By Kay B. Day
Just when you think Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) has managed to calm himself, he pops right back up again with an outrage that is probably designed for nothing more than getting attention. But his latest media moment tops his “K-Street whore” remark and even his claim Republicans want you to die.
Grayson once more wades into the Twilight Zone regarding conservatives. During an interview with Channel 9 TV (Central Fla.), Grayson asks the interviewer why you would want to put people in charge of government who don’t want to govern. “You wouldn’t expect to see al Qaeda members as pilots.”
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By Kay B. Day
by Kay B. Day
Somebody should’ve given filmmaker Michael Moore a dictionary before he set out to make his latest film. He should have titled the film ‘Cronyism’ instead of ‘Capitalism.’He seems to confuse the two terms. ‘Capitalism’ is defined by Encarta as “an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competitive market and motivation by profit.”
A story at CNN said Moore has an “eight figure-net worth,” and I haven’t seen announcements he plans to re-distribute his wealth anytime soon. Same goes for the tax-loving Democrats who control Congress—their latest ploy is another ‘sin tax’ on soft drinks. I don’t like sweet drinks, so I can be objective here. A new tax is not the answer. Government reform is the real answer and no politician to date has the [insert your favorite male anatomy vulgarism here] to take on true government reform. That would involve cutting spending. Dems are completely incapable of doing that and I don’t see the GOP braving that battle either, unfortunately.
As he travels the townhall circuit in an attempt to sell a pig in a poke to American taxpayers, President Barack Obama has made it clear he wants action on healthcare “reform.” Unfortunately HR 3200 isn’t reform—it’s a bureaucratic entanglement that will continue to push private premiums through the roof.
HR 3200, the bill closest to actual passage, is a complete disaster. READ THE BILL if you don’t believe me. The Democratic Congress, led by elderly entrenched insiders, has let the president down. Dems should own up to that as well.
What Obama and his colleagues do not disclose: if you have private health insurance instead of two disastrous public programs known as Medicare and Medicaid, you will pay more because you subsidize those government programs. Both entitlement programs are bound for fiscal disaster and administrations past and present know it. When the baby boomers hit eldercare, quality will suffer because the system is somewhat strained at present in some geographic areas.
Government never should have intruded into healthcare as a provider in the first place—and if you don’t think the feds are a provider you are buying rhetoric rather than reality. The only people government should give welfare to are those who are truly unable to care for themselves.
Democratic politicos are outraged when people show up at townhalls to ask questions and vent about healthcare legislation. Bluechip media—including major networks with anchors who worked for Democratic power figures—are doing their best to demonize American citizens concerned about an issue that will cost us all more money and likely render less services. When Congress resumes, HR 3200 and other proposals can change, and no one really knows what the big spenders will do when they return.
HR 3200 appears to be the primary framework for healthcare “reform.” If Dems really wanted to, they could’ve passed whatever they wanted to—they have absolute control of the government at present.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-declared “democratic socialist”, was on C-SPAN Tuesday morning, pushing government insurance. Sanders, according to his US Senate website, wants “a single-payer, state-administered system.” Few Americans (and probably even fewer legislators) are aware of some facts in reports from the US Census and the Congressional Budget Office. In the interest of clarity on a top issue in President Barack Obama’s campaign promise chest, here are a few facts and figures about the government's latest grab for the health insurance market in America.
(Washington, D. C.)—Despite the carnival atmosphere in Washington at the moment, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) managed to keep his wits intact and he called the Democratic “recovery” aka “stimulus” bill exactly what it is—a “three trillion dollar mistake.” Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) pointed out a troubling fact during a floor speech opposing the bill—“1100 pages not one member of this body has read.” Boehner also reminded House members the bill was not posted online as promised for the public to read it. What does this bill really mean to the American people?
I’ve said our current Congress is the worst in history and every day my belief is confirmed. The Committee on Education and Labor has been taking testimony about the losses in 401k plans. What the committee overlooks is the inherent risk in such a plan. If you invest in instruments or plans that may offer a high return you are agreeing to risk. Note that you are responsible for managing your 401k.
When the mortgage industry tanked due to the goverment's worst plans ever (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae), a lot of 401k plans declined in value. I believe many union plans were affected. But in a crisis, bureaucrats see an opportunity to put their hands in your pockets.