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WHO ARE THESE TELEVISION "POLITICAL STRATEGISTS?"

Every day on almost every channel we see talking heads identified as “Democrat Strategist” or “Republican Strategist.”

Who the hell are these people?

  • Who pays their salaries?
  • Are they paid for their appearances on radio and television?
  • Do they receive “official” talking points directly from their respective parties?
  • Do they represent the views of an anonymous politician?
  • Who holds these people responsible for telling the truth?
  • Who follows up to determine if they are telling the truth?
  • Are there any sanctions for lying?
  • Does the media have an obligation to more fully disclose the background and qualifications of those it puts on the air – especially those purporting to be speaking on behalf of a cause or a political party?

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Tamara Holder – billed by Fox News as a Democratic Strategist -- is an Illinois defense attorney specializing in matters involving: Criminal Defense, Criminal Record Clearing, Governor's Pardons, Discrimination, Police Brutality, and Public Policy while serving as a TV/radio legal analyst.

Am I to believe that she, as a practicing attorney, was privileged to obtain and has thoroughly read the Senate’s latest legislation on healthcare, including the last-minute Reid Manager Amendment?

Am I to believe that she is under any obligation to actually tell the truth? is she merely serving as a commentator on the events of the day?

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Mercedes Viana Schlapp -- billed by Fox News as a Republican Strategist -- is the co-founder of Cove Strategies, a governmental and public affairs firm specializing in media messaging involving Republican and commercial causes with an emphasis on Hispanic-related projects. We know that she worked in the 2004 White House as the Director of Specialty Media and earned $59,000. Her husband Matthew was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs and earned $125,000.

Why should I believe anyone with an obvious partisan bias and a specialty in spinning the news?

Can either be trusted?

After researching both women, my only conclusion is that both appear to be seeking media attention to further their own self-interests and I could find no compelling reason why I would believe either one. The appear to serve as filler on talk shows and actually convey little useful position that I could use to develop an informed opinion.

I guess that the moniker “talking heads” is spot on.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Merry Christmas ...

To all my readers, especially those of who have struggled through my longer financial, healthcare and climate posts …

No ranting and raving,

Only the good smells of Christmas Trees, Ham, Turkey, Potatoes and Gravy …

Merry Christmas to One and All – steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Douchenegger's last stand ...

Governor Schwarzenegger has shown little or no leadership when it came to controlling the profligate spending of the corrupt free-spending socialists in the California legislature. He was complicit in budget talks which used outside borrowing, the transfer of legislatively-restricted funds among accounts and signing a budget he knew was faulty. Four months after loudly proclaiming his role in helping solve the emergency crisis, we find that Californian’s are facing a projected $21 billion deficit – even in the face of the largest tax increase in modern history.

Schwarzenegger was swept into office after the recall of the liberal democrat Gray Davis who was known for his prodigious fundraising and pandering to the special interests. Douchenegger loudly proclaimed that there would be changes – as he appointed Gray Davis’ liberal lesbian long-time democrat Chief of Staff to head up his office. And about those boxes of government, the non-productive boards and commissions he claimed he would blow up – he appointed his nanny and his former trainer to the very same entities he promised to eliminate.

Even more egregiously, the asshat RINO (Republican In Name Only) pushed ahead with AB32 – California’s version of global climate control – even though it promises to further decimate our fragile economy and drive the remaining businesses in California to consider residency in our neighboring states.

The man with no balls and no brains seems to be out promoting his “smoke and mirrors” candidacy for a high-level, cushy position with  the global warming fanatics.

But his legacy will be the vision of the Douchenegger going hat-in-hand to beg President Obama for federal bailout funds. The State that was to serve as the model for other states is not also financially on the abyss, but its restrictive policies cheerfully signed by Douchenegger  threaten to shove it into insolvency.

Bloomberg is reporting …

Schwarzenegger Seeks Obama’s Help for Deficit Relief (Update4)

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, anticipating a $21 billion state budget deficit, plans to ask President Barack Obama to ease mandates and minimums on social programs to save as much as $8 billion.”

