Give us health tax deductions

Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:

U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) drafts the national health care plan that Congress should consider. Tax credits and deductions give consumers money to purchase medical coverage in the private sector, shopping across state lines. State high-risk pools would cover those with existing medical problems. One vital feature, missing from the Democrats’ plans, are provisions to curtail excessive medical malpractice awards. It is a national policy calamity that a more open and honest congressional debate didn’t occur.

Don’t know Glenn Thomas, a candidate for mayor of Atlanta, but he offers a profound insight into taxes collected by one government and handed over to another to spend, specifically Atlanta’s spending of federal largesse. Said Thomas: “It’s not that we don’t have the money. We don’t know how to spend it.” He was speaking of the wasted $100 million Empowerment Zone money that the Clinton administration shoveled to Atlanta.

Same topic, different point. The Empowerment, now called Renewal Community, has about $37 million remaining and may have to return about $30 million to the feds at year’s end if it’s not spent. “The goal of the [Renewal Community] board is not to send any money back,” said Peggy Harper, board chairman. “We’re going to look for the most expedient way to spend the money.” In two sentences, Harper has just explained the failure of 99 percent of federal social programs – and how people end up in jail, though far less often than they should if federal programs were properly monitored.

You be the judge: The honesty of John Thompson, a 29-year state employee is so startling – “I do nothing” – that a) Diogenes works for Georgia or b) he’s really angry with superiors and wants somebody fired. You gotta admit, though, that moving him to a “do-nothing” job from “chief of operations” and giving him a 22 percent pay increase is the way that large corporations and big governments with too much money deal with their personnel problems.

East Point officials appear to be doing a commendable job of managing the city out of its recurring financial troubles, prompting the question of why City Council would now invite future financial trouble by recognizing a union, East Point Professional Firefighters Local 4717, to represent its fire department.

Other than newspapers, the single company I’d like most to see succeed is Ford Motor Co., which just posted second-quarter profits of $2.3 million. Executives there took the risk to borrow $23.5 billion in 2006 and 2007, putting the entire corporation on the line, to prepare for the downturn. No government bailout. That kind of free-enterprise risk-taking should be rewarded in the marketplace.

Fulton County’s new elections chief, Barry Garner, makes an outlandish promise. “We are not going to be the laughingstock of the election community anymore” by always being the last to get ballots counted,” said the brash young newcomer. He’d just as soon promise to end traffic congestion.

Oh, car hijackee and Atlanta City Councilman Ceasar Mitchell, was not the victim of crime; he was the victim of perception of crime. According to the mayor, the city’s “safer now than it has been in decades.” But people like Mitchell and Council President Lisa Borders seem to be noticing crime more.

The whole world knew when the shakedown of Big Tobacco succeeded that they’d be coming for the soft-drink and snack-food industries at the earliest opportunity. Answer the door, Maggie. They’ve come. The liberals at the Urban Institute, allegedly alarmed by increases in obesity, think a 10 percent tax on “fattening food” would “reduce consumption while raising more than $500 billion over 10 years.”

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FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
12:36 pm

“I haven’t seen any evidence that the idiots here know enough to provide medical care for themselves.”

Yeah. So that’s why you dipsh!t libtards are attempting to use government power (talk about imperialism – Bush had nothing on you neo-Marxist libtards) to regulate what we choose to eat and drink. Yep, you freedom loving libtards you……..

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
12:55 pm

We don’t give a sh_t what you personally eat and drink. Try gasoline/antifreeze. The world will be a much better place. Do it now.

Those of us who see patients and get them better, and have for years know that women devestated by the costs their insurance doesn’t pay for a mastectomy sure as hell aren’t satisfied with their health care.

Further, a huge percentage of seniors can’t afford the medications that have to be Rx’d for them because the insurance plans in place now leave a huge “donut hole” where there is a gap between what their insurance pays for their mediciations, their social security and/or their income with their social security reduced according to that income.

Doctors have had it with the monopolistic imperialism of insurance companies–that’s where the dictatorship is. We’re going to have an alternative. Every physicians’ organization fully supports a public health care alternative and it’s going to happen. Deal with it.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
12:58 pm

Yes, the GOP’s Still Out of Touch
by Nate Silver @ 1:00 PM

We’ve talked a little bit about the problems that Democrats are having on health care messaging. But just in case you needed a reminder that two can play at this game — this is from Representative Tom Price (R-GA), in a Politico editorial unveiling the Republicans’ “new” health care plan:

Thursday marks the anniversary of the most significant piece of health care legislation in our nation’s history. It was on this day in 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law, ensuring government health care for seniors. Forty-four years later, Congress is debating another monumental act that may affect the health coverage of every American.

Contrary to what the president has tried to convince the American people of, while we oppose his misguided ideas, Republicans are committed to positive health reform. No one in Congress finds the status quo acceptable. [...]

Going down the path of more government will only compound the problem. While the stated goal remains noble, as a physician, I can attest that nothing has had a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care than the federal government’s intrusion into medicine through Medicare. Because of Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach, its flawed coverage rules and broken financing mechanisms, seniors are increasingly having care rationed while federal health spending spirals out of control.
Emphasis mine. Medicare is one of the most popular “government intrusions” in the United States. About 60 percent of people participating in Medicare rate their coverage as a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale (versus 36-40 percent for private insurance), and 84 percent rate it as a 7 out of 10 or higher (h/t Mark Blumenthal). In the most recent Kaiser Foundation tracking poll, moreover, 77 percent of Americans would like to see Medicare expanded to people aged 55 and older. Questions that refer to the public option as a “Medicare-like” program usually receive higher scores than those that don’t. Questions that refer to single-payer as “Medicare-for-all” usually receive plurality or majority support: 58 percent, for instance, in the Kaiser poll. Yes, people have concerns about the long-term fiscal stability of Medicare — but not about the care it provides.

To compare the President’s current reform efforts to Medicare is for all intents and purposes a Democratic talking point. That Republicans saw fit to include it in what was surely supposed to be a boffo editorial outlining their new plan suggests that they may talk their way out of stopping health care reform yet.

