Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Nancy’s got a secret

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 9:00 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-8) says she wants the health care bill passed so we can see what’s in it.


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Tip: Don Surber

Yes, she actually said:

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it

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Why can’t she tell us? Because she doesn’t know? Because she hasn’t read it?

Well, there’s something in it. At around 2,074 pages — remember, they’re going to vote on the Senate bill — there has to be lots of stuff.

But what is in the bill that Pelosi is so excited about?

What else might be in there?

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George Will explains liberalism

Sunday, March 7, 2010 9:07 pm

On ABC’s This Week, George Will used the words of Robert Reich to highlight the liberal mindset on healthcare … and everything else, for that matter (tip: Flopping Aces).


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Will: You say they have huge profits. As you know, confiscate all the profits of all the health insurance companies, with those profits you could finance our healthcare for 48 hours. What you do for the next 363 days I don’t know. Second, you say there’s not enough competition? Fine, let them compete in a national market across state lines.

Reich: Yes, let them compete across state lines, fine. But not a race to the bottom. Set minimum federal standards because we’ve seen over and over again that the recipients of health insurance don’t know what they are buying very often. Until there are common standards, minimal standards, then people are going to be taken. And that is what’s happened over and over again.

Will: There you have the premise of this legislation and the core of today’s liberalism: the American people are such dopes they can’t be counted upon to buy their own insurance.

Transcription from: NewsBusters

Once again, George Will sums things up nicely.

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Good idea? Or a bad idea?

Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:02 pm

There is a product called PetSpa (tip: Barking Moonbat Early Warning System). And that name pretty much sums it up.

Here it is in action:


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That is so wrong. Yes, I laughed. Out loud. But it’s still wrong.

I’m sure the people that invented this thing were sitting around, thinking this was a good idea. And that poor cat trusted the person that placed it in the PetSpa.

Only, the cat got a rude surprise. And pretty early on figured out it didn’t like what was happening. But there was nothing it could do about it. The makers of the PetSpa, and the owner of the cat, decided it was best.

They’ll try that again on that cat. Only, I suspect that, unless they’ve de-clawed that cat, they next time they try it, the cat with have its on rude surprise.

I wonder if I could use this as an analogy to anything?

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Democrats explain Americans’ opposition to health care proposals

Monday, March 1, 2010 11:34 pm

With more and more Americans opposing the Democrats’ many versions of a health care bill, the Obama administration and the Congressional leadership are finding it difficult selling their plans to their own party members.

The president is traveling to various cities, looking to build support for his agenda.

We contacted a spokesman for the Democratic party, who told us why Americans haven’t embraced the health care bills:


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It takes courage to go against the American people

Monday, March 1, 2010 12:28 am

Note: I posted this over at my little blog earlier. I didn’t expect it would get much of a reaction, so I didn’t cross-post it here.

Turns out that some liberals trolls have taken offense, and left some really nasty comments. But they left them on teh YouTube, because I don’t allow anonymous comments on my blog. I removed the comments on teh YouTube due to the language.

It appears I misunderestimated the impact of this post. However, if being on my little 4-visitor-a-day blog generated that much consternation from the left, imagine what it showing up here would do!


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D NS-CA-8), appearing on ABC’s This Week. told Elizabeth Vargas that Democrats need courage to pass health care over the objections of the American people…


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What do you say to your members, when it does come to the House to vote on this, who are in real fear of losing their seats in November if they support you now?

PELOSI: Well first of all our members — every one of them — wants health care. I think everybody wants affordable health care for all Americans. They know that this will take courage. It took courage to pass Social Security. It took courage to pass Medicare. And many of the same forces that were at work decades ago are at work again against this bill.

But the American people need it, why are we here? We’re not here just to self perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people. To get them results that gives them not only health security, but economic security, because the health issue is an economic issue for — for America’s families.

You know who else is told to have “courage” before they go and do something harmful to America?

These people:

I guess that’s something that everyone ready to commit suicide on behalf of others is told … even if it’s political suicide.

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Government-mandated health care explained so even a liberal can understand it

Sunday, February 28, 2010 11:43 pm

George Will explains a problem with government-mandated health care in a way that even a liberal can understand:


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One question: If the government came to you and said, “Professor Krugman, you have a car. We’re going to compel you to buy a more expensive car, but it’s not really more expensive because it’s a better car.” Wouldn’t you tell them to get off your land?

I wish I had thought of that.

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Harry Reid and the Pages of Gold

Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:54 am

The Senate version of the health care bill is out. And it’s big. And expensive. And puts J. K. Rowling to shame.

Let me explain.

The bill is 2,074 pages long.

CNN reports the cost of the bill, over 10 years, is calculated at $849,000,000,000

That’s $409,353,905.50 per page.

