Friday, March 26, 2010
Love the FACT sheet getting ready to re-post at my own blog. Great work Jane. It’s amazing how little were getting after such a Titanic struggle. This bill could have been written by the BV$H regime from what I can see. It’s almost like a mirror image of the Medicare Part D bill the Dems. fought tooth and nail against a few yrs. ago. This sucks and proves what many have been saying for decades , that both major parties are owned and operated by the same Fortune 500 companies. I’m personally abandoning the Dem. ship after this crushing experience. I’ve been a community activist and Prog. Dem. for 45 yrs. but no more. I’m dropping the Dem. party membership and becoming an Indep. Progressive . I will not give $$, time or votes to Corporatist candidates. You want to take $$ from these SUPER SIZED PEOPLE go ahead but you don’t get anything from me.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances. It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent: The lawmaking process can be rigged to ensure the passage of any legislation without democratic accountability or even a congressional majority. It is the road to a soft tyranny. James Madison must be turning in his grave.
Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution. Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life - the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.
Yet his primary goal has always been to gobble up the health care system. The most troubling aspect of the Obamacare debate, however, is not the measure's sweeping and radical aims - the transformation of one-sixth of the U.S. economy, crippling tax increases, higher premiums, state-sanctioned rationing, longer waiting lines, the erosion of the quality of medical care and the creation of a huge, permanent administrative bureaucracy. Rather, the most alarming aspect is the lengths to which the Democrats are willing to go to achieve their progressive, anti-capitalist agenda
Thursday, March 18, 2010
A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I wish to say this as respectfully (and from the heart!) as I possibly can: Why do you still assume remaining within the Dem Party is the only way to go? It reminds me of people who are abused…who then turn right around and go back to living with those same abusers after they’ve just been released from the emergency room with life-threatening fractures and lacerations.
FYI: I’m a long-divorced female who was fortunate enough to have had an excellent therapist years ago. And the gem he gave me, as I was lamenting my current state of affairs: “You have a choice, you know.” Huh? What? You mean…you mean I don’t have to remain in this marriage?
I left the Dem Party years ago. Years. Because it’s still part of the “game.” Admittedly, I got duped, big time, by Obama. But what a great lesson for me. (And perhaps others.) Bottom line: Change ain’t gonna happen from the “inside.” This latest election is as clear a demonstration as any…that no matter what the intentions, no matter what the hype…we have institutionalized corruption in ALL areas of politics and government.
So…what the heck is keeping us from forming a new way to do it? A new system? New party?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Physician Support of Health Reform in General
• 62.7% of physicians feel that health reform is needed but should be implemented in a more targeted, gradual way, as opposed to the sweeping overhaul that is in legislation.
• 28.7% of physicians are in favor of a public option.
• 3.6% of physicians prefer the “status quo” and feel that the U.S. health care system is best “as is.
Health Reform and Primary Care Physicians
• 46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.
Health Reform, Public Option, and Practice Revenue/Physician Income
• 41% of physicians feel that income and practice revenue will “decline or worsen dramatically” with a public option.
• 30% feel income will “decline or worsen somewhat” with a public option.
• 9% feel income will “improve somewhat” with a public option, and 0.8% feel income will “improve dramatically” with a public option.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
At the very least Pelosi should be drummed out of office in a landslide. At most she should be in prison (alongside Bush & Co.) for aiding and abetting known criminals.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Democrats Prepare “Slaughter Solution” to Ram Unpopular Health Care Takeover Through Congress Without a Vote
Posted by Dave Schnittger on March 10th, 2010
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The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama’s massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.
The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House - without an actual vote by members of the House.
An article in this morning’s edition of National Journal’s CongressDaily breaks the story, starting with the headline: “SLAUGHTER PREPS RULE TO AVOID DIRECT VOTE ON SENATE BILL.” Excerpts
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I agree. If we continue voting for democrats who betray us when it is time to govern bcz we are scared of the republicans we deserve what we get. The only way democrats are going to do what we elected them to do, is when they know for sure that we will vote their asses out if they dont do it. I dont have to vote for a dem in a primary to achieve that, I can just sit home on election nite and watch the tar and pitch fork crowd run them out of office. Obama and the dems have showed us whose side they are on and it is not ours, to keep begging them to work for us just because we voted them in office is ridiculous. Obama is not going to try and do anything until 2011 when he sees that he is 15 points behind a generic republican candidate. Until then it is going to be nothing but kiss ass and bend over for him.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
White House Visitor Logs
Acting on the online release of visitor data provided by the White House, Sunlight Labs mechanically matched the names of White House visitors to names in OpenSecrets.org, FollowTheMoney.org, LittleSis.org, Google and Wikipedia.
For each White House visitor, you can look up if they have given campaign contributions on the national or state level, their profile on LittleSis.org and their Google and Wikipedia search results. This is a starting point for research. It is up to users to determine the actual identity of White House visitors.