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Poetic Justice?

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It would seem that the Health Control Law, pushed under cover of darkness and demagoguery, and passed with the threat of a very large gavel, may have cut Congress members off of their own insurance:

“It is unclear whether members of Congress and Congressional staff who are currently participating in F.E.H.B.P. may be able to retain this coverage,” the research service said in an 8,100-word memorandum.

And even if current members of Congress can stay in the popular program for federal employees, that option will probably not be available to newly elected lawmakers, the report says.

It’s almost funny to contemplate. Like, it’s almost as if they didn’t read or understand what they were voting on, or something. Remember for over a year we’ve been told that if you like your coverage, you can keep what you have, right?

Seems every day something new and outrageous trickles out of this monstrosity. If there has ever been a time to hold our elected officials accountable, then it is now!

Now, I don’t actually think this will last very long. It will be a quickie little fix that they will rush through, probably attached to some other budgetary amendment or something, with zero fanfare. But the rest of us still have to live with the rest of that piece of garbage.

Written by James Lee

April 13, 2010 at 16:34

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Healthcare Push

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With the frenetic pace that President Obama and the Socialist Democrats are trying to jam their health care program into place, there is plenty out there to read.  Just thought I would throw a few thoughts of my own on it in general.

This “Deem and Pass” strategy will blow up in their faces, or it should.  With the data out there showing ever-increasing numbers of people do not want this to happen, it would seem the Democrat Party is insisting on shooting itself in the foot.  I am afraid they are willing to lose their majority, or even a reasonable standing in the public eye for generations in order to get this.  It seems that all over the world, the slow march to Marxism seen in Great Britain, Canada, and elsewhere, government-run health care always tops the list.

If this program, as it stands, goes through, it will cause much more expense, less actual care, and more government control.  That’s what it is really all about, after all.  They could care less about who is or isn’t covered, or how, they simply want that control.  Money and power.

Everyone should be contacting their congress people, begging, pleading, and threatening with voting them out if they go along with this insanity.  I have written my own in Missouri’s 5th, and got an argumentative form-letter in reply.

Which is why this summer and fall, I will be doing all I can to put together and point out the insane stances and votes Emmanuel Cleaver has taken since day one.

I hope it’s not going to be too late.

Written by James Lee

March 18, 2010 at 13:41

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It’s not dead yet

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Just when you think its safe to go about your life, the Adminstration proves yet again they are totally tone-deaf when it comes to their singular goal of controlling as much as they can.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100222/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_overhaul

President Barack Obama is making a fresh attempt to rescue his health care overhaul by proposing a measure that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.

Just how can these idiots be so ignorant of basic economics?  In my own business, I set prices to the customers based on several factors, such as cost of goods, labor time involved, how much profit I make, and try to make those prices as fair and competitive as I can. 

If another entity required me to charge no more than $X.xx for a service, but costs me nearly that much to perform that service, then I will either not provide it, or do as few as possible while I concentrate on profitable things.

I know it’s a stretch, but lets take their stated goal of insuring as many Americans as possible at face value.  Recently it was learned that on average, insurance companies operate at approximately 2% profit margin.  It seems to me that adding 30 million new customers (or 10 million, or 47 million, we can’t seem to get that number straight) would be a good thing.  But if the Government is going to legally restrict what can be charged for the services they provide, there is no incentive to provide that service.  Indeed, it would actually have the opposite effect, likely resulting in more uninsured than ever.

Of course, we all know this is all acedemic anyway.  We know the true goal is total control, and they will use any means and lies they need to get there.

UPDATE:  Allahpundit weighs in on this as well.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/22/new-obamacare-bill-are-you-ready-for-price-controls-on-insurance-premiums/

Written by James Lee

February 22, 2010 at 10:16

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