"A Nation with a Government, not a Government with a Nation"

"A Nation with a Government, not a Government with a Nation"

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Obama-Care Preview

A very sad situation in a nation with national health care.....a preview of what happens when government makes your decisions for you. Wake Up America, we do not want this.
ObamaCare Preview -click here

Nationwide Budget Battle Showdowns

In state houses across the country, the picture is the same. Protests and budget battles are erupting as more lawmakers realize that their states have more fiscal obligations—particularly to government workers—than they have cash on hand.
A newly released video jointly produced by Reason.tv and The Heritage Foundation showcases these battles, and why they are so crucial for each state’s survival.

Friday, 11 February 2011

We Can Make a Change

Ever the optimist I believe all things are possible if you set your mind to it.  While you may hear time and again from those around you that things are getting worse and there's nothing we can do about, to that I say never give in we CAN make a change.  Look for the bright spots in the worst situations. 
When Obama was elected I felt as though someone had killed my next of kin.  Over time I have grown to see this as a "awakening," for our country.  As we faced bearing the burden of the most liberal-socialist president we've had in recent years and adding to this our displeasure with Bush for racketing up spending like a drunk Democrat, all seemed dire and the black clouds were looming.  Though with all of this on our back we have come together, initiated a new political force (the Tea party), brought them to office in a massive tsunami in November 2010, filed suit after suit against and seek to bring the judicial branch (the Supreme Court) into the constitutionality question of ObamaCare, have Ron Paul at a level of popularity where he should always be and the head of a committee looking into the dealings of the Federal Reserve (and hopefully can pry open enough information to shock everyday Americans into demanding it's demise).  His son is now a Senator demanding more cuts in spending and the fresh crop of "Tea partiers," keeping the old school Republicans focused on what they should be doing.  These are all great things that originated with you the voter saying enough is enough.   Here's a list of good news below;
Tea Party Makes itself Heard - click here
Pushing Big Questions - Rand Paul - click here
ObamaCare-On the Ropes - click here
Ron Paul is Popular for a Good Reason - Click here
End the Fed - Get Interested in what it means for you - Click here
Do more, get involved, research what is really going on, talk to your family, friends, call your Representatives...YOU can make our country what it should be!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

One Down, One to Go.......

Just this week Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2012.  We thank Senator Webb for his years of military service and time in the Department of the Navy however in his leaving his post after one term is best for the citizens of Virginia and the nation.  Senator Webb's voting record clearly did not represent the majority of his constituents and hence the best decision he made in his term was made this week.  Now one more to go, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is not up for re-election until 2014, let's hope he sees the light in time to turn into a true representative of the people.  Though judging by his recent reply to my letter of concern of his support for Obama care (long letter below) he still has a lot to learn.

Dear Mr. Varnell,

Thank you for contacting me about recent reforms to our nation's health care system. I appreciate hearing from you on such an important issue and I hope you will continue to share your opinions with me. 

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) into law. I voted in favor of the bill because it begins the movement towards containing health care costs, and uses private sector innovation and competition to improve the quality and value of care. The law has already put in place important consumer protections, increased coverage, and lowered out-of-pocket costs for thousands of Americans. Provisions now in effect include prohibiting insurance companies from denying children coverage based on pre-existing conditions, requiring plans to cover free preventive services, allowing dependents to remain on their parent's plan until age 26, helping seniors pay for their prescription drugs when they enter the Medicare drug coverage gap and giving tax credits to small businesses to help them provide insurance benefits to their employees. The law is also estimated to reduce the deficit by more than a trillion dollars over the next 20 years. This figure comes from the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the official cost referee for all legislation that moves through Congress.

Recently the House of Representatives passed a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Similar legislation came up in the Senate and failed to get enough votes to proceed. I am against repealing the law; doing so would add an estimated $230 billion to the deficit over the next ten years, as well as take away the many benefits Americans are already enjoying, reinstate unfair insurance practices and reverse delivery system reforms that are critical to increasing quality and lowering costs. The law is not perfect, nor is it the final say in efforts to ensure that we have a quality, affordable health care system that works for American families and businesses. A change this big takes time to implement. Instead of repealing it, we should work together to fix what's wrong, improve the things that could be better, and give it a chance to work.

Our focus must now be on ensuring effective implementation of this new law. The passage of historic, comprehensive health care reform is merely the starting point for providing appropriate health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and slowing the growth of health care costs. As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee's bipartisan Task Force on Government Performance, I have reached out to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that there are performance metrics and milestones in place to track our progress and effectively measure improvements to our delivery system. As we implement reform, it will be critical to develop common definitions and metrics along with timelines to monitor results. 

To best follow implementation efforts, and to answer questions you might have about how certain provisions may affect you, I encourage you to visit www.healthcare.gov, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) central portal for information about health reform moving forward. Through this website you can explore insurance and pricing options, learn how to qualify and apply for new insurance programs, find health facilities and specific services in your area, and compare various health services to ensure you're receiving the best quality care. 

Should you have additional questions about health reform, I would encourage you to visit my website, www.warner.senate.gov/healthcare, or the Kaiser Foundation's website, http://healthreform.kff.org, for more information. Specific questions about your particular health insurance, or how the implementation of certain health reform provisions may affect your policy, should be directed to your health insurance provider

Thanks again for contacting me.  As we move forward, I will continue to seek out the advice and opinions of all Virginians in order to help shape an improved health care system that will be in all of our best interests.

