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When the health care reform bill passed the House on Saturday by a 220-215 vote, it was as clear as ever that we are a country divided. The vast majority of those in favor of the bill were from the Democrat party except for one, Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao of New Orleans, who was singled out as the one Republican that the Obama administration could sway to do their bidding. And, having received the “Obama Treatment” and oodles of political “advice” was just what Mr Cao needed to mold him into the one thing the administration needed…bipartisanship.

With the well known controversy of the Pelosicare bill surrounding the two political parties of Democrat and Republican, the one thing that was obvious was that no GOP member in their right mind was going to vote in its favor. It has been evident from the beginning of President Obama’s presidency that it was a difficult task to bring in enough support for a bill like this with the endless campaigning and lobbying on the part of the administration and it’s supporters. They were even right back on the band wagon as soon as the bill passed trying to devise their next plan to be able to forward the agenda. But the claim of bipartisanship was an obstacle that they wanted to over come, just so they could have that under their belt when arguing in defense of Pelosicare. Although, I would hardly call one measly Republican vote bipartisan.

This is why they spent so much time in the weeks before on Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao. They saw a link that was weak enough to break. According to Fox News, Rep. Cao said that President Obama spoke with him for “a period of a couple weeks” and that Obama’s staff spoke with him “on a number of occasions.” And those talks sound a lot like flattery to me. Cao told Fox News that “We were able to sit down to talk about recovery, to talk about the needs of the district.”

The excuse for voting in favor of the health care bill in Mr. Cao’s eyes, was that his political situation is “special” due to having won in an upset election last December over Democrat William Jefferson. Cao even said to The Times-Picayune during the summer, “voting against the health care bill will probably be the death of my political career.” So, forget the Constitution, the American freedoms and liberty, the fight against more government control…just worry about your political career, because that’s what really matters in the end.

In my heart I know it probably won’t happen due to the overwhelmingly majority of democratic voters in New Orleans, but I sincerely hope that Rep. Anh Cao (and all Rhinos across America) get the boot in the 2010 elections. We do not need people in office that worry more about their political career than the future of America, and that goes for all parties. No more career politicians!

Source:

White House Spent ‘Weeks’ Courting Lone GOP Vote on Health Care Bill

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From WND

There was very little notice for most of America in regards to the “Emergency House Call on Congress”. With the protest being organized only about one week before the event was to occur, the turn out was impressive. At least 10,000 or more people descended on the nations capitol to let Congress know that the current health care bill presented by democrats is not what Americans want. They chanted phrases like, “Hands off our health care,” and “Kill the bill.”

It was a peaceful demonstration that was lead by Michele Bachmann and Pete Hoekstr. The group was there with urgency with voting possible as early as Saturday and since the health care legislation presented will not only cost the nation upwards of $1.1 trillion dollars, but will also lead to a decline in the quality of care that is received in our country. It will empower the government with authority they are not meant to have over our lives; it will take away freedom and consumer choice.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115126

ocare2If you have been looking for another opportunity to show the Obama administration that you are not going to let your freedoms go laying down then here’s your chance! There is going to be a march on Washington November 05, 2009 to stop Obamacare from be shoved down America’s throat. Join GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann on the steps of the Capitol at 12:00pm and help put a halt to passing socialized medicine.

Michele Bachmann’s Facebook Page with information:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=164798192654&ref=nf&v=wall

Also supported by Michelle Malkin here (source for picture):

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/02/march-on-washington-stop-the-government-health-care-takeover/

And since you are probably in desperate need of another boring over sized pile of papers to read here is the 1900 page health care bill from Pelosi herself. I don’t recommend printing it out though, it’s not worth the paper. http://health.burgess.house.gov/UploadedFiles/House_HCR_bill.pdf

Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s Chief of Staff, said “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” I would have to say that President Obama, Democrats, and now one Rhino are certainly making sure they slip in every dirty little thing possible during the economic down turn of America. Way to take advantage of that crisis! The Democrats are now chomping at the bit to pass their health tax, er I mean, care reform bill as a bipartisan legislation now that as of today Rhino Republican, Sen. Olympia Snowe, said that she will vote for the legislation. This will make her the one and only Republican to support the Democrat’s proposal. Not really surprising as she only voted conservative 12% of the time in 2008.