One might ask where the hell were our liberal democrat Senators, the corrupt Feinstein and the stupid Boxer when Harry Reid was doling out bribes to sign the healthcare initiative? Were they both so in the bag for the socialist program that they simply watched other states walk out with large relief programs and promises of future assistance and said nothing?

“The Republican governor plans to seek the relief, according to a California official who asked not to be identified because details haven’t been resolved. Instead of seeking one-time stimulus money or a bailout, the most-populous U.S. state wants the federal government to reduce mandates and waive rules stipulating expenditures on programs such as indigent health care, the official said.”

Indigent healthcare? Is that the code words for “illegal aliens” and welfare recipients which are disproportionately attracted (30% of the national recipients reside in California) by the generous social programs mandated by the liberal democrat legislature and signed in to law by the Douchenegger?

Douchenegger appears on the battlefield to bayonet the survivors …

“California is among states most affected by the economic recession. It has the lowest credit rating and recorded the nation’s second-highest rate of home foreclosures, trailing only Nevada. Unemployment peaked at 12.5 percent in October amid the loss of 687,700 jobs from the year before, when the jobless figure was 8 percent. Wealth declined as the stock market lost 40 percent of its value in 2008.”

WTF? The deficit was said to be $42 billion … so what else are we not being told?

“Schwarzenegger and lawmakers worked to close a record $60 billion gap from February through July with $32 billion in spending cuts, $12.5 billion of temporary tax increases, $8 billion of federal stimulus money and more than $6 billion of other one-time fixes.”

More of Douchenegger’s lies? Most legislative spending cuts are not an absolute reduction in the amount of real money that is being spent by the state – but a type of accounting fiction that counts a reduction in already-inflated budget amounts as a cut. Whereas an absolute cut in real dollars would have an effect on the problem, a faux reduction in the rate of “budgetary” increases does little or nothing to fix the problem; only kicking the can down the road.

Perhaps that’s what Douchenegger is trying to do? Roll the biggest numbers that can be calculated for multiple periods – including those after his leaving office; applying the largest portion of the funds to his current portion of the debt – and then walk free claiming that he solved his budget problems while only kicking the can further down the road to the next Administration. An administration which will immediately face the hard choices that Douchenegger lacked the balls or political will to make.

“California’s deficits show how local governments are being forced to chose between raising taxes or cutting more funding for schools, health care and other programs, even as the economy is emerging from the recession that began in December 2007. The nascent recovery has yet to produce any job gains, a drag on states that rely on income and retail sales taxes.”

Funding for schools makes me crazy …

This is pure and utter bullshit! The money does not reach the classroom, it goes for administrative and teacher salaries – and to the special interests who continue to play real estate games with developers to build-out the school system’s infrastructure in face of declining enrollment.

How can one reconcile the abysmal performance of educators in the face of some of the highest salaries in the United States? How can one reconcile the union’s demands for mediocrity and continuing increases in salaries and benefits for teachers who have become an almost privileged class in California? We could cut the education budget 30% and re-work the teacher’s benefit plans without seriously affecting the performance of those that are being educated.

Douchenegger speaks …

“Schwarzenegger, 62, will detail his request for help when he delivers his annual State of the State address on Jan. 6 and unveils his budget on Jan. 8, his last chance to reshape California’s fiscal policies before he leaves office in January 2011 after seven years.”

Once more we will see Hollywood style stagecraft: a pre-written, spin-tested speech that says little or nothing. Reminiscent of Schwarzenegger’s new hero: Barack Obama, who is more likely to earn an Oscar for his acting ability before Schwarzenegger ever sees one. 

End of the line …

“The arsenal of one-time accounting maneuvers he and lawmakers have previously used to temporarily paper over parts of the gap -- such as accelerating income-tax collections -- has been mostly depleted, making efforts to erase the latest $21 billion deficit more difficult.”

Enter the corrupt unions, especially the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) …

“Struggling to Cut”

“The state also has struggled to implement cost-cutting measures that were part of the $85 billion spending plan approved in July. Courts blocked part of the budget that cut funding for home care for the disabled and another part that borrowed $800 million from an account that sets aside money for local transportation agencies.”

