What Is A Human Right

 

When I was growing up we learned what our rights were God given rights. These rights were outlined in the United States Constitution and in the Christian Bible. This should not be confused with the human rights as defined by the United Nations. The United Nations has a list of 30 human rights which some are inline with the 10 United States Bill of Rights, and some are not.

Lately, the left has decided to add more rights claiming these are basic human rights. The left says healthcare, housing, jobs, and a basic income, are human rights. I always find it amusing when the left makes these claims but cannot explain how and who will pay for these human rights and how these rights will be enforced. As the democrat debates are occurring now, these rights are part of the heated exchange. Let’s look at them closely.

Free Healthcare: the democrats say healthcare is a right. Medicare for all is basically saying a government run single payer system. This also includes people who are non-citizens of this country. Specifically, people that enter the country illegally will be entitled to free healthcare. Of course healthcare is not free. Someone have to pay for it. Someone has to provide it. How do you provide quality care? We know that emergency rooms cannot deny care to anyone irregardless if they are either of legal status or able to pay for care. The scale of providing government medicare for all would be in the trillions of dollars and that cost would increase annually. How do providers get compensated? Are providers to be conscripted by the government against their will and forced to provide care to patients? This is not a sustainable model.

Free Housing: the democrats want to make housing free to everyone. You do have to right to property ownership and to do what you want on your property. What the democrats are saying is housing will be confiscated to make room for others that cannot afford their own property. They are doing this in Germany with the African migrants. The German government is seizing property that have been family owned for generations and housing migrants. These are socialist policies where property is owned by the government. Your right to happiness, property, is forfeit. That’s taking away your constitutional rights to ownership. The democrats are also radical environmentalists. They will force people to live in government housing. A pack em and stack em in high rise apartment buildings. Where you live, what job you have, what life you can afford, will be determined by some faceless government bureaucrat. You have no freedom of choice.

Jobs: the democrats are going to provide free jobs. It will not matter if your skill set will match the job requirements. You have a job.

Basic Income: the democrats are proposing a universal basic income. It doesn’t matter whether you work or not. Taxpayers will provide a basic income for everyone regardless if you need it or not. So in effect, the government reaches into one pocket, and puts money in another pocket. It’s like taking a 6 slice of pizza and cutting it in half to feed 12.

These leftist policies are destructive and unsustainable. These policies are socialist policies and takes away two basic rights, the right to freedom and the right to happiness. What the left is proposing is doing away with God given right for human basic rights. Rights once given can be taken away. That’s the consequence.

In Hawai’i news: the weather has been scattered rain all day long. The two hurricanes, Erick and Flossy are still approaching. Fortunately, the weather people are saying the storms will weaken when the finally reach the islands. However, we are preparing for any eventuality.

We’re concerned about the demonstrators on Mauna Kea. As the storms approach, it could bring dangerous winds and rain, perhaps even snow.

 

 

 

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Raise Your Hands

When you prepare to file your tax returns, you first receive a W-2 form. It has your federal and state gross wages. Included are your withholding taxes for Federal, Social Security and Medicare. These are your compulsory deductions the government takes from your paycheck. These obligations are then distributed back once you either reach retirement age, or have a disability.

So at the democrat debate, the question was asked: “A Show of Hands, Will Your Healthcare Plan Cover Undocumented Immigrants”

Every Democrat Raised Their Hands

Judging from the clapping and hooting by the monkeys in the audience, they believe this is a good and moral thing to do for illegal aliens. It’s clear that some in America don’t see the problem with that idea. It will damage the economy and an already damaged healthcare industry due to obamacare.

Let’s talk about fairness. The money that legal citizens paid into the system would be distributed to illegals. That’s your money the government placed in a fund to be distributed back to American citizens, not illegal aliens. How is it fair to appropriate the money you paid into the system, only to have it given to those that never contributed to the system?

The democrats keep insisting that illegals are already paying into the system via sales taxes and property taxes. However, there’s something wrong with that argument. Sales taxes I can see, some states have a sales tax, but property taxes are different. That assumes illegals have social security numbers and bank accounts. If they are new arrivals, then they have none of those credentials. If they have been living as undocumented aliens, then they still do not have those credentials. Thus the term “undocumented.”

The larger question is who are the democrats campaigning for? Illegals or Citizens? Hint: It’s not American citizens.

 

 

Welcome 2018

The prognosticator’s of the future were, as usual, WRONG! It’s swells my heart to see the lefts reaction of those gnashing their teeth, holding their breath, and getting angry over the success of America. The sweet taste of success and winning.

