Obama ran for President with slogans like “Change you can believe in,” vowing absolute "transparency” (Bills would be on the Internet for all to see for at least 5 days before voted on) and “No more politics as usual”. He blasted McCain for his intent to tax health benefits (of excessive "Cadillac"plans) to gain votes. He got those votes, and NOW fully intends to do so himself. It IS the right thing to do if employers are awarding compensation 2 or 3 times as great as the norm, but if McCain says it, it’s bad. If Obama says it (after using it against McCain) it’s good. We know his campaign promise of “transparency” was an outright brazen lie. He has had private (closed door meetings) constantly with selected members of the press, and leaders of shady, thug organizations like ACORN and the SEIU. “No more politics as usual” he was truthful about. He brought us Chicago (gangster style) politics, and heavy-handed (National) “Community Organizing.” Definitely NOT “usual."
The White House just issued an interesting communique for those disrupted Town Hall Meetings, “If we get hit, we will punch back twice as hard!” For whom was that directed? Was it to be taken literally, or figuratively? Is the “silent majority” that is gaining a voice in the heat of August, seen as an unexpected (unplanned for) threat? Do angry Americans, demanding answers to direct questions, from those they elected to represent them, present a problem that must be shut down? Sure looks like it. In St. Louis, Ken Gladney, was handing out pins and flags saying, “Don’t tread on me” (like our Fore Fathers flew) at a Town Hall Meeting. He (a black man) said another black man retorted, “What kind of N____ are you?” Gladney was knocked down, punched, and kicked repeatedly by 4 cruds wearing SEIU shirts - the same SEIU that is in the White House with Obama, designing and benefitting from the proposed healthcare plan, (being questioned) at those Town Hall Meetings. This was a violent act! Things will erupt into something really ugly if Obama doesn’t reign in his thugs, and fast. What did that savage mean by that racial epithet? Was he inferring that Gladney was some kind of turn-coat or “Uncle Tom” for believing in his country? Obama will be totally to blame if these incidents escalate! Where is the media again? Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann raved about the disruptive “Mobs” demanding answers, but ignore a man beaten and hospitalized by Union thugs on film. Shame on MSNBC and the rest for being disgustingly biased. This is shaping up (to me) like Pearl Harbor in 1941 when that Japanese Admiral stated, “I’m afraid we may have awakened a sleeping giant.” I say with pride, “Mr. Obama, say ‘Hello’ to the silent majority. I think they want to speak to you!” I wish we (right now) could have a “do over” on that Presidential election of last fall. I wouldn’t care WHO ran against Obama, the results would be laughable. He just exudes anti-Religion, anti-Constitution, and anti-Amercan behavior in all he does. He doesn’t say it (that wouldn’t go well) but true Americans are on to him, and they are going to raise so much hell with Congress, I think (now) that he will be held at bay! I firmly believe the tide is turning even without integrity in the media. Ben Franklin said, “DEMOCRACY is when a lamb and two wolves vote on what they are having for dinner. LIBERTY is a well-armed lamb!”
