Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Great “Un-American” Debate

written by: strmclouds

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty", Thomas Jefferson. These timeless words hold so much truth. From one of the founders of our nation, these few simple words are as true today as they were when they were first uttered so many years ago. As conservative, democratic and independent Americans gather at town hall meetings across this great nation, they face a barrage of charges and insults from those who would claim the right to judge what makes an American. Here is a compilation as to what Democrats think of town hall dissenters:

The Democratic National Committee ran ads claiming these people are “angry mobs”
Nancy Pelosi says they are people carrying swastikas
Harry Reid accused the protesters of trying to "sabotage" the democratic process
Barbra Boxers claims they are phony protesters because they are well dressed
WH Press Spokesman Robert Gibbs claims they are the "Brooks Brothers Brigade" Astroturfers paid and flown in by the Republican Party
Congressman Dingell says Health Care Reform protesters remind him of Ku Klux Klan members.
UPDATE Aug. 13: Harry Reid today says protesters are are disrupting town halls with "lies, innuendo and rumor," and not letting others speak. They are, he said, "evil-mongers."

Called mobs and Nazis, harassed and threatened for simply voicing their opinions, these everyday Americans have become modern day symbols to what Jefferson was expressing.

A letter written as part of a column in USA Today Nancy Pelosi (D- California) in concert with Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland), charged that those Americans who would exercise their constitutional rights to free speech and expression are "Un-American". The letter states: "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views -- but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply “Un-American”. What a contrast to the words of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the declaration of independence, Vice President and twice elected to the office of President of the United States. I wonder does the arrogant and haughty Madame Pelosi purport to know better than Mr. Jefferson what makes an American? One must wonder if she knows better than the current Secretary of State?

""I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration." Hillay Clinton

To the Honorable Madame Pelosi and Mr. Hoyer, I offer the following words: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" Thomas Jefferson. Perhaps Madame Pelosi would like to accuse Jefferson of being “Un- American”? If Jefferson were alive today, can there be any doubt but that he would support the boisterous and vociferous opposition being raised by our citizens? Would these same ugly accusations be thrown at one of the founding fathers?

The pending health care bill being advanced by President Obama has sparked heated debate both in the halls of congress and in the churches, libraries and locations throughout America. It is a bill that promises, on its face, to provide health care to all Americans but in reality it's so much more than that. Many of its provisions assault the beliefs and traditions that millions of Americans hold dear. Are those voices not to be heard? Thomas Jefferson again offered us some insight that is truly astounding and nearly prophetic in its intent. "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical". However, our own President Obama has called those who oppose his healthcare plan, cap and trade energy bill and other legislation “obstructionists". Again I wonder would he level the same charge against Jefferson?

Let’s examine a few more quotes from our esteemed Democratic leadership shall we? In addition, I will post a few statements from some of our founders and leaders of democracy and freedom from our history.

"I think we all have something to lose ... if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year, and put the special interests back in charge,” WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

“The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.” Thomas Jefferson

"The Republicans and their allied groups — desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill — are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country," Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse

“The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.” “We have staked the whole future of America civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future…upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God.” James Madison

"In spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard." Senate Majority leader Harry Reid

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington.

So there you have it folks. Some quotes from those “Un-American” shrill voiced mobs that founded the greatest republic the world has ever known and who worked hard to ensure that our liberty, our freedom would never be taken away by a tyrannical government. I leave you with one final quote I feel says it all about this dishonest Liberal attempt to paint themselves as decent and civilized proponents of well mannered debate while those who disagree are labeled as mobs and thugs.

"Be not intimidated nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These as they are often used are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice...” John Adams (2nd President of the Unites States).

God Bless America!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

All you need to know about Health Care Reform

President Obama and Democrats are trying to force a Socialist takeover of energy with their Cap n Trade and now their lightning fast attempt to legislate a Government Run Healthcare System aka Obamacare.

Join this ever growing grassroots movement. You may ask what can you do stop this socialism takeover?

1. Read the Bill or Read the summary of the bill below. Get as informed as you can.

2. USE THIS CONTACT SHEET to call, email, fax and contact every Congressman you can!!!!!

3. Visit Heath Care Town Hall Meetings and ask your congress questions. A List of Town Halls can be found here> For A Map of Town Hall Events or here For A List of Health Care Town Hall events

4. Attend a Grassroots Recess Rally near you

What's In The Obamacare House Health Bill?

