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Chairman Obama’s Progressive Radical Socialist Health Care Bill Kills Individual Private Health Care Insurance–Join The Second American Revolution!

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Health Care, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Medicine, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Regulations, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , |

 

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Rush Limbaugh on a provision in Obama’s Healthcare Plan July 16, 2009 IMPORTANT

The progressive radical socialists of the Democratic Party led by President Obama have finally overreached and crossed the line.

The health care bill if passed would kill private individual health insurance plans and will over time kill health saving accounts as well.

The bill prohibits insurance companies from selling individual health insurance plans and enrolling individuals after the passage date of the bill.

President Obama and the progressive radical socialists lied to the American people when they told them they wanted to increase competition in health care insurance by providing a public option or government health insurance plan.

UPDATED:  Now the President is claiming he is not familiar with this provision.  Mr. President you are either lying or incompetent–either way the American people do not trust you:

 

Barack Obama Doesn’t Know What’s in His Own Health Care Bill, Etc. [FOX News]


 

 

 

Instead the progressive radical socialist are trying eliminate competition by prohibiting individual health insurance plans.

This will force individuals into the so-called public option insurance plan–socialized medicine.

A big thank you to Investors Business Daily for alerting the American people for this outrage.

Please read the article in the background section below.

President Obama again lies when he says you will be allowed to have the doctor and hospital of your choice.

First Mr. President, do not tell me what you will allow–you were elected President for four years and not Dictator for life.

Presidents can be and will be replaced.

Lying and bullying people is not leading, it is tactics of a con or confidence man–a criminal.

The vast majority of the American people do want any part of the progressive radical socialist health care agenda–socialized medicine.

Chairman Obama now wants to require or coerce  all individuals to purchase and enroll in the public option plan whether they want it or not.

Who the hell does Obama think he is–Lenin, Stalin, Mao!

Consumer sovereignty not government sovereignty rules in the markets of America.

Neither Congress nor the President  tells the American people how to spend their money.

It is none of their business.

How dare they?

The time to revolt is now.

Throw the bums out.

Any candidate of any political party that gives any indication to the American people that they are going  to replace, tax, or threaten the American  people’s health care and insurance coverage, can deservedly expect to be defeated in the next election.

This bill is both un-American, anti-competitive, monopolistic and against free enterprise.

What do the American people need and want?

ABC 20/20 – John Stossel on HSAs and Health Care

 

The Public Plan Deception – It’s Not About Choice

 

Institute for America’s Future: Jacob Hacker’s Healthy Competition Brief

In-Depth Look – Drawbacks Of A Public Plan – Bloomberg

Rush: Obama-Care is an Effort to Control Lives


 

 

7-5-09 – John C. Goodman – Fox News – Health Care Reform Bill

 

Glenn Beck – The One Thing About Health Care

 

Glenn Beck – Libertarians John Stossel and Penn Jillette

6-9-09 – John Goodman – Fox News – Health Care Reform

 

Join the Second American Revolution.

Send a message both to President Obama and your Senators and Representative by signing the Free Our Health Care Petition:

http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/

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Please take a minute to sign this petition keeping Government control OUT of healthcare.

http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/

Looks like President Obama not only wants to expand government control of your health care and its rationing  but true to form would like to expand abortion and sterilization to control population growth in the United States.

 Glenn Beck – The New Science Czar – Abortion and Sterilization Population Control

 

Michelle Malkin on Obama’s nutty science czar

 

The MindCore: Forced Abortion Czar

 

Angel of Death

 

Background Articles and Videos

It’s Not An Option

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM PT

“…Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.

 

IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure 

  

When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

From the beginning, opponents of the public option plan have warned that if the government gets into the business of offering subsidized health insurance coverage, the private insurance market will wither. Drawn by a public option that will be 30% to 40% cheaper than their current premiums because taxpayers will be funding it, employers will gladly scrap their private plans and go with Washington’s coverage.

The nonpartisan Lewin Group estimated in April that 120 million or more Americans could lose their group coverage at work and end up in such a program. That would leave private carriers with 50 million or fewer customers. This could cause the market to, as Lewin Vice President John Sheils put it, “fizzle out altogether.”

What wasn’t known until now is that the bill itself will kill the market for private individual coverage by not letting any new policies be written after the public option becomes law.