United States Senator  

More Nuts.....

You knew this was coming.  They helped rig (as best they could) the presidential election of 2008 and soon afterwards were discovered to be the true "nuts," they are and had to exit stage LEFT. Here they come again just in time to get things started for the next election cycle.
Nut jobs - click here

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Our 30 Year Mistake

30 YEAR Mistake.....extrapolate that across all of the countries we give foreign aid to and it must be an eternity of mistakes......Once again Ron Paul states the facts.
"The US government has sent more than $60 billion to the Egyptian regime since the Camp David Accords in 1978 to purchase stability, including more security for the state of Israel. We see now the folly of our interventionist foreign policy: not only has that stability fallen to pieces with the current unrest, but the years of propping up the corrupt regime in Egypt has led the people to increase their resentment of both America and Israel!"
Our 30 year Mistake - click here

Morning Bell: Big Government, Big Business, Big Problem

In what Politico is calling “the first whiff of the desperation inside the White House about the slowness of the economic recovery,” President Barack Obama spoke to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, claiming: “I understand the challenges you face. I understand you are under incredible pressure to cut costs and keep your margins up. I understand the significance of your obligations to your shareholders and the pressures that are created by quarterly reports. I get it.” No. No, he doesn’t.
He's full of ..it - click here

Whaddya Know Joe?

Sneak peak of what's coming soon to RIGHTNETWORK: Joe The Plumber and friends talk about what's right and wrong, not what's right and left.
Joe the Plumber - click here

Obama’s Claim That He Did Not Raise Taxes Is Rejected As ‘Blatantly False’

(CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s assertion on Sunday that he “didn’t raise taxes once” is “blatantly false,” a taxpayer watchdog group says. Obama made the claim in his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.  
According to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), President Obama has signed into law at least two dozen tax increases. The first one – a federal tobacco tax hike – came just 16 days into his presidency.  

Monday, 7 February 2011

Go get 'em Ron

The historic first hearing of Chairman Ron Paul's monetary policy committee, to expose the Fed as the prime creator of unemployment and so much human suffering, will take place at: 10:00AM on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, in Room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the main hearing room of the Financial Services Committee. Monetary Policy Committee - click here

2nd Point - How Foreign Aid Creates Instability and Isolates America click here

Constitutional Empathy

Liberals have historically used the courts to enact by judicial fiat laws that they could not persuade the public and its elected representatives to embrace.  In striking down ObamaCare, Judge Vinson exercised his judicial discretion and affirmed the will of the American people over a recalcitrant governing party.
Full story -click here

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Thank You Ronald Reagan - Happy 100th Birthday!

Today we observe the legacy of Ronald Reagan, one of the BEST Presidents this country has ever had.  During his tenure he fought tooth and nail for the vision of America he believed in and is a steady reminder to all of us that freedom is NOT free and we have to protect our nation from all enemies both foreign & domestic.  Our country stands similarly where it stood before he began his first term as President with an executive in the white house who could easily pass for Jimmy Carter's son/protege.  We need to be prepared to put a Reagan-like individual in the White House in 2012 and show once again what a GREAT country we have.
Reagan's 100th Birthday - click here

Supporting our Troops

A few individuals have formed a group in Va. to provide support for those who have stood up and decided to give part of their (or all of their) lives for our country, our servicemen.  I would only give missionaries a higher rating than servicemen.  While we do not support the ever-lasting presence of our servicemen in overseas posts (approx. in 170 countries today - (?) WHICH IS A NEED OF CHANGE IN OUR FOREIGN POLICY we do 100% those who stand up and serve.  God Bless you all and thank you to the individuals such as these who provide support.Group sends items to US Soldiers - click here

Road to Ruin

While I do NOT support Palin for President I do support anyone that is patriotic and stands up to defend our nation and Palin does just that. " Republican Sarah Palin said on Friday an explosion of government spending and debt under President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats had put the United States on "the road to ruin."  Road to Ruin - click here

Friday, 4 February 2011

Virginia - Looking for two Good Senators

In the recent vote to repeal ObamaCare in the Senate the two Senators from my home state of VIRGINIA, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, clearly demonstrated their stance to return to the real working world in 2012.  Webb voted against repeal and Warner well there's a word for it on the playground but let's just say he didn't "man-up." In politics though they call it abstaining or in Warner's case it was a family emergency.  IF it was we're truly sorry and hope all is settled though on the political field he has stated his defence of ObamaCare even though he "missed," the chance to go "on the record."  Don't worry we will in 2012.
Repeal Overview Senate votes -click here
Warner's Statement defending ObamaCare

The Frugal American

What is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? A wise and frugal government.

Courage, Prudence, Justice, and Wisdom

Reagan embodied many of the classical virtues that the best political leaders possess: courage, prudence, justice, and wisdom. And he used each of these virtues to create an environment where the U.S. economy could strongly recover from our last great recession. The current occupant of the White House ought to take some better notes.
Reagan vs. Obama click here

Citizens Against Government Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste