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The Critical Election: November 2, 2010!

My posts have been few and late this month. I’ve been wrestling with my novel, “Donovan’s Run,” which I hope to complete before the end of the year.
But let us return to important items. On November 2nd, the big election is on and I want to make a few observations.
First: I want to quote from Barack Hussein Obama who is supposed to be President of ALL the people of the United States. Into a final week of midterm election campaigning, he said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they GOTTA SIT IN BACK.”
Second: To a Latino radio audience, he proclaimed we need to “PUNISH OUR ENEMIES AND . . . REWARD OUR FRIENDS!” (caps are mine).
So, if the Republicans don’t take the House and possibly the Senate, this arrogant president and his toadies in Congress will relegate any opposition to his policies to the trash heap of American politics. We must win, and win big if the nation is to survive.

There are so many problems with Obama’s Administration: the stimulus bill that did nothing to deal with the recession; the attempt to pass Cap and Trade; his insults aimed at the Supreme Court; his hideous reform of the banking system; his abject foreign policy that has severely weakened us in the world;  but most egregious and against the will of the people ––– his abominable health care bill, OBAMACARE. And I wish to write about this last one specifically.
On the eve of the mid-term election, McDonald’s and 29 other companies have been granted a one-year waiver from an ObamaCare mandate that would’ve cost up to 1 million workers their healthcare coverage. The biggest single waiver went to a New York teachers union.
ObamaCare requires a medical-lost ratio (MLR) as high as 85%. McDonald’s and other trade groups have indicated it is unrealistic to expect that “mini-med” plans can provide this high percentage on benefits because of the large administrative costs associated with frequent worker turnover.
To block the repeal effort if the Republicans re-take the House, the Administration need to stave off bad  publicity from an early spike in the number of uninsured. Thus, groups sympathetic to ObamaCare plan to spend $125 million in advertising for it over the next five years ––– in addition to the taxpayer-funded promotions. These include four-color mailings to all Medicare beneficiaries, in addition to television commercials and Parade magazine ads featuring Andy Griffiths.
HHS Secretary Sebelius provided a return of $156 million to policyholders of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as a result of the “new accountability” in healthcare reform. Actually, BC/BS is liquidating reserves that will no longer be needed when it terminates most of its current individual business. Policies purchased or substantially modified between now and 2014 won’t be grandfathered. BC/BS didn’t get a waiver.
Also not getting a waiver from MLR requirements are consumer-directed health plans. A traditional policy that spends $3400 on patient care and costs $4000 has an MLR of 85%. If the patient takes control of $800 more in spending to a higher deductible and the premium goes down $800, theMLR becomes 81.25%. There is no real difference, but the accounting looks worse and penalties will be charged. Therefore there is no equality under the law. Obama care is discriminatory in nature.
Obama care gives the secretary of HHS the authority to exempt some from the law. Or to subject others to ruinous rules. The remedy for a law that doesn’t work is repeal, not selective non-enforcement! Let us hope that the popular anger engendered by this law will descend on the Administration and those in the Congress who generated it, and that repeal is on the way on November 2nd.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Get out there and VOTE! VOTE to reclaim our country!!!

2 Responses to “The Critical Election: November 2, 2010!”

  1. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    IT APPEARS THAT IN THE AFTER-MAT OF THE ELECTION YESTERDAY, THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE USA HAVE MUCH THE SAME FEELING AS DO YOU. OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT IS ARRANGED, AS SET UP IN OUR CONSTITUTION, SO THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE CLOSER TO THE “PEOPLE”. YESTERDAYS ELECTION SHOWED THAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE COUNTRY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. SO, MANY OF THE :OBAMA” RASCALS ARE ON THEIR WAY OUT. IT IS TOO BAD THAT IT TAKES SO LONG FOR THE LESSER INFORMED, ON OUR WEST COAST, TO CATCH ON TO REALITY. HOWEVER, IT HAS BEEN TRUE FOR MANY YEARS THAT THE TRENDS TOWARDS POLITICAL LUNACY BEGINS ON THE WEST COAST. LET US HOPE THAT EITHER THEY BEGIN TO SEE THE LIGHT OR SOME NATURAL CATASTROPHE WILL EVENTUALLY ENLIGHTEN THEM.

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