Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Argument for Impeachment

Thank you Russ Feingold!

Someone has finally stepped up! Let me see if I can bullet point the issues:

George Bush...
1) Manipulated intelligence reports to pursue a personal agenda leading to the deaths of over 2300 American soldiers and more than an estimated 100,000 civilians.
2) Possibly knowing lied about those same intelligence reports to justify the war in Iraq.
2) Lied to the American public on national TV about the NSA wiretap program.
3) Continues to try to justify and utilize a wiretap program that is obviously unconstitutional.
4) Which means he is violating United States law!

Bill Clinton...
1) Lied about having sex with an intern.

Okay... now I understand why we would impeach Clinton and not Bush!

I'm glad I could clear that all up!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

So why do we not like socialized medicine again?

So, my wife has been a little sick lately... nothing too serious but it just won't seem to go away. You know, nagging little cough, and sinus problems; so back to the doctor she went today.

I'm an older guy but I can still remember when I got my first "real" job. My health insurance and life insurance (equal to 1 years pay) was free! Pretty cool huh! Why on earth would we ever want socialized medicine???? I paid $5.00 for generic drugs, and doctor visits were a $15.00 copay... this is great!

Fast forward to today... so my wife goes to the doctor and pays her $20.00 copay (not that bad really), goes and drops off her three prescriptions, and comes back and only pays... one hundred seventy FREAKIN AMERICAN DOLLARS. WHAT THE HELL???? And that's after paying $300.00 per month for health insurance! WHAT THE HELL???? And this is the second time for her! Thank God it wasn't anything serious! You do that twice in one month and you have an unplanned for $400.00 per month expense plus the $300.00 you already paid for the insurance to not have to pay that other $400.00 per month.

There is no good reason I can come up with anyone could NOT support a national health plan. Costs for insurance have risen at an obscene rate, and care quality has dropped. A national health plan would create one huge group thereby leveling the risk/cost for everyone, and we could institute some cost controls that are currently not in place. When an aspirin costs $10.00 there's a problem.

So those of you who think that were getting a great deal for our healthcare in this country are nuts! We need a national healthcare plan to set some standards for costs and provide for affordable basic healthcare for everyone. If you want to elect to carry additional health insurance, feel free to do so.

I think that we are spiraling into a hole that we may never crawl out of unless something is done very soon! No... really!

Monday, March 06, 2006

America Files Chapter 11

So we've spent it all? It's only freakin March!!

Let's make those tax cuts permanent!

I grew up avowing myself a staunch Republican in a Democratic and Union household; because I believed in small government, personal responsibility, fiscal discipline, abortion was murder, and almost everything else the Republican Party CLAIMED to stand for. It turned out that abortion was the only belief we really had in common. Problem is I figured out that the government had little or no right telling women that once they conceived they were forced to deliver. Well that still left a whole bunch of stuff we agreed on right?

The real problem is... the Republican politicians don't believe in their own platform!

Look at it... the federal government has grown more under George Bush than during any presidency in the last 40 years, the Republicans all over Washington are being indicted so fast they hand out the indictments when they hand out the invitations to the next Republican fundraiser, the promise to bring integrity back to the White House would be laughable if not for the cost in lives, and they still cling to the old Republican mantras like it was some aged religion they really only play lip service to.

Now we're broke! What next?

TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS DOESN'T WORK! It looks great on paper... you give the wealthy a tax break and they'll spend it on investment thereby creating economic opportunity for many more people. Except they DON'T! They spend it on new yachts, cars for the kids, and vacations in Europe.

Please impeach this idiot before he does more damage to the country! Yeah.... really!!!!!