So do you believe what the president said BEFORE he was elected? Or after he was elected? If you have any doubts about the intention of the currently proposed health care plan and this president…keep watching the video over and over and over…he did NOT equivocate. He did tell us what he wanted to do.
After 8 months of back and forth indecision about investigating allegations of CIA alleged “torture” a decision has finally been made…a special prosecutor has finally been appointed by Eric Holder at the DOJ…and this after the president said he wanted to look to the future. Just who is running things in the White House after all? So here we go again. Is anyone else as positive as I am that this is a wag-the-dog, change-the-conversation, get-health-care-off-front-page-news, gimmick?
Now…don’t make me run my big comfy chair torture video again! See it here.
This photo is allegedly from outside the cafeteria of Punahou School where President Barack Obama attended. Source at TheObamaFile.com says he scratched these words into the pavement in the late 1970’s. If true, pictures certainly do tell a story.
This is an excellent piece from the PowerLine blog, reprinted here. It should give us all pause.
After fifty years of socialism, Cuba’s economy has regressed to the point where its government is now encouraging farmers to plow with oxen. Government-owned oxen. Cuba gets 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Venezuela, for free, but still can’t afford to run its small supply of tractors (also government-owned).
“I am thankful for the revolution,” 52-year-old [Zenaida Leon] said. “But we don’t get boots, tools, irrigation that works.”
Socialism is the most inept, most destructive system of organization ever devised by mankind. Why would we even consider turning our health care system over to its discredited principles?
What’s the medical equivalent of plowing with oxen? Maybe someday our grandchildren will wait in line to be bled by leeches or have their teeth extracted with pliers.
UPDATE: The point is reinforced by Theodore Dalrymple, a British doctor, in the Wall Street Journal. He compares human health care (socialized) with veterinary health care (free market) in Great Britain:
In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to compare the human and veterinary health services of Great Britain, and on the whole it is better to be a dog.
Ok, here’s the final installment of this commentary on the Health Care bill. Sorry I had to deviate and post some other interesting things going on in the country. I hope these postings have enlightened everyone about what is going on with this bill and what this administration intends to do.
PG 913-914 Government starts a health care affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.
PG 915 SEC. 2251. Government MANDDATES Cultural and linguistic competency training for health care professionals.
Pg 932 The Government will establish Preventative and Wellness Trust fund- initial cost of $30,800,000,000 billion.
PG 935 21-22 Government will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. Control YOU!!
PG 936 Government will develop “Healthy People and National Public Health Performance Standards” Tell me what to eat?
(NOTE FROM RJ—This is no joke—the government will be able to actually mandate what you can eat or not eat. This could be helpful for some, but do we want the government doing it? What is the most fat and out of shape entity on the planet? The Federal Government. What kind of shape do you think the bureaucrats will be in who mandate such for everyone else?)
PG 942 Lines 22-25 More government? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Svc, Minority Health, Women’s Health
PG 950- 980 BIG GOVERNMENT core pub health infrastructure including workforce capacity, lab systems, health info sys, etc.
PG 993 Government will establish school based health clinics. Your kids won’t have a chance.
PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment. Say government brainwash!
PG 1001 The government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?
Mathew D. Staver*
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Liberty Counsel Liberty University School of Law
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Mathew Staver’s summary has been “reviewed, revised and adapted” from the original authored by Peter Fleckstein and posted on FreeRepublic.com and at this blog page http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/
This is from the American Thinker site and written by a doctor. I found it very informative and enlightening.
Article by Zane F. Pollard, M.D.
First off, the government has involved very few of us physicians in the healthcare debate. While the American Medical Association has come out in favor of the plan, it is vital to remember that the AMA only represents 17% of the American physician workforce.
I have taken care of Medicaid patients for 35 years while representing the only pediatric ophthalmology group left in Atlanta, Georgia that accepts Medicaid. For example, in the past 6 months I have cared for three young children on Medicaid who had corneal ulcers. This is a potentially blinding situation because if the cornea perforates from the infection, almost surely blindness will occur. In all three cases the antibiotic needed for the eradication of the infection was not on the approved Medicaid list.
Each time I was told to fax Medicaid for the approval forms, which I did. Within 48 hours the form came back to me which was sent in immediately via fax, and I was told that I would have my answer in 10 days. Of course by then each child would have been blind in the eye. Read more….