Monthly Archives: November 2013

What do we got (sic) on the spacecraft that’s good?

(from email 11/22/13)

Yesterday, the New York Times gleefully proclaimed “democracy returns to the Senate” after Senate Leader Harry Reid used a parliamentary trick to push the button on the so-called “nuclear option,” changing the rules to allow court nominations to be pushed through using a simple majority vote instead of the minimum sixty required to end debate.   

Think about that for a second.  A hundred years of Senate tradition was obliterated with a simple 52-48 majority vote, stripping the minority in our “most deliberative body” of the ability to filibuster presidential court nominees that do not have bipartisan support.  That’s the equivalent of removing nine of our senators.  Continue reading What do we got (sic) on the spacecraft that’s good?

The hidden death-trap in Obamacare

While all the horrors being unleashed on Americans by Obamacare through the high-profile happenings of policy cancellations, sky-rocketing insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs are coming to light and are devastating to the millions of Americans having that most-personal of services, medical care, shattered by government tyranny, it’s incredibly important to point out that hidden deep in the “mouse type” of Obamacare is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which was recently renamed Health Technology Assessment Commission (HTAC).

Americans are beginning to experience the horrendous monstrosity that is Obamacare: Prior to the smack-down passing of Obamacare, Continue reading The hidden death-trap in Obamacare

What if buying coffee was like purchasing health insurance?

Sometimes it is useful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

For example, is “health insurance” really health insurance, or has it become a pre-payment plan?  Not everyone with car insurance will get into an accident, but nearly everyone with health insurance gets sick.  We would never expect our car insurance to cover our fuel costs and oil changes, since most of us understand it is only there to cover catastrophic events.  Yet many of us have this kind of expectation every time we see the doctor. Continue reading What if buying coffee was like purchasing health insurance?