Obama Vs Koch
I once heard an ex-congressman discusseing the shortcomings of our government and said our government is riddled with
dishonesty and corruption. Nobody in the audience tried to deny it.
Our government, according to this ex-congressman, is
spending its way into bankruptcy, re-electing itself by promising
unearned handouts, crippling industry by taxation,
socializing us beyond our means, sapping the self-reliance
of individual citizens by training them to be depend on government,
and otherwise progressively undermining the
American system of free enterprise.
There is no need to identify that ex-congressman. I have
heard the same speech before, not word for word but idea for idea.
Every such talk elicited thunderous applause.
Many important problems beset society. It is common
knowledge that there is corruption in our national, state and
local governments. Every dishonest decision a person
makes gives his tacit support to rackets, graft and dishonest
leadership. What is needed is a majority of persons who
habitually distinguish between right and wrong and use
their consciences to move in the direction of right.
Once I rode downtown with someone. I was in no
hurry, but the driver was. Suddenly he saw a chance to save
two seconds by squeezing between two fast-moving cars.
“That was tight,” I said.
“Didn’t you see it?” I asked.
“No,” said the driver. “When I see a tight squeeze coming,
I close my eyes.”
Needless to say, that was my last ride with that driver.
Whether we like it nor not, we are being taken for the
same sort of ride every day of our lives by irresponsible
and dishonest local, state and national leaders who do not develop personal integrity of the sort demande by life.
There is no use ignoring the situation, we face many
crises. Our leaders are constantly squeezing through tight
places, and encountering potential disaster.
They are doing the driving, and we are passengers who
can’t get out.
Society is sitting on a pile of nuclear bombs while sinister
strangers finger the trigger mechanism. People are
struggling toward financial security while inflationary
forces and “deficit drain” suck the wealth out of their incomes
and savings. People are trying to succeed under the
free enterprise system while fuzzy-minded radicals use acts
of terror and threats of war to meddle with our form of
government. People are trying to vote intelligently while
dishonest politicians sacrifice the public’s future welfare to
favor their own political ambitions.
There is no sense pretending that such things are not
happening. To ignore them is to hide our heads in the sand. There also is no sense
in thinking nothing can be done about it either. Something
can be done.
What, precisely, is being done?
Our leaders are making emphatic statements and accusations
to those people who already agree with them. That
is as much as most leaders are doing. Most other people, as
a matter of fact, are doing much less. They are taking mental
sedatives: watching television, following the sports
news, going to vacation spots, conducting business as
usual, fiddling while Rome burns. To quiet their fears,
other people turn to literary sedatives: learning to cultivate
happiness, overcome fear, be number one and acquire excellence
along with peace of mind.
- We have never been a nation of, WHAT???? (whoopsies.wordpress.com)
- Honesty: A Dying Virtue? (socyberty.com)
- Looming Integrity Crisis (danariely.com)
- Disloyalty accusation stirs up Rothman-Pascrell race (UPDATE) (blogs.jta.org)
- Britain facing boom in dishonesty (independent.co.uk)
I am the Coordinator for the Office of Public Services.
Why would you wish to fight me?
Relax and be happy. Try to understand what a wonderful place this would be when everything is in perfect order.
I am only trying to save you from pain and trouble.
I am willing to assume the responsibility and burdens of your decisions. Our decisions will be one. don’t you see how much easier for you that would be?
Don’t you trust me? What reason have I given you to mistrust me? Haven’t I been good to you and your children. Protecting you from those who would try to take advantage of you.
Do not displease me. I could very easily lose my patience and that would not be good for you. If you what me to continue to help and protect you, you had better cooperate.
If I feed you will you stop interfering with me? I would hate to make you starve, but of course you realize if you force me to, I will have no other choice.
Trust me I will give you freedom from responsiblity, it will be the last difficult decision will ever need to make.
We will all be happy when we are all alike because differences create problems people get confused and unhappy because they all live separate lives. Everybody would be happy and efficient if they were just properly organized.
Nobody would be unhappy, nobody would have to suffer.
“All men are created equal.” all are equal, everybody is the same as everybody else, everybody exactly alike.
So relax and be happy we will take care of you.
Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee squashed an amendment by Senator Jim Bunning that would have required Baucus’ ObamaCare bill to be posted on the Internet – for all Americans to read – for 72 hours prior to the Committee voting on it.
Bunning’s amendment also called for requiring the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s tally of how much Baucus’ ObamaCare will cost the American people and what the real impact will be on health costs to be released before it was voted on.
Senator Max Baucus’ health care reform plan calls for new government mandates, higher taxes, increased spending and government-dictated, rationed health care.
Senator Lindsay Graham’s explanation of what is going on: “[T]he Baucus bill… literally changes everyday… we’re making this up as we go… they’re trying to buy votes… the vision here is to pass something… they don’t give a damn what it is and nobody understands what they’re doing.”
Senator Hatch, while calling for a “bi-partisan solution” stated
“Everything is geared to try to get us to a single payer system… if they can’t do it automatically… they’ll do it in increments… a one size fits all health care system right out of Washington.”
There is nothing in the Constitution that gives Congress the right to take over the health-care system. The only reform that is legal, is for the government to obey the Constitution and get completely out of the health care business.
The government has no legal or moral right to be involved in healthcare.
The government has no legal or moral right to be involved in banking.
The government has no legal or moral right to be involved in the automobile business.
The government has no legal or moral right to be involved in education.
The government has no legal or moral right to be involved in funding “community organizers”
And the government has no legal or moral right to be involved in redistributing wealth.
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If the government is subsidizing health care, then the government calls the shots. And the moment the government gets its hands on the controls, it will be establishing death panels, forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions and illegal aliens, rationing care and then demanding yet more government control when partial government control creates a mess.
Any government powerful enough to provide everything you need is also powerful enough to take everything you have
Obamacare Has Other Concerns Beyond ‘Death Panels’
By: John Stossel read article here
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been the focus of intense media scrutiny since she referred to provisions in the House bill for the government to pay doctors to provide end-of-life counseling to elderly patients – the so-called “death panels.”
Palin’s comments have become a focus for President Obama during his town hall meetings. Obama has glibly assured attendees at his town hall meetings that no one will be “pulling the plug on grandma.”
Palin recently posted the following response to the president on her Facebook page: “President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.”
Claims that he will give in on the “public option” and may “compromise” are all just talk — nothing more than words.
Even if the Obama plan doesn’t have a “public option” — he is still pushing to put almost 50 million new people on the government system.
That means rationing of healthcare for the elderly. That means price controls on drugs.
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce predicts that the Democrats will spend as much as $80 million to clinch a socialist healthcare system by September.
And just this weekend, several pro-Obama groups announced they plan on spending $12 million to get the Obama socialist plan made into law.
Obama’s plan is a radical makeover we simply don’t need, and we can’t afford.
Americans don’t want their healthcare run like the government runs the post office.
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