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and fall of radiation from the sun. The graph shows a long-term
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winter severity index based on a mean for Paris and London - for the
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The day Democrats killed freedom with health care reform
Shortest day leads to a shorter life in United States ... the day Democrats killed freedom of decision in America!
Early yesterday morning ... 1:00am ET, December 21st, 2009, to be more precise,
the Senate voted in a straight Democrat party vs Republican party vote
to end debate on their version of "health care reform" which does little to repair a system under siege.
December 21st, 2009 is the Winter Solstice for the year and for those in the
northern hemisphere, it is also the shortest day of the year with the
longest hours of darkness. In the southern hemisphere it is the longest
day of the year with the greatest number of daylight hours.
December 21st, 2009 is the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere.
Today marks the first day each and every American's freedom to choose how
healthy they would like to be ... ends. The Democrats, through this bill on health care, authorizes the Government to make major decisions about the level of medical care citizens are allowed to have.
The Democrats, through this bill on health care, authorizes the Government
to make major decisions about profits and the level of pay executivesfrom a private market economy business enterprise can be allowed to have. This is fascism when the Government essentially manages the efforts of a private business.
The Democrats, through this bill on health care, authorizes the Government to make major decisions on which States will have the Federal Government pay for Medicaid and
which States will not ... Federal favoritism.
The Democrats, through this bill on health care, authorizes the Government to take tax
money (about one dollar per month per taxpayer) and spend it on ending the growth and development of future human beings (fetuses) - Abortion.
The Senate version of the Democrat party health care bill would pay for health reform
through Medicare cuts, taxing high-cost insurance plans, increases in
Medicare taxes for couples earning more than $250,000 a year, and fees
on medical device manufacturers, health insurers, and pharmaceutical
companies (which get passed through to the price of goods and services
and becomes a tax on EVERYONE else).
So how did Claire McCaskill, Ben Nelson, Chris Dodd and others come around and feel good about saddling the American public with this effort of expanded Government CONTROL over every aspect of our lives based on health care?
This excerpted and edited from Michelle Malkin -
Cash for Cloture: Demcare bribe list, Pt. II
By Michhelle Malkin • December 21, 2009 02:48 AM
1. Sen. Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker Kickback.”
The CBO says the Nebraska Democrat sellout’s special Medicaid expansion
subsidy will initially cost an estimated $100 million. The Hill reports
that while Nelson credited Nebraska’s governor for giving him the idea
to lobby for the government preference, Nebraska’s governor assailed
the payoff: “Nebraskans did not ask for a special deal, only a fair
deal,” Heineman said in a statement Sunday. In response, Nelson fired
off a letter Sunday to Heineman saying he’s prepared to ask that the
provision covering Nebraska’s Medicaid share “be removed from the
amendment in conference, if it is your desire.”
2. New England’s Special Syrup.
Vermont and Massachusetts will get similar (though less generous)
special treatment by the feds in covering Medicaid expansion costs.
Combined with Nebraska’s tab, the exclusive clique’s payoffs will cost
taxpayers $1.2 billion over 10 years. At least.
3. Corruptocrat Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd’s Christmas wish: Hospital helper.
He’s plunging in the polls and in need of a little bacon to bring home.
A $100 million item for construction of a university hospital was
inserted in the Senate health care bill at the request of Sen.
Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election campaign,
his office said Sunday night. The legislation leaves it up to the
Health and Human Services Department to decide where the money should
be spent, although spokesman Bryan DeAngelis said Dodd hopes to claim
it for the University of Connecticut.
4. “Some insurers are more equal than others” tax exemption.
The WSJ reports that nonprofit insurance companies will be exempt from
a new, nearly $7 billion tax to pay for Demcare. Democrat Sens. Ben
“Blank Check” Nelson and Carl Levin of Michigan pushed hard for the tax
exemption, which will exempt insurers in their states.
5. The Frontier freebie.
Several lucky states will see an increase in Medicare payments to
hospitals and doctors, the NYT reports, — “where at least 50 percent of
the counties are ‘frontier counties,’ defined as those having a
population density less than six people per square mile. And which are
the lucky states? The bill gives no clue. But the Congressional Budget
Office has determined that Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah
and Wyoming meet the criteria.”
6. More Democrat hospital bennies.
Also via NYT: “Another provision of the bill would increase Medicare
payments to certain “low-volume hospitals” treating limited numbers of
Medicare patients. Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa and chairman of
the Senate health committee, said this ‘important fix’ would help
midsize Iowa hospitals in Grinnell, Keokuk and Spirit Lake. Another
item in Mr. Reid’s package specifies the data that Medicare officials
should use in adjusting payments to hospitals to reflect local wage
levels. The officials can use certain new data only if it produces a
higher index and therefore higher Medicare payments for these
hospitals. Senate Democrats said this provision would benefit hospitals
in Connecticut and Michigan.”
7. Bernie Sanders’ socialized medicine soap.
He wanted a public option. Instead, he got socialized medicine
satellite clinics funded to the tune of at least $10 billion. In his
remarks early this morning before the cloture vote, he gloated about
the funding as a crucial step toward universal care. Via the Burlington
Free Press: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scored a big victory, too, with
the inclusion in the amendment package of $10 billion to expand
community health centers across the country — including at least two
more in Vermont. /// Vermont has 8 community health centers and 40
satellite offices. “New funding would make it likely centers could be
opened in Addison and Bennington counties,” Sanders’ home state paper
8. Fla.-Pa.-NY Protectionism.
Via Politico: “Three states – Pennsylvania, New York and Florida – all
won protections for their Medicare Advantage beneficiaries at a time
when the program is facing cuts nationwide.”
And you know there are many more untold payoffs — paid by stealing your
money — yet to be stuffed into this bureaucratic monstrosity.
Sunspots may not be the only way great civilizations come to an end ... it may
be possible to end them just with an over-reaching lust for control over human activity and increased political power.
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