Repeal Obamacare

Replace with Single Payer

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I wrote about the only sane solution to health care expenses all up to the passing of Obamacare.

Many times.

Many of the people bitching and moaning now fought me tooth and nail at the time. I suppose because they are HAPPY with their current system (egad, the morons). I warned you over and over. I even went to rallies in support and went out of my way to meet the players who were trying to educate the masses to an “improved Medicare-for-All” system (Physicians For A National Health Program and others).

And now look what you got us. A horribly beneficial system to the very ones that we should have cut their Can-You-See-The-Problem-120808-Dan-Wassermanheads off (the health insurance companies). A terrible system that will cause even MORE bankruptcies… MORE sickness…. MORE death.

And now, this corrupt system will hasten the demise of the country, allthewhile filling the pockets of the ones that should have been abolished in the first place.

I have had discussions with people recently who believe that Obamacare IS Single Payer. This goes to show one of two things: either the media and government has done a great job in deceiving you with brainwashing or you are too stupid to understand the difference. The difference would be massive savings and BETTER quality care with accountability both to users AND healthcare providers. The one entity that doesn’t deserve its 27-30% middleman share off the top are the health insurance companies that profit from either Obamacare or the status quo. Either way, they win and we lose.

But let’s not get all confused with reality.

I have been a long time follower of Single Payer Action. Russel’s latest piece describes what happens to those who are forced into the Obamacare rip-off:

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Repeal and Replace: General Dynamics Obamacare and Single Payer

Out of the facts grows the law.

Let’s look at my facts.

Paying $7,000 a year in premiums for health insurance, family of three for a $10,000 deductible and out of pocket.

But on January 1, 2014 the premiums will double to $14,000.

That’s the equivalent of a cancellation notice.

Go to healthcare.gov and see what they have.

Only one insurance company on the exchange in West Virginia where I live.

Highmark.

But can’t get on healthcare.gov for two weeks.

Reach out to an insurance agent.

He says that given my income, I should be due a subsidy.

We wait a week and he gets on.

He and his staffers lead us through the application.

It takes 90 minutes.

But we make it through the end.

And then, up pops a letter saying that our subsidy will be –

Zero dollars. $0.

The agent says that’s wrong. It’s one of the “glitches.”

A couple days later he says that I have to call a number and tell them about the glitch and they’ll be able to tell me what my subsidy is.

And fix the glitch.

I call the number.

The woman looks up my application. She looks at my income information. My social security number.

And she says — I know that on the web site it says that you call us and you can appeal the subsidy determination, but that’s wrong. We can’t do that.

You actually have to fill out a form, she says. And mail it in.

I ask her — what’s your name?

She gives me her name.

Who do you work for?

And she says she works for healthcare.gov.

I ask her — you mean you get your check from the U.S. Treasury?

No, she says.

Where do you get your check?

She puts me on hold.

She comes back and says — General Dynamics Information Systems.

Okay, so now a defense contractor is looking at my personal information.

I tell my agent that General Dynamics says that I have to print out a form and mail it in.

My agent says — no. We have another fix.

Cancel the application and start again?

No, the agent says, there is no way to cancel an application once you file it.

We’ll just re-apply with your wife as the applicant.

Okay. We make an appointment with the agent to go through the process again. We set aside 90 minutes during the middle of the work day.

We call my agent last week.

Uh, we can’t get into healthcare.gov.

Time is running out, what will we do if we can’t get on in time?

File a hard copy of the application?

Of course, we are not alone.

Obamacare is crumbling around us as we speak.

And even if it worked as efficiently as Amazon, it would be a nightmare.

Because complexity is baked into Obamacare.

And complexity leads to increased costs.

And insurance companies are baked into Obamacare.

And insurance companies lead to increased costs.

Simplicity is baked into single payer.

And simplicity leads to lowered costs.

“The Affordable Care Act is an irreparably flawed model of financing health care, and no amount of patching is going to fix it,” Don McCanne of Physicians for a National Health Program wrote yesterday. “It is and always will be an unstable, expensive and inequitable model of financing health care.”

“You know what is stable?” McCanne asked.  “Medicare. And it is less expensive and more equitable. Yes, it needs continual oversight and refinements, but it has the support of the public. If it were our only health care financing program, in an improved single payer version, virtually all of us would be demanding to keep the insurance that we would then have — an Improved Medicare for All.”

