# Friday, 21 May 2010

Subject: FW: "Coming Attractions"

 

The String      An economic stimulus swindle       ...They put the con in congress

 

Barack Obama Presents:   Apologize Now   World tour   Flogging America to appease our critics and enemies

 

Kamp Obama   Enroll your child today for a even more progressive tomorrow!  "surround and intimidate"  Acorn techniques  Punch back twice as hard  Learn the chicago way

 

Barack Obama's own French dressing
So much european socialist flavor you'll swear you're living in paris     Made with 100% deficit spending
Great when used liberally on almost everything
Roasted stimulus plan
Blanquette de health care
Nationalized banking a la barney
Bail out jubilee
Climate change kabob
Foreign policy tartar
Vive la changement!

 

Gee wiz these are swell!  Nobel prize in every box!
Cracker Jack
candy-coated popcorn, peanuts, and a nobel peace prize...  That's what you get in cracker jack!

 

Click your remotes away from fox news
The party demands you watch only state-approved media

 

American Voters presents The Three Stooges
Bo Blinky Harry
Destruction of a nation
You'll laugh, you'll cry, as the three most powerful people in america impose unchecked ultra-liberal policies on our country

 

 

Friday, 21 May 2010 07:07:59 (Central Daylight Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Subject: FW: Last Night's sting

Late Night

Obama Bashing
 
The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree and think 25 to life would be appropriate.
 
America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.  
--- Jay Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.  

--- Conan O'Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.  

--- Jay Leno

Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. 

The other is for housing prisoners.  

--- David Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean
and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A:  America !   

--- Jimmy Fallon

Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.  

--- Jimmy Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.  

--- David Letterman

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:35:32 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 22 March 2010

Subject: FW: Uncle Sam is down, Obama, Reid and Pelosi circle

 

Monday, 22 March 2010 05:59:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 26 February 2010

Subject: FW: Three Cheers for Obama!

THANK GOD FOR BARAK OBAMA

He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine  Driving a stake thru the heart of Hillarys Presidential aspirations something no Republican was ever able to do.  Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you!

He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty  No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.  American women and Freedom are safer tonight!

He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!

                Dennis Moore had never lost a race

                Evan Bayh had never lost a race

                Byron Dorgan  had never lost a race

                Patrick Kennedy.  Decided not to run

                Harry Reid bid for re-election doesn't look good

                Nancy - History

These are just a handful of the Democrats that whose political careers Obama has destroyed! By the end of 2010 dozens more will be!

In December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise.  In the last two election cycles they had picked up 14 senate seats and 52 house seats.  The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.  In one year Obama put a stop to all of this and will probably give the house, if not the senate back to the Republicans.

He has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are.  Every Generation seems to need to relearn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge.  He is bringing home the lesson very well!

                Liberals tax, borrow and spend

                Liberals won't bring themselves to protect America

                Liberals want to take over the economy

                Liberals think they know what is best for everyone

                Liberals arent happy till they are running YOUR life

He has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan

In One year he rejuvenated the Conservative movement and brought out to the streets millions of Freedom Loving Americans.

Name me one other time in your life that you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America!

In all honesty one year ago I was more afraid than I had ever been in my life.  Not of the economy, but of the direction our country was going.  I thought Americans had forgotten what this country was all about.  My neighbors, friends, strangers proved to me that my lack of confidence of the Greatness and Wisdom of the American people was flat out wrong.

When the American People wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them!

Barak Obama woke up these Great Americans  

Again I want say Thank you Barak Obama!

Friday, 26 February 2010 06:58:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

Subject: FW: A Civics Lesson on what Obama Inherited.

I'm Sick of  "Inherited!"
Boy is that true...and "HIS EMINENCE" hardly ever gives one of his "readings' without mentioning the ill concieved fact that he

"inherited" the deficit and unemployment or saying "it was at his doorstep when he took office"...signs of a weak, insecure, and dishonest person. Read and pass on, please...

Here's the scoop on what Obama INHERITED!
The Washington Post babbled again  about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush, blah blah blah.  Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense.

So once more, I'll present a short civics lesson, so pay attention !


