“The White House released a report on Monday saying that President Obama’s economic recovery plans may have created 250,000 education jobs. The administration is pushing back against to critics who say the economic stimulus did no good, and saying it’s on track to reach the goal of saving or creating 3.5 million jobs. How many jobs has the stimulus really saved?” – The Week
Obama may have created a quarter million jobs but how many has he destroyed? The stimulus bill caused inflation and has hurt many people, many companies have still cut jobs and many of his plans will cause more jobs to be lost.
What will happen if we have Cap and Trade and we can no longer have coal plants? We will lose jobs. What will happen if government health care takes over and we have a single payer system? We will lose the jobs of all those who work for insurance companies.
A quarter million jobs isn’t that many and if Obama’s plans succeed we will lose more than that before this is over.
I am sorry to say that I know think the Nobel Peace Prize is worth nothing. I understand that many people love Obama but what has he done for peace? Obama may be considered a great president by many, but what has he done for peace? We still have troops in Iraq, he has insulted England multiple times, and he has definitely not had the American people be peaceful, we have stood up and rallied to defy his agenda many times and once again, what has he done for peace??
I am proud to report what many believe to be a victory for the free market and for America!
For many months I have had little to no good news about what has been happening in Washington. I can finally say We The People have accomplished something!
I have been asking myself why haven’t I heard anything about the cap and trade bill for a while? I found my answer today at the CATO Institutes’ Website.
“Simple: the votes aren’t there for it. Blanche Lincoln, the new head of the Agriculture Committee, calls cap-and-trade a “complete non starter” and said that it is not her “preference to move on cap and trade this year.” Majority Leader Harry Reid recently signaled his agreement by stating that cap-and-trade “may” not be considered until next year. For cap-and-trade, “next year” translates as “never.” Senators know what touched off the town halls, and they know what fate awaits many of their Democratic colleagues come November 2010. Passing an unpopular health care “public option” along with cap-and-trade will easily realign the Senate into its old filibustering self. That kills cap-and-trade in the next Congress.” – Cato Institute (Patrick J. Michaeles)
The people stood up for the free market and informed their representatives and senators that they did not support this bill and because of that we have won the battle. Good job America!
“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.
“Under this plan, it will be against the law for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a preexisting condition.”
This may sound glorious on paper but this will not help many people. If a company can not judge who to except and who to not except insurance companies will fall.
“There may still be companies that refuse to do right by their workers by giving them coverage.”
Is Obama making a moral judgment on companies now? “That refuse to do right”! Companies have to do what they can to survive, the president doesn’t have the right to make moral judgments of the people.
For next couple of days I plan to slowly dissect the speech that Obama gave last night about health care.
“Thanks to the bold and decisive action we’ve taken since January, I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.”
I would like to point out that a lot of the bailout money did not actually help the businesses. Now we even have businesses that are almost being completely controlled by the government, General Motors or should I say Government Motors.
“Everybody understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured.”
The United States of America have always been about hardship, and trails, not an easy and laid back life. Many people have grown from nothing to something extraordinary, while many others have fallen. America is founded on hardship and success. Life in America is not easy.
This has become a very controversial topic recently, many say that it is wrong for Obama to do this. I however do not see anything wrong with him simply giving a speech.
There could be an issue if he suggests to the students to have their parents support one of his bills but otherwise there is nothing wrong with the President of the United States giving a speech to the students of this nation.
Well, we will see what happens today.
“The health insurance debate in America is riddled with inaccuracies, fallacies, and sometimes just plain lies. Without information and education, the citizens of the United States remain vulnerable to the soft, easy draw of more government sponsored
health insurance rather than free market reforms that would lower costs and prevent government-imposed rationing of health care. The
46 million uninsured statistic is inaccurate. A more reasonable number on which to focus policy reforms is around 16 million. Counting non- Americans, those who can afford but choose to opt out of insurance, and those eligible for government health insurance but do not opt in generates a flawed number of uninsured Americans. Understanding how many Americans are uninsured and why is critical to formulating successful health care policy.” Freedom Works Foundation
Who Really Are the Uninsured?
As we can see above that a large number of the uninsured are those who are ages 18-24. Many of those citizens are have the money or ability to get there own health care coverage or to opt for the government health care the we have already in America. They choose not to because they don’t think they need it or because they want to spend that money on something else and figure that they won’t get sick. It is important to look at the age differences in those who are uninsured, and do decide why they are uninsured.
“The Umpire Is Also the First Baseman: The main argument for a “public option” is that it would increase competition. However, if the federal government creates a health care plan that it controls and also sets the rules for the private plans, there is little doubt that Washington would put its private sector “competitors” out of business sooner or later.” The Heritage Foundation
This is quote is very accurate, on page 167 of HR 3200 it states:
‘‘Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable Health Care Coverage
Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
18 ‘‘SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
19 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
20 ‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
21 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
22 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
23 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of [the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income].”
This states that if someone doesn’t have “suitable”, by the government’s standard, health care they will have an extra 2.5% tax placed on them for choosing a different health care than one that the government likes.
I hope that you find this information enlightening.
“The intelligentsia have been quick to dismiss former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s claim that, under President Obama’s health plan, “my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide … whether they are worthy of health care.”
No one ever accused Palin of being a health policy expert, and many found her hyperbolic term “death panel” off-putting. But that should not distract voters from this reality: President Obama has proposed a new body that would enhance Medicare’s ability to deny care to the elderly and disabled based on government bureaucrats’ arbitrary valuations of those patients’ lives.” – Cato Institute
This is true, bureaucrats will be deciding important health issues for us. We must not let this happen, though health care has recently become a smaller issue, it is still on the table. Please, call you senators and representatives and tell them that you do not agree with government health care. Congress’ August break is coming to an end, and then Congress will once again be debating this issue.