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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

With Shades of Jeremiah Wright


Israel Feeling Ongoing Hatred From Anti-Semites in White House.

Mounting Problems

You think our trillion dollar annual deficit spells doom for America?

Or that Moody's warning to the U.S. government that it is risking financial suicide if it doesn't control its out-of-control spending might bode ill for the country?

Or that unfunded state and local government retiree pension obligations guarantee disaster for this once-great country of ours?

Well, add this (from Hot Air) to the host of nails in that coffin:


All this added together means the government can't print enough paper to cover all the promises it's made.  Not even close.

Oh, and we're about to give free health care to millions of people who are currently uninsured.

This is the kind of stuff that epic disaster movies are made of.

It's The Message All Right

Obama thinks that if he'd just given the American people a more "transparent" look at his health care proposal(s), they'd be rallying 'round.  The legislation is good for us, he thinks, and we just haven't gotten a good understanding of that which he's trying to accomplish.

Oh, the delusion.

We know full well what he's trying to do to us and we reject him and his flimflammery.

Robert J. Samuelson (in "Obama's illusions of cost-control"):
One job of presidents is to educate Americans about crucial national problems. On health care, Barack Obama has failed. Almost everything you think you know about health care is probably wrong or, at least, half wrong. Great simplicities and distortions have been peddled in the name of achieving "universal health coverage." The miseducation has worsened as the debate approaches its climax.

How often, for example, have you heard the emergency-room argument? The uninsured, it's said, use emergency rooms for primary care. That's expensive and ineffective. Once they're insured, they'll have regular doctors. Care will improve; costs will decline. Everyone wins. Great argument. Unfortunately, it's untrue.

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You probably think that insuring the uninsured will dramatically improve the nation's health. The uninsured don't get care or don't get it soon enough. With insurance, they won't be shortchanged; they'll be healthier. Simple.

Think again.

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Though it seems compelling, covering the uninsured is not the health-care system's major problem. The big problem is uncontrolled spending, which prices people out of the market and burdens government budgets. Obama claims his proposal checks spending. Just the opposite. When people get insurance, they use more health services. Spending rises.

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He's telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know.
You may recall, this whole debate started with Obama promising to control rising health care costs. Now, a year later, he's on the verge of foisting upon us a massive tax increase that will go into effect immediately to cover "benefits" that won't start being offered for years into the future. Benefits that in reality will have no appreciable effect on the rate of health care cost increases. We will end up paying more in taxes and more for health care.

And Obama thinks his problem with us is the packaging of his message.

We got the message, pal, loud and clear.

I Have an Idea. Let's Call It The Democratic Party!

What a marvelous idea.

I've been following the "coffee party" story rather closely in recent days.  It interests me only because there are some people involved that consider themselves smarter than the rest of us - otherwise known as Democrats - who think they're on to something.  If the Tea Party movement can sweep the nation and bring in amalgam tens of thousands of American voters into the streets, they figure they can pull off the same phenomenon.  Like phenomena can be planned and executed.  It's just too funny not to watch.

A quote from Dan Riehl sums it up:

"This Coffee Party effort has to be the first grassroots effort I've ever seen where just about all the organizers come right out of official Democrat, or Far Left politics. Hmm."

The Tea Party movement - as any "member" will tell you - is not affiliated with either party.  In fact, truth be known, most participants in their rallies are mad as hell at both political parties.

But this Coffee Party thing is different.  It's made up - at least so far - of Democratic Party activists.

I ask you:  Why not call it the Democratic Party and escape the confusion?

What a neat idea!