Daily Archives: March 14, 2010

Take care of yourself and your own: leave the Constitution intact

I swear by my life and my love for it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for  mine. Ayn Rand/Atlas Shrugged

rant/I am so tired of hearing sad health care stories, that include human props. Everyone has a story or knows someone who has one. Does that mean that my sad tale should effect the entire nation? Should I make everyone else responsible for whatever happens to me? Why should anyone else pay for me?

I have BlueCross/BlueShield. I like my policy. I pay for it privately because I want a better policy than my employer offers. I’ve written about this before. There was a 6 month stretch when I didn’t have insurance, because I was too lazy to fill out the forms and send them in. It was 2006 and I had seen a doctor once in 2003 and once in 1994. I was simply never sick and thought I had plenty of time to get my coverage taken care of.

This was my fault and I am responsible for it.

When I was approved, it turned out to be the very day I went in to surgery for a tumor biopsy. BC/BS didn’t know that. They had no idea that I had been diagnosed with a brain tumor 3 days before. But because of my laziness, it was considered a pre-existing condition and they covered nothing that first year.

My neurosurgeon knew that I had no insurance. He knew how to get around that so that I could have the surgery. He trusted that I would pay him every dime I owed him too, although it might take me years to do so. He cost me $8000 but he got paid.

In fact, that first year cost us over $70,000. I lost track but I know that in the first year, I had one CT scan and at least 7 MRIs. I had to pay cash up front for every MRI. I  had a $17,000 helicopter ride and a $700 ambulance bill. It took over 2 years to pay all these bills.

Who but me should be responsible for all this? Why should anyone else have to foot this bill? Learn a lesson from me and see what laziness costs.

Yes, health care is expensive in America. Yes, there are many who are not as fortunate as I am. But I made choices in my life that helped prepare me for, at the time, this kind of life altering event. I went to college and I have a profession. I married a man who was ambitious and had the foresight to prepare us financially for this kind of situation.

Yes, I feel badly for those who are less fortunate than I am. But should I expect the entire nation to sacrifice their inalienable rights for me? How did we survive before FDR? We took care of ourselves and our own families. What a concept. In addition, we had and still have charitable organizations who assist those in dire need.

I am sick and tired of these politicians trotting out children and women who have hard luck stories that are supposed to tug at our heartstrings and make us want to give up all our liberties to save them. This kind of spectacle does nothing but cause resentment. I expect NO ONE to do that for me and I am not going to do it for anyone else.

No one should be expected to give up their constitutional rights under any circumstances, for any one. And no one should be coerced to do so by slimball politicians carting out human props in front of the camera. /end of rant

John Podesta new panelist on Fox News Sunday?

Hell really has frozen over!

John Podesta with communist Van Jones

Podesta served on the staff of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) from 1981 to 1988. Leahy was an early advocate of circumventing the U.S. Constitution by gaining control over federal courts. Podesta assisted Leahy in pioneering the indiscriminate smearing and filibustering of any and all Republican judicial nominees — a practice previously unknown in Washington.

In 1988 Podesta teamed up with his brother Anthony to form the Washington lobbying firm Podesta Associates. One of their first clients was Michael Dukakis. John Podesta served as opposition research director — commonly dubbed a “dirt digger” — for Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign.

From Discoverthenetworks.org

The Soft Bigotry of the Democrats abortion legislation

[Congressman Bart] Stupak offers an interesting take on why [democrat] party leaders don’t want his effort to succeed.  “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue – come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”

If this quote doesn’t say it all about the purpose behind this health care bill, nothing does. If this statement does not make it clear that this party is dominated by a culture of death, nothing does. But more still, it really paints the democrats as a party of bigotry and racial controls.

Whose abortions do the Dems want us to pay for? That would be the poor. They want to control the population of the “poor.” Who are the poor in this country? Mostly minorities: the very people the dems claim to be protecting and helping are the very people they want to eliminate. By funding and making abortions easier, more accessible and paid for, they will be aiding in the elimination of the very people whose votes they court.

From The Center for Bio-Ethical Reforms: “Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.” Nearly 49% of all abortions are obtained by women whose family income is less than $30,000/year, only 14% by those whose family income is over $60,000.

This is the “soft bigotry” that George W. Bush talked about. And what’s more perplexing is that this legislation is supported by… MINORITIES and their messiah, Obama – a half-black man! It’s astounding that the statists have convinced minorities that they are “looking out for them” when in truth they are covertly producing legislation that will slowly eliminate them!

And the very organization that assists with “women in need” is “excited” to be taking money to abort minority babies!