Monday, September 7, 2009

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 09-07

Are You Ready to (TEA) Party?

Big Labor Not Looking Good on Labor Day. No Labor is not looking so good - from beating up an African-American conservative at a TEA Party to intimidating Obamacare protestors, Big Labor looks like the mafia-associating, corruption-gobbling, thugs. I'm not alone in thinking that as Bryon York points out in this Washington Examiner article titled, "On Labor Day, support for unions plunges to all-time low."

Sheriff Reports 10,000 at New Lenox/Joliet Rally. These TEA Parties are not running out of steam. Politicians be warned, this may lead to a new political party if you don't watch out.

Another demonstation of Congressional incompetence, here. They couldn't even pretend to care?

"It's the Bureaucracy, Stupid" An excellent analysis of the VA and Tricare systems (government run healthcare for Veterans and active military respectively) and a thorough explanation of why they are so awful. I live in a neighborhood with a lot of mililiary. It's bad.

People Power, A wake-up call for America's political elites. From Weekly Standard.

Apparently, Obama really is a modern version of FDR. "Barack Obama accused of making 'Depression' mistakes" From the UK Telegraph. A sample of the article is below:
His policies even have the potential to consign the US to a similar fate as Argentina, which suffered a painful and humiliating slide from first to Third World status last century, the paper says.

There are "troubling similarities" between the US President's actions since taking office and those which in the 1930s sent the US and much of the world spiralling into the worst economic collapse in recorded history, says the new pamphlet, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs.

In particular, the authors, economists Charles Rowley of George Mason University and Nathanael Smith of the Locke Institute, claim that the White House's plans to pour hundreds of billions of dollars of cash into the economy will undermine it in the long run. They say that by employing deficit spending and increased state intervention President Obama will ultimately hamper the long-term growth potential of the US economy and may risk delaying full economic recovery by several years.
Let me make sure I understand, we need Obamacare but if these policies of Obama are enacted, the US economy will tank? Have I got that right?

A Different Sort of Health Care System. India's actually. Not a great fit for America but there are many things we could learn...

Lance Fairchok over at American Thinker has a "review" of a book that could easily be called prescient these days. "By the Book: How Democracies Perish" Opening quote...
Exaggerated self-criticism would be a harmless luxury of civilization if there were no enemy at the gate condemning democracy's very existence. But it becomes dangerous when it portrays its mortal enemy as always being in the right. Extravagant criticism is a good propaganda device in internal politics. But if it is repeated often enough, it is finally believed. And where will the citizens of democratic societies find reasons to resist the enemy outside if they are persuaded from childhood that their civilization is merely an accumulation of failures and a monstrous imposture? - Jean Francois Revel, How Democracies Perish

Obamacare and the public option are Trojan horses. Dem rep: Public option is path to single payer. There is Video!!

How Barack Obama lost his mojo.. Over-reach with Obamacare? Attenpting to bring socialism to our democracy? Taxing jobs out of existance? Surrounding himself with corruption and liars? Using 1930 solutions to 21st century problems? I think we all know how Obama lost his mojo - if he ever really had true mojo to begin with, he wouldn't be in this mess.

Healthcare: The Supply Side

French healthcare is 'badly run'. France must make big changes to its health system in order to cut waste and increase efficiency, a government-commissioned report is warning. Glimpse of our future if Obamacare is enacted?

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