DEMOCRATS NOW THREATENING HEALTHCARE TAKEOVER OPPONENTS

True to form, the fascist Democrats are now trying to threaten and intimidate those who oppose the government healthcare takeover. Here is an ARTICLE that appeared on the WASHINGTON EXAMINER about REPRESENTATIVE HENRY WAXMAN, D-California, called in some of the top executives of several companies to explain why they had said the recently passed healthcare takeover would cost their companies millions of dollars. Waxman is also demanding the companies turn over company documents related to their healthcare expenses. Now, the last time I checked, the First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech which includes the expression of opinions.
Representative Waxman and the POLITBURO are using scare tactics to try to stop any public opposition to the healthcare takeover. Now, since when has political opposition been an offense where the government calls one to Washington to “explain themselves”?

Here is one of the letters to one of the executives:
HENRY A. WAXMAN, CALIFORNIA
CHAIRMAN
ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
2125 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-6115

Mr. Samuel R. Allen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Deere & Company
One John Deere Place
Moline, Illinois 61265-8098

Dear Mr. Allen:

On March 23,2010, President Obama signed health care reform into law. One of the top
priorities of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be to ensure that the law is
implemented effectively and does not have unintended consequences.

After the President signed the health care reform bill into law, your company announced
that the new law would adversely affect its financial outlook for Fiscal Year 2010, stating, “As a
result of the legislation, the company’s expenses are expected to be about $150 million higher on
an after-tax basis.”!

The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are
a matter of concern. They also appear to conflict with independent analyses. The Congressional
Budget Office has reported that companies that insure more than 50 employees would see a
decrease of up to 3% in average premium costs per person by 2016,z The Business Roundtable,
an association of chief executive officers from leading U.S. companies, asserted in November
2009 that health care reform could reduce predicted health insurance cost trends for businesses
by more than $3,000 per employee over the next ten years.3

1 Deere & Company, Press Release: Deere says new health care reform law will increase
2010 expense by $150 million after-tax (March 25,2010) (online at
http://www.deere.comlen_ US/newsrooml20 1 0/releases/corporate/25mar20 1 0_ corporaterelease.h
tml).
2 Letter from Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office, to Senator
Evan Bayh (Nov. 20,2009).
3 Business Roundtable, Health Care Reform: Creating a Sustainable Health Care
Marketplace (November 2009).

Mr. Samuel R. Allen
March 26, 2010
Page 2

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on April 21, 2010
at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building to examine the impact of the
new law on Deere & Company and other large employers. We request your personal testimony
at this hearing.

To assist the Committee with its preparation for the hearing, we request that you provide
the following documents from January 1,2009, through the present: (1) any analyses related to
the projected impact of health care reform on Deere & Company; and (2) any documents,
including e-mail messages, sent to or prepared or reviewed by senior company officials related to
the projected impact of health care reform on Deere & Company. We also request an
explanation of the accounting methods used by Deere & Company since 2003 to estimate the
financial impact on your company of the 28% subsidy for retiree drug coverage and its
deductibility or nondeductibility, including the accounting methods used in preparing the cost
impact released by Deere & Company this week.

We ask that you provide the requested information by April 9, 2010. For purposes of this
request, the term “senior company officials” includes all company officials at the level of Vice
President and above for the company or any subsidiary. Attachments to this letter provide
additional information about responding to Committee document requests and testifying before
the Committee.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact Meredith Fuchs with the
Committee staff at (202) 226-2424.
~”,~ Henry A. Waxman
Chairman
Attachment
Did you notice? The Oversight and Investigations subcommittee? What is there to investigate? Folks, this is government gone (even more) crazy. The government absolutely cannot ask for a private enterprise’s internal documents without probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. Furthermore, asking for even e-mails? Mr. Waxman, I seriously don’t think so. So Soviet Unionish of you.

Refer to the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” The only crime here is that someone stood up and told the truth about this healthcare disaster in the making. Mr. Waxman and the rest of the Politburo needs to refer back to the First Amendment above.

