Category Archives: Health care reform

Obama… the numbers don’t Lie!

So here are some stats to help you when you are discussing the election with your undecided friends. These are the facts and the numbers don’t lie. It doesn’t take a CPA to figure out if something doesn’t change quickly we are headed for an economic collapse. The tipping point is already on the horizon…

The Economy, Jobs & Taxes:

America’s Rank in Global Business Competitiveness: Before BO #1 Currently #7 (Source: US News & World Report)

Current National Debt – $16.2 Trillion   (Source: US Treasury)

New Debt Added Since Obama was elected – $5.5 Trillion  (Source: US Treasury)

Your share of the National Debt – $51,419 (Source: US Treasury)

Increase in your share since Obama took office – $17,554 (Source: US Treasury)

Federal Budget Deficits – 2 highest in history: 2009 – $1.416 Trillion & 2011 – $1.298 Trillion respectively (Source: CBO)

Proposed Tax Increases in Obama’s Proposed Budget – $1.9 Trillion (Source: OMB)

New Taxes Hidden in Obamacare – $810 Billion (Source: CBO)

Medicare cuts in Obamacare: $716 Billion (Source: CBO)

# of people Officially Unemployed: 12.014 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

# of people Unemployed, Underemployed or have given up – 22.728 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

The real Unemployment Rate: 14.7% (Source: US Labor Dept.)

# of people Unemployed More than 27 weeks: 5.0 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

Consecutive Months of Unemployment over 8% – 43 (Source: US Labor Dept.)

Pages of new Federal Regulations since Obama took office: 11,327 (Source: Federal Register)

Healthcare, Food, Gas & Education:

Avg. Increase in the cost of a family health plan since Obama took office: $3,065 or 24.2%  (Source: The Kaiser Foundation)

# of people on Food Stamps: 47,025,030 (Source: US Dept. of Agriculture)

Avg. increase in cost of Groceries for a family of 4: 5.15%  (Source: US Dept. of Agriculture)

Increase in the price of gas: 106%  up from $1.89 to $3.89 per gallon (Source: US Dept. of Transportation)

Avg. Increase for In-State Tuition since Obama took office: 25% (Source: The college Board)

So there you have it. The numbers speak for themselves. We can’t afford to keep spending at these levels and increasing taxes stunts growth while killing jobs. We saw the same trends during the Carter Administration. Reagan corrected the problem by managing down the size of government and cutting taxes to stimulate growth. We rode that wave all the way through the Clinton Administration. We can do it again but not with a president that is more interested in “redistribution” than growth and creating opportunity.

Wake up, America! Reject Socialism and Restore the Republic!

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy” – Thomas Jefferson

Howard Dean: “This is a form of Redistribution”

At last they are starting to admit what their real agenda is… if you haven’t figured it out yet the goals are socialism and redistribution of wealth! The rats are no longer afraid to come out of the dark.    

Shortly after taking office Obama told us what he was going to do, but most people refused to believe or failed to listen: 

If  you still have any doubts that the Democrat/Progressive Party equals Marxist/Socialism, let former DNC Chair Howard Dean explain it to you:

Communitarianism is the philosophy of community organizers. Ultimately this leads to Communism. The President, many in his administration and Congress clearly subscribe to the Cloward/Piven school of thought. They are a threat to the original Constitutional Republic put in place by the founding fathers. 

So what debate is Howard Dean referring to… we never had a debate of capitalism versus socialism. During the campaign, when Joe the plumber asked the President about his plan, Obama offered the “spread the wealth around” comment. When those opposed to the concept tried to make it an issue, it was shut down and ridiculed by the media. Conservatives across the country would welcome a debate on the Constitution, capitalism and freedom versus Socialism, centralized government and “nanny state” control. 

In a recent appearance on Squawk Box, Dean explained how the Healthcare Reform Bill is a form of redistribution of wealth.

