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WW II versus Obamacare

The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japa...The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor. The ship is resting on the harbor bottom. The supporting structure of the forward tripod mast has collapsed after the forward magazine exploded. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,  invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy , won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany .

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

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The Hypocrisy of the Right

Commentary By Bob Barney:

The hypocrisy of the so-called conservative right over this latest Obamacare fiasco just cannot continue with some sort of realistic commentary. Before I go into the Plain Truth about this particular issue that has the entire country in a fuss, I want to say that Obamacare and any such mandate is unconstitutional, and I agree with those fighting against the implementation of this fascist farce and sincerely hope that the Supreme Court will do their job and strike the entire deal out. That being said that down right ignorance of the right, or worse yet, the possible misrepresentation of this contraception issue in the light of their support of the Patriot Act 10 years ago just cannot stand with someone ranting to heaven over the lying and misrepresentation taking place.



Issue one. If a church had a belief that surgery of any kind was against God's will and refused to allow any of their employees working in their schools from having an insurance which covered surgery, would any of these right-winged pundits be arguing against the government mandating against that belief? Am I not right? Sean Hannity would not be defending those “kooks” who would not allow modern medicine to their non-believing members, would he? Be honest with yourselves. If contraception is a religious matter, so too is the religious view that no surgery can be performed. Our laws can only be concerned what is legal, constitutionally and not what is right or wrong religiously. I believe abortion is murder. This is NOT a religious view any more than my belief that killing your ten year old child should be outlawed because it morally wrong. Murder is not a religious matter, it is a state secular issue! So to is contraception and abortion.


We as a society must hold life sacred and rule when life begins. If it is a medical fact that life begins at conception, and the majority are in agreement, then abortion should be illegal on the grounds of murder and not what some Pope, or holy Joe thinks about it. If contraception is not killing a life in a secular view, then our Constitution requires that the government stay out of the issue. In this country religion plays no part of the regulation of the law. Yes, Christ is coming back here someday as king, and He will rule as a king (He won't be “elected”) but our nation does not allow any religion to have preeminence over any other. In fact, I do not even believe tax exemptions for any religion is legal! All churches should pay the taxes of anyone else. Not to get off the point, because it really doesn't matter much because there should be no income taxes or property taxes of any kind (that is for a different day).


Here is my beef. The Patriot Act, started by President Bush and supported by almost every Republican at the time is more of an outrage against your and my freedom than anything Obamacare can do to you! When they allowed the illegal Act (which in no way is patriotic) to become the law of the land, you lost rights you don't even realize you had. Are you aware that the FBI can right out by hand their own search warrant without a judge? And after they give you that search warrant, you cannot tell anybody about it, not even your lawyer! Did you know that? Are you aware that you can be held for the rest of your life without ever being charged? That the FBI can hold you for 99 or more and never let you talk to a lawyer! Are you aware that this act allows you to be killed without due process of law? And you conservatives are worried about who is going to pay for a birth control pill that is going to be taken anyway? Get real, and get your priorities straight. This entire episode being played out is just another, in a long line of attempts to take away your freedom!


It is about time that Americans start to use the brains that God gave them and start asking questions of everyone. I know few trust me, yet I have have given you more truth today than almost anyone you are listening too. Start asking questions. Have you proven global warming? How about lead paint causing birth defects? Evolution, the idea that oil is a fossil fuel, or that God of the Bible is just a fairytale?

Why Doesn't Everyone Know Jan Schakowsky's Husband Wrote ObamaCare in Jail?

I know who's got my vote for the cutest couple since Bonnie and Clyde. It's the larcenous lovebirds from Chicago: Jan Schakowsky, the most far-left member of Congress, and her bank robber husband, Robert Creamer, who wrote Obamacare in jail.

What a romance! She waited as he served time for sixteen counts of bank fraud, selflessly devoting herself to trying to impeach Dick Cheney and to showering federal funds on her biggest, most ethically challenged contributors.


