Healthcare Post Passage, Part I

So as you probably know, the US House of Non-Representatives voted by a margin of 219-212 in favor of taking over the healthcare of this country. I am perhaps most disappointed in the fact that by doing so they blatantly ignored what I and a vast majority of Americans wanted.

I want, then, to take a look at insurance. After all, this is the main reason the bill was passed- MILLIONS of Americans cannot get coverage. If you followed the debate from last year the number of uninsured dropped from 47 million to 32 million. How did that happen?

Did we change something? Did our system magically cover 15 million previously uninsured? I doubt it. More likely the reason is because the President knows the number is bogus all around. It has already been shown where the numbers come from and the real number is around 10-12 million.

Still, that is a lot of folks. An entire 4% of our population. It stands to reason why we should uproot our entire system. 96% of America is living large while these poor Four-Percenters are getting the shaft. Much better to be BROAD AND SWEEPING than FOCUSED AND TARGETED.

But I digress.

I want to discuss insurance as it has been displayed. First, the claim that the insurance companies are evil and greedy. They are out there raising rates at 40% just because they can; and at a time when America is really hurting.

Ok, so WHY did Anthem Blue Cross of California do that? Note that this was only for PRIVATE policies. No one under group (i.e. employer) plans was affected. President Obama even said it was unconscionable and chastised them for doing so. Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius berate them because they raised rates after a whopping 2 BILLION dollar profit in 2009.

Wow. A profit of 2 BILLION! What was this company thinking? Taking a massive 2.2% profit while poor Americans are suffering. They are not like those wonderful guys over at McDonalds, who’s 10% profit margin is TOTALLY different. I would like to note that in the Balance Sheet of Anthem (their annual financial report) they sold a property for around 3 billion dollars. So that means (to the mathematically challenged) that Anthem actually LOST money.

Fire people or raise rates? As a business person, you have to do what is best for your business. I don’t claim to say that Anthem was right in the size of their rate increase. I am not privileged to their insider projections. But for once, just ONCE, can we quit demonizing everyone we disagree with and have a normal debate?

More tomorrow as we look at the Left comparing Healthcare mandates to driving insurance mandates.

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Party Time, American Style

UPDATE: Check out the live tweets!

UPDATE: The pictures and videos roll in!

April 15th has traditionally been looked at with dread by many people. It is the day when the taxman cometh and taketh away all our hard earned wealth. Not to sound all EXTREMIST or anything, but has ANYONE ever found the law that says we are REQUIRED to pay Federal Income Taxes? After all, if the CONSTITUTION says that the only taxes authorized to be levied are direct (which must be apportioned- i.e. equal for all) and indirect (which are taxes on items that can be avoided, like gas and tobacco) then where are Federal Income Taxes (which are graduated, based on income) authorized?

Answer? They are not. We are not required by LAW to pay them. Of course, in saying so I shall now be toted off to a re-education camp, labeled a radical right-wing extremist and/or written off as a loon. Still, if you have the law available, may I read it? After that I will bring it to the Supreme Court, who has ruled numerous times that the Federal Income tax is not in law anywhere. Well, technically, they say that the 16th amendment never gave congress power to levy NEW forms of tax- i.e. Federal Income Tax. (And one district court judge, in 2003, commented that the amendment has never been properly ratified by the states!)

So any help you can give is appreciated. The more who visit and comment, the more I learn. So help me out here!

I hope to see you in Orlando today. It is going to be an EXTREMIST EXTREMELY great time.

Michelle Malkin has a great piece on the evolution of these events. Read the article, because you won’t find the information in the MSM anywhere (unless you are lucky).

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Homeland Security Targets Conservatism

UPDATE: The American Legion doesn’t like this any more than the rest of us do.

UPDATE2: Andrew McCarthy has a great article about why we need to hold DHS accountable.

UPDATE3: The DHS is even more stupid than we thought.

I am a Conservative American.

I believe that it is my duty to ensure my children live a better life than I did; it is NOT THEIR duty to pay so I can live beyond my means.

I believe that life begins at conception. Abortion is murder in the eyes of God- and me.

I believe that the current policies being enacted by our current government are designed to undermine my rights as a citizen and enslave everyone to a one-world, government-owned state.

Because of these beliefs, the Department of Homeland Security now targets me and others of my viewpoint as “Rightwing Extremists”. Under cover of a lie- a lie that says they have done the same for “Leftwing Extremists” they have published a report dictating just who we are and what we stand for (and against).