This shouldn’t be surprising. Obama asked citizens a long time ago to report anyone who opposed the healthcare debacle.

I think we’re going to see much more of this between now and November. The leftist Democrats know their time is limited, and they are well aware of the poll numbers showing they are all in serious trouble.

Just a little side note here. This is where it is really a very good thing that the TEA PARTY movement does not have a single leader. If it did, I think he or she would have already been called to Washington to “explain themselves.”

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THE FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING!

I just got this in on the Associated Press wire via Twitter. The Attorney Generals in thirteen states have filed lawsuits against the Federal government on the grounds that the healthcare takeover by the government is unconstitutional. One of the Attorney Generals is a Democrat. Here’s the article:

13 attorneys general sue over health care overhaul

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorneys general from 13 states sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming the landmark health care overhaul bill is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law.

The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola after the Democratic president signed the bill the House passed Sunday night.

“The Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to mandate, either directly or under threat of penalty, that all citizens and legal residents have qualifying health care coverage,” the lawsuit says.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is taking the lead and is joined by attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. All are Republicans except James “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, who is a Democrat.

Some states are considering separate lawsuits and still others may join the multistate suit.

McCollum, who is running for governor, has pushed the lawsuit for several weeks, asking other GOP attorneys general to join him. He says the federal government cannot constitutionally require individuals to obtain health coverage. He is also arguing the bill will cause “substantial harm and financial burden” to the states.

Some states are also looking at other ways to avoid participating in the overhaul. Virginia and Idaho have passed legislation aimed at blocking the bill’s insurance requirement from taking effect, and the Republican-led Legislature in Florida is trying to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to ask voters to exempt the state from the federal law’s requirements. At least 60 percent of voters would have to approve.

McCollum was working with officials from several state agencies to determine how much the health care overhaul would cost the state. He said earlier this month, “I can’t conceive of any good in this bill and I don’t think any of these agencies can.”

Under the bill, starting in six months, health insurance companies would be required to keep young adults as beneficiaries on their parents’ plans until they turn 26, and companies would no longer be allowed to deny coverage to sick children.

Other changes would not kick in until 2014.

That’s when most Americans will for the first time be required to carry health insurance — either through an employer or government program or by buying it themselves. Those who refuse will face penalties from the IRS.

Tax credits to help pay for premiums also will start flowing to middle-class working families with incomes up to $88,000 a year, and Medicaid will be expanded to cover more low-income people.

No Republicans in the U.S. House or Senate voted for the bill.

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS

While on Facebook this morning, I saw this ad on my sidebar.

I can’t post it any larger, so if you can’t see what it says, it reads, “Warning If Brown Can’t Stop It A Browning Can.” Beside it was the text, Sign the petition calling on Congressional Republicans to denounce bigoted Tea Party attacks.

I clicked on the ad to see what kind of nut job was advocating murder, and it took me to the DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE website. This is a clickable link that will take you to the same place on their website to which the Facebook ad takes you. The text there reads, “After being addressed by Republican Leader John Boehner and Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson, Tea Party extremists launched a series of bigoted attacks at House Democrats. Reports from the protest include claims of shouting disgusting racial epithets at civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis and terrible homophobic derogatory language at Rep. Barney Frank — as well as going so far to actually spit on a member of Congress. Call on Congressional Republicans to denounce tea party extremists’ bigoted attacks.”

Now while I absolutely do not condone racism, racial slurs, any similar personal attacks, and certainly not spitting on any of our elected officials, the DCCC has really crossed the line on this one. There is absolutely no way anyone can justify the DCCC’s ad. A side note here: apparently it was OK for our troops to get spit on as they returned home from Vietnam. You never heard any condemnation from the press nor do I remember any politician of the day publicly condemning it.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch. Lest you think that the DCCC is an independent organization, and the Democrats do not have anything to do with this, click HERE to go to the DCCC’s “About Us” page. The opening statement is, “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.” As you read on, you will see that in 2008, Speaker Pelosi announced that Representative Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, would be chairman of the DCCC, and Assistant to the Speaker for the 2009-10 election cycle. Official enough for you?