More generally, there’s not a lot of evidence that Americans have strong ideological dispositions about health insurance. Health insurance is about the three C’s: (low) cost, (broad) coverage and choice of treatment and physicians. If Americans can be convinced that publicly-run insurance plans can help them achieve those things, they will happily support them.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
1:00 pm

Who the f_ck is Nate Silver say the Palintards–we don’t read so we don’t know,

Nate Silver was a child math prodogy. He became a leading baseball statistician/writer/consultant to major league teams along with Bill James and he does remarkably accurate math analysis of politics at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
1:14 pm

From Glenn Greenwald @ Salon:

The New York Times this morning has a remarkable story, and incredibly, the article’s author, Brian Stelter, doesn’t even acknowledge, let alone examine, what makes the story so significant. In essence, the chairman of General Electric (which owns MSNBC), Jeffrey Immelt, and the chairman of News Corporation (which owns Fox News), Rupert Murdoch, were brought into a room at a “summit meeting” for CEOs in May, where Charlie Rose tried to engineer an end to the “feud” between MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. According to the NYT, both CEOs agreed that the dispute was bad for the interests of the corporate parents, and thus agreed to order their news employees to cease attacking each other’s news organizations and employees.

Most notably, the deal wasn’t engineered because of a perception that it was hurting either Olbermann or O’Reilly’s show, or even that it was hurting MSNBC. To the contrary, as Olbermann himself has acknowledged, his battles with O’Reilly have substantially boosted his ratings. The agreement of the corporate CEOs to cease criticizing each other was motivated by the belief that such criticism was hurting the unrelated corporate interests of GE and News Corp

The sad truth is that what Olbermann and O’Reilly were doing in this particular instance was one of the rare examples of good journalism on these types of shows. Olbermann was holding O’Reilly’s feet to the fire about his repeated falsehoods and embarrassing positions. In turn, O’Reilly was giving the public accurate and disturbing information about General Electric, including extensive technology dealings with Iran. In my personal opinion, this was one of the rare useful pieces of information O’Reilly ever presented to his audience, and Olbermann was there to show how lousy the rest of O’Reilly’s information was. Though it was in the context of a bitter feud, the two men were actually engaging in real journalism, at least in this case. (One of the rare times for O’Reilly).

And now we have an example of GE’s forcibly silencing the top-rated commentator on MSNBC — ordering him not to hold Fox News accountable any longer — because, in return, News Corp. has agreed to silence its own commentators from criticizing GE. The corporations that own our largest news organizations have extensive relationships with the federal government. Anyone (like Charlie Rose) who denies that those relationships influence how these news organizations “report” on the government — driven by the desire which corporate executives have to avoid alienating the government officials on whom their corporate interests depend, or avoid alienating potential customer bases for their products — is completely delusional. GE’s forcing Keith Olbermann to cease his criticism of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly is a clear and vivid example of how that works.

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
3:22 pm

Yep, the libtard meltdown continues. Even PMSN’s Slate libs question wtf with their hero:

“We’re behind you, Barack, but slow down. That was the message from a dozen independent voters who chatted with veteran pollster Peter Hart Wednesday night.”

Huh? How about actually acting presidential for a change instead of a community Chicago organizer who’d never been on the defensive before, eh? Eh.

http://www.slate.com/id/2223909/?GT1=38001

PS: nobody ever asked you what you care about what we AMERICANS eat/drink, blog libtard troglodyte.

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
3:38 pm

TOTUS defends his Pelositox-bred stimulus bill. Raping through Congress without even being read. Remember all those comments about jobs being saved and actually created? Uh huh. Watching this administration flounder around on reality is a sight to behold. And will result in a voter revolt. You can already see the mindless hate pigs in the DNC media and on this blog defecating themselves over Palin and saying that Republicans are defeated (NO SH!T the last time I checked). Read between the lines there and see who is more concerned.

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE56S4MA20090729?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

Sure am glad unemployment never went above 8% as Bidenplugs promised!

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
4:16 pm

Perhaps bruce wilcox, real name brucie a.k.a. posting under various retarded pseudonyms should have better calibrated his words.

Dinner time at the “trough” (correctly spelled and used) for you brucie:

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/SiteImages/FeaturePhoto/650.jpg

Eat up chump!

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
4:23 pm

Libtardism of dumocrats:

1) Damn the majority of the nation with health care and turn it over to the government so illegals can get it (and vote). The poor have nothing to do with it. Otherwise we’d see a breakdown from the mouth breathing libtards on WHO is entitled – like those who can afford it but choose to buy a new car.

2) Damn those who have taken the liberty to pursue the freedom of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – based on income and projected through class warfare and higher taxes

3) Defecate on a Conservative blog, while we are irrelevant and lost elections mind you, and continue their hatred that is more in line against their fellow Americans who don’t agree with their libtard policies, and less in line with Al Qaeda who they seem more concerned about, from the waterboarding head down.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
4:29 pm

NOTICE IT IS ALWAYS THE EVIL REDNECKS LIKE FAILED LIBRALISM WHO SPEAK OF WAR,BUT NEVER WILL GO FIGHT,ALSO IT`S PEOPLE LIKE THIS NUT WHO GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY,BUT SPITS EVIL MONDAY THRU SAT,NEVER DO YOU HEAR THE EVIL HICKS DOING LIKE JESUS,IT IS ALWAYS THE WAY OF SATAN ME ME ME,THEY SPEAK BIG WORDS THAT ONLY MEANS LIES,SO NEXT TIME A GOP TALKS TOUGH,TELL`EM TO PUT UP OR SHUT-UP,HELP THE POOR LIKE JESUS WOULD DO,IF NOT GO TO HELL REDNECKS!

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
4:35 pm

FOR YOUR INFO DUMB DUMB FAILED LIBRALISM,BUSH REAGAN RUMMY AND OLIVER NORTH SUPPLIED AL-QAEDA AND THE TALIBAN,BUT YOU EVIL LIERS NEVER TELL THIS PART DO YOU FAILED LIBRALISM,RUMMY SHAKING HANDS WITH TERROIST SADDAM HUSSAIN,AND BUSH JR KISSING THE PRINCE OF SAUDIA ARABIA HAND,REMEMBER THE 9-11 HIJACKERS WERE SAUDIA ARABIA,NOT IRAQ LIKE YALL STUPID REPUBLICANS BELIEVE,DONT TELL YOUR LIES ON THESE BLOGS HICK BECAUSE I WILL BLAST YOUR LIES OUTTA THE WATER,WITH THE TRUTH HICK!

