Archive for January, 2011

Is ObamaCare Constitutional???

January 31, 2011

Now the next chapter in the ObamaCare fiasco. 

Judge Rules Health Care Unconstitutional

This is the Federal Judge in Florida that was hearing the case brought by about half of the State AG’s.  Now it will go before the United States Supreme Court. 

The House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Law.  The fate of ObamaCare in the Legislative Branch now rests in the Senate, where Comrade Reid has vowed that repeal will not be voted on.  I suggest that the Republicans in the Senate should drag their feet on this.  Why?  You ask.  Because this case WILL be heard by the Supreme Court no matter what the Senate does.  If the Supreme Court rules that it IS unconstitutional, then ObamaCare, in its entirety, will be null and void.  Why? You ask.  Because either through stupidity, a mistake because it was rushed through the process, or a belief that it was so good that the Democrats did not want to have any chance of future changes by anyone; they left out the Severability Clause.  This means that if one small part of the law is unconstitutional, then the WHOLE law is unconstitutional.  Let the Supreme Court rule on this question.

If (and it is a big IF) the Supreme Court rules that it is not unconstitutional, then the Republicans can offer amendments, and force the Democrats to defend every aspect of the law.  If the Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional, then the Republicans do not need to accomplish anything to repeal the law.  The House Republicans need to start drafting a new Health Care Bill.

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Irony…. (reposted with updates)

January 27, 2011

Does anyone else find it ironic, that now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to hold a vote to REPEAL ObamaCare, the only things the Democrats can talk about is Jobs? (UPDATE:  The House has passed the repeal of ObamaCare, now it is up to the Senate.)

Let me get this straight. 

You, the Democrats, worked for almost 2 full years to jam ObamaCare down our, the American Public, throats against the will of a majority of us.  This is during the longest period of 9%+ unemployment in the history of the United States of America.  And now you want to say do not worry about the JOB KILLING provisions and uncertainty contained in the 2,000+ pages of a bill that NO ONE has read, worry about the economy and jobs.  Huhhhhh?

Seriously, at this point there have been 111 organizations that represent more than 1 million Americans that have been granted a waiver from complying with ObamaCare.  (UPDATE #1:  As of December 3, 2010:  The number has increased to 222 organizations and more than 1.5 million Americans, the HHS summary.  That is a 100% increase in the approved waivers, in 3 weeks!!)  (UPDATE#2 : As of January 27, 2011:  The number has increased to 733 organizations  and more than 2.1 million Americans. More than a 300% increase in 8 weeks!!)  The White House will not say how many have applied or how many are planning on applying.  So by my calculations, we have at least 111 people that have wasted spent time applying and we have at least 1 government employee reviewing the applications.  This is being generous on both counts, as I imagine that there at least 20 people in the government and at least 5 people involved in the private sector per application.  So you see, the Democrats are creating jobs!!

To the Democrats:  You have had more than 18 months of 9%+ unemployment to concentrate on jobs and the economy, and have only damaged or ignored both.  For examples, examine the off shore drilling moratorium that you have enacted, or the Obamacare fiasco that NO ONE in the world knows how it will be implemented, but most economists agree that it puts a strain on new hiring.  I suggest you sit down and learn something about how the real world, ie. not D.C., works!!

To the Republicans:  REPEAL the farce that is ObamaCare!!

I welcome any proof that the policies enacted by the Democrats, in the last two years, has created ANY jobs, not related to government.

EnvironMENTAL Protection Agency and environMENTAlists….

January 25, 2011

This recent anniversary got me thinking.

“On January 24, 1848, James Marshall, an employee/partner of Sutter’s, found several flakes of gold that began the transformation of California from a sleepy outpost to a bustling center of activity.”

Here is my question:

Would California have reached such prominence, if all of the Gold Prospectors and related industries  had to comply with all of the environMENTALists requirements??

I am not saying that I want wonton destruction of the environment, but California (and ALL of the states on the way) WAS able to survive (and some say PROSPER) with the great influx of economic activity brought by the Gold Rush.  We need to start ELIMINATING government regulations, and we need to declaw the environMENTAList law machine!!!  America can be GREAT again, if we just let it.

Questions for Gabby Giffords…

January 19, 2011

I am happy that Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is having a successful recovery from the attempted assassination in Arizona.  I wish her a speedy and complete recovery.  Apparently, she is being moved from the hospital in Arizona to one in Texas.  I have a few questions for Gabby.

1)  Do you believe that the hospital in Texas is superior to the one that is treating you in Arizona?  I thought the Democrats said that all Health Care was equal.

2)  If so, do you think that ObamaCare will allow that superiority to continue, and remain at the same high standards? or do you think that with ObamaCare, there will be a slow degradation to mediocre?

3)  Under ObamaCare, will average Americans be able to have the same treatment as you?

4)  Would you change your vote for ObamaCare?

Inquiring minds want to know.