The legislation is also likely to finish off health savings accounts, a goal that Democrats have had for years. They want to crush that alternative because nothing gives individuals more control over their medical care, and the government less, than HSAs.

With HSAs out of the way, a key obstacle to the left’s expansion of the welfare state will be removed.

The public option won’t be an option for many, but rather a mandate for buying government care. A free people should be outraged at this advance of soft tyranny.

Washington does not have the constitutional or moral authority to outlaw private markets in which parties voluntarily participate. It shouldn’t be killing business opportunities, or limiting choices, or legislating major changes in Americans’ lives.

It took just 16 pages of reading to find this naked attempt by the political powers to increase their reach. It’s scary to think how many more breaches of liberty we’ll come across in the final 1,002.”

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=332548165656854

 

Socialized health care and the death of choice

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Two more Obamacare items worth your attention this morning:

1) Investors’ Business Daily shines light on a provision in the Democrat takeover bill that will effectively kill off the market for individual insurance and funnel consumers into the “public option:”

When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

2) The National Taxpayers Union weighed the references to taxes and regulation versus the references to options and choice in the Dems’ behemoth proposal. They found 1400 references to “taxes/regulation” compared to 88 for “choice/options.” And this sums it all up:

The terms “consumer-driven” and “patient-driven” as in consumer-driven and patient-driven choices and health care do not appear in the bill. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/07/16/socialized-health-care-and-the-death-of-choice/

 

Consumer sovereignty

“…Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces.

The term “consumer sovereignty” was coined by William Hutt who firstly used it in his 1936 book “Economists and the Public”. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_sovereignty

 

 

Jacob S. Hacker

“…Jacob S. Hacker is Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley and has written works on social policy, health care reform, and economic insecurity in the United States.[1] His most recent book, The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream, (2008 paperback) lays out the argument that America’s middle class has grown more insecure over the last 30 years, as problems once confined to the working poor — loss or lack of health insurance and guaranteed pensions, job insecurity and mounting personal debt — have moved up the income ladder to become a normal part of middle-class life.

Hacker will return to Yale as the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science.[2]

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“…Hacker is a media contributor and has testified before the United States Congress. He is widely recognized as a contributor to the health care plans for three of the leading Democratic candidates — Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John Edwards — in the presidential election of 2008.[3] Hacker’s plan, Health Care for America, is outlined in a report for the Economic Policy Institute. It proposes providing health care for uninsured or under-insured Americans by requiring employers to either provide insurance to their workers or enroll them in a new, publicly overseen insurance pool. People in this pool could choose either a public plan modeled after Medicare or from regulated private plans.

He is a Fellow at the New American Foundation, and in 2007 he co-chaired the National Academy of Social Insurance’s conference, “For the Common Good.” In 2007 he was given funding by the Rockefeller Foundation for a multi-year project to develop a comprehensive “Economic Security Index.” He oversees a Social Science Research Council project on the “privatization of risk,” and is also completing a book on inequality and American democracy, Winner-Take-All Politics: Inequality and the Transformation of American Politics (with Paul Pierson). …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Hacker

How to Structure Public Health Insurance Plan Choice to Ensure Risk-Sharing, Cost Control, and Quality Improvement

By Jacob Hacker
“…Executive Summaery

The debate over health care reform has increasingly centered on the issue of “public plan choice”—whether Americans younger than 65 who lack employment-based coverage should have the choice of enrolling in a new public health insurance plan modeled after Medicare. The central argument for public plan choice is that such a plan, offered as a choice within a new national insurance “exchange,” provides an essential set of security guarantees, ensuring that Americans without insurance from their place of work can find a plan that offers them quality, affordable health care through a broad choice of providers in all parts of the country.

For public plan choice to provide such guarantees, however, the public plan must be properly structured, compete on a truly “level playing field” with private plans, and have the authority to use its bargaining power as one of many tools to encourage greater value in health care delivery. The most effective and easily implemented model for the new public plan is a “Medicare-like” plan that builds on Medicare’s administrative infrastructure and basic framework of coverage but is separate from Medicare’s risk pool and departs from Medicare in a number of key respects regarding payment and benefits.