Budgets don't come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled budget processes for (Fiscal Year = FY)

 FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY2011.  In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.  For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office.  At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.
And where was 
Barack Obama during this time?  He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.
Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending.  After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.  If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell,  what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

 
     WAKE UP AMERICA,

           BEFORE

   ITS TO LATE !

Friday, 26 February 2010 06:50:33 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 04 February 2010

Subject: FW: EAR FLAP - G R E A T!!

This man, 73 is wearing a protective flap over his earwhile Joe Biden,  Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi addressed the Veterans of  Foreign Wars.  I wish I could shake this man's hand. I just want to know where he got it......?

Bullshit Protector

 

I Love it!!!!!
 

PROUD TO BE AMERICAN !!!!

biden | pelosi | picture | war
Thursday, 04 February 2010 08:36:34 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 28 January 2010

Subject: FW: Snow White & the 7 Dorks

 

Snow White
Skanky
Sleazy
Fishy
Queeney
Dopey
Cheaty
Gaffy

biden | frank | geithner | pelosi | picture | reid
Thursday, 28 January 2010 06:52:15 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 09 December 2009

Subject: FW: Plugged Up?

Constipation?
If you are bothered by occasional or frequent constipation, look in the mirror and repeat the following phrase three times in succession when symptoms occur:
My present and future financial and personal well being are totally in the hands of...
- Barack Obama
- Joe Biden
- Harry Reid
- Nancy Pelosi
- Time Geitner
- Rahm Emmanuel
- Chris Dodd
- Barney Frank

If that doesn't scare the shit out of you, then you are probably destined to be backed up for the rest of your life.  There is no need to thank me for this advice; I'm just doing it as a public service.

biden | pelosi | picture | rahm emmanuel | reid | geithner | dodd | frank
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 07:54:30 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 04 December 2009
Subject: FW: I never thought about it this way

This is very interesting!  I never thought about it this way. Perhaps this is why so many physicians are conservatives or republicans.

The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers' Party. 

Barack Obama is a lawyer.

Michelle Obama is a lawyer.

Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. 

Bill Clinton is a lawyer.

John Edwards is a lawyer. 

Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.

Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).

Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.

Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress: 

Harry Reid is a lawyer. 

Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. 

President Bush is a businessman.. 

Vice President Cheney is a businessman.

The leaders of the Republican Revolution: 

Newt Gingrich was a history professor.

Tom Delay was an exterminator. 

Dick Armey was an economist. 

House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer. 

The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer?  Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.. 

The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.

The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. 

Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.

The Lawyers' Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of  America .  And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers' Party, grow.

Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? 

Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.  Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people.  Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.

Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine.  But it is an awful way to govern a great nation.  When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming.  Some Americans become "adverse parties" of our very government.  We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit.  We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives.   America  has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked.  When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in  America  is too big.  When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers in  America  is too great.  When House Democrats sue  America  in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in  America  has become crushing.

We cannot expect the Lawyers' Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in  America    Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what  Washington  intended in 1789.  Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders.  Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy..

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business.  Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work.  Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

The  United States  has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as "spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you" and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

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# Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Subject: FW: PLEEEEEASE READ!!!! It was on the news!

Dear Friends, 
Please do not take this for a junk letter. President Obama is sharing our children's children's fortune! If you ignore this you will repent later. Obama and Congress are now the largest providers of FREE money!  In an effort to make sure that the unemployed get enough of our children's children's hard earned moneyObama, Pelosi, and Reid are running an e-mail  test. When you forward this e-mail to friends, theycan and will track it (if you are a Registered Republican - you better forward this or Papa Obama will take note).  For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Obama will pay you $245.00, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Obama will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Papa Obama will send you a check from your great grandchildrens future income. 
Regards.
Charles S. Bailey 
Tax Collection & Capital Punishment Czar 
[CONTACT DETAILS REMOVED]

I thought this was a scam myself, but two weeks after receiving this e-mail and forwarding it on, Obama sent me a check for $24,800.00. You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this - our Children's Children can afford it! It's all make believe money anyway. Please forward this to as many people as possible. You are bound to get at least $10,000.00. 

We're not going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without getting a little something for our time. My brother's girlfriend got in on this a few months ago. When I went to visit him for the Baylor/UT game. She showed me her check. It was for the sum of $4,324.44 and was stamped "Paid In Full".

