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Archive for 23 March 2010
The Internal Revenue Service will function as the government’s chief enforcer for health care reform, should President Obama sign the bill into law as expected, monitoring both businesses and individuals to certify whether they have the insurance coverage the government requires.
The tax collection agency will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the individual and employer insurance mandates which form the backbone of the Democrats’ hard-won reforms.
On what authority?
Amendment XVI – The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
This thing needs to be repealed….NOW! But, I don’t see anything about the Internal Revenue Service (service? total misnomer) having the authority to collect DICK for health care. As a matter of fact, I don’t see DICK in the U.S. Constitution that give Congress the authority to FORCE ‘health care’ on anyone. The IRS is an over bloated federal entity, manned by a bunch of incompetents, and they are going to have the power to force people to pay for something they don’t want?
Since I was completely out of pocket all weekend, obviously, I didn’t get to, either catch up on my blog reading, and linking, or do the laundry. Trying to rectify both today. Unfortunately, it’s been an absolutely GORGEOUS day, and I’m none too happy about being stuck in the house.
Mike Turner caught me. I’m a R.A.C.I.S.T. – Blue Collar Muse
Armed Revolution! Are you “in or out”? – Texas Fred
What’s in the bill? – Real Debate Wisconsin
Our new overlords are just getting started – Pundit & Pundette
Shocking Local Poll – Blue Collar Republican
No Camera Action For US Ally – Israel (UPDATE) – The Jawa Report
Obama Invited to Give New Gettysburg Address – Feed Your ADHD
A Few Ideas About November – The Point
Bredesen pulls out his flag – Camp4U
America voted for socialism? – American and Proud
A Few Terms For Your Reading And Learning Pleasure… – silent E speaks
Is Eric Holder Shorter than a Fat baby’s Junk – This Ain’t Hell
President Obama Seeks to Bridge Differences with Islam – Loganswarning
Uh, Maybe They Should Have Sold It First – Jammie Wearing Fool
The United Nations Exposed: A View From Within – Brussels Journal
Global Warming Is Earth Worship – Eagle Forum
United Socialist States of America – Badger Blogger
No Taxpayer Funded Abortion in Healthcare Bill…Really? – Ft Hard Knox
Eyewitness to Tea Party Protest: Adding Insult to Insult – Big Government
Race Baiting by TN State Rep Mike Turner – Bear Creek Ledger
The Pro-Life Democrat and Other Myths – Hillbilly Politics
Say Anything: This Time, Our Sin Wasn’t Apathy – Traction Control
Canada Wants To “Educate” Ann Coulter – Tammy Bruce
How much money? – Kay Brooks
Had Enough of Democrats? – The Black Sphere
The Day the Music Died – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
As 12 states announced plans to challenge the constitutionality of the health-care overhaul, Tennessee officials say they are weighing a similar lawsuit.
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper’s office said in a statement Monday that Cooper had instructed his staff to “begin a thorough and detailed analysis of the health care reform legislation, which, of course, may change further through the reconciliation process.”
“As always in this office, a decision to file a lawsuit will be made after consultation with the affected departments of state government, careful deliberation regarding legal precedents, and only upon a determination that litigation is proper, prudent, and timely,” the statement said. “In the meantime, as Tennesseans have long respected, this office will be conscientious to avoid engagement in on-going political debates.
I’ve been waiting all day to hear that the TN Attorney General is joining with other states to put a stop to this fiasco, this TAX & CONTROL bill that has been shoved down our throats, contrary to the wishes of the MAJORITY of Americans! Well, I might have found out why Cooper is being wishy washy.
So, the Attorney General of the state of Tennessee is an Obama supporter? Isn’t that interesting.
I thought the Dems said the majority of Americans WANT their lives to be run by the fed’rul gubmint?? From PMSNBC comes THIS little tidbit:
Wonder how Olberdouche, Tingles, and Madcow will be trying to spin this? Hmmm…
The failures of President Barack Obama’s $862 billion stimulus are legend, but the $8 billion the Obama administration will waste on high-speed rail is particularly galling. The New York Times reports today:
The drive from Orlando to Tampa takes only 90 minutes or so. Despite the short distance, the Obama administration awarded Florida $1.25 billion in stimulus money to link the cities with a fast train to help kick off its efforts to bring high-speed rail service to the United States.
Proponents of high-speed rail worry that the new line, which is scheduled to be up and running in 2015, might hurt rather than help their cause, if it comes to be seen as little more than an expensive way to whisk tourists from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World, which is slated to get its own stop.
First, the bad news.
At 11:56 a.m. this morning, President Obama signed the health care legislation into law, turning one-sixth of our economy over to the federal government.
Congressional Democrats cheered as they watched the President sign this full-blown attack on our freedoms.
It was a painful sight to see.
The Election That Never Was
Will Obama Suspend the Mid Term Election?
by J. D. Longstreet
More and more politics watchers are coming around to the conclusion that the scheduled Mid-Term Election in November of 2010 will be a political bloodbath for the Democratic Party. It is beginning to appear as if the democrats may, indeed, lose control of BOTH houses of the Congress. As a conservative I can only hope and pray they do.
But – the democrats lust for power is so great and their zeal for socialism so intense, that I cannot see them allowing their hold on power to be placed in jeopardy by, of all things, an election where the voice of the people is actually heard.
So, the question must be asked: Will Obama and the socialist/democrats in our government suspend, postpone, or “call-off” the Mid Term Election scheduled for this coming November?
First we must remember that Obama promised during the presidential campaign to bring “Fundamental Change” to the United States. I do not believe a person alive in America today could doubt his sincerity when he said that. Plus, the evidence of that fundamental change is right before our eyes, and in our wallets. In less than eighteen months the Obama Regime has managed to take America from a constitutional republic to a socialist republic. That accomplishment alone should give you reason enough to suspect that when their power is threatened they will use the full force of the Central Government to ruthlessly crush any and all who they perceive as a threat. At this moment in history, a threat is anyone, any American, who does not agree with them.
The question has come up quite frequently in recent months, by many people….will we even have elections in 2010? Or how about 2012?
Read the entire post here. Think about what you have seen on the news recently, and then consider, are we now slaves of the federal government? Read the U.S. Constitution again. Read about the Founders. Educate yourself, and fight to regain control of our country. WE, THE PEOPLE must NOT lose sight of who we are, where we came from, and the sacrifices of those who came before that we may be FREE!
This story is about PVT Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army protocol says that medevac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station.
Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. Here’s a seven-minute video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point , removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team.
Spc. Channing Moss was hit by a live rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. For medics there was only one choice.
Shared by Tena.
“These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls.” These days, that’s an understatement!