31 Comments to “America Loves A Winner”
I actually tend to agree. While we are at it let’s repeal the tax laws and institute a flat or fair tax and get rid of all the deductions we are so used to getting. I do agree that we all want to get rid of stuff but we all forget that most of are also receiving as well. I would love to see a fair tax and then forget about tax returns!5
TM and Sad Sam in agreement….like I said, we probably agree on 85%….
Why we don’t have a consumption tax, as opposed to an income tax, is beyond me.
If we actually had to get pay in taxes, instead of borrowing, for all these programs then we could pretty quickly eliminate a lot of this spending. Unfortunately once the “deficits don’t matter” genie got out of the bottle, it all went to hell….
PS: The only genies that should get let out of the bottle are Jeannie…and her hot evil cousin….or sister, I can’t remember…6
It was her evil sister and her name was also Jeannie. Notable guests on that show included Neil Armstrong, Buzz (DWTS) Aldrin, and OJ (if it fits) Simpson.7
A friend’s daughter wrote this,32 yrs old,bright…the generation that will inherit massive debt,etc,etc….I really thought the foundation of this country, was less governemnt,less taxes……
Are they simply Ignorant or Evil
In the aftermath of the federal hijacking 1/6 of the economy in the name of healthcare reform, I have to wonder about the people who are happy about it. It seems to me that these people fall into two groups, the ignorant or the evil.
Single payer healthcare is a failure in every county where is has been tried. British, Canadians and people from around the world come to the US for care in staggering numbers.
The US is on the cutting edge of medical technology. Have you ever watched Discovery Health? Where do people around to world turn to have life threatening tumors that no other doctor will touch removed? Where do parents turn to have their dangerously conjoined twins separated? Where do they turn to have rare diseases diagnosed and treated? Overwhelmingly, it is to doctors in the United States.
This legislation threatens that. It will lead to fewer doctors and even fewer really excellent doctors. Who is going to study that long at such a huge expense without the probability of a large salary at the end of the tunnel? This will lead to rationing. With fewer practitioners and a greater demand (“free” care will create a greater demand), I see no logical way that these needs will be met. Which means they won’t. Care will be reserved for those who are of more use to society, ie those who will pay more taxes. Sorry Grandma.
And yet, I still run across people who are excited about “Historic Healthcare Reform”. Perhaps these people failed to look past the surface of this issue. Sure it sounds good for everyone to have “free” healthcare but in reality it’s not possible. When did Americans start thinking of the government as a parent? Perhaps their own parents failed to prepare them for the big bad world if they think they need someone or something to take care of them and provide for them.
Those who view the federal government as a benevolent force could not be more wrong. Our founding fathers knew that a large federal government would lead to corruption and the enslavement of the people and went to great lengths to limit its powers. What may look benevolent now will certainly change over time or under the wrong leadership. Hugo Chavez comes to mind.
So that leads me to the evil and this is the one I have the hardest time with. There are people in this country, even worse, people high up in our government who know the promises of universal healthcare are a lie. They know that this will bankrupt the country, they know that this will limit care and reduce the quality of care, they know that this will take away freedom and that is exactly what they want!
It is hard for me to conceive of people wanting to destroy this country. Who honestly thinks that he knows what is best for his neighbor? Isn’t it stealing to forcibly take something from one person to give it to someone else? What kind of thirst for power that leads people grab it at any cost. We need only look through history to see that those people do exist and I’m afraid a lot of them are hanging around Washington.8
Congratulations, you win the prize for using the most words to say the least. It took me lest time to read War and Peace.9
Okay Ace or probably nicknamed “Slick” by your friends…what is your solution ?….you whine, and bitch, and talk down to everyone….present your solution….I will be hanging on every word10
Are you trying to tell me that somewhere in that rambling manifesto there was a solution? I’m not even sure there was a point!11
No Ace, I am not telling you anything, I am asking you…you know everything….tell us your solution….I think the point was more government is bad, more government means more taxes, we are quickly going to third world status, instead of doing ourselves, goverment is ther eto lend a helping hand….come on man, tell us your solution (s)12
Well Squid, since I didn’t say there was a problem, why should I be expected to give a solution. You are the one that implies there is a problem with that 10000 word dissertation so why dont you try doing something besides bitch and moan.13
Slick aka Ace, not bitching and moaning, speaking as a frustrated American…so you think more government is better ?, higher taxes is better ? the governemnt is there to prop us up,lend a helping hand, just hold out your hand, gimme,gimme….we are losing our way, divided as never before, partisan politics at its worse