And he persevered inside the graybar hotel, aflame with the inspiration that became Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win, a 628-page manual for how "to reshape the structure of one-sixth of the American economy" -- namely, health care.


Endorsed by David Axelrod and SEIU honcho Andrew Stern, Stand Up Straight! gave Democrats the perfect voodoo recipe of lies, lies, and boiled frog's eyes they used to cook up ObamaCare.

PROOF! Destruction planned for private insurance interests

By Aaron Klein
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Frank Llewellyn

A socialist organization with close ties to Barack Obama has outlined a plan to turn the president's health-care legislation into a government-run system that will ultimately eliminate private insurance companies.

Obama's health-care bill "should create millions of new stakeholders in a health-care system governed by democratically established rules rather than by the fiats of private insurers," wrote Frank Llewellyn, national director of Democratic Socialists of America.

Writing in the latest issue of the socialist Democratic Left magazine, Llewellyn said "progressives" must use Obama's health-care legislation "to build support for the elimination of private insurers."

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Bush daughter 'glad' Obama health care passed


Barbara Bush with her father, former President George W. Bush, in 
Barbara Bush with her father, former President George W. Bush, in 2008.

(CNN) -

One of the daughters of former President George W. Bush isn't following the Republican Party line when it comes to the issue of the health care legislation that cleared Congress last spring without any GOP support.

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Barbara Bush said she's "glad" Democrats passed the massive spending measure and President Barack Obama signed it into law.

"Why do, basically, people with money have good health care and why do people who live on lower salaries not have good health care?" the 28-year old said. "Health should be a right for everyone."

Asked specifically what she though about the president's health care initiative, Bush replied with a smile, "That is a good question - obviously the health care reform bill was highly debated by a lot of people and I guess I'm glad the bill was passed."

The Democratic health care effort was deeply opposed by Republican members of Congress who derided its more-than $800 billion price tag and said it will do little to contain health rising care costs down the road.

Bush runs the Global Health Corps, a nonprofit group that aims to connect "outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in order to promote global health equity," according to the organization's website.

In the same interview, Bush said she doesn't see herself ever running for political office.

Who's packing ERs? Not the uninsured

One in five people in the United States visit an emergency room every year, and most of them have health insurance of some kind, according to a U.S. government survey released on Wednesday.

The survey contradicts a common perception that emergency rooms are packed with uninsured people and illegal immigrants. It also rejects some claims that people are using the emergency department for routine care -- just 10 percent of visits were for non-urgent causes.

"In 2007, approximately one in five persons in the U.S. population had one or more emergency department visits in a 12-month period," the report from the National Center for Health Statistics reads.

"Among the under-65 population, the uninsured were no more likely than the insured to have had at least one emergency department visit in a 12-month period."

Tamyra Carroll Garcia and colleagues at the center used two large national surveys of healthcare use in 2007 for their study.

"Since 1996, demand for emergency services in the United States has been rising," they wrote.

"While the number of emergency departments (EDs) across the country has decreased, the number of ED visits has increased. As a result, EDs are experiencing higher patient volume and overcrowding, and patients seeking care are experiencing longer wait times," they added.

"As national health care costs continue to rise and policymakers become increasingly interested in ways to make the health care system more efficient, it is important to understand the characteristics of those individuals who use EDs -- often in place of other sources of ambulatory care."

They found that the more income people had, the less likely they were to ever visit an emergency room. People over 75 and blacks were the most likely to visit emergency rooms.

The American College of Emergency Physicians published a survey this month showing that 61 percent of emergency doctors surveyed believe U.S. healthcare reform will send even more people to emergency departments.

Only 1 percent of the 1,800 doctors surveyed thought visits would decrease. And 47 percent said the reforms signed into law in March would worsen overcrowding in emergency rooms.

