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At 60, I've been privileged to pursue many of my interests, as well as work in some rewarding positions, and some of the things that have held my interest can be further explored in the links section (coming soon). Either way, I hope you find some things on this site of interest, and possible of use. Before reading my blog or any of my essays, you might want to see where I'm coming from. Here's the link to my perspective: http://www.bullock.org/index.php/perspectives.
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Monday, December 2, 2013
Obamacare, a term which the President is now actively distancing himself from, causes the creation of classes of health care coverage that differ significantly from traditional health insurance policies. These plans include such things as mandated pre-existing coverage, mandated coverage for pregnancies, mandated coverage for birth control, mandated coverage for abortion services, and other one-size-fits-all items that insurers must offer. If you don't take one of these policies, you'll end up paying a tax at the end of the year. These non-Obamacare-mandated policies have been labeled "sub-standard" policies by the Administration in an attempt to indicate there's something wrong with them. Well....
I will probably never be pregnant. I will probably never need an abortion. Since I'm married and we've had all the children we're going to have and had that issue successfully taken care of, I'll not be needing birth control. BUT, the insurers cannot deduct these items from my premium calculations because they're mandated by the law. Thus, I'm paying for things I'll never need. In reality, I'm paying for someone else's premiums for these things. That's theft, and there's no way to spin it otherwise. I'm sorry, but I don't want to pay for your pregnancy-related coverage, but the government is making me!
Now. We've recently had a coverage problem in our family where a policy that was adequate for what we needed has now been canceled, and we're scrambling to find a replacement. IF we could get to the Obamacare site, the prices I've seen are higher than what we were paying, and contains things we don't need. We can get coverage from a policy that doesn't contain all these Obamacare-mandated items, but we'll have to pay the tax at the end of the year. Eventually, the government will force these companies from business by increasing the non-compliance tax at the end of the year, and we'll be forced into the Obamacare system anyway, which was the intent in the first place no matter what the liars in the White House have said.
ONLY the liberals/progressives could come up with a system where they declare an entire industry in crisis, then come up with a solution that is infinitely more complicated and inifitely worse than the existing system, while at the same time taking freedom away from every American. So, tell me, why don't we have the tar hot, the feathers ready, and the rail hoisted ready to plant tarred-and-feathered politicians onto on their way out of town?
We don't have sub-standard insurance policies. We have sub-standard men in place in Washington. We have a sub-standard Administration!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel the to the separation.
WE hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness--
These words, written 237 years ago, are just as true now, and for many of the same reasons, as they were in the age in which they were written. In both instances citizens were oppressed by their own government which refused to address their grievances, their so-called "representatives" refused to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation, and, indeed, much was being imposed upon them by those who didn't represent them at all.
To that end, I hereby renounce any political affiliation with any of those in our government at all levels, and pledge to only support individuals who I deem to represent the Constitution as originally intended (e.g. exclusion of antithetical amendments like the 16th), and who, as our founders did, come the closest to pledging their "Lives,...Fortunes,...and Sacred Honor" in defense of the Constitution. Currently I can count on one hand those individuals who fit that definition, and none of them are from my home state!
If you agree, please re-post, and let's prepare for the battle to regain control of our country next November. I am now neither Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or any other labeled-affiliation. I AM AN AMERICAN! DON'T TREAD ON ME!!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Charles Krauthammer, who I have a lot of respect for, told Jon Stewart in a recent inter view that Republicans should admit there have been some liberal successes, and he named Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare as examples. Liberal successes? Please!
Social Security is a bad deal. If you'd taken the money you and your employer (which was also your money!) paid into SS and invested it in anything with even a modest return you'd easily be a millionaire by 50. Medicare and Medicaid are the primary drivers of the huge cost increases in health care costs, and are among the primary drivers in our national debt. Government social programs always make things worse and eventually suck up the resources from everything else. Just look at the so-called "war on poverty". After 40+ years of confiscating trillions from working people and redistributing it to those who don't work, we now have a hugely expensive program that has actually made the problem worse and is all but politically impossible to stop.
Here's the thing: Common sense and history tell you socialistic programs don't work, and facts and history will not be denied. Eventually these programs grow and either devour all available resources bringing down even the mightiest, or common sense prevails and they are dismantled, but not until after having stolen precious resources from those whose work ethic made such resources available to the thieves! It is best to never put government in the position of being enabled for thievery in the first place. Obamacare is the latest example and most likely the vehicle that will finish our trip over the cliff. We now have a $17 trillion debt and over $100 trillion in obligations with no turnaround possible given the current political climate. There's no place else to go except over the cliff.
It's time to wake up people! Reagan said it best. The solutions are simple but they are hard. Do we do the hard things and possibly survive, or look for complicated solutions like Obamacare and cease to exist? History says the latter and, unfortunately so does politics!
Obamacare - Designed to fail
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
OK, so here's the latest partial list:
Fast and Furious - evidently an attempt by the Justice Department to force gun control to the forefront under the guise of tracking weapons to drug lords. It was completely botched by the Justice Department. Both Eric Holder and Barack Obama say they didn't know anything about it.
Benghazi - An attack on our embassy in Libya where, it appears, something the Administration was up to something else as well because of the "mission" that was there, reportedly operated by the CIA. However, we've gotten completely away from that story because of all the other scandals. The State Department not only didn't have the personnel there protected, even though they'd begged for more security, but refused to help them when trouble came. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama said they were unaware of the problems there.
AP Phone Records - The Justice Department seized the records of Associated Press reporters citing national security concerns ("leaks") without notifying in advance the AP they were doing so, even though that was the procedure. I guess it's OK when the government doesn't follow the rules. Either way, Barack Obama says he didn't know anything about it.
James Rosen of Fox News - see AP Phone records above. Same deal all around, except they were even more intrusive because, of course, it's Fox News. Barack Obama says he didn't know about this one either.
IRS - The Internal Revenue Service not only leaked confidential information about farmers in the Midwest, but specifically targeted 501 c(4) organizations that didn't toe-the-liberal-party-line. This targeting included actual harassment, demanding to know such things as what the organizations' leaders prayed about. Liberal organizations, in the meantime, were given 501 c(4) status without so much as the blink of an eye. Barack Obama, Timothy Geitner, and the head of the IRS all say they didn't know anything about this.
IRS (again) - The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) specifies the IRS will be then enforcement agency for health care coverage, and they're hiring 16,000 new agents just for that purpose. Turns out the person in charge of implementing Obamacare for the IRS is the same person who ordered the targeting of conservative organizations. Oops - that'll work out well! No comment from Barack Obama or Tim Geitner....
IRS (AGAIN!) - The people who hold a gun to your head and tell you to pay up or else are spending millions on "conferences" that are nothing more than lavish vacations for their employees. They make entertainment videos, have dance classes, and reserve expensive hotel rooms for these time-outs - all with your money. Barack Obama and Timothy Geitner didn't know anything about this.
IRS (One more time) - The person responsible for some of these abuses was called before Congress to 'splain herself, and she took the 5th amendment!! Try doing that the next time the IRS asks you to 'splain yourself!!
NSA - As it turns out, the same Barack Obama who, as a Senator, castigated George W. Bush for spying on Americans, now has the very same agency collecting massive amounts of information about American Citizens. Claiming his administration "strikes the right balance", he suddenly seems to know an awful lot about something he said initially he didn't know was happening! On top of all this, there are a number of members of Congress, including many RINOs, who don't see a problem with all this data collection.
Susan Rice - She either lied about Benghazi, or was too stupid to realize what she was saying didn't hold water. She's now been appointed National Security Adviser.
In light of all the above, here's a couple of things you need to come away with:
First, this is either the most incompetent administration in history because nobody appears to know what's going on, or this is the most corrupt administration in history. Either one is really bad!
Secondly, and here's the main point: Neither Barack Obama, any of the members of his cabinet, any of his appointees, any civil service employee, or any combination of the above - none of them are qualified to be God. Yet, over the years, we've allowed them God-like powers over our lives, and over the last weeks and months the curtain has been pulled back just enough that we can see that monster pulling the strings on the other side.
So, here's my question: Have you had enough? Apparently, we really are that stupid.