The Future’s So Bright, I Gatta Wear Shades

The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 holds so much promise and fortune. We have a President that actually keeps his promises. How often does that happen? Maybe we should hold all of our elected officials to this standard.

Good Grief! All the predictions of a Stock Market Crash, World War 3, and All Hell Breaking Loose, were for naught. The people are being served by a non-politician that did not have to serve. He was already rich and famous. Plus the family are more stable than many other families of the rich and famous. What standards do Americans live up to nowadays? I live to my Judaeo-Christian values that I was taught growing up. They never grow old.

Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

 

Repealing Obamacare, Maybe?

The greatest lie of the century might be about to be repealed. Even if not by law, Obamacare is collapsing in on itself. More and more insurers are pulling out of State’s, and doctors are refusing new patients.  Obama and the democrats are fully responsible for creating this nightmare.  It was designed to fail to usher in a European single payer government run model.  Make no mistake, letting the government make your health decision means you don’t get the care you need.  You get what they decide is best for you, even if it kills you.

I was almost losing hope that this socialist monstrosity known as Obamacare would never be repealed and replaced.  Yet, we still have to get this through the Senate, and several Senate jackasses have threatened to spoil everything to stroke their egos.  We shall soon see if they screw the American people and keep Obamacare in perpetuity.  If that happens, then a great chunk of American freedoms, American Ingenuity and American Innovation goes away for good. Incentive and invention will be replaced with government intervention.

Despite the successful House vote, there were several Republicans that voted against the AHCA, or the healthcare reform act.  The reasons vary, but most were spooked by the Fake News Media that hordes of Americans would lose their healthcare.  News Flash!  Hordes of Americans are already losing their healthcare under Obamacare.  They either have no insurer to insure them, or they cannot afford the premiums and the deductibles.  Obamacare was designed to fail by making people pay for stuff they don’t need.  That’s why it’s unaffordable!

The best part of the bill was the Draconian Obamacare taxes that were abolished. The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House today reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion. The bill abolishes the following taxes imposed by Obama and the Democrat party in 2010 as part of Obamacare:

-Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.

-Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal this is a $270 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.

-Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.

-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.

It should be noted that Obama repeatedly said about his signature legislative lie that it would not raise taxes, and it would lower healthcare premiums by $2,500 dollars per family per year.  Instead, it raised rate for the average family to $12,000 a year and made deductibles $6,000 before insurance would even kick in.  Then, to add insult to injury, the audacity of Obama’s ego doubled down and he said, “If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor. If you like your Insurance, you can keep your Insurance. Period!”

The bill doesn’t entirely repeal Obamacare, but it does disable it from doing further damage to the healthcare system and the economy.  It might even start rebuilding the healthcare markets where competition and innovation would return.  Free market incentives would allow choice over a one-size-fits-all government plan.  Thus lowering costs, providing more choice and better coverage.

Over the eight years, the Liar in Chief, tinkered and toyed with Obamacare.  Amending and adding to it, making it more difficult to repeal.  To be fair, the Republicans should have had a repeal and replace plan in place, but they didn’t.  They were to busy being the opposition party that they forgot how to govern.  That will probably cost us the House and Senate and our chances forever to return back to Constitutional order.  If that happens, then prepare for a socialist government and the loss of individual freedoms.  The leftist democrats wet dream of becoming like North Korea will have finally arrived.  President Ronald Reagan’s prediction of a 1,000 years of darkness will have come true.  If that sounds depressing…..

THANK A DEMOCRAT

Congratulations! You’re Fat!

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The letter from the doctor’s office said.  Well, sorta.  The letter actually said that I was selected to participate in a 7 month pilot project to “Improve Individual and Community BMI (Body Mass Index).  The idea is to shame people into loosing weight by asking patients to keep a record of their weight.

Didn’t I read someplace that BMI calculations are inaccurate, and it is a misleading measurement of a person’s fatness?  Yes, of all places, NPR, in 2006, published an article called “Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI is Bogus

  1. The person who dreamed up the BMI said explicitly that it could not and should not be used to indicate the level of fatness in an individual.
  2. It is scientifically nonsensical.
  3. It is physiologically wrong.
  4. It gets the logic wrong.
  5. It’s bad statistics.
  6. It is lying by scientific authority.
  7. It suggests there are distinct categories of underweight, ideal, overweight and obese, with sharp boundaries that hinge on a decimal place.
  8. It makes the more cynical members of society suspect that the medical insurance industry lobbies for the continued use of the BMI to keep their profits high.
  9. Continued reliance on the BMI means doctors don’t feel the need to use one of the more scientifically sound methods that are available to measure obesity levels.
  10. It embarrasses the U.S.