This health care bill is just as much a load of filth as the other democrat propositions. It is, of course, government controlled, but the best part is that we will get to start paying for it as soon as President Obama signs even though it would not be fully implemented until the year 2013. This is cleverly disguised as a huge tax on private insurance companies. And it doesn’t require guineas to know this would make health insurance prices sky rocket even further, so in essence it is a hidden tax on everyone. The bill would also require those who are currently uninsured to purchase insurance.

On Fox News it was reported that, “The accounting firm study projects the legislation would add $1,700 a year to the cost of family coverage in 2013, when most of the major provisions in the bill would be in effect.” And also, “Premiums for a single person would go up by $600 more than would be the case without the legislation, the PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis concluded in the study commissioned by the insurance group.” Unfortunately, what those just starting out have to look forward to according to this study reported by Fox News is, “The study projected that in 2019, family premiums could be $4,000 higher and individual premiums could be $1,500 higher.”

In the long run, by 2013 it will be so costly to have private insurance with this bill that those who are not among the wealthy would be forced to go with the government insurance. And for the people who can not pay for their government insurance, this will be a heavy burden on the country’s finances.  As stated on NewsMax.com,

“Expanding coverage to the uninsured is likely to lead to more health care spending, Elmendorf said. But other provisions, such as a tax on high-premium health care plans, could push spending down. “We simply have not done the analysis to net that out,” he said.”

With talk of a second “stimulus package”, the weakening of the dollar as a world currency,  and the irresponsibile aspirations of government health care, you can almost guarantee the deeper economic decline in the US. I am no mathematician, but I do know you can not spend your way out of dept,  sooner or later you will have to pay that which you owe. Unfortunately, that burden will primarily be on our future generations.  I also know you can’t bleed people dry with taxes when they are already suffering from rising costs of living. It is a recipe for disaster. Not to mention the penalties for not having insurance as I have reported on in my post titled, “Obama’s Promise For No New Taxes Was A Lie.” However, they claim they have made this portion of the bill “better” by exempting more people and lowering penalties for those who don’t comply with the requirement to purchase insurance. But isn’t this America? Shouldn’t we be free to purchase or not purchase insurance according to our desire? We are throwing away our freedoms little by little and giving them to the government to allow our country to turn more and more toward socialism and communism. This government dependence is creating an erosion of the American dream. And you can bet that the health tax (care) bill will only be the beginning.

UPDATE 2:54pm ET: Senate Finance Committee Vote 14-9, Snowe voted Yes.

If you live in Maine, I would be contacting Sen. Snowe. Here’s her info:

Phone: (202) 224-5344
Toll Free: (800) 432-1599
Fax: (202) 224-1946

Sources:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/13/health-care-reform-heads-key-vote/

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/healthcare_bill_senate/2009/10/13/271589.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125538009602681039.html

Why is the liberal and socialist Christian perspective on taxing the rich to give to the poor as a good thing so against the teachings of the Bible? First of all, in Exodus 20:15 (NKJ) “You shall not steal…” God specifically states that stealing is wrong and a sin. In the Webster dictionary to steal means: “to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice.” Taking someone’s money could also be interpreted as taking someone’s property. Even though money is used to buy things, it is considered part of someone’s property as long as that person rightfully posses it.  Therefore, it is wrong under biblical means to take that person’s wealth to use it for means which the owner does not wish for it to be spent.

No matter what the cause people do not have the right as stated once again under God’s biblical Ten Commandments to take wealth from others.  Now, I am not saying that the Bible never said that it is not good to give. Quite the contrary, the Bible is full of references where God calls his people to be giving and generous to those who are in need, but it never states that anyone should be forced to give.

