Tuesday March 11, 2014
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So sorry to hear about your friends, Kim... our small business lost its coverage as well. They are saying that for every Obamacare enrollee with coverage, two others are left without. Worse yet, the president can stand before Congress and lie to the nation for an hour, and no one in any political party has the guts to call him on it. We've lost more than our insurance policies, Kim... much more... and it's time to set the wheels in motion to get it all back, with interest! Arizona has just become the 8th state to file an application for a Convention of States for approval by the legislature. This could be one of the most important events in modern political history... it's a solution as big as the problem ==> http://conventionofstates.com/
John Wiechmann in a nutshell: "Bush did it."
Cheers to Anita Christy! There is a solution as big as this problem ==> http://conventionofstates.com/
For more than half a century, the United States was known worldwide as the leader in medical care and research - the foremost developer of ground-breaking advances in the field, the destination for people from around the globe most in need of the best care available on the planet. But apparently that wasn't good enough for the Democrats... or Sylvia Freeman. Or, possibly it was TOO good. Now maybe they will all find solace as this once great industry settles unceremoniously into an insignificant mass of mediocrity, along with the rest of the Third World. Congratulations, Ms. Freeman, for your party's contribution toward the destruction of a nation... and thank you for illustrating exactly what Brenda Barton meant.
The Four Forest Restoration Initiative -
Goal: 45,000 acres cleared.
Reality: 1000 acres cleared.
Once again, the US Forest service hard at work spending our tax dollars is inefficiently as possible.
A solution as big as the problem ==> http://conventionofstates.com/
Changing the rules in the middle of the game? I'm shocked! And frankly, there's absolutely no reason for us to think that the Forest Service would act any differently than any other part of this administration... it's the new definition of "trickle down."
Hi Nancy... I'm sure Don can speak for himself, but it occurs to me that you may have completely missed the point that he was making - not that providing affordable health care to all Americans is a bad thing, but that the current system, Obamacare, is simply not the answer, and that it cannot nor will it ever be if its method of finance remains as it is currently structured.
I'm no math whiz, and I'm certainly not an insurance industry "expert," but it only seems sensible to me that if, as the actual figures reflect, the vast majority of enrollees are costing their insurance companies more than the government is paying (as is the case with Medicare), these insurance companies will have no recourse other than to dramatically increase premiums on everyone in the very near future, or go out of business.
I'm sure that, like me, you followed the development of this entitlement before it was passed by Congress and signed into law, so I probably don't need to tell you that there were other plans submitted to Congress for debate that were never even considered, plans that aimed at controlling the rate of increase in the cost of delivering health care, that addressed the health care needs of the poor, and did so without requiring a wholesale makeover of the health insurance industry.
In that these alternate plans proposed to provide a safety net of coverage for those who need it the most without bankrupting the industry, the economy or the treasury, and in light of recent real-world developments resulting in the "awakening" of some of Obamacare's previously most ardent supporters, I pray that we just might see a much less partisan re-examination of the issue back in DC, with an eye toward coming up with a genuine solution to the real problems, rather than a demonstrably flawed and quirky gimmick to redistribute wealth and ensure further division of the population at large.
Then, we might all not be healthy, but happy, too... happy that the taxes we all pay are going toward an efficient, effective and worthwhile endeavor.
Seems like Pete just can't write an article without mentioning "global warming" as if it's some sort of fact... guess he doesn't READ the news, just writes it.
By the way, Tom... if you know the federal government as well as you say you do, you also know that the only reason the Forest Service even held these "town hall" meetings is that it's just one more box that needed to be checked off in their inexorable march toward a predetermined outcome: Complete closure of the area for an undetermined period while they "analyze" the options, then total removal of any and all access from the Strawberry side, with extreme restrictions on access, if any at all, from Camp Verde. They have no money left, and must get by on even less in the foreseeable years to come. It's a matter of priorities, and as in all federal agencies, Priority Number One is survival of the bureaucracy. Again, I say let our own Parks system handle it so that we, the people, can enjoy, respect and support it.
Why the National Park Service? It's in Arizona... it's a unique area in this state... it's just by virtue of a federal land grab that it lies within the boundaries of a National Forest. If any government agency should be trusted with its stewardship, I would recommend the Arizona State Parks... just look at the excellent job they're doing with the rehabilitation and management Tonto Natural Bridge.
LOL! The moral here...? Make a decision... and make it one you can live with!
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