Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.
And this shocker- people were dropping their expensive coverage to get “free” government health care for their children.
“People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free,” said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. “I don’t believe that was the intent of the program.”
Government cannot change human nature and common sense. Why pay more for the same coverage?
Get ready for Pimp My Mortgage! Go from subprime to sublime!
The government will buy your home, get you a better subprime loan, perhaps extend yet another ARM to you, or lower your interest rate- just as long as you are in trouble.
Do you have a student loan? Well, your house payment will be like that. Need a few months off to pay for that flat screen? Go ahead! Stimulate the economy! Want a lower house payment so you can buy car you cannot afford? Yeah Boy! Step up and support our economizzle, but buy American!
If you are not in trouble- if you pay your bills- then too bad! People like you are the problem with this country. You are such a sucker! Just give us your money and shut up. If you make a lot of money then give me a lot of it and shut up.
I am a McCain supporter. I donated money to his campaign, I have two bumper stickers on my car, a yard sign, and I took this picture:
I deeply respect McCain’s service to this country and I like him as a person.
However, I am beyond mad, frustrated, and angry about his promise to help those poor people on Main Street with their mortgages. This is just another form of income redistribution.
Why should I be personally responsible? To work hard for people who are not?
I’m so angry and crazy mad at McCain’s support for the “Pimp My Mortgage” plan, but the last question was a big fat hanging curve.
Instead of Mac’s closing argument from Law and Order, McCain should have used the open-ended question to ask if the people knew the real Barack Obama.
What a huge missed opportunity. It could have been a game changing moment.
“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.” Barack Obama, “Dreams From My Father”
Words come to mind when I read these articles- jerk, arrogant, buffoon- but none really are accurate enough. We are in an age where truth does not matter, experience is a liability, and your presentation is king.
Obama says McCain has done nothing to help with the bailout.
Asked during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” whether McCain deserved credit for bringing lawmakers together, Obama said “no.”
“Here are the facts: For two weeks I was on the phone everyday with Secretary Paulson and the congressional leaders making sure that the principles that have been ultimately adopted were incorporated in the bill,” Obama said.
Well praise Barack from whom all blessings flow! Please allow me to get on my knees, kiss my Che shirt, hug my hammer and sickle, and genuflect over my Obama bumper sticker. He has saved the day with his intense phone calling! He must be more amazing on the phone than in person.
So what exactly did John McCain do? Well, at a minimum, he sacrificed his time and showed up. I’m sure there were political calculations which came with that decision. However, McCain didn’t have to prep for the debate like Obama because he had nothing to memorize at the last minute. No cramming needed.
Is there one cogent explanation of Obama’s ideas or what exactly he contributed to this process? Please, just communicating is not substantive- how about an idea? “Helping main street” you say? Give me a break. Was he the ONE who had that idea? I’m sure he’ll take the credit for anything good and blame the bad on the Republicans. More Barry bipartisan.
I love this quote from the article:
Obama also said the next president should work to overhaul the regulatory structure of Wall Street, though he offered no specifics.
How about a pony for every little girl in America? Why don’t we just buy everyone a house, give them “free” health care, “free” public transportation, “free” college, “free” “free” free”!!!
Any specifics about that pony? Uhhh, no, not at this time. Wait until next January and bring a coat.
As time goes on it appears that Obama will be president without facing a single issue with any depth- no more than a reflecting pool. And I bet he loves the reflection.
Obama wants to talk to Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran without preconditions. In the debate he said this level of diplomacy would not take place at the presidential level.
What does Obama really believe on this? Look at his website:
Diplomacy: Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.
Now that’s pretty clear! I predict this will be scrubbed from his website very soon. This statement has nothing to do with preparation work- it’s talking about PRESIDENTIAL DIPLOMACY.
Geesh. Fix your website so we can’t catch your nuance, I mean lie, so fast.
And a video:
How can there be any successful banks during this time? Weren’t they all greedy?
Via National Review, SC Conservative has the scoop from BB&T CEO John Allison. These are suggested guidelines for the bailout package. He submitted this list to all members of Congress.
Here are a few highlights:
1) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are the primary cause of the mortgage crisis. These government supported enterprises distorted normal market risk mechanisms. While individual private financial institutions have made serious mistakes, the problems in the financial system have been caused by government policies including, affordable housing (now sub-prime), combined with the market disruptions caused by the Federal Reserve holding interest rates too low and then raising interest rates too high.
2) This is a housing value crisis. It does not make economic sense to purchase credit card loans, automobile loans, etc. The government should directly purchase housing assets, not real estate bonds. This would include lots and houses under construction.