In Matthew 19:16-21 (NKJ) is says:

16“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

Jesus was speaking to a rich, young Jewish man who wanted to know what he should do to have eternal life. Jesus began to answer his question by asking him if he has kept all the commandments. The young man stated that he did, but Christ knew the one commandment that the young man did not keep. Worshiping other images other than God, which in this man’s case was money. He simply put more trust in his personal wealth than in his Lord. That is why he needed to give it up to charity. It was not a sin to posses wealth, but rather a sin to believe that wealth was in essence more important and greater than God. So Jesus, in answering his question, told the young man to simply give it all up and follow him. That is were many socialist Christians get it all wrong. Yes, Jesus did say that in Matthew 19:23-24 (KJV):

23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

Lets look at these verses for a minute. Jesus did say that it is hard for a rich man to enter heaven, but not because of his wealth. He stated many times that the wealthy allow themselves to be overwhelmed with putting more faith in money rather than allowing God to lead them through their life and save them. That is why he said that it is hard to go to heaven when you are rich. When Jesus’ disciples later asked in verse 25 of the same chapter in Matthew ” Who then can be saved?”, Jesus then stated in verse 26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Jesus was then letting the disciples know that only through faith in God can the rich man, or any man for that matter, find salvation. That is why Jesus said to the young rich man to give up his riches and follow him. Notice, Jesus never made him do it nor did he ever command his disciples to instruct the church to make it a mandatory cause. Do you want to know why? The answer is simple, if Jesus is not only the son of God, but God himself  incarnated in the man Jesus Christ, why then would he instruct his followers to break one of his own commandments? You see, God is the God of law and justice. God would never go against his own law. That is why he never told his disciples that taking from the rich to give to the poor is a just thing to do. Nor has God in his words ever instructed the government to do like wise. To do this would contradict God’s own nature and existence. That, my friends, will never happen.

Sources:

New King James Version (NKJ) & King James Version (KJV) of The Holy Bible

First we see numerous evidence of schools indoctrinating children to love President Obama and his political policies, now the children are being USED for propaganda. CNN aired children singing a very politically driven song promoting Obamacare agenda. Talk about making your stomach turn! It makes me sick how kids are being manipulated to push government run health care.

Other Youth Indoctrination Videos:

Kindergartners Taught to Praise Obama

Kids Made To Chant Change Has Come

Election Propaganda for Obama Using Children

It is really getting old seeing the media, the Democrats, and even President Obama claim that the Republican party and Independent party have provided no alternative bills to health care. This could not be further from the truth. The parties other than Democrats have offered numerous bills and amendments only to have them left in committee or scrapped altogether because it does not follow the President’s and the Democrat’s agenda.

President Obama has not met with any GOP members since April of this year and has not looked at any legislation presented by GOP members at all. And he doesn’t intend to either. The reason I say this is because he makes this clear in the executive order he signed on April 8, 2009 which created the White House Office of Health Reform. In this document it states that one of this departments functions is to “integrate the President’s policy agenda concerning health reform across the Federal Government.” This tells me, that he had a concrete vision of what he wants included in health reform and wants it to be spread throughout the Federal Government to support that agenda. So why would he entertain any other ideas? He wouldn’t, he hasn’t, and he is not going to do so in the future. The speeches of how Obama wants bipartisanship is all for show and are completely empty.

On national television Obama has spoken lies saying that he would listen and embrace alternative solutions to the health care bill presented by Democrats, along with the claims of receiving nothing. Yet there have been over 800 amendments to health care presented by the GOP and 40 actual BILLS to health care.

How is it that the liberal media is just all out ignoring this? We have the ability to look on the government websites and investigate for ourselves what is being offered in our House and Senate. Yet, most of America seems to be content with just sitting on the couch and listening to the basic evening news tell them what is going on without even a thought of questioning their sources. Well, here is the hard work done for the most part for anyone who does not think that the “other side” is contributing to health care reform; you can find the bills here, click on “Read the RSC Proposals For Health Care Reform” to download the Microsoft Word document.

Millions of Americans do not want government run health care, and for a good reason. Talk to those already on state run health care or families in the military, there is nothing but a long list of complaints. This is what we would have to look forward to with the Democrats plan along with more taxes, more economic burdens, financial collapse, and much more. This includes insuring illegal immigrants, don’t believe it? Obama himself promised while visiting Mexico not long ago that he would push for amnesty, which would make illegals, illegal no more. For more information see my other posts on health care here.