Home care, a fraud-riddled program with just two fraud inspectors – and one in which home workers are allowed to join the union to engage in the type of collective bargaining that only raises costs and the California deficit. People who were already taking care of their parents are now receiving $1o per hour from the state. While this money is extremely helpful for some, the program is not well-managed and money is being poured down the drains and into union coffers.

“An accounting error means the state has to spend almost $1 billion more on schools than budgeted. Officials also underestimated the cost of health care for the poor by $900 million, and lawmakers failed to pass legislation to realize $1 billion less in anticipated prison spending.” 

This is mismanagement which can be laid directly at the Douchenegger’s door.

“Combined, the state faces a $6.3 billion gap in the current year and another $14.4 billion in the next.”

See, I told you so …

It does appear that Douchenegger may be seeking just enough to erase this current year’s deficit to sanitize his record and walk away with bragging rights to having solved the problem. No mention of kicking the can down the road. 

“The governor has said he won’t increase taxes again to close the gap. That means more cuts, complicated by mandated expenditures for programs such as Medicaid health-care for low- income residents. With reductions already made to programs for the poor, additional trims jeopardize those federal funds.”

Again, I ask where the hell were our Senators when Harry Reid was doling out goodies to exempt certain key states from paying their fair share of Medicaid?

The shell game continues …

The state was the biggest bond issuer this year, selling $36 billion of debt. It may come to market with at least $5 billion more of public-works obligations in the fiscal year that begins July 1, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer said.”

We need to expunge the democrats in the State … just as we must do on the national level …

Democrats, who control both chambers of the Legislature, are expected to oppose wholesale cuts to health and welfare programs. Such resistance, along with Republican opposition to tax increases, will be exacerbated as election-year politics heightens the partisan divide. Half of the state’s 120 Assembly and Senate seats go before voters in November.”

“Budgets and tax increases in California must be approved by a two-thirds majority, and Democrats are two votes short in the Senate and six in the Assembly.”

And they got caught playing the very same “quid pro quo” games that Harry Reid is playing in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi is playing in the House. Offering special deals to legislators facing difficult elections in their districts. 

Bottom line …

We need to vote out the corrupt and complacent legislators who have brought us to the abyss. We need to suspend all union influence in the state because it only raises costs and promotes mediocrity and corruption over good governance.

California purports to be a model for the rest of the nation. Heaven help them if they are experiencing the same level of democrat corruption and republican complacency that has brought California to the abyss. One need only look at AB32 which attempts to single-handedly affect global climate change without any corresponding assistance from other states or countries – all to the greater glory of  Douchenegger’s political posturing.

We are in trouble and it is mostly the corrupt democrats who insured our current State’s failure.

-- steve

Reference Links …

Schwarzenegger Seeks Obama’s Help for Deficit Relief (Update4) - Bloomberg.com


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Harry Reid and the Senate has given you a Christmas Present ...

While Congress has given some of its members and their states a golden healthcare handshake, all that is left for the American people is the golden healthcare  finger…

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Wishing you and yours a healthy holiday season – heaven knows you will need it if Obamacare passes.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



OBAMACARE: BACKDOOR FUNDING OF ACORN?

In my mind, Senator Roland Burris is a corrupt piece of crap …

Not for the fact that he is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. Not for the fact that he was under investigation for a potential “quid pro quo” deal with equally corrupt Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama’s vacated Senate Seat … but because he apparently left a man on death row knowing that he was innocent – all to bolster his political career. In my mind, Burris is the epitome of a corrupt, sleazy politician who manages to manipulate the race card to advance his own personal and political agenda.

More on the douche-bag Burris in my blog entry “BURRIS: BLAGOJEVICH'S SENATE APPOINTMENT IS MORE THAN TAINTED ... HE'S IMMORAL!.”

“While state attorney general in 1992, Burris aggressively sought the death penalty for Rolando Cruz, who twice was convicted of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. The crime took place in 1983.”