To make matters scarier, they are even planning to do in-dept study to see just were in teh country the most radicalized people are found.

Big government is good? If you were afraid of what Bush was doing to our constitution, then you should be petrified of this.

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New Obama Ties To ACORN

UPDATE: Kansas Secretary of State candidate calls ACORN a criminal enterprise.

Before you start screaming RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIIIIIIISSSSST, I am not saying that an association with a radical, left-wing, fraud-promoting group is BAD. I will say, however, that a judge who will affect (or, more likely in this case effect) interpretation of the Constitution should not have any direct ties to croups like this.

However, Glorious Leader has once again proven that he cares not so much for the following of our founding document as finding people who are willing to trample all over it or, at worst, find ways to circumvent its meanings.

His first judicial appointment shows that he truly does want America to Change. His nominee actually went out and held fund raisers for ACORN. Surely the TOTUS can tell Glorious Leader to pick an actual impartial judge? Someone, say, NOT from Chicago? Unfortunately, fixing his change will be a massive undertaking.

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Doom And Gloom?

Glorious Leader has sent his resident tax-cheat-in-charge out to pump us up regarding the next phase of the unbeatable plan to ruin our economy. “The latest attempt to tackle the banking crisis and get loans flowing to families and businesses will create a new government entity, the Public-Private Investment Program, to help purchase as much as $1 trillion in toxic assets on banks’ books.” says FOX news.

Is it me? Or are the idiots in congress just completely clueless about things? The problem is not a lack of money out there, it is a lack of trust. Get people doing things that business and industry feels will work, and watch things begin to turn around. All that is going to happen is runaway inflation. Why can a retired enlisted guy with just a community college education see it, but movers and shakers of the financial world cannot?

The answer? They can.

If you read what foreign papers (and even Time magazine) you will see that behind the scenes, banks and financial powerhouses are trying to force the world into a globally run banking industry.

Russia and others want a new, global currency where the entire world pays into. What does this mean for us? We would be paying taxes to a global government made up of financial corporations and banks. Instead of your tax dollars helping California (a bad thing if you live in Florida anyway) it would go to help, say, Poland, or the U.K. or Kenya. We would be at the mercy of institutions like the UN or Bilderberg.

Conservatives are taking a stand, but they will need our help.

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Revolution Is At Hand

3/24/2009 UPDATE: Michelle Malkin lets us know that these Obamabots are not even making a blip on congressional radar.

The establishment (congress) has turned its eyes and ears from the people it presumes to serve. They have, for too long, shunned us, making laws and regulations contrary to the will of the people. They have begun the war in earnest, crafting shadowy plans and movements in the effort to shout down and turn attention from the freedom fighters who, across the country, have been meeting in houses, at local town halls, in private businesses and along the shores of lakes.

With the rapid outcry just scarcely gaining momentum, the knee-jerk reaction of the administration is predictable. They fear us, for We Surround Them. Arm in arm, side by side we stand to make our voices heard. We shall not and cannot be silenced or dimmed, for whatever tactic they choose, we are prepared to retaliate a hundred fold. We are a government of, by and for the People, though they in the hallowed halls of our forefathers seem to think that this ‘passing fad’ and all shall return to the status quo shortly.

Let me be not the first nor last to respond by saying fear not, sirs, we are here for the long haul. You shall listen and you shall take heed, or you shall be removed from your precious throne of power. This is not some trivial collective bargain to which you can so easily dismiss us to the handling of your lower servants. This is a war to take back what is constitutionally ours. Battles shall be waged, and some lost for sure. But take heed now, lest you miss the point- there is no price we are not willing to pay in wresting from you the very freedom you wish to subvert.

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‘Stimulus’ Bypasses State Regulations

So the governor of a state, much like the president, has control of the state’s budget. The congress submits and he approves or disapproves.

Well, until now, that is. Buried in the ‘stimulus’ is a provision that says a governor cannot stop the state from taking the stimulus money if the congress says they want it.

In other words, the governor cannot veto it.

Now why would they say this? Because one governor has the balls to stand up and say his state will refuse any money from the government.

Nice to know that states are still sovereign. Remember when we used to be a REPUBLIC? States did not have to follow the government if they did not want?

Cue broken record voice.

Thanks to all of those who voted for HopenChange. You are about to get it big time.

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