Repeal Obamacare.

Replace with single payer.

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The Grand Bargain IS Paulsterity

 

I have warned you multiple times about Paulsterity. I told you that it didn’t matter whether or not it was Ron Paul or Paul Ryan’s plan, or whether or not the liar-in-chief, Obama, wins another term, Austerity is coming. I have warned you that it doesn’t matter which of the two complicit duopolistic parties win, the end result will be hurting poor folks at the expense of the rich getting richer (why do you think they give all this money to the elections in the first place: because they “love America”?).

Morons.

They give all that money because they want something in return. They want to control the money (and control it right into their own pockets). They will do so by attacking the social network while NOW is the time to keep their greedy fingers off of it. Now, the worst financial situation this country has ever found herself in is a result of privatization which simply makes those who can afford to buy even richer at your expense.

I mentioned a friend’s unwavering dedication to Romney and the Republicans, mainly because he thinks Obama is a communist and Romney is a Capitalist (indicating that he would be better than Obama). I insisted that on the issues that matter, disregarding the propaganda of Rush Limbaugh (he did use him as an example), they are the same, and that they are both bad for this country.

In a passing comment about Romney vs Obama, I wrote:

As for preferring Romney over Obama… one is just as evil as the other. Both are corrupt, as are both parties. Both serve Israel’s interests (Romney will probably be much worse than Obama, as a matter of fact).

To me, my concern isn’t about which person or party wins, for we all lose with either one.

He countered:

Sorry B’Man, can’t agree with much of what you say below. Your belief that Romney and Obama are the same is simply wrong, and I’m very sad that you think this way. Obama is a communist, plain and simple, and his communist roots and education are plain for all to see. Romney is a successful capitalist and a decent man. Are saying communism is morally equal to capitalism? If so, you couldn’t be more wrong and I would hardly know where to start in convincing you otherwise. How about this: Do you want this country to look like Cuba, Russia, or China?

You see, he immediately went for at least one of the Seventeen Techniques For Truth Suppression.

I had to explain, again, that the system is corrupt (I used the word “evil”) and had to bring out my tired old motto:

My motto is “Ne’er an R or D Again”.

The two party paradigm has grabbed you. I am sorry that you don’t understand what I’m saying. You have lived much longer than I and surely have experienced the ping pong effect. One election year is the lesser of two evils. The next election year, it is the other lesser of two evils. I assume you understand evil. Evil is evil. Period.

The debates are controlled by those two parties. Big Money controls both parties. It is obvious simply by following where they put their money in each election cycle (Opensecrets.org).

Obama is evil. Romney is evil. The system is evil.

And this is the mindset that keeps us in bondage to Big Money. An undying allegiance to one of the two dominating evil parties. A lack of discernment, both politically and spiritually. A trust in one’s favorite “lesser of two evils” and the total abandonment of sanity and/or clear thinking. A purposeful dedication to an evil, corrupt system that is blatantly obvious to any open-minded, sane person.

DCDave sent me a link this morning to The Activist Post (I have been a long time subscriber to their site and must have forgotten this comparison of the two evil, lying characters running for POTUS. They write that there are “40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate‘:

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus” packages.

3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act.

21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary rendition”.

25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda of the global elite.

26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

28. Neither candidate has any military experience. This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as long as the entire globe goes along with it.

32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers. Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many. In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

35. They both believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into law.

38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.

I am not saying that I agree with every point (for instance, I don’t see number 12 being correct… neither want “universal healthcare”, what they want is to privatize the system and continue feeding the beast that is draining the system, Health Insurance… NOT the same thing. Nor is ObamaCare “universal healthcare”… #13). But, by and large, most are an accurate comparison.

It truly boils down to Big Money and austerity measures to keep afloat the very ones that have wrecked our economy, at YOUR and my (and our children for generations to come) expense. They truly desire to create a third world country where the few ultra-rich dominate the millions of us poor folk.

A vote for Romney is a vote for Paulsterity (Paul Ryan’s Plan).

A vote for Obama is also Paulsterity (or the Great Bargain).