I thought you work hard,you succeed, every opportunity is available to you…now is, work hard succeed, and pay more than your fair share for those who elect not too, we all need to be the same, income re-distribution…..we are stifling the innovation….please NO BS, tell me where your head is14
I really dont understand why you think I should give solutions to a problem, that of the two of us, only you see as a problem. You give solutions to your perceived problems and quit spewing a bunch of Hannity horsecrap!15
So you are okay with the direction our country is heading ?16
Are you okay with not asking me to justify my position when you are the one disagreeing with it? Shouldnt you be justifying your position? Personally I dont care if you do or not but dont avoid your explaination by deflecting to me.17
I think we should all just take a break and imagine a world in which we were Jeannie’s, and her evil twin sister, also called Jeannie’s “Master”…….18
Can you imagine trying to remake that show now? With political correctness running amok, you would have better luck remaking Blazing Saddles!19
Sam you almost had me with that Bush analogy. Almost. The problem is Pelosi wears the pants in Obama’s family. He was ready to throw in the towel after the Brown election. Second, and maybe I’m wrong, but all of the things that Bush did that drove the Moveon crowd nuts passed with bipartisan support. I can’t even remember a vote that was all that close. Leadership is about getting people to actually follow you. The only thing that was bipartisan about Obamacare was the opposition. He even had to give Stupak a head fake to get it over the top. Give him credit for that though. In November, we will find out whether the country views this as a big win, or the Audacity of Dopes.20
The GOP f’d up. They went into this with “must stop Obama, this will be his Waterloo, etc” attitude and he/Pelosi kicked their ass. Had they said, here are 10 senate votes, but we need tort reform, I’m sure it would have gotten done. Lest we all forget, this bill is VERY similar to the GOP alternative to Clinton’s plan, and to Mitt Romney’s Massachuesetts’ plan.
In November, all the voters will remember is “no pre-existing conditions, and my kid (who can’t find a job) can stay on my plan until 26….”
The GOP will win back some seats, as the opposition party usually does, but nonething like what they are smoking……
You heard it here first.21
If your prediction comes true, it won’t be because the elimination of pre-existing conditions excited the voters. Sam, Sam, Sam. You’re an MBA. Surely you can do the math. If we really believe there are 30 million people that don’t have coverage, We all know 5% of the people spend 60% of the health care dollars. That means, at best, there are maybe 1.5 million people who have something bad that an insurance company wouldn’t cover, and 28.5 million people who had to pay the doctor when they had the flue. A lot of the 28.5 million were kids chanting “Yes we can” one evening in Chicago last November, and now with the insurance mandate Obama’s shouting “Yes you will” at them. Wait until they figure that out. Anyway, we had a 1.5 million person problem that we solved with a 300 million person solution. You think the 1.5 million is going to make an electoral difference? Really?22
Sam, Sam, Sam. If your electoral prediction comes true, it most certainly won’t be over pre-existing conditions. You’re an MBA. I know you can do math better this U.of Tampa grad. Let’s accept that 30 million people need coverage. Since we both know 5% of actually have something reasonably serious and are spending 60% of the dollars, then 1.5 million probably have an uninsurable condition, and 28.5 million had to pay the doctor cash the last time they had the flue. Your boys decided to solve a 1.5 million person problem with a 300 million person solution. Now guys like me will have to pay more for coverage because I will be forced to buy limits I don’t financially need. Great. Even more, many of the 28.5 million were 20 somethings shouting “Yes We Can” in Chicago one night last November. With the mandate, now Obama is shouting “Yes You Will” back at them. Wait until the buzz wears off and they figure that out. Your answer to that is, no problem, dad can buy the coverage. Not in this household. So, all things being equal, you think the 1.5 million make the big electoral difference? Really?23
Here’s how the whole Bill Becomes A Law thing works. School House rock updated for 2010 You Tube video24
Sorry, Sam..Anonymous is me..as if you didn’t know. I told you I didn’t know anything about this blogging stuff. I couldn’t even get it to accept my first post, so I did it again…then they both appear. This stuff is about as foreign to me as attending a Pelosi family reunion.25
Jeff: I knew Anonymous was you…We’ll just find out in November……If the GOP takes back either the House or Senate, you win and I owe you a “large coffee.” If not, and I win, you owe me a “venti decaf, chai latte, non-fat, moca, with a hint of vanilla, stirred counter clockwise”27
That’s fine. I don’t drink foo-foo coffee.29
Do you think all these companies ought to show up and testify about their health care earnings charges to Henry Waxman, or should they just send in the SEC instead? You got to admit, at least on this subject, the guy is a bufffoon.30
It’s all about intimidation. And you know those CEO’s of large corporations are so easily intimidated! ha, what a joke…
Sorry had to answer!31