Tweet Obama is so insulated behind his compliant media and his worshipful staff, I wonder if he’s ever heard before the facts Ryan spells out so clearly here: My favorite line: “Hiding spending does not reduce spending.” Brilliant core statement about the myriad flaws in the bill. Also, he drills in on the core difference [...]
Tag Archive 'Health Care'
Tweet Many pundits opined that Obama, being a bright guy, would learn from his myriad failures in 2009. Over here at Bookworm Room, however, I repeatedly said that Obama is the type of malignant narcissist who will never learn from experience. Unlike a social narcissist — that would be Clinton — who desperately craves approval [...]
Tweet One of the bludgeons used to beat opponents of socialized medicine is the claim that everybody in Canada/England/Northern Europe/Etc., is soooo much happier with health care than we are. A doctor friend of mine has been scouring the literature, and she’s discovered that this isn’t true. Polls show that people in countries with socialized [...]
Tweet Rep. Lynn Woolsey is a liberal among liberals, a Leftist who calls affluent Marin County her home (and Marin voters have sent her back to D.C. over and over again, with about 70% of the vote). She’s not a very bright woman, but I give her credit for focusing unerringly on what’s wrong with [...]
Charles Krauthammer on the fundamental corruption of the health care bill (and Obama, too) *UPDATED*
Tweet From Fox New’s Sunday Roundtable, this is Charles Krauthammer’s take on the profoundly corrupt process behind the health care bill, and the way this process reflects on Obama: It is a bribe, and that’s why it is so unpopular. Look, it’s not just a question of it depriving the Treasury of revenue. It’s question [...]
Tweet Last night, I went to hear Atul Gawande give a talk promoting his new book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. The book’s premise is a simple one: In an increasingly complex world, even experts benefit from a routine checklist that requires them to focus on the essentials necessary to their task. [...]
Tweet First, here is Scott Brown’s latest ad: Second, not only should conservatives and independents in Massachusetts vote for him, but so should progressives. After all, the latter hate the proposed health care bill as much as the former do. Conservatives and independents hate the bill because it vests power in the government; progressives hate [...]
Tweet I’ve got a matched set of posts for you today. The first is an American Thinker article by John Gaski, in which he advances the argument that the Democrats are tuning out the American voters, not because they are blinded by ideology, but because they have a well-advanced system in place for permanent one [...]
Tweet Compare and contrast: No wonder our government functions like a bad comedy. At least Foster Brooks was talented. Baucus is just a hack — with your life in his hands.
Tweet You can’t summarize the whole fiasco better than Mark Steyn did: We were told we had to do it because of the however many millions of uninsured, yet this bill will leave some 25 million Americans uninsured. On the other hand, millions of young fit healthy Americans in their first jobs who currently take [...]
Tweet Christmas dinner (which was lovely), included in a brief foray into discussing the Senate’s health care bill. A liberal friend let loose with this terrific line after I said that the Senate had raided Medicare and Medicare Advantage to make the bill ostensibly revenue neutral: “I don’t know anything about the bill, but I [...]
Tweet The holidays continue to make demands on me that take me away from my beloved computer and my blog. I’ve managed to track enough news, though, to know that Reid managed to get his vote. My question for you, and one I can’t answer myself, is this: Will the health care bill, even if [...]
Tweet The Heritage Foundation has an excellent summary of the way in which the Left has finally caught on to something the Right figured out long ago; namely, that it’s unconscionable (and probably unconstitutional) for the government to force citizens to buy a product from a private purveyor: Explaining why he would vote against the [...]
Tweet There is something deeply, deeply wrong with the Obami and the Congressional Democrats. Or maybe not. Maybe they are just all too human and are living out that saying that “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In this case, the corruption isn’t necessarily monetary (although that’s there too). Instead, it’s a rot of [...]
Tweet One of the things that ObamaCare proponents keep saying (and please add a whining note in your mind as you read the following) is that “the current system isn’t fair.” It’s not right, they say, that, in a rich country, some people have premium health care, while others are forced to go to a [...]
Tweet Britain’s NHS, which is government-run (i.e., Communist) medicine, has, unsurprisingly, Communist outcomes. Lots of people die unnecessarily in England under the government’s beneficent care: British health care is little better than that of former Communist countries, which spend a fraction of the billions poured into the NHS. A survey published yesterday by the Organisation [...]
Tweet Liberals are very gung-ho for a health care bill that will see the government take over 1/6 of the American economy, that will dramatically raise taxes, that will (if all goes according to plan) destroy private sector insurance, that will force Americans to “buy” insurance or pay a penalty, that will force all Americans [...]
Tweet A message from William Kristol, one that I’ve already put into effect as to my own Senators (much good it will do, of course, as they’re Feinstein and Boxer): I gather Rasmussen will report today that its latest survey shows support for the Congressional health reform legislation falling to a new low — 38 [...]
Tweet No matter how the NYT tries to spin it, the message is clear here: the burden that illegal aliens created on the dialysis clinic [thanks, Quisp, for clarifying that for me] in a 117 year old charitable hospital serving Georgia’s poor, forced the hospital clinic to close. With ObamaCare almost a done deal (gee, [...]
Tweet It wasn’t a huge turn-out, but it was an imaginative, committed, informed turn-out — and that, in the long run, will matter a great deal. Check out The City Square for photographs of yesterday’s “Sick-In” in San Francisco protesting PelosiCare.
Tweet To protest against the Healthcare Bill, instead of a 60s sit-in, Bay Area Patriots will be having a “SICK-IN” We are sick to death of being ignored; We are sick to death over what the Health Care bill will do to us and our children; We are sick to death having this govt intrude [...]
Tweet It’s Sunday and there’s nothing I can do to change yesterday’s vote at this moment. I need to relax. Jennifer Rubin is also sanguine, bless her heart. UPDATE: The Anchoress urges us to be not afraid, even in the shadow of the jackboot.
Tweet Maybe she got those Dems to vote yes because she assured them that, at the end of the day, the Senate will vote no. Or, maybe, we’re screwed: The US House of Representatives has approved the broadest US health care overhaul in a half-century, handing President Barack Obama a major victory on his top [...]
Tweet Aside from being unconstitutional, I somehow doubt that the following is a winning formula as far as the American voter is concerned: PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail JCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail Friday, November 06, 2009 Today, Ranking Member of [...]
Tweet I like how clearly Karl Rove sums up the economic pain the Democrats’ proposed health care plan will impose on the economy as a whole and on individual Americans: For starters, the bill is a lot more expensive than advertised. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) pegs its cost at $1.055 trillion over 10 years, [...]