Friday, August 21, 2009

Quote of the Day: Michele Bachmann

The great Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said this on Hannity's radio show on Tuesday:
"That's why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to melt the phone lines of their liberal members of Congress," said Bachmann, "and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

39% to 47% of Americans are Just Plain Smart!!

A recent poll has come out, supporting much of what we have been saying here at the CLF.

Q2 Do you support or oppose President Obama’s health care
plan, or do you not have an opinion?
Support ........ 40%
Oppose .......... 47%
No Opinion.............. 13%

Q3 Do you think the government should stay out of Medicare?
Yes ............... 39%
No................... 46%
Not Sure............ 15%

Some smarty-pants has been coming on the CLF site and giving us a hard time about our health care plan. Well, for one, its better than ObamaCare as we laid out in a very long piece that this smarty-pants probably didn't read. And next, number two, most people agree with us that we need to keep the government out of our health care. One of our oldest members, Maek, has been on Medicare for nearly 20 years and is just scared to death that Obama's government bureaucrats are going to get their government hands on his health care. I for one am not just going to let Obama do that without a fight!!

Good thing a majority (47%) now opposes ObamaCare. And 39% want government out of our Medicare, with another 15% that could be persuaded to our line of thinking.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Proposed CLF Health Care Plan

Lately the liberals and Socialist/Fascist/Marxists have been complaining that the good conservatives don't have a health care plan. Well that is just a bunch of hooey! We have plenty of ideas that have been promoted, such as saying NO!! to a socialist government takeover of our Medicare. The White House has gone so far as to create an enemies list of health care opponents. That is just outrageous and there was nothing like that in the Bush Administration that is for sure.

The White House has also laid out three sets of eight points on health care, which is kind of ironic that they chose 3 8's. Seems like they should have chose three sets of six points, if you get my drift. And I think you do. Anyway, we here at the CLF have modified their points to craft our own agenda, and one that I think will catch on with the hard-working folks that dominate these town meetings. Its amazing that they are able to attend all these daytime meetings, what with their job schedules and money spent by their grassroots efforts to buy ad space at a moments notice.

Anyway, here is our completely original plan, with some much-needed editing of that Socialist Leninist ObamaCare plan pushed by that Kenyan Moslim in the White House.


Conservatives Loving Freedom
Health Care Plan - August 2009
President and CEO - Reginald C. Newton
Co-President and Treasurer - Michelle Bennett
Secretary and Proof Reader - Marvene Letard

8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage, because everyone has coverage anyway, all they have to do is go to the emergency room.

1. End Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited prevented on a voluntary basis from refusing you coverage because of your medical history.

Making things voluntary is best as business works best under the unrestricted confines of a truly free market. There should be no penalties if an insurance company does not comply with this voluntary provision, but may incur harsh scolding. Discrimination still permitted for all persons suspected of being or resembling an illegal immigrant.

2. Tort Reform to Cut Costs. Also Something Called Portability. Ends Exorbitant Out-of-Pocket Expenses, Deductibles or Co-Pays: Insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses.

Tort Reform NOW!! Bogus lawsuits are what causing all the costs to go up, which forces these good Americans at Cigna to pass on these costs via deductibles and co-pays. These may be ended when a reasonable cap on injury or death, such as the 250k proposed by tort reformers, is put in place.

3. Ends Cost-Sharing for Preventive Care Illegal Immigrants: Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help you prevent illness, such as mammograms or eye and foot exams for diabetics refuse to pay for any health care to illegals. That, and lawsuits, is what is driving up costs, that is a fact!!

4. Ends dropping of Coverage ObamaCare death panels for Seriously Ill: Insurance companies Obama will be prohibited from dropping or watering down insurance coverage euthanizing Grandma and Trig Palin, as well as for those who become seriously ill.

5. Ends Gender Discrimination Against Males: Insurance companies will be prohibited from charging you more infringing on your God-given rights of dominion over family members because of your male gender.

