Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine


From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine.

It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

Back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.

There are many ways in which our government has invaded the precincts of private citizens, method of earning a living; our government is in business to the extent of owning more than 19,000 businesses covering 47 different lines of activity. This amounts to a fifth of the total industrial capacity of the United States.

But at the moment I would like to talk about another way because this threat is with us, and at the moment, is more imminent.

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.

Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We had an example of this. Under the Truman administration it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this.

So with the American people on record as not wanting socialized medicine, Congressman Ferrand introduced the Ferrand bill. This was the idea that all people of Social Security age, should be brought under a program of compulsory health insurance. Now this would not only be our senior citizens, this would be the dependents and those that are disabled, this would be young people if they are dependents of someone eligible for social security.

Now , Congressman Ferrand, brought the program out on that idea out , on just for that particular group of people. But Congressman Ferrand was subscribing to this foot-in-the door philosophy, because he said, “If we can only break through and get our foot inside the door, then we can expand the program after that.

Walter Ruther said, “It’s no secret that the United Automobile Workers is officially on record of backing a program of national health insurance. And by national health insurance, he meant socialized medicine for every American.

Well, let us see what the socialists themselves have to say about it. They say once the Ferrand bill is passed this nation will be provided with a mechanism for socialized medicine capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it includes the entire population. Now we can’t say we haven’t been warned.

Now Congressman Ferrand is no longer a Congressman of the United States government. He has been replaced, not in his particular assignment, but in his backing of such a bill by Congressman King of California. It is presented in the idea of a great emergency that millions of our senior citizens are unable to provide needed medical care. But this ignores that fact that in the last decade, 127 million of our citizens, in just 10 years, have come under the protection of some form of privately owned medical or hospital insurance.

Now the advocates of this bill when you try to oppose it challenge you on an emotional basis. They say, "What would you do? Throw these poor people out to die with no medical attention?”

That’s ridiculous and of course no one is advocating it. As a matter of fact, in the last session of Congress a bill was adopted known as the Kerr/Mills bill. Now without even allowing this bill to be tried to see if it works, they have introduced this King bill, which is really the Ferrand bill.

What is the Kerr/Mills bill? It is a frank recognition of the medical need or problem of the senior citizens I have mentioned and it has provided from the federal government, money to the states and the local communities that can be used at the discretion of the state to help those people who need it.

Now what reason could the other people have for backing a bill which says we insist on compulsory health insurance for senior citizens on a basis of age alone regardless of whether they are worth millions of dollars, whether they have an income, whether they are protected by their own insurance, whether they have savings.

I think we can be excused for believing that as ex-congressman Ferrand said, this was simply an excuse to bring about what they wanted all the time -- socialized medicine.

James Madison in 1788 speaking to the Virginia convention said, “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

They want to attach this bill to Social Security and they say here is a great insurance program; now instituted, now working.

Let’s take a look at Social Security itself. Again, very few of us disagree with the original premise that there should be some form of savings that would keep destitution from following unemployment by reason of death, disability or old age. And to this end, Social Security was adopted, but it was never intended to supplant private savings, private insurance, pension programs of unions and industries.

Now in our country under our free-enterprise system we have seen medicine reach the greatest heights that it has in any country in the world. Today, the relationship between patient and doctor in this country is something to be envied any place. The privacy, the care that is given to a person, the right to chose a doctor, the right to go from one doctor to the other.

But let’s also look from the other side. The freedom the doctor uses. A doctor would be reluctant to say this. Well, like you, I am only a patient, so I can say it in his behalf. The doctor begins to lose freedoms, it’s like telling a lie. One leads to another. First you decide the doctor can have so many patients. They are equally divided among the various doctors by the government, but then the doctors are equally divided geographically, so a doctor decides he wants to practice in one town and the government has to say to him he can’t live in that town, they already have enough doctors. You have to go some place else. And from here it is only a short step to dictating where he will go.