Or Max Baucus who says this is an income shift…

Notice that the idea of redistribution some how never quite reaches the political class who so desperately believe it is the “right medicine” for the rest of us. Congress has balked at giving up their “Cadillac health coverage”. They are not at all interested in joining the rest of us in the public pool. Maybe the Congress, the President and his staff, all of whom feel that they should decide what appropriate compensation for executives should be, would rethink their salaries. After all, since it is a privilege to serve, maybe they should earn a salary more in line with the national median income of $50,000 per year.  

Each day more and more of the radical left show their true colors. When will the country wake up? Yes, there is growing awareness but the clock is ticking and time is running out. With each bill they pass and each regulation they change the Progressives are pushing us down a path from which recovery will become increasingly more difficult. 

Make your voice heard. Demand the return to a Constitutional Republic, fee market capitalism and American liberty. 

Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of the Progressive Left! 

“If all of this seems like a great deal of trouble, think what’s at stake. We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States. Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation.” – Ronald Reagan 

“Government growing beyond our consent had become a lumbering giant, slamming shut the gates of opportunity, threatening to crush the very roots of our freedom. What brought America back? The American people brought us back — with quiet courage and common sense; with undying faith that in this nation under God the future will be ours, for the future belongs to the free.”  – Ronald Reagan

Hey, Stupak! Remember this?

“In the present form, the Senate health care bill is going nowhere in the House of Representatives,” Mr. Stupak said. “Not only do the members of the House of Representatives do not agree with the Senate bill — the process by which the Senate bill was passed, the special deals, there is no member that wants to vote for that.”

On March 20th, in a last minute deal negotiated with the White House, as the House was entering the final stages of debate on the health care bill, Rep. Bart Stupak (D) MI, convinced President Obama to sign an executive order — reaffirming the health bill’s “consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion”. The order supposedly bans the government from spending federal money to pay for abortions through plans offered on the insurance exchanges created under the measure.

The deal was the key to gaining the votes of about a half-dozen anti-abortion Democrats needed to secure passage of the Healthcare Reform bill.

So here is the kicker, only 14 months ago President Obama signed another executive order to deal with abortion funding…

On Jan. 23, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions

Under the “Mexico City Policy,” established by Ronald Reagan in 1984, the U.S. government could not provide funding for family planning services to clinics or groups that offered abortion-related services overseas. The policy banned recipients of U.S. foreign aid from using abortion as a family planning tool.

Organizations which received government funding, were required to “agree as a condition of their receipt of federal funds that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

This is not the first time the policy has been overturned. The widely debated policy was also overturned by President Clinton in 1993, but was reinstated by President Bush at the beginning of his term in 2001.

In a memo to USAID Bush said, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad.”

The Executive Order set off a furor among anti-abortion groups. Over two dozen members of Congress opposed to abortion joined the annual March for Life at the National Mall to warn that the President’s pro-choice position on abortion could lead to policies changes that would be unacceptable to the group.

Fast forward back to the present… can we really trust President Obama and his Progressive cronies? If Stupak believes he has made a deal that has terminated the threat of federally funded abortion, he’s nuts!

This President and his administration can not be trusted. They have repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to listen to the citizens of this country. They have an agenda to “fundamentally transform America” and that is what they are going to try to do. Consider these two arrogant quotes:

Nancy Pelosi: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Obama Advisor: “Americans will learn to like the healthcare bill.”

We were promised “Hope and Change” and unprecedented transparency. We have gotten neither. We are a few pieces of legislation or regulation away from becoming a Socialist country. Our freedom is being taken away at every turn.

We need to decide if we are going to stand by and passively watch a radical far left administration put us on a path to socialism. Or will you fight back to stop it?

If you love our country; our freedom, our liberty and the American way of life – this is your wake up call! We are running out of time. Our freedom and sovereignty are at risk of being lost. It is happening, here and now in America because we take too much for granted. It is time for every citizen to defend America by engaging in their civic responsibility to participate in the democratic process and make their voice heard.

Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism and the Agenda of the Progressive Left!

