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Real Transparency…

Posted in Cool Beans with tags on July 26, 2010 by spikestl

Ayn Rand on Socialism and Dictatorship in America

Posted in COMMUNISM, Liberty, socialism with tags , , , , on June 21, 2010 by spikestl

1958 interview of Ayn Rand on the Mike Wallace Show. Ayn Rand was a child during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia before visiting America and staying.

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP

Posted in Clowerd and Piven "collapse the system" with tags , on April 24, 2010 by spikestl

By David M. Dickson, The Washington Times

President Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected, and raise the federal debt to 90 percent of the nation’s economic output by 2020, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.

In its 2011 budget, which the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released Feb. 1, the administration projected a 10-year deficit total of $8.53 trillion. After looking it over, CBO said in its final analysis, released Thursday, that the president’s budget would generate a combined $9.75 trillion in deficits over the next decade.

“An additional $1.2 trillion in debt dumped on [GDP] to our children makes a huge difference,” said Brian Riedl, a budget analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation. “That represents an additional debt of $10,000 per household above and beyond the federal debt they are already carrying.”

The federal public debt, which was $6.3 trillion ($56,000 per household) when Mr. Obama entered office amid an economic crisis, totals $8.2 trillion ($72,000 per household) today, and it’s headed toward $20.3 trillion (more than $170,000 per household) in 2020, according to CBO’s deficit estimates.

That figure would equal 90 percent of the estimated gross domestic product in 2020, up from 40 percent at the end of fiscal 2008. By comparison, America’s debt-to-GDP ratio peaked at 109 percent at the end of World War II, while the ratio for economically troubled Greece hit 115 percent last year.

Kathleen Sebelius says FL can’t opt out

Posted in Brown Shirts, Health Control with tags , , on April 24, 2010 by spikestl

By Carol Gentry and Jim Saunders
4/23/2010 © Health News Florida
Only hours after the Florida House and Senate voted to “opt out” of the new federal health law, the top U.S. health official said Thursday night that will not be permitted.

Without mentioning any particular state or going into detail, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that state and local officials can vent all they want about a so-called “federal takeover” of health care. But they cannot deny their citizens access to its benefits or requirements, she told the Association of Health Care Journalists.

“They may want to opt out, but they don’t get to opt out all of their citizens who want and need health care,” Sebelius said.

Florida has an estimated 4 million uninsured, most of whom will be covered when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes full effect in 2014.

At least 30 states have passed state constitutional amendment legislation similar to that approved by the Florida Legislature, according to theNational Conference of State Legislatures.

Sebelius said the backlash against the ACA has been ginned up by “misinformation,” much of it deliberate. Thus HHS will be setting up an Internet site to answer frequent questions and a toll-free helpline, similar to that operated for Medicare beneficiaries. HHS staff members present at the conference said they hope to have the Internet site up by July 1 and the help desk soon after.

The opt-out measure passed in the House and Senate on Thursday, a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution, will go before voters in the November election. The proposal says, in part, that Floridians may not be forced by law to “participate in any health-care system.”

Dividing along almost strict party lines, the House passed the proposal 74-42, and the Senate followed in a 26-11 vote. Republican supporters say the issue is a matter of freedom and preventing encroachment by the federal government.

“The fact that we have to have this debate in the United States of America is troubling and bizarre,” said Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee.

Democrats said the proposal’s supporters have spent more time trying to prevent expansion of coverage than they have on solving the state’s health-care problems.

“That is the folly of this moment, and this constitutional amendment is misguided in the extreme,” said Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach.

The measure is primarily aimed at part of the health-reform law that will eventually require people to buy health insurance or face financial penalties — a concept known as the “individual mandate.” Republicans in Tallahassee and other state capitals have launched numerous efforts to allow people to opt out of the requirement since the Democrat-controlled Congress passed it last month.

At the same time, Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum has launched a separate legal battle challenging the federal law. That lawsuit is pending.

Democrats have repeatedly argued that the legislative attempts to allow Floridians to opt out of the federal law would violate the so-called “supremacy clause” of the U.S. Constitution. That clause generally gives precedence to federal law over state law when conflicts occur.

