toomey leads Specter by a healthy margin. Corbett also leads statewide. Corbett's election would really signal a warning sign to the supporters of a government healthcare takeover.

What we should find is that a Republican Attorney General who promotes suing the federal government to BLOCK implementation of Obamacare is highly favorable and popular in a blue state... and the favorite to become governor. Corbett can ride opposition to Obamacare to victory every bit as much as Scott Brown rode to victory by openly declaring that I WILL BE THE 41st vote AGAINST Obamacre!!

Come to think of it, is there any state in the Big Ten in which Republicans can't win the governor seat? Democrats' tax-and-spend schemes have failed. And Democrats' cap-and-tax schemes would cause even more damage to the "Rust Belt". For that matter, it was Democrats' slavishness to unions and bureaucrats and environmental extremists and high taxes and oppressive government regulation that turned the Great Lakes into the great Rust Belt.

But Pennsylvania should be a great test case.

Opposition to Obamacare is very strong

New Poll Finds Americans Really, Really Don’t Like Obamacare

· Most Americans oppose (81%) health care reforms that would increase insurance premiums for healthy people to offset premiums of people who wait until they are diagnosed with an illness to purchase insurance.

· Eight Americans in ten (81%) oppose allowing the government to decide what kind of health care coverage Americans are able to purchase.

· Most Americans (87%) oppose having a government panel recommend or decide what medical procedures or medical advances your doctor or health plan can or cannot use. (ed: this would include the "death panels" that the left likes to PRETEND don't exist in the bill --- but they do!!)

· More than eight Americans in ten (84%) support reforms that would allow people to buy health insurance where it is the least expensive, such as across state lines.

---) Government healthcare is extremely unpopular. And it is unpopular because the government goes too far in abridging the liberty of the American people, NOT because (like some on the left claim) it doesn't goo "far enough".


OPPOSITION to the Democrats' healthScare bill is rising faster than support. As many as 38 states may sue the federal government to block implementation of the insurance mandate.






Health care isn't even popular in Obama's adopted home, deep-blue Illinois. "Illinois voters, by a 52 percent to 39 percent margin, oppose the massive health care reform bill in its current form, preferring Congress pass smaller bills that address individual problems in a step-by-step approach."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mandating Health Insurance is Wrong for America

Hazards of the Individual Health Care Mandate

Mandatory Health Insurance:Wrong for Massachusetts, Wrong for America

The Failure of RomneyCare

Obama bribes congressmen with water?

California's central valley is being allowed more water by the federal government as its congressmen announce their votes for Obamacare.

Obama's disapproval higher than approval

Disapprove 48, Approve 47

Strongly disapprove 42, Strongly Approve 24

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1984: A Review

While 1984 is now considered a cautionary tale about totalitarianism, it should be remembered that Orwell was an ardent socialist. Perhaps the most important (and least discussed) element of the story of 1984 is the doublethink of its author: Orwell's ability to condemn an outcome, while advocating its cause. Even as Orwell portrayed the corruption of socialist government in Animal Farm and the cruelty of totalitarian government in 1984, he insisted that these are perversions of socialism, rather than the inevitable fruit of socialism.

This is the same foolish idea as Marx had; that human nature is malleable and can be forced to adapt to a socialist zeitgeist. Sadly, many people suffer the same delusion today: believing that government has the right to mold human nature rather than the responsibility to yield to human nature and respect our natural rights. Socialists do not like that human nature opposes slavery (i.e. socialism) and insist that with enough socialist indoctrination and through the force of socialist government, human nature can be remade to love subjugation.

When we look to the troubling conclusion, it appears to be a break from the tradition of a successful resolution for the hero of the novel. Just as Brave New World ended with the State purging its misfits from its midst, 1984 ends with the arrest and reeducation of its misfit. Could it be that this was a successful conclusion in the mind of a socialist? Could it be that socialists are so wedded to their ideology that they have lost the ability to sympathize with human rights to liberty and freedom of conscience and would rather sympathize with the State? What if the ending reveals that the hero of a socialist novel was never meant to be the individual; is the hero in fact the State?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Understanding the Nature of "Rights"

The left's dependence on government to "provide" their "rights" proves that they don't understand the nature of liberty and rights at all.

read: Health Care and the Left’s Perverted Definition of ‘Rights’