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”. – Ronald Reagan

Obama set to “Slaughter” Healthcare to pass reform bill

As reported in this blog on many occasions in the past year the “progressive left” has treated the United States Constitution with both disregard and disdain.

The President himself has said,But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted.”

In so many words, the President, who is the leader of the Progressive Movement in America explains that the Constitution is a shackle that restrains the government from taking over our lives. NEWSFLASH, Mr. President that is what it is supposed to do.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry

Back when they still taught U.S. history and Civics in high school, we learned about how the Constitution is the foundation of our republic. We also learned how the power of the government was balanced through the Executive, Legislative and Executive branches. These checks and balance were designed to “protect the citizens” from an out of control federal government.  

Fast forward to the present and the healthcare reform debacle, fearing that the Democrats can not muster enough votes to pass the wildly unpopular bill they may have to resort to parliamentary tricks to pass the legislation.

Enter House Rules Committee Chair N.Y. Democrat Louise Slaughter, who has raised the idea that the Democrats use what is known as a “self-executing rule,” or a “hereby rule.” Using this technique the House would only vote on the corrections that they are proposing for the reconciliation phase. The normal process would be that the differences would be resolved in a conference committee after both houses had passed the identical bill. The “Slaughter Solution” as it has been dubbed would allow the House to pass the Senate bill and amend it at the same time.

Simply put, this would allow the original Senate bill to move through the House without the House actually voting on it. This creates a scenario where the Senate bill is deemed as passed by the House and they can move on to voting only on the “fixes”. This will allow them to send a bill to the President to sign. The bill that would be signed into law would be the original Senate bill and then the reconciliation process would begin. With a single vote the House would in effect vote for and against the same bill but even more importantly the recorded vote would only reflect a vote for or against the reconciliation language and not the original bill. Considering the embarrassing content of this bill, such as the Cornhusker kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, federal funding for abortion and other special-interest bribes that were added to get it through the Senate, it is no wonder that most House members don’t want their names on it. Is that the kind of courage that Obama was talking about when he called for the up or down vote?

As many of us learned in high school, the Constitution clearly defines how a law must be passed. According to Michael McConnell, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, “Article I, Section 7, states in order for a “Bill” to “become a Law,” it “shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate” and be “presented to the President of the United States” for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has “passed” both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law”. This would indicate that the proposed “Slaughter Solution” is unconstitutional.

Remember that we are at this point for two reasons: 1) The Senate no longer has the votes to get a bill through the normal process, 2) The Senate parliamentarian has said, reconciliation is permitted only for bills that amend existing law, not for amendments to bills that have yet to be enacted.  If Congress gets away with this they have in effect decided that the House can vote for one bill and the Senate can vote for another, and the final result can be a hybrid developed outside the parliamentary guidelines of Congress. At that point we have abandon one of the core checks and balances provided for in the Constitution.

As a point of clarification self-executing rules have been used before. According to the Congressional Research Service, “Originally, this type of rule was used to expedite House action in disposing of Senate amendments to House-passed bills”. However, never before have self-executing rules been used to elide a vote on an entire piece of legislation.

Here is a refresher for members of Congress on how a bill becomes a law:

We have finally entered a time in our history that our founders feared the most. The rules are being made up as we go. We now are faced with an ugly situation. The governed have spoke out against the proposed healthcare reform bill, the Democrats do not have the votes to pass it without tricks or bribes and worse yet we have a President who is unwilling to listen or start over. The bill is so indefensible that Mrs. Pelosi is no longer even trying to defend its’ merits, instead saying that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” WOW, they didn’t teach us that in Civics!

Remember, the Constitution says; No bill can become law unless the exact same text is approved by a majority of both houses of Congress.

Again according to Michael McConnell, “Senate rules protect against majoritarian overreach by allowing a determined minority to filibuster most types of legislation. The majority needs 60 votes to override a filibuster. One exception, adopted in 1974, is legislation that makes adjustments to spending or revenues to reconcile current law to a budget resolution that has passed Congress. These are called reconciliation bills, and they require only a majority vote”. The Healthcare Reform bill does not meet this standard.

