Thursday, November 12, 2009

I know that it has been almost three months since I posted anything. I absolutely apologize to everyone who checks in from time to time to read my opinions on things. But, between my retirement from the Navy, family visiting and getting started in my new career (yes, I actually was able to find a job in this economy and I thank God every single day for that), it has just been absolutely hectic in my life. But, don't worry too much, I have been paying attention to what is going on in this crazy time we live in.

Before I get to my opinions, I want to say a thank you to everyone who prayed and are praying for me and my family as we have set out on this new adventure in life. You have no idea how much it means to us. The second thing I would like to do is to recognize the men and women I have served with. There are too many to list here, but, rest assured, I would not have had the successful career I had without them. And, lastly, my family. From seeing my dad so proud and full of emotion, that I actually saw him speechless, to my lovely wife and children who have had to put up with my emotional roller coaster (especially the past few months), the support they have provided me is priceless and means more to me than any of them will ever know, or I could ever tell them. Thank You all.

Now, on with business. I have been paying attention. I even watched CSPAN on the computer this past Saturday to watch that joke of process they like to call the legislative process as they voted on that monstrosity of a health care bill. It was a joke. I truly don't know how they ever get anything done. It amazes me, every time I venture to watch them, how the person with the gavel can claim that "a sufficient number having stood" when he NEVER even looks up from the podium.

In case you didn't know, here are a few highlights from the 1900 page document that not too many of them have even read.
- One of the many ways they are going to pay for this, is to repeal tax cuts for EVERYONE. In other words.....RAISE TAXES. The very thing that that king liberal promised wouldn't happen.
- Something I just found out. If you remember the idea that if you failed to buy health insurance then you would have to pay a fine when you filed your taxes, forget it. If you don't buy health insurance, YOU WILL GO TO JAIL!! Nancy Pelosi just got done saying that her bill was fair when asked about this.
- Right now, there is an amendment that would ban all federal funding of abortions. Some say that this is the same thing as saying that abortions are illegal. Are they kidding? Are they delusional? Since when does holding back federal funding make something illegal? Anyway, it really doesn't make a difference because they put it in there just to get the pro-life democrats to vote for it. They plan on removing it from the final bill.

That's enough. These alone make me mad enough. They say that they are worried about the people who can't afford health care. Then, they need to do something about the cost of liability insurance the doctors need to pay to cover them for malpractice. I am not saying that doctors are perfect and that none of them should ever get sued (there are bad apples in every bunch), but, the threat of malpractice suits means that the doctors have to have so much malpractice insurance that that is the major cost that they have to cover when they charge us so much. It is well over the cost of a procedure.

As far as going to jail for not having health insurance, this bill will still not cover about 65 million people. Some of these people will still not be able to afford health insurance. Are they going to throw 65 million people in jail? How fair is that Nancy?

I am not even going to go into the abortion debacle.

One of the democrats biggest attack on those of us who are apposed to their health care bureaucracy is that the Republicans haven't come up with anything. Well, they had a bill that would have nullified the democrat's monstrosity. I didn't totally agree with that one either, but, it was MUCH better than the alternative. And, it wouldn't have cost $1Trillion either. They also want to blame Republicans for their having such a difficult time in passing some of the things that the far left wants to force down our throats. Well, just in case you haven't been paying attention, they don't need any of the Republicans and they know it. They don't consult with the Republicans on anything. Sure, the Senate will throw an occasional bone to the likes of Olympia Snowe and Lindsey Graham for some added insurance, but, truly, they don't need them. There are enough Democrats in both houses to do whatever they want. They are starting to have problems convincing people within their own party.

By the way, we all need to watch out for this trick in the Senate. Watch for the Senator that will vote for cloture on a bill and then not vote for the bill. See, many people believe that the Senate needs 60 votes to pass a bill. This is not the case. They need 60 votes to stop debate on the bill. This is called cloture and it is how they get around the filibuster. Once this happens they only need a simple majority. So, be careful of Senators saying that they didn't vote for something, yet they helped pave the way for it to pass.

Please, make sure that your representatives know how you feel, and remind them that they work for us.

I will be up on here much more often, now. I promise.


Krys72599 said...

Welcome back!
We've missed you.
Thanks for cutting through all the media garbage and summarizing it, neat and simple, for those of us so darn tired of hearing about it.
You know what I noticed the other day?
I noticed that whenever I hear BO's voice, I can't help myself - my hand involuntarily turns off the TV or the radio - like Pavlov's dogs, I'm trained to do it!!!