Friday, November 20, 2009

Great Video About "Public Option" Healthcare

This is a great video that illustrates why a government run 'public option' is not really about competition. It seems the healthcare bills publicized recently are more about giving more control to our Federal Government and less about real solutions.

Monday, November 9, 2009

President Obama Doesn't Like You, America

It's abundantly clear to me that President Obama has problems with America, what we should stand for and who our allies should be. He's ignoring history and the lessons we've learned. Instead, he seems to kowtow to our enemies and snub our friends. The latest snub? Not appearing in Germany at what is arguably one of the great moments in modern history.

Paul Rahe, at Power Line Blog, has a great write up.

"If we are to comprehend what is going on, we must pay close attention not only to what Obama says but to what he conveys in other ways. His tone is nearly always moderate but what he hints at and what he intimates by way of body language often convey the opposite Witness his warm embrace of Hugo Chavez. Behind the thin veneer of politeness, there is, I suspect, something ugly lurking. In the first of the autobiographies that he claims to have written, Barack Obama frequently speaks of himself as being in the grips of rage. We would do well to take him at his word."

Reading his words really brought home how little the current president thinks of this nation. Read the whole article.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Now THIS is Real Healthcare Reform

The Republicans have an alternative Healthcare bill, which you wouldn't guess based on the news coverage it's received. This bill would be an alternative to the bill(s) Reid and Pelosi have tried to get through the House and the Senate. The Republican Healthcare bill does several necessary things to help lower the overall cost of healthcare.

  • Number one: let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines.
  • Number two: allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.
  • Number three: give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.
  • Number four: end junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it's good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Republican bill would cost around $61 Billion (a fraction of the $1 Trillion needed for the Democratic bill) and, here's the kicker, DECREASE the deficit by $68 Billion!!

Now that's Healthcare reform I can get behind.

Hat Tip - Hot Air

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The RNC Has Been Warned

Seems like the Republican National Committee should wake up and see. The Republicans made a come back in recent elections, quashing the idea the party was dead. However, they made these gains because conservative thoughts, not some specific party, are the core of America's success. RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are not easily tolerated. Just ask Dede Scozzafava.

In a special election, one without a primary, she was ousted from contention by a real Conservative who ran as an Independent. When she dropped out of the race, who did she endorse? The Democrat. Very telling. This means people want a real Conservative, not just a Republican. It means people are voting on principle, not party.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This is How I Feel

It seems odd that the Dems and Obama are trying to go ahead with a public option to healthcare reform when all of the evidence points to the fact that it will simply increase costs and decrease quality for everyone. Of course, Obama could always just disagree with the guy who happens to have a PhD. in economics. I mean, if the dictionary is wrong, who's right?

I still say that expanding healthcare coverage and reducing costs are competing goals that cannot be achieved at the same time.