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ObamaCare Plans Still Lead To Government-Run Health Care

As they stand, here are the health care plans that either made it to the U.S. House or U.S. Senate floor or are undergoing alterations in committee:

America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009

Affordable Health Choices Act (Kennedy Bill)

H.R. 3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

Quite a few people have read and researched the legislation. They have provided their analyses and have provided information from their analyses in Internet-friendly form. Take your pick from the plethora of links provided below: Read More…


America’s Healthy Future Act Of 2009 – Max Baucus’ Attempt At Compromise

For your reading pleasure:

America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009

CBO Analysis: America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009

JCT Analysis: America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009

You have to give Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) credit. He tried his hand at compromise by crafting a health care reform bill and was met with opposition, not only from Republicans, but from fellow Democrats as well [Article – Baucus Unveils $856 Billion Health Care Plan, Predicts ‘Broad’ Support]. Now he should somewhat know how John McCain feels.

Here’s what will have to be in or associated with a health care reform bill for it to be accepted by the majority of the people of the United States of America:

  • No government or public option. Health care co-ops are still a scaled-down version of government or public option-style health care.
  • Pretax and non-taxable medical savings accounts.
  • A crackdown on medical over-billing practices.
  • Tort reform.
  • Better controls against fraud and waste.
  • Non-discriminatory insurance coverage.
  • No strings attached incentives for those who want to attend medical school and become health care practitioners or providers.
  • “Deficit-neutral”.
  • No tax increases.

If there ever comes to be a bill that exists with the bullet-pointed provisions, the American people will support it. Otherwise, it’s back to the drawing board, Senator Baucus.

Stimulus: If It Was Good For Nazi Germany, It Is Good For Us

With all of the accusations flying from leftist Democrats, media outlets, etc. about anti-government health care town hall protestors, conservative media pundits and conservative talk radio hosts being Nazis, the vast hypocrisy of the left becomes even more exposed and abundantly clear. According to left-wingers, TEA party protestors and others like them are doing much to emulate “right-wing” Nazism.

A few months back, the New York Times published an article about the Obama “stimu-less”, entitled Stimulus Thinking, and Nuance.

I couldn’t find anything on this subject from any other media outlets, including Fox News. Although The New York Times has not established a record of being a conservative news source, are we to conclude that the article by David Leonhardt was written with a right-wing point-of-view? Since the left has attributed conservative and/or right-wing beliefs and causes (erroneously so) to those of Nazism, are we to assume that Nazi Germany’s stimulus plan was a conservative and/or right-wing success story [Article – Hitler’s Economics]?

National Review Online has an article entitled Nazis for Me, but Not for Thee, explaining the previously-cited New York Times article. The NRO article does not denounce the NYT for publishing the article and I happen to agree with NRO. The NYT should not be denounced for several reasons.

First, the article does not endorse all or even most of the policies of Nazi Germany, just Hitler’s economic reforms that started in 1933. Second, a comparison between Nazi Germany’s economic policies were compared to those of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration and the Japanese stimulus of the 1990s, from which an opinion was extrapolated from that comparison. Third, the article was written to give more credence to President Obama’s stimulus plan and to prove that stimulus has worked in the past. Surely the examples that history has on record of the “successes” of stimulus are not limited to only those of Nazi Germany and Japan in the early 1990s. There have to be better examples to glean experiences from, right? How about from the era of FDR? No, the author of the NYT article wrote:

“When governments have taken aggressive steps to soften an economic decline, they have succeeded. The Germans did it in the 1930s. Franklin D. Roosevelt did so more haltingly, and had more halting results.”

Apparently, the economic policies of FDR were not as aggressive as the economic policies of Adolf Hitler. Of course, history points out that FDR’s economic policies did not pull the country out of the depression, but that it was in fact the advent of World War II that did. Since the NYT article was written by an objective “right-winger”, let’s ignore history on that fact (sarc-off).

Pertaining to the NYT article, the previously-mentioned NRO article hits the nail right on the head:

“Nazi Germany is a useful historical example of socialism run amok. The genocide and terrorism ultimately practiced by the Nazis were horrible — that goes without saying. But National Socialism went on for a dozen years, it was the last stage in a progressive nationalization of German society, and there was a lot more to it than genocide and terrorism. It cannot be that because there was genocide and terrorism, the socialist aspects of National Socialism are outside the lines of acceptable political discourse.”

The NRO article further states:

“The wisdom vel non of policies adopted during over a decade of Nazi socialism cannot be off the table simply because, in the end, the Nazis were monsters. We may find the seeds of their monstrousness in those policies, or we may not. But the thought that we should not talk about them is absurd. Notably, Leonhardt’s piece ran without any teeth-gnashing from Mort Kondracke and our other Beltway chaperones.”