The insanity (or stupid allegiance, whatever) to continuing the support of either “Party” or the bought and paid for candidates that the bogus media has brainwashed you with, is not only horrific for me and my family, but it is equally bad for your family. Its time you get your heads out of your butts and see what’s going on.

One could simply not vote (and if enough were to stay away, in protest, perhaps it would send a message). But there is another way, if enough people got on board, and that is to vote for ANYONE else that is unassociated with an R or D (reTHUGlican or demoRAT).

A poster promoting the virtues of austerity. But who really benefits? Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

 

There are some third party or independent candidates running, personally, I am voting for Merlin Miller (will write him in, if he is not on the ballot). At least he is not afraid to call out the best reason we are falling apart as a country.

At least then, we would easily be able to see the obvious election manipulation that will permeate the corrupt voting machines as Dr Paul Craig Roberts highlights in today’s post at his site.

You will finally recognize that next year, when they cut your Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicare/Medicaid… when you see the poor people begin to starve and/or get sick and die because you didn’t have the sense or discernment to see what is obviously coming… when you will be the one that suffers burdens to take care of your elderly mother, because they are taking away the safety net that all of us poor rednecks have piad for all of our lives… when they complete the cycle of theft, by taking your savings because there is no interest paid on the meager money you do have left… when the final condition will be them taking your home because you cannot afford the taxes…

THEN and only then will the brain-dead, political sycophantic fools FINALLY realize that dumb ole redneck, B’Man, warned you to the best of his ability.

But then it will be too late.

Morons.

h/t DCDave, The Real News, Paul Craig Roberts, and Activist Post

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We Must Collapse The Current For-Profit Healthcare System And Replace It With Single Payer

I have been writing about a “Not-for-profit” healthcare system (a single payer system) for years. I have shown many countries that have such systems. I have shown that they live longer, have a better quality of life, don’t go bankrupt over medical issues, have fewer dead babies, and actually see the doctors more, but are much more healthy, while spending a fraction per individual than Americans do. How can we be so stupid? How can we NOT want what these other countries (we are somewhere around Number 45 in healthcare in the world… we were once Number 2 or 3) have for their citizens?

My guess is that the answer is that most of us are too stupid to understand what I am writing about. You fall for the two party lies. You fall for the MSM’s lies. You actually like and want corporations dominating you and your life. In other words, as much as Dr. Robert S. Dotson seems to indicate that the problem is the 545 elected congress maniacs, in all actuality the problem is us. Until the current system collapses (and it will, just how long it will take is the question) his recommendations are pertinent:

In a perfect world, it is my opinion that we should have some form of single payer healthcare system and divorce ourselves from corporate medicine. In my opinion, this will not happen without the complete collapse of the present system. Since that is unlikely to occur before more seasons of national election fraud are imposed on us, a few “in-the-meantime” suggestions follow:

Avoid contact with the existing health care system as far as possible. Yes, emergencies arise that require the help of physicians, but by and large one can learn to care for one’s own minor issues. Though it is flawed, the internet has been an information leveler for the masses and permits each person to be his or her own physician to a large degree. Take advantage of it! Educate yourself about your own body and learn to fuel and maintain it as you would an expensive auto or a pet poodle. One does not need a medical degree to:

1. avoid excessive use of tobacco or alcohol or, for that matter, caffeine;
2. avoid poisons like fluoride, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, and addictive drugs (legal or illicit);
3. avoid unnecessary and potentially lethal imaging studies (TSA’s radiation pornbooths, excessive mammography, repetitive CT scans – exposure to all significantly increases cancer risk);
4. avoid excessive cell phone use and exposure to other forms of EMR pollution where possible (the NSA is recording everything you say and text anyway);
5. avoid daily fast food use and abuse (remember: pink slime and silicone) ;
6. avoid untested GM foods (do you really want to become “Roundup Ready?”):
7. avoid most vaccinations and pharmaceutical agents promoted by the establishment;
8. avoid risky behaviors (and, we do not need a bunch of Nanny State bureaucrats to define and police these);
9. exercise moderately;
10. get plenty of sleep;
11. drink plenty of good quality water (buy a decent water filter to remove fluoride, chloride, and heavy metals);
12. wear protective gear at work and play where appropriate (helmets, eye-shields, knee and elbow pads, etc.):
13. seek out locally-grown, whole, organic foods and support your local food producers;
14. take appropriate nutritional supplements (multi-vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3);
15. switch off the TV and the mainstream media it represents;
16. educate yourself while you can;

And, lastly…

17. QUESTION AUTHORITY!

We, if we had any sense, whatsoever, would have learned the truth and done away with both faux parties and took the bull by the horns to eliminate the health insurance stranglehold over us (and those corrupt politicians who made it possible that these companies take you for everything you have). And maybe the answer is to address it at the state level, like Maryland seems to be doing.

