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We’ve all heard that the new “Obamacare” healthcare bill that passed (albeit illegally), would produce a huge infrastructure of bureaucratic agencies and a lack of individual choices. Well, I present to you what that will look like……Voila!


Does this look efficient?

The PDF may be viewed here: after you click, you click the box.

Obamacare_Chart

After looking at this, does anyone think that this will run “efficiently” and “cost-effectively”? I doubt it….it looks like a crazy puzzle. What’s with these insane people who design this crap and make it as complicated as possible?

Fortunately, Senator John Cornyn introduced a bill, The Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act, S.3653, cosponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Tom Coburn (R-OK) to remove unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats from American seniors’ personal health decisions by repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

Keep an eye on this in the news, as I’m sure those in power now will shoot The Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act down.

For more details about the bill and the Health Care monstrosity, here is the information from Senator Cornyn’s web page.

http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Home

I could not link directly, but if you go to his page, and click “issues”, “Key Issues”, “Healthcare and Retirement”, you then need to scroll down to ”

July 2010″, click “Cornyn Introduces The Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act”.

The "Oligarchy" who forced this upon you.

Jul 27 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a bill, The Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act, S.3653, cosponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Tom Coburn (R-OK) to remove unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats from American seniors’ personal health decisions by repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

“In true fashion of Obama-Reid-Pelosi hubris, the IPAB is the definition of a government takeover,” said Senator Cornyn. “America’s seniors deserve the ability to hold elected officials accountable for the decisions that affect their Medicare, but IPAB would take that away from seniors and put power in the hands of politically-appointed Washington bureaucrats. This bill to repeal IPAB is just one step towards starting over with real health care reform that empowers patients instead of beltway bureaucrats.”

“The $2.6 trillion health spending law fails to address a serious challenge facing our nation – skyrocketing health care costs. The White House chose to punt tough decisions to a bunch of bureaucrats with no accountability to the American people,” said Senator Hatch. “In response, we’ve come together with this common-sense legislation to put a stop to an unelected board with unprecedented power over the health decisions of every American senior. Making our government more responsive to the people we represent, like we are doing with this legislation, is how we rebuild the public’s trust.”

“The most dangerous consequence of a Washington takeover of health care is the inevitable rationing that will result in the delay and denial of care,” said Senator Kyl. “The IPAB, a group of unelected Washington bureaucrats, will decide whether certain tests and treatments ‘cost too much’ and therefore won’t be covered under the new law. By repealing the IPAB, we take one step forward in protecting the sacred patient-doctor relationship and ensuring access to the highest quality medical care.”

“On the hook to find $500 billion in cuts to pay for the new health care law, IPAB is yet another government body tasked with rationing to contain costs,” Senator Roberts said. “Access to quality care for seniors is threatened by decisions made behind closed doors by unelected and unaccountable government officials.”

“Health reform should empower families with more choices, not put government bureaucrats and rationing boards in the middle of medical decisions,” said Senator Coburn. “The Independent Payment Advisory Board is a government command-and control bureaucracy that will dictate payment decisions and interfere with the best judgment of physicians and families. The task of repealing this misguided law begins here.”

Senator Cornyn’s bill is one of a series of bills, including legislation to repeal burdens on small businesses and job-killing taxes, to highlight specific problems with the Democrats’ health care law. After taking $528 billion from the nearly bankrupt Medicare program to create a $2.6 trillion new entitlement, the Obama-Reid-Pelosi health care law created an unelected, unaccountable board of bureaucrats to make additional cuts to the Medicare program based on arbitrary global budget targets. The IPAB would empower 15 bureaucrats to make substantial changes to Medicare—without full transparency and accountability to America’s seniors and their elected officials. Additionally, Senator Cornyn and co-sponsors of the bill note several other issues with IPAB, which include:

* Product of Politics: While the designers of IPAB contend it will depoliticize the Medicare payment process, the IPAB’s very charter is the product of politics. Special interest groups cut deals with Democrats to specifically exempt hospitals, 28 percent of Medicare’s budget, from the IPAB’s ax. Additionally, IPAB simply takes decision-making authority from elected officials and gives it to the President’s political appointees.

* Shirked Responsibility: While IPAB was sold as a mechanism to address entitlement spending, the reality is that IPAB allowed Congress to punt to an unaccountable board the responsibility of fully paying for a budget busting new entitlement program. The history of the $371 billion Sustainable Growth Rate problem has shown that punting budget problems down the road only makes them worse for patients, providers, and taxpayers.