OBAMACARE UNDER FIRE – FROM OBAMA’S COUSIN!

Here is something I’m sure has drawn the ire of the Obama administration, Reid and Pelosi. This isn’t one of the many doctors throughout the doctors that oppose this attempt at a government takeover of our healthcare system. This is OBAMA’S OWN COUSIN!

Dr. Milton Wolf-Barack Obama’s Cousin Speaks Against Obamacare
March 11, 2010

Well now among all the other problems with passing National Health Care here comes Obama’s second cousin who is a doctor (Milton Wolf) saying things against Obamacare.

“Primum nil nocere.” First, do no harm. This guiding principle is a bedrock of medical care. Sadly, those politicians who would rewrite our health care laws do not live in the same universe as do the doctors and health care professionals who must practice it.

Imagine if, like physicians, politicians were personally held to the incredibly high level of scrutiny that includes civil and financial liability for any unintended consequence of their decisions. Imagine if they were forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars each year on malpractice insurance and still faced the threat of multimillion-dollar lawsuits with every single decision they made. If so, a government takeover of health care would be the furthest thing from their minds.

Obamacare proponents would have us believe that we will add 30 million patients to the system without adding providers, we will see no decline in the quality of care for the millions of Americans currently happy with the system, and -if you act now!- we will save money in the process. But why stop there? Why not promise it will no longer rain on weekends and every day will be a great hair day?

America has the finest health care delivery system in the world. Let’s not forget that and put it at risk in the name of reform. Desperate souls across the globe flock to our shores and cross our borders every day to seek our care. Why? Our system provides cures while the government-run systems from which they flee do not. Compare Europe’s common cancer mortality rates to America’s: breast cancer – 52 percent higher in Germany and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom; prostate cancer – a staggering 604 percent higher in the United Kingdom and 457 percent higher in Norway; colon cancer – 40 percent higher in the United Kingdom.

Look closer at the United Kingdom. Britain’s higher cancer mortality rate results in 25,000 more cancer deaths per year compared to a similar population size in the United States. But because the U.S. population is roughly five times larger than the United Kingdom’s, that would translate into 125,000 unnecessary American cancer deaths every year. This is more than all the mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, cousins and children in Topeka, Kan. And keep in mind, these numbers are for cancer alone. America also has better survival rates for other major killers, such as heart attacks and strokes. Whatever we do, let us not surrender the great gains we have made. First, do no harm. Lives are at stake.

Obamacare: Fixing price at any cost

The justification for Obamacare has been to control costs, but the problem is there is little in Obamacare that will do that. Instead, there are provisions that will ration care and artificially set price. This is a confusion of costs and price.

As one example, consider the implications of Obamacare’s financial penalty aimed at your doctor if he seeks the expert care he has determined you need. If your doctor is in the top 10 percent of primary care physicians who refer patients to specialists most frequently – no matter how valid the reasons – he will face a 5 percent penalty on all their Medicare reimbursements for the entire year. This scheme is specifically designed to deny you the chance to see a specialist. Each year, the insidious nature of that arbitrary 10 percent rule will make things even worse as 100 percent of doctors try to stay off that list. Many doctors will try to avoid the sickest patients, and others will simply refuse to accept Medicare. Already, 42 percent of doctors have chosen that route, and it will get worse. Your mother’s shiny government-issued Medicare health card is meaningless without doctors who will accept it.

Obamacare will further diminish access to health care by lowering reimbursements for medical care without regard to the costs of that care. Price controls have failed spectacularly wherever they’ve been tried. They have turned neighborhoods into slums and have caused supply chains to dry up when producers can no longer profit from providing their goods. Remember the Carter-era gas lines? Medical care is not immune from this economic reality. We cannot hope that our best and brightest will pursue a career in medicine, setting aside years of their lives – for me, 13 years of school and training – to enter a field that might not even pay for the student loans it took to get there.

