Support and Defend

Support and Defend

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 0 replies · +1 points

For those who can't handle Alex Jones,

Try Aaron Russo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nD7dbkkBIA

His documentary; 'America - Freedom to Fascism' has a lot of good info.

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 1 reply · +1 points

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Ron Paul is my man.

I believe that the growing Campaign For Liberty organization can carry his message and desire for the return to our Constitutional ideals to fruition.

His 'Audit the Fed' legislation with wonderful support is a great step in that process.

http://campaignforliberty.com

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 1 reply · +2 points

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about health care reform. I appreciate hearing your thoughts and welcome the opportunity to address your concerns.

The skyrocketing cost of health care is causing families pain and financial stress, threatening the ability of businesses to stay afloat, and straining the federal budget. In 2007, we spent $2.2 trillion on health care, and that price tag is expected to rise. Despite these costs, more than 70 million Americans do not have adequate health coverage.

We must provide higher quality health care to all Americans and we have an opportunity to achieve this goal. Some health care systems in Wisconsin have demonstrated that we can provide better quality care for less money. If we can replicate these systems, we could save our country billions of dollars while providing care to everyone. SeniorCare is another example of what Wisconsin is doing to help expand health care to people without causing the government to go bankrupt. SeniorCare is a valuable program that I have long supported. Although SeniorCare is set to expire on December 31, 2009, I am pursuing every effort to continue this important program.

These health care systems in Wisconsin have been successful because they reward value of care instead of volume of care. It is time for the United States to follow Wisconsin's lead and encourage providers to perform the right care, instead of more, expensive care. One way to do this is through S. 1249, the "Medicare Payment Improvement Act of 2009," which would reform Medicare's system of physician reimbursement so that it rewards health care providers that achieve a higher quality of care and lower costs. I am a cosponsor of this legislation and it is my hope that it will be included in the final health reform bill.

In addition to changing incentives for providers, we must make other efforts to improve the health care system, including eliminating waste and misconduct. I have developed protections against fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid and I am working to ensure they remain in the final resulting package.

One of the most important ways to improve quality and lower costs is to expand coverage to all our citizens. When American families lack health insurance, everyone suffers. To compensate for those who cannot afford health coverage, doctors and hospitals charge insurance companies more to care for patients with health insurance. As a result, those with health insurance unknowingly pay roughly $1,000 extra per family, per year.

I think that those who are satisfied with their current insurance coverage should be able to keep it. One way to expand affordable coverage without interfering with good private plans is to create some sort of public plan. I support this concept, as long as it does not undermine current health providers, does not rely on government subsidies to function, and garners bipartisan support.

There is no easy solution to fix all of these problems, but I have heard many good ideas from across the political spectrum. I take this debate very seriously, and I plan to work with my colleagues in Congress to enact real change in the American health care system. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as my colleagues and I debate reform proposals over the coming months.

Again, thank you for your comments. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Herb Kohl
United States Senator

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 2 replies · +6 points

Interesting -

The folks I hang with who are firearm enthusiasts are some of the most kind and respectful people I know.

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 1 reply · +1 points

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You yourself repeatedly told me I was foolish to vote Republican; 'more of the same'. You said Mr. Obama is going to be the people's president and is going to help U.S. residents enjoy a better life. Based upon everything you have told me and things we heard from him as he campaigned, I am sure Mr. Obama will try to provide for all our needs. I'm just not sure if or when that might happen or what the quality will be. If history has any meaning, the policies established by the leadership during the Great Depression caused a longer and deeper depression than what we now know could have been. It seems that we're ignoring past mistakes in the hope that it may work this time. We'll see.

I hope you now understand what I have been saying for a long time; Those who vote should consider what the impact of an election will be on the nation as a whole, and not just with what they may get for themselves. What voters don't seem to realize is that all the money we are spending is taken from the earnings of tax-paying people and productive businesses or borrowed from future taxpayers such as yourself and even your children and grandchildren. Remember how you told me; "Only the richest of the rich will be affected"? Guess what, honey? Your Grandmother and I are now considered to be rich for tax purposes according to Obama. It might look that way to him, but in the real world we are far from being 'rich'. As you said while campaigning for Obama, some people will have to carry more of the burden so we all can prosper. You understand what that means, right? It means that raising taxes on productive people results in them having less money. Less money for everything, including granddaughters.