Again quoting Michael McConnell, “To be sure, each House of Congress has power to “determine the Rules of its Proceedings.” Each house can thus determine how much debate to permit, whether to allow amendments from the floor, and even to require supermajority votes for some types of proceeding. But House and Senate rules cannot dispense with the bare-bones requirements of the Constitution. Under Article I, Section 7, passage of one bill cannot be deemed to be enactment of another… The constitutional rules in Article I are not just formalities. They ensure the democratic accountability of our representatives. Under Section 7, no bill can become law unless it is put up for public vote by both houses of Congress, and under Section 5 “the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question . . . shall be entered on the Journal.” The intent of this language is to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions by documenting it through the legislative process.

America, this has become the poster child for a government run amok. The consent of the governed no longer seems to matter. The dirty tricks, bribery and arrogance of some members of Congress is astonishing. Unfortunately, this bill so bad that the Democrats have sunk to a new low in their attempt to ram this through. The only way for Congress and our country to save face is to start over and break the bill into manageable pieces.

This the most significant piece of legislation in a generation. It must be treated as such. If this passes in its’ current form it will “fundamentally transform America” forever – and not for the better. It will push us to the brink of financial ruin, destroy the best healthcare system in the world and result in more job losses. We must “Kill the Bill”! We can not lose through tricks! 

Wake up America! It is time to stop this bill once and for all. 

Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of the Progressive Left! 

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government”. – James Madison.

The answer to Health Care Reform – Nullification!

The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of Federalism.  

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 

What is nullification and why is it important? 

Nullification is a right guaranteed to the states through the constitution. Originally written by Thomas Jefferson in 1798, nullification is the process by which a state can void a federal law within its’ own borders. Simply put if the federal government passes laws that it does not have the authority to pass the states have a right to void them.

Jefferson worried that there was no protection for the states if the federal government overstepped its Constitutional Authority. Jefferson believed that because the states formed the federal government and ratified the Constitution, that they had the power to decide if laws passed by the federal government were Constitutional.

The only power given to the federal government is found in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, all other powers belong to the states. Jefferson believed that the states had the right to tell Washington no, if the laws they were imposing were unfair to their citizens.  

How nullification works:

If the federal government passes a law that is unconstitutional a state legislature writes a resolution, passes it, then sends it to the be signed by the governor telling the federal government that the law does not exist in that state This is well within the states duties and rights.

Currently, as many as twenty five states are considering nullification tactics against a wide variety of proposed federal laws such as Real ID, gun control and health care reform. This is the answer for turning back the final health care bill that is ultimately coming. 

So here is how to DEMAND nullification: 

  • Call all of your state level representatives and tell them you want the health care reform bill nullified.
  • Send letters to all state representatives urging them to talk to your governor
  • Spread the word, tell everyone you know who is against this bill to do the same. 

Here is a sample letter, which I found on notintexas.org which I have modified: 

To  Representative: 

You are my representative in the (Your State Government) and I am asking you to represent me in the attack of the federal government against my personal liberties. I am asking you to stand up to for freedom and express to the United States Government that when they overstep Constitutional authority, (Your State) will not fall victim to their tyranny. The growth of the federal government and the slow method at which they have been taking our freedom is spinning out of control.  

As a citizen of (Your State), I want you to know that I am afraid of the steps the federal government is taking to compromise my freedom. I am also worried about the steps the federal government is taking to bypass the Constitution that was designed to protect me. I am signing this petition to ask you to protect me from the federal government. Sign a resolution of nullification for all legislation passed by the United States Government starting as soon as the resolution is signed. Write a resolution that states that any bill passed will not become law in (Your State) without the (Your State) Government passing the law. The resolution must also say that the (Your State) Government is not to change any meetings and must adhere to the State Constitution’s meeting schedule. Under the powers of the Tenth Amendment, (Your State) reserves the right to accept and reject all federal legislation.  

