People and politicians are very much alike. If you want their attention, just hit ’em in the Pocketbook.
After offering the American people “hope and change”, America’s political leaders are dealing up those precious commodities in a kind of Zero Sum equation. If one had a Political Calculator, it might compute:
Hope + Change = Distrust + Insecurity
More specifically: Trust the Scoundrels + Hang On for dear life! This is as true in the forced US Health Care debate as anywhere. And it is forced indeed. With such a serious recession upon us, and stability not yet seen, why put 1/6th of America’s economy on the table for anything but the surest of help.
Today, to keep Obama’s “hope” alive requires that we trust politicians, their supporters and a news media who grow less trustworthy by the day. President Obama has more contradicting quotes on youtube, or any of a hundred blogs, than the most clever Atheist could find in the Bible. We are learning not to trust the man and his message, but to trust only that what he says will suit the audience of the day. Obama sang “Single Payer” [or die] to the SEIU choir in 2003.
Then came publicized reports last weekend that, due to markedly UNDERwhelming support, the “public option” was being dropped.
Today it’s a different tune again. Said President Obama regarding the “public option” on Thursday, “What we’ve said is we think that’s a good idea, but we haven’t said that that’s the only aspect of health insurance.” So, the public option – Government run Health Care – was once essential, then it was gone, now it’s still the plan or… is it just a good idea, or… umm, lemme see. Who’s the audience, and especially, who’s that in the front row with the fat checkbook, the first check being made out to ‘Congressional Elections 2010’? The next one to ‘Presidential Election 2012′?
We recently heard that the National Health Service in England was the 3rd largest employer in the world, after the Chinese Army and the Indian State Railways. 1,282,900 people in England’s jobs were with the NHS – 2% of the 59,000,000 population. (March 20, 2004 Times Online). Absolutely gargantuan, but this includes doctors and nurses.
Okay, a mere 205,000 were not directly involved in patient care. 0.3%. But if that were in the US today, such a bureaucracy would employ over 1 million people. And to whom would they make out their Union Dues checks?
But wait a minute… 84% of the NHS in England were “doctors, nurses, scientists and therapists”. Umm – are they typically unionized in the USA? Turns out, the nurse’s unions are doing quite nicely, thank you. About 20% of RN’s in the US are unionized. But not so much doctors or therapists. Let’s see, how about if they became government employees? With a unionization rate of over 40%, the “public option” would be quite a shot in the arm for the SEIU and other government unions!
So in the Health Care debate, not much is clear. But one thing is very clear indeed. The “public option” could immediately thrust many millions of nurses, doctors, technicians and even scientists into the card-carrying dues paying Union member rank and file. What would that mean for US Health Care?
So, what’s a self-repecting Constitutionalist and American Patriot to do? Well, why not hit ’em in the Pocketbook? The recent exodus of 60,000 from the AARP (American Association of Retired People) may be just the tip of the iceberg. I may be mistaken, but in the United States, union membership is not mandatory. Can somebody actually quit the union?
Unthinkable? Well, why not think again? Much is at stake.
Better yet, really hit ’em in the Voting Booth. You see, votes are a more precious commodity. They’re what people sometimes buy – the higher goal. But in America, the good ol’ folks are not stupid. Not now, not in 2010, not in 2012.
It’s quite funny… www.langid.net found the language for me, though!
Dear Tea Party Patriots,
Today, Saturday, June 27th, is a difficult day. Today, we realize that we’ve been had. Yesterday, Americans flooded Washington D.C. with faxes, phone calls, and emails telling their “representatives” (the term seems inappropriate now) to vote NO on cap and trade legislation. Yesterday, the American taxpayer was ignored; their opinion was dimissed by elitist politicians. Everyone who voted YES on cap and trade should be recalled.
We are calling for a statewide protest at the offices of every representative who voted YES on cap and trade legislation. Please make your voices heard like you did on April 15th! On Monday, June 29th, come to the offices of those who voted YES between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. OR 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring signs that tell of your extreme dissatisfaction with these representatives who betrayed us and went against our wishes.
If you live in McCotter’s district, please come out to any of the other districts to help protest. Forty-four Democrats DID NOT vote for cap and trade! They are to be applauded.
Here are the offenders and their office locations:
Mark Schauer–7th District
800 West Ganson
Jackson MI 49202
Phone: (517) 780-9075
Fax: (517) 780-9081
Gary Peters–9th District
560 Kirts #105
Troy MI 48084
Phone: (248) 273-4227
Fax: (248) 273-4704
John Dingell–15th District
19855 West Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124
23 East Front Street
Monroe, MI 48161
301 W. Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick–13th District
1274 Library, Suite 1-B
Detroit, MI 48226
Tel.: (313) 965-9004
Alt Tel.: (313) 965-9005
Fax.: (313) 965-9006
10600 W. Jefferson, Room 203
River Rouge, MI 48218
Tel: (313) 297-6951
Fax: (313) 297-6952
Let’s make our voices heard at the offices of Stabenow and Levin! Start faxing their offices until their toner runs out.
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Phone: (202) 224-4822
Fax: (202) 228-0325
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 203-1760
Southeast Michigan Office
243 W.Congress Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 961-4330
Senator Carl Levin:
Phone: (202) 224-6221
Fax: (202) 224-1388
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1860
Detroit, MI 48226-2576
Phone (313) 226-6020
Fax (313) 226-6948
124 W. Allegan Street, Suite 1810
Lansing, MI 48933-1716
Phone (517) 377-1508
Fax (517) 377-1506
Okay, 2010 platform ideas are needed. Key areas of focus I’ll just throw out, you the patriot (yeah, you!) add or subtract your serious contributions:
- Repeal Obama-Geithner Executive Fiats wreaking havoc with economy
- Constitutional Amendment preventing Socialism in America
- FAIR Tax
- Mandatory Sunset on ALL non-defense, non-infrastructure spending laws
- Term Limits for the US House
- 2/3 majority vote needed for continuation of overseas aid for non-allies (carefully defined). No new overseas aid as a policy.
- Defund and expel the United Nations from American soil
- Right to Life Amendment, Criminal prosecution for partial birth abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide or soliciting for them
- English language requirement to stay in US as Green Card, English required for citizenship, along with Founding Fathers’ history (passing grades only)
- English ONLY in all non-essential (careful def’n) government publications
- Return 50% of US land holdings to their rightful owners if possible, auction the rest: half to business, half of it in small parcels to citizens
- Keep EPA rules up to year 2000, with a joint business-present EPA panel to arbitrate issues (ie, a business take-over of the EPA)
Okay, have at it!!
Check this Digg link out… for clear answers to the Anti-Tea Party propoganda (i.e. “talking points”) of the left and/or ignorant… Thanks to Daily Uprising…
The costs of Cap and Trade – a very NON-transparent, insidious fee structure that really smells like a tax to me – has been revealed. Not only a broken campaign promise in spirit, but the Wall Street Journal says the estimated $ 3,100 per year per family is now likely to double or triple, in effect. Story here. Is there no way to constrain the tax-and-spenders with Constitution, laws or rules? But, we have to try!!
Prepare and share YOUR vision for restoring the United States and our constitution to their rightful place under God, and above all tyrants, un-elected officials and especially dishonest, donor-obliged politicians.
Just briefly answer this short question. “How do we get out of this mess?”
If you want, go to foundingfathers.info and send a free e-card (or three), to invite family and friends to join the 2010 Vision team – to build a successful vision for 2010!