Giving power back to people

I believe there is a better way. The problems in the American health care system are not caused by a shortage of government intrusion. They will not be solved by more government intrusion. In fact, our current problems were precisely, though unintentionally, created by government.

World War II-era wage-control measures – a form of price controls – ushered in a perverted system in which we turn to our employers for insurance and the government penalizes us if we choose to purchase insurance for ourselves. You are not given the opportunity to be a wise consumer of health care and compare prices as well as quality in any meaningful way. Worse still, your insurance company is not answerable to you because you are not its customer. It is answerable to your employer, whose interests differ from your own.

Insurance companies have been vilified for following the perverse rules that government has created for them. But it gets worse. The government, always knowing best, deploys insurance commissioners across the land to dictate what the insurance companies must provide, whether you want it or not, and each time, your premiums increase. Obamacare will make all of this worse, not better.

One of America’s founding principles is our trust in the people and their economic freedom to rule their own lives. We should decouple health insurance from employers and empower patients to be consumers once again. Allow them to determine the insurance plan that best meets their families’ needs and which company will provide it. This will unleash a wave of competition that will drive costs down in a way that price controls never have. Eliminate the artificial state boundary rules that protect insurance companies from true competition and watch as voters demand that their state insurance commissioners get the heck out of the way. Innovative companies will drive down costs similar to how Geico and Progressive have worked for automobile insurance. And it won’t cost taxpayers a trillion dollars in the process.

This free-market approach has worked for everything from high-definition TVs to breakfast cereals, but will it work for medicine? It already is. Take Lasik eye surgery, for example. Because patients are allowed to be informed consumers and can shop anywhere, doctors work hard for their business. Services, availability and expertise have all increased, and costs have decreased. Should consumers demand it, insurance companies – now answerable to you rather than your employer – would cover it.

Between Barack and a hard place

I have personally trained and practiced in both the government-run and free-market segments of American medicine. The difference is vast. Patients see this for themselves, and this may be why, according to a recent CNN poll, they oppose Obamacare nearly 3 to 1. I am with them. It is difficult for me to speak publicly against the president on his central issue, but too much is at stake.

I wish my cousin Barack the greatest of success in office. But I feel duty-bound to rise in opposition to Obamacare. I must take a stand for my patients, my profession and, ultimately, my country. The problems caused by government will not be solved by growing government. Now that this new era of big-government takeovers has spread to our health care system, it’s not just our freedoms or our wallets that are at stake. It’s our lives.

Dr. Milton R. Wolf is a radiologist in Kansas. He is Barack Obama’s second cousin once removed. President Obama’s great-great grandfather, Thomas Creekmore McCurry, is Dr. Wolf’s great-grandfather. Dr. Wolf’s mother, Anna Margaret McCurry, was five years older than Mr. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. The two were childhood friends until the Dunhams moved from Kansas to Seattle in 1955.

Washington Times.com

CAREFUL – WHAT’S IN YOUR COFFEE?

There’s a movement underway that reportedly started on Facebook. It is an obvious attempt at countering the Tea Party Movement although they are trying to attach themselves to the Tea Party Movement. They call themselves the COFFEE PARTY. When I noticed several people on my Facebook friends list who are conservatives listed as “liking” their Facebook page, I felt compelled to warn fellow conservatives about this very deceptive group.

The left has found out that direct opposition to the Tea Party Movement along with the very “tolerant” name-calling that includes some pornographic references has not worked. The Tea Party Movement has continued to grow rapidly as the majority of Americans are fed up with big government and the Washington system. The Tea Party Movement has transcended political ideologies, party affiliations, and all walks of life. The Republicans thought they saw a huge political opportunity and tried to attach themselves to it. The Tea Party, or rather, fellow citizens more or less told them, “Uh, no, some of y’all need to go too.”