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
4:42 pm

PEOPLE HAVE AWAKEN FROM THE SLEEP OF THE REPUBLICAN LIES,YOU CAN`T YELL WOLF FOREVER,ALL OF THE LIES THAT THE GOP HAS TOLD THESE MANY YEARS,THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAYING NO,TO THE BULL$HIT THAT ANY REPUBLICAN NUT SPEAKS ABOUT,THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LOOK AT HISTORY,AND FROM HISTORY WHEN A REPUBLICAN IS IN POWER THE PEOPLE GO BROKE,AND COMPANIES GET RICH,WHEN THE DEMOCRAPS ARE IN POWER AT LEAST THEY TRY TO LOOK OUT FOR THE PEOPLE!

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
4:53 pm

Roach alert! LMAO.

For the grown up thinking folks (ie: non-libtard Obamabots) here’s some more news:

The US Post Office is now on the tard list of government failure.Yep, you read that right. A government entity of the government, by the government, and run by the government (which gave birth to free capitalism’s UPS because the government dipsh!ts couldn’t figure out how to overnight a package) is now on the “high risk” list by the GAO (for you dullard mouth breathing libtard Obamabots, that’s the Government Accountability Office).

Yep:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Post-Office-to-get-hit-with-high-risk-rating-as-business-keeps-falling-51872987.html

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
5:08 pm

This is a little old news, but still a goodie. The mindless libtard asshats who are always so concerned about OFFENDING someone or some group puts the word “retarded” in their Communist Care bill. I mean, you really, REALLY cannot make this kind of mindless idiotic libtardism up. Stupid is as stupid does:

Last updated: 3:30 am
July 26, 2009
Posted: 3:05 am
July 26, 2009

The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as “retarded” — a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.

The bill refers to: “A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .”

The phrase could cause more problems with groups for the developmentally disabled, who were angered when President Obama referred to his poor bowling skills on “The Tonight Show” as “like the Special Olympics.” Obama later apologized.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07262009/news/nationalnews/retarded_house_bill_181448.htm

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August 1st, 2009
5:29 pm

We’ll make damned sure to substitute the words “Palin low bad sick” for “retarded” bubby, and the next time you purport to say what offends physicians you have a lot of years to get into schools and programs that would no more look at you than radio conglomerates will touch the sick moron Palin.

The important thing is to stop the Republitards from compromising care for the mentally challenged (which would include every republitard by definition that draws a breath). The party of Wooten also wants to cut off S-Chip and we’ve already insured that won’t take place.

Wooten yammers about children ad nauseam in his half witted columns but he doesn’t want to fund them. It’s like the right to lifers–they’re obsessed to get every child born and then those children can have total sh_t for homes and care from that moment on.

Many of them grow up to be ignorant cracker white Republitards.

Unless you’re a physician, don’t start telling the rest of us who are MDs what would offend physicians. The health care bills passed by 3 committees in the Senate and 3 Committess in the House will be

1) melded into a final bill in the report of a Conference committee
2) Made into the form the White House and most of ***us physicians wants because we only need 51 votes in the Senate and we have the votes in the House already to do it.

I’d check what got passed in Waxman’s committee at 9:30PM last night. You won’t find it in the AJC, so find a decent newspaper or operate out of ignorance.

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August 1st, 2009
5:34 pm

There are reports that the mavericky maverick untreated Borderline personality Palin and macho snow machine wrangler First Dude are callin’ it quits. Wonder where and when sick lady will dump her trisomy or her daughter’s trisomy baby? When responsiblity calls, sick Sarah ducks.

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
5:44 pm

Obumer should do more than re- calibrate his words, he should fire top health adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Emanuel bluntly admits that the cuts will not be pain-free. “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change,” he wrote last year (Health Affairs Feb. 27, 2008).

Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, “as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others” (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).

Yes, that’s what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.

Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they’ll tell you that a doctor’s job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.

Emanuel, however, believes that “communitarianism” should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens (like COPD afflicted brucie wilcox). . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia” (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ‘96).

Translation: Don’t give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson’s or a child with cerebral palsy. (or COPD patients)

He explicitly defends discrimination against older patients: “Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years” (Lancet, Jan. 31).

The bills being rushed through Congress will be paid for largely by a $500 billion-plus cut in Medicare over 10 years.* Knowing how unpopular the cuts will be, the president’s budget director, Peter Orszag, urged Congress this week to delegate its own authority over Medicare to a new, presidentially-appointed bureaucracy that wouldn’t be accountable to the public.

Since Medicare was founded in 1965, seniors’ lives have been transformed by new medical treatments such as angioplasty, bypass surgery and hip and knee replacements. These innovations allow the elderly to lead active lives. But “Emanuel” criticizes Americans for being too “enamored with technology” and is determined to reduce access to it.

* President Obumer applauds Medicare as government ran healthcare while he aims cutting $500 billion in funding from acclaimed success that is now shouldering an $84 trillion unfunded liability and will be bankrupt by 2017!
(If steps are not taken to correct Medicare problems – cutting $500 billion plus in funding and denying benefits are not the appropriate steps)

A good example of a Government ran socialist healthcare system run amuck by politicians past and present like Obumer and his socialist liberal comrades. Now these clowns ask the American public to trust them with destroying what is left of their healthcare in much the same fashion?

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August 1st, 2009
5:49 pm

From tbogg trackin’ Sick Borderline Personality balin’ from the Reagan library fundraiser this time:

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit – V. Lombardi

The former Queen of Moosylvania is bailin’ again:

Just days after officially stepping down as governor of Alaska, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is dropping out of an advertised speaking engagement in Simi Valley.

Palin was slated to attend on Aug. 8 the 50th anniversary gala of the Simi Valley Republican Women, Federated, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. It would have been her first public appearance since leaving office and had been widely reported by media outlets.

Pat Saraceno, the spokeswoman for the Simi Valley Republican Women, said they found out Thursday that Palin wasn’t coming.

“I had direct knowledge as of yesterday. I am not going to comment on how or from whom,” said Saraceno.

“There’s no harm, no foul. We always respected the (former) governor’s right to change course.”

