Monday, December 13, 2010

Obamacare Unconstitutional

Score! I've been saying it all along. Obamacare is unconstitutional. Of course I am not anyone that anyone is going to listen to. So, here it is from CBS news:
U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the bill's requirement for every American to acquire health insurance, which is known as the individual mandate, "exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power." The Obama administration has argued the individual mandate is constitutional under interstate commerce rules, but the judge rejected that argument.
Now what? Now we move on. I have no beef with generically making sure all Americans have access to health care. My beef was the whole "mandate" issue. Just like social security, the government telling me how they are going to manage my money and my life is wrong. Write your congressman now and tell him/her to pile on the pressure and let the Constitution be your guide.  

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Razors Edge

"To provide for the common defense, To promote the general welfare...
And to pay for everything in between? Not hardly. We cannot really control our federal government's spending. Our politicians are corrupt and the special interests print money to keep them bought and paid for.

With the budget busted and the deficit starting with a capital "T" we must reduce spending. I suggest that every line of the budget be arbitrairily reduced precisely by one percent. Don't bother trying to figure out which programs get a big cut. Simply reduce everything by the same percentage. It's not rocket science.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bernie Sanders Fights His Version Of The Good Fight

Bernie Sanders, of Fanny and Freddie Fame, took the floor and filibustered for nine hours against extension of the Bush Tax Cuts. Y'know, I don't like his politics or his philosophies. But, I have to respect someone who will stand and fight for his beliefs.

Bernie, you are going to lose. You will lose because lower taxes for everyone is the right path to take. But, unlike the majority of the people you caucus with; you are a worthy opponent.

Have a beer on me.  

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The Dream Is Dead

Dreamin. Yep, the DREAM ACT is history for now. I'm not anti-kid. I even get that some kids are in the country illegally through no fault of their own. But, the overall numbers of illegal aliens demand that our government take a stand. Personally I would rather that we ease or eliminate quotas and let in anyone who isn't a criminal. The caveat is that they get five years to assimilate and test for citizenship. Or, let them join the service, and test at the end of the enlistment. It's not programs like DREAM that we need to clog up an already bloated government. We need reform that follows the American dream from the ground up. Anything else is a waste of time.

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