The following series of videos presents one of the better descriptions of how a single payer system would work, how it would be paid for and how much money would be saved, how it would serve far better healthcare, longer lives, better quality of life, fewer dead babies (and an improvement in every other metric I can think of):

Also, the entire series with transcripts can be seen at the RealNews Network.

Of course, you might want to save 25% over what you pay right now?

Naaa.

h/t Paul Craig Roberts

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The Video Rebel Gets Close To A Solution, Then Mimics Lamar Alexander

I have been following the Video Rebel since the inception of the blog. They do some very good work, altho they also fell for the ‘Ron Paul for God’ meme floating around the blogosphere. I called him out on the Ron Paul Plan To Restore America, suggesting that Paul’s stump rhetoric does not match his written plan. Maybe he doesn’t like the word PaulTard. I dunno.

Like most all the other “alternative” sites, this went over like a lead balloon (it amazes me how emotionally invested these people get in their favorite candidate of the two parties). No matter how much people like Video Rebel and others suggest Paul is “Independent”, Paul’s own words betray such a trust and makes these people look like lemmings unable to think thru another two-party dog and pony mindmuck.

Nevertheless, VR has written two blog posts recently that grabbed my attention. I try to comment, but he has banned me from his blog (ole B’Man must be really scary, a total dickhead, or I say shit that goes against their ideology, causing these stalwart defenders of liberty and freedom to squash any liberty or freedom for me to share with them). That is very telling. In the two posts, VR has a solution for the financial woes and in my estimation, they look as if they could work (nothing being done now is correcting any of the problems) and so I commend him for his ideas and presentation.

For instance, an interest free money… taking the trillions stolen by bankers back… debt cancellation… abolish income taxes…. etc (many very good ideas)…

However, like most Socialist Hunters (kinda like a Vampire Hunter), VR takes the same tact that my TN Senator takes and that is to continue the Health Insurance Companies’ stranglehold over healthcare. They think they offer a solution (well, I am giving VR the benefit of the doubt, cause Alexander doesn’t give a shit about anything except protecting the health insurance companies). In Alexander’s latest Newsletter he says:

The Supreme Court may have failed to declare the entire health-care law unconstitutional, but it is still an historic mistake that expanded a health-care system we already knew we couldn’t afford. Congress should repeal the law and then proceed step by step to reduce the cost of health care so more Americans can afford to buy insurance.

Health Insurance does not equal Health Care. No matter how twisted the thought is in the minds of all these people, health insurance is NOT health care. To continue to allow these entities to siphon off their 35% off the top and add ZERO value to do it, is stupid. But its not that they just don’t add value, they detract from the overall care. It shows that some people (like VR) are not thinking this through. But then again, look at the comment policy I have here compared to how many people treat me over the Paul issue on their blogs. There is openness and then there is a close-mindedness among many of these people, especially when it comes to their favorite Demublican politician.

His failure is that he doesn’t identify WHY prices are so high and wants to allow the very entities that cause it to still dictate pricing and acceptance/denial. Just like his using someone from within the two corrupt parties as a lamppost to guide us out of our woes, VR also wants to use the very same criminally corrupt insurance agencies to continue their scheme.

You can read Part1 and Part 2 of Video Rebel’s essay at the links below:

Eddie Reborn Into A World With Debt Cancellation

What Real Debt Cancellation Combined With Pension And Health Care Reform Looks Like Part II

Working John, Working Joe

When I was a young man (as all good tales begin)
I was taught to hold out my hand
And for my pay I worked an honest day
And took what pittance I could win
Now I’m a working John and I’m a working Joe
And I’m doing what I know
For God and the Economy
Big brother watches over me
And the state protects and feeds me
And my conscience never leaves me
And I’m loyal to the unions
Who protect me at all levels

And as I grew, the winds of fortune blew
And the bank smiled down upon me
And mortgaged to the hilt I threw
The breeze of caution behind me
Now I’m a working John and I’m a working Joe
And I’m good at what I know
And God and the Economy
Have blessed me with equality
Now I’m equal to the best of you
And better than the rest of you
Who would criticise my success
In times of national unrest

Now I own my horseless carriage
In it’s central-heated garage
And I commute eighty miles a day —
Up at seven to make it pay
I direct ten limited companies
With seeming consummate expertise
Two ulcers and a heart disease
A trembling feeling in both knees —
I’m a working John and I’m a working Joe

BTW, VR, I won’t ban you from commenting here. You see, here, I am looking for dialogue (and not necessarily someone to agree).

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B’Man’s Rants: What Can Be Done To Fix The Country I Love?

Not Necessarily In Any Particular Order:

Conduct an immediate, independent investigation of 911 (all facets leading up to and after the event). Any and all conspirators and their operatives should be summarily executed upon any finding of guilt (for this would be obvious treason). Any person or organization found to have lied, misrepresented, or hid facts revolving what happened on that fateful day should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law (members of the 911 Commission, Zelikow, Bush Admin officials, etc)

“Think Tanks” and other Elitist organizations with obvious blood lust as their mantra should be dismantled and those people held to scrutiny of truth by the American public. No think tank (nor its Zionist operatives,) should be allowed to organize and write battle plans for any military endeavor. No organization or persons should be allowed to blatantly lie about rationale to invade innocent lands and those who did should be prosecuted and held responsible for those lies.

End the “War on Drugs” immediately

End The Empire immediately

End all of wars – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya… and all proxy wars, coup attempts, and assassinations

Eliminate all off shore military (Empire) bases and bring each and every military personnel home

Eliminate all over-seas money (especially to Israel)

Allow all “Too-Big-To-Fail” banks/corporations to fail like the rest of us when we over-extend or bet away our security.

Abolish Corporate person-hood.

Never vote for a Republican or Democrat (nor any defectors from these parties when we clean house)

Re-balance the power structure of the US Government (Executive power has been increased to dictatorial levels, but to the demise of the congressional power. There should be no presidential “signing statements”. )

Enact campaign finance laws taking corporate money out of elections (heavily scrutinize and hold accountable donations sent to congress people who cater to the whims of that industry: ie; Marsha Blackburn’s heavy telecom money influences her votes regarding legislature that affects them).

Have Term Limits and use a proportional voting system (shorten Senator terms to 4 years and increase Congressional seats to 4)

Minimize congressional pay, retirement and medical benefits (none of these millionaires have done anything to deserve these huge benefits and payouts for the rest of their lives). This should be an honor to serve and no enriching, lifelong career move.

Disallow wives and family members from active participation in congressional matters (example: Max Baucus’ wife). Obvious conflict of interest.

Disallow insider trading of Congressmen (the Congress has 50 times more millionaires than regular citizens, per capita). These people can get inside information and buy/sell stocks. For you or I, this is illegal. For them, its enriching.

Stop the revolving doors of industry/government. Want to know why regulators don’t regulate? Their next employer (the one they are supposed to watch) won’t like it. Look no further than this devil to see why there needs to be no revolving doors (he is responsible for the Patriot Act, much of the Homeland Security apparatus, and untold other secret initiatives AND is an Israeli dual citizen… see next point).

Do not allow dual citizenship personnel to be in our government (there is but one allegiance to as an elected official in America and that is to AMERICA, not Israel, nor any OTHER country). Frankly, as opposed to the Senators who don’t even question such things, I don’t trust anyone who shows allegiance to two different masters. For such devotees can only hate one and love the other or be devoted to one and despise the other (Matt 6:24). They certainly cannot be trusted. Period.

Stop all foreign campaign finance and strongarming by lobbying groups whose allegiance is to another country (AIPAC, as an example). What a Zionist wants for America is NOT what is BEST for America, but is BEST for Israel and their world take-over agenda.