Unmarried women and their progeny will not be covered, which will end the discrimination against men. Married women will be covered under their husbands' or fathers' policies. Homosexuals, union members, community organizers, and ACORN activists will not be eligible for health insurance.

6. Ends Annual or Lifetime Caps on Coverage and Tax/Trade: Insurance companies will be prevented from placing annual or lifetime caps on the coverage you receive. Cap and Tax/Trade will be eliminated, because its another socialistic boondoggle meant to enrich Gorey and his ilk. The actual effect of Cap and Tax/Trade on health care costs is uncertain and beyond the scope of this bill, but warrants mentioning anyway.

7. Extends Coverage for Young Adults in traditional, God-fearing families led by legal citizens: Children would continue to be eligible for family coverage through the age of 26. Only children of married, working parents will be covered in order to exclude illegals, because illegals don't work and just get welfare somehow.

8. Guarantees Insurance Renewal and Patient/Doctor Relationship: Insurance companies will be required to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full. Insurance companies won't be allowed to refuse renewal because someone became sick.

Insurance companies cannot force policy holders to renew the policy and you can choose your doctor. Keeping some government bureaucrat out of the patient/doctor relationship is the first concern. Your doctor will be required to comply with whatever constraints your insurance company deems necessary. Doctors should continue to consult with claims adjusters to ensure that the proposed treatments or procedures are within the policy guidelines. Said guidelines will still be written solely by insurance companies under no constraint or regulation given our commitment to truly free markets. Failure to comply with said constraints supersedes the first sentence of this paragraph, which may result in your exclusion from the policy. Even if this happens, as long as we have a truly free market, competitive insurance companies will just suddenly pop up, thus insuring those that are excluded.

Don't learn more and get details (its all liberal lies):

8 common myths FACTS about health insurance reform ObamaCare

1. Reform ObamaCare will stop start "rationing" - not increase it: It’s a myth FACT that reform ObamaCare will mean a "government takeover" of health care or lead to "rationing." To the contrary, reform will forbid many forms of rationing that are currently being used by insurance companies. Rationing doesn't happen now, that is for sure.

2. We can’t afford reform: It's the status quo we can't afford. It’s a myth FACT that reform will bust the budget. To the contrary, the President Barak Hussain Obama has not identified ways to pay for the vast majority of the up-front costs by cutting waste, fraud, and abuse within existing government health programs; ending big subsidies to insurance companies; and increasing efficiency with such steps as coordinating care and streamlining paperwork. In the long term, reform can't help bring down costs that will otherwise lead to a fiscal crisis.

3. Reform would encourage "euthanasia": It does not. It’s a malicious myth FACT that reform ObamaCare would encourage or even require euthanasia for seniors. For seniors who want to consult with their family and physicians about end-of life decisions, reform ObamaCare will help to cover these voluntarymandatory, private televised "consultations" for those who want help with these ram-rod through a bureaucrats decision to euthanize your mawmaw over your own personal and difficult family decisions.

4. Vets' health care is safe and sound going to be destroyed by ObamaCare: It’s a myth FACT that health insurance reform ObamaCare will affect veterans' access to the care they get now. To the contrary, the President's budget significantly expands coverage under the VA, extending care to 500,000 more veterans who were previously excluded. The VA Healthcare system will continue to be available for all eligible veterans. Obama is a secret Moslim who is wanting to destroy America from within so his Islamic terrorist buddies, like Bill Ayers, can defeat our sickened troops!!

5. Reform will benefit totally burden small business - not burden it: It’s a myth FACT that health insurance reform ObamaCare will hurt small businesses. To the contrary, reform will ease the burdens on small businesses, provide tax credits to help them pay for employee coverage and help level the playing field with big firms who pay much less to cover their employees on average. Obama is going to force employers to provide health insurance coverage for their employees, or at least force all the employees into a government socialized plan, or something else nefarious. McCain had some good ideas on health care, too bad he didn't win.

6. Your Medicare is not safe, and not stronger with reform: It’s myth FACT that health insurance reform ObamaCare would be financed by cutting Medicare benefits. To the contrary, reform will improve the long-term financial health of Medicare, ensure better coordination, eliminate waste and unnecessary subsidies to insurance companies, and help to close the Medicare "doughnut" hole to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors. Obama wants to put the government control over our Medicare. Good thing our good Republicans are here to protect Medicare, seeing as how they were all for it initially and have done great things to ensure its solvency.

7. You can't keep your own insurance: It’s myth FACT that reform ObamaCare will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them. Also, death panels. DEATH PANELS!!!!

8. NoYes, government will not do anything do bad stuff with your bank account: It is an absurd myth FACT that government will be in charge of your bank accounts. Health insurance reform will simplify administration, making it easier and more convenient for you to pay bills in a method that you choose. Just like paying a phone bill or a utility bill, you can pay by traditional check, or by a direct electronic payment. And forms will be standardized so they will be easier to understand. The choice is up to you – and the same rules of privacy will apply as they do for all other electronic payments that people make. Your medical records are going to be online! We, as Republicans, are VERY concerned about our privacy, as we have been, consistently and continuously, for many years.

Learn more and get details: (Do not go here, more lies!!)

8 There Are No Reasons We Need Health Insurance Reform ObamaCare Now Ever!!

1. Coverage Denied to Millions: A recent national survey estimated that 12.6 million non-elderly adults – 36 percent of those who tried to purchase health insurance directly from an insurance company in the individual insurance market – were in fact discriminated against because of a pre-existing condition in the previous three years or dropped from coverage when they became seriously ill. Learn more:

2. Less Care for More Costs: With each passing year, Americans are paying more for health care coverage. Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums have nearly doubled since 2000, a rate three times faster than wages. In 2008, the average premium for a family plan purchased through an employer was $12,680, nearly the annual earnings of a full-time minimum wage job. Americans pay more than ever for health insurance, but get less coverage. Learn more:

3. Roadblocks to Care for Women: Women’s reproductive health requires more regular contact with health care providers, including yearly pap smears, mammograms, and obstetric care. Women are also more likely to report fair or poor health than men (9.5% versus 9.0%). While rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure are similar to men, women are twice as likely to suffer from headaches and are more likely to experience joint, back or neck pain. These chronic conditions often require regular and frequent treatment and follow-up care. Learn more:

4. Hard Times in the Heartland: Throughout rural America, there are nearly 50 million people who face challenges in accessing health care. The past several decades have consistently shown higher rates of poverty, mortality, uninsurance, and limited access to a primary health care provider in rural areas. With the recent economic downturn, there is potential for an increase in many of the health disparities and access concerns that are already elevated in rural communities. Learn more:

5. Small Businesses Struggle to Provide Health Coverage: Nearly one-third of the uninsured – 13 million people – are employees of firms with less than 100 workers. From 2000 to 2007, the proportion of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based health insurance fell from 66% to 61%. Much of this decline stems from small business. The percentage of small businesses offering coverage dropped from 68% to 59%, while large firms held stable at 99%. About a third of such workers in firms with fewer than 50 employees obtain insurance through a spouse. Learn more:

6. The Tragedies are Personal: Half of all personal bankruptcies are at least partly the result of medical expenses. The typical elderly couple may have to save nearly $300,000 to pay for health costs not covered by Medicare alone. Learn more:

7. Diminishing Access to Care: From 2000 to 2007, the proportion of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based health insurance fell from 66% to 61%. An estimated 87 million people - one in every three Americans under the age of 65 - were uninsured at some point in 2007 and 2008. More than 80% of the uninsured are in working families. Learn more:

8. The Trends are Troubling: Without reform, health care costs will continue to skyrocket unabated, putting unbearable strain on families, businesses, and state and federal government budgets. Perhaps the most visible sign of the need for health care reform is the 46 million Americans currently without health insurance - projections suggest that this number will rise to about 72 million in 2040 in the absence of reform.

Again, don't go here to Learn more:

Case Closed.

Nuff Said.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Power to the People!!!