What kind of President requests the public to report to the White House anything “fishy” said about his healthcare plan? Who determines WHAT is “fishy,” or WHO is “fishy”? Turn in your neighbor or relative for exercising their right of free speech? Nazi Germany did that! The German people lived in constant fear of being “turned in” or being on a perceived hate list or possible “Enemies of the State.” Just the suggestiveness of that is Evil in America, and if Bush had made such an outrageous request the media would have had him drawn and quartered. Most people are naturally going to be intimidated at the possibilities. Remember those 3 Black Panthers in uniform (last Nov. 4) in “Philly” who threatened with nightsticks, and shouted racial epithets intending to “scare” white voters away - and they did? It was on video tape and they stated they, “Support racially motivated violence against non-blacks and Jews.” They refused to appear in court for 5 months. In essence they “flipped off” the Federal court. What would have happened to you or me? These “Filmed Jerks” naturally lost their case but Obama (who benefitted from their crimes) dismissed the convictions last May. What a good friend to have! It’s good to know, as Obama puts together his civilian forces, that he has such good role models and faithful supporters with natural leadership skills to lean on. Shall we now officially add the Black Panthers to the thug-watch of ACORN and SEIU? The White House has lots of rooms. Obama told supporters in Philadelphia (with his winsome smile) in 2008, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. That’s the Chicago way.” See, he’s not against guns, as long as he and all his Chicago sidekicks have the guns! If you listen to the media (Town Hall Meetings) you hear about these “mobs” and shouting, and how they were “organized” by right-wing activist groups and urged on by FOX News, to disrupt discussion and debate about healthcare. I say (what I always say) distrust the media (you know they totally sold out to Obama) and believe what you see on film (not media film), because YOU weren’t there. Then reason (since they’re all shouting back and forth, totally in disagreement of what the facts are). Use logic and common sense. Obama, ACORN, and the SEIU do not take “NO” for an answer in any discussion, and believe in heavy-handed tactics. If you don’t know that by now, or it’s okay with you - “Have a Nice Day.” I’m talking to those who want to get America back to where we were, robust, vibrant and proud. The media’s loud, angry “mobs” are the awakened silent majority that the media -backed minorities have pushed around for decades! They have gotten up off their sofas after a hard day’s work (supporting most of their lazy A___s) and gone down to the Town Hall with a lot of pent-up emotion. No, they don’t particularly care what their politician has to say. It’s time for that politician to SHUT UP and LISTEN! Politicians are absolutely clear on what they want. God fearing Americans (the ones paying the damned bills, and watching their children and grandchildren set up for the fall) are really ticked-off this time! And there will be some organization. Since when was that a crime? The SEIU and ACORN are in uniform (shirts, etc.) with manufactured signs, rehearsed chants, bullhorns and ready to use strong-arm tactics on housewives or the like. There would be a lot more of their violence if not for cell phone cameras. ABC, CBS and anything with NBC in it will look away, and NOT film! You’ve seen angry people (finally - thank God) with home-made signs, totally frustrated with NOT being heard, or “blown off” by those they entrusted with their (and their families) future and well-being. Wild spending, self-indulgence and arrogant condescending attitudes may be coming to an end. I’ll surely vote for that!
“We’re not losing jobs as fast now, as we have been,” the “News” tells us. I’ve said before, “Figures don’t lie, but Liars sure do figure.” Give a politician a bunch of numbers and he doesn’t know what to do with them until he knows what conclusion he wants to come to, at the end. Then watch him “Figure.” Hence, July unemployment was only another 247,000. With that addition the percentage of unemployed dropped from 9.5% to 9.4%. Another quarter million families devastated on Main Street, and Wall Street celebrates, up 113 points! Wall Street is a different world, with a different set of rules, that ensure they always win, in a bout with anyone on Main Street. Gigantic General Electric is home to a rather unsavory character, CEO Jeffery Immelt. He is a terrible CEO but a good friend of Obama’s. G.E. owns NBC, CNBC and MSNBC and pumps out continuous propaganda for our President. I believe Immelt got Obama elected, and Obama always takes care of his friends - AND his enemies. See Issue 6. I said the S.E.C.'s overlooking Bernie Madoff’s $60 Billion scam for over 20 years was criminal neglect (yet no one was even fired that I ever heard of). Now I guess, the S.E.C is back to overseeing (not overlooking). They just fined G.E. $50 Million for “intentionally misleading” (lying to) their investors with false financial results. No one is going to jail, again. The ones that lied aren’t even paying the fine. The Shareholders that were lied to and lost money will now also pay the fine! Only on Wall Street, with the Goldman Sachs type appointees in high offices, and in bed with the Government, can this asinine crap happen and hardly anyone bats an eye. But it gets funnier. Those that lied paid $200 Million to lawyers to cover it up. That of course is also Shareholders’ expense. If Shareholders aren’t being shafted, then it's the taxpayers since we bailed them out! Not so funny. Either way, the "Fat Cats" on Wall Street don't lose!
