I have been a rallying point here against the government taking over health care because of many reasons. One is, they can’t seem to get anything right when it comes to running things….especially lately. Obama and the democrats in Washington are like thieves in the night who do not know the meaning of NO when it comes to other people’s money. The idea of having no money left just doesn’t sink into their brains for one moment, and because of that they continue to spend spend spend like there is no tomorrow.
The thing that I do not understand is, why are the democrats so popular when it is them that is destroying this country thread by thread…….increment by increment. And if we do not pay attention to the way that they are changing their ideals, we will notice before it’s too late, that we have lost our freedoms and our freedom of speech, and people like me, Doug Gibbs of Political Pistachio, and Loki of the Halls of Valahala, and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and the rest of us Conservatives out here, will be silenced. And the plans for this are in the works.
They are not working for the “fairness doctrine” anymore, but they are working to put rules in place so that people like Glenn Beck and the rest that I have mentioned here will be fined everytime that we do not do exactly what they say we must. Our freedom of speech will be taken away from us.
It is just like Obama said that he would bankrupt the coal industry and make electrical costs “necessarily skyrocket”, he plans to put talk radio and probably the Conservative Blogs out of business too. All of us Conservatives are living on Borrowed time, and the Constitution will NOT protect us from them if we allow them to do what they want to do. They all want to change this country. They want to make the Constitution ineffective. And they are working hard to achieve that goal.
The thing that the Conservatives have got to understand, is that the Democrats work their lives to get into power. They crave it and when they have it they cannot do enough to make their power stronger. They desire bigger more intrusive government, and manage to make a lot of the people think that it is the Republicans who want that. Of course, Bush growing government didn’t help any, but it is not the Conservatives who desire having a bigger government. The democrats are the ones who want that. Obama wants that. He wants Government so big that it doesn’t need the Constitution. After all, it tells them what they cannot do to the people. And according to them it does not tell them what they can do. If you use your common sense here, if it tells you what you cannot do, then if you use your sense, what it doesn’t say, you can do. So the democrats are wrong.
Newt Gingrich tells us the three reasons why Government cannot run Health Care. Here is what he says:
Reason No. 1: Government Can’t Be Trusted With a Credit Card
Every family knows about making a budget and living within its means. Government, to put it bluntly, does not.
What if your husband had come home last Friday night and announced that he had racked up almost 30 percent more debt on the family credit card – including the mortgage and car loans – than he had told you about just a month ago?
Would you trust him to go out and start spending money to remodel the kitchen? And do you think he could get a loan to do it?
But that’s exactly what the Obama Administration did with their weekend news dump. They announced late Friday that the amount of money they don’t have but are nonetheless planning on spending over the next ten years isn’t the astonishing $7 trillion they estimated in May but is instead an astounding $9 trillion.
Add this to the fact that, after the administration sold its health care reform proposal on the grounds that it will reduce costs to the Treasury, the independent Congressional Budget Office determined that the House plan will actually cost an astounding $1 trillion-$1.5 trillion in the next ten years, which will be added directly to the federal debt. The director of the CBO testified before Congress last month that “[i]n the legislation that has been reported we do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount. And on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs.”
Which do you have more faith in, the government’s happy talk of “bending the cost curve” or its record of out-of-control spending?
Deeds, not words.
Reason No. 2: Government Can’t Even Give Away Money Effectively
As the inimitable Andy McCarthy of National Review put it, “Compared to the infinite complexity of healthcare and health-insurance, cash-for-clunkers is kindergarten stuff. You trade in your old car for a new one that gets (slightly) better mileage and the government gives you money – between $3,500 and $4,500. How hard is that?”
Too hard for government bureaucrats, it turns out.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has boasted that the cash-for-clunkers program provided “a lifeline to the automobile industry, jump starting a major sector of the economy and putting people back to work.”
But look at the deeds, not the words.
Last week, cash-for-clunkers ended in a bureaucratic morass of red tape, failed promises and unanticipated costs.
Air Traffic Controllers Manning the Cash-for-Clunkers Hotline
Only a government bureaucracy could mess up a program designed to give away free money.
The government wizards who set up cash-for-clunkers initially budgeted to sell 250,000 cars in three months.
The program sold that many in four days.
And because the central planners who think they can provide government “competition” to the private health insurance market failed to accurately estimate how many government workers it would take to administer cash-for-clunkers, they had to take employees from the FAA – air traffic controllers, no less – to help manage the demand.