In order to see through the Coffee Party movement, let’s start with the founder, Annabel Park. First, Ms. Park actively campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008. She was one of the founders of the YouTube channel UNITED FOR OBAMA. That alone seems to be incongruous with the statement Ms. Park made to the New York Times, “We’re not the opposite of the Tea Party . . .” Since Obama was the most radically left of all the Senators, including Ted Kennedy, just the fact she is an ardent Obama supporter would in and of itself indicate she opposes the Tea Party.

Next, let’s look at their website and see for what they stand. When the INFO tab is clicked, the first thing that is noticed is that many of the articles’ referenced are from MEDIA MATTERS, a radically left political website. The Coffee Party supports government takeover of the nation’s healthcare system, legalization of illegal immigrants already in the U.S., sides with the handful of scientists who espouse climate change (some of whom have been discredited for suspected tampering with climate data to “prove” global warming), believes the Democrats and the Obama administration have not been fiscally irresponsible, supports Obama’s policies on terrorism, and attacks Sarah Palin.

“We’re not the opposite of the Tea Party,” Ms. Park told the New York times. “We’re a different model of civic participation, but in the end we may want some of the same things.”

“We need to roll up our sleeves, put our heads together and work it out.”

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Sounds like she wants to bring liberals and conservatives together to bring about positive change in Washington, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re still not convinced, check out some of Ms. Park’s Twitter tweets:

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Doesn’t sound like the coffee wants to join with the tea to me.

Don’t be fooled by this. It’s simply another attempt by the radical left to regain their political stature. They know they are in big trouble and this November will be just the beginning. Voters do not seem to have the short memories of days past.

FORGOT HE WAS BLACK???

Here is another shining example of the ludicrous left trying to impress the public. This is Chris Matthews on MSNBC, which very little of the American viewing public watches anyway (TV BY THE NUMBERS and BROADCASTING CABLE), with one serious case of foot-in-mouth disease.

This should enrage black people everywhere. Saying that he forgot he was black insinuates very strongly that the president performed as well as a white president. How else can this be interpreted? What difference does it make if President Obama were white, black, or whatever? It has absolutely nothing to do with anything. Not only did Matthews make a huge blunder here, but, instead of letting it go and hoping it would slip under the radar, he goes on and on along racial lines bringing more attention to it.


Let’s play a game for a few minutes called, “Can You Imagine?” The object is to imagine someone other than a liberal/progressive/whatever they are calling themselves this week said this. Here we go.

Can you imagine what would happen if I said to any black person, “You did a great job . . . for a while I forgot you were black!” Yeah, we know, and the subsequent explosion would be more than justified. Arrogant? Very. Surprising to hear it from the left? No. Before they level any accusations of being racist at conservatives, just maybe they need to look at some of their own revered icons.

Can you imagine what would happen if . . . Sean Hannity of Fox News had said this? You guessed it . . . a liberal media explosion. There would be no justifications accepted by the left, only accusations of their favorite, “racism”, then “hate-mongering”, “hate speech” by the “radical right wingnuts”. With the upcoming November mid-term elections with all the polls showing incumbent Democrats being in big trouble, such a remark would of course be tied to the Republican party, no matter how far they had to stretch their imagination to do it.

Can you imagine what would happen if . . . Rush Limbaugh had said this? See Sean Hannity above. Bullhorn sales would go through the roof.

Can you imagine what would happen if . . . Sarah Palin had said this? See Rush Limbaugh above again. The left is doing it’s best to destroy her now because they are very afraid she will be a presidential candidate in 2012, so the media blitz would be incredible. There would be more name-calling than any of us could imagine . . . twenty-four hours a day for the next three months. The left already made a big deal of out Ms. Palin writing notes on her hand with even White House spokesman Robert Gibbs putting in his less than two cents worth (click HERE for the New York Daily News article). The firestorm from this one would be enormous.

Very good! You get an A+ for getting them all right!

It’s nothing more than the same old double standard. No one in the media has brought this up, and no one has called Matthews out for his insensitive and unacceptable comment, not even Obama supporters. But then, there are not that many Obama supporters left, so scratch that last one.