Saraceno said the group would not be commenting further.

That seems a little, um, terse, doesn’t it? I wonder why? Oh:

It was on Thursday that Palin’s spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton made public the news of the decision not to attend the event via Palin’s Facebook page. She wrote that Palin had never committed to coming to Simi Valley and had requested several weeks ago that her name be removed from the invitation.

So, according to Saraceno, she just found out as of yesterday, but Meg “Lips Apart, Lies Coming Out” Stapleton said that Palin opposite-RSVP’d a couple of weeks ago. Which… means… that either the Simi Valley Republican Women Federated were selling tickets under false pretenses or, well… you know the drill.

It seems like only a few weeks ago that someone wrote:

Sarah Palin breaks open her High School Musical day-planner and makes plans for August 8th for her coming out party … in pencil:

Unless someone with a more bitchin’ car invites her to the prom….

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
5:54 pm

O’S BROKEN PROMISES
HEALTH BILLS V. PREZ’S WORDS
By BETSY MCCAUGHEY

July 17, 2009 – President Obama promises that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” even after he reforms our health-care system. That’s untrue. The bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests.

Two main bills are being rushed through Congress with the goal of combining them into a finished product by August. Under either, a new government bureaucracy will select health plans that it considers in your best interest, and you will have to enroll in one of these “qualified plans.” If you now get your plan through work, your employer has a five-year “grace period” to switch you into a qualified plan. If you buy your own insurance, you’ll have less time.

And as soon as anything changes in your contract — such as a change in copays or deductibles, which many insurers change every year — you’ll have to move into a qualified plan instead (House bill, p. 16-17).

When you file your taxes, if you can’t prove to the IRS that you are in a qualified plan, you’ll be fined thousands of dollars — as much as the average cost of a health plan for your family size — and then automatically enrolled in a randomly selected plan (House bill, p. 167-168).

It’s one thing to require that people getting government assistance tolerate managed care, but the legislation limits you to a managed-care plan even if you and your employer are footing the bill (Senate bill, p. 57-58). The goal is to reduce everyone’s consumption of health care and to ensure that people have the same health-care experience, regardless of ability to pay.

Nowhere does the legislation say how much health plans will cost, but a family of four is eligible for some government assistance until their household income reaches $88,000 (House bill, p. 137). If you earn more than that, you’ll have to pay the cost no matter how high it goes.

The price tag for this legislation is a whopping $1.04 trillion to $1.6 trillion (Congressional Budget Office estimates). Half of the tab comes from tax increases on individuals earning $280,000 or more, and these new taxes will double in 2012 unless savings exceed predicted costs (House bill, p. 199). The rest of the cost is paid for by cutting seniors’ health benefits under Medicare.

There’s plenty of waste in Medicare, but the Congressional Budget Office estimates only 1 percent of the savings under the legislation will be from curbing waste, fraud and abuse. That means the rest will likely come from reducing what patients get.

One troubling provision of the House bill compels seniors to submit to a counseling session every five years (and more often if they become sick or go into a nursing home) about alternatives for end-of-life care (House bill, p. 425-430). The sessions cover highly sensitive matters such as whether to receive antibiotics and “the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.”

This mandate invites abuse, and seniors could easily be pushed to refuse care. Do we really want government involved in such deeply personal issues?

Shockingly, only a portion of the money accumulated from slashing senior benefits and raising taxes goes to pay for covering the uninsured. The Senate bill allocates huge sums to “community transformation grants,” home visits for expectant families, services for migrant workers — and the creation of dozens of new government councils, programs and advisory boards slipped into the last 500 pages.

The most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll (June 21) finds that 83 percent of Americans are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the quality of their health care, and 81 percent are similarly satisfied with their health insurance.

They have good reason to be. If you’re diagnosed with cancer, you have a better chance of surviving it in the United States than anywhere else, according to the Concord Five Continent Study. And the World Health Organization ranked the United States No. 1 out of 191 countries for being responsive to patients’ needs, including providing timely treatments and a choice of doctors.

Congress should pursue less radical ways to cover the uninsured. We have too much to lose with this legislation.

Betsy McCaughey is founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former Lieutenant Governor of New York. betsy@hospitalinfection.org

Link to review House and Senate Bills referred to in the article above:

http://www.defendyourhealthcare.us/houseandsenatebills.html

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August 1st, 2009
5:58 pm

Why are so many people sayin’ Palin looks like a quintissential tranny hooker? You pubtards ought to be expert in tranny hookers.

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
6:09 pm

AARP Town Hall on President Obama’s

Healthcare Plan

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July 28, 2009

Lies, Damn Lies & Obama’s Health Plan!

Obama says: “But keep in mind – I mean this is something that I can’t emphasize enough – you don’t have to participate. If you are happy with the health care that you’ve got, then keep it.”

THE TRUTH: The health bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests.

Two main bills are being rushed through Congress with the goal of combining them into a finished product by August. Under either, a new government bureaucracy will select health plans that it considers in your best interest, and you will have to enroll in one of these “qualified plans.” If you now get your plan through work, your employer has a five-year “grace period” to switch you into a qualified plan. If you buy your own insurance, you’ll have less time.

And as soon as anything changes in your contract – such as a change in copays or deductibles, which many insurers change every year – you’ll have to move into a qualified plan instead (House bill, p. 16-17).

When you file your taxes, if you can’t prove to the IRS that you are in a qualified plan, you’ll be fined thousands of dollars – as much as the average cost of a health plan for your family size – and then automatically enrolled in a randomly selected plan (House bill, p. 167-168).

It’s one thing to require that people getting government assistance tolerate managed care, but the legislation limits you to a managed-care plan even if you and your employer are footing the bill (Senate bill, p. 57-58). The goal is to reduce everyone’s consumption of health care and to ensure that people have the same health-care experience, regardless of ability to pay.

Obama says: “I want to start by taking a new approach that emphasizes prevention and wellness so that instead of just spending billions of dollars on costly treatments when people get sick, we’re spending some of those dollars on the care they need to stay well, things like mammograms and cancer screenings and immunizations, common-sense measures that will save us billions of dollars in future medical costs.”

