Dec 02

What if we had to buy coffee like we have to with health insurance?

go here to see some of the ridiculous things the actual healthcare.gov website says. such as:

From the penalty page:

If someone who can afford health insurance doesn’t have coverage in 2014, they may have to pay a fee. They also have to pay for all of their health care.

Fantastic. I get to pay for my healthcare, which is fine, but then also a fee on top of that. Why would I have to pay a fee if I already am paying for my own healthcare?

The fee is sometimes called the “individual responsibility payment,” “individual mandate,” or penalty.

Wouldn’t paying for your own healthcare mean taking responsibility for your own healthcare? The fee doesn’t seem to do anything other than not go to your own healthcare.

 When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.

Because we are forced to….by the government.

Aug 30

A Half-Century Later, Still A Dream

Fifty years ago on the National Mall, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told a diverse audience that he had a dream of a nation where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” On the Aug. 28 anniversary of that iconic address, an audience marked by its lack of ideological diversity heard a succession of speakers bemoan the lack of economic process attained by blacks — this despite all the “advantages” that feel-good liberal government could dole out.

In 1963, King thundered about the injustice that “the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” Today, that island of poverty is the Democrats’ poverty plantation. Government handouts and a cynically played party loyalty system have yielded nothing more than slavery for many. They just don’t see it.

In the age of Obama, all things are political. While Republicans such as House leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor reportedly declined invitations to the ceremony, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the nation’s sole black senator, was snubbed. King was not a politician, but his legacy has become a political football. “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom,” he once reminded his listeners, “by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Yet bitterness and hatred seem to be all the leaders of today’s civil rights industry have to offer. Sadly, theirs is nothing more than a bald-faced betrayal of Dr. King’s dream.
Source: http://patriotpost.us/editions/19782#post-comment

Aug 30

Just cause for war action

“But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war.”
John Jay, Federalist No. 4, 1787

As noble as it sounds to punish Syria for the use of chemical weapons, is it just cause?

Aug 24

A truly talented con man

Economist Thomas Sowell: “Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people — most of whom do not have the time to become knowledgeable about the things he is talking about. Whether what he says bears any relationship to the facts is politically irrelevant. A talented con man, or a slick politician, does not waste his time trying to convince knowledgeable skeptics. His job is to keep the true believers believing. He is not going to convince the others anyway.”Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)