Like I said before, I know the law, and this is for real.  Obama and Congress are now discussing a merger which would make them empowered forever!  In an effort make sure that they remain the most widely powerful and wisest people, they will send you this free money!   
economy | pelosi | reid
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:31:21 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 20 November 2009

A few conservative jokes.

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree and think 25 to life would be appropriate

**********************
America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.

**********************
Q: Have you heard about McDonalds new Obama Value Meal?

A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.

**********************
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
            
A: A fund raiser.

**********************
Q:  What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?

A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.

**********************
If  Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean
 and
It started to sink, who would be saved? ....

America!

**********************
Q:  What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?

A: Bo has  papers.

birth | joke | obamacare | pelosi | socialist
Friday, 20 November 2009 19:02:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 19 November 2009

Subject: FW: Your prescription is ready for pick-up

 

 

Federal Pharmacy of the US
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
(202) 456-1414

AMERICAN PEOPLE
TAKE ONE TABLET RECTALLY EVERY DAY

OBAMACARE TABLETS 850mg
(Socialismus Medicinus)
QTY: Infinite    Exp: Never

KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS:
- Loss of choice & loss of wealth
- Reduced Medicare & services
- Reduced medical research
- Long waits, rationed care
- Lack of trained doctors
- May induce protesting
- May induce conservative thought
- May induce reliance of government

IF SIDE EFFECTS PERSIST, CONTINUE TAKING OBAMACARE - YOU HAVE NO CHOICE ANYWAY!

Dr. M. Baucus, Nurse N. Pelosi
REFILLS AUTOMATICALLY
CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED (SORT OF)

Thursday, 19 November 2009 07:13:23 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Subject: FW: Party Time!

 

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# Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Subject: FW: Dr. Charles Krauthammer

Dr. Charles Krauthammer

 Dr. Krauthammer is on Fox News. He is an M.D. and a lawyer and is paralyzed from the neck down.  A friend went to hear Charles Krauthammer. He listened with 25 others in a closed room. What he says here, is NOT 2nd-hand but 1st. The ramifications are staggering for us, our children and their children. 

Last Monday was a profound evening; Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the American Experiment. He is a brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright and careful in his analysis, and never resorts to emotions or personal insults. He is NOT a fear monger nor an extremist in his comments and views. He is a fiscal conservative, and has received a Pulitzer Prize for writing. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News and writes weekly for the Washington Post.

The entire room was held spellbound during his talk. I have summarized his comments, as we are living in uncharted waters economically and internationally.  Even 2 Dems at my table agreed with everything he said! If you feel like forwarding this to those who are open minded and have not drunk the Kool-Aid, feel free. 
                                     Summary of his comments:

                     1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a cool customer who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's behind the mask. The taking down of the 
Clinton dynasty was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time. 

                     2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES! 

                     3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to 
Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, including dismantling capitalism. He can't be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, and wants to level the playing field with income redistribution and punishment to the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada

                     4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, and NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal government. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap and trade will add costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare program, because if you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof. The only way to control costs is with massive RATIONING of services, like in 
CanadaGod forbid! 

                     5. He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever even run a candy store. But they are going to try and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries. This obviously can't work in the long run. Obama is not a socialist; rather he's a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

                     6. 
Obama doesn't really see himself as President of the United States, but more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries and their agendas. He sees moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany and England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors.  This is the first President ever who has chastised our allies and appeased our enemies!

                     7. He is now handing out goodies.
  He hopes that the bill (and pain) will not come due until after he is reelected in 2012. He would like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, and hopefully his successor in the future.  He has a huge ego, and Dr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcissist.

                     8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong.
 Republicans are pining for another Reagan, but there will never be another like him. Krauthammer believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in February) are the future of the party.  Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage.  Sarah Palin is sincere and intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts and info if she is to be a serious candidate in the future.

We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller government, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and state's rights.

                     9. The current level of spending is irresponsible and outrageous. We are spending trillions that we don't have. 
 This could lead to hyperinflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity.