Mandatory disclosure of ALL personal information when running for elected office with exclusion and/or prosecution for those who refuse (never allow a dead beat draft dodger or Kenyan with a Connecticut birth certificate… having never actually lived in Connecticut… become leaders of this country).

Audit the FED… hold the thieves accountable… Close the Fed… enact a viable financial system where the government issues currency backed by precious metals (never allow a fiat currency in this country again)

Eliminate the IRS.

Eliminate personal and corporate income tax.

Eliminate the estate (death) tax.

Abolish Obama Care… implement Single Payer, Not-For-Profit healthcare. (Get the middle man insurance companies out of it.)

Immediately reduce Federal spending by 25%, minimum

Eliminate hundreds of unnecessary Federal agencies, including the FDA, Education, Dept of Agriculture, etc (not to mention all the pork and hidden payouts found deep inside bills)

Abolish the Department of Homeland Security and its entire apparatus (especially the TSA)

Repeal the Patriot Act

Prosecute, imprison or execute the ones (including George W Bush) who are responsible for torture to be conducted in our names. Prosecute and imprison any and all presidents who do not hold these murderers accountable, including Barack Obama. Obama, himself, should be held accountable for the murder of American citizens without a trial.

Balance the Budget

Secure our borders, pursue a sane immigration policy

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Where In The World Is Universal Healthcare? France

We were supposed to take BuelahGirl to the doctor for a check-up related to a busted ear drum which was the result of ear tubes being placed in her ear canals as a means of minimizing ear infections and related sickness. Of course, at the time she had that surgery, I had a good job and good insurance (but was still out several thousands of dollars). Such is the idea of “good insurance” in America.

Since, however, I was laid off (along with the other sales people) from the company, even tho it was my efforts that was keeping them afloat and subsequently, they have made money off of my endeavors, without me being compensated, nor paid the money that I had on the books (in others words, they used me and kept the money I made them). Such is a “good job” in America.

After being ripped off, we used all of our savings and cashed out what little retirement I had accumulated and have been barely getting by on the meager unemployment compensation. But, we were able to qualify my daughter for TennCare, which is supposed to be a life saver for people put into my predicament. The problem is that almost all the doctors we were using refuse to accept Tenncare and now we find ourselves searching for a doctor that will, even though it was the previous doctor’s operation that CAUSED this problem in the first place. Again, such is “good healthcare” in America.

But let me show you what good healthcare actually is by pointing to the world’s Number 1 country… those stinky under-armed French.

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 The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks the French health care system as the best in the world. The U.S. system ranks 37th. The complex details of the procedures used to determine these rankings are available on the WHO website. The WHO has hundreds of rankings on health related topics as specific as beer consumption by country. The U.S. fails to distinguish itself favorably in any of them.

Read all of that Rag Blog article to get a taste for how poorly we add up to France and then come here and tell me how we are Number 1. But let me share a quick synopsis:

  • France spends $3,300 per capita, while we pay $6,400.
  • Infant mortality in France is 3.9 per 1,000 live births, we are 7.0 per 1,000.
  • Deaths from respiratory disease in France is 31.2 per 100,000, we are 61.5 per 100,000.
  • Deaths preventable with good healthcare (amenable mortality) in France is number 1 of 19 industrialized countries, we are last.
  • 65% of the French are satisfied with their healthcare, but only 40% in America are happy (and I would bet it is far lower than that).
  • The French have Universal coverage, yet we have 15.4% that are not covered at all (and twice that many are UNDERinsured).
  • French insurance companies MUST offer “guaranteed renewability”, so you can’t be dropped due to illness. Here, let me laugh.
  • Doctors are paid far less in France, but have no student loans to pay back as we have.
  • French doctors are mandated to provide preventative care, here, as my doctor recently told me, she only practices AFTER one is sick.
  • French people can go to any doctor they like, even specialists (without referral) and experience no long waits. But here, I have the exact opposite experience.
  • France, like us, has new mandatory “Co-Pays”, but a doctor’s visit is roughly $1.42 out of the individual’s pocket… $.71 for a prescription… and a whopping $24/day for a hospital stay. what did you pay in co-pays lately?
  • Because the French take care of their citizens so well, especially early on, they live longer and have far better lives.