THE TRUTH: The two most prevalent diseases of aging — cancer and heart disease — are largely caused by genetics, and their occurrence increases with age. Your risk of being diagnosed with cancer doubles from age 50 to 60, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Obama says: “Nobody is talking about reducing Medicare benefits. Medicare benefits are there because people contributed into a system. It works. We don’t want to change it.”

THE TRUTH: The Congressional majority wants to pay for its $1 trillion health bills with a $500+ billion cut to Medicare. This cut will come just as Medicare enrollment increases by 30%. Less money and more patients will necessitate rationing.

The assault against seniors began in February with the stimulus package, which slipped in comparative effectiveness research, generally a code for limiting care based on the patient’s age. Economists are familiar with the formula, where the cost of a treatment is divided by the number of years that the patient is likely to benefit. In Britain, the formula leads to denying treatments for older patients who have fewer years to benefit from care than younger patients.

In a 7/17 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, White House budget chief Peter Orszag urged Congress to delegate its authority over Medicare to a newly created body within the executive branch. This measure is designed to circumvent the democratic process and avoid accountability to the public for cuts in benefits.

http://www.defendyourhealthcare.us/home.html

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August 1st, 2009
6:18 pm

Looks like Orgasmpalooza is a brewin’ for all you pith brain JawJaw crackers–I’m pretty sure pith brain jawjaw cracker is an acceptable term for the mentally challenged. It’s fine by me and all my MD friends.

RedState’s Tragic the Gathering starts today and for those who are disappointed that Gov. Mark Sanford dropped out (depriving the attendees of his popular speech “Putting Your Penis In A Vagina Feels As Awesome As It Sounds.”) Erick the RedState promises a bonus attraction:

Erick the moron writes: “Remeber the guy who was kicked outta the mall for sellin’ Anti Obama stuff? He’ll be there.

Erick adds:

Tonight, we’ll hear from Roy Blunt, Pat Toomey, Jim DeMint, and Rick Perry. Then we’ll watch a special presentation of John Ziegler’s new movie.

Tomorrow, Tom Price, Karen Handel, a super secret special guest, Ken Cuccinelli, Michael Williams, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Nikki Haley join us.

We’re also going to do two workshops. One will be on becoming better online activists and the other on being better offline activists.

250 activists from across the country will be coming. And we’re already planning for next year.

Registration is closed for this year, but you may want to start planning for next year. Same weekend. Same place. Even better.

….and how could it not be? No. Really.

You just know that everyone thinks the “super secret special guest” is going to be, like, Sarah Palin or Michelle Malkin and then when it turns out that it’s Kathryn Jean Lopez? Total boner shrinker.

(Update) Surprise guest: Liz Cheney so not so much a boner shrinker as much as a hook a car battery up to your testicles and call it enhanced speech giving.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
6:24 pm

Betsy McCaughey and “Michael Smith” are equally pith brained morons. It’s August. There are 3 Committees in the House and 3 in the Senate who have not even completed crafting a “bill” so following Smith’s link makes you a pith brained moron.

The final bill will come after the 3 committees in the House, the 3 in the Senate, huddle, then the Senate and the House pass a bill, and then the conference committee will meet and produce a bill to be ratified by both the House and the Senate.

Annyone who is a veteran at whip counts or following bills knows that often what comes out of the secret conference committee does not resemble what the sausage was before–however the bills are subject to a vote and we have all the votes we need now to crush the pubtards and the blue dogs in the House, and we only need 51 in the Senate–it’s called Reconciliation and Smith and Betsy goofball have no idea what the statute means.

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
6:49 pm

Obama’s 32 Czars

By Eric Cantor
Thursday, July 30, 2009

“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States.” – Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008

To say President Obama failed to follow through on this promise is an understatement. By appointing a virtual army of “czars” — each wholly unaccountable to Congress yet tasked with spearheading major policy efforts for the White House — in his first six months, the president has embarked on an end-run around the legislative branch of historic proportions…

At last count, there were at least “32 active czars” that we knew of, meaning the current administration has more czars than Imperial Russia.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/29/AR2009072902624.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
6:57 pm

What’s really going on that goofball Smith and goofball Betsy are too dumb to follow:

For a while, the Energy and Commerce Committee was the last House committee standing on the Hill, and that’s now changed with the passage of the House Tri-Committee out of the committee on a vote of 31-28 last night.. All the three House committees and the Senate HELP committee were able to pass the health care legislation out of their respective committees. None of the Republicans voted for the Tri-Committee health care bill in the three House Committees, and neither did the Republicans on the Senate side.

So then what’s the excuse for the hold-up on the Senate Finance Committee, and their delay of the vote to September 15th? It’s Senator Baucus’s bipartisanship fetish.

Baucus and Grassley have been among the fiercest critics of a single-party approach.

“Fundamentally, legislation that is historic, that is comprehensive, that has a large number of senators supporting it is more durable,” Baucus said in an interview. “It will be more sustainable and will inspire more public confidence.”

Baucus, who came to the Senate in 1979, and Grassley, who joined two years later, have let that philosophy guide them since they assumed senior posts on the finance committee eight years ago.

Utter lies, Senator Baucus. Most of the progressive legislation that still endures today such as Medicare, was passed without Republican votes. The Republicans in each of the three House Committees, and in the Senate HELP Committee, voted AGAINST health care reform. Does Senator Baucus really think that Republicans will vote for real health care reform? Is he that deluded in his need to please his bipartisanship fetish?

Senator Baucus knows that the delay of the committee vote to September 15th, 2009, allows time for the murder-by-spreadsheet industry to ramp up their PR attacks to scare Members of Congress into voting against any real semblance of health care reform such as the public option and a strong national insurance exchange. He knows that pursuing bipartisanship allows the Republicans to kill progressive legislation. Here are the words straight from a former Republican aide for Senator John Kyl:

Ron Bonjean, who formerly served as chief of staff under Senator Kyl, said: “Creating bipartisan coalitions on key issues is important to prevent Democrat legislative victories.”

It’s time for Senator Baucus to realize over the August recess as his constituents and liberal advocacy organizations ramp up their calls for real health care reform with a strong, robust public option, that his bipartisanship fetish isn’t going to cut it this time.

Yesterday 57 House progressives signed a letter refusing to accept the Blue Dog compromise.