"It's important to note the report finds that having a usual source of medical care, such as a primary care provider, does not affect the number of times people under age 65 visit the emergency department," Dr. Angela Gardner, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said of Wednesday's report.


A 'duty to die'?

Thomas Sowell

One of the many fashionable notions that have caught on among some of the intelligentsia is that old people have "a duty to die," rather than become a burden to others.

This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table. Already the government-run medical system in Britain is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly. Moreover, it seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when American medical care is taken over by the government.

Make no mistake about it: letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly.


There was a time -- fortunately, now long past -- when some desperately poor societies had to abandon old people to their fate, because there was just not enough margin for everyone to survive. Sometimes the elderly themselves would simply go off from their family and community to face their fate alone.

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Health care law's massive, hidden tax change

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.

Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.

The stealth change radically alters the nature of 1099s and means businesses will have to issue millions of new tax documents each year.

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N.Y. Times columnist: Death panels will save 'a lot of money'

Editor's note: Notice that those "death panels" that Sarah Palin was blasted over, by these libs claiming they were not in Obamacare, now are in the bill! And the libs love it!  The Bible says, "those that loves death, hates God!"  Consider that! These people are evil.

Left-leaning economic commentator Paul Krugman says the so-called "death panels" established by President Obama's trillion-dollar nationalized health-care plan will end up saving "a lot of money" for the government.

The comments from Krugman, who writes on the New York Times blogs, came during a discussion of "Obamacare" about the time it was adopted by Congress.

He was appearing on ABC's "Roundtable."  more plus video..........

Romneycare and Obamacare are the same whether Graham admits it or not

When newly elected Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts attacked the Democrats’ healthcare plan during the Republican address two weeks ago, Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said on ABC’s This Week: “Let me note that Sen. Brown comes from a state that has a healthcare format in his state that is similar to the one we’re trying to enact here. He voted for it and said he wouldn’t repeal it. So we’re just trying to give the people in America the same opportunities that the people in Massachusetts have.”

Visibly agitated when appearing on the same program, Sen. Lindsey Graham said of Axelrod’s comments: “The American people are getting tired of this crap. No way in the world is what they did in Massachusetts like what we’re about to do in Washington. To suggest that Scott Brown is basically campaigning against the bill in Washington that is like the one in Massachusetts is complete spin.”

Americans are indeed tired of lying politicians, but the only crap being put forth here is by Graham. And it’s not just Axelrod who is pointing out the similarities between the Democrats’ healthcare plan and Mitt Romney’s Republican model — everyone is.

Let’s start with the liberals. The popular blog Think Progress notes: “Both plans require people to purchase coverage, and both provide affordability credits to those who can’t afford insurance. Both create insurance exchanges, both establish minimum creditable coverage standards for insurers, and both require employers to contribute towards reform.”

Making similar observations from a conservative perspective, The American Spectator’s Philip Klein writes: “If Obamacare passes, Romney will be left telling angry primary voters that the only real difference between the two plans is that he implemented his policies at the state level, while Obama did it through the federal government. It’s sort of like saying, ‘As governor, I raised state income taxes, but the thought of raising federal income taxes — that’s an outrage!’”  read more>>>>>>>>>

Americans will be required to buy under the law will cost $12,000 per year.

The average family plan will cost $15,200.

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 on Sunday night to socialize health care in the United States, making the government the paymaster of, and giving it sweeping regulatory authority over, the U.S. health care industry which represents one-sixth of the U.S. economy.


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Caterpillar: Health care bill would cost it $100M

Caterpillar Inc. said the health-care overhaul legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would increase the company's health-care costs by more than $100 million in the first year alone.

In a letter Thursday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio, Caterpillar urged lawmakers to vote against the plan "because of the substantial cost burdens it would place on our shareholders, employees and retirees."

Caterpillar, the world's largest construction machinery manufacturer by sales, said it's particularly opposed to provisions in the bill that would expand Medicare taxes and mandate insurance coverage. The legislation would require nearly all companies to provide health insurance for their employees or face large fines.