Here are a few highlights of what's wrong with the House Health Care Bill. This summary is deciphered from the legal jargon written in the bill. Try to do additional research on your own and if you find any other items you feel that need attention, please post in the comments section.

• Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!
• Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC Bill - YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
• Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC Bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get
• Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!
• Pg 50 Section 152 in HC Bill - HC will be provided to ALL non-U.S. citizens, illegal or otherwise
• Pg 58 HC Bill - Government will have real-time access to individual's finances and a National ID Health Care Card will be issued!
• Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for electronic funds transfer.
• Pg 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations (ACORN).
• Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government is creating a Health Care Exchange to bring private health care plans under government control.
• Pg 84 Sec 203 HC Bill - Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private health care plans in the Exchange
• Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The government will ration your health care!
• Pg 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill - Government mandates linguistic appropriate services.
• Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The government will use groups i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for government Health Care Plan
• Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members - Your health care WILL be rationed
• Pg 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
• Pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the government on price fixing. No "judicial review" against this government monopoly.
• Pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill - Doctors/ #AMA - The government will tell YOU what you can make.
• Pg 145 Line 15-17 An employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE
• Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for health care for part-time employees AND their families.
• Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer w/ payroll 400k and above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payrolls
• Pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between 251k and 400k who do not provide public opt pays 2-6% tax on all payrolls
• Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable health care according to government will be taxed 2.5% of income.
• Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay).
• Pg 195 Officers & employees of HC Administration (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans' financial and personal records.
• Pg 203 Line 14-15 HC - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it says that.
• Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.
• Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - Doctors, it does not matter what specialty you have, and you’ll all be paid the same.
• Pg 253 Line 10-18 Government sets value of doctors' time, professional judgment, etc. Literally value of humans.
• Pg 265 Sec 1131Government mandates and controls productivity for private health care industries.
• Pg 268 Sec 1141 Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
• Pg 272 SEC. 1145. Treatment of certain cancer hospitals - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
• Page 280 Sec 1151 The government will penalize hospitals for what government deems preventable readmissions. (Incentives for hospital to not treat and release.)
• Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-Government will penalize you.
• Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own.
• Pg 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand.
• pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception, BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!
• Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 - Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Health Care the way they want. Rationing.
• Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.
• Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Government will RESTRICT enrollment of special needs people!
• Pg 379 Sec 1191 Government creates more bureaucracy - Tele-health Advisory Committee. Health care by phone/Internet?
• Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance [Death] Care Planning Consultation. Think Senior Citizens end of life.
• Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
• Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
• Pg 427 Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The government has a say in how your life ends.
• Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An "advanced care planning consult" will be used frequently as patient's health deteriorates.
• Pg 429 Lines 10-12 “advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from Government.
• Pg 429 Lines 13-25 - The government will specify which doctors can write an end of life order.
• PG 430 Lines 11-15 The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
• Pg 469 - Community Based Home Medical Services=Non-profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
• Pg 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?
• Pg 489 Sec 1308 The government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. They will insert government into your marriage.
• Pg 494-498 Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.
• PG 502 Sec 1181 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. - Hello Big Brother - Literally.
• Pg 503 Lines 13-19 Government will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic medical records.
• Pg 503 lines 21-25 Government may secure data directly from any department or agency of the U.S. who have any of your data.
• Pg 504 Lines 6-10 The "Center" will collect data both published and unpublished (that means public and your private info).
• PG 506 Lines 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data.
• PG 518 Lines 21-25 The Commission will have input from Health Care consumer reps - Can you say unions and ACORN?
• PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.
• PG 621 Lines 20-25 Government will define what quality means in health care. Since when does government know about quality?
• Pg 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the Quality Standards, government will transfer money from other government Trust Funds. More Taxes.
• PG 624 "Quality" measures shall be designed to assess outcomes and functional status of patients.
• PG 624 "Quality" measures shall be designed to profile you including race, age, gender, place of residence, etc.
• Pg 628 Sec 1443 Government will give "Multi-Stake Holders" Pre-Rule Making input into Selection of "Quality" Measures.
• Pg 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those multi-stake holder groups include unions and groups like ACORN deciding health care quality.
• Pg 632 Lines 14-25 The Government may implement any "Quality measure" of health care services as they see fit.

• PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed "Quality Measures" for Physician Services and Dialysis Services.
• Pg 635 to 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision - Government wants to shine sunlight on doctor but not government.
• Pg 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections - Looks okay.
• PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency - Government will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you'll live.
• Pg 676-686 Government will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, including teaching hospitals.
• Pg 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. Do they mean like the government with an $18 million website?
• PGs 701-704 Sec 1619 If your part of health care plan isn't in Government Health Care Exchange but you qualify for Federal aid, no payment.
• PG 705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secretary gets complaints (ACORN) on health care provider or supplier, government can do background check.
• PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny health care providers/ suppliers’ admittance into Health Care Exchange. Your doctor could be thrown out of business.
• Pg 719-720 Sec 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable medical equipment or home medical services MUST be enrolled in Medicare.
• PG 722 Sec 1639 Government MANDATES doctors must have face-to-face with patient to certify patient for Home Health Services.
• PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same government certifications will apply to Medicaid and CHIP (your kids).
• PG 724 Lines 16-22 Government reserves right to apply face-to-face certification for patient to ANY other health care service.
• Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforcement, proposes the Secretary-HHS will give Attorney General access to ALL data.
• PG 740-757 Government sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured (That's your tax dollars people)...
• Pg 757-762 Federal Government will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)
• Pg 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services without regard to national origin.
• Pg 765 Sec 1711 Government will require Preventative Services including vaccines. (Choice?)
• Pg 768 Sec 1713 Government - Nurse Home Visitation Services (Hello union paybacks).
• Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Services include economic self-sufficiency, employ adv, school-readiness.
• Pg 769 Lines 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services - "increasing birth intervals between pregnancies." Government ABORTIONS anyone?
• Pg 770 SEC 1714 Federal Government mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Abortion and State Sovereignty.
• Pg 789-797 Government will set, mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs brought to market. Bye innovation.
• Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for graduate medical education. The government will now control doctors' educations.
• PG 801 Sec 1751 The government will decide which health care conditions will be paid. Can you say RATION!
• Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc. req. to register. Government takes over private payment system.
• Pg 820-824 Sec 1801 Government will identify individuals ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal financial information.
• Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Government sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.
• PG 829-833 Government will impose a fee on ALL private health insurance plans including self-insured to pay for Trust Fund!
• PG 835 Lines 11-13 fees imposed by government for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.
• Pg 838-840 Government will design and implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids and families expecting kids.
• PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Program includes government coming into your house and telling you how to parent!!!
• Pg 859 Government will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes that's billion.
• Pg 865 The government will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps.
• PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where doctors perform mandatory health care for two years for part loan repayment.
• PG 876-892 The government takes over the education of our medical students and doctors.
• PG 898 The government will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps to ensure supply of public health professional.
• PG 898 The Public Health Workforce Corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.
• PG 898 The Public Health Workforce Corps shall consist of officers of Regular and Reserve Corps of Service.
• PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.
• PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular and Reserve Officers. HC Draft?
• PG 910 The government will develop, build, and run Public Health Training Centers.
• PGS 913-914 Government starts a health care affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.
• PG 915 SEC. 2251. Government MANDDATES Cultural and linguistic competency training for health care professionals.
• Pg 932 The Government will establish Preventative and Wellness Trust fund- initial cost of $30,800,000,000 billion.
• PG 935 Lines 21-22 Government will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. That means controlling YOU!!
• PG 936 Government will develop "Healthy People and National Public Health Performance Standards" Tell me what to eat?
• PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment. Say government brainwash!
• PG 1001 The government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?

CALL TO ACTION!!!!- Steps in contacting Congress

  1. CLICK THIS LINK TO TO CONTACT CONGRESS - Call, fax, email or send an online message to any congressman on the list. If calling outside your district, use the corresponding city and zips we have provided for their districts.
  2. When Calling ask the following questions:
    • Will you promise and commit to change your health insurance and your immediate family members’ health insurance to the new government run program if enacted?
    • Will you promise and sign the pledge to read the bill and allow public input on the final bill for a minimum of 72 hours before voting?
    • Will you guarantee you will vote against any bill that will lead to rationing of medical services, that will limit in any way the ability for a patient to choose his or her doctor, and that will cause longer wait times before diagnosis and before treatment.
    • Will you guarantee you will vote against any bill that will add to the Federal Deficit?
    • Will you guarantee you will vote against any bill that will increase the cost of medical care through increased taxes, reduced competition of medical providers, reduced competition of private sector health insurance?
    • Will you make these 5 commitments to me, your district and the American taxpayers? If you will not make these 5 commitments, why won’t you?