Archive for August, 2009

Obama’s War

Civilian deaths are rising.
US and ally military deaths are rising.
The President is defining this war as essential to the freedom of our society. More troops and more money are necessary, perhaps unlimited time.
This all should sound familiar. It was ridiculed by Senator Obama when President Bush was extolling the necessity of the ‘Surge’ in Iraq.
The shoe is on the other foot now.  President Obama is attempting to justify increasing the activity in Afghanistan while suggesting there may not be an exit strategy from this war.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Afghan war 3 Comments

Obamacare for Obama and Congress

If Obamacare is such a wonderful deal, then it only seems fair that the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government should be the first to adopt it.
Holding with the traditional battle between the Federal and State governments, all employees of any State and all companies doing business with any State must enroll in Obamacare to trigger the release of federal funds to the states. Furthermore, all state employees must enroll in Obamacare.
Of course, all federal employees must enroll in Obamacare.
Now that is a excellent test sample and should operate for at least a year. By then maybe it will be proven effective and efficient or at least many of the bugs will be worked out – all before it is available to the public, the ones who are paying for it.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Health Care Legislation No Comments

Let’s Make Another Post Office

Thank you President Obama for crystallizing the argument of public versus private enterprises.  Comparing the efficiency of FedEx and UPS to our Federal Post Office was very helpful.  Here is a link detailing personal experience with a Manhattan post office.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08162009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/health_care_goes_postal_184853.htm

Horror stories in emergency rooms will increase by orders of magnitude.  Can no one in Congress see the upcoming tragedy of a public option for health care?

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Monday, August 17th, 2009 Health Care Legislation No Comments

Default positions of health care legislation

The cry for transparency resounded throughout the Obama campaign last year. We all thought that maybe a new breed of politician had arrived.
Not.
Just another Chicago huckster.
My concerns here are the default positions in the proposed health care legislation. The legislation that was nearly passed in July.
The one which Obama and Pelosi demanded that the Congress pass in July.
What I mean by default positions is those items which are automatically covered as the baseline – the default positions.
This allows the Democrats to honestly say that there is no ‘abortion’ language in the legislation. The cost of abortions will be covered by the new health bill because it is a default position – meaning that unless an amendment to the bill is passed which bans, limits and/or describes the conditions under which the health costs of an abortion are covered under the new health bill – then there is no ban, limit and/or condition on the coverage of the health costs of abortions.
The same applies to many health items. By using this strategy, the politicians do not need to address  many of the contentious issues which always surround legislation such as the currently proposed health care legislation.

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Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Health Care Legislation No Comments

Trillions with a T

Orders of magnitude need to be considered. The clunker program is 1, and now an additional 2, to make 3 billion. That’s billion with a b. The deficit, the national debt ceiling, health care cost, cap and trade cost are all measured in trillions with a t. I do not know when millions with an m became so insignificant, it seems I napped right through billions with a b and now only trillions with a t are relevant. It must be the new math.

Geitner has requested that Congress raise the ceiling on the National Debt.  Can Congress ever say no to this rock star administration?

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Monday, August 10th, 2009 National Deficit No Comments

Thanks for the verification President Obama

Could there be a more poignant example of government mismanagement than the current junker incentive? The management of this very simple program by government personnel demonstrates the complete and total inability of civil service employees to function in a business marketplace.
Do you want these same individuals or their ilk to manage your health care?
Call, write, email, visit, whatever your house and senate representatives now and repeatedly. Make your views know.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Clunker Program No Comments