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Keep up the pressure

The Tea Party Movement and the recent elections are having an effect. If your Representative is on this list, be sure and register your opposition to H.R. 3962. Of course you will never see it before the vote. Original chart of house bill and revised Pelosi chart.



Anthem for “We the People” by Mack Hayes – Tea Party salute.

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AP (and others) are hearing that AARP will endorse House health care bill

AP Logo ImageWASHINGTON — Officials are telling The Associated Press that AARP, the seniors’ lobby, will endorse the health care overhaul bill that House Democrats are preparing to take to the floor.

Officials with knowledge of the group’s decision told The Associate Press on Wednesday that the senior’s lobby has decided to give the $1.2 trillion measure its seal of approval. An announcement is expected Thursday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not been made.

The endorsement, in advance of floor votes as early as this weekend, would be a major boost for President Barack Obama’s signature issue.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Why would the AARP endorse a bill that will take 400 Billion, or more, out of Medicare? The cynic replies: “Obviously they think they can sell more Medicare Gap insurance to their members.” Some examples of AARP treatment of Seniors.

Update: AARP announcement today 5/11/09 at 11:30 am EST.


Another trick for “We the People”

The Pelosi bill is only posted for a short time and already some of us dumb folks are pouring over it. For example, we know that the word “shall” appears 3,425 times in the 1,990 pages. That is 1.72 times per page. But if that isn’t enough to rile you up, try this from Big Government.

The health care bill recently unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is over 1,900 pages for a reason. It is much easier to dispense goodies to favored interest groups if they are surrounded by a lot of legislative legalese. For example, check out this juicy morsel to the trial lawyers (page 1431-1433 of the bill):

Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.

If there was any doubt that this is a bill written by lobbyists behind closed doors, consider this as Exhibit A. Certainly more to follow. Not only are they protecting their friends in the future, but they are seeking retribution or reversal of the past. Two states that would be affected – California and Texas. Audacity has officially crossed the line to arrogance.


Happy Halloween! Treat or Trick?

Just in time for Halloween, the US House releases H.R. 3962 (IH), Affordable Health Care for America Act. The word Affordable almost certainly means the bill is ghoulishly misnamed. It is mostly trick and very little treat. To keep the cost under one trillion, they kicked out the decade doctor fix of just under 250 billion, stole 400 to 500 billion from Medicare, and promise billions in savings by eliminating fraud and abuse. You can download it from Open Congress (PDF) and US Government Printing Office (text/html or PDF) – all 1,990 pages. And to get “good” numbers from CBO, like the Senate plan, they tax for several years before starting the spending. So if you don’t really start the plan until 2013, would it not be a good idea to get the cost for 2013 to 2023? If you keep the cost under one trillion by counting 10 years of revenue and only 6 or 7 years of expense, that isn’t funny math, it is a blatant LIE! And there is noting in the bill to “bend the curve” of rising health care costs. Like all the rest of these plans, the supporters assume that a single payer government plan will be the final outcome and costs will be contained by rationing. A better name might be, “Welcome to the future worst HMO you could ever imagine”.

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Ronald Reagan speaks out against socialized medicine.

Ronald Reagan speaks out against socialized medicine. A modernly relevant portion of a 1961 LP recorded by Ronald Reagan. In this recording, Reagan warned that socialized medicine would curtail Americans’ freedom and that “pretty soon your son won’t decide when he’s in school, where he will go or what he will do for a living. He will wait for the government to tell him.”

Ronald Reagan clearly unfolds how social medicine encroaches upon Americans’ freedoms. Whether deliberately advancing socialization under the guise of humanitarian effort, or simply instituting another social program with reduced individual freedoms following in its wake, socialized medicine will lead to the erosion of every American’s God given rights and freedoms.

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Looks like the bet now is Cap & Trade will not pass

Market Confidence Low: Carbon Credits now worth 25 cents, were at $7 in 2008. (Bubble done burst!)

CCX Carbon Credits falling


Three sites to keep track of Congress

Here are three sites that allow you to follow the money, bills, and your legislators. All are non-profit.

Open Congress – You can track bills and legislators

Open Secrets – Follow the money, or where does your legislator get their money?

Taxpayers for Common Sense – Generally follows the cost of government; One example is earmarks!

Following these three sites would be a full time job!


Hedrick David’s let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it.

August 22, 2009


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HedrickDavid’s Channe
I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.


Congress critters whose terms are ending in 2010


This is the list of Congress critters whose terms are ending in 2010. Is one of yours here? If so, and you are not intimately familiar with how they have voted to represent your rights and interests, you can find that information easily enough here. Conversely, if you have a good representative, let them know you will support them in 2010; praise for good work can never be said too much. All terms ending in 2010 can be found at the Tea Party Patriots website.

State What Congress Critter Party Status (as of this writing)
AK Senate Lisa Murkowski R
AL House Artur Davis D To run for Governor of Alabama.
AL Senate Richard Shelby R Running for reelection
AR Senate Blanche Lincoln D Running for reelection
AZ Senate John McCain R Running for reelection
CA Senate Barbara Boxer D Running for reelection
CO Senate Michael Bennet D Running for election
CT Senate Chris Dodd D Running for reelection
DE Senate Ted Kaufman D Retiring
FL House Kendrick Meek D To run for the U.S. Senate.
FL Senate Mel Martinez R Retiring
FL House Adam Putnam R To run for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.
GA Senate Johnny Isakson R Running for reelection
HI Senate Daniel Inouye D Running for reelection
HI House Neil Abercrombie D To run for Governor of Hawaii.
IA Senate Chuck Grassley R
ID Senate Mike Crapo R
IL Senate Roland Burris D
IN Senate Evan Bayh D
KS Senate Sam Brownback R Retiring
KS House Jerry Moran R To run for the U.S. Senate.
KS House Todd Tiahrt R To run for the U.S. Senate.
KY Senate Jim Bunning R Running for reelection
LA Senate David Vitter R Running for reelection
MD Senate Barbara Mikulski D
MI House Pete Hoekstra R To run for Governor of Michigan.
MO Senate Kit Bond R Retiring
MO House Roy Blunt R To run for the U.S. Senate.
NC Senate Richard Burr R
ND Senate Byron Dorgan D
NH House Paul Hodes D To run for the U.S. Senate.
NH Senate Judd Gregg R Likely retiring
NV Senate Harry Reid D Running for reelection
NY Senate Chuck Schumer D
NY Senate Kirsten Gillibrand D
OH Senate George Voinovich R Retiring
OK Senate Tom Coburn R
OK House Mary Fallin R To run for Governor of Oklahoma.
OR Senate Ron Wyden D
PA Senate Arlen Specter R Running for reelection
SC Senate Jim DeMint R
SC House Gresham Barrett R To run for Governor of South Carolina.
SD Senate John Thune R Running for reelection
TN House Zach Wamp R To run for Governor of Tennessee.
UT Senate Bob Bennett R Running for reelection
VT Senate Patrick Leahy D
WA Senate Patty Murray D
WI Senate Russ Feingold D Running for reelection

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