“But by 1992, another man had confessed to the crime, and Burris’ own deputy attorney general was pleading with Burris to drop the case, then on appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court.”

“Burris refused. He was running for governor.”

“Deputy attorney general Mary Brigid Kenney agreed, and eventually resigned rather than continue to prosecute Cruz.”

“Kenney was not alone in her beliefs. Prior to Cruz’ 1985 trial, the lead detective in the case resigned in protest over prosecutors' handling of the case, according to news reports at the time.”

The Burris Plan to fund ACORN and other community organizers in time to influence the 2010 election?

With all of the $100 million, $200 million and even $30 billion deals hidden in the Obamacare legislation being exposed in the media, who noticed that an amendment offer by Burris would provide for the implementing race-based (racist?) policies in healthcare as well as providing a funding mechanism to convey significant amounts of money to the community outreach and organizing entities that would be needed to alter the 2010 election in the democrat’s favor.

The amendment, which can be found on Page 241 of Harry Reid’s Manager’s 383-page Amendment to the 2000+ page healthcare bill, reads as follows:

“In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary … shall award grants, contracts with public and nonprofit private entities, agencies, as well as Departmental and Cabinet agencies and organizations, and with organizations that are indigenous human resource providers in communities of color. … Such measures shall evaluate community outreach activities, language services, workforce cultural competence, and other areas as determined by the Secretary.”

Thus it is up to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting under the direct supervision of the Barack Obama/Rahm Emanuel White House, to designate which groups shall receive significant funds for unspecified duties.

As we have apparently seen, ACORN and their cohort, Andy Stern’s SEIU (Service Employees International Union) played a major role in the election of Barack Obama and Congressional democrats to office. With these two organizations there was little or no pretense of bi-partisanship as they registered voters and engaged in other voter campaigns; with the result of overwhelming support for Obama and the democrat party.

The evil confluence of racial and Marxist politics …

There is also no doubt in my mind that many black churches and other organizations which teach “Black Liberation Theology” are nothing more than the extension of the Marxist plan to create and exploit victims for the socialist ideology. One should consider that communism is just another word for “economic socialism.” Ask SEIU President Andy Stern who if fond of quoting the communist slogan “Workers of the World Unite!” Given President Obama’s past associations with know racists, criminals and domestic terrorists – combined with the corrupt politics of the Chicago democrat political machine – one can hardly wonder why the Obama Administration has taken the problem-laden Bush era and promptly made it worse to push their toxic agenda.

America faces a clear and present danger …

Our world is rapidly spinning out of control. We are facing a nuclear North Korea and a potentially nuclear Iran – both of which laugh at the foreign policy efforts of President Obama.

We are facing the disruption and destruction of our personal savings and liberty with a totally corrupt  healthcare system that does not control the costs of healthcare, does not provide healthcare to at least another 20-35 million people as advertised and builds the biggest database of personal health,employment and financial information in the history of the United States. Truth-be-told, this healthcare initiative is more about government control of individuals than it is about controlling the costs of healthcare. Costs which are directly the result of government meddling and the imposition of monopolies and burdensome rules and regulations.

Likewise we are facing the disruption and destruction of our economy with cap-and-trade legislation which will do little or nothing for climate control; but which will convey tremendous powers to the government to control all who generate and/or consume energy.

Bottom line …

The modern democrat party has been infiltrated by socialists, Marxists, Communists and criminals – all of which want to plunder the taxpayer’s pocket for their own personal and political self-interest agendas. The democrats believe that they have inoculated themselves against criticism by hiding behind a banner of black politics – which allows them to excoriate their opponents as racists and bigots in a mainstream media which has seemingly thrown-in with the democrats for purposes of ideology and commercial greed.

Call me what you will, but I see the democrats – and many complacent republicans – as a clear and present danger to our Constitutional Republic. Never before have we seen such a confluence of corruption and complacency threaten our economy and our nation.

The answer is clear. We must take back the Congress in 2010 and return the Constitution’s system of checks and balances to our government – who ostensibly represents “We the People.”