And as reported by the AP this morning:

There’s a new agreement between House conservatives, moderates (??) and liberals on ways to strengthen the House health care reform bill, including the Public Option

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
7:12 pm

Blathering brain dead brucie cannot repute Betsy McCaughey and Michael Smith. All brucie can do is tell people don’t believe the truth when you see what these socialists liberal morons, Obumer, Pelosi, Reid and the rest are doing to you.

Follow the links, read the info contained as cited in the articles on the pages of the House and Senate bills Betsy McCaughey has furnished, then you decide what to believe: Your lying eyes or the socialist liberal Obrucies and other spell bound Obumer toadies.

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
7:51 pm

Yesterday 57 House progressives (a.k.a. socialist liberals) signed a letter refusing to accept the Blue Dog compromise?

Yeah, so what, HR 3200 went nowhere, the House is in recess. The Blue Dogs won their demands.

Something else for the good readers of Wooten’s column to consider is last night’s House Energy & Commerce Cmte. vote that passed the health care bill 31 to 28. It had absolutely “NO” bipartisan support. In fact, five Democrats joined in bipartisan opposition voting against it.

These socialist liberals are so myopic and jubilant in conceit they think they have won a battle in failing to pass a bill by Obumer’s previously set deadline. How little do they know they have only started a war, within their own house.

“I am opposed to the current health care reform bills being debated in Congress,” said Taylor, a founding member of the conservative Democratic Blue Dogs, who forced a steep price cut in a Democratic health care proposal this week.

“We should not create an expensive new government health program or promise new government health benefits when we have not figured out how to pay the future costs of Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other federal health programs that were promised by previous presidents and previous Congresses.”

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

FAILED LIBERALSIM

August 1st, 2009
8:02 pm

This blog is actually getting pretty hilarious. You have some POS left wing libtard from hell who’s got the hots for Palin (nah, she won’t touch your nasty mindless venomous libtard skankass) and can’t stop brownstaining itself, and then, well, there’s reality. The reality is that The Teleprompter In Chief is failing this nation just like the libtard Dhimmicrats running both houses of Congress (albiet narrowly – SO narrowly in fact we won’t hear about Communist Care again for a while – no matter what Nancytox says). But the libtard comment of the week goes to that libtard skank Janeane Garofalo. Can she just go hang herself, please?

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After bombing on stage at England’s Latitude festival a few weeks ago, Janeane Garofalo apparently decided to go back to what she’s best at: vulgarly attacking faceless Americans whose political opinions she disagrees with.

Having called the April 15 Tea Party goers “a bunch of teabagging rednecks” on MSNBC’s “Countdown,” Garofalo’s encore was to tell a British newspaper that “These people are called ‘racially sensitive’, what they should be called is racist, backward motherf**kers.”
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Nice manners, bitch.

FAILED LIBERALISM

August 1st, 2009
8:07 pm

Like I said earlier, the DNC media will upsell the sh!t sandwich we are all being handed out by the most useless and free America destroying government in the history of the United States run by libtardism.

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In today’s “How’s That Voodoonomics Working Out For You” segment, despite considering a 0.4 percent decline in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (a calamity when George W. Bush was President), America’s media applauded Friday’s announcement that the GDP in the second quarter declined by one percent.

Of course, this is not at all surprising, for many of these same outlets cheered when businesses ONLY cut payrolls by 539,000 in April.
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Jackie

August 1st, 2009
8:13 pm

One good thing about the final version of the health reform bill is that it will be written down and all the innuendo and extrapolation will not sufficient to change the meaning of the word, sentence, paragraph of the each section of the bill.

Wonder what will happen then?

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
8:18 pm

I AM SO GLAD THAT THESE REDNECK HICKS ARE FINALLY OUTNUMBERED,SO STAY AT YOUR KLAN RALLY WHILE THE REST OF AMERICA IS GETTING BACK ON TRACK FROM THE REPUBLICANS PHUCK-UP!

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
8:24 pm

MIKE SMITH AND FAILED LIBRALISM HOW DID WE GET TO THIS POINT OF AMERICANS BEING OUT OF WORK,HEALTH CARE COST GOING OUT THE ROOF,PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES,AND ALL THESE TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPENED UNDER THE GOP RULE,YOU DUMB CRACKERS BLAME BUSH MESS ON OBAMA,I`M GLAD PEOPLE ARE NOT LISTENING TO THE HILLBILLIES ANYMORE,HOW BOUT BOTH OF YOU GO TO IRAQ AND GET BLOWN UP,FOR THE GREAT COUNTRY OF AMERICA,WE NEED YOUR SACRIFICE,BLOOD AND GUTS NOW!

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 1st, 2009
8:29 pm

THAT WITCH PALIN IS A QUITER,NOT A HARDWORKER,NOT SOMEONE THAT SPEAKS THE TRUTH,KILLER OF ALL GODS ANIMALS (DEER,MOOSE,WOLVES AND BEAR),KEEP THE SNOWBILLY IN HER IGLOO,DUMB BITCH!

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
10:40 pm

evil brucie-tard have you ever heard the phrase “it takes two to tango”?

If you took time away from these blogs long enough to stop spewing fascist socialist liberal propaganda, hate and bigotry 24/7/365 you might actually find out why Americans are out of work, losing healthcare and losing houses. It wasn’t the doing of a Republican monopoly as you suggest. Plenty of evidence is documented on Democrat participation in what caused this economic collapse.

You might want to begin looking at the President who actually signed NAFTA which kick-started the insane unfair so-called Free Trade agenda? Please don’t show your stupidity in blaming H.W. Bush again, his Presidential signature is not on NAFTA. As you well know it is none other than President William Jefferson Clinton, as Hillary said, it – NAFTA – was one of Bill’s greatest accomplishments. Also under NAFTA not only did the prophecy of Ross Parot come to pass, as that vast sucking sound made manifest by a stampede of American corporations relocating American jobs across the border in Mexico, it included special visas for Mexican nationals to work here in the U.S. in the further taking of more American jobs which couldn’t be shipped across the border into Mexico. Unfortunately W. Bush showed us his liberal stripes on so-called Free Trade and immigration akin to that of Teddy Kennedy, who actually kick-started back in the LBJ days many of the immigration problems the nation confronts to this very day.