It does more than embarrass a person, BMI has been used to publicly shame school children.  Imagine what the child must feel like when they receive a letter from their school saying that they are too fat?  Especially young girls that might be self conscience about their weight and image.  What if they turn to either anorexia or bulimia?  They could damage their health by trying to stay thin, and they could even kill themselves.

What about the athlete that has larger muscle mass versus the couch potato gamer that gets no exercise?  The problem with BMI, and some adult logic, is that it is more about fat between the ears, than fat in the rears.

The NPR article goes on the say; “The BMI was introduced in the early 19th century by a Belgian named Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. He was a mathematician, not a physician. He produced the formula to give a quick and easy way to measure the degree of obesity of the general population to assist the government in allocating resources. In other words, it is a 200-year-old hack.”

But wait, we are also told that 1 in 5 children are hungry.  That there are 50 million Americans that go to bed hungry every night.  How can this be true?  The poor have many choices available to them; SNAP benefits, EBT benefits, Free School lunches, Food Banks, religious charitable organizations, and many more State and Federal programs to help feed the poor and low income people.

Forbes attempts to explain:  “Are One In Five American Children Hungry?

First, studies of poor households show that almost half own their own homes, three quarters own a car, and almost all have a color television. The American poor seem to have money for things other than food for their children, if the one-in-five statistic is to be believed.
Second, advocacy groups (with Michelle Obama as a leading spokesperson) now appear to have decided that the problem is childhood obesity, not hunger. The children, especially of the poor, are not going to bed hungry. They are eating too much of the wrong foods.
Third, if the one-in-five statistic is correct, the public food stamps and school free lunch programs must be colossal failures.  Despite their wide reach into poor communities, they apparently leave more than thirty percent of school children “struggling with hunger.”

Maybe people just wanna eat the food they like?  When Food Tyrants like Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg decide to restrict your access to certain food, with the reasoning that, “we’re doing this for your own good“, you have to ask, who made them the food police?

In this day and age, we are lucky to live in such abundance.  Walk into any grocery store and there will be in excess of 50,000 products to choose from.  There are more choices now than there ever were before.  However, there are some Food Nazis that will try and govern your choices by creating a false food crisis.  They will try and ban foods based on what they perceive as not being healthy enough for you.

Remember when the Food Nazis tried to ban Foie Gras?  A centuries old practice of feeding ducks to fatten their livers using boiled corn and fat.  The mixture was then piped down the ducks throats filling their stomachs.  Animal rights kooks claimed the practice was cruel and inhumane.  Yet, domesticated ducks would gladly consume the food voluntarily.  Ducks would stand in line waiting for the farmer to feed them.  Food Nazis have always been trying to control what you can and cannot eat.  Food Nazis sense of morality is always anti-human.  The Food Nazis claim the world is over-populated and there are not enough resources to sustain the population.  If Food Nazis had their way, people would have to be eliminated to save the planet.

These are the same people that believe in global warming and condemn you as a flat earther if you do not believe in their kooky causes.  It’s always the humans fault for the weather changing.

Like I said earlier, it not so much about the body fat, but more about the fat between the extremists ears.

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What’s For Dinner?

 

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Give Me My GMO

 

 

The Evidence Is In, They Lied!

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Is video evidence still admissible in a court of law?  Shouldn’t perjury charges against our elected officials apply when they lie to the American people?  Shouldn’t there be a higher standard applied to those being paid in our tax dollars to serve in government?  Apparently, there is no accountability with democrats.

When the Gruber video’s appeared showing him telling the truth about his role in deceiving the public about the un-Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, Obama and the progressive democrats quickly disavowed any knowledge of Gruber.

However, when the law was being crafted, issues of taxation and how the law would be implemented would have prevented the law from even passing.  If the American people knew what was in the law, then it would have never passed.  So the democrats plotted using Gruber’s ideas to reword the law, and sugarcoat the language, to make the ACA look appealing.  It was pure progressive deception, and they laughed and laughed!

When the bill was moving through Congress, evidence was mounting by those trying to keep up with the over 2,000 pages of convoluted wording in the ACA bill, that there was something seriously wrong with the bill.  Nancy Pelosi, who was Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the time claimed that, “we have to pass the bill, to find out what is in it”.  She clearly knew the law would not pass, but the democrats were determine to pass the law anyway.

In the dead of night, on Christmas Eve 2009, 60 democrat Senate members passed the ACA.  Earlier, on December 7th 2009, the House passed the flawed bill by a vote of 220-215.  Every single Republican voted against it.

Since then, the ACA mandate been declared a tax by the Supreme Court.  Justice Roberts basically saying that the law is now the American people’s problem, and “you get the government you voted for, it not the court’s problem you voted stupidly”.  We shall see how that plays with this second round in the Supreme Court.