Sources:

http://rsc.tomprice.house.gov/

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-8572.pdf

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14658

http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/10/03/jindal_says_republicans_should_offer_own_health_plan/

integrate the President’s policy agenda concerning health reform across
the Federal Government

There is a lot going on in the world today, and that is especially true for the United States of America. On top of an unsteady economy, there are nuclear threats to our allies from Iran, North Korea testing war heads, the world wanting to dump the American dollar, the losing war in Afghanistan, and countless other foreign and domestic issues that require the attention of the US Commander in Chief. But where is our President? Aside from a meeting here and there for what President Obama calls “foreign policy”, he can be found working out, playing 18 holes of golf, enjoying tax funded concerts, hosting tax funded dinners, and as of recently, pulling for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago. I sure am glad he has his priorities straight.

President Obama felt it was necessary to fly to Denmark to lobby for the Olympics in 2016 to be held in the US city of Chicago, elevating this “issue” to a matter of national importance. It is the first time EVER in history that an American President has appeared before the Olympic Committee to bring the games to the country.

I suppose our other international matters are not as pressing. After all, nuclear threats, failing economy, debates in the White House over numerous bills, are not what America needs to focus on at this time. Right? And when you can spend your time and tax payers’ dollars on fun, who wouldn’t take advantage of the down time? You can simply ignore the warnings of a losing war, let other foreign leaders handle the terrorists, and tell the American people things are going great. Oh, and to make yourself look better be sure to get on TV a lot. You know, make advertisements for late night television, hang out with Jay Leno, and appear on every news station to voice your agenda (except for the conservative ones, you wouldn’t want any confrontation).

I think that President Obama is treating his presidency more like a multi-billion dollar company that needs only selective attention rather than a country with a variety of matters. He pays little attention to the issues that do need his immediate attention and blows off the ideas and recommendations of anyone that has conflicting ideas for Obama’s agenda. He has not met with House Republicans since April to review the over 800 amendments they have proposed. He has only spoken with General McChrystal, whom he put in charge of the war in Afghanistan, one time since appointing him even after the warning of losing the war and the request for more troops. Obama treated the G20 Summit like a tree huger convention with a touch of one world planning, and spends a lot of his time relaxing, touring over seas, sight seeing, and lobbying for the Olympics. The only thing I have seen a lot of effort on from the President is his health care reform agenda in which there has been much time spent covering up lies, keeping the people who are for it convinced, and making sure that no one knows that the “other side” has offered many alternatives. I am all for “family night” and a little weekend down time, but Obama seems to do it quite often and not just on the weekends. The election is over Mr. President, it is time to take charge and protect and serve your country as you have promised.

Related Article:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/prez_heading_to_denmark_to_pitch_pksEc8Mx6n3scLrDNzXdQM

I have been watching the media circus surrounding the “You lie!” remarks made by Rep. Joe Wilson during President Obama’s health care speech. The outburst came right after Obama had said that the health care reform would not cover illegal aliens. Then Joe spoke for all of us who know the truth. If only all of our Republican party members had the guts to speak out like him then the liberals would not have been able to push their way into our government so easily. My one and only problem with what Wilson said is that he later apologized. There should be no apologies for calling out a blatant lie. The bill does not include coverage for illegal immigrants, however, it does leave plenty of room for loop holes. In fact, one of the health care bills approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee called H.R. 3200 leaves more than enough room for coverage of illegal immigrants. As reported by the Washington Examiner, the Congressional Research Service said this about H.R. 3200;

“Under H.R. 3200, a ‘Health Insurance Exchange’ would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option…H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange.”

So, Mr. Joe Wilson was just calling it like he sees it. And this is not the only “loop hole” that has been swept under the rug either. House Democrats and Obama have been hiding much more as well. We need to support those we have elected in office that actually have the courage to stand alone and speak out against the true lies.

