Monday, August 17, 2009

WFB Jr. Sums Congress Up

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I was over at Richard Brookhiser's(a fine historian, author, and writer) blog Right Time, Right Place and came across a forty year old statement by William F. Buckley Jr. on Congress that rings true today. Here's the quote:

"decisions made between nine and five in Washington office rooms, where the oligarchs of the Affluent Society sit, allocating complaints and solutions to communities represented by pins on the map"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Masters of the Universe Strikes Again

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Well the video below of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee(D-TX) speaking on her cell while a voter asks her a question just reinforces the fact that a lot of members of Congress who are advocating Obamacare are not interested or even listening to the concerns and fears of everyday Americans. The people attending these various town halls have already gone through the task of E-Mailing, snail mailing, and the telephone and being stopped by the representative or the senator's staff and feel that a public forum is the most direct contact with their elected official. For years upon years I've heard members of the media complaining about the travesty of low voter turnout and a how the American people are apathetic about politics, and after seeing the video one can understand why such an feeling exists amongst the American people.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Masters of the Universe get mad

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I guess members of Congress are having a hard time understanding of who works for who. Just look at the disdain that Rep. David Scott(D-GA-13TH)has towards one of his voters who asked a respectable question of the Congressman on health care. The members of Congress need to learn to get out of their Masters of Universe mentality and start listening to all their voters not folks who are like you or have the same political ideology. Here's a look of an 11 Alive news report on the event:

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From the looks of recent town halls on health care, it looks like the Democrats in Congress have run themselves into some soft territory with its efforts to sell President Obama's health care policy to the American people. I guess the large majority of American voters who have health care are very much satisfied with the coverage they have and enjoy the freedom to choose their doctors and make decisions pertinent to their well being.

These individuals can't be too happy about what awaits them when politicians and various special interest groups(you know who you are) keep on insisting on a "Public Option," which is a non threatening term for government paid and run health care. One only has to look at a recent analysis by the Lewin Group, which points out that once the House bill was passed and fully implemented around 2015 individuals and employers would be able to participate in the public option. According to the report, an estimated 103.9 million people would be covered under the public plan due to some 83.4 million being forced out of their current private insurance coverage.

Even more, the elder and disabled voters who are already on Medicare are very fearful of rationing and diminished care due to a massive influx of millions being forced to leave their current plan because lawmakers insist on a "Public Option," as well as a decline in payments to various providers. Much like Medicaid, these individuals would find it more and more harder to be covered by their current doctor(who would most likely stop participating(if they're allowed to)), greater government restrictions on who you can see, or a diminished to shabby medical care from the lack of good doctors who stop practicing and seek greener pastures.

All in all, one can see why the American people are turning sour on Obama's health care plans. You don't have to take my word for it, just look at what the pollsters over at Pollster.Com and the daily tracking polls over at are showing about the President's fall from grace with regards to this horrible health care proposal. See here:

I for one hope for the American people push this legislation to an deeply dug grave.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Problems selling Obamacare

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Well it looks like the Dems and Obama are having a hard time selling or even finding someone to sell the health-care bill. Just look at how this AARP town hall turned out: