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The Debate On Healthcare Reform And the Repeal Of Obamacare

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Liberty, Obamacare, Police State, Tyranny, Unalienable Rights, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2017 by authorcarloscardoso

U.S. House Set For Key Health Vote

I remember when the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare as it was called was passed. I remember the outrage I felt when Senator Harkin proudly declared that they had given the American people a new right. I was so angry that I wrote Senator Harkin. Here is what I wrote:

Senator Harkin,

I was appalled at your statement claiming that our government had given us a new right with the crafting of a health care reform bill. As a United States Senator I would expect you to understand our Country’s historical documents, namely the Declaration of Independence. It clearly states,” all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights.”

You must remember that all of our rights come from our Creator and the Government’s responsibility is to preserve, protect and defend them, which is the oath of office you took. Please don’t presume to tell us that the government has the power to give us rights, when we all know where our rights truly come from. Your responsibility is to protect our rights, not tell us you are giving us rights when they clearly come from our Creator.

This brings us to the position taken by the Republicans at the time. They said it was about government power, about taking control of one sixth of the American economy. They and the American people were outraged and vowed to repeal it and to take government out of our relationship with our doctors. Now the narrative has changed from repeal to repeal and replace. A system that was setup to fail and now when the American people have been clamoring for its dismantling for over eight years we see a Republican leadership in both the House and Senate who are failing to do it. Don’t you wonder why?

All that is needed is a simple majority in both Houses of Congress to repeal it and send it to a President who campaigned on doing just that. Yet instead of repealing it they come up with versions of how to replace it instead of ending what was a government power grab. This is where the American people need to realize that even though Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote, the Republicans have no intention of repealing it and losing the tax revenues and control that the government has unlawfully taken. The truth is that the American people are being played by both parties. Once they have their hands in our wallets and vote themselves power over us which incidentally does not apply to them, they will never give it back.

The whole narrative of two diametrically opposed political parties is nothing more than an illusion. A trick to make us believe that we have a voice and our votes can make a difference. The truth is they are two sides of the same coin, playing us while colluding together to take away our liberties while they distract us with political theater aided by the propaganda feeding media and the lawless police state personified by the NSA, FBI, DHS and all the other alphabet agencies usurping our unalienable rights. This is not about healthcare it’s about control once we realize that we can see beyond the smoke and mirrors. The distractions meant to keep us from learning the truth.

All the drama about a Special Prosecutor investigating collusion with Russia on stealing our democratic election and the claims of obstruction of justice are all lies to distract us. The truth is the only ones colluding against the American people are the establishments of both political parties, the media and the intelligence agencies who are using their capabilities to watch us. They are afraid that if the American people ever realized the depths of their treachery and their treasonous acts that we would unite and thwart their plans. The whole narrative of them needing their power to monitor us in the name of national security to keep us safe is a lie.

They aren’t trying to keep us safe from external enemies. What they are really doing is trying to consolidate their power before we realize what is happening. They are systematically destroying those with the courage to speak out. Preparing the masses to willingly surrender the few liberties left to us in the name of protecting us from threats that are either imaginary or created by them to sow enough fear that they’ll have us begging for their protection.

 

 

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President Obama Addresses Economy in Reno, Nevada

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

Pres. Obama Travels to Reno to Discuss Home Mortgages | C-SPAN.

The President came to Reno, Nevada to tout his plan to help the economy. This is the same President who has been in office for over 3 and a half years and has done nothing to help the economy contrary to his statements. He enjoyed a super majority in both houses of congress for 2 years and what did he accomplish? How many of his campaign promises of hope and change did he implement? The bailouts didn’t help the average American or grow the economy. The stimulus bill spent our taxpayer money to create jobs in other countries and did nothing here. The green energy money went to his friends who took the money and left us with nothing in return. The President and the Democratic controlled congress’ only other legislative accomplishment was done against the will of the majority of Americans in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A law which is in danger of being struck down by the Supreme Court of the United States as unconstitutional. The Presidents policies of over regulation strangled our economy and led to the current rise in prices we all see and feel at the pump and the grocery store.

The President can’t run on his record so he will resort to pandering new ideas, plans and more empty promises when his record clearly shows a man who has no record of economic accomplishments. He has instead repeatedly sought to divide the nation across all demographic groups, men versus women, whites against black and hispanics, rich against poor. Fostering race and class warfare all to gain political advantage. He will ultimately seek to try and sell us that better days are ahead under his leadership. He just needs more time.

He himself said that if he couldn’t fix the economy by now he’d be a one term President. That’s one statement we should all hold him accountable to. Unless we change course and soon we won’t have any hope that the America we’ve known and loved will be there for our children and grandchildren. His reckless spending, disdain for the Constitution of the United States and lack of leadership leads to a dangerous combination we can no longer afford in these dangerous times we live in.

