Plano Texas Politics

September 20, 2009

Obama places a 35% Tariff on Tires from China!

“In one of his first major decisions on trade policy, President Obama opted Friday to impose a tariff on tires from China, a move that fulfills his campaign promise to “crack down” on imports that unfairly undermine American workers but risks angering the nation’s second-largest trading partner.” – The Washington Post

China is our SECOND LARGEST trading partner we can not afford to make them angry. America imports many things from China that we don’t even make here in America. Also we import many things into China and it will hurt many business if we too have to pay a tariff on goods we import to China.

“Although this may sound like just another day in Washington, Obama’s decision will be consequential. It will help clarify his administration’s heretofore opaque trade policy objectives. It will set the tone for U.S.-China trade relations for the foreseeable future. And it will affect broader international trade relations, for better or for worse, as America honors or disavows its pledge to the Group of 20 nations to avoid new protectionist measures.” – The Free Trade Bulletin.

I would like you to note the fact that the United States has pledged to TWENTY nations that we will avoid any new protectionist measures, one of which would be creating new tariffs. The president can not just go around breaking promises which he has made to 20 nations.

Though we can not stop this decision, for it has already been made, we can inform Obama and our own senators and representatives, in Washington, that we do not agree with the new regulations Obama is enforcing.

~James Dalley

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July 11, 2009

Government Health Care

President Obama and the Congress are pushing for reforms that will move the US health care system closer to a nationalized system like that of Canada or Great Britain. If this is successful, you will have fewer health care choices and your access to care will be more limited. The government, not you and your doctor, will be responsible for determining whether you receive care. You will be “wait listed” for critical diagnostic tests. You may wait two or three years for surgery. You may not have access to life-saving cancer and other drugs. Yet, you will pay higher taxes.

You can help stop this government takeover of health care. Send a message by signing the petition at www.freeourhealthcarenow.com.

In my college history class, I learned about those terrible things those rich, evil capitalists did, how they manipulated the markets and mistreated their employees.  With the terrible results of higher wages and lower prices.   Don’t you hate free market operations?  One more thing to keep in mind: don’t be decieved by life span comparisons of health care systems (i.e. Europeans live longer than us so their health care systems are better than our health care system).  Using better measurements, such as survival rates of those with potentially terminal diseases (among entire population) America fares much better.  In fact, I believe that most of those types of measurements will put America at #1.