This is a freedom that I wonder if any of us has a right to take from any human being. I know how I’d feel if you my fellow citizens, decided that to be an actor I had to be a government employee and work in a national theater. Take it into your own occupation or that of your husband. All of us can see what happens once you establish the precedent that the government can determine a man’s working place and his working methods, determine his employment. From here it's a short step to all the rest of socialism, to determining his pay and pretty soon your son won’t decide when he’s in school where he will go or what he will do for a living. He will wait for the government to tell him where he will go to work and what he will do.

In this country of ours, took place the greatest revolution that has ever taken place in the world’s history; the only true revolution. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another. But here, for the first time in all the thousands of years of man’s relations to man, a little group of men, the founding fathers, for the first time, established the idea that you and I had within ourselves the God given right and ability to determine our own destiny. This freedom was built into our government with safeguards. We talk democracy today, and strangely, we let democracy begin to assume the aspect of majority rule is all that is needed. The “majority rule” is a fine aspect of democracy provided there are guarantees written in to our government concerning the rights of the individual and of the minorities.

What can we do about this? Well, you and I can do a great deal. We can write to our congressmen and to our senators. We can say right now that we want no further encroachment on these individual liberties and freedoms. And at the moment, the key issue is, we do not want socialized medicine.

In Washington today, 40 thousand letters, less than 100 per congressman are evidence of a trend in public thinking.

Representative Hallock of Indiana has said, “When the American people wants something from Congress, regardless of its political complexion, if they make their wants known, Congress does what the people want."

So write, and if this man writes back to you and tells you that he too is for free enterprise, that we have these great services and so forth, that must be performed by government, don’t let him get away with it.

Show that you have not been convinced. Write a letter right back and tell him that you believe government economy and fiscal responsibility, that you know governments don’t tax to get the money they need; governments will always find a need for the money they get and that you demand the continuation of our free enterprise system.

You and I can do this. The only way we can do it is by writing to our congressmen even we believe that he's on our side to begin with. Write to strengthen his hand. Give him the ability to stand before his colleagues in Congress and say that he has heard from my constituents and this is what they want. Write those letters now call your friends and them to write.

If you don’t, this program I promise you, will pass just as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow and behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country until one day as Normal Thomas said we will wake to find that we have socialism, and if you don’t do this and I don’t do this, one of these days we are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.

(Ronald Reagan had a crystal ball into the future. Reagan could have been talking about the disaster plan obama wants to force on America. Reagan could have been calling obama a socialist. Reagan knew if an obama type socialist health care plan was voted into law America will be telling our children what it was like when American men were free.) Story Reports

During the FRAUD'S summit obama's narcissism was on display. It is a mental illness that controls the imposter obama.

Dismissing facts as talking points and not answering or addressing the facts is how obama evaded questions he should have answered. The facts about the disaster obama is pushing on America don't matter to him. All obama wants to do is gain control of our freedom through his obamacare bill. During his walk back to the whitehouse I noticed he turned several times to just look at the camera a few hundred feet away. Obama was overly aware of the tv camera. He seemed to be bothered the tv camera was watching him walk with others of his inept group of advisors. Obama was overly concerned with his perception on camera. I realized then that this is what obama is all about. Obama is overly concerned about his perception on camera and ignores America's desire for him to stand down and cease and desist from pushing an unwanted obamacare fraud on America. He truly is a man/child as Rush calls him.

To me 2 things are obvious about obama. Story Reports

(1) He truly is an "affirmitive action" president. Obama is not capable of being a success as president. He seems to lack the mental capacity to grasp the task he is assigned to execute.

(2) He is a narcissist. His abilities don't match his perception of himself. Obama thinks he is successful because he thinks anything he does is successful. He cannot see his is a total failure and ignores any an all criticism of himself. The facts don't matter to obama. Only obama matters to obama.

Obama Uses Liberal Projection

Liberal projection is the liberal debating tactic where 'A' accuses their enemy 'B' of doing what 'A' is actually already doing. In politics, the classical example is accusing your opponent of a smear campaign while running one yourself.

