Government: Whoa! Why are you reacting like this? We are the ones qualified to plan for the future, and it is going to work out fine. We are changing everything, but you should keep on as if nothing has changed.
Business: We must be unqualified. We see a different future than you do.
Fannie Mae Health Insurance
05/16/10 - Throckmorton's Other Signs
[edited] The effects of ObamaCare are beginning to hit. New quotes for health insurance are scary for small businesses in our area and in surrounding states. Health insurance rates are going up 27-37% because of increased demands on private insurance companies and the costs imposed on businesses.
Companies are dropping health insurance. Patients can't get Medicaid because it is out of money. So, there are now more people without insurance, and those who have it have giant deductables and are waiting too long to get care.
Medical centers like ours that have an open door to the indigent are getting creamed. Demand from indigent patients is increasing, and demand from the under-insured is skyrocketing. The costs of practicing medicine are increasing exponentially.
This medical model is like Fannie Mae. Give everyone "healthcare" that they can't afford, hide the cost, and stick it to future generations. Then forclose and destroy the whole thing.
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In case you were wondering. "Throckmorton's sign" is irreverent medical slang. The Throckmorton sign is positive when the patient's penis points to the side of the body showing a problem on a plain X-ray of the Pelvis. Throckmorton's sign is negative if there is no abnormality, or reversed if the problem is on the other side.
It is also called the John Thomas sign, after the common British euphemism for the penis.
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If Obama were a Marxist, what would he believe?
10/17/09 - American Thinker by Kelly O'Connell
[edited] These are the basic teachings of Karl Marx. Readers may judge for themselves whether these might be at work influencing current administration decisions. In the present chaotic political atmosphere, the phrase "Marxist" is tossed around without explanation. But what exactly does Marxism represent?
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Critics claim Obama's budget is an example of the Cloward-Pivin model of planned economic destruction of a functioning capitalist economy via sabotage. Outlays are so gigantic, and so dreadfully misspent, that our financial infrastructure will soon collapse. A trillion dollar tax increase and spending rising by $10 trillion dollars over the next decade is probable.
If so, government default will occur, only offset by printing money, which will then bankrupt the general populace. The middle class will fall. Chronic inflation will result, causing America to lose its sterling credit rating. Global financial players will dump the dollar as it falls in value. Then, hyperinflation will accelerate, and the era of superpower America will end.
John Maynard Keynes' wrote "The Economic Consequences of the Peace". He commented on Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin's economic insights.[edited] Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System is to devalue the currency. Governments can secretly confiscate an important part of the wealth of their citizens by a continuing process of money inflation. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to devalue the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
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Rahm Emanuel is Obama's Chief of Staff:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that, it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
If it is moral to politicize a crisis for a good cause, is it moral to create a crisis to bring about a thorough transformation of an imperfect and supposedly unjust society?