Pennsylvania has become the first state to receive funding for federally funded abortions. According to Red Orbit, Pennsylvania will receive $160,000,000 which will directly fund abortions through the high risk insurance pool. This was authorized by the same Obama administration who came out with the unenforceable executive order that they said would prevent abortions from being federally funded. We knew that was a lie.
Blanche Lincoln, on her website, in town hall meetings, and interviews, promised that she would not vote for any measure that would allow for abortions to be federally funded beyond what the Hyde amendment would allow. Here’s Blanche’s statement regarding abortion from last year:
The Health Care Reform Bill adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee (H.R. 3200) includes a provision that explicitly prohibits federal subsidies to any health plan that chooses to cover abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment restriction. Finally, I will not support a health care plan that allows federal funding of abortions beyond the Hyde Amendment.
If you remember the long debate of last summer, there were plenty of people from Sarah Palin to James Dobson who warned us repeatedly that Obamacare would allow for federally funded abortions. We knew…it’s kind of hard to believe that Blanche Lincoln couldn’t figure out that this is what would happen.
Pennsylvania is just the first state. Other states are following suit and will be receiving their money soon-(money that we don’t have by the way).
If you are tired of politicians pushing their social agendas, spending money that they don’t have, and then lying about it on top of everything else, make sure that you send a message, loud and clear this November!
It’s almost like those Halloween movies where you keep thinking that Michael is dead, but he keeps coming back and killing more people. I keep thinking that this terrible Healthcare bill is dead and then it makes a grisly comeback! Now we hear the rumblings of reconciliation once again. Here are some undeniable facts:
The American people do NOT want this bill
I haven’t heard one person say, “This is a fabulous bill!” They (and I’m talking about the Dems who are pushing the bill) will say something like, “Well, it’s not a very good bill, but sometimes you have to look the other way and just vote.”
I don’t want that kind of bill! I want a bill that causes a legislator to come out and say, “This is absolutely a great bill. It must be passed!” That’s the kind of bill we must have if 1/6 of the economy is going to be effected.
Is it a pride issue? Is the President really willing to throw his party under the bus in order to get a bad healthcare bill passed just so that he can say he got something passed? In his closing remarks he mentioned the upcoming elections as a barometer of who is right in this issue. He’s right. November 2010 will be high noon and if the Dems insist on pushing this atrocious legislation down the throat of the American people, they will face an electorate that will not only be going to cast a vote: they will be going to settle a score.
I’ve been thinking about what I should focus on for this blog entry. I’ve been reading news stories, watching reports on tv, and generally just thinking about all that is going on and I have come to a conclusion. I just don’t even know where to begin with all that is troubling me. Here are just a few of my choices:
I thought about discussing how troubling it is that public school children were taught songs extolling the virtues of President Obama in an exercise eerily similar to what North Korean children are taught about their dear leader. What I would end up saying is, wake up parents! Public school systems are run by people in the NEA (The National Education Association) which is the largest labor union in America. They heavily support the Democratic party and they heavily support President Obama. Parents, we need to step up vigilance and know what is happening in the schools!
Then I thought about how troubling it is that Max Baucus is trying to place a gag order on Humana and companies like Humana simply for sending out a mailer that lists the possible effects on Medicare if Health Reform legislation passes. Then I would end up saying, wake up America! Stand up for free speech! Oh, and then ask yourself, why would Congress be afraid of people being told things about proposed legislation? I mean if it’s going to be wonderful for everyone, wouldn’t they want the details shouted from the highest peaks?
Then I thought about how troubling it is that Iran is now operating a second nuclear facility that is capable of processing uranium in sufficient quantities for the bomb and we are sitting on our hands telling them that they better play nice or else. But then I’d only end up saying, wake up voters! You voted for a community organizer with no national security experience and you expect a different result?
So, here’s the thing…Let’s WAKE UP and DO SOMETHING, PEOPLE! Let’s Get involved. We live in a representative democracy. That system REQUIRES involvement by WE THE PEOPLE!
In December 1773, colonists decided to dump tea in the Boston Harbor to send a message to the oppressive King of England. The message was no taxation without representation. Protesting against government has never been easy and 200+ years later it isn’t any easier.
After the Boston Tea Party it was a long, drawn out slog until the end of the American Revolution in 1781 and make no mistake, we are in for a long battle as well. We must have patience, and we must not get discouraged. We must have the same courage of our convictions as those patriots of old.
Today our grievances have different names. Today the names of our grievances are Cap and Trade, government health insurance, Card Check, and out of control spending on many other things that our Constitution never envisioned.
Today we do not protest against a King, but against a President intent on the “remaking of America” and a Congress that apparently doesn’t know how to exercise fiscal responsibility.
To the President, I say America doesn’t need to be remade. I’m proud of our Country. To the Congress I say, start looking at the big picture and instead of trying to get re-elected, try doing what is best for the future of our children and their children. Stand up for once and say we will not spend one more dollar on ear marks. We will not mortgage our country’s future just to secure re-election.
America has never been a government project. America is a mosaic of individual achievement and creativity which when unleashed works together like a well oiled machine. Government just needs to get out of the way and let the people get to work.
To the thousands of Tea Partiers, I say my hat’s off to you. Hang in there and don’t give up the fight! Get ready folks, it may be a long, drawn out battle, but I think that those partiers of 1773 would say the rewards are worth it!
The “whole message” that President Obama will be bringing the school children on Tuesday “is about personal responsibility” according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. In addition to wasting the time of teachers and students when they could be learning the three r’s, President Obama’s message on personal responsibility is hypocritical.
Our leaders love to tell us what we should do. How about showing us by example. Let’s look at the example of the resignation of Van Jones. Clearly the appointment of Van Jones represented a “vetting lapse” laments the Washington Post. Well, we have yet to hear the President come out and say that Jones should never have been appointed to his job. I thought that you were from the party of Truman, Mr. President. Didn’t he have sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here?” Let’s show some personal responsibility.
Then we have Jones himself who said in a written statement, “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.” Did you or did you not call Republicans (expletive deleted)? Did you or did you not say in 1992 that you were a communist? Were you or were you not filmed saying, “the white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people-of-color communities, because they don’t have a racial justice frame.”
You did say those things Mr. Jones and you were brought down by your own words and your own actions, not by any vast right wing conspiracy. How about a little personal responsibility Mr. Jones?