To create a level playing field requires attention to the “three R’s” of workable public-private competition: rules that are the same for both the public plan and private plans, risk adjustment that protects plans from being competitively disadvantaged if they enroll a less healthy group of people, and regional pricing that allows private plans and the public plan to compete within regions on the same terms, rather than having the public plan compete on a national basis with regionally based private plans (whose premiums may be lower or higher
in any given region).

Finally, giving the public plan the authority to bargain for reasonable rates is an essential item on the menu of cost control—and one that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other budget watchdogs are likely to “score” as producing savings (in contrast with many other currently favored cost-control strategies). Nonetheless, there are reasonable concerns about how the new public plan will use its bargaining power—concerns reflected in current proposals for a price-taking (rather than price-making) public plan that would have limited ability to secure fair rates. …”

http://www.ourfuture.org/healthcare/hacker

 

Obama’s Science Czar: Traditional family is obsolete, punish large families

By: David Freddoso
Commentary Staff Writer

President Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren, took a controversial and amoral approach

to the science of population by recommending mass compulsory sterilization and even forced abortion (and/or forced marriages) under certain circumstances. His 1977 tome, Ecoscience, which he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, also displays a revealing disregard for the institution of the traditional human family.
Holdren and the Ehrlichs write: 
 

Radical changes in family structure and relationships are inevitable, whether population control is instituted or not. Inaction, attended by a steady deterioration in living conditions for the poor majority, will bring changes everywhere that no one could consider beneficial. Thus, it is beside the point to object to population-control measures simply on the grounds that they might change the social structure or family relationships.

Holdren, with a blithe “of course,” encourages government to wage an effective war on the family in America. It begins with the abolition of “pronatalist” policies and continues with their complete reversal:

As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing…Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family. …”

“…Some Americans might cite the Founding Fathers and argue that a government whose policy is to make war on the family in the name of science has clearly overstepped its mandate. That was not the opinion expressed by John Holdren, the man President Obama has put in charge in the nation’s science policy.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/More-Holdren-Traditional-family-is-obsolete-50807107.html

 

49% Oppose Health Care Reform Plan, 46% Favor It

“…Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters now at least somewhat oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 46% at least somewhat favor it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Just two weeks ago, 50% were for the reform plan, and 45% were opposed.

The “nays” also continue to have the edge in terms of intensity. While 22% strongly favor the Democrats’ health care reform plan, 38% strongly oppose it, up four points from the previous survey.
Among those voters who have health insurance, opposition is even higher: 43% favor the plan, but 52% oppose it. Those who strongly oppose it outnumber those who strongly favor it by two-to-one – 40% to 20%. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/healthcare/july_2009/49_oppose_health_care_reform_plan_46_favor_it

 

Wanting The Impossible On Health Care

John Zogby, 07.16.09, 12:01 AM EDT

What’s a politician to do?

“…In a nation of 306 million, reforming health care, which is estimated to cost as much as 17% of GDP, is an exceedingly complex issue. Public attitudes are just as complex. Here are some examples from the Texas/Zogby survey:

–84% are satisfied with their current health care.

–53% agree that health care is a human right.

–But only 39% would be willing to pay any more in taxes to insure every American. Opinion is split on whether taxes should be increased on families earning more than $250,000 per year as a way to accomplish that goal. …”

http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/15/health-care-reform-opinions-columnists-john-zogby.html

Social Security Scam…

 

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Dennis Miller–Videos

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Communications, Culture, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Talk Radio, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , |

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“Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.

 

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“There’s nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you’re insightful about it.

 

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Background Articles and Videos

Dennis Miller

“…Dennis Miller (November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, sports commentator, and television and radio personality. He is known for his ability to improvise critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, CNBC and in syndication. He currently hosts a daily, three-hour, self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Westwood One.

In recent years, Miller has become known for his conservative political opinions, emphasizing a hawkish stance on U.S. military action and supporting Republican presidential candidates. He is a regular political commentator on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor in a segment called “Miller Time”, and formerly on the network’s Hannity & Colmes in a segment called “Real Free Speech.” …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4shgaMfD2OU&feature=related

 

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Judge Sotomajor: Do you have the right of self-defense? Yes or No.–Here Are Some Clues Judge Sotomajor

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Crime, Economics, Employment, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

-U. S. Constitution, “Amendment II”

 

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

 ~Thomas Jefferson

 

Death Wish 

 

Do Americans Have A Right To Personal Self-Defense? pt.3 Senator Coburn Judge Sotomayor Hearing

 

Suzanna Gratia Hupp explains meaning of 2nd Amendment!