I am asking that if necessary a Special Session called by (Your Governor). I am asking you as my representative to request one be called. I am also asking you to have the resolution ready to be entered into both houses with the same language to smooth out this process as quickly as possible. This is necessary to ensure my freedoms and yours, so act with haste.  

Sincerely, 

Your Name 

I do not know if every state Constitution has provisions for nullification but many do. We need to use this Constitutional right to protect our freedom and liberty. Educate yourself on the protections that your state provides and take whatever action is needed to fight back against unconstitutional actions by the federal government. This is a call for a peaceful and legal response to unfair actions by the federal government.

Wake up America! The Constitution provides tools for us to control the federal government should it become out of control. Now is the time to use them. Now is the time for action. Now is the time for nullification. 

Restore the Republic, Wield your Constitutional Rights, Reject Intrusive Federal Government!

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry

Gov. Perry calls for U.S. Governors to defend States’ Rights

On December 23rd, Governor Rick Perry of Texas communicated to other state governors the position of his state on the health care reform being slammed through Congress and announced his plans to address it; he wrote:

“Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is joining with several other state attorneys general to place this deal under proper scrutiny, to determine if such an exclusion is unconstitutional. His office, along with mine, will continue to explore all options available to us as we attempt to minimize the damages that can be caused to Texans by this ill-advised piece of legislation.” …

“As the chief executive officers of our individual sovereign states, we must stand up to this unprecedented intrusion in to our lives and the rights of our citizens. We must demonstrate resolve in the face of this infringement.” …

“This health care bill and its’ unfunded mandates are unhealthy to taxpayers, our economy and our democracy. I urge you to support the efforts of these attorneys general and ask your own to join it, and to work with me in ongoing efforts to assert the constitutional rights of states, s guaranteed under the 10th Amendment, to turn back the “one-size-fits-all” health care bill being forced through Congress. Together we can forge a powerful effort to ensure real health care reform without having the states left holding the budgetary bag for Congress yet again.”

In September, in a separate letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Perry had written:

“Instead of government mandates and more deficit spending, successful health care reforms can be achieved only by providing states the flexibility to develop state-specific solutions. I urge you to support our right, as a state, to further explore these approaches, rather than forcing us to implement federal mandates that promise financial hardships for the states and little in the way of benefits for our economy and all of our constituents.”

Not surprisingly this request fell on deaf ears. So now the issue for Texas and other states is the constitutionality of a compromise in the pending federal health care legislation exempting the state of Nebraska, to gain Sen. Ben Nelson’s vote, from increased Medicaid costs resulting from the bill’s passage. There are also other “bribery for support deals” which resulted in exemptions or funding for other states. These “bribery for support” deals will ultimately result in Texas and most other states paying even more to effectively subsidize expanded Medicaid. Meanwhile, Nebraska and the other selected states, that received special considerations on issues like rural health care and Medicare Advantage, in exchange for their votes, get a free ride. Not only should this be unconstitutional, it should be criminal! It is unbelievable that in America legislators are bribing each other with our money.

In Texas alone, this health care bill will drive up costs by $21 billion over the next 10 years and add an estimated 2 million more people the state’s Medicaid rolls. The governor also emphasized that this bill will impose unprecedented intrusion in to the lives and the rights of citizens by mandating that every American purchase health care coverage or face penalties.

To view the governor’s letter in its’ entirety, please visit: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/GovernorsHealthCare200912230261.pdf

This letter should serve as a call to action for all opposed to this bill. Use this as a template to send a message to your state’s Governor and Attorney General. Ask them to stand up for the 10th Amendment and your rights as a citizen of your state.

There are areas of health care that need reform and if the administration were serious about real reform they would break the reform down into smaller more focused pieces of legislation. There are significant opportunities such as tort reform, a clean up of Medicare fraud and allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines to name a few.