* Fallible Bureaucrats: IPAB’s body of “experts” was modeled in many ways after the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). However, MedPAC doesn’t always get it right, and its recommendations are carefully examined by Congress before legislative action. A news report last year noted that , “The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, created by Congress in 1997, has recommended more than $200 billion in cost cuts in the last year alone that lawmakers have ignored.”

* Jeopardized Access: IPAB has raised significant concerns among a diverse group of health care provider groups. 75 provider groups sent a letter stating their opposition to IPAB stating, “The IPAB reductions would be in addition to the…savings in provider payments already included in health care reform legislation, which could jeopardize both access for Medicare beneficiaries and even infrastructure for the entire health care system.”

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The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party.
by Bruce Walker


Barack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.
Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different.

President Bush is a businessman.
Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution.
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom Delay was an exterminator.
Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.

The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.

The Lawyers’ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America . And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers’ Party, grow.

Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.
This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.

Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine, but it is an awful way to govern a great nation.

When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming.  This also results in some Americans becoming “adverse parties” of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers in America is too great. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.
We cannot expect the Lawyers’ Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America. Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as “spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you” and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democratic Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democratic Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

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While reading the latest news about the three Americans, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd, I can’t help but think, “Where was their common sense”?  Yes…common sense, defined as good judgment: sound practical judgment derived from experience rather than study.

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All three graduated from U.C. Berkley in California: Shane’s degree is in “Peace and Conflict Studies”, Josh’s degree, “Environmental Economics and Policy”, and he taught “sustainable living skills”, and Sarah’s, I’m not sure, but must be teaching, as she was teaching “English” while living in Damascus.

What do these degrees teach people about the real world? They all had ideals about how the world should be, peaceful, with human rights, everyone living in harmony, and so on.  That all sounds fine and dandy….but unfortunately, that’s just not how it is.

I find myself wondering about how they were raised…..by hippies?  That is kind of how it sounds to me.  Raised by parents who told them they could change the world, make it a better place.  Again, that sounds great too, but you also have to teach  naive young people, that there are some things that cannot be changed so well.

A great example, look at the radical Muslims.  We have been in a battle with a culture that has lived the same way for eons.  They don’t want change, they believe our liberties and our way of life is evil.   They are taught to destroy the infidel.

Did they ever watch the news?  Everyday there is something about people getting caught in these radical backwards countries (like Iran, North Korea), and anyone with any common sense can figure out, those aren’t the best places to “wander” around in, no matter how good your intentions are.

Side note: I know people who NEVER watch the news….because in their words, “It is too depressing”.  How lame is that?

Do I feel bad for them?  Of course I do.  But please, there is something to be learned from this:  There are evil people in the world, who don’t care about freedom, rights, personal rights, or justice. Use your common sense (and maybe watch the news every once in awhile).

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32863.html

Well well…..it seems that the two hard-heads can’t seem to compromise.   Does that surprise anyone?  I doubt it…poor Obama…..so used to getting his way, can’t seem to accept the fact that “you can’t always get what you want“.    And Pelosi?  well…..one look at her and you know she is used to getting what she wants too  (I’m sure she has her own evil ways of wheeling and dealing).   Getting a little off subject here…..when watching Pelosi…….I often wonder, what concoction of drugs is she on?…..then I wonder, how did she get elected?…..then I remember, oh yeah….she’s from the Cali state of messed up abbey- normals.

Back to the article…….oh, Karma is such a glorious thing….(wait that isn’t in there), but what the heck…..it is wonderful and shows that there must be some kind of justice in this corrupt world.

Yes, Obama and his administration will  get what they deserve.  They just haven’t figured out that you can’t force the American people to go along with their agenda…..no hard-core Chicago politics are going to help here…..quit trying to be elitists…..you work for us!

So…..I dedicate this song to the current administration running the country…..(yes the Obamarammas and the Chicago thugs).

No You Don\’t! by Nine Inch Nails

smiling in their faces
while filling up the hole
so many dirty little places
in your filthy little worn out
broken down see through soul

baby’s got a problem
tries so hard to hide
got to keep it on the surface
because everything else is dead on the other side

teeth in the necks of everyone you know
you can keep on sucking until the blood won’t flow
when it starts to hurt it only helps it grow
taking all you need
(but not this time)
no, you don’t

and just for the record
just so you know
I did not believe
that you could sink so low

you think that you can beat them
I know that you won’t
you think you have everything
but no, you don’t

no, you don’t
no, you don’t
no, you don’t
no, you don’t

The NO, YOU DON’T LYRICS are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, the lyrics are provided for educational purposes only , If you like the song, please buy relative CD to support Nine Inch Nails.

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