Monday, December 28, 2009
He believes that it's better to bury your kids than their attacker. He thinks schools shouldn't evacuate during a shooting because it unfairly rewards children who are resourceful enough to get out of dodge.
The logic in his thinking (and many of his commenters) fails me, perhaps because it doesn't exist. Surely he has no real moral compass.
Hat Tip War on Guns
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Three minutes later, I'm telling the story to them as we walk out the door and I point to the tree the squirrel went up. Just then I look up and see a hawk leaving the treetop with something in its talons. Yep, you guessed it, a squirrel.
That'll learn him.
"I'm not sure you can even call that dancing. It's more like synchronized seizures."
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
John 3:20 - For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
- Without this bill, healthcare premiums will be driven up
- Without this bill, unemployment will go up
- Without this bill, companies will drop benefits
- Without this bill, the federal government will go bankrupt
- some other bs I don't remember - it was 4 hours ago and I didn't take notes.
I much prefer the soap box and the ballot box to the final option for redress of grievances, the cartridge box.
Thank you for taking the time to contact my office about H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.
I share your concerns about the bill and assure you that I will not vote for it if it is even close to its present form when it comes before the Senate for a final vote. I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to be able to purchase affordable, private, quality health care coverage and have presented several reforms to achieve that goal. However, among many other significant problems, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would take money away from Medicare, which is predicted to be insolvent by 2017, and leverage it to create a new Tennessee as well as other states. H.R. 3590 uses typical Washington budget gimmickry, taking ten years of new taxes to finance six years of spending rather than using it to make Medicare more solvent. The bill also expands Medicaid and sends the cost to states, a huge that creates a very painful situation for , resulting in huge deficits in the next decades. In addition, studies are showing that Tennesseans who have health insurance will see their costs rise dramatically as a result of this bill.
Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me.
United States Senator
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
, D-N.Y., called it "an unvarnished, complete victory for people like me who have been arguing for a single-payer system."
, D-Nev., described the agreement as a significant step in the struggle to round up the votes needed to pass the broader overhaul legislation. The House has already passed its version, and Democrats are driving for a Senate vote before Christmas.
That would leave only a final compromise between the houses before legislation could go to Obama for his signature.
Joe Lieberman, one of the last holdouts based on the subject of a public option, looks like he could go for the bill now.
It adds more regulation on industry:
Insurance companies would be required to spend 90 percent of their income from premiums on providing benefits.
Many officials declined to discuss details, heeding an admonition that if they did, thewould feel compelled to release preliminary cost estimates that lawmakers prefer to receive secretly.
, R-Maine, told reporters premiums would total about $7,600 annually until federal subsidies became available in 2014. That translated into more than $600 a month, far higher than the $96.40 paid by beneficiaries age 65 and up.
sent notices to lawmakers criticizing the emerging plan. Expanding Medicare to individuals 55 to 64 years old, it said, "would ultimately hurt patients by accelerating the financial ruin of hospitals and doctors across the country."