The Arizona Shooting…

January 13, 2011

First, let me start this post with condolences for the families of the deceased, prayers for all the families of the injured and thanks for the heroes who limited the deranged killer, Jared Lee Loughner, from inflicting more damage.  This senseless act should not have occurred and I feel sorry for anyone who has been involved in it. 

Fox news has an article dealing with the aftermath, specifically, what is going to happen to the killer, Jared Lee Loughner.

Does anyone else have a problem with this case and the apparent length of time that it will endure?  Here are the facts:

     1)  Jared Lee Lougher was wrestled to the ground, as he was attempting to reload his personal weapon, after shooting and killing 6 people, and wounding 13 others.  He DID it!!  It is NOT disputed.

     2)  He wrote about what he was GOING to do!  It is not disputed.  He thought about it and planned for 3 years before doing it, and

     3)UPDATED:  According to the FBI there is a security video of the attack that shows Jared Lee Lougher shooting Rep. Giffords and others.

I do not care if he has mental problems!  There are many witnesses and a security video.  He killed 6 people.  Their families will NEVER be the same.  He wounded 13 others.  They will ALWAYS have the scars, and their families will NEVER be the same.  Mr. Lougher needs to have a fair trial.  But seriously, if it takes longer than 6 months, there is a severe problem with the American Justice System!  I’m being generous with 6 months, most of that should be scheduling.  If the actual court time takes more than 2 days, there is a problem!

Debt Limit…

January 6, 2011

For the upcoming debate concerning raising the United States Government Debt Limit/Ceiling, I want everyone to remember what President Obama said on the Senate floor the last time they held a vote on this subject.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Yes, Mr. President.  AMERICANS DESERVE BETTER!!  Or did you change your mind, again?

The Associated Press…

January 6, 2011

The Associated Press???  The largest “news” distributer for the world.  The world needs better.  Today is January 6, 2011.  Yesterday the new House of Representative members were sworn into office, and Nancy Pelosi handed the Speaker gavel to John Boehner.  So today will be the first full day of their work. 

In, Colorado it is 7:00 in the morning, that would make it 9:00 a.m. in Washington D.C.  IF, the federal workday starts at 7:00 a.m. (which I doubt), that would mean that the new Congress has been at work for 2 hours. 

This is the first article that I read this morning.  The headline reads:

PROMISES, PROMISES: GOP drops some out of the gate

With the by line:

By ANDREW TAYLOR and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press 2 hrs 46 mins ago

2 hrs 46 mins ago?  Seriously??  And Andrew Taylor and Calvin Woodward were paid for this “news”??  The new congress has not even had 1 day to do anything, besides get sworn in, and fulfill some ceremonies and these hacks write that they have already “broken promises”!!  Seriously??  Please do a search over the last 4 years of a Democratically controlled Congress and see how many articles these yahoo’s wrote about the Democrats broken promises.  If you do not have the time, I will let you guess, and I bet you will be correct.  Given the facts of the situation, I would give this article an F in freshman journalism.  They are supposed “professionals”?

I can not believe that the Associated Press thinks that this is a worthy “news” article!  Let me know what you think.

Irony??

January 4, 2011

Does anyone else find it ironic, that now that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to hold a vote to REPEAL ObamaCare, the only things the Democrats can talk about is Jobs?

Let me get this straight. 

You, the Democrats, worked for almost 2 full years to jam ObamaCare down our, the American Public, throats against the will of a majority of us.  This is during the longest period of 9%+ unemployment in the history of the United States of America.  And now you want to say do not worry about the JOB KILLING provisions and uncertainty contained in the 2,000+ pages of a bill that NO ONE has read, worry about the economy and jobs.  Huhhhhh?

Seriously, at this point there have been 111 organizations that represent more than 1 million Americans that have been granted a waiver from complying with ObamaCare.  (UPDATE:  As of December 3, 2010:  The number has increased to 222 organizations and more than 1.5 million Americans, the HHS summary.  That is a 100% increase in the approved waivers, in 3 weeks!!)  The White House will not say how many have applied or how many are planning on applying.  So by my calculations, we have at least 111 people that have wasted spent time applying and we have at least 1 government employee reviewing the applications.  This is being generous on both counts, as I imagine that there at least 20 people in the government and at least 5 people involved in the private sector per application.  So you see, the Democrats are creating jobs!!

To the Democrats:  You have had more than 18 months of 9%+ unemployment to concentrate on jobs and the economy, and have only damaged or ignored both.  For examples, examine the off shore drilling moratorium that you have enacted, or the Obamacare fiasco that NO ONE in the world knows how it will be implemented, but most economists agree that it puts a strain on new hiring.  I suggest you sit down and learn something about how the real world, ie. not D.C., works!!

To the Republicans:  REPEAL the farce that is ObamaCare!!

I welcome any proof that the policies enacted by the Democrats, in the last two years, has created ANY jobs, not related to government.