History shows that Germany’s economic policy became a “means to an end” economic policy. They used their economic restructuring for the good of the few, not the many. They used their economy to build a deadly military juggernaut and to murder millions on innocents. Germany’s economy became fraught with widespread corruption, fraud, favoritism and theft. The people of Germany became the creators of their own demise. They were gradually transformed into wards of the state, no longer entrusted with the ability of individual thought, freedom and responsibility. In the end, the policies of Adolf Hitler and his various reichsministers or “czars”, led to the destruction of the country of Germany and a large number of its populace.

A history lesson for all of us because history has the uncanny ability of repeating itself.

Americans Against Government-Run Health Care: Expect A Major Offensive Of Intimidation And Suppression

To be sure, leftist organizations are preparing a major offensive of intimidation, confrontation, rights violations and suppression of dissent against American citizens who dare to speak out against those currently in power who are rapidly stripping this country of freedom and liberty and ushering in an era of near if not outright, totalitarianism.

Marxists and their socialist partners will not give up their version of health care reform without a fight. That fight is set to escalate. They will purposely try to goad people who are against a government takeover of our health care system into violence through either verbal and/or physical confrontations. That is what they want. They need ammunition to direct public opinion. That’s the ChicagObama, Emanuel, leftist, Marxist way. One has to wonder why they would want to do that, until you look into Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, which is the handbook used by Obama, his army of “community organizers”, state-run media outlets, leftist politicians, labor unions and left-wing activist organizations.

According to Alinsky, you “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”. This is done in an effort to divert attention away from the real issue(s) or fact(s) at hand by focusing the point of attack on a particular individual or group by assigning stereotypical labels and/or broad generalizations to them through slander,  libel or any other method of attack. Once public opinion has been swayed to portray the opposition as nothing more than stupid, insane, violent, anti-government and hate-fomenting anarchist “astroturf” Nazis who are encouraging civil discontent and disobedience, that individual or group of individuals can then be more easily targeted for dismantling and destruction.

We got a taste of the “Alinsky way” in the case of “Joe the plumber” and more recently with a woman who dared approach Senator Arlen Specter. Read More…

Leftist Politicians And Media Outlets Continue To Demonize Average Americans

Leftist politicians and media talking heads are focusing on average American citizens who don’t want increased government control of their everyday lives. They have concentrated their efforts on demonizing those very Americans who don’t want a government takeover of the U.S. health care system. They have enlisted their “community organizing” and special interest groups to intimidate ordinary Americans. So far, they have accused concerned American citizens who are more informed about health care reform legislation than they are, of being organized, while at the same time disorganized, unruly, swastika-carrying, RNC and anti-health care reform lobbyist-funded Nazi mobs and “astroturf”. So much for the caring, compassionate, civil and tolerant left.

Now the Marxist George Soros has thrown his hat into the ring with a huge contribution to Health Care For America Now, a group dedicated to passing Obama’s health care plan [Article – Meet The New Health Czar]. Of course, Soros may be one of the world’s biggest leftist hypocrites. He is a billionaire, ladies and gentlemen. The very type of person that President Obama and the American left is supposed to hate. Soros does not have to worry about his health care because he can afford it, no matter what the cost is. All Mr. Soros cares about himself and the destruction of the United States of America. Mr. Soros is perfectly fine with Americans intimidating other Americans. He is perfectly fine that everything in our country is taken over by the government. To him, it doesn’t matter how we get there as long as we get there.

It’s been brought up here in ACW before, but it bears repeating:

Now I know leftists don’t like it when we throw their own words and actions back in their faces, but freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is for every American, not just a select few. It seems to me that during eight years of George W. Bush, there were a lot of things done in the name of the First Amendment that leftists didn’t appear to have any problems with.

Nancy Pelosi, you mentioned that swastikas were being displayed by “astroturf” at town halls in Colorado. Well, here they are: Read More…

More Anger And Vitriol Generated In The Health Care Reform Debate

Members of U.S. Congress are frustrated at the attempts of concerned Americans to put a stop to government-run health care. No, those Americans are not opposed to health care reform. They are opposed to a government takeover of our health care system. However, there are many in U.S. Congress who insist that concerned Americans are “swastika-displaying astroturf”.

To add to the contempt some politicians have for the American people, here is what one congressman mentions about anti-government-controlled health care protestors:

I believe Congressman Brian Baird is afraid a “Tim McVeigh” type might just detonate an explosive device at a town hall meeting. That is why he has been scheduling and holding town hall teleconferences, instead of showing up in person. Way to go, Congressman Baird. If somebody starts yelling at you, all you have to do is press “mute”.

An angry response from another congressman: Read More…

Pelosi: Anti-Government Takeover Of Health Care Protestors “Un-American”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls the anti-government takeover of health care protestors “un-American” [Article – ‘Un-American’ attacks can’t derail health care debate].

I thought a comment from one USA Today reader of the article penned by Pelosi was well-put:

“‘Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American’
As any conservative who has ever tried to give a speech on an American university campus could attest.”

Remember folks, Nancy Pelosi and other leftists believe that only they have the right to hold disruptive protests. They only have the right to create dissent and discord. They only have the right to disagree with their opposition. Case in point:

Here are some amusing and at the same time angering, examples of what I mean: Read More…

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