Tag Archives: Welfare

Stunning. When was your last vacation?

This came from a friend of mine in email. I’ve already shared it there and thought I’d share it here for those who might not have seen it. Really amazing where our money’s going.


Quote of the day – Ann Coulter

Democrats don’t resent “the rich” on behalf of the poor. They resent the rich on behalf of the government.

Read her column Human Events


More scary ObamaCare we never knew about comes to light

I believe that it only came to light yesterday because it only occurred to the regime’s collective mind over the weekend, after Rep. Ryan released his plan. This brilliant idea isn’t in the actual ObamCare bill.

In his speech yesterday, which was a poor attempt to rebut Rep. Paul Ryan’s much touted Path to Prosperity, Obama disclosed a new plan to the American people:

Fifteen members will serve on the Independent Payment Advisory Board [IPAD – dontcha love these government acronyms?], all appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. If per capita costs grow by more than GDP plus 0.5%, this board would get more power, including an automatic budget sequester to enforce its rulings. So 15 sages sitting in a room with the power of the purse will evidently find ways to control Medicare spending that no one has ever thought of before and that supposedly won’t harm seniors’ care, even as the largest cohort of the baby boom generation retires and starts to collect benefits. The Wall Street Journal

These are 15 UNELECTED “sages” who will be able to spend or not spend money, which  up  until now has been the job of Congress.

Let’s forego the obvious, that this is a stupid idea, and look at it as though it will really happen.

15 guys are appointed by the president to make these health decisions. When this president is gone, in 4 or 8  years and a new president comes in, a whole new bunch of wise men will be appointed.  Where’s the continuity in that? We are dealing with human beings who are making subjective decisions. It’s like musical chairs. They leave and new guys come take their place and all things will change again with every new butt that sits down.

It’s ridiculous. And it can be dangerous to the citizens. Imagine the malevolent chair sitters that might be appointed – guys who really don’t revere the Constitution or our republic, like for instance some of the czar’s that Obama has already appointed.

Obviously, this regime could not have thought this through. These people are supposed to be smart then I and I can see how stupid and unworkable, not to mention unfair, this idea is.

Seriously. Think about this. If you can’t see how unworkable, subjective and just plain goofy this whole idea is, then I’m a Chinese astronaut.


My new outrage: No insurance for a newborn

My beautiful, healthy new grandson will be on Medicaid. His parents are both fulltime working adults and they will have to put this child on government aide in order for him to get medical care.

I know this is true because we have called numerous insurance companies and have gotten the same response.  Today,  I called my congressman, Trent Franks office in DC and got the same answer. A child will no longer be able to get, for instance Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Every company Jane and her dad called told her the same thing: because of the new healthcare bill, they will no longer cover a child.

I can be covered, with an inoperable brain tumor but a healthy newborn child cannot. My congressman’s representative could not explain how that works. . .

Jane is a 2nd grade teacher and is insured through the school district but to add Alexander to that policy, it will cost her an additional $470/month. . . PER MONTH. This is the reason she has been searching for private insurance for him. When I told Jane that Medicaid was going to be her only option – before she had made a second call to any insurance company – she said “I don’t even know what that is.” I told her it was basically welfare and her response was “I’m not doing that. I work fulltime.”

This is the goal of the progressives: continue and reinforce the entitlement society. Put all new citizens on the government dole and if possible, do so from birth.

At this point, I am so angry I can’t think straight to write this blog.


Good Lord, what will they do in CA now that rationing is coming?

Governor Schwarzenegger is calling a special session of the state legislature to address a $6billion deficit with the goal of saving his state nearly $10billion dollars over the next 2 years.

And what will does he want to cut? Health and welfare services to millions of Californians. Arnold’s big plan is to limit doctor visits to 10/year and put a lid on prescriptions to citizens who are part of Medi-Cal, the state welfare service.

Rationing is beginning in the state with the 8th largest budget in the entire world and the largest illegal immigrant population (2.2million),  in the United States. At the cost of 2.2million illegals, the bona fide citizens of California will lose their benefits and their entitlements.

In a state with 3 large sanctuary cities – San Francisco, Los Angles and San Diego – most of them simply won’t mind giving up what they’ve been voting for themselves for years.


 

 


Daniel Hannan: Worth hearing again and last week in Atlanta at the Heritage Foundation

Hannan could be speaking to Obama and the Democrats in this very famous tirade:

Now, hear him last week at the Atlanta Heritage Foundation. Go to MyHeritage.org and sign in after clicking on his video on their home page. This man is such a phenomenal speaker and authority on American history. This video from last week in Atlanta is absolutely terrific. If you have time to listen, you won’t be disappointed.

“The worst impact of this growth of government is not – it’s chief ill is not that it makes the economy less competitive, it’s that it makes people less decent. It frays the bounds which used to tie society together.”

“My friends, you are not simply a random set of individuals born to another set of random individuals. You are the inheritors and the guardians of an exalted tradition.”   Daniel Hannan

hannan.co.uk


Michigan: a leftist utopia

I heard this on Rush and had to share the story.

[T]he fact that some seasonal landscaping workers choose to stay home and collect a check from the state, rather than work outside for a full week and spend money for gas, taxes and other expenses, raises questions about whether extended unemployment benefits give the jobless an incentive to avoid work.

Chris Pompeo, vice president of operations for Landscape America in Warren, said he has had about a dozen offers declined. One applicant, who had eight weeks to go until his state unemployment benefits ran out, asked for a deferred start date.

“It’s like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Pompeo said. “It’s frustrating. It’s honestly something I’ve never seen before. They say, ‘Oh, OK,’ like I surprised them by offering them a job.”

Some job applicants are asking to be paid in cash so they can collect unemployment illegally, said Gayle Younglove, vice president at Outdoor Experts Inc. in Romulus.

“Unfortunately, we feel the economy is promoting more and more people and companies to play the system and get paid or collect cash money so they don’t have to pay taxes,” Younglove said.

This is what decades of leftist government has done to Michigan. And Michiganders keep re-electing these politicians. Detroit closed 23 schools in the last 2 years and laid off thousands of teachers because there’s no money and more and more, there’s no population. The middle class is leaving in droves. And the wealthy almost don’t exist there anymore. What does that leave for the future of Detroit and Michigan?

A leftist utopia: a huge ghetto.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100510/BIZ/5100335#ixzz0nebXXtr1


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