Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Issue #14


Health care is hot in the news, and as usual politicians are totally confusing people who want it done right, or want to do the right thing. The politicians never unite, and do the right thing for the people. Remember that! They are in a constant power struggle of super egos amongst the two parties, and concern for “the people”, or the “good of the country” is way down on their list of priorities. Besides, they know best what is good for us, and how best to spend our money. Both parties want BIG government, just of their own design. Bigger government always creates bigger problems. Just learn that and you will save yourself a lot of grief. Forget them. Think for yourself. As I’ve said, look at the facts you know, use common sense, connect the dots and then tell those lying, arrogant egotists (who have health plans we can only dream about) how they damned-well BETTER vote on something that you and I, and our kids will pay for, the rest of our lives! Healthcare fact number one is, the polls say 84% of the people like what they have. A lot can be done to cut costs and make it better. Do that, a little at a time, with a long range program and goal; simple, easy to understand, and “transparent” for all the people to see (and possibly within these bunglers’ capabilities). Only fools would advocate throwing something out, of such magnitude, that works, for a radical untried system (government designed and run) and in the worst possible economic climate! Fools we have in abundance. Fact two is, IF you add 47 million people suddenly to a system, already short of doctors, nurses and hospital space, you must know the effect (at a minimum) will be long lines and waiting for vital care. That will be an immediate result and will last for a bunch of years, until newcomers get all those years of doctor training required. You are assuming (aren’t you) that young people will want to go through all that hard work and expense to obtain a government job? I will assume they will train for other work! These two facts should be enough to quell any further debate. But I want you to know what all my digging and hard work has revealed to me. If Obama’s plan to have a government plan, to “compete” with private insurers gets passed when Congress reconvenes, it will result in (and is designed to be) a government take-over of everyone’s healthcare. Here is where it will get ugly and turn into something you never imagined. I’ll just say he thinks differently about “life” than the clear majority of America does. We will have “rationed” care for the elderly (to control costs) in those documented, “Last Years” and most expensive stage of life. Bet on it. The government’s infinite wisdom will decide what numerical age is (now) “Elderly.” They could also declare abortions legal (and appropriate) right up until the baby sees daylight! Outrageous, but their backgrounds reveal it! Government will decide how sick, is TOO sick and when to pull the plug or stop treatment (since “they” are paying for it). They could determine that a “special needs” child or adult is a drag on the bottom line. What then, Euthanasia? Will government tell you to abort your unborn baby if ultra-sound shows it to be “imperfect”, and will need “too much” medical care?

CASH FOR CLUNKERS – How Awesome – 1 billion expended in 4 days. Congress immediately approved an additional 2 billion to keep the program going. It is amazing, the money they can throw out there when they’re “motivated.” But there is something inherently wrong in destroying hundreds of thousands of cars that the “little guy” would be glad to have. This waste (and farce) doesn’t even encourage “Buy American” or your choice must get much better mileage. If those lucky “winners” can’t make those “new car” payments will the government bail them out? And the ones that were going to buy soon are spurred on to buy NOW. Those sales won’t be there later. But why can’t that free spending government get “motivated” to throw a few billion at PREVENTION instead of TREATMENT in healthcare? This would actually make sense that I could believe in, IF I didn’t know them better. When it comes to, “Put your money where your mouth is.” It is always “our” money and “their” mouths. Mouths that run incessantly, blathering half the time and outright lying the other half. A big part of illness prevention would be in research of those diseases. Federal Funding is woefully inadequate to study causation, or correlations between poor nutrition, obesity and the rapid increase of diseases like Diabetes and Autism. I am into vitamin supplements because the nutrients just aren’t in the soil anymore. I know my wife and I have benefited greatly over the last 30 years. It is an absolute crime that they don’t teach our children extensively in school about health and good nutrition to break this cycle of ignorance. And having pop and junk-food vending on school property is ludicrous. Lower medical costs nationwide, literally starts with educating the next generation (from Grade School on) about nutrition (whole grains, whole foods, fats and sugar) and healthy lifestyles. THIS is where government (once again) could help but is nowhere to be found. Is it ignorance, or is it deliberate? After everything I’ve seen in this government (to the highest bidder) I have serious doubts. You see (while educating) the government could also force food preparers (convenience foods) to comply with high healthy standards in ingredients, and processing. The government is the one with the biggest financial stake, and is also the one (the only one) that can turn this all around – better health and financial burden relief.

DIVORCE AGREEMENT 2009 (I rather liked this. Hope you do)
Dear American Liberals, Leftists, Social Progressives, Socialists, Marxists, Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950’s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
Here is a model separation agreement: Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
We don’t like re-distributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU, and abortion clinics. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, Katie Couric and Rosie O’Donnell.
We’ll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms and rednecks. We’ll keep the Bibles and give you CBS, NBC, CNBC and Hollywood.
You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks, and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.
We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N., but we will no longer be paying the bill.
We’ll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks American made cars and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.
You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We’ll continue to believe healthcare is not a right. We’ll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem and “In God We Trust” where it belongs. I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.
We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting I’ll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
Sincerely, John J. Wall, Law Student and an American - P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand and Jane Fonda with you.