Some examples of liberal projection include:

* Accusing conservatives of suppressing free speech, while censoring Conservative viewpoints.
* Claiming "freedom of religion" to oppress Christianity.
* Saying their opponents are moral degenerates while tolerating homosexuality.
* Acting as if conservative politicians are irredemably corrupt, while ignoring graft among liberal ones.
* Claiming conservatives are "closed minded" while promoting false scientific theories.

Etc Etc
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Obama: Yeah, I Kinda Lied About Health Care
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Obama Said:

The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.

(What a sick liar. No provisions were "snuck in".)

Shameless Liar: Actually Those Health Care Talks Really Were on CSPAN

Barack Obama can’t help himself. Today, in front of national cameras, the radical claimed that his hidden health care discussions were actually on CSPAN:

“The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of it actually was on C-SPAN because it was taking place in Congressional hearings in which you guys were participating. How many committees were that that helped to shape this bill? Countless hearings took place.”

(Obama is a sick liar. A man who believes his own lies.)

The most telling thing that narcissists do is contradict themselves. They will do this virtually in the same sentence, without even stopping to take a breath. It can be trivial or it can be serious. They will lie to you about things that you did together. They will misquote you to yourself. If you disagree with them, they’ll say you’re lying, making stuff up, or are crazy.

Lately obama has questioned those who question his citizenship.

He has said he is not a bolshevik or communist.

He admitted lying about some of the provisions of health care to republicans.

Obama is a sick man. A man who believes his own lies. Obama is a dangerous man. A man without a country. A traitor.

He knows what the American people think he really is.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

74 Central Falls High School teachers are on the gallos


Education Action Group Foundation

The nations schools should follow rhode island superintendent gallos example.

Gallo’s recent decision to push past teachers union obstruction and do what’s best for the district’s struggling high school students is a prime example of the bold actions needed to turn around the nation’s failing schools.

Gallo recommended firing all 74 Central Falls High School teachers after the local teachers union refused to sign off on long overdue reforms needed to save the chronically failing school, which has been on the state’s list of underperforming schools for seven years. Less than half of Central Falls High School’s students graduate and only seven percent are proficient in math, state data shows.

Gallo offered to pay teachers $30 an hour for some of the additional duties, and expected them to kick in a bit of their own time to improve instruction. Central Falls Teachers’ Union balked, then demanded $90 per hour for the extra work.

(The teachers union ignored Dr Gallos's warnings that she would take action if extra work was not done by the teachers to improve the students grades. The union ignored her warnings about under performance. So today Feb 24, 2010 letters of termination are being mailed out. Union pressure from around the country is being focused on the "gallos" that have been erected to remove the "bad apple" teachers.

Obama type thugs will try to reverse Dr Gallos decision. It was the correct decision. This type of collective is similar to the collective mindset of the current democrate majority. The mindset is we will do what we want and don't care what you think. It seems poor teacher performance is on par with the obama administration's performance.

America is getting ready to fire obama in Nov 2010. Dr Gallos has fired the bad apple teachers today. I agree.) Story Reports

We believe the situation in Central Falls is a perfect example of the “me first” teachers union mentality plaguing school districts across the country. Affiliates of the nation’s two largest teachers unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, have long opposed virtually any reforms that bring accountability to the classroom, or affect the union’s bottom line.

We are applauding Gallo’s efforts with the billboard above. It should be on display in downtown Central Falls by the end of the week.

We trust her courageous actions will be supported by the state’s education leaders, who charged her with turning the school around. Hopefully, Gallo’s work in Central Falls will serve as a catalyst for other schools to stand up for their students.

It is about time somebody did.

Superintendent Gallo’s actions are tough but necessary. The entitlement mentality and the notion that teachers unions have the right to obstruct critical reforms that will benefit children has got to come to end. Hopefully Gallo’s brave stand will serve as a flash point for other underperforming schools across America.