Now we fast forward to 2012 an election year and now he has an answer to promise the people relief when he clearly failed to lead on this issue. He continues to blame the economy’s woes on everyone but himself. He has the audacity to come to the state which has led the nation in unemployment and foreclosures under his leadership and his ally Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader. This is a President who promises to get those who are impeding progress,all while not having producing a single budget. He blames the Republican’s obstructionist measures for this failure when the responsibility falls clearly at the feet of the President, Senate Majority Leader Reid and House speaker Pelosi. So here he comes quite belatedly offering to help and demanding congress pass his plans to help the economy now. A day late and a dollar short as the saying goes, the cards you’ve dealt us we fold. Shuffle the deck and move on we’ll not move forward as you suggest, we ain’t buying what you’re selling. We’ve seen how you play the game for too long.

The Payroll Tax Cut Battle

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

The payroll tax cut battle in the press needs to be examined from many perspectives. The president by his endorsement of a Senate bill that extended the cut for only two months while saying it needed to be extended for the entire year laid the groundwork for his familiar theme of blaming the Republican led house of representatives when actually the bill they sent to the senate would have extended the cut for the entire year. The senate passed their version knowing it was not the answer and then went home. Senator Reid refuses to work with the house to resolve the impasse even though it did not match the bill sent to them and would require a conference to resolve the differences which would then be voted on in both chambers. The house leadership under Speaker Boehner stood ready to finish the work but Senator Reid played politics with the issue saying you must pass our version or else we won’t have this “necessary middle class tax cut”. This posturing by the Democratic leadership of both the senate and then the administration is nothing more than putting party above the good of the country and then blaming the Republicans for the failure.

Extending the payroll tax cut would save the average American family approximately one thousand dollars a year according to the mainstream media. This averages out to less than twenty dollars a week when one considers what that money was funding, social Security one can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a better way to stimulate the economy. Twenty dollars a week is quite frankly not going to make a difference in stimulating the economy but will continue to hurt the solvency of this important program. Weighing the benefits of this tax cut against the cost to a social security program that was already headed towards insolvency one can’t help but question the wisdom of extending the tax cut. Unfortunately this is nothing more than political theatre. Neither party wants to be perceived as being against a middle class tax cut so each party passed a bill to extend it. This tax cut should be allowed to expire and a better way found to help our economy grow.

Senator Rubio Calls Out the Lack of Leadership

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

Senator Rubio eloquently and clearly laid out the situation facing our nation. The time for fiscal responsibility and the end of name calling is now if we are to save our great republic.

Contact President Obama and Demand Leadership on the Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

President Obama used the bully pulpit to call out to his supporters to call and email the Republicans to presssure them for their role in this crisis. Unfortunately this is a word this administration has used often but their responses or lack thereof depends on what fits their agenda. I would urge any American who has come to terms with the idea that our curent form of government has grown unsustainable to call the White House and demand leadership not the partisanship and divisiveness that this President has worsened. The contact information can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. Below is an example you could view and use if you agree. It is time to hold the President accountable for his actions and or lack thereof.

President Obama,

With all due respect to your office, I find your comments from your press conferences on the debt ceiling debate to be more about political posturing than actual leadership. This crisis is just another example of a trend we’ve seen under your administration. You let things simmer failing to act little less lead, until positions harden then announce the need to get it done quickly. You wait until the last possible moment and declare an emergency. Then out you come portraying the role of the statesman who gets congress to work together. You excel at playing the blame game instead of leading. You were in charge of an undivided government for 2 years and didn’t feel the need to sufficiently address this issue at all, why? You weren’t willing to pay the political price to own this issue with your fellow Democrats. Now you have your scapegoat, someone to blame for your own ineptitude, those intransient Republicans. You ran for the office you hold to lead. Forget about your political future when considering making the hard choices. Follow your oath and do what is right to lead this nation back to prosperity. Present the American people with your plan, detailing your positions and how you intend to achieve them.

You speak of a balanced approach with spending cuts and additional revenue to not chance harming the economy. However it is your policies which have accelerated and even helped to create the mess we are in. The American economy needs jobs; this can only be accomplished by creating an atmosphere where our free market, capitalist system is encouraged to invest in America and her bright future. I’m sure you also realize that spending cuts alone will not solve our problem. The trade deficit incurred by our country for energy is also a threat to our long term fiscal strength. The obvious answer is to expand our efforts for domestic production, refining and use of our natural resources to lower both energy prices and unemployment. Increased workers being hired across the country will lead to increased revenues for the government and improve America’s long term financial health.

We owe it to our children to leave them with a clean slate and a fresh start to pursue their dreams. The deficit must be addressed and our debt paid down. Failure to do so is immoral and will define the lack of leadership on your part and your legacy. Stop trying to scare people into acting hastily in a manner they may later regret. Plan, prepare and react in a timely manner to issues that arise so the American people can watch the actions of our elected officials. You promised transparency and yet all we see is legislation being passed without lawmakers even having the opportunity to review it. Yet you promised us the American people would have access to critical legislation through the internet far enough in advance for us to review it and to allow our thoughts to be heard. This is one of many broken promises made by you on the campaign trail. You seem to lack substance when it comes to governing. Campaigning and governing are separate and distinct functions. You have yet to show much of an appetite for the latter. Stop trying to act like a leader and actually be one.

