Thursday, August 13, 2009

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check

I received an email today from David Axelrod regarding the "vigorous debate about health insurance reform." He goes on to say "some of the old tactics we know so well are back — even the viral emails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies and distortions." He stated that they have launched a website--"realitycheck" to dispel the "rumors and lies," as he calls them. In that same website is another link "we want to hear from you" that provides access for anyone to submit "questions about health insurance reform or suggestions on what topics they should address next." I did provide some input and here's what I wrote and asked:

Try telling the truth more often. You neglect to address the unsustainable costs for this ridiculous health care bill. No one in the white house, not even Obama, has enough experience with Senate and House bills and the language included to know IT STINKS. If the bill is approved, the language contained will be subject to re-interpretation by others to enact and WILL end up with possible detrimental policies to seniors and those less than perfect citizens of our country. It is a fact that Mr. Obama campaigned during most of his Senate career and was not in the Senate long enough to truly learn the processes associated with bill enactment. It is also evident by the responses during his "campaign" style town halls (with the hand selected audiences) that Mr. Obama has not read the bill in its entirety yet nor translated it into outcomes. Contrary to his representation of the bill as health insurance reform, it is nothing more than adding to an existing bad system. If much needed reform is to take place, enact the reforms that the CEO of Whole Foods discusses in his article "The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare." Start with these real reforms first to see health care costs drop. The bill as written by the House does NOT include these REAL reforms. Mr. Obama, address these real reform suggestions at you next town hall.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Corrupt Senate Members

I received the Jim Hill letter below via email for the third time today. I don’t even know if this is a factual letter or not, but I thought I’d blog it anyway because it reflects my sentiments towards Barbara Boxer (D-CA) as well. It also doesn’t hurt to keep reminding Americans what an arrogant elitist prig (Barbara Boxer) we have in the Senate. By the way, she is the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee that now says Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad did not do anything wrong with the sweetheart mortgage deals they got from Countrywide (Friends of Angelo). If I remember correctly during our ethics training at work, we could never accept anything from contractors or commercial entities that would give even the slightest appearance of a conflict of interest or possible ethics violation; we couldn’t take anything over a cost of $5.00. And they, senators Conrad and Dodd, got thousands of dollars resulting from mortgages with lower interest and points.

This has got to be the most immoral and corrupt Senate ever; and the unconscionable thought is these elected officials have access to trillions of our tax dollars and make decisions that affect our livelihood. Obama is right, it is time for change, just not the kind he thinks. It is time to oust those corrupt people from office, and I’m non-partisan, it doesn’t matter if they are democrat, republican, or independent. Those of us in California can start with Boxer in November 2010. There are currently two other possible candidates out there, so you have a choice. The two are Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore. There is no web site set up for Fiorina at this time; however, a Rasmussen survey reports a possible close race against Boxer, Rasmussen Survey. As for Chuck DeVore, he has formally thrown his hat in the race, you can view his profile on-line at his website Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate. We Californians have choices; you decide, just don’t let it be Boxer.

Jim Hill's Letter to Barbara Boxer

Some of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer (CA) as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as "ma'am" and not "Senator" before a Senate hearing. This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska !!!!!

You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong.. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two?
Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.

Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.

What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44 cents to buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, "Mr. Power" has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.

Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by "ma'am"?

Have a fine day. Cheers!

Jim Hill