J. K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series sold 325-million copies in the first 10 years. At 4,195 pages, at the hardcover price of $24.95, that works out to $8,108,750,000 in sales (and the amount is less, if any of those sales were cheaper paperback versions).

Amount per page sold in a Harry Potter book? $1,932,955.90

That means a single page of the Senate bill is worth 211.7 times more than a page from a Harry Potter book.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) says he will read the entire bill aloud on the Senate floor before allowing a vote.

I hope he does. And I hope he then reads the entire Harry Potter series aloud. Then, Harry Reid can see if his bill is really worth more than a Harry Potter book.

One final thought: both Rowling and Reid are masters of fiction. The difference is that I have the choice of not buying Rowling’s writings. Reid demands I pay for his.

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I’m from the government and I’m here to help you

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 9:45 pm

The government has taken over the auto industry, banking, and is looking to take over health care.

But has the government done enough?

I don’t think they have. The government needs to do more. Just like there are people in this country who don’t have health care, there are people in this country who are going hungry.

Sure, there are food stamps. But there’s Medicare and Medicaid for health care assistance, but that’s not enough. Just like we need the government to take over health care, we need the government to take over the food industry.

We need to raise taxes to pay for a “public option” for restaurants.

My vision is for the Obama King restaurant to offer healthy choices for your dining experience. Like tofu. And salads. Lots and lots of salads. And no fried foods. Certainly no meat. A complete vegan menu, consisting of … plant parts.

But do call ahead to avoid the lines. It’ll take a year or two for McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Wendy’s, and all the little Mom and Pop restaurants to go out of business as people move to the public option. But, soon enough, the Obama King restaurants will be everywhere. Sure, you might have to wait a while, even if you call ahead. That is, after you are placed on hold for an hour or two, but your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.

Speaking of phones, it would be bad for you to have a cell phone when there are plenty of others who don’t have a cell phone. We need a public option. The government can provide cellular service. O-Mobile would be available to everyone.

But cell phones aren’t the only technology area where Americans have a gap. Not everyone has a computer. Sure, lots do, but many Americans don’t have a computer. And the government can help, by offering a public option. After a while, there will be no more PCs or Macs. No debate between Windows, OS X, or Linux. Most Americans will own government computers that run one OS: O-S (the Obama System).

However, having a government issued computer doesn’t mean as much if you don’t have Internet access. AT&T, Knology, MediaCom, and the other ISPs don’t get the job done. Many people don’t have Internet access. A government-run public option would solve that. ObamaNet would allow everyone to be on the Internet.

There are just a few of the many, many ways the government can solve your problems by taking control of your life.

I mean, if you were really competent to do things for yourself, you wouldn’t have elected Obama and the Democrats to power, would you?

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Surrender monkeys surrender. Or did they?

Sunday, August 16, 2009 6:20 pm

Remember that whole government-run health care bill? You should. It’s been in all the papers. And on all the blogs. And on the Twitter and the Facespace and all the other Interwebz.

Remember how important it was that it be done now?

“Why the rush?” we on the right asked. “Trust us,” the left said. “BS!” we on the right said.

Well, conservatives stood firm. Most of them. Those that haven’t, well, I’m not too sure they’re conservatives, anyway. Might be Republicans, but that don’t mean conservative.

Now, according to news reports, the White House seems to have backed down.

“Seems to,” is the key phrase. It’s too early to tell if they have surrendered, or if they’re just going to find another “Gang of 14″ and ram it through anyway.

On the one hand, Democrats are cheese-eating surrender monkeys:

On the other hand, Democrats are also sneaky little weasels. And “moderate” Republicans will “go along to get along,” and be taken advantage of. That’s why the motto of the moderate wing of the Republican Party is “Thank You Sir May I Have Another.”

Remember how, in Iraq, some of Saddam’s soldiers would fake surrender, then pull out weapons and shoot our soldiers? That’s because they had no honor. And neither do Democrats.

So, we shouldn’t let up just yet. Government-run health care isn’t dead until it’s shot, stabbed, beaten, burned, with the ashes mixed in goat blood and fed to Ted Kennedy and John Dingell, and the whole thing videoed and posted on YouTube.

Even then, I don’t trust the Democrats. Or moderate Republicans. They’ll just write another bill that’s as bad. Or worse. Or nearly as bad.

The thing is, they won’t write a good bill.

Any bill that’s too long to sit through an oral reading is a bad bill.

The thing people are forgetting is that 10% of health care expenses are criminal fraud. And unintentional errors accounts for more waste. Until that’s fixed, increasing government spending on health care will increase the amount of money lost to fraud.

