Friday, August 28, 2009


In the last days of my debates with a blogger named Bill Minnich, we had intense discussions on the healthcare issue. Bill adamantly supports this plan, yet has complained in previous blogs about his veterans benefits and the care he has received. His claims of how this plan is what we need because of all the uninsured, how it will stop the money hungry pharmaceutical giants from raping our wallets and how it will drive down the cost of care were so farcical I had to leave him be. How can covering more people cut costs? Why will the democrats not put things like proof of citizenship or words like “voluntary” in the law? His claims as well as those of all liberals, is that this is the grand solution to a huge problem. Yet everywhere we look, countries with this type of plan are watching their healthcare become substandard, seeing life expectancies drop by years, not weeks or days, and horror stories of how women are forced to have babies in public restrooms and taxies because they are refused care or didn’t make an appointment. Canada’s physicians are saying their system is on the brink of collapse and are calling for privatization of the healthcare system, the very thing democrats are rallying against.

Being so involved in politics and an elected official myself, I understand the liberal mind. It’s quite easy really: You just stop thinking for yourself and let government do the work. Bill claims victory in the debate on the premise he has more links to more trash sites that mimic Minnich’s mindset. Polluted and misguided, he spends his days blogging imprudent ideas and outright lies to one man who has no mind of his own (aka Diogenes) and one or two others who drink the kool-aid he drinks as they eat rainbows and poop butterflies in their little green corner of the web.

I have gone over and over on his comment section how his “facts” are not supported by anything other than liberal think tanks, progressive professors and loony leaders of the left who know nothing and see scientific fact as obstacles to their agenda.

Here’s just one “fact” Bill foists of his followers. While Obama and his cronies claim there are 46 million Americans without health insurance, Bill says it’s even more than that.

It’s a lie. It’s pure myth. Cull Census Bureau and other government data and you get a breakdown of those numbers: 9 million of those 46 million are on Medicaid; 3.5 million are eligible for existing government coverage; 20 million can afford insurance (They have incomes at least double the poverty line) but CHOOSE not to buy it. That leaves us with 13.5 million uninsured – roughly accounted for by the illegal immigrant population of 7-20 million people who would ALL, by the way, be covered under Obamacare. In other words, the number of American “victims” of “where the free market fails” in healthcare is virtually nil. In addition, the “uninsured” is not a fixed number. People are constantly shifting out of employment and levels of income. The congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that about 45% of the uninsured are actually only uninsured for 4 months or less.

This is why I don’t post on his blog any longer. Fighting these liberal bloggers is like trying to win a race in which the finishing line is moving as fast as you are.

In the Republicans' weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo. echoed that of many opponents of the Democratic plans under consideration in Congress. But Enzi's judgment was especially noteworthy because he is one of only three Republicans who have been willing to consider a bipartisan bill in the Senate. Enzi said any health care legislation must lower medical costs for Americans without increasing deficits and the national debt.

"The bills introduced by congressional Democrats fail to meet these standards," he said.

"The Democrats are trying to rush a bill through the process that will actually make our nation's finances sicker without saving you money," Enzi said.

Democrats are calling for cuts in Medicare spending, using some of the savings to help uninsured workers. A House bill would result in a net reduction in Medicare of about $200 billion, though Obama has insisted the reductions would not cut benefits in the Medicare health program for the elderly.

But Enzi said: "This will result in cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from the elderly to create new government programs."

In otherwords, if Obama's lips are moving, he's lying.

Sen. Enzi repeated Republican accusations that the Democrats' plans would result in less access to certain medical treatments, citing a proposed government board that would research the most effective medical practices.

"We're a nation of people who want the ability to choose what will best fit our families' needs and it should be that way with health care, too," Enzi said.

The country is mad. The people are in full revolt mode. I have waited my whole life to be part of a revolution. Here I stand on a battlefield Obama and the far left have created. The far left have never won or fought a war. What pride and patriotism I feel right now. This is a fight we will win. When you have been hit in the wallet like this president has hit us over and over and over again, you run out of cheeks to turn.

One thing remains: Total annihilation of the enemy.

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