Also, during the last years of the Clinton administration Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers (now Obumer’s economic adviser) lobbied Congress to pass a law prohibiting regulation of derivatives and in 2000 Congress passed that very law, which later gave us the expensive lesson of AIG. (bonuses to be included and approved later by Obumer)

No need to bring up Freddie and Fannie Barney and ACORN-SEIU perhaps all that is going to come out and be settled most likely by 2010 as Senator Isakson informs of the commission similar to the 911 group that will undertake an investigation of what brought about all the fiscal mayhem.

I’ll be glad when you understand the meaning and origin of the words Hillbilly, Redneck and Cracker which is obviously beyond the capability of your bigotry to anyone who is reading or listening.
While reconciling the ignorance embedded in your bigotry the stupidity you now display could use a refresher course on the subject of bearing the political consequences from Presidential predecessors. I mean, LBJ’s Viet Nam became Nixon’s war. The peace dividend Bill Clinton inherited as a result of the collapse of the former U.S.S.R. came about after years collaborative efforts forged by other Presidents and Presidencies. Obumer might want to man-up to being a President if he hasn’t already prepared for that reality. Bush’s Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be his war and he will have to actually do what he was elected to do instead of crying like a dumb bitch over having to fix the mess he chose to accept in becoming President that will soon become his mess in the eyes Americans now suffering the miseries of his jobless recovery.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
10:54 pm

The only dumb bitches I see cryin’ are the bitches like Michael Smith. We are cleaning up the Bush messes one by one.

We’re going to pass a viable public health option–I’ve tried to spoon feed how and why, and you can sling sh_t towards me forever.. To the extent I piss off the dumb white crackers here, who know nothing about medicine and law, and are easy to pick apart, I feel great.

All this “man up” talk from the party of Bush who hid behind daddy’s skirts and abandoned his National Guard unit and hid away in the land of coke never leaving Texas and Alabama, Cheney who got six deferments, and saw combat only shooting wingless turkeys and a near 80 year old attorney in the face, Mary Matlin who is getting older and uglier by the hour which is great–she looks like the mother of 30 year olds instead of pre-teens.

We are passing a robust health care plan, and all the typing you do on a piss-ant blog comment section isn’t going to stop it. I’ve practiced medicine a good many years, and won every insurance battle, but I shouldn’t have wasted my time on them. Finally we are going to refine the paradigm for these prick insurance rip off artists. There are thousands of stories where people who have insurance thought they were covered until they had to have that mastectomy. They are hardly “satisfie” and many of them are dead because the insurance companies wouldn’t pay for post op care.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
11:00 pm

Nixon is dead; Clinton has about $200 million and you’ll never find where he got it; his wife is having the time of her life, and we’re going to clean up the clustefooks your party and the idiots who supported it made. The economic report yesterday showed that Bush had the economy on the brink of a depression,and Obama and his team have been hoisting it out of the ditch. We’ll continue to be constructive, and the poorly educated inarticulate crackers here yammering about Nixon and Viet Nam which was a clusterfook that killed over 50,000 soldiers needlessly has very little to do with anything except for the monster fiasco in Iraq, now pushing over 3 trillion according to a Nobel Prize Winner who did a book documenting the costs, 3 million displaced Iraqi women with children who lost their husbands, and soon over 5000 US soldiers who continue to be slaughtered in the stupid war that Republitard chickenhawks started and we’re going to have to finish–although I don’t see it ending long after the Obama girls are of age to be President.

Micahel H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
11:05 pm

Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill–Unless They Have 2 Lawyers to Interpret It for Them

Monday, July 27, 2009
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter
(CNSNews.com) –

During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51610

Ah, the loony logic of liberals; and like Conyers, many of them are lawyers too. :lol: :lol:

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
11:20 pm

All that loony liberal slobbering Obrucie-tard changes nothing, it only shows you desperately trying to escape reality in your delusional mind. Well, at least escape as much as only two half functional oxygen deprived brain cells will allow.

The Obumer honeymoon is just about over. Obumer’s minster of propaganda Robert “BELTWAY BOB” Gibbs best freshen up some of his Baghdad counterpart’s old material, he’ll probably need it very soon. In fact he has already used some of it, come to think about a recent press briefing as he tried to defend socialist ObumerCare, unsuccessfully of course.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
11:37 pm

Eric the red could have an ugly contest with whack job Palin, little Dick Cheney, and 1% of the vote wide butt Handel at one of those teap parties no one gives a flyin’ fook about.

The pubtards have no plan for any problem they created except “NO we wanna sit in the corner and drool.” That’s why they have no power and make no decisions. Just consider yourself locked up in a psychiatric ward where you belong bigoted white crackers for the rest of your life because you’re a threat to yourself and others–consider it an extended signed “1021.”

Your govenors ruin states left and right. Their water planning is to pray to something fictional, and then throw 7 million bucks on outside counsel who loses every time they twitch. The clown show plays out in the insipidly stupid AJC where the headline is that Sumo Wrestler Purdue wants the Alabama governor to release what happened in their water meeting. Last time I checked, there are 3 pubtard governors involved in the 3 states–what has do nothing ever Sumo Purdue’s tongue or does he have Alzheimer’s?

Michael H. Smith

August 1st, 2009
11:37 pm

Congress’ own healthcare benefits: membership has its privileges

Lawmakers can choose among several plans and get special treatment at federal medical facilities. In 2008, taxpayers spent about $15 billion to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Faye Fiore
2:22 PM PDT, August 1, 2009

Too much, too fast, too expensive. Those are some of the objections lawmakers have thrown up against the healthcare overhaul Democrats are attempting on Capitol Hill.

But many feel Congress is out of touch. How, they wonder, can lawmakers empathize with the underinsured or those lacking insurance when they receive a benefits package — heavily subsidized by taxpayers — that most Americans can only envy?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-congress-benefits2-2009aug02,0,7524121.story

Whatever health-insurance law is passed should apply to members of Congress. If it isn’t good enough for them, it shouldn’t be imposed on the rest of us.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 1st, 2009
11:45 pm

the whole point of what we’re passing over the pubtard wave of “No we’re too dumb to have a plan but whatever you do we don’t want is to get all of the population as close as possible to what Congress has in their health plans. That’s been a stated goal for a long time but pubtards are too dumb to get it.

