Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 09-08 Updated (V2)

Hang on folks. This is gonna be a big one.

Obama open to 'sin tax' on fizzy drinks to stem obesity

From The Hill, "Already, 23 Dems have said they will vote ‘no’ on healthcare reform." Won't rest until Obamacare is voted out of existence.

Breitbart has a related article to the above titled, "Key Dem moderate turns against public plan."

It's not the "message", it is the policy that constituents have a problem with. And no amount of "messaging" (aka spin) is going to change that. This Washington Post article titled, "Deeply Divided House Democrats Return to Work -- and the Same Set of Problems" still seems to believe that if only the People understood. We understand just fine. And our message to you (which you can spin any way you want) is "Vote yes for Obamacare and we will vote NO for you in November".

Sen. Baucus no longer wished to be a Senator. Why do I say that. Because the genius just announced, "Up to $3,800 fine for failure get health insurance." With apologies to morons, Sen Baucus is a moron.

I don't care for Kathleen Parker because of what I felt was a rather elitist stance on Sarah Palin, but I do like her piece here titled, "Obama's Abortion Minefield."

Obama is fast losing white voters' support. From The LA Times. "New surveys show steep declines in Obama's approval ratings among whites -- including Democrats and independents -- who were crucial elements of the diverse coalition that helped elect the country's first black president." And Obamacare isn't the only thing to blame. UPDATE: Actually an intrepid blogger dug further and found that this LA Times headline is deceptive - Obama's support has dropped across the board. Might as well have headlined the piece "Obama is fast losing support amongst redheads" as anything else. Here.

Public Ignorance on the Public Option. Democrats insist Obamacare is popular, but Americans don’t even understand it. I think the more the public learns the less they like Obamacare is the best and safest take away one can make from these polls.

Forbes has an article up on US Life Expectancy which is worth a read if you want to understand how weak some of the related arguments made in support of Obamacare really are. It is titled, "Life Expectancy Humbug. We're getting a lot of sophistry connecting health care to life spans."

The New York Times finally admits that the 9.7% unemployment rate is too low (some studies have put it at 16.8%) in this article here. They bury the hard bad news numbers rather than percentages but they do offer links, most of the article is "people's stories."


From Wesley Pruden over at The Washington Times, A crucial week for Obama's teleprompter

Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR) have a list of demands up titled, "WAFFLING ON PUBLIC OPTION IS NOT LEADERSHIP - AMERICA WANTS CLEAR GUARANTEES THAT PROTECT PATIENTS' RIGHTS" I'm not sure how they believe those demands can be met with the current direction healthcare reform is taking. Personally, I believe in sensible incremental steps starting with fixing the already existing government-run healthcare programs first.

Senate must raise debt ceiling above $12T. Or they could just stop spending OUR DAMN MONEY! Debt Be Not Proud: The Sorry Tale of America’s Out-of-control Spending.

When protest is uncool, &c.It's never "uncool" unless you are conservative?

Thousands take part in 'tea party' protest against high taxes in Morristown Slide show, no video. Here's JammieWearingFool's post on the Morristown TEA Party.

10,000 Americans Gather For Tea.

Issues, not politics, is their cup of Tea. An estimated 18,000 attend event at Voice of America Park in West Cherster Twp.

Tea Party Rally at the Capitol. This Saturday, Sept. 12th. Be there or be regulated!

How many unintended consequences of bad regulations do we have to live through before Congress stops using them to justify their existence? Read here to see how the latest regulation is making the housing market worse. And we trust these jokers to regulate our healthcare?

From National Affairs (a hot new conservative printing) comes this article from Volume 1 titled, "Who Killed California?". Wow! Excellent analysis and a terrible glimpse of our future if liberal/Progressive/socialists are allowed to do to the whole of the United States what they did to California.

Obama policies may lead US to third world status – Michael Moore to lead cheers celebrating death of capitalism until starving peasants come to eat his fat a** Lots of links and helpful hint for contacting your Congressional Representative.

Adam Smith would not be optimistic in today's economic world. Burke, of course, is weeping.

Barack Obama accused of making 'Depression' mistakes. Barack Obama is committing the same mistakes made by policymakers during the Great Depression, according to a new study endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan. Funny how Time magazine thought Obama as FDR was a good thing. YIKES!

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