Yes, those filthy French are horrible, aren’t they? They pay far less than us, but have far superior health and lives. Unlike us and our crazy-assed Ayn Rand wannabes who make policy decisions based simply upon self and as much money as can possibly be made, they actually care for each other over there and are willing to help those (the poor) who can’t afford it by taxes and guaranteeing universal healthcare for everyone. Here, in the Greatest Nation In The World (trademark), however, we are so stupid to realize that our system is nothing more than a corrupt money gobbling system intent on as much profit from every avenue they can find a penny to squeeze it from.

And we continue to fall from our self-perceived perch of grandiosity.

We are truly the stupidest people on the face of the planet for allowing it.

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If Liz Were Queen, We Would Undermine The Entire Process

I read at a place called “If Liz Were Queen“. Nice blog, especially when it comes to the health care/health insurance issues/debate/giveaway. She explains why the Tea Partiers Are Clueless To What Is Really Wrong With The Health Care Legislation:

WHAT IS REALLY WRONG WITH THIS BILL?

IT FORCES 50 MILLION AMERICANS TO BUY AN INSURANCE PRODUCT FROM KNOWN CROOKS!

IT IS NOT “SOCIALIZED” MEDICINE. These people are just repeating what the Republican leadership have told them to say–people like Chuck Grassley who have done nothing but lie about the content of the bill.

IT IS WALL STREET CORPORATE PREDATOR MEDICINE.

IT HAS NO SAFEGUARD OF ANOTHER CHOICE, ANOTHER PLACE OTHER THAN WALL STREET FOR AMERICANS TO GO TO PURCHASE THEIR INSURANCE.  IT HAS NO PUBLIC OPTION.

IT IS NOT A “GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER” YOU FOOLS!  IT IS JUST ANOTHER WALL STREET TAKEOVER.

Her Highness provided a youtube clip of a young student as he interviews various partiers and gets their incoherent and erroneous responses.

Doesn’t that just say it all? Is it just me, but wouldn’t it make just a bit more sense if these people actually knew what they hell they were protesting? And let me just say right here and now, if you have the audacity to wear a GW Bush hat after those 8 years, you are totally beyond any hope. Its like a Bush bumper sticker on your car: surely you are so embarrassed by your two votes that put that imbecile (and his evil handler, Dick) in office, that you long ago scraped that off (even if the paint or the bumper, itself, had to go).

If this is what it means to be in a Tea party, ya’ll can have it.

Her Highness also points out that the Republicans May Have The Tables Turned On Them Over Health Care In November:

For certain it will be the Republicans from poor areas who don’t endorse the health care bill who will suffer the most.

Yep that’s how it’s shaping up.  Many of the Republicans who long touted that  the Democrats will lose the House and the Senate if they vote for health care reform look like they could lose out in November if they vote against the health care bill.

Virginia Foxx, a Republican Congresswoman from the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina might be ammong the Republican casualties in November…

Wouldn’t that be great, except that it could get much, MUCH better than putting Corporately owned and controlled Democrats such as Dennis Kucinich back in the office where they, like the Senate’s Bernie Sanders, can simply back off from principle and promises because standing for what is right might “Undermine The Entire Process“. Well, duh, you damned old fool. That is exactly what needs to be done. Disrupt the giveaway and make the system right. So, with this kowtowing remark, we lost the only seemingly sensible Senator we had.

They ALL suck.

Let us acknowledge that and get rid of every damned one of them next election cycle.

Simply do NOT vote another incumbent and ignore the two parties. For even the “Independent” Bernie Sanders has no spine after being in for so long.

They ALL must go.

If Democrats really get serious about real health care reform as Harry Reid has promised and pass the public option in the next couple of months, it’s all over for the Republicans in November.

The Democratic health  care reform would have the full support of 82% of the American people.

The Republican liars like Ghuck Grassley with his lies about “death panels” and other Republican poliiticians with their lies about the bill supporting abortion could very well be toast.

But if the Democrats are not careful and do not support a strong public option they can lose as well–not to Republicans, but to independents.  More and more Americans are beginning to get the ties of Congress–both Republicans and Democrats–to Wall Street.  We are not so dumb that we don’t get the connection between 50 million forced Wall Street Health Insurance customers and the stock portfolios of the 263 multimillionaires in Congress.