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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

5 Things you will loose under the Obama Healthcare Plan

Here is a great article publlished by on what you will loose under the Obama Healthcare Plan:

1. Freedom to choose what's in your health plan
2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
4. Freedom to keep you existing plan
5. Freedom to choose your doctors

With so much hype on reforming the healthcare system, I find very little information on actual numbers and costs on how this reform will fund itself. highlights the current situation and solutions, but what good is a solution without a logical plan to run the program without a deficit? also has several reports on why it is necessary to reform health care but does not have specifics. It is drilled into our heads that something or anything needs to be done to create CHANGE. What I find hard to believe is the lack of information available on what this change will actually mean for each individual.

Here are several pro-H.R. 676 websites that advocate how good this reform will be because it will lower health care costs, etc. yet there is no figures, numbers, and/or specified plan on how providing health care for over 300 million people will work.

Of course everyone wants something for nothing...but as we have all grown to learn, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Do your research on the topic before making up your mind!

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Mixing Business with Pleasure...

What happens when individuals such as Chris Dodd, head of the Senate Banking Comittee, and Kent Conrad who is Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee mix business with pleasure? A very controversial allegation between one of the biggest mortgage company of our time and two well known Senators.

It is alleged that these two men knew that they were given "preferential" treatment when receiving their discounted Countrywide rates, as well as zero points from Countrywide on the actual cost of a loan. Both Dodd and Conrad deny the allegations stating they were not aware of such favors.

How do two well-educated men, both Senators and leaders of this country, not understand whether or not they are being given preferrential treatment by a lender? It's as easy as comparing fair market interest rate to the rate on your loan documents, and as easy as picking up a phone to call your loan officer/broker to ask simple questions about fees.

Moral of the story:
If you don't ask you won't know, and if you don't know it's because you never asked! Know the facts before signing on the dotted line!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

I just started reading "Common Sense" by Glenn Beck who plainly puts into words and numbers the real economic mess we are making for ourselves.

At a time where the current administration is trying to get Congress to approve a $1,500,000,000,000 health care plan and already $8,500,000,000,000 spent towards bailout money, how can we possibly afford more of this type of spending? It has been reported that we are in over $11,000,000,000,000 in debt and the number just keeps growing. Neither Republican nor Democrats have come up with a reasonable plan to pay off this amount of debt including all interest that will be accrued, yet we continue on a path of spending spree that does not seem to help with the economy.

At what point does our government decide enough is enough? And what point does it become acceptable to let private entities fail when they are not doing a sufficient job in keeping their noses clean? How can any entity, whether government or a business, run at a deficit without proper means to repay what is being owed? The numbers are staggering, and seeing where all this debt will lead us to is down right frightening.

Glenn Beck couldn't have made better sense by entitling his book Common Sense....

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Contending Ahmadinejad

AP is reporting: TEHRAN, Iran – Tens of thousands of supporters of pro-reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi are streaming through the center of Tehran in a boisterous protest against election results that declared President Mamoud Ahmadinejad the winner.

The current election held in Iran is proving to be very difficult for Mamoud Ahmadinejad. The rise in protest from people who are backing his opponent, Mir-Hussein Mousavi, have come front and center showing a rise in discontent in Ahmadinejad's power over the Iranian people. Protests and rallies have been planned to demand an appeal to the election declaring Ahmadinejad the winner, but with Ahmadinejad's tight control over the government, it has been difficult to organize any type of legal protest.

To challenge a political juggernaut like Ahmadinejad at a time where Iran is facing potential confrontation with the United States show that the Iranian people are just not content with his handling of international and domestic issues. Mousavi, known to be a reformer with a pro-western friendly attitude towards international relations, has proven to be the contrast of Ahmadenijad's policies. If Mousavi gets his wish in contesting and then winning the election, he could play a considerable role in bringing neutrality within the region.

I commend and support those Iranian people who are willing to stand up to their own government in hopes of making their voices heard. The Iranian people have shown the rest of the world not all of them are happy with Ahmadenijad's policies, and that he does not speak for all Iranians. Let us learn from the Iranian people who show that speaking out against its own government during a time of discontent is the right thing to do--no matter what the repercussions.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

United States Army

I am proud to say that on May 22, 2009 I was sworn in to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

I will proudly be serving in the US Army.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

As many of you may know the question of objectivity and subjectivity has always been a major factor in our political system. Others may associate it with "what's right for you, is not necessarily right for me, and what's right for me, may not necessarily right for you."

Everyone has their own subjective truth and there has been a recent but relentless push for acceptance of all subjective truths. How does society function as a whole when objectivity is diminished and we function solely on subjective interest? John Locke once wrote that "humans are communal creatures"; based on this foundation, there must have been some predominant agreement in the need to protect each individuals interest based on some objective knowledge of right and wrong. Otherwise, how would it have been possible to form society if each individual acted on their own subjective interest?

So will subjectivity in the form of globalization and different cultural acceptance (no matter how weird and sometimes lascivious) be the down fall of our democracy?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shuttin' Detroit Down

So with the bailouts helping out corporate giants, those who are really hurting aren't getting a dime and end up loosing their jobs. A time of pain produces controversy and good music...Here's the lyric of John Rich's "Shuttin' Detroit Down"

Check it out...

My daddy taught me in this country everyone’s the same.
You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame,
When it don’t go your way.
Now I see all these big shots whining on my evening news,
About how they’re losing billions and it’s up to me and you
To come running to the rescue.

Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear.
They’re selling make believe and we don’t buy that here.

Because in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down,
While the boss man takes his bonus-paid jets on out of town.
DC’s bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground.
Yeah while they’re living up on Wall Street in that New York City town,
Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.
Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.

Well that old man’s been working in that plant most all his life,
Now his pension plan’s been cut in half and he can’t afford to die
And it’s a crying shame, cus he ain’t the one to blame.
When I look down to see his calloused hands,
Well let me tell you friend it gets me fightin’ mad.

Cause in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down,
While the boss man takes his bonus-paid jets on out of town.
DC’s bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground.
Yeah while they’re living up on Wall Street in that New York City town,
Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.

Yeah while there living up on Wall Street in that New York City town,
Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.
Here in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down,
In the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down.
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.

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