By: Peter Egan
Obamacare is dead in the water. Yes, I said it and no, I'm not crazy.
Despite what you may have heard, Obamacare still has a long, long way to go before it ever manifests itself as a reality. In addition to the myriad of court challenges by individual states (which may or may not have valid points - I'm not a lawyer), Obamacare still must pass the test of voters this November, and the voters have the power to 'kill the bill', even if the courts don't.
As I predicted here on this site as well as on another site on a post entitled: Real Vote on Obamacare Takes Place this November, soon-to-be House Speaker Boehner has made clear that if Republicans regain a majority in the House of Representatives this November that Obamacare will not be funded.
Republicans will campaign on this issue, and will quite possibly eclipse the then-unprecedented sweep of 1994.
For anyone reading this that is unfamiliar with how the U.S. Government works, all budgetary matters (anything involving the spending of money, be it taxpayer funds, borrowed or printed money - for those of you in Rio Linda) must originate in the House of Representatives.
As explained previously on this site, whichever party controls that legislative chamber ultimately has the final say on whether or not Obamacare (Healthcare Reform, for those of you in Rio Linda) ever becomes a reality. If republicans are able to net at least 39 House seats this November, the chances are better than good that this Healthcare "Reform" is completely scrapped, most likely in favor of something that actually constitutes a reform and doesn't so much resemble a Chavez-style government takeover of yet another industry.
This so-called "healthcare" bill is not about healthcare at all, as Democrat Congressman John Dingell explained. It's about control. According to Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, the real purpose of the healthcare bill is to "control the people". Bear in mind this is coming from a Democrat Congressman just days after Democrats passed a bill that every Republican and dozens of Democrats voted against in the name of "healthcare reform".
Yes, Dingell, Democrat from Michigan actually made the statement and there is plenty of audio to prove it.
The American people are not as stupid as the ruling party seems to believe, and this November my money says that they'll be thrown out of power in the House and lose a good bit of the Senate. Before all is said and done, the vast majority of voters will understand what this recent healthcare bill is really all about, and Democrats are going to pay the price for it for several elections to come.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
By: Peter Egan
Friday, March 19, 2010
@FatLester The difference is that there are more than 30 million Americans that will have healthcare this time.I do believe that they will have something to say about it in November too.
The people whom you are referring to (and that number is debatable) typically don't vote except during Presidential election years. Will they this time? If I'm a psychic the answer is "no".
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tea Party: Good as a Movement, Bad as a Political Party
The 'Tea Party' movement is a good thing as long as it doesn't attempt to become its own party, which would ensure the democrats a number of House and Senate seats they would otherwise not have.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Private Businesses Aren't Out To Get Their Employees
By: Fat Lester
Author's Note: This was originally written in response to a post I saw on Amplify about unjust firings by private corporations.
As someone who has worked in managerial and executive positions at 100+ employee companies, I can personally attest to the contrary of the main point made by this article.
A Director of Human Resources is about one of the most difficult jobs in the entire world today, because of the litany of state and federal laws regarding hiring, firing, pay and incentives. The American government (with some help from the states) has made it extremely difficult for a private company to terminate an employee, even under just circumstances.
I've overheard former co-workers plotting frivolous lawsuits against the company while they thought no one was listening. They were discussing a preliminary meeting one of them had already had with a personal injury attorney regarding a meritless, yet-to-be-filed lawsuit. That is not to say all or even most attorneys would accept such a case, and I'm certainly not knocking the profession. That said, I think you get the point.
I've seen the pains companies must go through to ensure minimal potential for liability should an employee need to be terminated. Have you ever thought about all the documentation that must be conducted on a company's behalf just so that if they need to fire or lay off an employee for ANY reason, they've got documentation to support the reasoning should the terminated employee contest the firing in court.
That is not to say there are some nefarious individuals working for private companies out there that do some pretty bad things. However, the article at TechRepublic makes it seem like all these villainous corporations are just waiting to take advantage of their employees at every opportunity. That is not the case. The occurrences of fired (or still employed) employees frivolously suing private companies is far greater than the rate of employees fired under unjust circumstances.
Original copy of story to which this post responds: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/career/?p=1706
Monday, January 25, 2010
This post originated as a response to a post I came across by Joe Barton, Republican Congressman from Texas.
Congressman Barton had submitted a story from the Wall Street Journal about the validity of climate science.
Rep. Barton's commentary goes as follows: "We need to continue looking into the validity of the science before changing our entire economy. There are just too many embellished claims."
First, I would like to make unequivocally clear that I am in agreement with the Congressman for the most part. Where I take exception is not with the premise or point of his argument. My issue is that I don't think Congressman Barton's comments go far enough.
By calling for additional reviews of some of the scientific data, one is implicitly suggesting that the global hubbub over the nonexistent phenomena often referred to as "climate change" may in fact hold some validity. To do this is to give the propagandists driving the campaign far more credit than they deserve. The people promoting "climate change" hysteria are the same people who just a few years back were telling us that by 2010 we'd all be dead from "global warming". Well, the coldest decade on record seems to have put a nail in the coffin of "global warming", but the environmental alarmists are still pushing full-speed ahead.
The remainder of this post is addressed to the Congressman, and not just Congressman Joe Barton, but every other Congressman and Senator who believes in freedom, national sovereignty and an educated populace. While the rest of this post reads as though Rep. Barton is the only person being addressed, that is because I initially wrote the piece in response to his commentary about the WSJ story. That said, he is certainly not the only member of Congress to whom this message is intended. The following is intended for every Republican federal office-holder as well as any democrats that actually have the nation's best interests at heart (assuming there's at least one), as well as anyone else in the American government that cares about our nation's best interests.
Without further adieu, here is my response:
You Congressman know as well as I do that this "climate change" (formerly known as "global warming") is being thrust upon us for two reasons. The first and most obvious is the financial motives of those pushing for alternative energy sources (in which the propagandists are heavily invested, as you well know).
The second reason is a bit more nefarious than simple corrupt profiteering. The second reason, as you well know, is the establishment of a "global tax" as a means of setting the precedent for the abolition of national sovereignty.
You know this. Please do not insult my intelligence by pretending to be naive to the globalist agenda. You know it exists. Don't you understand that those of us who still love America and still value freedom and liberty above all else want people like you to call a spade a spade without beating around the bush or pretending to play dumb.
We know, and we know that you know. The difference is that you can hold a press conference any time you wish, you can have a column published in any newspaper, and most importantly you can use the "taboo words" on the House floor, creating a permanent public record that at least one legislator possesses enough strength of character to say what many of us already know while in session.
We WANT people like you to call out the enemy for what it is, for what they are. We elect people like you to be our voice in Washington. Unfortunately, we are all too often disappointed by the absence of backbone and courage in those we elect to serve us in our nation's capitol.
The Republic is under assault from within. The American Government's current ruling regime (including its rabid leaders in the House and Senate) poses every bit as grave a threat to this country as does Al Qaeda. At least our military can can go and kill those terrorist groups that wish to kill us.
To me Congressman, an elected official (in this case a Senator) who has a disdain for Americans' right to own and carry guns and would vote against confirming a Supreme Court nominee because that person believes in the Constitutional rule of law, is as dangerous as Al Qaeda, perhaps moreso.
Well, that is not a viable option for dealing with Nancy Pelosi (who is either a treasonous traitor or a 'useful idiot', as the Soviets like to refer to them as. Those of us who would prefer not to live in the New Soviet Union would like to see some people like you actually call them out for what they are, and expose them for the traitors and scoundrels they really are. If one of your colleagues says or does anything that borders on treason, for the love of God, please call them out and don't let it slide or look the other way!