And what about the car dealerships the program was supposed to help in the first place? Even though the rebates were supposed to be paid within 10 days, only 7 percent of federal promises under cash-for-clunkers have been paid so far, leaving dealers with millions of dollars in unfunded government promises.
More Than Bureaucratic Incompetence, Political Business as Usual.
What life-saving therapy are they hiding from YOU?
The headlines should have been blazing. The biggest health discoveries of our time-effective treatments for almost every disease. Breakthroughs like:
* a side-effect free cholesterol buster-that costs 4 cents a day
* a natural cancer killer 10,000 times stronger than chemo
And if Big Pharma had their way, you’d never hear about a single one.
But they can’t keep these cures a secret forever-and one team is working round-the-clock to make sure you find out about every last one.
But there’s more to the cautionary tale of cash-for-clunkers than just bureaucratic incompetence.
This is a case study in what happens when politicians get involved in the marketplace.
Despite all the rhetoric of jump starting the auto industry, politicians’ priorities are to give free goodies to their constituents. So as far as they’re concerned, cash-for-clunkers has been a resounding success.
Forget the fact that they’re spending money they don’t have, or that car dealerships are left holding millions of dollars in empty government promises. They’re not concerned with the long-term, just the next election.
So tell us again why should we think bureaucrats and politicians will perform any better with our health care?
Reason No. 3: Government Would Rather Pay Crooks Than Manage Efficiently
There’s been a lot of worrying about the inevitability of government rationing health care under the Democratic reform bills in Congress.
Economists have known about this inevitability for a long time. Well, Americans can stop worrying. Government is rationing care already – and doing it in a particularly stupid way.
Studies have shown that early use of home health care after hospitalization – allowing patients to go home and be visited by a nurse to manage their care – saves Medicare billions of dollars.
So here is a case where an innovative government program actually saves the government money. Home health care is both more compassionate and more efficient. It reduces the likelihood a patient will be readmitted to a hospital by allowing her to heal in a more familiar setting.
Home Health Care Works, So Naturally Medicare Bureaucrats Cut Its Funding
So naturally bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cut $34 billion from this compassionate, efficient program last week.
And if the House health care reform bill becomes law, an additional $56.8 billion will be cut from the program – an amount equal to almost the entire federal budget for home health care services in 2007.
What makes rationing care to the homebound all the more immoral is the fact that there is a much bigger pot of savings available to Washington if it only had the political will to look.
Instead of Seeking Savings from the Homebound, Why Not the Crooks?
As a new book by the Center for Health Transformation’s Jim Frogue details, criminals rip off the taxpayers to the tune of $80 billion to $120 billion each year in the current Medicare and Medicaid programs.
We’re not talking about inadvertent bill errors but outright fraud. Government health programs are currently paying men maternity benefits, giving taxpayer dollars to pizza parlors that are supposed to be HIV transfusion centers, and even paying dead patients federal health care benefits.
If ever there was a reason not to turn our entire health care system over to government it is this: Government can’t run the health care programs it already has. It would rather ration compassionate, effective programs than do the hard work of rooting out and punishing the crooks who are stealing our taxpayer dollars.
Facts are Stubborn Things
Americans have already heard a lot of rhetoric about health care reform, and we can expect to hear a lot more.
But as Ronald Reagan used to say, facts are stubborn things. And the facts of government’s track record in managing our money and delivering on its promises speak louder than any televised presidential speech or stage-managed town hall ever could.
So as the summer winds down and the debate rages on, let this be our mantra:
Facta, non verba.
Make a bumper sticker out of it.
Put it on a tee-shirt and wear it to a town hall.
And when someone asked you what it means, tell them that before we hand over more of our lives to government, we should consider how they’ve treated us so far.
Now isn’t that the truth. I have troubles understanding, when Obama tells us one hour that we are coming out of the recession, and an hour later tells us that the deficit is is going to be much bigger than originally thought, and yet, 49% of the people still think he is doing a good job. To me that is a scary thing. People are not thinking, or, they do not care what is happening to our great country. We have to start caring.
As Conservatives, we only have about 15 months left before the next election. We do not have that much time. Time is not on our side here people. If we do not start being activists, and getting ourselves into position to take this country back…..it may be too late before our next chance comes. The democrats are in full gear now. It is time we hit full speed now. We have the people, so let’s stop choosing the wrong ones. Time is running out.
God Bless America and our troops, and the people who are rising up against what our government is doing to this country
God Bless my readers, my listeners on BTR and my viewers on You Tube…..