Just when you thought the Democrats could not get any wimpier, Charles Schumer comes to the rescue! Senator Schumer wants to compromise on the letting the Bush Tax Cuts to the rich stick! Just listen below to his puny logic! Meanwhile FoxNews doesn’t even accept his compromise!
Senator Schumer’s logic is beyond me. Listen to him above, like he is on the side of the middle class. Just another wimp for Obama!
He wants to only increase the taxes on those who make over one million per year. He then labels these people as “millionaires”.
Many Liberal talk shows are alarmed that Obama may be turning into a fiscal conservative! (See the video below). Amazing, we can launch two wars that are not paid for and at the same time cut the taxes for the rich! Then naturally we should worry how we can fund a national health care plan. Somehow I think we have our values mixed up.
We must face a crucial assumption that the massive amounts of political campaign contributions have “tamed” even Democrats to avoid. We must face the issue of wealth concentration in the hands of a few!
Wow Obama actually spoke up! Big deal he wasted an entire year being “Super Wimp”! Republicans know how to go on the offensive and it is about time that Democrats learn to do the same! As I mentioned in my prior post, some conservatives are talking about gaining control of the House so they can use the House of Representatives’ Constitutional power of the “purse strings” to de-fund Health Care Reform! Nancy Pelosi did not want to de-fund the Iraqi War using the same technique. If she did then the war would have ended two years before Obama became President.
Once again we hear the “mantra” of Democrats, “MEOW…. MEOW…..MEOW”. When will liberals go on the offensive? Well I just heard Ed Schultz tackle a favorite issue of mine. That issue is “Conservative News Media Biases”. Yes you read that correctly! For too long liberals have allowed conservatives and Republicans to paint the news media as a liberally biased! (See the video below).
When I hear Republicans talk about “freedom” I need to take a Rolaids because my stomach turns acidic. Tim Palenty used this terminology at a recent meeting of the conservative group CPAC! Actually this is classic Republican rhetoric! The “Freedom” that they so prize is not freedom for the American Middle Class!
In this era where corporations are defined as “persons” I find my personal freedom under further attack! Just this year we have the record recalls of Toyota cars for multiple reasons. Also the diabetes drug “Avandia” has been labeled by many as the cause of heart problems! CBS News says that the company that makes Avandia, “Glaxo Smith Kline” knew about the danger for years!
I heard a segment of Senator Judd Gregg’s interview on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell show. He laid out some plans to punish people who are overweight and engage in unhealthy behaviors in terms of health insurance costs. I guess he would support the removal of Trans-fatty acids in fast foods!
After all when hard pressed and overworked middle class Americans have to grab a fast meal while working shouldn’t they have “Freedom” from trans-fatty acids? What about freedom from nicotine addiction to cancer producing cigarettes?
First a question for Republicans! How is all that Corporate Free Marketie de-regulation thingy working out for ya! Huh? (Wink).
When will Americans ever learn that a decrease in Government Regulation does not translate into an increase in individual freedom! Instead a vacuum is created for the bully to take away the freedom of individual Americans! Just look at the recent insurance increases in California!
My advice to Obama is the opposite of what Sarah Palin said at the Tea Party convention! I have had enough of Obama trying to get the Republicans to come on board. We won they lost – REMEMBER! I am sick of letting Joe Liebermann and his fellow travelers, the blue dog Democrats destroy the mandate of the American people! President Obama has fallen right into the Republican trap. They knew it would work even before he took office. How is that?
Frankly I am feed up with Democrats being so airy faery when it comes to taking on Republicans. Can you imagine that the Republicans were actually stealing the issue of being middle class defenders against big corporations and Wall Street?
This bill is to weak and requires audacity to hope that rates will not skyrocket due to insurance company greed. I am afraid I cannot go along with Senator Harkins analogy that the Senate Bill is a “starter house not a mansion but we have to start somewhere!” I must number myself among the “Democrats Against Health Reform” because as Howard Dean has mentioned the Bill still allows Insurance Companies to practice “de facto” rejection of customers due to prior existing conditions. The rejection would be illegal but the modus operandi would be that insurance companies can still jack up their prices to cost prohibitive levels on those customers they do not want!
There is no real competition for the insurance companies without a robust public option.
Thus rates will continue their projected massive upward trends. Rates are set to skyrocket over the next few years but the average American is not aware of this.
If there is no bill then the so called “free market” will be blamed and their Republican fellow travelers would suffer even more loses at the polls.
If the bill passes then when rates continue to rise unchecked the Democrats will take the blame.
You cannot simply “add on” to this “starter house” because the Democrats just don’t have the testosterone to do it! Besides having a public option was a compromise to begin with since most progressives want a single payer system!
I strongly urge you to watch this testosterone filled video from “The Frank Factor”. This video was made prior to Obama taking office! But the author makes a correct assessment and a dire prediction that has come true due to the weak behavior of both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. (See see video below).
To hell with Joe Lieberman, we need a single payer Universal Health Care system financed by the repeal of both the Bush and Reagan tax cuts to the super rich. My God you would think that these people actually earn their money the way they whine. While the Republican Party has turned into the “party of no” the Democratic Party has turned into the party of MEOW! Harry Reid now claims he is for the Public Option. But as Rachel Maddow demonstrates in the video clip below what Harry Reid supports is so watered down that it is practically worthless! (See video below)