Stimulus Expenditures Politics . . . No More!

Congress, Doctors and Guns

March 19th, 2010

Politics:
I know this is old news but, I’m just wandering if anyone else is gasping that Congress just voted themselves a $4,700 raise for 2010?  That’s a cost of living raise you know.  Everybody gets one of these…right?  However, that is small in comparison to what we the American people are going to experience as a RAISE!

Another thing that is disdaining to me about this body of….whoever or whatever they are….is it now appears they are going to shove this health care bill down our throats.  Yet, they won’t partake of the same insurance policies themselves!!  Have you noticed that lineup of Dems that were going to stand against this bill are daily falling by the way side?  Do you think by now they don’t realize the American people pay little attention to their…”I’m going to stand against Washington for the sake of the people’s desires.”  Really?  That is until they get behind the door and get whatever deal it is they were holding out for.  Or they happen to get on Air Force One and take a ride like Mr. Kucinich just did.  He was a NO for six months and all of a sudden he is a YES!  The problem with him was that he was wanting a more liberal bill than was in place.  Can’t you just here the conversation on Air One? Amazingly day after day, they disappear from their stand for America.

One of the most amazing statements that has been made throughout this ordeal is last week when speaker Pelosi said “we must first pass the bill so we can find out what is in the bill.”  What does that mean to you?  Let me also point out that this speaker has an approval rating compared to a falling rock!  What is more scary is that in Obama’s interview with Bret Baier on Fox News when he said “when we pass this bill, I will know what’s in it and you will know what’s in it!  That is just totally beyond me.  If he didn’t know what was in it on Wednesday, why would he accept a vote on Sunday when we are talking about 1/6 of the American economy?What’s even more scary than these  statements is that Harry Reid has created a clause in Section 3403 of the Senate bill, which states, “It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House to consider any bill, resolution, amendment or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection”.  In other words folks, once this horse is put in the barn, the barn door is closed!!

What’s troubling about this section is that it seals the regulatory power of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board.  Their job is to reduce the per capita rate of growth in the Medicare system.  Another familiar terminology that you may have heard for this commission is the DEATH PANEL!  When you’re my age and probably yours, not being able to repeal these people deciding if I will live or die by any future congress, is not all that attractive to me!!

Depending on which poll you want to look at, the American people are overwhelmingly rejecting this bill.  Their saying they want Washington to stop…back up…and think it through with a fresh start.  I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t want or need health care reform but, the vast majority do not want this monster.  However the Democrats are saying, no we won’t wait, start over, or look at other options.   Whether you’re for the bill or not, the amount of “politics” here….is ridiculous…if not in fact alarming.    But even more than that, I am saddened to see America being stolen by politicians….claiming to represent the people.

If you think that blood is not already starting to run, read the Seattle Times story on the fact that Walgreens, one of America’s largest drug chains, will no longer take Medicaid prescriptions on new patients after April 16th.  They’re losing money every time they fill a prescription based on Medicaid payments.  By the way…this is the same problem doctors are having with Medicaid payments.   Other chains are following their lead in Washington state.  Now how long do you think it will take for this process to become contagious?  Medicaid is broken and Obama and Pelosi want to run the entire health care system??  This is one of the most scary thoughts this country could ever have imagined!

Here is what we are learning about our government system.  At the polls, we can change faces attached to bodies, but at the end of the day….what do we really change?  We don’t change anything because the best of the best that we can send to that place, that I consider to be the introduction to Hell, find themselves being engulfed by politics shortly after their arrival.  Though they may unpack their bags with the best of intentions, they haven’t washed their first run of clothes until their stinkin’….and it ain’t the shirts!!

I can only speak for myself in which I pray and believe every day that God is in control of my life.  If I live for 5 more years….10 more years….or 30 more years, I trust that’s God’s plan for me.  I have little else, if anything, to depend on.

It seems that it is becoming a pointed fact that it is very important for this government to eliminate aged people.  One would have to admit that it is a good business model.  That is…if your not paying in….why does the government want to pay out?  What a waste of money that could go to their precious entitlement programs.  Besides…if your old…you have lived your life!  They don’t care that we have been paying all our lives to these programs to protect and sustain us when we reach that splendid age of retirement.  That may sound like an over the top point of view but, from where this all seems to be headed, I’m not so sure it is.  I could be wrong and this bill will turn out to be good for everyone including seniors.  I hope that’s the case at the end of the day.

The majority of retired people of this land voted for Obama because they believed in his “change” and that it would be good for them.  Can you imagine taking 500 billion from a seniors program that’s already under funded?  These folks have since learned better and this will never happen again….as long as their still breathing.

I sort of like the Stephen Moore…from Fox Business News… theory on all this.  If we’re going to save 138 billion by covering an additional 32 million people (just think about that for a moment)….why don’t we just cover all of China and wipe out our entire debt??  Brilliant!

I’m not even going to get into the Doctor fix of 300 billion, which is not being counted in the CBO numbers for this bill.  If it were counted, it would throw this bill into the tank because it then becomes a deficit building bill.  That’s why it was not included….don’t ya know!   This money is attached an obscure bill so it will not be counted on the health care numbers.  Who would have thought of that?

Don’t laugh when I say we are only a few steps away from being just like the people in the streets of Iran.  It’s a helpless feeling….to feel helpless.

I have one other question and I will leave this subject.  If 32 million people are not covered because they cannot afford it, how…all of a sudden… are they going to magically afford to buy it once the bill passes?  Think about that!

Doctors/Guns
Hardly a week goes by…and many times just a couple of days…that I don’t receive something from one of you that is interesting information.  That’s good because it shows a lot of you are engaged.  Here is one that I wanted to pass on because I found it humorous but at the same time…a little scary.

The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.  Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.  Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (80 million).  The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500 per year.  The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188, stats courtesy of the FBI.  So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Almost everyone has at least one doctor, though not everyone owns a gun.  These stats reveal that we are 900 times more likely to be killed by a doctor than a gun owner!!!

These numbers might get a little better since 30%-46% of doctors say they will more than likely leave the profession if the health bill passes.  Wow that was close!

This And That
I was going to write on Michelle Obama’s staff exploding over past first ladies’ but, it’s too long and really doesn’t matter when you look at the big picture.  So what if she needs almost twice as many servants and employees as her predecessors!!

Until next time….Keep Watch And America Bless God!