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If You Don’t Want To Keep The Job

It’s a simple four step process:

Step 1: Do some stuff that makes your opponents really mad.

Step 2: Put your junk in that box.

Step 3: Do things that make many of the people who defended you in Step 1 really mad.

Step 4: Figure out a way to piss off the people who will blindly support you no matter what.

That last step is pretty tough to accomplish, but he has a year and a half to find a way to do it. Remember, we elected this guy because of his unbelievable intellectual prowess, so he’ll surely be able to stratergize a plan of action.

Don’t give up Hope.

The Gov’ment Should Do Something (Part CMXXII)

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Healthcare: Time to Start Over

After all, isnt it better to get it done right than to just get it done?

If I thought it would do any good, I’d link to this article and suggest you read it. I’m worried we are collectively going on several faulty assumptions:

  1. Getting health insurance for people is the primary objective
  2. It’s the role of government to achieve this
  3. It must be done immediately. When I say “immediately” I mean “before the next election.”

Bill To Allow Tax Deduction For Health Care!

Finally, a bill has been proposed that would allow you to deduct medical expenses from your tax bill!

Oh, not your medical expenses and insurance. This is for your pet’s expenses. You would still subject to these rules:

You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income.

Of course, employers get to deduct the full amount of the premiums for providing health insurance, but if you decide to buy it yourself you don’t get the same benefit. And it would be ludicrous to propose such a thing for people until those benefits have first been given to dogs and cats.

If this bill passes, what’s the over/under on how long it will take for video to be released showing ACORN workers encouraging people to claim 3 of 13 nonexistent exotic pets smuggled in from Central America as dependents in order to get a tax break?

The Genius of Corrine Brown

I want to gradulate Corrine Brown on her successful appearance on Jacksonville radio this morning. I only wish there was video to go with this. She really needs her own morning show.

Part I, PartII, Part III, Part IV

I’m not able to decode many of her “answers” into anything that even approach a complete thought, but there on some new terms, questions, and turn of phrase introduced in this discussion:

  • “That’s a one singer…we provide that service”
  • “How come your state dead last?”
  • “The grass need to be cut..that’s what stimulate the economy and get us rollin'”
  • “It’s really no one bullet answer.”
  • “…cars that are more environmental conscious.”

I really hope she runs for Senate so I’ll have an opportunity to vote against her.

More Right Wing Propoganda

It’s coming once again from that mouthpiece for the Republican Party, Fox News CNN Money–5 key freedoms you LOSE under Obama’s health care:

  • Freedom to choose what’s in your plan
  • Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
  • Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
  • Freedom to keep your existing plan
  • Freedom to choose your doctors

If that’s too much reading for you, George Michael has a little sumpin’ to say about it. Plus there are pretty girls.

Health Care Reform’s Effects on Lobbying Activity

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em and Then Say You Beat ‘Em

Any move toward greater government involvement in health-care is going to lead toward increased health-care lobbying of government.

Interesting.

If I didn’t know for a fact that every single member of Congress is there for no other reason than to do what is best for the long term strength of the country, I’d say the whole discussion of health care reform was nothing more than an attempt to shake down the health care industry.

But I know better than that.

Education, Health Care Summary

From the Liberty Papers

Education is not one-size-fits-all. We need to stop pretending that we can make it so.

The same goes for healthcare.

It all boils down to choice, choice, choice. I wonder how many people would be mad if they all of a sudden only had one or two soft drinks to choose from. I bet we’d see some action on that issue!

Of course, there’s much more to the post, but that pretty much sums it up.

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