Virtually every other sector of the economy is being asked to step up, pitch in and help our country through these difficult times. To have a teachers union with its hand out – and penalizing children on top of it – is particularly insulting.

Hopefully Gallo’s actions serve as a shot across the bow of every teachers union that is putting its interests ahead of the children they purport to serve.

Education Action Group Foundation

(The union represented all the teachers. I'm sure not every teachers was a bad apple. The bad apples must include the teachers union. Its all or nothing with this union. The bad apples that were mixed in with the other apples resulted in ALL THE APPLES BEING THROWN OUT. This union representing the teachers works like the federal government. The federal government works on the assumption of a collective and not the individual. This is why obama supports and inforces the collective decision of unions. The collective form of government is communism. Obama represents a bad apple community organizer lecturer who is a union president that represents the collective.) Story Reports

The ONE as obama has been called is the ONE BAD APPLE THAT SPOILS THE BUNCH!

What Does Black Gold And NASA Have In Common?


“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. “
~Abraham Lincoln


What Does Black Gold And NASA Have In Common?

Black gold or oil, $2.6 billion in tax incentives to oil and gas companies will be killed in obama budget. These tax incentives produce jobs and incourage the exploration for oil. Obama's purpose is to destroy the US economy so this is just another area of the economy obama can kill.

Most of that will hit local Houston companies, hitting a range of the business from drilling costs to well depletion, even repealing an oil and gas research program in favor of new energy research.

Not only does obama help destroy local business but he is hell bent on drivng the national economy into the ground through "green jobs" that are a farce.

Locally I hear ads for solar power. I decided to check out the large company. To produce 4 kwh power through solar it would cost me $26,000 with government rebates. Because my house is not facing south the solar power would not produce 4 kwh peak. The cost of solar power is not what obama would have you believe. America needs oil/gas and nuclear power.

Windmills and solar power are not cost effective. Obama knows this. Obama wants to push these so called alternative sources of power and promote the hoax that they are the answer to the "blobal warming HOAX.

In the mean time obama is destroying the US economy and promotes a HOAX.

This is what communists do. Spread the wealth around. Obama is trying to kill the oil and gas industry and spread the wealth around to his communist buddies in the radical communist environmental movement.

When obama was elected he was like "black gold" to some people. Today the value of obama "black gold" has fallen to ZERO.

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Obama's budget proposal will contain no funding for the Constellation program, which was to send astronauts to the moon by 2020. Instead, NASA will be focused on terrestrial science, such as monitoring global warming.

This is why "black gold" is worthless. This is what obama was quoted as saying during his campaign to become the first elected HOAX president.

"I grew up on Star Trek," Obama said. "I believe in the final frontier."

But obama said he does not agree with the way the space program is now being run and thinks funding should be trimmed until the mission is clearer.

"NASA has lost focus and is no longer associated with inspiration," he said. "I don't think our kids are watching the space shuttle launches. It used to be a remarkable thing. It doesn't even pass for news anymore."

(Notice how obama is running down a real government agency that has produced real results. Obama hasn't produced anything but empty words from his teleprompter. This quote could have been about himself. Obama is not remarkable as a person except being a remarkable failure as president. He produces only outlines of ideas that are blueprints for failure. Everyday his empty propaganda doesn't pass for news anymore. The state run liberal media parrots obama's telepromter notes and many people believe the lies.) Story Reports

Obama is reportedly going to flatline NASA's budget when he releases his annual spending plan on Monday, effectively grounding the agency's Constellation program, which oversees human spaceflight.

The program needs about $3 billion in additional funding annually for the next five years to keep the International Space Station supplied and to create a new generation of spacecraft, according to a commission the president appointed last year.

Instead NASA will outsource space flight to other governments -- such as the Russians -- and private companies.

(Remember obama is a communist so why wouldn't he help his fellow communists?)

"It's going to be a huge negative impact on the economy, particularly aerospace," said Bret Silcox, associate director with the National Space Society, a leading space advocacy group.