And the insurance companies don’t play games with a Congressmember or their family, but they have with an ordinary policy holder and we’re going to bring that to a screaching halt.

One of the amendments by the pubtards that was soundly defeated yesterday in Waxman’s markup was an amendment to require birth certificates to be with a patient in an ER when they present for treatment regardless of their condition. Talk about a whackjob bunch of people. Having caught patients night after night for years in tertiary ERs many of them are bleeding to death, have C-Spine fractures, ectopic pregnancies, MIs, CVAs and they don’t have the leisure time to go on line and order a birth certificate that most people have long lost if they ever had one. Nathan Deal, who is teed up to be crushed by Roy Barnes down in JawJaw was one of the losers pushing that amendmewnt as well as doc Phil Gingrey who has been away from clinical medicine long enough for senility to set in.

We crushed them on that stupid amendment and every other one they brought up.

Michael H. Smith

August 2nd, 2009
12:05 am

The elite socialist liberal Obumer Democrats should try to fixing Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other federal health programs that were promised by previous presidents and previous Congresses before attempting to screw-up the rest of the healthcare system in similar fashion.

Old King Roy Rat is more than welcome to piss another $20 million down a rat-hole. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 2nd, 2009
12:32 am

Only a moron would say that the Waxman committee vote went nowhere because the House recessed after the vote. It’s the most important committee vote by far on health care. Recess does not erase that it passed. And of course it passed without bi-partisan support. The pubtards are medical morons; we gave them a chance for input and they proposed stupid amendments like forcing every ER patient to have a birth certificate on them, as if people plan to come to the ER with major trauma, lethal arrhythmias, coronary ischemis, life threatening C-spine fractures, etc. etc, and etc.

Bi partisan support isn’t why we elected Obama. Health Care change that is meaningful in the wake of dictator insurance companies and wasteful health care spending is. If the pubtards are simply going to offer no rational ideas as they did in the markup Friday, and stupid amendments, then we’ll pass a public option without them. Think of them as a collection of bigoted stupid Michael Smiths. Of course we’re not entrusting health care to that moron–he couldn’t drink piss out of a medical school toilet let alone get in and out of medschool.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 2nd, 2009
12:35 am

The polls show Barnes kicking the piss out of every Republican and Democrat and kicking the piss out of them badly. Eric Red State’s Handel has about 1% of the entire vote.

I love these morons who predict victory; never get it, and can’t say who will beat the Dems and why.

Wooten and these idiots predicted VP Palin back in September. How’d that work out?

The mentally ill idiot can’t even get a job with whackjob whack wingnut radio. They don’t even want her.

It doesn’t get any worse. Or is it goshdarnit worser.

Stomp the republitards--they make it easy. We won elections.

August 2nd, 2009
12:41 am

It isn’t just a “health insurance law” we’re passing. It’s a complete health care revamp that happens to include competition for the sh_tferbrain insurance dictators for the first time in the history of htis country. Get used to it. We’re revamping health care. Whatever the pubtards don’t want, we’re passing because that’s a great guidepost for where the country should be headed. If you don’t like it, get the hell out of the US.

Michael H. Smith

August 2nd, 2009
1:40 am

Obrucie-tards cannot admit HR 3200 sits idle, not moving at all as the House is in recess. Stupid brucies of this world believe that passing a few amendments in a House committee means a law has actually been created.

Oh brucie moron how many points do you get in a football game for running all over the playing field with the football and never crossing over the goal line once? Guess you would call that winning the game?

brucie-tard until a bill becomes law it just a bill no matter how many amendments and markups are passed, it remains nothing more than a bill – words, just words, Obumer.

Obumer was elected to fix a bad economy not to spend the country out of existence, create a socialist government ran healthcare system or tax every form of energy claimed to cause global warming.

Poor stupid brucie-tard the Supreme Omnipotent Bigot trays in vain to assign to me a loony requirement of birth-certificate in the ER when it is even on this blog that I stated humanitarian aid is render as required under law. That is a human right made know by the Declaration of Independence that requires government to protect life as an inalienable right of the individual irregardless of any nationality and it most certainly does carry the full weight of law, brucie.

Stupid brucie-tard tries so vainly to insist that I support whatever any Republican offers when once again brain dead brucie fails greatly in his mindless spew of anger and failure at an attempt to cover-up what I’ve supported throughout this blog and on others in Bipartisan efforts to offer Private Public Co Op healthcare, owned controlled and operated by consumers rather than being forced by government into accepting only the socialist’s ObumerCare Public Option.

Tyrant Brucie-tard now insist the socialist liberals have totalitarian authority to do as he, Obumer and the other comrades want with this country.

Bruce Wilcox it is time that you and all the other little tyrants that think like you to get the hell out of this state and out of this Representative Republic of the United States.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 2nd, 2009
3:21 am

LOOK HERE HICKS LOVE AMERICA OR LEAVE IT,WE WONT MISS YOU TRADERS,WE DONT NEED ANYMORE TURNCOATS OR CHICKENHAWK COWARD REPUBLICANS HERE IN AMERICA,GET THE HELL OUT IF YOU DONT LIKE IT!

catlady

August 2nd, 2009
9:30 am

Getting the profit-making middleman out of health care should be the first priority! Like closing the borders to illegal immigrants, anything less is pizzing in a bucket full of holes!

clyde

August 2nd, 2009
9:38 am

Just to change the subject a wee bit,I notice a headline today touting The National Black Arts Festival Gala.I can’t help wondering how much the Rev.Al and The Rev.Jesse would flap their gums about a National White Arts Festival Gala?

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 2nd, 2009
11:30 am

CLYDE REMEMBER ALL THE KNOWLEDGE IN MODERN TECHNOLOGY TODAY COMES FROM THE LAND OF KEMET(EGYPT),THE PHONE,REDLIGHT,THE REAL MCCOY AND ALL OTHER BLACK INVENTORS INVENTED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING USEABLE IN AMERICA,BUT THE WHITEMAN STOLE IT,JUST LIKE THEY STOLE AND KILLED THE INDIANS FOR THE LAND,ALL KNOWLEDGE CAME FROM KEMET(EGYPT),NOT EUROPE!