March 23, 2010 10:37:00 AM
The Democratic Congressional leadership and the president have just adopted legislation against the will of the majority of the American people that will increase an already hemorrhaging budget deficit and will amount to the beginning of socialized medicine in America. President Obama had repeatedly made campaign promises that he would change the political climate and that it would not be "politics as usual" in Washington. He has made good on his promises. His politics are much worse.
Millions of us are alarmed and angry at being totally ignored by those in Washington. If you, too, are concerned, come join us at our next Tea Party Meeting this Saturday, March 27, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1491 Frye Road, Starkville. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. and the featured speaker will be Bryan Fischer, political talk show host of Focal Point at American Family Radio.
Jud Ward, Starkville
socialized... commented at 3/23/2010 3:07:00 PM:
Socialized medicine is the first step on the road to socialism if he and his supporters are not stopped. The man is a socialist. When our country's history has included so many of our brave men and women from this and previous generations going all over the world to help overcome government oppression, it makes no sense to support someone who is pushing for the very thing we have helped overcome world-wide. Other countries finally caught on: socialism does not work. Seems everyone knows that except our president, our senators, and our representatives.
I personally take comfort in thinking about November and the fallout from this fiasco. His approval rating was already not great...if he keeps pushing like this, by the time his one and only term ends, he won't have a friend left in this country, his wife and children won't be speaking to him, and his dog will bite him.
How can you tell when Obama is lying? His lips are moving. Of course, he's not the only one with that affliction...I'd say the same could be said for nearly all, if not all, of those in Congress, too.
I cannot attend, but cheer you on in spirit!
Justthinking commented at 3/23/2010 3:54:00 PM:
No paper work.
No insurance to buy.
Owe nobody when you leave hospital or Dr.'s office.
Need no tort reform.
You cannot sue.
Dr.'s are paid the same, whether they see 25 patients or 125.
The rich and poor are treated the same.
Medicine at no cost.
areyouserious? commented at 3/23/2010 4:31:00 PM:
Justthinking, you can't be serious. Or are you trying to say that this new law is not socialized medicine? You can trust that no matter how it works, someone is paying for it.
Perhaps with their lives.
JC commented at 3/23/2010 4:32:00 PM:
Obama, vowing to see health care reform enacted, elected president by majority of voters. He makes public overtures to congressional Republicans for input on the process but they refuse to participate. Nonetheless, President Obama makes good on his campaign vow and successfully shepherds health care reform legislation through our democratically-elected Congress.
IT'S TYRANNY, PEOPLE
Stormy commented at 3/23/2010 5:08:00 PM:
Justthinking... you hit the nail on the head. DOCTORS BEING PAID THE SAME, WHETHER THEY SEE 25 PATIENTS OR 125. How long do you think you are going to WAIT to see a doctor, if they only see 25 patients a day?? Why work harder than you have to?? OHHH, and lets not forget, nobody paying for health care, where do you think the money is going to come from to pay for the nurses to care for you, and not the little thing of equipment and supplies needed to give that same care? Talk to me again when you have waited 3 years to have your hernia repaired, while sitting on that list to get to see a doctor.
Sallie commented at 3/23/2010 5:23:00 PM:
America's becoming a "socialist" nation? No,the truth is America's becoming the world's first "Capitalist Anarchy", thanks to the explosion of lobbyists running government. This trend shows no sign of abating. Imagine: 42,000 Washington lobbyists today, versus a hand full in 1975. Other experts estimate 261,000 of these selfish special-interest "influence peddlers" throughout our nation. And it's so bad the Center for Public Integrity just reported that "more than 1,750 companies and organizations hired about 4,525 lobbyists, eight for each member of Congress, to influence health-reform bills in 2009. Worse: this emerging Capitalists Anarchy is draining the Treasury with endless deficits piling up more killer debt.
gogetum commented at 3/23/2010 5:33:00 PM:
The only biparticianship were those dems who were afraid to lose their jobs and voted NO along with all the Repubs. I think those who voted for Barry/Joe should be the only ones to pay the 300.00 extra in taxes each month for the next 4 years to fund Obama's world trips and Pelosi's trips back and forth across the country. You know they will not save it for funding the Obamacare. JC is probably gonna double his donation to the dems slush fund?
observer2 commented at 3/24/2010 10:39:00 AM:
You're right, Sallie. But what can we do to get rid of the blood suckers?
eg commented at 3/24/2010 12:27:00 PM:
Do you people that so adamantly oppose this bill realize that you ALREADY pay for people who do not have insurance? Each time they go to the doctor or the ER YOUR TAXES pay to make up for what they cannot afford or just refuse to pay. This is costing states and healthcare systems millions. This is one of the many reasons that reform is needed so badly. Your insurance company currently has NO REGULATION and could drop you at any time if they felt you were a high enough risk to them. If that happens, and you are already sick, you will be denied insurance from every other company because of your pre-existing condition. It happens to Americans every day. Good, hard-working, tax-paying Americans. This bill will help to combat that!
