Killing us with 'kindness'

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Democrats may come off looking like Santa Claus. Republicans may come off like the Grinch.

But neither party has covered itself in glory in recent decades, and particularly in this stampede to create a new health-care entitlement at a time when we can't even pay for what we already have.

The truth is, the massive federal takeover of health care would simply be the latest -- and one of the biggest -- plundering of the national Treasury on our supposed behalf.

They are killing us with what passes for kindness in government, immorally using our descendants' money to do so, and putting our republic and its paper currency on life support in the process.

This is not about health care. At bottom, it's about our leaders' ability to raid our national Treasury -- and their inability to resist doing it.

Latching on to health care is no doubt a brilliant strategy by leftists who have utter disdain for this country's freedoms -- and who surely realize the power they are grasping by creating unprecedented new dependency on the government.

Such dependency is like crack cocaine, and the "dealers" in Washington are using our money to get us addicted.

Yet, as much power as Washington grabs, we will always have the upper hand -- as long as we have the Constitution. It provides us ways to amend it to stop the kind of out-of-control government we're seeing today. We direct your attention to Article V.

Absent a constitutional convention, it may be too late to stop this slide into socialism. But we have to continue trying -- through the legislative process as this health-care "reform" continues in Congress, through next year's elections and likely through the courts -- for, even if Republicans take over Congress next year, it won't be by a veto-proof majority. That means whatever President Obama gets now, he can probably hold onto with his veto pen in hand.

When details of the Democratic health care proposals finally emerge, it's probable that we'll find, tucked into the thousands of pages of fine print, that health care "reform" will be the most destructive force ever to American liberty.

The more power that flows to Washington, the less you have.

With the loss of liberty comes the loss of personal responsibility. When someone else is responsible for your life, you take less responsibility for it yourself.

What is so sad is that this great country could find ways to make health insurance more affordable and available without turning the entire system -- one-sixth of the economy -- on its head; without the government dictating health-care terms and conditions to us all; without bankrupting future generations; and without doing inestimable and perhaps irreparable injury to the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it was supposed to ensure.

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ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/30/09 - 02:30 pm
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Corgimon &#0133 you have

Corgimon &#0133 you have pointed out several real problems &#0133 however the health care bills don't really address them. Insurance can only pay for covered services. If you increase the coverage, you will have to increase the premiums to make up for the increase in cost. Most all of the purposed benefits already exist if you are willing to pay for them.

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/30/09 - 02:32 pm
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All the current health care

All the current health care bills will do is increase the administrative cost by added an additional layer of regulations &#0133 then add to that the cost of increase in benefits and you price most of us out of the market. For this we get no increase in the quality of the health care offered in this country.

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RIPAmerica 12/30/09 - 02:39 pm
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These bills reform nothing in

These bills reform nothing in healthcare, they're all about paying for health care, getting the Gov't a piece of the action. Too much control and nobody's telling us why it's a good idea, how it's going to reform anything... nada.

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/30/09 - 02:44 pm
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No one is saying that we

No one is saying that we can't do a better job of getting the health care to more people, only that the current bills don't help and are a waste of time and money. As far as the crisis in Medicare &#0133 once we've figured out where the 1/2 billion dollars of waste is &#0133 resolving any other funding needed would be less than ObamaCare.

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0430 12/30/09 - 05:40 pm
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I bet that the Republicans

I bet that the Republicans will be the first in line to claim what they call "Obama Care". lol

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/30/09 - 05:44 pm
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0430 ... we will be paying

0430 ... we will be paying through the nose for it ... and we will be required by law to use it.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 06:03 pm
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Remember in the old days when

Remember in the old days when the Mafia required dues to stay alive, What is going the different when this so called president requires you to get his health care or be fined or go to jail (nice words for the death panel)

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 06:06 pm
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to be the difference...darn

to be the difference...darn edit

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/30/09 - 07:01 pm
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Don't ya'll think we have

Don't ya'll think we have worn this story flat out,,,can't believe george is still posting,,,have you been here alll day?

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/30/09 - 07:02 pm
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seenitB4 ... for now ... it

seenitB4 ... for now ... it will be discussed again while the joint committee figures out what the final bill will say.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 07:07 pm
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I think is issue is making a

I think is issue is making a record in number of post. I think it has run the longest too.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 07:13 pm
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I am here most days from 8 AM

I am here most days from 8 AM to 8 PM (pre-market, open market and after market) Have to entertain myself between trades. It was a bad day for me today. Didn't evern make $15.00 an hour.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/30/09 - 07:25 pm
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Since U are trading

Since U are trading everyday,,, tell me what's going on with Apple stock,,?? anything lasting?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 07:47 pm
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Almost every stock is at the

Almost every stock is at the top of the curve. I pulled out completely today and will stay away untill after the 4th. Too many things are happened right now with everything. I feel a big dump is coming real soon. My gut feeling on APPL is that it is overpriced and will take a good dip. AMD and INTC may have a lot to do with what way it goes. You know stock?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/30/09 - 07:51 pm
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Ex fatherinlaw was a

Ex fatherinlaw was a stockbroker years past,, I know how to lose in stock & now I hesitate to get back in.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/30/09 - 08:18 pm
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90% of day traders loose

90% of day traders loose thier [filtered word]. I have been a lucky one. Started trading 4 years ago as a hobby with $5000. I am now trading in a 6 figure level. Day trading is just like playing poker, Greed is what kills most traders. Learn when to flold.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/30/09 - 08:22 pm
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I think you're right,,,,

I think you're right,,,, think I'm going to fold right now & call it a night...

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