It’s Entertainment, Information & General Sense of Well Being brought to bear on the big apology this past week from President Obama on his epic health care promise. It was sort of weak right? I mean… it had iterations… & like manifold layers. We discuss whether we feel apologized to or nay.
Then it’s some discussion of the substance – laden Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford. How about this guy?! What is going on up there and what does it tell us about the human race and it’s current condition?! Continue Reading…
If Americans had heard from the beginning that health-care reform meant a new tax, the legislation probably wouldn’t have gone far. This is especially so, given that the tax primarily will be on the backs of middle-class Americans who can least afford it. Who else, after all, is going to be hardest-pressed to find extra funds to purchase insurance?
The Obama administration knew this. The legislation’s authors in Congress knew this, which is why you may not have heard it before the Supreme Court ruled. This is to say, Obama won the day almost by accident — and not at all because his commerce clause justifications were constitutionally sound.
Mitt Romney pointed out something interesting today. With the economy still sputtering and the Obamacare decision coming on Thursday from the Supreme Court – it may not have been wise for the President to have spent so much of his term on such things… Hmmm?!
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Well, health care reform is now a fact in America. The President has promised to make big changes to the way business is done in this country. He promised to reduce the deficit, make colleges more affordable, and freeze governmental spending for three years in 2011 among many other things. My biggest worry after listening to the President’s address several weeks ago was not that these amazing changes would not take place, but rather that they would.
For me, the scariest thing in this bill is making colleges more affordable to a wider range of people. The bill outlines plans for making community colleges more affordable, tuition for colleges in general be brought down, lending companies forgiving college debts after 20 years or 10 years if the person works in Public Service, and cutting the middle man when it comes to the handling of student loans.
This might be alarmist, but I’m becoming convinced that, since these measures are put in place, we will see the death of the private college institution. If community colleges, which are already cheaper than most private schools, are given a helping hand by the government more people will flock to these schools than the private ones. Given the fact that teachers are under-paid as is, a decrease in tuition for colleges will mean a possible decrease in professor’s salaries, which might lead to a decline in people seeking employment in teaching.
Of course, lending companies make their money by the interest rates they charge. What happens when these lending companies are then given a time frame to make back their investments? My guess would be they will chase those they lend to more doggedly and perhaps even raising interest rates even higher. They may even begin to only loan to those who they know can repay the loan, leaving others out of money for college.
However, the most alarming part of the bill is that lending institutions and banks will be cut completely out of the student loaning process. Instead, the government will be handing money to students directly. The reason this alarms me is that by giving students the money directly, the government will be paying money to private religious institutions. All it will take is one person to make the connection, faulty or otherwise, that this is a violation of the separation of Church and State. I believe we’ll be only one ACLU lawsuit away from the death of religious colleges and universities.
Stop cheering Bill Maher.
Like I said, this may sound alarmist, but I honestly do believe this scenario may occur now that these changes are made. And, since conjecture only goes so far, these problems may never come up. So, all we can do is hope I’m wrong.
Like many young liberals, our old friend“Obama Guy” has been pretty ecstatic since Obamacare became the law of the land. This week, he calls in to gushingly explain to me why George Bush was pig-headedly holding us back from receiving a right that is every bit as important as the Ten Commandments. He explains that no young person should ever have to suffer from the inability to pay their bill for difficult hangnail removals. Also, Obama Guy notes that Keith Olbermann is one of the calmest people he knows, Gossip Girl is really a haven of political philosophy, and Barack Obama will cure obesity.
The leftist hosers at the Huff Post have targeted the Democrats who voted against Obamacare last weekend. They believe they have betrayed the principles of Utopia, well being, and Franklin Roosevelt and should therefore be snuffed out for the dream-killers they are. It got me thinking that I hadn’t actually seen the A to Z list of all the Democrats who voted FOR Obamacare. I meandered over to the site of the congressional clerk and recorder and found just that. Below is every US Representative who voted for the bill.
It goes ‘Name – Party – Congressional District’. And yes – that ‘D’ in every entry means Democrat. This was truly a bi-partisan effort on behalf of the post-racial, post-partisan, post-etc. President Obama…
You can’t help but slap your forehead repeatedly and think to yourself… this health care bill is going to smack the economy around at a time when it really isn’t prudent. All we have to do is look across the Canadian border and across the pond to see this won’t work! And man, how did we let Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and Charlie Rangle be in the position to pull this off? Our post-Obamacare TWG Special dwells on some forehead smacking, but also speaks to the hope we have for a Conservative renewal… N*Sync and Peter Pan somehow make appearances as well…