Note: There are many fine people in Illinois who are also fed up with the political corruption in their local and state governments. Support these people and help clean out the cesspool of overtly corrupt and partisan politics in Illinois.

Start now! Discuss the situation with your family, friends and colleagues. If we do not act now, the alternative may be another revolutionary war – this time fought over the same issues of taxation without representation and the imposition of the tyrannical heavy hand of a foreign government – that resulted in our break from the English Monarchy.

We do not have Kings and the government does not rule by fiat. We are a nation of laws – our freedom is guaranteed by those generational contracts known as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. And any ideology or person who denies these rights should be considered an enemy of the people.

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Reference Links …

Manager’s Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act|Senate Democrats


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



POLITICS: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ...

Never before has our nation faced the clear and present danger of corrupt politicians who will do or say anything to gain or maintain their political power. Selling out the American people for their own self-interest and those who feed at the public’s expense.

What I want under my Christmas tree …

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An honest election of honest politicians.

checkmark2_red VOTE NO ON ALL CORRUPT POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE POLITICIANS THEY SUPPORT!

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May you and yours have a great Christmas …

-- steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



When you need an accurate, reliable and trustworthy watch that tells you when to leave the mistress to return home to your family ...

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I wonder if there is a special model for those who pursue sport f*cking?

I admit it – I was had by the high-priced public relations counsel and lawyers who massaged Woods’ public image and wrote glowing reports of his “loving family.”

And to think he knowingly married someone and brought children into this world – all the while betraying his marriage vows.

Tiger may be the best golfer in the world, perhaps of all time – but I still think he is a scumbag.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Obamacare: Is the Congressional Budget Office Honestly Dishonest?

The CBO, the Congressional Budget Office has a well-deserved reputation for non-partisan honesty when scoring legislative bills. So I was curious exactly how the CBO could report that the Obama Healthcare bill was deficit neutral and would not significantly raise taxes. All of which appears to be a complete lie.

Manipulated by the system …

While it is true that the CBO does perform its function in an honest, non-partisan manner, it should be recognized that the information provided to the CBO can be false and misleading. Thus armed with such dishonest legislative assumptions, the CBO produces an “honest” report about a dishonest legislative effort.

Organized dishonesty …

Misleading legislative assumptions … By altering the number and classification of people to be covered by a legislative initiative or manipulating basic assumptions, one can induce the CBO to produce an honest estimate of a dishonest legislative initiative. Some suspicious assumptions include:

The number of illegal aliens that may be covered by the system. A number estimated to be somewhere between 12 and 22 million.

The amount of money which will be carved-out of Medicare with the reduction or elimination of the Medicare Advantage Program.

The amount of money that can be truly saved by controlling waste, fraud and abuse of the healthcare system. It hasn’t been controlled to date and both political parties have done little or nothing to ameliorate a problem which they both admit is almost unknowable.

The amount of money that was said to be provided as discounts by special-interest deals with the pharmaceutical industry, the physicians and hospitals, the medical equipment suppliers and, of course, the insurance industry.

The bogus manipulation of the payment system to cost shift certain expenses to individuals rather than having the expenses paid from tax revenues.

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And,of course, the reductions in medical benefits such as those dictated by a panel studying “best practices” medicine. An example of which was the panel’s recommendation on limitations on screening mammograms.

Carve out bills … To contain overall costs, certain costs regarding physician reimbursements and other matters were simply transferred to another legislative bill where they will be scored by the CBO separately from the original bill. Thus total costs of any particular bill can be easily manipulated.

Delegating implementation … The CBO often requires the legislative language of a bill in order to perform its work. However, certain costs are incalculable and are so noted by the CBO. An egregious example of this maneuver is to simply require the Secretary of an Administrative Agency, such as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to control the implementation of a broad-brush concept. Thus the exact costs remain unknown as there is no legislative language specifying how a function must be implemented or the costs associated with implementing such a function.