The media is giving Obama, Reid and Pelosi a pass because they love their agenda.  But eventually the bill will come due and people will realize the huge bailouts didn't work, nor will the stimulus package.  These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama's allies, unions and the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.

                     10. The election was over in mid-September when Lehman brothers failed, fear and panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, and the war was grinding on indefinitely without a clear outcome. 
 The people are in pain, and the mantra of change caused people to act emotionally.    Any Dem would have won this election; it was surprising it was as close as it was.

                     11. 
In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power.

If it's under 8%, the Dems continue to roll.  If it's between 8-10%, it will be a dogfight. It will all be about the economy.   I hope this gets you really thinking about what's happening in Washington and Congress.

  There is a left-wing revolution going on, according to Krauthammer, and he encourages us to keep the faith and join the loyal resistance.  The work will be hard, but we're right on most issues and can reclaim our country, before it's far too late.  Do yourself a long term favor; send this to all who will listen to an intelligent assessment of the big picture.   All our futures and children's futures depend on our good understanding of what is really going on in DC, and our action pursuant to that understanding!! It really IS up to each of us to take individual action!! Start with educating your friends and neighbors!!! 

 

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 07:03:41 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 13 November 2009

Subject: Show Your Support

I usually don't pass along these "add your name" lists that appear in my email, but this one is too important.

This one has been circulating for months. Please keep it going!

To show your SUPPORT for Obama's health care reform, please go the end of the list and add your name to the  rapidly growing list below and send it on to your entire e-mail list.

1.. Nancy Pelosi
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# Thursday, 12 November 2009

Subject: FW: We Can Win in the Senate

JAIL FOR NO INSURANCE UNDER PELOSI BILL

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation reported that the House version of the healthcare bill specifies that those who don't buy health insurance and do not pay the fine of about 2.5 percent of their income for failing to do so can face a penalty of up to five years in prison!

The bill describes the penalties as follows:

* Section 7203 — Misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

* Section 7201 — Felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years." [page 3]

That anyone should face prison for not buying health insurance is simply incredible.

And how much will the stay-out-of-jail insurance cost? The joint committee noted that "according to a recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the lowest-cost family non-group plan under HR 3862 (the Pelosi bill) would cost $15,000 by 2016."

Obama's bill provides only subsidies to help pay this enormous sum after families making about $45,000 have paid 8 percent of their income for insurance and after those earning a household income of about $65,000 have kicked in 12 percent.

The Joint Committee on Taxation noted that, although the Senate Finance Committee version of the bill did not include criminal penalties, "The House Democrats' bill, however, contains no similar language protecting American citizens from civil and criminal tax penalties that could include a $250,000 fine and five years in jail."

Remember that simply buying catastrophic insurance, which may be all the young uninsured family needs, does not constitute having adequate insurance under the Obama bill. It has to be total, all inclusive insurance for one to avoid the penalties in the legislation. That is because Obama wants to use these premiums from the currently uninsured to subsidize his program.

So Pelosi is requiring Americans to pay these steep premiums, or a fine of 2.5 percent of their income for not doing so, or, potentially, go to prison!

Anyone who is familiar with the U.S. prison system can attest to the large number of people incarcerated for similar white collar offenses. That the House bill would treat failure to carry health insurance or pay the fine as tax evasion or willful nonpayment is amazing!

And where is the constitutional basis for requiring everyone to buy insurance? It is OK for a state to make drivers pay for automobile insurance. Driving is not a right, it is a privilege, and the state may regulate it by demanding insurance. Banks can require homeowners to buy insurance as a condition of their lending. But how does the federal government get the right to require a family to buy health insurance or face a civil penalty and, failing that, to face either a criminal fine or jail?

The tough penalties in the House bill are designed to keep insurance companies from opposing the bill. It was the relaxation of these penalties in the Senate Finance Committee version of the legislation that led the companies to reverse field and come out in opposition to the legislation. The insurance companies want to see their coffers swell when tens of millions of new customers are required to buy insurance. The more draconian the penalties for failing to pay them large sums of money to pad their bottom lines, the better.

The more you read this bill, the worse it gets.

Help us to kill this bill.

 

Thursday, 12 November 2009 22:07:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |