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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Has Some Real Issues

July 30th, 2009 by Rich Szabo

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling.

He was booked for disorderly conduct after “exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior,” according to a police report. Gates accused the investigating officer of being a racist and told him he had “no idea who he was messing with,” the report said.

Obama got into the middle of this before he even knew the details. But then again, do you really expect Barry to READ a police report when he hasn’t even read the Healthcare Bill?

The only people who were being racist were Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Barry Obama.

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Obam’s Healthcare Fiasco

July 21st, 2009 by Rich Szabo

The White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass Obamacare: all Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftist bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible.

During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” President Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” (quote begins at 17:10)

This is a truly disturbing admission by Obama, especially considering that later in the call, Obama promises yet again: “If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period.” How can Obama keep making this promise if he is not familiar with the health legislation that is being written in Congress? Details matter.

The House bill does not outright outlaw private individual health insurance, but it does effectively regulate it out of existence. The House bill does allow private insurance to be sold, but only “Exchange-participating health benefits plans.” In order to qualify as an “Exchange-participating health benefits plan,” all health insurance plans must conform to a bunch of new regulations, including community rating and guaranteed issue. These will all send the cost of private individual health insurance skyrocketing. Furthermore, all these new regulations would not apply just to individual insurance plans, but to all insurance plans. So the House bill will also drive up the cost of your existing employer coverage as well. Until, of course, it becomes so expensive that your company makes the perfectly economical decision to dump you into the government plan.

* Approximately 103 million people would be covered under the new public plan and, as a consequence, about 83.4 million people would lose their private insurance. This would represent a 48.4 percent reduction in the number of people with private coverage.
* About 88.1 million workers would see their current private, employer-sponsored health plan go away and would be shifted to the public plan.
* Yearly premiums for the typical American with private coverage could go up by as much as $460 per privately-insured person, as a result of increased cost-shifting stemming from a public plan modeled on Medicare.

So King Barry is no better than those on the Hill that just sign things without reading them! It is also an “out” for Obama in case the bill fails. By admitting now that he is unaware of parts of the bill (especially the parts that upset most people), if the bill should fail, Obama could say that he had nothing to do with this part. It’s just good politics!

Saying “not familiar” well isn’t that presidential! How “familiar” are the congressmen? or the public? Yet they want to ram healthcare down the throats of hard working American, to fund the “not so hard working” people, including illegal occupants, tax our children to death, destroy the best parts of our healthcare system, and put everyone on a system similar to worker’s comp. Well I hope everyone likes the treatment they get with worker’s comp, because that is the treatments being proposed. If you don’t like it, go to Canada for treatment. oops. They don’t have a better system, now they won’t be able to come here either. How about this for a “change” ?

I am absolutely amazed that Obama took more time in considering what breed of dog to get for a family pet than the time he is allowing Congress to consider this HUGE National Health Care bill. His audacity is absolutely amazing.

NOW is the time for the Republican Party to capitalize on this mess! They need to become vocal and SHOW THE PROOF that Obama is lying and the Hill is trying to turn us into a Socialist Society! How can Investors Business Daily make all of this information public and the House Republicans and Senate Republicans just sit there twiddling their thumbs? THIS is the information that you should be walking all over this so called, “American Born” excuse for a President with!

But I won’t hold my breath waiting for the Republican Party to do anything. It’s up to We the People to make a difference. Call, write, email your Congressmen and tell the what you think.

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