The past few weeks have shown what a grassroots, horizontal, spontaneous uprising of totally independent citizens groups can do. These patriotic Americans have done us all the good service of demanding of our Democrat congresspeople about important things that impact all of us, like Obama's refusal to show his birth certificate, or the incontrovertible fact that ObamaCare has a provision that creates a death panel that will probably elect to kill your grandparent/great aunt/developmentally disabled child. As the very smart Sarah Palin (R - Everywhere) put it recently on the ultra-professional social networking site Facebook....

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Well I for one am not just going to stand pat while Obama tries to ration health care from Trig Palin. Sarah just goes to show how classy and down-home American she is. She is like the friendliest politician (after Mike Huckabee), so you know Obama must really be doing something real bad for Sarah to make a big deal about it. And how dare Obama specifically attack little Trig by having several committees in Congress write various versions of a bill that is yet to be written or fully debated, the details of which have been explained to us by serious and dedicated journalists like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. Thank God for these great Americans. Without them, we might not know all the facts.

And in honor of Mrs. Palin's call to action (read her post, it gives credit to Michelle Bachmann!!), me and other members of the CLF made a visit to our local congresspersons office and spoke to a very nice but not very helpful staffer. This despite our busy work schedules and various doctor visits. Michelle was even able to make a few posters for our trip! I hope to have the rush transcript of that up soon. However, I think Marvene is typing it up, and she's a real stickler for grammar and spelling, so it may take a while to get the transcript up. Possibly some audio too, but I'm not sure you can hear much over all the yelling.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sarah Palin's High School Grades

The commie loving liberals have attacked the God Fearing Birthers with allegations that our favorite girl, Sarah Palin, never attended high school. So I am posting her transcript from 1982. Granted, she was not setting the world on fire back then with her grades, but she was attending. I'm sure she was too busy with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to worry about that silly foreign language. Was probably Russian.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

When Scientists Attack

Some of you may remember a recent post of mine attacking supposed polling of alleged scientists and their reported opinions on social topics. Therein, the radical liberal views of scientists, like believing in the global warming hoax, was promoted. At first, I doubted that these numbers were true, given the dominance of Rush Limbaugh listeners in the vicinity of my cubicle at the IT department. However, with the appointment of John Holdren to dark-lord science Czar, I fear that the evil forces promoting the evolutionism lie are winning out.

Seems this guy, Holdren, supported radical measures in a book he cowrote called Ecoscience. That right there tells me he's a radical eco-nut who loves trees more than people. And that's proven by several lines included in this 1000 page book he cowrote with 2 other people. And the smart folks at the totally not radical Washington Times have exposed his radical agenda.

John P. Holdren, named as Mr. Obama's science "czar" earlier this year, described this in a book he wrote with Paul Ehrlich -- author of the "Population Bomb," which predicted masses would starve due to exploitation of resources through the 1980s -- about the world's rapidly increasing population. In the 1977 tome "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," Mr. Holdren and Mr. Ehrlich, in addition to Mr. Ehrlich's wife, Anne, considered various ways to keep growth in check.

Several selections from the book have been highlighted at blogs critical of Mr. Holdren, particularly passages that appear to advocate sterilization, forced abortions and consideration of an "armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force" for population enforcement capabilities.

And this is the man that Barak Hussain Obama wants to install as a Czar over science. A czar is like a Russian dictator, which means Barak is a commie, and appointing czars is something that no president ever did before now.

This radical agenda, promoted only 32 short years ago in a book 1000 pages long coauthored by 2 other people in a section in one chapter about options for population control, clearly shows that Holdren was all for forced abortions. Where are our heroes like Tom Delay who would surely show Holdren the righteous path? There's no other explanation and these comments by Holdren (or his coauthors) in a few paragraphs in which these measures are not recommended but just described, should be ridden out on a rail, along with the Kenyan (or Zanzibarian) Barak Hussain Obama!!!


Edited to include menacing picture of Holdren pointing at us, telling us just how smart he thinks he is!!!


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