There will still be multiple hospital systems. There will still be multiple insurance providers. There will still be options as to what kind of insurance you want to have and how much coverage. Doctors will still have private practices. Socialized healthcare does not include these things. If you have an employer plan, nothing will change for you unless you make over $250,000. I'm not crazy about the raised taxes either, but if this plan can reduce the deficit and maybe lower premiums for everyone, it will be worth it.
The Republican party is very smart. They have convinced the American people that they do not want this bill (even though it has many similarities to the bill proposed by the Repubs in 1994 to combat Clinton's plan) by introducing rumors and lies about what the plan contains. They are doing this to win back seats in November and get majority. They did the same thing 16 years ago. It's all politics. Is that really thinking in the best interest of the American people?
Something had to give folks. We can't keep going down the healthcare road we've been on. Even the majority of Republicans agree with that. It is a step in the right direction. The Republicans had 8 years to enact something they could stand behind. They did absoultely nothing.
One more, and I'm done. I'm confused about the people who are angry that they are being told that they HAVE to have health insurance. First off, why would you not? Most of the people I have heard say this already do have health insurance. Was there this big of a fight when we were told that we would all HAVE to get car insurance? Americans without insurance going to the ER affect my bottom line just as much as people without car insurance driving on the roads.
melody commented at 3/24/2010 3:00:00 PM:
eg--- I suppose you have been a liberal dem all your life, too bad. The progressive liberals have always been nothing but lies and deceptions. Don't know where you get your so called facts , must be from MSNBC. "It's a baby killer", which was said in congress the other day by a congressman from tx , is broadcasted by the lib media as a put down of the fellow from Mich., Stupak. They are saying what was really said was, "Baby Killer" and referring this to Stupak . All the dems on the other side say the same thing, pure lies and deception. The tx man was referring to the bill call it a baby killer, not the guy who folded. I remember Stupak saying he would vote yes no matter what . That was in a town hall meeting last Oct. Can't trust any of dem dems., no such thing as a pro life democrat.
WBRT commented at 3/24/2010 7:14:00 PM:
In the election of 2008, the Republican proposals was two wars, with no end in sight on either, had it not been for the grace of the taxpayers', a depression, and blaming it all on the Democrats. Lots of people say the Iraq war was because of their oil, and it very well might have been. When Dick Cheney left Haliburton as the CEO to become V.P., they were in bankruptcy. Haliburton did go into Iraq shortly afterwards and after the first year, our government had to sue them to get back billons that they had over charged us. Then KBR was formed as an offspring of Haliburton. And it is just as controversial as there are law suits against them now.
Ken Lay, the CEO of ENRON and Bush were big buddies. Lay contributed heavily to Bush's campaign for Governor and also when Bush ran for President. They were one of a kind and two of the same.
In 2001, ENRON collapsed and Lay was charged with every thing under the sun. But he never got to see Bush's achievements, because he had a heart attack and died on the way to jail.
The Bush and Cheney economy ran on oil and dead U.S.soldiers.
The voters, as we all know now, didn't like those proposals.
The Democrats proposals were to end the two wars, keep our jobs here instead of sending them over seas, have financial reform, and health care reform, that we may have the same insurance as most of our politicians. As we all know now, the voters liked those proposals better.
They have made good on the health care, and the Republicans are furious. They stand for unreason and emotionalism. Revenge is their milk and their meat. Obama's Age of Reason drives them into a rage, which in turn impels them to pursue Obama relentlessly to punish him for his crimes against what their hearts know to be true.
Barry''s Teleprompter commented at 3/24/2010 8:02:00 PM:
The bottom line for EG and JC (just crazy) is that freedom equals choice, right or wrong. So now those tax increases will give free health insurance to people who eat nothing but cheeseburgers, people who smoke two packs a day, and men who place themselves where other men vacate their bowels. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!! There are rights and responsibilities. If you claim that health insurance is your right, then it is your resposibility to not be a pig with your health.
Give me one example of government efficiency. JC you smug little bug, tell me how in the hell you think that government will make health insurance affordable and budget friendly, especially with all the fraud and malfeasance that already exists in Medicare.
Face it people, Barry promised he'd spread the wealth, and he's damn sure going to do it.
observer2 commented at 3/25/2010 6:02:00 AM:
wbrt? HUH? What's all that gobble D guke got to do with anything? Sounds like you're too lock step with the dem party. Too much anger and hatred coming from that party for me. Your leaders are acting like a bunch of kids who just won at some sort of game. I'm an independent and I know what you can do with your obamacare.
notsofast commented at 3/25/2010 7:17:00 AM:
Obamacare can save lives, including independents and Republicans.
JC commented at 3/25/2010 7:30:00 AM:
Give me one example of government efficiency.