You asked the American people to contact their elected officials and share their views hoping to pressure your opponents to give in to your demands. I pray this is just one of many voters holding you personally accountable for this mess and contacting you. This is your mess, no more passing the buck or the blame. Time for you to stand up and fix things now before it’s too late. You wanted the job now get out there and do it right, be the leader you aspired to be and millions thought you capable to be. This is a historic moment and history will judge you by your actions and or inactions at this time of great uncertainty. Present us with a plan with specifics. Do your job and lead.

Respectfully.

President Obama and the Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

President Obama has exhibited his now familiar style of leadership, brinkmanship, painting his opponents negatively and political posturing as he continuously acts like a candidate not a real leader. This is Mr. Obama’s way, he votes present, takes no stand and certainly does not lead through actions. He puts things off until there is no time for debate and then last minute deals are struck behind closed doors. He takes the high ground by basically doing nothing and then putting the blame on his opponents for fighting his well-meaning policies. It is a tactic of blame, posture, campaign instead of govern. His recent press conference is filled with examples of his tactics and lack of a politically viable solution available to him to the huge difficulty we find ourselves in.

First he begins by saying,”All the congressional leaders have reiterated the desire to make sure that the United States does not default on our obligations, and that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved. That is a good thing. I think we should not even be this close to a deadline on this issue; this should have been taken care of earlier. But it is encouraging that everybody believes that this is something that has to be addressed.” Whose fault is it that we are here now? The Democrats had control of both houses of the congress with veto proof majorities and the presidency from Jan 2009 until Jan 2011 and did nothing on this issue or even pass a budget. So he tries to blame the Republicans for being obstructionist for our current dilemna which is mendacious. This situation has gotten here because of his policies of accelerating our deficit spending and also by his lack of policies to deal with America’s current problems.

He goes on to say,”And for the general public — I’ve said this before but I just want to reiterate — this is not some abstract issue. These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills. If we do not, it could have a whole set of adverse consequences. We could end up with a situation, for example, where interest rates rise for everybody all throughout the country, effectively a tax increase on everybody, because suddenly whether you’re using your credit or you’re trying to get a loan for a car or a student loan, businesses that are trying to make payroll, all of them could end up being impacted as a consequence of a default.” Well his first public comments were directed at senior citizens trying to scare them about their social security checks. Knowing full well the concern this would raise was fear mongering. Now he says everyone would be hurt, sounds like more of the same on a larger scale. I still see no leadership in the form of a specific plan on his willingness to compromise just another measure to frighten the American people who may not be fully informed on the facts in this case.

Then he says, “Now, what is important is that even as we raise the debt ceiling, we also solve the problem of underlying debt and deficits. I’m glad that congressional leaders don’t want to default, but I think the American people expect more than that. They expect that we actually try to solve this problem, we get our fiscal house in order.” This from a man who proposed a 2011 budget with a projected $1.3 trillion deficit so outrageous he couldn’t even get it through the lame duck session of congress. Now he tries to lay claim to the moral highground of bringing back fiscal responsibility. His actions again bring into question his sincerity on this claim.

He goes on to say, “Now, what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we’re going to make significant cuts in domestic spending. And I have already said I am willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since Dwight Eisenhower.
It also requires cuts in defense spending, and I’ve said that in addition to the $400 billion that we’ve already cut from defense spending, we’re willing to look for hundreds of billions more.
It would require us taking on health care spending. And that includes looking at Medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations.” How we get there not a clue but defense spending we can look at additional cuts. This while he unconstitutionally involves us in a civil war in Libya. Only the Congress has the power to declare war and the President has ignored all calls to explain to Congress and the American people why we are there, what our objectives are, our national interest in this affair, what the risks and cost are. Ending this mission now would certainly save us some money. He also mentioned bringing the budget down to 1960 level under Dwight D. Eisenhower which is ludicrous. The budget was $92,191,000,000 17.8% of GDP with a surplus, he proposed a budget of $3,800,000,000,000 and a $1.3 trillion dollar annual deficit. Sounds great, again where’s the plan?

His next statement is incredulous given that he said that the Bush tax cuts just a few short months ago had to be extended because of the fragility of the economy and the high unemployment across the nation. Nothing has changed to suggest our economy is on the mend when we are told we are on the verge of financial collapse. He said, “And it would require revenues.” That means tax hikes which again is the wrong approach in this economic climate. Revenues can be raised by revewing regulations that inhibits use of our nation’s abundantly blessed energy reserves and new technologies. Unleashing American companies to invest, create needed infrastructure to build energy independance with American jobs would lead the American economy to prosperity, freedom and liberty.