Last Fall when the CEO’s of the “Big 3” of our Auto Industry went to Washington with “hats in hand” as beggars for bailout funds they were admonished for flying their corporate jets (each their own) instead of driving “car pool” or flying “coach” on an airline. It made even me feel bad for them, as they were being skewered, mocked and lampooned by Congress. The more they
squirmed, the more Congress seemed to delight in making them crawl. The point (if there ever is one with Congress) was if times are hard why are you squandering what little is left, in extravagance? You deserve to be humiliated! I just told you last week about Congress’s excessive and lavish “frills” that amount to $6.9 million apiece (on average) from $3.7 BILLION in “expense money” awarded to themselves. The Air Force requested the purchase of one $65 million plane. The House Appropriations Committee ADDED $132 million for 2 more planes for Congress to scoot around in. Now, these are G550s (the Rolls Royce of jets). But then Congress thought (oxymoron), Oh, “What the hell, we’re deserving.” and decided to make it EIGHT Luxury Jets for $550 million. Now I thought times were hard, but Congress lives in a different Universe, and money is no object. But I do wonder what those CEOs think - and the Taxpayers!
A Medicare-type plan is what Obama and Pelosi envision for Universal Healthcare. When Medicare began in 1965 progressives said it would cost $9 billion by 1990. The actual cost was $66 billion - more than 7 times what was projected. Take 1.5 Trillion and multiply that x 7 (10.5 Trillion)! WOW! Or do you think these numskulls are a lot smarter than the other batch? Want to risk it? Those that do want to risk it are politicians with fantastic private health plans (that they won’t relinquish) and those with no financial stake in it, (paying no taxes) and 12-20 million illegal aliens! They will cause serious rationing for the aging Baby Boomers that paid in all their working lives. And the AARP (selling out) is as shameful as the media’s absence in this one. Their Top Guy put $9,000 into Obama's campaign. Do you think he sold his members out?
You must have seen the man with his son in a wheelchair on T.V. The man was Mike Sola. Pelosi and Reid call angry, concerned people like Mike Sola, “Un-American” when they demand their Congress to READ THE BILL that will deny care for those like his son with Cerebral Palsy. Mr. Sola said he and his family was threatened later that night at his home, by Democrat Union thugs. I don’t know if this is true but I saw Democrat SEIU Union thugs attack and beat Mr. Gladney very recently for doing nothing. Why should I NOT believe him? He read this article - so should you: DEADLY DOCTORS - New York Post: 7/24/09 by Betsy McCaughey
The Health Bills coming out of Congress would put the decisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They’d decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare. Yet at least two of President Obama’s top health advisers should never be trusted with that power. Start with 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.
... 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.
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.
Dr. David Blumenthal, another key Obama adviser, agrees. He recommends slowing medical innovation to control health spending. Blumenthal has long advocated government health-spending controls, though he concedes they’re “associated with longer waits” and “reduced availability of new and expensive treatments and devices” (New England Journal of Medicine, March 8, 2001). But he calls it “debatable” whether the timely care Americans get is worth the cost. (Ask a cancer patient, and you’ll get a different answer. Delay lowers your chances of survival.
Obama appointed Blumenthal as national coordinator of health-information technology, a job that involves making sure doctors obey electronically delivered guidelines about what care the government deems appropriate and cost effective. In the April 9 New England Journal of Medicine, Blumenthal predicted that many doctors would resist “embedded clinical decision support” - a euphemism for computers telling doctors what to do.
Americans need to know what the president’s health advisers have in mind for them. Emanuel sees even basic amenities as luxuries and says Americans expect too much: “Hospital rooms in the United States offer more privacy ... physicians’ offices are typically more conveniently located and have parking nearby and more attractive waiting rooms” (JAMA, June18,2008).
No one has leveled with the public about these dangerous views. Nor have most people heard about the arm-twisting, Chicago-style tactics being used to force support. In a Nov. 16, 2008, Health Care Watch column, Emanuel explained how business should be done: “Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda. If the auto makers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration’s health-reform effort.”
Do we want a “reform” that empowers people like this to decide for us?
There is a lot of scary stuff going on in America, folks. This Healthcare program (as proposed) will have a catastrophic affect on older people, and will be a terrible shock to all others that expect to be cared for in a timely fashion. The other really scary stuff is Chicago-style governance. Americans have never been dictated to and SOCIALISM has never been considered. Wake up people, and see through the deceit and conniving. Your world is falling apart. I will never forgive the media for selling out America -- NEVER!
One American’s View - Thanks for listening - Phil Faustman