I say facetiously; Congratulations on your choice for 'change' since you now have what you asked for. I 'hope' you get what you expect the next four years from a Democratic majority. When you lose a job opportunity to someone who is less qualified because they are willing to work for less, remember the good deed you are doing. When you lose your nice car by not being able to make the payments, remember that the person who gets it probably needs it more than you; they got a great deal on a used car in nice condition and they'll have reliable transportation to that new job they just got instead of you. When you lose your nice apartment near where you'd hoped to work, remember that through your sacrifice, you've provided a place for the one who did get the job. When your credit cards have been frozen . . .

. . . and please be sure to vote in the next election.

Remember, we love you dearly... but from now on or until we once more control our own produce, you'll need to call the number above when you need help.

Good luck, sweetheart. I'm sorry for the 'change'. I 'hope' this helps.

Love,

Grampa

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 3 replies · +5 points

Reposted from crashed Vent -


Dear Ashley . . .

**John (Grampa) is 63 years old and owns his own business. He is a life-long conservative and sees his plan for retiring next year is now gone. With the stock market crashing and all the new taxes coming his way, John knows he will be working for a good number more years as well as relying on Social Security to support his needs.

**John has a Granddaughter; Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a late model car, wears all the latest fashions, and also likes going out and eating out a lot. Ashley campaigned hard for Obama, and after he won the election she made sure her Grandfather (and other conservative family members) received more than an earful on how the world is going to be a much better place now that Democrats won the election.

**Ashley recently found herself short of cash and cannot pay her bills, again. As she has done many other times in the past, she e-mailed her Grandfather asking for some financial help (unable to maintain Credit Cards, Car payment, Apartment rent, Student loan).

Here is his reply:

Dear Ashley,

I am replying to your request for more money.

Ashley, you know I love you dearly and am sympathetic to your financial plight. Unfortunately, times have changed. With the election of President Obama, your Grandma and I have had to set forth a bold new economic plan of our own. Let me explain. Your grandmother and I have been hard working taxpayers for many years. As you know, we have lived a fairly comfortable life but in return have forgone many things like fancy vacations, luxury cars, etc. We have worked and saved and were looking forward to retiring soon. But this plan has changed. The new administration is significantly raising our personal and business taxes. The president says it is so we can all have a better life.

But you know what this means, Ashley. It means less income for us. Less income means we must cut back on many business and personal expenditures. One example is, we were forced to let go of our receptionist today. You know her. She always gave you candy when you visited my office. Did you know she has worked for us for over 18 years? I just can't afford her anymore. And since we cannot afford to retire, a job and business that may have been available for the next generation will not be there for some time. Well, this is just a taste of the business side.

Some personal economic effects of new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very well that over the years your Grandmother and I have given you thousands of dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc., etc. But now, by your vote and many others, you have elected a government that has a much different way in serving their constituents. They believe that government is a better means of allocating resources than a free-market system with appropriate government regulation and oversight. You have chosen a different 'family' for help. So, now you will have to rely on your new family. I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That is a direct number to the White House. I can't guarantee that they'll answer, but you can hope they do.

(continued in Reply) Also available http://planet-hughes.net/dear_ashley.htm

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 0 replies · +1 points

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Consider Campaign For Liberty with this Mission Statement -

'Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.'

Organized by State, Congressional District and County.

http://campaignforliberty.com

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 0 replies · +1 points

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Consider Campaign For Liberty with this Mission Statement -

'Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.'

http://campaignforliberty.com

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 0 replies · +1 points

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Ron Paul with Alex Jones - June 10th -

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLWvFYbkxnE

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSln28BkIyc&NR...

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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 0 replies · +4 points

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There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners.. -

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/femaconcentrationc...

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