paying for "non" performance?
Just to show that the people who want to force a government takeover of our healthcare system will miss no opportunity...
Below is an email I received from the Obama campaign today (Yes, I'm on their email list...it pays to know what the other guys are up to). In it, they're asking supporters to commit to giving them one dollar each day we don't have a health care "reform" bill signed into law by Obama. The email subject line was "Somthing unusual". I'll say.
You've probably seen the headlines: Opponents of change are doing everything they can to delay health insurance reform. As a Republican strategy memo concluded, "If we slow this sausage-making process down, we can defeat it."
They're betting that as time goes by, our energy will flag, our movement will weaken, and they'll ultimately be able to block any change.
But they just don't get it -- thanks to the regular Americans who are reaching out in neighborhoods nationwide, our movement is expanding every day. In fact, over the weekend, we surpassed our big goal of 1 million people taking action for health insurance reform. And with your help, we'll keep growing and prove that our opponents' strategy of "delay, delay, delay" simply won't work.
So I want to ask you for something unusual: Can you chip in $1 each day until we pass real health insurance reform? A huge response will show the insurance companies and their allies in Congress that their delay tactics will only make our movement stronger. ... read more »
...more tools for the job
We've recently moved our campaign's home to a different platform that offers more tools to help spread the word. Tools such as custom posting to your Twitter or Facebook account, plus the newest tool, our campaign widget.
It's the widget that provides our best opportunity to make this campaign truly viral!
You can click the "Get this widget" link to get the html code that will allow you to embed this widget on any website, just like you would a YouTube video.
People can then sign the petition, fax their members of Congress, or promote the campaign via email, Twitter or Facebook from right there - without ever leaving the site you place the widget on!
If you haven't joined the campaign yet,click here and let your voice be heard now. Sign the petition and speak out to your members of Congress.
If you have already, click here anyway and take a moment to make use of our new promotional tools and help spread the word to others.
Help us say NO to socialized medicine and a government takeover of our healthcare system! read more »
...only crickets on the left
I came across this article in the Wall Street Journal about Obama's Congressional Budget Office Director, Peter Orszag, and how he's basically becoming one of the key point men to help "sell" Obamacare, since everyone (including many Democrats) wants to know where the money is coming from.
Understandable enough. But that wasn't what was interesting.
What jumped out at me was this sentence:
...he sent a letter to Capitol Hill detailing a proposal he had been more quietly pitching for weeks -- creating a new agency with power to cut spending and implement changes in Medicare, the giant health program for the elderly. He also attached proposed legislative language. It was the most specific that the White House, which has tried to articulate principles and leave details to lawmakers, has been on any aspect of the legislation.
OK, now how many of you out there can just imagine the howls of protest we would be hearing from Democrats if something like this had been proposed by the Bush administration - or any Republican.
"They're cutting Medicare! They're cutting Medicare!", they would scream. We wouldn't be able to have rational conversations about anything else. AARP would be staging protest in front of lawmakers' offices. The evening news would be leading off with stories about how proposed Republican cuts to Medicare would kill old people. We'd be treated to the "personal" stories of someone being forced to choose between pills and food, etc., etc.. read more »
what's the end game?
So what do you think will be the result of the fight over health care reform in Washington? That's the subject of our latest poll.
- 1) Full blown nationalized/socialized "Obamacare" will become law
- 2) A "compromise" allowing continued free-market insurance along with a "public option" run by the government
- 3) A compromise that places new, heavy regulations on free-market plans, but no "public option"
- 4) Real reform allowing portability, purchase across state lines, expanded choices and maybe some tort reform
- 5) No bill at all, (Obama's "waterloo")
We'll report the results next week.
Responsible Health Care Reform Pledge
Originally posted on America, You Asked For It!
It's simple and straightforward. Read and understand the yoke you are placing around our necks and give us ample time to examine it for ourselves before you limit our choices and place our health care system at the mercy of federal bureaucrats.
Not a single Democrat has signed the pledge! Ask yourself why?
We also need to ask why every Republican hasn't signed yet. Call your Congressmen and Senators and ask what's keeping them from taking this pledge.
For updates on this post visit Why Won't They Sign?