The U.S. Post Office will deliver a letter from Miami to Seattle in less than a week, for forty-four cents.
observing commented at 3/25/2010 7:55:00 AM:
I'll bet Barry can deliver it cheaper than that. And if he can't, why the hell not?
Barry''s Teleprompter commented at 3/25/2010 4:21:00 PM:
JC, you putz, I guess they haven't talking about how the USPS has been near bankruptcy on MSNBC, or how you won't get mail on Saturdays, or how they are laying off employees in a once very secure organization. Guess Olberman missed that info. Putz
woodnut commented at 3/25/2010 4:44:00 PM:
Jud, I will not be at your meeting and will give a few reasons why. This hemorrhaging budget deficit was not caused by Obama, but by the dark ages President or the lost decade one. Obama, like any other President, is doing what he told the people that elected him, at that time the majority, that he would do, deliver on healthcare. Some people seem to be concerned about the cost. But how can you put a price on someones life. This bill, when it goes into effect, will save many lives. I don't know how any one would want someone to die because they couldn't afford to pay their medical bill.
These people that are trying to kill this healthcare bill, if they have their way, will destroy the middle class. When that happens, we will have slavery. They are looking at the money part of it for them.
They've had their eight years of opportunity, now let us try it for four years. That is the way democracy works. After all is said and done, I think things will be much better and you might have to put up with him another 4.
Here's a song you could have everyone sing at the tea party. It would make a good slogan for the Tea Party or the Republican party.
I load 16 tons and what'd I get,
Another day older and deeper in debt,
Saint Peter don't you call me cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the company store.
JC commented at 3/25/2010 5:04:00 PM:
"Barry's Teleprompter", let me know when you've got those goalposts situated where you want 'em and I'll drill it.
diamondgirl commented at 3/25/2010 8:02:00 PM:
Jud,here is one reason the government has to be involved. Wellpoint Health Care for '09 net profit was $2.6 billion ($6.00 per share). This is the company that wanted to raise the rates as much as 39% in California. They want to milk you until they get all your money. Therewill be some at your party with the same attitude. The love of money has no boundaries.
For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on tuesday is the federal government's biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago.
Just shedding some light on why we're having these Tea Parties. It's all about money. Greed the good old capitalist way.
delighted commented at 3/26/2010 11:05:00 AM:
Thanks to the dispatch for the letter. I'm proud of those who will actually go give their time to get in this fight to keep our freedoms and our constitution intact. Thank you for your dedication and great efforts. According to some of the comments on this page , there are some useless "know it alls" who just sit around on fat behinds with nothing better to do than say hateful things about you but those of us, the majority, pray for you and cheer you on to victory in the quest to defeat the evil speakers who are trying to take our country down. "Long live the Republic"! May your force --Democrats, Republicans and Independents unit with a revived conservative Republican party and repeal what has been shoved down our throats. And may the evil liberal speakers of lies and deceptions be caught in their own nets and traps so we the people may be free again. Amen
WBRT commented at 3/26/2010 11:17:00 AM:
Jud, here's some refreshing news that I recieved in the mail this morning that you could pass on to the Tea Party Saturday.
The U.S. Before-Tax corporation profits from current production increased at the fastest pace in more than 25 years, the commerce department said. Before-Tax profits increased $108.7 Billion, or 8% in the fourth quarter, compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Profits are up 30%, the most since 1984.
But maybe you shouldn't. They may go into a rage, and break-out all the Democrats windows in Starkville.
From above! commented at 3/27/2010 8:36:00 AM:
delighted,this seems to fit you to a "Tee"
You stand for unreason and emotionalism. Revenge is your milk and your meat. Obama's Age of Reason drives you into a rage, which in turn impels you to pursue Obama relentlessly to punish him for his crimes against what your heart knows to be true.
observing commented at 3/28/2010 9:39:00 AM:
observer2,to get rid of the lobbyists, we could outsource them, terminate them , or exterminate them. I'm not sure if the first two would work, but the latter one would.
observer2 commented at 3/28/2010 12:55:00 PM:
Right, Observer. Don't you wish we could just push a button and "bingo bango" no moe blood suckers.
Delighted: Couldn't a said it better myself!
JC commented at 3/28/2010 2:10:00 PM:
Hey Jud, if you got a spare $100,000 lying around you might be able to get Quitty to come to your little party. She only wants the money to prove how grassrootsy y'all are!
woodnut commented at 3/30/2010 9:07:00 AM:
Jud, haven't heard or seen anything about your party. Write a comment or two, to let us know. Would like to hear from you.
1. Slimantics: John Glenn: The right stuff LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Ask Rufus: Walt Disney and Catfish LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Patrick Buchanan: Has the Trumpian revolution begun? NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Editorial cartoon for 12-9-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Roses and thorns: 12/11/16 LOCAL COLUMNS