Wake up America! We must stop the passage of health care reform in its’ current form. It is a Trojan horse. It creates the foundation required to socialize medicine. Socialized medicine creates greater government control and is an infringement on your rights. Make your voice heard before it’s too late.

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” — James Madison

“Go to Jail Go, Directly to Jail” – Nancy Pelosi

Ever play board games when you were a kid? Do you remember that game? Oh come on, you know the one where you went around and around the board trying to buy up all the property and earn money? Sure you do – the one where the winner is the player with all the money and the property at the end. All my life I thought the game was based on capitalism – turns out I was wrong. Apparently it is a game about a government run by Democrats. Now what was the name of that game? Oh yeah – it was called MONOPOLY and in Monopoly you better not land in the wrong place because if you do – It’s jail for you.

It appears that in addition to SEIU the House Democrats have reached out to Parker Bros. for help in designing their version of the government takeover of healthcare. Seems if you find yourself landing in the wrong place (unable or unwilling to buy healthcare); the House Healthcare Reform bill contains language that could land you in jail time if you do not buy the required coverage as prescribed under the proposed law.

Specifically, the bill states that individuals who don’t buy health insurance and fail to pay the fine of roughly 2.5 percent of their income which can be imposed for failing to purchase the required coverage face a penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

IRS Code provides for collection and enforcement authority for the healthcare proposal under the following sections:

• Section 7203 — misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

• Section 7201 — felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.”

However, it gets worse; according to a recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the lowest-cost non-group, family plan will cost $15,000/year by 2016 under HR 3862 which is the House of Representatives bill. That is versus a current average cost today of $10,880. This is shaping up to be another fine example of government efficiency and cost containment.

HR 3862 claim is that the bill makes healthcare more affordable for everyone but it only provides subsidies to help pay for coverage  after families making about $45,000 have paid 8 percent of their income towards insurance or after those earning a household income of about $65,000 have paid in 12 percent of their income. In either case this represents a significant bite out of the net income these families would need to live on.

Ironically, the only medical services that seem to be decreasing in cost are the ones not typically covered by medical insurance such as cosmetic surgery – why? Easy, because when insurance companies have little or no involvement the free market takes over and competition drives down prices. A government run public option will first drive insurance companies out of business which you might think would be a good thing but remember “nature hates a vacuum”. The result will be a government “monopoly” of healthcare that will be an inefficient, overpriced system that will ultimately deliver a lower standard of care and eventually result in rationing.

This is both unconstitutional and immoral. What has this happened to America? How have we gotten to a point where the government is actively engaging in the redistribution of wealth and providing “nanny state” services? To fund this madness the Communists, oops I mean Democrats in charge, are boldly proclaiming their intentions of making “the rich” pay an additional 5.75% in income tax.

It is time for the government to get out of the private sector and do the things it was intended to do. Healthcare is not a “constitutional right” anymore that it should be a “government requirement”. Don’t be fooled this is not about better access or more affordable healthcare. It is about a power grab by the government to tighten its’ grip on its’ citizens and gain more control.

Wake up, America! Tell Congress to quit playing games with our lives, liberties and freedoms. We do not want or need a government solution to every problem. Mr. President – if you are listening I am more worried about you and your cronies “gaming us” then other gaming the system. As for responsibility if you had a clue about what that means you would quit trying to spend us into bankruptcy or at the very least quit encouraging “generational theft”.

 It is time to stand up and say, “Enough!” Let your senators know that we do not want the government involved in running our health system. No compromise version of this 2000 page train wreck is the solution. The only answer is to start over and write small manageable pieces of legislation that address specific issues. Issues such as tort reform, increasing competition by opening up interstate purchasing opportunities or allowing the private insurance market to design multiple types of packages for consumers to select from which allows them to tailor coverage to their needs rather than a community standard.

Restore Free Choice, Restore the Republic, Reject Government Run Healthcare! If they refuse to listen, then it should be “Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail – Do not pass Go, Do not Collect your Government Pension!” You have been charged with Treason! Game Over! 

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom”. – Dwight D. Eisenhower