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Mark Levin: We will sue over health-care trick

Action prepared to be filed 'the moment the House acts'

Mark Levin

A lawsuit has been prepared by the Landmark Legal Foundation to be filed as soon as – and if – members of the U.S. House use a trick that has been dubbed the "Slaughter rule" to advance President Obama's vision of socialized health care in the United States. The action was announced today by Mark R. Levin, the president of the foundation, who said the use of the so-called "deem and pass," "self-executing," or "Slaughter rule" to enact H.R. 3590 would result in an immediate legal challenge.

"If this tactic is employed, Landmark will immediately sue the president, Attorney General Eric Holder and other relevant cabinet members to prevent them from instituting this unconstitutional contrivance," the announcement said.

The institution, in fact, already has posted a draft of its legal challenge online.

The plan, which has found favor with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because "people won't have to vote on the Senate bill," would allow the U.S. House to simply "deem" the Senate proposal approved in the House without an up-or-down vote on the plan.

Obama received $20 million from healthcare industry in 2008 campaign

Almost three times the amount given to McCain.. Just Plain Ole Corruption

While some sunlight has been shed on the hefty sums shoveled into congressional campaign coffers in an effort to influence the Democrats' massive healthcare bill, little attention has been focused on the far larger sums received by President Barack Obama while he was a candidate in 2008.

A new figure, based on an exclusive analysis created for Raw Story by the Center for Responsive Politics, shows that President Obama received a staggering $20,175,303 from the healthcare industry during the 2008 election cycle, nearly three times the amount of his presidential rival John McCain. McCain took in $7,758,289, the Center found.  MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>

Negotiators ponder tax that angered unions

Health care negotiators are looking at options for easing a proposed health insurance tax that has angered organized labor, including the possibility of a new levy on the investment earnings of upper-income people.

The idea is to extend the Medicare payroll tax — which now applies only to income from wages — to cover some of the investment earnings of couples making more than $250,000 a year, and individuals earning above $200,000, a Democratic official said Tuesday. That would make up lost revenue from scaling back the insurance tax.  MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

Obamacare Speech in a Nutshell

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Obamacare Supporter bites off man's finger!

An opponent of government healthcare programs had part of a finger bit off during a fight at a pro-healthcare-reform rally this week in Thousand Oaks.

William Rice, 65, of Newbury Park was with a small group of counter-protesters at a vigil Wednesday night organized by Moveon.org when a man bit off part of his left pinky finger during a scuffle, authorities said. Doctors were unable to reattach Rice’s finger.

Sheriff’s detectives Thursday were still looking for the man who bit Rice. Investigators also were sifting through conflicting accounts of the incident, but Rice acknowledged that he threw the first punch.


Nazis for Me, but Not for Thee

Why shouldn’t socialized medicine prompt comparisons to National Socialism?

By Andrew C. McCarthy

It’s this week’s fashion on the left, and among such fashionably contemplative moderates as Mort Kondracke, to blast Rush Limbaugh for comparing Democrats to the Nazis. It’s no surprise that the Obama hardcores are misrepresenting the sequence and substance of events, but I would have hoped that Kondracke would at least have noted that Rush’s comparison — even if Kondracke thought it unwise — was neither gratuitous nor demagogic.

To recap, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, started this episode by comparing American citizens who oppose Obamacare to the Nazis and asserting that her political opponents were donning “swastikas.” (Sen. Barbara Boxer simultaneously ripped Obamacare dissenters for their Brooks Brothers suits — it’s not altogether clear where on the twill the swastika goes.) Pelosi’s tactic was the shopworn smear we on the right have dealt with for six decades. There is no conceivable substantive connection between opposition to Obamacare and German National Socialism — they are antithetical. By invoking the Nazis, Pelosi was patently slandering dissenters as racist thugs.

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