It really amuses me, however, that everyone is making such a fuss over what Rep. Joe Wilson said. Where were these politicians demanding a formal apology (once is more than enough) from Joe when Harry Reid called President Bush a liar and a loser? Or what about the Democrats booing Bush during the 2005 State of the Union address? I never saw ANY of those Democrats apologize formally or informally. I never saw the media jump all over them for their rudeness. And I never heard of the possibility of them facing any sort of punishment what so ever. Like I have said before, the Democrats and liberals can dish it out but they can’t take it.

No real matter though. This really has not hurt Joe in any way. If anything it has dramatically helped him (that has got to be really making the dems boiling angry). Ever since the “You lie” comment he has raised over $700,000. This goes to show that we do not want someone in any office to shyly sit by while someone, even the President, stomps all over the people with their smooth spoken lies to forward their agenda. Obama continually chooses wording when speaking to the media to manipulate the people. He even had the audacity to “fib” again after the health care speech, according to the Boston Globe which stated:

“In his 60 Minutes interview, Obama also acknowledged he has nearly given up working out a deal on health care with all but a few Republicans, the majority of whom he said were interested only in using the issue to restore their party to power.”

As stated in a previous post on my blog, this is an outright lie too. The GOP has given hundreds of amendments and options for health care, all of which have been completely ignored and rejected by the President and the House. In conclusion, I give Rep. Joe Wilson two thumbs way up for standing tall and saying what we are all thinking. No more apologies!

Sources:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obamacare-wont-cover-illegal-immigrants–55021087.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/09/10/flashback_democrats_boo_bush_at_2005_state_of_the_union.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6646457/

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/09/14/2067426.aspx

UPDATE 09/16/09:

I don’t know what disgusts me more, the fact that the House spent all day on this ridiculous matter wasting time and taxpayer’s dollars or that Jimmy Carter played the race card. This is not the kind of politician we need in Washington. Those who voted “yes” are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites that manipulate situations to get the support of unsuspecting citizens. You can clearly see the party lines in this vote. Here is an article about it first, and the second shows who voted yes and no.

http://www.examiner.com/x-20909-Columbia-Independent-Examiner~y2009m9d16-Rep-Joe-Wilson-disciplined-by-House-former-President-Carter-plays-the-race-card

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/15/AR2009091503656.html

Obama’s remarks in his speech on health care included saying that not only the GOP have not provided any solutions to help, but that his “door is always open”. But the fact is that Republicans have provided 35 alternative proposals to the health care reform being offered by Democrats. And the President has not had his “door” open to the GOP at all. He has not met with House Republicans since April and have ignored requests to do so since. In addition, as reported by Fox News, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stated, “The thing that’s killing me is that those very members on the Republican side have over the course of the last five months offered some 800 amendments and individual pieces of legislation to the — to the president and to (House Speaker) Nancy (Pelosi) and Harry Reid, to say, ‘Hey, this is our contribution.’ Every last piece has been rejected.” So, how can there be any bipartisan agreements, any ability to move forward, when the democratic majority keeps slamming the door in the face of the other House members? How can President Obama know the will of the people and be open to alternatives if he will not give presence to anyone outside of his own party? It won’t happen until the President turns his smooth spoken words into actual actions.

It is my personal opinion along with many others that the President along with the other Democrats do not really want the Republicans to be any part of this health care bill unless it is on their terms. The reason for having the Republicans as part of this bill is so that when it falls flat that they can point the fingers at the GOP and say that they were part of it too. As has been seen in the past when Obama was confronted with the problems surrounding the Stimulus Package; he tried to get around the responsibility by referring that he was not the first and that he was just following his predecessor’s lead. The Democrats have filibuster proof power in the Senate and a majority in the House along with the President, so they really don’t need the Republicans. I hope the Republican’s stand firm, being united, and not partake in any government run health care.

Resources:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/10/republicans-obama-heres-health-plans/

http://www.gop.gov/solutions/healthcare

http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?name=wnd&url=http://feeds.radioamerica.org/podcast/DWP/audio/000007_012636.mp3

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