Indeed it was these lies that democrats, like Gruber, used to plot how the deceive the American people.  With the blessing and support of the progressive democrats, bad laws get passed.  It seems telling the truth is not in the democrat vocabulary.  It is offensive, the arrogance and contempt progressive democrats have for the American people.  You’re not smart enough to know what’s good for you.

You’d think that after Nancy Pelosi was caught lying about her knowledge of Gruber, you wouldn’t think that Obama would double down, and lie about his knowledge of Gruber.  That he would be better prepared for the question, but Obama must think you are stupid.  Do they not realize there is a video of them acknowledging and praising Gruber?  I hope the Supreme Court is watching this unfold, this deception, this outright lie to the American people.

The Tea Party rose from this deliberate deception.  The liberal media and the progressive democrats have tried in vain to discredit the Tea Party as those stupid people that Gruber warned about.  Democrats have called the Tea Party racists, even though many in the Tea Party are minorities.  The 2014 mid-term election cycle made historic gains by Tea Party members and the Republicans.  Including the first black Republican woman senator, Mia Love.

Yet, the liberal media, led by dinosaurs like Tom Brokaw say that the Republicans must now disavow the Tea Party.  I guess Brokaw lies to himself, because it was Tea Party voters that made this election happen.

Obama’s says he hears you, but he’s not listening.  Obama only hears what he wants to hear, and it’s not the voice of the American people.  Like a petulant child, Obama will punish the American people, and the media will blame the Republicans and the Tea Party.  Prepare for a torrent of Obama executive orders designed to hurt Americans.

 

What’s For Dinner?

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Grilled Pork With Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy and Sauted Vegetables

 

All The President’s Henchmen

Obamacare

Obamacare

“You Americans are too stupid to know what’s good for you”.  That’s the message from Jonathan Gruber at team Obama about the American voter.  Gruber, a professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), expressed his contempt for the American voter by calling them stupid.

Stupid is as stupid does, and Gruber’s admission of lying and manipulating the un-Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to get it passed is a typical tactic that democrats have use to get legislation that they know won’t work, except to enrich themselves at the taxpayer’s expense.  Gruber might be a economics professor, but he’s bankrupt of common sense.

Gruber was paid $400,000 to promote and speak about the virtues of Obamacare.  It turns out that Obamacare is nothing more than a tax.  The greatest redistribution of wealth in America.  It is government extortion, robbery and deception at its criminal best.  It is the lie of the century, besides Obama’s lie — “If you like your doctor and your health insurance, you can keep your health care. Period!”.

After a real news media (Fox News) reported this lack of transparency, this MIT Turd tried to walk back his statements saying his remarks were “off the cuff and inappropriate”.   He’s sorry he got caught telling the truth.

The more you earn, the more you’ll get taxed.  The more you climb the ladder of success, the more government removes the rungs of success  The exploitation of the American taxpayer by lying to the American people about their health care insurance costs.  Destroying the incentive to work, to profit and to pursue happiness.

Democrats will claim that 7 million people who were not insured, will now be insured under Obamacare.  Yes, but 90 million people will lose their current health care insurance because Obamacare declared it substandard.

Obamacare forces health care insurers to drop coverage because Obamacare declared your health care plan “substandard”.  It’s declared substandard because your current insurance doesn’t cover what Obamacare wants.

Your new Obamacare coverage will force males to pay for abortion coverage, and females to cover prostrate coverage.  It will force older people to cover prenatal coverage, even though they are not having more children.  That’s how the system works!  By declaring your health insurance substandard, by making you pay for coverage you either don’t need, or want.  It’s the one size fits all coverage.  The only problem is paying for all that coverage you don’t need.

Before Obamacare, insurance companies were allowed to tailor your health care insurance to your needs, age and lifestyle.  Obamacare lumps everyone into 4 different coverages that are cost prohibitive and unnecessary.  Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum; there’s no difference in the coverage, just how much you pay.  The Obamacare model doesn’t work.

Then, Obamacare still has a panel of unelected bureaucrats in Washington D.C. that will determine your eligibility for your health care needs.  If you either need a surgery, a drug, or some medical procedure, that will be determined by some Washington D.C. bureaucrats.  Also known as — your death panels.

Obamacare must be repealed and replaced.  Insurance companies should be able to write policies that meet customers needs.  Doctors must be able to provide services that their patients needs.  People need to decide what coverage they want to pay for.  Taxes levied against medical companies need to be repealed to allow innovation to grow.  Everything about what worked before Obamacare should be restored.  The poor that cannot afford health care, should get government subsidies.  Big government health care doesn’t work in a free market.

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