The lack of funding is likely to hurt most in Florida, where three space shuttles would be retired, resulting in the loss of anywhere from 2,000 to 7,000 jobs, Silcox told FoxNews.com.

2 to 7,000 jobs are going to be axed. This is obama's way to "stimulate" the economy.

(NASA needs just 3 billion to continue their production of a great idea. Obama's budget is 3 trillion. This is in your face evidence obama is a successful failure. He is successful in destroying local jobs and driving the US economy into the ground through excessive spending. Instead of funding NASA, a government agency that actually produces something, he cuts NASA's budget and directs NASA to research the global warming HOAX. A prefect way to help spread the wealth around doing useless community organizing of statistics that are meaningless. Global warming is a HOAX that obama wants to use to regulate and tax Americans using the EPA.) Story Reports

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, a member of the Science and Technology Committee whose district includes many NASA employees, said the proposal to cancel the Constellation program has broader implications than the planned return to the moon.

"Eliminating this vision for America's manned space program will put us even further behind in our plans to replace the Space Shuttle at a time when other nations are already challenging our preeminence in space," he said.

"Killing the Constellation program now would waste billions of dollars we have already invested and leave American astronauts dependent on the Russian space program for transportation to and from the International Space Station," he said.

(Obama knows how to waste money, he is a success in this area also. Obama is a wasteland of zero production and lost jobs are the result. Obama not only does not produce jobs he eliminates jobs. His sole purpose is the desturction of the US economy to spread the wealth around as he has said he will do. This is what communists do, spread the wealth around and create an economy controlled by the communist state. Obama is a liar who believes his own lies.) Story Reports

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another global warming HOAX bites the dust

Another global warming HOAX bites the dust.

The HOAX of global warming is being exposed every day but obama ignores the facts because he is the enemy within who is destroying the US economy on purpose through regulations/ excess spending and inept management

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century.

(Almost every day climate change ie global warming is exposed as a HOAX just like obama.)

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.

The study, published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience, one of the top journals in its field, confirmed the conclusions of the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It used data over the last 22,000 years to predict that sea level would rise by between 7cm and 82cm by the end of the century.

At the time, Mark Siddall, from the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Bristol, said the study "strengthens the confidence with which one may interpret the IPCC results". The IPCC said that sea level would probably rise by 18cm-59cm by 2100, though stressed this was based on incomplete information about ice sheet melting and that the true rise could be higher.

Many scientists criticised the IPCC approach as too conservative, and several papers since have suggested that sea level could rise more. Martin Vermeer of the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany published a study in December that projected a rise of 0.75m to 1.9m by 2100.

Siddall said that he did not know whether the retracted paper's estimate of sea level rise was an overestimate or an underestimate.

Announcing the formal retraction of the paper from the journal, Siddall said: "It's one of those things that happens. People make mistakes and mistakes happen in science." He said there were two separate technical mistakes in the paper, which were pointed out by other scientists after it was published. A formal retraction was required, rather than a correction, because the errors undermined the study's conclusion.

"Retraction is a regular part of the publication process," he said. "Science is a complicated game and there are set procedures in place that act as checks and balances."

Nature Publishing Group, which publishes Nature Geoscience, said this was the first paper retracted from the journal since it was launched in 2007.

The paper – entitled "Constraints on future sea-level rise from past sea-level change" – used fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements to reconstruct how sea level has fluctuated with temperature since the peak of the last ice age, and to project how it would rise with warming over the next few decades.

In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

"One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes."

In the Nature Geoscience retraction, in which Siddall and his colleagues explain their errors, Vermeer and Rahmstorf are thanked for "bringing these issues to our attention".

(The EPA will ignore this information and continue to push global warming as a fact. The EPA is controlled by obama and he has said he wants to spread the wealth around. The global warming HOAX is just a tool for obama to use to increase regulations and taxes on Americans via a HOAX. Obama is a communist who will ignore the HOAX of global warming and continue to tell America it is a crisis. This is because obama uses manufactured crisis to ram his communist agenda through.) Story Reports