Year-to-year phase-in/cost shifting … How many people notice that this bill achieves its cost objectives by collecting higher taxes starting in the new year, but does not provide the services anticipated under the legislative initiative until approximately 2014. With a four-year head start on tax collection to balance the phased-in costs of the last six-years, the projected cost numbers can be easily manipulated.

And the truly unknowable … How many last-minute special deals were cut by the Administration to insure that their “cash for cloture” program succeeded to produce enough vote to pass this toxic bill. Exempting entire states from paying their fair share into the program. Providing $100 million dollar grants for hospitals in a desperate politician’s state.

The truth is that the CBO cannot predict or cost the consequences of political meddling and the cost of future bills which will deal with healthcare, but will be costed separately to produce a work of political fiction that is being sold the American public.

Imagine the difficulty in scoring new entities which are only contemplated under the new legislation?

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Would you believe?

With all due deference to superspy Maxwell Smart, would anyone believe that late night sessions, hidden deals, no transparency, no Republican input, 2000+ page ever-changing draft bill copies and an unknown Senate/House reconciliation effort will produce a bill that can be correctly and accurately scored by the CBO in just a few days?

Would anyone believe that the democrat promise to provide more healthcare coverage to more people while reducing costs for individuals and businesses -- and reducing  the deficit – is even possible?

Chaos and confusion …

The way I see it, the Obama healthcare initiative is not about reforming our healthcare system. It is about pursuing a toxic ideological agenda which will result in larger government, more taxation and the reduction of personal freedoms. It will create an historic government monitoring apparatus that will capture details of every American’s life in near-real time. Creating a massive database, with little or no privacy protections or safeguards to hold health, employment and financial data. Not to mention that your Social Security number will now serve as a national identity number – even though we know the Social Security Number has been compromised by illegal aliens and identity thieves.

Why the rush?

If the healthcare system will begin implementation in 2014, why is Congress trying to bully its members to pass this toxic bill with a vote said to occur on Christmas Eve? Why is Congress openly flouting the will of the people? Why are the democrats ignoring at least 46% of the voting population by shutting out the Republicans?

Truth-be-told, they don’t want you – or even their less privileged members – to know what they are really doing. The more time the bill is available for analysis by impartial – or even partisan – onlookers, the worse it appears to be.

Bottom line …

This is a bad bill and passing it will create a social and political upheaval, the likes of which we have never seen before. And it is all owned by the corrupt and complacent democrats as the Republicans refuse to participate in the charade of bipartisanship when it comes to perpetrating the largest fraud in history on the American public – all to advance a socialistic political agenda and quite possibly destroy the United States economy.

My opinion can be simply stated …

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-- steve

Reference Links …

Since legislation is constantly changing  from the initial draft copy due to the effects of compromises and amendments – and ultimately the

Manager’s Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

“CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have released an analysis of the budgetary effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Senate Amendment 2786 in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 3590 (as printed in the Congressional Record on November 19, 2009), incorporating the effects of changes proposed in the manager’s amendment released earlier today. The estimate does not include the effects of other amendments adopted during the Senate’s consideration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; it also does not reflect an incremental effect on PPACA from Congressional action on H.R. 3326, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, which was cleared earlier today. Throughout this blog entry, references to “the legislation” mean the act as originally proposed and incorporating the manager’s amendment.”

Correction Regarding the Longer-Term Effects of the Manager’s Amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

“CBO has discovered an error in the cost estimate released yesterday related to the longer-term budgetary effects of the manager’s amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Correcting that error has no impact on the estimated effects of the legislation during the 2010–2019 period. However, the correction reduces the degree to which the legislation would lower federal deficits in the decade after 2019.”


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHORES FOR OBAMA: PIMPING FOR POLITICS AND HEALTHCARE ...

Rock the Vote, the youth outreach program of the Obama Campaign is now using overt threats to withhold sex to coerce support for Obama’s healthcare initiative … 

See for yourself …

How stupid are these people?

I wonder if these partisan young adults realize that they will be subject to fines – and possible jail time – if they do not purchase Obamacare?

I wonder if the understand the increasing burden of Obamacare on their earned income should they achieve the American Dream and become small business owners?

