An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 30 October 2009
Shared by Mr Ol Broad with a H/T to his bud Rick.
1. RAISES TAXES ON MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES.
2. MASSIVE CUTS TO MEDICARE BENEFITS FOR SENIORS.
3. NO PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
4. INCREASES THE COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE.
5. USES GIMMICKS TO HIDE BUDGET-BUSTING COST, PILES UP DEBT ON FUTURE GENERATIONS.
6. IMPOSES JOB-KILLING EMPLOYER MANDATES.
7. TILTS THE PLAYING FIELD IN FAVOR OF THE GOVERNMENT-RUN INSURANCE COMPANY.
8. THREATENS CASH-STRAPPED STATES WITH UNFUNDED MANDATES.
9. CREATES A NEW MONSTROSITY IN THE TAX CODE.
10. MISSES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CURTAIL JUNK LAWSUITS.
The Foundry has several great posts today.
The new House health care bill (H.R. 3962) unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) yesterday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. As written, the bill purports to cost only $1.05 trillion over the first ten yearsover $700 billion in tax increases and cuts to Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug payments. But as troubling as those numbers are, the scariest thing about the bill is the solid foundation it lays for a complete government take over of the health care sector of our economy. and is paid for by
Unless they had explicitly named them, the Senate’s Kerry-Boxer and the House’s Waxman-Markey global warming bills could not have been better designed to inflict more pain on the states that swung red in the last election than on those that went blue. The American Clean Energy and Security Act in the Senate and House’s Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act both call for dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, eventually 83%. (Isn’t it curious that neither bill is titled after the impending global warming catastrophe that they are supposedly designed to avert?)
The House health bill (H.R. 3962) creates a new minimum federal standard benefit package that will eventually apply to nearly all health plans, and establishes a new “Health Benefits Advisory Committee”. The Committee, housed within HHS, will make detailed recommendations, which the Secretary of HHS would then impose on all private insurers and employers through regulation.
Reading each of these posts, you’ll notice a common theme: Government control. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel the need for a nanny taking care of my every need. I’m a big girl, and I feel I can make decisions for my own life a LOT better than some feckless bureaucrat hundreds of miles away.
The same goes for companies. Do you believe the government can run your company, given their inability to run the ‘businesses’ they are involved in now? The more regulations imposed on any company, the more businesses will fail. The point of having a business is to make money. I guess those assjacks in D.C. don’t understand the simple principles of economy.
H/T: Shelley via Smart Girl Politics