“…On October 16, 1991, Hennard drove his 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck through the front window of a Luby’s Cafeteria at 1705 East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, yelled “This is what Bell County has done to me!”, then opened fire on the restaurant’s patrons and staff with a Glock 17 pistol and later a Ruger P89. About 80 people were in the restaurant at the time. He stalked, shot, and killed 23 people and wounded another 20 before committing suicide. During the shooting, he approached Suzanna Gratia Hupp and her parents. Hupp had actually brought a handgun to the Luby’s Cafeteria that day, but had left it in her vehicle due to the laws in force at the time, forbidding citizens from carrying firearms. According to her later testimony in favor of Missouri’s HB-1720 bill[1] and in general, after she realized that her firearm was not in her purse, but “a hundred feet away in [her] car”, her father charged at Hennard in an attempt to subdue him, only to be gunned down; a short time later, her mother was also shot and killed. (Hupp later expressed regret for abiding by the law in question by leaving her firearm in her car, rather than keeping it on her person. One patron, Tommy Vaughn, threw himself through a plate-glass window to allow others to escape. Hennard allowed a mother and her four-year-old child to leave. He reloaded several times and still had ammunition remaining when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after being cornered and wounded by police.

Reacting to the massacre, in 1995 the Texas Legislature passed a shall-issue gun law allowing Texas citizens with the required permit to carry concealed weapons. The law had been campaigned for by Suzanna Hupp, who was present at the Luby’s massacre and both of whose parents were shot and killed. Hupp testified across the country in support of concealed-handgun laws, and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1996. The law was signed by then-Governor George W. Bush and became part of a broad movement to allow U.S. citizens to easily obtain permits to carry concealed weapons. …”

 

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Sotomajor on Whether Citizens Have A Right to Self Defense- “I don’t know”

By Brian Darling

“…Coburn asked if the right to gun ownership was fundamental and Sotomayor answered with a dodge.  Sotomayor redefined the term fundamental right to mean, “but it doesn’t have the same meaning that common people understand that word to mean.  To most people, the word by its dictionary term is critically important, central, fundamental.  It’s sort of a rock basis.  These meanings are not how the law uses that term when it comes to what the states can do or not do.” 

Sotomayor redefined “fundamental” to mean “that Amendment (the 2nd Amendment) of the Constitution incorporated against the states.”  Therefore, one does not have a fundamental right to self defense with a firearm, according to Sotomayor, because the Supreme Court has yet to incorporate that explicit recognition in the Constitution of a natural right of all men and women.  Agreed, that one could argue that the Sotomayor definition of “fundamental” is arguable, yet it was non responsive to Senator Coburn’s direct question.  A wise nominee can contort and justify prior decisions, yet why can’t this nominee say if she believes that the 2nd Amendment is arguably a fundamental right for all Americans.  Most Americans believe that their right to self defense and the right to own a firearm is fundamental, as did the Supreme Court in the landmark Heller case which held that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right.

questions and answers tell the story better than I can.  Please read and draw your own conclusions:

Coburn:  Let me follow up with one other question. As a citizen oThe actual f this country, do you believe innately in my ability to have self-defense of myself — personal self-defense? Do I have a right to personal self- defense?

Sotomayor: I’m trying to think if I remember a case where the Supreme Court has addressed that particular question. Is there a Constitutional right to self-defense? And I can’t think of one. I could be wrong, but I can’t think of one.

Generally, as I understand, most criminal law statutes are passed by states. And I’m also trying to think if there’s any federal law that includes a self-defense provision or not. I just can’t.

What I was attempting to explain is that the issue of self- defense is usually defined in criminal statutes by the state’s laws. And I would think, although I haven’t studied the — all of the state’s laws, I’m intimately familiar with New York.

Coburn: But do you have an opinion, or can you give me your opinion, of whether or not in this country I personally, as an individual citizen, have a right to self-defense?

Sotomayor: I — as I said, I don’t know. …”

http://townhall.com/blog/g/c01148de-ab3d-4ced-a4b7-aeab046ac96b

 

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