“We should not step on the United States Constitution, and that’s what you are doing now,” Davie Democrat Martin Kiar said during the House debate today.

But supporters dispute that the supremacy clause bars the state from allowing people to avoid the individual mandate. “The supremacy clause does not say the feds control the states,” Melbourne Republican Ritch Workman said.

Supporters also say that even if the proposal ultimately is found to violate the supremacy clause, it would remain in place to protect Floridians from future state health-care requirements. As an example, it would prevent Florida from approving coverage requirements similar to those in Massachusetts.

More broadly, however, Palm Harbor Republican Peter Nehr said it is the Legislature’s duty to “step up and reassert the rights of Floridians.”

St.Louis Tax Day Tea Party 04/15/2010

Posted in Liberty, politics, Sovereignty, Tea Party with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by spikestl

St.Charles County Rolling Tea Party

Posted in Cool Beans, Tea Party with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2010 by spikestl

Change Has Come to AmericA

Posted in Health Control, politics, socialism with tags , , , , on April 1, 2010 by spikestl

National Health Care, from Major British News Papers

Posted in FAIL, Health Control with tags , , , on March 31, 2010 by spikestl

Most Americans are never going to know what health care is like in other countries.
In my previous post Natonal Health Care, My Personal Story. I talked about how health care happened to me and my family. Since that post, I’ve had a couple of people tell me “well when I went to London I cut my finger or smashed my hand and I got Excellent care'”.

What they don’t understand is that it’s not about the care.

Its about the COST and who’s controling the MONEY.

At 39% of GDP the United Kindom is one of the highest taxed countries in the world, in comparison USA is 28% of GDP, the problem is that the UK is  financially in worse shape than the USA.

How bad is it? Click these Links to find out….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5412191/Patients-forced-to-wait-hours-in-ambulances-parked-outside-AandE-departments.html

http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/content/eveningstar/news/story.aspx?brand=ESTOnline&category=News&tBrand=ESTOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=IPED06%20May%202009%2014%3A49%3A07%3A383

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1047730/Nurse-dies-writhing-agony-TWO-HOUR-wait-ambulance.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/feb/17/health.nhs

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/2222085.anger_as_baby_boy_denied_nhs_help/

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/obese-may-be-denied-priority-nhs-care-429844.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/29/surgery-denied-nhs-trusts-cut-costs

Star Parker Get’s It

Posted in Racism, socialism with tags , , on March 29, 2010 by spikestl

CNN Starts to Get it….John Cafferty

Posted in Liberty, politics with tags , , , , on March 28, 2010 by spikestl

ZO Explains Why You’re Entitled

Posted in COMMUNISM, Health Control, politics with tags , , , , on March 27, 2010 by spikestl

RALLY: This Saturday, March 27th at HIGH NOON!!

Posted in Liberty with tags , , on March 26, 2010 by spikestl


Citizens for Better Transit

Location: 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton, Missouri…St. Louis County Administrative Building.

BRING POSTERS AND FLYERS AND YOUR LOUD VOICES!!

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STAND UP AGAINST MASSIVE TAXATION BEING LEVELED AGAINST ST. LOUIS COUNTY FAMILIES! STAND UP AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE! STAND UP FOR A REFORMED MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM!!

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TELL CHARLIE DOOLEY AND CO., THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE! TELL HIM YOU’LL VOTE NO ON PROP A THIS APRIL 6TH!!

National Health care, My Personal Story

Posted in Health Control, My Thoughts with tags , , on March 22, 2010 by spikestl

Well… with 70% of America opposed to Obama Care ( Health Control ) They passed it anyway.
I was hoping I wouldn’t Have to post this, I’ve been writing it for a while….

Americans have no idea what national health care is like. Health care is health care right? Every doctor and nurse is going to do the best job they can. They don’t want people to suffer or die. Right?

Well if the Doctors and Nurses are the same, why is there a difference in the care that you receive. Is there a difference?

A survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Americans visit other country’s on vacation and hopefully never see an emergency room. The only way to know what health care is like in another country is to live there for awhile….SO.
A little Info about me.

I joined the United States Air Force in 1985. After Training I was stationed in England. I liked england a lot, I still do. I met a local girl, fell in love,and got married.
The Air Force is different from the Army, Marines,and Navy. In the Air Force, if you want to stay someplace for a while it was relatively easy. I was stationed at R.A.F. Woodbridge, England for 6 years before moving to Khobar Towers Saudi Arabia, and Myrtle Beach A.F.B South Carolina.
We have three children.

The first, my only daughter, was born under the British National Health System, because the hospital was in the town we lived in, and My A.F. Base didn’t have a hospital, just a clinic. The nearest USAF hospital was more than 50 miles away, and besides my wife is British so it wasn’t going to cost us any money.

My first son was born under the american medicade system, at a time when I was unfortunately  unemployed.

My second son was born under Chrysler / uaw ( “Cadillac” thanks Nancy Pelosi ) Health care insurance.

The difference between the three is interesting. Chrysler Health insurance is the gold standard. Hospital of our choice. Doctor of our choice. Multiple ultrasounds. any and all tests. Semi-private room. And because of an emergency c-section She spent 5 days in the hospital.

With the Medicade system. We had No choice of Doctor. No choice of Hospital. Medicare allowed only the minimum tests and ultra sound. The Doctor we had was the same that delivered our son but she was inexperienced. The nursing staff treated us the way a cashier at a grocery store treats someone with food stamps. OK, I was unemployed, But does anyone DESERVE to be treated that way?

The British NHS…
My daughter was born in a british hospital in 6 hours without a doctor….Midwives are cheaper.
My daughter was my first child, we were young and I didn’t know any better. Yes there was a doctor on the ward. yes he was busy. No, my wife didn’t Need him….But isn’t that just luck?

Ipswich england has a population of about 140,000 with only one hospital.
In a recent news article my mother in law sent me says that the Ipswich hospital was losing its cardiac unit because it was too expensive. The government believes that the travel time of about an hour to the next cost-effective hospital is “acceptable”

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low-income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

In 1996 My Father in law was told that he would need a hip replacement, So he was put on a waiting list.
At 65 he had a lot of life left in him, and my children couldn’t wait to see Grandpa, whether we went to england or they came to see us. As time Passed they had to sell their home because he could no longer climb the stairs.
Finally, after waiting seven years, Grandpa got the operation.
He died three days later from blood poisoning.
The doctor admitted that it was his fault.
You can’t sue the government for malpractice.

“Barack Obama will pass health care reform, demonstrating whose side we’re on.”

Posted in FAIL, Health Control, terrorism with tags , , , on March 21, 2010 by spikestl

Connecticut Rep. John Larson, chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said Sunday morning that “we have the votes” to pass health care reform legislation in the House.

Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Larson said, “We are going to make history today. Not since President Roosevelt passed Social Security, Lyndon Johnson passed Medicare, and today, Barack Obama will pass health care reform, demonstrating whose side we’re on.”

The House is scheduled to begin debate at 1 p.m. eastern time Sunday with votes on the legislation expected to start about 6 p.m

From Breitbart’s Big Government

Posted in Health Control, politics with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by spikestl
Jon  Voight

Call to Arms: Join Me in DC Saturday to Stop ObamaCare

by Jon Voight I am calling to all of you freedom-loving Americans to come once again to Washington D.C. to gather at upper Senate Park, across from the Capitol on Saturday, at 12 o’clock noon.

We must come by the thousands.

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Speaker Pelosi will stop at nothing to fulfill her corrupt conquests. She will bring all of the corrupt ACORN liars to try to bully all the Democrats that may be having pangs of guilt knowing quite surely what their votes can and will do. If they’re bullied into saying “yes,” it will destroy America.

Join me and Rep. Michele Bachmann in Washington DC at 12 noon EST so we can give all the Democrats who know what the end result will be the courage to say: “No, do not pass this destructive bill.”

I’ll see you there.