This is a program begun by the Republicans about ten years ago, but now the Dems have taken it a step further. It is a program designed to provide health insurance to children whose families can’t afford private health insurance, but make too much to qualify for Medicaid. Now, however, they’ve made it so that families of four who make up to $65,000 per year can get free child healthcare. (I’ve heard that it also includes “children” up to the age of 30, but I really can’t find anything to verify this, so this little “fact” is still rumor at this point.) In order to pay for this revised version of SCHIP, they are increasing the taxes on tobacco. BUT, they’ll need 22.4 million NEW smokers in order to fund the program. So, let me see if I’ve got this straight: They increased taxes on tobacco to get people to quit smoking, but now they need more people to smoke in order to pay for free child healthcare? Okay . . .
My house, my rules
In Great Britain, you now have to lose weight and quit smoking in order to get health insurance. You see, GB has taken on your parents’ attitude: As long as you live under my roof, you will abide by my rules. Of course, this makes perfect sense and seems completely reasonable. If you allow the government to take care of you from cradle to grave, be ready for them to tell you what to do in every aspect of your life, for your entire life. And that’s one of the many problems with socialized medicine. (Just FYI: They’re getting ready to put a soft drink tax in place in New York State. What do you think will happen when we’re forced into universal healthcare?)
Charity begins with your tax dollars
Common wisdom might tell you that the earthy crunchy, touchy feely liberals are more charitable, right? Well, according to a study done by the University of Indiana, common wisdom is wrong. This study shows that conservatives are actually more charitable than liberals. Since we’re on the subject, I wonder what those two giving souls, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, have given to charity over the years? After all, Biden is the guy who said that it is our patriotic duty to pay taxes. And since so many of our tax dollars go to those with “less”, paying taxes is, in effect, like giving to the most poorly run charity in the world. Well, here it goes:
· Before he became a senator, he never gave more than 1.4% to charity (2000 – 2004).
· After he went to the Senate, he (shock!) gave more – 4.7% (2005), 6.1% (2006), 5.8% (2007).
· He has never given more than $1,000 to charity since 2000.
· .2% (2000-2001), .1% (2002-2003), .2% (2004), .1% (2005), .2% (2006), .3% (2007)
I guess the only “charity” Mr. Biden believes in is the U.S. government. Nice.
One bad CEO who’s not being trashed by the Prez
“Since I took over my company, trading of the stock is at a 14-year low and the stock price has dropped 68% over the past year. Under my watch, my company continued to do business with Iran, even though no other country worth their salt was doing so. I know Iran sells/gives weapons to terrorists fighting against my fellow countrymen in Iraq, but I’ve got to make money where I can. Due to public pressure, I told people we no longer did business with Iran, even though I was really just funneling it through a European company so that it didn’t look so bad. Finally, I had to stop completely because people just wouldn’t get off my a*# about it! Have I mentioned, my company is HUGE! It owns NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. We’re involved with all kinds of things, including many “green” projects, jet engines, wind turbines, etc. Of course, I still make a TON of money because none of my bad decisions actually affect me. And guess what else? I was just selected by the new president to be a financial advisor! How sweet is that?!”
While these are not the actual words of Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, they might as well be. It’s all true. Wow, doesn’t Obama make awesome selections? It makes perfect sense to ask for financial help from a man who has single-handedly caused the downfall of his company. It’s also shocking that the CEO of the television stations who helped hand Obama the presidency with their ultra-biased “news” coverage would then be asked to advise him. Gee, I wonder where all those liberal hypocrites who bashed Cheney and Bush for their close ties to Halliburton are now??
Criminal? No problem!
Not only did Obama decide to close Gitmo, without any idea of what to do with these very likely terrorist threats, but he also thinks it makes perfect sense to drop the charges on the guy who bombed the USS Cole, which killed 17 U.S. soldiers. HUH?! I just don’t get this guy! He signed an executive order to stop the Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’ trial, in part, because the loser was water boarded and anything he said during this supposed “torture” is inadmissible. Whatever! I don’t even know what to say anymore.
You mean ethanol isn’t the savior of the planet?
Corn ethanol has been billed as the fuel of the future. It was supposedly better for the environment, etc. However, due to pressure from the government and other sources, this push for corn ethanol has increased food cost by $15 billion each year. Read that last bit again and let it really sink in. You want to know why food prices have gone up? There’s at least part of the answer. Now, the New York Times (yes, the most liberal paper in the country) is reporting that corn ethanol doesn’t burn as well as oil/gas. Yet, in 2006, the government gave 4.7 billion for ethanol/biofuel subsidies, and $3.2 billion in 2007. Once again, our government at work, ladies and gentlemen.
Want to save the planet? Go vegan!
You know how they’ve been drilling into your head that in order to save the planet, you’ve got to buy a hybrid or take the bus? Well, (shock of all shocks) we’ve been duped again! According to a UN report (IPCC), the meat industry actually creates more global warming emissions than every form of transportation (cars, trucks, planes, ships, etc.) in the entire world, combined. Even the worthless UN, which is, of course, a hugely left-leaning, save-the-planet organization believes that you’re pretty much wasting your time carpooling in that HOV lane. Don’t waste your time! Just stop eating all meat and animal by-products. I think I’d rather buy a Prius.
A whole new kind of census
Let’s have some fun and use our imaginations for a minute. Imagine that George W. Bush is still in office. Pretend that you are a liberal and you absolutely despise George W. Bush and anyone who doesn’t see things your way. (I mean, G.W.B could literally find a cure for cancer and you would still pay to have W’s little head on the end of a stick.) Now let’s pretend that the prez, in all his infinite wisdom, has decided that it would be a fabulous idea for the White House to have more control over the census process. Therefore, the Commerce Department will have to report to Karl Rove – you know, just to make sure everything’s going right. Sound like a good idea?
Let’s get back to the real world now. This scenario is actually happening right now, except Bush is replaced with Obama and Rove is replaced with Rahm Emanuel. On the surface, this may not sound like that big of a deal, but you have to realize what effect the results of the census have on everything. For one, the census establishes who and what areas of the country will get what funding. Secondly, and probably the real incentive here, the census results determine the number of representatives each state gets. If you recall, the Electoral College – not the popular vote – is what decides elections. Think about it. AND, there are two ways to do a census – estimating or going door-to-door to get an accurate number. Surprisingly, Emanuel wants to do the whole estimating thing. Nice.
What gets me more than anything is the sickening hypocrisy. If this was Bush and Rove trying to pull this crap, the libs would be absolutely losing their minds!!! But, of course, no one says a word when it’s the Messiah calling the shots.
I’m getting really tired right now. Of course, I have much more coming, I just can’t type anymore. More to come.