Thursday, July 30, 2009

Large group rallies in Downtown Roanoke to Oppose Socialized Medicine

A large group of concerned citizens gathered in Downtown Roanoke today, to Oppose the Federal Governement takeover of our Healthcare system.

The PATIENTS FIRST bus rolled into Roanoke today at about 3 pm. Speaking to the Crowd, Ben Marchi (VA director of Americans for Prosperity) asked people to call their elected leaders, immediately from their cellphones. He then gave out phone numbers of the local electeds.

Another speaker, Dr. Lawrence Hunter of The Social Security Institute spoke against Obama's plan to ration healthcare and how it will hit our oldest citizens the hardest....and the provisions in the bill for mandatory "Death counseling" at age 65 and every 5 years after that.

Our local Senator, Ralph Smith, also addressed the crowd and spoke of his opposition to the Govt. plan.

I hope that Senators Warner and Webb, and Congressment Boucher and Perriello are listening! We the people expect them to OPPOSE this horrible plan for Federal Control of America's Healthcare system.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Democrat/Obama Health Plan


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MORE PROVISIONS (Added as I go through them):

Section 113 b-1 Page 22: Mandates an audit of all employers that self-insure to "ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure".

Section 123 Page 30: A government Health Benefits Advisory Committee will recommend what treatments and benefits are available. Once accepted and adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, there is no appeal.

Section 141 & 142 Page 42: Establish a "Health Choices Commissioner" appointed by the Prresident who will establish qualified plan standards for the insured, establish a "Health INsurance Exchange", will administer "Health Insurance Credits" and determin who is eligible, will ensure compliance, conduct audits, administer penalites and remedies.

Section 152 Page 50: All healthcare services will be provided without regard to "personal characteristcs" which is not defined within the document as is understood to include immigration status.

Section 1173A a-2-D Page 58: Calls for a National Health Plan Beneficiary Identification Card for every person and the ability to determine a persons indivual financial responsibility and eligibility prior to, or at the time of service.

Section 1173A a-4-C Page 59: Requires the ability to have electronic funds tranfer from insured account to the federal government automate reconcilliation of health care payment.

Section 164 Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize a retiree reinsurance health fund up to 10 billion dollars to assist participating employment-based plans (unions, community organizers, etc.) with the cost of providing health benefits to retirees and to eligible spouses, surviving spouses and dependents of such retirees

Section 294 b-7 Page 91: Government mandates culturally and linguistically appropriate communication and health services for all.

Section 205 a-1 Page 95-96: The Government will etsablish an outreach program to inform, educate, and enroll participants, directed at "vulnerable" populations and to be accomplished in person at "community locations", by mail, telephone, or electronically. Tailor made for ACORN and Americorps.

Section 205 C-3-3 Page 102: If you do not enroll in a "National Health Exchange Plan" and are eligible for Medicaid, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicaid. You have no choice in the matter.

Section 223 f Page 124: There will be no administrative or "judicial review" permitted for payment rates established under the National Health Care Plans.

Section 224 b Page 125: The Secretary shall design and implement the payment mechanisms and policies under this section in a manner that — (1) seeks to (B) reduce health disparities (including racial, ethnic and other disparities).

Section 312 a-4, c-2 Page 145-148: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into a government approved plan, either the public plan or another plan, unless an employee makes an affiormative decision to opt out.

Seaction 312 b-3 Page 146-147: Employers MUST pay pro-rated healthcare contribution for part-time employees AND their families.

Section 313 b-1 Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll, $350+-400K it is 6%, for over $300+-350K it is 4%, for $250+-300K it is 2%.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Roanoke Tea Party, July 4

Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians all have one thing in common. They all attended that Roanoke Tea Party in Elmwood Park on July 4th and most of them brought signs stating their opinions on various matters important to them.

This is the 2nd Tea Party held in Roanoke, the 1st being on tax day, April 15th of this year. The purpose of the Tea Parties is to give everyone a voice, to let all opinions be heard, to make sure that everybody matters.

Over 1,000 people came to enjoy the sunshine, the company and the music as well as to hear speakers from all walks of life. House of Representatives Morgan Griffith said, “Today is not called dependence day. It is not about the money, it is about the right to tax with representation. Government spending is out of control and that brings about dependence, not independence for its citizens. How we spend our money is as valid today as it was on December 16, 1773.”

Jeff Bowles from the Libertarian party talked about Thomas Jefferson and how “the founder’s realized that government was necessary but dangerous so they contained it within the constitution.” Jackie Bledsoe of explained exactly what the Fair Tax is and how it would work in today’s environment of excessive spending and taxes. “It is a revenue neutral plan with a retail sales tax on new goods and services only”, and the country would be able to abolish the Internal Revenue Service altogether.

Bill Cleaveland, running for the 17th House of Delegates seat stated, “Your voices are the pulse of this country. If your voice is quiet, this country will die. I am angry like you and I hope you are angry about the tax situation as it is. Make your voice heard in November.”

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee for Attorney General, got the crowd fired up when he said; “Conservatives in Northern Virginia should be under the Endangered Species Act since there are so few of us left. We need to take back our constitution and make sure this Cap & Trade bill is not passed. Even Greenpeace is against Cap & Trade and you know how liberal they are.”

After the invited speakers, the microphone was opened up to the public. Any one who chose to speak could have 5 minutes and many in attendance took advantage of the opportunity to be heard. Topics ranged from abortion, freedom, limited government, Cap & Trade, free speech, liberalism, thanking veterans and prayer.

Organizers say they plan to have another Tea Party in Roanoke this fall.

By Carla M. Bream

Friday, July 10, 2009

Class lesson on Socialism

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
but had once failed an entire class.


That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK,
we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering,
blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Upcoming Events in Roanoke

Flag Raising Ceremony - Friday, July 3, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. - 325 Elm Ave, S.E., Roanoke, VA -Come join fellow patriots, active military members and veterans, local political leaders, law enforcement and civic leaders as we celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Email Carla Bream for more information.

Roanoke Tea Party - Saturday, July 4, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. - 7 pm (Music starts at 3 pm) Elmwood Park, Downtown Roanoke - Celebrate freedom, listen to music and let your voice be heard. Special guest speakers include House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith and State Senator and our next Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Click here for more information on the Roanoke Tea Party Website.