Of course, when you have a government run by Chicago crooks, they don’t see fraud as a problem, but as an opportunity to line their pockets.

The good news is, these types won’t stand up to an honest fight. They’ll fight dirty, but can’t stand honest debate. As long as the fight is honest, the right (moral and political) will win.

And the surrender monkeys? They’ll just sit and yell and fling poo. Like always.

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Reasons to let the government run things

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:33 pm

The president had it “Town Hall” photo-op today. And he used the opportunity to explain how the government health care plan is a great idea:


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Note where he said, “U.P.S. and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.

My fears are now allayed: I’m thrilled to hear that government-run health care will be as efficient as the post office. And that’s according to the president.

Your hard-earned money will be collected from your paycheck via taxes, and sent to finance a program that will be run like the post office.

Let me say that I have a brother-in-law that works for the post office. He’s a good guy. And most of the postal workers I’ve met are good people, too. I say that so they won’t … well … go postal on me.

Anyway, the president has convinced me. We need to have government-run health care. And the post office example sold me.

But, there are some of you, I’m sure, that aren’t yet convinced. So, as a loyal American (who doesn’t what to be flagged), I present other reasons to let the government run health care. Here are things that will present excellent examples of how government-run organizations (regardless of the level of government) operate:

  • Amtrak
  • The quality of public schools
  • The NEA funding of porn
  • The DMV
  • Oil for Food
  • Paying farmers to not grow crops
  • Student visas
  • The TSA
  • FEMA
  • The IRS

If these examples don’t show you just how wonderful a government-run health care system will be, I don’t know what will convince you.

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Six Flags

Monday, August 10, 2009 9:34 pm


Hi there! You may know me from the Six Flags amusement parks. But today, I’m here to tell you about the new government flags program. Sounds like fun, huh?


The Obama administration and the Democratic party are looking out for your best interests. And it all begins with health care.


The administration knows what’s best. And the best thing for you is to help push the health care bill through the Congress.


But, you know what? There are swastika-carrying people that are showing up, doing un-American things like asking questions and protesting that representatives are going against the will of the people.


To help us, here’s what you can do: report them!


Yes, simply send an email to flag@whitehouse.gov. It’s that easy! And fun!


If you know someone who opposes health care, whether it’s speaking out against the president’s proposal at the water cooler at work, or writing dissent on a blog, send us an email to flag@whitehouse.gov … and we’ll flag them!


Later, we’ll expand the program to accepting emails to flag people about all kinds of things. When we’re done, we’ll have flags for:

  1. Opposing government health care
  2. Disagreeing with judicial appointments
  3. Protesting tax increases
  4. Speaking out against government takeovers of other industries
  5. Voicing opposition to Obama’s initiatives
  6. Think bad thoughts

Sound like fun? Of course it does! It’s F-U-N! Fun!


At the new Six Flags over America program, you’ll be able to flag all your co-workers, neighbors, family members … anyone who doesn’t support the party line.


Yes, we put the F-U in FUN! Send emails of dissidents to flag@whitehouse.gov


Six Flags over America! More Flags! More fun!

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Cash For Cadavers

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:32 pm


THUNK


CLANK
Bring out your dead!


CLANK
Bring out your dead!


CLANK
Bring out your dead!


THUNK


CLANK
Bring out your dead!


Here’s one


I’m not dead


What?


Nothing. Where’s my $4,500?


He says he’s not dead.


Yes he is.


He isn’t.


Well, he will be soon.


I’m getting better.


No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment.


I can’t take him. It’s against regulations.


The program is C.O.R.P.S.E. That’s the Cadaver and Older Retired Person System for Exchange. It’s commonly called Cash for Cadavers, but I read the bill. You can take old retired people.


Look, I’m booked up. I’ve got to stop by the Robinsons. They lost nine waiting for the new government health care. Yes, I can take old people, but the already dead get priority.


When will you be back?


Thursday.


I can’t wait till then. Can you help me out.


CLUNK


Sign here


Thanks!


Bring out your dead!

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Swastikas and symbols like that

Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:34 am

Nancy Pelosi has uncovered that Nazis are behind the protests at health care town hall meeting (tip: Wizbang):


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Interviewer: Do you think there’s legitimate grassroot opposition going on here?
Pelosi: “I think they’re Astroturf… You be the judge. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.”

“Symbols like that?” That means it’s not just the Nazis, but other groups that the Democrats feel are just like Nazis.

“Who?” you ask. I’m glad you asked.

Cross
Christians

Star of David
Jews

Walmart vest
Wal-mart workers

New York Yankees hat
Sports fans

Medic Alert
Diabetics

Be a good Democrat. If you see anyone wearing hate symbols like these, report them. They are dangerous.

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