I wonder if they will look back years from now and rue the day they supported the healthcare plan that is denying their sick parents medical treatment –- offering assisted suicide or hospice care for a treatable, but expensive, condition?

Or holding their crying children in their arms as they wait hours to see a doctor?

Proof that they are stupid can be found in the tagline …

In the closing moments of the commercial, these young people chant in unison, hand over heart … 

“We pledge ourselves to the health and liberty of young Americans and  to government for the people. We pledge to educate ourselves to stand against those who fight us with mind, body and spirit. And to never f....ing you if you are against us.”

“We will vote against you. Work against you. And once again, just in case you forgot, never ever, never ever, never ever f… you again.”

I wonder if these ‘whores for Obama” realize it really doesn’t matter if they f… us or not, that’s the job of the democrats -– and they have f..ed us good this time.

How long before they urge young people to trade sex for votes or campaign contributions?

While I know that this commercial was designed to capture maximum attention, it also speaks to the moral depravity of the liberal democrats who conceived, authorized and funded this effort. Obviously the mainstream media will given them a pass – after all, the liberal democrats, unlike the Republicans,  make no claims to support family values.

Bottom line …

Perhaps a more appropriate chant would be to loudly scream

BOHICA

Bend Over Here It Comes Again!

Remember folks, when you speak to your representatives about stopping Obamacare and the cuts to your Social Security and Medicare – the life you save is like to be your own!

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-- steve

P.S.  We need to turn radical Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals around and use these very same tactics – including outrageous headlines -- to attract attention to our cause.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Obama as the Manchurian Candidate?

If Barack Obama was being manipulated by some organization with a political agenda that was the antithesis of mainstream America, just who could that be?

Is it possible that it is the ACORN/SEIU alliance?

“ACORN controls or significantly dominates several Big Labor unions and organizations.  ACORN created and controls SEIU 100 (Gulf Region) and SEIU 880 (a recently expanded SEIU mega-local that covers Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas).”

“ACORN founder S. Wade Rathke referred to mega-union SEIU 880 as ‘one of the pillars of the ACORN Family.’”

“Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andy Stern hand picked ACORN’s Rathke to direct SEIU’s nationwide organizing projects.”

“In addition to Rathke’s and ACORN’s SEIU involvement, Rathke controlled Louisiana HERE Local 100, was Secretary-Treasurer of a New Orleans based AFL-CIO labor organization, and served on the board of a hotel employees union organizing committee.”  <Source>

“U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat's campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports.”

“An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. -- a subsidiary of ACORN -- worked in ‘get-out-the-vote’ projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.” <Source>

There are serious allegations of voter fraud – in favor of the democrat party and the Obama campaign that have yet to be addressed. Obama openly acknowledges his roots within ACORN and has promised them a place at the table.

Obama SEIU's Agenda is My Agenda …

Labor Day Trailer …

Even though SEIU Andy Stern is no longer a registered lobbyist, he remains the White House’s most prolific visitor in the limited logs released …

“One thing is clear: Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern holds sway at the White House, where he’s listed for 22 visits—the top number on the logs. <Source>

Listen to the chilling words of Andy Stern -- complete with the use of the communist slogan, “workers of the world unite”  … 

 And is it possible that they sent a new “minder” to keep Obama focused on their political agenda?

According to CNSNews …

“New White House Counsel Was Defender of ACORN, Waged Legal Battle on Negative Ads”

“The incoming White House counsel will carry a reputation for hardball tactics into his new job. As President Barack Obama’s election attorney, Robert Bauer staunchly defended ACORN against political attacks, sought investigations of political opponents and pressed TV and radio stations to stop running ads critical of the Democratic nominee. Bauer, also former counsel for the Democratic National Committee as well as other liberal interest groups, will become the new White House counsel by the end of the year. His announced entry to the White House counsel’s post came shortly after his wife resigned (on Nov. 10) as White House communications director.”