I introduced you to “Public Allies” last week as the prototype civilian army for Obama. Well, the real one will be taking shape named “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education – G.I.V.E. Obama is calling it “voluntary” in G.I.V.E.’s beginnings, but has previously stated (and you had better believe it) that Americans would be “required” to complete “50 hours of community service in Middle School and High School and 100 hours of community service in college every year.” It was, after controversy, changed to “encouraged” to do so. “Required” will be very soon. He always softens his verbiage after he is told he maybe came on too strong.
His opinion (or intent) didn’t change, just a word, temporarily. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff (in a N.Y. Daily News audio interview) divulged that 3 months minimum Civil Service “training” would be required for every American to serve between the ages of 18-25. And yes, there would be “jumping jacks” (calisthenics) and uniforms. He asked, “You would have a problem with that? We would be there for you, in a circle of love.” Well, would YOU have a problem with that? I sure do! And if you don’t, we’re in big trouble. This is just the beginning, and one more facet of “Obama change”. This could be forcible change. Tough “love”? I surely hope you don’t think this is silly, and not to be taken seriously.

Student loans for college, after 7/1/10 will no longer be allowed through banks and guaranteed by the federal government. The new program will give loans direct from the government, will have control over who gets these loans, and if you go into government service (like AmeriCorp) for 10 years after graduation, your loan will be “forgiven”. That will attract many and ensure 10 years of indoctrination, for all those beholden. This is still another way to control every aspect of our lives and to, “guide” the next generation in the “proper” direction.
What do you think about that coming “smart grid” on the horizon? That is to “help us” on energy conservation. It will monitor our heat and light usage. If we use too much heat it will signal the government (Big Brother) and it will be cut back automatically. I expect fines or penalties will soon follow. How do you like the way things are shaping up? It’s just getting started. Control!
H.R 2918 was passed in the House (FOR the House) on June 19. Look at what taxpayers are soaked for, “Salaries and Expenses”: 1.375 Billion. Divided by 435, that is $3.161 million per dummy. They sure do get a lot of frills above their salaries. Maybe we’re the dummies. Maybe that’s why they’re so arrogant. I don’t even care how much the Senate gets; it’s got to be outrageous too. But to sum up, Congressmen have six figure incomes, great healthcare, ridiculous pensions and voted themselves 3.7 Billion in Expense money. Divided by 535 members our “Royalty” got 6.9 million apiece, on average. It truly is no wonder they can’t relate to the “common man”, or find the time to read a bill that only affects the “common man.”
What in the world is the definition of a “Bonus” these days? We have corporations paying HUGE salaries to their executives who oversee HUGE “losses” (some to the brink of bankruptcy) and those miserably failing executives expect huge bonuses too? When I grew up and ventured into the “real” business world, you hired on to do a job for a salary. If you did a good job (certainly not huge losses) you had reasonable expectations for an increase in salary at year end. That was usually somewhere between what you thought you deserved and what your boss, or the board thought. Bonuses were for “extra special” profits or achievement. You certainly deserved NONE for losses! You would be thankful not to be fired. Considering our economic problems today, this points out to me how out of whack simple reimbursement for simply doing your job is. How did this greed or ungodly expectation of reward come about? It defies reason or common sense. Even the U.S. Postal Service, again (routinely billions “in the red”) is doling out six figure bonuses! Corporations that received billions in government bailout funds (to survive) have to “honor” contractual bonus obligations, supposedly. This is a dishonor to taxpayers, and just plain decency. Any executive worth having (after failure) would apologize and sheepishly accept his or her salary, expect no raise, and refuse any offered bonus, contract or not. Give those “bonuses” to the stockholders or employees or subtract it from the “red ink”. Whatever happened to “Character” and “Integrity”? These are “losseswe cannot afford to lose! Are you a “leader”, or just first in line - with your hand out?! Return to virtue and prosperity will follow.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve King today introduced an amendment to the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill prohibiting any taxpayer money in the bill from going to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) or any of its 174 affiliates. Liberals on the House-Rules Committee ruled King’s amendment out of order. This is the seventh amendment addressing ACORN liberals have denied King from offering. King has previously introduced amendments to keep ACORN from receiving taxpayer money and to bar ACORN from helping with the 2010 census.
“John Conyers is right: the powers that be in this Congress will do all they can to protect ACORN,” King said. “ACORN is corroding the integrity of our electoral process by attacking the sanctity of the ballot box and using taxpayer dollars to do so, and Nancy Pelosi and Democrats on Capitol Hill are complacent in ACORN’s cover-up. Shielding ACORN from oversight ensures that this liberal get-out-the-vote machine will continue its shady practices. It is time for every member of this Congress to go on record on taxpayer funding for ACORN.” About ACORN:
- In June, the Washington Times reported that House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers “backed off his plan to investigate wrong doing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying ‘powers that be’ put the kibosh on the idea.”
- ACORN is under investigation in at least 14 states.
- ACORN as an entity was charged with voter fraud in Nevada.
- ACORN has admitted to over 400,000 fraudulent voter registrations in the 2008 election cycle.
- ACORN has received $53 million in taxpayer dollars since 1994.
- ACORN is eligible to receive $8.5 billion more in federal tax dollars.
- ACORN played a role in the mortgage meltdown by pressuring banks to make bad loans.
- ACORN and its affiliates all use the same accounting firm and same mailing address in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ACORN, SEIU, Tides Foundation, AmeriCorps, Apollo Alliance, are all radical groups bent on transforming America into a Socialist State. Remember these names well. I see them as an evil threat to my Country. Wade Rathke is a bad person, very bad, (as I’ve told you), if you look into his background, and is out to take over America. He has extremely close ties to all of these extremist groups and their sub-groups. They are all interconnected, while he remains in the background, in the shadows. Obama has brought these close friends of his right into the White House, and has closed door meetings weekly. Why doesn’t that set off any alarms?! They advise him, and played heavy roles in designing the Stimulus package and Healthcare - those thousand page Bills committing Trillions, and no one has read. There’s a “recipe” for disaster! Just some “food” for thought, in case you think I’m crazy.
One American's View - Thanks for listening - Phil Faustman

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