“With regards to ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, which is under criminal investigation in several states for alleged voter registration fraud, Bauer asked in 2008 that then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey launch an investigation into Sen. John McCain presidential campaign, alleging voter suppression because of McCain’s criticism of ACORN.”

“In an Oct. 17 letter to Mukasey and Special Prosecutor Nora Dannehy, already investigating the firings of U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration, Bauer demanded a probe into the McCain campaign, the Republican Party and the Bush administration for criticism of ACORN. He also requested a meeting with the attorney general about the matter.”

“Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) believes hiring Bauer a week after the ACORN national headquarters were raided by Louisiana state law enforcement is no coincidence. ‘It’s clear nobody in this room could come up with anyone better positioned to scrub the links between President Obama and ACORN and all their affiliates,’ King told CNSNews.com, shortly after a House forum investigating ACORN.”

“The letter he wrote to Attorney General Mukasey that called for prosecutions of President Bush, McCain and their campaigns for simply raising the issue of voter fraud,” he said. ‘When you see how ACORN has unfolded in the last year – didn’t Bob Bauer know that? Surely he knew that. Surely he was working to cover up the link to ACORN. That’s why he wrote the letter,’ King added.”

A pattern and practice of legal intimidation?

“Also, Bauer sought to block negative ads that reflected badly on candidate Obama. He sent threatening letters to TV and radio stations warning them not to air campaign ads by the NRA criticizing candidate Obama. He alleged the ads were false and wrote, ‘For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement.’”

“In August, Bauer wrote a letter to the Justice Department alleging that a TV ad was by an independent group pointing to links between Obama and former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers was illegal.”

Are these people who we want running our government?

“King told CNSNews.com that Bauer’s rough tactics fit into a White House atmosphere run by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, also known as a hard ball player in dealing with political opponents. ‘If you wanted a White House counsel to get in their face, Bob Bauer would be your guy. It fits the Rahm persona. It fits the Chicago, hardcore gangster government persona,’ King said.”

“During the 2008 presidential campaign, after reports surfaced that ACORN had allegedly engaged in voter registration fraud, Bauer dismissed the claim as an intimidation and disenfranchisement plot from the opposing McCain campaign.”

“Bauer said criticism of ACORN resulted from ‘the very aggressive involvement of the top of the ticket in promoting this fear message,’ reported The New York Times. He further said that McCain was trying to create “an ominous atmosphere” to keep people from voting.
Concerning Bauer’s hiring as White House counsel, King said in a Nov. 13 statement: ‘Bob Bauer has a public record of defending Barack Obama’s relationship with ACORN. Bauer has acted as the agent between Obama and ACORN, and now he will be perfectly positioned to be tasked with erasing the tracks between Obama and ACORN.’”

Union thuggery at a tea party – racist, hate speech slow to be investigated and charged – no response from Obama’s White House even though the “N” word was used while the attack proceeded …

Why charges the equivalent of jaywalking, why no prosecution of those who attempted to spin the story and why no outcry by the so-called Black community? Why no claim of civil rights violation involving a free political speech issue?

Could it be that the perpetrators were SEIU thugs in union shirts? And could this happen to you?

Bottom line …

We need to remove the corruption and complacency from
both Congress and the Administration. Starting in 2010 and proceeding through 2014 to remove the remaining Senators, we need to elect honest brokers who will govern in our name … not rule in favor of their own self-interests and those of the special interests who have seemingly bought their favor with campaign funding and voter support.

-- steve

 Reference Links …

CNSNews.com - New White House Counsel Was Defender of ACORN, Waged Legal Battle on Negative Ads

The Complete Guide to ACORN Voter Fraud

ACORN Dispersing Resources to SEIU, other Liberal Groups, House Probe Finds

ACORN Claims Theft of Trashed Documents in California

Ten Republicans Vote to Allow Obama's Appellate Court Nomination of Former ACORN Fundraiser to Go Forward

Another Bogus ACORN Lawsuit

ACORN Lawsuit Raises Question: Can It Survive?

Computers, Records Seized at ACORN Offices in Louisiana

ACORN and SEIU are Communist organizations


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell